U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Priest, 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, delivers fuel to a 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer during a flight over the Pacific Ocean, March 19, 2023.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Barker, 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, watches an F-16CM Fighting Falcon assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing approach a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th ARS to receive fuel over Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 27, 2023.
As a kid, every New Year I would look forward to a sweet jelly called kouhaku kanten. Kanten is a jelly made from boiled tengusa algae and seaweed. It is known for being low-calorie and rich in fiber, so it is often used as a healthy alternative to regular sweets.
It has been said that food is the soul of a country. This couldn’t be truer for Okinawa. A mix of favorable natural conditions and diverse foreign influences produced unique eating habits and a cooking style that is now known as “Okinawan cuisine”.