The location of American Village used to be under the water. In 1981, Hamby Airfield, which was used as a US Marine helicopter base during the Vietnam War was returned to Okinawa. A coast adjacent to the airfield was reclaimed, and the popular shopping area came to be constructed there.
Weeks after finding out our next assignment would be Camp Zama, Japan, and shortly before our arrival in the Land of the Rising Sun, I happened upon a cookbook co-authored by Naoko Takei Moore and Kyle Connaughton.
Whether it’s a choice steak or a simple hotdog, nothing says summer like grilling. Don’t forget the vegies! The folks at DECA have gone out of their way to prove that there’s more to pairing grilled meat with vegetables than potato salad.