Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Christopher Helmer, from Modesto, Calif., assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO), is frocked to first class petty officer during a frocking ceremony on Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, Mar. 3.
A chief pinning ceremony was held onboard Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa’s White Beach Naval Facility Jan. 29, 2021. Seven personnel who passed the chief initiation process were honored or pinned.
Chief Master-at-Arms Antwan Miller, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, and Command Senior Chief David Garibay, NMCB 4 acting command master chief, raise the battalion colors during a Relief-in-Place Transfer-of-Authority (RIPTOA) at Camp Shields, Okinawa.
Capt. Scott Hardy, right, Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa commanding officer, presents a plaque to Mila Kogachi, on the occasion of her retirement at CFAO, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan Dec. 11, 2020.
Unlike in South Korea or Bhutan, winter in Okinawa doesn’t take a lot of spicy hot-pot-type dishes to get through. That may be one reason why the subtropical island didn’t offer many spicy foods in the past.