USO Okinawa celebrated the USO’s 81st birthday on Feb. 4. The celebration included free food and prize giveaways for the USO staff, volunteers, and service members alike while other patrons utilized the office’s plethora of amenities.
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Salvador Salinas, III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Information Group (MIG), and USO Camp Hansen staff member Cynthia Doyle, prepare for a live-fire range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 10, 2022.
U.S. Marines, Camp Schwab USO volunteers, and community relations specialists with Camp Schwab interact with Japanese local national children and hand out Halloween-themed goodie bags in Nago, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 29, 2021.
Challenge Accepted! 100 Okinawa Trekkers found motivation to complete the daunting task of completing an 80-mile trek from a desire to see the island, to honor fallen service members, to prepare for competitions, to be consistently active, and to meet new friends.
Have you heard of Japan’s furikake? In Japanese, furikake means "to sprinkle over." Furikake are seasonings of various dried ingredients such as egg, seaweed, or sesame, made to top a bowl of plain white rice.
The famous Land of the Rising Sun is known for so many things, it’s hard to even mention them all: culture, history, pop culture, manga, anime, cosplay, sights, architecture...the list could go on and on.