Take a trip to Okinawa’s “Carrot Island.” Known for its sweet carrots, Tsuken Island, just off the east coast of Okinawa’s main island, is a wonderous place with interesting landscapes and beautiful views.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jose Romo, a joint terminal attack controller, with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, analyzes data during a certification exercise, on White Beach, Okinawa, Japan, June 13, 2022.
Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Cody Chronister, assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa security department, holds a rubber training pistol on an armed suspect in a training exercise on CFAO White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan June 7, 2022. CFAO maintains and operates facilities to support the U.S. Navy’s naval and aviation assets in the...
Senior Chief Electronics Technician Brian Kelley, assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO), presents a topic at Sailor 360 held onboard CFAO White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan June 7, 2022.
U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Sailors have a language exchange held onboard CFAO White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan March 30, 2022.
Tsuken Island, just off the east coast of Okinawa’s main island, is also known as “Carrot Island.” This wonderous place with interesting landscapes and beautiful views has earned this moniker because Tsukenjima ninjin carrots are its signature product, known for their rich sweetness.
Capt. Patrick Dziekan, Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO) commanding officer, meritoriously promotes Logistics Specialist 1st Class Bienvenido Quimbao, from Olongapo City, Philippines and assigned to CFAO port operations, in a ceremony on White Beach Naval Facility Mar. 10, 2022. His family watched the ceremony via cell phone.
Ens. Cody Haase, Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa security officer, administers the oath of enlistment to Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Kwame Nyantakyi, assigned to CFAO security department, during his reenlistment ceremony onboard a harbor patrol craft in the waters of CFAO White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan Mar. 8, 2022.
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.