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Okinawa Japan
                          Table of Contents
Page          Resource

5             Emergency Phone Numbers
6             Frequently Requested Numbers
7             Spouses Checklist
8-14          Marine Corps Family Team Building
        8-9         Spouses Learning Series
        10          L.I.N.K.S
        11          Family Readiness Program
        12          Deployment support program
        13          CREDO, PREP, Premarital Workshop,
        14          JSO

15-19         Personal Services Center
        15          Operational Readiness Support Program; Cultural Programs
        16          Exceptional Family Member Program
        17          Financial Management, Relocation Assistance Program, Holiday Food
                    Voucher Program, Family Care Plan
        18          Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP), Preretirement
                    workshop, Family Member Employment Assistance Program,
        19          Federal Government Application Workshop, Local Emplyment Info Fair,
                    Veterans affair Assistance

20-24         Counseling and Advocacy Program
        20          Prevention and Outreach Program,
                    Personal & Family Counseling,
        21          Counseling support,
                    The Counseling Experience,
                    Life skills Workshops and Groups
        22          New Parent Support Program,
                    Family Advocacy Program,
                    Victim Advocacy Program
        23          Additional Resources,
                    Contact Information
        24          USMC Child Supervision Guidelines,
                    Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC)

25-26         Tricare Pacific

        25          Civilian Care Outside of Okinawa

27-28         Medical/Dental Care
29            General Safety Information on Okinawa
30            Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
31-32         American Red Cross

                            Table of Contents
        31            How to Initiate a Red Cross Message
33-41           Legal Assistance
        33            Legal Overview
        34            List of Legal Assistance Can and Cannot
        35-39         What ever member needs to know
                      General Power of Attorney
                      Special Power of Attorney
                      Health Care Power of Attorney
                      Durable Power of Attorney
                      Domestic Relations
        39            Wills, Estates and Trusts
        39            Consumer Advice
        40-41         Legal Assistance Service Offices

42              Tours Plus
43              Religious Ministry Team
44              USO
45-46           Military One Source
47-58           Pre Deployment Info
                and Checklist
59-68           Children, Youth and Teen Program Information
69-71           DODDS School Information and Phone numbers
72              Housing Offices
73              Women Infant Children Overseas (WIC)
74-76           Kadena Veterinarian Services
        74-75         Civilian Veterinarians
77              Karing Kennels
78-79           Education
80              Typhoon Motors
81              Single Marine Program
82-92           Helpful Military Information
        82-87         Marine Corps Acronyms
        88            Military Time Conversion
        89-90         Social Etiquette and Protocol
        91            Marine Uniform Directory
        92            Marine Corps Rank Structure
93-100                Typhoon and Disaster Information

                   Table of Contents
101-107   Local Restaurants
108       Semper Fit
109       Useful Websites
110-112   MCCS Directory

               Emergency Phone Numbers
Ambulance                 On Base                         911
Ambulance                 Off Base                   098-893-7911
Emergency Room            Lester Naval Hospital        645-7338
Emergency Room            Call from off base         098-893-1984
Poison Control            Lester Naval Hospital        643-7700
Car Accident/Police       Camp Foster               645-3423/7441
                          Torii Station             644-4715/4700
                          Kadena Air Force Base        634-2475
                          Camp Courtney                622-9690
                          MCAS Futenma                 636-3140
                          Camp Schwab                  625-2517
                          Camp Hansen                  623-4165
Crime Hotline             Kadena Air Force Base        634-3333
Auto Towing Service       MCCS Camp Foster             645-7441
Information/Operator      Kadena Air Force Base        938-1111
                          All other installations      911-5111
Domestic Violence         Hotline                      634-4357
Spouse Abuse              Hotline                      634-3123
Help Line/Suicide Prev.   Hotline                      634-4357
Crisis Line               Hotline (off base)         098-938-0992
Teen Care Line            Hotline                      622-2273
Auto Towing After Hours   MCCS Camp Foster          090-3794-2556

   Frequently Requested Phone Numbers
Base Chaplain                           645-2501
Camp Foster                             645-7486
Camp Courtney                           622-9350
Camp McTureous                          622-7505
Camp Hansen
  East Chapel                           623-4519
  West Chapel                           623-4619
Camp Kinser                             637-1148
Camp Schwab                             625-2644
MCAS Futenma                            636-3677

Counseling & Advocacy (CAP)
Camp Foster, Bldg 439                   645-2915/2916/2918
New Parent Support Program              645-0396
Marine and Family Services Center       645-2104
Exceptional Family Member Program       645-7806
Kadena Family Service Center            634-3366

Children, Youth & Teens
Resource & Referral
       Camp Foster, Bldg 495            645-4117
Child Development Centers
       Camp Courtney                    645-7751/7761
       Camp Foster                      645-2549/3846
       Camp Kinser                      637-2296/2293
Family Child Care Office
       Camp Foster, Bldg 495            645-2174
School-Age Care (SAC)
       Bechtel Elementary               622-9051
       Kinser Elementary                637-2868
       Zukeran Elementary               645-2576

Marine Corps Family Team Building
Camp Foster, Bldg 5677                  645-3689

Personal Services Center
Camp Courtney, Bldg 4425                622-7332/9754
Camp Foster, Bldg 445                   645-2104/2106
Camp Hansen, Bldg 2339                  623-2622/2646
Camp Kinser, Bldg 1220                  637-2815/1628
Camp Schwab, Bldg 3327                  625-2622/2646
Substance Abuse Counseling Center
Camp Foster                             645-3009

                         Spouses Checklist
_____ Do you have your Family Readiness Officer‟s name and phone number?
_____ Does your FRO have your up to date contact information if you
      return to CONUS?
_____ Do you know your spouse‟s social security number?
_____ Are your passports up to date?
_____ Do you have a plan to purchase emergency return home tickets if
_____ Do you have an up to date family care plan?
_____ Is the record of emergency data page service record current
      and correct?
_____ Is your ID card or your children‟s‟ about to expire?
_____ Have you arranged for an ID card for any child who will be turning
      10 years old before your spouse‟s return?
_____ Have the cars‟ maintenance been discussed and who will take care of repairs?
_____ Have you planned to pay for Road Tax and/or JCI or your vehicle while
      your spouse is deployed?
_____ Do you understand what the Family Readiness Program, Marine Corps Family
      Team Building, Personal Service Center, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, Red
      Cross, Unit Chaplain, etc …can do for you and how to contact them?
_____ Do you know your spouses complete deployed FPO AP address?
_____ Have you talked to your children about where Dad/Mom is going?
      When he/she will be coming home and why?
_____ Have you and your spouse made your wills? Are they current and in a
      convenient place?
_____ Do you need a power of attorney to sign your spouse‟s name on income tax
      forms or to cash a tax return?
_____ Do you have an adequate allotment? Will it cover rent, utilities, groceries, bills,
      and other expenses?
_____ Has your spouse already signed a pre-authorization form from Navy Marine
      Corps Relief Society?
_____ Do you know the process for moving household goods?
_____ Have you and your spouse discussed your feelings concerning the deployment‟s
      beginning as well as its end?
_____ Do you know where important family documents are?
_____ Have you told someone you trust where your important family documents
      are and have you included that information in your family care plans?
_____ Do you have a signed authorization form for dependent medical treatment?
_____ Do you have a working family care plan?
_____ Have you given your home a security check?
_____ Do your parents and in-laws know how to reach you and your spouse in case of

       Marine Corps Family Team Building
                       Located on Foster in building 5677
The mission statement of Marine Corp. Family Team Building is to assist Commanders in
preparing and equipping families of their Marines and Sailors with the skills and tools to
successfully meet the challenges of the military lifestyle. Marine Corps Family Team Building
provides family readiness programs to ensure commanders and program volunteers receive
necessary resources and support through prevention and education.

Covered in the Marine Corps Order 1754.6, there are five programs in the MCFTB pillar of the
Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS). Those programs are Family Readiness, L.I.N.K.S
(Lifestyle, Insight, Networking, Knowledge and Skills), Spouses Leadership Seminar (SLS),
CREDO (Chaplain‟s Religious Enrichment Development Operation), and PREP (prevention
Relationship Enhancement Program. Unique to Okinawa, we also have JSO (Japanese
Spouse‟s Orientation) and Japanese L.I.N.K.S.


                      The Spouses' Learning Series provides Marine Corps spouses the
                      opportunity to further their personal and professional growth through a
                      series of workshops and online courseware. This program is available to
                      all Marine Corps spouses. The triad of workshops and online courseware
                      provides skills and educational development in the following areas:
                      Communication, Relationship Building, Personal and Professional
Empowerment, Business Management and Leadership, Stress Reduction, Goal Setting, and
Life/Work Balance.

 Marine Corps Family Team Building Cont.
Spouses' Learning Series - Online Educational Skills Building

The online Business Management and Leadership Skills training are professional, self-paced and
targeted to meet the needs of the Spouses' Learning Series (SLS). SLS Online Courseware is
designed to provide spouses with short, effective online learning opportunities to expand their
base of knowledge in their personal and professional lives. Courses are available 24-7 and are
free. Each of the 80+
courses is intended to be applicable to all levels of education and volunteering regardless of
whether the spouse is new or experienced, management or entry level. The various course topics
are listed below.

Personal and Professional Development Classes cover the following topic areas:

      Communication Skill Builders
      Leadership Development
      Management Skill Builders
      Personal Skills Development
      Team Building

Spouses' Learning Series - Leadership Skills Workshop (LSW)

These four hour interactive, educational workshops provide participants the opportunity to
improve interpersonal skills, become a more effective communicator and facilitate better team
building. Participants are also able to take a self-scored personality assessment and learn how
their personality type relates and can interact more effectively with others.

The skills and techniques gained through this workshop will benefit leaders of all experience

Workshop topics include:

           1.   Understanding your personality type and others
           2.   Improving Communications
           3.   Dealing with difficult people
           4.   Improving your team building skills

 Marine Corps Family Team Building Cont.

             Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills

L.I.N.K.S. is a volunteer, team-mentoring program. The program offers an orientation to
the Marine Corps lifestyle, helping people adapt to the unique challenges military life
often presents. L.I.N.K.S offers classes for Marines, spouses, children, teens and
parents. We also offer Japanese L.I.N.K.S for spouses and children.

The program works through a partnership of volunteers & Marine Corps Family Team
Building (MCFTB) staff. The discussion group leaders are experienced military family
members who facilitate the learning process by using a mentoring style of
presentation. The climate is fun, informal, with a nurturing structure and format.
Participants receive real life tips, information on Marine Corps culture, and available
resources to enable them to help themselves.

L.I.N.K.S. provides information on:

      Marine Corps history, tradition and language
      Benefits and services
      Financial awareness
      Dealing with separation and deployments
      Tips on moving
      Effective communication

MCFTB L.I.N.K.S. is a forum for the experienced to pass on their Marine Corps lifestyle
insights in a positive, casual, and non-threatening environment; using the concept of
"helping others help themselves." L.I.N.K.S. provides the opportunity to make new
friends and enjoy being a part of the Marine Corps family.

We encourage all spouses to attend L.I.N.K.S. whether you are newly married or
together for 20 years. L.I.N.K.S can not only provide you with tools to enhance your life,
it is also a great place to network and meet new people. We look forward to seeing all
of you at the next class!

 Marine Corps Family Team Building Cont.
Welcome to the next generation of family readiness. MCFTB is now offering Unit Family
Readiness Volunteer training to include Family Readiness Advisor & Assistant trainings on a
monthly basis. Family Readiness Program volunteers need to be nominated by their unit and
registered to attend via their Unit Family Readiness Officer. FREE childcare is available for
volunteer trainings. For Commands to meet mandatory training requirements from HQMC;
Command Team and Family Readiness Officer trainings are also offered on a monthly basis. All
participants must be registered to attend. Please contact your Unit Family Readiness Officer for
more information.

       Readiness & Deployment Support Program
Readiness and Predeployment Briefs
These briefs are designed to prepare Marines, Sailors, and Family Members for deployment.
They are scheduled by the Unit Family Readiness Officer (FRO) and may be offered for groups
or individuals preparing for a deployment. Information on communications during deployment,
Family Care Plans, Red Cross, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society,
Finance/Benefits/Entitlements, Marine Corps Family Team Building and other topics are
covered to best prepare active duty members and families for the separation.

Beyond The Brief Workshops
These workshops are in place to give more detailed information on readiness and deployment
topics to active duty members and families than can be covered in a traditional Predeployment
brief. Topics include finance, the CACO process, parenting during deployment, and others.
These workshops will be held on a regular basis at MCFTB or may be scheduled by FROs for
individual Units.

In the Midst
In the Midst is a series of workshops designed to enhance the military spouse’s essential
combination of inner strength and endurance while having fun. The workshops cover a variety of
topics from resources on base and in the local community, relaxation, and others delivered in a
themed environment such as a spa theme, a circus theme and more. In the Midst is also available
for children ages 6-18. These workshops will be scheduled on a regular basis by MCFTB.

Kids and Deployment/Kids and Reunion
These are workshops for kids ages 4-18 that focus on the challenges and stresses of deployment
as felt by kids. The workshops consist of a puppet show with facilitated question and answer
time as well as a craft project. Kid’s workshops may be scheduled by the Unit FRO.

Return and Reunion Workshops for Spouses
Keynote speakers and subject matter experts are brought in to give information that focuses on
reuniting, readjusting, and rediscovering a homeward bound service member. The information
shared during these workshops is designed to focus on the stresses and emotions that are
inevitable in a post deployment family on ways to combat those issues through communication
and shared responsibility. Return and Reunion Workshops are scheduled via the Unit FRO and
are available to groups or individuals.

 Marine Corps Family Team Building Cont.



                                  CREDO is highly effective retreat program that supports the Marine
                                  Corps' readiness, retention, recruiting and quality of life priorities.
                                  Since its inception in 1971, it continues to provide programs for
personal growth, character development, team building, ethical leadership, and workshops on
marriage enrichment and spiritual growth. The retreats provide participants the opportunity to
develop new perspectives about their relationships with family and friends, the military and spiritual
traditions. Best of all it is FREE and open to all active duty military, Reservists, retirees, and family
members. 645-3041.

Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP)
The Marine Corps Base Chaplain offers this workshop designed for couples who want to improve
their communication skills. Learn how to work together to solve problems while preserving and
enhancing commitment and friendship.
 For more information call 645-7486.

Premarital Workshop
The Premarital Workshop provides guidelines for marriage on Okinawa and the Pacific area. It is
required to get married on Okinawa. The workshop is held monthly on at the Globe and Anchor on
Camp Foster. Topics for the workshop include Legal, Financial, U.S. Consulate, Citizenship,
Disbursing, Personal Services Center, and MCFTB programs. For more information call 645-3689.

 Marine Corps Family Team Building Cont.

              Japanese Spouses’ Orientation (JSO)

This program introduces Japanese fiancées and spouses to military life and American culture. JSO
is designed to assist Japanese spouses in their transition to a military spouse. A translator is
present for all sessions and FREE onsite childcare is provided. Participants must be registered to
attend. For more information contact Marine Corps Family Team Building at 645-3204 (bilingual

    Three day seminar offered quarterly
         Resources
         Guest speakers
         Translator
    One-day class offered monthly
         Tri-care
         Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Budget for Baby Class
         U.S. Consulate/Birth and Visa Registration
         Commissary Tour
         Participants select class topic

                  Personal Services Center
                            PSC Contact Information
Camp Foster                      Camp Courtney
Building: #445                   Building: #4425
Phone: 645-2104/2106             Phone: 622-7332/9754
Fax: 645-3930                    Fax: 622-9922
Camp Kinser                      Camp Hansen
Building: #1220                  Building: #2339
Phone: 637-2815/1628             Phone: 623-4522/4860
Fax: 637-2426                    Fax: 623-7727
Camp Schwab
Building: #3327
Phone: 625-2622/2646
Fax: 625-2454

                       Operational Readiness Support Program (ORSP)

                      The Operational Readiness Support Program provides
                      information and services to improve mission readiness
                      and quality of life for all personnel assigned to Navy and
                      Marine Corps installations throughout Okinawa. The
       program also provides relocation services to support personnel and family
       members when they arrive and depart from Okinawa.

Cultural Programs
    Calligraphy                            Commissary Curiosity (Hamby Town Tour)
    Basic Japanese Language                Uruma City Walking Tour
    Survival Japanese Language             Kinser Field Trip
    Evening Japanese Language              Gift Boxes
    Washi Egg                              Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
    Japanese Cooking                       Obi Making

Pre/Post Deployment

These briefs are geared toward assisting Sailors, Marines and their Families who are
slated to deploy or return from deployment.

                   Personal Services Center
                The Exceptional Family Member Program

                          Elizabeth P. Treon           Salina McBride
                          EFMP Coordinator             EFMP Assistant
                          645-9237/2104                645-7494/2104
EFMP Goals
   * To ensure the medical and educational needs of the Marine‟s or Sailor‟s exceptional family
     member is available and accessible at the next duty station/assignment.
   * Provide information & referral
   * Reduce HUM‟s / ERD‟s reassignment
   * Maintain deployability of the Marine/Sailor
   * Must be enrolled in DEERS
   * Must normally reside with Marine or Sailor
   * Must possess a special need (medical or educational)

Medical Needs                                Psychological Needs
   * Vision or hearing impaired                 * Depression diagnosis
   * Asthma                                     * Personality disorder
   * Allergies                                  * Phobias
   * Adaptive equipment                         * Long term counseling
   * Diabetes                                   * Special medications
   * Eczema                                     * Recent hospitalizations

Special Education Services
   * Occupational therapy
   * Attention deficit / Hyperactivity disorder
   * Physical therapy
   * Speech/Language therapy
   * Individual Education Plan (IEP)
   * Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)

Major misconceptions
   * My spouse “can not” deploy
   * We can not be stationed overseas
   * My spouse “can” select my duty station
   * It will hinder my spouse‟s promotion & career opportunities

                      Personal Services Center
                            Financial Management
The Personal Services Center, officers a variety of financial management classes.

                      Relocation Assistance Program
      Welcome Aboard Information
                                                   Military Homefront Relocation
      Newcomers' Orientation Welcome
                                                   Loan Locker
      Smooth Move
                                                   Coupon Program
      Sponsorship Training

                      Holiday Food Voucher Program
The Holiday Food Voucher Program (HFVP) was established to provide financial relief,
in the form of food vouchers to eligible active duty Marines and Sailors during the
Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday periods. These food vouchers are redeemable at
Okinawa Defense Commissary Agency (DECA) facilities. Eligibility requirements

      Single income families of active duty Marines and Sailors, (E-4 and below) and
       DOD employees (GS-05/NAFI equivalent and below) with at least one child or
       other legal dependents (e.g. parents) who currently reside in Okinawa with the
       service member or DOD employee
      Single income families of active duty Marines and Sailors, (E-5) with two or more
       children or other legal dependents (e.g. parents) who currently reside in Okinawa
       with the service member.
      "NEW" - Holiday Food Voucher Committee MSC Coordinators may qualify
       families not otherwise eligible under the above guidance when special financial
       need exists. Under this provision, MSC Coordinators are also encouraged to
       qualify any family currently residing in Okinawa whose sponsor is deployed to
       combat operations during the holiday period.

If you have any questions, please contact the HFVP Coordinator at 645-7494 or via

                   Personal Services Center
                         Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP)

                         The Transition Assistance Management Program assists
                         individuals separating or retiring from the military by
                         providing information and assistance in their job search
                         endeavors. The program also provides information on
                         employment resources and application procedures to
                         family members looking for employment on island or
       returning to the States.

Transition Assistance Program
This three day mandated seminar is held in conjunction with the TAMP brief and is a
must for separating service members and their spouses seeking employment in today's
competitive job market.

Unit Transition Counselor Training (UTC)

This is a required three-hour class that explains the obligations and unit responsibilities
as outlined in MCO 1745.5 and or OPNAVINST 1900.2.

Pre-retirement Workshop
This four-day seminar specifically addresses concerns surrounding planning for the
future and a career after military retirement.

Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP)
This program assists family members looking for employment either on island or
stateside and provides information on employment resources and application
                                    Interviewing Skills
Learn how to ask and answer questions, dress appropriately, negotiate salaries and
analyze your performance.
                                      Resume Writing
This class will help you identify your transferable job skills that are necessary for the
completion of a winning resume and successful job interview.
                                    Ultimate Job Search
This workshop is designed to help you begin your job search by improving your job
search techniques, enabling you to find your dream job!

                   Personal Services Center
                     Federal Government Application Workshop
This three-hour class explains how to effectively prepare an application for federal
employment opportunities.

                          Local Employment Information Fair
Tentatively held every October. Approximately 30 representatives from all sources of
employment on Okinawa provide information regarding employment opportunities within
their organization for SOFA status personnel.

                             Veterans Affairs Assistance
The VA Representative assist transitioning military members, retirees and surviving
spouses with educational services and assistance in obtaining VA benefits.

                                 Retired Activities Office
The Retired Activities Office (RAO) provides information and referral for all military
retirees/families on Okinawa, regardless of branch of service.

    Counseling & Advocacy Program (CAP)
                                Camp Foster- Building 439

                                   Goals of the Program –
              To provide support, education, networking, and improve quality of life
                                    for families on Okinawa.

                   Prevention and Outreach Program - This program offers educational briefs,
                   seminars, and workshops to individuals, commands, and community
                   organizations. Prevention Specialists provide briefs and/or training to meet your
                   training goals or address specific needs, such as:

                   Stress and Anger Management
                   Suicide Prevention & Awareness
                   EffectiveCommunication
                   Healthy Dating and Relationships
                   Child Abuse Identification & Reporting
 Counseling & Advocacy Program Overview
 Predeployment and Return & Reunion Briefs

To schedule a brief call 645-2915 or email

Personal and Family Counseling

                   Everyone Needs Help Once in a While
                   Personal and Family Counselors are available at the Camp Foster Counseling
                   & Advocacy Program in Bldg. 439 to help you and your family cope with the
                   challenges of marriage, parenting, deployment, reunion and reintegration.
                   These challenges can have an effect on your emotional health, relationships,
                   family life, and military readiness - and we're here to help. Counseling services
                   are available at no charge, they're easy to use, and they're just a phone call

       Counseling & Advocacy Program (CAP) Cont.
Counseling Support
You and eligible family members, to include children, may each receive up to 8 sessions with a
family counselor per incident, per calendar year. If the situation mandates it, the sessions can be
extended past 8. Through a network of licensed counselors, you can receive guidance on a range of
topics including:

      Relationships and marital issues
      Family conflicts
      Stress
      Parenting
      Parent and teen communication
      Divorce
      Separation
      Grief and loss
      Life changes

The Counseling Experience
When you schedule an appointment with a counselor, expect them to help you:

      Review the problem
      Identify key target issues
      Gain insight into solutions
      Set clear, understandable and realistic goals
      Develop a specific plan to obtain your goals which may include:
           o Developing interpersonal communication skills
           o Learning stress management techniques
           o Improving relationship skills
           o Working through the bereavement process

                      If you need help, call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 645-2915. If you call
                  after hours leave a message and someone will contact you the next workday.

                   Life Skills Workshops and Groups
                  These workshops and groups are facilitated by trained professional counselors.
                  Services are confidential within the limits of the law and records are not

                         Stress & Anger Management
                                 Suicide Prevention
                                 Effective Communication
                                 Healthy Dating & Relationships
                                 Child Abuse Identification & Reporting
                                 Counseling & Advocacy Program Overview
                                 Predeployment/Return & Reunion Briefs

     Counseling & Advocacy Program (CAP) Cont.
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) debriefings are also available by request. This service
includes individual, small group and large group crisis intervention for military units or civilian
agencies or groups that have experienced tragic loss of life or disaster. This crisis intervention is
facilitated by licensed mental health professionals.

                                New Parent Support Program
                                This program offers a variety of support, education and referral
                                services to parents with young children.

                                Licensed nurses and social workers.
                                Supportive and educational services to families with children 5 years
                                or younger.
                                Home visits and infant care classes.

                                Cover issues such as nutrition, parenting, communication, safety, and
                                baby and me.
                                Play Mornings (weekly time for parents to meet other parents and
                                kids to interact with other kids)

For details and class information call 645-0396 or visit our website.

                      Family Advocacy Program - Is comprised of trained professional clinical
                      social workers and counselors. Professional assessments and intervention is
                      available for couples and families who have experienced domestic violence.
                      The Family Advocacy Program focuses on helping families and individuals
                      empower themselves to make positive changes in their lives. Some groups
                      offered are:

                      Men‟s Domestic Violence Intervention Program
                       Women's Domestic Violence Intervention Program
                      Relationship Skills Workshop
                       Parenting Skills Workshop

Family Advocacy case mangers are available 24 hours a day for crisis intervention services

                      Victim Advocacy Program - Victim Advocates are available 24 hours a day to
                      provide ongoing support services to victims of domestic violence, rape and
                      sexual assault. Victim Advocates are also available to provide command briefs
                      and training on issues related to sexual assault and domestic violence.
                      Volunteer opportunities are available in the VA program.

Research shows that most people have difficulty identifying situations that require intervention. Even
if they do know there's a potential problem, studies indicate that no one is likely to act if others are
not taking the initiative to respond. Avoid becoming a bystander! Lack of action puts our friends,

        Counseling & Advocacy Program (CAP) Cont.
families and co-workers in jeopardy. When you see someone who looks like they could use
assistance, ask them if they need help. When they ask for help, be sure to step in and assist. If
someone doesn't recognize trouble, do something to intervene and prevent the situation from
becoming worse. This is especially important when alcohol is involved. Taking a stance against
potential perpetrators of sexual assault is an important part of prevention. Creating an environment
of mutual respect and assistance and continued education and awareness are also important factors
in prevention.

Within the last three years, the DOD and military services have created new policies to address
sexual assault prevention. The goal of this new approach is to establish a climate of confidence
throughout the military in which:

        Sexual assault and the attitudes that promote it are not tolerated;
        The option for Military Service members to make a report restricted or unrestricted;
        Victims of sexual assault receive the care and support that they need;
        Offenders are held accountable for their actions.

         For more information please contact a Victim Advocate at the Counseling and Advocacy
         Program at 645-2915.

         Remember Prevent Sexual Assault: Ask! Act! Intervene!

Additional information and resources can be obtained from the following websites and phone

                        The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
                        Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Office
                        National Sexual Assault Hotline
                        Commanding Officers Domestic Violence Training

Additional Resources:
MCCS Personal Services Center (PSC) 645-2104
Kadena AB Airman and Family Readiness Center 634-3366

                                                 USMC Child Supervision Guidelines
                                                        MCBJO 5800.2E

                                                          Ages: 0 – 6 Never unsupervised
                                                         Ages: 7 – 9 playground, or outside
                                                        Ages: 10 –11 6 hrs physical access
                                                        Ages: 12 –13 12 hrs with designated
                                                           Ages: 14 – 15 not over night
                                                        Ages: 16 – 17 yes, telephone access

       Substance Abuse Counseling Center

                     Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Department
                                 U. S. Naval Hospital
                                   Okinawa, Japan

                          Substance Abuse Counseling Center
                            Marine Corps Community Service
                                    Okinawa, Japan

Mission - Our mission is to provide timely, consistent and effective care for active duty
military members and other eligible beneficiaries with substance abuse and/or gambling
disorders, which interfere with the occupational and interpersonal functioning. Through
our services, we strive to promote and maintain the operational readiness of forces in
the Western Pacific.



    Everyone who comes onto Okinawa must be enrolled into Tricare Pacific.

       Ensure your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)
                             information is correct

                     Ensure Family Members are enrolled in DEERS

                            Ensure your family is covered
                                   Is your family ready?
                                     ID Cards current?
                                 Copy of current orders?
                                  TRICARE Prime card?
                                  TRICARE Travel card?

If family members are enrolled in TRICARE Prime they should have a TRICARE Prime card.
This is their proof of insurance. If the Family members plan to travel, they should have their
Prime card. In addition the Prime card they should have a Travel card. The travel card gives
specific information about what to do while traveling, who to contact, etc.

    While traveling if enrolled in Prime, Active Duty and Family Members should follow these
    guidelines. In case of an emergency, GO TO THE ER. For urgent care contact TRICARE
    prior to receiving any care. All routine care should be taken care of with their Primary Care
    Manager (PCM.)

    Family Movement During Deployment

 If visiting an area for 30 days or more, contact TRICARE Service Center to transfer
 Can have different family members enrolled in TRICARE Prime in different TRICARE regions,
  at no additional cost

    If family members are in one location in the US for more than 30 days, we suggest they
    transfer their enrollment to that region so they can receive routine care if needed.
•    Contact TRICARE
         • 643-7539
         • Located on the first floor at the Camp Lester hospital

                                  TRICARE Cont.
Civilian Care Outside of Okinawa

                  Active Duty          Active Duty Family Member

Emergency-      Seek Care at        Seek Care at nearest medical
threat to       nearest medical     facility
life, limb or   facility

Urgent          Seek Care at        Seek Care at MTF if possible.
(with in 24     MTF when            If no MTF and in CONUS call
hours)          possible. If no     Regional TRICARE Office for a list
                MTF and in          of participating providers
                CONUS call
                Office for a list
                of participating

Routine         Wait till you       Wait till you return

Important       -Ensure bill is     -Ensure Bill is sent to
                sent to             WPS, P.O. Box 7985
                WPS, P.O. Box       Madison, WI 53707-7985
                                    -Provide APO/FPO address on bill
                Madison, WI
                address on bill

                                    TRICARE Cont.
Medical Care
The Naval Hospital, at Camp Lester, is a full service hospital providing outstanding medical support
compared to most stateside medical facilities. It also runs a Joint Blood Program. While the main
facility at Camp Lester provides the primary care, family care is also located at the Bush Clinic at
Camp Courtney, Kinser Family Practice, Evans Clinic at Camp Foster, and the Kadena Clinic.

Clinic hours are from 0730 until 1600 Monday through Friday. The Camp Lester Clinic also has
appointments available Saturdays from 1000 until 1400. The Military Family Medicine Clinics offer a
wide variety of preventive, diagnostic and definitive care services to Active Duty Service Members,
Retirees, DoD Civilians and their family members. There are four main Family Medicine clinics:

Evans MFM Clinic (Camp Foster)            Phone : 011-81-611-745-7617 - DSN 645-7617
Lester MFM Clinic (Camp Lester)           Phone : 011-81-611-743-7509 - DSN 643-7509
Bush MFM Clinic (Camp Courtney)           Phone : 011-81-611-722-7632 - DSN 622-7632
Kinser MFM Clinic (Camp Kinser)           Phone : 011-81-611-737-3995 - DSN 637-3995

Other Clinics & Contacts

EFMP Coordinator                          Phone : 011-81-611-745-2104 - DSN 645-2104
Flight Line Clinic                        Phone : 011-81-611-734-1922 - DSN 634-1922
Futenma Clinic                            Phone : 011-81-611-736-3150 - DSN 636-3150
Hansen Clinic                             Phone : 011-81-611-723-4681 - DSN 623-4681
Kinser Group Aid Station                  Phone : 011-81-611-737-1881 - DSN 637-1881
Schwab Clinic                             Phone : 011-81-611-725-2234 - DSN 625-2234
Torii Clinic                              Phone : 011-81-611-744-4322 - DSN 644-4322
U.S. Naval Hospital Emergency Room        Phone : 011-81-611-743-7338 - DSN 643-7338
White Beach Clinic                        Phone : 011-81-611-742-2378 - DSN 642-2378
Tri Care Health Benefits Advisor          Phone : 011-81-611-743-7499 - DSN 643-7499

Dental Care
Dental care for Family members of active duty personnel is provided on an appointment basis. While
the primary mission of the command is to maintain active duty personnel at a high state of dental
readiness, the maximum amount of care possible will be provided for family members of active duty


Examinations may be arranged by calling the clinics listed. (Please refer to listing for more details.)

Patients who arrive on Okinawa with existing dental records are asked to bring them to the
examination. Family member dental treatment will be provided at the clinic which performs the
examination and maintains the dental record. Please select the dental clinic closest to where you live.

                                   TRICARE Cont.

Emergency treatment is available at all facilities during normal working hours, 0700 - 1600. After
hours care will be provided at the Drinkhouse Dental Clinic on camp Hansen and the Evans Dental
Clinic on Camp Foster.


Annual examinations, operative dentistry (fillings) and routine preventive care will be arranged on an
appointment basis.


The Evans Dental Clinic at Camp Foster is responsible for much of the specialty treatment. If such
treatment is indicated, your doctor will arrange for a referral or consultation. The availability of
specialty care is explained more completely as follows:


The specialists located at Camp Foster and Camp Courtney provides initial examinations and
primary care for children from infancy to age five. Children having special needs, including
behavioral problems may be referred for consultation. Limited routine dental care by the specialist
for older children may be available as time permits on a case-by-case basis.


Family members initially arriving on Okinawa with full active orthodontic appliances will, after an
initial examination, be referred to the orthodontist at Camp Kinser, Camp Courtney, or Camp Foster.
Questions regarding the availability of orthodontic evaluations can be answered by those clinics.

Dental Clinics & Contacts

Camp Kinser Central Appointments         Phone : 011-81-611-737-2828 - DSN 637-2828
Camp Schwab Central Appointments         Phone : 011-81-611-725-2603 - DSN 625-2603
MCAS Futenma Central Appointments        Phone : 011-81-611-736-3171 - DSN 636-3171
Camp Courtney Central Appointments       Phone : 011-81-611-722-7569 - DSN 622-7569
Camp Hansen Central Appointments         Phone : 011-81-611-723-4657 - DSN 623-4657
Camp Foster Central Appointments         Phone : 011-81-611-745-7381/82 - DSN 645-7381/82
Kadena AFB Central Appointments          Phone : 011-81-611-734-6420 - DSN 634-6420

       U.S Naval Hospital Okinawa:
       Healthfinder-Guide to reliable health information:

General Safety Information on Okinawa
As in most of Japan, crime, especially violent crime, is not a serious problem in Okinawa.
Normal travel precautions apply, and prudence is advised when frequenting some establishments
near Kadena AB and Camp Foster.
Water sports are popular in Okinawa, but care should be taken when swimming or diving.
Lifeguards are not present at all times nor at every beach. Scuba enthusiasts should especially be
aware of strong underwater currents and sharp coral reefs surrounding the islands. Call 119 (off
base) or 911 (on base) if you need emergency help.
While some small tremors have struck the islands in recent years, Okinawa is not considered a
high threat area like mainland Japan.
Sanitary conditions in Japan are excellent. Water and milk are considered safe to drink any place,
and fruits and vegetables may be eaten safely even if uncooked. Raw meat and fish are
frequently served and may be safely eaten in all first-class restaurants.
Habu (波布, Habu?) is an indigenous, venomous snake on Okinawa. Every year approximately
250 people are bitten by habus. Habus are usually not aggressive;
however they will bite if provoked. If one is bitten, it is
excruciatingly painful. Call 119 (off base) or 911 (on base)
immediately if you or anyone else is bitten. The habu is more
active from April to late autumn. Okinawa residents are advised
to keep weeds trimmed and avoid loose lumber close to their
dwellings, or anything else that could attract the rodents upon which the habu feed.
Mosquitoes are common during Okinawa's hot and humid summer. Some spiders are potentially
dangerous, but no serious problems resulting from American visitors bitten by insects have been
reported to the American Consulate.
With public transportation much less convenient than in mainland Japan, the street and highway
system on Okinawa is overburdened, and more accidents occur the busier it gets. While still
considerably lower than in the United States, local incidents of driving under the influence occur
at a higher rate than on the mainland, adding to automobile safety concerns. Even with the short
distances involved in local commutes, long, poorly coordinated traffic lights and malingering by
local drivers, Japanese and American, can make driving in Okinawa a time consuming and
frustrating experience. Many Japanese school children, some as young as 3 years old, walk to
and from school unaccompanied by adults, so special care should be taken when driving. Be
prepared for any unexpected action by pedestrians and cyclists, as Japanese law places the
burden of responsibility on the driver.

                 Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
                      Okinawa Office – Summary of Services

                                                        Emergency Service Office:
Full Service Office:                                    Camp Hansen, Bldg. 2339
Camp Foster, Bldg. 5674                                 DSN 623-5043
DSN 645-7808                                            Mon/Wed/Fri, 0800-1200
Mon-Fri, 0800-1600                                      Tue/Thu, 1200-1600

When you or your eligible family members need assistance:

Apply at your nearest Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society office. When you visit, bring your ID card,
leave papers, LES, and any other useful information, (i.e. dental estimates, medical bills, funeral bills,
or vehicle repair estimates) which might be helpful in evaluating your needs. If after hours, or if there
is no Society office nearby, call the American Red Cross after-hours caseworker at 634-1294.

We can help with emergency, interest-free loans or grants (case-by-case basis) for the
     Emergency Transportation
     Funerals
     Medical/Dental bills
     Food, rent, utilities
     Help when disaster strikes
     Essential vehicle repairs
     Personal needs when pay is delayed
     Quick Assist Loan (up to $300, available at Camp Foster only)

Other support services include:
    Budget Counseling
    Spouse Tuition Aid Program
    Budget for Baby/Layettes for newborns

What we cannot do is:
   Pay bills for non-essentials
   Finance liberty or vacations
   Pay fines or legal expenses
   Help you live beyond your means

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a volunteer-service organization. We are continuously
recruiting volunteers who are looking to make a difference in our military community or who want to
improve or enhance their résumés. Child care and mileage are reimbursed.

Available positions include:
    Casework Services - Caseworker, Receptionist
    Administrative Services - Clerk, Coupon Sorter, Public Speaker
    Volunteer Management - Program Chairpersons
    Layette Program - Budget for Baby Instructor, Crocheter, Knitter, Layette Assembler

       The Red Cross can assist in the event of a life threatening emergency or death in the
service members‟ immediate family. In these cases, the Red Cross should be notified
immediately. The Red Cross is equipped to verify the situation and relay an emergency leave
request, if necessary, to proper military authorities. Only the Commanding Officer can authorize
emergency leave.

       The Red Cross can also assist you if you have not heard from a family member for a
prolonged period of time. The Red Cross has resources to contact your service member
wherever their unit may be. Also, if military members have not heard from their families, the
Red Cross can provide what is called a “health and welfare check.”

       The Red Cross can provide assistance by giving you the correct referrals to service
agencies according to your specific situation.
       If there is an unusual circumstance where a hardship exists and it cannot be resolved by
emergency leave, the Red Cross can advise how to apply for a humanitarian transfer or a
hardship discharge. The Red Cross can explain and help you understand these procedures.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS has two offices on Okinawa. Camp Foster is the main office
located in Building 5674, behind the new gas station, near the commissary gate.
The other office is located at Kadena AB, at the intersection of Fairchild and Douglas across
from the shoppette. Both offices are open from 0730 to 1630 Mon thru Fri. After normal duty
hours, our After-Hours workers provide coverage.
        Emergency Communications: Red Cross provides objective, timely, confidential, factual,
complete and verified information on emergency family situations that are urgent and time
sensitive. This service is available 24/7 by contacting the office numbers above during duty
hours or the after-hours workers after normal duty hours. Red Cross also provides emergency
financial assistance on behalf of NMCRS when their office is closed.
        Volunteer Opportunities: ARC is always looking for volunteers to work at the hospital,
medical and dental clinics, schools, in the office, in volunteer leadership positions, and as health
and safety instructors. Child Care reimbursement is available up to $200 per month.

        Health and Safety: ARC offers courses in CPR, First Aid, Babysitters Training, and Dog
First Aid. Life guarding and Learn to swim courses are available through MCCS.

                                 Contact information:
           Camp Foster        645-3800          Monday-Friday 0730-1630
           Camp Courtney      622-9729          Monday-Friday 0730-1630
           Camp Kinser        637-1017          Monday-Friday 0730-1630
           Lester Hospital    643-7521          Monday-Friday 0730-1630
              Kadena AFB 634-1979             Monday-Friday 0730-1630

                             How to Initiate a Red Cross Message
If you need to initiate a Red Cross message from Okinawa, here is what you will need to do and the information to have available:

  a.   Call the Camp Foster Red Cross office at 645-3800 during normal working hours Monday through Friday 0730-1630.

  b.   If calling after-hours Monday through Friday, weekends or holidays contact our on-call worker at 090-4471-6384 or call the
       command post at 634-1800 and ask for a Red Cross after-hours worker.

Information you will need to initiate a Red Cross Message:

 a.    Type of emergency (i.e. death, illness, disaster, child care breakdown, etc.)

 b.    Location of the emergency

 e.    Who is the emergency regarding (i.e. mother, father, brother, sister, grandparents.)

 d. Local Point of Contact (i.e. a family member that knows all the information regarding
 the emergency)

 e.    Telephone number and relationship of Local Point of Contact

 f. If applicable the doctor's name, hospital name and if possible the telephone number to
 either the doctor of the hospital.

 g. If it is regarding the release of medical information please have family contact the
 doctor so that the family can sign a release form (HIPPA Statement) so when the local Red Cross calls the doctor or the hospital the
 medical information needed can be released right away.

If family members in CONUS want to initiate a Red Cross Message:

 Your family should contact their local Red Cross Office. If they are not able to contact their local Red Cross office they can call 1-
 877-272-7337 which is a toll free number to the Armed Forces Emergency Services Center and they will help your family in initiating
 a Red Cross message.

 Family will need the following information from you:

       1.   Sponsor’s Name
       2.   Rank
       3.   Social Security Number
       4.   Branch of service
       5.   Your unit address (not your PSC Box number)

       Once the Red Cross message is received it will be passed to the unit S-1. We will pass to the unit the case number and the
       contents of the Red Cross message. We also request once you have received your Red Cross message that you call our office at
       645-3800 during normal working hours or 090-4471-6384 after normal working hours to verify receipt of message.Leave
       policy is directed by your unit and not the American Red Cross. The case number is what will be used for your leave orders.
       The American Red Cross does not give out hard copies of the Red Cross message.

                Legal Assistance
                          Building 437
                          Camp Foster
                         Okinawa, Japan

                     FOR ASSISTANCE CALL

                ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL,


                          Legal Assistance Cont.
            Legal Assistance Can                                  Legal Assistance Cannot

           Serve as an advocate or counsel                 Provide legal assistance to those not eligible to
            for an eligible client.                          receive such assistance (i.e., not SOFA status)

           Prepare, notarize, and sign                     Provide legal assistance via a third party. The
            correspondence on behalf of an                   attorney must deal directly with the client, not a
            eligible client.                                 friend or relative of the person to be assisted.

           Negotiate with another party or                 Assist or counsel eligible persons regarding legal
            that party's attorney, to include                problems arising from the client's business or
            parties stateside.                               commercial interests.

           Prepare legal documents, as                     Provide in-court representation for an individual, to
            permitted by the JAGMAN, other                   include filing paperwork.
            regulations and local practice.

           When necessary, refer eligible                  Under normal circumstances, give advice over the
            persons to a civilian lawyer.                    telephone.

           Assist with leases, debt                        Deal with NJP, criminal suits, competency review
            collection, fraud, identity theft,               boards, adsep boards, NBRC appeals, or claims
            basic tax issues, and separations.               against the government.

           Draft wills, separations                        Draft divorce decrees
            agreements, powers of attorney,
            letters of invitation, and affidavits

           Assist in name change, change of                Immigration, citizenship
            legal residence, social security

           Your legal assistance attorney                  Represent both parties in a dispute, with the sole
            holds all conversations and                      exception of having your wills drawn up.
            dealings with you in strict
            confidence, as required by the
            Navy rules of professional
            responsibility and the UCMJ.


                        Legal Assistance Cont.

                                 Legal Assistance
                     What Every Service Member Needs to Know

   The legal complexities of today make the world we live in an especially intimidating place at
    times. Whether it is a new or used car, renting an apartment, buying a home, paying taxes or
    writing a will, the legal intricacies are there to confound us all,
    adding stress in our lives.

   Fortunately, Marines, fellow servicemembers, and their family
    members have the right to free legal advice and assistance under
    the Legal Assistance Program. Legal assistance is legal aid and
    advice for most personal, noncriminal matters.

   Eligible beneficiaries include service members, both active duty and retired, and their
    immediate family members with SOFA status. In addition, Chapter VII of the JAGMAN sets
    forth additional categories of persons who are eligible to receive legal assistance, including
    survivors of eligible members and retirees, certain overseas civilian employees and their
    family members and allied forces service members serving with U.S. Armed Forces in CONUS
    and their family members. Legal assistance providers are the attorneys, paralegals and
    administrative clerks assigned to a legal assistance office.

   A "judge advocate” is an attorney who has graduated from an accredited law school, is
    licensed to practice law by the highest court of a state or by a federal court and who has
    graduated from the Naval Justice School, Newport, R.I.

   If a legal assistance attorney is unable to resolve the case or a specialized attorney is needed,
    the legal assistance attorney will refer you to a civilian attorney, normally through a local
    lawyer referral service, who can handle the case.

   The available times to see an attorney are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from
    0800-1100 on a first come, first serve basis. As certain client’s needs, the number of clients
    that morning, and unexpected obligations change daily, it is recommended that you call before
    coming to the Legal Assistance office, or get here as early as possible.

                           Legal Assistance Cont.
General Power of Attorney

A general power of attorney is very broad and provides extensive powers to the person or organization
you appoint as your agent. These powers usually include:

              Handling banking transactions
              Entering safety deposit boxes
              Handling transactions involving U.S. securities
              Buying and selling property
              Purchasing life insurance
              Settling claims
              Entering into contracts
              Exercising stock rights
              Buying, managing or selling real estate
              Filing tax returns
              Handling matters related to government benefits

You also have the option to grant the following additional powers to your Agent:

              Maintaining and operating business interests
              Employing professional assistance
              Making gifts
              Making transfers to revocable ("living") trusts
              Disclaiming interests (this has to do with estate planning strategies to avoid estate

      A general power of attorney is usually used to allow your agent to handle all of your affairs
       during a period of time when you are unable to do so. For example, when you are traveling
       out of the state or country or when you are physically or mentally unable to handle your
       affairs. A general power of attorney is frequently included as part of an estate plan to make
       sure that you have covered the possibility that you might need someone to handle your
       financial affairs if you are unable to do so. These documents are extremely powerful, and
       careful consideration should be given before appointing an agent for them. General Powers of
       attorney may be given for one year or less from the date issued.

                           Legal Assistance Cont.
Special Power of Attorney

A special power of attorney allows you to give only specific powers to the person or organization you
appoint as your "Agent." For example, you could authorize someone to sell a car, file your taxes, or
purchase a house for you.

Many people use the special power of attorney to authorize their Agent to do one or several of the

               Handle banking transactions
               Enter safety deposit boxes
               Handle transactions involving U.S. securities
               Collect debts
               Sell real estate
               Mortgage real estate
               Manage real estate
               Sell personal property
               Borrow money
               Manage business interests
               Handle government issues
               Make financial decisions
               Make estate planning decisions, including gifts

A special power of attorney is often used to allow your Agent to handle specific situations for you when
you are unavailable or unable to do so. For example, you may be traveling outside the state or
country, or you may be unable to handle a specific situation because of other commitments, or health
reasons. Special powers of attorney may be given for one year or less from the date issued.

Health Care Power of Attorney

A Health Care Power of Attorney is a document that allows you to designate a person (an "Agent")
who will have the authority to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unconscious,
mentally incompetent, or otherwise unable to make such decisions. In many states you can also
express your wishes regarding whether you wish to receive "life-sustaining procedures" if you become
permanently comatose or terminally ill, in the Health Care Power of Attorney document. This will help
your agent to know your wishes as he or she makes decisions for you. Even if you do include this in
the document, you should still discuss the Health Care Power of Attorney with the Agent, expressing
your wishes, values and preferences regarding health care.

A Health Care Power of Attorney is different from a Living Will because it allows you to appoint
someone to make health care decisions for you. A Living Will only allows you to express your wishes
concerning life-sustaining procedures.

                           Legal Assistance Cont.
Both Living Wills and Health Care Powers of Attorney are considered "Advance Health Care Directives"
because you're giving instructions on what you'd want to happen in the event that you become unable
to make health care decisions in the future. Some states also have a specific "Advance Health Care
Directive" document that combines elements of a Health Care Power of Attorney and a Living Will. (For
a more in-depth look at Advance Health Care Directives, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living
Wills, click here.)

Even if you have executed a Health Care Power of Attorney, you still have the right to give medical
directions to physicians and other health care providers as long as you are able to do so. This
document only becomes effective when you do not have the capacity to give, withdraw or withhold
informed consent regarding your health care.

Durable Power of Attorney

A "durable" power of attorney is actually a general, special or health care power of attorney that
contains special durability provisions. If you become mentally incompetent while you have a power of
attorney document that's already in effect, a durability provision will allow the document to stay in

You can also sign a durable power of attorney document to prepare for the possibility that you may
become mentally incompetent due to illness or an accident. In this case, you would specify that the
power of attorney wouldn't go into effect unless a doctor certifies that you are mentally incapacitated.

You don't have to choose a lawyer to be your agent, but it is important to select someone you trust.
The relative, friend or business you choose to be your Agent will be acting on your behalf regarding
your financial issues, or anything else on your behalf. You need to choose someone who won't abuse
the powers that you grant to them and will look out for your best interests.

Domestic relations

Adoption. If you and your spouse want to adopt a child, a legal assistance attorney can assist you by
explaining the appropriate legal procedures.

In some areas, a legal assistance attorney can assist you in the preparation of the required paper
work. A legal assistance attorney can also provide information about the Navy's Adoption Expense
Reimbursement Program.

Marital problems. If you and your spouse are having marital difficulties and need legal advice, a
legal assistance attorney can advise you or your spouse concerning the legal and practical implications
of annulment, paternity, legal separation, divorce, and child custody.

One legal assistance office may not represent both parties in legal matters, such as divorce, even if it
is uncontested. The amount of assistance available will vary according to local practice.

                            Legal Assistance Cont.

Spousal and child support. If your spouse is not providing sufficient support for you and the
children and you don't know how to enforce the obligation, a legal assistance attorney can assist you
in determining whether your spouse is meeting his or her obligation, how you can enforce this
obligation and what, if any, legal action you may take in order to ensure that your spouse will
continue to meet this obligation in the future.

Legal assistance may include the legal assistance attorney notifying your spouse in writing that he or
she has an obligation to support his or her family members, notifying your spouse's commanding
officer of your spouse's non-support and/or advising you to seek an involuntary allotment from or
garnishment of your spouse's military pay.

If you are the non-custodial parent supporting your spouse and children, a legal assistance attorney
can advise regarding your support obligations.

Wills and estates

Will preparation. If you want to ensure that your worldly possessions go to the individuals you have
chosen,                             then a will is the solution.

                                      A will is a legal document which specifies how you want your
                                      property distributed after your death. It may also include other
                                      matters such as appointment of your child's guardian. Not every
                                      person needs a will. A legal assistance attorney can advise you
                                      whether you need one and how it can affect the disposition of
                                      your estate.

                                      The legal assistance attorney generally can draft a will that fits
                                      your particular desires and needs.

If the legal assistance attorney determines that he or she cannot provide adequate advice or
assistance regarding your estate, then he or she will assist you in locating a civilian attorney so that
your needs can be fulfilled by a specialist in estate planning.

Our will questionnaires include the "advance medical directive" and the "living will" options which
relates to the use of extraordinary life-sustaining measures if you become seriously ill.

Consumer advice

Debts and Bankruptcy. Most service members borrow money at some time during their life. Some
service members get into financial difficulties and need help getting out of debt. A legal assistance
attorney can advise you on the laws and legal protections as they relate to loans, credit cards, credit
bureaus and bankruptcy.

                           Legal Assistance Cont.
Leases. If you need to break your current stateside lease, due to a PCS or other military obligation, a
legal assistance attorney may be able to help you with your needs.

Credit laws. If you receive your monthly credit card statements and feel it contains unauthorized
charges, your legal assistance attorney can advise you as to your rights under the federal and state
laws on credit card billing, can advise you of appropriate action you should take, and prepare or assist
you in the preparation of necessary documents and correspondence.

    Notary public. Legal assistance attorneys and many legal clerks are empowered under
federal law to act as a notary free of charge. Notaries, affidavits, and other related services
                         can be done with no appointment necessary.
Civil courts. A legal assistance attorney can advise you as to your protection under the
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

This act provides certain protections to active-duty members who have certain non-criminal court
obligations, prior contracts broken as a result of military obligations, and who, because of their
military duties, cannot finalize the problem themselves.

                                            BUILDING 437

     MONDAY-THURSDAY: 0800-1100 AND 1300-1600
     FRIDAY: 0800-1100

     TUESDAY-THURSDAY: 0800-1100
     PHONE #: 645-7144/1037

                         Legal Assistance Cont.
                                  TORII STATION LEGAL
                                     BUILDING 218

Powers of Attorney/Notary Services are done on a walk-in basis.

    MONDAY: 0800-1130 AND 1300-1600
    TUESDAY: 0800-1130 AND 1300-1600
    WEDNESDAY: 0800-1130 AND 1300-1500
    THURSDAY: 1300-1600
    FRIDAY: 0800-1130 AND 1300-1600


                                      KADENA LEGAL
                                       BUILDING 15

    MONDAY-FRIDAY: 1000-1500

     TUESDAY: 1300-1400



                               Main Office: Camp Foster
                                    Building #5676
                               (Next to the Commissary)

                                   Camp Hansen
                                The Palms Restaurant

                                     Camp Kinser
                                    Building #1220

                                   Explore Tours+
                                  Off Island Tours
                                  On Island Tours
                                 Unit & Private Tours
                                 Dining Discoveries
                                  Hotels & Resorts
                                  Discount Tickets

Don't forget, you can also check out the latest issue of Okinawa Living magazine or the
Okinawa Marine newspaper for tour dates or pick up a monthly tour calendar at any
MCCS Tours+ office.

For inquiries, please email

                    Religious Ministry Team
Chaplains are an integral part of almost every military installation. Supported by their
Religious Program Specialist (RP), their mission is to offer moral and spiritual support to
the service members and their families. Along with offering religious services, chaplains
will provide religious education for adults and children, chapel activities, counseling for
personal problems, and can provide references for help when you need it. They also
offer Warrior Transition Programs for returning Marines. There are chaplains available
24 hours a day. Any information shared with a chaplain is confidential and this
confidentiality is protected by law.

Contact Information:

Camp Foster Bldg 451               645-7486
Camp Courtney Bldg 4244            622-9350
Camp Schwab Bldg 3662              625-2644/2866
Camp Lester                        643-7248/7572
Camp Hansen Bldg 2538              623-4519/4619
Camp Kinser Bldg 1092              637-1148
MCAS Futenma                       636-3677
Kadena Air Base                    634-7971/1288
Torii Station Bldg 206             644-4454

USO Okinawa Island Office                               Director: Kevin Meade
Building 442 Camp Foster                                645-2662
Unit 35031 box 151                                      FPO AP 96373-0151

All USO facilities on island offer the following services:
    □ Free WiFi internet service
    □ Gift Shop
    □ TV Lounge (with movies available for viewing)
    □ Monthly events for service members and their families

Individual USO facilities are located through out the island:

Kadena USO                  Sun-Sat 0900-2000
Additional services include a Snack bar, coffee shop, vendors, Okinawa information
center, and classes including karate, tap dance,
Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), Japanese culture, and
Soroban (Japanese math).

Futenma USO                 Sun-Thurs 0900-2100      Fri-Sat 0900-0300
Additional services include a Snack bar, game room, and lending library.

Hansen USO                  Sun-Thurs 0900-2200       Fri-Sat 0900-2400
Additional services include video games in the TV lounge, telephone center, plaque
ordering service, DIY pack and wrap, party space, vendors, AIU insurance agency, and
classes including karate, tap dance, Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), Japanese
culture, and Soroban (Japanese math).

Schwab USO                  Sun-Thurs 0730-2200        Fri-Sat 0730-2400
              Snack Bar Sun-Thurs 0730-2045            Fri-Sat 0730-2145
              Gift Corner Sun-Thurs 0730-2130          Fri-Sat 0730-2330
Additional services include a snack bar, plaque ordering service, DIY pack and wrap,
phone center, party space, vendors, game room, and lending library.

                           Military One Source

Military OneSource is a free support service provided by the Department of Defense
offering assistance and resources to service members and their families on many
different issues.

What does Military OneSource do?
Military OneSource, which supplements existing installation services, provides free help and
information, by phone with a professionally trained consultant or online, on a wide range of issues
that affect you and your family -- from budgeting and investing to relationships and deployment. It's
available whenever you are -- 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Whether you're single or married, a parent or not a parent, Military OneSource can help with the
issues that are important to you. For service members and families who live far from military
installations, Military OneSource is especially useful. No problem is too big -- or too small. If we don't
know the answer, we'll find it.

Why should I call Military OneSource?
Military OneSource helps you save time and money by researching your questions; supplying solid,
reliable information; and providing valuable services. Use Military OneSource to seek help early,
before a minor problem turns into a major one. With the Military OneSource team of master's-level
consultants; you can deal with several issues at one time -- all within the privacy of your home.
Consultants answer the telephone "live" and can also respond to e-mail questions. They also follow
up to make sure you've received the help you need.
Whether its help with child care, personal finances, emotional support during deployments,
relocation information, or resources needed for special circumstances, Military OneSource is there
for military personnel and their families... 24/7/365!

The service is available by phone, online and face-to-face through private counseling sessions in the
local community. Highly qualified, master‟s prepared consultants provide the service. Personalized
consultations on specific issues such as education, special needs, and finances are provided.
Customized research detailing community resources and appropriate military referrals are offered.
Clients can even get help with simultaneous language interpretation and document translation

Our interactive Web site includes locators for education, child care, and elder care, online articles,
referrals to military and community resources, financial calculators, live online workshops called

                  Military One Source Cont.
Webinars, and “E-mail a consultant." Additional resources include brief videos of consultants
addressing common issues such as communicating as a couple, budgeting and managing anger.

Face-to-face counseling sessions focus on issues such as normal reactions to abnormal situations
(e.g. combat), couples concerns, work/life balance, grief and loss, adjustment to deployment, stress
management, and parenting. Persons seeking counseling will receive up to six counseling sessions
per issue at no cost to them. To access a counselor in their local community, individuals may call a
Military OneSource consultant directly. Service is available in CONUS as well as Hawaii, Alaska,
U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and
Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families.

      Stateside: 1-800-342-9647
      Overseas: OCONUS Universal Free Phone: 800-3429-6477 (Use applicable access code
       before dialing the toll-free number. Codes can be found online.)
      Collect from overseas: 484-530-5908. (Please call the international operator first and provide
       this number. The operator will connect you to Military OneSource.)
      En español llame al: 1-877-888-0727
      TTY/TDD: 1-800-346-9188

This checklist should be reviewed/updated periodically and ALWAYS prior to a TDY or
deployment. It is very important for the military family to keep copies of important documents
other valuable information in a safe place. It is equally important that the wife and husband
organize this file so that each knows how and where to find the documents when they are needed.
Your sponsor should have most of this information.
                               “Pre-Deployment Checklist”

Families should work through these checklists together prior to deployment.


_____ 1. Are all of non-deploying spouse’s immunizations and those of their
children up to date?

_____ 2. Does non-deploying spouse know where their health and dental
records and those of their children are kept?

_____ 3. Does non-deploying spouse know how to access military medical
facilities and TRICARE and other assistance personnel?

_____ 4. Does non-deploying spouse know a reliable baby-sitter for

_____ 5. Are all family members enrolled in DEERS?
Calling 1-800-538-9552 can check DEERS status.


_____ 1. Are spouses aware that money is an emotional topic and agreed to be
patient and willing to compromise?

_____ 2. Have spouses established who will write money checks, and on which

_____ 3. Will the non-deploying spouse have money immediately available to
them on a continuing basis during the service member’s absence?

_____ 4.    Have spouses determined what types of allotments are needed?

_____ 5. Has the service member initiated necessary allotments to be sent
either directly to non-deploying spouse or to the bank monthly?

_____ 6. Will the Allotments provide the non-deploying spouse enough money
to buy all the necessities needed to maintain a household?

          CHECKLIST Cont.
_____ 7. Does the non-deploying spouse know the account numbers and the
names and addresses of banks or credit unions in which the family has

_____ 8. Does the non-deploying spouse know the toes of accounts that the
family has?

_____ 9. Does the non-deploying spouse know the location of the bank
(checking, savings) books?

_____ 10. Does the family have a safe deposit box, and does the non-
deploying spouse know where the box is located and where the key is kept?

_____ 11. Have spouses developed a budget listing all monthly expenses and
sources of income?

_____ 12. Have spouses budgeted for extra expenses that often accompany
deployments, such as child care, long distance phone calls, postage, eating
out, family outings, port calls …etc?

_____ 13. Are all both spouses’ credit cards accounted for and are the
account numbers recorded and kept in a safe place?

_____ 14. Does non-deploying spouse know the credit companies’ addresses and
telephone numbers? Remember you must notify the credit card company
immediately if you lose a card or notice an unauthorized charge on your bill?

_____ 15. Is the non-deploying spouse prepared to take complete control over
the family checking account, knows the balance at all times, and is careful
to never write a check unless they are certain that there are sufficient
funds in the bank?

_____ 16. Are spouses aware that in order to change the address, to which an
allotment is mailed, the service member must write to?

1500 Bannister Road                       DFAS/CL Code FMA
Kansas City, MO 64197-0002          1240 East 9th Street
                                          Cleveland, OH 44199
_____ 17. Does the non-deployment spouse know all the payments (bills) that
must be paid, to whom payment must be made (including account numbers?
Addresses and phone numbers) and how often bills must be paid for:

            a.   House/Rent
            b.   Telephone
            c.   Water
            d.   Electricity
            e.   Trash collections
            f.   Insurance (automobile, renter’s/property, life)
            g.   Taxes

          CHECKLIST Cont.
            h.   Gas/Oil (house)
            i.   Credit cards
            j.   Car payment
            k.   Other debts

_____ 18. Does the non-deploying spouse know who to contact if an allotment
check does not arrive?

            a.   Give the check until the 10th day of the month; then,
            b.   Marine spouses contact Disbursing (451-3666/7760).
            c.   Navy spouses contact Navy Disbursing (451-3166/8998).

_____ 19. Does the non-deploying spouse understand what Direct Deposit is
and how it works?

_____ 20. Do both spouses understand the pay changes that will occur during
the deployment due to changes in Basic Allowance for Subsistence (COMRATS),
Sea Pay, Family Separation Pay, etc?

_____ 21. Has the family planned financially for emergencies by setting a
plan of action to enable the non-deploying spouse to obtain money in the
event an unexpected expense arises (major car repairs, money for emergency
transportation, etc.)?

_____ 22. Has the service member signed and filed a Navy Marine Corps Relief
Society pre-authorization card authorizing the non-deploying spouse to obtain
an emergency loan from Navy Marine Corps Relief during the deployment?


_____ 1. Have spouses checked expiration dates for automobile requirements
such as state inspection, license plates, and base stickers?

_____ 2. Have spouses discussed routine car maintenance and where to take the
vehicle for repairs, tire, etc?

_____ 3. Do both spouses know the name and address of the company holding
the lien (s) on the family vehicles(s)?

_____ 4.   Does spouse have the vehicle’s title(s) or know the location?

_____ 5.   Does spouse have the vehicle’s registration(s)?

_____ 6.   Does spouse have the vehicle’s insurance policy (ies) and insurance

_____ 7.   Does spouse know when and how to renew license plates?

_____ 8.   Does spouse know when and how to renew the state vehicle inspection?

_____ 9.   Are both spouses’ insured to drive the vehicle(s)?

          CHECKLIST Cont.
_____ 10. Does non-deploying spouse have a valid state drivers license?    When
does it expire?

_____ 11. Is the family’s automobile in good operating conditions and does
non-deploying spouse know where to go for repairs?

_____ 12. Does family have an extra set of keys and do both spouses know
where they are?

_____ 13. Does the non-deploying spouse know how to make emergency car
repairs if the situation arises? (I.e. overheating, flat tire, dead battery,

_____ 14. If the non-deploying spouse is not licensed to drive, has the
family made arrangements to have transportation available?


_____ 1. Does non-deploying spouse know the location and use of the

      a. Electrical control box (fuse/circuit breakers) and how to replace
      fuses as required? _____

      b. Water control valve (to shut water off) in case of emergencies
      (broken or leaking pipes)? _____

      c. Gas control valve (for shutting gas off) in case of emergencies
      (leaking gas, fire smell of gas, etc.)? _____

      d. Name and phone number of electrician, plumber, etc. to call “as
      needed” for repairs? _____


_____ 1. Are the family’s military identification cards up-to-date and valid
until after service member returns?

_____ 2. Does non-deploying spouse know where and how to obtain new
replacement military identification cards?

_____ 3. Has the service member executed a power of attorney so the non-
deploying spouse can take necessary action on important family matters during
his or her absence?


_____ 1. Does the non-deploying spouse know the name of her/his Family
Readiness Officer (FRO)?

_____ 2. Does the non-deploying spouse have the FRO’s phone number?

          CHECKLIST Cont.
_____ 3. Does the FRO know how to contact the non-deploying spouse?
(Important: If the spouse should leave their current address for an extended
visit to their parent’s home, etc. or should they change their telephone
number they should be sure to notify their FRO of the change.)

_____ 4. Does the non-deploying spouse know the telephone number for the
Family News Hot Line for regular deployment news updates, if one is available?


_____ 1. In case of emergencies, does someone other than spouse at home know
to contact the deploying service member through Red Cross (i.e. parent or
other relatives)?

_____ 2. Does this person have the services member’s full name, social
security number, rank and command address and name of deployed ship?

_____ 3. Does the spouse at home know how he/she will receive information
about the command (i.e. though the unit newsletter, hotline, Key Volunteer
phone tree, or mass communication tool)?

_____ 4. Have spouses developed a list of items the deploying service member
want/needs in care packages; such as magazines, local newspaper, personal
care items, favorite foods, forwarded mail form friends, etc?

_____ 5. Have spouses agreed on how bad news will be relayed and how often
family members will write so that expectations will be realistic and

_____ 6. Are spouses aware of the high cost of overseas telephone and ways to
reduce the cost of overseas calls?

_____ 7. Have spouses agreed on the number and length of telephone calls, and
how to pay for the calls?

_____ 8. Have spouses created duplicate calendars marked with special events,
birthdays, anniversaries, school and community activities, etc. that can help
the family even closer?

_____ 9. Have spouses agreed as to who will be responsible for sending cards
or gifts to the deploying service member’s family?

_____ 10. Has the deploying service member made arrangements in advance for
gifts/flowers; etc. for loved ones on special occasions?

_____ 11. Do both spouses understand the deployment will require emotional
adjustments and that communication and teamwork will be the key?

             CHECKLIST Cont.

_____ 1. Have spouses discussed and agreed upon children’s discipline issues
and established rules in advance for chores, homework, curfews, etc?

_____ 2. Has family planned interesting and fun ways for children to
communicate with deployed parent?

_____ 3. Has family planned to keep the same routine and rules during
deployment that were in effect before deployment?

_____ 4. Has the family created a map showing where the service member is
going, using map pins to mark each port which shows the children where the
parent has been and that each pin means homecoming day is closer?

_____ 5. Has family planned to allow the children to make their own cassettes
to communicate privately with the deployed parent?

                         VEHICLE MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST



2.    WHERE WAS THE TUNE-UP DONE? __________ PH# __________

3.    WHAT WAS THE COST OF THE TUNE-UP? __________

4.    WAS IT GUARANTEED? __________ FOR HOW LONG? __________



6.    WHEN WAS THE LAST OIL CHANGE? __________
      MILEAGE: __________


8.    WHAT TYPE OF OIL? ____________________

9.    WHAT TYPE OF FILTER? ____________________


10.   WHAT TYPE OF TIRES DOES THE CAR HAVE? ____________________

11.   WHEN WERE THEY LAST BOUGHT? ____________________

          CHECKLIST Cont.
            WHERE IS THE WARRANTY LOCATED? __________
            HOW DOES THE GUARANTEE WORK? ____________________

13.   WHERE WERE THE TIRES BOUGHT? ____________________

14.   IF I BUY TIRES WHERE SHOULD I BUY THEM? ____________________

15.   WHAT BRAND SHOULD BE BOUGHT? ____________________
      NEW OR RECAP? ____________________


16.   HOW OLD IS THE BATTERY? __________

17.   WHEN WAS IT BOUGHT? __________

18.   IS THERE A GUARANTEE? __________ WHERE IS IT? __________

19.   WHERE SHOULD A NEW BATTERY BE BOUGHT? ____________________

                              OTHER MAINTENANCE

20.   WHAT ABOUT ANTIFREEZE? ____________________

21.   WHEN WAS THE CAR LAST LUBRICATED? __________     DATE: __________

22.   WHEN SHOULD IT BE LUBRICATED AGAIN? __________   MILEAGE: ________

23.   WHERE SHOULD IT BE DONE? ____________________    PHONE: __________

24.   MAJOR REPAIRS DONE IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS: ______________________


      WHO SHOULD I TALK TO? ____________________

27.   WHERE ARE SPARE KEYS KEPT? ____________________
      THE DEALER? ____________________


29.   ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CAR? ______________________

          CHECKLIST Cont.

                           ABOUT THE MILITARY MEMBER

NAME: ________________________________________ RANK: __________________

SSN:   ____________________ MOS: __________ EAS: _______________________

UNIT: ________________________________ WORK PHONE: ____________________

SHIP DEPLOYED ON: ____________________

DATE OF RANK: ____________________

PAY ENTRY BASE DATE: ____________________

HOME OF RECORD: _______________________________________________________

DATE OF BIRTH: ____________________ PLACE OF BIRTH: ___________________

DRIVERS LICENSE NUMBER: __________ STATE: __________ EXPIRES: _________


REAL ESTATE CONSISTING OF _____________________________________________
LOCATION ______________________________________________________________
DEED HELD BY (BANK ETC.) ______________________________________________
TAXES PAID THROUGH YEAR _______________________________________________

                               SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX

BANK OR TRUST COMPANY _________________________________________________
LOCATED AT ____________________________________________________________

                              VEHICLE INFORMATION

MAKE(S)     1. _______________         2.   _______________
MODEL(S)    1. _______________         2.   _______________
YEAR(S)     1. _______________         2.   _______________
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER(S)       1.   ______________________________
                                       2.   ______________________________
STATE REGISTRATION                     1.   ______________________________
                                       2.   ______________________________

                         LOCATIONS OF IMPORTANT RECORDS

                                   FAMILY RECORDS

BIRTH CERTIFICATES       WIFE __________________________________________
                         HUSBAND _______________________________________

          CHECKLIST Cont.
                        CHILDREN ______________________________________
NATURALIZATION PAPERS   WIFE __________________________________________
                        HUSBAND _______________________________________
                        CHILDREN ______________________________________
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE __________________________________________________
PRIOR DIVORCE PAPERS/DEATH CERTIFICATES _______________________________
ADOPTION PAPERS _______________________________________________________
OTHER (BAPTISM ETC.) __________________________________________________

                           MILITARY SERVICE PAPERS


                            OTHER IMPORTANT PAPERS

WILL __________________________________________________________________

POWER OF ATTORNEY _____________________________________________________

FEDERAL RETURNS _______________________________________________________
STATE RETURNS _________________________________________________________
CITY RETURNS __________________________________________________________

AUTOMOBILE ____________________________________________________________
POLICY NO. ____________________________________________________________
COMPANY _______________________________________________________________

LIFE __________________________________________________________________
POLICY NO. ____________________________________________________________
COMPANY _______________________________________________________________

PROPERTY ______________________________________________________________
POLICY NO. ____________________________________________________________
COMPANY _______________________________________________________________

MEDICAL _______________________________________________________________
POLICY NO. ____________________________________________________________
COMPANY _______________________________________________________________

                         FAMILY BUDGET
                                  MONTHLY EXPENSES
       ***(List here all monthly expenses that are not paid by allotment)***

PAYMENT FOR               PAY TO             1ST PAYDAY       15TH PAYDAY

HOUSING                   _______________    $_________       $__________

FOOD                      _______________    $_________       $__________

ELECTRIC                  _______________    $_________       $__________

WATER                     _______________    $_________       $__________

CLOTHING                  _______________    $_________       $__________

GASOLINE                  _______________    $_________       $__________

PHONE                     _______________    $_________       $__________

HOUSEHOLD                 _______________    $_________       $__________

SUPPLIES                  _______________    $_________       $__________

SCHOOL SUPPLIES           _______________    $_________       $__________

CAR LOAN (1)              _______________    $_________       $__________

CAR LOAN (2)              _______________    $_________       $__________

OTHER LOANS               _______________    $_________       $__________

ENTERTAINMENT             _______________    $_________       $__________

CREDIT CARDS              _______________    $_________       $__________

                          _______________    $_________       $__________

                          _______________    $_________       $__________

                          _______________    $_________       $__________

POSTAGE/MAILING                              $_________       $__________

INSURANCE:                                   $_________       $__________

LIFE                                         $_________       $__________

HOMEOWNER’S/RENTER’S                         $_________       $__________

VEHICLE                                      $_________       $__________

                       FAMILY BUDGET
OTHER EXPENSES (SPECIFY)                      $_________            $__________

________________________                      $_________            $__________

________________________                      $_________            $__________

________________________                      $_________            $__________

________________________                      $_________            $__________

TOTAL EXPENSES NOT PAID BY ALLOTMENT          $_________   (+)      $__________
*(See previous page for amounts)


*(Add total expenses not paid by allotment with total expenses paid by
allotment to arrive at total monthly expenses).

                                MONTHLY INCOME

SERVICE MEMBER’S BASE MONTHLY PAY                                   $__________

BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR SUBSISTENCE (BAS)                            (+)$__________

BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING (BAH)                                (+)$__________

CLOTHING ALLOWANCE                                               (+)$__________

FAMILY SEPERATION ALLOWANCE (FSA)                                (+)$__________

OTHER ALLOWANCES                                                 (+)$__________

TOTAL MONTHLY PAY/ALLOWANCES                                     (=)$__________

TOTAL MONTHLY DEDUCTIONS (ALLOTMENTS, ETC.)                      (-)$__________

NET MONTHLY PAY                                                  (=)$__________

SPOUSE’S MONTHLY PAY                                             (+)$__________

OTHER INCOME                                                     (+)$__________

TOTAL MONTHLY FAMILY INCOME                                      (=)$__________

TOTAL MONTHLY EXPENSES (NON ALLOTMENT)                           (-)$__________

REMAINING (NET) MONTHLY FAMILY INCOME                            (=)$__________

Consult the legal assistance office (JAG) at your base to help you update your will (or write a new
one). Your will is important because it:
Gives your beneficiaries control over your estate,
Lets you divide your estate as you see fit, and
Allows a guardian to be named for minor children.

You can also have the JAG office draw up a power of attorney for you. A power of attorney is a
document that lets a designated person act as your legal agent for such matters as:
Moving household goods,
Obtaining medical care for your children, and
Handling your financial affairs.

While you are at it, you should also take care of several other important financial matters.
Make sure your beneficiary information is correct on your insurance, your bank accounts and your
investments (including Individual Retirement Accounts or IRAs) and that the individuals you have
designated have access to all the needed accounts and information. If you are married, consider
having joint accounts so both you and your spouse have access.
Discuss your monthly budget and establish an emergency fund to cover several months of
unexpected expenses that might occur while you‟re deployed.
Consider paying your bills automatically through direct debit or online bill paying while you are gone.

         Children Youth and Teen Services
Arrival and Departure Procedures

Children and youth under the age of ten attending a CY&T program must be signed in and out daily
at the front desk and in the activity area by the patron or other person authorized in writing by the

Children and youth will only be released to the patron or persons on the authorization list in the child
or youth's file. Patrons and authorized persons may be asked for picture identification anytime.

Emergency contacts will be notified for a child, youth or teen left in CY&TP after program hours. In
REPORTING CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT ALLEGATIONS), the Provost Marshall will be contacted for
assistance if the patron or emergency contact is not available.

When a patron consistently fails to pick up a child, youth or teen after the program closes,
assistance with locating care for the family in an alternate setting will be offered.

CDC and SAC Fees

Child Development Center and School Age Care fees are set by the installation commander within a
range established by the Department of Defense. Fees are based on total family income and
reviewed annually ensure affordability.

Patron fees for CDC and SAC programs are due by close of business the Friday before the week
services are rendered. Fees not received prior to services being rendered may result in a temporary
suspension or cancellation of contract services.

There is no reduction of fees for absences or illnesses. Fees are set so to generate revenue to cover
CY&TP program operations.

The DoDDS school calendar is used to determine the programs in session days for the SAC
program. In the event of absence, your child's space will only be reserved if this period of time has
been paid for.

Children absent from a CDC or SAC program due to extended TAD/TDY deployments have the
following options available:

    1. Pay in full to hold child's space, or
    2. withdraw child from the program and be placed at the top of the waiting list for the first
       available space upon return, or
    3. lease your space until you return. A copy of official orders must accompany the request.

Family Child Care fees are determined by agreement between the parent and the certified provider.
These fees may be subsidized by the installation for infant, toddler, children with special needs, early
morning physical training and extended duty care. Information on subsidized care is available at the
Resource and Referral Office, 645-4117, located in Bldg. 495, Room 100 on Camp Foster.

        Children Youth and Teen Services
FAQ About Fees

Who sets the fees?
DoD Instruction 6060.2 "Child Development Programs", dated January 19, 1993, and DoD
Instruction 6060.3, "School-Age Care" dated December 19, 1996, describe DoD's fee policies for
Child Development Center and School-Age Care programs. These policies are based on section
1793(s) of Title 10, United States Code. This Code requires the Department of Defense to prescribe
uniform fees based on total family income (TFI) and shall apply to all children and youth that attend
on a regular basis.

How are fees adjusted?
Fees are adjusted once annually. Individual family fees may be adjusted on a case-by-case basis if
special financial circumstances warrant. A hardship waiver may be requested through the
appropriate program manager.

What is total family income?
Total family income includes a sponsor's (military or civilian) earned income and their spouses
earned income.

What is included in total family income?
All earned income, including wages, salaries, tips, long term disability benefits, voluntary salary
deferrals, quarters allowances, in kind quarters and subsistence received by military members, pay
for service in a combat zone and anything else of value, even if not taxable, that was received for
providing services.

What is not included in total family income?
Cost of living allowance (COLA) received in high cost areas, alimony, child support, temporary duty
allowance and reimbursement for educational expenses are not included in TFI.

How is total family income verified?
DD Form 2652 is completed based on the most recent W-2 form or leave and earning statement.
These forms determine the total family income category for fees. Families who do not show proof of
income will be charged the Category VI rate or the highest fee until the process is completed.

Is there any flexibility in the DoD fees?
Local installation commanders have authority to grant case-by-case exception to the fees based on
unusual financial circumstances.

Are there second child discounts?
A ten percent discount is available for each additional child participating in a full time SAC and CDC
programs. The discount is applied to the least expensive type of care. For example if a family has a
toddler and a school-age child in care, the discount is applied to the school-age child care fee.

Are School-Age Care (SAC)fees comparable to full-day fees charged in the child development
SAC fees are based on the number of program hours offered and are comparable to center fees.

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SAC rates include a breakfast and afternoon snack. Fees are increased when school is not in
session during winter, spring and summer breaks.

How much of parent fees are used in the program?
One hundred percent of parent fees go into the program. On average, parent fees account for
approximately 50% of the actual cost of child care. The Marine Corps spends additional appropriated
dollars to support the cost of providing care that is from parent fees.

Contract Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy

A contract for care is available for Child Development Center and School-Age Care patrons. The
contract guarantees a reservation for your child or youth each week when fees are paid in advance
of care. The patron may cancel this contract, with a two-week written notice. Fees are required
during the two-week notice.

If CY&TP determines that a child, youth or teens needs can not be met by utilizing internal/external
resources, the CY&TP program manager will notify the parent in writing of suspension, relocation or
termination of services from the facility.

When an unmet need waiting list occurs for families in priorities 1 or 2, services for priorities 3, 4, 5,
and 6 will terminate with a two-week notice. Patron will be placed on the waiting list with an effective
date of when their most recent contract was signed with the CDC or SAC program.

Discipline and Guidance

The goal of our discipline and guidance policy is to promote the life long skills of self-control, self-
discipline, self-regulation and pro-social behavior for the child, youth or teen. When age appropriate,
children, youth and teens are guided to make choices regarding their behavior, seek solutions to
problems and assume responsibility for the consequences of their choices.

Positive reinforcement and redirection are two important tools utilized in our programs to encourage
acceptable behaviors. Neither corporal punishment nor verbal abuse will be used in CY&T

Field Trips and Photographs

Advance written parental consent is required for all CY&TP sponsored field trips.

CY&TP may limit a child, youth or teen from participating in the field trips when it has been
determined that the child youth or teen's health and safety needs can not be met in a field trip
setting. This decision will be coordinated in advance with the child, youth or teen's parents and the
program manager.

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Photographs of children may be taken for classroom use, staff training, and MCCS publications.
Parents how have a child or youth attending a CY&T program that utilizes the CCTV monitoring
system may view the video tape of their child's or youth's activity room after coordination with the
program manager. Your permission for photographs or videos including your child, youth or teen, to
be used without compensation, is part of the CY&TP agreement for services.

Food Program

The CDC will provide all food and beverages, with the exception of infant food. Bottles must be
plastic and labeled with the child's name and date of preparation. Infant cereal may not be added to
bottles unless authorized by a physician. Prepared bottles will be kept refrigerated until used, then
contents will be disposed of appropriately. Unopened jars of baby food provided by parents shall be
identified with the child's name.

The School-Age Care program provides a light breakfast and afternoon snack. Youth are required to
bring a nutritious lunch when school is not in session.

Variations in meal service are provided only when allergies or other health conditions are
substantiated and supported by a medical statement that clearly indicates food items to be avoided
and approved substitutions. A Special Needs Evaluation Review Team will meet to discuss the child
or youth effected.

We support religious preferences by supervising the child or youth to ensure they do not eat the item
identified by the parent. However, we do not supply a substitute item. Other meal components are
offer to the child or youth to ensure they are not hungry.

With the exception of the Kinser Teen Boys & Girls Club, all Youth and Teen Boys & Girls Clubs
offer a snack bar for youth and teens to purchase snack items.

Health Policies

Staff and providers will conduct daily health screenings on all children, youth and teens as they are
welcomed into the facility. Staff and providers are trained to make this health screening to ensure
compliance with MCO 1710.30E.

A facility shall not deny admission to or send home a child because of illness unless one or more of
the following conditions exist. The patron or other person authorized by the patron shall be notified
immediately when a child has a sign or symptom requiring exclusion from the facility, as described

   1. Temperature, oral temperature 101 degrees or greater; axially (armpit/ear) temperature 100
      degrees or greater; accompanied by behavior changes or other signs or symptoms of illness-
      until medical evaluation indicates inclusion in the facility.

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   2. Symptoms and signs of possible severe illness (such as unusual lethargy, uncontrolled
       coughing, irritability, persistent crying, difficulty breathing, wheezing, or other unusual signs)
       until medical evaluation allow inclusion.
   3. Uncontrolled diarrhea, that is, increased number of stools, increased stool water, and/or
       decreased form that is not contained by the diaper or underwear - until diarrhea stops.
   4. Vomiting illness (two or more episodes of vomiting in the previous 24 hours) until vomiting
       resolves or until a health care provider determines the illness to be non-communicable, and
       the child is not in danger of dehydration.
   5. Mouth sores with drooling, unless a health care provider or health official determines the
       condition is noninfectious.
   6. Rash with fever or behavior change, until a health care provider determines that these
       symptoms do not indicate a communicable disease.
   7. Purulent conjunctivitis (defined as pink or red conjunctiva with white or yellow eye
       discharge), until 24 hours after documented treatment has been initiated.
   8. Scabies, head lice, or other infestation, until 24 hours after documented treatment has been
   9. Tuberculosis, until a health care provider or health official states that the child can attend
       child care.
   10. Impetigo, until 24 hours after documented treatment has been initiated.
   11. Strep throat or other streptococcal infection, until 24 hours after documented initial antibiotic
       treatment and cessation of fever.
   12. Chicken pox, until 6 days after documented onset of rash or until all sores have dried and
   13. Pertussis, until 5 days of appropriate documented antibiotic treatment has been completed.
   14. Mumps, until 9 days after documented onset of parotid gland swelling.
   15. Hepatitis A Virus, until 1 week after onset of illness or as directed by the health department
       when passive immunoprophylaxis has been administered to appropriate children and staff.
   16. Measles, until 6 days after documented onset of rash.
   17. Rubella, until 6 days after documented onset of rash.
   18. Unspecified respiratory illness, a child without fever who has symptoms of mild or moderate
       severity associated with the common cold, sore throat, croup, bronchitis, pneumonia, or otitis
       media shall not be denied admission to or sent home nor be separated from other children in
       the facility unless his/her illness is characterized by one or more of the following conditions:
            a. The illness has a specified cause that requires exclusion as determined by a health
                care provider
            b. The illness limits the child's comfortable participation in daily activities.
            c. The illness results in a need for greater care than can be provided by the staff
                without compromising the health and safety of other children

Lost, Damaged and/or Stolen Property

Personal items such as books, toys, electronic games should not be brought to a Child Development
or School-Age Care programs.

Personal items brought to the Child Development Center, School-Age Care such as book bags,
clothing, must be labeled with the child or youth's name to assist with identification.

Personal items may be brought to the Youth or Teen Boys & Girls Club with the understanding that
the youth or teen that brings the item is responsible for it at all times.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

Children, youth and teens will be admitted to Children, Youth and Teen Programs regardless of race,
sex, religion, national origin or ancestry, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

To best ensure that their needs are met, when a child, youth or teen with special needs is enrolled
there will be consultations with the parents and applicable community professional staff as needed.
This process is called a Special Needs Evaluation Review Team (SNERT) and is coordinated
through the CY&TP Resource and Referral Office.

Parent Involvement

Parents are encouraged to attend the Parent Advisory Board (PAB) meetings. Meeting notices are
posted prior to meeting dates.

Parents are welcome to drop in and visit their child, youth or teen at any time during operating hours.
Patrons participating in meal service at a Child Development Center or School-Age Care program
will be served a child or youth size portion and are required to provide advance notification to the
program manager.

Parent's Rights

You have the right to examine your child, youth or teen's records and activity room at any time
during the program's hours of operation.

You have the right to attend any meeting held with respect to the evaluation, developmental
progress or placement of your child, youth or teen.

You have the right to receive written notification before management proposes to initiate or change
to the placement or services available to your child, youth or teen. The specific written notice of a
proposed change will include a description of the action proposed or the action requested along with
an explanation of why the program manager proposes the action.

You have the right to refuse to consent to the change and may request a conference, mediation or
an impartial hearing to resolve any disagreement between you and the program manager over the
proposed action.

You have the right to open communication with staff providing services for your child, youth or teen.
When you are unable to resolve your concerns with your child, youth or teen's immediate staff
member, you are free to establish communication with the program's manager.

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You have the right to an annual conference if you child or youth attend a Child Development Center
or School-Age Care program. The purpose of a conference is for parents to have an opportunity to
express their expectations for their child, youth and/or teen.

You have a right to request mediation if any interaction with staff or a provider does not produce the
results you require. Mediation is a confidential, voluntary, informal dispute resolution process. The
advantage of mediation is that it leaves the parties in full control of the process and permits them to
achieve agreements to which they are both fully committed.

You have the right to have all information regarding your family, child, youth or teen kept confidential
by Program Options

Child Development Centers
The Child Development Centers (CDC) offer quality full-day, part-day, and hourly care for children 6
weeks to 5 years of age. These programs, staffed by trained caregivers, must comply with DoD
standards for staff qualifications, program quality, safety, sanitation and nutrition.

CDC programs are located on Camps Foster, Kinser and Courtney.

Family Child Care Homes
Family Child Care (FCC) is located in the provider's home and offers full-day, part-day, extended day
and hourly care for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. FCC homes on base are certified by the
installation. Prior to certification, all providers participate in a comprehensive training program prior
to opening their home for care and an ongoing training program while they are open for care. Their
houses are inspected by for compliance in fire, safety and health standards. The provider and family
members must pass a series of background checks prior to certification.

Referrals to certified providers are made through the CY&TP Resource and Referral Office, 645-

If you are interested in becoming a certified provider, please call the FCC office at 645-2174.

FCC homes are located on Camps Foster, Lester, Kinser, McTureous, and Courtney.

 School-Age Care
School-Age Care (SAC) is available for youth enrolled in elementary school, generally
kindergarten through grade 6. These planned and supervised programs are provided in
appropriate facilities near elementary school. SAC is offered before and after school and during
most school holiday breaks and vacation periods.

Youth and Teen Boys & Girls Clubs
The Marine Corps' national affiliation with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America expands youth
development program opportunities. The affiliation provides programs, materials and services that
address health and life skills, education and career development, the arts, character and leadership
development and sports, fitness and recreation.

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Youth programs are available on Camps McTureous, Kinser and Foster's Kishaba Housing.

Teen programs are located on Camps Courtney, Foster and Kinser.

 Short Term Alternative Child Care
The Short Term Alternative Child Care (STACC) option provides care on occasional rather than
a daily basis and allow on-site hourly group care when parents of children in care are attending a
command sponsored function in the same facility the care in being provided by CY&TP staff.
STACC care is available on a limited basis September - May. Care can be arranged through the
CY&TP Resource & Referral Office,645-4117, Bldg. 495, Room 100, Camp Foster.

Child Care in a Unit Setting
Child Care in a Unit Setting (CCUS) offers organizations and activities the opportunity to
provide safe, flexible, low or not cost options to meet child care requirements. CCUS allows the
unit to provide on-site hourly group child care when parents of the children in care are attending
a unit function on the same site. The care is provided by volunteers or paid staff provided by the

Program Philosophy

Children, Youth and Teen Programs' philosophy is based on universally accepted principles of child
and adolescent development. The foundation for program development in all CY&T programs is
based on the assumptions that children, youth and teens:

      Construct their own understanding of concepts and they benefit from instruction by more
       competent peers and adults.
      Benefit from opportunities to see connections across disciplines through integration of
       curriculum and from opportunities to engage in in-depth study within a content area.
      Benefit from predictable structure and orderly routine in the learning environment and from
       the adult's flexibility and spontaneity in responding to their emerging ideas, needs and
      Benefit from opportunities to make meaningful choices about what they will do and learn and
       from having a clear understanding of the boundaries within which choices are permissible.
      Benefit from situations that challenge them to work at the edge of their developing capacities
       and from ample opportunities to practice newly acquired skills and to acquire the disposition
       to persist.
      Benefit from the opportunities to collaborate with their peers and acquire a sense of being
       part of a community and from being treated as individuals with their own strengths, interests,
       and needs.
      Need to develop a positive sense of their own self-identity and respect for other people
       whose perspectives and experiences may be different from their own.
      Have enormous capacities to learn and almost boundless curiosity about the world and they
       have recognized age-related limits on their cognitive, social, emotional and physical

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      Benefit from engaging in self-initiated, spontaneous activities and from adult planned and
       structured activities, projects and experiences.

Reporting Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect
Reporting instances of suspected child abuse/neglect is mandatory for an individual stationed on
Okinawa to include CY&TP personnel, (e.g. CY&TP employees and regular CYTP volunteers), FCC
providers and parents.

Reporting during and after duty hours:

   1. CY&TP personnel, FCC providers, regular CYTP volunteers and parents will report any case
      of suspected child abuse/neglect, regardless of the sponsor's branch of service, directly to
      the Provost Marshal Office (PMO) or the DoD Child Abuse/Safety Hotline by calling
      (877) 351-8988 or (800) 336-4592.
   2. Upon receipt of a report from an individual listed above, the PMO will contact the Family
      Advocacy Program Manager (FAPM) who may notify the MCCS CYTP Administrator if the
      allegation involves a CY&TP personnel of FCC provider. If the MCCS CY&TP Administrator
      is not available, the MCCS FAPM or designee will contact the Deputy Chief of Operations
      (DCO), MCCS.
   3. When the alleged offender is a CY&TP employee, FCC provider, or regular CY&TP
      volunteer, the MCCS CY&TP Administrator will:
          a. Notify the Deputy Chief of Operations, MCCS.
          b. Use the information available to complete a Memorandum for Record.
          c. Contact the appropriate MCCS CY&TP manager or director.
          d. Notify the Children, Youth and Teen Program representative at Marine Forces Pacific
              (MARFORPAC) when any child abuse/neglect case is referred to the Case Review
              Committee (CRC).

       Resource & Referral Office:
       Camp Foster
       Building 495, Room 100
       Phone: 645-4117
       Monday-Friday 0730-1630

   4. Staffed by knowledgeable professionals who can
      help parents locate viable, quality and affordable
      services that meet the family needs for infant, preschool, school-age, special needs care and
      emergency care. Provides general information on available childcare and youth options to
      the parents, registration for CDC, FCC & SAC and referral services for babysitters & off base
      care. Maintains two waiting lists: unmet need waiting list (UNWL) and preferred care waiting
      list (PCWL).
   5. Short Term Alternative Care (STACC): Provides care on occasional rather than a daily
      basis and allows on-site hourly group care when parents of the children are attending
      command function in the same facility or a building immediately adjacent to the building of
      the function.

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6. Child Care in a Unit Setting (CCUS): Offers organizations and activities the opportunity to
   provide safe, flexible, low or no cost options to meet child care requirements. CCUS allows a
   unit to provide childcare in the same facility or in a building immediately adjacent to the
   facility where the unit activity is taking place. IAW MCO 1710.30E, individuals providing care
   for children shall be of an age and maturity to give proper supervision. Units sponsoring
   CCUS are provided equipment on loan from CY&TP if necessary.

   Youth & Teen Programs
   A variety of leisure time activities and programs for youth
   and teens ages 5 (attending kindergarten) through 12th

   This program provides age appropriate life skills, career
   opportunities/work force preparation, mentoring, citizenship
   and leadership, recreation/arts and instructional programs
   (ballet, karate, dance etc.) that support the needs of our
   youth and teens.

   Semper Fit provides all youth and teen sports and fitness
   and organized team sports such as baseball, basketball
   and soccer programs. Visit the Semper Fit Youth Sports
   page for more information.

   Programs are nationally affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America expanding youth
   and teen development opportunities.

   Note: Children ages 5 to 9 years old must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or
   babysitter 18 years or older at all times.

             DOD School Information
•                              District Superintendent's Office
                                        Kadena Air Base
                           Superintendent: Dr. Gayle Vaughn-Wiles
                                        Phone: 634-1204
                          Web Site:

                               School Liaison Officer: Dawn Yates
                                        Phone: 645-8159
         The school liaison officer ensures parents/school children, commands, and military
         community, are informed about quality schools and school support services
         She enhances Installation, Schools, and parents communication and Provide
         incoming families with information regarding DoDDS . Assists with grade/credit
         Assists outgoing families with information at next duty installation
         Ensure school children and schools are supported by military command

•Amelia   Earhart Intermediate School
    Kadena Air Base
    Principal: Mr. Ted Turnipseed
    Email: PRINCIPAL_*
    Phone: 634-1329/1380
    Web Site:
    Bechtel Elementary School
    Camp McTureous
    Principal: Mr. Joe Masters
    Email: PRINCIPAL_*
    Phone: 622-7504/7423
    Web Site:
    Bob Hope Primary School
    Kadena Air Base
    Principal: Mr. Howell (Bud) Iles
    Email: PRINCIPAL_*
    Phone: 634-0093/0094
    Web Site:

                        DOD Schools Cont.
    Kadena Elementary School

    Kadena Air Base
    Principal: Mr. Stan Hays
    Email: PRINCIPAL_*
    Phone: 634-1550/3441
    Web Site:
    Kadena High School
    Kadena Air Base
    Principal: Mr. Jeff Arrington
    Email: PRINCIPAL_*
    Phone: 634-1216/1712
    Web Site:
    Kadena Middle School
    Kadena Air Base
    Principal: Ms. Linda Connelly
    Phone: 634-0217/632-7438
    Web Site:
    Killin Elementary School
    Camp Foster
    Principal: Ms. Gail Wiley
    Email: PRINCIPAL_*
    Phone: 645-7760/9172
    Web Site:
    Kinser Elementary School
    Camp Kinser
    Principal: Mr. Ian Coubrough
    Email: PRINCIPAL_*
    Phone: 637-3008/3422
    Web Site:
    Kubasaki High School
    MCB Camp S.D. Butler
    Principal: Mr. Steven Sanchez
    Email: PRINCIPAL_*
    Phone: 645-3728/4876
    Web Site:
    Lester Middle School

                        DOD Schools Cont.
    Camp Lester
    Principal: Mr. Tony Harris
    Email: PRINCIPAL_*
    Phone: 645-7787/2124
    Web Site:
    Stearley Heights Elementary School
    Kadena Air Base
    Principal: Ms. Mona Morgan
    Phone: 634-4523/4524
    Web Site:
    Zukeran Elementary School
    MCB Camp S.D. Butler
    Principal: Mr. Van Furusho
    Phone: 645-2576/2064
    Web Site:

                 Housing Offices
  Accompanied Housing     Kadena Air Base      634-4008
  Customer Service        Kadena Air Base      634-0582
  Housing Referral        Kadena Air Base      634-1430

  Self Help Store         Kadena Air Base      634-3469
  Self Help Store         Camp Foster          645-3099
  Self Help Store         Camp Courtney        622-5003
  Self Help Store         Camp Kinser          637-2533

  Housing Office          Camp Kinser          637-3736
  Housing Office          Camp Courtney        622-7317
  Housing Office          Camp Foster          634-6234

Furnishings             Customer Service     632-0204/1625
  Furnishings             Self Help (KAB)      632-4309
  Furnishings             Self Help (KNSR)     637-1516

  Facilities              Kadena Air Base      634-1427
  Facilities              Camp Foster          634-6234
  Facilities              Camp Kinser          637-3736
  Facilities              Camp Courtney        622-7317

  Towers Inspection      Kadena Air Base       634-0582
  Towers Inspection Camp Foster                645-6234
  Towers Inspection      Camp Kinser           637-3736
  Towers Inspection      Camp Courtney         622-7317

  Fire Prevention         Kadena Air Base      634-4290
  Fire Prevention         Camp Kinser          637-3312
  Fire Prevention         Camp Foster          645-2566
  Fire Prevention         Camp Courtney        622-7417

  Recycle Info            Kadena Air Base      634-2833
  Recycle Info            Camp Foster          645-3139

How It Works

The WIC Overseas program is designed to supplement the food you regularly buy with
additional nutritional food items. Once you are a program participant, your nutrition
counselor will customize your food package to fit your family's needs and lifestyle.
Program staff will provide ideas for meal planning, food preparation, and recipes that
are nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare. Your counselor will give you an approved
food list and redeemable food coupons called "drafts," which you exchange for specific
foods and quantities in commissaries and NEXMARTs overseas.

The following food items are generally available through the WIC Overseas program:

      Iron-fortified infant formula and infant cereal
      Iron-fortified adult cereal
      Vitamin C-rich fruit and/or vegetable juice
      Eggs
      Milk
      Cheese
      Peanut butter
      Dried beans or peas
      Canned tuna
      Vitamin A-rich vegetables

In addition to nutritious food and meal planning, WIC Overseas provides nutritional
screening and testing for your children. These screenings may identify medical
conditions early so that you can seek proper medical advice for your child.

Contact your local WIC Overseas office to see if you and your children are eligible for
WIC Overseas nutritional benefits. A WIC Overseas counselor will help you determine if
you can join the program and, if so, will help you get started.

WICO      Camp Foster         645-9302
WICO      Camp Courtney       622-9424

                              Okinawa Branch Veterinary Services
                                        18 SVS/SVBV
                                      Unit 5135 Box 10
                                       APO, AP 96368
                            DSN Phone: 634-1362DSN Fax: 634-2825
                              Commercial Phone: 81-611-734-1362
                               Commercial Fax: 81-611-734-2825


                                Closed on Thur, Sun and Holidays.
                                Our hours are Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri
                                       from 0800-1700hrs
Missed Appointments
If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please notify the veterinary clinic 24 hours prior
to your appointment. Clients who miss three scheduled appointments without notifying us in
advance will have all routine veterinary privileges revoked for 12 months.

Pets in the VTF
All pets in the Veterinary Treatment Facility must be on a short leash or in a carrier. If your pet is not
on a leash or in a carrier, you will be asked to go outside until your appointment time. You are
responsible for cleaning up after your pet. There are suitable cleaning materials located at the front

Payment For Services
Payment is due when services are rendered. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, personal
check, Air Force Club Card, Visa, and Mastercard. The veterinary clinic operates as a Non-
Appropriated Fund Organization and receives no monetary support from the U.S. government.

Mandatory microchip policy:
Microchip implantation is required in dogs and cats. The microchip must be able to be detected by
an ISO-compatible universal microchip reader.

Important News
Effective 01 SEP 2007 all personnel must transfer their pet to a new owner if they are not
PCS'ing with that pet. In order to transfer a pet to a new owner, both sponsors and the pet
must come to the veterinary clinic to complete the paperwork. If a sponsor leaves without
transferring their pet to a new owner, they could be charged with pet abandonment.
In all cases, if the sponsor is not available, a power of attorney is required.

                              Vet Clinic Cont.
Our Mission

The U.S. Army Okinawa Branch Veterinary Services primary missions are food
inspection, food quality assurance, public health issues, care of Military Working Dogs,
and privately owned pets. Full service medical care is provided for pets of authorized
personnel on Okinawa. We provide care to over 9,000 pets owned by members of all
military services and numerous federal agencies.

Civilian Veterinarians

Neither DOD nor the U.S. Army Veterinary Services endorse the Civilian Veterinarians
listed on this page.

General Information:
Most civilian veterinarians speak English to some degree. All can understand written English.
We recommend that you take about 10,000 Yen (double for after hours) with you to a civilian
veterinarian‟s office. Most clinics do not accept dollars or checks. Charge account systems are
generally not available. Credit card payments or payment plans may not be available.

Animal Hospital 22, Dr. Ichiro Gushiken, English Speaking
Yogi 1-2 Okinawa City (Out Gate 2 Kadena)
Phone: 098-983-8822
Out Gate 2 Kadena, Straight through the four corners intersection (blue overpass). Go down the
hill to Route 329, take a right, go past the OK Furniture Store, on the right next to A&W will be
the clinic. Animal Hospital 22 offers competitive rates and has home delivery and pick up
service (not available on-base yet). Clinic is open everyday until 10:00 p.m. English translators
are available. 24 Hour Emergency Service is available.

Friends Animal Hospital, Dr. Ikehara, Some English
Chatan-cho Kitame 1-11-12 (Near Foster's Gate 5)
Phone: 098-926-2033
On the street behind "U-Plaza 2" jeans shop on Route 58. U-Plaza 2 jeans is near Camp Foster
gate 5. If coming from Kadena, turn at the first right past U-Plaza 2. Go to the end of this street,
turn right, and then turn right at the next street and the clinic is down this street on the
right. (Pink Building) Clinic hours are Monday-Friday 0900-1200 & 1500-1900, Saturday 0900-
1200 &1400-1700, and Sunday 1000-1200 (Appointment only on Sunday.) Closed Wednesday
and Japanese holidays.

                                Vet Clinic Cont.
Yonamine Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Yonamine, English speaking
2-45 Shimoizumi Cho, Naha       (Downtown Naha)
Phone: 098-861-6376
Drive south toward Naha on Route 58. As you come downhill into the downtown area, you will
come to a major intersection with an overhead pedestrian overpass, with blue overhead signs
that indicate a left turn to Shuri and a right turn to Tomari North Port. There is a large tan
building on the left. This intersection is Route 40. Continue on Route 58 past this intersection
and through the next two pedestrian overpasses. At the next intersection without any
pedestrian overpass, turn left and drive over the canal. Immediately across the canal turn right
at the light. There will be a large, gray building on the left after you turn. At the next light, turn
left and the clinic with client parking will be on your right. Clinic hours are Monday-Friday 0930-
1800 and Saturday 0930-1600. (Dr. Yonamine is available after hours for emergencies,
however you must call first before going to the clinic.)

Makiminato Pet Clinic, Dr. Matayoshi & Associates, English speaking
2-469-9 Makiminato, Urasoe City (Near Kinser)
Phone: 098-879-1125
Drive toward Naha on Hwy 58, pass the Urasoe A&W Drive-in. Turn left between the Nissien
Service Station and the big ãRobetltä sign. Drive for 50 yards. The clinic with client parking will
be on the right. Okimart parking is also for vet clinic use. Clinic hours are Mon.-Fri. 0900-1830,
and weekends.

Naha Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Takara, DVM,
42 Oroku, Naha (Near the Naha Airport)
Phone: 098-857-1008
Drive south on Hwy 58 towards the airport. Do not go on the curved bridge to the airport, stay
left and go under this bridge to the traffic light at the Naha U.S. Military Port gate. Turn left
towards the Japanese Underground Caves at the traffic light. Drive 1 km. Turn right at the
traffic light when you see the bowling center and the Bank of Okinawa on your left. The
veterinary hospital is 300 m on the right side of this road. There are parking spaces in front of
the building.

Noah Animal Hospital, Dr. Jahana, English Speaking
Out Gate 3 (Near the Karing Kennels Stray Facility)
Drive out gate 3 Kadena. Go straight through the stoplight. Keep driving past Karing Kennels
and stay to the right. Right as you go past the fork in the road, it'll be on your right.


                    Inspiring generations to learn for a lifetime.

MCCS Lifelong Learning is here to help you attain your educational goals. Services
offered at the Lifelong Learning Center are:

      College reference resources
      Guidance Counseling
      Discover Program (computer-based, career planning program)
      Military Tuition Assistance
      SOC (Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges) information
      Financial Aid
      Distance Education
      DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) Testing
      Commissioning programs information
      USMAP (United Services Military Apprenticeship Program)
      SMART (Sailor/Marine ACE Registry Transcript)
      Military Testing (ASTB, ASVAB, DLAB and DLPT by appointment only).

DANTES, ECE, ACT, and SAT Testing

      View the Lifelong Learning Calendar for upcoming test dates, times and locations for
       DANTES, ECE, ACT, and SAT exams. In addition, ACE, ASE, PRAXIS and other exams are
       available per scheduled National Testing dates.
      CLEP & DSST examinations are now computerized!!
       Please be advised that the CLEP exams are available at both Camp Foster and Kadena AFB
       while DSST exams are only available at Kadena AFB. For more information and to schedule
       appointment reservations for CLEP/DSST exams, please visit the UMUC Asia webpage.

Pearson Vue Testing

      The testing office is pleased to announce we are now an official Pearson Vue Testing Site!
       For information or scheduling, please contact or call 645-
      View the list of available
      Visit Pearson Vue online.

                                Education Cont.
                                   Hours of Operation
For education questions or concerns, email

Camp Kinser                  Camp Foster              Camp Hansen
637-1821                     645-7160                 623-4376
Building #1220               Building #5679           Building #2339
MCAS Futenma                 Camp Courtney            Testing Office
636-3036                     622-9694                 645-3944
Building #407                Building #4412           Building #5679
Camp Schwab
Building #3429

All offices open Monday-Friday, 0730-1630

                       Helpful Links & Phone Numbers
Central Texas College (CTC):
                                   Kinser, 637-1040                 Kadena AB, 634-0711
Foster, 645-7391
                                   Hansen, 623-7471                 Torri Station, 644-4353
Courtney, 622-9259
                                   Schwab, 625-2037                 Navy Kadena, 632-4363
MCAS Futenma, 636-3629

University of Maryland University College (UMUC):
Foster, 645-3488                    MCAS Futenma, 636-3940

Courtney, 622-9250                  Hansen, 623-7312

University of Phoenix                   University of Oklahoma      

Kadena AB, 634-9845                     Kadena AB, 634-1606

Troy University (TU)                    Veterans Affairs (VA) GI Bill    

Kadena AB, 634-3930                     645-3473

                            Typhoon Motors

MCCS Typhoon Motors located on camps Kinser, Foster, Courtney, and Hansen is
fantastic for auto-aficionados-you probably will not find a higher concentration of great
people with a wealth of knowledge in the automotive field.

If your vehicle is in need of repair or if you just want to put in that brand new stereo
without paying an arm and a leg in installation fees, Typhoon Motors is the place for you.
These shops maintain some of the best tools and equipment available, as well as
advice in their proper use. Typhoon Motors also sells a wide selection of tires and
wheels, stereo equipment, performance parts, and accessories.

The Auto Recovery Center on Camp Foster is a great place to find used auto parts at
the best prices in all of Japan. They also offer vehicle disposal services.

Camp Courtney                                    Camp Kinser
622-9546                                         637-2191
Building #4151                                   Building #611
Mon-Fri 1100-1900                                Tue-Fri 1100-1900
Sat 0900-1800                                    Sat 0900-1800
Sun & Hol 1000-1800                              Hol 0900-1700
                                                 Sun-Mon Closed

Camp Hansen                                      Camp Foster
623-7743                                         645-7169
Building #2715                                   Building #5613
Mon, Thu, Fri, 1100-1900                         Mon-Fri 1100-1900
Sat & Sun, 1000-1800                             Sat-Sun, Hol 1000-1800
Tues & Wed, Closed

       Auto Recovery Center                        24-hour Island wide Towing
           Camp Foster                                    Camp Foster
             645-6181                                090-3794-2556 (24 hours)
         Sun-Sat 0900-1730

                   Single Marine Program

                                     Building #5674
                                      Camp Foster
                             MCB Butler, MCCS Okinawa Japan
                                     DSN: 645-3681
                                     FAX: 645-3671

Single Marine Program (SMP)

In 1995, the Marsh Panel on Quality of Life (QoL) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of
the Navy for Force Support found inequities between QoL programs for families and
those for single Marines and Sailors. The 1994 Marine Corps QoL Study found that 43
percent of all single, enlisted Marines and Sailors were dissatisfied with their overall
QoL. Based on these findings, CMC directed the establishment of the SMP. The SMP
encourages and assists single Marines and Sailors in identifying and planning
recreational and leisure activities while assisting commands in identifying and
recommending solutions for QoL issues.

                 Helpful Military Information
Marine Corps Acronyms

AAAV………………………Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle
ACE…………………………Aviation Combat Element
ACMC………………………Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
AC……………………………Active Component
AD……………………………Active Duty
ADSW………………………Active Duty for Special Work
APF…………………………Appropriated Funds
AR……………………………Active Reserve
ARC…………………………American Red Cross
ASAP………………………As Soon As Possible
ATFP………………………Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection
BAH…………………………Basic Allowance for Housing
BAS…………………………Basic Allowance for Subsistence
BEQ…………………………Bachelor Enlisted Quarters
BLT…………………………Battalion Landing Team
BOD…………………………Board of Directors
BOQ…………………………Bachelor Officer Quarters
BUMED……………………Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
C4I…………………………Command, Control, Communication, Computer &
CAC…………………………Consolidated Administrati0ne Center (ConAd)
CACO………………………Casualty Assistance Calls Officer
CACP………………………Casualty Assistance Calls Program
CAX…………………………Combined Arms Exercise
CCUS………………………Childcare in a Unit Setting
CDC…………………………Child Development Center
CE……………………………Command Element
CG……………………………Commanding General
CINC………………………Commander in Chief (reference to the U.S. President)
CMA…………………………Clothing Maintenance Allowance
CMC…………………………Commandant of the Marine Corps
CNO…………………………Chief of Naval Operations
CO……………………………Commanding Officer
COLA………………………Cost of Living Allowance
COMCABEAST………Commander, Marine Corps Air Bases, Eastern Area
COMCABWEST………Commander, Marine Corps Air Bases, Western Area
COMRATS………………Commuted Rations
CONUS……………………Continental United States
CREDO……………………Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation
CSSE………………………Combat Service Support Element
CWO…………………………Chief Warrant Officer

           Helpful Military Information
DADD………………………Dependent Assistant During Deployment
DECA………………………Defense Commissary Agency
DEERS……………………Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
DET…………………………Detachment (of a larger organization)
DI……………………………Drill Instructor
DITY MOVE…………Do It Yourself Move
DLA…………………………Dislocation Allowance
The Corps 2-11
DoD…………………………Department of Defense
DODEA……………………Department of Defense Education Activity (Base
DON…………………………Department of the Navy
DPAC………………………Division Personnel Administrative Center
DSN…………………………Defense Switching Network (the military phone system)
DVA…………………………Department of Veterans Affairs
EAOS………………………End of Active Obligated Service
EAS…………………………Expiration of Active Service
ECC…………………………Expiration of Current Contract
EFMP………………………Exceptional Family Member Program
ETA…………………………Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD…………………………Estimated Time of Departure
EWC…………………………Enlisted Wives‟ Club
EWS…………………………Expeditionary Warfare School (formerly AWS)
FAP…………………………Family Advocacy Program or Fleet Assistance Program
FCC…………………………Family Childcare
FMEAP……………………Family Member Employment Assistance Program
FMF…………………………Fleet Marine Force (“The Fleet”)
FRC…………………………Family Readiness Committee
FRO…………………………Family Readiness Officer
FRSNO……………………Family Readiness Staff NonCommissioned Officer
FSA…………………………Family Separation Allowance
FTE…………………………Full Time Employee
G-1…………………………Group/Regiment/Division Manpower (Admin)
G-2…………………………Group/Regiment/Division Intelligence
G-3…………………………Group/Regiment/Division Operations
G-4…………………………Group/Regiment/Division Logistics
G-5…………………………Group/Regiment/Division Plans
G-6…………………………Group/Regiment/Division Communications Electronics
GCE…………………………Ground Combat Element
GPAC………………………Group Personnel Administration Center
GSA…………………………General Service Administration
HM**………………………Refers to Helicopter squadron (e.g., HMM-264)
HMH…………………………Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron

            Helpful Military Information
HMM…………………………Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron
HMLA………………………Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron
HQMC………………………Headquarters, Marine Corps
IADT………………………Initial Active Duty for Training
I/IADT…………………Incremental Initial Active Duty for Training
IATS………………………Integrated Automated Travel System
IG……………………………Inspector General
I&I…………………………Inspector & Instructor (Reserve Unit Staff)
I&L…………………………installation & Logistics
IMA…………………………Individual Mobilization Augmentee (or called an IA)
IPAC………………………Installation Personnel Administration Center
IRR…………………………Individual Ready Reserve
JAG…………………………Judge Advocate General
JRC…………………………Joint Reception Center
The Corps 2-12
LADD………………………Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion
L.I.N.K.S.………Lifestyle Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills
LDO…………………………Limited Duty Officer
LES…………………………Leave & Earnings Statement
LZ……………………………Landing Zone
M&RA………………………Manpower and Reserve Affairs
MACG………………………Marine Air Control Group
MACS………………………Marine Air Control Squadron
MAG…………………………Marine Aircraft Group
MAGTF……………………Marine Air/Ground Task Force
MALS………………………Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron
MARADMIN……………Marine Administration Message
MARFORLANT………Marine Forces Atlantic
MARFORPAC…………Marine Forces Pacific
MARFORRES…………Marine Forces Reserve
MLG…………………………Marine Logistics Group
MARS………………………Military Affiliated Radio Station
MASS………………………Marine Air Support Squadron
MAW…………………………Marine Aircraft Wing
MCAS………………………Marine Corps Air Station
MCB…………………………Marine Corps Base
MCBul……………………Marine Corps Bulletin
MCCDCC…………………Marine Corps Combat Development Command
MCCS………………………Marine Corps Community Services
MCFTB……………………Marine Corps Family Team Building

           Helpful Military Information
MCLB………………………Marine Corps Logistics Base
MCO…………………………Marine Corps Order
MCR…………………………Marine Corps Reserve
MCRC………………………Marine Corps Recruiting Command
MCRD………………………Marine Corps Recruit Depot
MCT…………………………Marine Combat Training
MCTFS……………………Marine Corps Total Force System
MCU…………………………Marine Corps University
MCX…………………………Marine Corps Exchange
MEB…………………………Marine Expeditionary Brigade
MED…………………………Mediterranean (generally a cruise/float)
MEF…………………………Marine Expeditionary Force
MEU…………………………Marine Expeditionary Unit
MEU(SOC)……………Marine Expeditionary Unit(Special Operations
MFR…………………………Marine Forces Reserve
MOA…………………………Memorandum of Agreement
MOL…………………………Marine On Line
MORDT……………………Mobilization Operational Readiness Deployment Test
MOS…………………………Military Occupational Specialty
MP……………………………Military Police
MR……………………………Personal and Family Readiness Division (HQMC)
MREs………………………Meals, Ready-to-Eat
MRZ…………………………HQMC, MR Division, MCFTB Routing/Office Code
MSB…………………………Mobilization Support Battalion
MSC…………………………Major Subordinate Command
MSSG………………………MEU Service Support Group
MTACS……………………Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron
The Corps 2-13
MWCS………………………Marine Wing Communications Squadron
MWSG………………………Marine Wing Support Group
MWSS………………………Marine Wing Support Squadron
NAF…………………………Nonappropriated Funds
NAFI………………………Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality
NCIS………………………Naval Criminal Investigative Service
NCO…………………………Noncommissioned Officer
NCOIC……………………Noncommissioned Officer In Charge
NJP…………………………Non-Judicial Punishment
NMCRS……………………Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
NMFA………………………National Military Family Association
NPSP………………………New Parent Support Program
OSD…………………………Office of the Secretary of Defense
OCONUS…………………Outside the Continental United States
OCS…………………………Officer Candidate School

          Helpful Military Information
OIC…………………………Officer in Charge
OIT…………………………On-Installation Trainer
OOD…………………………Officer of the Day
O&M…………………………Operation and Maintenance
OQR…………………………Officer Qualification Record
ORB…………………………Officer Retention Board
PAO…………………………Public Affairs Office
PCS…………………………Permanent Change of Station
PDS…………………………Permanent Duty Station
PFT…………………………Physical Fitness Test
PME…………………………Professional Military Education
PMO…………………………Provost Marshal‟s Office
POA…………………………Power of Attorney
POC…………………………Point of Contact
POM…………………………Program Objective Memorandum
POV…………………………Privately Owned Vehicle
PP&O………………………Plans, Policies & Operations
P&R…………………………Programs and Resources
PREP………………………Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program
PSC…………………………Personal Services Center
PT……………………………Physical Training
PTAD………………………Permissive TAD (PWST………………………Peacetime,
Wartime Support Team
QOL…………………………Quality of Life
RAP…………………………Relocation Assistance Program
RC……………………………Reserve Component
RED…………………………Record of Emergency Data
RLT…………………………Regimental Landing Team
RON…………………………Remain Overnight
RPG…………………………Rocket Propelled Grenade
RS……………………………Recruiting Station
RSS…………………………Recruiting Substation
RTC…………………………Reserve Training Center
S-1…………………………Squadron/Battalion Manpower (Administration)
S-2…………………………Squadron/Battalion Intelligence
S-3…………………………Squadron/Battalion Operations
S-4…………………………Squadron/Battalion Logistics
The Corps 2-14
S-6…………………………Squadron/Battalion Communications Electronics
SAC…………………………School Age Care
SACC………………………Substance Abuse Counseling Center
SACO………………………Substance Abuse Control Officer

            Helpful Military Information
SAR…………………………Search and Rescue
SATO………………………Scheduled Airlines Traffic Office
SBP…………………………Survivor Benefit Plan
SDO…………………………Staff (or Squadron) Duty Officer
SECDEF…………………Secretary of Defense
SECNAV…………………Secretary of the Navy
SERAD……………………Selective Early Release from Active Duty
SF……………………………Standard Form
SGLI………………………Servicemembers Group Life Insurance
SITES……………………Standard Information Topic Exchange Service
(Installation information)
SJA…………………………Staff Judge Advocate
SLS…………………………Spouses‟ Learning Series
SMCR………………………Selected Marine Corps Reserve
SMMC………………………Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
SNCO………………………Staff Noncommissioned Officer
SRB…………………………Service Record Book
STACC……………………Short-Term Alternative Childcare
SSN…………………………Social Security Number
TAD…………………………Temporary Additional Duty
TAMP………………………Transition Assistance Management Program
TBD…………………………To Be Determined
TBS…………………………The Basic School
TECOM……………………Training and Education Command
TLA…………………………Temporary Lodging Allowance
TLF…………………………Temporary Lodging Facility
TMO…………………………Traffic Management Office
T/E…………………………Table of Equipment
T/O…………………………Table of Organization
TOS…………………………Time on Station
TR……………………………Transportation Request or Transfer
UA……………………………Unauthorized Absence
UCMJ………………………Uniform Code of Military Justice
UFM…………………………Uniform Funding and Management
USA…………………………Utilization, Support, and Accountability (Practice)
USC…………………………United States Code
VA……………………………Veterans Affairs
VM**………………………Refers to fixed wing squadron (e.g., VMGR-252)
WestPac………………Western Pacific
WIC…………………………Women, Infants, and Children (nutritional support
WO……………………………Warrant Officer
WTI…………………………Weapons and Tactics Instructor

 Helpful Military Information
         Military Time Conversion Chart
Military Time                       Civilian Time
        0900                             9:00am
       1000                            10:00am
       1100                            11:00am
       1200                            12:00pm
       1300                            1:00pm
       1400                            2:00pm
       1500                            3:00pm
       1600                            4:00pm
       1700                            5:00pm
       1800                            6:00pm
       1900                            7:00pm
       2000                            8:00pm
       2100                            9:00pm
       2200                            10:00pm
       2300                            11:00pm
       2400                            12:00am
       0100                            1:00am
       0200                            2:00am
       0300                            3:00am
       0400                            4:00am
       0500                            5:00am
       0600                            6:00am
       0700                            7:00am
       0800                            8:00am

     The last two numbers are referring to the minutes
       (example 0911 is 11 minutes past the 9am)

      Social Etiquette and Protocol
Common Courtesies
1. RSVP stands for the French phrase which means “Please Reply.” This requires a yes or no
response to
the invitation. Respond in the time frame set out in the invitation or requested by the host. The
does not need to know why you cannot attend, but s/he does need to know how many will be
attending the event!

2. Thank You. Don‟t forget to thank your hostess for inviting you. You should thank the host/ess
before leaving the party and follow up with a written note no more than a week after an event, being
a houseguest, or receiving a gift. Your note does not need to be long, but it should be handwritten on
a nice card or stationery.

3. No Extra Guests. Never surprise a hostess at the last minute with extra guests! If you wish to
bring others, call the hostess and let her decide if she can include them or not.

4. Hostess Gift. Take a small hostess gift if you are invited for dinner, an overnight stay, or a special
celebration. (Ideas: candy, flowers, wine, gifts from your garden or oven)

5. Be on Time. Don‟t be too late…if you cannot be on time, please call the hostess. It is most
important to be on time for a reception, parade, luncheon or dinner. However, you should never
arrive early, and you should leave before you wear out your welcome.

6. Make introductions. Introductions are important in the military community where we meet new
people all the time. As a rule, you introduce younger people to older people, junior Marines to senior
Marines, and women to men. For example, “Sergeant Major Smith, I would like to present my
neighbor, Corporal Jones.”

7. Dress Appropriately. When you are invited to attend a function, one of the important things to
know is how you are expected to dress. You will have to ask the host/hostess what is the dress code
if the information is not on the invitation. This information is valuable for you and your spouse to
know. Obviously what you wear to a picnic will not be appropriate for a dinner in someone‟s home.
Appropriate dress will vary from installation to installation and region-to-region so you need to find
out what is appropriate in your area. We suggest that you ask your neighbors when you arrive at a
new location to learn what is appropriate locally. You can also call the local L.I.N.K.S. office and ask
about local customs. However the following are generally safe definitions that will work in most

Very Casual – shorts, slacks, jeans

Casual – sporty dress, skirt and blouse, dressy slacks for women; slacks and open collar shirt
with no tie for men

Civilian Informal – Dressy dress or suit for women; coat and tie or suit for men. Most parades
and ceremonies, such as a Change of Command, are civilian informal. If the weather is very hot,
a sundress with sandals is acceptable; however, the official party will probably be dressed less

              Social Etiquette and Protocol
Formal -- long or short formal dress for women; dress uniform or tuxedo for men. The Birthday
Ball, Mess Night and Dining In are formal events. Most locations have dress codes for the
commissary and PX. Generally, PT clothes are not allowed. You must wear shoes and shirts.
Occasionally you will find a convenience store that allows Marines in PT gear.
The dress code should be posted clearly at the entrance. Keep in mind that there are certain
restrictions on Marines wearing their uniform in places of business off the installation or base.
The Corps 2-21

                                   USMC Social Functions:

 Marine Corps Birthday Ball – Spouses are included in this formal event that includes the birthday
ceremony and cake cutting. Dinner and dancing may also be a part of the evening.

 Dining In – another formal event that spouses may attend. This is a very structured dinner where
the “President of the Dining In” makes all the rules. It can be a fun evening filled with many toasts
and many fines paid to “Mr. Vice” when someone breaks a rule. It really is a great experience and
the fines go to a local charity. So, take a few extra dollars!

Mess Night – For Marines only, this is an evening to promote social camaraderie. It has a cocktail
hour, dinner, and toasts.

 Bosses’ Night – Marines only. Marines get together with their peers and senior Marines for a rare
social evening. It is a time to get to know your Marine boss outside of the office.

 Wetting Down – a promotion party that can be held at home or at the club. Spouses can be invited
for this celebration. Sometimes the Marine promoted is „wet down‟ with the liquid of his choice.

 Hail and Farewell – a get-together to say GOOD-BYE to those leaving the military unit a HELLO to
those joining the unit. Spouses are typically invited.

 Parades - Parades are a major part of Marine Corps life. Parades honor an individual or specific
event. There are formal written invitations sent out, but that doesn‟t limit the audience. Anyone may
attend a parade. There is always open seating in the bleachers. It is a wonderful experience to come
out and watch your Marine drill. Please dress appropriately for the time of day. Very casual dress
such as shorts or jeans would not be appropriate. This is an official military function and should be
given the respect it deserves. Remain in place until the narrator indicates that the parade is
concluded. This happens after the last Marine has “passed in review” and the reviewing officers
break ranks (shake hands and walk away.) If you aren‟t sure when to stand and when to sit, follow
the crowd and you‟ll be fine. No one is perfect, and all of us have experienced awkward moments.

                   Marine Uniform Directory
Alpha Uniform: Green or poly/wool jacket and trousers

Bravo Uniform: Long-sleeved khaki shirt with tie and trousers

Charlie Uniform: Short sleeved shirt with trousers

Dress Blue Uniform: Blue jacket with trousers and white cover

Dress Blue/White Uniform: Blue jacket with white trousers and white cover

Modified Blues: Short or long sleeve khaki shirt with dress blue trousers and white cover

Evening Dress: Most formal attire worn by field grade officers and above.

                 Short jacket

                “Equivalent to “white tie and tails”

Cammies: Camouflage shirt and trousers also referred to as Utilities

Corfam High gloss black shoes

Combat Boots Tan suede combat boots

Blousing Band Elastic band used to tuck cammie trouser legs - “Boot Bands”

Chevrons Grade stripes worn on sleeves and collars by enlisted

Hashmarks Service stripe(s) work by enlisted just above the cuff of Alpha and dress

uniforms; each stripe designates four years of service

Barracks Cover Green or white round hat with black visor

Identification tags Metal tags that have each Marine‟s personal identification information on

them. They are worn on a chain around a Marine‟s neck.

Anodized Brass Finished brass that does not need polishing.


Chief Warrant Officers


A typhoon is a large tropical cyclone, a meteorological phenomenon also known as a
hurricane. These storms, accompanied by heavy rainfall, can cover areas of up to 500
miles (800 km) in diameter and generate winds up to 180 miles (290 km) an hour. The
typhoon season in Japan runs from May through October, with most activity from July to

Typhoons that hit Japan are often accompanied by damaging high tides. Persons living
in areas close to the ocean are especially at risk. Landslides are also a serious concern
during periods of heavy rain. Conditions for a landslide are particularly dangerous after
rain has fallen at a rate of 20 mm or more an hour or when 100 mm of rain falls nonstop.

Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness
TCCORs are graduated states of readiness based on the forecast onset of 50 knot
(57mph) winds. TCCORs are set by the 18th Wing Commander for all military
installations on Okinawa. TCCOR declarations are orders: take them seriously.
Conditions may not look bad where you are, but they can change fast, and you can get
caught in a violent storm without warning. TCCORs are passed over AFN radio and
television systems. Look for “TC (X)” in the corners of the screen while watching AFN.
The following are the TCCOR Actions
• All Clear: No tropical storms are threatening Kadena
        ◦ Exists from the end of November to the first of June every year unless a
                storm moves into the area
        ◦ Keep your disaster supply kit together and rotate canned goods and water as

• TCCOR 4 (TC4): A storm could cause destructive winds of 50 knots (57 mph) or
greater within 72 hours.
      ◦ Okinawa remains in TC4 from June 1 to 30 November.
      ◦ Keep preparatory actions up to date and ensure you and your family know
                what to do if we go to higher TCCORs.

• TCCOR 3 (TC3): A storm is in the area and is forecast to cause destructive winds
within the next 48 hours. Take the following preparatory actions:
        ◦ Inventory your emergency supplies
              ▪ Replace expired or used items

                             Typhoon Cont.
              Ensure you have adequate water for yourself and your family
              ▪ Check your flashlights and batteries to ensure everything works
              ▪ Make sure your gas tanks (car and house) are full.

      ◦ Secure the larger, more difficult items in your yard.
                      ▪ Children‟s play sets
              ▪ Trampolines
              ▪ Kiddie pools
              ▪ Picnic tables
              ▪ Gas Grills
              ▪ Trash cans and recycle bins
              ▪ Lawnmowers
      ◦   Monitor the storm‟s progress
              ▪ Be prepared to finish your storm preparations quickly.
              ▪ The storm could intensify or increase its movement quickly, pushing the
                island into a lower TCCOR than previously forecasted.

• TCCOR 2 (TC2): A storm is approaching the island and is forecast to cause
destructive winds within the next 24 hours. Take the following preparatory actions:
      ◦ Ensure all preparatory actions for TCCOR 3 are complete.
      ◦ Secure any loose items in your yard
            ▪ Lawn decorations
            ▪ Flower pots
            ▪ Anything that can cause debris
      ◦ Withdraw emergency cash you will need before the storm. If electricity is down,
      cash machines will not work after the storm.

• TCCOR 1 (TC1): A storm is approaching the island and is forecast to cause
destructive winds within the next 12 hours. Take the following preparatory actions:
      ◦ Ensure all preparatory actions for TCCOR 3 & 2 are complete.
      ◦ Fill water containers for fire fighting, sanitation, and drinking as needed.
              ▪ Two quarts per person per day for drinking
              ▪ A gallon per person per day is a good amount to keep on hand for
              ▪ Anything that can cause debris
      ◦ Turn the temperature of your refrigerator/freezer to the coolest point and
      minimize the amount you open and close it. If power goes off, perishable foods
      will keep longer if they start at cooler temperatures.
      ◦ Have a plan for your children. DoDDS will not hold class; however, teachers
      and staff still report for work.

                             Typhoon Cont.
          typhoon proof and are covered with a plastic film that is easily damaged by
      ◦ Contact your unit if you are not confident of your off-base quarters‟ ability to
      stand up to the storm. If you don‟t feel secure, ask your supervisor, first sergeant,
      or commander to help you find suitable shelter on base.

• TCCOR 1 Caution (TC 1C): Hazardous winds will likely occur within the next 12 hours,
and winds of 34-49 knots (including gusts) are occurring. Non-essential functions close
and personnel are released. Take the following actions:
       ◦ Secure all doors and windows in your home and workplace if not already done.
       ◦ ALL personnel must stay inside until the 18th Wing Commander declares
Storm Watch, or a lower TCCOR. (Note: this applies to all SOFA status personnel and
their dependents, whether they live on base or off base. Personnel are to stay inside
during TC-1C, TC-1E and TC-R. Rapidly changing storm patterns could cause the
island to move into TC-1 Emergency before previously forecasted.
       ◦ Non-essential functions include, but are not limited to:
             ▪ All AAFES
             ▪ MWR facilities, including child care facilities
             ▪ Commissaries
             ▪ USO
             ▪ AMC terminal
             ▪ DoDDS functions
             ▪ Child development centers

• TCCOR 1 Emergency (TC 1E):50 knot or greater winds and other dangerous
conditions are present. ALL personnel must stay inside until the 18th Wing
Commander declares Storm Watch, or a lower TCCOR.
       ◦ Keep your emergency supplies handy. Your battery – powered radio and
       flashlights will be needed immediately if power goes out.
       ◦ STAY INSIDE!!! Continue monitoring the storm‟s progress and be prepared to
remain in quarters for the duration of the storm. The storm could intensify or decrease
its movement, subjecting the island to dangerous conditions longer than previously

• TCCOR 1 Recovery (TC 1R):Winds have decreased below 50 knots but life
threatening hazards may be present on base.
       ◦ Only personnel issued a Mission Essential Typhoon Passes atre allowed
       outside of their quarters on the condition of performing mission essential tasks.
       ◦ Non-essential functions remain closed.
       ◦ Continue to monitor storm‟s progress
• Storm Watch: Life threatening hazards have been isolated or corrected, but damage
may still exist. The base may still be experiencing some storm-related effects.

                          Disaster Recovery
Individual Recovery Actions For After Any Natural Disaster
Following any disaster, there are certain things to do to ensure your continued health
and safety. Here‟s a list of items to consider.

• Hunt for hazards
       ◦ Broken power, water, phone, gas and sewer lines.
       ◦ Fires
       ◦ Hazardous Materials
       ◦ Building damage
       ◦ Injured people
• Help each other out
       ◦ First aid to the injured
       ◦ Comfort one another
       ◦ Sharing
• Check your emergency supplies and resupply. Salvage what you can.
• Listen to the radio: AFN will be the fastest, most reliable source of emergency
information available and will broadcast it as soon as they get it. If shelters are opened,
they will broadcast the information as soon as the shelters are ready.
• Stay off the streets: Emergency vehicles need what little room will be available to
• Be patient: Base officials will be dealing with problems all over the base and will do
their best to provide help first to those who need it most. If you have reported your
situation to your unit and the CE Control Center, rest assured your problems will get the
attention they deserve when the time comes. In the meantime, work with the people in
your neighborhood or at your shelter to make things better.

                          Typhoon Supply List
There are six basics you should stock in your home; water, food first aid, clothing and bedding,
tools, and emergency supplies/special items. Keep the items you would most likely need during
  an evacuation in an easy carry container. Possible containers include a large, clean covered
                      trash container; a camping backpack or duffel bag.


Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will
decompose or break such as milk containers or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to
drink at least 2 quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double
that amount. Children, nursing mothers and ill people wil need more. Don‟t forget about your pets!
        ● Store one gallon of water per person, per day (2 quarts for drinking, 2 quarts for food
        ● Keep at least a 3-5 day supply of water for each person in your household.

Store at least a 3-5 day supply of non perishable food. You don‟t need to go out and buy unfamiliar
foods to prepare for an emergency. You can use canned foods, dried milk, and other staples on your
cupboard shelves. In fact, familiar foods are important. They can lift morale and give a feeling of
security in times of stress. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking, and little
to no water. For emergency cooking, you can use a fireplace, or a charcoal grill or camp stove
outside. You can also heat food with candle warmers, chafing dishes, and fondue pots. Canned food
can be eaten right out of the can. If you heat it with a candle, make sure to remove the label first!
Select foods items that are compact and lightweight. Include a selection of the following food in your

Disaster Supply Kit

● Pet food
● Mechanical can opener
● Emergency utensils
● Food for infants, elderly persons, or persons on special diets
● Ready to eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables (such as tuna, lunch meat, ham, beef or chicken)
● Canned juices, soups, and vegetables (such as green beans, corn, carrots, peas or spinach)
● Fresh fruits such as apples, bananas, grape fruit, oranges or lemons
● Nonfat or lowfat milk, evaporated or dry milk
● High-energy foods (nuts, peanut butter, jelly, honey, hard cheese, bread, crackers, ready to eat
cereals, granola, trail mix)
● Staples (sugar, salt, pepper)
● Comfort/ stress foods (cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant pudding, instant
coffee, tea bags)
● Vitamins
● Seasoning and other condiments.

                  Typhoon Supply List Cont.
Food Storage

● Keep food in a dry, cool spot – a dark area is possible
● Keep food covered at all times
● Open food boxes or cans carefully so that you can close them tightly after each use
● Wrap cookies and crackers in plastic bags
● Empty opened packages of sugar, dried fruits and nuts in a screw-top jar or air tight containers to
protect them from pests.
● Inspect all food for sign of spoilage before use
● Use foods before they go bad, and replace them with fresh supplies, date them with in ink or with a

First Aid Kit

Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car. A first aid kit should include:
● A first aid manual
● Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
● 2 inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
● 4 inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
● Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
● Triangular bandages (3)
● 2 inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
● 3 inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
● Scissors
● Tweezers
● Moistened towelettes
● Antiseptic
● Thermometer
● Tongue blades (2)
● Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
● Assorted sizes of safety pins
● Cleansing agent/soap
● Latex gloves (2 pair)
● Sunscreen
● Extra prescription medication
● Aspirin or non aspirin pain reliever
● Anti-diarrhea medication
● Antacid (for upset stomach)
● Eye drops
● Syrup of ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
● Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)
● Copies of your ID cards, passports, prescriptions, important health information
● $ 100 (In case the ATM‟s are not working), credit card for emergencies
● Emergency phone numbers and contacts

                 Typhoon Supply List Cont.
Tools and Supplies
● Mess kits, paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
● Emergency preparedness manual
● Battery operated radio and extra batteries
● Non-electric can opener, utility knife
● Fire extinguisher: small canister ABC type
● Tube tent
● Pliers
● Tape
● Compass
● Matches in waterproof container
● Aluminum foil
● Plastic Storage container
● signal flare
● Paper, pencils
● Extra set of keys
● Booster cables
● Needles, thread
● Medicine dropper
● Shut off wrench, to turn of household gas and water
● whistle
● Plastic sheeting
● Map of the area (for locating shelters)


● Toilet paper. Baby wipes
● Soap, liquid detergent
● Feminine supplies
● Personal hygiene items
● Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation use)
● Disinfectant
● Household chlorine bleach
● Antibacterial lotion

Clothing and Bedding
Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person

● Sturdy shoes or work boots
● Rain gear
● Blankets or sleeping bags
● Light clothing for warm weather
● Work gloves
● Sunglasses

                 Typhoon Supply List Cont.
Special Items
Remember family members with special needs such as infants and elderly or disabled persons.

For Baby
● Formula
● Diapers
● Bottles
● Powered Milk
● Medications
● A couple of changes of clothes

For Adults
● Heart and high blood pressure medications
● Insulin
● Prescription drugs
● Denture needs
● Contact lenses and supplies
● extra eye glasses


● Entertainment (games and books)
● Important family documents (keep them in a sealed zip lock bag or other water proof container)
           - Wills, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
           - Passports, Social Security cards, deeds, stocks and bonds
           - Bank account numbers
           - Credit card account numbers and companies
           - Inventory of household goods (for claims)
           - Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
           - Home, auto, boat owners registration, deeds
                                - Serial numbers and description of firearms

                                      Local Restaurants

MCB Camp S.D Butler Building 9
Camp Foster
Open Daily: 1100-2200
(Breakfast Only)
Sat, Sun & Hol: 0800-1100

Awase Meadows Restaurant
Phone: 645-4980/8463

Breakfast Buffet
Currently we offer a daily All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet from 6 to 10:30 a.m. with
made to order eggs.

Monday-Friday, 0600-1030
Saturday & Sunday, 0600-1400

Lunch Special & Made to Order Sandwich Bar
The lunch special and sandwich bar is offered:

Daily lunch, 1030-1700
Daily special, 1030-1400

                           BeachHead at Camp Schwab
                           Phone: 625-2053 is a two-story, 46,000 square foot facility with an exceptional
                           panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. It is the newest addition to the many excellent
                           MCCS facilities already dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Marines and
                           Sailors of Camp Schwab, as well as the entire military community throughout Okinawa .

Dining Room                                            Fast Food (Bar)
Friday & Saturday 1700-2100                            Monday-Thursday 1600-2100
Mongolian BBQ 4th Friday of the month                  Friday & Saturday 1600-2200

Lunch Full-Service Menu                                Enlisted Lounge
Monday-Thursday 1100-1400                              Sunday-Thursday 1600-2400
                                                       Friday & Saturday 1600-0200
Lunch Buffet
Friday 1100-1400                                       Officer/SNCO Lounge
                                                       Friday & Saturday 1600-2400

                     Local Restaurants Cont.
Globe & Anchor E Club on Camp Foster
Phone: 645-3666

Check out the Globe and Anchor Restaurant. The menu will tempt your taste buds. Try
an appetizer of our Blooming Onion, Jalapeno Poppers, Mozzeralla Sticks, Quesadillas,
and more! For lunch you can try one of our many juicy burgers, delicious sandwiches or
winner wraps or you can choose from local favorites such as Fried Rice, Yakisoba or an
American/Okinawan blend - Taco Rice! Missing the comfort food of home? The Globe
and Anchor serves up Mama's Baked Lasagna, Chicken Fried Steak, Old Fashioned
Pot Roast and much, much more! Join us for lunch, dinner and a whole lot of fun!

Hours of Operation
Sunday-Thursday, 1030-2200
Friday & Saturday, 1030-0100
Sunday-Thursday, 1030-0100
Friday, 1100-0400
Saturday, 1100-0300

Bayview at Camp Courtney
Phone: 622-9300
Surfside at Camp Kinser
Phone: 637-3137
Brunch                                          Entertainment
Sunday, 1000-1400                               Last Thursday of the month - Kid's Karaoke, 1700-2000
                                                Thursdays - Movie Night/Family Night, 1700-2000
                                                Friday & Saturday - Harbor Lounge, 2200-0200
Monday-Friday, 1100-1300
                                                Reef Lounge (SNCO)
Themed Lunch Buffets
                                                Wednesday & Thursday, 1600-2200
Wednesday - Asian Buffet, 1100-1300
                                                Friday & Saturday, 1600-2400
Thursday - Mexican Buffet, 1100 - 1300
Friday - Catfish Buffet, 1100 – 1300
                                                Harbor Lounge (E1-E5)
                                                Friday & Saturday, 1900-0300
Wednesday-Saturday, 1700-2100
Mongolian BBQ, Wednesday                        Pier One (E-Club)
Family Night, Thursday                          Sunday-Thursday, 1700-2200
Prime Rib Cart - Friday and Saturday nights,    Friday & Saturday, 1700-2400
1700 – 2100
                                                Puckett's Pub (Officer's Lounge)
Café: Monday-Sunday, CLOSED                     Friday, 1700-2300

                    Local Restaurants Cont.
                     The Palms Club is a multi-million dollar facility with total operating space of
                     over 65,000 square feet, making it the largest consolidated club in the
                     Marine Corps. The club is equipped with two main dining facilities:
                     "Tradewinds" and "Coconuts". The Tradewinds offers a relaxing
                     atmosphere and excellent service in a sit-down dining format. Coconuts
                     features convenient, fast food type service. The Palms also features
                     separate Officers', SNCO, and Enlisted lounges. A variety of entertainment
                     is offered nightly. Other facilities include a game room, large ballroom, an
                     enclosed atrium for outside dining, several patio terraces and an
                     information kiosk. The information kiosk provides the latest island-wide
information as well as local happenings for both on and off the base activities.

Sunday 0800-2200                              Mongolian BBQ
Monday-Thursday 0700-2200                     Monday 1030-1330
Friday 0700-2400                              Sunday & Wednesday 1700-2100
Saturday 0800-2400
                                              Palms E Club
Tradewinds                                    Sunday-Thursday 1600-2400
Monday & Tuesday Closed for Dinner            Friday & Saturday 1600-0300
Wednesday-Sunday 1700-2100
                                              Palms O/SNCO Lounge
Lunch                                         Sunday - Thursday Limited Service: 1600-2400
Monday-Friday 1030-1330                       Friday & Saturday
Mongolian BBQ, Mondays

          Thirsty's E Club
Location: MCAS Futenma

Phone: 636-3046

(Temporary Hours of operation beginning Feb 4, 2008)
                                   Sunday Brunch
Lunch                              Sunday, 1000-1400
Monday - Friday, 1100 - 1330       $10.95 Adults / $5.50
Mongolian BBQ lunch                Children (kids 4 and under
Friday, 1100-1330                  eat free)

Tuesday - Thursday, 1700 - 2300
Friday & Saturday, 1700 - 0000

                              Local Restaurants Cont.
Kadena Dining Facilities

Hours of operation are:
Monday – Sunday, 1100 – 2200,
To contact Chili‟s or place a To Go order call 63-CHILI(632-4454).

Jack's Place Restaurant
Phone Number: 633-JACK
Jack's Place
located just inside Gate One, the first street on the right off Douglas Boulevard.

Jack’s Place is located just inside Gate One and houses a gourmet restaurant, a Teppanyaki Room, and
two lounges. The specialties of the house include the best of Asian and American cuisine in a one-of-a-
kind dining experience.

Relax and enjoy Teppanyaki, as your own personal chef grills up Kobe beef, chicken, or shrimp right
before your eyes. Menu items include a Kobe Beef Dinner, Japanese-Style Barbeque Chicken, or the
house specialty -- the Combination Dinner of Kobe Beef Tenderloin Medallions, Skewered Shrimp and
Boneless Chicken Filets.

Our gourmet dining room is a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or just dine in an elegant
atmosphere. Enjoy one of our menu specials or order the "Elegant Chef's Dinner" for a truly unique
dining experience.

The harmonious combination of fine food and friendly service make it easy to see why Jack's Place is a
Kadena favorite. Enjoy the sunset on the outdoor patio and try the great taste of Okinawa‟s favorites at
Jack‟s Place.

                      Local Restaurants Cont.
Kazoku Place
located inside the Rocker NCO Club. The Club is located at building 621 on Kadena Air Base, just
moments away from the Shogun Inn lodging facilities, the NCO Academy and the Base Exchange..

Location: Bldg. 621
Phone: 634-0740

. Family style dining featuring a fantastic selection of entrées, soups, salads, and desserts
. Take out orders welcome
. Breakfast specialties served until 1400
. Unique menu items to include the "skillet menu" items pictured right
. Located next to Kazoku Place is TCBY and Java Hut Espresso.

There are a lot of sissy things to eat here on Okinawa.
But sometimes you want more than a slice of quiche. You want a big juicy hunk of premium USDA steak.
Seared and cooked to your likeing.
You want a Porterhouse, Baby… A Filet Mignon or New York Strip!

Location: Bldg. 621
Phone: 634-0740

Mon-Thu: 4 pm - 9 pm
Fri: 5 pm - 10 pm
Sat & Sun: 5 pm - 9 pm

Mike's Italian Garden Restaurant
Lunch Mon, Wed-Fri • 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner Wed-Mon
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays
Located in Bldg. 3424 across from the AMC terminal. Mike's offers a wide selection of authentic
Italian and gourmet favorites. You can choose from traditional pastas and Italian fare to gourmet and
daily specials.

                     Local Restaurants Cont.

is a 50's and 60's inspired diner with lots of great specialties for the entire family to

• Located inside the Schilling Community Center
• Offers a 50s style diner favorites

• Home to TCBY, where the waffle cones are made fresh daily
• Try our "Sliders" burgers.
• Specialty Sandwiches
• Local Favorites

Location: Bldg. 455
Phone: 634-1387

Mon - Sat
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Sun & Holidays

Tee House Restaurant at the Banyan Tree Golf Course
Kadena Air Base
Building 11
Phone: 634-7412

Visit Kadena's most scenic eatery,
where you'll discover the only thing better than the food is the view!

Winter Hours of Operation:
1 Dec. to 30 Mar.
6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Breakfast is served until 10:30 a.m.

Summer Hours of Operation:
1 Apr. to 31 Nov.
6 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast is served until 10:30 a.m.
12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

                   Local Restaurants Cont.

          Lunch Wed-Sun
          • 1100-1400
          Dinner Wed-Sun
          • 1700-2130
          Bar Hours
          Wed - Sun
          5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
          Mon, Tue & Holiday Closed
          When you are looking for fine seafood, Seaside Inn is the place!
          We offer a delicious lunch buffet Wednesday - Sunday.

          Enjoy a glorious view of the East China Sea while dining on a fantastic selection of
          dishes., such as:
          • Asian Spring Rolls
          • Grilled Mahi Mahi
          • Broiled Lobster Tail
          • Grilled Delmonico Steak
          • Shrimp Tempura
          • Beer battered Fish & Chips and more!

          We offer a fantastic selection of dishes from both the land and the sea and feature
          daily specials.

Seaside Inn is located one mile north of Kadena's Gate One, off highway 58 inside the Gates
of the Kadena Marina.

 For Additional Resources on Restaurants, or shopping in the Local Okinawa Area

                            SEMPER FIT
            NAME             BUILDING #         PHONE #       HOURS OF OPERATION

KINSER SPORTS COMPLEX           1307            637-1114           M-F 0430-2300
                                                           SAT, SUN & HOLIDAYS 0700-2200

FUTENMA MCCUTCHEON              303             636-3241           M-F 0500-2100
                                                            SAT, SUN, & HOLIDAYS CLOSED

FUTENMA SEMPER FIT              159             636-2674           M-F 0500-2230
                                                           SAT, SUN & HOLIDAYS 0800-2230

GUNNERS                         5902            645-2705           M-F 0500-2200
                                                           SAT, SUN & HOLIDAYS 0800-2200

FOSTER FIELD HOUSE              5900            645-3985           M-F 0530-2200
                                                           SAT, SUN & HOLIDAYS 0800-2200

BLDG 1                           1              645-2235   CALL FOR HOURS OF OPERATION

LESTER FITNESS CENTER           6043            645-2089           M-F 0500-2200
                                                           SAT, SUN & HOLIDAYS 0800-2200

PLAZA HOUSING SEMPER FLEX       4044            645-2705   24 HOURS A DAY 365 DAYS A YEAR

COURTNEY IRON WORKS             4451            622-9221           M-F 0500-2200
                                                           SAT, SUN & HOLIDAYS 0700-2200

HANSEN HOUSE OF PAIN            2431            623-4831           M-F 0500-2200
                                                           SAT, SUN & HOLIDAYS 0800-2200

HANSEN HOUSE OF PAIN NORTH      2828            6232700            M-F 0500-2200
                                                            SAT, SUN & HOLIDAYS CLOSED

SCHWAB POWER DOME               3450            625-2618           M-F 0500-2200
                                  Useful Websites -Free mail/gifts sent to children of deployed soldiers. -Free air travel for Emergency Leave, and for the family members of injured
soldiers to travel to the Medical Facility. -Information on programs, facilities, and resources on island. -MCCS deployment support information. -WICO information. - Free information, assistance and resources for many different
situations that arise with military life and links to discounts on goods and services. -USO services for families of service
members. -Navy Marine Corps Relief Society. -Red Cross. -America Supports You programs for
service members and families. -Tricare website. – Daddy Dolls. -Have email transferred to paper mail for delivery to Marines. –Resource for employment ,education, and relocation information. –Advocates military families on their rights, benefits and services, and educates on
important issues relating to military families. –DOD website focusing on QOL issues to include PCS, employment,
deployment support, links to heroes to hometowns, and more. – Local Okinawa Information – Information on shopping, local restaurants

         MCCS Telephone Directory
Facility                                      Camp           Phone
Aquatics Main Office                         Foster         645-3180
Aquatics-Courtney 25M Pool                  Courtney        622-9662
Aquatics-Foster 25M Pool                     Foster         645-7554
Aquatics-Foster 50M Pool                     Foster      645-2211/4093
Aquatics-Futenma 25M Pool                   Futenma         636-3518
Aquatics-Hansen 50M Pool                     Hansen      623-4708/4944
Aquatics-Kinser 50M Pool                     Kinser         637-1592
Aquatics-Kubasaki 50M Pool                  Kubasaki        645-9190
Aquatics-Lester 25M Pool                     Foster         645-3873
Aquatics-McTureous 25M Pool                 Courtney        622-7397
Aquatics-Okinawa Dolphins Swim Team          Foster         645-2787
Aquatics-Oura Wan Beach                     Schwab          625-2286
Aquatics-Plaza 25Y Pool                      Foster         645-2970
Aquatics-Schwab 50M Pool                    Schwab       625-2023/2024
Arts & crafts                               Courtney        622-7492
Arts & crafts                                Foster      645-3674/5263
Awase golf course                            Foster         645-3752
Awase Meadows Restaurant                     Foster      645-4980/8463
Bayview Enlisted Club                       Courtney   622-9300/9520/2445
BeachHead Consolidated Club                 Schwab          625-2053
Boating                                     Schwab          625-3683
Bowling center                              Courtney   622-7365/7367/7364
Bowling center                               Foster    645-7204/7205/3936
Bowling center                              Futenma    636-3084/3185/3085
Bowling center                               Hansen    623-4629/4872/4193
Bowling center                               Kinser      637-1643/2422
Bowling center                              Schwab          625-2383
Butler Officers Club                          Plaza      645-7530/3272
Central cashier                              Kinser         637-1374
Chesty's SNCO Club                           Foster      645-5242/7785
Child development center (CDC)
                                            Courtney   622-7751/7761/7631
Child development center (CDC)               Foster    645-3846/2549/2872
Child development center (CDC)               Kinser    637-2296/2293/2256
Cliffhanger Consolidated Clubs              Schwab          625-2488
Club Road house                               Fuji       224-8356/8357
Club Smugglers Cove                          Lester      645-7501/2891
CMCFTB                                       Foster         645-3689
Community service coordinator (CSC)         Courtney     622-7381/7383
Community service coordinator (CSC)          Foster    645-5262/5270/5274
Community service coordinator (CSC)           Fuji       224-8624/8390

Community service coordinator (CSC)         Hansen       623-7179/7794
Community service coordinator (CSC)          Kinser      637-2350/1001
Community service coordinator (CSC)         Schwab       625-2740/3685
Counseling and advocacy                      Foster      645-2915/0373
Courtney lodge                              Courtney     622-9578/9955
Courtney SNCO Club                          Courtney        622-9583
Driftwood Snack Bar                         Schwab       625-2280/3724
Education Center - Bldg 1220                 Kinser      637-3325/1821
Education Center - Bldg 2339                Hansen       623-4376/3013
Education Center - Bldg 3429                Schwab          625-2046
Education Center - Bldg 407                 Futenma         636-3036
Education Center - Bldg 4412                Courtney   622-9694/9549/7785
Education Center - Bldg 5679                 Foster      645-7160/3486
Entertainment Program                        Foster         645-5821
Foster photography                           Foster      645-3851/5261
Globe & Anchor Enlisted Club                 Foster      645-4842/3666
Habu Pit Officers & SNCO Club               Futenma    636-3081/3091/3002
Hansen Palms Consolidated Clubs             Hansen       623-4375/4777
Kinser Surfside Consolidated Clubs           Kinser      637-3137/2149
Konnect Kafe                                Courtney     622-9096/9097
Konnect Kafe                                 Foster      645-1004/1006
Konnect Kafe                                  Fuji          224-8451
Konnect Kafe                                Futenma         636-5202
Konnect Kafe                                Hansen          623-4690
Konnect Kafe                                 Kinser         637-2054
Konnect Kafe                                Schwab          625-2249
Library                                     Courtney        622-9280
Library                                      Foster      645-7178/2470
Library                                       Fuji          224-8448
Library                                     Futenma      636-3946/3937
Library                                     Hansen          623-7372
Library                                      Kinser      637-1039/2844
Library                                     Schwab     625-2518/2040/2030
Lodge tbf bldg 217                          Futenma      636-2112/2201
Outdoor recreation                          Courtney        622-9221
Outdoor recreation                           Foster         645-3909
Outdoor recreation                          Hansen          623-4919
Personal Services                           Courtney        622-7332
Personal Services                            Foster    645-2104/2106/3125
Personal services                             Fuji          224-8353
Personal Services                           Hansen          623-4522
Personal Services                            Kinser         637-2815
Personal Services                           Schwab     625-2622/2646/2699
Pretzels New Orleans (All Ranks)             Foster      645-7549/7212
Pretzels San Diego (Officers)               Courtney        622-9541
Special events program                       Foster         645-5828

Teen Center                            Foster      645-8012/8013
Teen center                            Kinser         637-1755
Tengan Castle (All Ranks)             Courtney     622-9413/9569
Thirsty's Enlisted Club               Futenma         636-3046
Tours +                                Foster      646-3502/3503
Tours +                                 Fuji       224-8486/8629
Tours +                               Hansen       623-6344/6345
Tours +                               Schwab          625-3685
Training                               Foster    645-2033/7581/2769
Transition assistance program         Schwab          625-2699
Tsunami gear                          Courtney     622-9795/9203
Tsunami gear                           Foster         645-4206
Tsunami gear                          Hansen          623-7717
Tsunami gear                           Kinser         637-2027
Tsunami gear                          Schwab          625-2691
Typhoon motors                        Courtney     622-9546/9527
Typhoon motors                         Foster      645-7169/3230
Typhoon motors                        Hansen       623-7743/4380
Typhoon motors                         Kinser         637-2191
Typhoon motors                        Schwab          625-2616
Westpac inn                            Foster         645-2455
Youth center                          Courtney     622-9049/9051
Youth center                          Courtney     622-9702/9711
Youth Center                           Foster         645-8012
Youth center                           Kinser      637-3760/3713


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