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  • Tourist Attractions

    During your assignment to Okinawa, take advantage of the many beautiful and historic and cultural sites. The following are a few of the most popular attractions: Naha Dragon Boat Race: "Golden Week," the first week in May, is one of Japan's biggest holidays. The Naha dragon boat races are held at Aja Port, Naha, to coincide with the start of the
  • Tsunamis

    The phenomenon we call a "tsunami" is a series of traveling ocean waves of extremely long length and period, generated by disturbances associated primarily with earthquakes occurring below or near the ocean floor. Underwater volcanic eruptions and landslides can also generate tsunamis, although these sources are significantly less frequent. As the
  • Typhoons

    BACKGROUNDOkinawa lies in the Pacific's "Typhoon Alley." Typhoons, known as hurricanes in the United States, pack powerful winds and can be very destructive. They occur when warm water of the South Pacific Ocean between the Republic of the Philippines and Guam combines with the cool winds in the region. Once formed, the storms usually travel in a
  • Water safety, conditions

    by Senior Master Sgt. J.C. Woodring18th Wing Public Affairs3/14/2012 - KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Part of the beauty of living in Okinawa is the opportunity to explore its many beaches, but before participating in any water-related activity, everyone should keep in mind that sea conditions can be extremely dangerous and change very rapidly. In 10
  • Where do I get a....?

    Driver's LicenseDriving classes are offered at the Schilling Community Center ballroom every Wednesday at 10:20 a.m. This class must be completed before members/dependents are eligible to receive a SOFA driver's licence. VehicleVehicles can be purchased from other military individuals at the lemon lot (located in the parking lot in front of
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