Kadena, Japan

Base Name:  Kadena AB, Japan

Base City:  Okinawa City, Okinawa, Japan

Base Operator Phone Number: 315-634-1110 dsn

                   

Family Readiness Center/Fleet & Family Services:

-          Address: Bldg. 220

-          Phone Number: 634-3366 dsn or 098-961-3366

-          Website:     http://kadenafss.com/life-career/a-frc    

 

Cost of Living:

-          BAH/OHA: starting at $1639.34 OHA for E-1 without dependents, Utility allowance $576.81, and MIHA $462.81. E-1 with Dependents OHA $1821.49, Utility allowance $769.08, and MIHA $462.81.

Housing:

-          Housing Office:

o   Amount of on base houses available: 7,800

o   Phone Number: 315-634-0582 dsn or 011-81-734-0582

o   Address:  718 CES/CEH, Unit 5261, APO AP 96368-5261

o   Website:   http://www.housing.af.mil/okinawa/  

o   Off-base/privatized housing

-          AHRN: http://www.ahrn.com/kadenaab.php  

 

 Lodging: Shogun Inn

o   Address:  Bldg 332

o   Phone Number: 315-632-1100 dsn or 011-81-98-962-1100

o   Website:  http://kadenafss.com/life-career/lodging

Schools/Daycare:

-          Child Development Center:

o   Wakaba CDC:

§  Address:  Bldg 132

§  Phone: 632-7420

o   Niko Niko CDC:

§  Address:  Bldg 334

§  Phone: 634-5263

§  Website: http://kadenafss.com/youth-teen/cdc  

-          Military Certified Providers off-base? yes, more info:  634-3464

 

 Schools:

-          Elementary:

o   Kadena Elementary School:

§  Address: Unit 5166, APO AP 96368-5166

§  Phone: 634-0778

§  Website: http://www.kadena-es.pac.dodea.edu/

§  For info on the other Elementary schools visit: http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/Okinawa/

-          Middle School:

o   Kadena Middle School

§  Address: Unit 5166, APO AP 96368-5166

§  Phone: 011-81-611-734-0217

§  Website: http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/Okinawa/KadenaAB/KadenaMS/index.cfm

§  For information on the other middle schools visit:  http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/Okinawa/

-          High School:

o   Kadena High School:

§  Address: Bldg 9490

§  Phone: 634-1712

§  Website: http://www.kadena-hs.pac.dodea.edu/kdhsdnn/home/dotnetnuke/index.html

 

Medical Services:

-          Tricare region (West, Central, North, South): Overseas

-          Address:  Kadena Medical Clinic, Bldg 626

o   Apt Line: 630-4817 dsn or 098-960-4817 commercial

o   Info: 630-4817 dsn or 098-960-4817 commercial

-          Tricare: 1-888-777-8343

-          Website: http://www.kadena.af.mil/kadenamedicalclinic/

-          Hospital on base (or clinics only): Clinic

 

Things to do:

-          Water Park/Parks: 

o   Fairchild Pool

§  Address: Bldg. 1988

§  Phone: 966-7343

o   Hagerstrom Pool

§  Address: Bldg. 501

§  Phone: 966-7343

§  Website:   http://kadenafss.com/rec/aquatics

-          Gym/Fitness Center: Risner Fitness & Sports Complex:

o   Address: Bldg. 109

o   Phone: 634-5128

o   Website: http://kadenafss.com/rec/risner  

-          Vet Clinic:

o   Address: Bldg 731, Davis Ave.

o   Phone: 81-98-961-1632

o   Website: http://phc.amedd.army.mil/organization/Pages/VtfDetails.aspx?VtfID=86&loc=JP

o   PCS Information for pets: http://kadenafss.com/pcs-information

-          Outdoor Rec:

o   Address: Bldg 614

o   Phone: 966-1899 DSN or 050-5865-1899 Commercial

o   Website:     http://kadenafss.com/rec/odr   

-          RV/Camping Facilities and/or storage rental: Available Contact ODR

-          Bowling alley: Emery Lanes Bowling Center

o   Address: Bldg 113

o   Phone: 966-7303 or 050-5865-1895

o   Website: http://kadenafss.com/rec/bowling  

-          Library:

o   Address: Bldg 451

o   Phone: 634-1502

o   Website:   http://kadenafss.com/life-career/library  

-          Golf Course:  

o   Banyan Tree Golf Course

§  Address:   Bldg 12 just inside Kadena Gate 1

§  Phone:  966-7321 or 050-5865-1893

§  Website: http://kadenafss.com/rec/golf  

o   Chibana Golf Course

§  Address:   Bldg 55061 straight out Kadena Gate 3

§  Phone:  966-7327 or 050-5865-1894

§  Website: http://kadenafss.com/rec/golf/chibana-golf-course

-          Movie Theater: Kadena AB Theater

o   Address: Bldg. 446

o   Phone: 050-5865-3095

o   Website: http://www.shopmyexchange.com/ReelTimeTheatres/Movies-KadenaAB.htm  

-          Hobby Shop: Arts & Crafts

o   Address: Bldg 435

o   Phone: 966-7347 or 050-5865-1886

o   Website: http://kadenafss.com/rec/arts-crafts   

-          Auto shop:  Auto Hobby Shop

o   Address:   Bldg 1436

o   Phone: 966-7355 or 050-5865-1891

o   Website:    http://kadenafss.com/rec/auto-hobby

 

-          Local Attractions:

o   Okinawa Children’s Zoo & Museum:   http://www.kodomo.city.okinawa.okinawa.jp/index.shtml

o   Shuri Castle:  http://oki-park.jp/shurijo/

o   Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium: https://oki-churaumi.jp/en/area/okipark.html

 

For more information visit:   http://www.kadena.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=7291

 

-          ITT office information:  

o   Address: Bldg 455 inside the Shilling Community Center

o   Phone: 966-7333 or 050-5865-1896

o   Website:  http://kadenafss.com/rec/itt  

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Tracy D says:
August 10, 2011 at 1:39 pm

We were stationed there twice actually. The most recent leaving 2008. Absolutely loved it. I would tell anybody going there to ?Ǩ?get out and experience?Ǩ. See the great qualities of the people, the land, the sea, the hidden treasures. Make friends- it?ǨѢs a small island and friends help when the spouse is deployed or during holidays. Also go to http://www.okinawahai.com. They are a plethora of information on just about any question you might have. Hubs is AF.


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Jeanne S says:
June 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Okinawa Japan We have been here since November 2008. We are an army family and he works on Kadena but all our admin stuff is done at Torii Station.
This is his first duty station. Never in our wildest dreams did we think we would be living in Japan for three years. All through AIT they were told that no one from that class would be stationed overseas so we were really shocked when orders came down. We only had about a month to get everything done to get here. It was hectic but can be done. We left Pennsylvania the day before Thanksgiving and drove to Baltimore, MD to put our car in storage. Stayed at the hotel at the airport that night and flew out of BWI Thanksgiving morning. We transferred in Chicago and the nice people at United upgraded our seats (for free) to economy plus so we had extra leg room for the longest part of our trip. We landed at Narita Airport in Tokyo on Friday and the nerves started. We were told that we had to get our baggage, go through immigration and customs, turn the baggage back in and go to our gate for the last part of the trip to Okinawa. We didn?ǨѢt have to worry about getting lost. The signs are in Japanese characters and English. Plus there are always some Americans you can follow. lol We flowed through the two stations without a problem. OH and because we usually PCS overseas with tons of luggage and sometimes 4 legged kennels, you will be glad to know that luggage carts are free and plentyful. Landing in Okinawa and walking to the baggage claim is a beautiful welcome to the island. You come off the plane and there are beautiful orchid plants everywhere. Just a hint of the beauty found on this island. Getting our luggage and making our way out to find our sponsor was easy.
There was no room at the on-base lodging so we were put up at an off base hotel. Very Japanese and we loved it. The Hamagawa Lodge is right outside gate 1 of Kadena AB. We had three bedrooms, and a large area that had the kitchen, dining area and living room with a large balcony with clotheslines. The bathroom was strange to us. The toilet was in it?ǨѢs own little room. The top of the toilet where we are used to seeing the tank lid was a sink. When you flushed the toilet, the water came out the faucet so you could wash your hands and then ran down a hole to fill the tank. The rest of the bathroom was a large room containing the sink, a Japanese washer and a very deep but small tub with shower.
The maid had to show me how to use the washer. Driver?ǨѢs licenses are pretty easy to get. You will not be able to ship your own POV here so be prepared to buy a car here. Save up some money so you are prepared. They have a lot of cars on the lemon lot that you can buy from people leaving for cash. Some of the car dealers off base do some financing. We bought two cars when we got here. Most all the cars are very small. Husband?ǨѢs car is a little Toyota and cost $1500. Mine was a little Subaru van and was about $2000. One of the best links to learn about things on the island is http://www.okinawahai.com It?ǨѢs a blog about almost anything you can think of about the island.
Kadena Air Base page http://www.kadenaforcesupport.com


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June 19, 2011 at 1:18 pm

One of the best links to learn about things on the island is http://www.okinawahai.com It?ǨѢs a blog about almost anything you can think of about the island.
Kadena Air Base page http://www.kadenaforcesupport.com


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