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 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


-          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



-          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 1:40 pm

On installation: Camp shields we lived in s 2-story four plex. It had 3 bedrooms and sometimes seemed small for a fan of 5, but it worked great. We had to buy carpeting ad the floor was linoleum. Off Installation: Never used it but if you do go off base, I would puck by the sea wall. Lots of Americans but mixed in with local nationals.

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Jeanne S says:
June 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Housing on installation?
We had our housing brief on Tuesday morning and Wednesday we got a call to say they had three houses for us to look at. Housing here comes in a wide variety. We are a family of 2 so we were given three ?Ǩ two bedroom units to look at. The first two were in a 4-plex. I didn?ǨѢt like either of them. Neither had been renovated and had almost no storage. The last place was a 2 br ranch ?Ǩ single home with a huge yard and tons of storage. We grabbed that one quick and were able to move in on Friday. There is a lot of renovation going on here but still a lot of places that are ?Ǩ?tacky?Ǩ. There is a big mold problem here because of the hot humid climate so most people run several dehumidifiers to help. We are responsible for cutting our own lawns too, although there are a lot of lawn businesses willing to do it for you for a fee.The housing can range from the single units, to multiplexes to tower/high rise units. Sometimes you will get several choices sometimes they give you one. If housing isn?ǨѢt at a certain capacity you are required to live on base. The only division within housing for rank is enlisted / officer. When we got here he was an E3 and we lived next to and E7 and an E8.

Housing off installation?
Off base housing is abundant. If you are adventerous, good with budgets, and are allowed, living off base can be a wonderful experience. We weren?ǨѢt given the chance but I have a lot of friends that do. There are some American style housing and a lot of Japanese style. If you are allowed to chose to live off base the housing office will give you a list of available properties and help you get set up with an agent. You need to have several months worth of rent up front for the fees.

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