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Welcome to Okinawa



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About Okinawa

  • Maps!
  • Culture & Customs:
  • History:
  • Weather:  ever heard of a typhoon?  You will soon, and you will want to know how to prepare and how to respond.
  • Japanese language:  check out our handy language guide and brush up before you arrive

Moving information

  • PCS One-Liners: a must read of quick snippets and sage advice on your upcoming overseas assignment; what to bring and what not to bring (see also TMO furniture below)
  • On and Off-base housing: pictures, floor plans, links.
  • TMO furniture:  pictures, list of authorized items you may request
  • Finances:  your pay will definitely change.  OHA, COLA, and MIHA are terms you need to understand and see how they will affect your finances.
  • What time is it in Okinawa?  See clocks at top of every page.  Note too that in Okinawa, it is usually a day ahead of the U.S.  Your family will probably forget what time it is after you arrive, so don't forget to send them the homepage as a quick reference link before they call you at 3 in the morning.

Education Related information

  • Pre-schools
  • DOD schools:  (on-base schools for your dependents)
  • Higher education:  (universities offering undergraduate & graduate classes)
  • Homeschooling:
  • STAP:  Spouses!  Your tuition is partly covered while you are overseas too!  Don't forget to take advantage of this!

Arrival information

  • TLF
  • Driving & transportation:  yes, it is on the left side of the road.  More info here too about used cars, the lemon lots, bus system, and more.
  • On-base food delivery:  phone #s, menus
  • Wireless internet access points
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Have you been to this beach?  Have additional thoughts to share?

  "#1,no way"
Oct 30, 2006 , new york
Rosemarys has no real ambiance, terribly overpriced for only moderately good food and too attentive service. Try Table 34 on Warm Springs for more romance at 1/2 the price
  "What is the fuss about?"
Oct 6, 2006 Whinbrook, London, England
Having read numerous A+ reviews on this establishment, we felt compelled to visit while on a touring holiday from the UK. Indeed it is $25 cab ride from the strip but I think we should have saved our...

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