• December 19, 2016

    Okinawa International Women’s Club

    Okinawa International Women’s Club CONTRIBUTED BY NAOMI KATO JOHNSON Okinawa International Women’s Club (OIWC) is a non-profit organization that has been around for 60 years. We are known for…
  • April 4, 2016

    Marine Gift Shop, Camp Foster

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY The Marine Gift shop is a short walk from Camp Foster’s movie theatre. Not sure what a Marine gift shop stocks? Allow me to help you out! So what do they sell? An amazing…
  • February 26, 2016

    Local Voices: Every Little Life Matters

    CONTRIBUTED BY INORI HAYASHI "This is what we do; we team up with people who have similar mindsets and rescue abandoned animals because we believe that every little life matters,” said the lady…
  • A Mission Trip to Cambodia | Okinawa Hai!
    April 4, 2015

    A Mission Trip to Cambodia

    CONTRIBUTED BY MARIE LEWIS/PHOTOS BY PETER VANOSDALL AND MARIE LEWIS I recently had the opportunity to go on a short-term Christian mission trip with a team from Koza Baptist Church. It was a difficult…
  • Organic Okinawa l Okinawa Hai!
    April 11, 2014

    Organic Okinawa: Volunteers Keeping Okinawa Beautiful

    CONTRIBUTED BY IRWIN DULAN II Recently while strolling through Urasoe Dai Koen I came across a friendly elderly gentleman. Dressed in a smart exercise jumper he greeted me cordially. He had been walking…
  • Employment Resources l Okinawa Hai!
    February 24, 2014

    Employment Resources: Marine and Family Programs

    CONTRIBUTED BY KATIE GARTNER/ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FROM LORI CLEYMANS Like many of you reading this, I attended the Newcomers’ Orientation Welcome Aboard (NOWA) brief in a hazy state of mind brought…
  • June 18, 2013

    Volunteering for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

    CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI When I moved to Okinawa, I had grand ideas of getting a job. Seven months, a handful of interviews, and no luck later, I was ready for just about anything to have some…
  • November 27, 2012

    Girl Scouts on Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY KIM RUNKLE When my husband deployed a year ago and a half ago, I knew I needed something to keep me busy and my mind occupied,.  Otherwise, I’d make myself crazy thinking and worrying…
  • November 21, 2012

    American Red Cross on Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY MOLLY WIECHMANN Did you know there are not one, but TWO American Red Cross offices on Okinawa?  That’s right!  Camp Foster and Kadena both have offices.  There are endless opportunities…
  • October 25, 2011

    Relief Work on Mainland Japan: Volunteers Needed!

    CONTRIBUTED BY AMANDA MARSHALL The grave damage caused by the March 11, 2011, earthquake & tsunami is out of the news, but I was recently there to volunteer, and I can tell you first hand that…
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