• April 15, 2016

    Torii Station – Okinawa Installation Overview

    We will be publishing base reviews of all US Military Installations on Okinawa over the next few months. Many thanks to Anthony for taking on this time-intensive and incredibly helpful series for…
  • 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…
  • June 4, 2012

    Newlywed PCS, Part 8: The Job Hunt

    For those of you planning a move to Okinawa soon, we hope Marie's descriptions of the process of their travel and first months of settling in can help you with a few of the "unknowns."  To read more…
  • August 26, 2011

    Working On Base

    CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE On base jobs SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: I am new to the island. I have an education and viable skills. I am looking for employment while living on Okinawa, but am lost about where…
  • September 29, 2009

    Julie Works to Teach our Kids

    CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA As far as I'm concerned, the most important people in our society (and somehow the most underpaid - sigh!) are teachers.  Our kids spend more hours a day with their teachers…
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