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United States Air Force
Schilling Community Center
Okinawa City Japan 96368-5134
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
Arriving at Kadena AB
Air Mobility Command's Freedom Bird/Patriot Express departs Seattle on Thurday morning and arrives at Kadena Air Base on Friday afternoon. You should be met by your sponsor or a member of your new unit at the AMC Passenger Terminal or Naha International Airport.
Please keep your sponsor informed of your flight plans to include date, time and place of arrival.
In the event you are not met by your sponsor, and you arrive on-base after hours at the AMC Terminal, you can dial 99-939-1660 for an authorized on base taxi to the Shogun Inn (Main Billeting Office), Building 332. Service counter DSN 632-6487 Commercial: 011-81-611-732-6487 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you arrive at Naha International Airport and you need assistance, there is a courtesy phone with DSN access. Please ask the attendants at the Information Counter after you have picked up your baggage for assistance and location of the phone. It is strongly encouraged that you and your sponsor coordinate arrival information so that you can be picked up by your sponsor.
Commercial authorized on base taxi service is also available to Kadena AB with an approximate cost of $50.00 which is reimbursable. See the link for more info. https://www.kadena.af.mil/Home/AMC/. Download the Kadena Connect App on your cellphone for this information and more,
Temporary lodging is offered at the Shogun Inn (Main Billeting Office), Bldg 332. Please ensure you or your sponsor make reservations for TLF as soon as you have a port call. To make reservations, please call DSN 315-632-1100/1101. Cost for on-base quarters is based on accommodation assignments, not rank. Non-availability statements/numbers are issued when on-base quarters/contract quarters are unavailable. Your sponsor may obtain a list of off-base hotels and rates from the Front Desk at the Shogun Inn. Families PSCing in are authorized a maximum of 30 days in the TLFs. Unaccompanied personnel E-5 and below will reside in the dormitories. Members should FAX or e-mail a copy of their orders to their sponsor, so a dorm room may be reserved. If dorm rooms are available, billeting will not be authorized.
PLEASE NOTE: Pets are authorized to stay at the Shogun Inn if pet rooms are available. Contact your sponsor for assistance if traveling with pets!
To have command sponsorship, family members moving to Kadena AB must have completed an overseas travel clearance and must be listed on the sponsor's official PCS orders or amendments. Family members not on official orders can only enter the country on a 90-day tourist visa. Family members that are not command sponsored do not have privileges to use base facilities, including the BX, Commissary, base housing, and base schools. Family members must be command sponsored in order for the sponsor to receive financial and housing benefits associated with an "accompanied" status.
Upon arrival, all new members, AB through Lt Col, must report to MPS in-processing on the first duty day after arrival. For Colonels, please contact MPC Flt CC to schedule in-processing.
MPS in-processing is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. in Bldg. 721B in the 2nd Floor Training Room. Members need to bring the following items: Out-processing package from previous base and one copy of PCS orders and amendments, if applicable
First Term Airman will be scheduled for FTAC (First-Term Airman Center) at this time.
Within 24 hours of arrival, personnel must report to their Commander's Support Staff Office for inprocessing. Follow this map to help you with inprocessing. You will also be required to attend a Newcomer's Orientation. IAW AFI 36-2252, all first duty station Airmen must attend FTAC. Accompanied Airmen should be allowed a sufficient amount of time to settle in and accomplish house hunting prior to attending FTAC. FTAC is located in Bldg. 3445 and may be reached at DSN 315-632-7829. For all other personnel, the Newcomer's Orientation is held on Wednesdays 0800 - 1500(excluding holidays) with sign-in/registration 0700-0800 for everyone at the Schilling Community Center, Bldg. 455. Any questions with Newcomer's Orientation brief, please reach out to AFRC at 315-634-3366.
Coordinate with your sponsor to ensure transportation and your attendance at these very important orientations. You will be welcomed by base agencies who will provide helpful in-processing information and resources to ensure a smooth relocation to Kadena.
SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement) driver's permit test will be taken on Wednesdays, upon completion of the Driver Safety Briefing which is part of the Newcomers Orientation mentioned above. Sign in for Newcomers Orientation will start from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. at the Schilling Community Center, Bldg. 455. Sign in is MANDATORY for all personnel including personnel attending the SOFA Driver's Permit/Driver Safety Brief portion only. Pass and ID at Gate 1 will issue the SOFA license, you must have a valid Stateside or International Drivers License, orders, DoD ID Card and graded test score sheet. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend the applicable orientation with their sponsor. Please be aware that no childcare is provided on site. Contact Airman & Family Readiness Center at DSN 315-634-3366 for 20 hour FREE Child Care Vouchers that may be used with approved FCC providers.