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Installation Guide

Welcome to Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa!

    Located in the southern prefecture of Okinawa, Japan, Fleet Activities Okinawa's installations are stationed at various, historical locations around the center of the island. As Okinawa plays a vital role in the alliance between U.S. Forces and Japan, the command carries out sea, air, commication, and other important missions.

    As the largest island of the southern most prefecture of Japan, the Ryukyu Islands consist of a chain more than 1,000km long. The island of Okinawa is roughly 464 square miles with a population of 1.3 million.

    The military installations on the island constitute for 20% of the islands area (visit the Installations page to see a map).

    Okinawa is a wonderful, family-friendly location that offers countless activities and cultural experiences for anyone. Your time here will be enjoyable if you take advantage of all the programs and services provided here for you and your family and take the time to get out and see Okinawa.

White Beach
Main Gate: Open 24 hours to vehicles and pedestrians

Camp Shields
Main Gate: Open 24 hours to vehicles and pedestrians

Kadena Air Base
Gate 1: Open 24 hours to vehicles and pedestrians
Gate 2: Open 24 hours to vehicles and pedestrians
Gate 3: Open 24 hours to vehicles and pedestrians
Gate 4: Open 0630-0900 / 1600-1800 Monday through Friday
Gate 5: Open only to DoDDS-affiliated employees and incoming and outgoing traffic for on-base schools from 0615-0845 / 1315-1645

There are four commissaries on Okinawa. Click on the below link to find locations and business hours for each respective commissary.  

Kadena AB Commissary

Camp Foster Commissary

Camp Courtney Commissary

Camp Kinser Commissary

There are Army and Air Force Exchange (AAFES) stores located on bases all around the island.
Click on the following links for more information on store locations, hours, and contact information for each base.  

Camp Courtney
Camp Foster
Camp Gonzalves
Camp Hansen
Camp Kinser
Camp Lester
Camp McTureous
Camp Schwab
Camp Shields
Kadena Air Base
MCAS Futenma
Torii Station

The Auto Hobby Shop, located on Kadena Air Base, offers a variety of services for the automotive enthusiast. Services include battery charging, air conditioner charging, towing, brake work, and diagnostic services. There are two work stalls, six auto lifts, and limited vehicle/engine storage.

The hours of operations are as follows:
Parts Store
Mondays - Fridays:
8 am - 8 pm
8 am -  9 pm
Sundays: 10 am - 6 pm
Self Service Work Bays
Mondays - Fridays: 11 am - 8 pm
Saturdays: 8 am -  9 pm
Sundays: 10 am - 6 pm
Auto Insurance Office
Mondays - Fridays: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm

    Typhoon Motors, located on Camp Foster, Courtney, Kinser and Hansen, has converted to full service car repair shop for minor/major repairs and tune-ups, as well as a do-it-yourself mechanics’ playground, with all the bays, lifts, tools and equipment needed to get the project done right. You probably will not find a higher concentration of great people with a wealth of knowledge in the automotive field. Typhoon Motors also sells a wide selection of tires and wheels, stereo equipment, performance parts, accessories and much more.
    Visit the MCCS Okinawa website for a listing of specific hours for each location.

US Naval Hospital
 Emergency treatment and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) overseas can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars for non-SOFA personnel. If you are planning to host friends or family members who are not categorized as legal dependents, for any period of time, ensure they purchase traveler's insurance, specific to the location of travel (i.e. Japan) prior to travel.

    Non-SOFA status civilians are NOT authorized to receive care at military treatment facilities (MTF) nor at the local Japanese hospitals. If a civilian does not have insurance and needs emergency care they will personally incur all medical and transport costs (out-of-pocket expenses).

U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa is the largest overseas hospital in the United States Navy. Located on Camp Foster, the hospital provides professional health care for the more than 55,000 beneficiaries on Okinawa and referral services for nearly 189,000 beneficiaries distributed around the Pacific.


18th Medical Group is the Air Force's largest, freestanding ambulatory clinic in terms of assigned personnel and provides extensive medical, dental and support services to Kadena and other Department of Defense beneficiaries living on Okinawa. More than 70 medical and dental providers care for nearly 800 patients every day. Specific services include family practice, pediatrics, gynecology, optometry, mental health (including adult and child psychiatry), physiological training, and a health and wellness center. Four squadrons with 500 people comprise the medical group.


3rd Dental Battalion's mission is to ensure dental readiness and optimize dental health for all beneficiaries while supporting operational and humanitarian mission on Okinawa. Visit their website for more information on appointment booking, contact information, and a list of services available.


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