49th Annual USO Service Salute

May 16th, 2020
5:00 PM JST (1700I)

Butler Officers Club

Forty-ninth Annual Service Salute Gala in honor of seven outstanding military members from the United States Armed Forces and the Japan Self-Defense Forces on Saturday, the sixteenth of May, Two Thousand and Twenty at The Butler Officers’ Club, Okinawa, Japan.

In 1971, USO Okinawa held its inaugural premiere event. Forty nine years later on May 16th, 2020, USO Okinawa will continue the tradition of honoring seven service men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and Japan Self-Defense Forces for their outstanding professionalism, leadership, service to country, and embodiment of the USO’s eight core values. This black-tie event will feature entertainment, a Kagami Biraki ceremony, dinner, and dancing.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Consul General Robert Koepcke.

For questions regarding sponsorship, purchasing tickets, and volunteering please contact: Cindy Kirkman, OkinawaPrograms@uso.org|645-2964

Military Attire: Formal / Mess Dress Civilian Attire: Formal / Black Tie

For seventy-nine years, the USO has been providing morale, welfare, and recreational services to service members around the world. The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. The USO is a nonprofit, charitable organization that relies on the generosity of individuals and corporations to support its programs and services. The USO currently operates more than 200 centers around the world, including seven on Okinawa; USO Schwab, USO Hansen, USO Kadena, USO Kadena Air Terminal, USO Foster, USO Futenma, and USO Kinser. The USO on Okinawa also offers outreach on Torii Station, White Beach, Camp Courtney, Camp Lester, Fort Buckner, Plaza Housing, Ie Shima, Camp Shields, and the Jungle Warfare Training Center.

Other Upcoming Events

  1. USO Camp Foster 2020 JRC Brief 

    USO Camp Foster

    Bldg 494, 1st Floor

    Informing and engaging with new junior/single service members that are new to the island about USO Okinawa programs and services.

    Feb 24th, 2020 10:00 AM JST (1000I)

  2. USO Camp Schwab's Taco-Bout-A-Monday 

    USO Camp Schwab

    Unit 35031 Box 155 FPO AP 96373-5031

    Schwab Staff and Volunteers will be cooking a variety of taco dishes for our service members & their families! We look forward to seeing you on Mondays!

    Feb 24th, 2020 11:00 AM JST (1100I)

  3. USO Kadena 2020 Ballroom Dance 

    USO Kadena

    Building 337 APO AP 96368

    Join the USO Kadena volunteer team as they host FREE Ballroom Dance lessons. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is not required. The event will take place in the main hall of USO Kadena.

    Feb 24th, 2020 6:00 PM JST (1800I)

  4. USO Schwab's Breakfast-to-Go (B2G) 

    USO Camp Schwab

    Unit 35031 Box 155 FPO AP 96373-5031

    USO Schwab’s B2G provides mobile door-to-door breakfast service to selected units each week!

    Feb 25th, 2020 8:00 AM JST ( 800I)

  5. USO Kinser's Taste of Home 

    USO Camp Kinser

    Building 1308 Camp Kinser Okinawa, Japan

    A free home cooked style meal served every Tuesday. We mix up the menu from comfort food to local favorites! Menu changes every week so check out the FB page or call the center for info. 1730 to while supplies last.

    Feb 25th, 2020 5:30 PM JST (1730I)

  6. USO Futenma's Sushi Roll Social 

    USO Futenma

    Building 401 Unit 35031 Box 153 FPO AP 96370-0153

    Learn the ancient and delicious tradition of sushi rolling at this month’s Cultural Event at USO Futenma! In this class we will teach you everything from shopping for ingredients to cooking and eating your own creations! All materials will be provid…

    Feb 25th, 2020 6:30 PM JST (1830I)

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