49th Annual USO Service Salute

This event last took place on Sep 12th, 2020
5:00 PM JST (1700I)

This year honorees will be recognized at the unit level due to COVID19. The Gala event has been canceled.

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 twelfth of September, 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 September 12th, 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 Hansen's Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program: The Night Before Christmas 

    USO Camp Hansen

    Unit 35031 FPO AP 96373-5031

    Will you be separated from your little ones this holiday season?

    Nov 30th, 2020 9:00 AM JST ( 900I)

  2. USO Camp Foster 2020 Wake-Up Wednesday 

    USO Camp Foster

    USO Camp Foster hands out coffee, cocoa, & water as service members head to work in the morning.

    Dec 2nd, 2020 6:30 AM JST ( 630I)

  3. USO Camp Foster 2020 Taco Thursday 

    USO Camp Foster

    Bldg 5710, 2nd floor

    Tacos. On Thursday? Yes! Stop by on Thursdays for tacos, chips, and a refreshment. You will NOT regret it!

    Dec 3rd, 2020 11:00 AM JST (1100I)

  4. USO Hansen's Cookies & Cocoa 

    USO Camp Hansen

    Unit 35031 FPO AP 96373-5031

    Tis’ the season for cookies! Join us at USO Hansen every Friday in December starting at 11:00 AM. We will be serving up fresh baked cookies, hot cocoa, and holiday cheer!

    Dec 4th, 2020 11:00 AM JST (1100I)

  5. Power Hour Beach Clean Up - Diamond Beach 

    USO Camp Hansen

    Seragaki Onna, Kunigami District, Okinawa 904-0404

    The first Saturday of every month we will be teaming up with the local community for a beach clean-up near Camp Hansen. This month help USO Hansen clean up Diamond Beach in Seragaki, Onna on Saturday, December 5 at 9:00 AM!

    Dec 5th, 2020 9:00 AM PST ( 900U)

  6. Holiday Sunset Paddle 

    USO Okinawa Area Office

    Kadena Marina Kadena, Nakagami District, Okinawa, Japan, 904-0201

    Celebrate the Season Island Style - join USO Okinawa and SUP Meet Up Okinawa for a Holiday Sunset Paddle, Sat. 12/5/20 4 - 6 p.m. at Kadena Marina. Decorate anything that uses a paddle (stand up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, etc) and feel free to d…

    Dec 5th, 2020 4:00 PM JST (1600I)

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