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Web Resources

Below is a list of web sites that NOSCO members have found helpful.

Military & Military Related Links
Kadena Air Base
Marine Corps Installations Pacific

Marine Corps Community Services Okinawa
U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa 
Department of Defense Dependant Schools [DoDDS] Okinawa District 
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Stars and Stripes newspaper
MilitaryOneSource is just that - the one place you need to go to get any and all official information pertinent to military life. From base FAQs to Personal Financial Counselors, from infant care to pays and allowances, this site, sponsored by the US Government, has it all. Want to ask a question about childcare at Bremerton? They promise a response in 24 hours. Need crisis intervention? Call them 24/7.
The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs. 
To educate military families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and to inform them regarding the issues that affect their lives and to promote and protect the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them.
Listing of for sale or for rent homes near all US military bases. It's a great site for anyone looking to rent or advertise a sale or rental

Travel Links
If you want to experience a traditional Japanese Ryokan, check out this site. You can learn all about ryokans, research a place, and have them book your stay.
To get information about train pricing and routes the "Japanese Traffic Guide" at is an invaluable resource. All you need to do is put your nearest station in the first box and your destination in the second and it will tell you how to get there, the amount of time it will take, and approximately how much money it will cost.

Okinawa Information Links
This is a great site with tons of information about life on Okinawa. It's updated frequently, so be sure to bookmark it and check back often. In fact, you can even submit your own Okinawan tips for inclusion to help others. 
Bills itself as "Japan for visitors"
This site is about Japan, but it has good information on etiquette, travel, and Okinawa, too. 
This "free encyclopedia" has a lot of information on Okinawa.
This site carries free local classified ads, Okinawa news, culture, events, and entertainment. 
This virtual tour takes you to locations throughout Okinawa.  
Google's free online language translation service instantly translates web pages to other languages.
Information on traveling by rail in Japan.

Education Links
This is the site of the University of Oklahoma, which offers four different masters' degree programs: Master of Arts in Economics, Master of Public Administration, Master of Human Relations, and Master of Human Relations with an emphasis in Community Services. Classes are held Monday through Friday in the evenings and then a half day on Saturday, which is convenient for the professional student's schedule. 634-1606

Fun Links  
Television schedules
Movie schedules  
Okinawan International Women's Club homepage
This group puts on plays and musicals every month or two.

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