Moving overseas can be an extremely stressful time. Below are some resources that were developed to help you along the way! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your assigned sponsors or the 1st MAW FRO.
Peak Moving Season Preparation Information.
This MARADMIN is designed to facilitate and guide PCS planning and preparation. This information can also be found on various social media like Facebook and others:
Once you are assigned a sponsor, you will have someone dedicated to assist with the process of moving overseas. In the meantime, there is a wealth of resources and information that is available for you to browse through to familiarize yourself with the upcoming PCS move requirements, your new duty station, and the island of Okinawa.
Please visit the MCCS Okinawa website to begin your research. The Welcome Aboard page is designed to provide useful information to help organize your transition. This section offers the below information:
Okinawa PCS Must Know Information
Travel and Arrival
Housing and Pets
School Liaison Officer
Marine and Family Programs
Once you arrive to Okinawa, your first major task will be to go to the Newcomers Orientation. There you will spend a day learning about Okinawa, available resources, and a multitude of pertinent information as well as take the test for your driver’s license. Please visit the below links to start familiarizing yourself with options available to you.
School and Childcare
Driving and Transportation
Marine and Family Programs - Resources
IN THE KNOW: 1st MAW Resource Tool
IN THE KNOW: How to Apply For Off-Base Housing
IN THE KNOW: Moving to Okinawa with Pets- Required Documentation
IN THE KNOW: Moving to Okinawa with Pets- Vaccines
IN THE KNOW: Moving to Okinawa with Pets- Arrival
IN THE KNOW: Moving to Okinawa with Pets- Tips
IN THE KNOW: Buying a Vehicle from a Dealership
IN THE KNOW: Buying a Car from Private owner
Okinawa Employment Directory
Teen Employment and Volunteer Opportunities
Japanese Holidays and Festivals
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Living in Japan: Cultural awareness and tips
Okinawa Cafe Journal
Tips for Asia Travel
USMC Wives of Okinawa
MCCS Okinawa - Sports & Wellness
MCCS Okinawa - Marine & Family
HOH Military Spouse Professional Network - Okinawa
Farmer's Markets of Okinawa
Yasai Batake / Banana Stand
Parks In Okinawa
Kadena Passenger Terminal
1st MAW Family Readiness Officer
CWO2 Johnathan F Garcia
1st MAW FRO Contact List