: As I re-tool the website I'll be adding many more items to this feature, so do come around again to catch what you miss the first time. Domo.
Things to Do on Okinawa
Photos of Okinawa in the 1960s
Have you ever received an email with a link to something funny? If you answered "No" to that then I'm pretty sure that just today you set up your first computer with an Internet connection! This is a collection of stuff that just makes me smile. It may or may not have anything to do with Okinawa but, hey, that's who I am and it's what I do, okay?
I had a great time with the guys and gals of the 9th AVRS. In September, 2010 we met in Nashville for their annual reunion.
Sincere thanks, guys, for inviting me to attend.
Every now and then I come across something that I think is either worthy of sharing or I just don't want to lose track of. In this page there is a variety of photos and/or links that just make me feel good about being an American.
Food! - recipes
Food is my friend! A few of my favorites are shared...
- Okinawa-related groups
Lots of good people across lots of good Groups on Facebook. And lots to learn about Okinawa from this mix of folks from all over the place and, best of all, some who live right there on Okinawa!
AREA 51 A-12 Archangel CIA Project Oxcart
The Challenge of Transporting the A-12s to Area 51 - V.2
By Frank Murray, A-12 Pilot and Roadrunners International Historian
Panoramic Video of Hanari, Tokashiki Island
What would Okinawa be without its TYPHOONS???
Gee Whiz Stuff
A bunch of interesting stuff that may or may not have anything to do with Okinawa but might give you a little better insight into what your host thinks is interesting.
SNOW on Okinawa?
In 1774, Snow (mingled with rain) on Kemejima.
In 1802, snow & hail fell on Kumejima
In 1816, Snow on Ie-jima and Kumejima.
In 1843, snow & hail on Shimajiri
In 1845, Snow in Chatan, hail in Nakijin.
On Feb 17, 1977, Sleet fell on Kumejima.
On Feb 22, 1977, a negligible amount of snow and ice fell from the sky on Kadena Air Base. At 10:35 a.m., snowflakes began falling and lasted two minutes, followed by a mixture of snow, ice, and light rain for the next 20 minutes
On Jan 24, 2016, snow fell in Nago.
A Do-it-Yourself backyard Okinawa-style retreat (or, some say, 'Man Cave')
Did you ever live in Machinato / Makiminato Housing Area?
If so, you might find this kinda fun to explore: [Maps] from way-back-when and in 'modern' times.
Maki Youth Center's Last Day
I had the great pleasure of meeting for lunch with Alan Clutter (see MailBag, page 10) in August, 07. We had corresponded a few times and he happened to be in town, so we planned to meet and had a very pleasant visit.
Hey, Alan! I hope it was as good for you as it was for me - to shake hands, share a meal and talk about the old days, that is. If I'm ever in Kankekee, Illinois I'll look you up and return your kindness!
"Mac" McElroy - Mission over Japan
First-hand account of Airplane #13, Doolittle Raid, April 1942
[MS Word doc]
World-wide Emergency and Disaster Information
Orion Brewery's story
Video Blog of Pacific sailing
Y2K Legacy - Mick's Big Sky Welcome to Okinawa
How the website looked in 2000. Not all links are "hot"