Welcome to the Okinawa Chapter of AFCEA. We are located in Okinawa, Japan. This is Japan’s southern prefectures, and consists of hundreds of the Ryuku Islands.
2014 AFCEA Okinawa Chapter TechNet is scheduled for 23 October 2014 at Crow’s Nest aboard Camp Shields, Okinawa, Japan.
Okinawa is home to MCB Camp S. D. Butler, which includes Camp Kinser, MCAS Futenma, Camp Foster, Camp Courtney, Camp Hansen, Camp Schwab, Camp Gonsalves and Camp Fuji on mainland Japan.
Okinawa is also home to Marine Corps installations Pacific and III Marine Expeditionary Forces which consists of three other major subordinate commands – 3d Marine Logistics Group, and 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is also located in Okinawa.
Okinawa is also home to Kadena Air Base and is the hub of airpower in the Pacific, and home to the Air Forces’s largest combat wing – the 18th Wing – and a variety of associate units.
As such, communications, computers, intelligence, and electronics play a very important role in the missions of the diverse elements aboard the base. Professionals serving in these fields include active duty military, government civilian employees, and defense contractors.
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The AFCEA Okinawa Chapter meets regularly to offer an opportunity for networking and an exchange of information and ideas in an open, ethical environment that fosters close co-operation and understanding between the military, civil service, industry and academia. Our meetings and activities are open to members and non-members alike.
We are always delighted to add new members to our local chapter, and welcome back old friends. As an integral part of AFCEA’s renowned global network, with chapters in over 30 countries around the world, you are connected to more than 31,000 professional colleagues.
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