Garrison chaplains provide comprehensive religious support for the spiritual and moral needs of Soldiers, other service members, family members, retirees, and authorized civilians.
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Our mission is to ensure enrollment in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), and provide Common Access Cards (CAC) and/or Official Identification Cards to Soldiers, Family members, Retirees as well as Civilian and Contract Employees working on Torii Station.
Directorate of Emergency Services (DES): Provide quality force protection, law enforcement, physical security, access control, Fire & Emergency services, and Police and Community Liaison Services to the Community. Provide oversight on installation law enforcement standards and initiatives for personnel, equipment and training. DES provides support in the areas of Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Services, Physical Security, Surety, Antiterrorism and Emergency Management to protect property and the workforce. The DES consists of Law Enforcement (LE), Physical Security (PS), Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) and Protection (P). Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) Branch covers Incident Command and mitigation of all Installation emergency responses, Emergency Dispatch Centers, All-Hazard response operations, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting operations, and Fire Prevention/Public Education Programs.
Provide the full spectrum of Human Capital Program Management and Human Resource (HR) services to Soldiers, Families, Retirees and Civilians to enable readiness for a self-reliant and globally-responsive all volunteer Army. The divisions include: Military Personnel (MPD), Army Continuing Education Services (ACES), Administrative Services (ASD), Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) and the Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program (DFL-TAP).
USAG Okinawa MWR is under Army Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Programs, the G9 Division of the Army’s Installation Management Command and is composed of a comprehensive network of quality support and leisure services that enhances the lives of Soldiers, Civilians, Families, and Retirees. USAG Okinawa MWR provides the Installation's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (Family and MWR) programs and services including Army Community Service (ACS) and Army School Liaison Officer (SLO). MWR administers support to Soldiers, Families, Civilians, and Retirees by offering family support activities and services; social, fitness and recreational activities that enhance community life, foster Soldier and unit readiness, promote mental and physical fitness; in addition to wellness programs that directly support readiness and resiliency for a globally-responsive Army.
An Emergency Evacuation can occur in any location in the world where American citizens (AMCITs) reside and under a variety of circumstances. An emergency evacuation could potentially occur from Japan and thought must be given to the political, geographic and environmental considerations surrounding the country. It is important to note that an emergency evacuation may take place due to a variety of reasons and at different rates and levels, and therefore would not always be considered a “noncombatant evacuation operation”. The term Emergency Evacuation Operation (EEO) will be the general term used as it applies to USARJ’s Emergency Evacuation Program (EEP). The domestic situation in Japan is stable. However, Japan is a natural disaster prone country. Furthermore, secondary and tertiary effects of a natural disaster may also warrant an evacuation as in the case with the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor during the 3/11 earthquake.
The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations are based on principles set forth in the Constitution and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Individuals are entitled to an equal chance to enjoy benefits of democracy and the protection of its laws. It is incumbent upon all personnel to support the EEO Program and to strive to eliminate any discriminatory policies and practices in employment. Everyone has the inherent right to fair treatment, equal employment opportunities, and a workplace free of harassment (both sexual and non-sexual) and discrimination. U.S. federal employees in U.S Army in Japan have the right file a discrimination complaint under the administrative procedures.
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Visitors, contractors and vendors 18 years and older, entering USAG Okinawa - Torii Station, who do not have a DoD identification card will be subject to a background check before being allowed entry to the installation. Those who present a common access card (CAC card), Military ID, Military Dependent ID, Gold Star ID, or other valid DoD credential won’t be affected.
The name Okinawa means "rope in the open sea", a fairly apt description of this long stretch of islands between the four main islands of Japan and Taiwan. Consisting of 49 inhabited islands and 111 uninhabited islands, Okinawa has a subtropical/tropical climate. Unlike the other Japanese subtropical/tropical islands such as Ogasawara Islands, Amami Islands and Tokara Islands, there are frequent flights from all the major cities of Japan, which helps Okinawa remain one of the major tourist destinations for the Japanese. Every year there are more and more foreign visitors going to Okinawa but the number still remains low compared to the tourist destinations on mainland Japan.
Ready Army is the Army’s proactive campaign to increase the resilience of the Army community and enhance the readiness of the force by informing Soldiers, their Families, Army Civilians and contractors of relevant hazards and encouraging them to Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved. Through outreach and education, Ready Army calls our Army community to action and aims to create a culture of preparedness that will save lives and strengthen the nation.
The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, known as SHARP, exists so the Army can prevent sexual harassment and sexual assaults before they occur. Our goal is to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual harassment by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family.