Because of the dynamic nature of Marines and their families constantly arriving and departing Okinawa, housing is not assigned until after your arrival on island. You may take the steps in advance to complete your paperwork, but it is important to understand that you will have to spend a short period of time in temporary lodging.
The temporary lodging links offer you options for your stay immediately upon arrival. There are various locations and amenities, and you may select the one that best suits your needs. The only “pet friendly” temporary lodging is located at the Shogun Lodge on Kadena airbase. Reservations may be made up to XX days in advance. Because it can be difficult to call overseas, your sponsor will assist in this process. It is best to reserve your lodging for xx days. You may always cancel additional days if you are assigned housing before the end of your scheduled stay.