Your 14 days of ROM starts the moment you land in Okinawa. This is a long period of time to spend indoors, please use this time wisely to complete as much of your check in or training online as you can. Coordination with your sponsor well ahead of time is essential to ensure your ROM period is as comfortable as possible. All meals will be delivered to you via your sponsor via grocery drop-offs at your door.
The Okinawa community also has come together to support those in ROM on Camp Foster with deliveries of groceries and other wants and needs. Send a message to https://www.facebook.com/UShopCampFoster/ and they will help you out.
Being in ROM can be a time of rest, but you can also start getting ready for your time in Okinawa. The MCCS Okinawa Welcome Aboard page is a great place to start. You can even sign up for the mandatory Newcomer’s Welcome Aboard (NOWA) brief to conduct it virtually for a quick transition to life in Okinawa after ROM! Please contact the MCIPAC Installation Safety Office at 645-3183/2862 to inquire about taking the SOFA POV Licensing exam after the completion of your 14-day ROM and NOWA. Orders, approved Area Clearance message (for dependents), and a valid stateside driver's license are required to obtain a SOFA POV Driver's License. Civilian personnel will need their SOFA Letter and are recommended to contact the MCIPAC Installation Safety Office for any other specific requirements.
There are a ton of online resources as well, from various Facebook pages, Okinawa Hai, Okinawa Bookoo (resale), and others. Welcome to Okinawa, and thank you for your continued discipline, diligence, and understanding during the ROM process.