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Greetings all!  If you are interested in volunteering or being a hugger at this years event, please review the information attached and feel free to contact our volunteer coordinators MSgt Sara Solecki (sara.solecki@us.af.mil) or SMSgt Brandon Guzman (brandon.guzman@us.af.mil) for more information.  

Volunteer/hugger Briefings

9 Nov 12 @ 1400 hrs       Camp Lester (Hospital)

12 Nov 12 @ 1700 hrs    Camp Shields (Bldg 8210)

13 Nov 12 @ 1500 hrs    Kadena A.B. (Shilling Community Center)

14 Nov 12 @ 0900 hrs   Kadena A.B. (Keysotne Theater)

15 Nov 12 @ 100o hrs   Kadena A.B. (Shilling Community Center)

2012 KSO Volunteer Briefing (PDF)

http://www.kadena.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123325071

11/5/2012 - Local volunteers make t-shirt packages at the Schilling Community Center for the Kadena Special Olympics’ athletes to help prepare for the KSO on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 2, 2012. More than 1,300 t-shirts packages are were made for the athletes; each package includes a t-shirt, number tag and a description of events of the KSO. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Justin Veazie)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Justin Veazie)

See http://www.kadena.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123325071 for video and more photos!

http://www.kadena.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123319389

(U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Brooke P. Beers)

9/24/2012 - Runners participating in the Kadena Special Olympics Shades of Green 5k run the designated route on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2012. The 5k was held to raise funds that will go toward hosting the Kadena Special Olympics in November. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Brooke P. Beers)

(U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Brooke P. Beers)

9/24/2012 - U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Clinton Jaynes, 18th Wing Professional Military Education instructor, explains the route of the Kadena Special Olympics Shades of Green 5k on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Brooke P. Beers)

(U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Brooke P. Beers)9/24/2012 - U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Ullmann, 18th Mission Support Group commander, thanks a group of participants for their contribution to the Kadena Special Olympic Shades of Green 5k on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2012. The KSO is an annual event held on base, supporting more than 5,000 special-needs athletes, artists, volunteers and supporters. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Brooke P. Beers)

(U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Brooke P. Beers)9/24/2012 - Participants begin running a 5k in support of the Kadena Special Olympics Shades on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Brooke P. Beers)

http://www.kadena.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123315916

8/29/2012 - U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Matt Molloy, 18th Wing commander, and Takeshi Miyazato-Sama, Ikemiya Shokai Print Co. Kadena Special Olympics poster developer, unveil the 2012 KSO poster, designed by Miyazato-Sama, at the 2012 KSO Pep Rally on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 28, 2012. The poster is printed and displayed in prominent locations around the base with the purpose of attracting, promoting, and informing the community. So far members of the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department raised more than $27,000 that will go toward this year’s KSO. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Hailey R. Davis)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Hailey R. Davis)

8/29/2012 - Kuwanomi Taiko Drummers, who are participants in the Kadena Special Olympics, perform at the 2012 KSO Pep Rally held at the Officers Club on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 28, 2012. The athletes participate in Special Olympics events such as bowling, basketball, floor hockey, flying discs, track and field and golf. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Hailey R. Davis)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Hailey R. Davis)

http://www.kadena.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123312953

8/7/2012 - People of all ages donate to the Fill-the-Boot campaign to help raise money for the Kadena Special Olympics on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 3, 2012. A total of $27,120 was raised throughout the week to help support the 2012 KSO. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tara A. Williamson)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tara A. Williamson)

8/7/2012 - U.S. Air Force Capt. Jason Williams, 1st Special Operations Squadron, gives a donation to Airman 1st Class Robert Castanon, an 18th Civil Engineer Squadron driver/operator, during the Fill-the-Boot campaign to raise money for the Kadena Special Olympics on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 3, 2012. With the help of Team Kadena, a total of $27,120 was raised throughout the week to help support the 2012 KSO. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tara A. Williamson)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tara A. Williamson)

With the 2012 Games fast approaching, the planning team is hard at work ensuring everything is ready to go by the 17 NOV Game Day!

To volunteer for a committee position, please contact your organization POC that can be retrieved by clicking HERE.   If you don’t have a organization POC, please don’t hesitate to contact MSgt Sara Solecki at sara.solecki@us.af.mil or SMSgt Brandon Guzman at brandon.guzman@us.af.mil.

Check back for updates and information on individual events leading up to this years games.

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