2012 USO Japan Service Salute
|September 28, 2012||Posted by thesocialfrog under Japan, Navy Life|
From USO Japan, the Service Salute recognizes select service members from the U.S. and Japan for their outstanding professionalism, leadership, and service to their respective countries. The event is also the organization’s premier fundraising event, which supports uniquely-tailored programs and services designed to meet the needs of the troops and their families forward deployed troops in Japan.
Daniel was one of the 14 service members selected out of Japan to recive this award on September 08, 2012 at The New Sanno Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.
It was a very quick trip to Tokyo for us on Saturday morning, also on the trip with us was AOC Bailey, whom you will see in several pictures as well.
We took the Shinkansen and boy was that a wonderful experience! I will NEVER take a bus to Tokyo ever again if I can help it. It is pretty expensive but well worth the time saver it is. By bus it can take from 9-11 hours, on the Shinkansen…3 hours.
It was in the 90′s in Tokyo, not to far off from the temps we were having in Misawa. As soon as we got to the hotel, it was non stop! Daniel & I had a cocktail hour we attended before the gala started.
It was a nice salute to our service members here in Japan. I am so proud of Daniel and all that he has accomplished and done, especially since we’ve been here in Japan.
There were several speakers, then dinner was served and then there was some rather interesting entertainment I guess you could say. Let’s just say I was not thrilled with it but it was kind of funny. It was “The Rat Pack” and special guest, “Marilyn Monroe”.
After the awards were given out the gala ended and we headed over to the bar inside The New Sanno and had several drinks before heading off to bed because in the morning it was straight back to Misawa! like I said, very quick trip..about 24 hours if that.