KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa — The water supply was declared safe to drink throughout Kadena Air Base on Wednesday afternoon after an accident Tuesday had residents boiling their drinking water.

Eighteenth Wing Civil Engineering Squadron personnel were working on a main water line Tuesday afternoon near Gate 2 when a backhoe damaged an abandoned water tap, causing a leak, according to an Air Force spokeswoman.

Workers repaired the tap and inspected the main line, which was undamaged, the spokeswoman said. Medical personnel declared the water safe to drink at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Contamination concerns forced officials to turn off large portions of the water system Tuesday. Although water was restored within hours in most areas, users were urged to boil any water meant for consumption.

Adm. Fallon visits Okinawa

Pacific commander Adm. William Fallon was scheduled to arrive Thursday in Okinawa to speak with command officials, a Navy spokeswoman confirmed.

Earlier this week, Fallon spoke with officials at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka and toured the guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville.

He also spoke with Japanese officials in Tokyo regarding bilateral relations.

Kadena to host Easter events

Youth Programs and the Schilling Community Center at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, will host the Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. at the Four Diamonds baseball field. The fair, at Marek Park, includes family games, youth program demonstrations, face painting and a visit from the Easter bunny. Free food and drinks will be available. Call DSN 634-1387 for details.

Also, the Kadena Officers Club plans a brunch Sunday featuring an Easter egg hunt at 1:30 p.m. for ages 5 and younger, including a special appearance from the Easter bunny.

‘Grease!’ auditions set

The Pacific Okinawa Players are holding auditions for “Grease!” from 7-9 p.m. April 8 and from 9-11 a.m. April 9 at the Foster Community Center’s Performing Arts Auditorium.

Those auditioning need to prepare a song that’s not from the show and be dressed to move. Auditions are open to anyone 16 and older. Visit or e-mail for more information.

Golf tournament scheduled

An April 6 golf tournament at Awase Meadows Golf Course has been scheduled to help raise money for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Active Duty Fund Drive. The tournament is open to the first 100 who pay the entry fee; the shotgun start is to be at 7 a.m.

Tournament format is a four-person scramble, or best ball, meaning that the best ball position achieved by any one member of a four-person team will become the foursome’s starting point for the next shot. Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams, as well as for the player who lands a ball closest to the pin and who has the longest drive.

Tournament fees are $35 for E-1 to E-4, $40 for E-5 to E-9 and $45 for officers and DOD civilians. The price includes green and cart fees.

To sign up, contact Gunnery Sgt. Lawrence Torres at DSN 645-9306 or, or 2nd Lt. Sun at DSN 645-8786. All fees must be paid by April 1.

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