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Events Guide • November 2011 Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

Month of the Military Family Discounts 1st MSC Community Sports Festival Flea Market Christmas Edition Thanksgiving Day Lunch & Take-Out Meals Holiday Celebration Fantasy Land

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IN THIS ISSUE:

• The Latest at Fort Buchanan Military Family Discounts • Army Family Covenant in November 2011 Page 1 • Discovering Puerto Rico & Flea Market Holiday Edition Page 2 its Attractions Featured Book at the Library • Community Recreation Division The First Americans – The Story of Where They Came From • What are you reading? and Who They Became Page 3 New in the Post Library • Things to do... November 2011 Thanksgiving Voucher Events Calendar Program Page 6 • Sports, Fitness and Youth Turkey Fun Run Outdoor Recreation & CYSS Winter Camp Page 7 • Army Community Service Thanksgiving Day Lunch • Child, Youth & School Services and To Go Meals at the • On-post Entertainment Community Club Page 8 • Paid Advertising & Classifieds A World of Opportunities to reach the Military Market in the Island For Commercial Sponsorship and/or Paid Advertising

Call Ms. Mariana Urrutia at 787-707-3703, F. 787-707-3715 or e-mail: mariana.urrutia@us.army.mil

Directorate, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation • Director, Mr. Dallas J. Petersen DFMWR Admin. Officer • Ms. Liza Muñiz T- 787-707-3135 Business Operations Division • Chief: Mr. Jerome Hesby T- 787-707-3373, Bldg. 390, Suite 100 Community Recreation Division • Chief: Mr. Eric Hill • T- 787-707-3301 Bldg. 390, Suite 100 Child, Youth & School Services • Chief: Ms. Carmen Dieppa T-787-707-3399 / 3598 Bldg. 1147, Coconut Grove Army Community Service • Chief: Mr. Rafael Gilestra T- 787-707-3292 / 3709 / 3804 Bldg. 390, Suite 101 Marketing, Advertising & Commercial Sponsorship • Marketing Coordinator and Editor: Ms. Grace Meinhofer • T. 787-707-3719 Bldg. 136, Miles Loop Street

The Latest at Fort Buchanan Winners of the Miller Lite Enter-ToWin Contest to Milwaukee, WI were Migadalia Saez and Jaime Abreu, who participated in the contest at the Fort Buchanan Exchange Store. Prize included tickets to a MLB Game Brewers vs. Marlins and a VIP tour of the Miller Brewery.

Robert Alomar In-store Event On Saturday October 8th, 2011 Coors Light brought to the Exchange Class Six store, Roberto Alomar, the best second baseman from the Major League Baseball (MLB). Fans arrived early with baseball gears and pictures for him to sign making a line that reached the entrance of the store. Garrison Commander, COL John D. Cushman stopped by to welcome Roberto Alomar to Fort Buchanan. More than 200 autographs and 350 articles were signed to fans.

Photo above: Pedro González, from Miller Coors as he hands Ms. Migdalia Saez and Mr. Jaime Abreu their prizes. Photo above: Roberto Alomar with Garrison Commander, COL John D. Cushman

The US Army does not officially endorse sponsor. Choose a designated driver. Do not drink & drive.


Keeping the promise...

Army OneSource is now available to you on the go, no matter where you are, from a smartphone browser. We’ve launched a mobile version of Army OneSource optimized for mobile devices such as Android(tm) phone, iPhone(r), and iPad(tm). With increased mobile device usage across the user base, we think it’s particularly important to offer a great mobile experience. So we’ve built a mobile site, available now. Point your mobile browser to, www. myarmyonesource.com and you will be redirected to the mobile version of the Website. The AOS Mobile Site will support some of the features found on the Army OneSource (AOS) portal. The purpose is to provide Soldiers and Family Members with some AOS portal functionality through their mobile devices so they can find resources or perform some functions when they are not near a desktop computer. Now you can access the following functionality on the go from your smartphone web browser. • View Lines of Operations (LOOs) Pages • Read news and announcements • Use AFAP Issue Search

Army Family Covenant

• Access Money Matters • Find a CSC View the AOS Mobile Site LOO Pages and read news and announcements. Use the AFAP Issue Search to track the progress of AFAP Issues being addressed by Army leadership. Access Money Matters to Take the Military Saves Pledge and use tools and financial tips to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Enter your region in the Find a CSC tool to locate and/or contact your Community Support Coordinator (CSC). We are happy to announce the FREE mobile website. We encourage you to access Army OneSource and view the AOS Mobile Site today. It is easy, it is fast, and best of all it is FREE. We believe this effort represents a significant step forward in making Army One Source content and services available to the Army Family community in as many platforms as possible. If you have any questions, feedback or comments, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Ms. Shaunya Murrill, Chief, Outreach and Strategic Integration Division Family Programs Directorate IMCOM G9 Family and MWR Programs

Discovering Puerto Rico & Its Attractions

Arecibo Lighthouse Arecibo Lighthouse and Historical Park is a cultural theme park at Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It has an innovative and unique concept that includes among other things five cultural representations of the Puerto Rico’s history, which transports all visitors through historical and cultural events from the Spanish Conquest of 1493 to the 1898 when this lighthouse was built and the Spanish-American war occurred. In the restored lighthouse you will find original marine artifacts, and from the roof a breathtaking view of the Arecibo Town and the Atlantic Ocean. If are lucky, you might see a whale while in season.

Source: Arecibo Lighthouse.com

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Community Recreation Division November Special Fitness Classes Deogracia 50 minute Indoor Cycling

Tuesday, November 22nd, 11:30 am Sports and Fitness Center, Bldg. 167. Spare some calories before you enjoy your Thanksgiving feast!

You are invited to the

1st MSC Community Sports Festival

Saturday, November 19th Cabaña Picnic Area, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 5k Race starts at 4:30 pm. T-shirts and Goodie Bags for the first 450 to register. Catergories: Male & Female • Open • 1st MSC Uniformed Personnel • 1st MSC DA Civilians, MILTECH & Contractors

Activities:

• Clowns • Gotcha Paintball • Jumping Castle • Rock Climbing Wall • Obstacle Course • Dominoes & Tables • Water Slide • Horse Shoe Set • Mechanical Bull • Tug Of War Rope • Bumper cars 787-707-3182/3277

Fast Twich 80 minute Indoor Cycling Ride

Tuesday, November 29th, 4:30 pm Sports and Fitness Center, Bldg. 167. See if you can keep up! Reserve your space in group fitness classes in advance by calling 787-707-3767 Sponsored by: The US Army does not officially endorse sponsors. Choose a designated driver. Do not drink & drive.

Fantasy land Holiday Celebration

Mark your calendar! Friday, December 9th at the Community Club and Chardón Plaza Parking Lot from 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Enjoy Live Music, Inflatables, Food Kiosks and more.

A Call for Parade Floats

DFMWR staff is working on the 2011 Holiday Celebration to be held on Friday, December 9th. This year’s theme is Fort Buchanan at Fantasy Land. Prizes for the best three floats. To participate please call 787-707-5105 or e-mail: estrella.casanova@us.army.mil.

Army Ten Miler 2011 The Fort Buchanan Army Ten Miler Team participated on this race Sunday, October 9th, 2011 at the Pentagon, Washington, DC. Six runners composed the team that was registered in the Active Duty Mix Category. The Fort Buchanan team arrived in the 24th position out of 48 teams participating in this category. Over 30,000 runners and about 600 teams were registered in the race.

On October 6th Wear Pink Zumba Class was held at the Fitness Center to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Class was dedicated to Esther Joy, a breast cancer survivor and Fitness Center Member. (In the center of the photo

above)

The Fort Buchanan team runners with their time records were as follows:

E-7 Sammy Santiago-Ruiz

Unit: 1st MSC Time: 1:07:57

LTC Samuel Licorish

Unit: 1st MSC Time: 1:17:39

E-7 Francisco Bermúdez

Unit: 5th BN, ARCD Time: 1:23:53

E-7 Francisco Pumarejo

Unit: 5th BN, ARCD Time: 1:28:15

E-6 Saby Calo

Unit: 1st MSC Time: 1:30:18

SA Andre De Jesus Unit: CID Time: 1:35:01

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What are You Reading? Featured Book for Native American Heritage Month

The First Americans – The Story of Where They Came From and Who They Became Written by: Anthony Aveni

Who first settle in North America? When and how did they arrive? What were their cultures like? Who did they become over centuries? What can we learn from their lives? Anthony Aveni brings the adventure of this time to life by re-creating the tense atmosphere of a caribou hunt, the rowdiness of an Iroquois lacrosse game, and the mystery of the Night Way initiation ceremony. He describes the excitement of discovering clues to the past through the experiences of archaeologists, linguists, and biologists. This book is a celebration of the richness of Native American heritage! The Fort Buchanan Post Library celebrates Native American Heritage Month with a display of various reading materials available for check-out.

The NCO Journal

This magazine is published monthly and is filled with great stories and thoughtprovoking articles. Please stop by the Library and pick up a FREE copy.

New at the Library

Read the Book, See the Movie @ your Library

Each month, prior to the movie event, copies of the selected title will be available at your library. See the movie. Join us for the movie even if you haven’t read the book. For more information about Read the Book, See the Movie, visit or call the Library at (787) 707-3208.

A Good Year (PG-13)

on the estate, and knowledge of vineyards that far outstrips Max’s own, the plot begins its twists and turns into and out of truly wonderful complications and resolutions.

Customers’ first choice

Story Time

Tuesday, November 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm. Max Skinner is not exactly setting the London financial world on fire – and when his supervisor steals his biggest client, it’s definitely time to inspect the vineyard in Provence that his recently departed uncle left him. Heartily and happily distracted upon his arrival by the landscape, the weather, and the food – not to mention the gorgeous notaire handling the estate and the stunning owner of the local bistro – Max almost forgets about his inherited property. Which might have been a good idea, because the wine produced there is swill. But then why, Max has to wonder, is his caretaker so anxious to acquire the land? When a beautiful young woman from California arrives with what might be a legitimate claim

of new books and DVD selections, November 1st, 10:00 am

Computer Orientations

To assist customers in accessing public computers and reference resources, the Fort Buchanan Post Library offers computer orientations on different subjects. Our next orientation will be conducted Wednesdays, November 2nd and 16th at 10:00 am.

Library Coupon Club

Come and join us in learning how to save money on your grocery bill on Thursday, November 17th from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon. You will learn: where to find coupons, how to organize them, how to maximize your savings, and more!

Homework Helper

If you are an Elementary or Middle School student and would like some help with your homework, you should take advantage of the Library’s Homework Helper Program. This program runs every Tuesday during the school year from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm in the Children Section. Students receive assistance in all subjects on a first-come first-serve basis. Students must present a valid military ID or be accompanied by an adult who has a valid military ID. For details, visit or call the Post Library at (787) 707-3208.

Fort Buchanan Post Library offers a story hour along with crafts. Story Time will be on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm and the theme will be Thanksgiving. Children between the ages of 1 to 9 years old are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.

Kids

Create Your Own Book!

Fort Buchanan Post Library offers Books by You which inspires the love of reading and writing in children as they create and publish their own books.

DVD Releases • November 1st: • Your Highness • The Battle History Of the United States Military • The Warriors • Meet Monica Velour • Brides Maids • Open Season 2 • The Grace Card • Haunting of Molly Hartley • In The Blink of An Eye • Unanswered Prayers • Good Wife Season 2 • National Geographic Remembering 9/11 • Truth About Violence (The School Version) Documentary • Geography of The Caribbean (Documentary) • Hesher • Mutant Chronicles • Plant Life in Action (Documentary) • The Workout • American Flyer • Breaking The Press • Set Up • Joshua Bell • Tekken (Blu-ray) • White Irish Drinkers (Blu-Ray) • Madea’s Big Happy Family The Play (Blu-Ray) • Clash of Empires (Blu-Ray) • Jumping The Broom (Blu-Ray) • Thor (Blu-Ray 3


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•Month of Military Family: Bowling Center Special 1 pm – 5 pm , 787-707-2695 •Every Sunday: Family Bowling 787-707-2695

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•Month of Military Family: Golf Course Special after 12 pm, 787-707-3852

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•Every Monday: Oil Change for $8.00 at Automotive Skills Center 787-707-3972 •ACS: Adapting to the Military lifestyle Scrapbook class, 2 pm – 5 pm, Bldg. 390, 787-707-3682 •Every Monday and Thursday: Teen Bowling Special, 3 pm, 787-707-2695

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•Every Monday: Oil Change for $8.00 at Automotive Skills Center 787-707-3972 •Every Monday: Karate Lessons at Community Club & Conference Center, 4 pm – 6 pm 787-707-3787/3434 •Every Monday & Thursday: Teen Bowling Special, 3 pm 787-707-2695

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•Month of Military Family: FREE Zumba class [all ages] at the Fitness Center, 3 pm 787-707-3767 •Every Sunday: Family Bowling 787-707-2695

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•Month of Military Family: Water Spout Special $4.00 per person 787-707-3550

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•ACS: Adapting to the Military lifestyle Scrapbook Class Bldg. 390, 2 pm – 5 pm, 787-707-3682 •Oil Change for $8.00 at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972

•Every Monday & Wednesday: Tennis Lessons at FMWR Tennis Court, 3 pm – 4 pm, 787-707-3787/3434

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•Every Monday: Oil Change for $8.00 at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972 •Every Monday: Karate Lessons at Community Club & Conference Center, 4 pm – 6 pm 787-707-3787/3434 •Every Monday & Thursday: Teen Bowling Special, 3 pm 787-707-2695

•Homework Help at Library, 2:30 - 4 pm, 787-707-3208 •Customer’s 1st Choice Books & DVDs, Post Library, 10 am • SAC Vegigantes Mask Exhibition 1-30 Nov. SAC Bldg 1000 •Every Tuesday “Martedi Pasta Speciale” starts 4 pm at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 787-707-3535 •Every Tuesday & Thursday: BINGO Nights at Community Club 6 pm, 787-707-3535

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•Homework Help at Library, 2:30 - 4 pm, 787-707-3208 Every Tuesday: CQDT Class at the Fitness Center 10 am, 787-707-3767 •Every Tuesday Martedi Pasta Speciale starts 4 pm at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 787-707-3535

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•Homework Help at Library, 2:30 - 4 pm, 787-707-3208 •Every Tuesday “Martedi Pasta Speciale” starts 4 pm at Borinquen Lounge & Patio , 787-707-3535 •Every Tuesday & Thursday: BINGO Nights at Community Club 6 pm, 787-707-3535

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•Homework Help at Library, 2:30 - 4 pm, 787-707-3208 •CDC Family Luncheon Bldg. 1000, 11 am – 12 pm 787-707-3280

•Every Tuesday and Thursday: Piano / Guitar Lessons, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

•90 min Deograsia Cycling at Fitness Center, 11:30 pm, 787-707-3767

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•80 min Fast Cycling at Fitness Center 4:30 pm, 787-707-3767 •Every Tuesday: CQDT Class at the Fitness Center, 10 am, 787-707-3767 •Homework Help at Library, 2:30 pm - 4 pm, 787-707-3208 •Every Tuesday “Martedi Pasta Speciale” starts 4 pm at Borinquen Lounge & Patio , 787-707-3535 •Every Tuesday & Thursday: BINGO Nights at Community Club 6 pm, 787-707-3535

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•ACS: Financial Readiness Class: How to Financially Survive the Holidays 10 am – 11 pm, Bldg. 390, 787-707-3310 •Computer Orientations at Library 10 am, 787-707-3208 •Every Wednesday: Taco Fiesta at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 4 pm 787-707-3535

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•Effects of Deployment in Children Class at CDC/SAS, Bldg. 1000, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm •Every Wednesday: Kranking Class at Fitness Center, 6:30 am, 787-707-3767 •Wednesdays to Fridays: Lunch A Bowl at Bowling Center, 1 pm - 5 pm 787-707-2695

•Every Monday and Wednesday: Tennis Lessons at FMWR Tennis Court 3 pm – 4 pm, 787-707-3787/3434

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•Turkey Fun Run

at Pee Wee Track & Field (ages 4 – 18), Registration: 3 pm, race starts 4 pm, 787-707-3466

•Thanksgiving Story Time at Library, 3 pm, 787-707-3208

•Computer Orientations at Library, 10 am , 787-707-3208

•Every Wednesday: Taco Fiesta at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 4 pm 787-707-3535

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•4th Annual Turkey Bowl

at Maxie William Jr. Field, 10 am 787-707-3767

•Every Wednesday: Kranking Class at Fitness Center, 6:30 am, 787-707-3767 •Wednesdays to Fridays: Lunch A Bowl at Bowling Center, 1 pm - 5 pm, 787-707-2695

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•Wednesdays to Fridays: Lunch A Bowl at Bowling Center, 1 pm - 5 pm, 787-707-2695

•Every Monday and Wednesday: Tennis Lessons at FMWR Tennis Court, 3 pm – 4 pm, 787-707-3787/3434

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•Tire Mounting 50% off at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972 •Every Monday & Thursday: Teen Bowling Special, 3 pm 787-707-2695

•Teen Center’s Extended Hours 6 pm – 10 pm, 787-707-3826

•Every Thursday: BBQ at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 4 pm , 787-707-3535

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•Tire Balancing 50% off at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972

•Teen Center’s Extended Hours 6 pm – 10 pm, 787-707-3826

•Every Tuesday & Thursday: BINGO Nights at Community Club, 6 pm 787-707-3535

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•Month of the Military Family: Family Stress Anger Management Class, CDC/SAS Bldg. 1000, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm •SAS Citizenship Project “Visit a Shelter”, CDC/SAS Bldg. 1000, 10 am •Teen Center’s Extended Hours 6 pm – 10 pm, 787-707-3826

•Every Friday: Steak Night, Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 4 pm, 787-707-3535 787-707-3535

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Veteran’s Day Holiday •Read the Book, See the Movie A Good Year at Library

5:30 pm , 787-707-3208

•Every Thursday: BBQ at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 4 pm , 787-707-3535

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•Auto Lift 50% off at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972 •SAC Celebrating Our Roots Bldg. 152, 4 pm – 5:30 pm

•Library Coupon Club @ Library 11 am – 12 noon, 787-707-3208 •Teen Center’s Extended Hours Sadie Haukins Night 6 pm – 10 pm, 787-707-3826

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Thanksgiving Day Holiday

•Thanksgiving Day Lunch at Community Club & Conference Center, 11 am – 3 pm 787-707-3535 Thanksgiving Meal Orders for Pick-up at the Club. Call 787-707-3535

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•Diagnostic Test 50% off at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972

•Every Monday and Thursday: Teen Bowling Special, 3 pm 787-707-2695

•Teen Center’s Extended Hours 6 pm – 10 pm, 787-707-3826

•Every Thursday: BBQ at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 4 pm , 787-707-3535

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•End of The Month Golf Tournament 787-707-3852

•“What does Fort Buchanan mean to you?” Video Making Award Ceremony at Teen Center, 3:30 pm, 787-707-3826 •SAC vs. MSP Soccer Game, 4 pm •Teen Center’s Extended Hours 6 pm – 10 pm, 787-707-3826

•Every Thursday & Friday: 660 Burger Community Club & Conf. Center, 4 pm 787-707-3535

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•Every Thursday & Friday: 660 Burger at Community Club & Conference Center, 4 pm, 787-707-3535 •Every Friday: Steak Night at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 4 pm, 787-707-3535

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•Teen Center’s Extended Hours, 6 pm – 10 pm 787-707-3826 •Every Friday: Steak Night at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 4 pm, 787-707-3535 787-707-3535

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at Community Club 9 pm – 2 am, 787-707-5105

•Every Saturday @ Fitness Center: Dance Step Aerobics, 9 am Spinning Class, 10:30 am 787-707-3767 •Basketball Closing Event at Cabaña Picnic Area, 8:30 am

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•Every Saturday @ Fitness Center: Dance Step Aerobics, 9 am Spinning Class, 10:30 am 787-707-3767

•Every Saturday: SKIES Tennis Lessons 10 am – 11 am 787-707-3787/3434

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•FLEA MARKET Exchange parking 8:00 am, 787-707-5105

•1st MSC Sports Festival, Cabaña Picnic Area, 10 am, 787-707-3182

•Every Saturday @ Fitness Center: Dance Step Aerobics, 9 am Spinning Class, 10:30 am 787-707-3767 •YS Soccer Opening at AMS 8:30 am 787-707-3466

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•Every Saturday @ Fitness Center: Dance Step Aerobics, 9 am Spinning Class, 10:30 am 787-707-3767

•Every Saturday: SKIES Tennis Lessons 10 am – 11 am 787-707-3787/3434

DEC 3 •Every Saturday @ Fitness Center: Dance Step Aerobics, 9 am Spinning Class, 10:30 am 787-707-3767

WEEKLY EVENTS: • Mondays- Spinning Lessons, 6:30 pm at Fitness Center • Monday, Wednesday & Friday- Out of the Box, 9:00 am at Fitness Center • Monday thru Thursday- Spinning Lessons, 5:30 am / 12:00 pm / 4:30 pm at Fitness Center • Monday thru Friday- Lunch Buffet , 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Community Club & Conference Center • Monday & Thursday – Teen Bowling Special, 3:00 pm at Bowling Center / Zumba, 5:30 pm at Fitness Center • Tuesdays- Close Quarter Defense Tactics, 10:00 am at Fitness Center / Martedi Pasta Speciale, 4:00 pm at Borinquen Lounge & Patio / Tone & Kranking, 5:30 pm at Fitness Center • Tuesdays & Thursdays- Spinning, 5:30 am / 12:00 pm / 4:30 pm at Fitness Center / BINGO 6:00 pm at the Community Club & Conference Center • Wednesdays- Kranking, 6:30 am at Fitness Center / Malanga’s Evening on Par 3 at Golf Course Complex / SKIES Unlimited: Tennis Lessons, 3:00 pm / 4:00 pm, Piano & Guitar Lessons, 2:30 pm at Community Club / Taco Fiesta, 4:00 pm at Borinquen Loung & Patio • Thursdays- BBQ, 4:00 pm, at the Community Club & Conference Center • Wednesdays thru Fridays - Lunch-A-Bowl, 11:00 am at Bowling Center / BBQ at the Patio, 4:00 pm at Community Club • Fridays- Steak & Karaoke Night, 7:00 pm at the Borinquen Lounge & Patio / Spinning, 5:30 pm at Fitness Center • Saturday - SKIES Unlimited Tennis Lessons, 10:00 am / 11:00 am. Calendar subject to change. For updated version visit www.buchananmwr.com


Army Community Service The Army’s Official web site for military Families:

www.myarmyonesource.com

Financial Readiness Program Class: How to Financially Survive the Holidays Wednesday, October 5th Class will be held at ACS, Bldg. 390, Suite 101, Crane Loop Street, 10:00 am - 11:30 am. Spaces are limited; to attend make a reservation by calling Financial Readiness Program at 787-707-3310 or by email: arlene. romero@us.army.mil

Thanksgiving Food Voucher Program Once again, Army Community Service (ACS) will sponsor the Thanksgiving Voucher Program. The program will issue to eligible Active Duty Soldiers (Title 10) and Family members a food voucher to purchase items at the Commissary for Thanksgiving dinner. This program in intended to supplement the Thanksgiving dinner for eligible Soldiers and their Family members. There is no rank restriction, each nomination will be considered on an individual basis. To be eligible for a Thanksgiving voucher, the following criteria must be met: a. The Soldier must be Active Duty b. The Soldier must be experiencing financial hardship c. The Soldier must be nominated by his/her Commanding Officer or First Sergeant d. A nomination memorandum must be completed and signed by the Commanding Officer or First Sergeant For additional information please call the Financial Readiness Program at 787 -707-3310 or email: arlene.romero@us.army.mil

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Family Advocacy Program Classes Month of the Military Family Information Booth Tuesday, November 1st at ACS, Bldg. 390, Suite 101 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Dealing with Family Conflicts and Stress Thursday, November 3rd, SAC Bldg. 1000 at 4:30 pm New Parent Support Morning Playgroup Tuesdays, November 8th and 22nd, Bldg. 1140 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am Effects of Deployment in Young Children Thursday, November 10th at CYSS/SAC, Bldg. 1000 at 4:30 pm Family Meeting Workshop Tuesday, November 15th at Bldg. 507 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Family Stress and Anger Management November 17th and 30th at Bldg. 507 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Living in the Military Tuesday, November 29th at Bldg. 507 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm For schedule and information of FAP classes please call FAP Educator at 787-707-3698 or via e-mail: carmen.t.rivera1@us.army.mil For the Sexual Assault and Response Program (SARP), Victim Advocate Services, Transitional Compensation (TC) Program, and Family Advocacy Program related information please call Ms. Wilda Díaz, FAP Manager & SARC at 787-707-3709 or via e-mail: wilda.diaz@us.army.mil

Relocation Readiness Classes for November Adapting to the Military Lifestyle Scrapbooking Class Mondays, November 7th and 21st at Bldg. 390, Suite 101 (1st floor) from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Use your creativity and learn scrapbooking techniques to present and preserve you favorite photos. For more information please call Ms. Adria Lucca, Relocation Readiness, AFTB and AFTB Program Manager at 787-707-3682.

Become a Blood Donor:

Let’s Change Lives Together

A Guide for First-Time Blood Donors What are the Basic Eligibility Requirements? Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. What Can You Expect? Come Prepared. Make sure you’ve had a light meal and plenty to drink. Bring your photo ID and the names of medications you are taking. Registration. Our staff and volunteers will sign you in and go over basic eligibility and donation information. Brief health history. You will be asked to fill out a brief health history questionnaire so that we can better determine your eligibility to give on the day you come to donate. This process is private and confidential. We will check your temperature, pulse, blood pressure and measure the number of red blood cells present in a sample of blood. Donation. The actual donation takes about 6-8 minutes, during which you will be seated comfortably. The process is safe and sterile. Red Cross staff and volunteers will be available if you have any questions or concerns. Refreshments. After donating, we will provide you with free snacks and refreshments and a place to rest and relax for about 15 minutes.


Child, Youth & School Services

Healthy habits

Parents making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be as simple as using these ten tips. Use the ideas in this list to balance your calories, to choose foods to eat more often, and to cut back on foods to eat less often. 1. Balance calories- Find out how many calories you need for a day as a first step in managing your weight. Go to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov, to find your calorie level. Being physically active also helps you balance calories. 2. Enjoy your food, but eat lessTake the time to fully enjoy your food as you eat it. Eating too fast or when your attention is elsewhere may lead to eating too many calories. Pay attention to hunger and fullness cues before, during, and after meals. Use them to recognize when to eat and when you’ve had enough. 3. Avoid oversized portions- Use a smaller plate, bowl, and glass. Portion out foods before you eat. When eating out, choose a smaller size option, share a dish, or take home part of your meal. 4. Foods to eat more oftenEat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or 1% milk and dairy products. These foods have the nutrients you need for health, including potassium, calcium, vitamin D, and fiber. Make them the basis for meals and snacks. 5. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables- Choose red, orange, and dark-green vegetables like tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and

broccoli, along with other vegetables for your meals. Add fruit to meals as part of main or side dishes or as dessert. 6. Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk- They have the same amount of calcium and other essential nutrients as whole milk, but fewer calories and less saturated fat. 7. Make half your grains whole grains- To eat more whole grains, substitute a whole-grain product for a refined product—such as eating whole-wheat bread instead of white bread or brown rice instead of white rice. 8. Foods to eat less often- Cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt. They include cakes, cookies, ice cream, candies, sweetened drinks, pizza, and fatty meats like ribs, sausages, bacon, and hot dogs. Use these foods as occasional treats, not every day foods. 9. Compare sodium in foods- Use the Nutrition Facts label to choose lower sodium versions of foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals. Select canned foods labeled “low sodium,” ”reduced sodium,” or “no salt added.” 10. Drink water instead of sugary drinks- Cut calories by drinking water or unsweetened beverages. Soda, energy drinks, and sports drinks are a major source of added sugar and calories in American diets. USDA Center for Nutrition, for more information: www.ChooseMyPlate.gov Provided by: Irma Arlene Muñoz CYSS Sports & Fitness Specialist

SAC Vejigantes Mask Exhibition November 1st through 30th at SAC, Bldg 1000

Celebrate Winter Break among your friends. Open to CYSS registered members from December 19 to January 6 at SAC, Bldg 1000, 6:00 am- 6:00 pm. Fees based on household Family income as follows: Category Household Income

Weekly

CAT I $0-$29,400 $ 40.00 CAT II $29,401-$35,700 $ 52.00 CAT III $35,701-$46,200 $ 64.00 CAT IV $46,201-$57,750 $ 77.00 CAT V $57,751-$73,500 $ 89.00 CAT VI $73,501-$85,000 $100.00 CAT VII $85,001-$100,000 $105.00 CAT VIII $100,001-$125,000 $107.00 CAT IX $125,001 plus $110.00 Call 787-707-3787 for more details.

Happenings at MST during November Teen Center continues with the Extended Hours Program. We have many special events planned for this month including a Shopping trip to Plaza Las Americas and our acclaimed Sushi Night where we all learn and practice the art of making sushi. Also Star Gazing with Mr. Greg Garcia from the PR Astronomical Society. We also will have Mr. Wilfredo Vázquez, black belt in Jujitsu who practices MMA. He will demonstrate self defense techniques and talk about leadership and taking a stand against bullying. An important program in the Teen Center is Assisted Homework, Monday thru Wednesday, 6:00 pm -8:00 pm. Our prepared staff are available to assist teens in homework, projects and SAT reviews. Don’t forget the Middle School Program and all it has to offer. We have the Power Hour program, where they can do their homework and special projects. Also clubs part of BGCA and 4-H such as Cooking Club, Technology Club, Passport to Manhood, Promise Passport and others are also part of the offerings.

SAC Celebrating Our Roots

November 17th, 4:00 pm, Bldg 1000

CDC Family Luncheon

November 22nd, 11:00 am-12:00 pm at CDC Bldg 1000 CDC staff invites parents to join the children as they share a traditional thanksgiving meal. Parents must RSVP in their child’s classroom no later than November 15th.

Winter Camp

SAC vs MSP Soccer Game

November 18th, 4:00 pm

Stop by our programs and explore the benefits of all the experiences we have to offer. Registration is easy. For more information call 787-707-3783 and 787-707-3826. 7


ENTERTAINMENT

Thanksgiving Orders to Go Make your orders for Thanksgiving Day now! Your family can enjoy deliciously baked Turkeys without going through all the work involved in food preparations. Call the Community Club & Conference Center at 787-707-3535 for information and orders. Menu options are as follows:

Month End Madness Golf Tournament Fort Buchanan hosts the Month End Madness Golf Tournament each month. Tournament format varies from individual medal play to three person scrambles. Last tournament was sponsored by Corona Extra, a total of 26 players participated in the Two Person Blind Draw Tournament. The winning gross team was Victor Echevarría and Juan Colón.

For 4 - 6 people:

$45.00 Turkey 14 - 16 lbs. Rice & Pigeon Peas Bread Rolls One complement : Sweet Potato, Elbow Salad, Stuffing, Potato Salad One dessert: Cherry Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Peacan Pie, Apple Pie

November’s Month End Madness Golf Tournament will be combined with the Annual Turkey Shoot Tournament on Friday November 18th. The format is planned for a Two Person Scramble with an entry fee of $35.00 for members and $45.00 for non-members. Fee includes golf, car rental, prizes, beverages, and food. Field is limited to the first 56 paid entries. Prizes will be turkeys and more! For more information please contact the Golf Course Pro Shop at 787-707-3980 or stop by the Golf Course Complex.

For 8 - 10 people:

$85.00 Turkey 18 - 20 lbs. Rice & Pigeon Peas Bread Rolls One complement: Sweet Potato with Marshmallows on top, Elbow Salad, Stuffing, Potato Salad Two desserts: Cherrie Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Apple Pie

Community Club hosts Operation Rising Star with Local Talent

1st Place Lindsay Roman

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Operation Rising Star’s first audition took place on September 23rd at the Community Club & Conference Center. A total of 38 US Army Military bases around the world participated. This year the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) sponsored the event. Two rounds were held; eight contestants participated in the first round a capella. Participants were: • Vivian López, sponsored by her husband MSGT Hector Garcia from unit 156 AW PRANG. • Yaiza Torres, housewife sponsored by her husband CPT Pedro Parra from unit 475th EN Co • Abraham Rodríguez, SSF from unit R & R Bn • Rita de la Cruz, SPC sponsored by her husband 2LT Roberto González from unit HHC 1st Armor Brigade, First Calvary Division • Lyndsay Roman, sponsored by her husband SFC Kelvin Diaz from 1-114th Aviation unit from PRNG

• Vivian García, student of Interamerican University, sponsored by her father, MSGT Hector Garcia from unit 156 AW PRANG • Iván Alvira, Military Police from 2nd BN 348 REG 158 • Mariela Marrero, teacher sponsored by her husband SPC Frank Rosado from 326 Engineer BN unit deployed at Iraq Six contestants moved up to the final on September 30th and winners were: 1st Place Lindsay Roman, singing Lord you are holly 2nd Place Vivian Garcia, singing It’s all coming back 3rd Place Rita de la Cruz, singing Te doy mil gracias Spirit Award went to FRG AVN who supported our first finalist. Winners were given cash prizes and our first place finalist moved up to the finals.


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