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Events Magazine FEBRUARY 2012

Fort Buchanan Puerto Rico




DFMWR Events magazine

INSIDE EVERY ISSUE: • What’s Hot in Our Programs

In This Issue: Gold Star Lapel

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• Army Family Covenant • Community Recreation Division

• What are you reading? New in the Post Library Page 2 • Things to do...February 2012 Featured Book at the Library Page 3 Event’s Calendar No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in • Sports, Fitness and Washington, By: Condoleezza Rice Outdoor Recreation February 2012 Event’s Calendar Page 4 • Army Community Service BOSS Cupid Balloon Deliveries

Scholarships For Military Children Program 2012 Page 7

• Child, Youth & School Services

St. Valentine’s Dinner

• DFMWR Events & Classifieds

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• On-post Entertainment

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:

What’s Hot in Our Programs

Fort Buchanan’s CYSS program was featured in the IMCOM Atlantic Region CYS Services newsletter as an example of Best Practice for the signage system implemented in our installation. Thanks to all the team members involved in this project!

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

DFMWR Team member Highlight Fort Buchanan Child, Youth School Services welcomes Ms. María Colón as our new staff nurse. She comes to us with vast experience in the healthcare industry. Her prior employment history includes Staff Nurse at San Jorge Children’s Hospital; Charge Nurse, Renal Treatment Unit, A u x i l i o M u t u o Hospital and Administrative Manager at LIFELINK. She most recently served as Nurse Manager for several healthcare units at Auxilio Mutuo Hospital. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Sacred Heart University in San Juan, and is currently working on an MBA in Human Resources Management at the University of Phoenix in Guaynabo. María is married to Lieutenant Colonel Zane Lance and they currently reside in Las Colinas housing area with their son Taylor. By Ms. Carmen Dieppa, CYSS Chief

February 2012 • Dfmwr Events Magazine

Keeping the promise...

Army Family Covenant

HUAH! for Army Ten Miler Coach A plaque was presented to SFC Daniel García by Mr. Dallas J. Petersen, Director DFMWR and Mr. Eric Hill, CRD Chief for his outstanding work as Fort Buchanan’s Army Ten Miler Team coach. The award presentation was held at DFMWR on January 17th, 2012.

Gold Star Lapel Button

Photo above: Mr. Dallas Petersen and SFC Daniel García

SFC Garcia used to work for CBWTU and was Fort Buchanan’s Army Ten Miler Team coach and runner from 2008 to 2011. As a volunteer he trained the runners to represent Fort Buchanan in this race at the Pentagon, Washington, DC. He also helped the Sports & Fitness Manager coordinate try-outs, runner’s registrations and the selection of team members. Fort Buchanan has had a team participating in the Army Ten Miler since 2000, the year USARSO came to Fort Buchanan. DFMWR wishes him the best on his new assignment, and thanks him for a job well done!

If you have a family member who lost their life while in combat you may be entitled to the Gold Star Lapel Button. Public Law 534 - 89th Congress, directs the design and distribution of a lapel button, known as the “Gold Star Lapel Button,” to identify widows, parents and next of kin of members of the Armed Forces of the United States who lost their lives: 1. During World War I, April 6, 1917 to March 3, 1921 2. During World War II, September 8, 1939 to July 25, 1947 3. During any subsequent period of armed hostilities in which the United States was engaged before July 1, 1958 (United Nations action in Korea, June 27, 1950 to July 27, 1954) 4. After June 30, 1958 *while engaged in action against an enemy of the United States *while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force *while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict

in which the United States is not a belligerent party against an opposing armed force.

The law provides that one Gold Star Lapel Button will be furnished, without cost, to the widow and to each of the parents and the next of kin. The term “widow” includes widower; the term “parents” includes mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, mother through adoption, father through adoption, and foster parents who stood in loco parentis; the term “next of kin” includes only children, brothers, sisters, half brothers, and half sisters; and the term “children” includes stepchildren and children through adoption. The law further provides that not more than one Gold Star Lapel Button may be furnished to any one individual except that, when a Gold Star Lapel Button furnished under this section has been lost, destroyed, or rendered unfit for use without fault or neglect on the part of the person to whom it was furnished, the button may be replaced upon application and payment of an amount sufficient to cover the cost of manufacture and distribution. For the Gold Star Lapel Button application Provided by: Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) Fort Buchanan

Military Saves Week

retirement, respectively.

The Department of Defense has designated February 19-26, 2012 as Military Saves Week. This is part of the DoD Financial Readiness campaign, and the purpose is to encourage Soldiers and their Families to establish positive fiscal management habits through savings and financial planning. It is also a part of a larger America Saves national campaign conducted by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). This national campaign involves more than 1,000 non-profit, government, and corporate groups encouraging individuals and Families to build personal wealth. Military Saves strategies include “The Saver Pledge,” a commitment to exercise good financial habits and encourage other Americans to do the same. Savers who enroll online receive electronic newsletters and e-Wealth Coach advice. Military Saves also invites DOD credit unions and military banks to aggressively promote auto-

We will offer classes and workshops on saving and investing, basic money management, wise use of credit, retirement planning and many other financial topics. Defense credit unions and military banks will offer incentives and special products to help military single Soldiers and Families boost their savings and diminish their debt. Military Saves is a command initiative in which leadership can work to create a culture that encourages savings and financial readiness. Changing our financial culture is a formidable task and requires everyone to take personal responsibility for adopting a “Military Saver” lifestyle. Every commander and civilian director is encouraged to sponsor a Saver Drive during Military Saves Week and promote financial readiness throughout the Military Saves campaign year. For more information about Military Saves Week, visit 1

matic deposits to savings accounts, and asks military and private organizations to promote saving and debt reduction to members, employees, and customers. Military Saves has also transitioned to a year-round campaign in order to effectively direct attention to and influence the savings behavior of our Service members and Families throughout the year. Each quarter of the year will have a different focus: the first quarter theme is “Save and Invest”, the second quarter will spotlight military youth, and the third and fourth quarters will focus on debt reduction and

Community Recreation Division

DJ Barón López is Back!

One of the most popular and respected DJ’s and remix experts will be hosting our upcoming Oldies Night. He will be spinning music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s on Saturday, February 11th at the Community Club & Conference Center Fort Buchanan. Doors open at 9:00 am, get your ticket today by calling 787-707-5105.

St Patrick’s 10 k Race

Fitness Center Classes in February 2012 Out of The Box Extreme Friday, February 10th, 2012, 9:00 am. A 90 minute Out of the Box Blass.

Ride of Love Tuesday, February 14th, 2012, 11:30 am, a 90 minute indoor cycling challenge.

Fitness Blast

February 16th, 2012, 4:30 pm, 80 minutes of Kranking and floor exercises. All classes are held at the Sports & Fitness Center, for details or to sign-up please call 787-707-3767.


Coming up on Saturday, March 17th, 4:30 pm in front of the Fitness Center. T-Shirts for the first 84 runners to register! Awards for the top three per category. Categories are: Male: 15 - 18, 19 - 26, 27 - 35, 36 45, 46 - 54, 55 - 63, 64 and over Female: 15 - 24, 25 - 34, 35 - 44, 45 - 54, 55 - 64, 65 and over FREE for Military and DoD Civilians that work at Fort Buchanan • $5.00: DoD, Retirees, USCG, Federal Employees and Military that are not Tenants at Fort Buchanan • $8.00: Others • $5.00 late registration fee on the day of race For information call 787-707-3277

The Water Spout Aquatic Park Swimming Lessons for Children (Children ages 4 yrs. and older) $50.00 per eight, 30 minute lessons Tues., Wed. and Thurs. from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm or from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Dates: • February 1st -16th, 2012 • February 28th - March 14th

Water Aerobics Lessons

$30.00 per eight, one hour lessons Tues. and Thurs. 6:00 pm -7:00 pm Dates: • February 2nd - 28th, 2012 • March 1st - 27th

Lap swimming

Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm during the months of January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December For more information call: 707-707-3550 / 3211

Outdoor Recreation Classes: Scuba Advanced Course to Crash Boat, Aguadilla Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, 12th from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Cost $135.00

(Equipment not included; is available for rent at Outdoor Recreation)

Must pre register by calling 787-707-3734

Bike Ride at Isabela’s Beach Coast

Experience the beauty of the coastline at the nine miles bicycle ride by Isabela’s beach on Saturday, February 18th. Cost: $20.00 per person, includes transportation. Departing from Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 67, 8:00 am. Sign-up by calling 787-707-3734.

February 2012 • Dfmwr Events Magazine

Featured Book for National Black History Month

No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington Written by: Condoleezza Rice From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes bitter enemies, forging agreement on divisive issues, and compiling a remarkable record of achievement. A native of Birmingham, Alabama who overcame the racism of the Civil Rights era to become a brilliant academic and expert on foreign affairs, Rice distinguished herself as an advisor to George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign. Once Bush was elected, she served as his chief adviser on nationalsecurity issues – a job whose duties included harmonizing the relationship between the Secretaries of State and Defense. It was a role that deepened her bond with the President and ultimately made her one of his closest confidantes.

What Are You Reading? New at the Library With the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Rice found herself at the center of the Administration’s intense efforts to keep America safe. Here, Rice describes the events of that harrowing day – and the tumultuous days after. No day was ever the same. Additionally, Rice also reveals new details of the debates that led to the war in Afghanistan and then Iraq. The eyes of the nation were once again focused on Rice in 2004 when she appeared before the 9-11 Commission to answer tough questions regarding the country’s preparedness for – and immediate response to – the 9-11 attacks. Her responses, it was generally conceded, would shape the nation’s perception of the Administration’s competence during the crisis. Rice conveys just how pressurefilled that appearance was and her surprised gratitude when, in succeeding days, she was broadly saluted for her grace and forthrightness. In 2005 Rice was entrusted with even more responsibility when she was charged with helping to shape and carry forward the President’s foreign policy as Secretary of State. As such, she proved herself a deft crafter of tactics and negotiation aimed to contain or reduce the threat posed by America’s enemies. Here, she reveals the behind-the-scenes maneuvers that kept the world’s relationships with Iran, North Korea and Libya from collapsing into chaos. She also talks about her role as a crisis manager, showing that at any hour -- and at a moment’s notice -- she was willing to bring all parties to the bargaining table anywhere in the world. No Higher Honor takes the reader into secret negotiating rooms where the fates of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Lebanon often hung in the balance, and it draws back the curtain on how frighteningly close all-out war loomed in clashes involving Pakistan-India and Russia-Georgia, and in East Africa.

DVD Releases • February

•The Exorcist Complete Anthology(Horror) • Discoveries…Asia, Japan (Documentary) • Mortal Kombat (Action)/Blu-ray • Scream 4 (Thriller)/Blu-ray • Safety Smart Science-Fire (Documentary) • The Smurfs (Adventure) • Bill Nye The Science Guy-The Planets (Documentary) • Bratz Kids Fairy Tales (Animation) • Bratz Super Babyz (Animation) • Bratz Genie magic (Animation • Friends with Benefits (Comedy) • Grey’s Anatomy Complete Second Season Uncut (TV Series) • Army Wives Complete Fifth Season (TV Series) • Archives of War Vol.1 (Documentary) • Archives of War Vol.2 (Documentary) • Gabriel Iglesias Stand Up Revolution (Comedy) • Stand And Deliver (Drama) • Dirty Harry (Action) • Medea (Drama) • Arlington Road (Drama) • My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend (Romance) • Cast Away (Drama) • The Burrowers (Horror) • Armed and Deadly (Action)

Story Time

Fort Buchanan Post Library offers an hour long storytelling with crafts. Story time will be on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 3:00 pm and the theme will be President’s Day. Children between the ages of one to nine years old are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.


The Army General Library Information System (GLIS), managed by the Army’s Family and MWR Command (FMWRC), provides web-based library services to family members and deployed Soldiers. Under GLIS, the Army MWR libraries become a true library system with common levels of service at each installation. GLIS is not only a catalog of materials available within the libraries, but also links to more than 13,000 full text magazines, ebooks, college guides, and career information resources. These resources include practice tests for college entrance exams, practice tests for entrance into the armed services, automotive repair manuals, and products geared to school curriculums. Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) recently funded many of these web-based products to augment content and promulgate enterprise-wide purchasing across the Services. Soldiers and Families can easily access these resources through Army Knowledge Online, Army OneSource, and Military OneSource. Recently FMWRC migrated more than two million records for sixty-six libraries from the Horizon Software hosted at Fort Belvoir to Millennium Software hosted at Fort Carson. The new GLIS software empowers users to write reviews, rate books, request titles, and renew materials. Registered GLIS users are able to search their library’s catalog, view their account, search across many data sources for information, ask a librarian for help locating information, download audio books to iPods and MP3 Players, and read magazines and ebooks online. The GLIS catalog also includes enhanced library catalog information to include images of book covers, book reviews, table of contents, and bestseller lists. With GLIS, deployed Soldiers have many of the same library and information services they would have through their installation library. Stop by the Post library for more exiting details. For details, visit or call the Post Library at (787) 707-3208. 3

Super Bowl Party at the Community Club starting at 5:00 pm 787-707-3535


•Every Monday: Oil Change for $8.00 at Automotive Skills Center 787-707-3972 Every Monday and Thursday: Teen Bowling Special, 3 pm, 787-707-2695 Every Monday: SKIES Karate Lessons, 4 pm 787-707-3541 Zumba Lessons, 3 pm, 787-707-3787 Kindertots, 9:30 am, 787-707-3787

The Community Club Lunch Buffet is now open Tuesdays thru Fridays


President’s Softball Tournament @ Cabaña Softball Field, 787-707-3277

Scuba Advanced Open Water Course to Crash Boat Aguadilla, 8 am, 787-707-3734


Every Sunday: Family Bowling 787-707-2695


Every Sunday: Family Bowling 787-707-2695

Visit us at:


•Every Monday: Oil Change for $8.00 at Automotive Skills Center 787-707-3972 Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays: Out of the Box, 9:00 am @ Fitness Center, 787-707-3767 Every Monday and Thursday: Teen Bowling Special @ 3 pm, 787-707-2695 Spinning Class, 6:30 pm Fitness Center, 787-707-3767

20 President’s Day Holiday


Basic Indoor Cycling Seminar, 4:30 pm @ Fitness Center, 787-707-3767

Every Monday: Oil Change for $8.00 at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972 Every Monday: SKIES Karate Lessons, 4 pm 787-707-3541 Zumba Lessons, 3 pm, 787-707-3787 Kindertots, 9:30 am, 787-707-3787





ACS New Parents Support Morning Playgroup, 9 am - 11 am, Bldg. 1140, 787-707-3698

Lunch Buffet at the Club from 11 am to 1 pm , Tuesdays thru Fridays, 787-707-3535

Every Tuesday and Thursday Bingo at the Club, 6 pm, 787-707-3535 Every Tuesday & Thursday Water Aerobics @ Water Spout, 6 pm, 787-707-3550


VALENTINE’s DAY •Homework Help

Cupid at Library, 2:30 - 4BOSS pm, 787-707-3208 Balloon Delivery,

•Every Tuesday &7:30 Thursday: am-4 pm, BINGO Nights at Community Club 787-707-3767 6 pm, 787-707-3535

Dinner Buffet @ Comm. Club,

6:00 pm - 11:30 pm, 787-707-3535

FAP Healthy Family Relationships Class from 10 am, Bldg. 507, 78 7-707-3698 Ride Of Love Class, 11:30 am @

Fitness Center Bldg. 167, 787-707-3767


•Homework Help Parent Support Morning atNew Library, 2:30 - 4 pm, 787-707-3208 Playgroup, 9 am – 11 am Bldg. 1140, 787-707-3698 •Every Tuesday and Thursday: Piano / Guitar Lessons, Every Tuesday & Thursdays 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm SKIES Piano / Guitar Lessons •90 min Cycling at Fitness 2:30 pmDeograsia 787-707-3541 Center, 11:30 pm, 787-707-3767 Every Tues & Thurs Water Aerobics @ Water Spout 6 pm, 787-707-3550


YS Baseball Registration begins 787-707-3466 Every Wednesday: Out of The Box 9 am, Fitness Center, 787- 707- 3767 Customer’s first choice of new books & DVD’s @ 10 am, 787-707-3208 The Art of Budgeting Class, ACS Bldg. 390, 10 am, 787-707- 3310 Kids Swimming Lessons, Feb 1 - 16 4 yrs +, Tues, Wed and Thurs 4 pm /5 pm, 787-707-3550


ACS Saving & Investing Class,

Bldg. 390, 10 am, 787-707-3698 ACS Scrapbooking Class Bldg, 1144, 3 pm, 787-707-3682

FAP Prevent Teen Dating Violence, Bldg. 1142, 3:30 pm, 787-707-3698 FAP Stress Management for Kids 8::30 am, 1st & 2nd grades/ 9:15 am, 3rd & 4th grades@ DDESS Elementary School, 787-707-3698 Every Monday and Wednesday: SKIES Piano, Guitar &Tennis Lessons, 3 pm – 4 pm / 4 pm - 5 pm, 787-707-3541


Computer Orientations , Post Library, 10:00 am, 787-707-3208 Lap Swimming Every Tue thru Thurs 11am , Water Spout 787-707-3550 Wednesdays thru Fridays: Lunch A Bowl, 11:00 am @ Bowling Center Story Time, Post Library @ 3 pm 787-707-3208 Every Wednesday: Power Kranking Class, Fitness Center, 6:30 pm 787-707-3767


Every Wednesday Power Kranking Class •Every Wednesday: Class at at Fitness Center, 6:30 Kranking am, 787-707-3767 Fitness Center, am, Bldg. 787-707-3767 ACS AFTB Level6:30 1 Class 1144, 8 am 787-707-3682 •Wednesdays to Fridays: Lunch A Bowl at Bowling Center, ACS Scrapbooking Class Bldg, 1144, 13 pm 5 pm, 787-707-2695 pm -787-707-3682

Every Wednesday: SKIES Piano Lessons at the Club 3 pm , 787-707-3541


Tire Mounting 50% off at Automotive Skills Center 787-707-3972 Every Thursday:Zumba 5:30 pm, Fitness Center, 787-707-3767 Every Tues & Thurs Water Aerobics @ Water Spout 6 pm 787-707-3550 Teen Center’s Extended Hours. Bldg. 519, “Hang The Man Night”, 6 pm – 10 pm, 787-707-3826


•Auto Lift 50% off at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972 Teen Center’s Extended Hours. Bldg. 519, 5:30pm – 10 pm “Karaoke Night”, 787-707-3826 Every Thursday: BBQ at the Patio Borinquen Lounge, 4 pm, 787-707-3535

Every Tuesday and Thursday Bingo at the Club, 6 pm, 787-707-3535


•Diagnotic Test 50% off at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972 FAP Prevention of Domestic Violence Class, Bldg. 507 from 10 am – 12 am 787-707-3698 Fitness Blast, 4:30 pm @ Fitness Center, Bldg. 167, 787-707-3767 Teen Center’s Extended Hours. Bldg. 510, “Monopoly Night”, 787-707-3826 Every Thursday: BBQ at the Patio Borinquen Lounge, 4 pm, 787-707-3535

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•Tire Balancing 50% off at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972 ACS AFTB Level 1 Class, Bldg. 1144, 8 am, 787-707-3682 Managing Family Financial Stress Class, Bldg. 507, 10 am 787-707-3310 FAP Family Stress and Anger Issues Bldg. 507 from 10 am, 787-707-3698 Teen Center’s Extended Hours. Bldg. 519, 6 pm – 10 pm “Movies and Popcorn” 787-707-3826 Free Salsa Lessons @ Club 787-707-5105

MILITARY SAVES WEEK, FEBRUARY 19th TO 25th • 787-707-3310


Every Tuesday: CQDT Class at the Fitness Center, 10 am, 787-707-3767 Every Tues & Thurs Water aerobics @ Water Spout 6 pm 787-707-3550 Kids Swimming Lessons 4 yrs + @ Water Spout, Feb. 28 to Mar. 14, Tues, Wed and Thurs, 4 pm / 5 pm, 787-707-3550

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

Every Tue thru Thurs Lap Swimming, 11am @ Water Spout 787-707-3550 Every Wednesday: Skies Guitar Lessons at the Club, 3 pm 787-707-3541


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

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

Every Thursday: BBQ at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 4 pm , 787-707-3535 FREE Salsa Lessons at the Club 6 pm – 8 pm 787-707-5105

Water Aerobics @ Water Spout Tues. & Thurs., 6 pm, 787-707-3550


Every Friday: Out of The Box 9 am, Fitness Center 787- 707- 3767 Every Friday: Steak Night at Borinquen Lounge & Patio 4 pm, 787-707-3535 Army Ten Miller Practices Start @ Fitness Center, Mon-Fri @ 5:30 am Teen Center’s Extended Hours. Bldg. 519 , 6 pm – 10 pm , “Dine Out & Mini Golf at San Patricio” 787-707-3826


YS Volleyball begins

Keeping Positive Relationships Class, DDESS Middle School @ 7:40 am, 7th grade, 787-707-3698

Out of The Box 120 Xtreme

9:00 am @ Fitness Center 787-707-3767 Every Friday: SKIES Karate Lessons 4 pm 787-707-3541 Teen Center’s Extended Hours. Bldg. 519 6 pm – 10 pm, “Bring A Friend Night” 787-707-3826


Every Friday: Steak Night at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, featuring our 660 Burger, 4 pm , 787-707-3535 MST Friendship Pool Party @ Water Spout, 7 pm – 10:30 pm 787-707-3826


Golf Month End Madness Tournament at 12 pm, 787-707-3852

Teen Center’s Extended Hours, Bldg. 519, 6 pm – 10 pm, “Cheeseburger Night”, 787-707-3826 Every Friday: Steak Night at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 4 pm, 787-707-3535


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


Flea Market & NAF Sale @ Exchange Parking Lot, 8 am 787-707-5105

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

Every Saturday: SKIES Tennis Lessons 10 am – 11 am, 787-707-3541


President’s Softball Tournament @

Cabaña Softball Field, 787-707-3277

Scuba Advanced Open Water Course to Crash Boat Aguadilla, 8 am, 787-707-3734

at Community Club doors open 9 pm Featuring: DJ Baron López, tickets 787-707-5105


•Every Saturday @ Fitness Center: Dance Aerobics, am Every Step Saturday: SKIES9Tennis Spinning am787-707-3541 Lessons,Class, 10 am –10:30 11 am, 787-707-3767 Every Saturday: Spinning Class, 10:30 am, @ Fitness Center 787-707-3767

Outdoor Recreation’s

Bike Ride at Isabela Beach 787-707-3734


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 787-707-3541


Every Saturday: Dance Step Aerobics, 9 am, Fitness Center 787-707-3767

Every Saturday: Spinning Class 10:30 am, Fitness Center, 787-707-3767 Every Saturday: SKIES Tennis Lessons at FMWR Tennis Court 10 am, 787-707-3541

WEEKLY EVENTS: • Mondays- Spinning Lessons, 6:30 pm at Fitness Center / SKIES Karate Lessons, 4 pm, SKIES Zumba Lessons, 3 pm, SKIES Kindertots, 9:30 am • 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 & Thursday – Teen Bowling Special, 3:00 pm at Bowling Center / Zumba, 5:30 pm at Fitness Center • Tuesday thru Friday- Lunch Buffet , 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Community Club & Conference Center • Tuesdays- Close Quarter Defense Tactics, 10:00 am at Fitness Center / 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: Pian, Guitar & Tennis Lessons, 3:00 pm / 4:00 pm, Piano & Guitar Lessons, 2:30 pm • Thursdays- BBQ, 4:00 pm, at the Community Club & Conference Center • Wednesdays thru Fridays - Lunch-A-Bowl, 11:00 am at Bowling Center / • 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:

Army Community Service

The Army’s Official web site for military Families:

The Benefits of Creating Positive Relationships Relocation Readiness Classes for February 2012 Cross Cultural Adaptation Scrapbooking Class Wednesday, February 8th and 22nd from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Bldg. 1144, Ausubo Street Engage in a creative, relaxing and practical activity by making scrapbooks from your favorite photos! You’ll also get to meet new friends that share the same interest. AFTB Level I Class February 22nd and 23rd, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Bldg. 1144, Ausubo Street. You must register for classes by calling 787-707-3682 or email

Financial Readiness Program Military Saves Campaign While Military Saves is a year-long effort, the Department of Defense has designated February 19 to 26, 2012 as Military Saves Week. The America Saves slogan, Start Small, Think Big, is shared by Military Saves and talks to the long-term benefits of saving a little each month. For more information or to take the saver pledge access take the Saver Pledge, and support the 2012 theme, Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Save Automatically.

Humans are a social specie. We need to be connected with other people. This means our happiness and success largely depend on the relationships we build with others. When building relationships on a day-to-day basis, we really only have two choices: 1. We can choose to build positive, meaningful, healthy, and productive relationships with the people we interact with. 2. Or, we can choose to build negative, empty, and destructive relationships with the people we interact with. Knowing how to maximize positive relationships and minimize negative relationships is key to living a happy, healthy and satisfying life. •Positive relationships encourage personal growth. Friends like seeing friends succeed and achieve their goals. •Positive relationships give you support during tough times Good friends provide us support during tough times. We all have our bad moments, whether it be health-related, money related, or something else.

•Positive relationships enable you to collaborate and work together. The more we get along with someone, the better we are at collaborating and working together. Human relationships thrive when individuals can combine their skills and talents, for the benefits of all. (Teamwork) •Positive relationships create feelings of pleasure and joy. One of the more obvious benefits of positive relationships is that they make life more enjoyable. •Having a positive relationship in our lives increases our sense of purpose and meaning. Sometime a friend becomes your only Family. •When we have a real, positive effect on someone else, we feel like we are making a significant difference in the world – AND WE ARE!!!!! When you create a positive connection with someone else, that person is more motivated to make positive connections with other people. Our actions and relationships, therefore, are part of a much larger chain of events that are what influence society as a whole. Provided by : FAP Educator, Carmen Teresa Rivera

In support of the Military Saves campaign, ACS will be sponsoring the following trainings for the Ft. Buchanan Community: • February 1- The Art of Budgeting • February 8- Saving and Investing Both classes will be held at Building 390, suite 101 from 10:00 am -11:30 am • Feb. 14 and 23, 2012 Managing Family Financial Stress at Building 507, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Spaces are limited; to attend you must make a reservation by calling (787) 707-3310 or email:


February 2012 • Dfmwr Events Magazine

Child, Youth & School Services

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN PROGRAM 2012 Commissaries are an integral part of the Quality of Life offered to service members and their families. The Fisher House program provides “A Home Away from Home” for families experiencing a personal medical crisis and is one of the premiere quality of life organizations supporting military families. The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions by military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrate the role of the commissary in the military community. It is the intent of the program that a scholarship funded through contributions will be awarded annually for each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency. The Defense Commissary Agency and Fisher House Foundation, Inc. wish to thank commissary business partners and other contributors for their generosity in funding the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military

Theater is a great way for children and youth to express their feelings through art, building self confidence, creativity, commitment and dedication. Theater also teaches how to be part of a team of cast members where each role is dependent on each another. CYSS is currently offering this class. Fee: $40.00 per child per class. Classes are offered twice weekly, 1.5 hours in length. For additional information or to register your child or youth for theater classes visit the CYSS Parent Central Services office located at building 1145, Coconut Grove, Monday thru Friday 7:30 am -5:00 pm. Call 787-707-3541

members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military, may apply for a scholarship. Eligibility, including survivors of deceased members, will be determined using the DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System) database. Applicants should ensure that they, as well as their sponsor, are currently enrolled in the DEERS database and that they have a current ID card. Applicants can verify if they are enrolled in DEERS by going to www.dmdc.osd. mil and entering their social security number, date of birth, and last name or call 1-800-538-9552. Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, full-time in the fall of 2012 in an undergraduate program of studies leading to a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited U.S. college or university. They must have a minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis). College freshmen must submit a first semester college transcript. Deadline for applications is close of business, February 24, 2012. Additional information is available at

CYSS YOUTH HIRED! APPRENTICE PROGRAM STUDENTS CAN NOW RECIEVE HANDS-ON, REAL WORLD CAREER EXPERIENCE AND GET PAID! What is the HIRED! Apprenticeship Program? The youth HIRED! Program is an opportunity that provides teens with meaningful, professionally managed career-exploration opportunities in the workforce. It offers valuable paid work experience and training to better equip each participant with the skills needed for a highlycompetitive job market. This Apprenticeship Program allows for youth to gain experience in various career fields to include: • Education • Child and/or Youth Development • Marketing & Graphic Design • Food & Beverage Management • Recreation & Tourism Management • Sports & more Teen Requirements: • Youth must be a U.S. citizen. • Participant must be 15-18 years of age • Register in the Child, Youth, & School Services program • Expected to work 15- hours in a seven day period within each 12-week • School documentation showing a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher • Comply with all mandated documents and trainings • Parent Orientation Teens interested in registering to participate in the HIRED! Program may contact Ms. Evelyn De La Cruz at 787-707-3578 or call Central Registration at 787-707-3787



Bouncing Castle, Super Bowl and Bohemian Nights at the Community Club The inflatable castle is back! To all of our families that frequent the Community Club BBQ on Thursdays and Fridays, the bouncer is up and running. We will be having a Super Bowl Party at the Borinquen Bar and Patio on Sunday February 5th, 2012, so come root for your team and enjoy the game! There will be an appetizer menu available and drink specials throughout. Look for Friday Night Bohemias, Karaoke and Open Mic Night in the near future. Community Club February Birthdays: Marcos Martin, Operations Assistant, Jan. 5; Joel Cruz, Bingo Attendant, Jan. 5; and Esther Barrios, Chef, Jan. 10.

FREE Salsa Lessons are Back!

Thursdays, February 23rd, March 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd Salsa lessons will be offered at the Community Club & Conference Center’s Ballroom from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Must pre-register, to sign-up call 787-707-5105. Spaces are limited.

Important notice on Lunch Special’s operating hours Starting February 1st, 2012, the Community Club & Conference Center will offer the Lunch Special Buffet from Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 8

BBQ at the Borinquen Lounge & Patio

Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 pm until closing. Community folks gather to chat and enjoy BBQ menu items such as Ribs and Pinchos (Kabobs), Churrasco and the signature 660 Burger. The Borinquen Lounge and Patio features large screen plasma TV, a Karaoke interactive entertainment system with surround-sound music. (BBQ held inside on rainy days.)


Every Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00 pm at the Community Club’s Dorado Room.

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