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Share your special privileges with your special people.

DFMWR Events magazine

Fort Buchanan Golf Course Complex (FBGC) knows that outstanding privileges and amenities are just as important as the intangible benefits that come with club membership – a sense of community and camaraderie. Our Golf Club provides golfers of all levelsl with the most affordable golf memberships in Puerto Rico. The Fort Buchanan Golf Course Complex offers all members of the Armed Forces the lowest

rate on fees, as the Golf Course is predominantly set up for the Military and their Families, but also providing a golf facility for the civilian community. For the first time in the history of the Fort Buchanan Golf Course 1,000 members of the outside community will enjoy the privilege of being able to join our Golf Course. The first 500 members to join will receive a $500 discount on their first year membership*.

We believe the FBGC will provide all prospective members with a great challenge without having to dig too deep into your pockets. We offer a variety of affordable game of golf, lessons, tournaments and the new MWR membership card all of this at the most secure course in Puerto Rico. Tell a friend, bring an family member and take advantage of this unique offer by simply calling 787-707-2989

Now you can share the amenities our community has to offer! Golf Course Complex

Nine hole Golf Course using alternate tee boxes provides an 18 hole round of over 6,300 yards, a Driving Range & PAR 3 short course, daily green fees apply. Access to Pro-Shop and Snack Bar. Monthly Member Tournaments, Golf outings upon request, Golf lessons by appointment, Golf carts equipped with GPS.

Bowling Center Community Club & Conference Center Seven meeting and social rooms available for booking, affordable catering and usage fees, daily lunch buffet, Bar & Patio Lounge with weekly evening BBQ specials, Ballroom with capacity of 500 people.

(BINGO admission not included.)

Pass valid for cardholder only. Does not include access to the Exchange or Commissary facilities.

18 lanes certified to PBA standards and USBC Sanctioned Leagues for Adults and Youth. Snack bar Café 300 offers Criollo Lunch specials Mondays - Fridays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. We also feature Birthday Party Packages and social activities upon request! Our 11th Pin Bar offers a comfortable place to relax for your Friday or week-end social.

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What’s Hot in our Programs?

Nestled in the heart of the San Juan metropolitan area, Fort Buchanan Golf Complex is a nine hole regulation course, five hole par three course, a 250 yard practice range, practice putting and chipping greens, fully stocked Golf Shop, Snack Bar and Lounge. Our nine hole golf course using alternate tee boxes provides an 18 hole round of over 6,300 yards with a rating of 71

And More!

Special Events

DFMWR holds many special events during the year which will be accessible to you by purchasing this card. Events such as the 4th of July Celebration, Holiday Celebration, Concerts, Dances with Live entertainment & children’s activities such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Family Day and Halloween activities.

for men and 75 for ladies, and a slope of 130 and 131 respectively. Greens are guarded by Florida White Sand bunkers. Beautiful flowering trees and palms surround the fairways and increase your enjoyment! Open 362 days of the year unless other- wise determined due to course conditions and/or weather conditions. We are closed only on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The DFMWR Membership Card is a program that integrates members of the Puerto Rican community into myriad Fort Buchanan’s social and business activities. Interested parties go through a process that includes National Crime records background check. Those with a favorable background clearance pay a small processing fee to obtain an DFMWR picture ID Card. This card greatly simplifies access to the installation and the business venues therein. The Directorate, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) is a comprehensive network of support and leisure services designed to enhance the lives of Soldiers (Active, Reserve, and Guard), their Families,

Once you join this Golf Course Membership also grants access to Special Events, Bowling Center and Community Club & Conference Center facilities & catering.

*Daily fees apply Subject to background check verifications Regular yearly membership price $1,500.00

Civilian employees, Military Retirees and other eligible participants. DFMWR contributes to the Army’s strength and readiness by offering services that reduce stress, build skills and self-confidence and foster strong esprit de corps. DFMWR services also help the Army attract and retain talented people. DFMWR is proof of the Army’s commitment to caring for the people who serve and stand ready to defend the Nation. Now you can enjoy some of the benefits that our Community has to offer. Join our membership program and let us serve You. Sign-up Today! Call 787-707-2989 1

Army Community Service

The Army’s Official web site for military Families:

Tools and tips for a smooth PCS Have a stress-less-relocation In observance of the Military Spouse Month

Army Community Service invites the all Military Spouses to share a Relaxing Day Just for you... Learn techniques on how to relax, in a Spa like atmosphere. A fitness presentation with practical ideas for improving overall Fitness will be offered, and mementos will be given to participants. Tea, Coffee and Smoothies will be served. Join us on May 31st at the Community Club & Conference Center from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. For reservations please contact ACS at 787-707-3804, 3682, 3365, Relocation Readiness Program and Army Family Action Plan Program Manager.

Family Advocacy Program New Parent Support Morning Playgroup Tuesdays, May 8th & 22nd, Bldg. 1140 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Family Stress & Anger Management Thursday, May 10th and 24th at Bldg. 507 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Prevention of Domestic Violence Tuesday, May 15th, 1st MSC Ramos Hall, 8:30 am - 10:30 am For information of FAP classes call FAP Educator at 787-707-3698 or e-mail: For the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program, 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:

Your Permanent Chance of Station (PCS) does not have to be overwhelming if you plan well and do your research. According to the calendar it is almost PCS season, the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the Military moves more than one third of their total shipments for the year, which is about 600,000 across all of the branches. So with an even busier PCS season fast approaching, Service Members and their Families will need to get organized, stay focused and most of all remain flexible. Luckily there are some programs in place that can assist Families, whether it is their first or fourteenth PCS. The first priority should a visit to Relocation Readiness Office for information on moving and post-move orientations. At Fort Buchanan, we offer assistance with in-transit situations by providing classes on move-related topics and offer individual PCS planning also maintain a loan closet from which Families may borrow basic household goods and small appliances. Office is located in Bldg 390 Crane Loop, suite 101, (DFMWR/ACS) and can be reached at (787) 707-3682, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. To find the relocation office at your new/next duty station, visit and select the installation, then go to “programs and services” and select “Family Center”. Military OneSource also provides on-

line resources through their Relocation Assistance Program and live help at (800) 342-9647, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Among topics on renting or buying a home, spouses finding new jobs and the stress of relocating abroad, Military OneSource offer step-by-step guides to the actual, physical move. To prep your children for the upcoming relocation, parents and kids alike can check out Military Youth on the Move ( f?p=MYOM). There is also a section for parents to help them handle the stress that their child may be feeling. The newest resource offered by the DOD is, which was created in an effort to make moving a little bit easier for Military Families and acts as the internet-based gateway for household goods and is called the Defense Personal Property System (DPS). By signing up for and using the DPS, you can submit your application online, instead of traveling to a Transportation Office, track your shipment, file claims online and receive the full replacement value of lost or damaged goods. Plus you can complete customer satisfaction surveys on the moving company you are assigned. Lastly, there are a few sites that can help you figure out where you’ll live when you arrive at the new duty station. Your BAH rate will most likely change, so visit: perdiem/bah.html and simply put in the new zip code with your rank to get the appropriate BAH rate. Automated Housing Referral Network at can help you secure housing off the installation. For more information contact Ms. Adria Lucca, Relocation Readiness Manager at 787-707-3682.


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Army Volunteer Corps Recognizes Fort Buchanan Volunteers

Photo above: Volunteers’ group picture at the recognition event on April 18th, at the Community Club’s Ballroom. Garrison Commander COL John D. Cushman at the left side of photo, and CSM Derrick T. Simpson to the right.

Fort Buchanan Installation gives a Special Thanks to our community during the participation of 2012 Volunteer Recognition Event. It’s a fact that to achieve a greater success we need the support and contributions made by volunteers. At Fort Buchanan Army Volunteer Corps, there are currently more the 200 volunteers actively providing services within 32 installation organization. Thank you to everyone for the support, contributions, sponsorship and assistance given in benefit of All our Volunteers. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Give Army Parents a Break TAKE A BREAK If you are the Spouse or designated Guardian for a geographically dispersed Army Recruiter, Drill Sergeant, ROTC Cadet Cadre (trainer), or deployed Army National Guard or deployed Army Reserve Soldier looking for Child Care support to run errands, schedule appointments or take some well deserved quiet time, call now. With th “Give Army Parents a Break” program, Accession Command Families are eligible for up to eight hours of child care every month for each child through age 12. Families with a deployed Soldier in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve are eligible for up to 16 hours of child care every month for each child through age 12 during the deployment cycle.

Relocation Readiness Classes

Life skills with Scrapbooking Class Tuesday, May 1st and Wednesday May 23rd from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Bldg. 390, Suite 101. Engage in a creative, relaxing and practical activity and preserve your favorite photos by learning to make a scrapbook. Register for classes by calling 787-7073682 or email:

GIVE A BREAK If you are a licensed family care provider or child care center and would like to help support opur troops, call and find out how. Join the U.S. Army, Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) and the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) and help give “Army Parents a Break.” Call today! 787-721-1331 Ruby Ann Rivera, State Coordinator, PR, e-mail:

Army Community Service EMPLOYER SUPPORT OF THE GUARD AND RESERVE (ESGR) The ESGR was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Components members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee/s military commitment. Today ESGR operates though a network of more than 4,500 volunteers throughout 55 field committees located in each state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Europe. WHO WE ARE Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense agency that seeks to promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees. We recognize outstanding employer support, increase awareness of the law, and resolve conflicts through mediation. WHAT WE DO Inform • Face to face briefings with you, your employer and your military unit • “Bosslift” give your employer a firsthand experience of you military life by transporting your employer, via military aircraft or autobus to military facilities where they observe National Guard and Reserve members on duty. • Leave of absence templates, sample letters to employers, USERRA wallet cards: available through your local ESGR field committee and Recognize • ESGR’s Patriot Award is a great way to tell your boss, “I appreciate your support”. • Nominate your boss online at Mediate • Trained Ombudsmen provide information, counseling, and if required mediation to clear up misunderstanding between you and your employer. These services are provided at no cost to both you and your employer. • ESGR volunteers are available in every state and U.S. territory to provide assistance For more details visit us at PR ESGR Committee Office Puerto Rico National Guard Puerta de Tierra, San Juan, Puerto Rico or call 787-289-1400, Ext. 1159, 1160, 787-289-1460 from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Web: 3

Child, Youth & School Services School Age Center passed Accreditation with Flying Stars! Lake Guajataca Military Kids Camp Lake Guajataca Military Kids Camp is for kids who have been through the experience of having a loved one, regardless of Branch of Service, in the deployment cycle. Kids between the ages of 11 and 17 are welcome free of cost. Camp will be held on June 26-28, 2012 on Lake Guajataca and will last 3 days and 2 nights. Breakfast, dinner, supper and snacks will be provided. Activities include: gardening, lifeguard training, sports, and conferences and workshops. If interested or would like further information contact Prof. Mayra Hernández at 787-758-0368 or Prof. Joel Sud at 787-892-1385. The goals of the Operation: Military Kids initiative are to: 1) Create community support networks for military youth “in our own backyard” when Soldier parents are deployed. 2) Deliver recreational, social and educational programs for military youth living in civilian communities. 3) Support military kids coping with the stress of knowing their deployed parents may be in harm’s way. 4) Collaborate with Schools to ensure that staff are attuned to the unique needs of military students whose parents are deployed. 5) Educate the public on the impact of the deployment cycle on Soldiers, families, kids and the community as a whole. 6) Incorporate “suddenly military” families into ongoing Partner Programs offered by 4-H Clubs, B&GCA, The American Legion, etc. in the communities where they live.


SKIESUnlimited Program offers instructional programs which allow children with a twist to explore and develop talents and interests for lifelong hobbies and learn life skills. Through SKIESUnlimited, children and youth in Family Child Care, Child Development Center, School Age Services, Middle School and Teen Programs have equal access to opportunities that expand their knowledge, inspire them, allow them to explore, and acquire new skills such as guitar, piano, tennis, karate, swimming and our new classes theater, zumba, and kindertots. Coming soon are tutoring classes Math, English and Spanish. Classes are available for all eligible patrons. Retiree dependants and grandchildren are also eligible to register in the SKIESUnlimited Classes.

Congratulations! The School Age Center was accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) for After School programs in March 2012. Accreditation attests that our after school program meets the highest national standard. The SAC Staff demonstrated professionalism and motivation in obtaining the accreditation status. Their passion, long hours of work, dedication and professional portfolios demonstrated the Quality School Age Program offered in Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. Thanks to the parents for their support during this process and for trusting us with their most precious ones. We Recognize our TEAM for a job well done! By: Carmen L. Hernández, T&C Specialist

Army Family Covenant discounts are also available for deployed Soldier’s dependants. For more information contact Parent Central Service 787-707-3541 / 3787 ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION! SKIESUnlimited Instructors Needed. Looking for qualified instructors to teach Basic Make-up, Painting, Drawing, Modern Dance, Yoga, Scrapbooking, Ballet, Modeling, and more! The possibilities are limitless! Please contact Parent Central Service 787-707-3541 / 3787

In the picture from left to right the School Age Staff: María Martínez, SAC Director, Mariano Kieling, Maritza Acosta, Lead, Luis Maldonado, Rita Nieves, Olga Marrero, Karen Armaiz, Xavier Sanchez and Carmen Hernández, Training Specialist

Youth Sports Soccer Team 2012 CYSS Soccer team played against “F.C.B. Academia de Soccer” off post team on April 21st, 2012. Our team won 5-0. It was a great game, parents were happy with the results and the experience.

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Child, Youth & School Services Youth & School Services Foundation Training

Middle School & Teen Programs

Congratulations Eileen for completing the Child, Youth & School Services Foundation Training in March 2012. The Army Training Modules is an intensive training that employees must complete as a job requirement within the first 18 months of being hired. Ms. Eileen Santiago exceeded expectations by completing all 13 Training Modules, Knowledge Assessments and Competency Assessments in eight months scoring 95% or higher in all areas that needed to be evaluated. Ms Eileen Santiago started working as Summer Hire in June 2010 and 2011 at the School Age Center. She demonstrated responsibility, caring and a positive attitude towards the children, youths, parents and coworkers as well. These qualities were a key factor to hire Ms. Santiago to work at the Child Development Center in August 2011. Ms. Eileen has gained knowledge and experience working in all age groups in CYSS. She has worked in School Age, Middle School, Teens and currently in the Infant, Pre toddler age group at the CDC. CYSS is fortunate to have Eileen, because of her loyalty and professionalism demonstrated to the Organization! Thank you, Eileen for a Job well done! By: Carmen L. Hernández Training & Curriculum Specialist

Above: Eileen Santiago

Health Fair

CYSS is organizing their first Health Fair for the Fort Buchanan Community. The objective is to increase health awareness by providing education in different health related topics and motivate participants to make positive health behavior changes. The activity will be held on May 24th, 2012 at building 1000 at 3:00 pm. Various health professionals will be at your disposition to answer questions related to children’s health. Guest speakers will be giving 30 minute conferences in the following topics: Influenza protocols in Children Separation Anxiety in Children Dealing with Deployment Orthodontist Care When to Start Move, Dance and Exercise Most asked questions about Organ Donation The public will benefit from several tables of information that we will have with brochures and educational material from the following programs: Fire Prevention and what we need in an Emergency kit at Home Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS Program) Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP program) Medics and More- Foot Care Pediatric Programs form the Auxilio Mutuo Hospital We invite the Fort Buchanan community to participate and take advantage of this educational activity that will have a positive impact on our children’s health. Should you have any question or need additional information concerning this event, please contact Ms. María Colón, CYS Services Nurse at 787-707-3432 or 787-707-3569.

CYS Services SUMMER CAMP: Child, Youth and School Services offers a safe, fun and entertaining alternative for children and youth during the summer months. CYS Services provides children and youth with a whirlwind of activities that promote development and growth during the months away from school. Camp is offered weekly from June 4th until August 10th, and fees are based on family total income. Registration for camp opens April 16th for Active duty dependents and families currently enrolled in our SAC and MST programs. Registration for all others opens Monday May 14th, 2012. For more information and/or to register your child or youth please contact Parent Central Services (PCS) Office at 787-707-3787 / 3434 or visit building 1145 in the Coconut Grove housing area.


Youth sports Fun Runs provide children and youth with the opportunity to exercise and have parents cheer them on! This event is open to youth of all ages, however there are different age categories each with different distances to run. Come out to support your youth on May 17th, 2012, registration begins at 3:30 pm on the Pee Wee Field, the first race starts at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration is available at the Parent Central Services Office Building 1145. For more information contact Ms. Muñoz at 787-707-3466. Sponsored by:

MOMC Kick-Off Event was a success! CYS Services opened the Month of the Military Child with an explosive Kick-Off event April 03, 2012, with guest speaker Col. Cushman supporting and recognizing the Military children on Fort Buchanan. The activity provided our children with a fun filled afternoon of inflatable’s, a dunk tank, cake and additional goodies. Thank you to all who made the event a huge success. Sponsored by:

The US Army does not officially endorse sponsors.


What Are You Reading? New at the Library What’s New at Your Library? Featured Book for Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Dreams of Joy Written by: Lisa See

Morningstar Investment Research Center

The Fort Buchanan Post Library celebrates National Sports and Fitness Month and Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a display of various reading materials and DVDs available for check-out.

Provides comprehensive data and analysis on over 40,000 stocks, funds and ETFs. Morningstar offers easy-to-use tools and online education for all levels of investing.

Transparent Language Online

is a language-learning program that provides an effective, fun, and engaging experience for language learners of all levels. Transparent Language Online is available in over 80 different languages, 33 lessons for each and includes resources intended to expand upon the basic material, allowing learners to see how language is used in the real world. To learn more about Transparent Language Online, visit or call the Library.

In her beloved New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and, most recently, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country. Now, in her most powerful novel yet, she returns to these timeless themes, continuing the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy.

Freegal Music

Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, and anger at her mother and aunt for keeping them from her, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father—the artist Z.G. Li, with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism and defiance, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the communist regime.

The 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.

Devastated by Joy’s flight and terrified for her safety, Pearl is determined to save her daughter, no matter the personal cost. From the crowded city to remote villages, Pearl confronts old demons and almost insurmountable challenges as she follows Joy, hoping for reconciliation. Yet even as Joy’s and Pearl’s separate journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in China’s history threatens their very lives. 8

Freegal Music gives you FREE access to hundreds of thousands of songs that are yours to keep! Library customers can download three songs per week all in MP3 format. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPods, and can be loaded into iTunes. Access Freegal Music by visiting the Library to register!

Kids - Create Your Own Book!

Reading is Sooooo Delicious Summer Reading Club

The Fort Buchanan Post Library welcomes children between the ages 1 to 9 years old to join us in a summer of fun and discovery. Sign up now at the Post Library. We will meet June 13th, 20th, 27th; July 11th, 18th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Post Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit or call the Library at 787-707-3208.

Story Time

Fort Buchanan Post Library offers an hour long storytelling with crafts. Story time will be on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 3:00 pm and the theme will be Memorial Day. Children between the ages 1 to 9 years old are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.

DVD Releases • May • Tree of Life/Drama • The Big Year/Comedy • Dream House/Blu-ray/Thriller • Puss in Boots/Blu-ray/Cartoon • Jack and Jill/Comedy • Honey 2/Drama • Thumbelina/Blu-ray/ Cartoon • Bag of Bones/Thriller • Journey Into Buddhism/Documentary • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo/Blu-ray/Thriller • In Time/ Blu-ray/Action • India/Documentary • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil/Comedy • The Three Musketeers/Action • Alleged/Drama • Limelight/Drama • Carrie/Blu-ray/Thriller • Tin Tin/Blu-ray/ Cartoon • Stormhouse • Main Street/Drama • What’s Your Number/Comedy • PowerPoint 2010/Instructional • Crocodile Dundee 2/Action • Sinners and Saints/Blu-ray/Action

Computer Orientations

Offered monthly to assist customers in accessing public computers and reference resources on different subjects at Fort Buchanan Post Library. Our next orientations will be held on Wednesday, April 25th at 10:00 am. For details, visit or call the Post Library at 787- 707-3208 May 2012 • Dfmwr Events Magazine

Community Recreation Division “Motorcyclists are completely in contact with it all... in the scene. The process and experience of motorcycling forces the rider into the present. The environment of the road engulfs the senses, and the need for constant awareness fills the mind. The total involvement in motorcycling leaves little room for worrying about tomorrow, or second-guessing yesterday. Many motorcyclists ride as a way to relieve stress, to “clear the mind.” High speeds on a motorcycle can also be more exhilarating than high speeds in an automobile. This fact creates a greater responsibility for riders on motorcycle maintenance, safety gear and procedures, certifications, registrations, and insurance. Just as importantly, the “Bike Culture” requires that the machines look their best! Join us at the Motorcycle Show as an exhibitor or to get first hand information! Source: Robert M. Pirsig’s book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

San Juan Night in Puerto Rico Are you looking for a little good luck, or perhaps you just want to experience a local tradition? Join us at the Water Spout on the night of June 23rd. La Noche de San Juan, or Saint John’s Night, is celebrated annually on the night of June 23rd, the eve of the birthday of Saint John the Baptist. Puerto Rico was originally named after Saint John, but a mapmaker’s mistake resulted in a reversal of the names of its largest city and the island itself. In Puerto Rico, at exactly midnight between June 23rd and 24th, people walk backward into the water and fall backwards into it. This is done three times in a row. The water is said to be “blessed”, so dipping into it is supposed to cleanse you of the bad things and bring good luck or at least help ward off evil throughout the year. Last year this was a very popular event. We suggest buying your tickets in advance to both save a few dollars, and ensure you can participate. Leading up to the midnight tradition we will have a steel drum band to help set the Caribbean party vibe. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase throughout the evening. The party kicks off at 8:00 pm and will go until 1:30 am. Tickets are $5.00 in advance, for Water Spout members and for children ages 5-12. Adult tickets are $8.00 on the night of the event. For more information call 787- 707-5105. The US Army does not officially endorse sponsors. Choose a designated driver. Do not drink & drive.


Community Recreation Division

S.T.R.O.N.G. Bands Events:

Outdoor Recreation Events: Kayaking at the Bio Bay

Treat yourself to a one of a kind experience on Saturday, May 5th. Fee of $45.00 includes transportation and refreshments.

Walking Like the Indians

Hiking, Caving & History Tour Explore some amazing spots at the center of the Island on this trip, Saturday, May 19th. Fee of $85.00 includes transportation and food.

Advanced Scuba Classes Saturday, May 26th and 27th. Pre-register by calling 787-707-3734.

Falling from the Skies (Skydiving) Arecibo Airport Juan Domingo Ruiz June 2nd, Includes: Transportation Cost: $230.00 Departure: 7:00 am

Scuba Diving Trip to

Cabo Rojo, La Parguera. June 16th, Cabo Rojo, Paradise Divers Includes: Refreshments Cost: $95.00 Departure: 5:00 am

Kayaking and Family Day at La Plata Lake

Date: June 30 Place: La Plata Lake in Toa Alta P.R. Includes: Transportation for first 13 people to sign up. Cost: $25.00 Departure: 8:00 am Participants may bring their own snacks and refreshments. To register call 787-707-3734.

Strong B.A.N.D.S. signifies the importance of BALANCE, ACTIVITY, NUTRITION, DETERMINATION and STRENGTH. This campaign energizes and inspires comminities Army-wide about healthy lifestyles that support resiliency. After completing designated events during May 2012, you will receive a S.T. R.O.N.G. Band as symbol of your personal committment to a healthy lifestyle. Good Luck and much success with your S.T. R.O.N.G. Band Events!

May 9 Kranking introduction & demonstration, 6:15 am, by Rafael Brisueño May 10 Introduction to Fitness, 9:00 am, by Roberto Fernández May 16 Introduction to Cycling, 5:30 pm, by María Alfonso May 17 Introduction to Kranking, 4:00 pm by Rafael Brisueño May 19 Fitness on Wheels, 9:30 am May 21 Climbing Tower, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (used at the day’s Out of the Box & noon Cycling class.) May 23 Base Warrior Transition Unit (CBWTU), Kranking at 6:30 am Sponsor: May 30-31 Fitness Demos at the Commissary More details by calling 787-707-3767

Water Spout Aquatic Park Current Hours of Operation (Winter Season)

Friday - Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm Mondays through Thursday by reservation only. Lap Swimming Tuesday rhrough Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Summer Season hours of operation

starting May 28th (Memorial Day) through September 3rd (Labor Day) Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Mondays closed.

Daily admission fee: Children (ages 4 - 10): $4.00 Autorized adult (11 years and older): $6.00 Call 787-707-3550 and find out about available memberships. A Flea Market worth Checking Out! Saturday, May 5th, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Exchange Parking Area. You can find all kinds of items at bargain prizes! Call 787-707-5105 / 3974. Thank you to our sponsor:

The US Army does not officially endorse sponsors. Choose a designated driver, do not drink & drive.


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Happening at the Community Club & Conference Center

Lunch Buffet at the Club Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. A delicious array of food with different entreés served daily. Includes assorted Desserts, Salad Bar and Beverages for only $9.25 per person. For more information, please call 707-3535 / 3509

When in Doubt, Make BBQ Food In today’s culinary world there is so much to be desired. The Food Network channel has numerous chefs who tout their delicious flavors and recipes around the world. It is hard to make choices, but if you are really in doubt about preparing a special meal and want to impress family and friends then BBQ food should be your choice. There is no gourmet with BBQ food. It is just good old time grilling with your favorite BBQ recipes. BBQ food usually requires outside grilling, but sometimes you can even recreate the flavors indoors with the right seasonings and sauces. But nothing makes a person feel comfort like good old fashioned BBQ food. Indoors and Outdoors If you need some special appetizers with a BBQ flavor there are a couple of very simple recipes that can be used. Take a jar of BBQ sauce and put in a warm fondue pot and cut up hot dogs and drop into the sauce. It is so simple and such a delicious BBQ food to add to any appetizer table. Cooking some small pork ribs with BBQ sauce poured over them in your oven is another simple appetizer idea. There are many BBQ sauces that come in jars with all types of different

smoky flavors. This is the type of sauce you will need for these BBQ food recipes. Cooking BBQ on your outside grill is the best way to make your guests swoon. The smell from the BBQ food cooking will probably get to their senses first and they will be ready to dive into whatever it is you are cooking. There are delicious chicken, beef and pork BBQ recipes. The BBQ food recipes do not stop with the meat lovers. Vegetables and potatoes can be grilled and made into BBQ food as well. Who hasn’t had corn on the cob barbecued on the grill? Shish kabob skewers full of meat, squash, onions, peppers and tomatoes are a big BBQ food favorite. If you are a vegan, all you need to do is lose the meat and you still have a full and filling meal. There are thousands of BBQ sauce recipes for ribs, steak, chicken, brisket and pork. There are major BBQ cook-offs in the south especially in Texas. The best BBQ comes from Texas, whether it is pork, beef or just the sauce itself. When in doubt on what to cook for Sunday dinner just dust off some of mom’s old BBQ food recipes and your palate will not be disappointed.

By Jean Reeves



Bowling Center News for May Congratulations to the following Bowlers from the Saturday Liga Borincana. Mr Aníbal Reyes and Jonathan Galarza both rolled a high Game of the Month with a 279 on Saturday March 24th, 2012. Aníbal had a 737 series and Jonathan had a 732. We also want to recognize José Morales who threw a 278 and a Series of 758 during the month of March, and Ricky Barroso with a 703 series. José and Ricky also play in the Liga Borincana. Ms Itza Marrero got the honors again in March with a High game of 240 and a Series of 633. Itza Plays on Fridays with The Next Generation League. On March 25th, our youth league Ten Pin Bowlers competed with over 125 players from all the leagues of the Puerto Rico Youth Bowlers Association (PRYBA) in the USBC Pepsi Tournament 2012 at the Carolina Bowling Center. Our bowlers won in the following categories; 10 and under Adanis Bravo- 1st place; 15 & under Grace Berrios- 1st place; Gold Sub-15 Jonathan Llabrador- 2nd place & High Game and Gold Sub16; Alexander Wiscovitch- 3rd place. Congratulations to all. We also want to congratulate our Bowler Stephanie Tirado who won an Academic & Sport Scholarship at St Ambrose University in Iowa, we are very proud of her achievement. The next PRYBA tournament will be held at Bolera Caribe in Ponce. On April 15th we will be defending the Cup Championship, won in 2011. GO TEN PIN BOWLERS!!!!! Finally, a reminder that the Bowling Center will not open on Mother’s Day. If you are Interested on joining one of our Leagues please call us at 787-707-3272 or 787-707-BOWL. Luis R Torres, Business Manager, Fort Buchanan Bowling Center



Ladder (M&F &

Team Prizes Doubles Seniors) 1st $1,200 1st $500 1st $150ea 20th Anniversary Celebration 2nd $ 900 2nd $300 2nd $125ea of the Fort Buchanan Bowling 3rd $ 700 3rd $200 3rd $100ea 4th $ 600 4th $100 4th $75ea Center with $9,300 in Prizes! 5th $ 400 5th $100 Entry Fee $500.00 per team 6th $ 300 Format Handicap 7th $ 200 100% of 200 base on a maximum 8th $ 200 score of 840 per Team. 9th $ 200 Teams, Doubles & All Event Ladder 10th $ 100 Rounds: High Handicap Game/High Handicap Series Friday at 6:00 pm (Teams),

Saturday at 1:00 pm

(Teams continued and Doubles)

Sunday at 9:00 am: Doubles, Sunday Afternoon: All Event Ladders

(Male & Female and seniors)

$50.00 each 1st Perfect Game 2nd Perfect Game $300.00 $150.00 (all prizes are subject to a minimum of 18 teams)

There will be Prizes for Seniors (+50) in the Doubles and the Ladder For more information call

Luis R Torres at 787-707-3272 / 2695 or Edgar Burgos at 787-461-0698 e-mails: or

May 2012 • Dfmwr Events Magazine


Thinking Of MILITARY MOMS This year on Mother’s Day We should think of offspring lost And Mothers of all those Troops Who paid the ultimate cost. They’ve watched Sons and Daughters Sent off to a foreign land To fight wars and give their all In some conflicts so ill planned. But no matter what the reasons They’ve always stepped up to the line To give their lives for Freedoms Enjoyed by all of yours and mine. We must Honor all those Mothers Of all those who have Served And Sacrifices that they made With our, “Thanks!”, so well deserved. It takes a very Special Lady To let Her Child go off to War Or just to join the Military With the pride and fear and more. There’s too many Gold Star Mothers And if you might know of one Please send Her a special wish To praise Her Daughter or Son.

Father’s Day is Around the Corner

Military Moms are the Greatest With a strength beyond compare Who hope and pray their loved one Comes Home safe, from over there. So, let’s keep them in our thoughts And hope their prayers come true All those Moms and all those Troops Who stand Strong and Proud, and True.


Father’s Day Brunch will be coming up after Mom’s, so be on the watch! Mark your calendar so you won’t forget to bring Dad on June 17th the Community Club & Conference Center for a delicious Buffet Style Brunch featuring DJ Music. Call 787-707-3535 for more information and reservations.

This poem was sent out from the Ombudsman for the families of the Sailors on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.


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Every Sunday Family Bowling 787-707-2695


Every Monday: Oil Change for $8 at Automotive Skills Center 787-707-3972 Out of the Box, 9:00 am @ Fitness Center, 787-707-3767 SKIES Kindertots @ Bldg.1145, 9:30 am, 787-707-3787

Mon thru Thur: Teen Bowling Special @ 3 pm, 787-707-2695 Zumba, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Fitness Center, 787-707-3767

13 Mother’s Day Brunch

@ the Community Club with Live Music 11 am – 3 pm, 787-707-3535

Armed Forces Racquetball

Tournament @ Fitness Center, 9 am, 787-707-3277

20 Every Sunday Family Bowling 787-707-2695

Visit us at:

27 Every Sunday: Family Bowling @ Bowling Center, 1 pm 787-707-2695 Outdoor Rec’s Advanced Scuba Class 787-707-3734


Every Monday: Oil Change for $8 @ Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972 SKIES Kindertots @ Bldg. 1145, 9:30 am 787-707-3787 Teen Bowling Special @ 3 pm, 787-707-2695 SKIES Karate Lesson @ the Club, 4 pm, 787-707-3541 Monday & Thursdays: Zumba @ Fitness Center 5:30 pm 787-707-3767


Every Monday: Oil Change for $8 at Automotive Skills Center 787-707-3972

Strong B.A.N.D.S Event, Climbing Tower @ Fitness Center, 9 am - 1 pm, 787-707-3767

SKIES Kindertots @ Bldg. 1145, 9:30 am, 787-707-3787 SKIES Karate Class @ 4pm, 787-707-3541 Mon. & Thur. Zumba Class @ Fitness Center, 5:30 pm, 787-707-3767

28 Water Spout Summer Hours Begin Tuesdays thru Sundays, 10am -5:30 pm, 787-707-3550


Customer’s 1st Choice of Books & DVD’s @ Post Library, 10 am, 787-707-3208 Every Tue: CQDT Self Defense Class @ Fitness Center, 10 am,787-707-3767 Tue thru Fri: Lunch Buffet @ the Club 11am -1 pm 787-707-3535 ACS Scrapbooking Class @ Bldg.390 3pm, 787-707-3682 Tue & Thur: ACS Conversational English Class @ Bldg. 511, 4 pm 787-707-3682


FAP New Parent Support Morning Playgroup @ Bldg. 1140, 9 am, 787-707-3698 Lunch Buffet @ the Club, 11 am – 1pm, 787-707-3535 Teen Bowling Special @ 3 pm, 787-707-2695 Tue & Thur: ACS Conversational English Class, Bldg. 511, 4 pm, 787-707-3682 Every Tuesday & Thursday Bingo @ the Club, 6 pm, 787-707-3535


FAP Prevention of Domestic Violence •Homework 1st MSC, 8:30Help AM, atRamos Library, 2:30 - 4 pm, 787-707-3208 Hall, 787-707-3698 Mon - Tuesday Thur. Spinning @ Fitness •Every & Thursday: Center,Nights 5:30 am/ 12 pm/ 4:30Club pm, BINGO at Community 6787-707-3767 pm, 787-707-3535 Tues. & Thurs ACS Conversational English Class @ Bldg. 511, 4 pm, 787-707-3682 Every Tues: Krank Circuit @ Fitness Center, 5:30 pm, 787-707-3767 Tue & Thur: Bingo @ the Club, 6 pm, 787-707-3535


Indoor Cycling @ •Homework Help Fitness Center, 5:30 at Library, 4 pm, 787-707-3208 am/ 12 pm/2:30 4:30 -pm, 787-707-3767 FAP New Parent Support Morning •Every Tuesday and1140, Thursday: Playgroup @ Bldg. 9 am, Piano / Guitar Lessons, 787-707-3998 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Tue thru Fri: Lunch Buffet @ the Club •90 min-1Deograsia Cycling at Fitness 11am pm 787-707-3535 Center, 11:30 pm, 787-707-3767 Tues. & Thurs ACS Conversational English Class @ Bldg. 511, 4 pm, 787-707-3682

TUE 29

CYSS Summer Camp Transitions/ Orientations @ Bldg. 1000, 10 am, 787-707-3434 CQDT Self Defense Class @ Fitness Center, 10 am, 787-707-3767

Tues. & Thurs ACS Conversational English Class @ Bldg. 511, 4 pm, 787-707-3682

Krank Circuit @ Fitness Center, 5:30 pm, 787-707-3767


Every Wed: Power Kranking @ Fitness Ctr.6:30 pm, 787-707-3767 Every Wednesday: SKIES Piano, Guitar &Tennis Lessons, @ Community Club, 3 pm, 787-707-3541 Wed - Fri: Lunch-A-Bowl at Bowling Center, 11 am, 787-707-3272 Teen Bowling Special @ Bowling Center, 3 pm, 787-707-2695


Armed Forces Racquetball Tournament Registration deadline @ Fitness Center, 787-707-3277 Strong B.A.N.D.S Event, Kranking,@ Fitness Center, 6:15 am, 787-707-3767 Story Time “Memorial Day” @ Post Library, 3 pm 787-707-3208 Every Wednesday: SKIES Piano, Guitar, and Tennis Lessons @ the Club, 3 pm, 787-707-3541


Computer Orientation @ Post Library, 10 am, 787-707-3208

Lunch-A-Bowl at Bowling Center, 11 am, 787-707-3272

Lunch Buffet @ the Club 11am -1 pm 787-707-3535 Strong B.A.N.D.S Event, Introduction to Cycling @ 5:30 pm, Fitness Center, 787-707-3767


Indoor Cycling @ Fitness Center, 5:30 am/ 12 pm/ 4:30 pm, 787-707-3767 •Every Wednesday: Class at Strong B.A.N.D.S Event,Kranking CBWTU Krank Fitness Center, 6:30 am, Class @ Fitness Center, 6:30 787-707-3767 am, 787-707-3767 Computer Orientation @ Library, 10 am , •Wednesdays to Fridays: 787-707-3208 Lunch A Bowl at Bowling Center, 1 pmBuffet - 5 pm,@787-707-2695 Lunch the Club, 11 am -1 pm 787-707-3535 ACS Scrapbooking Class, Bldg. 390, 3 pm 787-707-3682 SKIES Piano, Guitar, and Tennis Lessons @ 3 pm, 787-707-3541

WED 30

CYSS Summer Camp Transitions/ Orientations @ Bldg. 1000, 10 am, 787-707-3434 Out of the Box @ Fitness Center, 9 am 787-707-3767

Every Tue - Fri: Lunch Buffet @ the Club, 11 am – 1 pm, 787-707-3535


Diagnostic Test 50% off at Automotive Skills Center 787-707-3972 Indoor Cycling @ Fitness Center, 5:30 am /12 pm / 4:30pm ACS Managing Debt @ Bldg. 390,10 am, 787-707-3310 SKIES Theater Class @ 3:30 pm, & Karate Class @ 4 pm, 787-707-3541 Every Thursday BBQ @ Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 4 pm, 787-707 3535 Mon - Thurs. Zumba @ Fitness Center, 5:30 pm Tues. & Thurs. Bingo @ the Club, 6 pm, 787-707-3535


Auto Lift 50% off at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972 Fitness Lecture Strong B.A.N.D.S. Introduction to Finess @ Fitness Center, 9 am, 787-707-3767 ACS Managing Family Financial Stress @ Bldg. 507, 10 am, 787-707- 3310 Lunch Buffet 11am – 1 pm @ the Club, 787-707- 3535 FAP Stress & Anger Management Class, Bldg. 507, 10 am, 787-707-3698


Diagnotic Test 50% off at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972 Introduction to Kranking @ Fitness Center, 4 pm, 787-707-3767 YS American Kids Fun Run @ Pee Wee Field, 3:30 pm, 787-707-3466 SKIES Theater class @ 3:30 pm, 787-707-3541 Tues. & Thurs ACS Conversational English Class @ Bldg. 511, 4 pm, 787-707-3682

THU 24

Tire Balancing 50% off at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972 ACS Managing Family Financial Stress @ Bldg. 507, 10 am, 787-707-3310 FAP Stress & Anger Management Class, Bldg. 507, 10 am, 787-707-3698

CYSS Health Fair Pedriatric Professionals EXPO, @ Bldg. 1000, 3pm, 787-707-3569 BBQ @ the Borinquan Lounge and Patio, 4 pm – 9 pm, 787-707-3535

THU 31

Diagnostic Test 50% off at Automotive Skills Center, 787-707-3972 FAP FAC/HRC @ Command Conference Room, 1:30 pm, 787-707-3698 Army Ten Miler Tryout Registration deadline @ Fitness Center, 6 am, 787-707-3277 CYSS Summer Camp Transitions/ Orientations @ Bldg. 1000, 10 am, 787-707-3434 ACS Military Spouse “Just for you” @ the Club, 10 am, 787-707-3682 Strong B.A.N.D.S Fitness Demo @ Commissary, 787-707-3767


Out of the Box @ Fitness Center, 9 am 787-707-3767 FAP Special Report Summer Safety for children, 787-707-3698 Lunch Buffet @ the Club, 11 am -1 pm 787-707-3535 CYSS Recognizing Military Children @ Exchange, 3 pm, 787-707-3434 Teen’s 5 De Mayo Mexican Cooking Activity @ Bldg. 519, 4 pm, 787-707-3826 BBQ @ the Club, 4 pm, 787-707-3535


Indoor Cycling @ Fitness center, 5:30 am/ 12 pm / 4:30pm CYSS Mother’s Day Tea @ CDC, 7:30 am – 8:30 am; @ SAC 4 pm – 5 pm, 787-707-3468 Out of the Box @ Fitness Center, 9 am, 787-707-3767 BBQ @ the Club 4 pm – 9 pm, 787-707-3535 CYSS SKIES Piano & Guitar Showcase @ the Club, 5 pm, 787-707-3787 Spinning @ Fitness Center, 5:30 pm, 787-707-3767


CYSS/ SAC Basketball Competition: Parent vs. SAC Children @ Bldg. 1000, 3pm, 787-707-3466 CYSS & AHS Varsity Banquet @ 6pm, 787-707-3569 CYSS & AHS Basketball Competition

Parent vs. SAC Children @ Bldg. 1000, 4pm-5pm BBQ @ the Club 4 pm – 9 pm, 787-707-3535


Month End Madness Tournament @ Golf Complex,12:30 pm, 787-707-3980 Celebrate Parent’s Day BBQ MST @ Bldg. 510, 3 pm, 787-707-3826 BBQ at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 4 pm, 787-707-3535

Jun 1

Army Ten Miler Tryout @ Fitness Center, 6 am, 787-707-3277 BBQ Night at Borinquen Lounge & Patio, 4 pm, 787-707-3535


Flea Market @

Exchange Parking Area, 8am – 3 pm, 787-707-3974/5105

FAP Yellow Ribbon 1st MSC, 787-707-3698


at Bio-Bay, Fajardo, 4pm, 787-707-3734


Armed Forces l Racquetball Tournament @ Fitness Center, 9 am, 787-707-3277

Dance Step Aerobics @ Fitness Center 9 am, 787-707-3767 SKIES Tennis @ 10 am, 787-707-3541


FAP 1stSaturday MSC Yellow •Every @ Ribbon,Center: 787-707-3698 Fitness Dance Step Closing Aerobics, am YS Baseball @ 9McArthur Field, Spinning Class, 10:30 am 8:30 am, 787-707-3466 787-707-3767 Strong B.A.N.D.S Event

Fitness On Wheels @ Fitness Center, 9:30 am, 787-707-3767 Outdoor Rec. Trip: Walking like the Indians (Hiking, Caving & History) 787- 707- 3734


Dance Step Aerobics, @ Fitness Center, 9 am, 787-707-3767 SKIES Tennis Lessons @ 10 am, 787-707-3541 Outdoor Rec’s Advanced Scuba Class, 787-707-3734

Jun 2 Skydiving, Falling from the Skies @ Juan Domingo Ruiz, . Arecibo Airport, 787-707-3734

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: Piano, Guitar & Tennis Lessons, 3:00 pm / 4:00 pm, Piano & Guitar Lessons, 2:30 pm • Thursdays & Fridays BBQ, 4:00 pm, at the Community Club & Conference Center • Wednesdays thru Fridays - Lunch-A-Bowl, 11:00 am at Bowling Center / 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:

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