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2013

BUSY BUCKS

KIDS STAYING BUSY!

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT BGCA DAY FOR KIDS ON SEPTEMBER 21. Contest runs June 17 – Aug 23. Submit Busy Bucks Aug 26-30 at the Youth & Teen Center. Age categories are: 5 and under, 6-9, 10-12 and 13-18 still in high school. Camp Adventure included in KSB, maximum $1 per day. Only SOFA status dependents are eligible for prizes. FIND US AT MCCSIWAKUNI.COM/KIDSSTAYBUSY | CONTACT YOUTH & TEEN CENTER 253-6454 FOR DETAILS


Contents JUNE 2013

Features

04 The beach! The pool! The river! Sun and fun! 08 Amuse yourself this summer 14 Time to break out the grill 30 Graduates 32 Taipei Travels

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COVER Photograph: by Andrew suarez from the top of mount Fuji

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AFE MMA Pacific Tour on May 22. MMA fighters and Marines from PMO during a Mixed Martial Arts Clinic at the IronWorks Gym.

Resources

Calendars

Regulars

10 Base Activities 12 Around Japan 22 IronWorks Gym 26 Wellness Services 34 Kids & Parents

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SMP Regional Attractions Group Fitness 日本語カレンダー

Direct from the Director MCX Promotions Entertainment Directory

MCCS Event Calendar

SCAN TO DIGITALLY Bring the Preview with you! This and older issues of the Preview Magazine are available online at MCCSIwakuni.com. For the up-to-date event details, visit MCCSIwakuni.com or like us on facebook at MCCS Iwakuni. M C C S I WA K U N I . c o m |

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Letter from the mccs director

MCCS Director John E. Iwaniec MCCS Deputy Director Robert E. Johnston Support Division Director CW05 Vincent Endresen PREVIEW Magazine is a monthly magazine published by Marine Corps Community Se r v i c e s ’ M a r k e t i n g t o i n f o r m t h e community of events and programs offered by MCCS. The appearance of advertising and sponsor s ’ logos in this publication does not constitute federal government or Marine Corps endorsement. Marketing director / Editor-in-chief Sean McHenry Broadcast Manager J. Michael Browning Public Affairs Specialist Karma Rich Marketing Coordinators Ryan Curtis Kelly Palmer Lead Designer Tina Hong-Sandmel PREVIEW Editor Rachel Inopiquez Graphic designers Sus Fukushima Jong Park Audio/Video Specialists Jacob Hatter Adam McCambridge Marketing assistant Jenna West Commercial Enterprises Atsuko Maeda Kanji Niue Preview Magazine can be contacted via MCCS Marketing at 253-5284 or iwa.mrktg@usmc-mccs.org. For information on advertising your business or sponsoring MCCS events and programs, please call: 0827-794169 or DSN 253-4169. Uncredited photography provided by MCCS employees or stock photography websites. Interested in contributing images? Contact the Marketing Office at 253-5284. この 地内月間情報誌「プレヴュー」に広告を 掲載されませんか?電光掲示板やモニターな ど基地内のその他の媒体による広告や基地 内イベントへの協賛および協賛広告(スポン サーシップ)も募集しています。詳細はMCCS マーケティングの下記連絡先にお問い合わ せください。日本語での対応も可能です。連 絡先:基地外から: 0827-79-5715、基地内線 253-5715. mccsiwakuni.com/sponsorship

Direct Director from the

As we move into the summer months, I am sure everyone is excited about all the wonderful activities available throughout Japan. In concert with the warm weather, MCCS has some new activities available this year so I want to mention a few: We have a full certification class for Ocean Kayaking available through Outdoor Recreation(253-3822) at IronWorks Gym. You can now become qualified to check out kayaks and paddle around the beautiful Japanese coastlines. We also have sailing classes available this summer at Hikari. If you are interested in taking classes for your sailing certification, you can apply with Outdoor Recreation. Upon receipt of your certification, you can then check out sailboats at the Hikari Marina. The facilities at Hikari are very nice including the availability of showers and a nice restaurant for your convenience. With the new Dive Master onboard, we are offering Scuba Diving classes again, so get out there and get your open water certification. With all these great activities and much more, I also want to mention safety. As you may know the summer months bring a lot of opportunity for fun, but these are also the months when we historically have accidents. Please be careful and use the buddy system if you are involved in activities that might jeopardize your safety. Throughout the summer, we are presenting articles on water safety. This month’s article, page 4, provides a safety overview focusing on tips to keep in mind around the pool. Our MCCS Outdoor Recreation team has planned a Whitewater Rafting trip, June 1, Dinner on the River, June 13 and two Hamada Beach Surfing trips for June 21 and 29. For you land lovers, visit Tokyo (June 13-18) or enjoy a trip to Cherry Pick at a local winery with ITT (2534377). Cultural Adaptation (253-6161) offers two trips this month, the first and perhaps their most popular takes place on June 8; join the Rice Planting Experience. On June 28, they host a trip to Miyajima Island. I encourage you to share your experiences as a community writer, our feature article about the Mount Fuji experience, as well as many other articles are contributed from members of our Iwakuni family, sharing their memories and encouraging others to experience everything Japan has to offer both outside and inside the gates. For those who are staying local, Club Iwakuni introduces Taste of Asia, June 8 and Celebrates Fathers with a great brunch on June 16, for details and reservations contact Club Iwakuni at 253-3363. Treat dad to a feast without having to clean up the kitchen! Whatever you have planned, MCCS is here and ready to serve you! Giving Our Best “Semper Fi” John Iwaniec Marine Corps Community Services Director

Who we are Name: Mary Anne Sarmiento Position: IR&R Admin Assistant “What I love about my job is that I get to interact with the community. I have the unique opportunity to be a part of their tour, from the time they attend the WAI to when they get ready to depart and sign up for PCS with Success.

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Don't you wish you were a kid again? April 25, Crazy Hair Day at the CDC. All throughout the month of April children aboard MCAS Iwakuni celebrated Month of the Military Child.

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Home Moscato

If you have not yet joined the Moscato mania, now is the time to experience the delicious white summer wine. Paired with food or enjoyed on its own, there is something delightful about this light and sweet wine. For fun, check out Sutter Home’s website and experiment with Moscato Wine Cocktails; there are so many to choose from. My favorite is “You’re a Peach’. Who can't resist a well- chilled cocktail combo of Moscato wine, peach juice, peach fruit, and peach sorbet during the summer? MCX JUNE Wine Special

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Our Advertising Policy We try to have adequate stock of all advertised items. When out-of-stocks occur, we offer a substitute item of comparable value. This excludes limited offers and special purchase items not regularly available at your MCX. To maximize stock available to our customers, we JUNE limit quantities. No additional discounts on advertised items. Call 253-5641 for details. MCX advertising is part of your benefits as a member of the US military family. If you would like to receive information about our sales and special events via email, please write us at mcxhelp@usmc-mccs.org.

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Aquatics ARTICLE

The beach! The pool! The river! Sun and fun! by Stephanie R. Brown, MA Aquatics Manager

Many people enjoy the summer and the chance to go to the beach, the pool or the river. Here are a few tips to help you have a fun and safe time in or around the water: Sunscreen: No matter what your complexion,

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always wear sunscreen. Sunscreen should be applied approximately 30 minutes prior to going out in the sun and should be reapplied after swimming or if perspiring.

Information for a safe and fun summer at the pool:

Alcohol: Water and alcohol do not mix. More than half of people who drown have consumed alcohol prior to their accident. People who have consumed alcohol are not permitted to use the MCCS swimming pools.

1. Anyone aged 15 and younger must take our swim test in order to swim in all areas of the pool without direct supervision. Direct supervision means a parent or guardian is within arm’s reach of the child at all times. The swim test consists of a 50 meter swim utilizing a recognizable stroke while demonstrating comfort and ease in the water and 2 minutes of treading water. This applies to the indoor pool as well.

False sense of security: Water wings, rafts and inner tubes are not a substitute for parental supervision. Children should always be supervised by an adult whenever they are around water. Most people drown within 10 to 30 feet of safety. Per NAVMED Order P5010-4, which governs all Marine Corps and Navy swimming pools, Coast Guard approved lifejackets and water wings may be worn by non-swimmers and are permitted in the shallow end of the pool only.

Failure to follow facility rules: Lifeguards want all customers to have a good time at their respective facilities but their number one duty is to PREVENT accidents. Sometimes what a customer perceives as fun, a lifeguard knows can be dangerous. The lifeguards are there for the safety of all customers. A complete list of the pool rules can be found at the Indoor and Waterworks swimming pools. They are in English and Japanese.

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2. Anyone aged 9 and younger who does not pass the swim test must have direct supervision at all times. Anyone aged 10 and older who does not pass the swim test must wear a life-jacket. All non swimmers, adults or children must remain in the shallow end at all times. This applies to the indoor pool as well. 3. Eating, drinking and smoking are not permitted in the pool or on the pool deck. The only exception is plain water. 4. Shoes are not permitted on the pool deck. 5. Please do not run in the pool area. The deck is slippery and you may fall and hurt yourself.

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6. Parents, please monitor your children. The lifeguards are there for the safety of everyone in the facility but parental supervision is needed. If you ever have any questions regarding a rule the lifeguards are happy to help or call the Aquatics Manager at 253-4966.


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For ages 5 currently enrolled in Kindergarten through age 12. Mon-Fri 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM CALL SAC AT 253-4769 FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

Curious Minds

Summer Day Camp For ages 4-5 Kindergarten bound in the fall. Mon-Fri 8 AM – 4 PM

CALL CDC AT 253-5584 FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

DoD MWR LIBRARIES

Summer Reading Program

on Bases and Military Installations Worldwide

June 19 - Aug 7

Pack your bags, and discover where reading will take you this summer at the Station Library!

Call 253-3078 for details M C C S I WA K U N I . c o m |

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Entertainment

Featured events June 8, 3-7 PM, Club Iwakuni Ballroom.

Reservations recommended. Call 253-3363 for details.

June 16, 10 AM - 2 PM, Club Iwakuni Ballroom. See page 7 for details.

THEATER

253-5416/3363

253-5291

Dining

Purchase a 10-punch REEL CARD and SKIP THE LINE. Adults $30, Children $15

Wednesday-Thursday, 11 am - 1:30 PM

Serving a wide variety of salad, entrees, desserts, pastas and Asian dishes.

Zen

Reservations recommended. Call 253-3363 for details.

Club Iwakuni Lunch Grand Buffet

FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH

STRIKE ZONE BOWLING CENTER

Men

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TASTE OF ASIA ADVENTURE

Hatha Yoga Meditation Yoga Ashtanga Yoga

253-3495 Sunday-Thursday,

JD's Grille

11 am - 10 PM; Friday &

Monday-Thursday, 6:30 am -

Saturday, 11 am - Midnight

Midnight; Friday, 6:30 am - 2 am; Saturday, 7 am - 2 am;

The Eleventh Frame

Sunday, 7 am - Midnight

Sunday-Thursday, 3-11 PM;

Serving your favorite American dishes.

Friday & Saturday, 3 PM - 1 AM

Paesano Pizza

253-4700

Mondays, 5:30-9:30 PM

All you can eat pizza buffet.

TORII Video Rental

253-6578

Every 3rd Monday, 6-9 PM

Skaters must be at least 10 years old or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Tuesdays, 5-9 PM

Pick your favorite pasta ingredients & let us cook it for you. Salad & dessert included.

This Yoga Class for men will focus on strength, stretching and relaxation techniques taught by our certified Yoga instructors.

This is a Yoga Class for men with the focus on strength, stretch and relaxation techniques taught by our certified Yoga instructors.

Call 253-5051/5126 for details

XTREMEWORKs SKATE PARK

BINGO

Italian Night

June 15, 9-11 AM IronWorks Gym

WOOD HOBBY SHOP 253-5320 Wednesday-Friday, 11 AM - 1 PM & 4-8 PM; Saturdays, 8 am - 8 PM;

Mongolian Night

Sundays, Noon - 8 PM

Wednesdays, 5-9 PM

Safety Class

Create your own Mongolian style dish for our chefs to cook for you.

Saturdays, Noon - 1 PM

Sunday Brunch

MOBILE CANTEEN

Sundays, 10 AM - 2 PM

253-4108

Gather your friends for a delicious spread of your favorite brunch dishes.

Regularly scheduled runs throughout the air station.

Catering 253-3382

Take a load off at your next event and let Club Iwakuni cater the meal. We also offer speciality birthday cakes.

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Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM;

Single Marine Program (SMP) See page 15. Hornet's Nest 253-3585

Marine Lounge 253-5368

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BINGO $1,900 IN CASH PRIZES GUARANTEED

EVERY 3 RD MONDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS)

CLUB IWAKUNI TALBOTS DINING ROOM AGES 18 & OLDER

6-9 PM


Entertainment

Clubs Indian Joe's //Officers

Command Roll Off June 7 5-7 PM Happy Hour Every Friday 5-7 PM Variety DJ Friday Nights

K-bar

//Staff NCO Hard Charger Night June 18 5-7 PM

CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY JUNE 16 10 AM - 2 PM CLUB IWAKUNI BALLROOM $16.95 ADULTS $7.95 KIDS AGES 5-10

Happy Hour Every Friday 6-8 PM Variety DJ Friday Nights

Landing Zone

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED CALL 253-3363 FOR DETAILS

//JR. Enlisted Leaders Night June 21 5-7 PM

Country Music Every Wednesday 8 PM - Midnight

Paesano

pizza

Hip Hop Music Every Friday 8 PM - 2 AM Happy Hour Every Friday 7-9 PM

mondays

Variety DJ Saturday Nights

Ballroom //All Ranks

Latin Music Wednesday Nights Reggae Music First Friday Latin Music First Saturday Techno & Dance Third Friday Country Music Third Saturday Hip Hop Music Last Friday

All you can eat Pizza Buffet C lu b I w a k u n i l a n d i n g Zo n e D i n i n g Ro o m

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Travel Article

AMUSE YOURSELF THIS SUMMER by Jessica Guthrie, Community Writer

all ages to Japan offers a number of amusement theme parks for people of to consider enjoy. Here are a handful of options across the country for you Tours and visiting while stationed in Iwakuni. Don’t forget that Information, ing your trip. Travel (ITT), located in Crossroads Mall, can assist you in plann Fuji-Q Highland If you’re heading to the Mount Fuji area, Fuji-Q Highland theme park has a number of roller coasters for thrill seekers, as well as family-friendly attractions, such as Thomas Land, featuring Thomas the Train and friends. Among other rides, Fuji-Q Highland is the home of the Dodonpa, a ride 52 meters tall, that accelerates to 172 km/h. It is the fourth fastest in the world and has the highest acceleration at launch time. About 10 hours by car Adult: ¥5,000 / AGES 12-17: ¥4,500 / Ages 3-11: ¥3,700

Tokyo Disney Resort Tokyo Disney Resort is celebrating its 30 anniversary this year, dubbed “The Happiness Year.” Resort parks include Disneyland, Disney Sea (a park exclusive to Tokyo), and a “Downtown Disney”-type park called Ikspiari. While Frontierland has been renamed Westernland, Americans can still expect to see some of the classic rides they love: Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion and Big Thunder Mountain.

Universal Studios Japan Universal Studios Japan features many of the attractions Americans are familiar with, such as the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Shrek 4D, as well as classics Jaws and Back to the Future: The Ride. Young guests may enjoy Sesame Street’s 4D Movie Magic and kids’ rides, such as the Cat in the Hat.

About 10 hours, 30 minutes by car Adult 1-day passport: ¥6.200 / AGES 12-17: ¥5,300 / AGES 4-11: ¥4,100 / AGES 3 & under: free

About 5 hours by car Adult: ¥6,600 / AGES 4-11: ¥4,500 / AGES 3 & under: free / AGES 65 & older:¥5,900

Resort Nag ashima Nagashima Resort incudes a spa, hotel, amusement park, flower park and outlet mall. The amusement park, Nagashima Spaland, boasts several roller coasters, thrill rides, kid rides, the giant Aurora Ferris Wheel, and Joyful Waterpark, which is only open during the summer. Young guests will enjoy Anpanman’s Children’s Museum and Park. About 6 hours, 15 minutes by car Prices vary depending on what attraction is visited.

MCAS IWAKUNI

Washuzan Hig hland

Sp ace World

An ocean view theme park with a Brazilian flavor, Washuzan Highland features bungee jumping, thrill rides and swimming pool. This park is family friendly, with traditional carnival rides, such as merry-go-rounds, carnival games and Jango kid’s zone.

Those who have a fascination with outer space will enjoy the attractions, rides and entertainment Space World provides. Popular attractions include the Space Museum, Mission to Mars ride, Black Hole Scramble roller coaster and Zaturn “rocket” coaster. For young children, there is Lucky Land, with small rides and attractions, and for hot summer days, guests can enjoy the MuNa Water Park. About 2 hours, 30 minutes by CAR Adult: ¥4,200 / Ages 6-11: ¥3,150 / AGES 4-5: ¥1,050 / AGES 3 & under: free

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About 3 hours by car Adult: ¥2,500 / AGES 4-11: ¥2,000 / AGES 3-5: ¥1,500 / AGES 50 & OVER: ¥1,500


Celebrating ON BASE SPECIALS/ACTIVITIES JULY 3 FIRECRACKER FUN RUN 10:45 AM Penny Lake Celebrate Independence Day with the Firecracker Fun Run. This community fun run is open to all base personnel. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in the following categories; men, women, parent & child 9 and under, parent & child 10 and older and stroller.

CLUB IWAKUNI Free Mongolian BBQ for those guests with a meal price within 25¢ of $17.76.

JULY 4

EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. CONTACT INFORMATION AND REFERRAL FOR TIME, LOCATION AND ADDITIONAL FESTIVALS AT 253-4197. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS RECOMMENDED, PARKING WILL BE LIMITED. PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY FOR A GOOD VIEWING AREA.

CLUB IWAKUNI In celebrating our 237 birthday, all deserts are $2.37 at JD’s Grille.

FOOD COURT Celebrate our Nations freedom with free deliveries all day. Any food court receipt ending with “76” gets a free scoop of ice cream from Baskin Robins. Free movies showing at 1, 4 and 7 PM and one free hot dog for each guest. Movie Listings available at mccsiwakuni.com/sakura Bowling games are 50¢ per person all day with cosmic bowling finishing in the evening. There will be entertainment outside for the kids, weather permitting, from 11 AM - 4 PM.

PATRIOT PEN CLASS July 4-5, 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM Wood Hobby Shop Make your own patriotic pen from naturally colored red, white and blue wood. Instruction and wood is $10, pen kit sold separately (6 different kits available). Five participants per class, sign-up by July 1.

HIROSHIMA PORT

July 20, 8-9 PM

(In case of bad weather, it will be postponed to July 28)

(In case of bad weather, it will be postponed to July 21)

SAKURA THEATER

STRIKE ZONE

SHIN-MINATO FIREWORK FESTIVAL

Kick off the firework season at Iwakuni port, there will be plenty of entertainment and food for the entire family.

OTAKE/WAKI FIREWORK FESTIVAL July 22, 8:10-9 PM

July 27, 8-9 PM

A very popular display of about 10,000 fireworks at Hiroshima Port.

KINTAI FIREWORKS FESTIVAL August 3, 8-9:30 PM Kintai Bridge area, Iwakuni

This is a riverside fireworks festival on Oze river near the Yamato-bashi Bridge in Otake.

6,000 fireworks will be set off over Kintai Bridge. There is plenty of entertainment thought the day including food vendors, Taiko drum, brass band and more.

FIREWORK FESTIVAL IN HIKARI CITY

MIYAJIMA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

July 27, 8-9 PM

Aug 11, 7:40-8:50 PM

(In case of rain, it will be postponed to July 28)

Around 5,300 fireworks are launched from boats just off the north shore of Miyajima Island. Itsukushima shrine offers the best viewing point.

(In case of bad weather, it will be postponed to July 23)

Watch the firework near Nijigahama beach in Hikari city!

activities

FUN


Base activities

Retail / Services / Hospitality MCX 253-5641

MCX Furniture Annex

Services+

HEAD TO TOE SALON

253-4723

253-4708

Wednesday - Thursdays

Our services include keymaking, satellite receivers for rent, FedEx shipping, trophy & plaque production, wood & metal engraving, customized stamps, business cards, dog tags, copying and outgoing faxes. We also sell shipping boxes and accept Military Star Cards. Please allow several days for packing during high volume seasons.

We offer a wide range of hair, nail care, ear piercing and waxing services. (Military Priority Appts: Thursdays, 10 AM - 2 PM) Stylists and nail technicians will be available for uniformed service members during these hours. If the time slots have not been filled by 5 PM that preceding Tuesday, we will open the slots to the general public. Cancellation Policy: Please visit our website for our cancellation policy.

FOUR SEASONS GIFT SHOP

Noon - 6 PM

Find the perfect gift for any occasion at Four Seasons gift shop. Located on the second floor of the MCX.

253-6621

Compucare 253-6751

Located in the MCX Soundshop. Our service techs can remove viruses, back-up and recover data and improve software optimization.

Military Clothing Sales Store The MCX offers a full range of Marine Corps uniforms and a select number of Navy uniform items. A limited selection of items can also be found at the Northside Marine Mart. Special orders are available.

Special Orders We’ll ask our buyer if we can get the items you request. It usually takes at least 3 business days to confirm availability. A 30% deposit is due when we open your special order and the balance is due when you receive your special order.

TORII PINES GOLF PRO SHOP 253-3402

We offer a wide variety of equipment and accessories from golf balls and clubs, to shoes and apparel.

Join Bob

Got an empty house? Shop at the Annex located across the street from the main Post Office for all your furniture and decoration needs.

STARCH & STRIPES 253-4742

We provide laundering, dry cleaning, tailoring, alterations, mending and repairs. For alternations there is an additional 20% charge for 72 hour pick-up. This is based on availability. Please see an associate for details. Next day pick-up is available for laundering at an additional 50% charge. Items must be dropped off by 2:30 PM and picked up the next day after 4 PM. Same day pick up is available at an additional 100% charge. Items must be dropped off before 9:30 AM & pick-up the same day after 4 PM.

TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF) 253-3221

We provide accommodations for all official TAD and guests with PCS orders. Our facilities also provide accommodation to authorized travelers on a space available basis.

looking for

customize

Your souvenir with an engraved

plaque Colleague, graduate, award winner, honorable guest

Allow a week for services during PCS season. Call services+ 253-4723 for details.

Watch & Jewelry Repair Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 AM - 3 PM

Fuji Optical 253-4758

We fill orders for contacts and glasses, plus we supply the latest in sunglasses. Located at the Northside Marine Mart Complex.

a job with MCCS!

Click on the QR code, visit usmc-mccs.org/careers, or call 253-3030 for a detailed job description.

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HIROSHIMA AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE 253-4377

Transportation to the Hiroshima Airport must be made two days in advance.

STORAGE UNITS 253-4385

Convenient storage for extra furniture, sporting gear and other household items that need a place to stay. Accessible 24-hours a day.

NAF Property Sales MCCS will begin sales of excess and obsolete equipment and other items to the general public. Please contact MCCS Supply/ Property Control at 253-3262 or email ombiwasupply@ usmc-mccs.org for further information.

Career Opportunities Club Iwakuni Club Iwakuni Club Iwakuni Food Court Food Court MCX MCX CDC CDC Car Rental

Waitstaff NA-3 ID Checker NF-1 Food & Beverage Manager NF-3 Food Service Worker NA-2 Food Service Assistant Manager NF-3 Senior Sales Associate NF-2 Divisional Sales Manager NF-3 Custodial Worker NA-1 Program Assistant CY-1 Operations Associate NF-2

$10.29 $7.25-$10.09 $11.02-$15.21 $9.50 $11.02-$15.21 $8.71-$12.86 $11.02-$15.21 $8.76 $9.86 $8.71-$12.86


Base activities

Auto AUTO SKILLS CENTER

JCI Loaner Vehicles

253-5325

Whether you are looking to repair, restore or just clean your vehicle, the Auto Skills Center has what you need!

Loaners are for JCI patrons and are limited to local usage within 50km of base. Vehicles available on a first come, first served basis.

Vehicle Re-Sale Lot

JCI Inspection

Need to sell your vehicle? The Re-Sale Lot is located across from the Launderette, next to the Theater. Stop by the Auto Skills Center to register your vehicle.

Have your JCI Inspection performed by our professional mechanics at Typhoon Motors.

Project Bay $6/day

Available on a first come, first served basis. We provide state of the art tools, engine hoist, hydraulic transmission jack and more.

TYPHOON MOTORS 253-4385

We offer a variety of services to keep your vehicle running smooth. Feel free to contact our knowledgeable and friendly staff about your automotive needs.

Maintenance Services Services include oil & filter change, brake & radiator work, stereo installation, diagnostic checks, tire work, troubleshooting, clutch repair, part & accessory orders and more.

Towing Services MONDAY-SATURDAY, 8 AM - 4:30 PM CLOSED SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS

Title Changes Get your vehicle title changed for $45.

Vehicle Pre-Purchase Safety Inspection

Hiking

trip Seven Falls Hike: July 13, 8 Am - 5 PM

New to Iwakuni or just buying another vehicle? We’ll check it over and provide any findings along with an estimate for needed repairs.

VEHICLE RENTAL

Hike among some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Japan and prepare for Mount Fuji. This hike is rated difficult and is geared to experienced hikers in good physical condition. Bring your own snacks, sack lunch, water and yen for shopping at market. Ages 10 and older are eligible to participate. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A $15 transportation fee is due at the Outdoor Recreation Office when you sign up. Registration opens June 13.

253-4245

Our well-maintained rental fleet consists of small pickup trucks, passenger vans and cars. Make reservations in advance. We also offer towable BBQ grills and propane tanks for rent.

Early Drop Off Plan Customers using the Early Drop Off Plan JUNE return rental cars at any time prior to the date and time the vehicle is due back. Additional fees will be applied to vehicles returned dirty or without a full tank of gas. There is no early drop-off for vehicles involved in accidents.

Extend 1/2 Day for 1/2 Price Rent a car for at least one day and extend it for half day on the return day for ½ price. Offer not retroactive. Customers must sign-up for special at time of rental. Unless entire reservation is canceled there is no refund on this special.

Call 253-3822 for details

DIY DO IT YOURSELF

JULY Independence Day WOOD HOBBY SHOP

FEATURING

JULY 4 & 5

11 AM, 1 PM & 3 PM

SAFETY CLASS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

FEE: $10.00

MAKE YOUR VERY OWN!

Patriot Pen making PERFECT FOR GIFTS

Call 253-5320 for details. M C C S I WA K U N I . c o m |

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Around japan

Information, Tours & Travel (ITT) 253-4377

We can assist you with all your travel needs. Directions, tours, brochures and suggestions can be found in our office located in Crossroads Mall. Sign-up for all trips start 2 months before event date. Sign-up is first come, first served, so sign up early. Prices vary per event, stop by ITT office to learn more about trip pricing and itinerary. MCCS Iwakuni ITT

KOKURA GION DRUM FESTIVAL

NIGHT SAFARI TRIP

JULY 20, 11 AM - 11 PM

SIGN-UP STARTS JUNE 17

PRICE: AGES 12 & UP $35,

PRICE: AGES 12 & UP $51,

AGES 11 & UNDER $25

AGES 4-11 $31, AGES 3 & UNDER

The festival is held at the Kokura Castle in Kita Kyushu City from 4 - 7 PM. Check out the River Walk Shopping Mall near the castle.

(BUS SEAT ONLY) $20

PYRAMID LANTERN FESTIVAL

AUGUST 17, 4-11:30 PM

Safari Land will be lit up at night and you will have a chance to see nocturnal animals. We’ll explore the wildlife zone by bus, after that you will have free time at the petting zoo area.

JULY 27, 1 PM - MIDNIGHT

KOCHI SUNDAY MARKET TRIP JUNE 2

CHERRY PICKING & WINERY JUNE 23, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

HISTORICAL TOWN “BIKAN” & SHOPPING IN KURASHIKI JUNE 8, 7:30 AM - 7 PM

Enjoy exploring the preserved Bikan area (street of Japanese black & white walls along the canal) and Mitsui Premium Outlet where you’ll find Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Cold Stone Ice Cream, Starbucks and more!

Fresh sweet cherries await you at the all-you-can-eat orchard greenhouse, and you can purchase cherries to take home. Enjoy tasting delicious local wines at Miyoshi Winery. There are souvenir stores and a kids’ playground, too.

PRICE: AGES 12 & UP $35,

SPACE WORLD TRIP

AGES 11 & UNDER $25

AUGUST 24, 11 AM - MIDNIGHT

Experience this beautiful, traditional Japanese summer event in Kyushu, featuring towering pyramids of lanterns to celebrate Japanese folk culture. There is a mall at the train station where you can enjoy food and shopping.

YANAI GOLDFISH FESTIVAL AUGUST 13, 4-10:30 PM

SIGN-UP STARTS JUNE 24 PRICE: AGES 12 & UP $83, AGES 6-11 $62, AGES 4-5 $40, AGES 3 & UNDER (BUS SEAT ONLY) $28

Enjoy fantastic and thrilling rides at a space-themed amusement park located in Kyushu. Fun for all ages enjoy rides, swimming pool, food and more! Price includes bus transportation and park admission fee.

SHIMONOSEKI AQUARIUM

SIGN-UP STARTS JUNE 13

JUNE 29, 8 AM - 5:30 PM

AGES 11 & UNDER $8

AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 2

TOKYO FUN TRIP

ADULT $58, AGES 6-11 $37,

SIGN-UP STARTS JULY 1

JUNE 13-18, JULY 3-8,

AGES 3-5 $32, AGES 2 & UNDER $25

JULY 31 - AUGUST 5 or

You will see lots of sea creatures, enjoy a dolphin show, a seal show and more.

Enjoy the local Festival. Goldfish floats, goldfish lanterns, food booths, music, a walk down the White Wall Street, fireworks and more!

AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 2 BUS SEAT ONLY: ADULT $162,

PRICE: AGES 12 & UP $11,

AGES 11 & UNDER $128 CONTACT ITT FOR PRICING

We will visit Tokyo Tower, Asakusa Temple Village and Odaiba Shopping Mall. ITT offers optional tours to Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea.

SASEBO NAVY BASE TOUR JUNE 22, OR AUGUST 10, 7 AM - 11:30 PM PRICE: Adult $38, AGES 11 & UNDER $26

Enjoy shopping at NEX on base and/or downtown Sasebo. Optional 99 Island Cruise is also available.

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MT. ASO & KUMAMOTO

CONTACT ITT FOR PRICING

Enjoy 3 days visiting Kusasenri Plateau, Mt. Aso volcano, a scenic tram ride and more.

NINJA TRAINING: DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? JULY 4-6 CONTACT ITT FOR PRICING

We will visit Shigaraki Tanuki Village where you will see Tanuki statues. Then we will go to a Ninja Village for a full day Ninja experience! An English speaking guide will be available as you will be provided a Ninja costume and participate in Ninja training activities. Sightseeing Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto on the last day.

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Around japan

Cultural Adaptation 253-6165

Let us help you transition smoothly into Japanese culture. We offer information on local events and customs as well as classes ranging from beginning Japanese to local cuisine cooking classes. Pre-registration for Cultural Adaptation classes and tours are required in person at Bldg. 411, Rm 101. Minimum of 5 people required for tours. Free childcare reimbursement for initial cultural tour MCCS Iwakuni IRR

RICE PLANTING EXPERIENCE JUNE 8, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

CULTURAL TOUR TO MIYAJIMA ISLAND

FEES: ¥500

JUNE 28, 9 AM - 4 PM

TENNO, IWAKUNI

FEES: ¥315 (RICE SCOOP),

Join the local nationals in a traditional rice planting event. Please bring participation fee at sign-up.

¥340 (FERRY) LIMITED TO 40

VENTURE OUT FOR FLOWER ARRANGEMENT JUNE 13, 9 AM - 3 PM FEES: ¥260 (BUS FAIR) LOTO Flower shop, IWAKUNI

You will have a chance to do a flower arrangement, Japanese style! Bring extra yen for incidentals.

CULTURAL ADAPTATION

PARTICIPANTS AGES 5 & OLDER, TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED

See the Shinto shrine, Buddhist temples and wild deer. You will also decorate a rice scoop, which is one of the island’s specialty souvenirs. Please bring exact change for the fees and extra yen to cover lunch and other expenses.

CULTURAL TOUR: TOKO-TOKO TRAIN July 26, 10 AM - 4 PM

Take a ride on the Toko-Toko Train through the Kirara Yume Tunnel. We will stop at the Pure Line Nishiki rest area on our way back to base for specialty souvenirs of wasabi and konnyaku. Participation fees paid at registration. Nishiki-gawa Seiryu Line: Adults ¥730, Child (Ages6-11) ¥370. Toko-Toko Train: Adults ¥500, Child (Ages 4-11) ¥250. Bring lunch and yen to cover additional purchases. Sign-up begins June 26 at the IR&R office in Bldg. 411, Rm. 101. Call 253-6161 for details.

Information & Referral (I&R) 253-4197

I&R provides information and referrals to appropriate agencies on and off base and coupons for the Commissary. We also have information on local sightseeing, maps, restaurants, shopping guides and cultural events such as those mentioned below available at the I&R office and at mccsiwakuni.com. The information provided here is to inform the community about off base events in the local area. These are not cultural guided tours. MCCS Iwakuni IRR

CORMORANT FISHING JUNE 1 - SEPTEMBER 10

FUNOTANI HOTARU (FIREFLIES)

12:30-2 PM & 7-9 PM

MONTH OF JUNE, 8 PM ONWARDS,

NEAR KINTAI BRIDGE

FUNOTANI AREA IN NISHIKI TOWN,

The cormorant fishing performance is back. This is a traditional method of fishing; fishermen use cormorant birds on leashes to catch fish. Enjoy a summer night watching this unique event near the Kintai Bridge. The daytime performances are available on weekends and Japanese holidays only and a reservation is required.

Enjoy a peaceful evening watching fireflies illuminate the night near a clear creek in the Funotani area.

IRIS FESTIVAL IN HIKARI CITY JUNE 1-16; 9 AM - 5 PM,

HOFU KITA-KICHI AIR SHOW JUNE 2, 9 AM - 3 PM

“HANA-TA-UE” RICE PLANTING IN MIBU JUNE 2, 9 AM - 3 PM KITA-HIROSHIMA TOWN

The Mibu rice planting festival is an ancient rural folk ritual celebrated with colorful costumes, parades of decorated cattle, dancing and prayers to the Shinto rice god “Sanbai”.

KANMURIYAMA PARK

Enjoy colorful iris flowers in the Japanese garden. There will also be stage events on weekends.

Martial arts groups will be performing at Itsukushima Shrine. You can witness different styles of traditional martial arts. Entry fee to the shrine is required.

JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS PERFORMANCE JUNE 2, Starting at NOON MIYAJIMA ISLAND

HOFU KITA AIR BASE, HOFU CITY

This Japan Air Self-Defense Force base will open to the public for the air show. There will be ground displays, stage events and food vendors.

TOUKASAN JUNE 7-9, NOON - 11 PM, DOWNTOWN HIROSHIMA

This festival is also known as Yukata Matsuri. For three days, there will be hundreds of street stalls with games and snack foods along Chuo Dori Avenue.

KINTAIKYO IRIS FESTIVAL JUNE 8 & 9, 9 AM - 4 PM KIKKO PARK

Come out and see the beautiful purple and white iris flowers that welcome visitors strolling Kikko Park; there will be snack vendors and events. In case of heavy rain this event may be cancelled.

AJISAI (HYDRANGEA) FAIR JUNE 21-23, 9 AM - 6 PM (LAST ADMISSION AT 4 PM), KASHINOKI CONFECTIONERY IN YANAI CITY

Yanai Flower Land and Kashinoki Confectionery will host a hydrangea fair and dessert buffet (9 AM - 4 PM). There will be a shuttle service from Flower Land to the confectionery.

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COOKING Article

TIME TO BREAK OUT THE GRILL

We love to grill whenever and whatever we can. Recently, we ran out of our favorite bottled BBQ sauce at the last minute and experimented with foods from our pantry. After a few trials and errors we came up with a great, easy to make BBQ sauce that has just a bit of a bite and a hint of Asian flavor. It’s now a regular in our kitchen; try it on steaks, pork, salmon, chicken or anything else you throw on the grill. We hope you enjoy our happy accident as much as we do!

Basic BBQ Sauce Ingredients Ketchup 2 c Soy Sauce ⅔c Cider Vinegar ¼ c Mirin (Sweet Sake) ¼c Sake ¼c 2 tbsp Sesame Oil Worcestershire Sauce ¼c Brown Sugar (firmly packed) ¼c 2 tbsp Molasses 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard Hot Red Chilies, 2 or to taste Dried, Seeds Removed 1 tbsp Chili Powder 2 tps Liquid Smoke ½ tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper

Method: tive saucepan. 1. Combine all ingredients in a non-reac . heat high 2. Bring to a boil over medium5 minutes or until sauce is 10-1 3. Reduce heat to medium and simmer ly to keep from burning. dark, thick and rich, stirring frequent pepper to taste. 4. Adjust sweetness, sourness and hot

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Side Dishes on the Grill When we think of grilling, we think of meat - big Flintstone sized hunks of it. But, veggies and fruits are great on the grill too! In fact, if you balance out your plate with produce, your brontosaurus steak can fit right in with your health goals. When grilling veggies, don’t forget the flavor! Salad dressings make a great marinade or try a dry spice rub. Almost any dried spice blend will do; try lemon pepper, Cajun spice or even a toss in curry paste. Always turn frequently to get that smoky char without burning your dinner! Some ideas for great grilled sides: Corn on the cob Place directly on the grill and rotate to get grill “stripes” down the length of the cob. Serve with a sprinkle of chili powder and a squeeze of lime. Potatoes (or SWEET) Cut large ones in half then pierce with a fork all over, roll in oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place directly on the grill grate or wrap in foil and place in the coals. Asparagus Cooks well lain crosswise across the grill grates to keep from falling into the flame. Vegetable skewers Fast and convenient; use similar sized items so that they cook ev e n ly. W h ole mu s h ro om , cherry tomato, yellow pepper and onion skewers go great with that steak!

Salad on the grill! Grill romaine lettuce halves for 2-3 minutes or just until slightly w i lted . S e r ve w it h Caesa r dressing and parmesan cheese or with blue cheese dressing and chopped bacon pieces. Whatever you decide to grill, remember the main reason we BBQ- being outside in the fresh air with the company of good friends and family is the best seasoning that any meal could have!

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“Grilling, broiling, barbecuing whatever you want to call it - is an art, Smaller vegetable not just a matter of building a pyre Pieces, foil packets are the way and throwing on a piece of meat as a to go. Just use a double layer of sacrifice to the gods of the stomach.” foil to keep them from bursting. -James Beard, 'Beard on Food'

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SMP Base activities

HORNET’S NEST // NORTHSIDE BLDG.. 1347 // OPEN 24/7 MARINE LOUNGE // 2ND FLOOR CROSSROADS // SUN-THUR: 10 AM-MIDNIGHT // FRI, SAT & HOL: 10 AM - 2 AM

Lounges

SMP Yanai Sport Land Go Cart Trip

Marine Lounge 253-5368

Pool Tournaments Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays, 2-6 PM Saturdays are Nine-Ball Tournaments and Sundays are Eight-Ball Tournaments. Prizes are awarded to 1st and 2nd place.

Chess Tournament JUNE 8, 3 PM Trophies and t-shirts will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place.

Ping-Pong Tournament JUNE 15, 3-5 PM Best two out of three matches for 11 points. Trophies and t-shirts will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place.

Hornet’s Nest 253-3585

SMP Committee Meeting JUNE 5, 10-11 AM This is for all representatives and other SMP supporters. Quality of life issues for single and unaccompanied military members will be addressed.

Upcoming Events SMP SASEBO DAY TRIP

// JUNE 15, 7 AM - 11:30 PM

8 Ball Pool Tournament JUNE 21, 6:30-9 PM Registration starts at 6:30 PM and the tournament begins at 7 PM. Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place.

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TRANSPORTATION $25 Join us for day trip to Sasebo Navy Base! Enjoy shopping at the NEX on base or in downtown Sasebo. Try the famous “Sasebo Burger”or eat at Chili’s. Transportation from the Base will be provided to Saikai Pearl Sea Resort. Enjoy the 99 Island Cruise and Resort for ¥1,200.

SMP YANAI SPORT LAND GO CART TRIP // JUNE 22, 11 AM - 7 PM

TRANSPORTATION $10 GO CARTS RIDE ¥2,100 Join us for a day trip to Yanai Sport Land and Mr. Max. Race go carts on the 720 meter track with speeds up to 60km/hr! After racing, shop at Mr. Max and dine at a variety of eateries within the shopping complex.

TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT // JUNE 25, 6:30-9 PM, HORNET’S NEST

FREE ENTRY Try your hand in our Texas Hold'em Tournament! Registration begins at 6:30 PM and the tournament starts at 7 PM. First and second place will receive prizes!

SMP is open to single & unaccompanied service members only. SMP event sign-ups start 30 days prior to regular trips and 60 days for overnight trips. Deadline is one week prior unless otherwise noted. Transportation and hotel fees are due upon sign-up. M C C S I WA K U N I . c o m |

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Regional Attractions

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AUGUST

Concerts

Concerts

Concerts

6/5 6/7 6/8-9 6/9-10 6/21 6/25

7/1-5 7/14-16 7/17-18 7/25 7/28

8/8 Nas // Yokohama 8/10-11 Summer Sonic-MEtallica, linkin park, john legend, earth wind&fire & MORE // Tokyo/Osaka 8/21 Thirty Seconds to Mars // Tokyo 8/26 Jason Mraz // Tokyo

Helloween // Tokyo Steve Hackett // Kawasaki Karyn White // Tokyo Fujitsu Concord Jazz Festival // Tokyo Van Halen // Tokyo Emi Meyer // Hiroshima

Sporting/other Events 6/1-3 Yukata Festival // Hiroshima Revolution moto rd.2 6/2 // Okayama 6/21-23, 25-27 CARP BASEBALL // Hiroshima Warrior Dash MUD RACE 6/22 // Naeba Ski Resort

Sarah Brightman // Tokyo Kyle Eastwood // Tokyo Dionne Warwick // Tokyo Sound Of Music - Von Trapp Singers // Tokyo Fuji Rock Festival // Naeba Ski Resort

Sporting/other Events 7/5-7, 15-17, 26-28, 30-31

CARP BASEBALL // Hiroshima 7/10,13,31 Sanfrecce SOCCER // Hiroshima 7/7-21 Sumo Tournament // Aichi Fireworks Display 7/28 // Hiroshima Port

Sporting/other Events 8/1, 6-11, 23-25, 27-29 CARP BASEBALL // Hiroshima 8/10, 17, 31 Sanfrecce SOCCER // Hiroshima 8/23-27 Hiroshima INTERNATIONAL Animation Festival // Hiroshima

Dates and times subject to change. For additional information visit Information and Referral (I&R) in the Travel Center at Crossroads.

(0827-29-0405 FAX 0827-29-0406 DSN 253-3764/3841 satoshi.otani@academytravel.jp

JUNE 2013 SPECIAL From Hiroshima Airport

DESTINATION

DEPARTURE DATE

LOS ANGELES

June 10-30/ Up to 1 month

SAN FRANCISCO

June 10-30/ Up to 1 month

HONOLULU

June 1-30/ Up to 1 month

SAIPAN

June 1-29/ Up to 14 days

BANGKOK(THAILAND)

June 1-29/ Up to 1 month * Airfare and tax may vary depending on availability, destination, routing, etc.

BEGINNING FARE

¥59,000 + tax ¥59,000 + tax ¥59,500 + tax ¥46,000 + tax ¥40,800 + tax

From Fukuoka Airport DESTINATION

DEPARTURE DATE

TAIPEI (TAIWAN)

June 1-30/ Up to 10 days

HONG KONG

June 1-30/ Up to 14 days

BANGKOK(THAILAND)

June 1-30/ Up to 5 days

MANILA(PHILIPPINES)

June 1-30/ Up to 6 months * Airfare and tax may vary depending on availability, destination, routing, etc.

BEGINNING FARE

¥20,400 + tax ¥30,500 + tax ¥29,500 + tax ¥41,500 + tax

From Osaka Kansai Airport DESTINATION

DEPARTURE DATE

NEW YORK CITY

June 1-30/ Up to 1 month * Airfare and tax may vary depending on availability, destination, routing, etc.

BEGINNING FARE

¥37,800 + tax

基地内外どなたでもご利用できます。お気軽にお問い合わせ下さい。 上記料金には各国税金等は含まれておりません。

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We sell DISCOUNT tickets on all airlines to all destinations and also make reservations for rental cars, hotels, tours overseas, etc. If you are planning to travel overseas or domestically by plane, please make a quick phone call to our office before purchasing tickets on-line or elsewhere! We can then confirm if you have a good rate OR we can offer an even cheaper rate. You are then guaranteed obtaining the lowest fare. Our professional reservation staff will try their best to offer you a schedule that suits your criteria at great budget prices. When you are next considering a trip, feel free to contact us for a quote! Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM • Saturday: 9:30 AM - 3 PM Closed Sundays & Japanese Holidays We sell tickets on all airline to all destinations. Price may vary depending on seat availability, departure/return date. For more details, please feel free to contact us.


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Open Everyday: 9 AM - 5 PM Phone: (0827)24-2468 Email: info@toyojisyo.co.jp

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Open Hours 11 AM - 3 PM & 5 PM - 9 PM

Houses and Apartments for RENT Honda Houses and Land AIU Uhei Sushi for SALE

Hiroshima Airport Shuttle Service

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Call 253-4377 for details or visit the Travel Center in the Crossroads Mall. Open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Closed Sundays)

CAR SALES WHERE THE CUSTOMER ALWAYS COMES FIRST!

Located just out the Main Gate, across the railroad tracks to your right.

Best Cars, Best Prices, Best Warranty, Best Service- Period! Year after year, MCAS Iwakuni families make TnT Car Sales their first choice for clean, late model, used vehicles. JCI, Road Tax and license included!

We Buy Your Junk Cars! White Plate: $125 Yellow Plate: $50

Accident & Fire Insurance

(Delivered to TNT; $20 for pick-up on base)

• Short-term, Interest Free Financing • Easily Understood Written Warranty • JCI & Title Changes • On-Base Pick-Up Available

0827-22-0296 Kazue Matsumoto ACE Agent

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The Heart of The Land of The Rising Sun by Abby Collins, Community Writer

Mt. Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan at 12,388 feet Over 100,000 visitors travel to Mt. Fuji every year Climbing season opens the first week of July and ends the last week of August


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apan is known as “the land of the rising sun.” In the year and a half I have lived here, I have witnessed some of the most breathtaking sunrises I have ever seen in my life. The way the sun kisses the Japanese skies each day is truly something remarkable and can only be translated in an artist’s painting. In order to truly appreciate “the land of the rising sun,” I decided I had to climb Mt. Fuji before I left Japan. In August of 2012, I did just that and I rounded up a group consisting of my fiancé, my sister who was visiting from the states, three good friends from college who are from Japan and myself. We started in Tokyo and departed from a central location on a tour bus filled with 50 other Mt. Fuji enthusiasts including a tour guide. Unfortunately, our tour guide only spoke Japanese so we relied heavily on my friends for translation. I would recommend booking a trip with Outdoor Recreation or the Single Marine Program (SMP). Two and a half hours later, we arrived at station 5 our starting point. When we got off the bus, we purchased some climbing sticks and then started to ascend around noon. Our guide told us we would be hiking at a slow pace in order to minimize any adverse effect of the altitude, and he gave us some tips on how to breathe as we reached higher ground. I wasn’t too concerned about this since we had each packed a small oxygen tank. Nevertheless, I appreciated the frequent stops because it made the hike feel less daunting. As we continued, all I could see around me were streams of people from all over the world, each trekking along the dirt path. The magnitude of the adventure we had embarked upon had not yet hit me. Everyone was happy and in good spirits and for a moment I thought this was going to be much easier than what I had prepared for.

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We finally arrived at station 8.5 around 10 PM. We would be resting here in a large cabin overnight. When we entered, we removed our boots and wet clothes and slowly hobbled over to a table to sit and eat our dinner.

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Shortly after thinking this, the beautiful trees and plants around us started to disappear as a thick fog rolled in and turned the nice warm afternoon into a mysterious and cool one. The change in weather also brought a change in mood. We found ourselves quiet and focused. The dirt path soon turned into a rocky terrain and the resting stops became opportunities to layer on our clothes and jackets. We made it to station 7 within three hours of starting at station 5. At the pace we were going, I thought we would surely make it to the summit by nightfall. These thoughts quickly faded as steady rain and thick fog covered the mountain. The dirt path soon t u r n e d i nto l ava rocks that only grew larger in size. Before we knew it, we were on all fours literally climbing rocks to get through the path. With each rock I climbed I questioned what I was doing on this mountain. I felt foolish and embarrassed at my struggle. Luckily, my fiancé picked up on my vibe and started motivating and encouraging me to keep going. This allowed me to do the same for the rest of the group, which was also struggling in silence. Someway, somehow, we powered through station 7 into the sunset. There wasn’t much we could see other than a zigzag of bright jackets worn by fellow hikers. As the night fell upon us, the cold wind grew much more menacing and the silence became deafening.

Dinner was served at a Japanese style table which meant that the process of sitting down was far from graceful. After inhaling our food, we were instructed that the hike would continue promptly at 1:30 AM. We painfully made our way up a small narrow ladder to access the sleeping area which was long enough across to fit about 20 sleeping bags. In what seemed like five minutes after we hit the pillow, we were up and getting ourselves ready for round two! After gearing up, I did some quick math and calculated we would arrive at the summit in about four or four and a half hours given that it had taken us about 10 hours to get to station 8.5. I tried to focus on the fact that we had less than half of the terrain we covered the day before to hike before we were at the top. However, my attempts at keeping a positive attitude soon proved to be futile after about a couple of hours into the climb. Although we were moving at a much slowe r p ac e , we were exhausted and I was convinced that our guide was on a mission to climb the remainder of the hike without any breaks. We pushed forth and Station 8.5 :Cabin Fever slowly, the soft sobs of a young boy in the group penetrated the silence. I felt his pain. We all did. He cried for all of us. As I looked up, clouds rolled by as if they were on fast forward and yet it seemed like we were getting nowhere. We stopped abruptly near a torii and we were finally allowed to rest. Since we had passed no other huts or signs, I figured we had only reached station 9 and I felt so hopeless. No one spoke a word; not even the most macho hikers among us. Our tour guide spoke a few words in Japanese and then walked away. Some of the other hikers laughed, some moaned out loud, and others stayed quiet. I don’t know if I was too tired, too cold, too overwhelmed or what but I didn’t care to have anyone translate. I was exhausted and assumed he was saying we were only resting for ten minutes.

Prep for the Trek A quick reference for your Mt. Fuji climb! Items to Bring: Sturdy Footwear Day Pack Snacks Thick Socks +change of socks Hat Layers! Rain Gear (jacket & pants) Sunscreen Chapstick Sunglasses Hand Towel Band-aids Camera

Ziploc bags (large & small) Yen Extra Clothes (for after hike) Leg Gators Bandana (to protect from dust) Toilet Paper Mp3 Player/IPod Addresses (to send postcards from the top) Small First Aid Kit Gloves (optional)

Recommended Equipment to buy:  Gaiters (to protect the shoe around the ankle from rocks or dust)  Rain gear (jacket & pants)  Full brimmed hat (the sun is severe on the mountain)  Utility gloves (ropes and rocks along the way can provide support but aren’t pleasant with bare hands)  Moisture-wicking clothing (fleece, gore-tex, polartec)

What does Outdoor Rec have to rent?  Backpacks  Trekking Poles

How much will climbing Mt. Fuji cost?  Fuji (climbing) Stick: ¥1,200  Flag: ¥300  Burned stamps into Fuji Stick: ¥200 (stamp at the summit is ¥300)  Restroom: ¥200 (yes you have to pay)  Water: ¥400-600 (summit is more expensive)  Post Office stamps: ¥300-1,400 (depending on purchase and items shipped)

How to Train:  Various hikes simulating a decent incline (Three Peaks, Seven Falls, Mt. Houben, Mt. Misen)

 The Summit Machine or stair stepper at IronWorks Gym to build strength  General workouts to build endurance


...and yelled as loud as I could,

“WE DID IT!”

Along with the euphoria of the sunrise, came a bout of hypothermia which affected two of the six of us. The drastic arctic weather at the sum mit combined with exhaustion made it difficult to regulate Mount Fuji! of our body temperatures. op T he T We did it! Luckily, I had given everyone an emergency mylar thermal Just as I buried my blanket which we each took out and face in my gloves, an English teacher we used to cover the victims. Once our befriended on our journey came to our group members had revived, we pumped group and yelled loudly, “we did it! He Gatorade in their system and prepared for said we did it! In Japanese! He said we’ve our journey down the mountain. reached the summit!” The path down was completely different “What!?” I yelled back. I was in utter than the one we took up to the summit. disbelief but I instantly felt all the There was no rock climbing involved, exhaustion and hopelessness melt away. I only a zigzagged path covered in small looked around at my group and yelled as lava rocks. The descent to station 5 only loud as I could, “WE DID IT!” took about four hours; however, we were unprepared for the difficulty of working All six of us were elated. We hugged and the other muscles that were neglected on cried and laughed hysterically. It was an amazing feeling. Before I knew it, the the hike up. darkness around us had vanished and We grew frustrated and hopeless with the cool blue skies and white clouds stretched monotony of what appeared to be a never as far into the horizon as we could see. ending path. All we could do was remind Suddenly, a golden ray of light cracked ourselves we had just a little more to go. through the clouds and created a long When we finally made it to station 5, we river that seemed to separate the earth from heaven. It was all surreal. felt that great euphoria once again. I can’t quite put into words how truly incredible it felt to be at the top looking down at the rising sun. This was by far one of the proudest moments in my life and it felt amazing to be able to share that moment with my fiancé, my family and good friends.

Fuji (climbing) Stick

Every time I feel I’ve reached my limit and I can go no further, I am reminded of standing at the summit of Fuji-san and experiencing the ultimate sunrise on that cool August morning. I

Witnessing the sun rising from the heart of “the land of the rising sun” has been one of the most humbling experiences in my life. I both literally and figuratively overcame a mountain; the highest mountain in Japan. Climbing Fuji-san has given me a new perspective on challenging situations.

also remember that if I push a little harder for a little longer, I can and will reach my summit.

OUTDOOR REC: Climb Mt. Fuji & Explore Tokyo JULY 18-22, AUGUST 1-5 & AUGUST 16-20

$150 plus cost of lodging at New Sanno. Registration begins 60 days prior to event. Deposit of 50% is due on sign-up. Must be age 10 or older. Visit Outdoor Recreation for details on the itinerary. Call 253-3822 for details.

SMP: Climb Mt. Fuji & Explore Tokyo July 6-11 & August 8-13 Top of Mount Fuji

$230 for transportation and lodging. Trip includes Mt. Fuji climb and visit to Tarzania Zip Line Park. Admission to park is ¥3,500. Patrons must have approved PTAD or leave at time of registration. Sign up at the Hornet’s Nest or Marine Lounge. Open to single & unaccompanied service members. Call 253-3585 for details. M C C S I WA K U N I . c o m |

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Slam Bench Press Competition

JUNE 8 • 8 AM - 2 PM Call 253-5654 for details

Health and fitness

Semper Fit’s Health Promotions and Athletic Department offers a wide range of sporting competitions and events. For additional information on these and other Semper Fit activities please call the IronWorks Gym at 253-6578. Mccs Iwakuni Semper Fit

Mccs Iwakuni HEALTH PROMOTIONS

FREE BODY FAT ASSESSMENTS BY APPOINTMENT: CALL 253-5051/5126

Mccs Iwakuni Intramural Sports

INTRAMURAL SPORTS UNIT SOFTBALL SEASON

TUESDAY TUNE UP *Commander's Cup Point Opportunity

JUNE 3 - JULY 21, 6-9 PM; MAIN SOFTBALL

HITT Lunchtime workouts

FIELD BEHIND BRANCH MEDICAL CENTER

JUNE 11, 11 AM - 1 PM; Crossroads Mall

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays,

Prospective participants are service members and dependents 16 years and older, and members of the JMSDF. Minimum of 9 players to play, maximum of 15 players on a team. Teams must be formed by unit. Call 253-3067 or email ombiwaintramuralsports@usmc-mccs.org for details.

Representatives from around the base will provide information on programs, resources and have fun giveaways. We will also have free cholesterol screenings, blood pressure readings, blood glucose checks and body fat assessments. Call 253-6359 for details.

11 AM - 1 PM, Active Duty Only

Workshops in injury prevention, speed, agility, endurance, strength power, flexibility, core stability and “fueled to fight” nutrition will be conducted by Semper Fit Personal Trainers. Contact 253-5051/5126 for details.

HIGH INTENSITY TACTICAL TRAINING (HITT) ORIENTATION

ZEN FOR MEN JUNE 15, 9-10 AM; IRONWORKS GYM

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT

JUNE 4 & 18, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

JUNE 7, 9 AM - 3 PM

Held the first and third Tuesday of every month. Participants will review the rules and procedures for using the HITT center. Call 253-5051/5126 for more information.

IronWorks Gym Sports Courts

Monthly Pull-Up Contest (Active Duty Females Only) Last Tuesday of the Month

Prospective participants are service members within unit specific teams. Minimum of 5 players to play, with a maximum of 8 players on the courts at a time. One player must be female. Call 253-3067 or email ombiwaintramuralsports@usmc-mccs.org for details.

11:30 AM - Noon; HITT Center

Participants have to properly complete a minimum of 8 pull ups or 8 chins ups to win a t-shirt (instructors will only count pull-ups that are properly done according to Marine Corps Standards).

SUMMER SLAM BENCH PRESS COMPETITION JUNE 8, CHECK-IN AT 8 AM, Competition 10 AM - 2 PM. IronWorks Gym Sports Courts

Registration Fee: US $20, JN ¥2,000. Open to everyone/日本人の方も参加できます。 T-shirt provided to all participants; medals will be presented to top three finishers in each category. Call 253-5654 or email ombiwaathletics@usmc-mccs.org for details.

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This Yoga Class for men will focus on strength, stretching and relaxation techniques taught by our certified Yoga instructors.

BUY THIS NOT THAT JUNE 20, 9-10 AM; IWAKUNI COMMISSARY

Is it hard for you to select healthful foods while doing your routine grocery shopping? Let Health Promotions take you on a guided tour of the Commissary to show you some of the healthier options available. The tour is free, limited to 10 participants and conducted the third Thursday of every month. Registration is required. Call Health Promotions at 253-6359 for questions or to sign up.


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Outdoor recreation

Experience the great outdoors. We offer hiking ventures, surfing trips, biking, rafting and many other outdoor activities. We also offer free gear rental. For additional information, please call 253-3822. MCCS Iwakuni Outdoor Recreation

DINNER ON THE RIVER JUNE 13, 5-8 PM

Outdoor Recreation will take you an evening stroll on the Nishiki River to practice your canoe/kayak skills. Pack a dinner and enjoy the evening on the river. A $10 fee is due when you sign up and everything else is provided. Call for more information.

HAMADA BEACH SURF TRIPS JUNE 21 & 29; 6 AM - 3 PM PRICE: $30 (INCLUDES TRANSPORTATION,SURFBOARD & WET SUIT RENTAL, SURFING LESSONS)

July 11-15 July 25-29 September 19-23

Come enjoy a day of surfing at Hamada Beach. Bring lunch, water and yen. Participants must be able to swim. Under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Trips are subject to cancellation due to weather or surf conditions. Call for more details.

YOSHINO RIVER RAFTING JULY 4, 5:30 AM - 9:30 PM See ad on page 5.

SAILING LESSONS JULY 11-15 & 25-29, SEPTEMBER 19-23 (4-DAY CLASS) THURSDAY, FRIDAY & MONDAY: 5-7 PM, SATURDAY: ALL DAY

Class fee is $90 per person, open to all base personnel. Must be 16 years old to take the class, under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please call for more information.

Aquatics

For additional information regarding MCAS pools and swimming activities, please call Aquatics at 253-4966.

Mccs Iwakuni AQUATICS

GROUP SWIM LESSONS REGISTRATION Registration for the American Red Cross group swimming lessons will be in the Aquatics Office in the IronWorks Gym. We offer morning and evening classes. The lessons are for children ages 6 months and up and the cost is $30 per student per session. For more information please call the Aquatics Office.

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JUNE group fitness schedule Mon

Cycling 5:30-6:30 AM / Pilates Yoga 8-9 AM / Step It Up Noon - 12:45 PM/ Core cond'n 5-5:30 PM / Cardio Kickboxing 5:30-6:30 PM / Aqua Exercise(INDOOR POOL) 5:30-6:30 PM *Unit PT 5:30-6:30 AM / Cycling 8-9 AM / Zumba 10:45-11:30 AM / Let's Have a Ball Noon - 12:45 PM / **TRXing 5-6 PM / zUMBA 5:30-6:30 PM / Meditation Yoga 6:45-7:45 PM

Get Active Get Healthy Get Fit

Wed

Cycling 5:30-6:30 AM / Pilates 8-9 AM / Power Pump 9:15-10:15 AM / Meditation Yoga Noon - 12:45 PM / Core cond'n 5-5:30 PM / Cycling 5:30-6:30 PM

Am Workout Lunch workout PM workout

Thu

Boxing Boot Camp 8-9 AM / Ashtanga Yoga 9:15-10:15 AM / Cycling Noon - 12:45 PM / Ashtanga Yoga 5:30-6:30 PM

*Tuesday 5:30 AM is for Active Duty, instructors choice and by appointment only. **HITT area(outside) Call 253-5051 to schedule unit PTs.

Tue

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Sat

Pilates 5:30-6:30 AM / Power Pump 8-9 AM / Meditation Yoga 9:15-10:15 AM / Ashtanga Yoga Noon - 12:45 PM / Zumba 3-4 PM / Core cond'n 5-5:30 PM / Step 5:30-6:30 PM Yoga 9:15-10:15 AM / Zumba 3-4 PM

Paid Classes

The following paid classes are available to all SOFA status personnel, JMSDF, IHA and MLC. For more information call 253-6359.

Ballet Dance

Hip-Hop Dance Adult Hip Hop

Personal Training Services

Mondays, 3:45-4:45 PM

Mondays, 7-8 PM

$30 PER one hour session

Instructor referral only $8/class

$7/class

$15 PER microfit assessment

Adult Ballet

MARTIAL ARTS Youth Judo

PRIVATE ballroom DANCE lessons

Thursdays, 7-8 PM

Wednesdays & Fridays,

$30 PER COUPLE

Ages 16 & older: $8/class

4:45-6 PM

Wednesdays, 4-4:45 PM

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Ages 6-15: $3.50/class or $28/month.

Ages 5-10: $7/class

WEDNESDAYS, 3-4 PM

or Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45 PM

Ages 10 & older: $8/class

Available for individuals or couples. Styles available: East Coast Swing, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Salsa, Merengue, Paso Doble, Viennese Waltz, Argentine Tango, Samba, Bolero and Mambo.

Creative Movement & INTRO to ballet

Grade One Ballet

Mondays or Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 AM Tuesdays, 4:15-5 PM

Ages 3-5: $7/class

Beginner Ballet Mondays, 3-3:45 PM

Ages 5-10: $8/class

Adult Judo Wednesdays & Fridays, 6-7 PM

Ages 15 & older: $3.50/class or $28/month

Spa Services

Let one of our massage therapists help you relax. Appointments can be made Monday thru Friday 8 AM - 5 PM with actual services available daily. Call 253-6359 for additional information and to set your appointment.

Massages, Body Wraps & Scrubs Available massages: Swedish, Lymphatic, Deep Tissue, Seitai, Prenatal and Therapeutic, Sports. Price packages: 30 minutes/ $30, 60 minutes/ $48 and 90 minute/ $65. Body Wraps are $63 and Scrubs are $53. Call us for the next available session. Gift certificates available.

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Check-in at 10:45 AM/Race starts at 11:30 AM Medals will be presented to top 3 finishers in each category. CATEGORIES: Men, Women, Parent & Child 9 and Under, Parent & Child 10 and Older and Stroller. Refreshments will be served after the race. Open to all base personnel. Call 253-5654 for details

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JULY 20 • 9 AM - 5 PM PENNY LAKE SOCCER FIELD Open to service members on unit specific teams. Minimum of 6 players to play with a maximum of 8 players on the field at a time. Event will be moved to another date in the event of bad weather.

Getting to the Core July 20, 9-11AM IronWorks Gym, Aerobics Room

Sign-up starts July 1

2013 Intramural

Soccer

Tournament Open to all sofa status ages 16 and up. Come learn the history behind Pilates and basic movements using correct form and technique. Limited to 20 participants. Call 253-5051/5126 for details.

Call 253-3067 for details

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Wellness services

Personal Resources

The following Wellness Services are here to aid in your personal growth. From financial tips to family and veteran’s assistance, there is an MCCS department waiting to help out. For more information, please call the primary department phone number.

Career Resources

Behavioral Health

253-5762/6439

253-4526

Career Resources provides transition services and employment assistance programs to all active duty military personnel, military retirees, SOFA personnel and their family members.

Call to schedule a group class or unit education for Anger Management, Stress Management, Child Abuse/ Neglect, Domestic Violence/Abuse, Parenting, Child Discipline or Couples and Relationship classes.

TRANSITION READINESS SEMINAR

Mccs Iwakuni Behavioral Health

JUNE 10-14 & JUNE 17-21, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

The Transition Readiness Seminar provides training for transitioning service members and their spouses regarding benefits and services to prepare for life after the military. Different pathways allow participants to focus on their goals, whether it’s immediate employment, education, technical training or starting a business.

TRANSITION READINESS SEMINAR FOR RETIREES JUNE 24-28, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

The Transition Readiness Seminar for Retirees provides training for transitioning service members and their families on benefits and services to prepare for life after the military. Different pathways allow participants to focus on their goals, whether it’s immediate employment, education, technical training or starting a business. Special topics related to retirement issues are included.

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP) 253-5601

This program identifies family members with physical or emotional disabilities, long-term medical or special education needs and ensures that local services and resources can meet these needs.

MILITARY & FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANTS (MFLC) 090-6654-2351, 090-6005-8412 or 080-4186-0194

Military & Family Life Consultants are licensed clinical counselors who provide short-term, situational, problem-solving counseling services to service members, family members and staff members. Consultation and training are free, anonymous and confidential.

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COUNSELING SUPPORT Eligible personnel may attend up to 8 sessions with a family counselor to receive guidance on relationship issues, family conflicts, stress, parenting, divorce, separation, grief and other life changes.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & Prevention Our mission is to provide substance abuse counseling to all military members and eligible personnel. Contact unit SACO or SACC if you need help with substance misuse.

VICTIM ADVOCACY PROGRAM Victim Advocates assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by advocating for their safety. Contact the Victim Advocate 24/7 at 090-9978-1033. Service members may also report a sexual assault through the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at 080-5865-3566.

FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM (FAP) FAP focuses on helping families as individuals empower themselves to make positive changes in their lives. After hours, please contact the Victim Advocate at 090-9978-1033.

ANGER MANAGEMENT

STRESS MANAGEMENT: COPING WITH WORK AND FAMILY STRESS TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 1:30-3 PM

Do you want to reduce work and family stressors? Join us for weekly sessions to learn active problem solving and stress management.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) 253-5311

In partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, NMCRS provides financial, educational and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members and survivors when in need. Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Iwakuni

INFORMATION, REFERRAL & RELOCATION (IR&R) 253-3311/6161

IRR can assist you in adapting to life in Japan and also in preparing for a PCS. Contact IR&R if you are interested in the Lending Locker, coupons or area resource locator. MCCS Iwakuni IRR

Welcome Aboard Indoctrination (WAI) JUNE 3, 10, 17 & 24 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM; Club Iwakuni

During this orientation, you will learn about your responsibilities as a member of the military community, the Japanese culture and customs and much more. You will also have the opportunity to meet representatives from different entities from aboard the Air Station and learn about the services available to you.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

SPONSORSHIP TRAINING

Improve your relationship between yourself and others by learning effective strategies and techniques on how to better manage your temper/anger. In this class we will discuss when does anger become a problem, what are some costs of anger, how do we effectively deal with stress, how to identify anger and stress triggers, as well as eight core Anger Management skills.

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Learn about your responsibilities as a sponsor as well as the things you can do to assist personnel relocating to MCAS Iwakuni.

PCS WITH SUCCESS JUNE 13 & 27, 9-11:30 AM (unaccompanied) JUNE 20, 9-11:30 AM (accompanied)

This class is mandatory for Marines. Confirmation of attendance is required by IPAC. Call 253-6161 for details


Wellness services

EDUCATION SERVICES

SAT TESTING

253-3855, Bldg 411, rm. 127

JUNE 4, 8 AM - 1 PM

The Education Office provides information, traditional and nontraditional off-duty education programs.

(Note: the next sat will be in October 2013)

This is a required brief for first time Tuition Assistance users. It is an introduction to enrolling in college and to the resources available including tuition assistance.

We provide free individual counseling services to retrieve and comprehend your credit report. Call today to set up an appointment. Unit and work section briefs are available upon request. Mcas Iwakuni PFMP

COLLEGE BASICS FOR SAILORS

The TABE evaluates college readiness for Marines with G.T. scores less than 100.

DLPT / DLAB TESTING DLPT: JUNE 12 & 26, 8 AM - NOON DLAB: JUNE 5, 8 AM - NOON

The DLPT is given to military members who have a need to test in a language other than English. Seating is limited; examinees must register in advance. The DLAB measures a service member’s aptitude to learn a foreign language. This test does not attempt to gauge a person's fluency in a given language, but rather to determine their ability to learn a language. It is used as a classifier in determining eligibility for formal language training. Unit approval is needed.

This class is an introduction to enrolling in college and the resources available including Tuition Assistance.

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Testing is offered for active duty personnel who have less than one year remaining on active duty or have a military program requirement for testing. Eligible service members can take either the ACT or SAT at no cost. Testing is held in the Education Services Office, Bldg. 411, Rm. 127. Advance registration is required.

PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (PFMP)

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JUNE 19, 8 AM - NOON

The Armed Forces Classification Testing is only for active duty personnel who are trying to improve their current ASVAB scores. Unit approval and confirmation documentation are required for testing.

Jessica Guthrie, our most recent Biggest Saver Coupon Contest Winner. Jessica saved $192.54 in coupons during the last three month contest. We hope you enjoy your free massage!

COLLEGE BASICS FOR SPOUSES JUNE 21, 1-2 PM

This class is an introduction to college that explains the necessary steps to getting a college degree and the funding opportunities available to military spouses.

MILITARYONESOURCE.com A 24/7 resource for military members, spouses and families. This service is private and confidential.

VETERANS ASSISTANCE (VA) 253-6284/6439

Available by appointment. Not sure what benefits you qualify for or where to begin? Your VA representative is available to answer your questions, explain benefits or help with filing processes. Call today to set up an appointment and learn about all the benefits the VA has available for you.

Library

More than books, the Station Library has DVDs, CDs, magazines and more. Call 253-3078 for more information. See page 36 for children’s events! Mccs Iwakuni Library

Freegal Freegal music is free and legal and allows you to download 3 songs each week as MP3s to your computer, phone or music device. Call or stop by to set up your account today.

Zinio Download the current issues of your favorite magazines for free and read them on your computer, eReader, tablet or phone. Zinio magazines are identical to the print editions and each issue remains in your personal account for the life of the Library subscription.

On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society By Lt. Col. Dave Grossman “I strongly encourage Marines to discuss and debate the issues raised by the books on this list to broaden their perspectives and benefit from the experience of others...These discussions, conducted professionally, should unite Marines of varying ranks by providing a common literary frame of reference.” -Commandant Gen. Jim Amos

Meet the Author

Check out books from the Commandant’s Reading List and other amazing stories at the Library. Bldg 411, 3rd Floor. Questions? Call 253-3078.

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Wellness services

Marine Corps Family Team Building

The mission of the MCFTB in Iwakuni, Japan is to provide programs and services to encourage personal growth and to strengthen the Marine, Sailor and their family for continual readiness. The goal is not merely to survive the demanding military lifestyle but to thrive! Free child care reimbursement is available for all MCFTB training sessions and workshops. The following courses are available through MCFTB located in Yujo Hall. For additional information or to sign up, call 253-3754. MCCS Iwakuni MCFTB

JAPANESE SPOUSES' CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH CLASS

LifeSkills for Marines

JUNE 5 & 19, 10 AM - NOON

June 14, 8 AM - 12:30 PM, Hornet’s Nest

MCFTB is offering Conversational English classes to Japanese spouses who speak English as a second language. MCFTBが日本人配偶者の為に、英会話ゲームを通したクラスを始めました。友達を

It’s a skill to have the ability to see situations from another’s perspective, as well as recognizing that another’s view can be valid or how to balance the Corps, life and relationships. This workshop is a great opportunity to explore these hidden issues and how to find resolutions. Open to all Marines and Sailors. Call 253-3754 to sign up.

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L.I.N.K.S. FOR SPOUSES JUNE 7, 9 AM - 3:30 PM

A fun and interactive event where spouses teach spouses about Marine Corps history, pay, benefits, base services, military career paths, area attractions and much more! It’s also a great opportunity to meet and network with other spouses stationed at MCAS Iwakuni.

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June 17-19 8 AM - Noon, Yujo Hall

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Thinking about an upcoming trip? Take off with MCFTB and the Air Transportation Division as you learn how you can take advantage of Space ‘A’ flights. Call 253-3754 to sign up. Child care reimbursement is available upon request.

SPACE A TRAVEL BRIEF JUNE 11, 11 AM - Noon

Taking Care of You

JUNE 17-19, 8 AM - NOON

Being a member of a military family presents its own set of hurdles. Along with the normal challenges, military families must also deal with the added stress of relocation and deployment. Building firm family relationships takes the combined energy, talent, desire, vision, and focus of each family member. Learn how to use proven principles to help you and your family communicate challenges and how to overcome them successfully together. Earn Continuing Education Credits. Advance registration required. Class size is limited to the first 25 participants. Call now!

June 12, 10 AM - Noon

Take a much needed break from everyday life through Meditation Yoga. Learn about stress management, staying connected, dealing with emotional ups and downs and the amazing resources here in Iwakuni. This interactive class will leave you feeling motivated to better care for yourself and ready to take on the many challenges of military life. Come dressed in your workout clothes to get the most out of this relaxing yoga experience.

PARENTING FOR BLENDED FAMILIES JUNE 26, 9 AM - NOON

According to the American Blended Family Association approximately 2,100 new blended families are formed every day in the United States. MCFTB and Behavior Health partner to present this workshop will help Marine Corps parents gain a better understanding of the common emotional and practical issues facing blended families and will provide information on how to help promote family unity.

JAPANESE SPOUSES’ TOPIC OF THE MONTH: DEPLOYMENT INFORMATION

L.I.N.K.S. FOR MARINES

JUNE 13, 10 AM - NOON, CLUB IWAKUNI

JUNE 27, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Guest speakers are invited to talk about their programs and answer questions. Please call 253-3542 to sign up.

A great opportunity for Marines E5 and below to learn about their potential career paths, educational opportunities, finances, VA Benefits and other services they can receive while aboard MCAS Iwakuni.

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Our staff have 20 years of experience assisting base personnel with off-base living

HOUSING

Rent & Sales Electric Appliances Internet Local Rules/Regulations Translations

USED CARS Sales JCI & Title Change Parking Permit Repairs New & Used Parts Insurance

Contact us if you would like to participate in our

FLEA MARKET

OPEN: 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Sundays) PHONE: 090-7377-1312 (English available) EMAIL: matsuda.kazuko@cream.plala.or.jp Located just pass the main gate on the left

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PASTOR Chris Parker

Local (home): 0827-32-5331 Local (cell): 080-3882-5331 VOIP: 423-475-7806 Email: cwjparker@yahoo.com Sunday School: 10 AM Sunday Morning Worship: 11 AM Sunday Evening Worship: 6 PM Wednesday Evening Worship: 7 PM

Excellent Professional Grooming & Puppy Adoptions! Meet adorable puppies at our shop and online at:

www.dog-comachi.com Open : 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Tuesdays)

0827-24-9090 English Available

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Congratulations To Our 

2013 M.C. PERRY GRADUATES

 

Alex ander, Aliana

Natiol a, JC Scott

Brown, Steven

Niemann, Malcolm

Cadavos, Sam

Niemann, Tabitha

Eagmin, Shawn

Perry, Nicole

Garner, Jacob

Piliz, Emily

Gilbert, Shannon

Primus, Toshiki

GOMES, SAVION

Ricafrente, Josiah

Hadlock, CONNOR

Rosales, Danielle

Herritt, Samantha

Santiago, Dest ynee

Good luck in your future endeavors M.C. Perry Samurai!

Jefferies, Christopher Sellers, Alysha Lane, K yandra

Shoebrook, Danielle

Latham, Jatoya

Simmons, Jesse

Lemos, K yle

Starnes, Ashley

Lewis, Zackery

Stephens, Sidney

Martinez, Marissa

Van Allen, Charles

Mcquillen, Christopher Whiteside, Robert Milsop, Yasuki

Young, Robert

Naseer, Anne

Congratulations to the 2012-2013

COLLEGE GRADUATES

University of Maryland University College

Dav i d B a r e n t i n e BS, Business Administration

S tac i e B u d d BS, Business Administration

University of Maryland University College

T r oy H i c k m a n AA, General Studies

C as e y P o o l e MBA

J o s h ua B a r r o n BS, Fire Science Management American Military University

J ac o b C a m p b e l l AA, General Curriculum

University of Maryland University College

M e l i n da H o l s o p p l e MA, Secondary Education University of Phoenix

G r e g o r y Ray BS, Accounting

University of Maryland University College

Charles Berend BA, Organizational Management

Isaac C o r d e i r o AA, General Studies Central Texas College

Gir aldo Hugo AA, General Curriculum

University of Maryland University College

S u n d e e n Ray AA, General Curriculum

University of Maryland University College

Jennifer Bernhard BS, Psychology

F e l i x D e j e s u s III AA, General Studies

RO B ERT e . J OHN S TON BS, Liberal Arts

J ua n R i v e r a L o p e z AS, Criminal Justice

Abel ardo Dominguez

Robert Kent AA, General Curriculum

Ashford University

University of Maryland University College

Dav i d B e sa n c o n BS, Computer & Information Science

Central Texas College

Central Texas College

Excelsior College

University of Phoenix

Central Texas College

D o m o n i k R o sa AA, General Curriculum

University of Maryland University College

AA/AS, General Studies/Applied Technology Central Texas College

University of Maryland University College

University of Maryland University College

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M i g u e l Ga r c i a AA, General Studies

B e n ja m i n L e o AA, Business and Management

M i c h a e l Va n d e v e n t e r AA, General Curriculum

University of Phoenix

American Military University

University of Maryland University College

University of Maryland University College

J o r da n B r o w n BA, Business Administration

Core y Gulle y AA, Supervision & Management Coastline Community College

T h o m as Ly n c h AA, General Curriculum

University of Maryland University College

S i r i n ya V o r h e e s BA, English

University of Maryland University College

Ann Brysiak BS, Psychology

P e t e r Hat f i e l d AA, General Studies

J o r g e Ma d e BA, Homeland Security & Emergency

Alen Z weifel BS, Aeronautics

La n c e H e i d e m a n n BS, Aeronautics

J o s e p h Ma r r AA, General Curriculum

University of Maryland University College

University of Maryland University College

American Military University

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Ashford University

University of Maryland University College

C h a n t E l Mc C o u r T AA, Early Childhood Education

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Yo u r n a m e h e r e Don’t Wait Any Longer Contact the MCCS Education Office at 253-3855 Bldg 411 Rm 127.

Ashford University

Robert Per ales BS, Information Technology University of Phoenix

This list compiled by the MCCS Education Office may not include all graduates. If you are graduating in the 2013-2014 school year, please submit your information to Bldg 411 Rm 127 to be included in next year’s graduation piece.


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k Memorial Hall Chiang Kai-She Travel Article

TAIPEI TRAVELS

by Nikk i Bennett,

If you book through Academy Travel, you might end up on the cool Hello Kitty plane (through Eva air) that flies rez ua S ew dr An to Taipei from Fukuoka. The entire : by Photograph plane is decked out in Hello Kitty stuff Hello Kitty pillows, blankets, toilet paper, silverware even the carrots in Hello Kitty Plane the lunch were cut out to look like Hello Kitty.

Shilin Night Market: This is one of the busiest night markets in Taipei. Lined with food vendors and shops, the night market is crowded, noisy, and might overwhelm your senses with all the different smells but it’s well worth visiting. Very near the market is Modern Toilet, a kitchy restaurant that has attracted much media attention. The food isn’t the greatest (don’t expect haute cuisine at a place where a giant, fuzzy pink poo comes out to greet you) but the décor is hilarious. You sit on toilet seats, the tables are made from old bathtubs, and you can pull your napkins off a toilet paper dispenser. The food is served to you in ceramic toilet bowls, and if you order a drink it comes in a tall ceramic urinal. Taipei 101: Up until 2010, when Dubai

Shilin Nigh

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t Market

built a megascraper more than 400 feet higher, Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world. Standing at 1,440 feet, this beautiful skyscraper boasts a 360 degree view of the city from its observation deck. You may not want to stand in the long lines to experience this view, but visit the building anyway. One of the best dim sum restaurants in Taipei DinTai -Fung is located in the building, as well as tons of shops.

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Maokong Gondola : If you take Taipei’s immaculate subway system out to the Taipei Zoo stop (we didn’t go to the zoo, but it might be worth visiting if you have kids) you can ride a gondola all the way up MaoKong mountain. Try riding one of the glass-bottom gondolas for an extra thrill, and make sure you get off at the second stop and visit the Zhinan temple, a gorgeous complex overlooking the city. If you ride all the way to the top, you’ll discover several tea farms and tea houses with excellent food and spectacular views.

With interest in mainland China surging, Taipei is one of the most underrated tourist destinations in Asia. travel.nytimes.com

National Palace Museum: Plan to spend an entire day here if you visit. We did, and we still didn’t see all of it. The museum holds a huge collection of bronze, jade, Ming dynasty pottery, ancient artifacts, maps and scrolls. Originally, most of these artifacts were kept in the Forbidden City in China, but were moved to this museum during the 1940s. The collection is so vast, only about 1% is shown to the public (and you’ll still struggle to view that 1% in one day.) The museum also has a wonderful tea house on the top floor, which, besides serving tea, boasts a full array of traditional Chinese and Taiwanese dishes. Make sure you have lunch there; it’s well worth the money.


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Kids & parents

Teens & Tweenz

Teenagers: get involved with a fun activity today! For more information regarding each event, please contact the department for additional information. bgc iwakuni

Youth & Teen Center (YTC)

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

253-6454

JUNE 17 - AUGUST 14, 9 AM - NOON MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

Ages 13-18: Mondays & Wednesdays

TRIPLE PLAY ACTIVITIES MONDAY - THURSDAY, 4-7 PM

Career Launch Training

This program is offered to ages 10-12 to ensure that they maintain the reading skills acquired during the school year. We request that parents sign an agreement form prior to the start to help monitor their youths’ reading throughout the summer. Snacks will be provided.

Wednesdays, 5-7 PM

Photography Club Thursdays, 5-7 PM

TRIPLE PLAY HEALTHY HABITS WEDNESDAYS, 4-4:45 PM

SAMURAI KEYSTONE SOCIAL

JUNE 5, 6-7 PM

Let’s get together and get you up to speed on what we do at the Youth & Teen Center. We will discuss our summer programs and other upcoming events.

YOUTH & TEEN FATHER’S DAY fishing TRIP

JUNE 18 - AUGUST 15, 9 AM - NOON TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

Offered to ages 10-12 to ensure that they maintain the math skills acquired during the school year. We request that parents sign an agreement form prior to the start. Snacks will be provided.

TORCH CLUB MEETING JUNE 19, 1-2 PM

This club is geared to youth ages 10-12 working on activities in four core areas: service to club and community, education, health and fitness, and social recreation.

Celebrate Father’s Day early, fishing with Mom & Dad at Nakayamagawa Dam in Kuga Town. First come, first served sign-up.

AGES 16-18: JUNE 21, 5-6 PM

Open to Youth Ages 10-18

Choose your venue! Sea Hawks town features familiar shops such as Starbucks Café, Hard Rock Café, Nike, Gap, Gap Kids and more. First come, first served sign-up.

END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR DANCE PARTY

Youth

Month

Smart Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls ages 10-18. Field trips and mentoring opportunities are planned with mothers and adult female staff.

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTY JUNE 21, 3-4:30 PM

Celebrate your birthday with cake and ice cream as we honor our members born in JUNE. Youth ages 10-18 are eligible (age 18 must be enrolled in high school).

JUNE 14 AGES 10-12, 6-8:30 PM

PASSPORT TO MANHOOD

AGES 13-18, 8:45-11:15 PM

JUNE 21, 3-4:30 PM

Join the fun! Come celebrate the end of a successful school year and get ready for a summer of fun at your Youth & Teen Center. We’ll have a Live DJ, refreshments and prizes.

This program addresses issues as decision-making, wellness, cooperation and conflict. There will be food, plenty of fun and good friends.

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If you are interested in trying Japanese traditional rice planting, this trip is your chance! Seats are limited.

AGES 10-12: JUNE 20, NOON - 1 PM AGES 13-15: JUNE 20, 5-6 PM

JUNE 14, 8 AM - 8:30 PM

JUNE 8, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

SMART GIRLS MEETING NEW SUMMER SCHEDULE!

JUNE 14, 8 AM - 4 PM

YOUTH & TEEN FUKUOKA CANAL CITY TRIP

YOUTH & TEEN RICE PLANTING EXPERIENCE IN TENNO

SUMMER MATH PROGRAM

Ages 13-18: FRIDAYS, 5-6:45 PM

YTC PARENT INFORMATION MEETING

The following classes are to help expose our youth to local cultural activities. Call 253-5900 for details.

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Name: Isaiah Kim(10) Home town: IWaKUNI Isaiah is a member of the Torch Club and was recently recognized as Teen of the Month by accumulating the most points from the previous month for the Power Hour program. “I like the Youth and Teen Center because I can spend time with friends and also make new friends.” Isaiah’s hobbies are soccer, swimming, video games, and foosball. When Isaiah grows up he wants to become a video game programmer, developing sports, soccer, and driving games.


Kids & parents

Day Care

The following services are for daytime child care. Contact the facility for information on prices.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC)

POWER HOUR PARTY JUNE 7, 3-4:30 PM

Come party with us and discuss your successes. Knowledge is Power. Making Minutes Count.

Kids Classes

The following classes are intended for young children with parental involvement.

DAILY BABY WALK Weekdays, 8-9 AM , except for Thursdays,

CAMP ADVENTURE 2013

10-11 AM

253-5584

CAMP RUNS JUNE 17 - AUGUST 16,

The CDC offers full day care for children six weeks to five years of age (not enrolled in kindergarten). The CDC complies with DoD standards and National Accreditation criteria for quality educational programs. A variety of planned group and individual activities tailored to children’s developmental needs are offered. Hourly care is offered on a space available basis.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Mommies and daddies with their little ones ages 5 and under are welcome to meet behind the IronWorks Gym for a brisk walk on the seawall. Registration required, call 253-5043 for details.

Curious Minds Summer Day Camp MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8 AM - 4 PM

A weekly Summer Camp Program available for children (ages 4-5 must be Kindergarten bound in the fall). The sign-up for summer camp is based on first come first serve. Please check with CDC on weekly availability.

SCHOOL AGE CARE CENTER (SAC) 253-4769/3115

SAC provides before and after school childcare for school age children. They also provide day camps during winter and spring breaks, no school days during summer.

POWER HOUR Ages 5-7: 4-5 PM, Ages 8-12: 3-4 PM, Monday-Friday

“Making Minutes Count” helps ages 5-12 be more successful in school by providing homework help and tutoring while encouraging them to become selfdirected learners.

TRIPLE PLAY HEALTHY HABITS

The University of Iowa offers this Summer Day Camp Program; participants can sign up by the week or for the entire summer. Call the Resource and Referral office at 253-4141 for more information.

PLAYMORNING IS BACK! TUESDAYS, 10:30-11:30 AM

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTY JUNE 28, 4-5 PM

Celebrate your birthday with cake and ice cream as we honor members born in the month of JUNE.

An interactive play group for children ages 3-5. This group consists of play time, singing, and craft activities. We meet at the Building 656 playground. Registration required. Call 253-5043 for details.

Youth Sports 253-3239/5777

MCCS Iwakuni Youth Sports

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SEAHORSE SOCCER CAMP REGISTRATION JUNE 1 - JULY 8; IRONWORKS GYM OPEN TO SOFA PERSONNEL AGES 7-15, FLAT FEE: $40 PER CHILD

Learn basic soccer skills! The Southern California Seahorses were founded in 1983 as a soccer team and soccer camp whose main goal is to reach local and global soccer communities with a worldwide movement of sports evangelism. Camp runs July 16-18. Call 253-5777 for more information.

Toddlers and

Tunes

WEDNESDAYS, 10:30-11:30 AM;

YOUTH SPORTS SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION JUNE 1 - JULY 8; IRONWORKS GYM

WEDNESDAYS, 4-4:45 PM

OPEN TO SOFA PERSONNEL AGES 7-15

Healthy Habits is designed to teach youth the benefits of eating right and being physically active. Youth will adopt healthier habits through fun and engaging activities. Lessons include information on Kids’ Food Pyramid, drinks, cooking and your body.

FLAT FEE: $25 PER CHILD PER CAMP

Campers will have lots of fun and stay active this summer! We’ll play basketball, dodgeball and go bowling! A camp t-shirt will be provided. Call 253-3239 for more information. Basketball and Dodgeball camp JULY 22-26; IRONWORKS GYM

Chapel Nursery

A fun interactive play group that includes music and movement for both parent and child (birth - 2 years). Learn more about ages and stages, how to have fun with your child, games, songs and other helpful topics. Call 253-4526 to sign up.

FREE PLAY Ages 5 & under: DAILY, 2-3 PM

Free play is a time for children and parents to come into the office and just play. Call 253-5043 to sign-up.

Bowling JULY 29- AUGUST 2; STRIKE ZONE

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Parent Resources

The following resources are available for those seeking assistance in parenting services and materials.

253-3078

Mccs Iwakuni Library

Famcam Loft Family members video chat with their loved ones free of charge.

United through Reading Accompanied and unaccompanied service members can record a DVD of themselves reading to send, along with a book, to their family members at home.

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF PARTY JUNE 19, 3-4 PM

We will kick off our “Have Book- Will Travel” Summer Reading Program with a fabulous Flat Stanley event! We will make our own version of Flat Stanley, which we will then send off for a Summer adventure traveling the globe!

MEET THE AUTHOR: NIKKI BENNETT JUNE 26, 3-4 PM

Local author Nikki Bennett talk about her book “Four Fiends.” Meet the author, then read the book to explore exotic lands, defeat evil demons, and discover the true meaning of friendship.

PLAYAWAYS Going on a road trip in Japan or TAD? A Playaway is a small digital audio player already pre-loaded with an audio book. It is simple to use, just plug in your earphones, press the power button and listen.

DISCOVERY PACKS Need something to do with your children? Each Discovery Pack includes children’s books, movies, games and activities all in one themed backpack.

Baby into Books JUNE 3 & 10, 10-10:30 AM

Story time for ages 3 and under. Babies NEED books! Reading to children early and often gives them the opportunity to develop a love for books, language and eventually, reading.

Early Literacy Story Time JUNE 4 & 11, 1-2 PM

Have fun with stories, crafts and activities that help your 3-5 year old build early literacy skills.

DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB JUNE 5, 2:45-4:15 PM

Boys in grades 3-6, will explore “The Dangerous Book for Boys” by Conn and Hal Iggulden. Adventure awaits!

PAJAMA STORY TIME JUNE 5, 6:30-7 PM

Fun for children of all ages. Don't forget your pajamas!

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NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NPSP) 253-4526

NPSP offers a wide range of support services to military families with children from birth through five years of age. Services include prenatal and postpartum support, parenting classes, play mornings and home visitation. Mccs Iwakuni New Parent Support Program

The following resources are available for parents who are seeking assistance in services and materials.

NPSP ORIENTATION JUNE 3, NOON - 1 PM

Come out and see what the New Parent Support Program has to offer. During the orientation you will have a chance to ask questions, sign up for classes and much more! Class location will vary; please call 253-5043 for details and to register.

BUDGET FOR BABY JUNE 27, 11 am - 12:30 PM

This class is designed to serve expecting, or new, parents who want to learn about the impact that a new baby can have on the financial situation of the family. Learn about variations in pay and increased expenses, common consumer pressures targeted to new parents and entitlements available through both government and private sources. Receive a layette consisting of coordinated bedding and clothing, a baby book and a handmade blanket from a Society volunteer, packed in an environmentally sensitive tote. Call 253-5311 to sign-up.

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION SERIES JUNE 10 & 11, 9 AM - 4 PM

This two-part class covers the nine months of pregnancy, preparing for birth overseas, and active labor/delivery. Bring pillows for breathing and relaxation exercises at the end of each class. Call 253-5043 to register.

SCHOOL LIAISON 253-5064

The Marine Corps School Liaison provides critical information and resources for military school-aged children, families and schools to ensure positive and effective educational experiences. MCAS Iwakuni school liaison

WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN (WIC) 253-4928

A nutrition education program providing supplemental food to help promote good health for pregnant, breast feeding & postpartum women, infants & children up to age 5. Eligibility is based on family size and household income.

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LIBRARY

Parenting CLASSES

Exclusively available at MCX. Upon providing us with a copy of a child's birth certificate within 60 days of their arrival into this world, all authorized MCX patrons will receive a

$10 store gift card!


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日時:毎週月曜日&火曜日 午前11時~午後2時 場所:クラブ岩国 ランディングゾーン 大人:$8.95 子供:$4.95(5~10歳)

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MCCS IWAKUNI

SUNDAY

Cormorant Fishing Season June 1 - September 10, I&R Hofu Kita-Kichi Air Show 9 AM, I&R Japanese Martial Arts Performance Noon, I&R Pool Tournament 2-6 PM, Marine Lounge

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Funotani Hotaru (Fireflies) Month of June, I&R Pool Tournament 2-6 PM, Marine Lounge

FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH 10 AM, Club Iwakuni Tokyo Fun Trip 10:30 PM, ITT Pool Tournament 2-6 PM, Marine Lounge

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MONDAY

Baby Into Books 10 AM, Library

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Camp Adventure Trip: Butterfly Museum 8:30 AM, 253-4769 YTC Summer Math Program 9 AM, 253-6454 SMP Texas Hold’Em Tourney 6:30 PM, Hornet’s Nest

WEDNESDAY

DL AB Testing 8 AM, 253-3855 SMP Committee Mtg 10 AM, 253-3585 Grand Buffet 11 AM, Grand Ballroom YTC Parent Info Mtg 6 PM, 253-6454

DLPT Testing 8 AM, 253-3855 Taking Care of You 10 AM, MCFTB 253-3754 Grand Buffet 11 AM, Grand Ballroom

AFCT Testing 8 AM, Bldg. 411, Rm 127

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICK-OFF PARTY 3 PM, Library 253-3078 Contemporary Dance 3 PM, 253-6359

Parenting for Blended Families 9 AM, 253-3754 Meet The Author: Nikki Bennett 3 PM, Library Adult Judo 6 PM, 253-6359

THURSDAY

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Dining & Entertainment Base Activities Around Japan Wellness Services

FRIDAY

Toukasan Festival June 7-9, I&R Dodgeball Tournament 9 AM, IronWorks Gym SAC Power Hour Party 3 PM, 253-4769/3115 All Ranks Reggae Night 8 PM, Club Iwakuni

• Health & Fitness • SMP • Kids & Parents

SATURDAY

YS Summer Camp Registration Opens June 1 - July 8, 253-5777 Seahorse Soccer Camp Registration Opens June 1 - July 8, 253-5777 Yoshino River Rafting 5:30 AM, Outdoor Rec

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Summer Slam Bench Press Competition 8 AM, 253-5654 Cultural Trip: Rice Planting 8:30 AM, 253-6165

TASTE OF ASIA 3 PM, Club Iwakuni

SMP Sasebo Day Trip 7 AM, 253-3585 Group Swim Lessons Registration 7:30 AM, 253-4966 ZEN for MEN 9 AM, IronWorks Gym All Ranks Country Night 8 PM, Club Iwakuni

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LifeSkills for Marines 8 AM, Hornet’s Nest YTC Father’s Day Fishing Trip 8 AM, 253-6454 YTC Fukuoka Canal City Trip 8 AM, 253-6454 College 101 for Marines 9 AM, 253-2855

13 Cultural Trip: Flower Arranging 9 AM, Cultural Adaptation PCS with Success (Unaccompanied) 9 AM, Bldg. 411 Dinner on the River 5 PM, Outdoor Rec

Sasebo Navy Base Trip 7 AM, ITT SMP Yanai Go-Karts Trip 11 AM, 253-3585 Wood Safety Class Noon, 253-5320 SMP Pool Tournament 2 PM, Marine Lounge

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21 Ajisai (Hydrangea) Fair 9 AM, I&R College Basics for Spouses 1 PM, Bldg 411, Rm 101 Passport to Manhood 3 PM, 253-4803 YTC SMART Girls Meeting 5 PM(Ages 16-18), 253-6454

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20 Buy This Not That 9 AM, 253-6359 PCS with Success (Accompanied) 9 AM, Bldg 411 YTC SMART Girls Meeting Noon(Ages 10-12) 5 PM(Ages 13-15), 253-6454

Group Swim Lessons Registration 7:30 AM, 253-4966 Shimonoseki Aquarium 8 AM, ITT Wood Safety Class Noon, 253-5320 L.I.N.K.S. for Marines 8 AM, 253-3754 PCS with Success (Unaccompanied) 9 AM, Bldg. 411 Budget For Baby 11 AM, 253-5311

Cultural Trip: Miyajima 9 AM, Cultural Adaptation Test of Adult Basic Education 10:30 PM, 253-3855 SAC Monthly Birthday Party 4 PM, SAC Adult Judo 6 PM, 253-6359

Anger Management 8:30 AM, 253-4526 Sponsorship Training 9 AM, 253-6161 Sailing Lessons 5 PM, Outdoor Rec Red Head Pin Bowling 5 PM, Bowling Center

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SAT Testing 8 AM, 253-3855 Soup & Salad Bar 10:30 AM, Club Iwakuni Early Literacy Story Time 1 PM, Library Stress Management 1:30 PM, 253-4526

PAESANO PIZZA MONDAYS 5:30 PM, Club Iwakuni Kids Isshinyru Karate 5:30, 253-6359

Space A Travel 11 AM, 253-3754 Tuesday Tune-Up 11 AM, Crossroads Early Literacy Story Time 1 PM, Library SMP 8-Ball Pool Tourney 6:30 PM, Hornet’s Nest

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Childbirth Education Series June 10-11, 9 AM 253-5043 Transition Readiness Seminar June 10-14, 8 AM, 253-5762 Sailing Lessons 5 PM, Outdoor Rec PAESANO Pizza Mondays 5:30 PM, Club Iwakuni Anger Management 8:30 AM, 253-4526 YTC Summer Math Program 9 AM, 253-6454 Soup & Salad Bar 10:30 AM, Club Iwakuni

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Camp Adventure June 17 - August 16, 253-4141 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families June 17 - 19, 253-3754 PAESANO Pizza Mondays 5:30 PM, Club Iwakuni

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30 Baby Into Books Cherry Picking 10 AM, Library & Winery YTC Summer Reading Program 8 AM, ITT 9 AM, 253-6454 PAESANO Pizza Mondays SMP Pool 5:30 PM, Club Iwakuni Tournament 2-6 PM, Marine Lounge

JUNE DAILY SPECIALS

MONDAY

Asian Special Shrimp Fry, $7.95 Prime Beef Fajitas, $8.25

TUESDAY

Onion Chili Burger, $7.25 Spaghetti Carbonara, $7.50

WEDNESDAY

Tuna Salad Platter, $7.50 Jumbo Smoked Sausage Hoagie, $6.95

THURSDAY

Hot Open Faced Turkey Sandwich, $6.95 Individual Mexican Chicken Pizza, $7.25

FRIDAY

Chicken Pot Pie, $7.50 Asian Style Fish Wrap, $7.50

Monday - Thursday: 6:30 AM - Midnight Friday: 6:30 AM - 2 AM Saturday: 7 AM - 2 AM Sunday: 7 AM - Midnight

Take-out available until 30 minutes prior to closing. Call 253-3363 for details.

GROUP FITNESS SCHEDULE // ALL CLASSES ARE FREE TO SOFA STATUS PERSONNEL // IRONWORKS GYM // 253-5051

MON CYCLING 5:30-6:30 AM / PILATES YOGA 8-9 AM / STEP IT UP Noon - 12:45 PM/ CORE COND’N 5-5:30 PM / CARDIO KICKBOXING 5:30-6:30 PM / AQUA EXERCISE(INDOOR POOL) 5:30-6:30 PM

TUE *UNIT PT 5:30-6:30 AM / CYCLING 8-9 AM / ZUMBA 10:45-11:30 AM / LET’S HAVE A BALL Noon - 12:45 PM / **TRXING 5-6 PM / ZUMBA 5:30-6:30 PM / MEDITATION YOGA 6:45-7:45 PM

WED CYCLING 5:30-6:30 AM / PILATES 8-9 AM / POWER PUMP 9:15-10:15 AM / MEDITATION YOGA Noon - 12:45 PM / CORE COND’N 5-5:30 PM / CYCLING 5:30-6:30 PM

PILATES 5:30-6:30 AM / POWER PUMP 8-9 AM / MEDITATION YOGA 9:15-10:15 AM / ASHTANGA YOGA Noon - 12:45 PM / ZUMBA 3-4 PM / CORE COND’N 5-5:30 PM / STEP 5:30-6:30 PM

THU BOXING BOOT CAMP 8-9 AM / ASHTANGA YOGA 9:15-10:15 AM / CYCLING Noon - 12:45 PM / ASHTANGA YOGA 5:30-6:30 PM FRI

YOGA 9:15-10:15 AM / ZUMBA 3-4 PM

* Tuesday 5:30 AM is for Active Duty, instructors choice and by appointment only. / ** HITT outdoor area / Call 253-5051 to schedule unit PTs.

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Directory

Entertainment

Club Iwakuni 253-5416 Bldg 600 Theater 253-3499 Bldg 630 Movie Line-up 253-5291 Opens 30 minutes before movie starts. Strike Zone Bowling Center 253-3495 Bldg 1333 Sun-Thu: 11 AM - 10 PM Fri-Sat: 11 AM - MIDNIGHT Strike Zone Pro Shop Bldg 1333 253-3495 Daily 11 AM - 9 PM The 11th Frame Sun-Thu: 3-11 PM Fri-Sat: 3 PM - 1 AM Special Events Bldg 630 253-3727 Station Library 253-3078 Bldg 411, 3F Mon-Thu: 9 AM - 9 PM Fri: 9 AM - 8 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 9 AM - 5 PM Torii Video Rental Bldg 443 253-4700 Sun-Thu: 10 AM - 8 PM Fri-Sat: 10 AM - 11 PM Wood Hobby Shop Bldg 1345 253-5320 Wed-Fri: 11 AM - 1 PM & 4-8 PM, Sat: 8 AM - 8 PM Sun: Noon - 8 PM

Food

knock down zone/ Pizza Hut Bldg 1333 253-7492 Sun-Thu: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM Fri-Sat: 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM Burger King Bldg 410 Sun-Thu: 7 AM - 9 PM Fri & Sat: 7 AM - 10 PM Club Iwakuni Bldg 600 253-5416 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM 253-3363 After Hours Catering Dept. 253-3382 Crossroads Cafe & Baskin Robbins Bldg 410 253-4110 Daily: 6 AM - 8:30 PM KFC Delivery Delivery Orders 253-3943 Sun-Thu: 11 AM - 7:30 PM Fri & Sat: 11 AM - 8:30 PM JD’s Grille Bldg 600 253-3363 Mon-Thu: 6:30 AM - Midnight Fri: 6:30 AM - 2 AM, Sat: 7 AM - 2 AM, Sun: 7 AM - Midnight Mobile Canteen Route Information 253-4108 Pizza Hut Bldg 410 Take-Out Orders 253-4915 Delivery Orders 253-3943 Sun-Thu: 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM Fri & Sat: 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM Delivery starts at 11 AM Subway Bldg 410 Delivery Orders 253-7827 Sun-Thu: Noon - 9 PM Fri & Sat: Noon - 10 PM Taco Bell Bldg 410 Sun: 10 AM - 9 PM Mon-Thu: 7 AM - 9 PM Fri & Sat: 7 AM - 10 PM

IronWorks Gym

Athletics 253-6035 Bldg 1010 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM Aquatics Bldg 1010 253-4966 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM Gear Issue Bldg 1010 253-3822 Mon-Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 8 AM - 4 PM Group Fitness Bldg 1010 253-5051/5126 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM Health Promotions 253-6359 Bldg 1010 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM Intramural Sports Bldg 1010 253-3067 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM IronWorks Gym Bldg 1010 253-6578 Mon-Fri: 4 AM - 11 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 7 AM - 10 PM Outdoor Recreation Bldg 1010 253-3842 Mon-Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM Pool - Indoor 253-5520 Bldg 1010 Mon-Fri: 5 AM - 9 PM Sat: 9 AM - 9 PM Sun & Hol: 11 AM - 9 PM (Closed: Tue & Thu: 1-3 PM) Pool - outdoor 253-5211 Bldg M3-25 Summer Hours: (May 25 - June 13 ) Mon-Fri: 3-7 PM (June 14 - August 25 ) Mon-Fri: 11 AM - 7 PM (August 26 - close of season ) Mon-Fri: 3-7 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 11 AM - 8 PM Runs and Events Bldg 1010 253-5654 Semper Fit admin Bldg 1010 253-5880 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM Shark Bait Dive Center 253-4966 Bldg 1010 Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM Youth Sports Bldg 1010 253-3239 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM

Lodging

Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF) Bldg 1188 & 444 253-3221 Open 24/7 Nishiki & Monzen Lodge

Active Duty & Family Support

Behavioral Health Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Career Resources Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6439 Child Development Center (CDC) Bldg 637 & 636 253-5584 Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM - 5:15 PM Children, Youth & Teen Program Bldg 443 253-5549 Mon-Fri: 1-5 PM Cultural Adaptation Program Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-6165/6161 Education Office Bldg 411 Rm 127 253-3855 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Exceptional Family Member PROGRAM (EFMP) Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-5601 Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 Family Member Employment Assistance Program Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-5762 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Hornet’s Nest (SMP) Bldg 1347 253-3585 Open 24/7 Information Referral & Relocation (IR&R) Bldg 410, Rm 101 253-6161 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 5 PM Marine Lounge (SMP) Bldg 410, 2F 253-5368 Sun-Thu: 10 AM - MIDNIGHT Fri, Sat & Hol: 10 AM - 2 AM Marine Corps Family Team Building Bldg 1104 253-3754/3542 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 253-5311 Bldg 1100 New Parent Support Program (NPSP) Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 Personal Financial Management Program Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6250 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Prevention & Education Outreach 253-4526 Relocation Assistance Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-6161/3311 Retired Affairs Office Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6439 School Age Center Bldg 558 253-4769 Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM Closed: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM School Liaison 253-5064 Station Library 253-3078 Bldg 411, 3F Mon-Thu: 9 AM - 9 PM Fri: 9 AM - 8 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 9 AM - 5 PM Substance Abuse Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 Transition Assistance Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-5762 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Veterans Assistance Bldg 411 Rm 201 By Appointment 253-6284/6439 Victim Advocate Program Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 24-Hour Helpline 090-9978-1033 Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4928 Youth Cultural Program Rm 101 253-5900 Youth & Teen Center Bldg 443 253-6454/4803 Mon-Thu: 2:30-7 PM Fri: 2:30-8 PM, Sat: Noon - 8 PM, Sun: 2-5 PM

MCCS Support

Design 253-5147 Bldg 410 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM Employee Development Bldg 410 253-4841 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wed: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Executive Office Bldg 410 253-3424 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Finance Bldg 410 253-3336 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Human Resources Bldg 410 253-3030/5008 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wed: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM Marketing Office Bldg 410 253-5284 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM MCCS Motor Pool Bldg 1350 253-6572 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM Preview Magazine Marketing Dept 253-5284 Broadcast Dept 253-6229 Advertising 253-4169 (in Japanese) 0827-79-4169

Retail & Services

AMericable Bldg 410 253-2288 24-Hour Tech Support 046-896-2288 Mon-Sat: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Auto Skills Center Bldg 1350 253-5325 Tue-Fri: Noon - 6 PM Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM, Sun & Hol: 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Mon) Barking Lot Bldg 1009 253-3588 Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Barber (MCX) 253-4728 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Thu) Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM Barber (Northside) 253-4747 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Wed) Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM Exchange New Car Sales Bldg 446 253-4715 Mon-Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM Sat & Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM Fuji Optical Bldg 1350 253-4758 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM Golf Pro Shop Bldg 600 253-3402 Mon-Sun: 9 AM - 5 PM Head to Toe Beauty Salon Bldg 410 253-4708 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 7 PM Launderette Bldg 705 Daily 24-hours Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) Military Clothing Sales, Torii Tunes Bldg 446 253-5641 Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat: 10 AM - 8 PM, Wed, Sun & Hol:10 AM - 6 PM MCX Furniture Annex Bldg: 497 253-6621 Wed-Sun: Noon - 6 PM MCX Warehouse Bldg 380 253-5255 Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 10 AM8 PM, Wed & Sun: 10 AM 6 PM, Sat: 10:30 AM - 7 PM Marine Mart - Northside Bldg 1350 253-4121 Sun-Thu: 6:30 AM - 11 PM Fri & Sat: 6:30 AM - MIDNIGHT

Marine Mart - MCX Bldg 446 253-4792 Sun-Thu: 6:30 AM - 11 PM Fri & Sat: 6:30 AM - MIDNIGHT Service+ 253-4723 Bldg 410 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM SoftBank Cellular Bldg 410 253-5851 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6:30 PM Sun: 10 AM - 5:30 PM Hol: Noon - 5 PM Starch & Stripes Dry Cleaners/Tailor Shop Bldg 446 253-4742 Mon-Sat: 9 AM - 5:30 PM Storage Units Bldg 1350 253-4385 Mon-Sat: 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Travel & Automotive

Academy Travel Bldg 410 253-3764/3841 JN (0827)29-0405 Fax (0827)29-0406 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Sat: 9:30 AM - 3 PM Auto Gas Booth 253-4517 Bldg 1350 Sun-Sat: 8 AM - 8 PM Car Wash Bldg 1350 Tue-Fri: Noon - 6 PM Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM, Sun & Hol: 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Mon) Information & Referral (I&R) Bldg 410 253-4197 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Information, Tours & Travel (ITT) Bldg 410 253-4377 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Sat: 9:30 AM - 3 PM Travel Center Bldg 410 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Sat 9:30 AM - 3 PM Typhoon Motors Auto Service Station Bldg 1350 253-4385 Mon-Sat: 8 AM - 4:30 PM Vehicle Rental Bldg 1350 253-4245 Daily: 8 AM - 8 PM

Station

Air Terminal Bldg 727 253-5509 AFN Request Line 253-1575 Branch Medical Clinic Appointments 253-3445 253-5571 Voice Menu vET Clinic Bldg 1009 253-6471 Banks Community Bank 253-4777 Navy Federal 253-4797 Chaplain Station Chapel 253-3371 Duty Chaplain 080-6612-9244 Commissary Bldg 450 253-5586 IPAC Bldg 1 253-4529 housing Bldg 200 253-5541 MC Perry School Elementary 253-3327 High School 253-5448 Military Police Bldg 608 253-3303

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Food buffet

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July12 Club Iwakuni 5:30-9 PM

$17.95 Adults, $8.95 Kids Tickets on sale starting June �� at the SNCO Cash Cage. Call 253-3363 for details.


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