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TURKEY FRIED OR ROAST? Two Options for the Holidays

Holiday

TURKEY MEAL

PURCHASE 10 KFC VALUE MEALS AND GET 10% OFF A TURKEY OR TURKEY MEAL BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1. VISIT KFC FOR DETAILS.

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C ON T E N T S

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FEATURES 11

Japanese New Year's Traditions

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Stay warm this winter

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Off the Hill Training

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Why Read Every Day?

RESOURCES 05 SMP

18 YEAR IN REVIEW

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Base Resources

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Around Japan

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IronWorks Gym

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Wellness Services

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Kids & Parents

CALENDARS 16

Regional Attractions

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日本語カレンダー

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MCCS Event Calendar

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Group Fitness

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JD's Daily Specials

REGULARS 2

Direct from the Director

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MCX Promotions

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LETTER FROM THE MCCS DIRECTOR

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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 Services’ Marketing to inform the community of events and programs offered by MCCS. The appearance of advertising and sponsors’ logos in this publication does not constitute federal government or Marine Corps endorsement. MARKETING DIRECTOR (ACTING) / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF J. Michael Browning MANAGING EDITOR Rachel Inopiquez PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST Sarah Puma MARKETING COORDINATOR Paul Anthony Torres Anise Brown LEAD CREATIVE DESIGNER Tina Hong-Sandmel GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Sus Fukushima Jongeun Spencer DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALISTS Jacob Hatter Adam McCambridge MARKETING ASSISTANT Jenna West COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES 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. この基地内月間情報誌「プレビュー」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 begin the process of wrapping up the year in Iwakuni, I’d like to thank each and ever y one of you for your participation and support in making our community great throughout the year. I also want to thank our MCCS and Station staff for the many hours of effort they put into making this year’s Nav y and Marine Corps Birthday Balls a big success. The addition of parachutes in the gym for the Marine Corps Ball really looked good. December 1st, recognizes World Aids Day, in solidarity of the 34 million people living with HIV worldwide. One way to show your support is to wear the universal symbol of a red ribbon. Please pin it on as a symbol that we can all recognize to continue raising awareness and support for the cure of this disease. Holidays afford us the opportunity to come together as a community, and we’re happy to host many events that offer that chance. I encourage you to reach out to our newcomers and invite them to festivities that help celebrate the season. Club Iwakuni will be offering their amazing Holiday Buffet that allows you to indulge, without the fuss of cooking or cleaning. To add to the holiday mix, stop by the MCX to get photos with Santa to send home to the family. That will surely spread our Iwakuni holiday cheer to long distance loved ones. If you find you’re ready to work off those inevitable temptations consumed over the season, sign up for the Jingle Bell Jog being held on December 20. You can’t go wrong with prizes, games, music, free food, costume contests and Santa Claus all wrapped up in a healthy 1.5K Fun Run. If you’re feeling adventurous, join IT T in visiting historic Kyoto for a three day trip from December 24-26. Another great opportunity with Outdoor Recreation is to join the Mizuho Ski/Snowboard Trip on December 27. This year has had many special events and community gatherings to be thankful for. The next year can only get better! I am inspired by the amount of participation that I’ve seen over the past year in our events and programs created to make our lives more enjoyable and fulfilled. Here’s to another successful year in Iwakuni. Stay safe, and happy holidays! “Semper Fi” John Iwaniec Marine Corps Community Ser vices Director MARKETING WELCOMES ANISE TO THE TEAM!

WHO WE ARE

ALEXANDRA PATROCINO POSITION: LifeSkills Trainer

“I love helping my participants access their own strengths, develop their own answers and tap into their own resources to reach solutions and build healthy relationships with those around them.” MCAS Iwakuni Marines celebrated the 239th Birthday of the Marines Corps on November 6,7 and 8.

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SMP IWAKUNI

BASE ACTIVITIES

SINGLE MARINE PROGRAM UPCOMING EVENTS

HOLIDAY PARTIES! DECEMBER 24, 4 - 10 PM HORNET’S NEST • MARINE LOUNGE See details below.

MARINE LOUNGE 253-5368 // 2ND FLOOR CROSSROADS SUN-THUR: 10 AM - MIDNIGHT FRI, SAT & HOL: 10 AM - 2 AM

HORNET’S NEST 253-3585 // NORTHSIDE BLDG. 1347 OPEN 24/7

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SMP COMMITTEE MEETING

DECEMBER 3, 7 PM Registration begins at 6:30 PM and the tournament starts at 7 PM. Winner receives a $10 Gift Card and trophy; second place $5 Gift Card. Snacks and drinks will be provided for your pleasure.

DECEMBER 4, 10-11 AM Held the first Thursday of the month unless a Federal holiday falls on or near that date, in which case the meeting will be moved to the second Thursday of the month.

MONTHLY PING-PONG TOURNAMENT

DECEMBER 10, 7 PM, HORNET’S NEST Watch great holiday movies and enjoy free fresh baked cookies and hot chocolate!

DECEMBER 10, 7 PM Best two out of three matches for 11 points. Trophies and t-shirts awarded to 1st and 2nd places. Snacks and drinks provided. Call for details.

MONTHLY CHESS TOURNAMENT DECEMBER 17, 7 PM Trophies and t-shirts will be awarded to 1st and 2nd places. Good luck to all and bring a friend!

HOLIDAY MOVIE MARATHON

GINGERBREAD HOUSE BUILDING CONTEST DECEMBER 16, 6 PM Get into the holiday spirit! Participants will create a Gingerbread house out of graham crackers, candies and icing. All supplies are provided. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place winners.

SMP HOLIDAY PARTIES

SMP MIZUHO SNOWBOARD TRIPS DECEMBER 13 & 27, 6 AM - 7:30 PM TRANSPORTATION FEE: $20 LIFT TICKETS: DAY PASS ¥5,500; MORNING (8 AM - NOON) OR AFTERNOON (11 AM - 4:30 PM) PASS ¥4,500 Come with us on our Snowboard Trips to Mizuho Ski Resort! Register at the Hornet’s Nest or Marine Lounge.

DECEMBER 24, 4 PM HORNET’S NEST & MARINE LOUNGE Join SMP and celebrate the holiday! Enjoy delicious appetizers and participate in fun competitions! Free stockings filled with goodies will be given out! Call for more information.

The Single Marine Program (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.

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ENTERTAINMENT

ENTERTAINMENT/DINING CLUBS INDIAN JOE'S

CLUB IWAKUNI Club Iwakuni offers something for everyone from family friendly theme nights to Sunday brunch buffets to live entertainment and happy hours. Visit the Club today to find out all the dining and entertainment options that are available to the community.

[OFFICERS]

253-5416/3363

SOCIAL HOUR WITH FREE FINGER FOODS

BINGO

EVERY FRIDAY, 5-7 PM

VARIETY NIGHT WITH DJ FRIDAY NIGHTS, 8 PM - MIDNIGHT

K-BAR

[STAFF NCO] SOCIAL HOUR WITH FREE FINGER FOODS

A TASTE OF ITALY MONDAYS, 5-9 PM

DECEMBER 15, 5-10 PM

$10.95 ADULTS, $5.95 KIDS AGES 6-12

Gather your friends for a chance to win big!

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

LUNCH GRAND BUFFET WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY, 11 AM - 1:30 PM

MONGOLIAN NIGHT

$11.25 ADULTS, $5.95 KIDS AGES 6-12

WEDNESDAYS, 5-9 PM

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

$.75/OZ ADULTS, $5.95 KIDS AGES 6-12

EVERY FRIDAY, 6-8 PM

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

VARIETY NIGHTS WITH DJ

JD'S GRILLE

EVERY FRIDAY & 1ST & 3RD SATURDAY 8 PM - 2 AM

MONDAY - THURSDAY, 6:30 AM - MIDNIGHT;

STEAK NIGHT

FRIDAY, 6:30 AM - 2 AM; SATURDAY, 7 AM - 2 AM;

THURSDAYS, 5-9 PM

SUNDAY, 7 AM - MIDNIGHT

PRICE VARIES DEPENDING ON ORDER

Take the family out any night of the week or host a small group meeting while enjoying a meal. See page 40 for daily specials!

Rare, medium or well done? Customize your steak dinner.

CATERING

SUNDAYS, 10 AM - 2 PM

LANDING ZONE [JR. ENLISTED]

COUNTRY MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY 8 PM - MIDNIGHT

SOCIAL HOUR WITH FREE FINGER FOODS EVERY FRIDAY, 8-10 PM

VARIETY NIGHT WITH DJ EVERY SATURDAY, 8 PM - 2 AM

SUNDAY BRUNCH

253-3382

$14.95 ADULTS, $5.95 KIDS AGES 6-12

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

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

HIP-HOP NIGHT DECEMBER 5 & 9, 8 PM - 2 AM

REGGAE NIGHT DECEMBER 12, 8 PM - 2 AM

A Taste OF

Italy

LATIN NIGHT

EVERY MONDAY

DECEMBER 26, 8 PM - 2 AM

5-9 PM $10.95 ADULTS $5.95 KIDS AGES 5-10

BALLROOM THEME NIGHTS REGGAE NIGHT DECEMBER 3 & 27, 8 PM - 2 AM

SOUL, R&B, FUNK, OLD SCHOOL HIP-HOP DECEMBER 5, 8 PM - MIDNIGHT

LATIN NIGHT DECEMBER 20, 8 PM - 2 AM

HIP-HOP NIGHT DECEMBER 17 & 26, 8 PM - MIDNIGHT

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SINGLE MARINE PROGRAM (SMP) See page 5.

XTREMEWORKS SKATE PARK

253-3585 (HORNET'S NEST) 253-5368 (MARINE LOUNGE)

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

THEATER

STRIKE ZONE BOWLING

253-5291

253-3495

Ages 12 & up: $3 Ages 6-11: $1.50, Ages 5 & under: FREE SKIP THE LINE, PURCHASE A 10-PUNCH REEL CARD: $30 ADULTS, $15 CHILDREN

SUNDAY - THURSDAY, 11 AM - 10 PM;

253-6578

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 11 AM - MIDNIGHT

THE 11TH FRAME LOUNGE MONDAY - THURSDAY, 5-11 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 3 PM - 1 AM

MCCS IWAKUNI THEATER

Like MCCS Iwakuni Theater on Facebook to be the first to know when movies premiere.

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SUNDAY, 3-11 PM

MOBILE CANTEEN 253-4108

Regularly scheduled runs throughout the air station.


y a d i l ho buffet

FEATURED ITEMS* • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail • Seafood Chowder • Steamship Round with Mushroom Demi-Glace • Broiled Salmon • Honey Glazed Baked Ham

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Chicken Gouda Southern Cornbread Dressing Praline Candied Yams Pumpkin Pie Apple Pie

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10-2 PM | Club Iwakuni

Adults $16.95 K ids 6-12 $8.95 Reservations highly recommended.

*Menu Subject to Change

January 15 11 AM - 2 PM Club Iwakuni

ADULTS $16.95 Kids 6-12 $8.95

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Ham and Bean

CARVING:

Turkey with Cream Gravy Roast Beef with Brown Gravy

CHAFERS:

Candied Sweet Potatoes Collard Greens Macaroni & Cheese Green Beans (bacon & onion)

Meatloaf with brown gravy Blackened Catfish with mango salsa BBQ Ribs Chicken and Waffles- Maple Syrup/ Butter Sauce

DESSERTS:

Pecan Pie Sweet Potato Pie Peach Crisp (Chafer)

*Menu subject to change. Reservations Recommended § 253-3363

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BASE RESOURCES

RETAIL / SERVICES / HOSPITALITY WOOD HOBBY SHOP

DO IT

253-5320 WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY, 11 AM - 1 PM & 4-8 PM; SATURDAYS, 8 AM - 8 PM; SUNDAYS, NOON - 8 PM

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SAFETY CLASS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

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MARINE CORPS EXCHANGE (MCX)

STARCH & STRIPES

253-5641

We provide laundering, dry cleaning, tailoring, alterations, mending and repairs. Next day pick-up is available for laundering at an additional 30% charge. Items must be dropped off by 1 PM and picked up the next day after 4 PM. Same day pick up is available at an additional 50% charge. Items must be dropped off before 9:30 AM & pick-up the same day after 4 PM. This is based on availability. Please see an associate for details.

The MCX proudly services the needs of servicemembers and their families.

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

COMPUCARE 253-6751 11 AM - 8 PM, CLOSED SUNDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

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

MILITARY CLOTHING 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 three 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.

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253-4742

SAFETY CLASS WEDNESDAYS, 5-6 PM, SATURDAYS, NOON - 1 PM

SERVICES + 253-4723

Our services include key-making, 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. Please allow several days for packing during high volume seasons.

HIROSHIMA AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE 253-4377

Need a ride from/to the Hiroshima Airport? A 48 hour reservation, 2 business days, will be required for airport transportation. Payment is required to secure a seat.

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.

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.

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.

HEAD TO TOE SALON

BARKING LOT (PET BOARDING)

253-4708

253-3588

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 servicemembers 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 or call us for our cancellation policy.

Boarding space at our kennel is limited. If you are sponsoring a new member to the Iwakuni community or planning a vacation, make your pet reservations today.

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STRIKE ZONE PRO SHOP 253-3495

For all bowling and golfing needs. Reservations for the Iwakuni Country Club are available from 11 AM - 9 PM.


BASE RESOURCES

AUTO We're happy to announce we offer new services at the Head to Toe Salon! Specialty Cuts to include: Designs Taper Fades Regular Fades Facial &Beard Line Ups Military & Kids Haircuts.

TYPHOON MOTORS

AUTO SKILLS CENTER

253-4385

253-5325

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.

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

MAINTENANCE SERVICES.

$6/DAY

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 - FRIDAY, 8 AM - 3:30 PM CLOSED SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS

Towing services are only available during business hours and within a 50 km radius of MCAS Iwakuni. If you are involved in an accident, make sure you call PMO first at 253-3303 (DSN), 0827-79-3303 (from off base or cell phone).

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

MONTHLY SATURDAY CLASS: TIRE SAFETY DECEMBER 6 10-11 AM AT THE ASC

TITLE CHANGES

Call 253-4708 for details.

Get your vehicle title changed for $45.

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

MCAS IWAKUNI POST OFFICE SUGGESTED MAILING DATES FOR THE 2014 HOLIDAY SEASON Please be sure to get your packages and letters mailed before the below recommended mailing dates FROM MCAS IWAKUNI TO UNITED STATES 1st Class

Priority

SAM

DEC 20

DEC 20

DEC 15

FROM THE UNITED STATES TO MCAS IWAKUNI (APO/FPO AP 962-966) 1st class

Priority

SAM

DEC 10

DEC 10

NOV 26

Contact the MCAS Iwakuni Post Office for more information 253-3114. LET SERVICES PLUS TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR PACKING SERVICES. SEE AD ON PAGE 8 FOR DETAILS.

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

CAREER

OPPORTUNITIES

VEHICLE PRE-PURCHASE SAFETY INSPECTION 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 253-4245

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

EARLY DROP OFF PLAN Customers using the Early Drop Off Plan may return rental cars at any time prior to the date and time the vehicle is due back. Additional fees will be applied to vehicles 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.

Join BOB looking for a job with MCCS Available jobs can be accessed by scanning the QR code above, visit usmc-mccs.org/ careers or §253-3030

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2015 NEW YEAR’S

12.31

eve bash

8PM - 2AM CLUB IWAKUNI §253-3363

NUTRITION & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT COUNSELING

SESSION • PACKAGE DEALS • GROUP CLASS

Are you fed up with the dieting roller coaster? RD’s are the recognized experts in nutrition, with the scientific training to help you reach and maintain your weight loss goals using reliable information, not gimmicks or scams. §253-6359/3696

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COMMUNITY ARTICLE

Mikans - popular gifts at New Year's

Kadomatsu - the a traditional decoration seen in front of homes and businesses from Christmas until mid-January

The Japanese New Year holiday, called Shogatsu, is celebrated on January 1 and is one of the most important holidays of the year. Culturally rooted in the Chinese lunar calendar, Shogatsu was originally celebrated on the same day as the contemporary Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese New Year's, but since 1873 the Japanese holiday has aligned with the Western Gregorian calendar. Japanese families typically visit the local Buddhist temple (otera) on New Year’s Eve, where the temple bell is rung 108 times to symbolically cleanse people of the 108 worldly sins and desires of traditional Buddhist belief. On New Year’s Day, many people visit one or more local shrines (jinja) to pray for good fortune in the coming year. Oftentimes, people climb a mountain to view the first sunrise of the new year. In Iwakuni, many people gather at Iwakuni Castle on January 1 to watch the sunrise.

On the first few days of the new year, Japanese people eat osechi-ryori, the traditional cuisine that can be prepared in advance so people can avoid cooking on the first three days of the new year, which was once thought to be taboo. The osechi often consists of three tiered boxes filled with sweet, sour, or dried dishes such as boiled seaweed, fish cakes, mashed sweet potatoes with chestnut, simmered burdock room, and sweet black soybeans. Similar to the American custom of sending Christmas cards, the Japanese send postcards (nengajo) to friends and family at New Year's. The cards are sent to arrive on the first day of January, and if postmarked within a certain time frame, the Japanese post office guarantees their delivery on the 1st. Naomi Leeman

Naomi is an illustrator and designer with roots in the Midwest, but currently living and working from Iwakuni. She travels the world sketching and searching for unique, handcrafted treasures. Check out her website or Facebook page to see more examples of her work!

Nengajo - postcards sent at New Year's to friends and family

Otoshidama -

the custom of giving small envelopes with money to children

Osechi -

traditional cuisine prepared in advance and eaten for the first few days of the new year.

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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. MCCS IWAKUNI ITT 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. NAGANO SNOW MONKEYS

SAPPORO SNOW FESTIVAL TRIP FEBRUARY 2-5, SIGN-UP STARTS DECEMBER 2

Check out the 66 th Sapporo Snow Festival! On Day 1 enjoy your free time in Sapporo. On Day 2, IT&T guide will offer you a day trip to beautiful canal city “Otaru”. Otaru's prominent industries are arts and crafts, such as studio glass and music boxes. On Day 3, enjoy seeing the final stage of spectacular carving of giant ice & snow sculptures. February 5th is the grandopening day of the Sapporo Snow Festival. We will also visit another festival site “Tsu Dome Site”. You can also enjoy local food in Hokkaido such as king crab, salmon, potato, fresh milk, cheese and more!

COSTCO HIROSHIMA SHOPPING TRIP FEBRUARY 7, SIGN-UP STARTS DECEMBER 8

HOLIDAY SHOPPING IN SASEBO NAVY BASE TOUR

SHIGAKOGEN SKI TRIP

DECEMBER 6, 7 AM - 11:30 PM

SIGN-UP STARTS DECEMBER 15(FEB TRIP)

HOLIDAY SHOPPING IN DOWNTOWN FUKUOKA DECEMBER 7, 8 AM - 9 PM

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS AT HUIS TEN BOSCH DECEMBER 13, 7 AM - MIDNIGHT

HOLIDAY ILLUMINATION AT BIHOKU PARK DECEMBER 20, NOON - 9:30 PM

TOKYO FUN TRIP DECEMBER 21-26

KYOTO 3-DAY TRIP

JANUARY 16-20 & FEBRUARY 13-17

Nagano is a world famous ski resort which hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1998. Enjoy skiing or snowboarding! We also have an optional tour on Day 3 to famous Jigoku Valley Monkey Park, where you will have a chance to see monkeys soaking in an outside natural hot spring spa!

STRAWBERRY PICKING & WINERY TRIP JANUARY 24, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Fresh red, sweet strawberries await you at the all-you-can-eat Hirata Fruit Farm. Enjoy picking in a green house. You will also have a chance to enjoy tasting fresh local wine in Miyoshi Winery. They also serve delicious grape flavored soft serve ice cream. There are souvenir stores and a kids playground.

DECEMBER 24-26

COSTCO will provide you a 1 day shopping pass. After receiving your shopping pass, you can shop on your own. There will be a 5% surcharge for non-members. You can also apply for a 1 year membership which costs ¥4,320 but saves you from the 5% surcharge.

NAGASAKI LANTERN FESTIVAL TRIP FEBRUARY 21, SIGN-UP STARTS DECEMBER 22

Enjoy the annual festival to celebrate Chinese New Year. Chinese dragon dance, lion dance, acrobat show and more will be performed at the festival site. Since there is a China Town, you will have a chance to enjoy delicious Chinese food!

SHIMONOSEKI AQUARIUM TRIP FEBRUARY 28, SIGN-UP STARTS DECEMBER 29

We will take you to Shimonoseki KaikyoKan Aquarium. You will have a chance to see lots of sea creatures there! Enjoy a dolphin show, a seal show and more!

"NEW TRIP" OSAKA CASTLE SUPER ILLUMINATION & KOBE OVERNIGHT TRIP JANUARY 10-11

On Day 1, we will take you to Osaka. After checking in the hotel, enjoy exploring the city center of Osaka with many shops, restaurants and more. In the evening, our tour guide will take you to Osaka castle (or go there on your own) to see the outside theater illumination called “3D Projection Mapping”. It’s entertaining, artistic and amazing illumination art! On Day 2, we’ll go to Kobe. You will find a big China Town, shopping malls, beautiful old western style architecture and more.

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AROUND JAPAN

CULTURAL ADAPTATION(NEW LOCATION) Cultural Adaptation is now located in the Station Library in Bldg 411. Let us help you transition smoothly into Japanese culture.

GUIDED TOURS

GET OUT AND EXPLORE JAPAN

We offer local cultural tours/events and customs as well as classes ranging from beginning Japanese to local cuisine cooking classes. Pre-registration for Cultural Adaptation classes and tours is required in person at Bldg 411, 3rd floor. Minimum of 5 people required for tours. Call 253-6165 for details.

Below are unguided tours, but stop by Information & Referral and we can give you enough information so you can have your own adventure. Call 253-6161 for details.

CULTURAL TOUR TO WOOD EGG OKONOMIYAKI ‘JAPANESE PANCAKE’ MUSEUM

KINTAI BRIDGE REPLICA MAKING

TENCHO-SAI/ EMPEROR’S BIRTHDAY

DECEMBER 17, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM, IN HIROSHIMA

THRU DECEMBER 26, KINTAI BRIDGE BUS CENTER

DECEMBER 23, STARTING AT 9 AM

Experience Okonomiyaki ‘Japanese Pancake’! It is a local “soul food” of layered chopped vegetables, egg and your choice of meat, all flattened on the grill. We will visit the Wood Egg, the museum of Okonomiyaki. Experience cooking okonomiyaki yourself! Bring: Apron, Bandana (to cover your hair while cooking), ID and Extra Yen.

Would you like to challenge miniature Kintai Bridge making? Following step by step instructions, you will complete a wooden replica of an arch within 2 to 3 hours. Costs ¥6,000 and reservation is required.

ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE ON MIYAJIMA ISLAND

MIKAN PICKING

TENJIN MARKET

THRU THE END OF DECEMBER, 9 AM - 3 PM ,

DECEMBER 25, 9 AM - 3 PM AT HOFU

OSHIMA ISLAND

TENMANGU SHRINE IN HOFU CITY

Enjoy juicy plump, all you can eat tangerines! For ¥500 come visit the mikan orchards where you can purchase bags full of mikans. Entry fee applies to all patrons visiting and/or mikan picking.

This is a monthly market held on the 25th of each month. Many food vendors and stalls will line up along the front approach to the shrine. Some deal with antiques. Since this is the year-end market, you will find New Year’s decorations and special foods.

CULTURAL TOUR TO YANAI NISHIGURA:

HIROSHIMA DREAMINATION THROUGH JANUARY 3; 5:30-10:30 PM, HEIWA

CHINKA-SAI

DORI STREET, DOWNTOWN HIROSHIMA

DECEMBER 31, STARTING AT 6 PM, MIYAJIMA

Individual objects along this street in Hiroshima are brightly illuminated.

This is an annual ceremony for preventing fire; people will parade with torches along the island’s coast. Please note the area will be very crowded with worshippers praying and welcoming the New Year. Local trains and ferries will have additional transportation services.

TOKIWA PHANTASIA 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 12, 2015 3:30-9:30 PM (WEEKDAYS & SATURDAYS) 10 AM - 9:30 PM (SUNDAYS & JN HOLIDAYS) TOKIWA PARK IN UBE CITY

Christmas illumination will light up the park. The amusement park area extends its business hours.

FLOWER & LIGHT PAGEANT MAKING GOLDFISH LANTERNS JANUARY 23, 9 AM - 4 PM SIGN-UP AT THE LIBRARY START DECEMBER 23 , LIBRARY FEE: ¥900, PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT

Our first stop is at the craft museum called ‘Nishigura’ where you will make a goldfish paper lantern which is a special souvenir from this city. During your free time you can visit some of the museums in the area or go shopping at Mr. Max. Bring: Extra yen to cover your lunch and souvenirs and ID.

The Emperor’s birthday is observed as a national holiday. The Shinto style ceremony is held to celebrate this day. Five pieces of Shinto sacred music is performed.

WEEKENDS THROUGH DECEMBER 23 9 AM - 9 PM, HIROSHIMA BOTANICAL GARDEN

“Flower Light Pageant” is held Saturdays and Sundays. There will be Christmas tree and foliage illumination, candles and a Christmas concert.

WINTER FIREWORKS DISPLAY DECEMBER 13, 4-8 PM KANOKAMI AREA IN SHUNAN CITY

There will be food vendors and stage events near Kano Civic Gymnasium. Fireworks display starts at 7 PM. Parking space is available and a shuttle bus runs from JR Tokuyama Station.

IWAKUNI ROPEWAY NEW YEAR ’S DAY JANUARY 1, STARTING 6:30 AM AT KIKKO PARK

View the first rising sun of the year from the Iwakuni castle on Mt. Shiroyama. The ropeway starts at 6:30 AM. Ropeway costs ¥550 for a round trip and admission to the castle is ¥260.

NEW YEAR’S CONCERT 2015 JANUARY 10, 2-4 PM (DOORS OPEN 1:30 PM) SINFONIA IWAKUNI

The Vienna Volksoper is a major opera house and is coming to Iwakuni. Please fill your heart with enchanting music and dances. Tickets: S = ¥7,500; A = ¥6,000; Student = ¥2,000.

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Health Promotion’s Ballet Program

THE NUTCRACKER DECEMBER 19, 4-5:30 PM · T H E AT E R Come enjoy some holiday spirit as the youth of Iwakuni interpret the Nutcracker Iwakuni Style.

FREE

Join us for a Grinchmas celebration! We will read Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas and enjoy refreshments and crafts. Fun for children of all ages ... don’t forget your pajamas or other Who-ville themed outfit!

Dec 17 6-6:45 PM | Free

§253-6359/3696

§253-3078

GEIHOKU ski & snowboard JANUARY 10 FEBRUARY 7 MARCH 7 Sign up starts 30 days prior to trip dates. See page 22 for details. 253-3822

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Guam

COMMUNITY ARTICLE

STAY WARM THIS WINTER TAKE A TRIP OVERSEAS

by Nikki Bennett, Community Writer

W

hen most people think of the winter holidays, they think of snowball fights, hot chocolate by the fireplace, and caroling in the snow. But if you’re the type of person who dreams of lying on a beach, going on a jungle hike, or shopping for presents in shorts, you might want to travel some place warm for the holidays. Here are a few amazing places that are not too hard to get to from Japan, and will keep you feeling toasty: Direct flights from Hiroshima airport take about four hours.

Taiwan Taipei in December is wonderful. Still warm, but not as hot as down in the tropics, this city boasts a plethora of family activities. Take the gondola up Maokong Mountain and sample the wonderful teas they produce there. Head to the National Palace Museum and check out the vast collection of treasures from the Forbidden City. Sample the amazing dim-sum at a local restaurant. Ring in the New Year with a fantastic fireworks display over Taipei’s tallest skyscraper, Taipei 101. Or, hop on Taiwan’s great train system, and explore the rest of the island! Direct flights from Hiroshima airport take about three hours.

Guam is a U.S. territory, so it’s pretty easy to navigate. The island of Guam isn’t that big, but it has plenty of warm beaches to lounge on. You can stay cheap at a military base and play golf to your heart’s content, or head for the hotels that line Tumong’s crescent-shaped lagoon. Most hotels serve a special Christmas dinner and provide other entertainment.

Hong Kong They do up Christmas right in Hong Kong. Once an English territory, Hong Kong still has that Colonial flavor. Take a nighttime rickshaw bus tour and marvel at all the Christmas lights clinging to the skyscrapers. Cruise Victoria Harbor on an old-fashioned junk. Head down to Lantau Island and explore the amazing Big Buddha and temples there. And don’t forget to get all your Christmas shopping done in Causeway Bay or the Jade Market in Kowloon.

Bali

Expect about six hours or so to get from Hiroshima. It takes a little longer to get to Bali (the fastest is about 10 hours) but it’s well worth the trip to visit this Indonesian paradise.

Thailand

Bali is on the other side of the equator, so December is summer there. Soak up the equatorial rays at one of Bali’s magnificent beaches. Or, head to the interior, where you’ll find plenty of hiking, amazing Hindu temples, and the wonderful town of Ubud, with its monkey forest and old palace. You can even charter a trip to nearby Komodo Island and mar vel at the Komodo dragons in their natural habitat.

A direct flight from Fukuoka lasts about 5 hours and 30 minutes.

W h e t h e r y o u’r e h e ad i ng f o r Bangkok’s city lights or escaping to one of Thailand’s multitude of beaches, you’ll stay toasty in Thailand. Some fun things to do: Visit the World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya , and don’t forget to check out the amazing Water Market near there. Explore the temples and palaces in Bangkok. Head up north, and visit the Elephant Nature Park, an elephant sanctuary.

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REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS

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DECEMBER

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

FEBRUARY

CONCERTS

12/1,8,11 & 12 Sarah Brightman // Tokyo

1/7

The 1975 // Tokyo

2/12

Dennis Banks // Tokyo

1/7

*Macy Gray // Tokyo

2/14

Motley Crue // Saitama

12/6

Celtic Christmas 2014 // Tokyo

1/10

*Mono // Sendai

2/17

OK Go // Tokyo

12/8

Buckcherry // Tokyo

1/12

Asgeir // Tokyo

2/17

St. Vincent // Tokyo

12/10-11 Art Garfunkel // Tokyo

1/16

*Cyndi Lauper // Sendai

2/19

Marcus Miller // Tokyo

*12/18-19 The Stylistics // Tokyo

1/21

Royal Blood // Tokyo

2/27

One Direction // Saitama

*12/26-29 Kool & The Gang // Tokyo

1/29

*Lily Allen // Tokyo

SPORTING/OTHER EVENTS

SPORTING/OTHER EVENTS 12/4-15

1/2

Light Illumination // Kobe

SPORTING/OTHER EVENTS

Bull Fighter // Uwajima

2/5-11

**Snow Festival // Sapporo

12/12-21 Arashiyama Hanatouro 2014 // Kyoto

1/3

“Tama Seseri” Festival // Fukuoka

2/19 - 3/5 **Lantern Festival // Nagasaki

1/8

Toka-Ebisu Festival // Fukuoka

2/21

12/15-01/12 **Bihoku Hillside Park Winter Illumination // Hiroshima

1/18

Archery Festival // Kyoto

2/11 - 4/3 Yanagawa Hina-Doll Festival // Fukuoka

1/25

Oyster Festival // Otake

2/11

12/31 Kitano Tenmangu Shimai Tenjin // Kyoto

Saidaiji Eyo // Okayama Fugu Festival // Shimonoseki

*UPDATED EVENTS. Dates and times subject to change.** TRIP AVAILABLE THROUGH ITT! For additional information visit Information, Tours and Travel (ITT) in the Travel Center at Crossroads. §253-4377

AIRFARE

SPECIALS 2014

JANUARY - MARCH FUKUOKA AIRPORT

DESTINATION

DEPARTURE DATE/ MAXIMUM STAY

BEGINNING FARE WITH TAX

SEOUL (KOREA)

JAN 11 - FEB 28/ UP TO 1 WEEK

¥26,000

HONG KONG

JAN 5 - MAR 31/UP TO 6 MONTHS

¥43,500

BANGKOK (THAILAND)

JAN 12 - MAR 31/UP TO 1 MONTH

¥52,300

MANILA (PHILIPPINES)

JAN 5 - MAR 31/UP TO 10 DAYS

¥51,600

BALI (INDONESIA)

JAN 18 - MAR 15/ UP TO 6 MONTHS

¥63,000

Airfare and TAX may vary depending on availability, destination, routing etc

U.S.A. IWAKUNI AIRPORT DESTINATION

DEPARTURE DATE/ MAXIMUM STAY

BEGINNING FARE WITH TAX

LOS ANGELES SAN DIEGO

FEB 2 - MAR 31/ UP TO 1 MONTH

¥125,500

SEATTLE, LAS VEGAS

FEB 2 - MAR 31/ UP TO 1 MONTH

¥125,500

CHICAGO DALLAS FT WORTH

FEB 2 - MAR 31/ UP TO 1 MONTH

¥127,500

NEW YORK CITY ORLANDO

FEB 2 - MAR 31/ UP TO 1 MONTH

¥133,500

JAN 14 - MAR 31/ UP TO 1 MONTH

¥111,500

HONOLULU (HAWAII)

This ticket must be purchased at least 55 days in advance.

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。

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If you are planning to travel overseas or domestically by plane, please make a quick phone call or send an E-mail to our office before purchasing tickets on-line or elsewhere. We can confirm if you have a good rate or we can offer an even cheaper rate to help save you money. We will do our best to offer you a schedule that suits your criteria at great budget price. 0827-29-0405 FAX 0827-29-0406 DSN 253-3764/3841 info@academytravel.jp Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM • Saturday: 9:30 AM - 3 PM Closed Sundays & Japanese Holidays Price may vary depending on seat availability, departure/return date. For more details, please feel free to contact us.


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Marine Corps Community Services

2014 Year inReview by Michelle As at o, C ommunit y Ser vic e s C o or dinat or

It is now D e c em b e r, an d eve r y ye ar we won d e r “Whe r e did t he tim e go? ” This ye ar was no dif fe r e nt . Wit h all of t he event s t hat MCCS put on t his ye ar, our st af f was always moving. Put ting t oge t her ac tivitie s for various age s; wor king b e hin d t he s c e ne s , our t e am c om e s t oge t he r t o bring you qualit y pr ogr ams an d s e r vic e s . Som e of our annual eve nt s will b e c om e your favorit e Iwakuni m em orie s . Fr om t he f ir st d ay I t ell you a b out all of t he pr ogr ams an d s e r vic e s MCCS of fe r s d uring your Welc om e Ab oar d In d o c, t o t he f inal d ay whe n you b oar d t he plane t o your new d ut y st ation, I ho p e MCCS has mad e your t our in Iwakuni one f ille d wit h adve nt ur e an d fun. I would t ell you t hat you shouldn’t b e b or e d while you’r e in Iwakuni, and t his ye ar in r eview is pr o of of t hat . Until next ye ar whe n s om e of our favorit e eve nt s r e t ur n an d we lo ok for war d t o new t r aditions , we’r e wishing you an d your family a ve r y hap py holid ay s e as on! Daughtry rocked it and got the next prefecture jealous.

Bulldog’s Southern Style BBQ opened just in time for the 4th of July holiday! Summer grilling became much easier with a family pack of ribs and chicken.

Nursing

Nook

Nursing Nook opened in the fall for nursing mothers to safely feed their babies.

Zumbathon with Semper Fit

We couldn’t stop laughing with Tommy Davidson & Miss Gayle

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Hunting for the golden egg at the Easter Egg Roll

George Wallace reminded us to “get our mess right” Culture Through Food, Making Gyoza with MCFTB.

Bill Bellamy and D’Lai were gracious enough to take photos and sign autographs Marines & Sailors had a great time seeing The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Jim McCue, Ronnie Jordan and the Purrfect Angelz.

岩 国 日 本

HARVEST

Navy Ball 2014 Fall Harvest Festival, there was so much to choose from Red, White & Food - Couldn’t decide which was best

Enjoyed the free food at the Summer Music Festival. A day of great music, featuring headliner Annie Bosko, ended with a spectacular fireworks display!

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Families had a blast at this year's Halloween Carnival at the Strike Zone.

Marine and Family Programs celebrated everything great about being a kid at the Boys & Girls Club Day for Kids, Month of the Military Child Celebration and Mini Marine Corp s Ball.

Service’s Amazing Race was amazing fun!

The world is a safer place with all of the super he


Newcomers to Iwakuni learned a lot from the Information Fair.

Intramural Sports had close to 3,000 participants in 2014!

And1 Streetball Live Performance

Firecracker 5K Fun Run was a blast.

IN 2014 YOUTH SPORTS HAD OVER:

participants for SOCCER Season participants for FLAG FOOTBALL & BASEBALL Season

participants for BASKETBALL Season coaches, team moms and volunteers

& of volunteer hours making 2014 one of our most exciting years to date!

A splash of pink brightened everybody’s day at the Ribbon Awareness Color Run!

eroes stationed in Iwakuni. Super Hero Fun Run

• The MCCS Iwakuni Employment Grand Re-Opening Event was a great success! • Cultural Adaptation took us to the Mazda Museum, Aeon Mall, Miyajima and more! • Health & Fitness Expo educated us on the importance of staying active • MCAS Iwakuni showed its appreciation for all volunteers at a special luncheon.

Participants showed off their creative designs and ingenuity at this year's Float Your Boat Event.

These 2014 events only scratch the surface. 2015 will bring many more great memories to come!


IRONWORKS GYM

HEALTH AND FITNESS RESOURCES 253-6578

We offer a wide range of sporting adventures, competitions and events. For additional information on activities please call the IronWorks Gym.

CONGRATULATIONS CLC-36

AQUATICS 253-4966

Call for additional information regarding MCAS pools and swimming activities. MCCS IWAKUNI AQUATICS

PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS REGISTRATION: DECEMBER 13, 8 AM - NOON

Session Dates: January 5-29 (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) 9 AM - 6 PM, Throughout the day (Eight 30-minute lessons). Cost: $40 per student ($15 for active duty). Ages: 6 months to adult

OUTDOOR RECREATION 253-3842

2014

On October 24, Commander's Cup had their final challenge of the year. Congratulations to CLC-36 with the final winning score of 184 for the year!

YOUTH SPORTS (YS) 253-3239/5777

MCCS IWAKUNI YOUTH SPORTS

BASKETBALL, START SMART BASKETBALL & CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION NON-SOFA: THROUGH DECEMBER 8 SOFA: DECEMBER 1 - JANUARY 5

Participants must register at the IronWorks Gym front desk. YS Basketball & cheerleading are open to children ages 5-15; participants must be 5 before the season starts. Start Smart Basketball is open to children ages 3-4; participants must be 3 on or before the season starts. Call for more information.

FLAG FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING CLOSING CEREMONY

BASKETBALL AND

CHEERLEADING Registration starts December 1 See this page for details. §253-3239/5777

Sponsored by: The appearance of commercial sponsors’ logos does not constitute official endorsement by the US Federal Government or the United States Marine Corps.

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Experience the great outdoors. We offer hiking ventures, surfing trips, biking, rafting, many other outdoor activities and free gear rental. MCCS IWAKUNI OUTDOOR RECREATION

MEGAHIRA SKI/SNOWBOARD TRIP DECEMBER 20, 7 AM - 6:30 PM FEE: AGES 13 & UP $20, AGES 12 & UNDER $15 DOES NOT INCLUDE LIFT TICKET

Megahira is the closest resort to Iwakuni. Lift ticket prices vary depending on the desired hours wanted to ski/snowboard. There are cafes, restaurants and an Onsen along the slopes to provide a great ski town atmosphere. Lift tickets will be purchased at ski area upon arrival. Equipment is available at Gear Issue the week before the trip. A CASI Snowboard Class(3 hours) will be offered for an additional fee. Class sign-up is separate from the trip sign-up. Call for details.

GEIHOKU SKI/SNOWBOARD

DECEMBER 20, 10 AM, IRONWORKS GYM

JANUARY 10 / FEBRUARY 7 / MARCH 7, 2015

Join us to close the YS Flag Football & Cheerleading Season. Players are asked to wear their selected team uniforms.

SIGN-UP FOR THE JANUARY TRIP STARTS

INTRAMURAL SPORTS/ATHLETICS MCCS IWAKUNI INTRAMURAL SPORTS MCCS IWAKUNI SEMPERFIT

HOLIDAY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT DECEMBER 13, 10 AM

Open to all SOFA Status Personnel ages 16 years and older and members of the JMSDF. Minimum of 4 players to play, 12 max on a team. Rosters will be available via email and at the front desk of the IronWorks Gym.

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL SIGN UPS DECEMBER 5 - JANUARY 2

5 Commander’s cup Points for the First team to sign up. One team from each unit will also get 5 points for Commander’s Cup.

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DECEMBER 10 PRICE: $20 AGES 12 & UP, $15 AGES 11 & UNDER, DOES NOT INCLUDE LIFT TICKET. .

Geihoku Ski Resort is the largest in Hiroshima Prefecture. There are 13 runs of varying difficulty (one of which is 2000m long) for both skiers and snowboarders. There are cafés and restaurants along the slopes to provide a great ski town atmosphere. Lift tickets will be purchased at ski area upon arrival. Equipment at Gear Issue is available on a first come/first served basis. A CASI Snowboard Class(3 hours) will be offered for an additional fee. Class sign-up is separate from the trip sign-up. Call for details.


IRONWORKS GYM

HEALTH PROMOTIONS 253-6359

MCCS IWAKUNI HEALTH PROMOTIONS

FREE BODY FAT ASSESSMENTS

HIGH INTENSITY TACTICAL TRAINING

PAID PROGRAMS & SERVICES

IRONWORKS GYM HITT CENTER & WORKOUTS

253-6359

MONDAYS - FRIDAYS

Classes are available to all SOFA status personnel, JMSDF, IHA & MLC.

11:30 AM - 1 PM, ACTIVE DUTY & RESERVES ONLY

AVAILABLE BY REQUEST

Call 253-5051/5126 to make an appointment.

NUTRITION & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT COUNSELING Meet with a Registered Dietitian (RD) to help you reach and maintain your weight loss goals using reliable information. Call 2536359 to make an appointment.

BUY THIS NOT THAT AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Let Health Promotions take you on a guided tour of the Commissary to show you some of the healthier options available.

HITT FUELED TO FIGHT NUTRITION AVAILABLE BY REQUEST ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVES ONLY

Participants will be introduced to a nutrition periodization which is a nutrition plan developed to match an athlete’s training program, similar to a periodized fitness training plan. The “Fueled to Fight” nutrition protocol follows the same periodization phases as the HITT physical training protocol (Pre-Deployment, Deployment, and Post-Deployment period). To schedule a class for your unit, call 253-6359/5051/5126 or email iwakunihealthpromoti@usmc-mccs.org.

HITT is a comprehensive performance enhancement program proven to improve combat readiness. Programming emphasizes basic strength, explosive power, acceleration and top speed, agility, endurance, mobility and movement patterns. Military members may obtain access for individual workouts to the HITT center by attending one of the daily workouts instructed by HITT Staff. Call 253-6883 or email iwakunihealthpromtoti@usmc-mccs.org for more information.

UNIT PT REQUEST

ADULT SALSA DANCE CLASSES IRONWORKS GYM AEROBICS ROOM STARTING DECEMBER 1: MONDAYS, 6:45-7:45 PM TUESDAYS, 8-9 PM SATURDAYS (BASED ON INSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY), 1:45-2:45 PM

Ages 17 & Up, $12 Per Class/$40 per 4 Classes. Salsa lessons from the basics to advanced - singles or couples welcome!

CREATIVE MOVEMENT AND INTRODUCTION TO BALLET Mondays, 10:30-11:15 AM

To schedule a Unit PT for your unit, shop, platoon, or section, please contact Health Promotions at least 3 days (72 hours) in advance. Call 253-6359/5051/5126 or email iwakunihealthpromoti@usmc-mccs.org.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 4-4:45 PM

Ages 3-5, $7/class

ADULT BALLET THURSDAYS, 6:45-7:45 PM

Ages 16 and Up, $8/Class

12 DAYS OF FITNESS 2014 HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

BEGINNER BALLET:

STARTS DECEMBER 8

MONDAYS, 3-3:45 PM

SIGN-UP BEGINS DECEMBER 1, IRONWORKS GYM

Ages 5-10, $7/Class

Start your holiday off the healthy way! Complete all 12 days for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Call 253-5051/5126 for details.

GRADE ONE BALLET WEDNESDAYS, 4-4:45 PM

$7/Class, *Teacher recommendation only

GRADE TWO BALLET MONDAYS, 3:45-4:45 PM

$8/Class, *Teacher recommendation only

CONTEMPORARY DANCE WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 3-4 PM

*Required to attend both days Ages 11 and up, $8 class

MARTIAL ARTS: YOUTH JUDO WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 4:45-6 PM

Ages 6-15, $3.50/class or $28/month

MARTIAL ARTS: ADULT JUDO

Adult Salsa

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 6-7 PM

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

PERSONAL TRAINING SERVICES

DANCE CLASSES

$30 per one hour session, $15 per microfit assessment. Call 253-5051 for more details.

Starting December 1

SPA SERVICES Let one of our massage therapists help you relax. Call Health Promotions, Monday Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM at 253-6359 to schedule an appointment. See Paid Programs & Services for details.

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SEMPER FIT ARTICLE

F

or those of us who enjoy the stoke of shredding through fresh powder, it is vital to prepare our bodies for the upcoming snow season. Whether snowboarding or skiing, downhill or park, back country or cross country, our bodies need to be prepared to withstand long periods of stabilizing, and more importantly landing in odd positions which sometimes includes landing on body parts other than our feet. Snow sports are full of jumps and tumbles, twists and turns, falls and f lips. The specificity principle asserts that the best way to be prepared for an activity or sport is to the train the energy systems and muscles in a way that closely mimics the way they will be used for that sport or activity.

Strength: The lower body will endure much of the abuse when participating in snow sports. Your legs will be flat out tired after a long day on the slopes. Wall-sits, squats, squat jumps, lunges, and lateral bounding are simple bodyweight movements which will improve stability and endurance in the hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes. The triceps, shoulders, and back need to be strong to control ski poles and need to be able to recover from the unfortunate times when we may lose control and take a roll on a hard packed slope. Push-up variations, pull-ups, and dips are simple and effective ways to improve your upper body’s ability to take a fall. Train your full body 2-3 times per week. Keep the reps high and weight low to best prepare your body for the snow season. Core: You k new it was com ing‌ a comprehensive program cannot exclude, the core. It is important to focus on movements which strengthen the lower back, hips, hamstrings, and the abdominals. The core can be trained with movements as simple as single leg balancing to more advanced movements such as suspended lateral planks. Train your core at least 2-3 times per week and be sure at least one of those sessions includes balance training.

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Rest and Recovery: Take 1-2 days per week to focus on recovery. Use modalities such as foam rolling, suspension training, and the pool to keep your body mobile while facilitating recovery from your previous training sessions. Ensure that you are taking in at least half your bodyweight in ounces of water daily and that you are fueling for performance by eating clean whole foods such as brown rice, lean proteins, and fresh fruits and veggies. Reaching peak conditioning for an activity doesn’t happen overnight. Depending on the individual, it can take 6-12 weeks to properly prepare the body for a specific activity. Hiroshima Prefecture area ski and snowboard resorts see the best snow conditions starting in February, about 12 weeks from now, which gives you just enough time to get slope ready. For more information on performance training for snow sports, contact Health Promotions at 253-6359.

For you cold weather junkies, get your skis and snowboards tuned and waxed before you head up to the slopes.

EDGE TUNE $10 / WAX $10 Energy System Development: Train in heart rate zones which mimic those of being on the slopes. Snow sports can be deceiving to on lookers – snowboarders and skiers seem to glide effortlessly down the mountain. However, your heart rate will bounce between endurance zones (think long distance running) to anaerobic zones (think all out sprinting) so it is important to vary your training. Participate in cardiovascular exercise 3-5 times a week for 30-60 minutes each session. Ensure that 1-2 of your weekly sessions get your heart pumping hard with some sprint work. You can jog, cycle, row, skip, sprint and more – just get it done!

Adult Ski

Snowboard Boots

Mini Fun Ski

Helmet

Children's Ski

Plastic Snow Sled

Ski Boot (Adult)

Children Snow Outerwear

Ski Boot (Child) Snowboard

Adult Snow Outerwear

If you have questions about any activities or nearby winter attractions please call or stop by Outdoor Recreation at IronWorks Gym or ITT. Enjoy some time in the snow!

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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.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

ANGER MANAGEMENT

EDUCATION SERVICES

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.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 9:30-11 AM

253-3855, BLDG 411, RM. 127

Improve your relationship with yourself and others by learning effective strategies to manage your temper and anger. We will discuss when anger becomes a problem, how to effectively deal with stress, eight core Anger Management skills and more. Call 253-4526 to sign up.

The Education Office provides information about traditional and non-traditional off-duty education programs.

COMMUNITY COUNSELING PROGRAM (CCP) 253-4526

COLLEGE 101 & TA WORKSHOP FRIDAYS, 9-10:30 AM

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. Stop by prior to start time at Bldg 411 Rm 127 to sign in.

CCP offers individual, couple, family, child and group counseling to promote the wellbeing of the MCAS Iwakuni community. CCP can help you address issues related to marriage/relationships, anxiety, stress, conflict resolution, grief/loss, adjustment and other life changes.

FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM (FAP)

MARINE CORPS MARINE INTERCEPT PROGRAM (MIP)

COPING WITH WORK & FAMILY STRESS MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, 2-3:30 PM

SAT TESTING

253-4526

This stress management curriculum focuses on work and family stressors. Topics covered include increased use of social support, changes in the meaning of stressful events, prevention or reduction of alcohol and drug use, and prevention or reduction of depression and anxiety. Call 253-4526 to sign up.

DECEMBER 2, 8 AM

MIP provides follow-up contact and necessary service coordination to Marines and Sailors who are identified with having suicidal thoughts and tendencies. The CCP will collaborate with the unit, medical providers and all other assets to ensure comprehensive recovery tools are made available.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & PREVENTION 253-5260

Our mission is to provide substance abuse counseling to all military members and eligible personnel who are in need of assistance. Contact unit SACO or the Substance Abuse Counseling Center if you need help with substance misuse.

VICTIM ADVOCACY PROGRAM 253-4526

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

WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP Are you a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse? This confidential support group is being offered for survivors of abuse, and others who want to take part in the “healing” process, focusing on “healing and rebuilding”. Women are encouraged to support each other as a group, with the guidance from a professional behavioral health provider. Call 2534526 to sign up.

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

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP) 253-5601

EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program for military sponsors who have dependent family members with special medical or educational needs. Services offered include information and referral, non-medical case management, training and other forms of support, such as providing opportunities for families to connect with each other around a common need or concern.

TEST OF ADULT BASIC EDUCATION FRIDAYS, 10:30-11:30 AM

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

The Scholastic Assessment Test is a standardized test for college admission.

DLPT / DLAB TESTING DLPT: DECEMBER 3 & 17, 8 AM DLAB: DECEMBER 24, 8 AM

DLPT is given to servicemembers who have a need to test in a language other than English. DLAB measures a servicemember's aptitude to learn a foreign language.

AFCT TESTING DECEMBER 10, 8 AM

AFCT is only for active duty personnel who need to raise their current ASVAB scores. Unit approval and confirmation documentation is required prior to testing.

COLLEGE BASICS FOR SAILORS DECEMBER 12, 1 PM

THURSDAYS, NOON - 12:45 PM, SEAWALL

This class is an introduction to enrolling in college and the resources available to Sailors while stationed in Iwakuni.

Everyone is welcome to join, including our leashed four legged friends! Call for details.

COLLEGE BASICS FOR SPOUSES

"WALK IT UP"

DECEMBER 19, 1 PM

VETERANS ASSISTANCE (VA) 253-6284/6439

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

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

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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.


WELLNESS SERVICES

CAREER RESOURCES 253-6439, BLDG 411, RM. 201

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

PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (PFMP)

LIBRARY

253-6439, BLDG 411, RM. 201

More than books, the Station Library has DVDs, CDs, magazines and more.

Free individual counseling services to retrieve and understand your credit report. Call today to set up an appointment. Unit and work section briefs are available upon request. MCCS IWAKUNI PFMP

Transition Readiness Seminar December 1-5, 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM The Transition Readiness Seminar 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 is immediate employment, education, technical training or starting a business. Contact your Career Planner to sign up. For more information, call 253-5762/6439.

MANAGING MONEY

ACCESSING HIGHER EDUCATION TRACK

DECEMBER 19, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

DECEMBER 8-9, 8 AM 4 PM

This course supplements the TRS by providing detailed, hands-on training to help you apply to a college or university. Topics include finding the right school for your career goals, learning about the admissions process and how to apply for financial aid and veterans benefits, and more!

FEDERAL JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES DECEMBER 10, 1-4 PM

Learn where to find job announcements, identify key words and skills to highlight and create an effective application that will improve your chances for making it through the screening process. Call to sign up.

BUILD A BETTER RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP DECEMBER 11, 1-4 PM

This hands-on workshop will guide you through the process to create an effective résumé tailored to the job you want. Call to sign up.

INTERVIEWING SKILLS

DECEMBER 10, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn the basic skills and techniques for managing your money and how to create a budget. Call to sign up.

SAVINGS & INVESTMENT BASICS DECEMBER 12, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

This class will cover the risk and rewards of investing, types of savings accounts, CDs, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Call to sign up.

THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN AT A GLANCE Contributing to the TSP but you have no idea how much or how your investment is fairing? Take this class and take control of your investment dollars. Call to sign up.

Freegal music is free and legal and allows you to download 3 songs each week as MP3s to your computer, phone or music device.

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

Lending LOCKER temporar y loan of household goods

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SPONSORSHIP TRAINING DECEMBER 4 & 18, 10-11 AM

During this training you will be provided with the tools and resources to become an effective sponsor. Learn about your responsibilities as a sponsor as well as the things you can do to assist personnel relocating to MCAS Iwakuni. Advance signup is required, call 253-3754 to register.

PCS WITH SUCCESS DECEMBER 11 , 9-11:30 AM (UNACCOMPANIED) DECEMBER 18, 9-11:30 AM (ACCOMPANIED)

Call 253-6439 for details or to sign up.

A course designed for Marines as they arrive at their first permanent duty station. The workshop will introduce the Marine for Life Cycle and provide resources to help Marines improve their personal and financial readiness.

FREEGAL.

I&R provides many services including helping you transition to life in Japan and providing resource referral to address both your on-base and off-base needs.

Present yourself as the best candidate for the position you’re seeking. Learn how to answer difficult questions and get guidelines on what to do before, during and after the interview. Call to sign up.

DECEMBER 17, 8 AM - 4 PM

MCCS IWAKUNI LIBRARY

INFORMATION & REFERRAL

DECEMBER 12, 1-3 PM

PERSONAL READINESS SEMINAR

253-3078

Bldg. 411, 3rd Floor §253-3078 Monday-Thursday 9 AM - 9 PM, Friday 9 AM - 8 PM Saturday, Sunday & Holiday 9 AM - 5 PM ID or Library Card Required for borrowing items. Loans are for up to 60 days.

LENDING LOCKER This service is available to all personnel with in-bound and out-bound PCS orders. Stop by the library for your starter kit with basic kitchen items to use until household goods shipment arrives.

IWAKUNI WRITERS ROUNDTABLE

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

DECEMBER 1, 6-8 PM

Join the Iwakuni Writers Roundtable the first Monday of every month and build worlds one word at a time.

LIVING IN JAPAN: THE BASICS DECEMBER 2, 6:30-7:30 PM

Feeling overwhelmed by trying to adapt to life in a new country? Join us the first Tuesday of every month (except Federal Holidays) for some tips about navigating common situations that you might encounter, including some basic Japanese vocabulary.

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WELLNESS SERVICES

MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING Our mission is to support Marines, Sailors and their families by providing relevant and standardized family readiness training; thereby, sustaining a constant state of personal and family readiness for a lifetime and ultimately enhancing unit mission readiness. MCFTB presents the following family readiness training opportunities. Sign-up is required 48 hours in advance for all classes. For details call MCFTB, in Yujo Hall, at 253-3754. MCCS IWAKUNI MCFTB

SAFE-N-SOUND AT HOME: HOLIDAY EDITION

L.I.N.K.S. FOR JAPANESE SPOUSES MENTOR TRAINING

L.I.N.K.S. MENTOR DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

DECEMBER 2, 11:30 AM-1 PM, YUJO HALL

DECEMBER 15 & 18, 9 AM - NOON, YUJO HALL

DECEMBER 17, 10 AM - NOON, YUJO HALL

(2 DAY COURSE)

This workshop is a great opportunity for all L.I.N.K.S. Mentors to gain more knowledge and skills about the L.I.N.K.S. curriculums. Understanding each section in depth will help your presentation at L.I.N.K.S. classes. If you are not a L.I.N.K.S. Mentor yet, this is your chance to learn what being a Mentor is all about.

SPONSORSHIP TRAINING

リンクスメンターとは、リンクスプログラムで必要として

DECEMBER 4 & 18, 10-11 AM, BUILDING 411

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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.

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SOCIAL NETWORKING SAFETY

COMMAND TEAM ADVISOR/FAMILY READINESS ASSISTANT TRAINING

DECEMBER 5, 11 AM - NOON, YUJO HALL

This workshop addresses the dangers and risks, as well as positive outcomes, associated with social networking. The workshop also provides Marines and their families with information on how to protect themselves and family members, and ways to stay safe while on the internet, and on social networking sites.

MID-DEPLOYMENT SELF CARE DECEMBER 8, 10 AM - NOON, YUJO HALL SIGN-UPS ARE REQUIRED BY DECEMBER 5.

Dealing with separation in the military presents a unique set of challenges. Learn how to stay positive and motivated while away from the ones you love. Come out for a stress relieving yoga class and learn different ways to deal with stress! Learning how to “roll with the punches” is a part of everyday military life so don’t let the little things stress you out. Please wear your workout clothes and bring a towel. A minimum of 5 participants are required for this class to be held.

L.I.N.K.S. MENTOR TRAINING

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This training is designed for those who have an interest in becoming Family Readiness Assistants or Command Team Advisors of their unit. This covers all aspects of the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program to include roles and responsibilities, expectations, official communication, use of contact rosters, local resources and so much more! If interested in becoming an assistant or advisor please contact your FRO for more information about attending this class.

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PII/OPSEC TRAINING

BASIC STRESS MANAGEMENT,

DECEMBER 15, 1:30-2:30 PM, YUJO HALL

JANUARY 7, 9-11:30 AM, YUJO HALL

This training is designed for those interested in becoming Family Readiness Assistants or Command Team Advisors of their unit. This class will orient and guide volunteers in their responsibilities to protect personally identifiable information (PII) and adhere to operational security protocols within and outside of their unit.

Stress is a normal part of everyday life. And for us military spouses, it seems all too normal. Learn basic stress management concepts and skills to navigate your way through stresses of the military lifestyle.

DECEMBER 9-10, 1:30-3:30 PM, YUJO HALL (2 DAY COURSE)

DECEMBER 16, 10 AM -NOON

L.I.N.K.S. Mentors are key to the success of the L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Program. Whether you are a seasoned Marine spouse or one brand new to the Corps, you have something valuable to offer; either your years of experience, a new perspective or simply wanting to support other spouses. After all, that is what L.I.N.K.S. is all aboutSpouses Helping Spouses!

CROSSROADS CAFÉ

DECEMBER 11, 8 AM - 4 PM, STATION CHAPEL CAPODANNO HALL

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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DECEMBER 15, 8 AM- NOON, YUJO HALL

JAPANESE SPOUSES' CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH CLASS

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

リンクスメンター学習トレーニング

日本人配偶者 英会話クラス 場所: クロスロードカフェ 初めての方も楽しめるクラスです。日本語でのお申込み も受け付けています。

A NEW LEVEL OF READINESS: CARING FOR YOUR WOUNDED WARRIOR DECEMBER 17,2-3:30 PM, YUJO HALL

The thought of anything happening to your spouse is devastating. It is hard to think about and hard to talk about. This workshop will help increase your awareness and answer questions about the notification process should your Marine become wounded, ill, or injured while serving in the Corps.

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L.I.N.K.S. FOR SPOUSES JANUARY 6 & 8, 5:30-8:30 PM, YUJO HALL (2 DAY COURSE)

A fun & interactive crash course in Marine Corps history, lifestyle and culture. Learn about all the benefits and services offered to military families and meet other new and seasoned spouses stationed at MCAS Iwakuni.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS JANUARY 7, 2-4 PM, YUJO HALL

Have you ever been puzzled by someone’s reaction to your communication with them? Why did they become so defensive? Communication is so much more than what we say. This class offers a wonderful opportunity to better understand people and improve the effectiveness of your communication.

THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE JANUARY 26-28, 9 AM - 4 PM, YUJO HALL

Based on the NY Times #1 Bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is a dynamic training for developing personal and professional effectiveness. Sign-up starts December 22. Seating is limited to the first 25 participants. Deadline to register is January 21. Upon completion of the 3-day training, participants are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).


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DECEMBER 8 10 AM - Noon Yujo Hall

DEALING WITH SEPARATION IN THE MILITARY PRESENTS A UNIQUE SET OF CHALLENGES. Learn how to stay positive and motivated while away from the ones you love! See page 28 for details.

Sign-up date is December 22. Deadline to register is January 21. Seating is limited to the first 25 participants. Upon completion of the 3-day training, participants are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

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COMMUNITY ARTICLE

Why Read Every Day? by Teena Livengood, MCPES Literacy Support Specialist

There's a strong correlation between a child's ability to read and his/ her academic performance. Reading improves academic performance. Success in school depends greatly on a child's ability to read. Reading is also a bonding experience. Our lives are busy with work, school, chores, after school actives, and more. Take time, a minimum of 20 minutes daily, spending quality time together reading. If your child is beyond the snuggling stage, you can still read together. Take turns reading a page and discussing longer stories. Books can inspire conversations about novel topics and feelings within a family. Reading provides an enriching brain activity and bonding time for families!

Here are some great questions to lead them to thinking beyond the text and using critical thinking:

If they are reading a Fiction book ask them ...

MC PERRY

Who are the main characters and what traits can you infer about them?

ELEMENTARY

How have the characters changed during the book? What questions do you have as you are reading? Is the story written in first or third person point of view? What is the author’s purpose? Persuade, Inform or Entertain?

WINNERS FOR OCTOBER

What is the problem in the story? How do you think it will be solved? What do you predict will happen next?

KINDERGARTEN

Could the story happen in real life?

Ian Rossi

How are you similar to the characters? How are you different? What is the theme of the book? What lesson did the characters learn? Write a summary of the story using Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then…

FIRST GRADE

Alexandria Berg

What was your favorite part and why? Did you like the ending? If not, how would you change it? Write your own ending.

book ask them ... If they are reading a Non-Fiction What do you think you will learn from

SECOND GRADE

this book?

Maya Maddox

? What do you already know about this topic What quest ions do you have as you are

reading?

THIRD GRADE

What is the main idea of the text? What is the autho

Daniela Collins

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What text features were used in this text?

How did they help your understanding?

What did you learn from this text? Do you have any quest ions after reading Were there any unknown words in this

FOURTH GRADE

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text? How did you find out their meaning?

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Write a summary of this text- remember Help

If you are interested in additional information to help your child with reading, please contact one of Perry’s literacy support specialists: Teena Livengood at teena.livengood@pac.dodea or Mary Whiteside at mary.whiteside@pac.dodea.edu. M.C. Perry Elementary would like to thank Pizza Hut and Mr. Buyes for their support!

HAPPY READING!

FIFTH GRADE

Ryan Livengood SIXTH GRADE

Nathaniel Flick

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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)

SMART GIRLS MEETING

253-6454

AGES 10-12: DECEMBER 12, 4-4:30 PM

Our award winning YTC provides continuous fun for our youth and teens.

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.

YOUTH & TEEN OF THE MONTH AWARDS Recognize the achievements of our youth and assist with finding the MCAS Youth & Teen of the Year by nominating an Iwakuni youth today!

CONGRESSIONAL AWARD The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary and non-competitive. The program is open to anyone ages 14-23. Young people are honored for achieving their own challenging goals. Call 253-5549 or visit www.congressionalaward.org for details.

U-TURN MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, AGES 13-18

Take advantage of Teen Center tutors, college application assistance and scholarship preparation.

TRIPLE PLAY ACTIVITIES MONDAY - THURSDAY, 4-7 PM

Our programs engage participants in interactive activities which reinforce important skills such as reading, writing, speaking, listening and more.

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

Designed to teach youth the benefits of eating right and being physically active.

SAMURAI KEYSTONE SOCIAL FRIDAYS, 5-6:45 PM, AGES 13-18

Join us to have your ideas heard and help make our Teen Program better than ever!

TORCH CLUB MEETING DECEMBER 5, 4-4:30 PM

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. Youth will plan and initiate ideas for trips, events and activities. Let’s get together, gather ideas and make our youth program better than ever.

YTC HIROSHIMA SHOPPING TRIP DECEMBER 6, 9 AM - 5 PM

Explore the historic city of Hiroshima and purchase unique gifts for your friends and family. Open to Youth ages 10-18. Bring additional Yen. Sign-up ends December 5.

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Girls 11thAnnual Make-Up Session January 10

4-8 PM Youth & Teen Center

FINE ARTS EXHIBIT PROGRAM LOCAL EXHIBIT HELD DECEMBER 17

Begin creating artwork today! Artwork in 4 age divisions and 10 categories, including watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic and collage. Artwork will be judged at the local level and a limited number will be sent for judging at the regional level.

PASSPORT TO MANHOOD DECEMBER 19, 3-4:30 PM

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CHILD CARE

Young men address such issues as decision-making, wellness, cooperation and conflict. There will be food and plenty of fun and good friends.

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

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTY

253-5584

DECEMBER 19, 3-4:30 PM, AGES 10-18 (AGE 18 MUST BE ENROLLED IN HIGH SCHOOL

Celebrate your birthday with cake and ice cream as we honor our members born in December. Youth ages 10-18 (age 18 must be enrolled in high school). Birthstone: Turquoise or Zircon, Birth Flower: Narcissus

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC) 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. Hourly care is offered on a space available basis.

KUDAMATSU ICE SKATING TRIP

SCHOOL AGE CARE CENTER (SAC)

DECEMBER 22, 9 AM - 5 PM

253-4769/3115

Skate Rental ¥400, Entry Fee ¥900 Let’s have fun ice skating in Kudamatsu! Please bring your own lunch; food and snacks are limited to vending machines. Open to all youth ages 10-18.

SAC provides before and after school childcare for school age children. They also provide day camps during winter and spring breaks.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

WEDNESDAYS, 4-4:45 PM

DECEMBER 24, 11 AM - 2 PM

Come enjoy an early Holiday with us at the Youth & Teen Center. Games, music, PreHoliday appetizers and lots of fun to keep you in the holiday mood. Open to all youth ages 10 thru 18 (still in high school).

DAY BEFORE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

TRIPLE PLAY HEALTHY HABITS 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. Call for details.

DECEMBER 30

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTY

AGES 10-12, 4:30-7 PM

DECEMBER 19, 4-5 PM

AGES 13-18, 7:30-10 PM

Celebrate your birthday with cake and ice cream as we honor members born in November .

New Year’s Eve Party, exclusively for youth and teens at the Youth & Teen Center. There will be refreshments, prizes and costume contest.

P R E V I E W M A G A Z I N E | F I N D U S O N F A C E B O O K : M C C S I WA K U N I

HOLIDAY DAY CAMP DECEMBER 22, 2014 - JANUARY 2, 2015

Call our Resource and Referral Office at 253-4141 for additional information. Many activities are scheduled for these days out of school.


KIDS & PARENTS

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

SCHOOL LIAISON 253-3691

MCAS IWAKUNI SCHOOL LIAISON

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.

YOUTH SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM Know the Ropes of Living in Japan? Become a Youth Sponsor. Make a positive impact of the life of another military youth or teen. New to Iwakuni? Make new friends and learn about your new duty station by participating in this rewarding opportunity. Call your school liaison for more details.

LIBRARY 253-3078

MCCS IWAKUNI LIBRARY

FAMCAM LOFT Family members may video chat with their deployed loved ones free of charge.

NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NPSP)

WINTER CRAFTING SERIES DECEMBER 4, 11 & 18, 6-8 PM

Like to get crafty? Bring your materials to the Library and we'll craft together! Bring your scrapbooking, card-making or other crafting supplies and share ideas in a fun, social environment. Don't have your own supplies? The Library will provide the basics! Don't worry about a babysitter. We will have separate crafting activities planned for kids ages 2 and up, so bring them along.

DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB DECEMBER 3 & 17, 2:45-4:15 PM

Fun at the Library for boys in grades 3-6! Join us on the first and third Wednesday of the month after school to explore “The Dangerous Book for Boys” by Conn and Hal Iggulden. Adventure awaits!

SENSORY STORY TIME DECEMBER 11, 11-11:45 AM

Servicemembers can record a DVD of themselves reading to send, along with a book, to their family members at home.

Held the second & forth Thursday of the month, provides an opportunity for children ages 2-5 who find it challenging to participate in a large group or are prone to sensory overload to participate in story time.

BABY INTO BOOKS

LET’S READ IN JAPANESE STORY TIME

UNITED THROUGH READING

MONDAYS, 10-10:30 AM

DECEMBER 13, 10-10:45 AM

(EXCEPT FEDERAL HOLIDAYS)

Every second Saturday, enjoy a couple of stories along with singing songs and making crafts. Everyone is welcome to come and listen to stories in Japanese.

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 TUESDAYS, 1-1:45 PM (EXCEPT FEDERAL HOLIDAYS)

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

GRINCHMAS STORY TIME DECEMBER 17, 6-6:45 PM

Join us for a Grinch-mas celebration! We will read Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and enjoy refreshments and crafts. Fun for children of all ages. Don't forget your pajamas or other Who-ville themed outfit!

babyexpo Januar y 24 • 10 AM - 3 PM

Club Iwakuni Eagle’s Nest § 253-4408

253-5043 MCCS IWAKUNI NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

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 visitations.

PLAYMORNING TUESDAYS, 10:30-11:30 AM

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. Call 253-5043 to sign up.

TODDLERS AND TUNES WEDNESDAY, 10:30-11:30 AM, 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 253-5043 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 NPSP office and just play. Call 253-5043 to sign-up.

NPSP ORIENTATION DECEMBER 9 & 16, BLDG 411 RM 219 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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 more!

NPSP “DOCTOR SHOJI” HOSPITAL TOUR DECEMBER 11, 2-3 PM

If you are delivering your baby in Iwakuni we can take you on a tour of the local hospital and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call 253-5043 for details.

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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Martin Luther King Jr. 2.5K Run or Walk

January 17 10 AM-Noon

Come out and join the Youth & Teen Center on this 2.5K run or walk to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Top finishers will receive trophies. Registration begins at 9:30 AM at the Youth & Teen Center. Race will kick off at 10:00 AM.

7 Laps for ¥2,100

(U.S. Currency Accepted)

Open to Ages 16 & Older

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• Long Pants • Long Sleaves • Sneakers

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Helmet & Gloves are FREE!

Open Every Day Except Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 0820-26-0555 / www1.ocn.ne.jp/~yanaisl

Fine Arts

Exhibit DECEMBER 17

11 AM- 2 PM Crossroads Hallway between Community Bank and IT Come see how talented our young people are as you browse the Youth and Teen Center Local Fine Arts Exhibit.

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THE 3RD

Championships in Hiroshima, Osorakan Snow Park FOR TEAM REGISTRATION AND DETAILS CHECK OUT

http://wica.jp/en.html Registration starts December 1, 2014

FEBRUARY 8, 2015

9 AM - 5 PM

AKIOTA TOURISM ASSOCIATION www.unimat-golf.jp/hiroshimanishi/course.html

Hiroshima-Nishi Country Club OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR! To Mikuradake 3 km Maronnosato Koryukan

R-289 2 km

2 km

HNCC

R-289

R-186

8 km from Yasaka Dam

HOURS: 8 AM -5:30 PM FREE breakfast available everyday 7-9:30 AM (Sat. Sun & JPN Holidays) 7:30-9:30 AM (Weekdays) RESERVATIONS 0827-56-0311 Email: info-hiroshimanishi@unimat-golf.jp

R186

From MCAS, take R-2 for Otake and then R-186 for the Yasaka Dam. After passing the dam, drive 8 km further on R-186 and take R-289 for 4 km. At the T corner placed the sign board above, turn to the left for Hiroshima-Nishi CC. Total distance from MCAS to HNCC is about 40 km.

Try the fresh local produce available from road side stands along the way!

MCAS IWAKUNI SPECIAL DISCOUNT! (applied by showing your ID on check-in)

GREEN FEE (CONSUMPTION TAX IS NOT INCLUDED)

짜 7,000 (weekdays) 짜 11,000 (Sat, Sun & JPN Holidays)

*Jeans, T-shirts or Sandals are not suitable for our course

We accept credit cards:

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Celebrate New Years’ Eve with

EL BARCO GROUP HIROSHIM A Li k e us o n F a c e b o o k f o r S p e c i a l s & E v e n ts !

www.f acebook . c om /E L B a rc oG rou p H i rosh i m a

DECEMBER 31, 5 PM

Cusco Café New Year’s Eve Dinner D INNER ¥ 2 , 9 0 0

Wi ne, C h i c k e n S ou p , M oz z a re l l a Sal ad A pp e ti z e r, G ri l l e d Ch i c k e n , Pae l l a , Ca k e & 1 D ri n k P r i c e i n c l u des free entry to Barcos C lub & M am b o s C l u b ( as k o ur s taff fo r your free tick et)

DECEMBER 31, 8 PM

Barcos Club Countdown Party

¥ 2,000( ¥ 2 , 5 0 0 A T DOOR )

IN C L U DES : 1 DR I NK & F REE EN T RY T O MAMBOS C L UB

TICKETS ON SALE AT CUSCO CAFÉ & BARCOS RESERVE NOW 082-502-7366

Hamburger Restaurant

Grand Chief Grilling up the most delicious burgers in Iwakuni

Call: 0827-35-5957 Open: 9 am - 8 pm

weekends till 9 pm closed every 1st and 3rd monday

To-Go Orders English OK

u.s. $ & ¥en

Our burgers are handmade with 100% Wa-Gyu beef h set lunc Wa-Gyu Burger Set Burger + Fries + Drink ¥ 860

Wa-Gyu Curry Rice Set

Curry Rice + Sala + Drink ¥ 900

family combo ¥3,600

BLT Burger (1) Chili Cheeseburger (1) Cheeseburger (2) Large Fries (1) Buffalo Wings (6 piece) Drinks (4)

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Weekdays: 11 AM - 2 PM & 5-11 PM Weekends & Holidays: 11 AM - 11 PM (0827)35-0122

Free Parking! R-188 JR Iwakuni yamada

Gusto Hiroshima ▶

Grand Chief

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for one group

◀ MCAS Iwakuni

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TAJ INDIAN RESTAURANT Lunch: 11 AM - 3 PM Dinner: 5 PM - 10 PM For reservations call: 0827-23-6709 Open Hours 11 AM - 3 PM & 5 PM - 9 PM

Best place For Indian food in Iwakuni

(Parking for 17 cars)

¥890

Yamabiko Ramen

 Kintai Bridge

Lunch Set

2

FRESTA Supermarket

Curry,Nan,Salad & Drink

Pizza・Pasta・Signature Dishes & Wine

Campagne 11AM~11PM

We have a variety of Curries, Nan, Salads, Soups & Drinks. Enjoy our Chicken Tandoori and wide selection of delicious side dishes.

TEL 0827-21-8721

TEL 0827-43-4477

R2

Kintai bridge

Marukyu

R188

Iwakuni Police Station

Iwakuni

City Office

Kawanishi Sta.

MCAS

3Hours from \3500 include,room,karaoke and all-you-can-drink

Iwakuni Station DEODEO

Nakadori Seven-Eleven Park

“Open everyday”

(0827)23-3601 Open:11AM-1AM

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FUJI

Free parking


Horitora Tattoo 4 Corner

To Iwakuni JR Station

MCAS Iwakuni

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090-8997-6959 Route 188

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Disposable items: Needles, Ink, Ink Vessels, Gloves, Stick Edges, Cups and Papers (Supersonic washing machine heat sterilizing instrument tools are in a ultraviolet ray sterilizer & light apparatus case.)

Noon - 8 PM (Tues -Thur & Sun) • Call for additional hours

TOYO J ISYO

TOYO JISYO

ARK-PLAN ABLE Network Iwakuni

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

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: $150 Yellow Plate: $75

Accident & Fire Insurance

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Rental & Real Estate Agent

WHERE THE CUSTOMER ALWAYS COMES FIRST!

Best Cars, Best Prices, Best Warranty, Best Service- Period!

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Open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Closed Sundays)

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

Hiroshima

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

Open Daily: 9 AM - 6 PM

188

Call: 0827-31-5141 E-mail: info@ark-plan.com

Family Mart

(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

Monzen Gate

0827-22-0296 Kazue Matsumoto ACE Agent

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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Iwakuni • Business Hotel

JCI, Road Tax & license included! www.tntcars.com • 0827-22-0296 • sales@tntcars.com

 Base 188

Iwakuni station

Iwakuni Train Station

Friend us on Facebook with “Dog Salon Comachi”


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午前11時~午後2時

サンデーブランチ

午前11時~午後2時

サンデーブランチ

午前11時~午後2時

サンデーブランチ

253-4377

福岡ショッピング

午前11時~午後2時

サンデーブランチ

• ウェルネスサービス

• アラウンドジャパン

場所:友情ホール 午前10時~正午 253-3542

イタリアンテイスト

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ターキーBLT

$6.95

$6.95

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

月曜日

午前11時~午後2時

253-4377

$8.25

BBQバーガー

火曜日

25

$7.50

19

253-4377

京都の旅

253-3495

253-3495

コズミックボーリング

レゲエナイト

午後8時~午前2時

$6.95

酢豚

$7.25

水曜日

26

253-3822/3842

めがひらスキー・スノーボード

253-3495

コズミックボーリング

253-4377

ハウステンボス

午前10時~

おとぎばなし

253-3495

コズミックボーリング

253-3495

コズミックボーリング

BLTチキン

コズミックボーリング

253-3495

コズミックボーリング

テクノナイト

午後8時から午前2時

253-3495

コズミックボーリング

ヒップホップナイト 12

午後8時から午前2時

午後8時~午前2時

ソウル、R&B、ヒップ ホップナイト

253-3495

コズミックボーリング 5

シーフードポットパイ

253-4377

京都の旅

253-3822/3842

午後5時~午後9時

めがひらスキー

午前11時~午後2時

グランドビュッフェ

場所:友情ホール 午前10時~正午

京都の旅

午後5時~午後9時

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午後5時~午後9時

ステーキナイト

午前11時~午後2時

グランドビュッフェ

午後5時~午後9時

ステーキナイト

午前11時~午後2時

グランドビュッフェ

ステーキナイト

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AM WORKOUT LUNCH WORKOUT PM WORKOUT

フィットネス

グループ

$7.25

ターキーマンハッタン

$7.95

木曜日

YOGA ZUMBA

SATURDAY

ASHTANGA YOGA STEP IT UP! CORE COND'N ZUMBA

FRIDAY

POWER PUMP ZUMBA SHORT CIRCUIT ASHTANGA YOGA CYCLING (SWEAT SHOP)

THURSDAY

ZUMBA CORE COND’N CYCLING (SWEAT SHOP) TABATA MADNESS ZUMBA

WEDNESDAY

PILATES POWER PLYO POWER PUMP JUMP! ZUMBA YOGA

TUESDAY

YOGA CYCLING (SWEAT SHOP) ZUMBA CORE COND'N KICKBOXING BOOTCAMP

MONDAY

$7.95

ホタテフライサンド

$7.25

金曜日

ホリデーハム

9:15-10:15 AM 3-4 PM

8:30-9:30 AM 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM

8:30-9:30 AM 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM

8:30-9:30 AM Noon - 12:30 PM Noon - 12:45 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM

8:30-9:30 AM 9:30-10:30 AM 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM 6:45-7:45 PM

5:30-6:30 PM

8:30-9:30 AM 9:30-10:30 AM 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 5-5:30 PM

For a daily schedule visit MCCSIwakuni.com or call 253-5051 for details. Classes are open to all patrons unless otherwise noted. All scheduled fitness classes need a minimum of 3 participants. Cycling classes are in the sweat shop.

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ホームページMCCSIWAKUNI.COMからイベント情報を確認できます。

モンゴリアンBBQ

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グランドビュッフェ

30 グランドビュッフェ

23

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29

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モンゴリアンBBQ

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グランドビュッフェ

253-3822/3842

芸北スキー・スノーボード

午後5時~午後9時

モンゴリアンBBQ

午前11時~午後2時

グランドビュッフェ

12月のデイリースペシャル

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イタリアンテイスト

253-4377

場所:友情ホール 午前10時~正午

日本人配偶者:リンクス メンタートレーニング

午後5時~午後9時

場所:クロスロードカフェ 午前10時~正午 253-3542

サインアップがはじまります。 253-4377

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イタリアンテイスト

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• ヘルス&フィットネス

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Dining & Entertainment Base Activities Around Japan Wellness Services

SUNDAY MCCS IWAKUNI

• Health & Fitness • SMP • Kids & Parents * Recurring event

MONDAY *Welcome Aboard (WAI) 1 Mondays, 7:30 AM Transition Readiness Seminar December 1-5, 7:45 AM, 253-3822 YS Basketball & Cheerleading Registration 253-3239-5777

CHUCK MILLIGAN COMEDY HYPNOTIST

FRIDAY

Visit MCCSIWAKUNI.com for a full calendar of events

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SMP Mizuho Ski/Snowboard Trips 6 AM, 253-3585 *Wood Safety Class Saturdays, NOON, 253-5320

ODR Trip: Megahira Ski/ Snowboard 7 AM, 253-3822 YS Flag Football Closing Ceremony 10 AM, 253-3239/5777 CASI Snowboard Lessons 10 AM, 253-3822 *Wood Safety Class Saturdays, NOON, 253-5320

ITT Trip: Sasebo Shopping 7 AM, 253-4377* Y&T Hiroshima Shopping Trip 9 AM, 253-6454 Auto Skills Class: Tire Safety 10 AM, 253-5325 Wood Safety Class Saturdays, NOON, 253-5320 SMP Mizuho Ski/ 13 Snowboard Trips 6 AM, 253-3585 ITT Trip: Huis Ten Bosch 7 AM, 253-4377 Private Swimming Lessons Registration 8 AM, 253-4966 Japanese Story Time 10 AM, 253-3078 Winter Fireworks Display 4 PM, 253-6165

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DECEMBER THURSDAY

*College 101 for Marines Fridays, 9 AM, 253-3855 *TABE Testing Fridays, 10:30 AM, 253-3855 YTC Torch Club Meeting NOON, 253-6454 *Samurai Keystone Social Fridays, 6 PM, 253-6454

WEDNESDAY 3

4 Sponsorship Training 10 AM, 253-3754 SMP Committee Meeting 10 AM, 253-3754 *Grand Buffet Weds & Thurs, 11 AM, Club Iwakuni *Walk it Up Thursdays, NOON, 253-5601 *Steak Night Thursdays, 5 PM, Club Iwakuni Winter Crafting Series 6 PM, 253-3078

TUESDAY 2 DLPT Testing 8 AM, 253-3855 *Stress Management Mons & Weds, 2 PM, 253-3855 Dangerous Boys Club 2:45 PM, 253-3078 *Mongolian Night Wednesdays, 5 PM, Club Iwakuni *Wood Safety Class Wednesdays, 5 PM 253-5320

10

Tenjin Market 9 AM, 253-6165

HOLIDAY BUFFET 10 AM, 253-5416/3363

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SAT Testing 8 AM, 253-3855 ITT Sign-Up: Sapporo Snow 9:30 AM, 253-4377 *Anger Management Tues & Thurs 9:30 AM, 253-3855 *HITT workouts Monday - Friday 11:30 AM *Early Literacy Story Time Tuesdays, 1 PM, 253-3078

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6 PM Adult Salsa Classes Start 6:45 PM 253-6359

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Personal Readiness Seminar17 8 AM, 253-6439 DLPT Testing 8 AM, 253-3855 Cultural Trip: Okonomiyaki 9:30 AM, 253-6165 YTC Fine Arts Exhibit Program 10 AM, Crossroads *Stress Management Mons & Weds, 2 PM, 253-3855 Grinchmas Story Time 6 PM, 253-3078

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GROUP

FITNESS SCHEDULE

AM WORKOUT LUNCH WORKOUT PM WORKOUT

UNIT PT WORKOUT (BY REQUEST)

8:30-9:30 AM 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM

8:30-9:30 AM 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM

8:30-9:30 AM Noon - 12:30 PM Noon - 12:45 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM

8:30-9:30 AM 9:30-10:30 AM 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM 6:45-7:45 PM

5:30-6:30 PM

8:30-9:30 AM 9:30-10:30 AM 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 5-5:30 PM

For a daily schedule visit MCCSIwakuni.com or call 253-5051 for details. Classes are open to all patrons unless otherwise noted. All scheduled fitness classes need a minimum of 3 participants. Cycling classes are in the sweat shop.

YOGA CYCLING (SWEAT SHOP) ZUMBA CORE COND'N KICKBOXING BOOTCAMP

TUESDAY

PILATES POWER PLYO POWER PUMP JUMP! ZUMBA YOGA

WEDNESDAY

ZUMBA CORE COND’N CYCLING (SWEAT SHOP) TABATA MADNESS ZUMBA

THURSDAY

POWER PUMP ZUMBA SHORT CIRCUIT ASHTANGA YOGA CYCLING (SWEAT SHOP)

FRIDAY

ASHTANGA YOGA STEP IT UP! CORE COND'N ZUMBA

SATURDAY

9:15-10:15 AM 3-4 PM

FRIDAY

YOGA ZUMBA

THURSDAY

Iwakuni Ropeway New Year’s Day 6:30 AM, 253-6165

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*TABE Testing Fridays, 10:30 AM, 253-3855 PFMP Class: Saving & Investment Basics 11 AM, 253-6250/6439 College Basics for Sailors 1 PM, 253-3855 Interviewing Skills 1 PM, 253-5762/6439 YTC SMART Girls Meetings 4 PM, 253-6454

*Anger Management Tues & Thurs 9:30 AM, 253-3855 NPSP Orientation NOON, 253-6553 *Early Literacy Story Time Tuesdays, 1 PM, 253-3078

11 Sponsorship Training 10 AM, 253-3754 Sensory Story Time 11 AM, 253-3078 Build a Better Résumé Workshop 1 PM, 253-6439 NPSP Hospital Tour 2 PM, 253-5043 *Steak Night Thursdays, 5 PM, Club Iwakuni Winter Crafting Series 6 PM, 253-3078

12 Days of Fitness Holiday Challenge Starts 253-5051/5126 Mid-Deployemt Self Care 10 AM, 253-3754 Accessing Higher Education Track 8 AM, 253-6439 ITT Sign-Up: COSTCO Hiroshima 9:30 AM, 253-4377 *Taste of Italy Mondays 5 PM, Club Iwakuni

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CHRISTMAS DAY

ODR Sign-Ups: Geihoku Ski/ Snowboard 253-3822 AFCT Testing 8 AM, 253-3855 PFMP Class: Managing Money 11 AM, 253-6250/6439 Federal Job Search Strategies 1 PM, 253-5762/6439 SMP Holiday Movie Marathon 7 PM, 253-3585

7 Mikan Picking Through December, 253-6165 Flower & Light Pageant Weekends thru December 23 Hiroshima Dreamination Through December, 253-6165 Tokiwa Phantasia 2014 Through January 12, 253-6165 *Sunday Brunch Sundays, 10 AM, Club Iwakuni

*Anger Management Tues & Thurs 9:30 AM, 253-3855 NPSP Orientation NOON, 253-6553 *Early Literacy Story Time Tuesdays, 1 PM, 253-3078 SMP Gingerbread House Contest 6 PM, 253-3585

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Chinka-sai *Anger Management Tues & Thurs 9:30 AM, 253-3855 6 PM, 253-6165

NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH

WEDNESDAY

$7.25

Holiday Ham Panini

6 PM, 253-5416/3363

TUESDAY

$7.95

Fried Pork Chops

Y&T NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY 8 PM, 253-4803/5549

MONDAY

$7.25

$7.95

Fried Scallop Po’ Boy Sandwich

BLT Chicken Sliders

$7.95

Turkey Manhattan

$8.25

$6.95

Asian Special Sweet & Sour Pork

Double Dip BBQ Burger

$7.50

$6.95

Turkey BLT Wrap

$6.95

Seafood Pot Pie

Kubota Special Pork Fillet Katsu

*College 101 for Marines Fridays, 9 AM, 253-3855 *TABE Testing Fridays, 10:30 AM, 253-3855 *HITT workouts Monday - Friday 11:30 AM *Samurai Keystone Social Fridays, 6 PM, 253-6454

PFMP Class: TSP at a Glance 11 AM, 253-6250/6439 College Basics for Spouses 1 PM, 253-3855 Passport to Manhood 3 PM, 253-6454/5549 YTC Monthly Birthday Party 3 PM, 253-6454 SAC Monthly Birthday Party 4 PM, 253-4769/3115

*Welcome Aboard (WAI) 15 Mondays, 7:30 AM Advisor/Assistant Training 8 AM, 253-3754 ITT Sign-Up: Shigakogen Ski Trip 9:30 AM, 253-4377 *Baby Into Books Mondays 10 AM, 253-3078 *HITT workouts Monday - Friday 11:30 AM

ODR Sign-Ups: Saioto Ski/ 24 23 Snowboard 253-3822 DLAB Testing 8 AM, 253-3855 Y&T Holiday Celebration 11 AM, 253-4803/5549 Tencho-sai/ Emperor’s Birthday *Mongolian Night 9 AM, 253-6165 Wednesdays, 5 PM, Club Iwakuni *Anger Management Tues & Thurs 9:30 AM, 253-3855 SMP HOLIDAY *Early Literacy Story Time PARTIES Tuesdays, 1 PM, 253-3078 4 PM, 253-5368/3585

Sponsorship Training 10 AM, 253-3754 *Grand Buffet Weds & Thurs, 11 AM, Club Iwakuni *Walk it Up Thursdays, NOON, 253-5601 *Steak Night Thursdays, 5 PM, Club Iwakuni Winter Crafting Series 6 PM, 253-3078

14 Mikan Picking Through December, 253-6165 Flower & Light Pageant Weekends thru December 23 Hiroshima Dreamination Through December, 253-6165 Tokiwa Phantasia 2014 Through January 12, 253-6165 *Sunday Brunch Sundays, 10 AM, Club Iwakuni SAC Holiday Day Camp December 22- January 2, 6 AM *Welcome Aboard (WAI) Mondays, 7:30 AM ITT Sign-Up: Nagasaki Lantern Festival 9:30 AM, 253-4377 Y&T Kudamatsu Ice Skating Trip 9 AM, 253-4803/5549 *Taste of Italy Mondays 5 PM, Club Iwakuni *Welcome Aboard (WAI) Mondays, 7:30 AM ITT Trip Sign-Up: Shimonoseki 9:30 AM, 253-4377 *Baby Into Books Mondays 10 AM, 253-3078 *HITT workouts Monday - Friday 11:30 AM *Taste of Italy Mondays 5 PM, Club Iwakuni

JP HOLIDAY: EMPERORS BIRTHDAY

21 Mikan Picking Through December, 253-6165 Flower & Light Pageant Weekends thru December 23 Hiroshima Dreamination Through December, 253-6165 Tokiwa Phantasia 2014 Through January 12, 253-6165 *Sunday Brunch Sundays, 10 AM, Club Iwakuni 28 Mikan Picking Through December, 253-6165 Flower & Light Pageant Weekends thru December 23 Hiroshima Dreamination Through December, 253-6165 Tokiwa Phantasia 2014 Through January 12, 253-6165 *Sunday Brunch Sundays, 10 AM, Club Iwakuni

DECEMBER DAILY SPECIALS

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.

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DIRECTORY Calling 253 from cellular phones: 0827-79-xxxx (4 digits after 253-) Calling 255 from cellular phones: 0827-94-xxxx (4 digits after 253-) Calling from the States to MCAS Iwakuni DSN: 253 - 011-81-82-779-xxxx 255 - 011-81-82-294-xxxx

ENTERTAINMENT CLUB IWAKUNI Bldg 600 SPECIAL EVENTS Bldg 630

253-5416 253-3727

STRIKE ZONE BOWLING CENTER Bldg 1333 253-3495 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 Mon-Thu: 5-11 PM Fri-Sat: 3 PM - 1 AM Sun: 3 - 11 PM THEATER Bldg 630 253-3499 Movie Line-up 253-5291 Opens 30 mins. before show time.

FOOD BULLDOG'S SOUTHERN STYLE BBQ Bldg 410 253-7827 Daily: 11 AM - 1:30 PM, 4:30 - 7:30 PM BURGER KING Bldg 410 Sun-Thu: 7 AM - 9 PM Fri & Sat: 7 AM - 10 PM CLUB IWAKUNI Bldg 600 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM After Hours Catering Dept.

253-5416 253-3363 253-3382

CROSSROADS CAFE & BASKIN ROBBINS Bldg 410 253-4110 Daily: 6 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 KFC Delivery Orders 253-3943 Sun-Thu: 10:30 AM - 8:30 PM Fri & Sat: 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM Delivery starts at 11 AM KNOCK DOWN ZONE Bldg 1333 Sun-Thu: 10:30 AM - 8:30 PM Fri-Sat: 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM 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 SOBA EXPRESS Bldg 410 Mon-Fri: 10:30 AM - 6 PM Closed weekends SUBWAY Bldg 410 Delivery Orders 253-7827 Sun-Thu: 9 AM - 9 PM Fri & Sat: 9 AM - 10 PM Delivery starts at NOON TACO BELL Bldg 410 Sun: 10 AM - 9 PM Mon-Thu: 7 AM - 9 PM Fri & Sat: 7 AM - 10 PM

RECREATION ATHLETICS Bldg 1010 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM

253-6035

AQUATICS Bldg 1010 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM

253-4966

CHILDREN, YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAM Bldg 443 Mon-Fri: 1-5 PM

253-5549

CULTURAL ADAPTATION PROGRAM Bldg 411, 3F 253-6165 Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM

AUTO SKILLS CENTER Bldg 1350 253-5325 Tue-Fri: Noon - 6 PM Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM, Sun : 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Mon)

EDUCATION OFFICE Bldg 411 Rm 127 253-3855 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

GROUP FITNESS Bldg 1010 253-5051/5126 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM

FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM (FAP) Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP) Bldg 636/637 253-5601

HEALTH PROMOTIONS Bldg 1010 253-6359 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM

FAMILY MEMBER EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6439 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

INTRAMURAL SPORTS Bldg 1010 253-3067 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM

INFORMATION & REFERRAL (I&R) Bldg 411, Rm 101 253-6161 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

IronWorks GYM FRONT DESK Bldg 1010 253-6578 Mon-Fri: 4 AM - 11 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 7 AM - 10 PM

MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING (MCFTB) Bldg 1104 253-3754/3542 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

LIBRARY Bldg 411, 3F 253-3078 Mon-Thu: 9 AM - 9 PM Fri: 9 AM - 8 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 9 AM - 5 PM Last Thu of the month: 11 AM - 9 PM

NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY Bldg 1100 253-5311

OUTDOOR RECREATION 253-3842 GEAR ISSUE 253-3822 Bldg 1010 Mon-Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 8 AM- 4 PM POOL - INDOOR Bldg 1010 253-5520 Mon-Fri: 5 AM - 9 PM Sat: 9 AM - 9 PM Sun & Hol: 11 AM - 9 PM (Closed: Tue & Thu: 1-3 PM) RUNS & EVENTS Bldg 1010 SEMPER FIT ADMIN Bldg 1010 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM

NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NPSP) Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-5043 PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6439 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM RETIRED AFFAIRS OFFICE Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6439 SCHOOL AGE CENTER (SAC) Bldg 558 253-4769 Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM Closed: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM SCHOOL LIAISON Bldg 564

253-3691

253-5654

SUBSTANCE ABUSE Bldg 411 Rm 219

253-5260

253-5880

TRANSITION ASSISTANCE Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6439 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

SHARK BAIT DIVE CENTER Bldg 1010 253-4966 Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM SMP HORNET’S NEST Bldg 1347 253-3585 Open 24/7 SMP MARINE LOUNGE Bldg 410, 2F 253-5368 Sun-Thu: 10 AM - Midnight Fri, Sat & Hol: 10 AM - 2 AM 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 (Closed Mon & Tues) YOUTH SPORTS Bldg 1010 253-3239/5777 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM YOUTH & TEEN CENTER(YTC) Bldg 443 253-6454/4803 Mon-Thurs: 2:30-7 PM, Fri: 2:30-8 PM Sat: Noon - 8 PM, Sun & Holidays: Closed

ACTIVE DUTY & FAMILY SUPPORT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (Prevention, Education & Outreach) Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM CAREER RESOURCES Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6439 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC) Bldg 637 & 636 253-5584 Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM

VETERANS ASSISTANCE (VA) Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6284/6439 By Appointment VICTIM ADVOCATE PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 24-Hour Helpline 090-9978-1033 WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN (WIC) Bldg 411 Rm 110 253-4928 YOUTH CULTURAL PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-4769 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM

SHOPPING &SERVICES AMERICABLE Bldg 410 253-2288 24Hour Tech Support 046-896-2288 Mon-Sat: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM BARBER (MCX) Bldg 446 253-4728 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM (Closed Thu) Sat & Sun: 8 AM - 5 PM BARBER (NORTHSIDE) Bldg 1350 253-4747 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM (Closed Wed) Sat & Sun: 8 AM - 5 PM "BARKING LOT" KENNEL Bldg 1009 253-3588 Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM EXCHANGE NEW CAR SALES Bldg 446 253-4715 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM Sun: 11 AM - 5 PM FUJI OPTICAL Bldg 1350 253-4758 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Sun & Holidays)

HEAD TO TOE BEAUTY SALON Bldg 410 253-4708 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 7 PM (Closed Sun & Holidays) LAUNDERETTE Bldg 705 Daily 24-hours Customer service 253-4782 Mon- Sat: 7 AM - 4 PM MARINE CORPS EXCHANGE (MCX) (Military Clothing Sales, Torii Tunes, Four Seasons Gift Shop) Bldg 446 253-5641 Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat: 10 AM - 8 PM Wed, Sun & Hol:10 AM - 6 PM COMPUCARE (2ND FLOOR MCX) Bldg 446 253-6751 Mon-Sat: 11 AM - 8 PM (Closed Wed & Holidays) THE FURNITURE STORE Bldg: 443 253-6621 Wed-Sun: Noon - 6 PM (Closed Mon & Tues) MCX WAREHOUSE Bldg 380 253-5255 Mon,Tue,Thu&Fri: 10 AM - 8 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 SERVICES + Bldg 410 253-4723 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 (Closed Sun & Holidays) 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 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Sat: 9:30 AM - 3 PM GAS STATION Bldg 1351 Sun-Sat: 8 AM - 8 PM

253-4517

24 HOUR CAR WASH Bldg 1350 Daily 24-hours

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES DESIGN Bldg 410 253-5147 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 PM Last Wed of the month: 7:30 AM - Noon EXECUTIVE OFFICE Bldg 410 253-3424 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM FINANCE Bldg 410 253-3336 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM HUMAN RESOURCES Bldg 410 253-3030/5008 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wed: 7:30 AM - 3 PM Last Wed of the month: 7:30 AM - Noon MCCS MOTOR POOL Bldg 1350 253-6572 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM PREVIEW MAGAZINE Marketing Dept Bldg 410 253-5284 Broadcast Dept 253-6229 Advertising 253-4169 (in Japanese) 0827-79-4169 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM

STATION

EMERGENCY On-Base 911/119 Off-Base 119 From a Cell 0827-21-7700 AFN (MUSIC REQUEST LINE) Bldg 370 253-1575 AIR TERMINAL Bldg 727

253-5509

BANKS Community Bank Navy Federal

253-4777 253-4797

BRANCH MEDICAL CLINIC Voice Menu 253-5571 Appointments 253-3445 Medication Refill 253-3014 Pharmacy 253-3010 Urgent Care 253-5572 CHAPLAIN Station Chapel Duty Chaplain

253-3371 080-6612-9244

COMMISSARY Bldg 450

253-5586

HOUSING Bldg 200 253-5541 Kintai Inn 253-3181 BOQ 253-4908 Self Help 253-3528 Trouble Desk 253-3131 IPAC Information 253-4529

HIROSHIMA AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE Bldg 410 253-4377 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Sat: 9:30 AM - 3 PM (Closed Sun & Holidays)

MC PERRY SCHOOLS (DoDEA) Elementary 253-3327 High School 253-5448 MILITARY POLICE Bldg 608

253-3303

INFORMATION, TOURS & TRAVEL (ITT) Bldg 410 253-4377 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Sat: 9:30 AM - 3 PM (Closed Sun & Holidays)

VETERINARIAN Bldg 1009

253-6471

TYPHOON MOTORS AUTO SERVICE Bldg 1350 253-4385 Mon-Sat: 8 AM - 4:30 PM (Closed Sun & Holidays) VEHICLE RENTAL Bldg 1350 Daily: 8 AM - 8 PM

253-4245

LODGING TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF) (Nishiki & Monzen Lodge) Bldg 1188 & 444 253-3221 Open 24/7

M C C S I WA K U N I . C O M |

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