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No US Govt, USMC or MCCS endorsement of commercial sponsors is implied.


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FEATURES

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Road Tax Season

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Fuel for Performance

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Dine Like A Diplomat

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ABC's of a Résumé

RESOURCES 05 SMP

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FEATURE ARTICLE

OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO

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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 / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Sean McHenry DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER J. Michael Browning PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST Sarah Puma MARKETING COORDINATORS Ryan Curtis Kelly Palmer LEAD CREATIVE DESIGNER Tina Hong-Sandmel MANAGING EDITOR Rachel Inopiquez GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Sus Fukushima Jong Park DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALISTS Jacob Hatter Adam McCambridge MARKETING ASSISTANT Jenna West

DIRECT DIRECTOR from the

I would like to begin this issue by saying thank you to all that participated in our last Town Hall Meeting. Colonel Boucher passed on some ver y noteworthy information on DPRI and the transition of VMGR-152/CAG-5 to Iwakuni. The Colonel also discussed some of the issues that we are dealing with here at MCCS, including the possible requirement to start charging for swimming and the Recreational Locker. MCCS is holding off as long as possible on charging for these activities until directed by higher authority. Information was also passed on this year’s Friendship Day; which is a go, fireworks on the fourth of July; to be determined by the community and opening the harbor for fishing activities; hopefully soon. I hope that many of you reading this make it a point to come to the next Town Hall; there were many good suggestions made at this meeting that will benefit the community as a whole. In this issue of the Preview we celebrate Women’s Histor y Month to recognize the many contributions women have made to our nation and the armed ser vices. From establishment of the Nurse Corps in 1908 to the accomplishment of ser vice members of all ranks today, women play an integral part of our militar y’s success. In addition to Women’s Histor y month, our nation celebrates “Read Across America Day.” The National Education Association (NE A) was instrumental in establishing Read Across America Day. The NE A represents about 3.2 million elementar y and secondar y teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers. The organization provides resources and activities for educators, parents, and children. NE A chose March 2 as Read Across America day to align with the birthday of the well-known children’s author, Dr. Seuss. MCCS is recognizing this day and celebrating the birthday of the beloved Dr. Suess by formatting the March Preview in true “Dr. Suess style.” The Grand Ballroom at Club Iwakuni (253-3363) will be busy in March. The Seabee Ball will be held on March 7 and the “Red/ White Wine & Food Festival,” is scheduled for March 15. Come out and enjoy great conversation and great food paired with your favorite variety of wine. Also for those of you that have never had the opportunity to learn the proper rules of formal dining, please join us on March 21 for the Marine Corps Family Team Building (253-3754) event, “Dine like a Diplomat.” This event sells out quickly ever y year and is alot of fun so grab your tickets early. Finally, discover ways to work off the calories from your month of dining at Health Promotions (253-6359) Health and Fitness Expo. The expo is March 22 at IronWorks gym. Check out our calendar of events, travel pages and article submissions from our community; there is something for ever yone in this month’s Preview. “Semper Fi” John Iwaniec Marine Corps Community Ser vices Director

COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES Atsuko Maeda Kanji Niue Preview Magazine can be contacted via MCCS Marketing at 253-5284 or iwa.mrktg@usmc-mccs.org. For information on advertising your business or sponsoring MCCS events and programs, please call: 0827-794169 or DSN 253-4169. Uncredited photography provided by MCCS employees or stock photography websites. Interested in contributing images? Contact the Marketing Office at 253-5284. この 地内月間情報誌「プレヴュー」に広告 を掲載されませんか?電光掲示板やモニ ターなど基地内のその他の媒体による広 告や基地内イベントへの協賛および協賛 広告(スポンサーシップ)も募集していま す。詳細はMCCSマーケティングの下記連 絡先にお問い合わせください。日本語で の対応も可能です。連絡先:基地外から: 0827-79-5715、基地内線253-5715. mccsiwakuni.com/sponsorship

WHO WE ARE MIKE SAINTFLEUR POSITION: SUPPLY TECHNICIAN (TLF) “Every day is something new and every day is a new challenge.”

The community gathered to support the 2014 Youth Sports Basketball Opening Ceremonies held on February 1, 2014.

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MARCH SPECIALS

RECEIVE A

The Baby & Me program

is a exclusively available at MCX. Upon providing us with a copy of a child's birth certificate within 90 days of their arrival into this world, all authorized MCX patrons will...

$10

STORE GIFT CARD

2014 NAVY AND MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY FUND DRIVE

F

ounded in 1904, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is a private non-profit charitable organization. It is sponsored by the Department of the Navy and operates nearly 250 offices with more than 3,600 trained volunteers and a small cadre of employees. The Society’s mission “is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational and other assistance to members of the Naval Service of the United States, eligible family members and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.” MAKE A DIFFERENCE DONATE TODAY!

MARCH 1 - APRIL 22 You can support the society and get some great savings at the MCX. With a $5 contribution, you will receive a coupon with an additional 10-30% savings. Just stop by the MCX and ask us about the details and how to contribute.

MCX IWAKUNI

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

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BASKETBALL

CAPTURE THE FLAG

January 10

June 21

RACQUETBALL February 7

VOLLEYBALL March 14

UNIT POINTS

July 19

37 30

TREASURE HUNT

MWSS171 MALS12

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ZOMBIE TAG

PIRATES OF IWAKUNI

MAG12

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April 18

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H&HS

MACS4 CLC36

August 16

STAND FAST, RUN FASTER September 12

ULTIMATE FRISBEE

GLADIATORS October 17

May 17

NEXT MATCH

ZOMBIE TAG CHALLENGE

April 11, 11 AM - 1 PM โ€ข Penny Lake Soccer Field

Prospective participants are servicemembers only and they must form teams according to unit. Minimum of 5 players to play with a maximum of 7 players on a team. First place receives a trophy and $100 in unit funds. Second place receives a trophy and $75 in unit funds. ยง253-3067 or email ombiwaintramuralsports@usmc-mccs.org

Health & Fitness

Expo Be A Healthier You!

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

SPRING SOFTBALL

March 22

Screenings Health & Wellness Info Booths oon FunHealth & Healthy Activities Raffles & Giveaways 9 AM - N

IronWorks Gym Sports Courts

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TOURNAMENT APRIL 26-27 PENNY LAKE FIELD 1

SEE PAGE 22 FOR DETAILS. ยง 253-3067


SMP IWAKUNI

BASE ACTIVITIES

SINGLE MARINE PROGRAM UPCOMING EVENTS MARDI GRAS NIGHT

MARINE LOUNGE

MARCH 4, 7-10 PM, HORNET’S NEST

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

Join us for a Mardi Gras Celebration at the Hornet’s Nest! Compete in games for prizes. Free food and beverages served. CERO CLIMB CENTER MARCH 8, 10 AM- 8:30 PM, TRANSPORTATION FEE $12 ENTRANCE FEE ¥3,000 (INCLUDES REGISTRATION AND EQUIPMENT)

Saturdays are Nine-Ball Tournaments and Sundays are Eight-Ball Tournaments. Prizes are awarded to 1st and 2nd place.

Take our day trip to Hiroshima and test your climbing skills at the Cero Climb Center! Aeon Mall is within walking distance from the center and provides a variety of restaurants and stores including McDonalds, Starbucks, and Sports Authority - so bring along extra yen.

CHESS TOURNAMENT

TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT

POOL TOURNAMENTS SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS, 2-6 PM

MARCH 15, 3 PM

MARCH 12, 6:30-9 PM

Trophies and t-shirts will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place.

Try your hand in our Texas Hold’Em Tournament! Registration begins at 6:30 PM and the tournament starts at 7 PM. Winner receives a $50 Gift Card; second place $20 Gift Card.

PING-PONG TOURNAMENT MARCH 22, 3 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.

NCAA BASKETBALL VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT MARCH 19, 6:30-9 PM, HORNET’S NEST

HORNET’S NEST

Join us to kick off March Madness by competing in a NCAA Basketball Video Game Tournament! Registration begins at 6:30 PM and the tournament starts at 7 PM. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place.

253-3585 // NORTHSIDE BLDG. 1347 OPEN 24/7

EVENT OF THE MONTH YANAI SPORT LAND GO-KART TRIP SMP COMMITTEE MEETING

MARCH 29, 11 AM- 3 PM

MARCH 6, 10-11 AM

TRANSPORTATION FEE $10

SMP Committee Meetings will be the first Thursday of every month. If a holiday falls on or near that day, it will be moved to the second Thursday of the month. This is for all representatives and other SMP supporters. Quality of life issues for single and unaccompanied military members will be addressed.

RACING FEE ¥2,100 FOR 8 LAPS

Come join us for a day trip to Yanai Sport Land and Mr. Max store. Race go-karts on the 720 meter track with speeds up to 60km/hr! After racing, shop at Mr. Max and dine at a variety of eateries within the shopping complex! Register at either the Hornet’s Nest or the Marine Lounge.

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

CLUBS INDIAN JOE'S

[OFFICERS] Tuesday - Thursday 5 PM - Midnight Friday - Saturday 5 PM - 2 AM COMMAND ROLL-OFF March 7, 5-6 PM SOCIAL HOUR WITH FREE FINGER FOODS Every Friday 5-7 PM VARIETY NIGHT WITH DJ Friday Nights 8 PM -2 AM

K-BAR

CLUB IWAKUNI 253-5416/3363

BINGO MARCH 17, 5-10 PM

Gather your friends for a chance to win big! $1900 guaranteed in payouts!

LUNCH GRAND BUFFET WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, 11 AM - 1:30 PM $11.25 ADULTS, $5.95 KIDS AGES 5-10

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

JD'S GRILLE

SOCIAL HOUR WITH FREE FINGER FOODS Every Friday 8-10 PM VARIETY NIGHT WITH DJ Saturday Nights 8 PM -2 AM

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

STRIKE ZONE BOWLING 253-3495 SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 11 AM - 10 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 11 AM - MIDNIGHT

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 3 PM - 1 AM

$10.95 ADULTS, $5.95 KIDS AGES 5-10

HIP HOP MUSIC Every Friday 8 PM - 2 AM

253-6578

SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 5-11 PM;

BOSSES NIGHT March 21, 5-8 PM

COUNTRY MUSIC Every Wednesday 8 PM - Midnight

XTREMEWORKS SKATE PARK

SUNDAY, 7 AM - MIDNIGHT

A TASTE OF ITALY

[JR. ENLISTED] Tuesday - Thursday 5 PM - Midnight Friday - Saturday 5 PM - 2 AM

253-5368 (MARINE LOUNGE)

THE 11TH FRAME LOUNGE

HARD CHARGER NIGHT March 18, 5-8 PM

LANDING ZONE

253-3585 (HORNET'S NEST)

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

[STAFF NCO] Tuesday - Thursday 5 PM - Midnight Friday - Saturday 5 PM - 2 AM

VARIETY NIGHT WITH DJ Friday & Saturday Nights 8 PM -2 AM

SINGLE MARINE PROGRAM (SMP) see page 15.

MONDAY-THURSDAY, 6:30 AM - MIDNIGHT;

Tasty food and great service in a modern environment. Take the family out any night of the week or host a small group meeting while enjoying a meal. See calendar on page 40 for daily specials!

SOCIAL HOUR WITH FREE FINGER FOODS Every Friday 6-8 PM

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THEATER 253-5291

MCCS IWAKUNI THEATER

Ages 12 & up: $3 ages 6-11: $1.50, ages 5 & under: FREE Purchase a 10-punch REEL CARD & SKIP THE LINE. Adults $30, Children $15.

TUESDAYS, 5-9 PM

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

COMING SOON!

MONGOLIAN NIGHT

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

WEDNESDAYS, 5-9 PM $.75/OZ ADULTS, $5.95 KIDS AGES 5-10

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

SUNDAY BRUNCH SUNDAYS, 10 AM - 2 PM $14.95 ADULTS, $5.95 KIDS AGES 5-10

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

TORII VIDEO RENTAL 253-4700

CATERING

MOBILE CANTEEN

253-3382

253-4108

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

Regularly scheduled runs throughout the air station.

Easter

BRUNCH

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ENTERTAINMENT

FEATURED EVENTS

Hard Charger Night March 18 5-8 PM, K- Bar Uniform only

APRIL 28 • 3-5 PM Club Iwakuni Ballroom

MARINES & SAILORS ONLY, ADULT CONTENT

FREQUENT

COMMAND ROLL OFF

BOWLER

PROGRAM DISCOUNTS PER GAME 2 LEVELS

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH FREE REFRESHMENTS INDIAN JOES (O-CLUB) 5-7 PM

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BASE RESOURCES

RETAIL / SERVICES / HOSPITALITY MARINE CORPS EXCHANGE (MCX)

MCX FURNITURE ANNEX

253-5641

NOON - 6 PM, WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY

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

CLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS

FOUR SEASONS GIFT SHOP

253-6621

Shop at the Annex located across the street from the main Post Office for all your furniture and decoration needs.

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

FUJI OPTICAL

COMPUCARE

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

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 3 business days to confirm availability. A 30% deposit is due when we open your special order and the balance is due when you receive your special order.

253-4758

STARCH & STRIPES 253-4742

We provide laundering, dry cleaning, tailoring, alterations, mending and repairs. For alterations there is an additional 20% charge for 72 hour pick-up. Next day pick-up is available for laundering at an additional 30% charge. Items must be dropped off by 2:30 PM and picked up the next day after 4 PM. Same day pick up is available at an additional 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.

WE HAVE SATELLITE RECEIVERS AFN SATELLITE RECEIVER $25/ MONTH RENTALS

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Join BOB looking for a job with MCCS

CLUB IWAKUNI Waitstaff NA-3 ID Checker NF-1 Food & Beverage Manager NF-3

$10.29 $7.25-$10.09 $11.02-$15.21

FOOD COURT Food Service Worker NA-2 Food Service Assistant Manager NF-3

$9.50 $11.02-$15.21

MCX Senior Sales Associate NF-2 Divisional Sales Manager NF-3

$8.71-$12.86 $11.02-$15.21

CDC Custodial Worker NA-1 Program Assistant CY-1

$8.76 $9.86

IRONWORKS GYM Custodial Worker NA-1 Lifeguard NF-1 Recreation Attendant NF-1

$8.76 $7.25-$10.09 $7.25-$10.09

CAR RENTAL Operations Associate NF-2

$8.71-$12.86

For a detailed job description you can:  scan the QR code, visit usmc-mccs. org/careers or § 253-3030

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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 and accept Military Star Cards. Please allow several days for packing during high volume seasons.

HEAD TO TOE SALON 253-4708

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

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DIY DO IT YOURSELF

MARCH WOOD HOBBY SHOP

Saturdays FEATURING WINE CARRIER

CLASS FROM 2-4 PM CLASS $10 ADDITIONAL FEE FOR WOOD SAFETY CLASS REQUIRED TO ATTEND §253-5320

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

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

TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF) 253-3221

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

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.

STRIKEZONE PRO SHOP 253-3495

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

BARKING LOT (PET BOARDING) 253-3588

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

HIROSHIMA AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE 253-4377

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


BASE RESOURCES

AUTO TYPHOON MOTORS

JCI INSPECTION

VEHICLE RENTAL

253-4385

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

253-4245

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

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

TOWING SERVICES MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8 AM - 3:30 PM CLOSED SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS

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.

AUTO SKILLS CENTER 253-5325

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

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).

VEHICLE RE-SALE LOT

TITLE CHANGES

$6/DAY

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.

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

PROJECT BAY

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 signup for special at time of rental. Unless entire reservation is canceled there is no refund on this special.

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

24 HOUR CAR WASH Located by the Northside Marine Mart.

BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2014 THE JAPANESE ANNUAL ROAD TAX SEASON WILL START

ROAD TAX SEASON

This is when all vehicle owners must pay their respective vehicles taxes. While this point is important, it is imperative that you know your vehicle must be registered to this base and prefecture or adjacent prefecture by April 1, 2014. This simply means that if you were previously registered in Okinawa and you transferred to MCAS Iwakuni with a vehicle and never registered at Pass and Registration building 608, prior to April 1, 2014 you will be responsible for paying your taxes in Okinawa or another bases prefecture.

By Barry Harwell Pass & Registration 253-3135

Signs will be posted at key locations throughout the base to remind you to pay your road tax. Prices may differ slightly from previous year but shouldn’t vary much from last year’s payment. If you are unsure of the previous amount paid please look at the documents used for vehicle registration, you should have the following: Title, Japanese Compulsory Insurance, Recycling Fee receipt (motorcycles will not have one), secondary car insurance and the Road Tax receipt which is usually a little white piece of paper about the size of a credit card that states “Automobile Tax Stamp” across the middle. These are the primary documents you will need when you go to Pass and Registration to validate payment and registration, along with the vehicle being registered. IF YOU HAVE LOST ANY OF THESE DOCUMENTS PLEASE GO TO PASS AND REGISTRATION AND RECEIVE THE PROPER DOCUMENTS TO RECOVER SAID FORMS. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PAY YOUR ROAD TAX AT:

AUTO SKILLS CENTER

MCCS AUTO SKILLS CENTER PMO (DURING SPECIFIED TIMES, TBA) IWAKUNI CITY HALL

The tax is required by Japanese law, so pay your Road Tax right on base (Yamaguchi Prefecture plates only). Cost is $5 per vehicle plus required tax, call 253-5325 for fee structure.

APRIL 1-30, TUESDAY - FRIDAY, NOON - 6 PM

Look forward to next month’s article on this event for times and payment amounts. If you have any questions please contact Barry Harwell, Pass and Registration Supervisor at 253-3135.

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Quarter Employee of the

Working Together for a

Better Community,

Giving Our BEST!

MCCS AWARD CEREMONY

Peer Award, Division Employee of the Quarter: Mayumi Hirota

Business

Yoshikazu Murata

Semper Fit

Jesse Simmons

Retail & Services

Monica Paul

Human Resources

Maria Walcott

Marine & Family Programs

Division Employee of the Quarter: Jennifer Carr

Marine & Family Programs

Ryunosuke Eiraku

Support

Jason Knight

Semper Fit

Yuka Sumii

Business

Hiroshi Yoshihara

Retail & Services

Director’s Customer Service Award:

2013 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR:

GYSGT JERRY SELF

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Peter Bengtson

Retail & Services

Camilla King

Marine & Family Programs

Mayumi Simpson

Retail & Services

Nobuo Teraoka

Business

Hiroyuki Shigeyama

Business

Taemi Yokoigawa

Human Resources

Kenneth Snook

Business

Overall Employee of the Quarter:

YOKO SASAKI Human Resources

MCCS congratulates all winners. To be a part of the MCCS team, visit the MCCS HR Department on the 2nd floor of the Crossroads Mall.

WORKERS

NEEDED

Be a part of the show Friendship Day is the day the Japanese community can see what MCAS Iwakuni is all about. MCCS is in need of people who would like to support the Air Station on this very special day. If you would like to work for MCCS on Friendship Day, please stop by the NAF Human Resources Office on the second deck of the Crossroads Mall for an application. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, and Wednesdays 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM. **Friendship Day employment will NOT be posted or recruited through the MCCS Careers website online. Some restrictions apply.**

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SUNDAY, APRIL 13 • 8:15 AM - 4 PM CHECK IN 7-8 AM AT IRONWORKS GYM

REGISTRATION FEES:

FULL MARATHON/HALF MARATHON Team (Full Marathon Only): $140 SOFA(Individual):$40 JMSDF, MLC and IHA: ¥4,000

Full Marathon/Half Marathon Fee Includes T-shirt, Meal & Certificate

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Men’s 29 yrs and Under, 30-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50 yrs and Over Women’s 29 yrs and Under, 30-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50 yrs and Over Team (4 Runners/ SOFA Only) 5K Walk: ¥1,000 / $10 5K Walk Fee includes Souvenir

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 14 SIGN UP AT THE IRONWORKS GYM FRONT DESK §253-5654 or email ombiwaathletics@usmc-mccs.org

APRIL 10

Sign-up starts March 10

APRIL 17

Sign-up starts March 17

CULTURAL TRIP TO YANAI NISHIGURA

ORIGAMI CLASS

JAPANESE COOKING CLASS

U P C O M I N G C U LT U R A L A DA P TAT I O N E V E N T S

APRIL 25

Sign-up starts March 25

Information, Referral and Relocation provides information and referrals to appropriate agencies both on and off base. We can help you adapt to life in Japan, prepare for an upcoming PCS and even become a great Sponsor. Stop by Bldg. 411, Rm. 101. We will assist you with all your inquiries. See page 13 for details. §253-6161/6165 M C C S I WA K U N I . C O M | M A R C H 2 0 1 4

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AROUND JAPAN

INFORMATION, TOURS & TRAVEL (ITT) 253-4377

PHOTO BY JESSICA MILLER

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

SHIMONOSEKI AQUARIUM TRIP

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN

MARCH 1, 8 AM - 5:30 PM

APRIL 19

MT. SHOSHA HIKING TRIP MARCH 2, 7 AM - 7:30 PM

Experience the thrills, excitement and magic of Hollywood in Osaka. Admission tickets will be purchased upon entry.

NARA & KYOTO TRIP

SPACE WORLD TRIP

MARCH 8-9

APRIL 26, 7 AM - 8 PM

NAGOYA FERTILITY FESTIVAL MARCH 15-16 (ADULTS ONLY)

AKIYOSHI CAVE & SAFARI LAND MARCH 22, 8 AM - 6 PM

NOKO ISLAND PARK MARCH 29

TOKYO FUN TRIP APRIL 4-9 & MAY 21-26 SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 21 (MAY TRIP)

Enjoy lunch and shopping at Yokosuka Naval Base before checking into the New Sanno Hotel. ITT offers optional tours: Tokyo Sightseeing Tour, visit famous places such as Tokyo Tower, Asakusa Temple village, and Odaiba Shopping Mall or enjoy the fantastic shows and attractions at Tokyo Disney Land/ DisneySea. Everything you want to do is available in this megalopolis!

CHINA 5-DAY TRIP APRIL 9-13

Local English speaking tour guides will take you to see The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and many other sites in Beijing. We will also visit and stay in Shanghai one night.

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GET OUT!

Don't forget to check this trip off on your

HISTORICAL CANAL TOWN “BIKAN”

Enjoy fantastic and thrilling rides at a space-themed amusement park located in Kyushu. This trip is fun for all ages. There is a large shopping mall near the park where you can enjoy shopping and food.

KOCHI SUNDAY MARKET TRIP APRIL 27, 6 AM - 10:30 PM

Discover up to 650 small stalls selling local vegetables, fruits, flowers, antiques and plants at the Sunday Market. At Kochi Castle, close to the marketplace, enjoy a magnificent view of Kochi City. We also offer an optional tour for beautiful Katsurahama Beach.

KYOTO 2-DAY TRIP MAY 10-11 SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 11

Before Tokyo, Kyoto was the capital city of Japan for over 1,200 years. During this trip you will see Fushimi Inari Shrine, which has thousands of Torii Gates, Sanjusangendo Temple (1001 Buddha statues in the main hall), Golden Pavilion and more. We also offer a scenic tram ride through a beautiful gorge. We assure you that our Kyoto trip is an experience that you don’t want to miss!

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HELLO KITTY HARMONYLAND TRIP

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MAY 17, 6 AM - 11 PM

THINGS TO-DO LIST

while stationed in MCAS IWAKUNI

SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 17

(AUGUST PREVIEW 2013)

Harmonyland is an outdoor theme park nestled in the natural splendor of Oita Prefecture. It offers attractions with stateof-the-art technology, a full schedule of fun events and a chance to meet a lot of cute characters including Hello Kitty!

DOLPHIN WATCHING & KUMAMOTO MAY 24-26 SIGN-UP STARTS ON MARCH 24

Kumamoto is located on Kyushu Island. On this 3-day trip, we will visit Kumamoto Castle, one of the most beautiful in Japan, offer you a boat ride to enjoy dolphin watching at Amakusa Inlet, a world-famous spot for dolphin watching, and take you to the beautiful Kumamoto, Kusasenri Plateau and Mt. Aso volcano. Enjoy your holiday weekend with our ITT trip!

HISTORICAL CANAL TOWN “BIKAN” AND OUTLET MALL SHOPPING IN KURASHIKI MAY 31, 7:30 AM - 7 PM SIGN-UP STARTS ON MARCH 31

The outlet mall in Kurashiki has a variety of shops including Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Cold Stone Creamery, Starbucks and more. About a 20-minute walk from the mall, find beautiful Japanese buildings, souvenir shops and museums on the white & black walled street along Bikan the historical canal town. Also there is a Japanese style boat cruise available (¥300/person for 20 minutes).


AROUND JAPAN

CULTURAL ADAPTATION 253-6161/6165

Let us help you transition smoothly into Japanese culture.

MCCS IWAKUNI IRR

GUIDED TOURS

GET OUT AND EXPLORE JAPAN ON YOUR OWN

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 are required in person at Bldg. 411, Rm 101. Minimum of 5 people required for tours. Free childcare reimbursement your first cultural tour.

More things to see and do while living in Japan. The below are not guided tours, but stop by Information Referral & Relocation and we can give you enough information so you can have your own adventure.

TOKUYAMA ZOO - FREE ADMISSION MARCH 20, 9 AM - 5 PM, SHUNAN CITY

Tokuyama zoo will have free admission on this national holiday (Vernal Equinox).

VENTURE OUT FOR GROCERY SHOPPING MARCH 7, 9 AM - NOON, MAX VALU

HANA (FLOWER), KOU (INCENSE) & YUU (GAMES) FESTIVAL

BUS FARE: AGES 13 & UP: ¥420, AGES 6-12: ¥210

MARCH 21, 10 AM - 4 PM (TENTATIVE), WHITE

Join ‘Venture Out’ and learn the local bus system to the Max Valu supermarket in Iwakuni. We will learn how items are organized in the store: ingredients, fish & meat products, breads, and so on. Learn useful Japanese phrases for shopping. Japanese recipes will be provided so you can buy the items you need for dinner! Please bring exact fare for bus ride.

WALL STREET IN YANAI CITY

SURVIVAL JAPANESE CLASS

MARCH 23, 1-3 PM, MIYAJIMA FERRY PORT TO

In Yanai, which was once a prosperous junction of the maritime trade, the historical merchants’ houses and stores will introduce cultural events and workshops. Enjoy incense fragrances, old card games, green tea, and traditional weaving.

KIYOMORI SHRINE FESTIVAL

MARCH 18-21, 11:40 AM - 1 PM, RM 123, BLDG 411

KIYOMORI SHRINE ON MIYAJIMA ISLAND

PARTICIPANTS AGES 13 & UP

The highlight of this event is the parade of Tairano Kiyomori, a general in the late Heian period who funded the construction of Itsukushima Shrine. Kiyomori Shrine was built in 1954 to memorialize the general’s achievements. People dressed in period costumes will parade on the road from the ferry port to Kiyomori Shrine. In case of rain, the location may move to inside the shrine.

This 4-day course will help you learn how to communicate in simple Japanese phrases. The class is geared for beginners. Please bring writing materials.

JAPANESE COOKING CLASS APRIL 10, 9:30 AM - 2 PM

STRAWBERRY PICKING

SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 10

EVERY DAY THROUGH THE END OF APRIL

Join us in our next Japanese Cooking Class. You will learn how to prepare a Japanese dish while interacting with Japanese locals. A fee of ¥500 is due upon sign-up to cover the cost of ingredients. There is limited seating. Bring: Beverage, camera, apron, towel, extra yen and your ID.

10 AM - 5 PM, OZATO ICHIGO HOUSE, YANAI

ORIGAMI CLASS APRIL 17, 10 AM - NOON SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 17

Strawberry houses are located in a beautiful rural area along route 437. Pay about 200 yen per 100g. You can eat there or take them home. The owner uses organic fertilizers and very little pesticide. Enjoy sweet and healthy strawberries. A farmer’s market called “Fureai dokoro” is located nearby. They also sell strawberries and delicious lunch boxes.

During this class, you will learn about Japanese Origami paper and make a Japanese Origami craft! A fee of ¥500 is due upon sign-up and covers the cost of materials. There is limited seating.

ORCHID FAIR

YANAI TOUR

KINTAIKYO ROAD RACE

APRIL 25, 9 AM - 4 PM, SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 25

MARCH 2, 8:30 AM - NOON, KINTAI BRIDGE

During this trip we will visit Yanai City! Our first stop is at the craft museum where you will make a goldfish paper lantern. During your free time you can visit some of the museums in the area or go shopping at Mr. Max. Please try to bring exact fee (¥900), extra yen and ID at the site.

On this day, school children and adults run a half marathon, 10km, 5 km and 2 km race near the Kintai Bridge area. You can go to cheer them on!

MARCH 1-9, 9 AM - 4:30 PM, HIROSHIMA BOTANICAL GARDEN IN ITSUKAICHI CITY

Enjoy this beautiful display of over 300,000 orchid flowers.

MIYAJIMA HINA DOLL DISPLAY MARCH 25 - APRIL 3, 10 AM - 4 PM, MIYAJIMA

View a display of beautiful antique Hina dolls, passed down from generation to generation by the families of Miyajima.

TEA TASTING AND JAPANESE PEACH TREE VIEWING MARCH 30, 9:30 AM - 3 PM, SHUKKEI-EN GARDEN IN HIROSHIMA CITY

From mid-March through April, enjoy the beauty of Japanese peach trees! On this day, a tea tasting booth will be arranged for visitors. Admission fee to the garden is ¥250 plus ¥600 for the tea-tasting event. In case of rain, this event may be cancelled.

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Spring Craft and Information Fair The Iwakuni Home-based Business Organization hosts

Saturday, March 22, 9 AM - 3 PM, Crossroads Mall Vendors will be showcasing handmade items, household products and available services. All vendors are local crafters and home-based business owners. Assisted Journey Doula Service

Nizar Wogan Photography

Be*You*tiful Bowtique

Origami Owl

Beachbody

Pampered Chef

Christopher Photographic

Radiant Mother Birth Services

Erhart Handcrafted Jewelry

RENEW Massage Therapy

Hope and Grace Pens

Rodan + Fields

Jessica Guthrie Photography

Scentsy

KC Humphries, Jewelry

Tastefully Simple

Lolly Bug

Tenaciously Remembered

MiAbi Boutique

... and more!

Find out more by logging on to www.IwakuniBusinessDirectory.blogspot.com www.unimat-golf.jp/hiroshimanishi/course.html

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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

¥ 7,000 (weekdays) ¥ 11,000 (Sat, Sun & JPN Holidays) *Jeans, T-shirts or Sandals are not suitable for our course

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COMMUNITY ARTICLE

Horton Drinks a Mocktail!” A TOAST TO TASTY, HEALTHIER DRINKS! by Kirsten Diller, Substance Abuse Clinical Program Manager Well, we’re a couple of months into 2014 and I’m sure many of us still have healthy diet goals, right? And this is Iwakuni, so of course a lot of folks are pregnant and alcohol simply isn’t an option. So, here’s one way you can still have a fun, delicious, and complex drink, but SKIP the empty calories in alcohol! The following mocktails range in difficulty and prep time and all of the ingredients are available locally. Get ready to impress your “pregger” friends at their baby shower, host a Pampered Chef party, or simply look cool holding one of these tasty and beautiful mocktails! ENJOY!

THE MINT BREEZER Total Time: less than 5 minutes • Makes 2 Mocktails

THE FIXIN’S: • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice (or cranberry juice works as well) • 1/2 cup pineapple juice • 1/4 cup lime juice • 1/2 cup Sprite or club soda (I used my Soda Stream from the MCX for carbonated water and it worked GREAT!) • 2 pineapple slices • Mint leaves WHAT TO DO: Mix all three juices in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a pineapple slice and mint leaves.

NO BOOZE SANGRIA Total Time: 5 minutes (plus boiling time) and at least 1 hour refrigeration • Makes 8 Mocktails

THE FIXIN’S: • 2 cups boiling water • 2 black tea bags (I used Lemon Zinger tea) • 2 cinnamon sticks • 1/2 cup sugar • 3 cups pomegranate juice (or cranberry juice) • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice • 1 orange, sliced into thin rounds • 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds • 1 lime, sliced into thin rounds • 1 apple, cored and cut into 1/2 inch chunks • 2 cups club soda (or Soda Stream carbonated water) WHAT TO DO: Pour boiling water over tea bags and cinnamon sticks and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and stir in sugar to dissolve. In a large jar or pitcher, combine tea mixture, pomegranate juice, orange juice, orange, lemon, lime and apple. Refrigerate for at least one hour and preferably overnight. Just before serving, stir in club soda. Serve in glasses over ice.

CUCUMBER LIMEADE Total time: 10-15 minutes • Makes 2 mocktails

THE FIXIN’S: • 2 paper-thin, lengthwise slices of cucumber (garnish) + 2 cucumbers • 1/2 tsp finely chopped mint, plus two sprigs for garnish • 2 Tbsp. honey (+ 1 Tbsp. for cucumber juice) • 4 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (+ 1 Tbsp. for cucumber juice) • 2 Tbsp. water • 1/2 cup chilled club soda Ice • 1/2 cup fresh cucumber juice* * To make cucumber juice: Puree one cucumber in a blender with a splash of lime juice and honey (add more to taste if you like). Strain it through a fine sieve. WHAT TO DO: Press the cucumber slices against the inside of two chilled highball glasses and add ice. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the chopped mint, honey, and lime juice and 2 Tbsp. of water until the honey is dissolved. Add ice and cucumber juice and shake well. Strain into the prepared glasses and stir in the club soda. Garnish with the mint sprig.

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REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS

03 04 05 MARCH

CONCERTS

APRIL

CONCERTS

MAY

CONCERTS

3/3-4

JT Taylor from Kool & The Gang // Tokyo

4/1,3,4,7 Bob Dylan // Tokyo

5/2

John Mayer // Tokyo

4/10

Bruno Mars // Osaka

5/20

Pepe Romero // Tokyo

3/4,6

Rolling Stones // Tokyo

4/19

Bob Dylan // Fukuoka

5/21-22

Black Star Riders // Tokyo

3/5-7

Natalie Cole // Tokyo

4/21-23

Bob Dylan // Osaka

5/23

Jimmy Cliff // Osaka

3/26

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis // Tokyo

4/24

Toto // Osaka

3/31

Bob Dylan // Tokyo

4/30

John Mayer // Osaka

4/31

Lionel Richie // Yokohama

SPORTING/OTHER EVENTS

SPORTING/OTHER EVENTS

SPORTING/OTHER EVENTS

3/9-23

Sumo Tournament // Osaka

4/14-15

Spring Festival // Takayama

5/11-25

Sumo Tournament // Tokyo

3/22-23

Anime Japan 2014 // Tokyo

4/19

Asakusa Yabusame // Asakusa

5/15

Aoi Matsuri // Kyoto

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

AIRFARE

SPECIALS 2014 APRIL FUKUOKA AIRPORT

DESTINATION

DEPARTURE DATE/ MAXIMUM STAY

BEGINNING FARE WITH TAX

SEOUL (KOREA)

APRIL 1-18/ UP TO 3 MONTHS

¥27,000

HONG KONG

APRIL 1-2O/UP TO 3 MONTHS

¥38,900

BANGKOK (THAILAND)

APRIL 1-2O/UP TO 1 MONTH

¥48,000

SINGAPORE

APRIL 1-2O/UP TO 1 MONTH

¥48,800

KUALA LUMPUR (MALAYSIA)

APRIL 1-2O/ UP TO 1 MONTH

¥49,800

MANILA (PHILIPPINES)

APRIL 1-26/ UP TO 3 MONTHS

¥48,000

HONOLULU (HAWAII)

APRIL 1-18/ UP TO 1 MONTH

¥88,600

IWAKUNI AIRPORT DESTINATION

DEPARTURE DATE/ MAXIMUM STAY

BEGINNING FARE WITH TAX

LOS ANGELES

APRIL 1-24/ UP TO 1 MONTH

¥135,500

SAN DIEGO

APRIL 1-24/ UP TO 1 MONTH

¥135,500

LAS VEGAS

APRIL 1-24/ UP TO 1 MONTH

¥135,500

SEATTLE

APRIL 1-24/ UP TO 1 MONTH

¥135,500

HONOLULU ( HAWAII)

APRIL 1-24/ UP TO 2 MONTHS

¥112,800

This ticket must be purchased at least 40 days in advance.

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If you are into hiking, here are three places that are definitely worth checking out. Three Peaks (Mikura Dake) is probably the closest of the ones I am going to mention. It is considered to be easy, but that depends on which trail and who you talk to. The first time I hiked Three Peaks it was a little more difficult that I thought it would be, but I made it up to the top. It was a beautiful hike and the view from the top is worth the hike. They also have camp grounds here if you want to camp out and hike up to see the sunrise. Seven Falls (Jyakuchikyo) is a little further

Three Peaks

away, but it is also quite beautiful . Although it’s not a difficult hike, there are lots of steps in the beginning and it can be a very long hike. Seven Falls also has camp grounds and cottages you can rent. The last one and my absolute favorite is Sandankyo. It’s a bit of a drive to get to, but it is so worth it. I also think that this is the easiest hikes of the three. My favorite time to hike Sandankyo is in the fall, but it is nice during the summer too. Actually, all three of these places are really pretty in the fall so I recommend going in the different seasons to see which you like the best.

Travel Tip: Seven Falls

Sandankyo

My Stamp Book

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If you want a great souvenir of your time here in Japan, purchase a Japanese Temple Stamp book (Go-Shuinchou). Not only is it a beautiful way to document the temples and shrines you’ve visited here, it also becomes a challenge almost to see how quickly you can fill it up. My friend told me about it and I was hooked right away. Now I carry my stamp book in my purse and I get all giddy when I visit a new temple or shrine because it means I will get another stamp in my book! This also means I have to go back to some temples and shrines I had visited prior to purchasing my stamp book, but I am totally okay with that.


Hachigamine Park I know sightseeing and traveling around

ruins and walk around, or walk through a thousand torii gates to

can be a little bit of a challenge when

see the Inari Shrine and enjoy the gorgeous view. If your children

you have small children, but it isn’t

are too small to walk up the hundreds of steps to the Inari Shrine,

impossible. Tsuwano is a cute little

there is a way to drive up to it also. If you are looking for a place

castle town that is located about 3.5

where the whole family can play, then check out Hachigamine

hours from here by car. When driving in it

Park. There are quite a few activities to keep your children busy

really doesn’t look like much, but there is a lot to see here. Children

for a few hours. They have a huge roller slide, a nice playground, an

love it because the waterway running through part of the town

obstacle course, a ferris wheel, and more! The obstacle course is a

is full of koi fish. You can buy fish food and feed the fish as you

lot of fun to do as a family. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it

walk down the street. You can also take a lift up to the castle

as there are plenty of places to sit down and enjoy a meal or a snack.

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For those of you who are looking for the more touristy type things to do, like visit temples and shrines, Yamaguchi City has a beautiful five-storied pagoda on the grounds of the Rurikoji Temple. It is truly breathtaking and there are some nice walking paths around the temple that are worth checking out. If you go on the first Sunday of the month, there is a really cool flea market at Kameyama Park that you could check out before heading to the pagoda. The flea market starts at sunrise, but I am not that ambitious so I usually get there at around 10 AM. I have still managed to find a few things I could not live without so I don’t think you have to be there at sunrise, but if you’re an early riser anyway then go for it.

For directions and for more information on any of these places, please contact ITT at 253-4377 or stop by their office in the Crossroads Mall.

Rurikoji Temple

I’m a military brat, half-Japanese and half-American, who proudly calls Iwakuni home. I love food, photography, and travel. I started the Iwakuni Foodie blog and Iwakuni Foodie Facebook page to document my adventures to local restaurants, and hopefully make it easier for Americans to get out and explore Japan! -The Iwakuni Foodie

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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.

OUTDOOR RECREATION 253-3842

SIGN UP FOR PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS TODAY!

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

GEIHOKU SKI/SNOWBOARD TRIP MARCH 1, 7 AM - 6:30 PM

AQUATICS

YOUTH SPORTS

253-4966

253-3239

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

REGISTRATION FOR PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS: MARCH SESSION (MARCH 3-27) MARCH 1, 8 AM - NOON

APRIL SESSION (MARCH 31 - APRIL 25) MARCH 29, 8 AM - NOON

Registration will be in the Aquatics Office located in the IronWorks Gym. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. The session consists of eight (8) 30 minute lessons. For ages 3 and up; the cost is $40 per student ($15 for active duty military).

INTRAMURAL SPORTS/ATHLETICS MCCS IWAKUNI INTRAMURAL SPORTS MCCS IWAKUNI SEMPERFIT

COMMANDER’S CUP 3-ON-3 SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

MCCS IWAKUNI YOUTH SPORTS

YS BASKETBALL, START SMART BASKETBALL & CHEERLEADING CLOSING CEREMONY MARCH 15, 10 AM

Join us at the IronWorks Gym Sports Courts to close the Youth Sports Basketball, Start Smart Basketball & Cheerleading Season. For ceremonies, players are asked to wear their selected team uniforms.

YS BASEBALL & START SMART BASEBALL REGISTRATIONS REGISTRATION DEADLINE MARCH 17

Fees: $40 for the first child and $35 for each additional child. Fee will increase to $45 per child after March 17. Open to children ages 5-15. Participants must be 5 before the season starts. Start Smart Baseball is open to children ages 3-4. Participants must be 3 before the program starts. Call for details.

YS BASEBALL SKILLS EVALUATION

MARCH 14, 11 AM - 1 PM

MARCH 19, 5 PM, PENNY LAKE FIELD #2.

OUTDOOR SAND VOLLEYBALL COURTS

Prospective participants are military servicemembers only. All teams must be formed according to unit. Minimum of 3 players to participate, 7 players maximum on a team. Call 253-3067 or email ombiwaintramuralsports@usmc-mccs.org for details.

Every player age 10 and up is required to attend the Skills Evaluation. If extenuating circumstances exist as to why your child cannot attend, you are required to notify the Youth Sports Coordinator at least 48 hours in advance. Each youth will participate in several stations to assess their basic level of athletic experience and skill. Call for details.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS SPRING SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

BASEBALL COACHES TRAINING: CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT AWARENESS BRIEF

APRIL 26-27, MAIN SOFTBALL FIELD BEHIND

MARCH 18, 11:30 AM - 1 PM, BLDG 411, RM TBD

BRANCH MEDICAL CENTER

All coaches are required to attend this brief.

Prospective participants are service members, dependents 16 years and older and the JMSDF. Minimum of 9 players to play and a maximum of 15 players on a team. Teams must be formed by unit. Tournament is limited to 8 teams. Signup starts March 27. Call 253-3067 or email ombiwaintramuralsports@usmc-mccs.org for details.

$15 FOR AGES 11 & UNDER

Lift Tickets will be purchased at the resort. Equipment at Gear Issue is available on a first come/first served basis. Geihoku Ski Resort is the largest in Hiroshima Prefecture. There are cafes and restaurants along the slopes to provide a great ski town atmosphere. Call for additional information.

WILDERNESS AND REMOTE FIRST AID COURSE MARCH 15-16, 8 AM - 5 PM FEE: $25 PER PERSON, INCLUDES COURSE MANUAL AND REFERENCE CARD

Looking to boost your credentials? The American Red Cross' Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course will introduce you to the basic, essential steps and procedures when caring for emergencies in the wilderness. This certification is for any outdoor enthusiast. Participants must be age 14 or older and have current CPR/ AED certification. Call 253-3842 for more information.

Sign-up Starts March 12! APRIL 12 6 AM - 6:30 PM

SHIMANAMI Bike Trip

BASEBALL COACHES MEETING MARCH 18, 5:30 PM, IRONWORKS GYM

All head coaches are required to attend this meeting. All coaches are encouraged to attend.

BASEBALL COACHES TRAINING: FIRST AID CERTIFICATION CLASS MARCH 26, 5:30-7:30 PM, IRONWORKS GYM

All head coaches are required to attend this class if they are not first aid certified. All coaches are encouraged to attend.

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TRANSPORTATION FEE: $20 FOR AGES 12 & UP,

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

Sign up at Outdoor Recreation §253-3822


IRONWORKS GYM

BIKE APRIL 21 THE

BOSTON MARATHON 5:30-7 PM

SIGN-UP STARTS APRIL 12

I r o n W o r k s GYM SWEAT SHOP §253-5051/5126

HEALTH PROMOTIONS 253-6359

MCCS IWAKUNI HEALTH PROMOTIONS

FREE BODY FAT ASSESSMENTS WALK-INS THE LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, EXCEPT FEDERAL HOLIDAYS 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. BY APPOINTMENT: CALL 253-5051/5126

NUTRITION & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT COUNSELING

PAID PROGRAMS & SERVICES 253-6359

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

BALLET: INTRO & CREATIVE MOVEMENT MONDAYS, 10:30-11:15 AM TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 4:15-5 PM

Ages 3-5, $7/class

HIGH INTENSITY TACTICAL TRAINING (HITT) CENTER ORIENTATION

BALLET: BEGINNER

MARCH 18, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM,

Ages 5-10, $7/class

IRONWORKS GYM, HITT CENTER

MONDAYS, 3-3:45 PM, WEDNESDAYS, 4-4:45 PM

Participants will review the rules and procedures for using the HITT center. Call 253-5051/6883 for more information and to sign-up. Active duty and reserves only.

BALLET: GRADE ONE

HITT WORKOUTS

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 3-4 PM

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

MONDAYS, 3:45-4:45 PM

Instructor referral only $8/class

CONTEMPORARY DANCE Ages 10 & older, $8/class

Led by instructors, HITT is a comprehensive strength and conditioning program combining injury prevention, strength, power, speed, endurance, and flexibility to facilitate optimal performance of the warfighter while decreasing the chance of injuries.

ADULT BALLET

BUY THIS NOT THAT

HITT EDUCATIONAL SERIES: INTRO TO TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING

ADULT HIP-HOP DANCE

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

MARCH 20, 11 AM - 1 PM, IRONWORKS GYM HITT

$7/class

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

CENTER, ACTIVE DUTY & RESERVES ONLY

Now is the time to take control of your weight on your terms with a personalized and flexible plan that fits your lifestyle and your goals! Meet with a Registered Dietitian (RD) to help you reach and maintain your weight loss goals using reliable information, not gimmicks or scams. Call Health Promotions to make an appointment.

SEMPERFIT-KIDS 3RD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 3-4 PM

This is a non-competitive and nonintimidating fitness program for children ages 5-9. Our goal is to provide children a safe space to be physically active through fun games and movements led by certified Personal Trainers and Instructors.

TUESDAY TUNE UP MARCH 11, 11 AM - 1 PM, CROSSROADS MALL

March is National Nutrition Month. Stop by to receive information about general good nutrition practices, nutrition services offered on base, and performance nutrition for tactical athletes. Various base programs and services will also be present to offer resources and information ranging from financial services, neonatal services, behavioral health and more. There will also blood pressure screenings available. Call Health Promotions for details.

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6:45-7:45 PM,

Ages 16 & older, $8/class

BALLET: PRIVATE LESSONS $60/ student for a 60-min session or $80/ student for a four session package

MONDAYS, 7-8 PM

Training will include education, demonstrations, and a real-time workout which will help familiarize participants with the benefits of TRX suspension training. Participation is limited to 20 personnel so register early. Call 253-6359 or email iwakunihealthpromoti@usmc-mccs.org to register.

HIP HOP PRIVATE LESSONS (YOUTH & ADULT)

LET’S GET PHYSICAL: STEPPING BACK TO THE 80’S

MARTIAL ARTS: ADULT JUDO

MARCH 21, 5-6:30 PM, IRONWORKS GYM

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

Get your heart pumping and your feet moving while you sweat it out to the best music from the 80’s in this era-themed step class! Come dressed in your best 80’s costume for a chance to win a prize! call 253-5051 for details.

HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO MARCH 22, 9 AM - NOON, IRONWORKS GYM

Held annually to showcase the many health, fitness, and wellness resources available to the MCAS Iwakuni community. We offer short group fitness classes, fitness challenges, trivia and more. Call Health Promotions or email iwakunihealthpromoti@usmc-mccs.org for details.

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

$40 per person per class

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

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

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 6-7 PM

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

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.

Don't forget to check out this month's

GROUP FITNESS SCHEDULE on page 40.

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Hiking

WILDERNESS AND REMOTE

FIRST AID COURSE

trips

MARCH 15-16, 8 AM - 5 PM โ€ข IRONWORKS GYM

LOOKING TO BOOST YOUR CREDENTIALS?

Mt. Houben: April 5, 8 AM

Mt. Houben is one the most climbed mountains in Yamaguchi Prefecture. This hike is rated moderate to difficult. At the end of the trip we will walk on a 500-year old road that was once used to transport goods from Hofu City to Hagi City. We will also stop at Yamaguchi Pagoda before heading home. The cost of this trip is $15 and is due upon signing up at Outdoor Recreation.

SEE PAGE 22 FOR DETAILS.

ยง253-3842

ยง253-3822

3.20 11 AM - 1 PM Sign-up starts March 1

IRONWORKS GYM

HIIT GIRLS BOOT CAMP

GIRLS SPRING BOOT CAMP

APRIL 7 - MAY 1

Every Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:30 PM

IronWorks Gym Wellness Room

TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING

Training will include education, demonstrations, and a real-time workout which will help familiarize servicemembers with the benefits of TRX suspension training. Participation is limited to 20 personnel. Open to active duty and reserves. ยง 253-6359/iwakunihealthpromoti@usmc-mccs.org

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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

Fee: $149 for 8 one hour sessions Sign-up begins March 17

Limited to 20 females ages 18 and over. ยง253-5051/5126


SEMPER FIT

The Shape of Me & Other Stuff

FUEL FOR PERFORMANCE

by Tiffany Cunin, CSCS, PES, FMSC

Whether you are training for a marathon, a powerlift meet, or staying fit to fight, optimal human performance is achieved through proper fueling. There are five easy steps to fueling your body for performance:

EAT CLEAN: Choose foods that are least processed and are closest to their original form, whether it is from the earth or the animal. Simply put, try to eat foods in the most natural form possible. The more a food is processed, the fewer nutrients it is likely to have. Nutrient density is the relationship of the amount of nutrients a food has compared to the amount of calories. To ensure you get the nutrients you need, try to choose foods that have the highest amount of nutrients for the calories within the foods. Eat a rainbow of foods every day!

EAT OFTEN: Eating mini-meals every 2-3 hours gives your body a steady flow of fuel. This steady flow of fuel is the key to energy and sustainability. Eating often keeps the metabolism roaring all day and will help to maintain blood glucose (fuel) in an optimal range. Eat breakfast within 30-minutes of waking and graze through the day to keep your fuel levels topped off. Those who eat more frequently have more energy, more focus, and less chance of becoming overly hungry, which can help us make better choices.

HYDRATE: The body is 60-65% water. Water performs numerous vital functions such as providing life and shape to every cell, brain function, temperature regulation, fuel delivery to muscles, aides in digestion and metabolism, shock absorption around joints, the spine and the brain, and aiding in muscle contraction and tone. Try to drink at least half your bodyweight in ounces of water daily. For example, a person weighing 120 pounds should aim to drink at least 60-120 ounces of water a day. As little as a 2% decrease in weight, due to fluid loss, may impair both physical and mental performance.

RECOVER: Proper nutrition is necessary to expedite the recovery process. Following

a workout your body has reduced both its circulating (blood glucose) and stored fuel (glycogen) sources. To reap the benefits of your workout and to perform at high levels, you will need to replace your fuel stores as soon as you can after training. A 2 to 1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein within 30-minutes of your workout will aide in recovery and decrease your risk for injury.

NUTRIENT TIMING: Carbohydrate, protein, and fat are macronutrients needed for survival. It is important

NOT to eliminate any one of these from your diet. During exercise, carbohydrate is the predominant fuel source followed by fat, and protein is very rarely used as a fuel source. Below are some simple guidelines on how to fuel your body before, during, and after training.

BEFORE: Do not go into your workout on an empty stomach; fuel your body with a small balanced snack consisting of fluid, carbohydrate, and a small amount of protein 1-2 hours prior to training. Going into a workout properly fueled will improve performance and recovery times. Some great pre-workout snacks include yogurt with berries and cereal or one-half of a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Don’t forget 16-20oz of water too!

DURING: Stay hydrated during exercise. Weighing yourself before and after training is a great way to monitor your hydration levels. Fat will not burn off in an hour of training; the instant weight loss you may see following a training session is due to fluid loss. Drink 20-24oz of fluid for each pound lost during training.

AFTER: The optimal window for re-fueling is 10-30 minutes after training. It is important to refuel properly. The chart below provides some basic guidelines for optimal re-fueling.*

BODY WEIGHT (POUNDS)

PROTEIN (GRAMS)

CARBOHYDRATE (GRAMS)

120-150 150-180 181-215 215-245

15-20 20-25 25-30 30-35

30-60 40-75 50-90 60-105

* Individual needs will vary. Consult your physician or a licensed Registered Dietician for meal planning and prescription.

Some great re-fueling foods are 20oz low-fat chocolate milk plus a banana, turkey and pasta salad, fruit smoothie blended with yogurt or whey protein, or 2 scrambled eggs on whole wheat toast plus 6oz of fruit juice. The possibilities are endless! If you want to achieve optimal performance, fuel your body like the well-oiled machine it is! Don’t skip meals, always stay hydrated, and improve your nutrient timing. For a more in depth look at fueling for performance, contact Health Promotions at 253-6359.

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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 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.

COMMUNITY COUNSELING 253-4526

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

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.

HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR FICO SCORE LATELY? Come to our new class at PFMP

CREDIT CLASS and learn how understand your credit report on March 5. See details below.

PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (PFMP)

INFORMATION, REFERRAL & RELOCATION (IR&R)

253-6439, BLDG 411, RM. 201

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

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

NEW! CREDIT CLASS

WELCOME ABOARD INDOCTRINATION (WAI)

MARCH 5, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

MARCH 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Come learn how to read your credit report and pick up tips on how to improve your credit score. Call for details or to sign up.

CLUB IWAKUNI

VICTIM ADVOCACY PROGRAM

MANAGING MONEY CLASS

253-4526

MARCH 10, 1-2:30 PM

Victim Advocates assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by advocating for their safety. Contact the Victim Advocate 24/7 at 090-99781033. Servicemembers may also report a sexual assault through the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at 080-5865-3566.

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

FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM (FAP) 253-4526

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.

ANGER MANAGEMENT TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 9:30-11 AM

Improve your relationship with yourself and others by learning effective strategies and techniques to manage your temper and anger. In this class we will discuss when anger becomes a problem, the costs of anger, how to effectively deal with stress, how to identify anger and stress triggers, and eight core Anger Management skills. Call 253-4526 to sign up.

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

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

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PREVIEW MAGAZINE

253-6161/3311

SAVINGS & INVESTMENT BASICS

You will learn about your responsibilities within the military community and about Japanese culture and customs. Meet representatives from different entities from aboard the Air Station and learn about the services available. Proper civilian attire required.

SPONSORSHIP TRAINING MARCH 6, 10-11 AM

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

Get the tools and resources you need to be a successful sponsor for personnel relocating to MCAS Iwakuni. We also offer unit specific sponsorship training. Call 2536161 to sign up.

THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN AT A GLANCE

PCS WITH SUCCESS

MARCH 26, 1-2:30 PM

MARCH 13 & 27, 9-11:30 AM (UNACCOMPANIED)

Are you 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 for details or to sign up.

MARCH 20, 9-11:30 AM (ACCOMPANIED)

MARCH 25, 1-2:30 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.

Call 253-6161/3311 for details or to sign up.

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, nonmedical 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.

"WALK IT UP" THURSDAYS, NOON - 12:45 PM, SEAWALL

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


WELLNESS SERVICES

LIBRARY EDUCATION SERVICES

CAREER RESOURCES

253-3855, BLDG 411, RM. 127

253-6439, BLDG 411, RM. 201

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

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

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.

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

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

DLPT / DLAB TESTING DLPT: MARCH 5 & 19, 8 AM, DLAB: MARCH 26, 8 AM

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

AFCT TESTING MARCH 12, 8 AM

The Armed Forces Classification Test 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 MARCH 14, 1-2:30 PM

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

COLLEGE BASICS FOR SPOUSES MARCH 21, 1-2 PM

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

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

MFLC's are licensed clinical counselors who provide short-term, situational, problem-solving counseling services to servicemembers, family members and staff members. Consultation and training are free, anonymous and confidential.

More than books, the Station Library has DVDs, CDs, magazines and more. Call 253-3078 for more information.

SEE PAGE 36 FOR CHILDREN’S EVENTS! MCCS IWAKUNI LIBRARY

MCCS IWAKUNI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TRANSITION READINESS SEMINAR MARCH 3-7 & MARCH 31 - APRIL 4 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

This seminar provides training for transitioning servicemembers and their families regarding benefits and services to prepare for life after the military. Different pathways allow participants to focus on their goals, whether it’s immediate employment, education, technical training or starting a business. Contact your Career Planner to register.

FEDERAL JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES MARCH 18, 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

Outliers

by Malcolm Gladwell Did you know the library will give any active duty servicemember a chance to win a $10 MCX gift card for reading a book from the commandants reading list? Check out books from the Commandant’s Reading List and other amazing stories at the Library. Bldg 411, 3rd Floor.

MARCH 26, 9 AM - NOON

FREEGAL

Never written a résumé before? Want to improve the one you have? This handson workshop will guide you through the process to create an effective résumé tailored to the job you want. 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.

INTERVIEWING SKILLS

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

MARCH 27, 1-3 PM

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.

ZINIO

NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY (NMCRS)

IWAKUNI WRITERS ROUNDTABLE

253-5311

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

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

SEE PAGE 36 FOR BUDGETING CLASSES

>> In 2013 NMCRS Iwakuni was able to assist

The 2014 Active Duty Fund Drive commences on for MCAS Iwakuni.

March 10 MAKE A DIFFERENCE DONATE TODAY

169 clients with a total of $122,412!

MARCH 3, 6-8 PM

EASTER CANDY MAKING WORKSHOP MARCH 27, 6-8 PM SIGN-UP BEGINS MARCH 1, LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS AGES 11 & UP

Learn how to make Chocolate Covered Confectioner’s Easter Eggs at the Library. The workshop is free to all participants. Drop by the front desk to sign up. Call 2533078 for details.

If you have any questions about this year’s Active Duty Fund Drive, please feel free to call 253-5311 or stop by the NMCRS Iwakuni office located in the Marine Memorial Chapel.

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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. Free child care reimbursement is available for most classes. Sign-up is required 48 hours in advance for all classes. For details call MCFTB, in Yujo Hall, at 253-3754. MCCS IWAKUNI MCFTB

JAPANESE SPOUSES’ CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH CLASS

L.I.N.K.S. FOR SPOUSES EVENING SESSION

BLACK AND WHITE BUNCO

MARCH 12-13, 5:30-8:30 PM, YUJO HALL

MARCH 24, 5:30-8:30 PM, YUJO HALL

MARCH 4, 10 AM - NOON, YUJO HALL

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. Childcare reimbursement is available for this class.

Come out for a night full of BUNCO! Don’t forget to wear your black and white and bring an appetizer to share.” What is BUNCO you ask? It is only the most fabulous dice game ever! The best thing is there is no skill required to play. Join us for a night of food, fun and networking with other spouses! Space is limited to the first 24 people to sign up so save your spot today!

MARCH 18, 10 AM - NOON, CROSSROADS CAFE 日本人配偶者 英会話クラス 場所:友情ホール&クロ スロードカフェ 毎月2回開催 初めての方も楽しめるク ラスです。子供保育料あり、日本語でのサインアップも受 け付けています。

TAKING CARE OF YOU MARCH TOPIC: SHAKE IT UP

4 LENSES

MARCH 5, 10 AM - NOON, YUJO HALL

MARCH 19, 9 AM - NOON, CAPODANNO 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 by taking care of you! Come out for an exciting Zumba class! Also learn different ways to be more GREEN. Japan is notorious for recycling. Share your tips and tricks with how you and your family recycle and different ways to use green products in your home. Please wear your workout clothes and bring a towel.

Through this highly interactive course, participants will identify their own personality type and learn about each of the four distinct personality types. You will see how to successfully utilize the information to resolve conflicts, clarify expectations, increase camaraderie and build mutually rewarding relationships. Childcare reimbursement is available for this class.

L.I.N.K.S. FOR JAPANESE SPOUSES MENTOR TRAINING MARCH 6 & 10, 9 AM - NOON, YUJO HALL リンクスメンタートレーニングとは、メンターとなる為に 必要なクラスです。メンターとは、軍生活で学んできた自 分の経験を生かし、新しく日本人配偶者となられる方の 為に、リンクスプログラムを通して役立つ情報を提供す るボランティアの事です。日本人配偶者のご協力をよろし くお願いします。

MINECRAFT ADVENTURE MARCH 8, 1-3 PM, YUJO HALL

Sign your kids up for MCFTB’s Minecraft Adventure! We will be talking about what their hero does and ways to connect to other kids in the military community. Being a military kid is not always easy but they can come together with other kids who are going through the same things they are and make friendships to last a lifetime. Kids must be 5-12 years old to sign up.

CRAFT YOUR WAY TO: CONTROLLING YOU MARCH 12, 10 AM - NOON, YUJO HALL

No matter who you are or where you may be from, feeling frustrated or angered are all normal human emotions. The question is, why do some people give in to their emotions, whereas others are able to keep their temper at bay? Join MCFTB and learn where the root of your anger lies and how to express it appropriately, paying big dividends in your relationships at home and in the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to channel those feelings by making a sassy spring craft!

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FIRST LADY OF THE MC BOOK CLUB: HELP! I’M A MILITARY SPOUSE - I GET A LIFE TOO! MARCH 19, 10 AM - NOON, LIBRARY

The First Lady of the Marine Corps has a recommended reading list for us military spouses! Join MCFTB to discuss “Help! I’m a Military Spouse-I Get a Life Too!” by Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer. Start reading now and take notes of the most interesting points and ideas that you want to share. Even if you don’t finish the book completely, still drop on by to chat about the book!

COMMAND TEAM ADVISOR/FAMILY READINESS ASSISTANT TRAINING MARCH 26, 9 AM - NOON, YUJO HALL

This volunteer training is designed for those appointed as Family Readiness Assistants or Command Team Advisors by the Commanding Officer of their unit. This covers all aspects of the unit, personal and family readiness program to include roles and responsibilities, expectations, official communication, 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.

L.I.N.K.S. FOR MARINES MARCH 27, 8 AM - 4:30 PM, YUJO HALL

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

JAPANESE SPOUSES’ TOPIC OF THE MONTH

THE 7 HABITS REFRESHER: HABIT 2

MARCH TOPIC: RESUME WRITING

MARCH 28, 1-4 PM, YUJO HALL

MARCH 20, 10 AM - NOON, YUJO HALL

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 26

日本人配偶者の今月のトピック:履歴書の書き方 毎月日

Sharpen the Saw by revisiting the habits and commit again to living a life of effectiveness. During this class, we will reexamine Habit 2 and discuss the challenges and triumphs of mastering the Habit of Vision. Bring your participant manual and all that it includes to the class. Attendees must have taken the Signature Program prior to attending this class.

本人奥様に軍生活で必要な情報を、テーマを変えて行っ ています。履歴書の書き方をご存知ですか?  ゲストスピ ーカーを招いて貴方の質問に答える事が出来ます。

L.I.N.K.S. FOR NAVY SPOUSES MARCH 21, 8:30 AM - 4 PM, CAPODANNO HALL

Come learn all about the Marine Corps and meet other Navy spouses in the process. This is a fun & interactive class where you will learn a little bit about the military lifestyle here in Japan. You will also learn all about the benefits and services offered to all military families stationed here on MCAS Iwakuni. Childcare reimbursement is available for this class.

DINE LIKE A DIPLOMAT MARCH 21, 6-9:30 PM, CLUB IWAKUNI

Business attire is recommended for this event. See article on page 29 for more details.

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PREVENTION AND RELATIONSHIP ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (PREP) APRIL 4, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, YUJO HALL REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 2

PREP is for couples who want to make their relationship the best it can be. PREP is one of the most well respected relationshipstrengthening programs in the world, and is solidly built upon the most sophisticated research in the areas of couple relationships, psychology, sociology and education. The class is limited to 8 couples.


MCFTB ARTICLE

Green Eggs and Ham How To Dine Like A Diplomat

by Alexandra Patrocino, LifeSkills Trainer

Reference: The Protocol School of Washington. (1995-2009). Outclass the Competition: Dining Skills.

Oh, dear Green Eggs and Ham, you were such a childhood classic book. You taught me that I should always try new foods because, who knows, I may very well end up liking them. I bet most of you wouldn’t think that learning etiquette skills would be something you would like or applicable to you. Well, let me tell you this, I’m sure all of us were taught what constituted as good manners by our parents. Maybe even now, we are parents and are teaching that very same topic to our children. Think about it this way, just because we learned those types of skills growing up doesn’t mean as adults we are completely out of the manner learning profession. Dorothea Johnson, Founder of Protocol School of Washington, stresses the importance of protocol /etiquette in today’s workforce, “the fierce competition in the business arena has simply made etiquette another tool to provide a competitive edge” (Johnson, 2009, p. 2). Don’t you want that valuable “edge” as a potential employee or businessman / woman? Do you handle yourself skillfully in social settings? In today’s economy, it’s possessing those social prerequisites that make you stand out against the competition. Luckily, you don’t have to attend an expensive conference or lengthy seminar to learn this code of “international politeness” (Johnson, 2009, p. 2). Here at MCAS Iwakuni, MCFTB facilitates Dine Like a Diplomat annually where Station Protocol Officer, Dave Garber, presents topics of business and dining etiquette such as extending and accepting an invitation, seating guidelines, toasting rules, styles of eating (American vs Continental), silverware savvy and a host of other topics. Mr. Garber possesses over 20 years of experience in the Protocol field and has attended premier training events in this area. Participants will arrive at Landing Zone where they will first learn all about upgrading t hei r professional sk i l l set to remai n competitive in the business arena. After gaining confidence in the material, attendees will move upstairs to the Eagles Nest where they can immediately implement their newly developed talents while enjoying a custom 6 course menu. Here is a quick tip guide and some of the topics you will be learning about as you invest “in your most valuable assetyourself” (Johnson, 2009, p. 2).

Host Duties • Know the restaurant you are using and pick your table. • Pay the bill in advance. • Allow your guest to order first.

Guest Duties • Greet your host first. • Introduce yourself. • Mingle with all the guests and avoid talking only to persons you know.

Taking your Seat and Napkins • To seat yourself, approach the right side of the chair and enter it from your left side. When the meal is over, push your chair back from the table, rise and exit from the right side and push your chair under the table. • At business meals, a woman never expects a man to seat her. She seats herself. However, if a man offers to seat her she accepts with a gracious “thank you.”

Toasting • There are two traditional toasts given by the host: a welcome toast (before eating) and a toast to the guest of honor (dessert course).

Posture at the Table • Sit straight, but not stiffly, against the back of the chair and rest both feet flat on the floor.

Dining Do’s and Don’’ts

• Don’t spread your elbows when cutting meat. Keep them close to your sides when eating.

Eating Various Foods • Bacon is eaten with a knife and fork. Only very crisp bacon may be eaten with the fingers.

Learn to dine and make a lasting impression in a fun, interactive atmosphere by attending this year’s Dine Like a Diplomat!

MARCH 21 • 6-9:30 PM The cost for attendance, which includes a specially designed 6-course menu, is $25 per participant. Tickets are available for purchase at the SNCO Cash Cage now until 14 March. Business attire is recommended for this event. § 253-3754

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Kauai Kitchen

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Steak, Hamburger Steak, Loco Moco, Kalua Pork, Chicken Laulau, Tempura

OPEN 11 AM - 7 PM

Yanai

Closed Wednesday 7270 Kuka, Suo-Oshima

(0820) 72-2860

Yuu Beach

ALOHA ORANGE

Oshima Island

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

for one group

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 Wants • Iwakuni Station

Tandoori Chicken is one of the most popular dishes from Northern India and has become famous around the world. We marinate ours for up to 18 hours with special Tandoori Masala seasoning. We recommend you try some! We offer draft Japanese beer, too!

We accept credit cards.

Weekdays 11 am - 3 pm & 5-10 pm Weekends 11 am - 10 pm 0827-21-1339 • www.ganeshindo.com 12-26-3 Marifu-Cho, Iwakuni City

Open Hours 11 AM - 3 PM & 5 PM - 9 PM (Parking for 17 cars) Yamabiko Ramen  Kintai Bridge

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L·I·N·K·S

for spouses

LIFESTYLE INSIGHTS, NETWORKING, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

March 21 8:30 AM - 4 PM

PREP

Capodonno Hall

NAVY SPOUSES

See page 28 for details.

The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program APRIL 4 • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM • YUJO HALL

PREP is for couples who want to make their relationship the best it can be. It will challenge you to think about things you’ve never thought about before and help you to see yourself, your spouse, and your relationship in a whole new light. See page 28 for details.

BLACK & WHITE

BUNCO March 24

5:30-8:30 PM, Yujo Hall See page 28 for details.

Don’t forget to wear your black and white and bring an appetizer to share.

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Shake it up

March 5 10 AM - Noon Yujo Hall

What is BUNCO, you ask? • It is only the most fabulous dice game ever! • The best thing is there is no skill needed to play!

Come out for an exciting zumba class! Also learn different ways to be more GREEN. Japan is notorious for recycling. Share your tips and tricks with how you and your family recycle and different ways to use green products in your home. Please wear your workout clothes and bring a towel.

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P&PD ARTICLE

The ABC's of Resumes by Amelia Carolyn Chappell, MS Personal and Professional Development Instructor

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-Accomplishments. Listing your duties gives no indication of how well you did your job. Your professional experience should be described using accomplishment statements. - Balance. The document should be visually appealing, allowing the most important details to immediately stand out. This means white space, a fairly equal amount of bullets for all jobs, and easily distinguishable sections and job titles.

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- Knowledge. Arming yourself with company knowledge prior to submission makes your résumé even stronger and prepares you for the impromptu interview; it does happen.

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- Length. There is no ideal. Most civilian employers expect one or two pages but federal or specialized résumés may be longer.

- Combination. This w idely used résumé format showcases a progression

- Tailored. There is not one résumé that you can provide that is universally suitable. Take the time to tailor your document to the job announcement.

D

- Demographics. Make sure all contact information listed is current. Employers will utilize the phone number and/or email address listed to set up the interview. A professional email address is a must. I recommend one to be specifically utilized for the job search. - Education. This section can be first if the requirement is heavily emphasized in the announcement and later in the document if it is not as emphasized.

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- Functional. This type of résumé can disguise gaps in employment history by emphasizing relevant skills. Come see us in Career Resources for guidance.

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- G eneralit ies. Avoid words like "various", "numerous", and "multiple". See “Q” for more explanation.

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- Underline. You can use bold or underline to make sections obvious, being m indf ul t hat if ever y t h ing is highlighted, nothing stands out.

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- Margins. All ONE inch.

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- Ne v er subm it an u nprotec ted document. PDF documents have less risk of format loss in transmission.

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- Objective Statement. Is a screening tool to ensure you are applying for the job the reader is looking to fill; especially useful if your document is posted to a job board with multiple listings. Keep it short and specific.

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- Highlights. Think of an ESPN highlight reel. Your document is your professional highlight reel and should make a strong impression in mere seconds.

- Pertinent. If you are on the fence about adding a job or specific responsibility, ask yourself whether or not it is pertinent to the desired job. If the answer is no, you have managed to save yourself some space.

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- Interview. This is the goal of the résumé. Let Career Resources teach you how to answer each interview question appropriately.

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- Jargon. Subject matter experts are not always the first to read a résumé. Be mindful of terminology and acronyms that others might not understand.

- Salary. You should be aware of what the job offers in your area and what you are willing to/can accept before you submit your résumé. Not sure how much you need? Come see Kieu Garcia, Personal Financial Management Program Manager for assistance.

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of skills and responsibility. Chronological This format is very traditional, emphasizing professional career growth over time.

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- References. “References available upon request” wastes space. If they require them, they will ask. Keep a references page on file ready to submit when requested with header formatting similar to your résumé.

- Quantify. Make your bullets as quantifiable as possible for impact. This is a double edged sword since you want to highlight only the highs and not areas in which you might be lacking. For example, simply telling the reader you allocated funds could mean millions or hundreds of dollars. Thousands? Millions? Quarterly? Annually? Leave no room for guessing.

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- Volunteer experience can be listed just like any job if it is pertinent to the desired position.

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- Work. A quality résumé takes a lot of this. Give yourself ample time.

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- Xerox. How does your résumé look printed? Is it visually appealing? Print it out before you submit!

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- Your picture should never make an appearance on your résumé. The end.

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- Zero. The number of t y pos and misspelled words on your résumé.

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KIDS & PARENTS

CHILD CARE

TEENS & TWEENZ

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

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

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC)

YOUTH & TEEN CENTER (YTC)

NAVAL STATION SASEBO TRIP

253-6454

MARCH 8, 7 AM - 11 PM

253-5584

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

The Youth & Teen Center will be traveling to the Sasebo Teen Center to meet new friends and participate in various activities. Bring extra money for food and shopping.

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.

SCHOOL AGE CARE CENTER (SAC)

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! Nominations are due by the first Monday of each month.

253-4769/3115

CONGRESSIONAL AWARD

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

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 to 23. Young people are honored for achieving their own challenging goals. Call 253-5549 or visit www.congressionalaward.org for details.

POWER HOUR AGES 5-7: 4-5 PM, AGES 8-12: 3-4 PM, MONDAY - FRIDAY

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

TRIPLE PLAY HEALTHY HABITS

SMART GIRLS MEETING MARCH 12, 4-4:30 PM, AGES 10-12

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.

PASSPORT TO MANHOOD MARCH 21, 3-4:30 PM, AGES 10-15

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

U-TURN

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTY

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, AGES 13-18

MARCH 21, 3-4:30 PM, AGES 10-18

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

(AGE 18 MUST BE ENROLLED IN HIGH SCHOOL

Celebrate with cake and ice cream as we honor our members born in March. Birthstone: Aquamarine, Birth Flower: Daffodil.

WEDNESDAYS, 4-4:45 PM

TRIPLE PLAY ACTIVITIES

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.

MONDAY - THURSDAY, 4-7 PM

Y&T SHIMONOSEKI AQUARIUM TRIP

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

MARCH 22, 8 AM - 5 PM, ADMISSION FEE:

POWER HOUR PARTY

WEDNESDAYS, 4-4:45 PM

MARCH 7, 3-4:30 PM

Come party with friends and share your successes. Knowledge is Power. Making Minutes Count.

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTY MARCH 28, 4-5 PM

Celebrate your birthday with cake and ice cream as we honor members born this month.

TRIPLE PLAY HEALTHY HABITS 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 the Keystone committee to have your ideas heard and help make our Teen Program better than ever!

Y&T MARDI GRAS DANCE PARTY

¥700 FOR STUDENTS, ¥1,700 FOR ADULTS

Located in Shimonoseki City, this Marine Science Museum has dolphin, sea lion and penguin shows waiting just for you! Firstcome, first-served sign-up ends March 21.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB WEEK “THE POSITIVE PLACE FOR KIDS” IN OUR COMMUNITY MARCH 23-29

Come and check out the YTC. Give us the opportunity to showcase our programs. Activities will be planned all week long. This is an exciting time to experience an overview of the programs and activities we offer.

YOUTH CULTURAL PROGRAM

MARCH 1

KIDS COLOR RUN

AGES 10-12, 6-8:30 PM

APRIL 5, 10:30 AM – NOON (10:30

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

REGISTRATION, 11 AM RUN TIME)

Join the fun! There is no party like a Carnival. There will be music, games, refreshments, beads, masks and trinkets galore. Let’s Party!

Children ages 5-17 join us at Penny Lake for a fun run that ends in a celebration as we dance through a rainbow of color powder. Sign-up begins March 24 at IronWorks Gym. Call 253-5051 for details.

253-5900

MARCH 7, 4-5 PM, AGES 10-12

HINA DOLL FESTIVAL MARCH 1, 8 AM - 3:30 PM, SHUNAN CITY

Come join us as we travel to the Hina Doll Festival in Shunan City.

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TORCH CLUB MEETING Club is geared to 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.

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MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD 2014 CELEBRATION APRIL 5, NOON - 4 PM

See the inside front cover for details!


KIDS & PARENTS

Minecraft Adventure

KIDS

COLOR

RUN Celebrate the Month of the Military Child with a fun run that has a rainbow finish.

the IronWorks Gym March 24 thru April 4

1-3 PM, Yujo hall Ages 5-12

See page 28 for details. § 253-3754

THIS PIZZA HUT ISJANUARY A PROUD

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S A M U R A IS P E A K S

by Lakeyia Brown

Valentine's Day is by definition a day for expressing love and affection to the ones that matter the most. However, to teenagers, it's just another day of the week. But this year, Valentine's Day was fun, all around. The Youth & Teen Center sponsored a Red & White dance. The dance was open to all youth and teens from Iwakuni, as well as visiting teenagers from Korea, Guam, other Japan bases and Okinawa. Mr. Cl ark invited several dozens of dram a students from other DODDS Pacific schools from Yokosuka, Zama, Misawa, Yokota (Japan) Osan, Humphre ys, Daegu (Korea) Kubasaki, Kadena (Okinawa) and Guam High (Guam). The party was a success and such a fun experience.

Be sure to check out the

Kids Color Run on April 5! See ad above for more information!

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KIDS & PARENTS

KIDS CLASSES PARENT RESOURCES The following classes are intended for young children with parental involvement.

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

DAILY BABY WALK

253-3078

WEEKDAYS, 8-9 AM EXCEPT FOR THURSDAYS, 10-11 AM

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

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. Registration required. Call 253-5043 for details.

Toddlers

Tunes

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LIBRARY MCCS IWAKUNI LIBRARY

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

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

BABY INTO BOOKS MONDAYS (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS), 10-10:30 AM

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

Come out and see what the program has to offer. During the orientation you will have a chance to ask questions, sign up for classes and much more! Class location will vary. Call 253-5043 for details and to register.

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.

DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB MARCH 5 & 19, 2:45 - 4:15 PM

Boys in grades 3-6, join us the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month after school to explore “The Dangerous Book for Boys” by Conn and Hal Iggulden. Adventure awaits!

MARCH 5 & 19, 6:30 - 7 PM

Fun for children of all ages ... don't forget your pajamas! Every other Wednesday evening, enjoy a couple of stories right before bedtime along with singing songs and craft making!

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MARCH 3, NOON - 1 PM

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

CHAPEL NURSERY

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

TUESDAYS, 1-2 PM

WEDNESDAYS, 10:30-11:30 AM

AGES 5 & UNDER: DAILY, 2-3 PM

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.

WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN (WIC)

PAJAMA STORY TIME

FREE PLAY

253-5043

EARLY LITERACY STORY TIME

TODDLERS AND TUNES 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.

NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NPSP)

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.

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NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY (NMCRS) NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY IWAKUNI

BUDGET FOR BABY: FINANCIAL EDUCATION ON BABY EXPENSES MARCH 13, 10 AM,

Planning for the financial impact of a baby is an important part of your preparations. Start your planning with our free Budget for Baby workshop. Learn what expenses you should plan for and how to make wise financial decisions. This class is a great way to meet other expectant Navy and Marine Corps parents. You'll receive a FREE Junior Sea Bag gift ($80 value), which includes layette items like crib sheets, onesies, and a baby blanket handmade by a Society volunteer. Call 253-5311 for details or sign up.


Children Love Being Here!

Iwakuni Megumi Kindergarten We are a Christian School established in 1955.

It takes 5 mintues from JR Iwakuni station , East Exit.

Apply Now!

2-8-8,Motomachi, Iwakuni-shi

Call or e-mail to apply

0827-21-4344

IwakuniMegumikindergarten@gmail.com Extended care available until 6 PM (¥400/day). Open-house every day except weekends and Japanese holidays. Lunch Provided: Tue, Wed & Thu

Iwakuni Megumi Yochien

Visit us online

To North Gate

www.meguminet.jp/eigo/eigo.html

 The Super Big!

Laugh,Learn and Play the Japanese Way! Iwakuni Station

FUJI MCAS Iwakuni

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Iwakuni Police Station

Iwakuni City Office

Child day care

Full day care

2 months-5 years old

Funky Momo is fun for my daughter and fiexible and convenient for me!

Monday-Friday

7:00AM-10:00PM

Saturday

8:00AM-10:00PM

(Toll Free) 0120-231-843 http://funkymomo.co.jp

Since1987

Hourly care

Evaluation Visits Welcome (Reservations, please) Payment in US Dollars Accepted Small Family-LikeSurroundings

Jeanne d A ’ rc

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

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V i si t o ur we bsit e fo r wa xing ser v ic es, reser v ations and direc tions www.yo sh ik ojeannedar c.jimdo.com/ english/ Jeanne d A ’ rc

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0827-24-9090 English Available

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Nagashaki Hospital To JR Iwakuni

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Iwakuni Train Station

To JR Hiroshima

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

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GREAT RATES, GREAT QUALITY AND GREAT CONVERSATIONS!

Rental & Real Estate Agent

HOW TO USE YOUR MILITARY ACCESS CARD From Blue Phone: Simply lift the receiver and follow the voice guidance.

Open Daily: 9 AM - 6 PM

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From a courtesy phone or base extension: Dial the access number for your base listed on back of card, and follow the voice guidance.

ARK-PLAN ABLE Network Iwakuni

Call: 0827-31-5141

Family Mart

E-mail: info@ark-plan.com

From a cellphone or off-base landline: Dial 0066-222-872 and follow the voice guidance.

Monzen Gate

We find the best housing for you .

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

CAR SALES WHERE THE CUSTOMER ALWAYS COMES FIRST!

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

Apaman Shop Iwakuni Fuji

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

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

Accident & Fire Insurance

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

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

0827-22-0296 Kazue Matsumoto ACE Agent

9:30AM-6:00PM

please come to our shop !

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


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253-4377

名古屋豊年祭

253-4377

京都&奈良

253-4377

書写山ハイキング

30

16

9

2

31

午後5時~午後9時

イタイアンテースト

場所:クロスロードカフェ 午前10時~正午 253-3542

日本人配偶者:英会話

午後5時~午後9時

イタイアンテースト

場所:クロスロードカフェ 午前10時~正午 253-3542

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

$7.25

パティメルト

$7.95

月曜日

午後5時から午後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

豚のしょうが焼き

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午後5時から午後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

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

午後5時~午後9時

11

イタイアンテースト

モンゴリアンBBQ

午前11時~午後2時

午後5時から午後9時

午後5時から午後9時

3月のデイリースペシャル

253-4377

倉敷美観地区

サインアップが始ま ります。 253-4377

イルカウォッチ ング&熊本

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サインアップが始まります。 253-4377

イタイアンテースト

場所:友情ホール2F 午前10時~正午 253-3542

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10

ハローキティーハーモ ニーランド

サインアップが始まります。 253-4377

京都2日間

履歴書の書き方

場所:友情ホール 午前9時~正午 253-3754

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6

27

$7.50

サルスベリーステーキ

$7.25

チキンクロワッサン

火曜日

場所:友情ホール 午前10時~正午 253-3542

20

13

リンクスメンタートレーニ ング Part2

19 今月のトピックス:

12

5

日本語2014年3月

3 日本人配偶者:英会話 4 グランドビュッフェ

リンクスメンタートレーニ ングPart2

場所:友情ホール 午前9時~正午 253-3754

ホームページMCCSIWAKUNI.COMからイベント情報を確認できます。

253-4377

$7.50

鱈オレガノ

$7.25

地中海風チキンパーニニ

$7.25

バッファローシュリンプ

$7.25

8-9 AM 9:15-10:15 AM 3-4 PM

5:30-6:30 AM 9-10 AM Noon - 12:45 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM

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

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

8-9 AM 9:15-10:15 AM 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM 6:45-7:45 PM

5:30-6:30 AM 8-9 AM 9:15-10:15 AM Noon - 12:45 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM

$7.25

テリヤキポッコーンシュリンプ

$8.95

金曜日

ブルーチーズNYストリップ

For a daily schedule visit mccsiwakuni.com or call 253-5051 for details. Unit PT's by appointments only. Classes are open to all patrons unless otherwise noted All scheduled fitness classes need a minimum of 3 participants.

STEP IT UP! YOGA ZUMBA

SATURDAY

KICKBOXING ASHTANGA YOGA STEP IT UP! CORE COND'N ZUMBA

FRIDAY

POWERPUMP ZUMBA CYCLING CORE COND’N ASHTANGA YOGA

THURSDAY

CYCLING (SWEAT ROOM) ZUMBA VINYASA YOGA TABATA MADNESS ZUMBA CYCLING (SWEAT ROOM)

WEDNESDAY

TURBO KICK PILATES POWER PUMP JUMP! ZUMBA BOXING BOOTCAMP

TUESDAY

POWERPUMP CYCLING BODY SCULPTING ZUMBA CORE COND'N TURBO KICK

MONDAY

AM WORKOUT // LUNCH WORKOUT // PM WORKOUT

グループフィットネス スケジュール

木曜日

能古島フラワーランド 29

253-4377

秋芳洞&サファリーランド

253-5659

15

8

1

ヘルス&フィットネス 22 EXPO

253-4377

名古屋豊年祭

午後3時~午後7時

253-4377

京都&奈良

253-3842

芸北スキー

ワインフェスティバル

水曜日

28

21

14

7

253-4377

下関海響館

グリルドブラートヴルストソーセージ

春分の日

• クラブ岩国&エンターテイメント • キッズ&ペアレント • アラウンドジャパン • ウェルネスサービス • ヘルス&フィットネス


MCCS IWAKUNI Visit MCCSIWAKUNI.com for a full calendar of events.

SUNDAY

Strawberry Picking Everyday thru the end of April 253-6161 Orchid Fair March 1-9, 253-6161 ITT Trip: Mt Shosha 7 AM, 253-4377

KINTAIKYO ROAD RACE

2

9

MONDAY

3

10

*Welcome Aboard (WAI) Mondays, 7:30 AM, 253-6161 Transition Readiness Seminar March 3-7, 7:45 AM, 253-6439 *Baby Into Books Mondays 10 AM, 253-3078 *HITT workouts Mon, Weds & Fri 11:30 AM Iwakuni Writers Roundtable 6 PM, 253-3078

17

Cultural Trip Sign-Up: Japanese Cooking Class 7:30 AM, 253-6165/6161 ITT Trip Sign-Up: Kyoto 9:30 AM, 253-4377 *HITT workouts Mon, Weds & Fri 11:30 AM PFMP Class: Managing Money 1 PM, 253-6250/6439

8:30 AM, 253-6161

16 Cultural Class Sign-Up: Origami Class 7:30 AM, 253-6165 ITT Trip Sign-Up: Hello Kitty Harmonyland 9:30 AM, 253-4377 *Baby Into Books Mondays 10 AM, 253-3078

Strawberry Picking Everyday thru the end of April 253-6161 Orchid Fair March 1-9, 253-6161 *Sunday Brunch Sundays, 10 AM, Club Iwakuni *SMP Pool Tournament Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 2 PM, Marine Lounge

*Sunday Brunch Sundays, 10 AM, Club Iwakuni *SMP Pool Tournament Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 2 PM, Marine Lounge

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB WEEK Welcome Aboard (WAI) 24 23 30 7:30 AM, 253-6161 31 ITT Trip Sign-Up: Dolphin Watching 9:30 AM, 253-4377 Transition Black & White Readiness Bunco Seminar 5:30 PM March 31 - April 4, 253-3754 253-6439 ITT Trip Sign-Up: Bikan Historical Town 9:30 AM, 253-4377

March 23-29 253-4803-5549/6454 Kiyomori Shrine Festival 1 PM Tea Tasting/ 253-6161 Peach Tree Viewing 9:30 AM, 253-6161 *Sunday Brunch Sundays, 10 AM, Club Iwakuni

WEDNESDAY

12

• • • •

KIDS MINECRAFT ADVENTURE

1 PM, 253-3754

9 AM, 253-6359 SMP Monthly Ping-Pong 3 PM, 253-5368 *Wood Safety Class Saturdays Noon, 253-5320

HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO

ITT Trip: Akiyoshi Cave & 22 Safari Land 8 AM 253-4377 YTC Shimonoseki Aquarium Trip 8 AM, 253-4803/5549

3 PM, 253-3363

RED, WHITE & FOOD WINE FESTIVAL

ITT Trip: Fertility Festival March 15-16, 253-4377 Wilderness/Remote First Aid March 15-16, 8 AM, 253-3842 YS Basketball Closing Ceremony 10 AM, 253-3239/5777

15

ITT Trip: Nara & Kyoto 8 March 8-9, 253-4377 YTC Sasebo Naval Base Trip 7 AM, 253-4803/5549 SMP Cero Climb Center 10 AM, 253-3585 *Wood Safety Class Saturdays Noon, 253-5320

Private Swim Lessons 1 Registration 8 AM, 253-4966 ODR Trip: Geihoku Ski/ Snowboard Trip 7 AM, 253-3842 ITT Trip: Shimonoseki Aquarium 8 AM, 253-4377 Youth Cultural Trip: Hina Doll Festival 8 AM, 253-5900 YTC Mardi Gras Dance Party 6 PM(ages10-12) 8:45(ages13-18)

SATURDAY

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

7

14 3-ON-3 SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY

JP: VERNAL EQUINOX 21

11 AM, 253-3067 *HITT workouts Mon, Weds & Fri 11:30 AM College Basics for Sailors 1 PM, 253-3855 *Samurai Keystone Social Fridays, 5 PM, 253-6454

*College 101 for Marines Fridays, 9 AM, 253-3855 Cultural Trip: Grocery Shopping 9 AM, 253-6165/6161 *TABE Testing Fridays, 10:30 AM, 253-3855 SAC Power Hour Party 3 PM, 253-4769/3115 Torch Club Meeting 4 PM, 253-6454

FRIDAY

Dining & Entertainment Base Activities Around Japan Wellness Services

6

20

HITT: INTRO TO TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING

27

28

Tokuyama Zoo FREE Admission Youth Cultural Trip Sign-Up: 9 AM, 253-6161 Bamboo Shoot Harvesting PCS w/Success (accompanied) 8:30 AM, 253-5900 9 AM, 253-6161 ITT Sign-Up: Tokyo Fun Trip Japanese Spouses Topic of the 9:30 AM, 253-4377 Month: Resume Writing College Basics for Spouses 10 AM, 253-3754 1 PM, 253-3855 Let’s Get Physical: Stepping Back to the 80s 5 PM, 253-5051 11 AM, 253-6359

*Daily Baby Walk Thursdays, 9:15 AM, 253-5043 PCS w/Success (unaccompanied) 9 AM, 253-6161 *Grand Buffet Weds & Thurs, 11 AM, Club Iwakuni

13

L.I.N.K.S. for Japanese Spouses Mentor Training March 6 & 10, 9 AM, 253-3754 SMP Committee Meeting 10 AM, 253-3585 Sponsorship Training 10 AM, 253-6161 *Walk it Up Thursdays, NOON, 253-5601

THURSDAY

MARCH TUESDAY

11

19

AFCT 8 AM, 253-3855 Craft Your Way to: Controlling You 10 AM, 253-3754 YTC SMART Girls Meeting 4 PM(ages 10-12), 253-6454 L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Evening Session March 12-13, 5:30 PM, 253-3754 SMP Texas Hold’Em Tourney 6:30 PM, 253-3585

4 5 *Anger Management Testing Tues & Thurs 9:30 AM, 253-3855 8DLPT AM, 253-3855 Japanese Spouses English Class Taking Care of You March 4 & 18, 10 AM, 253-3542 10 AM, 253-3754 *Stress Management Tues & Thurs, 1:30 PM, 253-3855 Dangerous Boys Club March 5 & 19, 2:45 PM, Library *Taste of Italy Credit Class Tuesdays 5 PM, Club Iwakuni 11:30 AM, 253-6250/6439 SMP MARDI GRAS *Wood Safety Class NIGHT Wednesdays, 5 PM, 253-5320 7 PM, 253-3585

TUESDAY TUNE-UP

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11 AM, Crossroads 253-6359 *Early Literacy Story Time Tuesdays, 1 PM, 253-3078 *Taste of Italy Tuesdays 5 PM, Club Iwakuni

4 LENSES

9 AM, 253-3754 First Lady of the MC Book Club 10 AM, 253-3754 SMP NCAA Basketball Video Game Tourney 6:30 PM, 253-3585

DLPT Testing 8 AM, 253-3855 L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses 10 AM, 253-3754

Cultural Class: Survival Japanese March 18-21, 253-6165/6161 ITT: Tokyo Fun Trip March 18-23, 253-4377 Japanese Spouses English Class March 4 & 18, 10 AM, 253-3542 HITT Center Orientation 11:30 AM, HITT 253-5051/5126 Federal Job Search Strategies 1 PM, 253-6439

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ITT Trip: Noko Island Park 29 7 AM 253-4377 Private Swim Lessons Registration 8 AM, 253-4966

SMP YANAI SPORT LAND GO-CART TRIP

11 AM, 253-3585 *SMP Pool Tournament Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 2 PM, Marine Lounge

GROUP FITNESS SCHEDULE

8-9 AM 9:15-10:15 AM 3-4 PM

5:30-6:30 AM 9-10 AM Noon - 12:45 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM

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

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

8-9 AM 9:15-10:15 AM 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM 6:45-7:45 PM

5:30-6:30 AM 8-9 AM 9:15-10:15 AM Noon - 12:45 PM 5-5:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM

AM WORKOUT // LUNCH WORKOUT // PM WORKOUT

MONDAY

POWERPUMP CYCLING BODY SCULPTING ZUMBA CORE COND'N TURBO KICK

TUESDAY

TURBO KICK PILATES POWER PUMP JUMP! ZUMBA BOXING BOOTCAMP

WEDNESDAY

CYCLING (SWEAT ROOM) ZUMBA VINYASA YOGA TABATA MADNESS ZUMBA CYCLING (SWEAT ROOM)

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

POWERPUMP ZUMBA CYCLING CORE COND’N ASHTANGA YOGA

KICKBOXING ASHTANGA YOGA STEP IT UP! CORE COND'N ZUMBA

SATURDAY

STEP IT UP! YOGA ZUMBA

For a daily schedule visit mccsiwakuni.com or call 253-5051 for details. Unit PT's by appointments only. Classes are open to all patrons unless otherwise noted All scheduled fitness classes need a minimum of 3 participants.

FRIDAY

*College 101 for Marines Fridays, 9 AM, 253-3855 *TABE Testing Fridays, 10:30 AM, 253-3855 *HITT workouts Mon, Weds & Fri, 11:30 AM The 7 Habits Refresher: Habit 2 1 PM, 253-3754 SAC Monthly Birthday Party 4 PM, 253-4769/3115

THURSDAY

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L.I.N.K.S. for Marines 8 AM, 253-3754 PCS w/Success (unaccompanied) 9 AM, 253-6161 Interviewing Skills 1 PM, 253-6439

EASTER CANDY MAKING CLASS

WEDNESDAY

$8.95

Blue Cheese NY Strip

6 PM, 253-3078

TUESDAY

$7.25

Mediterranean Chicken Panini

DLAB Testing 8 AM, 253-3855 Build A Better Résumé Workshop 9 AM, 253-6439 TSP at a Glance 1 PM, 253-6250/6439 *Mongolian Night Wednesdays, 5 PM, Club Iwakuni

MONDAY

$7.25

$8.95

Teriyaki Popcorn Shrimp Wrap

Grilled Bratwurst Hoagie

$7.25

Buffalo Shrimp Basket

$7.25

$7.50

Cod Oregano

Chicken Croissant

$7.50

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

Salisbury Steak

$6.95

$7.25

Patty Melt

Kawasaki Special Sliced Ginger Pork

Miyajima Hina Doll Display March 25- April 3, 253-6161 Cultural Trip Sign-Up: Yanai Nishigura 7:30 AM, 253-6165/6161 *Anger Management Tues & Thurs 9:30 AM, 253-3855 Saving & Investment Basics 1 PM, 253-6250/6439

MARCH

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

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

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

ENTERTAINMENT CLUB IWAKUNI Bldg 600

253-5416

SPECIAL EVENTS Bldg 630

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.

RECREATION

253-5549

EXCHANGE NEW CAR SALES Bldg 446 253-4715 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM Sun: 11 AM - 5 PM

VEHICLE RENTAL Bldg 1350 Daily: 8 AM - 8 PM

CULTURAL ADAPTATION PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-6165/6161 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

FUJI OPTICAL Bldg 1350 253-4758 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Sun & Holidays)

LODGING

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

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

HEAD TO TOE BEAUTY SALON Bldg 410 253-4708 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 7 PM (Closed Sun & Holidays)

GEAR ISSUE Bldg 1010 253-3822 Mon-Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 8 AM - 4 PM

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

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

253-6035

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

253-4966

GROUP FITNESS Bldg 1010 253-5051/5126 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM HEALTH PROMOTIONS Bldg 1010 253-6359 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM INTRAMURAL SPORTS Bldg 1010 253-3067 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM IronWorks GYM FRONT DESK Bldg 1010 253-6578 Mon-Fri: 4 AM - 11 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 7 AM - 10 PM

TORII VIDEO RENTAL Bldg 443 253-4700 Sun-Thu: 10 AM - 8 PM Fri-Sat: 10 AM - 11 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

FOOD

OUTDOOR RECREATION Bldg 1010 253-3842 Mon-Fri: 10 AM - 6 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 253-7492 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

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

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

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

FAMILY MEMBER EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-5762 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM INFORMATION & REFERRAL (I&R) Bldg 411, Rm 101 253-6161 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING (MCFTB) Bldg 1104 253-3754/3542 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY Bldg 1100 253-5311 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 RELOCATION ASSISTANCE Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-6161/3311 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

253-5654

SCHOOL LIAISON Bldg 603

253-3691

253-5880

SUBSTANCE ABUSE Bldg 411 Rm 219

253-5260

SHARK BAIT DIVE CENTER Bldg 1010 253-4966 Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM

TRANSITION ASSISTANCE Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-5762 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

SMP HORNET’S NEST Bldg 1347 253-3585 Open 24/7

VETERANS ASSISTANCE (VA) Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6284/6439 By Appointment

SMP MARINE LOUNGE Bldg 410, 2F 253-5368 Sun-Thu: 10 AM - Midnight Fri, Sat & Hol: 10 AM - 2 AM

VICTIM ADVOCATE PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 24-Hour Helpline 090-9978-1033

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 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM

253-3239

YOUTH & TEEN CENTER (YTC) Bldg 443 253-6454/4803 Mon-Thu: 2:30-7 PM Fri: 2:30-8 PM, Sat: Noon - 8 PM, Sun: 2-5 PM

ACTIVE DUTY & FAMILY SUPPORT

WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN (WIC) Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4928 YOUTH CULTURAL PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-5900 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-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Thu) Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (Prevention, Education & Outreach) Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

BARBER (NORTHSIDE) Bldg 1350 253-4747 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Wed) Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM

CAREER RESOURCES Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6439 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

"BARKING LOT" KENNEL Bldg 1009 253-3588 Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC) Bldg 637 & 636 253-5584 Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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) MCX FURNITURE ANNEX Bldg: 497 253-6621 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 HIROSHIMA AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE Bldg 410 253-4377 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Sat: 9:30 AM - 3 PM INFORMATION, TOURS & TRAVEL (ITT) Bldg 410 253-4377 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Sat: 9:30 AM - 3 PM (Closed Sun & Holidays TYPHOON MOTORS AUTO SERVICE Bldg 1350 253-4385 Mon-Sat: 8 AM - 4:30 PM

253-4245

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

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

253-3303

VETERINARIAN Bldg 1009

253-6471

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