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National Nutrition Month Distracted Driving // Protect Yourself Against Allergies // Volunteer // New Year; New Career


COLD ITEMS: SHRIMP COCKTAIL OYSTERS ON HALF SHELL ASSORTED FRESH FRUIT PLATTER ASSORTED IMPORTED & DOMESTIC CHEESE DISPLAY ASSORTED DIPS & CRACKERS (CRAB & ONION) TAPENADE & BAGUETTE HOT ITEMS: CHICKEN SATE IN PEANUT SAUCE MINI CRAB RANGOON WITH SWEET & SOUR SAUCE SPANAKOPITA BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS SWEDISH MEATBALLS GYOZA GENERAL TSO CHICKEN ASSORTED MINI SLIDERS (CHICKEN KATSU & BURGER)

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CLUB IWAKUNI BALLROOM

PRICE: $50 PER TICKET TICKET SALES START FEB 18 AT SNCO CASH CAGE.

OPEN TO ADULTS AGES 20 AND OLDER.

*MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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CHAR SIU PORK WITH BAO BUNS (STEAMED CHINESE BUNS) MAHI-MAHI WITH WASABI BUTTER SAUCE FETTUCCINE WITH BEEF BRAISED IN RED WINE CHEESE RAVIOLI IN PANCETTA & SHALLOT SAUCE WILD MUSHROOM RISOTTO WITH TRUFFLE ESSENCE (ACTION STATION) DESSERTS: CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE SALTED CARAMEL NEW YORK CHEESE CAKE PETIT FOURS BERRY CRISP CREAM TARTLETS MINI LEMON & CHOCOLATE MOUSE PUFF PASTRIES CARAMEL APPLE PIE DARK CHOCOLATE BROWNIES


C ON T E N T S FEATURES

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Distracted Driving: Myths & Facts

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Protect Yourself Against Allergies, With Yogurt!

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Put Your Best Fork Forward: National Nutrition Month

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Volunteer While Stationed in Iwakuni

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New Year, New Career: Are You Ready For the Interview?

RESOURCES 05 SMP

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Base Resources

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IT&T Upcoming Events

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Around Japan

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Regional Attractions

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IronWorks Gym

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Wellness Services

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Kids & Parents

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Where Were You?

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MCX Promotions

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WHERE WERE YOU?

MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES // IWAKUNI, JAPAN

Red Dress Day is held the first Friday of every February as the official kick-off to American Heart Month, a national observance that raises awareness of heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, and comes in many forms, from high blood pressure, stroke, peripheral artery disease, coronary artery disease and more.  Chances are that you know someone affected by heart disease.  Red Dress Day specifically targets awareness for women, as heart disease generally affects more women than men. Semper Fit Health Promotion hosted the Red Dress Event to educate individuals on the many forms of heart disease and that in many cases, it is preventable. Along with the 5K run, participants competed in a potato sack and tugo-war event. The race the race culminated with a chocolate buffet complete with hot chocolate and a chocolate fountain.

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MCCS DIRECTOR John Kasperski 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. DIRECTOR OF MARKETING / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF J. Michael Browning DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER Jacob Hatter MANAGING EDITOR Kristi Anderson PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST Jessica McFarlane MARKETING COORDINATOR Ronald Netemeyer Zaneta Padilla Melissa Fuerst GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Sus Fukushima Kristi Anderson DIGITAL MEDIA Adam McCambridge Eric Turner Aaron Roman Chris Inman MARKETING ASSISTANT Jenna West COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES Kanji Niue Preview Magazine can be contacted via MCCS Marketing at 253-5284 or iwa.mrktg@usmc-mccs.org. For information on advertising your business or sponsoring MCCS events and programs, please call: 0827-794169 or DSN 253-4169. Uncredited photography provided by MCCS employees or stock photography websites. Interested in contributing images? Contact the Marketing Office at 253-5284.

この基地内月間情報誌「プレビュー」に広 告を掲載されませんか?電光掲示板やモ ニターなど基地内のその他の媒体による 広告や基地内イベントへの協賛および協 賛広告(スポンサーシップ)も募集してい ます。詳細はMCCSマーケティングの下記 連絡先にお問い合わせください。日本語 での対応も可能です。連絡先:基地外か ら: 0827-79-4169、基地内線253-4169. mccsiwakuni.com/sponsorship

WHO WE ARE VERONICA LAGUNA POSITION: Aquatics Supervisor "I love working for MCCS, to be able to support our marines, sailors and family members. It's not just a job, but a career; one I am passionate about and love."

MARKETING WELCOMES MELISSA TO THE TEAM AND WISHES KANJI ALL THE BEST!

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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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SPRING

BAZAAR ART RUGS JEWELRY ANTIQUES TOYS DISHWARE CLOTHING FURNITURE AND MORE

IRONWORKS GYM

APRIL 1 10 AM - 5 PM

APRIL 2 10 AM - 4 PM

Furniture and items subject to change based on vendor supply. Payment accepted in U.S. Dollars, all major credit cards, Star Cards and MCX Gift Cards. Open to all SOFA status personnel.

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


SINGLE MARINE PROGRAM

The Single Marine Program (SMP) is open to single and unaccompanied servicemembers only. Authorized patrons of all abilities are welcomed. Please contact program staff if reasonable accommodations are necessary.

SMP IWAKUNI

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

ROLL THE DICE SUNDAYS SUNDAYS, NOON - 4 PM Join us on a fantasy adventure of Dungeons & Dragons and roll the dice to choose your fate. Refreshments will be provided.*

VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT MARCH 8, 7-9 PM Gift cards will be awarded to first and second place winners. Refreshments will be served during the event.

BEACH CLEAN UP DAY MARCH 11, 8 AM - 8 PM Marine Lounge is looking for 40 volunteers to help with a Beach Clean Up Day. Volunteers will receive an LOA for their time. Sign up begins March 3 at noon.

TOTTORI SAND DUNES TRIP MARCH 18-19, 8 AM - 10 PM Explore the sights in Tottori City on this fun overnight trip! Visit Izumo Shrine, Sand Museum, spend the afternoon in Kurashiki

Town, and enjoy camel rides or sandboarding. Fee: $110 includes transportation and lodging.

MAGIC THE GATHERING TOURNAMENT MARCH 22, 7-9 PM Join us for a magic night at the Marine Lounge. Gift cards will be awarded to first and second place winners. Refreshments will be served during the event.

TOKYO ANIME CONVENTION MARCH 24-26, 6 AM - 10 PM Join us on this amazing 3-day trip to the center of gaming, manga and anime culture in Japan. Explore electronics shops and anime stores. Fee: $200 includes transportation and lodging.

CHESS TOURNAMENT MARCH 25, 2-4 PM Trophies will be awarded to first and second place winners. Snacks and drinks will be served. Good luck to all and don't forget to bring a friend!

WISTERIA TUNNEL DAY TRIP APRIL 28, 8 AM - 6 PM Join us on a magical day and enjoy a special view. Sera Fuji En (Wisteria Park) is home to around 1,200 wisteria trees. Sign up begins March 28 at noon.

PAINT NIGHT APRIL 12, 7-9 PM Don’t miss your chance to create your very own masterpiece! Refreshments will be served throughout the event. Paint supplies will be provided. Sign up begins March 29 at noon. Only 10 spots available.

SMP DAY OF SERVICE APRIL 21, 10 AM - 4 PM Join SMP for the largest volunteer event. Lunch and LOA will be provided. For more details please contact the Marine Lounge.

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

COMMITTEE MEETING MARCH 2, 3 - 4 PM Held the first Thursday of the month unless a Federal holiday falls on or near the date, in which case the meeting will be moved to the second Thursday of the month.

CERO CLIMB CENTER MARCH 4, 10 AM - 6 PM Fee: $22 fee due at sign-up, covers transportation, climbing equipment and four hours of indoor rock climbing. Afterwards enjoy free time shopping and dining at Aeon Mall.

CANVAS AND SUSHI NIGHT MARCH 8, 7-9 PM Come on out and learn how to paint your name in Japanese on canvas. Afterwards enjoy sushi rolls, snacks and beverages. All supplies and refreshments will be provided.

PRE-ST. PATTY'S DAY MARCH 14, 7-9 PM Enjoy a fun-filled night of guessing games and compete in our Who’s the Greenest Competition. Registration begins at 6:30 PM. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place winners. Refreshments will be provided.

BASKETBALL VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT

each. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place teams. Refreshments will be provided.

MARCH 15, 7-9 PM Registration begins at 6:30 PM and the tournament starts at 7 PM. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place! Free snacks and beverages will be served.

TOKYO FUN TRIP

MAGIC THE GATHERING TOURNAMENT MARCH 24, 7-9 PM Winner of the tournament will be decided based off of a match point system. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place winners. Refreshments will be provided.

OKUNOSHIMA BUNNY ISLAND TRIP MARCH 25, 8 AM - 6 PM In Tadanoumi, there is a small shop where you can buy a variety of rabbit souvenirs, rabbit food to feed the bunnies, and refreshments. Transportation is provided; just bring enough yen for lunch! Register at the Hornet’s Nest or Marine Lounge.

HOUSE OF CARDS MARCH 29, 7-9 PM Teams will have one hour to build the most creative, largest house of cards. Looking for a minimum of seven teams, five participants

MARCH 30 - APRIL 4 Enjoy sightseeing, shopping, and dining in Tokyo on this 5 day trip! $225 fee due at sign-up covers transportation and lodging. Register at the Hornet’s Nest or Marine Lounge.

BENCH PRESS CLUB MARCH 31, 11 AM - NOON Held the last Friday of each month at the Hornet’s Nest Gym Weight Room. Check-in time: 10:30 AM. Rules brief: 10:45 AM. Competition: 11:00 AM – noon. Men’s Club: 300lb, 350lb and 400lb /Women’s Club: 125lb & 145lb. No gloves, straps, elbow wraps or bench shirt permitted. Open to single and unaccompanied service members only. Qualifiers will be awarded a Bench Press Club T-shirt.

OSAKA UNIVERSAL STUDIO /KOBE OVERNIGHT TRIP APRIL 15-16, 5:30 AM – 9 PM Spend the day at Universal Studios and enjoy an evening of free time in Osaka. Spend the following day in Kobe. Fee: $87 covers transportation and lodging. Entrance fee at Universal Studios is approximately ¥7,400. Sign-up begins March 13.


ENTERTAINMENT

CLUBS OFFICER'S CLUB [OFFICERS] SOCIAL HOUR WITH FREE FINGER FOODS

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

FRIDAYS, 5-7 PM

BINGO

VARIETY DJ

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 6 PM - MIDNIGHT

K-BAR [STAFF NCO] SOCIAL HOUR WITH FREE FINGER FOODS FRIDAYS, 6-8 PM

VARIETY DJ

FRIDAYS, 7 PM - 1 AM SATURDAY, 7 PM - 1 AM

LANDING ZONE [JR. ENLISTED] VARIETY DJ

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8:30 PM - 2 AM

SOCIAL HOUR WITH FREE FINGER FOODS FRIDAYS 8-10 PM

THEME NIGHTS [ALL CLUBS] LATIN NIGHT

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 7 PM - 2 AM

PRIME RIB NIGHT

MARCH 20, 6-9 PM

JD'S GRILLE, THURSDAYS, 5-9 PM

Gather your friends for a chance to win big!

PRICE VARIES DEPENDING ON ORDER

CATERING 253-3111

JD'S GRILLE BREAKFAST: MON-SAT 6:30-11 AM LUNCH: MON-SAT 11 AM - 2 PM

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

MONGOLIAN NIGHT BALLROOM, WEDNESDAYS, 5-9 PM $.75/OZ ADULTS, $5.95 KIDS AGES 6-10

Create your own Mongolian-style dish.

DINNER: S UN-THUR 4:30-10 PM

SUNDAY BRUNCH

JD'S GRILLE, SUNDAYS, 8 AM - 1:30 PM

FRI & SAT 4:30-11 PM

MARCH JD'S SPECIALS* Feb 27 - Mar 3: Fish and Chips Mar 6-10: Teriyaki Chicken Bowl Mar 13-17: Turkey BLT Mar 20-24: Beef Stew in a Bread Bowl Mar 27-31: Cashew Chicken *Menu subject to change

$14.95 ADULTS, $5.95 KIDS AGES 6-10

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

GRAND BUFFET BALLROOM, FRIDAYS, 11 AM - 1:30 PM

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

SAKURA ASSEMBLY HALL 253-4002

COUNTRY NIGHT

Ages 12 & older: $3.50/ 3D $5 Ages 6-11: $2/ 3D $4 Ages 5 & under: FREE

SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 7 PM - 2 AM

OLD SCHOOL NIGHT

THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 7 PM - 2 AM

MONDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY - 7 PM SHOWING SATURDAY & SUNDAY - 3 PM & 7 PM SHOWINGS

ELECTRONIC DANCE NIGHT

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY - CLOSED

FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 7 PM - 2 AM

XTREMEWORKS SKATE PARK 253-6578

Skaters must be at least ten years old or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Bicycles not permitted.

STRIKE ZONE BOWLING 253-3495

Now Available AT

SUNDAY - THURSDAY, 11 AM - 10 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 11 AM - MIDNIGHT VISIT MCCSIWAKUNI.COM FOR THE MOVIE SCHEDULE AND PREMIER DATES.

The Officers' Lounge, Landing Zone, Eagle’s Nest Bar, 11th Frame and K-Bar

MONDAY - THURSDAY, 5-11 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 3 PM - 1 AM

SAKURA Have a party with us! BIRTHDAY PARTIES / UNIT MOVIES AWARD CEREMONIES / SPECIAL EVENTS

Like MCCS Iwakuni on Facebook or visit mccsiwakuni.com for up-to-date information on coming events.

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THE 11TH FRAME LOUNGE

FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT OMBIWASAKURA@USMC-MCCS.ORG §253-4067

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SUNDAY, 3-11 PM

MOBILE CANTEEN 253-4108

Regularly scheduled runs throughout the air station.


O F E IWAKUN C I O V I Karaoke Contest

THURSDAYS IN MARCH 7-9 PM LANDING ZONE BAR

Sign up now! Club Iwakuni

§ 253-5416

EASTER BRUNCH

BUFFET APRIL 16, 8 AM - 2 PM • CLUB IWAKUNI BALLROOM $16.95 Adults • $8.95 Kids Ages 6-10 Reservations strongly recommended. §253-3363 M C C S I WA K U N I . C O M |

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BASE RESOURCES

RETAIL / SERVICES / HOSPITALITY BARBER (MAIN) 253-4728 MON - FRI 9:30 AM - 6 PM, (CLOSED THUR & HOLIDAYS) SAT & SUN: 8 AM - 5 PM

FOUR SEASONS GIFT SHOP 253-3895/3896

Find the perfect gift for any occasion at Four Seasons gift shop.

BARKING LOT (PET BOARDING)

HEAD TO TOE SALON

253-3588

253-4708

MON-FRI 8:30AM-6:00PM (CLOSED SAT, SUN, HOLIDAYS)

We offer a wide range of hair, nail care, ear piercing and waxing services.

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

LAUNDROMAT 253-4782 - DAILY, 24-HOURS

BARBER (NORTHSIDE)

MCXTREME BIKES & MORE

253-4747

253-BIKE(2453)

MON-FRI 9:30 AM - 6 PM, (CLOSED WED), SAT & SUN: 8 AM - 5 PM

MON - SAT 10 AM - 8 PM; SUN & HOLIDAYS, 10 AM - 6 PM

HIROSHIMA AIRPORT TRANSPORT SERVICE

Find a wide variety of bicycles, skateboards, surfboards, snowboards, kayaks, camping equipment and grab and go snacks.

253-4377

Need a ride from/to the Hiroshima Airport? A two week reservation will be required for airport transportation. Payment is required to secure a seat.

MARINE CORPS EXCHANGE (MCX)

MILITARY AUTO SALES MON - SAT 10 AM - 6 PM, SUN 11 AM - 5 PM

SERVICES + 253-4723

253-5641

MON-SAT 10 AM - 6PM

MON - SAT 10 AM - 8 PM; SUN & HOLIDAYS 10 AM - 6 PM (CLOSED HOLIDAYS)

Our services include key-making, satellite receivers for rent, FedEx shipping, plaque production, wood and metal engraving, customized stamps, business cards, dog tags, copying and outgoing faxes. We also sell shipping boxes.

The MCX services the needs of servicemembers and their families. Special orders are available.

MARINE MART MAIN MART 253-4792, NORTHSIDE MART 253-4121

STARCH & STRIPES

MON - FRI 6:30 AM - 10 PM; SAT & SUN 8 AM - 10 PM

253-4742

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.

STORAGE UNITS

MON - SAT 9 AM - 5:30 PM (CLOSED SUN & HOLIDAYS)

We provide laundering, dry cleaning, tailoring, alterations, mending and repairs.

TANAKA OPTICAL 253-3582 TUE - SAT 10 AM - 5 PM (CLOSED SUN & MON)

253-4385

We fill orders for contacts and glasses and sunglasses.

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

TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF)

STRIKE ZONE PRO SHOP 253-3495

For all bowling and golfing needs. Reservations for the Iwakuni Country Club are available from 11 AM - 5 PM.

WOOD HOBBY SHOP 253-5320

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.

AUTO

MON, TUE, FRI NOON - 8 PM; SUN 10 AM - 8 PM; SAT 11 AM - 8 PM

AUTO SKILLS CENTER

(CLOSED WED, THU)

253-5325

SAFETY BRIEF AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION TESTING: SAT 8 - 11 AM

MON-TUES, FRI-SUN & HOLIDAYS NOON - 8 PM; (CLOSED WED & THU)

TORII PINES TOWN CENTER

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

CHUBB INSURANCE

PROJECT BAY

253-3777

$6/DAY

MON-FRI 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, (CLOSED SAT, SUN & HOLIDAYS)

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

Services include JCI and Automotive Insurance.

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BASE RESOURCES

TYPHOON MOTORS

JCI INSPECTION

253-4385

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

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.

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.

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

VEHICLE RENTAL

TOWING SERVICES

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.

MON - SAT 8 AM - 4:30 PM CLOSED SAT SUN & HOLIDAYS

Towing services are only available during business hours and within a 50KM radius of MCAS Iwakuni. If you are involved in an accident, make sure you call PMO first at 253-3303 (DSN), 0827-793303 (from off base or cell phone).

TITLE CHANGES 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.

253-4245

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

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

BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2017 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, 2017. 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, 2017 you will be responsible for paying your taxes in Okinawa or another bases prefecture.

Pass & Registration 253-3161

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:

MCCS AUTO SKILLS CENTER PMO APRIL 12-14, 9 AM - 3 PM (CLOSED 11 AM - NOON) AT

CLUB IWAKUNI TALBOT'S DINING ROOM

IWAKUNI CITY HALL

AUTO SKILLS CENTER OFFICE BLDG 1350 APRIL 1-30 (CLOSED MON) TUE - FRI NOON - 6 PM, SAT 9 AM - 5 PM, SUN 10 AM - 6 PM 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.

If you have any questions please contact Pass and Registration Supervisor at 253-3161.

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Distracted Driving: Myths & Facts by Jeramie Johnson, Station Safety


Distracted driving occurs any time you take your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and mind off your primary task--driving safely. MYTH: A hands-free device eliminates the dangers of cell phone use while driving. FACT: Hands-free devices offer no safety benefits because they do not eliminate cognitive

distraction. The brain cannot process two cognitively complex tasks at once and, as it switches from a cell phone conversation to driving and back again, the brain becomes so overloaded that drivers can miss seeing up to 50% of their driving environment.

MYTH: If a driver’s eyes are on the road at all times then he/she is safe. FACT: Drivers may be looking at their driving environment while they are talking on a cell phone

device. The problem is that the driver looks but does not “see.” Distracted drivers experience what researchers call inattention blindness – similar to tunnel vision. Drivers look out the window, but their brains do not process everything necessary to safely monitor their surroundings. It is because a driver talking on a cell phone is focused first on the cell phone conversation; the brain prioritizes the cognitive task of driving second.

MYTH:

Even if hands-free devices are dangerous, talking on a cell phone still is not the worst thing drivers can do behind the wheel.

FACT:

There are other activities that are more dangerous for drivers such as turning around to reach for an object in the back seat or rummaging through a purse. However, these distractions typically last just a few seconds because drivers realize the risk and the actions are short lived. Cell phone conversations often are longer because drivers do not realize they are cognitively distracted. The longer a call, the longer the exposure to risk. That is why cell phone use causes more crashes than more dangerous activities – because of the number of people engaged in the behavior at any given time.

MYTH: If cell phone use while driving is cognitively distracting, then drivers also should not talk to other passengers.

FACT:

Some passenger conversations can be distracting to drivers such as intense conversations or arguments. But adult passengers often actively help drivers by monitoring and discussing traffic, and they tend to suppress conversation when the driving environment becomes demanding. Passengers can see the roadway; callers cannot. At 45 miles per hour, a driver glancing away for two seconds is driving blind for a distance of 132 feet—almost half the length of a football field. As a result, the driver’s reaction time is shortened dramatically. Looking away from the road, reaching to pick up something from the floor, or letting your attention focus on anything other than driving can have immediate, deadly consequences. Stay focused. Plan ahead. Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid the temptation to “get lost” in conversations, talk radio programs or respond to aggressive drivers.

Stay safe! M C C S I WA K U N I . C O M |

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AROUND JAPAN

INFORMATION, TOURS & TRAVEL (IT&T) 253-4377

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

Tokyo, Japan

YAMAGUCHI FLEA MARKET TRIP

AKIYOSHIDO CAVE & SAFARI LAND

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN TRIP

MARCH 5, YAMAGUCHI

MARCH 18, YAMAGUCHI PREFECTURE

APRIL 15, OSAKA

Shop for treasure among Japanese antiques, clothing, Bonsai trees, folk toys and many more! After shopping, we will take you to Rurikoji Temple, where you can see a beautiful Japanese garden with the famous Five-Story Pagoda built in 1442.

Visit Akiyoshido Cave and enjoy one of the most spectacular caverns in the world! After that we will take you to Safari Land. You can ride in an animal feeding bus to feed the tigers and lions.

Experience the thrills, excitement and magic of Hollywood in Osaka. Don’t miss their latest attraction “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”! Admission tickets will be purchased upon entry.

TOKYO FUN TRIP

OKAYAMA CASTLE & KORAKUEN PARK

IKEA SHOPPING TRIP

APRIL 1

APRIL 22, FUKUOKA

Okayama Castle was built in 1597. Also known as “U-jo (Crow Castle)” for its crow-like black outer wall. Korakuen Park is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.

Enjoy shopping at the world famous furniture store "IKEA"! You will find tons of good quality products with tasteful design and reasonable price! Also there are a lot of stores nearby. Such as Starbucks Coffee, Mr. Max, Japanese Antique Store and more.

MARCH 8-13 & APRIL 10-15

You will enjoy lunch and shopping at Yokosuka Navy base. During your stay in Tokyo, IT&T will offer you optional tours for famous sightseeing places such as Tokyo Tower, Asakusa temple village, Odaiba shopping mall, and Tokyo Disney Land/ Sea. Everything you want to do is available in this megalopolis!

FERTILITY FESTIVAL OVERNIGHT MARCH 15-16, AICHI PREFECTURE

Meet at building 411, MCCS sightseeing bus will depart at 4 AM and take you to the Fertility Festival site in Aichi pref. Enjoy the annual festival to pray for fertility. During the 1500-year-old festival, a giant phallus is carried to a shrine as an offering. On the second day, we will take you to Nagoya Castle.

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TOKYO FUN TRIP MAY 27 - JUNE 1

TSUWANO YABUSAME HORSEBACK ARCHERY FESTIVAL APRIL 9

Explore Tsuwano’s beautiful old castle town and watch archers on horseback. The horseback archery festival starts at 2 PM. Enjoy the traditional annual festival!

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You will enjoy lunch and shopping at Yokosuka Navy base. During your stay in Tokyo, IT&T will offer you optional tours for famous sightseeing places such as Tokyo Tower, Asakusa temple village, Odaiba shopping mall, and Tokyo Disney Land/ Sea. Everything you want to do is available in this megalopolis!


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IT&T AROUND JAPAN

UPCOMING EVENTS

HIMEJI CASTLE TRIP MAY 13, HIMEJI CITY IN HYOGO PREFECTURE SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 13

Himeji castle is registered with UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Two years ago, the castle completed a 5-year renovation project of the main tower. Enjoy views of the “White Heron Castle”, the most magnificent of the handful of Japanese castles that have survived in their original form. Also, watch the “Castle Festival” held here.

SPACE WORLD TRIP MAY 20, KITA KYUSHU CITY SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 20

Enjoy fantastic and thrilling rides at a spacethemed amusement park located in Kyushu. Fun for all ages. The park will be closed at the end of 2017, so don't miss the chance to experience all the excitement! Also, you can visit Aeon Mall and the Dinosaur Museum nearby.

KYOTO 3-DAY TRIP MAY 27-29 SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 27

Visit the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Golden Pavilion, Arashiyama area bamboo forest, Gion District to meet Maiko-san at a Tea House as well as various temples, food and shopping.

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AROUND JAPAN

CULTURAL ADAPTATION

INFORMATION REFERRAL

RELOCATION SERVICES

253-6165

253-6161

253-6161/3357

Cultural Adaptation is located in the Library in Bldg 411. Let us help you transition smoothly into Japanese culture.

IR&R provides local services, resource information and language assistance. Listed below are local events so you can get out and have your own adventure. Call or stop by Bldg. 411, Rm.101 for details. k. MCCS IWAKUNI PPD

Your moving experience begins when you receive your Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. Knowing what to expect and who to contact will determine the success of your move.

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

HINA DOLL FESTIVAL / KIMONO EXPERIENCE MARCH 3, 12:30- 4:30 PM, NURSING HOME NEAR KINTAI; SIGN UP NOW AT THE LIBRARY

March 3 is the day called Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival or Girls' Festival), when people pray for the happiness and healthy growth of girls. Families with young daughters mark this day by setting up a display of dolls inside the house. Come enjoy seeing the Hina Dolls and dress in Kimono with the nursing home residents.

COMMUNITY CULTURAL EXCHANGE MARCH 11, 9 AM - 2:30, TSUZU ELEMENTARY

GET OUT AND EXPLORE JAPAN STRAWBERRY PICKING Available to all personnel with in-bound and THROUGH APRIL 30, 10 AM - 3 PM, ICHIGO LAND, TABUSE TOWN; FEE: ¥200 FOR ADMISSION AND ¥160 PER 100G. AGES 5 AND UNDER ARE FREE.

You can eat strawberries there or take them home. There is a play area for little children inside. Morning is recommended. For weekdays, appointments are required. Please call 0820-52-5287 in Japanese or 253-6161 for assistance.

KINTAIKYO ROAD RACE MARCH 5, 8:30 AM-NOON, KINTAI BRIDGE

School children and adults run a half marathon, 10km, 5km and 2km races near the Kintai Bridge area. The races start at 9:20 AM. You can go to cheer them on!

out-bound PCS orders. Stop by Bldg 411, Rm. 101 for your starter kit with basic kitchen items to use until your household goods shipment arrives.

WELCOME ABOARD MONDAYS, 7:30 AM - 2 PM SOFA CLASS AT 2 PM - 4:30 PM; CLUB IWAKUNI

Learn about your responsibilities as a member of the military community, Japanese culture, and much more. Meet representatives from different entities abroad the Air Station during information fair and learn about the services available to you. Attend the brief in appropriate civilian attire.

WELCOME ABOARD BUS TOUR WEDNESDAYS, NOON 4:30 PM; PICK UP AT CLUB

SCHOOL; SIGN UP NOW AT THE LIBRARY

MIYAJIMA HINA DOLL FESTIVAL

This is great opportunity to meet Iwakuni local residents at Tsuzu elementary school and learn Japanese culture from them. The day will consist of a tea ceremony and a cooking class for adults. Please bring your own lunch and a drink.

MARCH 18 - APRIL 3, 10 AM-4 PM, MIYAJIMA

TOWN CENTER; OPEN TO ALL SOFA STATUS

View beautiful antique Hina dolls passed down from generation to generation by the families of Miyajima. They are displayed at over 30 different locations throughout the island.

RSVP required, Email OMBIwakuniInformation. ReferralandRelocation@usmc-mccs.org or call 253-3357

SURVIVAL JAPANESE CLASS

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

MARCH 2 & 23, 9-11:30 AM

APRIL 4-7, 11:45-12:45 PM, BLDG#411 SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 6

MARCH 19, 10 AM-4 PM, YANAI

This is a 4-day entry level class for beginners. Attending the course will help you learn how to communicate in simple Japanese phrases.

The historical merchants’ houses and stores will introduce cultural events and workshops. Enjoy incense fragrances, old card games, green tea, and weaving.

YOGURT FACTORY

OPENING OF GOKYO BUNKO MUSEUM

APRIL 21, 8:30- 4 PM, HATSUKAICHI, HIROSHIMA

MARCH 19, OPEN FRI-MON, 10 AM-4 PM,

SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 21

KIKKO PARK, KINTAI AREA FEE: ¥700

Visit to a yogurt factory in Hiroshima that released yogurt in Japan for the first time. After that we will have lunch at a mall.

A new museum opened besides Kojiro Sasaki’s statue in Kikko Park. The museum houses calligraphic works, tenkoku seals, and stationaries that were cherished by literary artists in the past.

TEMPLE YOGA APRIL 28, 8:45-2:30 PM, OSHIMA ISLAND SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 28; FEE: ¥2,170

TEA CEREMONY AND PEACH VIEWING

Experience Yoga inside a temple and have a healthy temple meal while having a spiritual experience. You will be refreshed, forget about busy days, and get to enjoy the temple atmosphere. Please bring your Yoga mat.

MARCH 26, 10 AM - 6 PM, HIROSHIMA

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Shukkei-en garden is located right next to Hiroshima prefectural museum. On this day, tea ceremonies are held inside the two halls. Please sign up by 3 PM. Admission fee to the garden is ¥260 plus ¥1,200 for the tea ticket.

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IWAKUNI; 12:05 PM PICK UP AT TORII PINES

PCS WITH SUCCESS WORKSHOPS (UNACCOMPANIED) PCS With Success is a brief where active duty servicemembers will learn information and tips to make the transition smoother.

SPONSORSHIP TRAINING MILITARY PERSONNEL: MARCH 7 & 21, 10-11:30 AM CIVILIAN: MARCH 14, 1-2:30 PM

Do you want to be a leader? Learn about your responsibilities as a sponsor as well as the things you can do to assist personnel relocating to MCAS Iwakuni. Advance sign-up is required.

PCS WITH SUCCESS WORKSHOPS (ACCOMPANIED) MARCH 16, 9-11:30 AM

Active duty servicemembers and their families will learn tips for make the transition smoother. There will be briefs on Tricare, Exceptional Family Member Program and School Liaison Program.


Protect Yourself Against

Allergies With Yogurt !

Spring has arrived and soon cherry blossoms, or sakura, will begin to bloom. Unfortunately with the arrival of spring also comes the start of allergy season. Many people with allergies experience symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny noses, and sneezing. The most common causes of these symptoms in Japan seem to be from the pollen of sugi (Japanese cedar) and hinoki (Cypress tree) as well as a particular micro chemical particle found in the air called PM 2.5. Unfortunately this means that you may be combating your allergies during ohanami (sakura viewing). How do you prevent these allergy symptoms? The most important thing is not to breathe in any pollen. You may see many people in Japan wearing a mask, that’s because they know how awful the effects of allergy symptoms are once they appear, so they prepare themselves. Nonetheless, people still suffer from allergies. Why? The pollen in the air can stick onto your hair, clothes, shoes and other items. When we come home from outside, we are sure to bring pollen inside our houses with us. To avoid this, make sure to clear and brush away any dust or pollen on your hair and clothes before you come in the house. You can also get electronic air cleaners to help remove pollen from the rooms in your house.

If we can resist allergies, we won't have to worry about them, and the way to do this is by boosting your immune system. One way to boost your immune system is by eating yogurt. People have had the idea that "yogurt is a healthy food" from old days. This is because yogurt includes a lactic acid bacterium which increases good bacteria and exterminates bad bacteria. Lately, studies have said yogurt is effective against allergies because it improves the internal environment of your body which makes you stronger against pollen-based allergies. Yogurt has been an attractive remedy for allergies because it is an important factor in improving the intestinal flora of your body. Why don't you learn more about yogurt? The Cultural Adaptation Program will take you to a Yogurt Factory in Hiroshima on April 21. Sign-ups begin March 21 at the Library. This factory was the first to sell Yogurt in Japan starting in 1917. They will give samples of their products, so you can try them all and see which yogurt flavor you like. Cultural Adaption §253-6165


REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS

03 04 05 MARCH

CONCERTS

MAY

APRIL

CONCERTS

3/1

Explosions in the Sky // Tokyo

4/10

The Lumineers // Tokyo

3/3

Teenage Fanclub // Yokohama

4/11

Steven Tyler // Tokyo

3/11-12

Tak Matsumoto & Daniel Ho // Tokyo

3/16

Graham Bonnet Band & Alcatrazz // Tokyo

4/17-19

John Anderson, Trevier Rabin & Rick Wakeman // Tokyo

4/21

CONCERTS 5/4-5

Davendra Banhart // Tokyo

5/20-21

Greenroom Festival // Yokohama

5/23

2Cellos // Tokyo

The Stone Roses // Tokyo

5/27

Aso Rock Festival // Kumamoto

5/27

Screen Music // Tokyo

3/22-23

Fall Out Boy // Tokyo

4/26

The Doobie Brothers // Tokyo

3/31

News Power Generation Tribute to Prince // Tokyo

4/27

Carlos Santana // Tokyo

FESTIVALS/OTHER EVENTS

FESTIVALS/OTHER EVENTS

FESTIVALS/OTHER EVENTS 3/4-5

Hina Doll Festival // Around Kintai Bridge

3/12

Iwakuni Sake Festival

3/15

Fertility Festival // Aichi

5/3-5

Flower Festival // Hiroshima Hakata Dontaku Festival // Fukuoka

4/9

Yabusame Horseback Archery Festival // Tsuwano

5/3-4

4/15

Fire-Walking (Hiwatari) Ceremony // Miyajima

5/20

4/29

Kintai Bridge Festival // Iwakuni

4/15-5/10 Tulip Festival // Hiroshima Pref. Flea Market // Hatsukaichi City

Dates and times subject to change. For additional information visit Information, Tours and Travel (IT&T) in the Travel Center at Crossroads. ยง253-4377

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Only one hour by car from MCAS Iwakuni Programs available for single servicemembers and families Experience Making Local Cuisine

Soba Noodles, Tofu, Dyeing with Plants and more! Guest Feedback:

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For more information and inquiries see our webpage www.yama-shiro.info or e-mail info@yama-shiro.info Tourism Office in the Nishiki Branch Office of the Iwakuni City Government: 12-8, Hirose, Nishiki-machi, Iwakuni-shi

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CULTURAL CLASS: SURVIVAL JAPANESE APRIL 4-7, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 6

CULTURAL TRIP: YOGURT FACTORY APRIL 21, 8:30 AM - 4 PM SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 21

CULTURAL TRIP: TEMPLE YOGA APRIL 28, 8:45-2:30 PM

SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 28

See page12 for details.

Yanai Country Club

CULTURAL ADAPTATION § 253-6165

Only a 40 minute drive from MCAS Iwakuni Magnificent 27 hole course made on gentle slopes Reservation at 0820-28-1111 (English-speaking staff available.) or Email: dmizumoto@pacificgolf.co.jp

MCAS IWAKUNI SPECIAL PACKAGE

Scan for the MAP

2372-1, Hizumi, Yanai-shi

Please show your ID at check-in.

GREEN FEE including Tax ¥6,980 (weekdays), ¥10,900 (Sat, Sun & JPN holidays) Free lunch available everyday

Open Daily: 7:30 AM -5:30 PM T-shirts, Jeans, or Sandals are not suitable for our golf course

Visit our new English site: www.akioota-navi.jp/en/


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Put your best National Nutrition Month by Susanne Koch, Health Promotion Director

March is National Nutrition Month and with so many fad diets on the market and misinformation, healthy eating can be a difficult struggle. Clever marketers constantly bombard us with the next “holy grail” to weight loss or muscle gain, feeding on our own personal insecurities about the way we perceive ourselves. Then add that a misguided study can be released and we are all eating “low-fat, high carbohydrate” or cutting out things like eggs from our diets. Finally, top that off with claims that anyone can now be a distributor for popular nutritional supplement brands, and you have perhaps one of the most confusing areas of science ever. The tough thing about all this is that we all have to eat to survive!

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Building a Better Plate “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” CHippocratesc

A healthy diet is one that is sustainable and utilizes all food groups. Sustainability includes foods that are natural, locally grown, and avoid wasting natural resources or damaging the climate. Another aspect of sustainability is that an individual can eat this way throughout their lifespan. This is a good determinant of the quality of one’s diet…can you eat this throughout your life and maintain the highest quality of health?

Start with Color!

When it comes to half your plate, the more color the better. Half your plate should be vegetables and fruits, when an emphasis on vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are generally nutrient-dense and low in calories (avoid heavy sauces and dressings which add unnecessary calories) making them the best carbohydrate choice when you are trying to cut out a few extra calories. Stay clear of white potatoes and french fries, but certainly enjoy a sweet potato or yam. Fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants and other phytonutrients that help neutralize damage from free radicals and help fight disease in the body. There are roughly 25,000 phytonutrients in plants which are manifested in the color of food. For example, beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin A, which helps maintain eye health - yes, mom was right when she said, “carrots make your eyes sparkle!” Aim for five or more servings of vegetables and fruits each day.

The Less Legs the Better!

When it comes to protein, selecting lean cuts of meat is preferred. About one-quarter of your plate should be focused on protein. Choose items such as fish and poultry over beef and pork. Because of the abundance of Omega fatty acids found it cold water fish (such as salmon, sardines, halibut, mackerel), it is recommended that you consume 2-3 servings of fish each week. When choosing pork or beef, go for the loin cuts, which tend to be the leanest. Dairy products and eggs are also good sources of protein. If you prefer a more plant-based protein, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, tofu, tempeh, quinoa, and green leafy vegetables are your best bet.


Keep it Brown & Close to the Ground!

Round off your plate with a whole grain. Like fruits and vegetables, whole grains are loaded with fiber. Fiber not only helps the digestive system keep you regular, but it allows for better absorption of phytonutrients from food. Fiber reduces cholesterol, the risk for heart disease, and helps maintain a healthier weight. Grains such as brown rice, whole wheat products, oatmeal, quinoa, millet, barley (excludes pearl), amaranth, rye, buckwheat, and others pack an abundance of energy that help maintain blood sugar levels. Think eating a few donuts for breakfast versus a bowl of cooked oatmeal…oh the sugar crash!

Don’t Cut the (Healthy) Fat!

Fat is essential to the body for nervous system function, hormone production, transport of Vitamins A, D, E, & K, energy production, and the formation of healthy cells and tissues. Fat has gotten a bad rap over the years, but it’s important to understand that our bodies require fat for good health. Fat doesn’t make you fat…too many calories do! Foods containing polyunsaturated fats, (omega fatty acids) such as cold water fish, contain important omega-3 fatty acids, while plant-based fats, such as healthy oils (olive, grapeseed, sunflower) contain omega-6 fatty acids. Other foods containing healthy fats include avocados, walnuts and almonds, chia and flax seeds, and eggs. Some new research is showing that dairy products have healthy fat properties too. Avoid saturated fats (solid at room temperature like animal fat) and trans-fatty acids (synthetic fats that extend shelf life) found in cookies, crackers, pastry mixes, baked goods, fried foods and just about everything that has a shelf life!

Your fist about equals one serving — one cup — of milk or raw vegetables.

Your thumb about equals one serving — two tablespoons — of peanut butter or salad dressing.

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Your cupped palm about equals one serving — ½ cup — of cooked fruit, vegetables, beans, or starch.

Go 3 for 3!

Be sure to get in all three macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) every three hours in order to be fueled to fight! Avoid the white hazards: refined sugar and flour and white potatoes. Beware of the fakes: trans-fatty acids and artificial sweeteners.

Skip the energy drinks!

Not only do they provide no nutritional value, they contain stimulants which may unnecessarily elevate blood pressure and do more harm than good. There is no substitute for a nutritious meal and a good night’s rest.

Fuel for your day!

Front load your calories during the day when you need them and eat less in the evenings when you are no longer when you are no longer as physically active. Consider fueling like preparing for a mission - bring in your supplies early in the fight so you are prepared. You won’t need those supplies when the fight is over! If weight loss is your goal, fueling earlier in the day has been shown to be beneficial. A 2013 study in the Journal of Obesity showed that women who ate more calories for breakfast, when controlling for all factors, lost 2.5 times as much weight as women who ate their largest meal at dinner time.

Healthy eating doesn't have to be a challenge. MCCS Health Promotion offers monthly nutrition classes for active duty Marines and Sailors. Please call § 253-6359 to find out about National Nutrition Month classes or how to talk to a certified nutrition counselor.

Your thumbnail about equals one serving — one teaspoon — of butter or margarine.

Your open palm about equals one serving — three ounces — of cooked meat, fish, or poultry.

Note: You might have larger or smaller hands but generally speaking your hand size is relative to your body size and, as a result, your portion needs.

Learn more about performance nutrition at http://hprc-online.org


IRONWORKS GYM

HEALTH & 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. Authorized patrons of all abilities are welcome. Please contact IronWorks Gym if reasonable accommodations are necessary.

ATHLETICS 253-5460

We provide a variety of sports to those living aboard the air station as well as invite our host nation athletes to participate in many of our larger events. MCCS IWAKUNI SEMPER FIT

50TH MCAS IWAKUNI MARATHON APRIL 16, CHECK IN 6 AM, RACE STARTS 8:45 AM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 10; FEE: $30

Register to run a full or half marathon. Sign up at the IronWorks Gym Front Desk.

AQUATICS 253-4966

Semper Fit Aquatics Department offers a heated Olympic-size indoor pool open year round for training and recreational swimming and an outdoor pool during the summer. We also offer swim lessons, American Red Cross Training, and SCUBA diving equipment rentals. MCCS IWAKUNI AQUATICS

TSUNAMI YOUTH SWIM TEAM TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS FROM 5-6:30 PM IRONWORKS GYM INDOOR POOL

Calling youth swimmers ages 6-17 years old! Try out for the Tsunami Youth Swim Team by coming to practice and meeting with our coaches.

PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS LESSON DAYS: MON/WED OR TUE/THU

Earn certifications for Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Oxygen Administration, and Blood Borne Pathogens. Prepare for a great summer job or the start of a new career!

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

OUTDOOR RECREATION 253-3822/3842

Experience the great outdoors. We offer hiking ventures, surfing trips, biking, rafting, many other outdoor activities and no cost gear rental. MCCS IWAKUNI OUTDOOR RECREATION

253-3067

MOUNT HOUBEN HIKING TRIP.

Geared toward adults, Intramural Sports works with coaches and their teams to coordinate tournaments as well as full seasons.

MARCH 18, 8-5, $15; SIGN UP NOW

MCCS IWAKUNI INTRAMURAL SPORTS

YOUTH SPORTS (YS) 253-3239/5777

Catering to the 3-15 age crowd, kids have a chance to try different sports or cheer on the teams. Call us if you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach. “Like” and follow us on Facebook at MCCS Iwakuni Youth Sports for updates and more! MCCS IWAKUNI YOUTH SPORTS

YOUTH SPORTS COACHING Coach registration packets can be picked up at the Youth Sports office and stop by MCCS Human Resources to register to get fingerprint background check completed.

YOUTH BASEBALL REGISTRATION ENDS MARCH 10; OPEN TO AGES 5-15 PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 5 BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS. SEASON STARTS APRIL 10

This hike is rated moderate to difficult due to a few steep inclines. At the end of the hike 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. You must bring yen for additional purchases and your own sack lunch. Don’t miss out on this beautiful hike!

HEALTH PROMOTION 253-6359

Health Promotion offers education and awareness programs for the entire MCAS Iwakuni community. Call us or stop by our offices at IronWorks Gym and let us know how we can help you become your best! MCCS IWAKUNI HEALTH PROMOTION

GET PAID TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE… HEALTH & FITNESS Health Promotion is looking for massage therapists, group exercise and gymnastics instructors to provide services. If you are certified and have a passion for working with others, please contact us at 253-6359.

CHOOSE ONE 30 MINUTE TIME-SLOT BETWEEN

START SMART BASEBALL REGISTRATION

9 AM-5:30 PM; FEE: $40 PER STUDENT ($15 FOR

OPEN TO AGES 3-4. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 3

ACTIVE DUTY). REGISTRATION STARTS MARCH 4

BEFORE THE PROGRAM STARTS

FREE BODY FAT ASSESSMENTS

FOR THE MARCH 6-30 SESSION

This is a parent participation program! Prepares children ages 3-4 for organized baseball in a fun, non-threatening environment. Allows children the opportunity to work one-on-one with a parent. Teaches children a variety of baseball skills including hitting, catching, bunting, base running, and throwing. Start Smart is a program of National Alliance for Youth Sport.

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Lessons are led by American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors and are open to students ages 6 months and older

UNIT PT OR SWIM QUAL POOL RESERVATIONS The indoor IronWorks pool is available for unit physical fitness training. To reserve for Unit PT or Swim Quals, please contact the Aquatics office Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4:30 at least 24 hours in advance.

SHARK BAIT DIVE CENTER SCUBA LOCKER Rent scuba diving gear year round. Mon-Fri 8 AM- 5 PM Scuba Certification is required.

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE MARCH 6-10, 3-8 PM FEE: $80, OPEN TO AGES 15 AND UP

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BASKETBALL END OF SEASON CELEBRATION MARCH 11, 10 AM - NOON; IRONWORKS GYM SPORTS COURTS

JHS FRIENDSHIP BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT MARCH 25, 9 AM - 1

The community is welcomed to join us for a morning full of basketball, as our MCAS Iwakuni youth takes on the local talent of Iwakuni.

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UNIT PT REQUEST TO SCHEDULE A UNIT PT FOR YOUR UNIT, SHOP, PLATOON, COMMAND OR SECTION, PLEASE CONTACT HEALTH PROMOTION AT LEAST THREE BUSINESS DAYS IN ADVANCE

HIGH INTENSITY TACTICAL TRAINING MONDAY - FRIDAY, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM; IRONWORKS GYM HITT CENTER INSTRUCTOR LED SESSIONS, ACTIVE DUTY & RESERVES ONLY

HITT is a comprehensive performance enhancement program proven to improve combat readiness. Programming emphasizes basic strength, explosive power, acceleration and top speed, agility, endurance, mobility and movement patterns.


IRONWORKS GYM

HEALTH & FITNESS RESOURCES

MARCH

FITNESS SCHEDULES

UNIT PT WORKOUT BY REQUEST SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE NO CLASS ON U.S. FEDERAL HOLIDAYS

MAIN GYM MONDAY X TABATA

8:30-9:15 AM X GLUTES & ABS 9:15-10 AM POWER PUMP 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM WATER AEROBICS 3:30-4:30 PM CORE 5-5:30 PM KICK BOXING 5:30-6:30 PM

TUESDAY

POWER STEP 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM SHORT CIRCUIT 5-5:30 PM CYCLING 5-6 PM ZUMBA 5:30-6:30 PM GLUTES & ABS 6:45-7:15 PM

THURSDAY

ZUMBA 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM POWER STEP 5-5:30 PM CYCLING 5-6 PM YOGA 5:30-6:30 PM GLUTES & ABS 6:45-7:15 PM

FRIDAY X CYCLING

8:30-9:15 AM

X ZUMBA

9:15-10 AM POUND 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

SATURDAY YOGA 9:15-10:15 AM

NORTHSIDE GYM MONDAY

THURSDAY

POWER YOGA 5:30-6:30 AM X CYCLING NOON - 12:45 PM ALIGN & FLOW 5:15-6:15 PM ZUMBA 6:30-7:30 PM

POWER YOGA 5:30-6:30 AM X POWER PUMP 8:30-9:15 AM X TABATA 9:15-10AM X SHORT CIRCUIT NOON - 12:45 PM ZUMBA 5:15-6:15 PM PILATES 6:30-7:30 PM

TUESDAY

CYCLING 5:30-6:30 AM X PILATES 8:30-9:15 AM X ZUMBA 9:15-10:15 AM X GENTLE YOGA NOON - 12:45 PM POWER PUMP 5:15-6:15 PM YOGA 6:30-7:30 PM

FRIDAY

TABATA 5:30-6:30 AM X GENTLE YOGA Noon - 12:45 PM PIYO 5:15-6:15 PM

SATURDAY

WEDNESDAY

PIYO 5:30-6:30 AM X PILATES NOON - 12:45 PM TABATA 5:15-5:45 PM ZUMBA 5:45-6:45 PM

WEDNESDAY

X YOGA 8:30-9:15 AM X GLUTES & ABS 9:15-10 AM ZUMBA 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

POWER PUMP 8:30-9:30 AM YOGA 9:30-10:30 AM POUND 10:30 - 11:30 AM ZUMBA 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

X: 45min Express classes

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GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

MARTIAL ARTS

PERSONAL TRAINING SERVICES

MONDAY - SATURDAY; IRONWORKS MAIN

Classes are held at IronWorks Main and IronWorks North. Open to all base personnel.

$30 per one-hour session, $15 per Microfit assessment. Call 253-5126 for more details.

AND IRONWORKS NORTH; FREE FOR ALL BASE PERSONNEL; AGES 12-15 WITH PARENT OR 16 AND OLDER WITHOUT PARENT

JUDO

Tabata, Power Pump, Water Aerobics, Core Conditioning, Kick Boxing, Pilates, Yoga, Step, Spin and more.

YOUTH (AGES 6-15) - WED & FRI 4:45 PM

ZUMBA GLOW PARTY

IRONWORKS NORTH, BLDG 9595 ADULT (AGES 16+) - MON/WED/FRI 5:45 PM IRONWORKS NORTH BLDG 9595

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

White Lotus

MARCH 17, 7-9 PM IRONWORKS GYM AEROBICS

YOUTH (AGES 5-14)

ROOM, PRE-GLOW PARTY 6-7 PM, WELLNESS RM.

HOMESCHOOL - MON & WED 8 AM

SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH; FEE: $10 OR ยฅ1,000

TUE & THU 5:30 PM

18 YEARS AND UP, 35 PARTICIPANTS

IRONWORKS MAIN, BLDG 1010

Come dressed in your brightest neon for an awesome Zumba Glow Party.

ADULT (AGES 15+)

AVAILABLE AT HEAD TO TOE SALON - 243-4708,

MON 6:30 AM

AND IRONWORKS GYM - 253-6359.

IRONWORKS, BLDG 1010

Now offering all new spa and massage services including exfoliation, glycolytic peels and hydration facials.

PAID PROGRAMS & SERVICES

TUE/THU 6:30 PM

253-6359

IRONWORKS NORTH, BLDG 9595

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

KICKBOXING CLASSES WOMEN ONLY - MON & WED 10 AM MEN & WOMEN - WED & FRI 6 PM FEE: $40/MONTH OR $8/CLASS

Massage & Spa

Massage & Spa services make great gifts! Gift coupons available for purchase at IronWorks Main front desk

IRONWORKS, BLDG 1010

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Japanese Translators Wanted

MARCH 17

7-9 PM IronWorks Gym

Sign-up Starts March 1 $10/¥1,000

Pre-Glow party in the Wellness Room 6-7 PM Come dressed in your brightest neon for a Zumba Glow party! Open to base personnel 18 years and older. Limited to 35 participants.

mccsiwakuni.com/translators Human resources §253-3030

Health Promotion §253-5126

DANCE &

Personal Finance

GYMNASTICS MOM/DAD & ME PRESCHOOL CREATIVE MOVEMENT & TAP/BALLET COMBO BALLET & CONTEMPORARY BALLET (ALL LEVELS/POINTE) JAZZ HIP-HOP GIRLS’ & BOYS’ GYMNASTICS TUMBLING CHEER TUMBLE PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE

March

classes Military Saves Week: Financial Information Fair

Understanding and Improving your Credit Score

Military Saves Week Investing 201: Stocks

Command Financial Specialist (CFS) Course

Military Saves Week Investing 202: Mutual Funds

Managing Money

March 1, 11 AM - 1 PM

March 1, 2-4 PM

March 3, 8-10 AM

Military Saves Week Investing 301: Risk Lab

March 9, 1:30-3 PM

March 20-24, 7:45-4:15 PM March 29, 8:30-10 AM

Car Buying 101

March 31, 1:30-3 PM

March 3, 2-4 PM

For more information, or to register, please contact Semper Fit Health Promotion Authorized patrons of ALL abilities welcomed Please contact program staff if reasonable accommodations are necessary. IronWorks Gym Health Promotion §253-6359

Bldg. 411, Rm. 123 P&PD §253-6439 See page 27 for details


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Volunteering

Spouses

Active Duty

Command Team Advisor/Family Readiness Assistant Training

Basic Stress Management: Color Your World

LifeSkills for Marines

March 20, 1-4:30PM, Yujo Hall

March 21, 10 AM – Noon, Crossroads Café

PII/OPSEC Training

Interpersonal Communication

March 21, 3-4 PM, Yujo Hall

March 23 2-4 PM, Kintai Bridge Area

Conflict Management

Kids

March 28 11 AM – Noon, Yujo Hall

Junior Ninja Training (Readiness for Kids and Parents)

March 15, 10 AM – Noon, Crossroads Café March 29, 10 AM – Noon, Yujo Hall

March 17, 8 AM - 4 PM Capodanno Hall

Pre-Marital Workshop March 29 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Yujo Hall

LINKS for Marines March 30, 8 AM - 4 PM, Yujo Hall

Interpersonal Communications for Japanese Spouses

April 13, 3-5 PM, Capodanno Hall Sign-up starts March 10

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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

MILITARY & FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANTS

Call 253-4526 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.

090-6654-2351, 090-6005-8412 OR 080-4186-0194 CYBMFLC 080-4186-0188

MFLCs are licensed clinical counselors who provide short-term, situational, problemsolving counseling services to service members, family members and staff.

COMMUNITY COUNSELING PROGRAM (CCP)

NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY (NMCRS)

253-6553

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

253-5311

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

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & PREVENTION Our mission is to provide substance abuse counseling and education to all military members and eligible personnel. Contact unit SACO or Substance Abuse Counseling Center at 253-5260 if you need help with substance abuse-related concerns.

NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY IWAKUNI

VETERANS ASSISTANCE WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP

253-6161

VETERANS’ AFFAIRS REPRESENTATIVE

Are you a survivor of domestic violence or child abuse? This confidential support group emphasizes the importance of empowerment, self-esteem, independence, women’s health, healthy relationships, and other topics that are important in the healing process.

A VA representative is available for one-on-one appointments and specialty VA benefits briefings covering topics such as home loan guaranty, disability compensation, GI Bill, etc., as requested. To arrange briefings or for questions related to VA benefits, email iwakuni.va.rep@gmail.com

LIBRARY

VICTIM ADVOCACY

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH PINWHEEL PLANTING & PROCLAMATION

253-4526

MARCH 30; 9AM-11AM

Victim Advocates assist victims of domestic violence or child abuse by advocating for safety and providing crisis intervention services. Contact the FAP Victim Advocate 24/7 at 090-9978-1033.

CHERRY BLOSSOM TRIANGLE

FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM (FAP) FAP focuses on providing prevention and treatment for families and individuals with domestic violence and child abuse related issues. After hours, please contact the Victim Advocate at 090-9978-1033.

SAPR (SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION & RESPONSE)

253-3078

More than books, the Library has DVDs, CDs, magazines and periodicals. See page 33 for kids and parents events!

FREEGAL Freegal music is free and legal and allows you to download five songs each week as MP3s to your computer, phone or music device, and stream a select number of hours each day. Also, the Freegal Music Service has over 15,000 popular music videos for download in the MP4 format.

In this class, we will discuss when anger become a problem, what are some costs of anger, how do we effectively deal with stress, how to identify anger and stress triggers, as well as eight core Anger Management skills.

SAPR offers services to service members, military dependents over the age of 18 and DoD civilians who have been the victim of sexual assault. SAPR provides advocacy and accompaniment services in the event of a sexual assault. Please contact the SAPR office or the SAPR 24/7 Support Line at 080-5865-3566, for a Uniformed or Civilian Victim advocate to provide services or to discuss reporting options.

COPING WITH WORK AND FAMILY STRESS

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP)

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, 2-3 PM

253-5601

FRIDAYS, 6-6:45 PM

Topics covered include increased use of social support, changes in the meaning of stressful events, increased use of a wider range of stress management approaches, prevention or reduction of alcohol and drug use, and prevention or reduction of psychological symptoms such as depression and anxiety.

EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program for military sponsors who have dependent family members with special medical or educational needs. Services offered include information and referral, non-medical case management, training and other forms of support.

For ages 10 & up. Want to use a 3D printer for free? First, you have to attend our Orientation to learn the basic safety and policy information. Then you may schedule a day to make your own creations! Have questions or want to sign up? Call or stop by the library.

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

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ZINIO Download the current issues of your favorite magazines for free and read them on your computer, eReader, tablet or phone.

3D PRINTER ORIENTATION


WELLNESS SERVICES

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (P&PD) P&PD strives to help service members and their families realize their full potential. This is accomplished through services including education & career assistance, transition readiness, personal financial management, and information & referral services. BLDG 411, RM 101. MCCS IWAKUNI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

EDUCATION SERVICES

TRANSITION READINESS SEMINAR (TRS)

FINANCIAL INFO FAIR

253-3855, BLDG 411 RM 127

7:45 AM - 4:30 PM, RM. 122

MARCH 1, 11 AM - 1 PM

The education office provides information, traditional and non-traditional off-duty education programs.

MARCH 6-10 & MARCH 13-17

Join us for games, cupcakes, resources and information about saving money here in Iwakuni. Start the year making your dollar STRETCH farther than you had ever thought. Make a pledge to the giant “Piggy Bank” and let us see how much Iwakuni can save in 2017!

TEST OF ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (TABE) MONDAYS (EXCEPT FEDERAL HOLIDAYS) 10:30-11:30 AM

This reading comprehension test is required for first time Tuition Assistance users who have a GT score of less than 100.

DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST (DLPT) 1ST & 3RD WEDNESDAY, 8 AM - 3 PM

The DLPT is used to measure a student’s proficiency in a foreign language.

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

ACCESSING HIGHER EDUCATION (AHE) MARCH 23 & 24, 8 AM - 4 PM, RM 122

Going to college after the military? This two-day course supplements the Transition Readiness Seminar by providing detailed, hands-on training to help you apply to a college or university.

ARMED FORCES CLASSIFICATION TEST (AFCT)

FEDERAL JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES

2ND WEDNESDAY , 8 AM - NOON

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.

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

MARCH 29, 1-4 PM; BLDG. 411 RM. 123

DEFENSE LANGUAGE APTITUDE BATTERY (DLAB)

BUILD A BETTER RESUME

4TH WEDNESDAY, 8 AM - NOON

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

The DLAB is used to measure the student’s ability to learn a foreign language.

CAREER RESOURCES 253-6161/6439, BLDG 411 RM 101

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

PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING FRIDAYS 8:30-11:30 AM, BUILDING 411 ROOM 122

The Pre-Separation Counseling meeting is for transitioning service members who will be attending the Transition Readiness Seminar.

PERSONAL READINESS SEMINAR (PRS) TUESDAYS, 7:30 AM - 3 PM, RM. 123

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

MARCH 30, 1-4 PM; BLDG. 411 RM. 123

INTERVIEWING SKILLS

INVESTING 201: STOCKS MARCH 1, 2-4 PM

Dive deeper into the world of stocks and bonds. Find out if these types of investments have a place in your portfolio and future investment goals. If you want to know more about how to evaluate these types of investments, be sure to also sign up for the “Evaluating Investments and their Risk” class.

INVESTING 202: MUTUAL FUNDS MARCH 3, 8-10 AM

Explore the world of mutual funds. Find out if these types of investments have a place in your portfolio and future investment goals. We will look at fund objectives, expenses, cost basis, and management.

INVESTING 301: RISK LAB MARCH 3, 2-4 PM

This is a more technical class to help you understand evaluating risk, and your risk tolerance. We will take a look at ways to evaluate investments.

MARCH 31 1-4 PM; BLDG. 411 RM. 123

COMMAND FINANCIAL SPECIALIST

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.

MARCH 20-24, 7:45 AM - 4:15 PM

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

PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 253-6161/6439, BLDG 411 ROOM 101

We provide free individual counseling services, resources to retrieve and comprehend your credit report. Unit and Work Section briefs are available upon request. Unless noted otherwise, all classes are held in Bldg 411, Rm 123.

The CFS course is a 5-day in-depth financial training in the areas of counseling, investing, budgets, credit reports, car buying, TSP, insurance, identity theft, and referral services. Candidates must get approval by their command to attend the class. The CFS provides financial education and training, counseling and information referral to their units and other servicemembers. They would receive the CFS designation as a matter of record to be entered into their OQR/SRB and personal evaluation.

CAR BUYING MARCH 31, 1:30-3 PM

Having a car can provide a number of benefits, but do you know what to watch out for? Protect financial health and your future purchase by knowing the questions to ask before you purchase.

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WELLNESS SERVICES

MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING Our mission is to support Marines, Sailors and their families by providing relevant and standardized family readiness training; thereby, sustaining a constant state of personal and family readiness for a lifetime and ultimately enhancing unit mission readiness. MCFTB presents the following family readiness training opportunities. Sign-up is required 48 hours in advance for all classes. For details call MCFTB, in Yujo Hall, at 253-3542/3754/7090. MCCS IWAKUNI MCFTB

COMMAND TEAM ADVISOR/ FAMILY READINESS ASSISTANT TRAINING

LIFESKILLS FOR MARINES

PRE-MARITAL WORKSHOP

MARCH 17, 8 AM - 4 PM, CAPODANNO HALL

MARCH 29 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, YUJO HALL

MARCH 20, 1 PM - 4:30 PM, YUJO HALL

Marines & Sailors, this unique workshop is designed to enhance your total fitness! Find out more about a variety of “life skills” including Anger Management, Stress Management, Transition Awareness, Healthy Relationships, Substance Abuse, Goal Setting and how to use your personality strengths in any setting. Speak with your Command, FRO or Ombudsmen to reserve your spot!

If you are engaged and soon to be married, this one day workshop is for you and your soon-to-be spouse. This workshop includes instructions for those who are in the beginning phase of completing necessary military requirements for marriage as well as some time to work on what goes into a healthy, successful marriage.

This training is mandatory if you are going to serve as a Command Team Advisor or Family Readiness Assistant. Command Team Advisors and Family Readiness Assistants are an important part of the family readiness program and assist in a variety of ways.

PII/OPSEC TRAINING

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

MARCH 21, 3 PM - 4 PM YUJO HALL

MARCH 30, 8 AM - 4 PM

This workshop teaches you what PII is, how to successfully secure it, and how to maintain operational security. This training is designed to meet the requirements associated with serving on your unit’s Command Team.

Marines, this L.I.N.K.S. workshop is all for you! We will provide the essentials that every service member needs to make the most of their military journey. You will learn about all of the wondrous resources and benefits available to you, pay and budgeting, potential career paths, volunteer opportunities, and much more. Talk to your Command or FRO today to request to join us!

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS FOR JAPANESE SPOUSES MARCH 15, 10 AM - NOON, CROSSROADS CAFÉ MARCH 29, 10 AM - NOON, YUJO HALL

Are you a Japanese spouse looking for an opportunity to improve your communication skills while practicing your English? Well, this interactive and fun class is for you! We are also looking for volunteer spouses to facilitate English conversation. Please contact MCFTB for details or to sign up as a volunteer. 日本人配偶者コミュニケーションクラス クロスロードカフェ&友情ホール

BASIC STRESS MANAGEMENT: COLOR YOUR WORLD

JUNIOR NINJA TRAINING (READINESS FOR KIDS AND PARENTS)

MARCH 21, 10 AM – NOON, CROSSROADS CAFÉ

THURSDAY APRIL 13, 3-5 PM, CAPODANNO HALL

Playtime isn’t just for kids! Coloring can help you recharge, relax, and also get creative. Enjoy conversations, learn something new, and unwind with art as you tap into your inner Picasso. Join us for adult coloring, coffee, and conversation, to expand and Color Your World!

OPEN TO ALL SOFA KIDS AGES 3-10,

英語を学んで、コミュニケーション力を高めませんか? 気

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

軽に誰でも参加出来るような英会話やゲームをして楽し

MARCH 23, 2-4 PM, KINTAI BRIDGE AREA

めるクラスです。また、英語を教えてくださるボラン

Have you ever been puzzled by someone’s reaction to your communication with them? Why did they become so defensive? Communication is so much more than what we say. The activities this workshop offers, provide a wonderful opportunity to better understand people and improve the effectiveness of your communication. We will gather at Yujo Hall and caravan to the location off base, departing together at 2 PM. (Rain alternate date : Mar 31).

ティアも募集しています。クラスへの参加希望、またはボラ ンティアに興味のある方、連絡をお待ちしています。

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT MARCH 28 11 AM – NOON, YUJO HALL

Conflict is a natural part of life that we can’t always control. However, you can control how you handle it. This class will focus on becoming aware of conflict, understanding the causes of conflict, and how to appropriately address and manage conflict in everyday situations.

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ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT SIGN-UP STARTS MARCH 10

Calling all ninja recruits! Join Marine Corps Family Team Building and learn how to be a good ninja kid in the Marine Corps or Navy. Meet ninjas, enjoy a ninja show, crafts, games, challenges, snacks and more! Come dressed as a ninja or warrior. Reservations are required; space is limited to 25.


WHILE STATIONED

in Iwakuni

by Miyuki Gray, Marine Corps Family Team Building

Why is it important for people to volunteer in our community? Volunteering supports the many valuable programs on installation and Marine Corps Leadership goals, and can help personal and professional growth. The opportunity to volunteer comes in many forms: coaching children in sports activities; welcoming new families to your unit; or becoming a L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Mentor, sharing your experiences with spouses new to the military. These are all great ways to volunteer aboard MCAS Iwakuni. Your volunteer work supports your friends, neighbors, schools, and ultimately makes a better community. Volunteering benefits you personally as well. Your volunteer experience can help you get a job in the future by adding new and valuable work experiences and networking opportunities. Use your talents to make positive impacts.

What is the PVSA? It is the premier volunteer awards program, recognizing those who volunteer through presidential gratitude and national recognition. Have you ever tracked your volunteer hours before? Can you imagine if you track all your volunteer hours in your lifetime, how many total hours you could have? Starting this year, there is a way to track your volunteer hours. Through the President’s Volunteer Service Award, your lifetime service will be recognized and tracked. Even if you move back to the states, your volunteer records will be there to continue to accumulate your hours. You just need to contact the volunteer programs office at your new installation. Any U.S. citizen ages 14 and older is eligible for this program. Registering for the PVSA is easy; tracking your time is easy- get started now. For more information on the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Passport to Volunteering or Volunteer Management Training, Call MCFTB§ 253-6439.

Marine Corps Family Team Building is now a “cer tif ying organization” for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).

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KIDS & PARENTS

TEENS & TWEENZ

CHILD CARE

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

The following services are for daytime child care. Contact the facility for information on prices. Special event childcare and after regular hours available by request only.

YOUTH & TEEN CENTER (YTC)

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTY

253-5549/4803

MARCH 24, 3-4 PM

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

Come celebrate your birthday with cake and ice cream for everyone as we honor our members born this month. Open to all youth ages 10-18 enrolled in High School.

TRIPLE PLAY ACTIVITIES MONDAY - THURSDAY, 4-7 PM

At the Youth & Teen Center, youth can play games and hang out in a safe and fun environment. Our programs engage participants in interactive activities that reinforce important skills such as reading, writing, speaking, listening, using computers and problem solving.

TRIPLE PLAY HEALTHY HABITS

FINE ARTS EXHIBIT PROGRAM MARCH 3, 11 AM - 3 PM CLUB IWAKUNI

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

WEDNESDAYS, 4-5 PM

ASIA OVERSEAS REGIONAL ARTS EXHIBIT

Healthy Habits is designed to teach youth the benefits of healthy eating and being physically active. Youth will learn to adopt healthier habits through fun and engaging activities. With encouragement, participants will start to make positive changes in their personal health choices.

MARCH 3, 11 AM - 3 PM

SAMURAI KEYSTONE MEETING/SOCIAL FRIDAYS, 5-7:30 PM

Interested teens ages 13-18 come out and participate in a forum to have your ideas heard and make our Teen Program better than ever!

TORCH CLUB MEETING MARCH 9, 2-3 PM

This club is for boys and girls ages 10-12 and is geared towards youth accomplishing 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. If two heads are better than one, let’s get together, gather ideas and make our youth program better than ever.

SMART GIRLS MEETING MARCH 16, 2-3 PM

Smart Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls ages 10-12. Field trips and mentoring opportunities are planned with mothers and adult female staff.

PASSPORT TO MANHOOD MARCH 24, 3-4:30 PM

Come out and address issues designed for young men ages 10-15. Passport addresses such issues as decision-making, wellness, cooperation and conflict. There will be food, plenty of fun and good friends. No registration is required and there is no fee.

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC) 253-5584

The CDC offers full day, part day preschool, and hourly care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age (not enrolled in Kindergarten).

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

SAC provides before and after school, as well as extended hours, childcare for school age children (ages 5-12). They also provide full day care during summer, winter, and spring breaks.

CLUB IWAKUNI BALLROOM

The Youth and Teen Center will proudly host the Asia Overseas Regional Arts Exhibit to showcase Fine Art and Photography Art from local winners throughout the Asia Pacific Region. Pieces chosen will be sent to Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Sony for judging at the National Level.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB WEEK MARCH 27-31

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

YOUTH CULTURE EVENTS

TRIPLE PLAY HEALTHY HABITS WEDNESDAYS, 4-5 PM

Healthy Habits is designed to teach youth the benefits of eating right and being physically active.

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTY MARCH 24, 4-5 PM

Celebrate your birthday with cake, games and friends as we honor members born this month.

253-4803/6454

HINA DOLL FESTIVAL

MC PERRY ELEMENTARY

MARCH 4, 10 AM – 3:30 PM

Come join us as we travel to the Hina Doll Festival in Shunan City. At this cultural event you will dress in kimono, make Japanese rice cakes, and experience tea ceremonies. First come, first serve sign-up at the Youth and Teen Center.

SHIMONOSEKI AQUARIUM TRIP MARCH 11, 8 AM – 6 PM

Located in Shimonoseki City, this Marine Science Museum has dolphin, sea lion and penguin shows waiting just for you! First come, first serve sign-up starts March 2. Admission Fee: ¥700 for students and ¥1,700 for adults.

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OUTSTANDING READERS KINDERGARTEN

Ashton Garcia FIRST GRADE

Sophia Parson THIRD GRADE

Ricardo Fernandez FOURTH GRADE

Tida Curley FIFTH GRADE:

Ethan Kowalski SIXTH GRADE

Demetris Saunders


KIDS & PARENTS

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

NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NPSP)

FREE MOVIE THURSDAYS

SCHOOL LIAISON

3RD THURSDAY, 2 PM - 3:30 PM,

253-3691

253-5043

SAKURA ASSEMBLY HALL

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.

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.

Come and join New Parent Support Program for a fun movie day where a kid can just be a kid. Come and see what New Parent Support Program is all about.

YOUTH SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM Know the ropes of living in Japan? Become a Youth Sponsor. Make a positive impact of the life of another military youth or teen. New to Iwakuni? Make new friends and learn about your new duty station by participating in this rewarding opportunity.

HOME / OFFICE VISITATION NPSP Home Visitors work with families in a one-on-one setting to enhance their parenting skill and provide supports to parents. Home visitors help families cope with stress, isolation, deployment, and everyday demands of parenthood. Visits may be conducted in your home, at our office, or a location convenient to you. Call for more information.

LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES 1ST THURSDAY, NOON - 1 PM, BLDG. 411, RM. 231

This hour-long informal session, held the first Thursday of each month, gives parents and families the chance to learn more about resources and programs on base geared for expecting parents and those with children ages birth - five years.

NPSP ORIENTATION 1ST MONDAY, NOON - 1 PM, BLDG. 411 RM. 231

Come out and see what the New Parent Support Program has to offer. During the orientation you will have a chance to ask questions, sign up for classes and much more!

BREAST PUMP EDUCATION CLASS

LIBRARY MUSICAL MONDAYS

FAMCAM LOFT

A fun interactive play group that includes music and movement for both parent and child. Learn more about ages and stages, how to have fun with your child, games, songs and other helpful topics. For children ages two - five.

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

FREE PLAY

BABY INTO BOOKS MARCH 6, 13 & 27, 10-10:30 AM

Want to spend time with your child and play, or schedule a playdate, but don't know where to go? Come to NPSP Center every Tuesday and Thursday. Our center is open for one hour so that your child can play, or bring a friend for a playdate. Must register with NPSP; maximum of six children.

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

WEDNESDAYS, 10:30-11:30 AM, CHAPEL NURSERY

HOSPITAL TOUR WITH DR. SHOJI 3RD TUESDAY, 1-3 PM, MEET IN BLDG. 411 LOBBY

If you are delivering your baby in Iwakuni, we can provide an overview of available obstetrical services and a tour of the birthing facility. Meet in Bldg 411 first floor.

Going on a road trip in Japan or TAD? A Playaway is a small digital audio player already pre-loaded with an audio book.

BLDG. 411 RM 231

TODDLERS AND TUNES

This interactive class provides information and coping mechanisms for your infant’s uncontrollable crying as well as a follow-up plan with ongoing smartphone assistance and reminders. For expecting parents and those with children ages birth to six months.

PLAYAWAYS

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 10 - 11 AM

1ST MONDAY, 11 AM - NOON, BLDG. 411 ROOM 231

2ND TUESDAY, 1-2 PM, BLDG. 411 RM.217

253-3078

MONDAYS, 9 AM - 9:45 AM, BLDG. 411 RM. 231

Come and join a group of nursing moms with similar challenges and success stories while we discuss various methods of maintaining and increasing your milk supply while renting one of our hospital grade breast pumps.

PERIOD OF PURPLE CRYING CLASS

MCAS IWAKUNI SCHOOL LIAISON

A fun, interactive playgroup that includes music and movement for both parent and child (ages: birth to two years). Learn more about ages and stages, how to have fun with your child, games, songs, and other helpful topics.

WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN (WIC) 253-4928

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

EARLY LITERACY STORYTIME TUESDAYS, 1-1:45 PM

Help your preschooler get ready for their first day of school! Have fun with stories, crafts, and activities that help your three five year old build early literacy skills.

DANGEROUS KIDS CLUB WEDNESDAYS, 2:45-4:15 PM

An after school club for children in grades three - eight to learn new things that are practical and fun from "The Dangerous Book for Boys" and "The Daring Book for Girls." Adventure awaits!

SENSORY STORY TIME MARCH 9 & 23, 11-11:45 AM

These sessions provide an opportunity for children ages two - five who find it challenging to participate in a large group or are prone to sensory overload to participate in storytime.

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Laugh,Learn and Play the Japanese Way! Iwakuni

LITTLE ANGEL

Station

FUJI

Iwakuni Police Station

Child day care

188

MCAS Iwakuni

Iwakuni City Office

CHILD DAYCARE

Since1987

Full day care Hourly care 2 months−5 years old

Monday-Friday

7:00AM- 8:00PM

Saturday

8:00AM- 8:00PM

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• Experienced & certified caretakers • Full day & hourly care available • Daily hands-on activities • Perfect opportunity for your child to have a multicultural experience • Evaluation visits welcome

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LITTLE ANGEL Nafco

MON - FRI 7 AM - 7 PM SAT & Japanese Holiday 8 AM - 6 PM

0827-31-8506


THEMED

DJ NIGHTS

Officer’s Club 7 PM - Midnight • K-Bar 7 PM - 1 AM • Landing Zone 7 PM - 2 AM

1st Friday

2nd Friday

3rd Friday

4th Friday

Latin Night

Country Night

Old School Night

Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

§253-5416

MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES

IWAKUNI STAY CONNECTED

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Get Involved in Upcoming Events Share Ideas & Suggestions Discover Other MCCS Fan Pages

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Onyasai

SHABU SHABU

THIN SLICES OF MEAT BOILED WITH VEGETABLES AND DIPPED IN SAUCE Open Every Day: 5 PM - Midnight All-You-Can-Eat starting at ¥3,218 (with tax) All-You-Can-Eat & Drink starting at ¥4,320 (with tax) Free Two Hour Parking • Credit Cards Accepted

www.onyasai.com (0827)24-7117

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6 Chome 10-27, Marifu, Iwakuni

CYCLING SALOON

HIROSHIGE

4 Floors of Bikes & Accessories PINARELLO • SPECIALIZED TREK • CANNONDALE MAVIC • SHIMANO 14-22 Tenjin, Yanai 0820.22.0645

www.unimat-golf.jp/hiroshimanishi/course.html

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

R-289 2 km

2 km

HNCC

R-289

R-186

8 km from Yasaka Dam

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

Relaxing high-class hotel beside Kintai Bridge

Iwakuni Kokusai Kanko Hotel

・Located at the historical castle town in Iwakuni ・Relaxing

and luxurious atmosphere with excellent seasonal views of Kintai Bridge

・Authentic

Szechuan and Japanese restaurants inside

・Outdoor public spa baths with views of Kintai Bridge or Iwakuni Castle

Japanese Restaurant

2F

Szechuan Restaurant

3F

R186

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

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

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

¥ 7,820 (weekdays) ¥ 11,380(Sat, Sun & Japanese Holidays)

We accept credit cards:

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

open everyday 11:00~14:30(LO 13:45), 17:00~21:30(LO 20:30) hot spring day use

(11:00~22:00) FREE PARKING 60cars 1-1-7 Iwakuni, Iwakuni-shi TEL (0827)43-1111 www.iwakunikankohotel.co.jp

←Iwakuni Sta. Kintaikyo Bus Center Iwakuni Kokusai Kanko Hotel

Iwakuni IC ↓


OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY LUNCH 11 AM - 3 PM / DINNER 5-10 PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11 AM - 10 PM (no break) Reservation & Take-Out

Free refills on naan & Free parking

Indian Pasta, Vegetarian menu, Party menu Available U.S. dollar & credit cards accepted

SET MENU (sales tax included) Lunch ¥800 - ¥950 Dinner ¥1,550 (starting from)

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

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§ 0827-21-2926

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Yamabiko Ramen  Kintai Bridge

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Welcome to Kintai Bridge

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Iwakuni City View Hotel

Iwakuni Train Station

Gyu-Kaku JAPANESE STYLE GRILLED BEEF RESTAURANT Route 2 Iwakuni City P View Hotel

Route 188

Iwakuni

OPEN DAILY, 5 PM - MIDNIGHT TEL: 0827-30-4129

All-You-Can-Eat & Drink Menu: Starting at ¥4,212 (tax included) English menu available • Free 2-hour parking • Credit Cards Accepted


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! Lunch: ¥810 (sales tax included & starting from) Dinner: ¥1404 (sales tax included & starting from) Ganesh ca

3-13-26 Marifu, Iwakuni

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Monday - Friday 11 AM - 3 PM & 5-10 PM Saturday & Sunday 11 AM - 10 PM Free Parking Ticket Available

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NEWYear,

New CAREER:

Are you Ready for the

Interview? by Denise Olsen & Sheri Surels, MCCS Recruitment Specialists

Congratulations!! You just received notification your résumé was accepted and you now have an interview for the job you applied for. Now, let’s get you ready for that interview.

First, let’s go over your attire. As you probably know, first impressions are very important. First impressions take seconds for a complete stranger to either have a positive or negative opinion of you based on appearance; so it is vital to understand the ins and outs of interview attire. This is not the time to experiment with your wardrobe or hairstyle. If you are unsure about your outfit, ask a friend for their opinion. Or stick to the best rule of thumb, business casual. Business casual can be interpreted as khakis and a nice shirt and tie, or a dress with proper shoes to go with it. A splash of color is all that is needed. No loud patterns or colors, as they can be a distraction to the interview panel. The best advice I was given when I was younger was to always dress one notch above what is deemed suitable for the position. Now that we have your outfit covered, let’s go over how to prepare for the in-

terview. Remember, it is totally normal to be nervous, everyone is! The best way to calm your nerves is to prepare for the interview. Just like an exam, you don’t go in without studying and hope for an A. The more you study, the more prepared you are; an interview is no different. Before the interview, go over the Position Description and research the department you will potentially be working for. Make sure you understand their mission and who they are here to support. The more you know, and more prepared you are, the less nervous you will be. Another helpful idea is to ask a friend, or spouse to do a mock interview with you. Have them ask you questions about prior work experience, your strengths, and what areas you can improve. Personal & Professional Development also offers classes and resources to improve your interviewing skills. At the end of the interview you typically will have a chance to ask the panel questions regarding the position. Make sure you have at least two questions either written down or prepared in your head. Some suggestions are, “What are some of the challenges this posi-

tion will face?” “What is a normal work day?” “What are you looking for in an applicant to fill this role?” Show you put some thought into the interview and prepare yourself the best you possibly could. One last tip, if you know a member or members on the interview panel act as if you have never met them before. Do not assume that they already know your skills or experience. An interview is a time for you to highlight and show all of your knowledge and what you can bring to the organization. Make sure you show you will be an asset to the team. Follow the tips above and you’ll be ready to ace your next interview. Ready. Set. Go!

Interview Skills

March 31, 1 - 4 PM, Bldg. 411 Room 123

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 § 253-6439 to sign up

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CELEBRATION

April 1

1 - 4 PM Amphitheater behind Crossroads Inclement weather site: Ironworks Gym Sports Courts

To celebrate and honor military children through the gift of meaningful time. We will have entertainment, games, demonstrations, giveaways and fun-filled activities for everyone. No US Govt, USMC or MCCS endorsement of commer cial sponsors is implied.


DIRECTORY

RECREATION

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

ENTERTAINMENT CLUB IWAKUNI Bldg 600 SPECIAL EVENTS Bldg 625

253-5416 253-3727

STRIKE ZONE BOWLING CENTER Bldg 1333 253-3495 Sun-Thu: 11 AM - 10 PM Fri-Sat: 11 AM - Midnight STRIKE ZONE PRO SHOP Bldg 1333 253-3495 Daily 11 AM - 9 PM THE 11TH FRAME Mon-Thu: 5-11 PM Fri-Sat: 3 PM - 1 AM Sun: 3-11 PM SAKURA ASSEMBLY HALL Bldg 625 253-4002 Movie Line-up 253-4067 Opens 30 mins. before show time.

FOOD 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. CROSSROADS CAFE & BASKIN ROBBINS Bldg 410 Daily: 6 AM - 8:30 PM EAGLE'S NEST Bldg 600

253-5416 253-3363 253-3111 253-4110

253-4778

JD’S GRILLE Bldg 600 253-3363 Breakfast: Mon-Sat 6:30-11 AM Lunch: Mon-Sat 11 AM - 2 PM Dinner: Sun-Thur 4:30-10 PM Fri & Sat 4:30-11 PM Sunday Brunch, 8 AM - 2 PM To Go

253-3363

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 - 9:30 PM Fri & Sat: 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM MOBILE CANTEEN Route Information

253-4108

PIZZA HUT Bldg 410 Take-Out Orders 253-4915 Sun - Thur: 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM Fri - Sat: 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM Delivery Orders 253-3943 Sun - Thur: 11 AM - 9 PM Fri - Sat: 11 AM - 10 PM. SOBA EXPRESS Bldg 410 Mon-Fri: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM Closed weekends SUBWAY Bldg 410 Delivery Orders Mon - Thu: 7 AM - 9 PM Fri: 7 AM - 10 PM Sat: 9 AM - 10 PM Sun: 9 AM - 9 PM TACO BELL Bldg 410 Sun: 10:30 AM - 9 PM Mon-Thu: 7 AM - 9 PM Fri & Sat: 7 AM - 10 PM

253-7827

COMMUNITY COUNSELING PROGRAM (CCP) Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6553

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

253-5460

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

253-4966

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

GROUP FITNESS Bldg 1010 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM

253-5126

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

HEALTH PROMOTION Bldg 1010 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM

253-6359

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

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

253-3067

IronWorks GYM FRONT DESK Bldg 1010 253-6578 Mon-Fri: 4 AM - 11 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 7 AM - 10 PM IronWorks NORTH FRONT DESK 253-3611/3617 LIBRARY Bldg 411, 3F 253-3078 Mon-Thu: 9 AM - 9 PM Fri: 9 AM - 8 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 9 AM - 5 PM OUTDOOR RECREATION 253-3822 GEAR ISSUE 253-3842 Bldg 1010 Mon-Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 8 AM - 4 PM POOL - INDOOR Bldg 1010 253-5520 Mon-Fri: 5 AM - 9 PM Sat: 9 AM - 9 PM Sun & Hol: 11 AM - 9 PM (Closed: Tue & Thu: 1-3 PM) RUNS & EVENTS Bldg 1010 SEMPER FIT ADMIN Bldg 1010 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM

253-5654 253-5880

FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM (FAP) Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 FAMILY MEMBER EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-6439 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM INFORMATION REFERRAL & RELOCATION SERVICES Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-6161 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING (MCFTB) Bldg 1104 253-3542/3754/7090 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 101 253-6439 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM RETIRED AFFAIRS OFFICE Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6439 SCHOOL AGE CENTER (SAC) Bldg 558 253-4769 Mon-Fri: 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM SCHOOL LIAISON Bldg 360 Rm 24

253-3691

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

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & PREVENTION Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-5260

SMP HORNET’S NEST Bldg 1347 Open 24/7

TRANSITION ASSISTANCE Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-6439 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

253-3585

SMP MARINE LOUNGE Bldg 410, 2F 253-5368 Sun-Thu: 10 AM - Midnight Fri, Sat & Hol: 10 AM - 2 AM WOOD HOBBY SHOP Bldg 1345 253-5320 Mon & Tue:11 AM - 8 PM Fri & Sat: 11 AM - 8 PM Sun: Noon - 8PM (Closed Wed & Thu) YOUTH SPORTS Bldg 1010 253-3239/5777 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM YOUTH & TEEN CENTER(YTC) Bldg 443 253-5549/4803 Mon-Thurs: 2:30-7 PM Fri: 2:30-8 PM Sat: Noon - 8 PM, (Closed Sun & Holidays)

ACTIVE DUTY & FAMILY SUPPORT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (Prevention, Education & Outreach) Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM CAREER RESOURCES Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-6439 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC) Bldg 637 & 636 253-5584 Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM CHILDREN, YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAM Bldg 553 253-5549 Mon-Wed: 2:30-7 PM Thur: 1:30-7 PM Fri: 2:30-7 PM Sat: Noon-5 PM NO School Days: 9 AM-7 PM Federal Holidays: CLOSED

VETERANS ASSISTANCE (VA) Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-6439 By Appointment VICTIM ADVOCATE PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 24-Hour Helpline 090-9978-1033 WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN (WIC) Bldg 411 Rm 110 253-4928 YOUTH CULTURAL PROGRAM Bldg 443 253-4803 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM

SHOPPING & SERVICES CHUBB INSURANCE Torii Pines Town Ctr 253-3777 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Closed Sat, Sun & Holidays) AMERICABLE Bldg 410 253-2288 24Hour Tech Support 046-896-2288 Mon-Sat: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM BARBER SHOP (MAIN) Torii Pines Town Ctr 253-4728 Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM (Closed Thur & Hol) Sat & Sun: 8 AM - 5 PM BARBER SHOP (NORTHSIDE) Bldg 1350 253-4747 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM (Closed Wed) Sat & Sun: 8 AM - 5 PM "BARKING LOT" KENNEL Bldg 1009 253-3588 Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 6 PM (Closed Sat, Sun & Holidays) EXCHANGE NEW CAR SALES Bldg 446 253-4715 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM Sun: 11 AM - 5 PM

FOUR SEASONS GIFT SHOP Torii Pines Town Ctr 253-3895 HEAD TO TOE BEAUTY SALON Torii Pines Town Ctr 253-4708 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 7 PM (Closed Sun & Holidays) LAUNDERETTE Bldg 705 Open 24/7 Customer Service 253-4782 Mon- Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM MARINE CORPS EXCHANGE (MCX) (Military Clothing Sales, Sight & Sound) Bldg 446 253-5641 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 8 PM Sun & Hol:10 AM - 6 PM 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 Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM - 10 PM Sat & Sun: 8 AM - 10 PM MARINE MART - MCX Bldg 446 253-4792 Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM - 10 PM Sat & Sun: 8 AM - 10 PM SERVICES + Torii Pines Town Ctr Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM

253-4723

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 Torii Pines Town Ctr 253-4742 Mon-Sat: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Closed Sun & Holidays) STORAGE UNITS Bldg 1350 253-4385 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 6 PM Sat: 8 AM - 4:30 PM Units open 24/7 THRIFT STORE 253-4711 TANAKA OPTICAL Torii Pines Town Ctr Tue-Sat 10 AM - 5 PM Sun & Mon Closed

253-3582

MCXTREME BIKES & MORE Torii Pines Town Ctr 253-2453 Mon - Sat: 10 AM - 8 PM; Sun & Holidays: 10 AM - 6 PM

TRAVEL & AUTO

AUTO SKILLS CENTER Bldg 1350 253-5325 Tue-Fri: Noon - 6 PM Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM Sun : 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Mon) GAS STATION Bldg 1351 Open 24/7

253-4517

24 HOUR CAR WASH Bldg 1350 Open 24/7 HIROSHIMA AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE Bldg 410 253-4377 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Sat: 9:30 AM - 3 PM (Closed Sun & Holidays)

VEHICLE RENTAL Bldg 1350 Daily: 8 AM - 8 PM

253-4245

LODGING TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY (TLF) Inns of the Corps at Torii Pines Town Center

Open 24/7

253-3221

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES DESIGN Bldg 410 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM

253-5147

EXECUTIVE OFFICE Bldg 410 253-3424 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM FINANCE Bldg 410 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM

253-3336

HUMAN RESOURCES Bldg 410 253-3030 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Employee Development Bldg 411 Rm 125 253-4841 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM MCCS MOTOR POOL Bldg 1350 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM PREVIEW MAGAZINE Marketing Dept Bldg 410 253-5284 Digital Media 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/Cell 119/0827-21-7700 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 Secure Message www.RelayHealth.com Doctor Advice Line 253-5572 Medical Appts 253-3445 Dental Appts 253-3174/3331 Medication Refills 046-816-4689 Pharmacy 253-3010 Marine Med Home 253-3233 CHAPLAIN Station Chapel Duty Chaplain

253-3371 080-6612-9244

COMMISSARY Bldg 450

253-5586

HOUSING Bldg 200 Kintai Inn BOQ 253-4908 Self Help Trouble Desk

253-5541 253-3181 253-3528 253-3131

IPAC Information 253-4529 MC PERRY SCHOOLS (DoDEA) Elementary 253-3327 High School 253-5448

IACE TRAVEL Bldg 410 253-3942/3841 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM (Closed Sat, Sun & Holidays)

PMO Desk Sergeant SJA 253-5591

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

RED CROSS Bldg 1100 Rm 110

253-4525

VETERINARIAN Bldg 1009

253-6471

253-3303

MILITARY AUTO SALES Mon - Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM Sun: 11 AM - 5 PM TYPHOON MOTORS AUTO SERVICE Bldg 1350 253-4385 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 6 PM Sat: 8 AM - 4:30 PM (Closed Sun & Holidays)

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MCAS IWAKUNI

MARCH 2017

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Preview Magazine - March 2017  

Monthly publication produced by MCCS Iwakuni Marketing for military, civilian and family members stationed aboard MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.

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