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THE LEGEND OF THE CHINESE NEW YEAR POST HOLIDAY BLUES OPERATION EDUCATION ARE YOU LISTENING? NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION NATIONAL DRUG FACTS WEEK MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES // IWAKUNI, JAPAN

FOCUSING

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ON THE NEW YEAR WITH MCCS TIPS & TRICKS FOR ASPIRING SHUTTERBUGS

ON THE COVER: DANIELLE Cテ,ERES TAKES IN THE FEATURES AT KIKKO PARK WITH MCCS.


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6 Course Meal Including Main Course

Surf and Turf Au Poivre

A mouth watering broiled lobster tail and grilled Filet Mignon with our peppercorn, cognac cream sauce.

Per Couple: $90 Talbots Dining Room

Tickets available at SNCO Cage from January 19. Limited to 25 couples. Call 253-3363 for details.

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CONTENTS JANUARY 2013

FEATURES

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The Legend of the Chinese New Year

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Post-Holiday Blues

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Operation Education

Long ago, in ancient China, a ferocious monster once terrorized the land... What can you do if you start to notice you are not feeling your best, you are a little grumpy, angry, sad or just out of sorts? How do you start the exciting new journey to getting a college degree? Break down the process into less intimidating chunks, and you will be attending college before you know it!

you Listening? 30 Are When is the last time we really listened? Year's Resolution 31 New Tips to help you to succeed with your New Year's Resolution Drug Facts Week 33 National Teens will have the opportunity to ask questions they may be reluctant to ask family or friends.

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Are you ready for 2013 COMMANDER'S CUP ENDURANCE CHALLENGE?

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FOCUSING ON THE NEW YEAR WITH MCCS Tips & Tricks for Aspiring Shutterbugs

RESOURCES

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Base Activities Around Japan IronWorks Gym Wellness Services Kids & Parents

REGULARS

SMP Regional Attractions Group Fitness

日本語カレンダー MCCS Major Events

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Direct from the Director

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MCX Promotions Entertainment Directory

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LETTER FROM THE MCCS DIRECTOR

PREVIEW Magazine is a monthly magazine published by Marine Corps Community Services’ Marketing Department 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.

DIRECT DIRECTOR from the

MCCS DIRECTOR John E. Iwaniec MCCS DEPUTY DIRECTOR Robert E. Johnston SUPPORT DIVISION DIRECTOR CW05 Vincent Endresen MARKETING OFFICER Sean McHenry BROADCAST MANAGER J. Michael Browning PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST Karma Rich MARKETING COORDINATORS Ryan Curtis Kelly Palmer LEAD DESIGNER Tina Hong-Sandmel PREVIEW EDITOR Jong Park GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Sus Fukushima Rachel Inopiquez AUDIO/VIDEO SPECIALIST Jacob Hatter MARKETING ASSISTANT Jenna West COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES Atsuko Maeda Kanji Niue

The New Year gives all of us an opportunity to reflect, assess and move forward with renewed perspective, vision and vigor. The programs MCCS features this month align with both our individual and collective goals to start the year off in a positive and healthy way. On January 3, 10, 17 & 24, the library (253-3078) hosts their New Year, New Hobby program and on January 26, Health Promotions (253-5051/5126) presents their Women on Weights (WOW) program. Health Promotions and the New Parent Support Program also feature their Baby Expo on January 26. Many of you may have put aside travel to spend the hectic holiday season with family and friends; both Outdoor Recreation and ITT have your post holiday travel answer. Outdoor Recreation (253-3822) offers two ski trips; one on January 12 to Geihoku and one on January 26 to Saioto. On January 18, you can ski Nagano with the ITT team (253-4377). Martin Luther King Day falls on January 21; Intramural Sports (253-3067) is hosting a Basketball tournament for those looking for something athletic during the holiday, while Club Iwakuni (253-5416) prepares a special buffet for the community. Club Iwakuni wraps up the month with a winter buffet on January 25. This issue of Preview includes several articles highlighting opportunities to press restart in several areas of our lives to include education goals, financial planning, improving communication skills and even shaking off the post holiday blues. As we look through the pages this month, I am sure each of us will find an area of interest to help us start 2013 with renewed spirit. Thank you for your continued readership and I wish you a Happy New Year on behalf of all of us at MCCS.

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: 0827-79-4169 or DSN 253-4169. Uncredited photography were provided by MCCS employees or stock photography websites. Persons interested in contributing images may contact the Marketing Office at 253-5284. この基地内月間情報誌「プレヴュー」に広告を 掲載されませんか?電光掲示板やモニターな ど基地内のその他の媒体による広告や基地 内イベントへの協賛および協賛広告(スポン サーシップ)も募集しています。詳細はMCCS マーケティングの下記連絡先にお問い合わ せください。日本語での対応も可能です。連 絡先:基地外から: 0827-79-5715、基地内線 253-5715. www.mccsiwakuni.com/sponsorship

Giving Our Best “Semper Fi” John Iwaniec Marine Corps Community Services Director

WHO WE ARE NAME: DANA GATES P OSITION: FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE MANAGER “The diverse and challenging nature of my job is the most enjoyable part of my daily work day in MCAS Iwakuni.”

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YOUTH SPORTS FLAG FOOTBALL held on November 24th. Get up-to-date information on Youth Sports at Facebook, "MCCS Iwakuni Youth Sports".

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MCX PROMOTIONS

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mCX advertising is part of your benefits as a member of the Us military family. to opt in or out of receiving mailings or emails, please contact us by email: mcxhelp@usmc-mccs.org or phone: (877) 803-2375. Be sure to include the mCX base location you patronize. if you would like more information about mCX, please visit our web page www.mymcx. com .

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SALES Check out online ads at www.mymcx.com

MCX Inventory Closures

January 15-24: Warehouse Pick-Up (Stock in MCX) January 22: North Marine Mart

January 23: Main MCX, Furniture Annex & South Marine Mart (South Marine Mart opens back on completion)

wine review: Hess Collection Chardonnay & Totts Brut Cuvee

MCX JANUARY WINE SPECIAL

HESS COLLECTION CHARDONNAY is made with 100% Chardonnay grapes that were aged nine months in French oak which is 30% new French oak. Monterey’s cooling fogs and Pacific coastal breezes across the mountains and valleys create an ideal climate for growing Chardonnay. These grapes were sourced from familyowned estate vineyards. This Chardonnay is both tropical and citrus forward that will complement a wide range of tangy, spicy and rich creamy cuisines. TOTTS BRUT CUVEE is one of America’s most popular

Champagne, err… Sparkling Wines. By law only the region of Champagne, France can name their Sparkling Wines a Champagne. Totts Brut Cuvee is a great value for high quality Sparkling Wines that are made in the charmat method. Wine Spectator rated this Sparkling Wine ‘very good’. An excellent price for budget minded celebrations for the holiday season. Brut indicates a medium dry style that is neither too dry nor too sweet. This light bubbly has a zingy finish to complement your brunch and even an afternoon cigar.

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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NIAN THE LEGEND OF THE CHINESE

NEW YEAR by Nikki Bennett, Community Writer

Long ago, in ancient China, a ferocious monster once terrorized the land. The origins of this monster aren’t clear; some say it came from the depths of the sea, some say from the tops of the highest mountains. But one thing was certain: wherever this monster went, terror and carnage ensued.

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he monster was known as the Nian and all feared it. It came to feed every spring and its favorite dish was human–preferably children. Villagers fled before it but the terrifying beast hunted them down, and every year several people fell victim to its ravenous appetite. The people finally decided they’d had enough– there must be some way to stop the Nian from gobbling up their populace. They were at a loss until one man–a monk–said he thought he knew how to stop the monster. This man was very wise and he thought the reason the Nian went crazy and rampaged through the villages was because the people all panicked and tried to run. Instead of doing this, he advised the people to confront the Nian. When asked how they could defeat such a ferocious beast, the monk laid out his plan. The Nian, he said, was afraid of loud noises and the color red. If, instead of running away, they could stand their ground and make lots of noise, they would scare the monster and drive him away. So the people got pots, pans, gongs, drums, bells and firecrackers together. They hung red cloth on their doors and draped red over anything they could find. This time, when the Nian barreled into their midst, they were ready. Every man, woman and child banged on pots or drums or rang the bells or let off the fireworks. They dressed in red robes and made as much noise as they could.

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Startled by all the color and clatter, the Nian retreated in confusion and people were spared. Every year the tradition continued. Today, it is known as the Chinese New Year. The spring festival itself is called “Nian” after the beast; the Lion Dance, part of the New Year ceremonies, portrays the monster’s first visits and the peoples’ victory against it. The Nian is described in several different ways–in some accounts it resembles a lion, in others a dog or ox, even a unicorn (although the Chinese version of a unicorn is not exactly the same as the European unicorn, which resembles a horse rather than a doglike creature.) In most Lion Dances, the Nian is represented by the colorful lion that bobs up and down to the drums and gongs. It is a symbol of the Chinese peoples’ triumph over adversity, the fortelling of new life and the coming of spring, and the chance to make a lot of loud noise and set off brilliant fireworks.

JAPAN HAS THREE MAIN CHINATOWNS WHERE YOU CAN WITNESS THE SPECTACLE AND FUN OF THE NIAN, OR CHINESE NEW YEAR. YOKOHAMA near Tokyo has a wonderful Chinatown. KOBE also boasts a beautiful little Chinatown, but NAGASAKI has a great Chinese New Year’s festival, and if you can make it down there and fight the crowds (and it is extremely crowded) you can experience the Nian firsthand. ITT offers a very popular trip to allow Iwakuni residents the chance to participate in this ancient and spectacular festival.

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Is your car

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Test Your Endurance

JAN 1- SEPT 3

Sign up at the Aquatics Office

PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE 8 MONTHS TO BIKE, SWIM AND RUN THE DISTANCE FROM KAGOSHIMA TO SAPPORO!

WINTERIZING SERVICE

Available Thru

2/28

GENERAL SAFETY CHECK HEATING AND ANTIFREEZE CHECK

(Service is not equivalent to a JCI Inspection.) Service offered by appointment only. O N L Y

$75

Call 253-4385 for details.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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Jewelry

CLUBS INDIAN JOE'S //OFFICERS

Happy Hour Every Friday 5-7 PM Variety DJ Friday Nights

K-BAR

//STAFF NCO Happy Hour Every Friday 6-8 PM Variety DJ Friday Nights

Class January

Every Saturday, 2-4 PM

Wood Hobby Shop $10 charge for class.

Additional fee for materials. Safety class required.

LANDING ZONE //JR. ENLISTED

Country Music Every Wednesday 8 PM - Midnight Urban Music Every Friday 8 PM - 2 AM Happy Hour Every Friday 7-9 PM Variety DJ Saturday Nights

BALLROOM //ALL RANKS

Latin Music Wednesday Nights Reggae Music First Friday

Call 253-5320 for details.

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FEBRUARY 13

IRONWORKS GYM AEROBICS ROOM Sign-up begins FEB 1

Country Music Third Saturday Urban Music Last Friday

Partner-activity based workout. Ages 16 and older. Limited to 15 couples MCCS CLUB IWAKUNI

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ENTERTAINMENT

BUYTHISNOTTHAT

Every 3rd Thursday of the month 9-10 AM at the commissary

Is it hard for you to select healthy foods while grocery shopping?

CLUB IWAKUNI SATISFYING EMPTY STOMACHS EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK.

Club Iwakuni dining events are held in the Grand Ballroom. For additional information, please call 253-5416.

A TASTE OF ITALY

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

Mongolian BBQ (Flames)

Let HEALTH PROMOTIONS take you on a FREE guided tour of the commissary to show you some of the healthier options available.

MONGOLIAN BBQ

Limited to 10 participants. Registration is required. Call Health Promotions at 253-6359 to register.

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

EVERY WEDNESDAY

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

WINTER

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warm up and grill in

5:30-8 PM | Adults $17.95 | Kids $8.95

CLUB IWAKUNI BALLROOM | ALL YOU CAN EAT!

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Feel empty and like something is missing?

Post Holiday

B L UES

by Michelle Northam Victim Advocate Prevention and Education Specialist

I know you want just a few more days off, another day to sleep in but you have to pull yourself up by

your bootstraps, try something new and change your “inner voice/self-talk”. An “inner voice/self-talk” is the same talk we tell ourselves at the gym when we say, “just one more mile”, or 2 more reps or maybe 10 more. That reccurring thought/voice is the one we have to pay attention to. Sometimes it is positive and sometimes it is negative. For example, “I’m so tired, there is nothing to do, I have so much to do, I miss my family/friends, I wish I was back in the States, I wish I had a job, I wish I didn’t have a job” and the list goes on. So if you start to notice you are not feeling your best, you are a little grumpy, angry, sad, or just out of sorts, what can you do?

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COMMUNITY

► Find your motivation to go back to work ▪ Prepare the night before; get your clothes and keys ready, review your work to-do list so that you won’t be so rushed and frazzled in the morning. ▪ Eat a well-balanced breakfast; Eating breakfast also kicks off your metabolism so that you can start working off that holiday weight gain. ► Organize your desk and email ▪ Get rid of spam; Trash all the unnecessities, make folders or color code by importance and place the emails in proper places. ▪ Tackle high priority items; Get this done right away and get them off your plate.

► Volunteer ▪ Nursing Homes, local school and Orphanages; Base Chapel 253-3371 or Calvary Chapel 082-728-4465 ► Connect with others ▪ Japanese American Society; 253-4744 or office@jas-iwakuni.org ▪ Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS); iwakunimops@yahoo.com or facebook.com/iwakunimops ▪ Ladies Tea group (American and Japanese); 253-3371 ▪ New Parent Support Program (NPSP); 253-5043 ▪ AWANA (Kindergarten - 12th grade); Wednesdays, 5:30 PM at Yujo Hall ► Take Classes ▪ Check the Preview magazine for all classes available. ▪ MCFTB; Relationship Building, Conflict Management and Interpersonal Communications classes. 253-3754 ▪ Behavioral Health; Parenting the School Age Child, Discipline, Anger & Stress Management, as well as Marriage Building. 253-4526

► Declutter your house A cluttered home can make you feel overwhelmed and unable to move forward in your thinking and activities. ► Play X-box live, or something that will get you moving. ► Play a game like chess or another game that challenges you. ► Get 8 full hours of sleep at night, your mind and body will thank you. ► Stop the Holiday Binge, time to bring back in those fruits and veggies.

KIDS ► Dance in your kitchen with your kids. ► Have a family meeting and come up with some new family traditions (ie: backwards dinner night – start with dessert and work your way back, or a family cooking night where everyone cooks together, dinner and a family movie night, see what kind of fun ideas you, your family and friends can create) ► Have races, play basketball, throw the ball, play card games or board games

► Arts & crafts, there are great ideas online and on Pinterest.

INDIVIDUAL ► Physical Activity; it doesn’t have to be running or lifting weights, just something that gets you in a positive mind-body balance. You could walk to work in the morning. ► Get some fresh air and a little sun, even if it’s overcast it is good to get outside and get some fresh air. ► Take time out of each day for yourself ► Look forward to something new Start planning – get excited about the future. Birthdays and special events – Celebrate friends, families and co-workers birthdays to beat the post holiday blues! Plan dinners, parties, and trips with friends and family, mark that calendar so you have something to look forward to.

Make sure your thoughts are positive, Today will be a great day, I can do this. It may seem that normal life pales in comparison to the hustle and bustle of the holidays. GET EXCITED about something. Life is short so make it a happy adventure! If the negative feelings, sadness and depression continue, please seek professional help.

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BASE ACTIVITIES

RETAIL & SERVICES MCX

FUJI OPTICAL

253-5641

253-4758

253-4708

BOOK STORE

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

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

Check out what we offer on the second floor of the MCX. Enjoy everyday savings of 30% off the cover price on all paperback and hard cover books along with 10% off magazines.

COMPUCARE 253-6751

Our service techs can remove viruses, back-up and recover data, improve software optimization and more.

HIROSHIMA AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE 253-4377

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

SERVICES+ 253-4723

MILITARY CLOTHING SALES STORE The MCX offers a full range of Marine Corps uniforms and a select number of Navy uniform items. A limited selection of items can also be found at the Northside Marine Mart. Special orders are available upon request.

SPECIAL ORDERS

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

For items you find online or in the Exchange catalog that you want to get through MCX take the product info to MCX Customer Service and we’ll ask our buyer if we can get it for you. It usually takes at least 3 business days to confirm availability. A 30% deposit is due when we open your special order, and the balance is due when you receive your special order.

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

PET BOARDING 253-3588

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

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

Have an old broken watch? Need a ring resized? Get it repaired at

Your home away from home.

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253-4385

253-3221

253-4742

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

STORAGE UNITS

TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY

STARCH AND STRIPES We provide laundering, dry cleaning, tailoring, alterations, mending and repairs. Laundering Fees: Additional 20% charge for 72 hour pick-up. (Tailor Shop Only) Next day pick-up is available for an additional 50% charge if items are dropped off by 2:30 PM and picked up the next day after 4 PM, additional 100% charge to drop off before 9:30 AM & pick-up the same day after 4 PM.

HEAD TO TOE SALON

WATCH & JEWELRY REPAIR TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 10 AM - 3 PM

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Please visit www.innsofthecorps.com for guaranteed room reservations. Our helpful desk clerks can be reached at DSN: 253-3221 COMM: 011-81-827-79-3221


BASE ACTIVITIES

AUTO

ENTERTAINMENT

AUTO SKILLS CENTER

JCI INSPECTION

253-5325

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

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

VEHICLE RE-SALE LOT

Play to 00! $ win 2,4

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Bingo

VEHICLE PRE-PURCHASE SAFETY INSPECTION

Every Monday in January For more information, please call 253-3363.

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

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

PROJECT BAY

253-4245

$6/DAY

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

DINING

SINGLE MARINE PROGRAM (SMP)

LUNCH GRAND BUFFET

See page 15.

253-4385

EARLY DROP OFF PLAN

MONDAY-THURSDAY, 6:30 AM -

SATURDAY, 11 AM - MIDNIGHT

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.

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 returned dirty or without a full tank of gas. There is no early drop-off for vehicles involved in accidents.

MIDNIGHT; FRIDAY, 6:30 AM - 2

THE ELEVENTH FRAME

AM; SATURDAY, 7 AM - 2 AM;

SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 3-11 PM;

SUNDAY, 7 AM - MIDNIGHT

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 3 PM - 1 AM

Serving your favorite American dishes. ITALIAN NIGHT

TORII VIDEO RENTAL

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

TYPHOON MOTORS

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

TOWING SERVICES MONDAY-SATURDAY, 8 AM - 4:30 PM CLOSED SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS

TITLE CHANGES Get your vehicle title changed for $45.

JCI LOANER VEHICLES Loaners are for JCI patrons and are limited to local usage within 30km of base. Vehicles available on a first come, first served basis.

VEHICLE RENTAL

AL T N E R CAR AL SPECI

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.

CLUB IWAKUNI

THEATER

253-5416/3363

253-5291

BINGO

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

Gather your friends for a chance to win $2,400. Every Monday except holidays.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, 11 AM - 1:30 PM

Serving a wide variety of salad, entrees, desserts, pastas and Asian dishes. JD'S GRILLE

TUESDAYS, 5-9 PM

Pick your favorite pasta ingredients and let us cook it for you. Salad and dessert included. MONGOLIAN NIGHT WEDNESDAYS, 5-9 PM

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

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

253-4700

XTREMEWORKS SKATE PARK 253-6578

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

WOOD HOBBY SHOP 253-5320 WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 11 AM - 1 PM

SUNDAYS, 10 AM - 2 PM

& 4-8 PM; SATURDAYS, 8 AM - 8

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

PM; SUNDAYS, NOON - 8 PM

SAFETY CLASS WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-6:30 PM; SATURDAYS, NOON - 1 PM

CATERING

MOBILE CANTEEN

253-3382

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

LIBRARY 253-3078

253-4108

Regularly scheduled runs throughout the air station, bringing food and beverages to work areas. Call for the schedule or to add your work center to the route.

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AROUND JAPAN

INFORMATION, TOURS & TRAVEL [ITT] 253-4377

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

OSAKA & KOBE OVERNIGHT TRIP JANUARY 12-13

SHIGAKOGEN, NAGANO SKI RESORT JANUARY 18-22

Enjoy the annual Chinese New Year celebration. The Chinese dragon dance, lion dance, acrobat show and more will be performed at the festival site. You will also have a chance to enjoy delicious Chinese food!

AKIYOSHI CAVE & SAFARI LAND MARCH 23, 8 AM - 6 PM PRICE: ADULT $77, AGES 12-15 $72, AGES 6-11 $48, AGES 4-5 $40, AGES 3 & UNDER $24

Enjoy one of the most spectacular caverns in the world and many exotic animals.

STRAWBERRY PICKING & MIYOSHI WINERY

SHIMONOSEKI AQUARIUM

JANUARY 26

BUS SEAT ONLY: ADULT $58, AGES 6-11 $37,

HUIS TEN BOSCH (DUTCH VILLAGE)

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

MARCH 30, 7 AM - MIDNIGHT BUS SEAT ONLY: ADULT $39, AGES 11 & UNDER

JANUARY 27

You will have a chance to see lots of sea creatures. Enjoy a dolphin show, a seal show and more!

SAPPORO SNOW FESTIVAL TRIP

KYOTO 2-DAY TRIP

FEBRUARY 2-5, 6:30 AM - 7 PM,

MARCH 9-10, 7 AM - 8:30 PM,

CONTACT ITT FOR PRICING

CONTACT ITT FOR PRICING

After checking into the hotel, enjoy your free time. IT&T tour guide will offer a short downtown walking tour. On Day 2, the IT&T guide offers a half day trip to Canal City “Otaru”. On Day 3, enjoy seeing the final stages of spectacular giant ice & snow sculpture carving. February 5th is the grand-opening day of the Sapporo Snow Festival. We will visit another festival site “Tsu Dome Site” before going back to the airport. You can also enjoy local foods in Hokkaido.

You will see beautiful temples, shrines and gardens here in Kyoto. The hotel is located in front of Kyoto Train Station near a shopping district including Starbucks and McDonald’s. We assure you that our Kyoto trip is an experience that you won’t want to miss!

HISTORICAL TOWN “BIKAN” & OUTLET MALL IN KURASHIKI

SASEBO NAVY BASE FEBRUARY 9, 7 AM - 11 PM BUS SEAT ONLY: AGES 12 & UP $38, AGES 11 & UNDER $26

Explore Sasebo Navy base and Sasebo's downtown area. Day tours are also optional.

MARCH 2, 8 AM- 5:30 PM

$32

Please purchase your 1-day pass when you arrive at the park. ITT tour guide will assist you to purchase your ticket, which covers almost all attractions, at the ticket window. You have free time until 7 PM to enjoy their wonderful shows and attractions including beautiful tulips!

KAGURA NIGHT MARCH 30, 3:30PM - MIDNIGHT PRICE: AGES 16 & UP $49, AGES 12-15 $46, AGES 6-11 $43, AGES 5 & UNDER $12 INCLUDES A ¥1000 MEAL TICKET, ONSEN

FERTILITY FESTIVAL OVERNIGHT

TICKET AND KAGURA SHOW TICKET

MARCH 15-16, 4 AM - 9 PM,

Enjoy a traditional Japanese opera“KAGURA” at a mountain village in Hiroshima Prefecture. You will see old style performances with beautiful traditional costumes followed by a photograph session. The village has souvenir stores, Japanese restaurants and Onsen or Japanese style bath-house. The 1-hour show starts at 8:30 PM. Don’t miss this opportunity!

CONTACT ITT FOR PRICING (FOR ADULTS ONLY)

During this annual 1500-year-old festival held in Aichi Prefecture, a giant phallus is carried to a shrine as an offering to pray for fertility. On the second day, we will take you to Nagoya Castle, a famous landmark.

TOKYO FUN TRIP MARCH 19-24 BUS SEAT ONLY: ADULT $162, AGES 11 &

HAKUBA, NAGANO SKI RESORT

UNDER $128.

FEBRUARY 15-19, CONTACT ITT FOR PRICING

Enjoy lunch and shopping at Yokosuka Naval Base before checking into the New Sanno Hotel. After check-in you have free time until check-out at 9 AM on March 24. We will visit famous sightseeing places such as Tokyo Tower, Asakusa Temple village and Odaiba Shopping Mall. ITT offers optional tours to Tokyo Disney Land/DisneySea tour also. Enjoy their fantastic shows and attractions. Everything you want to do is available in this megalopolis!

Nagano is the world famous ski resort where the Winter Olympic Games were held in 1998. There are many other fun activities such as private ski/snowboard lessons, kids ski camp, backcountry and snowshoe tours, cross-country skiing and more.

NAGASAKI LANTERN FESTIVAL OVERNIGHT FEBRUARY 23-24, 7 AM - 9:30 PM BUS SEAT ONLY: AGES 12 & UP $89, AGES 11 & UNDER $69

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CULTURAL ADAPTATION 253-6165

Let us help you transition smoothly to Japanese culture. We offer information on local events and customs as well as classes ranging from beginning Japanese to local cuisine cooking classes. Pre-registration for Cultural Adaptation classes and tours is required in person at Bldg. 411, Rm 101. Minimum of 5 people, otherwise trip will be cancelled. CULTURAL ADAPTATION

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Jan 8-11 11:40 AM - 1 PM Bldg. 411, Rm. 117

CULTURAL TRIP TO HIROSHIMA

PEACE MEMORIAL PARK AND HIROSHIMA CASTLE January 25, 9 AM - 4 PM

Entry level Japanese class to help you communicate with the locals.

INFORMATION & REFERRAL (I&R) 253-4197

I&R provides information and referrals to appropriate agencies on and off base and free coupons for the Commissary. We also have information on local sightseeing, maps, restaurants, shopping guides and cultural events available at www.mccsiwakuni.com. MCCS IWAKUNI IRR

SAITAN-SAI CEREMONY

FUTSUKA-SAI

ROBOSQUARE WINTER FEST

JANUARY 1, 5 AM; ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE ON

JANUARY 2, 9 AM - 2 PM; ITSUKUSHIMA

THRU JANUARY 26, 9:30 AM - 6 PM;

MIYAJIMA ISLAND

SHRINE ON MIYAJIMA ISLAND

MOMOCHIHAMA, FUKUOKA CITY

After the traditional ceremony, there will be a Bugaku performance. There is an admission fee.

Following the ceremony, there will be Noh and Bugaku stage performances. There is an admission fee.

Robosquare is a free robot exhibition where children and adults can expand their understanding of science and technology and learn about robots. Closed January 9.

SUNRISE ON MOUNT SHIROYAMA

OOBUKUCHA TEA TASTING

JANUARY 1, 6:30 AM; IWAKUNI ROPEWAY

JANUARY 13, 10 AM - 3 PM;

On New Year’s Day, watch the sun rise from Mount Shiroyama near Kikko Park. In case of inclement weather this event may be cancelled.

SHUKKEI-EN GARDEN IN HIROSHIMA

OTAKE OYSTER FESTIVAL

ADMISSION: ADULTS ¥250

JANUARY 27, 10 AM - 3 PM;

TOKUYAMA ZOO FREE ADMISSION

TEA-TASTING: ¥1,200

OTAKE HARUMI KOEN

Oobukucha is a light tea style ceremony; flavors include Japanese plum, black bean and various spices.

Oyster season is at its peak! There will be food vendors, stage events and a plenty of oysters for you to try.

SEIJIN-SHIKI

PIERRE-JOSEPH REDOUTÉ: “LES ROSES” ART EXHIBITION

JANUARY 1, 9 AM - 4:30 PM; SHUNAN CITY

The Tokuyama Zoo will open to the public for free.

MATCHLOCK GUN DEMONSTRATION JANUARY 1, 2-3 PM; KINTAI AREA, IWAKUNI

Costumed Iwakuni Clan members will demonstrate firing matchlock guns near the Nishiki river bed. In case of inclement weather this event may be cancelled.

JANUARY 13, STARTS 1:30 PM; IWAKUNI CIVIC HALL

THRU FEBRUARY 11, 9 AM - 5 PM;

Coming of Age Day, known as Seijin no Hi, is a Japanese holiday held on the second Monday of January to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of 20, which is considered the beginning of adulthood in Japan. You will observe many young Japanese men and women dressed up in kimono to celebrate this event.

HIROSHIMA MUSEUM OF ART ADMISSION: ADULTS ¥1,000, COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ¥700 AND JUNIOR HIGH & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ¥400.

Pierre Joseph Redouté is a world-reknowned botanical artist. “Les Roses” is one of Redouté’s major works. A harpsichord mini-concert will be held on weekends from 2-3 PM.

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

Lounges

SAVING ABEL AUTOGRAPH SESSION: MEMBERS OF SAVING ABEL MET WITH THE SINGLE/ UNACCOMPANIED SERVICE MEMBERS BEFORE THEIR SHOW LATER THAT NIGHT ON DECEMBER 4TH.

MARINE LOUNGE 253-5368

Pool Tournaments Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays, 2-6 PM Saturdays are Nine-Ball Tournaments and Sundays are Eight-Ball Tournaments. There is a $5 entry fee. Cash prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd place.

Chess Tournament JANUARY 12, 3-5 PM Trophies and t-shirts will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place.

Ping-Pong Tournament JANUARY 19, 3-5 PM Best two out of three matches for 11 points. Trophies and t-shirts will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place.

HORNET’S NEST 253-3585

New Year's Celebration JANUARY 1, 6 PM Enjoy free chili, cornbread and beverages. An 8-Ball Pool Tournament will be held at 7 PM.

SMP Committee Meeting JANUARY 9, 10-11 AM This is for all representatives and other SMP supporters. Quality of life issues for single and unaccompanied military members will be addressed.

Ping-Pong Tournament JANUARY 15, 6:30-9 PM Registration starts at 6:30 PM and the tournament begins at 7 PM. Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place.

TRIP OF THE

MONTH

GEIHOKU SNOWBOARD TRIP

// JANUARY 21 & FEBRUARY 18, 6 AM - 7:30 PM

Transportation fee is $20. Lift tickets cost either ¥5,500 for a 9-hour ticket or ¥3,500 for a 4-hour ticket. Register at the Hornet’s Nest or Marine Lounge.

JANUARY EVENTS: SMP RESTAURANT TRIP; THE CHICKEN SHACK JANUARY 23, 6-9 PM The bus departs at 6 PM from the Hornet’s Nest parking lot and returns at approximately 9 PM. Transportation fee is $5, and bring enough yen for your meal. Register at the Hornet’s Nest or the Marine Lounge.

SMP PIZZA NIGHT JANUARY 30, 6-9 PM; BOTH SMP LOUNGES Join us for Free Pizza and compete in games and tournaments! Prizes are awarded for 1st and 2nd place.

SMP SMPIWAKUNI IWAKUNI

SMP is open to single & unaccompanied service members only. SMP event sign-ups start 30 days prior to regular trips and 60 days for overnight trips. Deadline is one week prior unless otherwise noted. Transportation fees are due upon sign-up.


REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS

01 02 03 JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

1/10-11 1/11-12 1/16 1/17 1/23 1/23-24 1/30

2/7-8 2/7-8 2/10 2/13 2/19-21 2/25-26 2/28

3/5 3/11 3/12 3/17 3/17 3/27

BRIAN MCKNIGHT // Tokyo MUSE // Tokyo THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS // Tokyo THE VACCINES // Tokyo PATTI SMITH // Tokyo JON SECADA // Tokyo GOTYE // Tokyo

MY BLOODY VALENTINE // Tokyo SYLVIE VARTAN // Tokyo TRISTAN PRETTYMAN // Tokyo DEAD CAN DANCE // Tokyo ADAM LAMBERT // Tokyo RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND // Tokyo NEXT BREAKERS // Tokyo

GRIZZLY BEAR // Tokyo JOURNEY // Tokyo CARLOS SANTANA // Tokyo BRANDY // Tokyo HUGH MASEKELA // Tokyo GRIMES // Tokyo

CONVENTION/SPORTING EVENTS

SPORTING EVENTS 1/13-27 SUMO TOURNAMENT // Tokyo

SPORTING EVENTS 2/24

TOKYO MARATHON // Tokyo

3/10-24 SUMO TOURNAMENT // Osaka 3/16-17 SAKE NO JIN // Niigata 3/23-24 TOKYO ANIME FAIR // Tokyo

Dates and times subject to change. For additional information visit Information and Referral in the ITT Office.

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

JANUARY 2013 SPECIAL From Iwakuni Kintai Airport

DESTINATION

DEPARTURE DATE

LOS ANGELES

January 5-31/Up to 1 month

SAN DIEGO

January 5-26/Up to 1 month

SAN FRANCISCO

January 5-31/Up to 1 month

BANGKOK, THAILAND

January 5-31/Up to 2 month

SINGAPORE

January 5-31/Up to 2 month * Airfare and tax may vary depending on availability, destination, routing, etc.

BEGINNING FARE

¥71,800 + tax ¥71,800 + tax ¥79,800 + tax ¥51,500 + tax ¥51,500 + tax

From Fukuoka Airport DESTINATION

DEPARTURE DATE

SEOUL, KOREA

January 5-31/Up to 7 days

BANGKOK, THAILAND

January 5-20/Up to 10 days

SINGAPORE

January 5-31/Up to 10 days

SYDNEY, MELBOURNE

January 5-31/Up to 10 days * Airfare and tax may vary depending on availability, destination, routing, etc.

BEGINNING FARE

¥16,300 + tax ¥30,000 + tax ¥30,000 + tax ¥37,600 + tax

From Osaka Kansai Airport DESTINATION

DEPARTURE DATE

NEW YORK CITY

January 5-31/Up to 7 days * Airfare and tax may vary depending on availability, destination, routing, etc.

BEGINNING FARE

¥27,600 + tax

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

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


WOW

Tournament

WOMENONWEIGHTS

JANUARY 21

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WEIGHT ROOM

JANUARY 26

7:30-11:30 AM IronWorks Gym, Wellness Room Sign up at the front desk starting Jan 13 Limited to 15 participants

Prospective participants are Sofa Status holders and dependents 16 years and older, and Members of the JMSDF. Teams will need a minimum of 5 players, with no more than 15 players per team. All practices will be coordinated with the front desk at the Ironworks Gym.

CALL 253-5051/5126 FOR DETAILS

CALL 253-3067 / 6578 OR EMAIL OMBIWAINTRAMURALSPORTS@USMC-MCCS.ORG FOR DETAILS

 Wants • Iwakuni Station

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

We accept credit cards.

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

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FOCU

ON THE NEW YE H

ave you signed up for trips with ITT or classes with Cultural Adaptation? If you’re like most people, you not only want to experience the rich culture of Japan, but you want to remember and share your adventures by taking tons of pictures. To help you capture these once-in-a-lifetime moments, we put together some basic tricks and a couple of tips from people who know a thing or two.


USING

EAR WITH MCCS by KC Rich, Community Writer photos by Danielle Cรกceres

Who knows, your work may one day be featured in this very magazine. Check out page 21 to learn about others who have followed their photography passion and what you can do to follow in their footsteps. You could be closer to your dreams than you realize!


Simple Stuff Not everyone has a super-complex dSLR with custom settings and advanced editing software. Many times it’s only the cell phone in your pocket that’s handy when you find yourself in that perfect situation. Don’t fret; you can still take great shots.

> CHECK YOUR GEAR

Every photographer has a story of how they got their camera out to take pictures and their battery died, or the card was full (in some cases, still sitting at home plugged into the computer). Get in the habit of charging batteries, emptying media cards and inspecting your gear before you leave the house. TIP - Pack an extra battery, media cards and lens cleaning papers, especially if you’re traveling somewhere you’ll never see again. Nothing is worse that losing those precious opportunities. (Courtesy of Linda Cordes)

> STEADY CAMERA

If you have a tripod, USE IT! But the other 99% of the time it may not be handy, or even feasible. Take tricks from snipers (they shoot, too) and find a stationary object to steady your camera or body, take a deep breath and press the button on the exhale. If you have a large neck-strap, wrap it several times around your wrist and create a three-point tension between your neck, arm and camera. TIP - If you happen to be taking pictures of fireworks, you can use these tricks, but a tripod will get you those super-awesome pictures, so plan ahead if you know this is an opportunity you may encounter. (Courtesy of Emily Bart)

> FRAMING YOUR SHOT

(The Rule of Thirds) Are your friends cut off at the waist with their heads in the middle of the picture? Is half the picture of the boring wall behind your subject? This is one of the most important (and unknown) pieces of advice that will help your photography because it can be used with any camera. A simple application of the rule when taking pictures of people is to keep their eyes in the top third of the image, rather than in the center. This will show you more of their body and less of the background. TIP - Don't just shoot landscapes or portraits standing up! Get down on the ground, lie flat on your tummy, stand on benches, climb up trees or get on a step ladder. (Courtesy of Danielle Cáceres)

> FOCUS ON THE EYES

If you have a control on where your camera focuses, try to get your focal point as close to the eye as possible. They’re called the ‘windows to the soul’ for a reason and if they look blurry, you can lose that personal connection.

> FORCE FLASH Most cameras, no matter how many settings they have, include an option to override the automatic flash. This is particularly useful when the scenery behind your subject is well lit. Your camera might think there’s enough light, but the people you’re trying to take a picture of may end up being dark silhouettes. By forcing your camera to use the flash, a picture of someone taken with the sunset behind them will show not only the beautiful sky, but the happy smile on their face as well. On the flip side, try not to use a flash when the background is close to your subject as it can create distracting shadows or darken what’s behind them. TIP - Doing the opposite is also a fun way to create the illusion of motion. Find a place to put your camera (if you don’t have a tripod), set it for a long exposure and use the self timer to prevent camera shake. You can get some neat images where the background is perfectly clear, but people are blurs.

TIP - If there is a big delay between pressing the button and when the camera captures the image, hold the shutter button down half-way to set the focus and wait for that perfect pose before pressing all the way down. (Courtesy of Danielle Cáceres)

Golden Nuggets No one takes a perfect picture every time. Even the pros will take dozens of pictures before they get THE SHOT. The only difference between you and them is they have a few tricks up their sleeves to improve their odds.

> THERE’S A BUG IN MY CAMERA

Momarazzi everywhere will love this one! Kids are fun to practice your skills on, and one of the best ways to capture their joy, wonder and innocence is to have them look for the bug in your camera. Because of how camera lenses reflect the light, it often appears to your subject that there’s something in your camera. Kids will look directly into your camera, with the most amazing expressions and may even hold still long enough for you to focus and snap their picture. TIP - Don’t tell kids to say ‘Cheese’. Instead, talk to them about their favorite ice cream or put silly things on your head. They will give a more genuine smile if they are laughing at you. (Courtesy of Danielle Cáceres)

> DEPTH ILLUSION

Do you love that look professional photographers achieve where the subject is tack-sharp, but the background is soft and blurry? This is usually done with a low f-stop, but you can often get a similar look by standing further back from your subject, and using your camera’s zoom/telephoto. TIP - Try to avoid using digital zoom. Many cameras with this feature have an option to turn it off in the menu. Digital zoom is the same as zooming into a picture when you’re on your computer and the image will often be pixilated. (Courtesy of KC Rich)


Join Our Team! The MCCS Marketing Office loves to support local photographers by using their images in the Preview Magazine and other promotional materials. Just ask some of our past volunteers like Danny Farmer who went on to work for MCCS Headquarters creating social content for the MCX and Terace Garnier who joined the US Air Force to become a broadcaster. Not to mention the many others who started interning for us and ended up with a job like our previous Preview editor, Emily Bart and Joel Berberena who created some of our favorite MCCS commercial spots. Ready to put your skills to the test? Drop us a line at iwa.mrktg@usmc-mccs.org. We’ll tell you what we’re looking for and how to submit your work.

More information on the insert ►


IRONWORKS GYM

HEALTH AND FITNESS

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

MCCS IWAKUNI HEALTH PROMOTIONS

MCCS IWAKUNI INTRAMURAL SPORTS

FREE BODY FAT ASSESSMENTS

2013 OPEN BENCH PRESS COMPETITION

WALK-INS: MONDAY-FRIDAY, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

JANUARY 19, 9 AM - 2 PM

BY APPOINTMENT: CALL 253-5051/5126

CHECK-IN 7-8 AM; IRONWORKS GYM SPORTS COURTS

HITT LUNCHTIME WORKOUTS

REGISTRATION CUTOFF DATE: JANUARY 18

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 11 AM - 1 PM

T-shirt will be provided to all participants. Medals will be presented to top three finishers in each category. Call 253-4605/5654 or email ombiwaathletics@usmc-mccs.org for details.

FEE: $20 / ¥2,500: OPEN TO EVERYONE/日本人の方も参加できます

ACTIVE DUTY ONLY

GROUP WEIGHT MANAGEMENT BOOT CAMP MONDAYS, JANUARY 7 - FEBRUARY 11, 5-6 PM;

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

IRONWORKS GYM WELLNESS ROOM FEE: $60 FOR SOFA, ¥6,000 FOR NON-SOFA, LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS

JANUARY 21, 10 AM - 5 PM

Is losing weight or eating better your New Year’s Resolution? The boot camp includes 6 weekly group classes and a 90-minute individual session. Please contact Health Promotions at 253-6359 for additional information or to sign up.

A Blind Seed, Single-Elimination Tournament will be held in the IronWorks Gym sports courts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A minimum of 5 players to participate and no more than 15 players per team is required. Open to Sofa Status and dependents 16 years and older and active duty members of the JMSDF. Call 253-3067 or email ombiwaintramuralsports@usmc-mccs.org for details. *Commander's Cup Point Opportunity

TUESDAY TUNE UP JANUARY 8, 11 AM - 1 PM; CROSSROADS MALL

This month’s topic is on Cervical Cancer Awareness. Learn about causes, detection, and ways to reduce your risk. Representatives from around the base will provide information on programs, resources and have fun give-aways. We will also have free cholesterol screenings, blood pressure readings, blood glucose checks and body fat assessments. Call 253-6359 for details. *Commander's Cup Point Opportunity

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL SEASON JANUARY 22 - FEBRUARY 28, 7:30-9:30 PM, MONDAY THRU THURSDAY; IRONWORKS GYM SPORTS COURTS

Prospective participants are SOFA Status holders 16 years and older and members of the JMSDF. Minimum of 5 players, maximum of 15 players on the court at a time. Call 253-3067 or email ombiwaintramuralsports@usmc-mccs.org for details.

TOBACCO CESSATION CLASSES JANUARY 16 - FEBRUARY 20, 4-5 PM

Learn a variety of methods you can use to attain and maintain a tobacco free lifestyle in this 6-week course. 1-on-1 & unit classes also available. Call 253-6359 for details.

HITT COMBAT FITNESS COURSE

BUY THIS NOT THAT

JANUARY 24 & 25, 8 AM - 5 PM; IRONWORKS GYM WELLNESS ROOM

JANUARY 17, 9-10 AM, IWAKUNI COMMISSARY

LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS, E-4 & ABOVE ONLY

Is it hard for you to select healthy foods while doing your routine grocery shopping? Let Health Promotions take you on a guided tour of the Commissary to show you some of the healthier options available. The tour is free, limited to 10 participants and conducted every 3rd Thursday of the month. Registration is required. Call Health Promotions at 253-6359 for details or to sign-up.

This 2-day class focuses on combat readiness for performancebased and functional strength concepts. The course teaches the PT leader how to create effective training programs in preparation for combat, the CFT and PFT. There is hands-on training for TRX, functional training, dynamic movements, speed, power and more. Note: This is not a prerequisite for the CCS mandated training by TECOM. Call 253-6359 to register.

THE SEMPER FIT FACILITIES include basketball, volleyball

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& racquetball courts, locker rooms, saunas, multiple weight rooms, cardio & circuit training room and a martial arts room. Outdoor facilities include a skate park, tennis courts, softball fields, soccer fields, a football field and numerous picnic pavilions.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

Experience the great outdoors on a trip with Outdoor Rec. We offer hiking ventures, surfing trips, biking, rafting and many other outdoor activities. We also offer free gear rental. For additional information, please call 253-3822. MCCS IWAKUNI OUTDOOR RECREATION

GEIHOKU SKI TRIPS

SAIOTO SKI TRIPS

JANUARY 12

JANUARY 26 (SIGN-UP UNDERWAY)

FEBRUARY 9 (SIGN-UP STARTS JANUARY 9)

FEBRUARY 23 (SIGN-UP STARTS JANUARY 23)

MARCH 9 (SIGN-UP STARTS FEBRUARY 8)

TRANSPORTATION: ADULTS $20, CHILDREN

TRANSPORTATION: ADULTS $20, CHILDREN

AGES 11 & UNDER $15

AGES 11 & UNDER $15

LIFT TICKETS: PURCHASED AT THE SKI AREA

LIFT TICKETS: PURCHASED AT THE SKI AREA

Saioto is a family-friendly, beginner to advanced ski area. There is a kids’ area with a little hill to teach the kids to ski or snowboard or go sledding for the day. The rest of the mountain has many trails and lifts for all abilities. Restaurants and a little gift shop keep you busy the entire day. Equipment at Gear Issue is available earlier in the week and reserved for those individuals who have signed up for the trip.

Geihoku Ski Resort is the largest in Hiroshima Prefecture. There are 13 runs of varying difficulty for both skiers and snowboarders. There are cafés and restaurants along the slopes to provide a great ski town atmosphere. Equipment at Gear Issue is available earlier in the week and reserved for those individuals who have signed up for the trip.

MOMINOKI ADVENTURE PARK FEBRUARY 2 (SIGN-UPS START JANUARY 4) TRANSPORTATION: $15

Mominoki is a great area for enjoying winter activities that aren't down a ski slope. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding equipment is available for rental when you arrive. Enjoy the day playing in the snow with friends and family. Bring yen for rentals and food or drink.

PAID CLASSES

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

BALLET DANCE

INTRO & CREATIVE MOVEMENT

PRIVATE BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS

MONDAYS OR WEDNESDAYS, 10:30-11:15 AM

$30 PER PERSON

MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, 7-8:30 PM

Ages 3-5: $7/class

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

Ages 18 and up: $4 per class

BEGINNER BALLET MONDAYS, 3-3:45 PM

Ages 5 & under: $7/class

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

Instructor referral only $8/class

CONTEMPORARY DANCE (FORMERLY INTRO TO DANCE)

HIP-HOP DANCE KID'S HIP HOP

MARTIAL ARTS

ADULT BUYUKAN KARATE

ISSHINRYU KARATE MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, 5:30-6:30 PM

Ages 5-17: $3.50/class or $28/month

YOUTH JUDO

THURSDAYS, 7-7:30 PM

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS,

Ages 3-10: $6/class Ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult

4:45-6 PM

ADULT HIP HOP

ADULT JUDO

MONDAYS, 7-8 PM

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 6-7 PM

$7/class

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

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

WEDNESDAYS, 3-4 PM

Ages 10 & up: $8/class


IRONWORKS GYM

MON JANUARY 1-15 GROUP FITNESS SCHEDULE

TUE

AM WORKOUT LUNCH WORKOUT PM WORKOUT

WED

JANUARY 1-15 LIMITED GROUP FITNESS SCHEDULE WITH ALTERNATE LOCATIONS ALL GROUPS MEET AT RACQUETBALL #4 EXCEPT CYCLING AT SWEAT ROOM

THU FRI SAT

GET ACTIVE GET HEALTHY GET FIT

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TUE JANUARY 16-31 GROUP FITNESS SCHEDULE AM WORKOUT LUNCH WORKOUT PM WORKOUT JANUARY 16-31 REGULAR GROUP FITNESS SCHEDULE

CYCLING 5:30-6:30 AM / ASHTANGA YOGA 8-9 AM / ZUMBA CIRCUIT 3:30-4 PM / CORE COND'N 5-5:30 PM CYCLING 8-9 AM / LET'S HAVE A BALL Noon - 12:45 PM / TABATA TUESDAY 5-5:30 PM / ASHTANGA YOGA 6:45-7:45 PM CYCLING 5:30-6:30 AM / PILATES 8-9 AM / POWER YOGA Noon - 12:45 PM / CORE COND'N 5-5:30 PM / CYCLING 5:306:30 PM HITT CIRCUIT 5:30-6:30 AM / TABATA STYLE 9:15-10 AM / CYCLING Noon - 12:45 PM / BLT (BUTT, LEGS & THIGHS) 5-5:30 PM / ASHTANGA YOGA 5:30-6:30 PM PILATES 5:30-6:30 AM / HATHA YOGA 9:15-10:15 AM / CORE COND'N 5-5:30 PM YOGA 9:15-10:15 AM / CYCLING Noon - 12:45 PM *Call 253-5051 to schedule unit PTs.

CYCLING 5:30-6:30 AM / ASHTANGA YOGA 8-9 AM / WALK FUSION 9:15-10:15 AM / STEP IT UP Noon - 12:45 PM / ZUMBA CIRCUIT 3:30-4 PM / CORE COND'N 5-5:30 PM / CARDIO KICKBOXING 5:30-6:30 PM MILITARY MADNESS (ACTIVE DUTY ONLY) 5:30-6:30 AM / CYCLING 8-9 AM / ZUMBA/DANCE 10:45-11:30 AM / LET'S HAVE A BALL Noon - 12:45 PM / TABATA TUESDAY 5-5:30 PM / ZUMBA 5:30-6:30 PM / ASHTANGA YOGA 6:45-7:45 PM

WED

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

THU

HITT CIRCUIT 5:30-6:30 AM / BOXING BOOT CAMP 8-9 AM / TABATA STYLE 9:15-10 AM / CYCLING Noon - 12:45 PM / BLT (BUTT, LEGS & THIGHS) 5-5:30 PM / ASHTANGA YOGA 5:30-6:30 PM

FRI SAT

AQUATICS

PILATES 5:30-6:30 AM / POWER PUMP 8-9 AM / HATHA YOGA 9:15-10:15 AM / BOSU BATTLE Noon - 12:45 PM / ZUMBA 3-4 PM / CORE COND'N 5-5:30 PM / STEP 5:30-6:30 PM YOGA 9:15-10:15 AM / ZUMBA 3-4 PM *Call 253-5051 to schedule unit PTs.

SPA SERVICES

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

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

MCCS IWAKUNI AQUATICS

REGISTRATION FOR PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS: FEBRUARY SESSION

MASSAGES, BODY WRAPS & SCRUBS

JANUARY 26, 8 AM - NOON; AQUATICS OFFICE FEE: AGES 3 & OLDER $40, ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY $15

Swimming lessons run February 4-28, Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. The session consists of eight 30 minute lessons.

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

STOP RELAX &

MCCS SPA SERVICES INTRODUCES

EIGHT SOOTHING MASSAGE OPTIONS CALL 253-6359 FOR ADDTIONAL INFORMATION AND TO SET YOUR APPOINTMENT

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2013 INTRAMURAL SPORTS

BASKETBALL

SEASON JANUARY 22 - FEBRUARY 28 7:30–9:30 PM • MONDAY - THURSDAY IRONWORKS GYM SPORTS COURTS SIGN-UP NOW!

CALL 253-3067 OR EMAIL OMBIWAINTRAMURALSPORTS@USMC-MCCS.ORG FOR DETAILS

The Officers and Spouses’ Club

10th Asian Antiques & Furniture Auction February 2

One of a kind items ▪ Rosewood furniture Antiques & Collectibles ▪ Tiffany style lamps Blue & white porcelain ▪ Oriental rugs and more

Club Iwakuni Ballroom PREVIEW 1 PM LIVE AUCTION 2 PM

Free Food

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Door Prizes

$5 paddle fee at the door

For more information contact Jamie Tippit at jamieblake@gmail.com Like us on Facebook “MCAS Iwakuni OSC”

No children under 12, Babies in arms okay No Strollers

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WELLNESS SERVICES

PERSONAL RESOURCES

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

CAREER RESOURCES 253-6439

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

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 253-4526

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

FEELING STRESSED? Behavioral Health 253-4526

SUBSTANCE ABUSE Our mission is to provide substance abuse counseling to all military members and eligible personnel.

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

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

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

MFLCs are licensed clinical counselors who provide short-term, situational, problem-solving counseling services to service members, family members and staff members. Consultation and training are free, anonymous and confidential. Call to schedule an appointment.

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COLLEGE BASICS FOR SAILORS JANUARY 11, 1-2 PM

COLLEGE BASICS FOR SPOUSES JANUARY 18, 1-2 PM

PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM We provide free individual counseling services, resources to retrieve and comprehend your credit report. Call today to set up an appointment. Unit and Work Section briefs are available upon request.

Learn about your responsibilities as a sponsor as well as the things you can do to assist personnel relocating to MCAS Iwakuni. Call 253-6161 to register.

MCAS IWAKUNI PFMP

PCS WITH SUCCESS UNACCOMPANIED:

JANUARY 17, 9-11:30 AM

OR 080-4186-0194

DLPT: JANUARY 9 & 23, 8 AM DLAB: JANUARY 16, 8 AM - NOON

253-6250, BLDG 411 RM 201

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

090-6654-2351, 090-6005-8412

DLPT / DLAB TESTING

JANUARY 3, 10-11 AM

PCS WITH SUCCESS ACCOMPANIED :

MILITARY & FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANTS

ACT TESTING JANUARY 8, 8 AM - NOON

SPONSORSHIP TRAINING

JANUARY 10 & 24, 9-11:30 AM

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

JANUARY 2 & 30, 8 AM - NOON

253-5601

FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM (FAP)

VICTIM ADVOCACY PROGRAM

AFCT TESTING

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

HOME BUYING CLASS JANUARY 8, 2:30-4 PM

BASICS OF SAVINGS & INVESTING JANUARY 10, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

WELCOME ABOARD INDOCTRINATION JANUARY 2, 7, 14, 23 & 28

MANAGING MONEY & CREDIT

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM; CLUB IWAKUNI

JANUARY 22, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

EDUCATION SERVICES

THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN BRIEF

253-3855, BLDG 411 RM 127

JANUARY 24, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

The Education Office provides information, traditional and non-traditional offduty education programs.

VETERANS ASSISTANCE

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

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

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

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

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253-6284/6439

Available by appointment. Not sure what benefits you qualify for or where to begin? Your VA representative is now available on station to answer your questions, explain benefits or help out with filing processes. The VA rep is also able to go over medical records in order to give more detailed advice on compensation claims. Call today to set up an appointment and learn about all the benefits the VA has available for you.


ON SITE MASTER’S Programs Start Dates:

• Business Administration January 23 & April 24, 2013 • Management January 24 & April 25, 2013

ON LINE MASTER’S

Programs start every Tuesday • Business Administration • Management • Elementary Education • Secondary Education • Adult Education and Training • Teacher Leadership

Tuition for contracted programs $290 per credit hour POC: Thomas.Keating@phoenix.edu 253-3335

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WELLNESS SERVICES

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

Take the next step in your profession with one of these career advancement courses.

LIBRARY

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

NEW YEAR, NEW HOBBY

RESUME WRITING

JANUARY 3, 10, 17 & 24, 6-8 PM

JANUARY 9, 9-10:30 AM & JANUARY 24, 9:30-11 AM

Try out a new hobby at the Library for your new year! We will help you explore one popular hobby on each night of the series. The Library will provide the instruction and the supplies to start your new year on a fun note. Call for details and watch our website and Facebook page for announcements about which hobbies will be featured.

Learn about different types of resumes and how to write a resume that will get you a job interview. Individual follow-up is available. Call 253-6439/5762 to sign-up.

TRANSITION READINESS SEMINAR JANUARY 14-18, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

The Transition Readiness Seminar provides training for transitioning service members and their families regarding benefits and services to prepare for life after the military. Different pathways allow participants to focus on their goals, whether it’s immediate employment, education, technical training or starting a business. Contact your Career Specialist at 253-6439/5762 to sign-up and for details.

Start off 2013 with a new hobby! January 3 Card

Games

FEDERAL JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES JANUARY 22, 1-4 PM

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

January 11 Calligraphy

INTERVIEWING SKILLS JANUARY 25, 11 AM - 1 PM

Present yourself as the best candidate for the position you're seeking. Learn how to answer difficult questions and get guidelines on what to do before, during and after the interview. Call 253-6439/5762 to sign-up.

TRANSITION READINESS SEMINAR FOR RETIREES

at the Library 6 - 8 PM

YEAR NEWHOBBY

NEW

JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 1, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Contact your Career Specialist at 253-6439/5762 to sign-up and for details.

BEHAVIORAL GUIDANCE The Family Advocacy Program focuses on helping families and individuals empower themselves to make positive changes in their lives. Call 253-4526 to sign-up for classes and for up-todate information. MCCS IWAKUNI BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Call 253-3078 for details

January 18 Scrapbooking

ANGER MANAGEMENT JANUARY 7 & 9, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

Improve your relationship with yourself and others by learning effective strategies and techniques on how to better manage your temper/anger. This 2-part class covers identifying triggers, body awareness and stress management. “Anger isn’t just one emotion, but a family of emotions that are related to each other.”

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January 24 Origami

The library is offering four different hobby classes in the month of January.

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WELLNESS SERVICES

MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING

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

JAPANESE SPOUSES’ TOPIC OF THE MONTH: PCS WITH SUCCESS

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

JANUARY 10, 10 AM - NOON

JANUARY 15, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

During this session we will be discussing the military lifestyle as well as benefits (for both active duty and veterans), education opportunities and services the Marine Corps has to offer Marines and families. Each Marine is ultimately responsible for their personal and family readiness. The resources and information you receive will aid in your success of achieving personal and family readiness throughout life and career events.

Become an expert on your partner’s needs and bring answers and solutions to your relationship!

JAPANESE SPOUSES' CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH CLASS

Guest speakers are invited to talk about their programs and any questions you may have can be answered. After the class, spouses can enjoy a buffet lunch together at Club Iwakuni.

BUILDING LASTING RELATIONSHIPS

JANUARY 31, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

FEBRUARY 6 & 20, 10 AM - NOON

MEDEVAC PLANNING WORKSHOP JANUARY 16, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

Join experts from BHC Iwakuni as you check up on your Medevac knowledge! You will learn about where to get orders, how to arrange lodging, how to use transportation in Japan, how to check in at your destination, and – of course – how to make sure you will be reimbursed for the Medevac trip. Almost everyone in Iwakuni will need a Medevac appointment at some point, so this class is also important for leaders in the community who help others make informed decisions. Advance registration is required. Call 253-3754 to sign-up.

MCFTB is offering Conversational English classes to Japanese spouses who speak English as a second language. MCFTBが日本人 配偶者の為に、英会話ゲームを通したクラスを始めました。友達を連れて是非参加し て下さい。サインアップをお待ちしています!

L.I.N.K.S. FOR SPOUSES (TWO-PART) FEBRUARY 7, 1-4 PM & FEBRUARY 8, 9 AM - 2 PM

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

JAPANESE SPOUSES' CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH CLASS

DATE NIGHT: 5 LOVE LANGUAGES

JANUARY 19, 9-11 AM & JANUARY 23, 10 AM - NOON

FEBRUARY 8, 6-8 PM

MCFTB is offering Conversational English classes to Japanese spouses who speak English as a second language. This will be held at the Yujo Hall. MCFTBが日本人配偶者の為に、英会話ゲームを通した

What love language do you speak? Or, more importantly, what language does your spouse speak? This program contains the key to understanding one another’s unique needs. Apply the right principles, learn the right language and soon you'll know the profound satisfaction and joy of being able to express your love and feeling truly loved in return.

クラスを始めました。友達を連れて是非参加して下さい。サインアップをお待ちしてい ます!

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT JANUARY 24, 9:30-11:30 AM

Do you fight fair? Learn your conflict style and how to focus on the issue and avoid conflict escalation.

PRE-MARITAL WORKSHOP JANUARY 29, 8 AM - 3:30 PM

Getting married? Learn about the logistics of getting married while being active duty. The first half of the class includes speakers such as SJA, IPAC, Chaplain and Personal Finance Manager and the second half consists of a pre-marriage enrichment workshop. Fiancées are encouraged to attend! Please call 253-3542 to sign-up. Civilian attire recommended.

January

L I F E S KI L L S WOR KS H O P S

BUILDING LASTING RELATIONSHIPS

Jan 15, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS

Jan 24, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

JANUARY 30, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS

Strengthen your relationships, minimize the risk of misunderstanding, and improve self-confidence by learning skills necessary to effectively communicate in a way that ensures mutual understanding.

Jan 30, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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ARE YOU LISTENING by Jaime Yasumatsu, Employee Development Manager

HEARING is biological, we hear everything from the

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phone ringing to the birds outside.

LISTENING is an art and the difficult part, because it’s actually the comprehension of what we are hearing.

“Are You Listening?” It’s a common phrase. Sometimes we say it to our children, our spouse, our friends, but when is the last time we have really listened? There is a distinct difference between hearing and listening. Listening is an admirable skill to have and one that is promoted in the Headquarters sponsored MCCS course “Are You Listening?”

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s MCCS employees we take pride in knowing our customers, because we are also customers. We deal with the same life changes, hardships and celebrations because we are spouses, active duty service members and civilian Marines. Our Marine Corps lifestyle can be stressful and our Marines and family members may find themselves needing assistance. Headquarters MCCS created this course with the goal of connecting our Marine Corps community with the resources available all across the air station. Whether it’s a military spouse having a hard time with their recent overseas PCS or an active duty service member just back from a 6 month deployment, this course teaches MCCS employees at all levels how to listen and act if a member of our community needs help. MCCS employees ranging from an assistant supervisor at Club Iwakuni to a sales associate at the MCX to a director are all invited to participate in this course. Our mission is to give each MCCS employee the tools and skills needed to successfully refer our customers to the resources that are available in our community. The employees who attend this

course are given training on Marine Corps lifestyle stressors, effective communication and community resources. All employees walk away with a feeling of empowerment. We all have heard the saying “knowledge is power” and those words are truly represented by the skill sets taught during this training. We also invite MCCS specialists in different fields such as, behavioral health, professional development and health promotions to come and share their knowledge with our MCCS employees. They get a brief description of what each specialist offers and how to best utilize their services. The ultimate goal of this course is to teach employees how to recognize warning signs and listen to our customers, be able to knowledgably talk about resources available on the air station, and the process to take action. We recognize that we all live and work in a small community and it’s nice to know that someone has your back.

The “Are You Listening” course is here to ensure that we support our Marines, Sailors and their families. Are You Listening? is held once a quarter. Contact Employee Development at 253-4841 for schedules.

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New Year's RESOLUTIONS by Troy Guyer and Rachel McCandless

About half of us make New Year’s resolutions; here are some tips to help you to succeed with yours.

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DON’T RELY ON WILLPOWER; on bad days you’ll be tempted. Plan replacement actions that you enjoy. “When I’m stressed, I’ll walk around the building rather than go out for a cigarette.”

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BE REALISTIC, NOT PERFECT. If you’ve made good choices 80% of the time, pat yourself on the back.

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STAY MOTIVATED WITH A LIST OF THE BIG REASONS. “I want my daughter to learn good eating habits from me.” Keep this list handy to remind yourself often.

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REWARD YOURSELF REGULARLY FOR SMALL VICTORIES; a hot bath after going to the gym or a new video game for losing 5 pounds. You’ll look forward to the prize when tempted to backslide.

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ASSISTANCE OF FRIENDS, FAMILY AND THE AVAILABLE MCCS SUPPORT SERVICES; it will make all the difference in your success.

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MAKE A SPECIFIC PLAN OF SMALL, ACHIEVABLE GOALS. “I’m going to organize everything” seems overwhelming compared to “This week, I will tackle the bedroom closet.”

Congratulations to SHIERYL LAHEY,

our most recent Biggest Saver Coupon Contest Winner. Shierly saved $975.64 in coupons during the last three month contest. We hope you enjoy your free massage!!

Start saving and be our next BCSC winner! All you have to do to participate is use coupons when you shop at the commissary and bring your receipts into our drop box in Bldg 411, Rm 201. Remember all coupons used at the commissary are GOOD AN EXTRA SIX MONTHS PAST THE EXPIRATION DATE listed. You can pick up extra coupons in Bldg 411 in the baskets sitting in the halls, they are FREE, come help yourself! Who knows maybe you will be the next Biggest Saver!! All participants received a participation prize, so start saving today!! Call your Personal Financial Manager at 253-6250 for details. ATTENTION NEW RULES: We will have a NEW winner every quarter. Winners can only win once a year to allow everyone a chance to win. Our current Biggest Saver Coupon Contest runs till January 31 and the following session will be from Feb 1 - Apr 30.

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

CAR SALES WHERE THE CUSTOMER ALWAYS COMES FIRST!

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

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

We Buy Your Junk Cars!

Accident & Fire Insurance

White Plate: $125 Yellow Plate: $50 (Delivered to TNT; $20 for pick-up on base)

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

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service times: Sun 1030 & Wed 1730

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(0820) 72-2860

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NATIONAL DRUG FACTS WEEK was created by the National Institute of Drug Abuse to give teens the opportunity to learn what science has taught us about drug abuse and addiction as well as lessen the noise about drugs that the teens may have heard on the internet, TV, movies, music or from friends. WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS? In schools and communities across the United States, teens and the subject matter experts come together to have an open, honest discussion about drugs and how they affect the body and life. The teens have the opportunity to ask any questions they may not have had the nerve to ask their parents or friends. The experts give the teens the honest truth about the importance of not using drugs.

With the help of MC Perry Schools the Behavioral Health Branch will go to the schools to answer any questions that the students may have about drugs and alcohol.

WHY SHOULD WE CELEBRATE? About a third of high school seniors have reported the use of an illicit drug sometime in the past year and more than ten percent reported nonmedical use of a narcotic painkiller. Also more than 20 percent of high school seniors reported smoking marijuana, the most commonly used illicit drug among teens, in the past month. These statistics may not be the statistics for MCAS Iwakuni, but the teens of this base will eventually be back in the United States where the statistics are coming from, so they will know how to handle the situation if they are ever approached with the opportunity to use drugs. Even the teens who do not use drugs can benefit from the information because the knowledge they may gain could help friends or family members who may have an issue with a drug. Drug use comes with too many obstacles for those that do use, especially teens. Drug use can be prevented through education and open communication with the teens of our community. We do not have to be powerless against the problem in the United States. We can come together and educate the youth and adults of MCAS Iwakuni, so they can feel better prepared if/when they are approached with questions about drugs or offerings for drugs.

Open: 10 AM - 7 PM Closed: Wednesdays

Our pastry chef learned European cake baking in France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Japan. Try our beautiful European cakes for your next special event!

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

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FRESTA Supermarket

1-8-18, Imazu-cho, Iwakuni-shi 0827-23-5050

February 3 For team registration and details check out http://wica.jp/en.html

9 AM - 5 PM

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KIDS & PARENTS

TEENS & TWEENZ

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

YOUTH AND TEEN CENTER (YTC) 253-6454

U-TURN AGES 13-18: MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

TRIPLE PLAY ACTIVITIES MONDAY - THURSDAY, 4-7 PM

CAREER LAUNCH TRAINING WEDNESDAYS, 5-7 PM

SMART GIRLS 9 TH ANNUAL MAKE-UP SESSION

YOUTH & TEEN MEGAHIRA SKI RESORT TRIP

JANUARY 12, 5-8 PM

JANUARY 25, 7:30 AM - 7 PM

Open to all SMART Girls members ages 6-18 and female guests. Learn make-up techniques, how to apply powder, mascara, eye shadow and blush for day and evening looks. Plenty of friends, food and fun for all.

ENTRANCE FEE: AGES 11 & UNDER ¥3,200;

MARTIN LUTHER KING (MLK) 2.5K RUN OR WALK

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

JANUARY 19, 10 AM - NOON

THURSDAYS, 5-7 PM

T-shirts are available for the first 75 to sign in on the day of the race. Top finishers will receive trophies. Registration begins at 9:30 AM behind the IronWorks Gym. The race will kick off at 10 AM.

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

SAMURAI KEYSTONE SOCIAL AGES 13-18: FRIDAYS, 5-7 PM

YOUTH & TEENS 70’S DANCE PARTY

AGES 13-18 ¥4,000 SIGN-UP ENDS JANUARY 24

Open to all youth ages 10-18. There are bunny slopes, green and blue runs. Please bring extra clothes, towels and Yen for additional purchases. Check out your ski/snowboard gear from MCCS Gear Issue, 253-3822.

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTY JANUARY 25, 3-4:30 PM

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

JANUARY 19

TORCH CLUB MEETING

AGES 10-12, 6-8:30 PM; AGES 13-18, 9-11:15 PM

PASSPORT TO MANHOOD

JANUARY 22, NOON - 1 PM

Slip into your disco attire and keep this party “Stayin’ Alive” with a live DJ playing music from the past and present. There will be refreshments, prizes and a chance to vote for the best dancers and best 70’s attire.

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

SMART GIRLS MEETING AGES 10-12: JANUARY 22, 2-3 PM

KIDS CLASSES

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

PLAY MORNING AGES 3-5: TUESDAYS, 10-11:30 AM, BLDG 656 COMMUNITY ROOM

This play group consists of play time, singing and craft activities. Call 253-5043 to sign-up.

BABY & ME/COFFEE & TEA AGES 0-2: TUESDAYS, 10:30-11:30 AM, BLDG 656 COMMUNITY ROOM

Learn more about baby sign language, games, songs and other helpful topics. Call 253-5043 to sign-up.

DAILY BABY WALK WEEKDAYS 8-9 AM EXCEPT FOR THURSDAYS, 9:15-10:15 AM

Mommies and daddies with their little ones ages 5 and under are welcome to meet behind the IronWorks Gym for a brisk walk on the seawall.

FREE PLAY AGES 5 & UNDER: THURSDAYS, 2-3 PM

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

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NAME: DANIELLE ROSALES (17) HOME TOWN: COLLEGE PARK, MD Danielle is the editor of Matthew C. Perry’s newspaper, the Samur-eye and the vice president of the Keystone Club. She enjoys painting, reading and writing. “The Youth and Teen Center is an amazing place to focus in on the plethora of opportunities MCAS has.” When Danielle finishes high school she would like to continue her education in hope of becoming an astrophysicist.


KIDS & PARENTS

DAY CARE

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

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC)

POWER HOUR

253-5584

AGES 5-7: 4-5 PM, AGES 8-12: 3-4 PM,

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

MONDAY-FRIDAY

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

SCHOOL AGE CARE CENTER (SAC)

NO SCHOOL DAYS

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

253-4769/3115

JANUARY 22 & 25, 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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

The School Age Care Center is taking reservations for Hourly Care for these days. Call 253-4141 for additional information.

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY PARTY JANUARY 24, 4-5 PM

YOUTH SPORTS 253-3239/5777

IWAKUNI YOUTH SPORTS

BASKETBALL & CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION

Basketball is open to children 3-15 years of age. Participants must turn 3 before the season starts. The Smart Start program is geared for ages 3 & 4. Regular season basketball offered to ages 5-15.

notify the Youth Sports Coordinator at least 48 hours in advance. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for situations such as bereavement, emergency leave or newly PCSing arrivals. Each youth will participate in several stations, such as passing, receiving, shooting, agility and speed to assess their basic level of athletic experience and skill. Coaches must be present for their designated assessments.

YOUTH SPORTS BASKETBALL SKILLS EVALUATION

YOUTH SPORTS BASKETBALL PRACTICES BEGIN

JANUARY 9, 5 PM; IRONWORKS GYM SPORTS COURTS

WEEK OF JANUARY 18

Every player ages 10 and up is required to be present at the Skills Evaluation. If your child cannot attend, it is required that you

Opening ceremony and first games will be held on February 2.

THRU JANUARY 7; IRONWORKS GYM FRONT DESK FEE: $40 FOR THE 1ST CHILD, $35 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD THE FEES WILL INCREASE BY $5 AFTER THE CUT-OFF DATE.

DID YOU KNOW? BOOK IT! has become the nation's largest reading incentive program.

DECEMBER

THIS PIZZA HUT IS A PROUD

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TOP READERS

Kindergarten: Kirsten Hall 1st Grade: Shion Dick nd 2 Grade: Hyuga Doreus 3rd Grade: Aaron Bowers 4 th Grade: Mikah Ricafrante 5 th Grade: Nathen Gorham 6 th Grade: Takumi Roth

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KIDS & PARENTS

PARENT RESOURCES

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

LIBRARY 253-3078

MCCS IWAKUNI LIBRARY

for Boys” by Conn and Hal Iggulden. Adventure awaits!

PARENTING CLASSES

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

FAMCAM LOFT

PAJAMA STORY TIME

BUDGET FOR BABY

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

JANUARY 2, 16 & 30, 6:30-7 PM

EVERY OTHER MONTH, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

UNITED THROUGH READING Deployed and unaccompanied service members can record a DVD of themselves reading to send along with a book to their family members at home. Books and recording materials are provided.

NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY (NMCRS) 253-5311

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

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

DIAL-A-STORY 253-6607

Let us do the reading for you. Call us to listen to a short story before bedtime, nap time or anytime. Story changes weekly.

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

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

EARLY LITERACY STORY TIME TUESDAYS, 1-2 PM

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

DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB JANUARY 2 & 16, 2:45-4:15 PM

Boys in grades 3-6, join us after school on the first and third Wednesday of the month to explore “The Dangerous Book

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

NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NPSP) 253-6553

NPSP offers a wide range of support services to military families with children from birth through five years of age. Services include prenatal and postpartum support, parenting classes, play mornings and home visitation. MCCS IWAKUNI NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

SCHOOL LIAISON 253-5064

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

WHAT is W IC? WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN (WIC) 253-4928

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

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CHILD DISCIPLINE JANUARY 22 OR 24, 9:30-11:30 AM

We will explore different parenting and discipline programs such as Positive Parenting, 1-2-3 Magic and Active Parenting. We will discuss ways to minimize tantrums, rewards-versus-consequences and what to do in public places. To sign up and for up-to-date information, call 253-4526.

BABY EXPO JANUARY 26, 9 AM - NOON, CAPODANNO HALL

Having a baby in Japan can be a confusing experience. Join the New Parent Support Program, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and Semper Fit Health Promotions for the First Annual Baby Expo. Experts from various programs will be available to answer all of your baby questions. Workshops in budgeting for baby, nutrition, breastfeeding, the medevac process and more will also be available during the event. Participants include WIC, EDIS, American Red Cross, Branch Health and Dental Clinics, CDC, MCX, and many more! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to have all your baby resources in one place. Call 253-5311 for details.


大鵬飯店

DAIHO Chinese Restaurant (0827-21-3834

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(Last order 9 PM)

City View • Hotel

Closed Tuesdays Take-out available

MCAS Iwakuni

188 Iwakuni Train Station

Authentic Chinese Menu by Chinese Chef

Steamed Dumpling

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Beef & Broccoli

Fried Pork with Spicy Sauce

http://horitora.jp Produced by HORITORA Original, hand-drawn artwork available

Our Hygiene Care:

090-8997-6959 Kizuna Tattoo & Club 4 Corner

Route 188

To Iwakuni JR Station

MCAS Iwakuni

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

Open Hours: Noon - 9 PM (Mon-Thur & Sun) Noon - Midnight (Fri & Sat)

3Hours from \3500 include,room,karaoke and all-you-can-drink 7 Laps for ¥2,100

(U.S. Currency Accepted)

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

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

0827-24-9090

JCI INSPECTIONS CAR SALES, REPAIRS AND PARTS, NEW AND USED

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Base 188

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PHONE (0827)34-3333

E-MAIL 450055.pyc13@honda-auto.ne.jp

Monzen Gate

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JANUARY SPECIAL

10 CATALOG ITEMS FOR 10 DAYS FOR $10.00 PREVIOUSLY

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• ITT

日時:毎週月曜日&火曜日 午前11:00∼午後2:00 場所:クラブ岩国 ランディングゾーン 大人:$8.95 子供:$4.95(5∼10歳)

スープ&サラダ

• ITT 岡山、倉敷の旅 お問い合わせ先 253-4377

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• ITT

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サンデーブランチ

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19 •日本人配偶者 英会話クラス 場所:友情ホール 午前9時∼11時 お問い合わせ先253-3542

大阪&神戸の旅 お問い合わせ先 253-4377

• ITT

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• ストライクゾーン • アイアンワークスジム

モンゴリアンBBQ

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• ITT

• ITT 京都の旅 サインアップが始ま ります。 お問い合わせ先 253-4377

下関水族館 サインアップが始ま ります。 お問い合わせ先 253-4377

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• PCS with Success

• Daily Baby Walk 9:15 AM, Behind Gym • Sponsorship Training 10 AM, 25 3-6161 • Free Play 2 PM, NPSP • New Year, New Hobby 6 PM, Library

THURSDAY

JANUARY 2013 TUESDAY • Welcome Aboard Indoc 7:30 AM, Club Iwakuni • Daily Baby Walk 8 AM, Behind Gym

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• Resume Writing 9 AM, Bldg 411, Rm 101 9 AM, 25 3-5762 • Basics of Saving & Investing • SMP Committee Meeting 11 AM, Bldg 411, Rm 217 10 AM, Hornet’s Nest • New Year, New Hobby • YS Basketball Evaluations 6 PM, Library

• Anger Management

• Dangerous Boys Club 11 AM, Bowling Center • SMP New Year Celebration 2:45 PM, Library 6 PM, Hornet’s Nest • Pajama Story Time New Year’s Day 6:30 PM, Library

8 PM, 25 3-3855

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• Buy This Not That 9 AM, 25 3-6 359

(Accompanied) 9 AM, Bldg 411, Rm 101

• PCS with Success

• New Year, New Hobby

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5 PM, Y TC

• Geihoku Ski Trip 7 AM, Outdoor Rec • Wood Safety Class Noon, Wood Hobby Shop • Chess Tournament 3 PM, Marine Lounge • SMART Girls Make-Up

2 PM, Marine Lounge

• Wood Safety Class Noon, Wood Hobby Shop • Pool Tournament

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Cultural Activities Child, Youth & Teen Sporting Events Military Focused

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• Test of Adult Basic

League 7:30 PM, Bowling Center

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• Friday Night Friendship

6 PM, Gym

• College 101 9 AM, Bldg 411, Rm 127 • College Basics for Sailors 1 PM, Bldg 411, Rm 127 • HITT Workouts 1 PM, Gym • Adult Judo

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• Student Bowling • Bench Press Competition 11 AM, Bowling Center 9 AM, Gym Sports Courts • College Basics for Spouses • MLK Jr. 2.5K Walk/Run 1 PM, Bldg 411, Rm 127 9:30 AM, Y TC • Monthly Ping-Pong Tourney 3 PM, Marine Lounge 6 PM, Y TC

• Youth & Teen 70’s Dance

3 PM, Gym

8 PM, Bowling Center

• 9-Pin No-Tap Tourney

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• MEDEVAC Planning 11 AM, MCF TB • Grand Buffet 11 AM, Grand Ballroom • Intro to Ballet 11:30 AM, Gym

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• Contemporary Dance

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• Saioto Ski Trip 7 AM, Outdoor Rec • Private Swim Registration 8 AM, 25 3-4966 • Baby Expo 9 AM, 25 3-5 311

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• YTC Megahira Ski Trip • HITT Combat Fitness Thru Jan 25, 8 AM, 25 3-6 359 7:30 AM, Y TC • Cultural Trip: Hiroshima • PCS with Success 9 AM, 25 3-6165 (Unaccompanied) • Interviewing Skills 9 AM, Bldg 411, Rm 101 11 AM, 25 3-5762 • Passport to Manhood 3 PM, Y TC 6 PM, Library

• Welcome Aboard Indoc 7:30 AM, Club Iwakuni • Mongolian BBQ 5 PM, Club Iwakuni • SMP Restaurant Trip 6 PM, Hornet’s Nest

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7 PM, Gym

• Hip Hop Youth Class

• New Year, New Hobby

• Child Discipline 9:30 AM, 25 3-4526 • Managing Money & Credit 11 AM, Bldg 411, Rm 217 • Torch Club Meeting Noon, Y TC

• Pre-Marital Workshop 8 AM, MCF TB 11:30 AM, 25 3-5051

• Body Fat Assessments

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• SMP Ping-Pong Tourney

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• Fertility Festival Sign-up

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• NPSP Playmorning 10 AM, 656 Communit y Rm. • Survial Japanese Thru Jan 11, 11:4 0 AM • Early Literacy Story Time 1 PM, Library • ACT Testing

• Pool Tournament 2-6 PM, Marine Lounge

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• Anger Management 8:30 AM, Counseling • Baby Into Books 10 AM, Library • Soup & Salad Bar 10:30 AM, Landing Zone • Weight Loss Boot Camp Mondays thru Feb 11, 5 PM

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• TRS for Retirees Thru Feb 1, 8 AM, 25 3-5762 3 PM, SAC

• Power Hour

8 AM, 25 3-3855

• AFCT Testing

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• Huis Ten Bosch Sign-up 9:30 AM, IT T • Interpersonal Communication 10:30 AM, MCF TB • SMP Pizza Night 6 PM, Both Lounges

• Federal Job Search Strategies Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1 PM, 25 3-5762

• SMP Geihoku Snowboard 6 AM, Hornet’s Nest • MLK Jr. Basketball Tourney 10 AM, Gym Sports Courts • MLK Jr. Buffet 11 AM, Club Iwakuni

Coming of Age Day

10 AM, Library

• Transition Readiness • Building Lasting Thru Jan 18, 8 AM, 25 3-5762 Relationships 9:30 AM, MCF TB

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• Baby Into Books

• Oobukucha Tea Tasting IRR • Seijin-shiki 1:30 PM, Iwakuni Civic Hall • Pool Tournament 2-6 PM, Marine Lounge

• Pool Tournament 2-6 PM, Marine Lounge

• Bikan Historial Area IT T • Otake Oyster Festival IRR • Pool Tournament 2-6 PM, Marine Lounge

THE WORLD’S LARGEST NEWSSTAND

NOW AVAILABLE AT THE

LIBRARY CALL 253-3078 FOR MORE INFO

Sunday - Thursday: 6:30 AM - 11:30 PM Friday & Saturday: 7 AM - 1:30 AM

JD’S GRILLE JANUARY

DAILY SPECIALS

MONDAY

HIDE SPECIAL KAKIAGE DON $6.95 TERIYAKI DOUBLE CHEESE BURGER $8.50

TUESDAY

BACON CHILI CHEDDAR DOG $5.95 SEASIDE CLAM BASKET $7.25

WEDNESDAY

TUNA SALAD BLT MELT $5.95 FRIED PORK CHOPS $7.95

THURSDAY

JUMBO SMOKED ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE HOAGIE $6.95 GRILLED CHICKEN CORDON BLEU PANINI $7.50

FRIDAY

Take-out available until 30 minutes prior to closing.

GRILLED MONTEREY CHICKEN SANDWICH $7.95 FISH AND CHIPS $7.25

FREE ACCESS TO MILLIONS OF SONGS


DIRECTORY

ENTERTAINMENT CLUB IWAKUNI Bldg 600 253-5416 THEATER Bldg 630 253-3499 Movie Line-up 253-5291 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 Sun-Thu: 3-11 PM Fri-Sat: 3 PM - 1 AM SPECIAL EVENTS Bldg 630 253-3727 STATION LIBRARY Bldg 411, 3F 253-3078 Mon-Thu: 9 AM - 9 PM Fri: 9 AM - 8 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 9 AM - 5 PM TORII VIDEO RENTAL Bldg 443 253-4700 Sun-Thu: 10 AM - 8 PM Fri-Sat: 10 AM - 11 PM WOOD HOBBY SHOP Bldg 1345 253-5320 Wed-Fri: 11 AM - 1 PM & 4-8 PM, Sat: 8 AM - 8 PM Sun: Noon - 8 PM

FOOD

KNOCK DOWN ZONE/ PIZZA HUT Bldg 1333 253-7492 Sun-Thu: 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM Fri-Sat: 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM BURGER KING Bldg 410 Sun-Thu: 7 AM - 9 PM Fri & Sat: 7 AM - 10 PM CLUB IWAKUNI Bldg 600 253-5416 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM After Hours 253-3363 Catering Dept. 253-3382 CROSSROADS CAFE & BASKIN ROBBINS Bldg 410 253-4110 Daily: 6 AM - 8:30 PM KFC DELIVERY Delivery Orders 253-3943 Sun-Thu: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM Fri & Sat: 10:30 AM - 8:30 PM Delivery starts at 11 AM JD’S GRILLE Bldg 600 253-3363 Mon-Thu: 6:30 am - Midnight, Fri: 6:30 am - 2 am, Sat: 7 am - 2 am, Sun: 7 am - Midnight MOBILE CANTEEN Route Information 253-4108 PIZZA HUT Bldg 410 Take-Out Orders 253-4915 Delivery Orders 253-3943 Sun-Thu: 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM Fri & Sat: 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM Delivery starts at 11 AM SUBWAY Bldg 410 Delivery Orders 253-7827 Sun-Thu: 9 AM - 9 PM Fri & Sat: 9 AM - 10 PM Delivery starts at 11 AM TACO BELL Bldg 410 Sun: 10 AM - 9 PM Mon-Thu: 7 AM - 9 PM Fri & Sat: 7 AM - 10 PM

IRONWORKS GYM

ATHLETICS Bldg 1010 253-4605 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM AQUATICS Bldg 1010 253-4966 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM GEAR ISSUE Bldg 1010 253-3822 Mon-Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 8 AM - 4 PM GROUP FITNESS Bldg 1010 253-5051/5126 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM HEALTH PROMOTIONS Bldg 1010 253-6359 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM INTRAMURAL SPORTS Bldg 1010 253-3067 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM IRONWORKS GYM Bldg 1010 253-6578 Mon-Fri: 4 AM - 11 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 7 AM - 10 PM OUTDOOR RECREATION Bldg 1010 253-3842 Mon-Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM POOL - INDOOR Bldg 1010 253-5520 Mon-Fri: 5 AM - 9 PM, Sat: 9 AM - 9 PM, Sun & Hol: 11 AM - 9 PM (Closed: Tue & Thur: 1-3 PM) RUNS AND EVENTS Bldg 1010 253-5654 SEMPER FIT ADMIN Bldg 1010 253-5880 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM SHARK BAIT DIVE CENTER Bldg 1010 253-4966 Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM YOUTH SPORTS Bldg 1010 253-3239 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM

LODGING

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

ACTIVE DUTY & FAMILY SUPPORT

CAREER RESOURCES Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6439 CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC) Bldg 637 & 636 253-5584 Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM - 5:15 PM CHILDREN, YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAM Bldg 443 253-5549 Mon-Fri: 1-5 PM COUNSELING SERVICES Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM CULTURAL ADAPTATION PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-6165/6161 EDUCATION OFFICE Bldg 411 Rm 127 253-3855 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-5601 FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM (FAP) Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526

FAMILY MEMBER EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-5762 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM HORNET’S NEST [SMP] Bldg 1347 253-3585 Open 24/7 INFORMATION & REFERRAL (I&R) Bldg 410 253-4197 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 5 PM MARINE LOUNGE [SMP] Bldg 410, 2F 253-5368 Sun-Thu: 10 AM - MIDNIGHT Fri, Sat & Hol: 10 AM - 2 AM MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING Bldg 1104 253-3754/3542 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY Bldg 1100 253-5311 NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NPSP) Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 PERSONAL FINANCIAL MGMT PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6250 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM PREVENTION & EDUCATION OUTREACH 253-6962/4526 RELOCATION ASSISTANCE Bldg 411 Rm 101 253-6161/3311 RETIRED AFFAIRS OFFICE Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-6439 SCHOOL AGE CENTER Bldg 558 253-4769 Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM Closed: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM SCHOOL LIAISON 253-5064 STATION LIBRARY Bldg 411, 3F 253-3078 Mon-Thu: 9 AM - 9 PM Fri: 9 AM - 8 PM Sat, Sun & Hol: 9 AM - 5 PM SUBSTANCE ABUSE Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 TRANSITION ASSISTANCE Bldg 411 Rm 201 253-5762 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM VETERANS ASSISTANCE Bldg 411 Rm 201 By Appointment 253-6284/6439 VICTIM ADVOCATE PROGRAM Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4526 WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN (WIC) Bldg 411 Rm 219 253-4928 YOUTH CULTURAL PROGRAM Rm 101 253-5900 YOUTH & TEEN CENTER Bldg 443 253-6454/4803 Mon-Thu: 2:30-7 PM, Fri: 2:30-8 PM, Sat: Noon - 8 PM Sun: 2 - 5 PM

MCCS SUPPORT

DESIGN Bldg 410 253-5147 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT Bldg 410 253-4841 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wed: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM EXECUTIVE OFFICE Bldg 410 253-3424 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

FINANCE Bldg 410 253-3336 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM HUMAN RESOURCES Bldg 410 253-3030/5008 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wed: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM MARKETING OFFICE Bldg 410 253-5284 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM MCCS MOTOR POOL Bldg 1350 253-6572 Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 4:30 PM PREVIEW MAGAZINE Marketing Dept 253-5284 Broadcast Dept 253-6229 Advertising 253-4169 (in Japanese) 0827-79-4169

RETAIL & SERVICES

AMERICABLE Bldg 410 253-2288 24-Hour Tech Support 046-896-2288 Mon-Sat: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM AUTO SKILLS CENTER Bldg 1350 253-5325 Tue-Fri: Noon - 6 PM, Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM, Sun & Hol: 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Mon) BARKING LOT Bldg 1009 253-3588 Mon, Tue,Thu & Fri: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM BARBER (MCX) 253-4728 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Thu) Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM BARBER (NORTHSIDE) 253-4747 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM (Closed Wed) Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM EXCHANGE NEW CAR SALES Bldg 446 253-4715 Mon-Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM Sat & Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM FUJI OPTICAL Bldg 1350 253-4758 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM GOLF PRO SHOP Bldg 600 253-3402 Mon-Sun: 9 AM - 5 PM HEAD TO TOE BEAUTY SALON Bldg 410 253-4708 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 7 PM LAUNDERETTE Bldg 705 Daily 24 hours MARINE CORPS EXCHANGE (MCX) Military Clothing Sales, Oscar’s Gifts, Torii Tunes Bldg 446 253-5641 Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat: 10 AM 8 PM, Wed, Sun & Hol: 10 AM - 6 PM MCX FURNITURE ANNEX Bldg: 497 253-6621 Wed-Sun: Noon - 6 PM MCX WAREHOUSE Bldg 380 253-5255 Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 10 AM8 PM, Wed & Sun: 10 AM 6 PM, Sat: 10:30 AM - 7 PM MARINE MART - NORTHSIDE Bldg 1350 253-4121 Sun-Thu: 6:30 AM - 11 PM Fri & Sat: 6:30 AM - MIDNIGHT

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

MARINE MART - MCX Bldg 446 253-4792 Sun-Thu: 6:30 AM - 11 PM Fri & Sat: 6:30 AM - MIDNIGHT SERVICE+ Bldg 410 253-4723 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM SOFTBANK CELLULAR Bldg 410 253-5851 Mon-Sat: 10 AM - 6:30 PM Sun: 10 AM - 5:30 PM Hol: Noon - 5 PM STARCH & STRIPES DRY CLEANERS/TAILOR SHOP Bldg 446 253-4742 Mon-Sat: 9 AM - 5:30 PM STORAGE UNITS Bldg 1350 253-4385 Mon-Sat: 8 AM - 4:30 PM

TRAVEL & AUTOMOTIVE

ACADEMY TRAVEL Bldg 410 253-3764/3841 JN (0827)29-0405 Fax (0827)29-0406 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Sat: 9:30 AM - 3 PM AUTO GAS BOOTH Bldg 1350 253-4517 Sun-Sat: 8 AM - 8 PM CAR WASH Bldg 1350 Tue-Fri: Noon - 6 PM, Sat: 9 AM - 5 PM, Sun & Hol: 10 AM - 6 PM, (Closed Mon) INFORMATION & REFERRAL (I&R) Bldg 410 253-4197 Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM INFORMATION, TOURS & TRAVEL Bldg 410 253-4377 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Sat: 9:30 AM - 3 PM TRAVEL CENTER Bldg 410 Mon-Fri: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Sat 9:30 AM - 3 PM TYPHOON MOTORS AUTO SERVICE STATION Bldg 1350 253-4385 Mon-Sat: 8 AM - 4:30 PM VEHICLE RENTAL Bldg 1350 253-4245 Daily: 8 AM - 6 PM

STATION

AIR TERMINAL Bldg 727 253-5509 AFN Request Line 253-1575 BRANCH MEDICAL CLINIC Appointments 253-3445 Voice Menu 253-5571 BANKS Community Bank 253-4777 Navy Federal 253-4797 CHAPLAIN Station Chapel 253-3371 Duty Chaplain 080-6612-9244 COMMISSARY Bldg 450 253-5586 IPAC Bldg 1 253-4529 MC PERRY SCHOOL Elementary 253-3327 High School 253-5448 MILITARY POLICE Bldg 608 253-3303

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