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Elf on the Island Santa’s Mailbox Afterburners Bash (SMP) Thanksgiving Party (SMP) Festival of Trees Celebration & Competition Toys for Tots Collections

MCRD Four Winds Family Readiness Ctr MCAS/MCRD Libraries MCAS Afterburners MCAS Brig & Brew MCRD Traditions MCRD/MCAS MCX, Golf Course, Douglas Visitors’ Center & MCFTB Offices

Thanksgiving Meal (SMP)

MCAS Afterburners

Pictures with Santa Pictures with Santa

MCRD MCX MCRD MCX

Sunday 1 December - Saturday 7 December 2 December 1700-1900 2-17 December 1130-1230 3 December 0900-1200 3 December 0930-1130 5 December 0930-1130 6 December 0700 7 December 0800-1200 7 December 0800-1600 7 December 1000 7 December 1100-1630

Operation Elf Christmas Tree Giveaway 12 Days of Fitness (excludes Sat & Sun) Cookies and Communication Class Holiday Wreath Making with Information & Referral High Style, Low Cost Holidays Jingle Bell Run Breakfast with Santa CDC Holiday Helpers (registration required) Shopping Trip (SMP) FREE Winter Wonderland at the Movies

MCRD MCX and Laurel Bay 7-Day MCRD Fitness Center MCAS Afterburners MCRD Four Winds Family Readiness Ctr MCRD Four Winds Family Readiness Ctr MCAS Fitness Center MCAS O’Club MCAS CDC Tanger Outlets & Savannah Mall MCAS Theater

Sunday 8 December - Saturday 14 December 8 December 1400-1600 9 December 0900 9 -24 December Mon-Fri 1600-2000 Sat and Sun 1200-2000 9 December 1800-2000 10 December 1700 11 December 0700 11 December 0915 11 December 1800-2000 12 December 0930 12 December 1300-1430 13 December 1130-1330 13 December 1630-1800 14 December 1300-1600

CDCs Annual Beaufort Christmas Parade Participation Story Time and Visit from Santa Operation Elf Gift Wrap Operation Elf Gift Wrap CO’s Tree Lighting Caroling on the Island, Depart from Religious Ministries Ctr 4th Quarterly Road Race and Jingle Bell Run Sounds of the Season (registration required) Candyland in the North Pole Story Time and Visit from Santa Coping with Holiday Stress L.I.N.K.S. Christmas Party Festival of Trees Youth Holiday Party

Downtown Beaufort MCRD Library MCRD MCX MCRD MCX Laurel Bay 7-Day Store MCRD MCRD Fitness Center MCAS CDC MCAS Fitness Center MCAS Library MCAS Bldg 807 Rm 33 MCRD Four Winds Family Readiness Ctr MCAS Afterburners MCAS Bowling

Sunday 15 December - Saturday 21 December 18 December 0900-1200 18 December 1500 19 December 0900-1200 19 December 1900 20 December 1500-1700 20 December 1500-1700

Operation Holiday Stress Release Holiday Party (SMP) Christmas Around the World (registration required) Holiday Party (SMP) Holiday Book Exchange (registration required) Caroling Christmas Canes (registration required)

MCAS MCFTB Office MCAS Afterburners MCRD CDC MCRD Brig & Brew Laurel Bay CDC Laurel Bay CDC

Sunday 22 December - Saturday 28 December 23-27 & 30 December - 3 January 1100-1600 24 December 0900-1800 25 December 1500

Winter Break Special Pictures with Santa Christmas Meal (SMP)

MCRD/MCAS Bowling MCRD MCX MCAS Afterburners

Sunday 29 December - Tuesday 31 December 31 December 1900-0100

New Year’s Eve Party (SMP)

MCAS Afterburners and MCRD Brig & Brew

Sunday 17 November - Saturday 23 November 18 November 18 November - 13 December 20 November 1700 21 November 1900 22 November 1700-1900 Through 22 December Sunday 24 November - Saturday 30 November 28 November 1500 29 November - 23 December Mon-Fri 1100-1900 Sat & Sun 1200-1800

HOLIDAY SALES AT THE MCX

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30 October - 26 November 30 October - 24 December 6 November - 24 December 14-17 November 20-24 November 4-10 December 18-24 December 26 December - 1 January

Toyland Sale Holiday Fragrance Sale Great Gifts (Gifts To Go) Pre-Holiday Sale Holiday Countdown Perfect Gifts Last Minute Gift Sale Get the Gifts You Really Wanted

MCRD MCX MCRD MCX MCRD/MCAS MCX MCRD/MCAS MCX MCRD/MCAS MCX MCRD/MCAS MCX MCRD/MCAS MCX MCRD/MCAS MCX

PRESENTED BY

We would like to thank New River Auto Mall for their sponsorship of MCCS events and activities. The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Marine Corps neither endorse nor favor any commercial supplier, product, or service.

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AFTERBURNERS BASH

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ANNUAL

9 DECEMBER 1800-2000

TROOP APPRECIATION &

THANKSGIVING FEAST 1700 | AFTERBURNERS MCAS, BEAUFORT

LAUREL BAY 7-DAY STORE

YOUTH HOLIDAY PARTY

REGISTRATION REQUIRED Register at bowlingholidayparty.eventbrite.com

REGISTRATION REQUIRED ∙ Register at winterwonderlandmovies.eventbrite.com

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HEALTH & FITNESS

TRIPLE “D” MONTH

For many, December is about celebrating the holiday season with family, friends and loved ones. Tragically for some, celebrations may end in the emergency room or in the morgue. Triple D, which stands for “Drugged, Drinking and Driving”, is an awareness campaign whose goal is to increase awareness of the fatal and catastrophic consequences of driving while impaired. Triple D is highlighted during December because the number of drivers who are fueled by alcohol and/or other drugs increases significantly during this month. Some consume these substances in greater quantities during celebrations while others may consume these substances due to seasonal sadness.

There is so much to lose from driving under the influence such as money from paying fines, court costs, increased insurance costs, jail time, attorney fees, lost time from work, suspended license (possibly for life) and the ultimate price of killing someone else and/or yourself. Here are some things you can do to help deter people from getting behind the wheel while under the influence: t*GZPVSFIPTUJOHBQBSUZ DPMMFDUUIFLFZTPGZPVSHVFTUTXIFOUIFZ arrive just as you would “check” their coat. t*GZPVSFTFSWJOHBMDPIPM RVJUTFSWJOHJUBUMFBTUPOFIPVSQSJPSUPUIF end of the party. Also, ensure non-alcoholic drinks are available.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention report that every day in the United States a least 30 people die in alcohol related motor vehicle crashes. That’s about 1 crash every 48 minutes or 10,950 fatal crashes per year. Drugs other than alcohol, such as marijuana, cocaine or prescription drugs, are involved in about 18% of motor vehicle deaths. Much too often these drugs are used in conjunction with alcohol which significantly increases impairment and can be a deadly combination. With statics like these it is very likely that the roads are crowded with people who are under the influence. Stay alert when driving because the impaired driver coming toward you will not be. Also, never get into a motor vehicle with someone who’s impaired or who has been drinking. Even one drink can relax a person so significantly that their reactions are slowed.

t"SSBOHFGPSTPCFSUSBOTQPSUBUJPOJGHVFTUTBSFJNQBJSFEPSIBWFCFFO drinking since their arrival. t%POUCFMJFWFUIFNZUITUIBUIPU CMBDLDPòFFBOEDPMETIPXFSTXJMM sober someone up: All you end up with is a wide-awake drunk. This holiday season we want you to have fun with family and friends but use sound judgment when you celebrate. Plan ahead to keep yourself and others from making bad choices and have a fun-filled, safe holiday! Gayle Wierzbicki, MSW, LISW Drug Demand Reduction Coordinator 228-2465 or gayle.wierzbicki@usmc-mccs.org

11 December 1800-2000 MCAS Fitness Center Join us for this special holiday family event. Dance and exercise while following the Candy Land circuit course. See Santa, Mrs. Claus, Santa’s elves and maybe even reindeer! Take a break from the hectic holiday season and spend time enjoying some music and light activity. All ages are welcome!

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Call 228-7010 for more information.

Patrons of all ability levels are welcome and encouraged to attend all events. If special assistance is needed, please contact Harriet Fisher at 228-7092 or harriet.fisher@usmc-mccs.org.

Begins at MCAS Fitness Center 0700

11 December MCRD

Begins at Combat Fitness Center 0700  tEach race will be 3 miles  tHoliday dress is encouraged  tAll runners will receive a jingle bell to wear  tNo registration or fee  tJust show up ready to run We would like to thank New River Auto Mall for their sponsorship of MCCS events and activities.

PRESENTED BY

We would like to thank New River Auto Mall for their sponsorship of MCCS events and activities.

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Marine Corps neither endorse nor favor any commercial supplier, product, or service.

DECEMBER 2013

PRESENTED BY

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Marine Corps neither endorse nor favor any commercial supplier, product, or service.

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25 December at 1500

Can’t be home for the holidays? Please join us and enjoy a traditional Christmas Meal with all the trimmings.

We would like to thank New River Auto Mall for their sponsorship of MCCS events and activities.

PRESENTED BY

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Marine Corps neither endorse nor favor any commercial supplier, product, or service.

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MCRD RD PARRIS ISLAND

MCAS BE BEAUFORT

13 DECEMBER t 1630-1800 AFTERBURNERS, MCAS BEAUFORT

MONDAY 2 DECEMBER | 1700 – 1900 PARRIS ISLAND MCX PARKING LOT FOR MORE INFO CALL 228-1573

Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Winners of the Festival of Trees Unit Competition will be announced, a drawing will be held, cookies and cocoa will be served, and fun will be had by all!

MONDAY 2 DECEMBER | 1700 – 1900 LAUREL BAY 7-DAY STORE FOR MORE INFO CALL 228-7495

Bring the kids out to see Santa Claus and enjoy the craft table activities! For more info, please contact Christopher Eiland at 843-228-7495 or eilandcl@usmc-mccs.org.

All Families through E-5 will receive a free Christmas tree! (while supplies last) For more info, call 228-1573.

P R E S E N T E D BY

PRESENTED BY

Thank You to our event sponsors:

We would like to thank New River Auto Mall for their sponsorship of MCCS events and activities. The Department of Defense (DoD) the Marine Corps (DoD) neither endorse norCorps favorneither any endorse nor favor any commercial supplier, product, or service. Theand Department of Defense and the Marine commercial supplier, product, or service.

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Marine Corps neither endorse nor favor any commercial supplier, product, or service.

OPERATION: ELF CHRISTMAS TREE GIVEAWAY 2 December | 1700-1900 | MCRD MCX & Laurel Bay 7-Day Store

FESTIVAL OF TREES 13 December | 1630-1800 | Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort

To register, please contact 228-1573 (MCRD) or 228-7495 (Laurel Bay).

To register, please contact Chris Eiland at 228-7495 or eilandcl@usmc-mccs.org. Registration is required.

For more information, please contact your MCRD MCFTB Team

For more information, please contact your MCAS MCFTB Team

Deanna Simpson – MCFTB Director – 228-1505

DaNeil Cox – MCFTB Director – 228-6504 Mindy Morrison – MCFTB Administrative Specialist – 228-6141 Christopher Eiland – Family Readiness Program Trainer – 228-7495 Becky Salazar – LifeSkills Program Trainer – 228-7334 Julia Gwynn – L.I.N.K.S. Program Trainer – 228-7397 Kristin Remshak – L.I.N.K.S. Program Administrator – 228-7362 Ashley McCartney – Readiness & Deployment Support Trainer – 228-7311 MJ Boice – Readiness & Deployment Support Trainer – 228-6793

Myranda Brown – MCFTB Administrative Specialist – 228-1662 Shannon Mann-Alvarenga – Family Readiness Program Trainer – 228-1663 Lori Stone – Readiness & Deployment Support Trainer – 228-1550 Sara Hollenbeck – LifeSkills Program Trainer – 228-1570 Roxanne Farr – L.I.N.K.S. Program Trainer – 228-1573 Veronica Stephens – L.I.N.K.S. Administrative Specialist – 228-1524

MCFTB ONLINE

mccs-sc.com/MCFTB

MCAS Facebook.com/mcftb.mcas.beaufort MCRD Facebook.com/mcftb.mcrdpi

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SINGLE MARINE & SAILOR PR OGRAM

DECEMBER 2013 SMP EVENTS SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

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WEDNESDAY

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THURSDAY

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FRIDAY

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SATURDAY

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SMP MEETING Brig & Brew 1000 Afterburners 1400

NFL Sunday Ticket Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1300-2100

8

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1300-2100

Karaoke w/ DJ Donna Brig & Brew 1900

Monday Night Football

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 2030

NFL Sunday Ticket

Hilton Head & Savannah 1000 Pickup at Brig & Brew 1015 Pickup at Afterburners

Afterburners 1900

9

Monday Night Football

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 2030

15

Xbox Tournament Brig & Brew 1900

Texas Hold’em

10

Pool Tournament Brig & Brew 1900

Texas Hold’em Afterburners 1900

16

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 2000

11

Afterburners 1900

12

13

18

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1300-2100

Afterburners 1900

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 2000

19

14

ESPN Gameday

Movie Night

Thursday Night Football

17

ESPN Gameday

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1300-2100

Movie Night

Thursday Night Football

20

21

Holiday Party Holiday Party

Brig & Brew1900 Karaoke w/ DJ Donna

Afterburners 1500

NFL Sunday Ticket Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1300-2100

Monday Night Football

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 2030

22

23

Brig & Brew 1900

Texas Hold’em Afterburners 1900

Cornhole Tournament Brig & Brew 1900

24

Afterburners 1900

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 2000

25

ESPN Gameday

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1300-2100

Movie Night

Thursday Night Football

26

27

UFC 168

Christmas Meal

Afterburners 2200

Afterburners 1500

NFL Sunday Ticket Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1300-2100

Monday Night Football

30

ESPN Gameday

Movie Night

Thursday Night Football

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 2030

29

28

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1300-2100

Afterburners 1900

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 2000

31

New Year’s Party NFL Sunday Ticket Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1300-2100

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900-0100

Monday Night Football

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 2030

Bowling: Friday 1600-2000, Saturday 1300-2000 and Sunday all day! Movies: Thurs-Sun any movie FOR FREE. BRIG & BREW: 228-1544, SMP INFO: MCRD 228-1541, AFTERBURNERS: 228-6365, SMP INFO: MCAS 228-7405 MCCS-SC.COM

AFTERBURNERS

AFTERBURNERS

BRIG & BREW

Recreation: Mon-Fri Sat-Sun

Snack Bar: Mon-Wed and Fri Thur Sat-Sun

Recreation: Mon-Wed Thur Fri Sat-Sun

1100-2100 1300-2100

1600-2100 1500-2100 1300-2100

UPCOMING EVENTS 7 DECEMBER HOLIDAY SHOPPING Pickup 1000 | Brig & Brew 1015 | Afterburners 18 DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY 1500 | Afterburners

19 DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY 1900 | Brig & Brew

28 DECEMBER UFC 168 2200 | Afterburners

25 DECEMBER CHRISTMAS MEAL 1500 | Afterburners

31 DECEMBER NEW YEAR'S PARTY 1900 | Afterburners & Brig & Brew

BRIG & BREW 1600-2000 1500-2100 1500-2000 1300-2100

Snack Bar: Mon-Wed Thur Fri Sat-Sun

1600-2000 1500-2100 1500-2000 1300-2100

MOVIE THEATER HOTLINES: Parris Island 228-1525 MCAS Beaufort 228-7183

For more info, contact Brett Westerfield at 228-1541 or email Westerfieldb@usmc-mccs.org.

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every corner! Located in Columbia, SC, this educational attraction has received numerous awards! The price is $10.50 per adult and $9.00 per child ages 3-12.

DON’T MISS OUT ON A CAROLINA CHRISTMAS IN MYRTLE BEACH, SC! A real Southern holiday treat can be found right up the road from us in Myrtle Beach, SC. Every year 2 awe-inspiring Christmas spectaculars occur and each really is a must-see experience! Stop by ITT to purchase discounted tickets!

South Carolina Aquarium In Charleston, SC, the South Carolina Aquarium brings to life the 5 major regions of our great state: the Mountains, the Piedmont, the Coastal Plain, the Coast and the Ocean. Currently in residence is the Madagascar Journey exhibit! The price is $20.00 per adult and $12.25 per child ages 4-12.

The Gilmore Theater The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, “The Christmas Show of the South,� currently in its 28th season, brings you its most memorable season yet. The 2013 season brings a stunning change neatly blended with time-honored traditions. New talent mingles with acclaimed rotating artists and longstanding Opry favorites!

Savannah Old Town Trolley Tours This is Savannah’s best sightseeing tour! Stunning natural beauty, magnificent architecture, fascinating history and warm southern hospitality have lured millions of visitors to Savannah each year. With its quaint country squares and many areas of historic interest, there is much to see and do in Georgia’s first city. The price is $23.00 per adult and $9.00 per child ages 4-12.

The Alabama Theatre Celebrate the holidays with the award winning production, “The South's Grandest Christmas Show.â€? This year's Christmas extravaganza brings an JODSFEJCMF DPNCJOBUJPO PG UBMFOU  TDFOFSZ BOE TQFDJBM FòFDUT UP UIF (SBOE Strand to produce a spectacular new holiday musical experience sure to put you in the season's spirit. This show will instill the true meaning of Christmas in your family with its combination of traditional Christmas classics and contemporary holiday favorites!

Theme Parks Just down the road, Florida is home to some of the world’s most amazing theme parks: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and LegoLand Florida. ITT has discounted tickets to all of them! Stop by to find out how we can save you money on all these great attractions and more! Pricing varies.

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FROM ITT/ALL POINTS TRAVEL Need some ideas of what to get for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life this Holiday season? ITT is here to help! Here’s a sampling of the amazing deals available to Active Duty, Retirees and authorized personnel. A Military ID is only required at the time of purchase and not when they are actually utilized so they make great gifts for your civilian friends and family members as well!

Ripley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees In 2001, Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach hosted its first Festival of Trees with 10 trees. As the event has grown more trees representing more states have been added annually. This year's South Carolina tree will be an 18 ft. tree decorated with magnolias, golf balls, seashell wreaths, stars and representations of the SC Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers! This gets the vote for one of the most awesome holiday events of the season and is included at no charge with a regular aquarium admission! The price is $19.00 per adult and $12.00 per child ages 3-11.

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JOIN ITT FOR EXCITING VACATIONS IN 2014! There are many group trips in the works for 2014! Destinations we are preparing our guided vacations include:

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus “The Greatest Show on Earth!� returns to Savannah in 2014! A 143-year tradition that combines extraordinary animal performances, captivating clown escapades and daring high-wire acts with contemporary surprises and thrills for a unique circus-going experience. Performances scheduled for 22 26 January. Pricing varies.

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Biltmore Estate Explore George Vanderbilt’s extraordinary home, beautiful gardens and Antler Hill Village and Winery nestled on 8,000 acres in the mountains of Asheville, NC. Tickets are available for daytime tours (good for ANY day of the year, including high season) as well as the special Candlelight Christmas evening tours. The price is $42.00 for daytime admission. Pricing varies for Christmas Candlelight tours.

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Riverbanks Zoo From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promises new discoveries around

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Information, Tickets & Tours (ITT) and All Points Travel, Bldg. 409 (Inside Furniture Gallery), Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC 29905 ¡ Call 228-3557 or 228-1540

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RETAIL JOIN US FOR

THE RACK PACKAGE $210.00 FOR 3 NIGHTS

Entree $5.00

Combo $7.25

Enjoy a $45 savings on three nights’ accommodations at the deTreville House, winner of the Marine Corps Food & Hospitality Excellence Award for 20 years, located 8 miles from Parris Island on board the Beaufort Air Station. For reservation information call 522-1663 or visit innsofthecorps.com.

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MCAS BEAUFORT

DECEMBER

For more information or reservations call us at 843-228-7600 or visit us online at mccs-sc.com WEDNESDAY “Mama’s Soon to Be World Famous” Chicken Tenders

TUESDAY

MONDAY

Taco Tuesday

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TRY OUR NEW A LA CARTE MENU!

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Buffet Available Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

Buffet Available Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

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11

TRY OUR NEW A LA CARTE MENU! TRY OUR NEW A LA CARTE MENU! Buffet Available Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

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Buffet Available Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

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TRY OUR NEW A LA CARTE MENU!

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TRY OUR NEW A LA CARTE MENU! Buffet Available Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95 OFFICERS NIGHT 1600-2000 Santini Bar | Pub Menu Available

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Buffet Available Buffet &Available Sides, Drink Dessert $8.95 Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95 OFFICERS NIGHT 1600-2000 Santini Bar | Pub Menu Available

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ALL RANKS WELCOME! LUNCH HOURS: Tuesday-Friday: 1100-1300 Children’s Lunch Buffet Price: Ages 0-5: Free ∙ Ages 6-12: $4.95

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Buffet Available Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

Buffet Available Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95 OFFICERS NIGHT 1600-2000 Santini Bar | Pub Menu Available

Buffet Available Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

Buffet Available Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

TRY OUR NEW A LA CARTE MENU! TRY OUR NEW A LA CARTE MENU!

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Fish Fry-Day

4

Buffet Available Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

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THURSDAY

Pork Chop Thursday

27 CLOSED

2 CLOSED

3 CLOSED

Will reopen Tuesday 7 January.

The Officers’ Club is also available for private catering functions. Please consider us for your next wedding, party or banquet. Call 228-7600 for more information.

Adults: $4.00 Children: $2.00 Children under 5 are FREE. To register, contact Donna Andrews at 228-6508. Please make reservations by 4 December. All ranks are welcome to attend. DECEMBER 2013

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MCRD PARRIS ISLAND

MONDAY

DECEMBER TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Lunch Buffet Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 1100-1300 All Ranks Welcome

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Children’s Lunch Buffet Price: Ages 0-5: Free Ages 6-12: $4.95

1

SUNDAY CLOSED

3

2

LOOKS LIKE LIVER

LUNCH BUFFET FEATURING:

1700-2000 ∙ EVERY WEDNESDAY 9

10 LUNCH BUFFET FEATURING:

COUNTRY FRIED STEAK & BBQ CHICKEN

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Soup & Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95 16

FRIED PORK CHOPS & ROAST BEEF

IT’S ITALIAN

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14

15

SUNDAY

SATURDAY

Sunday Brunch 1000-1300

CLOSED

19

FISH FRY-DAY LUNCH BUFFET 20 Soup & Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

————— No Happy Hour ————— 21

22

SUNDAY

SATURDAY

Soup & Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

25

FISH FRY-DAY LUNCH BUFFET 13 ————— Happy Hour 1600-1800 —————

FRIED PORK CHOPS & ROAST BEEF

1700-2000 ∙ EVERY WEDNESDAY

Sunday Brunch 1000-1300

Soup & Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

LUNCH BUFFET FEATURING:

STEAK NIGHT

Soup & Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

8

SUNDAY

CLOSED

Soup & Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

18

Soup & Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

COUNTRY FRIED STEAK & BBQ CHICKEN 23

LUNCH BUFFET FEATURING:

Soup & Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

LUNCH BUFFET FEATURING:

7

SATURDAY

12

RUN FOR THE BORDER

STEAK NIGHT

17

————— Happy Hour 1600-1800 —————

Soup & Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

11

1700-2000 ∙ EVERY WEDNESDAY

LUNCH BUFFET FEATURING:

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LUNCH BUFFET FEATURING:

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FISH FRY-DAY LUNCH BUFFET

Soup & Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

FRIED PORK CHOPS & ROAST BEEF

STEAK NIGHT

Drink & Dessert $8.95

5 LUNCH BUFFET FEATURING:

Soup & Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

COUNTRY FRIED STEAK & BBQ CHICKEN

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For more information or reservations call us at 228-1566 or visit us online at mccs-sc.com

Book Traditions or The Officers' Club for your holiday catering needs. traditions 228-7600

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DECEMBER CALENDAR ONGOING » Ongoing through 24 December MCX Great Gifts (Gifts To Go) MCXs MCRD Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort » 18 November – 13 December Santa's Mailboxes Libraries, MCRD Parris Island & MCAS Beaufort » 27 November – Sunday1 December MCX After Thanksgiving Sale MCXs MCRD Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort » 29 November – 24 December Pictures with Santa MCX, MCRD Parris Island SUN 1 » Sunday 1 December – 24 December MCX Holiday Fragrance Sale MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1300 SMP NFL Ticket Sunday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island MON 2 » 0730 BHB Prime for Life Bldg. 17, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 AFCT Testing Armed Forces Classification Testing Education, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 CRMC Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Bldg. 807, Room 23, MCAS Beaufort » 0800 SAT Testing (College Entrance Testing) Education, MCAS Beaufort » 0830 CDC Family Child Care (FCC) New Provider Orientation Class is a week-long (Monday-Friday) 40 hour orientation class to certify military spouse family child care providers . CDC, MCRD Parris Island » 1000 MCFTB MCRD L.I.N.K. ed In Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 201, MCRD Parris Island » 1000 NPSP Playmorning Youth Center, Laurel Bay » 1200 NPSP Mens Parenting Class 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd, Laurel Bay » 1300 BHB Stress Management Bldg. 17, MCRD Parris Island » 1700 MCFTB Operation Elf Christmas Tree Giveaway MCX Parking Lot, MCRD Parris Island and 7 Day Store, Laurel Bay » 2030 SMP NFL Monday Night Football Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island TUE 3 » 0730 BHB Prime for Life Bldg. 17, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 CRMC Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Bldg. 807, Room 23, MCAS Beaufort » 0800 ACT Testing (College Entrance Testing) Education, MCRD Parris Island » 0830 CDC Family Child Care (FCC) New Provider Orientation CDC, MCRD Parris Island » 0830 ACT Testing Education, MCAS Beaufort » 0900 MCFTB MCAS Cookies & Communication Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort » 0900 BHB The Power of Positive Parenting Teen Seminar Bldg. 807, MCAS Beaufort » 0930 MCFTB MCRD Holiday Wreath Making with Information and Referral Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 201, MCRD Parris Island » 1300 BHB Stress Management Bldg. 17, MCRD Parris Island » 1300 TABE Testing (Basic Skills) Education,

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MCRD Parris Island » 1345 MCFTB MCAS Kids on the Home Front for Laurel Bay Schools Bolden Elementary, Laurel Bay » 1500 Paying For College (Class) Bldg. 923, Room 29, Education, MCRD Parris Island » 1800 MCFTB MCAS Deployment Wreath Class MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort » 1900 SMP Tuesday Night Texas Hold'em Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort WED 4 » 4 December – 10 December MCX Perfect Gifts Sale MCXs MCRD Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort » 0730 BHB Prime for Life Bldg. 17, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 BHB Men's Group Bldg. 17, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 CRMC Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Bldg. 807, Room 23, MCAS Beaufort » 0800 DLPT Testing (Language Skills) Education, MCRD Parris Island » 0830 CDC Family Child Care (FCC) New Provider Orientation CDC, MCRD Parris Island » 0900 MCFTB MCAS Deployment and Finding You VMFA-312 Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort » 0900 Story Time Library, MCRD Parris Island » 0900 NPSP Breastfeeding Support Group 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd, Laurel Bay » 1000 MCFTB MCAS Positive Strides 7 Day Store, Laurel Bay » 1000 SMP Meeting (MCRD) Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island » 1000 NPSP Playmorning CDC, Room 130, MCRD Parris Island » 1130 Tobacco Cessation Class (Active Duty Only) Branch Medical Clinic, MCAS Beaufort » 1300 DLAB Testing (Language Aptitude) Education, MCRD Parris Island » 1300 TABE Testing (Basic Skills) Education, MCAS Beaufort » 1400 SMP Meeting (MCAS) Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort » 1515 MGIB Recruit Brief Recruit Training Facility, MCRD Parris Island » 1900 SMP X-Box Tournament Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island THU 5 » 0730 BHB Prime for Life Bldg. 17, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 CRMC Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Bldg. 807, Room 23, MCAS Beaufort » 0830 CDC Story Time CDC, MCRD Parris Island » 0830 CDC Family Child Care (FCC) New Provider Orientation CDC, MCRD Parris Island » 0930 MCFTB MCRD High Style, Low Cost Holidays Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 201, MCRD Parris Island » 1000 MCFTB MCAS Read Your Way Through Deployment MCFTB House, Laurel Bay » 1700 EFMP Bowling Bowling Center, MCAS Beaufort » 1730 MCFTB MCAS RAD for Kids Fitness Center Classroom, 2nd Floor, MCAS Beaufort » 1900 SMP Karaoke with DJ Donna Thursday Night Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island » 2000 SMP NFL Thursday Night Football Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew,

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MCRD Parris Island FRI 6 » 0700 Jingle Bell Run Fitness Center, MCAS Beaufort » 0730 BHB Prime for Life Bldg. 17, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 MCFTB MCAS Communication, Cards & Creativity MCFTB House, Laurel Bay » 0800 CRMC Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Bldg. 807, Room 23, MCAS Beaufort » 0830 CDC Family Child Care (FCC) New Provider Orientation CDC, MCRD Parris Island » 1000 MCFTB MCAS Hearts Apart Support Group MCFTB House, Laurel Bay » 1530 MGIB Recruit Makeup Brief Education, MCRD Parris Island » 1800 MCFTB MCAS H&HS Bunco Night Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort » 1900 SMP Friday Movie Night Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort SAT 7 » 0800 Breakfast with Santa $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children with children under 5 for FREE. The Officers' Club, MCAS Beaufort » 0800 CDC Holiday Helpers Free childcare for ages up to 5. CDC, MCAS Beaufort » 1000 Pickup at Brig & Brew. 1015 Pickup at Afterburners. SMP Holiday Shopping Trip Hilton Head Outlet Stores, Bluffton, South Carolina » 1100 Winter Wonderland at the Movies For ages 6 to 12 years old and preregistration required. Theater, MCAS Beaufort » 1300 SMP ESPN Gameday Saturday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island SUN 8 » 1300 SMP NFL Ticket Sunday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island » 1400 CDC Laurel Bay, MCAS & MCRD in Traditional Christmas Parade Downtown Beaufort » 1400 Beaufort Traditional Christmas Parade Downtown Beaufort MON 9 » 0800 CRMC Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Bldg. 923, Room 27, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 College Test Proctoring Education, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 SACO Training MCCS Training Bldg., MCRD Parris Island » 0800 SAT Testing (College Entrance Testing) Education, MCAS Beaufort » 1000 NPSP Playmorning Youth Center, Laurel Bay » 1200 NPSP Mens Parenting Class 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd, Laurel Bay » 1300 BHB Anger Management Bldg. 807, Room 33, MCAS Beaufort » 1600 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1730 MCFTB MCAS RAD for Kids Fitness Center Classroom, 2nd Floor, MCAS Beaufort » 1800 Commanding Officer's 25th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus and bring your camera to take pictures with Santa! Holiday Music, Free Cookies & Cocoa. 7

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Day Store, Laurel Bay » 2030 SMP NFL Monday Night Football Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island TUE 10 » 0800 CRMC Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Bldg. 923, Room 27, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 College Test Proctoring Education, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 SACO Training MCCS Training Bldg., MCRD Parris Island » 0830 ACT Testing Education, MCAS Beaufort » 0900 MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. and Four Lenses for Spouses MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort » 0900 BHB The Power of Positive Parenting Teen Seminar Bldg. 807, MCAS Beaufort » 0930 NPSP Baby Boot Camp 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd, Laurel Bay » 1000 MCFTB MCAS MAG-31 Pre-Deployment Brief MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort » 1300 BHB Anger Management Bldg. 807, Room 33, MCAS Beaufort » 1400 Nutrition Class This class focuses on marines on BCP; however, anyone is welcome to attend. Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island » 1500 Paying For College (Class) Bldg. 596, Room 124, Education, MCAS Beaufort » 1600 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1700 MCRD MCFTB Caroling on the Island Religious Ministries Center, MCRD Parris Island » 1900 SMP Tuesday Night Texas Hold'em Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort WED 11 » 11 December – 17 December MCX Customer Appreciation Sale MCXs MCRD Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort » 0700 4th Quarterly Road Race/Jingle Bell Run Fitness Center, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 BHB Incident Determination Training Bldg. 807, Room 33, MCAS Beaufort » 0800 BHB Men's Group Bldg. 17, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 CRMC Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Bldg. 923, Room 27, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 College Test Proctoring Education, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 SACO Training MCCS Training Bldg., MCRD Parris Island » 0900 MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. and Four Lenses for Spouses MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort » 0900 Visit From Santa. Story Time Library, MCRD Parris Island » 0900 NPSP Breastfeeding Support Group 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd, Laurel Bay » 0915 CDC Sounds of the Season CDC, MCAS Beaufort » 1000 NPSP Playmorning CDC, Room 130, MCRD Parris Island » 1130 Tobacco Cessation Class (Active Duty Only) Branch Medical Clinic, MCAS Beaufort » 1300 TABE Testing (Basic Skills) Education, MCAS Beaufort » 1515 MGIB Recruit Brief Recruit Training Facility, MCRD Parris Island » 1600 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1800 MCFTB MCAS Our Family Story Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort » 1800 Candyland at the North Pole Fitness Center, MCAS Beaufort » 1900 SMP Pool Tournament Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island THU 12

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» 0800 CRMC Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Bldg. 923, Room 27, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 SACO Training MCCS Training Bldg., MCRD Parris Island » 0800 Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Education/Career Pathway Education, MCAS Beaufort » 0830 DLAB & AFCT Testing Distance Learning, MCAS Beaufort » 0930 Visit From Santa. Story Time Library, MCAS Beaufort » 1300 FMEAP Resume Writing Bldg. 923, Room 27, MCRD Parris Island » 1300 BHB Coping with Holiday Stress Bldg. 807, Room 33, MCAS Beaufort » 1330 MCFTB MCAS Family Care Plan Training Workshop MCFTB House, Laurel Bay » 1600 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1730 MCFTB MCAS RAD for Kids Fitness Center Classroom, 2nd Floor, MCAS Beaufort » 2000 SMP NFL Thursday Night Football Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island FRI 13 » 0800 CRMC Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Bldg. 923, Room 27, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 SACO Training MCCS Training Bldg., MCRD Parris Island » 0800 Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Education/Career Pathway Education, MCAS Beaufort » 1000 MCFTB MCAS Hearts Apart Support Group MCFTB House, Laurel Bay » 1130 MCFTB MCRD L.I.N.K.S. Christmas Party Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 201, MCRD Parris Island » 1530 MGIB Recruit Makeup Brief Education, MCRD Parris Island » 1600 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1630 Festival of Trees Celebration Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort » 1800 CDC Parents Night Out CDC, MCAS Beaufort » 1900 SMP Friday Movie Night Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort SAT 14 » 1200 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1300 SMP ESPN Gameday Saturday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island » 1300 PIBC Tournamnet Opened to all USBC Sanctioned Bowlers/PIBC members. Bowling Center, MCRD Parris Island » 1300 Youth Holiday Bowling Party For ages 6 to 14 years and preregistration required. Bowling Center, MCAS Beaufort SUN 15 » 1200 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1300 SMP NFL Ticket Sunday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island » 1300 PIBC Tournamnet Opened to all USBC Sanctioned Bowlers/PIBC members. Bowling Center, MCRD Parris Island MON 16 » 0800 AFCT Testing Armed Forces Classification Testing Education, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 SAT Testing (College Entrance Testing) Education, MCAS Beaufort » 1000 NPSP Playmorning Youth Center, Laurel

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Bay » 1200 NPSP Mens Parenting Class 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd, Laurel Bay » 1300 BHB Anger Management Bldg. 17, MCRD Parris Island » 1600 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1730 MCFTB MCAS RAD for Kids Fitness Center Classroom, 2nd Floor, MCAS Beaufort » 2030 SMP NFL Monday Night Football Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island TUE 17 » 0800 BHB Prime for Life 4.5 Pre-Holiday Prevention Training MCAS, Beaufort » 0800 SAT/ACT Testing (College Entrance Testing) Education, MCRD Parris Island » 0830 MCFTB MCAS Command Team Advisor and Family Readiness Assistant Training Workshops MCFTB House, Laurel Bay » 0830 ACT Testing Education, MCAS Beaufort » 0900 MCFTB MCAS Finding My Battle Rhythm MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort » 0900 BHB The Power of Positive Parenting Teen Seminar Bldg. 807, MCAS Beaufort » 0930 NPSP Baby Boot Camp 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd, Laurel Bay » 1100 MCFTB MCRD Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 201, MCRD Parris Island » 1300 BHB Anger Management Bldg. 17, MCRD Parris Island » 1300 TABE Testing (Basic Skills) Education, MCRD Parris Island » 1500 Paying For College (Class) Bldg. 923, Room 29, Education, MCRD Parris Island » 1600 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1900 SMP Tuesday Night Texas Hold'em Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort WED 18 » 18 December – 24 December MCX Last Minute Gifts Sale MCXs MCRD Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort » 0800 BHB Men's Group Bldg. 17, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 DLPT Testing (Language Skills) Education, MCRD Parris Island » 0900 MCFTB MCAS Operation Holiday Stress Release MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort » 0900 CDC Story Time Library, MCRD Parris Island » 0900 NPSP Breastfeeding Support Group 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd, Laurel Bay » 0930 CDC Story Time Library, MCAS Beaufort » 1000 NPSP Playmorning CDC, Room 130, MCRD Parris Island » 1130 Tobacco Cessation Class (Active Duty Only) Branch Medical Clinic, MCAS Beaufort » 1300 DLAB Testing (Language Aptitude) Education, MCRD Parris Island » 1500 SMP Holiday Party (MCAS) Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort » 1515 MGIB Recruit Brief Recruit Training Facility, MCRD Parris Island » 1600 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1900 SMP Corn Hole Tournament Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island THU 19 » BHB Prime for Life 4.5 Pre-Holiday Prevention Training. MCRD, Parris Island » 0830 CDC Story Time CDC, MCRD Parris Island » 0830 DLAB, DLPT & AFCT Testing Distance Learning, MCAS Beaufort

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» 0900 MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. and Four Lenses for Couples MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort » 0900 CDC Christmas Around the World CDC, MCRD Parris Island » 0930 CDC Story Time Library, MCAS Beaufort » 1300 MCFTB MCAS MAG-31 Return and Reunion Brief MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort » 1600 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1700 EFMP Bowling Bowling Center, MCAS Beaufort » 1730 MCFTB MCAS RAD for Kids Fitness Center Classroom, 2nd Floor, MCAS Beaufort » 1900 SMP Holiday Party (MCRD) Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island » 1900 SMP Karaoke with DJ Donna Thursday Night Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island » 2000 SMP NFL Thursday Night Football Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island FRI 20 » 0900 Nutrition Class Fitness Center, 1st Floor Conference Room, MCAS Beaufort » 1000 MCFTB MCAS Hearts Apart Support Group MCFTB House, Laurel Bay » 1500 CDC Caroling Christmas Canes CDC, Laurel Bay » 1500 CDC Holiday Book Exchange CDC, Laurel Bay » 1500 Family Fitness Event Indoor Sports Youth Center, Laurel Bay » 1530 MGIB Recruit Makeup Brief Education, MCRD Parris Island » 1600 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1900 SMP Friday Movie Night Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort SAT 21 » 0900 MCFTB MCAS Kids on the Home Front Youth Center, Laurel Bay » 1200 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island

» 1300 SMP ESPN Gameday Saturday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island SUN 22 » 1200 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 1300 SMP NFL Ticket Sunday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island MON 23 » 1000 NPSP Playmorning Youth Center, Laurel Bay » 1100 Winter Break Special Bowling Centers, MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island » 1200 NPSP Mens Parenting Class 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd, Laurel Bay » 1600 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island » 2030 SMP NFL Monday Night Football Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island TUE 24 » 1100 Winter Break Special Bowling Centers, MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island » 1600 MCFTB Operation Elf Holiday Gift Wrap MCX MCRD Parris Island WED 25 » 1500 SMP Christmas Meal Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort THU 26 » 26 December 2013 – 1 January 2014 MCX Get The Gifts You Really Wanted Sale MCXs MCRD Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort » 0900 EFMP Coffee Hour Crafting 487 Laurel Bay Blvd, Laurel Bay » 1100 Winter Break Special Bowling Centers, MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island » 2000 SMP NFL Thursday Night Football Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island FRI 27 » 1100 Winter Break Special Bowling Centers, MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island

» 1800 CDC Parents Night Out CDC, MCAS Beaufort » 1900 SMP Friday Movie Night Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort SAT 28 » 1300 SMP ESPN Gameday Saturday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island » 2200 SMP Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 168 Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort SUN 29 » 1300 SMP NFL Ticket Sunday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island MON 30 » 0800 AFCT Testing Education, MCRD Parris Island » 0800 SAT Testing (College Entrance Testing) Education, MCAS Beaufort » 1000 NPSP Playmorning Youth Center, Laurel Bay » 1100 Winter Break Special Bowling Centers, MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island » 1200 NPSP Mens Parenting Class 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd, Laurel Bay » 2030 SMP NFL Monday Night Football Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island TUE 31 » 0800 SAT/ACT Testing (College Entrance Testing)Education, MCRD Parris Island » 1100 Winter Break Special Bowling Centers, MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island » 1300 TABE Testing (Basic Skills) Education, MCRD Parris Island » 1900 (31 December 2013 – 1 January 2010) SMP New Year's Eve Party. Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. TO VIEW THE ENTIRE MCCS CALENDAR, RECEIVE EVENT REMINDERS & MORE, VISIT US ONLINE AT MCCS-SC.COM

LIBRARY A VISIT FROM SANTA Santa will visit the libraries early this year! He will arrive at the MCRD Parris Island Library on 11 December at 0900 and will visit the MCAS Beaufort Library 12 December at 0930. There will be an opportunity to take pictures with Santa so don’t forget to bring your camera. Story time will be held while we wait for Santa to arrive. All parents and children are welcome to attend.

SANTA’S MAILBOX Each year the libraries act as a collection station for letters going to the North Pole. Santa’s elves have delivered these special mailboxes and there is plenty of time to make sure children’s letters make it to Santa before the Holidays. The elves will be picking up the mailboxes on 13 December so hurry in to get those letters to the North Pole! 8IFOESPQQJOHPòZPVSMFUUFST QMFBTFSFNFNCFSUPBEEZPVSSFUVSO address: Santa and his elves just might send a response!

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LIBRARY READING LIST A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic and How We Can End It by Deborah A. Cohen MD (MCN 362. 1963) Dr. Cohen explains how obesity can be overcome in today’s society and includes unconventional strategies to battle the obesity epidemic before it is too late. Newtown: An American Tragedy by Matthew Lysiak (MCN 371.782) Newtown: An American Tragedy provides a journalistic account of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Using previously undisclosed emails, police reports, in-depth interviews and email correspondence between Adam Lanza’s mother and her friends, Lysiak examines the facts to consider whether the murderer was driven by mental illness or a violent video game obsession gone too far.

King and Maxwell by David Baldacci Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a message from his father after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father but the more they uncover, the more Sean and Michelle wonder how much of the man's life was a cover-up for something far greater. Danger lurks around every turn as the duo tries to help the teen and solve the mystery behind a message from beyond the grave.

Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror by Erik Prince (MCN 355.354) Written by Blackwater’s Erik Prince, founder and former CEO, Civilian Warriors tells the often shocking story of the rise and fall of the notorious military contractor. Prince’s narrative includes newly-revealed details about many controversial events while highlighting Blackwater’s initial objectives that helped the State Department and the Pentagon fight the War on Terror.

Mirage by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul The story of a U.S. destroyer that vanished out of Philadelphia in 1943 as a result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation has been considered a hoax. Now, Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren’t so sure and try to seek answers in the wake of the rumors that a new weapon is about to be auctioned. As Cabrillo races to find the truth, he discovers there is even more at stake than he could have imagined— but by the time he realizes it, he may already be too late.

Baby Knows Best: Raising a Confident and Resourceful Child, the RIE™ Way by Deborah Carlisle Solomon (MCN305.9089) Can babies really raise themselves? This guide for new parents is based on Resources for Infant Educaring (RIE™) founder Magda Gerber’s belief that babies naturally teach themselves as they grow. Parents learn how to create healthy sleep patterns, grant crucial playtime, and set clear, consistent limits that will give their baby room to grow.

Dust by Patricia Cornwell Terror comes in many colors when a disturbing call leads Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta to a dead young woman found on a Massachusetts campus rugby field. It doesn't take long to establish a link between the murder and a string of similar Washington, D.C. homicides. As Scarpetta's FBI husband hunts the Capital Murderer in D.C., Scarpetta is led deep into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organized crime and shocking corruption at the highest levels.

End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson (MCN 973.922) As the world watched one minute surrender to the next, an entire nation changed and grieved. Relive the fateful day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated with a minute-by-minute account from the Kennedys' arrival in Texas through the shooting in Dealey Plaza and the shocking aftermath that continues to reverberate in our national consciousness fifty years later.

Tatiana: An Arkady Renko Novel by Martin Cruz Smith More than mere coincidence connects reporter Tatiana Petrovna's death in Moscow to a mob billionaire murdered that same week, and investigator Arkady Renko is out to prove it. He'll travel through dangerous New Russia as he ponders the tapes he discovered of Tatiana’s voice recounting chilling crimes. But when his quest takes him to a so-called “secret city” set apart from Russia there may be no going back.

Hero by Rhonda Byrne Rhonda Byrne, the author of the international bestseller The Secret, inspires you to unlock the door to your dreams with a key you were born already holding. Twelve people share their success stories as they motivate readers to achieve their dreams and change the world with the tools they already have.

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28TH ANNUAL NIGHT ON THE TOWN 6 December | 1800-2100 Main Street Beaufort presents the 28th Annual A Night on the Town and the opening of the Holiday shopping season in downtown Beaufort along Bay Street and in Freedom Park. A long standing tradition of the community, A Night on the Town is a mix of traditional and the contemporary. Shops will stay open late to welcome regular and new customers with special treats and a preview of their large and unique selection of items for the Holidays. The evening also includes the City of Beaufort’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, entertainment by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band, choral performances and a visit from Santa Claus himself. For more information, visit www.downtownbeaufort. com.

project. For more information, please call ARTworks at 379-2787 or visit artworksinbeaufort.org. LIGHT UP THE NIGHT BOAT PARADE 7 December | 1700-2030 Join Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron and Main Street Beaufort, USA as they celebrate another festive holiday season and the magical display of decorated boats ambling up the Beaufort River at the Waterfront Park. Bring the family to watch the enchanted display of decorated boats with cookies and a cup of hot chocolate. The first boats will start arriving at the seawall at the park by 1700 and will make 3 passes by the seawall. Hot chocolate will be available courtesy of The Greenery. Don’t miss this uniquely special Beaufort holiday tradition. For more information, please contact the Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron at 521-3771 or visit www.usps.org/beaufort.

SANTA'S ART WORKSHOPS 7, 14 & 21 December | 1200-1600 Hand-made presents are swell! Drop in ARTworks located at 2127 Boundary St. in Beaufort for a selection of ready-to-go art projects to IFMQ ZPV EFDPSBUF UIF USFF  TUVò TUPDLJOHT BOE TQSFBE HPPE DIFFS Artists guide you through the creative process and take care of the clean up too! ARTworks supplies all the glitter, ornaments and craft supplies you and your family need for handmade presents. Just bring your creativity, a list of your lucky gift-recipients and $5-$15 per

BEAUFORT CHRISTMAS PARADE 8 December | 1500 Enjoy the traditional Beaufort Christmas Parade through the streets of downtown Beaufort. You’ll see floats, marching bands, groups, golf carts and personal cars and trucks in the parade all celebrating the holiday season. For more information, please contact Main Street Beaufort USA at 525-6644.

Santa & Me Pictures with Santa MCRD Parris Island Exchange 29 November - 24 December

.POEBZ'SJEBZt] 4VOEBZ %FDFNCFS Kids can strike a holiday pose with Santa and tell him what they want for the holidays at the Main Exchange! Pictures print out in seconds and are available immediately. Items such as Christmas cards, ornaments and mugs with your child’s picture with Santa are also available. Other specialty items can be ordered. Visit us to create magic, inspire smiles and capture memories!

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PLAY MORNING 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 December | 1000-1100 Laurel Bay Youth Center

BEAUFORT PARADE 8 December | 1400 | Downtown Beaufort The MCAS, MCRD & Laurel Bay CDCs will join the Beaufort Christmas Parade with a decorated float and our enrolled children and parents for a fun afternoon. Open to enrolled patrons only. For more information, please contact Helen Rogers at 228-7290 or rogershm@usmc-mccs.org

4, 11 & 18 December | 1000-1100 MCRD Parris Island CDC BABY BOOT CAMP 10 & 17 December | 0930-1130 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd.

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON 11 December | 0915 | MCAS Beaufort CDC The classrooms and caregivers of the MCAS Beaufort $%$XJMMPòFSBMJUUMFDPODFSUGPSUIFQBSFOUTBOEGBNJMZ members of enrolled children. Open to enrolled patrons only. For more information, please contact Helen Rogers at 228-7290 or rogershm@usmc-mccs.org

MEN’S PARENTING CLASS 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 December | 1200-1300 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd. BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP 4, 11 & 18 December | 0900-1000 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd

PARENTS NIGHT OUT 13 & 27 December | 1800-2400 | MCAS Beaufort CDC

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM EFMP BOWLING 5 and 19 December | 1700-1830 MCAS Beaufort Bowling Alley All enrolled Exceptional Families are invited to come bowl for $1.00 per person, per game with $1.00 rental shoes per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP for planning purposes by contacting Yucel Henderson at yucel.t.henderson@usmc-mccs.org or 228-3849 or Eric Harding at hardingej@usmc-mccs.org or 228-7106. EFMP COFFEE HOUR- CRAFTING WITH EFMP 26 December (last Thursday of each month) | 0900-1000 Bldg. 487, Laurel Bay Blvd. Laurel Bay Housing Area Are you looking for a fun way to meet new families, share knowledge and network? Then join us for great conversation and a good cup of DPòFFBU&'.1$PòFF)PVS$IJMESFOBSFXFMDPNFUPKPJOVT"MM&'.1 enrolled families are invited. Free child care may be available based on availability at the CDCs or Youth Centers for authorized patrons for this event. You will need to call and make reservations and comply with all requirements of these programs. For more information, please contact Yucel Henderson at yucel.t.henderson@usmc-mccs.org or 228-3849. Please RSVP and provide your input prior to the event for planning and problem solving purposes. Please visit our website at mccs-sc.com/efmp for more upcoming events and additional information about the Exceptional Family Member Program.

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GIFT FOR SELF: PREPARE NOW! The spring semester for many schools starts in January. Don't let the holidays cause you to miss out on applying for classes, programs and/ or schools! Active-duty military, veterans and adult family members can seek academic advisements on how to get started by contacting either the MCAS Education Office at 228-7474 or the MCRD Education Office at 228-2086. Give yourself and your loved ones the gift of an education!

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - GI BILL AND MORE t-PPLJOUPZPVS7"&EVDBUJPOBM#FOFĂśUTBUXXXHJCJMMWBHPW t$PNQMFUFB'3&&DBSFFSBTTFTTNFOUBUIUUQTWBDBSFFSTDPQFOFUHJCJMM For more information, visit our website at www.mccssc.com/lifelong or call either the MCAS Beaufort Education Office at 228-7474 or MCRD Parris Island Education Office at 228-2086

NEXT FREE BASIC SKILLS COURSE Active-duty military, veterans and adult family members can sign-up for this FREE, 3-week (PTAD) course to strengthen basic academic skills, prepare for increased job performance, high stakes testing or continuing education. Each day is half basic math skills and half basic written English communication skills. To sign-up or for more information, call 228-2152 or 228-7484. The upcoming courses are on: 6 - 24 January | 0800 - 1600 MCRD Parris Island 3 - 21 February | 0800 - 1600 MCAS Beaufort FREE APPRENTICESHIPS FOR ACTIVE DUTY USMAP enhances your job skills and shows your motivation for more challenging military assignments. Having a DOL and NC Certificate of Completion is a definite advantage in getting better civilian jobs because employers know the value of apprenticeships. The program requires OPPòEVUZIPVSTBOE EFQFOEJOHPOIPXMPOHZPVIBWFCFFOJOUIF military, you can be granted up to half of the required OJT hours for military experience. There is no testing involved and the program only requires you to log your hours on the computer. If you want to get a jump on the competition for a great career after your tour of duty, enroll in the program at https://usmap.cnet.navy.mil or contact us for more information.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE 5IJT  IPVS DMBTT XJMM FYQMPSF NFBOT PG BòPSEJOH B DPMMFHF FEVDBUJPO Paying for college can be difficult, especially with the limits placed on military tuition assistance. Come to one of our upcoming classes to learn how to find more money for your education.

TEST PROCTORS AT THE EDUCATION OFFICE Many active-duty Marines and family members come to the Education Offices for a variety of tests. To schedule test proctoring or for more information, please call either the MCAS Beaufort Education Office at 2287474 or MCRD Parris Island Education Office at 228-2086.

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MILITARY TUITION ASSISTANCE (TA) USMC TA Funding has been split into quarters: January - March, April June, July - September and October - December. The TA budget is limited and will be approved on a first come first serve basis. You can only submit in the Web-TA system 30 days before the start of the course, but we can only approve during the same quarter in which the course starts as well as within 30 days before the course starts. There can be no retroactive TA approval. Our recommendation is to get your TA requests in and approved early. You should also prepare for other forms of funding or the possibility of dropping the course(s). For more information, call either the MCAS Beaufort Education Office at 228-7474 or MCRD Parris Island Education Office at 228-2086.

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DECEMBER 2013

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The Education Services team posts updated education information, answers your questions and responds to your comments to better serve your needs. See you there!

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To all who serve, here’s wishing you the happiest holidays of all.

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