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Check us out online for updates on MCCS activities at: www.facebook.com/mccs.sc

Presented By We would like to thank New River Auto Mall and Navy Federal Credit Union for their sponsorship of MCCS events and activities.

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


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Lifeguard Course This American Red Cross (ARC) course specifies that participants must be at least 15 years old by the last scheduled day of class. Participants must complete a pre-course inwater skill scenario to be able to enter into the course, which includes: 1) swimming 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick; 100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence; 100 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke. 2) swimming 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface diving 7-10

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feet, retrieving a 10-pound object, returning to the surface, swimming 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exiting the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Dates: 9-15 May, 2011 Times: Mon-Fri from 1600-2030, Sat and Sun from 0900-1800 Location: Laurel Bay Pool Cost: $120 Hours of Operation: 28 May-14 August Parris Island and Laurel Bay Pools: Tue-Sat from 1100-1800

Sun from 1200-1800 Closed on Mondays Naval Hospital Pool: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat from 1100-1800 Sun 1200-1800 Closed on Wednesdays The pool will be open the following holidays from 1100-1800: -Memorial Day (Parris Island and Laurel Bay will be closed the following Tue 31 May) -4th of July (Parris Island and Laurel Bay will be closed the following Tue 5 July) -Labor Day 5 September

Chicken in Shells

broccoli, thawed and drained • 2 tablespoons green onion, thinly sliced • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

rectangular baking dish. Bake, covered, in a 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.

This low fat pasta dish is wonderful with a green side salad.

preparation:

To serve, cook and stir remaining sauce over low heat until heated through. Put 3 shells on each serving plate. Spoon sauce over shells. Garnish with fresh parsley sprigs.

Servings: 6

ingredients: • 18 jumbo pasta shells • 1 8-ounce package light cream cheese • 3/4 cup skim milk • 1/2 cup roasted sweet red peppers drained, chopped or one 4-ounce jar diced pimiento, drained (no oil pack) • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese • 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast • 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped

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Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain well. In a heavy small saucepan stir light cream cheese and 1/4 cup of the milk over medium-low heat until smooth. Stir in remaining milk. Stir in sweet peppers or pimiento and Parmesan cheese; heat through. In a large bowl stir together 3/4 cup of the sauce (place remaining sauce aside), the chicken, broccoli, onion, and black pepper. Using a small spoon, stuff shells with 2 to 3 tablespoons filling. Place in a 3-quart

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nutritional information Per Serving: 341 Calories 9g Fat (24.4% calories from fat), 5g Saturated Fat, 30g Protein, 34g Carbohydrate, 3g Dietary Fiber, 69mg Cholesterol, 325mg Sodium, Exchanges: 2 Grain (Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates Low Fat Recipes Furnished by LowFatLifestyle.com© - Copyright 2006

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Mental Health Awareness Month Every day service members and their families are affected by the myriad of challenges, stresses and demands on their lives, and every day they seek help in responding to them. This is not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Military members and their families are exposed to a multitude of stressors on a daily basis as part of a military lifestyle - especially if you factor in the impacts of two recent wars and family separations.

MCRD Bowling

Mental health wellness can be achieved by actively participating in an individual treatment plan. Some of the “big” reasons people come in for counseling are:

The Bowling Center will closed on Mondays beginning 1 May and on Tuesdays starting 1 June. Family Fun night will be moved to Wednesday nights starting 4 May for our patrons convenience. SMP Free bowling nights will now be on Friday, Saturday and Sundays only (Wednesday night has been dropped from this program).who need to lose 10 to 50 lbs. Sign up now at MCAS or MCRD Fitness C

1. Feeling overwhelmed by stress 2. Marital or relationship issues 3. Low self esteem or being non assertive 4. Feeling anxious, sad or depressed 5. Job dissatisfaction 6. A desire to increase understanding of self 7. Grief / loss or other major life stressors

The Family Fun Fitness Grand Finale will be held 14 May in the Commissary parking lot beginning at 0800 with a 5K Run/Walk. Afterward, the festivities will continue throughout the day with activities for the entire family, including fitness challenges, a bounce house, information booths and photo opportunities for the kids with some of their favorite characters. The Commissary will also be holding their Spring Case Lot Sale while the Exchange will be offering giveaways and savings in every department.

Although May is Mental Health Awareness Month, the opportunity exists year round to come in to either of the two Behavioral Health Branch offices located at the Marine Corps Air Station and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. If you think you may benefit from consulting with a counselor or therapist please call 228-6126 or 2282044. Wellness Links are available on the MCCS website. Apps for smartphones are available for Suicide Prevention and other Wellness programs and resources on iTunes – see the link on the Behavioral Health Branch page (http://www.mccs-sc.com/ support/behavioral.asp)

Family Fun & Fitness Grand Finale

Come out and enjoy an afternoon of family fun with the MCCS/DECA Family Fun Fitness Festival. For more information call Kathy Williams, Semper Fit Health Promotion Coordinator at 2287616 or Cindy Six, Commissary Director at 228-3727.

May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Awareness Month Living in the Lowcountry, we need to pay attention to our skin. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers yet also the most curable. Each year, over a million new cases are diagnosed in the U.S.. Once a month, take a few moments after your shower and examine your skin from head to toe – even your scalp. Look under your arms, at the soles of your feet, and (using a hand mirror) examine your back, buttocks and the back of your legs. Look for signs of melanoma in moles: • • • •

ASYMMETRY – one half is unlike the other half BORDER IRREGULARITY – the border is scalloped, vague or blurred COLOR VARIES – from one area to another; shades of tan and brown; black; sometimes white, red or blue DIAMETER IS LARGER than the diameter of a pencil eraser (6mm).

If you have any doubt about a mole, have your doctor take a look. www.cancer.org

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MCRD PARRIS ISLAND

MCAS BEAUFORT

L.I.N.K.S. BUNCO S P O U S E S’

Friday 27 May 0830-1400 MCRD MCFTB Training Room

NIGHT

20 MAY | 1800-2100 | THE OFFICERS’ CLUB, MCAS BEAUFORT

Are you are in the midst of a deployment or living this unique military lifestyle? If so, then this is the event for you! BUNCO is a fantastic dice game that requires no skill! Join us for a night of food and fun as we roll the dice while networking with other spouses who are going through the same thing. Light refreshments will be served. FREE childcare provided. Contact MCAS CDC at 228-7290 to make reservations. To register please contact Nicole Bright-Hardee at 228-7311 or brighthardeend@usmc-mccs.org.

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Couples

L.I.N.K.S. is a great way to meet friends, get in touch with your community, and learn useful tips and tools available to every Marine Corps spouse. Whether you want to know more about finances, moving, the drill field, or just volunteering, we cover it all for FREE!

L.I.N.K.S. for Couples

27 May 0830-1400 To register: call L.I.N.K.S. Program Trainer, Sylvia Sanchez 228-1573 MCFTB Training Room MCRD Bldg. 172 or L.I.N.K.S. Administrative Specialist Ashley McCartney 228-1524 Childcare is available by contacting PI CDC: 228-3514; Laurel Bay CDC: 846-1160,

or MCAS CDC: 228-7290. CDC Vouchers providedfriends, at the end ofget in touch with your L.I.N.K.S. is a great waywill tobemeet the class to cover the cost of childcare. P r e sCorps e n t e dCouBy community, and learn useful tips and tools for Marine ples. Learn about moving, volunteering, finances, staying in the We would like to thank New River Auto Mall and Navy Federal Credit Union for their sponsorship of MCCSand events and activities. more. Childcare is available by contactMarine Corps, much ing the PI CDC at 228-3514. To register call L.I.N.K.S. Program Trainer Sylvia Sanchez at 228-1573 or email sanchezsy@usmcmccs.org The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Marine Corps neither endorse nor favor any commercial supplier, product, or service.

For more information, please contact your MCRD MCFTB Team:

We would like to thank New River Auto Mall and Navy Federal Credit Union

for their sponsorship of MCCS events and activities. 20 May 1800-2100 The Officers’ Club, MCAS Beaufort

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

Spouses in the midst of a deployment or living the unique military lifestyle are invited to learn and play BUNCO with other spouses. This is a night of food and fun with other spouses who are going through the same thing. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact your MCAS MCFTB Team:

Deanna Simpson – MCFTB Director – 228-1505 Jennifer Carr – MCFTB Administrative Specialist – 228-1662 Krissy Stewart – Family Readiness Program Trainer – 228-1663 Crystal Hundley – LifeSkills Program Trainer – 228-1570 Anne Doty – Readiness & Deployment Support Trainer – 228-1550 Sylvia Sanchez - L.I.N.K.S. Program Trainer - 228-1573 Ashley McCartney - L.I.N.K.S. Administrative Specialist - 228-1524

Melinda Henrickson – MCFTB Director – 228-6141 Kelly Edens – MCFTB Administrative Specialist – 228-6141 Julia Gwynn – L.I.N.K.S. Program Trainer – 228-7397 Janice Palmer – L.I.N.K.S. Administrative Specialist – 228-7362 Roxanne Farr – LifeSkills Program Trainer – 228-7334 Christina Swick – Readiness & Deployment Support Trainer – 228-6793 Nicole Bright-Hardee – Readiness & Deployment Support Trainer – 228-7311 Christopher Eiland – Family Readiness Program Trainer – 228-7495

MCFTB ONLINE: Main Website: http://mccs-sc.com/MCFTB/

MCAS Facebook: http://facebook.com/mcftb.mcas.beaufort MCRD Facebook: http://facebook.com/mcftb.mcrd.pi MAY 2011

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Spouses’ Bunco Night

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SINGLE MARINE & SAILOR PR OGRAM

WEEKLY EVENTS FOR MAY MAY 2011

Wing Night every Monday Night Texas Hold’em every Tuesday Night Karaoke every Wednesday Night Karaoke every Thursday Night Movie Night every Tuesday Night Movie Night every Friday Night

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Memorial Day Clearance Sale 25-30 May

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12th Annual Taste of Beaufort 6 May to 7 May

Come see what’s on the menu! With nearly 20 restaurants participating this year, you’re guaranteed at least 60 different dishes to ‘taste’. We challenge you to find room for it all! Get ready to pop your buttons after indulfing in everything from Lowcountry favorites like shirmp burgers, shrimp ‘n grits, & crab cakes to traditional American favorites like pizza, chicken wings, and hot dogs.

25th Annual Gullah Festival 27 May to 29 May

The Gullah Festival of South Carolina celebrates and recognizes the history, customs, cultures, language and accomMAY APRIL2011 2011

plishments of the African Americans of the lowcountry. Festival activities will commence Friday, May 27 and will end Sunday May 29. The Festival will be held at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park with additional venues throughout Historic Beaufort.

Movies in the Park All movies are free!!! Thursday 2 June 2011 Grease Henry C. Chambers Water Front Park, Downtown Beaufort at 2000

Street Music Season 8 of street music on Port Royal’s Paris Avenue will kick back off 14 May, and ARTworks in coordination with the

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Town of Port Royal has announced the schedule of performers through 25 June. All concerts are free and begin at 1830: •14 May: Malia Kaneshige, the winner of the 2010 Beaufort’s Best Hidden Talent competition •28 May: The Homemade Jamz Blues Band For more info head on over to the ARTworks website or give them a call at 843-379-2787

Downtown Beaufort Farmer’s Market Every Wednesday May Through October 1400-1800 Freedom Mall, Bay Street (In front of the Downtown Marina) MCCS MCCS HAPPENINGS HAPPENINGS


SAFETY Safety can be as fun as you make it Safety warnings are created because someone has already tried it. Here are some of the funniest we’ve seen lately: On Odour Eaters: Please do not eat. On a blender: On no account improvise as a fish aquarium. On stockings: Not to be used in the commission of a felony. On a cardboard windshield sun-shade: ‘Warning: Do Not Drive With Sun Shield in Place’. On an infant’s bathtub: Do not throw baby out with bath water. If you’ve seen others, please take a photo and post it on the MCCS Facebook page. Have fun with safety and others will join in.

facebook.com/mccs.sc

TV Winner Announced SSgt Jarvis Vaughn was the lucky winner of a 52” Sharp LED TV! SSgt Vaughn shared his thoughts about MCAS Beaufort’s newly renamed food court, Hangar One, by filling out a comment card. His card was drawn from over 2,750 entries. Join us for lunch at Hangar One for a new and improved menu and dining experience. Congrats SSgt Vaughn! MAY 2011

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TUESDAY

PIZZA AND PASTA MONDAY HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

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TACO TUESDAY HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

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TACO TUESDAY HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

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Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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PIZZA AND PASTA MONDAY HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

FEATURING: Mama’s Homemade Fried Chicken Tenders

TACO TUESDAY HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

BOSS’ NIGHT Starts at 1530

LUNCH BUFFET FEATURING:

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Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

FEATURING: Mama’s Homemade Fried Chicken Tenders

(& landlubber grub too)

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(& landlubber grub too) LUNCH BUFFET FEATURING:

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FEATURING: Mama’s Homemade Fried Chicken Tenders

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(& landlubber grub too)

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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FEATURING: Mama’s Homemade Fried Chicken Tenders

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OSC BUNCO NIGHT 1700

FEATURING: Mama’s Homemade Fried Chicken Tenders

FULL HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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FRIDAY

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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THURSDAY

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

PIZZA AND PASTA MONDAY HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

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(& landlubber grub too)

The deTreville House - MCAS Beaufort's Inns of the Corps temporary lodging facility - is now accepting online reservations. You can make reservations at this and all MCCS operated TLFs by going to:

http://innsofthecorps.com

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MAY For more information or reservations call us at 843-228-1500 or visit us online at mccs-sc.com MONDAY

TUESDAY

Lunch Buffet Featuring:

SALISBURY STEAK AND FRIED PORK CHOPS

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WEDNESDAY

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Lunch Buffet Featuring:

SLICED PORK LOIN AND FRIED CHICKEN

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ITALIAN LUNCH BUFFET4 Soup/Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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ITALIAN LUNCH BUFFET

Soup/Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

SALISBURY STEAK AND FRIED PORK CHOPS

SLICED PORK LOIN AND FRIED CHICKEN

BOSS’ NIGHT HAPPY HOUR 1600-1800

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SALISBURY STEAK AND FRIED PORK CHOPS

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POT LUCK LUNCH BUFFET

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Happy Hour 1600-1800

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Sunday Brunch 1100-1330

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Soup/Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95 Memorial Day Weekend Traditions Closed after lunch will re-open for lunch on Tuesday May 31st

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Memorial Day Weekend Traditions Closed Will re-open for lunch on Tuesday May 31st

SUNDAY

Soup/Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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Mothers Day Brunch (see ad)

Soup/Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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Father Daughter Dance Sunday Brunch 1100-1330

Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

POT LUCK LUNCH BUFFET

Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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FISH FRYDAY LUNCH BUFFET

Soup/Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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POT LUCK LUNCH BUFFET

Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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LUNCH BUFFET HOURS: MON-FRI 1100-1300; ALL RANKS WELCOME NEW CHILDREN’S LUNCH BUFFET PRICE: AGES 0-5: FREE AGES 6-12: $4.00 NEW SUNDAY BRUNCH ADULT PRICE: $13.95

$16.95 Adults; $8.95 Children 6–12 Reservations Required. Call 228-1500 (Traditions) or 228-7600 (The Officers’ Club). MAY 2011

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M AY CA LE ND AR MAY CALENDAR

1 May »» Sunday Brunch 1000 at Traditions Restaurant, MCRD Parris Island 2 May »» VA Medical Record Review (CRMC) 0800 At Afterburners, Room 124, MCAS Beaufort »» Semper Fit Beach Body Boot Camp 0900 » At the MCRD Parris Island Fitness Center »» MCFTB MCRD L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Meeting 1000, At the MCFTB Training Room, MCRD PI »» Semper Fit Beach Body Boot Camp (Afternoons) 1645 at the MCRD Parris Island Fitness Center »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Volleyball Tournament 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 3 May »» Transition Assistance Program (CRMC), 0800 at Afterburners, Room 124, MCAS Beaufort »» Stress Management, 1300 at Building 17, MCRD Parris Island »» MCFTB MCAS Social Networking Safety, 1800 at the MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Texas Hold ‘Em, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 4 May »» Transition Assistance Program (CRMC), 0800 at Afterburners, Room 124, MCAS Beaufort »» Semper Fit Beach Body Boot Camp (Mornings), 0900 at the MCRD Parris Island Fitness Center »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Meeting, 1000 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Meeting, 1000 at the MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» Single Marines & Sailors Program Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married, 1030 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Lunchtime Pool Tournament, 1130 at Afterburners, MCAS »» Survivor Benefit Plan (CRMC), 1300 at Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Meeting, 1400 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» Steak Night, 1600, at Traditions Restaurant, MCRD Parris Island »» Semper Fit Beach Body Boot Camp (Afternoons), 1645 at the MCRD Parris Island Fitness Center »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Black Ops Tournament, 1900 at Brig & Brew, MCRD PI 5 May »» Mother’s Day Breakfast (CDC), 0600 at Child Development Center, MCRD Parris Island »» Transition Assistance Program (CRMC), 0800 at Afterburners, Room 124, MCAS Beaufort »» Semper Fit Beach Body Boot Camp (Mornings), 0900 at the MCRD Parris Island Fitness Center »» MCFTB MCAS Four Lenses, 0930 at the MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» Interviewing Strategies (CRMC), 1300 at Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» Boss’ Night, 1530 The Officers’ Club, MCAS »» Semper Fit Beach Body Boot Camp (Afternoons), 1645 at the MCRD Parris Island Fitness Center

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»» Single Marine & Sailor Program Cinco de Mayo, 1900 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Cinco de Mayo, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Karaoke with DJ Donna, 1900 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» VMFA-122 Return & Reunion” , 1800 at MCAS Officers’ Club

6 May »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Movie Night at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» Single Marine & Sailor Program NASCAR Darlington Trip Friday, 6 May – Sunday, 8 May, 3 Days at Darlington, SC »» Transition Assistance Program (CRMC), 0800 at Afterburners, Room 124, MCAS Beaufort »» MCFTB MCRD Become an Effective Leader May - Opportunity, 0900 at the MCFTB Training Room, Building #172, 2nd Floor, MCRD Parris Island (across from DI School) »» MCFTB Hearts Apart Deployment Support Group, 1000 at the MCFTB House, Laurel Bay »» Single Marines & Sailors Program Golf Tournament, 1300 at The Legends, MCRD Parris Island »» Boss’ Night Happy Hour, 1600 at Traditions Restaurant, MCRD Parris Island »» Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Movie Night featuring TANGLED, 1630 at Building 911, MCRD Parris Island 8 May »» Mothers Day Brunch, 1100 at The Officers’ Club, MCAS Beaufort and Traditions Restaurant, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Backyard BBQ, 1600 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Mother’s Day Pool Tournament, Sunday, 8 May 1700 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 9 May »» Lifeguard Course, Monday, 9 May – Saturday, 14 May, 6 Days , at the Laurel Bay Pool »» Retirement Seminar/Transition Assistance Program (RET/TAP) (CRMC), Monday, 9 May – Thursday, 12 May, 4 Days at Afterburners, Room 124, MCAS Beaufort »» DTAP/VA Medical Record Review (CRMC), 0800 at Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Longest Drive Contest on Golf Simulator, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Pool Tournament, 1900 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» Kids-N-Reunion, 1700 at MCAS BOQ 10 May »» MCFTB Family Readiness Volunteer Training, 0830 at the MCFTB House, Laurel Bay »» MCFTB MCRD 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families for Military Families, 0900 at the MCFTB Training Room, Building #172, 2nd Floor, MCRD Parris Island (across from DI School) »» Anger Management, 1300 at Building 17, MCRD PI »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Texas Hold ‘Em, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort

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11 May »» MCX Sight & Sound Sale, Wednesday, 11 May – Sunday, 22 May at the Marine Corps Exchanges »» MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. for Marines, 0830 at the MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» MCFTB MCRD 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families for Military Families, 0900 at the MCFTB Training Room, Building #172, 2nd Floor, MCRD Parris Island (across from DI School) »» Semper Fit Warrior Challenge, 1100 at the Fitness Center, MCRD Parris Island »» Federal Employment (CRMC), 1300 at Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» Steak Night, 1600 at Traditions Restaurant, MCRD PI »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Chess Night, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Troop Appreciation, 1900 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island 12 May »» MCFTB MCAS Family Care Plan Training, 0930 at the MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Butterfly Effects: What is Applied Behavior Analysis,1030 at the Education Building 596, Room 215, MCAS Beaufort »» Resume Writing (CRMC), 1300 at Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» Preschool Prom, 1830 at the Child Development Center (CDC), MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program 80’s Night, 1900 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Karaoke with DJ Donna, 1900 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program X-Box Tournament, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 13 May »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Paintball Tourament, Friday, 13 May – Sunday, 15 May at Cherry Point, North Carolina »» 9 & Dine at The Legends, MCRD Parris Island »» MCFTB Hearts Apart Deployment Support Group, 1000 at the MCFTB House, Laurel Bay »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Outdoor Movie Night, 2100 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 14 May »» MCCS/DECA Family Fun and Fitness Grand Finale, 0800 at the Commissary Parking Lot, MCRD Parris Island »» MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. and 4 Lenses for VMFA(AW)-224 Spouses, 0845 at the MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» MCFTB Kids on the Home Front, 1000 at the Youth Center on Laurel Bay »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Sumo Contest, 1600 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» Father Daughter Dance Enchanted Forest, 1630 at The Lyceum, MCRD Parris Island 15 May »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Movies in the Yard, dusk at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» Sunday Brunch, 1000 at Traditions Restaurant

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»» Single Marine & Sailor Program NASCAR Autism Speaks 400, 1300 at Afterburners

Elementary School »» MCFTB Hearts Apart Deployment Support Group, 1000 atthe MCFTB House, Laurel Bay »» MCFTB MCRD 4 Lenses for Couples, 1730 at the Douglas Visitors’ Center, MCRD Parris Island »» MCFTB MCAS Spouses Bunco Night, 1800 at The Officers’ Club, MCAS Beaufort »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Summer Spectacular, 1800 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort

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16 May »» Career Assessments (CRMC), 1300 , Trailer 616B (Between Tax Center and Public Works), MCAS Beaufort »» Single Marine & Sailor Program PS3 Game Tournament, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 17 May »» MCFTB MCRD L.I.N.K.S. for New Joins (DI Spouses), 0830 at the MCFTB Training Room, Building #172, 2nd Floor, MCRD Parris Island (across from DI School) »» MCFTB MCAS Tips for Thriving During Deployment, 1000 at the MCFTB House, 487 Laurel Bay Blvd »» Anger Management, 1300 at Building 807, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Texas Hold ‘Em, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 18 May »» Federal Employment (CRMC), 0800, Trailer 616B (Between Tax Center and Public Works), MCAS Beaufort »» MCFTB MCRD L.I.N.K.S. for New Joins (DI Spouses), 0830 at the MCFTB Training Room, Building #172, 2nd Floor, MCRD Parris Island (across from DI School) »» MCFTB MCAS The 5 Love Languages, 0930 at the MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» Semper Fit Warrior Challenge, 1100 at the Fitness Center, MCRD Parris Island »» Career Assessments (CRMC), 1300 at Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» Anger Management, 1300 at Building 807, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Troop Appreciation, 1500 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» Steak Night, 1600 at Traditions Restaurant, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Karaoke with DJ Donna, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Pool Tournament, 1900 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island 19 May »» Survivor Benefit Plan (CRMC), 0800 , Trailer 616B (Between Tax Center and Public Works), MCAS Beaufort »» Interviewing Strategies Workshop (FMEAP), 1000 , Trailer 616B (Between Tax Center and Public Works), MCAS Beaufort »» Job Search Strategies (CRMC), 1300 at Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program 70’s Night, 1900 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Cornhole Tournament, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Karaoke with DJ Donna, 1900 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Training 0830-1330, MCFTB, MCAS Beaufort 20 May »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Movie Night at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» Semper Fit MCAS 2nd Quarterly Road Race, 0700 on Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort »» MCFTB L.I.N.K.S. for Kids, 0830 at Coosaw

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21 May »» Gourmet Night at Traditions Restaurant, MCRD Parris Island »» MCFTB MCAS Four Lenses for Couples, 0930 at the MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Armed Forces Day Slip and Slide, 1500 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 22 May »» Sunday Brunch, 1000 at Traditions Restaurant, MCRD Parris Island »» Mother Sons Day at the Diamond, Bus leaves at 1200 and Game Starts at 1405. 1405m, Sand Gnats Baseball in Savannah, GA »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Outdoor Ping-Pong Tournament, 1700 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 23 May »» Pre-Separation Brief (CRMC), 0730 at Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Horseshoe Tournament, 1700 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Black Ops Tournament, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Training, 0830-1330 MCFTB MCAS Beaufort 24 May »» Pre-Separation Class (CRMC), 0730 at Afterburners, Room 124, MCAS Beaufort. »» Transition Assistance Program (CRMC), 0800 at Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» MCFTB MCRD Present Like a Pro, 0900 at the MCFTB Training Room, Building #172, 2nd Floor, MCRD Parris Island (across from DI School) »» Effective Communication Skills, 1300 at Building 807, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Texas Hold ‘Em, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 25 May »» MCX Memorial Day Sale, Wednesday, 25 May – Monday, 30 May at the Marine Corps Exchanges »» Semper Fit MCRD 2nd Quarterly Road Race, 0700 on MCRD Parris Island »» Transition Assistance Program (CRMC), 0800 at Building 923, MCRD Parris Island. »» MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses, 0830 at the MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» MCFTB MCRD Family Readiness Volunteer Training, 0900 at the MCFTB Training Room, MCRD Parris Island »» Semper Fit Warrior Challenge, 1100 at the Fitness Center, MCRD Parris Island »» MCFTB MCAS 4 Lenses for MACS-2, 1300 at the Base Theater, MCAS Beaufort »» Steak Night, 1600 at Traditions Restaurant, MCRD

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»» Single Marine & Sailor Program Black Ops Tournament, 1900 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Wii Game Tournament, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 26 May »» Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Pro-Parents Journey into Adulthood, 0800 at the Education Building 596, Room 215, MCAS Beaufort »» Transition Assistance Program (CRMC), 0800 at Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses, 0830 at the MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» MCFTB MCRD 4 Lenses Stress Management, 0900 at the MCFTB Training Room, Building #172, 2nd Floor, MCRD Parris Island (across from DI School) »» Resume Writing Workshop (FMEAP), 1000 , Trailer 616B (Between Tax Center and Public Works), MCAS Beaufort »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Horseshoe Tournament, 1800 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» Preschool Graduation, 1830 at the Child Development Center (CDC) MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Aloha Night, 1900 at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Karaoke with DJ Donna, 1900 at Brig & Brew, MCRD PI 27 May »» MCFTB MCRD L.I.N.K.S. for Couples, 0830 at the MCFTB Training Room, Building #172, 2nd Floor, MCRD Parris Island (across from DI School) »» MCFTB Hearts Apart Deployment Support Group, 1000 at the MCFTB House, Laurel Bay »» Youth Center Dance, 1800 at the Laurel Bay Youth Center »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Outdoor Game Night, 2100 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 28 May »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Volleyball Tournament, 1700 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» MCAS MCFTB Kids on the Home Front, 1000 at Laurel Bay Youth Center 29 May »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Beach Day at the Brig, at Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program NASCAR Coca Cola 600, 1800 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 30 May »» Pool Open for Memorial Day, 1100 at the Naval Hospital, Laurel Bay, MCRD Parris Island Pools »» MCFTB MCRD Depot Family Readiness Meeting, 1700 at Traditions Restaurant, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Memorial Day Fooseball Tournament, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort 31 May »» Lifelong Learning Education Graduation Ceremony, 1400 at The Lyceum, MCRD Parris Island »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Texas Hold ‘Em, 1900 at Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort

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“Proudly serving those who proudly serve us”

Toll Free 843-757-6750 Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration 20 May 1800 Lyceum at Parris Island

You are invited to attend the Tri-Command area’s most colorful cultural event - the 2011 Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration! The performance showcase includes Asian-Pacific and Oriental dances, songs, martial arts and many more. Dinner includes lumpia, teriyaki, lomein, fried rice, etc. For tickets, please contact: Ms Cynthia Golson, 228-2647 (Cynthia.golson@usmc.mil) Mr. Jong Gamboa, 228-4198 (jong.gamboa@med.navy.mil) GySgt Delvon Survine, 228-3567 (delvon.survine@usmc.mil) GySgt Tamara McMillan, 228-7936 (tamara.s.mcmillan@usmc.mil) LSSN Jerome Johnson, 228-7255 (jerome.w.johnson@usmc.mil) HMC Eric Geter, 228-1308 (eric.geter@med.navy.mil) RP1 Jonathan Oliveros, 228-5416 (jonathan.oliveros@med.navy.mil)

MCRD CDC News Mother’s Day Breakfast 5 May 0600-0900 Parris Island Child Development Center Preschool Prom 12 May1830-2030 Parris Island Child Development Center Preschool Graduation 26 May 1830 Parris Island Child Development Center Hourly Care Service Our Hourly care service in Bumble Bees classroom is offered from 0600-1800 at building 115. Please call in advance to reserve care at 228-3514. Saturday Care Servi ce Our Saturday care service is offered from 0500-1800 at building 699. Please call in advance to reserve care at 228-3514.

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We offer both open and enclosed trailers Your vehicle is fully insured while in transit We utilize an extensive network of transporters from coast to coast NO DEPOSIT until your vehicle is picked up Door-to-door service

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

Military Spouses - Work at Home!

Become a Family Child Care (FCC) Provider. Stay home with your own children, while providing childcare for other military families. Our certification process teaches you to operate your business as a FCC childcare provider. Am I eligible? To become a certified Family Child Care provider, you must: • • • •

Be at least 18 years of age Have a high school diploma or GED Be literate in English Have a successful PMO background screening for (both spouses)

CPR & First Aid Certification classes. Pick up a registration packet today at Laurel Bay Child Development Center’s Front Desk. For more information, call Janet Knotts, Family Child Care Director at 843-846-2270.

Family Child Care – Enroll Your Little Ones Today!

Are you looking for home child care filled with love? Would you like to experience excellence in Family Child Care? Our certified providers are located within the Tri-Command. Call Janet Knotts, Family Child Care Director, 843846-2270.

How do I get started? Enroll in one of our 2011 FCC New Provider Orientation Weeks offered: 20-24 June, 19-23 September, 14-18 November Classes run Monday through Friday from 0900 to 1700. Cost for the week is $45 and includes

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LIBRARY

New Titles at the Library

Pacific Glory by P.T. Deutermann. Mick, Marsh, and Tommy were inseparable during their naval academy years and each was in love with Glory Hawthorne. But they were all forever changed during the war that followed the Pearl Harbor attack. One would die, one would become a hotshot fighter pilot with a drinking problem and a chip on his shoulder, and another would be caught up in the sea drama of Guadalcanal, Midway, and Leyte. The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker. Kim Barker was a war correspondent for the ‘Chicago Tribune’ in the Middle East and Afghanistan following 9/11. She now offers an irresistible, darkly comic immersion in the absurdities of life in a war zone where she spent years doing what she refers to as ‘the Taliban shuffle’ between Kabul and Islamabad and exposes the lunacy and incompetence of the governments in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Bone Yard: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass. Dr. Bill Brockton’s summer becomes busier than usual after a former student, now an agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, comes to him for help in identifying a partial skull found in the woods in rural Florida. Their investigation yields a series of shallow graves on the grounds of a former reform school for boys. Did the school practice corporal punishment to the max? Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan by Del Quentin Wilber. Drawing from exclusive new interviews, Wilber tells the story of President Ronald Reagan’s close brush with death on March 30, 1981, when a would-be assassin shot him. This is the minute-by-minute story of that day and the man code-named Rawhide who inspired affection in everyone he met. Zero Day by Mark Russinovich. What do mid-air frozen airplane controls, an oil tanker running aground, and an accident at a Midwest nuclear power plant have in common? At first, they all seem unrelated, but Jeff Aiken, a former government analyst, fears they’re signs of another attack like 9/11. Can he convince others and avert an international disaster? Unfamiliar Fishes by Vowell, Sarah. Vowell explores the history of Hawaii and explains how it is Manifest Destiny’s plate lunch. It’s a story of cannibalism, incest, massacres, con

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men and dreamers, racism, Teddy Roosevelt, Obama, America, opportunistic missionaries, warring whalers, kings and queens, and even lepers.

Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson. When Harriet Westerman, the mistress of a country manor in Sussex, finds the body of a man wearing a ring bearing the Thornleigh Hall crest, she recruits Gabriel Crowther to help her find the killer. That same day Alexander Adams is slain by an unknown killer in London. The connection between the two deaths is soon made and an explosive secret is revealed. Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics by Jeff Greenfield. History turns on a dime. Nowhere is this truer than in the world of politics and now Greenfield shows just how different events in history might have been for JFK, RFK, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan if specific events in their lives had gone differently. In this alternate history, Greenfield imagines what might have happened in the political world and the world in general. Hellhole by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. The planet Hellhole is a dumping ground for undesirables, misfits and charlatans, but also a haven for dreamers and independent pioneers. General Adolphus has turned it into a place of opportunity while he secretly builds alliances with the leaders of the other Deep Zone worlds. No one knows that the planet Hellhole hides an amazing secret-- the remnants of an alien civilization lay buried beneath its surface. Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian by John Elder Robison. Robison, who has Asperger’s syndrome, argues that Asperger’s is about difference, not disability. He offers stories from his life and the lives of others like him to foster a better understanding of people with the syndrome. He also offers advice to other Aspergians, their parents, and educators on how Aspergians can improve communication and social skills that keep them from taking advantage of or recognizing their gifts.

Midsummer Knight’s Read The MCCS Library launches its “Midsummer Knight’s Read” summer reading program 5 June. Over the next two months the library will host a range of free activities for children and adults that encourage and sup-

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port a love of reading. Participants can also win prizes for reaching their reading goals. “We’ve got a great program planned for having a whale of a good time at both libraries this summer”, said Ms, Rose Krauss, library director. “There are lots of fun events and great prizes for all participants”. There’s also a serious side to support summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer learning loss. Some research estimates 50 to 67 percent of the achievement gap, for children living in poverty and for children of color, is the result of summer learning loss. “Studies also indicate students who read recreationally out-perform those who dont. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interest, “Ms. Krauss added. “Our libraries are committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all our families”. Registration begins 16 May and continues through the 10 June. To learn more about the summer adventure at the library, please call 228-7682/1672 or email humphreysdl@usmcmccs.org

Samantha’s Corner A Discovery of Witches is set in England, at Oxford University’s Bodleian Library. Diana Bishop is a descendant of Bridget Bishop, the first woman executed during the Salem Witch Trials. Like all her family, Diana Bishop has magical powers. She is unwilling to use them because of her determination to earn recognition due to hard work. It is not until she encounters Matthew Clairmont, a vampire, that she begins to acknowledge her abilities and learn to control them. Recommended Authors: Karen Marie Moning, Peter V. Brett, Brandon Sanderson, Charlaine Harris

For more of our new titles or more information about the Library, visit our website at: http://mccs-sc.com/lifelong/libraries.html

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MCAS Beaufort Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP) The Family Member Employment Assistance Program in Beaufort, SC offers a wide variety of employment related assistance to military spouses and dependants with active duty military sponsors. The FMEAP program falls under the Marine and Family Services’ Transition Support Section (MRRM) and is co-located with the Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP) offices within the Career Resources Management Center (CRMC). Services at our installation include: • Career Counseling and Assessments • Job Search Assistance • Education and Training Resources Opportunities • Entrepreneur Business Opportunities • Referral Service to local and national employers • Educational Workshops: Résumé Writing, Interview Strategies, Dress for Success, Job Fair Strategies, Job Search Strategies, Federal Employment, and Career Decision Making • Résumé Assistance • Information about the current labor market, average salary, and wage trends in the area • A Career Resource Management Center that is equipped with computers that have internet access and printing capabilities, a fax machine, résumé quality paper, copiers, books, DVDs and other resources to assist patrons on their job search needs. • Information and resources outside the military

• Information and/or assistance in contacting the FMEAP counselor at your new duty station. • Information and assistance about attending Transition Assistance Management Programs that would prepare military spouses for a smoother transition into the civilian sector. Transition Assistance Management Program briefings include Pre-Separation Counseling, Survivor Benefit Plan, Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Review, and Transition Assistance Program (TAP). • More than seven briefings/workshops are held on a monthly basis In addition to these resources, we offer patrons the opportunity to be added to our program e-mail database. This service includes receiving information about program updates, activities, announcements from additional services within our installations, and recent employment vacancies made available to our offices. For more information please contact your employment coordinator at (843) 228-6463 MCAS Beaufort. Résumé Writing Workshop 26 May 1000-1200 MCAS Beaufort, Temporary Facilities Trailer 616B (Between Tax Center and Public Works) Everything you need to create a winning résumé! We’ll cover how to effectively target employers, usage of cover letters and letters of recommendation. For Military ID Card holders over 16 years of age. For more information, contact Veronica Perez at 228-6463 or veronica.perez-romer@usmc.mil. Interviewing Strategies Workshop 19 May 1000-1200 MCAS Beaufort, Temporary Facilities Trailer 616B (Between Tax Center and Public Works) Become interview savvy! Learn techniques on how to answer the toughest interview questions. For Military ID Card holders over 16 years of age. For more information, contact Veronica Perez at 228-6463 or veronica.perezromer@usmc.mil.

Exceptional Family Member Program

Check out our website (mccs-sc.com/efmp/) for upcoming events and further details concerning the EFMP. EFMP Movie Night (featuring TANGLED) 6 May 1630-1830, MCRD Bldg 911 OPEN TO EFM ONLY

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Enjoy a night at the movies with family and friends from EFMP. Popcorn and drinks will be provided, so don’t miss out! Registration IS REQUIRED to attend so please call Sanita Laddie at 228-3849 if interested. Butterfly Effects: What is Applied Behavior Analysis? 12 May 2011, 10:30-1200, MCAS Education Bldg 596, RM 215, OPEN TO ALL Are you receiving ABA services but not quite sure what the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis are? Come learn and discuss: • How ABA should effectively affect behavior change, both by decreasing behavior and increasing behavior • What is reinforcement and how to effectively do it? • What is punishment and how to effectively do it? Registration IS REQUIRED to attend so please call Sanita Laddie at 228-3849 if interested. Pro-Parents: Journey into Adulthood MAY 26, 2011, 0800-1200 OPEN TO ALL MCAS Education Bldg 596, RM 215 Topics will include: • Preparing youth for the changes of puberty and adolescence • Setting a boundary circle; knowing who to trust • Identifying skills needed for adulthood: what youth need to know • Identifying ideas and tools to assist with the process Registration IS REQUIRED to attend so please call Sanita Laddie at 228-3849 if interested.

Behavioral Health Branch Upcoming Classes: Stress Management 3 - 4 May, 1300-1600 MCRD Bldg. 17 Anger Management 10 - 11 May, 1300-1600 Location: MCRD Bldg. 17 Anger Management 17 - 18 May, 1300-1600 Location: MCAS Bldg. 807 Effective Communication Skills 24 May, 1300-1600 MCAS Bldg. 807 For more information or if you’d like to schedule classes, please call 228-7057.

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Disney 4 day Military Promotional Park Hopper with water parks fun and more for $165 each Members or spouses can buy up to six tickets and must be present when activating tickets at the gate. A valid military ID will be required for admission. All six tickets must be purchased at the same time and be used by the same person on any and all days. Tickets may not be used after 30 September 2011.

Great Opportunities

As the “Military Salute” Theme Park ticket promotion continues, Walt Disney World is offering up to a 40% discount for stays at the Walt Disney resorts to active duty and retired U.S. military personnel that book through All Points Travel located at PI (this special is not available online). A resort room offers not only the greatest Walt Disney World experience, but also amazing perks including full use of Disney World Transportation, Disney’s Magical Express, Extra Magic hours, and much more. For more details visit ITT aboard Parris Island or call 843-228-1540.

Six Flags Adult/Child

2011 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway

2 July 2011 Daytona, Florida For more details and pricing visit ITT (Information, Tickets and Tours) aboard Parris Island or call 843-228-1540.

Let the Memories Begin

Walt Disney World is proud to present “Let the Memories Begin” with a special offer on park tickets. From now until 28 September 2011 active and retired military personnel can purchase: • •

Disney 4 day Military Promotional Park Hopper for $138 each Disney 4 day Military Promotional Base Ticket with water parks fun and more for $138 each

Our mission: making your family’s dreams come true! Plus, active military get an additional Hometown Heroes discount of $2,500!*

The Penrose

Blue Man Group at Universal Studios ITT Regular Save Adult /Child $49.00 $89.00 $40.00 Carowinds ITT Regular Save Adult $30.00 $51.99 $21.99 Child $24.00 $24.99 $.99 ITT Regular Save $32.00 $52.99 $20.99

Six Flags White Water park ITT Regular Save Adult/Child $27.00 $39.21 $12.21 South Carolina State Park Pass ITT Regular Save $39.00 $50.00 $11.00

The Kelford

Introducing two great new floorplans at Shadow Moss! With two new spacious floorplans available, now there are even more reasons than ever to call Shadow Moss home! Stop by our sales center today and tour this fantastic family-oriented community minutes from Beaufort. For more information, visit centex.com. The Penrose Priced from the $170s

The Kelford Priced from the $180s

2,042 square feet 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

2,336 square feet 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

Large great room, kitchen and study. Upstairs loft or optional 4th bedroom.

Formal dining, study, open kitchen & family room. Large upstairs loft.

Call 843.379.1188

Call 843.379.1188 put yourself in a better place™

*Certain restrictions apply. Offers may not be available in all communities. $2,500 Preferred Buyer Discount subject to change without notice. Preferred Buyer Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other Centex Homes Referral Program Discount. To qualify for the discounts, purchasers must show proof of military or employment status with an ID Card or other official documentation. Please see a sales associate for details. Equal housing opportunity. ©2011 Centex Homes. All rights reserved.

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

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Improved Pension is not a new benefit, and has in fact been an entitlement for 60 years sitting idle while millions have and still are missing out on. Who is eligible? Any War-Time Veteran with 90 days of active duty, 1 day beginning or ending during a period of War, is eligible to apply for the Aid & Attendance Improved Pension. A surviving spouse (marriage must have ended due to death of veteran) of a War-Time Veteran may also apply. The individual applying must qualify both medically and financially.

The Aid and Attendance Program The Veterans Administration offers Aid and Attendance as part of an “Improved Pension” Benefit that is largely unknown. This Improved Pension allows Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing, medication dosing, or taking care of the needs of nature, to receive additional monetary benefits. It also includes individuals who are blind or patients in nursing homes due to mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an Assisted Living facility also qualifies. This most important benefit is overlooked by many families with Veterans or surviving spouses who need additional monies to help care for ailing parents or loved ones. This is a “Pension Benefit” and IS NOT dependent upon service-related injuries for compensation. Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home, Nursing Home or Assisted Living facility. A Veteran is eligible for up to $1,632 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,055 per month. A couple is eligible for up to $1,949 per month. The Aid and Attendance Benefit is considered to be the third tier of the VA’s Improved Pension. The other two tiers are known as “Basic” and “Housebound”. Each tier has its own level of benefits and qualifications. The

Eligibility must be proven by filing the proper Veterans Application for Pension or Compensation. This application will require a copy of DD-214 or separation papers, Medical Evaluation from a physician, current medical issues, net worth limitations, and net income, along with out-of-pocket Medical Expenses. How to qualify To qualify financially, an applicant must have on average less than $80,000 in assets, EXCLUDING their home and vehicles. To apply for the Aid & Attendance Improved Pension, you will need the following documents. Prepare these before making your filing: • Discharge/Separation Papers (DD-214). • Copy of Marriage Certificate and all marital information (surviving spouses only). • Copy of the Death Certificate (surviving spouses only). • Copy of current Social Security Award Letter (the letter that Social Security sends at the beginning of the year stating what your monthly amount will be for the following year). • Net Worth information, including bank accounts, CDs, Trusts, Stocks, Bonds, Annuities, etc. • Proof of all income from pensions, retirement, interest income from investments, annuities, etc.

• If you are a court-appointed guardian of the veteran or surviving spouse, a certified copy of the court order of the appointment is required. • Proof of insurance premiums, medications, medical bills or any other medical expenses that are not reimbursed by insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. • Physician statement, that includes current diagnosis, medical status, prognosis, name and address, ability to care for self, ability to travel unattended, etc. If you are a veteran in a nursing home, or a family member of a veteran in a nursing home, you will need a Nursing Home Status Statement • Banking information for Direct Deposit of A&A monthly payments (include a voided check). • Employment history (does not apply if you are over 65). • List of all doctors and hospitals visited in the last year. Once you have this information compiled, you will need to obtain and complete VA Form 21-526 (For Veterans) and/or VA Form 21-534 (For Spouses) for Special Improved benefits with Aid & Attendance. If you need assistance with filing your paperwork, you can contact the VA, however, be prepared to encounter someone who is not knowledgeable about this benefit and may provide inaccurate information. We encourage you to explore all the available options and services provided through the VA and service agencies to find the option that’s right for you and your circumstances. Visit www.veteranaid.org for the more details and mailing instructions. Or call your RAO at 843-228-6222

For more information about MCCS-SC Retired Activities, please contact: Vonda Jones, Retired Activities Coordinator, vonda.jones@usmc.mil, 843-228-6222

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