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FOR THESE UPCOMING HOLIDAY EVENTS: CO’s Tree Lighting Ceremony 6 December | 1800 | Laurel Bay Come visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus while enjoying free cookies, cocoa, and holiday music. Help us count down as we light our giant Christmas tree this holiday season. FREE. Operation Elf: Christmas Tree Giveaway 26 November | Parris Island MCX Parking Lot 27 November | Laurel Bay 7 Day Store E-1 to E-5 Marine and Sailor families are eligible to receive a FREE Christmas tree! (While supplies last.) Operation Elf: Gift Wrap Dates in December TBA At the Parris Island MCX Purchase your holiday gifts at the Parris Island MCX and let our elves wrap your gifts! FREE. Letters to Santa 26 November-14 December Base Libraries Children may send their letters to Santa at the North Pole from the libraries on base. We collect all letters and send them at one time. Please place your return address on the envelope as one of Santa‘s Elves may have a few minutes to answer your child’s letter. FREE.

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Jingle Bell Run 7 December | 0700 | MCAS Beaufort 3 Miles, Start And Finish At Afterburners

Santa Arrives from the North Pole 12 December | 0900-1030 | Parris Island Library 13 December | 0930-1100 | Air Station Library

12 December | 0700 | MCRD, Parris Island 3 Miles, Start And Finish At The Fitness Center

Please bring your children to the Parris Island Library on Wednesday or the Air Station Library on Thursday morning to see Santa. Picture opportunities abound! FREE.

Join the elves, reindeer, Marines, Sailors, family members and DoD civilians for the 4th Quarterly 3-mile run with bells on! Runners encouraged to wear holiday clothing. Jingle bells will be provided to each runner. Awards will be available. FREE.

Festival of Trees Unit Competitions and Event Units have from 19-30 November at Parris Island and 26 November-10 December at MCAS Beaufort to decorate their assigned tree. Parris Island trees are available to decorate at Traditions, and MCAS Beaufort trees must be picked up from the MCCS Coordinator. Join us for the culminating event for the Festival of Trees where we will announce the winner of the competitions.

Youth Holiday Bowling Party 15 December (Register by 1 December) | 1300-1600 MCAS Bowling Center The Youth Holiday Bowling Party will be for youth ages 5-14 years old. There will be bowling, snacks and prizes! Cost is $10 per child.

Festival of Trees Events: Monday 3 December | Time TBD Traditions, MCRD Parris Island Tuesday 11 December | Time TBD Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort Breakfast with Santa 1 December | Time TBA The Officers’ Club, MCAS Beaufort Come join us for breakfast with Santa at The Officers’ Club.

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The Great American Smokeout

Thursday 15 November | 1100-1300 Parris Island MCX

The Great American Smokeout will be observed on Thursday 15 November with information provided at the Parris Island MCX. Using free phone services like 1-800-QUITNOW or sites like www.lungusa.org can double one’s chance to successfully quit smoking. For information on tobacco cessation classes call Semper Fit Health Promotion at 228-7616 or NHB at 228-5344.

Cheernastics

Cheernastics classes are for those who want to experience the best of both worlds. We will teach skills in both cheerleading and gymnastics. Cheernastics is offered as an 8 week session, one class per week for one hour and fifteen minutes. The cost is $70.00. This class will be held at the PI Youth Gym, Building 287, above Combat Camera. Class sizes are limited, and advanced registration is required. Registration can be completed at the MCCS Semper Fit Recreation office Building. 172 Parris Island or the Laurel Bay MCCS Human Resources office. Any additional questions please contact Stephanie Harding at 228-1587. Cheernastics I A combination of tumbling and cheer techniques including jumps, dance, facial expressions, voice control, arm and hand movement and cheers. Ages 7-10. Saturdays 3, 10 & 17 November | 0945 - 1100 1, 8 & 15 December | 0945-1100 5 & 12 January | 1115-1230 Cheernastics II A combination of tumbling and cheer techniques including jumps, dance, facial expressions, voice control, arm and hand movement and cheers. Some basic stunt techniques and flexibility will also be included. This is a great class for those who want to try out for a cheer squad. Ages 11 and up. Saturdays 3, 10 & 17 November | 1100 - 1215 1, 8 & 15 December | 1100 - 1215 5 & 12 January | 1230 - 1345

Deadline for Youth Basketball Registration

13 November | 1600

The deadline to sign up for Youth basketball (ages 5-12) is 13 November. Registrations will be accepted at the Parris Island Semper Fit Office (Bldg 172) and the Laurel Bay Human Resources Office.

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Bench Press Competition

Free Oil Changes (supplies not included) at the Auto Hobby Shop for Spouses of Deployed Marines & Sailors

For more information contact Harriet Fisher or Jonathan Hutchinson at 228-7092.

Did you know that if your spouse is deployed the Auto Hobby Shop will help you out with a free oil change? You must purchase your own oil and filter (at any auto parts store, approximately $18), bring it to the Auto Hobby Shop and they’ll be happy to change your oil for you and teach you about the process!

15 November | MCAS Fitness Center Weigh-in: 1100-1145 Competition: 1145-1300

Happening at The Legends Golf Course

It was a busy October at The Legends. Here are the results from some of the recent events:

ALL-MARINE TEAM QUALIFYING

29 Marines competed for six spots on the All-Marine Golf Team. Here are the players that will be traveling to NAS JAX for the Armed Forces Championship: 1st Place – LCPL Addison Lambeth (MCB Quantico) 70-73-69-71 = 283 (-5) 2nd Place – MAJ Dave King (NS Norfolk) 69-78-76-70 = 293 (+5) 3rd Place – SSGT Aubrey Evans (MCB Camp Lejeune) 76-71-75-73 = 295 (+7) 4th Place – CPL Glen Miller (MCRD Parris Island) 71-72-79-78 = 300 (+12) 5th Place – CAPT Josh Benson (HQMC) 72-78-76-78 = 304 (+16) 6th Place – SGT Trey Pridgen (NAS Whidbey Island) 77-76-79-74 = 306 (+18) Female Team: SGTMAJ Sonia Perez

COMMANDER’S CUP

Automotive Hobby Shop & Skills Center MCAS HOURS Monday - Tuesday Closed Wednesday 1130 – 2000 Thursday 1000 – 1830 Friday 1000 – 1830 Saturday 0930 – 1800 Sunday 0930 – 1800 MCAS Beaufort, Building 1219 843 228 7586 MCRD HOURS Tuesday - Wednesday Closed Thursday 1130 – 2000 Friday 1130 – 2000 Saturday 0930 – 1800 Sunday 0930 – 1800 Monday 1130 – 2000

The LAND team had their hands full with the AIR team and the highly improved SEA team, however they were able to successfully defended their title and retain the Commander’s Cup for another two years. Here are the players that led Parris Island’s LAND team to victory:

MCRD Parris Island, Building 12 843-228-1599

Col Mike Bowersox Col Joe Stewart MGySgt Thomas Higginbottom Tim Harrington Sgt Michael Daly Stan Becker Grady Winstead Maj Elgin Young Cpl Glen Miller Ed Cassady Bryan Carey MSgt Tommey Lyons Cpl Travis Williams

MCAS Beaufort Theater: Thursday 1900 Saturday 1400, 1630, 1900

Theater Hours and Contact Information

MCRD Parris Island Theater: Friday 1900, 2100 Sunday 1400, 1630, 1900 MCAS Movie Hotline: 843-228-7183 MCRD Movie Hotline: 843-228-1525 For a full schedule of movies titles and times visit mccs-sc.com/theater.

Congratulations to all the players who have participated in our events! We appreciate your support of The Legends and your love for the game. See you on the golf course!

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GAMES

MCRD 228-1551 • MCAS 228-7106 PRICING

Regular Rate

$2/game

Glow Bowl Fri & Sat 2100-2400

$3/game

Sunday

$1/game & $1/shoe rental

Shoe Rental

$2/pair

Red Pin Strike - You Could Win a FREE Game Pass 1600-2200 Thursdays at MCAS & MCRD This program may not be used in conjunction with any other special.

Birthday, Group & Section Party Packages Advance notice of 5 days, please.

Bumpers for Children Age 8 and Under

PLEASE CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK A PARTY PACKAGE! HOURS OF OPERATION MCAS

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MCRD

1100-2200

Monday

1100-2200

1100-2200

Tuesday

CLOSED

CLOSED

Wednesday

1100-2200

1100-2200

Thursday

1100-2200

1100-2400

Friday

1100-2400

1300-2400

Saturday

1300-2400

1300-1800

Sunday

1300-1800

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MCRD PARRIS ISLAND

6 NOVEMBER · 0800-1600 FOUR WINDS FAMILY READINESS CENTER MCRD, PARRIS ISLAND

MCAS BEAUFORT

For Couples

L.I.N.K.S.:

History and Traditions of the Marine Corps, Benefits and Services, Tips on Moving, Dealing with Separation, and most of all learning how to bloom where you are planted.

MY FAMILY STORY

FOUR LENSES:

Identify your own personality profile and learn to understand, accept and value others for their unique strengths.

7 November ·1800-1930 · MCAS MCFTB Office This workshop focuses on family connection. Connection is important not only for spouses and children, but for the family as a whole. This workshop will allow families to create a family tree, discuss what makes each family member who they are, and create family goals for the future. This workshop is for the whole family to enjoy! Come join the fun while we make a Family Story Book. To register, please contact Ashley McCartney at 228-7311 or mccartneyam@usmc-mccs.org

FREE childcare provided for children under 5. To make reservations, please contact the MCAS CDC at 228-7290. To register please contact Roxanne Farr at 228-1573 or farrre@usmc-mccs.org. Free childcare with advance registration.

presenTed By

L.I.N.K.S. & Four Lenses for Couples

presenTed By

my Family Story

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

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

6 November | 0800-1600 Four Winds Family Readiness Center

7 November | 1830-2030 | MCFTB Office

Join us for two workshops in one! With L.I.N.K.S. you will learn the history and traditions of the Marine Corps, the benefits and services, tips on moving, dealing with separation, and most of all learning how to bloom where you are planted. With Four Lenses you will identify your own personality profile and learn to understand, accept and value others for their unique strengths.

Connection is important not only for spouses and children, but for the family as a whole. This workshop will allow families to create a family tree, discuss what makes each family member who they are, and create family goals for the future. This workshop is for the whole family to enjoy! Come join the fun while we make a Family Story Book.

For more information, please contact your MCRD MCFTB Team:

For more information, please contact your MCAS MCFTB Team:

Deanna Simpson – MCFTB Director – 228-1505 Jennifer Carr – MCFTB Administrative Specialist – 228-1662 Shannon Mann-Alvarenga – Family Readiness Program Trainer – 228-1663 Sara Hollenbeck – LifeSkills Program Trainer – 228-1570 Roxanne Farr - L.I.N.K.S. Program Trainer - 228-1573 Lori Stone - L.I.N.K.S. Administrative Specialist - 228-1524

DaNeil Cox – MCFTB Director – 228-6504 MJ Boice – 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 Veronica Stephens- L.I.N.K.S. Program Administrator - 228-7362 Ashley McCartney - Readiness & Deployment Support Trainer- 228-7311

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

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

MCAS Beaufort

MCFTB ONLINE:

http://mccs-sc.com/MCFTB/

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

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SINGLE MARINE & SAILOR PR OGRAM

NOVEMBER 2012 SMP EVENTS SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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Karaoke w/ DJ Donna Brig & Brew 1900-2200

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6

NfL Sunday Ticket Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

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18

7

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

Texas hold’em

Soup Night

Afterburners 1900

12

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

13

VETErANS DAY

Monday Night football

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

Texas hold’em

Soup Night

Afterburners 1900

19

14 AfTErburNErS bASh Afterburners 1800 Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

20

Karaoke w/ DJ Donna Brig & Brew 1900-2200

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Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

ESPN Gameday

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

Afterburners 1900

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Karaoke w/ DJ Donna Brig & Brew 1900-2200

ESPN Gameday

Movie Night

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

Afterburners 1900

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23

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

25

Afterburners 1400

Texas hold’em

Soup Night

Afterburners 1900

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ESPN Gameday

Afterburners 1900

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Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

Movie Night

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

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17 ufC 154 Afterburners/Brig & Brew 2200

ThANKSGIVING MEAL Monday Night football

10

MArINE COrPS bIrThDAY CELEbrATION Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200

Movie Night

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NfL Sunday Ticket Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

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bLOOD DrIVE

NfL Sunday Ticket Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

SMP MEETING

Brig & Brew 1000 Afterburners 1400

ESPN Gameday

Movie Night

Afterburners 1900

MCAS MCX 1000-1500

Monday Night football

3 fALCONS VS COWbOYS TrIP

boWling: Friday 1600-2000, Saturday 1300-2000 and Sunday all day! MoviES: tHurS-Sun any MoviE For FrEE golF: Play golF any day For $20 aFtEr 1300 @ tHE lEgEndS

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NfL Sunday Ticket Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

Monday Night football

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

Texas hold’em Afterburners 1900

BRIG & BREW: 228-1544 • SMP INFO: MCRD 228-1541 AFTERBURNERS: 228-6365 • SMP INFO: MCAS 228-7405

WWW.MCCS-SC.COM

Soup Night

Karaoke w/ DJ Donna

aFtErburnErS bar: Mon 1600-2200 tuE 1600-2200 Mon 1600-2200 tHur 1500-2200 Fri 1600-2200 Sat 1200-2200 Sun 1200-2200

aFtErburnErS rEc: Mon 1100-2200 tuE 1100-2200 WEd 1100-2200 tHur 1100-2200 Fri 1100-2200 Sat 1200-2200 Sun 1200-2200

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

Brig & Brew 1900-2200

Movie Night

Afterburners 1900 brig & brEW: Mon 1600-2200 tuE 1600-2200 WEd 1600-2200 tHur 1500-2200 Fri 1500-2200 Sat 1200-2200 Sun 1200-2200

SMP EligiblE PatronS includE: Single MarineS and SailorS, geographical BachelorS and Single parentS

Upcoming Events

Falcons vs. Cowboys Trip

Afterburners Bash

3 November

14 November 1800 | Afterburners

Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

Thanksgiving meal

10 November 1200 | Afterburners/Brig & Brew

22 November 1400 | Afterburners

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

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Treasury Mandate: Pay to go electronic by 1 March 2013

• Send a signed Fast Start Direct Deposit Form to DFAS, U. S. Military Retired Pay, P.O. Box 7130, London, KY 40742-7130 • Use your myPay account to set up a direct deposit to your checking or savings account • Or call the DFAS Retired and Annuitant Pay Customer Care Center at 800-321-1080

Every year, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) spends over $2 million dollars printing and mailing checks to the 1 percent of military members, retirees, DoD civilian employees and contractors who haven’t yet made the switch to Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Each check costs $1.04 while each electronic payment only costs 8 cents. During these difficult economic times, this money could be put to use directly supporting America’s service men and women.

It can take 30 to 60 days from the day we receive your enrollment for direct deposit to start. If after enrolling you receive a paper check, cash or deposit it as you normally would. The DFAS will send you a notification when they process your enrollment. Please don’t wait for 1 March 2013. Make the switch today! For more information please go to www.dfas.mil/mandatoryeft. html.

Therefore, the Department of the Treasury has announced that all payments from the federal government must be made electronically and not by paper beginning 1 March 2013. This means most military retirees and annuitants receiving paper checks will be required to sign up for direct deposit. With direct deposit, DFAS sends your payment straight to your bank account. Direct deposit gives you immediate access to your money on pay day, and it eliminates the risk of lost or stolen checks, forged signatures, and identity theft.

Delta Dental Premium Change

If you’re enrolled in the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TDRP), you may have noticed a change in your 1 October payment. This change was due to the regularly scheduled annual adjustment in your monthly premiums as established by the TDRP contract. Specific information regarding the annual premium adjustment can be found at www.trdp.org . Enrollees in the Enhanced TDRP can use the website’s Premium Search feature to find out their new monthly premium amount. You can also review your most recent Retiree Account Statement on myPay to see how this change affected your retired pay.

If you are one of the few still receiving a check in the mail, DFAS will send you a notice, but you can get ahead of the rush by setting up direct deposit now. There are three ways to start direct deposit. Before you enroll, you’ll need to gather information including your financial institution’s routing transit number and account number. Then do one of the following:

More online under the “Retired Activities” tab at http://mccs-sc.com MCCS Retired Activities on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BeaufortRAO

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RETAIL VETErANS DAY

MCX to offer First Lady of the Marine Corps Recommended Reading List Titles

& Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

November 7-12

otions Inc. 0-9284

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USMC LoGo BAG 19 oz Pecan Delights

Military spouses now have a new resource for learning how to overcome the challenges of military service. Bonnie Amos, spouse of the Commandant of Marine Corps, Gen. James Amos has established “The First Lady of the Marine Corps Recommended Reading List.”

899

USMC LoGo BoX 10 oz Assorted Chocolates

To make finding this first of its kind in any service collection easier, a new section in Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) main store book department will feature the books. The official launch date for this initiative is 15 October, but due to the limited availability of some titles and limited space at some locations, not all titles will be available at all locations. Requests for large quantities of books for clubs or organizations should be addressed with the local MCX store manager. Marine Corps libraries will also be adding the books to their collections

99¢

USMC LoGo BAr 2 oz Milk Chocolate

The Rack Package $180.00 per room (double occupancy)

Join Us at Hangar One Food Court

Aboard MCAS Beaufort for

Miss Lillie’s Home Cooked Lunch: Monday – Meatloaf Tuesday – Liver & Onions Wednesday – Baked or Fried Chicken Thursday – Baked or Fried Pork Chops Friday – Fisherman’s Catch or BBQ Ribs Enjoy a $45 savings on three nights’ accommodations for two at the deTreville House, winner of the Marine Corps Food & Hospitality Excellence Award for 19 years, located 8 miles from Parris Island on board the Beaufort Air Station. For reservation information call 843-522-1663 or visit www.innsofthecorps.com.

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Each lunch comes with 2 sides and cornbread or a biscuit for only $5.50! MCCS HAPPENINGS MCCS Happenings


MCAS BEAUFORT

NOVEMBER For more information or reservations call us at 843-228-7600 or visit us online at mccs-sc.com

mOnday

TUesday

wednesday

ThUrsday

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LUNCH BUFFET HOURS | Mon-Fri: 1100-1300

PORK CHOPS THURSDAY FULL HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

ALL RANKS WELCOME Children’s Lunch Buffet Price: Ages 0-5: Free · Ages 6-12: $3.95

POT LUCK MONDAY HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

5

Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS’ DAY

19 POT LUCK MONDAY HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

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26 POT LUCK MONDAY HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

7 FULL HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

MAMA’S HOMEMADE CHICKEN TENDERS

20

27 TACO TUESDAY HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

14

Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

(AND LANDLUBBER GRUB TOO)

FULL HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

OFFICERS NIGHT 1600-2000

8 PORK CHOPS THURSDAY FULL HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

FULL HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

TACO TUESDAY HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

2

FISH FRY-DAY

Santini Bar ¦ Pub Menu Available

MAMA’S HOMEMADE CHICKEN TENDERS

Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

12 CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS’ DAY

Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

6 TACO TUESDAY HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

friday

Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

MAMA’S HOMEMADE CHICKEN TENDERS

15

PORK CHOPS THURSDAY FULL HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

FULL HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

FULL HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

OFFICERS NIGHT 1600-2000

TRADITIONAL 16 THANKSGIVING LUNCH BUFFET

Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

OFFICERS NIGHT 1600-2000 Santini Bar ¦ Pub Menu Available

22 CLOSED FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

28

(AND LANDLUBBER GRUB TOO)

Santini Bar ¦ Pub Menu Available

21 CLOSED FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

9

FISH FRY-DAY

CLOSED FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

29

PORK CHOPS THURSDAY FULL HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

23

FISH FRY-DAY

30

(AND LANDLUBBER GRUB TOO)

FULL HOT & COLD LUNCH BUFFET

OFFICERS NIGHT 1600-2000 Santini Bar ¦ Pub Menu Available

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.

Save the Date

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MCRD PARRIS ISLAND

NOVEMBER For more information or reservations call us at 843-228-1566 or visit us online at mccs-sc.com

mOnday

TUesday

wednesday

ThUrsday

1

LUNCH BUFFET HOURS: TUES-FRI 1100-1300

Lunch Buffet Featuring:

ALL RANKS WELCOME

FRIED PORK CHOPS AND ROAST BEEF

CHILDREN’S LUNCH BUFFET PRICE: AGES 0-5: FREE

6

Lunch Buffet Featuring:

COUNTRY FRIED STEAK & BBQ CHICKEN

CLosed

ITALIAN LUNCH BUFFET

7

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

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

saTUrday CLOSED

8

Lunch Buffet Featuring:

FRIED PORK CHOPS AND ROAST BEEF Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

3

13

Lunch Buffet Featuring:

COUNTRY FRIED STEAK & BBQ CHICKEN

CLosed

14

ITALIAN LUNCH BUFFET

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

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

15

Lunch Buffet Featuring:

FRIED PORK CHOPS AND ROAST BEEF Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

19

Turkey, ham and all the fixings $8.95

20

Lunch Buffet Featuring:

COUNTRY FRIED STEAK & BBQ CHICKEN Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95

226 CLosed

27

Lunch Buffet Featuring:

COUNTRY FRIED STEAK & BBQ CHICKEN

21

ITALIAN LUNCH BUFFET

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

CLOsed afTer LUnCh

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ITALIAN LUNCH BUFFET

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

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

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

NO HAPPY HOUR

saTUrday 10

CLOsed

FISH FRY-DAY LUNCH BUFFET

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Soup/Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95 Happy Hour 1600-1800 • Try our new bar menu!

saTUrday 17 CLOSED

THANKSGIVING LUNCHBUFFET

4

sUnday

Sunday Brunch 1000-1300

FISH FRY-DAY LUNCH BUFFET

CLOSED

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2

FISH FRY-DAY LUNCH BUFFET

Soup/Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95 Happy Hour 1600-1800 • Try our new bar menu!

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

AGES 6-12: $4.95

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friday

sUnday

18

Sunday Brunch 1000-1300

22

23 CLOSED FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

CLOSED FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

CLOsed fOr Thanksgiving

29

Lunch Buffet Featuring:

FRIED PORK CHOPS AND ROAST BEEF

24

CLOsed fOr Thanksgiving

FISH FRY-DAY LUNCH BUFFET

25 30

Soup/Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $8.95 Happy Hour 1600-1800 • Try our new bar menu!

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

Friday 7 September 1630 - 2030 Please note beginning October 2012, the salad menU: Assorted varieties of 1 pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad with ranch and balsamic vinaigrette, cheese filled bread sticks, garlic bread, assorted desserts and soft drinks. Build your own bar will be in addition to the pizza is available. TOppings: Sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, sliced entrÈe. red and green bell peppers, ham, steak pineapple, sliced ripe olives, anchovies, spinach, marinara or alfredo sauce. JUNE 2012 2012 november

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NOVEMBER CALENDAR »» ONGOING Through 13 November Semper Fit Youth Basketball Registration Come out and register for an exciting season of Basketball for lots of great fun! Register at Building 172, Recreation Department, MCRD Parris Island or the Laurel Bay MCCS Human Resource Office. Ends Tuesday 13 November at 1600 THU 1 »» 1500 Resource Discovery MCFTB House »» 1900 Karaoke w/DJ Donna Every Thursday Night Brig N' Brew FRI 2 »» 1000 MCFTB MCAS Hearts Apart Support Group MCFTB Training House, Laurel Bay »» 1700 Movement Through Music MCAS Fitness Center Annex »» 1800 4 Lenses for Couples Four Winds Family Readiness Center, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 Every Friday Night Movie Night w/free pizza (while supplies last) Afterburners/Brig N' Brew SAT 3 »» Atlanta Falcons vs. Dallas Cowboys Atlanta, GA »» Saturday, 3 November – Monday, 5 November »» Single Marine & Sailor Program Atlanta Falcons vs Dallas Cowboys Trip Linked flyer includes details and Command Permission Slip. Departs from Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island to Atlanta, Georgia »» 0945 Cheernastics PI Youth Gym »» 1000 MCFTB MCAS Kids On The Home Front Youth Center, Laurel Bay »» 1200 ESPN Gameday Saturdays Afterburners/Brig N' Brew SUN 4 »» 1000 Sunday Brunch Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1200 NFL Sunday Ticket Afterburners/ Brig N' Brew MON 5 »» 1000 LINKS Mentor Meeting Four Winds »» 1000 Playmorning LB Youth Center »» 1200 Mens Parenting Class 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd NPSP TUE 6 »» 0800 Smooth Move Parris Island BLDG 923

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»» 0800 MCFTB MCRD L.I.N.K.S. and Four Lenses for Couples MCFTB Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Building 201, »» MCRD Parris Island »» 0830 MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Training MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 0930 Sesame Street/USO Tour Presentation MCAS Fitness Center »» 0930 Baby Boot Camp (NPSP) 1617 Laurel Bay Boulevard »» 1700 Sesame Street/USO Tour PresentationMCAS Fitness Center WED 7 »» 0900 Breastfeeding Support Group 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd NPSP »» 1000 Playmorning PI Youth Center »» 1000 Red Cross Blood Drive MCAS Beaufort »» 1000 SMP Meeting Brig N' Brew »» 1400 SMP Meeting Afterburners »» 1700 Steak Night Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1800 Our Family Story MCAS-MCFTB Office »» 1900 Soup Night Every Wednesday Night (while supplies last) Afterburners/ Brig N' Brew THU 8 »» 0900 Interpersonal Communication MCAS-MCFTB Office »» 0930 MCFTB MCAS Family Care Plan Training Workshop MCFTB House, Laurel Bay »» 1500 Anger Management Four Winds »» 1900 Karaoke w/DJ Donna Every Thursday Night Brig N' Brew FRI 9 »» 0830 MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Training MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 1000 MCFTB MCAS Hearts Apart Support Group MCFTB Training House, Laurel Bay »» 1500 No Happy Hour at Traditions Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 Every Friday Night Movie Night w/free pizza (while supplies last) Afterburners/Brig N' Brew SAT 10 »» Traditions Closed-- Veteran's Day Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 0945 Cheernastics PI Youth Gym »» 1200 ESPN Gameday Saturdays Afterburners/Brig N' Brew »» 1200 Marine Corps Birthday Celebration Afterburners

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»» 1200 Marine Corps Birthday Celebration Brig N' Brew SUN 11 »» Traditions Closed-- No Sunday Brunch Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1000 Sunday Brunch Traditions, »» MCRD Parris Island »» 1200 NFL Sunday Ticket Afterburners/ Brig N' Brew MON 12 »» The Officers' Club Closed-- Veterans Day The Officers' Club, MCAS Beaufort »» 1000 Playmorning LB Youth Center »» 1200 Mens Parenting Class 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd NPSP TUE 13 »» 0900 Operation Care Package MCFTB House »» 0930 Sensory Story Time at the Library MCAS Library »» Who Moved My Cheese? Four Winds »» 0930 (EFMP) Sensory Story Time at the Library Library Building 596, MCAS Beaufort »» 1100 Thanksgiving Lunch at the PI CDC Parris Island Child Development Center »» Youth Basketball Registration Ends Semper Fit, Parris Island & Human Resources Office, Laurel Bay WED 14 »» 0830 MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. and Four Lenses for Marines MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 0900 Breastfeeding Support Group 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd NPSP »» 0900 Family Readiness Volunteer Training Four Winds »» 1000 Playmorning PI Youth Center »» 1000 Welcome Aboard The Officers' Club, MCAS Beaufort »» 1500 Thanksgiving Meal Afterburners »» 1600 Troop Appreciation Brig N' Brew »» 1700 Steak Night Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 Soup Night Every Wednesday Night (while supplies last)Afterburners/ Brig N' Brew THU 15 »» 0900 Communication Workshop: Speaker Kim Prestion with PROParents MCAS Bldg. 596, RM 209 »» 0900 (EFMP) Communication Workshop Library Building 596, Room 209, MCAS Beaufort

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»» 1100 Bench Press Competition/ weigh-ins MCAS Fitness Center »» 1100 Great American SmokeOut Parris Island MCX »» 1145 Bench Press Competition MCAS Fitness Center »» 1400 Conflict Management Four Winds »» 1600 Youth Center Fall Family Feast Laurel Bay Youth Center »» 1900 Karaoke w/DJ Donna Every Thursday Night Brig N' Brew FRI 16 »» 0830 MCFTB MCRD L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Training MCFTB Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Building 201, MCRD Parris Island »» 1000 MCFTB MCAS Hearts Apart Support Group MCFTB Training House, Laurel Bay »» 1100 Traditional Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet The Officers' Club, MCAS Beaufort »» 1600 Youth Center Fall Family Feast Parris Island Youth Center »» 1700 Movement Through Music MCAS Fitness Center Annex »» 1900 Every Friday Night Movie Night w/free pizza (while supplies last) Afterburners/Brig N' Brew SAT 17 »» 0830 MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 0945 Cheernastics PI Youth Gym »» 1200 ESPN Gameday Saturdays Afterburners/Brig N' Brew »» 2200 UFC 154 Afterburners/Brig N' Brew SUN 18 »» 1000 Sunday Brunch Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1200 NFL Sunday Ticket Afterburners/ Brig N' Brew MON 19 »» 1000 Playmorning LB Youth Center »» 1200 Mens Parenting Class 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd NPSP »» 1100 Traditional Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1700 Steak Night Traditions, MCRD Parris Island TUE 20 »» 0800 Smooth Move Air Station BLDG 596 Rm 114 »» 1700 MCFTB MCAS Kids On The Home Front (Tuesday Session) Youth Center, Laurel Bay WED 21 »» Wednesday, 21 November – Sunday, 25

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November (5 Days) The Officers' Club Closed-- Thanksgiving Holiday The Officers' Club, MCAS Beaufort »» 0900 Breastfeeding Support Group 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd NPSP »» 1000 Playmorning PI Youth Center »» 1400 Traditions Closed AFTER Lunch (No Steak Night) Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 Soup Night Every Wednesday Night (while supplies last) Afterburners/Brig N' Brew THU 22 »» Thursday, 22 November – Saturday, 24 November »» 3 Days Traditions Closed-Thanksgiving Holiday Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 Karaoke w/DJ Donna Every Thursday Night Brig N' Brew FRI 23 »» 1000 MCFTB MCAS Hearts Apart Support Group MCFTB Training House, Laurel Bay »» 1900 Every Friday Night Movie Night w/free pizza (while supplies last) Afterburners/Brig N' Brew SAT 24 »» 1200 ESPN Gameday Saturdays Afterburners/Brig N' Brew SUN 25 »» 1200 NFL Sunday Ticket Afterburners/ Brig N' Brew »» Traditions Closed-- No Sunday BrunchTraditions, MCRD Parris Island MON 26 »» 0930 Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Sensory Story Time at the Library Library Building 283, MCRD Parris Island (Located in the Douglas Visitor Center) »» 1000 Playmorning LB Youth Center »» 1200 Mens Parenting Class 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd NPSP »» 1300 Sensory Story Time at the Library MCRD PI Library »» 1700 Depot Family Readiness Meeting Four Winds TUE 27 »» 0830 MCFTB MCAS Command Team Advisor & Family Readiness Assistant Training MCFTB Training House, Laurel Bay WED 28 »» 0900 Breastfeeding Support Group 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd NPSP »» 0900 MCFTB MCAS Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program (P.R.E.P.) For couples who want to

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make their relationship the best it can be. Couples who are married, engaged or seriously dating are encouraged to attend. Chapel, MCAS Beaufort »» 1000 Playmorning PI Youth Center »» 1700 Steak Night Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1800 MCFTB MCAS Putting You First MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 1900 Soup Night Every Wednesday Night (while supplies last) Afterburners/Brig N' Brew THU 29 »» 0900 EFMP Coffee Hour Laurel Bay Housing Area, LB BLvd. Bldg 487 »» 0900 MCFTB MCAS Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program (P.R.E.P.) For couples who want to make their relationship the best it can be. Couples who are married, engaged or seriously dating are encouraged to attend. Chapel, MCAS Beaufort »» 0900 Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Coffee Hour Building 487, Laurel Bay Boulevard »» 0930 Interpersonal Communication Four Winds »» 1900 Karaoke w/DJ Donna Every Thursday Night Brig N' Brew FRI 30 »» Festival of Trees (volunteer opportunity) Green Street Gym »» 0900 5 Love Languages MCAS-MCFTB Office »» 1000 MCFTB MCAS Hearts Apart Support Group MCFTB Training House, Laurel Bay »» 1700 Movement Through Music MCAS Fitness Center Annex »» 1900 Every Friday Night Movie Night w/free pizza (while supplies last) Afterburners/Brig N' Brew TO VIEW THE ENTIRE MCCS CALENDAR, RECEIVE EVENT REMINDERS AND MORE, VISIT US ONLINE AT MCCS-SC.COM

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“Military Salute” Promotional Tickets October 1, 2012 - September 28, 2013

OPTION 1: Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Ticket w/ Park Hopper Option : $156 Per Person This ticket gives admission to one or more per day of the following parks for four (4) days: • Magic Kingdom® Park • Epcot® • Disney’s Hollywood Studios® • Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park OPTION 2: Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Base Ticket w/ Water Park Fun & More : $156 Per Person This ticket gives admission to only one per day of the following parks for four (4) days: • Magic Kingdom® Park • Epcot® • Disney’s Hollywood Studios® • Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Plus four (4) Fun visits (your choice of four out of the following six options): • One visit to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park • One visit to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park • One round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course • One visit to DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park • One round of miniature golf at either Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course or Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course • One visit to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (valid only on event days; additional charge may apply) OPTION 3: Disney 4-Day Military Promotional Ticket w/ Park Hopper and Water Park Fun & More : $184 Per Person This ticket gives admission to one or more per day of the following parks for four (4) days: • Magic Kingdom® Park • Epcot® • Disney’s Hollywood Studios® • Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Plus four (4) Fun visits (your choice of four out of the following six options): • One visit to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park • One visit to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park • One round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course • One visit to DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park • One round of miniature golf at either Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course or Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course • One visit to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (valid only on event days; additional charge may apply) These Walt Disney World tickets may be used October 1, 2012 through September 28, 2013, except December 24-31, 2012 & March 24-April 4, 2013 at all Theme Parks and all Water Park Fun & More locations, and July 4, 2013 at Magic Kingdom Park only. Disney Military Promotional Tickets can be purchased by active and retired U.S. military personnel for themselves and up to five additional family members or friends. No more than six (6) Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased by any eligible member of the U.S. military (or spouse). In all cases, the primary military member or their spouse must be part of the traveling party. All tickets and options are nontransferable and non-refundable, and must be used by September 28, 2013.

Please visit mccs-sc.com/itt for information on tickets for upcoming holiday events and activities. Information, Tickets and Tours (ITT) and All Points Travel Building 409, Inside Furniture Gallery, Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, South Carolina 29905 Phone: 843-228-3557 and 843-228-1540

ALsO! Eligible military personnel may also take advantage of specially priced rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels! This offer is valid for stays most nights from October 1, 2012 through September 28, 2013. Ask your ITT travel agent for more information!

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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.

PaddleFest 2012 3 November | 1300-1700 Hunting Island State Park 3 and 6 mile kayak, canoe, outrigger canoe and paddleboard races which begin and finish in the Lagoon near Parking Lot J. All events will start together. There are categories (kinds of boats) and divisions (age groups) for everyone! Awards Ceremony and Cookout will follow the events at Parking Lot J. Registration: In person at Higher Ground, 2121 Boundary Street, Ste. 101, Beaufort, or www.active.com Contact: Higher Ground, (843) 379-4327, Email: higherground@hargray.com Website: http://www.highergroundbeaufort.com/ and http://www.active.com/

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LIBRARY

Hero Trees

A Hero Tree has been created in each library to honor our Marines. It is still not too late to add your hero’s picture to the trees. Please drop by the library. We will copy your picture and mount it for you or you can add the pictures to the tree yourself. We will supply the yellow ribbons to hang the pictures. The trees are decorated in white lights and yellow ribbons. The ornaments provide color. For additional information please read the library section of the September Happenings. Please come by the library in late November to pick up the pictures so that they can be hung at home. During the holiday season when loved ones are separated from their families it has been proven that hanging pictures at home is of great help to the children and caregivers who are not with their loved ones during this special time of year.

Letters to Santa

Beginning 26 November a mailbox will be placed at each library location for children who would like to write a letter to Santa. Santa has designated our libraries as a special delivery center. Letters are then sent to the North Pole. Please drop your letter in the mailbox by 14 December. Add your child’s name and address because you never know when Santa will have a few minutes to answer letters to “good children”.

TUTOR.COM/MILITARY www.tutor.com/military

All K-12 children in National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty Military families are eligible to receive one-to-one academic support 24/7 in math, science, English and more regardless of the service member’s branch or deployment status. Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families provides this service at no cost to K-12 military children through funding by the Department of Defense MWR Library Program, the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and the Navy General Library Program. This free program allows children in grades K-12 to create an account and connect to a tutor who is an expert in a particular area of study at www.tutor.com/military . Tutor.com offers a

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safety net for students by providing expert ondemand help 24/7 in more than 16 subjects, including algebra, physics, history, grammar and essay writing, plus AP classes and test prep. Whenever they have questions, students can get step-by-step homework help or they can ask a tutor to just proofread their work. No additional usernames or passwords are required. Simply log into the account, answer a few questions about military location, and branch of service then request a tutor, wait a few minutes and have your questions answered by a professional tutor.

New Titles

Hunt the Wolf: A Seal Team Six Novel by Don Mann. Thomas Crocker, USN, is in the middle of a training exercise when he unearths a pocket of terrorism leading from the slopes of K2 to Europe and the Middle East. Now it's up to Crocker and his team to track down a ruthless sheikh who is running an international kidnapping ring before the captives pay the ultimate price. Service: A Navy Seal at War by Marcus Lutrell. Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, began a quest to understand how and why a rare few choose to risk their lives to serve their country. He shares his experiences and those of other warriors from all generations and service branches to explain it. Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps by William Styron. Styron brings to life the drama, absurdity, and heroism that forever changed the men who served in the Marine Corps. Five meticulously rendered narrative based on real-life experiences. American Heroes: In the Fight against Radical Islam by Oliver North. North defines what is a hero and features all the action and reporting of the original, including a new chapter on Afghanistan, adding more than 300 pictures depicting today’s “citizen-soldiers”. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow. Maddow says it's time for a change. She examines how the national security sector has lost focus and changed throughout the years, leading us to

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a point where less and less American families have loved ones serving in our wars. The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit of the Real 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed by Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer. The capture of Khalid Sheik Mohammed in 2003 brought to a close the greatest manhunt in history. Now, drawing from hundreds of interviews, many with investigators speaking for the first time, and with members of Mohammed's family, the author's share the first account of the chase and capture of the real master-mind of 9/11. Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner. Formed in 1908, the F.B.I. serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency. While the public history of the agency is readily available, there are things about the agency and its longest serving directors that are not known, according to Weiner. Now he reveals the hidden history of J. Edgar Hoover as America's top spy and the FBI's role as the President's secret intelligence service. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacs. The name Steven Paul 'Steve' Jobs is known well to techno-geeks. To others he is the co-founder and CEO of Apple, Inc. Now, drawing on three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews with Jobs, Isaacson brings readers a biography that includes interviews with Jobs' family members, key colleagues from Apple, and its competitors. The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be by Martha Herbert, MD, PhD. Herbert, a prominent Harvard Medical School researcher and clinician, offers a revolutionary view of autism and a transformative strategy for dealing with it. The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now! By Mark Hyman, MD. Yes, it is possible to prevent and reverse the number one cause of obesity and chronic disease. So says Dr. Hyman about his scientifically based program. He describes the seven keys to achieving wellness and explains his six-week program, sharing advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results.

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Fall Family Feast at the Youth Centers 15 November | 1600 Laurel Bay Youth Center The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families

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16 November | 1600 Parris Island Youth Center For more information please contact Imani Graham at 228-6607. Happening at the Parris Island CDC Thanksgiving Lunch 13 November | 1100-1300 Parris Island Child Development Center Building 504 Join us for a lunch day for CDC families to celebrate and give thanks.

Sesame Street and the USO are bringing the furry, fuzzy and friendly muppets to military families around the world. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: » Introducing Katie, a military kid on Sesame Street who is moving to a new place » Free admission for military families and their children

November is Month of Military Families & Native American Heritage Month

» Mini-show and giveaways

Throughout the month of November there will be every day activities to celebrate military families and Native American Heritage.

» For tour information visit www.sesamestreet.org/TLC and www.uso.org

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For more information about events and activities at the Parris Island CDC please contact Sharon Brown at 228-2215 or brownsh@usmc-mccs.org.

USO Worldwide Strategic Partners “Sesame Street®,” “Sesame Workshop®,” “Talk, Listen, Connect™,” and associated characters, trademarks, and design elements are owned by Sesame Workskhop. © 2012 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved. The acceptance of corporate sponsorship of this DOD-USO Tour does not constitute endorsement of the sponsors' product or service by the Department of Defense or the U.S. Armed Forces. Designate 11381 through the CFC

From the Desk of the Training and Curriculum Specialist at the MCAS Beaufort CDC, Karen H. Ulmer. Creativity is: …exploring the mind with possibilities –Charlene H. …being unique and different, thinking outside the box - Heather B. …using one's imagination to create secrets of the mind – Ronnie W. …an outward expression of an inward idea – Abbie K. …one’s own personal style being expressed in an artistic way – Shameka B. …having your own vision of what you are creating – Kayla & Princeetta …is spontaneous – Vivian M. …bringing a vision in your mind to life – Gloria S.

The holiday season is almost upon us and we at the MCAS Beaufort CDC are preparing in advance to have a gala time with our children and families. As childcare professionals, we are dedicated to stimulating creativity of the children placed in our care. This creativity, their own unique way of doing things, fuels learning in all aspects of development; how they build in the block center, how they play in housekeeping, how they express themselves in storytelling and through dance and movement. During a recent event at our facility, the caregivers had an opportunity to express their creativity through the decoration of their classroom doors. This activity produced outstanding works of art and creativity. I was then prompted to ask the staff what creativity meant to them and the responses were equally amazing. Here are some of their responses:

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The beauty of creativity is that it can cost nothing. A walk in the park and a few pine cones can become a big project. Let this season and every day awaken the creativity in you.

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PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Credit Reports – What are they? A Credit Report (also called credit history) is simply a record of how a consumer has borrowed and repaid debts. With very few exceptions, almost every adult American has a credit file with the three major national credit bureaus: Trans Union, Equifax, and Experian. With the increase in identity iheft, it is especially important that all service members/families monitor their credit reports to ensure the accuracy of the reported credit information. Each adult American is entitled to a free credit report annually from each one of the before mentioned major national credit bureaus. You can obtain a free copy of all three credit bureaus by going to: www.annualcreditreport. com. You can obtain all three reports at the same time or, better yet, cover yourself for a full 12 months, by alternating the reports every 4 months. For example, a service member could go to www.annualcreditreport.com in January and order the credit report from Trans Union, 4 months later order the Equifax report, and 4 months after ordering the Equifax report, go ahead and order the Experian report – the cycle could then be repeated again in January of the new year. A word of caution: Do not use any other website other than www.annualcreditreport.com. Despite all the television advertising, Free Credit Report.com is not free (nor is CreditKarma): an initial fee is charged and an ongoing fee will be charged until the consumer stops it. Should any of our service members/family need any help with obtaining their credit report or want to discuss any other financial issue, they can simply contact one of the Personal Financial Managers: Chuck Mathieu,

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PFM – MCRD Parris Island 228-2218 or Dale Wilkes, PFM – MCAS Beaufort 228-7055

EFMP Sensory Story Time at the Library – Thanksgiving /Turkey theme (Partnering with EDIS and the Library) 13 November | 0930-1000 MCAS Beaufort Library BLDG. 596 26 November | 1300-1330 MCRD Parris Island Library BLDG. 283 Located in the Douglas Visitor Center Through the use of movement and sensory stimuli, children can experience a fun and interactive story time. Join EFMP at the library and Let’s Get Reading! All authorized patrons are invited to attend. For more information please contact Denise Savoie EFMP Training and Education Outreach Specialist at denise.m.savoie@ usmc-mccs.org, (843) 228-3849/2041 or Ms. Rose Marie Krauss Librarian at kraussrm@usmcmccs.org, (843) 228-6131/1671.

formation please contact Denise Savoie, EFMP Training and Education Outreach Specialist, at denise.m.savoie@usmc-mccs.org or (843) 2283849/2041. Please RSVP prior to the event for planning purposes. EFMP Coffee HourCrafting Thankful Frames 29 November | 0900-1000 (Last Thursday of each month) Laurel Bay Housing Area, Laurel Bay Blvd. Bldg. 487 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 coffee at EFMP Coffee Hour. This month we will be creating Thankful Frames, a fun way to start a new Thanksgiving tradition. Children are welcome to join us. Coffee Hour is for All EFMP enrolled families.

Communication WorkshopSpeaker: Kim Preston Education Coordinator with PRO-Parents 15 November | 0900-1200 MCAS Building 596 RM 209 The class will discuss: • Organizing information about a child • Problem solving • Assertiveness • Letter writing All authorized patrons are invited to attend. Free shild 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 in-

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Check out our website (http://www.mccs-sc. com/efmp) for more upcoming events and additional information about the Exceptional Family Member Program.

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Tuition Assistance Unchanged for FY2013

New Short Fiction Series, and others will host the anthology launch of WAR STORIES, an eBook collection of stories about military life written by veterans. It will be a special Veterans Day performance of new fiction by veterans Gentle Culpepper, Sally Drumm, Eric Forrester and Thomas Patchell; spoken word artist Sally Shore; and guest cast Kyle Jones (Law and Order), Joe McGovern (Private Practice) and Brian Norris (Longmire, Castle). The event will be held Sunday, 11 November at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood.

While we can't promise what the future will hold, the USMC Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is holding steady and is planned to stay at current levels throughout the fiscal year. TA can pay up to 100% of active duty Marines' tuition and fees at accepted schools, up to $250 per semester hour and $4,500 for the year (Oct-Sep). The only way to access those funds is to use them for educational pursuits! For more information on how to use your TA, please contact your Education Office: MCAS Beaufort 228-7484 & MCRD/ERR Parris Island 228-3889.

Basic Academic Skills Classes On Base

OLLIE Classes Opportunity

We call it the Military Academic Skills Program or MASP. In a FREE 3-week course, military affiliated adults can improve their basic academic English and math skills. This may help you with tasks on your job, make academic courses easier, make test taking easier, etc. To apply for any of the below scheduled FREE Basic Skills Courses or for more information, please call us at MCAS: 228-7484 and MCRD: 228-3889.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at USCB is devoted to providing quality, intellectually stimulating, not-for-credit, educational opportunities and experiences specifically developed for adults who are age 50 and older. Any adult who is interested in lifelong learning is welcome to join. There are no educational requirements. Backgrounds may differ, but all participants share a desire to keep intellectually active. There are several classes about the Marine Corps that will take place in November at MCAS Beaufort. More information is available at the website http://www.uscb.edu/community-outreach/olli/index.php, at phone 843-208-8247, or email uscbolli@uscb.edu.

• 26 November to 14 December at MCAS Beaufort • 28 January to 15 February at MCRD/ERR PI

Services at Education Offices

Every month, our experienced Education Services Specialists and Education Technicians provide educational advisements, test proctoring of college tests and other common academic tests, and information on education financing, apprenticeship programs, academic skills programs, and more at both the MCAS Beaufort Education Office (POC: 228-7484) and the MCRD/ERR Parris Island Education Office (POC: 228-3889). www. mccs-sc.com/lifelong. To schedule appointments for these or other education issues, come by Room 42, Building 923 Chosen Reservoir Road on Parris Island or Room 211, Building 596 Geiger Blvd on the Air Station or please call the points of contact at the respective Education Office.

SAT/PSAT Preparation Assistance

Please contact the Education Services Officer if you are an active duty service member or family member (at least a junior in high school) who would be interested in FREE SAT Study sessions. The sessions are being offered by a retired high school/college instructor (AP English and History, Composition, Literature) and Marine family member. Time, date & location TBD. For more information or to add your name to the waiting list, please email charles.ellard@usmc.mil with your name, status, age, and reason for taking the SAT. NOTE: Juveniles must have permission from a parent or guardian whose name and contact info must be provided as well.

Quote of the Month

MilSpeak Goes to Hollywood

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle, Metaphysics

MilSpeak Foundation (www.milspeak.org) in cooperation with The

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