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OCTOBER 2010

ALSO in this issue... • Octoberfest • Crossword Puzzle • Super Star Student • MCFTB • Library Books • and much more!

October is National Red Ribbon Month - See Page 3 We would like to thank New River Auto Mall and Navy Federal Credit Union 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.

Check us out online for updates on MCCS activities and join in the conversation at: facebook.com/mccs.sc

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CALENDAR FOOD AND HOSPITALITY, p. 4 15 OCT: Oktoberfest at Traditions 22 OCT: Swing Night, The Officers’ Club

RETIRED ACTIVITIES, p. 4 HEALTH AND FITNESS, p. 5 12 OCT: Youth Basketball Registration Begins 16 OCT: 3rd Annual Hunt for Redfish Tournament, MCAS 18-21 OCT: “Red Ribbon Awareness” Softball Tournament

RETAIL, p. 7 SINGLE MARINE PROGRAM, p. 8 1 OCT: Atlanta Trip (Braves Game/Six Flags) 4 OCT: Horse Shoe Tournament, MCAS 5 OCT: Texas Hold’em, MCAS 6 OCT: SMP Meeting, MCAS & MCRD 7 OCT: DJ/Karaoke with DJ Donna, MCRD 7 OCT: Ladder Ball Competition, MCAS 8 OCT: 8-Ball Tournament, MCAS 10 OCT: Bocce Ball Tournament, MCAS 11 OCT: 9-Ball Tournament, MCAS 11 OCT: Beach Volley Ball Tournament, MCAS 12 OCT: Texas Hold’em, MCAS 13 OCT: Handling Bumps in the Road, MCRD 14 OCT: X-Box Madden 11 Tournament, MCAS 14 OCT: DJ/Karaoke with DJ Donna, MCRD 18 OCT: Jaguars vs. Titans (Flag Ceremony), Jacksonville 18 OCT: Horse Shoe Tournament, MCAS 19 OCT: Texas Hold’em, MCAS 20 OCT: Troop Appreciation, MCAS 20 OCT: Open Mic Night/Karaoke, MCAS 21 OCT: DJ/Karaoke with DJ Donna, MCRD 21 OCT: Wii Resort Tournament, MCAS 22 OCT: 8-Ball Tournament, MCAS 22 OCT: Halloween Party, MCAS 25 OCT: Beach Volley Ball Tournament, MCAS 25 OCT: 9-Ball Tournament, MCAS 26 OCT: Texas Hold’em, MCAS 28 OCT: DJ/Karaoke with DJ Donna, MCRD 28 OCT: Call of Duty Tournament, MCAS

FAMILY MATTERS, p. 9 4 OCT: VA Medical Records Review/ DTAP, MCAS 5-8 OCT: Transition Assistance Program, MCAS

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6 OCT: Career Decision Making, MCRD 6 OCT: Career Assessments, MCRD 13 OCT: Interviewing Strategies, MCRD 13 OCT: Saving and Investing Class, MCAS 14 OCT: Saving and Investing Class, MCRD 14 OCT: Job Search Strategies Workshop, MCAS 14 OCT: Federal Employment, MCRD 18 OCT: DTAP/VA Medical Record Review, MCRD 18 OCT: Career Assessment, MCAS 19-22 OCT: Transition Assistance Program, MCAS 20 OCT: Survivor Benefit Plan, MCRD 25 OCT: Pre-Separation Brief, MCRD 26 OCT: Pre-Separation Brief, MCAS 27 OCT: Federal Employment Workshop, MCAS 26-28 OCT: Transition Assistance Program, MCRD 28 OCT: Resume Writing Workshop, MCAS 28 OCT: Survivor Benefit Plan, MCAS

MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING, p. 10 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 OCT: Hearts Apart: Deployment Support Group, MCAS 2 OCT: VMFA(AW)-224 Kids-n-Deployment, MCAS 2 OCT: Four Lenses for Couples, MCAS 5 OCT: Five Love Languages (Part 4), MCAS 4 OCT: L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Meeting, MCRD 5 OCT: Welcome Aboard, MCRD 6 OCT: Which Fork do I Use?, MCAS 6 OCT: Strengthening Your Marriage-Lunch Bunch, MCRD 6 OCT: 4 Lenses for 2d BN, MCRD 7, 14, 21 OCT: L.I.N.K.S. Infomercial, MCRD 7 OCT: Family Readiness Volunteer Training, MCAS 8 OCT: L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Training (Day 1), MCAS 9 OCT: L.I.N.K.S. for Kids, MCRD 12 OCT: L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Training (Day 2), MCAS 12 Oct: Beyond the Brief: Casualty Assistance Process, MCAS 12-14 OCT: L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses, MCRD 13: OCT: Five Love Languages (Part 5), MCAS 13 OCT: Which Fork Do I Use?, MCAS 14 OCT: CREDO for Single Marines, MCAS 14 OCT: Four Lenses for H&HS Squadron, MCAS

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15 OCT: Love Connection Couples Class, MCRD 15 OCT: CREDO for Married Marines, MCAS 16 OCT: CREDO for Married Marines, MCAS 16 OCT: L.I.N.K.S. for Teens, MCAS 16 OCT: Beyond the Brief: Power Play, MCAS 18 OCT: Who Moved My Cheese?, MCAS 19 OCT: 4 Lenses: Coloring Your Children, MCRD 20 OCT: Welcome Aboard, MCAS 25 OCT: Who Moved My Cheese?, MCRD 25 OCT: L.I.N.K.S. for Couples-- 1st BN, MCRD 25 OCT: Depot Family Readiness Meeting, MCRD 25 OCT: Present Like a Pro, MCAS 26 OCT: Beyond the Brief: The Ultimate Sacrifice, MCRD 26-28 OCT: L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses, MCAS 28 OCT: Depot Windshield Tour, MCRD 29 OCT: Fall Festival, MCRD 30 OCT: Children’s Marine Corps Birthday Celebration, MCRD 30 OCT: Kids on the Home Front, MCAS

CHILD, YOUTH AND TEEN, p. 11 17-23 OCT: CHARACTER COUNTS! Week, LB YC 28 OCT: Red Ribbon Parade, LB YC 28 OCT: Fall Festival, MCRD CDC 28 OCT: Harvest Festival, MCAS 29 OCT: Fall Costume Dance, LB YC 29 OCT: Fall Festival, MCRD 30 OCT: Children’s Marine Corps Birthday Celebration, MCRD

EDUCATION, p. 12 LIBRARY, p. 13 TRAVEL IDEAS, p. 14 12-14 OCT: Trip to the National Museum of the Marine Corps 19-21 NOV: Homestead-Miami International Speedway-- Ford Championship Weekend 4-5 DEC: Carolina Opry Christmas Show in Myrtle Beach 11-12 DEC: Candlelight Christmas at Biltmore 10-13 FEB: Valentine’s Day Cruise to the Bahamas 30 APR: Cinco de Mayo Mexican Cruise 5 JUN: Alaska Discovery Cruise

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RED RIBBON MONTH October is Red Ribbon Month “Red Ribbon” is one of the oldest and largest national drug prevention campaigns in existence. It is an opportunity to renew our commitment to a healthy and drug-free lifestyle and to show our dedication to education and prevention efforts in our schools and community with the ultimate goal being the creation of a drug-free America. Red Ribbon Month also commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent and former Marine Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.

Our community celebrates Red Ribbon Month in many ways. Marine and Family Services’ Drug Demand Reduction is a program which reduces substance use through education and awareness throughout the Tri-Command. During the month of October, DDR will be working to incorporate the themes of Red Ribbon Month with other MCCS events and activities. The following are just a few events which will help to reinforce the Red Ribbon themes. Please be on the look out for more events throughout the month of October.

“Red Ribbon Awareness” Softball Tournament 18-21 October All intramural teams invited. Contact Joe Nierstedt at 228-1542 to enter or for more information.

CHARACTER COUNTS! Week and Food Drive Laurel Bay Youth Center 17-23 October CHARACTER COUNTS! week is devoted to the six pillars of character. The values are trustworthiness, respect, responsibil-

ity, fairness, caring and citizenship. During this week we will hold a food drive along with other character building activities.

Red Ribbon Parade

Laurel Bay Youth Center 28 October

Fall Costume Dance

Laurel Bay Youth Center Friday 29 October Ages 8-11….…. 1800-2000 Ages 12-17…… 2000-2200 Price: $2.00 per person + can food or $3.00 per person without can food. There will be prizes for the best costumes.

SMP Halloween Party

22 October, 2000 at Afterburners There will be a costume contest and possibly a band or DJ. Drug Demand Reduction will provide educational materials on drug abuse education, prevention and awareness.

Red Ribbon Crossword Puzzle Across 4. Drug abuse impairs the _____ 5. Annual drug prevention awareness in honor of 2 down (2 words) 6. Honor, Courage, Commitment (2 words) 7. Organized competitive physical activities 8. Also known as weed 9. Give of your time 12. Liquid courage 13. Illegal use of drugs 14. What many people eat on the day after Thanksgiving, or when an addict suddenly stops using a drug (2 words). 15. Crank bugs and rotten teeth 16. Rapid temperature rise in body is a side effect of what drug? Down 1. Abbreviation for Drug Demand Reduction 2. Former Marine and DEA agent killed by Mexican drug cartel (2 words) 3. Ordered by physician, on rise for abuse (2 words) 10. Marines _____ by example 11. Robo tripping derives its name from this brand of over the counter medication

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Answers can be found on page 8 3

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Swing Night

22 October 1800-2100 The Officers’ Club

Octoberfest at Traditions 15 October 1700-2000

Join us at Traditions on 15 October from 1700-2000 for a delicious German dinner and entertainment provided by DJ Donna in the lounge. Menu includes: bratwurst, knock wurst, weiss wurst, sauerkraut, jagerschnitzel (breaded pork cutlet w/ mushroom & green onion sauce), ghoulash, rotkraut, German desserts and more.

Swing Night has been rescheduled. Join us for a night of dancing the “way it used to be.” Swingtime Orchestra is an exciting, professional quality new generation Big Band whose repertoire spans the generation gap in music preference. The band plays everything from the big band classics to rock and roll, disco and beach music. For more information please call the Officers’ Club at 228-7600. $20 per person for entertainment and hors d’ouvres stations. Cash bar available will full cocktail service.

The Department of Defense on 6 AUG 2010, through its Tricare Management Activity (TMA), published the long awaited premium rates for the new Tricare coverage available to Gray Area retirees: retired members of the Reserve under the age of 60 who are eligible to collect Reserve retirement pay at age 60. The monthly premium rates for members only will be $388.31 in 2010 and $408.01 in 2011. However, the monthly rate for member and family will be $976.41 in 2010 and $1,020.60 in 2011. These premium rates are significantly greater than anticipated. The new program will bear the name

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$8.95/person

Wednesdays 1700-1900 The Officers’ Club Bring your family and join us at The Officers’ Club on Wednesday nights from 1700-1900 for an excellent “allyou-can-eat” pasta buffet. For more information please call the Officers’ Club at 228-7600. $8.95 per person.

For reservations please call 843-2281500. Tickets are $15 per person.

Tricare Retired Reserve (Gray Area) Update

Pasta Night

ART FOSTER | MCAS BEAUFORT BLDG 703 Tricare Retired Reserve (TRR), but it is not to be confused with the full Tricare benefit eligible retired Reserve members will receive at age 60, which is provided at no cost.

Tricare User Fee Update On 9 AUG, Defense Secretary Robert Gates held a press conference to announce a series of initiatives to cut defense spending and to state his intent to increase Tricare fees. Asked by a reporter when it would be time to control rising health care costs, either through Tricare premium increases or reducing plan coverage, Secretary Gates said, “Yesterday.” Gates went

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on to say, “There are no sacred cows, and health care cannot be excepted.” For the past several months Gates has been working on a plan to cut $100 billion in defense spending over the next five years. While there are many aspects of his plan that deserve close review, it is clear that shifting the cost of earned healthcare benefits from DoD to the retiree is a key component of the Secretary’s plan. In order to keep you up on military retiree news, some important articles will be posted on http://mccs-sc.com. Select “Retired Activities” on the top bar; Retiree News is listed in the right column.

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including: a lump, swelling, thick or firm tissue in your breast or under your arm; nipple changes, itching, redness, scales, dimples, or puckers on the skin. Women should have a yearly mammogram and clinical breast exam beginning at age 40 to screen for breast cancer. Talk to your doctor about earlier screening if you have a family history of breast cancer. Sources: National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society

3rd Annual Hunt for Redfish Tournament 16 October 2010 Log Cabin, MCAS Beaufort

Hunt for Redfish Tournament will be held from 0830-1500 on 16 October 2010. This is a two-person team event. Cost is $30.00 per team. Check-in and weigh-in will be at the Log Cabin on MCAS Beaufort. Please register by 14 October. Prizes will be awarded: 1st Place Team: $300 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card 2nd Place Team: $150 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card 3rd Place Team: $50 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card For more information please call Outdoor Recreation at 228-7472

Breast Cancer Awareness

Everyone, both women and men, should be sure to see your health-care provider if you notice any changes in your breasts

Beaufort Naval Hospital, Diane Pruett, RN, OCN, Breast Care Coordinator, 228-5231

Pee Wee Youth Bowling League Sign-up Parris Island Bowling Center For youth ages 3-5

Pee Wee Youth Bowling League is set to start mid-November. Length of league will be 12 weeks unless voted for longer time period at League meeting 5 November at 1800. This is a sanctioned USBC League. Sanction card is $17.00 and is valid for 1 Year. To start this league there must be 18 or more participants. There will be a fee for lineage which will be determined at the meeting. For more information, please call Chris Wildenthaler at 228-1551.

Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Ronda O’Connell, RN, MSA, Breast Care Coordinator, 522-7465 For additional information on Health Promotion topics call Kathy Williams at 228-7616.

Arts & Crafts Classes

Laurel Bay Arts and Crafts Classroom All eligible patrons are welcome A variety of arts and crafts classes are available for children and adults including stained glass, fusing and mosaic glass. Please visit mccs-sc.com to download the arts and crafts brochure. For more information, contact Stephanie BradyConnelly, 843 228 1587, connellysm@ usmc-mccs.org.

Healthy Recipes

Youth Basketball Registration

12 October through 15 November Building 172 Parris Island or Human Resource Office on Laurel Bay For ages 5-14. Participants must be 5 by 1 January 2011. There is limited space available for the 5-6 year old group. Games will be played at both Parris Island gym and Laurel Bay gym. For more information, please call Ronnie Moore at 228-1532 or Kenny Brown at 228-1586.

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes

Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast, Oxmoor House, APRIL 2009

The juices escaping from the roasting tomatoes combine with the honey and olive oil to make a syrupy glaze to coat the tomatoes and the chicken. Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 12 minutes

Ingredients

• 1 pint grape tomatoes • 1 tablespoon honey • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • Cooking spray • Balsamic vinaigrette salad spritzer

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1. Preheat oven to 450°. 2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; place tomato mixture on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan. Bake at 450° for 12 minutes or until tomato skins burst and begin to wrinkle, stirring once. Transfer tomatoes to a bowl, scraping juices into bowl. Stir 1/4 teaspoon salt into tomato mixture. 3. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. 4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Place chicken on individual plates; coat each breast half with 2 to 3 sprays of balsamic spritzer. Spoon tomatoes evenly over chicken. Nutritional Information Calories:238 (16% from fat) Fat:4g (sat 0.8g,mono 1.8g,poly 0.8g) Protein:40g Carbohydrate:7.7g Fiber:1g Cholesterol:99mg Iron:1.5mg Sodium:431mg Calcium:28mg

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MCCS HAPPENINGS


Harvest Moon Run Cancelled

Swamp Romp

Due to a scheduling conflict with the Lt Dan Band charity concert, bike race and run, the 2010 MCCS Harvest Moon Run has been cancelled. We encourage all past Harvest Moon Run participants to consider participating in the events happening in conjunction with the 2010 Shrimp Festival and Lt Dan Weekend, and to take part in our MCRD Parris Island Swamp Romp.

Join us for the Lowcountry’s dirtiest race at Parris Island on 23 October starting at 0700. Register by October 19th by filling out the form at http:// mccs-sc.com/swampromp. This event is open to the public.

must have physical contact with a teammate as they cross the Start and Finish Lines. Fees are $132 for each team (non-refundable) and the individual entry fee is $25 (non-refundable). T-shirts are included.

This may be an individual event as well as a group event. Teams consist of up to 6 members. All team runners

For more information contact 843-228-1587.

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RETAIL Report Cards are coming soon. Are your children Super Star Students? The Super Star Student Program not only rewards students for good grades, but more importantly, stimulates their studies and improves their knowledge and learning abilities. Students in grades 1-12 and homeschooled students who obtain a “B� average (or better) are eligible to participate. By simply bringing in their report card from their last grading period to the Laurel Bay or Parris Island Marine Corps Exchange Customer Service

Counter they will receive a prize card. Students must be accompanied by an authorized patron. Each student is a winner! Prizes vary based on age group.* Grades 1-5 receive a selection card with a guaranteed prize. Grades 6-12 receive

a scratch off card which will reveal their guaranteed prize. Grades 6-12 are eligible to win up to a $1,000 US Savings Bond. *Program for grades 1-5 is unique to the Tri-Command area and may not be found at other commands.

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

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SINGLE MARINE & SAILOR PR SINGLE MARINE & SAILOR PROGRAM OGRAM

Single Marine Events Date 1 Oct 11 Oct 4 Oct 5 Oct 6 Oct 6 Oct 7 Oct 7 Oct 8 Oct 10 Oct 11 Oct 12 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct 14 Oct 18 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 25 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 28 Oct 28 Oct 22 Oct

Event Atlanta Trip (Braves/Six Flags) Beach Volley Ball Tournament Horse Shoe Tournament Texas Hold’em SMP Meeting SMP Meeting DJ/Karaoke w/DJ Donna Ladder Ball Competition 8-Ball Tournament Bocce Ball Competition 9-Ball Tournament Texas Hold’em Handling Bumps in the Road X-Box Madden 11 Tournament DJ/Karaoke w/DJ Donna Jaguars/Titans (Flag Ceremony) Horse Shoe Tournament Texas Hold’em Troop Appreciation Open Mic Night/Karaoke DJ/Karaoke w/DJ Donna Wii Resort Tournament 8-Ball Tournament Beach Volley Ball Tournament 9-Ball Tournament Texas Hold’em DJ/Karaoke w/DJ Donna PS 3 Call of Duty Tournament Halloween Party

Location Atlanta, GA Afterburners Afterburners Afterburners Brig & Brew Afterburners Brig & Brew Afterburners Afterburners Afterburners Afterburners Afterburners Brig & Brew Afterburners Brig & Brew Jacksonville, FL Afterburners Afterburners Afterburners Afterburners Brig & Brew Afterburners Afterburners Afterburners Afterburners Afterburners Brig & Brew Afterburners Afterburners

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

Lt. Dan Independence Ride and 5K

2 October The Independence Fund, in conjunction with Main Street Beaufort and the 16th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival will host well known entertainer and supporter of the troops, Gary Sinise, when he leads his “Lt. Dan Band” in a FREE concert for the troops and general public in Beaufort, SC. • Concert: Friday,1 October Waterfront Park Beaufort (FREE!) • Run/Walk 5K: Saturday, 2 October, 0800, Waterfront Park, check-in begins 0630 • Bike Ride: Saturday, 2 October, Marine Corps Air Station, check-in begins 0630, Ride route: 12, 24, 36 miles

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All ride/5K proceeds will be donated 50/50 to the Independence Fund and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund to support our severely injured veterans. For more information, please visit ltdanride. com.

Annual Downtown “Trick or Treat” Night 28 October 1800-1930 Join us in the streets of Downtown Beaufort and bring the kids to town for their “Halloween Treats.” Local businesses will be hand-

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ing out goodies for the kiddies. Watch for more details at downtownbeaufort.com.

Movies in the Park

28 October, 2030-2230 Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Free and open to the public Spend the evening after the annual “Trick or Treat” night in downtown Beaufort watching the movie “Casper” under the stars. Bring your family, friends, chairs and blankets down to the park for an evening of fun and a great movie.

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Résumé Writing Workshop

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     

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Saving and Investing Saving will meet short-term goals and prepare your family for unexpected emergencies. Investing will meet the needs of long-term goals. Understanding the difference will keep finances in line. The shape of your financial future will require you to take proactive steps. Join us for a class on saving and investing! • •

13 October 1100-1200 MCAS, Building 807, Rm38 14 October 1100-1200 MCRD, Building 911

For more information, please call the Personal Financial Management Program: MCAS 228-7055 , MCRD 228-2218

Thursday, 28 October from 1000 - 1200 MCAS BLDG 807 (IPAC) Room 33, for military spouses and family members 16 years and older Need employment assistance? We are here to help! Learn everything you need to create a winning résumé! We’ll cover how to effectively target employers, usage of cover letters and letters of recommendation. Also learn about tools to use for writing effective knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). For more information please contact Veronica Perez, 228-6463, or email veronica.perez-romer@usmc.mil.

Career Resources

Job Search Strategies Workshop Thursday, 14 October, 1000-1200 MCAS BLDG 807 (IPAC) Room 33, for military spouses and family members 16 years and older Learn about strategies and resources for your job search, how to research companies and organizations, and how social media can impact your search. For more information please contact Veronica Perez, 228-6463, or email veronica.perez-romer@usmc.mil.

MCAS Beaufort

MCRD Parris Island

4 OCT 0800-1600

VA Medical Records Review/DTAP

6 OCT 1300-1400

Career Decision Making

5-8 OCT 0800-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

6 OCT 1400-1600

Career Assessments

19-22 OCT 0800-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

13 OCT 1300-1500

Interviewing Strategies

18 OCT 1300-1500

Career Assessment

14 OCT 1300-1600

Federal Employment

26 OCT 0730-1600

Pre-Separation Brief (Pre-SEP)

18 OCT 0800-1600

DTAP/VA Medical Record Review

27 OCT 0800-1600

Federal Employment Workshop

20 OCT 1300-1600

Survivor Benefit Plan

28 OCT 0800-0930

Survivor Benefit Plan

25 OCT 0730-1600

Pre-Separation Brief

26-28 CT 0800-1600

Transition Assistance Program

All workshops/briefs held in Bldg 807 Call 228-7701/6670 Please contact your unit Career Planner to reserve your seat

All workshops/briefs held in Bldg 923 Call 228-2761 Please contact your unit Career Planner to reserve your seat

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MCCS HAPPENINGS


Love Connection Couples Class

15 October, 17302130 at Traditions aboard Parris Island. Take advantage of an evening away with your spouse to reconnect with one another. Whether you are a newlywed couple, or have enjoyed married life for some time, you will benefit from this class. Activities will encourage couples to reminisce back throughout their relationships and create new memories. This will be an event you won’t want to miss. For more information

and to register contact Crystal Hundley, 228-1570, hundleycn@usmc-mccs.org.

Children’s Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

30 October 1100-1330 The Children’s Marine Corps Birthday Celebration is a special event (open to all) and facilitated by MCFTB aboard MCRD. It’s from 1100 – 1330 at the All Weather Training Facility, with games, prizes, a cake-cutting ceremony, bounce houses, fire trucks, and much more! For information, contact Anne Doty with MCFTB at 228-1550.

Birthday Celebration

MCAS BEAUFORT

MCRD PARRIS ISLAND

1,8,15,22,29 OCT .Hearts Apart: Deployment Support Group, MCFTB House ................................................................(487 Laurel Bay Blvd), 1000-1200 2 OCT......... VMFA(AW)-224 Kids-N-Deployment, Officers’ Club, 1000-1200 2 OCT........................... Four Lenses for Couples, MCFTB Office, 0900-1300 6 OCT............................... Which Fork Do I Use?, Officers’ Club, 0900-1200 7 OCT...........................Family Readiness Volunteer Training, MCFTB House ................................................................(487 Laurel Bay Blvd), 0830-1430 8 OCT.............L.I.N.K.S Mentor Training (Day 1), MCFTB Office, 0830-1330 12 OCT...........L.I.N.K.S Mentor Training (Day 2), MCFTB Office, 0830-1330 12 OCT........ Beyond the Brief: Casualty Assistance Process, MCFTB House, .................................................................................................... 1430-1630 13 OCT....... Which Fork Do I Use?, Officers’ Club, 0900-1200 & 1700-2000 14 OCT........................CREDO for Single Marines, Afterburners, 0800-1630 14 OCT.............Four Lenses for H&HS Squadron,MCFTB Office, 1730-2000 15 OCT..................... CREDO for Married Marines, Afterburners, 0800-1630 16 OCT..................... CREDO for Married Marines, Afterburners, 0800-1630 16 OCT..................................L.I.N.K.S for Teens, MCFTB Office, 1100-1500 16 OCT................................ Beyond the Brief: Power of Play, MCFTB House ................................................................(487 Laurel Bay Blvd), 1000-1300 18 OCT........................ Who Moved My Cheese?, MCFTB Office, 1700-2000 20 OCT.....................................Welcome Aboard, Officers’ Club, 1030-1330 25 OCT...................................Present Like a Pro, MCFTB Office, 0900-1300 26-28 OCT........................L.I.N.K.S for Spouses, MCFTB Office, 1800-2030

4 OCT......L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Meeting, MCFTB Training Room PI, 1300-1500 5 OCT................ Welcome Aboard, All Weather Training Facility, 1130-1300 6 OCT.Strengthening Your Marriage- Lunch Bunch, Douglas Visitor Center, .................................................................................................... 1130-1230 6 OCT......................................... 4 Lenses for 2d Bn, Traditions, 1400-1600 7, 14, 21 OCT......L.I.N.K.S. Infomercial, Douglas Visitor Center, 0700-1200 9 OCT..................................L.I.N.K.S. for Kids, PI Youth Center, 1100-1500 12-14 OCT....L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses, MCFTB Training Room PI, 1700-2030 15 OCT....................Love Connection Couples Class, Traditions, 1730-2130 19 OCT...........4 Lenses- Coloring Your Children, MCFTB Training Room PI, .................................................................................................... 1000-1400 25 OCT...................... L.I.N.K.S. for Couples- 1st BN, Traditions, 0800-1400 25 OCT......Who Moved My Cheese?, MCFTB Training Room PI, 0900-1400 25 OCT.................................... Depot Family Readiness Meeting, Traditions, .................................................................................................... 1700-1800 26 OCT.. Beyond the Brief: The Ultimate Sacrifice, MCFTB Training Room PI .................................................................................................... 1400-1600 28 OCT..................... Depot Windshield Tour, RTR Parris Island, 0700-1400 30 OCT....................................... Children’s Birthday Ball, AWTF, 1100-1300

For more information, please contact your MCAS MCFTB Team: Melinda Henrickson – MCFTB Director – 228-6141 Kelly Edens – MCFTB Administrative Specialist – 228-6141 Julia Gwynn – L.I.N.K.S. Program Trainer – 228-7397 Brittany Coppinger – L.I.N.K.S. Administrative Specialist – 228-7362 Roxanne Farr – LifeSkills Program Trainer – 228-7334 Christina Swick – Readiness & Deployment Support Trainer – 228-6793 Christopher Eiland – Family Readiness Program Trainer – 228-7495 Nicole Bright-Hardee – Readiness & Deployment Support Trainer – 228-7311

For more information, please contact your MCRD 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

Visit our website for more information and event details at: http://mccs-sc.com/MCFTB/ OCTOBER 2010

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MCCS HAPPENINGS


Upcoming Events for Families and Children

News from the MCAS Child Development Center

MCAS Harvest Festival

Saturday care is cash or check only, and parents must provide all meals and snacks. Care is provided by reservation only from 0800-1800. Please call 2287290 to reserve care.

28 October 1700-2000, MCAS Chapel parking lot This is a FREE event for military and authorized patrons. Join us for hamburgers, hotdogs, cotton candy, candy apples and popcorn. The Harvest Festival features games, clowns, face painting, MCAS fire department, giveaways and much, much more! For more information, please contact Beth Huston at 2287333.

MCRD Fall Festival

29 October 1700–2000 Religious Ministries Center The event is FREE, and includes games and prizes, a hay ride, hamburgers and hotdogs, hot apple cider, and trick-ortreating for the children! There will also be a “Trick-or-Treat Your Ride” competition. For details contact MCFTB at 2281662, your FRO or call the RMC at 2282965 (Enter your decorated vehicle in this costume contest!)

Children’s Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

Parent Night Out care is by reservation only, and we provide a light snack; however, no outside food is allowed. October Parent Night Outs are 1 October and 15 October.

News from the Parris Island Child Development Center Fall Festival at the Parris Island CDC 28 October, 0830-1400 For more information please call the Parris Island CDC at 228-3514. Our Monday-Friday hourly care service in Bumble Bees classroom is offered from 0600- 1800 at building 115. Please call to reserve care at 228-3514. Our Saturday care service is offered from

0500-1800 at building 699. Please call to reserve care at 228-3514.

Happening at the Laurel Bay Youth Center CHARACTER COUNTS! Week and Food Drive

Laurel Bay Youth Center 17-23 October CHARACTER COUNTS! week is devoted to the six pillars of character. The values are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. During this week we will hold a food drive along with other character building activities.

Red Ribbon Parade

Laurel Bay Youth Center 28 October

Fall Costume Dance

Laurel Bay Youth Center Friday 29 October Ages 8-11….…. 1800-2000 Ages 12-17…… 2000-2200 Price: $2.00 per person + can food or $3.00 per person without can food. There will be prizes for the best costumes.

30 October 1100-1330 All Weather Training Facility A special event (open to all) and facilitated by MCFTB aboard MCRD. Join us at the All Weather Training Facility from 1100 – 1330, with games, prizes, a cakecutting ceremony, bounce houses, fire trucks, and much more! This is a great opportunity for your child to learn more about the Marine Corps and the traditions associated with the Marine Corps Birthday. For information, contact Anne Doty with MCFTB at 228-1550.

Child Development Center Openings

We have openings for ages three to five at MCAS and MCRD Child Development Centers. MCRD has openings for ages one and two with limited wait times.

OCTOBER 2010

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MCCS HAPPENINGS


New Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Career advancement accounts, MyCAA, provide military spouses with opportunities to pursue portable careers in high-demand, high-growth occupations. The current program began as a demonstration project with the Department of Labor in January 2008 at 18 locations in eight states. Program eligibility was limited to the spouses of active duty servicemembers in the junior ranks, and accounts awarded under the demonstration were targeted to nationally-identified high-demand, high-growth industry sectors that provide the greatest opportunity for career portability. Over time, the program was expanded to include military spouses of all pay grades and all programs of study. The changes announced reflect a return to the original intent of the program, to assist spouses of servicemembers in the pay grades of E-1 to E-5, W1-W2, and 01-02 to achieve portable careers. The changes also align the program with responsible fiscal planning by the Defense Department. We believe the new program guidelines will help sustain the program. Under the new guidelines, education counselors will work with all military spouses to help develop career and education goals and plans and assist them in navigating all available federal education benefits toward these goals. New Program Guidelines: • • • •

New MyCAA Launch Date: 25 October 2010 at 0800 (EDT) Eligible Participants: Spouses of E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2 DoD-funded assistance: Up to $4,000, vice $6,000 under previous program Annual Cap: $2,000 per spouse,

OCTOBER 2010

Spouse population eligibility beginning October 2010 (snapshot as of July 2010) Total spouse population

Eligible

Ineligible

Officers

O1-O2 (19,500 spouses)

O3-O10 (120,100 spouses)

Warrant Officers

W1-W2 (8,200 spouses)

W3-W5 (7,600 spouses)

Enlisted Servicemembers

E1-E5 (349,400 spouses)

E6-E9 (238,200 spouses)

(-13,645)

E1-E5: 12,366 W1-W2: 349 O1-O2: 930 Subtotal: 13,645

363,455

379,545

New maximum benefit ($4K) already used Totals

*Note: The total spouse population is approximately 743,000

Current participating spouse population

Eligible

Ineligible

Officers

O1-O2 (4,370 spouses)

O3-O10 (13,665 spouses)

Warrant Officers

W1-W2 (1,980 spouses)

W3-W5 (1,288 spouses)

Enlisted Servicemembers

E1-E5 (69,897 spouses)

E6-E9 (45,383 spouses) E1-E5: 12,366 W1-W2: 349 O1-O2: 930 Subtotal: 13,645 73,891

New maximum benefit ($4K) already used Totals

(-13,645) 62,602

*Note: The current participating spouse population is 136,583.

• •

per fiscal year (wavier required to use more than $2,000) Time limit to use funding: three years from the start date of the first class Approved Education programs: associate’s degrees, licensure, and certifications

Career Consultants will: • • •

Assist spouses in identifying other funding resources for higher academic degrees Assist all active duty spouses (whether eligible for financial assistance or not) with career counseling Waivers will be available for spouses pursuing licensures or certifications requiring an up-front fee greater than $2,000, up to the total maximum assistance of $4,000.

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Webster University Graduate Degrees - Fall II ‘10 term dates are 23 October - 17 December HM3 Troy Smith is a Physical Therapy Tech in sports medicine at MCRD and a devoted bodybuilder. He is halfway through his MA in Management and Leadership at Webster University which he chose when a cooking class was unavailable locally. With a staff of six, his primary job is to “bring injured recruits back to normal.” He says he “takes something back to work from class on a daily basis.” He also praised the Webster program for its “flexibility” and the fact that live instructors provide instruction in a traditional format.” If you’re interested in more information, please call Webster University at 524-1851. MCCS HAPPENINGS


LIBRARY New Children’s Titles

New Adult Titles

DVDs at the Library

“Ugly Pie” by Lisa Wheeler After collecting ingredients from his neighbors, Ol’ Bear bakes an Ugly Pie that young readers will want to sample. The recipes are included.

“Spider Bones” by Kathy Reichs. Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning for a man who had been declared legally dead 40 years earlier--a former Vietnam vet. While trying to analyze the remains, a second set of remains turns up with the first victim’s dog tags, and a body connected to a suspected shark attack washes ashore. Could the victims be connected? Reichs is the best-selling author and producer of the hit TV series Bones featuring Temperance Brennan.

Please check out the huge new collection of DVDs at the libraries. We have increased the number of DVDs and VHS that may be checked out from 3 to 10. Patrons may now keep loaned items 3 weeks rather than 1! Come by and see what new movies we have.

“How to Ride a Dragon’s Storm” by Creddisa Cowell Reluctant Viking Hiccup has only three months, five days, and six hours to discover America, save his father, battle polar serpents, and win the annual Inter-Tribal Swimming Race. “Kindergarden Cat” by Patrick Lewis When a teacher finds an abandoned kitten, he brings her into his kindergarten classroom where the children make her feel welcome. “Hello Baby” by Mem Fox After meeting a bevy of baby animals, including a clever monkey, a hairy warthog, and a dusty lion cub, the baby in this story discovers the most precious creature of all.

New Young Adult Titles “Wide Awake Princess” by E.D. Baker Gwen, destined to be Sleeping Beauty, pricks her finger and everyone in the castle falls asleep except her sister, Princess Annie. It’s up to Annie to search for Gwen’s true love to kiss her awake. First she must discern who he is and choose correctly. “Keys to the Demon Princess” by Brandon Mull In this series finale, allegiances will be confirmed and secrets revealed as the forces of light and dark collide in a desperate struggle to control the keys to the demon prison. Kendra, Seth, and the Knights of the Dawn will venture far beyond the walls of Fablehaven to strange and exotic magical preserves across the globe. “Emperor’s Code” by Gordon Korman Amy and Dan are racing to find the 39 clues. With their task nearly finished, they must first steal a clue guarded by thousands of the world’s best soldiers. Suddenly the siblings are separated. Together they had a chance, but can each of them do it alone? “Twelfth Grade Kills” by Heather Brewer Vlad, a teenage vampire, has spent the last four years trying to handle the pressures of school while sidestepping a slayer out for his blood. Now he’s a senior, and in this final actionpacked book in the series, Vlad must confront the secrets of the past, unravel the mystery of who he really is, and face his greatest enemy.

OCTOBER 2010

“Broken” by Karen Slaughter. Surrounding Chief Tolliver’s death, Officer Adams and Special Agent Trent are in Grant County investigating a murder that’s been staged to look like a suicide. Although a suicide note has been found, the young man’s body shows signs of a struggle after being pulled from the lake. They’ll soon be pushed to the breaking point in trying to solve this case. “Days of Grace” by Catherine Hall. At 12, Nora was sent as an evacuee from London during WWII to live with a family in the English countryside. She loved her surrogate family-- especially Grace, 12. Over the next few years she and Grace become as close as sisters which results in Nora learning a secret that will forever haunt her for the next fifty years. In Hall’s debut novel of passion and repression, be careful what you say and don’t give away any clues that the enemy mustn’t know. The above list is a small sample of the new titles available at your libraries. Your library now has many of the new young adult titles that were selected from the Beaufort area middle and high school reading list. Come check them out for your reading assignments.

Policy Changes The check out policy on the Air Station and Parris Island libraries has changed. Patrons may now select an unlimited number of books. The check out time has changed from two weeks to three weeks. If an item is overdue for longer than five days the patron must bring it in to be renewed. There is now only one renewal date for all items. The second policy to change concerns lost or damaged books. Patrons are now asked to search for the title in a site such as Amazon, purchase the book, pay for it with their credit card and include our shipping address. At this time the account will be cleared.

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Did You Know? Do you know what an ILL is? It stands for Inter Loan Library. This program allows the library to have access to additional books found throughout Marine Corp Libraries. If either Air Station or Parris Island doesn’t have a specific title then we can request it from another base library and have it shipped. Please ask at the circulation desk for needed titles.

Bookworm’s Recommendation By Samanta Bowersox October’s Pick: “A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron A Dog’s Purpose is written from a dog’s point of view. It is the story of a dog that died at a young age and was reborn three times. The first time he is reincarnated he is a male golden retriever puppy named Bailey who is adopted by an eight year old boy. They grow up together and have many adventures until the boy goes off to college. Eventually, Bailey passes away and is reborn as a female German shepherd puppy named Ellie who ends up being adopted by a police officer and trained to be a search-and-rescue dog. After the police officer is injured while on duty, Ellie is given to a new member of the search-and-rescue team. Many years later, Ellie dies of old age. The third and last time the dog is reborn, it is as a Labrador puppy named Buddy. When Buddy is mistreated, he runs away and is reunited with the boy who owned him in a previous life. Recommended Authors: Mark Haddon, John Grogan, Connie Willis, Jon Katz

For more of our new titles visit our website at: http://mccssc.com/lifelong/libraries.html

MCCS HAPPENINGS


Candlelight Christmas Biltmore Estate in Ashville, NC 11-12 December 2010 All eligible patrons are welcome $260 per person. Price includes round trip luxury coach transportation, one night accommodation, admission for daytime visit to Biltmore, admission to Candlelight Christmas evening, buffet dinner at Deerpark, deluxe breakfast and luggage assistance. Please contact All Points Travel / ITT at 228-1540 for more information.

Join us for a spectacular overnight trip to the Carolina Opry Christmas Special in Myrtle Beach. ber

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Valentine’s Day Cruise to the Bahamas on the Carnival Sensation 10-13 February 2011 All eligible patrons are welcome. Trip includes cruise only out of Port Canaveral, cabin (interior $299.00 per person / ocean-view $324.00 per person), taxes, entertainment, meals and nonalcoholic beverages. Transportation to cruise port, gratuities and alcohol not included in the price. Please contact All Points Travel / ITT at 228-1540 for more information.

Cinco de Mayo in Mexico Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico onboard the Carnival Dream for a seven day exotic Western Caribbean cruise! 30 April 2011 – 7 May 2011 Ports of call - Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, Costa Maya All eligible patrons are welcome. Trip includes- cruise only out of Port Canaveral, cabin (interior $656.00 per person / ocean-view $996.00 per person), taxes, entertainment, meals and nonalcoholic beverages. Transportation to cruise port, gratuities and alcohol not included in the price. Please contact All Points Travel / ITT at 228-1540 for more information. OCTOBER 2010

Alaska Discovery Cruise Tour 5 June 2011 All eligible patrons are welcome. 14 day cruise tour, including round trip airfare. Please contact All Points Travel / ITT at 228-1540 for more information.

More Great Opportunities Biltmore Estate in Ashville, NC ITT Adult $42.00 Youth $23.00 (10-16) Child (9 – under)

Gate Save $60.00 $18.00 plus tax $30.00 $7.00 plus tax Free with paying adult

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Riverbanks Zoo & Garden - Columbia, SC ITT Gate Save Adult $8.50 $11.75 $3.25 plus tax Children $6.50 $ 9.25 $2.75 plus tax (3-12) Ages 2 & under: FREE

Savannah – Old Town Trolley Tour Adult Child (4-12)

ITT Regular Save $21.50 $25.00 $4.00 $9.00 $10.00 $1.00

For all travel info, contact ITT at: Parris Island 843-228-1540 Located in the Furniture Gallery MCCS HAPPENINGS


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1,000 New & Used Vehicles

1 Location

We Support Our Troops: Ask about our Military Discount!*

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Hwy. 278, 3.5 miles west of S.C. 170 Only 30 minutes from Parris Island!

*Some restrictions apply. Must be retired or active duty military to qualify. Must present valid military I.D. at time of sale.

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

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PRESORT STANDARD US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT #89 MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES SOUTH CAROLINA MARKETING DEPARTMENT PO BOX 55018 BEAUFORT SC 29904-5018

QUESTIONS ON YOUR

SUBSCRIPTION? Call 843-228-7504

MCCS - South Carolina

Great pricing available for

Samsung Vibrant

Mail-in-rebate may apply. With new activation of a qualifying plan on 2-year contract (plus taxes and fees)*

Great pricing available for

myTouch 3G Slide

Mail-in-rebate may apply. With new activation of a qualifying plan on 2-year contract (plus taxes and fees)* *Data plan required

*Data plan required

15% T-Mobile Discount on monthly recurring charges for select plans.

START SAVING Call 1-877-426-2024

option 3 to activate with T-Mobile Or by visiting http://www.mccssc.com/

Use Promotional Code:

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No federal or USMC endorsement is implied.

Limited time offer; subject to change. While supplies last. Taxes and fees additional. Must call number listed above and use promotional code. Postpaid only; one device per newly activated line on qualifying family plan. Monthly Discount: Qualifying postpaid individual liable plan on new 2-year contract required; FlexPay, Even More Plus and certain other plans excluded. Discount applied to recurring charges and does not apply to overage, long distance, roaming, taxes and fees, or other charges. May not be combined with other discounts. Credit approval and $35 per line activation fee required; up to $200/line early cancellation fee applies to two-year at www.T-Mobile.com for additional information. T-Mobile and the magenta color are registered trademarks of Deutsche Telekom AG. stick together is a registered trademark of T-Mobile USA, Inc. 2010 T-Mobile USA, Inc.

October 2010 Happenings | MCCS SC  

Happinings is the Marine Corps Community Services in Beaufort, South Carolina's monthly newsletter.

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