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MCCS Happenings


FEATURED swamp romp

THE LOWCOUNTRY’S DIRTIEST RACE MCRD Parris Island Saturday 20 October | 0830 It’s back! Sign up for the Lowcountry’s dirtiest race, the Swamp Romp! The race will take place 20 October at MCRD Parris Island. Check-in starts at 0830, and the race begins at 1000. Please register by 5 October to guarantee your T-shirt. Swamp Romp is a 5 mile loop and a total sensory experience. Become immersed in combat scenarios and sound effects as you run through the swamp, wade through mud pits and overcome obstacles. This may be an individual event or a group event. Teams consist of 6 members. All team runners must have physical contact with a teammate as they cross the finish line. Teams will be disqualified for awards if a.) more than one team member does not finish or b.) they lose any footwear on the course. (We highly recommend a high-top shoe and secured laces). Participants must wear long trousers or sweat pants—no shorts will be allowed. No minors under the age of 10 will be allowed to participate. Teams with minors between the ages of 10 and 14 must have one adult register to run with them.

Entry fees: Active Duty/Retired Military 6 Person Team: $132 Active Duty/Retired Military Individual: $25 Civilian 6 Person Team: $140 Civilian Individual: $30 T-shirts are included in entry fees.

For more information, team divisions, and a link for online registration visit www.MCCS-SC.com/SwampRomp.

Like Swamp Romp on Facebook to see photos of previous races!

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FEATURED COMING SOON TO MCAS BEAUFORT

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A CONCERT FEATURING RAPPER, ENTREPRENEUR & ACTOR

13 OCTOBER ABOARD MCAS BEAUFORT For authorized patrons and their guests. Details coming soon.

2013 MCAS Beaufort Air Show Seeking Poster Design Contest Entries Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Corps Community Services are accepting submissions until 8 October 2012 for the MCAS Beaufort Air Show Poster Design Contest. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, 10 invitations to Pre-Show Social Event, 10 tickets to the Air Show Flight Deck Chalet, and recognition in the Official Air Show Program. The selected artwork will be featured as the Official Poster of the Air Show and may also be used on commemorative T-shirts, official programs, direct mail, and memorabilia. “In addition to a cash prize, VIP tickets and recognition in the Air Show Program, the winner’s design will receive great exposure,” says Andrew Roeder, Lead Graphic Designer for MCCS. “The winner’s design will be displayed for an estimated 150,000 spectators during the two day event. Our final selection will be a design that captures the excitement and drama of the air show’s sights and sounds.” The winning design will be chosen from the top three finalists. The top 10 entries will be displayed in a prominent Beaufort location during the month of December. 1st and 2nd runners up will also be awarded prizes. Winners will be notified by mail and announced on the Air Show website no later than 31 October 2012 (http://beaufortairshow.com). JUNE 2012 2012 september

April 30 & May 1

2011 Winning Poster. Artist: Jim Keane Blanket seating FREE! Grandstand and 3

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beaufortairshow.com


Military Ball Challenge

MILITARY BALL

MCRD Fitness Center

CHALLENGE

· Register with a Personal Trainer between 3-14 September

at the MCRD Parris Island Fitness Center

· Body Composition assessment 17-28 September · Program is from 1 October to 8 November 0930 Mon, Wed, Thurs

Celebrate a new YOU by November!

Celebrate a new you by November! This program is designed to get you active and looking your best for the “Ball” season through a variety of group exercise formats. Space is limited so registration is required.

Open to all authorized patrons Space is limited to first 25 participants Register with a personal trainer from 3-14 September Body composition assessment from 17-28 September Program begins 1 October and last class is 8 November

For more information call 228-1579/1562/1563.

Classes are at 0930 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays For more information, Call 228-1579, 228-1562 or 228-1563

3rd Quarterly Road Race 12 September | 0700

Join us for a five mile race for active duty and eligible patrons. Meet at the Commanding General’s Building. Awards will be available.

MCRD Parris Island—CG’s Building

For more information call 228-1587.

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september health observances

Tee It Up for the Troops

National Cholesterol Month and Eat More Fruits & Veggies Month are observed in September. No big surprise that they go hand in hand! Very often the question is asked, “Which is better, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables?” The answer is both are equally nutritious!

How to Select: Choose bags where the fruit/vegetable is still in individual pieces. If they have become a solid block, this may indicate some thawing and refreezing.

How to Store: Store frozen fruits/vegetables in your freezer until date on package or up until 8-12 months at 0°F for best quality. Food is still safe to eat with longer storage but may be of lesser quality.

Nutrition Benefits:

7 September Sea Pines Golf Course

Marines and Sailors nominated by their Command from MCAS Beaufort and the MCRD Parris Island will join Sea Pines Country Club Members in a round of golf followed by a cookout. Military golfers will play free and receive door prizes. 95% of the proceeds will be sent to the national organization, Tee It Up for the Troops. Tee it Up For The Troops is a nonprofit organization created to help support and ease the burdens of the fallen and disabled members of our Armed Forces and their families. For more information contact Sylvia Sanchez at 228-1667 or sanchezsy@usmc-mccs.org.

Check the label on the package. Frozen fruits/vegetables are harvested at their peak and frozen within hours, so they are very close to “just-picked” nutritionally. They are economical, clean and ready to use!

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For more information, contact Kathy Williams, Semper Fit Health Promotion Coordinator at 228-7616.

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Contact Krystyn Parker at 843-847-1487 Call for restrictions and complete details. Comcast ©2012. All rights reserved. No federal or USMC endorsement implied.

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6 September · 1800-2000 · McAS officers’ club spouses of Active Duty service members are invited to choose one free formal gown and up to two accessories. military IDs will be checked at the door. liGHt refreSHMeNtS & PriZeS OTHER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE Dress donation is not required to receive a dress. Free childcare with advanced registration by calling the MCAS CDC at 228-7290. Please contact MCFTB at 228-7311 for more information.

MCRD PARRIS ISLAND

MCAS BEAUFORT

FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER · 1730-2130 · FOUR WINDS, MCRD PARRIS ISLAND Enjoy a night out with your spouse. Take time to focus on what’s really important to the two of you—EACH OTHER! Through this highly interactive course, you will discover the different ways that we view family and relationships and how this information can be used to resolve conflicts, clarify expectations, increase love and intimacy, and build mutually rewarding relationships.

18 SEPTEMBER 0830 - 1600 MCAS, BEAUFORT MCFTB OFFICE

To register please contact Roxanne Farr at 228-1573 or farrre@usmc-mccs.org. FREE childcare with advanced registration.

This is a great opportunity for new and seasoned Marine Corps Spouses to receive new information or refresher information on the Marine Corps lifestyle in Spanish. Come get great info, make new friends, and find out how to become that independent dependent. Learn how to thrive and not just survive life in the Marine Corps. To register or for more information, call Veronica Stephens at 228-7362 or email veronica.n.stephens@usmc-mccs.org. Free childcare with advance registration.

Four Lenses for Couples

L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses: Spanish Edition

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18 September | 0830-1600 | MCFTB Office

Friday 14 September 2012 | 1730-2130 | Four Winds Family Readiness Center We would like to thank New River Auto Mall for their sponsorship of MCCS events and activities.

¡Ya está aquí! L.I.N.K.S. para Cónyuges Edición en ESPAÑOL. Si conoces alguna persona que habla español y le gustaría saber más acerca del Cuerpo de Marines, tenemos justo lo que está buscando! Por primera vez en la historia del Cuerpo de Marines, MCFTB MCAS Beaufort está ofreciendo el nuevo L.I.N.K.S. para Cónyuges en ESPAÑOL. Pasa la voz! Esta es una gran oportunidad para los cónyuges nuevos y experimentados para que reciban un curso intensivo en el Cuerpo de Marines. Ven e infórmate, haz nuevos amigos y aprende cómo llegar a ser un Dependiente Independiente. Aprende cómo vivir y no sólo sobrevivir en la vida del Cuerpo de Marines.

Enjoy a night out with your spouse. Take time to focus on what’s really important to the two of you— EACH OTHER. Four Lenses will allow you to understand and accept the different ways that you and your spouse view family and relationships. It will also help you to resolve conflicts, clarify expectations, increase love and intimacy, and build mutually rewarding relationships. To register please contact Roxanne Farr at 228-1573. FREE childcare with advanced registration. 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 OGRAM

SEPTEMBER 2012 SMP EVENTS BRIG & BREW: 228-1544 • SMP INFO: MCRD 228-1541 AFTERBURNERS: 228-6365 • SMP INFO: MCAS 228-7405 Tri-Command Single Marine Program web site www.mccs-sc.com

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college football 1 Kick off espn gameday

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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lunchtime cookout

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Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 2000

beat the Heat

Afterburners 1900

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monday night football

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movie night

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

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Afterburners 1900

Afterburners 1500

Karaoke w/ DJ Donna Brig & Brew 1900-2200

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movie night

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

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Karaoke w/ DJ Donna Brig & Brew 1900-2200

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Ufc 152

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monday night football

texas Hold’em Afterburners 1900

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espn gameday

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

Brig & Brew 1900 Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

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Afterburners 1500 Brig & Brew 1600

texas Hold’em

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Brig & Brew 1900-2200

troop appreciation

cornhole tournament

nfl sunday ticket Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

Afterburners 1900

Brig & Brew 1900 Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

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smp meeting

Karaoke w/ DJ Donna

Brig & Brew 1000 Afterburners 1400 red cross blood Drive MCAS MCX 1000-1500

beat the Heat

texas Hold’em

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nfl sunday ticket Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

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nfl sunday ticket Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1200-2200

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 1900

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espn gameday

Afterburners 1100

nfl Kick off party

texas Hold’em

Afterburners/Brig & Brew 2200

beat the Heat

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/Brig & Brew 1900 BRIG & BREW: MON 1600-2200 TUE 1600-2200 WED 1600-2200 THUR 1500-2200 FRI 1500-2200 SAT 1230-2200 SUN 1230-2200

SMP ELIGIBLE PATRONS INCLUDE: SINGLE MARINES AND SAILORS, GEOGRAPHICAL BACHELORS AND SINGLE PARENTS

Upcoming Events Lunchtime Cookout

Troop Appreciation

5 September 1100 | Afterburners

19 September 2012 1500 | Afterburners & 1600 Brig & Brew

NFL Kick-off Party

End of Summer Cookout

5 September 2000 | Afterburners/Brig & Brew

15 September 2012 1500 | Afterburners

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

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Remarriage Affects Retiree Survivor Benefit Coverage There are several options available to a retiree participating in the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) with spouse or child coverage when the spouse is lost through death, divorce or annulment, and the retiree later remarries. Unless former-spouse coverage is elected as part of a divorce, retirees who remarry have three choices.

The DFAS should be promptly notified of the remarriage to avoid a large debt for unpaid premiums. Simply getting your new spouse an ID card does not update your pay records with DFAS. You must notify DFAS separately. Additional rules apply, such as: • The member may not add child coverage by virtue of the remarriage alone if child coverage was previously bypassed.

1. Resume the prior level of spouse coverage. 2. Elect not to resume spouse coverage. This election will not affect existing child coverage, if any. This election is irrevocable.

• Child coverage may not be eliminated based upon a remarriage. • The level of coverage may not be reduced upon remarriage. A retiree married at retirement that declines SBP spouse coverage cannot later enroll in the plan for that spouse or any future spouse unless during a congressionally approved open enrollment period. Normally, penalties and extra charges are assessed during these periods.

3. If the original election was for reduced coverage, the retiree may request that the base amount be increased up to and including full retired pay. If the third option is elected, the retiree must pay the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) the difference between the SBP cost previously paid and the costs, with interest, which would have been paid if the higher level of coverage had originally been elected. This additional payment must be completed before the first anniversary of marriage. If payment is not completed before the first anniversary of marriage, the election is null and void, and spouse coverage will be resumed at the previous level. If partial payment has been made on the amount due for increased coverage, a refund of the partial payment will be made.

A new spouse becomes an eligible beneficiary on the first anniversary of marriage or the birth of a child of the marriage, if earlier. As an exception, a spouse divorced from a retiree becomes an eligible beneficiary immediately upon remarriage if the member: • Retired after Sep 20, 1972 and initially elected coverage for that spouse at retirement, or • Retired before Sep 20, 1972 and elected coverage for that spouse during the initial enrollment period for retirees.

Retirees must notify the DFAS of their desired election within one year of the new marriage or the first option, listed above, automatically takes effect the date the new spouse becomes an eligible beneficiary.

For more information on this, contact the DFAS at 1-800-321-1080.

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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Labor Day Clearance Sale: 29 August-3 September Anniversary Sale: 5-18 September

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The Rack Package $180.00 per room (double occupancy)

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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MCAS BEAUFORT

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

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LUNCH BUFFET HOURS | Mon-Fri: 1100-1300 ALL RANKS WELCOME Children’s Lunch Buffet Price: Ages 0-5: Free · Ages 6-12: $3.95

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Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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Full hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

11 taCo tueSday hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

taCo tueSday hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet

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Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

taCo tueSday hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet

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Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

MaMa’S hoMeMade ChiCKen tenderS

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Full hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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Full hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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Full hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet

Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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PorK ChoPS thurSday Full hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

FiSh Fry-day

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Full hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet

OFFICERS NIGHT 1600-2000 Santini Bar ¦ Pub Menu Available

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PorK ChoPS thurSday Full hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

FiSh Fry-day

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Full hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet

OFFICERS NIGHT 1600-2000 Santini Bar ¦ Pub Menu Available

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PorK ChoPS thurSday Full hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

FiSh Fry-day

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Full hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet

OFFICERS NIGHT 1600-2000 Santini Bar ¦ Pub Menu Available

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PorK ChoPS thurSday Full hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

FiSh Fry-day

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Full hot & Cold lunCh BuFFet

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.

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

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LUNCH BUFFET HOURS: MON-FRI 1100-1300 ALL RANKS WELCOME CHILDREN’S LUNCH BUFFET PRICE: AGES 6-12: $4.95 AGES 0-5: FREE

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ITALIAN LUNCH BUFFET

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

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

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

satUrDay CLOSED

POT LUCK LUNCH BUFFET

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

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Lunch Buffet Featuring:

Fried PorK ChoPS and roaSt BeeF Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

Country Fried SteaK & BBQ ChiCKen

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ITALIAN LUNCH BUFFET

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

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

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Lunch Buffet Featuring:

Fried PorK ChoPS and roaSt BeeF Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

POT LUCK LUNCH BUFFET

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

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Lunch Buffet Featuring:

Country Fried SteaK & BBQ ChiCKen

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ITALIAN LUNCH BUFFET

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

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

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Lunch Buffet Featuring:

Fried PorK ChoPS and roaSt BeeF Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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

PIZZA NIGHT satUrDay

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POT LUCK LUNCH BUFFET

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

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Lunch Buffet Featuring:

Country Fried SteaK & BBQ ChiCKen

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ITALIAN LUNCH BUFFET

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

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

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Lunch Buffet Featuring:

Fried PorK ChoPS and roaSt BeeF Soup and Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95

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Sunday Brunch 1000-1300

FISH FRY-DAY LUNCH BUFFET

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

Happy Hour 1600-1800 Try our new bar menu!

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Sunday Brunch 1000-1300

FISH FRY-DAY LUNCH BUFFET

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

Happy Hour 1600-1800 Try our new bar menu!

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Soup/Salad Bar, Sides, Drink & Dessert $7.95 Happy Hour 1600-1800 Try our new bar menu!

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Sunday Brunch 1000-1300

Friday 7 September 1630 - 2030 menU: Assorted varieties of 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 pizza is available. toppings: Sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, sliced red and green bell peppers, ham, pineapple, sliced ripe olives, anchovies, spinach, marinara or alfredo sauce.

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SEPTEMBER CALENDAR sat 1 »» SMP Disney World Orlando Florida Trip 30 August – 4 September, Disney World, Orlando, FL »» 1000 MCFTB MCAS Kids On The Home Front (Saturday Session) Youth Center, Laurel Bay »» 1200 SMP ESPN Gameday Saturday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort | Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» 2200 SMP Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 151 Bones vs. Hendo. Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort | Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island SUN 2 »» 1000 Sunday Brunch Traditions, MCRD Parris Island MON 3 »» Registration for Military Ball Challenge Monday, 3 September – Thursday, 13 September (11 Days), Combat Fitness Center, MCRD Parris Island »» The Officers’ Club Closed for Labor Day The Officers’ Club, MCAS Beaufort »» Traditions Closed for Labor Day Traditions, MCRD Parris Island TUE 4 »» 0900 MCFTB MCRD Command Team Training MCFTB Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Building 201, MCRD Parris Island »» 1000 MCFTB MCRD L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Meeting MCFTB Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Building 201, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Texas Hold’em Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort WED 5 »» 0900 Breastfeeding Support Group 1617 Laurel Bay Boulevard »» 0900 Story Time Library, MCRD Parris Island »» 1000 Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Respite Care 101 Building 596, Room 213, MCAS Beaufort »» 1000 Playmorning Youth Center, MCRD Parris Island »» SMP Lunch Time Cookout Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» 1700 Steak Night Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Beat the Heat with Free Ice Cream Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» 2000 SMP NFL Season Kick Off Party Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort | Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island THU 6 »» Information Tickets and Travel (ITT) and All Points Travel Tony Horton Fitness Weekend. 6 September – 9 September(4 Days) Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida »» 0900 MCFTB MCAS Developing Healthy Blended Families MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 1000 Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Respite Care 101 Building 596, Room 213, MCAS Beaufort

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»» 1000 L.I.N.K.S. Bookmaking MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 1300 Career Resource Management Center (CRMC) Federal Employment 6 September Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» 1300 Federal Employment Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» 1800 Operation Ball Gown 2012 The Officers’ Club, MCAS Beaufort »» 1900 SMP Karaoke with DJ Donna Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island FRI 7 »» 0830 MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. and 4 Lenses for Marines Corporal School, MCAS Beaufort »» 1000 MCFTB MCAS Hearts Apart Support Group MCFTB Training House, Laurel Bay »» 1630 Pizza Night Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Friday Night Movie Night with Free Pizza Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island SAT 8 »» 0900 Child Development Centers (CDC) Babysitting Classes Child Development Center (CDC), MCRD Parris Island »» 1200 SMP ESPN Gameday Saturday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort | Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island SUN 9 »» 1000 Sunday Brunch »» 1200 SMP NFL Sunday Ticket Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort | Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island MON 10 »» 0800 Transition Readiness Seminar 10 September – 14 Building 553 MCAS Beaufort »» 0930 Sensory Story Time Library, MCAS Beaufort »» 1000 Playmorning Youth Center, Laurel Bay »» 1200 Men’s Parenting Class »» 1617 Laurel Bay Boulevard »» 1300 Career Resource Management Center (CRMC) Resume Writing Building 923 »» MCRD Parris Island »» 1300 Resume Writing Building 923 »» MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Monday Night Football with Free Wings Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island TUE 11 »» 0800 MCFTB MCRD L.I.N.K.S. and 4 Lenses for Spouses MCFTB Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Building 201, MCRD Parris Island »» 0800 Smooth Move Building 923 »» MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Pool Tournament Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Texas Hold’em Afterburners »» MCAS Beaufort WED 12 »» 0900 Breastfeeding Support Group 1617 Laurel Bay Boulevard »» 0900 Child Development Center (CDC) Child Development Center (CDC), MCAS Beaufort »» 0900 Child Development Center (CDC)

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Child Development Center (CDC) MCAS Beaufort »» 0900 Managing Income, Expenses and Credit Building 596, Room 215, MCAS Beaufort »» 0900 MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. Mentor MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 0900 Story Time Library, MCRD Parris Island »» 0900 MCFTB MCAS Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program (P.R.E.P.) Chapel, MCAS Beaufort »» 1000 Playmorning Youth Center, MCRD Parris Island »» 1000 SMP Meeting (MCRD) Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» 1000 SMP Red Cross Blood Drive Exchange Parking Lot, MCAS Beaufort »» 1000 MCFTB MCRD Get Crafty with Fabric Wreath MCFTB Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Building 201, MCRD Parris Island »» 1300 Savings and Investing Building 596, Room 215, MCAS Beaufort »» 1400 SMP Meeting (MCAS) Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» 1400 MCFTB MCAS 2012 Hurricane Preparedness Lasseter Theater, MCAS Beaufort »» 1700 Steak Night Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Beat the Heat with Free Ice Cream Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island THU 13 »» 0830 MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses 13 September – 14 September MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 0830 Story Time (CDC) Library, MCRD Parris Island »» 0900 MCFTB MCAS Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program (P.R.E.P.) 0900 Eastern Daylight Time »» Chapel, MCAS Beaufort »» 0930 MCFTB MCAS Family Care Plan Training Workshop MCFTB House, Laurel Bay »» 1300 Career Resource Management Center (CRMC) Survivor Benefit Plan Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» 1300 Survivor Benefit Plan Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Karaoke with DJ Donna Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island FRI 14 »» 1500 SMP End of Summer Cookout Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» 1000 MCFTB MCAS Hearts Apart Support Group MCFTB Training House, Laurel Bay »» 1730 MCFTB MCAS 4 Lenses for Couples MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 1730 MCFTB MCRD Four Lenses for Couples MCFTB Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Building 201, MCRD Parris Island »» 1800 MCFTB MCAS Spouses Bunco Night Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» 1900 SMP Friday Night Movie Night with Free Pizza Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island MCCS HAPPENINGS

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SAT 15 »» 1200 SMP ESPN Gameday Saturday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» 1700 MCFTB MCAS Kids On The Home Front Youth Center, Laurel Bay »» 1500 Single Marine & Sailor Program End of Summer Cookout Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort SUN 16 »» 1000 Sunday Brunch Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1200 SMP NFL Sunday Ticket Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island MON 17 »» Assessments for Military Ball Challenge 17 September – 27 (11 Days) Combat Fitness Center, MCRD Parris Island »» 0800 Transition Readiness and Retirement Seminar Building 553, MCAS Beaufort »» 1000 Playmorning Youth Center, Laurel Bay »» 1200 Men’s Parenting Class 1617 Laurel Bay Boulevard »» 1900 SMP Monday Night Football with Free Wings Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort | Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» 0300-0430 Stress Management with Yoga MCFTB Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Building 201, MCRD Parris Island TUE 18 »» 0800 Smooth Move Building 596, Room 114, MCAS Beaufort »» 0830 MCFTB MCAS Spanish L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 1800 MCFTB MCRD L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Movie Night MCFTB Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Building 201, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Corn Hole Tournament Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Texas Hold’em Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort WED 19 »» MCFTB MCAS Command Team Advisor & MCFTB Training House, Laurel Bay »» 0900 Breastfeeding Support Group 1617 Laurel Bay Boulevard »» 0900 Managing Income, Expenses and Credit Building 923, Room 27, MCRD Parris Island »» 0900 MCFTB MCAS Mid-Deployment Care Package Building MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 0900 Story Time Library, MCRD Parris Island »» 1000 Playmorning Youth Center, MCRD Parris Island »» 1000 Welcome Aboard The Officers’ Club, MCAS Beaufort »» 1300 Savings and Investing Building 923, Room 27, MCRD Parris Island »» 1500 SMP Troop Appreciation with DJ & Karaoke Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» SMP Troop Appreciation Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» 1700 Steak Night Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Beat the Heat with Free Ice Cream Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island THU 20 »» 0800 Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) 20 September – 21 September, The Officers’ Club, MCAS Beaufort

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»» 0800 MCFTB MCAS The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families BOQ Building 431, MCAS Beaufort »» 0830 L.I.N.K.S. 4 Lenses for Marines MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 0900 Story Time (CDC) Library, MCAS Beaufort »» 1430 MCFTB MCAS L.I.N.K.S. and Four Lenses for Marines MCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 1900 SMP Karaoke with DJ Donna Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island FRI 21 »» 0800 Specialized Training of Military Parents 20 September – 21 September The Officers’ Club, MCAS Beaufort »» 0800 MCFTB MCAS The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families BOQ Building 431, MCAS Beaufort »» MCFTB MCRD L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Training MCFTB Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Building 201, MCRD Parris Island »» MCFTB MCAS Hearts Apart Support Group MCFTB Training House, Laurel Bay »» SMP Friday Night Movie Night with Free Pizza Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island SAT 22 »» 1200 SMP ESPN Gameday Saturday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» 2200 SMP Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 152 Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island SUN 23 »» 1000 Sunday Brunch Traditions, MCRD Parris Island »» 1200 SMP NFL Sunday Ticket Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island MON 24 »» 1000-1200 Developing Healthy Blended Families MCFTB Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Building 201 »» MCRD Parris Island »» Core Curriculum Monday – Tuesday, Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» 0800 Career Resource Management Center (CRMC) Core Curriculum »» MondayTuesday, Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» 0930 Sensory Story Time Library, MCRD Parris Island »» 1000 Playmorning Laurel Bay Youth Center »» 1200 Men’s Parenting Class 1617 Laurel Bay Boulevard »» 1300 Career Assesment Trailer 616B, MCAS Beaufort »» 1700 MCFTB MCRD Depot Family Readiness Meeting MCFTB Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Building 201, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Monday Night Football with Free Wings Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island TUE 25 »» 1900 SMP Horseshoe Tournament Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Texas Hold’em Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort WED 26

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»» College/University Pathway Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» Employment Pathway Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» Federal Employment Workshop Building 553, MCAS Beaufort »» 0800 Career Resource Management Center (CRMC) Career Technical Pathway »» Wednesday– Friday 28 September Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» 0800 Career Resource Management Center (CRMC) College University Pathway »» Wednesday– Friday 28 September Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» 0800 Career Resource Management Center (CRMC) Employment Pathway »» Wednesday– Friday, 28 September Building 923, MCRD Parris Island »» 0800 Specialized Training of Military ParentsWednesday– Thursday 27 September The Officers’ Club, MCAS Beaufort »» 0900 Breastfeeding Support Group 1617 Laurel Bay Boulevard »» 0900 MCFTB MCRD Family Readiness Volunteer Training MCFTB Four Winds Family Readiness Center, Building 201 »» MCRD Parris Island »» Story Time Library, MCRD Parris Island »» 0900 Story Time (CDC) Library »» MCRD Parris Island »» 1000 Playmorning Youth Center, MCRD Parris Island »» 1700 Steak Night Traditions »» MCRD Parris Island »» 1900 SMP Beat the Heat with Free Ice Cream Afterburners »» MCAS Beaufort | Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island THU 27 »» Survivor Benefit Plan Building 553 »» MCAS Beaufort »» VA Medical Record Review »» Building 553, MCAS Beaufort »» 0830 Pre-Natal Brief Beaufort Naval Hospital/OB »» 0830 Story Time (CDC) Library »» MCRD Parris Island »» 0900 Coffee Hour MCFTB House, Laurel Bay »» 1900 SMP Karaoke with DJ Donna Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island FRI 28 »» 0900 MCFTB MCAS U.S. Marine Corps Ball EtiquetteMCFTB Office, MCAS Beaufort »» 1000 MCFTB MCAS Hearts Apart Support Group MCFTB Training House, Laurel Bay »» 1500 KaBoom Day of Play Youth Center, Laurel Bay »» 1800 MCFTB MCAS VMFA (AW)-224 Spouses Bunco Night Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort »» 1900 SMP Friday Night Movie Night with Free Pizza Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island SAT 29 »» 1200 SMP ESPN Gameday Saturday Afterburners, MCAS Beaufort and Brig & Brew, MCRD Parris Island SUN 30 »» 1000 Sunday Brunch Traditions, MCRD Parris Island TO VIEW THE ENTIRE MCCS CALENDAR, RECEIVE EVENT REMINDERS AND MORE, VISIT US ONLINE AT MCCS-SC.COM

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Blue Man Group has taken their indescribable live celebration of art, technology, and music to a whole new level. Forget what you know that was then, this is WOW!

Based on 2 people in each caBin:

INTERIOR CABIN $ /person

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OCEANVIEW CABIN $ /person

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Deposit of $50/person due at time of booking 2nd payment of $200/person due by 15 September Final payment due by 5 October

departing Jacksonville, Fl on saturday 8 december 2012 5 Night Key West & Nassau Cruise day

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Jacksonville, FL Fun Day At Sea Key West, FL Nassau, Bahamas Fun Day At Sea Jacksonville, FL

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SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. Discounted tickets valid for performances on 9/3/12 thru 10/28/12. Parking and discounts on food or merchandise are not included. Prices, dates, operating hours, and entertainment are subject to availability and may change without notice. No rain checks, returns or refunds. **Includes free admission with presentation of your Blue Man Group show ticket stub to select CityWalk clubs on same date as your Blue Man Group show ticket. Not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events or the AMC Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX. Some venues require ages 21 or older for admission. Valid Photo ID required. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

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For more information, please call: 228-3557.

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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.

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 843-288-1540

Free Tickets to the Savannah Theatre For active duty military and their families Enjoy a free night of entertainment at the Historic Savannah Theatre! For a schedule of performances please visit savannahtheatre.com. Pick up your tickets and make reservations at Parris Island ITT (228-3557). Showing during the month of September: Southern Nights: Come enjoy two hours of high energy music, dance and comedy, perfect for a southern evening.

ARTworks Afterschool Program Begins 10 September ARTworks | Beaufort, SC The afterschool program is for children ages 6 to 16. Each class meets one day each week from 1600-1730, and costs $50 for the entire seven weeks. A Family Showcase is 26 October from 1700-1800. For a list of classes please visit artworksinbeaufort.org. Family discounts and a limited number of 50% scholarships are available. Contact ARTworks at 843-379-2787, artworksinbeaufort.org.

Lt. Dan Weekend 15 September | 2000-2200 The Independence Fund will once again host Gary Sinise as he leads his Lt. Dan Band in a concert honoring our severely injured veterans. In addition, the weekend’s festivities will include a family 5K and bicycle ride for the veterans at the Marine Corps Air Station and a myriad of speaking engagements at local schools where these heroes and their families will share their amazing stories. Visit www.LDW3.com for more information.

The Beat Goes On: From the creators of the hit shows Lost in the 50’s and Jukebox Journey comes this new hit musical that covers all of your favorite songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s!

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LIBRARY New Titles Fallen Angel: A Novel by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, an international operative, has a deep appreciation for all that is beautiful. He’s also an angel of vengeance who will stop at nothing to see justice done. Sometimes he must journey far in search of evil and sometimes the evil comes to him. This time he finds himself in Rome, a beautiful but deadly place. The Twilight War: The Secret History of America’s Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran by David Crist. In this well-researched book, historian and former Marine, Crist makes the case that the United States is already enmeshed in a hidden war with Iran that has raged unacknowledged for decades. This shadow war is characterized by espionage, assassination plots, and frequent eruptions of open hostilities, and exacerbated by egregious missteps and blunders by both sides. Black List by Brad Thor. A deadly list deep inside the U.S. government contains names that no one gets to see except the president. Once your name is added to “the list”, it doesn’t come off until you’re dead! Unbeknownst to former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism expert Scott Harvath, his name has been added and now he’s being tracked down by teams dispatched to kill him. Friends Forever: A Novel by Danielle Steel. The two girls and three boys first met at the Atwood School as children and became inseparable. Known to outsiders as ‘The Big Five,’ they leaned on one another through childhood and adolescence. But as they headed off to college, their lives diverged and some friends were lost forever leaving those that remained to try to understand how bonds that once seemed unbreakable couldn’t protect them now. The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner. Ruth, 23, headed west with her 70-year-old grandmother in tow, hoping to get hired as a television writer. Now, four years later, she’s celebrating the pending release of the first sitcom she’s written. The only thing that threatens its success is demanding actors, numbercrunching executives, a crush on her boss, and her grandmother’s planned wedding. Backfire by Catherine Coulter. Judge Ramsey Hunt, presiding over the trial of two persons accused in a string of murders, suspects that the federal prosecuting attorney has been threatened. His suspicions are confirmed when the Judge is shot in the back. Agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, longtime friends of the judge, learn of the shooting and receive an ominous note from the shooter: “You deserve this for what you did.”

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Earth Unaware: The First Formic War by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston. The beginning of a prequel series to Card’s iconic Ender’s Game yarns; this greatly expands on material from the existing backstory and a suite of Marvel comics. The incredibly fast spaceship from interstellar space when boarded turns out to contain alien, insectoid life-form that is warlike to the nth degree. At the end, the survivors are high-tailing it for earth to bring warning of this new horror that the universe has spawned. Line of Fire by Stephen White. Alan Gregory, a clinical psychologist, is focusing his energy on his practice when his greatest fear comes to fruition. He has a dangerous secret that may now be exposed by a new witness who has surfaced in the suicide death of a woman named J. Winter Brown, which he and his friend, Sam Purdy, were involved in. Now, the once cold trail back to them has turned whitehot. Coup D’Etat by Harry Turtledove. In Turtledove’s usual ‘what if’ style, he asks readers to contemplate what might have happened if Chamberlain had chosen not to appease Hitler? How would lives have changed? How would history or the world have changed? He answers this by exploring the lives of simple soldiers and civilians, as well as historic leaders. This is from the War That Came Early series.

is funded by the Department of Defense MWR Library Program, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and Navy General Library Program. Students get free homework and studying help from a safe and professional tutor any time. Did we mention that it is FREE for students in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserve families? Expert tutors are online 24/7 and available to help K-12 students in more than 16 subjects, including test prep, proofreading, math, science, English and social studies. If you use an Apple product then Tutor.com To Go™ for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch is the free mobile companion for Tutor.com. Connect to a live tutor for one-to-one help, review past one-to-one tutoring sessions, store documents or photos in your Tutor.com Locker, or browse the resources in our Skills Center™ Resource Library. Please contact either library for questions or concerns. The website for the program is tutor.com/military. Just answer a few questions to get started. The site is very easy to navigate. Contact the Library: MCAS Beaufort Library: 228-7682 MCRD Parris Island Library: 228-1672

The Spymasters by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. In the summer of 1943, two of the Allies’ most important plans for World War II are at risk. As a result, President Roosevelt turns to OSS spy chief Wild Bill Donovan to remedy the situation. In the weeks to come Donovan and his team must fight the enemy in the field, as well as enemies from within who are feeding secrets to the Soviets. This is from the Men at War series.

Summer Reading Program Results

The MCCS Library concluded its 2012 Summer Reading Program on 13 July 2012. The theme this year was “Reading is So Delicious!” The Air Station and Parris Island Libraries had a combined total of over 250 participants. Special events for each age group were planned the last three Saturdays of June. The Cookie Decorating program, held on 23 June, was the most popular event with over 50 patrons decorating and eating delicious sugar cookies! Please make a note to join the libraries next summer as the theme will be “Have Book Will Travel”.

Remember Tutor .com/military for Homework Assistance

As the school year begins for Laurel Bay and the Beaufort County School District, don’t forget about Tutor.com. It is a great program that

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New Parent Support

Nurturing Parenting Starting Thursday 6 September 2012 1000-1200 New Parent Support Conference Room The Nurturing Parenting 15 week parenting group series, brings the dynamic philosophy and practices of nurturing parenting to our military community. The Nurturing Parenting Philosophy of non-violent parenting focuses on the development of empathy, self-worth, self – awareness, empowerment, discipline with dignity, appropriate family roles and age-appropriate expectations of children’s development. The group features activities to foster positive parenting skills, self-nurturing and family nurturing time. Topics Include: • Developing Morals and Values in Children • Improving Children’s Self-Worth • Discipline, Rewards, Punishment, Celebrations and Consequences • Developing Empathy in Children • Why Parents Spank • Expectations and Development of Children • Helping Children Handle Stress

FMEAP Need employment assistance? We are here to help! FMEAP OFFICE HOURS AND LOCATION: 0800 - 1630 MCRD/ERR Parris Island, SC Phone: (843) 228-3377 0730 - 1630 Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, SC Office: (843) 228-6463 Family Member Employment Assistance MCAS Beaufort, SC offers a wide variety of employment related assistance to military spouses and dependents with active duty military sponsors. Services include: • Career Counseling and Assessments • Job Search Assistance • Microsoft Office Training (New!) • Referral Service to local and national employers

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• Recognizing and Understanding Feelings • Sexuality, Personal Space and Respect • Keeping Children Drug Free For more information please call Marcy Houston at 228-7059 or email marcy.houston@usmc.mil. Baby Boot Camp 2, 9 16, 23, 30 Oct & 6 Nov 0930-1130 New Parent Support, Laurel Bay

Upcoming Events at the MCAS CDCs Open House Wednesday 12 September | 0900-1000 Back to School Bash Wednesday 12 September | 0900-1000

At the Youth Centers

Kaboom Day of Play Friday 28 September | 1500-1700 Laurel Bay & Parris Island Youth Centers

Play Morning Mondays | 1000-1100 | Laurel Bay Youth Center Wednesdays | 1000-1100 | Parris Island Youth Center Come join us for FUN with the kids. Open to children from birth to 5 years old and their parents. Join us for toys, crafts, games, songs, music and more. Men’s Parenting Class Mondays | 1200-1300 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd, Suite E Breastfeeding Support Group Wednesdays | 0900-1000 1617 Laurel Bay Blvd, Suite E

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Educational Workshops: Résumé Writing, Interview Strategies, Dress for Success, Job Fair Strategies, Job Search Strategies, Federal Employment, and Career Decision Making Résumé Assistance A Career Resource Management Center that is equipped with computers that have internet access and printing capabilities, a fax machine, résumé quality paper, copiers, books, DVDs and other resources to assist patrons on their job search needs.

In addition to these resources, we offer patrons the opportunity to be added to our program e-mail database. This service includes receiving information about program updates, activities, announcements from additional services within our installations, and recent employment vacancies made available to our offices. For more information please call.

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Need employment assistance? We are here to help! Resume and Cover Letter Workshop 10 September | 1300-1500 MCRD Parris Island 19 September | 1630-1830 Naval Hospital Auditorium 27 September | 1000-1200 MCAS Beaufort Everything you need to create a winning resume! We will cover how to effectively target employers, how to use cover letters and letters or recommendations. Job Fair Strategies Workshop 06 September | 1000-1200 MCAS Beaufort Interviewing Strategies Workshop 20 September | 1630-1830 Naval Hospital Auditorium

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EFMP All training classes (Sensory Story Time, Respite Care 101, & STOMP) are open to ALL authorized patrons whereas the EFMP Coffee Hour is only open to EFMP enrolled families. Please RSVP by 3 days prior to the event for planning purposes. To RSVP contact Denise Savoie, EFMP Training and Education Outreach Specialist, at denise.m.savoie@usmc-mccs.org or (843) 228-3849/2041. Check out our website (http:// www.mccs-sc.com/efmp) for more upcoming events and additional information about the Exceptional Family Member Program.

Free Child Care may be available based on availability at the CDCs or Youth Centers for EFMP enrolled families for this event. You will need to call and make reservations and comply with all requirements of these programs. Please call (843) 228-7279 for information about how to register.

Sensory Story Time at the Library 10 September | 0930-1000 MCAS Beaufort Library BLDG. 596 24 September | 0930-1000 MCRD Parris Island Library BLDG. 283 (Located in the Douglas Visitor Center)

Are you looking for a fun way to meet new spouses and share or learn creative ways to solve problems? Then join us for great conversation and a good cup of coffee at EFMP Coffee Hour. Children are welcome to join us.

This is a fun and interactive story time that promotes reading and communication. Through the use of puppets, movement and sensory stimuli, children can experience a fun and positive time at the library. Join EFMP at the library and let’s get reading! EFMP Respite Care 101 5 September | 1000-1100 MCAS Beaufort, BLDG 596, Room 213 6 September | 1000-1100 MCRD Parris Island Traditions Regimental Room The EFMP respite care program is intended to reduce stress on sponsor families by providing temporary rest periods for family members who care for those who have special needs. Come and learn about the eligibility criteria for EFMP respite care. Free Child Care may be available based on availability at the CDCs or Youth Centers for EFMP enrolled families for this event. You will need to call and make reservations and comply with all requirements of these programs. Please call (843) 228-7279 for information about how to register. Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) 20-21 September | 0800-1630 The Officers’ Club, MCAS Beaufort STOMP is a National Parent Training and Information Center providing knowledge, skills, and resources to military families in order to access services and create a collaborative environment for family and professional partnerships without regard to geographic location.

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EFMP Coffee Hour 27 September | 0900-1000 Laurel Bay MCFTB House Laurel Bay Blvd, BLDG 487

Personal Financial Management Program Budget – A Tool to Help Establish Financial Control and Direction The word “budget” often stirs up negative feelings in us – strict, confining, no flexibility. Consequently, sitting down to develop a monthly budget is often seen as a less than desirable undertaking. However, developing a realistic budget can be a positive experience since it can help meet financial goals while, simultaneously, being able to meet any unforeseen financial event. A budget can help: • Track where money goes each month – allowing adjustments to be made • Avoid wasting money • Prepare for unexpected expenses • Save and Invest for long-term goals For couples in a relationship, it is particularly important that both individuals are involved in the budgeting process and are “on the same page” regarding goals and budget decisions. Developing a budget with a professional is a good way to get started. Our Personal Financial Management Program Specialists are here to help you at no costs. To get started, simply contact: Chuck Mathieu, PFM MCRD Parris Island 228-2218 Dale Wilkes, PFM MCAS Beaufort 228-7055

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Mandatory Tuition Assistance Cut-Off Date

Friday 14 September is the last day to process Marine Corps’ military tuition assistance (TA) for fiscal year 2012. Fiscal year 2013 TA for Marines cannot be processed until 1 October 2012 (FY 2013). There will be no military TA processed from 15-30 September. If you have a course starting before 1 October, you must turn in your signed TA application forms on or before 14 September and, as always, before the first day of class and meet all other eligibility requirements. If you have a course starting on or after 1 October, we encourage you to turn the signed TA application forms in early but they cannot be processed until 1 October. The new TA rules for fiscal year 2013 (assuming the rules are changed) have not been determined by the date of printing. For more information on TA, contact your education office (MCAS Beaufort Education Office is 228-7484 and MCRD Parris Island Education Office is 228-2152). For additional Financial Aid resources see the following websites: http://www.mcsfex.net http://www.gibill.va.gov http://www.fafsa.ed.gov http://www.finaid.org http://www.studentaid.ed.gov

You Have to Want it for You

Taking a college class can seem like a sacrifice when you have a busy schedule, but it can be a major plus in many ways. Many good things, and some bad, compete for your precious time: work, family, church, hobbies, and PT to name a few. A college course will require several hours a week, but it can be worth it. Completing a college course provides increased promotion opportunities either by points or additional comments on fitness reports. It can increase specific job skills and higher thinking skills. A college class can produce new friend opportunities, and can fill time slots where some Marines find themselves bored, not to mention the fun of learning when you are taking classes you have chosen because they are of interest to you. So even though taking a college class may sound like a sacrifice, it really can provide much more than it costs, especially when tuition assistance may pay 100%.

Monthly Education Newsletter

The Education Express is available monthly at our website: www.mccs-sc.com/lifelong. The August newsletter provides information prep for the Fall semester, including Tuition Assistance eligibility, financial aid resources, free online and in classroom academic skills courses (MASP &

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OASC), and free test preparation tools. For more information, go to http://www.mccs-sc.com/ lifelong/newsletters/EducationNews0812.pdf or link to it from our homepage.

Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers (TTT) provides counseling and referral services to military personnel interested in beginning a second career in public education as a teacher. The DANTES Troops to Teachers office will help applicants identify teacher certification requirements, programs leading to certification and employment opportunities. TTT is a federal program designed to assist eligible military personnel in achieving their goal of becoming a teacher in the public school system of the United States, Grades K-12. It does not include the Department of Defense schools. The eligibility requirements for the program are based on federal legislation. Operates on two levels: national and state. The national office processes all registration for the program and manages the funding. The state offices are responsible for issues relative to certification (licensure) and employment. For more information visit http://www. proudtoserveagain.com/ or call 800-231-6242, DSN: 922-1320.

ACTIVE DUTY: Don’t Wait! Do Apprenticeship Program NOW

If you get a job after your Marine career in your current field but don’t do your Apprenticeship Program, you may have to start at the bottom rung, need to go to a school and/or take numerous tests to gain equal credentials you can get from the Uniform Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP).

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Depening on your MOS, you may earn a Certificate of Journeyman Status from the Department of Labor in one or two years. USMAP doesn’t require additional training or work, but it does require logging in your work while on active duty. Get that job you want - at higher pay - when you are ready to transition. Don’t wait until it’s too late to prepare for your future. For more information, go to https://usmap. cnet.navy.mil/ or contact your local Education Services Office by calling MCAS Beaufort at 2287484 and MCRD/ERR Parris Island at 228-2152.

Education Offices Contact Info:

MCAS Education Office: Rm 211, Bldg 596 across from MCX gas station Telephone General: 228-7484, MCAS Testing: 228-7474 Education advisements: 228-7421 MCRD/ERR Education Office: Rm 42, Bldg 923 - in IPAC Building Telephone General: 228-3889 MCRD Testing: 228-2086 Education Advisements: 228-2152 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: (843)228-7585 Park University: (843) 228-7052/3502 Technical College of the Lowcountry: (843) 228-2659/7494 University of Phoenix: (843) 470-0301 University of South Carolina Beaufort: (843) 208-8149/ 368-8211 Webster University: (843) 524-1851

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“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death” -Albert Einstein

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