SEXUAL-ASSAULT POLICIES see page 2
STRESS-FREE PCS see page 4
ROTH TSP see page 5
Serving Monterey County’s Military Community
Monterey Military News www.facebook.com/USAGPresidio www.flickr.com/photos/PresidioofMonterey
EFMP support group
Army Community Service will host an Exceptional Family Member Program support group 6-8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Free child care is available with coordination in advance; dinner is brown-bag. Military and civilian families are welcome. Contact Linda Moseley, EFMP manager, for more information, 831-242-7960.
Family Readiness Program
The 229th Military Intelligence Battalion invites all Soldiers, family member, or other members of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center team to participate in its Family Readiness Program. A Family Readiness Group includes family members, volunteers, Soldiers and civilian employees belonging to a unit. Together, they provide an avenue of mutual support and assistance and a network of communication among the family members, the chain of command and community resources. For more information, call 831242-6677.
Help for sexual assault or domestic violence victims
Are you a victim of sexual assault or domestic violence? Help is just a phone call away. Call the Presidio’s sexual assault response coordinator, known as SARC, at 831- 915-2351 (Army) or 831-261-2895 (Air Force) or call the domestic violence coordinator at 831-206-2789.
Military OneSource is a free support service provided by the Department of Defense offering assistance and resources to service members and their families on many different issues. Military OneSource, which supplements existing installation services, See NEWS NOTES, page 2
June 8, 2012
Tax center provides free service, $2.4 million in refunds By Hiro Chang Presidio of Monterey Public Affairs
The Presidio of Monterey Tax Center recently closed its doors for the year after completing more than 1,096 military member returns during the 2012 tax season. Darwin Strickland, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, attributes the success to garrison support and military units that reside here. “This is the first time we had a building to ourselves,” said Strickland, who added, that an additional draw for the property provided by POM Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate was that building had ample space and was in a location with adequate parking. This year the tax center was responsible for refunds of over $2.4 million and customers also saved $312,000 in costs that would have otherwise been paid to regular commercial tax agencies. “To the average E-1 to E-4, that extra couple of hundred dollars can help,” said Strickland. He said that this year’s assigned tax preparers, who were made up of service
Image by Steven L. Shepard
The Presidio of Monterey Tax Center provided customers with $312,000 in cost-savings and processed more than $2.4 million in tax refunds during the 2012 tax season.
members that are placed on casual status for additional duties or students awaiting classes in their designated language, also contributed significantly to the success of the tax center. “We had phenomenal students that they gave to us,” said Strickland. All tax center participants were recognized during a ceremony at the Weckerling Center May 24. Additionally, he credited Lt. Col. William Schmittel, Presidio of Monterey staff judge advocate, who spearheaded acquiring quality equipment, the new
work area and additional personnel who helped the tax center to increase the number of returns by 200 and save an additional $50,000 in filing fees. Strickland said the tax center program is uniquely important in one very important aspect. Private tax services often offer service members discounts, sometimes 50 percent. However, “on post, we are the only service that is 100 percent free,” said Strickland. “It is something that you have to do, and [you] can choose to pay for it or not.”
The RAD is a way to connect with the retirees on retirement benefits and foster goodwill between the retiree and active-duty communities. It is also a way for the military community to bond with heroes of the past generations— the legacy from past military services. This year’s program will include talks on veterans’ health care and benefits, as well as space-available travel requirements and availability at Travis Air Force Base and beyond. Expected are more than 500 retirees to visit information booths representing organizations such as TRICARE, Social Security Administration, the Exchange, the Defense Commissary, veterans’ service offices, and various local and
national service organizations. Additionally, at the conclusion of the event a free lunch is traditionally donated by Defense Commissary Agency vendors, and prepared and served by service member volunteers from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. For information on the RAD, contact William Thomas at 831-242-5232.
Retiree Appreciation Day offers wealth of information
By Presidio of Monterey Public Affairs
The Fort Ord Area Retiree Council and the United States Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey are sponsoring Military Retiree Appreciation Day on Ord Military Community in Seaside 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 9. The annual community-outreach event for all U.S. military branches updates and informs attendees on subjects involving retirement benefits. It will feature important information for military retirees, widows and widowers of retirees, and pre-retirees, as well as food, information booths, drawings for prizes and more.
Military Retiree Appreciation Day June 9th General Stilwell Community Center 4260 Gigling Road on the former Fort Ord
2 - Monterey Military News • June 8, 2012
Officials explain new sexual-assault policies By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service
Senior Defense Department officials said they hope more service members who are victims of sexual assault report the crimes as a result of a policy change Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced in April. Panetta issued guidance April 20 withholding“initialdispositionauthority” from any officer who is below the O-6— colonel or Navy captain—level and who does not hold special court-martial convening authority. In other words, unit commanders at the company or squadron level no longer have authority to decide whether to take further action in reported cases of attempted rape, forcible sodomy or sexual assault. In announcing the new policy, the secretary said the change will ensure that sexual-assault cases receive highlevel attention. A senior defense official told reporters during a background briefing that the new policy will allow more experienced and less partial officers to make the initial decision on whether a sexual-assault case goes to trial. That will add consistency to how such cases are handled, the official added. “The further ‘north’ you go [in rank] the more attention there is paid to this,” the official said. “They get a level of training that somebody at the O-3 level wouldn’t necessarily get.” The defense official cited a hypothetical case in which an alleged attacker and victim belong to the same company-level unit of about 115 enlisted people and five officers working for the
same Army captain or Navy lieutenant commander. In the past, the official said, a victim in that unit might choose not to report an assault because the commander liked the alleged attacker more, or because the victim’s performance in the unit might cause the commander to disbelieve the victim’s report. Now, that unit commander must forward such reports up the chain of command to a colonellevel special court-martial convening authority. A Joint Staff official told reporters, also on background, that the new policy is intended in part to remove decisions from the “immediate level of the crime.” More senior officers will have “a more neutral ability to take a look at the facts … and make a reasoned decision,” the Joint Staff official said. The change also means that officers making future disposition decisions typically will have legal and medical staff members who can assist in determining proper handling of the case, the defense official said. The new policy also applies to any associated charges related to an alleged assault, the official added. “Any suggestion or appearance of retaliation would have to be resolved at the same [higher] level,” the official said. The official noted there are several precedents for the withholding policy. A similar approach— placing authority for case disposition under the Uniform Code of Military Justice with more senior officers—typically applies in cases of officer misconduct, cases with national security interest or in alleged
misconduct by civilians accompanying the force, the official said. The official said Panetta has directed that other new policies also take effect: •Establishing “Special Victim’s Unit” capabilities within each of the services, to ensure that specially trained investigators, prosecutors and victim-witness assistance personnel are available to assist with sexual-assault cases; •Requiring that sexual-assault policies be explained to all service members within 14 days of their entrance on active duty; •Allowing reserve and National Guard members who have been sexually assaulted while on active duty to remain in their active-duty status to obtain the treatment and support afforded to activeduty members; •Requiring a record of the outcome of disciplinary and administrative proceedings related to sexual assault, and requiring that copies of those records be centrally retained; •Requiring annual organizational climate assessments; and •Mandating wider public dissemination of DOD resources, including the DOD Safe Helpline, a free, anonymous and confidential resource that can be reached worldwide, 24 hours a day, to connect victims with live sexual-assault support professionals.
NEWS NOTES Continued from page 1
provides free help and information, by phone with a professionally trained consultant or online, on a wide range of issues that affect you and your family— from budgeting and investing to relationships and deployment. It’s available whenever you are—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 1-800-342-9647 or visit www.militaryonesource.com.
Interested in improving your resume? Want to write about local events or travel? Maybe you wrote for your high-school newspaper or majored in English or journalism in college. The Monterey Military News is seeking volunteer writers. E-mail your resume to email@example.com. For more information, e-mail or call 831-242-6430.
Health information for new parents
New parents should be enjoying their new baby, not worrying about health care. TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) provides essential health care information for parents on its website. The Life Events section at www.tricare.mil guides parents-to-be from maternity to pre-teen health care. The site includes information about prenatal, post partum, pre-adoption, adoption and well-child care.
Army resume change
The Army completed its transition to USA Staffing. The Army Resume Builder is no longer be available. Resumes cannot be electronically transferred to USA Staffing. If you prepared your resume through the Resume Builder, you will be able to check your status on your USAJOBS account for 12 months, but you cannot pull your resume out of Resume Builder any longer. Ensure to manually extract your resume data prior to the system going off-line. For more information, contact the CPAC at 831-242-5160.
Public Affairs Office 1759 Lewis Rd, Rm #142 Monterey, CA 93944 831-242-5555, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
www.montereymilitary.com Presidio of Monterey Garrison Commander ........................ Col. Joel J. Clark Chief, Presido Public Affairs Office ..................... Daniel K. Carpenter Deputy Public Affairs Officer Senior Editor. ................................... Tonya K. Townsell Public Affairs Specialist .............................. Hiro Chang Public Affairs Specialist ................................ Al Macks Public Affairs Specialist ................... Steven L. Shepard
Printed on Recycled Newsprint with Soy Ink.
This newspaper, The Monterey Military News, is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense, Department of the Army, and the Presidio of Monterey, Calif. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Army or by Watsonville Newspapers LLC of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit characteristic of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal-opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. The Monterey Military News, circulation 5,000 copies, is an unofficial publication authorized by Army Regulation 360-1, created on desktop-publishing equipment. Editorial content is prepared, edited and provided by the Presidio of Monterey Public Affairs Office. All photos are U.S. Army unless otherwise stated. The Monterey Military News is printed by Watsonville Newspapers LLC, a private firm in no way connected with the Department of the Army, under exclusive written agreement with the Presidio. For matters about business, advertising and subscriptions, contact Jeanie Johnson at Watsonville Newspapers LLC, 100 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076 at 831-761-7354.
Editor’s Note We want your story ideas. To reach us, please contact the editor at the Presidio of Monterey Public Affairs Office. All manuscripts, photos or artwork may not be returned without prior coordination. Digital images should be submitted at a resolution of at least 200 pixels per inch. Due to space limitations, the editor reserves the right to edit submitted articles. Contributions can be sent by e-mail to pres. email@example.com. The editorial policy of The Monterey Military News is to accept articles that are of interest to the military readership. Submissions must be signed or received via e-mail through your own account to be considered for publication. Opinions expressed are those of each author and not an official expression of the Department of the Army or the Presidio. The Monterey Military News reserves the right to select, reject or edit articles to meet space or propriety considerations. Monterey Military News online address: http://www.montereymilitary.com
Monterey Military News • June 8, 2012 - 3
‘Girls Night Out’ event promotes sexual-assault awareness
By Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan L. Guimont Center for Information Dominance Unit Monterey
Military and civilian women within the Monterey community participated in a program called “Girls Night Out” at the Presidio of Monterey Weckerling Center in April. The focus of the event was to provide Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program information to the attendees on how to keep themselves healthy and safe, and to demonstrate how to prevent sexual assault and other issues women face on a daily basis. Donna Casey, the SARC at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, said that it is hard being a woman in the military. SARC is the acronym for Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. “We want to equip military women to be the best they can be,” said Casey. “The premise of the SARC program is to inform ladies to help prevent sexual assault, but to also let them know that if they’re sexually assaulted to know that we’re here for them and to help them through the process of recovering from such a traumatic experience.” The evening consisted of numerous guest speakers discussing different resources available to victims of sexual assault as well as personal accounts of sexual assault. Air Force Capt. Elbert Laza, the Presidio of Monterey SARC, who put on the event, wanted to bring local women from the various Department of Defense branches together to raise awareness and to give them an avenue to know there are other supporting agencies, besides the military, they have access to. “This event is not only to explain the SAPR program for the military,” said Laza, “but also to involve the civil community, so … they understand … if they don’t feel comfortable talking to the military, for whatever reason,
Photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan L. Guimont
Women participate in Zumba dancing during the “Girls Night Out” event held at the Presidio of Monterey Weckerling Center April 19.
they have access to resources outside the military.” The “Girls Night Out” event was originally developed by Casey at Goodfellow Air Force Base. Both Casey and Laza wanted to bring the event to the Monterey area and talk about the available resources with the women here. In addition to the serious subjects covered, there were door prizes, Zumba dancing, food and games. “I wanted to step away from the normal SARC briefings that we are accustomed to getting in the military,” said Laza. “We want to give the women here a chance to put their hair down and to have fun with leadership. Put down the ranks, in a fun environment, and educate them and to hopefully make them feel more comfortable with their leadership in an environment outside of work.” Sheree Goldman, the Sexual Assault Response Team coordinator for the Monterey County Health Department, attended the event to promote safety and to educate women on ways to prevent a sexual-assault incident and what resources are available to help them. “Statistics show that one in
Heather Ruppert, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at the Naval Postgraduate School, talks to junior sailors from the Center for Information Dominance Unit Monterey about the role of the SARC and resources available if they are ever sexually assaulted.
six women is sexually assaulted in their lifetime,” said Goldman. “We want to let them know we are here for them, and we want to help protect their best interests.” Casey shared some final thoughts for anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault. “A lot of times victims of sexual assault think they can handle the issue on their own and it will go away. … That’s not the case.
Once it happens, it stays with you forever, and you’re really a survivor, but it’s never going to go away.” She said it is “good for victims to deal with it and to seek help from someone who is willing to listen empathically and to reassure them that it’s not their fault and they shouldn’t blame themselves for what happened.” Sexual assault does not just
affect the victim, whose life can be radically altered; it also has repercussions throughout the military. “It helps to understand why victims feel the way they do,” Casey said, “because it’s going to carry over into their military career, and once someone has been sexually assaulted, they are more prone to be assaulted again.”
Deadline is June 20 for the June 29 issue. E-mail stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 - Monterey Military News • June 8, 2012
Early planning helps result in stress-free PCS By Brandon Bosworth Hawaii Army Weekly
More than 40 million Americans—about 14 percent of the population—move every year. For many in the military, the next move will be coming soon. Very soon. The summer is peak season for permanent change of station. During this time, there will be about 225,000 Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard household goods shipments as service members and their families move from one duty station to the next. Moving is always a stressful occasion, but, according to Carissa Garcia, Presidio of Monterey transportation officer, the most important thing a service member can do during a PCS is to start early. “Make your appointment even if you aren’t moving for another two or three months,” said James Jefferson, installation transportation officer, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.
John Johnson, branch chief, Personal Property, Directorate Quality Assurance Division, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, echoed Jefferson’s advice. “As soon as you receive your permanent change of station orders, you should start your move process,” he said. “Requesting your pickup and delivery dates as soon as possible will ensure a better chance of getting the dates you want.” Especially important is making arrangements for your personallyowned vehicle. “You are only allowed to ship one POV,” Jefferson said. “You are better off shipping it early.” Online tools are also available. For example, www.move. mil offers tips and videos about relocating, including the downloadable 28-page “It’s Your Move” booklet. Particularly useful is the Defense Personal Property Program, or DP3. This program was developed by the U.S.
Department of Defense, U.S. Transportation Command, and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. A major part of the DP3 mission involved the creation of the Defense Personal Property System. The DPS is an Internetbased system to manage DOD household goods moves. The system allows a service member to perform tasks such as getting a rough estimate of the weight of his personal property or filing a claim for lost or damaged goods. Customer satisfaction surveys are available to make it easier to find a reputable mover. The www.move.mil website can also be used to self-counsel and submit an application online, instead of going to the transportation office. However, Jefferson said that this option is best for those with a great deal of experience with military moves. “Ninety percent of people should probably still go to the office,” he said. Even those with plenty of Army
moves under their belts still make potentially costly mistakes. One of the most common errors service members make is forgetting to declare items related to their profession. “You need to declare things relevant to your military service,” Jefferson said. “Professional papers, trophies, plaques, books, manuals, gear—all of these sorts of things need to be identified.” Declaring these items is important, as once they are classified as professional materials, they are no longer counted toward your weight allowance for shipping purposes. This could make a big difference if a shipment is getting close to being over the limit. Another way to help avoid excess weight charges is to purge your home of unnecessary items. Right before a major move is the ideal time to get rid of things you no longer need, either by selling them or donating them to a charity. A change of duty station always
requires a decent amount of paperwork. Having all the correct forms and documents organized, current and ready will help make relocation that much easier. Security and medical clearances may need to be updated. If transferring overseas, be sure you have a valid marriage certificate and birth certificates for your no-fee passport. Paperwork for dependents is important as well. “Ensure you have all the required documents that list your dependents, like copies of old PCS orders, command sponsorship orders and early return dependents orders,” Johnson said. It is also highly recommended that Soldiers and their families take the time to record video of the items to be shipped. This is vital in the event that something is lost or damaged and a claim needs to be filed. Preparing your own inventory list is also important, complete with receipts, appraisals and so on. This list should be kept separate from your actual See PCS page 11
Monterey Military News • June 8, 2012 - 5
Roth TSP to expand financial-readiness, savings options By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service
A major retirement savings tool available to all service members and DOD civilians is the Thrift Savings Plan, and soon there will be a new way to save for retirement—the Roth TSP, a senior Defense Department official said. The Roth TSP, which uses aftertax dollars, will begin phased implementation this month for the Marine Corps, and in July for DOD civilians, said Barbara Thompson, the director of the Defense Department’s Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth. The Roth TSP plan will be available for Navy, Air Force and
Army members in October of this year, Thompson said. The phased implementation will ensure each customer’s taxable wages and TSP contributions are computed accurately, according to Defense Finance and Accounting Service officials. The schedule allows for thorough testing of the needed complex changes made to the various civilian, active-duty military and reserve component payroll systems, DFAS officials said. The TSP website “has a wealth of information to help guide you on the differences between the [TSP] plans,” Thompson said. Financial readiness, including choosing the right investments and savings plans, is crucial to service members’ financial
futures, Thompson said. Service members should start saving for retirement early, she said, because they never know what path their careers might take. “If you don’t put something away in that retirement plan, you may not have something if you don’t reach your 20 years as a military member,” Thompson said. And, because of compound interest, she added, service members who wait to save until late in their careers can lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.
We Support You! Military Personnel Serving on the Monterey Peninsula We welcome you to our weekend Masses and participation in our faith community. Members of our parish are serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Middle East. They are honored and remembered in each of our Masses.
We wish to honor you, too!
Our weekend Mass schedule: Saturdays: 1700 • Sundays: 0800; 1000; 1200
St. Angela Merici Catholic Church Lighthouse & 9th Streets, Pacific Grove • 831.655.4160
Downtown Pacific Grove ST. VINCENT de PAUL THRIFT STORE We support our local Military Community. Open Mon.-Sat. 10-5
Discount for Active Military Personnel
214 Forest Ave. Pacific Grove
1269 Fremont Blvd. Seaside
However, financial readiness “also includes debt management, managing your credit card[s] and basically [practicing] impulse control on your buying to make sure that you don’t live outside your means,” Thompson said. Free financial consulting services are available through installation family assistance centers and Military OneSource, Thompson said. Military OneSource provides advice and assistance for service member family issues such as deployments, parenting, financial management, education, child care, military spouse employment, and more. Military financial consulting services also can assist military members in making the right financial management decisions
for their particular circumstances, she said. Financial management tools offered through Military OneSource aren’t just for active-duty service members, Thompson said, noting reserve component members “who are geographically isolated or those who may want to do it from the convenience of their home … can call Military OneSource and get that service.” In any event, financial decisions should not be made in isolation, Thompson said. “It’s important to get expert advice,” she said, “and our personal financial counselors—both on the military installations and through Military OneSource—are certified financial counselors.”
6 - Monterey Military News • June 8, 2012
Full reimbursement value program protects PCSing families By Tim Cherry, Belvoir Eagle
Protecting personal property is perhaps one of the most important concerns for families experiencing Permanent Change of Station relocations during the upcoming summer moving season, including to and from the Presidio of Monterey. Service members and Department of Defense civilians can protect their possessions by taking advantage of the Full Replacement Value program during government sponsored moves. Instituted in 2007, FRV provides full reimbursement to personnel whose property is damaged or lost while in the custody of a transportation service provider. Service members must notify the transportation provider of all damage and loss within 75 days of the delivery. They must also make a claim to the provider within 9 months of the delivery. When a claim is filed, the TSP maximum liability on
all shipments is the greater of $5,000 or $4 times the net weight of the household goods shipment or the gross weight of the unaccompanied baggage shipment. The transportation provider’s liability does not exceed $50,000. Gregory Hand, a claims office chief in Virginia, said individuals can seek a settlement with the military claims office for losses exceeding the maximum limits. Providing timely notice to the transportation service provider is extremely important even if a claimant does not take advantage of the full replacement value program. “I strongly recommend that an individual makes those damage entries immediately,” Hand said. “I think it helps the member’s case by making an entry at delivery. If a damage or loss entry is made at delivery for a specific item, there’s timely notice for that item even if the member does not get the form to the provider or the claims office within 75 days.
“If there’s a problem with submitting a notice of damage or loss, we tell people to come here,” Hand added. “We’ll look at your documents and make sure the transportation provider gets notice of the damage or loss that you’ll be claiming.” The provider has the right to inspect the damaged items once the notice forms are received. They can settle the claim by repairing or paying to repair damaged items. “If it’s not economically repairable, the settlement damages paid are based upon the full replacement value and not the depreciated value,” Hand said. Most movers can use the Defense Personal Property System on the move.mil website to submit a claim. If the mover has difficulty in using the DPS program or disagrees with the settlement offer by the provider, the mover may contact the military claims office, who can assist with the DPS program or mediate between the mover and
50% OFF all rolls Dining Room Orders To Go Outdoor Catering
Open Monday-Saturday 11:30 am~10:00 pm Open Sunday 12:00 pm~9:00 pm
YAMA SUSHI 646-9262 1290 Del Monte Shopping Center (across from Borders)
St. John’s Episcopal Chapel, Del Monte Join us in Traditional Angelican/Episcopal worship Christian education for the whole family. Military welcome!
~ Sunday Worship Services ~
Rector: The Reverend Robert M. Ott 1928 Book of Common Prayer
“There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy.” G.K. Chesterton
8:00am Holy Communion 9:15am Sunday School Adult/Children 10:30am Holy Communion choral/Music
~ Wednesdsay Worship ~
10:00am Holy Communion/Bible Study
1490 Mark Thomas Drive (next door to the Hyatt), Monterey 831-375-4463 • www.stjohnschapel.com
the provider. If the 9-month deadline for filing a claim with the provider is missed, families still can submit a claim within two years of the delivery but the reimbursement will not exceed depreciated value. Hand said the key to receiving full reimbursement is properly documenting property ownership prior to the move. He recommends families create a household goods inventory, take digital photos, and scan receipts of their property to show proof of ownership and the value of an item. “If there’s anything missing in their move then they can show it later on, particularly if there’s a question about the value of the item,” Hand said. Hand, who has served in claims for about 23 years, stresses that personnel document all property. He mentioned his own claims experience after a move to Germany in 1989 when many of his personal items were missing.
Although the mover had not entered a pair of speakers on the shipment inventory, Hand had photos and owner’s manuals showing proof of ownership in addition to the entries of other stereo components on the inventory. “I still remember the settlement letter saying, ‘We almost didn’t pay you for your speakers but you had such good evidence of ownership and value,’” said Hand who received a depreciated reimbursement. Transportation personnel will make their own inventory list during the moving process and will take note of any perceived pre-existing damage to property. It is extremely important that the member carefully review the inventory to ensure that it is complete and accurate. Hand said families should voice disputes about the transportation provider’s inventory to the transportation office. See FRV, page 7
JUNE 28 – JULY 15 Thr. Fri. Sat. – 7:30 PM Sunday 2:00 PM Bruce Ariss Wharf Theatre Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey Military $15.00 (General Admission $25)
Preview, Thursday June 28 ALL SEATS $12.50
MPC Box Office 831-646-4213 www.mpctheatre.com
Continued from page 6
“Don’t sign the inventory if you don’t agree with something,” said Francisco Castillo, Joint Personal Property Shipping Office, Washington D.C. area, freight rate specialist. JPPSOWA selects the transportation service provider for PCS moves, but Castillo said the organization doesn’t handle damage claims. The JPPSOWA assists during the PCS move by ensuring a service member is authorized for a government sponsored move and by providing counseling advice for movers. JPPSOWA personnel discuss weight allowances with movers and inform them
of items that can’t be shipped, such as flammable equipment. Personnel who are moving overseas for two to three years may store property in a JPPSOWA facility. Castillo recommends those on PCS orders use the Defense Personal Property system during the move. The system allows service members to request a transportation provider, file claims and settle disputes with moving companies online. The DPS system requires Internet Explorer to run, which means Macintosh users must download the web program to their computers, according to JPPSOWA’s website. Visit www.move.mil/home.htm to use the DPS system.
2012 Single Day Adventures For Ages 8-15 Cost: $55 per participant Hours: 8am-5pm Santa Cruz Mountains July 5; August 15
For Ages 8-12 Cost: $310 per participant or $250 for VWS memebers Hours: Mon.-Wed. 8am-4pm Thurs. 8am-Fri. 12 noon
Pinnacles National Monument June 26; July 6; August 13
Oceans Odyssey June 11-15 & July 30-Aug 3
Big Sur/Condors June 27; July 2; August 14
Hooray for Habitats June 25-29
Learn about California Conciet y redwood forest ecology, dors, talus caves and strange rock formations.
e ones in the woods for ages
Natural Science Discovery
Mountains Rock July 16-20 Swimming, hiking and a Thursday night campout!
Wee Ones in the Woods
Ages 4-7 • Cost: $25 per participant Hours: 8:30-11:30am OR 12:30-3:30pm
h must be able to request the bathroom
For Ages 13-17 Cost: $425 per participant or $350 for VWS members Hours: Tues. 8am-Thurs. 4pm July 17-19 or July 31-Aug 2 Learn what it takes to be a wildlife biologist on the Big Sur California Condor Recovery Team. Staff are CPR/First Aid Certified
10% Military Discount
Nature Tales (June 4-PM or 28-AM); Creepy Crawly Hunt (July 3); Amazing Animals (Aug. 13); Sun-Sational Time (Aug. 14); Tide Pool Traipse (Aug. 15)
camp dates: ture taleS e 4-PM And June 28-AM ePy Crawly Hunt July 3 azing aniMalS Aug 13 n-Sational tiMe Aug 14 e Pool traiPSe Aug 15
Register at www.ventanaws.org or call 831.455.9514
ase inform of am or pm choice) us for storytelling, exploring creating! In Nature Tales we hop across rocks and dodge es, creating our own nature nture story. While on Creepy wly Hunt no stone or log will ft unturned! Amazing Aniwill get kids excited about ritters that share our earth, e a Sun-sational Time will ad learning about the sun e catch it’s rays in a unique print - and what is summer out a Tide Pool Traipse? one mailed to you. mercial license.
Let us know what you think! Check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ USAGPresidio
Monterey Military News • June 8, 2012 - 7
You are cordially invited to attend a special education seminar hosted by:
David T. Morwood, M.D., F.A.C.S Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Certiﬁed, American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
The Truth About Plastic Surgery Ofﬁce Procedures
• Minimally and Non-Invasive Procedures for Facial and Body Rejuvenation • Botox • Fillers • Fat Grafts • Natural Neck Lifts • Ofﬁce Procedures • TCA Peels • Skin Care • Liposuction • "Cool Sculpting" Non-Invasive Fat Elimination, FDA Cleared
(actual patient photos)
A custom designed approach is developed for every one of our valued clients. Those who attend one of our complimentary seminars will receive a free personal cosmetic consultation - a $100 value. Learn how Dr. Morwood's approach combining art and science can result in a more natural look.
Offering a full compliment of plastic and reconstructive procedures including skin care, cosmetic surgery, injury and trauma reconstruction, and cancer reconstruction. Dr. Morwood has over 20 years experience in plastic surgery and hosts YOUR HEALTH on TV and radio. Dr. Morwood was selected as one of America's Top Plastic Surgeons in 2011, 2009 and 2008.
COMBINING CUTTING EDGE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY WITH OLD WORLD CUSTOMER SERVICE
665 Munras Ave., Ste 220 Monterey CA 93940
proudly serving the military since 1975
14 e n u ay, J 0pm d s . r Thu pm-7:3 ., F.A.C.S 6:00 wood, M.DSte 220
r ve., . Mo A T s d a i av y nr
tere s Mon and drink . rs
tize rved Appe ill be se or w 8661 . 6 4 1.6 P 83 tion@ V S p R rece ood.com orw DrM
8 - Monterey Military News â€˘ June 8, 2012
Monterey Military News • June 8, 2012 - 9
CROSSWORD PUZZLE WEEKEND CROSSWORD
“BABY TALK” By JOHN LAMPKIN Across 1 A bundle, maybe 7 Money box 11 Fully fills 16 Spot order? 19 Tile with ordered spots 20 Anderson who sang with Ellington 21 The 31-Across’s Quakers 22 Stout relative 23 Kissing game? 25 Recessed photo frame 27 With 98-Across, “The most beautiful face in the world? It’s yours” speaker 28 Turner of records 29 “__ a Lady” 30 Lousy-sounding sausage 31 College hoops org. 33 Movie promo 36 Wine holders 37 Compassionate 41 Some are tributarios 42 Tchaikovsky’s middle name 44 Thing sliding down an aisle? 48 Old ad challenge to wannabe artists 52 Leer at 53 Rest atop 54 Filmmaker Lee 56 Cause of kitchen tears 57 Brooks of comedy 58 Waterfall sounds 59 Wordplay user 61 Iditarod front-runner 63 Half a 45 65 Zeno, e.g. 67 Like sack dresses
68 Popular party appetizers? 72 Fran Drescher sitcom 74 Miller’s Willy 75 Lab protection org.? 78 Andy with record-setting serves in excess of 150 mph 79 Barnyard beast 80 Cheney’s successor 83 Dorm VIPs 84 Words often heard before a large number 85 Big Papi’s team 87 One of the Minor Prophets 88 Bloke 89 Animation pioneer 91 Dire circumstance, idiomatically? 95 Critical times 97 Pos. and neg. 98 See 27-Across 99 Large land mass 102 Court activity 104 Noah’s eldest 106 Keebler cracker 108 15th-century English ruling house 109 Going nowhere 111 Doctor Bartolo, in “The Barber of Seville” 116 Observatory tool 118 “Ego Trippin’” rapper? 120 Spot 121 Cut off during pursuit 122 Aural cleaner 123 “The Hairy Ape” playwright 124 Coral isle 125 Bring joy to 126 Steinway’s partners? 127 Scary spots in suspense movies Down
1 Catalog stuff: Abbr. 2 “Forgetful me!” 3 Forget to include 4 It may be broken on the road 5 Beetle’s appendage 6 Water, to chemists 7 Talus neighbor 8 Terrible tsar 9 Booze, facetiously 10 Low area? 11 Japanese restaurant staple 12 Orbital point farthest from the sun 13 Thistlelike plant 14 Stop 15 Winter blanket 16 Native Israeli 17 Runner-up’s lament 18 Campus armful 24 JFK posting 26 Waistline concern? 29 Merit badge site 32 String quartet member 34 Sinbad’s giant egg-layer 35 Relieve (of) 37 “Ivy Mike” test weapon 38 Eggs on 39 Multi-legged critters 40 Juice drink suffix 41 Sits in a cage, say 43 Zagreb resident 45 Covert govt. group 46 “A Bell for Adano” author 47 Feedbag morsel 49 Common 50 Lows 51 Many MIT grads 55 Watkins __: N.Y. roadracing town 58 Won back 59 Skid row figures
60 Long-range nuke 62 Grazer with a rack 64 Romantic night out? 66 Paints for Pissarro 67 Exile 69 Health supplements co. 70 Colonial well fillers 71 Dwells on to excess 72 Plodded 73 Hägar’s daughter 76 “Please, Daddy?” 77 “__ Is Born” 79 Drop from the staff 81 Agnus __ 82 Aerie builder 86 “Come on, that’s enough!” 87 Enters, as a cab 88 D.C. school named for a president 90 Verb for Popeye 92 Try to spot, with “for” 93 TLC provider 94 Fido’s Easter treat 96 Musician with a 1712 Stradivarius 99 Montezuma, e.g. 100 “Later!” 101 R&B’s __ Brothers 103 Sherlock’s adversary Adler 104 Feeds, as pigs 105 Cool, old-style 107 Tennis legend 110 Rub out 112 Quite impressed 113 Moonshine mouthful 114 Like some providers 115 Feathered head-turners 117 Animation collectible 118 Quilting units: Abbr. 119 Arg. neighbor
10 - Monterey Military News • June 8, 2012
BUSINESS riefs ADVERTISING FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES...
THE WEST IN ART AND ARTIFACT Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10AM-6PM; Sunday, June 17, 2012,10AM-4PM in the Monterey Room at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey Sometimes good things just get better…..and better. For the past seven years Indian Arts Markets has held an outstanding Native American art show in Monterey. They return this June 16 and 17 with THE WEST IN ART AND ARTIFACT, an exhibit and sale with a new dimension. Both Western and Native American art and memorabilia will be shown. The quality of Indian Arts Markets will remain, and will be joined by quality Western Americana. Joining these two uniquely American cultures into one exhibit is appropriate. After all, their cultures have been intertwined for well over a century. Visitors to THE AMERICAN WEST may well find spurs, boots, chaps, and maybe even a saddle….. side by side with Indian pottery, baskets and weavings.. Needless to say, jewelry, fine art, fetishes and artifacts will be found. In keeping with its roots, THE WEST will offer quality in both antique and contemporary art and artifacts. But equally important, visitors will something for the casual buyer as well as the serious collector. Collectors will find a broad range of older baskets offered by Gienger Investments, Sundance, and Pook-aMoon Gallery. Old Adobe Traders and Miles and Miles Trading will have a broad range of art and memorabilia, both old and new.. Todos Santos Trading Post and Alpha Ethnographic Arts have a strong background in old and new Inuit and Aleut art. And no one offers a more complete display of Zuni fetishes than 2 Bears Indian Art. For fine art enthusiasts, former Indian Artist of the Year John Balloue will be present, and Potsherds Indian Art will
again offer excellence in both Native American and Western framed art.
Jewelry? Both old pawn and contemporary work will be in abundance, and in all price ranges.. Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, Santo Domingo, and other styles will be there. No imports will be allowed. Western enthusiasts will enjoy the displays of Jon Gilmore, a western art dealer for over twenty years. And from Durango, Colorado, Raindance Gallery will come with western memorabilia,as well as Native American art.. All in all, THE WEST promises to be worth the visitor’s while. Admission is $8.00, with children under 12 free. Parking is free. For more information, the website is www.indianartsmarkets.com, or call Dick at 619-670-45803 or 619-517-1977.
TO INCLUDE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE MONTEREY MILITARY NEWS, CONTACT JEANIE JOHNSON, 831.915.8817
Continued from page 4
shipment. Relocating can be costly, so it is crucial to promptly and accurately file PCS travel vouchers to ensure receiving proper reimbursement. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service website offers information about vouchers and entitlements, including checklists and guidance to filling out and filing the required paperwork. Many service members find their payments delayed due to errors such as failing to attach complete copies of their orders or not obtaining the proper signatures. Besides the logistical challenges of relocation, moving can be a rough experience for Army families, especially children and teenagers. The website Military Youth on the Move features advice for young family
members on packing, saying goodbye, traveling and keeping in touch. Changing duty stations is often challenging and stressful. However, by planning ahead, staying organized and taking advantage of the wide range of helpful tools available online, it is possible to have a fairly painless and trouble-free move. “Plan early and relax later,” Johnson said. (Localized from an ARNEWS article.)
Monterey Military News • June 8, 2012 - 11
For more information Defense Personal Property Program: www.move.mil Military Youth on the Move: http:// tiny.cc/8z6hfw Defense Finance and Accounting Service: www.dfas.mil
Serving Monterey County’s Men and Women of the United States Military Serving Monterey County’s Men and Women of the United States Military
Monterey Military News Jeanie Johnson Johnson Jeanie Advertising Sales Manager
September 15 - September 25 September 15 - September 25
Advertising Sales Manager
831.761.7354Ofﬁce Ofﬁce 831.761.7354 831.915.8817Cell Cell 831.915.8817
100Westridge WestridgeDrive, Drive,Watsonville WatsonvilleCA CA95076 95076 100 100 Drive • Watsonville CA 95076 email@example.com FAXWestridge 831.761.7305 firstname.lastname@example.org FAX 831.761.7305 email@example.com
The Only IVF Center between Los Angeles and San Jose Conveniently Located On The Central Coast � Infertility Evaluation and Treatment � In Vitro Fertilization � Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery � Artiﬁcial Insemination � Comprehensive Gynecology � On Site Hormone Laboratory � On Site Semen Analysis � On Site Surgery Center
New! Egg Freezing To Prolong Fertility! We Have Over 1000 Fertility Success Stories!
The Fertility & Gynecology Center Monterey Bay IVF 831-649-4483 ���������������������������������� ����������������������
Weekend Crossword Solved Crossword Puzzle Solved
12 - Monterey Military News • June 8, 2012
Your commitment is to our country. Our commitment is to you. Exclusive to Military Servicemembers and Veterans: CHASE MILITARY BANKING Show your qualifying Military ID and open a Chase Premier Plus CheckingSM account1. Then, you are entitled to receive all of the benefits of this premier account designed especially for you, America’s best and bravest: • No minimum balance requirement • No monthly Service Fee • No fees on four non-Chase ATM transactions per month2 • No fees on Money Orders, Travelers Checks, and Gift Cards3 • Discounts on other products and services4 Visit your nearest Chase branch or ChaseMilitary.com
1. Chase Military Banking benefits are available only on Chase Premier Plus Checking account. Deposit accounts subject to approval. We will notify you of changes to your account terms and fees. 2. No non-Chase ATM fee charged by Chase for using another institution’s ATM. Usage fees may be charged by the institution that owns the ATM. 3. Gift cards not sold in CT or NJ. Gift card purchases online are $4.95 per card for standard shipping (ships in 5-7 business days). 4. All Home Lending products are subject to credit and property approval. Rates, program terms, and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice. Not all products are available in all states or for all loan amounts. Other restrictions and limitations apply. Home lending and deposit products offered by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. © 2012 JPMorgan Chase & Co.
6/5/2012 9:45:20 AM
Published on Mar 28, 2012
Published on Mar 28, 2012
The Monterey Military News is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense, Department of the Army, and the Presidio o...