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DEC 2011–JAN 2012

Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation H Presidio of Monterey, California

ALL SERVICES WELCOME!

Get Out of Town! Holiday Alternatives

Remaining in the area but need someplace to go? ODR has a full listing of Adventure and Leisure Tours.

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UFC 140

Jones vs Machida Live at Hobson Center

Financial Management

David Ramsey’s Financial Peace University

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Family & MWR Wishes All Of You A Safe And Happy Holiday.

COUPONS INSIDE!


Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation

Presidio of Monterey l California Director, Family & MWR

Bob Emanuel

Marketing Manager

Kristen Blauvelt

Graphic Designers

Arlo Hitzemann

bob.emanuel@us.army.mil kristen.blauvelt@us.army.mil wolfgang.j.hitzemann@us.army.mil

Martin Odom

martin.j.odom@us.army.mil The “BLAST” is a monthly publication of the Family & MWR Marketing Department, Presidio of Monterey, (831) 242-5056. All information is correct at the time of distribution and is subject to change without notice. It is the patron’s responsibility to verify prices, dates, times and other information directly with each Family and MWR activity. POM stands for Presidio of Monterey, OMC stands for Ord Military Community. Advertisement does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Army, DoD or Federal Government. For commercial sponsorship or advertising inquiries, contact Kristen Blauvelt at (831) 242-6633.

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amily and Morale, Welfare & Recreation Presidio of Monterey provides quality support and leisure services that enhances the lives of Service Members, Civilians, Families, military retirees and other eligible participants. Family and MWR programs, services and activities offer opportunities to enrich your life culturally and creatively.  Our programs relieve stress, build strength and resilience and help your Family to stay physically,  mentally and financially fit.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

Bldg. 228 on POM l Mon-Wed 10:30 am - 5:30 pm l Thu-Fri 11 am - 6 pm l Sat 8 am - 1 pm l (831) 242-5506 / 6133

www.pom-odr.com

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A I N R O F I L Golden Gate Bike Tour

Photo by Mike Perrenoud

December 10, 8:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m. Ride from the Pier 39 to Crissy Field then up over the golden gate bridge. Bring your camera. $45 per person to walk and $75 per person to bike. Age 6+.

Paintball l December 10

Photo by Muris Kuloglija Kula

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, $30* per Person if you drive or $35* per Person to ride with us. Join us and play paintball in Hollister. Trip includes marker, mask and 100 rounds of paint. Player’s sign up at ODR or at www.tag-paintball.com with the promo code: pomodr.

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ADVENTURE PROGRAMS

Bldg. 228 on POM l Mon-Wed 10:30 am - 5:30 pm l Thu-Fri 11 am - 6 pm l Sat 8 am - 1 pm l (831) 242-5506 / 6133

www.pom-odr.com

www.facebook.com/PresidioODR

Adventure Trips* Kirkwood January 14. One day ski trip.

Ventura Beach House December 2–4. Surf, SCUBA or just chill. $145 per person.

December 15–January 2 Winter Block Leave Activities Call today to arrange a tour.

Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour & Photography Trip December 10, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Join us on a easy bike ride from the famed pier 39 then onto Crissy field then up over the golden gate bridge. We will catch a ferry back to San Francisco. Bring your camera and our guide will help you take some photos that will last a lifetime. $45 per person to walk and $75 per person to bike. Age 6+.

Kayak the Bay $35 per person.

Boreal and Sugar Bowl January 20–22. Weekend ski trip.

Elk Horn Slough Kayak Tour $45 per person.

Sugar Bowl January 21. One day ski trip.

Surf Santa Cruz Minimum of 4. $45 per person.

Sierra at Tahoe January 27–29. Two day South Shore ski tour.

Monterey Surf $35 per person.

Sierra at Tahoe January 28. One day ski trip.

Ski with MWR

Sunrise Kayak Tour. Trip meets at 5:45 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts. $45 per person. Paint Ball $35 per person. Lake Tahoe December 20–22 & 27–29. Mid week ski trip.

Due to the upredictable nature of weather in snowy areas; trips, times and locations may vary. Call ahead for updated information.

January 2 Block Leave Returns

Winter Block Leave Activities include a lot of skiing. Check out our listing of ski trips available during this time.

DIVING CERTIFICATIONS

Alpine Meadows January 7. One day ski trip.

Open Water Certification

Kirkwood January 13–15. Weekend ski trip. MLK with Beal AFB Travis AFB.

50% OFF

any Equipment Check-Out at Outdoor Recreation Presidio of Monterey | Bldg. 228 | 242-5506/6133 www.pom-odr.com Not valid with any other offers. Restrictions may apply. BLAST012012

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Photo by Paniti Marta

Kirkwood January 6–8. Weekend ski trip.

December 3–4 & 10–11, $299* January 7–8 & 14–15, $299*

Advanced Open Water Certification December 17–18, $265* January 21–22, $265*

Photo by Uffe S.

*Prices and schedules are subject to change.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

Bldg. 228 on POM l Mon-Wed 10:30 am - 5:30 pm l Thu-Fri 11 am - 6 pm l Sat 8 am - 1 pm l (831) 242-5506 / 6133

www.pom-odr.com

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Lake Tahoe Lodging

Our cabins in South Lake Tahoe are comfortable for a weekend stay or extended vacation outings. The cabins are fully stocked with everything you need for a nice getaway. The locations are close to shopping, casinos, the beautiful Lake Tahoe shoreline and beaches. Get more information on our cabins, photos and rates at: www.pom-odr.com/southlakecabins.htm

Discounted Tickets

Get your tickets to local and national attractions at ODR for a discounted rate! Tickets include: Great America, Raging Waters, Disneyland, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and many more. Ticket Vouchers from ODR will save you: up to $20* at Great America Theme Park up to $34* at Legoland up to $15* at Discovery Kingdom (Marine World) View all discounted tickets available to you at: www.pom-odr.com/leisuretourtravelservices.htm Disneyland Military Salute 3 Day Park Hopper Pass, only $99* for Active Duty and Retirees. Discounted Hotels within walking distance to the Disneyland Resort.

Cruises

Come and meet our Travel Associate and find your favorite Cruise. We work with all major cruise lines and many are now offering some fantastic specials. Take a cruise to the Bahamas, Eastern and Western Caribbean, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Europe; the possibilities are endless.

Resort Comfort At The Right Price!

With a resort getaway, you can enjoy resort accommodations for two to six people for less than you would pay at many hotels. Discover a world of resort vacations. Most resorts have kitchens, plus cozy living rooms and private bedrooms so you can go on vacation without leaving the comforts of your home.

$369 - $399, 7 Day Vacations To book resort accomodations please go to www.afvclub.com Destinations include: St. Thomas, Virgin Island, Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean Islands, Europe, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Flagstaff Arizona, Reno Nevada Weirs Beach New Hampshire, Ontario Canada, Maztlan, Mexico, Ormand Beach Florida, Virginia Beach Virginia.

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LEISURE TRAVEL SERVICES

Bldg. 228 on POM l Mon-Wed 10:30 am - 5:30 pm l Thu-Fri 11 am - 6 pm l Sat 8 am - 1 pm l (831) 242-5506 / 6133

www.pom-odr.com

www.facebook.com/PresidioODR

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December 17, 2011

January 14, 2012

Hearst Castle Day Tour $99

Nutcracker Ballet San Jose Center for the Performing Arts $82

Napa Wine Tour $185

See the Castle in the manner in which Mr. Hearst decorated for the Holidays! This is your opportunity to experience two tours. We will explore the upper floors of the Casa Grande on the Upstairs Suites Museum tour then, off to the Cottages and Kitchen tour. Hearst used the castle as his primary residence and there he entertained the elite of Hollywood, politics and sports. Hearst Castle stands as the remarkable achievement of one man’s dream and is a “palace in every sense of the word”. Don’t miss this once a year holiday event. Last day to reserve your space is November 29, 2011.

Hailed as one of the most entertaining versions of Nutcracker anywhere in the country! This is the tale of Maria and her beloved nutcracker that will delight all audiences, young and old alike. The theater alone is a wonderland of surprises with lavish decorations, a boutique of ballet and holiday treasures, choirs, free toys and characters from the show posing for photos with patrons. A Not-To-BeMissed Treasure of the Season, and a Gift for the Holidays! Last day to reserve your space is December 9, 2011.

December 10, 2011

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair San Francisco $55 Set the holiday mood this year with Charles Dickens’ London Town-a city filled with lively & colorful characters you will remember from literature and history. Continue the family tradition on your excursion into Christmas past. Enjoy holiday aromas of roasted chestnuts, pine boughs, freshly baked scones and hearty foods. See theatrically lit music halls, the sounds of carolers, pubs, dance parties and Christmas shops on winding lanes filled with unique treasures. See rollicking entertainment on six stages and in the streets. Something for all ages! Last day to reserve your space is December 7, 2011.

Photo by Raymond Van Tassel

Photo by Fokko Veenstra

January 7, 2012

San Francisco Get Acquainted Tour $45 We begin our day with spectacular views from Twin Peaks, and off to the Golden Gate Bridge. We visit the Civic Center Plaza and get the historic essence of the city with some of its most important institutions. Next stop, Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf where you’ll enjoy the sights, sounds, shops, restaurants and family friendly attractions. Our last stop, Union Square the centerpiece of the City’s shopping district or you can take a short walk/trolley ride to Chinatown. This is your opportunity to see the major sites of the City and a day you’ll remember! Last day to reserve your space is January 5, 2012.

The perfect start to the Napa Valley wine country tour is by shuttle bus over the Golden Gate Bridge. We will visit the Andretti Winery, have a picnic lunch, then off to the V. Sattui Winery, Franciscan Winery, and the Whitehall Lane Winery. As the sun begins to set, you will experience a calming 50 minute cruise back across the bay.

Photo by Stephen J. Sullivan

January 21, 2012

The Walt Disney Museum and Exploratorium $76 Disney fans: The Disney Museum shares the history of Walt Disney, the man, told by him and others who knew him. The museum is full of original sketches, artifacts, photos, audio clips and very detailed explanations of processes for film making. We will then travel to the Exploratorium which offers hundreds of exhibits designed to let you explore, discover and play! Everyone will find something new to try and, new to think about. A hands on museum of science, art and human perception.

January 28, 2012

Monterey Movie Tour $62.50 Enjoy the history of the Monterey Peninsula through the Eyes of Hollywood. You will take a tour of sites from movies and television filmed on the Monterey Peninsula. This narrated bus tour provides a two-in-one outing by showing you scenes of movies on overhead monitors at the exact location where they were filmed and you will be able to spend time taking in the breathtaking scenery of the area.

Call ODR for more info and pricing. *Prices and schedules subject to change.

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TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Bldg. 4512 on OMC l Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm l (831) 242-6407 Bus Charter / 6311 Vehicle Storage & Van Rental

www.pom-odr.com

Storage Facility

ODR’s Storage facility, located on the Ord Military Community, has space to store your boats, vehicles and trailers of any size. Short and long term storage is available, as well as temporary storage of PCS related vehicles. The secure storage lot has electronic gates with personal entry codes, convenient 24/7 access, and is monitored by camera surveillance. Dump and wash stations are available.

Van & Minivan Rentals

ODR has a large fleet of affordable rental vehicles available. The Ford Econoline has ample space for up to 15 passengers. Our smaller, family friendly Honda Odyssey is perfect for your road trip to Lake Tahoe! The new Ford Flex can also accommodate groups with up to 8 passengers. For smaller groups, Enterprise® and Hertz® rental cars can be reserved through ODR at discount rates. For rental conditions and policies please visit our website at www.pom-odr.com.

Charter Bus Services

ODR’s selection of buses range from 57-passenger luxury liners to 15-passenger vans. ODR can service most transportation needs, multiple options are available for your group and destination. Chartered drivers are professional and of course, courteous. For a quote, send a copy of your complete trip itinerary, number of passengers and destination by fax to 242-6310 or by email to charters@pom-odr.com.

Rental Car Services

Enterprise® and Hertz® rental cars can be reserved through ODR at discount rates. Hertz® rental cars can also be booked online by using our promo codes. For official travel use CDP#1845021, for personal travel use CDP#1845019.

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BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE SERVICE MEMBERS Bldg. 228 on POM (Inside ODR) l BOSS Advisor (831) 242-4423

You can make it happen! Become part of the solution.

RECREATION & LEISURE

Who is BOSS?

Photo by Arlo Hitzemann

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BOSS at the Presidio of Monterey

BOSS Headquarters is located at Bldg. 228 (inside ODR), come on down and check out the BOSS Headquarters and ODR’s specials. Bring your friends, single or married. Either way we will take good care of you. Check out upcoming BOSS/ODR adventures on page 4/5.

Call for BOSS Representatives

Do your part by becoming a BOSS Representative today. Make sure your voice gets heard at BOSS meetings, participate in volunteer opportunities, and enjoy the outcome on BOSS recreation and leisure trips and tours.

BOSS Online Facebook www.facebook.com/PresidioBOSS Scan this code with your smart phone.

Fun activities are planned by the BOSS council working in conjunction with the MWR Advisor and CSM. These events are geared towards the desires of the Service Members on that installation. Community Service BOSS makes a difference by volunteering in community projects and events. This is always voluntary in nature and Service Members find this to be personally rewarding. Mission To enhance the quality of life and morale of single Service Members, increase Service Member retention and sustain readiness. Vision Be the advocate for single Service Members to ensure they have a Quality of Life commensurate with their service.

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HOBSON STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTER

Bldg. 843 on POM l Mon-Thu 3 - 10 pm l Fri 3 pm - 1:30 am l Sat 11 am - 1:30 am l Sun 11 am - 6 pm l (831) 242-5447

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on-stop action fills the Hobson Student Activity Center with weekly tournaments and three sound-proof music rooms, karaoke, air hockey shuffleboard, wide screen televisions with cable, state of the art movie rooms, free movies, video game checkout, wireless internet access throughout the facility and special events partnered with JAVA Café and the BOSS program. Take a look inside Hobson Student Activity Center online at www.pom-hsac.com/gallery/.

December Events

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Thursday Night Football 5:20 p.m.

Christmas Tree Lighting 6 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. TGIF/Karaoke Night 8:30 p.m.

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Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. TGIS/Karaoke Night 8:30 p.m.

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Sunday at HSAC 10 .a.m., 1 & 5:30 p.m. Monday Night Football at HSAC 5:30 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m.

Guitar & Bass Guitar Classes 6–8 p.m.

Thursday Night Football 5:20 p.m.

Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. TGIF/Karaoke Night 8:30 p.m. Speed Dating, 9 p.m.

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Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. TGIS/Karaoke Night 8:30 p.m. UFC 140 $5 Entry. Doors open at 5 p.m.

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Monday Night Football at HSAC 5:30 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m.

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Guitar & Bass Guitar Classes 6–8 p.m. Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Night Football 5:20 p.m.

Open Rec 4 p.m.–9 p.m. Open Rec 4 p.m.–9 p.m. Xbox 360 Tourney Halo Reach, 5 p.m. Open Rec December 18–December 23, 4 p.m.–9 p.m. Open Rec 12 p.m.–5 p.m. CLOSED Merry Christmas Open Rec 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Open Rec December 27–30, 4 p.m.–9 p.m. Open Rec 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

January Events

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CLOSED Happy New Year Open Rec 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Guitar & Bass Guitar Classes 6–8 p.m. TGIF/Karaoke Night 8:30 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m.

Wild Card Weekend 10:00 a.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. TGIS/Karaoke Night 8:30 p.m.

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CALENDAR l DEC 2011–JAN 2012

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Guitar & Bass Guitar Classes

Wild Card Weekend 10:00 a.m.

Photo by John Hughes

Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m.

Guitar & Bass Guitar Classes 6–8 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. TGIF/Karaoke Night 8:30 p.m.

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Divisional Playoffs 10 a.m., 1:15 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. Xbox 360 Tourney Marvel vs Capcom 3, 8 p.m. TGIS/Karaoke Night 8:30 p.m. Divisional Playoffs 10 a.m., 1:15 p.m.

Wednesdays 7–8 p.m. Individual Sessions Only. Intermediate Guitar & Beginning Bass Guitar. 1 Lesson per week. $25 per student.

Group Course

Wednesdays 6–7 p.m. Groups of 3-6 Students Beginning Guitar. 12 One-Hour Lessons. 12 Weeks/1 Lesson per week. $75 per student.

Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m.

Advance payment required for all lessons.

Guitar & Bass Guitar Classes 6–8 p.m. Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m.

You have to bring your own acoustic guitar (no electrics) to each lesson. You will learn music theory fundamentals in order to grasp not just a level of proficiency with the instrument, but an understanding of its place in a small rock or jazz combo. The group classes will conclude with a short ensemble recital. Lessons will be held at Hobson Center Activity Center.

Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. TGIF/Karaoke Night 8:30 p.m.

Private Music Lessons

Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. TGIS/Karaoke Night 8:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Private Lessons

Conf. Championship 10 a.m., 1:15 p.m.

Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m.

Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Oboe, Recorder, Trumpet, Cornet, Trombone, Alto Horn, Euphonium (Baritone), French Horn, and Tuba

Friday, Saturday and Monday Lessons taught by Kurt Heisig in 1/2 hour sessions, 7–10 p.m. $200 per month. Please call 242-5447 for more info

Guitar & Bass Guitar Classes 6–8 p.m.

Photo by Karen Bramblet

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Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. TGIF/Karaoke Night 8 p.m.

Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. Wii Tourney Mario Kart, 8 p.m. TGIS/Karaoke Night 8:30 p.m.

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Super Bowl Party February 5, 2012 at HSAC

Scan this code with your smart phone.

HSAC Online

www.facebook.com/PresidioHSAC

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Open Mic Photo by Christopher Bruno

LIVE @ HOBSON CENTER!

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Saturday, December 10 Jones vs Machida BLDG. 843 on POM l (831) 242-5447 Free Entry l Doors open at 5 pm

Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 p.m.

Hobson Student Activity Center For more information call 242-5447 or contact HSAC Staff

Friday December 16th For more information please contact the staff at HSAC or call 242-5447

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Photo by alex27

TGIF Christmas Party


DECEMBER / JANUARY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Texas Hold‘Em Tournament Friday, February 6 at 7 p.m. $20 Buy In, $10 Re-buy

For more information please contact the staff at HSAC or call 242-5447

Photo by Trevor Goodwin

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JAVACafé

JAVACafé

Hobson JAVA Café l (831) 242-7323

Located adjacent to Hobson Student Activity Center (HSAC) in Bldg. 843 on POM. Hours: M-F 7am - 1pm, F 7pm - 1am, SAT 7pm - 12am Hobson JAVA is open every Friday and Saturday for food specials and extensive drink menu. Stop by for games, entertainment, great food and to meet new people!

Mid-POM JAVA Café l (831) 242-7123

Centrally located right at the green area at the Berlin wall in Bldg. 632 on POM. Hours: M-F 7am - 3pm Mid-POM JAVA offers a wide variety of breakfast and lunch items, weather you are in a hurry or want to sit down Mid-POM is the right choice.

Special Menu Items @ Mid-POM JAVA

Make sure to try these delicious new meals, available at Mid-POM JAVA Café. Short Rib Sliders Kalbi short rib with wasabi mayo, pepper jack cheese and crunchy cabbage slaw

Coyote Quesadilla

Korean Fusion Bowl

Hobson JAVA Café opens early on HSAC Special Events Nights!

Kalbi Bowl

Check the Hobson Student Activity Center events calendar on pages 10/11, JAVA is open early on HSAC event days.

Pizza Specials @ Hobson JAVA Monday to Friday, a different 17” pizza for a discounted price. Only at Hobson JAVA! Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Mushrooms, veggies, tofu, steamed rice and chili sauce Barbequed boneless short ribs, veggies, kalbi sauce, over steamed rice

Chicken Sate Bowl Grilled marinated chicken breast, asian veggies and thai peanut sauce on over steamed rice

Bulgogi Sirloin Wrap BBQ beef with crunchy salad & sizzle sauce

17” Cheese...................................... $6.00 17” Double Pepperoni................... $11.95 17” Pig Pie ..................................... $11.95 17” White Pizza with Chicken........ $11.95 17” Any 2 Toppings....................... $11.95

BULGOGI WRAP Kogi Beef Tacos Marinated barbequed beef, romaine soy dressing, onion salsa and drizzled with sesame red salsa

Tomato Basil Mozzarella with Lemon Zest Mayo Sweet tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella with lemon mayo on flatbread

Lower-POM JAVA Café l (831) 236-3274 Conveniently located on Soldier Field on POM. Hours: M-F 7am - 1pm

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JAVACafé JAVA DEALS!

JAVACafé

Java Cafe December/January Calendar • Special requests from other locations can be filled if ordered

Dollar Book

Save $5 and pick up the JAVA Café Dollar Book. For $15 you get a $20 value. Dollar Books are available at Mid-POM, Lower-POM & Hobson JAVA Café, PFC, POM Lodging, ODR and HSAC.

by 0930 and brought to the location closest to customer. • Serving Starbucks Frappuccinos at all three locations. • Frappuccino Tasting at Mid POM on 15 Dec 2011 from 1000–1300. • Now serving Starbucks House Blend (Medium Roast—More Mild Flavor, Higher Caffeine Content) at all locations.

GREEN Policy

Help cut down our usage of disposable products. Bring in your own clean, reusable mug (up to 24 oz.) and get Starbucks® drip coffee for $1.25.

• Box Lunches provided by Java Café for Winter Block Leave Shuttles can be ordered through Outdoor Recreation.

JAVA Café Punch Card

• Winter Block Leave Closure for Hobson from 16 Dec 2011 to 02 Jan 2012. Closed Friday & Saturday nights during this time period.

Make sure to pick up the new JAVA Café punch card at any of the JAVA locations. You can also print or cut out the card on page 22 and bring it with you. Collect a stamp for each coffee or espresso drink you purchase and receive the 11th drink free.

• Winter Block Leave Closure for Mid POM from 16 Dec 2011 to 02 Jan 2012.

• Low POM Java Café open the first week of Winter Block Leave (19 Dec to 23 Dec 2011) from 0730–1200 daily; Closed 24 Dec 2011 to 02 Jan 2012. • All locations re-open at 0700, 03 Jan 2012.

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY ARMY LODGING Bldg. 366 on POM l Front Desk Hours Daily 8:00 am - 7:00 pm l (831) 645-1199

Friends or Family in town?

www.pomlodging.com

Have your guests stay at Presidio of Monterey Army Lodging!

Skip the hassle of cleaning the house and being a host. When your guests stay at POM Army lodging they can enjoy all the comforts of home, you can spend your time enjoying their visit! POM Army Lodging offers free continental breakfast, a fitness room, laundry rooms, free wireless internet, and amazing scenic views of the Monterey Bay! All rooms include a refrigerator, microwave, and a DVD player. Some of our rooms offer fully equipped kitchens. Pets are welcome year round in our pet duplexes (call for more details). All are eligible with a sponsor. If traveling unofficially, you may book your reservation for anytime of the year, except May through the end of August, in which you may only book 7 days in advance. All official travelers have first priority and may book anytime of the year. Online: Facebook: www.facebook.com/PresidioLOD Website: www.pomlodging.com

“Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible!”

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SPORTS & FITNESS

Did you always want to learn to fly?

For information call (831) 242-5641 / 5557

Are you a pilot, but figured you just couldn’t fly during your time in Monterey?

Have you thought of how beautiful the Monterey area is, and wanted to see it from a different perspective?

We have what you need. Our fleet of training and pleasure aircraft are available at reasonable rates. We also have a bright yellow T-34B Mentor for the more advanced pilots or adventurous tourists. If you need instruction, our professional flight instructors are available to meet your busy schedule. If you just want to see the area from the air, we have many experienced pilots willing to share the joy of flight with you (and some of the costs, of course!). Our aircraft and facilities are available 24/7 to club members. Check out our website at www.montereynavyflyingclub.com, or drop us an email at mnfc@nps.edu.

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PRICE FITNESS CENTER

Bldg. 842 on POM l Mon-Fri 5:00 am - 9:00 pm l Sat, Sun, Holidays 8:00 am - 1:00 pm l (831) 242-5641 / 5557

Fitness made easy!

PFC offers 5 racquetball courts, 3 basketball courts across a main court, 3 physical training rooms with free weights, cardio and Nautilus® equipment, martial arts and exercise rooms, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and saunas. PFC no longer issues towels, patrons can bring their own or purchase a new towel for $2.00. Outside, patrons have access to a brand new 6 lane all-weather track, a brand new football and soccer field, tennis courts, basketball court, BBQ and picnic area.

FITNESS CLASS CALENDAR Regrettably, no more fitness classes will be offered at this time due to budget constraints.

Sports Tournaments

Price Fitness Center (PFC) offers a variety of tournaments to challenge yourself with others. Besides intramural Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer and Volleyball, PFC offers: • • • •

Golf Tournaments Bowling Tournaments Tennis Tournaments Raquetball Tournaments and many more.

Stop at the front desk and ask about details.

Intramural Sports

Coed Intramural Volleyball Starts in October in the PFC gym. Contact Miguel Pablo at 242-5557 for dates and times.

Personal Fitness Trainer

Get fit! Pass PT assistance, increase strength and flexibility. Reduce body fat, nutrition education, conditioning/shape and tone are just a few points our personal trainer can help you with. Contact PFC and make your appointment with Bruce Tuttle today to reach your goals faster!

“OPEN” Badminton

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 - 7 pm

“OPEN” Indoor Soccer Fridays, 5 - 7 pm

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NSAM Sailing Association Come sail with us! The NSAM Sailing Association provides sailing opportunities to the NSA community, including faculty, staff, and students.

Photo by Cherilyn Derusha

Coed Intramural Flag Football Monday–Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. on PFC’s new artificial turf field. Three games a night. For more information contact Miguel Pablo at 242-5557.

NPSSA has two Santana 22’ sailboats available for rent at substantially lower rates than anywhere out in town. The boats are located at the Coast Guard pier in downtown Monterey, providing an incredible opportunity to get out and experience the beautiful Monterey Bay firsthand. No previous sailing experience is required to come and sail, however a check-out sail is required to be completed by all members prior to renting boats. Classes will be offered soon to those people desiring to learn to sail. Additionally, a US Sailing certification program will be offered so that sailing certifications will be transferable to any sailboat rental organization in the country. Sailing at NSA has a long history, and we are proud to be able to offer NSAM personnel the chance to get back out on the water! For more information, contact gbstorer@nps.edu Interested in renting a Slip? If so, contact MWR at ccsilves@nps.edu.

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PARENT CENTRAL SERVICES Bldg. 4260 on OMC l Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm l (831) 242-7765

Save time - go online!

CYSS registration packets are available online at: www.monterey.army.mil/cyss/cyss.html Registration is free! For fast and easy registration go to: https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/presidiocyms.html

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Kids on Site All Service Branches Welcome.

Registration is free. Central Registration staff will gladly assist eligible patrons with registration. For those using our childcare services we will arrange for a parent orientation with the appropriate director. Please call 242-7765 for an appointment! All children and youth utilizing any Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) Program must be registered prior to participation. A valid ID card must accompany the immunization record to register a child. You must also be registered to get on the waiting list for any program with limited space. Parents are invited to attend any FREE training offered by CYSS. Space is limited, please call for additional information or to register.

Kids on Site (KOS) is designated to provide on-site hourly group care when parent(s) or guardian(s) of all children in care are attending the same on-post function and sufficient spaces are not available within the child development center/youth program. This program can be used for special events such as unit parties, meetings, or classes. For information call 242-4207.

SKIES Instructors Needed!

CYSS is always looking for enthusiastic SKIES instructors to teach classes such as: music, dance, martial arts, tutoring, art etc.! If you have talent in these areas or others and you would like to share with the youth of our community, you would be perfect for this program. As a SKIES instructor, you make your schedule! And you can bring your own kids to work with you! Become a SKIES Instructor TODAY! For more information call 242-4207.

SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICE

Bldg. 4260 on OMC l Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm l (831) 242-6904

School Liaison Office

Your School Liaison is the primary link between the military family and the local school system. We hope to help you find the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your child’s education. By providing information to parents and the local school system, we hope to facilitate an interactive relationship that will enable families to make better decisions about their child’s education and personal growth. http://soarathome.org This website provides Free testing against state standards and DoD school standards & tutorials. Parent registers child. http://tutor.com FREE 24/7 on-line tutoring is available for Families of all service branches. For additional information on this offering call the School Liaison Officer (SLO) at 242-6904. Serving the Military community on the Monterey Peninsula.

Homeschooling in Monterey You can register with a public school, private school, public charter school, correspondence course, virtual school, or you can file an R-4 affidavit with the state Contact your SLO for assistance.

Military Home School Families

CYSS is supporting Military Home School Families. Join our meetings at Porter Youth Center to network, share ideas, plan activities and establish connections. 10–110:00 a.m. at Porter Youth Center, Bldg 4283: October 19 • November 16 • December 14 • January 18 February 15 • March 14 • April 11 • May 16 • June 6 Discover the many things that Child, Youth and School Services can offer to you and your children: Facilities, Gymnasium, Computer Lab, Classes, Activities, Field Trips and much more. For more information call 242-6904 or 242-7823.

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FAMILY CHILD CARE

Bldg. 4260 on OMC l Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm l (831) 242-6904

Family Child Care (FCC) homes are a great way to meet your unique child care needs. FCC orientations are held every Friday at 10:30 am in the Parent Central Services office, please call the FCC Director at 242-5820 to make an appointment. FCC providers are trained, professional care givers who offer a warm, home environment for your child. Visit www.armyfcc.com for provider information.

Interested in becoming an FCC Provider? We are looking for moms or dads who want to stay home with their kids and make a little money. We need people who are interested in watching children in their home on- or off-post. We provide training, certification and referrals for you. If you would like to find out more about the application and certification process, please contact the FCC office at Parent Central Services, Bldg. 4260 on OMC.

MONTEREY ROAD CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER Bldg. 7693 on OMC l Mon-Fri 6:30 am - 6:00 pm l (831) 583-1050 / 1051 Children begin to learn about themselves, their families and their community at an early age. All programs through CYS Services strive through art, music, field trips, stories and games to enhance this natural learning. This total child approach is designed to have a positive impact on all children participating and accommodates children at their individual levels.

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The Monterey Road Child Development Center staff is committed to excellence in early childhood programs and encourages parents to provide comments; ideas or suggestions that may help improve services to all our patrons, children and parents alike. Our facility is nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which maintain top standards. Our staff is committed to providing a quality education through the use of the creative curriculum which helps create quality activities for all developmental areas. If you haven’t seen our child development center, please feel free to stop by or call to schedule a tour of our facility. If one decides to register, a mandatory orientation must be attended by at least one parent. Several options are offered for day care. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or if you would like to get more information.

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PORTER YOUTH CENTER

Bldg. 4283 on OMC l (831) 242-7823

Expect fun times at the Porter Youth Center where activities include: sports programs, instructional classes, before and after school care for grades K-12, full day care during school breaks and teen and middle school programs. Youth enjoy games, movies, staging plays, crafts, trips, ballet, piano, gymnastic lessons and study time in the computer lab. In addition, the gymnasium hosts weekly sporting events for local high schools.

Upcoming Events: January Youth Basketball Program

Youth Sports @ Porter Youth Center

Our sports program allows every child to enjoy playing the sport they like. Our sports program offers: All sports activities are located on Ord Military Community (OMC), while the youth sports office is located inside the Porter Youth Center. For more information or to volunteer please contact the Sports Director at (831) 242-7823.

Child Youth School Services Dec/Jan Calendar of Events

DECEMBER Dec. 3 Give Parent’s a Break 12pm-5pm Dec. 8 Parents as Partners Meeting (PPA) 5:15–6 p.m. Dec. 9 Santa Visit 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Dec. 19–30 Holiday Exodus: Reduced Center Hours 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Dec. 23 & 30 Center Closed JANUARY Jan. 12 Parents as Partners Meeting (PPA) 5:15-6 p.m. Jan. 14 Give Parent’s a Break 6 p.m.–11 p.m. Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Day Center Closed For more information please call 583-1050 20 | Dec 2011–Jan 2012 Family and MWR Presidio of Monterey BLAST


BALLET CLASSES

GUITAR CLASSES

PIANO CLASSES

Ballet Classes

Guitar Classes

Piano Classes

(September–May)

Creative Ballet Wednesdays | 2:00–2:45 p.m. Ages 3–4 yrs $65.00/month per student Pre-Ballet Wednesdays | 3:00–3:45 p.m. Ages 4–5 yrs $65.00/month per student Ballet I Wednesdays | 4:00–5:00 p.m. Ages 5–7 yrs $65.00/month per student Ballet II Mondays | 5:00–6:00 p.m. Ages 8–18 yrs $65.00/month per student Dance Mondays | 6:00–7:00 p.m. Ages 12–18 yrs $65.00/month per student For more information call Dave at 242-4207 or Heidi at 449-1302.

Mondays 3:00–3:30 p.m., 3:30–4:00 p.m. 4:00–4:30 p.m., 4:30–5:00 p.m. 5:00–5:30 p.m., 5:30–6:00 p.m. Tuesdays 6:00–6:30 p.m., 6:30–7:00 p.m. 7:00–7:30 p.m., 7:30–8:00 p.m. Wednesdays 10:00–10:30 p.m., 10:30–11:00 p.m. 11:00–11:30 p.m., 2:00–2:30 p.m. 2:30–3:00 p.m., 3:00–3:30 p.m. 3:30–4:00 p.m., 4:00–4:30 p.m. Thursdays 6:00–6:30 p.m., 6:30–7:00 p.m. 7:00–7:30 p.m., 7:30–8:00 p.m. Ages 5–18 yrs $60/month per student

Piano Individual Tuesdays 3:00–3:30 p.m., 3:30–4:00 p.m. Thursdays 3:30–4:00 p.m., 4:00–4:30 p.m. Fridays 3:00–3:30 p.m., 3:30–4:00 p.m. 4:00–4:30 p.m., 4:30–5:00 p.m. 5:00–5:30 p.m. Ages 5–18 yrs $65.00/month per student. Piano Small Group Tuesdays 4:00–4:45 p.m. & 4:45–5:30 p.m. Wednesdays 10:00–10:45 a.m., 10:45–11:30 a.m. Thursdays 4:00–4:45 p.m., 4:45–5:30 p.m. Ages 5–18 $40.00/month per student.

For more information call Dave at 242-4207 To confirm class time call Taylor at 663-3686.

For more information call Dave at 242-4207 or Stephanie at 261-2792.

To register for any of these SKIES classes, please contact CYSS Parent Central Services at 242-7765 or online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/

THEATER ARTS MARTIAL ARTS

LANGUAGE

CLASSES CLASSES CLASSES Theater Arts Classes

Martial Arts Classes

Language Classes

Theater I Mondays and Thursdays 4:00–5:00 p.m. Ages 4–5 yrs $40.00/month per student

Aikido I Tuesdays 4:00–5:00 p.m. Ages 4–6 yrs $60.00/month per student

Spanish I Mondays 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Theater II Wednesdays and Thursdays 5:00–6:00 p.m. Ages 6–18 yrs $40.00/month per student

Aikido II Tuesdays 5:00–6:00 p.m. Ages 7–18 yrs $60.00/month per student

Voice, Group Wednesdays 10:00–11:00 a.m. Fridays 4:00–5:00 p.m. Ages 5–18 yrs $30.00/month per student Voice, Individual Fridays 5:00–5:30 p.m., 5:30–6:00 p.m. Ages 5–18 yrs $40.00/month per student For more information call Dave at 242-4207 or Nicole at 224-0814.

Jujitsu I Saturdays 12:00–1:00 p.m. Ages 5–12 yrs $30.00/month per student

Spanish II Wednesdays 5:00–6:00 p.m. Ages 7–12 yrs $60/month per student German Wednesdays 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Ages 7–18 yrs $30/month per student

Jujitsu II Saturdays 1:00–2:00 p.m. Ages 12–18 yrs $30.00/month per student

For more info call Dave at 242-4207 or Sensei (Aikido) at 375-8106 or Jeff (Jujitsu) at 925-301-7815.

For more info call Dave at 242-4207 or Kara (Spanish) at 747-7295 or Nicole (German) at 224-0814.


MIDDLE SCHOOL AND TEEN PROGRAM

Bldg. 4283 on OMC l Mon, Tue, Thur 3 - 8 pm l Wed 1 - 8 pm l Fri 3 - 10 pm l Sat 12 - 6 pm l (831) 242-7821 School Break Hours Mon-Fri 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Porter Youth Center is a supervised recreational facility for active duty family members, retired military families and DoD civilians in the Monterey Bay Military community. The center caters to students who attend Marshall Elementary School, Seaside Middle School and Seaside High School. The center offers many activities in which children may participate: • Preteen Dances • Parties • Lock-ins • Arts and Crafts • Tournaments • Tours • Table Games

JAVA SPECIAL

• Indoor/Outdoor Sports • Instructional Classes.

PUNCHCARD JAVA Café Presidio of Monterey Purchase 10 coffee or espresso drinks at any of the JAVA Café Locations on POM and receive the 11th drink free. Not valid with any other offer. Restrictions may apply.

CUT LINE

Porter Youth Center, in combination with School Age Services, provides full day care during school breaks. Activities during these breaks may include field trips like Laser Tag, Paint Ball and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Summer Madness consists of Miniature Golf played in Santa Cruz and Monterey, swimming, trips to the beaches, local rivers, parks and much more!

SCHOOL-AGE SERVICES

Bldg. 4283 on OMC l Mon, Tue, Thur 2:30 - 6:00 pm l Wed 1:00 - 6:00 pm l (831) 242-7821

School Age Services (SAS), located at the Porter Youth Center, offers Out of School care for children in kindergarten through Middle School (5th grade). We provide before and/or after school care for our military children and the community. Our leaders bring children to school in the morning, and when children are dismissed from Marshall School; our leaders walk them back to our center located across the street.

Children receive nutritious USDA approved breakfast, snacks and during school breaks they also receive nutritious lunches.

The children have a choice of participating in various activities, ie physical fitness, life skills, Character Counts, conflict resolutions, computer lab and are actively involved in our homework/Power Hour lab. We are an official Boys and Girls Club and 4-H member.

Children may be enrolled for instructional classes during their time in SAS. These instructional classes may include ballet, gymnastics, and piano.

We have Family Nights once a month, which include parent & staff games and potluck. “Give Parent’s A Break” is conducted once a month to encourage parents to take a break while the children have a fun filled night of activities, to include dinner and a movie.

Full day camps are available for all breaks or days that school’s are out. A typical camp offers a variety of fun activities. We organize special events, field trips, hikes, carnivals and many presentations from a variety of community sources.

The Porter Youth Center has been accredited by the National School Age Child Care Alliance. Our program hours are from 6:30 am to 6:00pm. All children must register in advance at our Parent Central Services Office (242-7765) We are closed on Federal Holidays. Fees are based on a sliding scale.

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GENERAL STILWELL BALLROOM RENTALS Bldg. 4260 on OMC l By Appointment Only l (831) 233-8248

Rent the whole, or half of the General Stilwell Ballroom, the Gold Room or the Conference Room to accommodate all your event needs! Security, catering and other options are available upon request. Rental by an authorized patron of Family and MWR activities only.

Conference Room

Room Rates Gold Room - $300* CYSS Conference Room - $250* 1/2 Ballroom - $700* Whole Ballroom - $1400* *Prices and schedules are subject to change.

Gold Room

All fees are based on six hours of usage; Additional fees to be included based on desired amenities. Contact Marc Bolado for information or reservations at 233-8248 or via email at marc.r.bolado@us.army.mil. Facebook: www.facebook.com/POMBallroom

Public Media Release Child and Adult Care Food Program

In accordance with federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250 – 9410 or call 1–800-795-3272 or 1–202–720–5964 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you for your assistance in serving the children of our community.

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50% OFF any Equipment Check-Out at Outdoor Recreation Presidio of Monterey | Bldg. 228 | 242-5506/6133 www.pom-odr.com Not valid with any other offers. Restrictions may apply. BLAST012012

COUPON

The Presidio of Monterey CYSS participates in the United States Department of the Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program. To ensure access to the program by children within our community, we are required to notify the media in our service areas of our participation in the program.

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ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE Bldg. 4260 on OMC l Mon-Fri 7:45 am - 4:45 pm l (831) 242-7660

www.pom-acs.com

Events l Dec 2011–Jan 2012 Most classes recommend pre-registration to hold a seat and especially those classes that provide childcare. You can register over the phone or conveniently click on the green registration button to register via email (info@pom-acs.com). If not otherwise mentioned, please call ACS at 242-7660 for more information

Financial Management Readiness Training Saturday, 10 December & 14, 28 January, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Preview Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Topics will include: Principles of Personal Budgeting, Using Credit Wisely, Checkbook Management, Saving and Investing (IRA and TSP). It is recommended that all IET Service Members attend a session. For more information call ACS at 242-5501

Armed Forces Team Building Level II Tuesday, 6, 8 & 13 December, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. AFTB Level II offers training to enhance professional growth and leadership development opportunities for family members who are ready to assume leadership positions. Team Building, Community Leadership and Advanced Problem Solving are some of the classes offered in this level. FREE childcare is available. Registration is required. Call ACS for more information at 242-7660.

Special Needs Parent Support Group Wednesday, 14 December & 11 January from 6:00–8:00 p.m. This group, co-sponsored by Special Kids Crusade and the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), is for families of children with special needs. Come, share resources, ask questions and get answers from others who understand. Childcare is available on site. For more information, call ACS at 242-5868. Photo by Sigurd Decroos

Parent’s Time at OMC Wednesdays, 7 & 14 December; 4, 11, 18 & 25 January Call for class availability. This is a program for parents and their young children. Meet, share and learn with other parents as we strive to understand the world of the newborn and the curiosity of the toddler. Registration is required; call ACS at 242-5868 or 7653.

Armed Forces Team Building Level I Tuesday, 5, 10 & 20 January, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. AFTB Level I offers training to enhance professional growth and leadership development opportunities for family members who are ready to assume leadership positions. Team Building, Community Leadership and Advanced Problem Solving are some of the classes offered in this level. FREE childcare is available. Registration is required. Call ACS for more information at 242-7660

Managing Holiday Stress Tuesday, 6 December, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Website: www.pom-acs.com Kicking Your Holiday Stress Habits; You will learn Facebook: www.facebook.com/PresidioAFAP tips for avoiding seasonal stress and enjoying www.facebook.com/PresidioEFMP holiday treasures. This is an opportunity to reflect on what stress you want to eliminate and what Scan this QR code with your smartphone to view the event calendar on your phone. stress you want to savor. For more information, call ACS at 242-7660 / 5868. 24 | Dec 2011–Jan 2012 Family and MWR Presidio of Monterey BLAST

ACS Online


ALL SERVICES WELCOME

Photo by Randall Hop

Newcomers’ Get Together Thursday, 12 January from 12:00–1:30 p.m. If you’re new to the area and want to meet other spouses, then join in and learn about the area we live in, the activities offered by ACS and the surrounding cities, and the Military discounts in the local communities. Bring the kids, have a bite. Registration is required; call ACS at 242-7660 for more information.

Writing a Winning Resume Thursday, 26 January from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Presented by Mary Jeanne Vincent, learn how to: Create your resume as a compelling marketing tool, Write powerful statements that highlight your unique contributions, Identify action words that sell, and more. Registration is required; call ACS at 242-7660 for more information. Armed Forces Action Plan Conference Thursday, 26 January, 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. & Friday, 27 January, 8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The United States Army Garrison will host the FY12 Armed Forces Action Plan (AFAP) Training and Planning Conference at the Weckerling Center, POM on 26 and 27 JAN 2012. The purpose is to seek input and distinguish the most significant issues affecting the quality of life for Service Members, Family Members, Retirees and Department of Defense Civilians. Registration and Issue Submission forms can be found at www.pom-acs.com Delegates and facilitators are needed. For more information call Jon Kegley, AFAP Program Manager at 242-7096.

Smart Moving Thursday, 26 January from 4:00–5:30 p.m. Learn about your next Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move. Topics included are: Using a Checklist, Knowing your Benefits and Entitlements and Budgeting for Moving. Registration is required; call ACS at 242-7660 for more information.

Convenient Class Registration

Register for any class right now. To save your seat, click on the button below and send us an email (if your device does not support flash email to info@pom-acs.com) with the class you want to register, your name and phone number. You will receive a confirmation email.

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ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE Bldg. 4260 on OMC l Mon-Fri 7:45 am - 4:45 pm l (831) 242-7660

Family Readiness Group

The FRG is an organization of Family Members, volunteers, soldiers/civilian employees, belonging to a unit/organization. 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. 229th MI BN Soldiers, Family Member, or other members of the DLIFLC Army team may find this a useful resource. Contact ACS at 242-7660 or your Family Readiness Assistant Debbie Simpson at 242-6677 for more information.

Armed Forces Team Building

Armed Forces Team Building is a fun program that was developed by military spouses for military spouses. Come meet a new group of friends and learn about the chain of command, how to read an LES and much, much more. Classes are taught by a military spouse on Tuesdays at the Stilwell Community Center.

The Exceptional Family Member Program

EFMP is part of the Army Family Covenant’s commitment to improve quality-of-life issues for Soldiers and Families. Whether you have just arrived or you have been here for a while, please take the time to stop by and see how our local EFMP Manager can support you, she will assist you in finding the resources that you need to make the transition easy for you and your Family. She serves as a resource to Service Members and Families of all branches. The EFMP manager has an open door policy and is happy to take time to meet with families to address individual needs. Please contact the Exceptional Family Member Program office at 242-7960 or email to Angela.d.lambert@us.army.mil.

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Child Supervision Guidelines Age of Child

May I leave my child

home alone?

May I leave my child

home alone overnight?

(See note 2)

outside (to play) unattended? (See notes 1-4)

Newborn-3 years 4-6 years

No

No

No

No

7-9 years

No

No

10-11 years

Yes, for up to 5 daylight hours.

No

12-14 years

Yes, for up to 6 daylight or early evening hours. An adult must check on children in person or over the phone every 3 hours.

No

15-16 years

May I leave my child

No

May I leave my child in

May my child

babysit siblings?

(See notes 2 & 4)

(See notes 2 & 5)

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes, if in a safe (fenced) No area with immediate access (sight and hearing distance) to an adult. Yes, during daylight No hours, if in a playground or yard with ready access (in person) to an adult Yes, with ready access to Yes, for up to 10 minutes if the adult supervision. keys have been removed and the During daylight hours, emergency brake applied. children in 4th grade and above may walk to school/sports activities unaccompanied. Yes

Yes

babysit children that are not siblings?

Yes, Children 13 and older may care for other children Yes, for up to 20 minutes if the Yes, Children 13 and older may for up to 6 hours, but not keys have been removed and the care for siblings for up to 6 overnight. Must have comemergency brake applied. hours, but not overnight. pleted Red Cross Baby-Sitters Course.

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes, but not overnight. Must have completed Red Cross Baby-Sitters Course.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes, for up to 8 hours, but not overnight.

17+ years

May my child

an unattended car?

Notes: 1. Adult supervision is defined as someone who has or assumes responsibility for the child (for example, a parent, guardian, care provider, adult friend). 2. Parents are responsible for assessing the individual capabilities of their children. 3. Ready access is defined as at minimum, telephone access and the telephone number of the person designated as adult supervision. 4. Children may have difficulty assessing dangerous weather conditions (for example, extreme heat or cold) and taking action to protect themselves. 5. The Red Cross Babysitting Course is strongly encouraged.

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Got concerns with your Military Life?

The Armed Forces Action Plan has answers.

Armed Forces Action Plan (AFAP) Training and Planning Conference January 26, 2012 (7:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m.) & January 27, 2012 (8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon) Weckerling Center, Bldg 326 on POM Since 1983, AFAP has been the driving force behind hundreds of Army policy changes and program improvements. AFAP is dedicated to improving standards of living for all military personel and reserve components, family members, retirees and DoD civilians. Free childcare provided. For more information call Army Community Service at 242-7660 or 242-7652. Army Community Service is located in Bldg 4260 on OMC.

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Photo by Andre Charland

Conquer the Mountain! Ski with Outdoor Recreation

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ODR has a great selection of ski trips for the month of January. Check out page 4 for a complete list of our trips. Transportation and guide included. Prices and schedules subject to change.

For more information please call 242-5506 / 6133.

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Family and MWR Eligibility

The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation (Family and MWR) activities are open to eligible Military Service Members, Retirees and their Families, and DoD Civilian Employees with valid photo ID. Specific programs may not be accessible to some, so please contact the Family and MWR activity in question to verify eligibility. Students attending select schools within the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District are eligible to use CYSS Services (in accordance with AR 215-1 and MOA).

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Please take a moment to give us your feedback on our facilities and the services you recieved today.

Take the Interactive Customer Evaluation at http://ice.disa.mil


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