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APRIL 2012

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

ALL SERVICES WELCOME!

Celebrating Military Children 22 Join us April 21st for food, fun and good times while we celebrate Military Children

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Bella On The Bay, Monterey

Go sailing on a 47 foot Italian racer/cruiser with ODR

Battle of Bands/DJ’s at HSAC

Got Skillz? Got Talent? Sign up now at HSAC.

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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 Arlo Hitzemann at (831) 242-5056.

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Welcome to YOUR NETWORK OF SERVICES

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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

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A I N R O F I L SF Bike Tour • April 14

Photo by Chris Gilbert

Surf Lessons • Weekends

Paintball l April 14 Kayak Tour • April 7 Photo by Jeff Jones

Learn to surf with ODR. Reserve your spot today! Lessons dependent upon weather and surf conditions, call ahead for the latest info.

Includes Transportation and Guide.

Photo by Phoenix Redstone

Trip meets weekends at 5:45 a.m. Coffee & Doughnuts provided. $45/Pers* A minimum of at least 4 people req for the trip. Call ODR for info or to book a group. Includes Transportation and Guide.

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Photo by James H-K

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.


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* Kayak Tour • $35 Sat April 7 South Coast Big Sur Camp Out • $99 Fri April 13–Sun April 15 Ski Weekend • $149 & up Fri April 13–Sun April 15 The last ODR Ski trip of the season. SF Bike Tour • $55 Sat April 14 Paintball • $49 Sat April 14. 4 person minimum.

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, 5th mission • $149 Sat April 21–Sun April 22

DIVING CERTIFICATIONS

Surf Santa Cruz & Camp for Earthday • $99 Fri April 20–Sun April 22 Mount Madonna Camp & Bike • $99 Fri April 27–Sun April 29 *Transportation provided for all trips. Prices and schedules are subject to change.

Ski Weekend • April 13–15

Open Water Certification April 7–8 & 14–15, $299* May 5–6 & 12–13, $299* Photo by Dosenwurst

Join ODR for the last ski trip of the season. $149 and up. Transportation and guide provided. No ski’s? No problem. We also rent equipment. Call ODR for more details. If you haven’t been to the slopes this season, don’t miss this last oportunity.

Advanced Open Water Certification April 21–22, $265* May 19–20, $265*

Photo by heirbornstud

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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

sleeping beauties castle

Photo by Antonello Musina

Photo by Ewen & Donabel

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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. ODR can save you money on the following attractions: Chris’ Whale Watching Hornblower Cruise San Francisco Medieval Times Download the most recent ticket price list here: http://pom-odr.com/odr_ticket_pricelist.pdf Disneyland Military Salute 3 Day Park Hopper Pass, only $99* for Active Duty and Retirees. Discounted Hotels within walking distance to the Disneyland Resort. 6 | April 2012 Family and MWR Presidio of Monterey BLAST

U.S. Virgin Islands

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 Islands, 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.


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

Photo by tomhe

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Sailing with Bella On the Bay Monterey $55

April 14–15

San Francisco & The Punchline Comedy Club $149

Enjoy the sites of San Francisco for the day and then laugh and have a great time at night. After arriving at the Club Quarters Hotel, you’ll have the day to enjoy the historic essence of the city and enjoy the sights, sounds, shops, restaurants and attractions. Take a walk or trolley ride to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, or Chinatown. This is your opportunity to see the sites of the City for a day and night you’ll remember.

The Punchline Comedy Club, across the street from your hotel, will host Sal Calanni and Edwin Li followed by the Headliner Sebastian Maniscalco! A native of Chicago, IL, Sebastian Maniscalco catapulted into the national spotlight with a 20-city tour for his one-hour Comedy Central DVD Special Sebastian Live! On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Sebastian has appeared as the unforgettable style correspondent providing hilarious grooming advice to unsuspecting airline passengers and churchgoers.

If you do anything in Monterey, you must go sailing with Bella!! Bella on the Bay, Monterey has a Luxury 47 Foot Italian racer/cruiser sailing yacht. This exciting two hour sailing charter is available for you, and your family and friends. You may be able to even take the helm sailing as the 1st Mate. Your experience aboard Bella will be unforgettable! This is a two hour cruise. Space is very limited. (2 sailings with just 6 people on each sailing so, reserve your spot onboard now)!!!

Upcoming in May 2012 May 5 Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade May 12 Mission Tours May 18–20 Reno Road Trip May 19 Casino Trip May 25–28 Disneyland/Knotts Berry Farm/Medieval Times *Prices and schedules subject to change. Call ODR for latest info.

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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

Vehicle Storage Facility

Charter Bus Services

The newly designed and upgraded Outdoor Recreation (ODR) Vehicle Storage Facility, located at Ord Military Community (OMC), now has more and larger spaces that accommodate vehicles, trailers, RVs, and boats of all sizes. Long and short-term storage options are available. Long-term storage requires a minimum 3-month initial payment and ODR provides one free month for yearly payments. Each lot has secure coded 24/7 access, electronic gates, and camera surveillance. Additionally, there’s dump station and wash rack available to customers for a small fee. http://pom-odr.com/boatvehiclestorage.htm

Unique to any military base is Outdoor Recreations full charter bus program that provides luxury travel options to groups of any size for local events or to any destination in the country. Nine comfortable motor coaches are available that accommodate of 24 to 57 passengers. Several motor coaches are equipped with flushing toilets and all have audio/visual electronics including microphones for guided tours. ODR motor coach operators are employees of the U.S. Government and have met and continue to meet all Dept of Transportation standards. Every ODR bus and vehicle is maintained to strict state and federal safety standards and must undergo regularly scheduled safety inspections. For a quick quote, fill out our transportation reservation form found online and send it to: charters@pom-odr.com. http://pom-odr.com/buscharterservice.htm

Vehicle, Camper & Trailer Rental Services

Outdoor Recreation has a large fleet of new passenger cars, multi-passenger vans, cargo haulers, and travel trailers for rent at great prices. The very nice Ford Explorer has joined a cast of other vehicles such as the Ford Flex and Honda Odyssey for small groups and family outings. If you need more room for luggage or larger groups, ODR has three sizes of vans that carry 8, 12 or 15 passengers including the driver. For hauling needs, ODR now has two enclosed cargo haulers and an open utility trailer that should get your goods to where you want. If camping or a road trip is in mind, or just to house your in-laws in the driveway, ODR now has a large 22’ travel trailer with all the amenities of home, and two very large pop-up camper trailers available for rent. Reserve a vehicle, camper or trailer for pickup at either the Ord Military Community facility on Joe Lloyd Way or the Presidio of Monterey Office in Bldg 228. http://pom-odr.com/vanrental.htm

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?

The BOSS program focuses on active duty single ar Service Members from lend a c all branches of service, yo ur gs k r a M etin e but BOSS activities are M BOSS open to all MWR patrons & 26 2 1 to include the National , pr. A 614 . Guard, Army Reserve, g d Bl Department of Defense @ HQ R Ro o mf the month. Civilians, Foreign Service RC & 4th Thursday o 2nd Members and Geographical very ngs e Meeti Bachelors. Anyone can participate with the BOSS proprogram. BOSS directs issues on quality of life, recreation and leisure and community service to the appropriate command or staff agency for resolution on the installation.

Boss at Family Fun Fitness Festival

BOSS Components, Mission & Vision

What is BOSS?

Quality of Life Quality of Life includes those issues that Service Members can directly or indirectly influence to enhance their morale, living environment, or personal growth and development. Issues raised during BOSS meetings will be directed to the appropriate command or staff agency for resolution on the installation. Army-wide issues are forwarded to the Army Family Action Plan Conference for possible DA resolution.

BOSS at the Presidio of Monterey

Recreation and Leisure 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.

Better Opportunities for Single Service Members (BOSS) is a dynamic program that single Single Service Members can participate in to enhance their Quality of Life, contribute to their community through Community Service activities, and assist in the planning and execution of their own Recreation and Leisure events.

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.

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.

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8 Ball Tournament 7 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. Karaoke Nights 8:30 p.m. TGIS Nights 8:30 p.m.

Take a look inside Hobson Student Activity Center online at www.pom-hsac.com/gallery/.

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Guitar & Guitar Bass Classes 5–7 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m.

Guitar & Guitar Bass Classes 5–8 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. After Dark Adult Easter Egg Hunt 8:30 Karaoke Nights 8:30 p.m. TGIF Nights 8:30 p.m.

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Guitar & Guitar Bass Classes 5–7 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m.

Guitar & Guitar Bass Classes 5–8 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. Karaoke Nights 8:30 p.m. TGIF Nights 8:30 p.m. Shuffle Board Tournament 9 p.m.

Shuffle Board tournament

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UFC 145 Jones vs Evans Atlanta, Georgia $5 entry fee, doors open at 6 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. TGIS Nights 8:30 p.m.

Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. TGIS Nights 8:30 p.m. Guitar & Guitar Bass Classes 5–7 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m.

Guitar & Guitar Bass Classes 5–8 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. TGIF Nights 8:30 p.m. Movies at the Courtyard 8:30 p.m.

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Jones vs Evans


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Guitar & Bass Guitar Classes

Photo by Billy Alexander

Guitar & Guitar Bass Classes 5–7 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. Guitar & Guitar Bass Classes 5–8 p.m. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. Battle of the Bands/DJ’s 8 p.m. Check out pg 12 for more info. TGIF Nights 8:30 p.m.

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Battle of the Bands/DJ’s

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Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m. Karaoke Nights 8:30 p.m. TGIS Nights 8:30 p.m. Movies at the Courtyard 8:30 p.m.

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Guitar & Guitar Bass Classes 5–7 p.m. Guitar and Bass Classes will be going on hiatus but new classes are forming now for it’s return mid June. So sign up now to reserve your space. Please see the HSAC staff for assistance. Private Music Lessons 7–10 p.m.

Guitar and Bass Classes will be going on hiatus for the next month but new classes are forming right now for it’s return mid June. Sign up now to reserve your space. Please see the HSAC staff for assistance.

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

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 • Tuba

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HSAC Online

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Golf Tournament

Celebrating

4-Person Scramble l U.S. Army Garrison - Presidio of Monterey

Wednesday l April 4, 2012

Military Children

Poppy Hills Golf Course Pebble Beach

Photo by Bill Kris Jacob

1:30 p.m. - Shotgun Start $80 per person $5 Mulligans, maximum 4 per Golfer (Include Mulligan Fee in your payment) Post-tournament awards presentation with complimentary Nacho Bar. A No-Host Bar will also be available in Poppy Hills’ beautiful restaurant. Includes greens fees, golf cart and complimentary range balls provided by Poppy Hills Golf Course.

For more information contact Herb Beckett at 242-5557 Price Fitness Center, Bldg. 842 on POM.

Saturday April 21, 2012 • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Stilwell Community Center on OMC Stilwell Community Center Bldg. 4260 on OMC 831-242-5530 www.pom-cyss.com/cmc

This FREE event focuses on educating parents and children about child abuse prevention, safety, health, and other local resources available in the community. More info on page 22.

BATTLE OF THE

BANDS/DJ’s Friday April 27 at 8:00 p.m. Trophies for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Each contestant will be given 10 minutes to perform. Please contact HSAC Staff for more information at 242-5447 and to register your act. 12 | April 2012 Family and MWR Presidio of Monterey BLAST


UPCOMING EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

FAMILY FUN FITNESS

FESTIVAL &

SUPER SALES EVENT

@ the Commissary on Ord Military Community

SAT. MAY 5 10am See back for Run/Walk Details.

The Defense Commissary Agency will host one of the largest partnerships in military resale and outreach history with the unveiling of the Family Fun Fitness Festival. This event offers the military community worldwide a smorgasbord of commissary case lot sales, exchange sidewalk sales; and Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation fitness activities. You will also find industry sponsored nutritious food samples, prize giveaways and discount coupon offers. The “Fitness and Fun for the Family� festival will also help educate military community members about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, and will include the 2 Mile Fun Walk/Run. (See back for details) For festival information call (831)242-5557 | For super sales event call (831)242-7668

Thank you to all supporters:

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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

Hot tuna

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

17” Cheese....................................$7.95 17” Double Pepperoni...................$13.45 17” Pig Pie......................................$13.45 17” All Meat or All Veg...................$13.45 17” Philly Cheesesteak...................$13.45

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

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

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

small hawaiian Pizza

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Stop by at the grab-n-go JAVA Café on Soldier Field. Our outside seating area is a great place to enjoy your lunch outdoors. Wireless internet is also available.


JAVA DEALS!

JAVACafé CUT LINE

JAVACafé

PUNCHCARD JAVA Café Presidio of Monterey

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.

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.

JAVA Café Punch Card

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 this page and bring it with you. Collect a stamp for each coffee or espresso drink you purchase and receive the 11th drink free.

JAVA

SPECIAL

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.

Dollar Book

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

www.pomlodging.com

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.

Friends or Family in town? Have your guests stay at Presidio of Monterey Army Lodging!

Online: Facebook: www.facebook.com/PresidioLOD Website: www.pomlodging.com “Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible!”

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). Family and MWR Presidio of Monterey BLAST April 2012 | 15


ARMY MWR SERVICES SURVEY MAKING WHAT’S GOOD FOR YOU... BETTER. LOOK T IN FOR I IL! A THE M

www.armymwr.com

A sample of eligible Army MWR patrons will be asked to take the survey. If selected to participate, you will be notified by mail or e-mail inviting you to complete the survey.

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Quick Fact  Sheet:  

Quick Fact Sheet: What is  the  Army  MWR  Services  Survey?   What the Army MWR Survey? The   Army  MisWR   Services   Survey   is  an  aServices pproved  Army   survey  about  Family  and  Morale,  Welfare  and  Recreation   (MWR)   and  experiences   you  have  ishad   and  working   ithin  the   Army  cFamily ommunity   the  support   Theactivities   Army MWR Services Survey anliving   approved Armywsurvey about andand   Morale, services   and  pand rograms   you  would   find  most   helpful  tand o  you.    U.S.  Army  Family   and  Mhad WR  is   interested   Welfare Recreation (MWR) activities experiences you have living and in  your   opinions   about  within garrison   programs   and  services  tand hat  athe re  important   o  your  quality   f  life.   working the Army community support tservices and oprograms you would   find most helpful to you. U.S. Army Family and MWR is interested in your opinions Who  about will  be  garrison selected  to   participate   in  the   survey?  that are important to your quality of life. programs and services Approximately  70,000  Active  Duty  members,  49,000  spouses  of  Active  Duty  Soldiers,  73,000  DoD  Civilians  and   31,000   Retirees   at  75  selected Army  installations   worldwide  have   selected  to  participate  in  the  survey.   Who will be to participate inbeen   therandomly   survey?   Approximately 70,000 Active Duty members, 49,000 spouses of Active Duty Soldiers, When   will  the   survey   be  administered?   73,000 DoD Civilians and 31,000 Retirees at 75 Army installations worldwide have been All  mrandomly embers  selected   i n   t he   s ample   will  be  ninotified   by  mail  and  via  e -­‐mail,  wherever  applicable,  in  late  February   selected to participate the survey. 2012  that  they  have  been  selected  to  participate  in  the  Army  MWR  Services  Survey  which  will  be  on  or  about  27   Feb   2012.  Awill ll  members   n  the  sample   ill  be  mailed  their  survey  packages  between  Feb/Mar  2012.     When the isurvey bewadministered?   All members selected in the sample will be notified by mail and via e-mail, wherever Is  there   a  web  option   to  take   the  survey?   applicable, in late February 2012 that they have been selected to participate in the Yes.  Every  survey  package  will  contain  a  url  (http://www.)  link  to  the  web  survey  and  a  respondent  ID  that  will   Army MWR Services Survey which will be on or about 27 Feb 2012. All members in the be  unique  to  each  respondent.  Respondents  shall  be  able  to  login  to  the  web  survey  using  their  unique   sample will be mailed their survey packages between Feb/Mar 2012. respondent  ID.       Is there a web option to take the survey? How  long  will  it  take  to  complete  the  survey?   Yes. Every survey package will contain a url (http://www.) link to the web survey and a It  should  take  participants  approximately  15-­‐20  minutes  to  complete  the  survey.   respondent ID that will be unique to each respondent. Respondents shall be able to   login to the web survey using their unique respondent ID. Whom  can  I  contact  if  I  have  questions  about  the  survey?   Please  contact  ICF  toll-­‐free  at  1-­‐877-­‐471-­‐9785  or  email  us  at  MWRSurvey@icfi.com  if  you  have  questions  about   How long will it take to complete the survey? the  survey.   It should take participants approximately 15-20 minutes to complete the survey.   How  can  I  be  sure  that  my  responses  will  remain  confidential?   Whom can I contact if I have questions about the survey? There  are  no  questions  on  the  survey  that  allow  individual  identification.  Responses  will  be  analyzed  and   Please contact ICF toll-free at 1-877-471-9785 or email us at MWRSurvey@icfi.com if reported  as  a  group  (e.g.,  spouses,  active  duty).     you have questions about the survey.   How  will  the  survey  results  be  used?   How can I be sure that my responses will remain confidential? The  survey  results  will  be  used  to  the  benefit  of  respondents  and  those  they  represent  to  improve  their   There are no questions on the survey that allow individual identification. Responses will installation's  MWR  services.  The  results  from  this  survey  can  make  a  difference  in  the  quality  of  life  for  Army   be analyzed andAreported as a group (e.g., spouses, active duty). families   and  the  entire   rmy  community!    

How will the survey results be used?

The survey results will be used to the benefit of respondents and those they represent to improve their installation’s MWR services. The results from this survey can make a difference in the quality of life for Army families and the entire Army community!

For more information about this survey and related links visit:

www.ArmyMWRSurvey.Info

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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.

RACQUETBALL

TOURNAMENTS

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

Jun 02, 2012 Sep 01, 2012 Dec 01, 2012

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 - 7 pm

“OPEN” Soccer Indoors or on PFC Field Fridays, 5 - 7 pm

Online www.facebook.com/PresidioPFC www.pom-pfc.com/gallery/ Sports Tournaments

Registration 9:00 a.m. Start Time 9:30 a.m.

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.

Saturdays

Tournaments are FREE!

Eligible patrons and their guests only. Restrictions may apply.

PRICE FITNESS CENTER Presidio of Monterey, Bldg. 842 on POM, 242-5641 or 242-5557

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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

Facebook

www.facebook.com/PresidioCYSS

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

Military Home School Families

Homeschooling in Monterey

Discover the many things Child, Youth and School Services can offer to you and your children: Facilities, Gymnasium, Computer Lab, Classes, Activities, Field Trips and much more.

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. 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.

Home school families, the School Liaison Services welcomes your school-age children to the new SLS Home school CO-OP. Children and Youth (5–18) must be CYS Services registered in order to participate, please call 831-242-7765 for an appointment and please keep in mind that registration is FREE. There will be different fun and educational activities with experienced instructors. Children/youth will be separated into 3 age groups and rotate to different rooms after 45 minutes. Events for March include: Arts and crafts, technology exploration and sports( please bring gym clothes!). We look forward to having your children participate in this unique experience.

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

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.

Welcome to

YOUR NETWORK OF SERVICES

STAYCONNECTED

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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CDC Field Trip to the Aquarium

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Celebrating Military Children

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residio of Monterey Child, Youth and School Services will host it’s Annual Celebrating Military Children/Child Abuse Awareness Event on 21 April 2012 from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at General Stilwell Community Center on the Ord Military Community. The event is open to families of military, military retirees and Department of Defense Civilian employees and will recognize Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention in April. Over fifty government and community agencies will participate in the event with table displays where they will share materials and information related to keeping families and children safe and healthy. The Main Stage will display a magician, dancing and singing acts. Other ongoing activities during the event include Bouncy Houses, Pony Rides, a Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Balloon Making, Temporary Tattoos, Smokehouse Tours, Fingerprinting, the My Museum Wheelie Mobile, and several other arts & crafts. Pizza slices, hot dogs, cotton candy, trail mix, sno-cones and other food items are free to attendees. For more information about the event please call Rhonda Gibson at 242-5530 or Amanda Gordon at 242-6635. See you there!! Volunteers are needed! Please call CYSS to find out how you can make a difference. SUPPORTERS

Sponsorship does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Army, DOD or Federal Government.

Stilwell Community Center

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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.

Youth Sports @ Porter Youth Center

Our sports program allows every child to enjoy playing the sport they like. 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.

Celebrating Military Children

Porter Youth Center April 2012 Calendar of Events

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To kick off the Month of the Military Child, Porter is having a parking lot celebration. Fun activities such as face painting & sketches, fingerprinting, chips & hot dogs, bike roller derby, games. There will be fun activities all month to celebrate this event. Details of these activities will be at Porter Youth Center.

PYC Strong Beginnings Garden Party 9–11 a.m.

Monthly Family Night Evening starting at 5:30 p.m. Families with their children will join together as usual, but this evening we will have a planting party to celebrate Earth Day! Bring your favorite dish & join the planting party!

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Children will have the opportunity to go to the Castroville Recycling Plant and discover what really Happens to our plastics & cans.

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Doing our part for Earth Day

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Come join the community at Doe Super Park, OMC for our “Spring into Green” event. An event to recognize the importance of conserving and recycling!

Give Parents A Break 6:00–11 p.m. Call front desk or come in for reservations 242-7823. Ages 5 and up at Porter. Must be registered.

TBA Meeting for Strong Beginnings to assist parents who’s children will be entering Kindergarten (2012-13). Contact 242-7823 For further information. 24 | April 2012 Family and MWR Presidio of Monterey BLAST


BALLET CLASSES

THEATER ARTS CLASSES

VOICE CLASSES

CREATIVE BALLET Age 3–4 Wed 2–2:45 p.m. | 45 min

THEATER I Age 4–5 | $40 Mon & Thur 4–5 p.m. | 60 min

VOICE (Group) Age 5–18 | $30 Fri 4–5 p.m. | 60 min

PRE-BALLET Age 4–5 Wed 3–3:45 p.m. | 45 min

THEATER II Age 6–18 | $40 Wed & Thur 5–6 p.m. | 60 min

VOICE (Individual) Age 5–18 | $40 Fri 5–6 p.m. | 30 min

BALLET I Age 5–7 Wed 4–5 p.m. | 60 min BALLET II Age 8–18 Mon 5–6 p.m. | 60 min Sept– May | $65/mo

Instructor:

Instructor:

Instructor:

Ms. Heidi • 449-1302

Ms. Nicole • 224-0814

Ms. Nicole • 224-0814

MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES

LANGUAGE CLASSES

MUSIC CLASSES

AIKIDO Age 7–18 | $60 Tue 4:30–5:30 p.m. | 60 min

JAPANESE Age 5–18 | $45 Sat 12–1:45 p.m. | 45 min

JUJITSU I Age 5–12 | $30 Sat 12–1 p.m. | 60 min

GERMAN Age 5–18 | $30 Sat 12–2 p.m. | 60 min

JUJITSU II Age 12–18 | $30 Sat 1–2 p.m. | 60 min

GUITAR Age 5–18 | $60 Mon 3–7 p.m. | 30 min Tue 6–8 p.m. | 30 min Wed 2–6 p.m. | 30 min PIANO (Individual) Age 5–18 | $65 Tue 3–6 p.m. | 30 min PIANO (Group) Age 5–18 | $40 Thur 3–6 p.m. | 45 min RECORDER Age 5–18 | $40 Fri 3–6 p.m. | 45 min FLUTE Age 5–18 | $65 Fri 6–7 p.m. | 30 min

Instructors:

Sensei (Aikido) • 375-8106 Mr. Jeff (Jujitsu) • 925-301-7815

Instructors:

Ms. Shima (Japanese) • 412-482-7835 Ms. Nicole (German) • 224-0814

Instructors:

Mr. Taylor (Guitar) • 214-3615 Ms. Shima • 412-482-7835 (Piano, Recorder, Flute) •

Classes, times and locations subject to change • No classes after 6 p.m. during the Summer No classes after 5 p.m. during Christmas Holidays/Block Leave

You may register for any CYSS program at Parent Central Services at 242-7765 Enroll in SKIES classes online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/ For more information call Dave or Nancy at 242-7823

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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 • Indoor/Outdoor Sports • Instructional Classes. 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!

Doing their part on Earth Day

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.

Public Media Release Child and Adult Care Food Program 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.

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

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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 April 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

Winning

Master Resilience Training for Military Spouses Thursday 5 & 19 April, 10–11:30 a.m. Participants will learn about resilience and the competencies that contribute to resilience: Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Optimism, Mental Agility, Strengths of Character and Connection. Come and learn the myths and facts of resilience and find the seven keys to your inner strength and overcoming life’s hurdles. Registration is required; call ACS at 242-7660 for more information. EFMP Parent Support Group Meeting Thursday, 12 April, 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 242-7960.

Writing a Winning Resume Monday, 2 April 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 Team Building Level I Tuesday, 3, 10 & 17 April, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Level I focuses on the basics of military life. Classes include Entitlements and Benefits, Financial Readiness, Family Readiness Groups, Impact of the Mission, Community Resources and more. FREE childcare is available. Registration is required. Call ACS for more information at 242-7660. Parent’s Time at OMC Wednesdays, 4, 11, 18 & 25 April 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.

Financial Management Readiness Training Saturday, 14 & 21 April, from 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at the Weckerling Center on POM 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

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ALL SERVICES WELCOME Newcomers’ Get Together Thursday, 19 April, 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.

re•sil•ience

the ability to recover readily from adversity. Smart Moving Thursday, 19 April, 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 at 242-7660

Join ACS for Master Resilience Training and learn how deal with and adapt to the pathological effects of stress, roll with the punches and take charge and move on. See previous page for details or call ACS for more information at 242-7660.

Most classes recommend pre-registration to hold a seat, and especially those classes that provide childcare. Call Army Community Service for more information.

ACS Online:

www.pom-acs.com Convenient Class Registration

Scan this QR code with your smartphone to view the event calendar on your phone.

Click here to Register!

Register for any class right now. To save your seat, click the button to the right 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 for, your name and phone number. You will receive a confirmation email. Family and MWR Presidio of Monterey BLAST April 2012 | 29


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?

May I leave my child in

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

May my child

babysit siblings?

(See notes 2 & 4)

(See notes 2 & 5)

No

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?

(See notes 1-4)

Newborn-3 years 4-6 years

15-16 years

May I leave my child

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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Please Join Us For

Easter Brunch

Sunday April 8 12:00 p.m. at Club Del Monte’s Barbara McNitt Ballroom Gourmet Chef made-to-order omelet station, carved roast beef, chicken parmesan, grilled fresh salmon (chipotle lime sauce), gourmet salads, shrimp on ice and tasty desserts. Adults $32 Children (5–10) $16 Children Under 5 Free Reservations required.

Club Del Monte Beer Tasting Wednesday, April 18 4:30 p.m.–7 p.m. on the Quarterdeck What could be better than fresh beer from local and distant breweries accompanied by assorted freshly grilled sausages, gourmet mustard, chips, dips, peanuts and pretzels? Your attendance at our second annual beer tasting of course! Must be 21 years old to attend. Cost $15 per person.

Call 831-656-1049 or email mwrcatering@nps.edu for more information

Thank you to our Supporters and Sponsors Presidio of Monterey Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation would like to thank our generous sponsors and supporters!

Monterey Mirror Maze

Thank you for your support, pick up your FREE HEIST COUPON at any Family and MWR facility.

Thank you for your years of support!

Martinsburg Institute

Thank you for your support, get your education online at www.martinsburginstitute.com

Sponsorship does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Army, DOD or Federal Government.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact (831)242-5056

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The Kirkwood High Alpine Adventure Weekend May25–28 Join your Outdoor Recreation on an amazing weekend getaway filled with adventure. If adventure is what you seek then here you will find it. With the Ropes Course & Climbing Wall, Zip Tahoe, Mountain Bike Rentals, Disc Wood Frisbee Golf and Hiking all just steps from where we will be staying that is just the tip of the iceberg. You can also go ski and ride with what snow is left on the mountain. Kirkwood is surrounded by several pristine alpine lakes within minutes of the resort. Caples Lake, located 4 miles east of Kirkwood, and Silver Lake located 8 miles southwest of Kirkwood provide beach access, boat launches and picnic areas, as well as kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and swimming. Relaxed and secluded, a great place to escape! We will be staying at the Rock star lodge with our guides around to help you with deciding what you want to do. All rooms have a kitchen full fridge stove and utensils to make you feel at home. If you can’t get away from your school or social life all rooms have Wi-Fi.

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Trip departs Friday at 12:00 Noon and returns to Monterey on Monday at around 9:00 PM Contact ODR for more information and to reserve your space.

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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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