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SPOTLIGHT: SOUTHCOM TEAMS RUN FOR THE KEYS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
WHAT’S UP IN SOUTH FLORIDA
FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER NEWS
WHAT’S UP IN FAMILY & MWR
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The 7th annual KEYS100 Mile Relay Race was held the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, 2014. The race is a point-to-point event beginning in Key Largo (or Marathon, for the 50 mile race) and ending in Key West on the Atlantic Ocean at Higgs Beach. The KEYS100 includes three distinct competitions: individual races of 100 miles and 50 miles, and the six runner 100 mile team relay race. Racers navigate up to 40 bridges. Nearly 900 people competed in the 2013 KEYS100. This year that number was exceeded and more than 1,100 people participated. Top honors are awarded in each of the competitions. New this year was a dedicated competition open to military teams. Awards were given to the top three military team finishers. Three teams from SOUTHCOM competed in the KEYS100. Team “Zipper Suited Sun Gods” placed 3rd in the military team category and 6th overall out of 118 teams! Congratulations Team Zipper Suited Sun Gods.
15 SPOUSES’ CORNER / WHO’S WHO Team " 3 Chicks and 3 Sticks" participated in the relay race. Team members were Jason Keasler, Mike Buemi, Doug Naas, Nick Sanchez, Carla Alvarado, Jill Hauser and Sara Keasler.
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Left to right: Gigi Dehuelbes (Driver), MAJ Rich Coble, CPT Ben Able, PO2 Rich Evitts, Erick Nunez, and COL Rich Navarro; not pictured is Capt Tony Corbett who was running the 7 Mile Bridge.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUGUST JULY 13 - How to Create an Effective Civilian Resume, Wednesday, 1-4pm, ACS Classroom
1 - Household Goods and PCS Entitlements, Tuesday, 1-2:30pm, Army Community Service (ACS) Classroom 4 - Independence Day Holiday, Friday 10 - How to Create an Effective Civilian Resume, Thursday, 1-4pm, ACS Classroom
15-19 - Transition Assistance Workshop, Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm, ACS Classroom
14 - First Term Finance/ Financial Survival, Thursday, 8am-12pm, ACS Classroom 15 - Last Day of Summer Camp, Friday, CDC
16 - Transition to Elementary, Middle & High School Training, Wednesday, 10-1130am, ACS Classroom
26 - Newcomer Orientation, Tuesday, 8:15am-12pm, ACS Classroom
17 - Raise Credit Score and Liquidate Debt, Thursday, 1-2:30pm, ACS Classroom
28 - Investing Basics, Thursday, 1-2pm, ACS Classroom
23 - Interview Techniques, Wednesday, 1-4pm, ACS Classroom 25 - Miami Tour, Friday, 9am-3:30pm 29 - Newcomer Orientation, Tuesday, 8am12pm, ACS Classroom 31 - Real World Retirement Planning, Thursday, 1-2pm, ACS Classroom
25 - Insuring your Life, Home & Auto, Thursday, 1-2pm, ACS Classroom 26 - Miami Tour, 9am-3:30pm, Friday Financial Planning for a Home of your own, 1-2pm, ACS Classroom Foreclosure Alternatives and Prevention, 2:303:30pm, ACS Classroom 28 - Gold Star Mothers Sail and Dinner
29 - Interview Techniques, Friday, 1-4pm, ACS Classroom
SEPTEMBER 1 - Labor Day Holiday, Monday 12 - Quarterly Workforce Appareciation Event (TBA,) Friday
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WHAT’S UP IN SOUTH FLORIDA? BROWARD - www.sunny.org/visitors/events/ Funtastic Friday, every Friday, 5-8pm. Enjoy family fun with a DJ, face painter, games, bounce houses and more. Local 10 (WPLG) viewers recently ranked Funtastic Friday # 8 on their “Top 10 Places to Take the Kids” in South Florida list. The television special aired on April 24, 2012. 5-8pm, ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood, FL 33020. 954.921.3500, Free. ArtsPark Creation Station, Every Saturday, Free. interactive children’s art activity. Ages 5-10. May 3, 2-3:30pm, ArtsPark at Young Circle Artist Studio, ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood, FL 33020. 954.921.3500, Free. First Friday Jazz Jams, through June 1, 7:30pm. ARTSERVE, INC., 1350 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL, 954.524.0805. Monthly jam session featuring student jazz musicians backed by a professional jazz trio. Audience members of all ages welcomed. Free admission and free parking. www. goldcoastjazz.org/. Beach Theatre, ongoing - every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 7:309:30pm, Hollywood Bandshell, Johnson Street & the Broadwalk, Hollywood, FL, 954.921.3404, free. Experience oceanside cultural arts performances at the outdoor Beach Theatre at Johnson Street & the Broadwalk, then savor waterfront dining along the oceanfront Broadwalk or Intracoastal Waterway. All shows 7:30-9pm, weather permitting. www. hollywoodfl.org/index.aspx. ArtsPark Movie Night, ongoing - every Friday, 8-10pm, ARTSPARK AT YOUNG CIRCLE, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood, FL, 954.921.3500. A free family friendly flick each week. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. www.hollywoodfl.org/index.aspx. Live Animal Presentations at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, ongoing - every Friday, S a t u r d ay, 1pm, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, 954.564.4521. Admission: Free
Presentation. Parking Fees. Regular park entry fees apply $2 per pedestrian, $4 single person in a vehicle, $6 two or more persons in a vehicle. A Live Animal Presentation will be held at the Beach Gate Entrance – Park Rangers offer a Live Animal Presentation with the resident critters, including the highly Threatened Eastern Indigo Snake, a variation of Florida Rat Snakes as well as variations between Florida-native Corn Snakes. Occasionally the presentation will include native turtle species. Rangers will explain the intrinsic value of these wonderful creatures, describe their preferred habits and behaviors and habitats, and allow for direct interaction with guests. http://birchstatepark. org/ranger-programs/.
MIAMI-DADE - www.miamiandbeaches.com/events Perez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM) Admission is free every first Thursday at PAMM from 10am9pm. Active U.S. Military free with ID. www.pamm.org/. Gables Gallery Night, Monthly open house, first Friday of each month showcases local galleries. exhibitions, free refreshments and complimentary continuous shuttle buses between galleries 6-10pm. Coral Gables. 305.444.4493.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CALENDAR OF EVENTS - www.miamidade.gov/parks/calendar.asp MONROE (Florida Keys) - www.fla-keys.com/ calendarofevents/
30th Annual Underwater Music Festival, Big Pine & the Lower Keys, July 11–12. A quirky concert broadcast underwater for divers, snorkelers and the occasional mermaid emphasizes reef preservation. The nationallyacclaimed submerged songfest is held at Looe Key Reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Themed “Diving with the Stars,” is set for Saturday, July 12, 10am-2pm. The music is broadcast underwater beneath boats above the reef. Art and ocean lovers can meet August Powers - who crafts all the fest’s instruments - and view his creations, all combining elements of marine life and traditional instruments, during a pre-festival party set for 6-8pm, Friday, July 11. The event takes place at Artists in Paradise Gallery in Big Pine Key’s Key Deer Shopping Plaza, just off the Overseas Highway at MM 30. Cost is $10 per person if reserved by Wednesday, July 9, or $15 at the door. 305.872.2411, executivedirector@ lowerkeyschamber.com.
Free Fridays at The Wolfsonian, Free gallery admission on Fridays, 6-9pm. Exhibition tours at 6pm. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.535.2645, www. wolfsonian.org.
History of Diving Museum presents: Story of Christ of the Abyss. Islamorada, July 16. The History of Diving Museum at MM 83 continues the free, “Immerse Yourself!” series, to begin at 7 p.m., with a special event: “Story of Christ of the Abyss,” presented by Jon Cole. Museum open daily from 10am-5pm. Extended hours on night of the program until 7pm. Enjoy the Museum’s exhibits before the event. 305.664.9737. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fabulous First Fridays, Free Planetarium Star Show (7pm) and rooftop o b s e r vat o r y viewing (8:30-10pm, weather permitting.) Later in the evening, check out Miami Science Museum’s Laser Shows in the Planetarium. Laser Show. $4 per child, $8 per adult. Activity Room for kids a fun alternative for your little ones! Swing by the Space Gallery for hands-on activities and demonstrations. Kids ages 3 and up. 8-9pm. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.646.4200. www.miamisci.org.
Anything that Floats Regatta Race, Key Largo, August 16. Grab your oars and anything that floats and enjoy this family-fun festival - an onthe-water race of vessels crafted from items around the house - on Blackwater Sound, MM 104, bayside. Captains party scheduled for Friday, Aug. 15. Saturday is race day, with team check-in beginning at 2pm. Race events begin at 3pm. and are free to enter and watch. Waterfront bars and restaurants offer excellent viewing areas for observing the race and enjoying a Keys sunset, with live music and more fun to follow. 305.451.4502, email@example.com.
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FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER NEWS Memorial Day Ceremony was all about Generations by Maddie Husta
These two women serve as examples of resilience and we were honored to have them as part of the ceremony.
On May 5th the US Southern Command The second objective reassured Survivors and the US Army Garrison-Miami hosted that their service member is one in a long the annual Memorial Day Ceremony to line of heroic warriors spanning the American remember, respect, and honor the Survivors Revolutionary War, the American Civil War, of our Fallen Heroes. This year’s theme World War I, World War II, Korean, Vietnam, the was “Generations.” More than 180 Survivors Gulf War, operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. representing more than 55 heroes attended Survivor Families were reminded that just as this year’s ceremony. This event was held we do not forget the sacrifice made by so many over the course of American history, to honor we will not the Army’s forget and we commitment will honor the to the families sacrifice they of Fallen are enduring Heroes, to not today. forget their sacrifice and In a special to support the ceremony, a Gold Star pins - http://goldstarpins.org/ families for as group of six long as they re-enactors and three veterans wore uniforms desire. representing each of those wars and performed This ceremony was created with two the Passing of the Flag Ceremony. This objectives in mind. The first objective of this ceremony was a dramatic and uplifting way ceremony was to encourage all Survivors to to honor the flag, especially during Memorial take a closer look at who they are and what Day, when we come together to honor the they had done after the tragedy. The second memory of our Fallen Heroes. The Olde Glory objective was to reassure families that their poem was read as these service members hero is among the generations of courageous passed the very flag that was presented to Mr. warriors who have given their full measure in and Mrs. Tim Bohall at their son’s, SGT Thomas Bohall, graveside after he was killed in action the history of our great nation. in Afghanistan May 26, 2011. After all of these To achieve the first objective, the ceremony Soldiers had honored the flag, Sergeant Mayor included two fine examples of courageous Daniel Adle placed the flag in the shadow box Survivors who decided to honor their hero by located in the centerpiece. helping other Veterans and other Survivors. Thanks to their tenacity and persistence, At the end of the ceremony, one member of history has been changed. Mrs. Georgianna each family stood behind the shadow box Carter-Krell, proud mother of SPC Bruce and the candles of those service members Carter killed in action in Vietnam in 1969, whose families could not be present at the retired after 40 years of active participation ceremony, and held a candle of their own in the American Gold Star Mothers, advocating representing the honor, pride and sacrifice of that service member and the families they for Veterans and fellow Gold Star Mothers. left behind. Colonel Greg Julian, Public Affairs We were honored to have Mrs. Donna Officer and Master of Ceremony, thanked the Engeman as a guest speaker. Mrs. Engeman families for their presence and participation. is the Gold Star Wife of Chief Warrant He reassured them that the US Army Officer John Engeman killed in action in Garrison-Miami and Southern Command Iraq May 14, 2006. Lieutenant General Rick family will continue to honor the sacrifices of Lynch signed the order creating the Survivor their loved ones and will continue to support Outreach Services program thanks in large their needs. part to Donna Engeman’s diligence, courage and persistence. She currently serves as the Please visit http://goldstarpins.org/ for Survivor Outreach Services Program Manager information on the gold Star pins pictured above. at the Installation Management Command.
2014 Military Emergency Relief Campaign Raises More than $50,000 Thank you USSOUTHCOM! During the 2014 Military Emergency Relief Campaign, members of our organization and local retirees donated more than $50,000 to Army Emergency Relief, the Air Force Assistance Fund, Navy – Marine Corps Relief Society, and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance. For more than 100 years, with your monetary donations and those of your predecessors, these agencies have been able to provide emergency interest-free loans and grants to those among us facing financial hardships. Thankfully, this assistance is always available. Whether Active Duty, Reserve on continuous orders, Retired military, Survivor, or family members, you are eligible for this emergency financial assistance. Regardless of your duty location, or branch of service, a national memorandum of understanding means that you can get help whenever and wherever needed, regardless of military location. When you’re not near an installation, the American Red Cross ensures this help is available after hours, at night, and on weekends. Who has never struggled with personal finances? Remember when you were a young troop, newly married and your car broke down? How about your first PCS and shocked you’d have to pay first month’s rent, last month, and security in a high cost of living area? What about the time you had to take emergency leave and buy airline tickets three days before payday? Or when you had a bad luck streak that wouldn’t stop and ran through your emergency savings? It should be reassuring to know that these unique nonprofit agencies are still part of our military culture and thanks to your donations and those of our generous retirees they remain well-funded to carry out their great work. Thank you again, USSOUTHCOM, for joining with our local retirees and donating generously to this great effort!
FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER NEWS Ten Tips for Job Fairs by Joe Pagan, CWDP, MCT, FCC, CFJST Employment Readiness Program Manager
Job fairs are excellent places to learn, network and land a job. You could easily miss your ideal job opportunity while trying to squeeze through the crowd. But there are ways to make the most of your time on the job fair floor and beat your competitors. 1. If the websites of job fair producers offer the option, search for jobs in advance to target the most promising participating employers. Read the employers’ profiles if available, to help you answer the classic question, “Why do you want to work for us?” Even if job fair producers don’t offer these options, most at least list the participating employers and the general types of jobs they have open, so you may research them on your own. 2. Take at least 20 crisp resumes to a job fair, 30 or so if it’s a huge event. (The job fair might have copy facilities for free or a small fee, which is nice if you run out. But don’t count on it ahead of time. Bring a pen, pencil and notepad too, and organize it all in a nice brief case or portfolio. 3. Before a job fair, prepare to interview on the spot, summary style in a few minutes or less. In other words, be prepared to quickly sell your skills, talents and experiences. It’s
interest by asking them what are the next steps. Ask if it’s okay to call them or send follow-up letters a few days after the job fair ends. 7. Track to which employers you submitted your resume at the job fair, so you don’t resubmit it too soon. It’s a good idea to jot 4. Be ready to fill out a job application on down other notes too, right after you talk the spot. Unless you’re otherwise directed, with each rep. it’s best to turn it in right away. Taking it home first allows your better-prepared 8. Collect business cards or contact info as you go, and do follow up within 24-48 hours competitors to beat you to it. with a thank-you letter to each of the representatives with whom you spoke. It’s courteous, professional and typically expected, even after casual job fairs. Complying might make you stand out in their minds, to help you land follow-up interviews. better to politely sidestep up-front salary discussions if you can. But have a salary figure in mind, just in case your interview advances to the salary stage. Job fairs tend to be more casual than formal interviews, so you can relax and be friendlier and display enthusiasm.
5. Arrive a few minutes early to register if required and plan your “attack.” Pick up a booth map if available, and route your path to the employers you’ve targeted. Visit your targeted employers first with resume in hand, and spend some “quality time” with each. 6. When wrapping up your conversations with employers’ representatives, show your
9. Afterwards, revisit the job fair producers’ sites periodically. Many continue to list new and unfilled openings for some time after job fairs. Post your resume if you haven’t already done so. 10. Remember to visit job fair employer’s sites that interest you after the event as they may have new openings they don’t forward to the producers after the job fair. If you want to know what’s going on with your resume or if you see a new position, send a follow-up letter or letter of inquiry instead. The employer will let you know if you should submit your resume again.
WHAT’S UP IN FAMILY AND MWR ? The Ferity 5K - 2nd Edition
(Where do these people come from?) by Blain Reeves
The Ferity 5K, by definition, means wild, untamed, or uncultivated state…better yet, savagery or ferocity. Either way, the Ferity 5K is not just your ordinary 5K. Well known for its punishing ways, the Ferity 5K once again proved its worth against every competitor that entered. Weirdly enough, many of the inaugural competitors returned for another dose of what is considered one of the hardest 5K events around. The event is advertised as a 5K race among friends but competitors quickly realize their preconceived notions on what a 5K (typically considered a run) is supposed to be, is a far cry from what the Ferity 5K is in reality. Sure, each competitor travels a total of 5 kilometers (or 3.1 miles) total distance traveled…but there is very little running that occurs. In many cases it’s a struggle to gain inches on some events. The demand to have a second Ferity 5K was so high after the first event that an encore event had to be scheduled. So, at 4:30am on the 9th of May 2014 the first wave of the Ferity 5K was off and running again with subsequent waves going off at 5:00 and 5:30am. Funny as it seems, the majority of the demand to have another competition came from many of the former competitors as well as a few new competitors that wanted to try their hand at suffering. Several women even spoke up about having a women’s division because they knew they had the upper hand in the suffering department and wanted a piece of the action. There are people that actually wake up that early just to come in and do an event like this to significantly challenge themselves and they do it all before the start of their work day. For the 2nd Edition of the Ferity 5K, a total of 30 people signed up to compete. All 30 competitors made it to the finish line within the two hour time limit. Of those 30 competitors six were women. There were three four-person all male teams and one two-person all male team. On the women’s side there were two teams of four
with three-females and one male making up each of the two teams. The events for the 5K were a little different from the previous edition. The first ½ mile leg had teams rolling a large tire using only a metal pole down a quarter mile to the turn around and then returning back to the start line by flipping the large tire and
jumping inside and out of the tire before the next teammate begins. Immediately after the tire rolling/flipping event was complete the teams moved on to the 140 pound (90 pounds for women) sled drag and pull where teams using straps and rope attached to the sled pulled the sled forward for a ¼ mile and then returned by using only the rope at its fully extended 30ft length to pull the sled each length of the rope until the sled reached the person pulling and then teammates would rotate and so on until they reached the start line once again completing a total of one mile of the 5K course. The next event of the Ferity was carrying two
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70 pound (40 pounds for women) dumbbells another ½ mile alternating between teammates closing in on the half-way point in the Ferity 5K. The task appears simple but is much more difficult to execute once the heavy fatigue sets in on the forearms and hands where all the grip strength resides. Immediately following the dumbbell carry, the teams had the task of carrying a large 80 pound water filled ball. Only one of the fourperson male teams was able to complete the task and the remainder of the teams carried a 50 pound beer keg filled with water another ½ mile completing two total miles of the total course. With only a little more than a mile to go the teams had already passed the point of pure exhaustion and were relying on each other’s strength to get them through what seemed to be a never-ending battle between fatigue, cramping and dizziness. The prowler sled push was the next event on the menu. What the other events lacked in will-breaking power, the prowler sled offered up tenfold. The wave one teams that hit the prowler sled first asked if it was joke that they were supposed to actually push the sled the entire ½ mile. Needless to say, when they started they were making minimal ground at best. Completely impossible and unimaginable were thoughts that came to mind. Regardless, each team somehow found the start line a ½ mile later to begin the second to last event which was an overhead pole carry with hanging unstable weight. By this time in the competition each competitor has been going well over an hour at nearly a maximum sustained heart rate the entire time. continued on page 9
continued from page 8 Somehow, in their weary condition all the teams were able to get through the overhead weight carry event and find themselves faced with the final event which was another sled drag with weight but this time is was dragged by using only your feet to hold the sled and your upper body to drag it the final .10 mile left of the 5K. All 30 people finished with no fanfare or huge finish line with trophies and medals honoring their great achievements…they didn’t need it. They all finished for the satisfaction of knowing they could survive the toughest 5K around. You’re probably wondering how you can participate in such a true test of grit. Just contact the Family and MWR Fitness Center Staff to find out when the next Ferity is scheduled and get signed up. But before you do that…you may want to pay a visit to Mr. Frank Same and the warriors out at the Functional Fitness area to get a little warm up. None of this would have been possible without support from the volunteers who came out at 4:15am to help. Special thanks to Frank Same for officiating the event.
The Family and MWR office included the Ferity 5K, along with a mini-Ferity 1.6K version of the event, as part of the 4th Annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. Campaign and also in Recognition of “National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.” The program is designed to demonstrate resiliency and encourage individual fitness! Look out for the next Ferity 5K and get signed up…it’s guaranteed to make you sweat.
yet! Congratulations to all 50 runners for completing the race and proving that you are Spartan tough! Registration fee was sponsored by the U.S.
SUPER SPARTAN! Photos by Art McQueen
Army Garrison-Miami’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Center.
On April 12th, 50 runners representing the SOUTHCOM and USAG-Miami participated in the Super Spartan Race at Oleta State Park. This race was a grueling, eight mile obstacle course with lots of mud, barbed wire, sand bags and never ending winding trails. Some say this was the toughest year
The lead runner for SOUTHCOM was AF MSG Trevor Brinton, J3. His time of 1:36:59 was good for 19th out of nearly 10,000. They also offer a Kids Spartan race which is great way to make this a family event. If you are interested in participating in the Super Spartan Race next year, please contact Jill Hauser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPORTS & FITNESS CLASS SCHEDULE
Monday 0600-0630 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1130-1230 Indoor Cycling with Monica 1130&1200 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1130-1300 Self-Defense Fundamentals with Jason - Free 1215-1315 Yoga with Minerva
Thursday 0600-0700 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 0600-0700 Indoor Cycling LtCol Martinez 1130&1200 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1130-1300 Self-Defense Fundamentals with Jason - Free 1215-1315 Yoga with Ali
Tuesday 0600-0700 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 0600-0700 Indoor Cycling Lt.Col Martinez 1130&1200 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free
Friday 1130-1230 Indoor Cycling with Monica 1130-1300 Self-Defense Fundamentals with Jason-Free 1215-1315 Yoga with Angela
Wednesday 0600-0630 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1130-1230 Indoor cycling with Monica 1130&1200 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1215-1315 Yoga with Ali
Saturday 1400-1500 Tae Kwon Do (ages 5-12)- Free * Parents must stay with child
Hours of Operation Monday – Thursday: 0500 – 2000, Friday: 0500 - 2000 Saturday and Sunday: 1000 – 1700 Open to Active Duty, Reserve, Retired Military & their Dependents 305.437.0123/0124
Schedule is Subject to Change $3 per Class or $25 for 10 Classes, (Cash or Check only) Please arrive on time for class, First Come – First Served Closed on holidays
THE MALTZ CHALLENGE
Spouse Employment Program
Claims will visit or contact the Office of Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA). FDVA is located at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAM C,) 1201 NW 16th Street, Room A213, Miami, Florida 33125, 305.575.3141. Hours of operation are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Military members are serviced on a walk in basis only.
Photos by Lisa Macias
On March 21st, the eighth annual Maltz Challenge was held outside the fitness center. The Maltz Challenge is a high-intensity crossfit workout that was started in 2007 by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agents.
Military members are required to bring a copy of their medical records from their local Military Treatment Facility along with any medical The Spouse Employment Program is offered by records from external treatment facilities. The the U.S. Army Garrison-Miami Army Community Miami Veterans Administration does not accept Service to provide assistance to spouses in information on CD for processing claims. acquiring skills, developing networks, and resources that will allow them to participate in Military members should arrive between the work force and to develop a career/work plan. 7:30 and 8:00 am, Monday through Friday to avoid parking congestion and potential crowd Spouses are provided comprehensive, accurate, concerns at the hospital. Upon processing a and up-to-date information on available claim with FDVA they will be forwarded to Mr. employment opportunities, education, volunteer Enrique Carrion. Any questions pertaining to resources, and support services which assist a claim will be directed by Mr. Carrion to the in making informed decisions on seeking claimant. employment. For additional information contact Mr. Joe Pagan, Services provided consist of individual and Employment Readiness Program Manager, group career assessment and counseling, 305.437.2639, or email email@example.com. negotiating salary, career exploration, instruction in job search strategies including the use of the internet, headhunters, and employment Resume and Interview/Mock agencies, staffing agencies, newspapers and Technique Workshops local resources.
The challenge is named after Air Force Master Sergeant Michael Maltz, a Para Rescue Jumper who was killed when the Pavehawk helicopter crashed during a medical evacuation of sick With an extensive free resource library Afghani children on March 23, 2003. containing more than 170 career books on resume, interview, salary negotiations, dress The Maltz Challenge is a memorial workout for success, employment, assessments, and event/salute to those who have been killed other career related subjects there is no need in action. This year, the DEA Miami Field to purchase these books. These resources are available for 30 day checkout periods. Other Division, with United States Army Garrison- resources consist of use of computers, faxes, Miami (USAG-M) and United States Southern and printers. Additionally, free transition guides Command (USSOUTHCOM,) honored Marine 1st are available for service members, spouses, Lieutenant Robert M. Kelly of the 3rd Battalion, family members, and veterans upon request. 5th Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division, I For additional information contact Mr. Joe Pagan, Family Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Service Center Employment Readiness Program California. Lieutenant Kelly was killed in Manager, 305.437.2639, or email joe.pagan1.civ@mail. action by an IED on November 9, 2010, while mil. taking part in dismounted combat operations, in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Military Service Coordinator Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Claim Procedures
More than 70 participants took part in this event to honor Lieutenant Kelly and all our fallen heroes. Effective immediately, military members requesting assistance with their Pre-Discharge
The civilian resume is a selling tool that outlines your skills and experiences so an employer can see, at a glance, how you can contribute to the employer’s workplace. More to the point, what you are actually doing is applying for an interview. Only in the rarest of cases will a resume in and of itself directly secure a job offer. The goal of an effective civilian resume is to highlight and summarize a person’s qualifications. If you’re interested in learning more about the three types of civilian resumes: Chronological, Functional, and Combination, attend How to Create an Effective Civilian Resume. continued on page 12
Resume and Interview/Mock Technique Workshops continued from page 11
Thursday, July 10, or Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 1- 4pm, USAG-Miami, Installation Services Center, ACS Classroom, 9301 NW 33rd Street, Doral, 33172. For those interested in learning more about interviewing register for the Interviewing/Mock Techniques Workshop. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, or Friday, August 29, 2014, 1 to 4 pm, USAG-Miami, Installation Services Center, ACS Classroom, 9301 NW 33rd Street, Doral, 33172. All attendees will receive resources to include a copy of Quick Resume Guide Six Steps to Building an Effective Resume, or an Interview Guide when attending â€œInterviewing/Mock Techniques Workshop. Space is available for 14 attendees and spouses are highly encouraged to attend. To register send an e-mail to joe.pagan1.civ@mail. mil, or call 305.437.2639.
Transition Assistance Program
search, interviews, resumes, reviewing job offers, networking, mock interviews, federal government employment, and resources will be provided. Briefs on Service Connected Disability, How to File a Claim, Veteran Rehabilitation & Educations, Tricare, Transportation, and other essential transition information is provided.
The next Transition Assistance Program is scheduled for September 15-19, USAG-Miami, Installation Services Center, Army Community Service Classroom, 9301 The new Transition Goals, Plans, Succeed NW 33rd Street, Doral, 33172. (GPS) program is a mandatory program for all military members retiring or leaving active duty Registration is limited to 35 attendees. service. It consists of five days of comprehensive information on transition assistance benefits Military spouses are cordially invited to attend. and services for service members and their As a matter of policy, former service members spouses who are separating or retiring from may attend TAP Workshops on a space-available active duty within 180 days. Retirees are eligible basis. to attend within two years of their retirement date. Workshops are conducted according to Personnel unable to attend transition services a National Memorandum of Understanding at USAG-Miami are provided a list of military between the Department of Defense, GBX installations throughout the State of Florida that Consultants/Calibre Veterans Benefits Brief I provide transition services. and II and GPX Consultants Trainers. To register, call Mr. Joe Pagan, Employment Information on personal appraisal, career Readiness Program Manager at 305.437.2639, or exploration, strategies for an effective job e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER NEWS
C Y S S 2 0 1 4 Week 1 Jun 9-13 Week 2 Jun 16-20
Week 3 Jun 23-27
Week 4 Jun 30-Jul 3
Week 5 Jul 7-11
Week 6 Jul 14-18
Week 7 Jul 21-25
Week 8 Jul 28-Aug 1
Week 9 Aug 4-8
Week 10 Aug 11-15
S U M M E R C A M P
Fear Factor (Challenges)
Iron Chef (Cooking) Futuristic Fun (Robotics)
Registration is done only for the weeks you need care. Spaces are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Child must be registered & a minimum of 7 children must be
enrolled for program to be offered.
Mission Impossible (Teamwork)
***Please note that if your child has any special needs including allergies and asthma, additional time is needed to process registration***
Back To The Future (Decades) Wild Wild West (Outback) Wet And Wild (Water Games) Superheroes (Comics)
For more information please call:
Child Development Center (305) 437-1281/1283 Monday-Friday 0600â€”1800
M I A M I - F LO R I D A
Miami Airport South - Blue Lagoon Services & Amenities: - Government Per Diem Rates Available - FREE "On The House"™ Hot Breakfast / "On The Run"™ Breakfast Bags - FREE High-Speed Internet access in the entire Hotel - FREE Airport Shuttle / FREE Gated Parking - FREE Local Calls & Long Distance access - FREE Business Center / FREE copies of USA Today - FREE In-Room Safes - Hair Dryer, Coffee Maker, Iron & Iron Board in every room - 2 Telephones with Voice-Mail - Meeting Facilities / On-site Convenience Store - Outdoor Pool / Whirlpool / Excercise Room - Suites with fully equipped kitchens, and separate living & dining room areas - ADA compliant / Non-smoking ﬂoors
Located 5 minutes from the Miami International Airport, and 15 minutes away from Downtwon, Port of Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and Miami Beach. Surrounded by major restaurants and shopping. Easy access to major highways.
Phone: (305)262-5400 - Fax: (305)262-5488 777 NW 57th Avenue (836 & Red Road) - Miami, Florida 33126 email@example.com - www.hamptoninnmiamiairport.com
ACS DIRECTOR’S CORNER ZIP CODE GROUPS The Zip Code Groups at USSOUTHCOM are organized by place of residence and offer an opportunity to meet new friends. The groups also provide a channel for spouses to get information about what happens at the command and in the surrounding civilian communities. The Zip Code Groups are a means of social interaction and camaraderie for spouses similar to that provided by the Officers and Enlisted Spouses Groups located on traditional military bases. The Zip Code Groups are organized in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. For additional information, contact Army Community Service at 305.437.2644 or one of the Zip Code Group Coordinators listed below:
Zip Code Group Coordinators MIAMI-DADE - firstname.lastname@example.org. BROWARD COUNTY - email@example.com. SOCSOUTH - www.facebook.com/groups/socsouthredfam HOMESTEAD - www.facebook.com/groups/ HomesteadMilitaryWives
Keeping Your Child Academically Engaged Over the Summer When you think back to your summers as a child, you may fondly remember those carefree days when you didn’t have to go to school and you could play outside for hours. Although unstructured play and downtime is so important for our children, fun learning and reading time should also be part of those long summer days. Decades of research has confirmed that children who do not remain academically engaged over the summer lose some of the learning they received in the previous school year. Teachers spend nearly a month of the new school year re-teaching the previous year’s skills. Summers off are one of the most important, and least acknowledged, causes of underachievement in schools. Keeping your child academically engaged over the summer doesn’t have to be a chore for either you or your child. The following tips can help keep your child involved while having fun at the same time: • • • • • • •
Enroll your child in a summer program. Read books with your child. Make time to read with younger children each day. Visit places that can be educational. Take regular trips to the library. Incorporate math into your daily activities. Start getting ready for the next year.
Helping your children stay engaged throughout the summer will help set them up for success in the new school year. You can learn about more ways to keep your children active and engaged by contacting a consultant through Military OneSource at 800-342-9647.
WHO’S WHO Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (Family and MWR)
Child, Youth & School Services (CYS Services) 305.437.1141 CYSS Coordinator - Francisco Brizuela, firstname.lastname@example.org Administration - Mary Gomez, email@example.com Office of Administration: Development Center Director - Denise Gonzalez, Director - Sheryl Byrd, firstname.lastname@example.org 305.437.2720 Childdenise.email@example.com Financial Management Officer - Marisol Archibold, Community Based Program Manager/CDC Trainer - Edna firstname.lastname@example.org 305.437.1144 Quinones, Edna.email@example.com Marketing, Sponsorship and Advertising - Helen Colby, Outreach Services Director - Ileana Gonzalez-Posada, firstname.lastname@example.org 305.437.3149 email@example.com School Liaison Officer - Joyce Kennedy, firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: southcom.miami.usag.mbx-mwr-customer-service@ mail.mil Family Programs Toll Free Hot Line: 1.877.291.1604 Army Community Service Director - Victoria DuBois, email@example.com 305.437.2644 Recreation Services Consumer Affairs/Emergency Financial Assistance - Richard Zimmelman, firstname.lastname@example.org 305.437.2645 Special Events/BOSS - Community Recreation Manager Employment Readiness/Transition Assistance Stephen Ondriezek 305.437.2627 Joe Pagan, email@example.com 305.437.2639 Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org Advocacy/Exceptional Family Member Leisure Travel Services - Eric Ruiz, 305.437.1595 Family Joe Walker, email@example.com 305.437.2734 Relocation Readiness Vilma Lesesne, Sport and Fitness firstname.lastname@example.org 305.437.1958 Outreach Services Support Coordinator Fitness Center 305.437.0123 / 0124 Survivor Maddie Husta, madhya.I.email@example.com 305.437.2178 Jill Hauser, Recreation Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org; Survivor Outreach Services Financial Counselor Frank Same, Recreation Specialist, francisco.same.naf@ Vincent Luongo, vincent.luongo4.ctr@mail. 305.437.0142 mail.mil; Angelique Williams, angelique.s.williams.naf@ Volunteer Coordinator - Mary Ortiz, mail.mil; Jose Fernandez, jose.a.fernandez107.naf@mail. email@example.com 305.437.2667 mil; Alci Montero, firstname.lastname@example.org; Arthurlyn Military Family Employment Advocate Vanessa Cervantes, Mitcham: email@example.com CareerSource South Florida 305.228.2300, ext. 4219
firstname.lastname@example.org SHARP Victim Advocate - Edward Wilhite, email@example.com
Army Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP) ADCO, ASAP Program Manager - Guy W. Drab, firstname.lastname@example.org 305.437.3078 Suicide Prevention and Employee Assistance Programs Cheryl A. Davis, email@example.com 305.437.2932 ASAP Clinical Program Administrator - Marilou Balch, Marilou.firstname.lastname@example.org 305.437.3085 Drug Testing Coordinators (DTC) - Wanda Laureano, email@example.com; Connie Sova, connie.I.firstname.lastname@example.org 305.437.1744 / 2428 Prevention Education/Activities Coordinator (PC) Carmen Rivera Martinez, email@example.com 305.437.3076
Clinic Office hours: 0700-1600
For appointments call 305.437.3559 Services TRICARE enrolled members TRICARE Service Centers 1.800.444.5445 Miramar or USCG Air Station Opa Locka Domestic Violence/Child Abuse FAP Treatment/Behavioral Health 305.437.0519 Family Counseling Center 305.437.3086 Housing Referral 305.437.2642 Education Service 305.437.2287 Carlson Wagonlit 1.800.579.6681
The Bugle Boy is an unofficial, bimonthly publication of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, U.S. Army Garrison-Miami, and is published for members of the United States Southern Command. Contents of The Bugle Boy are not necessarily the official views of, or are endorsed by the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Southern Command. The distribution, mention or use of any sponsorâ€™s products, services, or funds by the U.S. Southern Command does not express or imply an endorsement of the sponsor. All submissions are subject to editing. The appearance of advertising in this newsletter does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Army, the U. S. Southern Command or the U.S. Army Garrison-Miami Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fund. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this policy of equal opportunity by the advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. To submit story ideas, articles, or purchase advertising, call the editor at 305.437.3149 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.