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May/June 2013

SPOTLIGHT ON the WEARING OF THE GREEN 1

SPOTLIGHT: ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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WHAT’S UP IN SOUTH FLORIDA

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FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER NEWS

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PREPARE FOR HURRICANES!

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WHAT’S UP IN FAMILY & MWR

11 GOING GREEN 15 SPOUSES’ CORNER / WHO’S WHO

United States Army Garrison-Miami Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation 9301 NW 33rd Street Doral, Florida 33172 305.437.2665 Sign up for Family and MWR e-mail and Send Your Customer Comments to: Mwrcustomerservice@ hq.southcom.mil LIKE US ON FACEBOOK USAG-MIAMI FMWR

1000 USSOUTHCOM team members were Irish for a day when they enjoyed corned beef and cabbage, traditional Irish music and dance, and fabulous door prizes thanks to our terrific sponsors. Gen Kelly kicked off the St. Patrick’s Day celebration and the Military Emergency Relief Campaign. Erin go Bragh! (Éirinn go brách - Ireland Forever!) The Department of Defense does not endorse the sponrors.

Photos by Art McQueen


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MAY

30 - Interview Techniques Workshop, 1-4pm, ACS Classroom

25 - Newcomer Orientation, Tuesday, 8-11am ACS Classroom

1 - Photo Contest Begins, Wednesday

31 - Miami Tour, Friday, 9am-3:30pm

2 - Bring Your Sons and Daughter to Work (Miami-Dade students,) Thursday

Bench Press Competition, 11:30am-12:30pm, Gym

26 - AER Command Brief, Wednesday, 10:1010:30am, ACS Classroom

5 - Shake-a-Leg Military Appreciation Community Bay Day, Sunday, 12-4pm

Working in Your Strengths, Friday, 11:30am12:30pm, 12:30-1pm Q&A, ACS Classroom

7 - Job Fair, Tuesday, Tuesday, 10am-2pm, Gym Military Appreciation Coffee, 10am, Gym That’s Not Good Enough, 11:30am-12:30pm, 12:30-1pm Q&A, Army Community Services (ACS) Classroom 9 -Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Spouse Training, Thursday, 10:30am1pm, ACS Classroom Managing Household Cash Flows, 1-2:30pm, ACS Classroom

JUNE

28-30 - Marriage & Relationship Workshop, Friday-Sunday, SOCSOUTH. Call for details.

3 - Transition to Elementary, Middle or High School, Monday, 10-11:30am, ACS Classroom Deadline to submit Photo Contest Entries, Noon 4 - Strong Beginnings Graduation, Tuesday, 1011:30am, Child Development Center (CDC) Real Estate and Mortgages, 11:30am12:30pm, 12:30-1pm Q&A, ACS Classroom

16 - First Term Finance, Thursday, 8am-12pm, ACS Classroom

17 - First Term Finance, Wednesday, 8am-12pm, ACS Classroom

10 - Summer Camp Begins

18 - Real World Retirement Planning, Thursday, 1-2pm, ACS Classroom

22 - From Fruition to Tuition, Wednesday, 11:30am-12:30pm, 12:30-1pm Q&A, ACS Classroom

10-15 - Photo Contest Display, Monday-Saturday, locations tba

24 - Training Holiday, Friday Broward Teacher Planning Day, 6am-6pm, School Age Center

11 - The Great Misunderstanding, Tuesday, 11:30am12:30pm, 12:30-1pm Q&A, ACS Classroom 12 - Parent Advisory Meeting, Wednesday, 12-1pm, CDCTraining Rm

27 - Memorial Day Holiday, Monday

ACS Information Fair, Tuesday, 11:30am-12:30pm

28 - Newcomer Orientation, Tuesday, 8-11am, ACS Classroom

14 - Family & MWR 5k Walk/Run, Friday, 7:30am, Gate 2

29 - AER Command Brief, Wednesday, 10:10-10:30am, ACS Classroom Choosing the Right Insurance for Every Stage of Life, 1-2pm, ACS Classroom

5 - Training Holiday, Friday

Southcom 50th Anniversary Celebration, Tuesday, 12-3pm

10-14 -CYS Army Birthday Reading, Monday - Friday, 10am & 3pm, , CYS Art Exhibit ,CDC

101 Days of Summer Safety Begins

4 - Independence Day Holiday, Thursday

11 - Raise Your Credit Score and Liquidate Debt, Thursday, 1-2:30pm, ACS Classroom

21 - Investing Basics, Tuesday, 1-2pm, ACS Classroom

23 - PCS & Entitlements Workshop, Thursday, 1-2:30pm, ACS Classroom

JULY

10 - How to Create an Effective Civilian Resume, Wednesday, 1-4pm, ACS Classroom

14 - Of Mice and Mutual Funds, Tuesday, 11:30am-12:30pm, 12:30-1pm Q&A, ACS Classroom 15 - How to Develop an Effective Civilian Resume, Wednesday, 1-4pm, ACS Classroom

27 - Road to Successful Car Buying, Thursday, 1-2pm, ACS Classroom

22 - Interview Techniques, Monday, 1-4pm, ACS Classroom 23 - Newcomer Orientation, Tuesday, 8-11am, ACS Classroom Interview Techniques Workshop, 1-4pm, ACS Classroom 24 - AER Command Brief, Wednesday, 10:1010:30am, ACS Classroom 25 - PCS & Entitlements Workshop, Thursday, 1-2:30pm, ACS Classroom 26 - Miami Tour, Friday, 9am-3:30pm

CYS Red, White & Blue Parade, 10am, Courtyard CYS Cake Cutting, 4-6pm, CDC 17-21 -Transition Assistance Workshop, Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm, ACS Classroom

Classes and Events For more information or to register, call the Family Support Center, 305.437.2665


WHAT’S UP IN SOUTH FLORIDA? BROWARD - www.sunny.org/visitors/events/ Spanish Galleon: Viva Florida 500, May 14-19, Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach, 801 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1629. Free. A signature event of Viva Florida 500, tour a replica Spanish Galleon from when Juan Ponce de Leon first came to La Florida in 1513. With plenty of public parking around the Las Olas Marina, come tour the vessel while it’s in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are free and can be obtained online. Check for details: www.sunny.org/includes/calendar-of-events/ Spanish-Galleon-Viva-Florida-500/16992/?e_ pageNum=1&startrow=1&anchornum=11. MIAMI-DADE - www.miamiandbeaches. com/events Miami Museum Month, May 1-31. The cultural scene in Greater Miami and the Beaches is unique and diverse. During May, celebrate Miami Museum Month and receive special offers at participating museums. Offers include buy one admission, get one free or join one museum in May and see them all. This is an incredible opportunity to experience our inspiring museums. www. miamimuseummonth.com/. 10th Annual Love-In Party in the Park, May 5, 11am-6:30pm, Greynolds Park, 17530 West Dixie Highway, North Miami. Enjoy great rock-n-roll from the 60s, 70s, and 80s at the annual Love-In Party in the Park. Patrons will enjoy great, food, family-friendly activities, and rocking live concerts. General admission tickets are $15 for advanced purchases and $20 at the door; VIP tickets are $45 advanced purchase and $50 at the door. For tickets or more information: www. miamipartyinthepark.com. 305.945.3425. Redland International Orchid Show, May 17- 19, one of the largest annual orchid shows in the U.S. featuring more than 50 booths of educational exhibits and orchid vendors. An American Orchid Society judged event showcasing various types of orchids, plants, and supplies for sale, lectures by experts, raffles, and international food. 9am-5pm. Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Miami, FL 33031, 305.247.5727, www.fruitandspicepark.org/.

Cuba Nostalgia, May 17-19. Annual expo and festival of Cuban culture, memorabilia and collectibles. Features a fine art show, exhibits, books, food and music. Fair Expo Center, 10901 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33133, 305.856.7595, www.cubanostalgia. org/.

Fa i r c h i l d Tro p i c a l Botanic Garden, admission p r i c e s waived the first Wednesday of the month from June to November and each Sunday in August. A day at Fairchild is a day in paradise. Visit a tropical rainforest, view world class art, dine at an award winning café surrounded by the beauty of nature. The Garden is free to active duty. 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, 305.667.1651. www.fairchildgarden.org/.

Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival, June 8-9. One of the largest Black heritage festivals in the United States. Enjoy colorful costumed junkanoo groups dancing to Caribbean rhythms, with rake ‘n scrape instruments. Features entertainment on three stages and more than 300 vendors selling a variety of arts, crafts and food. Along Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL 33133, 305.448.9501. Gables Gallery Night, Monthly open house, first Friday of each month showcases local www.goombayfestivalcoconutgrove.com/. galleries. exhibitions, free refreshments and R e d l a n d complimentary continuous shuttle buses Summer Fruit between galleries 6-10pm. Downtown Coral Festival, June Gables, 33134, 305.444.4493. 15-16. Summer is a time to Free Fridays at The Wolfsonian, Free gallery enjoy the admission on Fridays from 6-9pm. Exhibition different fruits tours at 6pm. 1001 Washington Ave., that are in season. The Fruit & Spice Park Miami Beach, 33139, 305.535.2645, www. hosts its annual Redland Summer Fruit wolfsonian.org. Festival to showcase these and other rare fruits that can be enjoyed at this unique Miami Art Museum - Second Saturdays Are Free For Families, fun, park. 10am-5pm. Fruit and Spice Park, interactive programs. 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead, FL 33031, Families of all ages 305.247.5727, www.fruitandspicepark.org/ explore Miami Art Museum together, find Miami Beach Fourth of July Celebration, inspiration to create July 4. Free concerts and fireworks. Bring a works of art, and beach chair or towel. Glass containers and participate in handsalcoholic beverages are not permitted. 8th on activities led by Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 33139, education staff. 1-4pm. 305.673.7577. www.miamibeachfl.gov/. Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305.375.3000, www. International miamiartmuseum.org/. Mango Festival, July 13-14, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CALENDAR OF celebrates the EVENTS - www.miamidade.gov/parks/ mangos of calendar.asp India with a selection of MONROE (Florida Keys) - www.fla-keys. cultivars sure com/calendarofevents/ to dazzle your tastebuds! Experience the world’s largest display of more than 200 locally grown PALM BEACH - www.palmbeachfl.com cultivars from the Fairchild’s very own collection to mango tree sales, tastings and DORAL - www.cityofdoral.com/ evaluations, lectures, food demonstrations, children’s activities and Mangoville. The Social Fridays in Doral, free Doral Trolley Veranda Restaurant will be open for snacks stops at various entertainment and culinary and lunch, mango smoothies will be sold businesses of Doral, showcasing the and island music will be played throughout nightlife of the city, free. The route includes the weekend. 9:30am-4:30pm. Fairchild stops at the city’s hotels, where trolley route Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler maps are available listing other Social Friday Road, Coral Gables, 33156, 305.667.1651, points of interest. 8-11pm. Various locations www.fairchildgarden.org/. throughout Doral, FL 33178, 305.593.6725, ext. 70, www.cityofdoral.com.


FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER NEWS Spouse Employment Program

The Spouse Employment Program is offered by Army Community Service (ACS) to provide assistance to spouses in acquiring skills, developing networks, and resources that will allow them to participate in the workforce and develop a career/work plan. Spouses are provided comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date information on available employment opportunities, education, volunteer resources, and support services which assist in making informed decisions on seeking employment. Services consist of individual and group career assessment and counseling, negotiating salary, career exploration, instruction in job search strategies including the use of the internet, headhunters, employment agencies, staffing agencies, newspapers and local resources.

conducted according to a National Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, and GPX Consultants.

FDVA is located at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, (VAMC,) 1201 NW 16th Street, Room A213, Miami, FL 33125, 305.575.3141. Hours of operation are 8am-4 pm, Monday through Friday. Military members are serviced on a walk- Information on personal appraisal, career exploration, strategies for an effective job in basis only. search, interviews, resumes, reviewing job We recommend that military members arrive offers, networking, mock interviews, federal between 8am and 9am to avoid parking government employment, and resources will be congestion and potential crowd concerns at provided. the hospital. Upon processing a claim with FDVA they will be forwarded to Mr. Carrion. Any Briefs on Service Connected Disability, How to questions pertaining to a claim will be directed File a Claim, Veteran Rehabilitation & Educations, Tricare, Transportation, and other essential by Mr. Carrion to the claimant. transition information are provided. Thank you for your military service and cooperation in complying with these new The next Transition Assistance Program is procedures as the Veterans Administration (VA) scheduled for June 17-21 at US Army Garrisoncontinues to provide the necessary assistance Miami, Army Community Service. Registration is in ensuring your Pre-Discharge Claims are limited to 35 attendees. processed in a professional and timely manner. Military spouses are cordially invited to attend. As For additional information contact Mr. Joe Pagan, a matter of policy, former service members may attend TAP Workshops on a space available basis. at 305.437.2639, or joe.pagan@hq.southcom.mil.

Transition Assistance Program

Resume’ and interview technique workshops are scheduled monthly. ACS’s resources include computers, faxes, printers, and career library. These services are offered free of charge. For additional information contact the If you are planning to retire or leave the military, Employment Readiness Program Manager, Mr. the Transition Assistance Program is here to Joe Pagan, 305.437.2639, or e-mail, joe.pagan@ assist. hq.southcom.mil. The new Transition GPS (Goals, Plans and Success) program consist of five days of Military Service Coordinator Benefits Delivery at Discharge Claim Procedures comprehensive information on transition assistance benefits and services for service Effective immediately, military members members and their spouses who are separating requesting assistance with their Pre-Discharge or retiring from active duty within 180 days. Claims will visit or contact the Office of Florida Retirees are eligible to attend within two years of their retirement date. Workshops are Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA).

Personnel unable to attend transition services at USAG-Miami are provided a list of military installations throughout the State of Florida that provide transition services. To register for USAG-Miami call Joe Pagan, 305. 437.2665/2639, or email, joe.pagan@ hq.southcom.mil.

USAG-Miami Career/Job Fair USAG-Miami is sponsoring a Career/Job Fair that will be organized by Transition Career, LLC on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Fitness Center, 9301 NW 33rd Street, Miami, FL 33172. The Career/Job Fair is open to job seekers who already have access onto a military installation. Transition Careers and sponsor cannot provide access for job seekers regardless of pre-registration. For those planning to attend the following Ten Tips for Career/Job Fair are provided to assist with your planning.


Ten Tips for Job Fairs

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.

Job fairs are excellent places to learn, network and land a job. You could easily miss your ideal job opportunity while trying to work through the crowd. But here are some planning tips to provide that edge over your competitors who fail • Also prepare to fill out a job application on to properly prepare: the spot. Unless you’re otherwise directed, it’s best to turn it in right away. Taking it • If the web sites 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.

• Plan to take at least 20 crisp resumes to home first allows your better-prepared a job fair, 30 or so if it’s a huge event. The competitors to beat you to it. 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 • Arrive a few minutes early at a job fair, to register if required and plan your “attack.” pen, pencil and notepad too, and organize it Pick up a booth map if available, and route all in a nice brief case or portfolio. your path to the employers you’ve targeted. Visit your targeted employers first with • Before a job fair, prepare to interview resume in hand, and spend some “quality on the spot. A 30 second commercial is time” with each. a statement to describe the skills and services that you have to offer an employer. It’s better to politely sidestep up-front • When wrapping up your conversations with

employers’ reps, show your interest by asking them what the next steps are. Ask if it’s okay to call them or send follow-up letters a few days after the job fair ends. • Track to which employers you’ve submitted your resume at the job fair, so you don’t redundantly resubmit it too soon. It’s a good idea to jot down other notes too, right after you talk with each rep. • Collect business cards or contact info as you go, and do follow up within 24-48 hours 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. • 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. • 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.


To report suspected child abuse, neglect, or spouse abuse, contact Family Advocacy, 305.437.2734 After duty hours Spouse Abuse - 911 Child Abuse 1.800.96A.BUSE or 1.800.962.2873

FOR INFORMATION ON ADVERTIZING IN THE BUGLE BOY, SEND AN EMAIL TO mwrcustomerservice@hq.southcom.mil.


Ready for Hurricane Season? Hurricane season begins June 1! Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena and we in South Florida need to be prepared. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by destructive winds, tornadoes and flooding from these storms. It’s vital to you and your family’s well being to plan for what to do when a hurricane threatens. To get you started, we’ve provided answers to some frequently asked questions below. For further information, come to our Hurricane Preparedness booth at the upcoming Safety Day on 23 May or contact Zena Tucker, HQ SOUTHCOM J33 Meteorology and Oceanography Officer, 305.437.3904.

When will personnel be released from duty? The final decision regarding personnel duty reporting is the HQ SOUTHCOM Chief of Staff. The decision is based on these and other situation unique factors: • Are 58mph winds forecast within 48 hours at Miami? • Are there current or planned closures of local government offices? • Are there current or planned curtailments of county/city transportation services? • Are there current or planned closures of schools? • What is the recommendation of the Federal Executive Board and/or Miami-Dade emergency managers? • Are significant events or operations ongoing for HQ SOUTHCOM?

How can I learn about the operating status of HQ SOUTHCOM?

Changes to HQ SOUTHCOM duty reporting are disseminated in the following ways: • Hurricane Hotline: 305.437.3919 or DSN 567.3919. SOUTHCOM will begin updating this phone line 72 hours prior to any storm approaching South Florida. Updates are at 0500 and 1700 local time or as changes are implemented. • AtHoc Alert Notification System: This system is used to send mass notifications to personnel. Messages may go out as phone call(s), text to cell phone, email, pop-up on work computer. • WATCHGRAM: An email notification to leadership. Therefore, chain of command should have latest status. • SOUTHCOM websites: Public www.southcom. mil/Pages/Default.asp and CAC accessible only: https://scportal/Pages/Default.aspx.

What about evacuation? The Commander, US Southern Command, has the authority to order an evacuation of military, dependents of military personnel, civilian employees and dependents of civilian employees to a safe location. However, emergency managers of MiamiDade say mass evacuation of all residents is not recommended for storms within 72 hours of South Florida since traffic congestion would leave people vulnerable in their automobiles. Therefore, it is very unlikely the commander will order a mass evacuation prior to a storm. Therefore, those who live in storm surge zones, mobile homes, or other non-resilient homes need to make personal plans for evacuation.

My home has no storm protection (shutters, storm windows) or I live in a mobile home. I intend to evacuate. What should I do? Advance planning is essential. Plan to pack your family, pets and important documents quickly. Make prior arrangements to stay with family or friends in a safe, storm-ready house. Another option is to go to a storm-ready hotel. Finally, county storm shelters are available; it is prudent to locate closest shelters early and know the route. Once you’ve decided on your destination, notify your chain of command of your location.

Will the government reimburse me if I evacuate my

home? Not normally. Only an ordered evacuation from the installation commander obligates reimbursement. Civil authorities may order an evacuation; however, they cannot obligate government funds.

May I bring my family and pets to HQ SOUTHCOM installation to ride out the storm? No. The installation is not a Red Cross certified shelter. Without special funding, the installation can’t support care and feeding for additional personnel.

What do I do after the storm? Take care of immediate safety concerns first. Contact chain of command as soon as possible after storm passage. If unable to reach chain of command, call the SOUTHCOM JOC at 305.437.3600. Text messages often will be delivered when normal cell phone calls will not go through. If you have no communications, try your neighbors. References County emergency management pages contain locations of shelters, generator-powered gas stations and grocery stores, storm preparation checklists and more. • Miami-Dade: www.miamidade.gov/fire/ emergency-management.asp • Broward: www.broward.org/hurricane/Pages/ Default.aspx • Monroe: www.monroecountyem.com/index. aspx?NID=1 • Palm Beach: www.pbcgov.com/dem/ hurricane/ NOAA National Weather Service is the official source of weather warning and watches. • South Florida Hazards (list of all warnings/ watches for SFL): www.srh.noaa.gov/mfl/ hazards/ • National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov/ HQ SOUTHCOM Important Phone Numbers Hurricane Hotline: ……………..………..............305.437.3919 USSOUTHCOM JOC: …………….....…............305.437.3600 HQ SOUTHCOM Security Guard Desk.....305.437.2677


WHAT’S UP IN FAMILY AND MWR ? HERO CHALLENGE

martial artist, hundreds of other elite and professional athletes, including the average citizen worldwide. Wanna WOD, LLC and CrossFit BRx, are respectable organizations that have come together to promote physical fitness in the public safety sector. The organizations’ management team and members have strong backgrounds in both the law enforcement industry and CrossFitTM – style training. With more than 25 years of law enforcement experience and partnering with one of South Florida’s pioneers in CrossFitTM for Miami-Dade County, this event will grow to be a nationally recognized trademark.

TRIBUTE TO THE MILITARY RUN

Photo by Angelique Williams

provides an 8.3 mile route with 20+ obstacles. The Spartan races were originally designed to get people off their couch and start living. From beginner trail racers and mud run participants to hardcore warriors, tough guys and marathon runners, they all come out to test themselves on the insane obstacle races! 99.9% of all people who try this event will finish, and 100% will have their thirst for mud & trail racing fully satisfied. Are you Spartan tough? Join us next year to find out.

Photos by Angelique Williams

Trevor Briton - 10th place out of 3943 people! SOUTHCOM members and the SOUTHCOM Color Guard participated in the First Annual Hero challenge on February 16th & 17th in Tropical Park. USMC Sgt. Deodoro Cruzado placed 19th in the Men’s Rookie category. USMC GySgt. Howard Davis, SSgt. Anderson Salgado and Sgt. Brad Boudoin placed 3rd and USN IS1 Daniel Reuter, IS3 Daniel Pizzichili and IS3 Irving Teos placed 7th in the Men’s Team division. The Hero Challenge is an opportunity for current and former police, fire and military personnel to compete for bragging rights in a fierce, physical competition featuring WODs (Workout of the Day) named after fallen heroes. There has always been friendly competition/rivalry between Police, Fire and Military personnel. Although it has always been in good faith and sportsmanship, the rivalry has always existed. So what better way to resolve such challenge than putting everyone to the same physical test and having the first national Hero Challenge? For the past few years, the CrossFitTM – style workouts have grown to a new epidemic when it comes to the world of fitness. This style of fitness is the principle strength and conditioning program for many police academies, tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion

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Congratulations SC Warriors for a job well done! SC Warriors placed 5th out of 287 teams!

On February 25, Family and MWR Fitness Center sponsored 22 runners to participate in the Tribute to the Military 5k in Coral Gables. The Tribute to the Military 5k honors and praises the men and women who serve and have served the United States of America in any branch of the military, and are currently fighting the Global War on Terrorism. Great job SOUTHCOM Warriors. First Place Military Female Jennifer Kimmey Third Place Military Female Tabitha Harris Second Place Male 40-44 Yong Cassle First Place Male 50-54 Joe DiSalvo Third Place Female 50-54 Marilou Balch Race results: www.splitsecondtiming.com/results/2013/ tributerun2013.html

Photo by Alci Montero

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upport the SOUTHCOM Warriors 35 and older basketball team play every Tuesday night in the City of Doral Basketball League. Games start at 7PM at the USAG-M Fitness Center!

SPARTAN RACE On February 24, Family and MWR Fitness Center sponsored 50 runners to participate in the Super Spartan Race in Oleta River State Park. The Super Spartan obstacle race

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SPORTS & FITNESS CLASS SCHEDULE 305.437.0123

Monday

Wednesday

0600-0630 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 0600-0630 Core Workout with Frank - Free 0630-0700 Core Workout with Frank - Free 0630-0700 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1130-1200 Awesome Abs with SFC Granado – Free 1130-1200 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1130-1200 Core Workout with Frank - Free 1200-1230 Core Workout with Frank - Free 1230-1300 Core Workout with Frank - Free 1200-1230 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1230-1300 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1215-1315 Yoga with Gaby 1645-1745 Zumba with Zafille 1700-1800 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free

0600-0630 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 0600-0630 Core Workout with Frank - Free 0630-0700 Core Workout with Frank - Free 0630-0700 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1100-1200 Zumba with Zafille 1130-1200 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1130-1200 Core Workout with Frank - Free 1200-1230 Core Workout with Frank - Free 1230-1300 Core Workout with Frank - Free 1200-1230 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1230-1300 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1215-1315 Yoga with Rae 1700-1800 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free

Tuesday

Thursday

0600-0700 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 0600-0615 15 Minute Workout with Frank - Free 0630-0645 15 Minute Workout with Frank - Free 1130-1230 Indoor cycling with Lucy 1100-1200 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1130-1145 15 Minute Workout with Frank - Free 1200-1300 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1230-1245 15 Minute Workout with Frank - Free 1215-1315 Power Yoga with Rae 1700-1800 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1715-1730 15 Minute Workout with Frank - Free

0600-0700 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 0600-0615 15 Minute Workout with Frank - Free 0630-0645 15 Minute Workout with Frank - Free 1130-1230 Indoor cycling with Lucy 1100-1200 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1130-1145 15 Minute Workout with Frank - Free 1200-1300 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1215-1315 Power Yoga with Rae 1645-1745 Zumba with Zafille 1700-1800 Functional Fitness with Frank – Free 1715-1730 15 Minute Workout with Frank - Free

Friday 1130-1230 Abs Class & Indoor Cycling- TBA - Free 1215-1315 Yoga with Ali American Kickboxing 1800-1900 Wednesdays, Saturdays 1200-1300 - Free Tae Kwon Do (Kids age 5 -12) 1800-1900 Thursdays, Saturdays 1100-1200 - Free (Parent or guardian must stay with child) Tiger Tae Kwon Do (ages 3 & 4) 1030-1100 Saturdays - Free (parents must stay with child)

Hours of Operation Monday – Thursday: 0500 – 2000 Friday: 0500 - 2000 Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 1000 – 1700 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


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In the conventional garden, when faced with a pest problem, gardeners often turn first to chemical pesticides designed to kill unwanted insects and weeds. However, these products often pose risks to people, pets and other organisms found in the ecosystem. Organic methods, on the other hand, avoid synthetic pesticides entirely; in fact, organic certification completely forbids their use. Organic gardeners aren’t without options, however, when other pest-control methods fail. Natural substances, often derived from plant and mineral sources, can act as pesticides and have a place in the organic garden. (See References 1 and 2, page 445) Integrated Pest Management Organic growing relies on a method known as integrated pest management, or IPM, to control unwanted bugs and weeds in the garden. While this system doesn’t forbid the use of pesticide sprays and powders, organic gardeners who use IPM first try to control the pest through maintaining plant health and resistance to damage, handpicking and trapping of pests, encouragement of natural predators, disruption of the pest’s environment and, finally, the application of organic pesticides. IPM requires targeted application of the safest pesticides rather than widespread treatment, and avoiding toxic products when safer options exist. (See References 3) Insect Control In nature, many plants have evolved the ability to synthesize chemicals that protect them from damage by certain insect species. When extracted, these chemicals can serve as pesticides against common pests afflicting your garden. Natural insecticides break down faster, making them safer for use on food plants, and pose less of a threat to your other vegetation and beneficial insects. Common organic insecticides derived from plants include sabadilla, rotenone, pyrethrins, neem and nicotine. Insecticidal soaps, petroleumbased oils and sulfur also control insect pests. Only use insecticidal soaps formulated for killing bugs, as other soaps may contain chemicals that harm your plants. (See References 4 and References 2, pages 457-461) Weed Control Seventy percent of the world’s most annoying and harmful weeds call the U.S. home, causing herbicides to dominate national pesticide sales. Weeds not only steal water and nutrients from your plants but also often produce allergens and look unsightly. Pulling weeds by hand and avoiding compost and mulch that may contain weed seeds can help control these pests, but extensive existing problems may require herbicides. Herbicides appropriate for use in an organic garden include soft soaps, which prevent the gas exchanges plants need to survive, and biopesticides, plant diseases that attack specific weeds. (See References 5) Applying Pesticides Organic pesticides can seem less dangerous than synthetics, an incorrect and potentially dangerous assumption. Read labels closely, checking that the pesticide is safe and approved for the plant you intend to use it on. Pesticides like soaps and plant-derived treatments can harm some beneficial plants. Always follow instructions on the label precisely with respect to the amount of product to use, time of day and weather conditions for safest use, protective clothing to wear and other precautions you may need to take. Keep products stored in their original containers where you will continue to have access to application instructions. (See References 2, pages 456-457) References U.S. EPA: Pesticides and Food --- What “Organically Grown” Means “Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening”; Fern Marshall Bradley, et al., editors; 2009 U.S. EPA: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Principles Radcliffe’s IPM World Textbook; Botanical Insecticides; Gonzalo Silva-Aguayo Radcliffe’s IPM World Textbook; An Introduction to Herbicides; George W. Ware and David M. Whitacre; 2004

It’s becoming easier than ever to green your home with a broad array of natural and organic products that allow you to clean, garden, renovate, furnish and otherwise create a healthy living space. Serve an organic vegan meal on a reclaimed barn wood table that sits on bamboo flooring and overlooks a pesticide-free lawn. Don’t forget to swap the paper napkins for washable, organic linen ones. Walk Your Green Talk Natural and organic underfoot means floors that are renewable and grown sustainably. The University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment lists green flooring choices that include bamboo, made from a fast-growing renewable grass that can be farmed organically; natural cork flooring, the sustainable harvested bark from the cork oak tree; all-natural linoleum, made from linseed oil mixed with natural resins, cork, wood flour and organic pigments; and 100-percent organic wool carpet. (See References 5, 6) Organic Cleaning Products The University of Kentucky Extension recommends reading labels to find out which natural ingredients in household cleaning products are organic. (See References 3) The Organic Foods Production Act doesn’t regulate cleaners, but it does regulate some of their ingredients, so checking the label is one way to see what you’re buying. Green Seal is a nonprofit organization that applies science-based standards to product evaluation. (See References 2) Green Seal certification means a product is sustainable throughout its entire life cycle, from the ingredients it uses to the recyclable nature of its containers. Really Green Lawns University researchers and trade associations have been studying your lawn --- or rather, what you put on it. Colorado State University Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics reports that estimates of organic lawn care products sales were about $360 million in 2005, or 6 percent of a $6 billion annual market. (See References 4) The Organic Trade Association estimated that sales of organic lawn care products would reach $670 million by 2011, based on the increasing popularity of toxic chemical-free fertilizers and pest controls. Look for the organic label, but read the ingredients to be sure you are getting an organic product. The nonprofit Organic Materials Review Institute posts a list of products that meet the National Organic Standards. Safe Sheets Natural, organic bed linens can help you to get a good night’s sleep. Wool and cotton are healthy alternatives to synthetic fibers. (See References 1) Organic textiles are grown using sustainable farming practices and fair trade labor. Green bedding products are manufactured without environmentally harmful chemicals and they are dyed with biodegradable pigments. Natural fibers wear well, wick moisture, insulate comfortably and don’t keep you awake worrying about damage to the planet. References Davidson College: Green Dorm Room Green Seal: Household Products University of Kentucky Extension: Living Green... A Matter of Choice Colorado State University Extension: Agricultural Marketing Report; Dawn D. Thilmany; January 2007 University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment: Green Materials EPA: Sustainable Flooring Resources Organic Materials Review Institute: Home Reprinted with permission from National Geographic


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April was“The Month of the Military Child�. This celebration is done to thank every family member for their sacrifice and support. The children of all our Armed Forces members are an inspiration and a source of pride. To celebrate, everyday during the month of April the Child Development Center (CDC) planned special activities for the children. The CDC proudly started this great celebration with a parade. Parents, children and caregivers came together and marched around the courtyard with a lot of excitement to welcome the big celebration of Month of the Military Child.

The United States Armed Forces: The Strength of the Red, White and Blue MAY IS MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH and MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION MONTH FREE Indoor Cycling during May, Fitness Center Bring Your Sons & Daughters to Work (Miami-Dade), 2 May, FREE Shake-a-Leg Military Appreciation Community Bay Day, Sunday, 5 May, 12001600 FREE coffee and breakfast goodies sponsored by The McDonald Team, 7 May, 1000, Fitness Center (at the Job Fair) Job Fair, 7 May, 1000-1400, Fitness Center Survivor Outreach Services Memorial Day Ceremony, 20 May


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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 Doral, Broward County and Homestead. For additional information, contact Army Community Service at 305.437.2665 or one of the Zip Code Group Coordinators listed below:

Zip Code Group Coordinators DORAL, CORAL GABLES, MIAMI LAKES, NORTH MIAMI, NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Doral Coordinator position is vacant. BROWARD COUNTY, Stephanie Walters, 4teamwalters@ gmail.com. The Broward coordinator position will be vacant in June. SOCSOUTH, LTC Stewart Mason, 786.415.6202, stewart. mason@socso.southcom.mil or www.facebook.com/groups/socsouthredfam HOMESTEAD, www.facebook.com/groups/ HomesteadMilitaryWives

Want to make a difference by volunteering? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 305.437.2665 or locate an installation volunteer opportunity at www.ArmyOneSource.com. If you have already registered with Army OneSource, click Login and enter your username and password. To register with Army OneSource, click the Register link at the top of the homepage, then click Join Now! To search and apply for volunteer opportunities in and around your military community, click the Opportunity Locator link in the Volunteer Center box on the top of the MY AOS Page. Use the Opportunity Locator screen dropdown menus and textboxes to set up selection criteria, and then click Search to generate a list of volunteer opportunities near you. Next, click a position title to view details about that volunteer opportunity. To apply for a volunteer position, click Apply. Next, enter the required [*] information on the application form, then click Submit to complete the process. You will be contacted by an Organization Point of Contact or the Volunteer Coordinator with a response to your application and more information about the volunteer process.

WHO’S WHO Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (Family and MWR)

Child, Youth & School Services (CYS Services) 305.437.1141

Army Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP)

Office of Administration: Director - Sheryl Byrd, sheryl.byrd@hq.southcom.mil 05.437.2720 Financial Management Officer - Marisol Archibold, marisol.archibold@hq.southcom.mil 305.437.1144 Marketing, Sponsorship and Advertising - Helen Colby, helen.colby@hq.southcom.mil 305.437.3149 E-mail: mwrcustomerservice@hq.southcom.mil Toll Free Hot Line: 1.877.291.1604

CYSS Director - Ileana Gonzalez-Posada, ileana.gonzalesposad@hq.southcom.mil Administration - Mary Gomez, mary.gomez@hq.southcom.mil Child Development Center Director - Denise Gonzalez, denise. gonzalez@hq.southcom.mil School Liaison Services - Francisco Brizuela, francisco.brizuela@hq.southcom.mil

ADCO, Suicide Prevention and Employee Assistance Programs - Guy W. Drab, guy.drab@hq.southcom. mil 305.437.3078 ASAP Clinical Manager/Counselor 305.437.3072 Drug Testing Coordinator (DTC) - Connie Sova, connie.sova.ctr@hq.southcom.mil 305.437.2428 Prevention Education/Activities Coordinator (PC) Carmen Rivera, carmen.rivera.ctr@hq.southcom.mil

Recreation Services

Family Programs

USSOUTHCOM

Special Events/BOSS - Community Recreation Manager Stephen Ondriezek 305.437.2627 stephen.ondriezek@hq.southcom.mil Leisure Travel Services - Eric Ruiz, 305.437.1595 eric.ruiz@hq.southcom.mil; Jenny Livesey, jenny.livesey@ hq.southcom.mil Fitness Center 305.437.0123/0124 Jill Hauser, Recreation Specialist, jill.hauser@hq.southcom.mil Frank Same, Recreation Specialist, Francisco.same1@ hq.southcom.mil Angelique Williams, angelique.williams@hq.southcom. mil; Elson Sanchez, elson.sanchez@hq.southcom.mil; Dolly Fernandez, dolores.fernandez@hq.southcom.mil; Jose Fernandez, jose.fernandez@hq.southcom.mil; Alci Montero, alci.montero@hq.southcom.mil; Kevin Ruvalcaba, kevin. ruvalcaba@hq.southcom.mil

Army Community Service Director - Victoria DuBois, vickie.dubois@us.army.mil 305.437.2644 Consumer Affairs/Emergency Financial Assistance - Richard Zimmelman, richard.zimmelman@hq.southcom.mil 305.437.2645 Employment Readiness/Transition Assistance - Joe Pagan, joe.pagan@hq.southcom.mil 305.437.2639 Family Advocacy/Exceptional Family Member - Joe Walker, joe.walker@hq.southcom.mil 305.437.2734 Relocation Readiness - Vilma Lesesne, vilma.lesesne@hq.southcom. mil 305.437.1958 Survivor Outreach Services Support Coordinator - Maddie Husta, madhya.husta@hq.southcom.mil 305.437.2178 Survivor Outreach Services Financial Counselor - Vacant Volunteer Coordinator - Mary Ortiz, mary.ortiz@hq.southcom.mil

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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 Dr. Woodrow Wilson 305.437.0519 woodrow.wilson3@us.army.mil 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 a 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 sponsor’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.


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