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INSIDE THIS VOLUME C Easter Egg Hunt 2 Local Nationals Town Hall 4 Lent-Easter Events 2018 5 2018 Road Tax Program 6 Read Across America Campaign 7 MWR March Calendar 9 DFAC Menu

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USAJOBS Adopts New Login

Hot Voting News

Nothing will happen to the information already stored in your USAJOBS account and profile. You will be able to keep all of your applications as well saved searches and job announcements.

Please check upcoming-elections to see if your State is one of them.

USAJOBS has adopted Login.Gov as a platform to make the federal application process easier, more secure. What does this change mean to your USAJOBS account?

Once you set up a account, you will connect the account to your USAJOBS profile. The only difference is that you will now use your email address, password and pin code provided to sign into USAJOBS. Please see link for additional information:

As we begin the month of March, we also begin the 2018 Election Season. As of March 6, 2018 there are 16 different States holding Primaries or Special Elections over the next 90 days in preparation for the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election.

If you requested your absentee ballot and haven’t received it from your State at least 30 days before the election, you can use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot. The FWAB is an emergency backup ballot. This backup ballot can be completed using the FWAB online assistant, by filling out the PDF or picking up a hard copy version from your Installation Voting Assistance Officer. The online assistant will guide you through the process of completing the form. Once you complete the form, you will be able to download and print the PDF package to sign and send to your election office. This PDF package even includes a pre-addressed and postage-paid label so you don’t have to worry about finding stamps! Don’t forget a security envelope. (Use a separate blank envelope and write “Security Envelope” on it and place your voted ballot in it. This keeps your vote private.) Voting is one of our most fundamental rights as U.S. citizens and we are working to ensure Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so even from here in Japan. Let your voice be heard. Send your vote home!

Upcoming Sakura Season

Enjoy the upcoming Sakura Season around Sagamihara at 20 locations. Courtesy of Sagamihara City, the navigation map will assist of the locations where Sakura will be blooming. Visit for more locations.

Half Road Closure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Japan District is conducting road pavement at Sendai Street and 5th Avenue from March 12 to March 31, 2018. Monitors with flags will be on location to direct traffic. For more information, please contact DSN: 2634166.


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Rising Sun Weekly Email Dispatch Central region of the city


“Sagamihara SAKURA Festival”is held every early April. Many people visit it and enjoy the season.“Festival is made by us”is the key word, and then everyone shares joy of spring through all kinds of events at SAKURA BOULEVARD. (illustration: old cherry trees at SAKURA BOULEVARD )



About the SAKURA-SAKU Project in Sagamihara City

Donator’ s List

The objective of this project is“spreading SAKURA”as City Sales Strategy in Sagamihara.

SOTETSU AGENCY, INC. / Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd Sagamihara Branch. / Tokai Athletic Co.

It started with 4 public groups (SAGAMIHARA TOURISM ASSOCIATION, Sagamihara

/ Kirin Brewery Company, Limited / 株式会社成川電興/NOMURA BUILDING MANAGEMENT

Industrial Promotion Foundation, Sagamiharashi machimidori, The Sagamachi

CO.,LTD. / 橋本駅北口第一再開発ビル株式会社 / Patine Leisure Inc. / 株式会社フクシ・エンタープライズ

Consortium) in July 11th, 2013. We would like everyone living in Sagamihara to enjoy

/ 株式会社ヘルスケア / Mizuno Corporation Tokyo Branch / Meiji Sports Plaza, Ltd. / YACHIYO

the spring season with SAKURA. We hope this project becomes a good memory for

BANK, Ltd in Sagamihara 15 stores / The Bank of Yokohama, Ltd. Sagamihara station Branch ■


Sagamihara Branch. / Sagami Chemical Metal Co., Ltd. / Sagamigas Corporation / 相模トライアム 株式会社/Sagamihara Incubation Center Ltd. / 株式会社サンライズ/Seiwa Service Co. Ltd /

JA-sagamiharashi / JA-Tsukuigun■The Sagamihara Chamber of Commerce and Industry / 相模原

everyone. It is our goal to create the beautiful city with SAKURA.

酒販協同組合 / 一般社団法人相模原市建設業協会 / 国際ソロプチミスト相模 / 相模原親菊会 / 相模原地域連

As our project, we published“Sagamihara SAKURA Map-English version”this year. There


are 20 locations of SAKURA are introduced. It is a great navigation item. Please take a


look and enjoy visiting the spots. Also, we posted more SAKURA locations in the city on


our website, please visit it.

publisher:Council for SAKURA-SAKU Project, Sagamihara City


 1st edition, Mar.,2017

We do our best to share the great information of beautiful SAKURA. Thank you for

社会福祉法人相模原市社会福祉事業団 / 公益社団法人相模原市シルバー人材センター / 公益財団法人相模原

illustration:Chuichi Kato

supporting us, and enjoy the season.

市勤労者福祉サービスセンター / 公益財団法人相模原市健康福祉財団 / Sagamihara Sports Association / Sagamihara Culture Foundation. (listed in no particular order)


Tsukui area

Fujino area


■株式会社旭屋 / ODAKYU Resorts Co., Ltd / GION Co., Ltd. / Coca-Cola Central Japan Co,Ltd VS

designer:TRIAND Inc. cooperation:Sagamihara City URL http//

Oshima area

Asamizo area

Mt.Shoto is located the most Northern part of the city. There are about 600 SAKURA trees planted

SOMEI YOSHINO on Mt.Inou, was planted early Taisho-era, and SHIDARE SAKURA in Ungo-ji is

This area is the great location of SAKURA. The Kami-Oshima Camping area and Sagami River side

In Asamizo area, there are great nature, historical places, parks, and five rivers. The visitors are

on Mt.Shoto. The best time of flowers is end of April. Many hikers will visit to see SAKURA. Also,

also famous. There are SOMEI YOSHINO, SATO SAKURA and YAMA SAKURA around Lake Tsukui

are good spots for enjoying the nature. There are various activities for example great sight from a

able to enjoy walking around the sightseeing spots by enjoying OKAME SAKURA, SOMEI

there are SHIDARE SAKURA, GYOIKO and many other kinds. ( illustration: Shonenji-temple )

and SAKURA Festival is held. ( illustration:Mt.Inou)

platform, visiting Historical Residence(KOMINKA-EN) and so on. ( illustration: SEIRYU-NO-SATO )

YOSHINO, and many other SAKURA. (illustration: the vacant lot of the Fishing-park )

Sagamiko area

Shiroyama area

The reason of naming“Suigo-Tana area”is the area gets plenty of water from Sagami River. The area

About 100 of SOMEI YOSHINO bloom at sidewalk of JR Sagami-Line about 800m long. The

lake. Many people visit from early morning and spend their day. There are two bridges (new and

has beautiful nature and tasty crops. SAKURA is blooming at side of the river, which creates gorgeous

longest SHIBA SAKURA sidewalk is located by Sagami River, which is about 1400m long. This are

old) called as Ogura-Bashi, which are popular for sightseeing. ( illustration: Lake Tsukui )

view. It gives joy and happiness of spring to all visitors. ( illustration: Suigo-Tana embankment)

is a good sightseeing spot to enjoy a day. ( illustration: along the JR Sagami-Line )



Sagamihara IC



Sagami Riv.


old, which was selected as one of“Top 100 trees


in KANAGAWA .”In April, this old big tree blooms beautiful flowers. Also, there are GYOIKO (light


green flowers) is famous. variety:Shidare Cherry、 Gyoikou tree age: about 270

Access: bus stop "Mukaibara" gets off -- on foot 2 minutes. Address: 3967, Nagura, Midori-ku Sagamihara-shi HUJINO TOURISM ASSOCIATION Tel:042-687-5581 


Lake Oku-Sagami

さがみ湖リゾート ・ プレジャーフォレスト


in west area, walking area & a pond in central area, and a traffic playground & activity facilities in east area. The people in all ages enjoy visiting. Access: On foot-from JR Huchinobe Station 3 minutes.




JR Sagami Line



Azu area

“AZU SAKURA.”There are about 300 of SAKURA trees located. This AZU SAKURA keeps their

Access: bus stop "before the Sagamiko-Rinkan park" gets off -- on foot 2 minutes. Address: 1432, Wakayanagi, Midori-ku Sagamihara-shi SAGAMIKO TOURISM ASSOCIATION Tel:042-684-2633

Aone Midori-no Kyuka-Mura(Aone resort area)



visitors enjoy SAKURA. There are a camping area


Ozaki Gakudo Hall



Yukio Ozaki was a famous statesman who

In the Sagamihara Park, about ten sorts of SAKURA

atmosphere of Sagami River. It creates beautiful view of

every season are planted through every years. In the

SAKURA in spring. The visitors use a BBQ facility, as well.

Sagamihara-Asamizo park, the SOMEI YOSHINO etc. which were planted in every place inside a garden.

Inou area

Variety: Yoshino Cherry, Oshima Cherry, Okame Cherry Number: about 200


Access: On foot-from JR Harataima Station 25 minutes. Address: 1889 / 2317, Asamizo, Minami-ku Sagamihara-shi Sagamihara park Tel:042-778-1653 / Sagamihara-Asamizo park Tel:042-777-3451


Shitahara cherry blossom street


Sagami River embankment at Takada Bridge is known as

The roadside YAE SAKURA creates beautiful sight

one of the best spot. The large SOMEI YOSHIO trees were

in Shitahara area. The street has gentle curve  and everyone enjoys the nice view by walking or driving through.

Access: bus stop "Suigo-Tana" gets off -- on foot 7 minutes. Address: Suigotana, Chuo-ku Sagamihara-shi SAGAMIHARA TOURISM ASSOCIATION Tel:042-771-3767

Variety: Sato Cherry tree age: 40 number: 80

Access: On foot-from JR Harataima Station 15 minutes. Address: Shimomizo, Minami-ku Sagamihara-shi ASAMIZO TOURISM ASSOCIATION Tel:042-778-2504





called as “GAKUDO SAKURA.” Variety: Yoshino Cherry tree age: 80~90 number: many

Access: bus stop "Narai" gets off -- on foot 15 minutes. Address: 691, Matano, Midori-ku Sagamihara-shi Ozaki Gakudo Hall Tel:042-784-0660

Ungo-ji temple

Access: bus stop "Sagamigawa-Shizen-no-mura" gets off -- on foot 5 minutes. Address: 3657, Oshima, Midori-ku Sagamihara-shi OSHIMA TUORISM ASSOCIATION Tel:042-760-6066

planted at bank road, and it shows full of beautiful flowers

variety:Yoshino Cherry tree age:50~60 number:many


Sagamihara park & Sagamihara-Asamizo park


Kamioshima Campsite as a municipal facility has great

memory of his traveling. In spring, the area is covered

grown-up trees were sent back to Japan and are


Honzawa damsite

Hozawa damsite was built as an upper reservoir of

33 Buddhism areas in Tsukui.“SHIDARE SAKURA” there is about 250 years old and blooming every spring. It is a good location to enjoy the season. Access: bus stop "before the Nisseki-hospital" gets off -- on foot 30 minutes. Address: 2339, Negoya, Midori-ku Sagamihara-shi TUKUI TOURISM ASSOCIATION Tel:042-784-6473

Access: bus stop "Shimo-Inou" gets off. Address: Nagatake, Midori-ku Sagamihara-shi TUKUI TOURISM ASSOCIATION Tel:042-784-6473


Ungo-Ji was built in Kamakura-era, which is one of

Variety: Shidare Cherry tree age: 250 number: 1


Kamioshima campsite

Access: On foot-from JR Harataima Station 15 minutes. Address: 3277, Shimomizo, Minami-ku Sagamihara-shi ASAMIZO TOURISM ASSOCIATION Tel:042-778-2504

Europe. SAKURA trees in Inou Area were planted as a

Potomac Park in Meiji era. After a while,


Variety: Yoshino Cherry, Oshima Cherry, Sato Cherry number:about 100

When Emperor Showa was a Prince, he traveled to

established diet, sent SAKURA to Washington

variety:Yoshino Cherry number:7

freshwater fishes. It was renewed as Water Park for

in spring. This area is cooler in summer.

Access: bus stop "before the Tukui-Kankou center" gets off. Address: 162, Negoya, Midori-ku Sagamihara-shi TUKUI TOURISM ASSOCIATION Tel:042-784-6473

Access: bus stop "Oku-Sagamiko" gets off -- on foot 3 minutes. Address: 807-2, Aone, Midori-ku Sagamihara-shi Aone Midori-no Kyuka-Mura Tel:042-787-2215


The Fishing Park was used to be a facility for growing

middle, & lower reservoir) creates the great view.

Sagami river embank-ment at Takada bridge

There are many people visit during Tsukui Sakura Festival in April.

Also, the hot spring is located.

Sagami Women’ s University Tel:042-742-1411

フィッシングパーク跡 everyone. SAKURA is reflected on the water (upper,

OdakyuEnoshima Line

高田橋上流堤 Tsukuiko-Shiroyama park

The path around the lake is good to feel the nature. It is a nice walking area for enjoying SAKURA.

and sports facilities to use through all seasons.

Variety: Yoshino Cherry

Variety: Yoshino Cherry, Yama Cherry number: about 300


The area has the great nature. In spring, the

Number: many

variety:Yoshino Cherry number:160

Access: On foot-from Odakyu Sagamio-ono Station 10 minutes. Address: 2-1-1, Bunkyou, Minami-ku Sagamihara-shi

The vacant lot of the Fishing-park

Sagamiono Sta.

(BBQ: reservation necessary)

flowers for a long period of time than others. variety: Kawazu Cherry Tree age:12 number:300

Showa era. It keeps beautiful flowers today.

ChuoRinkan Sta.

OdakyuOdawara Line


French Style Garden, which was landscaped in early

Variety: Yoshino Cherry, Shidare Cherry, Sato Cherry Tree age: about 100 Number: many

TokyuDenentoshi Line

SobudaiMae Sta.


SAKURA from Ito. Since then it has been called as

SAKURA.”Also, there is SHIDARE SAKURA located in

Shimomizo Sta.

SobudaiShita Sta.

The people living in Azu area planted KAWAZU

trees is about 100 years old and called as“HYAKUNEN

Sagami-Ono Sta.

OdakyuSagamihara Sta.


Sagami Women’s University

SAKURA on campus is very enjoyable. One of those



other activities. It is able to enjoy all seasons.

Address: 2-15-1, Kanumadai, Chuo-ku Sagamihara-shi Kamuma park Tel:042-755-9781


Kamimizo Sta.

Sagamihara-Aikawa IC


Kanuma park

Park. There are a baseball ground & a tennis court

Banda Sta.

area. Also, it has a BBQ area, amusement park and


Yokoyama park Tel:042-758-0886

Many people enjoy SOMEI YOSHINO in Kanuma



Harataima Sta.

Access: bus stop "Before the Pleasure Forest" get off. Address: 1634, Wakayanagi, Midori-ku Sagamihara-shi Resort of the Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest Tel:042-685-1111

Access: On foot-from JR Kamimizo Station 7 minutes. Address: 5-11-50, Yokoyama, Chuo-ku Sagamihara-shi


2000 trees). It is the largest spot of SAKURA in Kanto

variety:Yoshino Cherry tree age: 35 number: 2000

Park related historical story of“TERUTE-HIME.”

variety:Yoshino Cherry number:many

variety:Yoshino Cherry number:180



Hayato Riv.

The people enjoy the great view of SAKURA (about


Lake Miyagase


Resort of the Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest

MinamiHashimoto Sta.


road TACHIKAWA SEN. Also, there is YOKOYAMA

St a.

Lake Tsukui


SOMEI YOSHINO trees are lining at side of Prefectural

M ac hid a



baseball ground, tennis court and a swimming pool.

Ko bu ch iS ta .



iv. iR sh Do

SHIDARE SAKURA in Shonen-ji is about 270 years

JR Yokohama Line




Shonen-ji temple


Lake Shiroyama


Access: bus stop "Kamazawa-Iriguchi" gets off -- on foot 130 minutes. Address: Sanogawa, Midori-ku Sagamihara-shi HUJINO TOURISM ASSOCIATION Tel:042-687-5581



Lake Sagami


hikers visited during the season.

Sagamiko Sta.

St a.

It is located in the most Northern part of the city. Once, SAKURA in this area did not bloom, but recently YAMA SAKURA was planted and also creates beautiful view in spring. Many

Sa ga m iko

Fujino Sta.

Sa ga m ih ar a

JR Chuo Main Line


Aih ar a


Sagami Lengthwise Cross Road


Yokoyama park

Yokoyama Park is a good sport area that providing a

Ya be St Fu a. ch in ob e St a.

JCT Hachioji

Chuo Expressway


SAGAMIHARA SAKURA MAP Ta K m as eio -S ak a ai St gam a. St iL a. in e


variety:Yoshino Cherry, Yama Cherry tree age:about 50 number:600

Araiso area

SAKURA Festival is held at Lake Tsukui. The visitors enjoy the views of SAKURA on surface of the

St a.

than SOMEI YOSHINO. It has bright color. ( illustration: AZU SAKURA )

H as him ot o

KAWAZU SAKURA was planted at the riverside and entrance of Lake Sagami Park, which became “Key Element of Lake Sagami.”Also, it was named as AZU SAKURA. It commonly blooms earlier

Suigo-Tana area

variety:Yoshino Cherry tree age:50 number:many


Variety: Yoshino Cherry Tree age: 37 Number: 100

variety:Yoshino Cherry tree age:about 60 number:300

Shiroyama Dam and Shiroyama Electric Power Plant.


The visitors enjoy the great view of SOMEI YOSHINO

SAKURA trees were planted as Kanagawa Green Project and grow on a road side. SOMEI

During the season, it is able to see SAKURA in many spots of JR Sagami line. The best one is

from the observation platform. Also, it is able to see the

YOSHINO are lining about 1.6km from Yokoyama to West Gate Shopping area, mainly around

between Soubudaishita station and Shimomizo station. It is beautiful view of combination of

other kinds of beautiful flowers.

City Hall. Many people visit enjoy beautiful sight.

SAKURA and a train.“Araiso SAKURA Festival”is held every year. There are many visitors.

Access:bus stop "Ohto" gets off -- on foot 25 minutes. Address: Kawajiri, Midori-ku Sagamihara-shi SHIROYAMA TOURISM ASSOCIATION Tel:042-783-8065

Access: ①bus stop "Shiyakusyo-mae" gets off.②On foot-from JR Sagamihara Station 15 minutes. Address: 2, Chuo, Chuo-ku Sagamihara-shi SAGAMIHARA TOURISM ASSOCIATION Tel:042-771-3767

Access: ①From a train window: Each JR Sagami line place. ②On foot-from JR Soubudai-shita Station 5 minutes(Every place along the line). Address: Isobe, Minami-ku Sagamihara-shi ARAISO TOURISM ASSOCIATION Tel:046-251-0014

Cherry blossom boulevard in the city hall


Along the JR Sagami line

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Rising Sun Weekly Email Dispatch Message from the Defense Commissary

It’s only natural to highlight the commissary’s nutrition guide program (NGP) during March because it’s National Nutrition Month, and this year the spotlight is on the center of the store. “With the focus on eating healthy and nutritious foods, many may feel that items in the center of the store or those that have undergone some processing need to be avoided,” said Deborah Harris, registered dietitian and the Defense Commissary Agency’s health and wellness program manager. “The fact is that there are many items in the center of the store that promote health and fuel the body for optimal performance.” Calling them economical and having a longer shelf life than fresh produce and lean meats, Harris said food items found in the center of the store should be pantry staples used in conjunction with fresh produce, lean meats and healthy fats to build a healthy eating pattern. “Our nutrition guide program, which was designed in collaboration with dietitians throughout the Department of Defense, identifies high-performance, nutrient-dense foods with a thumbs-up icon on the NGP shelf sign next to the food item,” Harris said. “Shoppers can combine these items with our fresh produce and lean meats to build a high-nutrient-quality shopping basket, and then enjoy cooking and preparing more meals at home.”

Lent-Easter Events 2018 CATHOLIC SERVICES MARCH 16, 23, and 31 -- Stations of the Cross, 6:00 p.m., Zama Chapel followed by Lenten Soup & Supper MARCH 14 -- Catholic Community Penance Service, 6:00 p.m., Zama Chapel MARCH 25 -- Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, 8:45 a.m., Zama Chapel Easter Triduum: MARCH 28 -- (tentative), Projection of “The Passion of the Christ,” 6:00 p.m., SFHA Movie Theater MARCH 29 -- Thursday of the Lord’s Supper, 6:00 p.m., Zama Chapel Adoration of Blessed Sacrament, Slots available until midnight MARCH 30 -- Good Friday Liturgy: 7 Last Words of Christ, 12:00 p.m., Zama Chapel Stations of the Cross, 4:00 p.m., Zama Chapel The Lord’s Passion Narratives, 6:00 p.m., Zama Chapel MARCH 31 -- The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night, 10:00 p.m., Zama Chapel APRIL 1 -- Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, 9:00 p.m., Zama Chapel

There’s such a wide variety and volume of center-store food items, from boxed cereal to canned beans and everything in between, that the commissary’s nutrition guide program, which was launched by DeCA just a year ago, is viewed as a tool to make shopping easier.

PROTESTANT MARCH 25 -- Palm Sunday Service, 9:00 a.m., SHA Chapel MARCH 25 -- Palm Sunday Service, 9:00 a.m., Community Recreation Center MARCH 25 -- Palm Sunday Service, 11:00 a.m., Zama Chapel MARCH 29 -- Tenebrae Service, 7:00 p.m., Zama Chapel MARCH 30 -- Good Friday Service, 1130, Zama Chapel APRIL 1 -- Community Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m., Camp Zama Golf Course APRIL 1 -- Easter Sunday Service, 9:00 a.m., SFHA Chapel APRIL 1 -- Easter Sunday Service, 9:00 a.m., Community Recreation Center APRIL 1 -- Easter Sunday Service, 11:00 a.m., Zama Chapel

“The military community should have confidence in building their basket with us using the nutrition guide program because it’s scientifically credible,” Harris said.

Tobacco Free Survey

The program’s color-coded shelf labels point out items with key nutrient attributes. There’s dark blue for low sodium, brown for whole grain, purple for no sugar added, light blue for low fat and golden yellow for good source of fiber. There’s also green for the lifestyle choice of USDA-certified organic. While many items have a combination of qualifying attributes, the ones with the “thumbs up” icon are especially recognized as nutrient-dense, high-performance foods. “This is all about the customer,” Harris said. “The NGP helps make shopping easier so our patrons can achieve their health and wellness goals.” “We remain committed to offering our hard-working patrons low-cost equivalents to national brands that are equal to or lower in price compared to commercial grocery store brands,” Ferrell said. “Our patrons can be confident that our commissary store brands will provide the quality they expect and the savings they deserve.” Commissary Links:

The U.S. Army Japan Kicks Butts Action Team respectfully requests that you complete this Tobacco Free Survey. The survey can be accessed at: i50dpof6 If completing the survey using Windows 10, please use Mozilla Firefox.

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Rising Sun Weekly Email Dispatch John O. Arnn Elementary School celebrates…

March is Read Across America Month in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Tuesday, March 6

Cat in the Hat

Wear Red and a Dr. Seuss Hat Wednesday, March 7

Fox in Socks

Wear your craziest socks Wednesday, March 14

Tacky the Penguin

Go wild and come up with the zaniest possible outfit Wednesday, March 21

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Wear a T-shirt from a place you have visited or lived Wednesday, March 28

Llama, Llama Red Pajama

Get comfy and wear your PJ’s

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Writing, Language Arts, or oral and written communication • An NACI investigation is required for this position. How to Apply Call DSN 263-5068 or COMM 011-81-46-407-5068 for information on how to apply for this position and to get a copy of the full announcement. Please click on the link below to view a federal government poster that explains your Equal Employment Opportunity Rights.

Arnn’s Poetry Coffee House

Join Arnn Elementary for its annual Poetry Coffee House event March 22. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 6 p.m.

USARJ/USAGJ Website Update

The U.S. Army Garrison Japan and U.S. Army Japan websites are still down; however, community members can go to the link to below to get the newcomer information: Please be patient with us as we diligently come up with a solution to get an active website up and running for the community.


Education Center Job Opportunity BSEP Instructor Camp Zama Salary: $18.00 Part Time: Variable Hours Duties • Follow clearly detailed and specific procedures IAW site Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) or similar written directive. • Utilize Government-provided program of instruction IAW current Army policy and program guidance. • Teach Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP) academic basic skills remediation, test preparation, prerequisite study for service schools and college classes, and military professional development training via face to face and/or virtual methods (e.g., live video/live chat, etc.) IAW SOP, AR 621-5, and/or current directives. • Develop student Individualized Education Plans (IEP) to plan and deliver instruction based on individual needs. • Measure student outcomes, maintain student records, and course documentation IAW with SOPs and written directives provided by the Government, providing this information to the ESO/ESS as required. Qualifications • The minimum education and experience required to perform these services/tasks include a bachelor’s degree in any area of study and a Teaching Certificate from any state or a master’s degree in any area of study • Degrees must be from a college or university that is accredited by a national or regional accredited agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. • End-user instructional experience in Distance Learning (DL) or formal training in DL for the sites involved in DL and the ability to assist students with DL curriculum and with DL technical equipment is required along with a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs. • Minimum of two (2) years relevant experience consisting of at least one (1) year experience in individualized or classroom instruction, including prescriptive remediation of skills in the areas of Math, Reading, English Grammar, Science,

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Rising Sun Weekly DFAC Menu

The Phillip A. Connelly Award-winning Camp Zama Dining Facility is located at Bldg. 333, across from Rambler Field. Hours of Operation and Prices: Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. / $3.45 Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. / $5.60 Dinner: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. / $4.85 Brunch: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. / $6.25 Supper: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. / $7.65 * Daily entrée includes: Salad bar, Desserts, Fruits and Beverages

Daily Breakfast Menu:

- Eggs to Order - Grilled Bacon / Grilled Turkey Sausage - Grilled Sausage Patties / Creamed Beef - Biscuits / French Toast / Pancakes - Oatmeal / Grits - Steamed Rice / Hashed Brown Potatoes - Muffins / Assorted Bread - Assorted Cereals / Cottage Cheese - Breakfast Pastries

* Menu subject to change

Monday’s Menu

Tuesday’s Menu

Wednesday’s Menu

Thursday’s Menu

Tortilla Chicken Soup Cream of Mushroom Soup Beef Tacos / Beef Fajitas Chicken Enchiladas / Baked Chicken Refried Beans with Cheese Garlic Roasted Potatoes / Spanish Rice Mexican Mixed Vegetables Seasoned Brussels Sprouts

Mulligatawny Soup Cream of Broccoli Soup Lasagna / Spinach Lasagna Herbed Baked Chicken Spaghetti with Meat Sauce / Marinara Paprika Buttered Potatoes / Rio Medley Rice Seasoned Italian Blend / Seasoned Corn Garlic Toasted Bread

Chicken Gumbo Soup / New England Clam Chowder BBQ Chicken / Fried Chicken / Baked Chicken BBQ Beef Short Ribs / Southern Fried Catfish Baked Macaroni & Cheese / Corn Bread Black Eyed Peas / Glazed Sweet Potatoes Okra & Tomato Gumbo / Steamed Rice Southern Style Greens Southern Fried Okra

Chicken Egg Drop Soup / Corn Chowder Teriyaki Chicken / Beef & Broccoli Chinese Sweet Sour Pork Oven Brown Potatoes Chicken Fried Rice Seasoned Cauliflower Seasoned Oriental







Friday’s Menu

Saturday’s Menu

Sunday’s Menu

French Onion Soup / Chicken Wild Rice Soup Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy Herbed Baked Fish Roast Turkey / Savory Bread Dressing Mashed Potatoes / Steamed Rice Seasoned Cauliflower Vegetable Sir Fry

Omelets / Boiled Egg / Pancakes / Grits / Biscuits Hashed Brown Potatoes / Grilled Bacon / Creamed Beef Cream of Potato Soup / Minestrone Soup Hamburger Yakisoba / Tempura Fried Fish Cajun Baked Chicken Mashed Potatoes / Steamed Rice Buttered Corn / Seasoned Green Beans

Omelets / Boiled Egg / French Toast / Grits / Biscuits Hashed Brown Potatoes / Grilled Bacon / Creamed Beef Beef Barley Soup / Cream of Tomato Soup Grilled Sirloin Steak / Mexican Pork Chops Baked Salmon with Tomato & Basil Mashed Potatoes / Brown Rice with Black Beans, Seasoned Succotash Sautéed Mushrooms & Onions

Tortilla Chicken / Cream of Mushroom Soups, Cajun Baked Fish Braised Pork Chops Rissole Potatoes Steamed Rice Club Spinach Seasoned Scandinavian



French Onion Soup / Chicken Wild Rice Soup Chicken and Peas Au Gratin Casserole Barbecued Corned Beef Parsley Buttered Potatoes Lyonnaise Rice, Seasoned Asparagus Seasoned Mixed Vegetables

Minestrone / Cream of Broccoli Soups Kalua Pig Cabbage Turkey Curry Mashed Potatoes Steamed Rice Seasoned Summer Squash Seasoned California Mixed Vegetables



Cream of Potato Soup / Minestrone Soup Ginger Pot Roast Baked Stuffed Salmon Oven Glo Potatoes Steamed Rice Glazed Carrots Seasoned Antigua

Chicken Gumbo Soup / New England Clam Chowder, Chili Macaroni Turkey A La King Mashed Potatoes Steamed Rice Peas & Carrots Seasoned Wax Beans



Chicken Egg Drop Soup / Corn Chowder Hot Spicy Chicken Asian Beef Stir Fry Franconia Potatoes Steamed Rice Herbed Broccoli Green Beans with Corn



Beef Barley Soup / Cream of Tomato Soup Pork Chops with Cranberry Sauce Beef & Corn Pie, Mashed Potatoes Steamed Rice Sautéed Cabbage Cauliflower Au Gratin

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Rising Sun Weekly Email Dispatch for the week of March 12, 2018 (Volume 3, Number 1)  

Weekly Informational Newsletter

Rising Sun Weekly Email Dispatch for the week of March 12, 2018 (Volume 3, Number 1)  

Weekly Informational Newsletter