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April 16, 2018 + Volume 4, Issue 2

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Exchange to honor military kids

INSIDE THIS ISSUE 2 Cover Story 3 Awareness in April 4 2018 Road Tax 5 Hawaiian Festival 6 MWR Calendar 7 Summer Safety Day & Health Fair 8 Housing Reminders

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Cover Story

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Earth Day every day for DeCA

For the Defense Commissary Agency, Earth Day, April 22, isn’t a one-day event.

Since 2005, commissaries have recycled or diverted almost 1.6 billion pounds of waste from landfills all around the world. DeCA’s environmental management system is the framework that helps the agency achieve its environmental goals through control of its operations.

What’s pint-sized, wears purple and is tough enough to meet the challenges of a military upbringing? Military brats!

On April 18, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Camp Zama will celebrate Purple Up Day, a worldwide recognition of the strength and sacrifice of military children, by offering free treats to any child who wears purple to participating Exchange restaurants.

“With frequent moves, parental deployments and an ever-changing peer group, being a military brat can be difficult,” said Exchange General Manager Gloria Sylvia. “The resiliency of military children amid such challenges is an inspiration, and the Camp Zama Exchange salutes their service on Purple Up Day.” Any child 18 years old or younger who wears purple is eligible to receive a free treat while supplies last.

Treats vary by location and may come in the form of a side, fountain drink, dessert or other item. Offer valid April 18 only. Purple Up Day is held annually during Month of the Military Child, which recognizes the contributions of Warfighters’ children to the armed forces community.

The color purple symbolizes the combined colors of all military branches: Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, Coast Guard blue and Air Force blue. For more information about this event, or to learn about events coming to the Camp Zama Exchange for Month of the Military, call 214-261-2103.

CLICK HERE for info on the Exchange’s worldwide Month of the Military Child initiatives, including sweepstakes and special offers.

Over the last 13 years, DeCA has recycled almost 1.4 billion pounds of cardboard alone. The agency also recycles plastic, office paper, food donations, organics (fruits and vegetables), fats and bones, kitchen grease, metal, wood and pallets.

During 2017, DeCA diverted 134 million pounds of material from reaching landfills. The agency recycled over 114 million pounds of cardboard, over 3.6 million pounds of plastic, more than 250,000 pounds of office paper, over 300,000 pounds of metal, over 400,000 pounds of wood and over 5.6 million pounds of pallets. DeCA has recycled more than 1.2 million pounds of bones and fats, almost 12,000 pounds of kitchen grease and recovered nearly 3.5 million pounds of organic products. Customers can purchase “green” products considered safe for the environment.

In its stock assortment, DeCA carries organically grown fruits and vegetables, energy-saving compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs, high-efficiency laundry products and environmentally friendly cleaning products. Reusable shopping bags can also be purchased at the commissary.


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Military Children Appreciation

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Awareness In April Emergency Management seeks volunteers

In April, we honor our military children because they are some of the most resilient people in the world. To help us celebrate our military children, Camp Zama’s Child & Youth Services and Outdoor Recreation will host several events to include:

Month of the Military Child Dance April 26 at the School Age Care Center on Sagamihara Call 262-6013 or 046-407-6013 for more information Operation Megaphone Lock-in April 27-28 at the Camp Zama Teen Center Call 263-4500 or 046-407-4500 for details

Kodomo no Matsuri (Children’s Festival) 2018 April 28, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Camp Zama Dewey Park For more information: dial 263-4125 or 046-407-4125

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Army Community Service is hosting Parents University in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. See details below.

Alcohol Awareness Month

Several events are happening in recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month.

If you believe drinking has caused problems in your relationships, at work or home, or in other areas of your life, it may be time to get help. Camp Zama's Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is available for you. Call 263-8059 or 046-407-8059.


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Urgent: SOFA Status Drivers


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Miscellaneous Information American Red Cross Babysitter training will prepare you to be the best sitter in your neighborhood. This course, which includes Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED training, will help you start babysitting on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional, and reliable sitter.

April 21 & 22, 2018 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Attendance on both days is required to be certified Camp Zama American Red Cross Classroom, Bldg. 375 (next to East Meets West giftshop) Register online at classes.redcross.org with zip code: 96343

Contact our offices if you have any questions: Camp Zama: DSN: 263-3166 / Comm: 046-407-3166 NAF Atsugi: DSN 264-6794 / Comm: 0467-63-6794


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MWR Calendar April

2018 April This is what’s happening with Zama MWR!

MONDAY

SUNDAY

1 Outdoor Rec./LT • Cherry Blossom Viewing

(Chiyoda, Tokyo)

• Stroll Along Senbonzakura

• 10 Steps 3 ACS to Federal Employment

2 Yoga

• CRC • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Yano Fitness Center • 12-12:30 p.m.

• CZCC • 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Prime Rib Night

Pacific Rim • SHA Club • 4:30-9 p.m.

Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

8

Outdoor Rec./LT • Tree Cross Adventure • Fujikyu Highland

Aikido

Yano Fitness Center 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Brazilian Jujitsu

Yano Fitness Center • 5 p.m.

BOSS • Table Tenns

Warrior Zone • 6 p.m.

9

Yoga

• CRC • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Sunday Brunch

• CZCC • 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Family Bowling Bowling Center • 3-9 p.m.

Aikido

Yano Fitness Center 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Brazilian Jujitsu

Thai Night • Pacific Rim • SHA Club 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

15

Outdoor Rec./LT • Kamakura Horseback Archery Festival

Sunday Brunch

Match Qualifierp.m. • CZCC Play • 10 a.m.-1:30 CZGC • New Format

Yano Fitness Center • 5 p.m.

BOSS • Call of Duty II

Warrior Zone • 6 p.m.

Yoga

• CRC • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Yano Fitness Center 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Prime Rib Night

Pacific Rim • SHA Club • 4:30-9 p.m.

Chef’s Special

Brazilian Jujitsu

Yano Fitness Center • 5 p.m.

BOSS • Battlefield

Warrior Zone • 6 p.m.

Aikido

Little Chef’s Night & Kids Movie

Yano Fitness Center 5-7 p.m.

BOSS Texas Hold’em Tournament

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Chef’s Special

Warrior Zone • 6 p.m.

Mongolian BBQ

Yano Fitness Center 6:30-7:30 p.m.

CZCC • 5-7:30 p.m.

10

ACS • Good Morning Beginners Japanese SHA Library • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Brazilian Jujitsu Yano Fitness Center • 12-12:30 p.m.

Zama Masters

CZGC • Shotgun Start: 7 a.m.

• CRC • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Aikido

Sagami Depot • Run Starts: 10 a.m. Festival Starts: 1 p.m.

Yano Fitness Center 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Thai Night Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

ACS • Hands Are Not for Hurting • ACS Bldg. 402 • 1-3 p.m.

ACS • Conversational English Little Chef’s Night & Kids Movie

Aikido

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Yano Fitness Center 5-7 p.m.

Yoga with Michael

Brazilian Jujitsu

Yano Fitness Center • 5 p.m.

BOSS • 8 Ball Tournament

Warrior Zone • 6 p.m.

Yano Fitness Center 6:30-7:30 p.m.

CZCC • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Yano Fitness Center 5:30-6:30 p.m.

BOSS • Destiny 2

Warrior Zone • 6 p.m.

BOSS • 9 Ball

Mongolian BBQ

CZCC • 5-7:30 p.m.

Yano Fitness Center • 12-12:30 p.m.

18 ACS • Conversational English

ACS Bldg. 402 • 5:30-7 p.m.

Intramural Bowling League Bowling Center • 6 p.m.

Aikido

Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

BOSS Texas Hold’em Tournament

Warrior Zone • 5 p.m.

Yano Fitness Center 6:30-7:30 p.m.

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Chef’s Special

BOSS • MLB The Show

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

Warrior Zone • 12 p.m.

Mongolian BBQ

25

Beginners Japanese SHA Library • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Yano Fitness Center • 12-12:30 p.m.

Administrative Professional’s Day • CZCC • Ballroom • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

ACS • Good Evening Beginners Japanese Religious Education Center • 5-6 p.m. Little Chef’s Night & Kids Movie

Aikido

Yano Fitness Center 5-7 p.m.

Yano Fitness Center 6:30-7:30 p.m.

How to do a Basic Tune Up on Your Vehicle • Auto Skills Center • 5:30 p.m.

BOSS • Star Wars Battlefront II

Mongolian BBQ

CZCC • 5-7:30 p.m.

ACS Bldg. 402 • 10-11 a.m.

Wing Night

• CZCC • 5-7 p.m.

• Free Karaoke Night 6-10 p.m. • Hip Hop Music w/DJ 10 p.m.-3 a.m.

Zama Golf

• Tomodachi Day

Wing Night

• Free Karaoke Night 6-10 p.m. • Hip Hop Music w/DJ 10 p.m.-3 a.m.

Mongolian BBQ Dinner

Sagami Lounge • 11 a.m..-1 p.m.

Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

19

ACS • Newcomer Orientation CZCC • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

BOSS • Cards Against Humanity

Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

20

Zama Golf

• Tomodachi Day

BOSS • Billiards

Warrior Zone • 6 p.m.

Wing Night

• CZCC • 5-7 p.m.

Firelite Lounge

How to Change Your Automatic Transmission Oil • Auto Skills Center • 5:30 p.m.

Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

26

Thursday Nigt Trio League

• Free Karaoke Night 6-10 p.m. • Variety Music w/DJ 10 p.m.-3 a.m.

Prime Rib Night

Sagami Lounge • 5-8 p.m.

27

Zama Golf

• Tomodachi Day

Bowling Center • 8:30 p.m.

Yoga with Michael Yano Fitness Center 5:30-6:30 p.m.

BOSS • Spades Tournament

Warrior Zone • 6 p.m.

Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

SATURDAY

7

Outdoor Rec./LT • Mishima Sky Walk

& Mishima Shrine

Cherry Blossom Nichibei Friendship Golf Outing CZGC • Shotgun Start: 7:30 a.m.

Cherry Blossom Festival & Fun Runs • Yano Field • 10:30 a.m.

Firelite Lounge

• Old School Music Night 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

14 Outdoor Rec./LT

• Hakone Sightseeing • Youth Fishing Derby (Dewey Park)

BOSS • A-Z Gaming

Warrior Zone • 12 p.m.

SK Regatta (Rock Band)

SHA Club • Blue Moon • 8:30-10:10 p.m.

Firelite Lounge • Country Music 9 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

21Outdoor Rec./LT • Mt. Tsubo Hiking • Narai Post Town

& Takato Castle Ruins Park

Zama Masters

CZGC • Shotgun Start: 7 a.m.

ACS • Parents University • CZCC • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Firelite Lounge

• Hip Hop Reggae Night 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

28 Outdoor Rec./LT • Strawberry Picking

& Azalea Flower Park

• Photography Tour

Wing Night

No Tap Bowling Tournament

Volunteer Recognition Reception

Kodomo No Matsuri

• CZCC • 5-7 p.m.

• CZCC • Ballroom • 8 p.m.

Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

• Overnight Trip to Spa Resort Hawaiians

ACS • Financial Readiness

Firelite Lounge

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Yoga with Michael

Outdoor Rec./LT

• CZCC • 5-7 p.m.

Little Chef’s Night & Kids Movie

Yoga with Michael

• Tomodachi Day

13

12

Warrior Zone • 6 p.m.

Yano Fitness Center 5-7 p.m.

Zama Golf

Firelite Lounge

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

Warrior Zone • 6 p.m.

Warrior Zone • 6 p.m.

ACS • Newcomer Orientation

Chef’s Special

Brazilian Jujitsu

Sagami Depot Half Marathon & Hawaiian Festival

• Pacific Rim • SHA Club 4:30-8:30 p.m.

11

FRIDAY

6

5

ACS Bldg. 402 • 5:30-7 p.m.

24 ACS • Good Morning

Yoga

THURSDAY

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

Yoga with Michael

CZCC • 5-7:30 p.m.

22 Outdoor Rec./LT 23 & Hitaitachi Seaside Park

4

ACS • Good Evening Beginners Japanese Religious Education Center • 5-6 p.m. ACS • Conversational English

Yoga with Michael

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m. • Ushiku Standing Buddha

WEDNESDAY

ACS Bldg. 402 • 5:30-7 p.m.

17 Brazilian Jujitsu

16 Aikido

Family Bowling Bowling Center • 3-9 p.m.

ACS Bldg. 402 • 5-6 p.m.

Brazilian Jujitsu

Easter Brunch Buffet Family Bowling Bowling Center • 3-9 p.m.

TUESDAY

Firelite Lounge • Free Karaoke Night 6-10 p.m. • Hip Hop Music w/DJ 10 p.m.-3 a.m.

Mongolian BBQ Dinner

Sagami Lounge • 11 a.m..-1 p.m.

Bowling Center • 1 p.m.

• Dewey Park • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Throwback Saturday Night

SHA Club • Blue Moon • 8:30-10:10 p.m.

Firelite Lounge • Latino Night 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

29 Outdoor Rec./LT 30 • Kasama Pottery Festival

Sunday Brunch

• CZCC • 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

• CRC • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Aikido

Yano Fitness Center 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Family Bowling Bowling Center • 3-9 p.m. Prime Rib Night

Brazilian Jujitsu

Yano Fitness Center • 5 p.m.

Pacific Rim • SHA Club • 4:30-9 p.m.

Chef’s Special

• Pacific Rim • 4:30-9 p.m.

BOSS • Madden 2018

Warrior Zone • 6 p.m.

CZCC Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet Sunday • May 13 • 10:30 a.m. ~ 2 p.m. • Ballroom

*Dates, times, programs & events are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond our control. Please contact facility before attending.


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