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'Angels' soar back to Iwakuni

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									   VOLUME 49 NUMBER 11                                        MARINE CORPS AIR S TATION IWAKUNI, JAP
                                                                                                   AN                                                      MARCH 19, 2004



Head chaplain                             ‘Angels’ soar back to Iwakuni
visits Station                                     L ANCE CPL . RUBEN D. CALDERON
                                                       Combat Correspondent
        PF . L YDIA DAVEY
         C
      Combat Correspondent
                                              Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 re-
                                          turned back to Iwakuni from Clark Air Base, Repub-
     The 15th Chaplain of the Marine
                                          lic of Philippines, Saturday to wrap up the Hawai-
Corps and Deputy Chief of Chap-
                                          ian squadron’s last exercise of their unit deploy-
lains for the Navy, Rear Adm. Robert
                                          ment program.
F. Burt, visited the Station March 12
                                              The Ugly Angels concluded their training for
     A prayer luncheon, open to Ma-
rines, Sailors and civilians, was held    Exercise Balikatan 2004, the annual bilateral train-
                                          ing exercise between American and Philippine armed
to recognize the event.
                                          forces, after one month. The squadron arrived to
     Burt, who Cmdr. Donald Troast,
                                          the Philippines Feb. 19.
Station command chaplain, called, “A
passionate leader who makes hard              The 120-plus Marines and Sailors from the
                                          squadron participation in the exercise with contri-
decisions,” shared significant pieces
                                          butions from the pilots flying CH-53D helicopters,
of his history, and spoke of his two                                                                                                          Lance Cpl. Ruben D. Calderon
                                          and support personnel to getting the aircrafts in Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 returned from Exer-
love affairs; one with the Navy, and
                                          the sky.
one with the Marine Corps.                                                                       cise Balikatan 2004 in the Republic of Philippines on Satur-
                                              “It was a good experience and worthwhile de- day.
     “I love Marines,” Burt said dur-
                                          ployment,” said Cpl. Cesar Leal, HMH-362 flight
ing the luncheon. “The privilege is
                                          line technician. “The squadron is known to take care of busi- ron worked seven days a week. The weather did not make the
mine to be here with so many great
                                          ness, fast. The birds would go up and as soon as they would work any easier.
Marines who are serving our coun-
                                          land, all the mechanics were there to make sure everything         The days were divided into two shifts, day and night. But
try.”
                                          was good.”                                                      regardless of the shift, the work and the weather was the
     Regarding his accomplishments,
                                              The squadron Marines said the high level of profession- same: hard but rewarding, according to Leal.
Burt said, “My favorite verse is
                                          alism and mission accomplishment during the exercise is just       It was not all work for the Ugly Angels. On March 1 the
Philippians 4:13 ‘I can do all things
                                          an extension of how they have performed during the entire hardworking squadron took a day off to celebrate their suc-
through Christ who strengthens me.’
                                          unit deployment program to Iwakuni.                             cesses in their deployments. Part of the celebration was a
It reminds me that the Lord gives us
the grace and the strength that we            “This is one of the most successful UDP that I have ever squadron run followed by a party, which included drinks,
                                          been a part of,” said Lt. Col. Raymond F. L’Heureux, HMH- food and a live, local band.
need, when we need it.”
                                          362 commanding officer. “I am very proud of this squadron.”        “It was a much deserved party for the Angels,” said Sgt.
     During the luncheon, the attend-
                                              Part of what makes the squadron victorious in every mis- Karlton Petty, HMH-362 airframes technician.
ees who gathered were admonished,
                                          sion they execute is their work ethic, said L’Heureux. During      The Ugly Angels are slated to return back to Hawaii in
                                          their month-long deployment to the Philippines, the squad- April.
               see CHAPLAIN Page 4



         INSIDE                           Station Girl Scouts support troops
   Thunderbolts leave for Korea
                                                    PF . L YDIA DAVEY
                                                     C                                   Nearly all of the 50 Girl Scouts on Sta-      ers get a great product and get to sup-
   VMFA-251 returns from Thailand,
                                                  Combat Correspondent                   tion contacted family members and             port girls in their own community. Ad-
   heads to Korea
                                                                                         friends back in the States and asked          ditionally, all of the proceeds support
                          Page 3
                                              Troops in Korea and Iraq will soon         them to buy a box or boxes to be sent to      Girl Scouting in the local community.
   Lancers host special show and tell     be receiving 600 boxes of Girl Scout           deployed troops, said Koating.                    “These activities are directly related
                                          cookies due to the efforts of Station Girl         “The response was great,” she             to our purpose of helping all girls realize
   Children from local school spend the
                                          Scouts.                                        added. “Five hundred-forty-five cases         their full potential and become strong,
   day with VMFA-212, enjoy static
                                              The six different Girl Scout troops        were sold.”                                   confident and resourceful citizens,” the
   displays and picnic lunch.
                               Page 8     on Station began work on the project               Marines on Station were also help-        Web site states.
                                          after a suggestion by Jennifer Hopley, a       ful, Koating said. In addition to pur-            The Girl Scouts were founded in
                                          troop leader.                                  chasing cookies, many young Marines           1912 in Savanna, Ga., by Juliette Gor-
      IWAKUNI WEATHER                         Every year, Station Girl Scouts re-        took time to speak with the girls about       don Low. Low wanted to create, “some-
                    Today                 ceive over 500 cases of cookies contain-       their own sisters or friends who were         thing for all the girls,” of the United
                    Mostly Sunny          ing 12 boxes each, said Toni Koating,          involved in the Girl Scouts.                  States.
                    High: 55              Station Girl Scout cookie manager. “It             “I can’t say thank-you enough to              Although the original troop began
                    Saturday              can be challenging to sell all of the boxes.   the Iwakuni community,” said Koating.         with only 18 girls, the Girl Scouts were
                    Rain                  In the States, girls can sell cookies to           During the course of the sales, the       soon holding national conventions and
                    High: 56
                                          their families, but [in Iwakuni], the girls    girls learned important lessons about         expanding their troops to meet the di-
                    Sunday                can’t do that.”                                money management, courtesy and team-          verse needs of the nation.
                    Partly Cloudy             “Sitting at a table for six weeks gets     work, Koating said.                               Today, through efforts such as the
                    High: 60
                                          tiring,” she added.                                According to www.girlscouts.org,          Station cookie sale, the Girl Scouts con-
                                              Hopley suggested that the girls try        selling cookies is a “win-win activity.”      tinue to teach young girls the importance
        www.iwakuni.usmc.mil
                                          to sell the cookies by a new method.           Girl Scouts practice life skills as custom-   of patriotism, service and teamwork.
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                                        Pick up your butt, you butt                                                                                                           Annual road taxes due soon
                                          MASTER GUNNERY S GT. CONSTANCE             not only you, our smoker, but other ser-    dentally burned each year by a cigarette                  COMPILED BY                     in yen, at Iwakuni City Hall on the fourth       All personnel with privately-owned           to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday to
                                                    DILLARD                          vice members, spouses, civilian employ-     butt being tossed out carelessly.                      T ORII TELLER S TAFF               floor.                                       vehicles are required to pay Japanese            have the 2004 Station decal affixed to
                                                                                     ees, children, animals and our delicate          It doesn’t mean emptying your car                                                        Residents with heavy vehicles can        road taxes during the month of April each        their vehicles.
                                               Letter to the Editor
                                                                                     ecosystem.                                  ashtray in the parking lot because you           Station residents with vehicles have     make payments at the government of-          year for the use of roads in Japan.                  For more information and maps, call
                                            This weekend I had community ser-            Each year, thousands of children in     are too lazy to dump the ashtray in a        to make payments for Japanese road tax,      fice building adjacent to Sinfonia               After taxes are paid, personnel can          the Pass and Registration Office at 253-
                                        vice with my daughter. Saturday morn-        America, below the age of 6-years-old,      can. No one wants to drive or walk                                                                          Iwakuni, on the first      report to the Pass and Registration Of-          3161.
                                        ing a group of us did a police call around   ingest some form of cigarette product       through your litter. Especially after                                                                       floor.                     fice at Provost Marshal’s Office, 8 a.m.
    Commanding Officer/                 Building one, the Provost Marshal’s Of-      to include cigarette butts, according to    they’ve washed and waxed their car and
         Publisher                      fice, all the bus stops on the Station and   the Center for Disease Control and Pre-     gotten ready for a night out. And it
      Col. Dave Darrah                  the roads in between. The number one
                                        thing we picked up were cigarette butts.
                                                                                     vention. And guess what? The most
                                                                                     common symptom reported in children
                                                                                                                                 doesn’t mean putting the cigarette out
                                                                                                                                 on the benches at the bus stop so the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Annual Road Tax Prices
    Public Affairs Officer              Now, we’re not talking just a handful,       is vomiting.                                next person who sits down gets a soot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •                ‚                     Heavy:      11E.11Y series           .............................   ¥32,000
    Capt. Stewart T. Upton              but literally hundreds of cigarette butts.       So you say dumb child. No, dumb         mark on their pants from your butt.

      Public Affairs Chief
                                            What I find funny about this is an
                                        organization called CigaretteLitter.org
                                                                                     you for mindlessly tossing your butts
                                                                                     and littering where an exploring toddler
                                                                                                                                      But you’re thinking, “What’s the big
                                                                                                                                 deal?” The big deal is it is harmful to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        55                            33E. 300 series (4,400cc and over) .......
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      33Y. 300 series (4,500cc and below) .....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ¥22,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ¥19,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      44E. 44Y series           ............................   ¥7,500
      Master Gunnery Sgt.
       Constance Dillard
                                        estimates several trillion cigarette butts
                                        are littered worldwide every year. They
                                        obviously meant tens of thousands of
                                                                                     or child can find them. Why would there
                                                                                     be a child around such places as the
                                                                                     bus stop, the commissary, exchange, or
                                                                                                                                 the environment, is against the law be-
                                                                                                                                 cause you are littering and if everyone
                                                                                                                                 who smoked threw their butt on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Y33-88                                   Light:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      55E. 55Y. 500Y series
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yamaguchi 50,40 series
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ............................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     .................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ¥7,500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ¥3,000
          Press Chief                   cigarette butts are found on Marine          Crossroads? Why not? And why would          ground we would be knee deep in butts.                                                                                                                               Yama A series (400cc and over)               ....        ¥1,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Indicates prefecture of the
         Cpl. Dave Boni                 Corps Air Station Iwakuni alone each         they be able to grab a cigarette butt?      Are you aware cigarette butts can take                                                                                                                               Yama B series (400cc and below)                ..        ¥1,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                automobile registration
                                        year. In fact, they said the most littered   Because children are curious, and they      up to 10 years to degrade? Most ciga-                                                                          ‚ Indicates the amount of road tax                    Iwakuni A.B.C series        ....................         ¥500
      Operations Chief
                                        item in America is cigarette butts. That     are quick with their hands and you left     rette butts are not made from cotton but                                                                       you must pay
Staff Sgt. Brenda L. Varnadore          holds true for Iwakuni also.                 that cigarette butt there for their curi-   from cellulose acetate, a form of plastic.
  Combat Correspondents                     I used to smoke. As a matter of fact,    ous little hands and minds.                      I still smoke on occasion, mostly in
    Cpl. Robert Wynkoop                 I used to smoke three packs a day back           The right way does not include flick-   the field or when I drink. And even then
 Lance Cpl. Giovanni Lobello            in the ‘80s. Yes, that’s 60 cigarettes a
                                        day and 60 cigarette butts to dispose
                                                                                     ing it out the car window as you drive.
                                                                                     Remember when you flick it someone
                                                                                                                                 I still know to properly dispose of my
                                                                                                                                 butt, the club has nice designated smok-     T-Bolts return to Iwakuni, leave for Korea
 Lance Cpl. David P. Revere
Lance Cpl. Ruben D. Calderon
      Pfc. Lydia Davey
                                        of.
                                            So why is it we have a cigarette butt
                                        problem on the Station? In designated
                                                                                     still has to pick it. This includes birds
                                                                                     who line their nests with cigarette butts
                                                                                                                                 ing areas with ashtrays/butt cans. Even
                                                                                                                                 in the field with a canteen cup of coffee,    L ANCE CPL. C. ALEX HERRON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           NEWS BRIEFS
                                                                                     because they picked up your litter.         I still field strip my butts. Last time I       Combat Correspondent
    Information/Editorial
                                        smoking areas we find the most ciga-             It does not mean smoking when you       looked, Ricky Raccoon didn’t like the                                                                                                                                    SEALED BID SALE
                                        rette butts on the ground, not in the butt   leave the gym on your way back to the       taste of old cigarette butts, nor did the        The Thunderbolts of Ma-
         Specialist                     can. It seems some or even most of you       barracks and tossing the butt. Yes, we      filters blend in with the foliage.           rine Fighter Attack Squadron
        Yukiko Mitsui                   just don’t care about others. You toss                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Defense Reutilization and Marketing
                                                                                     picked up at least five butts every six          All it takes is a little courtesy and   251 returned to Marine Corps
                                        your cigarette butt in the air as you ex-    inches just along the old motor pool        common sense. I don’t mind doing a                                                                                                                                       Office’s next sealed bid sale will start
    “This weekly newspaper is an                                                                                                                                              Air Station Iwakuni, March 7,
                                        hale that last smoke filled breath.          parking lot. Have you ever noticed how      police call, but I do mind picking up your                                                                                                                               Monday. Property on sale can and should
                                                                                                                                                                              after the conclusion of Exercise
authorized publication for members      Aaahhh, that was so good I want to           dry that grass gets during certain times    butts because you lack the social cour-                                                                                                                                  be inspected at DRMO Monday through
                                                                                                                                                                              Cope Tiger in Korat, Thailand.
of the military services stationed      share it with the whole community.           of the year? Are you aware thousands        tesy and the self-discipline to properly                                                                                                                                 Wednesday. Inspect the property prior to
                                                                                                                                                                                  The closing ceremonies for
overseas and their families. Its con-       Well, our whole community includes       of acres of timber and grass are acci-      dispose of your cigarette butts.                                                                                                                                         bidding. Bid must be received no later than
tents do not necessarily reflect the                                                                                                                                          Cope Tiger took place Feb. 27
                                                                                                                                                                              with the host nation of Thai-                                                                                               Thursday, 8 a.m. Call 253-3982 or 253-4089
official views of the U.S. Govern-
ment, the Department of Defense or
the U.S. Marine Corps, and does not     Packing lists help on family voyages                                                                                                  land along with Singapore and
                                                                                                                                                                              the United States. Marines from
                                                                                                                                                                              the Station and Airmen from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for details.

imply endorsement thereof.”
                                                                                                                                                                              Elmandorf Air Force Base,                                                                                                   BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN TRAINING
    Editorial content is edited, pre-                        S TATION RED CROSS                                Proper Identification: Make sure to have photo
                                                             Letter to the Editor                                                                                             Alaska, represented the United
pared and provided by the Public                                                                          identification for each member of the household, including
                                                                                                                                                                              States.                                                                                                                         The training will be held at Building 411,
Affairs Office of Marine Corps Air                                                                        children. Bring passports if traveling outside the U.S., even
                                                                                                                                                                                  “The ceremony was a fitting                                                                                             Room 121. English classes are April 7, 8:30-
Station Iwakuni, Japan.                     March is Red Cross Month, a month when many                   if a passport is not required in some countries. If a disaster
                                                                                                                                                                              end to a successful detach-                                                                                                 9:30 a.m. and April 8, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
    All queries concerning news         families prepare to hit the roads for spring break. Make sure     happens at your home while you are away, you may need to
                                                                                                                                                                              ment,” said Lt. Col. Thomas                                                                                                 Japanese classes are April 7, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
and editorial content should be di-     you and your loved ones are prepared for anything before          have a photo ID to be able to be admitted to your neighbor-
                                                                                                                                                                              “T.C.” Clark, VMFA-251 com-                                                                 Lance Cpl. C. Alex Herron       and April 8, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Housekeeping
rected to the Public Affairs Office,    you hit the road.                                                 hood upon return.
                                                                                                                                                                              manding officer. “Cope Tiger Marines and Airmen salute while members of the Royal Thai
Building 1, Room 216, MCAS                  Update your family communication plan: Make sure                   Driving to your destination? Pack essential emergency                                                                                                                                      staff, security guard, employees at waste
                                                                                                                                                                              was very good for morale and Air Force band play at the beginning of the Cope Tiger closing
Iwakuni, Japan. Call 253-5551.          everyone in your family has an updated list of telephone          supplies: Battery powered radio and extra batteries;                                                                                                                                            water treatment, firemen, beauticians/
                                                                                                                                                                              the squadron as a whole. For ceremony, Feb. 27
                                        numbers and e-mail addresses of essential contacts for            flashlight and extra batteries; blanket; jumper cables; fire                                                                                                                                    hairdressers and supervisors for the above
                                                                                                          extinguisher (5 pounds, A-B-C type); first aid kit and              the past two to three years, we
                                        each traveler. Additionally, each person should have a way                                                                                                                                                                                                        are recommended to attend. Contact the
                                                                                                                                                                              have been going through challenging combat-oriented ting better at the things they hadn’t quite mastered.”
         The Torii Teller wel-          to make long-distance telephone calls without using a cell        manual; bottled water and nonperishable high energy
                                                                                                                                                                              deployments. From the boat to Kuwait, we have first          Upon their return to Japan, the T-Bolts did not waste          Occupational Health/Preventive Medicine
    comes Letter to the Editor          phone. (In disasters, cell phones get overloaded and may          foods, such as granola bars, raisins and peanut butter;
                                                                                                                                                                              term Marines who have done nothing but combat de- any time continuing with their deployment schedule.                       Department at 253-3419 or e-mail Saori at
    submissions. Letters are the        not work. Having a calling card with toll-free access over        maps; shovel; tire repair kit and pump; tools such as pliers
                                                                                                                                                                              ployments.”                                              Five days after their Iwakuni homecoming, the T-Bolts              fujisakas@nhyoko.med.navy.mil.
    opinion of the writer only.         “landlines” may be the only way you can contact family            and a small hammer; and flares.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Many of the Marines enjoyed their time in another left for Yechon, South Korea, for two weeks of training
    Submissions can be edited           members if you are separated when disaster strikes.)                   Flying to your destination? Pack essential emergency
                                                                                                                                                                              country and experiencing different cultures, said Lance for Exercise Foal Eagle.
    for clarity and space. Let-             Determine what disasters occur in your vacation               supplies: Flares aren’t permitted or needed on an airplane,
                                                                                                                                                                              Cpl. Scott Adkins, VMFA-251 embarker.                        “The austere environment will be good training
    ters can be dropped off at          destinations: First, talk with your family about the disasters    but you should take essential supplies to have with you
    the Public Affairs Office or        that can happen in the area you’re visiting. Learn the names      when you get to your destination, like a flashlight for each          “We all had fun seeing the sights and doing things using the Marine Corps command and control struc-                      DISPOSE OF LOST AND FOUND
                                                                                                                                                                              we would not normally do while in the states,” Adkins ture,” Clark said.
    sent via e-mail to bonidw           of the prefectures you will be visiting because severe            member of your family with extra batteries; a battery-
                                                                                                                                                                              said. “It was nice to get out of the cold weather of         The T-Bolts will be going through a different style
    @iwakuni.usmc.mil or                weather warnings are sometimes given by prefecture name.          powered radio; a small first aid kit; essential medications,                                                                                                                                        PMO will DRMO or dispose of lost and
                                                                                                                                                                              Iwakuni and into a more tropical climate.”               of training while in Korea, besides the major differ-
    dillardcs@iwakuni.usmc.mil.         Calmly explain the potential dangers, and plan to share           including copies of prescriptions (in case they need to be                                                                                                                                      found items soon, and would like the public
                                                                                                                                                                                  Along with the off-duty experiences, the Marines ences in climate and day-to-day life, the flying will
                                        responsibilities and work together as a team.                     filled locally).                                                                                                                                                                                to come down to PMO, Room 107, 1st floor
                                                                                                                                                                              were also able to work with the other countries to see also be different, according to Clark.
                                            Establish an out-of-town friend to be your “family                 Protect your family from the weather with travel                                                                                                                                           to claim any items they have lost. They may
       PSC 561 Box 1868                                                                                                                                                       how they train.                                              “Thailand was very warm and Korea will be very
                                        contact”: After a disaster, it’s often easier to call             essentials: Even if you’re traveling to not-so-warm climates
      FPO AP 96310-0029                                                                                                                                                           “I liked the way the Thai’s trained,” said Capt. Joe cold,” Clark said. “Other than the daily operations, we            not have everyone’s items, but they have a
                                        long-distance over landlines. Other family members                bring sunscreen; sunglasses; a hat, one pair of long pants
        Phone 253-5551                                                                                                                                                        Yoskovich, VMFA-251 powerline officer. “The will be working on air-to-surface training as opposed                           few. Bring some type of ID in order to obtain
                                        should call this person and tell them where they are.             and a long sleeved shirt for each person in your family;
         Fax 253-5554                                                                                                                                                         Singaporeans liked to concentrate on the things they to Thailand, where we primarily worked on air-to-air                   your property.
                                        Everyone must know your contact’s phone number                    travel games for entertainment.
                                                                                                                                                                              did well, while the Thai’s were more interested in get- scenarios.”
                                        and e-mail address if applicable.
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Vomit comet makes berth in Iwakuni                                                                                                                                           Japanese Forces contribute to safety
          PF . L YDIA DAVEY
           C                                support of the 3rd Marine Expedi-
        Combat Correspondent                tionary Force’s Operation Foal                                                                                                           S TORY AND PHOTOS BY                good grasp of
                                            Eagle, said Turner.                                                                                                                    L ANCE CP . DAVID REVERE
                                                                                                                                                                                            L                            English,” said
    A sleek, gray, high-speed experi-           According to the Catamaran                                                                                                          Combat Correspondent                 Turkal. “They just
mental vessel, the IX-532 Joint Venture     Company, the HSV, formerly a car                                                                                                                                             have to refine it.”
(HSV-X1), pulled into Iwakuni Port for      and passenger ferry, was “adopted”                                                                                                   For years, Fleet Air Wing 31’s              With JMSDF
the first time Feb. 28.                     by the Army, Navy, Marine Corps,                                                                                                 Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force        tours of duty as
    The vessel, known affectionately        Coast Guard, and Tampa based U.S.                                                                                                air traffic controllers have conducted      long as six years,
as “the vomit comet” by first-time          Special Operations Command.                                                                                                      on-the-job training here in order to        there is plenty of
travelers, arrived to pick up 190               Military officials believed that                                                                                             maintain and brush up on the skills         opportunity for
                                                                                                                                         Photos by Lance Cpl. David Revere
passengers and a cargo of aircraft          the HSV could improve upon                                                                                                       required by an air traffic controller, as   refinement.
                                                                                   The IX-532 Joint Venture rests in Iwakuni Port before transporting cargo
support equipment, said Army Chief          conventional ships for missions                                                                                                  well as to learn the Federal Aviation           Ensuring safety
                                                                                   and passengers in support of Operation Foal Eagle. The ship, formerly
Warrant Officer Tim Turner, the Joint       such as mine warfare, special                                                                                                    Administration air traffic control          is not the only
                                                                                   a car and passenger ferry, has been adopted by the military because of
Venture’s executive officer.                operations, homeland security,                                                                                                   methods.                                    benefit of the
                                                                                   its speed and ability to transport large amounts of cargo.
    The Joint Venture is working in         humanitarian evacuation and the                                                                                                      “They conduct the same training         relationship
                                            shipment of troops and cargo.             theater operations have kept the Joint their homeport for over 200 days,               we do here in our air traffic control       between the
                                                According to www.globalsecurity.      Venture busy hopping from port to      Etrada said. And, although the year             facility,” said Capt. Joseph Turkal, the    Marine air traffic
                                            org, the Joint Venture underwent six      port, he added.                        was sometimes hard on “newlyweds                Station’s ATC officer.                      controllers and
                                            weeks of technical and structural            The ship boasts a weight room,      and guys with families,” the men                    Air traffic control consists of two     their JMSDF
                                            modifications for U.S. Army service in    day room with movies and video         performed their duties well.                    environments: radar and tower. The          counterparts that
                                            Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Included games purchased by Army and Air                “I have a great crew,” said Etrada.         radar environment controls traffic          has developed
                                            in the modifications were a two-part,     Force Exchange Service, and galley     “They’re motivated, disciplined. They           farther out by reading the electronic       over the years.
                                            hydraulically operated vehicle ramp,      that serves four meals throughout the  know what they’ve gotta’ do, and they           signals the aircraft emit. Personnel in         Turkal said that
                                            and the installation of a helicopter      day, said Turner. The all-male crew of do it.”                                         the tower environment visually              the cultural
Army Chief Warrant Officer Tim              pad.                                      30 also enjoys a real sense of camara-     According to the Web site, use of           monitor the aircraft and prepare            experience from
Turner, Joint Venture executive                 The 326-foot ship can carry several derie, said Army Sgt. 1st Class Nelson the HSV-X1 will result in a reduction of          landing sequences for safe separation.      day-in day-out
officer, points out the HSV’s steer-        hundred tons of cargo and up to 363       Etrada.                                aircraft flights and will reduce the noise          Safety is always a top priority         interaction is great, Gunnery Sgt. Brian Schafer, Station Operations radar and air traffic controller, tracks
ing and navigational capabilities.          passengers, said Turner. Inner-              Last year the crew was gone from    impact on surrounding communities.              while carrying out the mission of           and that the            radar readings with Petty Officer 2nd Class Osamu Fujitani, a Japanese Maritime Self
                                                                                                                                                                             being an air traffic controller since the   common bond of          Defense Force air traffic control officer, as he conducts on-the-job training.
                                                                                                                                                                             job involves keeping aircraft in the air
Preteen program arrives here Kintai Bridge Dream Fiesta ‘04                                                                                                                  from colliding with each other as well
                                                                                                                                                                             as guiding them into a safe landing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         military life was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         what particularly brought the services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         together.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “But I enjoy the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 cultural interaction
                                                                                                                                                                                 “Their on-the-job training here will        “The exchange in culture is one     between the
        JAMIE WURDINGER                     a lot of people this year.”                                                                                                                                                                                          Americans and
                                                                                                                                                                             further develop mutual understanding        thing, but the exchange in the militar-
 Marine Corps Community Services                According to Han, “The Torch                                            COMPILED BY                                                                                                                              JMSDF.”
                                                                                                                                                                             between the Marines and JMSDF, as           ies and how they work is something
     Public Affairs Specialist              Club will be self-directed and gov-                                        Torii Teller Staff                                    well as the aviation safety of JMSDF        they can’t get anywhere else,” Turkal       Osamu said one
                                            erned by preteens, who will decide                                                                                                                                                                                   result of his daily
                                                                                             The Kintai Bridge will be celebrating the completion of renova-                 pilots here,” said Turkal, referring to     said. “You really get to understand
     Marine Corps Community Services        what events they want for their age                                                                                                                                                                                  interaction has
                                                                                                                                                                             the JMSDF ATC personnel’s ability to        the difference between the U.S. and a
will bring new opportunities for            group at the Teen Center and help to          tion work March 19-21. Come and join the party as a variety of                                                                                                         been less stress on
                                                                                                                                                                             assist Japanese pilots in times of          foreign military.”
recreation, growth, and leadership to       plan the events with the assistance of        events are scheduled to mark the occasion. Parking will be limited,                                                                                                    the job.
                                                                                                                                                                             language difficulty.                            According to Petty Officer 2nd
fifth and sixth grade members of the        Teen Center supervisors. If all goes          so patrons are asked to travel by other means. Enjoy the festivities!                                                                                                      “The Marines
                                                                                                                                                                                 Japanese Maritime Self Defense          Class Osamu Fujitani, a member of the
community.                                  well and participation is high, we will                                                                                                                                                                              are not as serious
                                                                                                                                                                             Force ATC personnel arrive on the           JMSDF ATC training here, the
     The Preteen Program at the Boys        offer the Preteen Program throughout                                                                                                                                                                                 as the Japanese,”
                                                                                          -Commemorative tree planting              9-9:30 a.m.            20th              Station with a basic understanding of       relationship he has built is something
and Girls Club on Station will give the     the summer and new 2004-2005 school                                                                                                                                                                                  said Osamu. “They Gunnery Sgt. Brian Schafer, Station Operations
                                                                                          -Kintai Bridge light up                  6:30-9 p.m.             19th-21st         English, which is the international         special and unique.
students a chance to participate in         year.”
                                                                                          -Street performances                     10 a.m. to 5 p.m.       20th-21st         language of ATC personnel.                      “Sometimes it is stressful because are optimistic all the radar and air traffic controller, coordinates air traf-
some of the events available to older           Preteens interested in joining the                                                                                                                                                                               time.”                fic while monitoring radar signals.
                                                                                                                                                                                 “They usually come in here with a       my English is limited,” said Osamu.
children.                                   Torch Club will meet April 2, 3-4 p.m. at     -Musket performances                     10:50 a.m.              20th
     The program will be on a trial basis   the Teen Center.                              -Iwakuni Drum performance                10:40 a.m.              20th
until July and will be led by volunteer
fifth and sixth grade members of the
Torch Club, who will plan activities for
preteens to participate in at the Teen
                                                The Teen Center is open to teens
                                            on school days from 2:30 – 5 p.m.,
                                            school early out days from 10:30 a.m.
                                            to 5 p.m. and school out days from 9
                                                                                          -Joint concert                           6-7:30 p.m.


                                                                                                             Below is a map for Parking
                                                                                                                                                           21st
                                                                                                                                                                             American Red Cross ‘prepares’ for future
Center.                                     a.m. to 5 p.m.                                                                                                                                  GUNNERY S GT. M.A. ZEID                   workplace and community procedures. They have           continued Oshiro. “Also, the Red Cross is able to
     “We’re going to plan parties, trips,       To join the Torch Club, fifth and                                                                                                           Combat Correspondent                      not stocked emergency supplies, nor have they           locate service members and let their families know
and recreational activities,” said Torch    sixth graders may call 253-5549 or 253-                                                                                                                                                   sought even basic first-aid and CPR training.”          the health and welfare of service members when
Club President Jamila Bryan, who is in      4803. For a schedule of events, go to                                                                                                “The goal is preparedness.”                              Oshiro pointed out that the Red Cross is out        normal communication links are disrupted.”
the sixth grade. “We hope there will be     http://www.mccsiwakuni.com.                                                                                                          That is the theme for March 2004 as it celebrates    there providing free disaster assistance, but here          Oshiro went on to explain about the various
                                                                                                                                                                             Red Cross Month. For more than 60 years, the             the emphasis is on providing services and               programs locally that help people here prepare for
                                                                                                                                                                             president of the United States has proclaimed            education.                                              troubled times. They provide first aid and CPR
                                                                                                                      Kintai
CHAPLAIN from Page 1                                                                                                                                                         March as Red Cross Month and a time to com-                  “We sent more than one million messages last        classes, baby-sitting training and manage a summer
                                                                                                 Parking              Bridge                      Parking
                                                                                                                                                                             memorate and support the organization and its            year,” said Oshiro. She also pointed out, in times of   youth program to give teenagers the chance to gain
“Never give up, and never give in.” Burt quoted Matthew 19:26, “With God, all                                                          Kinjo                                 services worldwide.                                      emergency, the Red Cross messages provide a             meaningful job skills and experience while working
things are possible.”                                                                                                                  Bridge                                    Since 1905, when the American Red Cross began,       valuable tool for commanders by giving them reports     with organizations on Station. They also provide
    Col. David T. Darrah, Station commanding officer, presented Burt with a Station                                                                                          it has provided humanitarian assistance in emergen-      from objective sources such as doctors and local        comfort kits (package of toilet items such as shaving
baseball cap, a Station coin, and a framed picture of the air Station.                                                                                                       cies and natural disasters. However, this month,         officials. “We serve as a communication link            cream, razors and soap) for those who are stranded
    Burt, in turn, presented Darrah a framed certificate of appreciation from the                                                                                            they want to stress being prepared.                      between our people in uniform and their loved ones      here waiting for flights.
Station chapel staff.                                                                                                                       No vehicle March 20,                 “The Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare         back home. It’s a 24-hour service that we provide,          To commemorate this month, the Red Cross
    “Thank you for having me here,” Burt said.                                                                                              10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.             for and cope with emergencies,” explained Terri          seven days a week. We can verify the situation,         office here held the Sophie’s Chinese Antiques and
    According to www.hqmc.usmc.mil, Burt has completed six deployments to the                                                                                                Oshiro, American Red Cross Station manager.              which is important when asking for emergency leave      Furniture Sale on March 5 and 6 at the Matthew C.
Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, North Arabian Gulf and served in the Persian Gulf                                                            No vehicles March 20,                In a message issued from the Red Cross,              and for peace of mind.”                                 Perry High School cafeteria.
during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, since receiving his commission as a lieutenant,                                                          9:40 a.m. to 2 p.m.              president and CEO Marsha J. Evans stated, “Close             “We encourage service members to let their              While March is Red Cross Month, it’s nice to
junior grade in the Navy Chaplain Corps in 1981.                                                                                                                             to 60 percent of Americans are wholly unprepared         loved ones and family know that they should             know they will always be there for those who need
    Burt reported to Headquarters Marine Corps as the 15th Chaplain of the Marine                                                                                            for a disaster of any description. They don’t have a     contact the local Red Cross when an emergency           them.
Corps on Sept. 29, 2003.                                                                                                                                                     family emergency plan, nor are they aware of school,     arises and have identifying information ready,”
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  Each student gets a chance to sit in the cockpit of a F/A-18 during their visit to VMFA-212                                                                                                                      Lt. Col. James B. Bright, VMFA-212 commanding officer receives flowers from children at
  March 12.                                                                                                                                                                                                        the Kawashimo Yochien, to show their gratitude for the invitation to the Station.




Cpl. Oscar Alvaradoreyes, VMFA-212 seat
shop mechanic, places a Lancer helmet
on one of the many eager children who
wanted to try on the unit's flight gear.




                                            Japanese and American school children finish                                                                                                                           A Japanese teacher at the Kawashimo Yochien
                                            their field trip here with a round or two on the Children from the Kawashimo Yochien make their way in front of Marine Fighter Attack                                  entertains her students as they watch her don gear        The last stop for the school children is Penny Lake,
                                            jungle gym.                                      Squadron 212's hanger, before the start of their special show and tell session.                                       the fighter pilots wear.                                  where everyone sits in the grass for lunch.



                                                                            Lancers host kids, build future friendships
                                                                                    S TORY AND PHOTOS BY               18. While some of the Japanese            by pilots and giggle for the camera in         “The whole experience was
                                                                                       CPL. DA BONI
                                                                                              VE                       children looked at the massive aircraft   numerous photo opportunities.              wonderful,” said Yoshiko Yoshida,
                                                                                         Press Chief                   incredulously, some of the American           “This is more like it,” replied Cpl.   Kawashimo Yochien teacher. “The
                                                                                                                       children in the classes were more         Oscar Alvaradoreyes, VMFA-212 seat         children loved the airplanes and it was
                                                                                Children from the Kawashimo            excited to see their parents.             shop mechanic, as he puts a helmet on      exciting for all of us to see what some
                                                                            Yochien (kindergarten school) had an            “Some of the Marines in ‘212 have    one of the students. “Some Japanese        of the children’s parents do for work.
                                                                            interesting show and tell session          children that go to the school,           people see us in such a negative light     It was great to see the children be so
                                                                            March 12.                                  including myself,” said Lt. Col. James    sometimes, it’s nice to make new           proud of their parents. Even for the
                                                                                Instead of the normal collection of    B. Bright, VMFA-212 commanding            friends.”                                  teachers it was exciting because we
                                                                            special rocks and rare comic books,        officer. “The teachers wanted to know         Once the static displays and           always see the planes in the air, but
                                                                            the children all shared in the treasures   if I would be interested in hosting my    photos were over, the Lancers and          never this close before.”
                                                                            Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 212         daughter’s class on a field trip, but     their new pals made their way over for         According to Bright, the Lancers
                                                                            had to offer.                              then we decided to have the whole         a picnic lunch, and much-needed            were happy to have them. “We had a
                                                                                The kids, ages 3 to 6-years-old,       school come.”                             playtime.                                  lot of fun, and if this fosters better
Maj. Jay Erwin, VMFA-212 director of safety and standardization, and        spent the day touring the Lancer’s              About 80 kids came here to get the       The day proved to be a success as      relations than even better, but this was
Japanese students enjoy the picnic lunch March 12.                          hanger and surrounding flight line,        chance to sit inside the cockpit, watch   the kid’s excitement over the aircraft     for the kids. It was their show and tell   Children slap hands with a Lancer during their walk through the hanger March
                                                                            which houses their chariot; the F/A-       their teacher don survival gear worn      spilled over to the jungle gym.            time. We welcome them back any time.”      12.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Misc., Sanyo 5 kg wash-        gram Analysis Officer

Marines aid, bring smiles to Philippine elders                                                                                                                                       TORII TELLER CLASSIFIED ADS
                                                                                                                                                                                To submit your ads or announcements: Torii Teller          priority basis. Deadline for briefs is noon Thursday. Torii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ing machine, $150;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dainichi kerosene heater,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $50; kerosene heater, $10.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          –Management and Pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           gram Analysis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          –Management and Pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                accepts ads/announcements from nonprofit organizations     Teller reserves the right to edit to fit space. Stop by          Call Alvin Arita at 253-       gram Analysis
     S TORY AND PHOTOS BY                                                                                                                 nurses, nannies, normal but           and groups only. Briefs run on space-available and time-   Building 1, Room 216 to fill out a form.                         4784 dwh or 253-2919 awh.     BPO:
L ANCE CPL . RUBEN D. CALDERON                                                                                                            benevolent people. Accord-                                                                                                                                                                      –Supervisory Human Re-
    Combat Correspondent                                                                                                                  ing to Panlilio, “The                                                                                                                                             Misc., A/C units, 10x10        sources Specialist
                                                                                                                                          center’s workers give                 AUTOMOBILES                Toyota Pickup, 1987, runs       good condition, new JVC           player, 3 L gas V-6 engine,    shed, two 24” girls moun-
CLARK AIR BASE, Republic of                                                                                                               wholehearted free service;                                       great, JCI until April 2004,    AM/FM/CD player new               green and gold trim, very      tain bikes barely used, one   MCCS (253-3030)
Philippines — Marines and                                                                                                                 they receive neither dues        Nissan Wingroad,1998,           $300. Call 253-6058 dwh or      front/back speakers, auto         neat inside and out, JCI       26” mountain bike, mas-       ( The following jobs are
Sailors paid a visit to the Bahay                                                                                                         nor fees for the work they       station wagon, JCI until        45-1660 awh.                    transmission, cold A/C,           until Aug. 2004, $1,950.       ter bedroom set. Call         open at MCCS Personnel)
Pag-ibig, house of prayer, in                                                                                                             render.”                         March 2006, $2,000. Call                                        auto climate control, a in-       Call 253-2650.                 SSgt. Lynch at 253-3315       MCCS Job Listing:
Angeles City Feb. 27 hoping to                                                                                                                The work that the center     Phillip Grant at 253-3510       Nissan Praire, 1 9 9 6 ,        line V- engine, well main-                                       dwh or 253-2890 awh.          –Head of Retail
bring love and smiles to the                                                                                                              does is purely inspired and      dwh or 090-1681-0866.           clean, awd wagon, excel-        tained, power everything,         Suzuki GSF 1200 Ban-                                         –Retail Area Supervisor,
residents.                                                                                                                                influenced by the Lord,                                          lent shape, no JCI, free.       good tires, must sell, JCI        dit, 1997, silver, 1,200cc,              WANTED                civilian only
    Translated to English from                                                                                                            Jesus Christ.                    Suzuki Bandit 1200 ,            Call John Kinley at 253-        Dec. 2005, $3,550 obo. Call       in-line 4 cylinder DOHC                                      –Basic Replenishment
the Philippine language of                                                                                                                                                 1997, station wagon, JCI        3525 dwh or 31-8435 awh.        Chad Boblett at 253-6101          engine, 100 BHP, $1,800.       Need to purchase two            Clerk, civilian only
                                                                                                                                              Out of the goodness of
                                                                                                                                                                           until March 2006, $1,800.                                       dwh or 253-7240 awh or            Call Phillip Grant at 253-     crib/toddler size mattress.   –Leisure Travel Assis-
Tagalog, Bahay Pag-ibig means                                                                                                             their hearts, several            Call Phillip Grant at 253-      Mitsubishi Emeraude,            090-4109-6830.                    3510 dwh or 090-1681-          Call 253-2081.                  tant, civilian only
“house of love.” And that’s                                                                                                               Marines and Sailors              3510 dwh or 090-1681-           1993, 4-door-sedan, JCI                                           0866.                                                        –Club Operations Assis-
exactly what the center is: a                                                                                                             volunteered to travel off                                                                                                                                               JOB OPENINGS
                                                                                                                                                                           0866.                           until June 2004, $1,500         Honda Civic, 1995, 4-                                                                            tant, civilian only
house of love for less privileged                                                                                                         base from Clark Air Base                                                                                                                  OTHER ITEMS
                                                                                                                                                                                                           obo. Call Kris Gerber at        door-sedan, black, A/C,                                                                        –Assistant Club Manager
elders.                                                                                                                                   into the poverty-stricken        Isuzu Suv, 1993, 3 door,        253-3989 dwh or 253-2030        P/W, CD player, JCI until         Misc., GT steel belted ra-     Torii Tunes                   –Recreation Specialist,
    To put it bluntly, “It is a home                                                                                                      streets of Angeles City, and     2,800cc diesel turbo 26         awh.                            Feb. 2005, $1,700 obo. Call       dials 145 SR 10, $15; skid     Help wanted at Torii            civilian only
for the poor, abandoned, sick,                                                                                                            spend time with the elders.      MPG (AVG), automatic                                            253-5260.                         guard repairs 145 R12, $15;    Tunes. Apply at MCX           –Recreation Attendant,
aged and dying destitute.                                                                                                                     As soon as they arrived      transmission, new tires/        Mitsubishi Mirage, 1989,                                          Japanese kimono doll with      Sound Shop. Full and part       civilian only
    “It is an association whose                                                                                                           to the “house of love,” they     brakes/battery, Kenwood         2 door, hatchback, JCI un-      Mazda MPV, 1993, excel-           cases, kokeshi dolls,          time positions available.     –Operations Assistant,
objective is the sanctification of   Sgt. Marben P. Aquino, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 career retention were greeted with songs                                  stereo amp, tape, 6 CD          til Oct. 2004, $600 obo.        lent condition, highly re-        flower vases, helmets,                                         civilian only
the individual, whether a resident specialist, feeds Encarnacion Pineda.                                                                  and tears filled with delight.   changer, PIAA hi/lo beam        Call Kris Gerber at 253-        liable, cold A/C, auto            masks, nicknacks and           CHRO (253-6828)               –Recreation Assistant, ci-
or volunteer or friend who keeps                                                                                                              Seventy-year-old Candy       fog lamps, JCI until March      3989 dwh or 253-2030 awh.       transmission, P/S, P/L,           many more. Call A.S.           Clinic:                         vilian only
Bahay Pag-ibig going,” said the                                                                                       DeLara, a resident of the home, spent most of        2005, $2,500 obo. Call Jim                                      auto climate control front        Ramos at 253-4108 dwh or       –Social Worker                Go to http://www.mccs
Rev. Fr. Edgar L. Panlilio, the                                                                                       her life with Americans as a translator and          at 253-3705 dwh or 0834-        Nissan Skyline GT, 1994,        and rear, P/W, tinted win-        253-2022 awh or 090-7595-      BPO:                          iwakuni.com for a com-
center’s apostolate director.                                                                                         nanny for a United States military family.           88-2551 awh.                    2 door, highly reliable,        dow, AM/FM cassette               9324.                          –Management and Pro-          plete job listing.
    “It is an institution that                                                                                           “It brings me to tears to see Americans
serves Christ by caring for the                                                                                       because they make me feel so happy,” said
poorest of the poor, the aban-
doned and unwanted, seeing
Christ in the person of these
forsaken people. It glorifies God
                                                                                                                      DeLara. “I still remember the name of my first
                                                                                                                      employer, Col. Robert Van Wager. I was a
                                                                                                                      nanny for his children and with that family I
                                                                                                                      traveled to different parts of the world. I will           MOVIE SCHEDULE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SAKURA THEATER
by serving the poor with esteem                                                                                       never forget them. They were so good to me,”                                                                                                   M Y B ABY’S DADDY
and respect. It is a home for the                                                                                                                                                                 FRIDAY
                                                                                                                         Oscar Toribio, 66, a 1960s Philippine pop
                                                                                                                                                                             11 a.m./5 p.m.    Freaky Friday (PG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         This comedy tells the story of three                        FRIDAY
poorest of the poor, materially,                                                                                      singer, rolled on his wheelchair to a micro-                                                                                                   young men forced to take responsibility for
physically, spiritually or so-                                                                                        phone and speaker and began to sing Elvis               2 p.m./8 p.m.    Mission Impossible (PG-13)                                                                                                7 p.m. MyBaby’sDaddy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     their children when their girlfriends all get
cially,” added Panlilio.                                                                                              Presley songs to the guest. The residents,             11 p.m./5 a.m.    Twelve Monkeys (R)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     pregnant at about the same time (90 min-                   (PG-13)
                                                                                                                                                                                      2 a.m.   Scary Movie 2 (R)                                                                                                        10 p.m. The Butterfly Effect (R)
    The inhabitants of the                                                                                            familiar with Toribio’s talent, cheered as he                                                                                                  utes).
“house of love” are men and                                                                                           proved that he could still carry a tune.                                   SATURDAY
women over the age of 60 years                                                                                                                                               11 a.m./5 p.m.    The Grinch (PG)
                                                                                    A garden in the center of “Thank you very much,” he said with a smile.                                                                                                                                                                         SATURDAY
old. The center houses 59 people Lina Yalung sings to Cpl. Matthew P. the Bahay Pag-Ibig home,                            When lunch time came, the Marines                   2 p.m./8 p.m.    The Mummy Returns (PG-13)
who lack financial support from      Michael, HMH-362 central technical is dedicated "To our Lady volunteered to feed those who could not feed
                                                                                                                                                                             11 p.m./5 a.m.    Old School (R)                                                                                                            1 p.m.   Peter Pan (PG)
                                                                                                                                                                                     2 a.m.    Urban Legends: Final Cut (R)                                                                                              4 p.m.   Big Fish (PG-13)
their families.                      publication librarian, an old folk song of the Poor, the Queen and themselves. “I only wish I could do more,”
    “They cannot support             from the Philippines titled "Maala-Ala Mother of Anawims." A said Lance Cpl. Celisa M. Reyes, Marine                                                        SUNDAY                                                                                                                  7 p.m.   ColdMountain(R)
themselves nor have relatives        Mo Kaya," which means "Do You Still statue of her stands in the Helicopter Light Attack Squadron 369                                    11 a.m./5 p.m.    Big Fat Liar (PG)                                                                                                        10 p.m.   The Butterfly Effect (R)
that can provide for their well-     Remember?"                                     garden.                           avionics technician.                                    2 p.m./8 p.m.    Supernova (PG-13)
being. But here at the center we                                                                                          “We cannot explain love: we have to                11 p.m./5 a.m.    2 Fast 2 Furious (PG-13)                                              B IG FISH
try our hardest to give them a home and family            The staff for the center work out of their predilec- experience it,” said Panlilio. “The elders have been                   2 a.m.   Snatch (R)                                                                 Edward Bloom has always been a teller                      SUNDAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of tall-tales about his oversized life as a
atmosphere,” Panlilio said.                           tion for no wages. The volunteers are doctors,           and are still a part of society.”.                                                MONDAY                                                              young man, when his wanderlust led him on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         4 p.m. Along Came Polly (PG-13)
                                                                                                                                                                             11 a.m./5 p.m.    Shrek (PG)                                                            an unlikely journey from a small-town in            7 p.m. ColdMountain(R)
                                                                                                                                                                              2 p.m./8 p.m.    U.S. Marshalls (PG-13)                                                Alabama, around the world, and back again.
                                                                                                                                                                             11 p.m./5 a.m.    The Others (PG-13)                                                    His mythic exploits dart from the delightful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    M ONDAY
                                          OUT THE GATE                               March 27, 6:30 p.m. at Kuga-cho
                                                                                     Kodomonoyakata Hall, in front of
                                                                                     Kuga Town Hall. The admission is
                                                                                                                                also display more Hina Dolls at
                                                                                                                                places other than the above build-
                                                                                                                                ings, putting up pink flags outside
                                                                                                                                                                                      2 a.m.


                                                                                                                                                                             11 a.m./5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Nurse Betty (R)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 TUESDAY
                                                                                                                                                                                               Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (PG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to the delirious as he weaves epic tales about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     giants, a witch and conjoined-twin lounge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     singers. With his larger-than-life stories,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         7 p.m. ColdMountain(R)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bloom charms almost everyone he encoun-
                                             Note: Japanese who do not               free. Call 82-5446 for more infor-         as signs, on the island where tour-           2 p.m./8 p.m.    Intolerable Cruelty (PG-13)                                           ters except for his son (125 minutes).                         T UESDAY
                                          speak English may answer the               mation.                                    ists can visit without obtaining             11 p.m./5 a.m.    Murder By Numbers (R)                                                                                                     7 p.m. Torque (PG-13)
                                          phone numbers provided.                                                               passports. Call 0829-44-2011 for                     2 a.m.    Training Day (R)
                                                                                     Miyajima Hina Doll Tour                    details.                                                       W EDNESDAY                                                            COLD MOUNTAIN                                                WEDNESDAY
                                          Yanai Flea Market                             Ancient Hina dolls will be dis-                                                      11 a.m./5 p.m.    MVP (PG)                                                                  Based on Charles Frazier’s bestselling
                                              A flea market will be held at Yanai    played at a museum, temple and             Otake Sunday Market                           2 p.m./8 p.m.    Meet The Parents (PG-13)                                              Civil War novel, Cold Mountain tells the            7 p.m. 50 First Dates (PG-13)
                                                                                                                                    A market, selling fresh veg-             11 p.m./5 a.m.    Rob Roy (R)                                                           story of Inman, a wounded confederate sol-
                                          City Hall 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.         three residents on Miyajima Island                                                               2 a.m.   13 Ghosts (R)                                                         dier who is on a perilous journey home to his
                                          In case of heavy rain, the market will     Thursday through April 3. A “pass-         etables, fish, bamboo charcoal and                                                                                                   mountain community, hoping to reunite with                    T HURSDAY
                                          be cancelled. Call 0820-26-6666 for        port”, admission ticket, sold at           more, and a flea market are sched-                              THURSDAY                                                             his prewar sweetheart. In his absence, Ada
                                                                                                                                                                             11 a.m./5 p.m.    Orange County (PG-13)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         7 p.m. MyBaby’sDaddy
                                          more information.                          these buildings and Miyajima Ferry         uled March 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at                                                                                                  struggles to survive, and revive her father’s              (PG-13)
                                                                                                                                                                              2 p.m./8 p.m.    The Hours (PG-13)                                                     farm with the help of intrepid young drifter
                                                                                     terminal, is required to view the          Harumi Daiichi Park, next to You Me          11 p.m./5 a.m.    The Mexican (R)
                                                                                     dolls. There will be an English            Town Otake. They will not be can-                                                                                                    Ruby (155 minutes).
                                          Japanese Drum Spring Concert                                                                                                                2 a.m.   The Glass House (PG-13)
                                             There will a Japanese drum con-         speaking personnel at the informa-         celled in case of rain. Call 53-7175
                                          cert by Kuga Drum Preserve Team            tion desk at the terminal. They will       for details.
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                                                                                                               Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the    fering include Marketing, Life

  COMMUNITY BRIEFS                                                                                             MAC Dome. Open to the Sta-
                                                                                                               tion residents and local Japa-
                                                                                                               nese residents. Yen and U.S.
                                                                                                                                                    in the Oceans, Human Biology
                                                                                                                                                    and more. Students must take
                                                                                                                                                    the placement exams prior to
                                                                                                                                                                                        Local marathons test muscles, minds
                                                                                                               dollars are accepted.                enrolling in Math or English.                                                   beginning a training regimen that        much as possible by watching a movie part of the race comes long after the
                                                                           velopment Center will also be                                            Call 253-3494 for additional in-
       EDUCATION                                MCCS                       open 6-10 p.m. for those with       Salute To Our Military Chil-         formation.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Editors note: This is the final in-      increases distance weekly. Proper        and also doing stretching exercises.                race begins, he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                           stallment of a three-part series.        stretching daily will help prevent       Runners should also remember to                         “The main part is to exceed 30
Test Schedule                         CRMC Classes (253-6439)              reservations.                       dren Celebration                                                                                                     injuries during training and the         dress appropriately for the weather                 kilometers. It’s going to be tough …
Tuesdays/Fridays - CLEP,              n Quarterly       Military                                               March 27, 12 to 4 p.m. at the        Crime Stoppers                                                                  marathon.                                and bring sunscreen. He also sug-                   body feels like it can’t move, but you
DSST                                  Preretirement Seminar: Mon-          MCX (253-5641)                      MAC Dome. Music, rides,              If you have any information               CPL. ROBERT W. WYNKOOP                    “You should practice running long gests runners apply petroleum jelly to                 have to ‘motivate’ yourself,” he
Monday     - EDPT, DLAB               day through March 26, 8 a.m.         n Home & Electronics Sale:          games, free food for the first 300   pertaining to a crime please call                                               distance at a very slow pace. Begin at   their toes and chest to prevent                     exclaimed laughing at his use of the
                                                                                                                                                                                               Combat Correspondent
Wednesday - DLPT                      to 4:30 p.m.                         Now through Sunday. Receive         people, and the 3rd annual Ma-       “Crime Stoppers” at 253-3333.                                                   five kilometers going really slow one    bleeding and blisters.                              common Marine Corps term.
Thursday -AFCT                                                             discounts on Whirlpool appli-       rine Corps Family Team Build-        Crime Stoppers is an answering           Legs meld into gelatin. Pains          week. Then try for 10 kilometers the         Once the race begins, Turbo said                    For those who aren’t ready to take
April 7    - ACT                      IT&T (253-4377)                      ances, JVC and Sony electron-       ing Art Contest “Drawing on          service designed for anony-         ravage bodies as each runner takes a        next week. Once you step up to 20        completing the race should be the                   on the challenge of a marathon, being
April 8    - SAT                      n Space World: April 10. The         ics, grills and more.               the Strengths of the Military        mous callers to give information    stride. Hours pass, yet more roads lay      kilometers, you should be able to        priority for all runners. The hardest               a race spectator is not only fun, but
   For more information, call         park features 29 attractions for                                         Family” Awards Ceremony.             that would assist the Provost       still ahead.                                finish a marathon,” Turbo ex-                                                                      helpful to those actually
253-3855.                             adults and small children.           Single Marine Program (253-                                              Marshal’s Office in solving and          This endurance test seems              plained.                                                                                           competing.
                                                                           4656)                               Grocery Shopping Tour                preventing crime.                   excessive to many, but for the avid             One week before race day,                                                                          “I like it when I hear people
                                      Club Iwakuni (253-3119)              n Pool & Dominos Tourna-            Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. Call 253-
           CHRO                       n Chef’s Seafood Classics :          ment, Saturday, 6 p.m. Free         6165 for more information.           Thrift Store
                                                                                                                                                                                        participants of marathons, it’s a feeling
                                                                                                                                                                                        not only endured but embraced.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Turbo suggests loading up on                                                                       cheering. It’s like their cheers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    carbohydrate-rich foods like rice                                                                  push my back and help me keep
CHRO Training                         Every Friday, 5-9 p.m. in all din-   sign-up for these single tour-                                           The Thrift Store is open Mon-            Twenty-six point two miles is the      and pasta and begin drinking water                                                                 going. In Japan, some races go
n Preventing Workplace                ing rooms. A children menu is        naments. Prizes for first, second   PCS With Success Workshop            days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,        distance a runner can expect to travel      to ensure proper hydration.                                                                        from the city, where people are
Conflict and Adverse Actions:         also available.                      and third place winners.            March 26, 1-4 p.m. Call 253-3311     Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m. and        in a marathon in the United States. In          Turbo said that a runner should                                                                all around and cheering, to parts
Monday through Wednesday,             n Le Vieux Carre Festival:           n Pool & Dominos Tourna-            for details.                         the last Saturday of each month     Japan, marathon participants get to set     not train 24 hours before the                                                                      that no one is around. The
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                   Saturday. Adults enjoy Bour-         ment: March 20, 6 p.m. Free                                              from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Build-    their sights on another number. The         marathon.                                                                                          spectators give you something
n Alternative Dispute Reso-           bon Street in the ballroom, a        sign-up for these single tour-      Clogging Dance Classes               ing 1117, located next to the       race isn’t any longer or shorter but            “Going to your job is easy,” he                                                                to look forward to.”
lution: Thursday to March 26,         Courtyard Restaurant on the          naments.                            Classes are now every Monday,        Chapel. Volunteers and dona-        courtesy of the country’s use of the        said. “You don’t need to take off                                                                      Turbo said that finishing a
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more in-      veranda, Pat O’Brien’s in the                                            7:15-8:15 p.m. in IronWorks Gym      tions are always welcome. Call      metric system, runners must travel 42       from work, but you should not                                                                      marathon is difficult to describe,
formation and nomination, call        Eagle’s Nest bar, Blues & Jazz       Teen Center (253-6454)              Aerobics Room, and cost only         253-4721 for more information.      kilometers to finish the race.              train.”                                                              Official Torii Teller Photo   but as he puts it, “just do it, like
253-6828 or send e-mail to            Club in the Eagle’s Nest party       n Passport to Manhood: Sun-         $5. This American folk dance                                                  One Iwakuni resident and Iron-             On the day of the race, Turbo      Toru Higashui, a 2003 Kintai Bridge Mara- Nike!”
shiomuram.jp.@iwakuni.usmc.           room, and a dance party at the       day, 3-5 p.m.                       similar to tap dancing helps in-     Iwakuni Toastmasters                Works Gym recreation specialist has         said he usually tries to relax as      thon runner runs through the finish line.
mil. Classes will be held at Build-   Landing Zone bar. Simulta-           n Putt-putt Golf in                 dividuals to improve coordina-       Toastmasters (TM) Interna-          spent more than 10 years assisting
ing one, Room 102, CHRO train-        neous Le Vieux Carre parties for     Hachigamine Park: March 28,         tion and grace, develop flexibil-    tional provides an excellent op-    Station residents with races of all
ing room.                             children will be held at Teen and    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign-up before     ity, lower blood pressure, in-       portunity to learn and practice     types.
                                      Youth Centers. The Child De-         Wednesday. Games cost 500           crease endurance, strength and       proper public speaking and in-           Tadamasa Uemura has made
                                                                           yen each. Bring a bagged lunch      lung capacity, relieve stress and    valuable leadership skills. The     running a part of his life since he was
                                                                           and yen.                            lose weight. Call 253-3696 for       TM experience also looks very       a child. That could be why he’s known
                                                                           n Preteen Torch Club Meet-          details.                             good on your resume. The class
      CHAPEL SERVICES                                                      ing: April 1, 3-4 p.m. Youths age
                                                                           10 to 12-years-old plan activi-           COMMUNITY
                                                                                                                                                    meets every 2nd Thursday
                                                                                                                                                    evening and 4th Friday at lunch.
                                                                                                                                                                                        around the Station simply as, ‘Turbo.’
                                                                                                                                                                                             At 42 years young, Turbo has
                                                                                                                                                                                        decades of marathon and overall
      Roman Catholic                                                       ties for fifth and sixth graders                                         Japanese with intermediate or       running experience. He said finding
                                                                           at the Teen Center. Call 253-6454   University Of Maryland               better English skills are wel-      out about races is not as difficult as it
      Saturday           4:30 p.m.    Confession
                         5:30 p.m.    Mass                                 for details.                        Term IV registration is through      come. Call Nancy Regan at 253-      used to be. With the Internet, up-to-
      Sunday             9:30 a.m.    Mass                                                                     March 26. Term dates are March       4557 or Sallie Donahue at 253-      date information about local and larger
                         10:45 a.m.   CCD                                  Craft Fair & Flea Market            29 through May 22. Course of-        5328 for more information.          marathons can be found with a quick
                                                                                                                                                                                        search.
      Protestant                                                                                                                                                                             Most marathons are inexpensive
      Saturday           9:30 a.m. Seventh Day Adventist                                                                                                                                he said, with the most expensive
                                     (second and fourth)                                                                                                                                competition requiring 6,000 yen to
      Sunday             8 a.m.     Traditional                                                                                                                                         participate. The Kintai Marathon held
                         9:30 a.m. Sunday School                                                                                                                                        aboard the Station April 25, costs $15.
                         11 a.m.    Contemporary                                                                                                                                             Once a runner has decided to run a                                                                                                                       Official Torii Teller Photo
                         12:30 p.m. Jesus Christ Apostolic
                                                                                                                                                                                        marathon, Turbo recommends                  Runners zoom around the Station during the 2003 Kintai Bridge Marathon.
                                    Service
      Thursday           6:30 p.m. Jesus Christ Apostolic
                                    Bible Study

      Church of Christ
      Sunday             9:30 a.m. Bible Study
                         10:30 a.m. Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IWAKUNI SPORTS SCENE
      Wednesday          7 p.m.     Bible Study                                                                                                                                             PUBLIC POOL HOURS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED                                  discus throw, standing long jump, races and more. Call 253-3239 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                IronWorks Gym Indoor Pool will temporarily close today, 1-4 p.m. details.
                                                                                                                                                                                            for the Madness Unit PT Challenge. Public hours resume at 4 p.m. and
      Latter Day Saints                                                                                                                                                                     end at 9 p.m. Call 253-4966 for details.                                 VARSITY SOFTBALL TRYOUTS
      Sunday             1 p.m.       Priesthood/RS Meeting                                                                                                                                                                                                             Saturday, 10 a.m. at the parade deck in front of Building one. For
                         2 p.m.       Sunday School
                         3 p.m.       Sacrament
                                                                                                                                                                                            IRONWORKS GYM POWER OUTAGE                                               more information, call 253-5777.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Weight Lifting Room and Sport
      Muslim                                                                                                                                                                                Courts only will be available. Hot water will not be available. For more F AMILY APPRECIATION DAY
      Friday             Noon         Prayer                                                                                                                                                information, call 253-6035.                                                 Saturday, 1-5 p.m. All games are half price at the Bowling Center.
                                                                                                                                                       Lance Cpl. Ruben D. Calderon                                                                                  Call 253-4657 for more information.
      Jewish                                                                  Ugly Angels Go Hard With Training                                                                             MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD TRACK & F IELD
      Friday             6 p.m.       Shabbat                                    Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 finds time from their deployment in                                       April 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northside track, across the street L IFEGUARD TRAINING
                                                                              Clark Air Base, Republic of Philippines, to have a squadron run. Led by Lt. Col                               from the Kids’ Fest. Sign-up before April 3 at the Youth Sports Office        April 5-16, 5-9 p.m. at IronWorks Gym Indoor Pool. Station resi-
         For information regarding divine services, religious
      education or any other Command Religious Program/                       Raymond L’Heureux, HMH-362 commanding officer, the Ugly Angels ran for                                        in IronWorks Gym. Food and drinks will be provided. Children age 5 to dents who are at least 15 years old receive basic training to become a
      Chapel activity, call the Station Chapel at 253-5218.                   over two miles throughout the Philippine air base. The squadron took part in                                  15-years-old compete for prizes in several events, including javelin and lifeguard. The course costs $40.
                                                                              Exercise Balikatan 2004.
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Seabees sting Fil-Am
        S TORY AND PHOTOS BY
          PF . L YDIA DAVEY
            C
       Combat Correspondent

    A white sphere, launched by
calloused hands, rocketed back and
forth over the net in the muted light of
the Ironworks Gym Monday night, as
two teams clashed in an effort to win
the evening’s intramural volleyball
action.
    Fil-Am was attempting to do what       Richard Robinson, Seabees’ player and coach, sets          Seabees’ players pay close attention as the Fil-
no other team has been able to do all      up the ball.                                               Am team challenges them with an intense volley.
season; beat the Seabees.
    “We’re playing to win,” said           and Dela Rosa, accurate spikes
Seabees’ player Pat White.                 by Coggins and good all-
    “We beat [Fil-Am] the first time;      around plays by Robinson,
and I’m just hoping they haven’t           Moore and Adam Kushner,
picked up any new hotshot players          gave the Seabees the edge.
since then,” added Seabees’ coach          Near the beginning of the game,
Richard Robinson.                          they gained a lead, and kept it
    Abraham Lagarde, Fil-Am team           throughout, winning 25-15.
member, stated, “We’re working really          According to Robinson, the
hard to win. We practice on the            Seabees, who have survived
weekends, sometimes twice a week.”         the season undefeated, “play
    The teams battled it out in a best     for the fun of it.”
of three series. During game one,              The team does not practice
both teams exerted tremendous effort.      outside of the games they play.
    Fil-Am’s Manny Garcia’s talents            “We’ve been fortunate so
were showcased as he drove balls           far to stay undefeated, but we
over the net and prevented the             haven’t played the Marauders
Seabees from scoring several points.       or CSSD yet!” said Robinson.
“He’s a good spiker and a good                 “We haven’t blown anyone
blocker- -probably one of our best         out during this season and it
players,” said Lagarde.                    doesn’t really matter except for
    The Seabees were not to be             placement in the playoffs.
outdone, however. Four of their            That’s when everyone will have
finest players, Chris Coggins, Pat         their “A” games going,” he
White, Steven Dela Rosa and David          added.
Moore, were on the court. Robinson             Robinson, a self-proclaimed
called these players, “The strength of     “coach only by title,” organized
this team.”                                the team. After getting the word
    At the end of the first game, the      out that he wanted to put
scoreboard read 25-18, in the Seabees’     together a Facilities Seabees”
favor.                                     Volleyball team, 12 men re-
    The second game brought                sponded. According to
continued intense competition.             Robinson, the team members
    “I’m pretty sure we’ll win some        “gelled,” very quickly, and
more games,” said Fil-Am’s Lagarde.        began working together to form
    However, a combination of              “a pretty good team.”              Chris Coggins (red) and Manny Garcia (white) jump at the chance for some
powerful serves and spikes by White                                           action.




Fil-Am puts up stiff resistance as the Seabees try to smack the ball back from where it came.

								
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