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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. PAGE2 TORII TELLER , MARCH 19, 2004 O PINION NEWS TORII TELLER , MARCH 19, 2004 PAGE3 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 email@example.com. 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- firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. PAGE4 TORII TELLER , MARCH 19, 2004 FEATURE FEATURE TORII TELLER , MARCH 19, 2004 PAGE5 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,” PAGE6 TORII TELLER , MARCH 19, 2004 FEATURE 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. PAGE8 TORII TELLER , MARCH 19, 2004 FEATURE C LASSIFIED TORII TELLER , MARCH 19, 2004 PAGE9 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. PAGE10 TORII TELLER , MARCH 19, 2004 C OMMUNITY BRIEFS S PORTS TORII TELLER , MARCH 19, 2004 PAGE11 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. PAGE12 TORII TELLER , MARCH 19, 2004 S PORTS 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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