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    February 2010
                	 	        Friday, March 5
                                            Cocktails 6 p.m.
                                     Ball 7 p.m. - Midnight
                                    Club Iwakuni Ballroom
                                         E5 Below $35
                               E6 Above & Civilians $45
                     Service Dress Blues & Appropriate Civilian Attire
                  Tickets on sale February 12 at the SNCO Cash Cage
                           (253-5416 www.mccsiwakuni.com/club
February 2010

                              see   I ron W orks G ym         on page 7

 MCCS Director                                               Features                                                  12 Intercultural Relationships
 John E. Iwaniec                                             8       The History of Salsa Dance                               It takes a strong love to
 MCCS Deputy Director                                                Latin dances are known for                               overcome cultural differences
 Robert E. Johnston
                                                                     their passionate moves.                                  when you’re in a relationship
 Support Division Director                                           Learn more about this fusion                             with someone from a different
 Edward J. Karabinus
                                                                     of african and european                                  country. Love, laughter and a
 Marketing Officer
                                                                     expression of love.                                      lot of understanding, that is.
 Sean McHenry
 Preview Editor/Public Affairs Specialist
 K.C. Rich
 Richkc@usmc-mccs.org                                        monthly topiCs
 Advertising Coordinators                                    17 Equal Opportunity                                      19 Fitness
 Yvonne Hall                                                         MCas Iwakuni Celebrates                                  Love Your Heart
 Jerilynn Campos
                                                                     african american History Month
 Graphic Artists
 Susumu Fukushima
                                                                                                                       21 Healthy nutrition
 Jenna West                                                          They were Healers                                        Feeding your Children Right is
 Steve Bennett                                                       Dr. Patricia Bath became the                             not so simple!
 Public Relations Assistant                                          first African American woman
 Myka Oconer
 Emily Bart
                                                                     doctor to receive a patent for                    23 Red Cross
 Terace Royster                                                      a medical invention. Patricia                            First aid For Fido
 Career Practicum Student                                            Bath’s transformed eye surgery,
 Mickael Cometa                                                      using a laser device making the                   25 Personal Finance
 A/V Specialist                                                      procedure more accurate.                                 Military saves Week
 Jon Hipolito
 Video Technician
 Jacob Hatter                                                Calendars                                                 Community BrieF s
 Digital Media/Web Design                                    18      Concerts                                          10     Around Japan
 Marc Palestina
                                                             26      Group Fitness                                     27     IronWorks Gym
 Commercial Enterprises
 Atsuko Maeda                                                28      Single Marine Program                             29     Things To Do
 Kanji Niue
                                                             39      Club Iwakuni                                      31     Community Support
For information on advertising your business or                                                                        35     Kids & Teens
sponsoring MCCS events and programs, please
call:  0827-79-4169 or DSN 253-4169                                                                                   37     Odds & Ends
Japanese speakers available.
月刊誌「プレヴュー」に出し広く宣伝しましょ                         う。
詳細はマーケティングまでお電話ください。                           広
告、   スポンサーシップのお問い合わせ スポン
サーシップ MCCSのイベントや催しでスポ
ンサーとして 貴社を宣伝してください。 :                     ℡(直)
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(0827)79-4169 (内)    253-4169 日本語で話せ                                                                                   start off your romance on the right
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                                                                                                                       with a few intercultural bits of
 MCCS PREVIEW is a monthly advertising magazine                                                                        advice. a gram of prevention is
 published by Marine Corps Community Services’                                                                         worth a kilo of cure!
 Marketing Branch to inform the community of
 events and programs offered by MCCS. The
 appearance of advertising and sponsors’ logos
 in this publication does not constitute federal
 government or Marine Corps endorsement.
 Contact MCCS Marketing at 253-5284, PSC 561
 Box 1867, FPO AP 96310 or iwa.MRKTG@usmc-                        す            Look for this hanko on events that our Japanese counterparts are

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       March              April                    May                  June                July               August                        www.mccsiwakuni.com/calendar

                Here’s what’s been happening around MCAS Iwakuni ...

                MCFTB Crossword Puzzle Contest              Heat the Streets
                November                                    December 6, ironWorks gym
                Congratulations to CW0 Roger escobar       There were 19 Japanese and 0 soFa
                for correctly completing the MCFTB          participation. even though the event was
                crossword puzzle in the november issue      conducted with many clouds and it was
                of the preview Magazine. Roger got to       cold, everyone had a chance to make
                choose from 10 free haircuts from the       new friends through this event.
                Barber shop or a $75 MCX gift Card.
                                                            Men’s 9 & Under              hh-mm-ss     Women’s 9 & Under       hh-mm-ss
                                                            1st   nagashita Takahisa      00--     1st   Kim spinoza        59-1
                                                            nd Fujimura Takashi          00--     nd Koga Yorie           1-01-
                                                            rd   Ishizu Hideki           00--58     rd   Deborah Wright     1-06-0

                                                            Men’s 0 - 9                 hh-mm-ss     Women’s 0-9            hh-mm-ss
                                                            1st   Kato Kazunori           00-5-55     1st   sakane Miho        1-8
                                                            nd nakamura Junichi          00-6-0     nd Maruhira Hiromi      6-05
                                                            rd   Takahashi Ryohei        00-6-9     rd   Vickie Feyedelem   6-06

                                                            Men’s 0 - 9                 hh-mm-ss     Women’s 0 - 9          hh-mm-ss
                                                            1st   Hituhara Hirokazu       00-7-     1st   Kubuki Yukari      5-17
                                                            nd Hhibata akira             00-8-8     nd Doi Kumi             55-08
                Super Bowl Bash                             rd   Hakoshima shinji        00-9-11     rd   Takayama seiko     59-1
                December , Club Iwakuni
                Congratulations to the lucky local          Men’s 50 - 59                 hh-mm-ss     Women’s 50 - 59          hh-mm-ss
                winners of the Super Bowl Bash. The first   1st   nakamoto Yukihiro       00-7-58     1st   nakamoto Mikako    5-09
                place drawing went to Duane Vorhees.        nd Katada Kotaro             00-9-6     nd Kanzaki Yasuko       56-5
                Trey Morrison got nd and steven ernst.     rd   omoto shigeru           00--
                Winners got lots of goodies!                                                           Women’s 60 & Up          hh-mm-ss
                                                            Men’s 60 & Up                 hh-mm-ss     1st   Takada nobuko      55-9
                Ham Hunt                                    1st   Muranaka shiniichi      00-9-9
                December 5, Torii pines golf Course         nd Yamauchi Kazuki           00--0
                Twenty-two of Iwakuni’s finest golfers      rd   okada Toshio            00-5-16
                won ham and gift certificates on a
                pleasant day on the links. The golfers
                had a great day where the greens were
                very fast and the course playing very
                gross 1st Mr. Woods
                        nd Mr. pippin
                        rd Mr. nakanishi
                net     1st Mr. Fujinaga
                        nd Mr. ogoshi
                        rd Mr. gilmore
                Closest to the pin
                Mr. Rupple, Mr. Johnston & Mr. nakagawa
February 2010

                                                                                                         From the
                                                                                             “Thumbs up for another successful
                                                                                             Volleyball Tournament! Thank you to Mr.
                                                                                             andrew porche for his excellent support
                                                                                             and setting up the tournament.”
                                                                                             ~Via the ICE System

                                                                                             “Wow!!! The special Thai dinner last
                                                                                             night was amazing. The chef and the
                                                                                             wait staff did such a wonderful job.
                                                                                             Thank you all for bringing such a great
                                                                                             evening to Iwakuni. It would be great to
                                                                                             have Thai specials added to the menu. I
                                                                                             hope to see more special dining events
                                                                                             like this in the near future!!”
                                                                                             ~Via the ICE System

                                                                                             “Taeko and akie do a great job of
                                                                                             making sure that parents are aware of
                                                                                             activities, keeping them informed, and
                                                                                             following up with pictures. We appreciate
                                                                                             their consistent, top notch customer
                                                                                             service, and look forward to every
Jingle Bell Jog                                                                              cultural trip with them!”
December 1, IronWorks gym                                                                   ~Via the ICE System
MCAS Iwakuni was filled with the sound of jingling feet. The 2009 Jingle Bell Jog
kicked off with a 1.5K fun run/walk before the record breaking 176 participants             “a friend of mine and I went to Italian
returned to the IronWorks gym for food, fun, and fellowship. a full lunch buffet was         night at Club Iwakuni. and WoW! It was
provided by Club Iwakuni, while kids enjoyed crafts, bouncers and a visit from santa         really amazing. normally I don’t like to
Claus. stage activities included a live performance by Beyond, games and contests,           eat Italian food when I go out because
and raffles prizes for all ages. Prizes were also given to those individuals and units       I think for the price I can cook a way
showing their holiday spirit in costume. Thank-you to everyone who came out, making          better meal at home. But I have to say
this the largest Jingle Bell Jog yet!                                                        you will probably see me at eagle’s nest
                                                                                             on Tuesday night quite often from now
Toys for Tots Motorcycle Rally                 the season. There was a total of 5          on. For only $7.95 you get a soup, a
December 6, northside                          spectators, all cheering for their favorite   salad and you can make your own pasta.
This year the Toys for Tots Motorcycle         team. The fun doesn’t have to end             They have so many choices of pasta,
Rally was better than ever, we had             though, basketball season starts soon.        sauces and extras that you can make
over 00 bikes and 50 guest that got          go Tigers!!                                   a delicious creation. I had the linguine
involved and support those in need.                                                          with chipotle cream sauce, portabella
over 000 toys were collected and over         SMP Christmas Buffet                          mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and
6 orphanages where visited by the sMp          December 5, Marine Lounge                    artichokes. It was amazing. Then on
committee and volunteers.                      This event is held every year, this year      top of all they also give you a basket
                                               we had over 00 patrons. single and           full of bread. I just can’t recommend
Youth Sports Flag-Football Season              Unaccompanied service members were            it enough. You just have to try it for
& Closing Ceremony                             treated to sliced pit ham and roasted         yourself, I am sure you will love it.”

December 19, Iron Works gym                    turkey, corn, mashed potatoes, cranberry
Youth sports Flag-football and Cheer           sauce, candied yams dressing and gravy.
squads were dressed in their best to

receive awards at the 009 Flag football       SMP Pizza Night & Bowling
Closing Ceremony. a total of 170 athletes      January 18
and 7 cheerleaders ranging from ages          This is a new event and has been held
-15 stood proud as they received proper       only  times, each time has been a
recognition for their efforts throughout       success with over 150 participates.                                   EVALUATION
                Marine Corps Community Services at your fingertips
                Executive Office                                                             Station Library                          Softbank Cellular                          Athletics
                 Bldg #410 253-3424                Marine &                                     Bldg #411, 3F 253-3078                  Bldg #410 253-5851                     Bldg #1010 253-4605
                 Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM          Family Services                              Mon-Thu 9 AM - 9 PM                      Daily 10 AM - 6:30 PM                    Mon-Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
                                                        Bldg #411 Rm. 236 253-3070              Fri 9 AM - 8 PM                          Hol Noon - 5 PM                         Intramural Sports 253-3067

                                                                                                 Sat, Sun & Hol 9 AM - 5 PM                                                        Mon-Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
                Business                                Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM                                                     Starch & Stripes                            Youth Sports 253-3239
                                                    Career Resource                                                                     MCX Dry Cleaners/Tailor Shop               Mon-Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
                    Bldg #410 253-4057
                    Mon-Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
                                                    Management Center                        Retail &                                   Bldg #446 253-4742
                                                                                                                                        Mon-Sat 9 AM - 5:30 PM                   Crossfire Paintball Range
                Club Iwakuni                        
                                                      Rm. 201253-6439
                                                      Family Member Employment               Services                                  Northside Dry Cleaners                    Bldg #168 253-3822
                                                      Assistance Program                         Bldg #446 253-5643/5644               Bldg #1350 253-4245                      Fri 5 - 10 PM
                  Bldg #600 253-5416
                                                      Rm. 201 253-5762                                                                 Daily 8 AM - 8 PM                         Sat, Sun & Hol 11 AM - 7 PM
                 Catering 253-3382
                                                     Retired Affairs Office
                                                                                             Auto Gas Booth
                  Mon-Fri 10 AM - 5 PM                                                           253-4517                            Taxi Service (Base Only)                   Fish Tales Marina
                 Landing Zone Dining 253-6405       Rm. 201 253-6439                                                                   253-5954/090-2000-8545                    Bldg #3410 253-4617
                                                                                                 Sun-Sat 8 AM - 8 PM
                 Eagle’s Nest Lounge (All-Ranks)    Transition Assistance Program
                                                                                                                                          Fri. & Sat. 7 PM - 3:30 AM                 Closed for the Season
                  Sun-Thu 11 AM - Mid                 Rm. 201 253-5762                      Auto Skills Center
                  Fri & Sat 11 AM - 2 PM             Veterans Assistance                        Bldg #1350 253-5325                 Torii Video Rental                         Health Promotions
                 Landing Zone Lounge                 Rm. 201 253-6284                          Mon-Fri Noon - 9 PM,                     Bldg #443 253-4700                      Bldg #1010 253-6359
                  Tue-Thu 5 PM - Mid                                                             Sat 9 AM – 7 PM                          Sun-Thu 10 AM - 10 PM                    Mon-Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
                                                    Children, Youth                              Sun & Hol 10 AM to 6 PM                  Fri-Sat 10 AM - 11 PM                   Gear Issue 253-3822
                  Fri & Sat 5 PM - 2 PM
                 K-Bar
                                                    & Teen Programs                                                                                                                Mon-Fri 10 AM - 6 PM
                                                      Bldg #637253-5463                     Barber Shop                              Travel Center                                Sat & Sun 8 AM - 4 PM
                  Tue-Thu 5 PM - Mid                                                                                                    Bldg #410
                                                      Mon-Fri 8 AM - 5 PM                        MCX Bldg #446 253-4728                                                          Group Fitness 253-5051
                  Fri & Sat 5 PM - 2 PM                                                                                                 Mon-Fri 9:30 AM - 6 PM
                                                     Child Development Center                   Sun, Noon - 5:30 PM,                                                              Mon-Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
                 Indian Joe’s Lounge
                                                      Birth-Kindergarten                         Mon-Tue & Thu-Sat 10 AM - 6 PM         Sat 9:30 AM - 3 PM                        Outdoor Rec 253-3842
                  Tue-Thu 5 PM - Mid                                                                                                   Academy Travel
                                                      Bldg #637 & 636 253-5584                  Northside Bldg #1350 253-4747                                                    Mon-Fri 10 AM - 6 PM
                  Fri & Sat 5 PM - 2 PM
                                                      Mon-Fri 6:30 AM - 5:15 PM                  Sun, Noon - 5:30 PM,                   253-3764/3841
                Crossroads Food Court                Exceptional Family Member                  Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10 AM - 6 PM         JN (0827)29-0405                        IronWorks Gym
                  Bldg #410 253-4108                 Rm. 101 253-5601                                                                 Fax (0827)29-0406                           Front Desk 253-6578
                 Burger King                        School Age Center
                                                                                             Computer Repair                            Mon-Fri 9:30 AM - 6 PM                       Mon-Fri 4 AM - 11 PM
                                                                                                 Bldg. #410253-6751                    Sat 9:30 AM - 3 PM                           Sat & Sun 7 AM - 10 PM
                  Sun-Thu 7 AM - 9 PM                 Kindergarten - Age 12
                  Fri & Sat 7 AM - 10 PM              Bldg #558 253-4769                                                              Information & Referral
                                                                                             Drop off at Services Plus                                                           MAC Dome
                 Crossroads Cafe/Baskin Robbins      Mon-Fri 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM              Crossroads Book Store                      Mon-Fri 9:30 AM - 5 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                     Bldg #1380 253-4605
                  253-4110                           Closed 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM on               Bldg #410 253-5849                    253-4197 Bldg #410
                                                      school days & closed holidays                                                    Information, Tours & Travel
                                                                                                                                                                                     Reservation information 253-4605
                  Daily 6 AM - 8:30 PM                                                           Mon-Sat 10 AM - 7 PM
                 Pizza Hut & KFC                     Day & Summer Camps                         Sun & Hol 10 AM - 6 PM                 253-4377                                Single Marine Program
                  Sun-Thu 10:30 - 9 PM                6:30 AM - 5:30 PM                                                                 Mon-Fri 9:30 AM - 6 PM                     Hornet’s Nest
                                                                                             Exchange New Car Sales
                  Fri & Sat 10:30 - 10 PM            School Liaison 253-5549                                                          Sat 9:30 AM - 3 PM                         Under Renovation
                  Delivery starts at Noon            Youth & Teen Center                        Bldg #446 253-4715                                                               Bldg #1347 253-3585
                  Take-Out Orders 253-4915           Ages 10-18 (enrolled in high school)       Mon-Fri 10 AM - 6 PM                 Typhoon Motors
                                                                                                                                        Auto Service Station                       Open daily 24 hours
                  Delivery Orders 253-3943           Bldg #443 253-6454/4803                   Sat & Sun 10 AM - 5 PM               
                                                                                                                                                                                  Marine Lounge
                                                                                                                                        Bldg #1350 253-4385
                 Soba Shop To-Go                     Mon-Thu Noon - 1 PM & 2:30 - 7 PM      Head to Toe Beauty Salon                                                              Bldg #410, 2F 253-5368
                                                                                                                                        Mon-Sat 8 AM - 4:30 PM
                 Subway                              Fri Noon - 1 PM, 2:30 - 8 PM               Bldg #410 253-4708                                                               Sun-Thu 10 AM - Mid
                                                                                                                                       Car Wash (Self-Service)
                  Sun-Thu 9 AM - 9 PM                 Sat 2:30 - 8 PM, Sun Noon - 5 PM           Mon-Sat 10 AM - 7 PM                                                              Fri, Sat & Hol 10 AM - 2 AM
                                                                                                                                        Bldg #1350
                  Fri & Sat 9 AM - 10 PM             Youth Cultural Program
                                                                                                                                        Daily 24 hours
                  Delivery starts at Noon             Rm. 201 253-5900                      Launderette
                  Take-out/Delivery 253-7827
                 Taco Bell
                                                    Counseling Services                          Bldg #705 253-3260
                                                                                                 Daily 24 hours
                                                                                                                                       Vehicle Rental

                                                                                                                                        Bldg #1350 253-4245                     Support
                                                      Bldg #411 Rm. 219 253-4526                                                       Daily 8 AM - 8 PM                            Bldg #443 253-5147
                  Sun-Thu 7 AM - 9 PM
                  Fri & Sat 7 AM - 10 PM              Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4:30 PM                 Marine Corps Exchange                                                                   Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 4 PM
                                                     Family Advocacy Program                 Bldg #446 253-5641                     Vending
                Mobile Canteen                        Rm. 219 253-4526                       Mon-Sat 10 AM - 8 PM                        Bldg #443 253-4782                    Design
                                                                                                                                          Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 4 PM                     Bldg #410 253-5147
                    Route information 253-4108      New Parent Support Program              Sun & Hol 10 AM - 6 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                     Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4:30 PM
                                                      Rm. 219 253-6553                       Military Clothing Sales
                Sakura Theater                                                                                                        Veterinarian Clinic
                    Bldg #630 253-3499
                                                     Prevention & Education                  Fuji Optical 253-4758
                                                                                                                                          Bldg #1009 253-3588                   Finance
                                                      253-4526                               Oscar’s Gift Shop                                                                  Bldg #410 253-3336
                    Opens 30 min. before movie                                                                                            Mon, Tue & Fri 9 AM - Noon, 1 – 5 PM
                                                     Outreach 253-6962                      Torii Tunes                                                                        Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
                                                     Substance Abuse                         MCX Furniture Annex                    Wood Hobby Shop
                Strike Zone Bowling Center            Rm. 219 253-4526                        Across from Post Office 253-6621          Bldg #1345 253-5320                   Human Resources
                  Bldg # 1333 253-3495              Victim Advocate Program                  Mon-Sat 10 AM - 7 PM                       Mon-Fri 5:30 PM - 9 PM                   Bldg #410 253-3030/5008
                  Sun-Thu 11 AM - 10 PM               Rm. 219 253-4526                        Sun & Hol 10 AM - 6 PM                     Sat 9 AM - 6 PM                          Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
                  Fri-Sat 11 AM - Mid                Women, Infant & Children                MCX Warehouse                              Sun & Hol Noon - 5 PM                   Employee Development

                 A&W /Pizza Hut 253-7492            Rm. 219 253-4928                       Bldg #380 253-5255                                                                  Bldg #410 253-4841
                  Sun-Thu 10:30 AM - 9 PM                                                     Mon-Sat 8 AM - 9 PM                                                                  Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
                  Fri-Sat 10:30 AM - Mid
                                                    Lifelong Learning
                                                        Bldg #411 Rm. 127 253-3855
                                                                                              Sun & Hol 10 AM - 6 PM                  Semper Fit                                 Internal Control
                 Pro Shop
                                                        Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM            Marine Mart                               Bldg #1010 253-5880                       253-4933
                  Bldg #1333 253-3495                                                                                                 Mon-Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
                                                                                               Northside                                                                          Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4:30 PM
                  Daily 11 AM - 9 PM                Marine Corps                             

                 The Eleventh Frame                Family Team Building                      Bldg #1350 253-4121                    Aquatics                                   Maintenance
                  Sun-Thu 3 PM - 11 PM                                                        Sun-Thu 6:30 AM - 11 PM                  Bldg #1010 253-4966
                                                      Bldg #1104 253-3754/3542                                                                                                      253-3156
                  Fri-Sat 2 PM - 1 AM                                                         Fri & Sat 6:30 AM - Mid                   Mon-Fri 8 AM - 5 PM                          Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4:30 PM
                                                      Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
                                                                                              MCX                                     Club Iwakuni Outdoor Pool
                                                     PREP, CREDO and LifeSkills
                Soba Shop                            Family Readiness Program,
                                                                                              Bldg #446 253-4792                       Bldg #600 253-6281                      Marketing Office
                    Bldg #154 253-4734                                                       Sun-Thu 6:30 AM - 11 PM                   Closed for the Season                      Bldg #410 253-5284
                                                      Readiness & Deployment
                    Daily 9 AM - 10 PM                                                        Fri & Sat 6:30 AM - Mid                  IronWorks Indoor Pool                      Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4:30 PM
                                                      Support and L.I.N.K.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Preview Magazine 253-5284
                Special Events                      Operational Readiness                    NTT Wireless Internet                      Bldg. #1010 253-5520
                                                                                                                                                                                  Iwakuni Narrowcast Network, MCTV
                    Bldg #630 253-3727                                                          Bldg #446 253-3270                    Mon-Fri 5 AM - 9 PM
                                                    & Community Support                                                                 Closed Tue & Thur 1 - 3 PM                 and www.mccsiwakuni.com
                                                                                                 Mon-Sat 10 AM - 6 PM
                TLF/Monzen Lodge                     Cultural Adaptation Program                                                       For maintenance                            253-6229
                    Bldg #444/1188 253-3221          Rm. 101 253-6165                      Photo Shop                                 Sat 9 AM - 9 PM                            Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4:30 PM
                    Daily 24 hours                   Information & Referral                                                            Sun & Hol 11 AM - 9 PM                    Commercial Enterprises
                                                                                                 Bldg #410 253-4703
                                                      Rm. 101 253-4197                          Tue-Sun 11 AM – 6 PM                  WaterWorks Pool                            253-4169/0827-79-4169
                Torii Pines Golf Course              Relocation Assistance                                                             Bldg #M3-25 253-5211
                  Torii Pines Golf Pro Shop           Rm. 101 253-6161/3311                 Services Plus                                                                       MCCS Motor Pool
                                                                                                                                        Closed for the Season

                  Bldg #600253-3402/3187                                                        Keys, Watch & Jewelry Repair,                                                       253-6572
                                                     Personal Financial
February 2010

                                                                                                                                       Shark Bait Dive Center
                  Daily; seasonal hours                                                          Photocopying, Fed Ex, Pack & Wrap,                                                  Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4:30 PM
                                                      Management Program                                                                Bldg #1010 253-4966
                 Driving Range
                                                      Rm. 201 253-6250                          Awards & Engraving, FAX, Dog Tags      Mon-Fri 9 AM - 5 PM                      MIS/IT
                  Nightly, seasonal hours                                                        and Trophies Bldg #410 253-4723                                                    Bldg # 410 253-4472
                                                                                                 Mon-Sat 10 AM - 6 PM                                                                Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                 Changes & Corrections 253-5284
20 + 10, 7, 5

                Commander’s Cup Challenge 2010
                “The Longest Yard”

                          Torii Pines Golf Course
                          02.10.10 / 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

                          Points & Party Funds Awarded

                                  see   I ron W orks G ym   on page 7

                                                                 Today television shows
                                                                   like ‘Dancing with the
                                                                  Star’s and ‘So, You Think
                                                               You Can Dance’ have brought
                                                                        the passionate genre of
                                                                 Salsa dance to the forefront
                                                                     of the public’s attention.
                                                                     The history of Salsa is a
                                                                history which has spanned
                                                               centuries, crossed cultural
                                                              boundaries, and has done
                                                                 more than just started
                                                              hearts a-fluttering when
                                                              a couple with fire took
                                                                          to the floor.

                       Must be 18 years and up
February 2010

                see   T hInGs     To    Do       on page 9

                   The History of Salsa Dance                     By Mauricio Guevarra, Latin Dance instructor

Salsa is a combination of African and European roots with Caribbean and American
 influences, each incorporating the social and political views of their societies.

       African contributions from the 1800s can be          Inspired by Puente’s music and funded by his checkbook,
        seen in modern day Salsa. Movement from             Torres trained sixty of the best nightclub dancers
          multiple centers of the dancer’s body is          for a televised performance at the famous Apollo
           common in many traditional African dances.       Theater in 1987. This was the big turning point for
           This complements the polyrhythm of Salsa         Salsa’s popularity; after that show, Salsa had reached
           music that is characterized by multiple          mainstream appeal. As the 80’s faded into the 21st
           rhythms playing simultaneously.                  century many different performances and styles began to
                                                            emerge, depending on the location where the dance was
           The European influence came from the             performed.
          French country dance, Contradanza, which
         reached the islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico in     Salsa dance in Los Angeles style or “On 1” is highly
       the 1800s, shortly after the Haitian Revolution.     influenced by both the Mambo and Swing style of
      Contradanza was a choreographed group dance           dancing and emphasizes sensuousness, theatricality,
     that evolved into a couple-dance on the islands and    aerobics, and most importantly, musicality. The two
    laid the foundation for many other Afro-Cuban and       essential elements of this dance are the forward/backward
    Afro-Puerto Rican dances. These include the Son         basic and the cross-body lead.
   and Cha-Cha-Cha from Cuba, and the Bomba from
   Puerto Rico.                                             New York style (“On 2”) emphasizes efficiency of
                                                            movement, elegance, and body isolations. By focusing on
  Despite many social and cultural obstacles, Salsa         control, timing, and precision of technique, dancers aim
  music began taking on its modern day persona in the       for smooth execution of tightly-woven, complex patterns.
  fifties. Salsa, or Mambo as it is still referred to in    On 2 timing emphasizes the Conga drums Tumbao
  New York, was brought back to life as a jazzed-up         pattern, and can be further broken down into the Eddie
  version of Son with the heavy influence of North          Torres “On 2” and the Razz m’ Tazz “On 2”.
   American jazz and the swing band era. The center
    of this reincarnation was the Palladium Ballroom at     There is also the Cuban style of Salsa that is mostly tied
     Broadway and 53rd Street in Manhattan.                 to the original moves of the Rumba and Tumbao, called
                                                            “On 3”. The Venezolana/Dominicana style is similar to
       The Palladium billed itself as the “Home of          the “On 2” pattern, and the Colombian style is danced in
        the Mambo” after changing to an all Mambo           South and Central America.
          format in 1952, and created a unique genre
           combining Swing, Jazz, Son, Rumba and            Salsa is also rapidly becoming a popular dance
            other ballroom styles. When the Palladium       throughout Asian nations, taking on local influences. The
             closed in 1966, Salsa went into a decline as   three “On” styles are taught throughout Japan; however,
             it was outshined by a growing popularity       the dance has taken on a local feel, remaining true to its
             of other dances like the Cha-Cha-Cha.          roots as a dance developed from different nations.

           It would take the musical style of timbales      Get a taste of the local beat at the weekly Latin Dance
           master Tito Puente and the dancing talent        parties in the club, or sign up for classes at the IronWorks

          of Eddie Torres to bring Salsa back into the      Gym. Iwakuni and Hiroshima have many places to try
          spotlight nearly two decades later.               out your spicy new steps!

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                ReTail & SeRviCeS                                Geihoku Ski Trip                               Fertility Festival Overnight
                Sapporo Snow Festival Trip                       February 1                                    March 1 - 15
                February  - 5                                   geihoku ski Resort has many green and          This trip is for Adults (18 & up) ONLY
                sapporo snow Festival is         OUT             blue runs, so everyone from beginners to       Find out how some Japanese celebrate
                one of Japan’s largest winter                    experts will have fun. adults $0, ages 6      fertility. This famous festival is held at
                events that attracts a growing visitors from     - 11 $15, 5 & under $10. prices are for bus    Tagata town in aichi prefecture every
                Japan and abroad.                                transportation only. Check out snow gear       year. also enjoy nagoya City where you
                Costco Shopping Trip                             from MCCs gear Issue 5-8.                 will spend a night. adults 18 & up $8.
                February 6                                       Nagasaki lantern Festival                      Shuhodo Cave & Safari land
                You can shop at Costco even if you are not       February 7 - 8                 SOlD          March 0
                a member. IT&T trip will provide a one-          Discover the nagasaki peace       OUT          Visit one of the most spectacular caverns
                Day pass for you to explore and shop there       park then enjoy some free                      in the world. shuhodo Cave exploration is
                (5% surcharge is added to non-members).          time. enjoy the annual festival to celebrate   followed by a tour through safari Land,
                There is also a shopping mall available.         the Chinese new Year. performances from a      a wildlife preserve. You will have time to
                adults $, ages 6 - 11 $6, 5 & under $1.      Chinese dragon dance, lion dance, acrobat      enjoy the petting zoo, too. Bring your own
                prices include bus transportation only.          show and many more will be performing at       lunch. adults $69, ages 1 - 15 $66,  - 11
                Nagano ‘Happo’ Ski Overnight                     the festival site.                             $1,  & under $ (bus seat only). price
                February 1 - 16                                 Tokyo Fun Trip                                 includes bus seat and admission fee for the
                Happo is known as the competition venue          March  - 8                                    cave and safari Land.
                of ‘98 olympic Winter games and as a             Indulge in shopping, entertainment, and        Kochi Castle & Sunday Market
                paradise for skiers and snowboarders.            sightseeing of old and new Japan. optional     March 1
                This ski resort is good for Intermediate-        tours to Tokyo Disneyland/sea and Tokyo        Kochi castle gives you a magnificent view
                expert skiers and snowboarders. There are        sightseeing are also available. adults $15,   and has as many as 650 small stalls selling
                private and group ski/snowboard lessons,         ages 11 & under $11. price includes bus       local vegetables, fruits, flowers, antiques
                kids camp ski lessons, back country &            seat only; hotel & optional tour fees must     and plants at the sunday market. We will
                snowshoe tours, cross-country skiing and         be arranged at ITT.                            take you to the beautiful Katsurahama
                more, conducted in english by professional       Kyoto 2 Day Trip                               beach as an optional tour. adults $, ages
                foreign instructors and guides. Contact ITT      March 1 - 1                                  11 & under $5. price includes bus seat and
                staff for prices. Check out snow gear from       Wander around Kiyomizu Temple and Heian        admission fee for the castle.
                MCCs gear Issue 5-8.                        Jingu shrines. photograph World Heritage       iKea Shopping & Kobe Free Time
                Sasebo Navy Base                                 sites Kinkakuji Temple (golden pavilion)       March 7
                February 0                                      and Ryoanji Temple. adults $110, ages         Find a wide range of well-designed,
                Visit another base in Japan! shop at the         - 11 $78,  & under $6 (bus seat only).       functional home furnishing products at low
                navy exchange or explore the downtown            price includes bus transportation, admission   prices! after shopping at IKea, we will take
                area of sasebo. an optional 99 Islands           fees for Kiyomizu, Kinkakuji and Ryoanji       you to downtown Kobe. There is a China
                Cruise is available for a small fee. adults      temples. Hotel fee must be arranged at         town, bayside shopping mall and more.
                $5, ages 6 - 11 $8, 5 & under $18.             ITT, contact staff for prices.                 adults $0, ages 11 & under $8.

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My Dream                                        Universal Studios Japan                         Hina Doll Festival event
March 8                                        april                                         February 16, 9 a.m. -  p.m.
enjoy their amazing performance including       Sign up begins February 24                      Celebrate Japanese Doll Festival with
dances, music, ballet, Chinese traditional      exhilarating rides, mouth-watering food,        cooking Iwakuni sushi and dress in Kimono!
entertainment performances and more at          and abundant shopping await you in osaka.       sign up required and fee will apply for
the theater. all ages $1; bus seat and        In honor of the Month of the Military Child,    ingredients for sushi.
show ticket included.                           ITT is offering a transportation discount for   Cultural Trip to aeon Mall
Tokyo Fun Trip                                  Military Children when accompanied by a         February 19, 8 a.m. -  p.m.
april 10 - april 15                             parent. experience the thrills, excitement,     Cultural Potluck luncheon
Sign up begins February 10                      and magic of Hollywood in the second            March , 10 a.m. -  p.m.
enjoy sightseeing, shopping and so much         largest city in Japan. adults $59, ages        gather for a fun food exchange with Japanese
more. optional tours to Tokyo Disneyland,       -11 $6,  & under $0, and child discount      locals from the Iwakuni community! sign
Disney sea or sightseeing available. adults     price $15.                                      up required at Bldg. 11, Rm. 101, indicate
$15, ages 11 & under $11. price includes      Misc. Services                                  what dish you will bring.
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fee must be arranged at ITT.                     call 5-77 for reservations.               More weekend off base event information
Tsuwano Horse Back archery                      Discount tickets for sinfonia Iwakuni          on-line at www.mccsiwakuni.com/i&r or
april 11                                         concerts available.                            stop by the travel center in Bldg. 410.
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Sign up begins February 11                                                                      Setsubun-sai
                                                 Japan, space World, Tokyo Disneyland/
We will take you to downtown to explore                                                         February , 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
                                                 sea and aquas.
this old castle town, then go to the festival                                                   Daisho Temple, Miyajima Island
                                                Luggage delivery service to all airports in
site and watch archers on horseback ride                                                        experience a seasonal festival to throw
                                                 Japan available.
under the cherry blossoms. enjoy this                                                           beans for good luck.
                                                We  can assist in making hotel and
Japanese traditional festival! adults $9,                                                      Orchid event
                                                 campground reservations (a $1 charge).
ages 11 & under $1                              Contact ITT staff for prices.                  February 6 - 1, 9 a.m. -  p.m.
Beijing, China 5-day                                                                            Hiroshima Botanical garden, Hiroshima
april 1 - 18                                   MaRiNe & FaMilY SeRviCeS                        Learn about orchids or simply enjoy their
Sign up begins February 16                      CUlTURal aDaPTaTiON                             beauty.
Local english speaking guides will be           253-6165/6161/3311                             Tsubaki (Camellia) Matsuri
provided and take you to see The great          The Cultural adaptation program offers          February 0 - March , 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wall, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen             guided bus tours of the air station and local   Hagi City, Yamaguchi prefecture
square and many other sites in Beijing.         venues. participants get the opportunity to     5,000 camellia trees add the bright red
ITT will provide all transportation needs,      become familiar with programs offered by        color in this area.
including the ride from MCas Iwakuni to         MCCs along with local area attractions. You     Miyajima Oyster Festival
Hiroshima airport. Call ITT for details.        must pre-register with the Information,         February 1 - 1, 10 a.m. -  p.m.
Hello Kitty Harmonyland                         Referral and Relocation Office in Bldg. 411,    Miyajima Island, Hiroshima prefecture
april 17                                        Rm. 101. The tour is open to all soFa status    It is oyster season! The variety of cooked
Sign up begins February 17                      personnel and their dependents age 5 and        oysters will fill your appetite.
Harmonyland offers attractions with state       older. Childcare provided for dependents        Jigozen Oyster Charity Bazaar
of the art technology, a full schedule of fun   under age 5 and those requiring after           February 1, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
events, and of course, a chance to meet         school care for the initial cultural tour.      Jigozen port, Hatsukaichi
with a lot of cute characters such as Hello     Cultural Trip                                   These local oysters are well known for their
Kitty! adults $69, ages  - 11 $60 and  &      Cultural Trip to Kintai Bridge                  high quality; taste the difference and enjoy
under $8 (bus seat only)                       February 5, 8 a.m. -  p.m.                     the bazaar.

                Intercultural                               By Gina-Marie Kropiewnicki, Victim Advocate

                Intercultural relationships face more than the usual challenge when
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                Exterior differences can sometimes mask similarities, and matching exteriors
                that people of the same culture and from similar backgrounds develop relationships and
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transitioning from being single to sharing a life with someone.
can mask differences. The latter is especially evident when you consider the fact
get married everyday and are no more successful at remaining together than anyone else.
  9             In the early stages of all love relationships, people are aware of and encouraged by
                similarities between them. Any differences they do see are often disregarded as surface
                details, challenges, or aspects which make the relationship more interesting.
                Only later, when trying to form a cohesive, functional family unit do they realize that many of these differences involve basic values, beliefs, or
                role definitions; which can significantly complicate matters. Differences are based on expectations, assumptions, and convictions that neither one
                had been aware of having because they were there from birth and had never been questioned. Often, couples can’t tell where culture leaves off and
                the person begins. Anger, indifference, or cruelty can be mistaken for cultural differences. Despite some exceptional challenges, many couples feel
                that intercultural relationships are opportunities to grow and change. When you are in love, you are often willing to make major changes in the way
                you relate to the world in order to make things work.

                It can usually be said that when couples are in conflict, it is because they are operating from within two different value systems that are not is
                agreement. Couples with similar values tend to have a greater chance of marital compatibility, no matter what their cultural differences are. The
                unfortunate thing about this is that people speak of the importance of values but can’t quite seem to express just what their own values are. People
                will often discover which values and beliefs are most important to them, unfortunately, when those values and beliefs have been compromised.

                Values tell us much about who we are, what we believe in, and how we will behave and evaluate behavior. Values indicate what matters, what is
                seen as right and wrong or important and unimportant. Values are taught in the home, often unconsciously, and reinforced by society. While we are
                all creatures of our cultural upbringing, not everyone adheres to the dominant values of his or her culture.

                When conflicting values outweigh similarities, both spouses have to be ready to talk about and explore the meaning and depth of these differences.
                With honest, controlled, mutually respectful communication, contrasting values can be identified. Marriage is bound to be threatened when the
                          couple’s conflicting values are deeply ingrained, completely unconscious, or when one or both of the partners won’t admit to the
                                existence of another value system. Ask each other what matters most and discover one another’s beliefs and values prior to
                                         entering into marriage.

                                                  Japanese Cultural Values and Beliefs
                                                     Japan is a highly structured and traditional society. Great importance is placed on loyalty, politeness, personal
                                                       responsibility and on everyone working together for the good of the group. Education, hard work, ambition,
                                                         patience and determination are held in the highest regard.

                                                             Group Harmony: The needs of the individual are secondary to the needs of the group or community.
                                                              Conformity: Conventional behavior and obedience to rules are valued. Independent thinking is
                                                               discouraged. As long as individuals behave within the system, they are protected and nurtured.
                                                                Self-Discipline: This is a central of child rearing. Traditional teaching approaches are based on it
                                                                and so children are given highly repetitive work to obtain mastery of new knowledge and skills.
                                                                 Japanese believe that hard work and delayed gratification will bring success.
                                                                 Family Loyalty: Individual acts reflect on the family. Good behaviors lead to family pride. Bad
                                                                  behaviors bring shame. Parents live for the sake of their children, who are expected to repay their
                                                                  parents by taking care of them in later years.

                                                                  American Cultural Values and Beliefs
                                                                Self Reliance: It is still believed that with hard work and determination anyone in the United States
                                                              can be a success.
                                                                   Freedom: a significant percentage of American economy is devoted to military expenditures to
                                                                      protect the concept of freedom. Freedom of religion, expression, to own property, a fair trial,
                                                                        etc. are seen as rights of the American People.
                                                                           Rugged Individualism: Attempts to protect an individual’s rights are valued and often
                                                                                  must be balanced against the rights of a group.
                                                                                      Competition: Children are taught at an early age to strive to be the best.
                                                                                        Competition is valued as healthy fun where the best of the best are
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                                                                                           recognized, appreciated, and may receive financial rewards for their
                                                                                             successful results.

Language and Communication
Good communication is perhaps the most essential component of a successful marriage and at the same time, probably the most difficult to achieve.
Some may fear that their partner will not understand what is being said and/or will interpret or judge it negatively from a culturally different
perspective. One obstacle is not speaking the same language as your partner. The message being sent out could possibly be distorted or only
partially understood. The message that is sent and the one that is received is subject to each person’s interpretation which depends on his or her
own personal and cultural frame of reference. Effective communication will require overcoming language and cultural gaps. Couples should talk to
one another about which traditions they want to carry out. Look at what you have in common. Discuss the expectations in areas such as mealtime,
holidays, finances, responsibilities, child rearing, and learn about one another’s culture.

Responding to Stress and Conf lict
Emotions play a large role in determining not only what we say and how we say it but what we
hear as well. If someone is angry, upset, or frightened, they may interpret what their partner says
to them in the light of their own emotional state. Each of us has ways of responding to stress
depending on our age, sex, personality, and culture or ethnic background. When dealing with our
problems, it is safe to say, we tend to go back to our roots which gives us a sense of comfort and
identity. The ways we choose may be perplexing and upsetting to our partners. Americans and
Japanese read faces differently, which can also create misunderstandings in communication. For
instance, in Japan people tend to look to the eyes for emotional cues, whereas Americans tend to
look to the mouth. The Japanese, when in the presence of others, try to suppress their emotions more
than Americans do.

Factors for Success
When two people share common goals, they will most likely find a way to work towards them
together, even though their methods of getting there might be different. It is important to have
compatible expectations about the kind of life you want.

Agree to ask each other for clarification before jumping to conclusions. Declare a time out for
linguistic misunderstanding. It is especially important to maintain clarity of thought. Know your
values and beliefs and know what you want so that you can communicate the intended message.
Be sensitive to one another’s needs. This is important in any relationship but with intercultural
relationships, it also involves being cross-culturally aware and empathic. Learn how to understand and
share each other’s values, beliefs and needs and be able to comprehend how the other interprets life.
A liking and interest for the other’s culture must be present. It is hardly possible to accept your
partner’s needs if there is a basic dislike for their culture. This is not to say that a partner has to like
everything about the other’s culture, but they should respect enough of it to be able to accept or overlook
the parts they do not agree with.
Show some flexibility. Be able to adjust. Try new and different things. Be willing to consider that there
might be a valid alternative to the way one is used to doing or seeing things. Flexible couples will be able
to tolerate the confusion that two different ways of living may bring.
Have a solid, positive self-image. People without this tend to feel threatened by
difference, by nonconformity, and are typically unable to risk trying something
which is not familiar. Both partners have to make the effort to adjust.
Have a sense of humor. Keep in mind that what makes one person
laugh might leave the other feeling indifferent, confused,
or offended. Learn to share laughter. Build a repertoire of
funny incidents to share with each other. Be able to laugh at
yourselves and acknowledge that there are going to be mistakes.

Intercultural couples have chosen a complicated route in life, one
that possibly takes more work, more time, more empathy, and more
honesty. They may also have an advantage though. If they realize this
beforehand and decide they are willing and ready to give whatever it takes
to make their relationship succeed, they may just possibly gain more than
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                                              Monthly Topic                    equAl OppORTuNITy
                                                                                        by MGySgt Raines
                                                                                                                     eO Advisor

According to the Library of Congress a Harvard-trained            In observance of African American History Month, celebrated
historian, Carter G. Woodson, like W. E. B. Du Bois before        each year during the month of February, the Equal Opportunity
him, believed that truth could not be denied and that reason      Office is proud to announce the theme for this year. The
would prevail over prejudice. His hopes to raise awareness of     Association for the Study of African American Life and
African American’s contributions to civilization was realized     History (ASALH) annually develops a national observance
when he and the organization he founded, the Association for      theme for African-American History Month. The theme for
the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), conceived and        2010 is “The History of Black Economic Empowerment.”
announced Negro History Week in 1925.
                                                                                             The need for economic development
The event was first celebrated                                                               has been a central element of black
during a week in February 1926                                                               life. After centuries of unrequited
that encompassed the birthdays                                                               toil as slaves, African Americans
of both Abraham Lincoln and                                                                  gained their freedom and found
Frederick Douglass. The response                                                             themselves in the struggle to make
was overwhelming: Black history                                                              a living. The chains were gone, but
clubs sprang up; teachers demanded                                                           racism was everywhere. Black codes
materials to instruct their pupils; and                                                      often prevented blacks from owning
progressive whites, not simply white                                                         land in towns and cities, and in the
scholars and philanthropists, stepped                                                        countryside they were often denied
forward to endorse the effort.                                                               the opportunity to purchase land.
                                                                                             Organized labor shut their doors to
By the time of Woodson’s death                                                               their brethren, and even the white
in 1950, Negro History Week had                                                              philanthropist who funded black
become a central part of African                                                             schools denied them employment
American life and substantial                                                                opportunities once educated. In the
progress had been made in bringing                                                           South, whites sought to insure that
more Americans to appreciate                                                                 blacks would only be sharecroppers
the celebration. At mid–century,                                                             and day labors, and in the North
mayors of cities nationwide issued                                                           whites sought to keep them as
proclamations noting Negro History                                                           unskilled labor.
Week. The Black Awakening of the
1960s dramatically expanded the consciousness of African          Pushing against the odds, African Americans became
Americans about the importance of black history, and the Civil    landowners, skilled workers, small businessmen and women,
Rights movement focused Americans of all color on the subject     professionals, and ministers. In the Jim Crow economy, they
of the contributions of African Americans to our history and      started insurance companies, vocational schools, teachers
culture.                                                          colleges, cosmetic firms, banks, newspapers, and hospitals. To
                                                                  fight exclusion from the economy, they started their own unions
The celebration was expanded to a month in 1976, the nation’s     and professional associations. In an age in which individuals
bicentennial. President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans            proved unable to counter industrialization alone, they preached
to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected        racial or collective uplift rather than individual self-reliance.
accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor      The late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries witnessed an
throughout our history.” That year, fifty years after the first   unprecedented degree of racial solidarity and organization.
celebration, the association held the first African American
History Month. By this time, the entire nation had come to        The Air Station is proud to share in the celebration of African-

recognize the importance of Black history in the drama of the     American History Month. For more information about
American story. Since then each American president has issued     events being held around the air station, contact the Equal
African American History Month proclamations.                     Opportunity Advisor at 253-4186.

They were Heros
Buffalo Soldiers is the name given to the all-black regiments of the U.S. Army started in 1866. More than 20 Buffalo
Soldiers received the highest Medal of Honor for their service –the highest number of any U.S. military unit.

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                The Horrors
                February     osaka          Club Quattro
                February     Tokyo          Duo Music exchange
                The Killers
                February     Tokyo          Zepp Tokyo
                Devendra Banhart
                February -5  Tokyo          Daikanyama Unit
                Passion Pit
                February     osaka          Club Quattro
                February 5    Tokyo
                Backstreet Boys
                                             Duo Music exchange
                                                                         Taxi to Hiroshima Airport & Long Distance Ride
                February 11   nagoya         nippon gaishi Hall
                February 18   Tokyo          nippon Budokan
                Scream Out Fest 2010
                acts: alesana • Bless The Fall • Broadway Crossfaith
                Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas …and more!
                February 6-7      Tokyo      Club Quattro
                February 10       osaka      Imp Hall
                February 1-1 Tokyo         studio Coast
                February 16       nagoya     Diamond Hall
                Blood Red Shoes
                February 15       Tokyo      Daikanyama Unit
                aFi                                                     Konai Taxi Service will provide fast, secure, and efficient service
                                                                        to and from any location in the city
                February 15       osaka      Club Quattro
                February 16       Tokyo      Club Quattro
                Whitney Houston
                February 11,1&1 Tokyo      saitama super arena
                February 17-18 osaka         osaka-Jo Hall
                Taylor Swift
                February 17       Tokyo      Zepp Tokyo
                February 0       Tokyo      shibuya-ax
                February        osaka      Club Quattro
                February        Tokyo      Harajuku astro Hall
                February 5       Tokyo      shibuya-ax
                February 6       osaka      Club Quattro
                March 5-6         Tokyo      akasaka Blitz
                March 9           nagoya     Club Quattro
                March 1&1       Tokyo      saitama super arena
                March 16          osaka      osaka Dome
                March 5 & 6 Tokyo          o-east
                March 8          osaka      namba Hatch
                april            nagoya     Zepp nagoya
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February 2010

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                april 15          osaka      Kobe World Kinen Hall
                april 17-18       Tokyo      Yokohama arena
                                                                        see      I ron W orks G ym                                            on page 7

                                                 Monthly Topic                                                     FITNeSS
                                                                                                           by Alma Dickinson
                                                                                                  Health promotions Director

love your Heart

Your heart is an amazing thing. It works       Some loving foods are whole grains
your entire life providing your body           and fish. Whole grains contain fiber
with the nutrients it needs through the        which helps to lower your cholesterol
vast transportation system of your blood       levels. Oatmeal, whole wheat bread, and
vessels. Whether awake or sleeping, your       popcorn are examples of whole grains. If
heart keeps pumping. That’s some love –        you’re unsure, check for the fiber content
work and work and work to give you the         on the nutrition label. Fish containing
life you want with little expectation in       omega-3 fatty acids also contribute to
return. So what’s the little expectation?      reducing your risk of heart disease.
To love your heart in return, of course.
                                               Get Active
So how do you love your heart? Give it         Being physically active can help                         Heart-Loving nutrition
chocolates on Valentine’s Day? Take it         maintain the health of your heart.                              Label Checklist
out for a romantic dinner date? Probably       Exercise not only strengthens your heart,                          Less than 30% fat
not the chocolates, but maybe the dinner       but also provides some other heart-                      Less than 10% saturated fat
as long as you make a healthy decision         loving benefits. Being an integral part of                              No trans fats
on the menu. Below are a few things you        weight management, exercise helps you                                   Low sodium
can do to show your heart you care.            keep from gaining weight. Since obesity
                                                                                                                   Low cholesterol
                                               and overweight are risk factors for heart
Eat Well                                       disease, a healthy weight is an important     Risk Factors for Heart Disease
The foods you eat can influence the            part of loving your heart. Exercise also
                                                                                                               Increasing age
health of your heart. Some foods have a        contributes to lower cholesterol levels
loving effect on your heart, while others      and blood pressure.                                   Family history of heart disease
tend to hurt it.                                                                                                       Tobacco use
                                               Now, you don’t have to be a marathon-                                High cholesterol
Foods that are high in trans fats, saturated   runner, triathlete, or Olympic weight                           High blood pressure
fats, and cholesterol tend to raise your       lifter to see the heart-loving benefits                             Physical inactivity
LDL cholesterol – that’s the “bad”             of exercise. The American Heart
                                                                                                           Obesity and overweight
cholesterol. If your blood has high levels     Association and American College of
of LDL cholesterol, it begins to stick to      Sports Medicine recommends at least 30                              Diabetes mellitus
the walls of your arteries, narrowing the      minutes of moderate physical activity at
passageway for blood to get through.           least five days a week. This could be a
                                                                                                                       Heart Facts
This narrowing of the arteries causes          brisk walk, bike ride, step aerobics class,      The heart beats approximately 2.5
the heart to work much harder to get the       yoga, or anything else that just gets you       billion times in the average lifespan.
blood where it needs to go. If an artery       moving.                                        The average adult has approximately
becomes completely blocked, a heart                                                                  5 liters of blood in their body.
attack or stroke will occur.                   More Ways to Show Your Love                   The weight of an adult female heart is
                                               Try incorporating a variety of technics       250-300 grams, while male hearts are
You should also limit your total fat           to show your heart you care:                                          300-350 grams.

consumed, as well as sodium. A heart-           Be tobacco-free
loving diet consists of less than 2,300         Drink only in moderation                               For more information:
mg of sodium daily and less than 30%            Check your blood pressure and                     American Heart Association
of total calories coming from fat. The           cholesterol levels regularly                        www.americanheart.org
sodium can be very difficult to limit in
today’s normal diet. Take a look at the        You and your heart are in it together for
canned and frozen foods you eat; these         life. Take the time to show you care and
are typically very high in sodium.             love your heart.
                Route 188   JR Iwakuni   By appointment: Monday - Sunday
                                                         10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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February 2010

                                                Monthly Topic                             HeAlTHy NuTRITION
                                                                                                   by Shana Dunn, RN
                                                                                                                      WIC Overseas

Feeding your Children Right is not so Simple!
Your toddler or preschooler wants to          What should I feed my child?
eat the same food three days in a row         Choosing the food to serve your child is
and the next day refuses to touch it! He      a very important job. Try to plan three
refuses lunch, but fifteen minutes later      meals that include choices from the
is begging for a cookie. She insists on       following food groups.
munching on crackers all afternoon, then       Grain- breads, crackers, biscuits,
picks at her dinner. What is going on           muffins, noodles, rice, cereal, etc.
here?                                           The USDA recommends that half
                                                of your servings be whole grains.
Independence                                   Vegetables- tomatoes, carrots,
Your child wants to do more and it isn’t        green beans, peas, squash, broccoli,
coming easy. Your child still wants the         cauliflower, spinach, corn, etc.
security of knowing you will always            Fruit- oranges, apples, berries, melons,                    Habits that Backfire:
be there to help. The struggle for              pears, peaches, bananas, apricots,
independence often shows up in the way          grapefruit, pineapple, grapes and             You want to teach your kids good
they eat. They may refuse to eat a certain      100% fruit juice. No more than 4                    habits, but sometimes things
food or refuse to eat at all. Don’t worry       ounces of juice in a 24 hour period.          don’t go like you planned. Keep a
because this is all normal.                    Dairy- milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage              heads up for these scenarios:
                                                cheese, pudding, ice cream, etc.               Do not put children on low fat diets.
Growth                                         Protein- beef pork, eggs, chicken,              Fat is needed for young children to
Now that your child is older, your              turkey, lamb, veal, fish, peanut butter,         grow well. Children under the age
toddler or preschooler isn’t growing as         pinto beans, kidney beans, etc.                    of two should not be on low fat
fast. Activity now plays an important                                                             diets like some adults. Your child
                                                                                                 needs the energy provided by the
role in appetite and can cause changes. It    How much is a serving?
                                                                                                fat in food or added fat like, butter,
may be common for them to eat only one        Here are some ideas to help you decide
                                                                                                                 margarine and oils.
good meal a day or even every other day.      how much of each food to offer your
How can you cope? These changes               child. Offer one forth to one half of an
can be upsetting but the key is for           adult serving size (for example, ¼ - ½ of         “Do as I say (not as I do)” You can’t
you to relax. With your support and           a sandwich) or a tablespoon of each food            expect your child to eat a variety
encouragement, your child will eat            for each year of your child’s age. Start             of food if you don’t! Set a good
                                                                                                  example by eating many different
the foods they need for growth and            with these amounts. If your child is still
                                                                                                                      kinds of foods.
development-without hassles or battles!       hungry, offer more food.

Dividing Eating Responsibilities              Your child’s stomach is small (about the          Pressuring, bribing, playing games or
With Your Child                               size of their fist) and their energy needs          forcing your child to eat does not
As a parent, it is your job to decide what    are high. Your child can’t get everything         get your child to eat more. In fact, it
food is offered, when food is offered and     needed in just three meals. They will                      usually makes them eat less.
where it will be eaten. Your child’s job      also need a snack between meals and
is to decide if he will eat or not, what he   perhaps after dinner. Choose snacks              Don’t be a short order cook for your
will eat from the food offered, and how       from food in the five food groups and             child. You can avoid complaints by
much will be eaten. Remember that it is       serve with a beverage such as milk.             making sure meals include at least one
very important to let your children do                                                           food your child likes, then let them

their jobs. This may seem difficult to        You Can Do It!                                    choose what they want to eat from
do, particularly if your child seems to       Work out meals and snack schedule                                      what is offered.
be eating poorly. However, when young         that fits your daily routine so you an
children eat poorly, the best way to help     your child can eat together as much as
                                                                                              Referenced from mypyramid.gov
improve their eating behaviors is to stick    possible. Keeping the meal and snack
                                                                                                and Feeding your 1-5 year old.
                                                                                                   Building good eating habits.
to your jobs and allow your children to       schedule regular can be one of the
do theirs. Don’t worry because there is       toughest parent jobs, but it really helps
still plenty for you to do.                   your child eat better.
                                       see   I ron W orks G ym   on page 7

                Friday February 19, 10:45 a.m.
                  (253-5654 www.mccsiwakuni.com/athletics
February 2010

                                       see   I ron W orks G ym   on page 7

                                                  Monthly Topic                                          ReD CROSS
                                                                                                          by Katherine Jones
                                                                                                  Red Cross Station Manager

First Aid For Fido
Celebrate “Responsible pet Owner” Month
February is “Responsible Pet Owner            In addition to taking a class,
Month”. Pet ownership is currently at         here are a few tips for being a
its highest level, with 63 percent of all     responsible pet owner:
U.S. households owning a pet. Pets are         Watch what your pet eats. Japanese
part of more than 69 million households.          Yew, Plum and Peony plants
According to the Base Veterinary Clerk,           are just a few of the common
MCAS Iwakuni isn’t much different.                toxic plants in the area.
In addition to human residents we host           Keep your pet’s vaccinations up to
over 400 registered pets. The Veterinary          date, complete exams annually, and
Clinic is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and             exercise them on a regular basis.
Fridays from 9 a.m. - Noon & 1 - 5 p.m.,         ALWAYS restrain your pet when
and can assist owners in maintaining              riding in a vehicle. Pets should
healthy and active pets throughout their          NEVER ride in front seat, even when
stay: However, for many of us, just               restrained. They should be placed in
“maintaining” our pets aren’t enough.             a carrier or wear an approved safety
                                                  harness in the back seat vehicle.
What is a responsible pet owner?                  Bark & Buckle advises at 30 mph
Annual check ups, vaccinations,                   an unrestrained pet weighing just 15
                                                                                                                 Love Your Pet
spaying/neutering, adequate training and          pounds can cause an impact of over
                                                                                                   This February, do more than
                                                                                                 cross your fingers and pledge
good grooming are all basic pet owner             650 pounds; easily breaking the neck
                                                                                               to be a responsible pet owner.
responsibilities, but for military families       of the person seated in front and likely         Learn more ways to care for
we have a few more responsibilities               killing the pet. In the front seat the         your pet by signing up for the
to contend with: Finding suitable                 pet will likely be thrown from the             next Dog/Cat First Aid Course.
homes when PCSing or Deploying;                   vehicle or crushed by an airbag.
providing care when resources in the             Not all dogs can swim. Lean and well           Course fee is $40 per person
local community are limited, and even             muscled animals are NOT buoyant              or $65per couple and includes
repatriating with a pet during a Non-             and tire quickly. Either way, your               all course materials and take
combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO),             pet should always wear approved                 home DVD. Participants must
just to name a few.                               flotation devices when near water.             preregister at Red Cross or by
                                                 Wipe paws after a walk on frozen                            calling 253-4525.
The American Red Cross has developed              streets or sidewalks. Frozen fur in
Dog and Cat First Aid, comprehensive              between foot pads can rub skin raw and                  upcoming Classes:
classes that include everything owners            track in chemicals from deicing fluid                      Cat First Aid/CPR
need to know to keep their pets healthy           that will make them sick if licked.
                                                                                                        February 6, 1 - 4 p.m.
and safe. The classes explain emergency          Leashes = Life. Pets NOT leashed
                                                                                                      March 13, 9 a.m. - Noon
care for dogs/cats in simple offers hands         are more likely to get hit by cars,
                                                                                                            Dog First Aid/CPR
on training using dog and cat manikins.           attacked by other dogs/cats, cause                   February 13, 1 - 4 p.m.
The take home book and DVD feature                traffic accidents, and may eat/drink                   March 13, 1 - 4 p.m.
step-by-step directions for topics from           contaminated food /water resulting
giving medication to administering CPR            in illness or worse. It is also the law                 American Red Cross
and rescue breathing.                             in Japan. All pets (dogs and cats)             Service to the Armed Forces
                                                  must be restrained in public, have             MCAS Iwakuni & CFA Sasebo
In short, our dogs and cats are more              collar with owner &registration                                   Contact:

than pets—they’re family. Just like any           information, and be cleaned up after.                   DSN 315-253-4525
other member of the family, pets deserve         Keep teeth clean. Dental Disease                JonesKat@usa.redcross.org
to be cared for and protected. With all           and tooth decay can cause infection
these responsibilities it’s no wonder             in your pet’s mouth, enter the
the average pet owner isn’t prepared.             bloodstream, and cause organ damage.
Accidents and emergencies can happen             Caring is a commitment. You are
and being prepared by knowing what to             responsible for ensuring adequate care
do could make a lifesaving difference.            for your pet for the entirety of its life.
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                               Big Screen Football Fun
                               For All Base Personnel

                               February 8
                               Pre-Game Show
                               Starts 6a.m .
                   (253-5291 www.mccsiwakuni.com/sakura
February 2010

                Free Hot Breakfast & Half Time 12ft Subs Provided!
                                                Monthly Topic                         peRSONAl FINANCe
                                                                                               by Bonnie lewis
                                                                                                  personal Finance Manager

Military Saves Week, February 21-28
Take control of your financial future and     When I paid off my credit cards, I didn’t
make the pledge to become a saver now!        relax and fall back into my old spending
Just go to www.MilitarySaves.org and          habit, I was on a mission to save money.
take the saver pledge. Be on the lookout      I opened a savings account and started
for special offers from your military         putting all the money I would have spent
banking institutions during Military          on my debt into my savings. When I paid
Saves Week. Contact your Personal             off my car, I didn’t run out and buy a new
Financial Manager at 253-6250 for more        one, I kept that 95 Toyota Camry running
information and special offers during         and the money I used to spend on paying
Military Saves Week.                          a car note went into savings as well.
                                              When I joined the Navy, I immediately
Read the following story taken from the       put my sign in bonus into TSP and I                    Military Saves is a social
Military Saves website, to see how one        went to every financial class offered by               marketing campaign to
young sailor turned her finances around.      the military. Saving money became a                   persuade, motivate, and
You can do the same thing, you just need      habit and a goal. Every time I made rank            encourage military families
to make a decision to start TODAY!            or got a pay increase I put it into TSP.         to save money every month,
                                              Every time I received any incentive pay          and to convince leaders and
One Sailor’s Course to                        or bonus, I put it in savings. I was rarely     organizations to be aggressive
Financial Freedom                             paid child support but when I did receive     in promoting automatic savings.
We all know its not easy to get out of        it I put it into savings as well.
debt once you in over your head. But it                                                            The campaign is a growing
can be done with the sound advice and         Its been 8 years since I made that                     network of organizations
support that the Military Saves program       decision to change my financial                  and individuals committed to
offers. I am a testament to that. I was a     situation. And the efforts have paid off.
                                                                                             helping and supporting military
recently divorced, single mother. Like        Its amazing how much money I was
                                                                                             members and their loved ones
                                                                                             build personal savings arsenals
many people I had credit card debt, a car     wasting on high interest rates, bounced
                                                                                              to provide for their immediate
loan, bad credit, and a low income job        check fees, and overdraft fees when I           and long term financial needs.
that never seemed to be enough to put         was in debt. Now I have 20% of my base        While it is an ongoing campaign,
food on the table. Then I decided I’d had     pay going to TSP, I have five digits in           the entire military community
enough of living paycheck to paycheck         my money market savings account, I                 comes together to focus on
and worrying about money all the time. I      have money put away for college for my                 financial readiness during
borrowed some self-help financial books       children, I own my own home, and I still            Military Saves Week, the last
and DVD’s from the library and I took         drive that paid off 95 Toyota Camry. I           Sunday in February to the first
control of my financial destiny. I decided    still attend every financial class/seminar                      Sunday in March.
to get smart with my money and where it       offered. I joined Military Saves because
was going.                                    I am a believer in building wealth not             The campaign’s lifeblood is
                                              debt, because if I can do it, everyone            in its partners, organizations
I went on a “financial diet”. I made a list   can do it. And I want to support other           that see the value in working
of every penny I made and where I was         people in their efforts to get rid of debt                together to empower
spending it. Then I cut out all the extra     and get ideas on better ways to invest and
                                                                                                       members, employees,
expenditures that I could live without, I     save money. In fact, I’m such a believer
                                                                                                    customers, and clients to
                                                                                                   become financially stable

cut up all my credit cards, I avoided all     of getting rid of debt, that I refused to
                                                                                            through saving, debt reduction,
temptation to shop impulsively. I even        marry my husband until he paid off his         and wealth-building over time.
stopped reading fashion magazines and         $18,000 dollars in credit card debt first.     No one from Military Saves will
catalogs. The rule was, if I had to buy       We got married last month!                        ever try to sell you anything.
something, it would be with cash. After I
set aside money to pay my bills and food,     AZ2 Karen Amador Lesetmoe
I put EVERYTHING else into paying off         VAQ-138 Yellow Jackets
my credit cards.                              U.S. Navy
                        Group Fitness
                            February Schedule
                5:30 - 6:30 a.m.        Cycling & Abs
                8 - 9 a.m.              Pilates
                8:30 - 9:30 a.m.        Mommy & Baby Fitness
                9:15 - 10:15 a.m.       Circuit Sweat
                11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Aqua B.L.A.S.T.
                11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Power Circuit
                4 - 5 p.m.              Warrior 101*
                5 - 5:30 p.m.           Ab Attack
                5:30 - 6:30 p.m.        Cardio Kickboxing
                6:45 - 7:45 p.m.        Pilates

                5:30 - 6:30 a.m.        Morning Warrior
                7:55 - 8:40 a.m.        Tour de Pain Cycling
                8:40 - 9:10 a.m.        Ab Attack
                9:15 - 10:45 a.m.       Yoga
                10:45 - 11:30 a.m.      Zumba
                11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Step It Up
                3 - 3:45 p.m.           Kid Fit
                4 - 5 p.m.              Warrior 101*
                5 - 5:30 p.m.           Ab Attack
                5:30 - 6:30 p.m.        Zumba
                6:45 - 7:45 p.m.        Hatha Yoga

                5:30 - 6:30 a.m.        Cycling & Abs
                8 - 9 a.m.              Pilates
                9:15 - 10:15 a.m.       Power Pump

                11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Aqua B.L.A.S.T.
                11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Zumba
                4 - 5 p.m.              Warrior 101*
                5 - 5:30 p.m.           Ab-o-licious
                5:30 - 6:30 p.m.        Pilates

                5:30 - 6:30 a.m.        Morning Warrior
                7:55 - 8:40 a.m.        Tour de Pain Cycling
                8:40 - 9:10 a.m.        Ab Attack
                9:15 - 10:45 a.m.       Yoga
                10:45 - 11:30 a.m.      Mid-Morning Mix
                11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cardio Boxing
                4 - 5 p.m.              Warrior 101*
                5 - 5:30 p.m.           Ab Attack
                5:30 - 6:30 p.m.        Yoga

                5 - 8 a.m.             Combat h20**
                5:30 - 6:30 a.m.       unit PT**
                8 - 9 a.m.             Power Pump
                9:15 -10:45 a.m.       Yoga
                10:45 - 11:30 a.m.     Beginner’s Bosu
                11:45 - 12:30 p.m.     Heel’s On Wheels Cycling
                2:45 - 3:30 p.m.       Zumba
                4 - 5 p.m.             Warrior 101*
                5 - 5:30 p.m.          Ab Attack
                5:30 - 6:30 p.m.       Step It Up                           日時:2月22日(月)~24日(水)
                                 saTurday                                   場所:
                8:30 - 9:30 a.m        Pilates
                9:45 - 10:45 a.m.      Yoga                                席に限りがあるので、お早めにサインアップを
                3 - 4 p.m.             Zumba                               子供保育支払いの詳細はお電話で
February 2010

                *active duty only
                **By appointment and   for units only.

                8 www.mccsiwakuni.com/fitness
                (253-5051/5126 to schedule Unit PTs
                                                                  see   CommunITy supporT      on page 

FRonT DesK 5-6578                                                                                     I ron W orks G ym
Sports Courts Closure                              Ballet Schedule                                  iNTRaMURal SPORTS
Through February                                 Beginner ages 5 & Under                          253-6035
The Iron Works gym sports Courts will be           Mondays $7/class                                 Racquetball Tournament
completely closed while the floor is being         10 - 10:0 a.m. & 5 - 5:5 p.m.                  February 6, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
refinished.                                        entry Level/grade one*                           open to all base personnel, IHa, MLC and
Rock Climbing Wall & Batting Cage                  Mondays $8/class                                 JMsDF 16 years and older.
open dawn to dusk during gym hours, year           :5 - :5 p.m.                                 MaRTial aRTS PROGRaM
round. safety equipment is available for check     per instructor recommendation; level one         253-6359
out at the IronWorks gym front desk.               students must pay for the entire month           Health promotions offers a variety of
Jogging Strollers                                  prior to the first class.                        classes for all ages and skill levels. Check
now available for check-out at the                 Jazz Dance                                       in at the the IronWorks gym front desk.
IronWorks gym front desk. strollers can            saturdays, 11:15 a.m. - noon                     ashihara Karate (ages 15 & Up)
be checked-out from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m.           Jazz dance classes are available for current     Tuesdays & Fridays, 7 - 9 p.m.
please limit your time as we only have            ballet students, with ballet instructor          $0/month or $.75/class
single-strollers and 1 double-stroller. no         consent.                                         Youth Judo (ages 6 - 15)
overnight rentals, although gear issue             GYMNaSTiCS 253-6359                             Wednesdays & Fridays, :5 - 6 p.m.
does have strollers available to check-out         Due to lack of participation, youth classes      $8/month or $.50/class
overnight.                                         will be cancelled on Tuesdays until further      adult Judo (ages 15 & Up)
aQUaTiCS 253-4966                                 notice. If interested, contact Health            Wednesdays & Fridays, 6 - 7 p.m.
The aquatics Branch offers year round              promotions prior to class to schedule.           $8/month or $.50/class
instruction for all age groups and skill levels.   a minimum of three students must be              lil’ Tigers (ages -11)
We offer american Red Cross swimming               present or the class will be cancelled.          Instructor needed!
lessons, american Red Cross Lifeguarding           Mommy & Me (10 mo - age 5) $7/class              OUTDOOR ReCReaTiON
classes; american Red Cross Water safety           Wednesdays  - :5 p.m.                         253-3822/3842
Instructor classes.                                Beginner i $8/class                              Check out free snow gear at gear Issue,
indoor Pool Hours                                  Thursdays :5 - :5 p.m.                       located at the IronWorks gym.
Monday - Friday 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.                    intermediate/advanced                            SPa SeRviCeS 253-6359
Closed 1 -  p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays             Wednesdays, :5 - :5 p.m. $1.50/class        appointments are available 7 days a week.
for maintenance.                                   Thursdays, :5 - :5 p.m. $8/class             Call to set an appointment, Monday - Friday
saturdays 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.                          Unit Gymnastics                                  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
sundays & Holidays 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.                Tuesdays, call 5-659 to schedule              Massages
Tsunami Swim Team                                  HealTH PROMOTiONS                                Full Body, Deep Tissue, swedish, Lymphatic,
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 - 6:0 p.m.                253-6359                                        seitai, prenatal, Therapeutic, sports and
The swim team is looking for members,              Tuesday Tune Up                                  Hot stone massages in 0, 60 and 90-
ages 6 to 17. Register in the aquatics             February 8 - 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.                 minute increments are available. Facial,
Office, weekdays 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                Join us during your lunch hour at                hand, foot and reflexology massages also
Monthly Swim lessons                               the Crossroads Mall! We will have                available at limited times. prices vary; call
The cost is $0 per student for eight (8)          several MCCs and MCas divisions who will         5-659 for information.
thirty minute sessions.                            join us to provide information, goodies, and     Body Wraps & Scrubs
Registration for March Swim lessons                more! also we will have free cholesterol         algae & green tea, grape herbal and mineral
February 1 - 5, 8 a.m. - :0 p.m.                 screenings and body fat assessments. Call        body wraps and sugar or salt body scrubs.
Register in the Aquatics Office located in         5-659 for more information.                   Facial, Hand, & Foot Massages:
the Ironworks gym next to outdoor Rec.             The longest Yard                                 prices and times vary.
DaNCe 253-6359                                    February 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.                    YOUTH SPORTS
Check in at the IronWorks gym front desk.          Five team members from each unit                 253-3239/5777
Beginners Salsa & latin Dance                      will compete to see which team can               Youth Basketball Registration
Wednesdays, 7:0 p.m. - 8:0 p.m.                  drive the longest golf ball. Located at the      Through February 0
Learn a variety of Latin dance styles! Held        Torii pines golf Course.                         age Divisions: ages -, 5-6, 7-9, 10-1
in the aerobics room, followed by Latin            Health and Fitness expo                          & 13-15. Fee: $40 for your first child, $35
night at Club Iwakuni. $10/class.                  February 7, 9 a.m. - noon                       for your second child, and $0 for your
advanced Salsa & latin Dance                       Join us at the 010 semper Fit Health &          third child and on. Fee increase $5 per
Thursdays, 7:0 p.m. - 8:0 p.m.                   Fitness expo in the Club Iwakuni Ballroom.       child after February 0.

By instructor referral only; $1/class.            This year will focus on healthy lifestyles for   Basketball Coaches Training
Check in at the IronWorks gym front desk.          the entire MCas Iwakuni Community. We            February 9 & 10, 5 - 6 p.m.
private lessons are also available.                will have health and wellness information        Youth Basketball and Cheerleading Coaches
Reggae Dance Classes                               booths, fun & healthy activities for kids        Training will be held at the IronWorks gym
Fridays, 6:5 - 7:5 p.m., $10 per class           and adults, and raffles. There will be health    Wellness Room.
IronWorks gym is now offering Reggae               screenings for cholesterol, body fat, blood      Basketball evaluations: ages 10 - 12
Dance classes taught by award-winning              pressure and more! Call 5-659 for more        February 0, 9:0 - 11 a.m.
instructor Miho Ikeda.                             information.                                     Held at MC perry High school gym.

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BUSiNeSS                                          The eleventh Frame                              Rain Rules
SaKURa THeaTeR                                    give the pins some time off and kick back       on rainy days the driving range will be open
253-3499                                         after the last frame of the day!                during daylight hours when the golf course
general admission: ages 1+ are $.50 /           league Bowling                                  cannot be used for play. If after the range
ages 6-11 are $1.00 / Children ages 5 and         Want to start your own league? Call us          is open and the weather improves so the
under receive free admittance.                    and we’ll get you knocking down pins in         golfers can get out on the course, the range
Reel Card                                         no time! You decide how big your league         will remain open and holes 1-7 & 10-16 will
skip the line, every time! Buy ReeL CaRDs         becomes and how long it runs. This is a         be open for play.
at the MCX and Marine Marts. The card is          great team building function for Units and      One Best Ball of Two Ball
good for 10 movies. When you have all 10          organizations alike.                            saturday, February 7, 8:0 a.m.
holes punched, get a FRee Medium Drink            Family Fun Time                                 grab a friend and play the 18 hole golf
and Medium popcorn for the adult Card or          every sunday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.                  course. Both players score on the hole and
small Combo for the Kids Card. adult cards        enjoy bowling in an alcohol and tobacco         take the one score that is the lowest score.
are $5, Kids Cards are $10.                      free atmosphere. all lanes are equipped         sign up early at the golf shop.
Movie line-Up                                     with automatic bumpers so the whole             ReTail & SeRviCeS
get the latest movie line-up by going on-         family can play together with no fuss.          aUTO SKillS CeNTeR
line to www.mccsiwakuni.com/sakura.               special ball ramps are available for those      253-5325
Party events                                      little guys, too. Family friendly movies play   We provide an area to wash, wax and vacuum
The MCCs sakura Theater can be reserved           for the little ones, or they can burn some      your vehicle, de-registration services and
for parties and meetings. Fill in the             energy off in the kid’s room. The eleventh      registration for the experienced Vehicle
information, click submit, and one of our         Frame will be open but no alcohol will be       Resale Lot. Use our tools and equipment
personnel will contact you within  business      permitted outside the lounge.                   for top-notch vehicle care.
days.                                             Penny a Pin                                     Frequent User Card
SPeCial eveNTS                                    every Tuesday, 6 - 10 p.m.                      For each ten hours of paid work, get one
253-3727                                         Whatever you play, you pay! a penny per         hour free to wash, vacuum, wax, oil change,
Country Night                                     pin knocked down: bowl a score of 100 and       etc. one card per person. The card expires
Wednesdays, 8 p.m. - Mid                          pay $1. For all of you competitive bowlers,     one year after the first use.
Landing Zone (e-5 & below)                        free games for high scoring games: Men          WOOD HOBBY SHOP
all Ranks latin Night                             bowl 5 , women bowl 10, children (with       253-5320
Wednesdays & Last saturday, 8 p.m. -  a.m.       or without bumpers) bowl a score of 150.        The Wood Hobby shop offers quality
Club Iwakuni Ballroom                             Student Bowling                                 machines for do-it-yourself projects.
all Ranks iwakuni Talent Night                    Monday - Thursday, :0 - 5 p.m.                Build furniture with the assistance of our
every Third Friday, 8 p.m. -  a.m.               students are invited to come out and bowl       knowledgeable staff. Wood is available
show your talent to the community on-             for 50¢/game plus shoe rental.                  for sale. You can find us next to the Auto
stage at your Club Iwakuni Ballroom!              Red Head Pin Bowling                            Hobby shop, across the street from the
Whether it’s music, dance, or comedy,             every Thursday 6 - 10 p.m.                      strike Zone Bowling Center.
show your skills to the public! Must be 18        Bowl a strike with a Red Head pin and receive   SeMPeR FiT
years old to participate.                         a coupon towards a free game. Collect two       CROSSFiRe PaiNTBall
all Ranks Hip-Hop Night                           coupons for a free game. Coupons can be         253-3822
Last Friday, 8 p.m. -  a.m.                      redeemed during open bowling only. For          Now Open
Club Iwakuni Ballroom                             more information call 5-657.                 The Crossfire Paintball Range is now open
all Ranks Country Night                           Cosmic Bowling                                  for business at its new location of Bldg. 168
Third saturday, 8 p.m. -  a.m.                   saturdays, 7 p.m. - Midnight                    (the old bowling alley). Crossfire hours of
Club Iwakuni Ballroom                             Looking for an evening of fun complete with     operation: Fridays 5 - 10 p.m. saturdays,
aFe Bubba Sparxxx                                 a live DJ taking music request. The house       sundays, and holidays, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
February 10, 9 - 11 p.m.                          lights goes down and the black lights come      available for reservation throughout the
This american southern            FRee!           on every saturday night.                        week. Reservations can be made by calling
rapper is here with his hit                       TORii PiNeS GOlF COURSe                         5-8 at least 96 hours in advance.
“Ms. new Booty” which peaked at #7                253-3402                                       FiSH TaleS MaRiNa
back in the states. Club Iwakuni Ballroom.        Located on the first floor of Club Iwakuni      253-4617
Brought to you by MCCs and aFe.                   next to the staff nCo lounge (K-Bar),           Closed for the Season
STRiKe ZONe                                       visit our 18-hole course with pro shop          Check www.mccsiwakuni.com for up to the

BOWliNG CeNTeR                                    for equipment and accessory needs, club         minute information.
253-3495                                         fitting, and equipment repair. A driving        XTReMeWORKS SKaTe PaRK
Pro Shop                                          range operates nightly next to the sakura       253-6578
Visit our fully stocked, professionally staffed   Theater. We offer instruction for novice        The skate park is located across the street
pro shop. Bowling balls, bags, shoes and          through skilled golfers. We operate daily,      from the station Chapel and Yujo Hall near
accessories for the serious sports person         with hours changing seasonally depending        the main gate.
are all here. We even have equipment for          on sunrise and sunset.
billiards and darts, if you’re in the mood.

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MiliTaRY ONeSOURCe                              COUNSeliNG SeRviCeS                              College Credit by examination
DSN 145                                        253-4526                                        Mondays & Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
education, relocation, parenting, stress or     We provide a variety of programs and services    Tuesdays, 1 &  p.m.
whatever we’re here to help you with just       to enhance life skills and improve quality       successfully passing one or more of the
about any need. This service is private and     of life. We offer a wide array of seminars,      available  CLep and 6 DssT tests will
confidential.                                   workshops, treatment and support groups,         count as college credit. Check with your
CaReeR ReSOURCe                                 counseling and intervention services.            college on which tests they’ll credit to your
MaNaGeMeNT CeNTeR                               Individual, marital and family counseling,       degree plan. The library and www.nko.
253-6439                                       provided by a licensed professional, is          navy.mil/have study guides. active duty
The CRMC provides transition services           available by appointment.                        members can test for FRee! Civilians pay
and employment assistance programs to           Family advocacy: In addition to counseling       only $90 per CLep and $100 per DssT. For
all active duty military personnel, military    services, the Family advocacy program            information call 5-9/855.
retirees, SOFA status personnel and their       (Fap) is dedicated to the prevention,            College 101 & Ta Workshop
family members. Services offered include        education, reporting, intervention, and          every Friday, 9 - 10:15 a.m.
use of computers with job application           treatment of domestic violence. allegation       This is a required class for those military
software, job search help, software tutorials   of possible child abuse or domestic violence     members starting their educational journey
and military transition assistance.             should be reported to pMo immediately at         who wish to use Tuition assistance. It
Pre-Sep/TaP Workshop                            5-0.                                        will prepare you for taking that first
February  - 5, 7:0 a.m. - :0 p.m.           Substance abuse: substance abuse                 step toward your goal of pursuing your
Attendance satisfies the pre-separation         counseling enhances readiness through            voluntary, off-duty education. The tuition
counseling mandatory for all service            drug and alcohol prevention and education        assistance, sMaRT Transcript and military
members within 1 months of anticipated         programs, outpatient treatment for               apprenticeship programs will be explained
separation from the military. spouses are       substance use disorders and referral to          and all your education questions will be
encouraged to attend. advance sign-up           other resources as appropriate.                  answered. Bldg. 11, Rm. 17.
is required through your Unit Transition        victim advocacy: Victim advocates assist         DlPT Testing
Counselor, Career Retention specialist or       victims of domestic violence, rape and           February  & 17, 7:5 a.m. - noon
Career Counselor. Call 5-69/576 for        sexual assault by advocating for their safety,   The Defense Language proficiency Test
information.                                    providing emotional support and community        (DLpT version 5 - online) will be given today
10 Steps to a Federal Job                       referrals. please contact pMo at 5-0        to military members who have a need to test
February 16, 1 -  p.m.                         to reach an advocate after hours.                in a language other than english. Testing
a nationally recognized training program        Military & Family life Consultants               will be held in the Education Services Office
that will help you understand the civil         MFLCs listen and are available to help           Bldg. 11, Rm. 17 and consists of two
service hiring process so you can navigate      service members, spouses, family                 sessions, up to  hours each - Listening and
the system and find a job with the U.S.         members, children and staff address              Reading. The DLpT is offered twice each
government. students will learn where to        marriage/relationship issues, stress or          month and seating is limited. examinees
find job announcements, identify key words      anxiety, depression, grief, loss and daily       must register in advance. Call 5-855
and skills to highlight, and how to create      life issues. Consultants and trainings are       for information.
an effective application that will improve      FRee, anonYMoUs and ConFIDenTIaL.                DlaB Testing
their chances for making it through the         after hours and weekend appointments are         February  & 17, 7:5 - 10:0 a.m.
screening process. For more information or      available and group or off-site meetings         DLaB is a test the military services use to
to sign up call 5-576 or 5-69.           can be arranged. Call 090-665-51 or           measure a service member’s aptitude to
Basic Resume Writing                            090-6005-81.                                   learn a foreign language. This test Does
February 18, 11 a.m. - 1:0 p.m.               anger/Stress Management                          NOT attempt to gauge a person’s fluency in
This workshop includes information on           Tuesdays, 1 - :0 p.m.                          a given language, but rather to determine
different types of resumes and the basics       This 4 part series starts the first Tuesday      their ability to learn a language. It is used
of writing a resume. Upon completion,           of every month. our anger management             as in determining eligibility for formal
attendees will have the knowledge to            classes focus on a variety of proven skills      language training. Unit approval is needed.
complete a resume on their own. Individual      that help facilitate change. Learn skills        Call 5-855 for more information.
follow-up is also available. Call 5-69      in communication, effective listening            aSvaB Testing
or 5-576 to sign-up.                         strategies, conflict resolution, stress          February 10 & , 8 a.m. - noon
interviewing Skills                             management, judgment and impulse                 armed services Vocational aptitude Battery
February 19, 11 a.m. - 1:0 p.m.               control, anger management, empathy and           testing is offered twice a month and is onLY

This workshop teaches basic job                 emotional awareness, and more. Bldg. 11,        for active duty personnel who are trying to
interviewing skills so you can present          Rm. . Call 5-56 to register.              improve their current asVaB scores for a
yourself as the best candidate for the          eDUCaTiON SeRviCeS                               specific military reason, i.e., reenlistment,
position you’re seeking. Learn how to           253- 3855                                       application for an officer program, lateral
answer those difficult questions and get        The Lifelong Learning and Education              move, etc. Unit approval is required for
guidelines on what to do before, during,        Services Center (Education Office) provides      testing. Testing is held in the education
and after the interview. Call 5-69 or       personnel with traditional and non-              Services Office, Bldg. 411, Rm. 127. Call
5-576 to sign-up.                            traditional off-duty education programs.         5-855 for information.

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                eXCePTiONal FaMilY                               MaRiNe CORPS FaMilY                            l.i.N.K.S. Monthly Meeting
                MeMBeR PROGRaM                                   TeaM BUilDiNG (MCFTB)                          February 18,  -  p.m.
                253-5601                                        253-3754                                      Monthly meeting of L.I.n.K.s. mentors
                This program identifies family members           Being married to an active duty military       and advisory committee. open forum
                with physical or emotional disabilities, long-   member is said to be one of the toughest       discussion on upcoming L.I.n.K.s. classes
                term medical or special education needs,         jobs. To meet the demands of the challenging   and any changes to the curriculum.
                and ensure that local services and resources     lifestyle that our families experience every   Dine like a Diplomat
                can meet these needs. Families are assisted      day, MCCS offers a variety of programs         February 19, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
                during the enrollment process and provide        that help build strong families. Marine        please join Marine Corps Family Team
                ongoing information and referral.                Corps Family Team Building, synchronizes       Building as we present “Dine Like a
                liBRaRY 253-3078                                distinct, complementary family readiness       Diplomat.” This course will be taught by
                See page 35 for children’s events!               programs.                                      MCAS Iwakuni’s very own Protocol Officer,
                our premier Library has Magazines,               Japanese Spouses Meet & Greet                  Dave garber. Mr. garber possesses over 0
                journals, computers, music CDs,                  February 5, 10 a.m. - noon                     years of experience in the Protocol field and
                educational videos, discovery packs and          You will be surprised how many Japanese        has attended premier training events in this
                so much more. Join our Happy Bookers             spouses there are on Iwakuni. Held             area. Mr. garber will present topics such
                book club, read selections from oprah’s          at Yujo Hall located next to the chapel.       as extending and accepting an invitation,
                Book Club, the Commandant’s reading list         There will also be a guest speaker. Call       seating guidelines, toasting rules, styles of
                or the new York Times Best seller list.          5-75/5 to sign up.                      eating, silverware savvy and a host of other
                Happy Bookers Book Club                          l.i.N.K.S. Mentor Training                     topics. This is an interactive class with the
                February , 7 - 9 p.m.                           February 8 & 10, 9 a.m. - 1:0 p.m.           material being taught while you dine. The
                This month the book club will be reading         Marine Corps Family Team Building is           class will be held in Talbot’s Dining Room,
                ‘Manhunt’ by James L. swanson. Copies are        currently seeking volunteers and mentors       Club Iwakuni. The cost for attendance,
                available at the Library. Refreshments will      for their L.I.n.K.s. program. Join the team    which includes a specially designed four
                be served. Come and join us for an evening       to mentor children, teens, spouses and         course menu is $15 per participant.
                of discussion and fun.                           Marines. It’s a great opportunity to help      Business attire is recommended for this
                Do You Know?                                     others out, share/learn about the Marine       event. Reservations to attend are required
                February 1 - 6, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.                 Corps and local community and to meet          and must be received by February 1. Call
                Drop by the Library to pick up a Black           new people. Childcare reimbursements are       5-75 to reserve your seat.
                History Quiz and answer the questions            available to all volunteers. Call MCFTB at     The 7 Habits of Highly effective People
                using the resources at the Library. Win free     5-75/5 to sign up.                      for Japanese Spouses
                books for knowing the correct answers.           Deployment Financial Planning                  February  - , 9 a.m. - :0 p.m.
                Celebrate Groundhog Day                          February 16, 10 a.m. - noon                    The 7 Habits workshop is a dynamic training
                February , 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.                      Financial planning is an important part of     for developing personal effectiveness.
                The movie “groundhog Day” starring Bill          our military life. There are many times        Learn a principle-centered approach for
                Murray will be showing over and over and         when we may be separated as a couple           solving personal and professional problems.
                over and over in the Media Room at the           because of deployments, trainings,             a step-by-step approach is taught which
                Library. groundhog cookies and hot cocoa         exercises and schools. For these reasons,      will help you create a pathway for living
                will be available.                               we should always be at a state of financial    with fairness, integrity, service, and human
                ikebana class                                    preparedness. This workshop is designed        dignity - principles that give us the security
                Mondays & Thusdays , 1 p.m. -  p.m.             to go over financial areas that we need to     to adapt to change and wisdom and power
                sign up at services plus. Bring shears,          take into consideration, especially during     to take advantage of the opportunities that
                kanzen, vase and money for flowers to the        a time of deployment. Call 5-75/5       change creates. For more information or to
                Library for the class.                           for more information or to sign up.            reserve your seat call 5-75.

                                                                                                       MILITARY SAVES WEEK
February 2010

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PeRSONal FiNaNCial                             Coupons and Catalogs                             eliminate commonly overlooked details that
MaNaGeMeNT PROGRaM                             Coupons are good in the commissary six           are essential to the newcomer. our job is
253-6250                                      months past their expiration date. Coupons       to make your job easier. spouses assisting
We provide free counseling services,           and catalogs available.                          with an accompanied tour sponsorship
resources to pull your credit report and       Resource Finder                                  are also encouraged to attend. For further
help to figure it out.                         The Information & Referral office is             information or to make reservations, call
Basics of Savings & investing                  maintains a community resource list and          5-11.
February , 11 a.m. - 1:0 p.m.              is seeking persons interested in being           Unaccompanied PCS w/Success
This class is designed for those who           instructors for cooking, languages, etc.         February 11, 10 a.m.
want more information on saving and            5-197.                                        service members anticipating pCs orders
investing. It covers types of interest paid,   explore Japan                                    in the next -6 months are required to
the risk and reward of investing, types of     We provide brochures and directions              attend this workshop. During this afternoon
savings accounts, understanding CD’s,          to surrounding cities, zoos, museums             workshop, guest speakers will provide
stocks, bonds and mutual funds, stock          and more. Questions, comments and                information to make your next pCs move
market indexes and index funds, IRa’s,         suggestions welcomed. Call 5-197 for          easier. Call 5-11/6161 to sign up.
life cycle investing and choosing the right    more information.                                Unaccompanied PCS w/Success
investments for yourself. Call 5-650        RelOCaTiON aSSiSTaNCe                            February 11 & 5, 10 a.m.
for information. Class is held in Bldg. 11,   253-3311                                        service members anticipating pCs orders
Rm. 17.                                       The Relocation Assistance Program assists        in the next -6 months are required to
Managing Money & Credit                        service members, DoD civilians and their         attend this workshop. During this afternoon
February 5, 11 a.m. - 1:0 p.m.              family members in preparing for a PCS            workshop, guest speakers will provide
Learn the basic skills and techniques for      move. Services include weekly Welcome            information to make your next pCs move
managing your money and budgeting; gain        Aboard Indoctrination, PCS with Success          easier. sign-up is required. Call 5-11
an awareness of credit cards and loans;        workshop, Sponsorship Training classes           for more information.
and learn how to plan savings goals. Call      and relocation counseling.                       accompanied PCS w/Success
5-650 for information. Classes are held     Welcome aboard indoctrination                    February 18, 10 a.m.
in Bldg. 11, Rm. 17.                         Wednesdays, 8 a.m. - :0 p.m.                   service members anticipating pCs orders
Thrift Savings Plan Brief                      (except Holidays)                                in the next -6 months are required to
February 6, 11 a.m. - 1:0 p.m.              Meet and listen to representatives from          attend this workshop. During this afternoon
Is it possible to become a millionaire on a    a multitude of service organizations.            workshop, guest speakers will provide
military paycheck? Yes! The Thrift savings     Learn about the customs and culture of           information to make your next pCs move
plan can be one of the vehicles to becoming    Iwakuni and about your responsibilities          easier. sign-up is required. Call 5-11
a millionaire. This session will explain the   as a member of the military community.           for more information.
Thrift savings plan and how to enroll in the   The Welcome aboard Indoctrination is for         veTeRaNS aSSiSTaNCe
program. Registration is not required. Call    aLL personnel, including family members          253-6284/6439
5-650 for information. Classes are held     age 1 and above. It will be held at Club        veterans Service Representative
in Bldg. 11, Rm. 17.                         Iwakuni in the Talbot’s dining room.             MCas Iwakuni has a visiting representative
OPeRaTiONal ReaDiNeSS                          Sponsorship Training                             from the Department of Veterans affairs
& COMMUNiTY SUPPORT                            February , 10 a.m.                              (Va) to assist active duty service members,
253-6161                                      This training is designed to help all sponsors   veterans and their families with inquires
lending locker                                 in the performance of their duties. We           regarding their VA benefits, filing claims and
We can help with temporary loans of some       provide helpful hints, checklists, and an        other Va issues. Call for an appointment.
household items for accompanied and            overview of sponsorship duties, resources
unaccompanied personnel.                       and handouts. This training can help

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CHilD DevelOPMeNT                                Tantrums, Time Outs & Toddlers                    Keystone Club Meeting/Social
CeNTeR 253-5584                                 February 1, 9 - 11 a.m.                          Fridays, 6 - 7:5 p.m.
The Child Development Center (CDC) offers        We’ll discuss ways to gain control while          Interested teens ages 1 - 18 come out
full day care for children six weeks to five     building your child’s self esteem. Methods        and participate in a forum to have your
years of age (not enrolled in kindergarten).     to tackle temper tantrums and ways to             ideas heard and make our Teen program
The CDC complies with Department of              have an enjoyable outing with your little         better than ever!
Defense standards and is naeYC accredited.       ones will also be addressed. Registration         lego Robotics Club
Hourly care is offered on a space available      required. Call 5-655 to sign up.               saturdays, 1:0 - :0 p.m.
basis. The CDC is located next to sakura         Baby Boot Camp                                    open to youth ages 10 - 15. Build and
Movie Theater and maintains a list of            February 19, 8:0 a.m. -  p.m.                   program robots that obey your every
certified home childcare providers.              Join us for this fun and educational class that   command! Create thousands of robotic
Family Child Care Providers                      focuses on postpartum care, basic infant          inventions. Interactive servo motors make
The Iwakuni community needs qualified            care, couple communication and much               your robot walk and move.
Family Child Care providers. If you enjoy        more! Bldg. 11, Rm. . Registration            Torch Club Power Hour Party
working with children and earning money          required. Call 5-655 to sign up.               February 5,  - :0 p.m.
while staying home, call 5-18/558.          SCHOOl aGe CaRe CeNTeR                            Come party with friends and share your
liBRaRY 253-3078                                253-4769/3115                                    successes. Knowledge is power!
The library is located on the 3rd floor of the   The center offers group and individual            SMaRT Girls Meeting
Marine & Family services building. Be earth      activities for children ages 5 - 1 or those      February 10, 11 a.m. - noon
friendly and participate in our paperback        enrolled in kindergarten through sixth            Come join us as we discuss final plans for
and DVD swap.                                    grade. Services include field trips, camp         upcoming Red & White Dance party.
Dial-a-Story                                     days during school breaks and cultural            Torch Club
Let us do the reading for you. Dial 5-6607     exchange events. The center is an affiliate       February 10, noon - 1 p.m.
to listen to a short story before bedtime,       of the Boys & girls Club of america.              This club is for boys and girls ages 10 - 1
naptime, or anytime!                             Triple Play Healthy Habits                        and is geared towards youth accomplishing
NeW PaReNT SUPPORT                               Wednesdays,  - :5 p.m.                         activities in four core areas: service to
253-6553                                        Healthy Habits teaches youth the benefits         club and community, education, health
Playmorning                                      of eating right and being physically active.      and fitness, and social recreation. Open
Tuesdays, 10 - 11:0 a.m.                        Lessons include information on Kids Food          to youth ages 10 - 1. Youth will plan and
an interactive play group for children ages      Pyramid, fluids, cooking and your body.           initiate ideas for trips, events and activities.
0-5 and their parents. Join us for play          WOMaN, iNFaNTS                                    Let’s get together, gather ideas and make
time, songs and craft activities. Bldg. 656      & CHilDReN 253-4928                              our youth program better than ever.
Community Room.                                  WIC is a nutrition education program              Red & White Dance Party
Baby & Me, Coffee & Tea                          providing supplemental foods to help              February 1
Thursdays, 10 - 11:0 a.m.                       promote good health for pregnant,                 ages 10 - 1, 6 - 8:0 p.m.
Do you have a little one 1 months old           breastfeeding & postpartum women, infants         ages 1 - 18, 9 - 11:0 p.m.
or younger? grab your favorite breakfast         and children up to age 5. eligibility is based    slip into your best Red and White attire,
beverage and join us with your baby for          on family size and household income.              dancing shoes and gets this party started.
this new, fun group! Meet other parents          YOUTH aND TeeNS                                   Live DJ, refreshment, prizes and a chance
and share ideas while relaxing in our            253-4803/5549                                    to vote for the best dress attire.
comfortable setting. Learn more about            Youth & Teen programs are affiliates of the       Mardi Gras Dance Party
baby sign language, games, songs, and            Boy’s and girl’s Club of america and offer        February 0
other helpful topics. Call 5-655 for          BgCa related activities.                          ages 10 - 1, 6 - 8:0 p.m.
more information. Bldg. 11 Rm. 19.             Youth & Teen of the Month awards                  ages 1 - 18, 9 - 11:0 p.m.
Childbirth education Series                      Nominations are due the first Monday of           There is no party like a Carnival. There
February 11, 18 & 5, 1:0 -  p.m.              each month. This award recognizes the             will be music, games, refreshment, beads,
Class 1: This class focuses on the last          achievements of our youth and assists             masks and trinkets galore! Let’s party!
trimester of pregnancy, signs and symptoms       with finding the MCAS Youth & Teen of the         Monthly Birthday Party
of pre-labor, when to call the doctor, an        Year.                                             February 7,  - :0 p.m.
introduction to breathing and relaxation         Triple Play Healthy Habits                        Celebrate your birthday with cake and ice
techniques and more.                             Wednesdays,  - :5 pM                           cream as we honor our members born in
Class : This class focuses on the stages of     Healthy Habits is designed to teach youth         January. open to all youth, ages 10 thru

labor, comfort measures, labor positions,        the benefits of eating right and being            18 (youth age 18 must be enrolled in high
labor coach tips, breathing and relaxation       physically active. Begin to adopt healthier       school).
techniques, and more. all participants           habits through fun, engaging activities and       YOUTH CUlTURal
receive a free interactive booklet with          encouragement; participants will start to         PROGRaM
access to helpful video clips. Registration      make positive changes in their personal           253-5900
is required. Call 5-655 or the Branch         health choices. Lessons include information       This program provides the cultural activities
Health Clinic for more information. Bring        on Kids Food Pyramid, fluids, cooking and         for both american and Japanese children
your own pillows!                                your body.                                        and the families in the local community.

                                                                   Take $1 Off a Haircut
                                                                    at the Barber Shop
                                                                  One coupon per customer per visit. Valid only at MCAS Iwakuni.
                                                                 Not valid with any other offer. Present coupon at time of purchase.
                                                       SS Account # IWM7701-01-4304 NS Account # IWM7701-02-4304
                                                                           Valid during February 2010

                                                                   Take $1 Off a Haircut
                                                                    at the Barber Shop
                                                                  One coupon per customer per visit. Valid only at MCAS Iwakuni.
                                                                 Not valid with any other offer. Present coupon at time of purchase.
                                                       SS Account # IWM7701-01-4304 NS Account # IWM7701-02-4304
                                                                           Valid during February 2010

                                                                   Take $1 Off a Haircut
                                                                    at the Barber Shop
                                                                  One coupon per customer per visit. Valid only at MCAS Iwakuni.
                                                                 Not valid with any other offer. Present coupon at time of purchase.
                                                       SS Account # IWM7701-01-4304 NS Account # IWM7701-02-4304
                                                                           Valid during February 2010

                                                                   Take $1 Off a Haircut
                                                                    at the Barber Shop
                                                                  One coupon per customer per visit. Valid only at MCAS Iwakuni.

                      CommunITy supporT
                                                                 Not valid with any other offer. Present coupon at time of purchase.

                see                       on page    SS Account # IWM7701-01-4304 NS Account # IWM7701-02-4304
                                                                           Valid during February 2010
February 2010

                                                                                                           o DDs & e nDs
BUSiNeSS                                        professional beauticians and manicurists.       Trophies & Plaques
BOOK STORe 253-5849                            appointments may be scheduled up to 0          Choose from a wide assortment of plaques
We have a wide selection of magazines,          days in advance.                                and trophies. please allow additional time
newspapers, game cards and gift items           HiROSHiMa aiRPORT                               for engraving and specialized services.
available for purchase. We offer books for      TRaNSPORTaTiON SeRviCe                          Computer Services
all ages, including the U.s. Marine Corps       253-4377                                       Bring your computer to services plus and our
Reading List, books on Japan and have the       Hiroshima airport to MCas Iwakuni and vice-     computer expert will take care of the rest.
current best sellers available.                 versa. $60/per person (Family Discount: 1st     The service tech can be reached at 5-
MaRiNe CORPS eXCHaNGe                           person full-price, all other family members     6751 during regular business hours Monday
253-5641                                       half-price).  business days are required for   through Friday.
MCX Furniture annex                             reservations.                                   SeRviCe STaTiON
Located in Bldg. #97 across the street         ON-BaSe TaXi 253-5954                          253-4385
from the main Post Office. Open every-          safe, reliable and affordable transportation    Towing Services
day, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.                           on Friday and saturday evenings. available      Monday - saturday 8 a.m. - :0 p.m.
Super Star Students 2009                        on base only.                                   Closed sundays & Holidays
students in grades 6 - 1 who attain an         PeT SeRviCeS 253-3588                          JCi
overall “B” average for the grading period      Barking lot animal Boarding                     Have your JCI Inspection performed by our
are eligible. Bring your report card to the     owners must provide food & leash. no            professional mechanics at Typhoon Motors
MCX check-cashing window within 0              reptiles or birds.                              service station.
days after each grading period. eligible        Pampered Pets                                   vehicle Pre-Purchase Safety inspection
students will receive a scratch-off card with   We offer full service bathing packages for      new to Iwakuni or just buying another
guaranteed prize. see store for details.        your pet, as well as individual services:       vehicle? Have it checked out by the service
NaF SaleS 253-3262                             face, tail and paw trims, nail trimming,        station. We’ll check it and provide any
a variety of commercial-sized safes available   teeth cleaning, ear cleaning and anal gland     findings along with an estimate.
through naF sales. Call for details.            expression.                                     auto Gas Booth
TeMPORaRY lODGiNG                               PHOTO SeRviCeS                                  everyday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FaCiliTY 253-3221                              253-4703                                       veHiCle ReNTal
We provide accommodation for all official       Tuesday - sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.              253-4245
Temporary additional Duty, Temporary Duty       Download, process and print digital             open everyday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
and guests with pCs orders. our facilities      photos. We also offer photo development         Located in the auto Mini Mart complex,
also provide accommodation to authorized        in assorted sizes, film, frames, albums,        our rental fleet consists of small pickup
travelers on a space available basis.           professional portraits, shirt printing and      trucks, passenger & cargo vans and
ReTail & SeRviCeS                               passport photos.                                automobiles. Make reservations in
aUTO SKillS CeNTeR                              SeRviCeS PlUS                                   advance, especially for busy weekends
253-5325                                       253-4723                                       and holidays.
We provide an area to wash, wax and vacuum      We offer photo copying, outgoing fax,           Cheap Fleet
your vehicle, de-registration services and      engraving and key duplication services.         Limited to 5 km of the Base. only for UDp
registration for the experienced Vehicle        Packaging & Shipping Services                   or base personnel; first come, first serve.
Resale Lot. Use our tools and equipment for     We offer packaging & wrapping services          Towable BBQ Grill
top notch vehicle care.                         and Federal express shipping. please allow      grill rents for $5/day. stop by Car Rental
HeaD TO TOe SalON                               up to several days for packaging during         or call for details/reservations.
253-4708                                       high volume seasons.                            Rental Propane Tanks
We offer a wide range of hair, nail care,       Watch & Jewelry Repair                          need propane for your grill? $7.75 rental
piercing and waxing services from friendly,     Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. -  p.m.          fee; no deposit required.

                February Specials
                    25% Off Fragrance of the Month
                Yankee Candle’s Black Cherry & Vanilla Cupcake
                            Colonial Candle’s Merlot

                           25% Off Wine of the Month
                         Black Swan Merlot or Shiraz, $4.95
                         Turning Leaf Selected Varietals, $5.95

                                   Treats of the Month
                               Lay’s or Tostitos Selected, 2/$6
                                Tostitos Salsa Selected, 2/$5
                                     Matador 3 oz, 2/$7

                                                                  see   CommunITy supporT   on page 
February 2010

your guide to events, entertainment and eats ... www.mccsiwakuni.com/club

          Sunday                        Monday                     Tuesday                      Wednesday                     Thursday                    Friday                         Saturday
          Sunday Brunch                                            An Evening in Italy Welcome Aboard Brief Lunch Grand Buffet Social Hour

          Ballroom 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.                                Eagle’s Nest 5 - 9 p.m. .    Talbot’s 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   Ballroom 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Indian Joe’s 5 - 7 p.m.
          (Last call 1:30 p.m.)                                                                                                                              8 p.m.
                                                                                                Lunch Grand Buffet Steak & Prime Rib Nite K-Bar 6 -Zone 7 - 9 p.m.
                                                                                                Ballroom 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eagle’s Nest 5 - 9 p.m.
                                                                                                Mongolian BBQ                                        Hip-Hop Nite (E1-5)
                                                                                                                                                          Landing Zone 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
                                                                                                Ballroom 5 - 8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                Country Nite (E1-5)                                       Pancho’s Tex-Mex
                                                                                                                                                          Eagle’s Nest 5 - 9 p.m.
                                                                                                Landing Zone 8 p.m. - Mid
                                                                                                Latin Nite
                                                                                                Ballroom 9 p.m. - Mid
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                                                                                                                                                          Command Roll-Off
                                                                                                                                                          Indian Joe’s 5 - 7 p.m.

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                                        Super Bowl                                              AFE Bubba Sparkxxx                                        Valentine’s Day                SNCO Spouse
                                        Sakura Theater                                          Ballroom 9 - 11 p.m.                                      Ticket Sales Ends              Appreciation Nite
                                        6 a.m. Pre-game                                                                                                   SNCO Cash Cage                 K-Bar 7 p.m.
                                        8 a.m. Game

          14 Valentine’s Day 15                                    16                           17                            18                          19                             20 (No Country Nite)
          Valentine’s Day Dinner All Ranks Bingo                                                                                                          Leaders Nite                   Mardi Gras
          Ballroom 6 - 9 p.m.           Ballroom 5 p.m.                                                                                                   Landing Zone 5 - 7 p.m.        Ballroom 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
          Reservations Only
                                                                                                                                                          All-Ranks Talent Nite
                                                                                                                                                          Ballroom 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

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                                                                                                                                                          All-Ranks Hip-Hop              All-Ranks Latin
                                                                                                                                                          Ballroom 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.       Ballroom 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.

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          Admin Office                               Dining                                                                   lounges
          Catering 253-3382                         Eagle’s Nest         Lunch Buffet Tues & Fri 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.         Eagle’s Nest                Sun - Thur 11 a.m. - Mid, Fri & Sat 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
          Tues - Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.                (2nd Floor)          Theme Nites                                         (All-Ranks)                 (Or until last customer leaves)

          Rental Information 253-5416/3382 Landing Zone                  Sun - Thur 6 a.m. - Mid                             Landing Zone                Tue - Thur 5 p.m. - Mid, Fri & Sat 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
          Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.                 (1st Floor)          Fri & Sat 6 a.m. - 2 a.m.                           (Enlisted 1-5)              (Or until last customer leaves)
                                                     Pick-up Orders       Call 253-6405                                       K-Bar                       Tue - Thur 5 p.m. - Mid, Fri & Sat 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
                                                     Talbot’s             By reservation, call 253-5416/3382                  (Staff-NCO)                 (Or until last customer leaves)
                                                     (1st Floor)                                                              Indian Joe’s                Tue - Thur 5 p.m. - Mid, Fri & Sat 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
                                                                                                                              (Officers)                  (Or until last customer leaves)

Mardi Gras 2010
02.20, 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.              Club Iwakuni Ballroom

   Free cultural food, King Cake, DJ, live show & much more!
                      Open to all base personnel

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