VOLUME 50 NUMBER 9 MARINE CORPS AIR S TATION IWAKUNI, JAP AN MARCH 11, 2005 INSIDE... Iwakuni’s future discussed Marines fire away at Bull Dozer Residents on and off the PFC. MARK FAYLOGA more time on the range and Station walk together to Combat Correspondent this deployment has been asses problems very useful in giving us a in the city. chance to perform weapons CAMP FUJI, Japan — Marines from Marine training,” he said. Page 4 Wing Support Squadron “It’s been five months 171, currently deployed to since I was out on the Operation Bull Dozer, par- range, and I think we should Island showcases rich culture ticipated in a machine gun get out at least once a One of the familiarization fire exercise month,” said Cpl. Antonia most sought Campbell Jr., MWSS-171 at Combat Range One after sites in shooting range, March 1. basic electrician. “I think it’s Japan, Miyajima During the exercise, a good thing that we have Island offers Marines practiced commu- the ISMT (Individual Simu- visitors a lated Marksmanship nication between the gun- glimpse into ner and the assistant gun- Pfc. Mark Fayloga Trainer) back in Iwakuni to Japan’s past. ner, and moving from tar- Pfc. Adam M. Daller, Marine Wing Support Squadron help us familiarize ourselves get to target. Each Marine 171, combat engineer, chambers a round during a ma- with the weapons even Page 5 though we’re not actually fired 50 rounds from a .50 chine gun familiarization fire exercise at Camp Fuji. caliber machine gun and firing, but it doesn’t com- 50 rounds from a M-240G machine gun. Being deployed to Fuji has allowed pare to sending real rounds down Healthier lifestyles a stretch “The goal of this exercise was to give MWSS-171 to participate in several ex- range.” More than 300 guests Campbell also said this exercise was our Marines a chance to sit behind the ercises and training operations they of the annual health weapons, build confidence and get more couldn’t do in Iwakuni, but the Marines great for Marines to polish their basic conscious fair familiar with them,” said Staff Sgt. have also had to deal with the climate fighting tactics and weapon maneuvers. enjoyed a wide Stephen E. Graham, MWSS-171 con- change. He added it’s rare MWSS-171 gets a variety of struction foreman. According to Graham, the snow chance to fire any weapons, let alone activities and “This exercise was important be- shouldn’t have had too much of an ef- the .50 cal. and M-240G. demonstrations in cause it helped a lot of the Marines brush fect on the Marines other than remind- “I learned how to more efficiently order to promote up on their skills with the weapons,” said ing them Marines need to be prepared operate the .50 cal. and the M-240G than healthier living. Lance Cpl. Gerardo G. Garcia, MWSS- to fight in every climate and place. I did before, and it was awesome to get 171 combat engineer. “Marines who are “The toughest part of the exercise to shoot the M-240G without a tripod,” Page 12 a part of the wing don’t get as much was keeping your concentration in the said Garcia. “I really enjoyed this exer- time on the range as Marines in division snow, while your hands and feet were cise because it’s been such a long time or group.” numb,” said Garcia. “MWSS-171 needs since I fired down range.” Hand over heart - Corps honors flag correctly L ANCE CPL. CRISTIN K. BARTTER position of attention, face the flag and place the right Along with honoring the flag with the hand over Combat Correspondent hand over the heart. If wearing a cover, they will re- the heart in civilian attire, the manual has also speci- move it with the right hand and hold it at the left shoul- fied changes by going more in depth into specific The Marine Corps has recently recognized that der, so that the right hand is over the heart. facts. when in civilian attire standing at the position of at- “Through the years the order just kind of disap- In the old manual, people had to assume certain tention while the national anthem is playing is not in peared,” said Sergeant Maj. David M. Allison, Marine sequences of events and read between the lines, said keeping with Marine Corps Order P5060.20, Drill and Corps Air Station Iwakuni sergeant major. “When I Allison. The new Drill and Ceremonies Manual is cut Ceremonies Manual. went through boot camp that is what I was taught. and dry, and more detailed. It lays everything out from The order states that individuals, when in uniform Over the years it had just dropped off of the page. The start to finish and explains how things need to be done. and covered, will render the appropriate salute (hand, good thing is they finally put it back in the new Drill Because of the recent attention to the order, nec- rifle, etc.) Persons not in uniform will stand at the and Ceremonies Manual.” see FLAG Page 5 No evidence of fraud or misuse in travel card information loss JIM GARAMONE monitoring the affected accounts and there has been no evidence of fraud or American Forces Press Service misuse of the accounts. Bank of America is sending letters to affected employees. “Information regard- WASHINGTON — About 900,000 Defense Department employees may be af- ing travel card program accounts for individual card holders has been lost, and it is fected by Bank of America’s loss of government travel card information, Pentagon possible that information has been compromised, though we don’t believe that is officials said today. the case,” said Teresa McKay, the Defense Department’s deputy chief financial The General Services Administration and Bank of America notified DoD that officer. GSA “SmartPay” travel cards are affected. Officials said Bank of America has been see T RAVEL Page 5 PAGE2 TORII TELLER , MARCH 11, 2005 O PINION NEWS TORII TELLER , MARCH 11, 2005 PAGE3 New chaplain (kid) on the block Sixth graders go after world record CHAPLAINAL CONCHA the same, and even better. There are bible studies or to join a choir. You Command Chaplain more people and more available wish to have your child baptized or L ANCE CPL. CRISTIN K. BARTTER they have to submit an essay a sixth grader in the class and avid Boy options to enrich us including (of confirmed or simply you may have a Combat Correspondent on their record, which must in- Scout. My name is Alfonso Concha, a course) learning about the Japanese very personal question. It is your clude information about who “The knot that I taught the class was was involved, how it was done the square knot,” said Parker. “I used A Navy chaplain, a Catholic priest and I culture and language. Like many of chaplain who may offer you a ‘confi- sixth grade Matthew C. Perry am the new ‘kid’ on the block! You our new comers, I attended the dential’ counseling at anytime. Maybe Elementary School class con- and other key facts. that knot because it is sturdy, pretty may call me Chaplain Al or Father Al or Command Indoctrination classes and you have plans to meet new friends structed an 8-foot-8-inch stand- “The kids were the ones easy to untie and it won’t slip.” simply ‘padre.’ I am glad to join the we have learned the basic activities and may consider a future marriage to alone pyramid in 10 days out of straws who said, ‘Hey let’s see if we At first the kids took a long time try- Marine side of the house for the next and regulations in and out of base. a local Japanese national. Again, and string with the hope of capturing a can have a record!’” said ing to tie each straw together, said Commanding Officer/ I hope you may find that the chaplains may be able to offer some spot in the Guinness Book of World Whitney. “So, we looked up the Erhart. The more time they spent tying two years. I just reported to Marine Publisher Corps Air Station Iwakuni Japan Marine Memorial Chapel and the insight and expertise in a private Records. Guinness Book of World knots each day, the more experience they Col. Michael A. Dyer February 18, 2005 and along with the chaplains are ready to support you. conversation. Cynthia L. Whitney’s class is in the Records and now we are trying got and eventually they transformed it base chaplains Barry and Coates, we “Where can I find this or where can I It is amazing to know that the good process of applying for a world record to fill it (the application) out.” Lance Cpl. Cristin K. Bartter in to an assembly line. Public Affairs Officer are ready to know you better and to go” are the typical questions for Lord makes plans beyond our per- with “The Tallest Free-Standing String “We looked it (anything The Matthew C. Perry sixth grade class The pyramid has gotten a lot of at- Maj. Stewart T. Upton ‘serve’ you more. people arriving to any new base. Well, sonal plans. For some reason, we all and Straw Pyramid.” Every year that resembles their creation) up decorate their Wonder of the World with tention from not only the students in Public Affairs Chief I transferred from a very small you have to wait no more. Every happen to be here at this time, and we Guinness receives around 65,000 pro- on the internet to see if they had hieroglyphics on brown paper. the class but also from the school, par- Master Sgt. Lesli J. Coakley island called Diego Garcia in the individual person aboard base may be have to face different challenges in posals and it usually takes about four anything like this in the ents and service members, said Whitney. British Indian Ocean Territory. I able to answer your questions. our lives. In the Christian world, to six weeks for a response. Guinness Book of World Records and small triangle and so on until it forms a It is a project that not only taught the Press Chief wonder if you have heard about it, but However, if you wish to learn more Easter is approaching soon. Perhaps it The process of submitting a world there isn’t,” said Michael Erhart, M.C. medium pyramid. Then they tied the me- kids about Egyptians and Math, but also Cpl. Dave Boni is was an excellent experience. It was about the good Lord and his blessings is the time to search for a better record consists of a series of questions Perry Elementary School English as a dium pyramids together to make one as a way to have hands-on fun for the not just the place (about 90 degrees upon us, please contact your chaplain. meaning in your life or you are looking in different categories including age, Second Language instructor. “So now large pyramid. students. Combat Correspondents everyday) but also the people who Perhaps you are interested about for a sense of peace. Whatever disability and/or medical conditions, and we are going to see if we can make one.” The construction took more than “It was exciting to make and was the Lance Cpl. Cristin K. Bartter made it a very successful one-year participating in a ‘personal’ enrich- decisions you may take, look for help. the largest example of an everyday ob- The pyramid starts off as a combi- just string and straws, said Whitney. It one part of the day we all looked for- Lance Cpl. Lukas J. Blom unaccompanied tour. It is my gut ment experience in church sponsored Your chaplains are ready to know you ject. nation of six straws that are tied together took a lot of patience and a knot-tying ward to,” added Marcus J. Allen, sixth Pfc. Mark Fayloga feeling that this place is going to be retreats. Maybe you are looking for better and to ‘serve’ you more. After the questions are answered, to make a triangle that is tied to another skill that was provided by Dirk L. Parker, grader. Information/Editorial Ask the Inspector Shirts/blouses will be clean, serviceable and worn in the Our commitment to unwavering professionalism Specialist Yukiko Mitsui MAJ . MA TTHEW D. RAZVILLAS same manner as the uniform service shirt. A neat appear- ance will be achieved with all shirts/blouses being tucked in the trousers, shorts or skirt except for Hawaiian styles or L T. GEN. B RUCE A. WRIGHT expect of ourselves when we look in the mirror. When NEWS BRIEFS “This weekly newspaper is an Commander, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force we joined the military services, we all swore an oath to Station Inspector any style that is too short to tuck in but must still reflect a CHILI COOK-OFF authorized publication for members neat appearance. Prohibited as outerwear are all tank top support and defend the Constitution of the United of the military services stationed An unwavering commitment to the highest levels States. In making that oath, we affirmed and commit- Q: Is there a civilian dress code policy for civilians and style shirts/jerseys, halter tops, tube tops, swim suit tops The senior class of Matthew C. Perry overseas and their families. Its con- of professionalism will always be the foundation of ted ourselves to defending a way of life and a set of dependents residing or working on Marine Corps Air and see-through mesh tops. High School will be holding a chili cook- tents do not necessarily reflect the what we do, and more important, who we are. It is a beliefs – because our Constitution not only defines Station Iwakuni? Trousers should be clean and serviceable with a belt, if official views of the U.S. Govern- privilege and honor to return to Japan, and I appreci- our system of government, but also our national char- off in the Crossroads Mall March 19, 11 A: Dependents of armed forces personnel, Department of belt loops are present. Excessively oversized trousers or ment, the Department of Defense ate the warm welcome that you have given my family acter as a free and democratic society whose citizens a.m. to 3 p.m. For a $25 donation, Defense civilians and their dependents, Federal employees shorts do not reflect a neat appearance. Shorts will reflect a or the U.S. Marine Corps, and does and me. enjoy a wide array of rights, privileges and responsi- individuals or teams can submit a pot of and their dependents, contract civilians and their depen- respectable and conservative style of neatness and not imply endorsement thereof.” We are looking forward to this assignment and the bilities – thanks in large part to the protection that we chili to be judged by the community. dents who fall under Marine Corps Bases Japan/III Marine decency and will not be revealing in style. Soiled, frayed, Editorial content is edited, pre- many opportunities it offers to develop and improve provide to our nation and its interests at home and Anyone wishing to judge the chili may buy Expeditionary Force are asked to abide by the spirit and torn or excessively faded items are not appropriate. Also pared and provided by the Public the Japan-U.S. security relationship. Moreover, we are abroad. a ticket for $5. A trophy will be awarded intent of Marine Corps Bases Japan Order 1020.2A, Civilian prohibited are trousers that expose any portion of the Affairs Office of Marine Corps Air looking forward to meeting and working with each of So the commitment we continue to make as de- Clothing Regulations, which regulates civilian attire for all underwear or buttocks as well as those that are excessively to the first place winner. Deadline to enter Station Iwakuni, Japan. you, the members and supporters of our command. fenders of the Constitution is a lasting one: it is an service members who fall under Marine Corps Bases ‘baggy’ or hanging off the buttocks. a pot of chili is Thursday. For more All queries concerning news This is my fourth assignment in Japan, and it is obligation that we must meet 24/7, on or off duty, on Japan’s purview. Clothing which has been cut or otherwise worn in a information, call Debbie Allison at 253- and editorial content should be di- clear that our mission in support of the defense of and off our installations, in our professional and pri- Specifically, that civilian clothing should be worn in manner to present an abbreviated covering or sexually 2255. rected to the Public Affairs Office, Japan and peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific re- vate lives. And it requires us to be consistently com- good taste and not in conflict with accepted attire of the provocative appearance is prohibited. Specifically prohib- Building one, Room 216, MCAS gion is a mission that requires the consistent and com- mitted to upholding the highest principles of our pro- host country. As general guidance, civilian clothes should ited are articles of clothing where the midriff is exposed. Iwakuni, Japan. Call 253-5551. bined efforts of all U.S. forces in Japan, working to- fession of arms, and remaining loyal to these principles, UMUC R EGISTRATION reflect the style, fit and neatness of the Service ‘C’ uniform. Any garment bearing designs, insignias, patches or gether toward a common mission. Our mission suc- even when they may seem unpopular or inconvenient. The order clarifies the following civilian clothing regula- print that may be interpreted to be directly and clearly cess hinges on how effectively we can jointly and seam- That’s moral commitment. If you see a relation between tions: derogatory to any ethnic, racial, religious group, to any Registration for University of The Torii Teller wel- lessly interoperate, with each other, and with our Japa- moral commitment and leadership, it’s no coincidence. Shower shoes, also termed ‘flip-flops,’ booties and bare military service or nation, or to the flag, logo or symbol of Maryland University College Term IV 04- comes Letter to the Editor nese military counterparts. Technical proficiency is even easier to understand, feet are not appropriate and are prohibited away from living any nation is prohibited. 05 is Monday through March 25. Students submissions. Letters must Those who attended my change of command cer- and, again, it applies to how the majority of us oper- quarters except for wear to and at the beach or pool. include a full name and emony heard me speak briefly on the subject of pro- ates. It’s about making a commitment to being the most must take a placement test prior to unit, if applicable. Anony- fessionalism. It is useful for all of us that I offer a few competent individual you can be – both in your pro- registering for Math and English. Courses mous letters and comments will not be published. Let- CHATTERBOX more insights into my command philosophy – that is, how I intend to lead our command, and most impor- fessional and personal conduct – and it’s about taking that competency and applying it to helping others include: History, Astronomy with a lab. and Technical Writing. Stop by Community ters are the opinion of the tant, what I expect from those of you who are assigned within the command reach our common objectives. writer only. Submissions Question: "Who is the most influential woman in your life?" to or support our command. My command philosophy Most important, however, unwavering profession- Service Building, room 110, or call 253- 3494 for more information. can be edited for clarity and boils down to two words: unwavering professional- alism means taking these two principles – moral com- space. Letters can be Lance Cpl. Gunnery Sgt. Sgt. Maj. ism. mitment and technical proficiency – and making them dropped off at the Public Brian Jeffrey Jonathon Daniel J. To put my beliefs in context: each of our uniformed an integral part of our daily lives, and then regularly CORRECTION Affairs Office or sent via e- Dandridge Fleming K. Smith Simons services has core values. Collectively, these values demonstrating it in leading by example every day, all mail to bonidw@iwakuni. Stafford, Milwaukee Salem, Ill. Strykersville, include such characteristics as integrity, service, ex- the time, no matter who may or may not be around to In the “Lejeune, Puller, Basilone, Daly usmc.mil or coakleylj@ cellence, honor, courage, commitment, loyalty, duty see us. Va. N.Y. expected to visit Station” article of the iwakuni.usmc.mil. and respect. These values are founded on what the After more than 30 years of serving in the armed March 4 edition of the Torii Teller it was majority of us believe and can be further boiled down forces, I am convinced that we will succeed beyond to two main principles that support the concept of our highest expectations if each and every one of us stated that the new set of stamps would “Definitely my mother. “Absolutely my mother. It “My wife, she keeps me “My Mother, she taught be issued by the U.S. Postal Service in PSC 561 Box 1868 unwavering professionalism: moral commitment and adopts a commitment to these two principles of unwa- She raised me and stood all started and began with out of trouble and takes me the value of a good May. The set will not be released until FPO AP 96310-0029 technical proficiency. vering professionalism. beside me in everything I her. Without her guid- care of me.” education.” Phone 253-5551 When I say moral commitment, I am talking about If some of this is new to you, that’s okay. You now Nov. 10, to coincide with the Marine Corps did.” ance and strong hand I Fax 253-5554 consistently doing the right thing, both in terms of know about your new commander’s “code of conduct” Birthday. wouldn’t be here.” what society expects of us, as well as what we should see COMMITMENT Page 5 PAGE4 TORII TELLER , MARCH 11, 2005 FEATURE FEATURE TORII TELLER , MARCH 11, 2005 PAGE5 Judge Advocate takes interns to trial Military spouses dare to dream in workshop L ANCE CPL . LUKAS J. BLOM 30 minutes to deliberate. S TORY AND PHOTOS BY this, you can take a lot of good from it. toy is like a Combat Correspondent Each of the juries discussed the L ANCE CPL. L UKAS J. BLOM Set goals that will take you closer to computer situation up until the last seconds Combat Correspondent that vision, you’ve got to have without soft- The Station Judge Advocate Office invited 22 when Cadwalader called the court to somewhere to move forward to.” ware,” a famous Japanese law interns to sit through and observe a order. Follow Your Dreams While You Scherer, a military spouse of 20 quote from Tom mock special court-martial at the Station court- Each of the juries came back with Follow the Military, a workshop for years, along with Kathie Hightower, Peters, in which room, March 3. very different sentences for the military spouses, was held at Yujo military spouse of 26 years, provide the facilitators Marines from SJA acted out the roles of judge, accused; varying from confinement, Hall, March 1, as part of the Spouses this one-day workshop to spouses of used throughout accused, defense attorney and prosecutor while forfeiture of pay and allowances, Learning Series provided by the active-duty service members in an the workshop. the interns sat in as the jury. reduction in pay grade and all the Marine Corps to all Marine spouses. effort to make their life with the The workshop “There are quite a few differences between the way up to a bad conduct discharge. The free workshop, which was military a fulfilling experience. also shed light Japanese legal system and our own,” said Maj. “You all seem to be reasonable open to all Station spouses, focused “The reason we developed this on how the George Cadwalader, Station deputy SJA and the people, well versed in the law, but on how to live a happy and successful workshop is because early on as spouses could judge during the mock trial. “The biggest you can see how different each of life while dealing with the many military wives, we were not happy,” keep focus on difference is they don’t use a jury. They’re going you’re sentences were,” said Lt. Col. challenges and stresses the military said Hightower, who has gone their interests to go to a jury system eventually. The decision Lance Cpl. Lukas J. Blom Charles W. Stubbs, Station judge lifestyle often presents. through 19 moves while married to a and hobbies Kathie Hightower leads the students in reach for the service member. “So, we’ve done a lot while still sky stretches during the Follow Your Dreams While has been made to go to a jury system, but the The Station Judge Advocate Office held a mock special court- advocate. “If everything in your life were only question is how.” Following a short discussion of perfect, what would your life look of research on how to change that. supporting their You Follow The Military workshop. martial for Japanese legal interns to demonstrate how the The Japanese legal process currently grants Uniform Code of Military Justice utilizes a jury. the results, the interns were treated like,” said Holly Scherer, one of the We want people to know there are so spouse. the verdict finding and sentencing power solely to lunch at the Club Iwakuni facilitators of the Follow Your Dreams many resources out there. We want to “I was surprised on how much we amazing thing. It gives you a chance to the judge. The Japanese legal community plans During the pretrial, the accused plead guilty to all Ballroom with the Marines from SJA. Furthermore, workshop. “If you’re able to envision save people from figuring out this should focus on ourselves and our to really see if you accomplished your on implementing the jury into their judicial processes charges while the translator explained the process to they were given a presentation by the Provost lifestyle the hard way. interests. Sometimes we get lost in goals.” in 2010. the jury of interns. Marshal’s Office K-9 unit, Naval Criminal Investiga- We’re in this together.” other peoples activities and forget The Follow Your Dreams While To educate future Japanese lawyers and judges The sentencing hearing was the next and most tion Service and taken to a static display of an F/A- The workshop about ourselves,” said Yvonne Groen, You Follow the Military Workshop is on the jury system, SJA invites groups of interns to anticipated event of the day. The 22 interns were 18C. emphasized having fun at workshop student and military scheduled to visit nearly every base in come aboard the Station four times per year and split into 3 juries so they would all get the chance to “I think the best part of this is to get the interns home as well as at work, spouse. the Marine Corps throughout the year. demonstrates how the Uniform Code of Military experience being on a jury. involved by sitting as jury members,” said and focused on the The workshop was closed with They will then assess the results and Justice utilizes jury members. Though the accused had already admitted his Cadwalader. “It makes it for a much more enjoyable stress relieving and each student writing down three goals determine if the program will be The mock trial kicked off at 10 a.m. with the guilt, the jury was required to determine a fitting and interesting experience for them (interns) and energy gaining quality of they want to accomplish in the next expanded. pretrial hearing. The mock trial depicted a young punishment for the crime and suggest it to the judge. forces them to make a decision on the case. It’s just simple joys and plea- month on an index card and placing it “Having a chance to share our private first class being charged with unauthorized After bringing in witnesses and alibis for both a great way to get them involved in the whole sures. Hula–hoops and in an envelope addressed to them. dreams and goals with each other was leave and wrongful use of a controlled substance. sides of the case, the three juries were given a mere process.” slinkys were brought out The envelopes will be mailed back to a great feeling,” said Groen. “We all The Follow Your Dreams While You Follow for the workshop the students in one month. have dreams inside ourselves, but the Military; a workshop for Military Spouses, students to amuse “When you receive these back in a know we can be more accountable in Station residents, students discuss Iwakuni face-lift held it's day-long course for Station spouses themselves. at Yujo Hall, March 1. “An office without a month, it will feel like you got a letter from God,” said Hightower. “It’s an achieving them.” S TORY AND PHOTOS BY splitting up the students The main areas of L ANCE CPL . LUKAS J. BLOM and volunteers into three opportunity discussed FLAG from Page 1 through the new manual so uniformity is accom- fying me about the order,” said Lance Cpl. Casey C. Combat Correspondent groups that would each were roads, houses, plished; everyone needs to get on the same page, Palka, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 212, F/A-18 make their own assess- streetscapes, lifestyle essary changes have been established to make sure said Allison. It will take some time for everyone to mechanic. “I have been in the Marine Corps for over Two Station residents alongside ments of the aging district. and open spaces. The all military personnel adhere to it. get acquainted to using the fairly new manual, but it a year and have been honoring the flag incorrectly postgraduate students from Hiroshima “We took an area of groups also delved into Marine Corps Recruit Depot’s Parris Island, S.C. has a lot of good information in it that service mem- for the longest time. I’m glad I was told the correct University, Hiroshima Industrial Iwakuni that has been sections used for and San Diego have transitioned the new instruc- bers need to be aware of. way to honor the flag when the national anthem is University and Hiroshima Prefecture problematic from a city regional development, tions into their class procedure so the correct order Most service members on Station just realized played; my hand will go over my heart when I am in Women’s University surveyed the planning standpoint, and areas the city is lacking in is taught to incoming Marines, said Allison. they have been doing it wrong. civilian attire.” Kusunoki District of Iwakuni in an review it and see if there’s as well as treasures the Military personnel need to take the time to go “I was really surprised when I got an e-mail noti- effort to search out revitalization ideas anything that can be city may hold. from different points of view. improved for residents of “It appears this “Our main goal was to asses the city and region as a program may have some T RAVEL from Page 1 vice number that has been set up by the COMMITMENT from Page 3 not accept. Those who cannot find problems and opportunities and come whole,” said Hall, a former impact because it has bank specifically for this purpose. If the self-discipline to maintain the up with suggestions for a plan of city planner for Salt Lake Students of Hiroshi Mano (right), Hiroshima Prefecture been sponsored by the The U.S. Secret Service is conducting (cardholders) have any questions, they can for U.S. Forces, Japan. We can ac- standards of our profession will change,” said Brian Hall, community City. Women’s University professor, make a suggestion on Japanese government,” the investigation, with help from the De- contact the bank. If they would like, they cept no less – from ourselves or not be tolerated within our ranks. resident and workshop participant. The groups stepped off a map of the Iwakuni’s Kusunoki District during a city said Hall. “In the end, like fense Criminal Investigative Service. Offi- may request that the bank cancel the card our counterparts in the profession Thank you for your unwaver- The day’s events began by to survey the district on planning survey, March 2. most planning projects, it cials said that although there has been no and reissue a card to them.” of arms. There is absolutely no ing professionalism. The nation we foot at 10 a.m. comes down to public evidence of criminal activity, release of de- McKay added that consumers should doubt almost every single member serve, the allies we team with, and Each group, being led by you make a change where there is support and money.” tails on the circumstances of the loss could always keep an eye on any credit accounts of U.S. Forces, Japan, understands the tremendous responsibilities we community leaders, such dense populations of homes and This workshop was designed to jeopardize the investigation. they have. “It’s always prudent for any and lives by the standards I have are given to guarantee the credible visited the four different businesses right next to each other. examine and suggest measures to “Indications right now are that it is an acci- cardholder to monitor their monthly state- described. combat capability of the U.S.-Ja- neighborhoods encom- To make any changes, they’re going improve the residential area con- dental event,” McKay said. “The bank has ments (and) dispute any charges they may For the very few who choose a pan Security Alliance demand no passed by Kusunoki. to have to take some of these homes structed by the sprawl development of been monitoring the accounts involved from question, and also it’s important for all of different path, I will not abide stan- less. With digital cameras and businesses out. Obviously that’s the 1950s. the onset, and to date there has been no us to get a credit report at least once a year dards that our force cannot and will in hand, the surveyors a pretty problematic situation.” “This is one of the things that indication of fraudulent activity.” and look at the content of that report,” she snapped shots of Upon completing their survey of makes my experience in Japan so much The information is personal cardholder said. anything they felt could the district, they returned to the richer because it helps me get out into information — names, Social Security num- Bank of America has set up a hot line Nonjudicial Punishment be improved from a city Kusunoki Community Center to the community and meet local people,” bers, addresses and account numbers – on for those affected. The number is (800) 493- planning view, whether analyze their findings. All the said Hall. “I never thought I would magnetic tape. The loss occurred in late 8444. Cardholders who notice irregularities Week of Feb. 28, 2005 residential, business or participant’s photos were printed and have a chance in Japan to get in- December. GSA notified DoD on Jan. 19. in their accounts should call the Bank of An Iwakuni resident of Kusunoki District rakes industrial. given to everyone to view and volved in the city planning process. McKay said the delay was necessary to America at the 800 number printed on the Rank: Private his garden while Station volunteers and post “The densities were discuss. They were then given a large It’s a unique opportunity and I’m protect the integrity of the investigation. back of their cards, McKay said. “If you are Violation: Article 92, underage drinking graduate students from Hiroshima survey the certainly something most sheet of paper and pads of sticky thrilled I found out about it.” “The bank is in the process of notifying an affected cardholder, you may contact Punishment: Forfeiture of half month’s pay for two months, 45 days district to make city planning suggestions to Americans aren’t used notes to write down all the sugges- cardholders of the situation,” McKay said. Bank of America for information on obtain- restriction, 45 days extra prescribed duties. community leaders. to,” said Hall. “How can tions they had for the district. “They will be given a special customer ser- ing a free credit report,” she added. PAGE6 TORII TELLER , MARCH 11, 2005 FEATURE Cpl. Dave Boni Cpl. Dave Boni TOP: A Japanese women lights a candle in prayer wile visiting Miyajima Island. The island offers anyone an opportunity to practice their Shintoism and Buddhism faith. BOTTOM: Miyajima Island offers both a religious Cpl. Dave Boni and fun experience for the whole family. Located at the base of Mount Cpl. Dave Boni A five-story Pagoda, stands for all to see at Miyajima Island. The Pa- Misen, the island awards visitors with breathtaking sites dating back cen- The massive O-Torii Gate is one of the first attractions visitors see while taking the ferryboat to the island. This Torii, the eighth one built since the goda was built in 1407 and is just one of many beautiful attractions on turies. Heian Period (794-1192), was constructed in 1875. The gateway leads to the Itsukushima Shrine, one of the most famous temples in Japan. the island. Beautiful island showcases rich culture CPL. DA BONI VE deer area, the shopping district is the Pagoda, built in 1407. The island also throughout the year on the island. Combat Correspondent next stop where patrons can pick up a offers an aquarium that has sea lion “Miyajima is the site for annual few souvenirs or try one the of many shows throughout the day. events such as the Fire Walking M iyajima Island, located just a restaurants offering Japanese cuisine. The city of Miyajima is located at Festival, Oyster Festival, Fireworks short train ride from the “I came to Miyajima for the the base of Mount Misen. About half Festival and many other events and Station, is one of the many shopping alone,” said Anne Fujii, a way up the mountain, trams are festivals that are fun for the whole must-see tourist attractions while Japanese resident. “The prices aren’t available. A round-trip ticket costs family,” she said. being stationed in Japan. bad, and they have collector items that 1,700 yen and provides an aerial view Yokoyama also said experiencing A beautiful, sacred site of both I can’t seem to find anywhere else.” of the island and access to Monkey the Japanese culture will only benefit a Shintoism and Buddhism, Miyajima is Along the road the O-Torii Gate Park. service member’s tour here. also a daily hub for festivals, events appears, emerging from the water. This Monkey Park is an observatory “ I believe it is a lifetime opportu- and camera-toting visitors. Rich with massive Torii is the eighth one built that provides excellent viewing nity,” she said. “By experiencing and Japanese culture, the island offers a since the Heian Period (794-1192). The opportunities of the local area and knowing other cultures in the world, serenity most have never seen before. gateway leads to the Itsukushima wild monkeys. There are many hiking you will be able to understand and While on a common excursion to Shrine, one of the most famous trails based at the park, including one respect their unique ways. In the the island, a visitor will first have to temples in Japan. The temple offers that leads all the way to the top of the process, it will open your mind to purchase a ferryboat ticket that will visitors an opportunity to tie a prayer mountain and Mount Misen Observa- break stereotypes about other bring them to the island. A round trip (a small piece of wood with a prayer tory. cultures. It brings a great feeling to ticket by train costs 980 yen, which written on it) to the shrine in hopes of According to Taeko Yokoyama, learn something new and the fascina- Official Torii Teller photo also includes the ferry. Once on the it coming true. The temple is also used Marine Corps Community Services tion never ends. I hope service ABOVE: There are many temples and shrines in Miyajima still decorated the way they were island, deer can be seen roaming for ceremonies such as samurai Marine and Family Services Division members and their families go out and when first built. RIGHT: By hanging their wishes in the yards of temples and shrines, the Japa- around. The deer are harmless and can demonstrations. youth cultural coordinator, service have wonderful times while they are in nese believe certain gods will answer their prayers. be fed food bought from a vendor. Further down the road more members here need to take advantage Japan.” After making a path through the temples appear as well as a five-story of the various events that occur Official Torii Teller photo PAGE8 TORII TELLER , MARCH 11, 2005 FEATURE C LASSIFIED TORII TELLER , MARCH 11, 2005 PAGE9 COMMUNITY BRIEFS Wine tasting impresses Station palates TORII TELLER CLASSIFIED ADS To submit your ads or announcements: Torii Teller priority basis. Deadline for briefs is noon Thursday. Torii CHRO accepts ads/announcements from nonprofit organizations Teller reserves the right to edit to fit space. Stop by CHRO Training S TORY AND PHOTOS BY Station command- and groups only. Briefs run on space-available and time- Building 1, Room 216 to fill out a form. n New Employees Orientation: Wednesday, 8 a.m. L ANCE CPL. CRISTIN K. BARTTER ing officer, to 4:30 p.m. Combat Correspondent expressing hopes n Supervisor’s Role in Human Resources Man- for everyone AUTOMOBILES Toyota Celica, 1994, JCI fun, JCI until Aug. 2005, Jackson at 253-3549 dwh agement: April 11-14, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. S tation residents enjoyed the present to have a until July 2006, $2,000 obo. $2,800 obo. Call George or 253-2986 awh. For more information and nominations, call 253-6828 or bittersweet tastes of different good night with Nissan March, 1996, 2 Call Gene Garland at 253- Jacoby at 090-3175-7317 send e-mail to email@example.com. Classes wines at the 4th Annual Winter friends and fellow door, auto, A/C, AM/FM/ 3419 dwh or 253-2132 awh. or 0829-32-6677 awh. OTHER ITEMS will be held at CHRO training room. Building one, Room Wine Tasting Festival at the Club service members. cassette, JCI until April 102. Iwakuni Ballroom, Saturday. With a toast of 2005, $1,100. Call Paul Mazda, MS-8, 1 9 9 5 , 4 Honda 250xR Enduro, Misc., l o v e c o u c h a n d Representatives and vendors from Japanese sake, Feldmann at 253-5074 door sedan, auto, A/C, 1999, 250cc, excellent seat, 1 year old, paid MCCS around the globe gathered to en- everyone was dwh or 253-2029 awh. new tires & CV joints, JCI condition, many extras, $1,300, excellent shape, lighten the palates of over 200 guests permitted to take until Sept. 2007, $2,200. bought for $2,700 last $700; Japanese wooden Club Iwakuni with a diverse selection of wines his or her wine Toyota Townace, 1995, 8 Call Paul Feldmann at 253- year, JCI until Aug. 2005, Tansus. Call Cynthia n La Fiesta: Saturday, 7 p.m. in the ballroom. Free ranging from places like America, glass and taste the passenger, runs great, CD 5074 dwh or 253-2029 awh. $1,700. Call Maj. Lukehart O’Donnell at 253-2778. chips, salsa, and dance lessons. $5 advance tickets player, clean, great for at 253-4606 dwh or 253- are on sale at the Staff NCO Cash Cage. On event Australia and Argentina. wide variety of family car, JCI until May Nissan Rasheen, 1995, 4 2338 awh. Misc., JVC DVD player, re- day, tickets at the door cost $10. Call 253-3727 for “We bring in different vendors wines present. 2007, $2,300. Call Leilani cylinder, new spare tire, quires s-video cable, $30; details. from around the world with different As the night at 253-2970. large sunroof, JCI until Harley Davidson Ultra new Lamaze mobile, retail n NCO Appreciation Night: Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. in kinds of wines; red, white, rose base, progressed, Nov. 2006, $3,500. Call Glide Classic, 1988, many $50, $25; Whoozie toys, for the Staff NCO Club. Uniform of the day required. we want to give everyone a sample of instead of focus- Alfa Romeo 145, 1997, 5 George Jacoby at 090- extras, JCI until April 2005, all retail $50, $15; car seat, wines throughout the world,” said ing on the next For more information, call 253-5416. speed FF, 124,000km, Eu- 3175-7317 or 0829-32-6677 $7,500 obo. Call Sean or $5. Call Tina at 253-2498. n Comedy Showcase: Comedy Showcase starring Chris R. Braswell, Club Iwakuni wine to taste, ropean handling, comfort awh. Jolyn at 253-5549 dwh or catering manager. Station residents Lahna Turner. Wednesday, free and open to all ranks with hatchback practical- 253-2291 awh. Misc., b l u e 2 7 ” b i k e , The festival began with welcoming focused more on in the Club Ballroom. Adults only. Doors open at 8 ity, powerful, reliable, JCI Isuzu Mu 4x4, 1991, barely used, brand new in words from Col. Michael A. Dyer, getting to know Mike Kelly (right), Military Forces International representative, pours a glass of wine 2,800cc, 37,000km, diesel p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. For further details, call until July 2006, $6,000 Honda Nighthawk, 1995, October, light, basket, U- their fellow for Staff Sgt. Edgar N. Duncan, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron retail store 253-3727. obo. Call Matt at 253-4385 engine, great running 750cc, red & black, no JCI, lock, helmet, reflective service manager, at the Wine Tasting Festival, Saturday. dwh or 090-9508-0183. truck, good for off-roading $500 obo. Call MGySgt. belt, $100 obo; 2 month n Saint Patrick’s Day Lunch Buffet in the Ball- members old cell phone with room: Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Featuring boiled surrounding them. sushi, crab cakes, charger, cost $60 new, will potatoes with cabbage and lamb stew. n Saint Patrick’s Day Party in All Lounges: “Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves,” said fruit with melted chocolate, and Here Kitty, Kitty... take best offer ASAP. Call Lt. Cmdr. McFarland at Thursday, 5-11:30 p.m. Green beer in all lounges, Sergeant Maj. David M. Allison, crackers and cheese 253-4624 dwh or 253-7288 open faced Reuben sandwiches, specialty drinks, Station sergeant major, and wine along with other awh. hats, t-shirts and key chains. connoisseur. “It was a really treats. good time for the community to “The food was JOB OPENINGS MCX (253-5641) n Home & Electronic Sale: Now through March get together and talk. It was fantastic,” said CHRO 20, receive discounts on camcorders, CD micro sys- more of a social gathering than Allison. “I tried just English instructors are tems and more. anything else. Everybody was about everything needed. For details, call n Saint Patrick’s Day Sale: Thursday standing around talking and they have out there.” Keiko Hironaka at 253- having a good time.” For entertainment, 4344 or send e-mail to Single Marine Program (253-3585) With the diverse amount of Japanese music was hironakak. n Dominos Tournament: Sunday, 6 p.m. Prizes for wines available; guests could played with kotos (a firstname.lastname@example.org. first, second and third place winners. get a wide variety of tastes. Japanese style harp) Katsuki Hironaka plays her koto, a traditional n Halo 2 Tournament: March 19, 6 p.m. Winner “I really favored the German and a flute. The Japanese instrument, in the Club Iwakuni ball- New Parent Support takes all. No entry fee. Sign-up. wines because they had a more music was another room for the 4th Annual Wine Tasting Festival. Program sweet and fruity flavor to them,” additive along with Administrative assistant, Youth & Teen Center (253-6454) said Sgt. Amber Castro, Head- the elegant décor of the ballroom that “Everything was really wonderful Lance Cpl. Cristin K. Bartter with high school diploma, n Sasebo Naval Base Trip: March 19, 7 a.m. to 11 quarters and Headquarters included bamboo trees, ice sculptures throughout the night,” said Dyer. Devon, 6, (left) and Mallory Kirby, 9, cut the ribbon at the grand good computer skills and p.m. Sign-up before Thursday. Squadron combat photographer. and soft lighting that everyone “The décor in the ballroom was more opening ceremony of the Sanrio Hello Kitty section in the Ma- experience in office ad- The wines available may enjoyed. Compared to other wine than anticipated when compared to rine Corps Exchange. ministration, is needed. Stress Management Class Different wines could be purchased have been the highlight of the tasting festivals, Iwakuni went above other wine tasting festivals. It was the Call 253-6553 for details. Wednesday, 1-2 p.m. Call 253-4526 for more informa- during the night at the Wine Tasting night, but the food was also a and beyond Station resident’s décor at this wine tasting that took the tion. Festival. hit. Guests were served pastas, expectations. cake from others.” Life Insurance for Military Veterans MOVIE SCHEDULE (PG); 2 p.m./8 p.m. The Little Black Book (PG-13); 11 Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. For details, call 253-6439. p.m./5 a.m.Proof Of Life (R); 2 a.m. Ballistic: Ecks Vs. OUT THE GATE a peach blossoms display Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shukkeien Park in Hiroshima City. An admission fee is paintings, called Suibokuga, a type of monochrome India ink painting, by Kason Ishida at the Iwakuni City SAKURA THEATER F RIDAY - 7 p.m. Coach Carter (PG-13); 10 p.m. Assault on Sever (R) SATURDAY - 11 a.m./5 p.m. Black Knight (PG-13); 2 p.m./8 p.m. Sky Captain And the World Of Tomorrow (PG); 11 Ten Steps to Federal Employment Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Learn effective writing and format- ting tips for federal job applications. Call 253-6439 for Note: Japanese who do not required. For more details, call 082- Central Library March 18 through Precinct 13 (R) p.m./5 a.m. Secret Window (PG-13); 2 a.m. Cape Fear (R) details. SATURDAY - 1 p.m. Racing Stripes (PG); 4 p.m. In Good SUNDAY - 11 a.m./5 p.m. Yu-Gi-Oh! (PG); 2 p.m./8 p.m. speak English may answer the 221-3620. April 19. The library is closed Mon- Company (PG-13); 7 p.m.; Assault on Precinct 13 (R); 10 50 First Dates (PG-13); 11 p.m./5 a.m. Soul Plane (R); 2 OTHER phone numbers provided. days and March 20. Admission is p.m. Closer (R) a.m. The Sweetest Thing (R) Hepatica Display free. Call 31-0046 for details. SUNDAY - 4 p.m. In Good Company (PG-13); 7 p.m. MONDAY - 11 a.m./5 p.m. Beverly Hillbillies (PG); 2 p.m./8 Japanese Language Classes for Spring 2005 Yanai “Parasol Shop” Market There will be a display of hepatica Coach Carter (PG-13) p.m. Vanity Fair (PG-13); 11 p.m./5 a.m. The Missing The Yamaguchi International Exchange Association is MONDAY - 7 p.m. Assault on Precinct 13 (R) (R); 2 a.m. Death To Smoochy (R) A market, selling toys, recycled plants at Kanmuriyama Sogo Park Yamaguchi Prefectural Police De- TUESDAY - 7 p.m. Coach Carter (PG-13) sponsoring Japanese language courses for foreigners. The TUESDAY - 11 a.m./5 p.m. Chasing Liberty (PG-13); 2 p.m./ courses cover three months. For more information, call items, clothes, stationeries, food and in Hikari City Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 partment Band Concert W EDNESDAY - 7 p.m. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (R) 8 p.m. The Bourne Supremacy (PG-13); 11 p.m./5 a.m. Public Affairs Office, Yukie Wada at 253-5344 or e-mail more, is scheduled Sunday, 10 a.m. p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It This event will take place Satur- THURSDAY - 7 p.m. White Noise (PG-13) Ali (R); 2 a.m. Star Gate (R) to email@example.com to 4 p.m. along the street in front of will not be cancelled in case of rain. day, 2-4:30 p.m. at the concert hall This schedule is submitted by the Sakura Theater and is W EDNESDAY - 11 a.m./5 p.m. Confessions Of A Teenage JR Yanai Train Station. Call 0820- Admission is free. Call 0833-74-3311 in Sinfonia Iwakuni. Admission is subject to change. For show times call the Sakura Theater Drama Queen (PG); 2 p.m./8 p.m. Without A Paddle (PG- AAS Spring Fling ‘05 Dance at 253-5291. 13); 11 p.m./5 a.m. Suspect Zero (R); 2 a.m. The Mexican African American Society Spring Fling ‘05 Dance will be 22-3731 for more information. for details. free. Complimentary tickets, which (R) held March 19, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Club Iwakuni ball- are available at the Iwakuni Police MCTV CHANNEL 19 THURSDAY - 11 a.m./5 p.m. The Cat In The Hat (PG); 2 room A. Tickets are available through any AAS member. Shukkeien Park Ink Painting Display Department, are required. Call 24- p.m./8 p.m. Dodgeball (PG); 11 p.m./5 a.m. Blow (R); 2 Call AAS president, Hayes at 253-5019 or 253-7974 for There will be a tea ceremony and Visitors can view Japanese ink 0110 for further information. F RIDAY - 11 a.m./5 p.m. Around The World In 80 Days a.m. American Wedding (R) more information. PAGE10 TORII TELLER , MARCH 11, 2005 C OMMUNITY BRIEFS S PORTS TORII TELLER , MARCH 11, 2005 PAGE11 Nihongo de... CHAPEL RELIGIOUS SERVICES Roman Catholic Saturday 4:30 p.m. Confession Station massages rub out stress 5:30 p.m. Mass S TORY AND PHOTOS BY Gym, who each give massage which Sunday L ANCE CPL. CRISTIN K. BARTTER different types of stimulates the bodies 8:45 a.m. Mass Combat Correspondent massages to Station energy flow to 10:05 a.m. CCD residents. alleviate pain and Protestant The human touch has the power to One of the more treating illnesses; the Sunday heal and help the body with illnesses popular types of warm stone massage 9 a.m. Sunday School & Adult and ailments. Massage therapy, also bodywork is the rhythmically mas- Bible Fellowships known as bodywork, is a type of Swedish massage. sages away tension 10:15 a.m. Non-Denominational communication through touch and a The whole body and calms the spirit; Christian Worship way to benefit Station residents by massage promotes and the Thai massage 10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Adult enhancing their physical and mental relaxation by reliev- brings the body to Bible Fellowships health. ing muscle tension life through pressure 11:45 a.m. Gospel Worship Service Marine Corps Community Services and improving and manipulative Cooperative Chapel Ministries Semper Fit provides four certified circulation through- strokes. Wednesday massage therapists at the IronWorks out the body. It is a Although a person 6:30 p.m. AWANA Children’s massage that can choose which Program consists of long massage they prefer, 3rd Saturday strokes, kneading Moriko Kotani, gives a relaxation massage to Tomoko Kawaoka bodywork is not for 8 a.m. Men’s Fellowship Breakfast and friction tech- at the Health Fair. This massage is known to relax people into people who are 1st Thursday niques on the exterior a deep slumber. suffering from 6 p.m. Protestant Women of the layers of the muscle uncontrollable high Chapel that lowers blood pressure, reduces known as a sports massage, empha- blood pressure, a contagious skin stress, enhances flexibility and sizes the prevention and healing of disease, pregnant in their first trimes- LAY LED RELIGIOUS SERVICES relieves asthma symptoms along with injuries. The sports massage is ter, or have any other illnesses and other ailments. designed to help a person reach their ailments that a doctor wouldn’t Jewish Friday “If you’re coming in for your first peak performance level for any recommend a massage to help with. 6 p.m. Shabbat Service time, you want to start off with the physical activity. A few of the benefits During massage sessions, a basic Swedish massage and then are an increase of flexibility, preven- person can undress to their comfort Seventh-Day Adventist move into other modalities,” said Sara tion of injuries and reduction of level and they will always be covered 2nd & 4th Saturday 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School/Worship Perez, IronWorks Gym massage soreness of the body. The “it hurts so with a sheet. Although, if a person Episcopal therapist. good” sports massage benefits the schedules a Thai massage it is When it comes to people who person differently if they have one recommended that they wear loose Sunday 7 p.m. Worship Service suffer from certain ailments like neck before or after a strenuous activity. fitting clothes. Church of Christ problems, the amount of pressure For people training for events like a The length of a massage ranges on Sunday during the massages depends on how triathlon who want to have a sports whether a person wants a specific part the muscles respond to what they massage, it is recommended that the of their body worked or a full body 10:30 a.m. Worship Service ABOVE: Angela Cardella, mas- need and don’t need, said Miki person start getting them about six massage. For a specific part of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day sage therapist, gives a Thai mas- Nakamura, IronWorks Gym massage months before the event, said Angela body, the massage therapists at the Saints sage to Darrel J. Johnson, Mobile therapist. Cardella, IronWorks Gym massage IronWorks Gym suggest at least a 30- Weekdays Calibration Complex aviation cali- The therapeutic massage, also therapist. A person’s body is going to minute session for $25. To get a full 6:30 a.m. Seminary bration electrician, at the 2005 react to a massage differently and body massage, they advise at least 60 Sunday Semper Fit Hawaiian Style Health will affect their performance, so it minutes for $40. To get the full 1 a.m. Priesthood, Relief Society & and Fitness Fair. RIGHT: The is best to have them early to see benefits from a massage they advise a Sunday School amount of pressure used depends how beneficial bodywork is to person to schedule an hour and a half 3 p.m. Sacrament Meeting on each person and how much them. session for $55. It is also highly OTHER SERVICES they can handle. The massage Other massages available at recommended that anyone who wants therapists at the IronWorks gym the gym include the lymphatic to partake in a massage take a shower Islamic not only listen to what a massage massage that detoxifies the body before his or her appointment. Friday goer needs, but also to how their promoting better health and To schedule a massage at the 12 p.m. Prayer body reacts to the touch. immune system; the Shiatsu IronWorks Gym call 253-6359. To confirm current schedule of services at the Marine Memorial Chapel, call 253-3371. Mess Hall Lunch Menus IWAKUNI SPORTS SCENE ADULT GYMNASTICS CLASS MIKURADAKE HIKE Week Of March 14-18 Broccoli Combo, Cheese Biscuits Chips, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Special Irish Beef Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Classes cost $50 per month and are held in Saturday, 7 a.m. This is a moderate to difficult hike. Sign-up for $15 at Monday – Baked Chicken and Rice, Roast Turkey, Wednesday – Cream of Broccoli, Chili Mac, Grilled Stew, Beer Batter Fish Fillets, Irish Potato Casserole, the IronWorks Gym Aerobics Room. For further information, call 253- IT&T. Call 253-3822 for more information. Lyonnaise Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Cheese, Tempura Fried Fish, Macaroni and Cheese, Irish Heritage Cabbage, Irish Spicy Corn Bread 6883. Carrots, Chicken Gravy, Hot Dinner Rolls Oven Glo Potatoes, Broccoli Polonaise, Peas and Friday – Crab Cakes, Chicken Vega, Parsley Butter Tuesday – Chuck Wagon Stew, Cajun Catfish, INTRAMURAL SOFTBALL Mushrooms Potatoes, Steamed Carrots, Corn on the Cob, Dinner Potatoes Au Gratin, Steamed Rice, Glazed Carrots, Thursday – St. Patrick’s Day menu; Classic Fish and Rolls YOUTH BASEBALL Coaches meet Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. in the IronWorks Gym Wellness Room. Registration is open now through March 18 for $30. Sign-up at the For further details, call 253-5777. IronWorks Gym front desk. Late registration, March 19 to April 2, will cost M. C. Perry School Lunch Menus $40. Call 253-3239 for details. 39TH ANNUAL JAPANESE & AMERICAN GOODWILL KINTAI MARATHON Week Of March 14-18 Seasoned Green Beans, Brownie, Milk April 24, 10 a.m. Station residents and family members sign-up for $15 Monday – Cheese Pizza, Tossed Garden Salad, Ranch Dressing, Thursday – Chicken Sandwich, Carrot & Celery Stick, Ranch TREADWALL ORIENTATION at the IronWorks Gym front desk before April 11. The race starts at the Chilled Peaches, Rice Krispie Treat, Milk Dressing, Crispy Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit, Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m. Learn how to challenge yourself in a whole IronWorks Gym and is also open to local residents. 3-man and 4-man teams Tuesday – Hamburger on a Bun, Lettuce, Tomato & Pickles, Milk new way. This free class takes place in the IronWorks Gym Weight Room. may be formed by SOFA status individuals. Air bouncers for children, cot- Curly Fries, Awesome Applesauce, Rice Krispie Treat, Milk Friday – Chicken Burrito, Lettuce & Tomato, Spanish Rice, Sign-up is not required. See the IronWorks Gym front desk. For details, call ton candy, snow cones, balloon clowns, food and much more are featured Wednesday – Fish Sticks, Savory Tater Tots, Dinner Roll, Fresh Fruit, Brownie, Milk 253-6359. as part of the event. Call 253-6359 for more information. PAGE12 TORII TELLER , MARCH 11, 2005 S PORTS Lakennya Hendrix (left), Hikaru Aburto (middle) and Monica Roberts (right), along with the Matthew C. Perry Elementary School Hula Danc- ers, kicked off the 2005 Semper Fit Hawaiian Style Health and Fitness Fair at the IronWorks Gym, March 5, with an elegant performance. IronWorks gets tropical for Health fair S TORY AND PHOTOS BY Station Dental and the Chaplain’s Office were among Style Health and Fitness Fair at the IronWorks Gym, L ANCE CPL . LUKAS J. BLOM March 5. the many contributing organizations. Combat Correspondent More than 300 guests of the annual health Event goers were also able to get their choles- terol levels, body fat percentage and blood pressure conscious fair enjoyed a wide variety of activities and demonstrations, given by the IronWorks Gymmeasured. S tation residents dressed in Hawaiian style shirts with colorful leis around their necks “Health and wellness is not just physical, we staff, in an effort to spark healthier lifestyles for traded in the chilly winter weather for the Station residents. wanted to get all around aspects and let the commu- warm atmosphere of the 2005 Semper Fit Hawaiian nity know what’s available,” said Scott. “This is a great time for people to get out of the As well as the many booths, numerous demon- cold weather and enjoy some activities they may not have known were out there,” said Billie Scott,strations were given to the crowd to preview classes and programs that are offered at IronWorks Gym. Semper Fit health promotions director. “We want to Demonstrations of the indoor cycling, kickboxing, promote healthy lifestyles to the base community.” step aerobics, abdominals, gymnastics and Aikido The main gym was packed with 19 booths each classes were given to the attentive crowd. representing a different organization that could “It was really interesting to see how the provide healthier lifestyles for the Station resident’s mind, body and soul. female instructors could do the exercises and make them look easy, while the men struggled,” Marine Family Services, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, Boys and Girls Club, Educational said Phillip E. Sawyer, DARE volunteer. “The Developmental Intervention Services, SubstanceAikido demonstration was pretty cool too.” Abuse Counseling Center, Branch Health Clinic, The push-up contest drew a small crowd who watched the competitors, ranging from three years old to 45, pump out as many push ups as possible in two minutes. Walking away with the first place medal was Justice Lasyone, who forced out 89 push- ups. Guests were also able to enter into a raffle to win bicycles, trips to Space World, Universal Studios Japan and other various prizes. “The fair went very well this year,” said Scott. “We had a great turn out, and LEFT: Brandon S. Davis pedals for effect during the Spin Class some great programs to demonstration. ABOVE: Hiroko Chiea (left) demonstrates how to offer the community.” properly work out abs during her Abs Class demonstration.
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