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									   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.
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                                           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
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                                           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,”
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                                           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
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                                        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.

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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
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                                        intent of Marine Corps Bases Japan Order 1020.2A, Civilian        prohibited are trousers that expose any portion of the
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                                        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
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                                        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
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                                        feet are not appropriate and are prohibited away from living      any nation is prohibited.                                                                                                                                                                          05 is Monday through March 25. Students
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          that competency and applying it to helping others
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   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
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                                                                                                                                                                            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
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      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
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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.
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                                                                            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


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           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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               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.


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       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 shiomuram.jp@iwakuni.usmc.mil. 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                                                                                                                                                                 jp@iwakuni.usmc.mil.             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 waday.jp@iwakuni.usmc.mil
                                        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.
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     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.
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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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