Camp Zama Dining FacilityApril 28 Supper 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. $6.40 Clam Chowder / Vegetable Beef Soup Pineapple Chicken / Beef and Corn Pie Steamed Rice / Oven Brown PotatoesSeasoned Corn / Seasoned Green Beans
Camp Zama Dining Facility April 29 Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5.20Omelet / Boiled Eggs / French Toast / Biscuits/ Hominy Grits Creamed Beef / Bacon / Hashed Brown Potatoes Chicken Noodle Soup / Cream of Mushroom Soup Yankee Pot Roast / Teriyaki Chicken Rice Pilaf / Oven Roasted Potatoes Seasoned Corn / Seasoned Italian Blend
Camp Zama Dining Facility April 29 Supper 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. $6.40Chicken Noodle Soup / Cream of Mushroom Soup Penne & Cheese Sauce with Sausage Salisbury Steak Steamed Rice / Mashed Potatoes Seasoned Carrots Seasoned Mixed California
3-11 Commemoration CeremonyMembers of the Camp Zama community are invited toattend a ceremony in recognition and respect for the liveslost and the strength of our strong and collaborativerelationship with our Self-Defense Force partners duringthe Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.To commemorate this occasion, during the ceremonythree roads on Camp Zama will be renamed; Sendai,Ishinomaki, and Tomodachi.
3-11 Commemoration Ceremony Date: 2 p.m., April 25Place: In front of the Camp Zama Dining Facility
Directorate of Emergency Services 1st Avenue between Headquarters Road and CStreet will be closed. Also closed will be B Street, adjacent to the Dining Facility, on the following dates: April 24 to 25 1 to 5:30 p.m.
Veterans BenefitsThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Overseas Military Services Coordinator will be returning to the Camp Zama Transition Service Center Bldg 102, Room M-107 on May 3 & 4.For appointments to discuss Veterans Benefits please call 263-3940 or 263-3513/046-407-3940 or 3513 Don’t delay, appointments are limited!
Sergeant Audie Murphy ClubDo you have what it takes to lead from the front? Requirements: Corporal to Sergeant first class in a Leadership Position. Current Army Physical Fitness Test (recommend 250 or above).
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Requirements:Meet the Army Height and Weight standards.Current Weapon Qualification (6 months).Recommendation from your Direct Leadership.
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club For more information 263-5673/046-407-5673 263-5003/046-407-5003
Directorate of Emergency Services Sagami Depot DBIDS officeWill have limited services on the following date: Date: April 27 Time: 8 a.m. to noon & 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Road Closure A portion of Pine Tree Road, near Camp Zamas Gate 4,is scheduled to be closed for cutting overgrown tree branches: Date: 9 to 11 a.m., April 13 For more information: 263-3723/046-407-3723
End of Heating Season The transition from the heating to coolingseason will begin on April 23. This will allow DPW to prepare the air-conditioning systems for the upcoming cooling season scheduled to start in May.
Yano Fitness Center Renovations on the swimming pool at Yano Fitness Center are complete, and the pool will reopen on April 17. Operation HoursMonday through Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For any further information 263-4664/3348 or 046-407-4664/3348
Earth Day 2012Flowers will be given away to housing residents at your local Self-Help stores: April 19 to 29 For more information: 263-4647/046-407-4647
Earth Day 2012Camp Zama Self-Help flower giveaway schedule: April 19 to 29 Thursday to Sunday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. For more information: 263-4647/046-407-4647
Earth Day 2012Sagamihara Family Housing Area Self-Help flower giveaway schedule: April 19 to 29 Thursday to Monday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. For more information: 267-6675/042-869-6675
Earth Day 2012 Sagami General DepotSelf-Help flower giveaway schedule April 21 to 29 Saturday to Wednesday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. For more information: 268-4512/042-869-4512
Warrant Officer RecruitingThe Special Operations Recruiting Battalion will be at Camp Zama to brief on qualifications and application procedures to service membersinterested in becoming U.S. Army warrant officers. Date: April 23 and 24 Location: Room 309, Education Center For more information: (253) 590-3242 or (253) 590-3422
Driving in Japan OrientationApril 6 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Building #102, Room A-205.Special Class for Zama High School StudentsApril 19 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.Building #457, Right Wing, Camp Zama Community Club.April 26 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Building #102, Room A-205. For more information: 263-3627 or 3671 046-407-3627 or 3671
Civilian Fitness Program Lose weight, get fit, decrease stress, feel better, sleepbetter using up to 3 hours duty time per week for physicalactivity in this command sponsored fitness and wellness education program. When: 8 a.m., May 2, 3, 4, 2012 Where: Yano Fitness Gym For more information: 263-2004/046-407-2004
Kids Festival 2012Because April is the “Month of the Military Child" and "Child Abuse Prevention Month", NAF Atsugis Family Fleet Support Center is sponsoring a Kids Festival. Children of all ages are invited. Date: 9 a.m. to noon, April 21 Place: Ranger Gymnasium For more information: 264-3372/046-407-3372.
First Aid, CPR, AED Training 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 19 Camp Zama Red Cross Training Room 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 12 NAF Atsugi Red Cross Training Room www.RedCross.orgFor more information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
CPR & AED Training 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31 Camp Zama Red Cross Training Room 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thurseday, May 10 NAF Atsugi Red Cross Training Room www.RedCross.orgFor more information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED NAF Atsugi Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. www.RedCross.org INFO: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Camp Zama Saturday, April 21, 2012 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.RedCross.org For more information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course Camp Zama April 27 to 28, 2012 Pre-Registration is required For more Information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
Babysitter’s Training NAF Atsugi Saturday, April 21, 2012 8 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-Registration is required www.RedCross.orgFor more information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED NAF Atsugi Saturday, May 12, 2012 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.RedCross.org INFO: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED NAF Atsugi Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Pre-Registration is required www.RedCross.org For more information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Scarce funding and the reality of shrinking budgetshas become a fact of life for USAG-J. The applicationof LSS will enable us to find the most efficient ways toperform our current processes. It’s basically a tool kit that enables an organization to streamline business practices to make them more efficient and effective.
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) We need your assistance in helping the Garrisonidentify and eliminate wasteful practices to become a more efficient and effective Garrison. If you have some ideas for improvements in your area, or for more information, please contact 263-5178/ 046-407-5178
National Prayer BreakfastDate: May 3, 2012Time: 7 a.m.Place: Camp Zama Community ClubFree breakfast buffet tickets will be made available through the Garrison Chaplain’s office at 263-4898/046-407-4898
Purple UpApril is the Month of the Military Child, a time to honor youth impacted by deployment.New Hampshire Operation: Military Kids (OMK), part of the 4-H Youth Development program ofUNH Cooperative Extension, invites you to wear purple on April 13th as a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices.
Yano Fitness Center Information The Yano Fitness Center’s swimming pool will be closed for annual maintenance. Date: March 19 to April 19
Advance Fee Increase The CITIBANK ATM/CASH advance fee will increase from 2% to 2.2%. This change is effective on the following dates for the service indicated.U.S. Air Force effective on April 22, 2012,Department of Defense agencies effective on April 23, 2012,U.S. Navy and Marine corps effective on May 6, 2012,U.S. Army effective on May 11, 2012.
TSA Pre-Check On March 20, 2012 TSA is expanding its Pre-Check program to service members flying out of DCA (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport),which means members with active CACs will receive expedited security screening.
UA Pet Safe Program (Civilians Only) United Airlines has changed its flat rate for pets checked as baggage. The new policy requires these pets to travel as cargo. This change couldmean paying up to $4,000. AD military was granted an exception through May 31, 2012 For more information: 263-7180/046-407-7180
Household Good Shipments Made Easy You can schedule a household goods pick up from the privacy of your living room. Visit www.move.mil to gain access to the Defense Personal Property System (DPS) orcontact the Area Transportation Office, Personal Property Section at 263-3709/046-407-3709 for more information.
Household Goods PCS TIPS• Receive PCS orders• Estimate your weight• Plan pickup dates with flexibility• Schedule pickups early• Change dates as a last resort• Dispose of unnecessary items• Know your shipping entitlements
Commissary Closure Due to the annual commissary inventory, the stores will be closed on the following dates:Sagamihara Commissary: April 9 and 10Camp Zama: April 25 and 26Sagami Depot: April 3
Camp Zama Tax Center Service Dates: Jan 25 – June 15 Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Including Training Holidays & Sergeant’s Time TrainingFor more information: 263-4698/ 046-407-4698
Postal Service InformationThe U.S. Postal Service will increasepostal rates by 2.1% for most of theirmail services starting January, 2012. For more information: 263-5101/046-407-5101
Road ClosureA portion of 1st Avenue near the Camp Zama gas station will be closed for the below date: March 2012 to October 2013This will require drivers wanting to go north or south past thisportion of the road to take a detour. A number of detour signswill be in place at different locations to properly direct drivers. For more information: 263-4907/046-407-4640
Army Civilian Record Brief The CRB is a one-page report of your critical human resources data. It contains informationretrieved from the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System, which is the authoritative source of HR data for DoD civilian employees, and from other sources you may update yourself via online self-service applications.
Army Civilian Record Brief To learn more about the Civilian Record Brief,please check out the IMCOM YouTube Videos at: http://46q.us/crb
Veterans BenefitsSeparating or retiring within the next 12-24 months?
Veterans BenefitsDon’t miss out on the benefits you’re entitled to! The Department of Veterans Affairs OverseasMilitary Services Coordinator visits Camp Zamamonthly to provide veteran benefits information to active duty/retired soldiers and their familymembers as well as other veterans and surviving spouses.
Veterans Benefits The VA Representative provides a detailed briefing on benefits and is also available for individual appointments. For an appointment orfurther information, please contact the Transition Services Center at 263-5076/3513/3940
TRICARE Update1. MetLife - New TRICARE Dental Program carrier Effective May 1, MetLife will begin providing dental coverage to more than 2 million family members of uniformed service active duty personnel, members of the Selected Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve, their eligible family members, and survivors.
TRICARE Update2. MetLife Electronic Funds Transfer Notice to Beneficiaries. TRICARE Dental Program enrollments will be automatically transferred when MetLife takes over the TDP contract in May 2012. EFTs previously used for monthly payments wont automatically transfer. .
TRICARE UpdateAround March 21, TRICARE Dental Program enrollees will receive a letter from MetLife explaining this, along withinstructions on how to transfer their EFT and credit card for direct payments.
TRICARE UpdateTDP enrollees can contact the following MetLife after March 21 at: 1-855-MET-TDP1 (1-855-638-8371) (CONUS) 1-855-MET-TDP2 (1-855-683-8372) (OCONUS)
USA MEDDAC-Japan Hours of Operation7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.(except Thursday and weekends)1 to 4:30 p.m. (Thursday) In accordance with USARJ Cir 600-3 2.c.(3) the clinic is closed on USARJ training holidays.
USA MEDDAC-Japan Our nurse consult telephone line remains available at all times at: 263-4127/046-407-4127If anyone has a medical emergency on Camp Zama, please call 911/ 046-407-2911
USA MEDDAC-Japan For an emergency off of Camp Zama,please call 119 and say "Kyukyu" to initiate medical emergency services.To book an appointment, visit www.tricareonline.com anytime, or call 263-4175/ 046-407-4175 during duty hours.
American Red CrossWe are conducting a First Aid/ CPR/ AED Instructor Course at Camp Zama. Date: April 27 and 28 Pre-Registration is required For more information 263-3166/046-407-3166
Are You Ready to Quit Tobacco? We are here to help! Call 263-2004/5050 or 046-407-2004/5050 to make an appointment.Sponsored by: Community Health Promotion Council, (CHPC), MEDDAC-J
What is Defense Biometric identification System? DBIDS is a DoD-owned and operated system developed by Defense Manpower Data Center as a force protection program to manage personnel, property and installation access at DoD installations.
What is Defense Biometric identification System? DBIDS is a networked database system designed to easily verify access authorization of personnel entering military bases by using barcode and fingerprint biometric identification.
DBIDS Registration Camp Zama April 16 to April 20Directorate of Logistics, Public Affairs Office, Staff Judge Advocate and SOFA-sponsored family members. April 23 to April 27 Directorate of Public Works and SOFA-sponsored family members.
DBIDS Registration Camp Zama April 30 to May 4Japan Engineer District, Japanese Employment & Service Office, Japanese Dispensary and SOFA-sponsored family members. May 7 to May 11 Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation and SOFA-sponsored family members.
DBIDS Registration Camp Zama May 21 to June 1Japan Ground Self-Defense Force June 4 to July 31 Contractors
DBIDS Registration Camp ZamaMay 14 to June 1 (except weekends and holidays), the Vehicle Registration Office will be opened for registration and for those organizations that have not registered (DoDDS, AAFES, DeCA, ACS, DCAT,-Asia, DOD FELT, VFW, PAC, CYS, S&S/ZAMA, Yokohama North Dock, and all other activities). We will also register any personnel who missed their scheduled registration time.
DBIDS Registration To expedite the registration process,all MLCs must go online and complete an AJ Form 47 (Request for Installation Pass) and bring it with them during the registration process.
DBIDS Registration Camp Zama Security Guard 100% enforcement of DBIDS registration will begin on Aug. 1 (all personnel not registered will be directed tothe vehicle office or pass office to register in DBIDS). All personnel not registered will not be allowed to register any guest.
DBIDS Registration Sagamihara Housing Area Soldiers, DoD civilians and family members (including MLCs) who reside/work on SagamiharaHousing Area can register for DBIDS on the following dates and times: Date: March 6 to June 30, Monday to Friday Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
DBIDS Registration To expedite the registration process, all MLCs must go online and completean AJ Form 47 (Request for Installation Pass) and bring it with them during the registration process.
DBIDS Registration Sagamihara Housing Area Security Guard 100% enforcement of DBIDS registration will begin on Aug. 1 (all personnel not registered will be directed tothe vehicle office or pass office to register in DBIDS). All personnel not registered will not be allowed to register any guest.
DBIDS Registration Sagami General Depot April 9 to11Mission Command Training Center April 12 to13 U.S. Army TMDE Support Center April 16 to 20 Directorate of Logistics
DBIDS Registration Sagami General Depot April 23 to April 27 Directorate of Public Works April 30 to May 4Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Commissary Agency May 7 to May 11 Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation, AAFES
DBIDS Registration Sagami General Depot To expedite the registration process,all MLCs must go online and complete an AJ Form 47 (Request for Installation Pass) and bring it with them during the registration process.
DBIDS Registration Sagami General Depot May 14 to 31 (except weekends and holidays) The vehicle registration office will be opened forregistration and for those organizations that have notregistered and personnel who missed their scheduled registration time can also register.
DBIDS Registration Sagami General Depot Security Guard 100% enforcement of DBIDS registration will begin on Aug. 1 (all personnel not registered will be directed tothe vehicle office or pass office to register in DBIDS). All personnel not registered will not be allowed to register any guest.
REGISTRATION AND BALLOT REQUEST Effective March 2012, “Driving in Japan” training will be combined with the Newcomers’ Orientation. For more information: DSN:263-4372 or 263-3389/ 046-407-4372 or 3389
WORDS TO LIVE BYDo what is right … legally, ethically, and morally
WORDS TO LIVE BYPractice the “Golden Rule”
WORDS TO LIVE BYSpiritual, physical, and mental fitness is a must
WORDS TO LIVE BY Train your replacement;develop tomorrow’s leaders
WORDS TO LIVE BYEnsure your family is Army strong
EXCHANGE INFORMATIONIf you are shopping at Yokota Exchange and find something you want and worried about getting it back to Camp Zama. Not to worry! Visit your Zama Customer Service Team. They will do a store to store delivery for that item you’re interested in.
EXCHANGE INFORMATIONCamp Zama Express (Shoppette) will be openeduntil midnight on Friday and Saturday, effectiveJan. 6, 2012 — New Hours — Sunday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
EXCHANGE INFORMATIONMilitary Clothing Sales will be opened on Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., effective Jan. 8, 2012 — New Hours — Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
EXCHANGE INFORMATIONMilitary Clothing Sales will be opened on Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., effective Jan. 8, 2012 — New Hours — Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
EXCHANGE INFORMATION Power outage at Zama Gas Station/ Car Care Center (Bldg. 381) Date: Feb. 13, 14 and 17 Store will be closed at 5 p.m. All gas pumps will be down from 5 to 9 p.m.
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USARJ This Week on VimeoDid you know that your friends & family back in the States can see what life is like in Japan?Tell them to check out USARJ This Week on the HD video sharing site Vimeo: vimeo.com/usagj
New Channel 13 Slide FormatWe’re trying to improve the Command Channel by making the slides easier to read. Please, let us know how we’re doing: Phone: 046-407-4640 / DSN: 263-4640 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Channel 13 Slide Format If you or your organization would like to post slides to the Command Channel contact thegarrison Public Affairs Office for our new slide template Phone: 046-407-4640 / DSN: 263-4640 Email: email@example.com
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