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Command Channel Slides, Feb. 21 to 27, 2012

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  • 1. Zama Community Spouses' Association
    • ZaCSA uses proceeds from fundraising
    • events and the ZaCSA gift shop to support
    • the military community.
    • ZaCSA disperses grants to Camp Zama
    • organizations in need by means of an application process. Learn more at:
    • http://zacsa.org
  • 2. Army Civilian Record Brief
    • The CRB is a one-page report of your critical human resources data. It contains information retrieved 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.
  • 3. Army Civilian Record Brief
    • To learn more about the Civilian Record Brief, please check out the IMCOM YouTube Videos at:
    • http://46q.us/crb
    •  
  • 4. Strong Bonds Retreat
    • Strong Bonds Retreat for Single Soldiers
    • Date: Feb. 22 to 24
    • Who: Open to all single Soldiers including
    • geographical bachelors
    • Place: Hilton Hotel at Tokyo Bay
    • For more information: 263-4888/046-407-4888
  • 5. Strong Bonds Retreat
    • Strong Bonds Retreat for Married Couples
    • Date: March 5 to 7
    • Who: Open to all single Soldiers including
    • geographical bachelors
    • Place: Hilton Hotel at Tokyo Bay
    • For more information: 263-4888/046-407-4888
  • 6. TRICARE Update
    • 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.
  • 7. TRICARE Update
    • 2. 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 won't automatically transfer.
    • .
  • 8. TRICARE Update
    • Around March 21, TRICARE Dental Program
    • enrollees will receive a letter from MetLife explaining this, along with
    • instructions on how to transfer their EFT and credit card for direct payments.
  • 9. TRICARE Update
    • TDP 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)
  • 10. Veterans Benefits
    • Separating or retiring within
    • the next 12-24 months?
  • 11. Veterans Benefits
    • Don’t miss out on the benefits you’re entitled to!
    • The Department of Veterans Affairs Overseas Military Services Coordinator visits Camp Zama monthly to provide veteran benefits information to active duty/retired soldiers and their family members as well as other veterans and surviving spouses.
  • 12. Veterans Benefits
    • The VA Representative provides a detailed briefing on benefits and is also available for individual appointments.
    • For an appointment or
    • further information, please contact the Transition Services Center at 263-5076/3513/3940
  • 13. Camp Zama Dining Facility
    • Feb. 21 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55
    • Minestrone Soup / Corn Chowder
    • Lasagna / Spinach Lasagna / Baked Chicken
    • Spaghetti Napolitain / Marinara
    • Parsley Buttered Potatoes / Steamed Rice
    • Seasoned Mixed California / Peas & Onions
    • Toasted Garlic Bread
  • 14. Camp Zama Dining Facility
    • Feb. 21 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55
    • Minestrone Soup / Corn Chowder
    • Italian Baked Chicken / BBQ Pork Loin
    • Mashed Potatoes / Steamed Rice
    • Seasoned Corn
    • Seasoned Spinach
  • 15. Camp Zama Dining Facility
    • Feb. 22 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55
    • Chicken Gumbo Soup / Potato Chowder
    • BBQ Chicken / Fried Chicken / Baked Chicken
    • BBQ Pork Spareribs / Southern Fried Catfish
    • Baked Macaroni and Cheese / Glazed Sweet Potatoes
    • Steamed Rice / Black Eyed Peas / Corn Muffin
    • Fried Okra / Okra and Tomato Gumbo / Southern Style Green
  • 16. Camp Zama Dining Facility
    • Feb. 22 Dinner 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $4.55
    • Chicken Gumbo Soup / Potato Chowder
    • Veal Parmesan / Chicken Penne Pasta
    • Mashed Potatoes / Steamed Rice
    • Broccoli Parmesan
    • Seasoned Succotash
  • 17. Camp Zama Dining Facility
    • Feb. 23 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55
    • Creamy Tomato Soup / Chicken Wild Rice Soup
    • Japanese Ginger Pork / Teriyaki Chicken
    • Buttered Parsley Potatoes / Steamed Rice
    • French Fried Cauliflower
    • Stir Fried Cabbage
  • 18. Camp Zama Dining Facility
    • Feb. 23 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55
    • Creamy Tomato Soup / Chicken Wild Rice Soup
    • Shrimp Curry
    • Chicken Tetrazzini
    • Steamed Rice / Mashed Potatoes
    • Seasoned Green Beans
    • Peas & Carrots
  • 19. Camp Zama Dining Facility
    • Feb. 24 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55
    • Cream of Mushroom Soup / US Senate Bean Soup
    • Prime Rib with Au Jus
    • Spicy Baked Fish / Baked Chicken
    • Oven Roasted Potatoes / Steamed Rice
    • Seasoned Peas
    • Seasoned Mixed Vegetables
  • 20. Camp Zama Dining Facility
    • Feb. 24 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55
    • Cream of Mushroom Soup / US Senate Bean Soup
    • Roast Pork
    • Chicken Adobo
    • Steamed Rice / Mashed Potatoes
    • Seasoned Corn
    • Seasoned Mixed California
  • 21. Camp Zama Dining Facility
    • Feb. 25 Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5.20
    • Omelet / Boiled Eggs / Pancakes / Biscuits / Hominy Grits Hashed Brown Potatoes / Creamed Beef / Bacon
    • Clam Chowder / Vegetable Beef Soup
    • Pork Picatta / Meat Loaf
    • Steamed Rice / Mashed Potatoes
    • Seasoned Succotash / Seasoned Broccoli
  • 22. Camp Zama Dining Facility
    • Feb. 25 Supper 5 to 6 p.m. $6.40
    • Clam Chowder / Vegetable Beef Soup
    • Beef and Corn Pie / Pineapple Chicken
    • Steamed Rice / Oven Brown Potatoes
    • Seasoned Summer Squash / Seasoned Green Beans
  • 23. Camp Zama Dining Facility
    • Feb. 26 Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5.20
    • Omelet / Boiled Eggs / French Toast / Biscuits/ Hominy Grits
    • Creamed Beef / Bacon / Hashed Brown Potatoes
    • Chicken Noodle Soup / Cream of Asparagus Soup
    • Apple Glazed Corned Beef / Fried Chicken
    • Rice Pilaf / Mashed Potatoes
    • Corn O’Brien / Seasoned Zucchini
  • 24. Camp Zama Dining Facility
    • Feb. 26 Supper 5 to 6 p.m. $6.40
    • Chicken Noodle Soup / Cream of Asparagus Soup
    • Pork Chop Suey / Baked Chicken
    • Steamed Rice / Mashed Potatoes
    • Seasoned Carrots
    • Seasoned Mixed California
  • 25. Driving in Japan Orientation Schedule
    • Date: March 15, 2012
    • Time: 1 p.m.
    • Location: Bldg. 457, Camp Zama Community Club,Right Wing
    • For more information:
    • DSN:263-4372 or 263-3389/046-407-4372 or 3389
  • 26. Driving in Japan Orientation Schedule
    • 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
  • 27. PMO Information
    • The main access area of Bldg. 331 (PMO) in Yokohama North Dock will be closed for the following dates.
    • Date: February 1 - March 2
    • please use the east-side entry way
    • for PMO service.
  • 28. Winter Driving Safety
    • Allow more time to travel.
    • Maintain more space.
    • Drive with your lights on.
    • Wear safety belts.
    • Look well ahead.
    • Anticipate problems.
  • 29. BLACK ICE
    • SAFE REACTIONS
    • Don’t panic.
    • Make no sudden changes in speed or direction.
    • Ease off accelerator.
    • Steer in the direction that the rear of the vehicle is skidding.
  • 30. PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER
    • Wipers - Good working order.
    • Windshield Washer Fluid - Fill up.
    • Anti-freeze - 50% water, 50% Coolant.
    • Battery & Belts - Check condition.
    • Oil - Replace your oil with Winter grade oil.
    • Tires - Check tread, pressure and owner’s manual recommendations.
    • Ice Scraper & Snow Shovel – Necessities.
  • 31. 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 Training
    • For more information: 263-4698/ 046-407-4698
  • 32. Postal Service Information
    • The U.S. Postal Service will increase
    • postal rates by 2.1% for most of their
    • mail services starting January, 2012.
    • For more information:
    • 263-5101/046-407-5101
  • 33. Road Closure Place: 3 rd street Block 111 and 121, D Avenue Block 122 in Sagami General Depot Date: Feb. 21 to April 7 For more information 263-4579/042-869-4579
  • 34. African American History Observance
    • Date: Feb. 22
    • Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
    • Location: Camp Zama Community Club
    • Guest Speaker: Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison, Sr.
    • Commander, United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward)
  • 35. Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association
    • The AFCEA is a nonprofit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security.
    • Registration, Schedule, and Information online at http://tokyo.afceachapter.org
  • 36. Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association
    • Tokyo Chapter 171 “TechNet Tokyo 2012” Expo
    • Date: Feb. 14 – 17
    • Place: New Sanno Hotel, Tokyo
    • E-6 equivalent and below are free.
    • Registration, Schedule, and Information online at http://tokyo.afceachapter.org
  • 37. Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association
    • Kick-Off Dinner & Guest Speakers
    • Lt. Gen. Field, Commander, 5 AF/USFJ
    • Brig. Gen. Scott, 311th Theater Signal Cmd.
    • Brig. Gen. Nally, Director C4/CIO for USMC
    • Ms. Moran, DISA Network Services
  • 38. REGISTRATION AND BALLOT REQUEST
    • Submit your registration/ballot request
    • form timed according to your state’s election
    • date requirements for the January,
    • February and March 2012 presidential
    • preference primaries and state primaries.
  • 39. 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
  • 40. REGISTRATION AND BALLOT REQUEST
    • The following states allow you to submit a registration/ballot request form now
    • for the 2012 primary.
    • New Hampshire: Jan. 10
    • South Carolina: Jan. 21
    • Note: To ensure your request is valid for other 2012
    • Elections, you must submit another
    • FPCA after Dec. 31.
  • 41. REGISTRATION AND BALLOT REQUEST
    • The following states allow you to submit
    • a registration/ballot request form now
    • for the 2012 primary.
    • Florida: Jan. 10 Arizona: Feb. 28 Georgia: March 6
    • Missouri: Feb. 7 Ohio: March 6 Oklahoma: March 6
    • Tennessee: March 6 Virginia: March 6
    • Alabama: March 13 Mississippi: March 13
    • Louisiana: March 24
  • 42. REGISTRATION AND BALLOT REQUEST
    • The registration/ballot request form for
    • Texas is valid only in the year it is submitted.
    • To ensure your request is valid for all elections in
    • 2012 submit a registration/ballot
    • request form as soon as possible
    • after December 31st.
  • 43. REGISTRATION AND BALLOT REQUEST
    • The following states allow you to submit
    • a registration/ballot request form, which is
    • valid only in the year it is submitted.
    • Michigan: Feb. 28 Massachusetts: March 6
    • Vermont: March 6 Illinois: March 20
    • To ensure your request is valid for
    • all elections in 2012 submit a registration/ballot
    • request form ASAP after Dec. 31.
  • 44. REGISTRATION AND BALLOT REQUEST
    • To find out the status of your registration/absentee
    • ballot request, contact your local election office at
    • www.fvap.gov
    • or visit your State website.
    • For more information:
    • 263-3940/046-407-3940
  • 45. Scholarship for Military Children
    • Submit your children’s scholarship applications to your local commissary
    • Deadline: Feb. 24
    • For more information: http://www.militaryscholar.org
  • 46. Commissary Closure
    • Due to the annual commissary inventory, the stores will be closed on the following dates:
    • Sagamihara Commissary: April 9 and 10
    • Camp Zama: April 25 and 26
    • Sagami Depot: April 3
  • 47. WORDS TO LIVE BY
    • Do what is right … legally, ethically, and morally
  • 48. WORDS TO LIVE BY
    • Practice the “Golden Rule”
  • 49. WORDS TO LIVE BY
    • Spiritual, physical, and mental fitness is a must
  • 50. WORDS TO LIVE BY
    • Train your replacement;
    • develop tomorrow’s leaders
  • 51. WORDS TO LIVE BY
    • Ensure your family is Army strong
  • 52. EXCHANGE INFORMATION If 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.
  • 53. EXCHANGE INFORMATION Camp Zama Express (Shoppette) will be opened until midnight on Friday and Saturday, effective Jan. 6, 2012 — New Hours — Sunday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Saturday 7 a.m. – Midnight
  • 54. EXCHANGE INFORMATION Military 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.
  • 55. EXCHANGE INFORMATION Military 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.
  • 56. 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.
  • 57. Find us on Facebook
    • The Garrison Public Affairs Office is working to make Facebook THE place to go for community information. We need your help!
    • Like us on Facebook:
    • http://facebook.com/USAGJ
  • 58. USARJ This Week on Vimeo
    • Did 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
  • 59. New Channel 13 Slide Format
    • We’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: [email_address]
  • 60. New Channel 13 Slide Format
    • If you or your organization would like to post slides to the Command Channel contact the garrison Public Affairs Office for our new slide template
    • Phone: 046-407-4640 / DSN: 263-4640
    • Email: [email_address]
  • 61. Follow us on Twitter
    • Are you on Twitter? So are we!
    • Follow us:
    • twitter.com/USAGJapan
  • 62. Photos on Flickr
    • Visit the garrison photo archive on the popular photo sharing site flickr: flickr.com/usagj