ARMY SUPPLY CENTERThe ASC (Zama GSA Store) will be closed  from July 16 to 20 for store relocation               to Bldg. ...
College and Career Fair                   Life After High SchoolWe would like to invite you to participate in the fair. If...
College and Career Fair            Life after High School          Thursday: October 11, 2012               Time: 3 to 6 p...
East Meets West Gift Shop              Summer Store Hours:          Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.            Thursdays, 4...
Commissary Information    Due to the Independence holiday on the July 4,the Camp Zama, Sagamihara Housing Area and Sagami ...
Summer Religious ServicesCatholic:  Sunday, 9 a.m., Zama Chapel,  Monday through Thursday, noon, Blessed SacramentChapelPr...
New Zama American High School WebsiteIt is our pleasure to announce our new Zama American    High School website! It is ou...
Register for Defense Biometrics          Identification System    100 percent scanning will be conducted         at all ga...
Camp Zama Dining Facility  June 25 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55     Tortiila Soup / Chicken Noodle Soup             Ta...
Camp Zama Dining Facility    June 25 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55     Tortiila Soup / Chicken Noodle SoupKatsudon (Pork Cut...
Camp Zama Dining Facility     June 26 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55      Minestrone Soup / Creamed Potato Soup         ...
Camp Zama Dining Facility June 26 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55Minestrone Soup / Creamed Potato Soup     Beef & Corn Pie / S...
Camp Zama Dining Facility    June 27 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55     Tomato Rice Soup / Beef Vegetables Soup   BBQ Ch...
Camp Zama Dining Facility June 27 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55Tomato Rice Soup / Beef Vegetables Soup             Beef Suki...
Camp Zama Dining FacilityJune 28 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 Beef Noodle Soup / Cream Broccoli SoupRoast Turkey / Swi...
Camp Zama Dining Facility   June 28 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55  Beef Noodle Soup / Cream Broccoli Soup            Grilled...
Camp Zama Dining FacilityJune 29 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55    Egg Drop Soup / Corn Chowder  Sauteed Shrimp / Mustar...
Camp Zama Dining Facility  June 29 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55   Egg Drop Soup / Corn Chowder     Rice and Chicken Cassero...
Camp Zama Dining Facility        June 30 Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5.20Omelet / Boiled Eggs / Pancakes / Biscuits / Hominy ...
Camp Zama Dining Facility   30 Jun 12 Supper 1700-1800            Price : $6.40              ~Menu~ Clam Chowder / Mulliga...
Camp Zama Dining Facility           July 1 Brunch 9 a.m. to1 p.m. $5.20Omelet / Boiled Eggs / French Toast / Biscuits/ Hom...
Camp Zama Dining Facility      July 1 Supper 5 to 6 p.m. $6.40Chicken Gumbo Soup / Creamed Mushroom Soup                 S...
SonSurf Beach Bash                 Vacation Bible School    Date: Aug. 6 to 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.       Ages: K...
SonSurf Beach Bash               Vacation Bible SchoolRegistration locations: Central Registration, Zama/SHA CDCs,        ...
Transition Services Center  The Department of Veterans Affairs Overseas MilitaryServices coordinator will be returning to ...
COOLING SEASONIntermittent air-conditioning will begin on June 4 at all U.S. Army Japan facilities. The cooling will conti...
COOLING SEASON  Daily temperatures will be monitored hourly to effectively implement this energy conservationinitiative. T...
National CPR/AED Awareness Week Red Cross is introducing a CPR/AED Web-Based             Blended Learning Class       at n...
What is Ready Army?Ready Army is the Army Emergency Management  Program’s proactive campaign to increase theresilience of ...
What is Ready Army?Through outreach and education Ready Army callsour Army community to action and aims to create a  cultu...
Get a Kit When disaster strikes, emergency responders address the most critical needs and may noteven be able to get to an...
Make a Plan• Ensure everyone understands the plan, and practices.• How to communicate during an emergency.• Consider what ...
Be informed• Chain of Command• www.ready.army.mil• www.usarj.army.mil (Local Conditions Page)•www.facebook.com/usagj•Mass ...
Emergency Supply Kit• Food supply for all family members for five days (ready to  eat; no preparation required)• Bottled w...
Emergency Supply Kit•   Baby articles•   First-Aid kit•   Flashlight with extra batteries•   Portable radio with extra bat...
USAGJ Change of Responsibility Ceremony A change-of-responsibility ceremony between the incoming    and outgoing command s...
Road Closures            The following streets will be           closed for Independence Day:             Date: Saturday, ...
Road ClosuresHigh school parking lot, adjacent to the football field (5 a.m.)              Safe area in front of Bldg. 105...
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are now held                at Camp Zama  Dates: Tuesday, Wedn...
New Operation Hours Housing Management Division has newoperation hours effective May 3 as follows:Office closure every Thu...
Fishing at Yokohama North DockThe Garrison Commander has approved fishing at Yokohama North Dock starting on May 4, for al...
Community MayorsSagami Depot:Mayor: Dan HewVice Mayor: Frank BordenaveSagamihara:Mayor: Tanesha M. J. Clark
Community MayorsOff-Post:Mayor: Monica BattleVice Mayor: Sue EllisCamp Zama:Mayor: Darren Wade
Community MayorsTowers 1050:Mayor: Casey RobertsVice Mayor: Mark LongTowers 743:Mayor: Alton DanielsVice Mayor: Gerald Fre...
Community MayorsQuestions or concerns about your community?                E-mail us at:communitymayors@yahoo.com
Zama Sportsmen’s Skeet Range    Come and sharpen your shooting abilityat Camp Zama’s Sportsmen’s Club skeet range.    The ...
Sergeant Audie Murphy ClubDo you have what it takes to lead from the front?                 Requirements:        Corporal ...
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club              Requirements:Meet the Army Height and Weight standards.Current Weapon Qualificatio...
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club      For more information     263-5673/046-407-5673     263-5003/046-407-5003
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Scarce funding and the reality of shrinking budgetshas become a fact of life for USAG-J. The applicat...
Lean Six Sigma (LSS)   We need your assistance in helping the Garrisonidentify and eliminate wasteful practices to become ...
Advance Fee Increase  The CITIBANK ATM/CASH advance fee will increase     from 2% to 2.2%. This change is effective on    ...
TSA Pre-Check On March 20, 2012 TSA is expanding its Pre-Check  program to service members flying out of DCA  (Ronald Reag...
UA Pet Safe Program (Civilians Only) United Airlines has changed its flat rate for pets  checked as baggage. The new polic...
Household Good Shipments Made Easy You can schedule a household goods pick up     from the privacy of your living room.   ...
Household Goods PCS TIPS• Receive PCS orders• Estimate your weight• Plan pickup dates with flexibility• Schedule pickups e...
Postal Service InformationThe U.S. Postal Service will increasepostal rates by 2.1% for most of theirmail services startin...
Road ClosureA portion of 1st Avenue near the Camp Zama gas station will be                   closed for the below date:   ...
Army Civilian Record Brief    The CRB is a one-page report of your critical  human resources data. It contains information...
Army Civilian Record Brief  To learn more about the Civilian Record Brief,please check out the IMCOM YouTube Videos at:   ...
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 Se...
Veterans Benefits    The VA Representative provides a detailed   briefing on benefits and is also available for           ...
TRICARE Update1. MetLife - New TRICARE Dental Program carrier   Effective May 1, MetLife will begin providing    dental co...
TRICARE Update2. MetLife Electronic Funds Transfer Notice to                 Beneficiaries. TRICARE Dental Program enrollm...
TRICARE UpdateAround March 21, TRICARE Dental Program  enrollees will receive a letter from MetLife          explaining th...
TRICARE UpdateTDP enrollees can contact the following MetLife              after March 21 at:   1-855-MET-TDP1 (1-855-638-...
USA MEDDAC-JapanReduced Primary Care Managers this SummerDue to permanent change of station underlaps,MEDDAC-Japan has onl...
USA MEDDAC-JapanReduced Primary Care Managers this SummerAppointment availability may be reduced for non-           TRICAR...
USA MEDDAC-Japan Reduced Primary Care Managers this SummerWe expect to return to full availability in September.
USA MEDDAC-JapanReduced Primary Care Managers this Summer  We remain committed to providing high qualitypatient care, but ...
USA MEDDAC-Japan             Hours of Operation7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.(except Thursday and weekends)1 to 4:30 p.m. (Thursda...
USA MEDDAC-Japan    Our nurse consult telephone line remains            available at all times at:            263-4127/046...
USA MEDDAC-Japan       For an emergency off of Camp Zama,please call 119 and say "Kyukyu" to initiate medical             ...
Are You Ready to Quit Tobacco?             We are here to help!  Call 263-2004/5050 or 046-407-2004/5050          to make ...
What is Defense Biometric identification System?  DBIDS is a DoD-owned and operated system  developed by Defense Manpower ...
What is Defense Biometric identification System?       DBIDS is a networked database system          designed to easily ve...
REGISTRATION AND BALLOT REQUEST  Effective March 2012, “Driving in Japan”       training will be combined with        the ...
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
Find us on FacebookThe Garrison Public Affairs Office is working tomake Facebook THE place to go for community      inform...
Rising Sun on VimeoDid you know that your friends & family back in  the States can see what life is like in Japan?Tell the...
New Channel 13 Slide FormatWe’re trying to improve the Command Channel     by making the slides easier to read.    Please,...
New Channel 13 Slide Format If you or your organization would like to post  slides to the Command Channel contact thegarri...
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  1. 1. ARMY SUPPLY CENTERThe ASC (Zama GSA Store) will be closed from July 16 to 20 for store relocation to Bldg. 360. The new store will be located in the Skill Development Center between the Gas Station and the Bowling Center. The ASC will reopen on July 23. For more information: 263-3801/ 046-407-3801
  2. 2. College and Career Fair Life After High SchoolWe would like to invite you to participate in the fair. If you would like to represent your college alumni at a table orperhaps share your experiences within your profession, please contact us as soon as possible. For more information: 263-3241/ 046-407-3241
  3. 3. College and Career Fair Life after High School Thursday: October 11, 2012 Time: 3 to 6 p.m.Location: Zama American High School Cafeteria
  4. 4. East Meets West Gift Shop Summer Store Hours: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, 4 to 6:30 p.m.East Meets West Gift Shop specializes in authentic Japanese items and crafts. The shop is sponsored by the ZamaCommunity Spouse’s Association and staffed by volunteers. All proceeds are returned to the community in the form of grants and scholarships. Located across the street from the Post Office, behind the Camp Zama Dry Cleaners
  5. 5. Commissary Information Due to the Independence holiday on the July 4,the Camp Zama, Sagamihara Housing Area and Sagami General Depot Commissaries will operate as follows: Camp Zama and Sagami General Depot: Closed SHA: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.For more information, contact your local Commissary.
  6. 6. Summer Religious ServicesCatholic: Sunday, 9 a.m., Zama Chapel, Monday through Thursday, noon, Blessed SacramentChapelProtestant: Sunday, 11 a.m., Zama Chapel (Protestant) Sunday, 11 a.m., SHA Chapel (Gospel) For more information: 263-4898/046-407-4898
  7. 7. New Zama American High School WebsiteIt is our pleasure to announce our new Zama American High School website! It is our mission to provide current and potential Zama community members with up-to-date, important information about our school.Please bear with us as we continue to develop this site over the summer and early fall 2012. Visit us at: http://www.zama-hs.pac.dodea.edu/
  8. 8. Register for Defense Biometrics Identification System 100 percent scanning will be conducted at all gates as of Sept. 1, 2012. Registration deadline for service members, DA civilians, MLCs and dependents is Aug. 31.Failure to register by Aug. 31 will delay ability to enter the installation. Please register at the Camp Zama Pass or Vehicle Registration Office.
  9. 9. Camp Zama Dining Facility June 25 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 Tortiila Soup / Chicken Noodle Soup Tacos / Chicken Fajitas Pork Ginger / Baked ChickenSauteed Tocino / Mashed Potatoes / Filipino Rice French Style Green Beans / Seasoned Corn
  10. 10. Camp Zama Dining Facility June 25 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55 Tortiila Soup / Chicken Noodle SoupKatsudon (Pork Cutlet) / Spaghetti with Seafood Mexican Rice Oven Brown Potatoes Seasoned Mixed Vegetables VegetableTempura
  11. 11. Camp Zama Dining Facility June 26 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 Minestrone Soup / Creamed Potato Soup Baked Lasagna / Spinach LasagnaSpaghetti with Meat Sauce / Marinara / Chicken Tocino Parsley Potatoes / Spaghetti Noodles Squash / Peas & Carrots Toasted Garlic Bread
  12. 12. Camp Zama Dining Facility June 26 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55Minestrone Soup / Creamed Potato Soup Beef & Corn Pie / Stuffed Fish Mashed Potatoes / Steamed Rice Seasoned Succotash Seasoned Mixed California
  13. 13. Camp Zama Dining Facility June 27 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 Tomato Rice Soup / Beef Vegetables Soup BBQ Chicken / Fried Chicken / Baked Chicken BBQ Pork Spareribs / Southern Fried CatfishBaked Macaroni and Cheese / Glazed Sweet Potatoes Steamed Rice / Corn Muffin / Baked Pinto Beans Fried Okra / Okra and Tomato Gumbo / Southern Style Green
  14. 14. Camp Zama Dining Facility June 27 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55Tomato Rice Soup / Beef Vegetables Soup Beef Sukiyaki Chicken in Orange Sauce Paprika Potatoes / Steamed Rice Seasoned Broccoli Sauteed Egg Plant
  15. 15. Camp Zama Dining FacilityJune 28 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 Beef Noodle Soup / Cream Broccoli SoupRoast Turkey / Swiss Steak w/Tomato Sauce Baked Chicken Lyonnais Potatoes / Steamed Rice Savory Bread Dressing Mixed Oriental Club Spinach
  16. 16. Camp Zama Dining Facility June 28 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55 Beef Noodle Soup / Cream Broccoli Soup Grilled Garlic Pork Beef Curry Mashed Potatoes / Steamed RicePeas & Mushroom / Cheesy Squash Casserole
  17. 17. Camp Zama Dining FacilityJune 29 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 Egg Drop Soup / Corn Chowder Sauteed Shrimp / Mustard Dill Fish / Fried Fish Baked Chicken Pork Fried Rice / Steamed Rice Vegetable Stir Fry Mexican Mixed Vegetables with Sauce
  18. 18. Camp Zama Dining Facility June 29 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55 Egg Drop Soup / Corn Chowder Rice and Chicken Casserole Veal Parmesan Mashed Potatoes / Buttered Spaghetti Seasoned Brussels Sprouts Seasoned Scandinavian
  19. 19. Camp Zama Dining Facility June 30 Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5.20Omelet / Boiled Eggs / Pancakes / Biscuits / Hominy Grits Hashed Brown Potatoes / Creamed Beef / Bacon Clam Chowder / Mulligatawny Soup Roast Beef / Pork Adobo Mashed Potatoes / Steamed Rice Seasoned Carrots / Seasoned Cauliflower
  20. 20. Camp Zama Dining Facility 30 Jun 12 Supper 1700-1800 Price : $6.40 ~Menu~ Clam Chowder / Mulligatawny Soup Saltimbocca Creole Shrimp Franconia Potatoes / Steamed Rice Mustard Green / Calico Corn
  21. 21. Camp Zama Dining Facility July 1 Brunch 9 a.m. to1 p.m. $5.20Omelet / Boiled Eggs / French Toast / Biscuits/ Hominy Grits Creamed Beef / Bacon / Hashed Brown Potatoes Chicken Gumbo Soup / Creamed Mushroom Soup New England Boiled Dinner / Fried Chicken Potatoes Au Gratin / Steamed Rice Corn on the Cob Wax Beans
  22. 22. Camp Zama Dining Facility July 1 Supper 5 to 6 p.m. $6.40Chicken Gumbo Soup / Creamed Mushroom Soup Stuffed Pork Baked Fish w/Garlic Butter Mashed Potatoes / Steamed Rice Seasoned Italian Blend / Beets
  23. 23. SonSurf Beach Bash Vacation Bible School Date: Aug. 6 to 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ages: Kindergarten through sixth grade Location: Shirley Lanham Elementary School, NAF Atsugi(Transportation provided from Zama and SHA to Atsugi and back) Cost: Free
  24. 24. SonSurf Beach Bash Vacation Bible SchoolRegistration locations: Central Registration, Zama/SHA CDCs, AAFES, and Chapel (Registration open until July 31 or until full) Contact Chaplain’s Office: 263-4898/046-407-4898 for more details.
  25. 25. Transition Services Center The Department of Veterans Affairs Overseas MilitaryServices coordinator will be returning to the Camp Zama Transition Service Center located in Bldg. 102, Room M-107 on July 11 and 12, 2012.If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss veterans benefits, For more information: 263-3940 or 3513 046-407-3940 or 3513. Don’t delay, appointments are limited.
  26. 26. COOLING SEASONIntermittent air-conditioning will begin on June 4 at all U.S. Army Japan facilities. The cooling will continue as long as the outside heat index is 76 degrees during the day. During the evening hours, air-conditioning will be provided if the nighttime heat index is at or above 74 degrees.
  27. 27. COOLING SEASON Daily temperatures will be monitored hourly to effectively implement this energy conservationinitiative. The only facilities that will continue to have cooling during this period will be AAFES facilities, the Camp Zama Community Club, theChild Development Centers, BG Sams U.S. ArmyMedical Health Clinic, and Camp Zama schools.
  28. 28. National CPR/AED Awareness Week Red Cross is introducing a CPR/AED Web-Based Blended Learning Class at no charge for the month of June. Commit to volunteer a minimum of four hours or make a financial donation to our local volunteer program and we will register you for a free web-based blended learning course. Please contact our office for additional details at: 263-3166/046-407-3166
  29. 29. What is Ready Army?Ready Army is the Army Emergency Management Program’s proactive campaign to increase theresilience of the Army community by informing of relevant hazards and encouraging Soldiers,their Families, Army Civilians and contractors to, “Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.”
  30. 30. What is Ready Army?Through outreach and education Ready Army callsour Army community to action and aims to create a culture of preparedness that will save lives and strengthen the nation.
  31. 31. Get a Kit When disaster strikes, emergency responders address the most critical needs and may noteven be able to get to an area until it is deemed safe. While they work on behalf of the entire community, it is your responsibility to ensureyour family’s well-being during times of crisis. Emergency kits to sustain for 72 hours are an essential tool for meeting that challenge.
  32. 32. Make a Plan• Ensure everyone understands the plan, and practices.• How to communicate during an emergency.• Consider what to do, where to go, what to take.• Plan for members with disabilities or special needs.• Include pets in family plan.• Report status through ADPAAS.• Identify a continental U.S. contact.
  33. 33. Be informed• Chain of Command• www.ready.army.mil• www.usarj.army.mil (Local Conditions Page)•www.facebook.com/usagj•Mass Notification System• Command Channel 13• Eagle 810 radio• Family Assistance Center
  34. 34. Emergency Supply Kit• Food supply for all family members for five days (ready to eat; no preparation required)• Bottled water• Protective mask• 30-day supply of prescription medication• Over-the-counter medications• Baby toiletries (diapers, etc.) (five-day supply)• Toiletry articles (toothbrush, etc.)• Feminine hygiene articles
  35. 35. Emergency Supply Kit• Baby articles• First-Aid kit• Flashlight with extra batteries• Portable radio with extra batteries• Can opener• Backpack / luggage• Extra clothing (keep in mind baggage limits)• Blankets (seasonal)• $100 cash• Pet carrier (dog or cat only) with 10-day supply of pet foods
  36. 36. USAGJ Change of Responsibility Ceremony A change-of-responsibility ceremony between the incoming and outgoing command sergeant major of U.S. Army Garrison Japan will be held on the following date: Date: July 20 at 10 a.m. Location: Camp Zamas Yano Field In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the Yano gymnasium. Call 263-5181/046-407-5181 for more information.
  37. 37. Road Closures The following streets will be closed for Independence Day: Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012 3rd Avenue between Bowman & Range Road (noon to 9 p.m.)3rd Avenue between Range Road & Macarthur Drive (6 to 10 p.m.) Intersection of 3rd Avenue & Range Road (noon to 9 p.m.)
  38. 38. Road ClosuresHigh school parking lot, adjacent to the football field (5 a.m.) Safe area in front of Bldg. 1050 Public Health Command-Pacific parking lot Normal traffic flow will resume at 10 p.m. For more information: 263-4333/ 046-407-4333
  39. 39. Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are now held at Camp Zama Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Place: Bldg. 533, 2nd Floor For more information: 090-1771-4271
  40. 40. New Operation Hours Housing Management Division has newoperation hours effective May 3 as follows:Office closure every Thursday morning from 8 a.m. to noon for training time. For more information: 263-3441/046-407-3441
  41. 41. Fishing at Yokohama North DockThe Garrison Commander has approved fishing at Yokohama North Dock starting on May 4, for all SOFA-status members and MLCs assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Japan. For more information: 263-3829/046-407-3829
  42. 42. Community MayorsSagami Depot:Mayor: Dan HewVice Mayor: Frank BordenaveSagamihara:Mayor: Tanesha M. J. Clark
  43. 43. Community MayorsOff-Post:Mayor: Monica BattleVice Mayor: Sue EllisCamp Zama:Mayor: Darren Wade
  44. 44. Community MayorsTowers 1050:Mayor: Casey RobertsVice Mayor: Mark LongTowers 743:Mayor: Alton DanielsVice Mayor: Gerald Fredendall
  45. 45. Community MayorsQuestions or concerns about your community? E-mail us at:communitymayors@yahoo.com
  46. 46. Zama Sportsmen’s Skeet Range Come and sharpen your shooting abilityat Camp Zama’s Sportsmen’s Club skeet range. The range is open for you every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information: 080-3203-4036
  47. 47. 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).
  48. 48. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Requirements:Meet the Army Height and Weight standards.Current Weapon Qualification (6 months).Recommendation from your Direct Leadership.
  49. 49. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club For more information 263-5673/046-407-5673 263-5003/046-407-5003
  50. 50. 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.
  51. 51. 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
  52. 52. 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.
  53. 53. 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.
  54. 54. 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
  55. 55. 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.
  56. 56. 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
  57. 57. 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
  58. 58. 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
  59. 59. 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.
  60. 60. Army Civilian Record Brief To learn more about the Civilian Record Brief,please check out the IMCOM YouTube Videos at: http://46q.us/crb
  61. 61. Veterans BenefitsSeparating or retiring within the next 12-24 months?
  62. 62. 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.
  63. 63. 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
  64. 64. 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.
  65. 65. 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. .
  66. 66. 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.
  67. 67. 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)
  68. 68. USA MEDDAC-JapanReduced Primary Care Managers this SummerDue to permanent change of station underlaps,MEDDAC-Japan has only three of its five Primary Care Managers throughout the summer.
  69. 69. USA MEDDAC-JapanReduced Primary Care Managers this SummerAppointment availability may be reduced for non- TRICARE beneficiaries.
  70. 70. USA MEDDAC-Japan Reduced Primary Care Managers this SummerWe expect to return to full availability in September.
  71. 71. USA MEDDAC-JapanReduced Primary Care Managers this Summer We remain committed to providing high qualitypatient care, but request your understanding during this summer underlap.
  72. 72. 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.
  73. 73. 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
  74. 74. 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.
  75. 75. 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
  76. 76. 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.
  77. 77. 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.
  78. 78. 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
  79. 79. WORDS TO LIVE BYDo what is right … legally, ethically, and morally
  80. 80. WORDS TO LIVE BYPractice the “Golden Rule”
  81. 81. WORDS TO LIVE BYSpiritual, physical, and mental fitness is a must
  82. 82. WORDS TO LIVE BY Train your replacement;develop tomorrow’s leaders
  83. 83. WORDS TO LIVE BYEnsure your family is Army strong
  84. 84. Find us on FacebookThe Garrison Public Affairs Office is working tomake Facebook THE place to go for community information. We need your help! Like us on Facebook:http://facebook.com/USAGJ
  85. 85. Rising Sun 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 Monthly Rising Sun show on the HD video sharing site Vimeo: vimeo.com/usagj
  86. 86. 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: usag.japan@gmail.com
  87. 87. 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: usag.japan@gmail.com
  88. 88. Follow us on Twitter Are you on Twitter? So are we! Follow us:twitter.com/USAGJapan
  89. 89. Photos on FlickrVisit the garrison photo archive on the popular photo sharing site flickr: flickr.com/usagj
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