Suicide Stand DownAll USAG-J Soldiers and DAC employees must attend mandatory “SHARP” training plus suicide-prevention training on the following dates: Date: Sept. 24 and 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. Location: Camp Zama Community Club Ballroom
Suicide Stand Down 9 to 11:30 a.m.Session A Group: Theater of War at Music Theater Workshop Session B Group: Master Resiliency Training at CZCC 1 to 3:30 p.m. Session A Group: Master Resiliency Training at CZCCSession B Group: Theater of War at Music Theater Workshop
CAMP ZAMA COMMISSARY INFORMATION The Camp Zama Commissary will be open on Columbus Day:Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Country Music, Forever” Concert You are invited to a country music concertfeaturing the music of Hank Williams, as performed by Japanese musicians. Date: Sunday, Oct. 14 Time: 1:30 p.m. (Open), 2 p.m. (Start) Location: Mori no Hall, Hashimoto For more information: PAO, USAG-J at 263-7557/046-407-7557
Army Supply Center InformationThe ASC will be closed for annual store inventory on the following dates: Dates: Oct. 22 to 28 The store will re-open on Oct. 29 For more information: 263-3801/046-407-3801
DPW Information The DPW Mechanical and Sanitation Branch andcontractors are planning to shut down the boiler plant at Bldg. 350 from 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 to 2 p.m. on Oct. 6. Due to the shutdown, some housing units and other facilities may experience temporary loss of domestic hot water and cooling. For more in formation: 263-4035/046-407-4035
DPW InformationBuildings affected with temporary loss of domestic hot water :Quarters, (Housing): Bldgs. 45, 46, 47, 48, 332, 341, 581, 585 871,872, 873Post Exchange: Bldg. 425Bldgs. 874, 875, 876, 877, 878, 879, 880, 962, 963, 964Camp Zama Community Club: Bldg. 457Bldgs. 965, 971, 972, 973, 974, 983, 984, 985, 986, 987Guest House: Bldgs. 550, 551, 552, 563, 742, 988
DPW InformationDining Facility: Bldg. 333BEQ & BEQ (UPH): Bldgs. 760, 761,762, 763, 780, 781, 782,793, 795Bowling Alley: Bldg. 389Air Force Communications: Bldg. 771Bank: Bldg. 393Golf Restaurants and Pro Shop: Bldgs. 807, 808Army Community Service: Bldg. 402Camp Zama High and Middle School: Bldgs. 906, 911, 915, 919, 955,956, 957, 958, 959
DPW InformationBuildings affected with temporary loss of cooling:Gym: Bldg. 205PW Offices: Bldg. 642Quarters, BEQ & BEQ (Housing): Bldgs. 585, 795, 1050
“E.P.I.C. – Turn the World Upside Down” Camp Zama Teens of the Chapel Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m. er bl i tz Religious Education CenterWi nt (Dinner provided) *Contact:263-4898/ 046-407-4898 for more information
“2012 Back to School Retreat”Camp Zama Teens of the Chapel is conducting a trip for youth from ages 13 to 18 to Tokyo Disneyland on the following date: Date: Saturday, Sept. 29 Cost: $200 *Pre-registration is required (Space limited) For more information 263-4898/ 046-407-4898
DoDEA Transportation Office The DoDEA Transportation Office is now open.The office will support any transportation questions or topics, especially regarding bus passes. Please contact the DoDEA Transportation Office between 8 and 11 a.m. at Bldg. 919, Room 508 (ZHS building complex). For more information: 263-4151/ 046-407-4151
East Meets West Gift Shop New Store Hours to Serve you Better! Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.First Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Charity Golf Tournament John C. Parker Memorial VFW Post 1054’s inauguralcharity golf tournament will be held on the following date to help the Wounded Warrior Program: Date: Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. Location: Camp Zama Golf Club Prices: SOFA/Military Retirees - $50 MLCs/JSDF - ￥ 10,000 Off-post Guests - ￥ 15,000 For more information: 243-1714/080-5869-0564
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Need someone to talk to? The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is nowaccessible from your quarters, DSN line, phones in the local community, and even your personal cell phones.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline DSN: 263-TALK or 263-8255 Japanese phones/cell: 046-407-8255 Allied Telesis: 98-263-8255 Vonage/Skype: 1-800-273-8255 For more information: 263-8059/046-407-8059
TOTAL ARMY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMDo you want to learn how to be the best sponsor you can be? Attend one of the monthly classes at ACS. All classes except July will be held at ACS on the second Tuesday from 2 to3:30 p.m. July 24, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 11, Nov. 13, Dec. 11 For more information: 263-8091/ 046-407-8091
Flu Vaccination Awareness MonthAugust is Immunization/Influenza Vaccination Awareness Month To find a participating pharmacy, call 1-877-363-1303 or go to www.vaccines.mil/
East Meets West Gift Shop East Meets West Gift Shop is sponsored by the Zama Community Spouses Association and staffed by volunteers. All proceeds are returned to the community through grants and scholarships. For more information, find us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/eastmeetswest.zacsa
Pack 34 Cub Scouts Cub Scouting means “doing.” You have a lot to do as a Cub Scout, such as crafts,games, sports, songs, stories, and puzzles, just to name a few things. Check out more of our activities on the web: www.zamacubscouts.comIf you are interested in joining the Cub Scouts, contact the Cub master at 080-3570-9867 for more information.
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
College and Career Fair Life after High School Thursday: October 11, 2012 Time: 3 to 6 p.m.Location: Zama American High School Cafeteria
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
Summer Religious ServicesCatholic: Sunday, 9 a.m., Zama Chapel, Monday through Thursday, noon, Blessed Sacrament ChapelProtestant: Sunday, 11 a.m., Zama Chapel (Protestant) Sunday, 11 a.m., SHA Chapel (Gospel) For more information: 263-4898/046-407-4898
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/
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Be informed• Chain of Command• www.ready.army.mil• www.usarj.army.mil (Local Conditions Page)• www.facebook.com/usag j• Mass Notification System• Command Channel 13• Eagle 810 radio• Family Assistance Center
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
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
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are now held at Camp Zama Dates: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Place: Bldg. 533, 2nd Floor For more information: 090-1771-4271
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
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
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 Fredendall
Community MayorsQuestions or concerns about your community? E-mail us at:email@example.com
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
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
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
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.
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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-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.
USA MEDDAC-JapanReduced Primary Care Managers this SummerAppointment availability may be reduced for non- TRICARE beneficiaries.
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 request your understanding during this summer underlap.
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.
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.
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 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 information. We need your help! Like us on Facebook:http://facebook.com/USAGJ
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
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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Photos on FlickrVisit the garrison photo archive on the popular photo sharing site flickr: flickr.com/usagj