Ombudsman Assembly Meeting à Commander of Fleet Activities Yokosuka-‐Captain Owens § United States Forces Japan has released a new liberty policy however; Commander of Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ) and Seventh Fleet are currently working on a complying message. However; for Yokosuka the current policy is still in place until CNFJ and Seventh Fleet’s new liberty policy is released. § Budget cuts-‐ CNIC has to cut 500 million dollars from their budget. Nothing has been officially implemented as of yet. Things they are looking at cutting are the shuttle buses, base events, reduced hours at gyms and libraries. ♦ MWR is also making big cuts when it comes to facilities and transportation as well. Most of the budget cuts right now are preparatory for what might be required in the near future. § February 20, 2013 there will be an open galley 11:00-‐12:45 and anyone can attend. There will be an African American Heritage Ceremony. § Pizza Hut is now open. They are not doing home deliveries as of now. § Baseball season is about to start. The minor league Yokosuka Bay Stars they will have their opening game will be March 16, 2013. They play here in Opama. 1000 yen for adults and 500 yen for students. à U. S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka-‐Captain Turner § Received word from the Japanese Public Health that influenza or Flu is on the arise in Yokosuka area. If you have not gotten your flu vaccine please consider it. § Voice of the Customer will be conducted on February 25 & 26, 2013. § The VOC groups are scheduled as follows: ♦ Monday, February 25, 0900-1030, for Active Duty Enlisted and § Family Members ♦ Monday, February 25, 1330-1500, for Retirees and Family Members ♦ Tuesday, February 26, 0900-1030, for Active Duty Officers and § Family Members ♦ Tuesday, February 26, 1500-1615, for Civilian Pay Patients
à Chapel of Hope-‐ Chaplain Smith § Ash Wednesday Services has started today. § The Stations of the Cross on February 15& 22, 2013. March 1,8, 15 & 22, 2013 and April 15, 2013. § Passover Service-‐March 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm. § Lutheran Service-‐ will be moving over to the hospital. It will be moving from 8am to 9:30am on February 24, 2013. à DECA-‐Commissary-‐ships cancelling their orders with commissary. Logistically it is messing up the inventory, but please try to pick up the inventory if you place an order. § Sushi is now open officially health inspections have been passed. § Monday, February 18, 2013 is Presidents day the Commissary will be open from 10:00-‐ 18:00. § Due to budget cuts there will be less employees and more waiting in line at the Commissary. Try and shop early or during lunch hours to help relieve congestion if you can. § Please have children watch their language within the commissary. § Rewards cards are out, but those who have applied and are using them are at a low. We would love to see more people apply for the rewards cards. We will have more coupons that can be loaded on commissary website later in the year. § Military Savings Week-‐ There will be a coupon competition held by the Fleet and Family Support Center. Please inquiry with them on additional details.
§ Stars and stripes are having a contest will be doing a contest where you can win a gift certificate or shopping spree at the commissary. à NEX – No new updates. à MWR-‐ Amy mac Donald-‐ MWR packet § Tomorrow Valentine’s day there are Valentine’s day dinners happening on base at all of the clubs. § There will be a new giant inflatable toy raft for the pool that will be offered at Purdy Gym. MWR -‐Pg. 30 § Super bingo-‐ There is an opportunity to win 60,000 dollars. Tickets are on sale now. MWR-‐Pg. 3 § This years Easter Egg Hunt for Yokosuka will be March 30, 2013 and for Negishi and Ikego March 31, 2013. The age groups will be broken up according to their ability and safety. There will be a map posted in the Seahawk and on their blog. § This years Mud Run will be in Ikego on April 6, 2013 § Spring Festival will be here on main base on March 24, 2013. Pg. 3 § Friendship Day will be in Negishi April 13, 2013. § Earth day-‐ a way to help clean up the area we will in. You can register now at ITT office. They will be cleaning up the land and water outside of the Green Bay Marina. April 27, 2013. § Pool closure for Purdy Gym-‐ is right after 4th of July. à PSD-‐ Pamphlet services provided for families at PSD and Fast Office will be attached at the bottom of this document. § The Command Pass Coordinator (CPC) is your first stop for PSD transactions. Military sponsors must contact their CPC for any PSD services not listed here to include, pay, enlisted exams, gains, transfers, separations, re-‐enlistments, travel claims or official transportation (including student travel.) However, this pamphlet attached will give a website link for sponsors to go on and sign an 1172 for their dependents while they are gone or busy. § If you have any suggestion please let PSD know so that they can update and make those changes. § Again, the CPC will handle all check out, re-‐enlistment, travel claims, before the service member actually comes to PSD in order to provide faster service and make the process for service members easy. à Ikego detachment-‐ § The monthly newsletter will be discontinued due to budget cuts. The Ikego detachment will be offering it via e-‐mail and their Facebook page. If you would like to sign up for the newsletter you can e-‐mail the detachment at (Ikegodetachment@Gmail.com)
§ There will be a Muira Honcho Youth Soccer Championship February 24, 2013 on Ikego detachment that will be on fields 3 and 4. This will be an all day event. Ikego detachment is expecting about 800-‐ 1000 people from the surrounding cities. § March 1, 2013 there will be new construction of the new OIC building and gym. They will have contractors on the lower soccer field and the new construction will take place on the dog park area. Effective April 1, 2013-‐ all dirt on the soccer field will be closed off until further notice due to construction in that area. § Phase 5 of construction will begin in September to October time frame one lane in and out of Ikego gate will be closed down. Traffic will be hectic. § There will be a comrel-‐ tempura party Friday, April 5, 2013 from 10:00-‐14:00 to show Ikego residents how to cook tempura. § Ikego Friendship Day-‐ will be May 25, 2013 more details to come. à USO-‐ Now has a family room decorated with Sesame Street for family enjoyment. § The USO will be doing a fundraiser February 23 and 24, 2013 in building 1803. à RLSO-‐ § Tax center is now open for free tax preparation this office is located on the third deck of community readiness building (which is across from the commissary). Volunteers are still needed to help individuals file their returns. § There will be a Tax workshop on February 26, 2013 at 1600-‐ This class is being offered to help families learn how to do their own taxes. § There is a Legal Assistance Office on the second deck of the PSD building that can help families with legal Issues of Power of Attorney (POA), buying cars, selling cars, etc.