DoDEA InformationCamp Zama and Atsugi community members are invited to come out to meet and greet       new DoDEA faculty ...
Grand Opening CeremonyThe Skills Development Center construction has finished, including the Auto Crafts Shop, Arts and Cr...
JOB/CAREER FAIRArmy Community Service is hosting Job/CareerFair for all SOFA personnel and family members               on...
DoDEA Transportation Office   The DoDEA Transportation Office is now open.The office will support any transportation quest...
CENTRAL ISSUE FACILITYThe CIF will be closed to conduct required annual inventory on the following dates:       DATE: Aug....
New Parking Lot InformationA new parking lot near Camp Zamas Gate 4, with 14    stalls for general parking, opened Aug. 10...
Zama Music Fest Shuttle BusThe Camp Zama Transportation Motor Pool will be         providing free shuttle bus service   fo...
Zama Music Fest Shuttle Bus      Depart 11:30 a.m. from SFHA Narita Bus Stop        to Camp Zama Music Theater Workshop   ...
East Meets West Gift Shop   New Store Hours to Serve you Better!  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.First Satur...
Charity Golf Tournament  John C. Parker Memorial VFW Post 1054’s inauguralcharity golf tournament will be held on the foll...
Transition Services CenterThe Department of Veterans Affairs Overseas Military Services  coordinator will be returning to ...
9/11 Prayer BreakfastDate: Sept. 11Time: 6:30 a.m.Place: Camp Zama Community ClubGuest Speaker: Chaplain (Col.) Gary Hensl...
Camp Zama Dining FacilityAug. 20 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55                ~Menu~  Tomato Rice Soup / Mushroom Soup ...
Camp Zama Dining Facility   Aug. 20 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55                ~Menu~   Tomato Rice Soup / Mushroom Soup  ...
Camp Zama Dining FacilityAug. 21 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55                 ~Menu~    Chicken Rice Soup / Broccoli S...
Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 21 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55               ~Menu~  Chicken Rice Soup / Broccoli Soup     ...
Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 22 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55                  ~Menu~ Beef Noodle Soup / Chicken Wild...
Camp Zama Dining Facility   Aug. 22 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55                  ~Menu~Beef Noodle Soup / Chicken Wild Ric...
Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 23 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55                   ~ Menu ~     Chicken Gumbo Soup / Pot...
Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 23 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55               ~Menu~ Chicken Gumbo Soup / Potato Soup      G...
Camp Zama Dining FacilityAug. 24 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55                 ~Menu~    Miso Soup / Creamy Tomato Soup...
Camp Zama Dining Facility  Aug. 24 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55                ~Menu~   Miso Soup / Creamy Tomato Soup     ...
Camp Zama Dining Facility        Aug. 25 Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5.20                        ~Menu~Omelet / Boiled Eggs /...
Camp Zama Dining Facility    Aug. 25 Supper 5 to 6 p.m. $6.40                  ~Menu~      Vegetable Soup / Corn Chowder  ...
Camp Zama Dining Facility  Aug. 26 Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5.20                  ~Menu~Omelet / Boiled Eggs / French Toas...
Camp Zama Dining Facility    Aug. 26   Supper 5 to 6 p.m. $6.40                  ~Menu~              Beef Rice Soup       ...
Dental Assistant ProgramThe program is designed to provide comprehensive       training to work as a dental assistant     ...
Dental Assistant Program   -Applicants will be chosen by an application andinterview process. Only 8 participants will be ...
Job Opportunity       Seeking a Security           Attendant       Part-time/flex position         Training provided      ...
Suicide Prevention Month       Building Resilience in the Army Familywww.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/Keep your eye out for ...
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline             Need someone to talk to?  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now...
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline        DSN: 263-TALK or 263-8255    Japanese phones/cell: 046-407-8255         Allied...
Opportunity for Extra IncomeU.S. Army Garrison Japan Chaplain’s Office is taking        contract applications for watch ca...
TOTAL ARMY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMDo you want to learn how to be the best sponsor you can be?          Attend one of the month...
Transition Services CenterAre you currently separating or retiring from the Army and              looking to get a Federal...
Flu Vaccination Awareness MonthAugust is Immunization/Influenza Vaccination              Awareness Month     To find a par...
East Meets West Gift Shop    East Meets West Gift Shop is sponsored by the Zama Community Spouses Association          and...
Road ClosureA portion of the parking lot at the Camp Zama Community    Club will be closed from Aug. 6 through 27 due to  ...
Pack 34 Cub Scouts            Cub Scouting means “doing.”  You have a lot to do as a Cub Scout, such as crafts,games, spor...
Road ClosureA portion of the parking lot at the Camp Zama Community    Club will be closed from Aug. 6 through 27 due to  ...
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...
Summer Religious ServicesCatholic:  Sunday, 9 a.m., Zama Chapel,  Monday through Thursday, noon, Blessed Sacrament ChapelP...
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...
National CPR/AED Awareness Week Red Cross is introducing a CPR/AED Web-Based             Blended Learning Class       at n...
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED            One Class, Two Nights     Dates: Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m.     ...
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED           One Class, Two Nights    Date: Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 9 p.m.       ...
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED   Date: Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.              Location: Camp Zama  ...
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...
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are now held                at Camp Zama    Dates: Monday, Wed...
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 t...
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 informatio...
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 ...
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  1. 1. DoDEA InformationCamp Zama and Atsugi community members are invited to come out to meet and greet new DoDEA faculty and staff. Date: Aug. 23 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Location: Camp Zama Community Club For more information: 263-5932/046-407-5932
  2. 2. Grand Opening CeremonyThe Skills Development Center construction has finished, including the Auto Crafts Shop, Arts and Crafts, MilitaryClothing Sales, and Army Supply Building, and they will be having their grand opening ceremony on the following date: Date: Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. For more information: 263-4452/046-407-4452
  3. 3. JOB/CAREER FAIRArmy Community Service is hosting Job/CareerFair for all SOFA personnel and family members on the following date: Date: Sept. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. Location: Camp Zama Community Club For more information: 263-8091/ 046-407-8091
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. CENTRAL ISSUE FACILITYThe CIF will be closed to conduct required annual inventory on the following dates: DATE: Aug. 27 to 31 We will be open for emergency issues and turn-ins. In case of an emergency, please call 263-5880/-7454 or, 046-407-5880/-7454
  6. 6. New Parking Lot InformationA new parking lot near Camp Zamas Gate 4, with 14 stalls for general parking, opened Aug. 10. The current eight stalls there that are reserved foron-street parking are scheduled to be permanently removed effective Sept. 3.
  7. 7. Zama Music Fest Shuttle BusThe Camp Zama Transportation Motor Pool will be providing free shuttle bus service for the Zama Music Fest on Sept. 15 and 16. Shuttle buses will run between SFHA to Zama and Sagami General Depot to Zama. Please view the following slides for the complete schedule.
  8. 8. Zama Music Fest Shuttle Bus Depart 11:30 a.m. from SFHA Narita Bus Stop to Camp Zama Music Theater Workshop Depart 11:15 a.m. from SGD Bldg. 90-S10 to Music Theater WorkshopDepart 4:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m., from Music Theater Workshop to SFHA Narita Bus StopDepart 4:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m. from Music Theater Workshop to SGD Bldg. 90-S10
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Transition Services CenterThe Department of Veterans Affairs Overseas Military Services coordinator will be returning to the Camp Zama Transition Service Center on the following dates: Date: Sept. 6 and 7 Location: Bldg. 102, Room M-107 If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss Veterans benefits, please call: 263-3940 or -3513/ 046-407-3940 or -3513 Don’t delay, appointments are limited!
  12. 12. 9/11 Prayer BreakfastDate: Sept. 11Time: 6:30 a.m.Place: Camp Zama Community ClubGuest Speaker: Chaplain (Col.) Gary Hensley, USARJ Command Chaplain Free breakfast buffet tickets will be made available through unit chaplains and the Garrison Chaplain’s Office at 263-4898/046-407-4898
  13. 13. Camp Zama Dining FacilityAug. 20 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 ~Menu~ Tomato Rice Soup / Mushroom Soup Beef Fajitas / Tacos Sweet & Sour Pork / Baked Chicken Steamed Rice / Oven Glo Potatoes Refried Beans / Mexican Corn Seasoned Wax Beans
  14. 14. Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 20 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55 ~Menu~ Tomato Rice Soup / Mushroom Soup Chicken With Okra Barbecued Beef Cubes Mashed Potatoes Rice PilafFried Cabbage / Seasoned Peas & Carrots
  15. 15. Camp Zama Dining FacilityAug. 21 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 ~Menu~ Chicken Rice Soup / Broccoli Soup Baked Lasagna / Spinach Lasagna Spaghetti Meat Sauce / Marinara Buffalo Chicken Paprika Potatoes / Steamed Rice Mixed Italian BlendSeasoned Succotash / Toasted Garlic Bread Toasted Garlic Bread
  16. 16. Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 21 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55 ~Menu~ Chicken Rice Soup / Broccoli Soup Lemon Buttered Fish Pork Curry Rissole Potatoes Steamed Rice / Brown Rice Mustard Greens / Mixed Antigua
  17. 17. Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 22 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 ~Menu~ Beef Noodle Soup / Chicken Wild Rice SoupBBQ Chicken / Fried Chicken / Baked Chicken BBQ Pork Spareribs / Southern Fried Catfish Baked Macaroni & Cheese / Corn Muffin Glazed Sweet Potatoes / Steamed Rice Baked Pinto Beans / Okra & Tomato Combo Southern Style Green / Fried Okra
  18. 18. Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 22 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55 ~Menu~Beef Noodle Soup / Chicken Wild Rice Soup Veal With Honey Mustard Sauce Baked Fish with Ankake Sauce Scalloped Potatoes Brown Rice Seasoned Cauliflower Seasoned Mixed Oriental
  19. 19. Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 23 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 ~ Menu ~ Chicken Gumbo Soup / Potato SoupKalua Pig / Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce Four Meat Pizza / Savory Baked Chicken Oven Browned Potatoes / Steamed Rice Savory Bread Dressing Calico Corn / Tempura Vegetables
  20. 20. Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 23 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55 ~Menu~ Chicken Gumbo Soup / Potato Soup Grilled Garlic Pork Chops Chicken Alaking Mashed Potatoes Steamed Rice Broccoli Polonaise Mexican Mixed Vegetable with Sauce
  21. 21. Camp Zama Dining FacilityAug. 24 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 ~Menu~ Miso Soup / Creamy Tomato Soup Baked Chicken Cajun Baked Fish / Fried Fish Beef Tamale Buttered Pasta / Steamed Rice Tangy Spinach Seasoned Mixed Vegetables
  22. 22. Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 24 Dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. $4.55 ~Menu~ Miso Soup / Creamy Tomato Soup Asian Style Yakisoba Chicken With Tomato Garlic Sauce O’Brien Potatoes / Spanish Rice Seasoned Summer Squash Seasoned Green Beans
  23. 23. Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 25 Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5.20 ~Menu~Omelet / Boiled Eggs / Pancakes / Bacon / Hominy Grits Biscuits / Creamed Beef / Hash Browned Potatoes Vegetable Soup / Corn Chowder Shrimp Chop Suey / Roast Pork Parsley Potatoes / Buttered Pasta Creamed Peas / Corn on the Cob
  24. 24. Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 25 Supper 5 to 6 p.m. $6.40 ~Menu~ Vegetable Soup / Corn Chowder Roast Ham Beef & Broccoli Mashed Potatoes Steamed Rice / Brown RiceHot Spicy Beets / Seasoned Mixed California
  25. 25. Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 26 Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5.20 ~Menu~Omelet / Boiled Eggs / French Toast / Bacon Hominy Grits / Biscuits / Creamed Beef Hash Browned Potatoes / Beef Rice Soup Potato Chowder with Bacon Simmered Corned Beef / Parmesan Fish Garlic Roasted Potatoes / Steamed Rice Mixed Scandinavian Mix / Stewed Tomatoes
  26. 26. Camp Zama Dining Facility Aug. 26 Supper 5 to 6 p.m. $6.40 ~Menu~ Beef Rice Soup Potato Chowder with Bacon Sunday’s Roast Beef Creole Shrimp Mashed Potatoes / Steamed RiceGlazed Carrots / Sautéed Onions & Mushrooms
  27. 27. Dental Assistant ProgramThe program is designed to provide comprehensive training to work as a dental assistant overseas or in America. (The program does NOT guarantee a job after completion) The program consists of 4 weeks of classroominstruction and then, 200 hours of volunteer clinical chair side assistance in Atsugi.
  28. 28. Dental Assistant Program -Applicants will be chosen by an application andinterview process. Only 8 participants will be chosen from the Atsugi community. Applications can be picked up at the American Red Cross office in Bldg. 71 and submit it to the office by Sept. 14, 2012. For more information: 264-6794
  29. 29. Job Opportunity Seeking a Security Attendant Part-time/flex position Training provided More information: 263-5898/046-407-5898
  30. 30. Suicide Prevention Month Building Resilience in the Army Familywww.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/Keep your eye out for upcoming Suicide Prevention events throughout September at Camp Zama For more information: 263-8059/046-407-8059
  31. 31. 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.
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. Opportunity for Extra IncomeU.S. Army Garrison Japan Chaplain’s Office is taking contract applications for watch care workers and musicians.Applications are available at the Camp Zama Chapel. For more information: 263-8064 or 4898/046-407-8064 or 4898 Deadline to register: Aug. 31
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. Transition Services CenterAre you currently separating or retiring from the Army and looking to get a Federal Job?The Camp Zama Transition Services Center will be having a workshop on how to apply for Federal jobs. Dates: Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Location: Bldg. 102, Room M109 To register or for questions, please contact us at 263-3940/046-407-3940
  36. 36. 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/
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. Road ClosureA portion of the parking lot at the Camp Zama Community Club will be closed from Aug. 6 through 27 due to construction being done on “Narita Bus Road” (the entrance road on the north side of the CZCC). A road will be open for traffic passing through the construction area. For more information: 263-8721/ 046-407-8721
  39. 39. 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.
  40. 40. Road ClosureA portion of the parking lot at the Camp Zama Community Club will be closed from Aug. 6 through 27 due to construction being done on “Narita Bus Road” (the entrance road on the north side of the CZCC). A road will be open for traffic passing through the construction area. For more information: 263-8721/ 046-407-8721
  41. 41. 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
  42. 42. College and Career Fair Life after High School Thursday: October 11, 2012 Time: 3 to 6 p.m.Location: Zama American High School Cafeteria
  43. 43. 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
  44. 44. 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
  45. 45. 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/
  46. 46. 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.
  47. 47. 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
  48. 48. Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED One Class, Two Nights Dates: Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. Location: Camp Zama Pre-registration Required www.redcross.org For more information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
  49. 49. Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED One Class, Two Nights Date: Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. Pre-registration Required www.redcross.org For more information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
  50. 50. Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Date: Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Camp Zama Pre-registration Required www.redcross.org For more information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
  51. 51. 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.”
  52. 52. 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.
  53. 53. 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.
  54. 54. 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.
  55. 55. 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
  56. 56. 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
  57. 57. 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
  58. 58. 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.
  59. 59. 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
  60. 60. 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
  61. 61. 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
  62. 62. Community MayorsSagami Depot:Mayor: Dan HewVice Mayor: Frank BordenaveSagamihara:Mayor: Tanesha M. J. Clark
  63. 63. Community MayorsOff-Post:Mayor: Monica BattleVice Mayor: Sue EllisCamp Zama:Mayor: Darren Wade
  64. 64. Community MayorsTowers 1050:Mayor: Casey RobertsVice Mayor: Mark LongTowers 743:Mayor: Alton DanielsVice Mayor: Gerald Fredendall
  65. 65. Community MayorsQuestions or concerns about your community? E-mail us at:communitymayors@yahoo.com
  66. 66. 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
  67. 67. 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).
  68. 68. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Requirements:Meet the Army Height and Weight standards.Current Weapon Qualification (6 months).Recommendation from your Direct Leadership.
  69. 69. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club For more information 263-5673/046-407-5673 263-5003/046-407-5003
  70. 70. 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.
  71. 71. 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
  72. 72. 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.
  73. 73. 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.
  74. 74. 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
  75. 75. 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.
  76. 76. 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
  77. 77. 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
  78. 78. 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
  79. 79. 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.
  80. 80. Army Civilian Record Brief To learn more about the Civilian Record Brief,please check out the IMCOM YouTube Videos at: http://46q.us/crb
  81. 81. Veterans BenefitsSeparating or retiring within the next 12-24 months?
  82. 82. 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.
  83. 83. 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
  84. 84. 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.
  85. 85. 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. .
  86. 86. 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.
  87. 87. 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)
  88. 88. 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.
  89. 89. USA MEDDAC-JapanReduced Primary Care Managers this SummerAppointment availability may be reduced for non- TRICARE beneficiaries.
  90. 90. USA MEDDAC-Japan Reduced Primary Care Managers this SummerWe expect to return to full availability in September.
  91. 91. USA MEDDAC-JapanReduced Primary Care Managers this Summer We remain committed to providing high qualitypatient care, but request your understanding during this summer underlap.
  92. 92. 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.
  93. 93. 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
  94. 94. 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.
  95. 95. 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
  96. 96. 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.
  97. 97. 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.
  98. 98. 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
  99. 99. WORDS TO LIVE BYDo what is right … legally, ethically, and morally
  100. 100. WORDS TO LIVE BYPractice the “Golden Rule”
  101. 101. WORDS TO LIVE BYSpiritual, physical, and mental fitness is a must
  102. 102. WORDS TO LIVE BY Train your replacement;develop tomorrow’s leaders
  103. 103. WORDS TO LIVE BYEnsure your family is Army strong
  104. 104. 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
  105. 105. 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
  106. 106. 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
  107. 107. 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
  108. 108. Follow us on Twitter Are you on Twitter? So are we! Follow us:twitter.com/USAGJapan
  109. 109. Photos on FlickrVisit the garrison photo archive on the popular photo sharing site flickr: flickr.com/usagj

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