Command Channel Slides Feb. 22 to March 1, 2013


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Command Channel Slides Feb. 22 to March 1, 2013

  1. 1. BOY SCOUT PACK 34 Annual Pinewood DerbyExperience the sense of accomplishment and the excitement of competition, learn good sportsmanship, and have fun. March 23, 9 a.m. at Arnn Elementary on SHA Competition is open to the public with a separate “Open Class” for children and adults For details, call: 080-4166-2574
  2. 2. Notice From Sams Health Clinic The USA MEDDAC-Japan will undergo major facility renovations starting in Mar., 2013 and extend through 2016.These changes will affect the current parking layout for our community, requiring a shift of parking availability to outlying areas such as the commissary and Camp Zama Community Club.
  3. 3. Notice From Sams Health ClinicPlease watch the video for important information regarding these parking changes and how they will affect you.Please also visit the MEDDAC-Japan facebook page: our website:
  4. 4. B.G. Sams Health & Dental Clinic Renovation Project Starting Soon.Starting in FebruaryThis project will be in phases and span almostthree years.During the construction, only a small part ofour parking lot will be availablefor special needs parking.
  5. 5. B.G. Sams Health & Dental Clinic Renovation Project Starting SoonPlease be patient as we work to provide an up-to-date, modern facility for your medical and dentalcare.The main entrance to the clinic will not change.Contact us at MEDDACJ-PAO@AMEDD.ARMY.MILwith any questions or concerns.
  6. 6. Off Site Parking Locations-Buildings Commissary MWR PHCR Temp Bldg Contractor Staging Area MEDDAC Camp Zama Community Club
  7. 7. Off Site Parking Locations DPW Housing Office (Staff Parking) New Patient Parking (Commissary Area) Special Need Parking (Current Parking Lot) BG Sams Health Clinic Bldg704 Additional Patient Parking (CZCC 48 Spots)
  8. 8. Read Across AmericaThe Read Across America is scheduled to be held atArnn Elementary School in Sagamihara Family Housing Area from March 4 through 7. March 4 :Wear crazy clothes or wear the colors of the Cat in the Hat’s hat, red and white. The assembly will begin at 8:30 a.m. and volunteer readers will start reading from 9 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  9. 9. Read Across AmericaMarch 5 : Wear your wacky, wordy T-shirt. Wear a T-shirt with a message wecan read.March 6 : Oh, the Places You’ll Go: Wear your favorite shirt from a place you have visited or lived.March 7 : Dress as your favorite storybook character.
  10. 10. Important Dates for Arnn ElementaryFeb. 18 : No School (Washington’sBirthday)March 8 : No School (TeacherTraining Day)11 through 15 : Terra Nova test week (third through sixth grade)
  11. 11. Motorcycle Safety Classes The Basic Rider Course (BRC) Experienced Rider Course (ERC) are now available on Camp Zama Access to a motorcycle is needed for the training Open to US military ID Card holders (Active duty retirees, family members, or civilianemployees)
  12. 12. Motorcycle Safety Classes The course is free The Safety Office is your point of contact for all motorcycle safety class information, Call 263-4464 or 8379 to sign up.There are no online web sign-ups for our classes.
  13. 13. Driving in Japan Classes Are you a newcomer to Japan? Need to obtain your local drivers permit?Then sign-up for the "Driving in Japan” class every Tuesday 8 a.m.Safety classroom building 102, room A108 on Camp Zama.
  14. 14. Driving in Japan Classes There is no sign-up or fees for thecourse. Please bring a valid US drivers license and your military ID card.The class is approximately 4 hours long.For more information, call the Safety Office at 263-4464
  15. 15. Remedial Drivers TrainingDo you require a remedial drivers class due to a revocation ofyour drivers privileges or an accident while driving a government vehicle?
  16. 16. Remedial Drivers Training The 4-hour class is taught QUARTERLY, and held in the safety classroom building 102 room A108 on Camp Zama.For more information call the Safety Office at 263-8379 to sign up, All classes are free!
  17. 17. Transition Services Center The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Overseas Military Services Coordinator will be returning tothe Camp Zama Transition Service Center located in Bldg. 102, Room M-107 on March 6 and 7.
  18. 18. Transition Services Center If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss Veterans Benefits you may be entitled to such as applying for disability compensation, education benefitssuch as the Montgomery and new Post 9/11 GI Bills, the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program, etc., please call 263-3940 or 263-3513. Don’t delay, appointments are limited!
  19. 19. Camp Zama ITT Travel OfficeNow is the time to plan your travel for the remainderof Winter as well as your Spring Travel.Zama ITT has a range of travel services available for you. Please contact them at 263-5273 or 046-254-8896 or You can also check the web page at a few things to consider are listed on next slide.
  20. 20. Camp Zama ITT Travel Office Disneyland Discount Tickets valid until March 15 Snow Monkey Trips until end of March Ski and Snowboard Trips Great Wall Marathon Travel to Yap and Stay/Dive at Manta Ray Bay Resort Princess Cruises include a special departure from Japan in JulyContact: 263-5273 or 046-254-8896 or
  21. 21. Emergency Communication Messages The American Red Cross providesthe military community and their families with 24/7 access to an Emergency Communications Network to keep families connected in a crisis, provide case management services, and assist with emergency financial assistance. Find us on Facebook American Red Cross – Camp Zama Click on “Notes”
  22. 22. Emergency Communication MessagesTo start an American Red Cross messagewe need this information: Service member’s or sponsors’ full name Branch of service Rank Social Security Number or date of birth Complete military unit address
  23. 23. Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AEDCamp ZamaSaturday, March 168 a.m. to 5 p.m.Pre-registration required : $ 046-407-3166 / DSN: 263-3166
  24. 24. Babysitter’s Training & Pediatric First Aidand CPR Camp Zama Saturday, March 9 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration required : $55 Info: 046-407-3166 / DSN: 263-3166
  25. 25. Volunteer Opportunities Disaster Trainers and Workers The Camp Zama Red Cross is looking for volunteers willing to help the community prepare for disasters. Take advanced training to support our education programs in the schools and our awareness campaigns in the community. A large number of volunteers to support the earthquake exercise in July 2013. DSN: 263-3166 / Commercial: 046-407-3166
  26. 26. Zama Community Spouses’ Association You are invited to Donate at Basket, Service, or Other Item for the ZaCSA Basket Auction Monies raised go to scholarships for Zama HS Seniors and Community Members! The success of the auction depends on donations from units, organizations, and individuals!! For more information visit:
  27. 27. Zama Community Spouses’ Association
  28. 28. Restroom Relocation Temporary location for customers to use the restrooms Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, 2013
  29. 29. Feb.22, 2013 Price : $4.60~Menu~Beef Noodle Soup / Corn ChowderBreaded Pork with Brown GravyMustard Dill FishSteamed RicePaprika PotatoesCalico Corn 5 p.m.Seasoned Scandinavian Mix to 6:30 p.m.
  30. 30. Feb.23, 2013 Price : $5.25~Menu~Omelet / Boiled Egg / Pancakes / BiscuitsHominy Grits / Creamed Beef / BaconHashed Brown PotatoesCream of Mushroom SoupMulligatawny Soup 9 a.m.Roast Beef / Fried Spicy ChickenSteamed Rice / Scalloped Potatoes toMixed Italian Blend / Stewed Tomatoes 1 p.m.
  31. 31. Feb.23, 2013 Price : $6.45~Menu~Cream of Mushroom SoupMulligatawny SoupSautéed Shrimp with Chili SauceBBQ Corned BeefSteamed RiceMashed Potatoes 5 p.m.Mustard Greens toPeas & Carrots 6 p.m.
  32. 32. Feb.24, 2013 Price : $5.25~Menu~Omelet / Boiled Egg / French Toast / BiscuitsHominy Grits / Creamed Beef / BaconHashed Brown PotatoesChicken Wild Rice Soup / Spanish SoupPrime Rib Steak with Au JusShrimp Scampi 9 a.m.O’Brien Potatoes / Steamed Rice toBroccoli Polonaise 1 p.m.Sautéed Onion & Mushroom
  33. 33. Feb.24, 2013 Price : $6.45~Menu~Chicken Wild Rice Soup / Spanish SoupCajun Baked FishBaked Pork Chops with Orange SauceMashed PotatoesSteamed Brown RiceMexican Mixed Vegetables 5 p.m.with Sauce toSautéed Spinach with Bacon 6 p.m.
  34. 34. Feb 25, 2013 Price : $4.60~Menu~Tomato Rice Soup / Cream of Mushroom SoupBeef Fajitas / TacosSweet & Sour Pork / Baked ChickenSteamed Rice / Oven Browned PotatoesRe-fried Beans / Seasoned Wax Beans 11:30 a.m.Mexican Mixed Vegetables with Sauce to 1 p.m.
  35. 35. Feb.25, 2013 Price : $4.60~Menu~Tomato Rice Soup / Cream of Mushroom SoupChicken with OkraGinger Pork ChopsMashed PotatoesSteamed RiceSeasoned Broccoli 5 p.m.Seasoned Peas & Carrots to 6:30 p.m.
  36. 36. Feb.26, 2013 Price : $4.60~Menu~Chicken Rice Soup / Vegetables SoupBaked Lasagna / Spinach LasagnaSpaghetti with Meat Sauce / MarinaraBaked ChickenPaprika Potatoes / Steamed Rice 11:30 a.m.Mixed Italian BlendSeasoned Succotash toToasted Garlic Bread 1 p.m.
  37. 37. Feb.26, 2013 Price : $4.60~Menu~Chicken Rice Soup / Vegetables SoupLemon Buttered FishPork CurryMashed PotatoesSteamed RiceMixed Antigua 5 p.m.Mustard Greens with Bacon to 6:30 p.m.
  38. 38. Feb.27, 2013 Price : $4.60~Menu~Beef Noodle Soup / Chicken Wild Rice SoupBBQ Chicken / Fried Chicken / Baked ChickenBBQ Pork SpareribsSouthern Fried Catfish / Baked Macaroni& Cheese / Corn Muffin / Glazed Sweet 11:30 a.m.Potatoes / Steamed RiceBlack Eyed Peas toOkra & Tomato Combo 1 p.m.Southern Style Greens / Fried Okra
  39. 39. Feb.27, 2013 Price : $4.60~Menu~Beef Noodle Soup / Chicken Wild Rice SoupMeat LoafCreamed Bacon & Spinach with PastaScalloped PotatoesSteamed Brown RiceSeasoned Cauliflower 5 p.m.Seasoned Mixed Oriental to 6:30 p.m.
  40. 40. Feb.28, 2013 Price : $4.60~Menu~Miso Soup / Cream of BroccoliRoast Turkey / Cranberry SaucePork Adobo / Teriyaki ChickenSteamed Rice / Steamed Brown RiceSavory Bread Dressing 11:30 a.m.Oven Glo PotatoesMixed Vegetables / Tangy Spinach to 1 p.m.
  41. 41. Feb.28, 2013 Price : $4.60~Menu~Miso Soup / Cream of BroccoliPork Chop with Tomato Garlic SauceParmesan FishMashed PotatoesSteamed RiceBroccoli Polonaise 5 p.m.Mexican Corn to 6:30 p.m.
  42. 42. Mar.1, 2013 Price : $4.60~Menu~Egg Drop Soup / Creamy Tomato SoupBaked Chicken / Roast BeefCajun Baked Fish / Fried FishMashed Potatoes / Steamed RiceSeasoned Brussels Sprouts 11:30 a.m.Creamed Peas to 1 p.m.
  43. 43. Mar.1, 2013 Price : $4.60~Menu~Egg Drop Soup / Creamy Tomato SoupPork SchnitzelBeef YakisobaSteamed RiceButtered PotatoesSeasoned Summer Squash 5 p.m.Seasoned Green Beans to 6:30 p.m.
  44. 44. Mar. 2, 2013 Price : $5.25~Menu~Omelet / Boiled Egg / Pancakes / BaconHominy Grits / Biscuits / Creamed BeefHashed Brown PotatoesVegetable Soup / Corn ChowderSirloin Steak / Miso Pork / Baked ChickenParsley Potatoes / Steamed Rice 9 a.m.Creamed Peas toButtered Soy Sauce Corn 1 p.m.
  45. 45. Mar.2, 2013 Price : $6.45~Menu~Vegetable Soup / Corn ChowderVeal ParmesanBaked Fish with Mexican SauceMashed PotatoesSteamed Brown RiceHot Spicy Beets 5 p.m.Seasoned Mixed California to 6 p.m.
  46. 46. Mar.3, 2013 Price : $5.25~Menu~Omelet / Boiled Egg / French Toast / BaconHominy Grits / Biscuits / Creamed BeefHashed Brown PotatoesBeef Rice Soup / Potato Chowder with BaconMustard-Roasted FishChicken Tastuta-age / Roast Beef 9 a.m.Garlic Roasted Potatoes / Steamed Rice toSautéed Onions & Mushroom 1 p.m.Green Beans Casserole
  47. 47. Mar.3, 2013 Price : $6.45~Menu~Beef Rice Soup / Potato Chowder with BaconShrimp with Buttered basil SauceGrilled Ham SteakMashed PotatoesSteamed RiceGlazed Carrots 5 p.m.Mixed Scandinavian Mix to 6 p.m.
  48. 48. Effective Date: Jan. 31, 2013Every Thursday’s Breakfast Hourswill change from: 6 to 8 the new hours: 7 to 9 a.m.
  49. 49. The Zama Community Spouses Association 2013 Scholarship Information ZaCSA Scholarship Applications are now available for Zama American High School Seniors andNon-traditional Students (Spouse/Adult Family members) Please visit our website at to download applications and information concerning each individual scholarship.
  50. 50. The Zama Community Spouses Association 2013 Scholarship Information Scholarship Application Deadlines: Zama American High School Seniors: Mar. 30, 2013 Non-traditional Students (Spouse/Adult Family Member): Mar. 15, 2013All applications must be postmarked on or before these dates      If you have any questions, please contact Rose Wade at:
  51. 51. School Information Attention college- and career school-bound students!Apply now for Federal Student Aid (FSA). Applications are at the link below: Go to
  52. 52. Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel See next slide Sign up now!Contact the USARJ Chaplains Office: 263-5204/4888
  53. 53. Home School Installation Registration Home schools are required to register with the installation through the School Liaison Officer for accountability purposes only.If you are currently home schooling or plan to in the future, please contact the School Liaison Officer at 263-5932/046-407-5932
  54. 54. Bldg 102 Road Closure The street and parking spacebetween 4th avenue and 5th avenue at Bldg. 102, close to the Gate 2 area will be closed from Jan. 8 to March 31, 2013 due to the construction. For more information: 263-5644 or 046-407-5644
  55. 55. Bldg 102 Road Closure Bldg 102 Road Closurefrom Jan. 8 to March 31, 2013 here Bldg 102
  56. 56. Community Coffee @ ACSThis group meets to discuss the positive aspects ofliving in Japan – anything from where to eat, shop, travel and tips on making life easier overseas Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ACS - Bldg 402 263-HELP (4357)
  57. 57. 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:
  58. 58. 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.”
  59. 59. 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.
  60. 60. 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.
  61. 61. 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.
  62. 62. Be informed• Chain of Command•• (Local Conditions Page)••Mass Notification System• Command Channel 13• Eagle 810 radio• Family Assistance Center
  63. 63. 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
  64. 64. 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
  65. 65. 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
  66. 66. 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
  67. 67. 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
  68. 68. 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).
  69. 69. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Requirements:Meet the Army Height and Weight standards.Current Weapon Qualification (6 months).Recommendation from your Direct Leadership.
  70. 70. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club For more information 263-5673/046-407-5673 263-5003/046-407-5003
  71. 71. 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.
  72. 72. 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
  73. 73. Household Good Shipments Made Easy You can schedule a household goods pick up from the privacy of your living room. Visit 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.
  74. 74. 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
  75. 75. 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
  76. 76. 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.
  77. 77. USA MEDDAC-JapanReduced Primary Care Managers this SummerAppointment availability may be reduced for non- TRICARE beneficiaries.
  78. 78. USA MEDDAC-Japan Reduced Primary Care Managers this SummerWe expect to return to full availability in September.
  79. 79. USA MEDDAC-JapanReduced Primary Care Managers this Summer We remain committed to providing high qualitypatient care, but request your understanding during this summer underlap.
  80. 80. 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.
  81. 81. 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
  82. 82. 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 anytime, or call 263-4175/ 046-407-4175 during duty hours.
  83. 83. 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
  84. 84. WORDS TO LIVE BYDo what is right … legally, ethically, and morally
  85. 85. WORDS TO LIVE BYPractice the “Golden Rule”
  86. 86. WORDS TO LIVE BYSpiritual, physical, and mental fitness is a must
  87. 87. WORDS TO LIVE BY Train your replacement;develop tomorrow’s leaders
  88. 88. WORDS TO LIVE BYEnsure your family is Army strong
  89. 89. 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:
  90. 90. 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:
  91. 91. 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:
  92. 92. 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:
  93. 93. Follow us on Twitter Are you on Twitter? So are we! Follow
  94. 94. Photos on FlickrVisit the garrison photo archive on the popular photo sharing site flickr: