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.
Transition Services CenterThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Overseas Military Services Coordinator will be returning to Camp Zama on the following dates: Dates: June 6 and 7 Location: Room M-107, Bldg. 102 If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss veterans’ benefits, please call 263-3940 or 263-3513. Don’t delay, appointments are limited!
Road Closures The following streets will be closed for Independence Day: Date: Saturday, 30 June 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.)
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
The 237th United States Army Birthday Ball “America’s Army: the strength of the Nation” Date: June 9, 5 p.m. to midnight Location: Camp Zama Community Club For More Information Contact: 263-4759/ 046-407-4759 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED Camp Zama Thursday, May 31, 2012 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Pre-Registration is required www.RedCross.org For more information: 046-407-3166 / 263-3166
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. Date: Wednesday, June 13 Location: Bldg. 102, Room M109 Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m. To register or for any questions, contact: 263-3940/046-407-3940
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
DBIDS Registration People who are scheduled to register for DBIDS between May 7 and 25 atSagamihara Housing Area, please go to Camp Zama pass office.
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
Yard of the monthJudging takes place between May 21 and 25 for June winners For more information, please contact Housing Office: 263-5952/046-407-5952 Nominate a Yard of the Month by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Zama American High School Information Trojan Field at Zama American High School will be closed for field maintenance. Date: May 21 through June 21 For more information: 263-4042/ 046-407-4042
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.
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
Camp Zama Tax Center Service Dates: Jan 25 – June 15 Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Including Training Holidays & Sergeant’s Time TrainingFor more information: 263-4698/ 046-407-4698
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-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.
DBIDS Registration Camp Zama May 21 to June 1Japan Ground Self-Defense Force June 4 to July 31 Contractors
DBIDS Registration Camp ZamaMay 14 to June 1 (except weekends and holidays), the Vehicle Registration Office will be opened for registration and for those organizations that have not registered (DoDDS, AAFES, DeCA, ACS, DCAT,-Asia, DOD FELT, VFW, PAC, CYS, S&S/ZAMA, Yokohama North Dock, and all other activities). We will also register any personnel who missed their scheduled registration time.
DBIDS Registration To expedite the registration process,all MLCs must go online and complete an AJ Form 47 (Request for Installation Pass) and bring it with them during the registration process.
DBIDS Registration Camp Zama Security Guard 100% enforcement of DBIDS registration will begin on Aug. 1 (all personnel not registered will be directed tothe vehicle office or pass office to register in DBIDS). All personnel not registered will not be allowed to register any guest.
DBIDS Registration Sagamihara Housing Area Soldiers, DoD civilians and family members (including MLCs) who reside/work on SagamiharaHousing Area can register for DBIDS on the following dates and times: Date: March 6 to June 30, Monday to Friday Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
DBIDS Registration To expedite the registration process, all MLCs must go online and completean AJ Form 47 (Request for Installation Pass) and bring it with them during the registration process.
DBIDS Registration Sagamihara Housing Area Security Guard 100% enforcement of DBIDS registration will begin on Aug. 1 (all personnel not registered will be directed tothe vehicle office or pass office to register in DBIDS). All personnel not registered will not be allowed to register any guest.
DBIDS Registration Sagami General Depot To expedite the registration process,all MLCs must go online and complete an AJ Form 47 (Request for Installation Pass) and bring it with them during the registration process.
DBIDS Registration Sagami General Depot May 14 to 31 (except weekends and holidays) The vehicle registration office will be opened forregistration and for those organizations that have notregistered and personnel who missed their scheduled registration time can also register.
DBIDS Registration Sagami General Depot Security Guard 100% enforcement of DBIDS registration will begin on Aug. 1 (all personnel not registered will be directed tothe vehicle office or pass office to register in DBIDS). All personnel not registered will not be allowed to register any guest.
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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