Military Spouse Appreciation Luncheon         Date: Wednesday, May 23         Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.    Place: Camp Za...
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...
Zama Cub Scout Pack 34  The Zama Cub Scout Pack 34 will be holdingtheir annual car wash event on Saturday, May 12.    Come...
DBIDS Registration        People who are scheduled to register for DBIDS between May 7 and 25 atSagamihara Housing Area, p...
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
Yard of the monthJudging takes place between May 21 and 25             for June winners   For more information, please con...
Camp Zama Dining Facility May 7 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55  Tortilla Chicken Soup / Pumpkin Soup       Beef Fajitas ...
Camp Zama Dining Facility        May 7 Dinner 5 p.m. to 6:30 $4.55       Tortilla Chicken Soup / Pumpkin Soup             ...
Camp Zama Dining FacilityMay 8 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55     Minestrone Soup / Corn Chowder   Baked Lasagna / Spina...
Camp Zama Dining Facility  May 8 Dinner 5 p.m. to 6:30 $4.55   Minestrone Soup / Corn Chowder       Pork Adobo / Enchilada...
Camp Zama Dining Facility         May 9 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55          Chicken Gumbo Soup / Potato Chowder     ...
Camp Zama Dining Facility  May 9 Dinner 5 p.m. to 6:30 $4.55Chicken Gumbo Soup / Potato Chowder    Beef Stir Fry / BBQ Ham...
Camp Zama Dining Facility  May 10 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55Creamy Tomato Soup / Chicken Wild Rice Soup    Roast Tur...
Camp Zama Dining Facility     May 10 Dinner 5 p.m. to 6:30 $4.55 Creamy Tomato Soup / Chicken Wild Rice SoupGreek Style Ba...
Camp Zama Dining Facility  May 11 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55Cream of Mushroom Soup / French Onion Soup              ...
Camp Zama Dining Facility    May 11 Dinner 5 p.m. to 6:30 $4.55Cream of Mushroom Soup / French Onion Soup      Beef Pot Pi...
Camp Zama Dining Facility        May 12 Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5.20Omelet / Boiled Eggs / Pancakes / Biscuits / Hominy G...
Camp Zama Dining Facility      May 12 Supper 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. $6.40     Green Pea Soup / Vegetable Beef SoupSpaghetti with...
Camp Zama Dining Facility          May 13 Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5.20Omelet / Boiled Eggs / French Toast / Biscuits/ Hom...
Camp Zama Dining FacilityMay 13 Supper 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. $6.40 Chicken Noodle Soup / Clam Chowder           Beef Stroganoff...
Zama Sportsmen’s Skeet Range    Come and sharpen your shooting abilityat Camp Zama’s Sportsmen’s Club skeet range.    The ...
Zama American High School Information  Trojan Field at Zama American High School      will be closed for field maintenance...
Sergeant Audie Murphy ClubDo you have what it takes to lead from the front?                 Requirements:        Corporal ...
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
End of Heating Season The transition from the heating to coolingseason will begin on April 23. This will allow    DPW to p...
Yano Fitness Center     Renovations on the swimming pool    at Yano Fitness Center are complete,    and the pool will reop...
First Aid, CPR, AED Training      8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 19      Camp Zama Red Cross Training Room      8 a.m. to...
CPR & AED Training      4:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31      Camp Zama Red Cross Training Room      4:30 to 9:30 p.m.,...
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED                    Camp Zama             Saturday, April 21, 2012                 8 ...
Babysitter’s Training                NAF Atsugi         Saturday, April 21, 2012                8 to 4 p.m.         Saturd...
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED               NAF Atsugi        Saturday, May 12, 2012           8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   ...
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED                  NAF Atsugi           Thursday, May 24, 2012              4:30 to 9:30 p.m.   ...
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...
Camp Zama Tax Center       Service Dates: Jan 25 – June 15       Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Including Training Holida...
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 information...
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-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...
DBIDS Registration                       Camp Zama                       April 30 to May 4Japan Engineer District, Japanes...
DBIDS Registration        Camp Zama       May 21 to June 1Japan Ground Self-Defense Force       June 4 to July 31         ...
DBIDS Registration                      Camp ZamaMay 14 to June 1 (except weekends and holidays), the Vehicle   Registrati...
DBIDS Registration        To expedite the registration process,all MLCs must go online and complete an AJ Form 47     (Req...
DBIDS Registration                    Camp Zama     Security Guard 100% enforcement of DBIDS           registration will b...
DBIDS Registration            Sagamihara Housing Area    Soldiers, DoD civilians and family members (including MLCs) who r...
DBIDS Registration    To expedite the registration process,    all MLCs must go online and completean AJ Form 47 (Request ...
DBIDS Registration            Sagamihara Housing Area     Security Guard 100% enforcement of DBIDS           registration ...
DBIDS Registration             Sagami General Depot                 April 23 to April 27             Directorate of Public...
DBIDS Registration            Sagami General Depot        To expedite the registration process,all MLCs must go online and...
DBIDS Registration             Sagami General Depot    May 14 to 31 (except weekends and holidays)   The vehicle registrat...
DBIDS Registration               Sagami General Depot     Security Guard 100% enforcement of DBIDS           registration ...
REGISTRATION AND BALLOT REQUEST  Effective March 2012, “Driving in Japan”       training will be combined with        the ...
WORDS TO LIVE BYDo what is right … legally, ethically, and morally
WORDS TO LIVE BYPractice the “Golden Rule”
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
EXCHANGE INFORMATIONIf you are shopping at Yokota Exchange and     find something you want and worried     about getting i...
EXCHANGE INFORMATIONCamp Zama Express (Shoppette) will be openeduntil midnight on Friday and Saturday, effectiveJan. 6, 20...
EXCHANGE INFORMATIONMilitary Clothing Sales will be opened on Sunday     from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., effective Jan. 8, 2012    ...
EXCHANGE INFORMATIONMilitary Clothing Sales will be opened on Sunday     from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., effective Jan. 8, 2012    ...
EXCHANGE INFORMATION      Power outage at Zama Gas Station/         Car Care Center (Bldg. 381)            Date: Feb. 13, ...
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Command Channel Slides May 7 to May 14

  1. 1. Military Spouse Appreciation Luncheon Date: Wednesday, May 23 Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Place: Camp Zama Community Club Reservation is required to attend Please call Army Community Service: 263-4357/046-407-4357
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Zama Cub Scout Pack 34 The Zama Cub Scout Pack 34 will be holdingtheir annual car wash event on Saturday, May 12. Come out and support our future leaders. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Place: Parking lot behind PXtra
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Community MayorsSagami Depot:Mayor: Dan HewVice Mayor: Frank BordenaveSagamihara:Mayor: Tanesha M. J. Clark
  7. 7. Community MayorsOff-Post:Mayor: Monica BattleVice Mayor: Sue EllisCamp Zama:Mayor: Darren Wade
  8. 8. Community MayorsTowers 1050:Mayor: Casey RobertsVice Mayor: Mark LongTowers 743:Mayor: Alton DanielsVice Mayor: Gerald Fredendall
  9. 9. Community MayorsQuestions or concerns about your community? E-mail us at:communitymayors@yahoo.com
  10. 10. 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: communitymayors@yahoo.com
  11. 11. Camp Zama Dining Facility May 7 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 Tortilla Chicken Soup / Pumpkin Soup Beef Fajitas / Chicken Fajitas Baked Chicken / Tacos Mexican Rice / Parsley Buttered Potatoes Seasoned Green Beans / Seasoned Corn
  12. 12. Camp Zama Dining Facility May 7 Dinner 5 p.m. to 6:30 $4.55 Tortilla Chicken Soup / Pumpkin Soup Kielbasa with Sauerkraut Chicken Pot Pie Mashed Potatoes / Steamed RiceSeasoned Summer Squash / Seasoned Mixed California
  13. 13. Camp Zama Dining FacilityMay 8 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 Minestrone Soup / Corn Chowder Baked Lasagna / Spinach Lasagna Spaghetti Meat Sauce / MarinaraItalian Roasted Potatoes / Steamed RiceSeasoned Italian Blend / Peas & Carrots Toasted Garlic Bread
  14. 14. Camp Zama Dining Facility May 8 Dinner 5 p.m. to 6:30 $4.55 Minestrone Soup / Corn Chowder Pork Adobo / Enchilada Mashed Potatoes / Steamed Rice Seasoned Succotash Broccoli Polonaise
  15. 15. Camp Zama Dining Facility May 9 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55 Chicken Gumbo Soup / Potato Chowder BBQ Chicken / Fried Chicken / Baked Chicken BBQ Pork Spareribs / Southern Fried Catfish Baked Macaroni and Cheese / Glazed Sweet Potatoes Steamed Rice / Black Eyed Peas / Corn MuffinFried Okra / Okra and Tomato Gumbo / Southern Style Green
  16. 16. Camp Zama Dining Facility May 9 Dinner 5 p.m. to 6:30 $4.55Chicken Gumbo Soup / Potato Chowder Beef Stir Fry / BBQ Ham Steaks Mashed Potatoes / Steamed Rice Seasoned Carrots Herbed Green Beans
  17. 17. Camp Zama Dining Facility May 10 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55Creamy Tomato Soup / Chicken Wild Rice Soup Roast Turkey / Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Mashed Potatoes / Steamed Rice Savory Bread Dressing Seasoned Corn Seasoned Broccoli
  18. 18. Camp Zama Dining Facility May 10 Dinner 5 p.m. to 6:30 $4.55 Creamy Tomato Soup / Chicken Wild Rice SoupGreek Style Baked Chicken / Hamburger Yakisoba Rice Pilaf / Oven Browned Potatoes Seasoned Mixed Vegetables Seasoned Summer Squash
  19. 19. Camp Zama Dining Facility May 11 Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.55Cream of Mushroom Soup / French Onion Soup Beef Curry Lemon Baked Fish / Baked Chicken Potato Au Gratin / Steamed Rice Tempura Vegetables Club Spinach
  20. 20. Camp Zama Dining Facility May 11 Dinner 5 p.m. to 6:30 $4.55Cream of Mushroom Soup / French Onion Soup Beef Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill Steamed Rice / Mashed Potatoes Corn O’Brien Seasoned Cauliflower
  21. 21. Camp Zama Dining Facility May 12 Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5.20Omelet / Boiled Eggs / Pancakes / Biscuits / Hominy Grits Hashed Brown Potatoes / Creamed Beef / Bacon Green Pea Soup / Vegetable Beef Soup Roast Beef / New England Boiled Dinner Mashed Potatoes / Buttered Noodles Seasoned Mixed California / Seasoned Calico Corn
  22. 22. Camp Zama Dining Facility May 12 Supper 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. $6.40 Green Pea Soup / Vegetable Beef SoupSpaghetti with Meatballs / Chicken in Orange Sauce Fried Rice / Mashed PotatoesSeasoned Summer Squash / Seasoned Green Beans
  23. 23. Camp Zama Dining Facility May 13 Brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5.20Omelet / Boiled Eggs / French Toast / Biscuits/ Hominy Grits Creamed Beef / Bacon / Hashed Brown Potatoes Chicken Noodle Soup / Clam Chowder Latin Roast Pork Loin / Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Latin Style Pinto Beans Fried Rice / Noodles w Olive Oil Glazed Carrots / Stir Fry Vegetables
  24. 24. Camp Zama Dining FacilityMay 13 Supper 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. $6.40 Chicken Noodle Soup / Clam Chowder Beef Stroganoff Baked Fish with Garlic Butter Steamed Rice / Mashed Potatoes Seasoned Oriental Mix Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. 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).
  28. 28. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Requirements:Meet the Army Height and Weight standards.Current Weapon Qualification (6 months).Recommendation from your Direct Leadership.
  29. 29. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club For more information 263-5673/046-407-5673 263-5003/046-407-5003
  30. 30. End of Heating Season The transition from the heating to coolingseason will begin on April 23. This will allow DPW to prepare the air-conditioning systems for the upcoming cooling season scheduled to start in May.
  31. 31. Yano Fitness Center Renovations on the swimming pool at Yano Fitness Center are complete, and the pool will reopen on April 17. Operation HoursMonday through Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For any further information 263-4664/3348 or 046-407-4664/3348
  32. 32. First Aid, CPR, AED Training 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 19 Camp Zama Red Cross Training Room 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 12 NAF Atsugi Red Cross Training Room www.RedCross.orgFor more information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
  33. 33. CPR & AED Training 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31 Camp Zama Red Cross Training Room 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thurseday, May 10 NAF Atsugi Red Cross Training Room www.RedCross.orgFor more information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
  34. 34. Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Camp Zama Saturday, April 21, 2012 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.RedCross.org For more information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
  35. 35. Babysitter’s Training NAF Atsugi Saturday, April 21, 2012 8 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-Registration is required www.RedCross.orgFor more information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
  36. 36. Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED NAF Atsugi Saturday, May 12, 2012 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.RedCross.org INFO: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
  37. 37. Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED NAF Atsugi Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Pre-Registration is required www.RedCross.org For more information: 046-407-3166 / DSN 263-3166
  38. 38. 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.
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. 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.
  41. 41. 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.
  42. 42. 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
  43. 43. 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.
  44. 44. 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
  45. 45. 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
  46. 46. 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
  47. 47. 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
  48. 48. 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.
  49. 49. Army Civilian Record Brief To learn more about the Civilian Record Brief,please check out the IMCOM YouTube Videos at: http://46q.us/crb
  50. 50. Veterans BenefitsSeparating or retiring within the next 12-24 months?
  51. 51. 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.
  52. 52. 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
  53. 53. 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.
  54. 54. 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. .
  55. 55. 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.
  56. 56. 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)
  57. 57. 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.
  58. 58. 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
  59. 59. 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.
  60. 60. 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
  61. 61. 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.
  62. 62. 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.
  63. 63. DBIDS Registration Camp Zama April 30 to May 4Japan Engineer District, Japanese Employment & Service Office, Japanese Dispensary and SOFA-sponsored family members. May 7 to May 11 Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation and SOFA-sponsored family members.
  64. 64. DBIDS Registration Camp Zama May 21 to June 1Japan Ground Self-Defense Force June 4 to July 31 Contractors
  65. 65. 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.
  66. 66. 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.
  67. 67. 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.
  68. 68. 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.
  69. 69. 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.
  70. 70. 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.
  71. 71. DBIDS Registration Sagami General Depot April 23 to April 27 Directorate of Public Works April 30 to May 4Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Commissary Agency May 7 to May 11 Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation, AAFES
  72. 72. 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.
  73. 73. 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.
  74. 74. 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.
  75. 75. 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
  76. 76. WORDS TO LIVE BYDo what is right … legally, ethically, and morally
  77. 77. WORDS TO LIVE BYPractice the “Golden Rule”
  78. 78. WORDS TO LIVE BYSpiritual, physical, and mental fitness is a must
  79. 79. WORDS TO LIVE BY Train your replacement;develop tomorrow’s leaders
  80. 80. WORDS TO LIVE BYEnsure your family is Army strong
  81. 81. EXCHANGE INFORMATIONIf you are shopping at Yokota Exchange and find something you want and worried about getting it back to Camp Zama. Not to worry! Visit your Zama Customer Service Team. They will do a store to store delivery for that item you’re interested in.
  82. 82. EXCHANGE INFORMATIONCamp Zama Express (Shoppette) will be openeduntil midnight on Friday and Saturday, effectiveJan. 6, 2012 — New Hours — Sunday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  83. 83. EXCHANGE INFORMATIONMilitary Clothing Sales will be opened on Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., effective Jan. 8, 2012 — New Hours — Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  84. 84. EXCHANGE INFORMATIONMilitary Clothing Sales will be opened on Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., effective Jan. 8, 2012 — New Hours — Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  85. 85. EXCHANGE INFORMATION Power outage at Zama Gas Station/ Car Care Center (Bldg. 381) Date: Feb. 13, 14 and 17 Store will be closed at 5 p.m. All gas pumps will be down from 5 to 9 p.m.
  86. 86. 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
  87. 87. 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
  88. 88. 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
  89. 89. 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
  90. 90. Follow us on Twitter Are you on Twitter? So are we! Follow us:twitter.com/USAGJapan
  91. 91. Photos on FlickrVisit the garrison photo archive on the popular photo sharing site flickr: flickr.com/usagj

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