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January 20, 2011


VOL. 39, NO. 3

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A cook reaches for a utensil Monday during lunch preparation at the Camp Zama Dining Facility. The DFAC here was named the best in the Small Garrison category at the Army-wide level of the fiscal 2011 Phillip A. Connelly Award competition. The win follows the facilitys previous recognition at the Pacific-region level last July.

Zama Dining Facility named one of best in Army


By Dustin Perry
Torii Editor

The Camp Zama Dining Facility was named one of the best in the Department of the Army after the results of a DA-wide competition were announced last month. The Camp Zama DFAC won first place in the Small Garrison category of the Phillip A. Connelly Awards, which recognize excellence in the Armys foodservice program. This comes after a win at the Installation Management Command Pacific regional level last July. Under the current management, the Camp Zama DFAC and its staff of 19 previously won first place at the IMCOM-PAC

level of the competition in fiscal 2010, 2008 and 2006. An evaluation team first visited the dining facility here to grade it in 20 areas of service, including food preparation and quality, food safety, appearance, training, and equipment and facilities. Michael A. Horne Sr., the DFAC manager, said he was very confident to be competing in the Connelly competition because of the pride and preparation we put into our service every day. After winning at the regional level the Camp Zama DFAC, as well as four other small-garrison regional winners, moved forward to compete at the Army-wide level. Judging at that stage was conducted last November, and the results were announced

shortly thereafter. Winners and runners-up were also announced in the Large Garrison, Active Army Field Kitchen, U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Army National Guard categories. Winning the Connelly Award at the highest level was an honor, said Horne, who equated the elite competition with the Super Bowl. Receiving this award means that we are the best of the best; you can get no better [honor] than the Phillip A. Connelly Award, said Horne, who has 30 years of experience in the foodservice industry. It means you are the best in the world at what you do. Horne praised his staff by saying they

are very professional at what they do. This most recent Connelly competition was Hornes last opportunity to be part of the Camp Zama team, as he will soon leave for a job at a dining facility at Fort Benning, Ga. He said there is no doubt in his mind that the staff can compete again this year at the Army-wide level. No words can describe how I feel, said Horne. I gave Camp Zama everything I had, and I hope to come back and give it to them again in the near future. Approximately 300 customers are served throughout three mealtimes every day at the Camp Zama DFAC, said Horne. The staffs mission is simple, he added: to provide the best quality food service possible.

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NEWS

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Zama Briefs
You Made the Grade
Now in its 10th consecutive year, the You Made the Grade program recognizes Camp Zama students who achieve a B average or better with a benefits-filled booklet. Exclusive offers include a free Burger King kids meal or a Subway sixinch combo, video rental and $2 off any new release DVD at the Power Zone, to name a few. Students who make the grade also can register for a drawing to win a savings bond worth up to $5,000 by filling out and mailing an included entry form. To receive the You Made the Grade booklet, students simply present a valid military ID card and proof of an overall B or better average to the Camp Zama Exchange. Students may receive one coupon package for every qualifying report card, but may enter the savings bond drawing only once per calendar year. Camp Zama families can contact the Exchange at 263-5585 for more information about You Made the Grade.

Torii Station to pay tribute to King Jr.


58th Signal sponsors observance in honor of civil rights leader
By Lauren Hall
Torii Station Public Affairs

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program

Sexual assault is a criminal offense that has no place in the Army. Every Soldier who is aware of a sexual assault should report it immediately It is punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and other federal and local civilian laws. USAG-J Camp Zama Sexual Assault Hotline: 882# or 090-9395-8909 (24/7 response). USAG-J Torii Station: 090-6861-8042 (24/7 response). Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program website: http://www. sexualassault.army.mil. Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand powder infant formulas following an internal quality review that detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product produced in one production area in a single manufacturing facility. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that while the formula containing these beetles poses no immediate health risk, there is a possibility that infants who consume formula containing the beetles or their larvae could experience symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and refusal to eat as a result of small insect parts irritating the GI tract. If these symptoms persist for more than a few days, contact U.S. Army Medical Activity Japan at 263-4127. For further information on this recall, visit http://similac.com/recall/Default.aspx. The recall of these powder infant formulas includes: Certain Similac powder product lines offered in plastic containers Certain Similac powder product lines offered in eight-, 12.4- and 12.9ounce cans To immediately find out if the product in your possession is included in this recall, visit www.similac.com/recall/lookup and type in the lot number to determine if it is affected, or call (800) 986-8850. If the item is affected by the recall, return it to the point of purchase. For questions or concerns, call 263-4127 or 263-5050.

TORII STATION, Okinawa The Army on Okinawa will celebrate the life, accomplishments and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. during an observance Monday held at the Torii Station Chapel and sponsored by the 58th Signal Battalion. King was a Baptist minister known for his I Have a Dream speech delivered on Aug. 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., where more than 250,000 civil rights activists participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, calling for racial equality and an end to discrimination. King, who attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduated from high school when he was only 15 years old, earned a bachelors degree from Morehouse College and attended three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. While at Crozer, he was elected president of his predominantly white senior class. He attended Boston University, receiving a doctorate degree in philosophy from Boston University in 1955. While in Boston, he met and married Coretta Scott. He became pastor of a Baptist church in Alabama in 1954 and also became a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advance-

ment of Colored People. He led the first nonviolent civil rights demonstration in the U.S., the bus boycott that lasted 382 days, prompted by Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat for a white passenger resulting in her being arrested, tried and convicted for disorderly conduct and for violating the Segregation Law. Finally, on Dec. 21, 1956, the Supreme Court declared laws of segregation on buses to be unconstitutional, but not before King had been arrested and his home bombed. King was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, leading protests, writing five books, speaking more than 2,500 times and traveling more than 6 million miles. He was arrested more than 20 times and was assaulted at least four times. In 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 35, he was the youngest man to have received the prize and donated his prize money to help further the advancement of civil rights. On Jan. 3, 1964, he was named Time magazines Man of the Year. His I Have a Dream speech is credited with desegregation and prompting the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and once again earned King the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965. I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream, went Kings speech. I have a dream that one

Torii Station will hold an observance Monday at the chapel in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The event is being sponsored by the 58th Signal Battalion.

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day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of a motel room in Memphis, Tenn.

Similac recall

Fit for a King

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Members of U.S. Army Japans 296th Army Band perform music in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during an observance held Jan. 12 at the Community Activity Center here. More than 250 people attended the event.

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Camp Zama Tax Center to open Wednesday


By Dustin Perry
Torii Editor

The Camp Zama Tax Center is scheduled to open Wednesday and will provide prompt, accurate and comprehensive tax-preparation services to eligible community members, the centers adviser said. The center will offer free tax-preparation services to all Department of Defense ID cardholders through June 15. In addition to the Tax Centers management team adviser Joe Acfalle, tax coordinator Kathy Myrick, officer-in-charge Capt. Jeremy Horn, and chief of client services Jason Braswell five Volunteer Income Tax Assistant-certified preparers will be available to meet the communitys tax-related needs, said Acfalle. Were looking for the best and the brightest, because taxes are a very complex set of rules, Acfalle said of his preparers, all of whom will have completed the basic, intermediate, advanced, military and international VITA requirements in time for the Tax Centers opening. Having a team of preparers that is knowledgeable in the many military-specific tax rules is crucial in ensuring that servicemembers tax forms are done thoroughly and correctly, said Acfalle. My aim every year is to have zero percent error while at the same time increasing the number of customers and getting the word out that we can do what is required, said Acfalle. The community should be assured that our people are qualified. Additional services will also be available in the Camp Zama Exchange, as well as for teachers and faculty members at Arnn Elementary School. Units interested in requesting a preparer to visit their area should contact the office for arrangements. Walk-ins at the Tax Center are always welcome, said Acfalle, but he recommends making an appointment and e-mailing all necessary tax documents in an encrypted

The staff at the Camp Zama Tax Center will provide prompt, accurate and comprehensive tax-preparation services free of charge to DoD ID cardholders and other eligible community members beginning Wednesday and continuing until June 15.

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fashion to taxcenter@zama.army.mil in advance. This will help streamline the preparation process and decrease the average amount of time customers spend at the Tax Center. Customers are encouraged to complete an IRS Intake Sheet, which can be downloaded at http://www.irs.gov/pub/ irs-pdf/f13614c.pdf, prior to their appointment. Appointments can also be made via telephone by calling 263-1040. The Tax Center, located in room CE-109 of Bldg. 101, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, including training holidays and Sergeants Time Training, but excluding federal holidays.

Joseph Jeu selected as DeCA director


By Kevin L. Robinson
DeCA Public Affairs

FORT LEE, Va. Joseph H. Jeu, a member of the Senior Executive Service, has been selected as the new director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. His appointment was effective Jan. 3. Jeu comes to DeCA from the U.S. General Services Administration, where

he was the assistant commissioner for general supplies and services for the Federal Acquisition Service. As DeCA director, Jeu succeeds Philip E. Sakowitz Jr., who retired in June 2010. In the interim, Thomas E. Milks, the agencys chief operating officer, served as its acting director. Returning to commissaries is a homecoming of sorts, and Im privileged to have the opportunity, said Jeu.

o you have a concern or an issue on your mind? Are you seeking a channel for your voice to be heard? Look no further. The Torii Newspaper welcomes all letters regarding issues or concerns involving the Camp Zama community as a whole. Critical letters should offer suggestions for resolutions as applicable. Letters or e-mails must be signed, but names will be withheld in publication upon request. The Torii Newspaper will protect the names of its sources if they so desire. Letters may be edited for content and length according to the Associated Press Stylebook and the Torii Style Guide. If you would like to have your voice heard in the Torii Newspaper, e-mail your letters to the deputy PAO at dustin.perry@us.army.mil, or send by regular mail to:

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This publication, with a weekly circulation of 2,000, is printed by Pacific Stars and Stripes, Tokyo. All photos are U.S. Army photographs unless otherwise indicated. The newspaper uses military news services including American Forces Press Service and Army News Service. Story and photo submissions not pertaining to commercial advertising may be sent to the USAG-J HNR/PAO TORII Office at least two weeks prior to the desired publication date. The TORII is distributed every Thursday. Submissions may be e-mailed to the editor at dustin.perry@us.army.mil. The editor reserves the right not to publish submissions not in accordance with Army Public Affairs regulations and standard operating procedures. Editorial offices are located in room A-208, Bldg. 102, South Camp Zama, Japan.

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This Army-funded newspaper is an authorized publication for the members of the Army community in Japan in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1. Contents of the TORII are not necessarily the official view of, or endorsement by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or the U.S. Army Garrison Japan command. It is published weekly by the TORII staff of the USAG-J HNR/Public Affairs office, APO, AP 96343-0054, phone 315-263-5978.

Commanding General: Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr. Garrison Commander: Col. Perry Helton Garrison Public Affairs Officer: Edward H. Roper Editor: Dustin Perry Staff: Tetsuo Nakahara Okinawa Bureau Chief: Anastasia Moreno Okinawa Bureau Staff: Lauren Hall

Community Calendar
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UpcomingOngoing Events
New Years Flower Arrangement
New Years Flower Arrangement with Ikebana instructor Date: Today, Time: 2 to 5 p.m. Place: Arts and Crafts Center For more information, call 263-4412

Army Volunteer Corps

Post-Combat Stress Support

A special support group to assist those experiencing symptoms of post-combat stress is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the community room at Army Community Services. For more information, call Gary Woods at 263-8091.

CLEP and DANTES Testing

Would you like to learn new skills, meet new people and explore new career fields? Would you like to make a difference? Then you may want to enter the exciting world of volunteerism. You can register as a volunteer in the Volunteer Management Information System. Its easy to get started. This can be completed at your home, the Education Center, the library or by utilizing the volunteer computer at ACS. If you do not have an account at www. myarmylifetoo.com, register for an account by going to the site and clicking on Register for an Account. Once registered, with www.myarmylifetoo.com, click on Become a Volunteer and select Volunteer Registration. To become a Camp Zama volunteer, contact the community life officer at 263-8087.

Whats Happening Outside the Gate?


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Setsubun Bean-Throwing Ceremony, or Mamemaki, Feb. 3

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support (DANTES) testing sessions are held at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, call 263-5379 / 4691 or e-mail dspivey@asia.umuc.edu. To study for the CLEP tests, visit www. petersons.com. To study for the DANTES exams, visit www.getcollegecredit.com.

CIF closure

The Central Issue Facility will be closed for relocation and to conduct required semi-annual inventory until Jan. 28. For emergencies, call Mr. Bishop at 263-5880 or 0908515-4051.

Foreign Born Spouse Support Group

Whether your question concerns immigration and naturalization, learning the English language, or how to take local transportation, the Army Community Service Relocation Program provides assistance, weekly classes and referrals. The support group is held on the third Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the ACS Outreach Room. Call 263-HELP (4357) for pre-registration.

Free Bowling Thursdays

Zama Bowling Center is open for free bowling from 3 7 p.m. Thursdays to promote family time. Free bowling is also offered from 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Mon. Fri. with lunch purchase of $4.50 or more. Pre-paid bowling cards are also available. For more information, call 263-4780.

Setsubun is a Japanese festival the day before the start of each season according to a Japanese lunar calendar; usually the term refers to the start of spring. Setsubun is traditionally celebrated with the bean-throwing ceremony, or mamemaki. Usually, men and women who were born on the zodiac sign of a given year are supposed to throw beans. Some ceremonies invite Japanese celebrities or sumo wrestlers to throw beans. They scatter parched soybeans with a shout of Fuku wa uchi, which means, In with the fortune. Other people try to catch as many beans as they can to bring good luck and happiness. The bean-throwing ceremony takes places at shrines and temples in your area, while many families also celebrate it at home. Ceremonies will be held at the Mount Takao YakuoinTemple in Tokyo, the Samukawa Jinja Shrine in Samukawa, the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, the Kawasaki Daishi Temple in Kawasaki, the Hasedera Temple in Kamakura, and Tokyo Tower. At Tokyo Tower, you may also try the special setsubun sushi roll, called eho-maki, after the bean-throwing ceremony, to wish for good luck and health this year. You bite the roll facing toward the lucky direction of the year, which for 2011 is south-southeast, and you finish the sushi roll without stopping. Do not talk while eating; otherwise, your wish will not come true. At the Hakone Jinja Shrine in Hakone, after a parade with people dressed in traditional Japanese costumes, a bean-throwing ceremony starts at the shrine, and another ceremony takes place on the water at Lake Ashinoko. Goblins, representing misfortune, water-ski on the lake, and people throw beans at the goblins from the boat.

SCHOOL NEWS
today: PAC Meeting, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Jan. 28: Bigz and Lilz Activities, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Zama Child Development Center: 263-4992 SHA Child Development Center: 267-6348

a delay in language, physical, cognitive, social or adaptive behavior development. For children under 3 years of age, call EDIS at 267-6545 to schedule an appointment. GradeSpeed: DoDEA has implemented GradeSpeed in all fourth- through 12th-grade classrooms worldwide. GradeSpeed is a web-based program that enables parents to log in and view grade and attendance data for their students. GradeSpeed will be the only authorized and supported grade book used by DoDEA employees in these grades. All teachers have secure access to GradeSpeed through the use of an Internet web browser. Teachers use the grade book portion of GradeSpeed to enter assignments, grades and to maintain grade calculations. Teachers are also able to e-mail progress reports to parents through GradeSpeed. For more information, go to http://www.dodea.edu/back_to_school/ gradespeed.cfm or contact Brandy Bell, educational technologist, at brandy.bell@pac. dodea.edu.

today: Free Baby Gym, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.; PAC Meeting, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Friday: Community Night Out Jan. 28: Hot Cocoa and Pajama Day SaS open recreation Program: Parents: Are you looking for programs that your school-aged children can participate in? Children: Are you looking for things that will keep you active and busy outside of the house? If so, then the Open Recreation Program events are for you. School Age Services is offering open recreation opportunities in the weekday and Saturday afternoons for youth currently enrolled in grades one to six. registration: To register your child or for more information please stop by the CYS Central Enrollment Registry Office in Bldg. 533 on Camp Zama, or call 263-4125 or SAS at 267-6013.

Zama American Middle School: 263-4040 Zama American High School: 263-3181

Visit the Web at www.zama-ms.pac.dodea.edu/ for information pertaining to Zama American Middle School. Visit the Web at www.zama-hs.pac.dodea.edu/ for information pertaining to Zama American High School.

John O. Arnn Elementary: 267-6602

PSCd Screening: Your child or someone elses may qualify for Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities. Screenings for children ages 3 to 5 are held twice a month at AES to locate and identify children who may have developmental delays. Call Arnn Elementary School at 267-6602 to make an appointment if you suspect your child has

Child, Youth and School Services: 263-4500


SAT Test PREP: Every Tuesday in January, 3 p.m. - Close

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World knowledge earns Arnn student geography bee championship
By dustin Perry
Torii Editor

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It is the sudden-elimination round ofArnn Elementary Schools geography bee, and finalists Garrick Fies and Lindsey Young are seated next to each other, much like Indiana and Ohio, their respective answers to the current question. The Wabash River forms part of the border between Illinois and what other state? asked Ben Greenman, the bees moderator. The response written on the dry-erase board Garrick holds is the correct one, and with that, the relieved sixth-grader exclaims, Yes! at having just claimed first place in the nerve-jangling competition. Garrick was one of 10 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders at Arnn who did well enough on a preliminary written test to represent their school in the bee held Thursday at the Information Center there. In all, the bee presented more than 50 questions about the worlds oceans, deserts, rivers and mountain ranges to the knowledgeable competitors. Making it past two suddenelimination rounds the other being a final-round tiebreaker alongside fourth-grader Mykel Santos, who finished third and earning top honors in the bee was an unbelievable experience, said Garrick. I didnt really expect to get this far, said Garrick. I studied a lot, but I never really thought Id get

Arnn Elementary School sixth-grader Garrick Fies reacts after correctly answering the question that won him first place in the schools geography bee held there Thursday. The final round was a suddenelimination showdown between Fies and his classmate Lindsey Young, who placed second.

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this far because a lot of people who were previous champions were coming back this year. Sixth-grader Gia Haddock, last years winner, presented Garrick with a gold medal following the competition. A studying regimen of 15 to 30 minutes per day poring over world maps, taking online quizzes helped prepare Garrick for the bee, he said. However, he added, there was a major difference between practicing for an

event like this and taking part in the real thing. Practicing for it, there was not that much pressure because you dont really have to worry about anything, said Garrick. Whenever youre actually in the geography bee, there is a lot more pressure because you dont know how much studying your other classmates have done and how much they know. When using clues from the questions didnt help him come

up with the correct answer, Garrick said he just went with his instincts. It was not the outcome he was thinking of while competing, Garrick added, but rather the right now. In the beginning I wasnt doing very well, said Garrick. I just [thought] to myself, There is still a whole round to go. Lindsey also said she tried to calm herself down during the competition and tried not to think about the pressure. Finishing sec-

ond place in the bee was a really great achievement for Lindsey, the sixth-grader added. The geography bee was all about world knowledge and making connections between places and things, said Greenman. Many of the students at Arnn come from military families and have lived in places around the world, which helps better prepare them for the competition, he added. [The bee] benefits the students because its something they can look back on and look forward to, said Greenman. They have a unique opportunity to one-up others on experiences within geography. The sudden-elimination round between Garrick and Lindsey was exciting, said Greenman, who added that there was a sense of anticipation before seeing what answers they wrote down for each question. It looked like Garrick and Lindsey both had good regimens of study, said Greenman. It makes me think I should keep up with these boys and girls. This was the 22nd annual geography bee to be held at Arnn. As the winner, Garrick will receive a $200 savings bond. This week he took another written exam in the hopes of qualifying for the 2011 National Geographic Bee, scheduled to be held May 24 and 25 in Washington, D.C. The event will feature winners from all 50 U.S. states competing for a $25,000 scholarship.

Inspirational speaker
Fourth-grader Christopher Barrios holds up his answer during the opening round of the geography bee held Thursday at Arnn Elementary School.

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman, a former member of the Golden Knights parachute team, speaks to an audience Tuesday at Torii Station, Okinawa. Bowman lost both of his legs during a 1994 training accident.

Classifieds & Movies


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Physical Therapist, intermittent (240 hours): Provides physical therapy service in the areas of physical disabilities, neuromuscular and psychosocial dysfunctions in patients ranging from adolescence to the very elderly. Must have license to practice physical therapy in the U.S. This is a contract positions open to SOFA status applicants. Resumes may be sent to Yoshiyasu. Aoki@us.army.mil. ALL applicants shall register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at www.ccr.gov. Physical Therapist, intermittent (240 hours): Provides physical therapy service in the areas of physical disabilities, neuromuscular and psychosocial dysfunctions in patients ranging from adolescence to the very elderly. Must have license to practice physical therapy in the U.S. This is a contract positions open to SOFA status applicants. Resumes may be sent to Yoshiyasu. Aoki@us.army.mil. ALL applicants shall register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at www.ccr.gov. 090-3082-4439 or E-mail: partngtn@jcom. home.ne.jp Part-time english teacher: Pay is 16,000 to work four times per month. Two Mondays from 4 6:10 p.m., one Tuesday from 9 10 p.m. and one Friday from 7 8 p.m. Located 15 minutes driving distance from SHA in Minami-Rinkan area. For more information, E-mail Kaz at superkids-csc1190@nifty.com. esl teacher: Seeking ESL teachers for two conversational group classes. One requires travel to Tama and is very accessible by car. Meeting times are the 1st and 3rd Sat. from 10:30 a.m. noon for one class and Sat. from 3 to 4 p.m. for the second. Pay is 7,500 and 3,000 per hour respectively. Call 090-549-6725 or e-mail shantee12@yahoo.com. instructor: Arts and Crafts Center seeks instructors to teach sewing, water color painting, washi paper craft and/or acrylic paint arts. Also looking for contracted framer who has at least three years experience in framing production. For more information, call Nodera-san at 2634412. instructor: If you interested to teach Hula, Jazz, Piano, Drum classes please contact Community Activity Center at 263-8892 or 3939 JaPaNese visa assisTaNCe: I am in the process of preparing the paperwork to sponsor my new Filipino wife for a Japanese Tourist Visa. If you have been thru this process, please call Jeff at 090-9102-2117

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fUReai, Japanese Personnel Newsletter is issued and distributed electronically. This newsletter is for MLC/MC/IHA personnel and US personnel who have Japanese subordinate employees. It is available at https://intranet. zama.army.mil/?linkid=fureai. Table Top Miniatures: Do you play Warhammer 40K or Fantasy? Other miniature games? Well contact me and lets roll some dice! Please email James @ ngolmo@gmail.com shoe repair: A cobbler is available on Zama in building 378. They are open from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. sports Photos Wanted: The Torii Newspaper wants to publish your action sports photos for sports of all ages, all seasons. To showcase your team or your childs team, e-mail your digital action sports photos less than two weeks old (with captions) in .jpg format of 3mb or more to tetsuo.nakahara4@us.army.mil. Catering services: The Catering Office is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., plus it is open on Wednesdays by appointment only. For additional information and assistance, please call at 263-4204. PWoC Bible study Thursday morning Watch Care from 9:30 11:30am.: Needs to be CPRcertified and first aid-certified. Paid position. Call Camp Zama Chapel at 263-3955.

Classified ads not pertaining to commercial profit are free to military personnel, DA Civilians, Family members and MLC/IHA employees. Ads should be 20 words or less with nonworkplace E-mail or phone numbers listed. To submit a classified ad, E-mail tetsuo. nakahara4@us.army.mil. However, the Torii Newspaper reserves the right not to publish inappropriate advertisements. Deadline is no later than noon Mondays. Military community classified ads can also be placed for free on a commercial Web site at www. mymilitaryclassifieds.com/xzclf/162_Camp_ Zama_ARMY_/.

Jobs
Appropriated Fund (APF) and Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) job announcements and application instructions are available at http://cpol.army.mil. For questions regarding APF vacancies, please call 263-3608. NAF MWR job announcements and required forms are also available at http:// www.usarj.army.mil/information/zama/employ. htm. For questions regarding NAF vacancies, please call 263-5800. Non-appropriated fund Pacific Stars & Stripes job announcements are available online at http://cpol.army.mil. For more information, call the Job Information Center at 229-3163. Japanese national position vacancies are posted on the Internet at http://www.usagj.jp.pac. army.mil/ima/sites/jeso/rp_jjobs_list_j.asp. Application forms are available on the same site. Selection status can also be checked. For more information, call 263-3325. Child and Youth Program assistant (level 2-4), (CYS, Zama & SHA), CY-1/2, RFT/RPT, $9.58 - $17.09, Open Continuous CYs facility director, CYS, RFT, NF-04, $45,000 - $50,000, Close: January 25, 2011

Vehicles for sale


98 Honda accord: Red 4-door. 59821 kilometers. New JCI, until Feb 2013. Tax thru Mar 2011. Navi. Good car. $2295. t_s_murphy@ hotmail. 090 9804 7079. (2) 94 Honda ascot: silver, 4-door, sun-roof, automatic. JCI 23 Apr 11; $600. 080-58832205/425-999-8905, nmamura@hotmail.com.

Pets
animal adoption: Dogs and cats are available for adoption at the Camp Zama Veterinary Clinic. For more information, call 263-3875.

Wanted
Baby sitter: Seeking a babysitter who is willing to watch my 1-year-old overnight at our house. Our house is It is about a minute out gate 4. If you are interested, please call Scott at 0908513-6274. volunteer at U.s. army Garrison Japan Postal service Center : Volunteer opportunities are available in the USAGJ Postal Service Center, we will provide you with valuable training in Post Office and Unit Mailroom operations. Please contact Army Community Services at 263-8087 for details and assistance on volunteering your services. english teachers: A small off-post home school(about 200 students) near Sagami Depot. First time teachers welcome! Classes available Mon. Thu. 1pm to 9pm (No weekends or Fridays!) Call for details. Derek Partington English School, home 042-756-4483; cell

Others
ZaCsas east Meets West shop: located behind the dry cleaners on Camp Zama, carries vintage Japanese items and collectibles. Store hours are every Tuesday and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Profits from the shop go back to the community in scholarships and welfare grants. For additional information please call 263-5533. Stop on by and check it out. JaPaNese sPoUse ClUB: Would you like to socialize with other Japanese spouses, learn more about being a military spouse, share your experiences and support with others? If so, please call Meg at 263-8327 or e-mail jsczama@gmail. com for more information. Rising Sun Lodge 151, F&AM. Stated Meeting 1st Thursday of every month at the Masonic Bldg, Sagami Depot. For more information contact: rsl151@gmail.com; website: risingsunlodge151. com; or call Dave 080-3467-7881.

Other local positions


administrative Clerk: The U.S. Consulate General Sapporo is seeking candidates for Administrative Clerk (Part-Time). For position details and application procedures, please s ee U.S. Embassy website: http://japan.usembassy. gov/e/info/tinfo-jobs.html allied Telesis Customer service Representative @ Camp Zama: Requirements are: Must be 20 years old. Must have a High School Diploma. Must be a US Citizen or Resident Alien w/ Green Card for US. Must have knowledge of Basic Computer Systems and know how to use the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel & Access). Forward Resumes to shaun_bullman@alliedtelesis. com. Position to begin first week of August for training with the store Grand Opening on 16 August 2010. anti-Terrorism/force Protection instructors wanted. Positions are available with Firearms Academy of Hawaii, Inc. Duties include instruction of marksmanship, watch standing and tactical team movements. Position location is Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. Marksmanship instructor experience is a must. Tactical team movement experience is desired. Qualified candidates may call Christopher at 243-6171 or send resume to yeagleycj@yahoo.com. substitute teachers: Zama American High/Middle School are currently accepting applications for substitute teachers. U.S. citizenship and a high school diploma or GED are required. For more information or any questions, please call 263-4005.

ATTENTION
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Movie sCHedUle
saGaMiHaRa
http://www.aafes.com/ems/pac/zama.htm
267-6111

aTsUGi Cinema 77
https://www.atsugi.navy.mil/ATSUGI/Mwr/index.html
264-3789

friday 6:30 p.m........How Do You Know (PG-13) 115 9 p.m...................................Due Date (R) 100 saturday 6:30 p.m........How Do You Know (PG-13) 115 9 p.m.................................Skyline (PG-13) 94 sunday 3:30 p.m...............Morning Glory (PG-13) 107 6:30 p.m........How Do You Know (PG-13) 115

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friday 6:30 p.m..........The Green Hornet (PG-13) 9:30 p.m..........Love and Other Drugs (R) saturday 3:30 p.m..........The Green Hornet (PG-13) 6:30 p.m......................Burlesque (PG-13) 9:30 p.m..........Love and Other Drugs (R) sunday 2:30 p.m..............................Tangled (PG) 5 p.m...........................Burlesque (PG-13) 8 p.m..............The Green Hornet (PG-13)

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January 20, 2011

TRICARE to extend dependent coverage


By donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

Your Weekly Dose


Free seasonal flu vaccine available for ages 6 months and up: DoD ID card required. Vaccines are limited until all shipments are received. For more information, contact the Immunization staff at 263-4838. Hours: Monday through Wednesday and Friday: 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday: 1 to 3 p.m. Patients must be signed in 15 minutes prior to closing time to receive their vaccination. Access to care at BG Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic is available 24/7. The clinic is not open 24/7 but our triage line is available 24/7. When calling the clinic at 263-4127, our staff will notify a provider who will call you back. The provider will advise you if you can wait until the clinic opens, or if you need to seek medical care elsewhere. Recently we have noticed an increase of calls to the 911 number. This is the emergency number which activates the MPs, our ambulance, EMTs and translators. If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, call 911 on post or 119 off post. If you are feeling sick or have an injury that does not meet the criteria for life, limb or eyesight, call the clinic at 2634127 and push option 1 for triage nurse or 24/7 medical advice. Our provider on call will advise you on what options are available.

WASHINGTON To ensure military families dont get left out as the new national health care reform law extends parents health insurance to their children up to age 26, TRICARE plans to roll out its new Young Adult Program by spring and to provide an option to make coverage retroactive to Jan. 1. The new program will allow qualified, unmarried military children up to age 26 to buy health care coverage under their parents TRICARE plans through age 26, defense officials announced Thursday. Thats up from the current maximum age of 21, or 23 for full-time college students whose parents provide more than half their financial support. The fiscal 2011 National Defense Authorization Act President Barack Obama signed Jan. 7 gave the Defense Department the authority it needed to extend TRICARE coverage to young adults, TRICARE spokesman Austin Camacho explained. This ensures benefits extended under TRICARE are in

line with those all American families receive under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that took effect in March. Weve been working hard to make sure we could put TRICARE Young Adult on a fast track, said Navy Rear Adm. (Dr.) Christine Hunter, who heads the TRICARE Management Activity. Fortunately for our beneficiaries concerned about health care coverage for their adult children, the law signed by the president includes opportunities for military families to elect this new premium-based plan retroactive to Jan. 1. Qualified young adults who dont have access to employer-sponsored health care coverage will be eligible to purchase it through TRICARE on a month-to-month basis, Camacho said. Details about how much those premiums will cost under the new program still are being finalized. But because the 2011 defense authorization specifies that the rates must cover all program costs, Camacho said, premiums will be based on commercial insurance data about the costs of providing care.

Once the new program is in place, Hunter estimated that it could extend TRICARE coverage to several hundred thousand additional beneficiaries. The premium allows us to provide the excellent benefit to our military families while responsibly addressing the impact of health care costs on the DoD budget, she said. Meanwhile, the TRICARE staff has moved into overdrive to iron out the program details: determining eligibility and coverage criteria and costs; designing, testing and implementing the required software and systems changes; updating eligibility databases; and crafting education efforts, Camacho said. Officials plan to roll out the new program in two phases, first offering a premiumbased TRICARE Standard/Extra benefit, Camacho said. Then, later this year, they plan to introduce the TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Prime Remote plan, including overseas options, and the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan. Information about the program is posted on the TRICARE website.

Zama CHPC offers tips to improve health


[Editors Note: This column is the second in a continuing series of health tips offered by the Community Health Promotion Council here.] Have you ever wondered why you sometimes feel tired and have trouble staying awake throughout the day? There are three main factors that contribute to a lack of energy: sleep Sleeping a full 24 hours throughout the course of the weekend does not mean you can sleep less during the work week. Seven to eight hours of sleep each night, including weekends, allows you to wake up feeling refreshed and energetic. However, do not expect it to be a miracle cure. Just because you get eight hours of sleep one night doesnt mean you will feel ready to run a marathon when you wake up the very next day. Develop a habit of sleeping seven to eight hours per night and by the time you read the next Tip of the Week, you will be able to read

Sports Briefs
Free Throw Contest & ThreePoint Shootout
A free throw contest and three-point shootout are scheduled to be held Saturday at Yano Fitness Center here. There will be a both mens and womens divisions. The free throw contest is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. for the women and 9:45 a.m. for the men. The three-point shootout is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. for the women and 11:45 a.m. for the men. These events are open to all military personnel in Camp Zama, Sagami Depot and Sagamihara Housing Area; retirees; DoD civilians, AAFES employees, family members (18 years of age or older and not in high school), JGSDF members, and MLC employees. There is no fee to participate in these events. Awards will be presented to the first- and second-place finishers for each event. Register at the Yano Fitness Center issue counter by 9 p.m. on Friday. Commanders Cup points will be awarded for these events. For more information call, 263-4664 or 263-7980.

the entire article without falling asleep. Watch what you eat and drink Everyone uses cheeseburgers as an example when discussing poor nutrition and for good reason. They are high in fat and protein, and moderate in carbohydrates. On the other hand, turkey burgers are low in fat, but high in protein and carbohydrates. It is recommended to intake an average 55 to 65 grams of fat per day, 100 to 125 grams of protein, and 250 grams of carbohydrates. The numbers expressed in those figures is based on a 2,000calorie diet. The third factor will be discussed in the next Tip of the Week. Here is a hint: Its in your coffee. Proudly sponsored by: the Community Health Promotion Council, Medical Department Activity Japan. For further information, call 263-5050.

Singles racquetball tourney

A singles racquetball tournament is scheduled to be held beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 26 at Yano Fitness Center. The event is open to all military personnel in Camp Zama, Sagami Depot and Sagamihara Housing Area, retirees, DoD civilians, AAFES employees, family members (18 years of age or older and not in high school), JGSDF members, and MLC employees. There is no fee for this event. There will be both mens and womens sivision. Awards will be presented to the first- and second-place. Register at the Yano issue counter by Feb. 25. Commanders Cup points will be awarded for this event. For more information, call 263-4664 or 263-7980.

Sports photos wanted

The Torii newspaper wants to publish your action sports photos. To showcase your team or your childs team, e-mail your digital action sports photos less than two weeks old (with captions) in .jpg format of 3 MB or more to tetsuo.nakahara4@us.army.mil.

Travel & CulTure


8 January 20, 2011 TORII

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Hattori rancH: country Feelin


By Tetsuo Nakahara
Torii Staff

reathing in the fresh air at a vast ranch overlooking the Tanzawa Mountains might remind you a little bit of the U.S. countryside when visiting Hattori Ranch, located near Lake Miyagase in Kanagawa. Hattori Ranch is the biggest ranch in Kanagawa Prefecture: 10 hectares in size and more than 100 cows and other farm animals to include sheep, horses, pigs and rabbits. A red barn and classic tractor on site add to the western atmosphere and style to make the ranch a unique destination. The wide open area allows visitors to interact with the livestock there. It is an ideal place to bring children looking for a change of pace from typical petting zoos. Various seasonal workshops are available at the ranch to show visitors how to enjoy life on the farm, such as cow-milking, butter-churning and pony-riding. There is also a picnic area with tables and chairs that is ideal for outdoor family barbecues. From spring throughout autumn, camping is also available at on-site grounds that provide a true outdoors experience. Some homemade products are also available at the ranch. Hattori Jersey Milk is popular among organic lovers. It is milk taken from the Jersey cows at Hattori Ranch that is pasteurized at a low temperature. Jersey milk has more calcium and protein than that of Holstein cows. It also has a richer and creamier taste. A typical Holstein cow will produce about 19,000 gallons of milk over its lifetime, while a Jersey cow produces only about 13,000. The fresh ice cream sold at the ranch is quite popular among visitors. It is definitely worth trying the soft cream made with fresh milk from the ranch. The ranch also offers 25 different flavors of homemade gelato. If you are lucky, you may see a sheep dog corralling sheep at the ranch. Hattori is definitely an ideal spot in which to get away from the hectic city lifestyle. For more information, visit the Hattori website at http://kanagawahattoribokujou.com/. (Japanese only) How to get there: From Camp Zama, get on Route 129 toward Hachioji, and make a left on Route 65. Take a left at Route 54 and drive along the Nakatsu River and make a right at Route 412. Shortly after getting on Route 412, there is a sign for Hattori Ranch on the left. It takes approximately 45 minutes by car to get to Hattori Ranch. You may need a Japanese friend to help navigate.

Photos Tetsuo Nakahara

More than 100 Holstein and Jersey cows can be seen at Hattori Ranch in Kanagawa. It is the largest ranch in Kanagawa, at 10 hectares in size.

Photos by Tetsuo Nakahara

Baby sheep wait to be fed in a stable at Hattori Ranch.

Visitor can pet the cows and other animals at the open area of Hattori Ranch.