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April 14, 2011

VOL. 39, NO. 15

Ready to help

Photo by Chip Steitz

TORII STATION, Okinawa More than 40 Soldiers assigned to the 10th Support Group prepare to depart Thursday in support of Operation Tomodachi, an ongoing relief effort established in response to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The Soldiers will continue to provide logistical humanitarian support in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. Their focus will be cleaning schools and delivering relief supplies such as kerosene, water, clothing, shoes, blankets and hygiene kits.

Budget deal avoids government shutdown

By Linda D. Kozaryn
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON Less than an hour before the federal government would have been forced to shut down, President Barack Obama announced Friday that leaders in both parties had reached a budget agreement. Tomorrow, Im pleased to announce that the Washington Monument, as well as the entire federal government, will be open for business, Obama said at 11:04 p.m. And thats because today Americans of different

beliefs came together again. The agreement calls for the largest annual spending cut in our history, Obama noted. Like any worthwhile compromise, both sides had to make tough decisions and give ground on issues that were important to them, the president said. And I certainly did that. The agreement will allow small businesses to get the loans they need, families to get the mortgages they applied for, and hundreds of thousands of Americans to show up at work and take home their paychecks

on time, including the nations brave men and women in uniform, he said. Following the presidents announcement, the Ofce of Management and Budget issued a memorandum stating that while the current Continuing Resolution expired at midnight on Friday, Congress had indicated that it reached agreement on a funding bill for the rest of the scal year. Earlier this evening, the Senate passed a short-term Continuing Resolution that will extend current funding levels until the full-year bill can be passed and enacted next week, the memorandum stated. We expect

the House to take up the CR shortly and for the President to sign this CR no later than [Saturday]. As a result, at this time agencies are instructed to continue their normal operations. A Pentagon spokesman stressed that Defense Department employees and servicemembers pay will not be impacted. There was no shutdown, and temporary funding has been approved by Congress, he said. Everyone will get paid as usual. Visit for updated articles and information pertaining to the scal 2011 budget negotiations.


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April 14, 2011


Zama Briefs
2011 Road Tax Program
If vehicle registration, title changes or insurance have not been updated or completed, a decal will not be issued. Camp Zama Times: 9 to 11 a.m. / 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Location: Camp Zama Community Club April 19: Last names A through E April 20: Last names F through K April 21: Last names L through R April 22: Last names S through Z; mini-cars and motorcycles Info: 263-4337 / 3732 / 4810 Yokohama North Dock Date: April 26 Times: 9 to 11 a.m. / 1 to 2 p.m. Location: PMO Bldg. S-331 Info: 269-6528 Cost Motorcycles: 500 - 1,000 yen Mini-cars (yellow plates): 3,000 yen Sagami 500 Y plates: 7,500 yen Sagami 300 Y plates: 19,000 - 22,000 yen Sagami 100 Y/E plates: 32,000 yen

AOSA scholarships
The Atsugi Ofcers Spouses Association will be making scholarships available for seniors attending Zama American High School and spouses of servicemembers assigned to Naval Air Facility Atsugi. Applications are available at www.atsugiosa. org. The deadline to apply for AOSA scholarships is April 29. For questions, contact the AOSA scholarship chair at
Photo by Dustin Perry

Marilee Fitzgerald, left, acting director of the Department of Defense Education Activity, speaks to community members during a town hall meeting held April 6 at the Camp Zama Community Club here to address questions and concerns about DoDEA students who either departed from or remained in Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that struck here.

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 benets-lled 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. 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.

School concerns in Japan addressed following departures, consolidation

Childrens educations will not be sacriced, acting DoDEA director says
By Dustin Perry
Torii Editor

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program

Those 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.

Continuous efforts are being made to ensure there will be no lapses in the education of children enrolled at Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Japan, the agencys acting director told community members here April 6. Marilee Fitzgerald spoke to teachers, students and parents and listened to their questions and concerns during a town hall meeting held at the Camp Zama Community Club. The purpose of the forum, Fitzgerald said, was to provide detailed and up-to-date information regarding changes that occurred at DoDEA schools here following the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11. Were going to do everything we can to help the children stay engaged in learning, Fitzgerald told those in attendance. We are very grateful to our military members who make incalculable sacrices on behalf of this nation each and every day, and the education of your children will not be among [those sacrices]. After more than 300 U.S. Army Japan family members and children voluntarily departed Japan on March 25, attendance numbers took a noticeable drop at elementary, middle school and high school campuses on Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area. This led to the consolidation of some classes at various grade

levels. Based on meetings she had with them prior to the town hall, Fitzgerald said the students here are dealing extremely well with these adjustments. I asked them, Do you like these smaller class sizes? said Fitzgerald. Of course they led with, I miss my friends. That just speaks to our military children; their human relations skills are so nely honed and they understand the value of friends. The second thing they told me is that theyre learning more, she continued. If ever a case were to be made about class sizes, there is going to be a lesson learned about this experience. When classes are smaller, teachers have a chance to get more personal. Several questions were raised regarding graduating seniors, gaps in class- and grade-credit requirements, and enrollment difculties of those students who departed Japan and are currently continuing their education at schools in the U.S. or elsewhere abroad. While Fitzgerald admitted she did not have denitive solutions to every concern, she reiterated that DoDEA has several initiatives in place ongoing phone and email contact between teachers and their students and parents, online virtual high school resources to ensure the students experience as little disruption as possible. Even in this crisis, we operate from a foundational principle: No sacrices made here, Fitzgerald told parents. The

students must be connected to a school-type experience during this ongoing situation; a day out of school is a missed opportunity for learning. The town hall provided an opportunity to get answers to a few big unknowns, said Wayne Fisher, the father of a freshman and senior at Zama American High School who left Japan to attend school in the U.S. The big unknown for me was, really, the next step: How do I bring them back? said Fisher. The better I am prepared with that information, then I can make the right decision for my kids. I did feel like [Fitzgerald] was giving me honest answers. I expected to hear the truth, and I think I heard the truth. The commander of USARJ and I Corps (Forward) attended the town hall and afterward thanked Fitzgerald for traveling from DoDEA headquarters in Arlington County, Va., to address community members in Japan. He extended further praise to the teachers and parents of students here for their tireless dedication. The fact that you are here shows that you care a great deal about your children, said Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr. I am very satised and comfortable that we have a very caring group of people [here] who really focus on the quality of their education. Further information can be found by visiting the DoDEA website at

April 14, 2011

Army medics deploy to support relief efforts

49th Public Affairs Detachment Airborne

servicemembers and the local population affected by the disaster, said Staff Sgt. Daniel Hood, the noncommissioned ofcer in charge of Soldiers assigned MEDDAC-J. to Medical DepartThe MEDDAC-J ment Activity JaSoldiers will be repan here made preplieving Marines asarations on April signed to the III Ma6 for mobilization rine Expeditionary to Camp Sendai in Force from Okinanortheastern Japan wa, Japan, who are in support of Opcurrently providing eration Tomodachi medical treatment in relief efforts. the Sendai area. The unit will We w i l l b e establish an Army taking six chests medical aid station initially to aid in to provide health our mission, said care needs in supHood. Some of the port of the Joint medical equipment Force Land Compothat we will take nent Command. consists of trauma The JFLCCs bandages, orthomission is to propedic [and] coldvide command and control to units ex- Supplies are packed into chests by Sol- weather supplies, ecuting land opera- diers assigned to Medical Department and resuscitation tions that support the Activity Japan here as they prepared supplies. Daily operations Japan Self Defense on April 5 to deploy to the Sendai region will consist of sick Force and their mis- in support of Operation Tomodachi. call, which is daysion in providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to-day medical treatment. The Soldiers to the thousands of displaced Japanese will also be conducting clean-up operations at four schools that were impacted by the citizens in the Tohoku region. We will provide medical treatment to March 11 earthquake and tsunami. By Sgt. Monique Tindal

MEDDAC-J will establish an Army medical aid station to provide health care needs in support of the Joint Force Land Component Command

Photos by Spc. Cody A. Thompson

A Soldier assigned to Medical Department Activity Japan here packs a chest with medical supplies on April 6. Members of the unit deployed to Ishinomaki, Japan, where the will provide various medical care in support of Operation Tomodachi.

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, or send by regular mail to:

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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 ofcial 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 ofce, APO, AP 96343-0054, phone 315-263-5978.

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

April 14, 2011


UpcomingOngoing Events
Energy-saving notice
Due to the current state of emergency and the limited electrical power generation capability across Japan, the following measures will be implemented immediately: 1. Turn off all unnecessary lights, especially in unused ofce spaces, classrooms and conference rooms, and turn down all remaining individual lighting levels where possible. 2. Turn off Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems. If shutdown is not possible during this heating season, turn thermostats down to 68 degrees or below. Reduce settings to 55 degrees at the end of the day. 3. Turn off all ofce/home appliances when not in use. 4. Maximize use of natural ventilation where feasible and dress appropriately to maximize individual comfort. 5. Clean or replace your air-conditioner lters. 6. Maximize use of day-lighting in work areas an classrooms (use of sunlight in lieu of conventional power). 7. Set computers, monitors, printers, copiers, and other business equipment to their energy-saving modes, and turn them off if not in use and at the end of the day or as instructed by the 78th Signal Battalion. 8. Minimize energy usage during peak demand hours from 5 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. The major peaks occur from noon to 6 p.m. during normal work and school hours. The energy use during this period can be reduced by load shedding, thereby reducing the demand at the time the Garrison needs it the most. 9. Use laptop computers (preferably on battery power when possible). They consume 90 percent less energy than standard computers. 10. If possible, do not make photocopies or print documents, and conduct all business electronically. Use e-mail instead of sending memorandums and faxing documents. 11. Limit the use of your vehicle. If vehicles will be used, implement carpooling and plan your trips accordingly. Use the public mass transportation system when available. 12. Conserve water.

Training DVDs available

Shoulder to Shoulder: I Will Never Quit on Life is a 16minute documentary video that features Soldiers who received help for personal distress or who assisted a fellow Soldier. These stories help reduce the stigma associated with personal distress, and inspire individuals to get the help they need. For Department of the Army civilians, the video is followed by a ve-minute video module designed specically for them. It features individuals who are committed to the wellbeing of the entire Army family or who found assistance and support within the Army. The Home Front is a unique tool for education in the areas of suicide-risk awareness, suicide prevention and the promotion of a positive behavioral health lifestyle. Also available are suicide awareness pamphlet guides. For copies of these materials, visit the Training Support Center located at Bldg. 102, Room 207.

Whats Happening Outside the Gate?

Eagle 810, AFN Tokyo

Hisano Yamazaki

Yokohama Street Performance Festival @ Isezaki-cho Town, Yoshida-machi Town, the Minato Mirai area, April 16-17 Earth Day Tokyo @ Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, April 23-24 Japan Hobby Show @ Tokyo Big Sight, April 27-29

Post-Combat Stress Support

A support group to assist those experiencing symptoms of post-combat stress is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Army Community Service.

Baby Crying Sumo Wrestling @ Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo, April 30

Two college-age sumo wrestlers hold and rock babies in their arms to make them cry. The baby who cries rst or screams the loudest is the winner. This event is held to wish a healthy childhood for babies. It is reputed that crying is benecial for babies and signies a surplus of energy when babies cry hard. Some believe babies drive evil spirits away with powerful crying.

CLEP and DANTES Testing

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

Japanese Anime One Piece Dome Tour @ Tokyo Dome, April 27-May 1 Sharaku, one of the greatest masters of @ Tokyo National Museum, May 1-June 12

Foreign Born Spouse Support Group traditional Japanese woodblock printing

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.

Zama Child Development Center: 263-4992 SHA Child Development Center: 267-6348
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 Ofce in Bldg. 533 on Camp Zama, or call 263-4125 or SAS at 267-6013. 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 gradespeed.cfm or contact Brandy Bell, educational technologist, at brandy.bell@pac.

John O. Arnn Elementary: 267-6602

Science Fair: Arnn Elementary Schools Science Fair and Invention Convention is scheduled to be held April 27 and 28, with a special session from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. on April 28, for interested parents to view student projects. All students in grades kindergarten through sixth will receive assistance and guidance from their classroom teachers, with students from grades fourth through sixth also having specic directions from their teachers to work as individuals or in pairs on their science experiment or invention. Students in grades kindergarten through third will work on their projects in large group settings. All projects will be seen by USAG-J military judges on April 28. For more information, call Beth Hauck at 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 a delay in language, physical, cognitive, social or adaptive behavior development. For

Zama American Middle School: 263-4040

Visit the Web at for information pertaining to Zama American Middle School.

Zama American High School: 263-3181

Visit the Web at for information pertaining to Zama American High School.

Child, Youth and School Services: 263-4500

U-Turn Program: This program is designed for youths to turn themselves around and get the help they need to graduate from high school and move on to higher education. Its up to U to turn yourself around. The teen center staff is here for U! Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays nights form study groups; work together with your classmates; get help from staff and other volunteers; tutor classmates; get S.A.T. tutoring / practice tests; use this time to work on scholarships and other nancial aid applications. There will be a return bus to SHA for those youth who participate in the U-Turn Program.

April 14, 2011

USFJ helps provide fuel to Ebina hospital

By Tetsuo Nakahara
Torii Staff

The director of Ebina General Hospital expressed appreciation to U.S. Forces Japan for the organizations support in helping to provide the hospital with fuel that allowed the facility to continue operating in the weeks after Japans March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Dr. Kiichiro Uchiyama and his staff visited Camp Zama and met with various installation leaders whom he thanked for their coordination that led to the delivery of 800 liters of fuel to Ebina General. The fuel was used for generators that supplied electricity to the facility during rolling outages that have been occurring throughout Japan to conserve energy. In the aftermath of the dual natural disasters, Ebina General continued to provide medical care to its patients by utilizing its generators during the power outages. However, the hospitals supply staff was unable to procure a sufcient amount of additional fuel and would soon not be able to continue running them. The normal allotment of gasoline and other resources in Japan immediately began to face shortages and redistribution due to the crisis in the countrys northeastern region. Ebina General tried asking for help from their city ofce, but ofcials there were unable to take immediate action. It was essential for the hospital to secure fuel for its generator in order to maintain medical care for inpatients in need of intensive care there, said Uchiyama. I called the [Camp Zamas] BG Sams Army Health Clinic to see if it would be possible to get some fuel from them after we couldnt nd any other way, said Uchiyama. We had 400 inpatients in the hospital that needed medical support at the time, and it was an urgent matter. After the clinic received the request from Uchiyama, it was processed by USFJ through Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward). The fuel was successfully transported to Ebina General by Naval Air Facility Atsugi personnel on March 22 as a part of a USFJ support mission. I was surprised at how quickly they took action on our request and provided the fuel for us, said Uchiyama. I want to give my deepest appreciation to Medical Department Activity Japan and Major General Harrison for their support. The motivation for helping Ebina Hospital is very

Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara

Dr. Kiichiro Uchiyama, right, director of Ebina General Hospital, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., left, commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), at the generals ofce Friday. Uchiyama was there to express his appreciation to U.S. Forces Japan personnel for their support in helping to provide 800 liters of fuel to his hospital during power outages following Japans March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

simple, said Harrison. U.S. Army Japan is an integral part of the community, and for the hospital to ask for our support particularly in time of need when you have a disaster such as we experienced it was something well within the capability of U.S. Forces Japan. We worked with our joint service teammates to come up with a solution that would help the hospital with what they needed, added Harrison. Its important also to say that were not only helping the hospital and the patients there, but also the military community because that hospital services our family members. It was a simple request that we could honor, and we stand ready to continue assistance in any matter. On Friday, Uchiyama visited Harrisons ofce to express his appreciation and to discuss the situation his hospital faced during the crisis. Also there were the commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan and Col. Kathleen Ryan, commander of the BG Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic.

Theyve never failed us, and they were always there for us when we sent patients, said Ryan, referring to Ebina General and its staff. They have helped us in every way possible, and I thought we should be able to do something [to help them]. It made our bond stronger, and we will continue building the relationship in that community. Currently, the fuel and power situation has become stable in the Kanagawa area. The crisis has made the Ebina General staff more aware of the importance of keeping medical care available following any kind of disaster, said Uchiyama. Our mission is to help the patients in the community, said Uchiyama. We really feel like the U.S. Forces care about us as part of their community, and we can see there is a bond between us. Ebina General is the only general hospital in Ebina City and has provided care for both the citys residents and patients from Camp Zama for many years whenever they require medical support.


April 14, 2011

TORII ALL applicants shall register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at 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. ALL applicants shall register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at 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 090-3082-4439 or E-mail: partngtn@jcom. 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 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 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.; website: risingsunlodge151. com; or call Dave 080-3467-7881. 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. Table Top Miniatures: Do you play Warhammer 40K or Fantasy? Other miniature games? Well contact me and lets roll some dice! Please email James @ 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 Catering Services: The Catering Ofce 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 CPRcertied and rst aid-certied. Paid position. Call Camp Zama Chapel at 263-3955.

Classied ads not pertaining to commercial prot 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 classied ad, E-mail tetsuo. However, the Torii Newspaper reserves the right not to publish inappropriate advertisements. Deadline is no later than noon Mondays. Military community classied ads can also be placed for free on a commercial Web site at www. Zama_ARMY_/.

Appropriated Fund (APF) and Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) job announcements and application instructions are available at For questions regarding APF vacancies, please call 263-3608. NAF MWR job announcements and required forms are also available at http:// htm. For questions regarding NAF vacancies, please call 263-5800. Non-appropriated fund Pacic Stars & Stripes job announcements are available online at For more information, call the Job Information Center at 229-3163. Japanese national position vacancies are posted on the Internet at 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 Child and Youth Program Assistant (Level 2-4), (CYS, Zama & SHA), CY-1/2, Flex, $9.59 - $17.09, NTE: 9/30/2011, Closes: July 27, 2011 Operation Assistant, BD, Community Club, NF-01, Flex, $9.00, Close: April 17, 2011 Clerk (OA), Vet clinic, NF-02, Flex, $8.25, Close: April 15, 2011 Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard), RD, NF-02, Flex, $9.29, Close: April 27, 2011

For sale
Misc. items: Purchased at Moda en Casa. Dimensions: 40cmWx 50 (d) x 69.5 (h). 40,000 yen. Matching dining table with 6 chairs. Table is 89.5cm x 50cm and is 69.5cm tall. Legs are removable. Nice warm nish. 50,000 yen. Photo's available. California King bedroom set. Built in North Carolina, purchased from Thomasville. Dark cherry. Includes bed, 2 nightstands, box spring and mattress. Dimensions are: Bed: 202 x 236 x 222h cm, Nightstands: 63.5w x 40.5d x 78.5h. 90,000 yen or best offer for the entire set. Photo's available. Get in shape while having some fun. Ride a lightly used Joba to a tter t. Read more about it here: http://en.item.rakuten. com/wide/4647/ 20,000 yen. 090-7843-6435 (6)

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

Wanted Others
Football Coaching: Volunteer Assistant Football Coaches are being sought for Zama High School. Interested individuals should consider their availability for daily after-school practices (1500-1730) as well as spring and preseason practices and games. Coaches meetings begin soon. For more information please contact Coach Merrell at 263-3181 or steven.merrell@ Taekwondo instructor: Child Youth & School Services SkiesUnlimited program is looking for a certied ATA Taekwondo instructor. If Interested please Contacted Nicholas Andrews, instructional program specialist, at 263-4125 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 Ofce and Unit Mailroom operations. Please 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. Prots 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:

Due to the recent contract with Allied Telesis, residential phone numbers with 263- and 267prexes have changed. If you are currently running a classied ad in the Torii that lists an out-of-date residential number as a point of contact and would like to change it to your new extension, send an e-mail to tetsuo.nakahara4@ with the updated phone number. The Torii staff will work to ensure these changes are reected in future issues of the publication.

Other local positions

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. Qualied candidates may call Christopher at 243-6171 or send resume to 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. 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.


ATSUGI Cinema 77

Friday 6:30 p.m..............Just Go With It (PG-13) 116 minutes 9 p.m.....................The Roommate (PG-13) 92 minutes Saturday 6:30 p.m.................Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (G) 105 minutes 9 p.m.....................The Roommate (PG-13) 92 minutes Sunday 3:30 p.m.................Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (G) 105 minutes 6:30 p.m..............Just Go With It (PG-13) 116 minutes

Friday 7 p.m.......Big Mommas House 3 (PG-13) 108 minutes 9:30 p.m.......................Unknown (PG-13) 109 minutes Saturday 4:30 p.m.................Gnomeo and Juliet (G) 84 minutes 7 p.m.......Big Mommas House 3 (PG-13) 108 minutes ***No 9:30 p.m. showing due to scheduled power outage*** Sunday 3 p.m.........Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules (PG) 90 minutes 5:30 p.m...Big Mommas House 3 (PG-13) 108 minutes 8 p.m..................Just Go With It (PG-13) 110 minutes

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April 14, 2011

Your Weekly Dose

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. Host-nation hospitals do not operate in the same manner as in the U.S. Local hospitals do not have to see you when you present at their ER. That is why we want you to call us rst. If our provider thinks this is a medical emergency, that provider will engage our EMS staff including a translator. Please carry an emergency wallet card with information on who to call for medical assistance. These cards are available at the clinic and at various community events such as CIE and Medical Morning.

Sports Briefs
Zama Book of Records
Photos by Lauren Hall

Participants nishing the 1,000-meter swim portion of the Torii Spring Triathlon emerge from the water at Torii Beach.


Torii Station athletes participate in Spring Triathlon
By Lauren Hall
Torii Station Public Affairs

Camp Zamas Book of Records competition is scheduled to begin Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will continue every third Saturday of each month. Events include free-throw and three-point shooting, body weight bench-pressing, volleyball accuracy serve, 40-yard dash, football toss, 50-meter swim and 50-meter kickboard. For more information, call 263-4664 or 263-3954.

Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

An Ultimate Frisbee Tournament is scheduled to be held at 9 a.m. on April 23 at Mess Hall Field. This is a team event, and units may enter one seven-person team. The event is open to all military personnel from Camp Zama, Sagami General Depot, and Sagamihara Housing Area, DoD civilians, family members (18 years of age or older and not in high school), JGSDF members, and MLC employees directly assigned to a unit. Register at the Yano Fitness Center issue counter by 9 p.m. Thursday. There is no fee for this tournament. Commanders Cup points will be awarded. For more information, call 263-4664 or 263-7980.

TORII STATION, Okinawa The weather was picture-perfect for the 151 athletes who participated in the Torii Spring Triathlon held Sunday at Torii Beach here. The athletes got their feet wet rst by swimming 1,000 meters in the chilly waters of the East China Sea before hopping onto their bicycles for a challenging 30-kilometer bicycle ride and nishing with an arduous ve-kilometer run around Torii Station. We had perfect weather for a triathlon today it wasnt too hot, it wasnt too cold, and the best thing is it didnt rain like it did during the Fall Triathlon in November, said participant Chris Renoll, assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery. Shingo Toume was the top nisher in the triathlon, both overall and in his 30 to 39-year-old age division, completing the event in just 1 hour, 23 minutes, 44 seconds. The same age division also produced the top female nisher, Sophie Knight, who crossed the nish line with an impressive time of 1:40:08. Eighteen teams participated in the spring triathlon, of which Team Yanbara took rst place in the division. The team posted a collective completion time just one second behind Toumes, 1:23:45. Competition categories in the triathlon included teams, males and females combined in the 17-and-under group, and separate male and female individual categories for participants ages 18 to 29, 30 to 39, and 40 and above.

Youth baseball kickoff

Opening day for Camp Zamas youth baseball, softball and tee-ball seasons is scheduled to be held beginning at 8 a.m. on April 23 at Rambler Field here. Special guests will be there to speak to the players and throw out the rst pitches of the season.

TORII STATION, Okinawa Missy Barber, center, assistant manager of the Torii Gym, removes the race number from a member of Team Yanbara who crossed the nish line one second after Shingo Toume, left, the overall winner and top male nisher of the 2011 Torii Spring Triathlon held Sunday at Torii Beach.

New Hours at Yano

As of March 28, the Yano Fitness Center will open weekdays at 5 a.m. Closing and weekend hours will remain the same.

The easiest part of todays triathlon for me was the bike ride, said Renoll. Ordinarily I would say that running is easiest, but the hill behind the gym is a tough one. The bike route was relatively at. Staff members at Torii Gym have already begun making preparations for the Fall Triathlon, tentatively scheduled to be held in November. This was a great event with a huge turnout, said Joe Kumzak, director of the Torii Gym. We had the highest attendance and

the best weather of any previous triathlon held on Torii Station so far. Torii triathlons are open to all Status of Forces Agreement personnel and all local nationals. Thanks to all the athletes and supporters who came out today, said Missy Barber, assistant manager of the Torii Gym, whose anc, Air Force Capt. Steve LeBlanc, competed in the triathlon. We look forward to seeing everyone come back out for the Fall Triathlon.

Water aerobics
Water Aerobics classes are from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Aqua Jogger classes are from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Yano Fitness Center. For more information, call 263-4664 or 263-5656.


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Enoshima: The Heart of Shonan

Photos by Tetsuo Nakahara

Enoshima is a small island located south of Kanagawa in Fujisawa City and faces the Shonan Coast, which is a well-known symbol of the Shonan area.

Torii Staff Report

or sun-kissed adventures, luxurious spa treatments and rich cultural experiences, look no further than Enoshima Island. This hidden treasure is known to locals as the Miami Beach of the East. The beach, which extends more than ve kilometers to the east and west of the island, received its Miami afliation after becoming the rst model beach park in Japan. Enoshima Island, located in Fujisawa City in the Kanagawa Prefecture, is rich in history, tradition and beautiful scenery. The Benten Bridge closes the water gap between mainland Japan and the island peninsula, which is characterized by narrow main streets, charming souvenir shops and an uphill walkway leading you right into the presence of the great Enoshima Shrine. Here, you will nd three separate shrines, all dedicated to Hadaka-benzai-ten, the goddess of the sea. Enoshima Island is also home to Samuel Cocking Garden, which is lled with lush, green plants and blooming owers that create a tropical atmosphere. The garden's incredibly ornate pagoda-roof gazebo would serve as a gorgeous wedding ceremony site. The garden is also considered somewhat of a haven for neighborhood cats. On a clear day, the observation tower next to the garden boasts a spectacular view of Mount Fuji, the Izu Peninsula and the Miura Peninsula.

The Iwaya Caves, located on the other side of the island, were formed through ages of ocean water erosion.The rst cave is 152 meters in length and the second is 112 meters. It is said to be the place from which the belief in the goddess Benten originated. Inside the cave, mysterious light and sound occurrences can be seen and heard. The cave is also lled with the progression of Enoshima's history and culture, introduced through a panel exhibition,stone structures left behind from the Edo Period, and artifacts based on the dragon-god legend, all of which transport visitors to a world of the subtle and the profound. For those seeking to pamper themselves, EnoSpa is the place to visit. This luxury resort was built less than two years ago and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for ultimate rest and relaxation, where visitors can enjoy Japanese massage treatments, facials, body wraps or just take a dip in the upstairs Jacuzzi, which is encased with bay windows, giving bathers a panoramic view of the island and Sagami Bay. Motor transportation on the island is scarce. Visitors typically leave their cars in a main parking lot shortly after passing the Benten Bridge, then walk the rest of the way throughout the island. Comfortable shoes and light carrying bags are highly recommended, especially during uphill hikes and walks up long concrete staircases. However, the exercise is invigorating and well worth the journey! For more information on Enoshima Island, visit http://

A cat lies in the sun at a shop in Enoshima.

From the top of the island, visitors can view the Yacht Harbor on the east coast of Enoshima.

Souvenirs are sold in many shops.

Fresh clams are famous in Enoshima.