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March 17, 2011


VOL. 39, NO. 11

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8.9 Earthquake Devastates Japan

Photo by Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan McCord

An aerial view of tsunami damage in an area north of Sendai, Japan, taken Saturday from a U.S. Navy helicopter assigned to USS Ronald Reagan. The U.S. aircraft carrier was off the coast of Japan rendering humanitarian assistance and disaster relief following an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Friday afternoon.

U.S. forces begin to provide relief to Japan


By Fred W. Baker III
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON U.S. military forces are working alongside their Japanese counterparts to provide aid as the country digs out in the aftermath of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Friday. Because of the longstanding and close working relationship between the U.S. military and its Japanese counterparts on a daily basis, the United States military has humanitarian assistance capabilities positioned in the affected regions that are ready to support emergency relief efforts and minimize human suffering, U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos said in a statement to the media Saturday. Dubbed Operation Tomodachi, which

is Japanese for friendship, U.S. military assets mobilizing in the area include a wide range of equipment, air, sea, and ground capability and expertise. We have units from all of our services, with a multitude of capabilities, from medical to communications to civil engineering, poised and ready to support where needed, Roos said. Yokota Air Base was instrumental in recovering airline traffic in the hours immediately following the earthquake, Roos said. Also, Yokota is being used as an alternate airfield for planes that cannot land at Tokyos Narita Airport. The air base is also providing food and shelter for displaced Japanese, according to reports. Air Force and Marine helicopter and transport aircraft were moved from Okinawa to the U.S. military bases on Honshu.

Two SH-60 Seahawk helicopters from the U.S. Naval Air Facility Atsugi have already delivered 1,500 pounds of rice and bread to people in the town of Shiroishi, one of the worst-hit parts of Japan, according to reports. Marines and Sailors from the III Marine Expeditionary Force are supporting relief operations and its subordinate units are providing command and control, aviation and logistics support, according to Marine Corps officials. The troops are capable of providing food, water, transportation and other relief support. The proximity of aviation assets at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa has allowed Marines from III MEF to quickly deploy critically needed supplies and aid to areas that need it most, officials said. In a matter of hours, supplies, gear and

manpower began flowing into mainland Japan with more to follow, said Marine Lt. Col. Karl C. Rohr, the assistant chief of staff of current operations for III MEF. Saturday, CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265, III MEF, departed Marine Corps Air Station Futenma bound for Naval Air Facility Atsugi on mainland Japan. A squadron from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona also has been tapped to help with the relief efforts. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is now off the coast of Japans main island of Honshu and the USS Tortuga arrived Sunday. According to reports, the Reagan is serving as place for Japanese helicopters to land and refuel. There are two See EARTHQUAKE, Page 2

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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 Officers 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 AOSAScholarshipChair@yahoo.com.

Relief on its way

Photo by Lt. Col. Ken Walker

NAHA PORT, Okinawa Soldiers assigned to the 10th Support Group in Okinawa and the 78th Aviation Battalion, headquartered at Camp Zama, Japan, work Saturday to remove two helicopters from a vessel that were en route to the Philippines, but were redirected to be used for ongoing relief efforts following Fridays 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan. Spc. Gordon James, one of the Soldiers who worked throughout the weekend to move and reassemble the aircraft, said, This was a great opportunity, and I was excited to be part of this effort, knowing these helicopters will be used in the relief efforts in northern Japan.

EARTHQUAKE, From page 1 escort ships with the Reagan and four more destroyers on the way to conduct search and rescue, according to reports. The Tortuga is loaded with two heavy lift MH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters. The USS Essex, an amphibious ship carrying a 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived Wednesday. The USS Blue Ridge, a command ship loaded with relief supplies, has left Singapore but it will get to Japan after Essex. The U.S. Air Forces Air Mobility Command forces are poised to support relief operations in Japan, according to AMC officials. Numerous AMC aircraft and crews have been placed on alert, according to officials, positioning forces to take-off within hours of receiving the call to support the humanitarian relief effort. Tanker and airlift aircraft are included in the alert posture. Forces from the 615th Contingency Response Wing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., are poised to deploy to open and operate airfields and receive and off-load humanitarian relief supplies, according to a release.

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. 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.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program

Navy Sailors help a Japanese man remove debris from the Misawa fishing port Monday as part of relief efforts following the earthquake that hit Japan Friday afternoon. More than 90 Sailors from Naval Air Facility Misawa volunteered in the relief effort, assisting Misawa City employees and members of the community.

Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Devon Dow

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. sexualassault.army.mil.

For the latest updates, consult Channel 13, the U.S. Army Japan (www.usarj.army.mil) and U.S. Army Garrison Japan (www.usagj.jp.pac.army.mil) websites, the USARJ Facebook page, and Eagle 810 AM radio.

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USARJ ready to help after earthquake


Army News Service In response to the earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan on Friday afternoon, U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) activated its Emergency Operations Center and mobilizing a disaster assessment team that departed here Monday. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated a number of coastal towns in northern Japan and reports indicate that some survivors are still without adequate food and water. The U.S. Army team will assist with bilateral humanitarian aid and disaster relief support operations there in the vicinity of Sendai, officials said. An initial 10-person team included translators, personnel from the Japan Engineer District, communications experts and medical personnel. The team was deployed to the Sendai area to join with the U.S. Forces Japan forward command post that is in place to synchronize U.S. efforts with their Japan Self Defense Force counterparts. USARJ has also been acquiring accountability of personnel and assessing its own facilities and equipment. Officials said initial assessments seem to indicate a few facilities have sustained light damage. All electrical power outages on U.S. Army installations in Japan have been restored, they said, though Soldiers and employees are being asked to conserve electricity during peak hours due to the shortage across Japan. No reports of water or sewage issues have been received on Army installations, officials said. U.S. Army Japans primary mission is the defense of Japan, as part of the U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Alliance. The humanitarian-assistance operation is in response to requests by the Japanese government to assist in rescue and recovery operations.

Aid assessment

Photo by Anastasia Moreno

CAMP KINSER, Okinawa Col. Michio Yoda, left, quartermaster division chief of the Logistics Department for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces Western Army Headquarters, receives information on the repair procedures of the reverseosmosis water purification unit, or ROWPU, Thursday at Camp Kinser. Eleven JGSDF personnel from Western Army and 15th Brigade visited the U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station Directorate of Logistics warehouses and received briefings on logistics operations, such as aerial delivery of items and humanitarian assistance. DOL has provided support to various disaster relief operations, and is currently prepared to support the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.

All applicable personnel are required to update their status at the U.S. Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System website at: https://adpaas.army.mil.

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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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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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.

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UpcomingOngoing Events
Mail service
Mail service between the Navy Fleet Mail Center, Yokohama, and Camp Zama resumed Wednesday. The Post Office will be open for normal 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekend hours of operation. As a of result the earthquake and the current train schedule, the New Sanno Hotel will not reopen until Monday, and the Stars & Stripes days and hours of operation will be determined and published within the next 24 hours. Form more information, call 263-8491 or 263-8587.

Whats Happening Outside the Gate?


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Unveiling of Asakusa Kannon and Golden Dragon Dance Performance @ Sensoji-Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo, March 18
Asakusa Kannon Jigen-kai is a Buddhist ceremony to celebrate the origin of Sensoji Temple, when its dedicated deity Seikanzeon Bosatsu revealed herself to people. On March 18, 628 A.D., two fisherman brothers encountered a small Buddhist statue and showed it to their master Nakatomo Hajino, who recognized that the statue was actually Seikanzeon Bosatsu. After placing the statue on top of a pagoda tree stump, Hajino decided to become a priest and changed his house into a temple. At the ceremony, the dedicatory Golden Dragon Dance is performed in the temples precincts, which is based on the legend that a golden guardian dragon appeared from heaven at the time of the revelation of Kwan-yin. Sensojis sango (a title given to the temples name) Kinryuzan (golden dragon mountain) is also derived from this legend.

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 (interior/exterior), especially in unused office 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 office/home appliances (i.e. coffee pots, stoves, microwave ovens, refrigerators, personal heaters, fans, etc.) 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 filters. 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

Training DVDs available

Shoulder to Shoulder: I Will Never Quit on Life is a 16-minute 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 five-minute video module designed specifically for them. It features individuals who are committed to the well-being 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. If you wish to have a copy of any of these materials, the Training Support Center located at Bldg. 102, Room 207.

Pakistan Bazaar 2011 @ Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Mar. 26-27 Art Fair Tokyo @ Tokyo International Forum, Apr. 1-3

Post-Combat Stress Support

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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.

African Festival Yokohama @ Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, April 1-3 FCI Japan International Dog Show @ Tokyo Big Sight, April 2-3

SCHOOL NEWS
Zama Child Development Center: 263-4992
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. 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 specific 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 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.

SHA Child Development Center: 267-6348

John O. Arnn Elementary: 267-6602

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. 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 financial aid applications. There will be a return bus to SHA for those youth who participate in the U-Turn Program.

Child, Youth and School Services: 263-4500

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35th CSSB Soldiers get ready for Giant Kite Festival


By tetsuo nakahara
Torii Staff

More than 20 local kite builders from Sagamihara City visited Sagami General Depot on March 8 and 9 to teach Soldiers assigned to the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion how to construct large crafts synonymous with Japan, aptly named big kites. The 35th CSSB will take part in this years Sagamihara Giant Kite Festival on May 4 and 5 for the first time in the history of the event. The kite they built was 18 square feet in size and used more than 100 bamboo poles. The kite builders were members of the Sagami Gig Kite Preservation Association, which consists of people from four different districts in Sagamihara City. They made the decision to give instructions to the 35th CSSB Soldiers how to build their kite from start to finish. The senseis (teachers) from the SGKPA are doing a really good job teaching us to put our kite together systematically, said 1st Lt. Todd Miguel, assigned to S-2 at the 35th CSSB. We had to follow step-by-step how to make the kite, and I learned how to do it. They are incredibly patient, especially with communication, added Miguel, referring to the instructors. The core is to get Soldiers to interact with members of the community. The Big Kite Festival is traditional for Japanese people. This is kind of a landmark in regard to what we do for community relations. We are really grateful to be here and have the senseis helping us. The two-day kite-making workshop was divided into two groups frame makers and paper painters at warehouse Bldg. 141 at Sagami Depot.

Spc. Christina Le, right, assigned to the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, paints the Japanese kanji character Ichidan (one team) onto a large sheet of Japanese paper with help from Isao Sekine, a kite builder from Kamiisobe in Sagamihara City, as part of a kite-building workshop March 8 at Sagami General Depot. Local kite builders visited Sagami Depot to instruct the Soldiers on how to build their kite for an upcoming festival.

Photos by Tetsuo Nakahara

At the frame-making station, Soldiers worked on securing the bamboo poles together with rope to create a tight, strong frame, which is one of the most difficult and timeconsuming steps in the process. The frames were connected with rope by hand at end of the day. The different ways to secure the different sections of the frame were taught to the Soldiers by members of the SGKPA. At the paper-painting station, Soldiers painted the words Ichidan and Samurai in Japanese kanji onto the large white sheet of Japanese paper that serves as the body of the kite. The Soldiers were instructed how to paint the characters in a specific form of calligraphy. The Soldiers worked very hard to make the kite, said Kazuhide Nishiyama, a kite builder from the Shindo district. I could tell that they Soldiers assigned to the 35th CSSB tie knots to secure bamboo were very interested in [the process]. Giant poles to make the frame of their 18-square-foot giant kite. kite-making is our tradition, and it is good that

they want to learn part of our culture and respect it. Tying the frame together is a very important step in making the kite; it is important to tie correctly. added Nishiyama. I am sure their kite will fly successfully because we showed them how to make it. This kite has a piece of our spirit, too. This kite we made today is thanks to the effort of teamwork between U.S. Soldiers and local [SGKPA] members. On March 9, the Soldiers secured the paper to the large frame to complete their kite. The kite will be folded in half to prevent any damage during the transport to the site on the day of the festival. Once it arrives at the site, four braces will be set up to hold the kite together. It will take 20 Soldiers to make it fly on that day. The key to flying the kite is for everyone to work together as a team, said Nishiyama. The kite will never fly with just power and running around. It is a total team effort, and each member has their role in making the kite fly. You have to use the power of the wind, not the power of muscle.

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. 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. 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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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. 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 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_/.

Vehicles for sale


94 Honda ascot: silver, 4-door, sun-roof, automatic. JCI 23 Apr 11; $600. 080-58832205/425-999-8905, nmamura@hotmail.com. (6)

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 Recreation assistant (lifeguard), NF-02, Flex, $ 9.29, Close: Apr 1, 2011 Recreation assistant, RD, Sagami Depot, Flex, $9.29, Close: March 21, 2011 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

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 finish. 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 fitter fit. Read more about it here: http://en.item.rakuten. com/wide/4647/ 20,000 yen. 090-7843-6435 johnskb@gmail.com (4)

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

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

ATTENTION
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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. 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. 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.

Movie sCHedUle
saGaMiHaRa
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267-6111

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

friday 6:30 p.m...................................Rango (PG) 88 9 p.m............................True Grit (PG-13) 110 saturday 6:30 p.m...................................Rango (PG) 88 9 p.m...................Country Strong (PG-13) 117 sunday 3:30 p.m...................................Rango (PG) 88 6:30 p.m...................................Rango (PG) 88

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friday 7 p.m............................The Rite (PG-13) 130 9:30 p.m.......Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13) 116 saturday 4 p.m.....................................Rango (PG) 107 6:30 p.m.......Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13) 116 9:30 p.m........................The Mechanic (R) 93 sunday 2:30 p.m................................Rango (PG) 107 5 p.m............Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13) 116 8 p.m............................The Rite (PG-13) 130

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sPoRTs & fiTNess


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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.

Pfc. Dylan Tulgetske, left, pins and neutralizes a mock enemy combatant Thursday while taking part in a weeklong Basic Combatives Course at Yano Fitness Center here. Leonardo Munoz Jr., right, the tactical combatives instructor, observes.

Photos by Dustin Perry

Combatives trainees take to the mat


By dustin Perry
Torii Editor

Sports Briefs
Event cancellations
Following the earthquake, several classes and sporting events at Yano Fitness Center will likely be cancelled or rescheduled. For more info, call 263-7980.

Fourteen Soldiers took part in a five-day Basic Combatives Course held here last week, during which they learned beginnerlevel grappling and throwing techniques they can now teach to members of their respective units, their instructor said. The participants took a certification test Friday at Yano Fitness Center that required them to pass a written exam, as well as complete a series of drills that mirrored the various moves they were taught throughout the previous four days, said Leonardo Munoz Jr. [The course] teaches them basic techniques to defend themselves, said Munoz. Once Soldiers have learned these techniques, they can take them back to their units and hopefully add on to the training to perfect their technique. Munoz led the students through a series of defensive and offensive moves that are tailored to be used in a tactical environment or in close-combat situations. He taught them standard choke holds, as well as moves used in standard wrestling, such as straight- and bent-arm bars. Modern Army combatives is always evolving because there are new techniques being learned, said Munoz. Were no longer doing what we used to do, such as [mixed martial arts]. Were gearing more toward [fighting] in tactical environments. Pfc. Ryan Tulgetske, assigned to the 441st Military Intelligence Battalion here, had previous experience in wrestling, Russian Sambo ground fighting and kickboxing prior to taking the Basic Combatives Course. That background helped him greatly because each of those fighting styles shares certain techniques and elements, he said.

Munoz, top, demonstrates to students in his Basic Combatives Course how to throw an opponent, using Spc. Rafael Rodriguez as his sparring partner.

Ive done combatives training since basic training, but this was the most indepth [course] Ive done, said Tulgetske. The wrestling I did in high school was just grappling; there werent chokes you were aiming to pin somebody. Here, youre aiming to finish the fight by breaking bones or choking [your opponent] or just taking them down and subduing them. Although she also had introductory knowledge of combatives she learned during basic training, Pvt. Gay-lah Hollings, assigned to the Japan District Veterinary Command in Okinawa, said she was largely unsure what to expect during her training here. It was kind of exciting, kind of scary at first because I didnt know what was go-

ing to be happening, said Hollings. I had heard from a couple of other people, Youre going to be thrown around, youre going to be hit. We did get hit once or twice, but it wasnt too bad. After completing the course and the certification process, Hollings said she is more confident in her ability to retain the training and is eager to return to her unit and teach her fellow Soldiers what she learned. Im also going to encourage other Soldiers to come take the training, said Hollings. If they understand they can protect themselves and take care of themselves in any situation, then theyre not going to be afraid to [try it]. Combatives is a beneficial skill for any Soldier, regardless of his or her military occupational specialty, said Spc. Christopher Hayes, assigned to the 287th Signal Company here. His normal job is to repair radios and other electronic equipment, said Hayes, but learning combatives has given him the assurance that he will be able to physically defend himself if the need arises. No matter what your MOS is, you still have the chance to be deployed, said Hayes. You can be put on gate guard and have to deal with people. There are all different sorts of situations where, no matter what your MOS is, youre still going to possibly need these skills. Each of the students had nothing but positive comments about Munoz, saying he was very knowledgeable and immediately knew the answer to any questions they asked. [Munoz] was able to teach people who had no experience in combatives or any type of martial art or wrestling just as well as those with experience, said Tulgetske. At the beginning, you could see a definite gap. At the end, I think everybody was pretty much on a level playing field.

Civilian Fitness Program

The Civilian Fitness Program allows Department of the Army civilians up to three hours of duty time per week for physical activity in a command-sponsored fitness and wellness education program. Those interested in participating must take part in a mandatory prescreening and fitness assessment, approximately one hour, scheduled to be held 8 a.m. March 28 through 31 at Yano Fitness Center. Please dress in exercise clothes for the assessment. For more information, call Jana York at 263-5050.

Camp Zama Skeet Range

The Zama Sportsmens Club and Skeet Range, located next to the golf driving range on Camp Zama, is open to all Status of Forces Agreement-status personnel of every experience level. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday. All supplies guns, ammunition, skeet, hearing and eye protection are provided, and the cost is $14 per round of skeet, plus a $3 cleanup fee. Monthly club meetings are held at 9 a.m. on the last Sunday of each month. For more information, call 090-4176-9259.

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.

Travel & CulTure


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Nogeyama Zoological Garden: Tranquility in the City


Torii Staff Report

Nogeyama Zoological Garden, located hillside of Sakuragi-cho in Yokohama City, has kept its popularity especially among families with small children since its opening in 1951. The garden is located in a quiet area and it offers a completely different setting from the busy shopping district of Minato Mirai 21, which is only a 20-minute walk away. From late March to early April, nearly 400 cherry trees attract more visitors to the park annually, featuring more than 1,100 animals of about 110 species such as lions, tigers, penguins and flamingos. Among all animals, a young giraffe which was born in December 2005, boasts the most popularity. She was given the name of Kiririn, a name chosen among more than 2,000 voters. Nakayoshi Plaza is another popular place among children. The plaza allows children to feed and touch rabbits, chickens and hamsters. The Zoological Garden was built on former

U.S. military grounds. It faced the crisis of shutting down when Zoorasia was opened at another site in Yokohama City in 1999. However, thanks to Yokohama citizen's strong support to keep it open, the Nogeyama Zoological Garden was re-opened in November 2002 after rennovations were complete. The zoo is open to public for free from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Mondays and Dec. 29 through Jan. 1. Nakayoshi Plaza is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. It takes 30 minutes to walking around the park. Getting there: Take the Odakyu Line from Sobudaimae to Ebina. Take the Sotetsu line and get off at Yokohama. Take the Keihin Kyuko Line and get off at Hinode-cho station. It is a 10-minute walk. The park is also located about a 15-minute walk from Sakuragi-cho station. From Sakuragi-cho No. 8 bus stop, take the Yokohama municipality bus route 89 and get off at Nogeyama Dobutsuen-mae. It is a five-minute bus ride. Allow 80 minutes for travel. For more information, visit www.tripadvisor. com/Attraction_Review-g298173-d592940-Reviews-Nogeyama_Zoo-Yokohama_Kanto.html.