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1 iii marine expeditionary force and marine corps bases japan Camp Foster gate hours to change Consolidated Public Affairs Office february 29, US, Philippine forces exchange culture, tactics during Balikatan Navy Marine Corps Relief Society kicks off fund drive CAMP FOSTER Hours of operation for several Camp Foster gates will change March 3. Gate 1B, also known as Sergeant Major s Gate, is scheduled to reopen after being closed for construction for several months. During the period of reflection, it will open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Once the period of reflection has ended, its normal operating hours will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Gate 1, or the Building 1 Gate, will only allow access to vehicles going to the front area of Building 1. About 45 days later, Gate 1 will completely close for construction. Gate 1, which normally is open 24 hours a day, is currently open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the period of reflection. Once the period of reflection has ended, its normal working hours will be from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. until the start of construction. Gate 2C, the McDonald s Gate; Gate 4, the Spot Gate; and Gate 7, the Futenma Housing Gate; are all currently open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the period of reflection. Gate 2, the PX Gate, is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. It is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Once the period of reflection ends, normal working hours for those gates will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit demonstrate a rear choke Feb. 21 in Capas Tarlac, Philippines. Marines and sailors with the MEU trained with the Armed Forces of the Philippines to exchange skills including squad tactics, patrolling formations, combat lifesaving procedures, martial arts techniques and patrolling tactics. SEE STORY PAGE 12 Photo by Lance Cpl. Jason Spinella Pfc. Aaron Hostutler CAMP FOSTER The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society kicked off its 71st annual active-duty fund drive on Okinawa during a breakfast at the Awase Meadows Restaurant Feb. 25. The drive is very important because the funds ra ised go towa rd helping Marines, sailors and their families when they need it the most, said Maj. Gen. Mary Ann Krusa-Dossin, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler commanding general, during a separate ceremony. Last year NMCRS gave more than $650,000 but only received $250,000 in donations, according to Lt. Col. Austin Bryant, the MCBJ fund drive coordinator. One of our main goals is to reach 100 percent of Marines and sailors and give them the opportunity to participate, Bryant said. NMCRS is an organization dedicated to helping Marines and sailors through interest-free loans or grants to deal with emergencies, education loans, money management classes, food lockers, layettes, thrift shops, and visiting nursing services. To help our fellow Marines and sailors, we need to open our hearts and our wallets, Krusa-Dossin said. Inside joint jumping Air Force helo crew helps SOTG instructors expand training capabilities. pg. 10 learning the arts For gunnery sergeant who earned a black belt in just 15 months, Okinawa karate provides inner peace. pg. 14 perfect run Mil United dominates Schwab 6-on-6 Shootout Soccer Tournament. pg. 17

2 okinawa marine NEWS february 29, 2008 carson city, Nev. The Combat Tactical Vehicle (technology demonstrator) was one of several possible vehicle replacements Nevada Automotive Testing Center and military contractors showed to the Marine Corps motor transportation community Feb. 7 at the NATC. Photo by Cpl. Eric C. Schwartz around the corps for more marine corps stories and photos, visit Camp pendleton, Calif. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, confront virtual humans while clearing a room at the Office of Naval Research Infantry Immersion Trainer at the I Marine Expeditionary Force Battle Simulation Center. The trainer uses advanced virtual technologies that are leading to improvements in training and readiness. Photo by John F. Williams KARMA, Iraq Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway talks with the Karma police chief during a visit to Karma s Joint Security Station Feb. 19. Conway also toured the city to survey the progress the Marines of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1 have made over the course of their deployment. Photo by Cpl. Nicholas J. Lienemann camp pendleton, Calif. Marines of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, hike through the outer camps Feb. 1. The battalion conducted the six-mile hike to condition themselves for more challenging hikes. Photo by Cpl. Ray Lewis

3 okinawa marine OPINION & EDITORIAL february 29, 2008 Set personal goals to strengthen your marriage Submitted by Lifelines Married and military means you may face challenges that your civilian friends won t. Deployment, moves, and living far from family are just a few of the lifestyle quirks that come with active duty. Like any relationship, a marriage takes work and effort from both partners. One way to strengthen a marriage, even when separated commentary by deployment, is through personal growth. Both husbands and wives can individually and together seek opportunities for personal growth that will not only make them better people but also better partners. The family life chaplain at Fort Bliss Army Post in El Paso, Texas, recommends that military couples take advantage of programs like the Army s Building Strong and Ready Families, a marriage enrichment program conducted by unit chaplains. The chaplain also recommends the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program. Most of the armed services offer PREP, a course for couples that focuses on marriage basics, including communication and problem solving, budgeting, children, and spirituality. Even if your marriage is healthy, the chaplain says, it can be good marriage maintenance. When couples are oceans apart, separated by deployment, they can still explore personal Personal growth alone is not enough to strengthen a marital relationship. Both partners must make a cognitive decision to strengthen their marriage and stay committed. Dr. Denim Slade, Ph.D. growth opportunities. In addition to marriage enrichment retreats for couples, Chaplain s Religious Enrichment Development Operations provides individual personal growth retreats aimed at both service members and spouses. The deputy director of Marine Corps Family Team Building at Camp Pendleton suggests spouses of deployed service members swap babysitting services so that each spouse can participate in individual retreats. MCFTB also recommends that spouses look for volunteer opportunities. Many programs such as Army Family Team Building, the Navy s COMPASS program and the Marine Corps L.I.N.K.S. program provide childcare and educational opportunities. MCFTB believes that volunteering leads to personal growth for both program participants and volunteers. Deployment may make it challenging for 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Online resource helps you budget, save Lifelines Research Staff The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has produced a program called 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy. It is a national volunteer effort of the nation s Certified commentary Public Accountants to help Americans, and in particular service members and their families, understand their personal finances and develop money management skills. It focuses on financial education as a lifelong endeavor from children learning about the value of money to adults reaching a secure retirement. According to 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, members of our nation s Armed Forces are trained to defend our country in a moment s notice, but like non-service members, they have to take care of the home front too. Understanding budgeting, plus saving and investing, are described as first steps toward financial freedom in the AICPA supported program. Articles entitled Establishing a budget, Getting started: Establishing a financial safety net, Choosing a credit card, Credit traps for the unwary, Debt consolidation, Understanding your credit report, Military Relief Act Offers Significant Tax Breaks and many others are available at the 360 Degree Web Site, One of the most valuable features of the site is tools that will help you manage your personal finances, lower your personal debt, calculate credit costs and net worth, and many more. Visit the link above to get the latest information. Q: service members to pursue personal growth. Resources and facilities are often limited. The family life chaplain advises service members ask their unit chaplain for guidance. Service members can educate themselves by reading marriage enrichment books, such as The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman or The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by Dr. John M. Gottman. Chaplains can even provide copies of books for deployed service members. Dr. Denim Slade, Ph.D., a marriage and family counselor, believes that personal growth alone is not enough to strengthen a marital relationship. Both partners must make a cognitive decision to strengthen their marriage and stay committed, regardless of the circumstances. Slade adds Commitment is what protects a marriage from the destructive effects of things like loneliness and infidelity. Slade also states that the efforts of both individuals to improve themselves, combined with a deep-rooted commitment to the relationship, can only benefit a marriage. Each partner must refill their personal reservoirs in order to be able to have something to give to the relationship. Seeking personal growth is one way you can make sure you have something positive to pass on to your marriage. A Marriage Enrichment Retreat will take place on Okinawa March See Briefs section on page 6 for more information. fact check medal of honor privileges Is it true that Medal of Honor recipients are entitled to special privileges? A: Yes, Medal of Honor recipients are afforded many special privileges, including the requirement of all service members even higher-ranking officers up to the President of the United States to initiate a salute, a special pension of $1,027 per month, supplemental uniform allowance, special entitlements to air transportation, special identification cards, commissary and exchange privileges for recipients and their eligible dependents, a 10 percent increase in retired pay, and eligibility of recipients children for admission to the U.S. military academies without regard to quota requirements. References: Titles 10, 14 and 38 of the U.S. Code DoD Regulation R. To submit an opinion or editorial, us at Commanding General Maj. Gen. Mary Ann Krusa-Dossin public affairs Director Lt. Col. Douglas M. Powell okinawa marine newspaper H&S Battalion MCB PAO Unit FPO AP The Okinawa Marine is published by Marine Corps Community Services under exclusive written contract with Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan. The editorial content of this newspaper is edited and approved by the Consolidated Public Affairs Office of Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler. This newspaper is an authorized publication for members of military services stationed overseas, at sea and their families. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Marine Corps and do not imply endorsement thereof. The appearance of advertising in this newspaper, including inserts of supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler or Marine Corps Community Services of the products and services advertised. Everything advertised in this newspaper shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. All photos, unless otherwise indicated, are official U.S. Marine Corps photos. For more information, us at okinawamarine.mcbb. or write to us at Public Affairs Office, H&S BN MCB PAO, Unit 35002, FPO AP Press officer 2nd Lt. Doy T. D. Demsick Press chief Gunnery Sgt. William J. Ray DESIGN editor Sgt. Ethan E. Rocke editor Cpl. Warren Peace Central Bureau chief Cpl. Juan D. Alfonso Camp Foster, DSN northern Bureau chief Lance Cpl. Kevin M. Knallay Camp Hansen, DSN

4 okinawa marine NEWS feruary 29, 2008 briefs MARRIAGE RETREAT The next Marriage Enrichment Retreat will take place March The retreat will provide couples the tools to communicate even more effectively and work as a team to preserve and enhance love, commitment and friendship. These events give couples quality time together in a beautiful, stress-free environment and are great opportunities for all-expenses-paid, fun-filled getaways, during which they build on the strengths of their relationship. Sign-up by March 21. For more information, call SOCCER REFEREE CLINIC There is a 3-day referee clinic Feb. 29 through March 2 to become a U.S. Soccer Federation certified referee at Building 5966 by the Camp Foster Furniture Store. The clinic is free and hours are as follows: Today, 6 to 9 p.m.; March 1 and 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details and to register, call or IMCEA golf tournament The Oki Doki Chapter of the International Military Community Executives Association will hold its Invitational Golf Tournament March 28 at Awase Meadows Golf Course. It is a best-ball team tournament. Those interested can download a registration form at and fax it to Teams must RSVP by March 1 and pay by March 15. Entry fees include green fees, golf cart, lunch and awards. Participation will help the association s 2008 scholarship fund. For more information, call black history month events February is Black History Month, and service members on Okinawa are invited to celebrate the occasion at the Kinser Surfside, Feb. 29 at 11 a.m. Passports for minors Both parents of children under 16 must now appear in person to apply for or renew their child s passport. According to the U.S Embassy in Japan, only adults or minors 16 years or older can apply for a passport by mail. Anyone issued less than a 10-year passport will also have to appear in person to renew their passport. For more information, log on to usembassy.gov. NOSCO Scholarships The Naval Officers Spouses Club of Okinawa is offering scholarships to eligible Navy military family members on Okinawa. A full application package is available at or from the Navy Fleet Gift Shop at Camp Lester. The application deadline is March 31. pacific okinawa players auditions The Pacific Okinawa Players will hold auditions March from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kadena High School s auditorium for an upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Auditions are for ages 16 and older. See for audition requirements. Sailors, Marines treat 3,000 in Philippines Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl fleet public affairs center Ternate, Philippines Sailors and Marines with the forward-deployed Essex Expeditionary Strike Group brought medical and dental treatment to more than 3,000 Philippine citizens in Ternate during a two-day humanitarian civil assistance project Feb as part of Exercise Balikatan. Exercise Balikatan is an annual event designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and continue professional relationships between the U.S. Armed Forces and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) assigned to the Essex ESG, arrived in Ternate to assist in humanitarian efforts. Philippine Marines and U.S. Navy and Marine forces worked together in a variety of humanitarian assistance projects, offering free medical, dental and veterinary care to local residents. These people need our assistance, and when you look at the positive impact we have overall on the people, you realize how good it is to work together, said Navy Lt. Brandt L. Cullen, a dental officer with the Harpers Ferry. The Philippine word balikatan, meaning shouldering the load together, was evident as everyone worked together with a universal purpose of Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert O. Beveridge, attached to Combat Logistics Battalion 31, applies ointment to a Filippino boy s foot during a medical and dental civic action program Feb. 20 during Exercise Balikatan. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua J. Wahl helping those in need. It s an honor to have the American and Philippine military working together here, said Monte A. Andaman, mayor of Maragondon, a city in the region. We see the true meaning of balikatan when we look around at people working together. It is our honor to be here and help out those in need, said Harpers Ferry Command Master Chief Darryl L. Brandt. This is the stuff the sailors need to get out and see the world, help people and strengthen our relationship with the Philippines. balikatan Engineering projects TO SUBMIT A BRIEF, send an to or fax your request to The deadline for submitting a brief is noon every Friday. The Okinawa Marine reserves the right to edit all submitted material. Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit work with sailors assigned to the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) to clean up a construction site during an engineering project in Luzon, Philippines Feb. 19. The project was part of the exercise Balikatan, during which military service members from the U.S. and Philippines are working together to improve maritime security and ensure humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts are efficient and effective. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Wahl

5 okinawa marine NEWS february 29, 2008 Ethics, leadership professor leads discussion with Marine leaders Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Todd Zukeran Elementary School fifth-grader Darrean Henry (glasses) passes the ball during a flag football game at the Camp Foster Youth and Teen Center during a fun day hosted by the Children, Youth and Teen Program Feb. 23. Photo by Pfc. Aaron Hostutler Children, Youth and Teen Program hosts fun day Pfc. Aaron Hostutler CAMP FOSTER More than 20 volunteers and nearly 40 children participated in the Children, Youth and Teen Program s Fun Day at the Camp Foster Youth and Teen Center Feb. 23. The open-house event was held for a couple of reasons, said Tanesha Copening, an education technician with the CYTP. One of the main reasons was to promote the facility and some of the changes that we have made recently. The CYTP staff has made several changes to their facilities, including new children friendly furniture, new video games, and even new staff members. When the facility first opened up, it wasn t exactly geared toward children, said Jah Hann, a program assistant with CYTP. We made these changes to make the children feel more comfortable here. Copening said the other reason for the event was to give the kids a place where they can hang out together while still having some supervision. Laughter, smiles and even touchdow ns a nd baskets were shared by the participants during Friday s fun We try to give the children a bit of free rein. I think that is one of the best things this center has to offer most children want to be able to hang out with their friends and do what they want. We offer them the ability to do that while also offering adult supervision. day, which included several attractions for kids including basketball, flag football, foosball, a barbeque, a disk jockey and video games. I really liked playing basketball, said Zukera n Elementary School sixth grader Adrian Coleman. The music was really good too. During the fun day, children had their choice of what they wanted to do. While there were several different events taking place at the same time, there was no one telling the children what activity they should participate in and when. We try to give the children a bit of free rein, said Copening. I think that is one of the best things this center has to offer. Most children want to be able to hang out with their friends and do what they want. We offer them the ability to do that while also offering adult supervision. Tanesha Copening The event was supervised by not only the CYTP staff but also by the volunteers who attended the event. These events are great because it s fun for both the kids and the adults who volunteer, said Lance Cpl. Lorenzo Olvera, a combat videographer with the Combat Camera Center on Camp Foster. I feel that volunteering with these kids first of all sets a good example for them and also helps their roots to grow in the right direction. Copening praised the volunteers for their help. I think today was a success, and a lot of the credit should go to the volunteers who gave up their time to come out here and show their support, Copening said. Copening added that she hopes Friday s fun day will help raise awareness of what the program has to offer as well as raise involvement in the program. MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA Dr. Paolo Tripodi, a professor of ethics and leadership at the Command and Staff College, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., conducted ethics briefs for Marine units across Okinawa Feb One of the briefs he conducted was for officers and staff noncommissioned officers with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 Feb. 21 at the Futenma United Services Organization, where he covered topics such as moral decision making and ethical dilemmas. The course covered an extremely important topic and came at an extremely convenient time, said Lt. Col. Dwight Neeley, commanding officer of VMGR-152. Right now all Marines on Okinawa are taking more time to evaluate their own ethics and how the decisions we make can have major and lasting effects on the host nation in which we reside. In his class, Tripodi used a case study of the Rwandan genocide, a series of organized murders that took place within the African nation in 1994, to give the Marines an example of ethical dilemmas faced by United Nations forces during their peacekeeping mission in Rwanda. He then asked them what they would do in the situation. The main issue he brought to the Marines, and encouraged them to really hone in on, is the morality involved in making a decision in an ethical dilemma and how there is not always a right answer. Dr. Tripodi said he uses the Rwanda example because it is one of the most difficult ethical dilemmas anyone could possibly face and explores that area of ethics between black and white. Ethics in military leadership is a very dynamic and sensitive issue, and Dr. Tripodi s class really made that apparent, said 1st Lt. Aaron Harrell, a KC-130 Legacy copilot with VMGR-152. Making decisions between wrong and right is easy, but making a choice between two bad options, or figuring out the worse of two bad courses of action is very difficult. Marines attending the brief agreed that the course was well taught and they left with a clear reminder of the challenge of leadership. Dr. Tripodi gave one of the most interesting ethics and leadership briefs I have ever attended, because he engaged everyone with discussion topics and is great at facilitating the exchange of ideas in a way to stimulate conversation and at the same time guide the group toward a goal, Harrell said. I left the course with a great idea of the challenges of leadership, and the discussion about the situation in Rwanda was a great way of showing the difficult decisions we might come across as a leader.

6 okinawa marine NEWS feruary 29, 2008 Screening team seeks qualified Marines for MSG duty Lance Cpl. Robert C. Frenke CAMP FOSTER Special duty pay, travel to countries all over the world and extra promotion points were just some of the benefits that attracted more than 200 Marines to the Palms on Camp Hansen and the Foster Theater, where they were screened by the Marine Security Guard recruiting and screening team Feb The team screened the applicants for possible service at more than 120 U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. MSG gives Marines an opportunity to enhance their lives professionally and personally with career advancements and diverse cultural experiences, according to Staff Sgt. James L. Miller, with the MSG recruiting and screening team. We re looking for highly qualified Marines with good moral character, Miller said. They have to be able to adapt to new environments, have a love for traveling and meeting new people, and a desire to be a part of something amazing. MSG duty also puts lance corporals and corporals ahead of their peers, according to Miller. As soon Teamwork earns 12th Marines mess hall second straight award Pfc. Aaron Hostutler Marines wait to undergo the second phase of the Marine Security Guard screening process at the Camp Foster theater Feb. 22. Photo by Lance Cpl. Robert C. Frenke as they successfully complete one year as an MSG, they receive an automatic 100 points toward their cutting score. This is a great opportunity for me to do something with my Marine Corps career and to travel the world, said Lance Cpl. Michael Westervelt, the training noncommissioned officer for Facilities Engineer, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler. While serving on MSG duty, Marines have the opportunity to work alongside other government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency, Miller said. They can work with the secret service, the CIA and other agencies, said Sgt. Robert Sanchez, a career retention specialist with Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler. They ll learn weapons tactics, hand-to-hand combat and other things they can apply in the civilian world. It opens up opportunities for agencies like the FBI, CIA or even police departments. The less money those agencies have to spend on training you, the more competitive you become. There are three phases Marines go through for the screening process, according to Sanchez. The first phase consists of prerequisites such as physical qualifications and becoming qualified for a top secret clearance. During the second phase, applicants are screened and interviewed by the MSG team. The final phase consists of a medical screening. The screening process reduced the number of qualified applicants to about 50, according to Miller. Only NCOs and below and staff noncommissioned officers go through the school each year. This is a great experience within the Marine Corps, he said. It will allow you to work with the best Marines in the Marine Corps, and we are looking for the best Marines possible to serve with us. CAMP HANSEN Major Gen. Robert Neller, the 3rd Marine Division commanding general, presented the Division Mess Hall of the Quarter award for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 to the 12th Marines Mess Hall Feb. 22 at the facility. The mess hall won the award for the second consecutive quarter. The mess hall competed against the two other 3rd Marine Division mess halls on Okinawa. 3rd Marine Division Food Service evaluated the facilities in a number of areas, including sanitation, food pr epa rat ion, proper t y maintena nce, t raining and management. Mess hall manager Master Sgt. Aaron Barthelmas attributed the mess hall s success to the staff s strong sense of teamwork. He said both Marines and master labor contractors are equally instrumental in the everyday operations and overall ef- 12th Marines Mess Hall personnel were presented the Division Mess Hall of the Quarter award for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 by Maj. Gen. Robert Neller, 3rd Marine Division commanding general, Feb. 22 at the facility. The mess hall won the award for the second consecutive quarter. Photo by Pfc. Aaron Hostutler ficiency of the facility. MLCs at the facility handle duties such as sanitation and serving duties while Marines handle duties such as food preparation, stocking and managerial work. We are very glad that we were able to help this mess hall become number one, said Asako Zukeyama, an MLC supervisor. Without the Marines and MLCs working together so well, we wouldn t have been able to win the award. Cpl. Mark Cervantes, a chief cook with the 12th Marines Mess Hall, said the Marines and MLCs share a sense of teamwork and camaraderie. The relationship between the Marines and MLCs extends outside the workplace, Barthelmas said. We ve done marathons, golf and bowling tournaments, Christmas parties and going away parties for Marines. We may be coworkers, but our relationship is more like a family. It s the camaraderie between all employees of the mess hall that keeps operations running smoothly and setting this mess hall apart, he added.

7 okinawa marine NEWS february 29, 2008 Gunnery Sgt. Charles D. Callahan, motor transportation chief for Headquarters Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 37, demonstrates bayonet techniques to Japanese Ground Self Defense Force officer candidates during a Japanese Observer Exchange Program visit on Camp Kinser Feb. 18. Photo by Lance Cpl. Robert C. Frenke Marines host exchange with JGSDF officer candidates Lance Cpl. Robert C. Frenke CAMP KINSER 150 Japanese Ground Self Defense Force officer candidates participated in the Japanese Observer Exchange Program at the Camp Kinser Surfside Feb. 18. Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, hosted the event to show the JGSDF officer candidates how their U.S. counterparts operate. The officer candidates received briefs throughout the course of the day, such as how U.S. officers communicate with their staff noncommissioned officers, the breakdown of a Marine Air Ground Task Force and responsibilities of a platoon leader, according to Capt. Jared A. Laurin, the 3rd MLG JOEP officer. The orientation that we give to the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force officer candidates gives them a snap shot into some of the training and organization of the Marine Corps, said Maj. Brian Leich, the operations officer for CLR-37. Lt. Col. Todd Kocian, the JOEP officer for III Marine Expeditionary Force, opened the event by informing the officer candidates about the structure and different components of a MAGTF, such as III MEF. The orientation prepares the officer candidates for future deployments with U.S. forces, according to Leich. It prepares them for participating in joint exercises, Leich said. We give them a very basic understanding of the equipment we use, the weapons training and our (Marine Corps Martial Arts Program). One of the most notable briefs for the officer candidates was about officer and staff noncommissioned officers relationships. In Japan, commanders work with the platoon sergeant, which are normally master sergeants and sergeants major, said Yukiyo Sakai, an officer candidate. It was interesting to see officers communicating with a staff sergeant. Most JGSDF officer candidates watch a Marine climb a rope during an obstacle course demonstration on Camp Kinser. of the students learned from it After the presentations, the JGSDF officer candidates observed Marines performing MCMAP and going through the obstacle course on Camp Kinser. They also saw static displays of weapons systems used during deployments. The Japanese (Officer Candidate School) students were very interested in everything that we presented to them and seemed to have a thirst for knowledge about the Marine Corps, specifically how we operate and train, Laurin said. Sakai said she plans to bring her experience from the program back with her. The presentations were very interesting, Sakai said. Next month we ll be junior officers, and we have to be concerned for our subordinates and our units. Officials with JGSDF and CLR- 37 were pleased by the event and what the candidates learned. I thought the event went great, Laurin said. They are very excited about becoming officers in the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and plan on using this knowledge as a baseline in their future careers and in dealing with the United States as they progress in the military. Heavy helicopter squadron deploys to Korea to teach ROK counterparts Lance Cpl. Robert C. Frenke MARINE CORPS AIR STA- TION FUTENMA Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and temporarily operating on Okinawa deployed to Naval Air Station Pohang, Korea Feb. 21 in support of Exercise Freedom Banner. The squadron is scheduled to return at the end of March. HMH-463 s mission is to teach Republic of Korea Marines how to conduct helicopter missions, which involves providing transportation of troops, supplies and equipment during operational exercises and training. The purpose of the operation is to teach ROK Marines about helicopter procedures, operations and their abilities, said Staff Sgt. Joseph R. Hilliard, the chief of staff personnel for HMH-463. The training will keep Marines ready, and help improve relations with ROK Marines. Helicopter mechanic Cpl. Dennis Daniels said Freedom Banner will benefit Marines who have never deployed before. It ll be a good experience for the younger guys, Daniels said. When you re deployed, everything steps up a level. There are more flights, which means they ll get more experience. Many of the Marines will face a couple of challenges they have not encountered before their deployment, according to Staff Sgt. Terrance L. Underwood, HMH-463 quality assurance chief. The harsh Korean climate presents HMH-463 with the greatest obstacle during aviation missions, Underwood said. Extreme cold can have a serious impact on air operations. It can prevent air operations in extreme cases and complicate them by impacting turnaround times of aircraft, aircraft maintenance, refueling and ammunition loading.

8 10 okinawa marine NEW Staff Sgt. Michael Dase, the senior Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques certification course instructor, stands by on a rooftop in Central Training Area s combat town as Marines with the Special Operations Training Group prepare to fast rope to the rooftop Feb. 21. Marines with Special Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, prepare for helicopter rope suspension techniques training in the MH-60 helicopter Feb. 21 at the Central Training Area.

9 S february 29, Air Force crew helps special ops instructors expand capabilities Lance Cpl. Ryan Wicks CENTR A L TR A INING A R EA Marine Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques instructors joined forces with Air Force personnel Feb. 21 to expand the training capabilities of III Marine Expeditionary Force. Two Air Force MH-60 Pavehawk helicopter pilots and a crew chief with the 33rd Rescue Squadron, 18th Operations Group, provided HRST instructors with III MEF s Special Operations Training Group their first opportunity to qualify in fast-roping and rapelling from a Pavehawk helicopter. The purpose of the training was to qualify the instructors on a Pavehawk helicopter and to hone their skills, so they could properly train Marines interested in HRST certification. It wasn t much different training with the MH-60s, said Gunnery Sgt. Dennis Dodd an Anti- Terrorism Force Protection course instructor with SOTG. The only change was that the ropes were rigged slightly different. The training began with instructors preparing their harnesses and dressing appropriately, including gloves and helmets. Then Sgt. Kevin Parish, an Anti- Terrorism Force Protection instructor with SOTG, called in the coordinates to the helicopter. Once the helicopter arrived, the Marines began preparations by tieing, rigging and inspecting their ropes prior to take off. Once they were up in the air, the Marines fast-roped and rapelled onto an open field. They repeated this process several times. The Marines finished their training in combat town where they fast-roped onto buildings, simulating the urban warfare environment commonly seen today. Fast-roping and rapelling are both very versatile helicopter insertion maneuvers, Parish said. These techniques are practical for fast insertions, rescue missions and supply operations in urban areas, jungles, ships and amphibious places. Marines with the Special Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Unit, perform fastroping operations onto a rooftop Feb. 21 at combat town in the Central Training Area. Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force s Special Operations Training Group conducted joint training with an Air Force Pavehawk helicopter and crew in the Central Training Area Feb. 21. The Air Force crew helped the SOTG Marines qualify to oversee helicopter rope suspension techniques training and operations using the aircraft. Photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Wicks Staff Sgt. Michael Dase, the senior Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques certification course instructor, walks a rope away from the helicopter.

10 12 okinawa marine FEATURE feruary 29, 2008 Workshop promotes education during eating disorder awareness week Lance Cpl. Richard Blumenstein If Barbie were an actual woman, she would be 5 feet 9 inches tall, weigh 110 pounds, have a 39-inch bust, an 18-inch waist, 33-inch hips and wear size 3 shoes. She would also fit the criteria for being anorexic, according to information provided by the National Eating Disorders Association at a workshop at Camp Foster s Counseling and Advocacy Center on Feb. 22. The workshop, attended by dozens of people mostly women highlighted National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Feb. 24 to March 1, the goal of which is to inform communities of the dangers of eating disorders and promote healthy living and positive body image thinking, according to Karen Hansen, the NEDA coordinator for Okinawa. Members of NEDA and counselors with the Counseling and Advocacy Center began the workshop with presentations explaining how unrealistic media icons, cultural standards of beauty and social pressures can cause people of all genders and ages to develop eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. According to the NEDA presentations, one out of every 200 women in the United States suffers from anorexia, a mental illness characterized by self starvation and fear of gaining weight or becoming fat. But women are not the only people who suffer from eating disorders. More men suffer from bulimia a mental illness where the sufferer binge eats then vomits than women suffer from anorexia. People suffering from eating disorders can experience a number of harmful effects, such as loss of muscular strength, loss of hair, fainting, weakness, slowed heart rates and even death. If someone feels there s a lot of pressure to look a certain way, they may do things that are hazardous to their health, Hansen said. It can be unrealistic for some people based on their genetics. The average person sees approximately 3,000 advertisements a day, a third of which contain messages directly related to personal appearance, according to Hansen. Because fashion models make up an estimated two percent of the population, the advertisements create unrealistic images for how people should look and can lower self-esteem, Hansen said. During the workshop, counselors also provided information directed at preventing children from developing eating disorders. Puberty and teen years are the most common times eating disorders set in, Hansen said. To help prevent hazardous dieting and create a positive self body image, NEDA is asking for donations of old jeans that no longer fit. The donations can be dropped off at Camps Foster, Courtney and Kinser s Personal Service Centers Feb , according to a NEDA press release. Don t fight your genes, just change your jeans, Hansen said. It s a very simple concept. If you re a size eight and your pants are a size three, that s an unrealistic goal. Does it make sense to try and fit into old jeans or just accept who you are? For more information regarding eating disorders contact Hansen at DSN or visit Trading Tactics Whether patrolling the open valleys of the Philippine landscape or clearing a triple canopy jungle, U.S. Marines and service members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines found that sharing experiences and expertise is what Exercise Balikatan is all about. Lance Cpl. Jason Spinella 31st marine expeditionary unit Marines and sailors from Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, trained alongside the Armed Forces of the Philippines Feb in Capas Tarlac to learn one another s tactics and strengthen each other s abilities. The training was comprised of open field patrols, jungle patrols, static and live fire events, combat lifesaver training and an introduction to the Marine Corps Martial Arts program. Every class or training exercise conducted out here is teaching someone something, said Sgt. Kurk Linder, a platoon sergeant with the BLT. The great aspect of this is that it s a two -way street, both sides are benefiting so much just from each other s presence. The training has shown positive results for both nations forces. They ve taught us how to patrol through a triple canopy jungle, while we ve shown them combat formations in the hills and open fields, said Linder. Lance Cpl. Kevin Crawford, an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon gunner with 2/4, said the AFP learn extremely fast. They really soak up the knowledge like a sponge, and they re so easy to work with, said Crawford, a native of Jeffersonville, Ind. The best part is when you are teach- Philippine soldier Pvt. Ardy Padilla gets a feel for the M-4 Carbine while Cpl. Nathanial King explains the functions of the weapon Feb. 23. ing them something, you also learn some things about them and their culture. Not only does training help with a lasting relationship, but simply living with one another in the field, day and night, helps mesh the cultures together and lets you really see how each other lives, Crawford added. The Philippine Marines and soldiers are very resourceful and can live off the land and seem to adapt very well to the environment around them, said Linder. In the end, while both services benefit from training alongside one another, the greatest accomplishment is building and sustaining a long last relationship and bond. Exercise BK 08 is the 24th in the series of these exercises. The term Balikatan is a Philippine word which means shouldering the load together and characterizes the philosophy and intent of the exercise. Soldiers with the Philippine Army suited up in ghillie suits after Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit s Battalion Landing Team explained the purpose of the camouflage Feb. 23. Marines and sailors with the BLT trained with the Armed Forces of the Philippines Feb , exchanging skills including squad tactics, patrolling formations, combat lifesaving procedures and Marine Corps Martial Arts techniques while also learning jungle tactics and how to patrol in a dense jungle environment. Photos by Lance Cpl. Jason Spinella

11 okinawa marine FEATURE february 29, Okinawa Paradise Rendezvous Bridge at the Southeast Botanical Gardens is surrounded by a large lake where visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Photos by Lance Cpl. Robert C. Frenke Southeast Botanical Gardens offers picturesque landscape, serene atmosphere Lance Cpl. Robert C. Frenke Walking through the entrance of the Southeast Botanical Gardens, patrons eyes are filled with sights of tall trees and fountains and their ears with the sounds of traditional Okinawan music. When I first walked in, I could see that this would be a great place to relax and hang out, said Lance Cpl. Wyatt G. Brown, a combat photographer with the Combat Camera Center on Camp Foster. It really is a beautiful place. The gardens offer scenic trails teeming with wild flowers such as the China rose, the king of paradise flower, yellow-bells and other plant life native to Okinawa. Trolleys can also take patrons throughout the gardens. It s breathtaking as soon as you walk into the gardens, said Dolores Gilligan, who is visiting friends from the U.S. You can see the plant life of Okinawa right here. At the Kids Garden playground, patrons can take their children to play or they can indulge their own inner child. When I saw the tire swing and the slide, I couldn t help myself. I kind of felt like a big kid, but it was totally worth it, Brown said. Lance Cpls. Danielle Crites and Wyatt Brown, combat photographers with the Combat Camera Center on Camp Foster, take in the view over the Polynesian Lake at the Southeast Botanical Gardens Feb. 5. More than 10,000 carp live in the lakes throughout the gardens. While walking down by the Pond of the Carp, tourists can see hundreds of carp following them by the riverbed. Patrons can feed the carp at any of the lakes throughout the gardens. The carp went crazy, said Lance Cpl. Danielle Crites, a combat photographer with Combat Camera. They were practically jumping out of the water just to get some of the food. Patrons can also pay a visit to the goat s cage at the nearby Polynesian Lake, where they can feed and pet the animals for 100. They can also see several different species of birds swimming throughout the lakes. When patrons feel they ve seen enough of the gardens, they can pay a visit across the parking lot to the Enchanted Forest on Forest Avenue. They can visit one of the many gift shops and food stands scattered throughout the area. After relaxing at the gift shops, patrons can walk along Anniversary Tree Avenue, where they can see King Palm trees on their way to the Path of Poems. Before leaving the Southeast Botanical Gardens, patrons can also Visitors can purchase fish food to feed the more than 10,000 carp at the Southeast Botanical Gardens. stop at the butterfly room, where they can see a variety of butterflies. We loved the butterfly room and Anniversary Tree Avenue, Gilligan said. It s a truly beautiful place. To get to Southeast Botanical Gardens, go straight out Kadena Air Base Gate 3 and follow the signs to the gardens. It s approximately a 10 minute drive from the gate. The gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily and admission is 1,000. For more information about the Southeast Botanical Gardens, call (098)

12 14 okinawa marine FEATURE feruary 29, 2008 A humble artist Gunny finds inner peace in Okinawa karate Lance Cpl. David Rogers Gunnery Sgt. Jaime Hamner had always been intrigued by martial artists; in particular, he was drawn to a strong quality most of them share humility. Proficiency in martial arts was never a point of bragging among practitioners Hamner encountered, and that attracted him. After years of putting off martial arts training until tomorrow, he finally came to train under Fusei Kise, a grand master of the Okinawa Shorin Ryu Kenshinkan Karate Kobudo Federation, who teaches karate on base. Hamner, who served on Okinawa from 1992 to 1995 as a clarinet player for the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band, had wanted to begin training with Kise then, but his schedule didn t afford him the time he wished to dedicate to the training. He was constantly deployed. When Hamner returned to Okinawa as an instrument repair technician in October 2005, Kise was still teaching on base. Hamner enrolled his 8-yearold daughter at Gunners Fitness Center, where Kise has a satellite branch to his off-base dojo, or training facility. As he watched her practicing at home after intense training sessions with Kise, she would occasionally look to Hamner, asking questions about the proper execution of her karate techniques. Often befuddled by her questions, he couldn t help her. Finally, in September 2006, Hamner was ready to commit himself to karate. He attended multiple sessions a day with Kise, often coming in for both lunchtime and evening sessions and practicing seven days a week. Kise taught him a karate style known as Shorin-Ryu, which focuses on self-defense from a natural stance. Shorin-Ryu is widely considered one of two major modern styles of Okinawan karate and is believed to have had the most influence on the development of all modern karate styles, according to Hamner has also learned much about the art of kobudo, the use of weapons based on tools used by ancient Okinawan farmers. Inner peace is the most important aspect I ve learned from karate. It keeps me very focused. Gunnery Sgt. Jaime Hamner Gunnery Sgt. Jaime Hamner watches over Charles Boyd, 9, as he practices karate techniques from the Okinawa Shorinryu Kenshinkan dojo during practice at Gunners Gym Feb. 20. Hamner earned his black belt after 15 months of study with Fusei Kise, a grand master of the Okinawa Shorin Ryu Kenshinkan Karate Kobudo Federation. Photos by Lance Cpl. David Rogers (Okinawan karate senseis) don t just teach you self-defense and martial arts, Hamner said. They re very adamant about making sure you understand their customs, their culture, their history, where this came from, and all the various grand masters before Grand Master Kise. That s very important in all martial arts. Hamner obtained his black belt after only 15 months and discovered what exactly makes martial artists so humble. Inner peace is the most important aspect I ve learned from karate, Hamner said. It keeps me very focused. I don t lose my cool as much as I used to. Grand Master is always telling us to take it easy. I ve heard relax more in the last couple of years than I have in my whole life. He s found that karate has not only affected his emotional state, it has changed his relationships and interactions with others as well. This makes me a better Marine, he said. It helps me communicate better with people. People know I m not going to fly off the handle. Anybody who practices a martial art is going to be a little bit Grand Master Fusei Kise better; they re going to have just that little extra edge, a little extra discipline, a little extra focus. You know you can count on them. After studying in the fitness center, Hamner was invited to study at Kise s off-base dojo where he learned that much of his love of the art stems from the cultural attitude of the Okinawan people. They are such a peaceful people, Hamner said. They ll give you the shirt off their back. They re very respectful. That s just how they ve been over the years, and they pass it down. Hamner plans to retire after his next assignment in South Carolina. There, he hopes to set up his own dojo and begin pass- ing down Kise s teachings to local children. I will be their chief instructor, but they will all be students of Grand Master Kise, Hamner said. They will all fall under that lineage because I m a direct student of Grand Master Kise. Before Hamner can set up his dojo, he needs permission from Kise. (Hamner) has been committed to training himself hard and also teaching the children, Kise said. With his devotion and understanding of karate, he will do well if he opens up his own dojo. Kise has had many service members open dojos in the states. A lot of them return to continue their training with Kise. I think it s great that they promote Okinawan karate in the United States, Kise said. It represents the Okinawan culture and spirit well. And by doing that, they are helping to maintain the authenticity and integrity of the karate they learned here at its birthplace. Hamner began teaching children at the fitness center when Kise determined he was mature enough to wear an assistant instructor belt. It was then Hamner realized how much he loved teaching karate, especially after seeing a change in his own daughters. He noticed how much his daughters sense of respect and discipline spread to their attitudes outside the dojo, and he wants to pass the same qualities to other children. It might seem funny to have a child learn karate techniques at this young age, Hamner said. But by the time they re 16 or 18 years old, they re doing things not because they remember to do it but because their body knows to do it. They ll be doing stances and katas they don t even remember learning, and they ll do it without thinking. It will be ingrained in their body and their way of life. Culture, I think, is the same way. They will make the right decisions and do the right thing always. Hamner says his love for karate borders on obsession, but his dreams of teaching are rooted in his humble ideals the same ideals passed to him through Okinawan karate, the same ideals that unlocked something inside him, the same ideals he will seek to share with others, ever so humbly.

13 Kadena girls defeat Seoul American in Far East championship Lance Cpl. David Rogers KADENA AIR BASE Kadena High School beat out Seoul American High School s varsity girls basketball team to become the 2008 Far East AA Girls Basketball Tournament champions at Kadena High School Feb. 23. Seoul s boy s team had defeated Kadena s boy s team earlier the same day at Seoul American High School, Republic of Korea at the 2008 Far East AA Boys Basketball Tournament championship game. With news of their classmates defeat, the Kadena girls were looking for payback. Kadena took a small lead from the start, ending the first quarter They held the lead and finished the first half During the game s second half, both teams stepped up their game, often resulting in collisions both on and off the ground in attempts to impede opponent s momentum and strip the ball from enemy hands. It s not intentional, said Jesse Smith, assistant coach for Seoul. It s not anything bad. It s just that they re all determined to win. It s part of basketball. Kadena lost one of their best players, Brooke Hudson, a guard with the team, who was forced to sit out most of the third quarter due to numerous fouls and could not return until the last five minutes of the game. Late in the game, Seoul kept okinawa marine SPORTS february 29, finding their way to the foul line. The home crowd relentlessly taunted Seoul shooters at the stripe, but Seoul continued to capitalize on the foul shots throughout the fourth quarter to stay in the game. Kadena fought their way back, tying the game at with 6:10 left in the fourth. The teams tied the game again with 5 minutes left. Kadena allowed one final tie, with four minutes left in the game. From there, Kadena took hold of a short lead maintaining it until the game s end. At the end, they got a couple good steals, Smith said about Kadena, and that made a big difference for them. They changed the momentum. And that s part of the game. The championship game was the only time Kadena felt threatened with the possibility of losing. The taller height of Seoul s players put Kadena s players at a significant disadvantage. Ken Hudson, Kadena s head coach, trained his players prior to the tournament in anticipation of the difficult game. We had our girls working out with bigger people last week to learn how to get in front of them and not let them get the ball, Hudson said. Big people are going to do what big people do, and you re not going to shut them out. And we didn t shut them out, but we did a good enough job just keeping them from killing us in the game. Lance Cpl. Richard Blumenstein CAMP SCHWAB Mil United won the Camp Schwab Open 6-on-6 Shootout Soccer Tournament undefeated after defeating FC Corona 2-1 Feb. 24 during the final game. During the first few minutes of the final game, Mil United took an early lead after midfielder Mike Muller worked the ball down the field and scored a goal. Shortly after Muller s goal, Mil United midfielder Youssouf Ouattara followed suit, bringing the game to 2-0. FC Corona midfielder Eric Isley scored the last goal of the game at the end of the first half, Seoul American varsity guard Elizabeth Gleaves shoots over a Kadena player during the 2008 Far East AA Girls Basketball Tournament championship game Feb. 23. Kadena, who won 59-53, was looking for payback after Seoul s boys team beat Kadena earlier the same day. Photo by Lance Cpl. David Rogers Mil United undefeated in Schwab soccer tournament Mil United goalie Alex Johnson goes for the ball while teammate Wilson Rodriguez cuts off FC Corona s Victor Aguayo Feb. 24 during the final game of the Camp Schwab Open 6-on-6 Shootout Soccer Tournament. Mil United won the tournament undefeated after beating FC Corona 2-1 in the final game. Photo by Lance Cpl. Richard Blumenstein bringing the score to 2-1. In the second half of the match, both teams seamed to turn up their intensity, but neither team could put another ball in the net. We had them on their heels the whole game, but the ball wouldn t cooperate, said FC Corona Forward Victor Aguayo. There s nothing we could have done better. However, Mil United did not have an easy time claiming an undefeated victory in the 2-day soccer tournament, according to Mil United coach Wilson Rodriguez. Mil United went head-tohead in overtime shootouts with Burn Permit and Crown Royale in their first two matches. Every team played us hard, Rodriguez said. After beating each team by one goal, Mil United faced-off against FC Corona, who took second place in the tournament. Earlier in the tournament, Crown Royal, the third place finishers, shut out FC Corona with a 1-0 victory. FC Corona then battled their way out of the losers bracket by dominating Burn Permit and 3rd MED with two-point wins, and crushing Crown Royale in their second meeting with a 5-0 victory. At the end of the tournament, 1st though 3rd place finishers each received individual and team trophies.

14 18 okinawa marine MARKETPLACE feruary 29, 2008 in theaters FEB. 29 March 6 Movie schedule is subject to change without notice. Call in advance to confirm show times. For a complete listing, visit Kadena Friday Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (PG), 6 p.m.; One Missed Call (PG13), 9 p.m. saturday Jumper (PG13), noon and 3 p.m.; One Missed Call (PG13), 6 p.m.; Fool s Gold (PG13), 9 p.m. sunday Jumper (PG13), 1 and 4 p.m.; One Missed Call (PG13), 7 p.m. monday Jumper (PG13), 7 p.m. tuesday One Missed Call (PG13), 7 p.m. wednesday Fool s Gold (PG13), 7 p.m. thursday Fool s Gold (PG13), 7 p.m. Futenma Friday National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG), 6:30 p.m. Saturday Vantage Point (PG13), 4 and 7 p.m. sunday Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (R), 4 p.m.; P.S. I love You (PG13), 7 p.m. monday Fool s Gold (PG13), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Closed wednesday & Thursday Closed Kinser Friday Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (PG), 3 p.m.; One Missed Call (PG13), 6:30 p.m. Saturday Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG), 3 p.m.; One Missed Call (PG13), 6:30 p.m. sunday Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (PG), 3 p.m.; Cloverfield (PG13), 6:30 p.m. monday & Tuesday Closed wednesday Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG), 3 p.m.; Vantage Point (PG13), 6:30 p.m. foster Friday Jumper (PG13), 7 p.m.; Untraceable (R), 10 p.m. saturday Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (PG), 1 p.m.; Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG), 4 p.m.; Untraceable (R), 7 p.m.; Charlie Wilson s War (R), 10 p.m. sunday Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG), 1 p.m.; Vantage Point (PG13), 4 p.m.; Untraceable (R), 7 p.m. monday Charlie Wilson s War (R), 7 p.m. tuesday One Missed Call (PG13), 7 p.m. wednesday One Missed Call (PG13), 7 p.m. thursday Charlie Wilson s War (R), 7 p.m. Schwab Friday P.S. I Love You (PG13), 7 p.m. Saturday Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (R), 7 p.m. sunday National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG), 7 p.m. monday Vantage Point (PG13), 7 p.m. tuesday Jumper (PG13), 7 p.m. wednesday & thursday Closed courtney Friday Vantage Point (PG13), 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG), 2 p.m.; Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (R), 7 p.m. sunday Fool s Gold (PG13), 7 p.m. monday P.S. I Love You (PG13), 7 p.m. tuesday Closed wednesday Jumper (PG13), 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Single Marine Program Office at All bus pick-up points will be at Semper Fit gyms or the Foster Fieldhouse. Camp Foster /7487 Catholic: Mon.-Fri., 11:45 a.m. Sat., 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. Christian Science: Sun., 11 a.m., Bldg. 442 Eastern Orthodox: Sun., 9:30 a.m. Gospel: Sun., 11:30 a.m. Hindu: Sun., 3:30 p.m., Bldg. 455 Jewish: Fri., traditional, 5:45 p.m.; informal (first and third Friday), 6:30 p.m. Latter-day Saints: Sun., 2 p.m., Bldg. 455 Muslim: Friday prayer at 12:45 p.m. Protestant: Sun., 8:30 a.m. Camp Kinser Catholic: Sun., 11 a.m. Gospel: Sun., 8 a.m. Protestant: Sun., 9:30 a.m. Camp Hansen Catholic: Sun., 10 a.m., East Chapel Protestant: Sun., 11 a.m., West Chapel MCAS Futenma Catholic: Sun., noon Contemporary: Sun., 9 a.m. Camp Schwab /2866 Catholic: Sun., 5:30 p.m. Protestant: Sun., 11 a.m. Camp McTureous Gospel: Sun., 12:30 p.m. Lutheran: Sun., 9:30 a.m. single marine program events March 6 NORTHERN CAMPS DISCOVER SCUBA Learn some dive basics in this free, 4-hour scuba class, which includes instructional video, signaling techniques and a trial dive in a pool. Class is at Camp Hansen 25-meter pool at 5:30 p.m. Bus Departures: Camp Courtney, 4 p.m.; Camp Schwab, 5 p.m. march 7 SOUTHERN CAMPS discover golf Free class at Awase Golf Course gives aspiring golfers skills and knowledge of the game, including how to set up a tee time, cart and club rental, club types, swing techniques and putting styles. Bus Departures: Camp Kinser, 7:30 a.m.; MCAS Futenma, 8 a.m.; Camp Foster, 8:30 a.m. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES The Marine Thrift Shop on Camp Foster requires two volunteers from each camp every week. Kinser Elementary School needs student mentors Friday mornings. Futenma Marines can volunteer the fourth Friday of each month at the Ai No Mura Nursing Home. Contact your SMP representative for more information. chapel schedule Camp Courtney Catholic: Sun., 8 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Protestant: Sun., 9:30 a.m. Angelican, Episcopal: Sun., 6:30 p.m. Camp Lester Catholic: Sun., 8 a.m., Lester Chapel Protestant: Sun., 9 a.m., Hospital Chapel Sun., 10 a.m., Lester Chapel Tues., noon, Holy Eucharist, Hospital Chapel Kadena Air Base Catholic: Sun., 8:30 a.m., Mass, Chapel 1 Sun., 11:30 a.m., Reconciliation, Chapel 1 Sun., 12:30 p.m., Mass, Chapel 1 Sun., 5 p.m., Mass, Chapel 1 Sun., 10:30 a.m., CCD, Amelia Earhart School Daily Mass, Mon.-Thurs., noon, Chapel 2 Protestant: Sun., Contemporary, 10:30 a.m., Chapel 1 Sun., Project 196 (Contemporary), 7:06 p.m., Chapel 1 Sun., 8:30 a.m., Inspirational, Chapel 2 Sun., 10:30 a.m., Traditional, Chapel 2 Sun., 10:30 a.m., Gospel, Chapel 3 Sunday School, 8:45 a.m., Bldg. 856 Wiccan/Pagan Women s service, Thurs., 6:30 p.m., Chapel 2 Open circle service, Fri., 7 p.m., Chapel 1 Wiccan/Pagan service, Sat., 6:30 p.m., Religious Education Center, Bldg. 856 thursday Closed hansen Friday Fool s Gold (PG13), 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday One Missed Call (PG13), 6 p.m.; Alien Vs. Predator Requiem (R), 9 p.m. sunday First Sunday (PG13), 2 p.m.; One Missed Call (PG13), 5:30 p.m. monday Untraceable (R), 7 p.m. tuesday Vantage Point (R), 7 p.m. wednesday First Sunday (PG13), 7 p.m. thursday Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (R), 7 p.m. thursday Closed uso movie nights The USO hosts movie nights at the locations below. 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