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Serving the U.S. Army Japan community October 7, 2010 VOL. 38, NO. 39
Serving the U.S. Army Japan community
October 7, 2010
VOL. 38, NO. 39
October 7, 2010 VOL. 38, NO. 39 Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara Camp Zama’s Fire and
October 7, 2010 VOL. 38, NO. 39 Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara Camp Zama’s Fire and

Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara

Camp Zama’s Fire and Emergency Services’ mascot “Sparky” the Fire Dog greets a trio of children Sunday in front of the Post Exchange during the kickoff for Fire Pre- vention Week 2010. Various activities related to fire safety and prevention are scheduled at locations on Camp Zama and Sagamihara Housing Area during the week.

Fire Prevention week kicks off at Zama

By Tetsuo Nakahara

Torii Staff

This year’s Fire Prevention Week kicked off Sunday with a fire truck showcase and a parade at Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area. More than 20 firefighters, along with representatives from Camp Zama’s Fire and Emergency Services and their mascot “Sparky” the Fire Dog, met with community members to spread the word and raise aware- ness about fire safety and prevention. Signs proclaiming this year’s theme, “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With,” can be seen on the installations

during the week to promote the campaign. Various activities are scheduled at Camp Zama and SFHA throughout the whole week, such as evacuation drills, a fire extinguisher demonstration and fire safety activities in schools. “We’re a small installation but it doesn’t matter – fires can happen anywhere,” said William Moore, fire chief for U.S. Army Garrison – Japan’s Directorate of Emer- gency Services. “But I’m happy to say that Camp Zama has a very good fire record. That’s due to people working and living on Camp Zama and SHA. The focus is to make [our community] a safer place to work and play.”

Smoke alarms are installed in each gov- ernment housing unit on USAG-J installa- tions. It is important to test smoke alarms at least once per month to ensure they are in good working condition, said Moore. To do so, push the test button and hold it for a few seconds. After releasing the button, it will beep for a few seconds and then reset automatically. If there is any failure, residents should call to have the alarms replaced immediately, said Moore. “We actually promote fire prevention throughout the year, not just this one week,” said Moore. “You have to promote fire prevention all year round in order to have a safe environment.”

Community children gathered at the Post Exchange parking lot to get a glimpse of both a fire crew and Sparky. Children received fire hats, safety goods and other items. “I try to keep matches and lighters away from my daughter,” said Hilary Kouzu, a community member. “At the stove in the kitchen, I put a child safety lock on after I cook so she can’t open it. I also work at [Child and Youth Services], and each room has all these [potential] hazards, but the fire department comes to check them regularly. It’s very well maintained.” For more information on Fire Prevention Week, call the Fire Prevention Office at 263-3360, 263-4622 or 263-3356.

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Zama Briefs

Zama Briefs

Similac recall

Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand powder in- fant formulas following an internal quality

review that detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle

in the product produced in one production

area in a single manufacturing facility. The U.S. Food and Drug Administra- tion has determined that while the formula containing these beetles poses no immediate

health risk, there is a possibility that infants who consume formula containing the beetles


their larvae could experience symptoms


gastrointestinal discomfort and refusal to

eat as a result of small insect parts irritating the GI tract. If these symptoms persist for more than

a few days, contact U.S. Army Medical Activity – Japan at 263-4127. For further information on this recall, visit http://simi-

The recall of these powder infant for- mulas includes:

Certain Similac powderproduct lines offered in plastic containers Certain Similac powder product lines offered in eight-, 12.4- and 12.9- ounce cans To immediately find out if the product

in your possession is included in this re- call, visit and type in the lot number to determine

if it is affected, or call (800) 986-8850. If

the item is affected by the recall, return it

to the point of purchase. Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact USAMEDDAC-Japan at 263-4127 or 263-5050.

Housing Reminders

Lawn Mowing/Leaf Raking:The commander and command sergeant major of U.S. Army Garrison – Japan would like to remind family housing residents that they are responsible for the proper care and maintenance of the yards surrounding their dwelling units. Residents are responsible to maintain up to 50 feet in every direction. In addition, residents are to rake their lawns after mowing and are to remove all dead foliage. For more information, please refer to the Family Housing Handbook that was issued to each family upon being assigned a dwelling unit.

Christmas Mailing Deadline

Space-Available Mail: Nov. 29; Priority Mail: Dec. 6; Letter/First-Class Mail: Dec. 6; Express Mail: Dec. 13

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program

Sexual assault is a criminal offense that has no place in the Army. Every Soldier who is aware of a sexual assault should report it immediately It is punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and other federal and local civilian laws. USAG-J Camp Zama Sexual Assault Hotline:

882# or 090-9395-8909 (24/7 response). USAG-JTorii Station: 090-6861-8042 (24/7 response). Army SexualAssault Prevention and Response Program website: http://www.

The coast is clean Photo by Anastasia Moreno TORII STATION, Okinawa – More than 40

The coast is clean

Photo by Anastasia Moreno

TORII STATION, Okinawa – More than 40 volunteers from the U.S. Army’s 835th Transportation Battalion and 10th Support Group, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force’s Okinawa Sub-Camp Noncommissioned Officer Association, and the Save Our Ocean organization gathered Sept. 25 at Senaga Island, south of Naha Airport, to clean a nearby beach. The volunteers picked up and separated trash items into categories such as burnables, plastic bottles and cans.

‘No Heating, No Cooling’ season to begin

Directorate of Public Works

Special to the Torii

The Directorate of Public Works is pre- paring to transition the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems from cooling to heating. This requires coordination and extensive preparation in order to effectively support the mission and quality of life of the community. DPW will initiate the transition process by implementing an initial intermittent cooling phase by Oct. 15 that will consist of air-conditioning service throughout U.S. Army Japan as long as the outside heat index is 78 degrees during the day. During the evening hours, cooling will continue for family housing if the temperature is at or above 74 degrees. When the temperature remains constant below the mentioned criteria temperatures for a period of five days, DPW will turn off air-conditioning systems to buildings and initiate this year’s “No Heating, No Cooling” season. This is also expected to happen by Oct. 15. During this time, most buildings will not have air conditioning or heating, therefore energy consumption will be reduced. Fa- cility and building managers must ensure that occupants maximize the use of natural ventilation by opening windows and com- mon-area entrances. The priority of HVAC service will be provided to those facilities

without natural ventilation capability such as schools, the BG Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic, the Post Exchange, and the Camp Zama Community Club. By implementing the No Heating, No Cooling initiative twice a year, the installation incurs a cost avoidance of ap- proximately 10 percent to 20 percent on its annual energy bill. This initiative is one of many operational initiatives implemented to ensure USARJ energy intensity reduction goals are achieved. The downtime allows the DPW Opera- tions and Maintenance Division to perform the necessary preventive maintenance, checks and services required on HVAC systems throughout the installation. During the next four weeks, DPW will be performing its required winter start-up maintenance. This effort provides the op- portunity to prepare and ensure that the overall heating system, ventilation units and related equipment are in the optimum operating condition before turning them on. This is also the time to ensure everything is working properly. Although autumn has arrived and tem- peratures continue to lower, U.S. Army Garrison – Japan has established guidelines for the transition and activation of the heating systems in facilities in Command Policy No. 24. Depending on the weather, the expected start date for initial intermittent heating

activation is scheduled to be either the end of October of the beginning of November. Once a five-day maximum temperature of

68 degrees or lower is recorded between

the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., DPW will begin activating the heating systems on all facilities. Nighttime heating is applicable to quar- ters and will begin when the five-day maxi- mum temperature is 55 degrees or below between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Heating season temperatures in occupied

facilities will be maintained in the range of

72 degrees during normal working hours.

Heating setback temperatures during unoc- cupied times will be set in the range of 55 degrees. Temperatures in warehouses and similar active working spaces will be set in the range of 60 degrees when occupied, and 45 degrees during unoccupied periods. Ware- houses will not be heated if they are usually devoid of human activity and if freezing and condensation are not issues. The current plan is for all air conditioning to be off by Friday and all heating systems to be operational during the first week of No- vember. Once the activation phase starts, it will take approximately 30 days to complete. The community is encouraged to maximize natural ventilation and dress adequately and appropriately during this period. For more information, call the DPW O&M Division at 263-4613 or 263-4274.



October 7, 2010


Arnn youth learn road safety at bike fair

By Dustin Perry

Torii Editor

A bicycle safety fair was held Friday

at Arnn Elementary School, during which children were given hands-on training and demonstrations by certified personnel in order to promote safe riding habits both on and off military installations. “The goal of the training was to teach the children and provide them with problem- solving skills in regard to everyday roadway hazards, and also to teach them incorrect and unsafe behavior to avoid,” said Chieko Kajigaya, the Safety Inspection Program administrator for the U.S. Army Garrison – Japan Safety Office. Other organizations that participated in the training included officers from the Sagamihara South Police Department and representatives from the Kyoto-based Sa-

gawa Express Co., a transportation company that also provides trainers who regularly assist with community safety initiatives such as the safety fair.

A large Sagawa transport truck was

parked in the lot behind Arnn with several large, geometric pieces of red vinyl placed on the pavement in front of the truck and to its sides. After instructing the children to sit in the red areas, Chikayuki Sato, the chief of safety for Sagawa, informed

them they were in blind spots where the driver of the truck could not see them, and vice versa. This portion of the safety fair helped to demonstrate the importance of pedestrians remaining visible to motorists,

said Kajigaya. “It is not rare to see large vehicles on a military installation – school buses, trucks, trailers – so what we taught [the children] today is if they see those hazards, they should remain a safe distance away from them,” said Kajigaya.

“I learned a lot of things, like be care-

said Kajigaya. “I learned a lot of things, like be care- Photo by Dustin Perry Children

Photo by Dustin Perry

Children learn how to properly pass a truck parked on the side of the street while riding their bicycles during a safety class Friday at Arnn Elementary School. Representatives from U.S. Army Garrison – Japan Safety Office, the Sagamihara South Police Department and Sagawa Express Co. conducted the class to promote bicycle safety on and off the installation.

ful on your bike and ride on the [correct] side when you’re on a bike,” said Kayesha McNeill, 8. “It’s good to learn these rules because you might get hit by a car one day because you’re not following the rules.” A bicycle simulator was on site, which allowed children to take a virtual street- side riding tour on a stationary machine while watching a TV screen that projected

a computer-generated landscape. SSPD

traffic officers gave the children tips on how

to safely navigate sidewalks and roadways

while keeping an eye out for motorists.

“The bike simulator was like a video game, and I felt cool riding it,” said Ethan Murakami, 7. “It taught me that it’s im- portant to be safe with your bike so you don’t get run over and have to go to the hospital.” Some of the most common bicycle-relat- ed traffic mishaps include entering a road- way without looking both ways, running a red light or stop sign, and swerving from the sidewalk to the road without checking for vehicles in the rear, said Kajigaya. “Once [bicycle riders] get off base, they

have to follow Japanese traffic rules,” said Kajigaya. “In Japan a bicycle is regarded as a vehicle, so they have to follow Japanese traffic regulations just like cars.” The training was beneficial for the children because the things they learned can be taken with them wherever they go, added Kajigaya. “I believe, by taking this training today, these children can save their lives. Those experiences are really good in regard to helping them learn, and they can use those skills in their day-to-day lives.”

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

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

Community Calendar

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UpcomingOngoing Events

ZAHS Homecoming Parade, Oct. 29

Zama American High School’s homecoming parade is scheduled to be held Oct. 29 beginning at 3 p.m.

Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon, Oct. 19

Date: Oct. 19, Tuesday, Time: 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Place: Camp Zama Community Club, Left wing ball room Guest speaker: Dr. Rita Moreck Cost: Free to attend and Lunch is Pay as you go For more informatin, call at 263-5050

Camp Zama Slam Fest IV, Oct. 23

Date: Oct. 23, Saturday, Time: Door opens at 3 p.m. Place: Yano Fitness Center Ticket can be picked up at Yano Fitness Center. Ticket will be available to : SOFA personnel on Oct. 3, JGSDF, Army MLC/IHA/MC personnel on Oct. 10, All other categories beginning Oct. 17 while supplies last. Two tickets per ID card holder.

Stop-N-Swap by Red Cross

The American Red Cross invites you to participate in a children’s clothing swap. If you have gently used clothing, sizes Newborn to 4T come on out. It’s also great time to swap Halloween costumes. Date: Oct. 7, Time: 10 a.m. Location: ACS community room. Pre-registration is required. Call 263-3166 for details.

Post-Combat Stress Support

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

CLEP and DANTES Testing

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

Reminder: Portable Basketball Goals

The commander and command sergeant major of U.S. Army Garrison – Japan would like to remind all housing residents that portable basketball goals are to be erected for immediate use only, and are to be removed and stored immediately after use. Basketball goals are not permitted to be erected in parking lots or on streets. They should also not be set up in a manner where players will be running and shooting from the street. For identification purposes, all basketball goals are to be labeled with the sponsor’s name and dwelling unit number. Unlabeled basketball goals left in common areas may be confiscated and disposed of. Residents are also reminded to always be courteous of their neighbors and that quiet hours from 10:30 p.m. to 9 a.m. are to be observed. Parents are also reminded to appropriately supervise their children and that any damages to vehicles or other property will be their responsibility.

Foreign Born Spouse Support Group

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

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Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Oc- tober Fest in Yokohama, Oct. 1-17

One of the greatest festivals in the Kanto Plain “Kawagoe Matsuri” in Kawagoe City, Saitama Pref., Oct. 16-17

This festival has been performed over 350 years. More than 1,000 people will pull 17 floats throughout town, with a spectacular display of rivalry as floats pass one another, while playing music. When one float comes across another float, they should at each other and play their music louder. Kawagoe city is also known for their traditional Edo-style storefronts or “kurazukuri” which are even older than the festival itself.

The Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic China @Yokohama China Town, Oct. 10

1230-1500: Chinese Performing Arts @ Yokohama Chuka Gakuin, 1530-1640: Parade by People dressed in traditional Chinese costumes, 1730-2000: Traditional Chinese Lion Dance Performances

Nikko Toshogu Shrine Autumn Fes- tival in Nikko City, Tochigi Pref., Oct.


Oct 16: Traditional Japanese Horseback Archery Demonstration or YabusameOct 17: Parade of 700-800 people in samurai warriors’ and traditional Japanese costumes)


Online tutoring

Round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, résumé writing and more are available at for children of ser- vicemembers and eligible Department of Defense civilians assigned here. Active-duty servicemembers, National Guard and reserve personnel on active-duty deployed status, and DoD civilians on a deployed status are eligible to participate in this program. The site is open to students of any age, from kindergarten to high school, for one-on-one help in math, science, social studies and English. To use the site, students simply choose the subject for which they need help and type in their question. To learn more, visit the Web site and click on “ for the Military.”

Zama Child Development Center: 263-4992

Friday: Closed (Training holiday)

monday: Closed (Columbus Day)

thursday: Fall Cleanup Day

oct. 15: Ice Cream Social

SHA Child Development Center: 267-6348

Friday: Wear Blue Day

tuesday: Brown Bag Discussion

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.

John O. Arnn Elementary: 267-6602

monday: No school (Columbus Day)

oct. 28: No school (Staff development day)

oct. 29: No School (Kanto Plains Educators’ Day)

nov. 4: End of First Quarter

GradeSpeed: DoDEAhas implemented GradeSpeed in all fourth- through 12th-grade

classrooms worldwide. GradeSpeed is a web-based program that enables parents to log in and view grade and attendance data for their students. GradeSpeed will be the only authorized and supported grade book used by DoDEA employees in these grades. All teachers have secure access to GradeSpeed through the use of an Internet web browser. Teachers use the grade book portion of GradeSpeed to enter assignments, grades and to maintain grade calculations. Teachers are also able to e-mail progress reports to parents through GradeSpeed. For more information, go to gradespeed.cfm or contact Brandy Bell, educational technologist, at brandy.bell@pac.

Visit the Web at for information pertaining to John O.

Arnn Elementary.

Zama American Middle School: 263-4040

Zama american middle School Parent teacher organization is scheduled to hold a board meeting Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. in the Zama Middle School Information Center. The meeting is open to all parents and any community members who are interested. The November and December meetings are scheduled to be held the second Monday of the month at the same time and location. To join the PTO or for an update of current events, visit or e-mail

Zama American High School: 263-3181

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



October 7, 2010


623rd MCT cleans neighborhood in Depot

By tetsuo nakahara

Torii Staff

Soldiers assigned to the 623rd Movement Control Team of 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion gave back to the local neighborhood surrounding Sagami General Depot thorough a community service initiative Friday. For three hours, the Soldiers swept the sidewalks and picked up garbage along a street outside a fence bordering the installation. “The main purpose of the community service today is to have a better working relationship with the community and to show the community we’re giving back,” said Spc. Robert Gondeck, assigned to the 623rd MCT. “And this is to let them know that we’re friendly and we can work together. It’s also a chance for [Soldiers] to work on our teambuilding skills.” Members were split into four teams and spread through- out different locations along the street, with brooms and trash bags in hand. The length of road along the fence spans a distance of about two miles starting from the JR Sagamihara train station. “I’ve actually never seen this part of Sagami Depot, so it’s nice to be around new locations we don’t see,” said 2nd Lt. Ashian Izadi. “The Japanese are pretty clean, so there was not much to pick up, but there are few things. We look forward to doing this more often and getting more involved and try and reach out to different parts of the community. It’s definitely an awesome experience, and I think it’s very rewarding.” Several local Sagamihara residents came to Soldiers to express their appreciation for beautifying the area as part of their duties. “It’s very important just having the Army here in Ja- pan,” said Izadi. “We are guests in this country. We are very gracious [to Japan] for hosting us and allowing us to

very gracious [to Japan] for hosting us and allowing us to Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara Capt.

Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara

Capt. Toshihide Sasaki, right, commander of the 623rd Movement Control Team, 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and other Soldiers assigned to the unit sweep the sidewalk outside a fence along Sagami General Depot Friday. Approximately 20 Soldiers participated in the community service initiative.

be here. So us coming out here and doing things for the community, I think it goes hand in hand with the Army being here in Japan.”

The 623rd MCT is scheduled to conduct community service again with students from Oyama Junior High School and Koyo Elementary School on Oct. 18.

Torii Station runs for breast cancer, domestic violence awareness

By lauren Hall

Torii Station Public Affairs

TORII STATION, Okinawa – Two hun- dred eighty-three people, ranging in ages from just 2 weeks to 61 years, participated in a 5.7-kilometer run Saturday on Torii Station to promote both National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “We did this as a fun run so nobody had to train; we didn’t keep times and there was no placing – everybody was equal,” said Missy Barber, assistant manager ofTorii Gym, who partnered with Veronica Rendon, victim advocate, and Jaimel Lee, a community support coordinator for Army Community Service, to organize the event. There were runners, walkers, strollers, scooters and bicycles all moving forward to help raise awareness for two issues that affect men, women and children throughout the world. This year, it is estimated that 207,090 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cases of invasive breast cancer. However, the disease does not only affect women; it is estimated that more than 1,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in men. “It’s about awareness here today,” said Col. Lance Koenig, commander of 10th Support Group. “Awareness of domestic violence is very important. It takes friends

of domestic violence is very important. It takes friends Photo by Chip Steitz Nearly 300 people

Photo by Chip Steitz

Nearly 300 people ran Saturday at Torii Station to promote Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness months.

and community to help people get out of a bad situation. Breast cancer touches just about everybody here. It’s especially great to see all the survivors out here today.” Breast cancer screening can help detect the disease in its earliest stages. The earlier the disease is detected, the better the chances of survival. Screening includes monthly self exams, annual clinical exams, mam- mography, genetic screening, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. There are currently more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. “We had a lot of support here today,

including survivors, family members and children of survivors,” said Barber. “We also had the entire Kadena High School cross- country team and a Girl Scout troop par- ticipating. It was great to have the younger kids come out. We were really excited to have the men come out and support their wives and significant others.” Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors, including physical, sexual and psychological attacks used to gain control or power over someone else, usually an intimate partner or child. Volunteers from organizations, including

the Airmen and Family Readiness Center, Family Advocacy, Mental Health, ACS, the Military Family Life Consultants, and Women’s Health from Kadena, were on site to help raise awareness and let people know of the services they provide. “There were no heat casualties or inju- ries, but we had volunteer medics from 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regi- ment and Torii Station PMO on hand just in case,” said Barber. “We really appreciate all the support from the participants and volunteers because they made this a very successful event.”

Classifieds & Movies

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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 non- workplace E-mail or phone numbers listed. To submit a classified ad, E-mail tetsuo. However, the Torii Newspaper reserves the right not to publish inappropriate advertisements. Deadline is no later than noon Mondays. Military community classified ads can also be placed for free on a commercial Web site at www.



Appropriated Fund (APF) and Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) job announcements and application instructions are available at For questions regarding APF vacancies, please call 263-3608. NAF MWR job announcements and required forms are also available at http:// htm. For questions regarding NAF vacancies, please call 263-5800.

Non-appropriated fund Pacific Stars & Stripes job announcements are available online at For more information, call the Job Information Center at 229-3163.

Japanese national position vacancies are posted on the Internet at Application forms are available on the same site. Selection status can also be checked. For more information, call 263-3325.

Child and Youth Program assistant (level 2-4), (CYS, Zama & SHA), CY-1/2, RFT/RPT, $9.58 - $17.09, Open Continuous

Recreation assistant (lifeguard), RD, Flex, NF-02, $9.29, Close: Open until filled

lead Child and Youth Program assistant (SHA) (CYS), RFT, CY-02, $13.14 - $17.09, Close: November 17, 2010, Open until filled

CYs services Workforce Preparation specialist, CYS, RFT, NF-03, $30,000 - $35,000, Close: Oct. 7

CYs assistant facility director, CYS, RFT, NF-03, $28,000 - $34,000, Close: Oct. 7

CYs instructional Programs specialist, CYS, NF-04, RFT, $34,500 - $37,000, Close:Oct. 11

CYs facility director, CYS, NF-04, RFT, $45,000 - $50,000, Close: Oct. 7

food service Worker (Bowling), BD, Flex, NA-02, $8.77, Close: Oct. 22

Other local positions

alliedTelesisCustomerserviceRepresentative @ Camp Zama: Requirements are: Must be 20 years old. Must have a High School Diploma. Must be a US Citizen or ResidentAlien w/ Green Card for US. Must have knowledge of Basic Computer Systems and know how to use the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel & Access). Forward Resumes to shaun_bullman@alliedtelesis. com. Position to begin first week of August for training with the store Grand Opening on 16 August 2010.

anti-Terrorism/force Protection instructors wanted. Positions are available with Firearms Academy of Hawaii, Inc. Duties include instruction of marksmanship, watch standing and tactical team movements. Position location is Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. Marksmanship

instructor experience is a must. Tactical team movement experience is desired. Qualified candidates may call Christopher at 243-6171 or send resume to

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.

PhysicalTherapist, 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 SOFAstatus applicants. Resumes may be sent to Yoshiyasu. ALL applicants shall register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at

PhysicalTherapist, 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 SOFAstatus applicants. Resumes may be sent to Yoshiyasu. ALL applicants shall register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at

Bookkeeper/ internal accountant: The West Pacific Girl Scouts is looking for a bookkeeper to maintain all financial records, produce monthly financial statements, perform other functions necessary to the position. Must be familiar with accounting procedures and principles, MS Excel and other accounting software. Full time, competitive pay with great benefits for someone with SOFA status. Please apply with a resume to or by calling Pam at 263-3597; resume may also be dropped off at the Girl Scout office in Bldng 533.

Vehicles for sale

05 Nissan fairlady Z/350Z: Dark Metallic

Grey with auburn leather seats, Nismo Body, Immaculate Condition, Custom Design, 20/19” VIP Luxury Wheels, HKS exhaust system, Drill/Slot Rotors, Power everything, New JCI, TV, NAV, Mini Disc, Keyless, 6CD, Awesome sound: $14.800 OBO, PCSing. Call 090-8517- 9568 (4)

04 Yamaha, YZf R1: Immaculate Condition,

Like New, Met Silver/Drk Grey, Limited color,

16,400km, Carbon Fiber parts, Garage kept, TOCE Extreme exhaust, Vortex racing sprocket/ gold chain, Double wind screen, Pilot Power 2CTTires, New JCI, Everything included $8,500 OBO, PCSing. Call, 090-8517-9568 (4)


Musician Program director for Handel’s Messiah : The USAG-J Garrison Chaplain’s office is looking for a qualified individual to contract for the conducting of the annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. Qualified

individuals must have conducted orchestras and choirs in a semi-professional to professional level and are in the possession of a BA or high education in the field of Music or Music Conducting. The non-personal service contract consists of 11-12 rehearsals which include amateur as well as professional choir and professional orchestra members for a one time performance of Handel’s Messiah.The contractor

is to provide:A professional orchestra with 10 –

20 players, Professional choir members to aid

amateur choir members, Professional soloists,

A pianist for all rehearsals and the performance.

POC is SSG Thompson at 263-8068. Please

apply by 1600, 10 September 2010

volunteerat 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 contactArmy Community Services at 263-8087 for details and assistance on volunteering your services.

english teachers: A small off-post home school(about 200 students) near Sagami Depot. First time teachers welcome! Classes available Mon. – Thu. 1pm to 9pm (No weekends or Fridays!) Call for details. Derek Partington English School, home 042-756-4483; cell 090-3082-4439 or E-mail: partngtn@jcom.

english teachers: Sagami Home English School is looking for Native English speakers to teach English in their homes on the weekends. Please contact Tammy DeYoung at: tad3571@

Part-time english teacher: Pay is ¥ 16,000 to work four times per month. Two Mondays from 4 – 6:10 p.m., one Tuesday from 9 – 10 p.m. and one Friday from 7 – 8 p.m. Located 15 minutes driving distance from SHA in Minami-Rinkan area. For more information, E-mail Kaz at

esl teacher: Seeking ESL teachers for two

conversational group classes. One requires travel to Tama and is very accessible by car. Meeting times are the 1st and 3rd Sat. from 10:30 a.m. – noon for one class and Sat. from 3 to 4 p.m. for the second. Pay is ¥7,500 and ¥3,000 per hour respectively. Call 090-549-6725 or e-mail

instructor: Arts and Crafts Center seeks instructors to teach sewing, water color painting, washi paper craft and/or acrylic paint arts. Also looking for contracted framer who has at least three years experience in framing production. For more information, call Nodera-san at 263-



ZaCsa’s 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 Saturday’s 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.

PCSing? I recently arrived and would love to have your flowers (potted or planted) for my quarters. Email me

Keyboardist, drummer wanted: (B3 organ/ piano). Zama-based rock band looking for mature musicians to play rock, blues, and country. Equipment and gig availability required. For more information, call Ron at 263-8277.

Rising Sun Lodge 151, F&AM. Stated Meeting 1stThursday of every month at the Masonic Bldg, Sagami Depot. For more information contact:; website: risingsunlodge151. com; or call Dave 080-3467-7881.


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

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i . a r m y . m i l TORII October 7, 2010 7 Photos

Photos by Dustin Perry

Participants in the 21st annual East Japan International Ekiden relay, held Sunday at Sagami General Depot, run to complete their portion of the race. This year’s event was the largest ever, attracting more than 10,000 runners and 5,000 family members.

Run together, win together

21st annual Ekiden relay attracts record crowd

By dustin Perry

Torii Editor

A record number of runners and specta- tors met Sunday at Sagami General Depot

for the 21st annual East Japan International Ekiden relay race. The immaculate weather on the day of the race, coupled with the friendly atmosphere among the more than 10,000 runners, made

it one of the installation’s most successful

events bilateral events, said the director of commercial sponsorship for Camp Zama’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation. “Everybody seemed to welcome the opportunity to run with members of the Japanese community,” said Bob McKeta. “There was a lot of interaction, and it really enhanced Zama’s community relations.” After thousands had already made their

way onto the installation – and as hundreds more continued to pour in – Jane Kup- kowski, Camp Zama’s fitness coordinator, led the massive crowd in a warm-up session set to vibrant music. After an opening ceremony that featured

a color guard made up of Junior Reserve

Officer Training Corps cadets from Zama American High School, the first-leg runners of the ekiden took their mark. Because the ekiden is a relay race, comprised of four runners per team, only

a quarter of the participants originated their leg of the competition from the start line. The other 7,800 runners then had to rush to the transfer point and await their turn.

then had to rush to the transfer point and await their turn. Arunner passes a tasuki

Arunner passes a tasuki sash to her team- mate to begin the next leg of the race.

Each ekiden team shares a single tasuki, a colored cloth sash that is worn around the shoulders when running. As each runner completes their portion of the course, the next teammate in line waits to receive the sash and continues the race. There were varying distance require- ments depending on the six gender- and age-specific divisions, and this year’s ekiden featured at least one team that repeated their first-place victory from the 2009 event. The team known as “Restart Ryo” once again won theWomen’s Open division with a time of 56 minutes, 52 seconds for their combined 14-kilometer course. Team members Ryo Kawahara,Atsuko and Eri Matsumura, and Fusai Narita all said they were excited to be a part of the event. “This was my first time taking part in this run with this team,” said Matsumura. “This was a very big event with a lot of great runners, so I was very surprised but happy to have won.” “I had a hard time staying in first place

during my leg of the run because I was so tired, but I had a lot of fun participating in this year’s ekiden,” added Atsuko. Atomiclub B, one of many teams rac- ing under the moniker, was the winner in the Men’s Open division. Takeshi Tagen, Reo Takashiba, Takaaki Mukai and Shogo Suzuki completed their combined 25- kilometer course with a time of 1 hour, 22 minutes, 28 seconds. “It was a long distance and I’m very tired, but I’m very happy to have won,” said Tagen. “This was a very lively event,” added Su- zuki. “Some of theAmerican teams cheered for us and made us feel welcome.” Winners in the Men’s and Women’s Sta- tus of Forces Agreement divisions were the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and Striders 1, with finish times of 1:48:02 and 1:16: 59, respectively. In the Masters division, which featured runners all ages 40 and above, Atomiclub F won in the men’s division with a time of 1:08:13, while Atomiclub V claimed the women’s division title with a time of


The first ekiden race was sponsored by the Yomiuri Shimbun and was held in 1917. The 508-kilometer event was run over the course of three days between Kyoto and Tokyo. “I think people will come back after having a good experience,” said McKeta. “Even if you’re not going to run, you can still enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.”

Your Weekly Dose

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 throughWednesday 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 emer- gency number which activates the MPs, our ambulance, EMTs and translators. If you have

a life-threatening medical emergency, call “911”


post or “119” off post. If you are feeling sick


have an injury that does not meet the criteria

for life, limb or eyesight, call the clinic at 263- 4127 and push option 1 for triage nurse or 24/7 medical advice. Our provider on call will advise

you on what options are available.

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs
Sports Briefs
Sports Briefs

SHA Loop Run

The sixth annual, two-mile SHA Loop Run is scheduled to be held 9 a.m. on Oct. 30 at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area, starting behind the swimming pool. There will be no

fee for this event. Register at the Yano Fitness Center issue counter by 5 p.m. on Oct. 25. There will be no registration on the day of the race. The packet pick-up will be from 8 to 8:30 a.m.

by the Narita bus stop. Commander’s Cup points

will be awarded for this event. Awards will be presented to the top two men and women per age category (18 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50

to 59 and 60-plus years). Runners are encour-

aged to run in Halloween costumes. First- and

second-place awards will presented to the best costumes. For more information, call 263-4664

or 263-7980.

Free Fitness Classes

A variety of free fitness classes are offered at

Yano Fitness Center:

super Circuit Class: Monday and Wednesday, noon to 12:30 p.m. Friday, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Unit PT Training: Tuesday, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.

(Call fitness coordinator at 263-5656 four weeks

in advance to reserve time slot and program

request.) Pilates: Tuesday, beginning at 9 a.m. High intensity and CoreTraining: Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. TBC Yoga: Friday, beginning at noon. Personal Training/Consultations: Limited days and times, by appointment only. For more information or to make an appointment, call 263-4664 or 263-5656.

Sports photos wanted

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Travel & CulTure

8 October 7, 2010


Nature walking in Yatoyama Park
Nature walking in Yatoyama Park

Photos by Tetsuo Nakahara

The pond at Yatoyama Park is beloved by bird watchers for its large variety of aviary wildlife. Yatoyama Park is located a half-mile away from Camp Zama.

By Tetsuo Nakahara

Torii Staff

T here are several ideal locales for nature lovers in Kanagawa, such as hiking the mountain ranges in Oyama or Hakone. However, for those who don’t want to drive long distances in heavy traffic – or get lost on the

way – nearby Yatoyama Park is a great place to experience the outdoors. Yatoyama Park is located just a half-mile away from Camp Zama and is known as one of the most beautiful parks in Zama City. The area is known for its picturesque nature and pristine forestry. The park has an 80-acre wildlife preserve with a wide variety of animal life. It can take between 30 minutes and an hour to walk through the area, depending on the route.

an hour to walk through the area, depending on the route. Red spider lilies can be

Red spider lilies can be seen in the park during autumn.

Red spider lilies can be seen in the park during autumn. A duck swims in the

A duck swims in the pond at Yatoyama Park.

Next to the parking lot, there is a park center where visitors can pick up a map of the grounds. There are dirt and gravel trails that lead to the forest, and a map on the trail directs travelers in the right direction. Avariety of birds can be seen at the park, especially near the pond, which attracts several aviary enthusiasts. A dirt path and wooden walkway leads toYatoyama’s beau- tiful, untouched forest. It is ideal for walking and jogging. Many Japanese use the park to exercise or walk their dogs in the evening. The park is well maintained, and the park center is always open for visitors. There are also fields and picnic areas with tables and chairs, making it an ideal spot for families to go on a beautiful autumn weekend. Park regulations are straightfor- ward and simple: Visitors cannot remove any flora or fauna from the park, and cannot leave garbage or other items. Free parking is available in four locations around the park and is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from October through March, and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April through September. How to get there: From Gate 1, take a left and then a right to go up the hill toward NavalAir FacilityAtsugi.At the traffic light, take a right toward Zama City Hall. Take another right at the first traffic light, and a parking lot can be seen on the left.

the first traffic light, and a parking lot can be seen on the left. A bamboo

A bamboo stalk arcs upward in the forest at the park.