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Marine & Family Programs
Personal & Professional Development
~ Resources
~ Education & Career Services
Behavioral Health
~ Community Counseling ~ Family Advocacy ~ Substance Abuse
Exceptional Family Member Program
Marine Corps Family Team Building
November 2014
Visit us on-line at:
www.mccsokinawa.com
www.facebook.com/mccsokinawa.mfpr
Marine & Family Programs Branch
Feature of the Month: Learning Counts
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Special Events: Okinawan Cultural Event
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Family Programs and Resources
Information, Readiness & Referral
Cultural Programs
Relocation Services
Financial Management
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Transition Assistance Management Program
Veterans Affairs
Retired Activities Office
TRS (Transition Readiness Seminar)
Pre Retirement
Employment Assistance
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Behavioral Health-Family Advocacy
Stress/Anger Management Classes
Start/Stop Groups
Married & Loving It! Couple’s Communication Class
New Parent Support Program
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Behavioral Health-Community Counseling Center
Healthy Thinking Group
Women’s Healing and Empowerment
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Project FOCUS
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Behavioral Health-Substance Abuse
Screening Assessment
Continuing Care Group
Outreach and Education for Military Commands
Prime For Life 4.5 Workshop
NavyMORE (My Ongoing Recovery Experience)
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Education & Career Services
Education Center Information
Library Information
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Exceptional Family Member Program
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Marine Corps Family Team Building
Readiness and Deployment Support
Japanese Spouses’ Orientation (JSO)
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LifeSkills Learning Series
Premarital Workshop
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Feature of the Month
Director
Managing Editor
Writer/Editor
Terry Burmester
Joe Cassidy
Stephanie Iraheta
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November Special Event
Okinawan Cultural Event
29 November 2014
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Camp Foster Community Center
Please come out and enjoy an afternoon of traditional Okinawan culture
at our annual Okinawan Cultural Event. Performances will include Karate
demonstrations and traditional Okinawan dance and music. This event is
FREE and open to the general public, but ALL attendees must register to
attend. Event registration begins on 1 November and runs through 26
November. Please call Camp Foster Marine & Family Programs at 6452104/2106 to register.
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Information, Readiness & Referral
Marine and Family Training Specialists are available to provide individualized
one-on-one assistance to assist with individual readiness and personal
development. For more information please contact your nearest Marine &
Family Resource facility or email [email protected]
Marine and Family Training Specialists are also available to facilitate/
coordinate unit and group training to include Personal Finance, Language and
Culture, Transition, Relocation and Individual Effectiveness workshops.
For all Navy/Marine Corps Bases:
Dave Randle / 645-7494
Rose Barros / 645-7494
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Darnell Lollis / 645-4027
Mari Sheffield / 637-2509
Jasmine Sanz / 623-3027
David Giorgianni / 625-2622
To find out more or to submit a request for support, please email
[email protected] with your request.
Information and Referral Resource News
Visit us at http://www.mccsokinawa.com/resourcenews
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Cultural Relations Program
Basic Japanese Language Class Part 1
This is the first part of a basic class for adult learners wanting to develop or
brush up on this Japanese language skills.
12-14 NOVEMBER,
17-20 NOVEMBER,
WED- FRI,
1200-1330,
MON-THUR, 1130-1300,
KINSER MF-R
FOSTER MF-R
Survival Japanese Language Writing Class
Learn to write basic Japanese used on everyday signs/ items that are written in
Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji styles.
21 & 24 NOVEMBER, FRI/MON,
1130-1300,
FOSTER MF-R
Survival Japanese Language Class
Learn basic Japanese phrases and pronunciation.
03 NOVEMBER,
10 NOVEMBER,
MONDAY,
MONDAY,
1130-1230,
1130-1230,
SCHWAB MF-R
FUTENMA ED. CTR.
Community Relations Projects (COMREL) may be arranged for your unit or
organization by MF-R staff. Our Cultural Relations Specialist is available to
make the arrangements for the service activity and accompany your group to
the COMREL.
Translation Assistance is available on a limited, unofficial basis. Our Cultural Specialists can provide limited assistance with interpreting and clarifying
Japanese documents and in communicating with Japanese agencies.
Cultural Information & Referral is provided for individuals looking for information, driving directions, resources and other local information. Call or visit
the Foster MF-R for individual assistance. For more information, please contact 645-3127.
To sign-up or register for any of the cultural classes, call any of the Marine &
Family Resource offices listed on page 23 or visit the Marine & Family
Webpage at http://www.mccsokinawa.com/culturalawareness/
to electronically register for workshops.
Sign-Up Today
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Foster Grocery Store Tour
Take a guided tour to a local food store and discover traditional dietary choices
and typical Japanese ingredients. Please bring your own vehicle for transportation.
06 NOVEMBER, THURSDAY, 0900-1100,
FOSTER COMMISSARY
Naha Field Trip
Meet at Foster Marine & Family - Resources office and visit a local stationary
store in Naha, visit Chinese Garden. Please bring your own vehicle for transportation
07 NOVEMBER, FRIDAY,
0900-1300,
FOSTER MF-R
Kinser Field Trip
Meet at the Kinser Marine & Family - Resources office and visit a local grocery
store, craft store and fish market. Please bring your own vehicle for transportation
21 NOVEMBER, FRIDAY,
1200-1400,
KINSER MF-R
Christmas Ornament
This class will guide you through making a small decorative “OBI” out of
Washi (Japanese decorative paper), to use as an ornament on your Christmas
Tree. Please call your nearest MFP-R to register.
17 NOVEMBER, MONDAY,
0900-1100,
20 NOVEMBER, THURSDAY, 0900-1100,
21 NOVEMBER, FRIDAY,
0900-1100,
FOSTER MF-R
COURTNEY MF-R
KINSER MF-R
Okinawan Cultural Event
Don't miss the annual Okinawan Cultural Event! This year’s performances include Karate demonstrations and traditional Okinawan dance and music. This
event is open to the general public, but all attendees must register to attend.
Please call any of our centers to register. Registration begins on 1 November
and will run through 26 November.
29 NOVEMBER, SATURDAY, 1400-1600,
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For information on Cultural Events please call: 645- 3127
Cultural
Events
Tsuboya Yachimun Pottery Festival
Tsuboya Yachimun Dori, Naha– City
01- 02 November
Starts 1100
Street performances, Eisa Dance
Shuri Castle Ryukyu Ocho Festival
01-02 November: Ceremonial demonstration
02 November, 1230-1430:
Kings Parade on Kokusai street
03 November: Ryukyu Kings Parade at Shuri Castle
Tour de Okinawa Bicycle Race
Northern Okinawa
08-09 November
Ritou (Remote Islands) Fair
Okinawa Cellular Park, Naha City
14-16 November, 1100-1900
Traditional performing arts, stage performances, food stands
Okinawa Kokusai International Carnival
Kadena Gate 2 Street
29-30 November, 1200-2100
Motorcycle parade, live music,
tug-of-war, and much more!
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Relocation Services
Newcomers’ Orientation Welcome Aboard (NOWA)
All accompanied (all ranks) USMC and USN, civilian employees, family
members (military & civilian) age 10 and up, all unaccompanied USMC and
USN (E-6 and above) are required to attend NOWA within two weeks of
arrival.
Attendance is necessary for the newcomer to obtain the USFJ Privately Owned
Vehicle (POV) Driver’s License. Please contact Base Safety at 645-3183/2862
to inquire about taking the POV Licensing exam prior to attending NOWA. A
valid stateside Driver’s License is required to obtain a SOFA driver’s license.
Childcare is provided on a limited space-available basis and must be reserved
in advance. Note: Infant Care space is extremely limited. Sponsors should call
645-4117 or 645-4062 for reservations as early as possible prior to the
newcomer’s arrival.
Transportation is available from the Westpac, Hamagawa and Eagle Lodges.
The sponsor MUST request transportation at the time of registration.
**Two copies each of PCS orders and Area Clearance/Dependent Entry
Approval message are required for Tricare enrollment and SOFA POV license
testing (for family members) during NOWA.
05 NOVEMBER,
12 NOVEMBER,
19 NOVEMBER,
26 NOVEMBER,
WEDNESDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
0720-1430,
0720-1430,
0720-1430,
0720-1430,
COMMUNITY CTR.
COMMUNITY CTR.
COMMUNITY CTR.
COMMUNITY CTR.
For questions, more information on the Relocation Services to sign-up or register for any Relocation workshop, please contact your nearest MF-R facility
listed below, email [email protected] or visit the Relocation
Webpage on the MCCS Okinawa (www.mccsokinawa.com) website.
Foster: 645-2014/2106/8395
Kinser: 637-2815
Courtney: 622-7332
Hansen: 623-4522/4860
Schwab: 625-2622
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Smooth Move Workshop
This half-day workshop provides pre-departure and destination information on
relocation and travel entitlements, base and community information, financial
concerns, employment opportunities and much more. Let us help make your
move as smooth as possible. Orders are not required and family members are
encouraged to attend. Call your nearest MF-R facility to sign up.
03 NOVEMBER,
17 NOVEMBER,
MONDAY,
MONDAY,
0800-1200,
0800-1200,
COMMUNITY CTR.
COMMUNITY CTR.
Sponsorship Training
Get the most up to date information on regulations and policies affecting PCS
moves to Okinawa; including a full explanation of the Sponsor’s roles and responsibilities and information about the resources in place to assist with your
sponsorship assignment. Call your nearest MF-R facility to sign up.
04 NOVEMBER,
13 NOVEMBER,
18 NOVEMBER,
25 NOVEMBER,
TUESDAY,
THURSDAY,
TUESDAY,
TUESDAY,
0900-1100,
0900-1100,
0900-1100,
0900-1100,
COURTNEY MF-R
FOSTER MF-R
KINSER MF-R
HANSEN MF-R
Loan Locker
Basic home items such as pots, pans, dishes, utensils,
car seats and strollers are available to incoming and
outbound command sponsored personnel. Items are
checked out for a 30 day period and may be extended
an additional 30 days if necessary. A copy of the
service member’s orders are required to receive items.
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Personal Financial Management
Money Management Workshop
This hands on workshop will enable attendees to prepare a financial statement,
develop a budget, establish a savings plan and build/rebuild a good credit
record.
Please bring the following to class: Current LES, bank statements,
investment statements and statements of debt/obligation.
06 NOVEMBER,
12 NOVEMBER,
12 NOVEMBER,
19 NOVEMBER,
21 NOVEMBER,
26 NOVEMBER,
THURSDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
FRIDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
0800-1100,
0830-1130,
0830-1130,
0830-1130,
1300-1600,
0800-1100,
HANSEN MF-R
FOSTER MF-R
FUTENMA ED. CTR.
KINSER ED. CTR
COURTNEY MF-R
SCHWAB MF-R
Credit Report and Credit Score Analysis
Learn how to cope with a credit crisis and establish an action plan for building,
rebuilding and maintaining your credit rating. Call any MF-R office to register.
05 NOVEMBER,
12 NOVEMBER,
12 NOVEMBER,
13 NOVEMBER,
19 NOVEMBER,
WEDNESDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
THURSDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
1330-1530,
1130-1300,
1200-1400,
0830-1030,
1200-1400,
FOSTER MF-R
SCHWAB MF-R
FUTENMA ED. CTR.
COURTNEY MF-R
KINSER ED. CTR.
Saving & Investing
This class explores how to use saving and investing to achieve financial security. Learn about basic investing techniques, taking advantage of compounded
interest and time, along with exploring various saving and investing tools and
uses to help you reach your financial goals. 06 NOVEMBER, THURSDAY,
13 NOVEMBER, THURSDAY,
0830-1030,
1130-1300,
SHIELDS, BLDG. 6300
HANSEN MF-R
To sign-up or register for any of the PFM classes, call any of the MFP-R offices
listed on page 23 or visit the MCCS PFM webpage (www.mccsokinawa.com/
personal_finance_management/) to electronically register for workshops.
Sign-Up Today
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Thrift Savings Plan Workshop
This workshop will explain how to effectively manage your TSP retirement
account, to include avoiding redundancy and allocating contributions.
05 NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY,
1400-1600,
KINSER ED. CTR.
Basic Investing Part I
This class provides an overview on Stocks, Bonds, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), Thrift Savings Plan, 401Ks, and Mutual Funds. The class also
covers controlled spending plans and establishing an emergency fund.
06 NOVEMBER, THURSDAY,
1130-1300,
HANSEN MF-R
Basic Financial Planning Workshop
This basic workshop explores general financial planning on budgeting, insurance, investing, TSP, home buying, car buying and credit reports.
05 NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY,
25 NOVEMBER, TUESDAY,
1130-1300,
1130-1300,
SCHWAB MF-R
HANSEN MF-R
Home Buying Workshop
Learn about interest rates, points, closing costs, escrow accounts, earnest money, selecting an agent and processing a VA loan.
24 NOVEMBER, MONDAY,
1330-1600,
FOSTER MF-R
Coupon 101 Workshop
This informative workshop will teach you the tips and tricks of couponing;
where to get coupons, how to organize your coupons, and how to use your coupons to make the most of your money. Participants will also receive coupons to
take home so that they can get started on their savings!
10 NOVEMBER, MONDAY,
1000-1200,
COURTNEY MF-R
Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Service Members
webpage at www.consumerfinance.gov/servicemembers for financial information and resources specifically for service members and their families.
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Veteran Affairs
Veterans Affairs Assistance
VA Representative: Don Johnson
Foster Marine & Family Office: Mon-Wed: 0730-1630, 645-3508/3151
Kadena AFRC:
Thu-Fri:
0730-1630, 634-3366
The VA representative is here to assist transitioning military members, retirees
and surviving spouses with educational services and assistance to beneficiaries.
Transitioning military members will receive a full overview briefing at each
TRS session. One-on-one appointments are also available.
The VA Representative can also be emailed at [email protected]
Retired Activities Office
Retired Activities Office (RAO)
Retired Activities Office Representative:
Ben Garcia
The RAO serves military retirees from all branches of service in a number of
ways, to include the following:
1. Serves as a central point to obtain valuable information
2. Provides reliable answers to your questions
3. Refers individuals to appropriate service providers
The Retired Activities Office volunteer is a valuable link to help retirees and
family members obtain the rights, benefits and privileges they are entitled to
receive. The Retired Activities Office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from
0900 to 1500. For more information, please call 645-3159/3151.
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TAMP
Transition Assistance Management Program
Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS)
This workshop is required for active duty members between 90 days and one
year of their date of separation or retirement. Unit Transition Counselors will
conduct the pre-separation interview, initiate the DD Form 2648 and register
military members attending.
03-07 NOVEMBER,
03-07 NOVEMBER,
17-21 NOVEMBER,
17-21 NOVEMBER,
MON-FRI,
MON-FRI,
MON-FRI,
MON-FRI,
0730-1630,
0730-1630,
0730-1630,
0730-1630,
KINSER MF-R
HANSEN MF-R
SCHWAB MF-R
FOSTER, BLDG. 439
Career Technical Training Track (CTTT)
The Career Technical Training Track (CTTT) is designed to assist services
members in identifying certifications and credentials needed for their career
interests. **Completion of the Transition Readiness Seminar is no longer a requirement to attend**.
25-26 NOVEMBER, TUES-WED 0730-1630,
FOSTER, BLDG. 439
*IMPORTANT CHANGE REGARDING PRE-RETIREMENT SIGN-UP*
To register for the Retirement Workshop, please contact your Unit Transition
Counselor (UTC). If your UTC contact information is unknown, please contact our office at 645-3151 and we will be more than happy to assist you with
obtaining this information. NOTE: The TAMP office no longer directly accepts
sign-ups for the Pre-Retirement Workshop.
For more information on TAMP, please email [email protected] or
call 645-3151.
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FMEAP
Family Member Employment Assistance
FMEAP provides individual assistance with resume development and review,
interview coaching and a career resource center with a computer lab. All of our
services are free and available to service members, retirees, reservists, DoD
employees, military spouses and family members. Please see page 23 for
Marine and Family Programs contact phone numbers. Career Assessment
What is your dream career? This workshop will help you discover your work
interests, career values, and motivations in the workplace. You will understand
how these factors impact your potential success and career satisfaction.
05 NOVEMBER,
13 NOVEMBER,
18 NOVEMBER,
25 NOVEMBER,
25 NOVEMBER,
WEDNESDAY,
THURSDAY,
TUESDAY,
TUESDAY,
TUESDAY,
0830-1130,
0830-1130,
1300-1600,
0830-1130,
1300-1600,
FOSTER MF-R
KINSER MF-R
HANSEN MF-R
SCHWAB MF-R
COURTNEY MF-R
Federal Resume Writing Workshop
Are you unsure how to write your federal resume? This class is designed specifically to help you develop a powerful federal resume and address key areas
in the job announcement to make you the successful applicant.
07 NOVEMBER,
13 NOVEMBER,
13 NOVEMBER,
20 NOVEMBER,
24 NOVEMBER,
FRIDAY,
THURSDAY,
THURSDAY,
THURSDAY,
MONDAY,
0830-1130,
0830-1130,
0830-1130,
0830-1130,
0830-1130,
FOSTER MF-R
HANSEN MF-R
SCHWAB MF-R
KINSER MF-R
COURTNEY MF-R
Ace the Interview Workshop
The best candidate may not get the job, but the best interviewee might. Learn
how to ace your next interview. In this workshop you will understand how to
answer tough questions, dress appropriately, and negotiate your salary.
06 NOVEMBER,
20 NOVEMBER,
24 NOVEMBER,
25 NOVEMBER,
25 NOVEMBER,
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THURSDAY,
THURSDAY,
MONDAY,
TUESDAY,
TUESDAY,
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1300-1600,
1300-1600,
0830-1130,
0830-1130,
1300-1600,
SCHWAB MF-R
COURTNEY MF-R
KINSER MF-R
HANSEN MF-R
FOSTER MF-R
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Federal Government Employment Process Workshop
Applying for federal employment can be a daunting process, but we are here to
help de-mystify the process. We will walk you through the application process,
resume formats, required documents, and how to align your skills with the job
qualifications.
04 NOVEMBER,
05 NOVEMBER,
17 NOVEMBER,
17 NOVEMBER,
18 NOVEMBER,
TUESDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
MONDAY,
MONDAY,
TUESDAY,
0830-1130,
1300-1600,
0830-1130,
1300-1600,
0830-1130,
FOSTER MF-R
SCHWAB MF-R
HANSEN MF-R
KINSER MF-R
COURTNEY MF-R
Resume Writing Workshop
Write a winning resume today! In this workshop you will be able to identify
your skills, learn different resume formats, and how to write about your accomplishments so that an employer will call you for an interview.
04 NOVEMBER,
05 NOVEMBER,
13 NOVEMBER,
19 NOVEMBER,
21 NOVEMBER,
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TUESDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
THURSDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
FRIDAY,
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1300-1600,
0830-1130,
1300-1600,
1300-1600,
0830-1130,
SCHWAB MF-R
COURTNEY MF-R
FOSTER MF-R
KINSER MF-R
HANSEN MF-R
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
FAMILY ADVOCACY
To schedule a counseling appointment, please come to Camp Foster Bldg. 439,
2nd floor, between 0800-1100 or 1300-1600, Monday - Friday, excluding holidays. For more information on individual or marital counseling, and psychoeducational groups, please call 645-2915. Pre-registration and screening required for all groups.
STOP Group for Women
Tuesdays, 1000-1200
26-week group for women who engage in abusive patterns of behavior, helping
them to deal with ongoing issues in a supportive environment.
STOP Group for Men
Thursdays, 0900-1100
26-week group for men who engage in abusive patterns of behavior, helping
them to deal with ongoing issues in a supportive environment.
Anger Management Class
Call for Schedule
Four-session class aimed at identifying triggers, and learning effective coping
behaviors to reduce levels of anger, and resolve conflicts.
Married and Loving It!
Call for Schedule
Five-session course to enhance your communication skills as a couple. Topics
include the Five Love Languages, financial freedom and conflict resolution.
FAP Incident Determination Committee (IDC) Certificate
Training meets the requirement for annual Family Advocacy training and certifies officers designated as the unit IDC voting representative (BN level CO/
XOs). Any command member who works with families involved in or at risk of
child/spouse abuse is welcome to attend.
Positive Parenting Program
Call for Schedule
Three seminars designed for parents to promote children’s development and
manage children’s behavior in a constructive and positive way.
Coping with Work and Family Stress
Call for Schedule
Multi-session class aimed at identifying stressful triggers of irritation and reducing levels of stress using effective coping behaviors to prevent stress from
escalating.
Sound Relationships Group
Call for Schedule
Four-week couple’s group promoting communication, conflict resolution skills
and emotional regulation.
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH-FAMILY ADVOCACY
NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
Play Mornings
Call for Register
This interactive playgroup for children under the age of 5 helps children improve their social, cognitive and motor skills.
TUESDAYS,
PLAY MORNING,
COURTNEY
WEDNESDAYS, PLAY MORNING,
KINSER
THURSDAYS,
BABY ‘N ME / TODDLER TIME, FOSTER
Journey Through Pregnancy
Call to Register
This 12-week, open discussion class, featuring the InJoy series, is designed for
expectant parents to attend at any time during pregnancy. Topics include: labor
and birth, medical procedures, new mother care, feeding and new baby care and
Dunstan Baby Language.
COURTNEY,
KINSER,
FOSTER,
TUESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS
THURSDAYS
Moms In The Military
Call to Register
There are many challenges associated with being a military parent. This class is
offered to moms at any stage of pregnancy. Military dads are welcome too!
COURTNEY,
KINSER,
FOSTER,
TUESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS
THURSDAYS
Baby Boot Camp
Call to Register
This class assists in preparing expectant mothers and fathers to be confident and
competent parents. Learn the basics of infant development, taking care of yourself as a parent, baby safety, newborn care, community resources and more.
Infant Massage
Call to Register
Enjoy the benefits of Infant Massage, as Mom and Dad are guided in parentinfant touch and massage interactions. This 4 session class helps about learn
infant cues, massage adaptation and more. Call 645-0396 to register today.
Registration is required for all New Parent Support Program events. For more
information on services or to register for NSPS events, please call 645-0396.
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
COMMUNITY COUNSELING PROGRAM
The Behavioral Health Community Counseling Program offers short-term solution focused counseling to mitigate stress and increase self-care. To schedule
counseling, please come to Camp Foster Bldg. 439, 2nd floor, between 08001100 and 1300-1600, Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays. We also have
counselors at Camp Schwab Bldg. 3327, Camp Courtney Bldg. 4408, Camp
Hansen Bldg. 2394 and Camp Kinser Bldg. 1316. For more information on
individual, couples, family or group counseling, please call 645-2915. Prescreening is required for counseling services.
Women’s Healing & Empowerment
Call to Register: 645-2915
Ongoing treatment group for mature teens and adults who have experienced
trauma such as childhood abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. This
group meets at both Camp Foster and Camp Schwab.
Healthy Thinking Group
Call to Register: 645-2915
Six-session cognitive therapy group which teaches participants to identify and
reduce false, illogical, or negative thoughts in order to manage issues such as
depression, anxiety, eating disorders or anger. This group meets at Camp Foster
Camp Hansen and Camp Schwab.
FOCUS PROJECT
FOCUS provides resiliency training to military families and couples. FOCUS
teaches practical skills to help families meet the challenges of military life,
including how to communicate and solve problems effectively and to
successfully set goals together. For more information, please contact our main
office at 645-6077 or e-mail: [email protected] To view a listing of
our upcoming workshops and events please visit us at www.focusproject.org
FOCUS Story Time for Kids
Call to Register
FOCUS staff will provide a family friendly gathering by a read book geared
towards the whole family as well as an interactive craft or activity immediately
following. Call FOCUS at 645-6077 to register.
13 NOVEMBER,
28 NOVEMBER,
THURSDAY,
FRIDAY,
1000-1100,
1600-1700,
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING CENTER
The Substance Abuse Counseling Center provides screening, assessment, prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. We have counselors located
at Camp Foster Bldg. 440, Camp Hansen Bldg. 2284 and provide services at
Camp Schwab by appointment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 645-3009.
Screening / Assessment
Active duty service members attached to USMC units, retirees, and dependents
(18 years of age and older) can call or walk in to schedule an appointment
as a self-referral.
PRIME for Life (PFL) 4.5 Workshop
Designed for those who may be engaging in high risk substance use behaviors
and are therefore at greater risk of developing substance related problems.
Early Intervention
Designed for individuals making high risk choices with regard to their alcohol
use. The program assists participants in developing a low-risk plan to protect the
things they value most. The foundation of our Early Intervention program is the
PRIME for Life (PFL) 16 hour course.
Substance Abuse and Gambling Treatment
Treatment is available for individuals who have been diagnosed with a Substance Use or Gambling Disorder. The level of care and length of treatment are
determined by the individual’s need.
Continuing Care
Designed for individuals who have completed substance abuse or gambling
treatment. Group sessions are held weekly to assist individuals with maintaining
recovery and achieving the goals on their aftercare plan. Individual sessions are
also available as needed.
Family and Friends Workshop
A six-hour educational workshop on the influence of addiction within family
relationships.
Prevention Outreach and Education for Military Commands
Outreach and education programs are available to meet the individualized needs
of our military commands.
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EDUCATION & CAREER SERVICES
The MCCS Education Centers assist in attaining your educational goals. The
Education Center Guidance Counselors can provide academic and vocational
guidance, financial assistance information along with other education concerns.
Undergraduate College
UMUC (Spring Session I)
► Registration Date: Through 09 January 2015
► Term Dates (in-class & online): 12 January - 08 March 2015
Central Texas College (Spring Session I)
► Registration Dates: Through 09 January 2015
► Term Dates (in class & online): 12 January - 08 March 2015
Bowie State (Spring Session I)
(Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Secondary Education)
► Registration Dates: Through 09 January 2015
► Term Dates (in class & online): 12 January - 08 March 2015
Graduate Schools (Located at Kadena Education Center)
Troy University (Term III 2014). Call 634-5365 for more information.
*Master of Science - International Relations* (Last day to apply: 19 December)
► Registration Dates: 01 December 2014 - 04 January 2015
► Term Dates: 01 January - 08 March 2015
University of Phoenix. Please call 034-580-0503 for more information.
►Master of Arts-Education (Adult Ed. & Training)
►Master of Arts-Education (Curriculum & Instructions)
The College Placement Skills Training is designed for college-level preparation. It is a comprehensive online course to aid in improving on collegeplacement exams, like Accuplacer, ASSET and COMPASS, along with college
level courses. Subject areas include Math, college-level math, English and
writing. This placement skills training contains pre-assessments, personalized
learning paths that includes lessons along with post assessments.
The Online Academic Skills Course is designed to assist with building an individual’s reading comprehension, vocabulary and math skills to pass exams,
excel in jobs, advance in their career or continue their education.
Both programs are web based and free of charge for active duty personnel and
family members and DOD civilian employees and their family members. For
more information, visit www.nelnetsolutions.com/dantes/.
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MCCS LIBRARIES
Lapsit, (0-36 Months)
This 25 minute program focuses on the six pre-literacy skills through simple
stories, songs, rhymes, and finger-plays and other activities for children up to
36 months.
MONDAYS,
1000,
(0-36 MONTHS), KINSER LIBRARY
THURSDAYS,
1000,
(0-36 MONTHS), COURTNEY LIBRARY
FRIDAYS,
0930,
(12-36 MONTHS), FOSTER LIBRARY
FRIDAYS,
1030,
(0-12 MONTHS), FOSTER LIBRARY
Preschool Story Time
This half hour program includes age appropriate songs, storytelling, flannel
board stories, finger-plays, and other activities for children 3-5 years old.
MONDAYS,
1100,
KINSER LIBRARY
TUESDAYS,
1100,
FOSTER LIBRARY
THURSDAYS,
1100,
COURTNEY LIBRARY
Imagination Station
This program is designed for children ages 3-9 years old. This month’s theme is
“Native American Heritage”. Join us as we celebrate Native Americans with
stories, games and a craft.
12 NOVEMBER,
WEDNESDAY, 1100, FOSTER LIBRARY
Adult Book Clubs
For more information on the Adult book clubs, please contact the MCCS Libraries at Courtney (622-9280), Foster (645-7178), Hansen (623-7372, Kinser
(637-1039), Schwab (625-2518) and Futenma (636-3946).
Teen Book Clubs
Geared for teens ages 12-18, Teen book clubs will be held at Camps Courtney
(622-9280), Foster (645-7178) and Kinser (637-1039) Libraries. Or call 6456453 for more information.
Home for the Holidays
From 2 November through 28 December, stop by any of the MCCS Libraries
for a chance to win a weekly prize drawing and a chance to win a grand prize
(offered for each camp). For more information, please check with your local
MCCS Library.
For more information about Programs & Events:
Contact us via Facebook at MCCS OKINAWA - Education & Libraries,
or call the Library Programming Department at 645-6058.
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EFMP
Exceptional Families - Exceptional Service
Do you have a family member with a medical or special education need? The
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed is to provide coordination and support throughout the assignment process, ensuring the availability and accessibility of needed services for the family; focusing on the continuum of care for family members with special needs. Per MCO 1754.4B, Marine sponsors are required to enroll a family member at the EFMP Office for a
diagnosed Medical or Educational disability.
Unit Training and command briefs are available upon request for educational
purposes and to support unit readiness. Unit Commanders should meet with
EFMP staff annually to assess and monitor enrollment as per MCO 1754.4B.
EFMP Respite Care is provided for a temporary period of rest to enrolled
families. USMC EFM families are eligible for 20 hours of respite per month, at
authorized reimbursement rates, based on level of need. Please contact your
family caseworker for eligibility.
For more information on EFMP services and support please call 645-9237,
email [email protected], go online at www.mccsokinawa.com/
efmp or www.facebook.com/mccsokinawa.efmp.
EFMP Coffee Group
Join the EFMP team for a Café Latte and enjoy some awesome company. Sit
down, relax and get to know other EFMP families, along with your EFMP staff.
04 NOVEMBER, TUESDAY, 1000-1100, MAINSTREET CAFÉS
(CTNY/KINSER/FSTR)
EFMP Walking Group
Join us for some fresh air and exercise, while talking with our Family Case
Workers and other family members. Share ideas, insights, or just make some
new friends.
18 NOVEMBER, TUESDAY, 1000-1100, FITNESS CENTERS
(CTNY/KINSER/FSTR)
P.A.S.S. Support Group
Proactive Advocates Sharing and Supporting (PASS) is a monthly support
group for Autism and Related Disorders. Topics include effective communication, best practices for promoting positive behaviors and proactive behavior
management. The group is led by Dr. Logue and Ms. Jill Klienheinz.
20 NOVEMBER,
THURSDAY, 1700-1800,
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MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING
Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills (LINKS) 645-3698
This mentoring program for Marine family members is taught by Marine spouses to provide insight into the military lifestyle. There are LINKS sessions for
kids, teens, spouses, Marines and Japanese spouses.
Volunteer Orientation,
LINKS - Spouses,
LINKS - JN Spouses,
04 NOV,
05-06 NOV,
12-13 NOV,
0900-1000, FOSTER, BLDG. 5677
0900-1300, FOSTER, BLDG. 5677
0900-1300 FOSTER, BLDG. 5677
Japanese Spouses’ Orientation (JSO)/Japanese Spouse Learning Series
JSO is designed for Japanese spouses and fiancées in their transition to military
life. A translator is present for all sessions. For more information, please call
the Team Building bilingual line at 645-3204.
Child Care Program
Daily Life Tips,
06 NOV,
20 NOV,
0900-1200,
0900-1200,
FOSTER, BLDG. 5677
FOSTER, BLDG. 5677
Readiness and Deployment Support 645-3693/2841
Get resources and support for Marines and family members throughout the deployment cycle, from Pre-Deployment through Return and Reunion.
Hearts Apart,
Strong Couples,
07 NOV,
13 NOV,
0930-1130,
1730-1930,
FOSTER, BLDG. 5677
FOSTER, BLDG. 5677
LifeSkills Learning Series 645-3749
Workshops on various topics are provided to empower spouses and assist them
in developing leadership skills.
Family Care Plan,
Stress Management,
12 NOV,
18 NOV,
1130-1300,
1400-1630,
COURTNEY ED. CTR.
FOSTER, BLDG. 5677
0800-1600,
OCEAN BREEZE
Premarital Workshop 645-3689
Premarital Seminar,
14 NOV,
Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP)
OPSEC & PII TRNG, 18 NOV,
1400-1600, FOSTER, BLDG. 5677
Registration required is required for all workshops. To register, call us or go to
www.mccsokinawa.com/MCFTB.
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MARINE & FAMILY - RESOURCE CENTER STAFF
Director
Terry Burmester
Administrative Specialist
Akira Nakayoshi
Supply Technician
Michael Herchenhahn
Camp Foster Family Programs and Resources (FPR)
FPR Program Manager
Joe Cassidy
FPR Lead Information & Referral Specialist Dave Randle
FPR Information & Referral Specialist
Darnell Lollis
FPR Information & Referral Specialist
Rose Barros
FPR Front Desk Technician
Amanda Edwards
FPR Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Iraheta
Personal Financial Specialist
Gene De Freitas
Inter-Cultural Coordinator
Yuko Murayoshi
Inter-Cultural Coordinator
Atsuko Kinjo
Camp Foster Transition Readiness Program (TRP)
Transition Manager
Dean Daniel
Lead Transition Specialist
Tracey Walker
Vacant
Transition Advisor
Transition Advisor
Kanae Norman
Transition Assistant
Kayla Marshall
Transition Assistant
Ann Abuan
P & PD Technician
Tammy Karl
Veterans Affairs Representative
Don Johnson
RAO Volunteer
Ben Garcia
Camp Courtney M&FP CTR (622-7332)
Bldg 4425
Personal Financial Specialist
Gene De Freitas
Transition Specialist
Shelley McCraw
FPR Information & Referral Specialist
Darnell Lollis
Resource Technician
Diana Hernandez
Camp Hansen M&FP CTR (623-4522)
Bldg 2339
Personal Financial Specialist
Anthony Green
Transition Specialist
Pat Beckles
P & PD Advisor
Shelly Haar
FPR Information & Referral Specialist
Jasmine Sanz
Camp Kinser M&FP CTR (637-2815)
Bldg 1220
Personal Finance Specialist
John Daskauskas
Transition Specialist
Jeff Sweeney
FPR Information & Referral Specialist
Mari Sheffield
Resource Technician
Niki Kline
Camp Schwab M&FP CTR (625-2622)
Bldg 3327
Personal Finance Specialist
Anthony Green
645-2903
645-2884/3125
645-4042
FAX: 645-7229
645-3150
645-7806
645-4027
645-8395/7494
645-2104/2106
645-3600
645-3473/7806
645-3127/8109
645-2157/8109
FAX: 645-3930
645-7810
645-3152
645-3154
645-3154
645-3151
645-3151
645-3151
645-3508
645-3159
FAX: 622-9922
622-7416
622-7878
622-7739
622-7332
FAX: 623-7727
623-3050
623-7736
623-3055
623-4522/4860
FAX: 637-2426
637-1628
637-1307
637-2509
637-2815
FAX: 625-2454
625-2646
Transition Specialist
Joanne Whitman
625-2699
David Giorgianni
625-2622
FPR Information & Referral Specialist
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MARINE & FAMILY PROGRAMS (M&FP) KEY PERSONNEL
Chief, M&FP
M&FP Secretary
Director, Education/Career Services
Behavioral Health (BH) Program Mgr
Director, BH Family Advocacy
Director, BH Community Counseling
Director, BH Substance Abuse
Director, P & PD Resources
Director, Family Team Building
Bert Corn
Carola Murguia
Tina Smilie
Shane Arnett
Jean Claffey
Debby Wells
Kirsten Diller
Terry Burmester
Frank Fay
645-7809/2889
645-7809/2889
645-7160
645-2915
645-2915
645-2915
645-0815
645-2903
645-3689
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Education & Career Services
Foster Education Center, Bldg. 5679
645-7160
Courtney Education Center, Bldg. 4412
622-9694
Futenma Education Center, Bldg. 407
636-3036
Hansen Education Center, Bldg. 2339
623-4376
Kinser Education Center, Bldg. 1220
637-1821
Schwab Education Center, Bldg. 3429
625-2046
Libraries
Foster Library, Bldg. 5679
645-7178
Courtney Library, Bldg. 4453
622-9280
Futenma Library, Bldg. 403
636-3946
Hansen Library, Bldg. 2339
623-7372
Kinser Library, Bldg. 1311
637-1039
Schwab Library, Bldg. 3429
625-2518
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - FAMILY ADVOCACY
Family Advocacy, Bldg. 439
645-2915/2916
FOCUS, Bldg. 5691, Room 116
645-6077
New Parent Support, Bldg. 439
645-0396
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - COMMUNITY COUNSELING
Community Counseling, Bldg. 439
645-2915/2916
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - SUBSTANCE ABUSE
SACC, Bldg. 440
645-3009
Fax
645-3939
MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING, BLDG. 5677
Life Skills Training
645-3749
L.I.N.K.S.
645-3698
Readiness & Deployment Support
645-3693/2841
Community Relations
645-3204
EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM
EFMP, Bldg. 495
645-9237
Fax
645-4026
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Marine and Family Programs Programs
Visit us at: www.mccsokinawa.com NOVEMber 2014
SUN
MON
2 9 3 TRS (1/5), 0730-1630,
TRS (1/5), 0730-1630,
SMOOTH MOVE, 0800-1200,
SURV JN LANG, 1130-1230,
10 COUPON 101, 1000-1200,
SURV JN LANG, 1130-1230,
16 17 23 24 30 TUE
LAPSIT, (0-36 MONTHS)
1000, KINSER LIBRARY
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
AGES 3-5: 1100, KINSER LIBRARY
HANSEN MFR
KINSER MFR
FOSTER COMM CTR
SCHWAB MFR
COURTNEY MFR
FUTENMA ED CTR
TRS (1/5), 0730-1630,
SCHWAB MFR
TRS (1/5), 0730-1630,
FOSTER BLDG 439
SMOOTH MOVE, 0800-1200,
FOSTER COMM CTR
FED GOVT, 0830-1130,
HANSEN MFR
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT, 0900-1100,
FOSTER MFR
BASIC JN LANG I (1/4), 1130-1300
FOSTER MFR
FED GOV’T, 1300-1600,
KINSER MFR
INTERVIEW, 0830-1130,
FED RESUME, 0830-1130,
SURV JN WRITING (2/2), 1130-1300,
HOME BUYING, 1330-1600,
WED
STOP GROUP (WOMEN)
1000-1200, FOSTER BLDG 439
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
AGES 3-5: 1100, FOSTER LIBRARY
PLAY MORNINGS
CAMP COURTNEY
JOURNEY THROUGH PREGNANCY
COURTNEY
MOMS IN THE MILITARY
COURTNEY
KINSER MFR
COURTNEY MFR
FOSTER MFR
FOSTER MFR
4 TRS (2/5), 0730-1630,
TRS (2/5), 0730-1630,
FED GOV’T, 0830-1130,
SPONSORSHIP, 0900-1100,
VOL. ORIENTATION, 0900-1000
EFMP COFFEE GROUP, 1000-1100,
RESUME, 1300-1600,
HANSEN MFR
KINSER MFR
FOSTER MFR
COURTNEY MFR
FOSTER BLDG 5677
CTNY/FSTR/KNSR
SCHWAB MFR
5 NOWA, 0720-1430,
FOSTER COMM CTR
TRS (3/5), 0730-1630,
HANSEN MFR
TRS (3/5), 0730-1630,
KINSER MFR
CAREER ASSESSMENT, 0830-1130,
FOSTER MFR
RESUME, 0830-1130,
COURTNEY MFR
LINKS 4 SPOUSES (1/2), 0900-1300, FOSTER BLDG 5677
FINANCIAL PLANNING, 1130-1300,
SCHWAB MFR
FED GOV’T, 1300-1600,
SCHWAB MFR
CREDIT REPORT, 1330-1530,
FOSTER MFR
THRIFT SAVING PLAN, 1400-1600,
KINSER ED CTR
11 12 18 19 NOWA, 0720-1430,
FOSTER COMM CTR
MONEY MGMT, 0830-1130,
FOSTER MFR
MONEY MGMT, 0830-1130,
FUTENMA ED CTR
LINKS 4 JN SPOUSES (1/2), 0900-1300, FSTR BLDG 5677
IMAGINATION STATION, 1100,
FOSTER LIBRARY
CREDIT REPORT, 1130-1300,
SCHWAB MFR
FAMILY CARE PLAN, 1130-1300,
COURTNEY ED CTR
BASIC JN LANG I (1/3), 1200-1330,
KINSER MFR
CREDIT REPORT, 1200-1400,
FUTENMA ED CTR
TRS (2/5), 0730-1630,
SCHWAB MFR
TRS (2/5), 0730-1630,
FOSTER BLDG 439
FED GOVT, 0830-1130,
COURTNEY MFR
SPONSORSHIP, 0900-1100,
KINSER MFR
EFMP WALK GROUP, 1000-1100, CTNY/FSTR/KNSR GYMS
BASIC JN LANG I (2/4), 1130-1300,
FOSTER MFR
CAREER ASSESSMENT, 1300-1600,
HANSEN MFR
MCFTB (OPSEC & PII), 1400-1600
FOSTER BLDG 5677
STRESS MGMT, 1400-1630,
FOSTER BLDG 5677
25 CTTT (1/2), 0730-1630,
CAREER ASSESSMENT, 0830-1130
INTERVIEW, 0830-1130,
SPONSORSHIP, 0900-1100,
FINANCIAL PLANNING, 1130-1300,
INTERVIEW, 1300-1600,
CAREER ASSESSMENT, 1300-1600
FOSTER BLDG 439
SCHWAB MFR
HANSEN MFR
HANSEN MFR
HANSEN MFR
FOSTER MFR
COURTNEY MFR
THU
PLAY MORNINGS
KINSER
JOURNEY THROUGH PREGNANCY
KINSER
MOMS IN THE MILITARY
KINSER
NOWA, 0720-1430,
TRS (3/5), 0730-1630,
TRS (3/5), 0730-1630,
MONEY MGMT, 0830-1130,
BASIC JN LANG I (3/4), 1130-1300,
CREDIT REPORT, 1200-1400,
RESUME, 1300-1600,
26 NOWA, 0720-1430,
CTTT (2/2), 0730-1630,
MONEY MGMT, 0800-1100,
FOSTER COMM CTR
SCHWAB MFR
FOSTER BLDG 439
KINSER ED CTR
FOSTER MFR
KINSER ED CTR
KINSER MFR
FOSTER COMM CTR
FOSTER BLDG 439
SCHWAB MFR
FRI
STOP GROUP (MEN)
0900-1100, FOSTER BLDG 439
BABY ‘N ME/ TODDLER TIME
FOSTER
JOURNEY THROUGH PREGNANCY
FOSTER
MOMS IN THE MILITARY
FOSTER
LAPSIT, (0-36 MONTHS)
1000, COURTNEY LIBRARY
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
AGES 3-5: 1100, COURTNEY LIBRARY
LAPSIT, (12-36 MONTHS)
0930, FOSTER LIBRARY
LAPSIT, (0-12 MONTHS)
1030, FOSTER LIBRARY
6 TRS (4/5), 0730-1630,
HANSEN MFR
TRS (4/5), 0730-1630,
KINSER MFR
MONEY MGMT, 0800-1100,
HANSEN MFR
SAVING & INVESTING, 0830-1030, SHIELDS BLDG 6300
GROCERY TOUR, 0900-1100,
FOSTER COMMISSARY
JSO CHILD CARE, 0900-1200,
FOSTER BLDG 5677
LINKS 4 SPOUSES (2/2), 0900-1300, FOSTER BLDG 5677
BASIC INVESTING 1, 1130-1300,
HANSEN MFR
INTERVIEW, 1300-1600,
SCHWAB MFR
7 TRS (5/5), 0730-1630,
TRS (5/5), 0730-1630,
FED RESUME, 0830-1130,
NAHA FIELD TRIP, 0900-1300,
HEARTS APART, 0930-1130,
HANSEN MFR
KINSER MFR
FOSTER MFR
FOSTER MFR
FOSTER BLDG 5677
SAT
1 8 13 14 20 21 27 28 FED RESUME, 0830-1130,
HANSEN MFR
FED RESUME, 0830-1130,
SCHWAB MFR
CREDIT REPORT, 0830-1030,
COURTNEY MFR
CAREER ASSESSMENT, 0830-1130,
KINSER MFR
SPONSORSHIP, 0900-1100,
FOSTER MFR
LINKS 4 JN SPOUSES (1/2), 0900-1300, FSTR BLDG 5677
FOCUS STORYTIME, 1000-1100,
KADENA LIBRARY
SAVING & INVESTING, 1130-1300,
HANSEN MFR
BASIC JN LANG I (2/3), 1200-1330,
KINSER MFR
RESUME, 1300-1600,
FOSTER MFR
STRONG COUPLES, 1730-1930,
FOSTER BLDG 5677
TRS (4/5), 0730-1630,
SCHWAB MFR
TRS (4/5), 0730-1630,
FOSTER BLDG 439
FED RESUME, 0830-1130,
KINSER MFR
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT, 0900-1100,
COURTNEY MFR
JSO DAILY TIPS, 0900-1200,
FOSTER BLDG 5677
BASIC JN LANG I (4/4), 1130-1300,
FOSTER MFR
INTERVIEW, 1300-1600,
COURTNEY MFR
P.A.S.S, 1800-1900,
BOB HOPE ELEM SCHOOL
PREMARITAL, 0800-1600,
BASIC JN LANG I (3/3), 1200-1330,
OCEAN BREEZE
KINSER MFR
TRS (5/5), 0730-1630,
SCHWAB MFR
TRS (5/5), 0730-1630,
FOSTER BLDG 439
RESUME, 0830-1130,
HANSEN MFR
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT, 0900-1100,
KINSER MFR
SURV JN WRITING (1/2), 1130-1300,
FOSTER MFR
KINSER FIELD TRIP, 1200-1400,
KINSER MFR
MONEY MGMT, 1300-1600,
COURTNEY MFR
FOCUS STORYTIME, 1600-1700,
TORII LIBRARY
15 22 29 OKINAWAN
CULTURE
EVENT,
1400-1600,
COMM CTR