> MCCLL LATEST NEWSLETTER: MARCH The Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned Monthly.
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>BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEWSLETTER Marines, Sailors, and Civilians, please take a moment to read this summer's [ Behavioral Health Newsletter ]. Inside you'll find important information that all of us can use to take care of ourselves, our fellow Marines and Sailors, and our families. There are many different avenues we can take to resolve our personal issues. By educating ourselves on what services are available, we can better serve each other.
>WARNING: PHONY TSP iPHONE APPLICATION! Third-Party Mobile Applications - There are a number of mobile applications that reference the Thrift Savings Plan and may prompt you for your TSP account credentials. These applications are NOT sponsored by the TSP. The TSP cannot endorse any information or advice provided by third-party applications. More important, providing your TSP account credentials to third-party applications may jeopardize the security of your account. For more information on keeping your account safe, see the Security Center on the TSP website or contact the ThriftLine at 1-TSP-YOU-FRST (1-877-968-3778).
> PHISHING SCAM TARGETS MILITARY TAXPAYERS The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or
financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels.
• If you get an unsolicited email that appears to be from the IRS or a specific IRS component, such as EFTPS, please report it by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• If you find a suspicious website that claims to be the IRS, please send the site's URL by email to email@example.com, using the subject line: suspicious Web site. For more information on phishing scams, please see Protect Your Personal Information and Suspicious e-Mails and Identity Theft. [ more ]
> MOTORCYCLIST LANE-SPLITTING IS PROHIBITED! All motorcyclists driving aboard Marine Corps Installations - West bases, or stations will be prohibited from lane-splitting according to Commanding General's Policy Letter 1-12.
>BEWARE SCAM LETTER! A letter is making the circuit purporting to be from DFAS asking military member's fiancées to register in our (DFAS) system entitling them to benefits in the event of the member's death. All for only a $350 fee. It's not true, it's not a DFAS letter, it's a SCAM. [ here ]
> COMPUTER VIRUS ALERT: Virus Targeting DOD User Common Access Cards (CACs)
A Trojan virus (a variant of Sykipot) is targeting DOD CACs and can steal CAC information, user PINs, as well as data stored in impacted systems. This virus is spread once users receive a "phishing attack"
E-Mail that appears to be from a legitimate source. The E-Mail contains a .pdf which, when opened, infects the user's computer with the virus. To lure recipients into opening the E-Mail and the infected .pdf, some of the E-Mails have used information about new drone technology and photos of unmanned aerial vehicles. At the present time, there is no one-stop mitigation available to prevent the spread of this virus. That said, users can enlist the following preventive measures:
- If you receive an E-Mail from someone you do not know in which the sender urges you to open any imbedded internet links or attached .pdf files,
DO NOT open the attached files. DO NOT access the embedded Internet links and DO NOT respond to the E-Mail. Instead, you should delete the E-Mail and then empty your deleted items folder in Outlook.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the S-6 Help Desk at 577-1932.
> BASEWIDE AWARENESS As MCAS Miramar starts off 2012, let's take this opportunity to remind everyone of the continued need for vigilance. While there are no credible threats directed against Miramar at this time, there are known Al Qaeda sympathizers within San Diego County. If you watch the news you know that it only takes one disturbed individual with a gun to create havoc.
The Commanding Officer needs continued vigilance from all hands stationed at Miramar. This includes family members and civilian employees aboard the installation. If you see something that doesn't look right (i.e. suspicious behavior), report it to PMO using the Eagle Eyes phone number (877) 356-3937. The Eagle Eyes system is designed to capture reports of suspicious behavior and get that information to law enforcement so they can conduct an investigation in a timely fashion. The attachment is a flyer describing Eagle Eyes and contains a data sheet for writing down notes. [ download ]
> SANDAG'S 5-1-1 MOBILE CALL BOX PROGRAM A motorist with a cellular phone who runs out of gas, needs a tow, or needs other motorist aid services can simply take the following steps:
1. Determine where he or she is located by Highway number and nearest exit, or other landmark. 2. Pull over to a safe place. 3. Dial 511. 4. Say “Roadside Assistance”.
That’s it! The 511 system will then direct these calls to the Call Box Answer Center, which handles them
as call box calls are currently handled, including any necessary transfers to the California Highway
Patrol, AAA, Manufacturer Help Line or other source of assistance.
> SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES Despite all the hazards we face every time we get behind the wheel of a vehicle, wearing a seat belt is still the single most effective thing you can do to save lives and reduce injuries on our nation's highways and roads. [ more ]
> EXECUTIVE ORDER PROHIBITS TEXTING WHILE DRIVING The Obama Administration recently issued an executive order banning federal employees from text messaging while driving on government business.
[ more ]
>IMPORTANT NUMBERS FROM BRANCH MEDICAL CLINIC MIRAMAR:
HOURS OF OPERATION:
M-F: 7:30am-4pm • Appointments and Information
(619) 532-8225. • Pharmacy Information
(858) 577-9960 • Pharmacy Refills
(619) 532-8400. Also, visit them online today by clicking [ here ].
DINING / CLUB NEWS
>LEGENDS FAT TUESDAY (4 MAR) • THE SHAMROCK & ROLL (14 MAR) AND THE ST. PATTY'S DAY BASH... Legends has special events to offer throughout the month of March, including its Beer of the Month: Sam Adams! [ flier ]
>ST. PATRICK'S DAY KICK OFF PARTY • 14 MAR / 1600-2200 Click [ here ] to find out more about the great drink specials that you'll be able to take advantage of, while enjoying your shot at one of numerous giveaways throughout the night!
>LEGENDS MARCH MADNESS NCAA TOURNAMENT'S WEAR COLLEGE GEAR / DRINK SPECIALS From the all day availability of Domino's Menu, to late night happy hour specials, click [ here ] for what we have to offer from 18 MAR - 7 APR.
>ROCKERS' MARCH MADNESS NCAA TOURNAMENT & HAPPY HOUR SCHEDULE 2014 Click [ here ] for what Rockers will have to offer from 18 MAR - 7 APR. >MCCS PRESENTS NEWS ON THE UPCOMING FOOD SERVICE VENUES AT MCAS MIRAMAR Over the last year MCCS has transitioned (in phases) from base wide Sodexo food service operations to individual contracts with nationally branded restaurants. The improvements started with the introduction of Domino's Pizza at the Hub (Bldg. 5305) location in September of 2012. In the spring of 2013, MCCS brought Subway Sandwiches aboard, followed by Denny's, along with two local small businesses, Win Sushi and Ramones Mexican BBQ, to the Flight Line Food Court. All of these food concepts have been well received by our Marines, Sailors, and their families. More recently, MCCS has contracted Wendy's and Panda Express to join a second Subway store at the Main Food Court located between the Commissary and MCX, which will open in early 2014. We are also proud to report that we've received Congressional approval to partner with Chipotle for a new Chipotle brand restaurant at the northwest corner of Mitscher and Bauer Road. MCCS's goal to provide wider variety and healthier options through a mix of local and nationally branded food services is almost complete. MCCS continues to negotiate with for a drive through coffee solution as the final piece to the food services transition.
>GOURMET FOOD SERVICE TRUCKS. A wide variety of lunch is served at the Main Exchange Parking Lot seven days a week, from 1100-1400... and often much later.
>FOOD & HOSPITALITY SURVEY. Do you have a comment that you'd like to share with us? If so, please extend it to us via the Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE), by clicking [ here ]. We thank you in advance as your opinions are greatly appreciated.
>NEW O'CLUB LUNCH SERVICE MENU. In lieu of our daily buffet, we are now offering [ a new lunch service menu ] with a variety of soups, salads, house specialties and healthy, Semper Fit approved entrees. For more information, or to makereservations, please call (858) 577-4814.
>ROCKERS SNCO CLUB IS SHOWCASING NEW SPECIALS DAILY AS WELL AS NEW THEMED EVENTS EACH MONTH! Come by for everything from Taco Tuesdays, to Bosses Nights, as well as DJ nights and LIVE Jazz! Click [ here ] for more...! >SUBWAY IS NOW OPEN AT THE FLIGHTLINE FOOD COURT. "Eat Fresh" seven days a week, at the Flight Line Food Court, Bldg 8600! No call in orders available at this time.
>GET DOMINO'S PIZZA ON BASE!Domino's Pizza is here to serve you at Bldg 5305 (The Hub). DINE IN, CARRY OUT, DELIVERY HOURS: Su-Th 9:30am-1:00am / Fr-Sa 9:30am-2:00am. Domino's has an 80 seat restaurant with 11 flat panel TV's and NFL ticket for great sports viewing. It is opened to all hands and families are welcomed! It is co-located with Legends sports bar, so it is a great place for a beer or favorite cocktail to enjoy with your pizza, salad, sandwich, or pasta dish. For more information call 858 530-8750.
> McDONALD'S NOW OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK!
> FREE 12-OUNCE CUP OF COFFEE FROM McDONALD'S Between midnight - 5am, stop by for a FREE cup of our delicious, premium roast coffee!
> WANNA BE A POOL SHARK? • FREE POOL LESSONS: EVERY THURSDAY @ 1900 at the Great Escape. Open to Active Duty Enlisted Personnel & Eligible Guests. For more info call The Great Escape at 577-6171, or click [ here ] for a flier.
> WEEKEND POOL TOURNAMENTS: 8-BALL TOURNAMENTS EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT • 9-BALL TOURNAMENTS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT No Entry Fee! Sign-ups begin at 6pm; play begins at 7:30pm. [ flier ]
>VEHICLE STORAGE OFFICE RELOCATION Effective Tuesday, February 18, 2014 the Vehicle Storage office has been operating out of the Miramar Inn, Bldg. 2515. Our new telephone number will be (858) 271-7111. All Vehicle Storage procedures remains the same, the only thing that changed was our location. Thank you for your support during this time. We look forward to seeing you at our new location!
> THE SHAMROCK SHUFFLE CIRCUIT 2014 • 13 MAR 2014 / 1130 START / MIRAMAR SPORTS COMPLEXGet your green on and come out to catch the Leprechaun at the annual Shamrock Circuit. FREE Prizes & Snacks! Click [ here ] to download a flier.
> ROCKBODY BOOT CAMP • 25 MAR - 24 APR, 2014. This 5-week, full body, circuit training program is designed to improve one's flexibility, endurance, agility, strength and overall health. Sessions are FREE to Active Duty and either $35 to eligible patrons, or $4/class. For more information on this Semper Fit Center course, contact Brandon Fulford at 577-4674, or click [ here ] to download a flier.
> BENCH PRESS COMPETITION
• 26 MAR 2014 / 1730Male and female contestants are encouraged to compete for the top two prizes in each division. Sign-ins and weigh-ins take place on 26 MAR 14 between 1630-1715. For more information, call (858) 577-9143, or click [ here ] to download a flier.
> COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION TICKETS... to various museums and parks! These tickets are good on the first four Tuesdays of the month for Active U.S. military & their direct dependents. Active U.S. military members must show a valid ID upon entry. For a list of what we have to offer, click [ here ].
> RESTORATIVE YOGA • 0645-0730. Join us on Wednesday and Thursday mornings to perform poses that help relieve the effects of chronic stress. The use of props, such as bolsters and blankets, will add to an experience that's tailored to calm the nervous system. For more information, you may contact the event coordinator via email, by phone at (858) 5774669, or click [ here ] to download a flier.
> NEED A NEW, QUICK & EASY RECIPE? Get your copy of the Semper Fit Cookbook – Fueling for Performance. Over 45 recipes designed by a registered dietitian to maximize your performance ~ only $10. Low Calorie – Great Taste! Sold exclusively at MCAS Miramar Fitness Centers.
[ flier ]
> FREE ANNUAL ENTRY PASS TO YOUR NATIONAL PARKS:
ATTENTION: ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY: Pick up a FREE annual pass for you and your dependents for any national park that charges an entry fee! It's the National Park Service's way of saying, "Thank you for your service!" Visit www.nps.gov for information about the military pass and plan your visit to one of America's 398 national parks! Check out nearby national parks with a smartphone app at: http://www.nps.gov/nama
Click [ here ] for a flier!
> DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT A DIETARY SUPPLEMENT? OPERATION: SUPPLEMENT SAFETY(OPSS) is a joint initiative between the Human Performance Resource Center and the DoD to educate service members and retirees, their family members, leaders, healthcare providers and DoD civilians about dietary supplements and how to choose supplements wisely. For information about supplements that you are considering, are taking, or want to find out more about, click
[ here ] to visit the OPSS Website.
> FREE MONDAY SPIN CLASS 1645-1730. • MIRAMAR SPORTS COMPLEX. Ages 16 and up welcome, open to all ID card holders and guests. New or experienced cyclists come check it out. Call 858-577-4128 for information.
> FREE 1-on-1 CLUB FITTING AVAILABLE AT MIRAMAR MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE! No pressure to buy... just try! Call 858-577-4156 to set up an appointment today! [ Additional Info ]
> LOOKING FOR SEMPER FIT EVENTS, FITNESS ASSISTANCE, CLASSES AND MORE? Click
[ here ] to visit our Semper Fit Index page!
> FITNESS CONSULTATION Semper Fit Fitness Specialists are here for YOU! Learn how to facilitate weight loss, improve CFT and PFT scores, gain strength, endurance and agility! Your consultation will also include a Micro fit, work-out sessions, a 6-8 week plan, nutrition guides and
[ more ].
> H20 BOOTCAMP • AQUATIC FITNESS TRAINING• SESSIONS ARE HELD: M, W & F• 11:15-12:15 • 50-METER POOL • This program is unique because it's a rigorous, cross-training of swimming, water polo, modified plyometrics and traditional strength/cardiovascular exercises. H20 Boot Camp sets new standards in water based fitness that challenges swimmers of all ages and physical shapes. Whether you're a recreational swimmer, or have an extensive background, this hour-long session will push you to your limits!
(858) 577-4137 / 4140. [ flier ]
> IS YOUR METABOLISM FAST, OR SLOW?YOU MAY BE SURPRISED... Find out NOW with METABOLIC TESTING. Only $25 and $20 for Active Duty. Average cost off-base, $120.
[ more ]
> BIG BEAR RESERVATIONS are available for any month, reservations can be made up to two months in advance. For more information, call Miramar ITT/Travel at (858) 577-4141/4126.
> GOLF INSTRUCTION PROGRAMS AT MIRAMAR We have several fantastic opportunities coming up for you to improve your game! Wednesdays, 11:30-12:10 (Active Duty Only) 12:15-12:55 (Open to all, including Active Duty): Weekly Game Maintenance Program. [ more ]
> HAVE YOU WONDERED HOW TO REDUCE YOUR WEIGHT? If you have unwanted rolls, want more energy…
or want to lose your
gut or butt… then make an appointment with the
Julie Burks M.S., R.D. (858) 577-7963. [ flier ]
> PLAY BALL AT THE YOUTH SPORTS COMPLEX New sports leagues and instructional courses are available now for kids from 3-17 years of age! Click [ here ] for more information!
> GOLF COURSE EMAIL UPDATE LIST E-mail forms have been placed at the golf shop counter, and we will begin to build a database of "MCAS Miramar E-Club" Members. These individuals will receive coupons, a periodical newsletter, special offers, and promotions available exclusively through e-mail.
> The ITT/Travel Office conducts drawings for a variety of great prizes each month. For our latest winners and upcoming prizes, click here!
> MCCS SPOTLIGHT! See what MCCS programs are in the SPOTLIGHT! Click [ here ] for more information about MCCS classes, events and opportunities in the SPOTLIGHT this week.
> THE MCAS MIRAMAR TAX CENTER IS NOW OPEN!Call 858-577-1040 for information on free tax preparation! Our new hours of operation are from 0800-1000 for walk-ins and from 1200-1500 for appointments, Monday - Friday. The Tax Center is located at building 6275 between Legal Assistance and the Thrift Shop. 6520 Bauer Road, MCAS Miramar.
>2014 RECOMMENDED READING LIST Mrs. Bonnie Amos, First Lady of the Marine Corps and wife of Commandant Gen James F. Amos, is excited to share her 2014 Recommended Reading List for spouses and anyone connected with the Marine Corps. Throughout the variety of books, styles and authors, Mrs. Amos hopes you'll find opportunities to relate to similar experiences, learn new ways to examine the unique military lifestyle, and share a laugh (and maybe a tear!) with the authors, most of whom have a military background. You'll soon come to see that Mrs. Amos's 30+ years of Marine Corps experience shines through in her choices for the Recommended Reading List. Please click [ here ] for the full Reading List. > PHOTOS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE "POMPEII" MOVIE STARS' MEET & GREET! 8 FEB 14: Were you an attendee of the advanced screening of 'POMPEII' at the Bob Hope Theater on 8 FEB 2014? If you were and you had your picture taken with Kit Harington & Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, your 11" x 17" photo is now available for downloading! Simply click [ here ] then scroll down to find your photo!
> MCAS MIRAMAR YOUTH & TEEN CENTER SPRING CAMP: March 31 - April 25, 2014 • 0600 - 1800. Kindergarten thru 6th Grade
Follow the Military Childcare link to Request Care for Camp Programs by clicking [ here ], or on the logo above.
Call, or [ email ] the Resource & Referral Office at -577-6959
Click [ here ] for Spring Camp Flyer.
> BECOME LUNCHABLE! Join the Military Family Life Counselors and the Life Skills team during your lunch time for a new series of workshops. Designed to be informal, fun, and filled with "skills for life", the Lunch-Able! series is a great way to meet new people in your community while learning and sharing a bite to eat. These free workshops are the last Friday of every month through September, from 1100-1300 in the Children's Library. No RSVP necessary, and it's Bring-Your-Own-Lunch. Questions? Call 858-577-9078, or contact us via [ email ].
Click [ here ] for a full schedule of workshops.
> FREE ART CLASS:
Watercolor Basics September 28, 2013 - June 21, 2014. All military youth, aged 5+ (and adults are also welcome).
Our 30-week Session of classes will be held at the MCAS Miramar Youth & Teen Center, Bldg. 2700
To sign up, call (858) 577-4136 to guarantee your spot... then attend as often as you can. [ more ]
> COMMINGLED RECYCLABLESMCAS Miramar Waste Management Division has white collection bins available throughout the Air Station for commingled recyclables. All personnel are encouraged to place the following recyclables in these collection bins: Junk mail & magazines; newspaper; shrink wrap; white and colored paper; aluminum cans and trays; glass bottles; tin cans; plastics #1 thru #7, Styrofoam; cardboard. Items should be as free of food products as possible. Please- NO GARBAGE. If your organization currently uses a cardboard recycling trailer, we encourage you to continue doing so. For recycling information call 577-8872/6636 or 577-1087.
> NMCRS QUICK ASSIST LOAN
The southwest area is currently running a pilot to offer a $500 Quick assist loan. [ Attached ] is a press release about this pilot program.
>MAIL UPDATE FOR DEPLOYED UNITS. All deployed units and personnel mailing items to deployed personnel, be devil's-grips review the attached letter from Spissitude to monetary shortages, USPS will no longer manually sort mail that is missing the +4 numbers added to the five digit zip code. In short, mail addressed to a deployed member without the last four numbers added to the five digit zip code WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER. Norfolk VA is already seeing this happen. USPS WILL NOT look up the service member's correct address for the +4 zip. If your command requires or would like to request Station Postal to attend any pre-deployment briefs to explain this to the families, please contact CWO2 Temple or GySgt Whatley at the MCAS Miramar Post Office. -Example: San Diego, CA 92045-2014 (if the -2014 is missing, this mail will be returned to the sender).
> YOUTH & TEEN CENTER DEPLOYMENT SUPPORT GROUP / TEEN TRANSPORTATION Deployment Support Group for ages 5yrs and up. For ages 10-14yrs additional information is available by emailing: Ashley Wilson... or by contacting the Resource & Referral Office at 858-577-6959 for the meeting schedule and registration.
Teen Center Bus Transportation
(7th Grade and Older)
$45.00 a month for morning & afternoon bus service Open enrollment for:
-Mira Mesa High School
-Scripps Ranch High School
-Marshall Middle School
-Wangenheim Middle School
-Challenger Middle School
For information on the schools that transportation is available to,
click [ here ].
>NEED THAT NUMBER?The new 2013-14 MCI West Directory, featuring phone numbers for all the bases in the southwest region is now available.
[ download ]
> BEWARE SCAM LETTER! A letter is making the circuit purporting to be from DFAS asking military member's fiancées to register in our (DFAS) system entitling them to benefits in the event of the member's death. All for only a $350 fee. It's not true, it's not a DFAS letter, it's a SCAM. [ here ] >VALID FORMS OF I.D. & ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED I.D. CARD CENTER QUESTIONSMCAS Miramar ID Card Center hours are Monday - Friday from 0730-1500.
In order to reduce the wait time customers should utilize the appointment system as often as possible. Due to the high tempo of the ID Card Center walk-in patrons, including active-duty in uniform, are handled on a case by case basis as quickly as possible. In order to better prepare for your ID Card Center, click
[ here ]. >THE MCAS MIRAMAR SEMPER FIDELIS ROTARY CLUBis open to the public and we'd like you to join us in supporting the Marines and Sailors of Southern California. We meet every Thursday from 11:30 AM - 1 PM for "no host" lunch, guest speaker and networking at MCAS Miramar O'Club. For more information, click [ here ].
>ANHEUSER-BUSCH SALUTES YOU, OUR HEROES! Anheuser-Busch have once again made available a complimentary park admission for active duty military representing all five service branches, active members of a reserve or National Guard unit, and/or up to three direct dependants. This offer is valid for one complimentary single-day admission per person, per year, to one of Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks. [ more ]
>IS MCAS MIRAMAR YOUR NEXT DUTY STATION? If so, the Relocation Assistance Office is here
to serve you when you first arrive, as well as when you
are ready to depart for your next duty station. If you are new to Miramar and would like to have a better understanding of what this station has to offer, you can request a Welcome Aboard Package via the same online form that's designed to assist you with your relocation plans! To complete and submit the RAO'S Individual Relocation Plan,
click [ here ].
>OFF BASE CHILD CARE FEE ASSISTANCE MODIFICATION Updates to this program offers accessibility to geographically-challenged Marines. [ more ]
> INFLATABLE JUMPERS NOW AVAILABLE AT OAC The Outdoor Adventure Center now has a variety of inflatable jumpers available to rent on a first come, first served basis. Jumpers will be available for pick up/return M-F 0745-1530 and Saturday from 9AM-12PM. For Weekend Rentals, Jumpers must be paid for by 5PM on Friday for a Saturday pickup. [ more ].
>MARRIAGE & THE MILITARY LIFE DOWNLOADABLE PAMPHLETThe questions provided in this pamphlet are designed to help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your relationship. They are offered as a self-examination guide, both for couples who are preparing for marriage and for those who are already married.
Click [ here ] for a copy.
>F.B.I. PRESS RELEASE: WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM
The San Diego Division of the FBI is among four FBI offices participating in a Pilot Program to Assist Our Nation's Wounded Warriors.
The FBI Wounded Warrior Pilot Program (WWPP) supports Executive Order #13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government; dated November 9, 2009. The WWPP is a direct veteran recruitment resource, which enables the FBI to identify and assess potential employees from a pool of highly qualified and diverse veterans who possess a wide range of skills and talents. [ more ]
>MIRAMAR LOCK & LEAVE SELF STORAGE EXPANSION.
We have storage units available now starting at $25 per month. Call 577-1215, or stop by the Auto Skills Center, Bldg 6673.
> AUTOMOTIVE PROBLEMS? Get a wide variety of automotive repair work done here at the MCX Auto Service Center. From foreign and domestic car tune-ups, alignments, transmission work, electronic diagnosis, new tire purchase and installation, power window repair work, and so much more. And did you know that we are a Certified California SMOG Inspection Station? We are, and we're conveniently located near the main gate here aboard MCAS Miramar!
> RED BOX DVD VENDING MACHINES Rent the latest DVD releases for $1.20 per night, $1.50 per night for Blu-Ray and $2.00 per night for game rentals! Drop by to take advantage of the convenience offered by Red Box at any of the following locations: MCX Main Store, Marine Marts and at GameStop!
>MCCS PROVIDES FREE LIVE ONLINE HELP WITH HOMEWORK Marines and their families can now get free help with school work thanks to a new contract with Tutor.com. Students of any age, from kindergartner to high school senior, as well as adult students, may use the service to connect to an expert tutor for help in math, science, social studies and English.
[ more ]. For a flier, click
[ here ].
>RENT THE BASE THEATER! Do you need a large meeting space, a large stage for a community theater production or private movie screening, or perhaps a unique location for a birthday party?
[ more ]
>NEED AUDIO-VISUAL ASSISTANCE HERE ON BASE? American AV is here in the Electronics Department at the MCX Miramar Main Store. They're ready to perform in-home installations such as home theater set-ups, site surveys, flat screen installs, and more. Call the AV experts today at: (877) 422-5228.
[ more ]
>LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT SET OF TIRES? At the MCX Miramar Auto Service Center, we have a variety of tires from which to choose, including: Bridgestone, Cooper, Firestone, Goodyear, Michelin, Toyo Uniroyal and more!
>EXECUTIVE ORDER PROHIBITS TEXTING WHILE DRIVING The Obama Administration recently issued an executive order banning federal employees from text messaging while driving on government business
[ more ]
>FTD FLOWERS are available online. Save 25% Everyday!
>DEPLOYING SOON? Send your loved ones flowers, or gift baskets while overseas! For more on delivering for such special occasions as birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or just to tell them that they're loved, contact our Flower Shop at the Main Store, or download a [ flier ] for more information.
>COMPUTER PROBLEMS? PC repair is now available from VALUE LOGIC. FREE PC-Check-up while you wait! Bring in your laptop or desktop today! We perform Virus Removal, Hardware Repair, Memory & Hard Drive Upgrades, Data Recovery and much more! Come visit us in the Main Store by the Electronics Department, M-F: 9am-8pm, Weekends 9am-7pm. Our contact number is (858) 271-9909. We accept all major credit cards, STAR card and gift cards.
>CHILDREN'S LIBRARY GUIDED TUTORIALS Miramar Station Library offers a unique tutorial program. We will visit online sites which are tailored to the California State Standard Curriculum, from Kindergarten – 12th Grade. Parents of younger children are welcome to join in and work with their children. Sessions will end with some arts and crafts or other activities to reinforce what your children have learned during their online tutorial. This is our way of showing our appreciation for our Military men and their families. It is our pleasure to serve our Military Families. [ more ]
>ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS AND AL-ANON MEETINGS AT MCAS MIRAMAR Is someone's drinking, or using affecting you? Spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, friend, parent, anyone? If so, Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meetings happen every Monday evening, from 1830-1930. Location: Marine & Family Services Counseling Center - Bldg. 2274. For questions, please call (858) 577-6585. [ more ]
>BINGE DRINKING There is nothing wrong with drinking alcohol in moderation, but the key is: If you drink, drink responsibly. Alcohol is not a measuring stick used to determine the caliber of Marine or Sailor you are, but the abuse of alcohol can help determine the type of military career you might have. Admittedly, the Services can't stop every instance of alcohol abuse, whether you are in your BEQ room or off base hanging out with your friends. To try and do this would be impossible, but what the services can do is provide you with the necessary leadership and information you need if you or someone you know is experiencing substance abuse problems.
[ more ]
>NAVY AND MARINE CORPS TOBACCO POLICY The purpose
of this SECNAV Instruction, is to provide policy and program guidance, for the control and reduction of tobacco use within the Department of the Navy (DON). This instruction is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety. To download this instruction, click [ here ].
>MCX MIRAMAR MAILING LIST is now available on our Web site.
To get the latest information on great upcoming sales, submit your contact information today!
>NOW AVAILABLE AT THE TAILOR SHOP: DOG TAG! Military Dog Tags One Set $6 (Set Includes Two Tags and One 24" Chain) Additional Chain $1, Additional Tags $3.
>VENDING MACHINE PROBLEMS? For all your vending concerns or needs please contact Michael McDonald at 858-695-7394.
>GAS STATION ENVIRONMENTAL UPGRADES:
To our valued patrons, MCCS Miramar would like to thank you for your patience in regard to our Gas Stations. These stations have received a new look and an environmental upgrade that will better serve our customers and
protect our environment. The stations have experienced periods of interrupted service over the last few weeks, due to these upgrades please accept our sincere thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
> GOT WHEELS? NEED STORAGE? The MCCS Vehicle Storage Office aboard MCAS Miramar has space available for boats, motor homes, trailers and POV's! Spaces range in size from 20' up to 45' in length.
[ more ]
>DON'T BE 'THAT GUY'! For a peer-to-peer, humorous approach designed to deliver serious messages about the effects of excessive drinking. [ more ]
>THE FOLLOWING LEGAL ASSISTANCE OFFICE ADVISORY WARNING is being disseminated via email and online to ensure that Commands and Marines are aware of a new scam that has already cost the family of one Marine stationed at Miramar nearly $5,000. [ more ]
>NEW SESAME STREET DVD OUTREACH PROJECT FOR MILITARY KIDS Sesame Street DVD kit, Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployment, Homecomings, Changes. It contains the original DVD about deployment for families with young children, plus a new video and parent/caregiver materials designed to help children of injured veterans and other returning service members adjust to changes in their parents. [ more ]
> CAREER FAIR • 21 MAR 1410am - 1pm at the HUB, Bldg. 5305. Bring your resumés and come dressed for success!! To download a flier that includes the list of employers that will be in attendance, click [ here ].
> COMMAND FINANCIAL SPECILIST TRAINING • 31 MAR - 4 APR 2014CFS Training provides interested personnel with the Command Financial Specialist Certification to be able to provide basic financial counseling within the command to fellow Marines and Sailors. Attendees will learn: Basic Budgeting / Pay Issues / Car Buying / Retirement Planning / Investing / Credit and Debt Management Command Financial Specialist Training is only offered twice a year aboard MCAS Miramar. Take advantage of the Spring class and sign up today! Open to first 30 enrollees. Contact Morgan at: 858-577-9802 Morgan.McCorkle@usmc.mil
[ flier ] • [ PFM Miramar Facebook ]
> TIME FOR TESTING? Need to take your annual language proficiency test?? Need your ACT or SAT's for commissioning programs?? The MCAS Miramar Education Center has set up special test dates for DLAB, DLPT, ACT, and SAT. In order to check into special test dates, times and instructions, please select from the testing times below: FY- 2014 . 2ND QUARTER FY- 2014 . 3RD QUARTER FY- 2014 . 4TH QUARTER PLEASE NOTE: NO GUESTS, VISITORS, CHILDREN, OR PETS ARE ALLOWED AT THE TESTING CENTER.
> THE BROWN BAG LUNCH & LEARN CLASSESThe Personal Financial Management Program is starting new monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn classes held on the fourth Monday of each month. Each class will focus on a different topic/theme. To download our Brown Bag Calendar that features our series descriptions from February - June, please
click [ here ].
>VOLUNTARY EDUCATION SERVICES AND TUITION ASSISTANCE:The Education Center will now process tuition assistance applications for Marines. Please reference this [ Marine Administrative Message ] for details. You are also welcome to direct any inquiries to the Education Center at 577-1801. > ONLINE RECRUITING IS AVAILABLE THRU THE MCCS MIRAMAR WEB SITE The new, paperless, advanced applicant tracking system is designed to expedite the hiring process and applicants will be able to search, view, and apply for MCCS positions online. • For an MCCS External Recruitment Flier, please click [ here ]. • If you are presently employed by MCCS and would like more information, click [ here ] for an Internal Flier.
> MONTGOMERY G.I. BILL (MGIB) / POST 911 BRIEF Effective immediately until further notice MCAS Miramar Education Center will be offering MGIB/Post 911 Briefs every other Thursday at 1130 in the Education Center, Bldg 5305, the HUB. For dates please contact our office at (858) 577-1801.
> NEED COLLEGE ADMISSION APPLICATION TIPS AND ADVICE?
If so, then check out CollegeWeekLive.com, the world's largest FREE online college fair. CollegeWeekLive connects you with hundreds of colleges and universities from around the world allowing you to speak with experts on topics such as preparing for the SAT, how to properly write an admission application, how to pay for college, and MORE!
> TRANSPARENT LANGUAGES is the new Marine Online language Service. You can access TRANSPARENT LANGUAGES Online through: http://www.marinenet.usmc.mil.
If you would like access to Transparent Language Online through the MCCS Library Program it is required to be a registered Library patron. Please visit the Library located in The HUB, Building 5305 to register as a library patron. The staff will then assist you with access to Transparent Languages Online (TLO) program.
> F.B.I. PRESS RELEASE: WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM
The San Diego Division of the FBI is among four FBI offices participating in a Pilot Program to Assist Our Nation's Wounded Warriors.
The FBI Wounded Warrior Pilot Program (WWPP) supports Executive Order #13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government; dated November 9, 2009. The WWPP is a direct veteran recruitment resource, which enables the FBI to identify and assess potential employees from a pool of highly qualified and diverse veterans who possess a wide range of skills and talents.
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>OPI TESTING / RE-CERTIFICATION UPDATE Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) testing requirements: The OPI is the speaking portion of the military language classification test. In the past, the OPI was valid for 3 years. Per the updated DODI 7280.03, Headquarters Marine Corps has relayed this information:
"Marines are now required to take an OPI retest every year, just as they would for the DLPT. Per DODI 7280.03, paragraph 6.2.3. "Service members must test annually in each language for which they are receiving FLPP (Foreign Language Proficiency Pay) in order to continue receiving FLPP". Please inform all Marines that take an OPI at your test site, they will need to retest annually. We understand that some test sites have a larger amount of OPI requests than others and it can take some time to get those Marines tested. It will now be even more important for Marines to request an OPI well in advance (30 to 60 days) of their FLPP expiration date, in order to avoid a gap in FLPP while they are waiting to retest."
The Education Center will accommodate all OPI requests. Please note that the process is different from other Defense Language Proficiency Tests (DLPT) in that, OPI's must be ordered through our office to HQMC. Therefore, the above 30 to 60 day requirement is essential.
Please remind our Marines and Sailors about the benefits of Language testing. If there are any questions on any Language testing, please refer them to the Education Center staff.
>MARRIAGE & THE MILITARY LIFE DOWNLOADABLE PAMPHLET The questions provided in this pamphlet are designed to help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your relationship. They are offered as a self-examination guide, both for couples who are preparing for marriage and for those who are already married.
Click [ here ] for a copy.
> LEADERSHIP SCHOLAR PROGRAM(LSP)is a partnership between universities/colleges and the U.S. Marine Corps. Purpose:
• Help honorably discharging Marines continue their education.
• Identify Marines who might qualify to apply to an institution.
• Present these young men and women to the Admissions Office.
• Ensure acceptance for qualified Marines.
Please click this [ link ] for the LSP Website. For more information about LSPs from the MCAS Miramar Education Center, click [ here ].
> NMCRS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLENavy Marine Corps Relief Society has scholarships for all types of education programs!! Deadlines are approaching, so act fast!! For more information,
click [ here ]. > DATABASE OF ACADEMIC AND CIVIL SERVICE PRACTICE EXAMS The Library, in Bldg. 5305 (The HUB), has a database of practice exams for academic and civil service tests. There are also e-books to help you study. If you are planning on taking a college entrance, law enforcement, or graduate school entrance exam, click [ here ], select ELECTRONIC RESOURCES and scroll down to Learning Resources.
> DISTANCE LEARNING CENTER - OPEN PROCTORING has dates available for 2013. Contact them for more information at (858) 577-8743.
> NEW SITES OFFER COMPREHENSIVE, UN-BIASED INFORMATION ON EDUCATION OPTIONS The Marine Corps Lifelong Learning Program has launched two new web enabled databases to provide easily accessible information on post-secondary education options, scholarship and financial aid opportunities. These new sites were developed to help Marines, family members, and Lifelong Learning Program staffs avoid the overwhelming amount of information provided by generic, often biased, web-based search engines.
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> DO YOU SPEAK MORE THAN ONE LANGUAGE? If you are language proficient, you are ALSO one test away from making more money! If you would like to receive extra pay, or additional college credits for being able to speak languages other than English, one test awaits you. [ more ]
> THE WALL STREET JOURNAL DATABASE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS HQ has now afforded the opportunity to view the WSJ database at the Base Library! Just click [ here ] and select Electronic Resources on the Base Library Web site for more information.