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Wednesday August 13, 2014




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Camp Courtney SMP
Building 4319
PHONE 622-7105


HOURS
Monday - Thursday 07:30-16:30
Friday 07:30-16:30
Sat, Sun, Hol 00:00-00:00


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Camp Foster SMP
Building 5908
PHONE DSN 645-3681 | Off Base 098-970-3681Email Us


HOURS
Monday - Thursday 07:30-16:30
Friday 07:30-16:30
Sat, Sun, Hol 00:00-00:00


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Camp Hansen SMP
Building 2377
PHONE 623-3017


HOURS
Monday - Thursday 07:30-16:30
Friday 07:30-16:30
Sat, Sun, Hol 00:00-00:00


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Camp Kinser SMP
Building 1220
PHONE 637-3258


HOURS
Monday - Thursday 10:00-19:00
Friday 10:00-19:00
Sat, Sun, Hol 00:00-00:00


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Camp Schwab SMP
Building 3667
PHONE 625-1119


HOURS
Monday - Thursday 07:30-16:30
Friday 07:30-16:30
Sat, Sun, Hol 00:00-00:00





Through the Single Marine program, single and/or unaccompanied Marines and Sailors are provided with many opportunities to give back to their community both on and off base. There are many rewards for volunteering, some of which include aiding professional development, recognition through military awards, outstanding volunteer service medal, certificate of commendation, and letter of appreciation. 

Reoccurring Volunteer Opportunities:

Marine Thrift Shop  

Tuesday-Friday from  1000-1400 and Saturdays from 1000-1500 

Attire: Civilian Attire 

Location: Foster - Marine Thrift Shop Building # 5691 

Duty: Assist in folding clothes, organizing the shop, and Receiving goods. 

Lunch will be provided (Only on weekdays if there until 3 pm) 

 

Tengan Castle Family Night  

Every Thursday during Family Night

Located on Courtney at the Tengan Castle (above the education center). 

 ** If you would like to volunteer, please email Candice Heidelberg at:  Candice.heidelberg@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org** 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER AWARDS

There are many ways that MCCS recognizes the continuous support that our volunteers give to the community.

 

Presidents Volunteer Service Award 

The President's Volunteer Service Award is an award given to United States citizens that have volunteered either a specific amount of hours in the year, or throughout their lifetime.

To learn more about the credentials for this award, please click on the link below.

http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/

 

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal 

Many of the Single Marine Program Okinawa volunteers receive the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Although the Single Marine Program is unable  approve volunteers for the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the program can track the volunteers community service hours and recommend the volunteers for the award.

Please click on the links below for more details.

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/servewa/about/movsm.pdf

 

http://www.marines.mil/News/Messages/MessagesDisplay/tabid/13286/Article/114893/the-military-outstanding-volunteer-service-medal.aspx

 

 





SMP Contact Information
Camp Foster SMP Office
Building 5908, DSN: 645-3681, FAX: 645-3671

 

Camp Hansen SMP Office
Building 2377 DSN: 623-3017

 

Camp Schwab SMP Office
Building 3667 DSN: 625-1119

 

Camp Kinser SMP Office
Building 1220 DSN: 637-3258

 

Camp Courtney SMP Office
Building 4319 DSN: 622-7105

 

Randolph Mitchell
Single Marine Program Manager
randolph.mitchell@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org
 

 

Shelly Johnson
Camp Foster SMP Coordinator
shelly.d.johnson@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org
 

 

Sergio Morales
Camp Hansen SMP Coordinator
  Sergio.morales@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org
 

 

Monti Bowser
Camp Schwab SMP Coordinator
 montique.bowser@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org
 

 

Chris Baldwin
Camp Kinser SMP Coordinator-
Christopher.baldwin@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org
 

 

Corey Carter
Camp Courtney SMP Coordinator
corey.carter@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org
 

 

Satsuki Fraling
Camp Futenma SMP Coordinator
satsuki.fraling.ja@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org
 
Candice Heidelberg
SMP Admin and Volunteer POC
candice.heidelberg@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

 

 

 

 

 





 

Identify issues and/or concerns  

 

Directly/Indirectly affect Marines': 

  • Morale

  • Living environment

  • Personal growth and development

  • Issue identification supports chain of command 

  • Single Marine Program Purpose 

 

The SMP contributes to the improvement of total

force readiness, job performance, and retention by supporting the enhancement of

Quality Of Life (QOL) for all single or unaccompanied Marines and Sailors.

 

•NEW REP TRAINING IS HELD ON THE THIRD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 1330.

•THE SMP JRC BRIEF IS HELD EVERY TUESDAY @ 1400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

The SMP contributes to the improvement of total force readiness, job performance, and retention by supporting the enhancement of Quality Of Life (QOL) for all single Marines, including unaccompanied Marines. The SMP includes all single service members aboard Marine Corps installations. The SMP serves as the voice for single Marines in identifying QOL concerns and developing QOL initiatives. QOL includes all activities and issues that directly or indirectly influence readiness, morale, living environment, and personal growth and development. 

 

Single Marine Program Annual Recreational Events:

 


Barracks Bash
A barracks bash is a unit cohesion event that is hosted by the SMP. Barracks Bashes are requested by the SMP reps. to build comradery and are available at all camp locations. During the event, the SMP sponsors a DJ and a variety of activities for the Marines and Sailors to use for fun and entertainment. Such items include an inflatable boxing ring, a jousting ring, and a rock wall.


Duck & Cover Golf Tournament
The Annual Single Marine Program Duck and Cover Golf Tournament is designated to give the single Marines and Sailors an opportunity to play golf with their SNCO and/or Officers in a four-person team competitive game of golf.

March

 


April (TBD)
Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
During this month, the Single Marine Program host an appreciation dinner to recognize all of the Single Marines and Sailors for the hard work and effort that they put into helping the community throughout the year.


May
Annual Naha Dragon Boat Race
The Single Marine Program will have two teams of Marines and Sailors, each with 36 participants to race in the Dragon Boat Race. The race is an Okinawan traditional oceanic sport marked in colorful ceremonies and community celebration through Okinawa. Dragon boat requires 36 rowers with stamina, and strong will. The event will be televised and there will be trophies for the winning team.

Bushido Mud Run Challenge

The design of this 10k course is similar to the California Camp Pendleton Mud Run. Participates physical and mental endurance will be challenged as they race through the rigorous and empowering obstacle. The purpose of this adventurous competition is to enhance morale and establish esprit de corps! This event will be taking place May 10.  


August
10,000 Man Eisa Festival
Annual event with 10,000 Eisa dancer drummers. Single Marines and Sailors can experience various
style of Eisa from youth to elderly throughout the street.


October
Naha Tug-o-War
The Naha War is a Guinness world record event. The whole street is blocked with 40 metric ton ropes and 25,000 participants compete between east and west teams. SMP takes single and unaccompanied Marines and Sailors out to the site to experience and compete in the tug-o-war. Great opportunity to enjoy this unique event!


November
SMP Thanksgiving Dinner
During the holidays, the Single Marine Program likes to offer the Single Marines and Sailors a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for them to eat while they spend time with their peers. During our dinner, we have many different games that the participants can compete in to win several prizes that our offered.


December
SMP Black and White Christmas Dinner  
During the holidays, the Single Marine Program likes to offer the Single Marines and Sailors a traditional Christmas Dinner for them to eat while they spend time with their peers. During our dinner, we have many different games that the participants can compete in to win several prizes that our offered. 



DISCOVER GOLF LESSONS ARE AT TAIYO GOLF COURSE EVERY FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY. PLEASE CALL SMP AHEAD OF TIME TO ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION.

 

 







 

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