School-Age Services (SAS) provides a variety of supervised out-of-school options for children ages 6-12. It is open to children of Active duty and Retired military, Dod Civilian employees, and authorized DoD Contractors.
Activities are planned in four service areas: sports and fitness, leisure and recreation, life skills and citizenship, mentoring and support services.
SAS uses a multitude of existing facilities: youth centers, libraries, bowling centers, arts & crafts centers, schools, gyms, sports fields, entertainment centers, and other community and MWR facilities. The program is associated with the Boys & Girls Clubs and 4-H. Before and After School Programs and Summer Programs are limited to space availability.
Spring season in Korea
Yellow Dust (also yellow sand, yellow wind or China dust storms) is a seasonal meteorological phenomenon which affects much of East Asia sporadically during the springtime months. The dust originates in the deserts of Mongolia, northern China and Kazakhstan where high-speed surface winds and intense dust storms kick up dense clouds of fine, dry soil particles. These clouds are then carried eastward by prevailing winds and pass over China, North and South Korea, and Japan, as well as parts of the Russian Far East. Sometimes, the airborne particulates are carried much further, in significant concentrations which affect air quality as far east as the United States.
In the last decade or so, it has become a serious problem due to the increase of industrial pollutants contained in the dust and intensified desertification in China causing longer and more frequent occurrences, as well as in the last few decades when the Aral Sea of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan started drying up due to the diversion of the Amu River and Syr River following a Soviet agricultural program to irrigate Central Asian deserts, mainly for cotton plantations.
Areas affected by the dust experience decreased visibility and the dust is known to cause a variety of health problems, not limited to sore throat and asthma in otherwise healthy people. Often, people are advised to avoid or minimize outdoor activities, depending on severity of storms. For those already with asthma or respiratory infections, it can be fatal. The dust has been shown to increase the daily mortality rate in one affected region by 1.7%.
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