307th relocates to Hawaii from Korea by zme54159

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									                                                                                                                                            VOL. 35 NO. 47 | NOVEMBER 24, 2006




    INSIDE                              ‘Hail to the
                                              Chief’
                                    Spc. Aldon Kelly and Pfc. Christina L.
                                        Wilson, both from 71st Chemical
                                      Company, 8th Theater Sustainment
                                    Command, greet President George W.
                                     Bush during his 16-hour stopover in
                                         Honolulu, which began Monday.
                                        Kelly and Wilson were recent honor
                                        and distinguished honor graduates,
                                         respectively, of the Warrior Leader
                                              Course at Schofield Barracks.
                                 About 300 Soldiers, sailors, airmen and
                                  Marines dined with the president, First
                                      Lady Laura Bush, and Secretary of

   Warrior ways                   State Condoleezza Rice at the Hickam
                                       Air Force Base Officers' Club. The
                                        breakfast followed a briefing from
      Leeward Coast                                senior military officers.
third graders walk a mile            The president said, “You are doing a
    in Soldiers’ boots            really important job,” and then thanked
                                    military personnel for their service “on
           A-5                                  behalf of a grateful nation.”
                                           Afterwards, he headed back to
                                     Washington, concluding his eight-day

   Parting shot                                              trip to Asia.
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                              307th relocates to Hawaii from Korea
    holidays, Tripler
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schedule. See page B-4.

                                                      Story and Photo by                                                                                                                         The recent relocation marked the battal-
                                              JEREMY S. BUDDEMEIER                                                                                                                            ion’s sixth move in its 64-year history. The
                                                       Assistant Editor                                                                                                                       unit has been stationed in places such as the
                                 Under a cloudless sky at Sills Field,                                                                                                                        Panama Canal Zone and Cincinnati, Ohio,
                              Schofield Barracks, the 516th Signal Brigade                                                                                                                    and spent the last 18 years on the Korean
                              welcomed the newest members of the Army                                                                                                                         peninsula. Last year, it became the Army’s
                              Hawaii ohana — the 307th Integrated The-                                                                                                                        first ITSB when it deactivated the 226th
                              ater Signal Battalion (ITSB) — during a cer-                                                                                                                    and 229th Signal Companies.
                              emony, Nov. 17.                                                                                                                                                    Lt. Col. Timothy Walrod, 307th ITSB com-
                                 Leaving behind 50-degree weather, the                                                                                                                        mander, kept his comments short and to
                              307th’s three companies of more than 50                                                                                                                         the point during the ceremony.
                              Soldiers and their sophisticated communi-                                                                                                                          As a new unit to Schofield, “We have no
                              cations equipment made the 4,000-mile trek                                                                                                                      bad habits … no good habits,” he said. “We
                              from Camp Carroll, South Korea. A small                                                                                                                         have no reputation … [so] we must excel.”
                              number of those Soldiers continued on to                                                                                                                           Walrod mentioned the toughest but most
                                                                                             Col. Edric Kirkman, commander, 516th Signal Brigade, and Lt. Col. Timothy Walrod,
  Showdown at                 Fort Richardson, Alaska, where the unit’s A
                              Company will be stationed.
                                 “Any time you have this many moving
                                                                                             commander, 307th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion, salute as the U.S. Pacific Fleet
                                                                                             Band plays the national anthem during an uncasing of the colors ceremony at Schofield
                                                                                             Barracks Sills Field, Nov. 17.
                                                                                                                                                                                              worthwhile part of the relocation was tak-
                                                                                                                                                                                              ing care of the Soldiers and family members
                                                                                                                                                                                              and integrating them as they arrive.

    Blaisdell                 parts without incident or injury, that is a feat
                              in itself,” said Col. Edric Kirkman, com-
                              mander, 516th Signal Bde.
                                                                                             tactical, deployable battalion, said Bill
                                                                                             McPherson, 516th Signal Bde. public af-
                                                                                                                                             In addition, he touched on the 307th’s role
                                                                                                                                             in U.S. Army Pacific’s transformation to an
                                                                                                                                                                                                 “You have to get it right,” he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 With the 307th’s colors furled, the U.S. Pa-
                                                                                                                                                                                              cific Fleet Band played as Soldiers in audi-
  Bucking professionals          The 307th ITSB will join other battalions                   fairs officer.                                  asset that could deploy “anytime, anywhere.”     ence sang the Army Song in hushed tones.
                              of 516th Signal Bde., whose mission in-                           Kirkman thanked numerous sister bat-            “We’ve not skipped a beat,” Kirkman said,     More than 30 attendees mingled with mem-
arrive from the mainland...   cludes establishing networks such as satel-                    talions for their support including the         describing the rapid pace at which the unit      bers of the 307th ITSB.
     and the bull riders      lite links, secure intranets and telephone                     Schofield-based 30th Signal Bn., and the        packed, shipped and has already begun to            “Welcome to paradise,” said one audi-
     showed up as well        lines. However, the 307th ITSB is a fully                      59th Signal Bn., in Fort Richardson, Alaska.    reinstall their equipment at Schofield.          ence member as he shook Walrod’s hand.

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   FOB football                                                                                                                                                                                             As he strolled in each room,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Hawaiian kahu (priest) Kauila Clark


                              Guard trains alongside Japanese in Rising Warrior
                                                                                                                                                                                                         gave a ceremonial blessing of
   A world away from                                                                                                                                                                                     Kalakaua Community Center, the
 Monday Night Football,                                                                                                                                                                                                      newest facility
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in       Army
 Soldiers relieve stress,                     Story and Photo by                       “The focus of this Rising War-                                                                                                        Hawaii Fami-
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                                 Hawaii National Guard Sol-                         learned from our last deploy-                                                                                                            ny Tuesday
                              diers from the 1st Squadron of the                    ment,” said Udani.                                                                                                                       morning at
                              299th Cavalry Regiment hosted                            Training began at the individ-                                                                                                        Schofield Bar-
                                                                                    ual Soldier level and then pro-
     This issue               the 2nd Company of the 1st In-
                              fantry Regiment of the Japanese
                              Ground Self Defense Force (JGS-
                                                                                    gressed through the squad, pla-
                                                                                    toon and company level. Training
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Schmitz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             racks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Afterwards,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    poured
                              DF) during Rising Warrior IV, an                      included reflexive firing, vehicle                                                                                   “fresh water of long life” at the
 Lightning Spirit    A-2                                                            drills, mounted Humvee opera-
                              annual joint training exercise, at                                                                                                                                         feet of workers, and then assem-
                                                                                    tions, cordon and search, entering
 News Briefs         A-6      Schofield Barracks, Nov. 1-20.                                                                                                                                             bled with a host of dignitaries to
                                 Rising Warrior combines in-                        a room and clearing a building.                                                                                      cut the ribbon symbolizing the
 MWR                 B-2      fantry units from the U.S. Army                          Training culminated with a                                                                                        opening of the center to its com-
                              with the JGSDF into one training                      company live-fire event and a                                                                                        munity.
 Community           B-2      event, said Capt. John V. Udani,                      24-hour field training exercise, Troops from 2nd Company, 1st Infantry Regiment, Japanese Ground                        “Hawaii is a spiritual place,”
                                                                                         Self Defense Force, form into a “stack” in preparation for entry into a
 Sports & Fitness    B-5      operations officer, 1-299th Cav-                           building during a company live-fire exercise, part of Rising Warrior with
                              alry.                              SEE RISING WARRIOR, A-4 the Hawaii Army National Guard, Nov. 15.                                                                              SEE KALAKAUA, A-4
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                                            Native American Soldiers                                                                                                     Alcohol among life’s stinks
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                                            share culture at Schofield
                                                                    Story and Photo by              mand Sgt. Maj. Freddie Brock of 8th MP Bde. pre-
                                                                                                                                                                         We must all get real; like excessive drinking,
                                                                                                                                                                         after-effects of vomitting not at all glamorous
U.S. Government, under exclusive
                                                                                                    sented certificates of achievement and coins to                                             CHAPLAIN (1ST LT.) PATRICK IRELAND
written agreement with the U.S. Army,                          SPC. TYECHIA PRICE                                                                                                                  205th & 301st Military Intelligence Battalions
Hawaii.                                                  8th Military Police Brigade Public Affairs each participant.
    The Hawaii Army Weekly is pub-                                                                    “I want to personally thank our performers                            In a locker room, a younger man talked with a man in his 60s about health,
                                               Soldiers from various units gathered at Sgt.
lished weekly using the offset method                                                                                                                                    nutrition and well-being. The older gentleman shared that he had enjoyed
                                            Smith Theater, Nov. 17, for a Native American for being here today. Your performance was ex-
of reproduction and has a printed cir-                                                                                                                                   a good workout that morning. He also went on to say that he did not drink
                                            Cultural Awareness Event hosted by the 8th Mil- ceptional, and we appreciate you sharing such an
culation of 15,300.                                                                                 important part of your heritage and culture with                     or smoke. In fact, it had been just more than 20 years since he had his last
    Everything advertised in this publi-
                                            itary Police Brigade.
                                                                                                    us,” said Jones.                                                     drink of alcohol.
cation shall be made available for pur-        The focus for this year’s theme, “A
                                                                                                      “Learning new and different cultures is an ex-                        The young man asked why he quit, or what made him quit drinking. The
chase, use or patronage without re-         Warriors Tradition: Contributing to
                                                                                                    perience in itself, and I would recommend other                      older man shared, “I almost died from alcohol [addiction]. One morning I
gard to race, color, religion, sex, na-     Our Nation’s Freedom,” reflected on
                                                                                                    Soldiers to come to events like these,” said Spc.                    woke up and one of my arms and one of my legs were both purple, and my
tional origin, age, marital status, phys-   Native Americans in the armed forces.
                                                                                                       Isalei Ma’ae of Headquarters and Headquarters                     foot was black.
ical handicap, political affiliation, or       “Today we honor the heritage and
                                                                                                           Company, 8th MP Bde.                                             “Of course, I went to the doctor,” he continued, “or was taken to the doc-
any other non-merit factor of the pur-      contributions of Native Americans to our
                                                                                                                           (Editor’s Note: For more                      tor, and he told me I needed to lay off the booze.”
chaser, user or patron.                     country as well as to our culture,” said Col.
                                                                                                                          information on the De                             Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jose Rodriguez’s Nov. 3 (Hawaii Army Weekly, page
    The appearance of advertising in        Scott Jones, commander, 8th MP Bde.
                                                                                                                              Roches, go to www.song                     A-2) “Lightning Spirit” article addressed the issue of ridding the “stink” in
this publication, including inserts and        In support of November’s Native Amer-
supplements, does not constitute en-                                                                                              stick.com.)                            our lives. Chaplaincy believes that we can all improve and make our world
                                            ican Month, Warrior Circle educated and
dorsement by the Department of the                                                                                                                                       a better place in which to live. And, chaplaincy believes we can do that by
                                            entertained the crowd. The group served
Army, or The Honolulu Advertiser, of                                                                                                                                     starting with our own actions.
                                            an assortment of functions: as guest speakers, sto-
the firms, products or services ad-                                                                                                                                         Even though you may have heard familiar comments before, before
                                            ryteller, flute player, and traditional dancing
vertised.                                                                                                                                                                you decide to set this column aside, I challenge you to read on, even
                                            group,
                                                                                                                                                                         quickly, and then give a more thorough reading after noting the points I am
                                               Performing professionally for 12 years, husband
                                                                                                                                                                                    stressing.
                                            and wife duo Liz De Roche (the storyteller) and
                                                                                                                                                                                       Have you ever smelled vomit from an inebriated person? It
                                            Troy De Roche (the flute player) began with a joint
                                                                                                                                                                                      smells, and smells bad!
                                            performance. Liz De Roche told traditional stories,
  Commander, U.S. Army Garrison                                                                                                                                                            I remember going to college football games at the Universi-
                                            while Troy De Roche accompanied with his hand-
          Col. Howard J. Killian                                                                                                                                                        ty of South Dakota and South Dakota State University, when
                                            crafted wooden flutes.
         Public Affairs Officer                                                                                                                                                          in high school, and seeing those who had tasted too much al-
                                               Telling stories since childhood, Liz was se-
               Troy Griffin                                                                                                                                                                cohol or fruit of the vine. The sight was disgusting and
                                            lected by British Broadcasting Company’s
    Command Information Officer                                                                                                                                                            quite terrible, painful and embarrassing for the person
             Ed Aber-Song
                                            prestigious World Service as one of five fea-
                                                                                                                                                                                            throwing up.
 edward.abersong@schofield.army.mil         ture storytellers from around the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                                In college, I remember a roommate throwing up, or as
           Managing Editor                     “Oral tradition is very important,” she
                                                                                                                                                                                            some said, “Calling Ralph on the Big Telephone.”
            Aiko Rose Brum                  said. “It encourages children to get away
                                                                                                                                                                                             It kind of sounded funny to me, then, to joke about “Call-
    editor@hawaiiarmyweekly.com             from television and video games, and it
                                                                                                                                                                                          ing Ralph on the Big Telephone,” but now it is no longer fun-
            Assistant Editor                gets them to learn family history.”
                                                                                                                                                                                        ny to me. Instead, it’s sometimes even painful.
         Jeremy S. Buddemeier                  Accompanying his wife, Troy uses hand-
                                                                                                                                                                                           The vomit also had a stink that lingered until this guy
     news@hawaiiarmyweekly.com              made wooden and bamboo flutes to tell his
                                                                                                                                                                                      washed the floor with Pine Sol, or another cleaning agent. In com-
            Pau Hana Editor                 stories. Taking a week to craft, his flute won
           Christa B. Thomas                                                                                                                                                       parison, that smell was very good.
                                            first place as the Artist’s Choice Award in
  community@hawaiiarmyweekly.com                                                                                                                                                      However, cleaning the floor did not address the heart of the prob-
                                            traditional sculpture at the Sweet Willow In-
    christa@hawaiiarmyweekly.com                                                                                                                                                  lem, nor provide guarantee that the problem would not happen
                                            dian Market in Great Falls, Mont.
               Staff Writer                                                                                                                                                 again. The “stink” was only the resulting consequence of a bad action, the
                                               The De Roches travel around the world sharing
        Landy Stewart Miyake                                                                                                                                                choice made by my roommate. The problem laid in the behavior of
                                            their talents and heritage with others.
                 Layout                                                                                                                                                  drinking too much.
                                               Warrior Circle, the dancing group, performed
               Leah Mayo                                                                                                                                                    Behavior can be changed.
                                            a traditional dance in honor of Spc. Lori
         Advertising: 525-7654                                                                                                                                              The man in the locker room changed his behavior. What caused him to
                                            Piestewa, a Native American Soldier killed in
   Editorial Office: 655-4816/8728                                                                                                                                       change his behavior? It was his awareness of death, and the nearness of it
                                            Iraq in 2003.
             Fax: 655-9290                                                                                                                                               to him.
                                               The group, originally comprised of veterans,
                Address:                                                                                                                                                    One day we all will face death, but it does not have to be any sooner be-
           Public Affairs Office
                                            now includes family members of deployed
                                                                                                                                                                         cause of our incorrect choices.
           Bldg. 580, Stop 215              and non-deployed Soldiers.
                                                                                                                                                                            Solomon wrote, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and who-
     Schofield Barracks, HI 96857              “Commanders, encourage your Soldiers,”
                                                                                                                                                                         ever is led astray by it is not wise” (Proverbs 20:1).
                Web site:                   said Kiallaita Rose Alittle Wing Strong
                                                                                                                                                                            The older gentleman in the locker room told the younger man that he
   http://www.25idl.army.mil/haw.asp        Woman Axe, director of Warrior Circle. “It’s
                                                                                                                                                                         stopped drinking because it was a matter of life and death. Strong drink had
                                            OK to celebrate who they [Native American Sol- Above — Dr. David Bevett, a member of Warrior
                                                                                                                                                                         beaten up the older man, but the older man took action to prevent it from
                                            diers] are in their heart and souls.”                    Circle, a Native American dancing group,                            continuing.
                                               Warrior Circle has been helping Soldiers with demonstrates a traditional dance. He performed
                                                                                                                                                                            The behavior of drinking too much also takes away thinking and reasoning


 10 days
                                            drug and alcohol addictions for two years. The before Soldiers celebrating Native American
                                                                                                                                                                         skills, but Soldiers must be able to perform their duties. Therefore, too much
                                            group regularly celebrates its heritage as well as Heritage Month, Nov. 17, at Sgt. Smith Theater,
                                                                                                                                                                         drinking of alcohol takes the Soldier further away from the possibility of
                                            promotes healthy living.                                 Schofield Barracks. This year, the 8th Military
                                                                                                                                                                         fulfilling his or her obligation of doing their “duty, an Army value.
                                               After all performances, Jones along with Com- Police Brigade hosted the observance.
                                                                                                                                                                            Fortunately, I have met many leaders, first sergeants, noncommissioned
 since last fatal accident                                                                                                                                               officers, and others who have a good handle on the drinking of alcohol. But,
                                                                                                                                                                         unfortunately, there are Soldiers who do not yet have a handle on it. That
  Soldiers, as your daily re-
                                                                                          Recommended shipping dates for holiday mail
                                                                                                                                                                         is my observation.
minder to be safe, place a “red                                                                 Call 1-800-ASK-USPS, or the Military Postal Agency
                                                                                                        at 1- 800-810-6098, for more details.                               And, I believe that many Soldiers have not yet been able to resolve
dot” on your wristwatch.                                                                                                                                                 some of the hurt in their lives, also addressed by Rodriguez in his Nov. 3
  Remember, a division train-                                                        APO AE Zip 093                                                                      article.
ing holiday will be awarded for                                                      • Space Available Mail: Nov. 27 • Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 2                          I encourage Soldiers with issues to come to their chaplains and get help.
the first 100 consecutive days                                                       • Priority Mail/First-Class Mail, Letter and Cards: Dec. 4
                                                                                                                                                                         If we cannot help a Soldier, we will refer him or her to someone who can
                                                                                     • Express Mail Military Service: Not Available
with no accidental fatalities.                                                                                                                                           help. We can connect you to good resources and good personnel.
  Current as of 11/22/06.                                                            APO AE Zips 090-092, 094-098; APO AA Zip 340; and                                      Solomon stated in Proverbs 1:5, “A wise man will hear and increase learn-
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                                                     (Note: Parcel post date has
                                                     passed for on-time arrival.)    • Space Available Mail: Nov. 27 • Parcel Airlift Mail: Dec. 4                          Soldiers who are wise seek godly advice and continue to succeed.
                                                                                     • Priority Mail/First-Class Mail, Letter and Cards: Dec. 11                            I am grateful that you are in uniform, or are somehow related to the mil-
                                                                                     • Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 19                                            itary services and are serving our great country.
                                                                                                                                                                            May God richly bless you this very day.

                                                                                    “What is the most significant contribution that
                                                                                     Native Americans have made to America?”
                               “Thanksgiv-                                                “Family                                    “Their art and                                   “Their hunting                                                “Their land."
                               ing."                                                      values that                                their knowledge                                  skills."
                                                                                          they've                                    about farming."
                                                                                          instilled in
                                                                                          our ances-
                                                                                          tors."

                               Staff Sgt.                                                 Spc. Jorge                                                                                                                                                Pfc. Willie
                               Booker Cross                                               Gonzalez                                   Beth Roach                                       Danny Van Tassell                                             Wright
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up, family time was spent gathered around                                                                                                                                                 pany (HHC), 325 Brigade Support Battal-
                                                                                                                                           Forward Operating Base Bernstein, just
the dinner table talking about the day’s                                                                                                                                                  ion (BSB), 3IBCT. “We now have an above-
                                                                                                                                           outside of Tuz, Iraq.
events. Often, it was the only time the                                                                                                                                                   ground water tank that provides running
family interacted.                                                                                                                         At inset, 3rd Brigade Soldiers — Pfc.          water straight to our kitchen and sanita-
   Now, similarly, 3rd Infantry Brigade                                                                                                    William Lishego, Spc. Crispin A. Abad Jr.      tion center, which makes keeping things
                                                                                                                                           and Pfc. Ryan Rathbun — work on                clean much easier,” said McCoil.
Combat Team (3IBCT) Soldiers at Forward
                                                                                                                                           framing the roof during the renovation.           McCoil’s supervisor, Spc. Jeffrey Gale,
Operating Base Bernstein have such a
“gathering place” for their military fami-                                                                                                                                                HHC, 325th BSB, agreed that the new fa-
ly.                                                                                                                                                                                       cility will improve his ability to provide
   Soldiers stationed at FOB Bernstein re-                                                                                                                                                quality meals to Soldiers.
ceived a new dining facility at their remote                                                                                                                                                 “Ramps from our storage containers
outpost outside of Tuz, here, last month,                                                                                                                                                 make things much easier and less stress-
as a result of the generosity and labor of                                                                                                                                                ful,” said Gale. “I was deployed to Iraq be-
a few of their brothers in arms.                                                                                                                                                          fore and worked for other warrant officers.
   “When we arrived in Iraq, I discovered                                                                                                                                                 They were good guys, but they were not
that Soldiers down at FOB Bernstein did-                                                                                                                                                  like Chief [Lein]. They didn’t get their
n’t have an acceptable place where they                                                                                                                                                   hands dirty like he does,” said Gale. “Chief
could all eat together,” said Chief Warrant                                                                                                                                               busts his butt with his Soldiers, and the re-
Officer Jeffery P. Lein, brigade food advi-                                                                                                                                               sults [speak for themselves].”
sor, 3IBCT. “I decided right then that my                                                                                                                                                    Lein’s ultimate goal was to create a
first mission would be to renovate the                                                                                                                                                    space where everyone on the FOB could
[dining facility] to give them a place to                                                                                                     When the dust settled, Lein’s team had      gather and eat together.
commune.                                                                                                                                   constructed an exterior patio dining fa-          “There is something to be said for that
   “While at war, the ways that you can                                                                                                    cility that improved seating from 18 to        one place where you can sit, relax and eat
improve a Soldier’s quality of life is                                                                                                     118. They installed a new plumbing sys-        a meal together as a unit. Now, this unit
through mail, laundry and food,” Lein                                                                                                      tem, sanitation centers, loading docks,        has that gathering place” said Lein. “I am
continued. “My objective is to improve         project. However, both were too busy with     tually collected the tools, equipment, sup-   above-ground water tanks to improve            really proud of my team. They poured
Soldiers’ quality of life any way that I       other projects to make it a priority.         plies and volunteer Soldiers necessary to     dishwashing capabilities, and ramps to         their hearts into this project.”
can, and I can have an impact with the            “The project fell to me,” said Lein, who   get the job done.                             improve access to storage and refrigeration       Lein’s team included Pfc. William
food.”                                         grew up working in and around Kinson,            Renovation work began the moment           systems.                                       Lishego, Pvt. Zachary J. Ferroni, Spc.
   Lein initially attempted to get facility    N.C., with his father, who owns a con-        Lein and his team arrived at FOB Bernstein       “When we got here we were using a           Crispin A. Abad Jr., Spc. Renwick Sal-
contractors and the Army Corps of Engi-        struction company. After a month of co-       at 3:30 a.m. Six long days later, the proj-   large water sack that required a separate      vador, Spc. Christopher R. Borch, Spc.
neers to take an interest in the renovation    ordination and brigade support, Lein even-    ect was complete.                             power source and a hose to get water to        Joseph Beavers and Pfc. Ryan Rathbun.
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Rising Warrior: Focus Kalakaua: AHFH gets 5,388 homes by project’s end
is MOUT, lessons learned                                                     CONTINUED FROM A-1
                                                                             Clark said, then explained his blessing clears
CONTINUED FROM A-1                   work well together and accom-           lingering “responsibilities” and “opens up [the
                                     plish the mission, noted Manuel.        center] for new endowments” and “perfect har-
said Udani.                             “With the way the internation-       mony.”
   The goal of the exercise was      al community is responding to              Blessing completed, Kalakaua residents,
to apply “U.S. doctrine of modern    terrorism on a global scale, I think    AHFH staff, construction workers, contractors
warfare to the doctrine the Japan-   it’s very important that we try to      and others connected with developer Actus
ese forces are currently operating   understand one another’s con-           Lend Lease’s project, poked and peeked for
under,” said Spc. Charles C.         cepts, not only diplomatically          themselves into well-designed spaces.
Kuahine III, assistant operations,   speaking, but on the tactical and          The center currently boasts a fitness room, a
Troop B, 1-299 Cavalry. “It’s a      technical aspects of warfare to-        mini theater, a community room, and vast
blend of the two worlds.”            day,” said Kuahine. “Doing some-        lanai space. Soon, full-sized basketball courts,
   The best part of the exercise     thing like this, where we get to        and a neighborhood park.
was after the training was fin-      train with another country’s               “AHFH community centers will be the hub of
ished for the day, said Kuahine.     forces, is key. I think it’s really     activities for our residents,” said Jerry Schmitz,
“Once we do our after-action re-     vital and important if we really        asset manager for Army Hawaii Family Hous-
views, we all get together and       want to achieve the ultimate            ing. “The resources available at these commu-
talk collectively. That’s the fun    goal here. It’s things like this that   nity centers will greatly increase the quality of
part,” he said. “You’re relaxed,     make it all come together in the        life for our families.”
you’re happy, you’ve had a good      end.”                                      Schmitz extended appreciation to many who
training, you get to talk about it      Soldiers from the JGSDF also         were instrumental throughout the project, in-
and share experiences.”              reported that the training was          cluding Actus Lend Lease’s design and con-
   Soldiers commented that the       significant for them.                   struction teams, prime contractor TEK Pacific,
most challenging aspect of the          “I’m very thankful to the            Inc., and the AHFH property management staff
training was the language barri-     regimental and company com-             that coordinate the set-up of the new facility.
er.                                  manders for allowing me to par-            The Kalakaua community features spacious,
   “The language barrier is hard,    ticipate in this training,” said Cpl.   solar-powered homes and lush open areas for
but the interpreters make it easi-   Kazumasa Hirakawa, antitank             Soldiers and their family members. Actus Lend
er for us,” said Master Sgt. Ken-    missile operator, JGSDF. “This          Lease said communities like Kalakaua “are un-        Ribbon cutting — After the blessing of the Kalakaua Community Center by Hawaiian kahu Kauila
neth D. Manuel, intelligence non-    training helped me to improve           rivaled in their attention to design, technolo-      Clark (back, right), the garrison family — from left to right, Lee Cramer, senior construction
commissioned officer in charge,      my techniques, knowledge and            gy and environmental sensitivity.”                   manager, Actus Lend Lease; Janine Lind, property management director, Army Hawaii Family
Headquarters and Headquarters        attitude tremendously. I hope              Junior noncommissioned officers (NCOs)            Housing; Col. Howard J. Killian, commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii; and Jerry Schmitz,
Troop, 1-229th Cavalry.              those who could not participate in      began moving into the 1,600-2,100 square             asset manager, Actus Lend Lease — assemble to cut the ribbon that officially opens the center.
   Despite the communication dif-    this training will have a chance to     feet Kalakaua homes during Phase 1 of the
ficulty, Soldiers and Japanese       participate next time and               project in June 2006. Both junior and senior           When the 10-year development period, which ovated and restored 2,506 existing homes; and
troops are both well-trained in-     experience what I have learned          NCOs will move into homes during Phase 2 in          began in April 2005, ends, Actus Lend Lease erected nine new community centers in Army
fantry units and were able to        and felt.”                              early 2007.                                          will have constructed 5,388 new homes; ren- Hawaii Family Housing.
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‘Mighty’ Makaha 3rd graders walk in artillerymen’s boots
                 Story and Photo by                                                                                                                                                      new. Now, they get the chance to become
         PVT.2 NICOLE R. GOODRICH                                                                                                                                                        the teacher and teach the children every-
           U.S. Army, Pacific, Public Affairs                                                                                                                                            thing they have learned.”
   Third graders from Makaha Elemen-                                                                                                                                                        As well, 2-11th FA Soldiers acquired a
tary School got a taste of a field ar-                                                                                                                                                   sense of pride and accomplishment from
tilleryman’s life when the class visited                                                                                                                                                 passing along their knowledge to the
Schofield Barracks, Nov. 14.                                                                                                                                                             youth.
   Soldiers with Charlie Battery, 2nd Bat-                                                                                                                                                  “The students were so impressed and so
talion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, host-                                                                                                                                             excited about learning all this cool new
ed a field day in which students from the                                                                                                                                                stuff, that they have an appreciation for
Leeward coast school experienced what                                                                                                                                                    these Soldiers,” said Carlson. “The Sol-
their local military does, daily.                                                                                                                                                        diers feel the respect, and it actually brings
   “This ‘Get to know the Army’ day has                                                                                                                                                  up their morale.”
been planned since this past summer,”                                                                                                                                                       “There is validation in their job and
said 1st Lt. Brandon Carlson, Battery C, 2-                                                                                                                                              pride instilled in these Soldiers from the re-
11th FA executive officer, and the coor-                                                                                                                                                 action these children give off,” said Capt.
dinator for the field trip. “Our battery                                                                                                                                                 Kaleaph Carter, 2-11th FA fire direction of-
sponsors the school, and this is our chance                                                                                                                                              ficer and information operations coordi-
to give back to the community.”                                                                                                                                                          nator. “Now, when these children see on
   The field trip consisted of numerous                                                                                                                                                  the news that these Soldiers are fighting a
activities specifically for the students,                                                                                                                                                war overseas, they are able to look back
separated into different stations. At                                                                                                                                                    and appreciate everything that they have
each station, at least two Soldiers were        Soldiers from C Battery, 2-11th Field Artillery Regiment, show off the finer features of the new M777A1 howitzer for Makaha              done for this country.”
eager to give a thorough description            Elementary School students during a field trip to the “partnered” school at Schofield Barracks, Nov. 14.                                    Once the kids had left, Soldiers rested
of their display.                                                                                                                                                                        and reviewed everything that had hap-
   Children learned about meals ready to        about the new M777A1 howitzer, the kids       out their demonstration.                      trying to instill in these children.”        pened.
eat, map reading, and fire direction cen-       said. The “On Time” battalion was the           “What we know leads back to the basic          “We just want to show them how we do         “I feel good that these kids will appre-
ters, among other military tasks. They          first Army unit to receive this lightweight   skills you learn in school,” said Pfc. Juan   our jobs,” said Staff Sgt. Kekoa Aukai,      ciate what I do,” said Rodriguez with a
also took a tour of the historic 25th In-       weapon.                                       Rodriguez, Battery C cannon crewmember.       Battery C section chief. “My Soldiers [are   smile of accomplishment on his face. “I
fantry Division Tropic Lightning Museum.           Soldiers also stressed the importance      “Math and English are a part of our           like] students when it comes down to our     hope that they got something out of this
   One highlight of the day was learning        of the students’ public education through-    everyday work, and that’s what we are         job. They are always learning something      experience, because I know that we did.”
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Hard work, commitment pay off for Schofield’s Garcia
               Story and Photo By                                                                                                                                                         said, again. “I’m just doing my best to
          LANDY STEWART MIYAKE                                                                                                                                                            support the Soldiers.”
                  Staff Writer                                                                                                                                                               But Garcia’s co-workers were not sur-
   Ricky Garcia is a busy man. You won’t                                                                                                                                                  prised to hear about his recent achieve-
find him sitting behind a desk, pounding                                                                                                                                                  ments. Glen Suniga and Reza Nicolas both
away at his keyboard and filing papers for                                                                                                                                                agree Garcia’s strong work ethic, his will-
eight hours a day. No, Garcia gets much of                                                                                                                                                                       ingness to help, and
his work done outside the office.                                                                                                                                                                                his easygoing atti-
   As the Installation Modification Work                                                                                                                                                                         tude allow him to ex-
Order (MWO) coordinator and an equip-                                                                                                                                                                            cel.
ment specialist, Garcia gets out of his                                                                                                                                                                             Additionally, they
office on a regular basis. He meets                                                                                                                                                                              said, Garcia takes the
with people in their offices, gets approval                                                                                                                                                                      initiative in getting
for MWOs, purchases equipment and/or                                                                                                                                                                             work done and
simply tracks down various forms and                                                                                                                                                                             knows how to prior-
technical manuals for equipment and                                                                                                                                                                              itize, which really
tools the sustainment division might                                                                                                                                                       Garcia                helps when he is jug-
not have.                                                                                                                                                                                                       gling so many things.
   Garcia, a contract employee with BAE                                                                                                                                                      Garcia, who had initially planned on a
Systems, working in the Directorate of                                                                                                                                                    career in the Air Force, ended his military
Logistics, U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii,                                                                                                                                                    career after getting married. Wed 18 years
spends most of his workday conducting                                                                                                                                                     now, he attributes much of his success to
research on tools and equipment, talking                                                                                                                                                  his wife, Ann.
with potential vendors, overseeing                                                                                                                                                           “She’s been very supportive in what I
MWO projects and helping fellow col-                                                                                                                                                      do. She helps me quit bad habits and has
leagues.                                                                                                                                                                                  improved my lifestyle. She’s made me a
   His most recent accomplishment was re-      No matter how busy he is, Ricky Garcia always has time to help out a fellow colleague. Above, Garcia helps Glen Suniga replace the
                                                                                                                                                                                          better man today, and I’m very grateful
ceiving the Department of the Army (DA)        power steering on a military vehicle, the cargo truck M923A1.                                                                              that I met her. She is the greatest highlight
Certificate of Achievement for contribu-                                                                                                                                                  of my life,” he said.
tions in successfully improving the Mod-       more control over cooking temperatures.      addition, Garcia was the only one in the        “I just want to help the Soldiers and make       Garcia also credits his two children,
ern Burner Unit.                                 According to Dan Pace, chief of Main-      sustainment division to receive the award       sure the equipment is safe.”                  Tanya, 12, and Caleb, 6, for his accom-
   Garcia upgraded the portable cooking        tenance Sustainment Division, BAE Sys-       in the last five years.                            Besides winning the DA award, Garcia       plishments. He said his children are his
unit by increasing its range of heat output.   tems, Garcia was one of only two MWO           A modest Garcia, was surprised to re-         received the BAE Employee Achievement         blessing. They not only bring him joy, he
Its users — the 25th Infantry Division, the    coordinators, nationwide, selected by Tank   ceive the award.                                Award this past May.                          said, but they also have made him the
9th Regional Readiness Command and             Automotive Command to receive the              “I really don’t feel I need the recognition      “The acknowledgment is great, but I        patient and humble person that he is to-
the Hawaii National Guard — now have           award for outstanding performance. In        for this; I was just doing my job,” he said.    don’t feel like I did anything special,” he   day.


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                                                                                                                                                                                          AMEDD training opportunities at the fol-
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                                                                                         When work is finished.                                                        FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2006




                                                                                                                                                             All Photos by Jeremy S. Buddemeier | U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Public Affairs
"Hawaiian Style" spins and attempts to buck J.B. Mauney of               Dustin Hall of Springfield, Mo., holds onto the leaping "Fooled Ya"        "Ivory Rock" shakes and rattles Cory Rasch of Clarksville, Tenn. Rasch
Mooresville, N.C. Mauney was named the 2006 Rookie of the Year.          during the PBR event at the Blaisdell Center.                              rode his first bull at age four.




     Bull riders stampede into town
     Fans cowboy up for a wild ride                       When asked his thoughts on being sponsored
                                                       by the Army, Lee said, “I appreciate [Soldiers’]
                                                                                                               ment that rivals any NASCAR event, PBR also
                                                                                                               capitalizes on the more than 1.1 million fans
                                                                                                                                                                   transported bulls via plane, said Cody Lambert,
                                                                                                                                                                   PBR vice president and stock director.
     as the PBR brings its ‘toughest                   love for their country and being willing to make        that attend live events, according to its Web site.    The transformation of the Neal S. Blaisdell
                                                       that ultimate sacrifice.                                                                                    Center began Nov. 15 with the installation of
     show on dirt’ to Oahu                                “They’re a lot like bull riders … strong and         The bucking stops here                              lighting, sound, pyrotechnic equipment, steel
                       CHRISTA B. THOMAS               disciplined. Soldiers have to control their minds                                                           fencing to encircle the arena, bucking chutes
                                                                                                                  To start the event, lights were dimmed and
                           Pau Hana Editor             and be prepared for the mission.                                                                            and elevated platforms.
                                                                                                               one by one, riders appeared through man-made
                                                                                  “I practice, play back my                                                           Then, early Thursday morning, truckloads of
               ore than 30 tons of snorting, bucking,                                                          fog, dressed in their “eight-second” attire:

     M         rawhide drew approximately 11,000
               fans to downtown Honolulu last week-
     end for a rowdy mix of pyrotechnics, loud mu-
                                                                               videos, and do all kinds of
                                                                               things to get ready. When I
                                                                               get on a bull and they open
                                                                               that gate, there’s no think-
                                                                                                               Kevlar vest, elaborate fringed chaps, complete
                                                                                                               with sponsor logo, and a cowboy hat that each
                                                                                                               humbly tipped to the appreciative crowd.
                                                                                                                                                                   sand and red dirt (600 cubic yards) were
                                                                                                                                                                   dumped onto the arena floor transforming it
                                                                                                                                                                   into a dusty corral.
     sic and eight-second increments of extreme                                                                   The next time those riders appeared, they        Same bull, different day
                                                                               ing anymore; you have to
     adrenaline.                                                                                               came crashing through a chute, mounted on an
                                                                               react. Soldiers have to do
        Professional Bull Riders (PBR) shook the is-                                                           ornery bull that was genetically-bred to not be        “Some of the tour’s bucking bulls have as big
                                                                               the same,” he said.
     lands at The Cheeseburger Island Style Myron                                                              ridden. All they riders had to do was hang on       a following as the riders, and some are more
                                                                                  “Army Strong means hav-
     Duarte Maui Challenge, Nov. 10 and 11. From                                                               with one hand, for eight long seconds. A rider      well-known than the riders,” Lambert said. “[The
                                                                               ing heart, being prepared
     Maui, the PBR bucked its way into Honolulu for                                                            will be was disqualified if he touched the bull or bulls] have their own merchandise, such as T-
                                                       Lee                     and doing my job,” Lee said.
     The Cheeseburger Island Style PBR Hawaii All-                                                             the rope with his free hand.                        shirts, trading cards and stuffed dolls.”
                                                                              “It means you get up after a
     Star Challenge in the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena.                                                               The events were being televised, so the neces-      The PBR awards $1.5 million annually in ap-
                                                       buck-off, ride again, don’t quit.”
        The PBR’s inaugural event in Oahu was held                                                             sary “station breaks” were taken between every      pearance fees and bonuses to bull owners.
                                                          Accompanying Lee at the Tropics was local
     during two days and featured 20 top bull riders                                                           two or three riders. During these breaks, the          Despite historic claims of cruelty doled by an-
                                                       boy Myron Duarte, who said he was just glad to
     vying for $80,000 in prize money and battling                                                             event barrel man, Flint Rasmussen, a star in his imal-rights activists, it’s usually the humans
                                                       get home again. Last week’s competition in
     some of the fiercest bulls in the business.                                                               own right, provided much comic relief.              who suffer the most abuse.
                                                       Maui was named for Duarte.
        Sgt. Joe Perminas, Bravo Company, 52nd In-                                                                                                                    Chris Shivers, the two-time PBR World Champ
                                                          “The PBR was formed in the nineties by the           Bulls on a plane
     fantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, brought his wife                                                                                                                who won the Maui Challenge, suffered a broken
                                                       top bull riders of the time who wanted to break
     Stacy to the event for a surprise date.                                                                                                                       leg and ankle when the bull, Chili, stomped on
                                                       away from traditional seven-event rodeos,” he              To be a success, everything needed for this
        “We have an eight-month-old daughter, Pip,                                                                                                                 him during his Friday ride. Event announcers
                                                       said. “Since then, the sport has grown so much          event, besides the dirt, had to be shipped to the
     and we haven’t been out since she was born,” he                                                                                                               said he was taken from the arena by ambulance
                                                       and more money is put into it. There’s a better         islands. Thirty-six bulls, averaging 1,600
     said. “So this is the perfect time for us.                                                                                                                        to Queen’s Medical Center for surgery.
                                                       chance to make big money.                               pounds each, were flown in from the main-
        “This is a sportsman’s dream weekend – Army                                                                                                                     Brazilian Guilherme Marchi, a regular-sea-
                                                          “They’re spendin’ more money on breedin’             land. These bulls included some of the PBR’s
     plays Notre Dame, Michigan plays Ohio [State],                                                                                                                 son standings leader and top contender in the
                                                       bulls, too. It’s like the Kentucky Derby of the         highest ranking stars with endearing
     and bull riding,” he said, continued, “I couldn’t                                                                                                                  challenge, left the final rounds Saturday his
                                                       PBR.”                                                   monikers to match their disposition – Satan’s
     ask for anything more.”                                                                                                                                               foot was stomped by the bull “Born to
                                                                                                                                      Own, Pandora’s Box, and
        When asked whom he favored for this event,     Ropers and rubber slippers                                                                                                     Boogie.”
                                                                                                                                        Smokeless Wardance, to
     Perminas said without hesitation, “The bulls. But                                                                                                                                   Ross Coleman won the All-
                                                                                                                                             name a few.
     I also have to root for anything to do with the      As laser, spot and strobe lights swept the                                                                                   Star Challenge and pocketed
                                                                                                                                               It’s the first time
     Army, so I hope Mike Lee does well,” he said.     crowd, not even the majority of fans was wear-                                                                                 just more than $15, 000 for his
                                                                                                                                            the organiza-
                                                       ing a cowboy hat or brush-popper, which attests                                                                             efforts.
     Army Strong                                                                                                                         tion has
                                                       to the changing demographics of the PBR.                                                                                 If the PBR takes a page from the Na-
                                                          “Advertising Age” magazine touts bull                                                                           tional Football League, which holds its
        The U.S. Army is the official sponsor of three
                                                       riding as America’s fastest growing spectator                                                               all-star competition in Hawaii
     PBR riders. Mike Lee was the only one to make
                                                       sport.                                                                                                      following the Super Bowl, islanders can expect
     it to the final rounds of the 2006 Ford Tough
                                                          PBR spokesperson, Denise Abbott, said                                                                          to see them back next year.
     Professional Bull Riding World Finals held Nov.
                                                       more than 100 million viewers tune in                                                                                     The PBR kicks off its 2007 world-ti-
     4-5 in Las Vegas, Nev.
                                                       each year to watch the PBR on Fox,                                                                                                     tle race, called the Built
        Sporting the signature black and gold uni-
                                                       NBC, VERSUS and foreign television                                                                                                       Ford Tough Series, in
     form of PBR Team Army, Lee signed autographs
                                                       networks worldwide.                                                                                                                       New York City on
     for fans at Tropics on Schofield Barracks, Nov.
                                                          With gratuitous product place-                                                                                                          Jan. 6-7.
     16.




          Average height of bull
         riders is 5 feet 7 inches
         and the average weight
           is 160 – 170 pounds.




                                                                                                                                                                                     A bucking bull is in his
                                                                                                                                                                                      prime at age 5 or 6
                                                                                                                                                                                     and may retire as late
                                                                                                                                                                                           as age 13.




          The cost of a champion-line
          bucking bull can go as high
         as $500,000. As a bull devel-                                                                                                                                                A fleece-lined flankstrap
           ops a proven record in the                                                                                                                                                  encircles the bull’s mid-
           arena, his value increases.                                                                                                                                                  section to enhance its
                                                                                                                                                                                      natural bucking motion.
                                                                                                                                        The Kevlar vest absorbs
                                                                                                                                         shock and protects the
                                                                                                                                        torso from punctures by
                                                                                                                                            hoofs and horns.


                              Bulls are scored on
                              each ride, whether
                           or not the rider reaches                                                                              Rob Bell of Houston, British Columbia, tangoes with "Western Hauler Dip" during the
                                   8 seconds.                                                                                    Professional Bull Riders Hawaii All Star Challenge at the Blaisdell Center, Nov. 17.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                   Aliamanu (AMR) Chapel
                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Catholic
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – Mass
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sunday, 9:45 a.m. – Religious
                                                                                                                                                                                                     education (Sept. – May only)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Gospel
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sunday,11 a.m. – Sunday school
                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Sept. – June only)
                24 / Today                                                                                                                                                                           Sunday, 12:30 p.m. – Worship
  Thanksgiving Coloring Contest —                                                                                                                                                                    service
Youth, grades kindergarten through sixth, are                                                                                                                                                        • Protestant
invited to show off their artistic side in the                                                                                                                                                       Sundays, 9:45 a.m. – Worship
                                                                                                                                                                                                     service
Tropics coloring contest.                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday,11 a.m. – Sunday school
  Come to Tropics on Schofield Barracks                                                                                                                                                              (Sept. – June only)
and color a turkey. Entry deadline is Nov. 24.                                                                                                                                                     Fort DeRussy Chapel
Prizes will be awarded to the top three win-                                                                                                                                                       836-4599
ners. Call 655-5687.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Catholic
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Saturday, 5 p.m. – Mass in chapel
               28 / Tuesday                                                                                                                                                                          (May – Aug.)
  Blood Drive — Come to Tropics, Nov.                                                                                                                                                                Saturday, 6 p.m. – Mass on the beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Protestant
28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to donate blood and help                                                                                                                                                        Sunday, 9 a.m. – Worship service
save a life. An application and question/an-
swer time will be required of all donors. No                                                                                                                                                       Fort Shafter Chapel
                                                                                                                                                                                                   836-4599
preregistration is required. Call 655-5697.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Contemporary Protestant
                                                                                                                                                 Landy Stewart Miyake l Pacific Media Publishing
                 1 / Friday                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday, 9 a.m. – “The Wave”
  BOSS Holiday Cookies — Better Op-
portunity for Single Soldiers is accepting do-
                                                    Kicking the habit                                                                                                                                worship service

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Helemano (HMR) Chapel
nations of cookie dough for its Holiday              Spc. Maria McGee stops by and takes in “no-holds-barred” graphics at the Army Public Health Nursing display set up the Great                    • Contemporary Protestant
Cookie program. Soldiers will bake cookies           American Smokeout, Nov. 16, at the Schofield Barracks Post Exachange. Annually, on the third Thursday in November, the                          Sunday, 10 a.m. – Worship service
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and children’s church
Dec. 1 and then mail them, along with                American Cancer Society encourages smokers to make a pledge to quit smoking.
cards, to Hawaii-based Soldiers deployed                                                                                                                                                           Main Post Chapel 655-9307
                                                     Army Public Health Nursing offers six-week tobacco cessation classes at Schofield Barracks for military and retirees, their family
to Iraq. To volunteer or donate, call 655-                                                                                                                                                           • Catholic
                                                     members, and Department of the Army civilians wanting to kick the habit. For scheduling information, call 433-8675.
1130.                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday, 9 a.m. – CCD & RCIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – Mass
                                                 Shafter or Peterson Center, Schofield Bar-       4227 to register for the workshop.                Cost varies by location and children’s           • Collective Protestant
   Teen Social — Teens are invited to come                                                                                                                                                           Sunday, 9 a.m. – Worship service
have fun with friends at the Schofield Bar-      racks, on Parents Night Out, and then enjoy                                                     pricing is available. Call Hale Ikena at 438-       Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday school
                                                 a nice night out on the town.                                                                                                                       • Gospel
racks Teen Center Social. The fun will last                                                          Video Messenger — Deploying Soldiers 1947 or the Nehelani at 655-4466 for reser-                Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday school
from 7 to 9:30 p.m.                                 Children enrolled in Parents Night Out        are invited to participate in the “Read to the vations or information.                             Sunday, 12 p.m. – Worship service
   Cost is $3 for members and $4 for non-        must be registered with CYS no later than        Kids” pre-deployment program at Sgt. Yano
                                                 noon, Dec. 1. Reservations are first-come,                                                                                                        MPC Annex, building 791
members. Call 655-0445.                                                                           library. DVD or VHS recordings will be            Homeschool Support Group — Home-
                                                 first-served. Call 655-8313.                     made of Soldiers reading their child’s fa- schooled students are invited to join bi-               • Chalice circle
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tuesday, 7 p.m.
               2 / Saturday                                                                       vorite stories.                                weekly group meetings for special activities,       • Islamic prayers and study
   Holiday Fun Fest — Get into the holiday                       4 / Monday                          This video messenger can also be used to including arts and crafts, field trips, sci-
                                                                                                  record birthday, anniversary and holiday ence experiments, computer classes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Friday, 1 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Buddhist
spirit at the annual Aliamanu Holiday Fun           Moanalua Gardens Walking Trip —                                                                                                                  4th Sunday, 1 p.m.
Fest that will kick off with a community pa-     Walkers are invited to explore Moanalua          messages. To make an appointment, call more.
rade at 9 a.m. on Bougainville Loop in Alia-                                                      655-8002.                                         Call 655-8326 for a copy of the current        Soldiers Chapel
                                                 Gardens and enjoy the gardens, koi pond
manu Military Reservation (AMR).                 and taro patch from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.                                                       calendar or for registration information.           • Catholic
   Come to the Youth Center from 10 a.m. to                                                          SKIES Unlimited — Music Lady School                                                             Friday – Saturday, 12 p.m. –
                                                    Limited transportation is available from                                                                                                         Adoration (24 hours)
2 p.m. for holiday fun and entertainment.        Schofield Barracks. Call 655-0112 or e-mail      of Music is offering classes in piano, vocal      Nueva en la Biblioteca — The                     • Protestant
Guests will enjoy crafts, games, bouncers, re-                                                    training, flute, recorder and violin for bud- Sgt. Yano Library on Schofield Barracks              Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – Worship
                                                 Elizabeth.thunstedt@schofield.army.mil by                                                                                                           service
freshments, pictures with Santa, and more.       Dec. 1 to register.                              ding musicians through Schools of Knowl- now has a collection of books and video-
Bring an ornament to decorate the library                                                         edge, Inspira-tion, Exploration & Skills cassettes in Spanish. Books are available               Tripler AMC Chapel 433-5727
Christmas tree or bring presents to the gift-                 6 / Wednesday                       (SKIES) Unlimited.                             for children of all ages along with a wide se-      • Catholic
wrapping station, which charges $1 per gift     Santa Meet and Greet — Santa is                      Classes are available at the Schofield Bar- lection of adult fiction. Call 655-0145.            Sunday, 11 a.m. – Mass
— free for Blue Star Card Holders. Call 6833-                                                     racks and AMR Youth Centers. Private les-                                                          Monday – Friday, 12 p.m. – Mass
                                              making a special appearance at the Fort                                                                                                                Saturday, 5 p.m. – Mass
0920.                                         Shafter Library at 3 p.m. Come make a hol-          sons are $95 per month and group lessons          Arts and Crafts Center — Need a                  • Protestant
                                                                                                  are $55 per month. Call 655-9818.              gift fast? Stop by the Arts and Crafts              Sunday, 9 a.m. – Worship service
                                              iday craft and listen to a story from Santa.
   Holiday Rubber Stamping — Stamp out Call 438-9521.                                                                                            Center and choose from a variety of island        Wheeler Chapel
boring holiday decorations. Adults, come                                                             DoD Employees — Don’t have the time crafts, including mirrors, baskets, wood-

                                                            Ongoing
stamp a card, treat bag or a gift tag at hol-                                                                                                                                                        • Catholic
                                                                                                  to take your auto in for an oil change, tire crafts and more. Call 655-6330 at Schofield           Saturday, 5 p.m. – Mass
iday rubber-stamping classes at Sgt. Yano                                                         rotation or balancing? The staff at the Auto Barracks or 438-1315 at Fort Shafter.                 • Collective Protestant
Library, Schofield Barracks, or at the Fort                                                       Craft Shop does.                                                                                   Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – Worship
                                                                                                                                                                                                     service and children’s church
Shafter Library.                                Newcomers’ Hoike — New to Hawai'i?                   The craft shop can complete these jobs         Mystery Shopper Program — Volun-
   The Schofield class will run Dec. 2 from Come join the fun at the Army Communi-                and many other services during regular teers, who shop anonymously at various
2 to 3:30 p.m., and the Fort Shafter class, ty Service (ACS) weekly orientation work-             workdays. Call 655-2271.                       MWR facilities or activities and provide
Dec. 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.                   shop. Learn about community resources                                                              feedback or identify employees who provide
   Advance registration is required and all and Hawaiian culture.                                    Sunday Brunch — Experience a de- legendary service, are needed for the Mys-
supplies will be provided. Call 655-8002        Workshops are held every Tuesday, from            lightful meal featuring popular brunch menu tery Shopper Program.
(Sgt. Yano) or 438-9521 (Fort Shafter).       8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Schofield ACS.        favorites at the Kolekole Bar & Grill,            Approximately three hours may be re-
                                              Free child care is provided from 8:30 a.m. to       Schofield Barracks, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., quired for each assignment, and shoppers
   Parents Night Out — Leave your kids 2:30 p.m. for children enrolled in CYS. Call               or at Fort Shafter’s Hale Ikena from 10 a.m. will be provided with any required spend-
with Child and Youth Services (CYS) at Fort 655-5314 to register for child care and 655-          to 1 p.m.                                      ing money. Call 656-0078.



                                                                28 / Tuesday                        Fort Shafter workshops will be held in the   Guides at each home will tell the story of
                                                    Protestant Women of the Chapel — A            Outreach Center, Building S330, and            how people lived on the plantation.
                                                 place to find laughter, hope and friends,        Schofield Barracks workshops at ACS offices,      Guests will be treated to free samplings of
                                                 join the fall session of PWOC every Tuesday      Building 291.                                  traditional plantation food from various
                                                 through Dec. 15 at the Main Post Chapel            Call the Schofield Barracks ACS at 655-      cultures, a wreath-making workshop, danc-
                                                 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Free on-site child care     4227, or call the Fort Shafter ACS at            ing, singing and a visit from Santa.
                                                 will be available by reservation. Call 206-      438-9285 to schedule an ap-                           Cost is $4 for military and $7 for
                                                 8504.                                            pointment or register for the                         general admission. This event is free
    Send calendar announcements to                                                                workshops.                                              for ages 12 and under.
  community@hawaiiarmyweekly.com.

                24 / Friday                               December                                   The Nutcracker Ballet —
                                                                                                  The Honolulu Dance Theatre
                                                                                                                                                             HPV is located at 94-695
                                                                                                                                                           Waipahu St. in Waipahu.
                                                                                                                                                            For more information call 677-
  Army Community Theatre — Army
Community Theatre presents “Annie,” fea-
                                                                  1 / Friday                      presents “The Hawaiian Nutcracker                0110 or visit www.hawaiiplanta
                                                                                                  Ballet,” Friday and Saturday at 7:30           tionvillage.org.
turing Channing Weir in the title role, at the
                                                    Winter Carnival — Fort Shafter Ele-
                                                                                                  p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Everyone’s Hero
                                                 mentary School will host its Winter Carni-
Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter.
                                                 val Dec. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the school.          Ticket prices start at $16 and can be pur-                  6 / Wednesday                                   (G)
  The show will run Fridays and Satur-                                                            chased at the box office, 1130 Bethel St. Call     Concert and Tree Lighting — The an-                    Friday, 7 p.m.
                                                    Featured at this free event will be re-
days, 7:30 p.m. through December.                                                                 526-0506 or visit www.hawaiitheatre.com. nual Oahu North community Holiday Con-                          Saturday, 2 p.m.
                                                 freshments, games, arts, crafts, bouncers
  Tickets are $15 and $20 for adults,                                                                                                              cert and Tree Lighting Ceremony will be                 Thursday, 7 p.m.
                                                 and a miniature roller coaster. Scheduled to
and $12 and $15 for children, at the                                                                 HPU International Holiday Bazaar — held Dec. 6 on Generals Loop at 6 p.m.
                                                 appear is the 501st Pacific Outpost (au-
ACT Box Office, Season tickets are priced                                                         Hawaii Pacific University will celebrate its Maj. Gen. William H. Brandenburg, Head-
                                                 thentic Star Wars storm troopers) and Alo-
at $60 and $75 for adults, and $45 and                                                            second International Holiday Bazaar from 4 quarters, 8th Sustainment Command and
                                                 ha Santa.
$50 for children, for a four-show musical                                                         to 8 p.m. in downtown Honolulu.                  U.S. Army, Hawaii will deliver the holiday
                                                    Lots of prizes from local restaurants and
series.                                                                                              This event is free and will transform message.
                                                 retailers will be raffled. Proceeds from this
  The season will run through May 2007.                                                           Upper Fort Street Mall into a marketplace of       Santa Claus’s visiting line will open at
                                                 event will benefit the school’s Parent Teacher
Call 438-4480 or view details at                                                                  booths       exhibiting       cultural      and 6:40 p.m., and will continue through the
                                                 Association, classrooms, the student coun-
www.squareone.org/ACT.                                                                            ethnic holiday traditions from around the evening. Scheduled entertainment will in-
                                                 cil and more. Call 841-3665.
                                                                                                  world.                                           clude Wheeler Elementary School and the
               27 / Monday                          Family Employment Readiness Pro-                 HPU’s International Chorale, and Inter- Leilehua High School Band. Call 655-0868
  ACT Auditions — The Army Communi-                                                               national Vocal Ensemble will perform its or 655-8985.
                                                 grams — Family Employment
ty Theatre will hold auditions for Andrew
                                                    Readiness at Army Community Service           Winter Concert, “A Star of Joy,” at 7 p.m.,                                                        Employee of the Month
Lloyd Webber and Tim
                                                 offices will host monthly training work-         at Central Union Church, located at Bereta-                     9 / Saturday                                (PG-13)
  Rice’s “Joseph and the Amazing Techni-                                                                  nia and Punahou streets in Honolu-         A Dino-mite Exhibit — Take a walk on
                                                 shops, including interviewing techniques,                                                                                                                Saturday, 7 p.m.
color Dreamcoat” Nov. 27 through 29.                                                                         lu. HPU’s Chamber Orchestra will the wild side Dec. 9 through Jan. 28 at
                                                 effective job-hunting skills, resume writ-                                                                                                              Wednesday, 7 p.m.
  Auditions will be held in the Richardson                                                                   make its debut performance at the Bishop Museum’s latest traveling exhibit, Di-
                                                 ing, dressing for success, and
Theatre, Fort Shafter, starting at 7 p.m. each                                                               concert.                              nosaurs Alive!
                                                 many more — designed to
night.                                                                                                         Call 543-8071 or e-mail interna       Meet some of the residents of the land
                                                 assist you in your transition
  The musical will be presented Feb. 22                                                                    tional@hpu.edu.                         that time forgot by joining a safari through
                                                 into the workplace.
through March 10 and will be directed by                                                                                                           prehistoric surroundings. Moving, roaring
                                                    Upcoming employment-
ACT producer Vanita Rae Smith.
                                                 centered workshops are                                               2 / Saturday                 dinosaurs, including tyrannosaurus rex, ap-
  Call the ACT box office at 438-4480.                                                                      HPV Plantation Holidays — Re- atosaurus, dilophosaurus, velociraptor and
                                                 scheduled at Fort Shafter
                                                    (FS) and Schofield Barracks (SB):                  live the Plantation Days, the family more will be supplemented with interac-
               28 / Tuesday                         • Employment Orientation – Fri-               event, which takes place the first Saturday tive, hands-on activities and educational
  Service Station Closure — The Schofield                                                         of each month at Hawaii’s Plantation Village displays.
                                                      day, Dec. 1, 8 and 15, from 9 to 10:30
Fueling Facility (Military Service Station),                                                      (HPV), celebrates the holidays – plantation        The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                                      a.m. (SB); Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 9 to
Building 2085, will be closed for mainte-
                                                      10:30 (FS);                                 style Dec. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.           daily and is located at 1525 Bernice St. Ad-                The Marine
nance Nov. 28 and 29.                                                                                Plantation treats will be offered as visitors mission prices are $14.95 for adults and
                                                    • Job Searching in Hawaii – Thursday,                                                                                                                      (PG-13)
  All military, Fire Department, and rental                                                       make their way through an outdoor muse- $11.95 for youth, ages 4-12, and seniors.
                                                      Dec. 7, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (SB);                                                                                                                 Sunday, 7 p.m.
vehicles should fill up fuel prior to these                                                       um that showcases plantation living during Special rates are available for kamaaina,
                                                    • Creating a Winning Resume – Wednes-
dates. No fuel will be issued during these                                                        the early 1900s. Several of the homes will be
                                                      day, Dec. 13, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
days. Call 624-4495.                                                                              decorated in a traditional holiday theme. SEE COMMUNITY CALENDAR, B-3                              The theater is closed Monday & Tuesday.
                                                      (SB)
  COMMUNITY                                                                                                                                                       HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY NOVEMBER 24, 2006 | B-3
                                     of its kind, more than 100 deaf
     Community
      Calendar
                                     and hard-of-hearing children from
                                     around the state will share their
                                     wishes with Santa, Thursday, Dec.
                                     14, 9 a.m. to noon. Pearlridge Up-
                                                                           Making homes a ‘family safe haven’
                                                                           helps Soldiers conquer combat stress
            From B-2                 town, second level.

military patrons, and children age
3 and under.
                                           Ongoing
                                       Honolulu Harbor Holiday                         LANDY STEWART MIYAKE                     A study published by the VFW in March             really believe that everything happens for a
   Call 847-3511 or visit www.bish-
                                    Gobble-fest — The Hong Kong                               Staff Writer                   2003, showed a 62 percent higher divorce             reason. This was our opportunity to rise and
opmuseum.org.
                                    Seafood Restaurant at the Aloha           During combat, Soldiers remove any inkling     rate for combat veterans who set foot in a           serve others. We made a pact together to
                                                                                                                             combat zone. The study included 1,130 vet-           make a difference for our friends and family,”
           11 / Monday              Tower celebrates Thanksgiving all      of emotion so that they may successfully ac-
                                                                                                                             erans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam.          she said.
   HPU Holiday Express Cours- November long with a special                 complish their mission. By doing so, they set
                                                                                                                                Sneath invited Meaghan Long, family readi-           “I hope I can help someone else whose hus-
es — Hawaii Pacific University menu item prepared to serve eight           up an emotional barrier between themselves
                                                                                                                                                    ness group leader at A        band is experiencing combat stress,” she added.
will offer a five-week online term to 10 guests.                           and the outside world.
                                       The 10-course dinner includes          This barrier, however, can lead to problems                           Company, 84th Engineer           Combat stress can challenge a couples’
Dec. 11 through Jan. 12, to help
                                                                                                                                                    Battalion, to share the ex-   faith, and it can also destroy trust and secu-
service members and their families roasted turkey, Alaskan king crab       in marriages and can eventually lead to di-
                                                                                                                                                    periences of her husband      rity in their relationship.
maximize accelerated educational legs, Dungeness crab sautéed with         vorce, but the goal of local Army chaplains is
                                    coconut and garlic, Maine lobster      to immunize families from this problem.                                  and his combat stress.           In a combat zone, all emotion must be re-
opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                       Staff Sgt. Raymond         moved, explained Sneath. Troops don’t have
   Registration is open now for the sautéed with black pepper and but-        At the latest Family Deployment Night at the
                                                                                                                                                    Long was critically in-       time to think or feel anything about what is
classroom-based interim, Dec. 16 ter sauce, Peking duck, tenderloin        main post chapel, Schofield Barracks, Nov. 15,
                                                                                                                                                    jured during a mortar at-     going on around them. It is this emotional sur-
through Jan. 6, and the online hol- steak, steamed fish, smoked salmon     Chaplain (Maj.) Lance Sneath, 8th Theater Sus-
                                    fried rice and mango pudding.          tainment Command, warned combat stress is a                              tack in Balad, Iraq,          vival mode, he said, that can hurt marriages
iday interims.
                                       This meal is available for lunch    quiet killer of marriages. The true damage, he                           Meaghan explained. On         most.
   HPU also offers a new scholar-
                                                                                                                             Sneath                 June 16, 2004, he suf-           Fear, created by being in a combat zone, af-
ship program to assist spouses of or dinner and costs $228.99 for          explained, is done on distant battlefields. It
                                    10 guests. Reservations are required   may surface when Soldiers return home.                                  fered a traumatic brain in-    ter long periods of time, becomes a funda-
military personnel.
                                                                                                                             jury and shrapnel to his brain and back. He has      mental daily issue and breaks down trust in a
   Call HPU Tripler campus, 687- and can be made by calling 566-              According to Sneath, prevention is key in
                                                                                                                             now fully recovered from his physical wounds,        relationship, according to Sneath. Therefore,
7036 or e-mail at tripler@hpu.edu 9989.                                    defeating combat stress. Spouses need to know
                                                                           its impacts, so they don’t take combat stress     she continued before the small audience of           a marital relationship must become a safe
or the Schofield Barracks campus,
                                       Volunteer Opportunities —           personally and can provide a safe environment     about 20, but the emotional and psychologi-          source of healing and support, he explained.
624-9881 or e-mail schofield@
                                    Give back to the community by          for Soldiers.                                     cal scars are still healing.                            “Have faith that you have everything nec-
hpu.edu.
                                                                                                                                “We were going through a difficult time           essary to restore hope and love in your mate,”
   Visit www.hpu.edu/military for volunteering. It is a great way to          “Military families have to be like mini-
                                                                                                                             before he left, but this has brought us closer       he concluded.
more information on specific meet new people, receive valuable             power projection platforms. They do this by
                                                                                                                             together. It really brought things into per-            During the next Family Deployment Night,
course offerings and spouse schol- job experience and support the          sending their Soldiers away, rebuilding when
                                    Army Family.                           they get back, and securing the family when       spective,” said Meaghan Long.                        Jan. 17, 2007, the topic “Separation Anxi-
arship eligibility requirements.
                                       Opportunities are available on      they’re home,” said Sneath. “As a family, we         When asked where she found the strength           ety” will be discussed. The monthly gatherings
                                                                                                                             and courage to survive the ordeal, she replied,      are aimed at helping military families cope
          14 / Thursday             and off post. Free child care at an    have to create a safe haven that promotes
                                                                                                                             “I’ve always had deep faith in the Lord, and I       with the stresses of deployment.
   Signing Santa — Pearlridge hourly rate is provided for up to 20         healing,” he said.
Mall welcomes the state’s lone deaf hours per week for those who vol-
and signing Santa at the 15th An- unteer with ACS.
nual Deaf Santa Celebration.           Visit www.mwrarmyhawaii.com
   In the only yuletide celebration or call 655-4227.
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Patients can control their own pain meds                                                                                                                          Flu vaccine is in
Latest safety device                                                                                                                                                           TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER PUBLIC AFFAIRS
                                                                                                                                                                                                  News Release
enables patients to
                                                                                                                                                                     HONOLULU — Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) will continue
self-medicate with                                                                                                                                                to provide influenza immunizations to Soldiers, hospital staff and fam-
precise dosages                                                                                                                                                   ily members in preparation for the 2006 flu season.
                                                                                                                                                                     Shipments of the flu vaccine, however, have been delayed enroute
              Story and Photos by                                                                                                                                 to Hawaii, so Tripler recommends that beneficiaries check with their
              MARK JACKSON                                                                                                                                        health care provider to check on the availability of their flu shot.
    Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs                                                                                                                       Active duty are required to receive the influenza vaccine each
   HONOLULU — When consider-                                                                                                                                      year, and civilian health care workers are encouraged to receive the
ing the possibility of having sur-                                                                                                                                influenza vaccine as it protects their patients from serious illness. All
gery, one question that often                                                                                                                                     other beneficiaries should also get a flu vaccine, especially for their
comes to mind is, “How painful                                                                                                                                    children, the elderly and beneficiaries with chronic illnesses.
will the recovery be?”                                                                                                                                               Thus far this influenza season,
   One step Tripler Army Medical                    The med-                                              Tripler Army Medical Center, a distinctive coral pink   the Pacific Regional Medical Vaccines will be available to
Center (TAMC) has taken to help                  ication library                                           structure, sits atop Moanalua Ridge and has been       Command in Hawaii is where all authorized adult patrons,
answer this question was the im-                 also provides                                              a familiar landmark on leeward Oahu ever since        most influenza cases are being
                                                                                                             construction was completed in 1948.                                                          hospital staff, and DoD
plementation of 44 patient-con-                  dosing parame-                                                                                                   reported in the Army.
                                                 ters with its lim-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       civilians, Nov. 27 & Dec. 1,
trolled analgesia (PCA) pumps,                                                                                                                                       Two main formulations are
which give patients control of their             its on dosing,”                                                                                                  available for the flu vaccine this TAMC Immunization Clinic.
own pain management with the                     said Thorpe.                                                  safeguards    manage and monitor the narcotic      year: an injectable form and an
press of a button.                                  According to the                                            with the     medication delivered by this new     intranasal spray form. Eligible, healthy individuals from 5–49 years
   According to Doris Thorpe of                  Hospira field sales                                    administration of    bedside automated infusion sys-      old are encouraged to take the intranasal spray.
Tripler Inpatient Nursing Services,              representative,                                       patient-controlled    tem,” Wallace said.                     The TAMC Family Medicine Clinic is currently vaccinating children
patients have the ability to imme-               Stephen Agee, TAMC                                     pain     manage-        “The new pumps will allow us to   6 to 59 months old. Also, the Preventive Medicine Department, along
diately relieve pain on their own,               is the first institution                               ment,” said Col.     track how they are used through-     with the Joint Public Health Working Group, will take the influenza
without having to call staff for as-             on Oahu, and only the                              Arthur P. Wallace,       out the institution using barcode    immunizations to the public in its "Pandemic Roadshow.”
sistance. Patients simply press their            second military hospital                 deputy commander for Tripler       technology,” Tang added. “The in-       Immunizations will be available as follows:
PCA button and deliver their own                 in the U.S., to implement             nursing.                              formation obtained from the new         • Hickam Air Force Base Exchange, Dec. 1.
medication.                                      PCA pumps. Acquisition and im-           “In support of our Patient Safe-   pumps will ultimately improve           • Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Base Exchange, Dec. 2.
   “The clinician must confirm that              plementation was a choice made        ty and Back to Basics initiatives,    pain management and overall pa-         Appointments can be made through the Adult Immunizations
the correct medication and strength              by Tripler leadership to offer the    our Inpatient Pain Management         tient safety.”                       Clinic at Tripler. Call 433-3099.
of the medication has been placed                best health care available for Sol-   team — led by Doris Thorpe, a team
in the pump, once the bar code                   diers, sailors, airmen and Marines.   of trainers and pharmacist Capt.
reader identifies the medication                    “The Hospira PCA pumps pro-        Lisa Tang — is ensuring that all
cartridge.                                       vide the latest technology and        nursing personnel are prepared to
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PT takes patients from trauma to triumph FOB flag
                   Story and Photo by
      STAFF SGT. MICHAEL WESTERFIELD
        Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs
                                                                                                                                                      or surgeries that require long recovery and
                                                                                                                                                      therapy often involve an emotional com-
                                                                                                                                                      ponent, Mills said. “While telling some
                                                                                                                                                                                                      football
                                                                                                                                                                                                      lays it on
   HONOLULU — Jack’s world suddenly                                                                                                                   patients ‘get up, get moving’ might be
started spinning and flipping wildly.                                                                                                                 enough, others require a very different ap-
   In a blur of chaos, his body tumbled to-                                                                                                           proach because their way of life has been
ward the earth. He deployed his reserve                                                                                                               changed dramatically and they have to


                                                                                                                                                                                                      the line
parachute, but he was too low. A loud                                                                                                                 learn how to deal with the mental aspect as
thump marked the sudden stop at the end.                                                                                                              well.”
   A small wind-shear twister that caused                                                                                                                Patients’ lifestyles often need modifica-
the freak accident danced away across the                                                                                                             tion. It’s part of the therapists job to con-
drop zone as dust settled around Jack’s                                                                                                               nect with the patient by teaching them                        Story and Photos by
body. People assumed he was dead. He had                                                                                                              how to use wheel chairs, walkers, crutches                 SGT. TONY WHITE
to be.                                                                                                                                                or canes to maintain as much independence             5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
   But Jack rolled himself over and started                                                                                                           as possible.                                       KIRKUK, Iraq — The quarterback
picking teeth out of his mouth. Medics                                                                                                                   “Connecting with the patients’ thoughts,     drops back, scanning the right side
were there within seconds.                                                                                                                            listening and understanding how their           of the field. His vision focuses on
   Thus began Jack’s long recovery from a                                                                                                             physical disability effects them mentally       his receiver cutting through the
few seconds of terror. Emergency surgery,                                                                                                             and emotionally allows the therapist to         middle of the field.
intensive care, more surgery, and critical                                                                                                            better treat them,” said Lt. Col. David            From his left side, a defender
care soon followed. Eventually, he stabilized                                                                                                         Ghodes, deputy director, TAMC PT Depart-        penetrates the line, coming at him
with 32 bone fractures and unknown ten-                                                                                                               ment. “You’ve got to look them in the eye       from his blindside. The quarter-
don and ligament damage.                                                                                                                              and really see where they’re coming from.       back doesn’t see him; his focus is
   His prognosis was grim.                                                                                                                            It’s the big picture, the whole body and the    downfield.
   Jack’s hip was broken in five places, and                                                                                                          mind,” Ghodes emphasized.                          For military in a combat zone,
some of his leg bone was still on the drop                                                                                                               Physical therapists use motivation, sup-     such as Iraq, the daily grind of
zone. Doctors were uncertain if the Soldier                                                                                                           port, encouragement, a ton of knowledge,        missions in and outside of the wire
would ever walk again.                                                                                                                                and sometimes a good sense of humor to          often can be exhausting. Howev-
   Miraculously, his brain and spine re-                                                                                                              help their patients through, for some, the      er, at Forward Operating Base
mained undamaged, and his spirit was                                                                                                                  biggest challenge of their life.                (FOB) Warrior, service members
strong and willing.                                                                                                                                      “We do all what we can to get you back       have a diversion to the typical de-
   Then came the day a young second lieu-                                                                                                             to normal, or as close as possible,”            ployed life: flag football.
tenant came to Jack’s room.                                                                                                                           said Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Clark, non-            “It feels really good to play
   “Hello.” she said with a great big smile.                                                                                                          commissioned officer in charge, TAMC            here,” said Spc. Damon Bruce, D
                                                     Jennifer Sibble, physical therapist assistant, attaches an electronic pulse machine to the       PT. “I think of how I would like my fami-
“I’m your physical therapist.”                                                                                                                                                                        Troop, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry
                                                     shoulder of Capt. Richard Mindez, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, Hawaii Army
   At first, moving his foot an inch was im-                                                                                                          ly to be treated.                               Regiment. “After working all of
                                                     National Guard.
possible. Raising his elbow off the mat-                                                                                                                 “Patients sometimes feel sorry for them-     these long hours [in Iraq], playing
tress posed a major challenge. It was as if          lated to pain, injury or illness. The seven      tients how to care for themselves as much       selves, and it’s hard to get them to do any-    football really gets your mind off
Jack’s body didn’t remember how to do                therapists and six technicians at Tripler        as possible,” Mills said. “We don’t want        thing,” Clark continued. “They’ve got to        of this place.”
such simple things.                                  Army Medical Center (TAMC) see about             them dependent on us. We teach them how         go through all the stages until they get to        Pfc. Anthony Simmons, E Troop,
   Every successful movement caused sharp            1,800 patients each month.                       and what to do for therapy and for day-to-      acceptance, then we add one more … rehab.       2-6 Cav. Regt., agreed.
pain. Tears were common, but so was en-                 The Physical Therapy Ward at Schofield        day living. Our job is not to do for the pa-       “It’s disappointing to see a patient you        “It’s great for me,” Simmons
couragement. Though each brief session               Barracks sees another 1,500.                     tients, but to teach, coach and be a cheer-     know can do better, but they’re not trying      said. “After working a 12-hour
would soak the Soldier in sweat and some-               According to Col. Megan Mills, direc-         leader, so the patients can do for them-        as hard, for some reason,” he explained.        shift at the FARP [Forward Arming
times made him pass out from pain or ex-             tor, TAMC Physical Therapy, her department       selves.”                                        “We got to keep them moving toward re-          and Refueling Point], you have a
haustion, he looked forward to his therapy.          frequently sees knee, lower back, ankle             The staff uses a wide array of treatments    covery. A lot of our job is motivator.”         lot of stress in you. But I can come
It was his way back from the pit.                    and shoulder injuries.                           including therapeutic exercise, functional         For military patients, an injury or ill-     over here to release some steam on
   Jack set goals, like touching his left ear           Mills said treatment for injuries last from   training, mobilization of joints, soft tissue   ness can end their career. Full recovery        the field and catch a few passes.”
with his left hand and finishing the Great           two weeks to three months, some lasting          message, aquatic-therapy, electronic-ther-      can mean returning to service.                     It’s too late; the defender is a
Aloha Run. He could see progress measured            twice that long or more. The most chal-          apy, heat, cold and more.                          Jack fought his way through recovery.        step too slow. The receiver firmly
in inches and degrees.                               lenging cases, she said, involve neurolog-          While in some ways many patients can         After weeks in the hospital, in a wheelchair,   grasps the ball and tucks it in tight
   Physical therapists specialize in evaluat-        ical issues.                                     be considered routine, each is unique and       on crutches, and then with a cane, he was
ing and treating movement problems re-                  “It’s so important that we teach the pa-      must be treated as such. Injuries, illnesses    finally able to walk on his own.                     SEE FOOTBALL, B-6
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Football: Soldiers pass time, boost morale with long-yard passes
CONTINUED FROM B-5                             runs into the end zone untouched. His
                                               teammates are the only ones still running
to his body as he runs across the field        after him, celebrating like one of them ac-
with defenders reaching for his flag.          tually crossed the goal line.
   As a member of the FARP unit for E             “Half of our team works the FARP op-
Troop, 2-6th Cav. Regt., Sgt. Jermaine         eration, and the other half works in the
Seeger said his unit’s leadership makes it     motor pool,” Simmons said. “Out here
possible for Soldiers to take a step away      we can unite as one.”
from the routine.                                 “When you get all these guys out here
   “We have good leadership,” Seeger           playing, it’s a boost in the unit moral,”
said. “Our job is to help the pilots get off   Bruce added. “It’s a great help in build-
the ground and keep them moving. We do         ing camaraderie in the unit. It feels good.”
have a little more [extra] time than oth-         The team masses in the end zone cel-
er people, but at the same time, we have       ebrating the touchdown, giving no
to stay ready and not get complacent. But      thoughts to the fact they are in Iraq.
[leadership] still gives us the time, maybe       “This is great what they have going on
an hour or so, to get a game in.”              here at FOB Warrior,” Seeger concluded.
   The defender fully extends his body,        “It’s fun and games, but the missions          Above — The Bus Riders (offense) line up against the Posse during the Fall Flag Football
reaching for the flag inches away.             continue.”                                     League playoffs Saturday at Forward Operating Base Warrior.
   The ball still tightly in his grip, the        But now it’s the playoffs, and every        Right — Spc. Damon Bruce, D Troop, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, looks downfield
receiver turns the corner up field. He         game counts.                                   during the Fall Flag Football League playoffs Saturday at Forward Operating Base Warrior.


                                    awarded, along with participation         (Wheeler and Helemano) or 655- day and Monday to watch all of                                                         walkers. Its focus is training to
                                    ribbons.                                  6464 (Schofield).                     your favorite football games. En-                                               finish the Honolulu Marathon Dec.
                                       Registration will be held from 4                                             joy all-you-can-eat food, several                                               10. Call 655-4692.
                                    to 5 p.m., and cost is $4 per rider.                 2 / Saturday               specials, and lucky number prizes.
                                    BMX races will begin at 5 p.m.,              Ladies Golf Clinic — Ladies, Call 655-5697.                                                                                29 / Wednesday
                                    and refreshments will be provided.        sharpen those golfing skills at a                                                                                        Motocross Track — Get your
                                       Races are held every second and        free golf clinic. This clinic will be    Cardio Kickboxing — Cardio                                                   speed on at the RPM Motocross
                                    fourth Saturdays. Volunteers are          held from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Leile- kickboxing can help develop car-             Send community announcements         Track. The track is located in the
                                    needed to help make this event a          hua Golf Course located outside dio-vascular fitness, improve bal-                      to community@                 Campbell Industrial Park and will
            24 / Today              success. Visit www.mwrarmy-               the Wheeler Army Air Field front ance, and may enhance self-con-                     hawaiiarmyweekly.com.            be open Wednesday and Saturday
   Product Demonstration Day hawaii.com, www.armybmx.org                      gate.                                 fidence.                                                                        nights, from 5 to 10 p.m., and Sun-
— Golfers are invited to come to or call 656-1601.                               All required equipment will be        Classes are offered at the Fort                   25 / Saturday              days, noon until sundown. Mini
Leilehua Golf course to try new                                               provided. Advance reservations Shafter Physical Fitness Center,                     Paws on the Path — Join the       and full-size classes will be held.
products from Nike’s 2007 line.        Witness the Smackdown —                are recommended. To reserve a Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30                   Paws on the Path hiking club Nov.    The cost is $15 for open practice.
   Visit the pro shop between 10 Come watch Hawaii Champi-                    space, call 655-4653.                 to 5:30 p.m. Call instructor Daryl-        25 for its monthly hike. This hike   For class and schedule informa-
a.m. and 2 p.m. to get fitted for onship Wrestling at the Schofield                                                 Lynn Gandaoli at 779-4495.                 will cover Maunawili Ditch Trail in  tion, call 597-9020.
new clubs or try any of Nike’s Tropics, Nov. 25. Doors will open                          3 / Sunday                                                           Waimanalo.
other new products. Call 655- at 6 p.m. and matches will start at
4653.                               7 p.m.
                                       The cost is $5 for guests ages 12
                                                                                 Bowling Tournament — A “5
                                                                              Game, No Tap” tournament will be
                                                                              held at the Schofield Bowling Cen-
                                                                                                                         SKIES Martial Arts — Come
                                                                                                                      and learn Hawaii Okinawa
                                                                                                                      Kenpo Karate-Do Shudokan
                                                                                                                                                                  The detailed map to the trail-
                                                                                                                                                               head can be found at www.hawa-
                                                                                                                                                               ianhumane.org/news. Hikers will
                                                                                                                                                                                                        December
   Holiday Winter Blast Tour- and up, $3 for ages 11 and under,               ter, Dec. 3. Check-in will be at 1      (HOKK), a martial arts program           meet between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.                  1 / Friday
nament — Soldiers are invited and free for children ages 5 and                p.m., and the cost is $20 per           taught by master instructors, at         This hike starts promptly at 9 a.m.    Hunter Education Courses —
to participate in the Army Hawaii under. Call 655-5697.                       bowler. Call 655-0573.                  the Schools of Knowledge, Inspi-         Bring snacks and enough water The Hawaii Department of Land
3-on-3 basketball and extreme                                                                                         ration, Exploration & Skills             for people and pets.                 & Natural Resources is offering
dodge ball competition. Teams will             28 / Tuesday                             9 / Saturday                  (SKIES).                                    For more details, e-mail Hunter Education classes.
be comprised of company-level          Youth Sports Registration —               Golf Sale — Don’t miss the              HOKK teaches self-discipline          hhs@hawaiianhumane.org.                Subjects to be covered include
active duty Soldiers.               Nov. 28 is the last day to register       holiday sale at Leilehua Pro Shop,      and dedication to overcoming ob-                                              wildlife identification and conser-
   Competitions will be held for for youth sports basketball and              Dec. 9 and 16. Enjoy great savings      stacles.                                            26 / Sunday               vation, firearms and archery
north and south regions. Only 20 cheerleading. The program is                 from various golf vendors. Pa-             Classes are $35 per month or             Honolulu Marathon Clinic — safety, survival, game care and
teams can participate, and the reg- open to youth born between 1988           trons will receive free holiday gift    $105 per semester; family dis-           Looking to get in shape and run a more.
istration deadline is Nov. 27. To and 2001.                                   wrapping with every purchase.           counts are available.                    marathon? Join the free Honolulu       The free classes are Dec. 1,
register, call 655-0856.               Cost is $60 per person for bas-        Call 655-2266.                             Classes are offered for students      Marathon Clinic, led by Dr. Jack from 5:45 to 10 p.m., and Dec. 2,
                                    ketball and cheerleading, and $20                                                 in grades first through tenth, and       Scaff and his trained staff. The 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are
           25 / Saturday            for cheerleaders who have a uni-
   BMX Racing — Come to the form from the previous season.
BMX track at Wheeler Army Air The season will begin in February.
                                                                                    Ongoing                           parents are welcome to take class-
                                                                                                                      es also.
                                                                                                                         New students start at the be-
                                                                                                                                                               clinic will be held Nov. 26 and family-friendly and open to any-
                                                                                                                                                               Dec. 3 at 7:30 a.m. at Kapiolani one age 10 years and older.
                                                                                                                                                               Park at 3833 Paki Ave.                 Upcoming class dates are
Field for BMX racing. First, second    Call 836-1923 (Aliamanu), 438-          Fabulous Football Weekends             ginning of each month. Call 655-            This clinic stresses slow, recre- Dec. 15 & 16. Register by calling
and third place ribbons will be 9336 (Fort Shafter), 655-0883                 — Come to the Tropics, every Sun-       5525.                                    ational running, for beginners and 587-0200.

								
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