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. Vanessa Perez | 15th Airlift Wing Communication Squadron Multimedia Center Just in time for the 307th relocates to Hawaii from Korea holidays, Tripler announces its flu shot 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. B-1 Bonus for referrals increases to $2,000 Kalakaua DAISY BUENO Army News Service WASHINGTON — Bonuses have doubled to prospective Soldier has not already met with a recruiter. The bonus, however, is not paid to Soldiers referring members of their immediate families, asked to submit such personal information as their social security number to facilitate payment. Referrals may also be made toll free at 1- residents get new $2,000 for Soldiers and retirees referring fu- ture Soldiers to the Referral Bonus Pilot Pro- to include spouses, children, parents, step- 800-223-3735, extension 6-0473. gram. parents and siblings. The bonus is paid in two lump sums. The Active duty and reserve component Sol- Referrals should be made through the Army first half is paid when the Soldier begins ba- diers, and Army retirees, are eligible for the re- ferral bonus. Soldiers working in the Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program, Special Re- Referral System, Sergeant Major of the Army Recruiting Team, Web site at www.usarec. army.mil/smart. An Army Knowledge Online (AKO) user sic training, and the second half is paid after the Soldier graduates from One-Station Unit Training or Advanced Individual Training. There are no retroactive provisions to the rec center Story and Photo by cruiter Assistance Program, Active Duty for name and password are required to use the change. Sponsors who provided referrals be- Special Work Program, or the Future Soldier site, at which Soldiers must first establish a fore Nov. 13 are only eligible for the $1K AIKO BRUM Managing Editor Training Program are also eligible if the user account to make a referral. Users will be bonus. 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- play for love of game SPC. JOANNA N. AMBERGER rior exercise is MOUT [Military ly Housing 117th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Hawaii Army Operations in Urban Terrain] (AHFH), dur- B-6 National Guard training and sharing what we ing a ceremo- 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 A-2 | NOVEMBER 24, 2006 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY NEWS & COMMENTARY We want to hear from you... The Hawaii Army Weekly welcomes DoD announces troop rotations for next year ice support units smaller than brigade-size el- bat support and combat service support units Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of articles from Army organizations, an- DONNA MILES nouncements from the general pub- American Forces Press Service ements, Whitman said. smaller than brigade-size elements for de- U.S. Central Command, told the Senate lic about community events of interest WASHINGTON — Defense Department of- Major units to be included in the upcom- ployment in support of Operation Enduring Armed Services Committee on Nov. 15 that to the military community, and letters ficials announced Nov. 17 the first of the ma- ing rotation are: Freedom, officials said. the Iraqi armed forces, while under sectari- and commentaries. jor units scheduled to deploy to Iraq and • 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters, Fort Both announcements reflect continued an pressure, continue to perform effective- If you have newsworthy ideas or Afghanistan for the next rotations in support Stewart, Ga.; U.S. commitment to Iraq and Afghanistan ly across Iraq. stories you’d like to write, coordinate of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring • 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort and are based on ground conditions on the Abizaid said “significant progress” is be- with the managing editor at 655-4816, Freedom (in Afghanistan). Riley, Kan.; ground and recommendations by military ing made in transitioning security responsi- or e-mail editor@hawaiiarmyweek- The announcement affects about 57,000 • 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort commanders in both countries, Whitman bilities to capable Iraqi forces. Iraqis and ly.com. service members to deploy to Iraq and about Lewis, Wash.; said. All recommendations are made in con- Americans alike believe that Iraq can stabi- The editorial deadline for articles • 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort sultation with the Iraqi and Afghan gov- lize and that the key to stabilization is ef- 8,300 troops to deploy to Afghanistan be- and announcements is the Friday pri- Benning, Ga.; ernments. fective, loyal, non-sectarian Iraqi security ginning in early 2007, Bryan Whitman, or to Friday publications. Prior coor- • 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Conditions on the ground are sometimes forces, coupled with an effective govern- dination is mandatory. deputy assistant secretary of defense for media operations said. These troops will Fort Bragg, N.C.; and hard to predict due to evolving situations in ment of national unity, he said. Articles must be text or Word files serve as replacements for currently deployed • 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy. both countries, Whitman acknowledged, Meanwhile, the 35,000-member Afghan with complete information, no abbre- viations; accompanying photographs forces, and will serve during the 2007 to DoD also announced that some 1,500 emphasizing the need for flexibility “to be National Army is growing in both numbers must be digital, high resolution, jpeg 2009 timeframe, he said. members of the South Carolina Army Na- able to adjust our forces to meet the mission.” and capability and helping ensure that ter- files with captions and bylines. The Iraq announcement involves about tional Guard’s 218th Brigade Combat Team DoD will continue to announce major rorists never again take sanctuary within The Hawaii Army Weekly is an au- 20,000 Soldiers assigned to an Army will deploy to Afghanistan beginning early unit deployments as decisions are made and the country’s borders, officials said. NATO’s thorized newspaper and is published division headquarters and five Army combat next year to train the Afghan national se- units alerted, he said. The individual servic- Internal Security Assistance Force took the in the interest of the U.S. Army com- brigades. It also includes about 27,000 active curity forces. es will announce the smaller, supporting lead for security and stability operations munity in Hawaii. duty and 10,000 reserve component troops In addition, DoD alerted about 6,200 ac- units to be included in the upcoming rota- throughout the country Oct. 5 to support that All editorial content of the Hawaii serving in combat support and combat serv- tive duty troops and 600 reservists in com- tions. effort. Army Weekly is the responsibility of the U.S. Army, Hawaii Public Affairs Office, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii LIGHTNING SPIRIT 96857. Contents of the Hawaii Army Weekly are not necessarily the offi- cial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or the Department of the Native American Soldiers Alcohol among life’s stinks Army. The Hawaii Army Weekly is printed by The Honolulu Advertiser, a private firm in no way connected with the 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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- email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com However, cleaning the floor did not address the heart of the prob- traditional sculpture at the Sweet Willow In- firstname.lastname@example.org 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- APO AP Zip 962-966 ing, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.” (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 13th MP Det. Family Member Family Member 406th MI Co. 3rd IBCT Military Signal Analyst Truck Driver Policeman DEPLOYED FORCES HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY NOVEMBER 24, 2006 | A-3 3rd Brigade builds a ‘gathering place’ at FOB Story and Photos by Left — Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeffery P. where you needed SPC. MIKE ALBERTS Lein, brigade food advisor, 3rd Infantry it,” said Pfc.Christopher 3rd Brigade Public Affairs Brigade Combat Team, ensures that each McCoil, food service specialist, of his cuts are standard when making Headquarters and Headquarters Com- TUZ, Iraq — When many were growing recent renovations to the dining facility at 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. A-4 | NOVEMBER 24, 2006 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY NEWS 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. NEWS HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY NOVEMBER 24, 2006 | A-5 ‘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.” A-6 | NOVEMBER 24, 2006 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY NEWS 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. annual, mandatory SAEDA (Subversion Dec. 1; hicle Registration will now be open 9 a.m. listed commissioning program, and other News and Espionage Directed against the Army) briefing, required training per Army Reg- ulation 381-12 for all Department of the - Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Bay, Marine Corps Exchange, Dec. 2. – Installation Access Pass will be open - Tripler Immunization Clinic, Nov. 27 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. AMEDD training opportunities at the fol- lowing locations: – IPAP, Schofield Barracks Main Post Briefs Army personnel, annually. and Dec. 1, for all service members, TAMC Conference Room, Dec. 11, 9 a.m. Briefings are scheduled for Nov. 29 at 2 staff, adult family members, Department 11 / Monday – American Eye Care Professionals p.m. at Richardson Theater, Fort Shafter, of Defense civilians and retirees. Health Plan Open Season — (AECP), Schofield Barracks Main Post Send calendar announcements to and Nov. 30 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Open season for the Federal Employees Conference Room, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. email@example.com. Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks. New Access Pass Hours — The Di- Health Benefits (FEHB) program, the Fed- – IPAP, Tripler’s Kaiser Auditorium, Dec. Call 438-1872. rector of Emergency Access Control offices eral Flexible Spending Account (FSA) pro- 12, 9 a.m. 24 / Today on Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter gram and the Federal Employees Dental – AECP, Tripler’s Kaiser Auditorium, Holiday Closure — The Vehicle Reg- istration Office (Access Control Section) of the Department of Emergency Services December have permanently changed office hours. and Vision Insurance program (FEDVIP) The following are the permanent changes: begins Dec. 11. — Schofield Barracks, Leilehua Golf Find topical information and previous Dec. 12, 10 a.m. – Health Profession Scholarship Pro- gram, Tripler’s Kaiser Auditorium, Dec. Office, Building 6508, will be closed Nov. 1 / Friday Course, Building 6508. Vehicle Registration newsletter editions at www.abc.army.mil. 12, 11 a.m. 24. Normal hours will resume Nov. 27. Call Flu Shot Schedule — Tripler Army will now be open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Call 502-626-0386 or e-mail ipap@us- 655-8940. Medical Center (TAMC) Preventive Medi- Monday through Friday. USAREC Health Profession Briefing arec.army.mil for unit briefings. cine Department will host a “Pandemic – Installation Access Pass will be open — U.S. Army Recruiting Command will For Soldiers who can't attend the brief- 29 / Wednesday Roadshow.” Immunizations will be avail- 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday sponsor briefings on the Interservice ings, visit the following Web sites for de- SAEDA / OPSEC Community Brief — able as follows: and Friday. Physician Assistant Program (IPAP), the tailed information: www.usarec.army.mil The Hawaii Resident Office will offer the - Hickam Air Force Base Exchange, — Fort Shafter Flats, Building 1599. Ve- Army Medical Department (AMEDD) en- or www.goarmyhealthcare.com. 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. B-2 | NOVEMBER 24, 2006 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY COMMUNITY 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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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. B-4 | NOVEMBER 24, 2006 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY HEALTH 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 HEALTH / SPORTS & FITNESS HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY NOVEMBER 24, 2006 | B-5 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 B-6 | NOVEMBER 24, 2006 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY SPORTS & FITNESS 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 firstname.lastname@example.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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