Reserve Soldier dies in rollover by jqu13899

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									                                                                                                                                                              VOL. 38 NO. 26 | JULY 3, 2009




   INSIDE                                                                                                                                                                                            Reserve
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Soldier
                                                                                                                                                                                                     dies in
                                                                                                                                                                                                     rollover
                                                                                                                                                                                                      9TH MISSION SUPPORT COMMAND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  News Release
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Department of Defense
                                                                                                                                                                                                     announced, Friday, the death of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Soldier who was supporting Op-

  Warrior task                                                                                                                                                                                       eration
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Iraqi Free-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     dom.
    18th MEDCOM                                                                                                                                                                                          Spc.
completes first training                                                                                                                                                                             Casey L.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hills, 23,
exercise since standing                                                                                                                                                                              of Salem,
     up as a unit.                                                                                                                                                                                   Ill., died
                                                                                                                                                                                                     June 24 in
          A-7                                                                                                                                                                                        Iraq, of
                                                                                               1st Lt. Brandon Phillips | 84th Engineer Battalion (Construction Effects), 18th Engineer Brigade      i n j u r i e s Hills
                                                                                                                                                                                                     sustained


Holiday traffic                  Down and dirty                                                                                                                                                      during a vehicle rollover.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Hills was assigned to the 100th
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regi-
                                 NINEWA PROVINCE, Iraq — Spc. Justin Eskew, a tracked vehicle repairer with Forward Support Company (FSC),                                                           ment, Pago Pago, American

  advisory
                                 84th Engineer Battalion (Construction Effects), 18th Engineer Brigade, troubleshoots an M870 trailer that had                                                       Samoa.
                                 recently been damaged during a mission, here, June 16. The Soldiers of the FSC keep 406 vehicles, generators and                                                        The circumstances surrounding
                                 engineer equipment ready for the fight.                                                                                                                             the incident are under investi-
  Traffic will be severly                                                                                                                                                                            gation.
 impacted on Schofield
   Barracks during the
  Fourth of July events.
 Primary roads affected     552nd MP Soldier earns Bronze Star with Valor                                                                                                                            Privatizing
 will be Cadet Sheridan
   and Trimble roads.
                                                 Story and Photo by
                                          SPC. JENNIFER PREMER
                                                                                                                                                 Left — Sgt. Justin Cooper (right), 552nd
                                                                                                                                                 Military Police (MP) Company, 728th MP
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Army lodging
The commisary parking
     lot will be closed
  beginning 7:45 p.m.
                                 8th Sustainment Brigade (Provisional) Public Affairs
                               HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION —
                                                                                                                                                 Battalion, receives the Bronze Star Medal with
                                                                                                                                                 Valor from Maj. Gen. Raymond Mason, com-
                                                                                                                                                 mander, 8th Theater Sustainment Command,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     will increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                     quality of life
                            Soldiers from the 728th Military Police Bat-                                                                         at a ceremony held at Helemano Military
today-midnight Sunday.      talion came together, June 23, at the chapel,                                                                        reservation chapel Tuesday. Cooper applied
                            here, to see one of their own recognized for                                                                         life-saving first aid to a fellow Soldier who was
  See News Briefs,          his heroic efforts in Iraq.                                                                                          wounded in an attack in Iraq in 2007.
                               Sgt. Justin Cooper, military police (MP) of-                                                                                                                             INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT
     A-4 & B-1.
                            ficer, 552nd MP Company, 728th MP Battal-                                                                            ment Command, spoke about the meaning of                COMMAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
                            ion, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal                                                                               the national anthem, which ends with “and                        News Release
                            with Valor after providing lifesaving first                                                                          the home of the brave?” Maj. Gen. Mason                 WASHINGTON — The U.S.

     Fourth                 aid to another Soldier while stationed in                                                                            highlighted the question mark at the end.           Army announced, June 12, that it
                            Iraq in 2007.                                                                                                           “As we stand here today, that question has       will transfer the first 10 installa-
                               Cooper’s squad from the 552nd MP Co.                                                                              been answered by Sgt. Cooper,” he said.             tions under the Army’s Privati-

   happenings
                            had just completed inventory of an arms                                                                                 Cooper, however, does not take all the           zation of Army Lodging (PAL)
                            room in the Al Rashidayah local police sta-                                                                          credit for his bravery.                             program on Aug. 15, 2009.
                            tion, Oct. 16, 2007. As they were leaving                                                                               Cooper thanked the Soldiers who were                 The transfer is a reinforcement
                            the station, the squad was hit by a Ruchnaya                                                                         also involved in the incident for their assis-      of the U.S. Army’s commitment to
    Opportunities to        Kumulyativnaya Granata (RKG-3) handheld                                                                              tance, and he thanked his wife.                     improving its transient lodging to
  celebrate the birth of    grenade.                                                                                                                “I thank God that things turned out the          enhance the quality of life of Sol-
   our nation abound           Cooper immediately took control of the sit-                 getting everyone to safety.                           way they did that day,” said Cooper. “Brown         diers and their families.
 throughout the island.     uation and ordered everyone to evacuate                           “I appreciate the training we get a lot            lost his leg, but several people could have lost        Actus Lend Lease will perform
                            the vehicle. However, Pfc. Michael Brown                       more now,” said Cooper. “It’s because of that         their lives.”                                       the redevelopment of the lodging
See B-1 & Community         was badly injured and unable to do so on his                   training that I was able to react without                Though Brown is currently in Washington,         facilities, and lodging operations
                            own.                                                           thinking about it.”                                   D.C., receiving treatment, he and Cooper            will be assumed by the InterCon-
    Calendar, B-2.                                                                                                                               and their families are still in touch and speak
                               Cooper was able to remove Brown from                           During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Raymond                                                                 tinental Hotels Group (IHG).
                            the vehicle, stop the bleeding, and assist in                  Mason, commander, 8th Theater Sustain-                on a weekly basis.                                      “PAL brings world-class lodg-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ing practices and private sector
                                                                                                                                                                                                     investment to support quality of

                            Army limits re-enlistment options for rest of fiscal year                                                                                                                life requirements of our Soldiers,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     families and civilians as they
                                                                                                                                                                                                     serve,” said Lt. Gen. Robert Wil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     son, assistant chief of staff for in-
                                       C. TODD LOPEZ                            success in growing the force          es, reductions in the number             listment option eligibility. Ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     stallation management.
                                        Army News Service                       and meeting and exceeding our         of military occupational spe-            cording to the policy message,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Most of Army Lodging employ-
                               WASHINGTON — In an ef-                           retention mission, the Army           cialties eligible for a selective        if Soldiers want to re-enlist be-     ees affected by the transfer will re-
                            fort to slow the momentum of                        has been taking steps to slow         re-enlistment bonus, suspen-             tween June 27 and Sept. 30,           ceive offers of employment from
                            what has been an exceptional-                       retention and overproduction          sion of the retention mission            they may be limited to a two-         IHG. Retained employees will have
                            ly productive year in recruiting                    for the remainder of the fiscal       and most recently, two-year              year re-enlistment under the          their Army Lodging employment
                            and retention, the Army has                         year,” said Sgt. Maj. Dean            re-enlistments,” he explained.           “Regular Army Re-enlistment”          honored as IHG service time.
                            limited re-enlistment options                       Drummond, Army senior career             In a Department of the Army           option.                                   Seven of the 10 affected Army
                            during the last three months of                     counselor, G-1 Army Retention.        (DA) retention policy message               By the beginning of fiscal         Lodging general managers have

    100 years               fiscal year 2009.
                               “Due to the Army’s great
                                                                                   “These steps have included
                                                                                reductions in retention bonus-
                                                                                                                      released June 25, the Army
                                                                                                                      spelled out changes to re-en-               SEE OPTIONS, A-8                        SEE QUALITY, A-8

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                            Zero energy home pilot program earns AHFH national award
celebrates its centennial
  with historic walking
 and bus tours, July 4.
          B-3               Leadership in Energy and                                     ny in Boston in August.
                                                                                            The award recognizes an active or
                            Environmental Design                                         base redevelopment community that has
                            program attracts praise                                      launched a specific project/initiative of
                                                                                         any size that represents a significant in-

    This issue                    ARMY HAWAII FAMILY HOUSING
                                                  News Release
                                                                                         novation or a new approach for dealing
                                                                                         with an issue common to other defense
                                                                                         communities, and that is a significant
                               SCHOFIELD BARRACKS —Army
Footsteps in Faith A-2      Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) has
                                                                                         advancement to current best practices.
                                                                                            AHFH will be recognized for its work
Deployed Forces     A-3     again been recognized by a national or-
                                                                                         surrounding the LEED (Leadership in
                            ganization for its progressive approach
                                                                                         Energy and Environmental Design) green
News Briefs         A-4     to sustainable building.
                                                                                         building rating system and the develop-
                               The Association of Defense Commu-
FMWR                B-2                                                                  ment of a Zero Energy Home (ZEH)                                                                                                        Courtesy Photo
                            nities (ADC) will present AHFH with its
                            2009 ADC Most Innovative Community                                                                              Army Hawaii Family Housing is building homes with energy efficiency in mind.
Sports & Fitness B-5
                            Project of the Year Award at a ceremo-                                 SEE AWARD, A-8
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                                                                                                  terrorist and criminal activities in North $8,000 for a children’s charity, all of which
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                                         two Stryker vehicles, Col. Malcolm Frost as-                                                                                                                point of contact is Lt. Col.
 agreement with the U.S. Army,                                                                    into Baghdad.                                       Additionally, the brigade and FRG spon-
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                                         sumed command of the 2nd Stryker Brigade                                                                                                                    Thomas B. Tredway at 655-6802.
                                                                                                     Simultaneously, the brigade enabled Iraqi sored “Camp Warrior” and “GI Jane” days,
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                                            The change of command was presided by                                                                                                                    Davidson passes command to
 a printed circulation of 15,300.                                                                 pushed more than 400 essential service the brigade through the FRG teams.
                                         Brig. Gen. Robert Brown, deputy command-                                                                                                                    Col. Courtney Taylor during a
     Everything advertised in this                                                                projects valued at                                                         “I now look for-
                                         ing general for support, 25th Infantry Divi-                                                                                                                change of command ceremony
 publication shall be made avail-
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                                                                                                  over $66 million,         “I look forward to seeing ward to watching                               onboard the Battleship Missouri
                                                                                                  and successfully
 age without regard to race, color,         “I have been privileged to share in the               transferred over
                                                                                                                            the next great chapter in this brigadegreater even
                                                                                                                                                                                         go to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Memorial.
 religion, sex, national origin, age,                                                                                                                                                                   •July 17, 2 p.m., 8th Special
 marital status, physical handi-
                                         brigade’s accomplishments the past two                   13,000 Sons of Iraq       our history penned.”                          heights,” said Mc-
                                         years,” said McCaffrey. “Few commanders                                                                                                                     Troops Battalion (STB); Lt. Col.
 cap, political affiliation, or any                                                               to Government of                                                        Caffrey. “To do that
 other non-merit factor of the pur-      can claim to have walked among true he-                                                    — Col. Todd McCaffrey                                            Edward J. Burke passes com-
                                                                                                  Iraq control.                                                           requires new energy
 chaser, user or patron.                 roes. I can now make that claim.”                                                          Outgoing Commander                                               mand to Lt. Col. Sandra S. Mu-
                                                                                                     Electrical    im-                                                    and new leadership.
     The appearance of advertising
                                            The brigade achieved numerous accom-                                                    2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team                                  chow, at Palm Circle, Fort
 in this publication, including in-                                                               provements drove                                                        I look forward to
                                         plishments during the past 24 months.                                                                                                                       Shafter. Parking is limited. The
 serts and supplements, does not                                                                  agricultural     im-                                                    seeing the next great
 constitute endorsement by the           Among them, a 15-month deployment in                                                                                                                        point of contact is Lt. Joseph A.
                                                                                                  provements with the re-establishment of chapter in our history penned.”
 Department of the Army, or The          support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)                                                                                                                    Macchiarella, 8th STB adjutant
                                                                                                  pump stations to provide water. The brigade         Frost returns to the 25th Infantry Divi-
 Honolulu Advertiser, of the firms,      was instrumental in the reduction of secu-                                                                                                                  at 438-5515.
 products or services advertised.                                                                 also worked in conjunction with the Gov- sion, having previously commanded 3rd
                                         lar violence in the north and west sectors of                                                                                                                  •July 29, 10 a.m., 8th The-
                                                                                                  ernment of Iraq for its funding of key proj- Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, and
                                         Baghdad. In the areas from Tarmiyah to                                                                                                                      ater Sustainment Command
                                                                                                  ects valued at over $220 million.                served as Chief of Exercises in the Division
                                                                                                                                                                                                     (TSC); Maj. Gen. Raymond Ma-
                                         Abu Gharib, a 71-percent reduction was                      “What kept the brigade going and what G-3. His wife, Col. Patricia Frost, com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     son passes command to Brig.
                                         seen in violence from the year prior to the              has made them so successful were the lead- manded the division’s Special Troops
    Commander, U.S. Army                                                                                                                                                                             Gen. Michael Terry, at Palm Cir-
                                         brigade’s arrival.                                       ers of this unit who care,” said Brown. “It Battalion during the division’s OIF 06-07
             Garrison                                                                                                                                                                                cle, Fort Shafter.
                                            The Warrior Brigade’s sector was more                 starts with the commander and goes all deployment.
     Col. Matthew Margotta                                                                                                                                                                              (Editor’s Note: Information
                                         than 1,300 square miles, which was com-                  the way down to the junior leaders who take         Prior to the change of command ceremo-
     Director, Public Affairs                                                                                                                                                                        listed is subject to change due to
                                         pletely transferred to Iraqi Security Forces             care of the Soldiers every day.”                 ny, McCaffrey was awarded the Legion of
         Dennis C. Drake                                                                                                                                                                             inclement weather. Times listed
                                         control prior to the brigade’s return to                    Brown recognized Lisa McCaffrey who Merit, and Lisa McCaffrey was awarded
 Chief, Command Information                                                                                                                                                                          are the start times for the
   Aiko Rose Brum, 656-3155              Hawaii.                                                  led the family readiness group (FRG).            the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal —
                                                                                                                                                                                                     changes of command cere-
     Aiko.Brum@us.army.mil                  In efforts to dismantle enemy networks,                  The Warrior FRGs conducted a “Walk to awards recognizing their selfless dedica-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     monies.)
        Assistant Editor                 the brigade was responsible for the capture              Iraq and Back” — walking more than two- tion and service to the Warrior Brigade.
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                                         Spiritual riches come from poor man’s experiences with adversity
 Nondelivery or distribution
                                               CHAPLAIN (MAJ.) MARK PERKINS                        Likewise, in counseling with                            er instance that proves wealth    a new position). In between those two
                                                Aliamanu Military Reservation Community         a couple, recently, a lot of                               cannot bring the true riches of   places, however, where most of us live,
   problems in Army Hawaii
 Family Housing areas? If so,
                                                                                                “faking” was going on. Lies,                               peace. (However, I am very sad-   why not “taste and see that the Lord is
                                            Recently, I was examining some of my
  call 656-3155 or 656-3156.                                                                    betrayal, trust violations, all                            dened about Jackson’s life and    good” because “blessed is the one who
                                         talents, and to my surprise, I found them
                                                                                                seemed to prevail. Yet, that                               early death, especially since I   trusts in him” (Psalm 34:8).
                                         woefully inadequate for an upcoming task.              poor condition was the launch-                             grew up watching the “Jack-          The rich legacy of God’s blessing,
                                            Similarly, many Soldiers often start out            ing pad to seeking the Lord,                               son Five” with Michael doing      strength and hope are not limited by our

  35 days
                                         with an assessment, but soon use their                 his strength and restoration.                              solos.)                           means, bank accounts or talents., though
                                         own resources to gain an accomplishment.                  Even King David had trou-                                  Psalm 34 is for all who are    these all have their place. They’re just not
                                         As well, I think our prayers can start like            bles, but prayer arose out of Perkins                      alone or destitute, between a     powerful enough.
     since last                          this, especially as expressed in the psalms
                                         of David.
                                                                                                those ashes. Do you, too, have
                                                                                                troubles today? If so, why not take Psalm
                                                                                                                                                         rock and a hard place, like
                                                                                                                                              David running from King Saul, the King
                                                                                                                                                                                                Let us not fix our eyes on wealth or
                                                                                                                                                                                             pleasure, which is the sure way to be a
   fatal accident                           Psalm 34 is the psalm David wrote
                                         when he faked being insane before an en-
                                                                                                34 and make it a prayer to God?
                                                                                                   Our culture is high on wealth but has
                                                                                                                                              of Israel. ... David ran to an enemy king,
                                                                                                                                              King Achish (I Samuel 21). David’s rock
                                                                                                                                                                                             “rich man with a poor legacy.” Let us see
                                                                                                                                                                                             our troubles and inadequacies as spring-
    Number represents fatal acci-        emy king. What amazes me about this                    not much tolerance for troubles or poverty.   was King Saul; his hard place was King         boards to seeking the Lord because his
 dents as defined by Army Reg-           episode is David would not only think to               Could this be because we are so drunk         Achish.                                        kingdom will never end, and his grace is
 ulation 385-10, which is inclu-
 sive of all active component U.S.
                                         save his own life and his family’s, but                with entertainment, in whatever form, that       You, too, may be between your own           extended to all.
 Army units and personnel. Cur-          also use his own resources.                            troubles are either forbidden, forgotten or   pursuer ... a rock (fears, guilt, confusion)      “This poor man cried, and the Lord
 rent as of 7/1/2009.                       His prayer eventually emerged out of                medicated out of our lives? The recent,       and your Plan D or hard place (new loan,       heard him, and saved him out of all his
                                         this experience.                                       sudden death of Michael Jackson is anoth-     permanent change of station, or PCS move,      troubles” (Psalm 34:6).




                                                                                                                                              Reflecting upon Independence Day, July 4,
                                                                                                                                              what makes you grateful to be an American?
                           “Daily, I am                                     “I am proud to be                              “I became a nat-                             “The freedom                             “Freedom to
                           just grateful                                    an American                                    uralized citizen                             to be able to                            express our
                           to have run-                                     because I can                                  at age 19. In the                            make choices                             beliefs safely and
                           ning water,                                      choose to live the                             U.S., you can                                about what                               raise our chil-
                           aspirin and                                      American dream,                                work hard and                                we read or                               dren in a nation
                           the drug-                                        own a home, and                                make something                               say."                                    founded on the
                           store."                                          work hard for                                  of yourself."                                                                         belief that we all
                                                                            what I have."                                                                                                                        are created equal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 under God."
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Iraqi family enjoys fellowship with 25th’s 3rd IBCT
                  Story and Photo by                                                                                                                                                   gether.
              SPC. JAZZ BURNEY                                                                                                                                                            “To me this visit
    3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs                                                                                                                                    has been more special than
   CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE                                                                                                                                                          any other visit we have had at the
SPEICHER, TIKRIT, Iraq — “Frankly, I                                                                                                                                                   brigade. This is more special because
don’t know how to describe my feel-                                                                                                                                                    this is a local Iraqi family we are being
ings right now. It’s overwhelming. It’s                                                                                                                                                able to impact and give back to,” said
as if I am with my very own parents,                                                                                                                                                   Bartell.
my own family.                                                                                                                                                                            Soldiers gave the family a tour of
   “That’s what best describes this ex-                                                                                                                                                the brigade’s headquarters and let them
perience today,” exclaimed Moa’ayead,                                                                                                                                                  climb into a Mine Resistant Ambush
a local Tikrit family man.                                                                                                                                                             Protected vehicle to experience a
   Moa’ayead, his wife and four chil-                                                                                                                                                  glimpse of what their Soldier friends do
dren visited Soldiers from the 3rd In-                                                                                                                                                 every day.
fantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT),                                                                                                                                                        “This is a wonderful example of set-
June 21, here, to receive the brigade’s                                                                                                                                                ting the standard for getting involved
return of hospitality that the family                                                                                                                                                  with families in Iraq and also gives
has shown Soldiers.                                                                                                                                                                    an opportunity for the families to get
   On many occasions during the                                                                                                                                                        to know us,” said Sgt. Jennifer Onei,
brigade’s deployment in the Salah ad-                                                                                                                                                  combat medic, 3rd IBCT. “This family
Din province, the family’s home was a                                                                                                                                                  thinks a lot better of coalition forces
treat to visit after a long day.                                                                                                                                                       because of these types of interactions
   “We were out on a mission in Tikrit                                                                                                                                                 and actually expects us to come by
one day and decided to knock on the                                                                                                                                                    because we are friends now.”
family’s door bearing gifts, and they                                                                                                                                                     At the end of the visit, Soldiers gave
surprisingly opened their door and in-                                                                                                                                                 the family gifts sent from their own
vited us into their home,” said Sgt. 1st                                                                                                                                               families back in the U.S.
Class Carol Bartell, who frequently vis-              Sgt. Preston Haynes (left), tactical security team leader, and Capt. Amy Cordova, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, legal           Through all the smiles and lively
ited the family’s home. “Ever since                   assistance attorney, enjoy playing a Sony PlayStation 3 video game with the son of a local Tikrit Iraqi.                         conversations, Moa’ayead pointed out
that day, every time we go back to                                                                                                                                                     a sentiment that he and his family
this family, they feed us. They open                  Soldiers of this brigade were when         people,” he continued. “They help as-      cooking and chai, the family was treat-    share.
their arms to us and treat us like we are             they would come to me. When I would        sist the families with their kids, their   ed to the brigade’s own servings of           “I do not want this relationship to
their family.”                                        open my door to them, I saw them as        health issues as well financial dona-      chai and a buffet of Iraqi-inspired cui-   end, and I would like to continually
   Moa’ayead described his reasons be-                human beings because of the way they       tions. I have seen all these things with   sine inside the headquarters.              come and visit,” he said.
hind finally inviting coalition forces                behaved and how honest they were to        my own eyes.”                                 “If we spent more time meeting Iraqi       “I wish one day that I would be able
into his home.                                        me. This is why I opened my home to           The event gave the Iraqi family a       families like this, we would not have      to visit the United States and see peo-
   “In the past, I have not had relations             them,” said Moa’ayead.                     chance to exchange roles for a change.     been fighting as long as we did,” said     ple like you all there. My family and I
with coalition forces, but I began to                    “I have actually seen with my own       Instead of the family opening its doors    Col. Walter Piatt, commander, 3rd IBCT,    are very attached to you. Thank you
notice a difference in the way that the               eyes the way this brigade helps our        to welcome Soldiers with home              as he and the Moa’ayead family ate to-     very much,” said Moa’ayead.
A-4 | JULY 3, 2009 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY                                                                                                                                                                                    SOLDIERS



45th SB Soldiers train, strengthen ANA leadership
                 Story and Photo by                                                                                                                Maj. Gbenga Kaffo (left), 45th               enough to
        PETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASS                                                                                                                    Sustainment Brigade's ANA partnership        lead the ANA into
           DANIEL A. BRISTOL                                                                                                                       officer in charge, watches as one of the     the future.
       45th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs
                                                                                                                                                   ANA officers demonstrates proper con-           Along those same lines, the convoy
                                                                                                                                                   voy techniques with the use of toy           leadership class was a step closer to the
   BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan —                                                                                                                 trucks.                                      ANA officers taking control of their
U.S. Soldiers of Joint Logistics Com-                                                                                                                                                           convoys.
                                                                                                                                                   Kaffo is teaching the officers about con-
mand trained noncommissioned offi-                                                                                                                                                                 “With this training you have re-
                                                                                                                                                   voy leadership and responsibilities as
cers (NCO) and commissioned officers                                                                                                               part of a continuing effort to strengthen    ceived, you now hold the future of the
of the Afghan National Army (ANA)                                                                                                                  the ANA.                                     Afghan National Army in your hands,”
June 8–11 on various leadership skills                                                                                                                                                          said Kaffo. “Thank you for the honor of
needed to strengthen the ANA.                                                                                                                      include the NCOs.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                teaching you, and we will be back
   Maj. Gbenga Kaffo, 45th Sustain-                                                                                                                   At the end of the weeklong training
                                                                                                                                                                                                with more advanced training in the
ment Brigade’s (SB) ANA partnership                                                                                                                session, the 45th SB and Col. Abdul
                                                                                                                                                                                                near future.”
officer in charge, taught convoy lead-                                                                                                             Qadir, commander of the ANA’s Central           The CMA is the main hub for ship-
ership techniques and responsibilities                                                                                                             Movement Agency (CMA), held a grad-          ments of supplies moving within and
to a class of seven ANA officers rang-                                                                                                             uation ceremony and passed out grad-         outside of the country. The ANA sol-
ing in rank from second lieutenant to                                                                                                              uation certificates to all of the stu-       diers, led by their officers, travel the
major.                                                                                                                                             dents.                                       country’s 34 provinces carrying sup-
   Sgt. Rowel Franco and Sgt. Atticus                                                                                                                 “We were not expecting such in-           plies to wherever they are needed.
McLaughlin, who work for the 45th                                                                                                                  tense, extensive training,” said Qadir.         The recent training, as well as com-
SB’s Mission Support Platoon, taught                                                                                                               “Now any one of my officers can take         bat lifesaving and radio techniques
a class of more than 30 ANA NCOs                                                                                                                   control and lead convoys.”                   training, held earlier in the year, will
about the responsibilities of being in a                                                                                                              The main objective of the training        better equip the ANA to survive and
leadership position in the Army.                                                                                                                   mission was to assist in strengthening       return to the CMA safely whenever it
   “Noncommissioned officers and                                                                                                                   the leadership within the Afghan Na-         is called to transport supplies through-
commissioned officers have to work                                                                                                                 tional Army. The officers within the         out the country.
together as a team to ensure that the                   The NCO class is part of a continuing         been in existence for the last eight         ANA have always performed the lead-             “The officers are very excited about
mission is accomplished,” said Kaffo.                   effort to assist the ANA NCOs in              years, has primarily been led by the of-     ership roles of every mission.               this training,” said Qadir. “I am very
   Kaffo taught the convoy leadership                   strengthening the ANA through im-             ficers,” said Kaffo. “We (the 45th ANA          The 45th SB trained the NCOs of           happy that one day they will be able to
class, June 8–11, and the two sergeants                 proved enlisted leadership.                   partnership) are working toward              the ANA in hopes that one day they           replace me in my convoy leadership
taught the NCO class from June 10–11.                      “The Afghan army, which has only           strengthening the ANA leadership to          will be strong and knowledgeable             role.”




       News                                                                                                                                                                                                     6 / Monday
                                                 July 1, the sick call hours for the   closed, today, 6-10 p.m., and July    parking or foot traffic is permit-   at 6 p.m. Regular business hours
                                                 Adult Medicine Clinic, Tripler        4, from 7 a.m.-11 p.m.                ted during this time due to pos-     will resume July 5.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Traffic Pattern Changes —
                                                 Army Medical Center, have                •Trimble Road, between Cadet       sible fireworks hazards.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chamberlain Road, on Fort
                                                 changed and will now be 7-8           Sheridan and Burr roads, will be         The commissary will be closed        Library Closures — The Alia-

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                                                 a.m.
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                                                                                       a.m.-10 p.m. Kolekole Pass will be
                                                                                       closed Saturday, as normal.
                                                                                                                             in observance of Independence
                                                                                                                             Day, July 4. The store will re-
                                                                                                                             open July 5.
                                                                                                                                                                  manu Military Reservation (AMR)
                                                                                                                                                                  and Sgt. Yano libraries will both
                                                                                                                                                                  be closed July 3 and 4 in obser-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Shafter (the road that runs par-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       allel to Funston, Wisser and Ma-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       comb roads), is being converted
   for Soldiers and civilian                                                                                                    For more information, call Fre-   vance of Independence Day. Li-       to a two-way street. Effective
  employees to community@                           Holiday Traffic Advisory —                  4 / Saturday                 da Tuaau at 655-5066.                braries will reopen the next work-   July 6, parking will no longer be
   hawaiiarmyweekly.com.                         Schofield Barracks motorists may         Commissary Closure — The                                                ing day.                             available along the road, which
                                                 experience traffic delays today-      commissary parking lot will be          Main Exchange Closure —               For more information, call        will be striped to accommodate
           3 / Today                             July 4, due to planned activities.    closed starting at 7:45 p.m., today   The Schofield Barracks Main Post     833-4851 (AMR Library) or 655-
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NCO provides spiritual outlet during training area rotation
Sergeant first class helps
engineers maintain focus
with religious services
                   Story and Photo by
                 DAISY C. BUENO
  8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs Office
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Army has dedicated 2009 as
   POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA,                                                                                                                                                                      the Year of the Noncommissioned
Hawaii — Training exercises away from                                                                                                                                                            Officer (NCO) in order to recognize
home can be a fast-paced setting with                                                                                                                                                            the achievements of the NCO Corps
several different scenarios coinciding all
at once.                                                                                                                                                                                           Smith was drinking in the barracks
   In an effort to alleviate some of the                                                                                                                                                        when another Soldier asked him why
anxieties Soldiers feel, a noncommis-                                                                                                                                                           he was drinking so heavily even though
sioned officer (NCO) from the 82nd En-                                                                                                                                                          he knew he was going to be an NCO
gineer Support Company (ESC) created a                                                                                                                                                          soon. Smith said it was at that moment
way to help his unit.                                                                                                                                                                           he knew he had to make a change.
   Sgt. 1st Class Michael Smith, platoon
                                                                                                                                                                                                   He said it was difficult in the begin-
sergeant, 1st Platoon, provided a
                                                                                                                                                                                                ning. He had to change his surroundings
nondenominational religious service once
                                                                                                                                                                                                and put himself around others who
a week during a rotation to the Pohaku-
loa Training Area (PTA), several weeks in                                                                                                                                                       would be a positive influence.
June.                                                                                                                                                                                              “It’s good that Soldiers see the other
   He said he wanted to provide Sol-                                                                                                                                                            side of leaders,” said Smith. “I’m hu-
diers a way to cope with stress,                                                                                                                                                                man, too, and I want to build bonds
encourage them, and provide counseling,                   Sgt. 1st Class Michael Smith, platoon sergeant, 1st Platoon, 82nd Engineer Support Company, conducts a nondenominational              with my platoon.”
unity and teamwork within the compa-                      religious service during a rotation to the Pohakuloa Training Area.                                                                      “Sgt. 1st Class Smith provides an out-
ny.                                                                                                                                                                                             let besides a team or squad leader for ad-
   “If a Soldier can’t be focused, he’s in-               ous services, which led into the current    tactical and technical, but aren’t afraid to   drank a lot and experienced a life-        ditional counseling and support,” said 1st
effective,” said Smith. “These services                   week’s topic. He ended the 30-45-minute     show Soldiers how to maintain a balance        threatening incident involving alcohol     Sgt. Luis Gutierrez, 82nd ESC. “He’s a
help keep the Soldiers balanced and                       service the way he started them — with      with their physical, spiritual and emo-        poisoning — he had to be rushed to the     good mentor for our Soldiers.”
morale up. We help each other out.”                       prayer. The weekly topics ranged from       tional side,” said Capt. Jarrod Sainato,       hospital. But it wasn’t until he was ap-      Smith is a deacon at the Family Em-
   Smith started the weekly services with                 love and purpose to teamwork,               commander, 82nd ESC.                           proached by a Soldier in the barracks,     powerment Center in Waipahu, on Oahu.
prayer, followed by a review of what                      obedience, discipline and faith.               Several events brought Smith to the         several years ago, that it all fell into   He said he’s thankful for the strength to
attendees had discussed during previ-                        “It’s great that we have NCOs that are   path of ministry. As a young Soldier, he       place for him.                             understand and help others.
A-6 | JULY 3, 2009 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY                                                                                                                                                                                          SOLDIERS



Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club welcomes newest members
                        Story and Photo by
                      DAISY C. BUENO                                                                                                                                                        SAMC inductees
          8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs                                                                                                                                    •Staff Sgt. Celeste Harris, 45th Sustainment
                                                                                                                                                                                            Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command
   FORT SHAFTER — U.S. Army-Hawaii (US-                                                                                                                                                     (TSC)
ARHAW) inducted three new members into                                                                                                                                                      •Staff Sgt. Marlene Harshman, 732nd Mili-
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) and recog-                                                                                                                                                tary Intelligence (MI) Battalion; 500th MI Bde.
nized three Dr. Mary E. Walker award recipients,                                                                                                                                            •Staff Sgt. Joseph VanDamme, 205th MI Bn.,
June 25, at the Hale Ikena, here.                                                                                                                                                           500th MI Bde.
   “Sergeant Audie Murphy Club membership and
recognition allows like-minded leaders a way to                                                                                                                                             Dr. Mary E. Walker recipients
consolidate the efforts of these professionals and                                                                                                                                          •Lisa Baker, Headquarters and Headquarters
give them a network of fellow members to com-                                                                                                                                               Command (HHC), 516th Signal Brigade; 311th
municate with in support of their Soldiers,” said                                                                                                                                           Signal Command (Theater)
Command Sgt. Maj. George Duncan, 8th Theater                                                                                                                                                •Martina Burke, HHC, 8th Special Troops Bn.,
Sustainment Command.                                                                                                                                                                        8th TSC
   “These NCOs are our future command sergeants                                                                                                                                             •Charmaine Giles, Ground Signal Intelligence
major and senior enlisted leaders throughout our                      Staff Sgt. Joseph VanDamme (left), 205th Military Intelligence Battalion, and Staff Sgt. Celeste Harris,              Company, 732nd MI Bn., 500th MI Bde.
Army,” he said.                                                       45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, are inducted into the U.S. Army-Hawaii
   The Dr. Mary E. Walker award is presented to                       Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, June 25.
military spouses who demonstrate dedicated and                                                                                                                                            was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions
exceptional volunteerism that improves the qual-                      Col Edward Burke, 8th Special Troops Battalion               Audie Murphy was the most highly decorated             against the German army.
ity of life for Soldiers and their families.                          commander. “We are very happy for her and know            Soldier in the history of the U.S. He was award-             To honor Murphy’s legacy the SAMC was start-
   The Walker Award is named for the only woman                       she represents the many family members sup-               ed every decoration for valor the U.S. issues, as         ed at Fort Hood, Texas, in 1986, and has grown to
ever to be awarded the Medal of Honor for her                         porting our Army.”                                        well as three from France and one from Bel-               include chapters at nearly every Army post in the
dauntless courage and unwavering service during                         The USARHAW SAMC provides volunteer sup-                gium.                                                     world.
the Civil War.                                                        port in order to raise funds for wounded warrior             Although initially rejected for military service          Due to the prestige of the society, the selection
   “She takes her role seriously, and it really                       and deployed Soldier programs. They also raise            by both the Marines and the paratroopers for be-          process is grueling. Prospective candidates usual-
pleased my boys and I to hear that she was nom-                       funds in order to provide social events at low            ing too small, Murphy went on to serve with dis-          ly must pass three separate boards: at the battal-
inated for this distinguished recognition,” said Lt.                  cost or free-of-charge to Soldiers.                       tinction in the 3rd Infantry Division where he            ion level, the brigade level and the division level.


                                                           continue through July 26. Detours will be     presentations throughout Honolulu, con-       captain. Eligible officers should immedi-     er Middle School and exits onto Kunia

          News                                             set up on weekends only.

                                                                         14 / Tuesday
                                                                                                         tact Special Agent, Kal Wong at 566-
                                                                                                         4488/4300.
                                                                                                                                                       ately register for the next offering of
                                                                                                                                                       the Law School Admission Test.
                                                                                                                                                          Applicants must send their request
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Road, is closed until Aug. 3, when school
                                                                                                                                                                                                     is back in session.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        When open, the outbound gate helps

          Briefs                                              Newcomers Brief for Soldiers —
                                                           The next monthly newcomers briefing
                                                           for Soldiers will be held July 14, 4-5
                                                                                                                 Ongoing                               through command channels, to include
                                                                                                                                                       the officer’s branch manager AHRC, with
                                                                                                                                                       a copy furnished to the OTJAG, ATTN:
                                                                                                                                                                                                     mitigate the morning and afternoon traf-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     fic on the installation. Call 656-6751.

                 From A-4                                  p.m., at the Soldier Support Center, Build-      Fort Shafter ACS Closure — The             DAJA-PT (Ms. Yvonne Caron-10th Floor),           ADPAAS Exercise — Headquarters,
                                                           ing 750, Schofield Barracks.                  Fort Shafter Flats Army Community Ser-        1777 North Kent Street, Rosslyn, VA           Department of the Army (HQDA) will
two-way traffic. Motorists are advised to                                                                vice (ACS) office will be closed until fur-   22209-2194, to be received before Nov.        conduct an exercise in June to test the
make note of the change.                                      Civilian Orientation — The next Ori-       ther notice. ACS services are available at    1, 2009.                                      Army Disaster Personnel Accountability
                                                           entation for New Employees (ONE)              the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC)           Interested officers should contact their   Assessment System in the U.S. Army-Pa-
          8 / Wednesday                                    course is scheduled July 14, 8-3 p.m., at     office, Building 127A, Krukowski Road,        local Staff Judge Advocate for more in-       cific.
   Post Exchange Meeting — The next                        the Installation Training Center, Building    below the VA Center for Aging.                formation.                                       All Soldiers, civilians, family members
Fort Shafter Post Exchange/Market meet-                    896. Priority seating is provided to new         For Army Emergency Relief (AER) as-                                                      and overseas defense contractors must
ing of the Oahu South Community is                         employees.                                    sistance, call 438-4499 or 655-4227              Interactive Water Safety Tool — Test       report their status and whereabouts fol-
scheduled July 8, 10-11 a.m., at the Re-                      Current employees may attend ONE           (ACS, Schofield Barracks.)                    your water safety I.Q. with the new U.S.      lowing any natural/man-made disaster,
ligious Activity Center Conference Room,                   on a space-available basis.                                                                 Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center’s         if directed to do so by the Secretary of
Building 344.                                                 Register by calling Lisa Ferriman at          FLEP Applications — The Office of the      Web-based Water Safety tool at                Defense.
   All Fort Shafter community members                      655-5600 or e-mail lisa.ferriman@             Judge Advocate General (OTJAG) is now         https://safety.army.mil/Water Safety.            Go to https://adpaas.army.mil/ to report
are invited to attend and provide input.                   us.army.mil                                   accepting applications for the Army’s            Players will be presented with four        your status, or call the Army Information
Call 438-6996.                                                                                           Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP).        water safety challenges including swim-       Hotline number at 1-800-833-6622.
                                                                       23/ Thursday                         Selected active duty commissioned          ming, jet-ski, life ringtoss and beach
            11 / Saturday                                     FBI Recruitment — Learn more about         officers will attend law school begin-        hazards.                                         Found Property — The Provost Marshal
   Fort Shafter Road Work — Mo-                            the FBI by attending an FBI career pres-      ning the fall of 2010. Interested officers       Challenge your friends, beat the high      Office has recovered personal property
torists should be advised that due to                      entation July 23, 10 a.m., at the Soldier     should review Chapter 14, AR 27-1, to         score and show off your skills.               items belonging to Soldiers or their fam-
construction, traffic will be re-routed in                 Support Center, Building 750, Schofield       determine eligibility.                                                                      ily members on both Schofield Barracks
the vicinity of Funston and Wisser roads,                  Barracks.                                        FLEP is open to commissioned officers        Wheeler HECO Gate Closure — The             and Fort Shafter. The found items include
Fort Shafter, starting July 11, and will                      For information on future monthly          in the rank of second lieutenant through      HECO Gate, which is located near Wheel-       unregistered bicycles. Call 655-8255.
 SOLDIERS                                                                                                                                                      HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY JULY 3, 2009 | A-7



18th Medical Command completes first full warrior exercise
Tough, realistic combat
simulations prepare
Soldiers for the real thing
               Story and Photos by
        STAFF SGT. CRISTA YAZZIE
          U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs
   BELLOWS AIR FORCE STATION — A
team of Soldiers lift a casualty on a
stretcher and run toward a helicopter
waiting to fly them out of an urban
battle zone to safety.
   This is the final scenario of the 18th
Medical Command’s (MEDCOM) first
full warrior task training exercise since
the unit’s activation in November 2008.
   “It was tough, realistic, combat-fo-
cused, and we wanted the Soldiers to
leave at the end of the day knowing
that they had a really good training
event,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Tim-
othy Shelton, 18th MEDCOM.
   “This training was a culminating
event to get all our warrior tasks, our
yearly training, but since we just stood
up in November, it was a seven- to
eight-month build up to get here,” he
said.
   Prior to loading the simulated casu-
alty on a Marine CH-53 helicopter,                                                                                                  Warrant Officer Anthony Jordan (right), 18th MEDCOM, calls in a 9-Line medical
participating Soldiers executed sever-                                                                                              evacuation with direction from Master Sgt. Carl Roesch,18th MEDCOM, during the
                                                                                                                                    unit's first field exercise.
al battle drills in hours spent training
at the Marine Corps Training area,
here.
   The day’s training involved a num-
ber of scenarios: reacting to an
improved explosive Device (IED), de-
tainee operations, reacting to direct
fire, first aid, land navigation, proper
radio procedures, Internet computer
security, and calling in a 9-Line
medical evacuation.
   “It was a good initial warrior task
training as a unit,” said Lt. Col. Chad-
wick Bowers, commander, 18th MED-
COM. “Even though we have several            Spc. Alexander Champigny, 18th Medical Command (MEDCOM), secures a
seasoned combat veterans, we also            perimeter as Soldiers prepare to load a simulated casualty on a Marine Corps CH-
have a lot of young Soldiers and some        53 helicopter.
officers who have not deployed. They
had confidence in themselves knowing         tually fall under the 18th MEDCOM.        of IEDs,” said Spc. Kawika Bergau,
that they can react and respond, and            “We are the medical battle, so we      18th MEDCOM, property book office.
this gives us the ability to have our        provide command and control for all          Everyone involved expressed satis-        A team of Soldiers from the 18th MEDCOM unload a simulated casualty from a
Soldiers at a base standard of how to        assigned and attached to medical          faction with the training event.             Marine CH-53 helicopter during the unit's first training event since standing up in
operate.”                                    units,” said Bowers.                         “All in all, it went really well,” said   November 2008.
   According to Bowers, as the theater          Soldiers participating in the event    Shelton. “One of the great things about      You don’t get that until you do an          which is, he said, to be battle focused.
medical command for U.S. Army-Pa-            expressed enthusiasm for the training.    doing a collective task like this is the     event like this.”                              “We’re focused on our wartime mis-
cific (USARPAC), all the medical units          “This was very good and very real-     take-away backbone, so when we do              Bowers expressed confidence in the        sion with USARPAC. Although we’re
from Alaska, Hawaii and elsewhere in         istic training because we actually got    the after-action review, we’ll know ex-      unit’s ability to meet the USARPAC          not fully manned and equipped, yet,
the Pacific area of operation, will even-    out there with houses and simulations     actly where we’re at to go from here.        commander’s guidance and intent,            the azimuth is charted,” said Bowers.
A-8 | JULY 3, 2009 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY                                                                                                                                                                           NEWS



Options: Bonuses not available until next year
CONTINUED FROM A-1                           ing re-enlistment, the overseas assign-      Those Soldiers that are out there are el-   as BEAR, can re-enlist in accordance       diers will have to re-enlist for two
                                             ment re-enlistment, and the CONUS            igible to receive all options as if noth-   with their program agreement.              years, and then re-enlist again inside
year 2010, which begins Oct. 1, the          (continental U.S.) station-of-choice re-     ing has changed — as long as they are          The temporary policy has the effect     the new fiscal year if they want to
Army will rescind the policy memo            enlistment.                                  redeploying prior to Oct. 31.”              of stopping re-enlistment bonuses for      stay in longer.
and reinstate all regular re-enlistment         According to the policy message,             Additional exemptions from the           some — as a requirement for those             “But most of the Soldiers that have
options, Drummond said.                      there are exceptions to the temporary        temporary policy include Soldiers in        bonuses is a three-year or more re-        waited to the last minute have re-en-
   “The total concept of what we are         policy. Soldiers scheduled to return         overmanned career fields. They may          enlistment. Soldiers hoping to re-enlist   listed prior to this message going out,”
doing, keeping five options available        before Oct. 31 from overseas contin-         re-enlist for three or more years in or-    and receive such a bonus, if they meet     Drummond said. “So it only affects
for Soldiers, is not going to change,”       gency operations such as Operation           der to meet the retainability require-      the requirements to receive a re-enlist-   those who have been on the wire.”
Drummond said. “What this does is            Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring         ments for moving into a new career          ment bonus, will have to wait until           Drummond said even those Soldiers
just eliminate the options that they         Freedom are exempt and are entitled to       field.                                      the new fiscal year begins and re-en-      will still be able to eventually get a re-
may have been able to receive for the        all re-enlistment options.                      Soldiers in the rank of staff ser-       list then.                                 enlistment bonus.
remainder of this year and move them            “It does not affect those units,”         geant and above, who have 10 or more           Some Soldiers who want to re-enlist,       “If you've done two years and you
until Oct. 1.”                               Drummond said. “We have a number             years service, are required to re-enlist    however, will be forced to re-enlist       re-enlist for six years, you are actual-
   The four re-enlistment options off        of units out there from the brigade          under the provisions of the indefinite      during the last quarter of fiscal year     ly in sense adding four more years,”
the table until the end of the fiscal        combat teams all the way down to             re-enlistment program. Additionally,        2009, because their re-enlistment win-     Drummond said, “but that’s all you'll
year include the current station stabi-      battalion and company levels with unit       Soldiers participating in the bonus ex-     dow — though a full two years long —       get a bonus for is four more years,
lization re-enlistment, the Army train-      identification codes that are deployed.      tension and retraining program, known       will end during that period. Those Sol-    not six.”




Quality: Commercial hotel chain Award: AHFH reduces energy
takes over lodging management                                                                                             CONTINUED FROM A-1
                                                                                                                          pilot program.
                                                                                                                                                                              In the Aliamanu community, a Zero En-
                                                                                                                                                                           ergy Homes pilot also got underway last
                                                                                                                                                                           year. The goal was to design and construct
CONTINUED FROM A-1                                          Candlewood Suites, Staybridge Suites and Holiday Inn             “I’m very pleased that our team’s commit-     a home that will use only the energy it pro-
                                                            Express hotels, and renovated historic facilities. En-        ment to creating sustainable homes for our       duces.
accepted IHG positions.                                     hanced guest services, including complimentary break-         military families is receiving such important       Photovoltaic and solar hot water systems
   The 10 Group A installations are Fort Hood, Texas;       fast, pet-friendly rooms and the IHG Priority Club fre-       recognition,” said Claire Ridding-Johnston,      are the energy sources in many AHFH
Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; Fort Myer, Va.; Fort Polk, La.;     quent-stay program, will start upon transfer.                 AHFH project director.                           homes.
Fort Riley, Kan.; Fort Rucker, Ala.; Fort Sam Houston,         Through the PAL program, the Army has engaged the             “The award is a testament to the success-        Design features that help contribute to
Texas; Fort Shafter/Tripler Army Medical Center,            private sector to manage, build, renovate, maintain and       ful AHFH partnership. Strong collaboration       reducing energy needs include high
Hawaii; Fort Sill, Okla.; and Yuma Proving Ground,          operate transient lodging on Army installations. The          between (U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii) under        efficiency systems like wall insulation, air
Ariz.                                                       program is modeled after the Army’s successful priva-         Col. Matthew Margotta’s leadership and our       conditioning, water heating, lighting and
   Upon transfer of the lodging rooms, the project will     tized family housing program, the Residential Commu-          Actus leaders is helping us realize our goals    even washers and dryers.
begin correcting commercial code noncompliance is-          nities Initiative (RCI).                                      to reduce energy consumption,” she said.            Data, including information about the
sues and overhauling the mechanical, electrical and            At Tripler/Fort Shafter, the next two years will focus        A LEED for Homes Gold pilot project was       energy use habits of residents in the home,
plumbing systems of the existing inventory. These           on operational and infrastructure improvements to all         launched at Schofield Barracks last year,        continues to be collected.
renovations and the conversion of five hotels to Hol-       the facilities conveyed to the private operator. The          and work began at Fort Shafter’s Simpson-           ADC is the nation's premier membership
iday Inn Express hotels will be complete within the first   main Tripler lodging facility will serve as a long-term       Wisser neighborhood, part of a national pi-      organization serving America's defense com-
two years.                                                  hotel servicing official travelers. A site for a new ho-      lot program seeking to develop green build-      munities. With 1,200 members nationwide,
   The end-state portfolio of hotels will be a mix of       tel and the final end-state of the Tripler/Shafter lodg-      ing standards for neighborhood develop-          ADC is the voice for communities with a sig-
well-recognized and well-respected IHG brands such as       ing operation will be finalized after the transition.         ment that currently do not exist.                nificant military presence.
                                                                                                       When work is finished.                                                          FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009




                                                                                                                                                                        Fourth of July
                                                                                                                                                                         Spectacular
                                                                                                                                                                         schedule of
                                                                                                                                                                           events
                                                                                                                                                                           SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 38th Annu-
                                                                                                                                                                        al Fourth of July Spectacular, will take place 9
                                                                                                                                                                        a.m.-9 p.m. at Sills Field, here, and will offer a
                                                                                                                                                                        full day of fun and activities for Soldiers, their
                                                                                                                                                                        families, and the extended Oahu community.
                                                                                                                                                                        •8 a.m.      Late registration for 5K
                                                                                                                                                                                     Fun Run and Children's 1-Mile
                                                                                                                                                                                     Fun Run/packet pick-up.
                                                                                                                                                                        •9 a.m.      5K Fun Run.
                                                                                                                                                                        •10 a.m. Schofield Barracks Historic
                                                                                                                                                                                     Bus Tours begin at the Kalakaua
                                                                                                                                                                                     Community Center and run every
                                                                                                                                                                                     20 minutes between 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                        •10 a.m. Children's 1-Mile Fun Run.
                                                                                                                                                                        •10 a.m. Hawaii Military Vehicle
                                                                                                                                                                                     Preservation Association
                                                                                                                                                                                     static display open until 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Display includes a 1945 Stuart
                                                                                                                                                                                     M5A1 Light Tank.
             KYLE FORD                        The band, which has performed       guests of the Army in Hawaii.             somehow distanced people from               •10 a.m. Pony Rides open until 6:30 p.m.
              News Editor                  several United Services Organiza-         “We’re going to visit with the         service members.                            •10 a.m. Midway rides and inflatables
                                           tion (USO) tours, is coming to         wounded warriors to show our                 “Seeing these Soldiers and the                        open until 8 p.m.
   SCHOFIELD BARRACKS —
                                           Hawaii because it was asked.           appreciation and hopefully make           amazing people who were                     •10 a.m. Game Booths open until 7 p.m.
From “Bill and Ted’s Excellent
                                              “We got the offer (to perform),     their day a little better,” Williams      wounded (in battle), really brings          •10 a.m. Crafts and New Products Bazaar
Adventure” to the “Guitar Hero”
                                           and we really couldn’t refuse the      said.                                     things back into reality,” he said.                      open until 6 p.m.
video game, the song “Dust in the          chance to support the military on         Williams wrestled with the                “Policemen, firemen and mili-
Wind” has become an iconic part                                                                                                                                         •10 a.m. Food Booths open until 9 p.m.
                                           the Fourth of July,” said Williams.    right words to express his                tary people all work to protect the         •10 a.m. Blue Star Card VIP tent open
of American culture.                          He explained that his father        admiration for service members            community, and it takes a certain
   The band that made the song                                                                                                                                                       until 4 p.m.
                                           was a sergeant in the Army             during the upcoming visit and             kind of person to do that,”                 •11 a.m. MWR Stage and ESPN Prize
famous, Kansas, is scheduled to            during World War II. His father        asked, “What do you say to a Sol-         Williams said, adding that he                            Zone open with hourly give-
perform at the Fourth of July              participated in the Normandy In-       dier who has sacrificed their well        admires the people who step up to                        aways until 4 p.m.
Spectacular, on Sills Field, here, at      vasion.                                being in order to protect me?”            protect and support communities.            •4 p.m.      Flag Retreat at Main Stage
5:30 p.m.                                     Kansas drummer Phil Ehart’s            Above all, Williams said he is            Kansas recently produced a                            with 43rd Army Band.
   “‘Dust in the Wind’ is a song           father was a retired Air Force         grateful for the service of Soldiers      DVD called “There’s No Place Like           •4:05 p.m. EMKE, performance by a local
that’s become much bigger than             chaplain.                              and other service members.                Home,” which will be available                           youth rock band.
Kansas; it’s become the                       “Respect for the military was a        “I’m in awe of what they have          soon.                                       •4:45 p.m. Schofield Barracks Centennial
soundtrack to people’s lives,” said        normal thing in our lives,”            done ... I just wiggle my fingers            “This is the best-looking film                        Ceremony.
Rich Williams, lead guitarist for          Williams added.                        and play a guitar,” he said, com-         we’ve ever done,” Williams said.            •5:30 p.m. Concert by classic rock band
Kansas. “There are people who                 Kansas will also be making a        paring.                                      For more information on                               KANSAS.
don’t know who we are but                  special visit to the Warrior Transi-      He expressed concerns that             Kansas, visit their Web site at             •7 p.m.      Grand Prize drawing by Tony
know our songs.”                           tion Battalion while here as           extensive media coverage has              www.kansasband.com.                                      Group Autoplex for a new
                                                                                                                                                                                     Hyundai Accent.
                                                                                                                                                                        •7:10 p.m. 43rd Army Band and “1812


  Keep your family safe around fireworks, on and off post
                                                                                                                                                                                     Overture" performance.
                                                                                                                                                                        •7:30 p.m. “The Flags We Follow,"
                                                                                                                                                                                     narrated by Jayme B.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Alexander and Megan Mount.
    U.S. ARMY GARRISON-HAWAII PUBLIC AFFAIRS                                                                  “Stay sober, especially if you have chil-                 •8 p.m.      43rd Army Band Concert.
                                                          Islandwide firework displays                     dren that will be around burning fireworks,”                 •8:30 p.m. Fireworks.
                            News Release
                                                          Today, July 3                                    Sonoda said.                                                 Following the fireworks, a live band will play
     Thousands of people are injured nation-              •Hilton Hawaiian Village (Duke Ka-
  wide while using consumer fireworks on In-                                                                  He explained injuries from fireworks                      until approximately 10:30 p.m.
                                                            hanamoku Beach), 7:45 p.m.                     demonstrations at homes normally happen
  dependence Day, and more fires are reported             •Aloha Tower Marketplace (Downtown                                                                            Prohibited items
  nationwide July 4 than any other day of the                                                              to children, typically due to a lack of
                                                            Honolulu), 8:45 p.m.                           parental or adult supervision.                               •Fireworks, sparklers, glass containers and
  year, according to the National Fire Protec-            Saturday, July 4                                                                                              firearms are not permitted.
  tion Association (NFPA).                                                                                    When deciding on a location for setting
                                                          •Kailua Beach Park (East Oahu), 8 p.m.           off fireworks, any proposed areas should be                  •No pets are allowed on the festival grounds.
     Half of the reported fires were caused by            •Maili Beach Park (West Oahu), 8 p.m.                                                                         •No sound or video recording devices are
  fireworks. The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii                                                                 safe and clear of any combustibles, glass or
                                                          •Maunalua Bay (Hawaii Kai), 8 p.m.               small rocks. These items could be propelled                  allowed during the concert.
  (USAG-HI) Installation Safety Office provides           •Koolina Resort and Marina, 8 p.m.                                                                            •Grills, canopies and charcoal cooking are
  the following guidelines for a safe holiday                                                              and strike someone.
                                                          •Hickam Air Force Base, 8 p.m.                      Fireworks can explode in the hand, throw                  allowed in preassigned picnic areas only.
  celebration both on and off post.                       •Ala Moana Beach, 8:30 p.m.                      sparks into the face, cast hot fragments onto                Traffic and parking
  On Post                                                 •Wet and Wild Hawaii (West Oahu),                limbs and ignite clothing.                                   Gates will be open for public access, July 4,
      The sale and use of personal consumer                 8:30 p.m.                                         Sparklers, commonly seen in backyard In-                  8 a.m.-midnight. Visitors without a military
  fireworks are prohibited on all military bases          •Schofield Barracks, 8:30 p.m.                   dependence Day parties, can burn up to                       sticker may enter McNair, Macomb, Lyman
  on Oahu, except for authorized and ap-                  •Turtle Bay Resort (North Shore), 9 p.m.         1,800 degrees Fahrenheit.                                    or Foote gates. Cars with official handicap
  proved professional displays (per                       •Pearl Harbor, 9 p.m.                               “Sparklers are the leading cause of fire-                 stickers may park in front of Fernandez Hall,
  Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, and                                                                works-related injuries, especially in young
  U.S. Army Hawaii Regulation 420-1, 12-5).                                                                                                                             off Kolekole Avenue.
                                                                                                           children,” Sonoda said. “Have a water bucket                 Schofield Barracks motorists may experi-
     Fireworks are not allowed on any Army                  National data shows that bystanders are
                                                                                                           close by so they can be extinguished in it.                  ence traffic delays today-July 4, due to
  installation.                                          more often injured by fireworks than profes-
                                                                                                           All cotton or fire-retardant clothing, includ-               planned activities.
     Even though trained professionals will be           sional operators, Sonoda said.                    ing shoes, should be worn.”
  setting the fireworks off, it’s important for          Off Post                                                                                                       •Cadet Sheridan Road will be closed today,
  bystanders to be aware of the safety precau-              Off post, fireworks are not allowed with-                                                                    6-10 p.m., and July 4, from 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
  tions they should take, according to Henry             out a permit from a Satellite City Hall.            “Sparklers are the leading cause                           •Trimble Road, between Cadet Sheridan and
  Sonoda, safety specialist, USAG-HI Installa-              Fireworks purchases can only be made at          of fireworks-related injuries, es-                          Burr roads, will be closed to traffic July 4,
  tion Safety Office.                                    licensed retail sites. On Oahu, fireworks may                                                                   from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                                                                                             pecially in young children.”                               •Kolekole Pass will be closed Saturday, as
     Sonoda advises celebrators to be aware              be sold from June 29 through July 4, 8 p.m.
                                                         They may be set off, ignited or discharged,                                                                     normal.
  that even professional displays can be dan-                                                                    — Henry Sonoda, safety specialist,
  gerous, and he urges spectators to stay away           July 4, 1-9 p.m.                                        U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Installation Safety Office   Closures
  from the firing point, which will be located              Sonoda recommends people protect their                                                                      The commissary parking lot will be closed
  at the commissary and Flagview Mall,                   family and friends by not using fireworks,                                                                     starting at 7:45 p.m., today through midnight,
  Schofield Barracks parking lots.                       and instead, attend authorized public fire-          However you decide to celebrate Indepen-                  July 4. No parking or foot traffic is permit-
     “The parking lots will be closed and cor-           works displays conducted by licensed opera-       dence Day, ensure you and your friends and                   ted during this time due to possible firework
  doned off for your protection and safety,”             tors.                                             family know how to behave around fire-                       hazards.
  said Sonoda.                                              If celebrators decide to use fireworks at      works demonstrations, professional and at                    The Schofield Barracks Main Post Exchange
     Obey security officers as they direct you           their residence or attend gatherings where        home.                                                        will close early, July 4, at 6 p.m. Regular busi-
  safely around the firing point, he added, and          fireworks are being set off, Sonoda said, he         “Be safe,” Sonoda said. “Take the family                  ness hours will resume July 5.
  remember the further you distance yourself,            encourages them and bystanders to not             to Schofield Barracks for the Fourth of July                    For more information on the Fourth of
  the more risk is reduced.                              drink.                                            event and fireworks.”                                        July Spectacular, visit www.mwrarmy
                                                                                                                                                                        hawaii.com or call 655-0111/2.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 Aliamanu (AMR) Chapel
                                                                                                                                                                                                 836-4599
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Catholic
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday, 8:30 a.m. — Mass
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday, 9:45 a.m. – Religious
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Edu.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Gospel
   Community Needs Assessment Sur-                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday, 11 a.m. – Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                                    School (Sept.–June only)
vey — Soldiers and families in the Army                                                                                                                                                             Sunday, 12:30 p.m. –
Hawaii community are invited to share                                                                                                                                                               Worship service
                                                                                                                                                                                                    •Protestant
their opinion on programs and services                                                                                                                                                              Sundays, 9:45 a.m. –
provided by the Army Community Service                                                                                                                                                              Worship Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday, 11 a.m. – Sunday
Family Advocacy Program.                                                                                                                                                                            School (Sept. – June only)
   Survey participants have a chance to
win a $100 AAFES gift certificate.                                                                                                                                                               Fort DeRussy Chapel
                                                                                                                                                                                                 836-4599
   The Community Needs Assessment
survey is being conducted during the                                                                                                                                                                • Catholic
                                                                                                                                                                             Courtesy Photo
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, 5 p.m. – Mass in
next six months. To participate, call Regi-                                                                                                                                                         Chapel (May–Aug.)
na Peirce at 655-0596.                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, 6 p.m. – Mass on
                                                     Naval Station Pearl Harbor’s annual Block Party offers free fun and entertainment for the entire family with                                   Beach
                                                     inflatables, demonstrations, prize giveaways and fireworks. The event is open to military, government civilians,                               • Protestant
              6 / Monday                             family members and authorized guests.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday, 9 a.m. – Worship
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Service
   Newborn Care I — Taking care of a                                                                                                                                                                • Buddhist
newborn for the first time can be scary.                                                                                                                                                            1st Sunday, 1 p.m.
From holding to diapering to bathing,
come learn the basics of newborn care to
make the early months special for parents
                                                     Weekend celebrations explode islandwide                                                                                                     Fort Shafter Chapel
                                                                                                                                                                                                 836-4599
and baby.                                               Venues across Oahu have you cov-           camping and movies on the beach, July         fireworks display at 9 p.m. by the world-          • Contemporary Protestant
   This two-part consecutive series is                                                                                                                                                              Sunday, 9 a.m.–“The Wave”
                                                     ered, whether you’re outdoorsy and like       3, and continues July 4 with a complete       famous Grucci family.                              Worship
scheduled, July 6, 9-11 a.m., Sgt. Yano Li-          sleeping under the stars, or if you’d         lineup of all-American family fun, in-            This event is free and open to active
brary, Schofield Barracks and July 7, 9-             rather spend the holiday weekend at           cluding food booths, entertainment, a                                                         Helemano (HMR) Chapel
                                                                                                                                                 duty, reserve, retired and Department of        653-0703
11 a.m. Aliamanu Military Reservation                the mall, looking for a good deal.            kiddieland, build-a-boat contest and          Defense, family members and spon-
community center. Call 655-4227.                        Celebrate our nation’s birthday            the exciting sounds of "The Ugli Stick"                                                          • Contemporary Protestant
                                                                                                                                                 sored guests.                                      Sunday, 9 a.m. – Bible Study
                                                     throughout the island all weekend long.       and “Paradise XS” live in concert.                                                               Sunday, 10 a.m. – Worship
              7 / Tuesday                               Aloha Tower Marketplace                       Overnight camping specials are avail-
                                                                                                                                                     For safety reasons, barbecues, cool-           Service & Children’s Church
   Library Summer Reading Program                                                                                                                ers, animals, tents and outside food and
                                                        Come to the Aloha Tower Market-            able for $30 per campsite. The fireworks      beverages are not permitted. Call 473-          Main Post Chapel 655-9307
— The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-               place in downtown Honolulu for the            spectacular begins at 8:30 p.m. Call
HI) Libraries Summer Reading Program                                                                                                             0606 or visit www.greatlifehawaii.com.             • Catholic
                                                     fourth annual pre-Independence Day            449-5215 or visit www.hickamservices.             Ala Moana Center’s Fourth                      Sunday, 9 a.m. – CCD & RCIA
features weekly free entertainment for                                                                                                                                                              Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – Mass
                                                     celebration, July 3 at 5 p.m. The night       com for more details.                             There’s no place like Ala Moana Cen-           • Collective Protestant
all ages now through July 17.
                                                     will end with a stunning fireworks dis-          Pearl Harbor’s Block Party                                                                    Sunday, 9 a.m. – Worship
   •Experience the interactive musical                                                                                                           ter for celebrating the Fourth of July. For        Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday
                                                     play over Honolulu Harbor at 8:45 p.m.           Laugh, dance and celebrate with
program Do Re Mi, July 7, at Fort Shafter                                                                                                        the 18th consecutive year, the celebra-            School
                                                        Enjoy live entertainment on multiple       friends and family at the Pearl Harbor                                                           • Gospel
Library; July 8 at Sgt. Yano Library,                                                                                                            tion includes a full weekend of special            Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday
                                                     stages, a Red, White and Blue Jeans           Block Party, July 4, 2-9:30 p.m., at                                                             School
Schofield Barracks; and July 9 at Alia-                                                                                                          events, live music and a 20-percent
                                                     fashion show, a performance by the            Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Ward Field.                                                          Sunday, noon – Worship
manu Military Reservation (AMR) Library.                                                                                                         savings pass at more than 60 stores                Service
                                                     Pacific Fleet Band, strolling entertainers,   Admission is free and so are many of
   •See Bungie the Clown, July 14, at                                                                                                            valid July 2-5. The pass can be down-
                                                     face and hair painting, and more. Ad-         the scheduled activities.                                                                     MPC Annex, Building 791
Fort Shafter Library; July 15 at Sgt. Yano                                                                                                       loaded and printed from Ala Moana’s
                                                     mission is free.                                 The day will include an exotic car
Library, Schofield Barracks; and July 16                                                                                                         Web site at www.alamoanacenter.com.                • Chalice Circle
                                                        Restaurants Don Ho’s and Gordon            show, Texas Hold ‘Em poker tourna-                                                               Tuesday, 7 p.m.
at AMR Library. All programs start at 3                                                                                                              Free concerts at the Center and main           • Islamic Prayers and Study
                                                     Biersch will offer entertainment and          ment, carnival games, great food and
p.m. Call 655-8002.                                                                                                                              stage will feature local artists and prize         Friday, 1 p.m.
                                                     food and drink specials. Call 566-2337        beverages, pony rides, petting zoo, free                                                         • Buddhist
                                                     or visit www.alohatower.com.                  scuba experience, games and activities,       giveaways through July 5.                          4th Sunday, 1 p.m.
   Military Spouse 101 — Army Commu-                                                                                                                 The fireworks show will begin July 4,
nity Service (ACS), Schofield Barracks,                 Hickam’s All-American Beach Blast          amazing prize giveaways, and much                                                             Soldiers Chapel
                                                        Celebrate the Fourth at Hickam Air         more.                                         8:30 pm, and free open seating on Ala
is offering a basic introductory course                                                                                                                                                             • Catholic
                                                     Force Base's annual All-American Beach           The evening will wrap up with live         Moana Center’s parking deck will be                Friday–Saturday, noon –
for new Army spouses, July 7 and 8, 9                                                                                                                                                               Adoration
a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Army ACS, Schofield              Blast, July 3-4, at Hickam Harbor. The        entertainment featuring local record-         available on a first-come, first-served
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Liturgical
Barracks.                                            action-packed weekend starts with             ing artist Willie K and an incredible         basis. Call 955-9517 for more details.             Sunday, 9:30 a.m.– Worship
   Military Spouse 101 provides infor-                                                                                                                                                           Tripler AMC Chapel
mation on military acronyms, basic prob-         Auditorium, Tripler Army Medical Center.          and fill your umeke (vessel) with Kaeo          4:30 p.m., at Army Community Service,         433-5727
lem solving, expectations, entitlements,         For more information, call 655-1130.              (knowledge) during each session.                Schofield Barracks. Call 655-0596.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Catholic
introduction to community resources,                                                                  Children 6 years and older are wel-                                                           Sunday, 11 a.m. – Mass
family readiness groups and more. Call              Hawaiian Workshop — The Army                   come to participate; child care is not pro-        Resume Clinic — Looking for a job?            Monday–Friday, 12 p.m. – Mass
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, 5 p.m. – Mass
655-4227.                                        Community Service (ACS) Relocation                vided. To registration for this workshop,       The Sgt. Yano Library, Schofield Bar-            • Protestant
                                                 Readiness Program will be offering a new          call 655-4227.                                  racks, is hosting a hands-on resume clin-        Sunday, 9 a.m. – Worship
            8 / Wednesday                        Hawaiian culture workshop for Soldiers                                                            ic, July 9, 10-11 a.m. The clinic will em-       Service
   BOSS Talent Search — Better Op-               and families.                                                 9 / Thursday                        phasize writing and resume improve-           Wheeler Chapel 656-4481
portunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) is           The 10-week workshop,“Umeke Kaeo”                Stress Management — Stressed out?             ments using Microsoft word processing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Catholic
hosting a talent search. Soldiers can at-        or vessel of knowledge, starts July 8 and         Learn basic information for designing a         software. Participants will also learn how       Saturday, 5 p.m. – Mass
tend auditions, July 8, 3-5 p.m., at the         meets each Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., at the            personalized stress management program,         to access a variety of print and online re-      • Collective Protestant
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunday, 9 a.m. – Worship
Tropics Recreation Center, Schofield Bar-        ACS, Schofield Barracks. Experience tra-          July 9, 1-2:30 p.m., at Aliamanu Military       sources. Please bring an existing resume         Sunday, 9 a.m. – Sunday
racks, and July 10, 3-5 p.m., at the Kaiser      ditional Hawaiian practices and activities        Reservation community center, and 3-            on a disk. Call 655-8002.                        School


                                                 — The first mobile video game tourna-             ber, e-mail address and session preference      side summer concert series continues with
                                                 ment in Hawaii will kick off July 4 at the        to blapolice@hawaiiredcross.org.                some of the islands’ top performers, in-
                                                 Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange featuring                 All registrants will receive enrollment      cluding Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole, July 16;
                                                 the game “Call of Duty 4.” Sixteen game           confirmation. Call 655-4927.                    Maunalua, July 30; and Willie K, Aug. 13.
                                                 sites will be located islandwide.                                                                    Concert-goers may bring low-lying
                                                    Registration costs $160 for a team of              School/Sports Physicals — Tripler           beach chairs. Tickets cost $25 (adults)
                                                 four. Military discounts are available.           Army Medical Center’s (TAMC) Pediatrics         and $10 (children). Call the Honolulu Box
                                                 Register at www.theone808.com.                    (newborn-11 years) and Adolescent (12-          Office at 550-8457.                              Call 624-2585 for movie
      Send announcements to                                                                        21 years) clinics have set aside July 11, 9                                                    listings or go to aafes.com

                                                                                                                                                              Ongoing
 community@hawaiiarmyweekly.com.
                                                               7 / Tuesday                         a.m.-2 p.m., for school entrance and                                                          under reeltime movie listing.
                                                    Protestant Women of the Chapel —               sports participation physicals for patients
                3 / Today                        The Protestant Women of the Chapel                enrolled at either TAMC clinic.                                                               The Sgt. Smith Theater will be
   Visit Weinermobile — The Oscar May-
                                                 summer session will meet on Tuesdays be-              •Children will be seen on a first-come,        Summer Shuttle — The new U.S. closed July 3 and 4. “Happy
er Weinermobile is making an island-
                                                 ginning July 7, 9-11:30 a.m., at the              first-served basis; no appointments will be     Army Garrison-Hawaii Oahu North Fourth of July.”
wide tour of Oahu and will be rolling                                                              taken. Please bring immunization records.
into the Schofield Barracks Commissary           Schofield Barracks Chapel, Annex Room                                                             summer shuttle runs Monday-Friday, 8
parking lot, July 3, 1-5 p.m. Stop by for        212. Stop by for food, fun and fellowship.            •The clinic will provide physical exam-     a.m.-5 p.m., between Helemano Military
contests, giveaways and fun.                        Free limited child care is available with      ination forms, which are accepted by            Reservation, Mendonca Park, Schofield
                                                 reservations. For more information, con-          most Hawaii public schools. Check with                   Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield
                                                 tact Valerie at 753-3584 or valeriep              your school, to find out if your child re-                  and Camp Stover. All Depart-
    BayFest Tickets — Marine Corps Base          woc@me.com.                                       quires a special form, and bring                            ment of Defense members
Hawaii's BayFest is scheduled Aug.14-                                                              forms to the clinic on the                                  and family are eligible (ID
16 and will feature the band Filter, Aug.           Ask The Commander Program —                    day of the exam.                                            required). Youth riders must
14, 8:30 p.m., and the Black Eyed Peas,          The next “Ask the Commander" commu-                   For more information,                                 be 12 or older to ride alone;
Aug.15, 8:30 p.m. on the main stage.             nity television taping session is scheduled,      contact the Pediatrics                                  under 12 must be accompanied
    Exclusive military rate tickets are avail-   July 7, 3 p.m. at Schofield Barracks Main         Clinic (433-9728) or the                                 by an adult. The shuttle route     Dance Flick
able at all Information, Tickets & Tours          Post Exchange. U.S. Army Garrison-               Adolescent Clinic (433-                                 schedule can be downloaded at
(I.T.T.) offices, and they are
                                                                                                                                                                                                 (PG-13)
                                                     Hawaii (USAG-HI) community mem-               4165).                                                 www.garrison.hawaii.                Sunday, 2 p.m.
expected to sell out.                                 bers are encouraged to ask their                 •School physicals at the Fam-               army.mil; click “Post Updates,” then “Post
    Advance tickets at I.T.T.                             questions on camera during an            ily Practice Clinic at the Schofield            Information.”
for Filter are $20 each,
and for Black Eyed Peas,
                                                           open one-hour session. Ques-            Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC) are now                                                               Kung Fu Panda
                                                           tions will be answered by Col.          conducted during normal business hours.            Toastmasters Club — Learn to be a
$25 each. Tickets at the                                   Matthew Margotta, commander,            The SBHC Family Practice Clinic will            better public speaker by practicing with                (PG)
gate will cost $45 and                                   USAG-HI, and shared with the              dedicate its normal Saturday hours in           the Wahiawa Pineapple Country Toast-              Wednesday, 4 p.m.
$55 per concert. General                         community through the installation TV2            July to school physicals.                       masters Club.
grounds admission is an addition-                   channel, the Hawaii Army Weekly                    Call the clinic's appointment system           Toastmaster meetings give members
al $5. Children 5 years and younger can          newspaper, and the garrison Web site.             line at 433-9226, between 8 a.m.-4 p.m.         training and practice in impromptu and
attend the events for free. Gates open at                                                                                                          prepared speaking, effective listening and
5 p.m., Aug. 14, and noon, Aug. 15-16.                        11 / Saturday                           Waimea Night Tours — Waimea Val-             leadership development. Members learn
Call the BayFest hotline at 254-7679.               8th Annual Hula Hoolauna — Japan               ley is offering a night walking tour begin-     by speaking to groups and working with
                                                 and Hawaii come together in celebration           ning, July 11, 6:30-8:30 pm. The “Whis-         others in a supportive environment.
              4 / Saturday                       of hula for a unique festival, exhibit and        pering Walls of Waimea” tours are ap-              Meetings are held every first and third
   Pacific Aviation Museum Remem-                competition commemorating hula’s rich             proximately two hours long and will fo-         Thursday of the month, 7-8 p.m., at the
bers the Fallen — The “Home of the               culture and vibrant customs.                      cus on the historical and spiritual side of     Wahiawa Recreation Center. Call
Brave Quilt Project” returns to the Pacif-          See performances July 11, 10 a.m.-7            the valley.                                     Don/Elaine Glover at 622-0169. Visit
ic Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbor, July 4,        p.m., at Ala Moana Center’s Center Stage,            The tours will be conducted by leading       www.toastmasters.org.                               Drag Me to Hell
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Quilters hand sew and             and July 12, noon-6:45 p.m., at the Roy-          Hawaii historian and storyteller Lopaka
present a quilt to the family of every                                                                                                                MyCAA Financial Assistance — The                  (PG-13)
                                                 al Hawaiian Hotel, Coconut Grove.                 Kapanui. Children must be at least 12
fallen Hawaii Soldier. Visitors are invited                                                                                                        Military Spouse Career Advancement Ac-         Wednesday, 7 p.m.
                                                    Call 286-2178.                                 years old and accompanied by an adult.
to watch the assembly and sign the quilts                                                             Reservations are required. Costs are         counts (MyCAA) program is providing
for Hawaii’s families.                               CPR Training — The Schofield Barracks         $50 (adults) and $35 (children between          $6,000 for education at any University of
   Museum general admission is $14,              American Red Cross Service Center is              the ages of 12-16). Additional tour dates       Maryland University College program, in-     Terminator Salvation:
adults; $7, children. Kamaaina and               conducting free child and infant CPR cer-         are Aug. 29, Sept. 29, Oct. 24 and Nov. 14.     cluding business and management, edu-          The Future Begins
military rates available. For more infor-        tification courses, July 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,       Call Waimea Valley at 638-7766.                 cation, financial, health, homeland secu-            (PG-13)
mation, call 441-1000. Visit www.                or 1-5 p.m., at the Tropics. Enrollment is                                                        rity, human resources, and more. Spouses        Thursday, 7 p.m.
PacificAviationMuseum.org.                       limited to the first 100 participants.                        16 / Thursday                       of active duty or activated Guard or Re-
                                                     Preregistration is required by e-mail.          Waikiki Aquarium Summer Con-                  serve service members are eligible.
  Ultimate Video Gamers Tourney                  Send participant(s) name, phone num-              certs — The Waikiki Aquarium ocean-             Visit www.umuc.edu/mycaa/.                No shows on Mondays or Tuesdays.
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  Schofield’s history to come to life during tours, July 4
         JENNIFER DOWNING-LI
                 Staff Writer
   SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — This
Fourth of July, the U.S. Army in Hawaii
and the Hawaiian community at large
will celebrate not only our nation’s
birthday, but 100 years of Army life at
Schofield Barracks.
   From Schofield Barracks’ beginnings
as a temporary and isolated tent canton-
ment for the 5th Calvary Regiment, to
its current modernization, the installa-
tion has seen many changes, yet has al-
ways remained a constant force within
the Pacific.
   During the holiday, community                                                                                                           The fire station, Building 494, was completed in 1924. Until 2007, it functioned as
members can take a trip back in time to                                                                                                    a fire station for Schofield Barracks and the surrounding areas. After a new state-of-
learn the historical significance of the                                                                                                   the art fire station was constructed in 2006, this building was restored to its original
post, the role it played in Army histo-                                                                                                    appearance.
ry and its connection to the Hawaiian
community during historic bus or self-
guided walking tours developed by the
Tropic Lightning Museum.




  Visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil
  to download the historical tour
  podcasts. A variety of different au-
  dio formats are available including
  WMV, MP3, M4V and AIFF.

   “The tours are a great way to get an
overall picture of how the post’s histo-
ry is still a part of everyday life at
Schofield,” said Kathleen Ramsden,
Tropic Lightning museum technician.
   The tours highlight approximately
25 sites, and participants can expect                                                                                                      The Post Chapel is shown as it appeared in 1940. The first chapel in Schofield
to discover not only the architectural                                                                                                     Barracks was built in 1913 in the “Upper Post” area. A larger “Soldier’s Chapel”
history of many of the buildings, but                                                                                                      was built in 1920, using portions of the original. The chapel moved to its current
some little-known facts, as well.                                                                                                          location near D Quad in 1925.
   Find out what role the Richardson
Pool played in the 1972 Olympics,                                                                                                          Road, and was used to facilitate Army         racks of tomorrow will continue to
where the Polo Fields or the Post Bak-                                                                                                     troop movement in the 1920s and 30s.          evolve,” said Col. Matthew Margotta,
ery were located, or where the author of                                                                                                      In 1909, Schofield did not have a          commander, U.S. Army Garrison-
the book From Here to Eternity lived and                                                                                                   “ready water source,” and Soldiers would      Hawaii.
worked.                                                                                   Photos Courtesy of the Tropic Lightning Museum   perform water duty by taking a donkey            A ceremony will take place to offi-
   For those taking the self-guided tour,    Two Soldiers stand in the sallyport of the Hawaiian Division Headquarters building            or buggy to Fort Shafter to bring water       cially commemorate the listing of
Ramsden definitely recommends a stop         located in B Quad. The Hawaiian Division was formed in 1921.                                  back for those at the installation.           Schofield Barracks on the National Reg-
at the Soldier’s Chapel, the Quads and                                                                                                        While Schofield was not directly in-       ister of Historic Places. The ceremony is
the Fire Station.                            Engineers in 1933. The theater was          racks was the largest Army installation           volved in the attack on Pearl Harbor,         scheduled July 4, 4:45 p.m., Sills Field.
   The Soldier’s Chapel, built in 1913, is   the largest of its kind, seating 1,400      in the United States. With that desig-            Schofield Soldiers fought back as the            The free bus tours run from 10 a.m.
a building with compelling architectural     with decorative elements that are be-       nation, the post hosted a series of fa-           Japanese pilots were en route to attack       to 3 p.m. from the Kalakaua Commu-
history. Oral history relays that the        lieved to be the work of artists from the   mous performers at Conroy Bowl, in-               Wheeler Army Airfield.                        nity Center, July 4, and are approxi-
building was pieced together from two        Works Progress Administration.              cluding Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis                   Over the years, horse stables have         mately 40 minutes long.
separate sanctuaries: the Queen Lil-            “A mural depicting U.S. Army             Jr. and Bob Hope.                                 been turned into motor pools and golf            Self-guided walking tours can be
i’uokalani’s commissioned church and         Soldiers from the Revolutionary War to         While it is no longer possible to              fairways into residential developments        augmented with an audio podcast
the standard Army chapel.                    World War II was discovered under           take a trip to downtown Honolulu on               to meet the needs and mission of the          available for download at the USAG-HI
   “The Quads have two of the oldest         several layers of paint during work on      the “Pineapple Express” railroad, par-            Army.                                         Web site, and a historic guide, timeline
buildings on post, and the renovated         the room just this year,” said              ticipants can see the old route that                 “Just as the Schofield Barracks of to-     and map can be picked up for free at
Fire Station was in use until just recent-   architectural historian                     ran through Schofield, down Foote                 day bears little resemblance to the qui-      the Tropic Lightning Museum, Building
ly,” Ramsden said.                           Kenneth Hayes.                                                                                           et outpost constructed here        361, Schofield Barracks.
   F Quad is home to the only surviv-            At one point in                                                                                              100 years ago, the            (Editor’s Note: Amy Bugala, Pau
ing original theater, built by the 3rd       history, Schofield Bar-                                                                                                Schofield Bar-       Hana editor, contributed to this article.)




                                                                                   Soldiers gather at the “Boxing Bowl” for a show in
                                                                                   1931. The original building, now known as the
 The Schofield Barracks post office, shown above, was constructed in 1939          Conroy Bowl, was built in 1923, and only the center              The sallyport of a quad building is shown as it appeared in 1941. Soldiers
 in a Spanish-American style, which was an exception to the art deco trend         stage was covered. By 1932 a roof was added. Today               decorated these entrances with care as they were the main entrance to
 being used on the post in the late 1930s.                                         the building is mainly used for staging deployments.             their regimental headquarters.
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Hale Kula Elementary School receives national accreditation
Accreditation provides                                                                                                                                                                  not required for elementary schools.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Although we received an accredita-
process for continual                                                                                                                                                                   tion term of six years with a midterm
school improvements                                                                                                                                                                     review, we know this is an ongoing
                                                                                                                                                                                        process of school improvement.”
         SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICE                                                                                                                                                             When school resumes, Aug. 3, par-
                News Release                                                                                                                                                            ents, students and community mem-
   SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — After four                                                                                                                                                      bers can be as-
years of inspections, assessments and                                                                                                                                                   sured that an
improvements, Hale Kula Elementary                                                                                                                                                      exceptional
School, here, recently received a six-                                                                                                                                                  quality of edu-
year accreditation term from the Ac-                                                                                                                                                    cational pro-
crediting Commission for Schools,                                                                                                                                                       grams and serv-
Western Association of Schools and                                                                                                                                                      ices that are re-
Colleges (WASC).                                                                                                                                                                        quired of an ac-
    Hale Kula was granted accreditation                                                                                                                                                 credited school
based on the school being a trustwor-                                                                                                                                                   will be offered
thy institution of learning and having                                                                                                                                                  at Hale Kula.       Iwase
continuous improvement of its pro-                                                                                                                                                         Only 21 out
grams and operations to support stu-                                                                                                                                                    of 205 elementary schools statewide
dent learning.                                                                                                                                                                          are accredited, and Hale Kula Elemen-
   Jan Iwase, principal, Hale Kula said,                                                                                                                                                tary School holds the honor of being
“The accreditation visit was the final                                                                                                                                                  one of those elementary schools.
step in a long self-study process,                                                                                                                                                         David Brown, WASC executive
which involved the entire school com-                                                                                                                                                   director said, “WASC values accredita-
munity.”                                                                                                                                                                                tion is a process designed to strength-
                                                                                                                                 Aiko Brum | U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs
   The visiting committee spent four                                                                                                                                                    en schools in the delivery of quality
days at the school, visiting every class-   Primarily military children preschool through fifth grades attend the nationally accredited Hale Kula Elementary School at                  educational programs, and we send
room, interviewing teachers, staff, stu-    Schofield Barracks.                                                                                                                         out our congratulations to Hale Kula
dents and parents.                                                                                                                                                                      Elementary School.”
   The team was especially impressed          “We saw the WASC accreditation as         improvements,” Iwase continued.               WASC accreditation is an enormous                    For more information about WASC,
with the support provided to students       a way to improve our school. We were        “WASC accreditation was a way to            accomplishment for an elementary                    visit the Department of Education Web
and families to address issues of           showing progress in student achieve-        validate our strengths as well as our       school, she added.                                  site at http://doe.k12.hi.us/accredita-
transience, as well as deployment, she      ment ... but wanted a process that          commitment to improve teaching and            “Accreditation is required for sec-               tion.htm or contact Hale Kula Elemen-
said.                                       would      lead    to     continued         learning at Hale Kula.”                     ondary schools and colleges, but it is              tary School at 622-6380.




Back-to-school backpacks provide a little help for Hawaii’s military keiki
Local nonprofit organization                                                                                   pens, pencils, crayon, glue sticks, rulers and
                                                                                                               scissors. Donations may be dropped off at the
helps offset the costs of                                                                                      Navy Exchange (also called the NEX, at the
heading back to school                                                                                         Aloha Desk on the ground floor) and at Lex
                                                                                                               Brodie’s Queen Street and Pearlridge Branch.                   Eligible families can register to receive a
          OPERATION HOMEFRONT-HAWAII                                                                              Online donations towards school supplies may                brand new back-to-school backpack at
                       News Release                                                                            also be made at www.operationhomefront.net/                    www.operationhomefront.net/hawaii.
   Operation Homefront of Hawaii is gearing up                                                                 hawaii.                                                        For more information about this morale
to assist military families and their children as                                                                 Families of enlisted service members in ranks
                                                                                                               E-6 and below, of all service branches of active
                                                                                                                                                                              program, click on the Web site’s “Back-
they head back to school. The organization is
requesting community donations of school sup-                                                                  duty, activated Reserves and National Guards,                  to School Backpack” link.
plies to fill more than 300 backpacks that will be                                            Courtesy Photo
                                                                                                               are eligible to register to receive a backpack.
distributed July 26, 2-3 p.m., at the Oahu Veter-                                                              Online requests can be made now.                             Airgas Gaspro with additional community as-
ans Center.                                            Hawaii’s keiki get geared up to head back to               In addition to backpacks and school supplies,             sistance from BAE Systems, the Combined Fed-
   “With our poor economy, it is especially            school at the beginning of August with new sup-         limited supplies of brand new shoes donated by               eral Campaign, Friends of Hawaii Charities, Bouti-
challenging this year for our military families        plies from Operation Homefront of Hawaii.               the New York-based philanthropic organization,               ki Gift Shop, and the Pearl Harbor Submarine Of-
on the homefront to cope with their children’s         the nonprofit organization.                             K.I.D.S., as well as children’s clothes by                   ficer’s Wives Club.
school needs while their spouses are deployed,”          The organization is looking for items such as         Gymboree, will be given away, July 26.                          For more information, call Operation Home-
said Eva Laird Smith, chapter president of             backpacks, notebooks, notepads, folders, binders,          This program is sponsored by Airgas CA and                front of Hawaii at 469-7427.
 COMMUNITY                                                                                                                                                      HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY JULY 3, 2009 | B-5



Soldiers treat spiritual illness through spiritual application
              Story and Photo by                                                                                                   diction medicine specialist, and or-          tending the series for the past two
             DON ROBBINS                                                                                                           dained minister.                              months.
                 Staff Writer                                                                                                         Nickens’ approach treats behavioral           Grant explained how Nickens helped
   SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — A weekly                                                                                                   health problems from a spiritual point        him and his family deal with the injuries
seminar series offered through the U.S.                                                                                            of view.                                      he sustained during a recent deploy-
Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Re-                                                                                                                                               ment.
ligious Support Office, here, is helping                                                                                             For more information, contact                  “(Dr. Nickens) told me how to view
Soldiers and families through stressful                                                                                                                                          things from a different perspective,” he
                                                                                                                                     the USAG-HI Religious Support
times by introducing them to the con-                                                                                                                                            explained.
                                                                                                                                     Office at 655-6644.                            Grant’s wife, Rafi, also praised the
cept of holistic healing.
   The series, which started meeting                                                                                                                                             help her husband has received during
during Chapel Family Nights in Febru-                                                                                                 Having written various books ex-           the seminar.
ary, tackles the healing process by car-                                                                                           plaining the cause of stress-related ill-        Walls said, “I’d like to see this go
ing for the mind, body and spirit.         Staff Sgt. Llewellyn Grant spends a playful moment with daughter Selina and wife        nesses, Nickens is able to introduce          Armywide. It’s unique, and it’s helping
   “Injuries can put a lot of emotional    Rafi during the holistic healing seminar at the Main Post Chapel, Schofield             families to a holistic model of what a        people.”
and physical stress on families,” said     Barracks, June 24.                                                                      stress-related illness is, and how to di-        The free “Healing as a Solution” se-
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Tim Walls, deputy                                                                                              agnose and treat it.                          ries will continue through the summer
garrison chaplain.                         ical injuries or behavioral health condi-   disclose and share stressful things while      “He’s treating spiritual illness through   and meets every Wednesday, from 6:15-
   The “Healing as a Solution” semi-       tions such as post-traumatic stress dis-    receiving support through prayer.           spiritual application,” Walls said.           7:30 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel An-
nar is an “out-of-the-box” approach to     order, addictions and more, he said.           The meetings are conducted in a dis-        Staff Sgt. Llewellyn Grant, along          nex, Building 791.
provide support and counseling for in-        The series helps build safe places       cussion group format led by Dr. Wayne       with his wife, Rafi, and 3-and-1/2-              Walls has plans to kick off a new
dividuals or families dealing with phys-   within families where they can learn,       Nickens, M.D., family practice and ad-      year-old daughter, Selina, have been at-      Family Night session in September.


                                    hike to the World War II bunkers     riety of native and introduced                                             655-0856 or 438-9572.                learn up to four water sports all
                                    at sunset. A good flashlight is      plants, archaeological sites and                                                                                in one day, July 11, 7 a.m.-2
                                    needed for the return trip. Group    spectacular views of the Valley.                                                   9 / Thursday                 p.m., with Outdoor Recreation.
                                    meets at 6 p.m. across from             Children must be at least 7                                                BSC Surf Lessons — Outdoor        Schofield Barracks.
                                    Buzz’s Steak House in Kailua. Call   years old and accompanied by                                               Recreation is offering surfing          Summer Ocean Splash par-
                                    Sandra Klein, 263-8330.              an adult, unless otherwise noted.                                          lessons at a 10-percent discount     ticipants will enjoy lessons in
    Send sports announcements          •July 11, a 5-mile intermediate      •July 11, 2-mile Ridge/Valley                                           for Blue Star Card (BSC) holders,    stand-up paddle boarding, surf-
  to community@hawaiiarmy           hike to a small waterfall off the    Ala Ki hike.                                                               July 9, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., or        ing, kayaking and outrigger ca-
          weekly.com                Aiea Loop trail. Call Thea Fer-         •July 18, 2-mile Ridge/Valley               6 / Monday                  noon-2:30 p.m.                       noeing. The course costs $60
                                    entinos, 375-0384.                   Kalahee hike.                             30 and Over Basketball              Registrants must be at least 12   per person. Registration is re-
         5 / Sunday                    A $2 donation is requested of        •July 25, 6-mile Ridge/Stream       Tournament — A 30 and over          years old to participate and         quired and is now accepted by
   Hike Oahu — Join the Hawai-      nonmembers. An adult must ac-        /Ridge hike. (Youth must be at         basketball tournament is sched-     youth under 18 must be accom-        phone. Call 655-0143.
ian Trail & Mountain Club for a     company children under 18.           least 12 years old.)                   uled, July 13-17, at Fort Shafter   panied by an adult.
14-mile advanced ridge hike in         Visit www.htmclub.org.               Hikes under 6 miles cost $5         and Helemano Military Reser-           Space is limited. Beach loca-             18 / Saturday
Halawa, July 5. This wonderful                                           per person; hikes more than 6          vation (HMR) Physical Fitness       tion subject to change based on         Three-Point Shootout — Join
old CCC trail begins steeply, but           11 / Saturday                miles cost $10, plus Waimea Val-       centers.                            weather/surf conditions. To re-      the Aliamanu Military Reserva-
then contours comfortably all the      Hike Waimea Valley — Join         ley admission fee.                        All entries must be received     serve a board, call 655-0143.        tion (AMR) Physical Fitness Cen-
way to the Koolau Summit. Call      a series of hikes in the Waimea         Groups meet at Waimea Valley,       by July 6, 4 p.m. Entries may                                            ter’s 3-point shootout, July 18.
Darrell Teruya, 227-4572.           Valley throughout the month of       9 a.m. For reservations, call 638-     be sent to the U.S. Army Gar-               11 / Saturday                The top three winners will re-
   Don’t miss these hikes, too.     July. Hikes take participants off    7766. For more information, vis-       rison-Hawaii Sports, Fitness          Summer Ocean Splash —              ceive prizes. Cost is $10 to enter.
   •July 7, a 3-mile novice ridge   the beaten path to see a wide va-    it www.waimeavalley.net.               and Aquatics Office. Call           Don’t miss an opportunity to         Call 836-0338.

								
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