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 Schofield Barracks 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 A-2 | JULY 3, 2009 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY NEWS & COMMENTARY We want to hear from you... Units The Hawaii Army Weekly wel- comes articles from Army organ- izations, announcements from the general public about com- announce leadership munity events of interest to the military community, and letters and commentaries. If you have newsworthy ideas changes or stories you’d like to write, co- ordinate with the managing edi- tor at 656-3155, or e-mail edi- email@example.com. The editorial deadline for arti- cles and announcements is the The Army Hawaii community Friday prior to Friday publica- tions. Prior coordination is is invited to attend changes of mandatory. command ceremonies taking Articles must be text or Word place this summer. files with complete information, The change of command cer- no abbreviations; accompany- emony is a time-honored tradi- ing photographs must be digital, high resolution, jpeg files with full tion that formally symbolizes captions and bylines. the continuity of authority when The Hawaii Army Weekly is a command is passed from one an authorized newspaper and is commander to another. published in the interest of the Col. Malcolm Frost (center), commander, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” holds the colors after receiving them from Brig. U.S. Army community in Hawaii. Local ceremonies are general- Gen. Robert Brown, 25th Infantry Division deputy commanding general of support, during a change of command ceremony at Sills Field, ly preceded by an awards cere- All editorial content of the Hawaii Army Weekly is the re- Schofield Barracks, June 26. Col. Todd McCaffrey, who relinquished command to Frost, is moving to serve at U.S. Army-Pacific. mony, 15 minutes prior to the sponsibility of the U.S. Army, change of command. Warriors welcome new leader Hawaii Public Affairs Office, The following ceremonies will Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 96857. Contents of the Hawaii take place at Sills Field, Army Weekly are not necessar- Schofield Barracks, unless other- ily the official views of, or en- wise noted. dorsed by, the U.S. Government •July 6, 4 p.m., Warrior Tran- or the Department of the Army. Story and Photo by of 671 high-value extremists, and it discov- and-a-half times the distance from Hawaii sition Battalion; Lt. Col. Harry The Hawaii Army Weekly is MAJ. AL HING ered and destroyed 641 caches of enemy to Baghdad, raised more than $50,000 for Xenitelis passes command to Lt. printed by The Honolulu Advertis- 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs weapons and supplies, which degraded the Warrior memorial, and raised over er, a private firm in no way con- Col. David Weisberg at Hamilton terrorist and criminal activities in North $8,000 for a children’s charity, all of which nected with the U.S. Govern- SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Flanked by Field, Schofield Barracks. The ment, under exclusive written and West Baghdad, and limited their reach focused on support for warriors. 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- Hawaii. 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, The Hawaii Army Weekly is Combat Team “Warrior” from Col. Todd •July 9, 10 a.m., 599th Trans- networks by assisting in the growth of local which involved keeping children and published weekly using the offset McCaffrey, June 26, at Sills Field, here. portation Group; Col. Susan A. method of reproduction and has governmental agencies, developed and spouses of deployed warriors engaged with 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- able for purchase, use or patron- sion. 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. Kyle Ford, 656-3150 firstname.lastname@example.org Couple thanks Good Samaritans for their help Pau Hana Editor Amy L. Bugala, 656-3488 email@example.com Staff Writer Don Robbins LETTER TO THE EDITOR A man with a cell phone called the ambulance. Also, Lori from Layout Hello Editor, the food court brought out ice and paper towels to wipe his bleed- Leah Mayo I don't know if you think this is worthy news, but to me it is ing face. Web Content because I want to “thank" the kind people who helped my hus- All is well now with my husband, and all of his facial, knees, Stephanie Rush, 656-3153 hand bruises are healing. band. firstname.lastname@example.org On our way to the (Post Exchange), June 13, my husband fell We want to thank all the people who helped my husband. Our Advertising: 525-7439 Classifieds: 521-9111 in the parking lot and couldn't get up by himself. A kind gentle- heartfelt Mahalo to all for your help, and may good things come Editorial Office: 656-3155/3156 man helped him up and helped him into his car, so he could sit your way. Fax: 656-3162 down. (My husband wasn't steady on his feet) and (the kind gen- Much Thanks, Address: tleman) stayed with him until help arrived. Retired Capt. George and Evelyn Buckowski Public Affairs Office 742 Santos Dumont Ave., WAAF Building 108, Room 304 Schofield Barracks, HI 96857-5000 Web site: www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/ haw.asp 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." Janet Sylvia Scully Howard Shelleen Sapla DES Louise Rebecca Public Services DES Assistant Emergency Synder Williamson Librarian IMO Plans Officer Family Member Family Member DEPLOYED FORCES HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY JULY 3, 2009 | A-3 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- Briefs Send news announcements a.m. For more information, call Sgt. 1st Class Stewart 433-5829. closed to traffic, July 4, from 6 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- Sick Call Hours — Effective •Cadet Sheridan Road will be through midnight, July 4. No Exchange will close early July 4 8002 (Sgt. Yano Library). SEE NEWS BRIEFS, A-6 SOLDIERS HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY JULY 3, 2009 | A-5 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. B-2 | JULY 3, 2009 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY COMMUNITY 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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. COMMUNITY HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY JULY 3, 2009 | B-3 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. B-4 | JULY 3, 2009 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY COMMUNITY 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.
Pages to are hidden for
"Reserve Soldier dies in rollover"Please download to view full document