VOL. 38 NO. 7 | FEBRUARY 20, 2009 INSIDE Pet policy restricts ‘aggressive’ dogs ARMY HAWAII FAMILY HOUSING to residents living in privatized housing un- trainer — may not board in privatized community at their next duty station. News Release der the Army’s Residential Communities housing. “AHFH families with breeds of dogs or Initiative (RCI) Privatization Program. The policy does not affect residents cur- types of animals now restricted by the new SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Safety, wel- In the new policy, a dog of any breed rently living in a privatized Army RCI pet policy are grandfathered in through fare, and the peace and quiet of all resi- that is deemed “aggressive or potentially community like Army Hawaii Family Hous- the end of their lease with AHFH,” said Lisa dents were the considerations taken during aggressive” — unless it is a certified mili- ing (AHFH), but it will affect them when the development of a new pet policy issued tary working dog boarded by its handler or they move into a privatized Army RCI SEE PET, A-8 Sergeant Milk mission captures Hawaii National Guard Soldiers with the 230th Engineer Company deliver crooks in milk to students in Thailand during Cobra Gold mission. Honolulu U.S. ARMY GARRISON-HAWAII A-4 PUBLIC AFFAIRS News Release KAHALA — A sergeant assigned to U.S. Army-Pacific (USARPAC) Free concert was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the Honolulu Po- lice Depart- The U.S. Army Medical ment, at the Command Band will host Kahala Mall a free concert, today, 7 Shopping p.m., at Schofield’s Sgt. Center, Feb. 11. Smith Theater. The band Sgt. Dean performs salsa, country, Rudolph, US- rock and roll, and jazz Rudolph ARPAC G-6 music. administrative noncommissioned officer, helped See Community the police capture a burglary sus- Calendar, B-2 pect, Jan. 10. Rudolph was at the Kuakini Sgt. Corey Baltos | 45th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs Physicians building when he no- ticed a commotion going on across North Kuakini Street near Bachelot Street, with two people Locked and loaded Gate closure POHOKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii — Sgt. Jason Gray, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, waits to sling a chasing after two burglary sus- humvee to a Black Hawk hovering above during the 524th Combat Service Support Battalion's Sling Load Inspection Certification pects. Course, Feb. 9-12. Schofield Barracks’ When the police arrived, they held one of the suspects while the McNair Gate will be other person ran into Waiolani closed March 4-18, in Stream with Rudolph and anoth- order to install additional force protection measures. All other gates at Schofield Barracks will er citizen in close pursuit. He managed to catch the sus- pect and hold him until police of- ficers arrived. Not only did Better education benefits on horizon Rudolph help capture the suspect, C. TODD LOPEZ benefits under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill beginning director of education services for Veteran’s maintain current he also volunteered to take part in Army News Service Aug. 1. Benefits from the program can be paid Affairs. operational times. the field line-up with the suspect out for a total of 36 months. Under a typical Under the Montgomery G.I. Bill program, the WASHINGTON — A full ride to college is on so that witnesses could identify degree program, where students attend school VA sent out individual checks to recipients, and the way for qualified Soldiers and veterans. for nine months at a time and are then off dur- See News Briefs, A-6 the burglary suspect. The “Post-9/11 Veteran’s Education Assis- recipients used the money any way they saw The Honolulu Police Depart- ing the summer months, the plan would allow fit: for tuition, housing, food, etc., Wilson said. ment awarded Rudolph and the tance Act Of 2008,” sometimes called the “Post- veterans to get a four-year degree while at- But the payment was not based on how much other good Samaritans the Cer- 9/11 G.I. Bill,” paves the way for thousands of tending school in residence. their tuition cost. tificate of Merit as a result of their qualified Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines “We’ve moved from a program that pays in “It was up to the individual to come up heroic actions of civic duty, with- and military veterans to get a complete four- essence a flat rate to individuals, to a program with whatever additional money they needed out regard for their own person- year degree at no cost to themselves. that is based on what it is actually costing an al safety. Soldiers and veterans can begin applying for individual to go to college,” said Keith Wilson, SEE EDUCATION, A-9 Punahou JROTC patch ceremony celebrates military support Story and Photos by MOLLY HAYDEN Staff Writer HONOLULU — A small crowd gathered in the Wo Auditorium at Punahou School Sounds of here, Tuesday, to celebrate a recent achieve- ment of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and the relationship it holds freedom with the military in Hawaii. The Punahou School Patch Ceremony brought together cadets and distinguished More than 2,500 Soldiers guests as cadets returned patches from var- ious units, representing all branches of serv- and family members ices. The cadets had carried the patches participate in the during the presidential inauguration parade Punahou JROTC cadets salute the crowd during the Punahou School Patch Ceremony at Great Aloha Run. in Washington, D.C. Wo Auditorium, Tuesday. Unit patches included those from the 25th B-1 Infantry Division (ID), 2nd Stryker Brigade Seventeen Punahou JROTC cadets joined “And years later I was a part of history,” Combat Team, Tripler Army Medical Center, more than 150 marching band members, said Dangaran. “It was so amazing.” 8th Theater Sustainment Command, and cheerleaders and students from Punahou Cadets lined up to present members of Distinguished guests and Punahou JROTC numerous others. Safety officers and com- High School, along with advisors and chap- the armed forces with plaques displaying cadets exchange handshakes and words of munity businesses, including the Ice Palace erones, as they welcomed former student, the unit patches carried during the inaugural This issue gratitude following the Punahou School and the Arizona Memorial, were also repre- President Barrack Obama into office in parade. Patch Ceremony at Wo Auditorium, sented. Washington D.C., Jan. 20. A small screen displayed video clips of the Tuesday. Retired Lt. Col. Robert Takao, Punahou’s The stroll down Pennsylvania Avenue fol- recent trip to Washington. Although the Footsteps in Faith A-2 JROTC senior Army instructor, welcomed lowing Obama’s swearing-in ceremony was crowd was small at the inauguration, the School,” said Dangaran. “I was marching the crowd and praised members of the com- a monumental moment for each. cheers were loud as Obama and his family for the 25th ID and representing all of Deployed Forces A-3 munity, key supporters and military leaders “I remember meeting Obama and listening flashed the shaka to passing JROTC cadets. Hawaii, our home. News Briefs A-6 for their support. to him speak when I was in the sixth grade,” The cadets grinned from ear to ear as they “Being a part of something so big really “We could not have done this without said Cadet Staff Sgt. Daniel Dangaran, watched the video, mentally reliving the shows you how small you are in the standard FMWR B-2 the selfless support of the community,” said JROTC. “He was a senator then, and his once-in-a-lifetime moment. of history,” said Dangaran. “It was an op- Takao. “Relationships are what it is all about, speech was inspiring. I learned so much “While I was there, I realized I was not portunity of a lifetime, and I am grateful I Sports & Fitness B-4 and we are one big team, together.” from him. only marching for the JROTC or Punahou was able to be a part of it.” A-2 | FEBRUARY 20, 2009 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY NEWS & COMMENTARY We want to hear from you... The Hawaii Army Weekly wel- comes articles from Army organi- USARPAC wins DA award for force protection Story and Photo by He pointed to high-profile exercises such zations, announcements from the general public about community MASTER SGT. JIM GUZIOR as Balikatan in the Philippines, Cobra Gold events of interest to the military com- U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs in Thailand, Pacific-wide Army conferences, munity, and letters and commen- FORT SHAFTER — The Department of the and the United Nations assistance mission, taries. Army (DA) awarded U.S. Army-Pacific (US- which assisted the National Army of In- If you have newsworthy ideas or ARPAC) the Best Force Protection Program donesia in getting to Lebanon as United stories you’d like to write, coordi- Award for 2008, recently, during the open- Nations peacekeepers. nate with the managing editor at The NCOs were responsible for develop- 656-3155, or e-mail editor@hawai- ing ceremony of the annual Army Antiter- rorism Conference in Buena Vista, Fla. ing and executing antiterrorism and force iarmyweekly.com. The award was a culmination of a three- protection plans as the Combined Joint Task The editorial deadline for articles and announcements is the Friday year DA force protection assessment that Force or Army force antiterrorism officers. prior to Friday publications. Prior co- evaluates each Army Command, Army Ser- Hebblethwaite said he’s proud of the way ordination is mandatory. vice Component Command and Direct Re- the USARPAC force protection program has Articles must be text or Word files porting Unit. Out of the six commands as- progressed. While the award for the best with complete information, no ab- sessed in 2008, USARPAC took top honors. force protection program is gratifying, the breviations; accompanying photo- ability to look to the future and impact graphs must be digital, high resolu- “Because we are good at what we do, Hawaii’s homeland defense is strengthened subordinate units is truly satisfying for Heb- tion, jpeg files with full captions and bylines. by our ability to respond if called upon,” blethwaite. The Hawaii Army Weekly is an said Michael Hebblethwaite, chief antiter- “We’ve long recognized that we did not authorized newspaper and is pub- rorism division, operational protection di- have the capabilities to properly assess sub- Spc. Paul White, 552nd Military Police Company, prepares for a ride along with Patrol Offi- lished in the interest of the U.S. Army rectorate, USARPAC. cer Dane Rowe to learn the Fort Shafter area. U.S. Army-Pacific won the Department of ordinates, and even if we did, they did not community in Hawaii. Hebblethwaite received an individual the Army's Best Force Protection Program Award for 2008. have antiterrorism plans or policies to as- All editorial content of the Hawaii honor for his improvements to the force sess,” said Hebblethwaite. Army Weekly is the responsibility of Although the team prepared for fiscal protection program. “The first was the antiterrorism program, notification and acknowledgement of in- the U.S. Army, Hawaii Public Affairs The DA assessment evaluates functional which tracks individual deployment from formation assurance vulnerability mes- year 2010, it was able to tackle solutions and Office, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 96857. Contents of the Hawaii Army areas such as antiterrorism, intelligence, notification to return to home station,” said sages.” funding to hire an assessment team a year Weekly are not necessarily the offi- physical security, law enforcement, mili- Hebblethwaite. “That includes 24-hour Hebblethwaite credits his non- early. That assessment team is now working cial views of, or endorsed by, the tary working dogs, information operations, tracking capability ... ensuring predeploy- commissioned officers (NCO) for making with unit antiterrorism officers to develop U.S. Government or the Department information assurance, continuity of oper- ment (and) antiterrorism-related training is the antiterrorism program a success. their plans and policies. of the Army. ations and emergency management plan- complete. “Three NCOs who have filled the position “We’re able to do more than just provide The Hawaii Army Weekly is print- ning. “The second best practice,” he added, here over the past five years have really another assessment of what we already ed by The Honolulu Advertiser, a Hebblethwaite said USARPAC was rec- “was the information assurance program stepped up and performed as action offi- know is not working. We help them fix it,” private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under ognized for two best practices. that implemented a backup system for the cers,” Hebblethwaite said. he added. exclusive written agreement with the U.S. Army, Hawaii. 8th TSC bids aloha The Hawaii Army Weekly is pub- lished weekly using the offset method of reproduction and has a printed circulation of 15,300. to inspirational Everything advertised in this pub- lication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, deputy commander physical handicap, political affilia- tion, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts and supplements, does not consti- Deputy commanding Mark MacCarley has done for tute endorsement by the Depart- the 8th TSC and for the entire ment of the Army, or The Honolulu general moves on to Army.” Advertiser, of the firms, products or services advertised. support GWOT MacCarley led more than 3,000 Soldiers, sailors, and Marines dur- SGT. MAJ. TERRY ANDERSON ing “Pacific Strike 2008” — Joint 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS), a major logistics exercise held last FORT SHAFTER — Soldiers, De- summer at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Commander, U.S. Army Garrison partment of the Army civilians The exercise successfully demon- Col. Matthew Margotta and family members gathered on Sgt. Maj. Terry Anderson | 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs strated the 8th TSC’s ability to historic Palm Circle, here, Feb. 12, Director, Public Affairs Dennis C. Drake Chief, Command Information to say farewell to a stalwart of the 8th Theater Sustainment Com- execute joint task force command and control responsibilities during Reunited mand (TSC). JLOTS operations. WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — Pvt. Kendell Jackson kisses his daughter, Mekellia, who turns 3 on Aiko Rose Brum, 656-3155 “I want to save my biggest Brig. Gen. Mark MacCarley, Monday. Jackson was among 400 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Soldiers who returned from a Aiko.Brum@us.army.mil deputy commanding general, 8th ‘hooahs’ for the noncommissioned 15-month deployment to Iraq late Tuesday night at the Multiple Deployment Facility, here. Managing Editor TSC, was honored with a “Flying officers of the 8th TSC, since this Jeremy S. Buddemeier, 656-3156 V” ceremony as he departed the is the ‘Year of the NCO,’” email@example.com unit for duty in support of the MacCarley said. “JLOTS and Assistant Editor global war on terrorism in Kuwait. every other exercise we’ve taken Kyle Ford, 656-3150 “I have to say, I’m over- part in during the past year would not have been successful without Time the best investment for families firstname.lastname@example.org whelmed,” MacCarley said. Web Editor “Thank you to all of you. Not just the efforts of our men and Stephanie Rush, 656-3153 for this ceremony, but mostly be- women, from private to sergeant email@example.com cause you came out to say good- major.” Layout bye. More importantly, I want to The 8th TSC also paid tribute to CHAPLAIN (LT. COL.) TIMOTHY WALLS Having a family meal together with the Leah Mayo members of MacCarley’s family, Schofield Barracks Community Chaplain television, cell phones and iPods turned off, with thank you for what I’ve learned “real people” conversation, is an excellent invest- Staff Writer from my friendships and person- who also attended the farewell What would you do if someone gave you Molly Hayden ceremony. Soldiers presented lei to ment of your time. In fact, mealtime can be a al relationships with you.” $86,400 to invest, but you only had one day to do great time to find out how family members are in- Advertising: 525-7439 MacCarley was named deputy MacCarley’s father, John, a World it, because at the stroke of midnight, it would all War II veteran who flew 35 com- vesting their time. Classifieds: 521-9111 commanding general of the 8th disappear? To draw dividends for a lifetime, husbands Editorial Office: 656-3155/3156 TSC, April 3, 2007. As an Army bat missions in Europe, and to I’m sure most of us would do our best to seek out should invest time in their wives, and wives in their Fax: 656-3162 Reserve Soldier, he has served at his wife, Marlene, who has en- a financial consultant or someone we trusted to husbands. The same is true for Address: every level of command, from dured the ups and downs of a help us make the most of that investment. our children. Public Affairs Office platoon leader and company com- military career as an Army wife. Do you realize that each day you and I are giv- Unfortunately, we spend lots 742 Santos Dumont Ave., WAAF mander to battalion and brigade MacCarley showed his passion for en something just as valuable to invest, some- of money on gadgets that are Building 108, Room 304 commander. Army families all over the world thing with eternal dividends? It’s called time. supposed to give us better Schofield Barracks, HI 96857-5000 He is also no stranger to de- during his remarks. Every day, 86,400 seconds are deposited into ways to invest our time; yet, Web site: ployments. MacCarley served in “I can only say, Dad, I walk in your account to use as you will, but at the end of they keep us from truly con- www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/haw.asp support of Operation Iraqi Free- your footsteps. You proved your that investment day, those 86,400 seconds will necting with one another. dom for 15 months, as chief of heroism over the deadly skies be lost to eternity if you have not used them wise- When Suzie texts mom, or Nondelivery or distribution staff for the 377th Theater Sup- of Germany during the darkest ly. Billy e-mails dad, computers problems in Army Hawaii Family Housing areas? If so, call port Command (Forward). days of World War II,” MacCarley How are you investing those seconds, minutes and gadgets take our invest- Walls 656-3155 or 656-3156. According to the 8th TSC com- said. and hours of that precious gift of time God has giv- ment from us, and we find our- manding general, Maj. Gen Ray- “To my wife and my children,” en you? Once gone, time can never be regained. selves relationally bankrupt at the end of the day. mond Mason, MacCarley was in- he continued, “you’ve made it Investing wisely means not fretting about yes- 2 days Making the time and taking the time with those strumental in guiding the unit possible for me to serve. Like terday or worrying about tomorrow, but taking to- you love will be the best investment you can make through its early days and in giv- every American Army family, you day as it comes and using it to the utmost. Will in this life. Take time to be with your God through ing Soldiers, noncommissioned sacrificed your time with me be- Rogers once said, “Don’t let yesterday use up too prayer and through worship. officers (NCO) and officers exact- cause you believe in what I do. I much of today.” since last fatal accident ly what they deserved — out- am indebted to you, and I will Benjamin Franklin had this to say about the God desires that we use the time he has given us wisely. It is a gift he has given you and me to in- Number represents fatal ac- standing leadership. find some way, some time, to re- importance of making the most of today: “One to- vest wisely. cidents as defined by Army “Mark truly epitomizes the best pay that emotional debt of time day is worth two tomorrows.” Time, what will you do with it? Some folks will Regulation 385-10, which is in- in both reputation and charac- and love.” Investing in the family by spending time together save it; others will make it. Most will waste it; sev- clusive of all active component ter,” Mason said. “He is a man MacCarley leaves Hawaii for a and having fun will bring priceless dividends. eral will kill it. A few actually are on it — on time, U.S. Army units and person- of immense strength, integrity, short vacation in California before Taking the time for a walk in the neighborhood but many try to manage it and end up losing it. nel. Current as of 2/18/2009. courage and selflessness. We traveling to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait with the spouse and kids allows an opportunity for Time flies. But remember, you are the navigator are here today to honor what for duty in the Middle East. real communication and is a great use of your time. of your time. What have you done to trim the fat out of your budget? “Limited my “I can't think “I haven't ... “Eating more “Not eating out as extracurricular of anything I'm spending vegetables and much and cutting activities." that I've cut." more. I just shopping back on fun stuff got back from around." like toys." deployment." Staff Sgt. Robert Chief Warrant Simeon Rojas Lisa Story Jason Avery Gonzalez Officer 2 Greg 1-207th Avn., Family Member 408th MI Co. Retired Army Major Hansel HIARNG Platoon Sergeant HHC, 2nd SBCT Aircraft Intel Technician Electrician Avionics DEPLOYED FORCES HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY FEBRUARY 20, 2009 | A-3 325th Brigade Support Battalion trains Iraqi army NCOs Story and Photo by all medical personnel from C Co., 325th apy, dental, CAPT. TERRIE SHIN BSB, taught the first aid class. laboratory, preven- 325th Brigade Support Battalion “This training was very successful for tive medicine and surgery TIKRIT, Iraq — The 325th Brigade Sup- me, because I learned how to conduct first techniques. port Battalion (BSB), 3rd Infantry Brigade aid in order to treat any injured soldier in Maj. Matthew Packham, battalion Combat Team, partnered with the 4th Di- combat, but also learned I can apply this surgeon, C Co., also provided a class on vision, Iraqi army (IA), to conduct training to our daily lives,” said Pvt. Pishtiwan surgical suturing and basic pediatrics. on basic combat skills during a three- Omar Ali, Military Police Company, 4th IA. “Training is a key to leadership, and week period, recently. Both Cobian and Schoolcraft said they now they are able to pass on this infor- Each training session was designed to had great confidence in Iraqi NCOs’ abil- mation to their Soldiers. It inspires them teach basic first aid, weapons mainte- ity to teach their soldiers. to train other Soldiers,” said Packham. nance, night vision device operations, During the initial training sessions, The medical training also strengthened night driving, weapons qualification and some Iraqi soldiers had difficulty under- Iraqi soldiers’ trust in their NCOs and night-fire familiarization. standing the material because all instruc- chain of command. To help Iraqis become more independent, Sgt. Adela Tacla (middle), A Company, 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry tions were provided through an inter- “The Iraqi soldiers gained respect and classes used a train-the-trainer model of in- Brigade Combat Team, and Sgt. Yassin Rashid (right), 4th Division, Iraqi army (IA), preter. After Iraqi NCOs began teaching the confidence that their noncommissioned struction, so those being taught could train both range safety noncommissioned officers, observe marksmanship techniques at the classes, they were able to articulate in- officers can lead them and can take care their Soldiers when they returned to their 4th IA Weapons Qualification Range at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. structions better because they had already of them,” said Cobian. unit. gone through the classes the previous The joint training created a lasting Six Iraqi noncommissioned officers all six Iraqi NCOs were well-integrated assume a greater role in the security of Iraq. week. They could instruct their Soldiers in partnership with the NCOs. It allowed (NCO) from Headquarters Support Com- into the mode of instruction and were “Many of our Soldiers have neither driv- Arabic. 325th BSB Soldiers to see how, by train- pany, 4th IA, participated in the first ses- leading the training for their IA soldiers. en vehicles nor have seen night vision de- Concurrent with the combat skills train- ing Iraqi security forces, they can posi- sion. During the second training session, a “We never had this type of training be- vices (NVD) until today, but they are now ing, 325th BSB conducted two sessions of tively impact the future of Iraq. week later, the same NCOs played a larg- fore. In the end, we gained confidence well-trained and confident to drive at Advanced Medical Training at the “The reason why we are here in Iraq is er role instructing approximately 35 Iraqi that we could teach our Soldiers,” said night with NVDs,” said Sgt. Rezkar Ahmad, Contingency Operation Base Speicher to help improve the Iraqi security forces, soldiers, while 325th BSB Soldiers stepped Sgt. Yassin Rashid, 4th Division, IA. IA. Troop Medical Clinic. The course was de- so they can assume a greater role in pro- back and monitored the training. This partnership model has improved Spc. Dustin Abbas, Staff Sgt. Branden signed to teach Iraqi medics advanced tecting their country,” said Maj. Joseph By the start of the third and final session, the 4th IA’s ability to train its Soldiers to Schoolcraft, and Sgt. Benjamin Cobian, medical procedures, such as physical ther- Ritter, executive officer, 325th BSB. A-4 | FEBRUARY 20, 2009 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY SOLDIERS Spc. Andrew Kalaukoa, Hawaii National Guard, 230th Engineer Company, Vertical, distributes milk to the children of the Ban Soi Song School in rural Thailand as part of the Cobra Gold joint humanitarian mission hosted at the Ban Nong Buatong School in the Chanthaburi District of Thailand, Jan. 24 - Feb. 11. Hawaii Soldiers, Thai Marines distribute 37,000 milk cartons Giving it the boot Sgt. Mike Alberts | 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Story and Photos by explaining that it’s a friendly sign we use in SPC. JOANNA N. AMBERGER Hawaii. A lot of local people use it. They tried to POHOKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii — Pfc. Russell Welch (right), mechanic, D Troop, 2nd 117th Military Public Affairs Dettachment adjust their fingers, but they were having a hard Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), works on installing a boot on Hawaii Army National Guard time. I had to actually bend their fingers to show an OH-58 Kiowa transmission as Command Sgt. Maj. Keith Hunter (left), command sergeant major, 2- CHANTHABURI, Thailand — Shrieks of laughter them how to do it.” 6th Cav., observes at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), Hawaii, Feb. 8. The 25th CAB is conducting pre- greeted the formidable Hawaiian as he stepped deployment training at PTA throughout February. into the large, open classroom filled with small Thai SEE MILK, A-5 children. The excited children laughed, but they were still shy, playfully keeping their distance in a large ring around him. As the Hawaiian knelt down on one knee, the chil- dren finally felt more comfort- able and approached the laugh- ing, warm-hearted stranger. Similar scenes were repeated in other schools as Soldiers of the 230th Engineer Company, Vertical, Hawaii Army National Guard, distributed approximately 37,000 cartons of milk to schools and the local community here, for what Soldiers called “The Milk Project.” Thirty Soldiers, along with 19 Thai marines from the Royal Thai Marine Engineer Battalion, worked together to build a new classroom facility for the Ban Nong Buatong School here, Jan. 24 to Feb. 11, as part of the Cobra Gold exercise held throughout Thailand. “The Milk Project is a plan to reach out to the community,” said Maj. Joseph Laurel, Joint Civil Military Affairs Task Force, Hu- manitarian Civil Affairs, officer in charge, South. “We have so many resources, we want to go beyond the school and out into the sur- rounding province to reach out there, too.” “For some of the kids in the neighboring communities, their families make less than $50 a month,” said Laurel. “They are very poor. You see kids with no shoes and drinking river water ... to give them a couple of cases of milk, it’s like Christmas come ear- ly. It’s tremendous.” Soldiers began by giving milk to children at the Ban Nong Bu- atong School. “We have been giving out milk at every meal at the school,” said Laurel. “When the parents come to pick up the kids, we give them a couple of cases to take home too,” he added. “The students have never had milk like this before,” said Chat- woot Imchomchun, a teacher at the school. “Some students have never even had milk before be- cause their families are poor.” As the rhythm on the jobsite settled, the Soldiers and Thai Marines moved out to other schools in the district. “We went to another school and gave the kids over there cas- es of milk,” said Spc. Diamond Hoohuli, 230th Eng. Co. “It felt good giving out stuff they don’t have every day.” “It’s small. It’s only a case of milk, but they appreciate it so much,” said Spc. Salva Faatea, 230th Eng. Co. “I liked the danc- ing and singing they did for us. I wish we could come back and build them a school like we are doing for the other school.” To show their appreciation, schoolchildren sang songs and danced for the Soldiers. One Sol- dier joined a kindergarten class in the fun. “I was showing them shaka,” said Staff Sgt. Jim Evangelista, 230th Eng. Co., referring to the “hang loose” hand gesture. “I was SOLDIERS HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY FEBRUARY 20, 2009 | A-5 Milk: Hawaii National Guard members help less fortunate communities CONTINUED FROM A-1 and this is my community while I’m small, they had given back to the com- here,” Cook said. “They are really ap- munity. “I thought it was very touching,” said preciative of us and what we gave. I’d re- They built a new classroom facility, Spc. Andrew Kalaukoa, 230th Eng. Co. “I ally love to continue doing this in any- repaired swing sets and returned a bas- have children the same age. It made me way I can.” ketball court to working order; distrib- miss my kids back home. There are a lot “We’ve never had anyone donate milk uted 37,000 cartons of milk and donated of kids out there in need of help. I’d like like this before,” said Thanomsri Pet- new school supplies; and formed strong to do it again.” paitwo, a teacher at the school. “I am so friendships with the Thai marines over Spc. William Cook, 230th Eng. Co., happy for your donation. Thank you. We shared work, food and laughter. was on a team that delivered milk to the need more.” “Beyond being a Soldier, beyond being nearby Ban Pra Gad School. As Soldiers prepared to leave the com- an American or a Thai soldier, it’s the hu- “I joined the Guard to help my munity that hosted them for many weeks, man thing to do, to give to people who Staff Sgt. Jim Evangelista, Hawaii National Guard, 230th Engineer Company, Vertical, community. Now I’m here in Thailand, they recalled the ways, both great and have less,” Laurel said. teaches the children of the Ban Pong Wua School how to do the “shaka.” A-6 | FEBRUARY 20, 2009 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY SOLDIERS News 441st MI Bn. shares time with orphans vision: Handling Performance Problems. For questions regarding the courses, contact Val Nomura, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Briefs 474-0025, ext. 301. Visit https:// www.donhr.navy.mil. SGT. 1ST CLASS SHERYL L. LAWRY Additionally, Wallace wants, Soldiers to 500th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs know how to interact with the people and Send news announcements for 25 / Wednesday SAGAMIHARA CITY, Japan — Standing meet their needs while doing something mean- Soldiers and civilian employees Warrant Officer Recruiting among the cheerful screams of more than 20 ingful and selfless. to community@ — A recruiting session for warrant children at the Bott Memorial Home orphan- “I want them to feel personally fulfilled by hawaiiarmyweekly.com. officers will be held Feb. 25, 10 age, here, Feb. 7, were four Soldiers who vol- doing good for others,” Wallace continued. a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at Building T- unteered their time to be playmates and Eng- After his first visit to the orphanage, Spc. 20 / Today 100, Room 210, Fort Shafter. Vis- lish tutors to the orphanage’s children. Joey Scott, Headquarters & Headquarters De- Office Closure — The General it www.usarec.army.mil/hq/ The Soldiers, all from the 441st Military In- tachment, is already looking forward to his Services Administration (GSA) warrant. telligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade, were next. Customer Supply Center on also there to continue fostering the well- “Not only was it fun, but I feel like I’m Schofield Barracks will be closed for inventory, Feb. 17-20. Cus- March established partnership their unit and the or- phanage has enjoyed for more than a year. helping the community out,” Scott said. “I’m already planning on other stuff to bring [next tomers can shop at the GSA Hick- It was in November 2007 that the battalion time], pictures and stuff to show.” am store during this time. 4 / Wednesday actively sought out an organization they could The experiences Wallace wanted for the Gate Closure — Schofield Bar- Soldiers is also being shared by the children. Contact Mike Martin at 655- be partnered with. Their objective was to be Courtesy Photo racks’ McNair Gate will be closed “Just having the Soldiers come here … the 0280. very involved and hands-on. After looking at March 4-18, in order to install Sgt. Michael Coleman, Headquarters & Head- children have no experience with other cul- a few different places, Chaplain (Capt.) Chris additional force protection meas- 21 / Saturday ures. All other gates at Schofield Wallace settled on Bott Memorial Home, which quarters Detachment, 441st Military Intelligence Battalion, plays with some of the children at the tures, just Japanese,” explained Kaita Omura, Water Outage — There will was more than willing to be united with the a member of the Bott staff, through an inter- Barracks will maintain their cur- Bott Memorial Home orphanage, Feb. 7. preter. “They get a lot out of the visits, even if be a water outage affecting sev- battalion. rent operational times. Soldiers just play with them. The children’s eral buildings on Fort Shafter “The battalion wanted to support an or- lot of them are in unique situations, so just Call 656-2435. ages range from two to 18. Just talking to scheduled for Feb. 21, 7:30 a.m.- phanage,” explained Wallace. “Bott was the making them smile became the most reward- first place we went to. They were well provid- ing thing about it.” them is good. The smallest things are inter- 4 p.m. Buildings affected include Barracks 502 and 503-A, Dining 7 / Saturday ed for. Clean up was wanted, but not needed. Together Wallace and Dillabough organ- esting to them.” Road Closure — Beginning They said teaching (the children) English would In addition to visiting the orphanage twice Facility 503-B, Buildings 515 and ized a bimonthly volunteer effort that involves March 7 and ending Nov. 7, por- be more profitable.” a month, the battalion also invites the children 505, and Richardson Theater. all the Soldiers in the battalion. tions of Williston and Wright- And that worked out well for the battalion and staff at the Christian organization to “open The purpose of this water out- “This is a great opportunity for all our Sol- Smith Avenues, Schofield Bar- that has many Japanese-speaking Soldiers as- post” days, such as the Cherry Blossom Festi- age is to provide service to the diers to be good citizens of Japan and the racks, will be closed for roadway signed to it. Wallace approached Sgt. George new barracks to house the Soldiers U.S. and to learn something of the Japanese val, and holds special events like Christmas construction work. Drivers should Dillabough to assist him with the project. and to create a loop system to people and their culture and traditions and to parties, which are a big hit with the children at avoid the area. Also beginning “My initial drive [to do it] was to get out [of facilitate any future problems. share (with the children) some of America’s the orphanage. March 7 and ending June 12, the house],” explained Dillabough, who lives Call 438-1236. people, culture and Bragg Street will be temporarily near Camp Zama, “but after one or two visits traditions,” Wallace converted to two-way traffic serv- 24 / Tuesday ing the residents of Betsy Ross with the kids, it was all about seeing them. A said. Civilian Classes — The Civilian and Patrick Henry Courts only. Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) Call 624-2338 for more infor- will offer the following classes mation. for civilians: •Feb. 24-26, Basic Classifica- 12 / Thursday tion and Six Core Competencies of Redeployment Ceremony — Leadership. The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat •Feb. 25-27, Effective Presen- Team will hold a redeployment tations. ceremony March 12, 10 a.m., at •March 3, Proofreading and Sills Field, Schofield Barracks. Editing with Style. •March 9-13, The Supervisor’s 25 / Wednesday Role in Human Resources Man- Gate Closure — Schofield Bar- agement. racks’ Macomb Gate will be closed •March 10 and 11, Dealing with March 25-April 8, in order to in- Difficult People. stall additional force protection •March 12, Interpersonal Com- measures. All other gates at munication Skills Schofield Barracks will maintain •March 19, A Review of Eng- their current operational times. lish Grammar, Behavioral Super- Call 656-2435. NEWS HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY FEBRUARY 20, 2009 | A-7 Child care providers learn warning signs of abuse, neglect ‘Beyond question’ activity According to the U.S. Department of participants answered them using a Health and Human Services, 1,400 child “beyond question” remote. The technol- helps in recognizing abuse deaths resulting from maltreatment are ogy displayed participants’ answers reported each year. in a graph format and gave the audience Story and Photo by The Department of Defense defines instant feedback on the group’s MOLLY HAYDEN child abuse as the physical or mental responses. Staff Writer injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, “This allows the participants to be SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — It was a or negligent treatment of a child. Risk more actively engaged in the training,” tough topic to cover, according to Hank factors include lack of parenting skills, said Cashen. “(They) enjoyed the inter- Cashen, family advocacy senior preven- childhood maltreatment and substance active aspect of the class.” tion specialist, Army Community Ser- abuse. During another demonstration, Peirce vice (ACS), but a necessary one. held a small crying doll in her hands. More than 15 military personnel gath- For more information on classes She then passed the doll off to a family ered at the Bennett Youth Center, here, provided by ACS, call 655-4227. member and asked the participant to recently, to discuss the warning signs of shake it. When the crying stopped, red child abuse and child neglect. During the CAN training, Cashen, lights lit up, showcasing the damage that Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) train- along with Gina Peirce, family advocacy could have occurred in a real child’s ing is mandatory for everyone who works prevention specialist, ACS, facilitated the brain. with children, such as Child, Youth and class, which included numerous videos The shaken baby doll demonstration School Services personnel and ACS and answers to questions about child helped participants see potential negative Family Child Care providers. The training abuse. health consequences of Shaken Baby emphasizes the “Three Rs,” recognizing Facilitators projected photographs onto Syndrome and helped parents to realize the signs of, responding to, and reporting Military personnel and child care providers participate in the mandatory briefing on a screen to help attendees identify signs the importance of prevention. child abuse. child abuse and neglect, Jan. 30. of abuse and physical maltreatment. In- “There is a lot of information provid- Child care workers don’t need to de- dicators, including a child’s reaction to ed,” said family member Jerri Dudenho- termine if abuse has occurred; however, When a report is received, military po- Case Review Committee (CRC) to deter- social situations, were also explained. effer. “Some is common sense, but it’s im- if they suspect abuse, they need to con- lice and social workers conduct an in- mine whether the case meets the criteria During another portion of training, portant to be informed and aware in case tact the military police and make a report. vestigation and refer the incident to the for abuse or not. questions flashed onto a screen and a situation arises.” A-8 | FEBRUARY 20, 2009 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY NEWS Military Saves Week Shoppers can stretch budget without sacrificing quality KAY BLAKLEY savings of more than 30 percent. don’t fit into your plan, and never shop Serving size and microwave cooking in- because occasionally you’ll be surprised. Defense Commissary Agency 2. Plan ahead. Sound meal planning when you’re tired or hungry. You’ll fill structions are exactly the same. The price Shredded cheddar cheese, another item FORT LEE, Va. — The Military Saves and eating more meals at home will go a your cart with all kind of items. Everything of a 12-ounce package of smoked ham in on my shopping list today, was exactly campaign encourages service members and long way toward reducing your overall looks good when you’re starving and try- the cold cuts section worked out to be the same price per pound whether shredded their families to develop financial fitness food expenditures. Don’t forget to include ing to hurry. $4.61 per pound. The same product, from or in a 1-pound block. In that case, I’ll habits that lead to personal financial sta- leftovers when planning. A large, inex- 4. Read labels and compare prices. a competing brand was available in the deli take the shredded version and save myself bility, and ultimately, to mission readiness. pensive roast served Sunday can provide When comparing prices of competing section for less than half that price — $2.17 the extra effort at home. To help attain those goals, there’s hard- the makings for sandwiches Monday and a brands, compare the number of servings per per pound. Plus, at the deli, luncheon meat 6. Redeem coupons. Coupons and re- ly a better habit to embrace than choosing protein source in a chef salad served container. A cheaper price on a larger size can be custom sliced, and different amounts bate savings can add up fast. All com- the commissary for grocery and house- Tuesday. is only a savings if you actually use those can be purchased. missaries honor Internet coupons these hold needs. extra ounces. It’s no bargain if you end up 5. Do it yourself. The higher price for days, and most commissaries make paper “Extending the paychecks of military throwing them away. Don’t automatically “convenience” items reflects the labor re- coupons available near the store entrance, members with savings of 30 percent or assume that a larger-size container is al- quired to pre-cook, pre-cut or pre-measure. in the checkout area or sometimes at- more is the reason the commissary benefit ways a better buy. Sometimes it is, but of- Most of the time, substantial savings can be tached to the products themselves. Keep an exists,” said Philip Sakowitz Jr., director and ten it’s not. had by making these preparations yourself. eye out for those you use most often. chief executive officer, Defense Commissary For delicious recipes, check out Kay’s Kitchen Always check the unit price shelf tag, or Coleslaw is on my menu for dinner Savings through consistent shopping Agency (DeCA). online at www.commissaries.com. do the math yourself. Sometimes huge sav- tonight, so I compared the difference be- in commissaries year-round can also add The following six suggestions may help ings can also be found by comparing the tween buying a head of cabbage (22 cents up fast: Yearly savings for a family of stretch your food budget: same product in different forms. For ex- per pound) and shredding it myself versus four averages $3,400; a family of three 1. Shop the commissary. It may look 3. Make a list. Having a definite list ample, at a local commissary’s prices today, buying a 1-pound bag of coleslaw mix saves more than $2,600; a couple more like a retail grocery store, but it’s actually when you shop helps avoid impulse buys. a half-cup serving of oatmeal from an 18- ($1.99). I can easily spend a few minutes than $2,100; and a single service member a government agency charged with deliv- If you find an item on sale that you know ounce box of quick-cooking oats costs 7 with my food processor for that kind of nearly $1,200. With savings like these, ering a non-pay benefit for military mem- you’ll use later, feel free to add it to your cents, but from a box of 12 single-serving savings. Keep your math skills sharp and you can be financially fit and mission bers and their families. cart. But beware of pretty displays that packets, it costs 26 cents. your calculator close at hand as you shop ready in no time. Commissaries make no profit; you pay the same price DeCA pays for products, plus a five-percent surcharge, which goes directly to funding new construction or reno- vation of commissaries. Government agencies aren’t al- lowed to advertise, so you won’t have a splashy grocery circular screaming daily specials at you each time you walk through the door. Instead, take note of the red, white and blue “Savings You’ve Earned” shelf signs, or visit the savings aisle at www.commissaries.com to view prices and savings of specific items in the store where you shop. Based on database comparisons of com- missary prices versus retail grocery stores, consistently shopping at the commissary provides an average Pet: Chows, pit bulls are prohibited dog breeds CONTINUED FROM A-1 Reese, AHFH director of property management. “However, once they move to their new duty sta- tion, they will be subject to the terms of the policy should they choose to live in a privatized Army RCI community.” The policy also addresses re- strictions on exotic animals. For the purposes of this policy, ag- gressive or potentially aggressive breeds of dogs are defined as the following: •Pit bulls (American Stafford- shire bull terriers, English Stafford- shire bull terriers) •Rottweilers •Doberman pinschers •Chows •Wolf hybrids The prohibition also extends to other dogs that demonstrate a propensity for dominant or ag- gressive behavior as indicated by any of the following types of con- duct: •Unprovoked barking, growling or snarling at people approaching the animal; •Aggressively running along fence lines when people are pres- ent; •Biting or scratching people; and •Escaping confinement or re- striction to chase people. To view the new pet policy, visit www.ArmyHawaiiFam ilyHousing.com. Questions regarding the policy can be addressed to any AHFH community center. Reese also added that should a pet demonstrate a propensity for dominant or aggressive behavior as defined by the new policy, AHFH does have the authority to remove it from its community. The policy was developed by the Army’s RCI partners in response to the Army’s request for standardi- zation regarding pets in privatized housing. It also was developed with input from current residents, garrisons and Department of the Army Headquarters (Installations and Environment). The policy, which is supported by Headquarters, went into effect Jan. 23. NEWS HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY FEBRUARY 20, 2009 | A-9 Education: Revamped G.I. Bill makes attending school easier CONTINUED FROM A-1 ed to potential college-goers. For students of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill is the ability to after 9/11. The lowest level is for those attending school more than half the time, transfer the benefits to one’s dependents. Maximum benefits for that have between 90 days and six months to go to school, if any.” Wilson said. the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill also pays housing “For a lot of folks, that’s a key issue,” service of active service after 9/11.” The new program changes all that. The costs, up to a rate equivalent to the Basic Wilson said of the change. “That section of •At least 36 months; 100 percent The amount of active service a member Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, Wilson said, pays for tu- Allowance for Housing rate for an E-5 the bill was specifically designed as a re- •At least 30 continuous days on has after 9/11 determines what percentage ition by sending payments directly to the with dependents in the ZIP code where tention tool. And it is set up for those in- active duty and must be dis- of benefits they can receive under the school. It also pays for student housing by the school is located. dividuals who have served 6 years in the charged due to service-connect- Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. sending a payment to the student. An ad- If a student attends school in Charlotte, armed forces and agree to serve an addi- ed disability; 100 percent “The percentages go on up until you ditional payment for books and supplies N.C., for instance, the BAH rate in the tional period of service after Aug. 1, 2009.” reach the point where you have 36 months also goes directly to the student. area for an E-5 with dependents is $1,179. The details of who may transfer benefits •At least 30 months but less of active duty — and those individuals With the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, a Soldier The student would then receive that much to their family members, however, are be- than 36 months; 90 percent qualify for 100 percent of everything,” may be entitled to tuition payments equal money for rent each month — even if he or ing set by the military services, not the Vet- •At least 24 months, but less Wilson said. to the cost of the most expensive public, she has no dependents. erans Administration. That policy has not than 30 months; 80 percent Soldiers who invested in the MGIB by undergraduate, in-state tuition and fees Soldiers on active duty may tap in to the yet been determined. •At least 18 months, but less paying the $1,200 buy-in for the program, in his or her home state. Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and apply benefits to- Unlike the MGIB, which required Sol- than 24 months; 70 percent and who elect to participate in the Post- For instance: a student learns that the ward tuition, books and supplies. Howev- diers to pay up to $1,200 to participate, the •At least 12 months, but less 9/11 G.I. Bill, will be refunded a propor- most expensive public state school in the er, active-duty Soldiers are not entitled to Post-9/11 G.I. Bill requires no such pay- than 18 months; 60 percent tional amount of their buy-in, after all state of their home of record costs $1,250 receive the housing allowance from the ment. entitlement under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill is for a semester of courses. If the student opts program. All Soldiers who served after Sept. 11, •At least 06 months, but less used. to attend a private school instead, that Students are also entitled to a yearly 2001 may qualify for some or all of the than 12 months; 50 percent Those who do not use all their entitle- school will receive up to $1,250 a semes- stipend of up to $1,000 to cover the cost benefits, depending on how long they •At least 90 days, but less than ment under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, do not ter for tuition. of books and supplies, and students from served. Additionally, the program also 06 months; 40 percent receive a refund of their MGIB buy-in. “Potentially, a student can get up to the highly rural areas who are transferring to serves National Guard and Reserve service Additionally, those who paid into the $600 full cost of tuition for the school they at- a school may also be entitled to a one-time members, depending on how much time ment, depending on how much active MGIB “buy-up” program, which increased tend,” Wilson said. payment of $500. they were mobilized for active duty. service you have,” Wilson said, “How the benefits under MGIB, will not receive Tuition is not the only benefit extend- Perhaps one of the best-known benefits “There are different tiers of benefit pay- many months of active service you have a refund for that money. When work is finished. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009 More than 20,000 runners begin the 8.15 mile trek down Nimitz Highway to Aloha Stadium in the 25th Annual Great Aloha Run, Monday. Sgt. 1st Class David E. Gillespie | 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs MOLLY HAYDEN back in the land of aloha and taking ad- Staff Writer vantage of the beauty provided. HONOLULU — Maj. Charlie Kim, 25th “I ran in this race before I was married Infantry Division, joined more than a over 12 years ago,” said Danielle. “We've thousand Hawaii-based troops for their been back (in Hawaii) for six months, own version of the Great Aloha Run in and it is starting to feel like home again. Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 8. “When I heard about the sign-ups for Kim stated the Iraq version of the race the GAR, I knew I wanted to run,” con- differed from the one held each year in tinued Danielle. “I have such fond mem- Honolulu, but the aloha spirit was the ories of running the race before.” same. The run was also a way to stay Danielle also took advantage of the connected to his family back home. discounted entry fee for Family and “It will be something fun to talk about Morale, Welfare and Recreation Blue Star with my family,” said Kim. “I am sure cardholders. there will be many stories from their ex- Madeline, on the verge of her first step perience they will be eager to tell me.” and years away from running, sat bright- Fast forward one week and 8,000 miles eyed in a jogging stroller pushed by away. The sun hid beyond the horizon, Danielle as Joshua walked next to his and the air was crisp on that Monday family members, eventually breaking Honolulu morning. Kim’s wife, Danielle, away from the pack in an attempt to win and two of their six children, 11-year-old a prize for best time in his age group. Joshua and 9-month-old Madeline, Joshua prepared himself for the race joined tens of thousands of people gath- with a bit of training and stated he now ered downtown for the 25th Annual had bragging rights having walked more Great Aloha Run (GAR). miles than his father did during the Iraq As part of the “Sounds of Freedom,” more than 2,500 troops pass by Aloha Tower near the start Runners, joggers and casual walkers GAR. Although, the young jogger admit- of the 25th Annual Great Aloha Run. lined up for the famous race. Runners ted if his father were running with him stretched, sleepy-eyed children nestled in that day, Kim would probably win. their strollers and parents held cups of “I think he’s faster than I am,” said Annual run spotlights ‘Sounds coffee tightly in their hands, begging for Joshua. the caffeine to wake them up. Members of the U.S. armed forces Danielle and Madeline rolled over the finish line after two hours and 37 min- of Freedom,’ donates to MWR lined up on Nimitz Highway; each utes, while Joshua beat them by more branch represented by a flag waving than an hour, providing plenty of rest high in the morning breeze. time at the stadium. As the national anthem began, hands “I am glad the military is involved in Story and Photo by it runs in my blood. It means a lot that the moved sternly to their foreheads, and the this race,” said Danielle. “The Great Alo- SGT. 1ST CLASS DAVID E. GILLESPIE military has a presence here, and it gives crowd held their hearts proudly and sang ha Run is a big part of the community in 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs people a sense of pride when they see our along. Hawaii, and this is a good way for the HONOLULU — Some 20,000 runners and troops, both men and women, going by, Hawaii Ponoi followed and brought on military to blend in and get to know more than 2,500 troops participating in the chanting, she added. a wave of cheers at the end, indicating Hawaii for what it is: a mix of all that “Sounds of Freedom” hit the streets for the Being a part of the Sounds of Freedom is the start of the race was near. God has made.” 2009 Hawaii Telcom Great Aloha Run (GAR), just fantastic, said Lt. Col. Ed Burke, com- The cannon boomed, while simultane- Kim agreed. here, at sunrise, Monday. mander, 8th Theater Sustainment Com- ously the sun peaked and more than “I can't think of an event that does a Now in its 25th year, the Great Aloha Run mand’s (TSC) Special Troops Battalion. 20,000 participants pounded the pave- better job of bringing the two communi- is an 8.15-mile trek along Honolulu Harbor “I couldn't imagine any place I'd rather be ment and made their way through the ties together,” said Kim. from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium. The — the weather’s great, Soldiers are motivat- 8.15-mile race from the Aloha Tower to Danielle is counting the days to GAR second year of the run, Sounds of Freedom ed, and hopefully, the run is not too fast,” Aloha Stadium. 2010, and she stated every member of was added and features military units run- Burke quipped, before the race. Hawaii is a special place for the Kim her family would participate, together, as ning in formation demonstrating their ca- With the exception of the Marine Corps family. It is where Kim and Danielle met a family. dences and esprit de corps. Marathon, this foot race is the largest mili- and married. After moving to the main- “All eight of us,” said Danielle, smiling. The event benefits Carole Kai Charities, a tary participatory event in the world, land for many years, the Kim family is “I think that qualifies for the group rate.” philanthropic fund run by Hawaii entertainer Onouye said, even surpassing the Army Ten- and GAR co-founder Carole Kai Onouye, and Miler. has generated more than $7.6 million for And logistics for the military participation more than 150 nonprofit organizations, in- in Hawaii was no ordinary task. cluding more than $350,000 for military “The 8th Theater Sustainment Command Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) or- took the lead in coordinating all military ganizations. units for the Sounds of Freedom, as well as “For every Department of Defense member taskings for all the logistics of the race,” said participating in the race, $1 will be donated Sgt. 1st Class Previn Parker, 8th TSC opera- to their branch of service’s MWR in Hawaii,” tions noncommissioned officer. Onouye said. “This includes active duty serv- “Planning meetings, registration, packet ice members, (Department of Defense) civil- completion, T-shirt pickup, bus transporta- ians and their children and spouses.” tion to move Soldiers to and from the race, In addition to the funds raised for MWR, race day coordination, water buffaloes, wa- Onouye presented a check for $1,500 to the ter and aid stations … we’ve been working Warrior Transition Unit for wounded war- on this for four months,” Parker explained. riors. “Last year there were 3,000 troops, and in “Giving back to the military has been very 2007 there were nearly 4,000. This year, de- gratifying because my whole family has al- spite all of the deployments, we still had ways been connected with the military in more than 2,500 troops here. That’s more Molly Hayden | Honolulu Advertiser some fashion,” Onouye explained. than $2,500 going back into the community A long line of military is in our family, so for Soldiers’ needs.” Danielle Kim pushes 9-month old Madeline in a stroller during the 25th Annual Great Aloha Run. The run, taking place in both Honolulu and Iraq, gave Soldiers and family members a chance to share the aloha of the community race, despite being thousands of miles apart. B-2 | FEBRUARY 20, 2009 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY COMMUNITY Aliamanu (AMR) Chapel 836-4599 • Catholic Sunday, 8:30 a.m. — Mass Sunday, 9:45 a.m. – Religious Edu. 20 / Today • Gospel Sunday, 11 a.m. – Sunday Big R: Mardi Gras — Register by today School (Sept.–June only) Sunday, 12:30 p.m. – for the Blue Star Card Mardi Gras party on Worship service Fat Tuesday, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m., at the Ne- •Protestant Sundays, 9:45 a.m. – helani, Schofield Barracks. Get your face Worship Service painted in true Mardi Gras fashion, with a Sunday, 11 a.m. – Sunday School (Sept. – June only) masquerade disguise, play themed bingo and trivia games and collect beads. Fort DeRussy Chapel Three Blue Star Card holders will be 836-4599 crowned in the spirit of Mardi Gras. Light • Catholic pupus and child care will be provided, Saturday, 5 p.m. – Mass in Chapel (May–Aug.) but spaces are limited. Send an e-mail to Saturday, 6 p.m. – Mass on Beach email@example.com or call 656- • Protestant Sunday, 9 a.m. – Worship Service 3327 to register. • Buddhist 1st Sunday, 1 p.m. Battle Buddy Spirit Day — The Bet- Mitchell Osurman | Army and Air Force Exchange Service-Hawaii Fort Shafter Chapel ter Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) 836-4599 program will hold a Battle Buddy Spirit Day, today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Tropics Recreation Center, Schofield Barracks. Test Supporting deployed Soldiers • Contemporary Protestant Sunday, 9 a.m.–“The Wave” Worship your skills in a variety of fun contests, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Twenty-six civilians, who work for Army & Air Force Exchange Service, were presented with Global races and other competitions. Call 655- War on Terrorism (GWOT) Civilian Service Medals in a ceremony, Friday, at the Schofield Main Exchange. The GWOT medal Helemano (HMR) Chapel 653-0703 1130. recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of Department of Defense civilians in direct support of the armed forces engaged in operations to combat terrorism in all forms throughout the world. • Contemporary Protestant Sunday, 9 a.m. – Bible Study Joint Forces Pool Party — Families Sunday, 10 a.m. – Worship Service & Children’s Church with special needs individuals are invited to enjoy an afternoon of swimming, today, welcome to basic training to understand Schofield Barracks. Call 655-0596. and Halo 3 will commence Feb. 26, 6 p.m., Main Post Chapel 2:30-5:30 p.m., at Richardson Pool, newborn basics and how to be effective, at the Tropics Recreation Center, Schofield 655-9307 Schofield Barracks. At least one family confident fathers, Feb 21, 9 a.m.-noon, at 25 / Wednesday Barracks. Play all three games and find out • Catholic member must be enrolled in the Excep- Army Community Service, Schofield Bar- Resource Workshop — The New Parent who’s the best of the best. Call 655-5698. Sunday, 9 a.m. – CCD & RCIA Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – Mass tional Family Member Program (EFMP). racks. Call 655-0596. Support Program (NPSP) will hold a Resource • Collective Protestant The event is free, but sign up is required. Workshop available for new parents, Feb. 25, Literature Database Training — The Sunday, 9 a.m. – Worship Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday School Contact Ethel at 655-1551 or Tracey at Blue Star Card Ball Bash — Come out 2-4 p.m., at Aliamanu Military Reservation’s Sgt Yano Library, Schofield Barracks, will • Gospel 655-4791. and have a ball at the Tropics, Feb. 21, 5–7 community center, and Feb. 26, 2-4 p.m., at offer free, hands-on demo sessions on the Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday School Sunday, noon – Worship Service p.m. Bump, set and spike your way to a the Sgt. Yano Library, Schofield Barracks. Gale’s Literature Resource Center, Feb. 26, Family Fun Fridays — The next Fam- good time; snacks will be served. The workshop provides important in- 2-6 p.m. MPC Annex, Building 791 ily Fun Friday will take place today, 6 Space is limited. Call 656-3325. formation on the nurturing parent cur- Gale’s Literature Resource Center is an • Chalice Circle p.m., at the Tropics, Schofield Barracks. riculum, resources available in the com- invaluable electronic library, which pro- Tuesday, 7 p.m. • Islamic Prayers and Study Enjoy crazy games and contests, great 23 / Monday munity, and short videos on preventing vides searches on literary criticism, biog- Friday, 1 p.m. food and fun, plus HDTVs, tons of Wii, Breast Feeding Basics — Breast feed- shaken baby syndrome and basic new- raphies, bibliographies, periodical articles, • Buddhist 4th Sunday, 1 p.m. PS3 and Xbox 360 games for checkout, ing is one of the most natural things in the born care. Call 655-4227. full-text author's works, and reading lists. family table games and pool, darts, air world, but for many moms, breastfeeding Call 655-8002. Soldiers Chapel hockey, table tennis, beach volleyball and can be confusing. 26 / Thursday • Catholic much more. A basic breast feeding class will be of- Couples Communication — Army Com- 28 / Saturday Friday–Saturday, noon – Adoration • Liturgical Call 655-5698. fered Feb. 23, 9-11 a.m., at the Sgt. Yano munity Service will hold a couples com- Shark Tours — Information, Ticketing Sunday, 9:30 a.m.– Worship Library, Schofield Barracks, and Feb. 24, 9- munication course, Feb. 26, 1-2:30 p.m., at and Registration will offer another shark 11 a.m., at the Aliamanu Military Reser- Aliamanu Military Reservation’s commu- tour, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. Tripler AMC Chapel Free Waikiki Party Bus — The Army 433-5727 bus rides again, today, 9 p.m.-4 a.m., and vation community center. Call 655-4227. nity center, and 3-4:30 p.m., at Army Com- Tickets are $85 a person and space is the best part is, tickets are now free. munity Service, Schofield Barracks. limited. Call 655-9971 or 438-1985. • Catholic Sunday, 11 a.m. – Mass The bus will pick up riders on Schofield Active Parenting — Learn parenting Effective communication skills can help Monday–Friday, 12 p.m. – Mass Barracks and Fort Shafter and take them down to party in Waikiki, worry-free. Rid- ers can hang out and play all night long skills to enrich the parenting experience, improve relationships and break down bar- gain knowledge about how to recognize riers. Call 655-0596. developmental milestones, and understand March Saturday, 5 p.m. – Mass • Protestant Sunday, 9 a.m. – Worship Service and then get picked up and brought back how to respond to difficult behavior in Curtains Opening Night — Curtains, 3 / Tuesday Wheeler Chapel 656-4481 home at the end of the evening. children, Feb. 23, 9-11 a.m., at Aliamanu a musical comedy whodunit, will open Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss — The Cat in Tickets are now free, but patrons must Military Reservation’s community center. Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., at the Richardson The- the Hat will be visiting the libraries and telling • Catholic Saturday, 5 p.m. – Mass have a ticket to ride, available at Infor- Call 655-0596. ater, Fort Shafter. Tickets are available a story or two to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday, • Collective Protestant mation, Ticketing and Registration (ITR) online at www.armytheatre.com for as lit- March 3, 3-3:45 p.m., at the Fort Shafter Li- Sunday, 9 a.m. – Worship offices. Call 655-9971 or 438-1985 for 24 / Tuesday tle as $15. Call 655-4480. brary, March 4, 3-3:45 p.m., at the Sgt. Yano Sunday, 9 a.m. – Sunday School more information. Ages and Stages of Infant and Child Library, Schofield Barracks, and March 5, 3- Development — Understand the ages and Tropics Triathlon — Better come early and 3:45 p.m., at the Aliamanu Military Reserva- 21 / Saturday stages of normal child development, Feb. come often to hone your skills for this chal- tion Library. The programs are for children of Daddy Boot Camp — New dads are 24, 9-11 a.m., at Army Community Service, lenge. Battles in air hockey, table tennis all ages. Call 655-8002. 21 / Saturday Fire Safety Expo — Join the Armed Founder’s Day Dinner — The West Point Polar Plunge — Special Olympics, Services YMCA Feb. 25, 9-10:30 a.m., at Society of Hawaii will host its annual Hawaii, will host a fundraiser, Feb. 21, 8- Wheeler’s Playmorning, or Feb. 26, 9-10:30 Founder’s Day Dinner, Feb. 28, 6:30-10 10:30 a.m., at Hawaiian Waters Adventure a.m., at Helemano Military Reservation’s p.m., at the Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter. Park. (HMR) Playmorning to meet a real fire- Lt. Gen. Franklin L. Hagenbeck, 57th su- fighter, explore “Sparky” the fire engine perintendent of the United States Military Call 624-2585 for movie Participants, wearing a costume of their listings or go to aafes.com choice, will plunge into a bone-chilling, and learn about fire safety. Academy, will be the guest speaker. Wheeler’s Playmorning takes place at For more information, contact Grover under reeltime movie listing. Send announcements to icy pool. All monies raised at the event the Armed Services YMCA, 1262 Santos Harms at firstname.lastname@example.org. Army Band Performance email@example.com. will directly benefit the athletes of Special Dumont Avenue, Wheeler Army Airfield. Olympics in Hawaii. HMR’s Playmorning takes place at the com- Friday, 7 p.m. 20 / Today March Friends and family members coming out munity center. Slick Deals for Soldiers — Flight School to support the plungers can purchase ad- Playmorning is an interactive playgroup Hawaii, 134 Nakolo Pl., Honolulu, is dedi- mission at a discount, $25. for children up to age 5 and their parents The Spirit Visit www.specialolympicshawaii.org. cating February as Military Appreciation or caregivers. Playmorning features a va- 2 / Monday Month. The pilot shop is open 8:30 a.m.-5 riety of age-appropriate activities, crafts Power Outage — The Directorate of (PG-13) p.m., daily. Service members with a valid After Dark in the Park — The Nation- Saturday, 2 p.m. and songs. Public Works will replace electrical power military ID receive $10 off an introducto- al Park Service will host a presentation on Preregistration is not required, but a $1 lines in the Santa Fe neighborhood of ry flight. Visit www.flightschoolhawaii.com current and past underwater research con- supply fee is needed per child. Call 624- Schofield Barracks through May. ducted on the USS Arizona, Feb. 21, 6 p.m., or call 837-7767. at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theaters. 5645. In order to replace these lines, electrical Marley and Me power will have to be turned off, 8 a.m.-4 The overview will address a variety of is- (PG) Free Concert — The U.S. Army Medical 27 / Friday p.m., March 2, 5, 9 and 12. Command Band, will host a free concert, to- sues and questions such as “Is the ship still Fundraiser — The Hui O'Na Wahine (all The entire housing area to include Pitts Saturday, 7 p.m. day, 7 p.m., at Schofield’s Sgt. Smith The- settling? Approximately how much oil leaks ranks spouses club) will be hosting a Bour- Street, Womack Court, Cutinha Court, ater. The performance, en- into the water?” This event is free and open bon Street Basket Bash, Feb. 27, 6-9 p.m., Hendrickson Loop, Ailana Place, Aloala titled “Freedom: Cour- to the public. Visit www.nps.gov/usar. at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. Place, Aloala Street, Aloala Way, Kiela tesy of the Red, White, Live, silent and fishbowl auctions will be Place, Mohala Place, Melekule Street, Awa- & Blue,” will honor 23 / Monday held. All proceeds benefit scholarships and puhi Place, Mokihana Loop and Laniuma wounded warriors Kids in the Kitchen — The Armed welfare. Dinner buffet presale tickets are Place. from the Warrior Services YMCA will host Kids in the $15 and $20 at the door. Army Hawaii Family Housing recom- Transition Battalion. Kitchen, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m., at the Contact Rachel at 392-8609 or mends residents refrain from opening re- The multifaceted band Armed Services YMCA, 1262 Santos Du- firstname.lastname@example.org for more in- frigerators during these periods to prevent performs multiple musical mont Ave., Wheeler Army Airfield. formation. food spoilage; unplugging all sensitive genres to include salsa, country, This event is intended for children ages electronic equipment such as computers, rock & roll, and jazz. It also plays music 2-5. Cost is $3 per child and preregistration is required. Call 624-5645. 28 / Saturday televisions and stereo equipment, to prevent from artists such as Pink, Jason Mraz, Parrothead Party — The local Parrot- possible damage from surges when power Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears, Marc head chapter will hold a “5-O’Clock on the is restored; and to turn off and Anthony, Juanes, Warrior Ethos-Acoustic, 25 / Wednesday Beach” event, Feb. 28, 1-6 p.m., at the unplug all air conditioners. and more. Book Lecture — Registrations are due Waikiki Elks Lodge, across the street from Once power is restored, Bolt Contact the Warrior Transition Battal- Feb. 25 for Bill Riddle’s book lecture, sched- the Waikiki Shell, where Jimmy residents will be able to use ion Operations office at 655-6672/6802. uled for Feb. 28, 7 p.m., and March 1, 2 Buffet’s concert will take place these items again. (G) p.m., at the Pacific Aviation Museum on that night. Call 656-2435 for more Sunday, 2 p.m. Art and Essay Contest — The Armed Ford Island. Tickets are $10 in advance, information. Services YMCA is now accepting entries for Riddle wrote the acclaimed novel Dead $15 at the door or $12.50 at the its annual Art & Essay Contest. Downwind, on John Rogers' daring and door with military ID. A Spouse Information Meet- Doubt Children of active duty, Reservists or almost disastrous flight across the Pacific in Mexican food buffet is available ing — The next Spouse Infor- (PG-13) Guard Soldiers are encouraged to write an 1925, the first flight to Hawaii. for an additional $16.50 in mation Meeting (SIM) is scheduled Wednesday, 7 p.m. essay about their military hero or illustrate Call 441-1008 or send an e-mail to Tour advance. for March 2, 9 a.m., at the Nehelani their military family in a drawing. Coordinator@PacificAviationMuseum.org Bring a donation for Hawaii Food Bank Conference Center, Schofield Barracks. Illustrated entries will be accepted for reservations. through Feb. 20, and essays will be ac- General admission is $14 for adults; $7 and receive a free raffle ticket for door Post Exchange Meeting — The next The Unborn prizes. Visit www.pauhanaparrotheads.org cepted through March 20. for children. Kamaaina and military ad- for more information and advance ticket Schofield Barracks Post Exchange Adviso- (PG-13) Winning entries may be used for pro- mission is $10 for adults; $5 for children. purchase. ry Council Meeting will be held March 2, Thursday, 7 p.m. motional materials. Savings bonds are Admission is free to museum members and Contact Lee Walters at 754-2390 for 10:15–11:15 a.m., at the Nehelani Confer- awarded for top entries. military in uniform. event information or Sandi Meehan at 330- ence Center, Schofield Barracks. Call 655- Visit www.asymca.org. Visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org. 4173 for charity information. 0497 for more information. No shows on Mondays or Tuesdays. COMMUNITY HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY FEBRUARY 20, 2009 | B-3 Characters come to life for children during story time Story and Photo by journey of inquisitive 9-year-old Booker T. Wash- MOLLY HAYDEN ington. Staff Writer “He really wanted to read, but his parents didn’t WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — More than 60 chil- know how, so they couldn’t teach him,” explained dren sat on the floor, legs crossed with their heads Mackenzie Mangan, 5. “He worked and didn’t go to gently resting on their palms, and they listened at- school.” tentively as Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Williamson, “But then someone gave him a book and helped U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, read aloud. him,” added Hallie Kulwiki, 5. When the story end- Parents and volunteers sat in the background ed, children broke into small groups to discuss their smiling at the children during the Military Child thoughts on the story. They spoke of Washington’s Education Coalition’s “Tell Me a Story” event at the quest for knowledge and shared what they learned Wheeler Elementary School cafeteria here, Feb. 11. from the book. Words flowed effortlessly from Williamson’s mouth “It showed it’s important to read,” said Logan as he read a story of a young child who wanted noth- Hoy, 6. “I know it’s important to read so I practice.” ing else in the world but to learn how to read. “It’s fun,” chimed in Hoy’s younger brother, “Reading is a privilege,” said Williamson, taking Gabriel. a break from the written word to address the children. “Sometimes you need help,” said Kulwiki. “My “Not everyone has a chance like you do to learn.” mom helps me read, and I am going to help my lit- Reading is the foundation of learning and an im- tle sister to read.” portant skill for success in school and life, accord- The moral of the story rang a different tune for ing to Karmin Solomon, team lead for Parent to Kyla Ramos, 11. Parent. It is an indulgence that enhances knowledge Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Williamson (center), U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, reads to a group of children dur- “The book says to be grateful of what you have,” acquired and stimulates imagination, she explained. ing the"Tell Me a Story" event at Wheeler Elementary School, Feb. 11. said Ramos, “and to never give up on your dreams.” The Tell Me a Story initiative was created to em- After the discussions ended, parents and children power military children by using literature and pro- reading as a fun and healthy activity for the whole large screen, ensuring no one would miss the mag- enjoyed refreshments and created souvenir book- viding a fun learning experience. family,” said Solomon. “Reading is so important, and ical artwork from the inspirational book entitled marks. “We want to bring families in the community to- it should begin in the home.” “More than Anything Else.” Schofield Barracks’ Parent to Parent presented gether, including military leadership, and promote The images from the book were displayed on a The book, set in 1895, took children through the the free event as part of the Family Literacy Program. Family members have ‘whale of a time’ at Puaena Point Beach Story and Photo by and recorded their behaviors during the MOLLY HAYDEN land survey. The next Hawaiian Islands Staff Writer Raimie Neibaur, 11, took notes as other Humpback Whale National Marine SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — A small volunteers called out various behaviors Sanctuary Ocean Count will be from behind binoculars. held Feb. 28, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is group gathered at the Outdoor Recreation Although it wasn’t the first time the $10 per person and transportation Center for a whale watching adventure child had seen whales, it was a magical is provided. To register, contact here, Jan. 30. moment for her. Piling in a van, the group drove to “This is fun,” said Neibaur. “It’s cool to the Outdoor Recreation Center at Haleiwa were they met with site leader see how they act in the water.” 655-0143. and volunteer Renee Bergeron, National In the early morning hours, numerous Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whales provided a show for volunteers, Humpback whales are an endangered (NOAA). emerging from the water, exhaling air species, according to the sanctuary. In the A small hike led them to Puaena Point through their blowholes and slapping the past, the global humpback whale Beach were they began to tally humpback surface of the water with their tails. population size was about 750,000 to 2 whale sightings as part of the annual Activity slowed down a bit as the day Seattle resident Donna LeFleur (left) cheers at the sight of whales as family member million animals. The current global popu- Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Na- went on, but family members remained on Maddie LaFleur takes a closer look through binoculars at Puaena Point Beach, Jan. 30. lation is approximately 30 to 40 thou- tional Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count. the beach, dedicated to recording infor- sand. Bergeron explained a number of whale mation and searching for more sightings. state. We are all here to volunteer and be February and March, and by mid-May, On average, 10,000 humpback whales behaviors, including breach, puduncle slap “It seems appropriate to go whale watch- a part of something greater.” almost all of the whales have departed to could come to Hawaii each winter. and fluke up dive, a display in which the ing while living in Hawaii,” said David Humpback whales migrate each winter migrate back to their feeding grounds in The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale humpback whale lunges forward with its Zuckerman, sustainability program man- to the Hawaiian shores to mate, give birth the waters off Alaska. National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count head raised above water. ager, Installation Management Command- and care for their young, according to The NOAA manages the sanctuary and takes place the last Saturday in January, More than 20 family members then sat Pacific. “This event encourages partnership Bergeron. protects humpback whales and their February and March, bringing hundreds of on the beach, located whales off the shore between the military community and the The whale watching season peaks in habitat. volunteers to 56 sites statewide. B-4 | FEBRUARY 20, 2009 HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY SPORTS & FITNESS Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. The class is free for active duty Soldiers and fam- ily members, and costs $4 per class for all other au- thorized patrons. Monthly pass cards are also available for $25. Call 438-1152. Bowling Parties — Wheeler Bowling Center’s eight lanes are available for private parties on Sat- urdays and Sundays for $120 per hour. A three-hour 22 / Sunday minimum and $1.75 shoe rental apply. Adventure Kayak Tour — Itching for some wa- Call 656-1745. ter exploration? Try the next edition of the adventure kayak tour, Feb. 22, 7 a.m.–2 p.m. Twilight Golf — Pay half the green fee and enjoy Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the island the afternoon at Nagorski Golf Course, Fort Shafter. at your own pace from a truly unique perspective. Twilight golf begins at 11:05 a.m., Mondays-Fri- This is a level-one program suitable for beginners; days. It’s not available during holidays. Call 438- cost is $35 per person. Call 655-0143. 9587. 28 / Saturday Golf ‘Til You Drop — Catch this all-you-can-golf Whale Counting — Come enjoy another unique special every Thursday at Walter J. Nagorski Golf benefit of living in Hawaii to help the National Chicpaul Becerra | U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa Public Affairs Course, Fort Shafter. Pay one fee and play as many Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Feb. holes as you want. Call 438-9587. 28, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The NOAA counts migrating whales from picturesque locations around Oahu. Cost is $10 It takes a team Little Ninja — Classes are now being offered at and transportation is provided. Call 655-0143. POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii — Fire emergency services and cultural resources personnel Aliamanu Military Reservation’s (AMR) Youth Gym, bring out a “victim” from a lava tube during their joint cave rescue training Feb. 5. The exercise sce- Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m., for children ages 3-5. The cost is $35 per month. Call the AMR Child and March nario called for a rescue of two missing hikers deep inside one of many lava tubes located in a lava Youth Service’s Registration Office at 833-5393. field southeast of Pohakuloa Training Area. Karate Classes — Children ages 5 and older can 1 / Sunday Learn ways to improve your health, fitness level and to gain entries in the healthy heart love run lottery learn Do Shudokan karate at these physical fitness All-Army Basketball Deadline — The deadline quality of life. No matter what your current fitness at the Helemano Military Reservation (HMR) Physi- centers: Aliamanu, Fort Shafter, Helemano or to apply for the men's and women's All-Army Bas- level, this program is designed to accommodate your cal Fitness Center during the month of February. Schofield’s Bennett Youth Center. ketball teams is March 1. The competition will take needs. Participate in the program at Schofield Barracks Each 30-minute interval completed equals anoth- All youth students must be registered at CYS; cost place April 15-May 9. Soldiers must use Army Knowl- and Fort Shafter fitness centers. Fitness assessments er entry. Call 653-0719. is $35 per month. A discount is offered for two or edge Online (AKO) to apply for All-Army sports via are required. Call 655-9650. more family members. the Department of the Army Sports Web site, Cardio Kickboxing Classes — Brand-new cardio Also, adults 18 and older can learn Do Shudokan https://armysports.cfsc.army.mil. Call 655-9914. Civilian Fitness Program — A new 6-month Ongoing kickboxing classes are now available at the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center five days a week. Classes are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and karate at the Aliamanu Physical Fitness Center, Mon- days and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per month. Call instructor Joseph program to improve civilian fitness begins March 1. Healthy Heart Love Run — Start running today Fridays, 11:30-12:30 p.m. and 5:15-6:15 p.m., and Bunch at 488-6372 or 265-5476. change to a ridge hike at the last minute. sites clear of clutter, as well as treat trees Soccer Club is seeking players for their culture, etiquette and language while de- Expect mosquitoes. and plants with care and respect. boys under 14 developmental and com- veloping skills in rhythm and movement. An additional $5 fee per person for the Visit www.htmclub.org. petitive teams for the spring season. Beginning, intermediate and advanced center is required. This intermediate hike Rush Soccer is a prestigious national classes are available for youth, adults and is 7 miles. Call Peter Kempf at 384-2221. 28 / Saturday club with more than 22 affiliates across the families. Save the date for these hikes, too: New Family Hike — Waimea Valley U.S. and offers a professional coaching No experience is necessary and weekly •March 1, a 9-mile intermediate hike will offer a guided hike, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.- staff, outstanding training programs and one-hour classes are held on Sundays, through Mokuleia Hillside. 12:30 p.m. on the Ali Ki Trail. The 2-mile unique opportunities for select team place- Tuesdays and Thursdays at various times Send sports announcements to •March 9, a 14-mile advanced hike moderate trail runs from the Waihi (wa- ment. at Kapiolani Community College. email@example.com. through Waimano Contour. terfall) to the top of Kalahee Ridge and The team practices at Mililani’s 16 Acres Cost is $78 for youth and teens and Hikes begin at 8 a.m., and a $2 donation down to Waimea’s North Valley. Cost is $5 Park on Wednesdays and Fridays. Inter- $88 for adults. For more details, call 737- 21 / Saturday is requested of non-members. An adult plus admission to the Valley. Hikers must ested players can contact Dan Wilson, 7236, visit www.taikoarts.com, or e-mail Hike Oahu — Join the Hawaiian Trail must accompany children under 18. Hik- be at least 7 years old and accompanied by team manager, at 626-7758 for more de- firstname.lastname@example.org. & Mountain Club on a hike through ers typically meet at Iolani Palace, moun- an adult. Reservations required, call 638- tails. Visit www.hawaiirushsoccer.com. Waimea Valley. Join the group for a hike tainside, but for this hike, participants 7766 or visit www.waimeavalley.net. Escrima Classes — Pedoy’s School of up Kamananui Valley, over the middle will meet at the first parking lot on the Taiko Drumming Classes — The Taiko Escrima, the Filipino art of self-defense, ridge and down Elehaha Valley. A lot of right, before the public lot. Center of the Pacific, a school of traditional holds classes every Tuesday, Thursday stream crossings are on this shady, prob- ably muddy hike, but not much up and down. Bring lunch and water on all hikes; wear sturdy shoes, as extra caution may be required on some trails. Ongoing and contemporary Japanese drumming, offers classes year-round to the general public for all ages and all skill levels. and Sunday at its training center in Wai- pio. Sessions cover hand-to-hand fighting, weapons, grappling, boxing and kicking. If heavy rains come, the hike may Hikers must keep all trails and lunch Youth Soccer Club — The Hawaii Rush Students also learn aspects of Japanese Call 678-2438 or 216-3211. HEALTH HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY FEBRUARY 20, 2009 | B-5 Great American Spit Out is time to quit chew tobacco Chew contains more nicotine than Left — People who use chew tobacco have nearly twice the chance of developing oral cancer compared cigarettes, at least 12 carcinogens to those who don’t use chew tobacco. BRAD TAFT tains 28 cancer-causing agents. Recent Tricare data U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine shows that chewers have nearly twice the chance of developing oral cancer compared to those who Thursday was the Great American Spit Out, a don’t chew. Your dentist can tell you the whole day for those who chew tobacco to try going with- story of what chewing tobacco does to your mouth. out their nicotine habit or even breaking it for And you won’t like what you hear. good. Tobacco addiction is tough. Tobacco takes your cash and it takes your health. Think of what it would be like if you didn’t have to buy chew. You could do fun things like rent movies, eat out with your family or friends, or go on a vacation with the hundreds of dollars you spend every year on chew. Visit the following Web sites for information on quitting What about your health? Do you have red spots smokeless tobacco use: in your mouth where you hold the chew? Those spots can turn into cancer. Mouth cancer is always National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, ugly and sometimes deadly. What about your www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/SpitTobacco/ breath? Ok, I won’t ask. SpitTobaccoAGuideforQuitting.htm. Having a chew used to be cool, and you liked it. But now, tobacco is your enemy. You started chew- American Cancer Society, ing tobacco because it made you feel good and www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/ you could dip whenever and wherever you wanted to without anyone knowing. But now, you realize PED_10_13X_Quitting_Smokeless_Tobacco.asp. that you get edgy when you don’t have a dip. If you don’t have a chew in your mouth, what used to be Boredom, trying to fit in with your buddies and easy is difficult. That’s nicotine addiction. wanting to perk up during long duty hours are all Christina Graber | U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Visual Information Division According to the Department of Defense’s 2005 reasons you may have started chewing. Now it’s time Survey of Health-Related Behaviors Among Active cent) than among civilian males (4.5 percent). The According to the Centers for Disease Control and for you to think about fighting tobacco addiction. Duty Military Personnel, the use of chewing to- use is highest for enlisted personnel in ranks E1–E3 Prevention, a chew of smokeless tobacco delivers as Fight the fight. You are stronger than addiction to bacco is much higher among Army males (21 per- (27 percent). much nicotine as two to three cigarettes and con- chewing tobacco. Be strong — Army Strong. New online tools available for tobacco users in the military TRICARE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY friend, he or she is 36 percent more likely to only 10.8 percent for those who do not solve to Quit” bulletin board to publicly de- News Release to remain smoke free. seek counseling. clare their resolution. They can also create Family and friends can connect with Service members can access real-time, a blog — public or private — to share their If you’ve thought about quitting military personnel no matter where they live help with a trained tobacco cessation experience with family, friends and fellow smoking, now is the time to start. are through Quit Tobacco — Make Every- coach 18 hours a day through the service members or document their to- The smoking rate among 18- to 25- Visit www.ucanquit2.org, to access free one Proud, the Department of Defense’s Web site. This counseling is free, bacco cessation journey. year-olds in the military is 40 percent. materials, support tools and information. (DoD) educational campaign, which facil- anonymous and confidential. A customizable Quit Calendar is About 39 percent of that population began itates interactive online support at Also new this year to the Web also available to track progress, mark smoking after they joined the military. bacco,” said Col. Paula Underwood, www.ucanquit2.org. site are enhanced networking milestones and incorporate into on- Moreover, nearly a quarter of enlisted men preventative medicine physician, staff “It’s hard to break the addiction, but capabilities that build a solid line planning tools. Other features in- in this age range use smokeless tobacco. officer, Office of the Army Surgeon Gen- for service members making the resolution platform for mutual support clude a calculator that enables users to Tobacco use causes cancer and heart eral. to quit tobacco, the resources are there to and the exchange of ideas, tips determine how much money they can disease, and it creates problems that car- Deciding to quit smoking is a critical first help,” said Chuck Watkins, chief, Com- and advice among service save by giving up tobacco; games, ry a greater risk for military personnel, step. Studies show that, on average, it munications and Research Requirements, members who are fighting such as Texas Hold ‘em, with mes- such as easier detection in the field, slow- takes 11 quit attempts before a person Tricare Management Activity. this very tough oppo- sages to reinforce their resolve to er wound healing, impaired night vision wins the fight against tobacco. Studies show that people who seek nent. become tobacco free; re- and decreased stamina. Support is one of the most influential counseling while trying to become tobac- For example, search-based articles; and “Soldiers have the will, they have the factors affecting cessation rates. Research co free increase their chances of remaining users can post their practical advice and discipline, they have the strength to quit to- shows that if a person tries to quit with a tobacco free to 15.8 percent, as compared pledge on the “I Re- strategies for quitting.
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