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NOVEMBER FRG MEETINGS B Co: Tuesday, 17 November 6pm Kalakaua Community Center C Co: Tuesday, 17 November BN Classroom 4:00pm (please see attached for C Co flier)

66th ENG: Friday, 20 November Org Day @ Bellows


NEW Family Strong Classes Preparing Children for Deployment:***/* Simultaneous parent and child groups are followed by larger combined groups where families are assisted with creating family plans that teach both parents and children how to maintain positive connections and healthy coping during deployment. Parent Group: Limit: 12 participants /May request Parent Group only. Child Group: Three age groups offered: 6-8 year old, 9-12 year old, 13+ year old. Limit:5-12 youth/ class. 3 weeks notice please

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Money Harmony:* All couples need to talk about money issues. When money problems get out of control so can the relationship. This course is designed to help you resolve money conflict in life and relationships. This course is for married or singles in relationships. Limit: 20 participants Contact Your BN FRSA for more information

TOGA PARTY Tripler and the Installation BOSS Program are teaming up to do a Toga Party!(all attending will have to have proper attire under their toga) The event will take place on the 20th of November starting at 2100 at Club 14(located on Sand Access Rd...the Coast Guard Post). The event is FREE to get in and that is including food! We also will be giving away prizes throughout the night so don't miss it. If you don't want to dress up, come have fun anyways. The party is for the first 150 soldiers who RSVP. Please respond to no later than COB 11/16/09. McKenna M. Elder, Tropics Recreation Specialist at 655-5697

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Army OneSource Newsletter

November’s Issue: November is Military Family Appreciation Month Military OneSource Webinars Coming Soon Apply for Retroactive Stop-Loss Payments Now Enlistment Bonuses for 2010 Range to $40,000 Tips to Help You Save Money on Home Heating Costs Reliable Websites with Helpful Information about the Flu Additional Flu Clinics Are Available TRICARE Waives Referrals and Authorization for H1N1 Vaccine VA Links Parkinson’s to Agent Orange Before Deployment, Many Soldiers Fail to Mention Behavioral Health Issues No Retroactive Early Retirement for Reserves Holiday Mailing Deadlines to Military Post Offices New Tools to Assist Military Families and Their Teens with Transitions Peterson’s Online Academic Skills Course Available Free on Military OneSource NMFA Names 2009 Military Families of the Year VA Continues to Struggle with New GI Bill Claims Load GI Bill Delays Frustrate Student Vets Veterans Groups Assist GI Bill Students Emergency GI Bill Payments: How to Get Yours Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline TRICARE Offers Options for Beneficiaries Struggling with Weight Issues TRICARE Breast Cancer Screening: Early Detection Is the Key Health Agencies Create Post-Vaccine Monitoring Systems Sesame Street Tours Bases Reports Show Possible Link between MRSA and Pets AAFES and Sandberg & Sikorski by Firestone to Give Away $9,900 in Shopping Sprees Commissaries Offer Gift Vouchers in Time for Holidays Red Cross to Deliver Holiday Cards

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November is Military Family Appreciation Month President Obama proclaimed November 2009 as Military Family Appreciation Month. In his proclamation, the President stated: “No one pays a higher price for our freedom than members of our Nation‟s military and their Families. As sons and daughters, husbands and wives, and mothers and fathers are deployed, military Families endure with exceptional resilience and courage. They provide our troops with invaluable encouragement and love, and serve our Nation in their own right. During Military Family Month, we honor the Families of our Armed Forces and thank them for their dedication to our country….I call on all Americans to honor military Families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in the support of our service members and our Nation.” To read the entire proclamation, go to http://www.myarmyonesource.com/news/2009/11/MilitaryFamilyAppreciationMonth.

Before Deployment, Many Soldiers Fail to Mention Behavioral Health Issues More than half of deployed Soldiers diagnosed with behavioral disorders concealed their illnesses when completing a predeployment health assessment intended to screen out unfit warriors according to a recent report. This report is the first scientific study of how well the pre-deployment form identifies Service members with behavioral health problems. Its findings confirm what military leaders have heard for years, the form alone is of questionable value as a screening tool. Military health officials relied heavily on those self-reported answers, with Soldiers rarely referred for a professional evaluation if they failed to acknowledge seeking behavioral health care. For more information, go to http://www.myarmyonesource.com/news/2009/11/ Courant.

No Retroactive Early Retirement for Reserves Congressional negotiators blamed themselves for leaving intact a reserve retirement formula that treats the 600,000 National Guard and Reserve members who mobilized before Jan. 28, 2008, differently from those who mobilized later. Negotiators who prepared the final version of the 2010 defense authorization bill rejected a Senate-passed provision that would have made retroactive to Sept. 11, 2001, a retirement formula that allows Reservists to begin drawing military retired pay 90 days earlier for every 90 days of mobilization. That 90-for-90 rule, which allows Guard and Reserve members to receive retirement before age 60 — when benefits begin for most reservists — was left out of the final defense bill because lawmakers said they could not find a way to pay for the benefits under congressional budget rules. In their report accompanying the defense bill, negotiators said they “would support the provision provided that acceptable offsets are identified consistent with budgetary requirements of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.” Under congressional budget rules, if lawmakers want to increase military retirement benefits, they must either reduce spending on other federal entitlements or make a decision at the start of the budget cycle to set aside more entitlement money for the Defense Department. To read more, go to http:// www.myarmyonesource.com/news/2009/11/ReserveRetirement.

Holiday Mailing Deadlines to Military Post Offices The holiday mailing deadlines are now available on the Military Postal Service Agency website. Express Mail Military Service is available to selected military post offices. Check with your local post office to determine if this service is available to your APO/ FPO address. PAL is a service that provided air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. SAM parcels are paid at parcel post postage rate with maximum weight and size limits of 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined. For more information, contact your local post office or go to http://www.myarmyonesource.com/news/2009/11/HolidayMailing.

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Inside Story Headline Red Cross to Deliver Holiday Cards The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. will partner for the third year to sponsor the national "Holiday Mail for Heroes" campaign, to receive and distribute holiday cards to Service members, veterans and their Families in the United States and abroad. The card campaign includes those working and receiving care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. A special P.O. Box address will be published the first week of November online at http://www.myarmyonesource.com/news/2009/11/ HolidayCards. Cards must be postmarked no later than December 7, 2009, to reach Soldiers at Walter Reed.

Sesame Street Tours Bases Elmo, Cookie Monster and their buddies are taking their Sesame Street message to military children at bases in Europe, Alaska and Hawaii. The Muppet USO tour started September 8 at RAF Mildenhall in the United Kingdom. Military children are being treated to Muppet performances and giveaways from the Sesame Workshop and the USO. Each installation will determine the procedures for admission to the shows. For more information, go to http://www.myarmyonesource.com/ news/2009/11/SesameStreet.

AAFES and Sandberg & Sikorski by Firestone to Give Away $9,900 in Shopping Sprees The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Sandberg & Sikorski by Firestone are getting into the holiday spirit as they try to stuff more than $3,000 into three lucky shoppers‟ stockings. Now through December 24, BX‟s and PX‟s around the world are accepting entries for the Sandberg & Sikorski by Firestone Sweepstakes. After Christmas Eve, three $3,300 shopping sprees will be awarded to lucky AAFES shoppers in the Continental United States, the Pacific and Europe. To find out more, go to http://www.myarmyonesource.com/news/2009/11/ShoppingSprees.

Emergency GI Bill Payments: How to Get Yours The Veterans Affairs (VA) Department has come up with a simplified system to provide emergency payments for students waiting for their Post-9/11 GI Bill claims to be processed. Students who need the promised $3,000 payments right away can receive an on-the-spot check by visiting one of the VA‟s 57 regional offices with a copy of their class schedule and photo identification in hand. Those who cannot wait for their check, or who cannot make it to the VA, can file emergency requests on the VA‟s Website. Electronic payment will come in six to 10 days. To learn more, go to: http:// www.myarmyonesource.com/news/2009/11/GIBillPayments.

Commissaries Offer Gift Vouchers in Time for Holidays The Defense Commissary Agency is offering gift vouchers at all of its 255 commissaries. These vouchers are available in $25 denominations. Anyone may acquire gift vouchers; however, only authorized commissary patrons may redeem them. Vouchers will be available at commissary customer service areas, cash offices and from cashiers at full-service checkout lanes. No additional fees will be added to the cost of purchasing or redeeming the voucher. For more information, go to http://www.myarmyonesource.com/news/2009/11/GiftVouchers.

New Tools to Assist Military Families and Their Teens with Transitions The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, together with the National Military Family Association and the National Association of School Nurses, launched new online tools to assist military Families and teens through difficult periods of transition, such as a deployment, major injury or illness of a parent, or when moving frequently to new neighborhoods and schools. The free tools are available at the Partnership Web site http://www.myarmyonesource.com/news/2009/11/TimeToTalkTransition. This is the first collaboration by the three organizations to provide assistance with the complex, extraordinary circumstances often faced by military Families, especially at a time when resources to the military are stretched so thin, and Families are in need of this kind of help and support. The new resources available at http://www.myarmyonesource.com/news/2009/11/TimeToTalk include (1) Transitions & Teens: A Guide for Military Parents, (2) The Military Talk Kit, (3) 10 Things School Nurses Want You To Know and (4) 10 Things Military Teens Want You To Know. The research-based guide, in particular, provides critical information to reduce stress and help keep teens drug-free and alcohol-free during difficult transition periods. Included within this information is a helpful checklist for pairing transition scenarios with a list of recommended tips, providing parents with a „roadmap‟ for starting and maintaining open conversations, answering tough questions, and advice for monitoring the warning signs of drug and alcohol abuse.


Vacancy Announcements-SOS Financial Counselor The Survivor Outreach Services Financial Counselor position vacancy at Schofield Barracks has been posted on the Serco website at http://www.serco-na.com, the vacancy announcement closes on 13 Nov 09, Eastern Daylight Time. Information about the position is included in the body of this message. Please refer candidates to the Career Search section of the site and type the Tracking Code "32278" into "Enter Search Terms", for information on how to submit a resume. If anyone has questions they can contact Donald Goeller using the contact information below: Donald Goeller Project Manager Serco Inc. 565 Knox Blvd. Radcliff, KY 40160 t: (314) 707-9462 f: (270) 351-8177 m: (314) 609-9007 email: don.goeller@serco-na.com

Vacancy Announcements-Family Program Assistant The Family Program Assistant position is with the Army Reserves 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) at Fort Shafter Flats. It is also a Serco position so please refer interested individuals to https://Serco-na.com, this announceThis story can fit 175-225 words. to refer your readers to any other ment closes forms of communication that you’ve If your newsletter is folded and 09!!! tomorrow, 11 Nov Candidates should go to the Career created for your organization. mailed, this story will appear on the Search section of back. So, it’s a good idea to make it You can also use this space to remind easy to read at a glance. readers to mark their calendars for a the website and type in the tracking code "32253" for informaregular event, such as a breakfast A question and answer session is a tion on how to meeting for vendors every third good way to quickly capture the atTuesday of the month, or a biannual submit a resume. tention of readers. You can either compile questions that you’ve received since the last edition or you can summarize some generic questions that are frequently asked about your organization. A listing of names and titles of managers in your organization is a good way to give your newsletter a personal touch. If your organization is small, you may want to list the names of all employees. If you have any prices of standard products or services, you can include a listing of those here. You may want

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“ROCK” COMPANY AUCTION EVER WANTED TO WATCH THE CHAIN OF COMMAND TAKE ONE IN THE FACE?

HERES YOUR CHANCE! We will be auctioning off pies to insert into the faces of the following individuals: CPT RHODES 1SG BUCK CPT VEST LTC ULRICH CSM SMITH ALL PL’S & PSG’S

SGT SCULLY! ADDITIONAL AUCTIONS: COMMANDER & 1SG’S PARKING SPOTS 1 & 2 DAY PASSES GET OUT OF PT CARD GET OUT OF CQ/SD CARD 1600 HOURS TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17TH 1-14 IN BN CLASS ROOM ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS THE C Co 1-14 CHRISTMAS PARTY


USAG-HI

Thanksgiving Day Meal Hours 45th SB K-QUAD – Build # 780 SB SFC Miller 655- 6316 BRKFST 0700 - 0800 LUNCH 1100 - 1400 DINNER Closed 3rd IBCT F-QUAD – Build # 650 SB Mr. Norman Lopes 655- 4833 BRKFST 0700 - 0800 LUNCH 1100- 1400 DINNER 1730 - 1830

2nd SBCT Warrior Inn Build # 2085 SB SFC Smith 655-1062 BRKFST 0700 - 0800 LUNCH 1100 - 1400 DINNER 1530 – 1700 USARPAC Paradise Haven Inn Build # 503B FS SFC Dussell 438-7600 BRKFST 0600 - 0700 LUNCH 1100 – 1400 DINNER Closed

HOLIDAY LUNCH MEAL RATE: Standard Rate - $7.00 Discount Rate * - $5.95 NOTE* The discount meal rate only applies to the spouse and other dependents of personnel in pay grades of E-1 through E-4.


Thanksgiving Meal

Cranberry Juice Cocktail Spicy Shrimp Cocktail French Onion Soup with French Bread Slices Roast Turkey Glazed Baked Ham Steamship Round Beef Turkey Gravy Au Jus Savory Bread /Cornbread Dressing Horseradish Sauce Mashed Potatoes Baked Sweet Potatoes Baked Mac & Cheese Green Beans & Mushroom Casserole Herbed Baby Carrots Seasoned Broccoli Calico Salad Garden Vegetable Salad Fruit Salad Potato/Macaroni Salad Salad Bar with Assorted Salad Dressings Cranberry Sauce Fresh Whole Grain Rolls & Spreads Cornucopia of Fall Fruits Pumpkin / Sweet Potato Pie with Whipped Cream Apple Pie Mincemeat Cookies Mixed Nuts & Hard Candy Milk Tea Coffee Soda


Tripler AMC BOSS Presents: Island Toga Party ‘09 Who: All single soldiers are invited What: A FREE Toga party with lots of food and prizes When: 20 Nov 2009 2100-0100hrs Where: Club 14 – Sand Island Why: To provide a safe a fun environment for single soldiers to come and enjoy How: Contact your local BOSS representative for details Transportation, Food, Entertainment, Prizes, Games…all provided at no cost to you!!!!!


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Family Fun Fridays @ Tropics Waikiki Express Bus ITR

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CRT Training 9am-1pm @ ACS **BN recommended training

WET N’ WILD Water Park free entry for veterans

IAC 0830-1000 MPCR Down Syndrome Support Group MPC 5:30Dinner

HHC FRG Meeting 5pm BN Classroom

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Abandoned Vehicle Car Auction @ Pearl Harbor

Father Daughter Ball Nehelani AMR CDC &Youth Center Parents Night Out

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Communicating with Families 0900-1030 ACS USO Craft Connect 2-3pm SB ACS

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USO Craft Connect 6-7pm AMR CC *FRG Leaders- Please turn in info for gift wrapping fundraiser to FRSA’s office NLT COB

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Waikiki Express Bus ITR Holiday Craft Fair @Fort Shafter 11-6pm Shafter Elementary Fall Festival 5:30 - 8pm

AFTB Level II 9-12 Nov 5:15 to 9pm @ACS

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Volunteer Leadership 0930-1200 Garrison: FRG PX Gift Wrapping Lottery

Family Night, 1730 MPC Down Syndrome Support

C Co FRG Meeting, BN Classroom Group MPC 5:30Dinner 4-6pm

B Co FRG Meeting, 6pm @ Kalakaua CC

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Family Fun Fridays @ Tropics

Tropic Homecoming Concert w/ Lee Ann Womack@ Sills Field 4-7:30pm

66th ENG Co Org Day @ Bellows

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21 SB CDC & BYC Parents Night Out CRT Refresher Course 9am –1pm @ACS

Health Fitness Fair– Martinez Gym 4-8pm

Religious Services Youth Fishing

OMK Family Camps 20-22 Nov

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Registration Deadline for DA Mandatory FRSA training

UH Football Game Outing (Military Night), 6pm call 655-0451

Santa @ the PX 27-29 of November, 12-8pm

Thanksgiving Holiday 26-29 November 10 November 2009


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FRG Boot Camp 9-2pm Holiday Fun Fest AMR CC AMR CDC &Youth Center Parents Night Out

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Down Syndrome Support Group MPC 5:30Dinner

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Block Leave and 1/2 Day Schedule starts 19 December, Normal schedule resumes 4 Jan

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“THIS IS A COMMUNITY BULLETIN� 021200NOV09

SUBJECT: Fort Shafter PX Market Re-Pavement Project

Contractors from Road Builders will begin the repaving/restriping project of the FS PX Market parking lot during the period 2-14 Nov 09. The project will be done in 2 phases. Phase I of this project will affect the East side of the parking lot (near the tennis courts and the Pentagon Federal Credit Union) and will be from 2-7 Nov 09, detour signs will be redirecting PX Patrons to use the entrance located on Pierce Street. Phase II will be from 9-14 Nov 09 and will affect the parking lot on the West side (Pierce Street); detour signs will be redirecting patrons to enter via Wisser/Arsenal near gas station. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience. POCs: Mr. Craig Nakayama - 438-9281 or Mr. Erik Rhinelander, 833-5400

NO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT REQUIRED

Installation Operation Center (U) 656-3272 (C) 656-3269 SIPRNET: ioc@shafter.army.smil.mil NIPRNET: ioc@hawaii.army.mil


Redeployment ceremony temporarily closes roads SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 25th Infantry Division redeployment ceremony, scheduled for Nov. 19, 10 a.m., at Sills Field, will impact installation traffic with the temporary closure of a portion of Cadet Sheridan Road. During the ceremony, Cadet Sheridan Road, from Kolekole Avenue to Trimble Road will be closed. During the full dress rehearsal, Nov. 18, 10 a.m., traffic will be stopped momentarily on Trimble Road by road guards to allow Soldiers to march from the Sgt. Smith Theater to Sills Field and then again when they return. For more information, call the Directorate of Emergency Services at 655-6751.


PHASE II Entrance Closed Thru 9-14 Nov 09

PHASE I Entrance Closed Thru 2-7 Nov 09


October 26,2009

TEAM 6 NOTE # I 3 - Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) Furlough Fridays 1. On Friday, 23 October 2009, Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) observed the first of 17 planned annual furIough days. I am very concerned abwt the impact of the loss of instructional time for our Hawaii-based Families with children attending public schools. Although our Families outside of Hawaii are not directly impacted, I want the entire command to know that education of our dependent children is a very high priority within USARPAC and our Army.

2. To reduce the burden on our affected Soldiers and Department of the Arrny Civilians (DACs), USARPAC formed an Education Task Force and partnered with United States Pacific Command and the Installation Management Command - Pacific to address the loss of instructional time for our children. Together, we are focused on identifying programs for scheduled furlough days that meet educational, recreational, career development, and the life skills needs of our children. To support our Families, U.S. Army Garrison - Hawaii (USAG-HI) immediately developed a range of programs. To meet the pressing concern of adequate childcare, USAG-HI was able to offer all-day childcare at youth centers on scheduled furlough days and will continue to offer these services for the remainder of the scheduled furlough days. Furthermore, USAG-HI will adjust its services based on the feedback it receives from its ongoing survey. Commanders will encourage their Soldiers and DACs to check the USAG-HI website to remain abreast of initiatives: M t r r : T I h ~ . ~ sh a w & i . m h d U &rIbimMfUrtbWbuw~t.asp. In addition, the Chamber of Commerce maintains an extensive listing of statewide services and programs scheduled for furloughs at htt~:ilcochawaii.wmIfurlowh-friday.a%o. However, the mention of this website is not an endorsement of the listed programs; parents must determine what works best for their Family.

3. Realizing that not all parents will be able to take advantage of USAG-HI programs, 1 encourage commanders to approve the use of liberal leaves and passes for Soldiers and annual leave or earned compensatory time for DACs. My intent is to provide parents an opportunity to increase their involvement during this particularly challenging time. Commanders will also ensure that Soldiers and DACs are aware of USAG-Hi Policy #34. This policy details the requirementsto supervise children based on their age on Arrny installations; for example, children under the age of 10 must be supervised by an adult at all times. 4. Although USARPAC senior leaders are engaging at the State and national levels to address the educational needs of our children, I also encourage Soldiers and DACs to become involved in their community and the process affecting the education of our children. Our combined goal should be to ensure USARPAC children are afforded the same opportunities as other Department of Defense children in meeting the standards of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The USARPAC G-l will work to keep commanders and Families informed of our progress.

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Religious Support Highlights (North Community)

21 NOV - Chapel Youth go fishing Call Laura Wise at 655-4461 for details

25 NOV – Community Thanksgiving Service 1800-1900

26 NOV - Thanksgiving Day Catholic Mass 0900-1000

27 NOV – Hanging of the Greens 1800-2000 The community is invited to help decorate the chapel for the holidays.

POC: Chaplain (CPT) Jesse R. King, Deputy North Community Chaplain Phone: 655-6646 or 347-2098


Armed Services YMCA AMR 1875 Aliamanu Dr., Honolulu, HI 96818 PHONE: 833-1185 EMAIL: asymcaamr@aol.com

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PLAYMORNING SITE SCHEDULE Mondays Moanalua Community Center AMR ASYMCA Branch Hickam Community Center Tuesdays Pearl City Community Center Ford Island -Landing Housing Playground Wednesdays AMR ASYMCA Branch Hickam Community Center Thursdays Pearl City Community Center Fridays Moanalua Community Center AMR ASYMCA Branch

***ALL PLAYMORNINGS ARE FROM 9:30-11:00 AM EXCEPT HICKAM WHICH IS 10:00-11:30.

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Excursion To Humane Society—Nov. 6th

Breakfast W/Santa—Dec. 12th

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NOVEMBER 2009 ACTIVITIES www.asymcahi.org PLAYMORNING A mobile playgroup in community centers and parks for moms, dads, child-care providers, and children 0-5 years old. Playmorning encourages learning, sharing, self-help skills and fun! Parent and child participation required. The program is open to all military family members. Please see calendar on opposite side for sites and times of Playmornings. Program fee is $1.00 per child per visit.

KINDERMUSIK Kindermusik gives young children the opportunity to learn about the world around them using pretend play, singing, dancing and musical concepts. Classes meet on Thursdays: 18mos to 3 at 9:15-10:00 and 3 to 5 at 10:30 to 11:30 at the ASYMCA AMR Community Center. Cost is $4 per child per class. Call 833-1185 for more information. WELCOME BABY & ME An infant only Playmorning at the ASYMCA AMR every Tuesday from 8:30-10:30am for infants 0-12 months and their parent(s). Infants will have the opportunity to develop fine and large motor skill through play, socialize with other infants and enjoy quality time with parents. Program fee is $1.00 per infant per visit. Please call Kehau Bice at 833-1185 for more info. CHILDREN’S WAITING ROOM The Children’s Waiting Room is a place where you can drop off your children if you have a doctor’s appointment. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. The hours of the waiting room are Monday thru Friday from 8am to 12noon.. Donations are accepted to help support the program. To make a reservation, please call: 833-1185—Tripler CWR 624-5645—Schofield Clinic CWR FOOD FOR FAMILIES The Armed Service YMCA AMR, in conjunction with the Hawaii Food Bank, provides food for families who are in severe need of assistance due to unforeseen circumstances. For more information please call the ASYMCA AMR at 833-1185 or ASYMCA Pearl Harbor at 473-3398.

meets every Wednesday evening at ASYMCA AMR Branch. Call Delcie at 623-1403 for info. TOPS-Take Off Pounds

FREE FOOD & NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM Come and gain knowledge and learn skills to help improve the nutrition intake of your family. You will also learn how to manage your food budget and even go home with some free recipes. Classes are every Monday for 4 weeks beginning Nov. 16th through Dec. 7th from 11am to 12noon at the Moanalua community Center. Free childcare available. Please call 833-1185 for more info. Taught by Jayne Brennan of the U of H.

HUMANE SOCIETY EXCURSION REMINDER: Just wanted to remind all who signed up for the Humane Society Excursion: The date is Friday, Nov. 6th. Remember to car pool and meet at the AMR branch no later than 10am to caravan there. Tour is from 11am to 12noon. Also, for the safety and enjoyment of all, please follow tour guidelines that is on the back of your half of the excursion form. SEE YOU THERE:)

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: COME OUT AND BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY FOR SOME HOLIDAY FUN at our annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 12th from 9:30am to 11am. The cost is $8 per child (cost includes breakfast, a holiday craft, a photo with Santa and a special gift from Santa). Cost for an adult meal is $5. Food served buffet style. Payment deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 9th. For more info please see your Coordinator or call 833-1185.


Santa’s coming to the PX 27-29 Nov 12:00 – 20:00 Opening at 0400 on Day after Thanksgiving Black Friday Weekend Specials (examples) 32” LCD TV - $279 40” LCD TV - $599 11 Nov - 11cents off gas with MilStar Card


Schofield Bks

ARTS & CRAFTS

Sales & Class Registration 655-4202

NOVember See Calendar for Dates

Pottery Wheel Throwing — 4 sessions, 5-8pm $65 includes supplies

Quilting /Sewing — 6—8pm, learn the basics and start a new project every month! $25 1st class $5 each add’l class

Picture Framing — 1 session, $45 includes all materials, 9 -12noon

Ceramic Mold Pouring — 1 session, $25 includes supplies 9:30am-12noon

Woodshop Safety Class — required to work in our woodshop. Held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. 8-10am 1 session $10

Lauhala Leaf Weaving — 2 days of learning to weave various items. 1 day/$15.00 or 2 days/$25.00, 10:30 am—12:30 pm

Keiki Art Club — 3 sessions, Wed. 2-3 pm, $50/$40 each sibling

Workshop

Workshop

Workshop

Mom & Tots — Parents(s) and child take on a creative project together. Every Thursday, 10-11am. $3 • Precious Metal Clay Jewelry — $35.00 includes supplies. Learn the basics of PMC, torch safety, and create a pendant or a pair of earrings. 9am-12noon. Max. 4 students • Snowman Cookie Plate — $25.00 Anytime between 9am—2pm. Paint a 12”X9” snowman cookie plate for the Holidays. Great Christmas gift or keep it to add to your home decorations. Kiln firing required, return in 3 days to pick up your snowman. • Christmas Card-Making & Stamping — $10.00 includes supplies Max. 6 students. From 6-8pm.

Holiday Scrapbooking with a Purpose- $5.00 6-8pm Lay-out challenge. Bring your own supplies and use our cricut. Project idea will be supplied or work on your own project.

Digital Photography-$50.00 (3 two-hour sessions) 9-11am. Max. 3 students Learn basic camera operation and photo editing/composition. An understanding of what your digital camera can do for you—what are all those icons for?

Bldg 572 919 Humphreys Rd Near the Bowling Center

 

Crafts.....Discover Life’s Little Pleasures.......Be Creative Today!!! Tue

Wed

3 Quilting/Sewing Holiday S c ra p b o ok i n g

4 Keiki Art Club Pottery Wheel

10 Quilting / Sewing Pottery Wheel Christmas Cardmaking & S t a m p i n g Wk s h p

11 Veterans Day Holiday CLOSED

17 Quilting/Sewing Holiday Scrapbooking

18 Keiki Art Club Pottery Wheel

24 Quilting/Sewing

Christmas C a rd m a k i n g & S ta m p i n g w o rk s h op

Thu

25 Keiki Art Club Pottery Wheel

Fri

5

6

Mom & Tots

12 Mom & Tots

13 Precious Metal Clay Workshop

19 Mom & Tots

7 Woodshop Safety Digital Photography Ceramic Framing

20 Snowman Cookie P l a te W or k s h o p Framing Lauhala Weaving

26 Thanksgiving Holiday closed

Print all your Holiday Photos at our Kodak Photo Printer Don’t wait in line at walmart! Hours of Operation Wednesday-Thursday 10-6pm Friday-Saturday 9-4pm Woodshop Sat/Sun only 10-4pm

Sat

Sales Store/ Registration 655-4202 Ceramics 655-6327 Framing & Engraving 655-6330 Woodshop 655-0898

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14 Ceramic Digital Photography

21 Woodshop Safety Ceramic Digital Photography

28 INVENTORY Sales Store & Framing Closed


Financial Readiness Your Money Matters

November 2009

Checkbook Maintenance

Money Management

4 November 0900 – 1030

4, 11, and 25 November 1030-1200

Discuss opening and maintaining a checking account.

Learn basic tools for financial success, develop a spending plan, reduce expenses and make your paycheck work for you.

Credit Management 11 November 0900-1030

TSP and Retirement 25 November

Learn how to use your credit wisely and how to improve your credit score.

Learn how retirement plans like TSP work in terms of amount allowable and the different types of investment opportunities available

First Term Financial Training 9 and 23 November 0830—1600 Learn basic financial skills, develop self reliance and personal responsibility, encourage financial planning, improve money management skills, and enhance personal financial literacy. This is a mandatory 8 hour program of instruction. Certificate will be awarded to each participant who completes the 8 hours of instruction

ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE FINANCIAL READINESS PROGRAM BLDG 2091 SCHOFIELD BARRACKS

REGISTER NOW BY CALLING: 655-4227 VISIT US ON THE WEB: www.MWRarmyhawaii.com


FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM Sun

NOVEMBER 2009

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Mon

Tue

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Thu

Fri

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New born Care I 9:00-11:00am Library SB

New Born Care I 9:00-11:00am AMR CC Autism Support Group 5:30-8:00 pm AMR

Baby Massage 2:00-4:00pm AMR CC

Holiday Stress Potty Training 9:00-11:00 am ACS SB 9:00-11:00 am ACS SB Baby Massage 9:00-11:00 am ACS SB

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New Born Care II 9:00-11:00 am AMR CC

11 VETERANS DAY ACS Closed

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New born Care II 9:00-11:00 am Library SB

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Magic 123 Parenting SHARE Support 8:00-12:00 am AMR CC Group 5:30-8:00pm AMR Chapel

SHARE Support Group 5:30-8:00pm SB Chapel

Anger Management 3:00-4:30pm ACS SB 1:00-3:30pm AMR CC New Parent Resource Workshop 2:00-4:00 pm Library SB EFMP Bowling 6:00-8:00 pm SB

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Breast Feeding Basics 9:00-11:00am Library SB

Ages and Stages of Infant and Child

New Parent Resource Workshop 2:00-4:00pm AMR CC

30

Development 9:00-11:00am Yano Library SB Breast Feeding Basics 9:00-11:00am AMR CC

Legend AMR CC= AMR Community Center SB= Schofield Barracks

6

Sat 7

Daddy Boot Camp

9:00-1200pm ACS SB

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Adjust your Latitude Today! For more information or to sign-up for any of the above programs, please contact:

Outdoor Recreation

Building 556 Heard Avenue Schofield Barracks 655-0143

Ocean Concepts

(Scuba programs only) Building 556 Heard Avenue 853-0479

Paintball Hawaii

Wheeler Army Airfield 343-3929 Open: Friday 5 - 9 pm Sat. & Sun.11 am - 7 pm

www.mwrarmyhawaii.com

Outdoor Recreation Calendar November 2009

Program Name

Date

Time

Cost

Register By

Level I Hiking: Aiea Loop Trail

Nov 1

7 am – 1 pm

$10

Oct 29

Open Water Diver Certification

Nov 2

6 days, 6-10 pm

$229.99

Oct 30

Level III Biking: Kaena Point

Nov 7

7 am – 12 pm

$20*

Nov 4

Outrigger Canoe/Stand-Up Paddling: Pokai Bay

Nov 8

7 am – 12 pm

$64

Nov 5

Open Water Diver Certification

Nov 9

6 days, 6-10 pm

$229.99

Nov 6

Level III Kayak Fishing: Kaneohe Bay

Nov 14

6:30 am – 2 pm

$49

Nov 10

Open Water Diver Certification

Nov 16

6 days, 6-10 pm

$229.99

Nov 13

Evening Surf Patrol (Advanced Surfing)

Nov 19

4:30 pm-dusk

$19

Nov 16

Snorkeling for Octopus: Kaneohe Bay

Nov 21

7 am – 2 pm

$42

Nov 18

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Nov 22

7 am – 12 pm

$54

Nov 19

Open Water Diver Certification

Nov 23

6 days, 6-10 pm

$229.99

Nov 20

Kaneohe Sandbar Boat Trip

Nov 28

6 am - 4 pm

$64 AD/$14 CH

Nov 25

Level I Biking: North Shore Bike Trail

Nov 29

8 am – 12 pm

$20*

Nov25

Open Water Diver Certification

Nov 30

6 days, 6-10 pm

$229.99

Nov 27

Important Information: *Cost for biking programs is $20 if using your own bike. If you need to checkout one of ours, cost is $25. • Programs are offered in three different difficultly levels. Level I Beginner is an all abilities program suitable for ages 10 and over. A Level II Moderate program involves increased level of difficulty for intermediate skill levels, and a Level III Advanced program is considered highly challenging with increased risk. Most programs include round-trip transportation to and from Schofield Barracks and necessary equipment. Program levels are listed on the schedule. • Blue Star Card holders receive a 10% discount on all equipment checkouts. • Deploying Soldiers qualify for free dives! Enjoy your last dive before deployment, one dive on R&R and your first dive after redeploying for free, courtesy of Outdoor Recreation and Ocean Concepts. • Due to weather conditions and other factors affecting outdoor programs, all program calendars are subject to change without notice. Please call to confirm final program details. Activity Descriptions • Stand up Paddleboard Lessons – Learn to paddleboard and enjoy the craze taking the Hawaiian Islands by storm. • Surfing Lessons – Learn to surf like the pros… or at least look the part. Beginner and advanced lessons available. • Adventure Kayaking – Half day of adventurous kayaking off various beaches around the island. Available in 3 skill levels as well as fishing trips. • Open Water Diver Certification – Receive an exciting one-week long course that will award you a LIFETIME certification as a PADI Open Water SCUBA Diver. Courses run Monday thru Sunday. • Discover SCUBA – Not sure you’re ready for SCUBA? Experience SCUBA FOR FREE! Learn the ins and outs of what it takes to be scuba certified and become familiar with the equipment in a contained environment at Richardson Pool, Schofield Barracks. • Adventure Biking – Discover many local “secrets” and find the great beach locations along the scenic North Shore bike path or Pearl City trails. A mild biking activity for all ages! • Adventure Mountain Biking – Challenge yourself while biking through the Ko’olau and Waianae mountain ranges. Beginner and advanced levels with a view. • Adventure Hiking – Enjoy a full day hiking to various locations around the island. Water provided. • Shoreline Fishing – Spend an evening or full day bait dunking at a favorite shore fishing area. We guarantee a good time fishing Hawaiian style. • Kualoa Ranch & Island Tour – North Shore Tour, Kualoa Ranch Jeep or Movie Set Tour, Historic Sites, Secret Island visit and a turtle-watching sail to Chinaman's Hat. • Hawaiian Canoe Paddling – A brief history of outrigger canoes in the Hawaiian culture along with instruction. Skilled paddlers in each canoe assist and support our guests. • Custom Adventures – Custom Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, stand-up paddling and surf programs may be created with a minimum of 5 personnel. Get with the Outdoor Recreation Team to coordinate one for your unit! Great for PT, Org Days, Unit Competitions and more! • Paintball – Test your skills against friends, family or your unit. Great stress management and adrenaline rushes. Lighted fields available for open play. Never played? We’ll teach you.

Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture all those gorgeous views and unforgettable sites you’ll see on your adventures!


How to Teach Kids About Veterans Day Here are a few ideas, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs and EducationWorld.com: •

1. Teach your children about the history of Veterans Day by having them create a time line of events leading to the observance of the holiday.

2. Have your kids write short articles or essays of how veterans are honored around the world. And if you know any veterans locally, propose that your kids interview them about what it's like to serve in the U.S. military.

3. Research how American veterans were treated after they returned from various military conflicts, ranging from the French and Indian War to the Persian Gulf War. Ask your children to compare and contrast their findings. Also compare and contrast how women and minorities who served in those conflicts were treated.

4. Have children draw a picture of Veterans Day, and what this holiday means to them. Military children can draw a picture of a parent who is currently deployed, or a relative who has served.

5. Make a thank you card for veterans. Children can give this card to veterans that they know or to veterans who are listed through the local VA medical facility.

6. Ask your children's teacher to invite veterans to their classroom. Veterans can discuss what it's like to serve in the military, and how important it is to observe this holiday.

7. Have your kids make a colorful and fun poster with the names and pictures of relatives who are veterans.


Got stress? We’ve got the answer! Mindfulness Learn disciplined meditation techniques to develop a clear awareness of the present moment and relieve the stress of the day. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning October 14, 2009 6-7 p.m., SGT Yano Library

Tai Chi The art of tai chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles and improve general wellbeing. Thursdays beginning October 15 7-8 p.m., Martinez Physical Fitness Center

Chi Gung Chi Gung is a unique collection of exercises from China designed to help relieve stress on mental, emotional and physical levels. Thursdays beginning October 15 6-7 p.m., Martinez Physical Fitness Center

All classes are free for active duty Soldiers and Family Members. Classes are $4 per session for all other authorized patrons. A monthly unlimited class pass is also available for $25. Please wear appropriate comfortable athletic wear for all classes. Call 655-4804 for more information.


1-14 Infantry Battalion Weekly Binder 14 November 2009