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GOLDEN DRAGONS WEEKLY BINDER 28 JANUARY 2011

EVENTS/MEETINGS/FUNDRAISERS: FRG Leaders Contact Information HHC: frghhc114@hotmail.com A Co: acofrg114@gmail.com B Co: Bco_frg@yahoo.com C Co: 114CCOFRG@gmail.com D Co: Delta_company_frg@ yahoo.com 66th ENG Co: 66thengcofrg@gmail.com

BN Hike Change of Location: 29 Jan at

9am, we will be hiking up to Makapu Lighthouse . If anyone is not sure how to get there please contact Amy Wolf. Next Month on February 12th we are going to do Koko Head , but if anyone has any suggestions or ideas for a hike please contact the POC: Amy Wolf, Delta_company_frg@ yahoo.com

Fundraisers:

Afghans: $40 through the BN S1 office Sweatshirts: It’s not to late to put in your pre order form for hooded sweatshirts or zip up hoodies! All pre orders due by 3 Feb so contact your FRG Leader for more information! Tan Unit Shirts- $15 each through the BN S1 office Magnets: $7 each through the BN S1 office

FRG Meetings: B Co- Sunday, 30 Jan 10: 30 am BN Classroom FRG meeting, valentine’s day craft and valentine video messages C Co– Sunday, 30 Jan 4:30 pm in the BN Classroom. Valentine’s video messages and FRG meeting.

1-14 IN BN Staff Duty (available 24 hours): 808-655-6846 2SBCT Staff Duty Info Worth Reading (available 24 hours): Job Announcements are Looking For 808-655-9200 also listed on the Serco Government jobs? Check 1-14 IN BN FRSA M. Aloha Valverde Office: (808) 655-1823 Marie.valverde@us.army. mil

out www.nafjobs.com for job listings Ten Steps To A Federal Job SEMINAR Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th February 2011 9:00am - 11:00am Aloha Center, Rm 111D Bldg 330 Fort Shafter, HI Employment Readiness (808) 655-4227

Careers website: http:// hostedjobs.openhire.com/ epostings/submit.cfm? version=1&company_id=15695 Key Caller Class: 31 Jan 1800, room 277 Bldg.102 on Wheeler. For more information please contact Lessa Otero at 656-1220.

Military OneSource tax services. It's that time again! Military OneSource will provide free tax filing services (both federal and state) and free tax consultations to service members and their families. Visit www.MilitaryOneSource. com/TaxFilingServices


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WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND HERE? Valentine’s Day Card at Schofield Barracks - Why buy a Valentine’s Day card for your sweetheart when you can make your own? Personalized cards are very special and capture exactly how you feel. Join Schofield Barracks Arts & Crafts Center, Adults on 28 Jan, 1000-1200 and Children on 5 Feb from 1000-1200. Cost is just $12 per session and includes all supplies. To register, please call 655-4202. The Biggest Loser: Ate Too Many Holiday Treats? Make a New Year‟s Resolution to Become a Healthier You! January 3 – April 1 Registration Fee: $15 Questions? Please call Fort Shafter PFC at 438-1152 or Schofield Barracks Health & Fitness

healthy, long lasting relationship? We will be discussing things to do for a good first date, tips on things to say and ideas on how to make a great first impression! February 3, 2011 from 15301700 in the BOSS Room at Tropics on Schofield Barracks. Register at 4383344 or 655-0596

Center at 655-8007 Nomination process for the 2011 Military Fatherhood Award opened on January 18th at 12:00pm ET. Full instructions will be included on the form on the website. Check out www.militaryfatherhoodaward.org for more information

Atomic Aftermath: 5 Feb 2011 Doors open at 5pm, Martinez Gym, SB. Pre sale Tickets are $30 at ITR or TCA Wireless, tickets at the door are $35 each. For more information visit MWRARMYHAWAII.COM and IMORTALMMA.ORG

Hui O’ Wahine: For the LOVE of Bunco; Thurs., 10 Feb.; 1030; Hale Ikena. Dating Do’s and Don’ts: Tips on How to Create Lasting Relationships Tired of dating and never finding the “right” one? Ready to learn what it takes to have a

SKIES MARCH CLASSES: Manners & Etiquette, Free 5-7 yrs old Sat 9-10 am or 8-12 yrs old Sat 10-11 am, in the SKIES Lobby, 4 classes per month Fun with Fabric, hand painting, stamping, dying and embellishment of tee shirts or old jeans $45.00 per month, 4 classes per mo price includes sup, students bring their own tee shirt or jeans. 5-7 yrs old Sat 9-10 am or 8-10 yrs old Sat 10:15-11:15 am SKIES small classroom Swing Kids social dancing for 3-8 yrs old, $35.00 per month, 4 classes per

mo, Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, SKIES Lobby. Parents may take the class for $5.00 per mo. Great chance for dad's to dance with their little girls or Mom's to dance with their little guys. Dance Combo Classes for 10-18 yrs old, Tue 3-4 pm, SKIES Studio, $35 per mo, 4 classes per mo. Performance and Competition Ballroom, 9-18 yrs old, Mon, 6-7 pm, $35 per mo, 4 classes per mo. "Helping Hand", all school grades, Mon 3:30-4:30 pm $35.00 per mo,4 classes per month

Don't forget monthly SKIES offers Hula, 3-18 yrs old, Martial Arts 6-18 yrs old, Little Ninja, 3-5 yrs old, Music, 418 yrs, Dance, 3-18 yrs or Rhythm & Motion, 6-23 mos old or 2 yrs old, Tutoring, Kindergarten, Art, 4-12 yrs old Theatre. 3-18 yrs old & Cooking, 4 -12 yrs old. For further information or assistance please, telephone SKIES 655-9818

USO HAWAII : USO and the Asian-American Hotel Owners Association Partnership for Free Overnight Hotel Vouchers The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and USO recently launched a partnership to provide goodness to our troops under the “Salute Our Soldiers” program. AAHOA collects donations from participating AAHOA member hotel properties across the U.S. in the form of vouchers for (1) complimentary room night at participating hotel properties. These properties span across the spectrum of the hospitality industry in the nation, from franchised independent properties and from Atlanta to San Francisco. The “Salute to Troops” promotional program is effective January 1 to December 31, 2011.

USO is a participating organization with the AAHOA under this promotion that directly benefits military families across the United States. Specific USO Locations that will distribute free hotel vouchers: USO Kaiserslautern, Germany Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Georgia USO Hawaii, Honolulu International Airport Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, TX Houston Hobby International Airport, TX Houston Bush International Airport, TX San Antonio International Airport, TX For a list of participating hotels, visit www.salutetosoldiers.com The above locations will be responsible for handing out vouchers to troops travelling to or leaving the United States.

These locations will distribute to Active Duty members coming into the centers. Active Duty members are eligible to receive a free complimentary room for 1 night. Guidelines: USO Honolulu International Airport Active Duty members need to present a copy of their Travel Orders and I.D. cards. Please make prior contact/inquiry with USO Hawaii: elsmith@uso.org Eva Laird Smith, Director


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SCHOLARSHIP ALERT: Applications are being accepted now until January 31, 2011 for the Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program. The scholarships are awarded to spouses of all Uniformed Services members: Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve, Retirees and Survivors. The scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, and school room and board. For more information, visit the National Military Family Association website at http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/military-spousescholarships/ The newly incorporated Order of Saint Joseph, founded by five 25thCombat Aviation Brigade spouses, is designed to recognize the impact of lengthy and repeated deployments on military families from all branches of military service.This is accomplished in two ways: Through recognition of rear detachment personnel whose service greatly improves the quality of life for military families during deployments. Awards consist of neck medallions and certificates. Awardees are nominated by military family members and forward unit commanders. Through scholarships awarded to military spouses and children whose sponsors have deployed for 120 consecutive days or more in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, or New Dawn. Two $500 scholarships are available annually. Awardees are self-nominated. Applications and more information will be available soon on our website, www.orderofsaintjoseph.org, or can be obtained from Joan Baker at joanebaker@hotmail.comor M. Todd Williams at azmtodd@aol.com. Donations are currently being accepted. The Scholarships for Military Children Program can help with a $1,500scholarship! For information, contact your local commissary, school guidance counselor, or visit the program website at www.militaryscholar.orgor www.commissaries.com. Application deadline: Feb. 22, 2011


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GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII Volunteers Needed: As you may or may not know, the Girl Scout Council of Hawaii has been very generous to all of us the past few years in donating Girl Scout Cookies to our Deployed Soldiers. This is our opportunity to give back. They are looking for volunteers to help offloading the trucks and distributing them to the local troops.

MILITARY VOLUNTEERS can send the following information to Jennifer Frisbee at jefrisbee@girlscoutshawaii.org if they would like the Council to send a letter of appreciation to their commander: • Name and rank (if applicable) •

Unit mailing address

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jennifer at the above email.

Thanks again for your support of the Girl Scouts of Hawaii!

Commander's name/ rank

BLUE STAR CARD HOLDERS Big R: Casino Night IV - Put on your poker face! Come celebrate another month of deployment complete with all of your Blue Star Card friends on Tuesday, 25 Jan, 1800-2000 at the Tropics. The event will feature Black Jack, Texas Hold ‘Em, Roulette, and Bingo. Not into games? Come relax while enjoying great conversation with fellow Blue Star Card holders! Light pupus and childcare will be provided. This is an adult only event. For more information, to reserve childcare or to reserve your space, please call 655-0112 or email Amanda.P.Montgomery@us.ar my.mil LT. Dan Band Concert: Blue Star Card Holders can register to receive wristbands for the reserved seating area for the LT. Dan Band concert on Satur-

day, 12 Feb at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks 7:00pm. You must register online at www.bluestarcardhawaii.c om to reserve your wristbands. Deadline to register is 7 Feb. Super Saturday Childcare - Super Saturday will be held on 12 Feb, from 0900-1600 at Petersen CDC and Schofield Barracks School Age Center. To participate in Super Saturday Childcare, patrons must be Blue Star Card holders. Reservations may be made as early as 30 days prior to the event. For more information on Super Saturday or to make a reservation, call the Schofield Barracks CYS Services Registration

Office at 655-5314 or the AMR Registration Office at 8335393. Ice Palace: Thursday, February 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Ice Palace! We will skate the night away and don't forget to bundle up as it is chilly in the building. This is a family friendly event. Transportation will be provided from Schofield. Concessions will be available for purchase. Spaces are limited. To let us know you are coming, please call 655-0112 or email Amanda.P.Montgomery@us.ar my.mil by February 11.


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ARMED SERVICES YMCA FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER We will be closed on Monday, February 21 in observance of President’s Day The ASYMCA provides programs that enhance quality of life for military members and their families. We receive no funding from the DOD. Program fees and donations cover all of our costs. English as a Second Language: This is an adult education course addressing the fundamentals of English Language. The course is appropriate for beginners or those who desire to improve their written and verbal communications skills. Classes run January 25th through April 21st and are held from 8am to 11am, the cost is $20 per session.

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 am Playmorning News: Wed. February 9, there will be a kids in the kitchen at both Iroquois Point and Wheeler, cost is $3 per child and will take place after playmorning. Pre-registration is required as space is limited, so please sign up to ensure your spot. Mon., February 14 there will be a Valentine’s Day party/ potluck at both Iroquois Point and Wheeler Playmornings. Please bring a dish to share and come and celebrate the holiday with us!

Operation Kid Comfort Operation Kid Comfort is designed for children whose parent(s) are deployed or will Parent Participation Preschool: be deploying. Children under This program is for children ages 3 the age of six are given a quilt, and children ages -4, and is designed to help your seven and above receive a pre-school child make a smooth pillow. Armed Services transition into the structure of kindergarten with you right by his/her YMCA volunteers and staff receive photos from the reside. There are still limited slots cipient's family, which are available, please call (808) 6245645 to register. The cost is $40 a then assembled into a quilt or pillow. The program is of month and preschool dates are not cost to recipient families. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Interested families should 12:00pm to 2:00pm. contact the Pearl Harbor ASYMCA Branch at 473Playmorning: An interactive playgroup for children up to age 5 3398 or email at pearlharbor@asymcahi.org and their parent or caregivers. Playmorning features a variety of Dance Classes at Wheeler age appropriate activities, crafts, ASYMCA: “Simply Ballroom” songs and more! No pretaught by Chris Casely will registration is required. Playmorning Fee - $2.00 per child. offer classes for adults every Saturday 10am to 11am. The Playmorning Punch Cards are classes cover the basic also available at $20.00 for 11 technique and patterns in the Visits.

American style of ballroom dance and are $10 per class, per person and participants are not required to have a partner. Pre-registration is required and payment is due upon registration. Deadline for registration is the first of each month. To enroll please contact Chris at 816-719-6062 or via web at rhythmandance.wordpress.com or call the ASYMCA at 624-5645. Please do not wear slippers. Children’s Waiting Rooms offer on site childcare for healthy children while their parents or siblings have medical appointments in any of the Schofield Clinics or at Tripler Medical Center. There is no set fee for this service but your donations keep this program running. The Schofield Barracks Health Clinics Children’s Waiting Room is open Monday through Friday from 8:00-12:00 and 1pm-4pm Call 624-5645 for reservations Tripler Medical Center Children’s Waiting Room is open Monday through Friday from 8:00-12:00 and 1pm-3pm Call 833-1185 for reservations

Bldg. 122/ 1262 Santos Dumont Wheeler Army Airfield 624-5645 wheeler@asymcahi.org


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