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T N A L I G I V THE VOICE 205th MI BN Volume 2, Issue 28 Week ending 10 September 2010 Inside this issue:

Rising Star Chow with my Troop UH Discounts HH Month News/Comm. Briefs Fisher House Info MWR Info ACS Info Misc Info

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Special Points of Interest: 

UH Military Discounts, p3 Fisher House Founder’s Day, p 7

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

HHD’s own Jennifer Tavarez will be competing! Join us at the Tropics on Schofield Friday, Sept. 10th at 7pm and 17th at 5:30

Maria Robinson The contents of this binder are strictly for informational purposes and does not imply endorsement of any private or commercial organization by the 205th MI BN, 500th MI BDE, INSCOM or the Department of the Army.

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Discount Tickets to UH Sporting Events

Military Receive 50% Off Tickets To UH Women's Volleyball

Active, reservists, and retired members of the military will receive 50% off adult tickets (maximum of eight) to select 2010 UH women's volleyball matches (see list below). A valid military identification card is required when purchasing tickets at the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office. Tickets are in special sections and supplies are limited. Other restrictions may apply. UH Women's Volleyball Oct. 29 Boise State (Homecoming) Oct. 31 New Mexico State (Homecoming) Nov. 1

Louisiana Tech

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HPU Military Receive Discount Tickets To UH Football

Active, reservists, and retired members of the military will receive 50% off adult tickets (maximum of eight) to the UH "Military Night" game against Nevada on October 16. A valid military identification card is required when purchasing tickets at the Stan Sheriff Center or the Aloha Stadium Box Office. Tickets are in special sections and supplies are limited. Other restrictions may apply. For season ticket offers and all other home game military specials, please contact any of the military ticket offices below for more information. Schofield: 655-9971 Fort Shafter: 438-1985 Pearl Harbor, Hickam and MCBH Kaneohe: 423-0792 Coast Guard: 842-2950

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The Vigilant Voice

News and Community Briefs Road Closure — Leilehua Avenue between Macomb and Baldwin roads will be closed to vehicle traffic from Sept. 13 through Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., for completion of security upgrades. Macomb Gate will remain open. Plan for additional travel time in case of traffic. Call 6566751/6750. Signal Corps Regimental Week — Celebrate the 150th Birthday of the Signal Corps; 311th Signal Command events include, •“Ragged Old Flag,” a regimental address at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks, Sept. 14, 3 p.m., followed by a social at 4 p.m., at the Kolekole Bar & Grill. •The U.S. Army-Pacific Run on Fort Shafter, Sept. 15, 6:30 a.m. •Four-person team Golf Scramble held at Coral Creek Golf Course, Sept. 15, 12 p.m. Call 438-3946 or 438-3894. •A prayer breakfast at the Hale Ikena Golf Course Clubhouse, Sept. 16, 7 a.m. •The Enterprise Service Management Framework grand opening ceremony in the 516th Conference Room, Building T-112, Fort Shafter, Sept. 16, 1 p.m. •A senior leadership conference held at Fort Shafter’s Richardson Theatre, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. For additional event information contact 438-4095 or Military Scholarship Night — Military Scholarship Night will be held at James B. Castle High

School, Kaneohe, Sept. 16, 6-9 p.m. Call 655-8326. First-Termers — Financial Management Training is a mandatory eight-hour financial management course for first-term Soldiers, to provide them with a strong financial foundation. The next class is Sept. 16, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Building 1599, Room 115, Fort Shafter Flats. Call 438-4499 to register.

Tuesday of the month, from 3:304:30 p.m. Classes for adults are every second and fourth Saturday, 10-11 a.m. E-mail or call 624-5645.

Keiki Tuesday — Kid-friendly entertainers will delight the whole family at free celebrations each Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Pearlridge Center Downtown Center Court. Bring keiki for crafts, balloons, storytelling, face Town Hall — Col. Douglas Mul- painting, silly songs and more. bury will conduct two U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii employee town  Sept. 7, Chris da Clown. hall meetings to provide updates  Sept. 14, Paradise Jugglers. and new garrison information.  Sept. 21, Oogles·N·Googles. •Sept. 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Sgt.  Sept. 28, Mad Science of HaSmith Theater, Schofield Barwaii. racks. •Sept. 28, 1-2 p.m., Religious Duathlon — Early registration Activities Center, Fort Shafter. continues through Sept. 11 for the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam New Thrift Shop Hours — Duathalon, held Oct. 2. The 5K The Fort Shafter Thrift Shop has run, 25K bike course, and second new hours of operation, Thurs5K run begins and ends at days, beginning Sept. 2. ThursHickam Harbor. Cost is $25 with day store hours will be 12-4 p.m. a T-shirt and $15 without a TTuesday and Friday hours, 9 shirt; late registration is $20 with a.m.-1 p.m., will not change. The no T-shirt. Late registration runs Thrift Shop is located at Buildthough Sept. 12, the morning of ing 342, Pierce Street. the race. A race brief is Oct. 1, 3 p.m., at the Hickam Fitness and Simply Ballroom — The Sports Center. This event is open Armed Services YMCA is offerto all authorized base users and ing ballroom classes that cover their guests. Call 448-2214. the basic techniques and patterns of the American style of Hawaii Noseriding Championballroom dance for $10 per class, ship — The 13th Annual “Walk per person. Participants aren’t on Water” Hawaii Noseriding required to find their own partChampionship will be held Sept. ner before registering for a 11 and 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at class. Classes for children ages Queen’s Beach, Waikiki. This 6-18 are every second and fourth longboard contest is open to all

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News and Community Briefs Continued amateur longboarders with no age and special divisions. This year’s contest proceeds will go to Hawaii’s foster and adopted keiki. Entry forms are available at Surf Garage, Koa Boardsports and T&C Surf shops. For more information, visit

— The Hawaii Military Child Survey, which focuses on Hawaii military service personnel and their school-age children, is available at . The study explores a range of issues related to schooling and education (academics, safety, school climate and parental inShop and Win — Schofield com- volvement), expectations (such as missary shoppers may win “Best what people had heard about Haof the Hawaiian Isles” vacations waii schools, life in Hawaii and by filling out a free entry form at educational expectations), and family and child history. Call 438the Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee 4177. and Water Company display, through Sept. 12. The entry provides a chance to win a seven-day Civilian GAT — The Global Assessment Tool, or GAT, is now trip to the neighbor islands and available for Army civilians. The tickets to Oahu’s most popular family attractions. Call 839-3222. civilian GAT provides immediate results that allow individuals to Entrepreneurship Program — identify their personal strengths and weaknesses. Individuals can “How to Start a Business” is an immediately begin training on entrepreneurship class at Kapiolani Community College to online comprehensive resilience modules. Visit help would-be business owners or call get started, every Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 14-Nov. 9, 5:30- 438-4177. 8:30 p.m., at the KCC campus. The class helps people focus Voting Assistance — The Fedon what they want to achieve, to eral Voting Assistance Program, opened its 24/7 call center, which create a business plan and to makes voting information accessiidentify funding sources. Topics include identifying the right cus- ble to voters living in various time tomer, crafting the right message, zones and ensures that all issues are addressed. Voters can call structuring a winning business plan, and employing sound finan- (800) 438-VOTE, e-mail cial practices and business tech- or chat online at to access an easy niques to help avoid expensive flow of absentee voting assistance mistakes. Call 734-9153. and information. Soldiers can also contact their unit voting assistance officers. Call 655-8945.


Hawaii Military Child Survey

ACAP Briefings — Visit the

Army Career and Alumni Program to learn if you are eligible for a pre-separation briefing or if you are interested in job assistance workshops. Go to the Soldier Support Center, Building 750, Room 134, on Schofield Barracks. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 655-1028 or visit Shafter ACS Closure — The Fort Shafter Flats Army Community Service office will be closed until further notice. ACS services are available at the Tripler Army Medical Center office, Building 127A, Krukowski Road. For Army Emergency Relief assistance, call 438-4499 or 655-4227. Blue Star Card — The Blue Star Card is a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation deployment discount card for spouses of deployed Soldiers. The card offers discounts at FMWR facilities and activities throughout the deployment. Visit Uniform Guidance — Soldiers are reminded to wear their Class B uniforms while visiting the USS Arizona Memorial. Personnel may be turned away if not dressed appropriately. For more info visit Hawaii Army Weekly at

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Hickam AFB Memorial Movie Schedule PH 808-448-2297 Reel Time

Hickam Exchange

1800 Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG) 2030 Salt (PG-13) FRI SEP 10 -

1600 Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG) 1900 Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13) SAT SEP 11 -

1400 Despicable Me (PG) -----------------------------------------------------------------

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MON SEP 13 - Close TUE SEP 14 -Close WED SEP 15 -

1900 Ramona and Beezus (G)

THU SEP 16 -

1900 Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG)

1800 Step Up 3D (PG-13) 2030 Dinner With Schmucks (PG-13) FRI SEP 17 -

1600 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG) 1900 The Other Guys (PG-13) SAT SEP 18 -

1400 Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG) ----------------------------------------------------------------SUN SEP 19 -

MON SEP 20 - Close TUE SEP 21 -Close WED SEP 22 -

1900 The Other Guys (PG-13)

THU SEP 23 -

1900 Dinner With Schmucks (PG-13)

1800 Scott Pilgrims vs The World (PG-13) 2030 The Switch (PG-13) FRI SEP 24 -

1600 Ramona and Beezus (G) 1900 Eat Pray Love (PG-13) SAT SEP 25 -

SUN SEP 26 -

1400 Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)

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Serving the USAG-HI Community

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Our next free island tour will be on Saturday, 18 September. It departs from building 1599, Ft. Shafter Flats at 0800 and returns around 1530. Park in the gravel parking lot next to the athletic field because the gate leading to bldg 1599 will be locked when you return. The air conditioned tour bus makes a run up to Tripler for personnel. Then you will head out on Kamehameha Highway and H-2 to Wheeler Army Air Field and stop at the Schofield ACS building. Upon departure from Schofield, the bus will head toward Haleiwa, Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, and other sites along the north shore as it heads toward the Turtle Bay Hilton Hotel in Kahuku and then to the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie. You will make a stop at a macadamia nut farm and will receive free samples of macadamia nuts and Kona coffee shortly after you pass Kualoa Ranch / Park. Lunch will be at Windward Mall; about 45-60 minutes. You will need money for lunch and if you purchase any macadamia nuts or coffee. After lunch you will head over the mountains to the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki for a pit stop. The last stop will be back up at the Pali Lookout where you will be able to take panoramic photos of the windward coast lines of Kaneohe and Kailua as well as get windblown by the strong winds. You will then return to Ft. Shafter Flats at approximately 1530 hours. The bus may be a little cool depending on the bus driver so you may want to consider bringing a sweater or a light jacket along. If you would like to bring a small cooler with drinks or snacks for the day, that’s fine.

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FEDERAL BENEFITS FOR VETERANS DEPENDENTS & SURVIVORS Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits are legislated in Title 38 of the United States Code. This booklet contains a summary of these benefits effective Jan. 1, 2010. This updated booklet is posted at the following link on S1NET.

Mark Your Calendars!

Aloha Festivals is Hawai'i’s premier cultural showcase, a celebration of Hawai'i’s music, dance and history intended to preserve the unique island traditions. We invite you to explore and find out what makes Aloha Festivals special. Aloha Festivals is proudly presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Most events are free and open to the public Our events are supported by Aloha Festival Ribbons sales, please support Aloha Festivals by purchasing a ribbon. Some events include: 2010 Waikiki Hoolaulea Saturday, September 18, 2010, 7:00 pm On Kalakaua Avenue between Lewers & Kapahulu Avenues Celebrating its 58th year and the 2010 theme of Island Music, the largest block party will kick off with the arrival of the Royal Court. Multiple stages of entertainment, lots of food and lei vendors and hula crafters will be spread along 12 city blocks of the world famous Kalakaua Avenue. Free admission. 2010 Aloha Festivals Floral Parade Saturday, September 25, 2010, 9:00 am From Ala Moana Park, along Kalakaua Avenue to Kapiolani Park A colorful equestrian procession of female and male pau riders, extravagant floats with cascades of Hawaiian flowers, hula Halau and marching bands will brighten Kalakaua Avenue from Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park. This is a "must see" event! Free admission For parade questions please contact our parade coordinator Kimo at 723-5276 or For a complete list of activities go to

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