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T N A L I G I V E TH VOICE 205th MI BN Volume 2, Issue 24 Week ending 13 August 2010 Inside this issue:

CRT Training 205th Events News/Comm. Briefs MWR Info ACS Info Misc Info

1 2-5 6-7 8-16 17-20 21-41

Special Points of Interest: 

205th Events, pp 2-5 Blue Star Card Newsletter, pp 12-13 Navy MWR info, pp 14-15 Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. ~John F. Kennedy

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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The Vigilant Voice

News and Community Briefs Bus Passes — Red Hill school bus pass registration for Fort Shafter Flats continues at Building 1599, Room 117. Call the School Liaison Office at 655-9818. Dental — Routine dental appointments will be limited at all U.S. Army Dental Activity clinics, Aug. 13, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., due to DENTAC changes of command ceremonies. Clinics affected are Tripler Army Medical Center and the clinics at Schofield Barracks and Da Koa. Sick call will available on a limited basis at the Tripler and SB clinics. Call 433-9191. Children’s Physicals — Children enrolled at Tripler Army Medical Center’s Pediatric and Adolescent clinics may get required school and/ or sports physical examinations, Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Normal Saturday clinics will be cancelled on these days. Parents of children enrolled at the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic should make appointments with their primary care managers dur-

ing normal clinic hours. Visit www.tamc.amedd.army.mil. Ethics Competition — The U.S. Army’s professional ethic is strong, and you can make it Army Strong. The U.S. Army Center of Excellence for the Professional Military Ethic is sponsoring an Armywide ethics competition. The contest ends Aug. 15. Soldiers, civilians and family members may choose up to seven ways to share powerful personal stories about how we maintain the U.S. Army’s high ethical standards in this era of persistent conflict. Visit http:// acpme.army.mil.

fice at 655-1718. Hui O’ Wahine — The Hui O’ Wahine, Fort Shafter Spouses Club, will hold its Super SignUp, Aug. 19, at the Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter. The Hui O’ Wahine is an all -ranks club that welcomes spouses, Soldiers, retirees and civilian employees from all branches of the military. The club holds general membership luncheons the second Tuesday of the month, from September to May. Visit www.huispirit.com. Comedy Stop — Listen to Army Substance Abuse Program comedians, Aug. 27, 10– 11:30 a.m., at the Sgt. Smith Theatre. Each individual attending will receive two hours of ASAP training. Call 655-8322/6047. Comedians may audition at johnny.miller5@us.army.mil. The audience will decide the winner.

Safety Stand Down — A Safety Stand Down for U.S. Army-Pacific is scheduled for Aug. 18, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter. Topics include sexual assault, domestic violence, child Ongoing abuse, substance abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide Deploying Units — The Diprevention. rectorate of Family and MoCall the Substance Abuse rale, Welfare and Recreation is Policy Research Program of-


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News and Community Briefs Continued available to come to predeployment family readiness group meetings to explain the benefits of the Blue Star Card program and to answer questions. Call 655-0002. 25th ID Values — Enter the 2nd Tropic Lightning Values photo contest that runs through Sept. 1. Soldiers can submit photographs of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers depicting Army values, which will be used for posters and publicity items. For entry rules, call 6558780, e-mail divisionretentionoffice@hawaii.army.mil or visit the Division Retention Office at 1586 Trimble Rd., Building 585, Schofield Barracks. Dealing With Stress — Visit the Employee Assistance Program office, Building 2091, Schofield Barracks, for help and ideas for dealing with stress or other issues affecting job performance. Call 655-6047/6046. Water Conservation Notice — Residents and building occupants on Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield

and Helemano Military Reservation are to conserve water due to a major water-valve leak. Water should be used for essential purposes only. Residents should refrain from watering lawns or washing cars until further notice. The Directorate of Public Works is working to resolve the problem. Once resolved, restrictions will be lifted. Call 655-0591.

Call 655-1028 or visit www.acap.army.mil.

ACAP Briefings — Visit the Army Career and Alumni Program to learn if you are good to go with a pre-separation briefing or if you are interested in job assistance workshops at the Soldier Support Center, Building 750, Room 134, on Schofield Barracks. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Facebook — Get updates about U.S. Army GarrisonHawaii events on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ usaghawaii.

Family Resilience — Family Resilience Nights are Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., at Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel; and Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., at the Main Post Chapel Annex, Schofield Barracks. Free dinner is provided.

Food for Families — The Armed Services YMCA at Wheeler Army Airfield has an Recycling — The Army Reemergency food locker to assist cycling Center now accepts military families who are exmagazines, brochures, cataperiencing financial difficulty. logs and other glossy paper Canned goods, frozen food, dry products for recycling. Items goods and personal care items will be collected when custom- are generally available. ers request a regular pickup. Call 624-5645. To learn more about onpost recycling efforts, go to Twitter — Follow the U.S. www.garrison.hawaii.army.mi Army Garrison-Hawaii at l, and click on ―sustainability.‖ www.twitter.com/usaghi.


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Teens (14+) and Adults August 16 & 17 at 7:00 pm at the Richardson Theatre on Fort Shafter. AUDITIONS are OPEN TO EVERYONE NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!!! Come on out and give it a shot! Bring a prepared piece w/sheet music if you have one - if not, no worries we'll teach you a tune at the auditions! Let's ROCK Fort Shafter! Don't miss out on THE PROM


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•AAFES

will be offering a five cent credit on reusable bags, administered at the end of the transaction based on the actual number of reusable bags used. •If a customer declines a plastic shopping bag, like many do today, they will not receive a five cent credit. •AAFES

Bags are available in different sizes and styles, IE: Thermal, Med Lg and XLG. •AAFES

Bags range in price from $0.99-$1.99.


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Serving the USAG-HI Community


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• Newcomer’s Island Tour - 14 & 28 Aug, 0800, departing Schofield Barracks ACS - 21 Aug, 0800, departing Fort Shafter Flats

• Employment Orientation - 6, 13, 27 August, 0900-1030, Schofield Barracks ACS

• MyCAA Update - Program has been restructured and will resume 25 Oct - Must be an active duty spouse of Soldier E1-E5, W1-W2, O1-O2 - Eligible spouses will receive $4000 in financial aid with an annual cap of $2000 per fiscal year

• Financial Readiness - Wednesday classes 0900-1030 and 1030-1200 - Class titles include: Money Harmony, Secrets to Car Buying, All About Credit, Advanced Investing

•EFMP Activities-Registration Required - Autism Support Group 3 Aug, 1800-2000, AMR Chapel; 11 Aug, 1800-2000, SB Chapel - Down Syndrome Support Group 4 Aug, 1800-2000, SB Chapel - SHARE Support Group 17 Aug, 1800-2000 AMR Chapel; 25 Aug, 1800-2000, SB Chapel - EFMP Bowling 19 Aug, 1800-2000, SB Bowling Center; 26 Aug, 1800-2000 FS Bowling Center

•How to Say it to Your Teen - 12, 19, 26 August, 1730-1900, Schofield Barracks ACS - Topics include Authority, Discipline and Choices and how deployment can change your approach

•Army Family Team Building- Level I - 28 August, 0900-1700, Schofield Barracks ACS - Learn what it takes to make the Army life work for you from multiple PCS moves to deployments - Free childcare, snacks and lunch! To check out all of our events go to the Class Calendar under the ACS tab at mwrarmyhawaii.com


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14th August – ADventure Snorkeling I – For pleasure and physical fitness, snorkeling provides excellent exercise and delivers a great deal of enjoyment. Snorkeling is, also, a perfect activity for those who enjoy being underwater. Snorkel gear provided. $25.00 each. Location is weather dependant. (ODR) 0630-1130. 16th August – 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. (OC) $229.99. Reservations must be made in advance so sign up NOW! 21th August – OC1 Paddling/Stand-up Paddleboard Lessons – Here is an opportunity to learn to Paddleboard and Ocean Canoe the “Hawaiian way” on the water. Both classes included for one low price of $60 each. (ODR) 0700-1200. 22nd August - ADventure Surfing Lessons – Learn to surf like the pros… or at least look the part. Rash guards provided. (ODR) 06301130. Lessons are only $48 each.

28th August -

RUN + SWIM + PADDLE

This “Hawaiian style” triathlon tests your stamina and persevirence. Try and have fun at the same time all while making new friends. Entry is open to all DOD cardholders. (civilians: $25; Wounded Warrior and Blue Star Card: $18 Beach entry: $35(0800-0900 only)). Awards presented to Male/Female age groups 0930- Until

All dates/times are tentative and subject to change.

All ADventures will depart from/return to the Outdoor Recreation Center, Bldg. #556 with the exception of Summer Ocean Splash (PARC)or otherwise noted.

* Registrations & Payment required in advance of program departure.

Pictures are taken on all adventures and copies can be sent to you via e-mail if requested If you have any questions, please, feel free to ask. *NOTE: Thanks to requests from our valuable customers, Outdoor Recreation is now able to take Equipment Checkout Center reservations/ Program registrations via phone with a credit card payment. Available to all FMWR eligible guests already registered in RecTrac database. Please call the Outdoor Rec. Center, 655-0143, for more information or to register. *Min. 50% deposit required for all Equipment Center reservations, 100% payment due for Program registrations. Don’t forget to stop by to...

Have a Great ADventure!!


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Your Health, Your Lifestyle

by TRICARE

"Your Health, Your Lifestyle" highlights initiatives, methods, and programs available to TRICARE beneficiaries to make healthy choices for life! To subscribe visit, www.tricare.mil/subscriptions. No matter your age, there are ways to keep your brain functioning in balance. Start with these 10 smart tips:

1. Eat Regularly: The brain makes up 2%-3% of the body's weight but uses 20% of its energy. Choose healthy, filling snacks high in protein, fiber, and some fat, like a small handful of almonds, celery sticks with peanut butter or a piece of string cheese. 2. Super-Size Your Brain: Super foods such as spinach, strawberries and blueberries are a delicious way to boost brain function. A diet rich in those foods reversed age-related brain changes. Try for a daily serving of berries or spinach. Stock up on frozen berries and make a memory-enhancing morning smoothie or cook up some spinach as a tasty side dish. 3. Drink Hot Beverages: Coffee, tea or hot cocoa? All three provide comfort and boost brain function. Green tea has powerful antioxidants, soaking up cell-damaging free radicals and reducing risk of stroke. Cocoa improves blood flow to the brain and heart. 4. Watch the Spirits: Although a drink a day can be good for the body and relaxing for the soul, anything more plays a role in forgetfulness. Limit yourself one drink a day - or less - and explore other ways to relax, such as taking a bath, yoga or exercising. 5. Take Your Vitamins: Although a balanced diet with a variety of foods is the best source of brain fuel, multivitamins are a good insurance policy. Folic acid, in particular, appears to improve brain function. Look for a multivitamin with at least the recommended daily dose (400 micrograms). Fortified cereals, grains and leafy greens are good sources too. 6. Stock Up on Herbs: Nature provides some brain-boosters too. Fish oil is a supplement that provides brain food, in particular a component of omega-3 fatty acids known as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The American Heart Association recommends taking1 gram of omega-3 fish oil daily or eating 4 ounces of salmon, sardines and tuna twice a week for optimal memory function. 7. Make Time to Unwind: Chronic stress can cause changes in the brain, permanently damaging memory since it shrinks and destroys brain tissue. Work downtime into your day - a walk around the block, watching your favorite TV show or curling up with a good book before bed. Your brain needs a little TLC every day. 8. Go Out and Play: Handheld videogame for adults. Or explore an untapped interest: Take a painting class at a community center, an algebra class at the local college Try the daily crossword puzzle in the newspaper, grab a Sudoku book (a book full of number puzzles) or go high-tech with Nintendo's Brain Age, a or rock climbing at the local Y. 9. Get Moving: Work out the body and your mind will stay young. 10. Find Your Slumber Cycle: Getting enough sleep has a domino effect on the brain and body, affecting everything from mood to memory to sex drive. So sleep and wake up at the same time every day. *This information is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for advice from your doctor or healthcare professional. This information should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication.


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Tripler Fisher Houses UPCOMING EVENTS: Tripler Fisher House Founder’s Day

Please join us 24 Sept 10 from 1000-1300 as we celebrate the 100th birthday of Mr. Zachary Fisher. We will also celebrate the great work of all our Volunteers. 

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We will host an Open House to allow people the opportunity to come by and see our homes and also find out more about what it is Fisher House has to offer and who we serve. We will have a blood drive, Locks for Love, info booths from various agencies, businesses and groups that support our military community. We are looking for volunteers to help with set up, runners during the day and break down. Volunteers contribute tremendous support to the families staying at the Fisher Houses and help make our Fisher Houses home. We are looking for a volunteers to provide support through activities such as meals, collection of household items, transportation, moral support, admin support, maintaining our website, in-house craft days, movie night, and fundraising etc. For more information please contact Theresa Johnson at 561-7423 or email me at theresa.m.johnson2@us.army.mil . You can also visit our website at www.triplerfisherhouse.com .

Want to know what is going on at Fisher House? Ask to be our friend on Face Book. Pictures posted frequently, check us out!


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