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T N A L I G I V THE VOICE 205th MI BN Volume 2, Issue 25 Week ending 20 August 2010 Inside this issue:

CRT Training 205th Events News/Comm. Briefs Pet Photo Contest MWR Info Navy MWR Info ACS Info Misc Info

1 2-3 4 5 6-9 10-11 12-14 15-27

Friday, August 27th 1000-1230

Special Points of Interest: 

205th Events, pp 2-3 AFTB class, p 14 Duke‘s OceanFest, p 26

“The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.” ~~Tom Bodett

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 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 Resiliency Workshop — The resiliency training workshop for spouses and parents of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, is scheduled for Aug. 23, 5-6:30 p.m., Armed Services YMCA, Wheeler Army Airfield. Sponsored by Families Over Coming Under Stress, or FOCUS, workshop topics include effective communication, strategies for becoming a better listener and tactics for parenting. To sign up or for info on child care, e-mail or call 624-2033. 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 6558322/6047. Comedians may audition at The audience will decide the winner.


cycling Center now accepts magazines, brochures, catalogs and other glossy paper products for recycling. Items will be collected when customers request a regular pickup. To learn more about on-post recycling efforts, go to , and click on ―sustainability.‖ 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. Call 655-1028 or visit

Deploying Units — The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is available to come to predeployment family readiness group meetings to explain the benefits of the Blue Star Card program and to answer quesFamily Resilience — Family tions. Call 655-0002. Resilience Nights are Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., at Aliamanu Dealing With Stress — Visit Military Reservation Chapel; the Employee Assistance Proand Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., at gram office, Building 2091, the Main Post Chapel Annex, Schofield Barracks, for help Schofield Barracks. and ideas for dealing with Free dinner is provided. stress or other issues affecting job performance. Twitter — Follow the U.S. Call 655-6047/6046. Army Garrison-Hawaii at Recycling — The Army Re-

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WHO CAN ENTER: Open to all Military and DoD ID card holders ages 18 and above. AAFES associates and their immediate families are not eligible. HOW TO ENTER: You may enter online by sending a digital photograph of your pet and yourself or family members (pet can be featured alone or with owners) plus a 50 words or less description of your pet to You must include your name, address, name of closet Exchange to your home, daytime phone number, rank or occupation plus pet information (name, breed or type of pet) at the top left hand side of the email. Last day to submit entry by email is September 30 at 2400 hours EST. Put the title “Patriot Family Pet” onto the subject line. Photos must be original (not copies of professionally taken photos), photograph must be taken by contestant and sole property of entrant. Failure to provide all requested information will mean disqualification of entry. You may only submit one (1) photo per household. CONTEST PHOTO FORMAT RESTRICTIONS: Images can be of any household/outdoor pet, (dogs, cats, ferrets, reptiles, horses, etc.) Images submitted electronically must be .jpeg or .tiff file format only, no larger than 1 MB. You may only submit your original photographs of which you are the sole owner of any copyright or other property or privacy rights; submissions of photographs taken by someone other than yourself are void. JUDGING CRITERIA AND SELECTION OF WINNERS: Submissions will be judged on the basis of creativity, uniqueness, quality, and effectiveness in conveying the essence of loyalty and companionship of pets belonging to military members. PRIZES: Pet photo contest winners will be awarded the following prizes:  Grand Prize - $1000*  1st Place - $500*  8 Runners up will receive one of the following:  Aquavista 100 Designer Aquarium  One of four Majestic Pet Beds  Uncle Milton’s Pet’s Eye View Cam  Richelle Auto Deluxe Pet Gate  Pet Gear Home-N-Go Portable pet crate** *Grand Prize and First place monies sponsored by P&G makers of Iams and Eukanuba. TERMS: All entry information becomes the property of AAFES. By entering the contest, entrants grant AAFES a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to display any submitted photographs. Entrant name and pet name may be displayed on the AAFES website and within AAFES advertising and promotions without any fee or other form of compensation. AAFES may make and retain copies of any submitted photograph for advertising and archival purposes. **Runner up prizes will be awarded at the discretion of AAFES management. If runner up winner does not accept prize awarded there will be NO substitutions.

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2010 UH Football tickets Season Tickets: Sideline Season Tickets: $145-180 South End Zone Season Tickets: $167 North End Zone Season Tickets: $99 Single Game Tickets: USC tickets will not be sold individually but as a combo. USC plus Charleston Southern Tickets, combo pack: $50-70 All other regularseason home tickets: $21-$33 Contact ITR Today at (808) 655-9971.

Free admission at the Honolulu Academy of Arts The Honolulu Academy of Arts is participating in Blue Star MuseumS, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 700 museums across America, to offer free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2010. Other Hawaii museums participating in the program are The Contemporary Museum, Lyon Arboretum and Lyman Museum. Active-duty military personnel and their families simply need to show valid ID at the museum’s front desk to gain free entry to the museum. General information: Location: 900 S. Beretania Street in the Thomas Square Historic District. The Academy Art Center is located at 1111 Victoria Street. The Doris Duke Theatre entrance is on Kinau Street. 1. Parking: Validated parking at $3 for 4 hours is available in the Academy Art Center lot. Parking in the 1035 Kinau St Lot is free during evening and weekend hours till 11 pm. 2. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-4:30 pm; Sunday 1-5 pm; closed Monday. The Pavilion CafÊ serves lunch Tuesday-Saturday 11:30 am-2 pm. The Academy Shop is open during normal Museum hours. 3. Tours: Guided tours are offered Tuesday-Saturday at 10:15 am, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm; Sunday at 1:15 pm. Japanese language tours are offered Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 1 pm. 4. General info line: 532-8700 5. Recorded info lines: (Exhibitions) 532-8701, (Theatre Events) 532-8768 6. Website:

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Leaving Iowa Production Army Community Theatre and Tropics presents an ACT2@Schofield Dinner Theatre Production. The Comedy about Family Vacations By Tim Clue and Spike Manton. Tropics Recreation Center Friday & Saturday August 27 & 28 Dinner at 7:00 show starts at 7:30 Cost is $15.00 per person (this includes dinner and a show!) For reservations call 438-4480 The spark behind Leaving Iowa comes from being children of parents from the now dubbed "greatest generation." The story is a toast to their idealism and character and a little roast of their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. More specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, a middleaged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father's ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma's house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa earching for a proper resting place for his father. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don's memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Don's existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at the center of the United States. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found himself or herself driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of his or her youth.

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Rising Star Competition Win the ultimate recording music experience and compete for cash prizes locally! Entry Deadline & Preliminary Round: September 3 Semi-Finals: September 10 Finals: September 17 Location: Tropics Recreation Center Start Time: 7 p.m. (All shows) Installation Level Prizes: 1st place $500 and advancement to the 2010 Army Wide Finals! 2nd place $250 3rd place $100    

Does your Unit or FRG have the most spirit??? $300 will be awarded locally to the Unit or FRG that has the loudest applause level! Calling all spectators to WATCH & VOTE on these performances September 10th & 17th, you have a chance to win PRIZES too! 1st Place Grand Prize Winner will receive an all expense paid trip for 2 to Los Angeles, California, vocal coach, professional music arrangement, sound engineering AND an opportunity to record your very own 3 song CD!! This is truly a chance of a lifetime. Singers must be Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard or their Family Member (18 years or older with a valid ID card).

ACS South WE HAVE ARRIVED!!!!! Full range of services including: Lending Closet, Free Island Tours, Information & Referral, Financial Counseling, AER, Survivor Outreach, Family Advocacy and more

ACS Oahu South Tripler Army Medical Center Building 127A, Krukowski Road Phone: 438-4499 | Monday-Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm

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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

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Aloha to all

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E Komo Mai to our new guests! 4th September - ADventure Surfing Lessons – Learn to surf like the pros… or at least look the part. Rash guards provided. (ODR) 0630-1130. Lessons are only $48 each. 6th September – 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! 11th September - Shoreline Fishing – Spend an evening bait dunking at a favorite shore fishing area. We guarantee a good time fishing Hawaiian style. (ODR) 1600-2400. Only $42 each. 18th September - Fresh Water Fishing Tournament – Compete against all DOD fishermen to see who can catch the largest fish in Lake Wilson, Wahiawa. Land, boat or kayak authorized. See ODR for more info. Competition is from 0600-1100. Cost is $20/fisherman. 19th September – 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) 0630-1130. 20th September - 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! 25th September – 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.

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 by last week day prior to program departure.

Pictures are taken on all adventures and copies may be downloaded via thumb drive or CD/ DVD at the facility upon request. If you have any questions, please, feel free to ask. *Don’t forget to stop by to...

Have a Great ADventure!!

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2010 Duke's OceanFest Starts Sunday! Top athletes compete in a week-long series of events at the 9th Annual Duke’s OceanFest, Waikiki’s premier oceansports festival!

Event Highlights August 22: Ho‗omana Ceremony Duke‘s OceanFest opens at Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort. August 24: Sunrise Blessing Duke Kahanamoku‘s 120th birthday August 25-28: Hawaiian Airlines Duke‘s Legends Surf Classic 

Toes on the Nose Rabbit Kekai Longboard Classic

Gidget Worldwide Women‘s Pro Longboard Contest

Corona Expression Session

Hawaii Paddle Board Race Presented by Maui Jim's Sunglasses

C4 Waterman Stand-Up Paddle Surfing

Bear Financial Group Inc. Tandem Championships

Duke‘s Waikiki Ocean Mile Swim

Corona Beach Volleyball Championships presented by Outrigger Hotels & Resorts

Surf Polo Tournament

AccesSurf Challenge

Beach Boys Celebration at Duke‘s Waikiki

Island Heritage Logo Tent (EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

August 28: 

Lei Draping of Duke‘s Statue

The Great Hawaiian 105 KINE Lu‗au

Visit for more information

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