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T N A L I G I V E TH VOICE 205th MI BN Volume 2, Issue 18 Week ending 25 June 2010 Inside this issue:

BN Blood Drive State Fair Dinosaur! Exhibit Dragon Boat Races Wet n’ Wild Discount Weekly Zoo Event 4th of July Event Military Life Survey Museum Discounts News/Comm. Briefs MWR Info ACS Info Misc Info BOSS Events

1 2 3 4 5 6-7 8 9 10 11 12-14 15-16 17-21 22-25

Special Points of Interest: 

Island Happenings, pp 2-8

Museum Discounts, p 10

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. ~Winston Churchill 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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LAST WEEKEND OF THE 50th STATE FAIR! There's always something to see and do at the fair, from chowing down on 'ono treats, kicking back to catch local performers or enjoying the rides. Every year, thousands of people crowd Aloha Stadium for the festivities, which include performances, traveling acts, contests, games and more. For more information and an entertainment schedule, visit or call 808-682-5767.

When: Saturdays : 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. (ends June 27) Fridays : 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. (ends June 27) Sundays : 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. (ends June 27) Price: $3 before 6 p.m., $5 from 6 p.m. to closing , $10 for admission & unlimited rides on Saturday Event Phone Number: 808-682-5767 Aloha Stadium 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd. Aiea, HI 96701 808-486-6704

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13th Annual Free Summer Exhibit: Dinosaurs! now running until August 15, 2010

It’s the invasion of the dinosaurs! On Friday, June 18, Pearlridge Center’s Uptown and Downtown Center Courts will be overrun with animatronic dinosaurs and other hands-on, fun-filled dino activities. Dinosaurs! is Pearlridge’s 13th annual free summer educational presentation, a long-standing tradition for Hawaii’s families. Uptown Center Court will also feature the Pearlridge Safari Train, taking youngsters on a reptile adventure amidst oversized flora, creepy fauna and huge boulders for a nominal fee. In addition to the large-scale robotic displays, a Safari Activity Passport provides educational information for all activities; completed passports may be turned in for weekly prize drawings including ice cream cakes from Cold Stone Creamery, dinosaur t-shirts from Razor Sports, rounds of golf from Jungle River Mini Golf and Pearlridge gift certificates. 

Keiki Tuesday: Kid-friendly entertainers will delight the whole family at free celebrations each Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Bring the keiki for crafts, balloons, storytelling, face-painting, silly songs and more! 

June 22 and 29; July 6, 13, 20, and 27: Dinosaur Safari with Chris da Clown As a special treat, Keiki Tuesdays for the duration of the Dinosaurs! exhibit period will feature the Dinosaur Safari Adventure from 10:30 to noon. Chris da Clown will lead the little tykes and their parents on a fun-filled, educational adventure through the Dinosaurs! exhibit both Uptown and Downtown. Each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. beginning in Uptown, second level fronting Sephora.

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15th Annual Hawaii Dragon Boat Festival

This weekend, Ala Moana Beach Park is the place to be. Two popular events will take place all day on both Saturday and Sunday. The Dragon Boat Festival is typically a Beach Park tradition but will be boosted by two Sunset on the Beach events, which are usually held in Waikiki. The Dragon Boat Festival has become one of the summer’s most popular events. Dragon boat races have teams consisting of 16 paddlers, a drummer, flag catcher and steersman. There are two race categories: the open race and division. Entry fees have been waived thanks to grants and private donations. This exciting race competition will be followed by the family-friendly films, ―Alvin and the Chipmunks‖ on Saturday and ―Alice in Wonderland‖ on Sunday. The Festival and races and the Sunset program and movies are completely free events, making it a great opportunity for friends and family to enjoy the day and evening this weekend. This year’s added activities include Dragon Boat Grass Volleyball Tournament from 8 am to 6 pm and Dragon Boat soccer from 10 am to 6 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. There will also be live entertainment, face-painting, a performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band, keiki inflatable rides, crafts, community booths, and local ono food booths. Saturday, June 19: Dragon Boat Festival, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunset on the Beach screens ―Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel‖ at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, June 20: Dragon Boat Festival, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunset on the Beach screens ―Alice In Wonderland‖ at 7:15 p.m

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WET ‘N WILD SPECIAL Visit for more info or print out this page for your discounted ticket to visit Wet N Wild on any Wednesday until September.

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Military Family Life Project Survey In May 2010, the Department of Defense (DoD) began the first, large-scale, longitudinal DoD-wide survey to assess quality of life (QOL) issues impacting military families during and after deployments. This survey, the Military Family Life Project, will augment research from the cross-sectional surveys conducted by the DoD. Respondents, selected at random, will include 100,000 military spouses and 40,000 married service members from all Services. Spouse surveys began in May 2010. They will be resurveyed at the one year point. Surveys will be sent to married service members in June 2010. They will also be asked to participate in a follow-on survey. If you or someone you know are chosen to participate in this survey, please complete it and encourage other to do so. Follow the instructions and take a few minutes to go online and complete the survey. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide the DoD with feeedback on programs and services offered to your military community! Your opinions can make a difference and help shape the future of QOL programs and services. Remember - You CAN make a difference! Let your voice be heard!

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Museums Offer Free Admission to Military Families By Elaine Wilson American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 24, 2010 – Active duty servicemembers and their families will gain free access to hundreds of museums throughout the nation this summer, thanks to a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families. More than 600 museums in 50 states and the District of Columbia have signed up so far to participate in Operation Appreciation: Blue Star Museums. The program offers active duty servicemembers -- including activated Guard and Reserve -- and up to five of their immediate family members free admission to participating museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day. "The Blue Star Museums initiative is a tangible expression of appreciation to servicemembers and their families," said Barbara Thompson, director of the Pentagon's office of family policy, children and youth. "It warms our hearts to see how other federal agencies and local communities can think creatively to recognize their sacrifice and contribution to the nation." People can visit for a complete list of participating museums, which run the gamut from children's and fine arts to history and science museums. Participating museums include the Art Institute of Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and all of New Mexico's 14 state-run museums and historic monuments. "This is a fantastic opportunity for servicemembers and their families to enjoy the cultural experiences that might have otherwise been inaccessible because of cost," Thompson said. "We truly appreciate the generosity of the National Endowment for the Arts and the participating museums." While admission is free of charge, some special or limited-time exhibits may not be included in the program, according to a Blue Star Museums news release. People should contact the museum directly for specifics. "There have always been wonderful examples of partnerships between museums and military installations, but the scale of this gift from the museum community to military families is thrilling," Kathy Roth-Douquet, chairman of Blue Star Families, said in a news release. "Military families work hard for this country, and it is gratifying for us to be recognized for that. "We anticipate that thousands of military families will participate in the program and visit museums this summer - many of them for the first time," she continued. "Blue Star Families will work hard to help our military families make the most of these opportunities." A group of military spouses formed Blue Star Families in December 2008 to raise awareness of the challenges of military family life in partnership with civilian communities and leaders, according to the organization's website. The nonprofit group has grown to include spouses and families from all services and walks of life, including National Guard and Reserve, as well as veterans and civilians.

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The Vigilant Voice

News and Community Briefs Simply Ballroom — The Armed Services YMCA is offering ballroom classes that cover the basic techniques and patterns of the American style of ballroom dance for $10 per class, per person. Participants aren’t required to find their own partner before registering for a class. Classes for service members and spouses are June 19, or every other Saturday, 10-11 a.m. Classes for children ages 6-18 are every other Tuesday, 3-4 p.m. Email or call 624-5645 for more details.

6:30 p.m. Cost for adults is Ayres Avenue, from Waianae $22.95 and $15.95 for children Avenue to McNair Gate on ages 5-12. Call 696-4778. Schofield Barracks, will be closed for road resurfacing, Ceramic Pouring — Learn July 1-19. Call 656-2473. about all the items a person can make by taking a ceramic pouring class, June 26, 9 a.m. Call 655-4202.

Deployment Ceremony — The 25th Infantry Division bids aloha to the Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team during a deployment ceremony, June 24, 2 p.m., at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks. The public is invited. Expect traffic congestion to be heavier than normal on roads leading to the 25th ID headquarters, and for Cadet Sheridan Road to be closed, June 23-24.

Ladies’ Fitness Classes — Cardio Step and Circuit, and Vinyasa Power Yoga classes are offered at the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center. Beginner through advanced-level yoga classes are Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m., and cardio classes are Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Call 438-1152.

Hawaiian Luau — The Pililaau Army Recreation Center hosts a luau the last Friday of every month at the Sunset Café. Experience ―Old Hawaii‖ with authentic cuisine, a hula show and a fireknife spectacular, June 25. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., and the entertainment starts at


Fun Run — Register for the Fourth of July celebration 5K and the children's 1-Mile Fun Run by June 25. The 5K Run is at 9 a.m. and the 1-Mile Fun Run is at 10 a.m., July 4, at Sills Field on Schofield Barracks. The 5K entry fee is $15 or $20, on race day. A Tshirt is included with all 5K preregistrations. No entry fee is charged for the 1-Mile Fun Run, which is for children 12 years or under. All Fun Run finishers will receive ribbons, and Fun Run T-shirts are $10. E-mail or call 655-9650 for more details.

July ID Card System — U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s new ID Card Appointment System start is delayed until October at the Directorate of Human Resources ID Card Offices. Call 655-1374. Road Closures — Portions of

Free Ladies Golf Clinic — Learn the basics of golfing at a free ladies golf clinic. This clinic is offered the first Saturday of each month, from 2:303:30 p.m., at the Leilehua Golf Course Driving Range. Call 655-4653.

Volleyball & Racquetball — Learn basic skills and techniques from experienced instructors, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-10 a.m., at Martinez Physical Fitness Center, Schofield Barracks. Courts will be open for free play across the street from the facility. Call 655-4804.

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Check out What’s Happening at MWR! Ceramic Mold Pouring - Searching for something artistic to do? Visit the Arts and Crafts Center on Jun. 26 from 9:00 a.m. to noon for a ceramic pouring class and let your imagination lead the way. $25 covers your supplies for 3 classes. Live on the south side of the island? Enjoy these classes at Fort Shafter as well. Call 655-4202 or 438-1315 for more information. Hawaiian Magic Company - Want to be amazed by magic? Bring your whole family out to this new program on Jun. 29 at Fort Shafter Library, Jun. 30 at Sgt. Yano Library or Jul. 1 at Aliamanu Library for this delightful show. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. at all three locations. For more information please call 655-8002. 4th of July Fun Run - Kick off your 4th of July celebrations with an Army Hawaii tradition --- the 4th of July 5K and Children's 1 Mile Fun Run. Young or old, fast or slow, this event brings patriotic spirited people together for the sake of good times! The run takes place on Schofield Barracks, Jul. 4. Starting with the 5K Run at 9 a.m. and the 1 Mile Run at 10 a.m. Entry Fee Deadline: $15 (Postmarked by June 25) or $20 (On Race Day) T-shirt is included with all 5K pre-registrations. Children's 1 Mile Fun Run (12 years & under), all finishers will receive ribbons. No Entry Fee! T-Shirts may be purchased for $10. Registration must be complete by Jun 30 (T-Shirt included). For more information contact Mike Kim at 655-9650 or Late registration & packet pickup will be at 6:30 a.m., Sills Field, corner of Cadet Sheridan and Trimble Road. Kayak I - Are you an adrenaline junkie or just love the outdoors? If so spend half a day on Jun. 26 at various beaches around this beautiful island kayaking. Classes are available in three skill levels as well as kayak fishing. The cost is only $49 per person. Call 655-0143 to reserve your spot or for more information. 30 and Older Basketball - Got Skills on the basketball court? 30 and older basketball is open to Battalion and Separate Company level, Active Duty, Army Reserve and National Guard units stationed within the geographical limits of Hawaii. Entry deadline is Jul. 6 at 4:00 p.m. Organizational meeting will be held at 1400 on 9 Jul., Room 100, Bldg 556, Schofield Barracks. Call 655-0856 for more information. Stand Up Paddleboard - Have the guts to learn something new? Already love this sport? Take a stand up paddle board lesson on Jun. 27. This is the latest craze. We can help you with equipment rentals. Sessions are only $54.00 each. Call 655-0143 to register. Ongoing Quilting/Sewing - Quilting/Sewing can be a very enjoyable hobby. The arts and crafts center will be open from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at this time basic sewing techniques will be taught and you can create your own special project! The cost is just $25 for the first class and $5 for each additional class. Call 655-4202. Watercolor Painting for beginners - Be creative, join us on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and learn color mixing and abstract techniques. 4 sessions are only $60 and includes all the supplies you need. Call 655.9042 to register. Auto Skills Center - Thinking of purchasing a used car and would like to get it checked first? We can help with that with our Pre-buy Auto Inspection. Call us for more information SB Auto Skills 655-9368 or Fort Shafter Auto Skills at 438-9402.

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Navy MWR Activities Friday Night Float Nights at Scott Pool: Every Friday in June from 6 to 8 p.m., enjoy the pool after hours with your favorite float and goodies at the pool. For details, call 473-0394. Single Sailors - Ladies Night at Beeman Center - June 4: Gather the girls for a fun night with Liberty. The event is free and open to all female single sailors. For more details, call 473-2582. Youth Sports Pee Wee T-Ball Registration - June 7 through 25: Youth ages 3 to 5 will learn the fundamentals of t-ball in a fun, age-appropriate manner. Season runs July through September. Registration fee is $40 and includes t-shirt, hat, t-ball and medal. For more details, call 474-3501. MWR presents the Hawaiian Island Creations/Quiksilver Surf Classic on June 19 Registration Ends June 12: Whether you like to ride the waves or just watch surfers in action, come to Barbers Point for this exciting competition. The contest begins at 8 a.m. and is open to all active duty, DoD civilians, reservists and their family members. The entry fees are $25 (open entry), $20 (active duty w/ ID) and $15 (12 years & younger). There is no charge to watch the competition. Various divisions are organized according to gender, age, active duty and DoD civilian status. For more information, visit or call White Plains Beach at 682-4925. Free Golf Clinic at Barbers Point Golf Course - June 12: This free clinic runs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Call Robin Hashimoto, head golf professional, at 2219275 for details. Free Golf Clinic at Navy-Marine Golf Course - June 12: Learn the basics of golf in this free clinic. Start time is 2 p.m. Active duty Navy, Marine, Coast Guard and their family members have priority. Call the Pro Shop at 471-0142 for details and registration. Child and Youth Programs - Summer Camps and Teen Adventures: Online registration is ongoing for all day, sports, specialty, travel and overnight camps. Registration will continue until all camps have reached maximum enrollment. Payments are no longer being accepted online, so parents must come to Catlin Clubhouse to complete all paperwork and pay deposits. Visit to register. For more information, call Catlin Clubhouse at 421-1556. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Library presents the "Voyage to Book Island" summer reading program. Sign up and spend the summer in literary adventures. Keep track of your reading and win awards for reaching your goal! This FREE program is open to all ages and includes a fun party on July 31. Hurry, the voyage begins June 7. Call 448-8289 for more information.

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Serving the USAG-HI Community

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OUTDOOR RECREATION ACTIVITIES 26st June – Puena Point Reef Walk – This is a great opportunity to examine various small marine life while enjoying the beautiful view of the Hawaiian water. Be ready to collect some small Hawaiian souvenirs. Make sure you bring your reef shoes. A net, bag and gloves are a nice to have. Minimum age is 6 yrs. w/adult (ODR) 0600-1000. $5.00 each. 27th June – Summer Ocean Splash - This is your opportunity to catch up on all the classes: Stand Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking, and outrigger canoeing. (PARC) 0800 -1400. $64.00 each 6th July – 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! 9th-11th July – Family Camp – Come and enjoy all days and nights on the beach. An entire weekend full of fun with your family and other families. Play horseshoes, volleyball, and water activities such as kayaking, paddleboarding. Storytelling and sand crab hunting at night. (PARC) $50 each. 1500(Fri)-1200 (Sun) 10th July - OPEN HOUSE! FREE family activities: Popcorn & Cotton Candy, Bounce house, music, Discover SCUBA, ADventure XXXX. 0930-1430 17th July - 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. 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 (normally by Friday afternoon).

If you have any questions, please, feel free to call the Outdoor Rec. Center, 655-0143, for more information or to register.

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Weekly Financial Tips Compiled by Ryki Carlson –

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