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Engineer Battalion WEEKLY BINDER 11 JAN 2013

Community Bulletin 8 TAX ISSUES TO WATCH FINANCIAL READINESS CALENDAR 2013 PRO BOWL HIRING FT SHAFTER THRIFT STORE HIRING OAHU EVENTS UNIVERSAL ORLANDO MLK OBSERVANCE FT SHAFTER FLATS PARENT’S NIGHT OUT CALENDAR WEEKLY PRESCHOOL STORY TIME HMSA KAIMANA AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN THRIFT SHOP FASHION SHOW HOME GROWN CHILD CARE IS YOUR FAMILY READY AFTB MARATHON WEEK PARENTS 1-2-3 MAGIC ACTIVE PARENT: FOR STEPFAMILIES EFMP T-SHIRT GRAPHICS DESIGN THE TEENAGE YEARS MWR TELEPHONE DIRECTORY The contents of this binder are strictly for informational purposes and does not imply endorsement of any private or commercial organization by 65TH EN BN, 8th TSC, USARPAC or the Department of the Army.


“THIS IS A COMMUNITY BULLETIN” 091601WJAN13

SUBJECT: ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) OFFICE CLOSURE

The Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter ACS offices will be closed on Friday, 18 January 2013 for In-Service Staff Training. For emergencies please contact: AER: (808) 227-0144 AER Emergency Travel: (877) 272-7337 (after 1630) Family Advocacy: (808) 226-3231 Victim Advocacy: (808) 624-7233 (SAFE) Military Family Life Consultants: (808) 222-7088 ACS offices will re-open on Tuesday, 22 January 2013, 0730-1630. POC: Ms. Rosey Stone, ACS Program Analyst, 655-4577.

NO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT REQUIRED

Installation Operation Center (U) 656-3272 (C) 656-3269 SIPRNET: ioc@shafter.army.smil.mil NIPRNET: usarmy.wheeler.imcom-pacific.mbx.installation-operation@mail.mil


8 Tax Issues to Watch

January 7, 2013

1. Tax liability myths. You might hear about tactics to reduce your tax liability or avoid taxes entirely. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Here are several commonly encountered claims to avoid:     

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“Taxes are illegal or unconstitutional.” Nope, taxes are legal. It’s easy to become a minister or church and become tax-exempt. With a home-based business, you can convert ordinary living costs into deductible business expenses. You can use self-employment to qualify for an Earned Income Credit refund. The IRS will allow you to settle a back tax situation for “pennies on the dollar.” The IRS has 10 years to collect a tax debt; it won’t agree to “pennies on the dollar” if you’ll be able to pay over the next 10 years. So if you think you can get out of a debt and go back to the good life, think again. You don’t need to attend school to claim a tax credit for education. You can use a Treasury Form SF1080 to transfer your Social Security withholding taxes from your paycheck to the IRS, then apply for a refund of your Social Security taxes.

2. Identity theft using the IRS. Identity thieves are clever, and they can find ways to tamper with your tax records. Thieves have used stolen tax information to file tax returns and claim refunds or to gain employment and cause an appearance of unreported income in your name. Thieves also have created websites that duplicate IRS pages and lure you into sharing your personal information. Here are a few tips to prevent you from being the next victim:     

The IRS does not contact people by email. Forward emails claiming to be from the IRS to phishing@irs.gov. Check websites to ensure the address starts with “www.irs.gov.” When filing electronically, create a complex password and store your tax information on an external drive, not on your internal hard drive. Check your credit report annually, and look for errors. Maintain a firewall and good-quality virus/anti-spam software on your computer.


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Don’t share personal information with anyone you don’t know, especially via the phone, Internet, or email. If you are a victim of identity theft, notify the IRS by calling (800) 908-4490 or filling out IRS Form 14039 and mailing it to the IRS at PO Box 9039, Andover, MA 01810 or faxing it to (978) 684-4542 (not a toll-free number).

3. Gift taxes. Gift taxes can be tricky. Generally, when you give money or property away and the value of the gift exceeds the annual gift exclusion amount, you owe taxes on the gift amount. The following are not considered taxable gifts and are exempt from gift taxes:     

gifts to your spouse, gifts to charities, gifts to political organizations, gifts less than the annual exclusion amount ($13,000 for 2012, expected to be $14,000 for 2013), and medical or educational expense payments made directly to a medical or an educational institution on behalf of someone else.

Giving a gift means the money or property is no longer in your possession and you can’t get it back. If you place property or money in a trust and you retain control over the trust assets, it is not a gift. Besides the obvious gifts, others can include: the use of property, the right to receive income from a property, the purchase of something for less than its fair-market value (e.g., if you sell your car to your child), the title on a property, and loan forgiveness. Loans you float to others also might be considered gifts and create taxable events. It’s not unusual for someone to loan money to a friend and charge no interest or very little interest. The IRS expects a certain minimum amount of interest charged on loans or the transaction is considered a gift and taxes are due. If you establish an interest rate at least as high as the IRS’ “applicable federal rate,” there is no taxable event. Deposits of money into a qualified tuition program, such as a 529 plan, are considered gifts. To jumpstart a 529 account, you are allowed to deposit a single lump sum amount of up to five years’ worth of annual gift allowances and then spread the deposit out over the next five years of gift tax returns. 4. Tax changes because of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. You might have heard or read a lot about these changes. Here are the facts. These all are effective in 2013. 

The itemized deduction threshold for medical expense deductions increases to 10 percent of adjusted gross income. People age 65 or older will stay at the 7.5-percent threshold. If you reach age 65 in 2014, 2015, or 2016, you will drop back down to the 7.5-percent threshold in


the year you reach age 65 and stay at the 7.5-percent threshold until 2017. In 2017, everyone will be at the 10-percent threshold from then on. Health care flexible spending accounts, which allow you to set aside funds before taxes to reimburse qualified medical expenses, are limited to $2,500 a year. Some exceptions apply for employee health coverage premiums and health savings accounts. See your employer’s personnel department. There is an additional 0.9-percent employee-only Medicare tax on wages (including selfemployed) above $250,000 for those filing jointly, $200,000 for single filers, and $125,000 for filers who are married and filing separately. The 3.8-percent tax on unearned income begins. The tax rate applies to individuals, trusts, and estates when the taxpayer’s MAGI exceeds the threshold amount — $250,000 for those married filing jointly, $125,000 for married taxpayers filing separately, $200,000 for single filers, and $11,650 for trusts and estates. The 3.8-percent tax is applied to the lesser amount of a) unearned net investment income or b) the excess of MAGI over the filer’s threshold amount.

Let’s say a couple has $200,000 in income and sells their primary residence for a $100,000 gain, creating an apparent MAGI of $300,000. In this case, the 3.8-percent tax does not apply. Their actual MAGI would be below $250,000, because the gain on the house can be excluded. They do not have to declare the gain on their main home up to the $500,000 couple’s maximum exclusion (a Section 121 exclusion). On the other hand, if the home sold was not their primary residence but rather a vacation home, the 3.8-percent tax would be levied on the lesser of a) their gain of $100,000 or b) their MAGI over $250,000, which would be $50,000 ($200,000 + $100,000 = $300,000 MAGI, less $250,000 = $50,000). In this case, they pay 3.8 percent on $50,000, a $1,900 tax. What are other forms of unearned investment income?    

Income from interest, dividends, annuities, royalties, and rent; income derived from businesses that are passive activities; income derived from businesses that consist of trading financial instruments or commodities; and net gain from the disposition of property that is taken into account in computing taxable income.

Investment income does not include distributions from retirement plans described in tax code sections 401(a), 403(a), 403(b), 408, 408A, and 457(b) or amounts subject to self-employment tax. Be aware many of the details are missing from these descriptions, especially in regard to business activities. Also, you might have deductions available that can reduce these amounts. Ask your tax specialist about your specific situation. 5. Health insurance rebates. Under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, health insurers are required to spend most of their premium dollars on actual health care, versus on administration. Any excess


premium revenue not spent on health care must be rebated to employers or customers. The rebates are labeled as medical loss ratio (MLR) rebates. If you received an MLR rebate, you need to understand the tax status of that rebate. If no taxes were paid when the premium initially was paid (i.e., if the premiums were paid pre-tax), you will owe tax on the rebate. If taxes were paid on the premiums as they were paid, then the rebate is tax-free. 6. Social Security taxes in 2013. The Social Security tax withholding income limit rises to $113,700. People who continue to work while receiving Social Security can have their retirement benefits reduced. If you are receiving your benefits early (before reaching your full retirement age [FRA]), your benefits are reduced $1 for every $2 you earn above $15,120. If you are earning income in the year you reach your FRA, the month before you reach your FRA, your benefits will be reduced $1 for every $3 you earn above $40,080. In the month you reach your FRA and after, there will be no reduction in Social Security benefits. 7. Taxes on Social Security retirement payments. This is a surprise to many new Social Security retirees: Social Security retirement payments are taxed as income if your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is above the income maximums. Your MAGI for Social Security income tax purposes can be calculated using the worksheet in the IRS Form 1040 instructions or through your tax software. For single filers, half your Social Security is taxable if your MAGI is between $25,000 and $34,000 a year. Up to 85 percent of your Social Security benefits are taxed if your MAGI is more than $34,000. If you’re a married couple filing jointly, you’ll pay taxes on half your Social Security benefits if your MAGI is between $32,000 and $44,000. You’ll pay tax on up to 85 percent of your benefits if you make more than $44,000. 8. Retirement plan contribution limits for 2013. For 2013, you can contribute up to $5, 500 per IRA — $6,500 if you are age 50 or older. You are allowed to contribute up to $17,500 to a 401(k) plan, $23,000 for those age 50 or older.

About the author: Lt. Col. Shane Ostrom, USAF (Ret), CFP®, is a deputy director in MOAA’s Department of Benefits Information and Financial Education. Copyright Military Officers Association of America. All rights reserved.


Financial Readiness

Army Community Service 2091 Kolekole Avenue Schofield Barracks, HI 808-655-4227

Your Money Matters

Wednesday and Thursday classes are scheduled for 1000-1130.

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*** Military Saves Week 25 Feb – 2 Mar *** March 2013

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Class Descriptions Please visit www.hrmwr.com for more information and to register for classes.


The Financial Success Series This series of four core classes develops an individual’s financial knowledge. Come for the entire series and, in one month, walk away with the tools you need to dramatically improve your finances. Or, just come to the class you need:

Step 1

Money Management This class focuses on the core concepts of personal finances. Learn how budgeting, credit and investing fit in to your overall financial plan and take away the “Steps to Financial Success.”

Step 2

Basics of Budgeting Sick of living paycheck to paycheck? This class will help you develop a budget, track expenses, and create a system to save and pay your bills on time. Please bring a copy of your LES and a list of bills. https://mypay.dfas.mil

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Your Credit Report & Score No credit or bad credit, this class will help you increase your credit score and understand how lenders see you. Know where you stand before making a large purchase. Bring one copy of your credit report from: www.annualcreditreport.com

Step 4

Basic Investing & TSP The best time to start investing is NOW! Learn the basics of the Thrift Savings Plan and other investment options including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. www.tsp.gov

First Term Financial Training This workshop focuses on basic financial skills to help develop self-reliance and personal responsibility. The goal is to encourage these Soldiers and Families to understand their personal finances and learn tools for financial success. This is a mandatory program of instruction for First Term Soldiers offered every Monday (except Federal Holidays). Soldiers must bring an EOM LES. A certificate is awarded to each participant who completes the 8 hours of instruction.

Additional Financial Classes - Pre-Deployment Financial Planning - Re-Deployment Financial Planning - Car Buying - Home Buying - Understanding Insurance & Financial Scams - Advanced Investing - And More!

Please contact 655-4227 for more information


G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. Immediate Hiring of

Event Security Officers 2013 NFL Pro Bowl $12.00 / hr - TV Crew Minimum Requirements Applicants must meet: Be at least 18 years of age Clean criminal background Be able to pass Drug Screening High School Diploma or GED with address and contact information Be able to operate 2-way radio or telephone equipment Demonstrate the ability to interact cordially and communicate with the public Be able to work schedule… Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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6:00p-8:00a 6:00p-8:00a 6:00p-8:00a 6:00p-10:00a (Mon) 11:30p-6:00p 10:30a-6:00p

Free uniforms and paid training! Accepting on-line applications @ www.usajobs.g4s.com: You need an email account to register in our Career Center. Go to the Search menu, type Honolulu, click on Event Security Officer, and apply!

Required information to complete the on-line application: Employment history last 7 years Five (5) References – professional or personal Education information and phone numbers

For more information or to confirm completed application contact: Alan Y. Sunio – email: aysunio@yahoo.com


OAHU EVENTS INFORMATION January 2013 XTREME BUGS December 08, 2012 to March 31, 2013, Daily Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and December 25. Parking is free. Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice St Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 www.bishopmuseum.org Xtreme BUGS will take museumgoers along a journey across the 12-acre campus to view more than 20 oversized animatronic bugs, from a fluttering monarch butterfly and ladybug to a praying mantis and a giant Madagascar hissing cockroach. Additionally, there will be nearly 130 larger-than-life stationary insects and flora, some grouped in themed action scenes, including bees pollinating, spiders hunting, ants feasting upon a scorpion, and cicadas hatching. 6TH ANNUAL BOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL OOZES ROMANCE AROUND THE WORLD January 12, 2013 to January 24, 2013 Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art 900 S BeretaniaHonolulu, Hawaii 96814 www.honolulumuseum.org This year's festival celebrates the international flavor of contemporary Indian filmmaking as well as its deep-rooted cultural traditions and global influence— all tinged with romance. From a language-confused comedy and a delicately threaded morality tale to a Chaplin-inspired love story and a foodie film, the 6th annual Bollywood Film Festival offers an enjoyable assortment of romance. Regular screenings: $12, $10 museum members. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 museum members. EAT THE STREET - PRO BOWL January 25, 2013 5:00pm - 9:00pm Eat The Street Kakaako 555 South St Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 www.streetgrindz.com Eat The Street joins forces with the NFL to bring the largest Pro Bowl food truck rally Hawaii has ever seen on Friday January 25, 4 to 9 p.m.


Take Advantage of these Special Limited Time Offers

FREE 3-DAY

Park-to-Park Ticket* For Active Duty and Retired Service Members PLUS For ALL Base Personnel—BUY a 2-Day Park-to-Park ticket & Get a 3rd Day Free†!

Ask about great Universal Orlando® vacation packages!

VISIT PARTICIPATING BASE ITT/LTS OFFICES FOR TICKETS ONE (1) Free 3 Day Park-to-Park Military Salute Ticket* Offer – Valid for Active Duty (includes Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard or Reservists) or Retired Military service members with valid military photo ID.  To receive this offer, please: • Visit a participating military base ticket office (ITT/LTS) by March 31, 2013, to obtain your free ticket. • Complete an Acknowledgement Form and sign your name on the free ticket. • Once at Universal Orlando® Resort, present your free ticket and valid military photo ID to ACTIVATE your free ticket, and proceed to turnstile for admission to either of the theme parks:  Universal Studios Florida® and/or Universal’s Islands of Adventure®. Ticket must be used on the same day of activation.

Promotional Offer: 2-Day Park-to-Park with 3rd Day Free Ticket† – Valid for purchase by ALL Military personnel, Installation employees, family & friends or anyone with Military Installation photo ID access. To purchase this promotional ticket offer: • Visit a participating military base ticket office (ITT/LTS) by March 31, 2013, to purchase this promotional offer. • Once at Universal Orlando® Resort, present your 2-Day Park-to-Park with 3rd Day Free admission ticket at any turnstile for theme park entry. MILITARY OFFER DETAILS *Universal Orlando’s Military Salute Free ticket can ONLY be obtained by ACTIVE DUTY (includes ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD, NATIONAL GUARD or RESERVISTS) or RETIRED MILITARY SERVICES MEMBERS WITH VALID MILITARY PHOTO ID (a maximum of one (1) Free ticket per service member, regardless of where the ticket is obtained). †Promotional ticket offer can be purchased by ALL Military personnel, Installation employees, family & friends or anyone with Military Installation photo ID access. Limit six (6) promotional tickets per purchase. The Free ticket and Promotional ticket offer are only available through March 31, 2013. Visit a participating U.S. military base ticket office or the Shades of Green Resort in Orlando to receive an unactivated Military Salute Free Ticket and/or the promotional ticket offer. Offers expire March 31, 2013 and must be used by June 30, 2013; any unused days will be forfeited. Offers cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Offers exclude separately ticketed events or venues within theme parks and Universal CityWalk; parking; and, discounts on food or merchandise. Some venues require 21 or older for admission. The Military Salute Free Ticket has no cash value. The Military Salute Free Ticket and 2-Day Park-to-Park Ticket with 3rd Day Free each entitles one (1) guest admission to both Universal Orlando theme parks on the same day for any three (3) calendar days during a fourteen (14) consecutive calendar day period beginning with the first day of use. Ticket also includes fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days of admission to entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk® beginning with the first day of use. Tickets are non-transferable and void if altered. Additional restriction may apply to all offers which are subject to change and/or availability without notice.


9th Mission Support Command Martin Luther King Observance 2013 Theme: “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off!”

Guest Speaker: Dr. Dwayne Priester 9th MSC Assembly Hall, Bldg 1554 Fort Shafter Flats Date: 16 January 2013 Time: 1030-1200 City of Refuge Church Choir following with Food Sampling POC: SFC Maynard at 808-438-1600 x3218 or jerry.k.maynard.mil@mail.mil Sponsored by: 9th MSC and Team EO & EEO Hawaii


Everyone needs a break sometimes, especially parents! Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) continues to offer a Parent’s Night Out to families in our military community. Reservations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis at the Parent Central Services Office (PSC). To enroll in Parent’s Night Out, children must be registered with CYSS no later than Wednesday at noon prior to the event. Reservations may be taken as early as the Monday after the previous event. Parent’s Night Out is offered at AMR CDC & School Age Center (South) and at Bowen CDC & School Age Center (North)

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Bowen (Bldg. 1279) SB SAC (Bldg. 1280) January 26, 2013 February 23, 2013 March 23, 2013 April 20, 2013 May 18, 2013 June 22, 2013 July 27, 2013 August 17, 2013 September 21, 2013

AMR CDC (Bldg. 1783) AMR SAC (Bldg. 1782) January 5, 2013 February 2, 2013 March 2, 2013 April 6, 2013 May 4, 2013 June 1, 2013 July 13, 2013 August 3, 2013 September 7, 2013

*FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE* E-5 and below - $20 for one child E-6 and above - $25 for one child $5 each additional child $5 each additional child Children should have their dinner prior to arriving. No outside food is allowed. A snack will be served. Children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade are welcome. CYSS registration is required and all children must have a current negative TB Tine (12 months and older) and up-to-date shot records at the time of reservation. Spaces are limited, so come by the CYSS Registration Office no later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the Parent’s Night Out. All children must wear closed toe and back shoes (no sling backs). Please bring your own blankets. HOURS: 6:00 - 11:00pm To register, please visit one of the CYSS Parent Central Services Office listed below: HOURS: 6:00pm - 11:00pm To register, please call one of the CYSS, Parent Central Service Office listed below. Schofield Barracks Bldg 1283, 241 Hewitt Street 655-5314 Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR) Bldg 1782, Bougainvillea Loop 833-5393 MBA


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For more information, contact your local commissary or visit the program website at www.militaryscholar.org or www.commissaries.com Applications avalable: Dec. 3, 2012 Application deadline: Feb. 22, 2013 Store Director: Kalani Patsel 808-655-5066 MBA


Family Child Cares Providers are cultivating the future youth of our nation, one home at a time. Open your home and watch our future leaders grow as you earn income and make your mark on the future. Be a Family Child Care Provider. Call 655-8373 or 837-0236.

BLUE STAR CARD PROGRAM INFORMATION: New Blue Star Card Eligibility Families of Army Soldiers and DA Civilians on non-combat deployments, unaccompanied PCS and TDY orders to an overseas location for an extended period of time are now eligible for Blue Star Card as well as Families of combat deployed Soldiers. For more information call 655-0002 or visit www.bluestarcardhawaii.com. *Childcare benefits may vary depending on length and type of mission. Blue Star Card SUPERSTAR Punch Card The SUPERSTAR punch card is a recent Blue S tar Card initiative. If you attend Blue Star Card events, you will receive a Blue Star Card SUPERSTAR punch card. After attending 10 Blue Star Card events and filling up your punch card, you will receive a FREE Blue Star Card t-shirt!

Blue Star Card Event No-Show Policy If you register for a Blue Star Card event and cannot attend the event, you must cancel your reservation by 12:00 p.m. (noon) the day before the event. If you fail to cancel your reservation and do not attend, you will be considered a noshow, which will result in you automatically being wait-listed for the next month’s events. It is our goal to include as many Blue Star Card holders as possible in our events, by implementing this policy; we hope to achieve this goal. Blue Star Card Information If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding the Blue Star Card program please contact 655-0002 or email Xylene.C.Lennon.naf@mail.mil Blue Star Card Holders are also encouraged to visit www.bluestarcardhawaii.com for all the latest updates and events.


Healthy Living

Your Dose of Well-Being

Is Your Family Ready for an Emergency?

If a disaster occurred right now, would you have a plan? If the answer is “no,” you’re not alone. Surveys have shown that only 7 percent of Americans are prepared for a disaster. In a dangerous situation where every second counts, having an emergency plan can save lives. Interested in seeing how your preparedness skills measure up? Take the Red Cross Preparedness Quiz. According to the American Red Cross, there are three ways to prepare for a sudden emergency—like a fire in the home, or a natural disaster: 1. Get a kit – Gather an emergency kit with basic supplies to use in the home or during an evacuation. 2. Make a plan – Create an evacuation plan and determine meeting places for your family. 3. Be informed – Learn what types of disasters can happen in your area and how authorities will notify you. Prepare emergency contact information and make sure at least one person in your household is trained in CPR.

Additional Tips and Tools You Can Find Online Protect your documents – Keep copies of your personal documents secure with digital imaging and “cloud” storage systems.

Download free apps for your phone – Download First Aid, Shelter Finder and Hurricane apps from the American Red Cross, flashlight settings and weather updates.

Store emergency contacts – Create free emergency contact lists on Google+, Twitter or Facebook.

Check in with social media – When cell phone coverage is limited or unavailable, post updates to Facebook or Twitter, informing your loved ones of your safety and whereabouts. For more information, visit the American Red Cross website.


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PARENTS Who’s in charge at your house?

1-2-3 Magic Effective Discipline for children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan Ph.D. presented by

Schofield Barracks Family Life Chaplain A humorous look at parenting, a serious look at discipline. You will learn: •How to discipline without arguing, yelling or spanking •How to control obnoxious behavior •How to handle the 6 kinds of testing and manipulation •5 tactics for encouraging good behavior •What to do about bedtime, messy rooms, lying, chores, homework, practicing and more •How to strengthen your relationship with your child.

Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. is the author of this internationally acclaimed program on child discipline, published by ParentMagic Inc. Family Life Chaplain offers 1-2-3 Magic to help parents find solutions to the challenges of disciplining children ages 2-12. Beginning Wednesday 23 January 13 @ 1800hrs – 1915hrs (5 week class) Main Post Chapel on Schofield as a part of the weekly Family Resiliency Night Program Space is limited, please register soon. Contact CH (MAJ) Wilson jon.c.wilson.mil@mail.mil or 808-655-6646

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Family Advocacy Program

Turn Differences into Opportunity

Active Parent: For Stepfamilies The two-hour workshop will focus on: the identification of challenges, how to avoid unrealistic expectations, understanding the different styles of parenting and the best ways to relationship-building within the new family unit. Where: ACS Training Building, Schofield Barracks Classroom #2

Where: ACS Aloha Center Fort Shafter Multi-purpose room

When: 1530—1730

When: 1700-1900

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2013/01/10

To Register: Please call 655-4ACS or visit www.himwr.com

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THE TEENAGE YEARS A parenting class designed to improve your relationship with your teen. Learn about the biological, psychological and social development of your teenager and how that affect their perspective, behavior and interactions with others. This class will help you navigate through your child’s challenging teenage years.

Schofield Barracks

Fort Shafter

10 January

24 January

5:00 - 6:30pm

3:00 - 4:30pm

Army Community Service Training Center

Army Community Service Aloha Center

Bldg. 647

Bldg 330

Please register at 655–4ACS or www.himwr.com


ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) Real - life Solutions for Successful Army Living ACS, Schofield Barracks, Bldg 2091 ..............................................655-4ACS/4227 Fort Shafter, Bdg 330.............438-4ACS/4227 Victim Advocate......................624-SAFE/7233 Military + Family Life Consultant ........................................................222-7088

TelephoneDirectory

All classes are available at no charge. For a class schedule and to register for classes visit http://www.trumba.com/calendars/army_ community_service_calendar or call ACS Blue Star Card Program ...................................... 655-0002/655-0112

Middle School & Teen Programs (MS&T) Aliamanu.............................................. 833-0920 Schofield Barracks................................. 655-0451 Fort Shafter........................................... 438-1487 Helemano Military................................ 653-0717 YOUTH SPORTS SB Sports.............................................. 655-6465 AMR/FS Sports ..................................... 836-1923 SKIES / School Liaison Office / YESS Schofield Barracks................................. 655-9818 Youth School Age Services Schofield Barracks................................. 655-6476 Aliamanu.............................................. 833-4932

BOWLING Helemano............................................. 653-0717 Fort Shafter Bowling Center, Strike Zone Fort Shafter .......................................... 438-6470 .......................................................438-6733 Hired..................................................... 655-1686 Schofield Barracks Bowling Center ........................................................655-0573 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Casual to fine dining; brunch, lunch or dinner; Wheeler Bowling Center..................656-1745 entertainment and catering. CHILD & YOUTH SCHOOL SERVICES* Fort Shafter Child Development Centers Hale Ikena............................................. 438-1974 Aliamanu.........................................833-5570 Catering................................................ 438-6712 Bowen.............................................655-1569 Schofield Barracks Fort Shafter......................................438-1151 The Nehelani........................655-0660/655-4466 Schofield Barracks............................655-7106 Kolekole Bar & Grill..............655-0660/655-4466 Petersen...........................................655-5293 GOLF*** Helemano........................................653-0724 Fort Shafter Walter J. Nagorski Golf Course............. 438-9587 CYS Services Outreach Parent Central Services Aliamanu ........................................833-5393

Mulligans.............................................. 438-6715

Schofield Barracks ......... 655-5314/655-8380

Schofield Barracks Leilehua Golf Course............................ 655-4653

Kids on Site......................................655-8628

Leilehua Grill......................................... 655-1711

Family Child Care Aliamanu.........................................837-0236

LIBRARIES* Aliamanu Library................................... 833-4851

Schofield Barracks............................655-8373

Fort Shafter Library................................ 438-9521

Center-based, in-house, cooperative, full-time and part-time child care. Jobs and training provided for center and home caregivers.

SGT Yano Library, Schofield Bks............ 655-8002 RECREATION Arts & Crafts* Schofield Barracks................................. 655-4202


OUR PARTNERS Auto Skills Fort Shafter......................................... 438-9402 AAFES Schofield Barracks............................... 655-9368 AMR Shoppette/Gas Station............... 833-6997 B.O.S.S................................................. 655-1130 Fort Shafter PX.................................... 843-1969 MWR Kennel....................................... 368-3456 Schofield PX........................................ 622-1773 Class 6................................................ 624-2171 Leisure Travel Services* Fort Shafter......................................... 438-1985 Paradise Shoppette (24hr).................. 624-9825 Schofield Barracks............................... 655-9971 Gas Station (Foote Gate).................... 624-5150 Military Clothing Sales ....................... 624-0701

Food Court***................................... 237-4502 Tropics Recreation Center ........................................................... 655-5698 DeCA Commissary........................................ 655-5066 SPORTS AND FITNESS LODGING Physical Fitness Centers Aliamanu............................................ 836-0338 Hale Koa Hotel.................................... 955-0555 Fort Shafter......................................... 438-1152 Ft. Shafter DVQ................................... 438-1685 Helemano........................................... 653-0719 Kilauea Military Camp* Reservations Schofield Barracks Health & Fitness Center ........................................................... 655-8007 Oahu................................................... 438-6707 Hawaii...................................... 1-808-967-8333 Martinez Physical Fitness Center ........................................................... 655-0900 Pililaau Army Recreation Center*....... 696-6783 Tripler Physical Fitness Center............. 433-6443 Reservations........................................ 696-4158 SPORTS

Tripler Lodging.................................... 839-2336

USAG-HI Sports Office........................ 655-9914 SUBSTANCE ABUSE Army Substance Abuse Program........ 655-9113 Outdoor Recreation Schofield Barracks Adolescence Substance Abuse Counseling Equipment Checkout*........................ 655-0143 ........................................................... 655-9944 Paintball.............................................. 343-3929 VETERNARY CLINICS Services are open to active duty personnel and Swimming Pools Aliamanu Pool.................................... 833-0255 military retirees. Please call for an appointment. Richardson Pool, Schofield Bks........... 655-9698 Fort Shafter......................................... 433-2271 Helemano Pool................................... 653-0716 Schofield Barracks............ 655-5889/ 655-5883 Tripler AMC Pool................................. 433-5257 Tennis Center* Schofield............................................. 479-6727

*Also open to Department of the Army Civilian Employees

VOLUNTEERS

** Also open to DA and Federal Employees

Volunteer Coordinator........................ 655-2400

***Also open to the General Public

TelephoneDirectory

Special Events/Recreation Activities ..................................................655-0111/0113


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