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65H Engineer Battalion WEEKLY BINDER 17JAN 2013


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.


January 15, 2013 HAWAII’S PREMIER CULTURAL FESTIVAL SEEKING VOLUNTEERS! 19th Annual Honolulu Festival calls for Volunteers, March 1-3 HONOLULU – Looking for a great opportunity to experience and help support the fascinating cultures of the Pacific Rim? Hawaii’s biggest and most exciting cultural festival is the perfect choice! The 19th Annual Honolulu Festival is looking for volunteers to assist with the various events and exhibits showcasing the cultural arts and people of the Pacific Rim and Hawaii during the weekend of March 1-3, 2013. The Honolulu Festival consists of two days, March 2-3, of engaging and enriching cultural performances at the Hawaii Convention Center, Waikiki Beach Walk, and DFS Galleria. On Sunday, March 3, Hawaii’s first-ever “Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden” relay race, sponsored by JTB Corporation and co-sponsored by Honolulu Festival, will take place at noon in Waikiki followed by the popular Grand Parade along Kalakaua Avenue starting at 4:30 p.m. The festival will conclude with the spectacular Nagaoka Fireworks Display over Waikiki Beach at 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to provide volunteer assistance for a range of activities and services, such as coordinating with visiting school groups, providing event schedules and information to visitors and selling festival logo goods. Volunteers are also needed to help build and march the Daijayama (fire-breathing dragon) float in the Grand Parade. They can also work at the Ennichi Corner at the Hawaii Convention Center, an activity area dedicated to children, inspired by the traditional Japanese Saint’s Day Festival. To sign up or for more information, visit the “Volunteer” section of the Honolulu Festival’s web site at ABOUT THE HONOLULU FESTIVAL Supported by the Honolulu Festival Foundation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, and corporate sponsors, the Honolulu Festival is celebrating its 19th year in 2013 with a weekend of free arts and cultural displays and entertainment performances from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Tahiti, Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii at three convenient locations in Waikiki, March 1-3, 2013. Under the banner of “Pacific Harmony” and the theme, “Transforming the world; Connect! Discover! Let each experience fascinate you!” the Honolulu Festival’s goal is to help perpetuate the strong cultural and ethnic ties between the people of Asia-Pacific and Hawaii. The Honolulu Festival Foundation supports educational and cultural programs for the benefit of Hawaii’s schoolchildren and the community-at-large through public outreach and charitable efforts. ### Contact: Alicia Yoshikami, Account Executive McNeil Wilson Communications (808) 539-3409

Driver Distractions - They're Everywhere Driving requires your full attention to safely control your vehicle and respond to events happening on the roads around you. Driving involves constant and complex coordination between your mind and body. Events or things that prevent you from operating your car safely are distractions. The safe operation of your car or truck is your primary responsibility. Do not let these distractions prevent you from the safe operation of your vehicle. Some common driving distractions include: . Cell phone use . Reading or sending text messages . Reaching for a moving object inside the vehicle . Looking at an object or event outside of the vehicle . Reading a newspaper, map, or document . Applying makeup . Playing with the GPS or other electronic gadget Drive safe and stay alive. Keep your mind on your driving; keep your eyes on the road, and your hands on the wheel!

Health Living Stressed Kids? 7 Tips to Help Them Cope

Military children experience more emotional problems and anxiety symptoms than the national average. Bet that’s no surprise to you. So, as a parent, what can you do, to help your children learn vital coping skills?

The 7 Cs to Build Resilience Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also the author of the website, “Fostering Resilience: Preparing Children and Teens to Thrive through Both Good and Challenging Times.” Ginsburg offers something called The 7 Cs: Essential Building Blocks of Resilience, which TriWest behavioral health experts recommend on a regular basis. These 7 Cs can help any parent build the base for their children to stay strong during hard times: 1. Competence: This is the “ability or know-how to handle situations effectively.” Notice what your children are doing right and focus on those strengths. Help them build those skills. This allows children to feel competent in life. 2.

Confidence: “True confidence, the solid belief in one’s own abilities, is rooted in competence,” Ginsburg says. Therefore, helping your children to build on their strengths will lead to confidence.


Connection: In essence, this is the community surrounding your child—their friends, family and school. Strong connections provide a child with a sense of security that can help prevent them from seeking destructive behaviors later in life. Family is central, but connections to civic, religious, athletic and educational groups are helpful too.


Character: In order to make wise choices, children need a fundamental sense of right and wrong. "Children with character enjoy a strong sense of self-worth and confidence,” Ginsburg says. As a parent, help your children understand how their behaviors—both good and bad—affect other people. It’s also important to lead by example and let your children clarify their own values.


Contribution: This is very important, because it helps give children a sense of purpose. Teens who contribute to their communities will receive praise rather than condemnation. Find ways to let your children contribute in their own way and teach them the importance of serving others.


Coping: Help your children understand the difference between a real crisis and something that merely feels like an emergency. Then, make sure to model good coping strategies and set the example. Especially for military families, developing solid coping techniques is very important.


Control: “When children realize that they can control the outcomes of their decisions and actions, they’re more likely to know that they have the ability to do what it takes to bounce back,”

Ginsburg says. As a parent, help your children think about the future, but take it one step at a time. It’s also important not to make every decision for your children. Otherwise, you deny them the chance to learn control. For more information, visit TriWest’s behavioral health portal. Sources: 1. National Military Family Association 2.

RAND Health’s Center for Military Health Policy Research

Healthy Homefront Women’s Health and Physical Activity From (The Doctor Is In) Posted Sept. 25, 2012

The goal of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, observed Wednesday, Sept. 26, is to focus attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. TRICARE strongly supports the goals of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, and encourages women in the military community to have healthy habits and take control of their health. Women comprise nearly half of the 9.7 million TRICARE beneficiaries. TRICARE covers a full range of preventive screenings and tests aimed to help women safeguard their health. A healthy lifestyle involves more than staying up-to-date on screenings. Physical fitness and a healthy diet help you live healthier and longer, and boost your emotional wellbeing. Weight and fitness can be a sensitive subject for anyone. However, beyond matters of appearance that vary for every person, health and weight are closely related. The obesity rate for women in America was 35.8 percent in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The leading causes of death amongst women in the U.S. are still heart disease, cancer and stroke, all of which have been associated with obesity. The best way to maintain a healthy weight is by getting enough exercise and eating a balanced, healthy diet in appropriate portions.

Here are some steps women can take to improve their physical fitness and lead a healthier lifestyle: 

Get at least two hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity or a combination of both each week.

Eat a nutritious diet that emphasizes fruits, vegetables whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.

Visit a health care professional for regular checkups and recommended preventive screenings.

Avoid risky behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt.

Pay attention to your mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress. The CDC has suggestions for a nutritious, healthy diet while still enjoying the foods you eat: Coupled with physical exercise, you can get to and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke and some kinds of cancer. Maintaining a good level of fitness and healthy weight can also reduce joint pain, the risk of osteoporosis and improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. TRICARE offers many programs that focus on disease prevention and health promotion. It is important to talk with your doctor about recommended screenings and tests and maintaining a healthy diet and fitness routine. Every person is different, and women who engage with their doctor to personalize their healthcare can improve their outcomes. Visit for more information about TRICARE coverage and programs for women. You can also check out the Women’s Health section of,, to learn more.

Health Homefront So … What Exactly is BMI? BY SHARI LOPATIN

BMI: it seems to be the latest fad phrase. Doctors use it, health coaches rave about it. Insurance companies mention it like kids talk about candy or ice-cream. You probably know BMI has something to do with your weight. However, what exactly is this number, and how do health care professionals determine your state of health by using it?

What is BMI? BMI stands for Body Mass Index. The number is calculated from a person’s weight and height. It basically measures the amount of fat on a person’s body. The chart below, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shows what’s considered a healthy BMI.

“People whose BMI falls into the overweight or obese categories are more likely to develop health risks associated with excessive weight, such as diabetes or heart problems,” said Judy Aurand, RN, TriWest’s Population Health HEDIS program specialist. Although BMI is used to determine if a person is at a healthy weight, other factors contribute to health, too. Therefore, athletes may have a greater BMI because they weigh more, due to muscle mass. However, athletes will also have a smaller amount of body fat.

Why All the Fuss Over BMI? Calculating BMI is one of the best methods for assessing obesity because the calculation requires only height and weight, it is inexpensive and easy for clinicians and the general public to use.

How Do You Know Your BMI? The CDC offers a handy BMI calculator on its website. Simply type in your height and weight and the calculator will do the math for you! If you discover you fall into the overweight or obese BMI category, simple lifestyle changes—such as smaller meal portions, more physical activity, and increasing your fruit-and-vegetable intake—could help. However, always talk to your doctor about any health concerns. For more healthy living information, visit’s health and wellness resources.

Explore the wild world of science with chemical reactions and the wonders of dry ice as Mad Science demonstrates a bottle blast, a crazy bubble shower and creepy, foggy effects.

SGT Yano Library Bldg 560, Schofield Barracks Wednesday, 3:00 PM January 23, 2013 FREE, no pre-registration for elementary ages and up.


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




To Register: Please call 655-4ACS or visit


2013 NFL Pro Bowl ticket are on sale. Tickets available for purchase at both Schofield and Fort Shafter LTS. 2013 NFL Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Aloha Stadium

FlagView Mall Bldg 3320 (808) 655-9971

Schofield Barracks Travel Office 808-655-6055

Fort Shafter - Bldg. 550 PXmarket (808) 438-1985

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Aloha Stadium Check out the NFL players during practice before their big game. Event is FREE and open to the public Transportation can be provided for those with Military/DoD ID cards. Register online @ HiMWR. Registration deadline is noon on January 18 Call 655-0113, for more information

Sunday at Mulligan’s Bar and Grill Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Mulligan’s Bar & Grill from 10 am to 1 pm. Please call 655-0660 for Kolekole Bar & Grill or 438-1974 for Mulligan’s for more information. Storage Shed Rental @ Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter’s Auto Skills Centers Need more storage room? Rent, Storage Shed from either the Fort Shafter or Schofield Barracks Auto Skills Center’s. Two sizes to choose from, Storage Shed (Metal) 8X6X5, $40.00, Storage Shed (Plastic) 8X6X6, $60.00, per month. To get more information and pricing call SB Auto at 655-9368, or Fort Shafter Auto at 438-9402. ******EARLY FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES****** February 2nd Ladies Golf Clinic @ Leilehua Golf Course At no cost to you, Ladies can partake in a golf lesson from PGA professionals in a 30 minute lesson. By appointment only, please call 655-4653. February 11th Right Arm Night – Mardi Gras Madness@ Hale Ikena Revel in Mardi Gras Madness! Celebrate Fat Tuesday early with drink specials and an all-you-can-eat Louisiana style buffet on Feb. 5, 4 pm. Spouses and Civilians welcome. Tickets may be purchased at Hale Ikena, $5 in advance or $8 at the door. This is an ADULT event. Call 438-1974 for more information.

Monday thru Friday @ 11 am - 1 pm. Enjoy our Lunch buffet at the Dining Room at Hale Ikena or Kolekole Bar & Grill. For more information, please call

Hale Ikena Fort Shafter, Hawaii

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Monday, Tuesday & Wednesd 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

1 Free Keiki Meal with the purchase of 1 Adult Mea

Family and MWR

Adults: $10.95 Meat Loaf, Oven Roasted Chicken, Sliced Roast Beef or Roast Pork Comfort Food Entrees are served with Cornbread, Rice or Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Corn and Gravy

Keiki Meals: $6.25 Fried Chicken with French Fries and Mac Sal

Open to military personnel deploying, awaiting permanent housing or just going on vacation. Boneless Teri Chicken with Rice and Brocco Spaces are limited, cats and dogs only.

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread All Keiki meals come with 1 fountain drink

Mongolian Bar-B-Q

For reservations or information, please call 368-3456. More info available at

Thursday Night, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., $0.65 an o

Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter, Bldg. 711 438-1974 or

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 *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 Blue Star Card Holders are also encouraged to visit for all the latest updates and events.

Dating Do’s & Don’ts Dating Do’s & Don’ts A Guide To Building Healthy Relationships A Guide To Building Healthy Relationships

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS Tropics SCHOFIELD BARRACKS BOSS Classroom Tropics February 11 6:30 – 7:30 pm BOSSpm Classroom February 11 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm FORT SHAFTER ACS –Aloha Center FORT SHAFTER February 28 ACS –Aloha Center 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm February 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come meet new people at this interactive class for single soldiers! Come meet new people at this interactive class Learn tips for for dating, ideas for fun activities on single soldiers! a budget, and guidelines for creating and Learn tips for dating, ideasrelationships. for fun activities on sustaining positive a budget, and guidelines for creating and sustaining positive relationships.

Register TODAY! CALLRegister 655-4ACS or online at TODAY! CALL 655-4ACS or online at


BLDG 330 Fort Shafter, Aloha Center, Fort Shafter, Hawaii

Employment Readiness Program (808) 655-4ACS (4227)


Thursday 7th & Friday 8th February 2013 9:00am - 11:00am

(TAPS) presents… “Caring for the grieving Families of the Fallen” Where: Tripler Army Medical Center Chapel (D Wing)

When : Friday, 15 February 2013 Time: 0900-1100 Who: Behavioral Health Staff/ Commanders/ CAOs/ FRSA/ CAC Staff/ Chaplains/ Community Support Staff, ACS Staff/ MFLCS FRG Leaders, Commander’s Spouses, GO/ Care Response Team Volunteers) There will be no cost for this training seminar: Those interested in participating are asked to submit their names / organizations / email details to Lis Olsen at or Or call 438-9295 / 438-1965 for more information

TAPS Run and Remember Great Aloha Run 2013 Welcome to the TAPS Run and Remember Team's participation in the 2013 Great Aloha Run Join the TAPS Run and Remember Team and unite to honor America’s fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has been honoring our fallen military heroes by caring for those who they loved and left behind. When you register for the TAPS Run and Remember Team, you are joining thousands across the country to remember and honor those who gave their life for their country. Join us this Presidents Day, February 18, 2013, in Honolulu, HI as we come together to run, remember, and celebrate the lives of our Fallen Heroes.

Run, Walk or Roll – on February 18th Remember a Service Member, Remember and Honor a Buddy. Sign up for the Great Aloha Run - then Sign up for the TAPS Run & Remember. Don’t Wait too long-See you there! Call Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) #808-438-9285/1956 if you have a question. SOS can also assist in getting a photo of your Buddy or Loved One to pin to your shirt.

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