Page 1


65th Engineer Battalion Weekly Resources September 14, 2012


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.


SUBJECT: Lyman Gate Visitor Control Center (VCC) to Re-Open The Lyman Gate Visitor Control Center (VCC) will re-open at 5:00 am on Saturday, 15 September 2012. The closure of the current Visitor Control center at Kawamura Gate on Wheeler Army Airfield will occur at 4:59 am on Saturday, 15 September. Please ensure that your contractors or delivery personnel are made aware of this change and are informed to use the VCC at Lyman Gate on 15 September. POC: DES Operations at 656-6750


Installation Operation Center (U) 656-3272 (C) 656-3269 SIPRNET: NIPRNET:


SUBJECT: New Gate Hours of Operation New Hours of Operation will go into effect for the following gates beginning 15 September 2012: Kawamura Gate (WAAF) Open from 5:00 am -9:30 pm seven days a week Foote Gate (Schofield Barracks) Open from 5:00 am -9:30 pm seven days a week Lyman Gate (Schofield Barracks) Open 24 hours a day/Seven days a week Kunai Gate (WAAF) Open 24 hours a day/Seven days a week

POC: DES Operations at 656-6750


Installation Operation Center (U) 656-3272 (C) 656-3269 SIPRNET: NIPRNET:


SUBJECT: Fort Derussy Museum Closure

On Thursday, September 20, 2012 the U.S. Army Museum at Fort DeRussy will be closed to the public while volunteers from Island Palm Communities paint the exterior mauka wall, work on the upper Diamond Head parapet rooms, and workinside the museum galleries. The museum will reopen on Friday, September 21, at 9:00 a.m. POC is Mike Egami Museum Curator U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, DPTMS Ph: 808 438-2821 Cell: 808 387-8511 NO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT REQUIRED

Installation Operation Center (U) 656-3272 (C) 656-3269 SIPRNET: NIPRNET:

Mass flu vaccination set to improve health, force readiness September 13, 2012 Stephanie Rush U.S. Army Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs

Tripler logo HONOLULU — Installations around the island will hold a mass flu vaccination exercise, Sept. 18-20, with the goal of vaccinating as many Oahu-based active duty service members and emergency-essential civilians as possible. “Each year in the United States, approximately 25 million cases of influenza get reported,” explained Lance Golder, analyst, Military Vaccine Agency. “These cases result in about 150,000 hospitalizations due to serious complications. Over 30,000 people die from influenza annually in the U.S. alone. “The seasonal influenza vaccine,” Golder continued, “is one of the most beneficial tools in modern medicine for reducing sicknesses, deaths, health care costs and conserving fighting strength.” Getting service members and critical civilians vaccinated in a 72-hour window isn’t just beneficial for public health. Exercises help improve readiness and strengthen the ability to recover after a disaster or public health emergency. “Following a catastrophic health event, the ability to dispense medical countermeasures to affected populations quickly and efficiently is crucial,” explained Thomas Bookman, emergency operations manager, Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center. The mass vaccination exercise is using a closed point of dispensing system, or PODs, which is different than traditional vaccination or medication dispensing sites because it brings the vaccine to where Soldiers and emergency-essential civilians are located. “This plan is ideal for federal agencies because our employees can receive medications or vaccinations on site. It also allows for a more rapid dispensing of vaccinations and helps to ensure continuity of government,” Bookman explained. “PODs assist public health authorities in meeting mass prophylaxis challenges during an emergency.“ The flu vaccine isn’t important for just service members and emergency-essential civilians. “The influenza vaccine is particularly important for everyone living in Hawaii because we see influenza cases all year around,”

Tricare Prime fee changes become effective, Oct. 1 September 13, 2012 For most retirees, annual enrollment fee is rising Brian Smith TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Tricare PHOENIX — It’s that time of year again when Tricare Prime billing statements go out in the West Region. This year, enrollees will be seeing some new numbers in their statements. The individual and family annual enrollment fee rates are increasing. Are my fees changing? Yes, the fees are changing for most retiree Tricare Prime enrollees. Fee-paying enrollees were paying either of two rates (depending on the date of enrollment): •$230 or $260 for individual coverage, or •$460 or $520 for a family coverage. These enrollees will see their 2013 fiscal year enrollment rate change to $269.28 for individual or $538.56 for the family, beginning Oct. 1. Going forward, a majority of Prime enrollees could see fee increases at the beginning of each fiscal year. Two categories of retirees, however, will have their rates “frozen”: •Survivors of active duty deceased sponsors (following the three-year Transitional Survivor period) and •Medically retired service members. These two categories will pay the same annual fee rate that was in effect the year they enrolled as fee payers and were categorized as survivors or medically retired. The freeze remains if Prime enrollment is not interrupted. A beneficiary’s status and category are recorded in the DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System) record. Fees could change each fiscal year. Tricare is reminding enrollees that beneficiaries may have another enrollment fee increase, later, if new fees are included when Congress passes the final fiscal year 2013 budget.

If beneficiaries don’t choose an automatic monthly payment option, it’s suggested they make quarterly payments. Do I pay fees? How much do I owe this year? If you paid Tricare Prime enrollment fees last year, and you’re still enrolled, you still owe fees. If you are recently enrolled in Prime as a retiree, you owe fees. You can always check your fees owed by logging into your secure account at What changes will I have to make? As long as you make your payments by the due date on the statement, your Tricare Prime enrollment continues. If you have signed up for automatic electronic payments through TriWest, you don’t have to change anything. Your payments will be automatically adjusted to the appropriate new amounts: •Monthly allotment from retired pay, •Monthly electronic funds transfer from your checking or savings account, or •Monthly credit/debit card payment. What if I disenroll? You can choose to disenroll and use your Tricare Standard coverage. You will have an annual deductible and out-of-pocket cost shares. As a retiree, you may voluntarily disenroll at the end of the enrollment year (Sept. 30). If you enroll again, your coverage will not be continuous and will start either the month after you enroll or the month after that (based on the 20th of the month rule). Prime enrollment fees are changing this year. Stay on top of your enrollment and help avoid any missed payments by signing up for automatic electronic payments through TriWest. Tricare Fees For more information on Tricare fees, go to

Golder said. “It is important to remember that Hawaii is a gateway to the world. We have travelers arriving from both hemispheres where their peak influenza season may be in full bloom.� Vaccines will be available to all Tricare beneficiaries at military medical treatment facilities in Hawaii, starting Sept. 21. Vaccines will be available at post exchanges throughout October and local schools in October and November. Across the island, active duty service members and emergency-essential civilians on all military bases will hold similar mass vaccination exercises. Drivers may experience traffic delays or reduced parking around mass vaccination sites. Patients visiting clinics on post may experience longer waiting times due to reduced medical personnel. Flu Vaccination Exercise All active duty Soldiers and critical Army civilian employees are required to get their flu vaccine during the mass flu vaccination exercise, Sept. 18-20 at Conroy Bowl. Tricare beneficiaries can begin receiving their flu vaccine at military medical treatment facilities, Sept. 21. TAMC Online Support For a complete listing of clinic operating hours, scheduled vaccinations at post exchanges, or more information on the flu vaccine and how to protect you or your loved ones visit

6 5 t h En g in e e r Ba t t a lio n

BLANKET ORDER Company:________________________ FRG Leader: ________________________

Purchaser: Phone #: Address: Email:



Unit Price

Checks Payable To:


65th Engineer Battalion

Shipping TOTAL

(Checks must be written out exactly as stated)

________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________

Blankets are minimum $50 donation • Dimensions: 48” x 68” – 100% woven blanket (cotton) • Blankets can be shipped via Flat Rate Box ($14.00) to mainland addresses. • CHRISTMAS DEALINE FOR ORDERS: SEPT 21, 2012 *Forward order form & payment to: Tiffany Suchomski, 3435 Gustin St, Wahiawa HI 96786. For additional inquiries contact Tiffany at email: •

Send To Address(s): _____________________

________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________



Aloha Festivals Waikīkī Ho‘olaule‘a


Local food vendors, crafters and musical entertainment


Saturday, September 15, 2012 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Kalākaua Avenue DETAILS: Hawai‘i’s largest block party, the Aloha Festivals Waikīkī Ho‘olaule‘a, will be held on September 15. The event will include an appearance by the Aloha Festivals Royal Court, entertainment on four stages, 25 food booths, over 30 craft vendors, hula hālau performances, Hawaiian musicians and more. Thousands of people will gather along Kalākaua Avenue for food, fun and festivities. Aloha Festivals power bands, ribbons and T-shirts will also be sold at the event. Entertainment Lineup (subject to change) The FISH 95.5 FM and New Hope O‘ahu Stage (Lewers Street at corner of Kalākaua Avenue) 7:00 p.m. New Hope Keiki Hālau 7:20 p.m. Cory Oliveros & Friends 7:50 p.m. Solid Rock 8:15 p.m. Total Praise 8:30 p.m. Kapena 9:00 p.m. New Hope O‘ahu 9:35 p.m. One Sound Royal Hawaiian Center Stage at the Royal Grove 6:00 p.m. Royal Hawaiian Band at the Royal Grove 6:45 p.m. 2012 Aloha Festivals Royal Court 7:05 p.m. Legends in Concert Waikīkī Presents Rock-A-Hula! 7:20 p.m. Nā Hoa 8:20 p.m. Mailani 9:10 p.m. Willie K

Aloha Festivals Announces Entertainment Line Up for Waikīkī Ho‘olaule‘a Page 2 Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Waikīkī Stage at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort 7:00 p.m. Kapena 8:00 p.m. Nāpua Makua 9:00 p.m. Kamakakehau Fernandez Hawaiian Airlines Stage at Hyatt Regency Waikīkī 7:05 p.m. Kūpaoa 7:45 p.m. Kawika Trask & Friends 8:30 p.m. Maunalua 9:15 p.m. Nā Palapalai ##### CONTACT: Andrea Lum, Communications Pacific, 808-497-0689,

HONOLULU’S Aloha Festivals is the largest Hawaiian cultural celebration in the United States. What is known today as Aloha Festivals was created in 1946, as Aloha Week - a cultural celebration of Hawai’i’s music, dance and history intended to perpetuate our unique traditions. A group of former Jaycees - known as the Jaycees Old-timers of Hawai'i - had the vision to create a public celebration to honor Hawai'i’s cosmopolitan heritage, yet created a celebration which has itself become a state-wide tradition. Aloha Week became Aloha Festivals in 1991. Aloha Festivals has become a celebration of our Hawaiian culture. Integrated into the culture are many island traditions and customs of each of the Hawaiian islands. Hundreds of volunteers labor together each year to stage the events, which are attended statewide by nearly one hundred thousand people. The festivals are funded through the sale of Aloha Festivals ribbons and merchandise, and via corporate and private donations. As a 501©3 corporation, donations are tax deductible and welcomed.

September 18, 2012 10:00 am-11:00 am HST

Guest Speaker:


712-432-1601 226684#

Cortney Nardi A highly qualified Training Assessment Manager will discuss one of the DOD’s best kept secrets.

Army Family Team Building (AFTB)

Level I Military Knowledge Skills Would you like to better understand the ins & outs of military life?

Would you like to understand Military Entitlements & Benefits?

Learn about Military Customs & Traditions?

Join us for a one day class to learn about the Army life and how to maneuver though daily challenges. By discovering how to decipher Army acronyms, utilize community resources, attain better financial readiness and learn skills to help you thrive as an Army Strong Family.

Schofield Barracks September 18 8:00 am - 3:30pm NCO Academy To Register Call: 655-4ACS or Email: For more information please visit:

Army Family Team Building (AFTB)

Level II Personal Growth Skills Would you like to Become a better communicator?

Learn Stress Management Skills?

Enhance Personal Relationships? Join us for a four day class to further develop your personal skills. Learn to manage stress, your personal time and communicate effectively. Let AFTB help you unlock your hidden strengths and become the person you have always wanted to be.

Schofield Barracks

September 19, 20, 25, 26 5 pm-9 pm ACS Training Center Building 647 To Register Call: 655-4ACS or Email: For more information please visit:

SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 1000-1130 Marine Corps Base Hawaii Main Chapel

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 0900-1030 and 1300-1430 Hickam Memorial Theater

All welcome. No registration required. Mildred Muhammad is the Executive Director of After the Trauma, Inc., Domestic Violence Survivor, Advocate, Consultant, Author of Scared Silent and Inspirational Speaker. Mildred Muhammad is a domestic violence survivor with a story to tell the world. Many know her first and foremost by her former husband, John Allen Muhammad – the convicted DC sniper who terrorized the Washington DC metro region in late 2002. However, many are not aware that the reasons for the horrific attacks on innocent women, children and men in the DC Metro area, originated from John Allen Muhammad’s stalking and the control tactics he used on Mildred, his former wife, whom he sought to find and kill before, during and after the divorce. Scared Silent book signing included.

Military and Family Support Center For more information call 474-1999

Wheeler asymca food drive asymca food bank shelves are empty!

DROP OFF DONATIONS at asymca 1262 SANTOS DUMONT AVE BLDG 122 OFFICE HOURS: m-f 8-2pm #624-5645




Please support our military families in need as we head into the holiday season!

Ask about our

6th Annual Graveyard Shift Tour Leaves midnight on the Halloween morning (18 yrs and older only)


(808) 524-4944

Welcome to Hawaii


H HiiM MW WRR..ccoom m

Table of Contents Welcome Letter


Request a Sponsor


Critical Information for OCONUS PCS Move


Airport Arrivals & Transportation Services


Hotel Reservations


Pet Owners


Privately Owned Vehicles (POV)




Army Community Service Programs:


Relocation Readiness Program (RRP) – family transition support Employment Readiness Program (ERP)– work and career support for spouses Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) – special needs families

Schools and Education


Major Commands


Military Home Front and Post information


Being a Resident in the State of Hawaii


Oahu Beach Parks and Safety Tips


Commonly Referenced Phone Numbers

14 2|Page

Aloha, Army Community Service would like to welcome all Army Service Members and Families to Oahu. Our professional ACS staff members are here to provide quality services, training, and education to our Army community of Soldiers, Families and Civilians stationed on the island of Oahu.


REQUEST A SPONSOR To request a sponsor from your gaining unit do one of the following  

Apply online: Or Email: Include your name, address and phone number. If known, include your new unit in Hawaii and list any topics you would like additional information on such as dependent education, bringing pets, etc.

Mailing address: Directorate of Human Resources Garrison Replacement Program Building 750 Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 96857-5000 Phone: 808-655-8276 Fax: 808-655-4634

YOUTH SPONSORSHIP The program helps with the relocation of youth so that they can become more familiar with their new home in Hawaii. Sponsors are matched according to gender, age, and interests. The youth sponsor escorts incoming youth around the post, school area, and to Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) facilities and events. Newcomers can find a matching sponsor by filling out a Youth Sponsorship

CRITICAL INFORMATION Per AR 525-13, all Army personnel and dependants over the age of 14 years of age are required to complete Antiterrorism Level 1 training prior to executing an OCONUS PCS move. Service members and Family members can access this training at:


AIRPORT ARRIVAL & TRANSPORTATION Honolulu International Airport (HNL) HNL is the primary hub for domestic overseas and inter-island flights and is currently one of the three State airports accommodating international flights. Once you arrive at the Honolulu International Airport, sign in at the Replacement Detachment Liaison desk located between baggage claims F and G. Shuttle transportation is available thru Replacement Detachment Liaison Desk for PAX from the Airport to the Replacement Barracks, Schofield Inn, Hale Koa Hotel, and several other TLA authorized hotels between 1000-2400 hours or the last flight of the night. Please contact CQ number at (808) 554-9817 for availability. Cab fare is approximately $60.00 to $80.00 from the airport to Schofield Barracks. Most cabs fares are by meter rates estimated at $3.10 per meter. Estimates are subject to change. a. Driving Directions to Schofield Inn Honolulu International Airport to Inn at Schofield Barracks The installation is approximately 17 miles from the airport. To reach Schofield Barracks from Honolulu International Airport follow exit directions to Interstate H1 west bound. Proceed on H-1 to the H-2 interchange and go north to Wahiawa. Continue on H2 (about 8 miles) until it ends into a divided highway (Wilikina Drive 99), proceed to the second traffic light (Wilikina & Kunia Road) and turn left onto Kunia Road. Make a right at Foote Gate onto Kolekole Ave, go through the first stoplight (Road A), and the next two stoplights (Kolekole and Flager, and Kolekole and Humphreys. As you go through the third traffic light, you will see the Inn at Schofield on the right. As you turn right into the parking area, the Main Lobby is on your left. b. Driving Directions to Tripler Lodging Honolulu International Airport to Tripler Billeting Facility Tripler is approximately 4.5 miles from the airport. Follow the exit directions; Turn left onto Rodgers Blvd, continue for about 0.8 miles; Turn right onto H-92(East) Nimitz Highway for about 1.1 miles. Turn left on Puuloa Road continue for 1.1 miles. Puuloa Road will run into Jarrett White Road. Continue on Jarrett White Road for 1.3 miles, you will be entering Tripler's gate. Proceed on Jarrett White Road and continue until you see the emergency room on the left, at that point make a right turn up the road, Tripler Lodging will be on the third driveway on the left.


HOTEL RESERVATIONS Temporary Lodging Assistance (TLA) – HOUSING SERVICE OFFICE SCHOFIELD BARRACKS 808-655-3073/3076 FORT SHAFTER – 808-438-6198/8820 INN AT SCHOFIELD – TLA APPROVED The Inn at Schofield Barracks is the official government lodging facility on Oahu. DOD personnel, active duty, reservist, retirees and contractors traveling on Medevac, Space-A or Leave status are always welcome to stay at the Inn at Schofield Barracks. Army personnel traveling on official government orders, PCS or TDY, must process through the Inn at Schofield Barracks to receive a Certificate of Non-Availability. TRIPLER LODGING – TLA APPROVED

PET OWNERS Hawai`i is rabies-free. All dogs and cats, regardless of age (puppies and kittens included) or purpose, must comply with Hawaii’s dog and cat import requirements. Hawaii's Animal Quarantine Law is administered by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture who outlines all the guidelines for shipping pets to Hawaii.

FMWR Pet Kennel The pet Kennel is available for your cats and dogs. This 102 kennel facility will quickly become your cat or dogs favorite home away from home. The kennel is located next to the Halawa State Quarantine site in Halawa Valley. Look for the sign "MWR Pet Kennel." Limited spaces are available for Active Duty/ DOD/ Retired/Reservists    

If your animal requires medication, you must contact the kennel to discuss whether they can administer the medication or not. All animals must have current vaccinations Pets must be free of fleas and ticks. Reservations – To reserve a kennel for your pet, call (808)368-3456. The earliest that you can make a reservation is 60 days prior to the month you would like to board.

Go to the FMWR Pet kennel website for more information


PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE Personally Owned Vehicle (POV) Shipment – Visit the following website for more information and scheduling: Auto Registration: Bringing your car to Hawaii? You need to take a number of steps. Privately Owned Vehicles (POV) will be shipped to Sand Island, Honolulu, located close to the Honolulu International Airport. The Vehicle Processing Center can provide information on the shipping status of your vehicle. The phone number for inbound POV is (808) 848-8383. All automobiles used on the highway must be registered with the state within ten days of arrival. You may keep your original plates, but you must register to get a Hawaii vehicle sticker. Proof of ownership or a certificate of registration; shipping documents, Hawaii no fault insurance and proof of a safety inspection is required. To register your vehicle online please go to NOTE: Service personnel who are legal residents of Hawaii must obtain plates just as a civilian would upon expiration of their out-of-state plates. Non-resident service personnel may retain their out-of-state plates from their home of record. Military personnel are considered nonresidents of Hawaii and can acquire a Non-Resident form (CS-L (MVR) 50 (Rev 12/09)) from your Unit that will exempt you from paying Hawaii vehicle registration taxes. Safety Inspection: Hawaii requires annual safety inspections. For inspection, bring a valid identification card and a Non-resident Certificate Form to one of the state’s authorized inspection stations. Driver's License: Hawaii recognizes other state driver’s licenses. When your license expires, if you wish to apply for a Hawaii driver’s license, you must present your Social Security Card, and a current out-of-state license. If your out-of-state license has expired, you will be required to file an application form, complete a written examination, pass an eye test, and pass a road test. The attached link has frequently asked questions applicable to Hawaii Driver’s License Note: Hawaii Law No Fault Insurance Policy: Every owner of a motor vehicle used or operated at any time upon any public street, road, or highway of this State shall obtain a motor vehicle insurance policy upon such vehicle which provides the coverage required and shall maintain the motor vehicle insurance policy at all times for the entire motor vehicle registration period.


HOUSING Advanced Applications - You are able to sign up for housing before you arrive to Honolulu at . Click on "Become a Resident". Depending on your orders you will need to FAX a copy of your orders and other documents to the regional office closest to your assignment - Schofield Barracks (North Region Office 877-487-4323) or Fort Shafter, Tripler (South Region Office 888-939-3346).

ISLAND PALM COMMUNITIES Administrative Offices 215 Duck Road, Building 950 Schofield Barracks, HI 96857 Tel 808-275-3100

Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) Off-Post Housing website For soldiers assigned to Oahu North (Schofield Barracks, Wheeler, or Helemano) please contact Schofield Housing Leasing Office (808)275-3700 For soldiers assigned to Oahu South (Camp Smith, Fort Shafter, Tripler, and Hickam) please contact Fort Shafter Housing Leasing Office (808)275-3800 Most rentals do not allow pets. Pet regulation for On-Post housing is Pit-bulls or any type of pit-bull breeding combinations such as American Pit-Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Terriers are strictly NOT ALLOWED on installation.


ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS The Relocation Readiness Program (RRP) is designed to minimize the stress of relocation by offering information, resources, and on-line tools to educate and empower Soldiers and Family members to make informed decisions that will help ease the moving process. The Relocation Readiness Program services include Relocation Planning, Welcome Information, Newcomer Orientation, Island Tour, Hawaiian Cultural workshops, Lending Closet, Immigration application assistance, Plan My Move (online resource information tool) and Sponsorship Training. Employment Readiness Program (ERP) Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION School Liaison Office School Support Services is a branch of Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS). The program is responsible for the coordination and assistance of Army school-age youth with educational opportunities and information necessary to achieve academic success. Registering Requirements Registering for schools on Hawaii information and resource can be found at DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Department of Education-Hawaii all schools in Hawaii, both on and off post, are administered by the Hawaii Department of Education. Fort Shafter: Moanalua High School - 2825 Ala Ilima Street Honolulu, HI 96818, Phone: (808) 837-8455 Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR): Aliamanu Middle School - 3271 Salt Lake Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96818, Phone: (808) 421-4100 Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School – 4361 Salt Lake Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96818, Phone: (808) 421-4200 9|Page

Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield: Wheeler Middle School - 2 Wheeler Army Air Field, Wahiawa, HI 96786, Phone: (808) 622-6525 Leilehua High School - 1515 California Ave., Waihawa, HI 96786, Phone: (808) 622-6550 Ext. 250


CHILD AND YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICES Child Youth and School Services Mission is to provide a seamless delivery of quality care and services for eligible children and youth (4 weeks through 18 years of age) that enhance military readiness and reduce conflicts between parental responsibilities and their mission requirements. Child & Youth Services Coordinator (808) 656-0093.

10 | P a g e


MILITARY HOME and FRONT-POST INFORMATION This website provides information on your new duty station and also helps you plan your move. Click on “Troops and Families” at the top left, then on “moving and relocation”. There are a number of helpful resources on this page. MILITARY BASES IN HAWAII BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING RATES

RESIDENTS OF HAWAII Welcome to Hawaii! Our Relocation/Information & Referral Team looks forwarding to meeting you at our Newcomers' Orientation. Please call or email us if you need further assistance. For information about community information, public safety and service information about Hawaii please go to OTHER RESOURCES MAPS OF HAWAII FMWR RECREATION AND LEISURE ON OAHU HAWAII ARMY WEEKLY

11 | P a g e


BEACH SAFETY  Study the conditions before entering the ocean.  OBSERVE the activities of others in the ocean-i.e., if everyone is on surfboards, swimming might not be the best activity at that beach.  ASK the lifeguards.  KNOW your limits in the water.  If in doubt, don't go out.  Swim in lifeguarded areas.  Never swim alone.  Don't dive into unknown water or into shallow breaking waves.  Check with lifeguard on beach and surf conditions before swimming.  If you are unable to swim out of a strong current, call or wave for help.  Rely on your swimming ability rather than floatation apparatus.  Do not leave valuables unattended on the beach.  Consumption of alcohol is not allowed on beaches.  Lifeguards can assist you with your emergency needs while at the beach.

12 | P a g e

SHARP CORAL Most of Hawaii's beaches have sharp coral reefs close to the shoreline. Utilize caution when swimming in shallow reef area. Foot protection is advised. Don't walk on the reef. DANGEROUS SHORE BREAK This condition occurs when waves break abruptly in shallow water or directly onto the sand near or at the shoreline. Shorebreak waves can cause serious injuries, including neck and spinal fractures that may result in paralysis and/or death. These injuries occur in small waves as well as in large surf. Exercise extreme caution and avoid being thrown "over the falls" and striking the bottom. LARGE SURF Large powerful waves generated by storms at sea sometimes thousands of miles from the Hawaiian islands. Seasonal high surf occurs on all shores of Oahu. Typically, ---shorelines facing north, east and west receive high surf during winter months. Shores facing southeast and southwest receive high surf during summer months. High surf causes strong currents that can take you out to sea. STRONG CURRENT Swift moving channels of water difficult to swim against. Strong currents frequently accompany high surf and rapid tide changes and can be recognized as a turbulent channel of water between areas where waves are breaking. WAVES ON LEDGE Large waves originating from deep waters breaking directly on rock ledges. This can occur even when the water appears to be calm. Be cautious when walking along rocky coastlines where waves are breaking. Don't go into the wet rocky zone. The ocean is unpredictable and has been known to wash people in. Don't put yourself in a position where you could be swept away.


NORTH SHORE This coastline blessed with pristine white sand beaches is known for its worldclass surfing. Caution is advised especially during the winter months when waves may reach heights of up to 25 feet. The summer is excellent for snorkeling and swimming as there is often no surf. WEST SHORE This coast is more arid than the windward coast and has many excellent beaches. This coast is known for offshore fishing spots. Caution is also advised during episodes of high surf which occur in both winter and summer months.

13 | P a g e

EAST SHORE This coastline known as the windward coast has lush tropical beach setting which are favorite locations for windsurfing, canoeing, and sailing enthusiasts. With northeast tradewinds blowing 90% of the year, watch out for the Portuguese-man-of-war (stinging blue jellyfish); they can pose a problem for beach-goers. SOUTH SHORE This coastline is known for its many family beaches. Activities like snorkeling, tide pooling, swimming and any general ocean recreation are popular on the South Shore. Caution should be taken during seasonal high surf in the summer. Box jellyfish come into the South Shore beaches often; don't swim when they are in the area.

COMMONLY REFERENCED NUMBERS ON OAHU Army Community Service, Schofield Barracks Army Community Service, Fort Shafter Exceptional Family Member Program Employment Readiness Program Relocation Readiness Program

(808) 655-4227 (808) 438-4227 (808) 655-4777 (808) 655-4788 (808) 655-1699

Child and Youth Services Resource & Referral Office (Child/Youth Registration) School Support Services/School Liaison Office Child and Youth Service (CYS) Registration

(808) 655-5314 (808) 655-9818 (808) 655-5314/8380

Civilian Advisory Center (CPAC), Fort Shafter

(808) 438-8446

Education Center Schofield Barracks Tripler Army Medical Center

(808) 655-0800 (808) 433-6366

Housing Service Office (HSO) Off-Post Schofield Barracks (North) Fort Shafter (South)

(808) 655-3073 (808) 438-6198

Island Palms Communities Schofield Barracks (North) Island Palm Communities (On-Post Family Housing) Fort Shafter (South)

(808) 275-3700 (808) 275-3800

TLA Approved Lodging The Inn at Schofield (North) Tripler Lodging (South)

(800) 490-9638 (808) 839-2336

State of Hawaii Animal Quarantine Station

(808) 438-7151

Information Post operator Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Information

(808) 449-7110 (808) 433-6661

Transportation Office (In-Bound) TRICARE Health Benefits Advisor TRICARE Dental (United Concordia) TRIWEST Customer Services

(808) 848-8383 (808) 433-2778 ext. 392 (888) 622-2256 (888) 874-9378 14 | P a g e


weekly resources and events.


weekly resources and events.