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65th EN BN WEEKLY BINDER 06 APR 2012 SHRED HUNGER COMMAND SPOUSE SEMINAR FUN FEST & EARTH DAY HOLY WEEK EASTER SERVICES EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH NEHELANI EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH HALE IKENA ACS FAP TRAINING CALENDAR

COMMUNITY CALENDAR SPRING CRAFT FAIR EVENTS LISTING PLANNING FOR R&R CLASS COUPLES COMMUNICATION HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PARENTING WITH ALOHA SAVE THE DATE & DONATE YOUR BOOTS HAZARD ALERT UPDATE 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.


SHRED HUNGER! In celebration of Records & Information Management (RIM) Month and in support of the Hawaii Foodbank Friday, April 6 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM FREE Document Shredding with Nonperishable Food Donation Bring your old personal or business records to Access’ Destruction Center in Aiea for secure destruction. For every nonperishable food item donated, Access will shred an equivalent number of standard size bankers boxes for FREE (limit 10 boxes). Additional items or items without food donation will be destroyed for a fee. Access Information Management 98-736 Moanalua Loop, Aiea Phone: (808) 673-3200 Email: hawaii@accesscorp.com This community shred event will benefit Hawaii’s hungry and your donation matters! Every can of food will help to feed someone in need. The items in most need are: • Canned Meats / Tuna • Canned Meals (Spaghetti, chili, stews) • Canned Soups • Canned Vegetables • Canned Fruits

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SPOUSE SEMINAR April 24 and 25th 1700-1830 ACS Training Center, Bldg 647 Located next door to the SGT Smith Theater Prepare NCO and Command Spouses to be well informed and proactive members of the Command team and to discuss roles and responsibilities necessary to strengthen Family Readiness Groups.

Open to Spouses E-6 promotable to E-7, E-8, LT, & CPT Registration Deadline: APRIL 16, 2012 Sign up with the 65th EN BN FRSA, Bridget.Shioshita.civ@mail.mil or call #655-6559 and leave full name and contact number/email address. Facilitators: Ferne Conroy, #655-0671 AFTB Program Manager, and Tammy Moore, #655-0670 AFTB Volunteer Program Manager


Command Spouse Team Seminar Agenda Day 1, APRIL 24 @1700-1830 (45 minutes) Welcome/Icebreaker/Agenda Structure of the Army/Rank/Acronyms (45 minutes) Roles of the Command Spouses Day 2, APRIL 25 @1700-1830 (45 minutes) Communication (30 minutes) Integrating into the company SEMINAR CONTINUED: MAY 15, 16 & JUNE 6 (@1700-1830, ACS Training Facility) (45 minutes) Conflict Management (45 minutes) Courtesies and Protocol (45 minutes) Dealing with the Media and Social Networking (45 minutes) Crisis, Coping and Care Teams (30 minutes) Community Services (30 minutes) Q & A, Closure


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Give back - Do Something for the Earth

Saturday, April 7 • 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks Join us for the annual Fun Fest & Earth Day Festival! Celebrate Earth Day with tons of cool exhibits, exciting activities and live entertainment. Take the Earth Day Passport Challenge! The first 500 kids to complete their passport receive a commemorative pair of sunglasses made from recycled plastic. Enjoy dozens of cool exhibits from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative, Blue Planet Foundation, Solar City, Tetra Tech, Aqua Engineering, The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, USAG-Hawaii Native Hawaiian Liaison and more!

Bring along an old tank top to the DPW Up-cycling booth to make yourself a one-of-a-kind tank top tote!

Sponsored by Island Palm Communities, Directorate of Public Works and FMWR. Don’t forget to check out our Trash-Formation Recycled Art exhibit. www.islandpalmcommunities.com/go/earthday • www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil


Families Invited to Celebrate Earth Month, Fun Fest March 30, 2012

Naryssa Kerr (right), 10, gives apt attention to Mike Poteet, with the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center, or HARC, during the April 19, 2011, Earth Day Festival at the Kalakaua Community Center. HARC helped students, teachers, farmers and other businesses learn more about environmentally friendly ways to live and work.

Island Palm Communities News Release SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Building on the annual Earth Day Festival that has grown to attract nearly a thousand Soldiers and family members at Schofield Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and Island Palm Communities are now taking Earth Day to the next level with the garrison’s first-ever Earth Month celebration. Families can look forward to an exciting variety of activities and programs throughout April that will promote green, healthy living and showcase sustainability initiatives taking place inside and outside the gate. “It’s clear our families have a great interest in green initiatives and have a desire to be part of the effort to preserve the environment,” said Mark Frey, project director, Island Palm Communities.


“Watching families interact at past events and seeing the effort parents make to help instill good habits in their children have helped us identify meaningful programs.

From left to right, Evan, Alex and Joshua Owens learn about the power of the sun at an exhibit that featured an array of solar-powered toys such as boats and mechanical dogs at the 2011 Earth Day at Schofield Barracks. (Mark Brown | Army Hawaii Family Housing)

“We’re excited about expanding our Earth Month programs and making them accessible to families living in both the Schofield and Fort Shafter areas,” Frey added. Earth Month festivities kick-off at the Fun Fest and Earth Day Festival, April 7, at Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks. The month long celebration will culminate with another Earth Day Festival April 28 at Fort Shafter Flats. Nearly a dozen exhibitors will be in attendance with educational activities and games. Attendees can learn about Hawaii’s coral reefs and the state’s iconic humpback whales, and can bring along an old tank top to make a cool tank top tote. Also taking place at both events is the annual Trash-formation Recycled Art Contest. This year’s theme is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” and awards will be presented to four different age categories. Entries must be brought to the Recycled Art tent by 10 a.m. during the festival days, and winners will be announced at noon. Event highlights include the following: I Got the Power! The first-ever “I Got the Power” live game show will take place, 3 p.m., April 18 at Aliamanu Community Center. The first 40 residents who sign-up on the day of the event will compete in a physical challenge elimination round, the first step toward winning $100.


Alvin Char (left) and Ann Wharton pull weeds during an Earth Day 2007 activity at Kahanahaiki, Makua Military Reservation. This year the Oahu Army Natural Resources Program will again offer a weed cleanout volunteer service trip.

Residents making it to the second and final rounds will be tested on how much they know about energy conservation and USAG-HI’s resident utility program. The entire family is invited to join the fun and cheer on their favorite contestant. Planet Earth Movie Night Don’t miss a free showing of “Planet Earth,” a movie showcasing the awe and wonder of the natural world. Before the main event, kids can help “build” a forest with DPW’s Natural Resources presentation “Who is Caring for Our Hawaiian forests?” The movie and program will be offered, 3 p.m., April 4 and 18 at the Kalakaua Community Center and April 11 and 25 at Aliamanu Community Center. Fun Fest and Earth Day 2012 is April 7 Celebrate Earth Day with exhibits, activities and live entertainment, plus enjoy the annual Funfest with games, rides and inflatables from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., April 7, at Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks. Activities follow: •8:30-9:30 a.m., Enchanted Breakfast; purchase tickets at the Leisure Travel Office, Schofield Barracks, or call 655-9971. •9 a.m.-2 p.m., Fun Fest; features games, rides, inflatables and entertainment by School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills Unlimited, or SKIES, and Travel Fair.

Michael Gruver, 7, cleans a dirty car on the ground at last year’s Earth Day Festival, as Rhonda Suzuki asks him questions. Michael explained, "You should wash your car on the grass because, if not, all this dirt goes down the storm drain, and it might kill the animals." (Aiko Brum | U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs)

•9 a.m.-2 p.m., Earth Day 2012; features exhibits from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative, Blue Planet Foundation, Solar City, Tetra Tech, Aqua Engineering and the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. •10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fun Fest photos with the Easter Bunny.


Earth Month happenings •April 4, 10:30 a.m-1:30 p.m., Building 494, Schofield Barracks; Cultural Resources Open House. Visit the restored 1924 Schofield Barracks Fire Station, home to the Army Cultural Resources Program. Meet the archaeologists and hear about the Army’s cultural preservation efforts. Also, rarely-seen artifacts will be on display. Call 655-9734. •April 4, 18, 3-4:30 p.m., Disney’s “Planet Earth”, Kalakaua Community Center, 2535 Waianae Uka Ave., Schofield Barracks; and April 11, 25; 3-4:30 p.m., Aliamanu Community Center, 182 Kauhini Rd. Participate in the interactive “Who is caring for our Hawaiian Forests?” prior to the movie. Call 687-8313. •April 5, 12, 19, 26, 8-11 a.m., Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Fort Shafter; Greening Your Workspace. Environmental teams will visit offices and motor pools to help make the workspaces “greener,” including setting up recycling containers, adjusting printer settings, recommending sustainable products and finding ways to conserve energy. Call to schedule at 656-3085/3094. •April 7, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sills and Weyand fields, Schofield Barracks; Fun Fest and Earth Day Festival. Learn about environmental sustainability through interactive exhibits. Also, enjoy an enchanted character breakfast, live entertainment, travel fair, food, rides, games and Easter activities as part of Fun Fest. Call 656-3103 or 687-8313. •April 7, 9-10 a.m., Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks; and April 28, 9-10 a.m., Fort Shafter Flats. Trash-Formation Art contest with entries submitted at the Earth Day Festivals. Find entry forms at Island Palm Communities’ centers, Sgt. Yano and Fort Shafter libraries, and online at www.IslandPalmCommunities.com . Art pieces must convey the message, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” and be assembled from repurposed materials. Call 687-8313 or Sgt. Yano Library 655-8001. •April 11, 10-11 a.m., Palm Circle gazebo, Fort Shafter; Historic Tour of Palm Circle. Take a walking tour of this historic landmark with an architect who specializes in historic architecture. Call 655-9734 or 656-6790. •April 18, 3-4 p.m., Aliamanu Community Center. I Got the Power Game Show, sponsored by Island Palm Communities. The first 40 residents who sign-up for this live game show on the day of the event will compete in a physical challenge elimination round, then test their knowledge of energy conservation and U.S. Army utility program. All contestants will receive a complimentary “mahalo” gift; the winner will receive $100. Call 687-8313. •April 18 and 25, 10:30-11 a.m., Schofield Barracks. Tour Hale Kula Elementary School. Learn about the school’s Sustainable Outdoor Classroom through student-led tours of the working garden, rainwater harvesting system and native plant gardens. Call 656-3086. •April 20, various times/locations; the Amazing Tree Race. Celebration of the national observance of Arbor Day tree-planting will take place on four installations; 10 a.m. Fort Shafter; noon, Aliamanu; 2 p.m., Helemano; and 4 p.m., Wheeler Army Airfield. Tree-planting ceremonies are the first step in attaining Tree City USA recognition for each installation. Call 687-8313. •April 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Kahanahaiki, Makua Military Reservation. Volunteer service trip to clean out invasive weeds for two hours along a moderately challenging trail. Hike will include a detour to view Makua Valley and leeward coast. Volunteer application must be received at Oahu


Army Natural Resource Program at least two weeks prior to the event. Minimum age 14. Call 6567741. •April 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bioretention/Rain Garden Clean-up, Building 766 parking lot, Schofield Barracks. Bio-retention and rain garden clean-up; 70th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command. Soldier-supported cleanup to maintain water quality improvement bioretention feature that treats storm water runoff from the parking lot. Call 6563086. •April 21, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Mauka to Makai Bike Path Cleanup. Meet at Blaisdell Park in Honolulu to assist in the clean-up of the Bike Path that stretches from Pearl Harbor to Waipahu. Call 438-1600, ext. 3307. •April 24, time/specific motor pool to be determined. Live demonstration of bio-based “green” products. Call 656-3103.


Holy Week, Easter Services Announced (Updated Copy) March 30, 2012 The U.S. Army Hawaii community is invited to attend various Easter celebrations now through April 8. The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Religious Support Office offers services in north and south Oahu areas. April 5 Noon, MPC, Living Stations of the Cross 6 p.m., SC, Maundy Thursday (Liturgical Service) 7 p.m., FD, Maundy Thursday (Protestant) 7 p.m., WAAF, Holy Thursday (Catholic) April 6 6 p.m., MPC, The 7 Last Sayings of Christ (Gospel Service) 7 p.m., AMR, Good Friday Service (Catholic) 7 p.m., FD, Good Friday Service (Protestant) April 7 5 p.m., WAAF, Mass (Canceled) 7 p.m., MPC, Easter Vigil April 8 5:45 a.m., Fort Hase Beach, MCBH Easter Sunrise Service, 257-1511 6 a.m., National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Easter Sunrise Service with Royal Hawaiian Band and Central Union Church Youth Choir. Gates open at 4 a.m.; call 262-2797. 6 a.m., Bellows Air Force Station, Easter Sunrise Service, continental breakfast to follow 6:30 a.m., Battleship Missouri Memorial, Joint Services Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 a.m., MPC, Easter Sunrise Service 8:30 a.m., AMR, Easter Mass 10:30 a.m., MPC, Easter Mass Passover Services All regularly scheduled services will be conducted at their normal time. April 6 5 p.m., Hale Koa Hotel, Seder meal. Cost is free for military and family members, E-1 thru E-5; $35 per person for active duty E-6 and above and family members; $65 for civilians. Parking is $3 validated, at the parking garage across the street. Contact Brian Field, 348-4560, BombGuy@hotmail.com. April 7 7 p.m., Ala Moana Hotel. Passover observance. Cost is $60 per person; $45 for keiki, if paid by March 31; $75 per person, $55 children after March 31. Free parking in the Ala Moana mall parking lot.足足 Call Paul Krasnjansky, 735-8161. Legend AMR: Aliamanu Military Reservation FD: Fort DeRussy Chapel


MCBH: Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay MPC: Main Post Chapel, Schofield Barracks SC: Soldiers Chapel, Schofield Barracks WAAF: Wheeler Army Airfield Chapel


Easter Sunday Brunch April 8, 2012 Koa Ballroom 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Breakfast Items Scrambled Eggs & Crispy Smoked Bacon Pork Link Sausages & Portuguese Sausage Crepes ala Reine, Roasted Herb Potatoes & Fried Rice Breakfast Sweets Belgian Waffles with Strawberries & Whipped Cream French Toast, Assorted Muffins & Danishes Bagels & Cream Cheese with Assorted Jellies Hot Food Entrees Baked Chicken in White Wine Mushroom Sauce Roasted Turkey with Stuffing, Gravy & Cranberry Sauce Pan Fried Catch-of-the-Day with Creamy Lobster Tarragon Sauce Seafood Cioppino with Garlic Cheese Bread Steamed Vegetable Medley Garlic Mashed Potatoes Steamed White Rice Carving Station Baked Honey Glazed Ham with Pineapple Sauce Garlic Peppered Beef with Au Jus & Creamy Horseradish

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Cold Food & Salad Bar Peel & Eat Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce Smoked Salmon Platter with Capers, Onions & Cream Cheese Tako Poke and Poke Fish Fresh Fruit Platter Vegetable Platter with Ranch Dip Macaroni Salad & Potato Salad Rotini Pasta Salad Tossed Green Salad with Assorted Dressings Dessert Station Tiramisu Cake, Chocolate Mousse Cake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Coconut Cake, Carrot Cake, German Chocolate Cake, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce Beverages Coffee, Orange Juice, Iced Tea & Water $27.00- ages 11+ $18.00- ages 6 – 10 $12.00- ages 3 - 5 (Gratuity Not Included) Reservations HIGHLY Suggested Please call 655-4466 or 655-0660

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Easter Sunday Brunch April 8, 2012 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cold Items Assorted Fruit Tray, Papaya Platter, Watermelon Platter Ocean Salad, Tako Poke, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Limu Salad, Seafood Broccoli Louis, Chilled Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce, Somen Salad Greek Salad, Oriental Chicken Salad, Tofu Watercress Sprout Salad Smoked Salmon, Bagels, and Condiments Breakfast Items Assorted Breakfast Pastries, Croissants, Assorted Mini Muffins, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Link Sausage, Portuguese Sausage, French toast, Waffles, and Pancakes with Condiments Hot Items Steamed White Rice, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes, Sautéed Vegetables, Baked Ham with Orange Pineapple Sauce Coconut Crusted Catch of the day with Curry Cream Sauce Cilantro Ginger Chicken with Pineapple Salsa Roasted Pork Loin with Roasted Garlic Shitake Mushroom Sauce Pasta Action Station ~ Cooked to order

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Carving Station Garlic Peppercorn Crusted Prime Rib with Horseradish and Au Jus Lamb Glazed with Honey Rosemary Dijon served with Apple Mint Jelly “Build Your Own” Omelet Station Desserts Chocolate Pudding, Tapioca, Jello, Tiramisu, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Pineapple Cheesecake, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Torte Cake, Apple Crisp, Sweet Potato Haupia Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, Bread Pudding Soft Serve Ice Cream Sundae Bar, Crème puffs, Petites Fours And Much More….. Beverages Assorted Coffees, Orange Juice, Guava Juice, Passion Orange Guava Juice, Iced Tea, Fruit Punch, Hot Tea $33.50 – ages 11+ $21.50 – ages 6-10 $14.50 – ages 3-5 (Service Charge Inclusive) Reservations Required Please call 438-1974 or 438-6712

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April 2012 Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM) Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

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Class Descriptions: Active Military Families: Session 3: This 7 part series focuses on several topics relevant to Military Families. Each month children and their parent(s) will be learning tools for managing emotions, communicating and building close connections in an open and fun environment. Please try to attend each session but you are welcome to all that you can attend! Please call Fiona at 655-1866 to register. Anger Awareness: Would you like to be able to control your temper better? Wish you didn't yell so much? We can help! In our 1 hour interactive class you can learn useful techniques to cope with your feelings of anger and keep that temper under control. Call Ernest at 655-0613 or Ginny at 655-0669 for more information and to register.

ACS Training Center Schofield Barracks Bldg 647 (next to SGT Smith Theater)

Autism Support Group: Support group for Soldiers and Family Members with an Autistic member of their Family. Please call EFMP staff at 655-4777. Breastfeeding Basics: class was held to teach and provide the basic skills for the first time moms to build self-confidence in their ability Counselor. breastfeed successfully. Class will be taught by NPSP’s nurses/Lactation Counselor. Please call Margaret with any questions at 655-0662. Boot Camp for New Dads: This interactive (Yes – you will be learning with REAL babies) workshop offers hands on training for new Dads to become confident and effective parents. Our veteran Dads and their precious little ones will lend a hand in this relaxed learning environment. Come out and know what to do from day one!! Call Ernest 655-0613 to register Couples Connection : Three part series (three consecutive weeks) designed to share tips with couples to improve their communication skills. If he's not listening, and you're not hearing him, come join us! Come to one class or all three. Please contact Tracy to register or for questions at 655-0608. EFMP Sponsored Bowl Events:: This is a free activity for special needs Families, the whole Family can attend, not just the EFMP Member. EFMP enrollment and event sign-up are required. Please call 655-4777 for details. Infant Massage: The Army New Parent Support Program’s Certified Instuctor offers this class to teach parents the many benefits of infant massage for your baby’s growth and enhance immunity, sensory and cognitive development, deepens the bonding and attachment, improves communication, enhances the ability to understand the needs, increase tolerance to stress, sleep better and many more. Come and learn the art of Infant Massage Call today for more details at 655-0662. Mommy & Me Stroller: is a group of mothers and babies who come together to spend valuable time and interact with others. Mothers love stroller fitness groups because they are healthy, convenient and socially rewarding. Come and enjoy others who share the same interest. Call 655-4787 for more details. Newborn Care I and II: Taking care of a newborn for the first time can be scary. From holding, to diapering, to bathing come learn the basics of newborn care. Please call Margaret at 655-0662 with any questions.

ACS Ft Shafter Aloha Center Bldg 330 Rm 111 438-9285

Parenting With Aloha: PCSing is nothing new to military families but arriving at a new Post with new policies, procedures, schools and activities can be hard territory to navigate. Come join us for an interactive workshop of the ins and outs of being Army parents in Hawaii including home alone policies, tips for actively engaging children of all ages and great resources for making your Hawaii assignment a memorable one! Call Fiona at 655-1866 to register. Preparing for R&R: This class focuses on several aspects of Rest and Relaxation (R&R). Discussion topics include the importance of R&R, communication, possible changes in Family dynamics, the thought process for R&R for Children, Spouses & Soldiers. Please call Ernest at 655-0613 or Ginny at 655-0669 to register. SHARE Walking Group: Stay active by joining our SHARE Walking Group. This will be an opportunity to SHARE resources with other EFM Families. For more information call Leonard at 655-4777.

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Community Calendar March 30, 2012 April 7 / Saturday Ford Island Bridge Run — This annual 10K run around historic Ford Island starts at 7 a.m., April 7, at the entrance to Clarey Bridge, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Entry fee is $30 and will be accepted until April 6. Call 473-2437. 13 / Friday Hui O Na Wahine Luncheon — RSVP by April 13 for this all-ranks army spouses club educational luncheon, happening 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., April 19, at the Nehelani Club, Schofield Barracks. A speaker from the USAG-HI Native Hawaiian Liaison Office will discuss the land and culture of Hawaii. Also, lei making will be taught. The event costs $15 and includes lunch. Hui O Na Wahine members with last names beginning with A-L should email huireservationsal@gmail.com ; members with last names M-Z email should email huireservationsmz@gmail.com . Spouses must be 2011-2012 members of the Hui to attend the luncheon. For membership information, email huionawahine@gmail.com or visit www.schofieldspouses.com . MWR Survey — The Army is currently surveying random members of its communities at 75 garrisons worldwide as part of an effort to improve morale, welfare and recreation programs. The survey seeks to identify what customers are interested in, whether they are using available services and, if so, how satisfied they are with the programming their garrison has to offer. Museum Reopens — The Tropic Lightning Museum, Schofield Barracks, has reopened, following completion of a renovation project. Normal operating hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., daily, TuesdaySaturday. The museum is located at Building 361, on the corner of Waianae Avenue and Flagler Road. Call 655-0438. Hui Thrift Shop — The Hui Thrift Shop at Schofield Barracks offers great bargains and a chance to volunteer. Located at 2107 Ulrich Way, behind Army Community Service, the shop is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the first and third Saturday of the month. Consignment hours are 9-11 a.m. Call 624-3254 or email huithriftshopliaison@gmail.com . Visit www.schofieldspousesclub.com or search for “hui-thrift-shop” on Facebook. Homeschoolers — Military families in Hawaii who homeschool can join the Oahu Military Homeschoolers Connection. Visit https://sites.google.com/site/omhchomeschoolgroup or www.groups.yahoo.com/group/OahuMilitaryHomeschoolersConnection . Food for Families — The Armed Services YMCA at WAAF has an emergency food locker that assists military families who are experiencing financial difficulty. Available are supplies of canned goods, frozen food, dry goods and personal care items. Call 624-5645. Parent Participation Preschool — This program is for children ages 3-4, and it helps preschool children make a smooth transition into the structure of kindergarten. Preschool days are 12-2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wheeler ASYMCA, WAAF. Cost is $40 per month. Call 624-5645 to register.


Veterinary Treatment Facility — The Schofield Barracks Veterinary Treatment Facility sees patients five days a week, with extended hours every third Wednesday of the month until 7 p.m. Book an appointment for the new Wellness Package for affordable preventative care or to obtain a mandatory airline health certificate within 10 days of travel out of Oahu. Call 655-5893 or 655-5889. RAP Meeting — Get involved in your community by attending your community’s Resident Advisory Panel. IPC residents can develop and strengthen their relationships with property management and fellow residents through the RAP. Contact your community manager for details and volunteer opportunities. Visit www.IslandPalmCommunities.com. Making the Grade — Students can cash in on the Exchange’s “You Made the Grade” program, which recognizes above-average academic achievement. Qualifying students will receive a coupon booklet that includes free admission to an Exchange Reel Time Theater, as well as other coupons. Students must present a valid military ID and proof of an overall “B” or better average to their local Exchange.


Spring Craft Fairs POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 26, 2012 LAST UPDATED: 01:34 a.m. HST, Mar 26, 2012

Find unique gifts for Easter and Mother’s Day or something for yourself. “Colors of Easter”: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6-7, Pearlridge Center, Uptown. Creations of Hawaii presents unique Hawaii-made items. Call 735-4510, ext. 2. Spring Plant Show & Sale: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7, Ward Warehouse, ewa end. Prize-winning anthuriums, colorful ti leaves, orchids, gardenias, haku lei, floral arrangements and more, with free horticulture workshops on the amphitheater stage at 10 a.m. both days. Presented by Hawaiian Anthurium Society. 2nd annual Honolulu Gift Fair Spring Edition: 5-9 p.m. April 6; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. April 7; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 8, Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. Admission: $1 (children free). Call 942-3110 or visit www.HonoluluGiftFair.com. Manana PTO’s 5th annual craft fair: “Celebrate Spring”: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21, Manana Elementary School, Pearl City. More than 80 vendors, food and games for keiki, including some “Angry Birds” fun. Call 454-5305. Hawaii Potters’ Guild Mother’s Day Artist Sale: 5-7:30 p.m. April 27, 2480 Bingham St. (HPG parking lot). Original pottery from artists and instructors and sale of gift-wrapped potluck cookbooks with platters. Call 941-8181 or visit www.hawaiipottersguild.org. Spring Swap Meet and Craft Fair: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28, Waipio Shopping Center. Eclectic mix of new and slightly used items, household goods, handmade gifts and more.


“BOLTS of Fabric & Fun” sale: Fundraiser for TEMARI, Center for Asian & Pacific Arts, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28, Honpa Hongwanji Social Hall (beneath the main temple), 1727 Pali Highway; doors open 8 a.m. for TEMARI members. Fabrics, kimono, obi, sewing notions, buttons, yarns and beads, with short educational “talk stories” about textiles. Call 536-4566. Spring Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28, Moanalua High School. Call 738-5088 or email craftfair@mohsmusic.com. “Wahine Spring Fling”: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28, Messiah Lutheran Church, 91-679 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach. Features home decor, jewelry, crafts, raffles and more, with nutrition and health tips, facials and a makeup artist. 15th Islandwide Mother’s Day Crafts & Food Expo: 4-8 p.m. May 4; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 5; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6, Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. Over 200 vendors and a chance to win cash and high-definition televisions. Admission: $4, $3 for military and seniors ages 65 and older, free for keiki under 13. Call 623-4050.


g n i n n Pla for R&R Class Class Topics: 

Ways we think about R & R.

Using communication to plan a successful R & R experie nce.

Understanding R & R.

Other great R & R tips.

s, & Times Class Dates, Location Fort Shafter dg. 330 ACS Aloha Center Bl April 12, 2012 1300-1430 ————————————————— Schofield Barracks Bldg. 647 ACS Training Center April 26, 2012 1300-1430

For more information or to register call Ernest 655-0613 or 655-0669 Or go online at himwr.com

www.HiMWR.com/ACS


Family Advocacy Program *In Partnership with the Schofield Barracks Main Chapel

Couples Communication Come work on strengthening your communication skills, resolving conflict and establishing a stronger connection within your relationships 1800 - 1930 Schofield Barracks Chapel

Dinner (1730) and Free Child Care

For stronger, healthier, more resilient marriages

April 11 —Class 1: Communication

April 18 —Class 2: Conflict Resolution

April 25 —Class 3: Connection

To register, contact Tracy at 808-655-0608 or go online to himwr.com

ACS Training Center Bldg 647 Schofield Barracks 808-655-0669 www.himwrcom


Parenting with Aloha

Another PCS?

Stressed?

New to Military Life? Burnt Out? April 18, 2012 9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m. Schofield Barracks ACS Training Center Bldg. 647

April 25, 2012 1:00p.m. – 2:30p.m. Fort Shafter Aloha Center

Join us for an informative workshop designed to alleviate the stress that comes along with parenting in the military. Make your Hawaii assignment a memorable one for the entire family! Please call 655-1866 with any questions or to register.


SAVE THE DATE & DONATE YOUR BOOTS!! 1st First Fisher House 5K, 1 mile Keiki Run Aug 18, 2012 0700 at Ford Island’s Pacific Aviation Museum Honoring our Fallen Hero’s, Wounded Warriors & Military Families in need In an effort to raise awareness about the Tripler Fisher House and how we can assist our Military Families during a medical crisis or loss, we are partnering with each Military Branch, community partners and other non-profit organizations who support our Men & Women in uniform. This is open to military and civilians. There will be different vendors and information booths to highlight what is available to our military families on Oahu within each Service as well as the community. There will also be a Memorial Tribute of combat boots to line the path for the participants so we are always reminded that someone has paved the path in which we are about to travel. More information to follow in the coming weeks. For more information and up to date events follow us at www.facebook.com/triplerfisherhouse

Please help us collect a pair of boots to represent each Service Member who has died since 9/11, you may add a picture to that pair to honor that Service Member and put a face to their honor. POC is Theresa Johnson @ 561-7423 or theresa.m.johnson2@us.army.mil . Proceeds from Run portion will support the Tripler Fisher House 100% to continue providing support to our Military Families .

Pacific Aviation Museum supported in conjunction with their Biggest Little Air Show on Ford Island


UPDATED 9/2011

Hair Smoothing Products That Could Release Formaldehyde  uring Federal OSHA investigations, air tests D showed formaldehyde at levels above OSHA’s limits in salons using Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution, labeled “formaldehyde free,” and Brasil Cacau Cadiveu, resulting in violations and citations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and several State OSHA programs are investigating questions and complaints from hair salon owners and workers about possible formaldehyde exposure from hair smoothing products. Some of these products have been labeled as “formaldehydefree.” Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration [36 KB PDF, 2 pages], California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration [34 KB PDF, 2 pages], the Connecticut Department of Public Health, and several other state agencies have already issued warnings about these products to salon owners, stylists, other salon workers, and clients. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has also completed a Health Hazard Evaluation [150 KB PDF, 11 pages] for salon workers that assessed risks posed from using a specific hair smoothing product in a single salon. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to the importer and distributor of Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution (GIB LLC dba Brazilian Blowout) identifying this product as adulterated and misbranded because it contains methylene glycol, which can release formaldehyde during the normal conditions of use, and because the label makes misleading statements (“Formaldehyde Free or “No Formaldehyde”). This Hazard Alert provides updated information about OSHA’s investigations, the health hazards of formaldehyde, and how to protect workers using hair smoothing products that contain or release formaldehyde.

1-800-321-OSHA (6742) • www.osha.gov

What have OSHA’s investigations found? Federal OSHA and State OSHA programs continue to investigate complaints from stylists and hair salon owners about exposure to formaldehyde while using hair smoothing products such as: Brazilian Blowout (Acai Professional Smoothing Solution, Professional Brazilian Blowout Solution), Brasil Cacau Cadiveu, Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy (Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment, Express Blow Out, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment Blonde), and Marcia Teixeira (Advanced Brazilian Keratin Treatment, Extreme De-Frizzing Treatment). OSHA has conducted air sampling at multiple salons and found formaldehyde in the air when stylists were using hair smoothing products. Some of these products were labeled “formaldehyde free” or did not list formaldehyde on the product label or in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). In most cases, where the label did not state that the product had formaldehyde in it, OSHA found that hair salon owners using those products did not know that hair smoothing products contain or could expose workers to formaldehyde because manufacturers, importers, and distributors did not include the correct hazard warnings on the product’s label or MSDS.

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During Federal OSHA investigations, air tests showed formaldehyde at levels above OSHA’s limits in salons using Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution, labeled “formaldehyde free,” and Brasil Cacau Cadiveu. Both Federal and State OSHA have found violations at several manufacturers, importers, and distributors (GIB LLC dba Brazilian Blowout, Keratronics Inc., Pro Skin Solutions, M&M International Inc., Copomon, INOVA Professional). The violations include failing to list formaldehyde as a hazardous ingredient on the MSDS (the hazard warning sheet) provided to downstream users (e.g., salon owners, stylists), failing to include proper hazard warnings on product labels, and failing to list the health effects of formaldehyde exposure on the MSDS. Labels must include ingredient and hazard warning information and the MSDS must provide users with information about the chemicals in a product, the hazards to workers, and how to use a product safely.  R  ecent reports from Federal OSHA, Oregon

OSHA, and California OSHA should alert salon owners and stylists to look closely at the hair smoothing products they are using to see if they contain methylene glycol, formalin, methylene oxide, paraform, formic aldehyde, methanal, oxomethane, oxymethylene, or CAS Number 50-00-0. All of these are names for or treated as formaldehyde under OSHA’s Formaldehyde standard. There are also chemicals, such as timonacic acid (also called thiazolidinecarboxylic acid), that can release formaldehyde under certain conditions, such as those present during the hair smoothing treatment process. Products that contain these chemicals can expose workers to formaldehyde. Employers who use, manufacture, import or distribute, the products must follow OSHA’s formaldehyde standard.

The first reports about formaldehyde in hair smoothing products surfaced when Oregon OSHA investigated a complaint from a hair stylist who had nosebleeds, eye irritation, and trouble breathing while using a Brazilian Blowout product labeled “formaldehyde-free.” After testing the product, Oregon OSHA found that the product contained formaldehyde, a chemical that can cause the health problems reported by the stylist. Oregon OSHA tested more than 100 samples of keratin-based hair smoothing products and found formaldehyde levels in 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) • www.osha.gov

some products well above what could legally be labeled as “formaldehyde-free.” In addition to the Brazilian Blowout products, Oregon OSHA found that other manufacturers, importers, and distributors of hair smoothing products also had not listed formaldehyde or included hazard information on the label or in the MSDS. Based on these findings, Oregon OSHA published a Hazard Alert [495 KB PDF, 2 pages] and a full report [210 KB PDF, 34 pages] in October 2010. Oregon OSHA also alerted Federal OSHA and State OSHA programs where the products were manufactured, imported, or distributed because the hazard information for the product was not correct and did not meet the requirements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200 or State equivalent). OSHA continues to work with other agencies (e.g., Food and Drug Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) to look at formaldehyde exposures in other salons and to make sure that workers and the public have correct information about these products. More information on the background and reports from OSHA and other agencies, including the recent NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation [150 KB PDF, 11 pages], and the FDA’s warning letter can be found here.

What is formaldehyde and how can it affect my health? Formaldehyde is a colorless, strong-smelling gas that presents a health hazard if workers are exposed. You can be exposed to formaldehyde if you breathe it into your lungs, if it gets into your eyes, or if it is contained in a product that gets onto your skin. You can also be exposed accidentally if you touch your face, eat food, or drink after using a product containing formaldehyde without first washing your hands. It can irritate the eyes and nose, and cause coughing and wheezing. Formaldehyde is a “sensitizer,” which means that it can cause allergic reactions of the skin, eyes, and lungs such as asthma-like breathing problems and skin rashes and itching. When formaldehyde is in a product that gets sprayed into the eyes, it can damage the eyes and cause blindness. It is also a cancer hazard. Formaldehyde is a health hazard, whether in a product or in the air. OSHA’s Formaldehyde standard 29 CFR 1910.1048 covers employers who use formaldehyde, and products that contain or release formaldehyde. (OSHA has also published a Formaldehyde Fact Sheet [43 KB PDF*, 2 pages].) For more information about formaldehyde, click here.

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use in their salon(s). They must also make the MSDSs available to their workers (e.g., stylists) and train all workers using the product about the hazards and how to use it safely. If employers do not receive an MSDS automatically, they should request one. If the MSDS does not look complete (e.g., blank spaces that are not completed) then the employer should request a new one from the manufacturer. If the request does not produce the information needed, then the employer should contact the local OSHA Area Office for assistance in obtaining the MSDS.

Why do some hair smoothing products expose me to formaldehyde? Many keratin-based hair smoothing products contain formaldehyde dissolved (and chemically reacted) in water and other ingredients in the product. Because of the way the formaldehyde reacts in these products, some manufacturers, importers, or distributors might list other names for formaldehyde on product information or might claim that the product is “formaldehyde-free.” Formaldehyde might be listed as methylene glycol, formalin, methylene oxide, paraform, formic aldehyde, methanal, oxomethane, oxymethylene, or CAS Number 50-00-0. All of these are names for formaldehyde under OSHA’s Formaldehyde standard. There are also chemicals, such as timonacic acid (also called thiazolidinecarboxylic acid) that can release formaldehyde under certain conditions, such as those present during the hair smoothing treatment process. The bottom line is that formaldehyde can be released from hair smoothing products that list any of these names on the label and workers can breathe it in or absorb it through their skin. Workers can be exposed to formaldehyde during the entire hair straightening process, especially when heat is applied (e.g. blow-drying, flat ironing).

How would I know if the product I’m using could expose me to formaldehyde? Read the product label and MSDS to determine if they list methylene glycol or any of the other names for formaldehyde listed above. If they do, the product can expose you to formaldehyde. Under OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard, salon owners and other employers must have an MSDS for each product used in the salon that contains a hazardous chemical. Employers need to review the MSDSs they receive and make sure they understand the hazards of the products they 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) • www.osha.gov

Be aware that an MSDS may not contain all of the hazard information required, as initially found in the case of Brazilian Blowout products. In the Oregon case, it was only after a stylist reported health problems while using the products that the investigation began. Workers need to report any health problems they think are from the products they use in the workplace to their employer and employers need to follow up on reports of health problems from workers.

When are manufacturers, importers, and distributors of hair smoothing products required to list formaldehyde as an ingredient in their products? OSHA requires manufacturers of products that contain or release formaldehyde to include information about formaldehyde and its hazards on the label and in the MSDS. Formaldehyde must be listed if it is in the product at 0.1% or more (as a gas or in solution) or if the product releases formaldehyde above 0.1 parts of formaldehyde per million parts (ppm) of air. Salons and other employers that directly import hair smoothing products from other countries have the same responsibilities as a manufacturer under the Hazard Communication standard - they must determine the hazards of the product and develop labels and MSDSs that communicate the hazards to users. If a product contains 0.1% or more formaldehyde or can release formaldehyde into the air above 0.1 ppm, then the product label must include the following information, as required by OSHA’s Formaldehyde standard, 29 CFR 1910.1048(m)(3): • a statement that the product has formaldehyde in it; • the name and address of the manufacturer, importer, or other company responsible for the product; • a  statement that the employer and MSDSs can readily give health hazard information.

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Additionally, if the product can release formaldehyde into the air above 0.5 ppm, the label must also have the following information: • a list of all product health and safety hazards; • the phrase “Potential Cancer Hazard.” The MSDS must include the following information, as required by OSHA’s Formaldehyde standard, 29 CFR 1910.1048(m)(4) and OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200(g): • name of the product used on its label • n  ame (including common names) of all hazardous chemicals in the product at more than 1% (or more than 0.1% for carcinogens such as formaldehyde), or that could be released into the air above the limits set by OSHA or the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or could be a health risk to employees • h  ealth and safety information for each listed hazardous chemical – including physical properties and health hazards • c ommon ways that people are exposed to the product and its hazardous ingredients • e  xposure limits (the limit of how much can be in the air) • w  hether the chemical is listed as a carcinogen by OSHA, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) or the National Toxicology Program (NTP) • h  ow to safely store and use the product, including what protective equipment to wear and what to do in an emergency • the name, address, and telephone number of the company or person responsible for preparing the MSDS, and the date it was made or last changed

What can I do to reduce exposure to formaldehyde when using formaldehyde releasing hair smoothing/straightening products? Employers, stylists, and other salon workers should read the product information and MSDSs for the products they buy and use so that they know what chemicals are in them and how to use them safely in the workplace. The best way to control exposure to formaldehyde is to use products that do not list formaldehyde, formalin, methylene glycol, or any of the other names for formaldehyde listed above on the label or in the MSDS. Beauty care companies are now making and selling products that they claim do not contain formaldehyde in the solution. Choosing one of these products

1-800-321-OSHA (6742) • www.osha.gov

might eliminate the risk of formaldehyde exposure. Note that just because a product doesn’t list formaldehyde, formalin, or methylene glycol does not mean that it does not contain any other hazardous ingredients. If salon owners decide to use products that contain or release formaldehyde, then they must follow the requirements in OSHA’s Formaldehyde standard. The standard requires that employers test the air to find out the level of formaldehyde present in the air when the product is being used. If the test shows that formaldehyde is present at levels above OSHA’s limits (0.75 parts of formaldehyde per million parts (or ppm) of air during an 8-hour work shift or 2 ppm during any 15-minute period), then the employer must: • Install air ventilation systems in the areas where these products are mixed and used to help keep formaldehyde levels below OSHA’s limit and perform regular maintenance to make sure the systems work correctly; • W  hen possible, require workers to use lower heat settings on blow-dryers and flat irons used during the process; • G  ive workers respirators, if needed; train them to use the respirator properly; and meet the other requirements in OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard; • E  nsure workers understand the information on a product’s label and MSDS; • P  ost signs at entryways to any area where formaldehyde is above OSHA’s limit to tell workers of the danger and stating that only authorized personnel may enter; • Tell workers about the health effects of formaldehyde, how to use the product safely, and what personal protective equipment to wear while using the product; and • Train workers how to safely clean up spills and properly throw products out. In addition, where the tests show that formaldehyde is present in the air at a level of 0.5 ppm during an 8-hour work shift or 2 ppm during any 15-minute period, then the employer must: • G  et workers the right medical attention (e.g., doctor exams), and • Test the air periodically to make sure that formaldehyde levels are below OSHA’s limits. Whether or not air tests show formaldehyde levels above OSHA’s limits, employers must follow certain parts of the standard if a product contains formaldehyde:

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• G  ive employees appropriate gloves and other personal protective equipment (e.g., face shield, chemical splash goggles, chemical-resistant aprons) and train them on how to use this equipment while mixing and applying the products; • E  xplain to workers how to read and understand the information on a product’s label and MSDS; • M  ake sure the workplace has eye and skin washing equipment if products that contain formaldehyde could be splashed onto the workers’ skin or into their eyes; • Train workers how to safely clean up spills and properly throw products out; and • G  et workers the right medical attention (e.g., doctor exams) if they develop signs and symptoms of an exposure to formaldehyde or are exposed to large amounts of formaldehyde during an emergency (e.g., a large spill). Employers must also keep records of the air tests they perform, any medical attention needed by their employees, and respirator fit-testing. For more information about how to control formaldehyde exposures in hair salons, read Oregon OSHA’s hazard alert [495 KB PDF, 2 pages] and Cal/OSHA’s Advisory.

How can OSHA help you? OSHA continues to monitor ongoing inspections that may have nationwide impact to ensure that health hazards and appropriate protections for products containing hazardous chemicals are communicated properly on the labels and MSDS. OSHA developed this alert to give workers and employers useful, up-to-date information on formaldehyde hazards that might be present when using hair smoothing products that contain or

U.S. Department of Labor Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor DTSEM 9/2011

release formaldehyde. Employers and workers should read OSHA’s Formaldehyde Fact Sheet [43 KB PDF*, 2 pages] for more information about formaldehyde hazards and how to work with it safely. Contact your local OSHA office if you have any questions about a product that you are using or its MSDS. Hair salon owners can also contact OSHA’s free and confidential consultation service to help determine if there are hazards at their workplace. On-site consultations do not result in penalties or citations. To contact OSHA’s consultation service, visit OSHA’s website or call 1-800-321-6742.

What rights do workers have? Workers have a right to a safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. The OSH Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. OSHA also provides information, training and assistance to workers and employers. Workers may file a complaint to have OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe that their employer is not following OSHA standards or that there are serious hazards. Contact us if you have questions or want to file a complaint. We will keep your information confidential. We are here to help you. For other valuable worker protection information, such as Workers’ Rights, Employer Responsibilities, and other services OSHA offers, visit OSHA’s Workers page.

1-800-321-OSHA (6742) TTY 1-877-889-5627 www.osha.gov 5


FREE YOGA CLASSES!!! Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 – 10:00 AM, F REE

Performing yoga postures – asana – improves strength and flexibility.

YOGA CLASSES at the Wheeler Community Center. ~ Please bring your own yoga mat and any props that you like to use in your practice (blocks, straps, or bolsters).

Meditation improves your ability to focus & to handle situations in life

~ The yoga classes are for all levels – from beginner, to intermediate, to advanced. ~ Classes will be taught by Beverly Tate, a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor, and Marina Ginos, a Yoga F it

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Wheeler Community Center: Located behind the Wheeler Chapel 100 Wright Avenue Wheeler Army Airfield Wahiawa, HI 96786 Phone: 808-275-3790

certified yoga instructor. For mor e infor mation about yoga, go to

http://yogaalliance.org/content/reasons-try-yoga

BEVERLY T ATE CAN ALSO BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY ON HER CELL PHONE : 808-778-8696

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