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The insignia of the U.S. Army, Pacific was originally designed and approved for U.S. Army forces Pacific Ocean Areas on February 23, 1945. The patch contains a red arrow and white stars on a blue field. The red arrow of war denotes the valor and selfsufficiency of the forces of the command. The blue field represents the vast expanse of the command area. The white stars portray the North Star, Big Dipper and the Southern Cross, which locate the command headquarters. The stars of the insignia also recall a key date in the history of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Armed Forces in the Pacific. The total of 12 stars represents the month of December, the seven stars of the Big Dipper, the 7th day, and the four stars of the Southern Cross plus the North Star, the year '41: 127-41 - December 7, 1941, the date of the United States' entry into World War II.

New Year's Eve Celebration Aloha Tower As always, Aloha Tower Marketplace transforms into a hub of New Year's Eve activity with live entertainment, dining specials and one of the most spectacular fireworks shows around. Best of all: It's free. The party starts at 7 p.m. in the center atrium, with strolling entertainers, balloon animals, face painting and free door prizes. 7 p.m., Aloha Tower Marketplace; 566-2337 Waikiki Beach fireworks These are the fireworks that can be seen from just about anywhere on the island. They start five minutes before midnight with one pop per minute, then explode at midnight into a 15-minute-long extravaganza of sound and light. Star of Honolulu Watch the big Waikiki fireworks show from aboard the Star of Honolulu, with cruise packages for dinner, cocktails and entertainment available. $70-$240; 983-7827; Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii Wet 'n' Wild waterpark in Kapolei is getting a jump-start on the festivities with an early fireworks show. Bring the keiki for the big show, then have them tucked in bed before the midnight madness. Get there even earlier and spend the daylight hours enjoying live entertainment, games and prizes. 6 p.m., Wet 'n' Wild; $19.99 with a donation of used clothing to Big Brothers Big Sisters; 674-9283

Shooting your own fireworks Fireworks go on sale on Oahu starting tomorrow, but you need a permit to light firecrackers on New Year's Eve. The $25 permit, available at any satellite city hall, allows those 18 and older to purchase up to 5,000 individual firecrackers. (You don't need a permit to buy fountains, sparklers or other novelty fireworks.) Remember, you're only allowed to pop those firecrackers from 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve to 1 a.m. the next day.

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Legend Relocation Money Management Army Volunteer Program Home & Family Life EFMP Employment Readiness * Multiple day course SB– Schofield Barracks FS– Fort Shafter, Bldg 1599 AMR– Aliamanu Military Reservation 5 New Born Care #1 0900-1100 AMR CC Positive Psychology– Release Relax & Let Go 1130-1230 ACS SB


4 Magic 123 Parenting 08001200 ACS SB New Born Care #1 0900-1100 SB Yano Library


11 First Term Financial Train- 12 New Born Care #2 0900-1100 ing 0830-1600 SB ACS AMR CC New Born Care #2 0900-1100 SB Library Positive Psychology– Recognizing the Power Within 1130-1230 ACS SB





25 First Term Financial Training 0830-1600 SB ACS Breast Feeding Basics 09001100 SGT Yano Library, SB AFTB Instructor Training 17152100 SB ACS* Positive Psychology– You Are a Priority 1130-1230 ACS SB

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6 Maintaining Your Checkbook 09001030 SB ACS All About Credit 1030-1200 SB ACS AFTB Level I 0900-1230 FS Flats* Baby Massage1400-1600 AMR CC Positive Psychology– Release Relax & Let Go 1200-1300 AMR CC

7 First Term Financial Training 0800-1600 TAMC, D Wing AFTB Level I 0900-1230 FS Flats* Newcomers Hoike 0900-1400 Baby Massage 1400-1600 ACS SB Positive Psychology– Release Relax & Let Go 1200-1300 Kalakaua CC

8 Employment Orientation 09001030 SB ACS Potty Training 0900-1100 ACS SB

9 Newcomers Island Tour 0800 SB ACS

13 Money Management 0900-1030 SB ACS Secrets of Car Buying 1030-1200 SB ACS Autism Support Group 1730-2000 SB Main Chapel Umeke Ka’eo (Hawaiian Culture Class) 1800-2000 SB ACS

14 AFTB Level I 0900-1230 SB ACS* Newcomers Hoike 0900-1400 Positive Psychology– Recognizing the Power Within 1200-1300 Kalakaua CC

15 Employment Orientation 0900 -1030 SB ACS AFTB Level I 0900-1230 SB ACS*

16 Daddy Boot Camp 0900-1200 ACS SB

19 Share Support Group 17302000 AMR Chapel Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) Training 0900 -1100 SB ACS Positive Psychology– Tickle Your Funny Bone 1130-1230 ACS SB

20 Newcomers Island Tour 0800 FS Flats Maintaining Your Checkbook 0900-1030 SB ACS Understanding Insurance & Scams 1030 -1200 SB ACS Umeke Ka’eo (Hawaiian Culture Class) 1800-2000 SB ACS

21 First Term Financial Training 0800-1600 FS Flats New Parent Resource Workshop 1400-1600 SGT Yano Library, SB Positive Psychology– Tickle Your Funny Bone 1200-1300 AMR CC Anger Management 1300-1430 AMR CC 1500-1630 ACS SB EFMP Bowling 1800-2000, SB Bowling Center

22 Employment Orientation 0900 -1030 SB ACS

23 Newcomers Island Tour 0800 SB ACS

26 Breast Feeding Basics 09001100 AMR CC AFTB Instructor Training 17152100 SB ACS* Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) Training 0900 -1100 SB ACS

27 Understanding your Tax Benefit 0900-1030 SB ACS Money Management 1030-1200 SB ACS Positive Psychology– Recognizing the Power Within 1200-1300 ACS SB New Parent Resource Workshop 14001600 AMR CC AFTB Instructor Training 1715-2100 SB ACS* Share Support Group 1800-2000 SB Main Chapel

28 Newcomers Hoike 0900-1400 AFTB Instructor Training 17152100 SB ACS* EFMP Bowling 1800-2000, FS Bowling Center

29 Employment Orientation 0900 -1030 SB ACS Home Alone Awareness Class 0900-1400 AMR CC


7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families Workshop 4-5 February 0800-1600 Santa Fe Community Center Interactive workshop for couples that focuses on: -Speaker-listener techniques -Building a family mission statement & traditions -Learning practical skills for dealing with financial issues -Problem solving and goal creation -Abandoning unhealthy behaviors Childcare provided call 655-5314 to register with CYSS and to secure your slot for the day of the workshop. For more information about the workshop call 655-4779

Family Strong Series ACS has teamed up with TAMC, SB Health Clinic and chaplains to bring you the best in preparation for all phases of deployment. Check out the brochure on the ACS welcome webpage via and contact your FRSA, FRG leader, Commander, CSM or 1SG today! Classes When and Where You Want It Our ACS classes are available at the time and location that is most convenient for you! To register go to, click on ACS and then go to class of your choice. Mobilization & Deployment Readiness Deployment is tough on everyone, but with the proper type of training you can develop better resiliency and understanding for the challenges that Families face before during and after deployment.

Relocation Readiness Are you inbound or outbound? Let relocation readiness work with you to ease you into your transition. Newcomers don’t forget to check out our FREE Island Tour and get up to speed with the culture with Umeke Ka’eo

Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Raises awareness among Service and Family Members to prevent intimate partner violence and child abuse by improving Families through education and prevention. FAP Education Team

Class Descriptions Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Level I,II, III: Join our multi-phase workshops to learn how to navigate the jungle out there, aka as Army life! Start with the basics and build the leader within All About Credit: Learn how to establish good credit and the impact that bad credit can have on your life and your career Anger Management: This workshop provides information about the basic mechanisms of anger and how to manage it. Autism Support Group: Support group for Soldiers and Family members with an Autistic member of their family. Both locations offer a 5:30 dinner and discussion . Childcare is provided, CYS registration is required.

Provides practical, interactive classes that focus on enhancing life skills and promoting resiliency

Baby Massage: Babies are intuitive, and their sense of touch highly developed. The time spent massaging your baby greatly increases your communication and helps you to understand your baby's moods, needs, desires and expressions.

New Parent Support Program (NPSP)

Checkbook Maintenance: Join us to learn the basics of checkbook balancing and take hold of your checkbook balancing act

Offers support and services to Families with children 0-3 years old. Whether you are a new family or have just had a newborn check out our classes to make the most out of parenting. Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Offers support to Family members who have special needs. Join any of our support groups or participate in any of our exciting bowling or swimming activities. Army Volunteer Corps

Breastfeeding Basics: Join us as we learn about getting started with breastfeeding, overcoming challenges and the importance of breastfeeding for your baby. Daddy Bootcamp: Parenting class for dads or soon to be dads to learn how to care for their newborn by a father EFMP Bowling: 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. EFMP Swimming: 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

Employment Orientation: If you are looking for a job this course is a must. Learn about job searching and how to develop a resume First Term Financial Training: Mandatory training that teaches financial basics, self reliance and personal responsibility through proper financial planning and increased financial literacy Home Alone Awareness Class: For children aged 9-11 who are preparing to stay at home alone Magic 1-2-3 Parenting for Children Ages 2-12: The program was developed by Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, for parents of children ages 2-12 and offers a humorous look at parenting, with a serious look at discipline. Maintaining Your Checkbook: Learn the basics of checkbook balancing and take hold of your checkbook balancing act Money Management: Learn basic tools for financial success through developing a spending plan, reducing expenses and making your paycheck work for you

Are you looking for a meaningful way to contribute to your Army community? Check out the many opportunities available.

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.

Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)

Newcomers Hoike: All new Soldiers and Families are invited to join us at the Nehelani for a warm Aloha welcome and community information

The train of change is rolling out, are you on board? Enhance your standard of living by submitting your issue today! Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Army life can be a jungle; how do you navigate? Join AFTB to share your tips and learn new ones in our 3 phase program that promotes understanding of the Army life, resiliency and development of the leader within.

Newcomers Island Tour: FREE tour for Soldiers and Family members that are new to the island New Parent Support Program - Resource Workshop: Resource Group Workshop provides important information on the Nurturing Parent curriculum, resources, prevention of shaken baby syndrome and basic newborn care. Seating is limited to the first 20 participants. Positive Psychology: Learn to refocus your energy to stress less through humor, hope and optimism Potty Training Your Toddler: Learn all about potty training your child to include tips and signs that your child is ready. Secrets of Car Buying: Learn how to negotiate the best deal and how much you can afford. SHARE Support Group: EFMP support group that focuses on various special needs and encourages Sharing Hints, Accomplishments, Resources and Encouragement. Both locations offer a 5:30pm dinner and discussion. Childcare is provided, CYS registration is required. Stress Solutions: Don’t let stress get you down, learn tips on how to identify and manage your stress levels. Umeke Ka’eo: If you want to learn more about Hawaiian culture, don’t miss this new workshop. Children over 6 are welcome!

Employment Readiness

Understanding Insurance and Financial Scams: Gain info on various types of information and scams that are out there.

Are you looking for a job? Have you maximized your education potential? Employment specialists are available to provide resume critiques and give up to date information on educational benefits and opportunities

Understanding Your Tax Benefit: Gain a better understanding of your tax benefits and how you can keep more of your money!

Financial Readiness How secure are you in your financial future? Our financial specialists are available to help you budget, invest for the future, walk you through credit repair and so much more!

Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS): Learn how to record your volunteer hours and carry your experience with you Contact Army Community Service at 655-4227 or 438-4499 to find out more about our classes or go to for 24/7 registration under class calendar Computer Lab Hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday 0730-2100 Tuesday & Thursday 1230-2100 Saturday 0900-1600

JANUARY 2010 Sun



4 Snow Craze Days!


5 Movies On the Hill


Susan DeDionisio / MWR Partnership Specialist 384-7482 Hope Graves / Workforce Prep Specialist 384-3867






7 Archery Adventures

8 Friday Night Frenzy!


13 Grillin’ & Chillin’

14 Archery Adventures

15 Friday Night Frenzy!


20 Grillin’ & Chillin’

21 Archery Adventures

22 Friday Night Frenzy!


6 Grillin’ & Chillin’

4-5pm Dealing with Differences


11 Snow Craze Days!

12 Movies On the Hill! Venturepoint Interest Meeting @ 337 / 12-1



19 Movies On the Hill Volunteer Training @ 12 noon


25 Snow Craze Days!

31 Start of HIRED term!

26 Movies On the Hill!

4-5pm 27 Grillin’ & Chillin’

28 Archery Adventures



Ate Too Many Holiday Treats? Make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight and become a healthier you! January 4, 2010 – April 1, 2010 Registration Fee: $5. All Fees will go directly into program incentives. Eligibility: Active Duty Soldiers, Retired Soldiers, other military working or residing on an Army Installation, National Guardsmen, Army Reservists and their adult Family Members, DOD and AAFES civilians (to include DOD contractors) that work on an Army installation on the island of Oahu are eligible. Entry Time: Anytime after Jan 4, 2010 at the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center. Rules: Winners will be selected based on the percentage of body fat lost throughout the contest period.

If you have any questions, please call the FS PFC staff at 438-1152.

You are invited to “A Day On...Not A Day Off” 8th Provisional Brigade Proudly Celebrates 2010 Martin Luther King Day Observance

Guest Speaker Mr. Krish Dhanam Speaker-Trainer-Consultant Krish Dhanam was born in the coastal town of Vizag, in Andhra, India. In 1984 he finished his MBA at the Institute of Management Technology and migrated to the United States in 1986. As a proud card carrying member of the sales force of America, Krish soon started his corporate climb. Through training, teaching and facilitating seminars all over the world, Krish launched his professional speaking career. Krish has successfully delivered his message of hope, humor and balance in over forty international venues and throughout the United States. He is the author of “The American Dream from an Indian Heart.” Happily married to his bride of nineteen years, he and his wife Anila are the proud parents of Nicolas who is twelve years old.

8th Provisional EOA 181 Sutton Street, Bldg. 866, Rm 107 Schofield Barraks, HI 96857 Phone: W:(808) 655-4802 Cell: (808) 226-9327 E-mail:

Colonel Timothy Ryan, Commander, 8th Provisional Brigade, and Team EO Hawaii cordially invite you to experience cultural diversity through, music, song, slide shows and a special guest speaker in celebration of Martin Luther King Day Observance. “A Day On...Not A Day Off” is Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 10:30 - 12:00 Noon, SGT Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks, HI. Point of contact for this event is MSG Ray McCall at (808) 655-4802 / (808) 226-9327 or email Hope to see you there!

Scholarships for Military Families Scholarships for Military Children — Applications are being accepted for the 2010 Scholarships for Military Children Program. Eligible applicants should prepare to submit an essay on the following topic: “You can travel back in time; however, you cannot change events. What point in history would you visit and why?” Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 17. At least one scholarship will be awarded at every store location with qualified applicants. To apply, visit or for an application. AER Scholarships — Army Emergency Relief (AER) Scholarship opportunities for the 2010—11 academic year are now available. Army Families with undergraduate college expenses for their dependent children may be eligible to apply for the Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program offers scholarships based on financial need, academics, and leadership/achievement for each academic year. The Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program (SSEAP) is a need-based education assistance program designed to assist spouses/widows(ers) in gaining the education required to allow them to qualify for increased occupational opportunities. Scholarship applications are available online at and due March 1, 2010. Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB) - Log onto: For further information

New Year’s Eve Cruise — Celebrate New Year's Eve aboard the Star of Honolulu, Dec. 31. Cruise departs from Aloha Tower Market Place, Pier 8, at 10:45 p.m. and returns Jan. 1 at 12:45 a.m. Enjoy spectacular views of the fireworks at Aloha Tower Marketplace and along the Waikiki coastline, a “champagne" toast, special party favors, delicious dinner, live entertainment and dancing into 2010. Three cruise packages and Kamaaina/military rates are available ($125.55 per person and up with valid Hawaii or Military ID.) For reservations or more information, call 983-STAR (7827) or visit Father Time Race — Looking for a unique and fabulous activity this New Year’s Eve? Come join Ravenchase Adventures for the Fourth Annual Quest for Father Time adventure race and after-party, Dec. 31. The event is an adventure race and treasure hunt in downtown Honolulu and Chinatown, on New Year's Eve, 7 p.m-midnight. A combination of the Amazing Race, Da Vinci Code and Raiders of the Lost Ark, teams travel in any direction around the city looking for answers and puzzle pieces along the way. The game ends with a pupu buffet, champagne toast, party favors and New Year's party. Visit or e-mail, or call 266-0478. New Year’s Celebration — Ring in the New Year at the Aloha Tower marketplace, Dec. 31. The marketplace will be featuring live entertainment, fireworks, dancing and fun from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. For more infomation visit, New Years Eve Party at Schofield Bowling Center Drink Specials, DJ and Entertainment! Safe Environment! 10pm - 4am New Years Eve$60 for 6 hours of bowling and shoes when you buy in advance - $80 at the door Designated Drivers will receive free soda/water/coffee all night! Waikiki Party Bus The free way to Waikiki... Let FMWR be your driver! Waikiki Express travels every pay day Friday December 31 - Special trip for New Years Eve Schedule 9:00 pm: Pick up at Schofield Barracks ITR parking lot 9:30 pm: Pick up at Shafter Richardson Theatre 10:00 pm: Drop off at Hale Koa Hotel 3:00 am: Pick up at Hale Koa Hotel 3:30 am: Drop off at Fort Shafter Richardson 4:00 am: Drop off at Schofield Barracks

Christmas Tree Recycling Place trees at the curb for pickup on your regular twice-monthly green waste collection day. Cut the tree into lengths of up to 3 feet. Take trees to the city's Refuse and Recycling Convenience Centers at Geiger Road in 'Ewa; 56-020 Kamehameha Highway in La'ie; 71-129 Wilikina Drive in Wahiawa; off Plantation Road in Wai'anae; Hihimanu Street in Waimanalo; Waipahu Depot Road in Waipahu; and Kawailoa Road in Hale'iwa. The centers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will be closed New Year's Day. Drop off trees at Hawaiian Earth Products' composting sites at Campbell Industrial Park (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday) or Kapa'a Quarry Road (open daily from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Condos and commercial buildings can deliver large loads of trees directly to composting facilities. There will be no tip fee charge over the holidays for Christmas trees. For more information, call the city recycling office at 768-3200 or visit

Virtual Job Quest is Hawaii's first virtual career fair of its kind and offers you an additional resource to the physical Job Quest event on January 13th! This new web resource is set to open just as the physical Job Quest closes and will provide ongoing contact with the same employers that made Job Quest the extraordinary opportunity that it is. Just like the physical fair, through Virtual Job Quest, you can: browse through the booths, collect and read brochures, explore open positions, & apply for opportunities. In addition, the Registration and Profile component allows you to leave your contact information and resume with whichever employer you choose, just with the click of a button. No rewriting your qualifications for each and every one. There is even a Live Chat feature to allow you to directly interact with employers and other job seekers so you can ask questions, set up interviews, and compare notes just as if they were there. We hope you enjoy your experience and if you have any questions, you can contact us at: and we'd be happy to be of assistance.


8-MAN SOCCER LEAGUE SITES: Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter DATES: January 11, 2010 – March 12, 2010 ELIGIBILITY: Battalion, Separate Company level Active Duty Army, Reserve, and National Guard units within the geographical limits of Hawaii may enter one team.

ENTRY DEADLINE: All entries must be received by the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center, Stop 112, Bldg 665, no later than 4 pm, Monday January 4, 2010. Schofield entries may be faxed to 655-8012. Fort Shafter/ TAMC entries may be faxed to 438-2470.

ORGANIZATION MEETING: 1:30 pm Friday, January 8, 2010, at Kaala Community Activities Center, Bldg 556, Room101.

UNIT INFORMATION: Unit, Orderly room phone _________________________________________________________________________ POC ____________________________________________________ Phone _________________________________ ALT POC ________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone __________________________________________________________________________________________ POC Email: ______________________________________________________________________________


MORE INFORMATION: Contact the USAG-HI Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Office, 655-0856/438-9572. Information may also be obtained via the MWR website at E mail: Schofield Barracks Intramural Sports Fort Shafter Intramural Sports ___________________________________ Commander Signature

____________________________________ Commander E-mail


Basketball $60 Cheerleading $60/$20


Youth born 1993-2004

1-27 OCT


T-Ball & Coach Pitch $50 Baseball & Softball $60


Youth born 1993-2004



Practice Begins 5 Jan.

Season Starts 30 Jan.



Practice Begins 30 Mar.

Season Starts 24 Apr.

MARCH 10 Season Ends 20 Mar.

JUNE 10 * No games Memorial Day Week

5 - 29 JAN.


Soccer $45 Youth born 1994-2005


Season Ends 19 Jun.

JUNE 10 Practice Begins 29 JUN.

JULY 10 Season Starts 24 July

SEPTEMBER 10 * No games Labor Day Week

6 -30 APR.


Flag Football $50 Cheerleading $60/$20


Youth born 1994-2005

AUGUST 10 Practice Begins 21 Oct.

SEPTEMBER 10 Season Starts 16 Oct.

6 - 30 JULY


Track & Field $25 Plus reg. online with USATF for individual membership


OCTOBER-DECEMBER 10 * No games Thanksgiving Week Season Ends 11 Dec.

APRIL 10 Practice Begins 13 April

MAY 10 Season Starts TBA

JUNE- JULY 10 Track & Field Meets TBA

09 MAR. - 6 April

Youth born 1992-2003


Season Ends 18 Sep.

Coaches will provide information about USATF individual memberships online at the start of practices

$25 at Schofield

Youth Born 2003 and older





Practice Begins TBA

Wrestling Meets TBA

5-29 Jan. Wrestling: Parents are to register their child's individual memberships with USA wrestling (information provided by coaches)

Mini Sports Programs $15

Youth Born

Includes youth t-shirt & sports ball


Registration 22 Dec. 09 - 12 Jan. 10

Program 26 Jan.10 - 18 Mar. 10



Registration 22 Mar. 10 - 13 Apr. 10

Program 20 Apr. 10 - 10 Jun. 10


Flag Football

Registration 21 Jun. 10 - 13 Jul. 10

Program 20 Jul. 10 - 9 Sep. 10



Registration 20 Sep. 10 - 12 Oct. 10

Program 19 Oct. 10 - 9 Dec. 10


Mini Sports meet once a week, and is a parent and child participation program. Youth learn and practice basic skills of the sport.

First time participants and renewals must first register at CYS registration office at AMR 833-5393 or SB 655-5314. Ask the registration clerk about the MULTI-CHILD REDUCTION FEE (MCR) You can call SB 655-5314 or AMR 8335393 and make an appointment to register . For more informations Contact your area Sports Director, at AMR 836-1923, and SB 655-6465 Visit our website@

PRESIDENTS’ DAY FEBRUARY 15, 2010 Military Participation BACKGROUND The Great Aloha Run, which began in 1985, is an annual community event held on Presidents' Day to raise money for local charities. Over the past 25 years Great Aloha Run has raised over $8 million and in 2009 alone gave away over $370,000 to Hawaii based charities. Carole Kai, a local entertainer and TV producer, is the race promoter. The Run has been recognized nationally as one of the top “100 Great Road Races” to participate in by Runners’ World Magazine. DIVISIONS There are divisions for elites, age groups, wheelchair and handcycle competitors, military personnel running as individuals, and Sounds of Freedom (military running in formation). COURSE DESCRIPTION The 8.15 mile, relatively flat course, starts at Aloha Tower in Downtown Honolulu, winds its way along the historic Honolulu Harbor, down Nimitz Highway, Kamehameha Highway and into the Aloha Stadium. The finish line is the back goal line of the north end zone on the stadium floor.

Individual Military Entries – Use the military entry form to participate in the run and line up with the rest of the public on race day. The difference is a discount to members of the Military community and $1 returned to the respective branch of services Morale Welfare and Recreation department. Also, there are awards for the top three military male and female runners ($1000, $500 and $250). Sounds of Freedom – The Sounds of Freedom division is composed of units running in formation. Active duty service Men and Women from all branches of service participate. This division is not timed but max participation is rewarded. Additionally, emphasis is placed on uniformity and esprit de corps. HOW TO REGISTER Individuals may register online at . Hard copies of the Military Application form can be found at various MWR facilities island wide. Digital copies in PDF format can also be found online at the GAR website. Units may register for Sounds of Freedom by submitting the necessary Application to the Army Hawaii Sports and Fitness Office. For more information concerning Military participation in the Great Aloha Run, or to receive a Sounds of Freedom Application, contact Jim Perry at 655-8006 or e-mail

MILITARY ENTRY FORM Visit us at: Monday, Feb 15, 2010 Presidents Day

For Official Use Only

1. Complete legibly and completely. Everyone on the course must be registered. One form per person. Last Name

First Name



Apt No. Sex:

Address Line 2 City





Youth Sizes:



Age on 2/15/10

Adult Sizes: Y Med

(4 years and under)

• Strollers not eligible for in training promotion Month

T-shirts Awarded to Finishers Only! (Unisex sizes) Finisher shirts are not available for strollers. Size selection is final. Default size = Adult Large

I am...(you must check one) q Stroller Occupant q Stroller Operator

Date of Birth: Country, if other than USA


Y Lrg






• All strollers MUST be registered and start at the back of the pack

• Stroller Occupants are not awarded Finishers’ Shirts

• Stroller Entrants do not qualify for any awards and/or prizes. Best Contact Number Including Area Code

Emergency Contact on Race Day Including Area Code


Estimated Finishing Time

Email Address



Free Bus to Downtown: (Check only one please)

Before After

100 Club Code

2. Check box(es). All entries TIMED except Baby in Stroller.


(check here)

q $5 Baby 4 years and under, pushed in a stroller. Untimed. q $25 Child 5–12 years and Seniors 65 and over.

INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES q $30 E  arly Entry eligible for In-Training T-shirt and Daily Planner. Postmarked by Dec.4, 2009 q $30 Regular Entry postmarked Dec. 5, 2009 – Jan. 22, 2010 No mail-in Entries after January 22, 2010 q $40 Register at GAR Expo, Feb. 12 – 14, 2010 Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. Cash or credit card only.


580 Air Force

600 Coast Guard

620 National Guard

590 Army

610 Marines

630 Navy

Entry Donation is non-refundable and non-transferable

Number of medals:

4. Please read and sign.


Mail by 1/22/10


Waikiki Shuttle

Default Time = 4:00

Sorry, we cannot process without your signature. Waiver: I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I also know that, although police protection will be provided, there will be traffic on the course route. I assume the risk of running in traffic. I also assume any and all other risks associated with running this event including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, and the condition of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Knowing these facts, and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on my behalf covenant not to sue, and waive, release, and discharge Carole Kai Charities, Inc., HHSAA Foundation (DBA Great Aloha Run), the City and County of Honolulu, including their Police Department, State of Hawaii, the Race Officials, Volunteers, any and all sponsors and any and all agents, employees, assigns or anyone acting for or on their behalf from any and all claim of liability for death, personal injury or property damage of any kind or nature whatsoever arising out of or in the course of my participation in this event. In consideration of the opportunity to enter this race, if I am an Operator or Occupant of a Stroller or Assisted Wheelchair, I agree that I am fully responsible for my own safety and the safety of the occupant of the stroller or assisted wheelchair. (Safety is defined as doing everything reasonably necessary to avoid or prevent an accident including, but not limited to operation with safe speed and equipment and avoiding risks.) I also understand that in the event this race cannot be held as scheduled due to an act of God or circumstances beyond control, the race is not liable to refund any money donated by me to participate. I also hereby consent to permit emergency treatment in the event of injury or illness. This release and waiver extends to all claims of every kind or nature whatsoever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown. The undersigned further grants full permission to Carole Kai Charities, Inc., HHSAA Foundation (DBA Great Aloha Run) and/or agents authorized by them to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any purpose.


3. Summary:


(You must sign here for processing)


One form per person. For additional forms go to: Entry Donation................................................. $­________________ Optional training shirt mailing charge ($8) if entering by 12/4/09...................................... $­________________ Medal Fee ($9.95) each. Deadline1/22/10...... $­________________ Optional medal mailing charge ($8)................ $­________________ My Gift to GAR Charities.................................. $­________________ TOTAL DUE..................................................... $­________________

Signature of parent/guardian if under 18 years. Applications for minors will be accepted only with signature above.

Make non-refundable entry donation check or money order payable to GREAT ALOHA RUN and mail to Great Aloha Run P.O. Box 29750, Honolulu HI 96820-2150

Banking services courtesy of First Hawaiian Bank. $20 assessed for returned check.

Schofield Barracks Health and Fitness Center Temporarily re-located to Martinez Physical Fitness Center (Bldg 488) from Oct 9, 2009 - Jan 2010 MPFC Ph#: 655-4804 HOURS OF OPERATION Monday-Friday - 6:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday: - 7:00 a.m.-12 Noon

AVAILABLE ACTIVITIES Weight machines & Free Weights, Treadmills, Ellipticals, Aerobicycles, Rowers, Stairclimbers, Stretch Cages


Massage Therapist (off-site, by apt./fee) Call Brenda Burnett 295-0683 (cell)

Class Schedule MONDAY



Group Cycling

8:30 A.M.



[call to confirm] THURSDAY

Group Cycling

Cardio Kickboxing


Step & Pump


Yoga 8:00- 9:00am


9:00 A.M.

& Core 9:30 A.M.



9:45-10:45    11:45 A.M.



Group Cycling

BOOT CAMP (45 min)

Group Cycling

4:00 P.M.

5:00 P.M.


& Abs

6:00 P.M.

Group Cycling


Kick boxing


Core &  More    Group Cycling

Step & Pump


Chi Gung @6pm

Tai Chi @ 7pm

Zumba @ 4:15 Classes are FREE to Active Duty Soldiers and Family Members Schedule is subject to change, call to confirm.

Class Descriptions Cardio Kickboxing Punch & kick your way to cardiovascular fitness with a combination of martial arts moves to burn lots of calories. Group Cycling Utilizing our RevMaster bikes, class will be coached through a challenging and fun workout using guided imagery such as hills, sprints, & downhill racing. Water/water bottle is mandatory for hydration and the safety of class participants. Step This is an aerobic class utilizing a Step Reebok platform. Get a great low impact, yet high intensity workout Zumba A fusion of Latin Dance, strength and balance intervals with an International rhythm . YOGA Postures & movements designed to increase strength, flexibility, balance, and relaxation; an ideal form of stress reduction. * In accordance with national fitness certification guidelines, and for your safety, the Health & Fitness Center does not allow the use of: 1. Hand held weights or ankle/wrist weights during the warm-up or cardiovascular segment of the aerobic classes.2. The use of rubberized suits. 3. More than 2 risers per side of the Step Reebok Step.

We would like to invite you to attend the O‘ahu South Spouse Information Meeting (SIM) on Wednesday, 6 January 2010 At nine o’clock in the morning at the Hale Ikena Fort Shafter , Hawaii RSVP by Wednesday, 30 December 2009 (808) 438-0864 or 438-0882 or

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Army Family Team Building presents:

Survival Training AFTB Level I is the beginning of the journey through the jungle and will assist you in obtaining the skills necessary to navigate your way through your military environment. AFTB jungle instructors will help you to:

Understand your benefits and entitlements Learn your community resources Solve Basic Problems Understand military lingo, customs and courtesies Develop a budget and savings plan We provide free childcare at the Child Development Center with your advance reservation (your child must be registered with Child and Youth Services to be eligible).

January 14th & 15th Class is held 9:00am - 12:30pm at Army Community Service Bldg 2091 Kolekole Ave Schofield Barracks Call 655-4227 or 655-1703 to reserve a seat!

Art and Essay Contest — The Armed Services YMCA’s annual art and essay contest invites military children to create artwork and essays on this year’s themes, ―My Military Hero‖ and ―My Military Family.‖ Entries for the art contest must be postmarked no later than Feb. 19, 2010, and are for children in grades K–6. Students in grades 1-12 are asked to write their essay about ―My Military Hero‖ and postmark entries no later than March 19, 2010. Winning entrees will be displayed in a number of locations in the Washington D.C. area, and winners will be recognized at a luncheon on Capitol Hill. Entry forms are available at Operation: Military Kids Camp — Operation: Military Kids Camp (OMK), Hawaii, along with YMCACamp Erdman are offering two family camps geared toward helping recently redeployed service members and their families reconnect. The camp scheduled, April 9-11, 2010, is open for registration. Visit, or e-mail omk@ctahr.hawaii.eduor, or call 956-4125. Pacific Aviation Museum Offer — The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is offering one free keiki admission (4-12 years old) with each paid adult admission every Saturday and Sunday. Children under 4 are always free.Adult ticket rates are $14; $10 for kamaaina and military. The museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily. Visit, or call 441-1000.

For more information on all MWR Activities and Events, please log onto or find them on Facebook! Customer Appreciation Fish Fry — Outdoor Recreation is hosting a customer appreciation fish fry, Dec. 29. Call us for more information at 655-0143. Basic Investing — Learn the basics of investing Dec. 30, 9-10:30 a.m. at Schofield Barracks Army  Community Service. Learn the difference between various saving accounts, CDs, Money Market Accounts, Mutual Funds, Bonds and stocks. The Financial Readiness Program also has one-on-one personal financial counseling available by appointment. Call 655-4227. Furlough Fridays — Looking for Furlough Fridays activities? The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) has you covered with a variety of options for students and teens in all grades. Programs offered at Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS), Army Community Service and Sgt. Yano Library will keep your keiki busy. An FMWR Furlough Friday Activity program guide can be downloaded at, click on CYSS. The next Furlough Friday days are scheduled, Jan. 15, 29; Feb. 5, 12; March 5, 12; April 23, 30; and May 7, 14. AFTB Survival Training — Army Family Team Building (AFTB) connects families to the Army one class at a time. Call today to find out how commanders, Family Readiness Groups and others can use AFTB to assist in team building, increase unit readiness, help new family members adjust to the Army lifestyle, and reacquaint other family members. For more information on classes, concept blocks, and unit briefs, contact Catherine Baldwin or Shelly Hinzman at 655-1703 or e-mail ITR — Let Information, Ticketing & Reservations (ITR) help you explore paradise. Use the online request form at, click travel, tours & tickets. Special military rates are available. Call Schofield Barracks ITR at 655-9971, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m; or Fort Shafter ITR at 438-1985, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The offices are closed on Sundays and federal holidays. Tutoring Available — The Department of the Army has contracted to offer free, online tutoring to students in kindergarten–high school and college prep. gives students access to live tutoring help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The tutors are certified teachers, college professors, and graduate school students who provide tutoring services in all grade levels of math, science, english and social studies. This service is available at no cost to Army families. Visit via the Army One Source website at Contact the School Liaison Office at 655-9818. Confidential Counseling — Military and Family Life Consultants (MFLC) are available to assist Soldiers and family members by providing short-term, situational, problem-solving counseling services, which are private and can be arranged by calling 222-7088. If your issue is financial-based, call an MFLC personal financial counselor at 265-8136.

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