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| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Arbor Day — Hawaii will celebrate Arbor Day 2010, Nov. 5. The best way to celebrate Arbor Day is to plant trees. To find out which trees grow best in Hawaii, visit

While National Arbor Day is held the last Friday in April, several states, including Hawaii, observe the holiday at a time best suited for tree planting for their residents.

“Just Jazz” — Purchase tickets now for the “Just Jazz” competition, Blaisdell Concert Hall, Nov. 20, 6 p.m. Tickets for this USO event are $30 and can be purchased at the Blaisdell Box Office, Ticketmaster and all Walmarts. Visit, or call 422-1213 or 591-2211.

6 / Saturday

Makahiki — Personnel with base access can attend the Makahiki at Hickam Harbor Beach, 9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 6. Attendees will learn native Hawaiian culture and protocol at this Hawaiian festival of thanksgiving.
This event is sponsored by Navy Region Hawaii and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in partnership with the Oahu Council of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. Call 473-2926.

8 / Monday

Free Family Camp Weekend — Nov. 8 is the deadline to apply for the free Family Camp Weekend, held Nov. 19-21, at Camp Erdman. Pick up applications at 1262 Santos Dumont Ave., Building 122, Wheeler Army Airfield, or via e-mail at

The target audience is families whose sponsor is a junior-enlisted Soldier. Families will be notified of their acceptance starting Nov. 9.

The camp is hosted by the Armed Services YMCA in conjunction with the Sierra Club, and is geared for school-age children. A cabin, three meals a day and activities are provided. Call 624-5645.

13 / Saturday

Gifts for Wounded Warriors — Shoppers at Windward Mall can donate holiday gift items to wounded warriors and their families, Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Co-sponsored by USO-Hawaii and Windward Mall, this event will be hosted by comedian Frank DeLima. The one-day targeted appeal for wounded warriors consists of gathering gift items that shoppers purchase at Windward Mall. Call 422-1213 or e-mail

22 / Monday 

FRG Town Hall Meeting — The 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, is hosting a family readiness group town hall meeting, Nov. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks. All Soldiers, family members and the public are invited. Door prizes will be awarded. Call 221-9753.


Military Order of Foreign Wars — The Military Order of Foreign Wars is establishing a command in Hawaii. Commissioned and warrant officers from all armed services who served overseas during foreign wars (and their hereditary descendants) are eligible. E-mail

Civil Air Patrol — Civil Air Patrol’s Wheeler Composite Squadron meets every Tuesday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Wheeler Army Airfield. The squadron regularly accepts new members, ages 12-18, who are interested in aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and character development. Call 386-1374 or e-mail

MyCAA — The Department of Defense has resumed the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account. Military spouses currently enrolled will be able to receive tuition assistance. Until new accounts can be created, Military OneSource spouse education and career consultants will continue to be available to provide education and training, career exploration, assessment, employment readiness and career search assistance. Call 655-4444.

Recycling Plastic — Plastic bottle caps and lids can now be recycled at Kapahulu, Mapunapuna and Wahiawa Goodwill locations. The project aims to reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean and helps save endangered birds. Caps and lids made from No. 2, 4 and 5 type plastics are recyclable. Call 393-2168 or 656-5411.

Red Cross Service Center — The American Red Cross Service Center office on Schofield Barracks has reopened in the Soldier Support Center, Building 750, Ayers Ave. Office hours are 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 655-4927.

Making the Grade — Students can cash in on the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s “You Made the Grade” program. This reward program is designed to recognize above-average academic achievement. 

Qualifying students will receive a coupon booklet that includes free admission to an AAFES Reel Time Theater, a complimentary slice of Anthony’s Pizza with drink, and a free magazine, as well as other coupons. 

To be eligible for a booklet, students must present a valid military ID and proof of an overall “B” or better average to their local post exchange.

Operation Kid Comfort — Comfort, create, unite with Operation Kid Comfort, which creates comfort quilts and pillows for children of deployed service members and offers an opportunity for America to unite in support of military families. Contact the Armed Services YMCA at 473-3398 or e-mail 

Military Order of the Purple Heart — Are you on active duty or a veteran that has been wounded in combat? Have you been awarded a Purple Heart for those wounds? If so, you are invited to join the Military Order of the Purple Heart. The Oahu chapter meets the second Saturday of every month. Visit or call 433-0428 or 772-1963. 

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