65th Engineer spouses hike Makapuu together

| March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments
Spouses from the 65th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC, pose on the Makapuu Lighthouse Hiking Trail. The hike was part of the unit’s Spouses Day, Feb. 12. (Courtesy of 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command)

Spouses from the 65th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC, pose on the Makapuu Lighthouse Hiking Trail. The hike was part of the unit’s Spouses Day, Feb. 12. (Courtesy of 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command)

2nd Lt. Stephen Marthy
65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command

 

HONOLULU — As raindrops pelted the highway heading out of Schofield Barracks, it looked like the 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command’s Spouses Day would be a wash.

However, even the weather could not damper plans and spirits, as the clouds soon parted and made way for a sunny day of hiking and whale watching at Makapuu Lighthouse Hiking Trail, Feb. 12.

“The Spouses Day event was a great way to get out and meet other wives,” said Nolvia Crisp, wife of 1st Lt. James Crisp, platoon leader, 70th Geospatial Company, 65th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Brigade. “The day was beautiful.”

The group of about 20 Army spouses showed enthusiasm and high spirits throughout the hike.

“I am grateful for everyone who showed up for today’s event,” said Jenny Koprowski, wife of Lt. Col. Daniel Koprowski, commander, 65th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde. “It was extremely successful and a wonderful way for us to enjoy the island together.”

Throughout the hike, the group saw spectacular views and humpback whales’ tails and spouts from the trail. At the top of Makapuu Trail, the group broke for lunch and took in breathtaking views and snapped photos to capture the moments.

“It was a good morning to be away from the kids and the husband,” said Suzanne Lupo, wife of 1st Lt. Edgar Lupo, personnel office, 65th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde. “It was also good to talk, watch whales and eat along the way.”

The group split up on the way down, as some spouses had to return to pick up their children from child care.

The battalion plans to have more events like this one for spouses in the future. Koprowski said these types of outings are excellent for team building and a great way for spouses in the battalion to meet each other.

 

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