ACS celebrates 46 years of helping families find ‘real-life’ solutions

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
“Aloha Kits,” also known as the Lending Closet, are displayed at ACS, Schofield Barracks, in this photo taken in 1970. The Lending Closet is still in service as part of the Relocation Assistance Program. Historical photos depicting ACS through the decades will be displayed at the ACS birthday celebration, 9 a.m.-1 pm., Monday, ACS, Building 2091, Schofield Barracks. (Courtesy Photo)

“Aloha Kits,” also known as the Lending Closet, are displayed at ACS, Schofield Barracks, in this photo taken in 1970. The Lending Closet is still in service as part of the Relocation Assistance Program. Historical photos depicting ACS through the decades will be displayed at the ACS birthday celebration, 9 a.m.-1 pm., Monday, ACS, Building 2091, Schofield Barracks. (Courtesy Photo)

Army Community Service
Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii

Since 1965, ACS has offered services that help Soldiers and families reduce stress, and build skills and self-confidence

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Army Community Service; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, is inviting the community to its birthday party, here.

ACS will host the celebration July 25, marking 46 years of service to Soldiers and their families.

The birthday’s theme is “Yesterday, Today and in the Future.”

Events include games and prizes for keiki, and period and historic presentations representing the evolution of ACS and its services. Cake and ice cream will be served.

Preparing for the celebration included researching ACS through the decades.

“It was enlightening to learn how ACS has evolved over the past 46 years,” said Ferne Conroy, manager, Army Family Team Building Program, ACS. “It also illustrated that we should never stop asking how we can better meet the needs of our families and Soldiers.”

Among other services, ACS offers a wide range of classes, including financial planning for deployment.

“Recognizing, understanding and helping with the challenges of life as a Soldier, spouse or family member is what Army Community Service strives to provide for Army family members every day, along with providing services (that) promote self-reliance and resiliency,” said Hank Cashen, acting director, ACS.

The ACS birthday celebration is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 25, at ACS, Building 2091, Schofield Barracks.

ACS is also hosting a Junior Spouses Conference, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., July 29. Spouses can learn more about ACS and how ACS can meet their needs. To RSVP for the Junior Spouses Conference, call 655-4227. Visit www.Himwr.com for more information about either event.

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