Extending ohana: 65th Eng. Bn. volunteers recognized at Fisher House

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

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

8th TSC

8th TSC

HONOLULU — Soldiers from an 8th Theater Sustainment Command unit were recognized for their volunteer work at Tripler Army Medical Center’s Fisher House, here, recently.

Theresa Johnson, manager, TAMC Fisher House, presented Soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th TSC, certificates of appreciation.

The unit’s efforts include building a gazebo on the grounds and serving breakfast to Fisher House guests.

“The relationship the 65th Eng. Bn. has developed with the Fisher House has been very rewarding for our Soldiers and family members, and I hope for the residents, as well,” said Lt. Col. Daniel Koprowski, commander, 65th Eng. Bn. “If what we do makes their stay a little more enjoyable, then we’ve succeeded.”

“Our volunteers don’t ask for any recognition,” Koprowski continued, “but it’s important to say thank you, and I appreciate Theresa Johnson’s efforts to recognize everyone.”

Other organizations recognized at the ceremony included the Air Force, Marines, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Also, Jenny Koprowski, wife of the 65th’s commander, presented the Fisher House with a glass mosaic of the battalion crest.

The ceremony included an announcement about a new dental partnership. Fourteen local dentists will provide free support and emergency dental care to families staying at the Fisher House.

The Fisher House

TAMC’S Fisher House describes itself as a “home away from home for families and patients receiving medical care at TAMC.” It’s a place for active duty and retired military personnel who aren’t from Oahu, to stay while they or a family member receives extended care at the medical center.

The house has 19 rooms, private bathrooms, a full kitchen and laundry facilities, and is funded mostly through donations. Visit www.fisherhouse.org.

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