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Scholarships for Military Children — Applications for the 2012 Scholarships for Military Children program end Feb. 24 at commissaries and at www.militaryscholar.org. The program awards at least one $1,500 scholarship to a student at each commissary.
25 / Saturday
MCBH Swamp Romp — The dirtiest race returns to Marine Corp Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, 7 a.m., Feb. 25. Cheer on your favorite team during this five-mile run through the mud and dirt on board MCB, K-Bay. This run takes teams through the Nuupia ponds and down the Fort Hase beach, and over and under obstacles that challenge the strongest of competitors. This event is open to the public. Call 245-7590.
Kamehameha Schools Hoolaulea — Bring your ohana (family) and enjoy the spectacular view, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Kamehameha Schools’ Kapalama Campus. This hoolaulea will include island crafts, food and live music. Call 842-8680.
29 / Wednesday
USAG-HI Facebook Town Hall — Do you have ideas about how to make the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community better? Do you have questions about USAG-HI services, facilities or support? If so, get ready for the next online Facebook Town Hall, hosted by Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, USAG-HI, from 6-7:30 p.m., Feb. 29, at www.facebook.com/usaghawaii, under the “Events” tab. Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians can ask questions, address concerns and get responses. If your question doesn’t pertain to the public at large, use the Interactive Customer Evaluation System, or ICE, at http://ice.disa.mil, or email AskTheCommander.email@example.com, to get support. Call Lacey Justinger, digital media specialist, USAG-HI Public Affairs, at 656-3153, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
17 / Saturday
Safety Seat Check up — Safeguard your keiki with a free car safety seat checkup, 9-11:30 a.m., March 17, Schofield Barracks, across the street from the police station on Lyman Road and Flagler Avenue. This preventative inspection is sponsored by the Military Police, Tripler Army Medical Center and the Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition. Call 655-0794 or 433-2842 for more details.
Food for Families — The Armed Services YMCA at WAAF has an emergency food locker that assists military families who are experiencing financial difficulty. Available are supplies of canned goods, frozen food, dry goods and personal care items. Call 624-5645.
Parent Participation Preschool — This program is for children ages 3-4, and it helps preschool children make a smooth transition into the structure of kindergarten. Preschool days are 12-2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wheeler Armed Services YMCA, WAAF. Cost is $40 per month. Call 624-5645 to register.
RAP Meeting — Get involved in your community by attending your community’s Resident Advisory Panel. IPC residents can develop and strengthen their relationships with property management and fellow residents through the RAP. Contact your community manager for details and volunteer opportunities. Visit www.IslandPalmCommunities.com.
Making the Grade — Students can cash in on the Exchange’s “You Made the Grade” program, which recognizes above-average academic achievement. Qualifying students will receive a coupon booklet that includes free admission to an Exchange Reel Time Theater, as well as other coupons. Students must present a valid military ID and proof of an overall “B” or better average to their local Exchange.
Veterinary Treatment Facility — The Schofield Barracks Veterinary Treatment Facility sees patients five days a week, with extended hours every third Wednesday of the month until 7 p.m. Book an appointment for the new Wellness Package for affordable preventative care or to obtain a mandatory airline health certificate within 10 days of travel out of Oahu. Call 655-5893 or 655-5889.
Recycling Bin — Fort Shafter Elementary invites the community to use its recycling bin in front of the school, as all monetary proceeds will benefit the school. The following items will be accepted loosely, not in plastic bags: aluminum cans (rinsed), glass bottles and jars (rinsed, lids removed) and plastic containers (rinsed, lids removed). Bag/box the following items before depositing: newspapers (magazines and glossy inserts removed), corrugated cardboard (flattened), and white and colored bond paper.