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| April 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Surf and Turf 5K — Register now for this event, 6:30 a.m., April 14, that starts at the Officer’s Club on Marine Corps Base, Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. Route includes the Klipper Golf Course and North Beach. Open to the public. Cost is $25; late fees apply if registering after April 6. Register at by 4:30 p.m., April 11.


Ford Island Bridge Run — Entry fee is $30 for this annual 10K run and will be accepted until April 6. This run around historic Ford Island starts at 7 a.m., April 7, at the entrance to Clarey Bridge, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Call 473-2437.


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Hui O Na Wahine Luncheon — RSVP by April 13 for this all-ranks army spouses club educational luncheon, happening 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., April 19, at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. A speaker from the USAG-HI Native Hawaiian Liaison Office will discuss the land and culture of Hawaii. Also, lei making will be taught. The event costs $15 and includes lunch. Hui O Na Wahine members with last names beginning with A-L should email; members with last names M-Z email should email Spouses must be 2011-2012 members of the Hui to attend the luncheon. For membership information, email or visit



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.


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


Operation Kid Comfort — This local quilting group creates comfort quilts and pillows for children of deployed service members. Call 473-3398 or email


Troops to Teachers — This program directly supports military members who have chosen teaching as a career. Troops to Teachers provides direct resource support, including hiring, and it allows up to a $10,000 bonus for teaching in high-needs schools. Call 586-4054, ext. 409.


Homeschoolers — Military families in Hawaii who homeschool can join the Oahu Military Homeschoolers Connection. Visit or


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.


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.


Naval Aviation — Learn about naval aviation history in Hawaii, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., by appointment, Monday-Friday, or by appointment on Saturday and Sunday, at Building 1792, Midway Road, Kalaeloa Airport, Kapolei. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for keiki under 18. Visit or call 682-3982.


Go Akamai — Commuters can now check real-time traffic data at, courtesy of the Hawaii State Department of Transportation and the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Transportation Services. Travelers are encouraged to check before leaving work or home to more effectively plan their trips. While is also available through the use of handheld devices, such as smart phones, drivers are cautioned that the use of these devices is illegal while driving.


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