Pacific Army Week begins June 9

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
238th Army Birthday

238th Army Birthday

Celebrate the Army’s 238th birthday during Pacific Army Week, June 9-14, with a series of command and community events on and around Army installations in Hawaii.

• Sunday, June 9

Noon-4 p.m., U.S. Army Day at the 50th State Fair — USARPAC and the Hawaii Army National Guard will have a static display at the main entry gate to the fair, and the Tropic Lightning Band will be performing from noon-4 p.m. All Army Soldiers, family members, civilians and retirees receive free admission.

• Monday, June 10

Warrior Challenge Kickoff — Over the five-day competition, Soldiers are tested on their Army knowledge and physical and mental stamina. At the end of the competition, points are tallied, and the highest-scoring noncommissioned officer and Soldier are chosen as NCO and Soldier of the Year.

Visit the Warrior Challenge daily at for updates. The Soldier and NCO of the Year will be recognized at the Army Birthday Commemoration, June 14.

• Tuesday, June 11

Homeless Veterans Outreach — USARPAC is working with the Veterans Administration, West Oahu Vets, USAVets and the Waikiki Health Clinic to have an outreach for homeless veterans. The goal is to share information about available resources for homeless veterans and to let them know that we haven’t forgotten them. Additionally, Soldiers will volunteer at several veterans organizations to spend time with those who wore the uniform in the past.

• Noon, Wednesday, June 12

Pacific Army Week Golf Scramble — U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host a USAA-sponsored, 36-team golf scramble at Schofield Barracks’ Leilehua Golf Course, followed by a community open house reception at Leilehua Grill. Call 656-0114.

• 6 p.m., Thursday, June 13

Eagles vs. Sergeants Major Softball Game — Bring the kids and a picnic basket and enjoy a softball game. Come see whether the Eagles soar or if they get grounded by the Sergeants Major at Fort Shafter’s Takata Field.

• 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 14

Army Birthday Commemoration — Celebrate the 238th Army birthday at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki. Cocktail hour is 5:30-6:30 p.m. The formal portion of the evening begins at 6:30 p.m. Contact your unit representative for more details.

• Web Link

Pacific Army Week information is also available at!/pages/Pacific-Army-Week/109800352559321?fref=ts.

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