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AFAP 2012: Community matters

AFAP 2012: Community matters

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 2012 Army Family Action Plan conference concluded with a Report Out to garrison leaders at the Nehelani, here, Nov. 2.

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The Quiet Professionals: USAG-HI supports deployment cycle

The Quiet Professionals: USAG-HI supports deployment cycle

| February 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii provides support services, installation facilities, family housing, training and recreational centers for more than 94,000 Soldiers, family members, civilians employees and retirees stationed on Oahu and the Big Island.

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DFMWR supports Hawaii Soldiers and families before, during and after deployments

DFMWR supports Hawaii Soldiers and families before, during and after deployments

| February 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s mission is to provide for the well-being of the community. The directorate provides quality of life programs commensurate with the service of Soldiers and their family members.

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Blue Star Card offers many SKIES discounts

Blue Star Card offers many SKIES discounts

| October 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Wayne Yoshino
School Liaison Office

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — Blue Star Card holders can get up to $300 of free Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited classes, per child.

Hawaii has the second largest program in the nation and has hundreds of young people enrolled in these classes.

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CYSS, Blue Star Card support families during deployment

CYSS, Blue Star Card support families during deployment

| October 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Army family members participate in PT in the Park during a Month of the Military Child event held in April at Schofield Barracks. Sponsored by FMWR, the event was filled with child-friendly physical activities such as jumping, running and dancing – all to enhance their quality of life and health. (Courtesy of Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation) SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — For many military families, child care is a necessity, and quality child care is more important than ever, especially with deployments now becoming a way of life.

Established in 2007, the Army Family Covenant’s goal has been to provide quality of life services and support to those who serve and their families. Since that time, registration for Child, Youth and School Services has been free for all families.

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Army Family Covenant: Supporting Soldiers, families and civilians

Army Family Covenant: Supporting Soldiers, families and civilians

| October 29, 2010 | 0 Comments
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — Spc. James Murphy plants a big kiss on his wife, Amber, during a specially planned “First Kiss” ceremony at the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command redeployment ceremony, here, Dec. 9, 2009. (Sgt. Maj. Terry Anderson | File Photo)SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The Army Community Service Program, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, offers community-oriented, social service programs that help Soldiers and their families. 

 

Ranging from teaching new spouses about the Army to how to save money, ACS offers a wide variety of programs and classes. Call ACS at 655-4227 or visit www.mwrarmyhawaii.com to learn more about the classes and programs:

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FRGs keep the homefires burning during deployments

FRGs keep the homefires burning during deployments

| October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

FRG members from the 34th Sapper Co., 65th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC, pose at their food tent at the Tropic Lightning Museum’s Living History Day, Oct. 9, at Schofield Barracks. The FRG set up the food tent as a fundraiser.SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Family readiness groups in Army-Hawaii exemplify promises made in the Army Family Covenant.

As a commander’s program, FRGs build unit cohesion and readiness through disseminating timely and accurate information from unit commanders to Soldiers and family members. 

A friendlier, more “warm, fuzzy feeling” kind of explanation is that FRGs are like families, said Melissa Parnell, co-leader of the FRG belonging to the 34th Sapper Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

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AFC continues its commitment to provide resources to families

AFC continues its commitment to provide resources to families

| October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s primary goal is to improve the quality of life of its Soldiers and families, especially as, since 2004, Hawaii’s Soldiers and families have experienced continuous deployments resulting in rising levels of stress. 

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FMWR at forefront of Army Family Covenant programs

FMWR at forefront of Army Family Covenant programs

| October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

MulburyWHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — The Army Family Covenant was signed here in Hawaii three years ago in a ceremony with the Army’s vice chief of staff and senior Hawaii Army leaders.  This covenant is a pact – by Army leadership – pledging to provide a quality of life commensurate to the quality of service asked of our Soldiers and their families. 

AFC’s commitment to its Soldiers and families is paramount here at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. Since the covenant was signed in 2007, the garrison’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs have been at the forefront in implementing the covenant’s initiatives.

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Tripler offers innovative, new initiatives under AFC

Tripler offers innovative, new initiatives under AFC

| October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Tripler continues its commitment to quality health care by adding new services such as its two new disaster response trailers at Tripler and the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic. The trailers provide emergency medical treatment in military and civilian communities. (Courtesy Photo)HONOLULU — Tripler Army Medical Center has several initiatives in place to support the Army Family Covenant’s promise of increasing the accessibility to and the quality of health care.

Among these is the long-standing Augmentation of Special-Needs Services and Information for Students and Teachers, or the ASSIST program. 

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