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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, June 18, 2001


Advertiser Staff and News Services


Soldiers heading for Mainland

About 200 soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division (Light) will deploy to Arizona and California today for a week-long exercise called "Kernel Blitz."

The exercise is designed to train soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, including parts of the 3rd Brigade, to occupy a staging area. They will coordinate and prepare to relieve Marines already on site at Naval Air Facility in El Centro, Calif.

The soldiers will spend three days preparing for the exercise at Yuma Proving Grounds in Yuma, Ariz, then three days in El Centro before returning to Schofield Barracks June 25.

Family Action conference held

Applying national standards to school curriculum and adding pediatricians at the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic were among the suggestions at the Hawai'i Army Family Action Planning Conference at Fort Shafter last month.

The annual conference addresses Hawai'i concerns. Recommendations on those issues were presented to Maj. Gen. James M. Dubik, commander, 25th Infantry Division (Light) and U.S. Army, Hawai'i.


Youth center work begins

Groundbreaking for a $3.5 million facility to serve Navy youth on O'ahu has taken place at the Navy's Catlin Park family housing area. The 11,500-square-foot center, said to be state-of-the-art, is scheduled to open by November.

The facility will include a kitchen, game area, teen lounge, three rooms for before- and after-school programs, a computer study room and space for classes and recreational activities.

The facility will be built by Korte Company, a design and construction firm from Highland, Ill. near Chicago. Work will be subcontracted locally.

The new youth center will be a hub for Navy youth programs.

JROTC academy begins today

The Hawai'i Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps begins the Seventh annual Hawai'i Leadership Academy today on board a berthing barge at Pearl Harbor Subase.

The academy will educate more than 80 cadets, ages 15 to 18, in sailing, water survival, orienteering, military drill, physical fitness and leadership. Cadets from Hawai'i, Guam, California, Nevada, Alaska and Japan are attending the academy.

Pearl City firm wins Navy job

S & M Sakamoto, Inc. of Pearl City was awarded a $20.5 million U.S, Navy contract to construct and design a training facility for a Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) Delivery Vehicle Team One and SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Dry Deck Shelter Operations Facility at Pearl City Peninsula.

The work is expected to be completed by June 2003.