With locations on all military installations, Armed Services YMCA offers deployment support programs, its award-winning after-school program Operation Hero, emergency financial assistance, Food for Families, Operation Kid Comfort and special events like father-daughter dances and summer camps. Please contact the branch nearest you for more information regarding these programs designed to help alleviate the stress associated with military life.
Family and MWR Hawaii is a valuable resource guide to family services for the soldiers, family members, retirees and DOD civilians stationed with the Army in Hawaii. For more information about special events, entertainment, dining, recreation, ongoing programs and support services, go to:
Tripler Army Medical Center is just north of Fort Shafter. For more information on family services at Fort Shafter, see the Fort Shafter chapter.
Basic legal assistance, such as notary services and powers of attorney, may be obtained by visiting the servicing legal offices at Tripler Army Medical Center, U.S. Army Pacific and 8th Theater Sustainment Command. The TAMC branch office, 808-433-5311, is in Room 222 in Wing 2D. Call the USARPAC legal office at 808-438-9470. Call the 8th TSC legal office at 808-438-2074.
Religious Support Office
Religious worship, programs, educational opportunities and pastoral care are available at RSO facilities on all principal Army installations in Hawaii.
Families arriving in Hawaii are invited to attend the many Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Buddhist services held weekly. Religious education opportunities are available for children, youth and adults.
For more information or a schedule of services, visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/rso. Call Tripler Chapel at 808-433-5727.