Aloha, Military Families & Students (AMFAS)
Excellent information about Hawaii schools is available in various locations, e.g. web sites, on site at schools, military organizations, etc. To ease the school transition stresses for students and parents relocating to Hawaii, a vehicle was needed to provide critical information as early in the Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move as possible. Prior to arrival, newly arriving parents have 'survival' needs to address (e.g. transportation, finding a home, enrolling in school, etc.) that make it unrealistic to attend an information session immediately upon arrival.
U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM)
U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) is a Unified Combatant Command of the Armed Forces of the United States. It encompasses about half the earth?s surface, stretching from the west coast of the U.S. to the western border of India, and from Antarctica to the North Pole. There are few regions as culturally, socially, economically, and geo-politically diverse as the Asia-Pacific. The 36 nations that comprise the Asia-Pacific region are home to more than fifty percent of the world?s population, three thousand different languages, several of the world?s largest militaries, and five nations allied with the U.S. through mutual defense treaties. Two of the four largest economies are located in the Asia-Pacific along with 10 of the 14 smallest. The AOR includes the most populous nation in the world, the largest democracy, and the largest Muslim-majority nation. More than one third of Asia-Pacific nations are smaller island nations that include the smallest republic in the world and the smallest nation in Asia.
JVEF (Joint Venture Education Forum)
JVEF is comprised of public school educators, and leaders from military commands, government, community and business.
MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) program information, policy and guidance designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers.
Hawaii 3R's (Repair, Remodel, Restore Our Schools)
In 2001, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye began a new initiative called Hawaii 3R's (Repair, Remodel and Restore Hawaii's public schools). Our mission is to bring outside financial and human resources together to tackle the approximate $640 million repair and maintenance backlog.
eHawaii.gov is the State of Hawaii's initiative to provide state and local government information and services to businesses and local citizens via the Internet.
The portal manager is the Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC. Our sole focus is to develop, manage and maintain web-based applications that make working with the government easier for the public.
eHawaii.gov was initially launched in 2000. Since then over 45 web-based applications have been deployed.
Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
AAFES is a joint military activity providing quality merchandise and services to active duty, guard and reserve members, military retirees and their Families at competitively low prices. AAFES returns earnings to the Army and Air Force to improve troops’ quality of life and to provide a dividend to support MWR programs.
Navy Exchange (NEX)
Established in 1946, our mission is to provide our customers quality goods and services at a savings and to support quality of life programs. The retail stores and many services offered by Navy Exchange Service Command makes it an important quality of life benefit to customers…active duty, family members, retirees, national guard, and reservists…around the world, both ashore and at sea.
Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS)
The Personal and Family Readiness Division (MR) under the staff cognizance of the Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs is responsible for providing policy, plans, resources, and direct support to Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) field activities for certain nonappropriated fund management and oversight functions, such as accounting, information technology, and construction. MR is also responsible for a number of military personnel services programs, such as: Casualty Assistance, DEERS Dependency Determination, Voting Assistance, Postal Services, and Personal Claims. MCCS delivers goods and service at over 2,250 facilities and has a staff of more than 12,000 employees worldwide.resources
ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. ED's 4,200 employees and $68.6 billion budget are dedicated to:
Council of State Governments (CSG)
Challenging times present many opportunities for innovation. The current economic crisis is no exception. The Council of State Governments was founded during the Great Depression and for more than 75 years, CSG has worked hard to provide state leaders with what they need to succeed in difficult times. The members of CSG include every elected and appointed state and territorial official in the United States.
The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community.
Army Hawaii Family Housing LLC
Army Hawaii Family Housing LLC is the largest Residential Communities Initiative project ever awarded by the U.S. Army. The project company was formed through a partnership between the Army and Actus Lend Lease, which brings together talent and innovation found in the private sector to help the Army achieve many of its goals such as improving the quality of life for its soldiers and conserving natural resources in areas they live and work in. Army Hawaii Family Housing has positioned itself as a progressive leader in developing and maintaining sustainable homes and communities.