Big Island Currently Hosting “Pacific Endeavor” Workshop for Testing Military Communications and Information Systems

It’s pretty cool that are own Military is embracing social media, blogs, and twitter. I recently started following the @PacificCommand tweets and I asked them to let me know of any Big Island operations that might be going on.

It was nice to see that they were very responsive and actually sent me a link to their blog the U.S. Pacific Command to show that some action is going on now that I didn’t know about.

“More than a dozen countries from throughout Asia-Pacific will be represented when Pacific Endeavor, a workshop designed to allow opportunities for the testing of compatibility and interoperability of military communications and information systems, begins Aug. 10 on Hawaii’s Big Island

…In addition to the U.S., participating countries include: Australia; Bangladesh; Indonesia; Japan; Maldives; Malaysia; Mongolia; Nepal; New Zealand; the Philippines; Singapore; South Korea; Sri Lanka; and Thailand…

Full blog posting here at the U.S. Pacific Command Blog

Saturday Evening Viewing Special

You folks got to see this… nuff said:

Kseniya Simonova:

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Here is a couple of her lesser known pieces:

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In the Spirit of Damien and Mother Marianne

In the Spirit of Damien and Mother Marianne

Producer/Director/Editor – Sally Lundburg

Executive Producer – The Office of Social Ministry

Since it’s creation in 2000, In the Spirit of Damien has raised immeasurable funds and awareness for Mobile Care, a dental clinic for the under served that operates out of the two mobile vans on the island of Hawaii. Told through the stories of it’s patients, this ten-minute documentary gives a voice to the critical need for dental care for the poor on the island of Hawaii.

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County Doing Survey on The Path to Zero Waste

I just noticed that the county is doing the following survey:

Hawai`i County Integrated Resources and Solid Waste Management Plan, the Path to Zero Waste

Here is an example of a couple of the questions you can find on this survey:

How familiar are you with the County of Hawai`i’s Integrated Resources and Solid Waste Management Plan Update (The Path to Zero Waste)?

The County of Hawai`i would like to know how much you support/agree with the following ways of reducing waste.

The County of Hawai`i would like to know how much you support/agree with the following ways to improve the collection and transfer of waste materials.

The survey only takes a few minutes to fill out and you can’t complain about things in the future if you don’t take part in simple things like this now. So click below and take part in this survey being done.
County Survey