Vehicle passes are required for veterans at Tripler
Why do veterans have to get a parking pass to visit Tripler/VA and what do we need in order to get one?
Answer: The vehicle passes are a security measure enforced by the guards at the Tripler main gate. The passes are valid for six months and are checked each time you enter the gate. You must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, current registration and a current safety inspection. The passes are issued on the first floor of the VA Medical Clinic and E-wing of Tripler where the VA regional officer is located. For any questions regarding the passes, contact Officer William Hallam at 433-7600.
Q: I heard the VA has fitness classes. If so, what classes do they have and whom do I contact to participate?
A: The VA offers a meditation class that focuses on relaxation methods and internal health. The stretching class focuses on gaining flexibility, which can reduce the risk of injury to joints, muscles and tendons. The drumming classes incorporate excitement and exercise while moving to music created by the drums. All classes are one hour and water is provided. Family members are welcome to attend as well. Currently stretching classes are on Tuesdays at noon; meditation classes on Thursdays at 10 a.m.; and drumming classes on Thursdays at noon.
The VA Move! program allows veterans to use Tripler Army Medical Center's gym on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. You must be registered with the Move! program and accompanied by a Move! instructor. For more information about the VA Move! program and stretching classes, please contact Selina Sullivan or Joan Foley at 433-7676.
If you have questions about your benefits as a veteran, call Fred Ballard at the Veterans Affairs at 433-0049 or visit the VA Web site at www.va.gov/hawaii
or the Star-Bulletin at 529-4747.