Workshops Support Spouses

The deadline is fast approaching for military spouses to sign up for the annual Joint Spouses Conference (JSC), set for Oct. 5 at Schofield Barracks.

Registration deadline is 7 p.m. Aug. 12. Visit to get a spot and sign up for the activities.

As a non-profit organization, JSC’s mission is to provide educational and informational workshops for spouses of active duty, reserve, National Guard and retirees from armed services. The organization also includes spouses of international military officers assigned to a U.S. military unit.

The conference is designed to enrich, enlighten and empower attendees in their roles as spouses, parents, professionals and community leaders.

“While our lifestyle is inherently challenging, there are incredible opportunities that come our way people,” stated JSC director Sheila Johnson. “And, one of those is living in Hawaii.

“This year’s conference will challenge spouses to try something new, do something different, learn a new skill and meet new people.”

This year’s JSC offers a variety of activities, guest speakers, an information expo, a light breakfast, lunch, and a wrap-up party with entertainment.

Workshops include a hands-on Thai cooking class, a North Shore water adventure with stand up paddling, kayaking and water war on a floating air mattress; Mixology 101 to share the secrets of perfect tropical cocktails, and a historic trolley tour of Schofield Barracks.

For details, consult the JSC 2013 Facebook page.