Tropic Care members to hold career sessions

Those considering a future military or medical career are urged to attend

Air Force Maj. Robin Bautista checks Julius Rodrigues’ vision while Kula’s Rose Momoa has drops put in her eye by Capt. Alison Hixenbaugh on Thursday at a Tropic Care eye health screening clinic inside a University of Hawaii Maui College classroom. The health care program is providing no-cost medical, dental and vision exams at six sites countywide. Also working in the clinic are Maj. Marcy O’Neil and Lt. Col. John Murphy. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

The Maui News

Members of the U.S. armed services who are in the county for Tropic Care will be holding an informational session for middle and high school and college students interested in a military or medical career.

The events are set for Saturday throughout the county. The locations and meeting times follow:

• UH-Maui College Hale 216, Kahului, 1 to 3 p.m.

• Hana Community Center, Building A, 1 to 3 p.m.

Wailuku’s Julius Rodrigues has his vision checked by Air Force Maj. Robin Bautista on Thursday at UH-Maui College.

• Waiola Church, Lahaina, 1 to 3 p.m.

• St. Theresa Church, Kihei, 1 to 3 p.m.

• Mitchell Pauole Center, Kaunakakai, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Lanai County Gymnasium, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tropic Care is both a clinic and a training mission, allowing military service members to keep their medical training sharp while providing no-cost health care for the local community. The clinics started Aug. 11 and run through Sunday in the six locations across Maui, Molokai and Lanai where the informational sessions are held.

Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Sunday is a half-day — 8 to 11:30 a.m. in Central Maui, Hana, Molokai and Lanai, and 12 to 4 p.m. in Kihei and Lahaina. Dental services at the Molokai, Lanai and Hana sites will conclude Saturday.

No insurance, proof of income, residency or photo identification is needed, and patients are served on a first-come, first-served basis.

There are 343 soldiers, sailors airmen and Marines, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ophthalmologists, dentists and others from active and reserved ranks of the armed forces around the country participating in Tropic Care.

For more information, call Maui County Tropic Care 2018 Incident Commander Lynn Araki-Regan at 270-7855.