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Tropic Lightning strikes for Best Ranger honors

Tropic Lightning strikes for Best Ranger honors

“As cliché as it sounds, without your buddy, you wouldn’t make it through,” Bergman said.

8th TSC determines best warriors in tough competition

8th TSC determines best warriors in tough competition

Four junior enlisted and four noncommissioned officers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command tested their mettle in the weeklong 2014 8th TSC Best Warrior Competition, here, April 7-11.

Sustainment drill develops strategic relationships

Sustainment drill develops strategic relationships

Berdou said the event was very beneficial because flag officers from different services do not often get to interact as a group due to geography, space and time differences.

Tax Center closes for 2014 season

Tax Center closes for 2014 season

According to Parent, the Schofield Barracks Tax Center serviced approximately 2,600 clients between Jan. 31 and April 15, with a total of $5 million tax refunds (both federal and state) processed.

Recent Community Articles

‘What does it mean to you to be a military child?’

‘What does it mean to you to be a military child?’

Aloha, my name is Sienna Burch. I am 14 years old. My father has served in the U.S. Army for 15 long years.

Aviators amaze, share experiences with young keiki

Aviators amaze, share experiences with young keiki

The 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, graciously hosted the tour and let the children and staff visit a hangar that housed various examples of the battalion’s aircraft.

IPC celebrates observance at Schofield, Shafter, 4-23 & 26

IPC celebrates observance at Schofield, Shafter, 4-23 & 26

Get ready for the 7th Annual Earth Day Festival.
This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, and twice the fun with two events planned

Earth Month Activities

Earth Month Activities

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be hosting numerous events for its third annual Earth Month celebration.

Recent Columns

Griffin went from mullet to mentor

Griffin went from mullet to mentor

If we can coach and teach our Soldiers and children to be better mentors, leaders, human beings and, eventually, parents and spouses, than we strive to be, then we have succeeded.

Easter can teach couples  resiliency

Easter can teach couples resiliency

Establish new patterns of resiliency, which is in essence a way to change and overcome things that affect you.

Halverson takes command of IMCOM from Ferriter

Halverson takes command of IMCOM from Ferriter

Lt. Gen. David Halverson took command of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) from Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter during a ceremony, Tuesday, on MacArthur Parade Field, Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), Fort Sam Houston.

Common sense helps deter theft from vehicles

Common sense helps deter theft from vehicles

Criminals, like tactical threats, plan to exploit weaknesses in security and take advantage of softer targets.

Recent Health Articles

Garrisons partner with DEA for ‘Drug Take-Back Day’

Garrisons partner with DEA for ‘Drug Take-Back Day’

Army installations across the U.S. are once again partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement agencies, Saturday, April 26, in support of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Commissary offers MOMC fun

Commissary offers MOMC fun

Nearly 1,000 kindergartners wiggled and giggled in anticipation of the “extra-special surprise guest” slated to make an appearance at any moment inside the Hale Kula Elementary School cafeteria, here, Tuesday.

TRICARE now dental online

TRICARE now dental online

TRICARE has offered online enrollment for TRICARE Prime for several years, and it now offers online enrollment for two of its dental programs: the TRICARE Dental Program and the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program.

‘Oncology on Canvas’ helps paint journey at TAMC

‘Oncology on Canvas’ helps paint journey at TAMC

Service members, families, patients and survivors joined together to use art as a way to reflect during the eighth annual Oncology on Canvas event, April 12.

Recent Online Exclusives

‘What does it mean to you to be a military child?’

‘What does it mean to you to be a military child?’

Aloha, my name is Sienna Burch. I am 14 years old. My father has served in the U.S. Army for 15 long years.

10 from TAMC earn EFMB

10 from TAMC earn EFMB

Ten Tripler Army Medical Center medical personnel graduated the 25th Infantry Division’s Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) course during a ceremony at Schofield Barracks, April 11.

‘Oncology on Canvas’ helps paint journey at TAMC

‘Oncology on Canvas’ helps paint journey at TAMC

Service members, families, patients and survivors joined together to use art as a way to reflect during the eighth annual Oncology on Canvas event, April 12.

JROTC offers way to achieve success in school, life

JROTC offers way to achieve success in school, life

Inner-city areas have a bad rap for everything from violence and drug abuse, to poor education systems and lack of employment opportunities.

Recent Calendars and Briefs

News Briefs: April 18, 2014

News Briefs: April 18, 2014

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Traffic Report: April 18, 2014

Traffic Report: April 18, 2014

Today
Chill Factor — Wheeler’s Whitman Road from Wright Avenue to the parking lot entrance will be closed, 8 a.m.-noon, to remove the chiller at Bldg. 118.

19 / Saturday
Power Barred — A power outage for Wheeler and Schofield is scheduled. The Tropic Lightning Museum will be closed, and Wheeler circuits 33-42 will be without power 6:30-8 a.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Schofield will be without power 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If your area is not listed, or does not have a back-up generator, it will be out 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Circuits unaffected, by the numbers, are 3-Quad A, gas station/shoppette; 6-Mendonca housing, 364 shopette; 7-Area A housing quarters 30-38; 9-MEDCOM; 11-500 block housing; 14-500 block housing, 9000 block housing; 15-Hamilton Housing, 9000 block housing; 18-Generals Loop; 19-500 block; 21–Commissary; 33-Akolea Point Housing; 34-McMahan Village; 35-Hendrickson and Maili housing; 37-Hali Nani and Kaena housing; 40–Porter and Kalakaua housing; and 42-Moyer housing.

21 / Monday
Less a Lyman Lane — A partial road closure along Schofield’s Lyman Road will be in effect, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., through April 28. Activities during this time include asphalt paving, cutting, demolition and the installation of crosswalk equipment. Flag personnel will be on-site for this work, and traffic will be stopped for pedestrians to walk around the work area.

24 / Thursday
Hour Without Power — The installation of a new meter and associated devices is scheduled to occur at Fort Shafter’s Bldg. 520, at 1 p.m. The Corps of Engineers contract directive for this project requires a one-hour power outage to occur during installation.

May

5 / Monday
Stuck in a Loop, Part 1 — There will be full road closures at Fort Shafter Flats’ Loop and Annex roads for utility and flood mitigation structures installation. Loop Road will be closed in both directions, from the Loop and Stream roads intersection to just west of the gate for Bldg. X1508.
The primary detour for Loop Road will be Mokumoa Street. Annex Road will be closed in both directions, from the Loop and Stream Road intersection to the intersection of Signal Street and Stream Road.
Closures for both Loop and Annex Roads will be through Feb. 28, 2015.
[ESTRELLA/AIKO: Map TR1 for this bullet placed on server.]

Stuck in a Loop, Part 2 — Schofield’s Pu’u Hapapa Loop closes at its intersection with Kolekole Avenue, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., weekdays (except holidays), until May 19.
Traffic on Pu’u Hapapa will be for local traffic only. Through traffic along Kolekole will be maintained with flaggers controlling traffic for alternating flow.
The road closure and lane closure are necessary for the Design/Build contractor on the Kalakaua Phase 3 Neighborhood Housing Project to install a new drain line across Pu’u Hapapa Loop.

LeiLehua Limited — Portions of Schofields Leilehua Avenue will be closed to install traffic calming devices. All side roads off Leilehua will be open during construction.
There will be a full road closure of Leilehua, May 7-29, at a portion near Dawson and a portion near McAndrewoad Closure for portions of Leilehua Avenue, Schofield Barracks.
Another full road closure takes place, May 30-June 23, at a portion near Kline and a portion near Baldwin.
But wait, there’s more! June 24-July 17 will see one more full road closure fronting Bldg. 645.

Ongoing

Wheeler— A maintenance and repair project will require a road closure, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., from now to April 30. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit from the Eastman/Wright roads intersection.
Traffic entering Old Kamehameha Highway will detour on Eastman Road.
Personnel working in the trailers near the project will enter/exit on Eastman Road and detour around to return to the main road on Wright Avenue.
At the end of each workday, the road will reopen, with steel plates covering the work area for normal traffic flow.

Earth Month Activities

Earth Month Activities

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be hosting numerous events for its third annual Earth Month celebration.

Easter Week Services

Easter Week Services

All Soldiers and family members are invited to attend various Easter celebrations now through April 27.

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