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Defense Department successfully closes Blended Retirement System opt-in window

Defense Department successfully closes Blended Retirement System opt-in window

The Blended Retirement System opt-in enrollment period closed at midnight on Dec. 31, 2018, capping off the successful roll-out of a new retirement system for members of the uniformed services.  

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City encourages residents to use its free vehicle junking service

City encourages residents to use its free vehicle junking service

The city’s Department of Customer Services is reminding residents of its offer to accept their unwanted vehicles as junk. 

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Throwback to WWII, Army Greens uniform aims to instill pride in today’s generation

Throwback to WWII, Army Greens uniform aims to instill pride in today’s generation

The Army plans to issue a new World War II-style uniform starting the summer of 2020, as senior leaders look to sharpen the professional appearance of Soldiers and inspire others to join them.

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Getting a driver’s license or state ID can be quick and convenient

Getting a driver’s license or state ID can be quick and convenient

t’s the end of the notorious long wait in line for your license renewal.

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USARPAC holds ceremony honoring Australian generals

USARPAC holds ceremony honoring Australian generals

U.S. Army Pacific honored outgoing Deputy Commanding General-North, Maj. Gen. Roger J. Noble, and welcomed incoming Deputy Commanding General-North, Maj. Gen. Daniel F. McDaniel during a ceremony held Jan. 4, 2019.

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500th Military Intelligence Brigade (Theater) reviews events in 2018

500th Military Intelligence Brigade (Theater) reviews events in 2018

2018 has been another remarkable year for the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade-Theater (MIB-T). The brigade’s combined multi-discipline intelligence capabilities and interoperability has consistently strengthened its partnerships with U.S. allies throughout the Pacific Theater. 

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Tripler Medical Simulation Center earns reaccreditations

Tripler Medical Simulation Center earns reaccreditations

The Medical Simulation Center at Tripler Army Medical Center recently earned its reaccreditation from the American College of Surgeons as a comprehensive education institute, as well as a re-endorsement to serve as a simulation education network site by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

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2019 brings changes to military justice system

2019 brings changes to military justice system

A host of changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice became effective Jan. 1, modernizing definitions for many offenses, adjusting maximum penalties, standardizing court-martial panels, creating new computer-crime laws, and much more.

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Thrift Savings Plan allows catch-up contributions

Thrift Savings Plan allows catch-up contributions

Federal employees who participate in the Thrift Savings Plan and will turn age 50 during the year are eligible to make TSP catch-up contributions. 

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Recent Community Articles

Battleship Missouri Memorial to commemorate 75th anniversary

Battleship Missouri Memorial to commemorate 75th anniversary

On Saturday, January 26, the Battleship Missouri Memorial will commemorate two important anniversaries – the 75thAnniversary of the USS Missouri’s Launching and its 20th Anniversary as a living educational maritime museum at Pearl Harbor.

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Registration open for free lei making workshops in advance of Lei Day

Registration open for free lei making workshops in advance of Lei Day

Registration is now open for nearly two dozen free lei making workshops open to the public in advance of the 92nd Annual Lei Day Celebration.

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Great Aloha Run to celebrate 35 years in 2019

Great Aloha Run to celebrate 35 years in 2019

On your mark, get set, go! This coming Presidents’ Day, February 18, 2019, over 20,000 participants will take their places at the start line of the Hawai‘i Pacific Health Great Aloha Run (GAR).

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Good grades pay off for military kids with Exchange’s ‘You Made the Grade’ program

Good grades pay off for military kids with Exchange’s ‘You Made the Grade’ program

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program is rewarding military students who excel in the classroom during the 2018-19 school year.

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Molinari tells of the shame on the shelf

Molinari tells of the shame on the shelf

When it comes to trends, I operate on a standard five-to-ten-year delay. Hence, I refer to ink cartridges as “printer ribbons,” I’ve always wanted that hairstyle Jennifer Anniston had on “Friends,” and I still own a pair of dark-washed jeans. So, it’s no surprise that I never picked up on The Elf on the Shelf craze.

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A ‘new you’ is available at the commissary

A ‘new you’ is available at the commissary

The new year is a time for new beginnings, which for many often includes adopting a healthy diet and fitness routine following the holiday season.

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Molinari recalls that old car smell

Molinari recalls that old car smell

She served us well for thirteen years,” I thought wistfully, as my husband and I drove our 2005 Sienna minivan to the local Carmax to trade her in last week.

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Military shoppers can win chance to fire up the grill with celebrity Chef Robert Irvine

Military shoppers can win chance to fire up the grill with celebrity Chef Robert Irvine

It’s the time of the year for resolutions, and military exchanges and the commissary are teaming up to encourage families to get fit in 2019.

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RSSC-PAC community holds charity event

RSSC-PAC community holds charity event

After clearing the Food Pantry for Operation Holiday Joy, Director of the ASYMCA U.S. Army Schofield Barracks/Wheeler Army Airfield, Liane Haʻi considered making a run to the Hawai’i Food Bank to replenish shelves until RSSC-PAC pulled up with over $700 worth of nonperishable food items.

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Recent Health Articles

Some allotment payments affected by government shutdown

Some allotment payments affected by government shutdown

The partial government shutdown that began Dec. 22, 2018, affected allotments used by some TRICARE patients to pay enrollment fees and dental premiums.

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Do you know the difference between emergency vs. urgent care?

Do you know the difference between emergency vs. urgent care?

You feel lousy and know you need medical care.

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Join TRICARE for Jan. 15 Q&A on Facebook

Join TRICARE for Jan. 15 Q&A on Facebook

Do you have questions about preventive services that TRICARE covers? Here’s your chance to get some answers.

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Don’t let the flu get you, get your flu shot now

Don’t let the flu get you, get your flu shot now

Did you get your flu shot? If not, it isn’t too late. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season peaks between the months of December and February.

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Health-related behaviors survey to help shape military health

Health-related behaviors survey to help shape military health

Since Oct. 22, 2018, RAND Corp. has been sending out invitations to mailboxes and military email for the 2018 Health-Related Behaviors Survey.

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A ‘new you’ is available at the commissary

A ‘new you’ is available at the commissary

The new year is a time for new beginnings, which for many often includes adopting a healthy diet and fitness routine following the holiday season.

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Tripler Medical Simulation Center earns reaccreditations

Tripler Medical Simulation Center earns reaccreditations

The Medical Simulation Center at Tripler Army Medical Center recently earned its reaccreditation from the American College of Surgeons as a comprehensive education institute, as well as a re-endorsement to serve as a simulation education network site by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

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Recent Calendars

MWR Briefs

MWR Briefs

Events and programs from the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii.

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Upcoming events and programs of interest in the on- and off-post community.

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Traffic & Outages

Traffic & Outages

Provides traffic, construction and outage information.

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News Briefs

News Briefs

Send announcements for Soldiers and civilian employees to editor@hawaiiarmyweekly.com.

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Movies at Sgt. Smith Theater

Movies at Sgt. Smith Theater

Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks will be closed through October 31, 2018 during renovation work.

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