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25th Infantry Division Change of Command —
Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., commanding general, 25th ID, will relinquish command to Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux at Schofield’s Sills Field, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m.
An awards ceremony precedes the change of command ceremony at 9:45 a.m. The event will be followed by a Division welcome reception at the Schofield Nehelani at 11:30 a.m.

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Preretirement Orientation —
The Retirement Services Office will hold a preretirement orientation, Feb. 25, 8-11:30 a.m., at the Soldiers’ Support Center, Building 750, Schofield Barracks. This orientation is for Soldiers with 18 or more years of active service. Spouses of applicable Soldiers are also encouraged to attend. Call 655-1585/1514.

Ammo Supply Point Closure — The Wheeler Ammunition Supply Point will be closed from Feb. 25–March 5 for the Quarterly 100-percent inventory. All units requiring munitions support for training during this time need to draw their required ammo no later than Feb. 25. The Training Ammunition Vehicle Holding Area will be available for munitions storage during this time. Emergency issues will be handled on a case-by-case basis, and must be approved by the Directorate of Logistics Munitions Accountable Office at 656-1649, or the DOL Supply branch chief at 656-0817.

KoleKole Pass Closure — Kolekole Pass will be closed Feb. 25-27 to allow for live-fire training. Also, movement from Lualualai to KoleKole will not be permitted during these dates. 

Fort Shafter PXMarket Repavement Project — Contractors will begin Phase II of the repaving/restriping project of the Fort Shafter PXMarket parking lot Feb. 22-28, which will affect the parking lot on the west side (Pierce Street). Detour signs will be redirecting patrons to enter via Wisser/Arsenal, near the gas station.


Tax Center — The Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter tax centers are open to all service members, family members, and retirees. Schofield Barracks hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., on a walk-in basis only. The Schofield Barracks Tax Center is located in Building 648. Call 655-1040 for information.  
The Fort Shafter Tax Center is located in Building 1599, Fort Shafter Flats. Fort Shafter hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., by appointment only. Call 655-1040 to make an appointment.

E-File Now Available — This popular electronic tax return delivery service is open for business. To access Free File through the Internal Revenue Service Web site, visit and click on “Free File.”

Commanders Referral Program — Commanders and first sergeants can approve up to $1,000 of basic living expenses for Army Emergency Relief. AER offers a training course for commanders and first sergeants. Classes are held from 9–9:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Army Community Service, or ACS, Building 2091, Schofield Barracks. Call 655-4ACS (655-4227) to register.

ACAP Briefings — The Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP, hosts Veterans Affairs briefings twice a month at the ACAP Center from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The ACAP Center is located on Schofield Barracks at the Soldier Support Center, Building 750, 1st Floor, Room 134. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit















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