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| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Today

Fort Shafter Gates — Due to the re-pavement of Hyland intersection up to Buckner Gate on Fort Shafter, traffic will be redirected through June 5. ID cardholders may enter through  the previous outbound lane of Buckner Gate, between 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visitors and trucks may enter and through Patton Gate. Outbound traffic will exit through the Wisser/Patch Gate by the post exchange gas station. Call 864-1469.

Kolekole Pass Closure — Kolekole Pass, connecting the Waianae Coast to Schofield Barracks through Naval Magazine-Lualualei, will be closed for training purposes, May 28. Motorists are encouraged to plan alternate commutes and allow additional travel time. Call 656-3152. 

Spike Strips Installation — Reverse directional spike strips will be installed at Lyman and Foote gates, Schofield Barracks, May 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exit traffic may be detoured to another gate. Inbound traffic will not be impacted. Call 656-6751/6750.

LES Review — Now is a good time for civilian pay employees to review their tax withholding information and deductions for the correct state and locality. Correct information is a personal responsibility, and changes can be made via MyPay or by calling 800-538-9043, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., EDT.

June

3 / Thursday

Employee Town Hall — All garrison employees are invited to attend a town hall with Col. Matthew Margotta, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii commander, June 3, at the Religious Activity Center, Building 344 on Fort Shafter, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; or June 8, at the Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Ammunition Inventory — The Wheeler Ammunition Supply Point will be closed June 3-11, for quarterly inventory. All units requiring munitions support for training need to draw the ammo or conduct turn-in by June 2. 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 656-1649/0817.

4 / Friday

Memorial Dedication Ceremony — Join the 8th Military Police Brigade during its Memorial Dedication Ceremony, June 4, 2 p.m., at the brigade headquarters, Building 759, at 455 Williston Ave., on Schofield Barracks.  The ceremony will pay tribute to those Soldiers who have lost their lives in defense of the nation during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Call 655-0157.

7 / Monday

Road Closures — Portions of  Ayres Avenue, from Cadet Sheridan Road to Abbot Street on Schofield Barracks, will be closed for road resurfacing, June 7-18. Call 656-2473.

8 / Tuesday

SFOD Recruiting — Attend the 1st Special Forces Operations Detachment-Delta (Airborne) recruiting briefings for the Fall 2010 Assessment and Selection Course, June 8, 10-11 a.m. or 2-3 p.m., at the Schofield Barracks Army Education Center, Yano Hall, Building 560, Room 220. The PT test is June 9, 7 a.m., Stoneman Field, in front of the bleachers with green shelter. The IQ test is June 9, 9:30-11 a.m., Schofield Barracks Army Education Center, Room 220. Ensure the chain of command is aware of your attendance. Attend the PT and IQ testing even if you are unable to attend the briefing. All MOSs are encouraged to apply because of the extremely unique mission of Delta’s operations. Soldiers need to be a male, specialist through master sergeant or captain; have at least 2.5 years time in service; be at least 21 years old; and have a GT score of at least 110 or higher, or able to raise the score to 110. Contact sof8.recruiter@us.army.mil or 910-643-5833.

9 / Wednesday

Musical Tribute — U.S. Army-Pacific is hosting a Musical Tribute to honor service members and families, June 9, 6 p.m., Kuroda Field, Fort DeRussy. The musical performance features two Hawaii community bands and three military bands: the U.S. Army Strolling Strings, the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band and the 25th Infantry Division Tropic Lightning Band. Discounted military parking is available at the Hale Koa Hotel or the Army Museum. Call 438-9761. 

45th Bde. Change of Command — Col. Clay Hatcher, commanding officer, 45th Sustainment Brigade, will relinquish command to Col. Diana Roberson at Hamilton Field, Schofield Barracks, June 9, at 10 a.m.

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