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| June 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

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12 / Saturday 

235th Army Birthday Commemoration — Polish your shoes and dust off your blues for the U.S. Army-Pacific’s 235th Army Birthday Commemoration, June 12, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. The celebration is open to all active duty, National Guard, Reserve, Department of the Army civilians, contractors, family members, retirees and veterans. For anyone wishing to remain overnight at the hotel, a reduced rate of $149 is offered. Entertainment includes the Army’s Strolling Strings Band, a DJ and USARPAC’s Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year. Visit

14 / Monday

Garrison Change of Command — Col. Matthew Margotta commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, will relinquish command to Col. Douglas Mulbury at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, June 14, at 10 a.m. The public is invited to the ceremony.

15 / Tuesday

POSH — Civilian employees and military and civilian supervisors need to attend mandatory Prevention of Sexual Harassment, No Fear Act and Equal Employment Opportunity training sessions. Call 655-9382. Fort Shafter employee sessions are June 15, 8:30-9:30 a.m. or 1-2 p.m.; or June 16, 10-11 a.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m., at the Hale Ikena. Fort Shafter supervisor sessions are June 15, 10-11 a.m., or 2:30-3:30 p.m.; or June 16, 8:30-9:30 a.m. or 1-2 p.m., at the Hale Ikena. Schofield Barracks employee sessions are at the Sgt. Smith Theater, June 24, 8:30-9:30 a.m. or 1-2 p.m.; or June 25, 10-11 a.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m. Schofield Barracks supervisor sessions are at the Sgt. Smith Theater, June 24, 10-11 a.m., or 2:30-3:30 p.m.; or June 25, 8:30-9:30 a.m. or 1-2 p.m.

17 / Thursday

Preretirement Brief — The semiannual preretirement orientation is June 17, 8-11:30 a.m., Soldier Support Center, Schofield Barracks, Building 750. This orientation is for Soldiers and spouses with 18 or more years of active service. Representatives will answer individual questions following the briefing, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Disabled American Veterans, the Hawaii Office of Veterans Services, the Social Security Administration, the Transportation Office, Defense Military Pay Office, Army Career and Alumni Program, Education Services, the Schofield Barracks Transition Center, and Tricare Health Benefits. RSVP is required. Call 655-1585/1514.

18 / Friday

715th MI Change of Command — Lt. Col. Parker Pritchard,  commander, 715th Military Intelligence Battalion, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. David Perrine at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, June 18, at 10 a.m.

DFAC — Fort Shafter’s Paradise Haven Dining Facility will permanently close its doors after lunch, June 18.

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

21 / Monday

Second Career Marketing — The Army Career and Alumni Program is sponsoring a “Marketing Yourself for a Second Career” seminar, June 21, 9–11:30 a.m., at the 8th TSC Conference Room, Fort Shafter. An expert on transitioning from the military to civilian employment will present this seminar for service members and spouses. This lecture is presented annually and is up-to-date, hard-hitting and sharply focused, especially for those separating or retiring within three years or less. E-mail or call 655-8945. 

Road Construction — Portions of  Ayres Avenue, from Abbot Street to Waianae Avenue on Schofield Barracks, will be closed for road resurfacing, June 21-30. Bragg Street will temporarily be converted to a two-way street for residents of Patrick Henry Court, Thomas Jefferson Court and Betsy Ross Court. Call 656-2473.

24 / Thursday

USAG-PTA Change of Command — Lt. Col. Warline Richardson, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Roland Niles at the Post Theater, Building 91, Pohakuloa Training Area, June 24, at 10 a.m.


Blue Star Card — The Blue Star Card is a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation deployment discount card for spouses of deployed Soldiers. The cards offer spouses discounts at FMWR facilities, activities and special events throughout the deployment. Visit

Army CID Recruiting — Interested in becoming a special agent with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command? Visit or call 655-1989.

Military OneSource Counseling — Military OneSource offers nonmedical behavioral health counseling sessions for service members and their families. The counseling sessions apply to face-to-face counseling through affiliate providers and telephone and online consultations. Visit or call 800-342-9647. 

Special Forces Recruiting — If you have an interest in joining the Army’s Special Forces, visit the Special Forces Recruiting Team, building 2082, Schofield Barrack or call 655-4397/5809.

ACAP Briefings — Visit the Army Career and Alumni Program to learn if you are good to go with a preseparation briefing or job assistance workshop at the Soldier Support Center, building 750, Room 134, on Schofield Barracks. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 655-1028 or visit  

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

Found Property — The Provost Marshal Office has recovered personal property items. Call 655-8255 to claim belongings of Soldiers or family members on Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter. The found items include unregistered bicycles. Call 655-8255.

Motorcycle Safety Program — U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii  has training classes on creating and managing a unit motorcycle safety program and “train as you ride” programs. E-mail or call 655-6746.

Deployed OCIE Turn-in — Soldiers and redeploying personnel can turn in organizational clothing and equipment to in-theater Central Issues Facilities, if, within 60 days of returning to home-station, they have a permanent change of station or expiration of term of service. 

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