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| August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

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16 / Monday

SB CIF Closure — The Schofield Barracks Central Issue Facility is closed for its annual 100 percent inventory, Aug. 4-13; it will reopen Aug. 16. Call 655-8120 or 655-1223.

18 / Wednesday

Safety Stand Down  — A Safety Stand Down for U.S. Army-Pacific is scheduled for Aug. 18, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter. Topics include sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide prevention. Call the Substance Abuse Policy Research Program office at 655-1718.

27 / Friday

Comedy Stop — Listen to Army Substance Abuse Program comedians, Aug. 27, 10–11:30 a.m., at the Sgt. Smith Theater. Each individual attending will receive two hours of ASAP training. Call 655-8322/6047.
Comedians may audition at The audience will decide the winner.

Deploying Units — The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is available to come to pre-deployment family readiness group meetings to explain the benefits of the Blue Star Card program and to answer questions. Call 655-0002.

25th ID Values — Enter the 2nd Tropic Lightning Values photo contest that runs through Sept. 1. Soldiers can submit photographs of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers depicting Army values, which will be used for posters and publicity items. For entry rules, call 655-8780, e-mail or visit the Division Retention Office at 1586 Trimble Rd., Building 585, Schofield Barracks.

Regimental Ball — Contact 656-0358 or, or visit to register for the 311th Theater Signal Command regimental ball. This event will be held at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa in Ko Olina, Sept. 17, 5-11 p.m. Cost is $65; dress is formal attire. Day care will be available.

Dealing With Stress — Visit the Employee Assistance Program office, Building 2091, Schofield Barracks, for help and ideas for dealing with stress or other issues affecting job performance. Call 655-6047/6046.
Water Conservation Notice — Residents and building occupants on Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield and Helemano Military Reservation are to conserve water due to a major water-valve leak. Water should be used for essential purposes only. Residents should refrain from watering lawns or washing cars until further notice. The Directorate of Public Works is working to resolve the problem. Once resolved, restrictions will be lifted. Call 655-0591.

Recycling — The Army Recycling Center now accepts magazines, brochures, catalogs and other glossy paper products for recycling. Items will be collected when customers request a regular pickup. To learn more about on-post recycling efforts, go to, and click on “sustainability.”

ACAP Briefings — Visit the Army Career and Alumni Program to learn if you are good to go with a pre-separation briefing or if you are interested in job assistance workshops 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

Fort Shafter ACS Closure — The Fort Shafter Flats Army Community Service office will be closed until further notice. ACS services are available at the Tripler Army Medical Center office, Building 127A, Krukowski Road. For Army Emergency Relief assistance, call 438-4499 or 655-4227.

Commanders Referral Program
— Commanders and first sergeants can learn more about the Army Emergency Relief program by signing up for the AER training course. Classes are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 9-9:30 a.m., at Army Community Service, or ACS, Building 2091, Schofield Barracks. Call 655-4ACS (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 offers 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.

West Point Recruitment — If you’re interested in becoming a West Point cadet, you must be a U.S. citizen, unmarried, with no legal obligation to support dependents; not be older than 23 years of age on July 1 of the year you are entering the U.S. Military Academy; of high moral character; and have a sincere interest in becoming an officer.  For more details, contact Maj. Brian Easley, DSN 312-688-5780, or

Network Service Interruption — The 311th Signal Command is working to improve classified and unclassified networks, and network infrastructure for continued reliability, and to increase the size and processing power of e-mail and data file servers. Users may experience short-term interruption of services. Your first line of support is at the unit level, by your unit’s information management officer, or IMO, and the S-6/G-6 staff section.

Deployment Books and Audio Books — The Sgt. Yano Library on Schofield Barracks will issue paperback books and Playaway pre-loaded digital audiobook kits to deploying units. Call 655-9143.

Military Decals — All drivers who live on, work on, or frequently use Army installations, need to register their vehicles at an Army Vehicle Registration Office for an official military vehicle decal. Vehicles without a decal will be routed to a Visitor Control Center for a temporary pass. Call 656-5398, 655-9496 or 438-2230.

Soldier Stories — Tripler Army Medical Center is looking for Soldiers to tell their stories about their battles with and recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder or other behavioral health issues resulting from combat tours. The testimonials collected will encourage Soldiers to come forward and seek medical care. E-mail or call 433-2809.

Lunch Wagons — Army and Air Force Exchange Service is now offering three lunch wagons at Schofield Barracks.
•Kiani’s is located behind the Commissary;
•Ono Local Foods is located at the Soldier Support Center, Building 750; and
•Chiqui’s Surf Grill is located at Building 1492, near Leader’s Field and Hauula Street.
Call 423-4552/7302.

Uniform Guidance — Soldiers are reminded to wear their Class B uniforms while visiting the USS Arizona Memorial, as a sign of resp
ect and to preserve the sanctity of the memorial. Military personnel may be turned away if not dressed appropriately for the memorial.

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

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

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 1-800-538-9043, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., EDT.

Resale Lot — The Schofield Barracks Vehicle Resale Lot has relocated to Wheeler Army Airfield, near the Kawamura Gate entrance. It’s the only authorized location to position vehicles for resale. Call 655-0497.

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

Military OneSource — 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 as well as through telephone and online consultations. Call 1-800-342-9647 or visit

Puerto Rico Birth Certificates
— The Government of Puerto Rico extended the validity of current Puerto Rico birth certificates for three months through Sept. 30, 2010. Puerto Rico birth certificates issued prior to June 30, 2010 were scheduled to become invalid on July 1, 2010. Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System offices will only be accepting the new certified birth certificate for initial enrollment into DEERS.

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