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27 / Friday

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


1 / Wednesday

Town Hall Meetings — Dates and times for the Oahu North Community Director’s Town Hall meetings and the Oahu North PX/Commissary/Nehelani Advisory Council meetings follow: 

•ONCD Town Hall: Sept. 1, 6:30-8 p.m., at the large Post Conference Room, Schofield Barracks; 

•ONCD PX/Commissary/

Nehelani Advisory Council, Sept. 6, 10:15-11:15 a.m., at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks, and Dec. 6, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Nehelani. Town Hall meetings provide information about community events, security, housing updates, deployment and much more. Call 655-0497.

2 / Thursday

Brig. Gen.  Promotion — Col. William Scott, 311th Signal commander, will be promoted to brigadier general in a ceremony on Fort Shafter’s historic Palm Circle, Sept. 2, 2:15 p.m. A reception will immediately follow at the Hale Ikena Golf Course Clubhouse.


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, 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, call DSN 312-688-5780 or e-mail

Deployment Books and Audio Books — The Sgt. Yano Library on Schofield Barracks will issue paperback books and Play-away preloaded digital audio book 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.

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.” 

CID Recruiting — Want to become a special agent with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command? Call 655-1989 or visit

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