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| September 9, 2010 | 0 Comments



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9/11 Salute — Plan to attend the 9/11 commemoration ceremony at Fort Shafter’s historic Palm Circle parade field, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m. 

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Road Closure — Leilehua Avenue between Macomb and Baldwin roads will be closed to vehicle traffic from Sept. 13 through Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., for completion of security upgrades. Macomb Gate will remain open. Plan for additional travel time in case of traffic.  Call 656-6751/6750.

14 / Tuesday 

Signal Corps Regimental Week — Celebrate the 150th Birthday of the Signal Corps; 311th Signal Command events include,

•“Ragged Old Flag,” a regimental address at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks, Sept. 14, 3 p.m., followed by a social at 4 p.m., at the Kolekole Bar & Grill.

•The U.S. Army-Pacific Run on Fort Shafter, Sept. 15,  6:30 a.m. 

•Four-person team Golf Scramble held at Coral Creek Golf Course, Sept. 15, 12 p.m. Call 438-3946 or 438-3894.

•A prayer breakfast at the Hale Ikena Golf Course Clubhouse, Sept. 16, 7 a.m.

•The Enterprise Service Management Framework grand opening ceremony in the 516th Conference Room, Building T-112, Fort Shafter, Sept. 16, 1 p.m. 

•A senior leadership conference held at Fort Shafter’s Richardson Theatre, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.

For additional event information contact 438-4095 or

16 / Thursday

Military Scholarship Night — Military Scholarship Night will be held at James B. Castle High School, Kaneohe, Sept. 16, 6-9 p.m. Call 655-8326. 

First-Termers — Financial Management Training is a mandatory eight-hour financial management course for first-term Soldiers, to provide them with a strong financial foundation. The next class is Sept. 16, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Building 1599, Room 115, Fort Shafter Flats. Call 438-4499 to register.

24 / Friday

Town Hall — Col. Douglas Mulbury will conduct two U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii employee town hall meetings to provide updates and new garrison information. 

•Sept. 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks.

•Sept. 28, 1-2 p.m., Religious Activities Center, Fort Shafter.


Hawaii Military Child Survey — The Hawaii Military Child Survey, which focuses on Hawaii military service personnel and their school-age children, is available at The study explores a range of issues related to schooling and education (academics, safety, school climate and parental involvement), expectations (such as what people had heard about Hawaii schools, life in Hawaii and educational expectations), and family and child history. Call 438-4177. 

Civilian GAT — The Global Assessment Tool, or GAT, is now available for Army civilians. The civilian GAT provides immediate results that allow individuals to identify their personal strengths and weaknesses. Individuals can immediately begin training on online comprehensive resilience modules. Visit or call 438-4177.

Voting Assistance — The Federal Voting Assistance Program, opened its 24/7 call center, which makes voting information accessible to voters living in various time zones and ensures that all issues are addressed. Voters can call (800) 438-VOTE, e-mail or chat online at to access an easy flow of absentee voting assistance and information. Soldiers can also contact their unit voting assistance officers. Call 655-8945.

ACAP Briefings — Visit the Army Career and Alumni Program to learn if you are eligible for a pre-separation briefing or if you are interested in job assistance workshops. Go to 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

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. 

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 discounts at FMWR facilities and activities throughout the deployment. Visit

Uniform Guidance — Soldiers are reminded to wear their Class B uniforms while visiting the USS Arizona Memorial. Personnel may be turned away if not dressed appropriately.


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