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| September 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Retiree Appreciation Day – Register for the annual Retiree Appreciation Day, Oct. 9, Nehelani. The program starts at 9 a.m. Guests may arrive earlier, starting at 8 a.m., to speak with representatives of military associations, federal and state agencies, and to obtain medical screenings. Speakers for the program include Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, commanding general, Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center; and Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. Advance payment of $16.50 per person is requested for guests ordering lunch. Call 655-1514/1585.

Road Closure — Leilehua Avenue between Macomb and Baldwin roads will be closed to vehicle traffic 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.

20 / Monday

Holiday Greetings — The Defense Media Activity’s Holiday Greeting Team will be at Tripler Army Medical Center, Sept. 20, to film messages to loved ones back on the mainland or serving in overseas assignments. All military and civilian personnel can visit Tripler’s Regimental Park, located to the right of the oceanside entrance, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., to film holiday messages. The team will request information cards be completed before filming, to include hometown or other media locations for televising the message. E-mail

Lane Closures — The resurfacing of Humphreys Road from Lyman Road to Kolekole Avenue begins Sept. 20, and ends Oct. 15. View a map and full details of road closures at Click on “Post Information” and then “Traffic Updates,” or call 656-2525.

24 / Friday

Town Hall — Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, will conduct two USAG-HI 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.

Soldiers Chapel — Help celebrate the Soldiers Chapel’s recent renovation by attending the rededication ceremony and open house celebration, Sept. 24, 4 p.m. The chapel was moved to its current location in 1925, and boasts a rare 1931 vintage pipe organ, one of only two of its kind in Hawaii. Call 655-9307.

28 / Tuesday

WASP inventory — The Wheeler Ammunition Supply Point will close Sept. 29–Oct. 8, for the end of year 100 percent close-out inventory. All units requiring munitions support for training during this time need to draw their required ammo by Sept. 28. 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 DOL Munitions Accountable Office, 656-1649, or the DOL Supply Branch Chief, 656-0817.

30 / Thursday

Puerto Rico Birth Certificates — The Government of Puerto Rico extended the validity of current Puerto Rico birth certificates through Sept. 30, 2010. Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System offices will only be accepting the new certified birth certificate for initial enrollment into DEERS.


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

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