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Absentee Voting Week — Absentee Voting Week, now through Oct. 4, encourages service members and civilians serving outside their home states to make their votes count. With all U.S. House of Representatives and some U.S. Senate seats at stake during the mid-term elections, Nov. 2, the Department of Defense’s Federal Voting Assistance Program has launched a new set of tools to connect voters with their state election processes. FVAP’s voting support program, launched this year, offers precinct-specific online ballots and submission instructions for the 19 states participating: Virginia, Utah, Montana, New Jersey, Nevada, Kansas, Mississippi, Washington, New Mexico, Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri, New York, Delaware, West Virginia, Idaho, Arkansas, Colorado and Tennessee. Visit

AER Referral — Starting today, all Army Emergency Relief requests from commanders should be submitted Monday-Friday, between 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Requests can be picked up the same duty day between 2-3:30 p.m. Requests submitted after 1 p.m. will be ready for pick up the following duty day between 2-3:30 p.m. Call Army Community Service at 655-4227.

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

5 / Tuesday

Redeployment Ceremony — The public is invited to welcome home the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Oct. 5, 10 a.m., at the wind tunnel located at 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Wheeler Army Airfield. The redeployment ceremony signifies the official return of the “Wings of Lightning” Brigade to Hawaii and the assumption of command from the 25th CAB rear detachment. Call the 25th CAB public affairs at 656-6663.

8 / Friday

GSA Store Closures — The General Services Administration stores at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Schofield Barracks will close, Oct. 8, 11 a.m, for organizational day. Stores will reopen Oct. 12. Shopping should be planned accordingly. Call 655-0280 or 448-8937.

WASP Inventory — The Wheeler Ammunition Supply Point is closed through Oct. 8, for the end of year 100-percent close-out inventory. Emergency issues will be handled on a case–by–case basis, and must be approved by the Directorate of Logistics’ Munitions Accountable Office, 656-1649, or the DOL supply branch chief, 656-0817.

9 / Saturday

Retiree Appreciation Day — Register for the annual Retiree Appreciation Day, Oct. 9, at the 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.


Free Training — Apply for the free “Winning Through Customer Service” and “Growing Leaders” courses offered through the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Workforce Development Office. To register, send in an SF-182 “Authorization, Agreement and Certification of Training” application and UWSP supplemental form through your respective directorate training point of contact to Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis; courses are limited to 25 employees per class. Call 655-9032.

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.

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.

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