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| October 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Make a Difference — Here’s your chance to make a difference. Adopt a one-day community project for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s “Make a Difference Day,” Oct. 23. This national event provides a perfect opportunity for Soldiers and their families to get involved in their communities. Also, directors, managers and supervisors are encouraged be a part of this team effort to reach out to the Army community. Units, offices and individuals can call 655-1657 or e-mail

Lane Closures — Hum-phreys Road from Lyman Road to Kolekole Avenue is being resurfaced 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.


Education Study — Pacific Command, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, has launched the Military Child in Hawaii Longitudinal Study. This study examines the attitudes of military families in Hawaii regarding educating their children in public, private or homeschools; how parents choose their children’s schools; what they hear about schools prior to arrival in Hawaii; and whether those perceptions change over time. The study is located at

C-IED Center — U.S. Army-Pacific’s newly established Asia-Pacific Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Center provides service members stationed in the Pacific access to cutting-edge training in the fight to defeat IEDs, which are currently the leading cause of casualties to troops deployed in Afghan-istan and Iraq. IEDs are defined as make-shift or homemade bombs often used by enemy forces to destroy military convoys. To schedule unit training, contact 438-5828 or e-mail

Foote Gate Change in Hours — Starting Nov. 1, Foote Gate at Schofield Barracks will be open 5 a.m.-11 p.m., each day. The gate was previously open 24 hours a day. Lyman Gate, the visitors’ gate, and Macomb Gate will still be open 24 hours a day. For a complete listing of gate hours, visit

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.

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