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OCS Board Schedule — Officer Candidate School application packets are due no later than Nov. 30 to the Military Personnel Division, Directorate of Human Resources, for the Dec. 14 board. 

The next local board is set for May 18, 2011; deadline for packets is May 4. Call 655-4511 for an appointment or samples of OCS application packets.

Employer Support Freedom Award — The nomination season for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is open through Jan. 17, 2011, at

National Guard and Reserve service members and their families are encouraged to nominate employers who have provided exceptional support of military employees above federal law requirements.

8 / Monday

Mock Utility Billing — Mock utility billing will be the topic at upcoming town hall meetings for residents. Meetings will be held at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel, Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., and at the Kalakaua Community Center, Schofield Barracks, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. 

Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and representatives from Island Palm Communities will update residents and answer questions about mock utility billing. 

“Hawaii Army Weekly” Survey — What is the best way we can reach our military community? Is the HAW your main source for what’s going on? Do you use Facebook or Twitter

Let the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs Office know what you think and take our quick HAW survey online Nov. 8-26. Visit and click on the survey link. 

Look for our mobile survey crew as we go out and about to get your opinion. For more information, call USAG-HI PAO at 656-3153 or Customer Management Services at 655-9033.

9 / Tuesday

Fort Shafter PXmarket Meeting — The next Fort Shafter PXmarket Meeting for the Oahu South community is scheduled for Nov. 9, 10:15-11:15 a.m., at the Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter. All Oahu South community members are invited to attend. Call 438-6996. 

Military Family Appreciation — The 45th Sustainment Brigade is sponsoring a Military Family Appreciation event at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks, 10 a.m-noon, Nov. 9. 

All Soldiers and families of the 45th Sust. Bde. are invited to attend. RSVP at 397-9492.

10 / Wednesday

CIF Closure — The Central Issue Facility will be closed Nov. 10-12, due to interior remodeling. Emergencies will be accommodated through coordination by calling 655-8120, 655-1223 or 656-0817.

11 / Thursday

Holiday Schedule — The Directorate of Emergency Services Installation’s Access Pass Office and the Vehicle Registration Office at Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks will be closed for holidays and administrative duty days:

•IAP Office, Leilehua Golf Course, Schofield Barracks will be closed Nov. 11, 12, 25 and 26, and Dec 24 and 31.

The IAP will also operate on a half-day schedule Dec. 23 and 30, 7:30-11:30 a.m.

•The Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter Vehicle Registration offices will be closed Nov. 11, 12 25 and 26, and Dec. 24 and 31.

Vehicle Registration offices will operate on a half-day schedule Dec. 23 and 30, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Call 656-6750.

15 / Monday

USAG-HI Recycles — America Recycles Day is Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Kaena Community Center, Schofield Barracks. 

For a complete list of items that will be accepted, visit, click on “Post Information,” then “Post Events.” Call 656-5411.

23 / Tuesday

Native American Heritage Observance — A Native American Heritage Observance is Nov. 23, 10 a.m., Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks. Sponsored by Team EEO Hawaii and the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, the event will feature Billy Mills, Olympic gold medalist, the second Native American ever to win an Olympic gold medal.


Rosetta Stone Languages — Military versions of Dari, Pashto, Urdu, Arabic (Iraq), Swahili and Bahasa Indonesia have been added to Rosetta Stone, which is an on-demand foreign language training resource available at no cost to all active Army, National Guard, Reserve and Army civilian personnel worldwide, through Army e-Learning. 

Log onto, click on “Self Service,” “My Education,” then “Army e-Learning.” 

Users must have an AKO account.

Family Strong Series — Army Community Service, Tripler Army Medical Center and the chaplains have teamed up to form the Family Strong Series. This collaborative effort will provide a wide variety of resources to address challenges at all stages of deployment.  

Classes can be coordinated through unit family readiness support assistants or chains of command. To view available classes and workshops, visit

Education Study — Parents or youth between 10-18 years of age are eligible to fill out the Military Child in Hawaii Longitudinal Study. Youths who complete the survey are eligible to win iTunes cards, MP3 players and a flat-screen TV. The study is located at

Sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, the study examines attitudes of military families in Hawaii regarding educating their children in public, private or homeschools.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response  — The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program addresses the serious issue of sexual assault through prevention and response training. Brigades are required to have one deployable sexual assault response coordinator and two unit victim advocates per battalion. 

Call 655-1718. The SAPR Program gives training Tuesdays, at 3 p.m., for incoming Soldiers. 

AER Referral — All Army Emergency Relief requests from commanders should be submitted Monday-Friday, 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 the following duty day between 2-3:30 p.m. Call 655-4227.

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