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| November 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Today

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. 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. 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 www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil, click on “Post Information,” then “Post Events.” Call 656-5411.

23 / Tuesday

Hawaii Army Industry Day — Visit www.hiarmyindustryday.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets for Hawaii Army Industry Day, Nov. 23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter. Ticket sales end Nov. 18. This event is co-hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Army Expeditionary Contracting Command and Hawaii Minority Business Development Center. 

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.

Ongoing

Lyman Road Closures — Lyman Road, Schofield Barracks, will be repaved from Dec. 20-Feb. 1, 2011. All work will be done in the evenings. Lyman Road will be drivable from 5 a.m.-6 p.m., daily. During the nightly closures, Foote Gate will serve as the visitor control center. Access to Duck Road in the evenings will be limited. Motorists are urged to take appropriate steps to limit traffic during that period.

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 www.hawaiikids.org. 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.

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 www.FreedomAward.mil. 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.

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.

Veterans Affairs — The Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Program assists service members planning to transition out of the military. The office is located in the Soldier Family Assistance Center, Building 692, across from the Schofield Health Clinic. Call 433-7838. A VA health care representative is available Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., to answer questions about VA health care information and to assist OEF/OIF veterans with referrals and VA disability claims.

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.

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 www.us.army.mil, 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, to address challenges at all stages of deployment. To view available classes and workshops, visit www.mwrarmyhawaii.com

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