News Briefs

| November 25, 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. 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. 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.

30 / Tuesday

SOAR Briefings — The recruiting team from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) will conduct briefings at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Nov. 30-Dec. 2, at the 25th Combat Avn. Brigade, Building 113, Wheeler Army Airfield. Information will include unit benefits and the application process. SOAR offers $25,000 per year in aviation continuation pay. Call (270) 798-9819 or e-mail  jay.m.davis@soar.army.mil or paulino.villanueva@soar.army.mil. For an application, e-mail recruiters@soar.army.mil. Dec. 3 briefings are by appointment only.

December

1 / Wednesday

Live TV Town Hall — The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s third live town hall will be broadcast 7-8:30 p.m., Dec. 1, on installation channel 2 and streamed live at www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil.
Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, 8th TSC and USARHAW; Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, USAG-HI; and garrison leadership will address concerns and answer questions from the community.
The community can submit questions:
•Call 655-1383 or 655-5015 with issues or questions, Dec. 1, between 6-8 p.m.
•Send questions in advance to www.twitter.com/usaghi or www.facebook.com/usaghawaii.
•Send e-mail to AsktheCommander.usaghi@us.army.mil.
Any questions or issues not addressed during the town hall (due to time constraints or other hindrances) will be answered in other media such as the Hawaii Army Weekly, the garrison website or with a personal follow-up.

2 / Thursday

Ammunition Closure — The Wheeler Ammunition Supply Point will close Dec. 2-10 to conduct quarterly inventory. The last day to process transactions is Dec. 1. Normal operations resume Dec. 13. Call 656-1649 or 656-0817.

6 / Monday

Advisory Council Meeting — The Schofield Barracks Post Exchange/Commissary/Nehelani Advisory Council meeting is set for 10:15 a.m., Dec. 6, at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. Call 655-0497.

Ongoing

ID Card Appointments — Customers needing to make, change or cancel ID card appointments at Schofield Barracks or Fort Shafter can do so online now. The walk-in, first-come, first-served system ended Nov. 15. A computer system is available in ID card offices for walk-in patrons to make or change appointments, as necessary.
By accessing the online, user-friendly, Internet-based system, customers can schedule ID card appointments without the uncertainty of prolonged waiting times. Appointment hours are 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Visit http://appointments.cac.navy.mil to make, change or cancel ID card appointments. Call 655-6884 or 438-1757 or visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil, click on “Services,” and from the drop-down menu, select “ID Card Services.”

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.

Civilian GAT — The Global Assessment Tool, or GAT, is 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 https://www.sft.army.mil/ or call 438-4177.

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 makeshift or homemade bombs often used by enemy forces to destroy military convoys.
To schedule unit training, call 438-5828 or e-mail cy.a.ross@us.army.mil.

Free Financial Readiness Classes —
The Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program offers a variety of free services, including personal financial counseling, mandatory first-termer financial readiness training and financial planning for deployment. The office, along with the Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel, conducts Financial Peace University. Call 655-4227.

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.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response — This program adresses 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.

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