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Traffic Updates — For the latest traffic updates, visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil, click on “Post Information,” then “Traffic Updates.”
•Kolekole Pass, connecting the Waianae Coast to Schofield Barracks through Naval Magazine-Lualualei, will be closed Jan. 21, 27-28. Call 656-3152.
•A lane will be closed on Wright Avenue, between intersections Sperry Loop and Lilienthal Road, Wheeler Army Airfield, to install new sewer manhole, Jan. 28-Feb. 1. Call 656-0619.
Free Training — Seats are still available in the free “Winning Through Customer Service” and “Growing Leaders” courses offered through the Workforce Development Office, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis; courses are limited to 25 employees per class. Call 655-9032.
24 / Monday
Tax Center — Soldiers in grades E-1 (private) through E-4 (specialist/corporal) can have their taxes prepared for free at the Schofield Barracks Tax Center, Building 648, next to the Sgt. Smith Theater, 7 a.m.-4 p.m, Jan. 24-26, on a walk-in basis. Starting Jan. 27, the tax center will be open to all ranks, families and retirees. Call 655-1040. Military members and their families can file federal and state taxes for free at www.militaryonesource.com.
Financial Training — This eight-hour class is mandatory for all first-term Soldiers, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 24, at Army Community Service, Schofield Barracks. Call 655-4227. Register online at www.acsclasses.com.
GSA Inventory — The General Services Administration Customer Supply Center at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will close Jan. 24-28 for inventory. Customers can shop at the GSA Schofield Barracks store during this time. The GSA Schofield Barracks store will close Jan. 31-Feb. 4 for inventory. Customers can shop at the GSA Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam store during this time. Call 448-8937, ext. 241, or 655-0280.
27 / Thursday
MADD — The Army Substance Abuse Program will host a Mothers Against Drunk Driving discussion, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Jan. 27, Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter. One hour of training credit will be awarded. Call 655-0996 (military) or 655-6047 (Army civilians).
Tax Season — Taxpayers have until April 18 to file their 2010 tax returns and pay any tax due because Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, is April 15. District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have three extra days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 17 to file their 2010 tax returns. Visit www.IRS.gov, call 800-829-1040 or visit a taxpayer assistance center.
Scholarships — Scholarship applications for the 2011 Scholarships for Military Children program are available at www.commissaries.com and www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be received at a military commissary by close of business, Feb. 22. To apply, applicants must be unmarried and under the age of 23; must be dependents of active duty personnel, Reserve/Guard and retired military members; or must be survivors of service members who died while on active duty; or must be survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military. Eligibility will be determined by the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database.
Soldier Support Center — Portions of the Soldier Support Center, Building 750, 673 Ayers Ave., Schofield Barracks, are currently undergoing construction from 7 a.m-3:30 p.m., weekdays, through April 9. The parking lot adjacent to the building will have barricades during normal business hours throughout the construction period. Call 655-8276/1105.
ACAP Center — Army Career and Alumni Program Center briefings and workshops have temporarily moved to other locations or been cancelled through May, due to construction noise at the Soldier Support Center, Building 750, 673 Ayers Ave., Schofield Barracks. Call 655-1028.
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 gift cards, MP3 players and a flat-screen TV. The study is located at www.hawaii kids.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.
Online Traffic Safety — Army Hawaii Soldiers and civilians can request traffic safety classes by using their Army Knowledge Online account at https://airs.lmi. org. Select “View Available Courses;” “Pacific Region” and garrison “Hawaii;” then select the desired course. Call 655-6455.