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| January 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Traffic Updates — For the latest traffic updates, visit, click on “Post Information,” then “Traffic Updates.”

• An entry lane will be closed on Jarrett White Road, Tripler Army Medical Center, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., daily, now through April 10, as construction is underway to add a third entry lane. Outgoing traffic won’t be affected.

•A lane will be closed on Wright Avenue, between intersections Sperry Loop and Lilienthal Road, Wheeler Army Airfield, to install a 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 Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis; courses are limited to 25 employees per class. Call 655-9032.

GSA Inventory — The General Services Administration Customer Supply Center at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will close Jan. 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.

31 / Monday

Tax Center — Soldiers in all ranks, families and retirees 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, Monday-Friday, on a walk-in basis. Also, Soldiers and their families can file federal and state taxes for free at


2 / Wednesday

Fort Shafter PXmarket Meeting — The next Fort Shafter PXmarket Meeting for the Oahu South community is set for 10:15-11:15 a.m., Feb. 2, Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter. All Oahu South community members are invited to attend. Call 438-6996.

3 / Thursday

“All About Sex” — This program is set for 1-2 p.m., Feb. 3, Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks, and is sponsored by the Army Substance Abuse Program. Call 655-4655.

5 / Saturday

WAAF Power Outage — Brief power outages will take place in several areas at Wheeler Army Airfield, 1-3 p.m., Feb. 5, to work on the electrical power system. Areas affected are Bowen Court, Fernandez Court, Fleek Court, Lambers Court, Martinez Court, Peterson Court and Steindam Court. Call 656-3065.


Free Overnight Hotel Vouchers —Active duty service members traveling to or leaving the U.S. can present their ID card and a copy of their official travel orders at the USO at Honolulu International Airport to get a free overnight hotel voucher. The offer is good through Dec. 31. For a list of participating hotels, visit Call 808-422-1213 or e-mail or

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