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| March 4, 2011 | 0 Comments
Send announcements for Soldiers and civilian  employees to community@hawaiiarmyweekly.com.

Send announcements for Soldiers and civilian
employees to community@hawaiiarmyweekly.com.

Send announcements for Soldiers and civilian employees to community@hawaiiarmyweekly.com.

7 / Monday

Advisory Council — The Schofield Barracks PX/Commissary/Nehelani Advisory Council Meeting is set for 10:15-11:15 a.m., March 7, at the Nehelani, immediately following the Senior Spouse Information Meeting, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. This quarterly forum of representatives allows the council and patrons to exchange ideas and information. Call 655-0497.

11 / Friday

Prayer Breakfast — The National Resiliency Prayer Breakfast is set for 7-9 a.m., March 11, at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. Guest speaker will be Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Eugene Woolridge III. Soldiers can obtain tickets from unit command sergeants major; civilians can buy tickets by contacting Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Chinen at 656-4481, or stephen.chinen@us.army.mil. Donations will be accepted at the door.

16 / Wednesday

Town Hall — Army-Hawaii community members are invited to attend the Oahu South Community Town Hall with Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, 6:30-7:30 p.m., March 16, at Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel. Community issues will be discussed. Call 438-6996.

18 / Friday

Women’s History Month — An observance is set for 10 a.m., March 18, Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks. Guest speaker is Brig. Gen. Colleen McGuire, Provost Marshal General of the Army, and commander, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. The 8th Military Police Brigade and Team-Hawaii Equal Opportunity are event sponsors. Call 655-4901.

Ongoing

AER Annual Campaign — The Army Emergency Relief annual campaign will run March 1-May 15. Voluntary contributions allow AER to fulfill its mission of helping Soldiers in times of distress and misfortune. Call 655-7132.

Education Study — Parents or youth between 10-18 years of age are eligible to fill out the Military Child in Hawaii Longitudinal Study. Youth who complete the survey are eligible to win iTunes gift 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, this study examines attitudes of military families in Hawaii regarding educating their children in public, private or homeschools.

USAG-Oahu Disestablishment — Get full details about the disestablishment of U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu at www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil. Programs, functions and services currently executed by USAG-O and its subordinate organizations will be transferred to other directorates within USAG-Hawaii by March 31. A casing of the colors ceremony is set for 1 p.m., May 17, at the gazebo, Palm Circle, Fort Shafter.

Taxes — The Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter tax centers are open to all ranks, family members and retirees for free assistance in organizing and completing 2010 income tax forms.

•Service at the SB Tax Center is on a walk-in basis, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, Building 648.

•Service at the Fort Shafter Tax Center, located in the Aloha Center, is by appointment only; hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Soldiers, family members and retirees can schedule their appointments at 655-1040. For an update on wait times, search for “Hawaii Army Tax Centers” on www.facebook.com.

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