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| April 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

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16 / Saturday

PTA Convoy — Military units will convoy from Pohakuloa Training Area to Kawaihae Harbor, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., April 16, via Saddle Road, Mamalahoa Highway, Waikoloa Road and the Queen Kaahumanu-Akoni Pule corridor. The PTA Department of Army Police are working closely with local authorities and military units to coordinate these activities. Motorists are advised to be alert and drive with care. Call 656-3152 or 387-8511.

18 / Monday

94th Seminar — The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command will host its first Joint Air Missile Defense Tactics Seminar, April 18-21, in Honolulu. The 2011 seminar is a U.S.-only event and is aimed at working tactical and operational issues critical to the joint air missile defense community. Call 438-2893 or DSN 438-2893. Visit

Tax Deadline — Taxpayers have until April 18 to file their 2010 tax returns and pay any taxes due because of Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia. District of Columbia holidays impact Internal Revenue Service tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do. Therefore, all taxpayers will have an extra three days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 17 to file their 2010 tax returns. Visit, call (800) 829-1040 or visit a taxpayer assistance center.

19 / Tuesday

“Train as you Ride” — This event is for active duty military only, April 19-20, on the aircraft ramp at Kalaeloa (Barbers Point). This four-hour “Advanced Motorcycle Course” emphasizes curve technique at speeds similar to roadway conditions using curriculum from the California Superbike School. Enroll at Select “Pacific,” “Hawaii” and “Advanced Motorcycle Course.” Call 655-6746 or email

28 / Thursday

New DFAC Bus Hours — A free bus service will run from specific points on Schofield Barracks to the K Quad Dining Facility (Building 708), starting at 6:30 a.m., April 28-May 31, for all available K Quad meals. Pick-up and drop-off points on Schofield Barracks are as follows:

•Between F & E quads (Foote Avenue and Lewis Street);
•Between E & D quads (Foote Avenue and Heard Avenue);
•Between D & C quads (Foote Avenue and Flagler Road);
•B Quad, Building 156;
•Martinez Gym; and
•K Quad DFAC (Building 708).

While the bus is intended for meal card holders, all Soldiers at Schofield Barracks can use the bus. Call 271-5029.


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

Lyman Road Construction — A sewer upgrade that will take place along Lyman Road, Schofield Barracks, is tentatively starting in late April; completion is projected for May 2012. Traffic control areas will either have lanes open to traffic during construction nonwork hours, may be closed with detours or may be diverted to a single lane. Motorists are urged to take appropriate steps to limit traffic during these periods and use caution. Inclement weather may cause some delays. Call 656-3295. Get the latest U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii traffic updates at; click on “Post Information,” then “Traffic Updates.”

USAG-Oahu — U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu will be disestablished no later than June 30. Colors will be cased in a ceremony, 11 a.m., May 24, at the gazebo on Palm Circle, Fort Shafter. Note the date change; this ceremony was originally scheduled a week prior. The USAG-Oahu headquarters, located at Building 344 on Fort Shafter, will remain operational through May 24 to finalize residual actions associated with its disestablishment. Visit

PARC Seawall — Repair work on portions of the Pililaau Army Recreation Center, or PARC, is underway now through the end of May. Recreation activities will be limited around the work site, as there will be temporary barricades and construction equipment staged near the project. Beach users should take appropriate safety precautions when around this area. Caution signs will be posted around the work area. Call 656-3159.

Education Study — Parents, or youth between 10-18 years of age, are eligible to fill out the Hawaii Military Child 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 The study examines attitudes of military families in Hawaii regarding educating their children in public, private or homeschools.

Resiliency Training — Families Overcoming Under Stress, or FOCUS, offers resiliency training for Army families. During individual family sessions, families will learn skills to improve communication and identify strategies for dealing with deployment reminders. Training services are free of charge to military; confidential sessions are available during family-friendly hours. Call 257-7774 or email

Deployment Support The Deployment Support Social Work Care Management Program at Tripler Army Medical Center can help Soldiers and their families decrease their difficulties before, during and after deployments. Services include counseling (individual, couple and family), linkage to relevant resources and crisis intervention. Call 433-8273.

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