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| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Army Commemoration — The U.S. Army-Pacific invites Soldiers, Army civilians and government contractors, retirees, Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets and family members to celebrate 236 years of Army tradition at the Army Commemoration, 6 p.m., June 10, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel’s Coral Ballroom, Waikiki. The evening includes dining, dancing and entertainment. Tickets are $70 each. For information, call 271-5561. For details and tickets, visit Attire for military is Army Dress Blues/Mess; for civilians, formal evening wear. Rooms can be reserved at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for $149 plus tax. Call 949-4321 or visit for reservations and ask for the “Army Birthday Commemoration.”

Closure — The Paradise Shoppette, located at Schofield Barracks, is closed through June 11 for renovation. During renovation, the Schofield Car Care Center, located at Foote Gate, Schofield Barracks, will be open 24/7. Patrons can also shop at the Kolekole Shoppette and Sunset Mini-Mall, both at Schofield Barracks. Call 423-8632.

Research Study — Civilian spouses or unmarried partners of National Guard and Reserve Soldiers are invited to participate in a nationwide study. The study, conducted at the University of Hawaii, focuses on post-deployment marital distress and behavioral health issues. To participate, visit All data received is anonymous.

15 / Sunday

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

18 / Wednesday 

Live TV Town Hall — The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s live town hall will be broadcast 7-8:30 p.m., May 18, on installation channel 2 and streamed live at Senior Army leadership will address concerns and answer questions from the community. To submit questions, the community can:
•Call 655-1383 or 655-5015, May 18, between 6-8 p.m.
•Post questions in advance on or
•Send an email to
Any questions or issues not addressed during the town hall will be answered in other media, such as the Hawaii Army Weekly, the garrison website or with a personal follow-up.

19 / Thursday

Comedy Stop — This training event is set for 1-2:30 p.m., May 19, Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks. Attendance will satisfy two of the four training hours for a unit’s annual alcohol and drug awareness requirement.

24 / Tuesday

USAG-Oahu — A casing of the colors ceremony to observe the disestablishment of U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu is set for 11 a.m., May 24, at the gazebo on Palm Circle, Fort Shafter. After USAG-Oahu has been disestablished, an Installation Coordinator’s Office will be located in Building 344, Fort Shafter. The ICO will be the focal point for referral, coordination and integration of installation management operations within Oahu-South. Visit

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