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| May 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

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2nd BCT Greeters — Anyone who is interested in greeting returning Soldiers at one or more of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s upcoming redeployments, throughout the month of June, is asked to contact the Blue Star Card program coordinator. Call 655-0112 or email for more details.

PTA Traffic Delays — Oahu-based military units will convoy from the Pohakuloa Training Area to Kawaihae Harbor, May 20, 23, 24 and 26, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., via Saddle Road, Mamalahoa Highway, Waikoloa Road, Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Akoni Pule Corridor. PTA Department of Army Police are working closely with local authorities and military units to coordinate this activity. Motorists are advised to be alert and drive with care. Call 656-3152 or 387-8511.

22 / Sunday

Santos Dumont Construction — A portion of road between Dains and Ganham roads at Wheeler Army Airfield is closed for underground communication work through May 22. Eastbound traffic on Santos Dumont Avenue, west of Dains Road, will be detoured to Wright Avenue. Local access for buildings 110 and 111 will be allowed. Excavations will be covered at the end of the day to allow opening of Santos Dumont Road in these locations. The major closure of Santos Dumont Avenue from Nakamine Street to Kawamura Gate for drainline construction and road reconstruction will continue through June 10. The section of Santos Dumont Avenue between Warhawk and Nakamine streets will be closed for road reconstruction, May 23-June 10. Get the latest U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii traffic updates at; click on “Post Information,” then “Traffic Updates.”

24 / Tuesday

USAG-Oahu — A casing of the colors ceremony to observe the disestablishment of U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu is 11 a.m., May 24, at the gazebo on Palm Circle, Fort Shafter. An Installation Coordinator’s Office will be 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

25 / Wednesday

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month — The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, and Team Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity-Hawaii host this year’s observance from 10-11:15 a.m., Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks. The theme is “Diversity, Leadership, Empowerment and Beyond.” Guest speaker is Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua Savusa,  U.S. Pacific Command.

Retirement Luncheon — The retirement luncheon and ceremony honoring Command Sgt. Maj. Darryl Jannone, senior enlisted leader, U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu, is 11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 25, at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. Call 656-9930, 655-8852 or 438-2647 for more details.

31 / Tuesday

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., through May 31, for all available K Quad meals.

Call 271-5029. Pick-up and drop-off points are as follows:

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

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