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| May 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

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RAND Study — The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce is presenting a report on military spending and how it contributes to Hawaii’s economy, 8-10:30 a.m., June 1, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Registration deadline is May 27. This in-depth report provides extensive information and statistics regarding the military’s economic impact in Hawaii. Cost is $35; register at

2nd BCT Greeters — Anyone who is interested in greeting returning Soldiers at one or more of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division’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.

Santos Dumont Construction — The major closure of Santos Dumont Avenue, Wheeler Army Airfield, from Nakamine Street to Kawamura Gate, will continue through June 10 for drainline construction and road reconstruction. The section of Santos Dumont Avenue between Warhawk and Nakamine streets will be closed for road reconstruction until June 10. Get more traffic updates at; click on “Post Information,” then “Traffic Updates.”

30 / Monday

Memorial Day — U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will conduct an Installation Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, 9 a.m., May 30, at the Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery to honor veterans who have died in support and defense of the country. Call 656-1331/0615.

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.
•K Quad DFAC (Building 708).
While the bus is intended for meal card holders, all Soldiers at Schofield Barracks can use the bus.


1 / Wednesday

Change of Command — The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) will host a change of command ceremony, 2 p.m., June 3, on historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter. Col. Judith Bock will assume command of the unit from Col. Erin Edgar. Call 438-4737.

2 / Thursday

Prescribed Burn — The U.S. Army Wildland Fire Program will conduct a prescribed fire at the Schofield Range, including ignition of 700 acres of primarily guinea grass. The prescribed fire shall be conducted in the late spring months during cooler temperatures and increased relative humidity. A contingency date is June 9, if there is rainfall and unfavorable weather two days prior to the target burn date. Residents should not be alarmed if they see or smell smoke. Call 653-0209.

10 / Friday

Army Commemoration— U.S. Army-Pacific invites Soldiers, Army civilians and government contractors, retirees, ROTC 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. Call 271-5561 or 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.”

11 / Saturday

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.

14 / Tuesday

Army Birthday — In celebration of the Army’s birthday, several dining facilities will have a special menu for their lunch meal, June 14. The cost of the meal is $7.

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