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| June 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Palm Circle Restrictions — As a reminder for all those working and visiting Fort Shafter’s Palm Circle, parking on Palm Circle Drive is restricted to residents and their guests only. All unauthorized vehicles will be ticketed. Call 656-6750.

Patch Gate Open — Effective immediately, Fort Shafter’s Patch Gate will be open 4-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, with the exception of Thursdays, when the gate will be open 3-5 p.m. for traffic exiting the installation.

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 call the Blue Star Card program coordinator at 655-0112, or email Amanda. 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 War-hawk and Nakamine streets will be closed for road reconstruction until June 10. Get more traffic updates at Click on “Post Information,” and then “Traffic Updates.”

9 / Thursday

Prescribed Burn — The U.S. Army Wildland Fire Program will conduct a prescribed fire at Schofield Range, June 9, 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 16, 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

Luncheon — The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association of Hawaii will hold a buffet luncheon, June 14, 11 a.m., at the Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter. The guest speaker will be Capt. Nicholas Mongillo, commanding officer, Pacific Missile Range Facility, and the topic will be “PMRF – Current Ops and Future Plans.” Visit or call 441-8524. All military and civilians are welcome.

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. Participating DFACs include 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Schofield Barracks; K Quad, Schofield Barracks; 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Wheeler Army Airfield; and the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, East Range. Menus include salmon primavera, grilled streak, Asian barbecue turkey, eggplant parmesan, shrimp salad, barbecued pork sandwiches and chicken fajitas, along with sides such as salads, fruits, vegetables, desserts and standard options. Call 655-8799.

15 / Wednesday

Mandatory Training — U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office will conduct EEO/Prevention of Sexual Harassment and No Fear Act training for all civilian employees and military supervisors at Fort Shafter’s Hale Ikena:

  • June 15
    Employees: 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m.
    Supervisors: 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
  • June 16
    Employees: 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
    Supervisors: 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m.

A sign language interpreter will be available at the June 15, 8:30 a.m. session. Call 655-9382.

20 / Monday

Facility Closure — The Installation Supply Support Activity will be closed June 20-24 for physical inventory. Only high-priority emergency requests will be process during this time. Normal operations will resume June 27. For emergency services, call 656-0744 or 656-2277.

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