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| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

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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.”

Photos Needed — The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is working to collect pictures of every casualty for inclusion on the memorial wall in Washington. Currently, the organization has photos for 55 of the 276 casualties from Hawaii. Visit for more details.

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.


14 / Tuesday

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

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. or 1 p.m. Supervisors: 10 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.
•June 16 – Employees: 10 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Supervisors: 8:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.
A sign language interpreter will be available at the 8:30 a.m., June 15 session. Call 655-9382.

16 / Thursday

FBI Recruitment — Attend an FBI career presentation and learn about the FBI, 10 a.m., June 16, at the Soldiers Support Center, Building 750, 673 Ayers Ave., Schofield Barracks. The next presentation is set for 10 a.m., July 22. Call 655-1028.

17 / Friday

Arrival Ceremony — The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command will conduct an arrival ceremony, 9 a.m., June 17, Hangar 35, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, to honor fallen U.S. personnel whose identities remain unknown. Call 448-1934 or email

22 / Wednesday

Facility Closure — The Installation Supply Support Activity will be closed June 22-28 for physical inventory. Only high-priority emergency requests will be processed during this time. Normal operations will resume June 29. For emergency services during this period, call 656-0744 or 656-2277.

23 / Thursday

Antiterrorism Exercise — U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will conduct its annual antiterrorism exercise, “Rapid Response 2011,” June 23-24, on Schofield Barracks. This exercise assesses and validates emergency response plans and procedures. The mass notification/giant voice system will begin with “exercise, exercise, exercise” and will announce general public information and all incidents that have occurred on post. All Schofield Barracks gates will close at 10:30 a.m. June 23, for about 10 minutes. Motorists should plan for additional travel time due to expected traffic congestion. Call 656-5397/0152.

Career Fair — The Virtual Career Fair for Veterans is set for June 23 at Participation is free for jobseekers. The fair will bring veteran-friendly public and private employers, veterans and spouses together, as if in person. Jobseekers can visit employer booths, chat with recruiters, and apply for jobs. Employers are invited to participate. Details are available at

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