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| June 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Road Closure — Sections of Starkey and Melia streets, Wheeler Army Airfield, will be closed to install water valves. Call 655-7393 or email
Dates and times for road closures follow:
•July 1-5, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., daily, east intersection of Starkey and Melia streets.

6 / Wednesday

Change of Command — The 599th Transportation Brigade will host a change of command ceremony, 10 a.m., July 6, on board the Battleship Missouri Memorial. Col. Gust Pagonis will assume command of the unit from Col. Courtney Taylor. Call 656-6420.

Town Hall Meeting — Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, will host two employee town halls to present garrison updates:
•July 6, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks. A hearing impaired interpreter will be present.
•July 12, 10-11 a.m., Fort Shafter Religious Activities Center.

8 / Friday

Change of Responsibility — The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command will host a change of responsibility ceremony, 10 a.m., July 8, at Building 320, Fort Shafter. Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip Rowland will relinquish responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Tedd Pritchard. The retirement ceremony for Rowland will be held immediately following the 10 a.m. ceremony. RSVP by July 1 by calling 438-4145 or emailing


Warrant Officer Anniversary — Service members and civilians are invited to the U.S. Army-Pacific’s Hawaii-based Warrant Officer Corps 93rd birthday celebration ceremony, 3:30 p.m., July 8, at the Palm Circle gazebo, Fort Shafter. Call 438-1995/5630/5559.


12 / Tuesday

AFCEA Luncheon — This Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event is 11 a.m., July 12, Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter. Guest speaker is Rear Admiral Dixon Smith, commander, Navy Region Hawaii, and commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific. Smith will present an overview of Navy Region Hawaii. Call 441-8524 or visit


13 / Wednesday

Memorial Rededication Ceremony — The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, will conduct a memorial rededication ceremony for five Soldiers lost during combat operations in Iraq, 10 a.m, July 13, Schofield Barracks. The location is on the south side of Kolekole Avenue at the 2nd BCT Memorial, near the barracks belonging to 1st Battalion, 14th Inf. Regiment, 2nd BCT, 25th ID, and across the street from the Martinez Physical Fitness Center. Two outbound lanes on Kolekole Avenue will be closed 9 a.m-noon; two inbound lanes will be closed for 30-60 minutes during the actual ceremony. Traffic should proceed with caution. Call 655-9200.


Alcohol and Drug Awareness — The next training topic is “American Made,” set for 1-2:30 p.m., July 14, Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks. Attendance will satisfy two of the four hours of a unit’s annual alcohol and drug awareness training requirement.



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, which was conducted at the University of Hawaii. It focuses on post-deployment marital distress and behavioral health issues. To participate, visit All data received is anonymous.


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


Rosetta Stone Languages — Military versions of Dari, Pashto, Urdu, Arabic (Iraq), Swahili and Bahasa Indonesia have been added to Rosetta Stone, which is an on-demand foreign language training resource available at no cost to all active Army, National Guard, Reserve and Army civilian personnel worldwide, through Army e-Learning. Log on to, click on “Self Service,” “My Education,” then “Army e-Learning.” Users must have an AKO account.


Family Strong Series — Army Community Service, Tripler Army Medical Center and the chaplains have teamed up to form the Family Strong Series to address challenges at all stages of deployment. To view available classes and workshops, visit Classes can be coordinated through unit family readiness support assistants or chains of command.

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