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| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Today

Antiterrorism Awareness — August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month. Four themes are being emphasized:

•Recognize and report suspicious activity and indicators of high-risk behavior;

•Know active shooter response procedures for your office and for locations on post;

•Apply antiterrorism doctrinal principles; and

•Integrate antiterrorism into your operations process.

Reference materials and awareness products are posted at Army Knowledge Online at www.us.army.mil/suite/page/605757.

New Hours — The Acute Care Clinic at Schofield Barracks Health Clinic has changed hours. More providers will now be available. New hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m; and Saturday-Sunday and holidays, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

COLA Survey Results — Results from the Hawaii Cost of Living Allowance, or COLA, survey conducted March 1-31, are in and were effective Aug. 1. On Oahu, the index increased by two points. This increase equates to about $50 each month for a staff sergeant (E-6) with two dependents and 12 years of service. A COLA calculator is available at www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/colaCalc.cfm. COLA is paid to Soldiers to partially offset high costs when stationed overseas, so they can purchase about the same level of goods as in the continental U.S.

8 / Monday

Blood Drive — Tripler Army Medical Center’s Armed Services Blood Program will hold blood drives at the following dates, times and locations:

•Aug. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., TAMC front entrance.

•Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Navy Exchange, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

•Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 205th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade, Building 520, Fort Shafter.

•Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Schofield Barracks Health Clinic.

•Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Pollock Theater, Camp Smith.

•Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 3rd Floor, Radiology Department, TAMC.

•Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Kunia Tunnel.

•Aug. 24, 11 a.m-3 p.m., Main Exchange, Schofield Barracks.

•Aug. 29, 6:30-9:30 a.m., Army ROTC building, University of Hawaii, 1311 Lower Campus Rd., Honolulu.

•Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Tropics Recreation Center, Schofield Barracks.

•Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Kaneohe Bay Chapel.

Call 433-6699 or visit www.militaryblood.dod.mil for more details. To learn more about ASBP, make an appointment or organize a blood drive, call 433-6148 or visit www.facebook.com/militaryblood.

First-Term Financial Training — This mandatory eight-hour training will teach students basic financial skills and financial planning. Call 655-4227. Register at www.acsclasses.com. Classes will be held Aug. 8 and 22, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Army Community Service, Schofield Barracks, or Aug. 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Room 111, Building 330, Fort Shafter Aloha Center.

10 / Wednesday

POSH — Civilian employees and military and civilian supervisors need to attend mandatory Prevention of Sexual Harassment, No Fear Act and Equal Employment Opportunity training sessions. All sessions are at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks, Aug. 10:

•Employees, 8:30-9:30 a.m. or 1-2 p.m.

•Supervisors, 10-11 a.m. or 2:20-3:30 p.m.

Call 655-9382.

11 / Thursday

25th ID EFMP — The 25th ID Exceptional Family Member Program working group will meet, 10 a.m., Aug. 11, second floor conference room, Building 580, Schofield Barracks. Service members and spouses with exceptional family members are invited to attend, share insights and communicate concerns. Call 655-5253 or email efmp25id@hawaii.army.mil.

15 / Monday

Temporary Closure — The Tropic Lightning Museum at Schofield Barracks will close for interior renovations, Aug. 15-Sept. 29. Normal hours will resume Sept. 30; normal hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The museum is closed Sundays, Mondays and federal holidays. Call 655-0438.

Ongoing

Facebook Town Hall — Have questions about U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii? Got an idea about how to make the USAG-HI community better? Get ready for the first-ever online Facebook town hall, hosted by USAG-HI, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 31, at www.facebook.com/usaghawaii. All USARHAW Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians can ask questions and get responses. If your question does not pertain to the public at large, email AskTheCommander.usaghi@us.army.mil.

 

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