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| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony — The U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command will host a ceremony to commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 10 a.m., Sept. 16, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The ceremony honors former prisoners of war and fallen U.S. personnel whose identities remain unknown. Highlights include a wreath laying ceremony, speeches and taps. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Attire is military Class B or service equivalent, or civilian business attire. Call 448-1937.

Non-appropriated Fund retirees — A compact disk containing personal information of 25,000 non-appropriated fund retiree records was lost the final week of August. The potentially compromised information contains names, social security numbers, type of retirement, retirement date, amount of life insurance and dates of service. Some records may also contain birth dates. Retirees who are at risk have been sent notification letters advising them of the data loss and actions they can take to protect their identities. Concerned retirees should call (210) 466-1640, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (CST), Monday-Friday.

19 / Monday

DADT — HBO will tell the story of the military’s ban on gays and lesbians from its implementation through its 2011 repeal, in a documentary, “The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” It airs Sept. 19, at midnight, and Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. The documentary illustrates the evolution of the controversial policy. The show has archival news footage and interviews with policy experts from Pentagon personnel, as well as personal accounts by a number of actively serving gay soldiers. Featured representatives include Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman and former Pennsylvania Rep. Patrick Murphy.

20 / Tuesday

PT Field Closure — The Fort Shafter Flats physical training field will close 8:30-11 a.m., Sept. 20. During this time, the PT field will be used as a helicopter landing zone. Areas affected are the Fort Shafter Flats PT field and its surrounding track and parking areas. Call 656-0223 or 656-0220.

EFMP Town Hall — The exceptional family member program respite care town hall meeting is 6-8 p.m., Sept. 20, at Army Community Service, Building 2019, Schofield Barracks. Call 655-0105.


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