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| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

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29 / Saturday

National Prescription Take Back Initiative — U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is supporting this event that encourages everyone to turn in unused or expired medications for safe, anonymous disposal, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 29. Soldiers, family members and Army civilians with base access can dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs at the following locations:

  • Schofield Barracks Exchange, inside, near flower shop.
  • Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange, main lobby, 4725 Bouganville Dr., Honolulu.
  • Marine Corps Exchange, front of Exchange, Kaneohe Bay.

The off-post population can drop off medications at the following locations:

  • Hawaii State Capitol, 415 S. Beretania St., Honolulu.
  • Windward Mall, center court area, 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe.
  • Kahala Mall, inside mall and Kileaua Ave. end, 4211 Waialae Ave., Honolulu.
  • Town Center of Mililani, bandstand area, 95-1249 Meheula Parkway, Mililani.
  • Kapolei Police Station, parking lot, 1100 Kamokila Blvd., Kapolei.

Visit or call 541-1930.

31 / Monday

Education Counseling Services — On the last workday of each month, the Schofield Barracks Army Education Center and the Fort Shafter/Tripler Army Medical Center Education complexes will curtail Army guidance counselor services, 1-5 p.m., to allow for employee training. Call 655-0800.

Commissary Parking Lot Closure — Portions of the Schofield Barracks Commissary Parking Lot will be closed due to waterline valve replacement, Oct. 31-Nov. 18. Also, water will be shut down, affecting Building 3321, First Hawaiian Bank, Nov. 8-9. Call 656-2525.


1 / Tuesday

Holiday Exchange Refunds — For items purchased between Nov. 1-Dec. 24, Schofield Exchange shoppers can return or exchange those items through Jan. 31. If a shopper requests a refund with a sales receipt, a refund will be made in the original tender used. If a customer requests a refund without a sales receipt, the refund amount is will be loaded onto an Exchange gift card. Call 423-7694.

2 / Wednesday

PXmarket and Hale Ikena Advisory Meeting — This meeting for the Oahu South Community is 10:15-11:15 a.m., Nov. 2, at the Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter. Call 438-0428.

7 / Monday

APEC — Oahu residents should plan ahead and prepare for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, Nov. 7-13, in Honolulu. Security restrictions will be in force at the Hawaii Convention Center, the Hale Koa Hotel and the Ihilani Resort. People who live or work in these areas can visit for security restrictions and maps that show where roadways and parking may be affected during APEC, as well as detour routes for certain city buses.

10 / Thursday

TARP Training — The Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, or TARP training, is held every Thursday at 9 a.m. The next training session is Nov. 10, Kaiser Auditorium, Tripler Army Medical Center. Call 655-1306/9501. For a complete listing of training dates and locations, visit, click “Post Information,” then “Community Calendar.”

Space-A Flights — The 735th Air Mobility Squadron Passenger Terminal at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will be closed to passengers Nov. 11-14. Access will be restricted. For Space-A sign-up and contact information during the closure, visit

16 / Wednesday

Native American Indian Heritage Observance — Soldiers, civilians and families are invited to this event, 10-11:30 a.m., Nov. 16, at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. Guest speaker is Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel of the Chickasaw Indian Nation in Oklahoma and president, National Congress of American Indians. Email or call your unit’s equal opportunity advisor.


CFC — Hawaii-Pacific’s annual Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, runs through Nov.18. The campaign supports and promotes philanthropy through a voluntary program that is employee-focused, cost efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. Call your unit or section representative or visit or

Resiliency Training — Families Overcoming Under Stress, or FOCUS, offers resiliency training for Army families. During individual family sessions, families can learn skills to improve communication and identify strategies for dealing with deployment reminders. Training services are free of charge to military; confidential sessions are available during family-friendly hours. Call 257-7774 or email

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