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| November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

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APEC — Security restrictions are in force at the Hawaii Convention Center, the Hale Koa Hotel and the Ihilani Resort through Nov. 13 due to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.Visit for security restrictions and maps that show what roadways and parking areas will be affected, as well as detour routes for certain city buses.

Other areas affected follow:

The Army Museum at Fort DeRussy will be closed to the public Nov. 11-12. Call 438-2822.

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

Anticipate roadway restrictions, Nov. 13, on the H-1 Freeway westbound and Farrington Highway between Waikiki and Ko Olina. All on- and off-ramps and overpasses will shut down to restrict vehicle movement 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Patch Gate will be open to allow entry and exit from Fort Shafter, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Buckner Gate will remain open, but access will be limited. The Fort Shafter overpass will be unavailable for transit between Fort Shafter and Fort Shafter Flats between 8:30-9:30 a.m..

Other affected areas include Tripler Army Medical Center, Red Hill Housing and the front gate of Aliamanu Military Reservation. Call 438-2230.

McNair Gate Closure — McNair Gate will close 8 p.m.- 5 a.m., Nov. 11-14. Macomb Gate will stay open 24/7 during this period, so the Directorate of Emergency Services can perform a traffic count. All other gates will operate at normal times.

WO Recruiting Team — The Warrant Officer Recruiting Team will conduct briefings at the Schofield Barracks Education Center, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Nov. 15-17. Email

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.

America Recycles Day — Support America Recycles Day, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Nov. 19, Richardson Pool parking lot, Schofield Barracks, by dropping off your recyclable materials. Call 656-5411.

25th CAB Family Support Center — RSVP by Nov. 16 for the ribbon cutting ceremony, 10:30 a.m., Nov. 22, Building 102, Wheeler Army Airfield. Attire is duty uniform for military personnel and aloha attire for civilians. RSVP to 656-2756 or

 17 / Thursday

First-Term Financial Training — This financial training is mandatory for all first-term Soldiers who are within 90 days of their arrival in Hawaii. Classes focus on basic financial skills and financial planning. The next two sessions are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 17 and Dec. 15 at Army Community Service, Fort Shafter Aloha Center. Call 438-9285.

 24 / Thursday

Free Thanksgiving Day Shuttle Bus — Active duty Soldiers and family members can ride a free shuttle bus, Nov. 24, from Building 525, Fort Shafter, to Schofield Barracks’ K Quad dining facility and back. Youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. A valid military ID card is required. Call 227-3146 or 656-4963 to reserve your seat.

Thanksgiving shuttle routes and schedules follow:

  •  Round trip 1: Early service.

10:30 a.m.: Pick up at Building 525,

Fort Shafter.

11:15: a.m.: Arrive at K Quad DFAC, Schofield Barracks.

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Dining period.

On or around 12:45 p.m.: Depart Schofield Barracks.

On or around 1:30 p.m.: Arrive Fort Shafter.

  •  Round trip 2

Noon: Pick up at Building 525, Fort Shafter.

12:45 p.m.: Arrive at K Quad DFAC, Schofield Barracks

12:45 p.m.-2:25 p.m.: Dining period.

On or around 2:15 pm.: Depart Schofield Barracks.

On or around 3 p.m.: Arrive Fort Shafter.

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