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| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments


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USAG-HI Facebook Town Hall — Have questions about U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii? Get ready for the second Facebook town hall, hosted by USAG-HI, 6-7:30 p.m., Nov. 30, at, under the “Events” tab on the left menu. Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians can ask questions, address concerns and get responses. If your question does not pertain to the public at large, email


2 / Friday

Reverse Direction Spike Strips — Reverse direction spike strips will be installed during weekends in December at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter gates. Times and locations follow:

•McNair Gate, Schofield Barracks, Dec. 2-4.

•Macomb Gate, Schofield Barracks, Dec. 9-11.

•Buckner Gate, Fort Shafter: Dec. 16-18.

•Foote Gate, Schofield Barracks: Dec. 23-25.

•Lyman Gate, Schofield Barracks: December 30-31.

Exit traffic will be temporarily detoured to another gate/lane during the installation. Inbound traffic will not be impacted. Hours for other gates remain unchanged. Plan for additional travel time due to expected traffic congestion. Call 656-6751/6750.

7 / Wednesday

Special Operations Recruiting — A recruiter will be available, Dec. 7-8, Building 560, Education Center, Schofield Barracks, to discuss career opportunities in the civil affairs, explosive ordnance and psychological operations fields. Call (910) 432-9697.

17 / Saturday

New Hours — Starting 8 p.m., Dec. 17, McNair Gate at Schofield Barracks will close at 8 p.m., Friday, and open again at 5 a.m., Monday. It will be closed on weekends and holidays. Call 656-6750/6751/5398.

31 / Saturday

Free Overnight Hotel Vouchers — Active duty service members traveling to or leaving the U.S. can present their ID card and a copy of their official travel orders at the Honolulu International Airport USO to get a free overnight hotel voucher. This offer is good through Dec. 31. For a list of participating hotels, visit Call 422-1213 or email or


Prevention Tool — MyPrime is an online alcohol and substance abuse prevention and intervention training tool that provides Soldiers with the ability to self-assess their own high-risk behaviors and influence changes in attitude, belief and behavior. Modeled after the successful classroom-based training program and current Army Drug and Alcohol Prevention Training, PRIME for Life, myPRIMEs online training, enables the Army to better serve deployed Soldiers. Log in at

Notary — Soldiers, military families and veterans can use NotaryNow for free during 2011. This technology allows users to notarize remotely by connecting to a notary over webcam. Visit

Learning Resource Center Temporary Closure — The Schofield Barracks center/computer lab will be closed until further notice due to a change in contractors. Call 655-4444.

Ohana Clinic — Tripler Army Medical Center’s Warrior Ohana Medical Home is accepting enrollment. The center is a full-service, primary care clinic and is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at 91-1010 Shangrila St., Ste. 100, in Kalaeloa. Call 433-5401/5402.

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

Counseling Sessions — Military OneSource offers nonmedical behavioral health counseling sessions for service members and their families. These counseling sessions provide face-to-face counseling through affiliate providers; short-term, solution-focused telephonic consultations; and online consultations. Authorization is on a case-by-case basis. Visit or call (800) 342-9647.

Financial Counseling — Army Community Service’s Financial Readiness Program provides one-on-one counseling to Soldiers and family members. Topics for discussion include credit repair, consumer affairs and complaints, budget/spending plan, identity theft, car and home buying, investing, insurance, the Thrift Savings Plan and retirement. ACS Financial Readiness can assist in remedial, preventive and productive financial counseling. Call 655-4227 to schedule an appointment.


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