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| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Change of Command — The U.S. Pacific Command’s change of command ceremony is 10 a.m., March 9, at the PACOM Headquarters, Camp Smith. Navy Adm. Robert Willard will relinquish command to Adm. Samuel Locklear III. Willard will retire from the U.S. Navy after nearly 39 years of active service.


USAG-HI Website — The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii website is now located at Update your bookmarks, as the old site is no longer in use and contains old and outdated information. Call Lacey Justinger, USAG-HI Public Affairs Office, at 656-3153.


20 / Tuesday

Medication Turn In — Turn in unused, excess, unwanted, expired or potentially dangerous medications for safe disposal at Tripler Army Medical Center, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., March 20-22. Signage will direct customers to go to the TAMC Outpatient Pharmacy refill window to drop off their medications.


21 / Wednesday

Prayer Breakfast — U.S. Army-Pacific will conduct a National Resiliency Prayer Breakfast for Hawaii-based Soldiers and Department of Defense civilians, 9:30 a.m., March 21, Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. Soldiers can contact their unit chaplains for free tickets. Call 655-1204 or email


22 / Thursday

Employee Town Halls — Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, USAG-HI, will brief the latest information regarding the command’s manpower situation, plans for realigning excess personnel and Installation Management Command’s Employee Placement Program,10-11 a.m., March 22, Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks and 2:30-3:30 p.m., March 23, 9th MSC Assembly Hall, Building 1554, Fort Shafter Flats.


30 / Friday

Education Survey — Deadline is March 30 to complete a Hawaii State Department of Education survey that will help schools set priorities for improving programs and services. Parents whose children are enrolled in grades 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11 are being asked to complete the survey. Individual survey responses are confidential. Email questions to or call 733-4008.


Great Minds Service Awards — Deadline is March 30 to submit nominations for Hispanics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or STEM. Visit for nomination package requirements. Send Department of the Army Form 1256, “Incentive Award Nomination and Approval” with nomination data to the attention of Kenrock K.S. Higa. Call 655-9372.



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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