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| May 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

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11 / Friday

MOH Recipient — Active duty Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry will host a free forum, 9:30-11 a.m., May 11, at Sgt. Smith Theater. Call 655-6322.


Redeployment Ceremony — The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, will host a redeployment ceremony, 10 a.m., May 11, at Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks. Call (315)-608-1860 or email


ID Card Appointments — The new web address to schedule appointments for ID cards at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter has changed. To make, change or cancel ID card appointments, visit https://rapidsappointments Customers without Internet access can make appointments by calling 655-1272 for Schofield Barracks and 438-1757 for Fort Shafter. Visit, go to “Information,” select “Services,” then “ID Card and Passport Services.”


DFAS Scam — A fraudulent Defense Accounting and Finance Services, or DFAS, scam letter/email is circulating that targets service members with fiancées. The letter/email tells fiancées to register for a special service that entitles them to benefits in the event of the service member’s death. The letter claims benefits will be available for a registration fee of $350. Contact DFAS at (888) 332-7411 or visit to


15 / Tuesday

Change of Command — Lt. Col. Paul Romagnoli, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. TJ Johnson at Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks, 11 a.m., May 15. Attire is duty uniform for military and business aloha for civilians.


Employee Town Hall — Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, will conduct garrison employee town hall, 1-4 p.m., May 15, 9th Mission Support Command Assembly Hall, Fort Shafter Flats. Mulbury will address USAG-HI’s current manpower situation; ongoing personnel realignment efforts; Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay/Voluntary Early Retirement Authority, or VERA/VSIP; plans to conduct a mock reduction-in-force, or RIF; U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Employee Placement Program/and other pertinent topics.


AER Campaign — The AER campaign ends May 15. Your voluntary contribution is wanted and allows AER to fulfill its mission of helping Soldiers in time of distress and misfortune. Soldiers can contact their unit points of contact. Call 655-7132


16 / Wednesday

Memorial Ceremony — The memorial ceremony for the four Soldiers assigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Avn. Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, is 10 a.m., May 16, Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel. The Army Hawaii community will remember Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nicholas Johnson, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Don Viray and Sgt. Chris Workman, all assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 25th Combat Avn. Regt.; and Sgt. Dean Shaffer, Co. B, 2nd Bn., 25th Combat Avn. Regt. The Soldiers, who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, died April 20 in southwestern Afghanistan of wounds suffered when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter they were in crashed.


17 / Thursday

TARP Training — Hawaii’s Army Counterintelligence Office holds monthly Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, or TARP, training throughout different locations in Hawaii. All classes begin at 9 a.m. Dates and locations for May follow:
•May 17, Main Post Conference Room, Schofield Barracks.
•May 24, Main Auditorium, Camp Smith.
Call 655-1306/9501.


19 / Saturday

Living History Day — The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki, will commemorate Armed Forces Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., May 19. Events include military memorabilia, re-enactors in period uniforms from the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and Vietnam; and hands-on displays of military artifacts. Email or call 438-2822.



PTA Change of Command — Lt. Col. Rolland Niles, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa Training Area, will relinquish command to Eric Shwedo at PTA, 10 a.m., July 10. RSVP by June 24 to or call 969-2423/2426/2428. Attire is duty uniform for military and aloha attire for civilians.


Personal Relationship Worries — Tripler’s marriage and family therapists, as well as licensed clinical social workers, provide individual, couples and family counseling to help military personnel and family members. Tripler medical personnel can help with communication, conflict resolution, parenting and deployment issues. No referrals are required. For more details, call the Social Work Outpatient Services Clinic at 433-6606.


Voting Assistance — Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website at for help with absentee voting. You can also call the FVAP at (703) 588-1584 or (800) 438-VOTE (8683); email Voting materials are available at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Records Holding Area/Forms Center, Building 6042, 1976 Higgins Rd., East Range, Schofield Barracks, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Call 656-0334.


Civilian GAT — The Global Assessment Tool, or GAT, is now available for Army civilians. The civilian GAT provides immediate results that allow individuals to identify their personal strengths and weaknesses. Individuals can immediately begin training on online comprehensive resilience modules. Visit or call 438-4177.


Deployment Books and Audiobooks — The Sgt. Yano Library, Schofield Barracks will issue paperback books and “Play Away” audiobook kits to deploying units. Call 655-9143.




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