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| June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments


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 shiela.y.y or call 969-2423/2426/2428. Attire is duty uniform for military and aloha attire for civilians.


Soldiers Magazine — Find “Soldiers Magazine” online at The Defense Media Activity printed a special edition for June and features interviews with the Secretary of the Army, the Under, the Chief and the Vice Chief of Staff, and our Sergeant Major of the Army. They share their perspectives of how they see Soldiers, Army challenges and goals. Perspectives of the Army of 2020 are also featured.


18 / Monday

Hawaii Defense Technology and Career Fair — This career fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, June 18, at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. It’s open to job seekers who already have access onto the military installation with a military ID or CAC card. The career fair is designed to assist those nearing separation or retirement and looking for an IT, technical or intelligence job — such as administrators, developers, linguists, aerospace/aviation professionals, engineers, analysts, finance professionals, program managers, communications and homeland security professionals, project managers, contracting, acquisition and cyber security professionals. Experienced military, government civilians and contractor professionals are invited, too. Email a copy of your resume, to be shared with prospective employers, in Word format only, to before the career fair takes place. For more information go to


19 / Tuesday

White House Communications Agency Visit — The WHCA recruiting team will conduct an orientation briefing and follow-on interviews for interested candidates 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, at Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks. The WHCA seeks Soldiers, E3-E8, who demonstrate superior military bearing and high moral character to perform as part of an elite joint team. After the briefing, interested Soldiers can complete a Security Screening Questionnaire and return it that afternoon; they’ll receive a follow-on interview, June 19-22. Soldiers who meet requirements will be placed on White House hold to undergo screening for a TS/SCI and Presidential Support Duty clearance. The WHCA provides direct support to the president, vice, first lady and others.   Selected Soldiers will proceed with permanent change of station, or PCS, upon completion of their current tour. For more details, call Sgt. Maj. Hector Cruz, (202) 757-5168 (DSN 284-2000, ext. 7-5168), or Sgt. 1st Class Rodriguez, (202) 757-5156 (DSN 284-2000, ext. 7-5156).


25 / Monday

Officer Invitation — Retired Navy Capt. Russell Vowinkel, national commander of the Military Order of the World Wars, will attend the Hawaii Gaylord Dillingham Chapter at its monthly meeting, 11 a.m., June 25, at the Maile Room of the Hale Ikena Conference Center, Fort Shafter. Vowinkel will discuss the upcoming annual convention in San Diego in August and recent initiatives at MOWW national headquarters. Founded in 1919, the MOWW is open to officers from all of seven uniformed services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Corps. Current MOWW members are invited to attend, too. For more details, contact retired Lt. Col. Jeff Toms, chapter commander, at


26 / Tuesday

25th ID Awards Ceremony — The 25th Infantry Division will host a Quarterly Awards and Recognition Ceremony, 10 a.m., June 26, at the Post Conference Room, Schofield Barracks. The awards presented will be the Ali’s Award, the Lokahi Award and the Yellow Ribbon Award. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Welch at 655-8580.



Kunia Road Lane Closure — Temporary evening lane closures on Kunia Road, just south of Schofield Barracks’ Lyman Gate, are scheduled now through June 21. The lane closures will take place 7 p.m-5 a.m., Monday-Saturday. This construction effort will upgrade Army sewer lines. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use caution while driving through affected work areas.

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