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Garrison Survey — U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is fielding a community-wide survey through July 31. The survey will gather customer feedback about the quality and importance of garrison services, including ID cards, Child and Youth Services, housing, physical fitness centers and retirement services.
The survey is open to all Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians who use garrison services.
It can be accessed at
Responses are anonymous. Call Gayle Yanagida, (808) 655-8391, for details.

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Antiterrorism Exercise — U. S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will conduct its annual antiterrorism exercise on Fort Shafter Flats, July 19, and on Wheeler Army Airfield, July 20.
Key exercise objectives are to test law enforcement response to a suspected terrorist incident, to test alert procedures/communications systems, to test mass casualty plans/procedures, and to ramp up access control gates to higher force protection conditions.
Motorists may encounter temporary delays at all gates entering Fort Shafter, Fort Shafter Flats and Wheeler Army Airfield during the exercise.
All residents can also expect to see and hear “Exercise-Exercise-Exercise” alerts and announcements from area mass notification/giant voice systems, emails and websites during the exercise.
Call Donald Murry, USAG-HI antiterrorism officer, (808) 656-0152.


Temporary Schofield VCC — Due to construction on Lyman Gate, the Schofield Barracks Visitor Control Center has relocated to Kawamura Gate, WAAF.
Construction began July 5 and will last six-eight weeks. During this time, visitors and contractors who require an installation pass to SB must use the temporary VCC located at Wheeler Army Airfield’s Kawamura Gate.
To accommodate the temporary VCC, Wright Avenue will be partially closed. Once processed through the VCC, vehicles will drive through WAAF via Santos Dumont Road and Wright Avenue.
Drivers should anticipate a change in traffic patterns on the installation and allow for extra time in their commute.
For current traffic advisories, visit, click on “Post Information,” then “Traffic Updates.” Call (808) 674-7656.

Road Closure — Sections of Airdrome/Latchum roads will be fully closed, 24/7, during reconstruction, July 2-Aug. 17, subject to change, pending weather delays.
•Airdrome Road will be fully closed between Sasaoka Street and Denny Road, July 2-25.
•The one-way portion of Latchum Road, near Building 1006, will be closed, July 26-Aug. 6.
•Airdrome Road will be fully closed between both sides of Denny Road, Aug. 7-17.

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