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| July 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Antiterrorism Exercise
— U. S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is conducting its annual antiterrorism exercise 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 when entering 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, as well as in emails and on websites during the exercise. Call Donald Murry, USAG-HI antiterrorism officer, (808) 656-0152.

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Chaplain Corps Anniversary
— U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s chaplains invite Army Hawaii community members to help celebrate the Chaplain Corps’ 237th anniversary, July 27. To RSVP, email or call (808) 655-9196. The chaplain offices will be closed on the day of the celebration.


Temporary Schofield VCC — Due to construction on Lyman Gate, the Schofield Barracks’ Visitor Control Center, or VCC, has relocated to Kawamura Gate, Wheeler Army Airfield. 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 WAAF’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.

Dealing With Stress — Visit the Employee Assistance Program office, Building 2091, Schofield Barracks, for help and ideas for dealing with stress or other issues affecting job performance. Call (808) 655-6047/6046.

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. Call the Social Work Outpatient Services Clinic at (808) 433-6606.

Road Closure — Sections of Airdrome/Latchum roads will be fully closed, 24/7, during reconstruction, through Aug. 17, subject to change, pending weather delays.
•Airdrome Road will be fully closed between Sasaoka Street and Denny Road, through July 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.

Suicide Prevention — The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, 24-hour crisis intervention hotline at (800) 273-TALK (8255), as well as an online service at Services are available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, to include all military members and their families.

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