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| September 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

K Quad DFAC — The “Grab and Go” area in the K Quad dining facility is now open 7:30-9 a.m., daily, for breakfast and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for lunch. A Lumber Jack breakfast meal, and breakfast sandwiches are featured in the morning, and pizza and assorted hot and cold sandwiches are offered for lunch.
Menus are subject to change based upon popularity and availability. Grab and Go is closed for dinner, weekends and holidays. This service is free for meal cardholders. For non-cardholders and civilians breakfast is $2.45; lunch is $4.55.

15 / Saturday
WAAF Power Shutdown — A scheduled power shutdown, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 15, will affect all of Wheeler Army Airfield. The Hawaiian Electric Company will be inspecting and performing routine maintenance of its substation transformer. Call (808) 656-3065.

18 / Tuesday
Flu Vaccinations — All active duty Soldiers and critical Army civilian employees are required to get their flu vaccine during the mass flu vaccination exercise, Sept. 18-20. Vaccination sites are scheduled on all military installations.
Tricare beneficiaries can begin receiving their flu vaccine at military medical treatment facilities, Sept. 21; vaccines will be available at post exchanges throughout October and at local schools in October and November.
For a complete listing of clinic operating hours or scheduled vaccinations at post exchanges, visit

CID Recruitment — The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command, or CID, is seeking qualified, high-caliber Soldiers for CID special agents.
Recruiting briefings are at 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, at the Hawaii CID Office, Bldg. 3026, Schofield Barracks. Visit, call (808) 655-1989 or email

21 / Friday
POW/MIA Ceremony — The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command will honor former prisoners of war and fallen U.S. personnel who remain missing in action, 10 a.m., Sept. 21, during a ceremony commemorating National POW/MIA Recognition Day at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
This event is free and open to the public; organizations are welcome to present wreaths or flowers in honor of the many sacrifices made by those who served our nation.
Presentations must be delivered to the Punchbowl ceremony no later than 9:15 a.m., Sept. 21. Call Elizabeth Feeney at (808) 448-1937.

29 / Saturday
National Take Back Initiative — Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe, anonymous disposal, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 29, at the Schofield Exchange, near the Flower Shop.
Other NTBI locations include the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange main lobby, Mililani Town Center’s bandstand area and Hawaii State Capitol’s South King Street side.

30 / Sunday
Gold Star Mother’s Day — Gold Star mothers and family members will present a Lei of Honor and Remembrance ceremony at the base of the Lady Columbia statue, 10:30 a.m., Sept
30, at Punchbowl cemetery as part of the national Gold Star Mother’s Day observance.
A blessing ceremony and words of remembrance will be provided. The public is invited.
Call (808) 438-9285.


6 / Saturday
Medal of Honor — Tickets can be purchased now for the 2012 Medal of Honor Convention,
Oct. 6. This event features more than 50 Medal of Honor recipients who will be available for a book signing open to the public.
Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased at www.MedalofHonorConvention  Recipients will meet and greet the public during two signing sessions: 9-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 6, at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki. Only 500 tickets for each session will be sold. Tickets will not be sold at the door.


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

Personal Relationship Worries — Tripler Army Medical Center’s marriage and family therapists, as well as licensed clinical social workers, provide individuals, couples and family counseling. TAMC can help with communication, conflict resolution, parenting and deployment issues. No referrals are required. Call (808) 433-6606 for more information.

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