Gate Closures — The Directorate of Emergency Services, or DES, is implementing new Schofield Barracks gate restrictions to help alleviate traffic congestion from the Wahiawa Bridge closure.
•McNair Gate will be closed to traffic coming from Honolulu and from turning left into McNair Gate from 5-7:30 a.m. and from 4-6:30 p.m., weekdays.
•McNair Gate’s outbound lane turning left toward North Shore will be closed from 5-7:30 a.m. and from 4-6:30 p.m., weekdays.
•Macomb Gate’s outbound lane turning right toward Honolulu will be closed from 4-6:30 p.m., weekdays.
These specific lane closures are being instituted to help alleviate traffic congestion on Wilikina Drive while still providing access from Schofield Barracks to Honolulu and North Shore.
The Honolulu Police Department will continue to remain at key intersections during peak times to facilitate traffic flow. For details, call DES Operations at (808) 656-0524.
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
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, 11 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.
3 / Wednesday
Hispanic Heritage Month — “Diversity United: Building America’s Future Today” is the theme for this observance, 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 3, at Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks.
Daniel Martinez, chief historian for the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at the USS Arizona Memorial, is the scheduled keynote speaker.
This event is hosted by 130th Engineer Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Team EO and EEO Hawaii. Call (808) 655-4545.
Medal of Honor Remembrance — Join more than 50 Medal of Honor recipients, local military and veterans, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Oct. 3, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for a ceremony remembering 32 of America’s bravest heroes who are interred at the cemetery.
Living medal recipients will dedicate a memorial stone at the ceremony. Local veterans groups are invited to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony as part of the dedication.
For details, visit email@example.com or www.MedalofHonorConvention2012.com. This event is free and open to the public.
6 / Saturday
Retiree Appreciation Day — Maj. Gen. Kurt Fuller, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, will provide opening remarks at Retiree Appreciation Day, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 6, at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. Interactive presentations on health education and the Army Emergency Relief program are scheduled.
Call the Retirement Services Office at (808) 655-1514/1585.
Medal of Honor — Tickets can be purchased now for the 2012 Medal of Honor Convention. More than 50 Medal of Honor recipients will be available for a book signing, open to the public. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.MedalofHonorConvention2012.com.
Signing sessions are 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.