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| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Army Substance Abuse Program Survey — The Inspector General for Installation Management Command-Pacific is seeking anyone who has sought ASAP services to complete a short confidential survey.
Information from the survey will be helpful in understanding better ways to service Soldiers, civilians and family members. Participation is heartily encouraged for this important survey at https://pacweb.hawaii.army.mil/asapsurvey.

6 / Saturday
Retiree Appreciation Day — Maj. Gen. Kurt Fuller, commander, 25th Infantry Division, will give 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.

7 / Sunday
Military Clothing Sales — Beginning Sunday, Oct. 7, the Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter Military Clothing Sales stores, part of the Exchange, will be closed on Sundays. Sunday operating hours have been discontinued due to Department of Defense budget reductions.

31 / Wednesday
Halloween — Authorized Halloween Trick or Treat hours for the Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks areas will be 5:30-9 p.m., Oct. 31. Children under the age of 10 will require an adult escort. The Directorate of Emergency Services will provide increased presence in the community during trick or treat hours. Military and Department of the Army civilian police will ensure all activities are conducted in a safe manner.

Ongoing
Voting Assistance Program — The federal voting assistance web portal provides help with the absentee ballot process at www.FVAP.gov. Call (703) 588-1584, or toll free at (800) 438-1584. Email the program at vote@fvap.gov. The Installation Voting Assistance Office is located at the Schofield Barracks Soldier Support Center, Bldg. 750, 673 Ayers Ave., Room 103. Email usaghi.voting@us.army.mil or call (808) 655-7182.

Flu Vaccinations — Tricare beneficiaries can now receive their flu vaccine at military medical treatment facilities. Vaccines will be available at post exchanges throughout October and at local schools in October and November. For hours and locations, visit www.tamc.amedd.army.mil/flu.

Suicide Prevention — The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, 24-hour crisis intervention hotline at (800) 273-TALK (8255), and at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org. Each is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

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