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| October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

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28 / Sunday

Medical Badge Testing — The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) will lead U.S. Army Pacific’s Expert Field Medical Badge testing for medical Soldiers throughout the Pacific Theater, Oct. 28-Nov. 8. Please be aware of candidates during the road march, 5-8 a.m., Nov. 8, at Wheeler Army Air Field. The road march route includes Santos Dumont Avenue, Bunker Place, CW2 Latchum Road, Denny Road, and Airdrome Road. Expect delays, yield to Soldiers and observe the PT speed limit of 10 mph.


31 / Wednesday

Halloween — Authorized Halloween Trick or Treat hours for the Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks areas are 5:30-9 p.m., Oct. 31. Keiki under the age of 10 require an adult escort and law enforcement will be increased during trick or treat hours.



1 / Thursday

Change of Command — Col. J. Anson Smith, commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, will relinquish command to Brig. Gen. Dennis D. Doyle, 10 a.m., Nov. 1, at the TAMC flagpole. Call 433-5785.



Traffic Advisory — The state Department of Transportation announced the opening of the Karsten Thot Bridge in Wahiawa as of 5 a.m. Oct. 19. The speed limit will be reduced to 15 mph from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily, as work will continue under the bridge.


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


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

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