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| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Facebook Town Hall — Do you have questions about USAG-HI services, facilities or support, or about how to make the installation better? The next online Facebook Town Hall, hosted by Col. Daniel Whitney, commander, USAG-HI, is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m., Nov. 27, at, under the “Events” tab.
All Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians in U.S. Army-Hawaii can ask questions, address concerns and get responses.
If your question does not pertain to the public at-large, email the Interactive Customer Evaluation System, or ICE, at, or Ask the Garrison Commander at Call 656-3153.


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 or call 655-1989.



Wright Avenue Lane Closures — Portions of Wright Avenue, between Robbins and Elleman roads, will be completely closed through Dec. 6 for reconstruction (subject to change pending weather delays). This project is phased so that east- and westbound lanes of the divided portion are paved at alternate times. Call 656-2532.


Flu Vaccinations — Tricare beneficiaries can still receive their flu vaccine at military medical treatment facilities. Vaccines are now available. Visit


Suicide Prevention — The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, 24-hour crisis intervention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call (800) 273-TALK (8255) or visit


Unemployed Veterans Education Assistance — Veterans ages 35-60 can apply for new benefits to cover education costs up to one year through a joint Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor program. A Veteran Retraining Assistance Program allows qualifying veterans to receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the full-time Montgomery GI Bill. The active duty rate is currently $1,473 per month.


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. Visit


Mystery Customer Program — USAG-HI is looking for volunteers to participate in a new program aimed at evaluating customer service in its facilities. The Mystery Customer Program helps the garrison provide world-class customer service to Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians. Call 655-9026.

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