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| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Black Friday — The Schofield Main Exchange will open its doors at 4 a.m., Friday, Nov. 23, for “Black Friday” sales. Call 808-622-1773.

Military Spouse of the Year — “Military Spouse” magazine opened nominations for the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year. The 6th annual award honors military spouses from all branches of the service and all ranks. Nominations can be submitted at through Jan. 4. Installation, state and district winners will be selected via an online vote, Jan. 22. Six branch level winners will be selected from installation level winners in a subsequent online vote, Feb. 5. Then, these six finalists will be considered for the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year award.  The winner will be announced May 9 at the awards luncheon in Washington, D.C.

27 / Tuesday
Facebook Town Hall — 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 www.face, under the “Events” tab. All Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians in U.S. Army-Hawaii can ask questions, address concerns and get responses. Call 808-656-3153.

3 / Monday
Tree Lighting Ceremony — Tripler Army Medical Center will kick off the holiday season with its annual ceremony, 5-7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, on the Tripler lawn. Afterwards, light refreshments will be served and families can participate in holiday-themed activities. Santa Claus and his elves will make an appearance. Call 808-433-5106.
Other tree lighting ceremonies will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6 p.m., at Schofield’s Generals Loop and Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m., at Fort Shafter’s Palm Circle. See MWR briefs or Visit

Exchange Holiday Layaway — Schofield shoppers can select their gifts for layaway and stop by customer service to complete the layaway process for free.
“For free” means that, while the Exchange collects an initial $3 processing fee for new layaways, the amount is returned to customers via an Exchange Merchandise Gift Card, upon final payment. A deposit of 15 percent is required when starting the layaway process. Visit Exchange Customer Service for details and eligibility.

Food for Families — ASYMCA at WAAF has an emergency food locker to assist military families in need. Call 808-624-5645.

Freeway Service Patrol — This service is operational on Hawaii’s freeways and sponsored by Hawaii’s Department of Transportation, the Honolulu Police and Fire departments, and Emergency Medical Services.
The free service provides assistance to stranded motorists by changing flat tires, jump-starting vehicles, refilling radiators, making some temporary repairs and providing an emergency gallon of gasoline. The service is available 5 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, except federal holidays. Call 808-841-4357.

Hiking Club — The Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club leads weekly hikes around various Oahu locations.  For membership information, visit Visiting hikers are welcome.

Hui Thrift Shop — The Hui Thrift Shop at SB offers great bargains and a chance to volunteer. Located at 2107 Ulrich Way, behind ACS, the shop is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the first and third Saturday of the month.
Consignment hours are 9-11 a.m. Call 808-624-3254 or email

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