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| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments


February 2013

11 / Monday

Fort Shafter Gym Closure — Weight Room #1, the Nautilus Equipment Room, in the physical fitness center in Bldg. 665, will be closed for lighting system replacement, Feb. 11-20. It will reopen at 5:30 a.m., Feb. 21. Call (808) 438-1152.

12 / Tuesday

Theater Exercise — The 728th Military Police Battalion will conduct an exercise inside Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. People in the vicinity or personnel working in Building 500 may hear gunshots from the training within the theater. For more details, call (808) 655-7301.

13 / Wednesday

Memorial Service — A unit memorial service for Spc. Trevor McGurran, 715th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade, is scheduled in the Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel at 1 p.m.

Bridge Lane Closure — The state Department of Transportation advises Oahu motorists of temporary modifications to traffic patterns over the Karsten Thot Bridge in Wahiawa, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., daily, Feb. 13 and 20. One lane will be closed and flaggers will control traffic. Though traffic will be allowed both directions, drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes, when possible. Signs are posted on either side of the bridge notifying motorists of the upcoming changes. Hawaii DOT appreciates the public’s patience and understanding as it continues work to make Karsten Thot Bridge safe for all drivers..

15 / Friday

Scholarship Deadline — Applications for Tillman Military Scholars remain open until 11:59:59 p.m. PST. This scholarship supports our nation’s active and veteran service members and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of their choice. Visit

20 / Wednesday

“Veterans of Color” Film Festival — Learn stories of African-American men and women who served in our armed forces. “Veterans of Color” chronicles the heroic service of Soldiers who had to battle for equality, specially presented Feb. 20-22 by the Honolulu Museum of Arts’ African-American Film Festival, in conjunction with the 25th Infantry Division and Schofield Barracks Team EO/EEO.

27 / Wednesday

Virtual Career Fair — Veterans Recruiting Services will host a Virtual Career Fair, 1-4 p.m., Feb. 27. The Department of Transportation, FAA, TSA, General Motors, Penske, Waste Management and Pepsi will participate. Visit

Facebook Town Hall — Get ready for the next online Facebook Town Hall, hosted by Col. Daniel Whitney, commander, USAG-HI, 6-7:30 p.m., Feb. 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


Macomb Gate — Macomb Gate is open weekdays for inbound and outbound traffic, 5 a.m.-7 p.m. See p. A-1.

Stover Gate — Stover Gate on Wheeler Army Airfield is open until further notice for outbound traffic, only, from 5:30-7:30 a.m., weekdays. Traffic must turn right onto Kamehameha Highway. Call 656-6750.

VetNet — A great way to start 2013 and to help veterans and military spouses, VetNet is a technology-based effort to help veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses find meaningful employment. Think of VetNet as a virtual career resource. Now veterans and military spouses can search for thousands of job opportunities, either by industry or geographic region; visit

Veterans Forum — The 2013 Hawaii Veterans and Small Business Forum & Expo takes place at the Hale Koa Hotel, Thursday, March 28, and features keynote speakers and presenters from various veteran-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran small businesses, prime contractors, state and federal agencies. Breakout sessions will include topics on how to work with the federal government, Davis Bacon Act and Service Contract Act, joint ventures, GSA versus commercial, ethics in contracting, 8(a) certification, SDVOSB certifications, and general panel discussions. Deadline to register is March 21; register online at; call (808) 596-8990, ext. 1008; or call (808) 596-8990, ext. 1007.

Testing — The Schofield Army Education Center offers free College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) every Tuesday, from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Education Center, Bldg. 560, Rm. 214.Testers must arrive two hours before closing time to provide ample time to complete tests. Study guides are available at the Learning Resource Center, Rm. 203. Visit

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