News Briefs, Feb. 15, 2013

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



Scholarship Deadline — The application period for Tillman Military Scholars remains open until 11:59:59 p.m. PST, tonight. This scholarship supports active and veteran service members and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of their choice.

Scholarship funds cover direct study-related expenses, such as tuition and fees, and other needs, including housing and childcare. Visit

20 / Wednesday

“Veterans of Color” Film Festival — This special film chronicles the heroic service of African-American men and women who had to conquer the enemy while battling for equality from World War II through recent deployments.

The Honolulu Museum of Arts’ African-American Film Festival, in conjunction with the 25th Infantry Division and Schofield Barracks Team EO/EEO, present this special festival, Feb. 20-22. Call (808) 655-0240.

21 / Thursday

Bridge closure change — Per a change from the original announcement date of Wednesday, Feb. 20, one lane of Karsten Thot Bridge in Wahiawa will be closed, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 21.

Through traffic will be allowed in both directions, but the state Department of Transportation advises drivers to expect delays and consider alternate routes, when possible.

Signs will be posted on either side of the bridge to notify motorists of the upcoming changes, and flaggers will be on-site to control traffic.

27 / Wednesday

Virtual Career Fair — Veterans Recruiting Services will host a Virtual Career Fair, 1-4 p.m., Feb. 27. This event will focus on transportation and logistics careers.

The Department of Transportation, FAA, TSA, General Motors, Penske, Waste Management and Pepsi will participate. Visit

Facebook Town Hall — Do you have ideas about how to make the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community better? Do you have questions about USAG-HI services, facilities or support? If so, get ready for the next online Facebook Town Hall, hosted by Col. Daniel Whitney, commander, USAG-HI, 6-7:30 p.m., 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 Ask


4 / Monday

Housing Office hours — Due to training requirements, the Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter Housing Services Offices will have limited staffing and provide limited service March 4-8. During the week, both offices will close for lunch noon-1 p.m., and at Schofield Barracks, customers not signed in by 3 p.m. must return the following day. Plan accordingly. Call (808) 438-1518.

28 / Thursday

Veterans Forum — The 2013 Hawaii Veterans and Small Business Forum & Expo takes place at the Hale Koa Hotel, March 28, featuring keynote speakers and presenters from various veteran-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran small businesses, prime contractors, and state and federal agencies.

Deadline to register is March 21. Register online at or call (808) 596-8990, ext. 1008, or (808) 596-8990, ext. 1007.


Macomb Gate — This gate is open weekdays for inbound and outbound traffic, 5 a.m.-7 p.m., during construction work.

Stover Gate — Stover Gate on Wheeler Army Airfield is open until further notice for outbound traffic from 5:30-7:30 a.m., weekdays. Traffic exiting must turn right. Call (808) 656-6750.


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