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| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Road Repairs — Asphalt repair and other work will be performed on Paalaa Uka Pupukea Road, Helemano Military Reservation, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., beginning today and scheduled for completion by March 15, or sooner, depending on weather. One lane of traffic and the sidewalk will be closed with detours posted. Paalaa Uka and Mua roads (both lanes) will reopen at end of workdays. Call (808) 656-2420.

23 / Saturday

Schofield Power Outage — A power outage is scheduled 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 23, in preparation for construction of the new Warriors in Transition Barracks. Contractors will need to access an electrical manhole on Waianae Avenue that will involve a power outage for certain areas on post, as follows:

•9000 block, Waianae Avenue;

•All trailers on Ayers Road;

•Bachelor officer quarters;

•Bldg. 750, Soldier Assistance Center;

•Bldg. 9091, Youth Center;

•Bldg. 9098, Child Development Center;

•Hamilton housing area;

•McNair Gate; and

•Stoneman Field.

Twenty-pound bags of ice will be available, free of charge, in the parking lot across from Hamilton Field along Grimes Street, starting at 9 a.m., until the 500-bag allotment is gone.

26 / Tuesday

Museum Reopening — The Tropic Lightning Museum at SB will reopen, 9 a.m., Feb. 26, following facility renovations inside the museum. Call (808) 655-0438.

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 community members may 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

28 / Thursday

AUSA luncheon — Members of AUSA are welcome to a corporate member recognition luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Pikaki Ballroom of the Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter. The guest speaker is Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, commander, 8th Theater Sustainment Command. Tickets limited. Call (808) 438-7553 or email


2 / Saturday

Combatives Tournament — Tripler Army Medical Center hosts its 2nd annual Combatives Tournament, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 2-3, at the Fort Shafter gym. The tournament is open to all military branches. Call (808) 433-1887.

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 during the week of March 4-8. During the week, both offices will close for lunch between noon-1 p.m. At Schofield Barracks, customers not signed in by 3 p.m. must return the following day, so plan accordingly. Call (808) 438-1518.

Fitness Center Closure — Nautilus equipment in Weight Room #1 at the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 665, will be closed from March 4-12 for lighting system replacement. Call (808) 438-1152.

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, 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 or call (808) 596-8990, ext. 1008, or (808) 596-8990, ext. 1007.


Tax Center — All Army, Reserve, Guard, family members and retirees are eligible for free tax service assistance. Tax centers are open at SB and FS. Call (808) 655-1040 or visit

Neighborhood Watch — Want to keep your neighborhood safe? It’s a simple process that takes initiative and personal responsibility. Find out how you can start up a Neighborhood Watch Program. Visit

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

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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