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| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Send announcements for Soldiers and civilian employees to news@ Unless otherwise indicated, all phone numbers are area code 808.

Send announcements for Soldiers and civilian employees to news@
Unless otherwise indicated, all phone numbers are area code 808.

March 2013

2 / Saturday

Combatives Tournament — Tripler Army Medical Center hosts its 2nd Combatives Tournament, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 2-3, at the Fort Shafter gym.
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., and at Schofield Barracks, customers not signed in by 3 p.m. must return the following day. Please plan accordingly. Call 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 438-1152.

9 / Saturday

Schofield Power Outage — An outage is scheduled 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. for the following buildings: 695 (Pharmacy), 699A (credit union), 699, and the Medical Clinic portable trailer offices. Call (808) 835-4522. Also on March 9, the following sections of Area A housing will experience a scheduled outage 7:30-11:30 a.m.: Belcher, Young and Yabes courts; Quarters 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38. Call (808) 655-0591.

13 / Wednesday

Money Management

Forum — A free financial readiness forum for service members and families takes place 9:30-11:30 a.m. at ACS, Bldg. 2091, Schofield Barracks.
Learn strategies for smart saving and investing, key elements of a successful financial plan, ways to manage debt and increase your credit score, and more. Seating is limited. RSVP at (808) 655-4227.

15 / Friday

Wheeler Road Closure —Wright Avenue between Sperry Loop and Lilienthal Road to Warhawk Field Road (near the Hawaii National Guard parking lot entrance) will be fully closed 24/7, March 15-April 19, for construction.
The following traffic control measures will be implemented during two phases of closure:

•Phase one is closure of Wright Avenue/Warhawk Field Road from Peterson Court to Hawaii National Guard parking lot entrance;

•Phase two is closure of Wright Avenue from Lilienthal Road to Peterson Court.

•Detours include Santos Dumont, Fernandez Avenue and Vought Avenue.

Please note that the project schedule is subject to change pending weather delays and unknown underground conditions. Call (808) 656-2420.

Schofield Traffic Detours — Traffic will be impacted on Schofield, March 15-28 for resurfacing. Lyman Road (between the Gate and Flagler roads) will be closed 8 p.m.-4 a.m. Traffic will be detoured through Foote Gate. Normal traffic on Lyman will be restored during the day.
Emergency access to Bldgs. 3010 and 3026 will be from existing temporary driveway west of Flagler Road off Lyman Road. Call (808) 656-3295.

23 / Saturday

Multiple Scheduled Power Outages — Outages affecting Schofield Barracks areas from Lyman Road to the post cemetery are scheduled 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. for the following buildings: 2605, 2606, (Burger King and Popeye’s), 2400, 2408, 2428, 2420, 2440, 2446, 2448, 2459, 2460, 2480, 2488, 2509, 2510, 934, 930, 936, 935, 2810-2818, 950, 2805, 910, 2802, 2800, 3026, 3021, 3010, 3004, 3005, 3040-3050.
Buildings 3021, 3026 and 3010 will be out until 3:30 p.m.
Bldg. 1020 will experience an outage 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The fire lane behind Bldg. 1020 may be used temporarily (during the outage) by the contractor. Call (808) 655-0591.

28 / Thursday

Veterans Forum — The 2013 Hawaii Veterans and Small Business Forum & Expo takes place at the Hale Koa Hotel, Thursday, 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, Service Contract Act, joint ventures, GSA versus commercial, ethics in contracting, 8(a) certification, SDVOSB certifications, and general panel discussions. The deadline to register is March 21. Register online at or call (808) 596-8990, ext. 1008, or (808) 596-8990, ext. 1007.


Road Detour — Lyman Road (between Hewitt Road and Carpenter Street) is closed 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. until March 23. Traffic detours through Hewitt and Trimble roads and Carpenter Street. Call (808) 656-3295.

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