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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:
•Closure of Wright Avenue/Warhawk Field Road, from Peterson Court to Hawaii National Guard parking lot entrance; and
•Closure of Wright Avenue, from Lilienthal Road to Peterson Court.
Detours include Santos Dumont, Fernandez Avenue and Vought Avenue.
Note that project schedule is subject to change, pending weather delays and unknown underground conditions. Call 656-2420.


Schofield Traffic Detours — Lyman Road (between the gate and Flagler roads on Schofield) will be closed, 8 p.m.-4 a.m., March 15-28, for resurfacing. 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 656-3295.


18 / Monday

Walker Bridge Replacement — The following traffic-pattern changes will be in effect, March 18-Oct. 30, while the bridge is replaced:
•Walker Drive will be closed from Bldg. 223;
•Walker Bridge will be fully closed;
•One-way traffic pattern on Walker Drive, from Ponciano Drive to Bonney Loop;
•All entry/access to Fort Shafter Elementary School will be through Ponciano Drive only, via Funston Road; and
•Pedestrians and vehicles will not be able to cross over stream.
Due to the bridge closure, Shafter Elementary parents will no longer be able to use the parking lot at the Environmental Building. Instead, they may park on the left side of Walker Drive, going up the hill.
Motorists are advised to expect delays and follow detour signs to adjacent roads. Also, use caution and observe all signs, traffic control personnel and devices while driving through affected work areas.
Contact Randy Mita, 835-4242, or Paul Choy, 835-4243.


19 / Tuesday

Prevention Education — The Army Substance Abuse Program hosts a two-day “Prime for Life” class, 9 a.m.-4 p.m, March 19-20, at ITC,
Bldg. 896, Schofield Barracks, for individuals who have had a recent alcohol- or drug-related incidents. This class is state and Army certified and will satisfy alcohol and drug education requirements imposed by civilian judges, as well as commanders.


20 / Wednesday

Virtual Career Fair — In observance of National Hire a Veteran Day, Veteran Recruiting Services, in support of the White House Joining Forces Initiative and dozens of leading American employers, will hold a virtual career fair online, March 20, for veterans looking to re-enter the civilian job market, with opportunities to meet and interact with dozens of employers from across the country, build a career profile, chat live with recruiters and connect with other veterans and military spouses.


21 / 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.
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 596-8990, ext. 1008, or 596-8990, ext. 1007.


23 / Saturday

Multiple Scheduled Power Outages — Outages are scheduled on Schofield Barracks, from Lyman Road to the post cemetery, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., March 23, for Bldgs. 2605 and 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.
Power in Bldgs. 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 by the contractor during the outage. Call 655-0591.


27 / Wednesday

Women’s History Month — Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division; U.S. Army Pacific Command; and Team EO/EEO sponsor “Proud of Who We Are, Honoring Our History, Continuing The Legacy,” with guest speaker U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, 10:30-11:30 a.m., March 27, at the Tropics Warrior Zone, Schofield Barracks.
Call 655-0053.

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