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| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Today, May 31, 2013

Last Call for DKO — After 6 p.m. Hawaiian time, Defense Knowledge Online account holders will lose all access. To retain content stored on DKO, users must download it before 12 a.m. EST; any remaining data will be deleted. To transfer data, go to


4 / Tuesday

Flying V — A Flying V and Retirement Ceremony honoring Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commanding, U.S. Army-Pacific, will be held at 1 p.m. at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter. Retired Gen. David Bramlett will officiate. The Flying V Ceremony traditionally welcomes or honors senior Army officials when they assume duties, depart or retire from an Army command. Flying V refers to the V shape way the colors are posted during the ceremony.

10 / Monday

Tripler Trolley — The trolley begins new red and blue routes. Red will pick up from seven locations and transport passengers to the oceanside entrance, and Blue will pick up from 10 locations and take passengers to the mountainside entrance, emergency, Army hotel, Fisher House, Tripler Army Medical Center Gym and Veteran Affairs Center.

TAMC Lane Closure — Krukowski Road near Buildings 102 and 104 will be partially closed for utility installation. The work will be performed in two phases, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays. Phase one will occupy the north side of the road, June 10-12 (the south lane will remain open for two-way traffic), and phase two on the south side, June 13-26 (north lane open for two-way traffic.) Please exercise additional caution and plan ahead to avoid delays.

11 / Tuesday

Commissary Inventory — The Schofield Barracks Commissary will close five hours early in order to conduct a formal inventory. Store hours will be 8-9 a.m. for early bird and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for normal shopping. Call (808) 655-5066.

14 / Friday

Happy Birthday —U.S. Army-Pacific will celebrate the 238th Army Birthday at the USARPAC Army Birthday Commemoration at Hilton Hawaiian Village. A cocktail hour will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The formal portion of the evening begins at 6:30 p.m. See your unit representative for more information.

24 / Monday

ICS 300 & 400 — Attend FEMA’s Incident Command System training courses 300 and 400. Register at or call (808) 438-5176.

Veteran Job Center — Stars and Stripes offers a full-featured site for retiring and veteran military powered by Transition Assistance Online (TAO), a leader in providing transitioning military with career assistance, which permits resume postings and job search at no charge to employment seekers and features opportunities from prominent business leaders actively seeking to employ former members of the U.S. military. The new employment site provides a dedicated resource that permits transitioning military users to register and post resumes. The site also provides information on security clearances, offers an excellent tool for translating military specialties (MOS) into civilian job skills and supplies guidance on diverse topics from financial and career planning to tips on resume writing and interview tactics. Visit

Tuition Assistance — The GoArmyEd online portal has been turned back on as of April 9, allowing Soldiers to request Tuition Assistance (TA) for the remainder of fiscal year 2013. Eligibility for TA and annual caps ($4,500 per year and $250 per semester hour) remain unchanged. Visit

Computer Literacy Training — Operation Life Transformed offers free scholarships for computer literacy courses to all active duty military, military spouses, war-wounded caregivers and transitioning veterans, including National Guard and Reserves. Visit to learn more or to apply. For further information on the program, contact the Military One Source website,, or call 1-800-342-9647.


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