News Briefs

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
News Briefs

News Briefs

July 12
Sequestration For updates on sequestration furlough impacts within the garrison, visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/command/documents.htm?tab=4 or call 656-3155/3153.

Island Palm Communities is not impacted by furloughs, and all offices and services will operate normally, including its leasing offices that secure on-post housing for inbound families and those wanting to move from off post to on post. Call (808) 275-3177.

15 / Monday
CIF Closure —
The Schofield Central Issue Facility is closed two weeks for an inventory and will reopen July 29. All emergencies and special circumstances outside of core hours will continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis. Call (808) 655-8120.

Deadline — Today is the last day to apply for the U.S. Army Parachute Team. To be selected, an individual must be on active duty status, have completed 100 free falls and have a good background record. Call (910) 396-4800. But don’t wait — you need your chain of command’s endorsement!

20 / Saturday
Road Closure — Ponciano and Walker drives on Fort Shafter along the elementary school and the water pump station will have restricted access for construction. Call (808) 835-4242.

22 / Monday
Traffic Alert — Fort Shafter’s Loop and Stream roads will be fully closed for construction. Access will be allowed for local traffic only on Loop Road heading northwest from Suehiro Road up to the full lane road closure, and only on Stream Road heading southwest from Signal Street up to the full lane road closure. Call (808) 835-4247.

23 / Tuesday
599th TSB — Col. Gust Pagonis will relinquish command of the 599th Transportation Surface Brigade to Col. Shannon Cox during a change of command and retirement ceremony at 1 p.m., July 23, aboard the Battleship Missouri at Ford Island. Pagonis retires after 27 years of service.

Lane Closure — The southbound direction of Kamehameha Highway between Whitmore and Kilani avenues in Wahiawa will be closed 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. for road resurfacing on the approaches to the Karsten Thot Bridge. During this time, the northbound lane will be contraflowed. Motorists are advised to allow for extra travel time.

Ongoing
DOD Seeks Lending Input — The Department of Defense is seeking input on the need to revise the department’s existing regulation implementing the Military Lending Act (MLA) to provide for certain limits on credit extended to service members. In particular, DOD is interested in comments on the scope of the definition of “consumer credit”and on alternative programs or products available to service members seeking small dollar credit.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working with DOD as a consulting agency to support efforts to examine and consider improvements to the MLA rules. Visit https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/06/17/2013-14321/limitations-on-terms-of-consumer-credit-extended-to-service-members-and-dependents.

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