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| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Send announcements for Soldiers and civilian employees to<br />Unless otherwise indicated, all phone numbers are area code 808.

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


Combined Federal Campaign — The Hawaii-Pacific CFC is not suspended, though an American Forces Press Service release placed CFC on hold, Oct. 11. The suspension applies to the continental U.S., of which the Hawaii-Pacific area is not included, said Air Force Lt. Col. Andrew Cruz, Hawaii-Pacific CFC project officer.
Locally, units are using discretion to suspend or cancel FUNraising events and activities, like fun runs, bake sales and golf tournaments.
Also, due to financial difficulties caused by furloughs, Veterans Affairs payments and military death benefits, CFC points of contact are proceeding with sensitivity.
The Hawaii-Pacific CFC runs Sept. 16-Oct. 31. Some agencies have received a Nov. 15 extension.

New DOD Virtual Curriculum — The Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) portal is DOD’s effort to put a redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP), now called TAP Goals, Planning and Success (GPS) into an environment where service members can access it whenever they need it, from anywhere in the world.
TAP GPS virtual curriculum is at
Transition preparation training is now in a military training platform. New TAP GPS curriculum offers 10 training modules for service members to attain required career readiness standards before they separate.
Soldiers should contact the ACAP Center at 655-1028. Other links are:;;; and


22 / Tuesday

Electrical Outage at AMR — An electrical outage at Aliamanu Military Reservation is scheduled, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., to support work by Hawaiian Electric Company on its high-voltage distribution system.
Neighborhoods affected during the scheduled electrical power are AMA, Bougainville, Hibiscus, Makai View, Plumeria, Rim Loop, Sky View and Valley View. Some facilities, like Burger King and the shoppette, will be closed.
Back-up generators for walk-in freezer and refrigerator units only shall be provided at the Child Development Center, gym and the shoppette. Call 656-3065.


26 / Saturday

National Take-Back Day — Turn in unwanted/unused/expired medication for safe, anonymous disposal on National Prescription Take-Back Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., inside the Schofield Barracks Main Exchange, near the flower shop, and other locations around Oahu. Call 541-1930 or visit

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