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| November 1, 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.


TSP Outage — The “My Account” section of the Thrift Savings Program website will be down for scheduled maintenance from 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. During this time, TSP participants will not be able to access their accounts. This maintenance is expected to last approximately seven hours, and access will be restored as soon as possible. Visit

5 / Tuesday

SMA Town Hall — Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III will discuss maintaining the Army’s combat edge, resiliency, rebalancing and leader development. All Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and spouses of Army North are invited to address topics of community interest, 1 p.m., in Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks.

12 / Tuesday

Suicide Prevention — Dr. Michelle Linn-Gust will discuss understanding the language of suicide at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 15, Schofield Barracks’ Sgt. Smith Theater, and at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 15, at Building 1554 auditorium on Fort Shafter Flats.

The discussion is open to all Soldiers and Army civilians. Call 438-4173 or visit

18 / Monday

Beaver Road Reconstruction, continued — Beaver Road, between Trimble and McMahon roads, will be closed for reconstruction, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Project schedule is subject to change, pending weather delays. Appropriate safety signs and barriers will be in place.

26 / Tuesday

USPS — Today is the first APO mailing deadline of the 2013 holiday season. See related story, p. A2.


Green to Gold — Officer-potential Soldiers who are interested in earning a degree are encouraged to apply. Check the Green to Gold website for complete benefits, eligibility requirements and the appropriate applications at


CID — Are you interested in a career as a special agent with the Army Criminal Investigation Command? If so, call 655-1989/0541. For more information and prerequisites, visit

CA/MISO Recruiting — Interested in Special Forces (SF), Civil Affairs (CA) or Military Information Support Operations (MISO)? Attend unclassified briefings on the mission, make-up and requirements of the Army Special Operations Force (ARSOF) assessment and selection and qualification courses.

Information pertaining to stationing and areas of operations for each ARSOF entity will be provided. The primary focus of the brief is to identify qualified candidates to attend the assessment and selection course, enabling them to be successful during the qualification course.

All candidates currently processing for any future ARSOF course are also provided a Future Special Operations Soldier Training Program (FSSTP) with its physical training program.

CA/MISO briefs are 12 p.m., Tuesdays; SF briefs are noon and 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Call Special Operations Recruiting at 655-4397 or visit Building 690, Room 3G, Schofield Barracks.

Computer Literacy — Operation Life Transformed, a public charity, is offering free scholarships for computer literacy courses to all active duty military, military spouses, war-wounded caregivers and transitioning veterans, included National Guard and Reserves.

For more details or to apply for a scholarship, visit Fill out the applications forms and all other paperwork and forward to

For more information, visit or call 800-342-9647.

New DOD Virtual Curriculum — The 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.

JKO online TAP GPS virtual curriculum has launched 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


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