New Briefs

| November 15, 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.


FEHB Open Season — This is a great time to review your health benefits coverage. Federal Employees Health Benefits open season information is now available at: openseason.html Your FEHB enrollment or change must be processed through the Army Benefits Center-Civilian. Paper enrollment forms will not be accepted. Visit For information on dental, vision, life insurance and more, visit If you need assistance with your election, call 877-276-9287.

CFPB vs. Payday Loans — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now accepting complaints from borrowers encountering problems with payday loans. Payday loans, also known as “cash advances” or “check loans,” are often short-term, small-dollar loans, generally for $500 or less. To submit a complaint, visit Additionally, through AskCFPB, consumers can get clear, unbiased answers to their questions about payday loans at or call 855-411-CFPB (2372).

 AFCEA Exposition — Register now to attend the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International and AFCEA Hawaii 28th Annual TechNet Asia-Pacific Conference and Exposition at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Dec. 3-5. Visit

 20 / Wednesday

WAAF Power Outages — Wheeler Army Airfield will require a power outage, 3:30-7:30 p.m., impacting Buildings 104, 105, 106, 112 680, 681, 682, 683 and 508.

26 / Tuesday

USPS —To ensure timely delivery of holiday wishes by Dec. 25, send cards and packages to military APO/FPO/DPO addresses overseas no later than the following mailing dates:

•Nov. 26, space available;

•Dec. 3, Parcel Airlift and Priority/first class to ZIPs beginning with 093.

•Dec. 10, Priority and first-class letters; and

•Dec. 17, Express (except ZIP codes beginning with 093).


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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