News Briefs

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News Briefs

Friday, March 14, 2014

Guns & Arrows — Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii will open for archery and shotgun hunting this weekend, 5 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Hunting passes will be provided at check-in stations beginning at 5 p.m., today. Hunting areas will be monitored by federal and local law enforcement agencies. Bag limits apply. Call (808) 969-3474 or visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/pta and click the hunting tab.

Travel Recruits — U.S. Army Recruiting Command seeks travel photos highlighting areas around Army installations to show potential recruits the places around the world they could possibly go. If you have interesting off-post photos, here, or at your last duty station, send them to news@hawaiiarmyweekly.com.

Scam ‘o the Week — Recently, some myPay users received a fake email asking for the answers to myPay security questions. You should NEVER share the answers to your myPay security questions with anyone. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service, myPay, or SmartDocs, will never ask you for this information. If you responded to this email request with the answers to your myPay security questions, log into myPay and change your security questions immediately!

VA ID Card — The Department of Veteran Affairs announced the phased roll out of newly designed, more secure Veteran Health Identification Cards. The new cards are distinguished by additional security features and will have a different look and feel. All enrolled veterans are encouraged to get a VHIC. Enrolled veterans can get more information about the VHIC by visiting www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vhic, their VA medical facility enrollment coordinator, calling 1-877-222-VETS (8387) or visiting their local VA health care facility.

18 / Tuesday

MOH — President Barack Obama will present 24 Army veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam with the Medal of Honor in one of the largest MOH ceremonies in history. Each of these Soldiers’ bravery was previously recognized by award of the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second highest award. That award will be upgraded to the Medal of Honor.

Learn more about these heroes by visiting www.army.mil/medalofhonor/valor24.

19 / Wednesday

Celebrate Women’s History — Join the Equal Employment Opportunity office to celebrate Women’s History Month, 11 a.m., at Wheeler chapel. The 2014 theme is “Character, Courage and Commitment.” Call 655-9378.

April

26 / Saturday

Take it Back! — The Army Substance Abuse Program, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, conducts its annual National Take Back Initiative, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Anyone can turn in unwanted, over-the-counter and prescription medications to be disposed of properly. Minimize medications cycling back into our communities or being thrown away into our landfills. Call 541-1930 or visit www.dea.gov.

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