News Briefs: April 11, 2014

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News Briefs

Today

Heart Healthy — The “Heartbleed” bug currently attacking computer systems worldwide, exposing millions of usernames and passwords, didn’t affect the U.S. government’s Thrift Savings Plan. Heartbleed was unheard of, until a few days ago, and surfaced in international media as a major problem, so much so, that hundreds of millions of people may be changing their passwords. TSP issued an advisory, yesterday, to assure investors that their personal information is safe.

Interview with a Veteran — The University of Missouri-Kansas City will be conducting brief interviews with veterans at University of Hawaii-Manoa (Wist Hall), 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in regards to how colleges/universities can be supportive in aiding them in academic pursuit. The information will be used to tell a national story of how colleges, employers and communities can focus their efforts and money to better support veterans.

Participants will receive a $25 gift card and the opportunity to participate in an online follow-up discussion and a $100 stipend. Visit http://veteraninstemhi.weebly.com/sign-up.html.

15 / Tuesday

In Memoriam — The 599th Transportation Brigade will hold a memorial service and celebration of the life of friend and colleague James “Jim” Staege, who was the plans chief, at 9 a.m., in the Wheeler Army Airfield Chapel. Call 656-6420.

16 / Wednesday

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation — The Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board is hosting Sharon Senecal in a two-hour presentation of the “Four Generations in the Workplace,” 1 p.m., Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel, 1790 Bougainvillea Loop. Visit www.honolulu-pacific.feb.gov to register.

25 / Friday

Traveling Travel — Carlson-Wagonlit Travel/SATO Travel Office, in Bldg. 690 on Schofield Barracks, closes at 11 a.m. to move to the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, in Bldg. 750, Ayres Avenue, where it will reopen, 8 a.m., April 28. The Fort Shafter CWT SATO will be open to handle any emergencies.

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. Turn in unwanted, over-the-counter and prescription medications to be disposed of properly at the Schofield Barracks Exchange drop-off.

Minimize medications cycling back into our communities or being thrown away into our landfills. Call 541-1930 or visit www.dea.gov for more locations.

28 / Monday

Never Again — A Holocaust Remembrance takes place, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at Schofield’s Sgt. Smith Theater. Call 655-0386.

29 / Tuesday

Can I Get a Volunteer? — The annual garrison Volunteer Recognition Ceremony takes place 5:30 p.m. at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks, to recognize exemplary achievement in volunteer service to the Hawaii Army community. Call 655-1702.

30 / Wednesday

FBTH — Attend the quarterly online Facebook Town Hall, hosted by Col. Daniel Whitney, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, at www.facebook.com/usaghawaii, under the “Events” tab.”

GAT Going — Civilian employees are encouraged to try a new, voluntary and confidential online self-development platform now available Armywide, with resources tailored to fit not only Soldiers and their families, but Army civilians, as well. It is called ArmyFit (the new Global Assessment Tool 2.0). Visit https://armyfit.army.mil/ or go to www.hawaiiarmyweekly.com for more information.

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