News Briefs: April 18, 2014

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News Briefs


Satisfaction — The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an independent customer service survey, announced Wednesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs customer satisfaction among veteran patients ranks among the best in the nation and equal to or better than ratings for private sector hospitals. Visit these sites regarding surveys:

For more on VA health care, visit

Jet Set — TSA airport prescreening became available, Tuesday, for DOD civilians. Pre✓™ is a voluntary, expedited security screening process offered at 100 domestic airports that allows participants to keep on their shoes, belt and light jacket, and to leave laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in their carry-on bags. The program is open at no cost to service members and is now open for DOD civilians with a valid CAC.

25 / Friday

Traveling Travel — The 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 Ave., 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 Main Exchange drop-off.

Minimize medications cycling back into our communities or being thrown away into our landfills. Call 541-1930 or visit for more locations. See p. B-3 for more.

28 / Monday

Never Again, Part 1 — A Holocaust Remembrance takes place, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at Schofield’s Sgt. Smith Theater. Call 655-0386.

29 / Tuesday

Thank 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

Never Again, Part 2 — Remember those who were lost during the Holocaust by attending the U.S. Army Pacific-wide Holocaust Remembrance Observance, hosted by 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel at 1 p.m. Anyone with post access is invited. Call 438-2945.

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, under the “Events” tab.”


GAT Going — Civilian employees are encouraged to try ArmyFit, a new, voluntary and confidential self-development platform available Armywide, with resources tailored to fit Soldiers, their families and Army civilians.

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