News Briefs: April 25, 2014

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News Briefs

Today

Flight Time — The SATO Travel Office on Schofield Barracks closes at 11 a.m. to move to the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, 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

Dated Drugs — 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 for more locations or visit www.dea.gov.

28 / Monday

So History Doesn’t Repeat Itself — A Holocaust Remembrance takes place, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at Schofield’s Sgt. Smith Theater. Call 655-0386.

29 / Tuesday

An Army of Volunteers — The annual garrison Volunteer Recognition Ceremony takes place at 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 — 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.

Town Hall — Participate in 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.”

May

14 / Wednesday

SIA — The next Sisters In Arms event takes place 6:30-8 a.m. on Schofield’s Weyand Field. Visit www.facebook.com/pages/US-Army-Pacific-Sisters-in-Arms/.

Lunch Signal — Join guest speaker Maj. Gen. James T. Walton, commander, 311th Signal Command, for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association buffet luncheon. Check in time is 11 a.m. Call 441-8524/8565 to register.

Ongoing

Birthday Ball — The Army celebrates its 239th birthday week, June 8-14. The week finishes up with the Army Birthday Ball at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Read upcoming News Briefs or visit www.facebook.com/usaghawaii for announcements and ticket sales info.

Green to Gold — Soldiers interested in becoming an officer are encouraged to apply. Visit www.goarmy.com/rotc/enlisted-soldiers.html.

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/ for more information.

Satisfaction — The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an independent customer service survey, has announced 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:

www.va.gov/health/docs/VA2013InpatientACSI.pdf.

www.va.gov/health/docs/VA2013OutpatientACSI.pdf.

For more on VA health care, visit www.va.gov/health/.

 Jet Set — TSA airport prescreening has become available 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 for DOD civilians with a valid CAC.

 

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