Facebook virtual town hall takes place Wednesday

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Lacey Justinger
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — Do you have a community-wide question or concern?

Soldiers, families and civilians can get answers directly from the people who oversee on-post services and programs during the garrison’s Facebook Town Hall, 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 30.

“Town halls help leaders understand which services and programs are important to our Soldiers, families and civilians,” said Col. Daniel Whitney, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. “They also highlight any garrison support areas that may need improvement or revision.”

This quarterly event allows participants to present issues to garrison representatives in a convenient venue that doesn’t require in-person attendance.

“Facebook town halls have a lot of participation because the forum allows attendees to easily interact without impacting their busy social and family lives or making them rearrange their schedules,” said Dennis Drake, director, USAG-HI Public Affairs.

Garrison subject matter experts will first respond to concerns that impact the entire installation or community during the hour-and-a-half time frame.

Due to the high volume of expected interaction, all posts will not receive a response during the 90-minute event, especially as some questions may need more research or answers from another organization or tenant unit. Any original queries posted either prior to or during the town hall will be addressed in the week following.

Community-wide concerns can be posted for Island Palm Communities; the Commissary; the Exchange; medical services; and the directorates of Emergency Services; Public Works; Human Resources; and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

All questions or concerns should be shared on the separate “Event” page at www.facebook.com/usaghawaii. Comments typed on the wall or in a direct message will not be addressed during the town hall.

Attendees should review the posting policy located under the “About” tab before participating in the virtual town hall. Comments that include swearing or comments that are personal attacks, racist, obscene or abusive will be removed, and the user may be banned from the page.

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