News Briefs: May 16, 2014

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News Briefs

ACS Offline — All offices of Army Community Service on Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter will be closed for In-Service Training. ACS will reopen with normal business hours May 19.
For emergencies, contact the following:
•AER, 227-0144;
•AER Emergency Travel, (877) 272-7337 (after 4:30 p.m.);
•Family Advocacy,  226-3231;
•Victim Advocacy,  624-SAFE (7233); or
•Military Family Life Consultants, 222-7088.

TSP Strong —The Thrift Savings Program now requires all passwords be stronger, at least 10 characters in length. When you log into the “My Account” section of TSP, you’ll be prompted to change your password using new requirements.
Be aware that the TSP doesn’t email you to change your password, and is the only legitimate Web address.
Email links indicating you need to reset your password may send you to fraudulent websites, and these sites may steal your login credentials when you enter them.
If you suspect your account credentials were compromised, call the ThriftLine at (877) 968-3778, immediately, to take actions to protect your account.

20 / Tuesday
Get Smart — The Schofield Barracks Education Center in Yano Hall, Bldg. 560, hosts an Education Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See the News Briefs for May 9 at

28 / Wednesday
Hurricane Season — USAG-HI begins the first part of the 2014 Makani Pahili
Hurricane Exercise, an annual statewide
exercise based on a powerful hurricane
affecting the Hawaiian islands.
Part two of the HUREX begins July 9.
Are you prepared for a hurricane? Is your family prepared? See the related story,
p. A-2.

28 / Wednesday
Green to Gold — The University of Hawaii’s ROTC department conducts its Green-to-Gold presentations monthly at the Schofield Barracks and Tripler Army education centers. Presentations are conducted monthly on the last Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Schofield and the last Thursday at Tripler. Call 956-7766/7744.
For info on benefits and eligibility requirements, visit

29 / Thursday
Observance — The Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance, hosted by the 130th Engineer Brigade, the Fort Shafter Exchange, and Team EO and EEO Hawaii, takes place 10 a.m.–noon, at the Exchange. The program will feature performances by the internationally renowned group Hawaii Matsuri Taiko, the Samoan Dance Club and the Chinese Lion Association, plus food sampling. Call 655-4545.
(Editor’s note: This observance was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 30.)


13 / Friday
Army Birthday — Join the 239th Army Birthday Commemoration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. The party begins at 5 p.m. with refreshments; the formal portion kicks off at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “America’s Army: Our Profession.”
For ticket information, contact your unit representative or Kole Miller at 438-9761.
Check out other Pacific Theater Army Week activities at!/pages/Pacific-ArmyWeek/109800352559321?fref=ts .


14 / Monday
Safety Signup — U.S. Army Medical Command will conduct a Safety and Health Management System Course, July 14-16, at Schofield’s Bldg. 3004, 1554 Lyman Rd. This training provides an overview of MEDCOM’s implementation of a safety management system (SMS) based on OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program criteria. It includes information that will be necessary to understand within the Army as the Army begins deployment of its Safety and Health Management System in October.
The course will provide information on the successes and opportunities for improvement that MEDCOM faced as it implemented an SMS corporately. Some of the classes include trend analysis, OSHA recordkeeping and SMS criteria. Additional/collateral duty safety officers are invited to attend. Class size is limited. Call 655-4243/4245.

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