News Briefs

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
News Briefs

News Briefs

26 / Friday
MP Ball — Attend the 73rd Military Police Anniversary Ball, 5 p.m., at the Sheraton Hotel in Waikiki Beach. Call (808) 655-6812 for tickets and details.
National Preparedness Month — The lights are out and the wind is howling. Rain is pelting the windows, and when you look around, all you see is fear and uncertainty.
When disaster strikes, if you are properly prepared, there’s less stress for you and your loved ones. TRICARE offers guidance on disaster preparedness. Visit www.tricare.mil/
DisasterPrep091114.

Performance Triad — Soldiers, civilians and family members are invited to take a survey about the Performance Triad. Visit http://go.usa.gov/P6j4.

29 / Monday
Fall Cleanup — A weeklong fall cleanup campaign begins for Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield. All units, individual Soldiers, Army civilians and family members will be involved. Participate by pitching in about your neighborhood. Call (808) 655-1750.
October

1 / Wednesday
Hispanic Heritage North — From 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team’s Warrior Inn dining facility (Bldg. 2085, Aleshire Ave.), enjoy meals for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Special meals will also be served Oct. 1 and 8, with the formal observation, 11:30 a.m., Oct. 15.
These meals promote awareness, mutual respect and understanding of cultural foods. Soldiers, their families and civilians are invited. Call (808) 655-4299.

3 / Friday
HSO Closed — The Shafter Housing Services Office closes, reopening Oct. 8.
The Schofield HSO (Bldg. 950, 215 Duck Road) will remain open to assist. Call (808) 655-3073.

4 / Saturday
Flu Fighters — It’s flu season once again, and it’s time to get immunized. Tripler Family Medicine enrollees (6 months of age or older) may visit Family Medicine Clinic, 8 a.m.-noon, and again, Oct. 18, for their annual flu shot. Protect yourself and everyone around you. Fight the flu!

6 / Monday
TLW — Residents in the vicinity of Schofield Barracks may hear periodic increases in aviation noise from 6-8 a.m., Oct. 6. A UH-60 Black Hawk will fly over in observance of the Division Run during Tropic Lightning Week.

9 / Thursday
Long-Term Care — Garrison employees and their spouses are invited to attend an informational workshop on the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program, 1:30-3 p.m., Oct. 9, at the Directorate of Human Resources lanai, Bldg. 750. Call (808) 655-0107.

Hispanic Heritage South — Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on the Grand Lanai at the Hickam Officers Club, 10 a.m., hosted by the 94th Army and Air Missile Defense Command.

11 / Saturday
Living History Day — See history come to life at the Tropic Lightning Museum from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 11.
A Civil War re-enactment happens at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., a K9 Demo at noon and 2 p.m., and a children’s sidewalk chalk contest at 2:30 p.m.
Events take place all day at this free event at Bldg. 361, Waianae Ave., Schofield Barracks. Call (808) 655-0438.

Ongoing

Platelets — The Tripler Blood Donor Center needs donations of platelets, which are essential to saving lives as a component of blood that helps to stop bleeding. Donors may watch TV or read while they’re donating. Call (808) 433-6148 for details.

CFC — The Combined Federal Campaign is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 150 CFC national and international campaigns raising millions of dollars each year. Defense Department employees nationwide have the opportunity to give to the DOD campaign through Dec. 15.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed his unwavering support for the campaign and strongly encourages members of the workforce to participate in any way they can.
Learn more in the Defense.gov special report, Combined Federal Campaign at www.defense.gov/home/features/2014/0914_cfc/.

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