News Briefs: Oct. 17, 2014

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News Briefs 

Today

Tropical Storm — If you aren’t prepared for a hurricane, now is a good time. A storm is on track to hit the state of Hawaii sometime today.

As of press time, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is referring to the possibility of the hurricane passing directly over the islands as the “cone of uncertainty.” This uncertainty could mean that by the time you read this, Ana may have veered off, as did the last two hurricanes.

Be prepared. Keep up on the latest garrison information at https://www.facebook.com/usaghawaii.

 

BayFest — Marine Corps Base Hawaii has cancelled BayFest due to emergency preparations in advance of Hurricane Ana.

Prepurchased tickets will be refunded. For refund information, call 254-7563.

Visit www.bayfesthawaii.com for updates and information.

 

Mammograms — The U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks is now offering walk-in mammograms at its Radiology Clinic, Bldg. 685, first floor, 1-3 p.m., weekdays. Call 433-8355.

 

Fun Funds — The Thrift Savings Program is pleased to announce the release of its investment fund videos, which you can view by visiting the TSP’s YouTube channel, TSP4gov.

You’ll find separate videos that explain each of the TSP’s five funds (G, F, C, S, and I), as well as the TSP’s Lifecycle (L) funds.

Whether you’re a savvy TSP investor or just want to learn more about the TSP’s funds, these videos are a helpful and fun way to learn more about your investment options.

 

VA Telehealth — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that its national telehealth programs have served more than 690,000 veterans during fiscal year 2014. That total represents approximately 12 percent of the overall veteran population enrolled for VA health care and accounted for more than 2 million telehealth visits.

Of that number, approximately 55 percent were veterans living in rural areas with limited access to VA health care.

With more veterans seeking health care, telehealth is rapidly becoming an attractive option, especially for those veterans who don’t have a VA health care facility close to home.

 

VA Claims — More than 1.3 million veterans received decisions on their VA disability compensation and pension claims in fiscal year 2014 — the highest number in VA’s history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking production by more than 150,000 claims. Visit www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2645.

 

24 / Friday

American Indian Heritage — The 9th Mission Support Command will host the American Indian Heritage Month observance at Fort Shafter Flats, 4 p.m., Nov. 2, and asks that participants R.S.V.P. now. Call the Equal Opportunity adviser at 655-0386.

 

31 / Halloween

Trick or Treat — The Directorate of Emergency Services will provide an increased security presence in the community during Trick or Treat hours (6-9 p.m.) to ensure all activities are conducted in a safe manner.

Children should carry a flashlight or chemical-light, and wear light-colored clothing or clothing with reflectors.

Military Police personnel will handout chemical-light souvenirs to children over the course of the evening.

 

X-rays —Tripler Army Medical Center and the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic Radiology departments will X-ray candy for all eligible personnel. Families wishing to have their treats examined should report to the TAMC Radiology reception area, 3G, mountainside, or Schofield Radiology, Bldg. 685, first floor, 5-7 p.m. or any time during the work day on Nov. 1.

The X-raying of candy won’t detect non-metals, such as fine particles, liquids, powders or chemical contaminates.

 

Ongoing

 

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.

Visit the Combined Federal Campaign at www.defense.gov/home/features/2014/0914_cfc/.

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