News Briefs: Black Friday, 2014

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
News Briefs

News Briefs



Holiday Schedule — The following will be closed today:

•Records Holding Area/Forms Facility, East Range, Bldg. 6042.

•Postal Section (Soldier’s Personal Mail).

•Official Mail and Distribution Centers.

Closure signs are posted.


MASS Effect — The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed a new Medical Appointment Scheduling System (MASS). The new MASS technology will help improve access to care for veterans by providing schedulers with state-of-the-art, management-based scheduling software, replacing a legacy scheduling system that has been in use at VA since 1985.


Visit The Request for Proposal number is VA118-15-R-0715.




29 / Saturday

TLM Closed — The Tropic Lightning Museum will be closed Nov. 29, reopening Dec. 2. Visit




2 / Tuesday

Tree Lightings — The north lighting is at Generals Loop, Schofield Barracks on Dec. 2nd; the south is at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Dec. 4th. Both events begin at 5 p.m.

Both are family fun for all ages and include pictures with Santa and costumed-characters appearances, as well as light refreshments from Island Palm Communities.

Army Music Hawaii’s “A Soldier’s Carol” is the holiday film, accompanied by live music and culminating with a live scene. Get a preview at



USS Arizona Memorial Stamp

USS Arizona Memorial Stamp

USS Arizona — Four of the eight remaining USS Arizona survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack will be welcomed by the National Park Service and the United States Navy at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center on Tuesday, December 2, 9:45-11:45 a.m. The survivors will be greeted by the Pacific Fleet Band and a military honor cordon rendering salute as they proceed into the visitor center. A Press Conference will be held from 10-11 a.m., moderated by National Park Service historian Daniel Martinez. A highlight of the conference will include (weather permitting) a feed of National Park Service divers who will broadcast live underwater footage of the USS Arizona. Following the broadcast, the survivors will be presented with a 3-dimensional model of the ship, produced using terrestrial LiDAR (laser scanning), high-resolution sonar and photogrammetry, as part of a year long comprehensive survey of the wreckage facilitated by the National Park Service for educational and preservation purposes.
On the afternoon of December 7, 2014 the survivors will hold a ceremony on the USS Arizona Memorial to mark their final reunion. Now all aged in their 90’s, this historic event will mark the end of an era for the USS Arizona survivors, who have announced this will be the final time they will come together. The survivors will pour a “final toast” to their shipmates in arms, drinking from original champagne glasses from the USS Arizona. This final salute symbolizes the brotherhood and sacrifice of the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor 73 years ago.

3 / Wednesday



Town Hall — Installation Management Command-Pacific Region Director Debra Zedalis will meet with employees, 3-4 p.m., at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. The town hall is the place to get direct answers.

Also, at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 11., a Flying V retirement ceremony in honor of  Zedalis will be conducted on Palm Circle, Fort Shafter.





7 / Sunday

Ceremony — A Flying V ceremony takes place at Fort DeRussy, 4:30 p.m., to remember the sacrifices of the Soldiers and families who were stationed on Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield during the Japanese attack of 1941.


8 / Monday

Benefits Season —The federal medical benefits open season closes today. What are you waiting for?

Information related to benefits options, such as health, dental or vision insurance coverage for employees and family members, may be found at


15 / Monday

Change of Responsibility — 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) will hold a change of responsibility ceremony at 10 a.m. Command Sgt. Maj. Alexis A. King will relinquish responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Wrighton Jr. Call 438-5938.




Volunteers Wanted — The Tropic Lightning Museum, Schofield Barracks, is looking for volunteers who are available one or two days, Tuesday-Friday, and able to commit three to six hours a week on a reoccurring basis.

Volunteer projects vary and may include researching, scanning, data input and visitor services. Space is limited.

Call the museum curator at 655-0438 for more information about volunteering at the museum.


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.

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