News Briefs: Dec. 5, 2014

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News Briefs


Raising Cane Awareness — The Department of Human Services Vocational Rehabilitation Division is holding its 22nd Annual White Cane Safety Awareness Day Walk, 10 a.m., at the State Capitol Rotunda, today. The sighted public is encouraged to participate. Due to Tropical Storm Ana in October, the annual event was rescheduled. The Hawaii event is organized by the DVR Ho`opono Services for the Blind, which offers community members comprehensive and specialized services free of charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability.

Call 586-5271 for more about the walk.

The Ho’opono Rehabilitation Center for the Blind is located at 1901 Bachelot Street,Honolulu. Call 586-5269 to tour the facility.

For more information about the DHS Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, visit


Military Roth — If you are an active duty member of the Army, Air Force, or Navy, making dollar-amount Roth contributions to your TSP account, these deductions will stop on January 31, 2015, unless you act. Visit


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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