News Briefs: April 17, 2015

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News Briefs

News Briefs


SSA Hours — The Social Security Administration wishes to clarify its Hawaii and American Samoa office hours. SSA is open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Offices will continue to close to the public at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday and not at noon as stated previously.

Visit for more updated information.

VA News — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the award of 20 contracts for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI). Originally slated to end in 2014, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“VACAA”) extended this program through October 2017. Visit


Input — The Clean Water Program needs your input. Please comment on the Construction Enforcement Response Plan and participate in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s program to improve water quality. Public comment period is April 7-May 7. Access the plan at


Post No Conferences — The Post Conference Room, Bldg. 584, Schofield Barracks, will remain closed through April 24. However, the reservation and use of the Sgt. Smith Theater will remain unaffected throughout the time frame. Call 655-4713/5061.


Graduation Day — The first graduation ceremony of the Hawaii Veterans Treatment Court is at 2 p.m. at the State Supreme Court (behind the King Kamehameha statue), 2nd Floor, Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King St., Honolulu. Call 539-4133 to get involved.


20 / Monday

Days of Remembrance — Attend the Days of Remembrance ceremony, recalling the events of the Holocaust, at the Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel, April 20, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For more details, call 438-4962.



Winging it — Wheeler’s Wings of Lightning dining facility reopens today; until then, food is being served out of Hangar 111. Hours of operation remain the same.

Visit for DFAC updates.


21 / Tuesday


2nd Lt. Daniel K. Inouye, Co. E, 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team

9th MSC Ceremony — All are welcome to attend as the 9th Mission Support Command renames its Fort Shafter Flats campus to the U.S. Army Reserve Daniel K. Inouye Complex, in honor of the 70th Anniversary of Inouye’s heroic actions during World War II for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Call 438-1600, ext. 3114.


24 / Friday

205th MI CSM — The 205th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade, will have a change of responsibility ceremony. Command Sgt. Maj. David E. Brasher will accept authority from Command Sgt. Maj. Alexander W. Lashendock at 10 a.m. at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter.


AFSP Dinner — The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Hawai’i Chapter, will host its 2nd Party for Prevention, a dinner/silent auction/awareness event, 5-9 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, Waikiki.

Every other day in the State of Hawai’i an individual dies by suicide, and 6 to 10 survivors are left in the aftermath. Events like this one are an important time for us to spread the word and gather support.

Call 255-8968 or 271-8582, or visit or their Facebook page at


29 / Wednesday

Denim Day — Personnel are encouraged to wear denim jeans and their “Take A STAND!” T-shirt on April 29 and Fridays in April to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Visit or for more details.

Need help or to talk to someone? Call toll-free to 1-877-995-5247.


30 / Thursday

PrepareAthon — Despite multiple campaigns and awareness efforts, a large percentage of Americans have not performed preparedness actions to increase their personal safety in the event of a disaster or emergency.

“America’s PrepareAthon” builds on the FEMA Ready Program by adding a focused national call to action for individuals and organizations to take simple, specific actions to increase their preparedness for a potential disaster. Visit and


E Malama Ola — Attend the annual Prevent Suicide Hawaii Conference, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort on Hawaii. Email




4 / Monday

Fatal Falls — Prevent falls in construction by gaining awareness. Falls are a leading cause of death for construction workers. Visit


15 / Friday

End of AERToday marks the conclusion of the 2015 Army Emergency Relief campaign “Making a Difference.” Donation forms are available at the Schofield Barracks Army Community Service or at any Community Readiness Expo held at the Nehelani on Thursdays.

Return completed donation forms to ACS. Call 655-7132 or visit to make an online donation.


25 / Monday

Memorial Day — The garrison hosts a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony, 10 a.m., at the Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Visitors should enter Schofield via Lyman Gate, off Kunia Road, and provide current ID, registration, insurance and safety check.




8 / Monday

Dedication — The 19th Military Police Battalion (CID) will host a ribbon cutting and building dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. at its new headquarters at 1045 Kelly Road, Bldg. 1411, in the newly constructed facilities at South Range, Schofield Barracks. Call 656-3455.


16 / Tuesday

EEO Training — Mandatory annual training for civilian employees/supervisors and military supervisors of civilian employees takes place today and June 17 at Schofield Barracks’ Nehelani, and again at Fort Shafter’s Hale Ikena, June 22-23. There are multiple one-hour class time slots to choose from. Call 438-4963.


17 / Wednesday

Retirement Planning — From today through June 24, USACE, USPACAF, VA, Navy Federal Fire Department, HUD and NOAA host several CSRS, FERS and LEO retirement planning sessions. At all locations, registration is open. Register at




Noise —Got comments? Call the 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office at (808) 655-6354 regarding exercises and training. Call the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Noise Concern Line at (808) 656-3487 to report noise concerns.

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