News Briefs: May 15, 2015

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News Briefs

News Briefs



MHAM — May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The VA is encouraging veterans, along with their families and friends, to visit and view recovery journey stories at


AG Ball — Attend the Adjutant General Corps’ 240th year Celebration Ball at the Sheraton Waikiki. AGCRA members receive a $10 discount. There will be several door prizes, and ball tickets are redeemable at several local establishments for discounts.

To purchase tickets, email or visit


Legal Brief — The entire Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, to include Legal Assistance and Claims, is closed today.


Last Chance The 2015 Army Emergency Relief campaign “Making a Difference” ends today. Return completed donation forms to ACS. Call 655-7132 or visit to make an online donation.


TSP — The Thrift Savings Plan offers a new YouTube video to explain how it works with the FERS retirement system. Watch it at


PRMC — Like the Pacific Regional Medical Command Facebook page today at, where you will find the most recent news, stories, videos and photos about the Army’s largest medical region.


UH Virtual Staff Ride — Review video discussions of the Battle of Wanat to the senior ROTC at the University of Hawaii. Visit


16 / Saturday

AFD — Armed Forces Day activities include a combined military band concert at Hawaii Theatre. For information on tickets and parking, call 528-5535 or visit


Kolekole — The Army Kolekole Walking/Hiking Trail is open Saturday and Sunday, 5:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m to DOD ID cardholders and their guests. Do not park at the trail from 6:30 p.m.-5:30 a.m. Violators will be ticketed. Use of the trail is permitted only during open hours.


17 / Sunday

Support the (Future) Troops — A ceremony recognizing local high school students who plan to enlist following graduation takes place 3:30-5 p.m. aboard the USS Missouri, preceded by an invitation-only reception at 2 p.m., where students will meet representatives of the military, government and Oahu’s community leaders. Call 541-1627.


21 / Thursday

Counterintelligence — The Army’s CI special agent recruiting team will be on Schofield Barracks at the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade’s conference room (Bldg. 130/1, Quad A), 3:30-4:30 p.m. The presentation will provide information about the career field (MOS 35L) and is intended primarily for grades E-4/5. Call 520-533-2320 or 655-5156 for more.

Reassignment Renovations — The garrison’s Directorate of Human Resources, Military Personnel Division Reassignment Section, will be closed until May 26 for renovations. There will be no reassignments levy brief today or May 28.


22 / Friday

Org Day — Many offices will be closed during U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Organizational Day. Soldiers and employees will participate in activities at Schofield Barracks. Watch this space for updates.


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.




4 / Thursday

Training — Equal Employment Opportunity will be conducting annual anti-harassment, EEO and No Fear classes for Army civilian employees/supervisors and military supervisors of civilian employees, today and June 5 at Tripler’s Kyser Auditorium; at Schofield’s Nehelani, June 16-17, and at Shafter’s Hale Ikena, June 22-23. There are multiple one-hour class time slots to choose from. For times, call 438-4967/4963.


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.


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.


Fingerprinting — The garrison’s Installation Security Office in Bldg. 580, Rm. 130, Schofield Barracks, will be conducting digital fingerprinting of personnel for security background investigations, weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m.

There is no requirement for appointments. Call 655-8879.



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