News Briefs: June 12, 2015

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News Briefs


PTAW — Pacific Theater Army Week, June 8-12, ends tonight with the240th Army birthday commemoration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, beginning at 5 p.m. Visit to see events planned.


Back Wages — A heating, ventilation and air conditioning subcontractor has paid 58 workers $99,681 in back wages after an investigation found federal wage and hour laws were violated on three federally-funded construction projects awarded by the Army in Hawaii between 2011 and 2013.

U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators discovered Critchfield Pacific Inc. had violated laws governing federal contractors. The subcontractor improperly categorized employees as lower-paid maintenance workers rather than using job titles for those doing plumbing and pipe-fitting work at the Schofield Barracks and Kunia job sites.

Critchfield exceeded the ratio of lower-paid apprentices to experienced plumbers and sheet-metal workers. The company also failed to pay employees for time spent at mandatory safety meetings in advance of their scheduled work shifts at Schofield Barracks. Visit


16 / Tuesday

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FBTH — Virtually attend the garrison’s Facebook Town Hall, 6-7:30 p.m. Participants can ask subject matter experts questions about installation services and programs. Log onto the “Events” tab at and input your question before the town hall to avoid the rush hour-and-a-half.







Rejuvenating Souls — Soldiers, retirees, veterans and civilians are invited to the following:

•ASIST: Learn suicide first aid skills with Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. Attend this two-day workshop at Bldg. 55, Ford Island, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 16-17.Call Brent Oto, 655-9105.

•safeTalk: Attend suicide intervention training at the Fellowship Hall, Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel, 8-11 a.m., July 10. Call 474-0045 or visit

•Out of the Darkness: Walk to prevent suicide. Check-in is 8 a.m.; walk starts at 9 a.m., Sept. 12, at Ala Moana Beach Park/Magic Island. Call 271-8582 or visit or


Signal Change — All are invited to the change of command ceremony for the 30th Signal Battalion, 10 a.m., on Curtis Loop Field, Wheeler Army Airfield. Lt. Col. Kevin M. MacNeil will assume command from Lt. Col. Melissa C.


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


19 / Friday


MI COC — A change of command ceremony for the 205th Military Intelligence Battalion takes place, 10 a.m., on Fort Shafter’s Palm Circle. Lt. Col. James B. Cogbill will assume command from Lt. Col. Heidi A. Urben.




7 / Tuesday

Transition Summit — Soldiers transitioning from military to civilian life in the next 12-18 months are invited to this summit, July 7-8. It will include a job fair (or hiring event), multiple roundtable discussions, employment workshops, a networking event and up to 100 national and local employers in attendance.

The secretaries of Labor and Veteran Affairs, and the undersecretary of the Army will attend. Spouses, retirees and veterans are welcome.

Locations include the Nehelani. Stay tuned for more details.




Noise —Got comments? Call 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs 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.


Reward — CID is offering a $2,500 reward for info leading to the recovery of property, identification, arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the larceny of government property.

A cable analyzer kit was reported stolen around Dec. 12-15, 2014. Anyone with information should contact the MPs at 655-5555 or CID at 224-4330. Confidentiality can be maintained. The reward offer ends May 5, 2016.


Sports Medicine — The 2015-2016 school year and sports season is just around the corner. To help ensure that kids are ready for the new year, Tripler has set aside one Saturday each month this summer solely for the purpose of completing school and sports physicals for children 4 years old and up. Keiki must be enrolled in the Tripler Pediatric and Adolescent/Young Adult Clinics.

Call for an appointment (433-2778) and bring all immunizations records, physical forms, etc.

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