News Briefs: July 31, 2015

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Pentagon Statement — “We take the safety of our service members, our DOD civilians, and the families who support them very seriously, and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is currently reviewing recommendations from the services for making our installations and facilities safer — including our recruiting stations. While we greatly appreciate the outpouring of support for our recruiters from the American public, we ask that individuals not stand guard at recruiting offices as it could adversely impact our mission, and potentially create unintended security risks. We continue to partner with and rely on first responders for the safety of the communities where our service members live and work.” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook


Mentors Wanted — Veterans Treatment Court is a specialty court that supports veterans transitioning back into society, and its backbone is its mentors. They’re looking for veterans to provide the support needed as their fellow veterans transition back into society. Veterans Treatment Courts have been implemented nationwide. However, it can only take as many veterans as it has volunteer veteran mentors. If you’re interested in becoming a mentor, call 433-0328.




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Outreach Center Reduces Hours — The Army Community Service Outreach Center at Fort Shafter will reduce its operational hours to once weekly, every Tuesday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Services available include information and referral and the ACS loan closet.

Effective today, Survivor Outreach Services will relocate from Fort Shafter to the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, Bldg. 663, Schofield Barracks. The main ACS center at Schofield Barracks will continue to provide services, weekdays, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


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Logistics — Chocolate, coconut water, crackers, coffee, local-style noodles and baked goods will be among some of the foods presented by 65 companies at the 18th annual American Logistics Hawaii show, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Hawaii Prince Hotel, Waikiki.

The annual business-to-business show provides Defense Commissary Agency and Army & Air Force Exchange service officials the opportunity to taste-test local products, and to interact one-on-one with Hawaii business owners, before recommending products for commissary and exchange shelves. DeCA and Exchange store directors and buyers will be in attendance.

DeCA grossed over $5.6 billion dollars annually with sales from four Oahu commissaries accounting for over $250 million.



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