News Briefs: August 7, 2015

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No-Cost Training — The VA on Wednesday launched two new no-cost training programs to help transitioning service members and veterans from all eras learn skills, earn credentials, and advance in civilian careers following separation from service.

Accelerated Learning Programs and VA Learning Hubs offer transitioning service members and veterans the opportunity to build on their world-class training and technical skills gained through their military service, and earn certifications in high-demand fields.

For more information about the VECI or to learn more about VA ALPs and Learning Hubs, contact



11 / Tuesday

USAED Recruiting — The U.S. Army Skills Evaluation Detachment invites motivated service members from all branches to attend its briefings. In addition to today and Aug. 12 at both the Schofield Barracks and the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Education Centers, recruiting briefings will take place at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and at Tripler Army Medical Center. See the “Hawaii Army Weekly” online for detailed information or email


AFCEA Hawaii — Learn during lunch at the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association buffet luncheon, 11 a.m. (check in) at Fort Shafter’s Hale Ikena.

Walk-in’s are welcome on a space available basis. Visit


15 / Saturday

HQDA Sends — GoArmyEd will be closed for fiscal year 2015 11:59 p.m.Eastern Standard Time for ACTEDS (Central) funded SF-182 requests, group SF-182 requests and training applications funded by the Career Programs. No new SF182s or training applications funded by Career Programs will be processed during this closeout period.


18 / Tuesday

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.




5 / Saturday

Walk/Run Remembrance — To raise awareness about the mission of the Tripler Fisher House in Hawaii, come honor warriors lost in combat since 9/11 by participating in an 8K walk/run and boot display.

A motorcycle escort will lead the run and motorcycle clubs wearing proper safety gear are welcome to join. After the 8k, the boots of the fallen will be reassembled on Ford Island at the corner of Enterprise and O’Kane, where they’ll remain until Sept 12. This is one display that will leave you breathless when you see them all in one location and get a visual of the sacrifice made on our behalf.

This event will be opened to the public. Ford Island will be easily accessible from 4-10 a.m.

Visit for full details.


21 / Monday

IMCOM Mentors — An application call is on for the 2016 IMCOM Headquarters Centralized Mentorship Program.

Following a program revamp, IMCOM Workforce Development is re-announcing the opportunity to compete. Applications will be accepted from today until Oct. 19, with a program target start date of Jan.10, 2016.

Complete instructions will be available online at army/cmds/ imcom_HQ/G1/TMD/SiteAssets/wfd.aspx, no later than Sept. 1. Previous applicants must re-apply for consideration.




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