News Briefs: August 21, 2015

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Today

Service Animals in VA Facilities — On Monday, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property.

The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain consistent with applicable federal law. It will also assist individuals entering VA facilities in developing a clear and consistent understanding of the criteria governing facility access for service animals.

Visit www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2723.

 

Disaster App — The state Department of Emergency Management announced an app to prepare for disasters, one of the most important things you can do to keep your family safe.screen322x572

ReadyHawaii is a smartphone app to keep you up-to-date on hurricanes, tsunamis and other natural or manmade disasters. Find it online; call 723-8960 or email dem@honolulu.gov.

 

 

September

 

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CFC Begins — The Combined Federal Campaign for the Hawaii-Pacific region starts today and runs until Nov 13. All commands have a CFC representative with the goal of contacting 100 percent of service members and DOD civilians in the community to raise awareness.

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CFC is one of two annual fundraisers authorized by the Army, the other being Army Emergency Relief. With CFC, you can pinpoint charities to support in your home state or here in Hawaii.

Review the “Hawaii Army Weekly” for more information in the coming weeks.

 

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RAD — Retiree Appreciation Day takes place at the Nehelani, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., with a banquet, guest speakers and info tables manned by retiree service providers. The last day to register by mail is Aug. 29. Call 655-1458/1585.

 

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

Following a program revamp, IMCOM Workforce Development is reannouncing 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 https://army.deps.mil/ army/cmds/ imcom_HQ/G1/TMD/SiteAssets/wfd.aspx, no later than Sept. 1. Previous applicants must reapply for consideration.

 

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FSOT — A new registration process starts today for the Foreign Service Officer Test that will provide the opportunity to update applications during each registration period prior to the test.

The U.S. Department of State has consolidated the registration process, allowing you to submit an application and select a seat during the same five-week period immediately prior to a specific testing window. You may decide to update your education, experience and/or career track.

Once you submit your application, you cannot change it. Your application is valid only for a specific test date and will expire when the testing window closes.

You may register up to three days prior to the opening of the testing window, and please remember that you may only take the FSOT once a year!

Additionally, the October FSOT will be offered at specific Pearson Professional Centers abroad and in embassies and consulates as resources permit.

Visit pearsonvue.com/fsot.

 

October

 

10 / Saturday

Members of the Civil War Round Table of Hawaii participate in a Civil War re-enactment during Living History Day at Tropical Lightning Museum, Oct. 11. (Photo by U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Public Affairs Office)

Members of the Civil War Round Table of Hawaii participate in a Civil War re-enactment during Living History Day at Tropical Lightning Museum. (Photo by U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Public Affairs Office)

History — The Tropic Lighting Museum hosts Living History Day to commemorate the 25th Infantry Division’s organization day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring static exhibits of modern military Soldiers and equipment, military memorabilia, restored military vehicles, re-enactors in period uniforms and hands-on displays of military artifacts.

 

Ongoing

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Rewards — 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 last December. Anyone with information should contact CID at 224-4330.

On May 5, a government building was damaged by fire. CID is offering a reward to anyone with information concerning the arson or the identification of those involved. Call 655-7114 or 655-1768.

Confidentiality can be maintained. The reward offer ends May 5, 2016.

 

Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii The Army Museum of Hawaii, located in Fort DeRussy’s Battery Randolph, in the heart of Waikiki, is a 19th century U.S. Army coastal defense gun battery that once served as a first line of defense against enemy attack on Oahu’s southern shore.

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The Army Museum of Hawaii, located in Fort DeRussy’s Battery Randolph, in the heart of Waikiki, is a 19th century U.S. Army coastal defense gun battery that once served as a first line of defense against enemy attack on Oahu’s southern shore.

Hours for DeRussy — Until further notice, the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii at Fort DeRussy has temporarily changed its operating hours to Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

 

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.

 

Battle in Distress — Prevent Army suicides! The Suicide Prevention Program for the garrison and U.S. Army-Hawaii reminds Soldiers, “You don’t walk alone.”

Reach out, talk and listen to your chain of command, chaplain or behavioral health professional.

Another option is to call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-TALK (8255).

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