News Briefs: September 18, 2015

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News Briefs

Today

Signal Ball — Tonight is the 2015 Signal Regimental Ball, 6 p.m., at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki. Command Sgt. Maj. Stephfon Watson, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology, is the keynote speaker.

Visit www.eventjoy.com/e/2015-pacific-signal-ball-hawaii.

 

Hail & Farewell — Say “Aloha” to garrison personnel arriving and departing at the Leilehua Golf Course, 6-8 p.m. Duty uniform or civilian attire. Call 655-1649.

 

POW/MIA Recognition —The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency will host Hawaii’s foremost commemoration of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, today, at 10 a.m., at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Organizations are welcome to participate in the floral presentations by laying a wreath or flowers.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. Appropriate attire for the event is military Class B or service equivalent, civilian casual or aloha wear. Call 448-1939.

 

VA$8 Million — On Tuesday, Veterans Affairs announced the awarding of up to $8 million in grants to eligible recipients with experience managing large-scale adaptive sports programs for disabled veterans and disabled service members. The grant recipients may use these funds for planning, developing, managing and implementing adaptive sports programs. Visit www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2728.

Also in VA news, thousands of very low-income veteran families around the nation, who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent housing, will continue to have access to crucial services with the renewal of approximately $300 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

 

AAFES Tops — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service was named one of the 50 top companies for Latinas to work in the United States. The selection affirms the Exchange’s commitment to diversity and to providing opportunities for its diverse workforce.The Exchange

The Exchange’s selection to the 2014 LATINA Style 50 was published in the magazine’s special August issue, and the Exchange will be recognized at the magazine’s LATINA Style 50 Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference Feb. 4, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

The Exchange was chosen for LATINA Style 50 after evaluation of more than 800 companies. The magazine’s annual rankings are considered a respected source of information for Hispanic women across the country.

 

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Most Wanted — Soldiers with a passion for real detective work and the above qualifications are “wanted” by the Army Criminal Investigation Command. CID is currently accepting applications at www.cid.army.mil. Check out its video at https://youtu.be/FQaYto5FKMY.

 

 

CFC Time — The Combined Federal Campaign for the Hawaii-Pacific region began Monday 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. To pledge, see your unit representative or visit www.cfc-hawaii.org/.

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19 / Saturday

Retiree Appreciation — 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. Call 655-1458/1585.

 

21 / Monday

Mentors Needed — Following a program revamp, IMCOM Workforce Development is reannouncing the opportunity to compete for the 2016 Installation Management Command Headquarters Centralized Mentorship Program. Applications will be accepted from today until Oct. 19, with a program target start date of Jan.10, 2016.

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Complete instructions are available online at https://army.deps.mil/ army/cmds/ imcom_HQ/G1/TMD/SiteAssets/wfd.aspx. Previous applicants must reapply for consideration.

 

25 / Friday

ERP — Attend the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Employee Recognition Program luncheon, 11:30 a.m., at the Leilehua Bar & Grill. Call 656-7281.

 

26 / Saturday

Drug Take-Back — The Schofield Barracks Post Exchange hosts a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection point from10 a.m.-2 p.m. Take-Back Day encourages communities across the U.S. to sponsor scheduled times for patients to return unused or expired prescribed medications in an effort to stem misuse and abuse.

 

Suicide Prevention — The Schofield Barracks Health Clinic Department of Behavioral Health (Bldg. 673, 2nd floor conference room) hosts a suicide prevention awareness open house, 1-4 p.m., to provide leader and command spouse awareness regarding suicide prevention and various behavioral health services provided to Soldiers and family members of Schofield Barracks.

Guided tours of behavioral clinics will be provided and last approximately one hour from start to finish. They will include informational materials. Call 433-8587.

 

30 / Wednesday

Legal Education — Interested in becoming a lawyer? Attend an informative briefing, 1-4 p.m., at the 8th Theater Sustainment Command Courthouse, 1414 Santos Dumont Ave., Bldg. 817, Wheeler Army Airfield. The briefing is open to commissioned officers between the ranks of second lieutenant to captain with two to six years of active federal service as of Sept. 1, 2016, and who are interested in earning a law degree at Army expense and joining the JAG Corps. Call 438-6720.

 

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.

Visit pearsonvue.com/fsot.

 

October

 

1 / Thursday

USPS — Customers mailing packages to or from a military post office are required to Box_USPS_logo_wfill out a customs form online. It is recommended that you go online to create and print forms prior to arriving at the Post Office.

Customers can do this by going to www.usps.com and selecting “Complete Customs Forms” found under the International tab or by visiting cns.usps.com and creating a “Click-N-Ship” account.

Customers not doing this prior to mailing packages could see delays at their post office. Check with your local post office if you have any questions.

 

10 / Saturday

Living 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.

 

21 / Wednesday

Free Seminar — Army Community Service offers a two-part seminar at Schofield’s Nehelani. Federal resume guru Kathryn Troutman will present “10 Steps to a Federal Job” and “The Priority Placement Program for Military Spouses,” 9 a.m.-noon.

The seminar is open to all active duty, civilians, veterans, spouses and family members with post access. Registration is a must at www.trumba.com/calendars/army_community_service_calendar.

 

Ongoing

 

Suicide Prevention — September is Suicide Prevention Month.

The Suicide Prevention Program for the garrison and U.S. Army-Hawaii ask you to reach out and speak 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). Prevent Army suicides!

 

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.

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.

 

Sunday Shopping — The Schofield Barracks Military Clothing Store is open Sundays on a trial basis, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., until Nov. 15. Call 622-1773.

 

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