News Briefs

| October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
News Briefs

News Briefs

9 / Friday

Hawaii’s 50th Anniversary of Vietnam — The Commemorative Committee is compiling a database of Hawaii-based Vietnam-era veterans. The committee is leading the state’s efforts to honor the service and sacrifice of Vietnam-era veterans, from 2015 through 2017.

There are an estimated 36,000 Vietnam-era veterans living in Hawaii. The committee is attempting to collect contact information on all Vietnam-era veterans to ensure that they are invited to upcoming events and that they receive the honors to which they are entitled. The committee’s mission will be complete when all Vietnam War Veterans have been thanked and honored for their service, valor and sacrifice. This includes their families, especially families who have lost loved ones during the Vietnam War.

To register for the 50th Anniversary of Vietnam database, veterans or their family members, should visit http://dod.hawaii.gov/ovs/50th-anniversary-vietnam/register-for-more-information-about-the-50th-anniversary-of-vietnam/ or visit the Office of Veterans Services at www/dod.hawaii.gov/ovs and click on the link to the 50th Anniversary website.

Information entered into the database will be kept confidential and will not be shared with any other organizations, agencies or sales representatives. Call Lt. Col. Charles Anthony, State of Hawaii, Department of Defense Director of Public Affairs, at (808) 733-4258 for more details.

Renaming — The APCSS was renamed the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), Tuesday, and is celebrating two decades of educating, empowering and connecting security practitioners throughout the Asia-Pacific region in the interest of peace, stability and prosperity. Learn more about the DKI APCSS at http://apcss.org/. Read the story in next week’s newspaper, Oct. 16th.

Gift Wrapping — Family readiness groups authorized to operate on USAG-HI may register to participate in annual holiday gift wrapping fundraisers at the Schofield Exchange through Nov. 2. Send a request to usarmy.wheeler.imcompacific.mbx.fundraising@mail.mil.

A randon drawing will be held Nov. 4. Fundraising dates are Nov. 27-Dec. 24, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., daily and Saturday, and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call (808) 656-0102.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Celebrate Living History Day, Saturday, Oct. 12, at Tropic Lightning Museum.  (Photo courtesy of Tropic Lightning Museum)

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Celebrate Living History Day, Saturday, Oct. 12, at Tropic Lightning Museum. (Photo courtesy of Tropic Lightning Museum)

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.

12 / Monday

AUSA — Will visit ACS, Classroom #2, SB, Oct. 12-14. Soldiers and family members are encouraged to participate. Call 655-4227 to RSVP or for questions. Register, immediately – by noon, Friday, Oct. 9 – for Forums I, II and IV.

  • Forum I, A Town Hall with Senior Army Leaders, Oct. 12, 8-10 a.m.
  • Forum II, The Healthy Home Part 1 – Health and Wellness, Oct. 13, 3-5 a.m.
  • Forum III, The Healthy Home Part 2 – Resilient Families, Oct. 13, 8-10 a.m.
  • Forum IV, Soldier and Family Readiness – A System of Support, Oct. 14, 3-5 a.m.
  • Forum V, Transitioning to Veteran or Retiree Status – What Spouses Need to Know, Oct. 14, 8-10 a.m.

Want access from home? Visit www.ausa.org/family. Submit questions prior to the forums at https://www.facebook.com/AUSAFamily.

Note, this message is not intended as an actual or implied endorsement of AUSA by Installation Management Command leadership.

23 / Friday

HHD CoC — Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, will hold a change of command ceremony at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 23, behind Bldg. 104 (the Directorate of Public Works facility), on Wheeler Army Airfield.

Capt. Jennifer L. Nicholas will assume command from Lt. Naomi F. Sirignano.

28 / Wednesday

CIE — The next Community Information Exchange is at 9 a.m., Oct. 28, at the Nehelani. Participants will learn about events and activities happening in U.S. Army Hawaii the next 90 days, and they can ask questions of subject matter experts.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

31 / Saturday

Halloween — The observance will be celebrated from 6-9 p.m,. Oct. 31. The Directorate of Emergency Services will provide increased security presence in the community and hand out chemical-light souvenirs. See p. A-2 for more details.

November

16 / Monday

AFAP — The Army Family Action Plan Conference will run from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Nov. 16-17. Soldiers and family members can submit quality of life issues for AFAP to the Garrison website, www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil; simply click the AFAP button.

Also, volunteers and delegates are needed from all demographic groups. Training will be provided in November. Complete an application at www.himwr.com/getting-involved/army-family-action-plan.

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