News Briefs

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
News Briefs

News Briefs

30 / Friday

Housing Services — The Housing Services Office on Schofield Barracks will be closed Oct. 30 to move office locations; normal business hours will resume Nov. 2.

Due to reduced manpower, the Housing Services Office on Fort Shafter will be changing its operating hours beginning Nov. 2, from 9 a.m.-12 noon and 1-3 p.m.

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.


 2 / Monday

The Army Benefits Center-Civilian will be hosting a 2015 pre-Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Defense Collaboration Services (DCS), Nov. 2-6. After completion of this presentation, you will know how to make your own FEHB open season election using the Employee Benefits Information System (EBIS), be familiar with FEHB open season navigation tips in EBIS and on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website, navigate on OPMs website for plan comparisons, provider coverage details and premiums.

The dates and times (Hawaii Time) for presentations follow:

Nov. 2, at 3 a.m. & 9 a.m.

Nov. 3, at 2 a.m. & 8 a.m.

Nov. 4, at 1 a.m. & 7 a.m.

Nov. 5, at 8 a.m. & 7 p.m. (for overseas employees)

Nov. 6, at 4 a.m. & 9 a.m.

How do you enroll for these presentations? Go to CHRTAS (Civilian Human Resources Training application System) at

  • Course code is JB8AFEHB
  • Course title is FEHB OPEN SEASON 2015

Remember, when in CHRTAS you must select FY16 School House 0108: CHRA

SOUTHWEST REGION. After you have enrolled in CHRTAS, the presentation link will be provided to you.

 9 / Monday

ID Cards — The Schofield Barracks ID card facility will be closed from Nov. 9-13 for office relocation; however, please be advised that almost all DEERS/ID card services are cross-serviced and can be taken care of at any DEERS location islandwide. Visit to schedule an appointment with an alternate location. The ID card facility will reopen for regular business on Nov. 16 at 8 a.m.

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,; 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


 Gift Wrapping — Family readiness groups authorized to operate on the installation may register to participate in annual holiday gift wrapping fundraisers at the Schofield Exchange through Nov. 2. Send a request to

A random 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.

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