News Briefs: December 11, 2015

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News Briefs

15 / Tuesday

Last Day for CFC — The Combined Federal Campaign for the Hawaii-Pacific region ends today. To pledge, see your unit representative or donate online at


24 / Thursday

USPS2Post Offices — Most Post Offices in Hawaii will be closing their retail lobbies at noon on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24. Regular mail delivery will not be affected by these retail operation changes.

Revised hours will be posted at each affected Post Office. The exceptions to the noon closures on Christmas Eve follow:

  • The Aina Haina, Moiliili, MOU 1 and MOU 3 Post Offices will maintain their usual hours of operation on Dec. 24.
  • These offices will close a few hours earlier than usual on Dec. 24, at times other than noon: Honolulu Main Post Office, closing at 2 p.m.; Nanakuli, 2 p.m.; Pukalani, 12:30 p.m.; Uptown, 11:30 a.m.; and Waikiki, 1 p.m.
  • The Fort Shafter and Tripler Post Offices will be closed all day on Dec. 24. These offices do not provide delivery service.

Post Offices will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Only Priority Mail Express will be delivered on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.


31 / Thursday

Closed — The Fort Shafter Housing Services Office will be closed today.




1 / Friday

Tobacco & E-Cigarettes — As of today, the purchase and possession of tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices, will be illegal to those under the age of 21. The Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Education Program will be creating temporary signage, informational packets and presentations for dissemination.

Also starting on Jan. 1, 2016, e-cigarettes (and any electronic smoking devices) will be banned wherever smoking is currently prohibited by state law.


20 / Wednesday

SATO Hours — The north and south travel offices will change their start time once per month. Fort Shafter’s SATO office hours will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every third Wednesday, while Schofield Barracks’ office hours will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every fourth Wednesday.


26 / Tuesday

Facebook logoFBTH — The next U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Facebook Town Hall meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. Log into the “Events” page and ask subject matter experts your questions about programs and services.




Judging — The Hawaii State Department of Education is seeking judges for an upcoming science and engineering fair, Feb. 13, 2016, for students in grades 6-12. This is a great opportunity to participate in an event that helps local schools and showcases the Army’s expertise in a variety of different career fields.

Judges must hold a B.A., B.S., M.S., B.Ed. or M.Ed degree and have work experience in the respective category.

Interested? Qualified Soldiers must fill out the registration form and send to A DOE staff member will follow-up and provide details.


Voting Registration — Are you registered in your home state? Call the Installation Voting Assistance Officer at 655-5546 to register or visit




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