News Briefs: January 29, 2016

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News Briefs

IRS Form 1095-C — The myPay system protects against identity theft and is faster and more secure than regular mail by allowing members to access electronic Affordable Care Act IRS Form 1095-C and other financial information.

If you have any questions regarding the information on your IRS Form 1095-C, contact your customer service/installation representation or payroll office. Visit


 SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Federal Fire Department firefighters attend to a wildfire that started north of McNair Gate, here, Monday afternoon. The fire affected approximately three acres and was 100-percent contained, July 24. (Photo by Spc. Marcus Fichtl | 8th MI Bde. Public Affairs, 8th TSC)

Fire Phone — The Federal Fire Department recently upgraded its telephone system, resulting in a change of phone numbers. Points of contact now have direct lines, and all previous extensions have been eliminated.

FFD Administration                                                   471-3303

Training Division, Training Chief                            471-5000

Operations Division, District Chief 1                       471-4200

Operations Division, District Chief 2                       471-4202

Operations Division, District Chief 3                       471-4207

EMS Division, EMS Chief                                           471-2402

Prevention Division, Prevention Chief                     471-8000

Prevention Battalion Chief, Army Services         471-8001

Fire Inspector V. Enriques                                  471-8007

Fire Inspector J. Chong                                       471-8020

Fire Inspector K. Kunihiro                                  471-8041

Prevention Battalion Chief, JBPHH Air Force Services  471-8002

Prevention Battalion Chief, JBPHH Navy Services      471-8006

Fire Inspector R. Rapoza                        471-8011

Fire Inspector K. Ching                           471-8031

Fire Inspector S. Gipaya                         471-8032

Fire Inspector M. Brodsky                      471-8033

Fire Inspector SSgt R. Jackson              471-8036

Fire Inspector C. Monceaux                    471-8042

Fire Inspector SrA K. Serrette                471-8045

Prevention Battalion Chief, Marine Corps Services      471-8004

Fire Inspector P. Allen                              471-8015

Fire Inspector T. Bledsoe                        471-8016

Fire Inspector A. Sanders                        471-8019

Fire Inspector C. Magnani                        471-8021

For Public Education requests, call: 471-8019

For Fire Warden training, call: 471-8001

For Permit Authorizing Individual (PAI) training, call: 471-8031

For more information about the Federal Fire Department, contact Fire Inspector Angela Sanders at (808)471-8019 or



Mesothelioma —Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive cancer with a generally unfavorable prognosis common in veterans. Most patients have a life expectancy ranging from four to 18 months; however, there are many factors that influence individual prognosis, and there are ways to extend life past the initial life expectancy. Visit




1 / Monday

TriCare_logo_wTRICARE Change — Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy options for beneficiaries when some TRICARE pharmacy copays change today. Most copays for prescription drugs at Home Delivery and retail network pharmacies will increase slightly. Visit


ACS Closure — Effective today, the Army Community Service Outreach Center at Fort Shafter will close. The main ACS center will be Schofield Barracks, open weekdays, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


9 / Tuesday

AFCEA Luncheon — The next Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association luncheon takes place at Fort Shafter’s Hale Ikena, 11 a.m. Rear Adm. Kathleen Creighton, U.S. Pacific Command, will be the guest speaker. Register at

Russell Strand, chief of the Army Military Police School’s Behavioral Sciences Education & Training Division, talks at a USARHAW SHARP summit, June 24, at the Hale Ikena.

Hale Ikena




26 / Saturday

Earth Day — An Earth Day Festival, Family Fun Fest and Leisure Travel Service Fair takes place, 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m., at Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks. Watch this space for updates.




SATO Hours Reminder — Wednesday, the north and south SATO travel offices changed their start times. Fort Shafter’s office hours will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every third Wednesday, while Schofield Barracks’ SATO office hours will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every fourth Wednesday.


Voting — This is a presidential election year. Make your voice heard by voting. Get registered in your home state by calling the Installation Voting Assistance Officer at 655-5546 or visit

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