News Briefs: February 26, 2016

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ARC Recruiting — The American Red Cross is recruiting licensed health services volunteers on Oahu. If you’re licensed or certified and can donate some time to help us help others, please register to become one of the following medical volunteers:

RN, LVN, LPN, EMT, paramedic or doctor of osteopathy.


Health Services volunteers should also be willing to take additional Red Cross training online and should have a computer, Internet and cell phone. Call 330-2005.


Reserve Banquet — The 9th Mission Support Command invites current, former and retired Army Reservists to attend an annual formal banquet at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Sunday, March 5, to celebrate the importance of the Army Reserves throughout the Pacific region. Attire is Army Service Uniform, dress blues, mess whites or blues, or formal attire for military and business suit or evening gown for civilians.

For info, call 438-1600, ext. 3114. Tickets are available by calling 438-1600, ext. 3395.


M$W — Military Saves Week ends today, but you still can get your finances in order. Visit


Self Plus One — Today is the last day to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program outside of open season enrollment for the Self Plus One option. Visit or


Last Few Days — Participate in the ongoing cost of living survey before March 1 in order to provide solid data that accurately reflects the cost of living in Hawaii. SurveyAgreeDisagree

Due to poor turnout in the last survey, COLA for active duty military personnel in Hawaii has significantly decreased. Visit


Transportation Closed — The Fort Shafter Transportation office, Bldg. S-330 (Aloha Center), begins new hours. As of Feb. 29, the office is open 7:30-4 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, and closed on Thursdays and Friday.




6 / Sunday

Assume the Responsibility — Chief Warrant Officer 5 John M. Brasfield will become command chief warrant officer, the senior warrant officer adviser to Brig. Gen. Stephen K. Curda, commander, 9th Mission Support Command, at an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony, 10 a.m., on Fort Shafter Flats’ Field of Heroes.

The ceremony signifies the importance of the Warrant Officer Corps within the command and throughout the Pacific region. Attire is duty uniform or aloha attire. Call 438-1600, ext. 3114.


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. A Kolekole Pass run has been added.




21 / Thursday


JROTC Review — The Hawaii State Governor’s 34th Annual JROTC Review and Awards Ceremony takes place, 10 a.m., on Fort Shafter’s Palm Circle parade field, for about 600 cadets from 24 public and two private schools. The event includes a cake-cutting ceremony and awards presented to supporting veteran organizations. It’s open to the public. Call 787-4095.

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