News Briefs: March 4, 2016

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News Briefs


WHM-South — March is Women’s History Month. The Oahu South observance is this morning, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. A static display will run every 30 minutes for two hours at the 9th Mission Support Command, Bldg. 1550, common area. This observance is sponsored by 9th MSC and Team EO/EEO Hawaii.


Accountable VA— On Tuesday, the VA announced it proposed disciplinary action against three Board of Veterans’ Appeals attorneys, and has filed a complaint against two Board Veterans Law Judges. Accountability actions against the Board judges have been referred to the Merit Systems Protection Board, which has direct jurisdiction over cases concerning administrative law judges.



Department_of_Army_logoArmy Museum — The nation’s oldest and largest military service is the only one of America’s armed forces without a national museum. Congress directed the Army to collect and exhibit standards, colors and artifacts in 1814. After more than two centuries without a museum, that’s about to change. Visit to learn more.





Tax FormsTax Time — Did you know that military uniforms are not tax deductible unless a general officer orders you not to wear them off post? This is a common mistake that military members make on their tax returns. If you have questions, visit the Schofield Barracks Tax Center in Trailer 1, Grimes Street (across from Hamilton Field). Contact them at or call 655-1040.




FBI-logo-11-25-13-400x373FBI — Tips to the FBI have led to captures of Top Ten fugitives and short-circuited scores of criminal and terrorist plots. Some of the most valuable tips come from people closest to subjects – people who can see changes in mood and habits and can make a common-sense assessment that things aren’t right. Got a tip? Visit


9 / Wednesday

WHM-North — The Oahu North Women’s History Month observance will be at 1 p.m. in Schofield’s Sgt. Smith Theater. The guest speaker will be Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham, commander, U.S. Army TACOM. This observance is sponsored by 25th Sustainment Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, and Team EO/EEO Hawaii. Call 655-4937.


Last Day of HSO — The Fort Shafter Housing Services Office officially closes today after its last day of operation. The HSO offices will be consolidated at 215 Duck Road, Bldg 950, Schofield Barracks.


15 / Tuesday

A5_ARNEWS_Voting_002_wSoldiers Vote — Training workshops for about 150 Unit Voting Assistance Officers will take place, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., in Schofield’s small Post Conference Room to educate the UVAOs about absentee voting, voters’ registration, ballot requests and ballot submission processes for Soldiers and their families. Call 655-5546.





22 / Tuesday

Tripler Army Medical Center

Tripler Army Medical Center

WHM-TAMC — The third and final Women’s History Month recognizing women’s contributions, takes place at Tripler Army Medical Center’s Kyser Auditorium from noon ‘til 1 p.m.


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

Cadets from Mililani High School's JROTC program visited veterans at TAMC.

Cadets from Mililani High School’s JROTC.

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. Open to the public. Call 787-4095.



 SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Col. Douglas Mulbury (center), commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, accepts a $169,094 check from Monica Land (left center), manager, Hui O Na Wahine Spouses Club Thrift Shop; and Jennifer Kelling (center, right), president, Hui O Na Wahine as Hui Thrift Shop employees look on, here, May 11. The donation was generated from Thrift Shop sales, March 2011-April 2012. Among the recipients are: •Scholarships of $50,500 to 11 individuals (either graduating highschool seniors or individuals continuing their education). •Welfare grants in the amount of $43,000 to local schools including Leilehua High; Wheeler Middle and Elementary; Hale Kula Elementary. •$40,000 to private organizations, including American Red Cross, local Boy Scout troops, and Tripler Army Medical Center Fisher House. •$25,600 to government associations including 25th Infantry Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team Bronco Memorial Association and Sgt. Yano Library. •$8,750 to for profit organizations including USAG-HI’s Native Hawaiian Liaison Office. (Vickey Mouzé | U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs)

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 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 a cell phone. Call 330-2005.



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  1. Tony Garcia says:

    Aloha Mr. Reese:
    I could not find or see any article on the National Museum of the US Army. Please email me a copy that you mentioned. Thank you. Tony Garcia

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