News Briefs: March 18, 2016

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News Briefs


USAG-HI Town Hall — The garrison will hold an employee town hall, 1:30-3 p.m., in Schofield’s Sgt. Smith Theater, to discuss the 2015 U.S. Army Hawaii community and garrison climate surveys results.


Veterans — In step with MyVA’s efforts to modernize the VA’s customer-focused, veteran-centered services capabilities, a call center has been set up for veterans experiencing adverse credit reporting or debt collection resulting from inappropriately billed Choice Program claims. Call (877) 881-7618.

Also, the VA announced that it is now able to fund care for all vets with hepatitis C for fiscal year 2016, regardless of the stage of the patient’s liver disease. The move follows increased funding from Congress along with reduced drug prices. Visit


FBI-logo-11-25-13-400x373Impersonation Scams — This tax season, law enforcement agencies are seeing enhanced efforts by criminals to scam taxpayers out of their hard-earned money by impersonating IRS and Treasury Dept. employees during unsolicited telephone calls and robo-calls. If you think you have been the victim of an IRS impersonation scam, please file a report online with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration or call the agency at 1-800-366-4484.



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Cook’s Cloak & Cover — For the first time in 237 years, the treasured mahiole (feathered helmet) and ‘ahu ‘ula (feathered cloak) of Kalani‘ōpu‘u, gifted to Capt. James Cook in 1779, have returned together to their home islands of Hawai‘i. A public viewing and a presentation of the mahiole and ‘ahu ‘ula of Kalani‘ōpu‘u will be held at the Bishop Museum.





22 / Tuesday

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.


24 / Thursday
Exercise! Exercise! Exercise! — U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks will be conducting an antiterrorism exercise during the afternoon. Clinic staff may be seen evacuating the area, and MPs may be seen moving in and around the clinic. There is no danger to the community, nor any need to report these incidents to the MP desk.
All residents can also expect to see and hear “Exercise-Exercise-Exercise” alerts and announcements from the clinic mass notification system, from emails and from websites during the exercise.
The clinic staff trains each year to ensure teamwork and professionalism in the event they need to respond to an emergency situation.
The clinic will remain open during drill.

Asia-Pacific Jobs — Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific is seeking civilian employees for hundreds of opportunities in professional, administrative and trade positions. Jobs are available on Guam, in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Diego Garcia and Hawaii.

The event will be held, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Navy Service Center in the Moanalua Shopping Center, Bldg. 4827, Room 262. Representatives from NAVFAC Marianas will provide a presentation about employment opportunities on Guam, 11:30 a.m. to noon. Call 472-1008.


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 10K Run has been added at 7 a.m. at Leaders Field. Registration is $35. Register and pay online at until March 22. There will also be race day registration until 6:45 a.m. Call MWR Hawaii at 655-8789.


29 / Tuesday



Courting Closures — The basketball and racquetball courts at the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center will be closed until April 4 for floor scrubbing and recoating.




4 / Monday

Never Again — An observance of National Holocaust Remembrance Day takes place,

1-2:30 p.m., in Wheeler Chapel, hosted by the 209th Aviation Support Battalion. The guest speaker will be Rabbi Itchel Krasnjansky.


5 / Tuesday

Gold Star Spouses’ Day — Survivor Outreach Services hosts a dinner ceremony, 5:30-8 p.m. Call 655-8432.


6 / Wednesday

Presenters Sought — Officers from all services who are looking for an opportunity to give back to their community can do so by honoring JROTC cadets who are at the top of their class by volunteering to be medal presenters for the 2016 Hawaii JROTC awards ceremonies, April 6-May 28.

These events are mostly held on high school grounds or community centers in the evening hours. There are 20 high school JROTC units on Oahu needing volunteers. Call 477-8195 (during duty hours).


8 / Friday

CSF2 Open House — All U.S. Army-Hawaii units are invited to the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center open house, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., for an overview and demonstration of program capabilities. Open house is at the CSF2 Center, 1612 Foote Ave., Bldg. 648, Schofield Barracks. Light snacks and drinks will be served. Call 655-5707.


15 / Friday

Purple Up Day — April marks the nation’s “Month of the Military Child,” a time to recognize military keiki for their strength, sacrifices and continued resilience. Wear something purple as a visible way to show support.


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. Open to the public. Call 787-4095.




AG Week — Tickets are available now for the Adjutant General Corps’ 241st anniversary celebration ball, Friday, May 13, in Waikiki. To purchase tickets, email or visit the “Aloha Chapter AGCRA” Facebook page to learn about more AG Week (May 6-12) events.


Indiana Jones, aka Indy, and owner, Liane Otsuka, bring cheer regularly to patients at TAMC, through the Human/Animal Bond Program. Indy was recented named American Red Cross Animal Hero of the Year.

Indiana Jones, aka Indy, the American Red Cross Animal Hero of the Year.

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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