News Briefs: April 1, 2016

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter asks a question as he is briefed on the Joint Multinational Training Command mission by Brig. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commanding general Joint Multinational Training Command at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwoehr, Germany, June 26, 2015. Carter was there to watch a live fire training demonstration as he traveled in Europe. He also attended his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary in Brussels, Belgium during the European trip. (Photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz/Released)

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter asks a question as he is briefed on the Joint Multinational Training Command mission by Brig. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commanding general Joint Multinational Training Command at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwoehr, Germany, June 26, 2015. Carter was there to watch a live fire training demonstration as he traveled in Europe. He also attended his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary in Brussels, Belgium during the European trip. Photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz.

 

Tropic Lighting — On March 25, the chief of staff, Army, announced that Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli, commanding general, Joint Multinational Training Command, U.S. Army Europe, Germany, is to be the commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Clean Water Program — The USAG-HI Directorate of Public Works is seeking your help in gauging the public’s overall awareness of storm water pollution by completing an online survey to provide feedback. Clean Water wants to discover how it can further improve storm water pollution public education and outreach efforts. Visit www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=145773161008.

 

The painting “Odysseus and the Sirens” by John William Waterhouse, 1891 Since the dawn of civilization, battle-weary warriors have suffered from what is now known as PTSD. References to PTSD from antiquity can be found in the story of Odysseus, who spent 10 years at war against Troy and another decade struggling to return home.

The painting “Odysseus and the Sirens” by John William Waterhouse, 1891

Siren Test Today — The monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled, today, at 11:45 a.m.

Residents in areas surrounding Campbell Industrial Park (Kalaeloa, Makakilo, Nanakuli, Kapolei and Ewa Beach) may also hear a “whooping” tone, a test of a HAZMAT condition to the hazardous materials siren warning group, following the monthly siren test.

 

Tsunami Awareness Month — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is encouraging the public to take tsunami preparedness into their own hands this April during Tsunami Awareness Month. Seventy years ago, on April 1, 1946, one of the deadliest tsunamis to ever hit Hawaii caused widespread devastation on all islands.

 

 

Smokin’ — Smoke testing of the sanitary sewer lines on Schofield Barracks that began March 7 continues until April 8. If smoke enters your home or office, there is good reason to assume that sewer gases may also be entering your home or office. Call 621-3098.

 

VA News — On Tuesday, the VA announced the award of twelve major contracts that will enhance its ability to deliver timely disability benefits claims decisions to the nation’s veterans in line with the MyVA initiative. The contracts make up a $6.8 billion enterprise-wide Medical Disability Examination Program under Public Law 104-275, and represent a major step forward in improving the disability examination experience for vets.

Visit www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2772.

 

2 / Saturday

Solar Impulse 2 — HDOT is pleased to announce a free public viewing of the plane making the first solar-powered flight around the world. The public will be able to see the Solar Impulse 2 and meet the crew, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Hangar 111 at Kalaeloa Airport, Kapolei.

Solar Impulse 2

Solar Impulse 2

The date of this event may need to be changed to Sunday, depending on the possibility of the plane leaving the hangar for training flights linked to weather conditions. For more information on the Solar Impulse’s mission and journey around the world, visit www.solarimpulse.com/.

 

 

 

 

4 / Monday

Remembrance — Rabbi Itchel Krasnjansky will be the guest speaker for National Holocaust Remembrance Day, 1-2:30 p.m., in Wheeler Chapel, hosted by the 209th Aviation Support Battalion.

 

5 / Tuesday

A2_Gold-Star_PINS_WGold Star Spouses’ Day — Survivor Outreach Services hosts a dinner ceremony, 5:30-8 p.m. Call 655-8432.

 

6 / Wednesday

Officers Needed — 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

Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2)

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.

 

 

18 / Monday

A4_SHARPposterSHARP — Decorate your office in support of Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention take place the week of April 18-22. Decorations must be up by 9:30 a.m. on April 21, with presentation of winning awards by the garrison command group to take place on April 22. Call 655-9433.

 

 

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.

 

30 / Saturday

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NTBI — National Prescription Take Back Day happens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in front of Schofield Barracks Exchange by the flower shop. Community members can drop off expired, unwanted and unused prescription medication for safe disposal. Last year, 74.5 lbs. of prescription drugs were collected at Schofield Barracks, with a total of 3290.5 lbs. collected at all sites.

Call 655-4470.

 

May

 

6 / Friday

AG Week — Adjutant General Week (May 6-12) begins with breakfast at the 25th Sustainment Brigade’s dining facility, ending with the Adjutant General Corps’ 241st anniversary celebration ball, Friday, May 13, in Waikiki. Tickets are available now.

Email agcraalohachapter@gmail.com or visit the “Aloha Chapter AGCRA” Facebook page to learn about more events.

 

 

 

 

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