News Briefs: April 8, 2016

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News Briefs

Today

CSF2 Open House Today — 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 at the CSF2 Center, 1612 Foote Ave., Bldg. 648, Schofield Barracks. Light refreshments will be served.

Call 655-5707.

 

No SHARP — Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention classes scheduled this month at the Schofield Barracks Education Center have been cancelled due to air conditioning renovations.

Call 438-5097.

 

15 / Friday

Tax Day Relief — AAFES is giving military motorists a double discount on gas until April 17. Drivers fueling up with a Military Star card at Army and Air Force gas stations will receive 10 cents off per gallon instead of the everyday 5-cents-per-gallon discount.

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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

SHARP — 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

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.

The number of Soldiers abusing prescription drugs is low, and the Army just signed a contract to develop a marketing campaign intended to keep that number low. (Courtesy Photo)

Army Substance Abuse Program advocates are encouraging the return of unused medications for National Prescription Take-Back Day.

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.

 

Ongoing

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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.

 

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.

 

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