News Briefs: April 15, 2016

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15 / Friday 

Teal Ribbon

Teal Ribbon

SHARP — The garrison SHARP team encourages directorates and programs to participate in the “SHARPen Up Your Area” decorating contest, April 18-22, in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Registered areas will be judged, so don’t miss this opportunity to win an award and bragging rights! Register your section to compete by close of business, today! 

Prizes will be awarded April 25. Decorations must be up by 9:30 a.m., April 21. Call 655-9433.

No ISO — The Schofield Barracks Installation Security Office will close at noon today, reopening Monday, April 18. Call 655-1493.

Tax Day Relief — The Exchange 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.


Purple Up Today — 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.

Social Security Administration logo

Social Security Administration logo

Social Security Online — Go online with your future. For more than 80 years, Social Security has been there through life’s journey. With a my Social Security account, people can complete the following:

  • Keep track of their earnings and verify them every year with their Social Security statement;
  • Get an estimate of their future benefits, if they are still working;
  • Get a verification letter with proof of their benefits, if they currently receive them;
  • Manage their benefits;
  • Change their address;
  • Start or change direct deposit;
  • Get a replacement Medicare card; and
  • Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S for tax season.


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.

27 / Wednesday

The CIE is normally held at the Nehelani on Schofield Barracks. (Courtesy photo)

The CIE is normally held at the Nehelani on Schofield Barracks. (Courtesy photo)

CIE — Soldiers, spouses and civilians are invited to attend the next Community Information Exchange from 9-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 27th, at the Schofield Barracks Nehelani. Learn what’s happening in U.S. Army-Hawaii and ask questions of subject matter experts.

30 / Saturday

NTBI — National Prescription Take Back Day happens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in front of the 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 pounds of prescription drugs were collected at Schofield, with a total of 3290.5 pounds collected at all sites. Call 655-4470.


3 / Tuesday

Facebook logo

Facebook logo

FBTH — The garrison commander, Col. Richard Fromm, will host the next quarterly online town hall from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, at USAG-HI’s Facebook “Events” page – Soldiers, family members and civilians are invited to ask questions or provide comments about services and programs to subject matter experts.

Questions may be posted before May 3, but they will not be answered until the town hall.

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 or visit the “Aloha Chapter AGCRA” Facebook page to learn about more events. 


Personnel prepare for possible tsunamis during exercises. (Courtesy photo)

Personnel prepare for possible tsunamis during exercises. (Courtesy photo)

Avoid that Wave — April is Tsunami Awareness Month, and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is encouraging the public to be ready. People located within a tsunami evacuation zone should quickly move to higher ground or inland until they are at least 100 feet above sea level. Avoid steep cliffs and watch out for falling rocks.

To find out if you live, work or play within a tsunami evacuation zone, turn to the disaster preparedness pages in your local telephone book or enter your address into the Tsunami Evacuation Zone Map Viewer on HI-EMA’s website at

Clean Water Program — The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii 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.



Pictured is the USS Arizona Memorial. ( Photo by MC2 Daniel Barker, Mass Communication Specialist)

Pictured is the USS Arizona Memorial. ( Photo by MC2 Daniel Barker, Mass Communication Specialist)

13 / Monday

USS Arizona — From today through June 26, the dock for the USS Arizona Memorial will be dismantled, removed and replaced. Visitors will not be able to disembark onto the USS Arizona Memorial during this time, although a boat ride to observe the memorial will still be available. All other visitor services will remain unchanged.

The dock was designed in Hawaii by a local company. A series of skid-proof ramps will replace the combination of steps and ramps that currently provide walking and wheelchair access from the dock to the memorial.

Visit and

23 / Saturday

Cadets participate in Fort Shafter's JROTC ceremony in a previous year. (Courtesy photo)

Cadets participate in Fort Shafter’s JROTC ceremony in a previous year. (Courtesy photo)

More JROTC — Join future officers for a 5K fun run to commemorate the 100th anniversary of JROTC. The run is a one-of-a-kind event with participants around the world running simultaneously, synchronized to Greenwich Mean Time. Here, the run begins at 6 a.m. at the end of the runway on Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. All JROTC/ROTC alumni and the public, either as a participant or a volunteer, are encouraged to participate to help the cadets break the world record. Call 944-5723.


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