News Briefs: July 8, 2016

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USCG Searching — As of press time, a ship and aircraft from the Coast Guard, assisted by a Marine Corps helicopter, continue a search off the coast of Oahu’s North Shore for three missing fishermen.

An urgent marine information broadcast has been issued alerting mariners in the area to keep a sharp lookout and report any sightings to the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center. Anyone with information that may help locate the three fishermen is asked to contact the Sector Honolulu Command Center at 842-2600.

The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter (CG 6608) from Air Station Barbers Point conducts a brief prior to take off Jan. 17, 2016. The Dolphin crew relieved the night crew to conduct daytime searches for 12 Marine aviators off the North Shore of Oahu. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Sarah Bradley/Released)

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8th TSC CoC — Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III will relinquish command of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to Maj. Gen. Susan A. Davidson, 8:30 a.m., on Schofield’s Hamilton Field. Davidson is coming to from Scott Air Force Base, Ill., where she served as the commander of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. Dorman will move on to an assignment in Tampa, Florida as the CENTCOM J4. Call 438-0944.


Now FPCON Bravo — The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii elevated the Force Protection Condition from Alpha to Bravo at all Army Hawaii installations.


FBI Arrest — On Sunday, a former member of the Army National Guard was arrested for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).  According to the complaint, the former Guardsman is alleged to have attempted to provide services by assisting in the procurement of weapons to be used in what he believed was going to be an attack on U.S. soil committed in the name of ISIL. The criminal complaint charges the former Guardsman with attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIL, a designated foreign terrorist organization. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. A criminal complaint contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court. Read the full press release at


11 / Monday

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Engineers CoC — Outgoing commander Lt. Col. Christopher W. Crary, Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District, will be relieved by Lt. Col. James D. Hoyman at a change of command ceremony, 2 p.m., at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter. Call 835-4000.


12 / Tuesday

USACE-POD — Outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn, Army Corps of Engineers-Pacific Ocean Division, will be relieved by Col. Peter B.Andrysiak at a change of command ceremony, 10 a.m., at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter. Call 835-4715.


13 / Wednesday

Exercise! Exercise! Exercise! — The garrison will conduct a full scale exercise today and July 14. There will also be an increase to Force Protection Condition Charlie at Wheeler Gates, an addition of an access control point at East Range Road and a large exercise on Wheeler on July 14. This exercise will test first responders and the garrison’s Emergency Operations Center in real-world emergency scenarios. Schofield, Wheeler and East Range areas can expect temporary traffic delays, emergency announcements on the mass warning systems and emergency response vehicles on the roadways. USAG-HI asks for everyone’s patience, understanding and cooperation during the exercise.


14 / Thursday

500th MI — Col. William “Doug” Conner assumes command of the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade from Col. Patrick J. Wempe at 10 a.m. on Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks. Call 437-6824.


18 / Monday

DIVARTY — Col. Matthew N. Stader assumes command of the Division Artillery, 25th ID, from Col. Christopher J. Cardoni at 10 a.m. on Weyand Field, Schofield.


20 / Wednesday

ERP — Garrison personnel are invited to attend the next Employee Recognition Program luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leilehua Golf Course.


21 / Thursday


Signal CoCs — Maj. Gen. Lawrence W. Brock III, 311th Signal Command (Theater), will retire after relinquishing command to Brig. Gen. Lawrence F. Thoms, currently the commander, 335th SC (T) (Provisional) in Kuwait.


27 / Wednesday

CIE — Soldiers, family members and civilians are invited to attend the Community Information Exchange meeting at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks, from 9-10:30 a.m. to learn about what’s happening in the next 90 days. Also, ask subject matter experts your questions about services and programs.




4 / Thursday

25th ID — Maj. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli assumes command of the 25th Infantry Division from Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn at 10 a.m. on Weyand Field, Schofield.







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