News Briefs: July 15, 2016

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News BriefsThis week

Medevac — Coast Guard and Navy aircrews conducted a medevac of a 58-year-old mariner from a 45-foot sailing vessel 184 miles north of Oahu, Sunday.

A Navy SH-60 helicopter crew from Kaneohe Bay hoisted the mariner aboard the helicopter and returned to Kaneohe Bay where he was transferred in stable condition to awaiting emergency medical personnel for further transport to Castle Medical Center.


A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules flew cover for the Navy helicopter and managed communications with the sailing vessel crew for both aircraft and Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders. A Coast Guard hospital corpsman flew with the Navy helicopter crew, administered an IV to the mariner and monitored his condition en route to Oahu.



Tripler Army Medical Center is located in Honolulu. (Courtesy photo)

TAMC CoC — Col. Andrew M. Barr will assume command of Tripler Army Medical Center from Col. David K. Dunning, 10:00 a.m., at the TAMC flagpole directly in front of the hospital.


18 / Monday

New HSO Hours — Due to manpower shortages, the Schofield Barracks New Housing Service Office procedures and hours of operation are being adjusted to provide enhanced customer service. Group briefings will be conducted with the intent to reduce the wait times and accommodate more Soldiers. Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) hours and procedures follow:

8-9 a.m. – Group brief for departure TLA

9-11 a.m. – Group brief for arrival TLA

11 a.m.-noon – Group brief for renewal TLA

11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Walk-ins will be accepted for the following:

  • Housing search info
  • Questions/miscellaneous
  • Utility waivers
  • Inbound/outbound stamp: The office will close promptly at 2 p.m. for the remainder of the day to prepare/complete TLA documents from the group briefings. The TLA documents will be emailed once complete.

A maximum of 20 walk-ins will be accepted each day and TLA will be NOT be

issued during this timeframe. Soldiers must attend one of the group briefings and must be on time.

Please come with a copy of the following documents to leave with HSO:

Arrival TLA:

PCS orders and all amendments

DA Form 31 (leave papers showing you signed in off leave into the command)

Flight itinerary for service member and family members

Departure TLA:

PCS orders and all amendments

DA Form 31 (leave papers) signed and must have a control number

DD 1299 (household goods packing and pick-up)

Flight itinerary for service members and family members

Termination of on-post housing or final inspection schedule from your

community center

Renewal TLA:

Housing search sheet

On-post housing offer, signed lease or purchase agreement


Call 655-3076.


Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th ID, fires in salute during the DIVARTY Reactivation Ceremony on Weyand Field, Wednesday.

Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th ID, fires in salute.

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 Barracks.

19 / Tuesday

Intelligence Briefing — Intelligence community civilians are invited to attend an information event, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Joint Duty Swap Pilot program at the Joint Base Hickam officers club, Daedalian Room, today and Wednesday.

The IC Joint duty program offers civilian intelligence professionals, GG-11 thru senior executive level, opportunities to temporarily work in other
organizations and commands to broaden and enhance their skills. Selected participants will have the opportunity to swap positions with other
IC professionals in Hawaii. The goal of the program is to strengthen interagency collaboration, build IC integration and meet congressional and DoD requirements for IC Joint Duty participation.

For more information on the program, please visit


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_flagsSignal 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

From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Jones, outgoing senior enlisted adviser to the 25th ID and USARHAW, Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, commander, and incoming senior enlisted adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Scott A. Brzak, take to Weyand Field, Monday, for the change of responsibility ceremony.

From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Jones, previous senior enlisted adviser to the 25th ID and USARHAW; Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, commander, 25th ID; and current senior enlisted adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Scott A. Brzak.

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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