News Briefs: Aug. 26, 2016

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(Note: The area code, unless otherwise listed, is 808.)

26 / Friday

ACS Closed — All Army Community Service offices will be closed today for training and planning; they will reopen at 7:30 a.m., Monday. Emergency contact numbers are the Family Advocacy Program at 226-3231 and Army Emergency Relief at 1-877-272-7337 (American Red Cross).

VA News — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced last week that it is piloting a protocol to implement veterinary health benefits for mobility service dogs approved for veterans with a chronic impairment that substantially limits mobility associated with mental health disorders. Visit

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A/C and DPW — The garrison’s Directorate of Public Works strives to provide timely response to air conditioning work orders despite increased system failures during the warm season and severe staffing shortages. The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawai community’s continued patience with A/C repairs is greatly appreciated.

Please help DPW by accurately describing you’re A/C failure and level of urgency so that it may devote precious resources to the most critical cooling outages. Intentionally elevating the criticality of a cooling outage results in diversion of precious resources away from the true emergencies and overall delays for all work orders.

DPW A/C techs have been instructed to leave the work site if the work priority of a failed cooling unit is misrepresented. If you have a Demand Maintenance Order number, then DPW is aware of your situation and will work relentlessly within its operational constraints to get your system repaired based on priorities. The DPW work order desk will provide statuses upon request after 10 days since the order was submitted. Thanks for your continued patience and cooperation.

Crimefighting App — The FBI launched a mobile version of its Bank Robbers website to make it easier for smartphone users to view photos and information about bank robberies.

Back in December 2012, the FBI launched its Bank Robbers website featuring a gallery of unknown bank robbery suspects wanted by the Bureau. Because the FBI, in its own bank robbery investigations, focuses on the most violent and/or the most prolific serial offenders who often cross jurisdictions, the suspects included on are a dangerous lot and public assistance in identifying them plays a crucial role in efforts to apprehend them.

The mobile Bank Robbers application for iPhones (plus iPads and iPods) and Android smartphones should make it even easier for the public to view photos and information about bank robberies in different geographic areas of the country. The app, which works with, can be downloaded for free from Apple’s app store or Google Play.

SB HSO (TLA) — Changes were made last month to the Schofield Barracks Housing Services Office procedures and operations regarding Temporary Lodging Allowance certificates. Group briefings are held daily, and personnel must arrive on time. Visit today’s News Briefs at for detailed information, or call 655-3076.


16 / Friday

Signal Ball — Attend the 2016 Pacific Signal Regimental Ball at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, 6 p.m. Members of the Army Signal community may sponsor young Signaleers who can’t afford tickets. For tickets, call 653-5791 or visit


Law School — The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program. Under this program, the Army projects sending up to 25 active duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense.

Selected officers will attend law school beginning the fall of 2017 and will remain on active duty while attending law school.

Interested officers should review Army MILPER Message 16-053 and Chapter 14, AR 27-1 (The Judge Advocate General’s Funded Legal Education Program) to determine their eligibility. This program is open to commissioned officers in the rank of second lieutenant through captain.

Applicants must have at least two, but not more than six, years of total active federal service at the time legal training begins. Eligibility is governed by statute (10 U.S.C. 2004) and is non-waivable.

Eligible officers interested in applying should immediately register for the earliest offering of the Law School Admission Test. Applicants must send their request through command channels, to include the officer’s branch manager at AHRC.

Send the original application to the Office of the Judge Advocate General, ATTN: DAJA-PT (Ms. Yvonne Caron-Rm 2B517), 2200 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310, to be received by Nov. 1, 2016.

Submission of the application well in advance of the deadline is advised.

Call 655-8743 for further information or see today’s News Briefs online at

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