News Briefs: Sept. 2, 2016

| September 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

(Note, unless otherwise listed, all area codes are 808.) 

2 / Friday

September is Preparedness Month. (Courtesy graphic)

September is Preparedness Month. (Courtesy graphic)

Preparedness — September is National Preparedness Month, and it serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now, and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that we could encounter where we live, work and socialize. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website – – to learn more.

FEGLI — For the first time in 12 years, Federal Employees Group Life Insurance is having an Open Season, which started yesterday. Open Season allows eligible employees to enroll in FEGLI or increase their coverage up to the program maximum.

You don’t have to have a qualifying life event, answer any medical questions or have a physical exam. Find out more, before Open Season ends Sept. 30th. Visit

Suicide Prevention — The nation observes Suicide Prevention Month in September, but it’s an all hands, all year-round effort. Be there for service and family members, and civilians.

school bus

school bus

School Safety — Motorists are reminded to drive safely when backing out of driveways and traveling through school zones. Slow down and watch out for children who may not be paying attention.

SB HSO — Changes were made last month to the Schofield Barracks Housing Services Office procedures and operations regarding Temporary Lodging Allowance, or TLA certificates. Group briefings are held daily, and personnel must arrive on time. Call 655-3076 for more details.

8 / Thursday

Bugle Call — Throughout the day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the bugle call system at Fort Shafter will be tested to ensure all speakers are operational. For more details, call Sgt. 1st Class Tonya Smothermon at 438-0584.

12 / Monday

Golden Ruck — The 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, will be completing a hike around Oahu’s shores to commemorate the battalion’s heritage and casing of colors, Sept. 12-16. The battalion has a noble and honorable history, having received numerous awards for bravery over the years. It was selected to case its colors, or close the unit down, as part of the Army’s downsizing.

The hike will be the battalion’s last event before the official ceremony that will close down the unit. This event will conclude at Schofield Barracks, Sept. 16, where the 1-14th will pay a final tribute to the battalion’s legacy. Call 655- 9461 for more details, before Sept. 7.

15 / Thursday

The acronymn "ACE" is used to prevent a suicide: Ask, Care, Escort someone in need of help to a professional to prevent loss of life.

The acronymn “ACE” is used to prevent a suicide: Ask, Care, Escort someone in need of help to a professional to prevent loss of life.

Suicide Prevention Events — Attend these “Fight for Each Other” events:

  • Sept. 15, 8:30-10 a.m., Richardson Theater, Fort Shafter.
  • Sept. 16, 8:30-10 a.m., Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks.

These events are open to garrison employees. Military personnel and unit leadership should reserve seating; call 655-9105.

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

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