News Briefs: Sept. 23, 2016

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News BriefsToday

H20 Go — Water conservation that was in effect for Schofield, Helemano and Wheeler Army Air Field has been rescinded. Residents may resume normal water usage.


Fitness Center — Schofield’s Martinez Fitness Center’s racquetball courts and training rooms are temporarily closed until the end of the month. The weight and cardio rooms and partial gym court remain open.


Combined Federal Campaign — The Hawaii-Pacific Area Combined Federal Campaign encourages you to donate to the CFC. Pledges made by service members and other federal employees during the campaign season – Sept. 1 through Dec. 15 – support eligible nonprofit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. Visit


FEGLI Open Season — For the first time in 12 years, Federal Employees Group Life Insurance is having an Open Season to allow 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


25 / Sunday

A4_Gold-Star-MothersGold Star — The community is invited to join Hawaii’s Gold Star Mothers and Families of the Fallen special remembrance and lei presentation, Sunday, Sept. 25, at 2:30 p.m., at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, or Punchbowl. We honor and express our gratitude to Gold Star Mothers and Families who have lost a son or daughter in service to the nation. Visit and



27 / Tuesday

Hispanic Heritage Month — This event is observed Sept. 15-Oct. 15, and Tripler Army Medical Center will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Observance ceremony from noon till 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Kyser Auditorium. Visit


29 / Thursday

Mayoral Debate — The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is hosting a debate between mayoral candidates at The Plaza Club, Honolulu. Lunch is included with the paid admission ($25-$30, CoC/member rates; $40, non-members). Visit Call 545-4300.


Open House — The USA Health Clinic Schofield Barracks will host a Behavioral Health Open House on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. You’re invited to attend and become more aware of how to prevent suicide and other behavioral health issues.



Soldiers from Btry. B, 3-7th FAR, “Steel,” 3rd BCT, 25th ID, volunteer for the 3rd annual Pumpkin Carving Festival at Windward Mall, Oct. 27.

3 / Monday

Virtual Delegates — Leadership from ACSIM and IMCOM are participating in all three Family Forums at AUSA, and they invite all interested Soldiers and Family members to

participate as virtual delegates.

  • Family Forum I: “A Status Update on Army Kids- How Are They Doing-What Do

They Need?” takes place Monday, October 3, 2:00 – 4:00 PM (EDT).

  • Family Forum II: “Preparing for a life in or outside the Army through

Financial Readiness, Military Spouse Employment and Entrepreneurship” takes

place Tuesday, October 4, 9:00-12:00 AM (EDT).

  • Family Forum III: “A Town Hall with Senior Army Leaders” takes place

Wednesday, October 5, 9:00-11:00 AM (EDT)

To register as a virtual delegate, visit:



5 / Wednesday

CRE Change — The USARHAW Community Readiness Expo date is changed to today due to Tropic Lightning Week events. The CRE will resume its regular Thursday schedule Oct. 13.


Forum — The day-and-a-half conference “Future Focus: The Hawai‘i Innovation Initiative’s Forum on Medical Research, Cybersecurity & More,” will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Speakers from around the world, including retired Maj. Gen. Brett Williams, former operations director of the U.S. Cyber Command, will discuss innovation, particularly relate to medical research and cybersecurity.

6 / Thursday

Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2)Resiliency Training for Parents — Parents (Soldiers and civilians) can come to the CSF2 Training Center to learn skills to help them be the very best parents they can be. Attend training at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 6-7, at Porter Community Center, Schofield Barracks. Call 655-9804 for more details.




18 / Tuesday

Registration Deadline Today — Save the dates! The next Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summit at Schofield Barracks happens Oct. 18-19. Note, this event is mandatory for Soldiers with less than nine months before their separation date. Go to to register and upload your resume COB today, and watch this space for more details in the coming weeks.




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. To learn more, visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website at


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.


A3_ARNEWS_UCMJ ChangesLaw 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.




Fingerprinting — Digital fingerprinting services are now available, weekdays, at the locations and times following.

  • Schofield Barracks: Installation Security Office, Bldg. 580, Rm. 130, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Service is for military, civilians and contractors for clearances. Call 655-8879/1493/9438.
  • Fort Shafter: Provost Marshal Office, Bldg. T118, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Service is for military, civilian and contractor clearances, NAF and volunteers. Call 438-8001/1092.
  • Wheeler Army Airfield: Child-Related Services, Bldg. 682, Rm. 104, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Service is for child-related actions, volunteers and NAF actions. Call 656-1335/1320/1332.


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