News Briefs: Nov. 11, 2016

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
A holiday card greets motorists and pedestrians in a previous year.

A holiday card from Island Palm Communities greets motorists and pedestrians in a previous year. (Photo courtesy of IPC.)

11 / Friday

Holiday Card Lanes — Units and organizations can participate in the annual Holiday Card Lane at Schofield Barracks or Fort Shafter from Nov. 18 to Jan. 6, 2017. The deadline to register, however, is Nov. 14. Call MWR Hawaii’s Deanna Lein, Special Events coordinator, at (808) 655-0002 for details.

15 / Tuesday

AFAP — Be an agent of change! The Army Family Action Plan will run from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. Get more details about participating at www.himwr.com/acs.

PsyOps briefing.

PsyOps briefing.

PsyOps — Are you interested in a career with Psychological Operations? If so, save yourself a reminder to attend the information briefing at the 25th Infantry Division’s G3 Conference Room:

  • Nov. 15, 12-1:30 p.m. or 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Nov. 16, 10-11 a.m. or 12-1 p.m.
  • Nov. 17, 1-2 p.m.

Free Tax Prep Workshop — Want to learn how to do your taxes? Goodwill Hawaii is hosting a free six-part workshop to equip taxpayers with the skills to do their own taxes and keep more money in their pocket. The six, two-hour lessons will cover everything you need to know.

Participants will have the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice by helping Goodwill Hawaii provide free tax preparation services to low-income families through the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. There is no obligation to volunteer for the VITA program by enrolling in the workshop.

Attend Tuesdays, Nov. 15-Dec. 20, from 6-8 p.m., at Goodwill Hawaii’s Ohana Career and Learning Center in Kapolei, 2140 Lauwiliwili St., second floor computer lab.

Space is limited, so reserve your seat today. Attendance at all sessions is not required to participate. To sign up, contact Justin Martin, Program Development Coordinator at jmartin@higoodwill.org or (808) 836-0313, ext. 1015.

Sessions will also be live streamed online for those who are unable to attend in person. Classes are subject to cancellation if the minimum enrollment is not met.

Education Fair.

Education Fair.

16 / Wednesday

Education Fair — Do you want to get ahead? Want to increase your chances of success? Plan to attend the Education Fair at the Schofield Barracks Education Center, Bldg. 560, Yano Hall, 2nd Floor, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

17 / Thursday

TARP — Threat Awareness and Reporting Program briefings are held at 9 a.m.:

  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays, Kyser Auditorium, Tripler.
  • 1st Thursday, Bldg. 1554, Fort Shafter Flats.
  • 3rd Thursday, Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks.

19 / Saturday

“Beyond Boots” — Women veterans are encouraged to attend this Hawaii Women Veterans Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s Readiness Center, which is Bldg. 29 in Kalaeloa (formerly Barbers Point Naval Air Station).

Get more details from the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System. Call (808) 433-0477. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/save-the-date-hawaii-women-veterans-conference-2016-beyond-boots-tickets-26365686478.

Combined Federal Campaign.

Combined Federal Campaign.

Ongoing

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 (through Dec. 15) support eligible nonprofit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. Visit http://www.cfc-hawaii.org.

National Native American Heritage Month — Celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of this country’s original inhabitants, explorers and settlers all month. Throughout the Army’s history, Native Americans have served valiantly and with distinction in times of peace and war, while also fighting for the right to be an equal part of the nation. Learn more; visit these sites:

Military Family Month — The Department of the Army also honors the commitment, sacrifices and contributions of families this month. Read more about Military Family Month at www.defense.gov/News/SpecialReports/1116_familysupport?source=GovDelivery.

Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at a Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership event in Washington, Oct. 17. Biden, who helped to launch the initiative in 2011, applauded the 335 companies who have partnered with MSEP, as well as the 50 new businesses that were inducted as partners during the event. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at a Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership event in Washington, Oct. 17. Biden, who helped to launch the initiative in 2011, applauded the 335 companies who have partnered with MSEP, as well as the 50 new businesses that were inducted as partners during the event. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Military Spouse Employment Partnership — This is an employment and career partnership, launched by Dr. Jill Biden in 2011, connecting military spouses with more than 335 partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers. Learn more at https://msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil.

AcademyWomen — This eMentor program has launched a newly expanded, interactive website for military women. Get details by visiting www.ementorprogram.org and clicking on “MilitaryWomen eMentor.”

ESD Survey — The Education Services Division’s is conducting an educational needs assessment survey to determine if its programs and services are meeting the needs of its customers at the Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter/Tripler Education Complex.

The survey can be completed in approximately 15 minutes at https://sslcac.hqda.pentagon.mil/Checkbox/Survey.aspx?s=38886bb44edb49af9e497c635997101f. This survey is a CAC-enabled document.

Pharmacy Network Changing — On Dec. 1, Walgreens pharmacy locations will join the TRICARE beneficiaries network. CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores, will leave the network on the same day. The new network will have more than 57,000 locations nationwide and ensure TRICARE beneficiaries have timely access to retail pharmacies in their community. Visit www.tricare.mil/PharmacyNetworkChange.

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