News Briefs: Nov. 18, 2016

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
The state of Hawaii now allows individuals to text to 911 if their voice or telephone is down. (Courtesy graphic)

The state of Hawaii now allows individuals to text to 911 if their voice or telephone is down. (Courtesy graphic)

18 / Friday

Text 911 — New technology has really improved our emergency response capability. If you cannot provide a voice (or telephone) call to 911 during an emergency, now you can use your cell phone! Visit www.hawaiitextto911.com.

Prescriptions — Did you know that the post pharmacy will take back your expired prescriptions free of charge? Pick up an envelope at the pharmacy for disposal. Call (808) 433-8421 or (808) 433-8425 for more details.

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.

The U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks will hold a blood drive on Nov. 21. (Courtesy photo/graphic)

The U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks will hold a blood drive on Nov. 21. (Courtesy photo/graphic)

21 / Monday

Blood Drive — November and December are typically the slowest months of the year for blood donations; yet, it’s also the time of year when it’s critical to have an adequate supply of blood. Will you give at the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks, Bldg. 691, on Monday, Nov. 21, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon.

22 / Tuesday

Indian Heritage 1 — Come join the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) and Tripler Army Medical Center when these units observe National American Indian Heritage Month at Kyser Auditorium, in Tripler, Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 12 noon till 1 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, through 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. 

The first observance will be held at Tripler Army Medical Center's Kyser Auditorium on Nov. 22 from 12 noon till 1 p.m. The next one is at Schofield Barracks' C Quad Dining Facility, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Courtesy graphic)

The first observance will be held at Tripler Army Medical Center’s Kyser Auditorium on Nov. 22 from 12 noon till 1 p.m. The next one is at Schofield Barracks’ C Quad Dining Facility, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Courtesy graphic)

23 / Wednesday

Indian Heritage 2 — Join the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, when it observes National American Indian Heritage Month at the C Quad Dining Facility, Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

24 / 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.

December 

1 / Thursday

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.

6 / Tuesday

Webinar — Log on to the Military OneSource​ live webinar at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6. Local consultant Stephanie Muckey will educate you on the many free resources available. Register here: https://beaconhealthoptions.webex.com/beaconhealthoptions/k2/j.php?MTID=ta931a283ae4b9065b993d a061f6d9922.

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