News Briefs: Dec. 16, 2016

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News Briefs

16 / Friday

ACS — All Army Community Service offices will be closed today, Dec. 16, for in-service training/strategic planning. ACS offices will reopen at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 19. Emergency contact numbers follow:

  • Family Advocacy Program at 226-3231.
  • Army Emergency Relief at 1-877-272-7337 (American Red Cross).

22 / Thursday

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

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

25 / Sunday

USAHC-SB — The Acute Care Clinic at U.S. Army Health Clinic, Schofield Barracks, will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2017. Also, the entire USAHC-SB will be closed on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, 2017. Other news follows:

  • Construction of the parking lot has been delayed due to rain.
  • The Army Wellness Center is offering a Retire Strong Class for anyone approaching retirement that wants to maintain an active lifestyle. Call 655-1866 to register.
  • Did you know that the Army Wellness Center offers free body composition testing with BodPod? Come by Bldg. 647 next to the Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks, or call 655-1866 to schedule your free body composition test.
  • The Army Wellness Center is open to Soldiers, their families, retirees and Dept. of the Army civilians.


DPW — The Directorate of Public Works (Wheeler, Bldg. 104) will operate on the following temporary hours until further notice:

  • Office hours of Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 656-1275.
  • After Hours of Monday-Friday, 4 p.m. to 6 a.m., for emergency calls only, including all weekends and holidays.

Call the Installations Operation Center, or IOC, at 656-3272.

Combined Federal Campaign.

Combined Federal Campaign.

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

2015 Cyber Breach — The Office of Personnel Management has announced a change to the credit monitoring and identity protection service provider that will affect a subset of individuals impacted by the personnel records cyber incident announced in the summer of 2015. Most impacted individuals will not experience any change to their current coverage, and do not need to take any action, but a subset of individuals will need to re-enroll to continue coverage (effective Dec. 1, 2016).

It’s complicated, but the best way for employees to know if they are affected is to go to the OPM cyber security website, where you can verify your status, if desired. The good news is that this change does not affect a large number of people.

Specific information for employees affected by either or both OPM personal data breaches is here:

Pharmacy Network Changing — Walgreens pharmacy locations have joined the TRICARE beneficiaries network. CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores, left the network, Dec. 1. The new network has more than 57,000 locations nationwide and ensures TRICARE beneficiaries have timely access to retail pharmacies in their community. Visit

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)

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

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 433-8421 or 433-8425 for more details.

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