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| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

(Note: Unless otherwise listed, area codes are 808.) 

10 / Friday

Schofield Barracks Tax Center

Schofield Barracks Tax Center

Tax Center — The Schofield Barracks Tax Center is now opens for authorized patrons. Hours of operation follow:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.
  • Thursday at 1-4 p.m.
  • Saturday at 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.

The Tax Center is located in Trailer 1, Grimes Street (across from Hamilton Field). Appointments are recommended; call 655-1040.

Walk-ins are permitted on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

IRS logo color

IRS logo color

IRS — Watch to see when you will get your Internal Revenue Service refund at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnC8tt1wdhI.

Black History Month — Our nation observes African-American history in February. Visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/DoD-News/808154485884259 and post your comments. See https://www.defense.gov/News/Special-Reports/0217_aahm?source=GovDelivery and learn about personnel and historical events.

14 / Tuesday

Cyber Warrant Officer Corps — Attend the Cyber Warrant Officer Briefing at various locations officers – no matter the service branch you’re in – to meet the Army’s needs to recruit high quality to join the Cyber Warrant Officer Corps.

  • Feb. 14, 9:30 a.m., Schofield Barracks Mission Training Complex, 2093 Trimble Road, Building 1500.
  • Feb. 14, 1 p.m., Room 160, Wong Building, Kunia Tunnel.
  • Feb. 15, 10 a.m., Post Theater, Fort Shafter.
  • Feb. 16, 1 p.m., Partnership Room, Rochefort Building, Saipan Drive, Wahiawa. Call Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Koscinch or Chris Pugh at (706) 791-5147 for more details.

16 / Thursday

The Defense Department observes National Black History Month in February by honoring the contributions of African-Americans who work to keep the country safe. (DoD photo)

The Defense Department observes National Black History Month in February by honoring the contributions of African-Americans who work to keep the country safe. (DoD photo)

Black History Month — The 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, and the 25th Division Artillery, both with 25th Infantry Division, will host the African American/Black History Month Observance from 12 noon till 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks. The guest speaker is Deloris Guttman who will speak on the theme “Success Always Leaves Footprints.”

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.

20 / Monday

Mass Warning Notification System (MWNS) — Do not be alarmed, but tests will be conducted periodically from Feb. 20 to 24, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., on U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s outside giant voice loudspeakers, on indoor building speakers, and on telephone and computer pop-up alert systems. These tests will ensure the MWNS is fully operational.

All Army installations in Hawaii — Schofield, Wheeler, Helemano, East Range, Fort Shafter, the Flats, Tripler, Aliamanu, DeRussy, and Pohakuloa — may hear “Exercise” announcements. Again, these are a test.

March

15 / Wednesday

Dave Roever shares his personal story of triumph over tragedy to Soldiers and families during USAG-HI's 2014 National Prayer Breakfast at the main post chapel.

Dave Roever (left) shares his personal story of triumph over tragedy with Soldiers and families during a previous Garrison National Prayer Breakfast at the main post chapel, Schofield Barracks.

Prayer Breakfast — U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will host this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, March 15, from 7:30-9 a.m., at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. Chaplain (retired colonel) Scott McChrystal will serve as the guest speaker. Soldiers, civilians, and their families are invited. Tickets will be distributed through unit ministry teams. A $5 donation is recommended at the door.

Ongoing

New Hours — The Fort Shafter Personal Property office has reduced services to Wednesdays only. Scheduled appointments will be provided from 7:30 to 11 a.m., only. Call 655-1868 for appointments.

Assistance is available for Defense Personal Property System (DPS) self-counseling from noon till 3:30 p.m.

Thrift Savings Plan

Thrift Savings Plan

TSP — Federal employees who participate in the Thrift Savings Plan and who will turn age 50 during the year are eligible to make TSP catch-up contributions, i.e., supplemental tax-deferred contributions, to the TSP beyond the maximum amount they can contribute through regular contributions. Visit www.tsp.gov/ for more details.

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.

Expired prescriptions can be turned in at a local pharmacy. (Courtesy photo)

Expired prescriptions can be turned in at a local pharmacy. (Courtesy photo)

Text Aloha — Are you feeling lonely? Angry? Just need to talk to someone?

  • Call 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255,or
  • Text “Aloha” to 741741, or
  • Visit crisistextline.org.

Someone is always available to help you!

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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