News Briefs

| May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
News Briefs

News Briefs

October

27 / Friday
Electronic device pedestrian safety bill — A new city ordinance that makes it illegal to look at a cellphone or other electronic device while crossing a street or highway on Oahu went into effect this Wednesday, Oct. 25. See related story on page A-3 of this issue of the Hawaii Army Weekly, or online at www.hawaiiarmyweekly.com.

28 / Saturday
National Take Back Initiative — Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe, anonymous disposal on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Main Exchange, Schofield Barracks. Containers will be located in front of the flower shop. Other locations are available; call 541-1930.

31 / Tuesday
Trick or Treat — U.S. Army Hawaii will celebrate Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30-8 p.m.

November

7 / Tuesday
Special Operations Recruiting — Attend briefings about Special Forces, Psy Ops and Civil Affairs on any date from Nov. 7-9, at 9:30-11 a.m. or 2:30-4 p.m., at Yano Hall Library, 2nd Floor, Room #221, Schofield Barracks. Visit goarmysof.com.

Facebook Town Hall — U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Commander Col. Stephen Dawson and members of the USAG-HI leadership invite the community to share issues, concerns and offer attaboys online, 6-7:30 p.m., for this live town hall format event. Visit https://www.facebook.com/usaghawaii/ and become a voice in your community.

Ongoing

Academies — Sen. Mazie K. Hirono is accepting applications from Hawaii students who seek a military service academy nomination from her office. Each year, the senator nominates Hawaii students to the Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the Naval Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy.

Qualified students seeking a Congressional nomination from the senator must apply by the Nov. 1, 2017 deadline.

To be considered for a nomination, candidates should have a strong academic background, participation in school and community activities, a high standard of physical fitness and a desire to serve as a commissioned officer in the U.S. uniformed services or the U.S. Merchant Marine.
Nomination does not guarantee admission. For more details, visit https://www.hirono.senate.gov/help/students/academy.

Vehicle Registration — Registering a vehicle? Note, the City and County of Honolulu has made changes to forms that allow service members to register their vehicles in Hawaii tax free. The changes were made due to significant issues with abandoned vehicles. They allow the city and county to determine the owner’s active duty and/or deployment status.

Make sure you are turning in the correct non-residency form, which went into effect Aug. 1, when you register. Unit S-1s can pick up the new forms at the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Forms Center. Call 656-0334 for questions about form pickup.

Military OneSource — This funded Department of Defense program supports service members and their families, including active duty, National Guard and Reserve members. It’s your one-stop shop for all things military life related, including information and referral services, non-medical counseling, online resources, educational materials, webinars, newsletters and outreach teams, 24/7, 365 days a year, at no cost to eligible service or family members.

Hawaii’s consultant is Heather Hutchinson at (808) 286-9277 or heather.hutchinson@militaryonesource.com. Visit www.militaryonesource.mil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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