News Briefs

| May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
News Briefs

News Briefs

23 / Friday

Ideas — Have you ever had an idea that you kept to yourself because you thought no one would listen? Well, now someone is listening. If you’ve seen an issue and have a solution, or just have a great idea that could improve the Army, go to the Army Ideas for Innovation website on MilSuite at and share it.

The AI2 team will push your ideas (relevant/informative) to the people who can turn them into reality. As of today, there are more than 120 ideas are under review. Also, every idea is open for public comment, so you can read the ideas of others and leave your own feedback. 

26 / Monday

Blood Drive — Camp Smith will hold a blood drive in Pollock Theater, Monday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There’s a special need for O negative, O positive, A negative and A positive blood.

Armed Services Blood Program

Armed Services Blood Program

All donations made will directly support Tripler Army Medical Center, deployed service members, military missions and their families.

A few basic requirements must be met:

  • Have not donated blood previously within the last eight weeks.
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds.
  • Have been feeling well for at least three days prior to donating.
  • Be well hydrated and have eaten something prior to donating.
  • Have picture ID and know when/where you have traveled.
  • Be able to list the types of medications currently being taken.

For more details, contact Michelle Lele-Himalaya at the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) at Tripler. Call 433-6699. 

27 / Tuesday

599th Trans. CoC — Col. James Smith will relinquish command to Col. Michael Knapp and Command Sgt. Maj. William Funcheon will turn over responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Rufus Lewis during a combined 599th Transportation Brigade change of command and responsibility ceremony on the fantail deck of the Battleship Missouri Memorial at 10 a.m. on June 27.


Uniform Updates — Two new updates have been released to the Army uniform regulation. First, Soldiers with multiple identification badges will be able to wear one on each side of their combat uniform. Placement of badges is in the order of precedence with the lower one on the opposite side of the uniform.

Second, female Soldiers are allowed the option of wearing skirts or slacks with their dress uniform for social functions. For more details, go to

Every three to five years, military personnel usually have to make a PCS move. Transportation personnel with the Logistics Readiness Center take care of them. (Courtesy photo)

Every three to five years, military personnel usually have to make a PCS move. Transportation personnel with the Logistics Readiness Center take care of them. (Courtesy photo)

Moving Season — Military and family members are reminded to pre-plan their permanent change of station, or PCS shipments. Hawaii is a geographically isolated area, so during the peak moving season, mover capacity is filled up to 30 days out.

The soonest pack-out dates that the island can currently accommodate are June 9th. That will continue to slip right as the days proceed.

Personnel are strongly urged to consolidate unaccompanied baggage, to include retained issue OCIE, into their household goods.

For more details, call Installation Transportation at 656-4963.

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Category: Calendar, Change of command, Leadership, Observances

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