News Briefs

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April

18 / Wednesday

PAO Survey — All Soldiers, spouses, civilians and contractors are encouraged to take the Public Affairs survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USAGHI-PAO. This quick survey seeks information about your communication habits and will only take 5-7 minutes to complete.

Honolulu Hale is lighted in teal for observance of Sexual Assault and Harassment Month. (Courtesy photo)

Honolulu Hale is lighted in teal for observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (Courtesy photo)

Proclamation — Mayor Kirk Caldwell has ordered that Honolulu Hale be illuminated in the color teal through April 21, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Teal is the official color for sexual assault awareness and prevention.

“The lighting of Honolulu Hale is a gesture that we hope will bring even more awareness to the prevention of sexual assault and abuse in our community,” said Mayor Caldwell. “It’s time that we all work together to put an end to sexual assault once and for all.”

In addition to the lighting of Honolulu Hale, Mayor Caldwell will participate in a Sexual Assault Awareness Month proclamation ceremony on Wednesday, April 18, at 1 p.m. inside of Council Chambers.

23 / Monday

Prescribed Burn — Army officials are taking action to prevent brushfires and their potential threat to more than 30 endangered plants and animals by conducting a prescribed burn of the Schofield Barracks training range complex, beginning today.

The Army’s specialized Wildland Fire Division is scheduled to begin the prescribed burn, April 23, provided environmental conditions such as wind, temperature and fuel moisture are within the regulatory parameters. It will be completed in approximately three to seven days, according to Chief Chuck Gibbs, Fire Division chief, Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. For questions, community members can call the Army’s Public Affairs office at 656-3159 or 656-3160.

News Briefs

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25 / Wednesday

CIE — Service members, spouses and civilians are invited to the Community Information Exchange, Wednesday, April 25, 9 a.m., at the Schofield Nehelani, to hear about what’s happening in Garrison programs and services the next 90 days. Also, subject matter experts will answer any questions you have. The CIE is broadcast live on Facebook.

Ongoing

Cellphones — A new city ordinance makes it illegal to look at a cellphone or other electronic device while crossing a street or highway on Oahu. Read about this new law at www.hawaiiarmyweekly.com/2017/10/26/cellphone-safety-bill-now-in-effect/.

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 433-8421 or 433-8425 for more details.

Casualty Assistance Center — The center has relocated to Soldier and Family Assistance Center, 371 Brannon Road, Bldg. 663, on Schofield Barracks to better serve the community. For more details, call 655-1199.

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