News Briefs

| May 22, 2018 | 1 Comment
News Briefs

News Briefs

February 2019

1 / Friday

205th MI CoR — The 205th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade will hold a change of responsibility ceremony on Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. Command Sgt. Maj. Rosemary T. Leath will transfer responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Brian M. Dettle. The ceremony will be held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter. RSVP NLT Jan. 28 to Sgt. 1st Class Aquariaus Boast at 438-4301.

205th MI Bn. will hold a change of responsibility ceremony on Feb. 1.

205th MI Bn. will hold a change of responsibility ceremony on Feb. 1.

Neighborhood Boards — Through Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, residents across O‘ahu may register to become a candidate in the 2019 Neighborhood Board Election. The Neighborhood Board System was established in 1973 by former Mayor Frank F. Fasi as a way to spur civic participation and engage with city government. Currently, there are 33 Neighborhood Boards across O‘ahu, which are comprised of 437 elected volunteer board members.

Any O‘ahu resident who is 18 years of age can become a candidate. The Neighborhood Board Election will be held online from April 26, 2019 through May 17, 2019. Text “GoNCO” to 95577 to receive mobile text alerts related to the 2019 Neighborhood Board Election. Please note that standard message and data rates may apply. For more information, call 768-3705 or visit

23 / Saturday

Court Interpreters — The Hawaii State Judiciary is seeking individuals who speak English and another language, as well as certified sign language interpreters to become court interpreters. Register today for one of the workshops. This is a mandatory requirement to become a Judiciary court interpreter.

The two-day workshops will be held on Oahu on Feb. 23-24 or March 23-24 at the Supreme Court Building in downtown Honolulu. The deadline to register is January 31. Registration forms are available on the Judiciary’s website and from the Office on Equality and Access to the Courts at 808-539-4860.

In collaboration with the State Office of Language Access, the workshop registration fee is offered at only $50 (valued at $150). In addition to successfully completing the workshop, persons seeking to become a court interpreter must pass a written English proficiency exam, court interpreter ethics exam, andcriminal background check.

Court interpreters are independent contractors and not Judiciary employees. They assist the courts in providing access to justice to court customers with limited English proficiency. Depending on their performance on written and oral exams, court interpreters are paid $25 to $55 per hour with a two-hour minimum.

For more information, contact the Office on Equality and Access to the Courts at 808-539-4860.


Scholarships — Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is among the few organizations in Hawaii offering aviation scholarships. According to the Scripps Howard News Service, Boeing Aircraft predicts the Asia/Pacific region will need in excess of 180,000 pilots during the next two decades.

For more information about these scholarship opportunities, visit or call 808-445-9137.  Hawaii residents may begin the application process online. Deadline for all application materials is February 15, 2019.

Interested donors for the scholarship program should contact Museum Director of Education & Visitor Experience Shauna Tonkin at 808- 441-1005 or

Recycling — The Army Recycle Center on Schofield Barracks is collecting recyclable items in just one bin – yes, in just one bin! Recycle all of your cardboard; newspapers; shredded, office and mixed papers; aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles and plastics. Call 656-5411 or 656-3085 for more details.

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

Suicide — No matter what you think, you are needed and wanted in this world! If you’ve been thinking about taking your life, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK or 800-273-8255. Someone does care!

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