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205th MI BN Volume 1, Issue 27
Save the Date!
Week ending 23 October 2009
Inside this issue: Save the Date Important Info Costume Fun Run News/Comm. Briefs FMWR Info
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Cold Information Misc. Info Happy Halloween
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Halloween Safety Teen Dance Pearl Harbor Event Hickam Events
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Library Events HMR Harvest Fest Haunted House Trunk ‘O Treat 500th HHD Event
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Unit Events Thriller Lane Party
Halloween Events Hallobaloo Fest Bishop Museum November Events
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Special points of interest: * Halloween Events
Attachments: ∗ USAG-HI Bulletin
Welcome Home Con‐ cert Featuring Coun‐ try Music Superstar Lee Ann Womack! Join us to celebrate the joyous return of Soldiers from the 25th Div HQ, 3 IBCT, 84th EN and the 8th MPs who have re‐ turned back to Ha‐ waii! The fun kicks off Thursday, November 19, at 4 pm on Sills Field at Schofield Barracks. Enjoy lots of food, fun and entertainment. The concert is free for every‐ one, but free food will also be provided to those with the recently re‐deployed units listed above. Please bring your own low back chairs or blankets. Pets, glass, and grills will not be allowed at this event. Please call 655‐0112/3 for more information.
The contents of this binder are strictly for informational purposes and does not imply endorsement of any private or commercial organization by the 205th MI BN, 500th MI BDE, INSCOM or the Department of the Army.
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Army Family Action Plan: Calling all Teens
Army Community interested in par‐ delegates work out Services would like these issues at the ticipating in the to hear from you. conference please conference. On January 26th‐ contact Army The conference will include other par‐ 28th Community Services ties and delegate they are having at 655‐4227. They groups. But this their annual Army would love to get teen year ACS is hoping Family Action Plan participation from to have a group of conference. They are looking for any teens work on their across the Army for the own issues and hav‐ teen issues or con‐ conference. Appli‐ ing cerns around post cation and Issue then having a group their teen voices sheets are both due of teen heard. If you are
Macomb Gate and Macomb Road will be closed, Nov. 3 – 5 from 0800 to 1500 for the installation of holiday decorations and roadway repair work. Drivers are encouraged to use McNair or Foote gates instead. At the Flagler Road and Waianae Avenue intersection, two-lane traffic on Flagler will merge into one lane. Two-lane traffic on Waianae Avenue will also be merged into one lane.
Re-Deployment Family Strong Topics covered will be a combination of the below based on group needs….. Super Partner – Preparing to be a Couple Again: An interactive group focusing on normal challenges couples experience with reintegration, navigating relationship changes, and reestablishment of a healthy relationship.
Super Parent – Preparing for Soldier Return: Issues regarding stress reactions, normal post-combat adjustments, and re-establishing roles associated with reintegration will be discussed. Please RSVP by noon the Friday prior to session to firstname.lastname@example.org 26 Oct 0900-1100 Porter Community Center
26 Oct 1800-2000 ACS Classroom 2 2 Nov 0900-1100 Porter Community Center 2 Nov 1800-2000 ACS Classroom 2 Child Care is available for evening sessions at Petersen CDC call 655-8628 to sign up leave a message if no answer
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News and Community Briefs
October Hawaii International Film Festival — The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is scheduled, Oct. 15-25, at the Dole Cannery Regal 18 Theaters (735 Iwilei Rd.) HIFF is the largest “East Meets West" festival in the U.S., screening hundreds of films every year from countries across the globe. For tickets and a film schedule, visit www.hiff.org. Reintegration Readiness Classes — Be prepared and know what to expect before your Soldier returns. A series of reunion training workshops are being hosted by the 45th Sustainment Brigade, Army Community Service, and Military Family Life Consultants. •Return and Reunion Workshop for Spouses, Oct. 19, 6 p.m. Call Shannon at 544-0436. •Making Marriage Work after Deployments, Oct. 28, 6 p.m. Child care is available. Call Gery at 655-0626. For classes offering child care, space is limited and children must be registered
with Child, Youth and School Services to use this service. To reserve child care, call 6558628. Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium Membership — Now through Nov. 30, marine life enthusiasts can bring in UPCs from any Kraft Foods product, along with a membership application, and save $5 off a family-level membership (with 3 UPCs), or $10 off a familyplus memberships (with five UPCs). Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium members enjoy unlimited admission for one year, invitations to exclusive events, discounts, advance notice on classes and educational programs, among other benefits. Visit www.waquarium.org or call the Waikiki Aquarium Membership Office at 440-9015.
Ongoing Religious Services — A full list of all services, chil-
dren’s programs and educational classes offered by the garrison’s Religious Support Office offers can be found online at www.garrison. hawaii.army.mil. From the home page, click on “Religious Support,” which is under the “Directorates & Support Staff” menu. For more information, call 655-6644 (North communities) or 833-6831 (South communities). BSC Facebook Page — Stay current on all upcoming Blue Star Card (BSC) events and activities at the BSC Facebook page. RSVP online to attend events, see photos and tag your friends with special BSC stickers. Find BSC at www.facebook.com; search “Blue Star Card.” Confidential Counseling — Military and Family Life Consultants (MFLC) are available to assist Soldiers and family members by providing short-term, situational, problem-solving counseling services, which are private and can be ar-
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News and Community Briefs Continued ranged by calling 222-7088. If your issue is financialbased, call an MFLC personal financial counselor at 265-8136. AFAP 2010 — All Aboard! “Ride the Train of Change" at Army Family Action Plan 2010. Get on-board today with your quality of life issues by submitting AFAP issues for the 2010 Installation Conference today. 2010 AFAP conference dates are Jan. 26-28, 2010, at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. Issues can be submitted online at www.mwrarmyhawaii.com or via fax, 655-1654, at the Schofield Barracks Army Community Service (ACS), and at the Tripler Army Medical Center ACS Satellite Center. Contact Michael Briglin, AFAP manager, at 655-1696 or e-mail email@example.com
Clinic offers extended care hours: •Mon-Thur, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. •Fri, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. and, Sick call, Mon-Fri, 7-8 a.m. The TAMC Pediatrics Clinic hours are: •Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. •Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., by appointment only. To schedule or cancel an appointment at either TAMC or the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, call the appointment line at 433-2778, and select option 1. Operating hours are Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Patients can also schedule primary care appointments at www.tricareonline.mil.
Commanders Referral Program — Commanders and First Sergeants can approve up to $1,000 of Basic Living Expenses for Army Emergency Relief. AER offers an essential training course that commanders and first sergeants must comTAMC Adult and Pediatplete to utilize this program. ric Clinic Hours — The Classes are from 9 - 9:30 Tripler Army Medical Center a.m., the fourth Wednesday (TAMC) Adult Medicine of the month at Army Com-
munity Service (ACS), Building 2091, Schofield Barracks. Call 655-4ACS (655-4227) to register or contact Jackie Torres, Army Emergency Relief officer, at 655-7132, email, Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org Kolekole Pass Hours of Operation — Kolekole Pass, the road that connects Schofield Barracks to the Waianae coast through Naval Magazine-Lualualei, is open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Traffic is permitted to drive from Waianae to Schofield, 7-11:45 a.m., and traffic is permitted to drive from Schofield to Waianae noon-5:30 p.m. The pass is closed weekends and holidays, and operation times are subject to change due to training or inclement weather. Motorists are urged to call 668-3007 before attempting to access the pass. DPW Assistance Online — The Directorate of Public Works (DPW) has an online customer service/assistance handbook to provide guidance for all those requiring DPW services at https://dp whawaii.army.mil/general/ customerhandbook.aspx. For
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News and Community Briefs Continued more information, contact Camille Howe, DPW program analyst, at 656-5281. CFC 2009 — The 2009 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) runs now through Nov. 9. The CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, which raises millions of dollars to support nonprofit organizations throughout the world. Visit www.cfc-hawaii.org, or contact your unit representative to learn more. Civilian Fitness Program — Department of Army (DA) civilians are invited to participate in a six-month program allowing time during regular work hours to exercise. DA civilians are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to improve their health, fitness and quality of life. To participate at the Health and Fitness Center, Schofield Barracks, or the Fort Shafter Fitness Center, call 655-4804. A pre- and postfitness assessment is required.
Operation Purple Family Retreats — Applications are being accepted now for Operation Purple family retreats, Dec. 18-21, at Camp Erdman. The free four-day getaway gives families time to renew relationships and reconnect after deployment. The retreats are open to service members and their families who have experienced deployment within the last 15 months and who have been home at least three months prior to the retreat. Families will receive a stipend to cover travel costs. The retreats are provided free through the Sierra Club and the Sierra Club Foundation. Families can apply at www.militaryfamily.org/retre ats. Father/Daughter Ball — Tickets are on sale now for the annual Armed Services YMCA Father/Daughter Ball, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m., at the Nehelani, Schofield Barracks. Tickets cost $40 per father/daughter pair and include dinner. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available only
through the ASYMCA. Call 624-5645. Club Beyond — Middle school and high school youth in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in the Club Beyond youth ministry group. The group meets Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Main Post Chapel, Schofield Barracks, and Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Aliamanu Military Reservation community center. Free dinners are available 30 minutes prior to the meeting. Contact youth minister Kevin Schmidt at 372-1567, or e-mail email@example.com.
Confidential Counseling — Military and Family Life Consultants (MFLC) are available to assist Soldiers and family members by providing short-term, situational, problem-solving counseling services, which are private and can be arranged by calling 222-7088. If your issue is financialbased, call an MFLC personal financial counselor at 265-8136.
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patch. This program will repeat at the Sgt. Yano Library, Scary BOSS Haunted Schofield Barracks, Oct. 28, 3 House - Prepare to get scared p.m., and at the Aliamanu in the BOSS Haunted House Military Reservation (AMR) on Oct. 23 and 24 and Oct. 29Library, Oct. 29, 3 p.m. Call 31, 6-9 p.m. each day, in 438-9521 (Fort Shafter), 655building 2082 on Schofield 8002 (Schofield Barracks) or Barracks. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Call 655- 833-4851 (AMR). 1130.
best shots possible with your digital camera. Cost is $50 per person. Call 6554202.
Excel, Develop, Grow, Experience Program — The Costume Party — All prinChildren's Haunted House cesses, zombies, fairies, ghosts EDGE! program offers out-ofschool opportunities for chil— The SGT Yano Library and other fabulous creatures dren and youth to Experience, Haunted House will be open are invited to a Costume this year Oct. 26 through Oct. Party at SGT Yano Library on Develop, Grow and Excel (EDGE!) by participating in 29. It is free and open to all Oct. 28, 3-4 p.m. Bring your cutting-edge art, fitness, life ages, especially children. cameras for photo opportuniskills and adventure activities. Come enjoy a spooky good ties in the Pumpkin Patch. For more information on the time in the Haunted House, 6- Call 655-8002. monthly programs, contact the 7 p.m. on all days! Call 6558002. EDGE! coordinator at BSC Fall Photos — Blue firstname.lastname@example.org Star Card (BSC) holders are Halloween Mini Carnival – invited to bring their children or 656-0095. Enjoy some family-friendly to a costume party, Oct. 28, 3 fun in the Mini Halloween Wishing Tree — When a p.m., at Sgt. Yano Library, Carnival on Oct. 30, 3-5 p.m. Schofield Barracks. BSC hold- loved one is deployed, those at the Helemano Military Resleft behind are full of wishes: ers can stop by for a special ervation (HMR) Community that he'll be safe, that she'll be fall photo frame between 3-4 Center. Food, games and fun home soon, that the children p.m. Register for your photo for kids of all ages! Call 275will adjust to the separation. frame by e-mail by Oct. 23 at 3780. The staff at the Sgt. Yano email@example.com Library has created a “wishing Costume Contest — Chilor call 656-3327. tree” as a place to collect dren are invited to come dressed in costume to the Fort Digital Photography Work- wishes, hopes and prayers from friends and family of deShafter Library, Oct. 27, 3 shop — Learn the basics of p.m. Prizes will be awarded digital photography and photo ployed Soldiers. Everyone is welcome to for the best costumes for ages editing, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-noon, make a wish on a paper leaf or 5 and under, and 6 and up. at the Schofield Barracks Arts heart, which will be displayed Bring cameras for photo opand Crafts Center. on the tree. Call 655-8002. portunities in the pumpkin Learn how to capture the
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Know the Difference between Colds, Flu, and Swine Flu Symptoms Fevers Fever is rare with a cold. Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100째F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the flu. Coughing A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold. A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough). Aches Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold. Severe aches and pains are common with the flu. Stuffy Nose Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week. Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the flu. Chills Chills are uncommon with a cold. 60% of people who have the flu experience chills. Tiredness Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold. Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu. Sneezing Sneezing is commonly present with a cold. Sneezing is not common with the flu. Sudden Symptoms Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days. The flu has a rapid onset within 36 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains. Headache A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold. A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu cases. Sore Throat Sore throat is commonly present with a cold. Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu. Chest Discomfort Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold. Chest discomfort is often severe
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Know the Difference Continued with the flu. H1N1 The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible not coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is. While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu): 1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications). 2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap). 3. *Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method. 4. Similar to 3 above, *clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. *Not everybody may be good at using a Neti pot, but *blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton swabs dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.* 5. *Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C. *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption. 6. *Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm. KEEP THIS--SAVE, PRINT, STORE
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U.S. Army Garrison - Hawaii is interested in hearing from you regarding Furlough Fridays Go to http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/sites/local/ and click on the Furlough Friday link on the left hand side of the page. It will link you to a page were the survey is located. U.S. Army Garrison ‐ Hawaii wants you to complete the survey in order for them to know how to assist the Army families affected by the Hawaii Department of Education Friday Furlough schedule and are requesting your participation in the planning process to determine demand for Army student ser‐ vices during furlough periods. Your input is vital to planning and developing programs for Army student educational enrichment opportunities during this un‐ foreseen break in the school year. The survey will be available through Oct. 28. Some of the proposed program opportunities include activities in the follow‐ ing categories: Education, Recreation, Career Development, Religious Studies and Life Skills. Children and youth must be registered with Child, Youth and School Services (CYS2) to enroll in any Furlough Friday activities.
Upcoming Event @ Pearl Harbor Super Garage Sale and Craft Fair: On Saturday, Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to noon, buy or sell your goods at Richardson Field. All military‐affiliated vendors can ap‐ ply for a 10‐foot by 10‐foot space for a small fee by visiting the Navy Informa‐ tion, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office or by going online at www.greatlifehawaii.com. Space is limited, so register today! Admission for buyers is free and open to the general public. For more information, call 473‐ 0606.
Fort Shafter Thrift Shop Update The Fort Shafter Thrift Shop will closed on 24, 26, and 27 November in observance of Thanksgiving holiday. Any questions you may call 842‐1074.
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DES Straight Talk - Little monsters can have Halloween Volume 1, Issue 18 Page 14 fun safely By Chris Graves Deputy Director, Directorate of Emergency Services
With trick-or-treating and other Halloween celebrations just around the corner, the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) advises parents, children and drivers to exercise caution, Oct. 31. On U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii installations, trick-or-treating is Oct. 31, from 5:30-9 p.m. The police department will be handing out reflective necklaces and other items that will add to the preventative safety measures that parents can take for their children when trick-or-treating. In addition to common sense precautions, parents should walk with their children on the far left side of the road, when sidewalks aren’t available. Always walk facing the oncoming traffic, so drivers can see you and you can see them. Law enforcement officers will be patrolling the area, but their mission is to assist, not to interfere, with the festivities. Drivers should be on the lookout for trick-or-treaters who may be walking in the roads, and motorists should drive at slower speeds, especially in areas with low visibility, in case trick-or-treaters might not see them coming. DES advises parents to examine any food before giving it to their children, and to be aware of any foods that might not be safe for them to eat. For homeowners •Clear your yard of anything a child can trip over, such as garden hoses and ladders. •Have an outside light turned on near your front door and walkway. •Keep any paper and cloth decorations away from jack o’lantern candles or use battery/electricpowered decorations. •Keep any pets securely away from the door, so they don’t run out, bite a child, or get scared themselves. •For a change of pace, give non-food treats, such as stickers, pens, coins or temporary tattoos. For kids and parents •Parents should put reflective tape on costumes or add bright colors to increase visibility. Parents should also make sure the costume does not drag on the ground. •Make-up, rather than masks, should be worn to help ensure that children have a clear, unobstructed view of their surroundings. •Wear only flame-resistant costumes. •Do not carry anything that looks like a real knife, sword or gun. •Children should stay on the sidewalk. •Children and parents should carry a flashlight to see and be seen. •Trick-or-treaters should always be accompanied by an adult or travel in a group. •Parents may want to limit kids to local events run by police stations, firehouses, churches, senior citizen centers or local businesses, or organize their own event. •Children should never eat unwrapped candy and should always have their parents see the treats before eating. •Do not approach a dog you do not know. •Children should eat a meal before heading out. •Children should wear a watch and let you know where they will be.
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Halloween Happenings Around the Island
Pearl Harbor Fun Halloween Happenings, Oct. 24 at Bloch Arena: Pearl Harbor! The fun begins at 5 p.m. Come for games, activities, cotton candy, popcorn, crafts, music and more! Oct. 24 is also "Make a Difference Day," so bring books and magazines to donate to deployed forces. Children can also participate in a book and magazine exchange. At 7 p.m., get ready for adventure with a special viewing of the popular Disney film, "Race to Witch Mountain" (rated PG). Kick-off Halloween at this exciting event designed for the entire family-costumes are welcome! Halloween Happenings is open to all military-affiliated patrons and their sponsored guests. For more information, visit www.greatlifehawaii.com or call 478-2315
51st Annual Hickam Carnival October 30 - November 1 Friday 5-11:30 p.m. Saturday 12 - 11:30 p.m. Sunday 12-10 p.m. FREE admission! Located in the Burger King parking lot on Hickam. There will be live entertainment, food booths, beer garden, prizes and much more. Open to all military and DoD card holders and their guests.
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More Halloween Happenings Shock House Shock House is said to be the scariest haunted house on Hawaii. It has 10 horror filled rooms including a vertigo asylum, a "Saw" room, and a clown room. No matter what your fears are, you're sure to find them here. Tickets are $7.50 and Shock House will run Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st at the Neil Blaisdell center.
Haunted Lagoon Canoe Ride The Polynesian Cultural Center is hosting a twilight canoe ride through the center for those who want to shake up their Halloween a bit. There will be two versions of the canoe ride; a child friendly one and a more frightening one for those who can handle it. The canoe ride will run from October 24th to October 31st from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 for adults 16 and older, and $5.00 for children ages 5-15 years. Annual Passes are available. Call 808-293-3333 fro more information.
"Orbs of Oahu" Graveyard Shift Tour Come join this four hour tour on Halloween night from 11:15p.m. to 4a.m. in the morning. Be prepared to be taken to some of the most haunted spots on the island, including Morgan's Corner. This is an adults only tour and is limited to 34 people. It picks up in Waikiki and is $66.00. A t-shirt is included in the price. Visit http://www.oahughosttours.com/ for more information.
Spookapalooza Train Ride
This spooky train ride takes place on October 31st and November 1st, as it goes through old Ewa. There will be stories and a snack bar. Ride times are 7:00p.m., 7:45p.m., 8:30p.m., and 9:15p.m. and it costs $5:00 per person to get on board. Call 808-681-5461 for tickets.
Ghost Ship Cruise
Get ready for three hours of true horror stories as you set sail in the dark. Jeff Gere will be hosting and non alcoholic drinks and appetizers will be included in the $99.00 cost. This will be a one time event and the ship sails at 5:30 p.m. on October 31st. Call 808-306-7273 for more information.
Festivals Hallowbaloo Street Festival
Halloween Costume Contest Come all Dressed up! Tuesday, October 27 to Fort Shafter Library Thursday October 29 to AMR Library.
Halloween Costume Parade Sgt Yano Library Wednesday, October 28 3:00-4:00 pm Costume parade starts at 3:45 pm Mad Scientist's Haunted House! October 26- 29, 6:00-7:00 pm Boss Haunted House Schofield, Bldg 2082 Ages 3 and up October 22-24 and 29-31 6:00-9:00 pm $4 adult & $2 child
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Other 2009 Oahu Halloween Events Halloween Pumpkin Patch at Aloun Farms (October 17 - 31, 2009) The 9th Annual Aloun Farms Halloween Pumpkin Patch will be open to the general public the two weekends before Halloween, and on Halloween Day, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (October 17, 18, 24, 25, and 31). The pumpkin patch will feature a farmer's market, picking your own sweet corn, a giant maze field, hay rides, pony rides, games for kids, and a chance to pick and purchase your own fresh pumpkin. Located at Aloun Farms, 91-1440 Farrington Highway in Kapolei, West Oahu. For more information call 808-6779516. Victorian Horrors at the Mission Houses Museum (October 24, 2009) The 2009 pre-Halloween "Victorian Horrors at the Mission Houses Museum" Victorian horror storytelling evening will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Costumed storytellers dressed up as Victorian horror tale authors Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen, Mary Shelly, and Mark Twain share their scariest stories by lantern light. $20 for museum members, $25 for non-members. Reservations must be made by calling 808-447-3929 before October 17, 2009. For general information about the Mission Houses Museum and its exhibits and events call 808-447-3910. "Silent Scream" at the Hawaii Theatre (October 31, 2009) On the Halloween night, October 31, 2009, there will be a showing of the silent film "Phantom of the Opera" at 7:00 p.m. The film will be accompanied by live organ music performed by John McCreery on the Hawaii Theatre's organ. This popular Halloween even is becoming an annual tradition in Honolulu. CFA Halloween Cat Show (October 31, 2009) The 2009 CFA Halloween Cat Show will take place on October 31, 2009, at the McCoy Pavilion in Ala Moana Beach Park, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will feature an all day cat show with winners selected by international judges and a "cats in costume" Halloween costume contest from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. Admission will be $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for seniors and children. The event will be presented by the Aloha Cat Fancier Club and the Hula Cat Club. For more information call 808-261-4354. Howl-O-Ween Canine Costume Contest (October 31, 2009) This annual Halloween doggie costume contest at the Koko Marina Shopping Center in Hawaii Kai will take place on October 31, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event is presented by the Bark Avenue Pet Store and Hawaii Pet Magazine. To confirm the event time and place, or get more information, call 808394-2343. Ala Moana Center Trick or Treating for Kids (October 31, 2009) Children of Oahu visitors and residents are invited to dress in costume and go trick-or-treating from store to store at Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Halloween night, October 31, 2009. for more information call Ala Moana Center at 808-955-9517. Halloween Events for Kids at Other Oahu Shopping Centers (October 31, 2009) Many of Oahu's indoor malls and out shopping centers will have special events for children on Halloween and sometimes during the week before Halloween, including costume contests, trick or treating, and Halloween arts and crafts. Call each shopping center, or visit the events page on their Web sites, for more information.
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Bishop Museum Association’s 22nd Annual Treat Street Saturday, October 31, 2009 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Don your dinosaur costumes and bring the keiki to trick-or-treat along a make-believe neighborhood street filled with colorful facades, right alongside our moving, roaring T. Rex and Triceratops! This year, our theme will be “Dinosaurs After Dark” in conjunction with our new Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibition (September 26, 2009 - January 4, 2010). Along with trick-or-treating, we will offer a dinosaur-themed costume contest, candy excavation pit, dinosaur tattoo station, and an array of other dinosaur themed crafts and activities as part of our Halloween festivities. Donations Each year, this important Halloween tradition attracts over 8,000 children and families and provides a safe and fun place to trick-or-treat. In order to keep this event free of charge, Bishop Museum depends on support from local businesses and neighbors like you. Please help perpetuate this historic community event and help us create a safe and happy Halloween for our beloved keiki by making a donation in support of Treat Street. Your contributions are truly appreciated and may take the following forms: Candy/Snacks/Trinkets. We will need individually wrapped candy, cookies, pencils, stickers, toys and assorted goodies to distribute to trick-or-treaters. Our goal is 200,000 pieces! Cash. Cash donations will help fund candy for trick-or-treaters as well as games and activities. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $500. •
If you have questions or wish to donate, contact Courtney Chow, Director of Membership & Individual Giving at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 848-4187. You may also download the Treat Street donation form and mail it in.
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Outdoor Recreation November Schedule 1st November ‐ ADventure Hiking I – A half day of casual hiking to various locations around the island. Challenge yourself against nature with others. (ODR) 0700‐1300. Only $10. 2nd November – Open Water Diver Certification – Receive an exciting one‐week long course that will award you a LIFETIME certification as a PADI Open Water SCUBA Diver. Courses run Monday thru Sunday (OC). $229.99. Reservations must be made in advance so sign up NOW! 7th November – Mountain Bike ADventure III– Challenge yourself while biking through the Waianae mountain range. This is an Advanced pace with a view. (ODR) 0700‐1200. $20.00 if you use your own bike and $25.00 if you use one of ours. 8th November – OC1 Paddling/Stand‐up Paddleboard Lessons – Here is an opportunity to learn the “Hawaiian way” on the water. Both classes included for one low price of $64 each. (ODR) 0700‐1200. 9th November – Open Water Diver Certification – Receive an exciting one‐week long course that will award you a LIFETIME certification as a PADI Open Water SCUBA Diver. Courses run Monday thru Sunday (OC). $229.99. Reservations must be made in advance so sign up NOW! 14th November ‐ Adventure Kayak Fishing – Half day of adventurous kayak fishing out of Kaneohe Bay. Come join us and others on an EXPERT Level group activity. (ODR) 0630‐1400. Only $49 each. 19th November – Evening Surf Patrol (For advanced Surfers) ‐ This is for our advanced surf‐ ers who are ready to take on a bigger challenge. Board rental separate. (ODR) 1630‐Dusk. $19 each. 21st November – ADventure Snorkeling II – For pleasure and physical fitness, snorkeling pro‐ vides excellent exercise and delivers a great deal of enjoyment. We will be Snorkeling for Octopus. Bring your own snorkel gear. Destination will be Kaneohe Bay sand bar. (ODR) 0700‐ 1400. $42 22nd November ‐ Stand up Paddleboard Lessons – Learn to paddleboard. It gives you a taste of surf culture without the surf. It’s the latest craze. This is where it begins. From here you can race, cruise, fish and even do other fitness activities as done in Florida (ODR) 0700‐ 1200. $54.00 each. *All dates/times are tentative and subject to change. *All ADventures will depart from/return to the Outdoor Recreation Center, Bldg. #556 with the exception of Summer Ocean Splash (PARC)or otherwise noted. *Registrations & Payment required in advance of program departure. *Pictures are taken on all adventures and copies can be sent to you via e‐mail if requested If you have any questions, please, feel free to ask. *NOTE: Thanks to requests from our valuable customers, Outdoor Recreation is now able to take Equipment Checkout Center reservations/ Program registrations via phone with a credit card payment. Available to all FMWR eligible guests already registered in RecTrac database. Please call the Outdoor Rec. Center, 655‐0143, for more information. *Min. 50% deposit required for all Equipment Center Check‐out reservations, 100% payment due for Program registrations.
Volume 1, Issue 18
Financial Readiness Your Money Matters
4, 11, and 25 November
0900 â€“ 1030
Discuss opening and maintaining a checking ac-
Learn basic tools for financial success, develop a spending plan, reduce expenses and make your paycheck work for you.
TSP and Retirement
11 November 0900-1030
Learn how to use your credit wisely and how to improve your credit score.
Learn how retirement plans like TSP work in terms of amount allowable and the different types of investment opportunities available
First Term Financial Training 9 and 23 November 0830â€”1600 Learn basic financial skills, develop self reliance and personal responsibility, encourage financial planning, improve money management skills, and enhance personal financial literacy. This is a mandatory 8 hour program of instruction. Certificate will be awarded to each participant who completes the 8 hours of instruction
ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE FINANCIAL READINESS PROGRAM BLDG 2091 SCHOFIELD BARRACKS
BULLETIN ISSUE 09 – 43
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EXPIRES 11 APR 10
SECTION I. OFFICIAL OFFICIAL ITEMS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH AR 25-30 1. EMERGENCY/HOTLINE/DUTY OFFICER’S NUMBERS ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EMERGENCY NUMBERS HOTLINE NUMBERS AMBULANCE 911 AMNESTY BOX HOTLINE 656-1297 FIRE (OAHU) 911 ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE 655-4227 MILITARY POLICE 911 ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF HOTLINE 655-4227 HEALTH CLINIC/ACUTE CARE (SB) 433-8850 ARMY COUNTERINTELLIGENCE OFFICE, HI 954-5567 HEALTH CLINIC (TAMC/FS) 433-6629 SPY HOTLINE (CONUS) 1-800-CALL-SPY AMERICAN RED CROSS (SB) 655-4927 CHAPLAIN (SB) 655-9355 (FS) 433-6631 (AMR) 836-4599 NON-DUTY HOURS 1-877-272-7337 NON-DUTY HRS (ON CALL CHAP.) 655-3272 ARMY AVIATION ACCIDENT 656-1282 USAG-HI /EEO AND POSH INFO. LINE 655-9382 CRIME STOP (SB) 655-7114 USARPAC IG HOTLINE 438-1820 CRIME STOP (FS) 438-7116 EOD INCIDENT RESPONSE LINE 655-7112 CID 655-0401 MILITARY POLICE (WAAF) 656-7114 CID DUTY AGENT (CALL MPs) 655-7114 USARPAC VOTING ASSIST. ACTION LINE 438-8678 DPW EMERGENCY/TROUBLE DESK (24hr) 656-1275 DPW HAZARDOUS SPILL HOTLINE 656-1111 USARPAC EAC 424-3000 EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CTR. RECORDER 438-9301/9302 EMER. LEAVE SEC. (SB/FS) 655-1804/4633 NON-APPROPRIATED FUND JOB HOTLINE 438-3977 TH 655-0847 25TH ID EO 655-0053 25 ID IG NON-DUTY HOURS 655-4034/8639 DOD CHILD ABUSE/SAFETY VIOLATION HOTLINE 1-800-336-4592 POISON CONTROL 1-800-222-1222 ARMY RECRUITING INFORMATION 541-1615 TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER ER 433-6629 INSTALLATION OPS CENTER (WAAF) 656-3272 VICTIM ADVOCACY PROGRAM 624-SAFE (7233) SOLDIER/FAMILY ASSISTANCE CEN. (24HRS) 655-6600 ARMY HAWAII FAMILY HOUSING, NORTH SUICIDE AND CRISIS HOTLINE (24 HOURS) 832-3100 (SB, HMR, WAAF) 457-4075 INTERNAL REVIEW HOTLINE 655-8121 ARMY HAWAII FAMILY HOUSING, SOUTH (AMR, TAMC, FS) 457-4050 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DUTY OFFICERS 516TH SIGNAL BDE (FS) th 500 MI BDE TH 45 SUSTAINMENT BDE 94th AAMDC
438-7999 (FS) 655-6082 (SB) 655-8532 (SB) 224-8594 (FS)
30TH SIGNAL BN (FSTCC/LCC) USAG-HI INSTALLATION OPS. CENTER 205TH MI BN th ____ 311 SIGNAL CMD (T) EOC
655-2151/2144 655-8763 (SB) 438-9911 (FS) 497-9971 (FS)
MILITARY DIRECTORY (OPERATOR) (808) 449-1110 POST OPERATER (808) 449-7110 DIRECTORATE OF PUBLIC WORKS CUSTOMER HANDBOOK ONLINE: https://dpwhawaii.army.mil/general/customerhandbook.aspx.
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2. NOTICES FOR THE USAG-HI BULLETIN. Notices for the USAG-HI Bulletin should be submitted to the USAG-HI Bulletin Editor, Mr. Don Boyer, Directorate of Human Resources (DHR), Administrative Services Division (ASD), by email to email@example.com, or by fax to 655-4663/4629 (please ask for fax receipt confirmation). All articles should be submitted no later than COB Friday the week prior to the next electronic publication of the Bulletin on Thursday of each week or early enough to ensure publication of the article before its expiration/completion date. Organizations should not include sensitive OPSEC data in Bulletin notices. Organizations submitting articles for the Bulletin are responsible for having their information checked and approved by OPSEC personnel when necessary or when there is doubt as to the sensitivity of the information prior to submission to the Bulletin. OPSEC review and approval should be indicated and included if needed with the draft notice when forwarded to the USAG-HI Bulletin Editor. Additionally, submissions should be reviewed and approved by the appropriate line manager prior to submission to the Bulletin to ensure conformance with current management policies and directives before publication. The Bulletin is published in Arial 9 point bold, with full justified paragraphs. Submissions to the Bulletin must include specific point of contact information (name, phone number and email if necessary) and should indicate the start and end dates the item is to appear in the Bulletin when needed. Military times and dates are used in all notices. The Bulletin is published entirely electronically and is distributed from DHR to specific contacts within USAG-HI and other major commands, tenant organizations and other offices for further distribution and posting within their organizations. New, updated, or revised items are highlighted each week and due dates, deadlines and similar dates are underlined where useful. For more information, or to be added to or update the Bulletin mailing list, please contact Mr. Boyer at 655-4211. 3. USAG-HI BULLETIN ON LINE. The current and previous 11 issues of the Bulletin are maintained on the USARPAC Theater Portal, at: https://portal.usarpac.army.mil:36000/imcom-pacific/Garrisons/Hawaii/hiHROffices/Bulletin/Pages/default.aspx. The current and th past 11 issues will be maintained on the site. Additionally, the current Bulletin and past issues are posted on the 30 Signal BN Network Enterprise Center (NEC) internet site at: http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/sites/bulletins/bulletins.asp. For more information, please contact the USAG-HI Bulletin Editor, Mr. Don Boyer, DHR, at 655-4211. 4. CLAIM OF INDEBTEDNESS. The Commander, Warrior Transition Battalion, regrets to announce the death of PV2 Joshua D. McBride. 1LT William Pomeroy is appointed as the Summary Court Martial Officer (SCMO) and will settle all claims for or against the estate of PV2 McBride. Anyone owing money or having a just claim for or against PV2 McBride should contact 1LT Pomeroy at (808) 655-6864 or (808) 780 7316. 5. TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSURE – SCHOFIELD BARRACKS OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CLINIC. The Occupational Health Clinic at Schofield Barracks will be temporarily closed from October 19 – December 13, 2009. The Schofield Barracks Clinic is being closed because of personnel deployments and service upgrades, including the addition of a new receptionist and a physician. In the interim, services are being centralized at the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Occupational Health Clinic. -- For deployment physicals, pre-employment physicals and commercial driver’s license physicals, please call the Tripler Occupational Health Clinic at 433-6835 or call Ms. Joanna Ling at 433-5703. -- For annual occupational medical surveillance exams (asbestos, child care provider, respirator use, etc.) call the Tripler Occupational Health Clinic at 433-6845 IF the exams cannot be postponed until after December 13, 2009. -- For health screenings of new personnel, students, contractors and American Red Cross volunteer in-processing, please report to the Tripler Occupational Health Clinic on Mondays or Wednesdays, 0800 – 1100. For more information, please call 4336835. For more information on the closure, please contact the TAMC Public Affairs Office at 433-5785 or TAMCPublicAffairsOffice@amedd.army.mil. 6. ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION LOOKING FOR SUSPECTS. Please see the flyer attached to the end of this Bulletin regarding two individuals wanted for questioning in connection with a sexual assault on Schofield Barracks. If you have any information, please contact Special Agent James R. Burleigh at (808) 655-6855. 7. USAG-HI DIRECTORATE OF PUBLIC WORKS (DPW) CUSTOMER SERVICE HANDBOOK. The Directorate of Public Works has an online customer service/assistance handbook to provide guidance for all those requiring DPW services at: https://dpwhawaii.army.mil/general/customerhandbook.aspx. For further information, please contact Ms. Camille Howe, DPW Program Analyst at 656-5281. 8. RETROACTIVE STOP LOSS SPECIAL PAY. Retroactive stop loss special pay is a special pay for military members, to include members of the reserve component and former and retired members under the jurisdiction of the secretary, who, while serving on active duty at any time from 11 September 2001 to 30 September 2009, had their enlistment or period of obligated service involuntarily extended or whose established date of separation, release from active duty, or approved voluntary retirement was involuntarily suspended by authority of either section 123 or section 12305, Title 10, United States Code (commonly referred to as Stop Loss Authority). This special pay is specifically authorized to be claimed retroactively as provided in this message. Effective 21 October 2009, eligible service members, as provided above, will be paid $500.00 for each month or portion of a month retained on active duty past their contractual ETS dates. Each service member or survivor must file a claim for retroactive stop loss special pay not later than 21 October 2010. Service members or survivors who believe they are eligible for retroactive stop loss special pay may submit an electronic claim at https://www.stoplosspay.army.mil. For more information, please refer to ALARACT 277/2009. If you need any further assistance, please contact the Directorate of Human Resources, Transition Center, at 808-655-0175.
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9. SMOKE TESTING OF SEWER LINES. Underground Services, inc. a subcontractor to Aqua Engineers, Inc. will be conducting smoke tests of the sanitary sewer system on Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield. Work crews have already started testing on Wheeler beginning on October 5, 2009. It is expected that this operation will take approximately 3 weeks to complete. A “SMOKE TEST” survey will assist our inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in our sewer system. The smoke you see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS NO ODOR, WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. It is advisable for the home owner to pour a gallon of water into each floor drain prior to our testing. If smoke enters your home there is good reason to assume that dangerous sewer gases may also be entering your home or business. You should evacuate immediately and notify our work crews. If you are not home and discover smoke when you return, please call us at 621-3098. See the flyer attached to the end of this Bulletin for additional information. IMPORTANT! If there is any individual in your home or business who has respiratory problems and is immobile, please notify us at 621-3098 prior to testing! TH th 10. 25 INFANTRY DIVISION REDEPLOYMENT CEREMONY. The 25 Infantry Division will host a redeployment ceremony on November 19, 2009 starting at 1000 at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks. Division Soldiers recently redeployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom will be formally honored. For more information on the ceremony, please call the Garrison Public Affairs Office at 6563157. Be aware that THIS CEREMONY WILL IMPACT INSTALLATION TRAFFIC with the temporary closure of a portion of Cadet Sheridan Road. During the ceremony, Cadet Sheridan Road, from Kolekole Avenue to Trimble Road will be closed. During the full dress rehearsal on November 18, 2009, beginning at 1000 traffic will be stopped momentarily on Trimble Road by road guards to allow Soldiers to march from the Sgt. Smith Theater to Sills Field and then again when they return. For more information on base traffic, call the Directorate of Emergency Services at 656-6751 or visit the Garrison’s website at http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/sites/traffic/traffic.asp .
11. RELIGIOUS SERVICES INFORMATION NOW ONLINE. A full list of all services, children’s programs and educational classes the garrison’s Religious Support Office offers can be found online at www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil. From the home page, please click on “Religious Support,” under the “Directorates & Support Staff” menu. For more information, please call 655-6644 (North communities) or 833-6831 (South communities). 12. REMINDER: KOLEKOLE PASS HOURS OF OPERATION. Kolekole Pass, the road that connects Schofield Barracks to the Waianae coast through Naval Magazine-Lualualei is open Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1730. Traffic is permitted to drive from Waianae to Schofield, from 0700 – 1145. Traffic is permitted to drive from Schofield to Waianae from 1200 – 1730. The pass is closed all weekends and holidays. Please keep in mind that operation times are subject to change whenever training is going on or in the case of inclement weather. Motorists are urged to call 668-3007 to see if the gate is open or not before attempting to access the pass. 13. TEMPORARY GATE AND ROAD CLOSURE. Macomb Gate and Macomb Road will be closed, Nov. 3 – 5 from 0800 to 1500 for the installation of holiday decorations and roadway repair work. Drivers are encouraged to use McNair or Foote gates instead. At the Flagler Road and Waianae Avenue intersection, two-lane traffic on Flagler will merge into one lane. Two-lane traffic on Waianae Avenue will also be merged into one lane. For more information, please call Mr. Purdy Keohokapu at 655-1308. A map of the closure will be posted at the website: http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/sites/traffic/communityimpact.asp (link: Schofield Road Closures Map. Check out https://dpwhawaii.army.mil/communityimpact for more details or to see other community - related information. 14. SCHOFIELD BARRACKS HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER CLOSURE AND TEMPORARY RELOCATION OF SERVICES. The Schofield Barracks Health and Fitness Center, Bldg 582 will be closed effective October 7, 2009 for approximately 90 days to replace the facility roof. All classes and services will be relocated to the Martinez Physical Fitness Center, Bldg 488, Schofield Barracks, during this time. Classes and services will commence on October 9, 2009. For class schedules and/or more information please call Ms. Linda Williams at 655-8007/8789 through 6 October and at 655-4804, effective 9 October. 15. TOWEL SERVICE AT US ARMY GARRISON, HAWAII PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTERS. Effective 1 October 2009, US Army Garrison, Hawaii Physical Fitness Centers will no longer provide towels. Guests will be required to bring their own towel (no smaller than 16”x24”) in order to use the strength training and/or cardio equipment. 16. WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD AMMUNITION SUPPLY POINT (WASP) TEMPORARY CLOSURE. The Wheeler Ammunition Supply Point (WASP) will be closed from November 2 – 6, 2009 in order to conduct the Quarterly 100% inventory. All units requiring munitions support for training during this time need to draw their required ammo NLT 28 October 2009. The Training Ammunition Vehicle Holding Area (TAVHA) will be available for munitions storage during this time. Emergency issues will be handled on a case by case basis, and must be approved by the DOL Munitions Accountable Office, Mr. Armell Armstead - 656-1649 or 226-8441, or the DOL Supply Branch Chief, Mr. John Gearhart - 656-0817 or 227-2760. 17. US ARMY HAWAII SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AUDIT. During the period 19-29 October US Army Garrison Hawaii will undergo an audit of our US Army Hawaii Sustainable Environmental Management system. Auditors will be out and about talking with employees and stakeholders alike. How will this inspection affect you? Anyone could be asked questions by the auditors. Some of the questions they may ask will relate to your job's affect on the environment, like preventing fuel spills, or
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properly handling hazardous materials and waste, or creating less solid waste and trash through recycling. Take a moment to think about how you impact or protect the environment -- you may be asked! The US Army Hawaii Environmental Policy Flyer attached to this Bulletin underlines how sustaining the environment is part of everyone's job. This green poster was distributed throughout our installations, placed on bulletin boards and posted on the internet. You may be asked if you are familiar with the Policy or if you know some of the items that it covers, such as the Commander's guiding principles and commitment. For more information, please visit the Sustainable USAG-HI website at: www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/sites/sustainability/sustainability.asp. You are a big part of the success of our Environmental program in Hawaii and we thank you in advance for your support during this audit. If you have a question, please contact our DPW Environmental Division. For further information, please contact Ms. Rhonda Suzuki (firstname.lastname@example.org, 656-5301) or Mr. Jeff Stefani (email@example.com, 656-3317). 18. OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL (OCS) LOCAL SELECTION BOARDS. The next U. S. Army Human Resources Command Local OCS Selection Board is listed below. Soldiers who wish to be considered by this selection board must submit their applications through command channels to the Directorate of Human Resources, DA Boards Section, Bldg 750, Rm. 203, Ayers Ave. Schofield Barracks, by the dates listed below. If you are interested in applying for OCS, provide an original and three copies of the completed application packet to our office by the dates listed. (OCS Information Packets can be picked up at Bldg 750, Rm. 203.) For more information, please contact Mr. Andrew Young at 655-4511/5329 or email Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org.
New requirement: you must have a 4 year Degree. PACKET SUBMISSION LOCAL OCS BD FY 09 DA OCS BD
1-31 Oct 09
17 Nov 09
25-29 Jan 10
1-31 Jan 10
9 Feb 10
12-16 Apr 10
19. UPDATE ON STATUS OF THE DEFENSE INTEGRATED MILITARY HUMAN RESOURCES SYSTEM (DIMHRS). Per the latest guidance from IMCOM headquarters, the Deputy Secretary of Defense has decided to allow the various military services to pursue their own personnel and pay systems in accordance with the current business case analysis conducted by DoD. The Business Transformation Agency will transition the program back to the services. A video teleconference of 02 September 2009 has provided the following: HQDA will assess the DIMHRS system during the period 19 October through 20 November 2009. A decision on the way forward will be presented to the Office of the Secretary of Defense on 30 November. At this time Initial Operation Capability (IOC) is estimated at 4th Qtr, FY 2012. All legacy systems will be maintained and funded through FY12. Training funds for the system will be available. The system will integrate Active as well as Army Reserve and National Guard components. Updates on the progress of this issue will be issued on the third Wednesday of each month. For further information on DIMHRS, please contact Mr. Art Neff, DHR, at 6556824. 20. COMMUNITY IMPACT UPDATES – SCHEDULED ROAD/GATE CLOSURES, CONSTRUCTION AND RELATED ACTIVITIES: SCHOFIELD BARRACKS AND FORT SHAFTER. The following Community Impact Updates have been received: -- ROAD CLOSURES: From 07 March 2009 to November 07 2009, portions of Williston and Wright-Smith Avenues and Bragg Street on Schofield Barracks will be closed for roadway construction work. Drivers should avoid the area. For further information on Community Impact Updates, please contact Mr. Michael Shimabukuro at 656-4661, OR see https://dpwhawaii.army.mil/communityimpact for more details on current or upcoming road/gate closures, construction projects, and safety issues and to see other community information relating to base operations and safety as promulgated by the Directorate of Public Works. 21. OPERATING HOURS, U.S. ARMY MUSEUM, FT. DERUSSY. Until further notice, the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii at Ft. DeRussy will be open to the public Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 0900 – 1700. The Museum will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. For further information, please contact Ms. Judith Bowman, Curator, U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, at 438 -2822. 22. ARMY’S POST-9/11 GI BILL POLICY ANNOUNCED. The Army has just announced its Post 9/11 GI Bill Policy. The policy can be found on the following website: HTTP://ArmyG1-DEV-INTERNET.HQDA.PENTAGON.MIL/DOCS/POST-9-11%20GI%20BILL%20POST%20POLICY%20(APPROVED) .PDF A key component of the policy is the establishment of a transferability policy. A Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability quick reference is located at this website: HTTP://ARMYG1-DEV- INTERNET.HQDA.PENTAGON.MIL/DOCS/TRANSFERABILITY%20QUICK%20REFERENCE. PDF
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(Note: due to the size of these website addresses, they will NOT print correctly in this Bulletin. They are not linked and cannot be copied and pasted.) Key points pertaining to transferability are: a. Transfer of unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits will be accomplished via the transfer of education benefits (TEB) web portal. The TEB web portal is operational and is located at HTTPS://WWW.DMDC.OSD.MIL/TEB/ (As soon as this website is accessed, a common access card (CAC), DOD self-service logon, or DFAS pin will be needed to continue.) Though requests may be submitted and approved prior to 1 August 2009, the benefits may not be used until 1 August 2009 and later. b. An influx of requests is expected to be submitted on and shortly after the TEB is operational. To ensure orderly processing of requests, the following processing priority, in order, has been established: (1) Soldiers with an approved retirement date from 1 September 2009 to 1 January 2010; (2)Soldiers whose dependents will attend college in the fall 2009 semester/quarter; (3) All others. c. Additional service commitments, if required, are effective on the date the request is submitted, not the date of approval. d. Soldiers eligible for MGIB, MGIB-SR, and REAP will be required by the VA to make an irrevocable conversion from these programs to the post-9/11 GI Bill, if they desire to use benefits under the post- 9/11 Bill. Submission of a request to transfer benefits to a dependent will be viewed by the VA as an irrevocable conversion from these programs to the post- 9/11 GI Bill. e. After Soldiers submit their request to transfer benefits in TEB, an Army certification official will review the request to ensure all requirements established in the policy are met. Upon certification, the VA will receive the approved request via the TEB website. f. Prior to dependents using transferred benefits, they must submit a request for a certificate of eligibility to the VA. The form that a dependent needs to fill out is the VA Form 22-1990E, not the VA Form 22-1990. The VA Form 22-1990E can be found on the VA’s VONAPP website at: HTTPS://VABENEFITS.VBA.VA.GOV/VONAPP/MAIN.ASP. All required dependent information will be electronically transmitted from the TEB website to the VA. g. Soldiers who have an approved unexecuted retirement date on 1 August 2009 may request to have their retirement date amended to 1 September 2009 but no later. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For further information, please contact Ms. Chrissy Morris, Director SBAEC, at 655-444. 23. NEW ID CARD RULES FOR SOLDIERS, RETIREES, FAMILY MEMBERS, & CIVILIANS. The Directorate of Human Resources, Schofield Barracks, has implemented a new Department of Homeland Security identification security directive that must be met in order to obtain either a Common Access Card (CAC) or an ID Card for military personnel, authorized civilians, retirees, and family members seeking to renew or replace a military Identification Card. These procedures went into effect in December 2008 with the fielding of the upgraded DEERS/RAPIDS 7.3 version of the ID Card processing equipment at the Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter office locations. Among the many changes to the ID card issuing process, the most important is that each customer now must present two forms of identification, one of which must include a current photograph. The DEERS/RAPIDS system will not produce a new CAC or ID card without first scanning the two forms of identification into the data base. Some documents that can be used for positive personal identification are as follows: Driver’s license or ID issued by a state or outlying U.S. Commonwealth or possession; ID card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies or entities; school ID card with a photograph; Voter’s Registration card; U.S. military ID Card; Certificate of U.S. Citizenship, or a Certificate of Naturalization. For those younger than 18 who are unable to present a document as listed above, the following are acceptable: school record or report card; clinic, doctor or hospital record, or a day-care or nursery school record. The listing above is not all inclusive. A complete list of acceptable documents can be found on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) website at www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9.pdf, page 4. If you have any questions or concerns as to the proper documentation needed, please call first (Schofield 655-4104/6884; Fort Shafter 438-1757) before visiting a Military ID Card issuing facility to determine what specific documents may be required, and to verify the process to renew or replace an ID Card. For further information please contact Ms. Makena Davis at 655-1272. 24. ID CARD OFFICES HOURS OF OPERATION, CONTACT INFORMATION, AND LOCATIONS OF ID CARD ISSUING FACILITIES ON OAHU. SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Bldg 750 Ayers Ave, Room 103, in the Soldiers Support Center, Phone: 655-4104/6884. Operating hours for the ID Card/DEERS Offices, Directorate of Human Resources (DHR), at Schofield Barracks (Bldg. 750, Soldier Support Center):
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Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 0730 – 1530; however, doors will close at 1530 daily and the time for customer sign-in may be cut off prior to 1530, depending upon the number of customers waiting for service at the time so that everyone can be seen by close of business at 1600. Wednesdays, by command directive, the ID card Office at Schofield Barracks is required to provide priority service to all incoming Soldiers in the Replacement Detachment (normally about 150+ Soldiers) that day. Walk-in customers can only be seen on a stand-by basis, and on occasions, not at all on Wednesdays. Thursday, Open 0730 – 1130: Closed for Mandatory Training 1130 – 1600. FORT SHAFTER, Bldg 1507, 163 Stream Road, Fort Shafter Flats; Phone: 438-1757. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 0730 – 1530. Thursday, Open 0730 – 1130: Closed for Mandatory Training 1200 – 1600. Please schedule your visit to the Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter ID card Offices accordingly, or call ahead for more information and assistance. HOURS OF OPERATION, CONTACT INFORMATION, AND LOCATIONS OF OTHER ID CARD ISSUING FACILITIES ON OAHU, HAWAII US Army Reserve Center, Fort Shafter Flats: 1557 Pass Street, Bldg. 1557, 3rd Floor: Office hours are 0800 – 1130 and 1300 – 1500, Monday – Friday. Phone: 438-1600, ext. 3195. Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC): Office location is at the Oceanside Entrance, 2nd door on right: Office hours are 0730 – 1530, Monday – Friday. Phone: 4339166/9167. Pearl Harbor Naval Station: 4827 Bougainville Drive, Honolulu, HI (next to the Moanaloa Shopping Center): Office hours are 0730 – 1530 for first-come first served walk-ins and 0800 – 1500 for appointments. Appointments are preferred. Phone: 471-2405 ext. 5207. U.S. Air Force, Hickam AFB: 624th Regional Support Group, Hanger 7, Rm. 2: Office hours are 0800 – 1600, Monday – Friday by appointment only. Phone: 449-3393. U.S. Coast Guard, Honolulu: Sand Island Administration Bldg., 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI: Office hours are 0800 – 1430, Monday – Friday, by appointment only. Phone: 842-2062/2063. U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Smith: Bldg. 1, Room 111. Office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Phone: 477-8907. 25. USE OF DEERS/RAPIDS ID CARD EQUIPMENT IN PSDR UNITS IN HAWAII. Proper management and use of the Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System (RAPIDS) deployable ID Card workstations supporting MTOE brigade and brigade-size units under the Personnel Services Delivery Redesign (PSDR) program is critical to mission success, particularly during periods of deployment and redeployment. Failure to capitalize on this important asset places additional workload on the installation ID Card facilities, overburdening these facilities, extending customer wait times, and prolonging Soldier absences from the unit area. Proper employment of the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) workstations can alleviate much of this workload. A review of deployable rapids workstation utilization data conducted by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) at HQDA reveals that a significant number of ID Card workstations in PSDR units continue to have little or no usage and/or significant down time associated with non-use, deployment, and redeployment. Key to successful operation of the deployable RAPIDS workstation is its continued use in both tactical and non-tactical environments. Commanders should review internal operating procedures to ensure proper and consistent utilization of the DEERS/RAPIDS ID card equipment. For more information on this topic, see ALARACT Message 097/2009 Utilization of DEERS/RAPIDS Deployable Workstations Supporting PSDR Equipped MTOE Bde Organizations, DTG 061756Z APR 09. Point of contact is Mr. Elbert Jackson, Army DEERS/RAIPDS Project Officer at DSN: 221-0202 or Email Jack.Jackson2@conus.army.mil. 26. ID CARD SUPPORT FOR SOLDIERS IN PSDR UNITS. In 2006 and 2007, the following units/commands in U.S. Army Hawaii transitioned to the Personnel Services Delivery Redesign (PSDR) program: 25th INF Div, STB th 25 CAB 45th Sust Bde th 130 Engr Bde
2nd SBCT 8th TSC, STB 500th MI Bde USARPAC, STB
3rd IBCT 8th MP Bde 516th Sig Bde
Under the PSDR initiative, several Human Resources/Military Personnel functions, including issuing Common Access Cards (CAC)/ID Cards for assigned/attached Soldiers were assumed by the supporting Brigade/Command S1s. Accordingly, all Soldiers assigned to these units are required to report to their respective S1’s for ID Card/DEERS service and support. However, many Soldiers are still unfamiliar with PSDR, and they routinely report to the Directorate of Human Resources (DHR), ID card Offices at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter for CAC/ID Card support. The DHR, ID Card/DEERS offices are still required to provide all ID Card/ DEERS support to all Family Members and to Soldiers in Non-PSDR units, i.e., USAG-HI, PACOM, JICPAC, SOCPAC, 311TH Sig
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Cmd, 196th Inf Bde, etc., that are supported by the DHR. In order to reduce the customer workload and the associated waiting times for customers at the DHR, and to ensure that all Soldiers requiring ID Card service report to their respective ID Card issuing activities, the DHR, ID Card offices now require Soldiers to present a memorandum signed by the PSDR Bde/Command S1 requesting ID Card support. The memorandum must indicate the reason for the request and actions taken to resolve any ID card or systems issues at the S1 location. Point of contact for this action at Schofield Barracks is Ms. Makena Davis at 655-1272, and at Fort Shafter, Mr. Kevin Branch at 655-4274. 27. INSTALLATION MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS. As a reminder for all Soldiers, civilians and contractors, AR 190-5, Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision, mandates the registration of privately owned vehicles (POVs) at the appropriate Installation Vehicle Registration Office. A person who lives or works on any USAG-HI installation or housing community, or often uses installation facilities, is required to register his/her POV, and display the DoD Form 2220 (decals) on the windshield. Non-compliance will result in receiving a citation from law enforcement officers. US Army access control officers will not deny installation access to those drivers who possess an authorized installation access picture ID (e.g. CAC, USARHAW ID, etc.) but have not yet registered their POVs. They will remind drivers of the registration requirement. However, drivers using Kolekole pass will not be granted access by us navy security personnel (at the top and Waianae side) unless their POVs bear the DoD windshield decals. Personnel can register POVs at Schofield Barracks (Building 750, Soldiers Support Center; phone 655-0894) or Fort Shafter Flats (Building 1599; phone 438-1517). Personnel assigned to Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) can also register POVs at TAMC (Room 1A016; phone 433-6671/6672). Newly arrived Soldiers, Family members, and Civilians are required to register their POVs within 10 working days of the POV's arrival on island. Newly purchased POVs should be registered within the same 10 day period unless additional time is required for receipt of license plates and state registration via the mail. In the interest of conserving resources, the following are not required to register their POVs: (1) Personnel who are leaving Hawaii in 30 days due to change of station, and (2) Personnel whose term of service/employment expires in 30 days. For additional information, please contact Ms. Na Vong at 655-9496 or (808) 285-4609. 28. COMMANDERS, GOT RISKS? The Army Substance Abuse Program’s Risk Reduction office offers the Unit Risk Inventory (URI) assessment, a 53 item questionnaire which assesses a unit’s propensity for risk in 14 deemed high-risk areas to include: alcohol and other drug use, unit cohesion, suicide, financial problems, army environment, self perception and relationships. Results of this survey provide a picture of the unit’s self-reported high risk behaviors. Surveys can be given to any Army Hawaii unit, as long as 60% of the assigned strength is present. Commanders can request a URI during Change of Command or annually. To schedule a survey for your unit, please call Ms. Melissa Parnell, Risk Reduction Program Coordinator, 655-0996 or email: email@example.com. 29. TRAFFIC SAFETY ON-LINE CLASS SIGN-UP. All Hawaii-based Soldiers and Civilian workers have a new tool to request traffic safety classes. Soldiers and Civilian workers can request classes using their Army Knowledge Online account at https://airs.lmi.org. Select “View Available Courses”; select “Pacific" Region and Garrison "Hawaii"; then select the desired course. Six Classes will be offered initially: - Motorcycle Basic Rider Course - Motorcycle Experienced Rider Course - Army Traffic Safety Intermediate training for under 26 year old Soldiers - Army Traffic Safety Advanced training for over 26 year old Soldiers - Army Traffic Safety Supervisor training for military and civilian supervisors of Soldiers - Remedial Drivers Improvement training for Soldiers and civilian workers with traffic infractions. For further information, please contact Mr. Felipe Lopez, Cape Fox Professional Services, at 655-6455 and leave a voice message. 30. MANDATORY FIRST TERM FINANCIAL TRAINING SCHEDULE – SCHOFIELD BARRACKS. Mandatory First Term Financial Training is provided on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at Schofield Barracks Army Community Service (ACS), Bldg. 2091. Learn basic financial skills, develop self reliance and personal responsibility, encourage financial planning, improve money management skills, and enhance your personal financial literacy. This is a mandatory 8 hour program of military instruction. Certificates will be awarded to each participant who completes the 8 hours of instruction. For class date and/or to register, please contact ACS Schofield Barracks at 655-4227. For further information, please contact Ms. Robin Sherrod, Financial Readiness Program Manager, at 655-1717 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. 31. MANDATORY FIRST TERM FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING – TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER (TAMC) AND FORT SHAFTER. The Tripler Army Community Service (ACS) office is offering a mandatory 8-hour financial management course for first term Soldiers assigned to Tripler and Fort Shafter units that do not in process through Schofield Barracks. This class will give Soldiers the opportunity to qualify for promotion points. A certificate will be awarded on completion. Call 438-4499 to reserve your space for one of the following classes: Date 15 Oct 5 Nov 19 Nov
Time 0800-1600 0800-1600 0800-1600
Location Ft. Shafter Flats, Bldg. 1599, Room 115 rd Tripler Chapel, 3 Floor, D Wing Ft. Shafter Flats, Bldg. 1599, Room 115,
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32. MOS/MEDICAL RETENTION BOARD (MMRB) PROCESSING. Soldiers with P3/P4 physical profiles are required to appear before an MMRB for a determination of continued military service or separation from active duty for medical reasons. The MMRB panel convenes on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Directorate of Human Resources, Bldg. 750 (Soldiers Support Center) Rm. 208, Schofield Barracks, to interview eligible Soldiers. Cut-off for submission of MMRB packets thru command channels to the DHR for appearance before the board is COB on the 1st Thursday of each month. The point of contact for information or assistance with MMRB actions is Mrs. Angelita D. Dizon, USAG-HI, DHR, 655-1653. 33. REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION PERMITS. Army Regulation (AR) 210-07 requires a commercial solicitation permit in order to conduct business or sales activity on Army installations (e.g., Avon, Longaburger, Tupperware, household goods, sale of insurance, etc.) No person may enter Army installations and transact business as a matter of right. Permission must first be granted by the Commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. Private civilian enterprises or self-employed persons desiring to conduct commercial activity on Army installations must apply in person at the Commercial Solicitation Office, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, 350 Eastman Road, Wheeler Army Airfield, M – F, 0800 – 1600 (closed 1200-1300 for lunch). Applications are handled by appointment only. FAMILY MEMBERS OF ACTIVE DUTY SOLDIERS residing in government quarters who are requesting to operate a home-based business must submit a formal request through the sponsor's Battalion Commander, for the appropriate Community Center. For more information, please contact Ms. Jaci Gavnik at 656-0083., or Jacqueline.M.Gavnik@us.army.mil. 34. REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATE ORGANIZATION APPROVALS. Private organizations or individuals desiring to establish a private organization on a military installation are required to obtain the approval of the Commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. Once established IAW Army Regulation (AR) 210-22, these organizations are required to submit selected documentation (e.g., meeting minutes, financial statements, audits, federal and state tax exemption, liability insurance, etc.) on a quarterly basis. Failure to submit the required documents may result in withdrawal of the operating permit. Private organizations are reminded of the State of Hawaii tax exemption requirement (Form G-6) which should be forwarded with all other documentation. The hours of operation for Private Organization Approval Notice appointments will be M – F, 0800 – 1200, closed 1200 – 1300 for lunch, appointments only. For more information, or to make an appointment, please contact Ms. Jaci Gavnik at 656-0083; email Jacqueline.M.Gavnik@us.army.mil. 35. MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION UNIT FUNDS. A unit fund is a non-appropriated fund activity of the USAG-HI IMWRF established to provide monetary support and enable unit commanders to supplement available appropriated funds (APF), in providing morale support to unit military personnel. Unit funds are intended to contribute to the comfort, pleasure, contentment, mental and physical welfare of the unit Soldiers and must be used for the benefit of all members within the unit. Allocation of all unit funds is based on a ceiling determined by the USAG-HI IMWRF, approved by the Installation Community and Family Program Review Committee (ICFRC), and the USAG-HI Commander. Unit funds are distributed and expended annually, based on requirements. All unexpended balances revert back to the IMWRF at the end of each fiscal year (30 September). No unit owns or controls interest in the Installation MWR Funds. Petty Cash & Regular Unit Fund Withdrawals are available from 0800 – 1600, closed for lunch 1200 – 1300; walk-ins permitted, but calling ahead for availability is recommended. For further information, please contact Ms. Jaci Gavnik, Business and Non-Profit Liaison, at 656-0083, email Jacqueline.email@example.com. Office location is the DFMWR office, 350 Eastman Rd. WAAF, Bldg 547. 36. TRANSFER OF FISCAL YEAR 10 FILES AND CY 10 FILES TO RECORDS HOLDING AREA (RHA), BLDG. 6042, EAST RANGE. Units/Organizations having eligible records/files ready for transfer to the RHA are reminded that contents in boxes will conform exactly with the accompanying SF 135-A (Records Transmittal and Receipt). SF 135s require review and approval by the appropriate command records management officials (RMOs) as prescribed in AR 25-400-2, ARIMS, 2003. Only eligible records IAW ARIMS will be accepted at the RHA for temporary storage. The RHA does not have extensive shelving space and only prescribed records in ARIMS will be accepted; all others will remain in their current filing areas until ready for disposal by the proponent. Records Management Officers will ensure that records and files are properly arranged and packed in boxes in accordance with AR 25-400-2 prior to shipment to the RHA. All printing on the outside of the boxes will be neatly written. Records will be packed in shipping boxes, NSN 8115-00-117-8249 only. Boxes may be procured from the General Services Administration (GSA) at Schofield Barracks or Hickam Air Force Base. Arrangements for turning in records to the RHA requires prior coordination by telephone or email with the RHA Manager, Mr. Tony Caldera, at 656-0334, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 37. BLANK FORMS AUTHORITY FOR PUBLICATIONS ACCOUNTS. Due to the many enquiries regarding acquisition of blank forms, the following is provided from DA PAM 25-33, User’s Guide for Army Publications and Forms, 15 Sep 1996, Para. 2-4: a) Normally, only the following activities are allowed to order blank forms from the publications distribution center (APD, St. Louis). (1) Installation publications stockrooms (For Schofield Barracks/Ft. Shafter, the Records Holding Area, Bldg. 6042, East Range) (2) Overseas publications centers (3) Medical department activities (4) Active Army service schools (5) ARNG state adjutants general b) Exceptions:
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(1) Schools will be allowed a blank forms account provided they cannot be supported by a local publications stockroom. (2) Any organization may be allowed a blank form account if it uses an unusually large amount of forms, or is in an isolated location. In accordance with USAG-HI policy, no blank forms accounts will be approved by the USAG-HI Forms and Publications Management Officer unless they meet the criteria established in DA PAM 25-33 and are approved via the Army Publishing Directorate. Army organizations/units in Hawaii not covered by the above are required to establish a local account for blank forms as outlined in the Item below (“Point of Contact for Publications and Blank Forms Accounts”). For further information on Forms and Publications or Publications Accounts Management, please contact the USAG-HI Forms and Publications Management Officer, Mr. Don Boyer, Directorate of Human Resources, ASD, at 655-4211 or email@example.com. 38. POINT OF CONTACT FOR PUBLICATIONS AND BLANK FORMS ACCOUNTS. Organizations and units maintaining publications accounts IAW DA PAM 25-33, “User’s Guide for Army Publications and Forms” are reminded that the point of contact for all actions involving new publications accounts, changes to accounts and closing of accounts is the USAG-HI Forms & Publications Management Officer, Mr. Don Boyer, Directorate of Human Resources, ASD, at 655-4211, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All DA Form 12-R, “Requests for Establishment of a Publications Account,” must be forwarded to Mr. Boyer for review and approval prior to submission to the Army Publishing Directorate (APD), St. Louis. Forms submitted to APD directly are returned without action by APD. For further information, please contact Mr. Boyer at the number above. Information on mailing addresses for publications accounts and establishing an account when preparing for deployment covered in the items below. To obtain blank forms that are not available through the Army Publishing Directorate (APD) website, units will need to establish a “local” publications account with the Records Holding Area Manager, Mr. Tony Caldera, at Bldg. 6042, Higgins Rd., East Range: phone 656-0334. Please contact Mr. Caldera for details on how to establish and maintain a local account for blank forms. Please be aware that the Records Holding Area does not stock medical record forms or other medical forms. They can be obtained from the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) via Mr. Jon Berry of their publications center at 433-6071. 39. PREPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF OFFICIAL MAIL. Customers are reminded to consult the staff of the Mail and Distribution Centers located at Schofield Barracks, Bldg. 2038, (655-6374) or at Fort Shafter, Bldg. T-116, (438-6253) for assistance in preparing official mailings. If letters parcels, or packages are received incorrectly labeled, items will be returned to the unit/agency for correction with no exceptions. All labels shall be typed or printed; no hand-written labels will be accepted. Use STOP NUMBERS and complete office addresses/names (Attn.)/agencies to ensure shotgun envelopes reach their destination. Agencies should schedule regular pickup of mail two to three times per week – picking up once every two weeks or once a month is not acceptable. For more information, please contact the appropriate Mail Center or Ms. Anna Tarrant, Garrison Records Manager, DHR, at 655-0107. 40. PUBLICATIONS AND BLANK FORMS ACCOUNT MAILING ADDRESS REQUIREMENTS. The U.S. Army Publishing Agency (USAPA) in St. Louis has been having problems with delayed, returned or undeliverable publications shipped to Hawaii Army Publications Account holders. This is due in large part to deployments, the continual shifting of units between various buildings and offices here in Hawaii and also to many building locations on Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter not ever having had specific street addresses. This has resulted in considerable wasting of funds that should not be occurring in these times of tight fiscal responsibility. To resolve this problem, all Army units and Directorate offices with publications accounts must check their addresses on the USAPA Publications Account website, http://www.apd.army.mil, and ensure their shipping address follows the format below: Line 1: Unit Name (or Cdr, Unit Name) Line 2: Bldg. Number/Street Name (with street number, if assigned, e.g., “Bldg. 600, 148 Curtis Loop”; if there is no number, then the street name is sufficient, i.e., “Bldg. 600, Curtis Loop”.) Line 3: 1 Schofield Barracks, or 1 Fort Shafter, WHEN NEEDED [SEE BELOW] Line 4: Schofield Barracks, HI 96857 - 5000 (Zip + 4 digits: or Fort Shafter, HI, etc.) All units and offices requesting new publications accounts must check the validity of their addresses via the U.S. Postal Service website at http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp. You can enter an address and have the system scan the address. If the USPS system accepts the address, it is acceptable as a shipping address for publications. If not, then the address needs to be modified to a format the system will accept by adding in line three of the address block as shown above. Use of Mail Stop Numbers is NOT normally needed for these addresses. New accounts established in future will be required to use this verification system prior to submitting a DA Form 12-R (Request for Establishment of a Publication Account) for approval. Existing account holders should check their current addressing in the USAPA system and make any needed corrections via a DA Form 12-R as soon as possible. The Garrison Publications Accounts Officer at the Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) will also check all new DA Form 12-Rs to ensure correct initial addressing. All changes to current addresses listed in the USAPA system require submission of a “change” DA Form 12-R to USAPA via the Garrison Forms and Publications Management Officer at the Directorate of Human Resources (DHR). This includes updating email addresses, phone numbers, etc., of unit publications contacts when there is any change. Questions or concerns on this subject should be addressed to Mr. Don Boyer, Garrison Forms and Publications Management Officer, DHR, at 655-4211 or email@example.com, fax 655-4663. You may also reference the Military Postal Service Agency for further guidance on addressing.
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41. PUBLICATIONS AND BLANK FORMS ACCOUNTS FOR UNITS DEPLOYING OVERSEAS. Army Units that are deploying overseas or are already deployed are required to set up a “V” Publications and blank forms account with the European Command to use while deployed. Establishing this overseas account can be started up to 60 days prior to deployment to accommodate the fact that some units will not have fax or scanning capabilities once deployed; as soon as you arrive in country you can contact the proper office to activate the account. The website to use is https://aepubs.army.mil/ae/public/aepubs_main.asp. Click on the FAQ tab on the left, then click on question #3 and answer “no” and click “Submit.” Within 2 working days of submitting a DA Form 12-R as shown above, the unit publications manager will receive account information that will allow him or her to establish subaccounts, subscriptions, a library, and a forms maintenance list. Once deployed, the publications manager must contact the USAPDCE Customer Service Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org, to provide the deployed official mailing address, unit telephone number, and official email address if different than the email address already provided. Once this information is received, the account will be activated within 5 work days, and the publications manager will be able to order publications and blank forms while deployed. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, contact the USAPDCE Customer Service Desk: DSN: (314) 3846881/82/83/84 or Commercial: (49) 0621-730-6881/82/83/84. Please note that deploying units may have their current (local) Publications Account remain active IF the unit will have a Rear Detachment that will need publications while the unit is deployed. Rear Detachments can only order forms and publications for themselves, NOT for the deployed portion of the unit. Otherwise, the local Publications Account should be frozen or closed until the unit returns. Remember, Rear Detachments CANNOT order publications for forwarding to deployed units. Deployed units MUST receive all their publications, including blank and sensitive forms, from their overseas publications account, and will need to coordinate with USAPDCE for all publications needs. Also, units preparing to deploy cannot “stockpile” forms or publications through requisitioning forms at the Records Holding Area, East Range, prior to deployment. Establishing an overseas account prior to deployment obviates the need for such actions. Prior to returning from deployment, units can close their “V” account and reestablish and account locally. Publications or blank forms received from the European Command while deployed overseas, should not be returned to the office of issue. Excess Forms, Pubs, etc. should be brought back with the units to their main HQs in CONUS. For further information, please contact Mr. Tony Caldera, RHA Warehouse Manager, East Range, DHR, at 656-0334 or Mr. Don Boyer, Garrison Forms and Publications Management Officer, DHR, at 655-4211. 42. FORMS AND PUBLICATIONS ACQUISITION AND HOURS OF OPERATION – RECORDS HOLDING AREA (RHA)/PUBLICATIONS CENTER. The Records Holding Area and Publications Center office, Bldg. 6042, East Range, hours of operation are as follows: Monday – Friday 0600 – 1500. Special Walk-in requisitions are handled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 0900 – 1100. The RHA is closed from 1130 – 1230 for lunch. Please note that all unit PAC/PUB NCOs need to ensure that all DA Form 1687s (Notice of Delegation of Authority – Receipt for Supplies) maintained at the RHA are up to date when obtaining forms or publications. Updated copies should be provided to the Publications Center/RHA Manager, Mr. Tony Caldara whenever there are changes. Individuals coming to the RHA for forms or publications must have a completed DA-17 listing the required forms, form numbers and/or publication titles and quantities of each desired. Please call Mr. Caldera beforehand if possible to ensure the needed forms or publications are actually available. (This applies particularly to publications, as very few of these are kept at the RHA.) Unavailable items can be ordered at that time if needed. Be aware that many forms are restricted in the number of copies that can be ordered at any one time and that the RHA has no control over quantities allowed. Unit-level publication account training is available. For more information or to sign up for training, please contact Mr. Caldara, DHR, at 656-0334 or Mr. Don Boyer, Garrison Forms and Publications Management Officer, DHR, at 655-4211. Also, entrance to the RHA Publications Center/RHA is through Door #2 on the north side of Bldg. 6042, not through the main entrance. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DUE TO CURRENT STAFFING, ONLY ONE PERSON IS NORMALLY AVAILABLE AT THE RECORDS HOLDING AREA. PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO ENSURE SOMEONE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU WHEN YOU ARRIVE. 43. USE OF NON-RESIDENT VEHICLE CERTIFICATES (C&C HNL FORM CS-L-50). Soldiers not residents of the State of Hawaii can waive the weight tax due on their privately-owned vehicles when registering their vehicles at one of the City and County of Honolulu licensing centers located at the Satellite City Halls (a nominal processing fee will be charged). This does not apply to leased vehicles and vehicles registered in a dependent's name only. Photocopies of the HNL Form CS-L-50 will no longer be accepted. The form must be an original (to include the information and signatures). If the applicant is also the commanding or personnel officer, they cannot certify their own CS-L-50 Form; they must have someone else certify their form. Active duty Soldiers must go to their Personnel and Administrative Center (PAC) to obtain HNL Form CL-L-50. Units not structured under a PAC should report to the administrative office that dispenses these responsibilities. Units/Organizations must have a current active account with the Records Holding Area Warehouse Manager and an up to date copy of DA Form 1687 (Notice of Delegation of Authority/Receipt for Supplies) in order for them to be able to requisition these forms. Due to the sensitivity of these forms, they will not be forwarded through distribution under any circumstances. It is the responsibility of the 1SG, PAC NCOs, Administrative NC0s and Adjutants to ensure that Staff Duty Officers/NCOs issue these forms after duty hours to members assigned to their units. The PAC NCOs/Adjutants can obtain supplies of C&C HNL Form CS-L-50 from the RHA Warehouse Manager, DHR, Bldg. 6042, East Range, Schofield Barracks. City and County of Honolulu regulations require that individuals who are signing the form on behalf of an active duty Soldier must have a completed Power of Attorney submitted with the Form CS-L-50. The Power of Attorney must be an original notarized copy and must have valid dates. For further information, please contact Mr. Tony Caldera, RHA Warehouse Manager, DHR, at 656-0334.
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44. VEHICLE WEIGHT TAX EXEMPTION FOR ALL RESERVE AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL CLAIMING HAWAII AS THEIR RESIDENCE OF RECORD. New legislation effective October 1, 2008, amends the Hawaii Revised Statutes to provide a vehicle weight tax “exemption for National Guard, Reserve and other active duty military personnel claiming Hawaii as their residence of record.” One non-commercial motor vehicle registered to a member of the National Guard, Military Reserve or armed service, including the Coast Guard, who is: (1) Assigned to a unit in the state; and (2) A member in good standing, shall be exempt from the vehicle weight tax provided for in this chapter.” This exemption requires completion of the “Hawaii National Guard Vehicle Weight Exemption Form CSL-50A.” (NOTE: This is NOT the CSL-50 Form for non-resident vehicles mentions in the Bulletin item above. The Records Holding Area, East Range, does NOT stock this new exemption form.) The new Form CSL-50A can be obtained from: NATIONAL GUARD RESERVE: COL Dave Snakenberg, email@example.com, (808) 672-1226 LTC Arnold Iaea, firstname.lastname@example.org, (808) 672-1373 AIR FORCE RESERVE: MSG Marilyn Kinoshita (808) 449-7232 ARMY RESERVE: Ms. Patsy Takemura (808) 438-1600, ext. 3109 NAVY RESERVE: Chief Petty Officer Thompson (808) 471-0091, ext. 224 MARINE RESERVE: Mr. John Gaukler (808) 477-8413 COAST GUARD RESERVE: LCDR Felicia Butala, Felicia.email@example.com, (808) 535-3282 45. ARMY-LEASED COPIERS AND DEPLOYING UNITS. Units that are preparing for deployment are reminded that their office copiers are part of an Army-leased contract and are not to be taken on deployment. Units consolidating their rear detachment areas are authorized to have their office copiers relocated free of charge (for a first-time move) by contacting the DOIM Copier Manager, Ms. Joyce Funai, at 656-0487. As a cost savings measure, office copiers not being used during deployment will be turned in. Units with copier requirements while deployed are encouraged to coordinate with their unit Information Management Officer/Battalion Signal Officer (IMO/BSO) to submit a Capability Request (CAPR) through their Command IMO to the Directorate of Information Management (DOIM) for validation. Deployable-type copiers are available via the Government Purchase Card (GPC) program. For further information, please contact Ms. Joyce Funai, DOIM Copier Manager, at 656-0487, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 46. HOURS OF OPERATION FOR FINGERPRINTING – PROVOST MARSHAL OFFICE. Fingerprinting hours at the Administrative Section, Provost Marshal Office (PMO), Schofield Barracks, are as follows (no exceptions): Monday – Wednesday only, 0900 – 1100 and 1300 – 1400. Units must identify a representative to coordinate with the Administrative Section and let them know the number of people that need to be fingerprinted. In order to ensure Soldiers are not waiting and all are serviced, the unit representative must go the Administrative Section several days in advance and enter all relevant data into the fingerprint system prior to the arrival of the Soldiers. An appointment will be set up for unit Soldiers to come in to be fingerprinted. Again, this will ensure that Soldiers are printed in a timely manner and reduces any delay. PLEASE NOTE: The Administrative Section does all administrative paperwork for the PMO (files, copies, processing Military Police Reports [MPRs]), and services other customers during their normal duty day. FINGERPRINTING IS NOT THEIR SOLE AND PRIMARY TASK. In emergency cases, please contact Mr. Jon Sallot, Division G2 at 6551844. The POCs for the PMO Administrative Section are: Mr. Brad Rodrigues, 655-9488 and Ms. Shanna Barnes, 655-9660. 47. ARMY CAREER AND ALUMNI PROGRAM (ACAP) AND DEPLOYING SOLDIERS. All separating military personnel are required by Public Law 107-103 to complete a DD Form 2648 / 2648-1 (Pre-separation Counseling Checklist) NLT 90 days from their anticipated separation date. The completed DD form 2648/2648-1 is required to be in each Soldier’s 201 file upon reporting to the Transition Center. Soldiers who will have less than 180 days from their ETS dates upon redeployment must attend the mandatory Preseparation Briefing and complete the DD Form 2648 prior to deploying. Completing the DD Form 2648 does not obligate Soldiers to leave the Army. While in-theater, Soldiers may use the new ACAP Express service by visiting www.acapexpress.army.mil. Soldiers must have an AKO user account and know their current password. Spouses are eligible to use ACAP services while their sponsor is in theater and spouses are encouraged to participate in transitional planning. Unit S1’s must identify deploying stop loss Soldiers and require the mandatory Pre-separation Briefing as part of the SRP Level 2 process. Units may contact the ACAP Center at 6551028 to schedule group Pre-separation Briefings at their respective units prior to SRP Level 2 or Soldiers may use ACAP Express to register for a Pre-separation Briefing or contact ACAP directly. The ACAP Center is open on training holidays and closed on federal holidays. Hours of operation are 0800 – 1600, M – F. For further information, please contact Ms. Charlene Shelton, USAG-HI, DHR, at 655-8945. 48. BENEFITS AT DISCHARGE DISABILITY (BDD) CLAIMS. The Veteran’s Affairs Counselor will be processing Benefits at Discharge Disability (BDD) claims once a month at the ACAP Center, Bldg. 750 (Soldier Support Center), Ayers Ave., Schofield Barracks, beginning on 15 January 2009. This is basically a pre-separation disability claim. Soldiers must have at least 60 to 180 days on island to begin a BDD. Mr Vincent will be located at the ACAP Center, Rm. 127, from 0800 to 1500. Soldiers are requested to bring copies of all their medical records with them. Mr. Vincent’s specific schedule has not yet been determined. Please contact the ACAP Center at 655-1028, for further information. 49. ARMY CAREER AND ALUMNI PROGRAM (ACAP) DESIGNATED AGENCY FOR VA/DTAP BRIEFINGS. (Reference MILPER MSG 07-1225.) ACAP will be responsible for scheduling and hosting the VA Benefits Briefings and Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP) Briefings on Army installations. All separating and retiring Soldiers are to be given every opportunity to attend the 4-hour VA Benefits and 2-hour DTAP briefings. Please visit our new ACAP Express webpage at www.acapexpress.army.mil to register and schedule yourself for this informative briefing. For further information, please contact Ms. Charlene Shelton, USAG-HI, DHR, at 655-8945. 50. ARMY CAREER AND ALUMNI PROGRAM (ACAP) TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP) WORKSHOP. In conjunction with the Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS), the ACAP Center offers a 2-1/2 day Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Employment Workshop for Soldiers leaving active duty and entering the civilian workforce. Separating
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personnel must attend the mandatory pre-separation briefing prior to attending the TAP workshop. Spouses are also eligible to attend the TAP workshops. The TAP workshops are held at the ACAP Center on Schofield Barracks, Soldier Support Center, Bldg. 750, 1st Floor, Room 134. The ACAP Center hours of operation are 0800 - 1600. The ACAP Center is closed on all federal holidays. For more information visit our ACAP Homepage at www.acap.army.mil. To register and schedule for an ACAP event, visit our new ACAP Express webpage at www.acapexpress.army.mil. The TAP Workshop schedule for the remainder of calendar year 2009 is as follows: October 26 –28 November 2 – 4, 16 – 18, 23 – 25; and November 30 – December 02 December 7 – 9, 14 – 16 For further information, please contact Ms. Charlene Shelton, DHR, at 655-8945. 51. ARMY CAREER AND ALUMNI PROGRAM (ACAP) VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS & DTAP BRIEFINGS. VA briefings are held twice a month at the ACAP Center from 0830 – 1230. Come and learn more about your (VA) benefits and entitlements or learn more about VA Vocational Rehabilitation services. Filing a disability claim? Learn how the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) can assist you by reviewing your medical records and expediting your disability claim. Learn important information about TRICARE before you retire. The ACAP Center is located on Schofield Barracks at the Soldier Support Center, Bldg. 750, 1st Floor, Rm. 134. Center hours are 0800 – 1600. The ACAP Center is opened on training holidays and closed on all federal holidays. For more information on briefing dates visit our ACAP Homepage at www.acap.army.mil. To register and schedule for an ACAP event visit our new ACAP Express webpage at www.acapexpress.army.mil. The schedule for DTAP briefings for the remainder of calendar year 2009 is as follows: October 23; November 6, 20; and December 4 and 11. For further information, please contact Ms. Charlene Shelton, USAG-HI, DHR, at 655-8945. 52. ARMY CAREER AND ALUMNI PROGRAM (ACAP) AND SOLDIERS GOING THROUGH A MEDICAL EVALUATION/PHYSICAL EVALUATION BOARD (MEB/PEB). (Reference MILPER MSG 09-027, Amendment to Transition Services for Soldiers Assigned to Warrior Transition Units (WTU), issued 05/13/2008.) This MILPER Message requires all AC/RC Soldiers going through an MEB/PEB to attend Pre-separation briefing at the initiation of the MEB/PEB and complete DD Form 2648 (AC) /2648-1 (RC) and provide a copy of the form to the PEBLO. The installation ACAP Center is the designated agency to provide pre-separation counseling to Soldiers. AC/RC Soldiers assigned/attached to WTU excluding Cadre’ who have been referred for an MEB or PEB and have been cleared by medical authority are required to register for ACAP services, receive the mandatory pre-separation counseling (DD Form 2648/26481), attend the TAP Employment Workshop (2.5 days), participate in a VA Disability briefing (2 hours) and a VA Benefits briefing (4 hours). Additional ACAP services are available based upon the needs and desires of individual Soldiers. Soldiers should be given maximum time to complete all of their requested ACAP services. Soldiers must be provided documentation showing their attendance at the workshop and briefing for inclusion in their MEB packet. Those Soldiers going through the mental health and/or MEB/PEB processes WHO REQUIRE AN ESCORT should be identified to the ACAP staff PRIOR to scheduled appointments. WTB Cadre and other units are requested to ensure escorts are physically capable of controlling Soldiers experiencing potentially violent mental health issues. Escorts should also make certain these particular Soldiers are clearly briefed on information pertaining to their benefits and entitlements upon separation. For further information, please contact Ms. Charlene Shelton, USAG-HI, DHR, at 655-8945. 53. GREEN TO GOLD PROGRAM. The Green to Gold Program is seeking quality soldiers with officer potential who are interested in going to college to earn a baccalaureate or master’s degree. Soldiers must have served at least two years on active duty and are allowed to request discharge from active duty (Scholarship Option to include the CG’s Hip-Pocket Program and Non-Scholarship Option) or remain on active duty (2YR Active Duty Option), and enroll in Army ROTC to commission as a second lieutenant. Soldiers can enroll in one of the more than 270 schools in the nation with an Army ROTC program. College students that attend Army ROTC in Hawaii have the unique opportunity to attend one of several universities (the University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Hawaii West Oahu, Hawaii Pacific University, Chaminade University or Brigham Young University, Hawaii). Regardless of the academic institution you choose, you have the ability to cross-enroll in military science through the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Check the Green to Gold website for complete benefits, eligibility requirements, and the appropriate applications at: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/enlisted_soldiers.jsp. Interested soldiers can also attend a Green to Gold Information Brief held at the Schofield and Tripler Education Centers on the last Wednesday of every month. For more information: Call CPT Jesus Cruz or Mr. Dave Sullivan at the University of Hawaii Army ROTC “Warrior” Battalion, 808-956-7766 or email email@example.com. 54. COMMANDER'S REFERRAL PROGRAM. Commanders and First Sergeants can approve up to $1,000 of Basic Living Expenses for their Soldiers through Army Emergency Relief. AER offers an essential training course that Commanders and First Sergeants must attend before approving AER Command Referrals. For further information and to schedule a time to attend a desk side training, please contact Ms. Jackie Torres, Army Emergency Relief Officer, at 655-4227 or email Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SECTION II: UNOFFICIAL 1. MILITARY ONE SOURCE CRISES LINE/THE DEFENSE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (DCOE) OUTREACH CENTER. The Army must give our Soldiers and family members every opportunity to become aware of the multitude of resources which are available to them. Promoting the Military OneSource Crises Intervention Number and the DCOE Outreach Center Help Line are two ways that Leaders can reinforce the Army’s commitment to building resilience, positive life coping skills and well being for our Soldiers and family members. The Army remains committed to make the most of every resource to optimize the health, safety and well-being of its Soldiers, civilians and families. The Military OneSource Crisis Intervention Hotline is a free phone and online service provided by the Department of Defense for Active-Duty Guard and Reserve Service Members (including individual ready reserve members) and their families. Credentialed Consultants offer support and practical solutions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through phone or online consultation. The Consultant will assess the Caller’s needs and provide a referral to Health Care Professionals that can provide face-to-face follow-up counseling. Currently, Soldiers and family members can be provided up to 12 free face-to-face short-tem counseling sessions. Military OneSource can be contacted at 1-800-342-9647 (from the US). Outside the US, dial the country code plus 800-342-9647, or call collect from outside the US at 484-530-5908. TTY/TTD for the Hearing Impaired is 800-3469188, for Spanish, 1-877-888-0727. The website is http://www.militaryonesource.com. The Defense Center of Excellence (DCOE) Outreach Center Help Line is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This Help Line is staffed by consultants who can serve as an authoritative source of information on psychological health and traumatic brain injury issues. This Outreach Center assists service members, veterans and their families gather information and connect with the agencies needed to promote resilience, recovery and reintegration. For more information, please contact 1-866966-1020 or http://www.dcoe.health.mil/resources.aspx. The HQDA Point of Contact for this information is G1suicide@conus.army.mil. If you have further questions, please go to the following website: http://www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/default.asp. Further information on the DCOE Outreach Center can be found at http://dcoe.health.mil/default.aspx. 2. PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN – PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH CONCERNS. In early May, the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury will launch a public awareness campaign about combating the stigma associated with seeking care and treatment for psychological health concerns – often resulting from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Titled "Real Warriors, Real Battles, Real Strength," the campaign has a website with articles, videos, and resources on a variety of psychological health issues for service members, veterans, and their families. The DCoE Outreach Call Center is also available 24/7 at (866) 966-1020. For further information on this program, please contact Ms. Roxanne Earnest, Military OneSource Hawaii, MOS Joint Family Support Assistance Program Consultant, at (808) 294-9143 or Roxanne.email@example.com. 3. MILITARY ONESOURCE (MOS) COUNSELING SESSIONS INCREASED. Military OneSource announces an increase in the number of non-medical behavioral health counseling sessions offered for service members and their families from six to 12 sessions per person, per issue. The new 12-session limit applies to face-to face counseling through our Affiliate Providers, Short-Term SolutionFocused Telephonic Consultations, and Online Consultations. For participants already authorized for six sessions of counseling before 1 April 2009, requests for six additional sessions will be authorized on a case-by-case basis when the Network Affiliate Provider requests the additional sessions. For further information, please contact Ms. Roxanne Earnest, Military OneSource Hawaii Joint Family Support Assistance Program Consultant at (808) 294-9143; email Roxanne.Earnest@militaryonesource.com. Check the Military One Source website at www.MilitaryOneSource.com or call 1-800-342-9647. You name it, we can help! 4. SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND THE WORKPLACE: A HARMFUL COMBINATION. USAG-HI is committed to providing a safe, healthy and drug-free working environment and wants to take this opportunity to remind employees about the importance of working drug free to their safety and that of their co-workers. Some of the potential risks and hazards of workplace alcohol and drug use are obvious, particularly those related to safety. Alcohol and drug use can seriously impair judgment and coordination, which can lead to workplace accidents, injuries and even death. And a person does not need to be an alcoholic or drug addict to create safety hazards. For example, someone who still has alcohol in their bloodstream from drinking before they were on the clock may not be in any condition to work safely. But the problems extend beyond safety. Workplace alcohol and drug use can weaken an organization’s ability to operate profitably and productively. It is also associated with lower levels of employee morale—not only that of employees struggling with alcohol or drug problems, but also those who work alongside them. Key to preventing these problems is for all employees to understand that there is help for those struggling with alcohol and drug problems. If you (or someone you know) are struggling to work drug free, call 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357) or visit www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov. Other sources of help are available at www.dol.gov/workingpartners. Soldiers or family members may contact the Army Substance Abuse Program at the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, Building 673 on the 1st floor by calling 433-8700 for assistance. In addition, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential, short-term counseling and referral services as a benefit to DA civilian employees. Professionally trained EAP staff can be reached at 655-6047/6046.
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Thank you for your assistance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Catherine Heflin, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Specialist Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Building 2091 Kolekole Avenue Schofield Barracks at 655-6047. 5. NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, NOVEMBER 2009. The 25th Infantry Division and the United States Army Hawaii proudly celebrates Native American Heritage Month with a “Strengthening the Spirit of the Nation” presentation, 03 November 2009 from 1030 – 1200, at the Sgt. Smith Theater, Schofield Barracks, followed by a Native American menu luncheon at the K-Quad dining facility. For more information, please contact MSG Ado at 655-6244 or (224) 730-2416 and see the flyer attached to the end of t his Bulletin. 6. FREE ALL DAY CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR. The Army Community Service (ACS) Tripler Office conducts a free all-day circle island tour the third Wednesday of each month for newly assigned Soldiers, civilian employees, and Family members who have PCS’d to Hawaii within the last six months prior to the tour dates. 18 November 2009 is the next scheduled tour. Call 438-4499 by Friday, 13 November 2009 to sign up and obtain more information about the tour and other ACS services. The ACS Tripler Office, located in Building 127A on Krukowski Road (near the Corps of Engineers Tripler office) is open 0730 to 1600 hours, Monday through Friday. The staff provides Information and Referral services, financial counseling, employment readiness assistance, issues Lending Closet items, processes Army Emergency Relief (AER) assistance requests, and more. 7. FOURTH ANNUAL SOLDIERS’ APPRECIATION BREAKFAST SCHEDULED. The fourth annual Soldiers’ Appreciation Breakfast is scheduled for October 25, 2009 at the Main Post Chapel Annex, Rms. 212-213 following Sunday Mass. The breakfast is sponsored by the Saint Damien Catholic community (Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield) and the Knights of Columbus councils 14663 (Mililani) and 6302 (Wahiawa). For more information, please call 626-7870. 8. DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY NEWS RELEASE. The Defense Commissary Agency’s News Release No. 95-09 of October 8, 2009 provides outstanding and timely information on making healthy eating choices and saving money at the same time. For more information about making healthy choices, visit the “Ask the Dietitian” forum on http://www.commissaries.com. For further information on this release, please contact Lt. Col. Karen E. Hawkins, DeCA dietitian, at (804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8404 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 9. ARMY NURSE CORPS ASSCIATION 2010 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. The Army Nurse Corps is offering scholarships to qualified individuals in the amount of $3000 per applicant. Deadline for applications is 1 April 2010. More detailed information and contact data is included on the flyer attached to this Bulletin. 10. BEWARE OF “DIPLOMA MILLS.” “Diploma Mills” are schools that offer certificates, degrees, or diplomas for a fee. These schools are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Tuition assistance is not approved for any school not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; promotion points are not authorized for credits earned at non-accredited schools nor will any credential earned be posted to an official military personnel record. Soldiers can confirm the status of a school by checking the list of approved schools in GoArmyEd at www.goarmyed.com or by contacting the local Army education center or a personnel administrative center. Lastly, if it is found that a fraudulent diploma has been entered into an official military personnel record, this action is punishable administratively and under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). For more information, please contact Ms. Chrissy A. Morris at 655-4444. 11. ARMY TUITION ASSISTANCE (TA) FY09 END OF FISCAL YEAR GUIDANCE. All Soldiers requesting Army Tuition Assistance (TA) with course enrollment start dates through 30 September 2009 must request their TA in GoArmyEd before 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time on 29 September 2009. This enrollment cut-off is necessary to allow fiscal year “change-over.” (GoArmyEd will NOT be operational on 30 September 09.) This enrollment cut-off has no impact on registration for courses starting 1 October 2009 or later (FY10 enrollments.) Please note as always, FY10 course enrollments are subject to availability of funds. For further information on this subject, please contact Ms. Chrissy A. Morris, Director, SBAEC, at 655-4444. 12. COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT BEING CONDUCTED. Be the voice for your community! The Army Community Services’ Family Advocacy Program will be conducting a Community Needs Assessment which will assist in providing better services for our Soldiers and families in the Army Hawaii Community. Soldiers and families will be given the opportunity to complete a survey where they can voice their opinion on programs and services provided by the Family Advocacy Program. Participants will also have the chance of winning a $100 AAFES gift certificate! This survey is being conducted over the next six months. If you would like to participate in the opportunity to change your community, please call Regina Peirce at 655-0596. 13. INTERESTED IN SPECIAL FORCES? If you have an interest in joining the Army’s Special Forces, please stop by and see the Special Forces Recruiting Team, Bldg. 2082, Rm. 7, Schofield Barracks. Phone 655-4397 or 655-5809; fax (808) 655-4391; email email@example.com. For further information, please contact SFC Russell Smart at 655-4397 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. 14. INTERESTED IN ARMY CID? Are you interested in a career as a Special Agent (SA) with the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID)? If so, please contact SFC Marvin Marlow at the Hawaii Field Office, CID at (808)655-1989/1988. For additional information and prerequisites, please visit www.CID.army.mil. 15. 2009 FBI RECRUITMENT. Are you interested in a career with the FBI as a Special Agent (SA) or a Professional Support employee? Learn about the FBI by attending one of the FBI career presentations listed below. For information on future monthly
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presentations throughout Honolulu, please contact Special Agent Kal Wong at (808) 566-4488/4300. Entry-level salary is $54,745 (GS 10) Academy training, $62,312 - $71,038 (1st year salary) upon graduation. In five years, salary climbs to $97,580 - $111,240 (GS 13) for the SA position. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2009 FBI SEMINARS, PRESENTATIONS AND CONTACT NUMBERS DATE
LOCATION Hawaii Pacific University (Downtown Campus), 1132 Bishop Street, Rm. 502, Honolulu, HI. Contact Phone: (808) 544-0230. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Campus Center, Room 309, 2465 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI. Contact Phone: (808) 956-8136. Prince Jonah Kuhio Federal Bldg., 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. 5-208, Honolulu, HI. Contact Phone: (808) 566-4488.
16. PRE-DEPLOYMENT LANGUAGE MATERIALS AND TRAINING: DLIFLC ACTIVATES FREE ONLINE LANGUAGE MATERIALS SHOPPING CART. The Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) activated its new Language Materials Distribution System (LMDS) website July 1, 2008, making available hundreds of language survival kits and other materials free of charge to deploying service members. To view the shopping cart, go to: https://lmds.dliflc.edu. The website offers Language Survival Kits - pocket size booklets with audio CDs, in over 30 languages, ranging in topics from public affairs, cordon and search, to medical terminology. DLIFLC also offers new Headstart language DVD programs that use cutting-edge technology and computer animation to teach 80-hours of self-paced lessons and are designed to teach survival phrases in Iraqi Arabic, and Afghan Dari and Pashto. Language materials can be viewed, downloaded, and ordered at www.dliflc.edu under the Products tab. You must register and receive DLIFLC account approval before placing your order. Some products are not available for download to the general public. For further information on this program, please contact MAJ Scott Swanson at (831) 242 5376 or email email@example.com. 17. CIVILIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM. Transformation of the Army begins with educating the Army’s leaders. The Civilian Education System (CES) is a progressive and sequential leader development program that provides enhanced leader development and education opportunities for the Army Civilian Corps (ACC) throughout their careers. Army civilians will become multi-skilled civilian leaders of the 21st Century who personify the warrior ethos in all aspects, from war-fighting support to statesmanship, to business management. Apply today and keep your career rolling. Courses are available for all grades. Some courses consist of only dL and can be accessed from your workstation. Please go to the Army Management Staff College (AMSC) homepage: http://www.amsc.belvoir.army.mil. Be sure to open the tab “Academics” to review the specific courses available to the ACC. If you’ve already completed the courses or received credit, this information may not apply. For further information, please contact the AMSC Website, Registrar’s Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 805-4461. 18. DEALING WITH STRESS OR OTHER ISSUES? Call the Employee Assistance Program Office, Bldg 2091, Schofield Barracks, for help and ideas for dealing with stress or any other issues affecting your job performance. Contacts are Ms. Cathy Heflin, EAP Specialist at 655-6047 or Ms. Kathy Marugaki, EAP Coordinator at 655-6046. Employee Assistance Program Quick Tip! Want to provide great customer service? Listen to your customers. Be helpful. Deal with complaints. Don’t make promises unless you WILL keep them. 19. FREE COMPUTER LITERACY TRAINING AVAILABLE. Operation Life Transformed, a 501c Public Charity, is offering free scholarships for computer literacy courses to all active duty military, military spouses, war-wounded caregivers and transitioning vets, included National Guard and Reserves. For more information or to apply for a scholarship please visit http://lifetransformed.org. Fill out the applications forms and all other paperwork and forward to email@example.com. For further information on this program, please contact Ms. Roxanne Earnest, Military OneSource Hawaii, MOS Joint Family Support Assistance Program Consultant, at (808) 294-9143 or email Roxanne.firstname.lastname@example.org. 20. ARMY CAREER AND ALUMNI PROGRAM (ACAP) AND SEPARATING PERSONNEL. Retirees can begin ACAP 24 months and normal ETS can begin 12 months from anticipated retirement/separation date, but NLT 90 days from separation date. All chapter cases (MEB, involuntary, voluntary) and REFRAD should begin as soon as possible. No orders are required. Separating personnel must have an AKO user account prior to attending the Pre-separation Briefing and know their password. Completion of the Preseparation briefing and DD Form 2648 does not obligate a Soldier to leave the Army. The ACAP Center is open Monday – Friday and hours of operation are 0800 – 1600. The Center is open on training holidays and closed on all federal holidays. Separating personnel spouses and adult family members are eligible to use ACAP services (even during deployment). The ACAP Center is located on Schofield Barracks at the Solider Support Center, Bldg. 750, Rm. 134. Visit our new ACAP Express website at www.acapexpress.army.mil to register and schedule an ACAP appointment. Visit the ACAP Homepage at www.acap.army.mil for more information. For further information, please contact Ms. Charlene Shelton, USAG-HI, DHR, at 655-8945. 21. NEW TRICARE OFFICE HOURS AT ACAP OFFICE, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS. A TRICARE representative will be available from 1030 – 1330 at the ACAP Office, Bldg. 750, Schofield Barracks, for walk-in appointments on the following Mondays: October 26; th November 9, 23; and December 7 and 14 . For further information, please contact Ms. Charlene Shelton, DHR, at 655-8945.
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22. ARMY CAREER AND ALUMNI PROGRAM (ACAP) AND DEPT OF THE ARMY CIVILIANS (DACS). Department of the Army Civilians (DACS) experiencing a Reshaping Workforce action and/or retiring from federal service are eligible to use ACAP services and are authorized by Army policy to do so. ACAP helps DACS evaluate their skills, and analyze their abilities to find another federal government position or a good civilian job. ACAP is designed to support DACs – making sure that when they leave the Army they are successful in planning future careers and employment. Job search training and workshops and specialized seminars are available. Civilian Personnel representatives are recommended to be the POC for all DACS going through Reshaping Workforce actions when using ACAP services. Contact the ACAP Center for more information (655-1028). The ACAP Center is located at the Schofield Barracks Soldier Support Center, Bldg 750, 1st floor, Room 134. For further information, please contact Ms. Charlene Shelton, USAG-HI, DHR, at 655-8945. 23. TESTING SERVICES AVAILABLE: The Schofield Barracks Army Education Testing Center offers a variety of military and civilian tests, such as the TABE, DLPT, DLAB, AFCT, AFAST, ACT, SAT, national certification exams, interest surveys, placement testing and on-line college exams. Testing is a great way to earn potential college credits and to further career advancement. Most tests are fully funded for active-duty and reserve military personnel. Individuals who are interested in testing need to see an Army guidance counselor for approval. All Army Personnel Tests are scheduled by appointment only by contacting the testing center directly. The Testing Center, located in Bldg. 560, Yano Hall, 2nd floor, is open Monday - Friday, 0745 - 1630. For further information, please call Ms. Sharlene Chang at 655-9776. 24. LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (LRC). The LRC, located at the Schofield Barracks Education Center, Bldg. 560, Yano Hall, Room 233, is open from 0800 – 1200 and 1300 – 1600. The LRC has the following self-paced, independent study research, study materials, and practice tests via both textbook and computer modes of study: LIFETIME LIBRARY- Academic Skills ACT/SAT- Review & Practice Exams DISCOVER- Work/College Research T.A.B.E. Study- PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, 1SG/SMA Prep GRE/GMAT/LSAT- Study & Practice Exams SCHOLARSHIPS- Financial Aid/Scholarship Research
CLEP/DSST/ECE- Study & Pretests GED- Remediation & Review Tests A.C.E. Guide- Military Training/College Credits SKILLSBANK- Basic Reading & Math Skills GT SAVAB/AFCT- Study & Predict Tests
For further information, please call 655-0407. 25. HEALD BUSINESS COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE AVAILABLE AT SB AEC. Heald Business College (HBC) a Service members Opportunity College (SOC) located in Honolulu, offers an Associates in Applied Science degree, as well as certificates and diplomas in a variety of career-focused programs. These include business administration, dental assistant, electronics technology, medical assisting, electronics technology, networking technology, information technology, network systems administration, office skills, and web design and administration. A representative from the school will be available at the Schofield Barracks Army Education Center to provide counseling on the school’s programs. This individual will be at Yano Hall, 2 Floor, room 205, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 0800 – 1600. For further information, please contact Ms. Chrissy A. Morris, Director, SBAEC, at 655-4444. 26. AMERICAN MILITARY UNIVERSITY (AMU) REPRESENTATIVE AVAILABLE AT SBAEC. Mr. John Aldrich, the American Military University (AMU) representative, visits the Schofield Barracks Army Education Center (SBAEC), Bldg. 560, Yano Hall, 2d Floor, Room 202, every Thursday from 0900 – 1500. John may also be reached at (808) 384-7172 or by e-mail at email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, please contact Ms. Chrissy A. Morris, Director, SBAEC, at 655-4444. 27. UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX (UOP) ONLINE REPRESENTATIVE AVAILABLE AT SBAEC. Ms. Christine Bush, the University of Phoenix (UOP) online representative, visits the SBAEC, Bldg. 560, Yano Hall, 2d Floor, Room 216, every Friday from 0900 – 1500. Christine may also be reached at (808) 352-6290. For further information, please contact Ms. Chrissy A. Morris, Director, SBAEC, at 655-4444. 28. UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA (UO) COUNSELOR AVAILABLE. The second Tuesday of each month, Megan Meneses, a counselor for UO, conducts office hours at the Schofield Barracks Army Education Center (SBAEC), Bldg. 560, Yano Hall, 2Floor, in Room 202, from 1300 – 1600. Her next visit will be on August 10. Anyone who is interested in UO’s graduate programs may visit the SBAEC on that day or call Ms. Meneses at 449-6364. For further information, please call Ms. Chrissy Morris, Director, SBEAC, at 655-4444. 29. TUI UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE FOR MILITARY STUDENTS. Aloha military students! TUI University provides quality and fully accredited instruction regardless of your location, deployed or otherwise. TUI University offers maximum credit transferability. TUI University has a business college, as well as health sciences, education and information systems colleges available for qualified individuals. No academic entrance exams such as the GRE, MAT, or GMAT are required for admission. The TUIU MBA program requires a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in a business-related field. For further information, please check http://www.tuiu.edu or call 1-800-375-9878. 30. ASHFORD UNIVERSITY (AU) COUNSELOR AVAILABLE. Beginning on 04 August 2009, Ms. Mary Papillion, a counselor for AU, will begin holding regular office hours at the Schofield Barracks Army Education Center, Bldg. 560, Yano Hall, 2nd Floor. She will be in Room 202, every Tuesday from 0900 – 1630. AU students or prospective students may also contact Ms. Papillion at (808) 3542555 or by e-mail at email@example.com. For further information, please contact Ms. Chrissy A. Morris, Director, SBAEC, at 655-4444.
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31. SPOUSE TUITION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE. Great news for our military spouses! Spouse Tuition Assistance (TA) through the Career Advancement Account (ACC) Program is offered for all branches according to the following classifications: legal spouses of military service members with a minimum of one year remaining on Active Duty are eligible for the Program. This includes spouses of active duty service members, Coast Guard deployed with the Navy, Active/Guard Reserve (AGR), and Reserve Component service members (Guard and Reserve) called to active duty for a year or more. TUI University's spouse program is 6 + 2, meaning, spouses will take six classes using TA and receive two free classes for a total of eight classes within a 24 month period. The ACC program is administered by the AI Portal. To familiarize yourself with the website and the program's procedures go to: https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa. For further information, please check the website at http://www.tuiu.edu or call 1-800-375-9878. 32. CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM AVAILABLE. Central Michigan University Offers a 36 credit hour Master of Science in Administration degree with concentrations in: General Administration, Health Service Administration, Human Resource Administration, Leadership, and Public Administration. Degree can be completed in 18 months or less. For further information, call 624-3939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register. Additional information is available from Ms. Anita Tanner, Program Administrator, Central Michigan University, Hickam AFB, Hawaii, (808) 422-6118, fax (808) 423-6561. 33. EMPLOYMENT ORIENTATION. This orientation is the first step to helping you find the job you want! Learn how to prepare for your job search process. Get employment information on federal, state, private sector and staffing agencies. See the reference materials, job listings, computers, etc., available for use at the Army Community Service employment resource area. A company representative may also be attending and speak with spouses on job vacancies. Workshops are held on Fridays, 0900 – 1030 at Army Community Service (ACS), Schofield Barracks. Register on line at http://www.mwrarmyhawaii.com/, or call 655-4227. 34. TROOPS-TO-TEACHERS’ PROGRAM (TTTP). The TTTP assists eligible military personnel who are interested in transitioning to a new career as a public school teacher in schools serving students from low-income families. Mr. Bryan Miller, the counselor for the TTTP, comes to the Schofield Barracks Army Education Center, Bldg 560, Yano Hall, 2d Floor, the first Tuesday of each month from 1130-1300 to assist individuals who may be interested in this program. For more information, please contact Ms. Chrissy Morris at 655-4444. 35. NATIONAL TESTING CENTERS. In partnership with military education centers on Oahu, Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) has established five on-base national testing centers located at Hickam AFB, Pearl Harbor Naval Station, Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, Fort Shafter/Tripler Education Complex and the Schofield Barracks Army Education Center. These centers offer all 34 e-based CLEP exams, and results are available as soon as an exam is completed. Exams are free to all active-duty military service members, reservists, Coast Guard, National Guard and spouses and civilian employees of the Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army National Guard, Army Reserve and Coast Guard. Active-duty family members, military retirees, and DOD civilians are also eligible to take the exams at a cost of $90 each (a $40 savings over taking a paper-based exam.) HPU also offers 37 DSST exams, which are free for anyone who is funded for CLEP exams. DOD civilians may take these exams at a cost of $90 per exam. Additionally, HPU offers computer-based certification exams, such as NREMT, AMT, PTCB, CompTIA, Cisco and many others to on-post/base service members. The exam prices vary by exam and eligible personnel have the opportunity to be reimbursed for licensure and certification tests under the Montgomery GI Bill. A full listing of exams available at all HPU military testing sites may be viewed at www.pearsonvue.com/military/exams. Exams are given on Mondays and Wednesdays at Hickam AFB, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Pearl Harbor, Tuesdays and Fridays at Schofield Barracks, Thursdays at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base and Fridays at the Fort Shafter/Tripler Education Complex. You can schedule exams by e-mailing the name of the exam, location, time and date desired to email@example.com. (mcp [underscore] clep, etc.). For additional information, please call Mr. Dave Terry at (808) 543-8056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 36. WORK AND CAREERS WEBSITE. Need help in your job search process? Are you wondering how to market your skills and abilities? Explore the following websites – http://www.militaryspousejobsearch.org and http://www.myarmylifetoo.com – to learn jobs search techniques, resume writing tips, and obtain information on the Army Spouse Employment Partnership. For additional help, please contact the Army Community Service (ACS) office at 655-4227. 37. 2010 BASIC SKILL CLASSES SCHEDULED. Free basic reading and mathematics skills classes are being offered on a first come, first serve basis to all military, Family members, civilians and National Guard and Reserve personnel. (Reference is made to AR 621-5, Army Continuing Education System, Chapter 3, Soldier Development Program.) The 2010 schedule is as follows: Mon/Wed Courses: 4 Jan – 1 Mar 8 Mar – 26 Apr 3 May – 23 Jun 12 Jul – 30 Aug 8 Sep – 1 Nov 8 Nov – 21 Dec
Tue/Thu Courses: 5 Jan – 23 Feb 2 Mar – 20 Apr 4 May – 22 Jun 13 Jul – 31 Aug 7 Sep – 26 Oct
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Both Mon & Wed, and the Tue & Thu sessions are identical, so choose only one course, please. All class sessions are from 1730 – 2130 and are held at the Army Reserve Center, Ft. Shafter Flats, Bldg 1550, 1st Floor, Common Area (ocean side), near Room 125. NOTE: No classes are held on federal holidays. Each course is 60 hours long, and emphasizes math & reading. Each course is free and provided by the Moanalua/ Aiea Community School for Adults, State of Hawaii. Students will take a short test the first and last day of course to measure academic improvement. Students will be able to take the military Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT) upon course completion. For questions regarding the AFCT or ASVAB testing, contact the Education Center at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) at 433-6366 or the Schofield Barracks Center at 655-0800 or contact your recruiter. An application form and further information are contained on the flyer attached to the end of this Bulletin. Please complete the form and return as soon as possible prior to course start date to the Education Services Office, Fax#: (808) 4381379; email: email@example.com at 438-1600 exts. 3132, 3128, 3293, 3298, or 3176. 38. MONEY MANAGEMENT CLASSES, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS AND FORT SHAFTER. Come and learn the basic tools for financial success. Learn how to develop a spending plan, reduce expenses, and make your pay check work for you! Classes at Schofield Barracks are held at the Army Community Service office, Building 2091, every Wednesday from 1030 – 1200. Call 655-4227 to register. The class at Fort Shafter is held on the first Thursday of every month from 1300 – 1400. Call 438-9285 to register. For further information, please contact Ms. Robin Sherrod, Financial Readiness Program Manager, at 655-1717 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. 39. CREDIT MANAGEMENT CLASSES, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS AND FORT SHAFTER. Come and learn how to use your credit wisely and how to improve your credit score. Classes at Schofield Barracks are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 0900 1030 at the Army Community Service (ACS) office, Bldg. 2091. Call 655-4227 to register. The class at Fort Shafter is held on the first Thursday of the month from 1430 – 1600 at the Army Community Service office, Bldg 330. Call 438-9285 to register. For further information, please contact Ms. Robin Sherrod, Financial Readiness Program Manager, at 655-1717 or email: email@example.com. 40. CHECKBOOK MAINTENANCE CLASSES, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS. Learn and discuss opening and maintaining a checking account. Classes are held on the first Wednesday of the month from 0900 – 1300 at the Army Community Service (ACS), Bldg. 2091, Schofield Barracks. Call 655-4227 to register. For further information, please contact Ms. Robin Sherrod, Financial Readiness Program Manager, at 655-1717 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. 41. THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN AND “RETIREMENT IN A NUTSHELL” CLASSES (AVAILABILITY VARIES.) Learn how retirement plans like TSP work in terms of amount allowable and the different types of investment opportunities available. This class is offered every other month. For upcoming class dates/or to register, please contact Army Community Service, Schofield Barracks, at 655-4227. For further information, please contact Ms. Robin Sherrod, Financial Readiness Program Manager, at 655-1717 or email at: email@example.com. 42. CAR BUYING CLASS. (AVAILABILITY VARIES.) Learn how to get the most “vehicle” for your money. Class is offered every other month. For class dates and registration, please contact the Army Community Service office, Schofield Barracks, at 655-4227. For further information, please contact Ms. Robin Sherrod, Financial Readiness Program Manager, at 655-1717 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. 43. HOME BUYING CLASS (AVAILABILITY VARIES.) Want to know the benefits of owning a home, tax benefits, and the difference between owning and renting? Classes are offered every other month. For class dates and registration, please contact Army Community Service, Schofield Barracks, at 655-4227. For further information, please contact Ms. Robin Sherrod, Financial Readiness Program Manager, at 655-1717 or email at: email@example.com. 44. UNDERSTANDING INSURANCE. (AVAILABILITY VARIES.) Develop an understanding of the types of insurance (life, auto, rental/homeowners, etc.) and the necessity of adequate coverage. For class dates and registration, please contact the Army Community Service office, Schofield Barracks, at 655-4227. For further information, please contact Ms. Robin Sherrod, Financial Readiness Program Manager, at 655-1717 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. 45. TRIPLER/FT SHAFTER EDUCATION CENTER TESTING SERVICES. For test scheduling and information, Soldiers may email TAMCedctr@hawaii.army.mil concerning the DLPT I – V, OPI, AFCT, SAT or ACT, college placement tests, TABE 7, DLAB, AFAST, and other civilian and military tests. Appointment cards are available from on-site counselors in Bldg 102, Room 101, 1 Jarrett White Road, Tripler/Ft. Shafter Army Education Complex. All testing requires scheduled appointments by our part-time Test Examiner; there is no walk-in testing. For further information, please call 433-4184.
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46. TRIPLER/FT SHAFTER EDUCATION COMPLEX LRC/MLF. The Learning Resource Center/Multi-Learning Facility, (LRC/MLF) Room 100, is open from 0800 – 1300 and 1400 – 1600, Monday – Friday, with computers and reference material for individualized self-paced independent study of college and career research, and civilian/military practice tests, such as: GO-ARMY-ED COLLEGE PORTAL (Training, Research & Enrollment) CLEP/DSST/ECE/GT/ASVAB (Study & Predictor Tests) ARMY CORRESPONDENCE COURSES (for MOS Training & Promotion Points) ACT/SAT/GRE/GMAT/LSAT/MILLERS ANALOGY (College Study & Practice Tests) COMPUTERS (for preparation of college requirements, AKO & Army eLearning) WORLDWIDE SCHOLARSHIPS and college research ARMY MOS-RELATED Field Manuals, Tech. Tapes (for working toward retention/promotion) Please call 433-4159 for more information.
ROBERT M. STEPHENS, Ph.D. Garrison Director of Human Resources
DISTRIBUTION: USAG-HI intranet site: https://portal.usarpac.army.mil:36000/imcom-pacific/Garrisons/Hawaii/hiHROffices/Bulletin/Pages/default.aspx DOIM internet site: http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/sites/bulletins/bulletins.asp DHR-ALL Bulletin Electronic Mailing List
Notice SMOKE TESTING SEWER LINES Underground Services, inc. a subcontractor to Aqua Engineers, Inc. is conducting a smoke test of the sanitary sewer system. Work crews will be in your area starting:
October 5, 2009 for approximately 3 weeks A â€œSMOKE TESTâ€? survey will assist our inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in our sewer system. The smoke you see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS NO ODOR, WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. It is advisable for the home owner to pour a gallon of water into each floor drain prior to our testing. If smoke enters your home there is good reason to assume that dangerous sewer gases may also be entering your home or business. You should evacuate immediately and notify our work crews. If you are not home and discover smoke when you return, please call us at 621-3098. IMPORTANT! If there is any individual in your home or business who has respiratory problems and is immobile, please notify us at 621-3098 prior to testing.
SUBJECT: Enrollment in FREE Basic Reading/ Mathematics Skills Class. First Come, First Served! 1. Reference is made to AR 621-5, Army Continuing Education System, Chapter 3, Soldier Development Programs. 2. This course is designed as a Basic Skills review course, open to all: Reserve, Family Members, Civilians in the community, National Guard, and members of all other services. 3. Recommend: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ (Rank if military or state Civilian) (Last, First, MI) (Last 4 of SSN) Unit Name (if Military) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Ph. Cell Ph. Work Ph. Email Address Be enrolled in the Reading/ Mathematics Basic Skills course to: ___ Enter the Reserve
____ Enter the Active Duty Military
___ Raise GT (reenlistment/promotion/ MOS)
___ Raise academic skills for NCOES/ College
___ Prepare for a job
___ Other reason (state):
4. Select a course in 2010 and please mark on the appropriate line below:
MON/ WED Courses
TUE/ THU Courses
___ 4 Jan – 1 Mar
___ 12 Jul – 30 Aug
___ 5 Jan – 23 Feb
___ 13 Jul – 31 Aug
___ 8 Mar – 26 Apr
___ 8 Sep – 1 Nov
___ 2 Mar – 20 Apr
___ 7 Sep – 26 Oct
___ 3 May – 23 Jun
___ 8 Nov – 27 Dec
___ 4 May – 22 Jun
Both Mon & Wed, and the Tues & Thurs sessions are identical, so choose one course, please. ALL Classes Sessions are 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm LOCATION: Army Reserve, Ft. Shafter Flats, Bldg 1550, 1st Floor, Common Area (ocean side), near Room 125. NOTE: No classes are held on federal holidays. Each course is 60 hours long, and emphasizes math & reading. Each course is free and provided by the Moanalua/ Aiea Community School for Adults, State of Hawaii. If absent, student must contact instructor for missed work at email@example.com 5. Students will take a short test the first and last day of course to measure academic improvement. Students will be able to take the military Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT) upon course completion. For questions regarding the AFCT or ASVAB testing, contact the Education Center at Tripler: 433-6366 or Schofield: 655-0800 or your recruiter. 6. Please complete the form below and return this memo as soon as possible prior to course start date to the Education Services Office, Fax#: (808) 438-1379; email: firstname.lastname@example.org at telephone # 438-1600 X 3132, X 3128 X 3293, X 3298, & X 3176.
MARSHA D. WELLEIN Army Reserve Regional Director of Education
MATH & READING REVIEW What:
7½ weeks review course in math and reading skills by an experienced, professional instructor Eleven 60-hour courses are being offered MON/ WED Courses:
TUE/ THU Courses:
___ 4 Jan – 1 Mar
___ 12 Jul – 30 Aug
___ 5 Jan – 23 Feb
___ 4 May – 22 Jun
___ 8 Mar – 26 Apr
___ 8 Sep – 1 Nov
___ 2 Mar – 20 Apr
___ 13 Jul – 31 Aug
___ 3 May – 23 Jun
___ 8 Nov – 27 Dec
___ 7 Sep – 26 Oct
All Class Sessions are 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: U.S. Army Reserve, Fort Shafter Flats, (across the highway from the main Ft Shafter post) Bldg. 1550, 1st Floor, Common Area (ocean side) Near Room 125 Contact: 9th MSC, Education Services Office Ft Shafter Flats, Bldg. #1550, Room 124/125 Phone: 808-438-1600 Ext. # 3132, 3128, 3293, 3298 or 3176 Fax: 808-438-1379 Email: Education@9rsc.army.mil PLEASE COMPLETE ENROLLMENT FORM ON REVERSE SIDE. NOTICE:
Open to all: Reserve, Civilians, Family Members, National Guard, Active Duty from other Services, DoD personnel, & others who are interested in self-improvement, want to join the service, or prepare for military/ civilian Schools.
THE 25th INFANTRY DIVISION AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY HAWAII PROUDLY CELEBRATES NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH NOVEMBER 2009 DATE: 3 NOVEMBER 2009 TIME: 1030-1200 HRS LOCATION: SGT SMITH THEATER, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS LUNCH: NATIVE AMERICAN MENU AT THE AWARD WINNING, K-QUAD DINING FACILITY • • • • •
GUEST SPEAKER – CHIEF REDHAWK SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION ARTIFACT DISPLAYS EDUCATIONAL CULTURAL DISPLAYS TRADITIONAL DANCERS
HOSTED BY THE 2-25TH STRYKER BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: MSG ADO @ 655-6244 / 224730-2416
WANTED FOR QUESTIONING BY CID
IF SEEN PLEASE CALL 911. DO NOT TRY TO APPREHEND REFERENCE CASE NUMBER 0375-09-CID108-71104
POC for this poster is SA James R. BURLEIGH at (808) 655-6855
The above individuals are wanted for questioning in connection with a sexual assault which occurred at 1700, 25 Sep 09, on Schofield Barracks, HI. Subjects were last seen driving a silver (possibly a Mazda) four door with either a black bumper or spoiler on the back and a square shaped scratch behind the back door on the passenger side.