Money conversations with your kids made easier with our Money as You Grow Book Club. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has an initiative called the Money as You Grow book club, where you can use children’s books to discuss money concepts through reading, play, and one-on-one talks. Research shows that parents and caregivers have the most influence on their children’s financial capability. If you’re like most parents, you probably recognize this—and you’re interested in setting your kids on a path toward financial well-being. But many parents also say they don’t always have time, tools, or confidence to start talking about money.
Fortunately, many of the building blocks for good financial decision making – like patience, planning, and problem-solving – don’t require a lot of financial know-how. Read more at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/money-as-you-grow/book-club/
Reminder - The prescribed burn of the Schofield Barracks training range complex, will begin this afternoon, April 23.
Fire officials plan to complete the burn in approximately three to seven days. This annual event is to prevent brushfires and their potential threat to more than 30 species of endangered plants and animals.
Service members, spouses and civilians are invited to the Community Information Exchange, Wednesday, April 25, 9 a.m.
at the Schofield Nehelani, to hear about what’s happening in Garrison programs and services the next 90 days. Also, subject matter experts will answer any questions you have. The CIE is broadcast live on Facebook.
Coffee with a Cop – Get to know and voice your concerns to Law Enforcement and Safety Officers from Schofield Barracks and the Honolulu Police Department on April 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Schofield Barracks PX Food Court.
Day of Remembrance — The Army community joins the nation to remember the Holocaust – the millions of men, women and children persecuted by the Nazi regime in the 1930s and 40s – on Tuesday, April 24th, from 10-11 a.m., at the Main Post Chapel, Schofield Barracks. We also remember the heroes whose actions saved incalculable lives. The theme for this year is "Learning from the Holocaust: Legacy of Perseverance."
IMCOM Commander Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl reviews USAG-Hawaii bio-fuel plant, other areas.
Tripler Army Medical Center — Staff and patients are informed that the waste water pipe replacement work outside of Tripler's gate is continuing. Unfortunately, this work is expected to continue into the summer.
Permits are being secured right now for the construction. Patients and staff can expect traffic and delays with only a single lane of traffic in each direction available until construction is completed. Updates will be provided when they are received.
Forty Seven Soldiers from the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, has redeployed on April 13 after supporting missions in Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan for the last 9 months.
Welcomed by more than a hundred family members, friends and fellow Soldiers at a ceremony on Fort Shafter, the 8th HRSC is comprised of Soldiers who focus on human resource missions such as personnel accountability, strength management, casualty reporting, and Army postal operations throughout the theater.
The specialized unit is one of only five HRSCs in the entire Army, and this is their fourth such deployment since its creation in 2006. View video at https://www.dvidshub.net/video/594350/8th-hrsc-home-coming (click picture below).
This Friday, April 20, the Armed Services YMCA at 1262 Santos Dumont Ave., Bldg 122, Wheeler Army Airfield, is celebrating the Month of the Military Child with a potluck from 11 a.m - 2 p.m. Be sure to wear your Purple Up for Military Kids shirt! This event will be a picnic style potluck, so bring your own chair or blanket to sit. Please RSVP with what you are bringing at email@example.com.
Kolekole — You can enjoy the Schofield Barracks Kolekole Hiking Trail both Saturday, April 21 and Sunday April 22 between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. It's open to DOD ID cardholders and their guests. Call Range Control at 655-1434 if you have problems with gate access.
U.S. Army helicopter crews from the 25th Infantry Division evacuated more than 180 Kauai residents and visitors from areas threatened by flood waters while delivering approximately 43,000 pounds of food, water, and clothing to distressed areas across the island April 16-17.
Below, Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, load a law enforcement vehicle laden with water onto a CH-47 Chinook April 17 to assist in disaster relief operations in northern Kauai after severe rains, flooding and mudslides stranded hundreds of residents and tourists. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)
The U.S. Army recognizes volunteers' extraordinary service and support during Volunteer Appreciation Week and highlights the volunteers' contributions and accomplishments. We will formally acknowledge those who give so much of their time and themselves on April 20 at the Nehelani from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. For more information about Volunteer Appreciation Week please contact the Army Community Services at 655-4227.
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey, the senior enlisted adviser for the Army, visits with Soldiers from across 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Army Pacific Command, April 12, 2018, to try and understand how he can make the Army even better. See more photos at www.hawaiiarmyweekly.com/2018/04/17/sgt-maj-of-the-army-daniel-dailey-visits-25th-id/. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David N. Beckstrom)
The Army's specialized Wildland Fire Division is scheduled to begin the prescribed burn of the Schofield Barracks training range complex, beginning next week, April 23. Fire officials plan to complete the burn in approximately three to seven days. This annual event is to prevent brushfires and their potential threat to more than 30 species of endangered plants and animals.
The childhood immunization schedule is perhaps the most important tool we have in preventing and eliminating diseases. If you want to learn more about child vaccinations, join our Twitter chat this Wednesday, April 18 at https://go.usa.gov/xQbxa
We should care about our indoor air. We spend up to 90 percent of our time indoors, however, indoor air is actually more polluted than outdoor air. This kind of pollution can cause a number of environmental and health concerns. Find more information about indoor air pollution and additional steps to improve your indoor air quality at sustainableusar.com/iaq.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Civilian and military communities are committed to raising awareness, preventing sexual violence and providing essential support to survivors. Societal awareness of sexual harassment and sexual assault have soared in recent months as a result of misconduct charges sweeping across media, entertainment and other industries. Read more at www.PreventSexualAssault.army.mil.
Treat yourself! The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will celebrate Purple Up Day on April 18 with a free treat for any child who wears purple to participating Exchange restaurants. For more information, contact your local Exchange. Click here for more information https://bit.ly/2GAY6jk
You may qualify for free tax help at over 11,000 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites nationwide. VITA sites are located at community and neighborhood centers and provide tax assistance to taxpayers whose incomes qualify for the program.
For more information, please see below or the attached press release.
Beware of tax scams. The Internal Revenue Service concluded its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams with a warning to taxpayers to remain vigilant about these aggressive and evolving schemes throughout the year, many of which peak during tax-filing season. For more information https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scamsconsumer-alerts
Be Aware of Suspicious Packages -Events over the last few weeks show it is plausible to carry out attacks using packages containing IEDs or chemicals against government or military targets. All personnel and their Families need to exercise caution and be aware of the threat from suspicious packages. Because of these events, there is an increased need to raise awareness among the Army community on the handling of suspicious packages and precautionary steps to protect personnel and their Families. For additional information
click on the Army Antiterrorism Enterprise Portal (ATEP) at https://army.deps.mil/army/sites/PMG/prog/ATEP/default.aspx.
Traffic flow will be modified for drilling and soil sampling on Trimble Road and Waianae Avenue from April 11 - April 20. Monday through Friday hours will be from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours will be 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Kolekole — The Kolekole Hiking Trail will be closed this Saturday, April 14, due to a scheduled live fire. You can enjoy the Schofield Barracks walking-hiking trail this Sunday, April 15 – between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. It's open to DOD ID cardholders and their guests. Call Range Control at 655-1434 if you have problems with gate access.
Newcomers — We welcome aboard newcomers to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. They have received certificates of completion for participating in the Team Member Orientation, March 22-27, at Wheeler Army Airfield from USAG-HI Commander Col. Stephen E. Dawson. The new employees will join various departments within USAG-HI, to include the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Salute!