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Absentee voting guide
Service members face unique obstacles while voting. That's why MOAA has created an easy, step-by-step guide to help you vote using an absentee ballot. Visit http://www.moaa.org/absenteevoting/. Absentee voting is crucial to democracy at every level. Download your free voting guide for the information you need in upcoming state and local elections.

Older Americans Who Neglect Oral Care Put Overall Health At Risk. Conscientious parents constantly remind their children to brush and floss, and routinely schedule dental checkups to make sure their teeth and gums are healthy – and staying that way.

But youngsters aren’t the only ones who who can use such reminders. Older Americans need to put a priority on their oral health as well, and research shows that as a group they aren’t doing so. Some findings are : Tooth loss, Oral cancer and/or dry mouth. For more information contact your personal dental hygienist and dentist.

The Garrison Hawaii Installation Voting Assistance Officer and UVAO's of USARHAW, joined forces and conducted a simultaneous celebration of the 2018 Armed Forces Voters Week at the Schofield Barracks and Ft. Shafter Exchanges on June 29. Over 150 Federal Post Cards, Apllication Forms, and voting flyers were given out to Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians at both Schofield and Ft. Shafter.

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Local military units continue to conduct various exercises that may be heard by surrounding communities.

For the community's awareness :
-July 15-30: The 25th Infantry Division will be conducting a large-scale training exercise called Lightning Forge in the following Army training areas: Schofield Barracks East Range, Dillingham Army Airfield and Kahuku Training Area.

- July 17: Army Lightning Academy helicopter operations, East Range.
Training will occur during daytime and nighttime hours.

The military appreciates the understanding and continued support of the
local community. While sometimes loud, this training is critical to ensure
military units and service members are ready to accomplish their mission and return home safely.

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All Clear -- Emergency officials have given the “all clear” in response to a suspicious item that was reported on Fort Shafter, near Warner and Wilson roads, at approximately 12:40 p.m. today.

Officials from the Army, City and County and FBI responded. As a safety precaution, they evacuated buildings and closed roads in the surrounding area pending further investigation of the item.

"We greatly appreciate the community’s patience and understanding throughout the response effort," said Col. Thomas Barrett, commander of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. “The safety and security of our communities is something we take very seriously, and today’s joint response demonstrates that.”

Officials determined the item was a piece of training equipment inside a construction site, and the circumstances of its presence at the site are under investigation.

This incident was not part of the Army’s emergency response exercise conducted Wednesday and today.

Emergency officials have given the “all clear” at Fort Shafter (in response to the suspicious item), and HPD is re-opening the closed portion of Middle Street. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding!

Mahalo to all of our emergency responders.

Soldiers will no longer have to wait one year after completing their Advanced Individual Training to receive tuition assistance.

Soldiers in an active duty status might want to use tuition assistance and save their GI Bill for when they leave the service because it includes a housing stipend that could benefit them. Also, they might want to pass along that benefit to a family member if they so choose.

Soldiers should contact their installation education office for more details.

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Emergency officials are responding to a report of a suspicious item at Fort Shafter, near Warner and Wilson Roads. As a safety precaution please avoid the area until further notice. This is not an exercise. We’ll provide further information as it becomes available.

The Kolekole Hiking Trail will be closed on Saturday & Sunday, July 14 and 15 for the Lightning Forge Exercises.

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Any water leak is a significant water leak! Every drop counts. Do your part to conserve.

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Those looking to serve Warfighters and their families can explore meaningful career opportunities with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at its newly redesigned employment website.

The online resource allows Veterans, military family members, civilians and current Exchange team members to apply for positions around the world with the Department of Defense’s largest retailer. To apply, vist ApplyMyExchange.com. Read more: https://bit.ly/2m4grga.

Increased Security — Due to the FULL-SCALE EXERCISE, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii has increased security at Fort Shafter and Fort Shafter Flats this morning. Fort Shafer's Patch Gate is closed to inbound traffic.

Please allow for adequate commuting time adjacent these areas and fully cooperate with gate guards and law enforcement personnel. Updates will be provided when they are available.

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REMINDER: U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be conducting an annual exercise 11-12 July to evaluate first responder and emergency response capabilities in the event of a natural or man-made emergency. Exercise activities will take place at
Fort Shafter Flats and Fort DeRussy, 11 July, and at Schofield Barracks, 12 July.

Individuals may see and hear emergency response vehicles in and around these installations but should not be alarmed.

11 July 2018: Beginning around 9:00 A.M. there will be increased security at Fort Shafter and Fort Shafter Flats access control gates. Fort Shafter's Patch Gate will be closed to inbound traffic during this time.

These measures may result in traffic delays into Fort Shafter Flats and Fort Shafter during this period, so please allow for adequate commuting time adjacent to the Fort Shafter area.

There will also be a simulated dirty bomb explosion at
Fort Shafter Flats. Residents should not be alarmed if the simulator is heard. A report of a suspicious package will occur at Fort DeRussy.

12 July 2018: There will be a simulated "island-wide" earthquake resulting in simulated damage to buildings and mass casualties at Schofield Barracks.

Residents are advised that there will be temporary traffic delays and increased vehicle traffic by Military Police vehicles, fire engines, litter buses, and ambulances on the roadways at Fort Shafter, Fort Shafter Flats, and Schofield Barracks areas.

We thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation. Do not be alarmed: This is only an execise.

REMINDER - The 2018 Army Hawaii Ten - Miler Qualifier Race is this Saturday, July 14 at 6 a.m. Get up early and cheer on your Soldier(s) as they qualify for a spot to represent U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii in Washington D.C. on October 7. The double loop route is attached.

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Military Personnel Division Relocation at Schofield Barracks.

In support of the US Army Garrison-Hawaii Full Scale Exercise, the Military Personnel Division (MPD) will exercise its continuity of operations plan by relocating MPD services from the Soldier Support Center, Building 750, to the Conroy Bowl, on Thursday, 12 July 2018 from 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The following MPD services will relocate to the Conroy Bowl:
Reassignment/Levy Briefings (0800-UTC)
Transition Center counseling appointments (0730-1200)
Retirement Services Office appointments (0730-1200)
Out-Processing services (0730-1200)

Full service operations will be restored to the Soldier Support Center (Building 750) on Friday, 13 July.
Point of contact is Tim Ryan, Chief, Military Personnel Division at 655-0893.

Exercise Exercise Exercise - USAG-HI Full-Scale Exercise 11-12 July 2018.

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be conducting an annual exercise 11-12 July to evaluate first responder and emergency response capabilities in the event of a natural or man-made emergency.

Exercise activities will take place at Fort Shafter Flats and Fort DeRussy, 11 July, and at Schofield Barracks, 12 July. Individuals may see and hear emergency response vehicles in and around these installations but should not be alarmed.

11 July 2018: Beginning around 9:00 A.M. there will be increased security at Fort Shafter and Fort Shafter Flats access control gates, which will conclude when exercises scenarios have been met.

The Fort Shafter's Patch Gate will be closed to inbound traffic during this time. These measures may result in traffic delays into Fort Shafter Flats and Fort Shafter during this period, so please allow for adequate commuting time adjacent to the Fort Shafter area. T

here will be a simulated dirty bomb explosion at Fort Shafter Flats. Residents should not be alarmed if the simulator is heard. A report of a suspicious package will occur at Fort DeRussy.

12 July 2018: There will be a simulated "island-wide" earthquake resulting in simulated damage to buildings and mass casualties at Schofield Barracks.

Residents are advised of temporary traffic delays and increased vehicle traffic by Military Police vehicles, fire engines, litter buses, and ambulances on the roadways at Fort Shafter, Fort Shafter Flats, and Schofield Barracks areas.

We ask for everyone's patience, understanding, and cooperation. Don't be alarmed; this is only an exercise.

REMINDER - VA Gate Access — Veterans can no longer use their Veteran Health Information Card (VHIC) to access Tripler Army Medical Center. Effective Oct. 1, veterans and their caregivers must present a valid driver's license or state ID and proof of SSN. They must have photos taken at either of these locations:

• The Spark M. Matsunaga Ambulatory Care Center, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday-Friday (Modular 5, 2nd Floor).
• The Visitor Control Center, Bldg. 6508, Leilehua Golf Course, Wahiawa, between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday-Friday. (It's closed from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
• The Vet Mobile at Oahu Veteran Center, 1298 Kukila St., Honolulu, every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Call 655-1620 if you have any questions.

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REMINDER:
Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation
(FMWR) sports equipment, located on Watts Field, cannot be moved for daily Physical Training, official or personnel use, or any other events or activities.

Moving the soccer goals, bleachers, cones, etc., is causing unnecessary delays and cancellations to the Child & Youth Sports program events.

Please refrain from this practice and inform all your personnel. Remember your actions are affecting our Youth sports activities. Thank you all for your cooperation. For questions, reservations, or concerns, please contact James H. Price, Operations Officer, USAG-HI DPTMS at 808-656-0253.

Local military units are scheduled to conduct various activities here in July that may be heard by surrounding communities.

For the community's awareness;
- July 8: Army Hawaii National Guard demolitions training, on Schofield

- July 9-31: Army Lightning Academy training with blank ammunition and explosive simulators, East Range. Training will occur during daytime and nighttime hours.

Exchange Expands Layaway Program to Include Computers, and laptops from July 1 to Aug. 31, just in time for back-to-school season, The Exchange shoppers can use layaway, to hold computers, notebooks, tablets and iPads—items that are not typically eligible for the layaway program. For more information, visit http://www.shopmyexchange.com

The Hale Koa Hotel Ilima Swimming Pool Complex will be closed for approximately one year beginning on July 9, 2018, due to a major renovation of the entire complex. Since the Hotel's smaller Maile Pool will provide limited capacity during the Ilima Pool renovation, access to the Maile Pool will remain restricted to only registered hotel guests. Point of Contact is: Mr. Chris Bush, Chief, Public Affairs, Installation Management Command-Pacific at 438-3082.

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The Kolekole Hiking Trail will be closed on July 7, Saturday for live fire.
It will however, be open to all DoD cardholders and their guests on Sunday, July 8.

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HAPPY 242ND BIRTHDAY USA