Facebook Town Hall is Wednesday at 6:30 pm
August 24, 2012
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Soldiers, families and civilians can get answers directly from the people who oversee on-post services and programs during U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's quarterly Facebook Town Hall.
The next virtual town hall is 6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 29, at www.facebook.com/usaghawaii, under the "Events" tab, located in the top toolbar.
"As the new garrison commander, this town hall helps me understand which services and programs are important to our Soldiers, families and civilians," said Col. Daniel Whitney, commander, USAG-HI. "It also highlights any garrison support areas that may need improvement or revision."
2012 is the second year that USAG-HI has hosted a Facebook Town Hall every quarter.
"Facebook is a familiar form of communication for Soldiers and families," said Dennis Drake, director, Public Affairs. "These town halls are convenient for them because they don't need to rearrange schedules or find child care to attend."
USAG-HI subject matter experts will be on hand to answer queries. They include representatives from the Directorate of Emergency Services, which oversees police, fire, traffic and security issues; Island Palm Communities, which handles family housing; the Directorate of Public Works, which is responsible for road construction; and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, which runs programs like Army Community Service, the School Liaison Office, and Child, Youth and School Services.
Any queries not addressed the evening of Aug. 29, or queries for other organizations, will be answered in the days following the virtual town hall.
Participants are asked for patience in receiving a response. Historically, a high volume of comments is received, and every question may not be addressed during the time frame of the online town hall.
Participants are also asked to refrain from reposting questions multiple times, as this practice causes confusion on the event page.
USAG-HI's "wall" will not be monitored during the town hall, and comments posted on the wall will not be addressed the evening of the Facebook Town Hall.
Service and family members are reminded that this virtual town hall forum is a family-friendly event; comments and questions that are offensive or derogatory will be removed.
"This forum is an excellent opportunity to take the current 'pulse' of the Army family here in Hawaii," Whitney said.
The Facebook Town Hall is 6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 29, at www.facebook.com/usaghawaii. Click on the "Events" tab in the top menu, then click on "Garrison Facebook Town Hall (August)."
Anonymous or private questions can be emailed to AskTheCommander.firstname.lastname@example.org or posted at https://ice.disa.mil.