By Col. Douglas Mulbury, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison-HawaiiSeptember 13, 2010
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - In line with our commitment to serve and support the Soldiers and families of our military communities, the community town hall meetings for our north and south residents on Oahu have been scheduled.
The quarterly meetings are intended to keep residents up-to-date on the latest happenings in their neighborhoods, as well as provide an opportunity to voice quality-of-life concerns before senior leadership and agency representatives.
These town hall meetings complement other garrison customer service programs that require community feedback, which enables us to best serve our community and customers.
For example, an issue brought up in a previous town hall has been resolved. A resident asked to have more guards at the gates to give the post some much-needed security, particularly during Halloween.
In the past, scores of uninvited non-military youth and adults managed to find their way on to the installations during the annual costume celebrations. For Halloween this year, all gates will be manned, and only registered vehicles and Department of Defense personnel are authorized access to the installations.
In the upcoming meetings, we will have updates from the Directorate of Emergency Services; Island Palm Communities, formerly known as Army Hawaii Family Housing; Directorate of Public Works; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and the Religious Support Office.
We encourage your attendance and participation, to make your voices heard and raise the issues that will benefit you and others in your community. You are our eyes and ears of our communities and we are here to listen.
Upcoming town halls
Aca,!AcOahu North, Sept. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Schofield Barracks Post Conference Room.
Aca,!AcOahu South, Oct. 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Aliamanu Military Reservation's Chapel.