MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to Host Veterans Employment Roundtable, Participate in Ceremonies for Active Military and Veterans

October 14, 2014
Press Release

Media Advisory for October 16-20, 2014—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) will be working with veteran groups and addressing active and retired military personnel this week.  She will attend the United States Air Force’s historic change of command ceremony at which General Herbert J. Carlisle will relinquish command of Pacific Air Forces to General Lori J. Robinson, the first female general to head the Air Force in the Pacific and the first non-pilot to command air power in such a large theater of operation.

The congresswoman will host an Employment Resources Roundtable meeting with leaders from the 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Hawaiʻi Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, U.S. Veterans Initiative, and select regional businesses that focus on career opportunities for transitioning military members.  The group will address routine attrition, impending downsizing, and how existing community resources can be connected to the active duty military community and veterans seeking employment.

Rep. Gabbard will also deliver keynote remarks at the first-ever Kauaʻi Women Veterans Conference, the 239th Navy Birthday Ball hosted by the United States Pacific Fleet, the Pacific Islands Women in Leadership seminar, and the Aloha Shriners Club banquet.

NOTE:  Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard may be unable to accept media inquiries or respond to congressional requests for interviews and statements on/after October 17 as she will be called up for military state active duty with the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard’s Ana Task Force, which will be focused on damage projection prior to the storm’s impact, assessment after the storm passes, and assistance to residents and area officials.  Please contact Erika Tsuji at (808) 286-0803 for current status or more information.

 

DETAILS:

Thursday, October 16:  Oʻahu


10:30 a.m.  Attend the United States Air Force’s historic change of command ceremony at which General Herbert J. Carlisle will relinquish command of Pacific Air Forces to General Lori J. Robinson.

Where:  Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam, Ceremony at Hangar 19, Reception to follow at the Historic Hickam Officers Club Lanai, Honolulu

1:30 p.m.  Host an Employment Resources Roundtable that focuses on career opportunities for transitioning military members and veterans seeking employment.

Where: Senator Daniel Inouye Conference Room at Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-214, Honolulu

3:00 p.m.  Facilitate a discussion with the Pacific Islands Women in Leadership group, a network of Hawaii's female leaders from Tonga, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and the Marshall Islands; the group will provide an update on the concerns they’ve been working to address, which include economic, governance, environmental, and social issues.

Where:  Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-214, Honolulu

Saturday, October 18:  Kauaʻi, Oahu

9:30 a.m.  Deliver keynote remarks at the first-ever Kauaʻi Women Veterans Conference; share inspirational message and appreciation for women in the military; discuss personal experiences as a female veteran, how military demographics are changing, highlight the unique challenges and opportunities that female servicemembers face, and why servant-leadership is a valuable quality for today’s female veterans; respond to questions from the audience.

Where:  Kauai Veterans Center Hall, 3215 Kapule Hwy, Lʻhu‘e

Note:  Participation subject to change pending military duty

6:30 p.m.  Deliver keynote remarks at the 239th Navy Birthday Ball hosted by the United States Pacific Fleet; this year’s theme: “Thanking those who support us.”

Where:  Hawaiʻi Ballroom at the Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki

Note:  Participation subject to change pending military duty

Monday, October 20:  Oʻahu

6:00 p.m.  Deliver keynote remarks, share a congressional update, and give thanks to the Aloha Shriners Club, a brotherhood of men dedicated to providing care for Hawaiʻi children and families in need.

Where:  Private room at Wailana Coffee House, 1860 Ala Moana Blvd., Waikiki

Note:  Participation subject to change pending military duty

 

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