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The Conversation: Weekend COVID vaccine clinics for students begin; 2 films commemorate Veterans Day

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Sgt. Jon Heinrich/8th Theater Sustainment Command
The 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, hosted a Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony Nov. 7, 2014 in front of the Army Museum in Honolulu. The ceremony inducted 10 Army NCOs and four retired U.S. service members from the island in honor of Veterans Day.
  • Winston Sakurai, principal of Kaʻohao School, formerly Lanikai Elementary, discusses holding a weekend COVID vaccine shot clinic for students aged 5-11 | Full Article
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Nathan Eagle takes a deep dive into the history of the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council as a long-awaited audit of the agency wraps up | Full Article
  • Retired Army Lt. Col. Wilfredo Tungol, a Filipino veteran living in Hawaiʻi, shares the importance of the MoveMeHawaii effort by the Beta Beta Gamma Foundation to highlight social justice issues | Full Segment
  • Samantha Farinella, director of the Vietnam War documentary "Hunting in Wartime," talks about Native Alaskan veterans and the bond they formed with our islands — ahead of the film's PBS Hawaiʻi premiere on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 p.m. | Full Segment
  • Retired Big Island teacher Patricia Richardson shares her experience as one of the Peace Corps early recruits as the organization celebrates its 60th anniversary | Link to Events | Full Segment
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