Happy Holidays from the Warrior Brigade!
December 20, 2013
Greetings of Aloha this holiday season from the Warrior Ohana to yours. CSM Crosby and I are grateful for the sacrifices you and your Families make in service to our Nation each and every day. We are proud of what the Warrior Brigade has accomplished this year and none of it would be possible without each and every Soldier working together with the support of our families. Whenever we visit the various units in the brigade, we see Soldiers striving to improve themselves and their teams, and we take notice. Without your hard work, we could not have gotten where we are today, one of the best Brigade Combat Teams in the United States Army.
While we are beaming with pride over this year's accomplishments, now is the time to look ahead, not behind. We must remain committed to building our partnerships throughout the Pacific, and strengthening our relationships with our loved ones here at home. In the coming year, we ask everyone to approach personal and professional relationships with mutual respect and trust, and to reinvigorate your dedication to duty.
For those of you traveling to be with family over the holiday in the more wintry weather states, use caution and consider risks while operating in those environments. If you're using the holidays to take advantage of all the wonderful things the Hawaiian Islands have to offer, be mindful of the unique hazards of the ocean and the trails. Take care of yourselves, take care of your families, take care of one another. Enjoy the time with your
family, friends, and loved ones, and return from your break refreshed and ready for what challenges the year 2014 will bring to us all.
Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau'oli Makahiki Hou
Wishing you a healthy, happy and successful New Year.