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  • Army chief of staff discusses way forward during visit to Japan

    Jan 23, 2012

    The Army's top-ranking officer was in Japan on Jan. 19, 2012, to meet with senior leaders from both the U.S. and Japanese militaries and governments to discuss the U.S. Army's role in helping to shape the future of the Pacific region.

  • 25th CAB Deploys for OEF

    Jan 23, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- 25th Combat Aviation Brigade "Wings of Lightning," 25th Infantry Division Soldiers completed deployment the week of Jan. 23 from Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Odierno visits American Soldiers in South Korea

    Jan 20, 2012

    The U.S. Army's top officer met with senior Army leaders and American Soldiers in South Korea Jan. 19-20, 2012.

  • CSA's wife sees Yongsan for the first time

    Jan 20, 2012

    Linda Odierno, wife of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, began her first visit to South Korea with a tour of Yongsan Garrison.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Alaska

    Jan 20, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visits U.S. Army Alaska headquarters at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • U.S. Army chief of staff to visit troops in Korea

    Jan 19, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - As the U.S. military shifts its focus to the Asia Pacific region, the U.S. Army's senior uniformed leader will visit American Soldiers in Korea Jan. 19 - 20.

  • Top U.S. Army leaders meet on Yongsan Garrison

    Jan 19, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Senior U.S. Army leaders discussed the readiness of U.S. Army forces in Korea Jan. 18 - 19 as the U.S. military shifts its focus to the Asia Pacific region.

  • Eighth Army to participate in Yama Sakura in Japan

    Jan 19, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Approximately 150 American Soldiers from the Eighth Army headquarters element will participate in Exercise Yama Sakura in Japan from Jan. 24 - Feb. 5.

  • Army Chief of Staff stresses Asia-Pacific theater Hawaii significance

    Jan 18, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno emphasized Hawaii's role in Asia Pacific strategy during his visit to U.S. Army Pacific's 25th Infantry Division Jan. 17, 2012.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Hawaii

    Jan 17, 2012

    Gen. Raymond F. Odierno visits Hawaii for the first time as the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Jan 15-17. Odierno's visit highlights the U.S. Army's support to the Pacific region.

  • People to People honors Yongsan Garrison

    Jan 17, 2012

    SEOUL, Republic of Korea -- People to People International honored three members of the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Command during its 39th Annual International Friendship Night and award banquet at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul, Jan. 13.

  • USARPAC commander outlines Hawaii's importance to Army at community leaders' talk

    Jan 13, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski joined senior military leaders of the Pacific Command at the 11th annual Hawaii Military Partnership Conference Jan. 5 in Waikiki. Wiercinski, the U.S. Army Pacific commander, and other PACOM component commanders from each of the services based in Hawaii, presented an overview of current and projected posturing of the U.S. military in Asia and the Pacific to the Military Affairs Council, the Chamber of Commerce and other officials. Wiercinski stressed the importance of Army forces in the Pacific.

  • Guard assists Alaska community buried in snow

    Jan 12, 2012

    Alaska National Guard members arrived in Cordova Sunday afternoon to help the citizens in this small Alaska town dig out from a series of winter storms.

  • The 'Greening' of Army housing

    Jan 10, 2012

    With the campaign slogan "Go Green, Be Green, Live ARMY Green," the Army aims to be a leader in energy awareness, conservation and cutting edge technologies.

  • Editorial: Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

    Jan 9, 2012

    The Army's senior leadership, including Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, and Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, released this message regarding the Martin Luther King Day recognition, Jan. 16.

  • Camp Zama hosts safety stand-down day, effects of alcohol training event

    Jan 8, 2012

    Soldiers assigned to the 78th Signal Battalion were at the Community Activity Center at Camp Zama, Japan, Jan. 5, 2012, for a "safety stand-down," which was deliberately held immediately after the holiday season to reiterate the importance of responsible drinking practices.

  • JGSDF unit hosts mochi-pounding ceremony

    Jan 8, 2012

    U.S. Soldiers took part in the Japanese tradition of pounding rice into a sticky, chewy cake known as mochi during a Dec. 23 ceremony hosted by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's 4th Engineer Group on Camp Zama.

  • Strategy calls for military to handle full range of contingencies

    Jan 6, 2012

    The American military will be leaner in the years ahead, but it will remain lethal and without a match in the world, President Barack Obama said at the Pentagon today.

  • 599th supports 25th CAB loadout at Barber's Point

    Jan 6, 2012

    At Barbers Point Kalaeloa Harbor, Hawaii, in December, the 599th Transportation Brigade loaded the 25th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade's cargo and equipment onto the M/V Green Lake for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Army's newest CW5 married couple celebrates achievement

    Jan 6, 2012

    The journey for a person to achieve the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Five is a long one. For many, it is the culmination of more than 30-plus-years of active duty service with several deployments and many different duty positions under one's belt. It represents the pinnacle of a career, being the top expert in one's field, and it is something that less than .1 percent of the military achieves.

  • Obama: Defense strategy will maintain U.S. military pre-eminence

    Jan 5, 2012

    President Barack Obama today announced a defense strategy he said will allow the military to defend the United States and its national interests while cutting military spending in a responsible, balanced manner.

  • Rules restrict political activity by DOD personnel

    Jan 5, 2012

    With election activity steadily picking up, defense officials are in the process of issuing regular election-year guidance to remind military and Defense Department civilians that they're subject to rules regulating their involvement in political activities.

  • Centurions deliver for Alaska-based airborne brigade

    Jan 4, 2012

    A group of parachute riggers based out of Alaska are now rigging everything from fuel to food for delivery to Soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan.

  • Defense bill affects pay, separation bonuses, more

    Jan 3, 2012

    The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act increases active-duty and Reserve pay by 1.6 percent and governs Defense Department activities, from procurement to military personnel policy was signed into law Dec. 31, 2011.

  • Guard Bureau chief joins Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Jan 3, 2012

    The chief of the National Guard Bureau now is a statutory member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • Am I a Good Driver?

    Jan 3, 2012

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 32,788 deaths on American roads in 2010. That means one person died on our roadways every 16 minutes that year. The good news is that according to NHTSA, fatalities have been declining during the past five years. Experts believe this is due to the strict enforcement of seat belt and car seat use, improvements in overall vehicle design safety and increased attention to safety when building or refurbishing roadways.

  • TAMC honored with Hawaii's New Year's Baby

    Jan 3, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- Each New Year, the hospitals in the state of Hawaii wait in anticipation to see where the first baby of the year will be born. The friendly, informal competition adds a little bit more excitement to the night for the staff working at the facilities, said Capt. Suzanne Cobleigh, assistant clinical nurse officer in charge for Labor and Delivery, Tripler Army Medical Center. This year Tripler was honored with delivering the first bundle of joy for Hawaii in 2012.

  • Team concludes Agent Orange investigation in Korea

    Dec 29, 2011

    The Republic of Korea-United States Joint Investigation Team announced that it discovered no evidence of Agent Orange during its probe into claims that the toxic defoliant was buried on Camp Carroll, South Korea.

  • Hawaii Soldiers earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Dec 28, 2011

    Soldiers earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge in qualifications held Dec. 12-13, 2011, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Four Soldiers win national wrestling championships at U.S. Open

    Dec 26, 2011

    Four U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestlers won national championships Dec. 16-17, 2011, at the 2011 U.S. Open in Arlington, Texas.

  • Phishing scams target military, families, veterans

    Dec 23, 2011

    A recent aggressive phishing attack is making the rounds in an email to USAA members, which appears be from USAA, a financial services company that serves service members and veterans.

  • Dempsey: Hazing, bullying 'intolerable' in military

    Dec 23, 2011

    Emphasizing that bullying and hazing undermine everything the military stands for, the top U.S. military officer said every member of the armed forces has a personal responsibility to uphold its "zero tolerance" standard and intervene to stop any occurrences.

  • Hawaii's WTB Soldiers donate to Toys for Tots

    Dec 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion gathered together Dec. 2 to collect toys to fill a sleigh, here.

  • US Army Pacific Deputy Commanding General puts on second star

    Dec 22, 2011

    A promotion ceremony was held Dec. 22, for Maj. Gen. Roger F. Mathews, U.S. Army Pacific, deputy commanding general at Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle, officiated by U.S. Army Pacific Commander, Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski.

  • Long Overdue Recognition for World War II Heroes

    Dec 20, 2011

    For their heroic actions in combat, and steadfast loyalty in the face of ethnic discrimination, more than 450 Japanese American Soldiers of World War II were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award for service given out by our country.

  • US Pacific Command honors service of CSM Iuniasolua T. Savusa

    Dec 19, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, hosted a Flying "V" Dec. 19 ceremony to honor the service of Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa, the U.S. Pacific Command's senior enlisted Soldier on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle here.

  • 94th AAMDC's Saint Barbara's Day Ball Annual Event

    Dec 15, 2011

    Honolulu -- Soldiers and Family members were treated to a lovely evening at the Marriot Resort and Spa in Honolulu for the annual Saint Barbara's Day Ball hosted by the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Shafter, HI. Thursday, Dec 8.

  • Best Ranger tryouts challenge 'Warrior' brigade's best

    Dec 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Nine Ranger-qualified Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Warriors," 25th Infantry Division, competed in the Best Ranger Competition tryouts Dec. 6 and 7 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The tryouts yielded the Soldiers that will represent the 25th Infantry Division at the annual Best Ranger Competition at Ft. Benning, Ga., in April 2012.

  • Camp Zama community members visit hospital in Japan's Gotemba City

    Dec 14, 2011

    Eight volunteers from the Camp Zama community made their annual Christmas visit to Koyama Fukusei Hospital in Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Saturday.

  • Harlem Globetrotters bring signature hoop style to Japan's Camp Zama community

    Dec 14, 2011

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 14, 2011) -- The iconic Harlem Globetrotters brought their signature brand of humorous, theatrical -- and, make no mistake, very athletic -- brand of basketball entertainment to Camp Zama on Dec. 11 at Yano Fitness Center here.

  • Camp Zama's Arnn Elementary focuses on FLES Spanish program

    Dec 14, 2011

    A student raised his hand and correctly answered "Amarillo" after Patty Duarte, the Spanish teacher at Arnn Elementary School, pointed to a piece of yellow stationary and asked what color it was during Spanish Night held Dec. 8 at the school.

  • Our civilian workforce is Army Strong!

    Dec 13, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal presents this look at the Army civilian workforce working side-by-side with uniformed personnel.

  • CFC Hawaii partipation thank you message

    Dec 13, 2011

    Congratulations and thank you for your participation in this year's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Our Army Units in Hawaii donated more than $993,000. This year's total represents an increase in donations more than 85% higher than last year's campaign.

  • US Army Pacific Good Samaritan Run

    Dec 13, 2011

    Good Samaritans come in all forms. On this particular day they came in the form of over 400 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Pacific, who participated in an early morning run to benefit the Hawaii Food Bank.

  • General and Mrs. Odierno 2011 holiday greeting

    Dec 12, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, and Mrs. Linda Odierno, send a holiday greeting to U.S. Army Soldiers.

  • Eighth Army Band to play at Korea's premier venue

    Dec 8, 2011

    The Eighth Army Band is scheduled to perform its annual holiday concert at South Korea's premier concert venue Dec. 18, 2011.

  • Army veteran remembers Pearl Harbor

    Dec 8, 2011

    A Pearl Harbor survivor recalls dark day in U.S. history.

  • 94TH AAMDC CONDUCTS SAFETY TRAINING

    Dec 8, 2011

    The 94TH Army Air and Missile Defense Command held its semi-annual safety training day on Nov 23, 2011 at Fort Shafter.

  • Schofield Barracks Soldiers serve veterans on Thanksgiving Day

    Dec 8, 2011

    Volunteer replacement leaders and in-processing Soldiers spent time serving meals on Thanksgiving Day during the second annual Feed the Veterans program Nov. 24 at Barbers Point, Hawaii.

  • Deploying with 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division

    Dec 8, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific Commander Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski delivers a motivational speech to paratroopers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • 94TH AAMDC Commanding General supports "Tell Me A Story"

    Dec 7, 2011

  • Eighth Army commander visits Humphreys

    Dec 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army's mission in Korea requires continued vigilance by motivated Soldiers, the Eighth Army commander said during a visit here Dec. 1. The commander, Lt. Gen. John Johnson, and the Eighth Army's senior enlisted Soldier, Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris, spoke with leaders in a town hall meeting at the Super Gym.

  • Humphreys kicks off holiday season

    Dec 6, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - The holiday season got off to its bright, official start here during the Community Tree Lighting Dec. 5.

  • KSC Battalion brightens holiday season in Korea

    Dec 5, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Korean Service Corps Battalion helped to brighten the holiday season by stringing up millions of lights at U.S. Army posts in South Korea.

  • USARPAC top NCO brings uncle's remains home

    Dec 5, 2011

    Korean War prisoner of war Pfc. Jimmie Gaitan's remains were escorted home to his family by his nephew, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, U.S. Army Pacific's top noncommissioned officer, Nov. 22, 2011, more than 60 years after he died.

  • 516th Signal Brigade welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Dec 5, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry accepted the responsibility for the Soldiers of the 516th Signal Brigade from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Kennis J. Dent during a ceremony Nov. 16 on historic Palm Circle, here.

  • Eighth Army honors legendary Korean War leader

    Dec 2, 2011

    Eighth Army officials and Korean War veterans honored the U.S. Army general who helped to save South Korea by holding the line at the Pusan Perimeter in 1950, during a memorial ceremony Dec. 2, 2011, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Yongsan reaffirms Army Family Covenant

    Dec 2, 2011

    The re-signing ceremony of the Army Family Covenant was held at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's South Post Chapel in order to reconfirm the Army's commitment to improving the quality of life for members of the Yongsan Community, Dec. 2.

  • A Holiday Message from US Army Pacific's Commanding General

    Dec 2, 2011

    A Holiday Message from LTG Francis J. and Mrs. Jeannine Wiercinski

  • 'All inclusive' Super Park opens to Camp Humphreys community

    Nov 30, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- A children's play area, which has been dubbed "Super Park," and features equipment that allows children of all abilities to use the play place, was officially opened here Nov. 30.

  • Eighth Army supports flood relief operations in Thailand

    Nov 29, 2011

    With less than four days of notice, an Eighth Army medical assessment team deployed to Thailand to conduct a health assessment in the flood-stricken country.

  • Thanksgiving shared by mother and son in Afghanistan

    Nov 26, 2011

    Deployed Soldiers and civilians rarely expect to see family members on their deployment, so when mother and son had the opportunity in Afghanistan, they quickly grabbed it.

  • Fox Sports broadcasts from U.S. Army post in Korea

    Nov 25, 2011

    Fox Sports broadcasted from the American military headquarters post at Yongsan Garrison in South Korea during their Thanksgiving Day coverage of the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game.

  • Eighth Army marks first anniversary of Yeonpyeong Island attack

    Nov 23, 2011

    Eighth Army remembered the Republic of Korea Marines and civilians who died during the North Korean artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island during a first anniversary memorial ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Nov. 23, 2011.

  • Panetta Issues Thanksgiving Message to Troops, Families

    Nov 23, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today offered his gratitude to service members and their families in a Thanksgiving message.

  • Going for green

    Nov 23, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Nik Nikolaidis (center), T & N Computer Recycling, assists Marie Burghardt (right) with a TV to be recycled while Burghardt's sister, Claudia Hernandez, looks on, during "Army Recycles Day," here, Saturday.

  • Fox Sports prepares for NFL game broadcast in Korea

    Nov 22, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Fox Sports is preparing to broadcast live from Yongsan Garrison during their Thanksgiving Day coverage of the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game.

  • 25th Infantry Division Soldiers begin redeployment

    Nov 22, 2011

    After a year in Iraq, about 250 Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division arrived back at Schofield Barracks Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. The Tropic Lightening Division was selected to be the last U.S. division headquarters and organization in Iraq. Its mission was to oversee all forces that withdrew and removed equipment. The unit suffered no casualties during its deployment.

  • Tripler Medical Simulation Center achieves SSH accreditation

    Nov 21, 2011

    The Tripler Army Medical Center Medical Simulation Center in Hawaii recently achieved the Society for Simulation in Healthcare accreditation.

  • WTB at Schofield Barracks celebrates Warrior Care Month

    Nov 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers and leaders from the Warrior Transition Battalion came together, Nov. 10, to celebrate Warrior Care Month, here.

  • Yongsan expresses gratitude to Retirees

    Nov 21, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan celebrated its Retirees during the 2011 Area II Retiree Appreciation Day at the R & R Bar and Grill Nov. 19.

  • Installation's community members address quality-of-life issues

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- (Nov. 18, 2011) Changes in Family Readiness Support Assistance roles and responsibilities, family care plans for married Soldiers and a variety of transportation issues concerning the Fort Wainwright community were a few of the topics discussed by the working groups during the Army Family Action Plan conference at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center this week.

  • 94TH AAMDC's Guardian Angel

    Nov 21, 2011

    Senior noncommissioned officers are faced with making on the spot decisions everyday when dealing with Soldiers safety and their well-being.

  • Soldiers get rare glimpse at presidential compound

    Nov 20, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Headquarters and Headquarters Company Soldiers visited the Blue House, Cheong Wa Dae, in Jongro-gu Nov. 16.

  • Itaewon becomes a new commercial hub of culture

    Nov 20, 2011

    Itaewon is a melting pot in Korea where people from all different nationalities gather and share their culture. Forming an international street since U.S. Soldiers were first stationed in Yongsan after the Korean War, Itaewon has gradually become the meeting spot of choice for people from all over the globe including the Western, Middle Eastern and Asian countries.

  • 'Army Wives' reality show comes to Alaska

    Nov 19, 2011

    A television production company is looking for military family members to appear in a new show about military spouses in Alaska.

  • US Army Pacific Thanksgiving Message

    Nov 18, 2011

    Thanksgiving is a day that allows us to reflect upon the blessings we share with friends and Family. It also is a day we should pause to remember the men and women who volunteer to defend our way of life enjoyed by all of us in the United States of America.

  • Forward observers train for close air support missions

    Nov 18, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Forward observers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, participated in the Joint Fires Observer training course Nov. 7 through Nov. 9 here. The course curriculum covered calls for fire and field artillery aspects and key points regarding close air support on the battlefield, said U.S. Air Force Maj. Scott Downey.

  • Soldiers give back to community

    Nov 18, 2011

    WAIANAE, Hawaii -- Broken boards, rusted bolts and worn paint were the signs of age and deterioration that covered the bleachers of the school. Over 1,500 seats unavailable for friends, family and students to cheer for their favorite community team. Funding was available, but only for materials, the school would have to wait to repair the bleachers until more funds became available. That was the reality, until a Soldier approached the school administration and asked if there was any way they could help.

  • USARPAC's CCP demonstrates real-world capabilities during Autumn Laulima

    Nov 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific's Contingency Command Post demonstrated its flexible capability to Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, USARPAC commander, during the deployment readiness training exercise Autumn Laulima, Nov. 10 on Fort Shafter Flats.

  • Range reconnaissance equips commander with knowledge for future training operations

    Nov 18, 2011

    KAHUKU, Hawaii -- The commander stepped from the vehicle into the open air and surveyed the scenery. A vast expanse of rolling mountain ranges and deep ravines crowded with towering trees stood before him. The view, as eye-catching as it may have been, was not the center of attention. It was the vacant buildings in his near vicinity that were the main point of interest for the commander.

  • First lady helps lead charge to hire veterans

    Nov 17, 2011

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The national unemployment rate is currently hovering at around 9 percent, but veterans who have served since 9/11 have a higher unemployment rate than the rest of the country at 12 percent.

  • Garrison focuses on energy conservation

    Nov 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2010, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's energy bill was $67 million.

  • New 'green' outdoor classroom features rainwater harvesting

    Nov 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A big surprise was in store for students when they return to school following the fall break.

  • AFTB provides opportunities to meet new people, make connections

    Nov 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army Family Team Building is a series of training modules designed for Soldiers, family members and Army civilians that enhances knowledge about the military and develops leadership skills.

  • CFC celebrates 50 years of giving back

    Nov 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The Hawaii-Pacific area launched its annual Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, Monday, and it is scheduled to run through Nov.18.

  • Garrison addresses lack of participation for reveille, retreat

    Nov 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Ceremonies play a big part in the military lifestyle and are a part of its history and traditions.

  • Tree City USA

    Nov 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, helps plant a tree at the Child Development Center as part of the Arbor Day celebration, here, Nov. 4.

  • 'Go for Broke' unit honors Gold Star Mother

    Nov 14, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- A Gold Star mother received a memento symbolizing her son's military service from the unit he served with in Iraq at a ceremony at the Sgt. Evan Parker Memorial Pavilion, here.

  • CATEP empowers Soldiers with alcohol problems

    Nov 14, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Soldiers who meet specific criteria can now self-refer themselves to the Confidential Alcohol Treatment and Education Program, or CATEP, without notifying their commanders.

  • Garrison opens installation to local neighbors

    Nov 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Most people have wondered about their neighbors: Who are they? Where are they going? Why do they do certain things?

  • Native Hawaiian plants featured in new outdoor classroom garden

    Nov 10, 2011

    A new outdoor classroom at Hale Kula Elementary School, here, was officially dedicated, here, Oct. 25.

  • Army-Hawaii leadership renews commitment to families with AFC

    Nov 10, 2011

    The Army Family Covenant, or AFC, was renewed in a resigning ceremony, here, Oct. 20.

  • AFAP Conference discusses security, commissary issues

    Nov 10, 2011

    A man standing in front of the classroom's whiteboard directed a dozen delegates like a traffic cop controlling a busy intersection.

  • Combatives course builds Soldiers' confidence, individual skills

    Nov 10, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Two Soldiers stood opposite of each other on a gym mat, one Soldier armed with boxing gloves, the other, bare-fisted. As the unarmed Soldier barreled forward, the boxing gloves repeatedly connected with his face and head, yet he pushed onward, eventually locking his opponent's arms so he could no longer swing them.

  • 'Daring' do: Coalition partners exercise together

    Nov 10, 2011

    The Singapore Armed Forces participated in "Daring Warrior," a combined training exercise with the Fires Center for Excellence, for the third year in a row. They spent three weeks training on the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System their country purchased from the United States.

  • Eighth Army trains for full-spectrum operations

    Nov 9, 2011

    Eighth Army is participating in exercise Warpath III in Seoul, South Korea, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 11, 2011, to hone its ability to command combat operations from its mobile headquarters.

  • USAG-HI encourages all to reduce, reuse, recycle

    Nov 9, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIR FIELD -- The Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, aims to reduce solid waste by 50 percent by 2015 -- with an ultimate goal of zero solid waste, or net zero.

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force unit celebrates dual anniversaries on U.S. Army installation

    Nov 9, 2011

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's 4th Engineer Group and its headquarters celebrated nearly 80 collective years in existence during a ceremony held Saturday inside the Yano Fitness Center here.

  • ROKA Forces use U.S. rail cars for first time

    Nov 8, 2011

    Soldiers from the Republic of Korea's Army conduct rail operations as part of an exercise at Camp Casey, Nov. 6. For the first time ever, ROKA forces used U.S. rail cars to transport their equipment during the exercise.

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