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  • Chiarelli calls on U.S. Army, Pacific

    Nov 17, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii--Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, visited troops and leaders at U.S. Army, Pacific Headquarters on Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

  • Army Vice Chief visits Schofield Soldiers

    Nov 16, 2010

    Army Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli visits with Soldiers prior to their deployment on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 16.

  • Seasonal flu vaccines still available

    Nov 15, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Unlike last flu season, when people needed to get two vaccines (the 2009 H1N1 and the seasonal vaccine), this flu season only the seasonal vaccine is needed.

  • Tactical trainer helps teams relay better aerial directions

    Nov 15, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD - A copilot sat in an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter gunship as it zoomed across the desert, recently.

  • Solomon celebrates 'Tree City'

    Nov 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 students from Solomon Elementary School joined Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and representatives from Island Palm Communities, here, Nov. 5, to celebrate Schofield Barracks' designation as a Tree City USA.

  • WMCAC holds 29th Annual Veterans Day parade

    Nov 15, 2010

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - Residents of Leeward Oahu communities came together to recognize veterans and service members, past and present, during the Waianae Military Civilian Advisory Council's, or WMCAC, 29th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Hoolaulea, here, Nov. 6.

  • Army's wildland firefighters fill niche on island

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Army's wildland firefighters stationed here are more than average run-of-the-mill firefighters, if there were such a thing. These individuals fill a critical niche in both the Army and Hawaii's fire prevention plan, and they protect the lives and property of residents, as well as endangered plants and wildlife in the forests.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian Army mark success of Yudh Abhyas 2010 at closing ceremony

    Nov 14, 2010

    U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army celebrated the end of Yudh Abhyas 2010 during a ceremony Nov. 14 at Buckner Physical Fitness Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian Army Soldiers exchange jump wings during Yudh Abhyas 2010

    Nov 14, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army exchanged airborne jump wings and gifts during a ceremony Nov. 13 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The Soldiers earned their foreign jump wings on Nov. 10 when they conducted a combined jump as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian army wrap up field training with air assault and raid

    Nov 12, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army tested combined tactics during an air assault and raid mission at Site Summit on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Nov. 11 to conclude the field training exercise portion of Yudh Abhyas 2010. Soldiers and leaders from both armies spent several days conducting classes, combining troop leading procedures and rehearsing to ensure they could successfully conduct the mission as one team. "This mission was the culmination of all our work for the past couple of weeks. It was the last mission, the big mission and a very important one. A lot of preparation went into it. We've done nothing but training with the Indian soldiers and it's been awesome," said Sgt. Steve Faulkner, team leader with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Veterans Day in Hawaii

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Oahu Veterans' Council sponsored the 2010 Veterans Day ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. The event included all branches of the armed services. More than 20 veterans organizations laid wreaths during the annual service. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, gave the keynote address. Special guests included Sen. Daniel Akaka and the Hon. Max Cleland, secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission.

  • Indian, U.S. Soldiers fill sky with parachutes on combined jump

    Nov 11, 2010

    It was not snow that fell from the sky here on Nov. 10. Instead, the sky was speckled with the parachutes of Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army. Almost 400 paratroopers from both armies jumped and landed at Malamute Drop Zone as part of a friendship jump for combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. It was the first time the U.S. Army and the Indian army conducted a combined jump. "The soldiers from the Indian army were really excited about having a chance to jump with us, and our Soldiers were excited as well. Having the opportunity to jump with another army is always a great experience," said Sgt. Randy Henrion, team leader with Apache Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. Soldiers participating in the combined jump qualified to receive foreign jump wings.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian army practice operational harmony

    Nov 10, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army merged tactics to ensure operational harmony and to prepare for mission success Nov. 9 during training at one of the airborne sustainment training areas. The training was conducted in preparation for field training exercise missions as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. Soldiers trained for airborne operations, loading and off-loading a Black Hawk helicopter, and support-by-fire, all tactics, techniques and procedures that will be used in missions during the exercise.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian army kick off Yudh Abhyas 2010 field training exercise

    Nov 9, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army joined forces here Nov. 8 to kick off the field training exercise portion of Yudh Abhyas 2010 at Forward Operating Base Sparta. They practiced troop leading procedures to ensure efforts between the two armies would be synchronized in preparation for a zone reconnaissance mission scheduled for the afternoon. "We trained on anything that we thought we might come across during the mission. That way we are all in sync and can react to anything and make sure that everyone is on the same page," said Staff Sgt. Juan Rangel, senior scout for Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Yudh Abhyas 2010 hits the range for Javelin live-fire

    Nov 9, 2010

    Soldiers assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, teamed up with soldiers from the Indian army for a day of training and cultural exchange here Nov. 8. The U.S. Army Alaska event was part of Yudh Abhyas 2010, an annual bilateral training exercise. Surrounded by the snow capped mountains of the Alaskan Range, Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st SBCT, 25th ID, and the Indian Army's 62nd Infantry and 5th Parachute Regiment Brigade participated in a number of tactical training exercises culminating in a Javelin anti-tank missile live-fire.

  • Indian soldiers experience Alaskan environment, American culture

    Nov 8, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army got a break from working operations of combined exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010 to experience a day of Alaskan and American culture. The cultural event included visits to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and the Byron Glacier at Portage Glacier, Alaska, Nov. 7. "It was a great event. We all got to have fun going out and exploring Alaska with nothing military related, aside from everyone being in the military," said Pfc. Adam Van Raalten, infantryman, Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. "It's a new experience seeing what people from another country are like and this gave us a great opportunity to do so."

  • Indian, U.S. Soldiers hold Yudh Abhyas 2010 sports event

    Nov 7, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army teamed up to play basketball during a sporting event Nov. 6 at the Elmendorf Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army teamed up to play basketball and dodge ball. The activity gave soldiers from both armies an opportunity to interact outside of their combined training exercise events.

  • U.S. Army Alaska and Indian army celebrate Diwali Festival

    Nov 7, 2010

    It's a rare experience being involved in a traditional celebration of another country. Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska were given that experience when they were invited to celebrate the Diwali festival Nov. 5 with soldiers of the Indian army at the Wilderness Inn dining facility on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Indian, U.S. Soldiers combine raid strategies during Yudh Abhyas 2010

    Nov 5, 2010

    Soldiers of U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army combined strategies to conduct cordon and search training at the Education Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Nov. 5. The training was conducted in preparation for a field training exercise scheduled to begin Nov. 8 as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010.

  • 'Lightning Horse' pilots train with Dunker Heeds

    Nov 5, 2010

    Pilots assigned to 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, prepare to be submerged in a helicopter mock-up during the unit's Dunker Heeds training at Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Nov. 3.

  • India, U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers ready to jump

    Nov 5, 2010

    Indian army soldiers and U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers readied for a combined jump in Alaska during Yudh Abhyas 2010. Soldiers participating in the bilateral exercise planned to make a parachute jump Nov. 4, but poor weather grounded the Soldiers.

  • Indian-born U.S. Army Soldiers bridge culture gap during Yudh Abhyas 2010

    Nov 5, 2010

    Military operations between two nations can be challenging with the diversity of language, cultures and traditions.U.S. Army Alaska found an untraditional method of alleviating those challenges when they discovered India-born sisters Cpl. Balreet Kaur and Spc. Jasleen Kaur, both medics for the 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (National Guard), who serve as cultural liaisons between the armies of India and the United States during exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. The 14-day exercise started Nov 1 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, and serves as an opportunity to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries. "This brings our two countries much closer together and anytime we have experts from the other country it brings us much further along. They understand their customs and courtesies, so they help us out tremendously and make sure that we do not violate any of the normal policies that they follow," said U.S. Army Alaska Deputy Commander Col. Mark S. Lowe, acting exercise director.

  • Indian, U.S. Soldiers share airborne techniques

    Nov 3, 2010

    Soldiers of U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army combined a diversity of procedures, techniques and cultures to conduct basic airborne refresher training Nov. 2-3 as part of Yudh Abhyas 2010. .

  • USACR/Safety Center command sergeant major urges commitment to Soldiers

    Nov 3, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center command sergeant major, provides safety advice for the new fiscal year.

  • Indian Army Soldiers qualify at range, exchange tactics with U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers

    Nov 3, 2010

    Weapon proficiency is an important principle for Soldiers, but it's not often that one gets the opportunity to train with weapons used by a foreign army. Soldiers of the Indian Army were given that chance during a small arms range here as part of the bilateral training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers provided guidance and assistance to the Indian Soldiers while they fired M-4 carbine rifles for zeroing and qualification.

  • Japan and U.S. work to build stronger team

    Nov 2, 2010

    Since World War II concluded, the United States has worked to build a better relationship with Japan. In 1960, the U.S. and Japan signed the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, a binding agreement for both countries to support each other from enemy attack. United States Army Japan facilitates a two-week Orient Shield exercise in Japan each fall consisting of approximately 400 National Guard members from six states, working with approximately 200 Soldiers from the Japanese military.

  • Hale Kula librarian named Central District Teacher of the Year

    Nov 2, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Hale Kula Elementary School librarian, here, has been named the Central District Teacher of the Year.

  • Making a difference

    Nov 2, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Volunteers work on a project at Hale Kula Elementary School, Saturday, during national Make A Difference Day. Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, and parents, staff and students spent the day beautifying the campus. Started by USA Weekend magazine, Make A Difference Day is a national day of neighbors helping neighbors.

  • Soldiers train with Indian Army in Yudh Abhyas 2010

    Nov 1, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska teamed with Indian Army troops on basic combat skills during their first day of training for Yudh Abhyas 2010 at the Battle Command Training Center and Education Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • Everything changed

    Nov 1, 2010

    Since the Fort Hood shooting, the Army has revised AR 381-12, Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, to include identifying insider threat behaviors that indicate a person may be engaged in espoinage or international terrorism and how to report such activity to the Army.

  • USARAK, Indian Army celebrate Yudh Abhyas 2010 exercise kickoff

    Oct 31, 2010

    U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army celebrated the opening of the annual joint and bilateral training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010 during an Oct. 31 ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The purpose of the 14-day exercise is to establish and enhance relationships between the allied forces while expanding operational and cultural knowledge with a focus on peacekeeping operations.

  • U.S.-India Exercise Exemplifies Growing Cooperation

    Oct 29, 2010

    U.S. Army elements in Alaska are preparing to host India's army for the next in a series of annual field engagements that aim to improve bilateral readiness and cooperation while demonstrating U.S. commitment to South Asia and the broader Asia-Pacific region

  • Soldier details U.S. Army Northern Warfare Training Center in Warriors Corner

    Oct 29, 2010

    U.S. Army Northern Warfare Training Center instructor Staff Sgt. Gene MacKenzie introduced participants of the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition to the many professional and personal adventures of Alaska Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C. Stationed at Fort Wainwright, MacKenzie was one of a handful of speakers invited to tell their story at the Warriors Corner forum.

  • DOD Launches New Website to Help Youth Explore Pathways for Their Future

    Oct 27, 2010

    This new DOD website will provide users the facts, figures and tools to help make an informed decision about joining the Military and one of its five major branches: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

  • Veterans Day Message from USACR/Safety Center leadership

    Oct 27, 2010

    Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commanding general and command sergeant major, stress safety for the Veterans Day holiday.

  • USARPAC shows Asia-Pacific culture at AUSA Exhibition

    Oct 26, 2010

    While trinkets, snacks and myriad freebies draw crowds to many of the displays at the Association of the U.S. Army Meeting and Exposition, a full schedule of floor shows attracted curious revelers at the U.S. Army Pacific booth.

  • Pacific Integration key to Army strategy

    Oct 26, 2010

    As part of Pacific Integration, Eighth Army in Korea will alter its name next year and fall under U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Army families go green with Island Palm Communities

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - When the dust has settled at Island Palm Communities, following construction of more than 5,200 homes and renovation of more than 2,500 existing homes, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be among the largest solar-powered communities in the world.

  • Synergistic

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Representatives from Island Palm Communities and U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii speak to students at Hale Kula Elementary School, here, as part of the SYNERGY (Saving Your Nation's Energy) program.

  • DoD needs a sustainable environment to support future operations

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Sustainability. What does it mean'

  • Being sustainable now preserves resources for tomorrow

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Sustainability is way more than just turning off the lights or fixing a leaky faucet. The overarching term includes an imperative for protecting the environment now so that future generations don't have to foot the bill later.

  • Garrison's recycling program expands services, reaps rewards

    Oct 25, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii generates approximately 9,000 tons of solid waste every year. Of that, less than 30 percent is recycled annually. Under Executive Order 13514, federal agencies must divert 50 percent of their total solid waste from landfills, via reuse or recycling, by the end of fiscal year 2015.

  • Team Hawaii men win Army Ten-Miler Commander's Cup

    Oct 25, 2010

    More than 30,000 runners from around the world gathered shortly after dawn Oct. 24 at the Pentagon to run in the 26th Annual Army Ten-Miler. The Team Hawaii men's running team took the Commander's Cup for the second year in a row. Composed of Soldiers from units under U.S. Army, Pacific, headquartered at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, the team had a combined time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, 14 seconds.

  • Schofield's rainwater harvesting project yields water, energy savings

    Oct 25, 2010

    In an effort to demonstrate sustainable water management practices, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Division has developed a rainwater-harvesting project with the Oahu Army Natural Resources Program facility.

  • MG Terry dedicates energy-efficient KMC building

    Oct 25, 2010

    KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP, Hawaii - Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, U.S. Army-Hawaii, officially dedicated Kilauea Military Camp's Building 84 Photovoltaic Roofing Project, in a ceremony, here, Oct. 21.

  • Schofield achieves Tree City USA status

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It's official! Schofield Barracks has achieved prestigious Tree City USA status, following a two-year collaborative effort between U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Public Works, Island Palm Communities, and Actus Lend Lease.

  • Sustainability is systemic goal for Hawaii, Army

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - We often use the word "finite" to describe limited resources, but living on an island really brings the word into focus.

  • Energy conservation helps everyone save

    Oct 25, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - "I don't have any control over energy savings; that's the Army's business, not mine."

  • Van pooling benefits installations, environment

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Mass Transportation Benefit Program provides reimbursement for mass transit commuting costs to reduce federal employees' contributions to traffic congestion and air pollution, and to expand their commuting alternatives.

  • Military spouses' contributions, impacts are recognized

    Oct 25, 2010

    HONOLULU - The tens of thousands of screaming fans who filled Aloha Stadium cheered as eight women took the field and received honors in the 2010 Hawaii's Outstanding Military Spouse Awards at a University of Hawaii football game, Saturday.

  • USARPAC CCP builds muscle memory at Kaneohe

    Oct 25, 2010

    The U.S. Army, Pacific, Contingency Command Post, the quick reaction command and control heaquarters unit of the Pacific, recently exercised this muscle memory during its Validation Exercise Oct. 12 through 29 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

  • Study seeks Hawaii schools feedback

    Oct 19, 2010

    U.S. Army, Pacific leaders are encouraging military parents and students between the ages of 10 and 18, to express their opinions regarding education in Hawaii to potentially impact the future of our military children attending schools on Oahu.

  • CAB Soldier Re-enlists during Retention Celebration

    Oct 18, 2010

    Specialist William G. Martinez, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, re-enlists during the 25th Inf. Div. Commanding General's Retention Celebration at the Nehelani Club, Schofield Barracks, Oct. 13.

  • LTC Kvalevog takes reins of 'Lobos' Battalion

    Oct 18, 2010

    Lieutenant Col. Keriem Kvalevog , accepts the 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) battalion Colors, assuming command of the brigade during the "Lobos" Battalion's change of command on Sills Field at Schofield Barracks, Oct. 15.

  • 'Lightning Horse' Squadron changes leadership

    Oct 18, 2010

    Lieutenant Col. Kenneth Hawley relinquishes command of the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) to Lt. Col. Thomas O'Connor during a change of command ceremony, Oct. 13.

  • An old rose shall bloom again

    Oct 18, 2010

    TUMWATER, Wash. - A Washington State Department of Natural Resources helicopter mechanic discovered a piece of U.S. military history while scavenging for spare parts - the first AH-1 Cobra helicopter to be used in combat in Vietnam.

  • Survivors want to assist other families

    Oct 18, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - In his speech at Hali'a Aloha's opening ceremony, Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, U.S. Army-Hawaii, read Abraham Lincoln's heartfelt letter to a woman whose five sons had died on Civil War battlefields.

  • Resiliency training can benefit Soldiers, families, civilians

    Oct 18, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Master Resilience Training, or MRT, is now being offered to Soldiers, families and Army civilians, here.

  • Army celebrates Living History Day

    Oct 18, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Re-enactors clad in period military uniforms roamed the Tropic Lightning Museum's grounds at the annual Living History Day, here, Oct. 9.

  • Army Reserve unveils multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility

    Oct 18, 2010

    The U.S. Army Reserve Theater Support Group and 9th Mission Support Command unveiled a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar U.S. Army Reserve Center in an opening ceremony here Oct. 17. The center (building 1555) is slated to accommodate hundreds of U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers to include members of the 1984th U.S. Army Reserve Hospital and the 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

  • Hawaii's sew SOS Center offers support

    Oct 18, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - In a poignant ceremony, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii opened the doors of its new Survivor Outreach Services Center, here, Oct. 13.

  • Aviation Summit Focus is on Depot's Future

    Oct 18, 2010

  • Tripler urges retirees, spouses to get checks, primary care manager

    Oct 18, 2010

    Retirees and spouses convened at the Nehelani to get flu shots, blood pressure checks and current information at the annual Retiree Appreciation Day, held here, Oct. 9.

  • 2/25 (CAB) command changes hands

    Oct 16, 2010

    Lieutenant Col. David Francis relinquishes command of the 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade to Lt. Col. Kelly Hines, Oct. 14.

  • Warrant officer helps carry the torch for the Hispanic community

    Oct 15, 2010

    CW2 Luis Martinez is a dedicated Soldier from the 1st Stryker Brigade who has used his Hispanic upbringing to succeed in the military.

  • Army fields 250,000 DAGR

    Oct 15, 2010

    A system that provides a pivotal situational awareness tool to Soldiers in virtually every mission they are involved in was recognized for achieving a significant milestone in Fielding and Training during a ceremony hosted by the Product Director Global Positioning System (GPS) at the Top of the Bay Club last month.

  • Battle Command Training Program wraps up Army exercise in Hawaii

    Oct 15, 2010

    Operations Group Delta of the U.S. Army's Battle Command Training Program recently deployed to the Hawaiian island of O'ahu to support the 25th Infantry Division's Mission Readiness Exercise prior to their 12-month deployment to Iraq.

  • 25th ID holds reenlistment ceremony

    Oct 14, 2010

    Four Souldiers reenlist during the 25th Infantry Division Commanding General's Retention Celebration held at the Nehelani Club, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 13. "I want to thank this community, leadership of this division, and the units that allow the Soldiers to see the merit in their service," said Maj. Gen Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Inf. Div. during his speech at the ceremony.

  • Fort Lee, Sustainment Center of Excellence readies stage for 'Best Warrior'

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 14, 2010) -- In a few days, a select group of warriors will converge upon Fort Lee to showcase their soldiering skills for the 2010 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition.

  • Always Lightning

    Oct 12, 2010

    Stanfield donned his original service uniform once more during the 'Tropic Lightning Museum's' Living History day and professed his pride in the division was what made him happy to serve as a historic guide to visitors, Oct. 8.

  • History comes alive during 'Living History Day'

    Oct 12, 2010

    Soldiers and community are invited to the "Tropic Lightning Museum's" Living History Day, a day of hands-on learning and up-close history of the 25th Infantry Division, on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 8.

  • Imagine an Army free of domestic abuse

    Oct 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army prides itself on its values - loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, integrity, honesty and personal courage - and admonishes its Soldiers to live by these attributes.

  • Blue Star Card program receives large monetary donation

    Oct 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A $50,000 donation was presented to the Blue Star Card program, here, Oct. 1, during a ceremony at the Nehelani.

  • ASAP celebrates life in support of Ntl. Suicide Prevention Month

    Oct 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Substance Abuse Program team members marked the last day of national Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, Sept. 30, by holding a celebration of life at Kalakaua Community Park, here.

  • Socio-cultural data collection provides insight for commanders

    Oct 12, 2010

  • "Set it and forget it" monitoring system provides remote surveillance

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Remote Monitoring System, or RMS, is a wireless remote sentry monitoring sensor developed at the U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command's communication-electronics center, or CERDEC. This quick-reaction capability can be left unattended for years and sends information wirelessly over a far distance to Soldiers at a base station.

  • Spirit points liven up 10-miler

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Vigilance is their watchword

    Oct 11, 2010

    Army drivers endure deployment hardships without much recognition. They are often assigned to do much more than just drive, to include providing security to convoys moving in and out of Iraq.

  • USD-N commander honors Gimlets in award ceremony at Warhorse

    Oct 11, 2010

    The United States Division-North Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo paid a special visit to the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment "Gimlets" for an award ceremony Oct. 6 at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq.

  • Sixty-three 'Battle Boar' Soldiers participate in regiment's largest reenlistment cer

    Oct 9, 2010

  • Deployment Watch: 2nd Brigade Combat Team

    Oct 8, 2010

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Warriors" are actively fulfilling their mission to advise and assist the Iraqi Security Forces within the Diyala Province. Check out the latest photos sent to us at the Division Public Affairs Office.

  • Small team trains for big mission

    Oct 7, 2010

    Four vehicles, two trailers and 23 people doesn't sound like much, but that's the idea: it represents the total framework of the Deployable Assessment Team, a small group of professionals with minimal baggage and a mission to rapidly respond when disaster strikes in the Pacific. The U.S. Army, Pacific's Contingency Command Post DAT is a unique concept on the way to becoming fully operational capable in the coming months. The DAT exercised a milestone in this endeavor through a load exercise conducted at Hickam Air Force Base Oct. 1.

  • Japanese logistics team visits APG

    Oct 7, 2010

    The chief logistician and a team of officers from the Japan Self-Defense Forces visited APG Oct. 7.

  • 2ID celebrates Hispanic heritage month

    Oct 7, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - Sgt. Ione Barrera of A Company, Division Special Troops Battalion (left) and Sgt. Josue Ten of B Company, DSTB, dance bachata during the 2nd Infantry Division Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at the Camp Casey Thunder Inn dining facility Oct. 6. The two 2nd ID Soldiers and guest speaker Sgt. Alejandro Morlote of A Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, received a plaque from 2nd ID commander Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker.

  • ESPN to bring Sportscenter to Grafenwoehr on Veterans Day

    Oct 6, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - ESPN's flagship news and highlight program, Sportscenter, will broadcast live from the Grafenwoehr parade field Nov. 11, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. (CET).

  • 88 servicemembers become U.S. citizens in combat zone

    Oct 6, 2010

    Eighty-eight Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from 37 different countries took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Oct. 1 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Casey honors Tripler life savers

    Oct 5, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented an Army Achievement Medal and a Meritorious Civilian Service Award to two men whose quick actions back in January saved a life at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

  • Warrior Country participates in peace marathon

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea -- More than 100 Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division stood side by side with almost 2,000 Koreans as they crowded the starting line of the 4th Annual Gyeonggi Peace and Unification Marathon held at Imjingak, only a few kilometers from the Demilitarized Zone, Sept. 12.

  • Gyeonggi governor tours helo

    Oct 5, 2010

    SUWON, Republic of Korea -- Left: Mr. Chong "Tiger" Lim, the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade liaison officer, gives Gyeonggi Province Gov. Kim Moon-Soo a tour of the AH-64 Apache Helicopter during an Air Show in Suwon early September. Following the Air Show Kim invited Lim and Col. James T. Barker, commander of 2nd CAB, to his office to present them with an award.

  • 3-2nd Avn. runs flight line

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade conducted a flight line run on Camp Humphreys Sept. 17. The runway was shut down during the run and a CH-47 Chinook and two UH-60 Blackhawks hovered above the formation. The run kicked off the battalion's organizational day in which Soldiers had the day off from their ordinary duties and participated in various other events.

  • Following proper protocol helps keep 2nd ID Families together

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - Getting involved in an international marriage can seem to be a morass of red tape. But that red tape can help reduce spousal abandonment. Spousal abandonment in Korea occurs when a Soldier transfers to a unit stateside and leaves their spouse in Korea, whether intended by the Soldier or due to issues related to the procurement of an immigration visa.

  • LEGAL ADVICE: The bride, the groom, and the taxman

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - Flowers, music, a white dress, and . . . an ITIN' An international tax identification number, better known as the ITIN, is probably the last thing you think of when planning your dream wedding. But if you are marrying someone who is not a U.S. citizen, and your special someone does not have a social security number, and is not able to apply for one, then that person needs to apply for an ITIN.

  • Strong Bonds strengthens Iron Brigade marriages

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - Between long days spent at work, and nights spent tending to children, some military couples have little time for one another. In order to alleviate some of the demands placed upon married Soldiers, the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, has sponsored Strong Bonds retreats.

  • Transportation Soldiers train 2ID Warriors

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - The sound of armored vehicles revving their engines as they climb the ramp at the Camp Casey railhead is something the Soldiers of 662nd Movement Control Team have become accustomed to over the past several months. On a weekly basis, both the Soldiers and their Korean National coworkers, manage the upload and download of heavy equipment for the 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Chuseok celebration

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea -- Warrior Division Soldiers enjoy a traditional Korean meal in celebration of Chuseok, which is the Korean Thanksgiving, while the Evergreen Children's Choir sang them a few Korean songs at the Camp Casey Thunder Inn dining facility Sept. 17.

  • Chuseok - The Korean Thanksgiving

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - Soldiers stationed in the Republic of Korea may have noticed that from Sept. 21-23, their Korean counterparts, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers, were nowhere to be seen. That's because they were out celebrating one of their biggest holidays in Korea, Chuseok.

  • 'Wings of Lightning' Brigade welcomed home

    Oct 5, 2010

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade formally uncases the brigade colors during a redeployment ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Oct. 05.

  • U.S. platoon shows new tactics to IA officers

    Oct 5, 2010

  • Commentary: Army seeks end to domestic abuse

    Oct 4, 2010

    One of the great, positive changes in Army culture over the years is the ever-increasing willingness to acknowledge and talk about domestic abuse in Army families. There are resources available for families seeking assistance, places for victims to go for help, advocates and counselors to monitor the situation. It hasn't always been that way.

  • Soldiers from Japan take advantage of the wide-open spaces at the Yakima Training Center

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. - The annual Japanese-led training exercise in its 17th year at Yakima Training Center, dubbed Operation Rising Thunder, officially came to a close Sept. 24. The event, lasting nearly a month, opens all of Yakima's vast expanse of ranges, trails and terrain to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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