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  • US Army Pacific welcomes Malaysian Army chief of staff

    Apr 27, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific held a welcome ceremony for Gen. Dato' Sri Zulkifeli Bin Mohd Zin, Chief of Army, Malaysia, April 25 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Lt. Gen. Francis R. Wiercinski, USARPAC commander, escorted Zulkifeli during the ceremony and office call. Zulkifeli's visit strengthens military ties between the United States and Malaysia and Army relations between U.S. Army Pacific and the Malaysian Army.

  • 9th MSC announces Best Warriors of the Pacific

    Apr 25, 2011

    The U.S. Army Reserve's 9th Mission Support Command announced the winners of the 2011 Army Reserve-Pacific Best Warrior Competition in an awards ceremony here, today. Sgt. Gerald Manansala, an interior electrician for the 797th Engineer Company in Barrigada, Guam, and Spc. Jessica Storch, a medic with the 1984th U.S. Army Hospital in Fairbanks, Alaska, were announced the 9th MSC's "best warriors," earning the titles of noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the year, respectively.

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt graduation

    Apr 25, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Francis R. Wiercinski, Commander, U.S. Army Pacific presided over the graduation of 16 Black Belt candidates April 22 at Shafter Flats, Hawaii. Black Belt training is a four-week course that trains the candidates in Lean Six Sigma practices, principles and tools to improve quality, speed up processes, reduce cost and enhance capability. Wiercinski made graduation remarks, presented completion of training certificates, and took a photo with each graduate. In his graduation remarks Wiercinski cited the important role each Black Belt would play in the coming year in helping to realize efficiencies for their organizations. He also thanked the instructors for the four weeks of teaching, coaching, and mentoring of the candidates.

  • Army Reserve-Pacific kicks off Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 22, 2011

    Nine of the top U.S. Army Reservists from across the Pacific gathered to compete in the 9th Mission Support Command's regional Best Warrior Competition, which kicked April 20.

  • Remote Alaska students visit paratroopers

    Apr 21, 2011

    Middle-schoolers from a remote coastal Alaska community spend a day with U.S. Army Alaska paratroopers.

  • Bagpiper NCO honors fallen comrades

    Apr 21, 2011

    The haunting wail of the bagpipes dignifies Army memorial ceremonies at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, thanks to the talent and efforts of one Soldier.

  • Expert infantrymen forged in Alaska

    Apr 21, 2011

    Paratroopers earn the Expert Infantryman Badge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • U.S. Army Alaska names NCO, Soldier of the year

    Apr 20, 2011

    Soldiers and noncommissioned officers vie for the titles of NCO and Soldier of the Year during the USARAK Warrior Challenge Competition April 11-15 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Annual Earth Day event shows how to sustain the environment

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - The free, family-friendly fourth annual Earth Day Festival is set for 1-4 p.m., at Sills Field, here, April 20.

  • OHA trustee gives overview of Hawaii's cultural history

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On cue, audience members arose from their dinner tables, turned to their neighbors, embraced them and greeted them with, "aloha."

  • Explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers and Filipino counterparts share knowledge

    Apr 15, 2011

    U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers and their Filipino counterparts shared knowledge and information on EOD tactics and procedures during Balikatan 2011 in the Philippines April 5-15.

  • Army Family Child Care offers options

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - What's the next best thing to being able to stay home with your little ones'

  • USARPAC Contingency Command Post conducts certification exercise

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Contingency Command Post consists of more than ninety personnel with the specific skills to provide a USARPAC forward command post capability, specifically focusing on small scale contingencies such as supporting humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and peace operations. The CCP can tailor personnel and equipment to fit the mission with a team as small as nine, to as many as more than one hundred twenty persons in augmenting forces.

  • US, AFP forces close Balikatan 2011 exercise in Philippines

    Apr 15, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific commander, and Armed Forces of the Philippines Army Rear Adm. Victor Emmanuel Martir, retired the Balikatan 2011 colors during the closing ceremonies April 15 for the bilateral training event at Camp Aguinaldo, Philippines. Wiercinski and Martir were exercise directors for the event. "We have learned a lot from this training," said Martir. "We have tested our capabilities and increased them. Many smiles have been painted on the faces in the community. This is the very essence of what Balikatan is all about." Balikatan, which means "shoulder-to-shoulder" in Tagalog, the official language of the Philippines, is a joint exercise between U.S. and Philippines armed forces during which combat and humanitarian capabilities between the countries are reinforced.

  • Live fire demo for Philippine President

    Apr 14, 2011

    U.S. Marines and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines performed before a special guest as they conducted a combined live-fire demonstration at Fort Magsaysay, April 13 as part of Exercise Balikatan 2011.

  • First in, last out for logistics task force supporting Balikatan 2011

    Apr 14, 2011

    The logistics task force set up operations in early February to start the necessary contracts needed to get the life support in place by the time the exercise participants arrived in April. Those contracts made it possible to conduct Balikatan 2011 from six different locations across the northern region of the Philippines.

  • US, Philippine forces build classrooms, friendships

    Apr 13, 2011

    Engineers from the U.S. and Philippine armed forces put finishing touches on new classrooms April 8 at the Pedro L. Quines Elementary School. The classrooms were built during a Balikatan 2011 community assistance project.

  • Apache Troop learns hand-to-hand combat at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines

    Apr 13, 2011

    Armed Forces of the Philippines soldiers train Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers based at Camp Hovey, South Korea on the art of hand-to-hand combat April 7 at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines as part of Balikatan 2011. This is the 27th exercise in the Balikatan series and serves as opportunity for bilateral training that is vital to maintaining readiness capabilities for both the U.S. and AFP. The exercise runs from April 5-15 in various places in the Philippines.

  • Canadian, U.S. paratroopers trade wings

    Apr 13, 2011

    Canadian and U.S. paratroopers exchange airborne badges in Alaska.

  • Range preps paratroopers for combat firing

    Apr 13, 2011

    Fighting a machine-gun heartbeat and labored breathing, the paratrooper peered through his optic. The reticle jumped and wagged.

  • Low-tech methods give useful intel on enemy fire

    Apr 13, 2011

    Much can be gleaned from analyzing the crater made by an enemy mortar, field artillery cannon or rocket launcher.

  • Engineers assess Micronesia hospital repair

    Apr 13, 2011

    A team of Soldiers from the 6th Engineer Battalion based here traveled to the Federated States of Micronesia in early April to perform an engineer assessment of a state hospital in the Pacific island nation.

  • Alaska paratrooper awarded for Afghanistan valor

    Apr 13, 2011

    An U.S. Army Alaska paratrooper is recognized for his decisive actions and leadership in Afghanistan fire fight.

  • US, Philippine servicemembers conduct medical exchange during Balikatan 2011

    Apr 13, 2011

    Members of the U.S. Army Pacific surgeon's cell and those with the Armed Forces of the Philippines Nurse Corps worked together over five days to exchange the latest medical practices during Balikatan 2011.

  • US Marines conduct training with Filipino forces during Balikatan 2011

    Apr 13, 2011

    The exhilarating live-fire training between U.S. Marines from Combat Logistic Battalion 4 and Armed Forces Philippine forces was conducted April 8 as part of Balikatan 2011, an annual joint military exercise between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

  • Logistics Soldiers keep Balikatan moving

    Apr 13, 2011

    It's said that in military operations the line between disorder and order lies in logistics. If that's true, credit members of the 45th Sustainment Brigade and 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, provided logistical support for Balikatan 2011 from April 5-15, and helped ensure things stayed on track.

  • Food service specialists join forces to feed troops in Philippines

    Apr 13, 2011

    Joint service food specialists prepare meals everyday for the U.S. Armed Forces attending exercise Balikatan 2011

  • President to award posthumous Medals of Honor for Korea

    Apr 13, 2011

    The White House announced Wednesday evening that the president will present the nation's highest award for valor to the families of two Korean War heroes.

  • Philippine president attends joint military demonstration during Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    President of the Republic of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III and Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, attended a joint military demonstration April 13 involving the armed forces of the U.S. and Philippines at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines. The demonstration is part of Balikatan 2011, an annual joint military exercise between the U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines. USARPAC directs Balikatan side-by-side with the Armed Forces of the Philippines to develop interoperability and cooperation. The exercise hones the armed forces' ability to quickly provide relief and assistance in the event of a natural disaster or other crises that threaten public safety and health.

  • U.S., South Korea prepared to deter aggression

    Apr 12, 2011

    The South Korean and U.S. militaries are well prepared to defend South Korea should North Korean provocations continue, the top U.S. military commander posted in the region told Congress today.

  • Guam Soldiers team up to hone combat life saver skills at Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the Guam National Guard worked shoulder-to-shoulder with U.S. Navy corpsmen to teach Combat Life Saver techniques to members of the Armed Forces Philippines April 8 as a part of Balikatan 2011.

  • Forces find gift of giving 'humbling' during Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    United States servicemembers joined members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in making donations to four villages in the Tarlac region of the Philippines, April 8, as a matter of good will during exercise Balikatan 2011.

  • 2nd ID commander visits Soldiers in Philippines

    Apr 12, 2011

    PAMPANGA, Philippines - Second Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker visited troops from the division's 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment participating in Balikatan 2011 in the Republic of the Philippines.

  • US, Philippine forces train military working dogs during Balikatan

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. servicemembers exchanged K-9 training methods with troops from the Armed Force of the Philippines April 7 during exercise Balikatan 2011, an annual training and humanitarian assistance exercise between the U.S. and Philippines being held April 5-15.

  • U.S. military remains ready to help Japan

    Apr 11, 2011

    The U.S. military remains ready to help Japan, even as it has repositioned many assets since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake marked a chain of disasters there one month ago, military officials said.

  • Cobra blood a winning recipe for survival training at Balikatan

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. Soldiers and Marines conducted jungle survival training April 6, as part of Balikatan 2011 in the Philippines, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

  • Joint weapons training at Clark Field

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. Marines from Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, familiarized members of the Philippine Air Force with weapons in the United States arsenal April 7 in support of Balikatan 2011.

  • Ceremony honors Bataan Death March sufferers, survivors

    Apr 11, 2011

    Distinguished visitors, servicemembers, veterans and members of the community attended a wreath-laying ceremony here to remember the Bataan Death March and honor World War II veterans from the Philippines, United States, and allied nations.

  • Government Shutdown

    Apr 8, 2011

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  • SFAC director honored for small business program

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors outstanding small business owners, entrepreneurs and advocates who demonstrate the business acumen, tenacity and achievement, particularly in the face of adversity, to excel in their industry.

  • ECC ready to assist with the Operation Tomodachi mission

    Apr 8, 2011

    Life after an earthquake, a tsunami and currently dealing with the threat of radiation from damaged nuclear plants has left those on the East Asian island of Japan searching for answers. Expeditionary Contracting Command Soldiers and civilian are among the many providing support to those affected by the devastation.

  • Balikatan participants bring joy to Philippine orphanage

    Apr 7, 2011

    Smiling faces were everywhere and laughter was heard throughout the Shepherd of the Hill Orphanage as troops participating in Balikatan 2011 visited children to hand out clothing and toys during a outreach event at San Antonio, Zabales, Philippines.

  • Army Reserve Chaplain Detachment ready to deploy

    Apr 7, 2011

    Friends, families and fellow Soldiers gathered, here, Sunday, to honor the U.S. Army Reserve 9th Mission Support Command's 124th Chaplain Detachment in a small, intimate deployment ceremony.

  • Dignitaries attend Balikatan 2011 opening ceremony

    Apr 7, 2011

    U.S. military service members, Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel and distinguished visitors gathered April 5 for the opening ceremony of Exercise Balikatan 2011 at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo. Balikatan is an annual AFP- and U.S.-sponsored joint exercise celebrating its 27th iteration since inception in 1981. Distinguished visitors and representatives from various media outlets attended the ceremony to honor the event.

  • Balikatan 2011 kicks off in Philippines for bilateral training

    Apr 7, 2011

    Servicemembers from the Republic of the Philippines and the U.S. military participated in the Exercise Balikatan 2011 opening ceremony April 5 at Camp Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City, Philippines.

  • Celebrating Month of the Military Child: Raising strong kids year round

    Apr 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army first observed the Month of the Military Child in 1986, to honor the youngest members of the Army community.

  • U.S., Philippine teams offer free medical care during Balikatan

    Apr 5, 2011

    Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States servicemembers teamed together to provide free medical services to a community in the Philippines during Balikatan 2011.

  • Women's History Month Celebration

    Apr 5, 2011

    The 501st Special Troops Battalion hosted a Women's History Month celebration at the Evergreen Club on Camp Walker, South Korea Mar. 31, 2011. The 501st STB hosted the celebration to help create awareness within the Daegu enclave about the significant roles women have played in history.

  • Veterinary support helps Philippine towns during Balikatan

    Apr 5, 2011

    Members of the U.S. military, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine Department of Agriculture, and local volunteers worked together March 28-29, during a veterinary civic action project in San Antonio, Philippines.

  • IMCOM expanding Army Substance Abuse Program workforce

    Apr 5, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. - In this unprecedented era of persistent conflict, the risk for substance abuse among our Soldiers and their Families has never been greater.

  • US Army Pacific unit goes wireless during exercise

    Apr 4, 2011

    The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post went wireless March 28, during its certification exercise, or CERTEX, at Clark Air Base, Philippines.

  • Convoy Training Develops Leaders, Instills Confidence in Soldiers

    Apr 4, 2011

    The successful execution of convoys is critical to ensuring Soldiers get the supplies they need. Soldiers of the 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion trained on this task, and how to defend themselves, during recent training near the Korean DMZ.

  • Reservists, veterans recreate historic WWII scene

    Apr 4, 2011

    Sixty-eight years has passed since the day when thousands of Japanese-American volunteers in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team gathered at Iolani Palace, Hawaii, before being shipped off to World War II.

  • Team 6 bids farewell to 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski commander of U.S. Army Pacific and USARPAC Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Leota bid farewell to 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii March 31.

  • Soldier returns home to help others at Balikatan 2011

    Apr 1, 2011

    Born in Bulacan Province, Philippines, and raised on a farm, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marie Lanoza returned to her homeland in March to participate in Balikatan 2011, a military exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States military.

  • USARPAC CCP goes to exercise Balikatan 2011

    Mar 30, 2011

    The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post prepares to leave for the Republic of the Philippines to participate in exercise Balikatan 2011. The goal of the exercises is to maintain military readiness through training and relationship-building between the two countries. The USARPAC CCP is a scalable command post designed to rapidly deploy.

  • Alaska mechanics help update Army repair manual

    Mar 30, 2011

    Two U.S. Army Alaska mechanics discover a critical omission in an Army technical manual that triggers corrective action at the Department of the Army level.

  • DoD announces stationing of two Combat Aviation Brigades

    Mar 30, 2011

    The Department of Defense announced today the stationing of two Army combat aviation brigades.

  • Balikatan to team US Soldiers with Filipino troops

    Mar 30, 2011

    Eighth Army will deploy about 500 Soldiers from Korea to the Philippines to participate with about 6,000 U.S. troops in the exercise Balikatan, April 5-15.

  • Black Hawks Fly To Help Japan

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Black Hawks have long been viewed as "freedom flyers" in countries where the Army uses utility helicopters for medical, search and rescue, transport and combat missions in support of troops on the ground. But since the March 11 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, two of those "freedom flyers" have become symbolic with emergency assistance to this nation's people, who have been crushed by the two overwhelming natural disasters.

  • Combat camera takes the spotlight during Balikatan 2011

    Mar 29, 2011

    Service members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the United States military received training in basic camera operation and graphic design during Balikatan 2011

  • Leaders learn cold weather skills

    Mar 29, 2011

    The Army's Northern Warfare Training Center in Alaska shows leaders "what right looks like" in cold weather operations.

  • Philippine, US forces team up for medical, dental assistance

    Mar 29, 2011

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from both the Armed Forces of the Republic of the Philippines and the U.S. military participated in a medical and dental civic action program at Babancal Elementary School in Zambales province.

  • Alaska MPs head to Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2011

    Soldiers of the 164th Military Police leave Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 22 for a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan

  • USAG-HI conducts aviation noise, cultural impacts research

    Mar 29, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be conducting research on aviation noise and potential natural and cultural resource impacts, March 21-April 1, at the Pohakuloa Training Area and three proposed landing zones in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve, on the Big Island.

  • Soldiers help open runways at Sendai International

    Mar 29, 2011

    U.S. servicemembers have been working jointly and around the clock with Japanese Self-Defense Forces since mid-March to help the nation get back on its feet following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami here.

  • How the Army keeps rolling along

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Wainwright's transportation office supports the 1st Stryker Brigade, 25th Infantry Division in the unit's efforts to successfully deploy approximately 4,000 Soldiers and their equipment across thousands of miles of land, air and sea from Fort Wainwright to Fort Irwin, Calif., and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Soldiers battle cold at Army's northern warfare school

    Mar 25, 2011

    Soldiers at The Northern Warfare Training Center at Black Rapids Training Site south of Fort Greely, Alaska, learn how to survive, maneuver and fight in the these extreme conditions.

  • Army to celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Mar 24, 2011

    During April, U.S. military installations around the globe will recognize the contributions and sacrifices that servicemembers' sons and daughters make daily.

  • AFP, US Balikatan participants build schools and friendships during exercise

    Mar 23, 2011

    The two schools need additional classroom space due to their increasing student populations. Members of both the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. armed forces are doing the construction as part of Balikatan 2011.

  • Logistics Task Force 35 sets up HA/DR supply center

    Mar 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Japan's Logistics Task Force 35 set up operations at Sendai Airport March 23. Among the equipment put in place was a satellite dish to ensure ease of communications. The disaster relief center will distribute supplies for the evacuations facilities near the Tohoku area to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force. The JGSDF will further distribute those supplies to people who need them.

  • Philippine, US forces collaborate to build classrooms for elementary school

    Mar 22, 2011

    Soldiers from the United States and Armed Forces of the Philippines are teaming up to add new classrooms to Topes Elementary School in Zambales Province, Philippines.

  • Operation Tomodachi

    Mar 22, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., commander of U.S. Army Japan discusses USARJ humanitarian aid and disaster relief assistance with Japan Ground Self Defense Force officials March 15.

  • Kaena Point: Off-roading threatens fragile ecosystem

    Mar 22, 2011

    KAENA POINT STATE PARK, Hawaii - Navigating the pristine trails, here, which are dotted with native vegetation, offers an "a-ha" Hawaii nature experience.

  • Army's first smart-charging micro grid unveiled

    Mar 22, 2011

    In efforts to provide a clean source of "green" power and control nearly any source of electrical power within an existing grid, Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, hosted a formal maile lei untying and demonstration of the Army's first-ever smart-charging micro grid, Friday, outside the garrison headquarters, here.

  • Eye on the tsunami

    Mar 22, 2011

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Left to right, Dan Brown, district chief, Federal Fire Department, Hawaii; George Crowder, prevention chief; and Gayland Enriques, deputy chief, monitor the tsunami as it hits Oahu, March 11.

  • The 27th Annual Army Family Action Plan Conference identifies 16 new quality-of-life issues

    Mar 22, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Earlier this month, I discussed the progress we made resolving 17 of 40 quality-of-life issues at the AFAP General Officer Steering Committee held in February.

  • Eighth Army unit to deploy to Philippines for exercise

    Mar 22, 2011

    Eighth Army will deploy approximately 500 Soldiers to the Republic of the Philippines to participate in the Balikatan 2011 exercise, April 5 - 15.

  • Lewis-McChord assists family members back from Japan

    Mar 22, 2011

    An influx of people arriving this week at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from the earthquake and tsunami-ravaged country of Japan have prompted a multi-agency response by the federal government.

  • Water Drop

    Mar 22, 2011

    U.S. Army Japan and I Corps Forward as well as personnel from the Navy, Air Force and Marine personnel and the Japan Self Defense Force work together to transport and unload 25,000 cases of water to be delivered to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11.

  • 35th CSSB deployment to Sendai

    Mar 22, 2011

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Japan and the 10th Support Group join forces to distribute supplies and relief to the victims of Japan's horrendous earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country March 11.

  • Wiercinski returns to Hawaii, assumes command of USARPAC

    Mar 21, 2011

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli passed command of U.S. Army Pacific from Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon to Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski during a change of command ceremony March 21, on historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • USARPAC Soldiers support Operation Tomodachi

    Mar 20, 2011

    About 30 10th Support Group Soldiers deployed from Torii Station, Japan, to provide humanitarian aid to the citizens of Japan after an earthquake and tsunami crippled the country on March 11.

  • Military family members arrive in Seattle from Japan

    Mar 20, 2011

    About 200 military family members arrived March 19, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Wash., after leaving Japan voluntarily, U.S. Army North officials said. The family members left Yokota Air Base, Japan, aboard a government-chartered airplane.

  • U.S. Army Alaska commander earns second star

    Mar 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Alaska's commanding general earns his second star in a March 18 ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Helping Japan is Pacific Command's top priority

    Mar 18, 2011

    U.S. forces in Japan are engaged in one of the biggest natural and manmade disasters of a lifetime, Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard said March 17. Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, spoke over the phone from Hawaii to the Pentagon press corps about what the U.S. military is doing to help the Japanese Self-Defense Force respond to the disaster caused by the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear emergency.

  • Japan-based military Families remain top concern

    Mar 18, 2011

    Defense Department officials are taking Aca,!A"proactive, deliberateAca,!A? steps to stay ahead of the changing conditions in Japan, while keeping the safety and well being of military Families there always in mind, a DOD official said March 18.

  • Wainwright Soldier earns Outstanding Military Musician Award

    Mar 17, 2011

    The U.S. military has stepped up to recognize musical excellence in its ranks with the Col. Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award and a U.S. Army Alaska Soldier is one of the first to receive the honor.

  • Pundakit Integrated School ground breaking and classroom construction

    Mar 17, 2011

    The Pundakit Integrated school poses for the groundbreaking ceremony and construction of the schools, during exercise Balikatan in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines on March 11, 2011.

  • Gates authorizes humanitarian funds for Japan, voluntary evacuation of Honshu families

    Mar 17, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has authorized up to $35 million in initial Defense Department funds for humanitarian aid to Japan, and to pay for the voluntary departure of eligible family members from the island Honshu to the designated "safe haven" of the United States.

  • Engineer Company completes wall for Republic of Philippines elementary school

    Mar 16, 2011

    U.S. Army Soldiers from the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command continue constructing an additional classroom at Angel C. Manglicmot Memorial Elementary School, Zambales Province, Republic of the Philippines on March 14 during Balikatan 2011.

  • U.S. Army Japan palletizes relief supplies

    Mar 16, 2011

    Employees with the Army's Department of Logistics on Camp Kinser, Japan, prepared nine pallets containing 5,000 blankets and 500 sleeping bags for delivery to Sendai, Japan, in an effort to help victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

  • U.S. Army Japan heads to Sendai

    Mar 16, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., commander of U.S. Army Japan, visited Sendai, Japan, March 15 to discuss of U.S. Army Japan assistance to humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts.

  • US ambassador issues message to Americans in Japan

    Mar 16, 2011

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos today issued a message to Americans living there to bring them up to date on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation last week.

  • The 27th annual Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committee resolves 17 quality-of-li

    Mar 15, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- I often say you can read about history or make history. This year, the voices of Soldiers, Civilians and Families that have contributed to the Army Family Action Plan process were heard and history was made at the recent AFAP General Officer Steering Committee held the first week of February.

  • Official notes readiness challenges in Pacific

    Mar 15, 2011

    The U.S. military response following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan highlights the importance of a forward troop presence in the region, a senior defense official told Congress March 15. Michael Schiffer, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, testified today before the House Armed Services Committee's readiness subcommittee on long-term challenges in the Pacific region. "Our forward presence in Japan and throughout the Asia-Pacific region has allowed us to respond to Japan's urgent needs quickly," Schiffer said.

  • USARPAC civilian employees honored for service excellence

    Mar 14, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific held its first annual Army Civilian Recognition awards program, recognizing civilian service excellence.

  • Police, security guards keep the community, installations safe

    Mar 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Department of the Army security guards and DA civilian police do more than just check ID cards and wave cars through the gates on installations in Hawaii.

  • USAG-HI provides cultural resource update at Makua

    Mar 14, 2011

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii representatives and environmental officials reviewed cultural resource guidelines and annual findings concerning cultural preservation at Makua Military Reservation, Feb. 24, here.

  • Education Front: Survey studies on-post schools for possible facility upgrades

    Mar 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On-post schools throughout U.S. Army-Hawaii currently are being surveyed for facility improvements.

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