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  • Ordnance Reef technology demonstration reaches halfway point

    Aug 1, 2011

    The Ordnance Reef technology demonstration is midway through the technical display of abilities to recover and destroy underwater military munitions, near the Waianae, Hawaii, coast.

  • PACC VII and PAMS XXXV Opening Ceremony

    Aug 1, 2011

    The Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC) and Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS) both got under way with concurrent opening ceremonies in Singapore. The conferences this year were are co-hosted by the Singapore and U.S. Armies. PACC is a biennial, multi-national, executive defense forum for Asia Pacific's regional ground forces Chiefs and is designed to foster military-to-military cooperation, develop interpersonal relationships and contribute to regional dialogue and stability. Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS) is an annual multi-national military seminar organized by U.S. Army Pacific that provides a forum for senior-level officers from Asia Pacific's regional ground forces to exchange views and ideas. It provides an opportunity for current and future leaders of the region's armies to establish and cultivate relationships.

  • Pets, people have a tail waggin’ good time at 'Pets are People Too Expo'

    Aug 1, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Porter Community Center, here, went to the dogs during the “Pets are People Too Expo,” July 21.

  • Resiliency camp held for families of wounded, fallen Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2011

    Through a partnership between Survivor Outreach Services and Operation Military Kids, two very special groups of children and their families came together July 15-17, 2011, for a summer retreat at Camp Erdman in Waialua, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program English Camp

    Jul 29, 2011

    Members of 501st Sustainment Brigade recently participated in an "English camp" on U.S. Army Garrison Carroll, South Korea. The 7th annual English camp ran from July 25-29, 2011. The five-day camp is part of U.S. Forces Korea’s Good Neighbor Program and is provided for students at Waegwan Middle School. It is designed to enhance cultural awareness and provide Korean students an opportunity to use, improve, and develop confidence in the English language skills through interaction with native English speakers.

  • Wounded warrior receives surprising welcome home

    Jul 29, 2011

    Wounded warrior returns home to a surprise homecoming at Fort Wainwright , Alaska.

  • Joint paralegal personnel come together to train on common tasks

    Jul 29, 2011

    Hawaii-based Army paralegals routinely train every third Thursday of the month, and each quarter, U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard paralegals join them. The joint training educates paralegals and brings the services together to keep the paralegal partnership alive on island.

  • Army’s top energy advisor visits Korea installations

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Garrisons Yongsan, Daegu, Red Cloud and Camp Carroll, South Korea, to get a better idea on how garrisons here can reduce the amount of energy used and increase operating efficiencies.

  • Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXV held at Singapore

    Jul 28, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Yeo See Peng, commander of 6th Division Singapore Armed Forces presents Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander of U.S. Army Pacific a gift July 28, during Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXV held at Singapore during an ice breaker.

  • Asia-Pacific Army Chiefs participate in regional cooperation conferences

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference VII and Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXV opened July 27 and will run through Aug. 1 in Singapore.

  • USAG-HI opens new maneuver area at PTA

    Jul 25, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- U. S. Army Garrison-Hawaii opened portions of the Keamuku Maneuver Area, here, to local hunters, July 16-17.

  • New Counter-IED Trainer Saves lives through realistic training

    Jul 25, 2011

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- The Asia Pacific Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center recently added a mobile CIED trainer device to help Soldiers identify deadly roadside bombs during their deployments.

  • Medical professionals participate in Vietnam outreach mission

    Jul 25, 2011

    Personnel from 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) and Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center participated in the third Vietnam Bilateral Military Medical Outreach July 7-18. The continued Medical First Responder training, and subject matter expert exchange with Vietnamese Armed Forces personnel in order to enhance host country medical proficiency and further contribute to their medical readiness .

  • Active duty military and Hawaii National Guard personnel work together in Exercise Kokua

    Jul 22, 2011

    Active duty military and National Guard personnel came together as one as they worked through simulated disasters and emergency situations July 22, at Ford Island, Hawaii.

  • Shinseki: VA task force improves care of women vets

    Jul 20, 2011

    The newly formed VA Task Force on Women Veterans will go a long way in addressing key benefits gaps to female veterans, according to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

  • Chiarelli: 'Without energy, Army stands still and silent'

    Jul 20, 2011

    The second day of the first joint Army-Air Force Energy Forum became standing room only as they waited for leaders from the military and government to enter.

  • IED training during Talisman Sabre 2011 helps keep troops alive

    Jul 19, 2011

    Improvised explosive devices are dangerous to war fighters because insurgents are constantly adapting and modifying the way they are made and used.

  • USARPAC honors deputy commanding general with Flying "V" ceremony

    Jul 18, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Jeffery Underhill, commander of 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a Flying “V” ceremony to honor and welcome Brig. Gen. Robert F. Mathews, deputy commanding general at U.S. Army Pacific, July 18 at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Déjà vu? Familiar faces switch places during Garrison Change of Command

    Jul 18, 2011

    Members of the Fort Wainwright and Fairbanks North Star Borough communities celebrated a change of garrison command Friday, as well as a retirement ceremony for the outgoing commander, Col. Timothy A. Jones. Jones honors Soldiers fallen undis

  • Sharp bids farewell, Thurman assumes command in Korea

    Jul 14, 2011

    Gen. James D. Thurman assumed command of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea from Gen. Walter L. Sharp during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2011.

  • U.S. Army Alaska mountaineer assists in MIA recovery mission

    Jul 13, 2011

    The Joint Prisoners of War, Missing in Action Accounting Command often calls upon the Northern Warfare Training Center for assistance in their mission to achieve the fullest possible accounting of all Americans from the nation’s past conflicts.

  • Mission: Capture Army medical history

    Jul 12, 2011

    The AMEDD Center of History and Heritage sent a detachment of its newly created Special Medical Augmentation Response Team - Medical History, to Camp Zama, Japan, to collect interviews, digital imagery, and detailed records of events in connection with the U.S. military's assistance to Japan following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

  • Eighth Army welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jul 11, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A change of responsibility ceremony for the command sergeant major of Eighth Army was held here July 8.

  • Air defenders hold English class for ROK Air Force

    Jul 11, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Andy Kim could not be happier today.

  • Contingency Contracting Team provides support to Ayara Guardian 2011

    Jul 7, 2011

    Members of the 646th Contingency Contracting Team, Taegu, South Korea, provided contracting support May 22 through July 1 during Ayara Guardian 2011, a training exercise in the Pran Buri District of Thailand.

  • Using meds beyond 6-month dispense date forbidden

    Jul 6, 2011

    Soldiers who take their prescription medications six months after dispensation and pop positive on a urinalysis test could see their careers go down the toilet.

  • USARPAC, TAMC teach medical first responder course to save lives on battlefield

    Jul 6, 2011

    The words “Ek dol, Ek Juddho!” or “One Team, One Fight!” thundered from the mouths of more than 60 Bangladesh officers, nurses and soldiers during the recent graduation ceremony of the Medical First Responder Train-the-Trainer course, here, June 5-9.

  • Stevens takes command of Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific

    Jul 1, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii--Col. Edward J. Kertis relinquished his position as commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Pacific Ocean Division to Brig. Gen. Richard L. Stevens during a Change of Command ceremony June 30 at historic Palm Circle, here.

  • 4th of July Message from LTG Francis Wiercinski

    Jun 30, 2011

    The annual 4th of July holiday has traditionally been a day of parades and speeches from politicians. But it is also a day that that can be far more meaningful and remind us of our nation’s tradition of service and sacrifice.

  • Alaska Strykers bring hope to Afghan villagers

    Jun 30, 2011

    During a recent mission Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, and 25th Infantry Division came to the aid of the people of Daman district.

  • Love at first sight: an Army story

    Jun 30, 2011

    More than a decade after they met in training, Alaska-based husband and wife team serve together in Afghanistan.

  • Eagles soar above Sergeant Majors in softball game

    Jun 30, 2011

    Eagles beat the Sergeant Major's 15 to 13 during a softball game June 30 at the Aliamanu Military Reserve. The softball game was part of One Team Week activities. After the game both teams took time for a group photo.

  • Suwon Dining Facility wins Eighth Army award

    Jun 29, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Pfc. Erica Asbury always greets each and every one of her customers going through the chow line.

  • Overseas military mail delayed, missing due to customers misaddressing labels

    Jun 27, 2011

    Overseas military mail delayed Customers misaddressing mail

  • Knowing how to report a crime makes all the difference

    Jun 27, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Although all of us hope we never need the police, we should know how to reach them, when to report a crime and how to contact the police.

  • SMA talks sexual assault, downsizing in Iraq

    Jun 24, 2011

    The Army's senior most enlisted Soldier visited troops here, June 24, to discuss the future of the Army as well as ongoing changes that many Soldiers may face.

  • New Zealand leader visits NCO Academy during Pacific tour

    Jun 24, 2011

    New Zealand’s sergeant major of the army visited the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, June 14, in conjunction with a visit to Pacific Command and U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Sharp says alliance ready to counter provocations

    Jun 22, 2011

    During an address to the Association of the Republic of Korea Army at Koreana Hotel here June 20, 2011, the top U.S. military commander in Korea said the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance is ready to counter any provocations against South Korea.

  • Senate confirms Panetta as Defense Secretary

    Jun 22, 2011

    The U.S. Senate voted unanimously this evening to confirm Leon E. Panetta as the next Secretary of Defense.

  • USAG-HI to host realistic ATEX scenarios

    Jun 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will conduct its annual antiterrorism exercise, or ATEX, “Rapid Response 2011,” on Sills Field, here, June 23-24.

  • Guam Regional Hub Node complete, training begins

    Jun 21, 2011

    When the 311th Signal Command’s newly-completed Regional Hub Node here becomes operational, the reach of the Army network will truly become global. This was the source of excitement at the facility’s inauguration ceremony here June 10. The Guam RHN, the fourth to be built worldwide, was specifically designed to extend the Global Information Grid to deployed tactical organizations, providing them with immediate access to services critical to executing battlespace operations regardless of their location. The fixed platform, equipped with two antennae commonly used for satellite communications in remote locations, is scheduled to become operational in October.

  • Hawaii-based units celebrate Army's birthday, nation's strength

    Jun 21, 2011

    This year marks the 236th birthday of the U.S. Army, which was established June 14, 1775, to secure the nation's independence.

  • Personal choices help all drivers stay safe

    Jun 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Every year, safety professionals across the Army look at accident statistics to predict what trends are developing both on and off post.

  • Community leaders, senior government officials gather at PTA

    Jun 21, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- Big Island senior government officials and community leaders attended the Community Leaders Day, here, June 14.

  • Command Post Exercise provides invaluable, real-world training for US Indonesian Soldiers

    Jun 20, 2011

    In an effort to support stability and peacekeeping operations, U.S. and Indonesian Soldiers have combined their expertise and talents for an intense, nearly two-week, command post exercise as part of U.S. Army, Pacific’s Exercise Garuda Shield.

  • US, Indonesian Soldiers bond during Garuda Shield Sports Day

    Jun 20, 2011

  • Eighth Army holds U.S. Army Birthday Ball in Seoul

    Jun 20, 2011

    SEOUL - The U.S. Army Birthday Ball was held here at the Seoul Grand Hyatt Hotel June 10 to celebrate the Army's 236th birthday.

  • Fort Shafter CDC celebrates the Army’s 236th Birthday

    Jun 17, 2011

    The Fort Shafter Child Development Center took some time to recognize the Army’s 236th Birthday with a commemoration event, June 16. Both parents and children were invited to attend the Army Commemoration with music supplied by the 25th Infantry Divisions Configurations Jazz Combo.

  • US Soldiers share tactical knowledge with Indonesian Armed Forces

    Jun 16, 2011

    Improvised explosive devices are one of the most dangerous weapons Soldiers encounter during missions around the globe. Seasoned U.S. Soldiers are teaching Indonesian Soldiers to face that danger on their own terms.

  • Pacific Command recognizes US Army's 236th birthday

    Jun 16, 2011

    CAMP Smith, Hawaii - (From left to right) Armed Forces of the Philippines First Chief Master Sgt. Edilberto R. Lustre, Maj. Gen. Jose Tony E. Villarete, Brig. Gen. Charles W. Hooper, AFP Brig. Gen. Samuel Narbuada, Police Chief of Support Rex Dolino and Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa pose next to a sign celebrating the U.S. Army's 236th birthday June 14, at Pacific Command, Camp Smith.

  • Hawaiian Reservists strengthen U.S., Indonesian partnership through humanitarian mission

    Jun 15, 2011

    Hawaii-based U.S. Army Reservists have partnered with Indonesian soldiers to build a large community center and a public market as part of Exercise Garuda Shield.

  • USARPAC celebrates the Army's 236th Birthday

    Jun 15, 2011

    Despite repeated trials in an era of persistent conflict, the U.S. Army has emerged stronger and is considered a world-class organization that continues to build on its demonstrated successes, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific told those attending the Army birthday commemoration ball June 10.

  • Presidential Proclamation - Flag Day and National Flag Week

    Jun 14, 2011

    On June 14, 1777, the Second Constitutional Congress adopted a flag with thirteen stripes and thirteen stars to represent our Nation, one star for each of our founding colonies.

  • US Soldiers soak up Indonesian culture

    Jun 13, 2011

    Exercise Garuda Shield is a bilateral exercise designed to strengthen relations between U.S. and Indonesian Armed Forces. Throughout the exercise, the Soldiers will participate in a field training exercise, a command post exercise and a humanitarian civic action project. U.S. and Indonesian participants will further strengthen their personal relationships by competing in sporting events and enjoying cultural activities, such as culture day.

  • US, Indonesia partner for Exercise Garuda Shield 2011

    Jun 12, 2011

    BOGOR, Indonesia " Hundreds of United States and Indonesian Soldiers gathered to participate in the opening ceremony of an annual bilateral exercise, today, at the Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI-Indonesian Armed Forces) Engineer Training Center of Army Education and Training Command, Pusdikzi. Sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted by the Indonesian Armed Forces, Exercise Garuda Shield is the latest in a continuing series of rigorous, multi-faceted exercises designed to promote regional peace and security.

  • USARPAC NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jun 11, 2011

    Warrior Challenge is a U.S. Army, Pacific competition designed to find the best Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and Soldier in the Pacific. Over the five-day competition, Soldiers are tested on their Army knowledge, physical and mental stamina. At the end of the competition, points are tallied and the highest scoring NCO and Soldier are chosen as NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • Secretary of the Army, Honorable John McHugh visits Torii Station

    Jun 7, 2011

    Secretary of the Army, Honorable John McHugh visits Torii Station to learn more about quality of life issues that impact the Soldiers and their families. Approximately 50 spouses attended a community exchange meeting held at the Coral Cove on Monday, June 6th. Questions focused on issues relating to housing, deployments, the uniqueness of working with joint services and available medical assets on island.

  • Pacific Soldiers vie for top spot in “Warrior Challenge” competition

    Jun 7, 2011

    Six Non Commissioned Officers and five Soldiers representing the major U.S. Army Pacific commands gathered on Oahu this week to compete for the 2011 title of USARPAC’s NCO and Soldier of the Year June 6-10.

  • Secretary of the Army visits the Pacific

    Jun 5, 2011

    Honolulu - Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh met with leaders and Soldiers of U.S. Army Pacific and Hawaii as part of his tour of commands in the Pacific. In a press conference, he highlighted the Army's role in the Pacific. McHugh also meet with "Wounded Warriors at Tripler Army Medical Center during his visit.

  • Hawaii Chamber of Commerce hosts concert to honor service members

    Jun 1, 2011

    HONOLULU " The sounds of freedom reverberated throughout the historic Hawaii Theatre, as service members mustered for the 2011 Combined Military Band Concert, here, May 21.

  • Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

    Jun 1, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families brought two shows, here, May 21, and one to Aliamanu Military Reservation, May 25, to help military parents and children talk, listen and connect with familiar characters and important issues.

  • Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2011

    May 27, 2011

    For over two centuries, brave men and women have laid down their lives in defense of our great Nation. These heroes have made the ultimate sacrifice so we may uphold the ideals we all cherish. On this Memorial Day, we honor the generations of Americans who have fought and died to defend our freedom.

  • 8th TSC Commanding General visits 65th Engineers at PTA

    May 26, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commander, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, and members of his command team, visited more than 300 Soldiers, here, May 10, during their field training exercise.

  • RCAF, US Army engineers build school in Cambodia during Angkor Sentinel

    May 19, 2011

    Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and U.S. Army engineers continue construction of a new school in Taing Sia Village, Kampong Speu Province May 16, as part of the Engineer Civic Action Projects of exercise Angkor Sentinel 11.

  • Angkor Sentinel officially begins with opening ceremony

    May 19, 2011

    Angkor Sentinel 2011 officially began with an opening ceremony May 18, 2011, at the Training School for Multi-National Peace Keeping Forces, Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia.

  • 25th ID spouses get spiritually fit

    May 17, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - An evening of prayer and laughter filled the Post Conference Room, here, during a spiritual dinner for spouses of deployed Soldiers, May 4.

  • Learning techniques to make an impact

    May 17, 2011

    The only construction effects engineer assets in all of the U.S. Army-Pacific can be found in the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, here. As the 84th Eng. Bn. conducts missions across the Pacific theater of operations, it is frequently split to allow for a maximum outcome while assisting with multi-force and multi-national missions.

  • Hawaii Reserve Soldiers leave their mark on Golden Mariner

    May 17, 2011

    When civilian workers went on strike due to a labor dispute, Hawaii-based U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 302nd Transportation Terminal Battalion, 9th Mission Support Command, took the lead at Exercise Golden Mariner, here, April 1-May 6.

  • USARPAC holds retirement ceremony for deputy commander

    May 13, 2011

    A retirement ceremony for Brig. Gen. John E. Seward, deputy commander for United States Army Pacific, was held May 13 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commander of 8th Theater Sustainment Command was the presiding officer during the ceremony.

  • Signaleers find solidarity in 311th Best Warrior competition

    May 13, 2011

    Soldiers and non-commissioned officers from the 311th Signal Command (Theater) found solidarity with one another during the 2001 311th Best Warrior competition in Hawaii. Competitors traveled from throughout the Pacific only to find common ground with one another during the week of challenges.

  • Army Reservists provide invaluable support to Operation Arctic Care

    May 12, 2011

    A small team of six U.S. Army Reservists with the 9th Mission Support Command's 297th Engineer Company was tasked with a large mission in support of Operation Arctic Care 2011 - to provide the only mode of transportation to remote villages in the Tok sub-region of Alaska.

  • Chief of the Army Reserve visits 9th MSC Soldiers and families in Alaska

    May 12, 2011

    The Chief of the Army Reserve, joined by his wife, met with local Army Reservists and family members of the 9th Mission Support Command at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, here, April 30-May 1.

  • Soldiers return to Okinawa from relief mission

    May 12, 2011

    Soldiers returned to Okinawa, Japan on May 4, after spending six weeks assisting the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force in relief efforts. Approximately 200 Soldiers formed the Joint Logistics Task Force 10 comprised of Soldiers from the 10th Support Group, 35th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 1-1 Air Defense Battalion, 83rd Ordnance Battalion, and 505th Quartermaster Battalion and 1-1 Special Forces. Col. Lance R. Koenig, commander of 10th Support Group explained to Family members, friends and colleagues about the significance of their endeavors and their unwavering commitment and dedication to help those affected by this tragedy.

  • US, India conduct an executive steering group

    May 10, 2011

    Senior leaders and planners from the Indian Army, U.S. Army Pacific, Marine Forces Pacific, Special Operations Command, and the Department of the Army, met in Honolulu to discuss future bilateral engagements between the two countries during the 15th Executive Steering Group May 2-4.

  • Soldiers Conduct Convoy Live Fire Exercise

    May 10, 2011

    The 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 501st Special Troops Battalion and elements of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command participated in a convoy life fire exercise, or CLFX, at Nightmare Range, South Korea May 4, 2011.

  • Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference held in Sydney

    May 6, 2011

    Sydney-The U.S. Army, Pacific and the Australian Defence Force are sponsored the 21st Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference, May 2-6, 2011 at the Sydney Hilton. The theme of the conference was "One Team: Partnerships, Joint Medical Operations and Wounded Warrior Care. APMMC is conducted by United States Army Pacific and USPACOM in support of the Commander's Theater Security Cooperation Program. The audience was composed of military health professionals from 24 countries. APMMC provides a forum for U.S. military health-care providers to discuss with allied countries in the Asia Pacific region topics, issues, and concerns of military medical significance.

  • Language Institute fills communication gap during Operation Tomodachi

    May 5, 2011

    Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center graduates put their language training to good use in support of Operation Tomodachi after the recent disaster in Japan.

  • Construction battalion provides engineer assistance in Cambodia

    May 4, 2011

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, constructs new three-room schoolhouse and renovates health clinic Additional task include investigating possible repair of inoperable wells in area as time, budget and conditions permit as part of Exercise Angkor Sentinel. Angkor Sentinel is a continuation of ongoing U.S. Army efforts co-sponsored by the U.S. Military and Royal Cambodian Army. The exercise for will include planning and executing a battalion level command post exercise, constructing engineer civic action projects and executing a medical civic action project. The exercise will also provide the venue for assistance and training to the Cambodian military, and support U.S. and Cambodian security objectives.

  • Families of 2 fallen Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    May 2, 2011

    Representatives from the families of two Soldiers -- Pfc. Anthony Kahoohanohano and Pfc. Henry Svehla, who gave their lives for their comrades in Korea -- proudly received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House, May 2, 2011.

  • Engineers honor former Soldier in a memorial during Balikatan 2011

    Apr 28, 2011

    Three 643rd Engineer Company Soldiers were called upon to help in remembering a fallen veteran. The Soldiers were requested to participate in the flag presentation and memorial of Arturo H. Ebalo, from Candelaria, Zambales, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

  • Soldiers teach class at cultural exchange

    Apr 28, 2011

    Cultural Exchange by U.S. Army Soldiers

  • 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.

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