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  • 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.

  • Army ready to help after earthquake, tsunami in Japan

    Mar 14, 2011

    In response to the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, March 11, U.S. Army Japan/1st Corps Forward has activated its Emergency Operations Center and is mobilizing a disaster assessment team.

  • Joint Medical Blast Injury Symposium held in Sri Lanka

    Mar 11, 2011

    The 2011 Joint Medical Blast Injury Symposium was held Feb. 15- 17 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, as part of a medical exchange program to enhance cooperation across nations. Sri Lankan Armed Forces partnered with U.S. Army Central and U.S. Army Pacific to conduct a subject matter exchange on managing the effects of blast injuries.

  • Stryker Vehicles Decontaminated at Osan Air Base

    Mar 11, 2011

    While some were sleeping, members of 501st Sustainment Brigade were working to stop the spread of hoof and mouth disease.

  • Alaska paratrooper awarded for valor

    Mar 10, 2011

    Alaska paratrooper recognized for valor in Afghanistan combat.

  • A homecoming, Alaska style

    Mar 10, 2011

    Anchorage welcomes the 23rd Engineer Company back from Afghanistan with an only-in-Alaska experience during the city's premier winter festival.

  • Airborne Soldiers vie for Expert Infantry Badge

    Mar 10, 2011

    Soldiers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson received training Feb. 22-24, to prepare to test for the Expert Infantry Badge. The EIB represents the understanding of basic infantry tasks, according to Staff Sgt. Ian McGlocklyn, an infantry Soldier with Company A, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, and an EIB training instructor.

  • Alaska MPs drill on convoy security

    Mar 10, 2011

    Soldiers of the 164th Military Police Company prepared for a deployment to Afghanistan this spring with a convoy live fire exercise from Feb. 22 to March 4. The training aimed to improve high-payoff deployment skills by testing troop leading procedures, battle drills, and convoy operations.

  • 551st ICTC Trains in Hills of Korea

    Mar 10, 2011

    Soldiers of the 551st Inland Cargo Transfer Company, a subordinate element of 501st Sustainment Brigade, train in the hills near Busan, South Korea.

  • Exercise Key Resolve 2011 wraps up in South Korea

    Mar 9, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Exercise Key Resolve came to an end March 10 following two weeks of training around the Korean Peninsula.

  • Exercise Foal Eagle 2011 in Full Swing

    Mar 9, 2011

    Soldiers of 501st Sustainment Brigade participate in Exercise Foal Eagle 2011.

  • 9th MSC Soldiers stand ready

    Mar 8, 2011

    More than 1,100 Army Reservists from the 9th Mission Support Command gathered at Fort Shafter Flats to participate in the second annual Oahu Consolidated Soldier Readiness Processing, March 4-6.

  • Military chefs soup up skills at culinary competition

    Mar 8, 2011

    It's not likely what's being cooked up at Fort Lee, Va., will ever show up on the menu in a Dining Facility downrange, but the Soldiers manning the skillets there will go, and when they do, they'll take with them the skills they've demonstrated here.

  • Army, state continue collaboration to protect, save history

    Mar 7, 2011

    HONOLULU - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii command representatives and environmental officials met with the State Historic Preservation Division, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and National Parks Service representatives for the first time in 2011, Feb. 16, to review and discuss future programs for the protection of historic properties.

  • AER campaign helps the Army take care of its own

    Mar 7, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign, here, kicked off Tuesday, and will continue through May 15.

  • Participation vital, needed in COLA survey

    Mar 7, 2011

    HONOLULU - Military personnel in Hawaii have an opportunity to affect their paychecks this year by participating in a Cost of Living Allowance Living Pattern Survey, or LPS.

  • Survivor Outreach Services: Supporting Survivors and honoring Soldiers

    Mar 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- I commanded the 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Ga., as part of the surge in Iraq in 2007-8.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team cases colors during deployment ceremony

    Mar 4, 2011

    A deployment ceremony for Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was held March 4 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, U.S. Army Pacific commander spoke to Soldiers and Families gathered at Sills Field. The more than 3,200 Soldiers of the 3rd BCT "Broncos" will deploy to Afghanistan soon. Commander of the 3rd BCT is Col. Richard Kim.

  • Wainwright officials explain COLA policies during deployments

    Mar 4, 2011

    With many Fort Wainwright Soldiers deploying this year, Wainwright finance officials and rear detachment commanders are working to ensure Soldiers and families have a clear understanding of how their COLA allowance will be affected by the choices family members make about where to live and how long to travel during their Soldier's deployment.

  • Full Spectrum Operations' battle drills, plans aim to save lives

    Mar 4, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - Sounds of small arms fire pierced the brisk, heavy late evening air as defensive forces inside U.S. Army installations here braced themselves to withstand simultaneous coordinated attacks on all access control point gates throughout Warrior Country - a situation that made for an intense exercise.

  • U.S. Army Pacific announces top journalists

    Mar 3, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific selected its best military and civilian journalists and broadcasters during the 2010 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware journalism competition. The USARPAC competition garnered more than 40 entries in 10 categories from journalists assigned to commands in Hawaii, Alaska and Japan, including several Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • CAB aviators train while preserving cultural treasures in Makua Valley

    Mar 2, 2011

    Soldiers from 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), assisted in moving three detailed replicas of enemy fighting vehicles into the valley to assist in enemy target engagement simulations recently.

  • U.S. Army Alaska band joins Boy Scouts

    Mar 2, 2011

    Members of U.S. Army Alaska's 9th Army Band visit Boy Scout Troop 229 here Feb. 24 for a music-appreciation lesson.

  • U.S. Army Alaska band mentors students

    Mar 2, 2011

    U.S Army Alaska's 9th Army Band conducts a workshop for Anchorage high school musicians.

  • Arctic Sappers back from Afghanistan

    Mar 2, 2011

    U.S. Army Alaska's 6th Engineer Battalion (Airborne) welcomes the 23rd Engineer Company home from Afghanistan Feb 26 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Gates nominates Thurman to command in Korea

    Mar 2, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced March 1 his recommendaiton to the President that he nominate Army Gen. James D. Thurman to take command of U.S. Forces in the Republic of Korea. A native of Marietta, Okla., Thurman currently commands U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), the U.S. Army's largest organization, where he is responsible for the oversight, manning, training, and equipping of 237,000 Active Component Soldiers and the training and readiness oversight of 560,000 Soldiers of the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Gates made the announcement during a Pentagon press briefing. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Thurman would succeed Army Gen. Walter "Skip" Sharp in Korea who is set to retire after his tour as commander of the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea.

  • Football legend tackles mental-health stigma

    Mar 1, 2011

    Admitting you a have a problem doesn't mean you're weak, football great Herschel Walker told told Soldiers and Airmen in Alaska.

  • Culinary contest opens with Chef of Year showdown

    Mar 1, 2011

    The first event of the 2011 Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., featured 27 competitors vying for the Armed Forces Chef of the Year title.

  • The Quiet Professionals: USAG-HI supports deployment cycle

    Feb 28, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii provides support services, installation facilities, family housing, training and recreational centers for more than 94,000 Soldiers, family members, civilians employees and retirees stationed on Oahu and the Big Island.

  • Paintball, woodchips part of environmental discussion

    Feb 28, 2011

    HONOLULU - The Oahu Army Natural Resource Program, or OANRP, recently completed a series of meetings aimed at reviewing and guiding the Army's natural resource conservation work with endangered species.

  • Ceremony celebrates, pays tribute to African-American culture

    Feb 28, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - African-Americans have had an important role in the U.S.'s military history, from the Battle of Lexington more than 200 years ago, to overseas contingency operations, today.

  • Gourmet touch

    Feb 28, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Spc. Antawn Dansbury, a food service specialist, assigned to Company E, 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, discusses the spread his team made in preparation for the 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition, at the 25th CAB Dining Facility, here, Feb. 22.

  • Key Resolve 2011 Begins

    Feb 28, 2011

  • Traveling Korean War exhibit on display in Hawaii

    Feb 25, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, U.S. Army Pacific commander, toured a pictorial history of the Korean War Feb. 23 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. The exhibit moves Feb. 25 to Fort DeRussy in Waikiki and will be open to the public.

  • Battling cold, conquering mountains in Alaska

    Feb 25, 2011

    Soldiers like Staff Sgt. Paul Willey, an instructor at the Army's Northern Warfare Training Center in Alaska, prepare Soldiers for the harsh conditions they may face in the rugged and unforgiving mountains of Afghanistan.

  • USARPAC welcomes new command sergeant major

    Feb 25, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, U.S. Army Pacific commander, passed the Noncommissioned Officer Sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, incoming USARPAC command sergeant major at the change of responsibility ceremony held Feb. 25 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Leota assumed responsibility for the welfare, morale and standards of Soldiers in USARPAC from Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, who retired after 31 years of Army service.

  • Herschel Walker speaks out on seeking help

    Feb 25, 2011

    Meeting with Soldiers and families of the Warrior Transition Unit, Battalion B, NFL great Herschel Walker spoke about his life, his personal experiences and struggles with mental illness and how he gained control over it.

  • Vicki Olson receives Army Public Service Award

    Feb 24, 2011

    Vicki Olson received the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award Feb. 23 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, USARPAC commander, presented the award for Olson's contributions to the 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii and the U.S. Army. Olson began Pohai Pulama - the Caring Circle - that improved the wellness and resiliency of Soldies and Families, especially during deployments. She also raised more than $100,000 for the Hawaii Army Museum.

  • USARPAC Soldiers race for charity during Great Aloha Run

    Feb 22, 2011

    More than 23,000 people took part in the the Great Aloha Run on Presidents' Day, Feb. 21, in Honolulu. Servicemembers from all branches, including the U.S. Army Pacific, led by Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, USARPAC commander, and Maj. Gen. Michael Terry, 8th Theater Sustainment Command commander, sprinted down Nimitz Highway more than eight miles, from the Aloha Tower to the Aloha Stadium.

  • Eighth Army commander encourages graduates to lead

    Feb 22, 2011

    SEOUL - During his graduation address at Seoul Cyber University Feb. 19, the Eighth Army commanding general encouraged the graduates to be information age leaders.

  • Cooks feed hungry Alaska Soldiers at NTC

    Feb 22, 2011

    Feeding more than 4,000 hungry mouths can be difficult for even the most experienced cooks. It's an even bigger challenge when those mouths belong to hungry Soldiers training in the Mojave Desert 12 hours a day at the U.S. Army's National Training Center

  • Blue Star Card holders meet, take photos with Lt. Dan Band

    Feb 22, 2011

  • Security discussed at AFAP ceremony

    Feb 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Increasing security within Army Hawaii's military housing communities was among the top items on wish lists presented at the closing ceremony of Fiscal Year 2011's Army Family Action Plan Conference, held at the Nehelani, here, Feb. 11.

  • Installation Safety revs several motorcycle changes

    Feb 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Due a contractual change Dec. 16, 2010, the Army Traffic Safety Training Program is only available to active duty service members.

  • Building resilience across USARPAC

    Feb 18, 2011

    Building resilience in Soldiers is the task for more than 120 students scheduled to graduate Feb. 23 from the 10-day Master Resilience Training course held at Fort Shafter. The Army definition of resilience is the ability to grow and thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from adversity. The graduates of this course will be instilling these attributes into their units. The MRT course is one pillar of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program with the mission to increase resilience and enhance the performance of the force by developing five dimensions of strength: physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family.

  • Tropic Lightning Soldiers, families receive early Valentine's Day present

    Feb 17, 2011

    Actor and musician Gary Sinise and the Lieutenant Dan Band performed a free concert at Schofield Barracks' Martinez Physical Fitness Center (MPFC), Feb. 12, for Tropic Lightning Soldiers, families and friends.

  • 'Alpha Dawgs' conduct convoy live fire situational training

    Feb 17, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to A Company, "Alpha Dawgs," 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct convoy live fire situational training exercises during a rotation to the Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island of Hawaii, Feb. 11.

  • Lightning Horse heats up the range during aerial gunnery

    Feb 17, 2011

    Pilots assigned to C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, "Lighting Horse," 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, engage a target during aerial gunnery as part of Operation Shenandoah while at the Pohakuloa Training Area, on the Big Island of Hawaii, Feb. 11.

  • CAB conducts construction on PTA airfield

    Feb 17, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 209th Aviation Support Battalion, "Lobos," 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, add materials to level the ground beneath new matting on Bradshaw Army Airfield at the Pohakuloa Training Area, on the Big Island of Hawaii, Feb. 10.

  • Lobos get their hands dirty in Motor Pool

    Feb 17, 2011

    Soldiers from A Company, 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), "Lobos," 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), work in a consolidated motor pool during a rotation to the Pohakuloa Training Area on the Island of Hawaii, Feb. 7.

  • Alaska, Thai paratroopers wrap up Cobra Gold 2011

    Feb 17, 2011

    Alaska-based paratroopers stand beside members of the Royal Thai Army's 3-31st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard for a ceremony marking the end of Exercise Cobra Gold 2011 in Thailand.

  • A test of fortitude for Thai, U.S. paratroopers

    Feb 17, 2011

    Thai and U.S. paratroopers end Exercise Cobra Gold 2011 with a rigorous three-day mission in the wilderness of Thailand.

  • Wainwright spouse wins photography honors

    Feb 17, 2011

    A Fort Wainwright family member was among the winners of the 2010 Army Digital photography contest.

  • Worship service in the desert

    Feb 16, 2011

    Despite intense around-the-clock operations at the U.S. Army's National Training Center here, Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division held their first worship service at Forward Operating Base Denver Feb. 13.

  • Chaplain assistant on mission to boost morale

    Feb 16, 2011

    Despite intense around-the-clock operations at the U.S. Army's National Training Center here, Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division held their first worship service at Forward Operating Base Denver Feb. 13.

  • Korea-based medical team deploys for Cobra Gold

    Feb 16, 2011

    BANGKOK - Seven U.S. service members from 8th Army's 65th Medical Brigade are participating in the 30th Operation Cobra Gold through Feb. 21 in various locations throughout Thailand.

  • BRM with Champions!

    Feb 16, 2011

    Soldiers of 501st Sustainment Brigade conducted a basic rifle marksmanship range at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea Feb. 16, 2011.

  • 8th Army Commander Visits Champions

    Feb 16, 2011

    Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, commander of 8th Army, visited Soldiers of 501st Sustainment Brigade at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea Feb. 16, 2011. Johnson visited the 501st to gain a better understanding of the unit's capabilities during a tour of 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command units.

  • Soldier bridges language gap in Thailand

    Feb 15, 2011

    Amid the bustle of Thai and U.S. leadership speaking through interpreters, working to bridge the language gap, there is one Soldier who stands out from all the rest. Twenty-five-year-old Pfc. Ativut Son, a utilities equipment repairer from the 71st Chemical Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, based at Schofield Barracks Hawaii, has been attached to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment to work as an interpreter.

  • Eighth Army deputy commander retires after 38 years

    Feb 15, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Robert J. Williamson was honored for 38 years of service during his retirement ceremony here at Collier Field House Feb. 14.

  • AFAP gives ohana power to affect change

    Feb 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nicole Roames threw a soft, gray, woolen shawl over her blouse to ward off the chill in the standard-issue classroom in the Education Center, here, Feb. 8.

  • Medal of Honor recipient buried at Punchbowl

    Feb 15, 2011

    Pvt. Barney Hajiro, 94, died Jan. 21 and was, at the time of his death, the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient. He was buried Feb. 14 at the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu.

  • Gary Sinise visits Wounded Warriors

    Feb 15, 2011

  • Great Aloha Run to kick off on President's Day

    Feb 15, 2011

    HONOLULU - Hawaii runners, including those in the armed services, are lacing up for the Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run, scheduled, here, Feb. 21.

  • DoDEA holds town hall, discusses public education in Hawaii

    Feb 15, 2011

    HONOLULU - A survey asking military families about their perception of public education in several states, including Hawaii, was discussed at a town hall meeting, here, Feb. 3.

  • Oldest Medal of Honor recipient buried at Punchbowl

    Feb 14, 2011

    The nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient, Pvt. Barney Hajiro, was buried Feb. 14 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu.

  • U.S., Thai troops trade urban tactics

    Feb 14, 2011

    Paratroopers from 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and paratroopers from the Thai Army's 3-31st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard traded urban warfighting tactics in a Feb. 12 exercise. The joint Thai and U.S. force spent the day sharing everything from weapons to ideas and mission tactics at a military operations in urban terrain, or MOUT, training site.

  • 8th TSC Soldiers help Great Aloha Run step-by-step

    Feb 14, 2011

    Honolulu hosts the annual Great Aloha Run, an 8.15-mile race from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium. Although the race only lasts a few hours, the preparation takes a few months. Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command are volunteering to assist the GAR staff almost every step of the way.

  • Live-fire training unites U.S., Thai troops

    Feb 14, 2011

    Two division-level generals from the Thai Army attended a live-fire exercise Feb. 11, combining troops from the Thai Royal Army and U.S. Army Alaska's 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

  • Alaska Soldiers train with Thai army

    Feb 14, 2011

    Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, based at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Alaska, spent the day Feb. 10 cross-training on weapons and tactics here with members of the Royal Thai Army's 3-31st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard.

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