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  • FMWR launches new menu of programs for community

    Feb 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A new menu of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs at the Nehelani, here, awaits old and new customers.

  • Odierno fleshes out Pacific strategy, Afghan advisory mission

    Feb 23, 2012

    The Army will remain strong in the Pacific to reflect the increased emphasis on the region, the Army chief of staff said Tuesday.

  • Students learn from Yongsan environmental office

    Feb 23, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Students from the University of Seoul were given a first-hand look at how the US Army Garrison Yongsan manages environmental requirements during a seminar held by the Directorate of Public Works Feb. 21.

  • Army Now - Army opens new Army Military Occupation Specialties for female soldiers

    Feb 23, 2012

    Army opens new MOSs for female soldiers including 6 occupational specialties and more than 13, 000 positions.

  • Army unveils world's first military fleet of fuel cell vehicles

    Feb 22, 2012

    U.S. Army, Pacific, unveiled a fleet of 16 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that the military services in Hawaii are testing in an effort to research efficient, clean and renewable energy sources, and reduce the U.S. military's dependence on petroleum.

  • 'Warrior' brigade Soldiers familiarize with new, improved weapon systems

    Feb 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- In an Army-wide effort to keep Soldiers equipped with the latest weapons and technology, equipment and doctrine constantly receive updates and revisions. Units then receive these updates through fielding distribution and training.

  • Alaska medics train Afghan counterpart

    Feb 21, 2012

    As time winds down to the eventual departure of American troops from Afghanistan, some Afghan soldiers eagerly seek training when given the opportunity.

  • Vietnam vet awarded Silver Star after 45 years

    Feb 17, 2012

    An Alaska Vietnam veteran is awarded the Silver Star -- 45 years after earning it.

  • Charging POVs is not authorized

    Feb 17, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The numbers of privately owned, electric vehicles on Army installations in Hawaii are increasing.

  • Garrison addresses lack of participation for reveille, retreat

    Feb 17, 2012

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

  • Army Family Team Building helps to build values

    Feb 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army Family Team Building, or AFTB, program is a series of training modules designed for Soldiers, family members and Army civilians.

  • Portrait of Honor

    Feb 17, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Roger F. Mathews, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific, looks at the newly created portrait of the late 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom during a dedication ceremony Feb. 17 at Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu. The portrait was courtesy of the American Fallen Soldier project, a national non-profit organization that honors and forever memorializes fallen service members through paintings. Brostrom was a platoon leader assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, and died from wounds sustained during Operation Enduring Freedom July 13, 2008. Brostrom was a graduate of Damien High School, a recipient of one of the paintings, and the University of Hawaii. Mathews delivered a message from U.S. Army Pacific, thanking Brostrom and his family for making the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation.

  • Service members attend dedication ceremony for new school building

    Feb 17, 2012

    NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand - Service members of the U.S. and the Royal Thai Armed Forces attended a dedication ceremony with members of the local community to commemorate a new school building here, Feb 16.

  • 'With You All the Way' delights Yongsan kids

    Feb 16, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- On Feb. 7, students of Seoul American Elementary School had an opportunity to enjoy and share their feelings and concerns during the "Trevor Romain, With You All The Way" tour sponsored by the Yongsan United Service Organization.

  • Yongsan saves one million dollars by re-using excess materials

    Feb 16, 2012

    "In the fiscal year of 2011, the government saved one million dollars, in material costs alone, as a result of recycling used material on the garrison," said Enrique Blanco, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Roads and Grounds branch chief, in an interview, Jan. 26.

  • Army's biggest warehouse honors Korean Service Corps

    Feb 13, 2012

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea--Army Field Support Battalion--North East Asia held the opening ceremony for the Korean Service Corps Humidity Control Warehouse with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Feb. 10.

  • Sgt. Smith Theater enters 21st century with upgrades

    Feb 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Sgt. Smith Theater, here, received a $600,000 Department of the Army facelift.

  • Celebrating black women

    Feb 10, 2012

    Their stories may be as varied as their careers and places they lived; however, African-American women have shared a common bond throughout history. The myriad of careers held and experiences dealing with their race and gender are woven into their life stories.

  • Changes coming for the Army's Active Component retention program

    Feb 10, 2012

    Army Command, Army Service Component Commands and Direct Reporting Units will establish brigade-level reenlistment objectives and as in the past, commanders will be directed to retain a percentage of the eligible population. In March 2012 the reenlistment window opens for Soldiers whose enlistments end in fiscal year 2013.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander tours ongoing expansion in Japan

    Feb 9, 2012

    The commander of U.S. Army Pacific visited Camp Zama, Japan, for a firsthand look at the significant transformation, namely the construction of several new facilities, ongoing there.

  • Eighth Army hosts SHARP training in South Korea

    Feb 8, 2012

    Eighth Army is hosting sexual assault prevention training in South Korea through February.

  • Cobra Gold begins in Thailand

    Feb 8, 2012

    Excercise Cobra Gold 2012, the United States' largest multilateral exercise in the Asia-Pacific region, officially began Feb. 7, 2012, in Thailand.

  • Javelin training provides skills, sustainability for 'Warrior' brigade

    Feb 7, 2012

    On modern battlefields where the enemy rejects conventional warfare for irregular tactics, the U.S. Army continues to adapt with updated weapons and advanced training. Among the evolving capabilities stands the Javelin, a man-portable, anti-tank, shoulder-fired missile.

  • CSM Walk

    Feb 7, 2012

    The job of U.S. 8th Army's senior NCO is to make sure Soldiers deployed to Korea are prepared should the call come. Command Sergeant Major Rodney Harris stops in to check on Combat Service Support Soldiers.

  • Yama Sakura 61 cultural events augment exercise

    Feb 7, 2012

    This year's Yama Sakura exercise has been the largest bilateral exercise between the U.S. Army Pacific and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force since the Great Tohoku Earthquake in March 2011.

  • Female Soldiers help bridge Afghanistan culture gap

    Feb 7, 2012

    Twenty-five female Soldiers from the Alaska-based brigade are assigned to Female Engagement Teams whose mission is to interact with women and children in Khowst and Paktya provinces in Afghanistan.

  • Army demonstrates watercraft capabilities at Tokyo joint disaster-relief exercise

    Feb 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Soldiers assisted with a "sealift drill" during a large-scale Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Exercise Feb. 3, 2012, that was coordinated by the Japanese government and included participation from more than 10,000 people.

  • Survey asks for PT uniform recommendations

    Feb 6, 2012

    The Army wants Soldier input about a potential upgrade to the Army's physical fitness uniform.

  • Wolfhound rides ensures motorcycle safety

    Feb 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, participated in a spiritual motorcycle ride along Oahu's North Shore Jan. 27 in an effort to reinforce safety among Wolfhound riders.

  • Sling Load Training

    Feb 3, 2012

    Soldiers from the 551st Inland Cargo Transfer Company (ICTC), 501st Sustainment Brigade (SBDE) slingload a HMMWV during training operations at Camp Carroll, Korea Feb. 3.

  • Natural Resources Team wins top Army award

    Feb 3, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Spirit, hard work and scaling mountains paid off as U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Natural Resources Team garnered one of the Army's most prestigious awards, Jan. 27.

  • USATDS offers legal advice to Soldiers

    Feb 3, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The U.S. Army Trial Defense Service, or USATDS, is set up to provide free legal advice and representation to Soldiers facing court-martial, nonjudicial punishment, Article 15, administrative separation and other adverse actions.

  • DODEA schools not needed

    Feb 3, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense Education Activity, or DODEA, and the DOD were commissioned to study and validate the concerns that the Hawaii Department of Education's public schools aren't providing military-connected students with an adequate and appropriate set of educational services.

  • Families connect at Ohana Day

    Feb 3, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Football fans, both young and old, converged on Aloha Stadium, here, Saturday, to watch some of their favorite players in action.

  • Soldiers in Korea spend their days at the Joint Security Area at the Demilitarized Zone

    Feb 2, 2012

    The dividing line between North and South Korea is the 38th parallel, known as the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ. American Soldiers spend their days at the Joint Security Area at the DMZ, making sure people remember why the country is divided.

  • Counter IED instructors in Cambodia to exchange knowledge in advance of ASEAN Summit

    Feb 2, 2012

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia--As military operations wind down in Iraq and Afghanistan, instructors from the Asia Pacific Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center are still busy.

  • Yama Sakura 61 mock press conference

    Feb 2, 2012

    Col. Thomas Kunk, U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post G-3 and Col. Sumio Yamashita, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Middle Army G-3 prepare to discuss operations during a mock press conference at Camp Itami, Japan Feb. 2.

  • 2ID Soldiers support needy in Dongducheon

    Feb 2, 2012

    Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and 210th Fires Brigade distribute charcoal and rice to the poor in Dongducheon City near Camps Casey and Hovey Feb. 1. The Soldiers raised more than $3,000 to support the needy in surrounding community as the temperature plummeted to record lows in Dongducheon.

  • Watercraft Soldiers prep for disaster-relief exercise in Japan

    Feb 1, 2012

    Soldiers performed maintenance checks and repairs on a U.S. Army watercraft at Yokohama North Dock, Japan, to ensure the vessel will be ready for use in a Japanese government-led exercise scheduled to begin Feb. 3, 2012.

  • The Army Now - Soldiers taking part in Exercise Yama Sakura help cleanup a Japanese castle

    Feb 1, 2012

    Soldiers taking part in Exercise Yama Sakura help cleanup a Japanese castle.

  • Local boy to play football at West Point

    Feb 1, 2012

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii -- Every year, on the first Wednesday of February, is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football with a school that is a member of the NCAA, the main governing body for college sports in the United States.

  • Zama teens make bid for top spot in engineering contest

    Jan 31, 2012

    What began four years ago as an opportunity for high school students to observe a construction site has blossomed into annual competitions that promote science education in concert with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • NFL players visit wounded warriors in Hawaii

    Jan 31, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Former National Football League player John Lynch and current player Calvin Johnson from the Detroit Lions met with wounded warriors from the Warrior Transition Battalion, at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, here, Jan. 27. The players were in Hawaii preparing for the all-star Pro Bowl game.

  • New HRC website goes 'live' to better serve Soldiers, veterans

    Jan 31, 2012

    Jan. 31, the U.S. Army Human Resources Command launched a new website,, designed to increase Soldier awareness of and interest in HRC programs, policies and initiatives.

  • Alaska's engineers build ice bridges

    Jan 31, 2012

    Since mid-January, members of the 56th Engineer Company have been braving the Alaskan cold and dark to construct ice bridges to safely move Soldiers, weapons and equipment across the expanses of both the Tanana River and the Big Delta River near Delta Junction and Fort Greely.

  • All along the watchtower

    Jan 31, 2012

    On guard in Afghanistan with Alaska's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

  • Co-op members brief English students at Camp Kodaira

    Jan 31, 2012

    CAMP KODAIRA, Japan - A group of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members, along with Soldiers from U.S. Army Japan, visited a language school here Thursday to brief students on the bilateral cooperative program in which they are currently taking part.

  • Yama Sakura 61 begins with opening ceremony

    Jan 30, 2012

    Yama Sakura 61, an annual bilateral exercise with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Army Pacific officially began Jan. 30, 2012, at Camp Itami, Japan.

  • Servicemembers honored at NFL Pro Bowl

    Jan 30, 2012

    Military members from all branches of service were honored by the National Football League with a "Salute to Service" program Jan. 26 to 29; with weeklong events held on Oahu, leading up to the Pro Bowl game.

  • Dempsey: Defense budget reflects clear strategic choices

    Jan 27, 2012

    The decisions behind the fiscal year 2013 defense budget request Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced yesterday represent the department's priorities of maintaining capability, keeping military pay and benefits fair, and managing risk, the nation's top military officer said today.

  • Servicemembers invited attend Pro Bowl players practice

    Jan 27, 2012

    More than 1,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Civilians and family members gathered to watch Pro Bowl players practice for the first time at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam's Earhart Field, Jan. 26.

  • African American/Black History Month

    Jan 26, 2012

    African American women have played a vital role in the history of our Nation and our Army since the American Revolution. Their patriotism, loyalty and leadership, coupled with their hard work, intellect and artistic expression, have enriched the African American community and the Nation as a whole.

  • 94TH AAMDC Soldier Chosen to Escort Dr. Jill Biden

    Jan 26, 2012

    Fort Shafter, Hawaii--Instead of watching the State of the Union Address on television like everyone else Sgt. Ashleigh Berg, an executive administrative assistant to the commanding general of the 94th Air and Missile Defense Command, was chosen to escort Dr. Jill Biden, one of America's most influential women there on Tuesday.

  • Panetta, Dempsey Discuss Risks, Threats of the Future

    Jan 26, 2012

    The military must accept greater risks as a result of the new defense strategy and the constrained fiscal environment, but they are manageable, Defense Department leaders said here today.

  • Some Soldiers must make re-enlistment decision now

    Jan 25, 2012

    Some Soldiers will need to reenlist by Jan. 31, 2012, or they won't get to stay in the Army.

  • Japanese police officers demonstrate martial arts for U.S. Army Japan officials

    Jan 25, 2012

    An exhibition of powerful and precise martial arts moves was presented Jan. 20, 2012, by members of the Sagamihara South Police Station in Japan, to an audience that included U.S. Army Japan Soldiers and Japanese city officials.

  • Odierno: Army seeks increased partnerships in Asia

    Jan 25, 2012

    The Army is looking for increased opportunities to partner with allies in Asia, including both Korea and Japan.

  • International training initiates at Camp Itami

    Jan 24, 2012

    OSAKA, JAPAN --U.S. Army Japan and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force prepare for the 2012 Yama Sakura 61 exercise at Camp Itami in Osaka, Japan, Jan. 23 -- Feb. 6.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno visits Japan

    Jan 24, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno meets with Japanese military officials during a visit to Tokyo, Japan Jan. 19, 2012.

  • USAG-HI Fellows graduate from program

    Jan 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Fellows Program graduated its first class, here, recently.

  • Strategic-plan offsite to enable USAG-HI to be resilient, sustainable for the future

    Jan 24, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- During the past few years, a profound shift in the U.S. and global economies has led many to believe we have entered a fundamentally new era in which the U.S. Army will receive significantly less resources.

  • 2012 Excellence Awards to honor best practices

    Jan 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Excellence in Federal Government Awards for military and civilian employees in Hawaii.

  • New home construction on Schofield, HMR are underway

    Jan 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Construction crews soon will return, here, and make their first appearance at Helemano Military Reservation to build more new homes for Soldiers and their families.

  • Yama Sakura 61 Soldiers experience Japanese culture

    Jan 24, 2012

    The annual Yama Sakura in Japan offered U.S. Soldier a unique cultural experience designed to strengthen relationships between U.S. personnel and their Japanese counterparts.

  • U.S.-Japan exercises underscore new strategy guidance focus

    Jan 24, 2012

    Two bilateral command post exercises with Japan kicked off yesterday and today, reflecting the growing strategic importance of the Asia-Pacific region as outlined in the new defense strategy guidance President Barack Obama announced earlier this month.

  • Army chief of staff visits Alaska

    Jan 23, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno underscored Alaska's importance as one of the Army's premiere training locations during a Jan. 20, 2012, visit to U.S. Army Alaska headquarters.

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

    Jan 23, 2012

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

  • 25th CAB Deploys for OEF

    Jan 23, 2012

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

  • Odierno visits American Soldiers in South Korea

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • CSA's wife sees Yongsan for the first time

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Alaska

    Jan 20, 2012

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

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

    Jan 19, 2012

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

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

    Jan 19, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army to participate in Yama Sakura in Japan

    Jan 19, 2012

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

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

    Jan 18, 2012

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

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Hawaii

    Jan 17, 2012

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

  • People to People honors Yongsan Garrison

    Jan 17, 2012

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

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

    Jan 13, 2012

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

  • Guard assists Alaska community buried in snow

    Jan 12, 2012

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

  • The 'Greening' of Army housing

    Jan 10, 2012

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

  • Editorial: Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

    Jan 9, 2012

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

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

    Jan 8, 2012

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

  • JGSDF unit hosts mochi-pounding ceremony

    Jan 8, 2012

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

  • Strategy calls for military to handle full range of contingencies

    Jan 6, 2012

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

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

    Jan 6, 2012

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

  • Army's newest CW5 married couple celebrates achievement

    Jan 6, 2012

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

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

    Jan 5, 2012

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

  • Rules restrict political activity by DOD personnel

    Jan 5, 2012

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

  • Centurions deliver for Alaska-based airborne brigade

    Jan 4, 2012

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

  • Defense bill affects pay, separation bonuses, more

    Jan 3, 2012

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

  • Guard Bureau chief joins Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Jan 3, 2012

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

  • Am I a Good Driver?

    Jan 3, 2012

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

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

    Jan 3, 2012

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

  • Team concludes Agent Orange investigation in Korea

    Dec 29, 2011

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

  • Hawaii Soldiers earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Dec 28, 2011

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

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

    Dec 26, 2011

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

  • Phishing scams target military, families, veterans

    Dec 23, 2011

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

  • Dempsey: Hazing, bullying 'intolerable' in military

    Dec 23, 2011

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

  • Hawaii's WTB Soldiers donate to Toys for Tots

    Dec 22, 2011

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

  • US Army Pacific Deputy Commanding General puts on second star

    Dec 22, 2011

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