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  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Jan 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program are calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for a chance to win the Third Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Soldier applies lifelong soccer skill to All-Army Soccer Team

    Jan 4, 2011

    Recently, the All-Army Soccer Team won the 2010 Armed Forces Men's Soccer Championship after a series of games played in the panhandle of Florida, Oct. 24th. Army Soldiers from all over the world came together to comprise the team, including Spc. Chris Harvey, a member of 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

  • Soldier graduates at top of Marine sniper course

    Jan 4, 2011

  • JROTC, CAB hold 2010 Punahou Adventure Challenge

    Jan 4, 2011

    Approximately 125 JROTC cadets from schools throughout Hawaii participated in the Punahou Adventure Challenge doing training such as repelling, land navigation and leadership reaction courses. 25th Combat Aviation Brigade provided combat lifesavers in support of the event which exposed cadets to physical challenges in a military setting.

  • Army honors best in food service

    Jan 4, 2011

    The Department of the Army G-4 and the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee are proud to announce the winners of the annual Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army food service. From providing nutritional meals to creating morale boosting environments, food service professionals keep the Army rolling along. This program honors those professionals, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians, who rise above the standard and continually demonstrate excellence in food service.

  • Retired Army Lt. Gen. Rienzi laid to rest at Punchbowl

    Dec 30, 2010

    HONOLULU - A man described as being one of the greatest Army communicators, retired Lt. Gen. Thomas M. Rienzi, 91, was laid to rest Dec. 30 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific after receiving full military honors. Rienzi died Dec. 15 at Tripler Army Medical Center. Rienzi was the former deputy director general, chief of staff, and chief engineer of NATO Integrated Communications Systems Management Agency (NICSMA) in Brussels, Belgium when he retired in 1979. "He was one of the greatest of the Great Generation," said Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander of the U.S. Army Pacific, during his condolences to the family. "And frankly, I'm humbled to be able to honor him today. He loved Soldiers - those he commanded and those he taught, his cadets at West Point. He always took the time to develop those who served him and was deeply committed to them."

  • Retired Army Lt. Gen. Thomas M. Rienzi laid to rest at Punchbowl

    Dec 30, 2010

    A man described as being one of the greatest Army communicators, retired Lt. Gen. Thomas M. Rienzi, 91, was laid to rest Dec. 30 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific after receiving full military honors. Rienzi died Dec. 15 at Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • USARPAC deployment team attains operationally capable status

    Dec 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post Deployable Assessment Team B was certified as fully operational capable at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Dec. 22.

  • 501st SBDE Helps Children

    Dec 27, 2010

    Soldiers from 501st Special Troops Battalion, 501st Sustainment Brigade help with English lessons at Seokjeon Middle School near Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea during a visit Dec. 16, 2010.

  • Army chief of staff receives 'Order of the Rising Sun' decoration during Japan visit

    Dec 23, 2010

    The Army's chief of staff was presented with one of Japan's most distinguished decorations during a visit to Camp Ichigaya, the headquarters of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits with 2nd ID Soldiers and Families

    Dec 22, 2010

    Gen. George Casey visits with 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers and Families during a visit to Camp Casey, Republic of Korea.

  • Gen. Casey tours first DoDDS school north of Seoul, Republic of Korea

    Dec 22, 2010

    Gen. George Casey, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, visited Camp Casey, Republic of Korea, where he toured the new Casey Elementary School. The Casey School is the first Department of Defense Dependents School to open in the previously dependent-restricted Area I, north of Seoul.

  • Casey visits Camp Zama

    Dec 22, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visits Soldiers and their families at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Army Chief of Staff Visits Japan's Ministry of Defense

    Dec 21, 2010

    Pictures from CSA General Casey's Holiday visit to Japan.

  • Blackhawk Soldiers finish year strong, take on "Cav Stakes"

    Dec 21, 2010

    Soldiers from C Troop, 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division performed a multi-day competition, through a variety of individual tasks such as; weapons assembly and disassembly, combat lifesaver evaluation and communication checks.

  • Arctic Legion Soldiers assist Santa, donate toys

    Dec 21, 2010

    Soldiers from B Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Team, 25th Infantry Division load a box of donated toys collected during the battalion's toy drive Dec. 10 at the B/1-24th company area. 150 toys were donated to the Salvation Army for families in the Fairbanks, Alaska area.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Fort Wainwright

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and his wife Sheila paid a holiday visit to troops in the heart of the Last Frontier.

  • Retired Lt. Gen. Rienzi dies at Tripler Army Medical Center

    Dec 17, 2010

    Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Rienzi, former Deputy Director General, Chief of Staff, and Chief Engineer of NATO Integrated Communications Systems Management Agency (NICSMA) in Brussels, Belgium, died Dec. 14 at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. He was 91.

  • 25th CAB Soldiers excel during Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic ALC

    Dec 17, 2010

    Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade excelled during the Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Advanced Leaders Course Class #702-11, with two graduating as honor graduates at Wheeler Army Airfield, Dec 14.

  • Forward Area Limited Observing Program training

    Dec 17, 2010

    Weather forecasters, assigned to Detachment 2, 1st Weather Squadron, (SWO), conduct a Forward Area Limited Observing Program (FALOP) class for Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, at the Battlefield Weather Station (BWS), on Wheeler Army Airfield (WAAF), Dec 16.

  • New look and feel to Army Civilian Recruitment Website

    Dec 17, 2010

    Army Civilian Service baby boomers will be retiring en masse over the next 10 years. To attract the "best and brightest" next generation workforce of Army civilians, a focused enterprise-wide recruitment strategy required the development of a dot com website to promote the Army as an employer of choice.

  • 'Diamond Head' re-establishes ties with Infantry brethren during air assault operation

    Dec 15, 2010

    More than 160 Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), 25th Infantry Division (ID), were staged at WAAF's Hill Climber Ramp to practice tactical entries, exits and extractions with the aid of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from 25th CAB.

  • Santa visits Wheeler Elementary School

    Dec 13, 2010

    Santa Claus, portrayed by Pfc. James Errico, A Troop, 2-6th Cav., 25th CAB, visits Wheeler Elementary School's Transition Room, as part of Wheeler Elementary School's "Caroling for the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Troops", Dec 10.

  • CAB Soldiers fight through muddy BNCOC

    Dec 13, 2010

    A team of Soldiers, including many from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, assess the necessary equipment and techniques as they conduct vehicle recovery operations at Schofield Barracks, Dec. 10. The task is one of the requirements for Soldiers attending the Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, which was taught by a visiting Mobile Training Team.

  • Tree lighting brightens Palm Circle

    Dec 13, 2010

    Residents, community members and employees at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, embraced the holiday season with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 9 on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle. Col. Douglas Mulbury, U.S. Garrison-Hawaii commander, welcomed everyone to the ceremony. Kailei'a Duriano and her brother Darian Duriano lit up the tree on Palm Circle with the push of a giant candy cane lever to bring the tree to life full of lights. Santa arrived after the tree lighting ceremony aboard a fire truck. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation treated children to cookies while Santa heard everyone's wishes for Christmas.

  • CAB Soldiers re-enlist on USS Missouri

    Dec 10, 2010

    Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade stand before the flag from "Ground Zero," the site of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, as they re-enlists on the U.S.S. Missouri Memorial, in Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7.

  • CAB conducts air assault exercise with 3-4 Cav.inf

    Dec 9, 2010

    Soldiers from A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conduct air assault training with a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, at East Range, near Wheeler Army Airfield.

  • School age centers offer computer labs, homework center

    Dec 9, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Parents needing before- and after-school child care in Army Hawaii can enroll their children at Child, Youth and School Services' school age centers.

  • CAB supports 'Broncos' for sling-load training

    Dec 8, 2010

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) assisted 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), 25th Infantry Division (ID), "Broncos," with conducting sling-load training to prepare their Soldiers for their upcoming deployment.

  • 'Strong Bonds' fortify 25th CAB couples marital bond

    Dec 8, 2010

    Thirty couples from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) attended an Army Strong Bonds Retreat (SBR) located at the Hale Koa, in Honolulu, Nov. 17-19. SBR is a unit-based, chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army Family. The retreat or "get away" provides a fun, safe and secure environment for couples to address the impact of relocations, deployments and military lifestyle stressors.

  • USARPAC Chief of Staff Run

    Dec 8, 2010

    U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters staff took a break during Dec. 7's "Chief of Staff" run. The group hiked up Koko Head crater on the eastern side of Oahu. The staff took a moment to remember those service members and American's who lost their lives during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The dash up to the top of the dormant volcano, 1200 feet, challenged the group.

  • CAB conducts aviation maintenance

    Dec 6, 2010

    Soldiers of the 25th CAB conduct aviation maintenance as flight operations resume for the brigade.

  • Army reviewing thousands of stop loss claims

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army has pledged to keep claimants informed as they wait for their claims to be reviewed. Claimants will begin receiving e-mail updates outlining where case managers are working based on claim submission dates. These updates will allow claimants to know, in general terms, what claims are being reviewed and when to expect their resolution.

  • USACR/Safety Center CSM asks everyone to remain focused during holidays

    Dec 6, 2010

    USACR/Safety Center Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer shares holiday safety information, tips and good wishes.

  • Land Warfare Conference held in Australia highlights robotics

    Dec 3, 2010

    The Land Warfare Conference, an event that highlights the defense industry's newest equipment to meet battle contingencies, recognized advances in skilled robotics recently at the Brisbane, Australia, Convention Center.

  • VCSA visits 25ID, hears Soldiers' concerns

    Dec 2, 2010

    Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, vice chief of staff of the Army, visited the Tropic Lightning Division and hosted a working lunch at Schofield Barracks, Nov. 16, with Soldiers from across the division, including 14 Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, to discuss some of the issues he deals with on a regular basis: TBI, PTSD and suicide.

  • 25th CAB trains, certifies combat lifesavers

    Nov 29, 2010

    The first forty-nine 25th CAB Soldiers participated in the CAB's CLS training and qualification program since returning from Iraq, and earned their CLS certification at Wheeler Army Airfield (WAAF), Nov. 18.

  • Cacti Soldier Proposes Marriage During Battalion's Spouse Day

    Nov 29, 2010

    Nov 20, Cpt. Brooks Demmer, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, took to one knee outside a shoot house off Kole Kole, here on Schofield Barracks.

  • Cacti Spouse Day

    Nov 29, 2010

    "Spouse Day", held by 3rd Battalion, 25th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division on Nov 20, here.

  • Veterans' Day Parade

    Nov 29, 2010

  • Veterans Day Parade

    Nov 29, 2010

    Wahiawa Lions' 65th Annual Veterans' Day Parade

  • Hawaii small businesses benefit from contracting forum

    Nov 23, 2010

    Sponsored by the Army's Office of Small Business Programs Expeditionary Contracting Command, the Hawaii Army Industry Day hosted company representatives from across the state ranging from custom identity apparel distributors, cleaning and equipment suppliers, education product and furnishing suppliers, mechanical, electrical and architectural engineers, industrial compressor and sandblasting equipment suppliers and green energy innovators.

  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli Visits U.S. Army Pacific

    Nov 17, 2010

  • Chiarelli calls on U.S. Army, Pacific

    Nov 17, 2010

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Peter W. Chiarelli visited with U.S. Army, Pacific troops and leaders at Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks Nov. 16.

  • 25th CAB, Army Sustainment Command pioneer aircraft redeployment

    Nov 17, 2010

    A pioneering effort by 25th Combat Aviation Brigade leadership, Army Sustainment Command (ASC), Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), and a host of other aviation Soldiers and civilian personnel, employ a novel method of redeploying aviation assets from a combat zone, maximizing helicopter reset resources while prioritizing the needs of aviation commanders, both in garrison and at war.

  • 25th CAB pilots, air crews practice water survival skills

    Nov 17, 2010

    The first 37 pilots and air crew members from both 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, and 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, 25th CAB, completed a multi-day water survival and egress training program at Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, the first week of November.

  • Chiarelli calls on U.S. Army, Pacific

    Nov 17, 2010

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

  • Army Vice Chief visits Schofield Soldiers

    Nov 16, 2010

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

  • Seasonal flu vaccines still available

    Nov 15, 2010

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

  • Tactical trainer helps teams relay better aerial directions

    Nov 15, 2010

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

  • Solomon celebrates 'Tree City'

    Nov 15, 2010

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

  • WMCAC holds 29th Annual Veterans Day parade

    Nov 15, 2010

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

  • Army's wildland firefighters fill niche on island

    Nov 15, 2010

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

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

    Nov 14, 2010

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

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

    Nov 14, 2010

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

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

    Nov 12, 2010

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

  • Veterans Day in Hawaii

    Nov 12, 2010

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

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

    Nov 11, 2010

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

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

    Nov 10, 2010

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

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

    Nov 9, 2010

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

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

    Nov 9, 2010

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

  • Indian soldiers experience Alaskan environment, American culture

    Nov 8, 2010

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

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

    Nov 7, 2010

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

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

    Nov 7, 2010

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

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

    Nov 5, 2010

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

  • 'Lightning Horse' pilots train with Dunker Heeds

    Nov 5, 2010

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

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

    Nov 5, 2010

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

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

    Nov 5, 2010

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

  • Indian, U.S. Soldiers share airborne techniques

    Nov 3, 2010

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

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

    Nov 3, 2010

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

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

    Nov 3, 2010

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

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

    Nov 2, 2010

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

  • Hale Kula librarian named Central District Teacher of the Year

    Nov 2, 2010

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

  • Making a difference

    Nov 2, 2010

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

  • Soldiers train with Indian Army in Yudh Abhyas 2010

    Nov 1, 2010

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

  • Everything changed

    Nov 1, 2010

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

  • USARAK, Indian Army celebrate Yudh Abhyas 2010 exercise kickoff

    Oct 31, 2010

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

  • U.S.-India Exercise Exemplifies Growing Cooperation

    Oct 29, 2010

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

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

    Oct 29, 2010

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

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

    Oct 27, 2010

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

  • Veterans Day Message from USACR/Safety Center leadership

    Oct 27, 2010

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

  • USARPAC shows Asia-Pacific culture at AUSA Exhibition

    Oct 26, 2010

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

  • Pacific Integration key to Army strategy

    Oct 26, 2010

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

  • Army families go green with Island Palm Communities

    Oct 25, 2010

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

  • Synergistic

    Oct 25, 2010

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

  • DoD needs a sustainable environment to support future operations

    Oct 25, 2010

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

  • Being sustainable now preserves resources for tomorrow

    Oct 25, 2010

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

  • Garrison's recycling program expands services, reaps rewards

    Oct 25, 2010

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

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

    Oct 25, 2010

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

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

    Oct 25, 2010

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

  • MG Terry dedicates energy-efficient KMC building

    Oct 25, 2010

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

  • Schofield achieves Tree City USA status

    Oct 25, 2010

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

  • Sustainability is systemic goal for Hawaii, Army

    Oct 25, 2010

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

  • Energy conservation helps everyone save

    Oct 25, 2010

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

  • Van pooling benefits installations, environment

    Oct 25, 2010

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

  • Military spouses' contributions, impacts are recognized

    Oct 25, 2010

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

  • USARPAC CCP builds muscle memory at Kaneohe

    Oct 25, 2010

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

  • Study seeks Hawaii schools feedback

    Oct 19, 2010

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

  • CAB Soldier Re-enlists during Retention Celebration

    Oct 18, 2010

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

  • LTC Kvalevog takes reins of 'Lobos' Battalion

    Oct 18, 2010

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

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