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  • U.S. Army, Hawaiian community honor late general

    Mar 2, 2010

    Family members of the late retired Army Gen. Frederick Weyand gathered at Honolulu's National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific to honor the life and accomplishments of one of the U.S. Army's most influential and storied war-time leaders.

  • Soldier gets kick out of Fairbanks football

    Mar 2, 2010

  • Students help Soldier help Afghanistan schools

    Mar 2, 2010

    An Army's lieutenant's letter home to his school-teacher mom inspires an outpouring of aid from Alaska grade-schoolers.

  • Army solicits proposals for new combat vehicle

    Mar 2, 2010

    The Army released a request for proposal Feb. 25, for the Ground Combat Vehicle -- marking an official start for defense contractors to begin competing for the right to build the service's next combat vehicle.

  • Fair judging, 412th TEC Soldiers

    Mar 1, 2010

    412th TEC Soldiers volunteer to judge Vicksburg, Miss. School District annual Science fair

  • TF Marne elite compete in biathlon

    Mar 1, 2010

    Forty-two of the toughest Soldiers Task Force Marne has to offer competed in a grueling test of wills as they participated in the task force's first biathlon held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 27.

  • New policy authorizes social media access, with caveats

    Mar 1, 2010

    Attention all Facebookers, Twitter tweeters and YouTubers: a new Defense Department policy authorizes you to access these and other Web 2.0 platforms from nonclassified government computers, as long as it doesn't compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites.

  • U.S. Forces Train Philippine Special Forces Group

    Feb 27, 2010

    ZAMBOANGA, Philippines - Thirty members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Special Forces (SF) Battalion are receiving specialized training from members of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) in Recodo, Philippines over the next three months.

  • Top Army officer visits Hawaiian military families

    Feb 26, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff, U.S. Army, took the time to speak with Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division and their family members at the Sergeant E.R. Smith Theater at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 26.

  • Wheel of Finance

    Feb 26, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Staff Sgt. Dante Langston (left), a cook at K-Quad Dining Facility, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, here, listens to Beth Watts, Army Community Service financial readiness specialist, and Steve Harris, ACS credit and financial counselor. The Wheel of Finance event was part of Military Saves Week, a Department of Defense finance program, Feb. 22-March 1.

  • 'Famous Amos' says don't hold on to the past

    Feb 26, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The man who built his name on chocolate chip cookies and self-help books told an audience of Soldiers and senior Army leaders that living in the present is much more important than dwelling on the past.

  • Hillclimbers handle TF Wing's 'heavy lifting' in N. Iraq

    Feb 26, 2010

    In United States Division-North, the Soldiers of Company B, Hillclimbers, 3-25th General Support Aviation Battalion, Task Force Hammerhead - the only heavy lift aviation asset in USD-North, provide heavy lift air assault and air movement capabilities for Task Force Marne.

  • U.S. forces partner to help provide medical care for 1,000 patients in Philippines

    Feb 25, 2010

    Numerous governmental organizations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and military doctors from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines teamed up to treat more than 1,000 patients at a Medical Civic Action Project.

  • Father of the 412th

    Feb 25, 2010

    Grace Spears celebrated the end of World War II in 1945 by walking around her block in Vicksburg, Miss., beating on an old metal pan with a wooden spoon.

  • Survival of the warmest

    Feb 25, 2010

    Soldiers from the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, show Fairbanks middle school students how the Army trains and operates in extreme cold conditions.

  • Alaska Soldiers lend support to premiere sled dog race

    Feb 25, 2010

    Soldier volunteers from Fort Wainwright, Alaska help give a smooth send-off to the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest sled dog race

  • Some West Point seats for Soldiers go vacant

    Feb 25, 2010

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., long renowned for cultivating some of America's most celebrated leaders, offers 170 slots each year for prior-service Soldiers, yet many go unfilled.

  • Wainwright Strykers re-open Wolves' Den

    Feb 25, 2010

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division takes over full-time operations of the Wolves' Den on Fort Wainwright after the unit's 12-month Iraq deployment to Iraq last year.

  • Army Safety professionals 'get to the left of the bang'

    Feb 25, 2010

    Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston urged Army safety professionals to do the hard work needed to get the force to "the left of the bang" Feb. 23 during the Army Senior Safety Symposium at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Manchu company achieves 'mini-transformation'

    Feb 24, 2010

    No ground seems less hospitable to Family life than the training area surrounding a rifle company command post. One 2-9 Infantry senior enlisted leader stood that conventional wisdom on its head and in the process proved Family life can not only survive but thrive even in the heart of the Division's legacy infantry battalion.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command Soldiers Build Strong Bonds at Hilton Head, S.C., Resort

    Feb 23, 2010

    HILTON HEAD, S.C. (Feb. 23, 2010) -- The Army Strong Bonds retreat is a no brainer, you are being paid to attend, you are staying at a beautiful resort, and you are receiving world class instruction on communication, intimacy, and conflict management skills, that's according to Chaplain Col. Steven Dyess the 81st Regional Support Command Chaplain.

  • 'Swamp Romp' poses no problem for Team Hyde

    Feb 22, 2010

    Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team honor the memory of a fallen friend by showcasing solidarity during challenging terrain contest.

  • Soldiers are Army Strong in Great Aloha Run

    Feb 22, 2010

    HALAWA, Hawaii - Minutes before the first military units of the Sounds of Freedom Division arrived at Aloha Stadium, several other "Army Strong" Soldiers hobbled across the finish line.

  • Army Technology Live debuts free iPhone app

    Feb 22, 2010

    The Army's official science and technology blog released a free iPhone application Feb. 19. The application puts Army technology news, social media and job postings in one location.

  • TF Hammerhead celebrates pumping 1,000,000th gallon

    Feb 21, 2010

    Task Force Hammerhead Soldiers celebrate the task force's benchmark accomplishment of pumping their 1,000,000th gallon of fuel in combat at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 10. TF Hammerhead operates cold fuel operations at COB Speicher and hot fuel Forward Arming and Refueling Point operations at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Warhorse in Diyala Province. The 1,000,000th gallon of fuel was issued to a CH-47D Chinook helicopter at FOB Warhorse Feb. 9, at approximately 10:00 p.m.

  • Lightning Horse aircraft highlight partnership, show of force

    Feb 21, 2010

    The Combined Security Force, consisting of 12th Iraqi Army Soldiers, Iraqi Police, 1st Peshmerga Brigade Soldiers, and U.S. Forces from 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, attached to 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, graduated after 30 days of training. This unified force, known as the "Golden Lions," showcased their skills, including air ground integration, during the graduation ceremony in front of senior GoI officials, Kirkuk provincial leaders, and Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commander of United States Division-North, near Contingency Operating Site Warrior, in Kirkuk, Iraq, Feb. 15.

  • TF Hammerhead celebrates pumping 1,000,000th gallon

    Feb 19, 2010

    TF Hammerhead operates cold fuel operations at COB Speicher and hot fuel Forward Arming and Refueling Point operations at Forward Operating Base Warhorse in Diyala Province. The 1,000,000th gallon of fuel was issued to a CH-47D Chinook helicopter at FOB Warhorse Feb. 9.

  • Hillclimbers handle TF Wing's 'heavy lifting' in northern Iraq

    Feb 19, 2010

    In United States Division-North that demand is being met by the Soldiers of Company B, Hillclimbers, 3-25th General Support Aviation Battalion, Task Force Hammerhead - the only heavy lift aviation asset in USD-North.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' leadership changes hands

    Feb 19, 2010

    Leadership of the 25th "Tropic Lightning" Infantry Division changed hands, Feb. 19, during a change of command ceremony on Sills Field at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, during which Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux assumed command of the U.S. Army's major division in the Pacific. This slideshow is the first portion of the division's coverage of this momentous occasion in the history of the 25th Infantry Division.

  • AFP, Local Government and JSOTF-P Treat 450 Patients at Medical and Dental Project

    Feb 18, 2010

    JOLO, Philippines- Sulu Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Joint Task Force Comet and the Joint Special Operation Task Force-Philippines teamed up with staff from Notre Dame of Jolo College to hold a Medical and Dental Civic Action Project in Jolo municipality Feb. 16.

  • This week at the 49th Missile Defense BN

    Feb 18, 2010

    Weekly submissions from the 49th Missile Defense BN at Fort Greely, Alaska. This Alaska Army National Guard unit operates and secures the nation's operational arm of the balistic missile defense system.

  • JSOTF-P Selected for Civil Affairs Evaluation Test Program

    Feb 18, 2010

    ZAMBOANGA, Philippines- U.S. service members and supporting contractors from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Joint Test and Evaluation (JT&E) Program selected the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) as the location for a 30-day field test of newly developed civil information management procedures Jan. 15-Feb. 15.

  • Tax center benefits Soldiers and Families

    Feb 18, 2010

  • 'Sounds of Freedom' formations among features at Great Aloha Run, Presidents' Day

    Feb 18, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - 2010 is another banner year for Soldiers participating in the Great Aloha Run.

  • 80th Training Command first Reserve unit to earn Safety Streamer

    Feb 18, 2010

    The 80th Training Command, the Army's third largest Army Reserve unit, became the first Reserve unit to receive the Army Safety Excellence streamer during a ceremony Jan. 30 in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' Soldiers showcase division talent at 2010 'Great Aloha Run'

    Feb 17, 2010

    Units, brigades, and battalions participated in an 8.5 mile run as the 25th Infantry Division took part in the 2010 Great Aloha Run, an annual 8.5-mile marathon run from Honolulu to the Aloha Stadium near Pearl City, Hawaii, Feb. 15.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' Soldiers display respect for Nation on President's Day

    Feb 17, 2010

    Soldiers fold the colors during a flag-lowering ceremony on President's Day at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 15.

  • Gen. Frederick Weyand, 28th Chief of Staff of the Army, dies at 93

    Feb 12, 2010

    Retired Gen. Frederick C. Weyand, 28th Army Chief of Staff, died Feb. 10, 2010 of natural causes.

  • Army to test racing skills in new computer game

    Feb 12, 2010

    Directing Ryan Newman's #39 U.S. Army Chevrolet Impala to the front of a military convoy will be the challenge for players of "Army - Race for Strength," the new interactive, augmented-reality game debuting this week nationwide.

  • OP has special meaning for 210th troop

    Feb 11, 2010

    2ID Soldier receives PCS award at OP Oullette on DMZ, named after Pfc. Joseph Oullette, a relative and Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War.

  • 2nd CAB gunnery lights up Korean sky

    Feb 11, 2010

    2nd CAB, 2nd ID conducts gunnery at Rodriguez Range, South Korea.

  • Bronco Soldiers receive new commanders during week of celebrations

    Feb 9, 2010

    Just three months after returning from a year-long deployment to Northern Iraq, the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division ("Broncos") received new commanders for its six battalions during a week of ceremonies at Sills Field Jan. 26-28.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' commander donates to division history

    Feb 9, 2010

  • Allies conduct combined training at CCTT

    Feb 8, 2010

    Manchus of 2-9th Infantry, 2ID, conduct combined training with ROK Army Soldiers from the 75th ROK Army Brigade

  • 2nd CAB helps allies prepare for OEF

    Feb 8, 2010

    2-2 CAB Soldiers help ROK Army aviators prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Students SOAR with tutoring, homework help online

    Feb 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Two online technology programs have recently been launched to help military families with tutoring services and homework assistance.

  • ACS program assists spouses seeking employment

    Feb 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - When it comes to helping the jobless find employment, either on post or off, the woman affectionately referred to as "Ms. Johnson" is the one all Army spouses, here, come to see.

  • Tripler's blood center provides the 'gift of life'

    Feb 8, 2010

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - When it comes to assisting comrades in harm's way, the blood donor center, here, has a lifesaving reach that extends not only throughout the Pacific Rim, but also to faraway places such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • IMCOM commander hears concerns from senior spouses in Hawaii

    Feb 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Carving time out of a very hectic four-day visit, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command dined with the spouses of Hawaii's senior Army leaders, Jan. 21, here.

  • JAG deploys to PTA for annual joint services training

    Feb 8, 2010

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - More than two dozen military lawyers and paralegals trained, here, last week, to sharpen their skills in preparation for upcoming deployments.

  • Class familiarizes US, Thai Soldiers with non-lethal weapons

    Feb 7, 2010

    The non-lethal weapons training during Cobra Gold 2010 gave American Soldiers and Royal Thai Army soldiers a chance to familiarize themselves with the various types of non-lethal weapons and when to use them.

  • TF Wings' runs OIF GAR, inspires Aloha spirit in Iraq

    Feb 6, 2010

    The Aloha spirit was on display as the Soldiers of Task Force Wings, joined by other members of TF Marne, participated in the Operation Iraqi Freedom Great Aloha Run (GAR), in two locations in United States Division-North, Feb. 1. Nearly, 1,100 people, lead by members of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Wings, mirrored the 25-year-old race at Contingency Operating Base Speicher and Forward Operating Base Warrior, both in USD-North. The Hawaii-based units showed their Aloha spirit conducting a four-mile formation run, known as the "Sounds of Freedom," simultaneously with an 8.15 mile individual race.

  • Army to increase fiscal 2010 base operating support by $500 million

    Feb 5, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. announced that the Army is taking steps to increase funding by $500 million for Base Operating Support in fiscal year 2010.

  • California's motorcycle course returns to Wheeler

    Feb 4, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, in collaboration with the California Superbike School, will host a third round of the popular advanced motorcycle course "Train as You Ride."

  • Wounded veteran stresses resilience at National Prayer Breakfast

    Feb 4, 2010

    One man's life-changing story of survival served as inspiration for Soldiers and family members during the annual National Prayer Breakfast at the Nehelani Banquet and Conference Center at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Commentary: Leadership means more than being a nice guy

    Feb 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - It is a lot easier to define leadership than it is to put your finger on the attributes of a good leader. There are as many ways to look at the question as there are ways to lead effectively. A common thread is often taking care of Soldiers. Looking out for your subordinates' well being is certainly an important consideration, but it always has to be tempered by the knowledge that accomplishing the mission might put those subordinates at grave risk.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord makes its debut

    Feb 4, 2010

    With the final tug of a canvas case, the unfurling and raising of its new flag, Joint Base Lewis-McChord began its history at 10 a.m. Monday during a ceremony in front of its new headquarters on what is now called "JBLM Lewis Main."

  • Cobra Gold 2010 Mock Amphibious Assault

    Feb 4, 2010

    U.S. Marines hold their position during a mock amphibious assault conducted by the Marine and Naval forces of the Republic of Korea, Thailand and the US, at Hat Yao, Feb. 4.

  • First CG10 MEDCAP brings together 6 nations to treat patients

    Feb 4, 2010

    This was the first of several MEDCAP sites scheduled throughout the course of the exercise. The MEDCAP sites will bring together doctors, dentists and veterinarians from the armed forces of Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and the United States.

  • Fort Greely Follows Time-Honored NCO Tradition

    Feb 2, 2010

    The tradition of inducting newly promoted NCOs into the Corps of the Non-Commisioned Officer is upheld by the passing of this time-honored milestone from senior to junior NCOs. The military police officers of the 49th Missile Defense BN, Alaska Army National Guard are no different as one platoon sergeant utilizes the skills her Soldiers possess to train and continue on this NCO tradition.

  • Division run brings 'Tropic Lightning' together

    Feb 2, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., 25th Infantry Division's commanding general, leads the annual division run during the early morning hours at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. This year's run marks the first occasion in which Caslen has been able to participate in a group event with the majority of the brigades and battalions stationed at Schofield Barracks.

  • General receives Trumpet Award for inspiring others

    Feb 2, 2010

    Gen. William E. Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, became a Trumpet Award recipient Saturday for his ability to inspire others.

  • Wounded warrior becomes first blind Soldier to take company command

    Feb 2, 2010

    Capt. Scotty Smiley became the first blind officer to assume company command as he accepted the guidon for a Warrior Transition Unit at West Point, N.Y., Monday.

  • FY11 budget includes $400 million for re-enlistment bonuses

    Feb 2, 2010

    The Army revealed its Fiscal Year 2011 budgets Feb. 1, including $143 billion to fund training and sustainment of the total force, and an additional $102 billion to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • ENCAP projects provide infrastructure, training

    Feb 2, 2010

    In a village too small to recognize on a map, the principal of the Wadnakhunsan School in the Ratchaburi Province in Central Thailand, observes progress on a multi-purpose room currently under construction in front of the main school building.

  • CSA addresses worldwide challenges at Brookings Institution

    Feb 1, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said as the Army looks to the future, his two key concerns are weapons of mass destruction in the hands of terrorists and countries that won't deny safe havens to those terrorists.

  • Cobra Gold 2010 kicks off in Thailand

    Feb 1, 2010

    Cobra Gold 2010, the annual combined, joint exercise featuring armed forces of United States, Thailand and more than 20 other nations began Feb. 1, in Thailand's eastern province of Rayong.

  • PBS film chronicles untold story of African-American service

    Jan 29, 2010

    "For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots" will air during February on Public Broadcasting System stations across the country.

  • Study reveals patriotic, active kids suffer less deployment stress

    Jan 29, 2010

    Adolescents who believe that America supports the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and that Soldiers are making a difference in the world are less likely to suffer from anxiety and stress when their parent deploys, according to research unveiled Thursday.

  • Cobra Gold begins engineering projects

    Jan 28, 2010

    Cobra Gold officially begins three weeks of training for six countries Feb. 1, but already U.S. and Thai troops are working together on engineering civil-assistance projects.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Visits JSOTF-P and AFP

    Jan 28, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Pacific, met with the Armed Forces of the Philippines leadership, U.S. Embassy officials, and Soldiers assigned to Joint Operations Task Force-Philippines from USARPAC during a three-day visit to the Philippines.

  • Humanitarian Civic Assistance projects of Exercise Cobra Gold 10

    Jan 28, 2010

    The building is one of five Humanitarian Civic Assistance projects which are a part of Exercise Cobra Gold 10. CG10 is a regularly scheduled joint and coalition multinational exercise hosted annually by the Kingdom of Thailand.

  • Lightning Support Soldiers honored during redeployment ceremony

    Jan 27, 2010

    Soldiers and family member gathered on Hamilton Field to formally welcome home the troops of the 45th Sustainment Brigade during a redeployment ceremony Jan. 21 at Schofield Barracks.

  • Waikiki's Army Museum: Hawaii's best kept secret

    Jan 27, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - The Army Museum of Hawaii, located in Fort DeRussy's Battery Randolph, in the heart of Waikiki, is a 19th century U.S. Army coastal defense gun battery that once served as a first line of defense against enemy attack on Oahu's southern shore.

  • Cobra Gold 2010 Humanitarian-Civic Assistance Projects

    Jan 27, 2010

    Cobra Gold 10 continues to build and strengthen U.S. and Thai Army relations to support future man-made or natural disaster contingency operations and regional security and humanitarian situations. Each year Cobra Gold offers the U.S. Army and participating nations unmatched opportunities for bi-lateral interoperability. Currently U.S. and Thai troops are working together to complete construction on five engineering civil assistance projects and seven medical civil assistance projects.

  • Army extends Comprehensive Soldier Fitness to families

    Jan 27, 2010

    Resilience assessment and training is now available online for family members of Soldiers.

  • Winter Driving School

    Jan 27, 2010

    SHARIKI, Japan--Capt. Kirby Atwell, commander, 3rd Detachment, 1st Space Brigade, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command dicusses differences between driving in the United States and in Japan after completing a Japan Air Self Defense Force hosted winter driving course, here, Jan. 26th. The class was conducted from Jan. 20-29, and about 200 JASDF members and about 80 of Atwell's command took part.

  • Franks recommends streamlining disability evaluations

    Jan 26, 2010

    Retired Gen. Frederick Franks Jr. says to streamline the medical evaluation board process by eliminating "dual" disability ratings.

  • Tax Season Overseas: U.S. citizens may need to file foreign bank account with IRS

    Jan 26, 2010

    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants United States citizens living and working overseas to know they must file a "Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts" form with the Treasury Department by June 30th if the aggregate value of their foreign accounts exceeded $10,000 at any time during the previous calendar year.

  • 2010 census: especially important to military families

    Jan 25, 2010

    With about $400 billion a year in federal funds at stake, the 2010 census may prove especially important for the thousands of Army families who have relocated since 2000 as a result of Base Realignment and Closure, said a 2010 census media specialist.

  • Make a movie, save a life, win $2,000

    Jan 25, 2010

    Prizes totaling nearly $4,000 are still up for grabs as the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competion heads into the final months.

  • Army takes over from Marines in Al Anbar

    Jan 25, 2010

    The first major indicator of the responsible drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq occurred in Ramadi Jan. 23 when II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) transferred authority of Iraq's largest province to 1st Armored Division.

  • Tennessee National Guard 'maintains' northern Iraq aviation mission

    Jan 25, 2010

    They don't attract much public attention, and they're far less visible than the pilots and aircraft they support. But their mission is no less important. In fact, without them, those pilots wouldn't be able to fly their helicopters. They are the maintenance Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard's Troop F, "Titans," 1st Squadron, 230th Air Cavalry Squadron, Task Force Wings. They handle all aviation intermediate maintenance for the 1/230th ACS, operating in northern Iraq from Forward Operating Bases Sykes, Warrior and Diamondback.

  • TF Wings' 'Clean Sweep' nets more than $40 million in supplies

    Jan 23, 2010

    Task Force Wings identified and returned more than $40 million of excess equipment as part of the Armywide initiative termed Operation "Clean Sweep." Each of the task force's units participated from their respective locations across United States Division - North.

  • Bidding 'aloha' to long-time 25 ID Soldier

    Jan 22, 2010

    The 25th Infantry Division bids farewell to the long-time 25th Inf. Div. command sergeant major for G3 operations, Sgt. Maj. Julian Padilla.

  • 25 ID Special Troops Battalion Changes Command

    Jan 22, 2010

    Hundreds of supporters for both Lt. Col. Paul D. Romagnoli, the incoming 25th STB commander, and Lt. Col. Eric J. Angeli, the outgoing battalion commander, attended the battalion change of command ceremony on Sills Field at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 19.

  • Schofield spouse conquers world of power lifting

    Jan 22, 2010

    Jonna "JoJo" Ocampo is a military spouse and a three-time Team USA gold medalist in powerlifting. Standing only five feet tall and weighing 105 pounds, Ocampo was ranked sixth in the world for her weight class at the Open World Powerlifting Championships in New Delhi, India, in Nov. 2009.

  • 'Tropic Lightning Division' recognizes All-American football players

    Jan 22, 2010

    25th Infantry Division Command Sergeant Maor, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota presented each player with a Certificate of Achievement and a 25th Inf. Div. football jersey on behalf of Maj. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., the division commanding general, and his "Tropic Lightning" Soldiers. The U.S. Army marked its 10th anniversary of sponsoring the event, which showcases the talents of top high school athletes across the nation in an East vs. West bowl game.

  • Ceremony to mark historic day

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord will become reality with the February 1 garrison uncasing of colors.

  • 'Warrior' Soldiers re-enlist aboard historic WWII battleship

    Jan 22, 2010

    Fifteen Soldiers currently serving with the 2nd "Warrior" Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division vowed to continue their service to the U.S. military aboard the historic EX-USS Missouri (BB-63), during a multi-service re-enlistment ceremony, Jan. 7.

  • 'Operation Christmas Aloha' Charity Receives Thanks

    Jan 22, 2010

    Several local community members, volunteers and their families gathered at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 6, by invitation of the leaders of the 25th Infantry Division to show appreciation for their recent participation and devotion of time, funds, and gifts which helped to make "Operation Christmas Aloha" a success.

  • 25 ID: a year in review

    Jan 22, 2010

    During its deployment, 25ID was the headquarters of MND-North and led more than 23,000 service members and civilians of Task Force Lightning in a full spectrum of operations in Iraq's seven northern-most provinces, an area nearly the size of Ohio. The mission included improving the governance and economics of the region while improving relationships between ethnic groups in one of the most diverse regions in Iraq.

  • 25th ID says 'Aloha' to departing general

    Jan 22, 2010

    Whether bringing ethnic groups to the bargaining table in Iraq, or Soldiers and community members to the beaches on Oahu where he liked to surf, Brig. Gen. Robert B. Brown, the 25th Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support, is known for building lasting relationships.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' comes home

    Jan 22, 2010

    Soldiers returning from Iraq, family members and guests attended a redeployment ceremony at Sills Field, here, Nov. 19, to commemorate the return of more than 4,500 Tropic Lightning Soldiers serving with the 25th ID and other Hawaii-based supporting units with whom they deployed. The ceremony honored Soldiers from the 25th ID Headquarters, the 25th Special Troops Battalion (STB), the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) "Bronco," and other units that participated in the division's effort.

  • Missile Defense Agency Director visits Fort Greely at 50 below

    Jan 21, 2010

    Earlier this month, Lt. Gen. O'Riley, director, Missile Defense Agency visited the Missile Defense Complex in Fort Greely, Alaska, where he met with the heads of major projects, toured subterranean areas, and visited each of the three missile fields to provide direction on current and future plans for the 800 acre missile defense base.

  • Sulu Residents Celebrate New Road and School in Kagay

    Jan 21, 2010

    SULU, Philippines-Armed Forces of the Philippines Joint Task Force Comet and Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines turned over an elementary school and the Kagay-Langpas road to local government officials in a ceremony at Barangay (community) Kagay Jan. 14.

  • Educators, City Officials and JSOTF-P Dedicate Birthing Clinic

    Jan 21, 2010

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines- Representatives from Mein College, government officials and members of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines gathered to celebrate the dedication of Mein Gentle Births, a maternity and birthing center in Zamboanga City Jan. 14.

  • WLC evolves with warfighting Army

    Jan 20, 2010

    Morning reveille at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Hawaii does more than signal the start of a new day around the school house, it heralds a change of procedures at the school, keeping pace with today's Army.

  • Hawaii Army community honors MLK observance

    Jan 20, 2010

    Soldiers and family members paid special tribute to the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a special observance Jan. 13 at the Sgt. Smith Theater here.

  • Schofield Barracks tax center opens Jan. 20 for Soldiers

    Jan 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Junior enlisted personnel are encouraged to take advantage of a tax preparation assistance program that not only shortens the time in which they receive their refunds, but saves them from having to pay for an outside service.

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