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  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow".

  • Resiliency services work to combat suicides with prevention programs

    Jul 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Military life can be overwhelming, challenging and demanding without the right information and support networks.

  • USO helps with military kids' back-to-school needs

    Jul 15, 2010

    HONOLULU - Military children of Soldiers ranked E5 and below can receive free backpacks and school supplies through USO Hawaii's Back-to-School program.

  • Immunization clinic protects against unseen enemies

    Jul 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - American Soldiers stand ready to deploy, engage and destroy any enemy of the U.S. in close combat, but sometimes, the deadliest of enemies are the smallest of all.

  • Law benefits children of active duty military

    Jul 15, 2010

    HONOLULU - Governor Linda Lingle signed into law HB2061, June 25, which establishes a process by which family court can resolve matters related to custody and visitation for active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves and National Guard when deployed.

  • 3rd CAB joins Korean counterparts on first mission in Afghanistan

    Jul 15, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, had the opportunity to join their Republic of Korea counterparts in the ROK Army's first aviation mission in Afghanistan out of Bagram Airfield, July 8.

  • Dual ceremony highlights family military tradition

    Jul 14, 2010

    Col. Benjamin D. Lukefahr, U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post deputy director, promoted his son, David, to the rank of captain, who then performed his first action as a captain and retired his father.

  • U.S., Malaysia launch exercise Keris Strike 2010

    Jul 14, 2010

    A bilateral command post exercise sponsored by U.S. Army, Pacific designed to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Malaysia officially got under way this week in Malaysia with an opening ceremony at Camp Kuantan.

  • Profile of a Destiny Soldier, CW4 Walter Jones

    Jul 13, 2010

    Profile of a Destiny Soldier

  • 25th CAB Soldiers land home

    Jul 12, 2010

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers return home to their families following a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq following a Welcome Home ceremony. Division and brigade leadership joined the military families in extending a warm welcome to their newest combat veterans.

  • Wounded Warriors honored at Iolani School Parade

    Jul 12, 2010

    HONOLULU - Soldiers from Schofield Barrack's Warrior Transition Battalion were honored during Iolani School's 22nd Annual Independence Day Parade at Kozuki Stadium, here, July 2.

  • Community enjoys Fourth of July festivities

    Jul 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Thousands of Soldiers, families and community members converged on Sills Field, here, to celebrate the nation's 234th birthday with the 39th annual Fourth of July Spectacular, a daylong bash complete with music, games and rides.

  • Signal Soldiers compete for NCO, Soldier of Year titles

    Jul 9, 2010

    These 13 Soldiers, who were selected as the best of the best in their respective Signal commands around the world, converged on Fort Huachuca to test their skills June 14-18 in the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • U.S. Army, Pacific celebrates "One Team!" comaraderie

    Jul 7, 2010

    U.S. Army, Pacific celebrated "One Team!" organization day at Bellows Air Force Station on beautiful Waimanalo Bay on June 1.

  • 25th CAB grooms future enlisted leaders while deployed to USD-North

    Jul 6, 2010

    Every month Soldiers of the 25th CAB appear before enlisted promotion selection boards as part of the process for becoming a sergeant or staff sergeant at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, and Contingency Operating Site Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' 4th of July Celebration

    Jul 5, 2010

    The 25th Infantry Division celebrates Independence Day with a variety of games, rides, contests, and concerts with the 39th Annual 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 4.

  • TF Gunslinger, engineers refresh AGI skills

    Jul 4, 2010

    The pilots of Company C, "Whiskey," 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Gunslinger, conducted air ground integration training with the engineers of Co. E "Dawg," 1st Bn., 64th Armor Regt., TF Rogue's, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, June 6.

  • Wake up to the 'Sounds of Freedom'

    Jul 2, 2010

    The Tropic Lightning Band's brass ensemble "The Sounds of Freedom" perform on KITV's This Morning program, in Honolulu,, July 2.

  • JBLM spouse faces a painful, new reality

    Jul 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The news came loud, but unclear. Erica Paci was awakened by vigorous knocking at her front door. Her heart pounding, she jumped out of bed and ran to see who was there. Met by two service members, a military spouse's worst nightmare suddenly became Paci's reality.

  • Tropic Lightning "Freedom Ride" feeds the homeless

    Jul 1, 2010

    As part of the of 25th Infantry Division "Freedom Ride", Soldiers and officers donated non-perishable foods to Kahikolu 'Ohana Hale 'O Wai'anae homeless shelter, Waianae, Hawaii, June 30.

  • 'Warriors' depart for Iraq

    Jul 1, 2010

    The Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, depart for their 12-month deployment to northern Iraq. Their service was thanked by brigade veterans and division leadership as they boarded their aircraft.

  • USARPAC commander continues Pacific Rim tour

    Jun 30, 2010

    USARPAC Commander Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon recently visited Indonesia for the conclusion of exercise Garuda Shield before departing for the Philippines, New Zealand and Australia to meet with dignitaries in those countries.

  • Army assesses "self-healing" waveform for platoon-level communications

    Jun 30, 2010

    The U.S. Army concluded its three-week assessment of a waveform that could help separated squads maintain communications despite terrain and obstructions, during its annual integrated capabilities event at Fort Dix on June 25. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics cenA,A!ter conducted a 36 node assessment of the Soldier Radio Waveform in a relevant field environment. This was done to gauge the waveform's ability to support platoon-level data and voice traffic from the rifleman up to the squad leader. When squads spread out, they can potentially loose communications due to obstructions in the terrain. SRW is "exciting" because the network "self heals" its fragmented connectivity by leveraging other squad radios using the waveform.

  • Bronco infantrymen press for coveted Expert Infantry Badge

    Jun 29, 2010

    For infantry Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, the honor of being recognized as a true infantryman was given through the brigade's EIB testing at East Range, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 20-25.

  • Soldiers, civilians train to 'fight tonight'

    Jun 29, 2010

    DAEGU, South Korea - The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's mission to maintain the movement of supplies and information north to the fight during a contingency is essential in defeating the enemy. Whether transporting tanks and medical supplies, or moving classified information, in times of conflict, it is crucial that all of the 19th ESC's major support commands are trained and prepared to fight tonight.

  • Education Fair offers support in Saipan

    Jun 28, 2010

    SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands--Soldiers, families, veterans, high school seniors and other members of the community gathered at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, June 26, for the U.S. Army Reserve Theater Support Group's first-ever Education Fair in Saipan.

  • Diaz fulfills a lifelong mission at Garuda Shield

    Jun 28, 2010

    Col. Tony Diaz spent his summers as a boy on his grandfather's ranch in Panama away from the comfortable confines of his childhood home in New York. The summers were filled with limited electricity, sparse running water and familiarizations of the damage poverty can have on people.

  • U.S. Soldiers forge new friendships in Indonesia

    Jun 28, 2010

    "What we leave behind will have a positive lasting impact," said Col. Tony Diaz, the U.S. commander for this year's fourth annual Garuda Shield 2010, which drew to a close June 22.

  • U.S. and ally demonstrate swift teamwork

    Jun 28, 2010

    A suspicious package is found at the Pier 8 post office in Busan. Moments later bomb disposal dogs enter the scene, sweep the hallways, and sniff out the package. Meanwhile other teams enter the scene quickly, evacuate the area and rapidly sweep, clear and patrol the location. Bomb dogs quickly identify the suspicious package. They signal the presence of explosives by sitting down firmly in front of the deadly box. The bomb squad enters the scene and diffuses the bomb. This sequence of events all occurred in a manner of minutes from the time the package was noticed, displaying the swiftness and readiness of the U.S. and South Korean support coordination.

  • IMCOM-Korea top warriors named

    Jun 28, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - For the 12 finalists of the Installation Management Command-Korea Best Warrior Competition, the preparation began months in advance but the final round looked a bit like a week on the set of the popular TV show Survivor.

  • 500th MI Bde hosts Asia Pacific May Day Celebration

    Jun 25, 2010

  • 205th MI Battalion officer selected for MacArthur Award

    Jun 25, 2010

  • 500th MI Brigade welcomes home 205th MI Bn Multi-Functional Team

    Jun 25, 2010

    205th MI Bn Soldiers return from a year deployment in Afghanistan supporting 5th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div.

  • Families embrace their 'Warrior' Soldiers

    Jun 25, 2010

    Family members just can't let them go quietly! Following the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division's deployment ceremony held at Sills Field on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 24, many family members just couldn't stop hugging their Soldiers.

  • Warrior Brigade bids farewell during ceremony

    Jun 25, 2010

    The Soldiers and officers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, bid emotional good-byes to comrades, friends and family following a formal deployment ceremony at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 24, as they prepare to embark on a 12-month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division deployment ceremony

    Jun 24, 2010

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division held its deployment ceremony on Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii June 24. The brigade will deploy as an Advise and Assist Brigade in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Northern Iraq, where it will be at the forefront of training and empowering the Iraqi Security Forces.

  • Tropic Lightning bids farewell to the Chief

    Jun 24, 2010

    Friends and colleagues bid farewell to Col. Thomas P. Guthrie, the outgoing chief of staff, 25th Infantry Division, during a "Flying V" ceremony held in his honor, June 23 at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Celebrate July 4th with Flare: Practice Fireworks Safety

    Jun 24, 2010

    Fireworks injuries have decreased by 70 percent in the last ten years, according to the National Safety Council. Although the numbers are down, in calendar year 2008 an estimated 7,000 injuries caused by fireworks were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms, as cited in a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 2008 annual report.

  • North Korea attacks across 38th parallel, 60 years ago

    Jun 23, 2010

    Sixty years ago, the Korean War became the first major armed clash between the free world and Communist forces, as the so-called Cold War turned hot.

  • Senior sergeants discuss sustainment future

    Jun 23, 2010

    About 30 senior noncommissioned officers representing varied sustainment fields from the active Army, National Guard and Reserve gathered in Richmond June 21-22 to discuss current operations and the future of their "War-fighting Function."

  • U.N. training simulates operational environment: peace and stability, watchwords for GS 2010

    Jun 22, 2010

    In a scripted exercise of event-driven scenarios by military and non-military subject matter experts in an operational environment, U.N. representatives had just met with Zapatos, one of the faction leaders causing trouble, in an effort to quell violence in an "affected area" of the Island of Pacifica. The 18th Brigade comprised of Soldiers from Indonesia and the U.S. has stood by as negotiations take place with the rogue leader by promising to work fairly with him and his rival St. Pierre in an effort to help the indigenous population.

  • USAG-HI welcomes its new commander

    Jun 21, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers, family members and government civilians, along with local civic and Native Hawaiian leaders, gathered on Sills Field, here, Monday, to bid aloha to Col. Matthew Margotta, outgoing commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and to welcome Col. Douglas Mulbury, incoming commander.

  • Commentary: Military partnership improves education for all Hawaii's children

    Jun 21, 2010

    HONOLULU - It's no secret that many military families coming from beyond our shores arrive with negative perceptions of Hawaii public schools.

  • Virtual Squad Training simulates patrolling techniques, tasks

    Jun 21, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Sgt. Jerel Concepcion, a squad leader with 25th Transportation Company, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, was leading his squad through the streets of Baghdad.

  • Fourth of July schedule is released

    Jun 17, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers, civilians and families are invited to a myriad of activities as U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation honor and celebrate America's Independence Day, here, July 4.

  • Soldiers compete in Garuda Shield 2010 sports day

    Jun 17, 2010

    BANDUNG, Indonesia -- America's partnership with nations across southeast Asia was on display June 9 as soldiers of seven countries took a break from building projects and training exercises to play sports at the Mason Pines Hotel and the Infantry Training Center, here.

  • Team Hawaii plans repeat victory at Ten-Miler

    Jun 17, 2010

    WHEELERAca,!E+ARMYAca,!E+AIRFIELD, Hawaii - They crossed the finish line first, second, third, fourth.

  • Makani Pahili 2010 debuts emerging rapid response capability

    Jun 17, 2010

    Each year,the local and state Hawaii government, U.S. Federal Government and Department of Defense participate in a statewide scenario-driven hurricane preparation exercise known as Makani Pahili, which means "strong wind" in Hawaiian, held this year May 24 through June 4.

  • 413th receives four stars during leadership visit

    Jun 17, 2010

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey J. Mellinger included a visit to the 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, during a recent tour of the Pacific. Dunwoody is the commanding general of the Army Materiel Command and Mellinger is the organizationAca,!a,,cs senior enlisted advisor. The two were in the Pacific to visit AMC assets and attend briefings and meetings with AMC supported organizations. The 413th is an Expeditionary Contracting Command unit.

  • U.S. Army reservists aid Indonesia in humanitarian effort

    Jun 16, 2010

    On the outskirts of the heavily-populated and poverty-stricken city of Bandung, American and Indonesian forces have banned together to build a civic center and baby care clinic as part of Operation Garuda Shield 2010, a training and humanitarian exercise in Indonesia.

  • SWO 'operationalizes' weather for TF Wings' aviation mission in northern Iraq

    Jun 15, 2010

    Imagine a blinding, gusting wall of sand and dust five to eight thousand feet high, spanning 60 to 90 miles, moving at a rate of 35 to 60 kilometers an hour.That describes a "haboob," an Arabic word for a type of intense sandstorm common to Iraq that can have a devastating impact on aviation operations. Now imagine a pilot's relief in receiving a tactical instant message from a staff weather officer (SWO) miles away that advises of an approaching haboob in time to avoid it. That is what is referred to as "operationalizing" weather -- mitigating the impact of weather on Army aviation operations by forecasting and interpreting weather systems and data in real time - and that is what Task Force Wings' staff weather team does 24/7 from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Winner: 'Wolfhound' earns title of Army Hawaii's top Soldier

    Jun 15, 2010

    Specialist Andy James, a Soldier representing the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment and the 25th Infantry Division, wins the honor of representing the U.S. Army Pacific as the Soldier of the Year at the Department of the Army competition later this year.

  • USARPAC celebrates 235th Army Birthday

    Jun 15, 2010

    USARPAC concluded its Army Birthday commemoration activities with a gala dinner-dance at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel in Honolulu on June 12.

  • SWO 'operationalizes' weather for TF Wings' aviation mission in northern Iraq

    Jun 15, 2010

    Task Force Wings' staff weather team works hard to mitigate the impact of weather on Army aviation operations by forecasting and interpreting weather systems and data in real time at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Hawaii-based Boy Scout Cements Relationship with Fisher House

    Jun 15, 2010

    The Fisher House at Tripler Army Medical Center plays a vital role in the healing of sick or injured service members and their families. The house functions as a 'home away from home' for family members of patients receiving medical care at major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers, allowing families to focus on caring for their loved ones. When Conner Dooley, Hickam Boy Scout Troop 135, heard the Tripler Fisher House wanted two concrete patios installed near the facility, he didn't hesitate and chose it as his Eagle Scout project.

  • Diplomacy in distribution

    Jun 15, 2010

    Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's missions extend to countries with diverse political systems, each with its own rules and customs. With such a global reach, it is important to keep an eye on the political implications of any action. To this end, SDDC has added a foreign policy advisor from the State Department to its headquarters staff.

  • U.S., Indonesia maintain a partnership of peace

    Jun 14, 2010

    Continuing an era of cooperation, the Indonesian military hosted the opening ceremony of Garuda Shield 2010 on June 10 at the Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI) Infantry Training Center in the District of Cipatat.

  • Army directs global inspection of armor plates

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army recently issued a message for all troops and units to inspect their body armor in search of a specific model that was not made according to contract requirements.

  • Honouliuli preservation involves work of many hands

    Jun 14, 2010

    KUNIA VILLAGE, Hawaii - On the eastern slopes of the Waianae Mountains, there is a "wahi pana," a "celebrated place," called Honouliuli.

  • Tropic Lightning Soldiers compete in USARPAC Warrior Challenge

    Jun 13, 2010

    Spc. Andy James and Sgt. Colin Whyte, represent the 25th Infantry Division in the five-day U.S. Army Pacific 2010 Warrior Challenge June 7-12.

  • Center aids in defeating explosive devices

    Jun 11, 2010

    U.S. Army Pacific's newly established Asia-Pacific Counter - Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Center provides servicemembers stationed in the Pacific access to cutting-edge training in the fight to defeat improvised explosive devices.

  • Hawaii's PTA protects natural resources

    Jun 10, 2010

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - The Army is waging a war, here.

  • Army uses one portal-of-access for counseling services, support

    Jun 10, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers and family members in Hawaii are now able to contact counselors at Military OneSource through a single portal-of-access.

  • Another I Corps chapter closes, as Lt. Gen. Jacoby relinquishes command

    Jun 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Another chapter in the history of I Corps came to a close Tuesday when its commanding general, Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., relinquished his three-year command. With his successor not yet approved by Congress, Jacoby turned over the corps colors to his senior deputy for the interim, Maj. Gen. John D. Johnson.

  • Warrior Challenge 2010 tests Soldiers physical, mental strength

    Jun 9, 2010

    The annual, five-day competition, hosted at Schofield Barracks, June 7-11, pushes the Soldiers and NCOs through a variety of challenges, both mental and physical, said Sgt. Maj. Alan S. Hatton, operations sergeant major, USARPAC. The goal of the competition is to find the best, most well-rounded Soldier and NCO in USARPAC.

  • Warrior Challenge 2010 tests Soldiers physical, mental strength

    Jun 9, 2010

    The annual, five-day competition, hosted at Schofield Barracks, June 7-11, pushes the Soldiers and NCOs through a variety of challenges, both mental and physical, said Sgt. Maj. Alan S. Hatton, operations sergeant major, USARPAC. The goal of the competition is to find the best, most well-rounded Soldier and NCO in USARPAC.

  • Digging in the dirt for Soldier safety

    Jun 9, 2010

    An environmental surveillance team traveled from Camp Zama, Japan to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii to train deploying Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. After a couple days of classroom training, instructors and students went to nearby Lake Wilson, also known as Wahiawa Reservoir, to collect samples of water, soil and insects, just as the Soldiers will do in Iraq when the brigade deploys this summer.

  • Four-star general visits 25th Infantry Division

    Jun 8, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, welcomes Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, to the division during her visit of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 8.

  • Army veterinarians work in Vietnam

    Jun 8, 2010

    Members of the government of Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development met with U.S. Army veterinarians for the first time during a veterinary care conference held here June 3-6.

  • Aca,!EoeRock & LuauAca,!a,,c May Festival

    Jun 7, 2010

  • Warriors wage war on excess

    Jun 7, 2010

  • Korean students sit in the flyer's seat

    Jun 7, 2010

  • Warriors scout out Korean culture

    Jun 7, 2010

  • Korean War veterans commemorate 'three hard nights' of battle

    Jun 7, 2010

    Waving flags, school children and Republic of Korea and U.S. Army Soldiers in full dress uniform greeted veterans of a little known but pivotal battle of the Korean War - the battle of Chipyong-ni, a small town about 90-minutes east of Uijeongbu.

  • Broncos Bid Farewell to Former Commander, Welcome Hawaiian Native

    Jun 7, 2010

    Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division gathered at Sills Field May 27th to bid farewell to its former commander and welcomed a Hawaiian Native as its new leader.

  • Top Army NCO promotes 'complete fitness' to Soldiers

    Jun 7, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston talked about the Army's plan for the continued complete fitness and well-being of Soldiers, and stressed the importance of mental fitness for today's Soldier while meeting with Hawaii-based Soldiers, June 3.

  • TF Wings' celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month through dance, music in northern Ira

    Jun 7, 2010

    Dance is a form of cultural expression. Like visual art, sculpture or architecture, dance encapsulates, reinforces and transmits cultural traditions and values. At Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, the diversity of Asian Pacific American culture was on display as a group of more than 30 Task Force Wings' Soldiers and other volunteers celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) with a performance of traditional dance, song and food, May 28

  • Test your knowledge of Army history

    Jun 7, 2010

    Quiz on Army History

  • A walk through history

    Jun 6, 2010

    When Col. Kent Goff isn't sporting his Army Combat Uniform during weekend battle assemblies, he is likely decked out in a military uniform from another era. The 412th Theater Engineer Command's intelligence and security officer is also a military history buff who participates in civil war re-enactments.

  • TF Wings' 'CAC Company' executes critical mission in northern Iraq

    Jun 4, 2010

    For the air crew of the "Stingrays," Company A, 3-25th General Support Aviation Battalion, "Task Force Hammerhead," 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, the extreme weather amounted to another challenging mission change. The Command and Control team is always prepared to navigate poor weather and restricted visibility conditions to safely transport U.S. Division - North's commanding general to critical meetings in Iraq.

  • New commanding general slated for 7th Signal Command

    Jun 4, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Lawarren V. Patterson will become the commanding general of 7th Signal Command (Theater), replacing Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper. A date for the change of command ceremony has not yet been set.

  • Veterans of Vietnam's 'Fox Force' join 'Golden Dragons' in scarf exchange

    Jun 4, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Thank you so much for the welcome home we never got."

  • New center dedicated to children of local fallen Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii dedicated a new School Age Center, here, June 2, to children of all fallen Soldiers of the U.S. Army in Hawaii.

  • AFAP offers community way to affect change

    Jun 4, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army Family Action Plan program is dedicated to changing the lives of our Soldiers, families, civilians and retirees, and it works.

  • Sewing the pieces together

    Jun 3, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Lt. Col. Daniel Hulsebosch, (second from left), director, Directorate of Emergency Services, and personnel with the Warrior Transition Battalion, here, display a quilt made by the nonprofit group "Strippers" from Highlands Ridge in Avon Park, Fla. The group recently donated 11 handmade quilts to the WTB. In the quilting world, a stripper is someone who tears up cloth and then sews the pieces together to make a quilt.

  • USARPAC specialists secure safe training operations

    Jun 3, 2010

    U. S. Army, Pacific's Safety Office works diligently across the command to ensure that mission goals are met without incident. Soldiers' lives are rife with risk-travel, tactical and physical training and Warrior lifestyle-too often result in injury or even death and the Army is committed to doing all it can to enhance the safety of its fighting force, while maintaining training intensity.

  • RVTT's virtual simulations help squads train for deployment, threat scenarios

    Jun 3, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - While training with the Virtual Squad Training System, here, Sgt. Michael Diaz' squad from 25th Transportation Company, 25th Infantry Division, skipped breaktime to be the first group to visit the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactics Trainer.

  • Day of Reflection: USAG-HI celebrates Memorial Day

    Jun 3, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Reminders of America's history and of personal sacrifice were voiced at Memorial Day ceremonies, here, and throughout the nation, May 31.

  • Seniors create, donate lei to venerate veterans, Soldiers

    Jun 3, 2010

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - Dozens of members from local community organizations here participated in a picking and stringing event, May 28, continuing an island tradition honoring Soldiers buried at the Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery.

  • Operation Military Kids briefs local community educators

    Jun 3, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Operation Military Kids is the U.S. Army's effort to partner with America's communities to support children of deployed service members throughout the United States.

  • TF Wings' 'CAC Company' executes critical mission in northern Iraq

    Jun 3, 2010

    On a May afternoon at Contingency Operating Base Speicher in northern Iraq, visibility diminished from three miles to one in less than an hour, enough to cancel all but the most critical aviation missions for the most experienced combat aviators. For the air crew of the "Stingrays," Company A, 3-25th General Support Aviation Battalion, "Task Force Hammerhead," 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, the extreme weather amounted to another challenging mission change. The Command and Control team is always prepared to navigate poor weather and restricted visibility conditions to safely transport U.S. Division - North's commanding general to critical meetings in Iraq.

  • Tropic Lightning holds Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Board

    Jun 1, 2010

    Candidates from the 25th Infantry Division endured a long day of qualification events for the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club May 25 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The Soldiers did pushup and situps in the Army Combat Uniform (minus blouse and headgear), an 8-mile ruck march with full battle gear, weapons qualification, six common task training lanes, and six round-robin board appearances before individual board members.

  • Chaves named USARPAC Deputy CG for Guard

    Jun 1, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Chaves became the U.S. Army, Pacific Deputy Commanding General , Army National Guard effective June 1 after pinning on his second star.

  • Last continuously serving Army officer with Vietnam experience to retire after 40 years of service

    Jun 1, 2010

    After 40 years of Army service dating back to the Vietnam War, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, will retire, during a combined retirement/change of command ceremony, June 3.

  • A night of warriors, princesses: Soldiers and their daughters at the ball

    May 28, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Hosted by the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska, the fourth annual Father Daughter Ball was a gala event, set in Fairbanks and well-attended by Soldiers from Fort Wainwright, airmen from Eielson Air Force Base, other military personnel and their daughters, May 22.

  • Army implements strategic plan to improve safety

    May 28, 2010

    The "101 Critical Days of Summer" campaign, which began on Memorial Day, and the larger National Safety Month observation during June, provide opportunity to focus on the goals outlined in the latest version of the Army Safety and Occupational Health Strategic Plan that was released in February.

  • PACOM Soldier gives back to Hawaii as a foster parent

    May 27, 2010

    HONOLULU - A Soldier assigned to U.S. Pacific Command was honored for his contribution to community service by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii in a ceremony in downtown Waikiki, May 19.

  • Community bids aloha to military ohana with parade, festival

    May 27, 2010

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - The parade route down scenic Kalakaua Avenue offered plenty of elbow room for the thousands of spectators, but South Korea-based Sgt. 1st Class Robert Alvarez and his newlywed bride, Sarah, clung tightly to each other as they watched the USO's Welcome Home Heroes Parade, here, May 22.

  • Makani Pahili HUREX begins in Hawaii

    May 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - We live in an era of persistent conflict; global terrorism and extremist ideologies threaten our safety and freedom.

  • Memorial Day - a Soldier's remembrance

    May 27, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Mike Alberts provides his reflection of Memorial Day.

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