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  • Job initiatives focus on vets, family members

    Sep 1, 2011

    President Barack Obama yesterday called on Congress to move quickly on an initiative to offer tax credits to employers who hire unemployed veterans, including those with disabilities.

  • TRICARE beneficiaries save on prescription delivery, vaccines

    Aug 31, 2011

    Beneficiaries of the TRICARE military health plan can obtain 90 days of home-delivered medication with no copayment and can get free vaccinations at participating pharmacies without seeing a doctor.

  • Memorial ceremony held at Joint Security Area

    Aug 30, 2011

    JOINT SECURITY AREA, Panmunjom, South Korea - "Specialist Peaks?" "Here Sergeant Major!"

  • General visits ADA battalion during annual exercise

    Aug 30, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Brig. Gen. James Dickinson arrived in Suwon Aug. 23 to visit the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery.

  • Air defenders bond over barbecue on Osan Air Base

    Aug 30, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - Air defenders from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command were invited to a friendship dinner meeting at the Republic of Korea Air Force Officers Club here Aug. 16.

  • Labor Day Safety Message

    Aug 30, 2011

    On September 5th, our Nation will celebrate Labor Day as a way to pay tribute to all of our citizens who have worked so hard to create and sustain this great country. Our Nation's strength, freedom, and prosperity would be impossible without the dedication and tireless efforts of the American worker.

  • USARPAC welcomes new deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Reserves

    Aug 29, 2011

    Commander of U.S. Army Pacific, Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, hosted a Flying V ceremony to welcome Maj. Gen. William G. Beard, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Reserves, U.S. Army Pacific Aug. 29 on Fort Shafter at historic Palm Circle.

  • TF Thunder welcomes Alaskan assets

    Aug 23, 2011

    Soldiers of Team Denali (1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment) joined Task Force Thunder (159th Combat Aviation Brigade) at three forward operating bases to bolster aviation assets in southern Afghanistan, beginning in June. While they are attached to Task Force Lift (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment), Team Denali, composed of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, and Companies B (The Sugar Bears) and D, is technically self-sustaining.

  • Panetta: Any retirement changes won't affect serving military

    Aug 22, 2011

    In his clearest statement on the subject to date, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today that if the military retirement system changes, it will not affect serving servicemembers.

  • CID seeking special-agent candidates

    Aug 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as Army CID, is actively seeking qualified Soldiers who are interested in pursuing a career as CID special agents.

  • Working Day and Night for their Customers

    Aug 22, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Having awarded more than 6,000 annual contracts valued at more than $620 million in less than two years is a considerable effort but it's the smaller portion of the 413th Contracting Support Brigade's workload that allows its customers to sleep better at night.

  • Zama DFAC presented with Connelly trophy

    Aug 20, 2011

    The Camp Zama Dining Facility staff received their trophy Wednesday for winning first place in the "Small Garrison" category of the Army-wide level of the 2011 Phillip A. Connelly Awards, the results of which were announced in December 2010.

  • Ordnance Reef munitions removal, disposal demonstration complete

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Army has completed the field portion of its technical demonstration to evaluate new strategies to recover and destroy underwater military munitions.

  • Tell Me a Story: Military Child Education Coalition

    Aug 19, 2011

    Before the reading, members of the band set up an instrument petting zoo around the room giving participants an opportunity to get to know the individual musical tools.

  • COLA rate on Oahu increases by two points

    Aug 17, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Results from the Hawaii Cost of Living Allowance, or COLA, surveys, which were conducted March-May, are in and became effective Aug. 1.

  • Federal Fire Dept. aims to prevent fires in IPC communities

    Aug 17, 2011

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The Federal Fire Department's Prevention Division actively participated in the 28th Annual National Night Out at Schofield Barracks, Aliamanu Military Reservation and here, Aug. 2.

  • Issues, delegates needed for 28th Annual USAG-HI AFAP Conference

    Aug 17, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Community members can help improve their quality of life by submitting suggestions or becoming a delegate for the fiscal year 2012 U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Army Family Action Plan Conference, Oct. 18-20, at Building 647, near the Sgt. Smith Theater, here.

  • Knockin' 'em out

    Aug 17, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Contestants, in teams of two, race to knock out as many push-ups as possible in two minutes during Right Arm Night at the Hale Ikena, here, Aug. 5.

  • III Corps sets up in ROK

    Aug 16, 2011

    More than 200 III Corps Soldiers arrived at Command Post Yongin Aug. 7 for the 10-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise. UFG is an annual exercise that provides valuable training as well as evaluating and improving combined and joint organizations, processes, plans and systems necessary for the conduct of operations of Republic of Korea and U.S. Forces.

  • New M-98 grenade provides troops non-lethal warning options

    Aug 16, 2011

    The newest grenade in the Army inventory is the M-98 Non-Lethal Distraction Grenade, a non-lethal grenade that upon hitting the grond deploys three submunitions that explode with a flash and bang to warn without harming Soliders or civilians.

  • Antiterrorism Awareness Month Message

    Aug 16, 2011

    The senior leadership of the Army has proclaimed August 2011 as the Army's Antiterrorism (AT) Awareness Month. This is of special significance as we approach the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon and with the recent killing of Osama bin Laden. Enhancing our Soldiers, civilians, and Family Members' understanding of the nature of terrorism and the potential for retaliatory terrorist attacks on army installations, stand-alone facilities and units is critical to our defense.

  • Events last month underscore realism of domestic terrorism threat

    Aug 15, 2011

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Oslo bombing and Utoya island massacre in Norway are a stark reminder of acts of terrorism.

  • Eighth Army trains for full-spectrum operations in UFG

    Aug 15, 2011

    The U.S. Army's top operational headquarters in South Korea will train with its Republic of Korea counterparts to confront and defeat a variety of external threats during Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 16-26, 2011.

  • Secretary of the Army announces effort to transform Army management, structure

    Aug 15, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh today announced creation of the Institutional Army Transformation Commission, a panel charged with finding new ways to make the Army a more "agile, cost-effective organization."

  • Soldiers, Airmen, civilians join to improve park

    Aug 11, 2011

    "This event is special because it partners members of our armed forces with members of the civilian community working side-by-side to complete a project either on Fort Wainwright or at Eielson Air Force Base," said Diane Hutchison, Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.

  • Operation Homefront gives military keiki free backpacks full of school supplies

    Aug 10, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Connor McQuaig started his first day of kindergarten at Solomon Elementary School, here, this year.

  • ACS maintains history of supporting military families

    Aug 9, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- As the decades pass, Army Community Service has seen many changes, improvements and restructuring, but its mission remains the same: to build resilience and stability in Soldiers and families.

  • ACS hosts Junior Spouses Conference

    Aug 9, 2011

  • GI Bill changes include actual cost for in-state tuition

    Aug 8, 2011

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to inform veterans of recent changes made by Congress to the Post 9/11 GI Bill that take effect in 2011.

  • Leaders offer condolences in wake of helicopter crash in Afghanistan

    Aug 8, 2011

    Senior U.S. leaders today extended condolences to the families of American and Afghan forces lost in an International Security Assistance Force helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Liaision Soldiers Bridge Gaps Between American and Australian Air and Ground Forces

    Aug 5, 2011

    When Army and Air Force elements in the Pacific want to ensure seamless communication they work through Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam's 5th Battlefeld Coordination Detachment. The team worked at smoothing the differences between Austrailian and American military culture and jargon during Exercise Talisman Sabre, July 11-29 in Australia.

  • Soldiers to begin 2012 with nine-month deployments

    Aug 5, 2011

    Beginning Jan. 1, deploying Soldiers will go for nine months, meaning more time at home with their families.

  • American/Australian Planners Spent Two Years Preparing for Talisman Sabre Exercise

    Aug 5, 2011

    Two years before the first Australian or American soldier put boots on the ground for Exercise Talisman Sabre, which started on July 11 and ended July 29, planners from the California Army National Guard's 40th Infantry Division and the Australian 1st Division started planning for the event.

  • Maryland Guard, Australians share laughs, recon tips during Talisman Sabre

    Aug 5, 2011

    American and Australian Soldiers shared tactics and culture during Exercise Talisman Sabre, a joint Australian/American exercise that ran July 11-29, 2011.

  • Counter IED Trainers Head Down Under

    Aug 5, 2011

    Counter IED experts from the Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center, traveled to Australia, to train Soldiers from Second Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, and members of the Australian Defense Force in ways to defeat improvised explosive devices.

  • Army announces civilian reductions

    Aug 4, 2011

    The Army announced today it will reduce the size of its civilian employee workforce by more than 8,700 people by Sept. 30, 2012.

  • Quartermasters keep Australian/U.S. exercise supplied

    Aug 3, 2011

    Quartermasters here focused on making sure both U.S. and Australian military personnel got the gear the needed to train with during Talisman Sabre exercises in Australia, July 11-29, 2011.

  • Space systems give Australians, U.S. Soldiers edge in Talisman Sabre

    Aug 3, 2011

    Australians and Americans, including Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers, worked together to integrate space systems in to the Talisman Sabre exercise July 11-29, 2011.

  • U.S., Australian Soldiers work together to judge Talisman Sabre battles

    Aug 2, 2011

    Because live ammunition is not used in training exercises, umpires are used to judge "battles." These umpires recently determined the outcome of land force, maritime and air operations maneuvers for over 20,000 U.S. and Australian military personnel participating in Talisman Sabre exercises in Australia, July 11-29, 2011.

  • Net zero is an Army sustainability goal

    Aug 1, 2011

    Soldiers are creative geniuses when it comes to figuring out ways to help the Army conserve its natural resources and create renewable energy.

  • Ordnance Reef technology demonstration reaches halfway point

    Aug 1, 2011

    The Ordnance Reef technology demonstration is midway through the technical display of abilities to recover and destroy underwater military munitions, near the Waianae, Hawaii, coast.

  • PACC VII and PAMS XXXV Opening Ceremony

    Aug 1, 2011

    The Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC) and Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS) both got under way with concurrent opening ceremonies in Singapore. The conferences this year were are co-hosted by the Singapore and U.S. Armies. PACC is a biennial, multi-national, executive defense forum for Asia Pacific's regional ground forces Chiefs and is designed to foster military-to-military cooperation, develop interpersonal relationships and contribute to regional dialogue and stability. Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS) is an annual multi-national military seminar organized by U.S. Army Pacific that provides a forum for senior-level officers from Asia Pacific's regional ground forces to exchange views and ideas. It provides an opportunity for current and future leaders of the region's armies to establish and cultivate relationships.

  • Pets, people have a tail waggin’ good time at 'Pets are People Too Expo'

    Aug 1, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Porter Community Center, here, went to the dogs during the “Pets are People Too Expo,” July 21.

  • Resiliency camp held for families of wounded, fallen Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2011

    Through a partnership between Survivor Outreach Services and Operation Military Kids, two very special groups of children and their families came together July 15-17, 2011, for a summer retreat at Camp Erdman in Waialua, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program English Camp

    Jul 29, 2011

    Members of 501st Sustainment Brigade recently participated in an "English camp" on U.S. Army Garrison Carroll, South Korea. The 7th annual English camp ran from July 25-29, 2011. The five-day camp is part of U.S. Forces Korea’s Good Neighbor Program and is provided for students at Waegwan Middle School. It is designed to enhance cultural awareness and provide Korean students an opportunity to use, improve, and develop confidence in the English language skills through interaction with native English speakers.

  • Wounded warrior receives surprising welcome home

    Jul 29, 2011

    Wounded warrior returns home to a surprise homecoming at Fort Wainwright , Alaska.

  • Joint paralegal personnel come together to train on common tasks

    Jul 29, 2011

    Hawaii-based Army paralegals routinely train every third Thursday of the month, and each quarter, U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard paralegals join them. The joint training educates paralegals and brings the services together to keep the paralegal partnership alive on island.

  • Army’s top energy advisor visits Korea installations

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Garrisons Yongsan, Daegu, Red Cloud and Camp Carroll, South Korea, to get a better idea on how garrisons here can reduce the amount of energy used and increase operating efficiencies.

  • Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXV held at Singapore

    Jul 28, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Yeo See Peng, commander of 6th Division Singapore Armed Forces presents Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander of U.S. Army Pacific a gift July 28, during Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXV held at Singapore during an ice breaker.

  • Asia-Pacific Army Chiefs participate in regional cooperation conferences

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference VII and Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXV opened July 27 and will run through Aug. 1 in Singapore.

  • USAG-HI opens new maneuver area at PTA

    Jul 25, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- U. S. Army Garrison-Hawaii opened portions of the Keamuku Maneuver Area, here, to local hunters, July 16-17.

  • New Counter-IED Trainer Saves lives through realistic training

    Jul 25, 2011

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- The Asia Pacific Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center recently added a mobile CIED trainer device to help Soldiers identify deadly roadside bombs during their deployments.

  • Medical professionals participate in Vietnam outreach mission

    Jul 25, 2011

    Personnel from 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) and Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center participated in the third Vietnam Bilateral Military Medical Outreach July 7-18. The continued Medical First Responder training, and subject matter expert exchange with Vietnamese Armed Forces personnel in order to enhance host country medical proficiency and further contribute to their medical readiness .

  • Active duty military and Hawaii National Guard personnel work together in Exercise Kokua

    Jul 22, 2011

    Active duty military and National Guard personnel came together as one as they worked through simulated disasters and emergency situations July 22, at Ford Island, Hawaii.

  • Shinseki: VA task force improves care of women vets

    Jul 20, 2011

    The newly formed VA Task Force on Women Veterans will go a long way in addressing key benefits gaps to female veterans, according to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

  • Chiarelli: 'Without energy, Army stands still and silent'

    Jul 20, 2011

    The second day of the first joint Army-Air Force Energy Forum became standing room only as they waited for leaders from the military and government to enter.

  • IED training during Talisman Sabre 2011 helps keep troops alive

    Jul 19, 2011

    Improvised explosive devices are dangerous to war fighters because insurgents are constantly adapting and modifying the way they are made and used.

  • USARPAC honors deputy commanding general with Flying "V" ceremony

    Jul 18, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Jeffery Underhill, commander of 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a Flying “V” ceremony to honor and welcome Brig. Gen. Robert F. Mathews, deputy commanding general at U.S. Army Pacific, July 18 at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Déjà vu? Familiar faces switch places during Garrison Change of Command

    Jul 18, 2011

    Members of the Fort Wainwright and Fairbanks North Star Borough communities celebrated a change of garrison command Friday, as well as a retirement ceremony for the outgoing commander, Col. Timothy A. Jones. Jones honors Soldiers fallen undis

  • Sharp bids farewell, Thurman assumes command in Korea

    Jul 14, 2011

    Gen. James D. Thurman assumed command of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea from Gen. Walter L. Sharp during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2011.

  • U.S. Army Alaska mountaineer assists in MIA recovery mission

    Jul 13, 2011

    The Joint Prisoners of War, Missing in Action Accounting Command often calls upon the Northern Warfare Training Center for assistance in their mission to achieve the fullest possible accounting of all Americans from the nation’s past conflicts.

  • Mission: Capture Army medical history

    Jul 12, 2011

    The AMEDD Center of History and Heritage sent a detachment of its newly created Special Medical Augmentation Response Team - Medical History, to Camp Zama, Japan, to collect interviews, digital imagery, and detailed records of events in connection with the U.S. military's assistance to Japan following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

  • Eighth Army welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jul 11, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A change of responsibility ceremony for the command sergeant major of Eighth Army was held here July 8.

  • Air defenders hold English class for ROK Air Force

    Jul 11, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Andy Kim could not be happier today.

  • Contingency Contracting Team provides support to Ayara Guardian 2011

    Jul 7, 2011

    Members of the 646th Contingency Contracting Team, Taegu, South Korea, provided contracting support May 22 through July 1 during Ayara Guardian 2011, a training exercise in the Pran Buri District of Thailand.

  • Using meds beyond 6-month dispense date forbidden

    Jul 6, 2011

    Soldiers who take their prescription medications six months after dispensation and pop positive on a urinalysis test could see their careers go down the toilet.

  • USARPAC, TAMC teach medical first responder course to save lives on battlefield

    Jul 6, 2011

    The words “Ek dol, Ek Juddho!” or “One Team, One Fight!” thundered from the mouths of more than 60 Bangladesh officers, nurses and soldiers during the recent graduation ceremony of the Medical First Responder Train-the-Trainer course, here, June 5-9.

  • Stevens takes command of Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific

    Jul 1, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii--Col. Edward J. Kertis relinquished his position as commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Pacific Ocean Division to Brig. Gen. Richard L. Stevens during a Change of Command ceremony June 30 at historic Palm Circle, here.

  • 4th of July Message from LTG Francis Wiercinski

    Jun 30, 2011

    The annual 4th of July holiday has traditionally been a day of parades and speeches from politicians. But it is also a day that that can be far more meaningful and remind us of our nation’s tradition of service and sacrifice.

  • Alaska Strykers bring hope to Afghan villagers

    Jun 30, 2011

    During a recent mission Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, and 25th Infantry Division came to the aid of the people of Daman district.

  • Love at first sight: an Army story

    Jun 30, 2011

    More than a decade after they met in training, Alaska-based husband and wife team serve together in Afghanistan.

  • Eagles soar above Sergeant Majors in softball game

    Jun 30, 2011

    Eagles beat the Sergeant Major's 15 to 13 during a softball game June 30 at the Aliamanu Military Reserve. The softball game was part of One Team Week activities. After the game both teams took time for a group photo.

  • Suwon Dining Facility wins Eighth Army award

    Jun 29, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Pfc. Erica Asbury always greets each and every one of her customers going through the chow line.

  • Overseas military mail delayed, missing due to customers misaddressing labels

    Jun 27, 2011

    Overseas military mail delayed Customers misaddressing mail

  • Knowing how to report a crime makes all the difference

    Jun 27, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Although all of us hope we never need the police, we should know how to reach them, when to report a crime and how to contact the police.

  • SMA talks sexual assault, downsizing in Iraq

    Jun 24, 2011

    The Army's senior most enlisted Soldier visited troops here, June 24, to discuss the future of the Army as well as ongoing changes that many Soldiers may face.

  • New Zealand leader visits NCO Academy during Pacific tour

    Jun 24, 2011

    New Zealand’s sergeant major of the army visited the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, June 14, in conjunction with a visit to Pacific Command and U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Sharp says alliance ready to counter provocations

    Jun 22, 2011

    During an address to the Association of the Republic of Korea Army at Koreana Hotel here June 20, 2011, the top U.S. military commander in Korea said the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance is ready to counter any provocations against South Korea.

  • Senate confirms Panetta as Defense Secretary

    Jun 22, 2011

    The U.S. Senate voted unanimously this evening to confirm Leon E. Panetta as the next Secretary of Defense.

  • USAG-HI to host realistic ATEX scenarios

    Jun 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will conduct its annual antiterrorism exercise, or ATEX, “Rapid Response 2011,” on Sills Field, here, June 23-24.

  • Guam Regional Hub Node complete, training begins

    Jun 21, 2011

    When the 311th Signal Command’s newly-completed Regional Hub Node here becomes operational, the reach of the Army network will truly become global. This was the source of excitement at the facility’s inauguration ceremony here June 10. The Guam RHN, the fourth to be built worldwide, was specifically designed to extend the Global Information Grid to deployed tactical organizations, providing them with immediate access to services critical to executing battlespace operations regardless of their location. The fixed platform, equipped with two antennae commonly used for satellite communications in remote locations, is scheduled to become operational in October.

  • Hawaii-based units celebrate Army's birthday, nation's strength

    Jun 21, 2011

    This year marks the 236th birthday of the U.S. Army, which was established June 14, 1775, to secure the nation's independence.

  • Personal choices help all drivers stay safe

    Jun 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Every year, safety professionals across the Army look at accident statistics to predict what trends are developing both on and off post.

  • Community leaders, senior government officials gather at PTA

    Jun 21, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- Big Island senior government officials and community leaders attended the Community Leaders Day, here, June 14.

  • Command Post Exercise provides invaluable, real-world training for US Indonesian Soldiers

    Jun 20, 2011

    In an effort to support stability and peacekeeping operations, U.S. and Indonesian Soldiers have combined their expertise and talents for an intense, nearly two-week, command post exercise as part of U.S. Army, Pacific’s Exercise Garuda Shield.

  • US, Indonesian Soldiers bond during Garuda Shield Sports Day

    Jun 20, 2011

  • Eighth Army holds U.S. Army Birthday Ball in Seoul

    Jun 20, 2011

    SEOUL - The U.S. Army Birthday Ball was held here at the Seoul Grand Hyatt Hotel June 10 to celebrate the Army's 236th birthday.

  • Fort Shafter CDC celebrates the Army’s 236th Birthday

    Jun 17, 2011

    The Fort Shafter Child Development Center took some time to recognize the Army’s 236th Birthday with a commemoration event, June 16. Both parents and children were invited to attend the Army Commemoration with music supplied by the 25th Infantry Divisions Configurations Jazz Combo.

  • US Soldiers share tactical knowledge with Indonesian Armed Forces

    Jun 16, 2011

    Improvised explosive devices are one of the most dangerous weapons Soldiers encounter during missions around the globe. Seasoned U.S. Soldiers are teaching Indonesian Soldiers to face that danger on their own terms.

  • Pacific Command recognizes US Army's 236th birthday

    Jun 16, 2011

    CAMP Smith, Hawaii - (From left to right) Armed Forces of the Philippines First Chief Master Sgt. Edilberto R. Lustre, Maj. Gen. Jose Tony E. Villarete, Brig. Gen. Charles W. Hooper, AFP Brig. Gen. Samuel Narbuada, Police Chief of Support Rex Dolino and Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa pose next to a sign celebrating the U.S. Army's 236th birthday June 14, at Pacific Command, Camp Smith.

  • Hawaiian Reservists strengthen U.S., Indonesian partnership through humanitarian mission

    Jun 15, 2011

    Hawaii-based U.S. Army Reservists have partnered with Indonesian soldiers to build a large community center and a public market as part of Exercise Garuda Shield.

  • USARPAC celebrates the Army's 236th Birthday

    Jun 15, 2011

    Despite repeated trials in an era of persistent conflict, the U.S. Army has emerged stronger and is considered a world-class organization that continues to build on its demonstrated successes, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific told those attending the Army birthday commemoration ball June 10.

  • Presidential Proclamation - Flag Day and National Flag Week

    Jun 14, 2011

    On June 14, 1777, the Second Constitutional Congress adopted a flag with thirteen stripes and thirteen stars to represent our Nation, one star for each of our founding colonies.

  • US Soldiers soak up Indonesian culture

    Jun 13, 2011

    Exercise Garuda Shield is a bilateral exercise designed to strengthen relations between U.S. and Indonesian Armed Forces. Throughout the exercise, the Soldiers will participate in a field training exercise, a command post exercise and a humanitarian civic action project. U.S. and Indonesian participants will further strengthen their personal relationships by competing in sporting events and enjoying cultural activities, such as culture day.

  • US, Indonesia partner for Exercise Garuda Shield 2011

    Jun 12, 2011

    BOGOR, Indonesia " Hundreds of United States and Indonesian Soldiers gathered to participate in the opening ceremony of an annual bilateral exercise, today, at the Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI-Indonesian Armed Forces) Engineer Training Center of Army Education and Training Command, Pusdikzi. Sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted by the Indonesian Armed Forces, Exercise Garuda Shield is the latest in a continuing series of rigorous, multi-faceted exercises designed to promote regional peace and security.

  • USARPAC NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jun 11, 2011

    Warrior Challenge is a U.S. Army, Pacific competition designed to find the best Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and Soldier in the Pacific. Over the five-day competition, Soldiers are tested on their Army knowledge, physical and mental stamina. At the end of the competition, points are tallied and the highest scoring NCO and Soldier are chosen as NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • Secretary of the Army, Honorable John McHugh visits Torii Station

    Jun 7, 2011

    Secretary of the Army, Honorable John McHugh visits Torii Station to learn more about quality of life issues that impact the Soldiers and their families. Approximately 50 spouses attended a community exchange meeting held at the Coral Cove on Monday, June 6th. Questions focused on issues relating to housing, deployments, the uniqueness of working with joint services and available medical assets on island.

  • Pacific Soldiers vie for top spot in “Warrior Challenge” competition

    Jun 7, 2011

    Six Non Commissioned Officers and five Soldiers representing the major U.S. Army Pacific commands gathered on Oahu this week to compete for the 2011 title of USARPAC’s NCO and Soldier of the Year June 6-10.

  • Secretary of the Army visits the Pacific

    Jun 5, 2011

    Honolulu - Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh met with leaders and Soldiers of U.S. Army Pacific and Hawaii as part of his tour of commands in the Pacific. In a press conference, he highlighted the Army's role in the Pacific. McHugh also meet with "Wounded Warriors at Tripler Army Medical Center during his visit.

  • Hawaii Chamber of Commerce hosts concert to honor service members

    Jun 1, 2011

    HONOLULU " The sounds of freedom reverberated throughout the historic Hawaii Theatre, as service members mustered for the 2011 Combined Military Band Concert, here, May 21.