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  • Research Lab in Thailand Uses Battlefield Medical Recording System

    Mar 26, 2010

    A military research lab in Thailand is using the deployed MHS medical recording system (MC4) to track occupational health records. LTC John McNally, deputy commander of the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS), cites improvement in record-keeping via MC4 as opposed to pen and paper, and suggests the system could be useful in larger research efforts, like the HIV study they just completed in coordination with Walter Reed Army Medical Center and others in the U.S.

  • Army signs covenant with native Hawaiians

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - Leaders from across Hawaii, representing various Native Hawaiian organizations, community groups, political and civil interests, joined Army leaders, here, March 24, to formally sign a Native Hawaiian Covenant.

  • Eat Up!: Feed the troops

    Mar 25, 2010

    LabTV: Michelle Richardson and other food scientists at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., ensure that the vitamins, minerals and calories in each ration meet the required levels in MREs for Soldiers.

  • Tropic Lightning Museum offers visitors personal Soldier histories

    Mar 23, 2010

    All 'taro leaf' veterans have stories to tell, as do the relics on display at the 25th Infantry Division's Tropic Lightning Museum at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Lt. Gen. Mixon Leads U.S. Delegation to India for Exercise Coordination

    Mar 22, 2010

    CHANDIGAHR, India -- Indian Army officials and U.S. Army leaders from U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), the Marine Forces Pacific and Special Operations Command Pacific, are meeting this week to coordinate bilateral training events for the next fiscal year. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, USARPAC, leads the 14-member U.S. delegation. The Executive Steering Group meets today and will conclude on March 26. Mixon took time from his schedule to visit a war memorial at the Indian Army Western Command Headquarters in Chandigahr to lay a wreath in honor of the fallen there.

  • Family advocacy manager named social worker of year

    Mar 19, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -Whoever said nice guys always finish last has never met Cole Weeks.

  • Honolulu Festival celebrates Pacific Rim cultural traditions

    Mar 19, 2010

    HONOLULU - With a world of possibilities at their fingertips, origami instructor Deb Pun Discoe and willing youngsters joined together at a cultural art booth inside the Hawaii Convention Center, March 12-14, working carefully but quickly to transform colorful pieces of paper into sculptures of animals and geometric shapes.

  • Increasing sexual assault awareness

    Mar 19, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and U.S. Army-Hawaii Garrison's Family Advocacy Program is raising awareness and seeking to prevent sexual violence through the use of special events and public education, here.

  • SFAC provides tools, refuge during recovery process

    Mar 19, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Soldier and Family Assistance Center or Na Kao Puuhonua, the Warrior Place of Refuge, is a one-stop shop for the Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and families here to fulfill their vital mission - to heal.

  • Company C, 2-159th Attack provides aerial eyes for ground troops near Syrian border

    Mar 17, 2010

    In the far reaches of northern Iraq, that team is Company C, 2-159th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Task Force Wings, 25th Infantry Division, who patrols more than 200 kilometers of open desert along the Iraqi-Syrian border from Contingency Operating Location Sykes, near Tal Afar, Iraq.

  • 'Longhorns' provide critical support services

    Mar 17, 2010

    The Soldiers of Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lightning Horse, are the forward support element for their task force. The "Longhorns" provide motor pool maintenance, food service support and run two Forward Arming and Re-fueling Points for more than 405 Soldiers and civilians.

  • NCO finds night vision enlightening

    Mar 17, 2010

    Deep in a large research facility tucked away in a secure corner of the base, scientists and engineers are working to see in the dark. The magic is made possible by technology and a team of smart individuals.

  • U.S. AND PHILIPPINE MEDICAL OPERATIONS DURING EXERCISE BALIKATAN 2010

    Mar 16, 2010

    Medical personnel from the U.S. and Philippines, conduct casualty evacuation training, and a Medical Civic Assistance Project (MEDCAP) during Exercise Balikatan 2010 in the Republic of the Philippines.

  • LTG Mixon's thoughts on Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Mar 15, 2010

    LTG Mixon shares his thoughts on Comprehensive Soldier Fitness in this short video

  • Locked up for Good: Sergeant Audie Murphy Club assists with local fundraiser

    Mar 15, 2010

    Soldiers representing the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, joined several of his peers to take on the task of apprehending charitable citizens of west Oahu for a fundraising event benefiting children afflicted with muscular dystrophy.

  • RCO-HI finds new home at Schofield locale

    Mar 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Regional Contracting Office-Hawaii celebrated the opening of its new office location with a traditional Hawaiian blessing, here, Feb. 26.

  • Behind the Scenes with the 412th TEC Culinary Team

    Mar 15, 2010

  • Soldiers inducted into Gallery of Heroes

    Mar 15, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - Elaine Kahoohanohano-Schultz and Jean Ho stood 10 feet apart from each other - in front of a pair of lei-adorned black-and-white photographs and in the shadows of dozens of flags - never having before met, but sharing so much in common.

  • Army upgrades communication techniques

    Mar 15, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - To "follow" and to "tweet" is now a good thing in the branch that gave the world leaders like MacArthur, Patton, Schwarzkopf and Powell.

  • BACH program simulates battlefield stress to help Soldiers return to duty

    Mar 15, 2010

    Soldiers in Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center (WRRC) participate in a session of the Return to Duty (RTD) program. In the RTD program, Soldiers practice combat skills under stress. In one exercise, Soldiers work quickly to dress a dummy's wounds in a simulated battlefield environment complete with loud explosions and screams blaring from loudspeakers and smoke pouring from fog machines. Many Fort Campbell Soldiers undergoing treatment for mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) have the opportunity to go through this functional assessment to prove to themselves and their medical care providers at the WRRC that they are ready to deploy with their units.

  • Covering Your Head Can Save Your Life

    Mar 12, 2010

    For an item weighing only three ounces, the Army's Light Weight Performance Hood (LPH) is a key piece of gear. It can save Soldiers from severe, disfiguring, even life-threatening burns to the face, ears, and neck.

  • World War II veterans honored by Hanks, Spielberg

    Mar 12, 2010

    About 250 veterans visited the National World War II Memorial for the first time Thursday and were honored by producers Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielberg in advance of their new HBO series, "The Pacific."

  • Engineer Soldier Awarded Silver Star

    Mar 12, 2010

    Sgt. Scott D. Brooks, 82nd Engineer Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions on June 25, 2007 where his bravery resulted in saving the lives of five Iraqi policemen and untold American Soldiers following a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device that struck the walls of Forward Operating Base Summerall in Iraq.

  • TF Diamondhead's Road Runners keep aviation 'wheels up'

    Mar 10, 2010

  • Soldiers read Seuss stories to students

    Mar 10, 2010

    About a dozen Soldiers served up green eggs and ham for breakfast to students and helped out with other school activities based on the famous Dr. Seuss story, March 2, then returned to Hale Kula, March 4, to read books from many authors in the classrooms.

  • The 56th Engineer Company, U.S. Army, Alaska and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines help

    Mar 8, 2010

    Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Army, 56th Engineer Company from Fort Richardson, Alaska are building the foundation of a new medical clinic in the town of Blauarte, Ilocos Province, Philippines in support of Balikatan 2010.

  • Engineer Civil Action Projects (ENCAP) taking place during Balikatan 2010

    Mar 8, 2010

    Balikatan 2010 is a bilateral exercise and security assistance program between the U.S. military and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

  • Senate resolution celebrates women in military

    Mar 5, 2010

    During the Joint Services Women's History Month Observance on Capitol Hill Thursday, a Senate Resolution to recognize the accomplishments of women in the military was presented and then accepted by a female wounded warrior.

  • Hundreds Celebrate New School Buildings Built by Filipino Contractors and U.S. Navy Seabees

    Mar 5, 2010

    LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines- Symbolizing a new beginning and the commitment to provide quality facilities for undergraduates in Lanao Del Sur, more than 500 educators, local residents and the U.S. and Philippine forces celebrated the dedication of two reconstructed school facilities at Lanao Agricultural College March 1.

  • Allied Cadets visit Warrior Country

    Mar 2, 2010

    Leaders and Soldiers of the 2ID welcomed Korean brothers-in-arms to Warrior Country for a tour a major Division facilities and equipment.

  • Do you know who your Facebook friends are'

    Mar 2, 2010

    A recent find in our social media communities has been the use of military support Facebook groups as the construction site for houses of adversary propaganda through violent, anti-American posts, videos and photos. What makes it scarier is friends and families have welcomed the invitation without looking at the pictures hanging on the walls or the violent movies playing on the television.

  • Gen. Weyand funeral service

    Mar 2, 2010

    Funeral service for retired Army Gen. Frederick C. Weyand, former Army Chief of Staff, in Honolulu, Feb. 26.

  • Alaska Airborne Sappers set for OEF deployment

    Mar 2, 2010

    The paratroopers of Fort Richardson, Alaska's 23rd Engineer Company (Airborne), 6th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade gear up for deployment to Afghanistan

  • 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.

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