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  • Army updates suicide-prevention guidance

    Dec 4, 2009

    The Army has updated its suicide-prevention guidance, including the Army Health Promotion regulation (AR 600-63), Army Suicide Prevention pamphlet (PAM 600-24) and FM 6-22.5, the Combat and Operational Stress Control Manual for Leaders and Soldiers.

  • Promotion to General Seen Across the World

    Dec 4, 2009

    Kelli Underhill, wife of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's (AAMDC) Commanding General, Brigadier General Jeffery (Jeff) L. Underhill first came up with the idea to do a live streaming webcast of her husband's promotion when she realized both of their children, Brandon, 23, and Britney, 21 would not be able to attend the ceremony. With Brandon working in Ironton, Ohio and Britney away at College, it would be close to impossible having them in Hawaii for the Wednesday ceremony. "Our children have always been at every one of his promotions," said Kelli Underhill. "I just wanted them to be part of it, even though they couldn't be here physically, and most importantly, I wanted him to have them here."

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Ready For Exercise With Japanese Counterparts

    Dec 4, 2009

    The New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division is conducting a command post exercise with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force's Northern Army's Second Division. The Soldiers arrived in Japan this week and the exercise will begin on Dec. 8.

  • 225th Brigade Support Battalion trains warriors to fight

    Dec 3, 2009

    225th Brigade Support Battalion trains warriors to fight

  • The Army's Newest Star

    Dec 3, 2009

    Col. Jeffery Underhill, commanding general, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), was promoted to Brigadier General, here, Dec. 2. During his remarks at the promotion ceremony, Underhill, an Ironton, Ohio native, sighted many positions in his career that allowed him to grow into a leader. One position in particular was serving as the aid-de-camp for former Chief of Staff of the Army and current Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Honorable Eric K. Shinseki.

  • Yama Sakura 57 combined operations/intelligence center takes shape

    Dec 3, 2009

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan (Dec. 3, 2009)- An aerial view of the combined operations/intelligence center, manned by the Northern Army of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the Contingency Command Post of United States Army, Pacific and I Corps Forward during the early stages of Exercise Yama Sakura 57. Since its inception in 1982, Yama Sakura has focused on the development and refinement of the JGSDF and U.S. Army, Japan efforts in the areas of bilateral planning, coordination and interoperability through training. (photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Gerardo DeAvila, 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Army spouse honored for community service

    Dec 3, 2009

    Army spouse honored for community service

  • 7th EDT tests diver skills

    Dec 3, 2009

    7th EDT tests diver skills

  • Camp Hitashi-Chitose Christmas Tree

    Dec 3, 2009

    A Christmas tree, adorned with more than 350 lights, sits near the front entrance of the camp...

  • Eagle Scout Helps Deployed Soldiers

    Dec 3, 2009

    When the Soldiers of the 558th Military Police Company held their deployment ceremony last August, they had no idea that one spectator in the crowd would play a big part in raising their morale months later. Toby Bledsoe, a Boy Scout with Troop 135 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, decided to make care packages for deployed Soldiers for his Eagle Scout project after witnessing his first deployment ceremony.

  • Afghanistan surge won't change plans to up dwell time

    Dec 3, 2009

    A 30,000 boots-on-the-ground increase in Afghanistan will not change the Army's plans to cut Stop Loss, stabilize deployment lengths or increase dwell time for Soldiers.

  • Army approves suicide-intervention training for leaders

    Dec 3, 2009

    The Army has approved two-day and five-day workshops for unit leaders on Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, known as ASIST.

  • Exercise Yama Sakura 57 reunites USARPAC Soldier with family in Japan

    Dec 3, 2009

    One United States Army, Pacific captain crossed boundaries of oceans and generations during Exercise Yama Sakura 57 when he walked into his uncle Masato Okudara's apartment in Tomokomai, Japan.

  • U.S., Japan to hold YAMA SAKURA 57 on Hokkaido, Japan

    Dec 2, 2009

    In the first training deployment for the Japan-based I Corps Forward, the U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC) and the Japan's Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) will conduct Yama Sakura 57 (YS57), a joint command post exercise (CPX) at Camp Higashi-Chitose, on Hokkaido, Japan Dec. 7-14.

  • New spray may help stop battlefield bleeding

    Dec 2, 2009

    Researchers are developing a new, sprayable liquid wound dressing that forms a tough hydrogel in seconds.

  • Partnerships key to Iraqi construction projects

    Dec 2, 2009

    There are many ongoing construction projects across the country as U.S. Forces support the re-establishment of infrastructure for the people of Iraq. Many times, partnership is the key to these projects reaching to completion.

  • Lightning Horse 'DART' hits the bulls' eye

    Dec 2, 2009

    Troop D, 2-6th Cavalry Regiment DART

  • U.S., Japan to hold 'Yama Sakura 57' on Hokkaido

    Dec 1, 2009

    The U.S. Army, Pacific and Japan's Ground Self Defense Force will conduct Yama Sakura 57, a joint command-post exercise, at Camp Higashi-Chitose, on Hokkaido, Japan Dec. 7-14.

  • AHFH opens clean energy community

    Nov 27, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Families of the Simpson Wisser neighborhood, here, were joined by state, city, business and community leaders to celebrate the opening of what could be the greenest neighborhood on a military installation, Nov.10.

  • Soldiers share stories about Army life through sanctioned blogs

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Col. Dianne Pannes is stationed at Schofield Barracks, but shares her stories about Army life with the world.

  • Lee Ann Womack slated to perform for returning warriors

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Country music singer Lee Ann Womack knows what it's like to spend a good portion of life away from family members.

  • USO hosts a Tropic Homecoming redeployment celebration at Sills Field

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The sound of music, laughter and camaraderie will fill the air around Sills Field, here, Nov. 19, as U.S. Army-Hawaii celebrates the return of its warrior heroes with "A Tropic Homecoming."

  • International exercise 'Forging Sabre' concludes at Sill

    Nov 25, 2009

    Fort Sill's total force training capability provided the right backdrop for more than 600 Singapore armed forces personnel who rehearsed their military capabilities here during Exercise Forging Sabre Nov. 1-24. Forging Sabre is an annual exercise held at locations throughout the world by Singapore, an island nation slightly smaller than the city of New York. Prior to coming to Fort Sill, Singapore held the exercise in Australia, Africa and Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.

  • Pilot program allows officers to switch career track

    Nov 24, 2009

    A new test program will allow some officers to transfer into a new branch or functional area.

  • Holiday Safety Message

    Nov 24, 2009

    Holiday Safety Message from LTG Benjamin R. Mixon and CSM Joseph Zettlemoyer, U.S. Army Pacific

  • It's easy to be thankful

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT MEYER, Va. - Chap. (Lt. Col.) Barry M. White manages the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Pentagram Chaplain's Corner. Multiple chaplains assigned in the national capital region contribute to the Chaplain's Corner each week. This week, he gave those chaplains a Thanksgiving break and filled in the Chaplain's Corner himself.

  • Tanker's wife wins 'Rising Star' singing contest

    Nov 24, 2009

    With her recently redeployed husband among those in the audience for the first time in the week-long competition, Lisa Pratt was named winner of the 2009 Operation Rising Star singing contest Nov. 20, on Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • American Legion launches new Web site--new look, content

    Nov 24, 2009

    America's largest veterans service organization has launched a new Web site, bulging with new content and featuring a completely redesigned look. American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill said the new Web site, "is a tremendous addition to our online presence. It's more informative, better-looking, and easier to navigate than our previous site. I encourage Legionnaires to visit www.legion.org and explore the wealth of content in its pages."

  • Former NFL player considers Soldiers his third family

    Nov 24, 2009

    No movie has been made of Otis Sistrunk's life, although he has acted in a few, including "Car Wash," a 1976 comedy produced by Universal Pictures.

  • Mullen: Guard should not return to how things were before 2001

    Nov 23, 2009

    As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan change over the next few years, the Guard should not be allowed to revert to being simply a strategic reserve, said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • 'Super Sapper' Competition Tests Engineers in Hawaii

    Nov 22, 2009

    The sapper community on Hawaii witnessed a new milestone on the island when Soldiers from the 34th Sapper Company held their first annual Super Sapper Competition to test the physical ability of new Soldiers Nov. 4 on Schofield Barracks.

  • 8th TSC Commanding General Pins on Second Star

    Nov 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Nov. 16, 2009) -- Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pinned on his second star during a promotion ceremony held on Fort Shafter. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, presided over the promotion ceremony. Maj. Gen. Terry's wife, Cathy, and childhood friend, Maj. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, commanding general, U.S. Army, Japan, had the honor of pinning the stars on Terry's dress green uniform. Terry's two sons took part by putting the two-star shoulder boards on his Class A shirt.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion Soldiers Return From Iraq

    Nov 22, 2009

    Families, friends and loved ones welcomed home more than 250 Soldiers from the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, during a redeployment ceremony, Nov. 2, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

  • Philippine Army Commanding General visits USARPAC

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, commanding general, Philippine Army, meets Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, United States Army, Pacific during a visit to USARPAC here Nov. 20. Bangit spent one day visiting the U.S. Army, including a scheduled trip to the Battle Command Training Center and the NCO Academy on Schofield Barracks.

  • 715th MI Bn Soldier awarded Soldier's Medal

    Nov 19, 2009

    Kunia, Hawaii- Private First Class Samuel Najac, 715th Military Intelligence Battalion (Right) is awarded the Soldier's Medal by Command Sergeant Major Gerardus Wykoff, Command Sergeant Major of the Military Intelligence Corps (Middle). Najac ignored is own injures after a head on collision and rescued a fellow Soldier from his burning vehicle December 20, 2008. Command Sergeant Major Dan McCraw, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, is seen on the left.

  • Singaporean air, ground forces train on Fort Sill ranges with U.S. Soldiers

    Nov 19, 2009

    Singaporean air force jets and attack helicopters made their last integrated live fire passes near Fort Sill's Thompson Tower on Tuesday to finish this year's Forging Sabre exercise.

  • Registration changes for Civilian Education System

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th-quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • A salute to returning warriors

    Nov 17, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - When it came time to ease into retirement last year, following nearly three decades in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Tom Bookman discovered what many veterans learned long ago.

  • Waianae community honors Veterans

    Nov 17, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - The Waianae Military Civilian Advisory Council (WMCAC) honored veterans and service members during its 28th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Hoolaulea (Hawaiian party), here, Nov. 7.

  • Suicide numbers may top 2008, but progress being made

    Nov 17, 2009

    The suicide rate among Soldiers serving on active duty in 2009 is expected to exceed that of 2008 -- a statistic the Army doesn't take lightly, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli.

  • To Support and Defend

    Nov 16, 2009

    Newly promoted, Chief Warrant Officer Timothy Watson, senior intelligence technician, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, recites his oath to service as a warrant officer in the U.S. Army at the historic Pacific Air Force Headquarters, here, 16 Nov.

  • To Support and Defend

    Nov 16, 2009

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii- Newly promoted, Chief Warrant Officer Timothy Watson, senior intelligence technician, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, recites his oath to service as a warrant officer in the U.S. Army at the historic Pacific Air Force Headquarters, here, 16 Nov.

  • Shafter Students Celebrate Hawaiian Arbor Day

    Nov 16, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Nov. 10, 2009) - The playground was full of laughter and smiling faces. But today was no normal recess. It was a celebration of trees as students from Shafter Elementary School and Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army, Pacific, planted 15 trees at the school to celebrate Arbor Day in Hawaii.

  • Island Paradise at the Forefront of Missile Defense

    Nov 16, 2009

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC) is in the process of standing up a fully functional Missile Defense Task Force for the Pacific Region on the island of Guam, greatly enhancing its ability for a rapid response to any missile threat in the area of responsibility (AOR). The current plan has the 94th AAMDC standing up a Missile Defense Task Force consisting of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Missile (THAAD) Battery, a PAC-3 Patriot Missile Battery, and a Stinger Missile "SLAMRAAM" Battery, providing a full spectrum of missile defense against any threat in the region.

  • Study finds morale, mental health better in Iraq than Afghanistan

    Nov 13, 2009

    While the mental health and morale of Soldiers in Iraq is improving, according to the latest study, more behavioral-health providers are needed in Afghanistan.

  • Commentary: Quit during Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Soldiers face stresses unique to their occupation. Time away from home, deployments and heavy workloads cause Soldiers to feel substantial work-related stress.

  • Smoking increases risk of impotence

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Commentary: Quit during Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Great American Smokeout Nov. 19 may be for you, if improving health and saving money interests you.

  • AER offers college aid for military children, spouses

    Nov 13, 2009

  • First Advanced Course of the fiscal year graduates

    Nov 12, 2009

  • President honors veterans: 'We are forever grateful'

    Nov 11, 2009

    "America will not let you down," President Barack Obama told veterans Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery, emphasizing the message he wanted all to know is "we will take care of our own."

  • People's Liberation Army delegation visits Schofield

    Nov 10, 2009

    Admiral Robert F. Willard, commander, United States Pacific Command, escorts People's Republic of China General Xu, vice chairman of the People's Liberation Army Central Military Commission.

  • USARPAC CG talks safety after quarterly 'One Team' run

    Nov 10, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -It was still dark when United States Army, Pacific Soldiers recognized fallen comrades at Fort Hood, Texas with a moment of silence before the "One Team Warrior Run" during the early morning hours of Nov. 10. As the Hawaii sun began to light up historic Palm Circle, Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, United States Army, Pacific, began the quarterly four-mile esprit de corps run around Fort Shafter.

  • Soldier completes 100-mile walk

    Nov 10, 2009

    Lt. Col. Jack Usrey celebrated the one-year anniversary of his double-knee replacement surgery by finishing a 100-mile trek that spanned 67 hours and 15 minutes.

  • 728th MP Battalion learns ins, outs of forensics field work

    Nov 10, 2009

  • Super Sapper Competition puts Engineers to the test

    Nov 10, 2009

  • Veterans Day Run

    Nov 10, 2009

    Veterans Day Run Video

  • Influenza Informational Video from LTG Mixon

    Nov 6, 2009

    LTG Benjamin Mixon provides guidance on protecting yourself from influenza.

  • Army sets 'moment of silence' for Fort Hood shooting victims

    Nov 6, 2009

    An Army-wide moment of silence has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. central standard time today in honor of the Fort Hood victims, family members and loved ones affected by the shooting 24 hours ago.

  • 25th Infantry Division Soldiers Redeploy From Iraq

    Nov 5, 2009

    More than 40 Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division were welcomed home to Hawaii during a redeployment ceremony on Wheeler Army Airfield Nov. 5. The return of the Commanding General and Command Sgt. Maj. signaled the end of the 12-month deployment to Iraq for the division.

  • "Yudh Abhyas 09"

    Nov 5, 2009

    The Web Special was created by the Defense Military Activity, using images, stories and videos by Mr. Fred Baker, III. Baker embedded with the 2nd Cavalry, 14th Stryker Regiment for a portion of the exercise. The Web Special features his work.

  • Walmart among 8 new firms partnering to hire Army spouses

    Nov 5, 2009

    Eight more organizations, including Walmart, joined forces last month with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership.

  • Army launches technology blog

    Nov 5, 2009

  • Social media drives one-man public affairs office

    Nov 5, 2009

    Commanders frequently insist on shouting a message "from the mountaintop," but one technologically savvy Army officer heading a brigade Public Affairs organization in Korea took his information even higher in early fall. Maj. Mike Nicholson, a Public Affairs officer serving with the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, ventured into cyberspace in his quest to deliver his organization's message in a unique way.

  • Suicide awareness guide now available for leaders

    Nov 4, 2009

    The Army's newest guide book is small enough to fit in a pocket, but big enough to save lives, according to officials.

  • Strykehorse Battalion visits Taj Mahal

    Nov 3, 2009

    AGRA, India (Nov. 1, 2009) -Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 14th Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division made a memorable pit stop at one of the seven wonders of the world while traveling home from Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09, an annual bilateral field training exercise between the Indian and U.S. Army.

  • 8th MPs return from Iraq

    Nov 3, 2009

  • 7th EDT helps restore reef off Kwajalein Atoll

    Nov 3, 2009

  • 45th SB NCO named 8th TSC career counselor of the year for 2009

    Nov 3, 2009

  • Air assault mission joins U.S. forces from Hawaii, Kansas, Iraq

    Nov 3, 2009

    Task Force Diamond Head partners with Iraqi commandos for air assault mission

  • Sappers make a difference at museum

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers and family members volunteered to make a difference, Oct. 24, at the Tropic Lightning Museum, here.

  • FMWR-Hawaii marketing receives quality of life award for communication excellence

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. ArmyAca,!E+Garrison-Hawaii's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) Marketing Department captured the Secretary of the Army's Quality of Life Award for communications excellence, contributing to FMWR's award-filled October.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu joins military in Hawaii to provide activities during Furlough Fridays

    Nov 3, 2009

    FOSTER VILLAGE, Hawaii - Representatives from U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu (USAG-Oahu) recently joined forces with other military service branches, hoping their combined efforts would yield answers to the question on many parents' minds these days: "What are we going to do with the children when teachers go on furlough'"

  • Furlough activity, service alternatives are available for students

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Furlough Fridays" are fast approaching, and many parents are concerned and are inquiring about services for their child(ren).

  • Energy conservation requires a change in your perspective

    Nov 3, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Often when people hear the word "conservation," they think, "What do I have to give up'

  • PACOM hosts furlough discussion

    Nov 2, 2009

    CAMP SMITH, Hawaii - The furlough of public school teachers has the potential to displace as many as 14,000 military students attending Hawaii public schools for 17 or 21 furlough days for the 10- or 12-month school year.

  • Army always seeking improvements to combat uniform

    Oct 30, 2009

    Nothing says pride like a Soldier in uniform. Today's Soldier has much to be proud of in the current Army Combat Uniform, but the Army is always looking for way to make it better and more well-suited to the needs of the Soldier.

  • Scientists from India collaborate on Army energy challenges

    Oct 29, 2009

    Scientists, engineers and professors from the United States and India recently met to find ways to solve the critical power and energy challenges faced by both nations.

  • Silver Star for Vietnam PaddyRat

    Oct 29, 2009

    Brig. Gen. (Ret.) John W. Nicholson received a Silver Star for heroism during time as military advisor to Vietnamese Army Civil Guard/Self Defense Corps in December 1963 at a ceremony at Conmy Hall, Fort Myer, Va., Oct. 28, 2009, 46 years after he led the remnants of the unit he was advising back to the scene of an eight hour fire fight and rescued 14 wounded ARVN Soldiers, retreating with them while under attack through the night to the field command post. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John Cushman pinned on the medal he had recommended years earlier and thought had been awarded in a Military District of Washington Special Review hosted by Brig. Gen. (P) Karl R. Horst.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill: eligibility, entitlements, applying

    Oct 28, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Learn how to apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Understand your eligibility, entitlements.

  • First mechanized Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09 concludes

    Oct 27, 2009

    CAMP BUNDELA, India (Oct. 27, 2009)- Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09, an annual bilateral battalion-level field training exercise between the Indian and U.S. Armies, and the largest deployment of Strykers outside of Iraq and Afghanistan for Pacific Rim Forces, concluded with a ceremony at the Babina Indian Army base, Oct. 27.

  • H1N1 INFO (TAMC)

    Oct 27, 2009

  • Motorcycle mentorship invigorates motorcycle safety

    Oct 26, 2009

    A story on the 8th TSC motorcycle mentorship program.

  • H1N1 Informational Video from Tripler Army Medical Center

    Oct 26, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Steve Jones and Col Michael Sigmon provide staff and beneficiaries of current influenza information and preventative measures

  • Indian Army Soldiers fire Javelin for first time

    Oct 26, 2009

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers train with Indian army aviators at YA 09

    Oct 26, 2009

  • Exercise launches first Javelin missile in India

    Oct 26, 2009

    Indian Army troops clamored to learn about the system as the first Javelin missile was launched in India, Oct. 23, by 25th Infantry Division Soldiers as part of Yudh Abhyas 09.

  • Bilateral exercise strengthens bonds between Indian, U.S. Soldiers

    Oct 26, 2009

    Despite a diversity of equipment and missions, Indian and U.S. Army Soldiers found common ground while training together during Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09, an annual bilateral multi-echelon battalion level exercise with a focus on peacekeeping operations.

  • Combined Arms live fire during Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09 in India

    Oct 26, 2009

    Combined Arms live fire during Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09 in India

  • Soldiers commemorate Alaska history

    Oct 26, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers take part in Alaska Day, marking the 1867 transfer of the Alaska territory from Russia to the United States.

  • Indian and U.S. Army conduct joint MEDEVAC training at YA 09

    Oct 22, 2009

    Indian and U.S. Army conduct joint MEDEVAC training at YA 09

  • U.S. Forces Invite Iraqis to Health Fair

    Oct 22, 2009

    U.S. Forces invite Iraqi Security Forces to participate in a health fair at Contingency Operating Base Speicher in northern Iraq, which offered educational activities and short seminars to improve the basic medical knowledge of Iraqis in the area, Oct. 16.

  • Indian army division leads IED workshop during Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09

    Oct 21, 2009

    CAMP BUNDELA, India (Oct. 15, 2009) - The Indian army's 31st Armor Division led an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) workshop and a demonstration that familiarized its personnel and 2nd squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division's personnel with different types of IEDs and equipment to counter IEDs during Exercise Yudh Abhyas here Oct. 19.

  • Army to delink distributed Learning from resident phase in Civilian Education System courses

    Oct 20, 2009

    Employees enrolling in a Civilian Education System course in the 3rd and 4th quarters of FY10 will notice a major change in the application process.

  • 'Strykehorse' Soldiers get young visitors during YA09

    Oct 20, 2009

    CAMP BUNDELA, India (Oct. 17, 2009) - Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, familiarizes family members of Soldiers assigned to the Indian Army's 31st Armored Division, with the Stryker vehicle during their visit to Camp Bundela during Exercise Yudh Abhyas in Babina India, Oct. 17. YA09 is a bilateral exercise involving the Armies of India and the United States. The primary goal of the exercise is to develop and expand upon the relationship between the Indian and U.S. Army.

  • Arctic Warriors share Alaska experiences at AUSA

    Oct 20, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska NCOs talk about working and training in the Last Frontier at the U.S. Army Pacific booth at the annual Association of the United States Army Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

  • Paratroopers awarded Purple Heart

    Oct 19, 2009

    Paratroopers, Staff Sgt. Whitney Bernson, Sgt. David Vogel and Spc. William Oligher from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, received the Purple Heart medal from Maj. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division in a ceremony Sept. 23 on Forward Operating Base Salerno located in the Khost Province of eastern Afghanistan for injuries they received when their vehicle was stuck by an improvised explosive device in March 2009.

  • A Helping Hand

    Oct 19, 2009

    Cpl. Matthew Pumphrey, a combat medic for Company C, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, gives Pfc. Ross Miller an IV after he was injured by shrapnel in a fire fight in the Bermel District of the Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan Sept. 22

  • On Patrol: 4-25 BCT NCOs lead the way

    Oct 19, 2009

    Noncommissioned Officers lead paratroopers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, as they conduct foot patrols throughout eastern Afghanistan in the Khost, Paktia and Paktika provinces. The Alaska-based airborne brigade patrols an area roughly the size of the state of Maryland, protecting civilians and helping develop the local economy in those provinces.

  • Prayer luncheon spotlights spiritual fitness

    Oct 19, 2009

    Soldiers, civilians and other attendees were asked to consider their purpose in life and to focus on maintaining a healthy life balance at the final Task Force Lightning Prayer Luncheon, sponsored by the 25th Infantry Division and hosted by the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, at the South Dining Facility, Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Oct. 11.

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