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  • 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.

  • Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

    Jun 1, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families brought two shows, here, May 21, and one to Aliamanu Military Reservation, May 25, to help military parents and children talk, listen and connect with familiar characters and important issues.

  • Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2011

    May 27, 2011

    For over two centuries, brave men and women have laid down their lives in defense of our great Nation. These heroes have made the ultimate sacrifice so we may uphold the ideals we all cherish. On this Memorial Day, we honor the generations of Americans who have fought and died to defend our freedom.

  • 8th TSC Commanding General visits 65th Engineers at PTA

    May 26, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commander, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, and members of his command team, visited more than 300 Soldiers, here, May 10, during their field training exercise.

  • RCAF, US Army engineers build school in Cambodia during Angkor Sentinel

    May 19, 2011

    Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and U.S. Army engineers continue construction of a new school in Taing Sia Village, Kampong Speu Province May 16, as part of the Engineer Civic Action Projects of exercise Angkor Sentinel 11.

  • Angkor Sentinel officially begins with opening ceremony

    May 19, 2011

    Angkor Sentinel 2011 officially began with an opening ceremony May 18, 2011, at the Training School for Multi-National Peace Keeping Forces, Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia.

  • 25th ID spouses get spiritually fit

    May 17, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - An evening of prayer and laughter filled the Post Conference Room, here, during a spiritual dinner for spouses of deployed Soldiers, May 4.

  • Learning techniques to make an impact

    May 17, 2011

    The only construction effects engineer assets in all of the U.S. Army-Pacific can be found in the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, here. As the 84th Eng. Bn. conducts missions across the Pacific theater of operations, it is frequently split to allow for a maximum outcome while assisting with multi-force and multi-national missions.

  • Hawaii Reserve Soldiers leave their mark on Golden Mariner

    May 17, 2011

    When civilian workers went on strike due to a labor dispute, Hawaii-based U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 302nd Transportation Terminal Battalion, 9th Mission Support Command, took the lead at Exercise Golden Mariner, here, April 1-May 6.

  • USARPAC holds retirement ceremony for deputy commander

    May 13, 2011

    A retirement ceremony for Brig. Gen. John E. Seward, deputy commander for United States Army Pacific, was held May 13 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commander of 8th Theater Sustainment Command was the presiding officer during the ceremony.

  • Signaleers find solidarity in 311th Best Warrior competition

    May 13, 2011

    Soldiers and non-commissioned officers from the 311th Signal Command (Theater) found solidarity with one another during the 2001 311th Best Warrior competition in Hawaii. Competitors traveled from throughout the Pacific only to find common ground with one another during the week of challenges.

  • Army Reservists provide invaluable support to Operation Arctic Care

    May 12, 2011

    A small team of six U.S. Army Reservists with the 9th Mission Support Command's 297th Engineer Company was tasked with a large mission in support of Operation Arctic Care 2011 - to provide the only mode of transportation to remote villages in the Tok sub-region of Alaska.

  • Chief of the Army Reserve visits 9th MSC Soldiers and families in Alaska

    May 12, 2011

    The Chief of the Army Reserve, joined by his wife, met with local Army Reservists and family members of the 9th Mission Support Command at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, here, April 30-May 1.

  • Soldiers return to Okinawa from relief mission

    May 12, 2011

    Soldiers returned to Okinawa, Japan on May 4, after spending six weeks assisting the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force in relief efforts. Approximately 200 Soldiers formed the Joint Logistics Task Force 10 comprised of Soldiers from the 10th Support Group, 35th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 1-1 Air Defense Battalion, 83rd Ordnance Battalion, and 505th Quartermaster Battalion and 1-1 Special Forces. Col. Lance R. Koenig, commander of 10th Support Group explained to Family members, friends and colleagues about the significance of their endeavors and their unwavering commitment and dedication to help those affected by this tragedy.

  • US, India conduct an executive steering group

    May 10, 2011

    Senior leaders and planners from the Indian Army, U.S. Army Pacific, Marine Forces Pacific, Special Operations Command, and the Department of the Army, met in Honolulu to discuss future bilateral engagements between the two countries during the 15th Executive Steering Group May 2-4.

  • Soldiers Conduct Convoy Live Fire Exercise

    May 10, 2011

    The 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 501st Special Troops Battalion and elements of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command participated in a convoy life fire exercise, or CLFX, at Nightmare Range, South Korea May 4, 2011.

  • Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference held in Sydney

    May 6, 2011

    Sydney-The U.S. Army, Pacific and the Australian Defence Force are sponsored the 21st Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference, May 2-6, 2011 at the Sydney Hilton. The theme of the conference was "One Team: Partnerships, Joint Medical Operations and Wounded Warrior Care. APMMC is conducted by United States Army Pacific and USPACOM in support of the Commander's Theater Security Cooperation Program. The audience was composed of military health professionals from 24 countries. APMMC provides a forum for U.S. military health-care providers to discuss with allied countries in the Asia Pacific region topics, issues, and concerns of military medical significance.

  • Language Institute fills communication gap during Operation Tomodachi

    May 5, 2011

    Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center graduates put their language training to good use in support of Operation Tomodachi after the recent disaster in Japan.

  • Construction battalion provides engineer assistance in Cambodia

    May 4, 2011

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, constructs new three-room schoolhouse and renovates health clinic Additional task include investigating possible repair of inoperable wells in area as time, budget and conditions permit as part of Exercise Angkor Sentinel. Angkor Sentinel is a continuation of ongoing U.S. Army efforts co-sponsored by the U.S. Military and Royal Cambodian Army. The exercise for will include planning and executing a battalion level command post exercise, constructing engineer civic action projects and executing a medical civic action project. The exercise will also provide the venue for assistance and training to the Cambodian military, and support U.S. and Cambodian security objectives.

  • Families of 2 fallen Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    May 2, 2011

    Representatives from the families of two Soldiers -- Pfc. Anthony Kahoohanohano and Pfc. Henry Svehla, who gave their lives for their comrades in Korea -- proudly received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House, May 2, 2011.

  • Engineers honor former Soldier in a memorial during Balikatan 2011

    Apr 28, 2011

    Three 643rd Engineer Company Soldiers were called upon to help in remembering a fallen veteran. The Soldiers were requested to participate in the flag presentation and memorial of Arturo H. Ebalo, from Candelaria, Zambales, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

  • Soldiers teach class at cultural exchange

    Apr 28, 2011

    Cultural Exchange by U.S. Army Soldiers

  • US Army Pacific welcomes Malaysian Army chief of staff

    Apr 27, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific held a welcome ceremony for Gen. Dato' Sri Zulkifeli Bin Mohd Zin, Chief of Army, Malaysia, April 25 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Lt. Gen. Francis R. Wiercinski, USARPAC commander, escorted Zulkifeli during the ceremony and office call. Zulkifeli's visit strengthens military ties between the United States and Malaysia and Army relations between U.S. Army Pacific and the Malaysian Army.

  • 9th MSC announces Best Warriors of the Pacific

    Apr 25, 2011

    The U.S. Army Reserve's 9th Mission Support Command announced the winners of the 2011 Army Reserve-Pacific Best Warrior Competition in an awards ceremony here, today. Sgt. Gerald Manansala, an interior electrician for the 797th Engineer Company in Barrigada, Guam, and Spc. Jessica Storch, a medic with the 1984th U.S. Army Hospital in Fairbanks, Alaska, were announced the 9th MSC's "best warriors," earning the titles of noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the year, respectively.

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt graduation

    Apr 25, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Francis R. Wiercinski, Commander, U.S. Army Pacific presided over the graduation of 16 Black Belt candidates April 22 at Shafter Flats, Hawaii. Black Belt training is a four-week course that trains the candidates in Lean Six Sigma practices, principles and tools to improve quality, speed up processes, reduce cost and enhance capability. Wiercinski made graduation remarks, presented completion of training certificates, and took a photo with each graduate. In his graduation remarks Wiercinski cited the important role each Black Belt would play in the coming year in helping to realize efficiencies for their organizations. He also thanked the instructors for the four weeks of teaching, coaching, and mentoring of the candidates.

  • Army Reserve-Pacific kicks off Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 22, 2011

    Nine of the top U.S. Army Reservists from across the Pacific gathered to compete in the 9th Mission Support Command's regional Best Warrior Competition, which kicked April 20.

  • Remote Alaska students visit paratroopers

    Apr 21, 2011

    Middle-schoolers from a remote coastal Alaska community spend a day with U.S. Army Alaska paratroopers.

  • Bagpiper NCO honors fallen comrades

    Apr 21, 2011

    The haunting wail of the bagpipes dignifies Army memorial ceremonies at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, thanks to the talent and efforts of one Soldier.

  • Expert infantrymen forged in Alaska

    Apr 21, 2011

    Paratroopers earn the Expert Infantryman Badge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • U.S. Army Alaska names NCO, Soldier of the year

    Apr 20, 2011

    Soldiers and noncommissioned officers vie for the titles of NCO and Soldier of the Year during the USARAK Warrior Challenge Competition April 11-15 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Annual Earth Day event shows how to sustain the environment

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - The free, family-friendly fourth annual Earth Day Festival is set for 1-4 p.m., at Sills Field, here, April 20.

  • OHA trustee gives overview of Hawaii's cultural history

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On cue, audience members arose from their dinner tables, turned to their neighbors, embraced them and greeted them with, "aloha."

  • Explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers and Filipino counterparts share knowledge

    Apr 15, 2011

    U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers and their Filipino counterparts shared knowledge and information on EOD tactics and procedures during Balikatan 2011 in the Philippines April 5-15.

  • Army Family Child Care offers options

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - What's the next best thing to being able to stay home with your little ones'

  • USARPAC Contingency Command Post conducts certification exercise

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Contingency Command Post consists of more than ninety personnel with the specific skills to provide a USARPAC forward command post capability, specifically focusing on small scale contingencies such as supporting humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and peace operations. The CCP can tailor personnel and equipment to fit the mission with a team as small as nine, to as many as more than one hundred twenty persons in augmenting forces.

  • US, AFP forces close Balikatan 2011 exercise in Philippines

    Apr 15, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific commander, and Armed Forces of the Philippines Army Rear Adm. Victor Emmanuel Martir, retired the Balikatan 2011 colors during the closing ceremonies April 15 for the bilateral training event at Camp Aguinaldo, Philippines. Wiercinski and Martir were exercise directors for the event. "We have learned a lot from this training," said Martir. "We have tested our capabilities and increased them. Many smiles have been painted on the faces in the community. This is the very essence of what Balikatan is all about." Balikatan, which means "shoulder-to-shoulder" in Tagalog, the official language of the Philippines, is a joint exercise between U.S. and Philippines armed forces during which combat and humanitarian capabilities between the countries are reinforced.

  • Live fire demo for Philippine President

    Apr 14, 2011

    U.S. Marines and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines performed before a special guest as they conducted a combined live-fire demonstration at Fort Magsaysay, April 13 as part of Exercise Balikatan 2011.

  • First in, last out for logistics task force supporting Balikatan 2011

    Apr 14, 2011

    The logistics task force set up operations in early February to start the necessary contracts needed to get the life support in place by the time the exercise participants arrived in April. Those contracts made it possible to conduct Balikatan 2011 from six different locations across the northern region of the Philippines.

  • US, Philippine forces build classrooms, friendships

    Apr 13, 2011

    Engineers from the U.S. and Philippine armed forces put finishing touches on new classrooms April 8 at the Pedro L. Quines Elementary School. The classrooms were built during a Balikatan 2011 community assistance project.

  • Apache Troop learns hand-to-hand combat at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines

    Apr 13, 2011

    Armed Forces of the Philippines soldiers train Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers based at Camp Hovey, South Korea on the art of hand-to-hand combat April 7 at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines as part of Balikatan 2011. This is the 27th exercise in the Balikatan series and serves as opportunity for bilateral training that is vital to maintaining readiness capabilities for both the U.S. and AFP. The exercise runs from April 5-15 in various places in the Philippines.

  • Canadian, U.S. paratroopers trade wings

    Apr 13, 2011

    Canadian and U.S. paratroopers exchange airborne badges in Alaska.

  • Range preps paratroopers for combat firing

    Apr 13, 2011

    Fighting a machine-gun heartbeat and labored breathing, the paratrooper peered through his optic. The reticle jumped and wagged.

  • Low-tech methods give useful intel on enemy fire

    Apr 13, 2011

    Much can be gleaned from analyzing the crater made by an enemy mortar, field artillery cannon or rocket launcher.

  • Engineers assess Micronesia hospital repair

    Apr 13, 2011

    A team of Soldiers from the 6th Engineer Battalion based here traveled to the Federated States of Micronesia in early April to perform an engineer assessment of a state hospital in the Pacific island nation.

  • Alaska paratrooper awarded for Afghanistan valor

    Apr 13, 2011

    An U.S. Army Alaska paratrooper is recognized for his decisive actions and leadership in Afghanistan fire fight.

  • US, Philippine servicemembers conduct medical exchange during Balikatan 2011

    Apr 13, 2011

    Members of the U.S. Army Pacific surgeon's cell and those with the Armed Forces of the Philippines Nurse Corps worked together over five days to exchange the latest medical practices during Balikatan 2011.

  • US Marines conduct training with Filipino forces during Balikatan 2011

    Apr 13, 2011

    The exhilarating live-fire training between U.S. Marines from Combat Logistic Battalion 4 and Armed Forces Philippine forces was conducted April 8 as part of Balikatan 2011, an annual joint military exercise between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

  • Logistics Soldiers keep Balikatan moving

    Apr 13, 2011

    It's said that in military operations the line between disorder and order lies in logistics. If that's true, credit members of the 45th Sustainment Brigade and 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, provided logistical support for Balikatan 2011 from April 5-15, and helped ensure things stayed on track.

  • Food service specialists join forces to feed troops in Philippines

    Apr 13, 2011

    Joint service food specialists prepare meals everyday for the U.S. Armed Forces attending exercise Balikatan 2011

  • President to award posthumous Medals of Honor for Korea

    Apr 13, 2011

    The White House announced Wednesday evening that the president will present the nation's highest award for valor to the families of two Korean War heroes.

  • Philippine president attends joint military demonstration during Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    President of the Republic of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III and Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, attended a joint military demonstration April 13 involving the armed forces of the U.S. and Philippines at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines. The demonstration is part of Balikatan 2011, an annual joint military exercise between the U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines. USARPAC directs Balikatan side-by-side with the Armed Forces of the Philippines to develop interoperability and cooperation. The exercise hones the armed forces' ability to quickly provide relief and assistance in the event of a natural disaster or other crises that threaten public safety and health.

  • U.S., South Korea prepared to deter aggression

    Apr 12, 2011

    The South Korean and U.S. militaries are well prepared to defend South Korea should North Korean provocations continue, the top U.S. military commander posted in the region told Congress today.

  • Guam Soldiers team up to hone combat life saver skills at Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the Guam National Guard worked shoulder-to-shoulder with U.S. Navy corpsmen to teach Combat Life Saver techniques to members of the Armed Forces Philippines April 8 as a part of Balikatan 2011.

  • Forces find gift of giving 'humbling' during Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    United States servicemembers joined members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in making donations to four villages in the Tarlac region of the Philippines, April 8, as a matter of good will during exercise Balikatan 2011.

  • 2nd ID commander visits Soldiers in Philippines

    Apr 12, 2011

    PAMPANGA, Philippines - Second Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker visited troops from the division's 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment participating in Balikatan 2011 in the Republic of the Philippines.

  • US, Philippine forces train military working dogs during Balikatan

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. servicemembers exchanged K-9 training methods with troops from the Armed Force of the Philippines April 7 during exercise Balikatan 2011, an annual training and humanitarian assistance exercise between the U.S. and Philippines being held April 5-15.

  • U.S. military remains ready to help Japan

    Apr 11, 2011

    The U.S. military remains ready to help Japan, even as it has repositioned many assets since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake marked a chain of disasters there one month ago, military officials said.

  • Cobra blood a winning recipe for survival training at Balikatan

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. Soldiers and Marines conducted jungle survival training April 6, as part of Balikatan 2011 in the Philippines, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

  • Joint weapons training at Clark Field

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. Marines from Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, familiarized members of the Philippine Air Force with weapons in the United States arsenal April 7 in support of Balikatan 2011.

  • Ceremony honors Bataan Death March sufferers, survivors

    Apr 11, 2011

    Distinguished visitors, servicemembers, veterans and members of the community attended a wreath-laying ceremony here to remember the Bataan Death March and honor World War II veterans from the Philippines, United States, and allied nations.

  • Government Shutdown

    Apr 8, 2011

    Government Shutdown

  • SFAC director honored for small business program

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors outstanding small business owners, entrepreneurs and advocates who demonstrate the business acumen, tenacity and achievement, particularly in the face of adversity, to excel in their industry.

  • ECC ready to assist with the Operation Tomodachi mission

    Apr 8, 2011

    Life after an earthquake, a tsunami and currently dealing with the threat of radiation from damaged nuclear plants has left those on the East Asian island of Japan searching for answers. Expeditionary Contracting Command Soldiers and civilian are among the many providing support to those affected by the devastation.

  • Balikatan participants bring joy to Philippine orphanage

    Apr 7, 2011

    Smiling faces were everywhere and laughter was heard throughout the Shepherd of the Hill Orphanage as troops participating in Balikatan 2011 visited children to hand out clothing and toys during a outreach event at San Antonio, Zabales, Philippines.

  • Army Reserve Chaplain Detachment ready to deploy

    Apr 7, 2011

    Friends, families and fellow Soldiers gathered, here, Sunday, to honor the U.S. Army Reserve 9th Mission Support Command's 124th Chaplain Detachment in a small, intimate deployment ceremony.

  • Dignitaries attend Balikatan 2011 opening ceremony

    Apr 7, 2011

    U.S. military service members, Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel and distinguished visitors gathered April 5 for the opening ceremony of Exercise Balikatan 2011 at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo. Balikatan is an annual AFP- and U.S.-sponsored joint exercise celebrating its 27th iteration since inception in 1981. Distinguished visitors and representatives from various media outlets attended the ceremony to honor the event.

  • Balikatan 2011 kicks off in Philippines for bilateral training

    Apr 7, 2011

    Servicemembers from the Republic of the Philippines and the U.S. military participated in the Exercise Balikatan 2011 opening ceremony April 5 at Camp Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City, Philippines.

  • Celebrating Month of the Military Child: Raising strong kids year round

    Apr 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army first observed the Month of the Military Child in 1986, to honor the youngest members of the Army community.

  • U.S., Philippine teams offer free medical care during Balikatan

    Apr 5, 2011

    Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States servicemembers teamed together to provide free medical services to a community in the Philippines during Balikatan 2011.

  • Women's History Month Celebration

    Apr 5, 2011

    The 501st Special Troops Battalion hosted a Women's History Month celebration at the Evergreen Club on Camp Walker, South Korea Mar. 31, 2011. The 501st STB hosted the celebration to help create awareness within the Daegu enclave about the significant roles women have played in history.

  • Veterinary support helps Philippine towns during Balikatan

    Apr 5, 2011

    Members of the U.S. military, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine Department of Agriculture, and local volunteers worked together March 28-29, during a veterinary civic action project in San Antonio, Philippines.

  • IMCOM expanding Army Substance Abuse Program workforce

    Apr 5, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. - In this unprecedented era of persistent conflict, the risk for substance abuse among our Soldiers and their Families has never been greater.

  • US Army Pacific unit goes wireless during exercise

    Apr 4, 2011

    The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post went wireless March 28, during its certification exercise, or CERTEX, at Clark Air Base, Philippines.

  • Convoy Training Develops Leaders, Instills Confidence in Soldiers

    Apr 4, 2011

    The successful execution of convoys is critical to ensuring Soldiers get the supplies they need. Soldiers of the 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion trained on this task, and how to defend themselves, during recent training near the Korean DMZ.

  • Reservists, veterans recreate historic WWII scene

    Apr 4, 2011

    Sixty-eight years has passed since the day when thousands of Japanese-American volunteers in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team gathered at Iolani Palace, Hawaii, before being shipped off to World War II.

  • Team 6 bids farewell to 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski commander of U.S. Army Pacific and USARPAC Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Leota bid farewell to 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii March 31.