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  • Socio-cultural data collection provides insight for commanders

    Oct 12, 2010

  • "Set it and forget it" monitoring system provides remote surveillance

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Remote Monitoring System, or RMS, is a wireless remote sentry monitoring sensor developed at the U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command's communication-electronics center, or CERDEC. This quick-reaction capability can be left unattended for years and sends information wirelessly over a far distance to Soldiers at a base station.

  • Spirit points liven up 10-miler

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Vigilance is their watchword

    Oct 11, 2010

    Army drivers endure deployment hardships without much recognition. They are often assigned to do much more than just drive, to include providing security to convoys moving in and out of Iraq.

  • USD-N commander honors Gimlets in award ceremony at Warhorse

    Oct 11, 2010

    The United States Division-North Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo paid a special visit to the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment "Gimlets" for an award ceremony Oct. 6 at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq.

  • Sixty-three 'Battle Boar' Soldiers participate in regiment's largest reenlistment cer

    Oct 9, 2010

  • Deployment Watch: 2nd Brigade Combat Team

    Oct 8, 2010

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Warriors" are actively fulfilling their mission to advise and assist the Iraqi Security Forces within the Diyala Province. Check out the latest photos sent to us at the Division Public Affairs Office.

  • Small team trains for big mission

    Oct 7, 2010

    Four vehicles, two trailers and 23 people doesn't sound like much, but that's the idea: it represents the total framework of the Deployable Assessment Team, a small group of professionals with minimal baggage and a mission to rapidly respond when disaster strikes in the Pacific. The U.S. Army, Pacific's Contingency Command Post DAT is a unique concept on the way to becoming fully operational capable in the coming months. The DAT exercised a milestone in this endeavor through a load exercise conducted at Hickam Air Force Base Oct. 1.

  • Japanese logistics team visits APG

    Oct 7, 2010

    The chief logistician and a team of officers from the Japan Self-Defense Forces visited APG Oct. 7.

  • 2ID celebrates Hispanic heritage month

    Oct 7, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - Sgt. Ione Barrera of A Company, Division Special Troops Battalion (left) and Sgt. Josue Ten of B Company, DSTB, dance bachata during the 2nd Infantry Division Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at the Camp Casey Thunder Inn dining facility Oct. 6. The two 2nd ID Soldiers and guest speaker Sgt. Alejandro Morlote of A Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, received a plaque from 2nd ID commander Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker.

  • ESPN to bring Sportscenter to Grafenwoehr on Veterans Day

    Oct 6, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - ESPN's flagship news and highlight program, Sportscenter, will broadcast live from the Grafenwoehr parade field Nov. 11, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. (CET).

  • 88 servicemembers become U.S. citizens in combat zone

    Oct 6, 2010

    Eighty-eight Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from 37 different countries took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Oct. 1 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Casey honors Tripler life savers

    Oct 5, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented an Army Achievement Medal and a Meritorious Civilian Service Award to two men whose quick actions back in January saved a life at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

  • Warrior Country participates in peace marathon

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea -- More than 100 Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division stood side by side with almost 2,000 Koreans as they crowded the starting line of the 4th Annual Gyeonggi Peace and Unification Marathon held at Imjingak, only a few kilometers from the Demilitarized Zone, Sept. 12.

  • Gyeonggi governor tours helo

    Oct 5, 2010

    SUWON, Republic of Korea -- Left: Mr. Chong "Tiger" Lim, the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade liaison officer, gives Gyeonggi Province Gov. Kim Moon-Soo a tour of the AH-64 Apache Helicopter during an Air Show in Suwon early September. Following the Air Show Kim invited Lim and Col. James T. Barker, commander of 2nd CAB, to his office to present them with an award.

  • 3-2nd Avn. runs flight line

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade conducted a flight line run on Camp Humphreys Sept. 17. The runway was shut down during the run and a CH-47 Chinook and two UH-60 Blackhawks hovered above the formation. The run kicked off the battalion's organizational day in which Soldiers had the day off from their ordinary duties and participated in various other events.

  • Following proper protocol helps keep 2nd ID Families together

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - Getting involved in an international marriage can seem to be a morass of red tape. But that red tape can help reduce spousal abandonment. Spousal abandonment in Korea occurs when a Soldier transfers to a unit stateside and leaves their spouse in Korea, whether intended by the Soldier or due to issues related to the procurement of an immigration visa.

  • LEGAL ADVICE: The bride, the groom, and the taxman

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - Flowers, music, a white dress, and . . . an ITIN' An international tax identification number, better known as the ITIN, is probably the last thing you think of when planning your dream wedding. But if you are marrying someone who is not a U.S. citizen, and your special someone does not have a social security number, and is not able to apply for one, then that person needs to apply for an ITIN.

  • Strong Bonds strengthens Iron Brigade marriages

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - Between long days spent at work, and nights spent tending to children, some military couples have little time for one another. In order to alleviate some of the demands placed upon married Soldiers, the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, has sponsored Strong Bonds retreats.

  • Transportation Soldiers train 2ID Warriors

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - The sound of armored vehicles revving their engines as they climb the ramp at the Camp Casey railhead is something the Soldiers of 662nd Movement Control Team have become accustomed to over the past several months. On a weekly basis, both the Soldiers and their Korean National coworkers, manage the upload and download of heavy equipment for the 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Chuseok celebration

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea -- Warrior Division Soldiers enjoy a traditional Korean meal in celebration of Chuseok, which is the Korean Thanksgiving, while the Evergreen Children's Choir sang them a few Korean songs at the Camp Casey Thunder Inn dining facility Sept. 17.

  • Chuseok - The Korean Thanksgiving

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - Soldiers stationed in the Republic of Korea may have noticed that from Sept. 21-23, their Korean counterparts, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers, were nowhere to be seen. That's because they were out celebrating one of their biggest holidays in Korea, Chuseok.

  • 'Wings of Lightning' Brigade welcomed home

    Oct 5, 2010

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade formally uncases the brigade colors during a redeployment ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Oct. 05.

  • U.S. platoon shows new tactics to IA officers

    Oct 5, 2010

  • Commentary: Army seeks end to domestic abuse

    Oct 4, 2010

    One of the great, positive changes in Army culture over the years is the ever-increasing willingness to acknowledge and talk about domestic abuse in Army families. There are resources available for families seeking assistance, places for victims to go for help, advocates and counselors to monitor the situation. It hasn't always been that way.

  • Soldiers from Japan take advantage of the wide-open spaces at the Yakima Training Center

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. - The annual Japanese-led training exercise in its 17th year at Yakima Training Center, dubbed Operation Rising Thunder, officially came to a close Sept. 24. The event, lasting nearly a month, opens all of Yakima's vast expanse of ranges, trails and terrain to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

  • Window-safety awareness campaign launches in October

    Oct 4, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly 4,000 children are injured in falls from windows each year, according to Safe Kids USA.

  • Volunteers help protect Oahu's native forest with DPW

    Oct 4, 2010

    KAHUKU, Hawaii - Volunteers needed four-wheel drive to navigate a deeply rutted dirt road at the training area, here, Monday, in celebration of the nation's largest volunteer effort, National Public Lands Day.

  • Rededication ceremony lauds renovations at Soldiers Chapel

    Oct 4, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The pealing of the bell reverberated throughout the white clapboard country-style church as U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community members and guests met to celebrate the completion of the Soldiers Chapel renovation, here, Sept. 24.

  • 8th TSC represents armed forces in Aloha Festivals Floral Parade

    Oct 4, 2010

    HONOLULU - A colorful equestrian procession of male "paniolo," Hawaiian cowboys, and female "pa'u," skirt or sarong, horseback riders; extravagant floats with cascades of Hawaiian flowers; and marching bands brightened Kalakaua Avenue from Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park, here, Sept. 25.

  • Casey promises sustained Soldier, Family programs

    Oct 1, 2010

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. spent Sept. 30 with U.S. Army, Pacific troops in Hawaii where he presented two prestigious awards and reassured Soldiers and Families that the promises made in the 2007 Army Family Covenant will not suffer when Department of Defense budget cuts are made.

  • USARPAC and NOLCOM combine effort at Balikatan-11 planning conference

    Oct 1, 2010

    U.S. Army, Pacific, as the Executive Agent for Pacific Command's Balikatan-11, met with their Armed Forces of the Philippines counterparts Sept. 20 through 24 at the Northern Luzon Command here for the Balikatan 2011 Operational Planning Team conference.

  • 25th ID commanding general recognizes Soldier's role in the MRX

    Sep 30, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, recognizes 25th Inf. Div. Soldiers, Officers and Department of the Army employees for their significant role during the two-week Mission Readiness Exercise the Division went through for the upcoming deployment to Iraq, by presenting Certificate of Appreciation at the Post Conference Room, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Sept. 30.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army reviews 25ID pre-deployment training

    Sep 30, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr. also participated in the 25th Infantry Division's After Action Review of the two-week Mission Readiness Exercise the division just completed for the upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • Samoa reservists honored for tsunami relief efforts

    Sep 30, 2010

    On the morning of Sept. 29, 2009, four, massive waves ripped through the hearts and homes of local communities throughout the island of Tutuila. Following the 8.3-magnitude earthquake that resulted in the devastating tsunami waves, Soldiers from the 9th MSC sprung into action to support their brothers and sisters in arms and the local American Samoan community.

  • Fallen Stryker 'Warriors' honored

    Sep 29, 2010

    Family, friends, wellwishers, and colleagues of fallen heroes Staff Sgt. Philip C. Jenkins and Pfc. James F. McClamrock gathered during a memorial ceremony held in their honor at the Main Post Chapel on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Sept. 29.

  • 1st Signal Brigade career counselor receives top retention recognition

    Sep 29, 2010

    One noncommissioned officer was chosen to represent the unit at the Department of the Army Career Counselor board in Washington, D.C., in January 2011.

  • Pacific Soldiers endure "trials" at 3rd Paralegal Warrior Challenge

    Sep 28, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Eight top paralegals from commands throughout the Pacific judiciously competed to become the top Paralegal of the Pacific, September 20 through 24.

  • Commanding General commends, counsels Alaska troops

    Sep 24, 2010

    -- Brig. Gen. Michele G. Compton, the new commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 9th Mission Support Command, met with more than 100 Anchorage Army Reservists during a town hall meeting here, Sept. 19, at the U.S. Army Reserve Center.

  • Building relationships through my job

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Teamwork vital to USARPAC CCP readiness

    Sep 23, 2010

    Senior field grade officers, noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted Soldiers from the U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post worked side-by-side Sept. 7-24 at Fort Shafter Flats for Exercise Autumn Laulima, turning an empty field into a self-sustained operational command post.

  • USARPAC commanding general visit BCTC

    Sep 23, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, talks to Soldiers during his visit at the 1st Nainoa Hoe Battle Command Trainig Center, Schofied Barracks, Hawaii, Sept. 23.

  • Gen. (retired) Sullivan visits Schofield Barracks

    Sep 16, 2010

    Gen. (retired) Gordon Sullivan and Command Sgt. Maj. (retired) Jimmie Spencer meets with Maj. Gen. Bernard Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, and the leadership from the division for a welcome brief during his visit to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Sept. 14.

  • When disaster strikes, are you ready'

    Sep 16, 2010

    Most people don't think about emergencies or disasters until they happen to someone else.

  • Schofield Barracks hosts AUSA President

    Sep 16, 2010

    Former CSA and CG current AUSA President, Army Gen. retired Gordon R. Sullivan tours Oahu and pays a visit to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Sept. 14.

  • Army hosts DOD, Indian delegation to discuss future R&D collaboration

    Sep 14, 2010

    The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force met with an Indian delegation at Fort Monmouth, N.J. to discuss potential collaboration efforts in emerging information and command and control technologies, Aug 31 - Sept. 3. Government, industry and academia representatives from both countries presented research and discussed projects in the areas of service-oriented architecture, intelligent agents, language translation and artificial intelligence technologies.

  • Competitors 'TRY' something new at PARC

    Sep 13, 2010

    PILILAAU ARMY RECREATION CENTER, Hawaii - Excitement filled the air, as competitors in the first Pokai TRY gathered near the starting line, here, Aug. 28.

  • Army announces results of DU risk assessment

    Sep 13, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Results of the Army's recent depleted uranium Basic Human Health Risk Assessment for the Pohakuloa Training Area impact area indicate no likely adverse impacts to current and potential future persons working on or living near PTA, due to DU present at PTA.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' Band makes history, entertains overseas

    Sep 13, 2010

    History was made, not once but twice, by the 25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" Band as they traveled to Shanghai, China and then Sakhalin, Russia, to perform for new audiences during an international community relations mission for the U.S. Army, and Pacific Command.

  • Office of the Native Hawaiian Liaison to sponsor hula workshops

    Sep 13, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Hawaii. Ah, just the very sound conjures up images of gentle, tropical breezes, lightly scented with plumeria flowers; endless miles of white, sandy beaches; catching the perfect wave; and learning the hula.

  • USARPAC honors 9/11 victims, Soldiers at retreat ceremony

    Sep 11, 2010

    Soldiers and Family members from the U.S. Army Pacific paid tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States during a retreat ceremony Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m. on historic Palm Circle at Fort Shafter. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general said the atrocities of Sept. 11, 2001, did not go unanswered by our nation. "In response to the attacks, the United States entered the War on Terror, and soon Soldiers were serving in harm's way in Afghanistan, Iraq, and multiple other hot spots around the globe," Mixon said.

  • U.S., Japanese Generals Visit Army Reserve Soldiers in Japan

    Sep 10, 2010

    The commanding general of U.S. Army, Japan and the chief of staff of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force visited soldiers of the 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command taking part in an exercise here Aug. 28.

  • 25 ID Band trip to China and Russia

    Sep 7, 2010

    The Division band is the first U.S. military band to perform in the World Expo and the first cultural exchange unit in China this year.

  • Hockey charity game for wounded warriors breaks the ice

    Sep 7, 2010

    HONOLULU - It may have been cold inside the Ice Palace, here, but hockey players from the Navy, Marines, Air Force, Army and Coast Guard heated up the ice during an intense hockey contest benefiting wounded warriors, Aug. 29.

  • 'Under a Jarvis Moon' tells story of U.S. colonies on deserted islands

    Sep 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Under a Jarvis Moon," a 45-minute documentary developed by the Bishop Museum, was presented at the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Distinguished Lecture Series, at the Nehelani, here, Aug. 27.

  • PTA fire crews control flames

    Sep 7, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The wildfire at the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Pohakuloa Training Area, which began at approximately 9:30 a.m., Aug. 22, about a quarter mile east of PTA's main gate by Mauna Kea State Park, is 80-percent extinguished and has burned an estimated 1,386 acres, as of Sept. 1.

  • Couples bond at largest 9th MSC Married Skills Workshop

    Sep 7, 2010

    Fifty couples attended the U.S. Army Reserve 9th Mission Support Command's Married Skills Workshop here, Aug. 27-29, making it the command's largest couples event held in Hawaii to date.

  • Commanding General hosts town hall in American Samoa

    Sep 7, 2010

    The commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) hosted a town hall meeting at the Sergeant First Class Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center in American Samoa Sept. 1. Brig. Gen. Michele G. Compton met with more than 100 members of the 9th MSC community to include the command's Soldiers, family members and full-time support staff.

  • Army Reserve hosts first naturalization ceremony in Samoa

    Sep 3, 2010

    Forty-two members of the U.S. Army Reserve's 9th Mission Support Command were naturalized at the Governor H. Rex Lee auditorium in the first Military Naturalization Ceremony ever held in American Samoa.

  • First CCP load exercise prepares new unit for rapid deployments

    Sep 3, 2010

    The U.S. Army, Pacific, Contingency Command Post, the first unit of its kind in the U.S. Army, successfully conducted a load exercise with the U.S. Air Force 535th Airlift Support Squadron, 15th Air Wing, at Hickam Air Force Base, Sept. 1.

  • One Team! key leaders collaborate on Asia-Pacific disaster contingencies, cooperation

    Sep 3, 2010

    U.S. Army, Pacific senior leaders met with more than 30 other military and government leaders from countries in the Pacific area of responsibility at the Asia Pacific Senior Civil Military Seminar here Aug. 31 to Sept. 1. Focused on improving regional disaster response the inaugural seminar was the first in a series of annual events to bring together senior military and civilian leaders from around the Asia-Pacific region.

  • 18th MDSC shines during its CERTEX

    Sep 1, 2010

    Fort Shafter, HI Aca,!" The 18th Medical Deployment Support Command completed a certification exercise conducted on Schofield Barracks from 17-25 Aug., that will officially make the unit initial mission capable to perform its war time mission as command and control for all medical units assigned and attached in the United States Army Pacific theater of operations.

  • USARAK commander visits Schofield Barracks

    Sep 1, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Raymond P. Palumbo, commanding general, U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK), talks with Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, during a familiarization visit to the 25th Inf. Div. Headquarters Sep. 1, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Hawaiian community leaders tour Schofield

    Aug 31, 2010

    Hawaii's Pacific Century Fellows Class of 2010 toured Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Aug. 31.

  • ROC drill works out difficult DOL issues

    Aug 31, 2010

    The rehearsal of concept drill took place Aug. 24-26 at the Radisson Quad City Plaza, Davenport, Iowa. The Army Materiel Command will take over operational control of all DOL functions located in the United States on Oct. 1. The Army Sustainment Command through its Army Field Support Brigades will manage the DOLs. Resource and personnel transfer of DOLs worldwide is scheduled for Oct. 1, 2011.

  • 25th Infantry Division Band to perform in China, Russia

    Aug 30, 2010

    The marching band, the brass ensemble which mostly plays jazz, and a pop and rock group which plays modern music will perform in different cities of Sakhalin Island, Russia, to help celebrate the Island's independence day from Japan and at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China.

  • Double amputee 'drops' into TAMC

    Aug 30, 2010

    HONOLULU - If it's true that actions speak louder than words, than retired Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman, "roared" as he parachuted onto the grounds of Tripler Army Medical Center, here, Aug. 19, bringing with him an American flag, captain bars and commander coins.

  • Hawaii residents to see change in child care fees

    Aug 30, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Many patrons of Child, Youth and School Services in Hawaii may soon find some good news on their monthly child care fee statement, as the Department of Defense will be implementing a new fee chart to standardize child care fees at military child care facilities, nationwide, Oct. 1.

  • Native Hawaiian Advisory Council explores contract issues

    Aug 30, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The challenges that face Native Hawaiian businesses while procuring federal contracts was the topic of a unique panel discussion at the Aug. 18 meeting of U.S. Army Garrison's Native Hawaiian Advisory Council, here.

  • Pacific Endeavor Builds Partnerships Among Asia-Pacific Nations

    Aug 28, 2010

    CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore - Interoperability based not on rank, uniform or country brought together 16 Asia-Pacific militaries for the 7th annual Pacific Endeavor, a humanitarian communication workshop sponsored by the Singapore Armed Forces and U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) at the Changi Command and Control Center at Changi Naval Base, Singapore Aug. 16-27.

  • Australian General visits 'Tropic Lightning Division'

    Aug 27, 2010

    Maj. Gen. David Morrison, commander, Forces Command, Australian Army, is greeted by Mark York, deputy director of the 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe Battle Command Training Center during his visit to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Aug. 26.

  • The 'Faces of Strength'

    Aug 27, 2010

    A discussion panel of five female senior-enlisted and field grade officers shared their experiences and insights with an audience of Soldiers and guests during the "Faces of Strength" Women's Equality Day Observance ceremony at the Nehelani Banquet and Conference Center, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Aug. 27.

  • 16th CAB to support Pakistan flood relief

    Aug 27, 2010

    Soldiers and helicopters of the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade are preparing to rapidly deploy in support of U.S. Government humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in Pakistan.

  • Pacific Endeavor Aims to Improve Response Time during National Disasters

    Aug 25, 2010

    CHANGI VILLAGE, Singapore - Saving lives using agreed upon communication procedures was the goal during Pacific Endeavor, a multi-nation humanitarian workshop hosted by U.S. Pacific Command and the Singapore Armed Forces at Changi Command and Control Center in Changi Village, Singapore Aug. 16-27.

  • Khaan Quest 2010 participants gather for two closing ceremonies

    Aug 25, 2010

    Service members with the U.S. Military, Mongolian Armed Forces and exercise observers from other countries gathered for a dedication ceremony and closing ceremony of Khaan Quest 2010 in Mongolia Aug. 20.

  • U.S. and Mongolian Military Leaders Share Vision and Strategy at Senior Leader Seminar

    Aug 25, 2010

    More than 25 U.S. and Mongolian military leaders gathered in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for the inaugural Mongolian Armed Forces Senior Leader Seminar Aug. 18.

  • Staff sergeant receives second Purple Heart

    Aug 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Staff Sgt. Llewellyn Grant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, received his second Purple Heart from Col. Jay Hammer, executive officer, USAG-HI, during a special award ceremony, at the Tropic Lightning Memorial, outside the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters, here, Aug. 10.

  • School Partnership Program builds, strengthens relationships

    Aug 20, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - In the spirit of community partnership, the Army School Partnership Program encourages a voluntary partnership between the Hawaii Department of Education and Army units to enhance the educational experience of the children of Hawaii.

  • Motorcycle safety course hones riders' skills

    Aug 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - After spending months in the pressure cooker, known as a combat zone, many Soldiers find solace in the simple freedom of a motorcycle ride once home. Unfortunately, what begins as a carefree weekend ride sometimes ends in roadside tragedy.

  • Avatars teach realistic challenges of working with interpreters

    Aug 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The young Soldier jumped up in frustration exclaiming, "This darn computer doesn't understand a thing that I am saying." Could it be that a real, live, foreign national interpreter might also not understand anything the Soldier had to say'

  • Army Operating Concept provides Capstone follow-up

    Aug 20, 2010

    The 2010 Army Operating Concept has been approved and is now available online. Also known as TRADOC Pamphlet 525-3-1, the Army Operating Concept explains how the Army will comply with and execute guidance derived from the Army Capstone Concept released in January 2009.

  • Agencies work to prevent, counter cyber crime

    Aug 19, 2010

    News agencies across the United States have been highlighting an alarming, invisible and rising threat, affecting citizens and therefore service members, worldwide.

  • Aca,!A"WildcardsAca,!A? prepare for Tropical Storm Dianmu

    Aug 19, 2010

    Soldiers from the 2nd (Assault) Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade move a UH-60 Blackhawk from a hangar at Seoul Air Base Aug. 11 following a severe weather exercise conducted in preparation for tropical storm Dianmu. Once the storm passes, Soldiers must take the helicopters out of the hangar and unfold the blades. The aviation unit conducts weather training several times a year to ensure readiness for the Korean monsoon season.

  • USARPAC National Guardsmen provide medical support at Khaan Quest 2010

    Aug 18, 2010

    ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia- Three Alaska National Guard members are providing medical support for U.S. and Mongolian troops during Khaan Quest 2010, a bilateral peacekeeping operations training exercise in Ulaanbaatar and Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia Aug. 8-29.

  • Alaska and Washington National Guardsmen experience Mongolian culture

    Aug 18, 2010

    ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia - Soldiers with the Alaska and Washington National Guard had the opportunity to explore the city of Ulaanbaatar and dive into the history and culture of Mongolia during a Morale, Welfare and Recreation Day Aug. 15.

  • USARPAC Reservists labor for Mongolian bath house luxury

    Aug 18, 2010

    ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia - Guam-based, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 797th Engineer Company, which is a subordinate unit of the 411th Engineer Battalion and 9th Mission Support Command, are working side by side with Mongolian Armed Forces here to provide humanitarian assistance as part of U.S. Army, Pacific's exercise Khaan Quest.

  • Army Reserve Officer takes helm in Samoa

    Aug 18, 2010

    Fellow Soldiers, leaders and community members gathered at the 9th Mission Support Command's Sgt. 1st Class Koneilio Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center to welcome the new installation commander in a change of command ceremony, here, August 7.

  • "Wildcards" prepare for Tropical Storm Dianmu

    Aug 18, 2010

    SEOUL AIR BASE, Republic of Korea - With a looming tropical storm on the horizon, the 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade activated their severe weather protocol to prevent damage to the battalion's UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters Aug. 10 at Seoul Air Base.

  • Chem-bio sensor network increases reaction time

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Army demonstrated the feasibility of a sensor network that will improve situational awareness and reaction time in the field during chemical or biological incidents.

  • Building Hope in the Alaska Bush

    Aug 14, 2010

    The challenges of operating in the harsh Alaskan environment. First in a series.

  • It's Not M*A*S*H, But It's Close

    Aug 14, 2010

    Medical operations during Alaska Move, a joint operation building a new village for the native Yup'ik tribe in Alaska. Second in a series.

  • Below the Waterline, Engineers Keep Boat Moving

    Aug 14, 2010

    Life in the engine room of an Army landing craft.

  • Army Reserve 'Sailors,' Joint Forces Bring Hope to Remote Alaskan People

    Aug 13, 2010

    Exercise Alaska Move is a five-year operation to build and relocate a native Yup'ik village deep in the Alaska bush.

  • USARPAC reachback tools aid accurate disaster assessment

    Aug 12, 2010

    When an earthquake devastates an Asia-Pacific nation, crushing buildings, toppling bridges and making roads impassable, U.S. Army, Pacific experts from the Contingency Command Post Deployable Assessment Team arrive on the ground within hours of the disaster to assist the host nation deal with the tragedy.

  • Leilehua complex schools meeting

    Aug 11, 2010

    The Leilehua High School and the Area Complex principals offered an official welcome to the 25th Inf. Div. new leadership.

  • Tropic Lightning raises antiterrorism awareness

    Aug 10, 2010

    The focus of the Antiterrorism Awareness Month is to raise awareness, to provide training to Soldiers and family members, plan for events and ensure people take to account the risks and then mitigate those risks, and finally, conduct vulnerability assessments to ensure key facilities and personnel are properly protected.

  • Hawaii Army Reserve unit set to deploy

    Aug 10, 2010

    Fellow Soldiers, families, friends and guests gathered to honor and bid farewell to the Soldiers of the 305th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in a deployment ceremony here Aug. 8.

  • IMCOM looking for team members to join DoD fitness challenge

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Department of Defense's "Leap Into Fall" Fitness Challenge kicks off Aug. 16, challenging DoD personnel to include more physical activity in their daily routine.

  • Center aids in defeating explosive devices

    Aug 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army, Pacific's Asia-Pacific Counter IED Center uses state-of-the art training lanes aimed at defeating the weapon causing the greatest number of casualties in worldwide contingency operations.

  • 25th CAB returns from Iraq

    Aug 3, 2010

    The commander, command sgt. maj. and Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, arrive at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, Aug. 2, from their 12-month deployment to Iraq.