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  • USO brings well-known photographer to schools, posts

    Apr 29, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Not many people have the ability to render a room completely silent just by walking into it.

  • Cybercrime: Children in danger from sexting, social media bullying and electronic harassment

    Apr 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Once upon a time, bullies existed mostly on playgrounds, within hallways or inside of cafeterias.

  • Child abuse can be found next door; even in military community

    Apr 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The face of a child abuser doesn't usually come with the kind of distinguishable characteristics straight out of a horror flick - like a hook for a nose, talons for fingernails or shards of glass for teeth.

  • Pacific AAMDC Warriors Compete

    Apr 29, 2010

    The finest soldiers and noncommissioned officers in the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Japan and Hawaii will be demonstrating their abilities when the 94th AAMDC administers its Warrior Challenge Competition on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 3- 5. The 94th AAMDC has hosted this competition since their activation in 2005.

  • Proclamations aim to raise awareness

    Apr 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Two proclamations were read and signed by Army leadership at the Kaena Community Center, here, April 7.

  • 25ID Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    Apr 27, 2010

    Six 25th Infantry Division Soldiers tested their physical and mental capabilities in events that a Soldier must be able to do in garrison and combat environments during the division's Best Warrior Competition April 19-22 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 25th ID takes aim at sexual assault, harassment

    Apr 26, 2010

    The 25th Infantry Division is recognizing National Sexual Assault Awareness Month by continuing the Army's program against sexual harassment and assault, and by encouraging leaders, Soldiers and family members to intervene wherever and whenever necessary.

  • Diverse 'Archangel' team unites for life-saving operations in USD-N

    Apr 25, 2010

    Team Archangel is an air mobile force that travels by helicopter virtually anywhere on the battlefield in United States Division-North. Their value is in their mobility, speed and wealth of expertise. The unit integrates aviation Soldiers from 2nd Assault Bn., 25th Avn. Regt., TF Diamond Head, 25th CAB, with an infantry "Blues" Platoon from 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. According to Capt. Seidel, it's a complimentary mix perfectly suited for their unique mission set.

  • 25th ID Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 23, 2010

    Soldiers representing the 25th Infantry Division compete in a week-long competition to determine who is the top Tropic Soldier.

  • Band of Ranger Brothers visit 25th Inf. Div.

    Apr 23, 2010

    Nine Vietnam veterans stand before the 25th Infantry Division Museum's Vietnam exhibit, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, April 21. The veterans served with Company F, 50th Inf. Long Range Patrol, 75th Inf. (Ranger) Regiment, which was attached to the 25th Inf. Div. in Vietnam. During their visit the veterans from Co. F and their wives toured the base, observed Soldiers participating in the division's Best Warrior Competition and ate lunch with Soldiers in a dining facility.

  • DIA Civilian Receives Top Artillery Award

    Apr 23, 2010

    In recognition of his years of dedicated service to Army air and missile defense, Mr. Steven Hancock, a missile intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) was afforded a unique honor recently when he was inducted into the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara during a ceremony at MSIC's headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, AL.

  • Military improves do-it-yourself moves

    Apr 23, 2010

    After extensive testing and evaluation, the military has launched an improved system to better compensate servicemembers who personally move their household goods on military orders.

  • Allies confront 'terror strike' at K-16

    Apr 22, 2010

  • CRC Soldiers, Families gather 'at the grill'

    Apr 22, 2010

  • Allies launch 'historic' training barrage

    Apr 22, 2010

  • Fuller tours expanding Stryker repair facility in Qatar

    Apr 22, 2010

    Col. Lawrence Fuller was in Qatar, April 14, touring the only Stryker battle damage repair facility in the Middle East. Fuller completed a two-day tour of Army Materiel Command warehouses at Camp As Sayliyah, a week ahead of taking command of 402nd Army Field Support Brigade at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Workshop focuses minds on ASC missions

    Apr 22, 2010

    Property book officers and Army Field Support Brigade staff personnel from worldwide locations brought their combined skills to bear at the third annual Army Sustainment Command Property Branch and G-4 (Logistics) Workshop held April 13-16 at the Bettendorf, Iowa, Holiday Inn.

  • Leonard announced as next commanding general of SDDC

    Apr 21, 2010

    The Office of the Army Chief of Staff announced today Maj. Gen. Kevin A. Leonard will be assigned as commanding general of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at a date soon to be determined.

  • Allies launch 'historic' training barrage

    Apr 21, 2010

    US and ROK Army forces conduct combined arms live fire at Rodriguez Range, South Korea on 15 April 2010. US and ROK Army Infantry Fighting Vehicles, tanks, artillery, and attack helicopters worked together as Korean War legend, General Paik Sun Yup looks on.

  • Volunteer Recognition

    Apr 20, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, speaks at the 2010 U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Volunteer Recognition Week opening rally April 19. Volunteers are being recognized and honored for their service during events throughout the week .

  • Army ethos can help business succeed

    Apr 20, 2010

    When the Army Sustainment Command's top enlisted leader speaks, people listen. Such was the case when Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Blake spoke at the 2010 Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium held April 12-13 at the i Wireless Center in Moline, Ill.

  • Army Unveils New Logistics Display to Pentagon Staff and Visitors

    Apr 19, 2010

    The Pentagon got a new look Friday morning. "Army Logistics Around the World," the Pentagon's newest exhibit, was revealed to an audience of more than 100 people. Using digital images, videos, and captions, the exhibit shows Pentagon employees and tourists the crucial tasks completed everyday by more than 300,000 Army Logisticians all over the world.

  • Schofield Soldiers, spouses compete in multi-service bowling tournament

    Apr 16, 2010

  • TF Wings' DFAC Soldiers attention to detail, cooperation key to food service success

    Apr 16, 2010

  • Holistic fitness, a family affair

    Apr 14, 2010

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program takes a holistic approach to fitness by optimizing five dimensions of strength: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual and Family.

  • Army dedicates month to honor military kids

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Scores of young children marched their way through the hallways of the Child Development Center, here, in patriotic fashion, April 2, proudly displaying the American flag while humming tried-and-true nationalistic tunes like "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."

  • PT in the Park: Children and parents laugh, dance, run and jump through the rain

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS - "It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring." Well, no one was snoring Thursday morning, during "PT in the Park," a Month of the Military Child event for Soldiers, spouses and children at Bennett Youth Center Field, here.

  • Course introduces new employees to Army's environmental program

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 20 civilians and contractors who work for U.S. Army-Hawaii gathered in the Installation Training Center, here, for a weeklong introduction to the Army and the environment, March 29-April 2.

  • Broncos host open house for health clinic

    Apr 9, 2010

  • Commentary: Good parents think, act like good NCOs

    Apr 9, 2010

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The first line of defense against child abuse certainly lies with parents - those who are most often the abusers. ... For me, to be a good parent you have to think and act like an NCO. Look at the attributes that make a good NCO and you'll see what I mean.

  • Stars of the Pacific

    Apr 8, 2010

    Segments from Stars of the Pacific, a television show honoring military service that will air May 27 on KHON Channel 2 as part of Military Appreciation Month, were taped at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

  • Army sponsoring ethics competition

    Apr 8, 2010

    The U.S. Army Center of Excellence for the Professional Military Ethic is sponsoring an Army-wide ethics competition running through Aug. 15.

  • Shafter Elementary gets national accreditation

    Apr 7, 2010

    FORTAca,!E+SHAFTER, Hawaii - Shafter Elementary School has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for the next six years.

  • Chief of Staff cites goals to be met in 2011

    Apr 6, 2010

    The Army has succeeded in changing and adapting over the last few years, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. told leaders at the Pentagon.

  • Gimme shelter: Structures to safeguard troops

    Apr 5, 2010

    LabTV: Engineers at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., design shelters that are energy-efficient - with LED lighting and solar panels - and easy-to-assemble - with inflatable tubes called air beams. These shelters are invisible at night.

  • Current role models 'write women back into history' at Monroe observance

    Apr 1, 2010

    Four extraordinary women of different calibers took the stage for the Women's History Observance March 29, a collaborative effort of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe and Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

  • All-Army Boxing possible path to Olympics

    Apr 1, 2010

    The ultimate goal of the 32 boxers attending the All-Army Boxing training sessions at Fort Huachuca's Barnes Field House is to qualify for the Olympic Games.

  • USARAK engineers test squads in urban setting

    Mar 31, 2010

    The Fort Wainwright, Alaska-based 73rd Engineer Company conducted military operations on urban terrain training at the Pvt. Joseph P. Martinez Combined Arms Collective Training Facility March 25. The routine training was conducted to refresh Soldiers on how to properly clear a building and also provided Soldiers who were new to the unit an opportunity to establish teamwork.

  • Alaska Soldiers run cold weather training for Boy Scouts

    Mar 31, 2010

    With Alaska's temperatures dropping well below zero, many children can find themselves in hibernation during the winter months as their swing sets and go cart trails are covered in snow. For a group of Boy Scouts who teamed up with Fort Wainwright Soldiers, waiting for the snow and ice breakup was not an option.

  • U.S. continues to grow relationship with Indian Army

    Mar 31, 2010

    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 at the Indian Army's Western Command headquarters in Chandigarh, India, to discuss the future of bilateral ground and amphibious engagements between the two countries.

  • 'Play It Safe' this summer

    Mar 31, 2010

    The summer season is fast approaching and the Army is continuing its commitment to safeguarding Soldiers, Army Civilians and their Families with the launch of the 2010 Safe Summer campaign.

  • Honoring a Hawaiian 'Bronco' Hero

    Mar 30, 2010

    The memory of 1st Lt. Daniel B. Hyde is honored with the "Hawaii Medal of Honor," an award signifying the heroism and sacrifice of Hawaiian Soldiers.

  • 'Broncos' run for fun with local middle school students

    Mar 30, 2010

    Two Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 35 Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division run with Wahiawa Middle School students in a 1.5 mile fun run March 24.

  • Taking a Ride with the Tropic Lightning Jazz Band

    Mar 30, 2010

    The 25th Infantry Division Jazz Combo performed a variety of jazz music for guests at the Hale Koa Hotel underneath the banyan tree. They perform at the Hale Koa military hotel, Honolulu, at least twice a month.

  • Operation 'Bright Eagle' sheds light on enemy safe havens, showcases ISF capabilities

    Mar 30, 2010

    Troopers from 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, Task Force Hammerhead, led the air assault with aircraft from Company Alpha and Bravo, 3-25 GSAB, and Alpha Troop, 2nd Battalion, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Diamond Head.

  • Task Force Wing's Hunter provides 'eyes and ears' on the battlefield in northern Iraq

    Mar 30, 2010

    The Hunter -- a 23 foot-long, remotely operated, unmanned aircraft system maintained and operated by a team of aviation Soldiers with Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Diamond Head and approximately 30 Northrop Grumman Corporation civilian contractors from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. To those it serves, it's an invaluable and indispensible part of Task Force Wings and 3rd Infantry Division operations throughout U.S. Division-North.

  • Army's top enlisted visits Soldiers in Kosovo

    Mar 30, 2010

    The senior enlisted Soldier in the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, visited Soldiers on the U.S. -led NATO mission in Kosovo March 27-28.

  • ACAP prepares families for military to civilian transition

    Mar 29, 2010

    A Soldier's transition from military service to civilian life can be a stressful time for the Soldier and even more so for the family, as the transition is truly a family affair.

  • A dog 'tail' of two snails

    Mar 29, 2010

    WAIANAE MOUNTAINS - Some may say, "It's all in a hard day's work," but workdays are not so typical for Tia and Wicket.

  • Workgroups gives vital suggestions to leaders as Hawaii's AFAP conference closes

    Mar 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Family Action Plan delegates developed suggestions to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and family members at this year's conference brief-out, while also being reminded that strengthening Hawaii's education system remains the top priority among Army senior leaders.

  • Army Family Covenant takes spotlight

    Mar 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army senior leaders recommitted themselves to the promises they first made more than two years ago in improving quality of life services to Soldiers and their family members, with the re-signing of the Army Family Covenant, here, at the Nehelani Banquet and Conference Center, March 18.

  • Two ASC personnel earn Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification

    Mar 29, 2010

  • Task Force Wing's Hunter provides 'eyes and ears' on the battlefield in northern Iraq

    Mar 28, 2010

    - It's invisible to the enemy, can cover distances of up to 250 kilometers, can fly at altitudes of 20,000 feet for more than 10 hours, and can gather and transmit visual information in real time to ground force commanders. What is it' It's the Hunter -- a 23 foot-long, remotely operated, unmanned aircraft system maintained and operated by a team of aviation Soldiers with Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Diamond Head and approximately 30 Northrop Grumman Corporation civilian contractors from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. To those it serves, it's an invaluable and indispensible part of Task Force Wings and 3rd Infantry Division operations throughout U.S. Division-North.

  • Children of Deployed Soldiers compete in 2/6 CAV Spur Ride

    Mar 27, 2010

    The 2-6 CAV Children's Spur Ride allowed children of 25th CAB Soldiers to get together for fun, games and a little military experience. More than 40 children participated in the day's events and each earned an honorary induction into the cavalry's prestigious Order of the Spur.

  • Research Lab in Thailand Uses Battlefield Medical Recording System

    Mar 26, 2010

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

  • Army signs covenant with native Hawaiians

    Mar 25, 2010

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

  • Eat Up!: Feed the troops

    Mar 25, 2010

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

  • Tropic Lightning Museum offers visitors personal Soldier histories

    Mar 23, 2010

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

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

    Mar 22, 2010

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

  • Family advocacy manager named social worker of year

    Mar 19, 2010

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

  • Honolulu Festival celebrates Pacific Rim cultural traditions

    Mar 19, 2010

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

  • Increasing sexual assault awareness

    Mar 19, 2010

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

  • SFAC provides tools, refuge during recovery process

    Mar 19, 2010

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

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

    Mar 17, 2010

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

  • 'Longhorns' provide critical support services

    Mar 17, 2010

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

  • NCO finds night vision enlightening

    Mar 17, 2010

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


    Mar 16, 2010

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

  • LTG Mixon's thoughts on Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Mar 15, 2010

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

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

    Mar 15, 2010

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

  • RCO-HI finds new home at Schofield locale

    Mar 15, 2010

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

  • Behind the Scenes with the 412th TEC Culinary Team

    Mar 15, 2010

  • Soldiers inducted into Gallery of Heroes

    Mar 15, 2010

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

  • Army upgrades communication techniques

    Mar 15, 2010

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

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

    Mar 15, 2010

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

  • Covering Your Head Can Save Your Life

    Mar 12, 2010

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

  • World War II veterans honored by Hanks, Spielberg

    Mar 12, 2010

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

  • Engineer Soldier Awarded Silver Star

    Mar 12, 2010

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

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

    Mar 10, 2010

  • Soldiers read Seuss stories to students

    Mar 10, 2010

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

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

    Mar 8, 2010

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

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

    Mar 8, 2010

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

  • Senate resolution celebrates women in military

    Mar 5, 2010

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

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

    Mar 5, 2010

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

  • Allied Cadets visit Warrior Country

    Mar 2, 2010

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

  • Do you know who your Facebook friends are'

    Mar 2, 2010

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

  • Gen. Weyand funeral service

    Mar 2, 2010

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

  • Alaska Airborne Sappers set for OEF deployment

    Mar 2, 2010

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

  • U.S. Army, Hawaiian community honor late general

    Mar 2, 2010

    Family members of the late retired Army Gen. Frederick Weyand gathered at Honolulu's National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific to honor the life and accomplishments of one of the U.S. Army's most influential and storied war-time leaders.

  • Soldier gets kick out of Fairbanks football

    Mar 2, 2010

  • Students help Soldier help Afghanistan schools

    Mar 2, 2010

    An Army's lieutenant's letter home to his school-teacher mom inspires an outpouring of aid from Alaska grade-schoolers.

  • Army solicits proposals for new combat vehicle

    Mar 2, 2010

    The Army released a request for proposal Feb. 25, for the Ground Combat Vehicle -- marking an official start for defense contractors to begin competing for the right to build the service's next combat vehicle.

  • Fair judging, 412th TEC Soldiers

    Mar 1, 2010

    412th TEC Soldiers volunteer to judge Vicksburg, Miss. School District annual Science fair

  • TF Marne elite compete in biathlon

    Mar 1, 2010

    Forty-two of the toughest Soldiers Task Force Marne has to offer competed in a grueling test of wills as they participated in the task force's first biathlon held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 27.

  • New policy authorizes social media access, with caveats

    Mar 1, 2010

    Attention all Facebookers, Twitter tweeters and YouTubers: a new Defense Department policy authorizes you to access these and other Web 2.0 platforms from nonclassified government computers, as long as it doesn't compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites.

  • U.S. Forces Train Philippine Special Forces Group

    Feb 27, 2010

    ZAMBOANGA, Philippines - Thirty members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Special Forces (SF) Battalion are receiving specialized training from members of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) in Recodo, Philippines over the next three months.

  • Top Army officer visits Hawaiian military families

    Feb 26, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff, U.S. Army, took the time to speak with Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division and their family members at the Sergeant E.R. Smith Theater at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 26.

  • Wheel of Finance

    Feb 26, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Staff Sgt. Dante Langston (left), a cook at K-Quad Dining Facility, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, here, listens to Beth Watts, Army Community Service financial readiness specialist, and Steve Harris, ACS credit and financial counselor. The Wheel of Finance event was part of Military Saves Week, a Department of Defense finance program, Feb. 22-March 1.

  • 'Famous Amos' says don't hold on to the past

    Feb 26, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The man who built his name on chocolate chip cookies and self-help books told an audience of Soldiers and senior Army leaders that living in the present is much more important than dwelling on the past.

  • Hillclimbers handle TF Wing's 'heavy lifting' in N. Iraq

    Feb 26, 2010

    In United States Division-North, the Soldiers of Company B, Hillclimbers, 3-25th General Support Aviation Battalion, Task Force Hammerhead - the only heavy lift aviation asset in USD-North, provide heavy lift air assault and air movement capabilities for Task Force Marne.

  • U.S. forces partner to help provide medical care for 1,000 patients in Philippines

    Feb 25, 2010

    Numerous governmental organizations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and military doctors from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines teamed up to treat more than 1,000 patients at a Medical Civic Action Project.


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