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  • Soldiers commemorate Alaska history

    Oct 26, 2009

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

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

    Oct 22, 2009

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

  • U.S. Forces Invite Iraqis to Health Fair

    Oct 22, 2009

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

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

    Oct 21, 2009

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

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

    Oct 20, 2009

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

  • 'Strykehorse' Soldiers get young visitors during YA09

    Oct 20, 2009

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

  • Arctic Warriors share Alaska experiences at AUSA

    Oct 20, 2009

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

  • Paratroopers awarded Purple Heart

    Oct 19, 2009

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

  • A Helping Hand

    Oct 19, 2009

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

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

    Oct 19, 2009

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

  • Prayer luncheon spotlights spiritual fitness

    Oct 19, 2009

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

  • Strykehorse Soldiers show off UAV capabilities

    Oct 19, 2009

    Soldiers from Troop B, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, explain how an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operates to Indian Army Maj. Gen. Anil Malik (second from right), commander, 31st Armored Division, and Lt. Col. James Isenhower (third from right), Strykehorse commander, during Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09 in Babina India, Oct. 16. YA09 is a bilateral exercise involving the Armies of India and the United States. The primary goal of the exercise is to develop and expand upon the relationship between the Indian and U.S. Army.

  • Strykehorse Soldiers conduct room clearing in exercise for YA09

    Oct 19, 2009

    Soldiers assigned to Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conduct room clearing exercises in an 150-year-old deserted village in Babina, India, Oct. 16 as part of Exercise Yudh Abhyas. YA09 is a bilateral exercise involving the Armies of India and the United States. The primary goal of the exercise is to develop and expand upon the relationship between the Indian and U.S. Army.

  • Strykehorse Soldiers share in Diwali with their Indian hosts

    Oct 19, 2009

    Soldiers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii are treated to a Southern Indian feast in honor of the Hindu festival Diwali, Oct. 17.

  • Central Michigan University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Oct 19, 2009

    Army Management Staff College has signed another articulation agreement, demonstrating university recognition of its Civilian Education System program.

  • 50 pledge to continue Army careers on battleship Missouri

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Army Management Staff College reschedules Continuing Education for Senior Leaders class

    Oct 19, 2009

    The Army Management Staff College has rescheduled an upcoming Continuing Education for Senior Leaders class.

  • Army specialist steps into martial arts ring to test skills

    Oct 19, 2009

  • 130th Engineer Brigade recognizes warriors who keep communications seamless

    Oct 19, 2009

  • 732nd MI Bn is redesignated as the 715th Military Intelligence Battalion

    Oct 16, 2009

  • Hawaii wins first Commander's Cup at Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - The Hawaii Active Duty men's team captured its first-ever Commander's Cup at the 25th Annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington D.C., Sunday, placing first out of 50 teams in their division.

  • Range Training in India fires up Strykehorse Soldiers

    Oct 16, 2009

    CAMP BUNDELA, India (Oct. 16, 2009) - From the bottom of a hill, Indian Army Soldiers and U.S. Soldiers charged up to its crest, shooting and working their way together towards a common target at the top. Their positions covered by suppressive fire from two Stryker vehicles. This uphill range is only one of a spectrum of Indian Army ranges U.S. Army Soldiers had an opportunity to train with during the first mechanized Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09, an annual battalion-level exercise involving the two ground forces. The exercise, running from Oct. 12-27, allows participants to conduct multi-echelon, full-spectrum, combined operations.

  • Under secretary says Hispanic community shares Army values

    Oct 16, 2009

    When Dr. Joseph WestphalAca,!a,,cs father moved his family from Chile to the United States, he told them to never lose the pride of their heritage Aca,!" to maintain their language and their cultural connections.

  • Indian and U.S. Soldiers find similarity in the classroom

    Oct 15, 2009

    CAMP BUNDELA, India (Oct. 15, 2009) - Similarities and a common effort became apparent to participants of Yudh Abhyas 09 once the U.S. and Indian armies began their training for the annual bilateral field training exercise - both on and off the field.

  • The backbone

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Security awareness - Understanding foreign disclosure

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Commentary: Ditch that handshake for a smart salute

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Corps of Engineers pays first expanded Homeowners Assistance Program claim

    Oct 14, 2009

    Air Force major receives first check under HAP program enhanced by the Recovery Act ....

  • Medics polish skills during Tactical Combat Casualty Care workshop in India

    Oct 14, 2009

    CAMP BUNDELA, India (Oct. 12, 2009) - Medical personnel from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and the Indian Army's 31 Armored Division gathered to share information on the most resent medical techniques and applications of medical aids at Camp Bundela, India Oct. 12.

  • NCO Spotlight for October- Sgt. Terence Miller

    Oct 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii- Sgt. Terence Miller, Alpha Company, 205th Military Intelligence Battalion. 500th Military Intelligence Brigade is in October's spotlight for the Year of the NCO. An NCO who much more prefers working behind the scenes; he was surprised when he was chosen.

  • Hawaii wins first Commander's Cup at Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 13, 2009

    The Hawaii Active Duty men's team captured its first-ever Commander's Cup at the 25th Annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington D.C., Sunday, placing first out of 50 teams in their division.

  • Task Force Wings takes to MND-N skies

    Oct 13, 2009

    25th CAB's Transfer of Authority story and photos

  • Soldiers learn to connect mind, body, soul through breathing

    Oct 12, 2009

    Yoga was the first cultural exchange between the Indian Army and the U.S. Soldiers as part of Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09. YA09, which is scheduled for Oct. 12-27, is a bilateral exercise involving the Armies of India and the United States. The primary goal of the exercise is to develop and expand upon the relationship between the Indian and U.S. Army.

  • Strykehorse Soldiers give Indian Army first look at Strykers

    Oct 11, 2009

    Soldiers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, are deployed in support of Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09 in Babina, India, Oct. 10. YA09, which is scheduled for Oct. 12-27, is a bilateral exercise involving the Armies of India and the United States. The primary goal of the exercise is to develop and expand upon the relationship between the Indian and U.S. Army. The exercise represents the largest deployment of Strykers for Pacific Rim Soldiers outside of OEF and OIF.

  • Yakima Training Center takes on international look

    Oct 9, 2009

    Approximately 350 soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force made the trek to Yakima Training Center during September for a month of training. The troops were in the United States to take part in Exercise Rising Thunder, an annual training event that usually teams Japanese and American units.

  • Commentary: Help available to end domestic abuse

    Oct 9, 2009

    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.

  • MREs no longer contain 'mystery meat' of past

    Oct 8, 2009

    DoD's Combat Feeding Directorate set up an elaborate display with interactive activities on the floor of the AUSA Annual Meeting and Symposium, including a place for Soldiers to taste-test new ration items

  • Dual military spouses share deployment successes

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Tropic Lightning, 130th Eng. Bde. participate in Ramadan celebration

    Oct 8, 2009

  • 130th Engineers reflect upon Sept. 11 during Iraq run

    Oct 8, 2009

  • Rounding Up the 3/25 'Bronco' Deployment

    Oct 8, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 3rd "Bronco" Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, transfer their close working relationship with their Iraqi counterparts in Salah ad Din, to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., during a transfer of partnership ceremony held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Oct. 8.

  • USARPAC's Joint Task Force Homeland Defense swings into action for American Samoa tsunami relie

    Oct 8, 2009

    Terrorism, hurricanes or typhoons, floods and influenza provide many leadership challenges. In that Pacific region, Joint Task Force Homeland Defense (JTF-HD) is responsible for responding to these and other emergencies.

  • United States Army, Pacific cultural demonstrations at AUSA conference

    Oct 5, 2009

    Cultural demonstrations at the United States Army, Pacific booth during the annual Association of the United States Army Conference Oct. 5.

  • Minutes after tsunami strikes American Samoa, the U.S. Army Pacific ready to assist

    Oct 5, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Within minutes of receiving word of an earthquake and tsunami in American Samoa, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, elements of the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) were busy gathering information and preparing to provide humanitarian assistance or disaster relief. An 8.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the Samoa Islands region causing devastating 15-to-20-foot-high waves to cascade inland across the South Pacific archipelago, including the eastern side of American Samoa, a U.S. possession.

  • Minutes after tsunami strikes American Samoa, U.S. Army Pacific ready to assist

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Top engineer visits Sappers

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Global communications equipment moves closer to battle deployment

    Oct 2, 2009

  • 'Watchdogs' begin redeploying

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Deployed sergeant's MRAP invention may be mass produced

    Oct 2, 2009

    The new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles used in theater have proven extremely effective in protecting Soldiers of the 84th Engineer Battalion from deadly attacks by remaining extremists during their yearlong deployment.

  • 130th Eng. get C-IED aid from explosive hazards team

    Oct 2, 2009

  • "Tell Me A Story" promotes academic, emotional connections

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Senior Army Leadership Participation in Q & A Sessions during Association of U.S. Army Annual Me

    Oct 2, 2009

    The Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army top the list of senior U.S. Army leadership participating in sixteen 30-minute Q&A sessions during the 2009 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 5-7, 2009 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District of Columbia.

  • Fort Hood organizations assist 407th AFSB keep vital equipment in top shape

    Oct 2, 2009

    The men and women of the 407th Army Field Support Brigade are keeping Soldiers' equipment in tip-top shape while working in ways that use ingenuity and resourcefulness to save taxpayer money.

  • Combatives, mystery event cap Best Warrior finale

    Oct 2, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition concluded Oct. 3 with a mystery event and Combatives tournament.

  • ARRA: Defense Department announces Housing Assistance Program details

    Oct 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Housing Assistance Program, with $555 million boost from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  • Army answering flood of GI Bill questions

    Oct 2, 2009

    Three Soldiers in the Army's Enlisted Policy Division have been busy answering up to 100 questions daily from the field regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 1, 2009

    Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Oct 1, 2009

    2nd annual competition features $2000 prize FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Oct. 1, 2009) Aca,!" The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for the chance to win $2,000 as part of the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • USACR/Safety Center launches Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Oct 1, 2009

    The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information.

  • Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    Oct 1, 2009

    What once focused on the board appearance and common tasks testing evolved into today's Best Warrior Competition -- to include battle drills, combatives, detainee operations and stress fire drills. The Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition began in 2002 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., as the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition. Fort Lee has hosted the event for the past seven years.

  • Combined Federal Campaign officially underway

    Sep 30, 2009

    The 2009 Army Hawaii-Pacific Combined Federal Campaign officially started with a kick-off event held at Kalakaua Community Center Sept. 25.

  • More challenges await at Best Warrior

    Sep 30, 2009

    The third day at the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., included an Army Physical Fitness Test, written exam and essay, and an urban warfare orienteering course, conducted both in the day and nighttime.

  • NCO Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Tyler Fosheim

    Sep 30, 2009

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

  • Paralegal Warriors compete for best in USARPAC

    Sep 29, 2009

    Sgt. Jovanny Suarez, Tripler Army Medical Center, and Spc. Mark Schubert, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, bested eight other competitors from Hawaii, Japan and Alaska to be named this year's top paralegal warrior.

  • 'Operation Headrest' helps welcome home entire battalion

    Sep 29, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Home-comings are a busy time. As groups of Army spouses ready themselves and their families for the return of more than 3,400 Soldiers, many are working to make redeployment a memorable time for the entire battalion family, including their single Soldiers.

  • Equal Opportunity advisor receives 'Latina Style' award

    Sep 29, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The Department of the Army Equal Opportunity Policy Office has announced the recipient of the 2009 Latina Style Distinguished Service Award.

  • Ultimate Fighting Champion motivates wounded warriors

    Sep 29, 2009

    Fifty U.S. Army and Marine Corps wounded warriors were honored for their military service, here, Sept. 18, when they got an exclusive Thunderbirds air show preview and the opportunity to meet a local hero.

  • CID deploys sexual-assault investigators following course

    Sep 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command graduated 22 new sexual-assault investigators Sept. 4, from the Special Victims Unit Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • Maj. Gen. Fontaine starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon

    Sep 29, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon in downtown Moline, Ill., Sept. 27.

  • Best Warrior Competition continues

    Sep 29, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition continues at Fort Lee, Va., as the 24 competitors faced a board consisting of six command sergeants major and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, on Sept. 28. The next day, the warriors were issued their combat gear, received reflexive-fire instruction and engaged in media interviews.

  • 'Broncos' return home to Hawaii

    Sep 28, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Family and friends of approximately 1,050 "Broncos" from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), 25th Infantry Division (ID), are celebrating their Soldiers' return from Iraq after a successful yearlong deployment.

  • Welcome Social Kicks Off Best Warrior Competition

    Sep 27, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition kicked off Sept. 27 with a welcome social at Fort Lee, Va. Starting today and running through Oct. 2, 24 of the Army's elite Soldiers and noncommissioned officers representing 12 different commands will converge on Fort Lee to see who will be named this year's Soldier and NCO of the Year.

  • Pediatric cardiac screening provides hope for Iraqi children

    Sep 26, 2009

    The medical professionals of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and 47th Combat Support Hospital hosted a diagnostic cardiovascular screening session, Sept. 17, for 12 Iraqi children. The screening is the first phase of a Government of Iraq and United States forces effort to link potential sponsors from various non-governmental organizations to fund children's heart surgery.

  • Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2009

    Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

  • Battle for 'Best Warrior' brings 24 elite Soldiers, NCOs to Fort Lee

    Sep 25, 2009

    From Sept. 28 through Oct. 2, 24 of the Army's elite Soldiers and NCOs officers representing 12 different commands will converge on Fort Lee, Va., to see who will be named this year's Soldier and NCO of the Year.

  • Deployed Soldier uses Salsa dancing to help cope with combat environment

    Sep 25, 2009

    For one Soldier in attendance, Sgt. James Whorley, 23, a Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division imagery analyst, of Sacramento, CA, a devoted dancer who if given the opportunity would never miss the event, the passionate and lively Salsa night serve more to relieve stress and increase confidence.

  • Communication key to cavalry exercise

    Sep 25, 2009

    Slashing Sabers, a platoon-level exercise focused on the essential tactics of the cavalry, recently took place at a local training area outside Camp Hovey.

  • Lock and Load!

    Sep 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Staff Sgt. Jansen from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's Air Operations Center stationed at Hickam Air Force Base, prepares to fire the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon from the prone position at a range here during the command's Range Week September 7-11, 2009.

  • Lock and Load!

    Sep 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command fire the M16A2 rifle from the prone, unsupported position at a range here during the command's Range Week September 7-11, 2009.

  • On Line!

    Sep 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command fire the M16A2 rifle from the prone, unsupported position at a range here during the command's Range Week September 7-11, 2009.

  • U.S. Army sponsors first HIV vaccine trial to show some effectiveness in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVACR HIV and AIDSVAXR B/E lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo.

  • Interactive Training for Property Accountability

    Sep 23, 2009

    Discover information on distance learning (DL) courses and links to websites where Soldiers can take or order property accountability courses online.

  • Petraeus draws 'big picture' for Soldiers at Infantry conference

    Sep 23, 2009

    At the Infantry Warfighting Conference Tuesday, Gen. David Petraeus walked nearly 2,000 Soldiers through "the big picture," in respect to counterinsurgency operations in the region that constitutes the United States Central Command, the smallest but most volatile of the six U.S. geographic combatant commands.

  • Post-deployment Families reconnect at Kailua Beach Retreat

    Sep 22, 2009

    Family members work together at Kailua Beach Park, Hawaii, during the first U.S.Army, Pacific Family building retreat, an event for Soldiers recently returned from deployments and their Family members.

  • NCO Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Matthew Beach

    Sep 22, 2009

  • NCO Spotlight: 'Strive to be your best every day'

    Sep 22, 2009

  • The Edge: Kids learn to Excel, Develop, Grow and Experience during 'out-of-school' program

    Sep 18, 2009

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Shortly after plowing through several training stations set up inside of the gymnasium, here, 12-year-old Paige Bono found a place along a nearby wall to lean up against and rest her weary muscles.

  • Deadline nears for Joint Spouses Conference

    Sep 18, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Under the theme "Celebrate! Unity & Friendship," spouses from all service branches in Hawaii will gather, here, for a day of personal and professional development during the revamped 15th Annual Joint Military Spouses Conference, Oct. 16.

  • CYS2 announces USDA-funded meal reimbursement guidelines

    Sep 18, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Child, Youth and School Services (CYS2) is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded Child and Adult Care Food Program.

  • 9/11 remembrance ceremony honors heroes

    Sep 18, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 200 Soldiers and civilians gathered to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Friday, at the Main Post Chapel, here.

  • FRSAs learn about personnel issues at town hall

    Sep 18, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For the first time in 14 months, family readiness support assistants (FRSAs) collectively huddled with U.S. Army-Pacific (USARPAC) officers for an FRSA Town Hall meeting, here, Sept. 9, in the Schofield Barracks Main Post Conference Room.

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • Army warns against education counseling scams

    Sep 18, 2009

    Officials with the Army Continuing Education System caution that some civilian organizations are taking advantage of uninformed Soldiers.

  • Alaska paratroopers visit Afghan villagers, assess infrastructure

    Sep 17, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Richardson, Alaska's 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division talk with villagers in eastern Afghanistan while assessing local infrastructure.

  • Retired NCO reflects on lessons learned in uniform

    Sep 17, 2009

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Robert W. Elzy, now chief of Plans and Operations for U.S. Army Alaska G-1, says he has never lost the qualities that made him proud to wear the stripes of a noncommissioned officer.

  • Hawaii Military Working Dog Team Named "Top Dog" in Competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    After three days of fierce competition, a Hawaii-based working dog team outscored the competition and was named "Top Dog" in the 2009 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Competition. Staff Sgt. Marcus Bates and his working dog, Bennie, 13th Military Police Detachment, 728th MP Battalion, had the best overall performance among all the working dog teams and took home the top trophy. Approximately 30 teams from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Honolulu Police Department (HPD) and the Transportation Security Administration all gathered early in the week for a chance at the title of "Top Dog". During the competition, the dogs detected narcotics in a warehouse, ran through obstacle courses, and competed in a hardest-hitting dog competition to take down hostile personnel.

  • Infantry Soldiers in Hawaii Execute New EIB Testing

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, who conducted their Expert Infantry Badge testing Sept 9 through 11 at East Range, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, lead the way as the first Army unit to execute the new test. The new concept, called EIB 21, sends Soldiers down three individual "lanes:" the patrol, TCP, and urban lanes. As Soldiers progress through the lanes, they take out enemy positions, determine grid coordinates, and provide first aid on casualties.

  • 303rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) Activates in Hawaii

    Sep 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Sept. 15, 2009) -- U.S. Army, Hawaii's newest unit unfurled its colors during an activation ceremony here Tuesday. Soldiers of the 303rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) stood in formation on Hamilton Field as Col. Timothy Ryan, commander, 8th Sustainment Brigade (Provisional), and Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Branham, 303rd Ord. Bn. (EOD), uncased the battalion colors for the first time since the unit was inactivated in Germany in 1976.

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