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  • Captain breaks course record during local 10-mile race

    Jun 20, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Runners beat back the early-morning heat and humidity, here, as they watched their pacesetter blaze his way to a new course record during the 10-Mile Race Around Wheeler, June 13.

  • Big Island community joins PTA in birthday celebrations

    Jun 20, 2009

    HILO, Hawaii - Runners and walkers, from as far north as Honakaa and military veterans and supporters from as far south as Kau, came to Queen Liliuokalani Park, here, and joined the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) command and civilian employees in celebrating the U.S. Army's 234th birthday with a 5K Fun Run/Walk, June 13.

  • Families experience Hawaiian culture and dance at hula workshop

    Jun 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The instructions from the hula instructor came at a fast and furious pace, leaving several dozen fresh-faced students desperately trying to keep to the beat of the bottle-shaped gourd during a hula workshop, here, June 10.

  • Local Soldiers take flight with pilot training

    Jun 20, 2009

    HONOLULU - The sounds of plane engines roaring above echoed in the cool breeze as Sgt. David Wills, 732nd Military Intelligence Battalion, walked towards a Cessna N5329L aircraft outside of Flight School Hawaii, Inc., here, recently.

  • USAG-O bids aloha to Boussy, Gledhill

    Jun 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Friends, family members and guests gathered at Palm Circle, here, June 16, for a change of command ceremony honoring the outgoing and incoming commanders of U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu (USAG-O).

  • Palin resolves to make 2009 Year of the Noncommissioned Officer in Alaska

    Jun 19, 2009

    FORT RICHARDSON, Alaska, June 18 - History was made at Fort Richardson Thursday when Gov. Sarah Palin signed Senate Joint Resolution 17, proclaiming 2009 as the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps of the United States Army in Alaska.

  • Mobile counseling center extends VA outreach

    Jun 19, 2009

    A new mobile vet center joins 49 others across the country in an effort to find and help combat veterans and victims of military sexual assault who can't or won't make it to VA hospitals and centers. The motor coach will carry many of the services offered by the Tacoma Vet Center to the farthest reaches of Western Washington, to the places where studies suggest the greatest need resides. Franco Young of the Tacoma Vet Center estimated the veteran population in Washington at 650,000, among the highest in the country.

  • Garuda Shield Peace Support Operations

    Jun 19, 2009

  • The United States Army Field Band Noncommissioned Officer Shares Heritage, Selfless Service Through

    Jun 19, 2009

  • Stryker unit gives new gunnery training system first Armywide test run

    Jun 19, 2009

    A prodigious U.S. Army battlefield capability recently got cheaper and more lethal. The first Advanced Gunnery Training System for the Stryker Mobile Gun System was unveiled June 5 at Fort Lewis' Battle Command Training Center by Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation and the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

  • A noble knight in the Asian Pacific American Community

    Jun 19, 2009

    The words duty, honor, and country have been used for years to describe the American Soldier but the image of this motto should include SGT Butarbutar. He is regarded by all in United States Army Japan as the noblest of Soldiers with the finest military character, and as one of the most dependable.

  • Strong Bonds- Building Strong and Ready Families

    Jun 19, 2009

    Strong Bonds Married Couple's Retreat at Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii is one of the many ways the Army Chaplaincy takes cares of the Army Team and their families.

  • No Ordinary Day

    Jun 19, 2009

    The 25th Annual Great Aloha Run, was an 8.1 mile course that took the Soldiers from the well known Aloha Towers in downtown Honolulu, to the famous Aloha Stadium, in the same city, where great athletes showcase their talents year after year; and on that day, our Signal Soldiers were among those athletes.

  • NCO taking reenlistment to new heights

    Jun 19, 2009

    As a young Soldier, had you ever promised yourself that your 1st or NEXT Reenlistment would be something spectacular; something no one in your unit had ever done' Only to find on that celebrated day, you were yet again, standing in front of your platoon or company, right hand raised, repeating that time honored oath as you and countless others Soldiers stood there, less excited than you had planned. One Soldier in the 311th Signal Command was bound and determined not to make this scenario her destiny. Sgt. Johanna Lopez, a 35F in the 311th Signal Command G2 shop, made a promise to herself; and kept it, all with a supporting cast including, 2 airplanes, the 311th Chaplain, 21 fellow Soldiers, and a few parachutes!

  • Whistles, Dreams, and Gleeful Screams!

    Jun 19, 2009

    MSG Simard from the 311th Signal Command is a clear example of a great NCO that embodies selfless service. This NCO recipient of numerous Soldier of the Year awards; not only is he a great Soldier but also a volunteer and youth coach.

  • Palin resolves to make 2009 Year of the NCO in Alaska

    Jun 18, 2009

    History was made at Fort Richardson Thursday when Gov. Sarah Palin signed Senate Joint Resolution 17, proclaiming 2009 as the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps of the United States Army in Alaska.

  • Garuda Shield 09 training begins at Peacekeeping Center in Indonesia

    Jun 18, 2009

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • Runners remember fallen with 5K

    Jun 17, 2009

  • Signal Soldiers practice 'commo,' combat during FTX

    Jun 17, 2009

  • Anchorage baseball team honors military

    Jun 17, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska sergeant throws out first pitch at Anchorage Glacier Pilot baseball game.

  • 9th Army Band helps Palmer, Alaska celebrate heritage

    Jun 17, 2009

  • Exercise Garuda Shield 2009 opens in Indonesia

    Jun 17, 2009

    Approximately 1,000 Soldiers and Marines from nine countries gathered at the Tentara Nasional Indonesia Ankatan Darat, or Indonesian Army, infantry center to mark the official opening of Exercise Garuda Shield 2009, in Bandung, Indonesia, June 16.

  • Ailing teen becomes a Soldier for a day

    Jun 17, 2009

    With the help U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers, Kayla Colyer-Platzer, a 15-year-old battling Hodgkin's disease, fulfills her wish to become a Soldier for a day.

  • 'Pride of Service'- the role of the NCO

    Jun 17, 2009

  • Ailing teen becomes a Soldier for a day

    Jun 16, 2009

    Lately Kayla Colyer-Platzer's reality has been consumed with her battle against Hodgkin's disease. However, the 15-year-old high school student was able to get a break from her worries Monday when she became a Soldier for a day at Fort Greely.

  • U.S. Army Alaska celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 16, 2009

    FORT RICHARDSON, Alaska - U.S. Army Alaska marked the Army's 234th birthday June 15 with 3.9 mile run around Fort Richardson's garrison area. A cake-cutting ceremony capped the event with USARAK's oldest and youngest Soldiers doing the honors, in accordance with Army tradition.

  • United States Army, Pacific names NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Jun 15, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" Each Soldier started the Warrior Challenge even with zero points. After a week of combatives, a physical fitness test, land navigation and numerous other events, two Soldiers stood ahead of the rest.

  • United States Army 234th Birthday Ball

    Jun 15, 2009

  • Garuda Shield Humanitarian and Civic Assistance projects

    Jun 15, 2009

  • US, TNI-AD work together to ensure safety

    Jun 15, 2009

    BANDUNG, Indonesia - Staff Sgt. Mark Newgent, a native of Pearl City, Hawaii and force protection specialist assigned to the 9th Mission Support Command checks for explosives residue in a vehicle at a hotel in Bandung, Indonesia, June 12.

  • 19 nations gather for UN classes

    Jun 15, 2009

    BANDUNG, Indonesia - Officers from 19 nations gathered June 11 in Bandung, Indonesia, approximately 80 miles from Jakarta, for three days of academic classes as part of Garuda Shield 09. Pacific Command Global Peace Operations.

  • Fort Rucker opens new water park

    Jun 15, 2009

    Fort Rucker's new water park features water fun features for kids of all ages.

  • Army wins three Effie Awards for marketing

    Jun 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army was honored June 3 with three Effie Awards for brand marketing success at the 41st annual Effie Awards ceremony.

  • VIDEO: Chief of Staff Gen. Casey's Army Birthday message

    Jun 12, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, has a message for the Army Family on its 234th Birthday.

  • Makani Pahili '09 tests joint response: Garrison readies for Category 4 winds

    Jun 12, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Validating emergency operating plans and training officials to better protect the community, its members and installation assets, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) held its annual hurricane exercise, Makana Pahili, May 28-June 5.

  • 'Sex Signals' discusses preventing sexual assault through comedy

    Jun 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - One of the most popular improvisational shows on the mainland touched down on U.S. Army soil, here, earlier this week, leaving its Army Combat Uniform-clad audiences both in stitches as well as in a pensive state regarding sexual encounters.

  • Families flock to the Honolulu Zoo for annual Military Appreciation Day

    Jun 12, 2009

    HONOLULU - It wasn't too difficult to coax Spc. Richard Allen out of his lair, June 6, to join the thousands who flocked to the zoo take advantage of the free food, entertainment and activities during the Military Appreciation Day.

  • Celebrating Flag Day should be standard

    Jun 12, 2009

    The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. B.J. Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in a Fredonia, Wis., public school to observe June 14 as "Flag Birthday." Aug. 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

  • To the colors: the basics of flag folding by the 84th Engineer Battalion

    Jun 12, 2009

    The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. B.J. Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in a Fredonia, Wis., public school to observe June 14 as "Flag Birthday." Aug. 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. Hover over each photo for a description of the step in the flag-folding process.

  • 71st Chemical Team Gives Pacific New Capability

    Jun 11, 2009

    Under the relentless Hawaiian sun, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Soldiers of 3rd Platoon, 71st Chemical Company donned cumbersome personal protective equipment and set forth on a historical journey.

  • VIDEO: The 234th U.S. Army Birthday in the Year of the NCO

    Jun 11, 2009

    The 234th birthday commemorates the U.S. Army, which is achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong. In this Year of the NCO, we especially celebrate the long tradition of strength and leadership from the NCO Corps.

  • Poor economy, re-up rates prompt changes in retention

    Jun 11, 2009

  • 23-year old reserve helicopter pilot races in fix wing-transcontinental flight

    Jun 11, 2009

    When Lt. Heather Cupitt was a small child she had a dream of being a pilot. Aca,!A"My dad was in the Marines and when I was very young he would always show us clips of him being on the USS America during Vietnam working on the F4 Phantom,Aca,!A? she recalled. Aca,!A"Seeing him around aircraft made me realize that if my dad could work on them then maybe I could fly them. That got me interested in aviation just being around that environment.Aca,!A? Now, at the ripe old age of 23, Cupitt has not only learned to fly, she diversifiedAca,!"and added a transcontinental air race for women into the mix just for fun. CupittAca,!a,,cs voyage started with a patriotic desire, and financial consideration.

  • Asian-Pacific Americans celebrated during annual commemoration

    Jun 11, 2009

  • USASMA seeks input on name change

    Jun 11, 2009

    The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy is seeking input from the NCO Corps on an appropriate new name for the institution as it transitions from an organization focused on training, to one that is focused on education.

  • Humanitarian Aid to Sri Lanka

    Jun 10, 2009

    In today's world of economic disasters, unemployment levels not seen in 25 years, and the vast majority of mankind unwilling reach out and help someone, a small group of Japanese and Americans joined together this week to prepare products destined to Sri Lanka.

  • 20th SUPCOM conducts combined CBRNE training with ROK CBRNE forces

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Alaska Soldiers celebrate Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 9, 2009

    Alaska Soldiers celebrated the Army's 234th birthday in style June 5, while recognizing its past and present noncommissioned officers, who are considered to be the backbone of the nation's largest and oldest force.

  • USARPAC civilian workforce climbs as Scofield is promoted to DISL

    Jun 9, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- A new level of leadership emerged within the U.S. Army, Pacific with the June 5 promotion of Mr. Jim Scofield as the first Defense Intelligence Senior Level Special Advisor in the Pacific theater.

  • Army divers in Hawaii hone skills during deep-water exercise

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment are back on dry land, following 10 days of a dive recertification training exercise, May 11 through 22, in the coastal waters off the big island of Hawaii.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM TO JUMP WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH

    Jun 9, 2009

    Former President George H.S. Bush will celebrate his 85th birthday by jumping with the U.S. Army Parachute Team.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Soldiers Honored at Deployment Ceremony

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 130th Engineer Brigade bid farewell to their island home during a deployment ceremony on Hamilton Field here June 4. For the second time in a three year span, the Engineer Soldiers are answering their nation's call with a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Preston's birthday message

    Jun 9, 2009

    VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston wishes the Army a Happy 234th Birthday in the Year of the NCO.

  • Army Safety Center announces Peer to Peer contest winners

    Jun 8, 2009

  • Commentary: Important traditions seem to fade away

    Jun 8, 2009

    The traditions of service in the Army sometimes seem a bit disconnected from this what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world we live in. But those traditions became part of the fabric of the Army for very practical reasons. We should be very careful about turning away from those hard-earned lessons.

  • Commentary: Safety-briefing cliches carry meaning

    Jun 8, 2009

    Safety briefings my be full of cliche's but they carry wisdom from decades of painful, and deadly, experience.

  • June is National Safety Month

    Jun 8, 2009

    The USACR/Safety Center launches a Year of the NCO micro page to highlight the role of NCOs in safety, as part of National Safety Month.

  • Chemical companies from U.S., Korea compare techniques

    Jun 8, 2009

    Soldiers from 4th Chemical Co., 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion and Republic of Korea's 16th Chemical Battalion, 6th Corp. conducted a joint training exercise geared towards showcasing each other's techniques when it comes to a chemical attack June 2 at Camp Casey.

  • Couples reconnect and work to 'fireproof' their marriages

    Jun 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly 25 years after saying the words "I do" in a South Carolina church, Libby Bryant found herself inside a theater complex on Oahu, recently, watching the inspirational, gospel-centered movie "Fireproof" when she unexpectedly had an epiphany about her marriage.

  • Ask the Commander: latest communication aid

    Jun 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army Hawaii community has a new communications tool to ask questions about community issues and concerns directly to the garrison commander, appropriately called "Ask the Commander."

  • Commentary: Common threads bind attempts at suicide

    Jun 6, 2009

    It sounded like someone chopping onions on a cutting board as the specialist stabbed the long black blade around his fingers faster and more reckless with each pass between his fingers. I was an Air Force staff sergeant at the time of this incident, running the track while deployed at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kindom of Saudia Arabia, when I heard this noise and investigated.

  • Logisticians celebrate accomplishments and mission success at annual ceremony

    Jun 5, 2009

    June 2 marked the 5th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army, Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony and banquet.

  • Lt. Gen. Mixon Speaks to Kona Rotary

    Jun 5, 2009

    I would like to give you a brief overview of US Army Pacific engagements, our area of responsibility, the status of our transformation, the diversity of today's Army, and The Year of the NCO.

  • NCO Spotlight - US Army Band vocalist believes in adapting

    Jun 5, 2009

    NCO highlight features a senior soloist with the Army Chorus who treasures singing the National Anthem

  • FRG Round-Up addresses transition, integration issues

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Guest choir brings essential 'Joy' to season's first 'Concert on the Green'

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Warrior Division welcomes Ferrell as ADC-S

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Army Spouse Sets the Standard for Fitness

    Jun 4, 2009

    A military spouse, personal trainer and mother may be a lot to juggle for one woman but Christina Mace also challenged Hawaii's top female bodybuilders. During the 2009 Armed Forces Hawaii Military Bodybuilding Championship, she joined more than 40 participants vying for the title of champion.

  • Hawaii Soldier saves woman from drowning

    Jun 4, 2009

    HONOLULU, Hawaii (June 2, 2009)- "She looked dead, to be honest. She was turning blue and I couldn't find a pulse." Friday, May 29, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ian Stewart was eating breakfast in the Plaza Hotel restaurant, near Honolulu International Airport, after completing physical training with his unit, the 544th Transportation Detachment at Hickam Air Force Base. Stewart arrived in Hawaii two weeks earlier from a yearlong deployment to Kuwait, and took action to save a drowning woman from the hotel pool.

  • USARPAC's Joint Task Force Homeland Defense participates in hurricane preparedness exercise

    Jun 4, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER - Military and civil authorities test their skills this week for emergency response to a category four hurricane during Exercise Makani Pahili '09.

  • Army Family Action Plan Conference sends 9 issues to DA

    Jun 4, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- Members of the United States Army, Pacific Army Family Action Plan presented nine issues and recommendations affecting Soldiers, Family members and Department of Army Civilians in a conference here May 27-29.

  • CERDEC and Microsoft share research for multi-touch technology

    Jun 4, 2009

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center recently signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Microsoft to share research in support of developing multi-touch technology for the Warfighter.

  • DoD Education Activity changes DDESS enrollment policy for fallen warrior Family

    Jun 3, 2009

  • Deployable Assessment Team trains during Hurricane Preparedness Exercise 'Makani Pahili'

    Jun 2, 2009

  • Gates Receives Alaska Memento

    Jun 2, 2009

  • Deployable Assessment Team trains during Hurricane Preparedness Exercise Aca,!EoeMakani PahiliAca,!a

    Jun 1, 2009

  • Hurricane Preparedness Exercise Deployment Assessment Team

    Jun 1, 2009

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii - A Category 4 hurricane hits Hawaii, injuring hundreds and severely damaging the infrastructure, prompting the governor to ask the federal government for help. The military is asked to provide vital assistance.

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates conducts Town Hall Meeting in Alaska

    Jun 1, 2009

  • Army's new SELF program looks at Soldiers' total well-being

    May 27, 2009

    Tripler Army Medical Center's health clinic at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is the second medical facility Army-wide to implement the SELF program.

  • Military Recognition Luncheon honors warriors

    May 26, 2009

    HONOLULU, Hawaii - (May 20, 2009) A celebration of Soldiers returning from war was the theme of this year's Hawaii Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Military Recognition Luncheon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

  • ZAMA RESPONDERS ROLL OUT TO EXERCISE CBRNE AND AT/FP RESPONSE

    May 26, 2009

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan - A vehicle-borne explosive device detonates outside of a family high-rise apartment followed by the release of an unknown chemical compound.

  • Riders must be responsible

    May 22, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Army Hawaii community logged two motorcycle incidents during the past week - one ended in a fatality.

  • Financial Readiness: A Joint Mission Multiplier, Miami Garrison supplies the weapons to ensure perso

    May 20, 2009

    There is an enemy threatening our armed forces. This enemy is the leading cause or contributing factor in divorce nation-wide, eclipsing infidelity. This enemy is a stressor that can affect every facet of a service member's life and health. That enemy is financial instability; getting it under control has become a serious issue for Army leadership. "When Soldiers are distracted by personal problems, financial or otherwise, it diminishes their quality of life and their ability to focus on the mission at hand; and impacts overall unit readiness," said Army Vice Chief of Staff, General Peter W. Chiarelli in a recent 'VCSA Sends'. "As leaders we must always remember our primary responsibility to take care of Soldiers and their Families." U.S. Army Garrison - Miami is tasked with supporting the U.S. Southern Command, a joint regional unified command responsible for overseeing U.S. military operations in an area of focus that includes the Caribbean, Central and South America.

  • Wolfhounds compete in Best Ranger competition during deployment

    May 20, 2009

    Four Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Division, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division "Wolfhounds", became the first teams from a deployed unit to compete in the Best Ranger Competition during the 2009 event at Fort Benning, Ga, May 8-11.

  • Iraqi Police conduct search, clear farm land in Owja

    May 20, 2009

  • Ad Dujayl Council members meet, propose new sewer systems

    May 20, 2009

    In an attempt to solve this issue for the families of Ad Dujayl and increase their confidence in the Government of Iraq, leaders of the Provincial and City council along with Coalition forces gathered to discuss essential services and projects that will eventually lead to new sewer systems for the people of the city, May 12.

  • Provincial Investment Commission Offers Capital to Tuz Entrepreneurs

    May 20, 2009

    The Salah ad-Din Provincial Investment Commission visited entrepreneurs from Tuz April 30 to discuss potential business partnerships which will further stimulate the city's economic growth and foster an even more stable security situation.

  • Soldiers sharpen skills during exercise

    May 20, 2009

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Field exercises are the bread and butter of American Soldiers preparing to serve in operations anywhere in the world at a moment's notice.

  • Division Families enjoy hands-on experience at Korean Ceramic Expo

    May 20, 2009

  • Army divers in Hawaii prepare for deep sea mission

    May 18, 2009

    In the Army, engineers routinely fix, tear down and build structures on land. One such team of engineers does their tasks with an added challenge of an air tank strapped to their backs in depths far lower than commercial divers.

  • Learning a lost art

    May 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Native Hawaiian office and members of the Kapolei Hawaiian Civic Club presented the first first in a series of Hawaiian cultural programs, on the lost art of lei making, May 12. The next program will be a Hula demonstration, June 10, 5:30-7 p.m. Contact the library for more information at 808-655-8002.

  • Residents urged to prepare for hurricanes

    May 15, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - We are very fortunate to live here in Hawaii, but we are not immune to hurricanes and tropical storms that can be devastating to our island paradise. Although hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, it is always a good idea to stay vigilant and be prepared throughout the year.

  • The Contemporary Museum celebrates military families with free admission

    May 15, 2009

    HONOLULU - "I always get excited when I come to museums," said 10-year-old family member Rebecca Childers. "I see things I've never seen before."

  • Soldiers serve Army leaders with a smile

    May 15, 2009

    This is a story of the Executive Dining Facility whose Soldiers serve up masterpiece meals to the likes of Secretary Geren.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • NCOs lead the way at USARAK NCO Academy

    May 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers train at the Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Brevard NCO Academy.

  • 25th CAB's TF Diamond Head sharpens combat capabilities at PTA

    May 14, 2009

    FOB Warhorse served as the fictional setting for the final training exercise and CTE Full Spectrum Operations for Soldiers of Task Force Diamond Head which was composed of various elements of each of the 25th CAB's Battalions, as well as select Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Striker Brigade Combat Team. The CTE was the 25th CAB's final comprehensive training event prior to its deployment later this year and was conducted at several training locations, to include PTA.

  • Hawaii Soldiers celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage with fun, remembrance

    May 13, 2009

    As part of a celebration in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage month, Soldiers based in Hawaii recently received a taste of Polynesia culture through colorful dancing, heart-felt music and lively speeches.

  • 2008 female Athlete of the Year

    May 13, 2009

    First Lt. Kelly Calway holds many titles. The intelligence officer, assigned to the 500th Military Intelligence Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is a doting mother, loving wife, caring daughter, patriotic Soldier and the Army's 2008 female Athlete of the Year. It's the last title she said she's most to have.

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