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  • Logistics awards recognize the best in the Army

    May 13, 2009

    Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the Army's 2009 Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Cadets go from green to gold during Army commissioning program

    May 13, 2009

    HONOLULU - "This is really the best leadership program there is out there," said Cadet Capt. Mary Fulgencio. "It really teaches you how to run things and be able to figure out how to tackle issues you don't think you would ever come across."

  • Keiki learn bike safety

    May 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Brody Christensen, 11, adjusted his helmet and climbed on his bicycle studying the obstacle course in front of him. With a picture of a tricycle emblazoned on his blue T-shirt and the words, "chicks dig my ride" written underneath, Christensen was ready for the bike rodeo.

  • Developing leaders is job 1 at TRADOC

    May 12, 2009

    The operational environment of the future will present the Army and its leaders with hybrid threats, increased complexity and increased challenges that arise, when confronting an adaptive enemy, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command in a May 12 speech to the Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Warrior Transition Command stands up at Pentagon

    May 12, 2009

    A new command to provide sole guidance and policy for the Army's 36 Warrior Transition Units and the nine Community Based Warrior Transition Units was debuted May 11, in the Pentagon courtyard.

  • Iron medics test their skills during EFMB

    May 12, 2009

  • MacArthur awards go to company leaders reflecting duty, honor, country

    May 11, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented 28 Soldiers with the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award at a Pentagon ceremony Friday.

  • Battle of Attu

    May 11, 2009

    US triumphs over great odds to remove invaders from American soil.

  • 94th AAMDC competition weeds out top NCO, Soldier of Year

    May 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), based out of Fort Shafter, conducted a Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and Soldier of the Year competition here, April 26-29, to determine who among the ranks deserved to be recognized as the best and as the most qualified to represent the command in further competitions.

  • Military spouses share their stories of strength and service

    May 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - May 8 is a day for appreciation. On this day we reflect on the heroes that dedicate their lives to the well-being of Soldiers and our nation. These heroes are our military spouses.

  • DPW earns lion's share of awards for IMCOM

    May 8, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - Members of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii are making room on their walls for the awards they received in recognition of their outstanding service at the 53rd Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Luncheon and EXPO, May 6, at the Waikiki Sheraton Hotel, Hawaii Ballroom.

  • Sights unseen: Blind veteran reflects on Mount Rainier climb

    May 8, 2009

    Giving combat-injured veterans outdoor adventures has been the mission of "Camp Patriot," a nonprofit organization founded in Montana, since 2006. While most of the outings revolve around hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, the annual Mount Rainier Climb has become the organization's signature event. The third annual climb will take place July 5-10.

  • Commentary: Tobacco use just a form of slow suicide

    May 8, 2009

    It is no great revelation that young people start using tobacco to "fit in," or from peer pressure. Especially in combat units, lighting up, sharing a dip, or stuffing a cheek is a social occasion. Part of the bonding that takes place, especially in a combat zone, involves sharing a habit that is deeply ingrained in our image of Soldiers at war. The tragedy of it all, is that it makes so little sense.

  • Commentary: PT - 'you don't know what you've got till it's gone'

    May 8, 2009

    Physical training is one of the constants of Army service. No matter what you do, no matter where you are stationed, you will get to earn your daily ration of sweat. Soldiers have to be fit to do their jobs.

  • Army saves fuel and lives by bringing new life to an old technology

    May 7, 2009

    The Army is taking steps now to save fuel by revitalizing a 40-year old insulation method. But this method does more than decrease fuel consumption; it also helps save lives.

  • Partnership with NASCAR team brings technology benefits to Soldiers

    May 7, 2009

    The Army has a partnership with NASCAR team Roush-Fenway Racing to discover and test technologies that can transfer from the race track to the battlefield.

  • Brigade, PRT relationship creates opportunity in Salah ad-Din

    May 7, 2009

    Several senior leaders from the U.S. Embassy and Multi-National Corps-Iraq visited Contingency Operating Base Speicher, April 28, to review the progress achieved by the Salah ad-Din Provincial Reconstruction Team.

  • 'Iron' medics test their skills

    May 7, 2009

    Medics from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, known as the 'Iron Brigade', participated with their peers from all over the Korean peninsula in a two week Expert Field Medical Badge course. The first rotation took place Apr. 27 to May 8 at Korea's Warrior Base in order to increase their knowledge, improve their skills and to prove that they're the best at what they do.

  • Korea gets new Paladins

    May 7, 2009

    New equipment is always a welcome addition to any military unit but before it can be used, safety tests must be performed before Soldiers can use them. That's why the 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery put their 17 new M109A6 Paladins through their paces as they ran test fires, May 2, at the Korean Training Center.

  • Singapore Soldiers visit, exchange information with 45th Soldiers

    May 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Members of the Singapore Army visited Soldiers of the 71st Chemical Company, 45th Sustainment Brigade April 28 here to see the capabilities of their equipment.

  • Provincial police in Tikrit train to better serve Salah ad-Din

    May 6, 2009

    Salah ad-Din provincial policemen from the 3rd Emergency Response Unit in Tikrit increased their knowledge of these procedures to better serve the citizens of the province. The policemen trained with Soldiers of Company G, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Forward Operating Base Danger during the last week of April.

  • Army war games for future conflicts

    May 6, 2009

    The year is 2018 and North Korea has just crossed the DMZ, its Army camouflaged among refugees forced across the border into South Korea. It has nuclear weapons and has launched cyber attacks against the U.S. and South Korea.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts LandWarNet Conference

    May 5, 2009

    More than 300 information technology specialists, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Department of Defense Civilians, contractors and industry partners attended this year's conference held at Camp Stanley in Uijongbu, April 14-16.

  • ISF, CF hit bull's-eye in friendly marksmanship competition

    May 3, 2009

    Everyone was shooting, but no one was hurt when the Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police, the Sons of Iraq and Coalition forces fired AK-47s, M4 carbines, and Glock 9mm pistols together in a friendly shooting tournament at Forward Operating Base Bernstein, Iraq, April 19.

  • Newly elected SaD Provincial Council members visit 3IBCT

    May 3, 2009

    Amidst the whir of band saws and the hum of generators, the Salah ad-Din Province deputy governors and more than 30 newly-elected members of the Provincial Council and their guests learned how U.S. Soldiers and Iraqis are working together for peace and prosperity in the province on contingency operating base Speicher April 20.

  • Holocaust lessons recounted at Fort Shafter

    May 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii - The painful lessons of the Holocaust were recounted by a local writer and historian, here, April 21, during the Days of Remembrance observance sponsored by the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC).

  • Garden shows visitors a slice of the island Oahu

    May 1, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Did you know that one of the Waianae Mountain ridges was named after "crazy crabs" or that some of the plants near the North Shore's Kaena Point have hair-covered leaves to protect them from the sun's rays'

  • 8th TSC Soldiers lend support to improve PTA's Kipuka Trail

    May 1, 2009

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - Four Soldiers were just about done with unit training at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) when a different kind of service called.

  • Spouses celebrated in keeping Army strong

    May 1, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their families. Today, more than half the Soldiers serving are married and their spouses continue to routinely put the welfare of their Soldier, family and nation above their own.

  • Everyday heroes honored for outstanding community service

    May 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Members of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) gathered at the Hale, Ikena, here, to recognize the service and accomplishments of some everyday heroes at the 2009 Installation Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, April 23.

  • Army shows muscles at bodybuilding championship

    May 1, 2009

    The best bodybuilders from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines gathered in Hawaii, April 25, for the 26th Annual Armed Forces Hawaii Bodybuilding Championship.

  • 1st Special Forces Group returns from mission in South Korea

    May 1, 2009

    The 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) continues to maintain relations with their Republic of Korea special operations counterparts. This relationship is nurtured in combined annual training and continued communication.

  • New Provincial leadership tours Joint Coordination Center

    May 1, 2009

    The incoming governor of Salah ad Din province brought the provincial leadership to an orientation tour of the Provincial Joint Coordination Center in Tikrit April 23.

  • New medical center opens its doors in Huwaish

    May 1, 2009

    Scores of Iraqi citizens joined city, provincial and coalition leaders March 18 in commemorating the official opening of the Al Huwaish Medical Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Samarra, Iraq.

  • ISF open Joint Coordination Center in Bayji

    May 1, 2009

    After months of coordination, construction and training, the new $500,000 Iraqi-funded Bayji Joint Coordination Center officially opened its doors for business April 12.

  • Hawaii JROTC Cadets Honored at Fort Shafter

    Apr 30, 2009

    Approximately 800 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from 26 high schools were honored during the 27th Annual GovernorAca,!a,,cs JROTC Review and Awards Ceremony on historic Palm Circle April 30.

  • USARPAC STB Convoy Training

    Apr 29, 2009

    Soldiers assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, United States Army, Pacific, participate in convoy training operations.

  • Engineers Train for Success in Hawaii

    Apr 28, 2009

    A platoon of Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 130th Engineer Brigade, donned their combat gear, climbed aboard humvees and prepared to roll out for their mission April 23 during a training exercise at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Soldiers honed their combat capabilities on the road as they prepare themselves against the threat of improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire downrange in Iraq.

  • Balikatan Troops Spread Goodwill to Philippine People

    Apr 28, 2009

    SORSOGON PROVINCE, Republic of the Philippines - The Medical Civil Action Projects of Balikatan 2009 have attracted local citizens from all over the Bicol region of the Philippines. Each person arrived with a story to tell.

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers Inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Apr 28, 2009

    The U.S. Army-Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club hosted its quarterly induction ceremony, Wednesday at the Hale Ikena here, and also recognized two Dr. Mary E. Walker award recipients. Four new members were inducted into SAMC, which recognizes exemplary performance by noncommissioned officers (NCOs) throughout the Army.

  • Combat Sustainment Soldiers Train For Deployment

    Apr 28, 2009

    One year ago, Soldiers from the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion returned from a long deployment in Iraq. No strangers to training, the Soldiers traveled to Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in April to hone their war fighting capabilities for any future deployments.

  • 'Voices of Men' Informs, Educates Hawaii Soldiers

    Apr 28, 2009

    To the music of "Eye of the Tiger," the feminist, activist Ben Atherton-Zeman took the spotlight at 9th Mission Support Command Auditorium April 22 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, to raise awareness about sexual assault. As part of the nationwide observance this month to raise awareness about one of the country's most under-reported crimes, Defense Department officials have developed initiatives and unconventional teaching methods to help prevent sexual assault.

  • General Passes on Love of Reading

    Apr 28, 2009

    MG Raymond Mason, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command made a special trip to Gustav H. Webling Elementary School, April 17 to promote reading and the month of the military child.

  • Tropic Lightning Security Detachment Donates Books to Local Tikrit Schools

    Apr 27, 2009

    Soldiers with the 25th Special Troops Battalion, 25th Infantry Division's Security Detachment distributed dozens of boxes of text books to several local "primary schools", near Tikrit, Iraq, April 20.

  • The Voices of the CH-47 Chinook

    Apr 27, 2009

    For many first-time passengers, these voices are noises, threatening to deafen unprotected ears and, still, overwhelming even the protected. For the Soldiers and military personnel who operate these aircraft daily on an intimate level, these voices are clear and defined, speaking volumes of information. The CH-47 Chinook Helicopter's remarkable hold over those who know it best.

  • Army Hawaii gives thanks to volunteers

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 25 community volunteers, senior spouses and garrison leadership rallied together the morning of April 20 to kick off the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Volunteer Appreciation Week activities with a special breakfast and shopping event at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) Main Exchange, here.

  • Earthday Festival: AHFH promotes sustainable communities

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "When is my interview'" 10-year-old Aaron Washington eagerly inquired, repeatedly. The Solomon Elementary School fourth grader wanted to make certain he would be on-the-record concerning his views about Earth Day. He came prepared to share his environmental wisdom.

  • Directorate of Public Works leader named best support executive

    Apr 24, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Recently, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) earned several environmental and conservation awards. However, the programs that garnered the recognition didn't happen in a vacuum. In fact, they had to be nurtured like seedlings in a garden.

  • Annual Balikatan 2009 exercise begins in the Philippines

    Apr 24, 2009

    Balikatan 2009 jumped off to a running start as Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam National Guard, joined together with Filipino soldiers from the 49th Infantry Battalion at Fort Magsaysay military reservation, four hours from the Philippine capital of Manila.

  • Neighborhoods warmly accept Soldiers

    Apr 24, 2009

    The Soldiers, assigned to the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam National Guard, together with soldiers from the Republic of the Philippines Army's 49th Infantry Battalion, were there to aid the neighborhood in fixing their cherished, yet aging, elementary school.

  • 'Take Back the Night' rally brings sexual assault into the spotlight

    Apr 24, 2009

    In a unified effort, nearly 500 servicemembers and civilians completed a 1.8-mile walk and attended a rally designed to bring awareness and promote a stand against sexual assault.

  • 3IBCT Soldiers inspired by visit from heroes

    Apr 24, 2009

    When the two old men arrived their appearance personified a leadership trait that no one could ignore. The Vietnam veterans were humbly dressed in civilian clothes, but still had a core of military bearing, despite having been retired for many years.

  • Iraqis, Soldiers Respond to Vehicle Collision

    Apr 24, 2009

    A day like any other day for several Soldiers serving with the 607th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, instantly halted, as local Iraqis and U.S. military Soldiers took action to administer medical aid to injured Iraqis at a moments notice.

  • Army launches Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention Campaign

    Apr 23, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli recently signed the Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention. This comprehensive plan mandates unprecedented changes in Army doctrine, policy, and resource allocation, and provides immediate guidance to commanders to address the problem of suicides.

  • 18th MEDCOM NCO training

    Apr 23, 2009

    The training was designed to familiarize NCOs with operations in mountainous terrain, survival techniques, basic mountaineering and orienteering.

  • From Baltimore to the Army, a tale of marriage

    Apr 23, 2009

    Once upon a time, when a Soldier in the Army wanted to get married there was a good chance he would hear someone say, "If the Army had wanted you to have a wife, it would have issued you one." While the Army certainly didn't issue spouses, its outlook on married soldiers has changed dramatically. Just ask Warrant Officer Steven Kambouris and his wife, Staff Sgt. Adrienne Kambouris-who he met while in the Army.

  • 26 former insurgents reconcile in Tikrit

    Apr 23, 2009

    Members of the Tikrit Reconciliation Committee, including Weil Ibrahim, the Mayor of Tikrit; Col. Emad Nofan, the Tikrit Police District Chief; and Col. Iyad, the Tikrit JCC Chief, reconciled 26 criminals ranging from petty criminals to know terrorists from the Tikrit and Al Alam Police Districts April 5.

  • Iraqi medical personnel learn advanced pre-hospital care

    Apr 23, 2009

    Soldiers of 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division partnered with the Iraqi Ministry of Health to provide a series of training events geared toward creating an emergency medical system program and improving efficiency in pre-hospital care for civilian health professionals from the Tikrit General Hospital and 4th Iraqi Army Division medical personnel.

  • Thirty-five years later

    Apr 23, 2009

    I wasn't very old in April of 1974, but it made a heck-of-an impression on me. That was the year I added the word "tornado" to my vocabulary. It is remembered as "the year of the great tornado outbreak" because of the 148 tornados that were spawned in 13 states over a 16 hour period. I was too young to understand anything but, "hide from the wind." End: There are countless emergency situations that can arise, and when one community is called to help another the best possible scenario is that everyone involved took the time to be prepared.

  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces celebrate Partnership Day

    Apr 23, 2009

    Jazz music performed by the 25th Infantry Division band set the scene as Iraqi and Coalition Forces Soldiers celebrated their 1st Partnership Day with beef bar-b-que, competitive sports and training exercises at Forward Operating Base Dagger, April 9.

  • When Nature Plays Rough-- part 1

    Apr 23, 2009

    Story was designed to be a "call to action" for disaster preparation by recounting the F5 tornado that hit this area 35 years ago this month. It is a two-part story that ends with the ice storm that crippled most of this state earlier this year. The interviews were with people who were affected by both events, how they handled them, and how they prepare. It includes information from Emergency Management Operations, and talks about "Ready Army."

  • It's great to have a dog in the fight

    Apr 23, 2009

    Thomas and Britt are assigned to the 148th Military Police Detachment and attached to the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division during their deployment. Thomas, a Cincinnati native, a member of the Military Police Corps, went to a special military school to become a dog handler. Britt is what's known as a PEDD - a Patrol/Explosive Detection Dog. That means he can be used for intimidation purposes and sniff out anything from detonation cord to bulk explosives

  • 2ID Spartans earn their Shield

    Apr 21, 2009

    Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Order of the Hoplite in order to earn their 'shields' and keep tradition alive April 9 to 10 at Camps Casey and Hovey, Korea.

  • Lessons learned at JRTC for Old Guard Soldiers

    Apr 20, 2009

    FORT POLK, La. - "RPG! RPG! Get out of the way!!" A Soldier yells to his comrades in the Afghanistan National Army as they look his way, confused, not understanding what he is yelling about.

  • First four-star female general amazed by Sierra's unique capabilities, strategic location

    Apr 20, 2009

    Sierra Army Depot had the opportunity to show off their unique capabilities April 2 to the Department of the Army's highest ranking female officer.

  • Commentary - small measures can yield big energy savings

    Apr 17, 2009

    We take energy for granted. When you flip the switch, the lights come on. When the thermostat reaches the red line, you hear the hum of a distant fan and warm air blows out of the grate. For much of the world's population - and even for parts of the U.S. - that isn't the way it is. Energy is a limited commodity. There is only so much to go around in any area. When demand exceeds production, something has to give. In many places that means almost daily "brown outs," where the flow of electricity is intermittent or irregular.

  • Rangers walk in annual Bataan Memorial March

    Apr 17, 2009

    Five Rangers from Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, participated in the 20th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands, N.M., March 29.

  • Opportunities For Veterans

    Apr 16, 2009

    Corps of Engineers, Ohio River Division, seeks Veterans for Civilian positions.

  • USARAK NCOs in Action: Arctic Light Individual Training

    Apr 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska NCOs conduct Arctic Light Individual Training in extreme cold weather conditions at Fort Wainwright. The three-day course helps minimize cold weather injuries by preparing Soldiers for operating in extreme cold weather. It also assists leaders in mitigating the risks associated with the cold.

  • USARAK NCOs in Action: Zero Range

    Apr 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska NCOs in action

  • USARAK NCOs in Action: SFC Kieth Hiura

    Apr 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska NCOs in action

  • PT in the park

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 157 children showed up to PT in the Park, the kick off event for Month of the Military Child for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, April 4, at Bennett Youth Center. Mickey and Minnie Mouse were on hand to lead the children, ages 2-8, and their parents through an aerobic "mousercise."

  • JROTC cadets hone leadership skills during spring break

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 200 cadets represented the Army and Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) at the 38th Annual JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) held March 26-April 2, here, at Area X.

  • Athletes participate in Special Olympics

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Repeat after me," said Special Olympics athlete Kimo Costa. "Let me win."

  • 'Lunch and Learns' serve up prevention

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Quintin Ewing and Bernadette Wong are on a mission. They are members of a small army of education and support professionals working to raise awareness about child abuse prevention, one family at a time.

  • Early return of dependents Aca,!" a last resort

    Apr 9, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" Although some people may believe that Early Return of Dependents action is a way for the military to deal with troubling family matters, this is not entirely true.

  • Fort Carson new home to Apaches

    Apr 8, 2009

    Twelve of the 24 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division arrive at Fort Carson as part of that unit's realignment.

  • Drill Sergeants debunk myths

    Apr 8, 2009

    For years Hollywood has presented Army drill sergeants as gruff, in-your-face, yelling, and spitting Mad Max machines. And perhaps once-upon-a-time its stories portrayed an image that was partly deserved.

  • Family of slain Soldier opens hearts to school children

    Apr 8, 2009

    Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, traveled through Moa'tusm, a small town outside Samarra, to the village of Taraysha, to visit with and give gifts to the children in the area. The backpacks, filled not only with school supplies, but also with treats and toys, were sent on behalf of the Hyde family, of Modesto, Calif. 1st Lt. Daniel Hyde was a platoon leader in Company A, and was killed March 7 by an insurgent attack in Samarra.

  • Al Rega school students receive much needed supplies

    Apr 8, 2009

    1st Lt. Daniel Flynn, a platoon leader in Company C, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, met with Maj. Adil Yusef Khalef, director general of internal affairs in the region, to coordinate the delivery of more than 200 backpacks filled with pens, pencils, paper and notepads.

  • Bara'ia families receive food, water and farming supplies

    Apr 8, 2009

    Soldiers from the Spartan platoon of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, delivered several cases of Halal meals to families in the neighborhood.

  • School improvements coming to Zaggurbanya village

    Apr 8, 2009

    Cpt. Mike Keifman, the chaplain for Special Troops Bn., 3rd Inf. Bde. Combat Team, 25th Inf. Div., and his Iraqi Army counterparts are charged with improving the school before the beginning of the next school year.

  • Warriors sign wall of fame, 'graduate' from Warrior Transition Clinic

    Apr 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - As patients walk into the Warrior Transition Clinic (WTC), health care posters, numerous handouts and fire escape plans hang on the wall - all information patients would expect in a health clinic. However, something unusual sticks out.

  • Soldiers and veterans share combat experiences, healing over coffee

    Apr 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers, generations apart, discussed the realities of combat during "Java with Joe," at the Tropics, here, April 1.

  • OANRP restores Makua Valley, protects endangered species

    Apr 6, 2009

    MAKUA VALLEY, Hawaii - The rough crunching sounds of spiked hiking shoes mixed with morning bird calls, as a crew of field technicians from the Oahu Army Natural Resource Program (OANRP) made their way into the native forest at the back of Makua Valley, recently.

  • Men, women learn sexual assault prevention

    Apr 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - You enter the barracks, you see a couple stumbling down the hallway. Their hands are all over each other in a clearly sexual way. A few minutes later, you hear a struggle, then loud voices and yelling coming from the room they entered. What would you do'

  • U.S., R.O.K Artillery Battalions camaraderie is 'Second to None'

    Apr 6, 2009

    Members of the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery and the Republic of Korea's 7th Artillery Brigade, 661st Field Artillery met to discuss the units new Paladins, discuss tactics, techniques and procedures, and to have a friendly match of soccer.

  • Units of 1HBCT, 2ID still make time for families

    Apr 6, 2009

    1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the 2nd Infantry Division take a day to celebrate families.

  • Generals visit Bronco Brigade

    Apr 3, 2009

  • Soldiers sort half-a-million school books for Iraqi children

    Apr 3, 2009

    Soldiers of 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, helped bring some excitement to Iraq as they packaged and prepared the first shipment of more than 600,000 'My Arabic Library' books to be delivered to Iraqi schools throughout the Salah ad-Din province, in a combined effort to introduce and establish better learning environments and library systems for Iraqi children.

  • Iraqi medical conference brings new knowledge to district

    Apr 3, 2009

    The content of the medical lecture might have seemed standard fare to a normal American medical student, but to the Iraqi physicians, nurses and midwives starved for modern medical training, it was the cutting edge.

  • Clean water for Al Tuth village

    Apr 3, 2009

    Coalition forces joined Samarra's director general of water in flipping the switch on a new water treatment facility in the Al Tuth neighborhood of Samarra, March 30.

  • Reconciliation offers fresh start in Tuz

    Apr 3, 2009

    The Iraqi Army reconciled more than thirty people in the Salah ad-Din Province, March 31 with technological help from Soldiers from the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

  • Final SoI transfer in Northern Iraq

    Apr 3, 2009

    Iraqi government officials, provincial government leaders, sheikhs and military members from the 4th Iraqi Army and 25th Infantry Division celebrated the formal transfer of control with a signing ceremony in a palace on the banks of the Tigris River.

  • Fallacies about civilian misconduct debunked

    Apr 2, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Civilian Misconduct Action Authority is the process used for civilian residing overseas with their sponsor who break the law in their host nation. Used as a surrogate to the local judicial system, CMAA reinforces and supplements civilian legal processes.

  • Women's History Month observed at Fort Shafter

    Apr 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - (March 31, 2009) The Oahu Army community observed Women's History Month, here, with the theme, "Women taking the lead to save our planet."

  • Returning Soldiers and Families find support to grow stronger

    Apr 1, 2009

    Spouses from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team take a quick break between Family Strong Series classes at the Main Post Chapel Annex, Schofield Barracks.

  • 368th Military Police Train for Deployment

    Mar 31, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - (March 27, 2009) Spc. Michael Winn (on left) and Spc. Ronnie Manibusan, both from the 368th Military Police Co., Guam National Guard, prepare operations communications equipment from the unit's control room. The 368th MPs are training in preparation for a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Sergeants' Time Training at the Obstacle Course

    Mar 31, 2009

  • USARPAC Conducts WLC for Indonesian Sergeants

    Mar 30, 2009

    United States Army, Pacific operations non-commissioned officer, discusses troop leading procedures with an Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Darat (TNI-AD) instructor during the Warrior Leader Course.

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