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  • Whatever age, whatever sport, protect the eyes

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Commentary: As it should be

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Senior Army leaders from 26 nations gather in Tokyo to discuss security, cooperation

    Aug 24, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff equivalents from 26 countries and senior staff officers from 31 countries around the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions gathered to officially open the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference VI and the Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXIII in a ceremony at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Aug. 24.

  • Co-hosts meet before Pacific Armies Management Seminar in Tokyo

    Aug 22, 2009

    TOKYO - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, United States Army, Pacific, introduces his wife, Rhonda, to Lt. Gen. Toshiyuki Morotomi, commanding general, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Readiness and Development Command, Aug. 22. Mixon and Morotomi are co-hosts of Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXIII held concurrently with the sixth iteration of the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference, the largest regional partnership conference in the U.S. Army.

  • Co-hosts meet before the Pacific Armies Management Seminar

    Aug 22, 2009

    TOKYO - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, United States Army, Pacific, introduces his wife, Rhonda, to Lt. Gen. Toshiyuki Morotomi, commanding general, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Readiness and Development Command, Aug. 22. Mixon and Morotomi are co-hosts of Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXIII held concurrently with the sixth ineration of the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference, the largest regional partnership conference in the U.S. Army.

  • Co-hosts meet before Pacific Armies Management Seminar in Tokyo

    Aug 22, 2009

    Co-hosts meet before PAMS XXXIII in Tokyo

  • Mass casualty drill: scenes from USAG-HI's annual antiterrorism exercise

    Aug 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Members from the Schofield Barracks Health Center, Medical Company C, administer triage at a mobile decontamination site set up in front of the clinic during the full-scale U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Annual Antiterrorism Exercise, Aug. 19.

  • PAIO conference develops strategic goals to sustain USAG-HI

    Aug 21, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Most days of the year, the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) leadership spends its time ensuring that quality services are provided to Soldiers and families.

  • Pililaau: A hero's legacy lives on at local Army recreation facility

    Aug 21, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - The gentle waves and pristine white sandy beach, combed by the soft winds and Hawaiian scents of Oahu's sunny Leeward coast, were integral parts of one young Soldier's upbringing.

  • Green Belt class aims to improve communication

    Aug 21, 2009

    Seeking to improve the process by which hearing-impaired employees request interpreters, ASC has launched a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project. Two training sessions set the stage for the project. They were held on June 15-19 and July 13-17 in the Army Sustainment Command Headquarters' Command Assessment and Continuous Improvement Conference Center.

  • Installation supply, maintenance activities set to reorganize

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large but quiet change will take place in Army installation supply and maintenance activities during the next two years.

  • Exercise Pacific Reach 2009

    Aug 21, 2009

    Active duty and Army Reserve Soldiers from around the world converged on Yokohama North Dock, Tokyo, Japan for Exercise Pacific Reach 2009, Aug. 1-21. The Soldiers trained on how to draw prepositioned stocks, perform maintenance, and to test the capabilities of the prepositioned stock.

  • Motorcycle safety in spotlight

    Aug 20, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii launched its inaugural advanced motorcycle training course, here, Aug. 17-20. The course is part of a pilot program, developed by the garrison's Installation Safety Office, in an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle-related fatalities for Soldiers stationed in Hawaii.

  • United States Army, Pacific Main Command Post in action during UFG

    Aug 19, 2009

  • Soldiers learn to impart mental toughness on others

    Aug 19, 2009

    Some 50 Soldiers will finish up "master resiliency training" this week in Philadelphia, Pa., as part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Local Alaska community honors USARPAC NCO of the Year

    Aug 14, 2009

    Local Alaska community members honor the 2009 U.S. Army Pacific NCO of the Year Staff Sgt. Neftali Bonilla, of Task Force 49, U.S. Army Alaska, during a ceremony at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Aug 13.

  • Spotlight NCO: U.S. Army Alaska small group leader puts stamp on WLC students

    Aug 14, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Matthew D. Hendrix is a small group leader (SGL) at the Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Brevard Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Richardson, Alaska, where he helps groom tomorrow's leaders as part of the cadre of instructors who lead the Warrior Leader Course (WLC). He thinks the top factors that make him stand out as an NCO are his dedication to the Army and the drive for the success of his mission.

  • Unintended footsteps: Grandson follows his grandfather

    Aug 14, 2009

    Spc. John Sheldon, who is from Pittsburgh, Pa., had not intended to join the Army; he certainly did not intend to become a public affairs specialist, and he did not intend to follow in his grandfathers footsteps. But that's exactly what he has done-in his own way. ....Sheldon's grandfather was Walter, or Walt, Sheldon. ....."He is best known for his nonfiction work-it started with detective novels to pay the bills," John said. "(His writings were) first hand, non-fiction accounts and interviews of the occupation of Japan, and history of Vietnam, the history of the Korea war, and other biographical and U.S. military history books. (His best known work) is the 'The Honorable Conquerors' and it is also the most referenced book about the occupation of Japan." Other non-fiction work includes "Tigers in the Rice" 1969, "Hell or High Water" 1968, and "Tour of Duty" 1959.

  • Arctic MP NCOs lead team into Warrior Police Challenge

    Aug 14, 2009

    Nine U.S. Army Alaska military police officers were physically and mentally put to the test Aug. 6 - 7 at Fort Richardson during tryouts for the Warrior Police Challenge.

  • USARAK NCOs ready Soldiers for deployment

    Aug 13, 2009

    Leaders of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, at Fort Richardson, Alaska prepare Soldiers for deployment by conducting Individual Readiness Training Aug. 10 at the Education Center. The Soldiers will join the 4-25 units already conducting missions in Afghanistan. The IRT classes included lessons on security and route safety, combat life saving methods and first aid, and operational security.

  • "Wings of Lightning" Combat Aviation Brigade returns to Iraq

    Aug 13, 2009

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade held its deployment ceremony at Wheeler Army Airfield, Aug. 10, signifying the official start of the unit's deployment to northern Iraq.

  • Khaan Quest 2009 begins with UNSOC

    Aug 13, 2009

    Approximately 35 officers representing nine countries began the United Nations Staff Officers Course, the first official event of Khaan Quest 2009, on Monday.

  • USASMA unveils foyer dedicated to former student

    Aug 13, 2009

    The first Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff is recgonized at the United States Sergeants Major Academy.

  • Exercise Pacific Reach 2009 tests watercraft capabilities

    Aug 13, 2009

    Active-duty and Army Reserve Soldiers from the across the globe are testing the readiness of the Army's prepositioned set four during military exercise Pacific Reach 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Suicide -when destructive thoughts turn to actions

    Aug 12, 2009

    It probably started before the birth of her second child, but by the time she started back to work from maternity leave she was in full blown depression-and it only got worse.

  • HQ TRADOC recognizes Retention Teams

    Aug 12, 2009

    HQs TRADOC hosts annual retention seminar at Hampton Roads Convention Center.

  • Sustainability includes a stable workforce, involved community

    Aug 11, 2009

    In part two of the series, the program manager discusses the vital role community plays in sustaining the armed forces. Community involvement is an indispensable component of the Army system.

  • 'Muck wars' brings Club Beyond youth group together

    Aug 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 local teens slid into an evening of fun and fellowship during a Club Beyond event held at Stoneman Field, here, July 29.

  • Educated Soldiers win wars, TRADOC tells educators

    Aug 11, 2009

    "The side that has the smartest Soldiers ... is the side that wins war."

  • USARPAC Civilians exercise their health,wellness

    Aug 10, 2009

    Dozens of Department of Army Civilians and Soldiers gathered at historic Palm Circle for a 2.5 mile walk, Aug. 7, to kick off the third U.S. Army, Pacific Civilian Health and Wellness Fair.

  • Garrison Supports Strong Families

    Aug 10, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison - Miami is promoting strong military families by sponsoring several programs, national and local, to give servicemembers and DoD employees the tools to develop a strong marriage. Joe Walker, garrison family advocacy program manager, arranged for more than 20 military and civilian couples to participate in two separate programs, a Marital and Relationship Conference and "A Weekend to Remember," both at no charge and one with free day care. The weekend conferences were filled with classes, speakers and workshops designed to foster better communications between married and almost-married pairs. The benefit to the military is obvious, Walker said. "When you are talking about marriage counseling you are talking about prevention," he said. "Anything that you can do to ensure the safety and wholeness of a family helps ensure readiness for the mission and helps the families know that we are here for them, the greater military family."

  • Americans and Iraqis work to urgently preserve Iraqi cultural landmark

    Aug 10, 2009

    The ancient Assyrian City of Ashur faces imminent threats. Recent construction of a dam on the Tigris River is causing large sections of the City to be swept away, while other precious artifacts are being looted.

  • Military spouses advance with MyCAA

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Obtaining full replacement value on PCS move-damaged property

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Commentary: Leaders can lead the effort to reduce PT injuries

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Injuries: the modern military epidemic

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Commentary: Opening of the Defense Acquisition University

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Soldiers can find a sympathetic ear online, through TRIAP

    Aug 7, 2009

    Soldiers who need somebody to talk to, any time of the day or night, can turn to the TRICARE Assistance Program.

  • Forbes ranks West Point as nation's top college

    Aug 7, 2009

    A report released Wednesday by Forbes magazine ranked the U.S. Military Academy as the top college in the country in their America's Best College review.

  • Residence-related Army accidents down by more than 100

    Aug 6, 2009

    US Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center sees a reduction in residence-related accidents for this fiscal year.

  • Ordnance Museum begins move to Fort Lee

    Aug 6, 2009

  • Hawaii-based divers repair Alaskan breakwater

    Aug 4, 2009

    Seventeen members of the Army's 7th Diving Team, stationed at Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii, traded in their board shorts and t-shirts for dry suits and sweatshirts July 14, as they began a month-long mission to repair a floating breakwater system at Bar Point Harbor in Ketchikan, Alaska.

  • MILITARY TALENT TAKES CENTER STAGE

    Aug 4, 2009

    Soldiers, spouses and military affiliates were greeted by flashing cameras and elegantly dressed ushers as they walked the red carpet to watch talent hopefuls take the stage during a U.S. Army Festival of the Arts and Recreation Program Events Competition, Talent Show at the Tropics Recreation Center, here, Saturday.

  • DoD Personal Property Program actively seeks servicemembers' input

    Aug 4, 2009

    Have you ever had your household goods moved and at the end of the process, thought, 'That was the best move I've had, I hope my next move is that good.' Or conversely, 'That move was horrible, I hope no one else has to use movers like these.'

  • Class teaches kids how to stay safe when home alone

    Jul 31, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Children learned how to be responsible and take charge when they're home alone during a class at the Kalakaua Community Center, here, July 22.

  • MMA brings military, local fighters to a faceoff

    Jul 31, 2009

    Military and local fighters threw punches, kicks and bodies during the first ever mixed martial arts event at the Tropics Recreation Center, in Hawaii, July 25.

  • The Best of the 'TF Lightning' Warriors

    Jul 31, 2009

    The "Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North" came to the end with Sgt. Michael Hauser, 25th Special Troops Bn. security detachment, 25th Inf. Div., winning the NCO competition, and Spc. Daniel M. Vickers, Forward Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade taking the top spot on the junior-enlisted side.

  • 25th STB NCO and 65th Engineer Bn. Soldiers Win 'Top Warrior' Prize

    Jul 31, 2009

    The winners of the Joint Best Warrior Competition - MND - N: Sgt. Michael Hauser and Spc. Daniel Vickers

  • Army looks to refine initial officer training

    Jul 31, 2009

    Initial officer training will see changes later this year as part of the Army's ongoing effort to improve force generation and make better use of personnel and training resources.

  • USARPAC's Joint Task Force Homeland Defense joins interagency partners for Lightning Rescue �

    Jul 30, 2009

    United States Army, Pacific's Joint Task Force-Homeland Defense (JTF-HD) joined other DoD and interagency partners July 28 at a conference in Waikiki to discuss and train on interoperability during Exercise Lightning Rescue 09. Lightning Rescue is an annual pandemic influenza preparedness and response exercise, which gives joint civil-military response teams the opportunity to validate and synchronize federal, state and local agencies' preparedness plans in case of a pandemic

  • Paik provides prospective from Pusan to Panmunjom

    Jul 30, 2009

    Key leaders of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division received valuable insights from a highly decorated retired Republic of Korea Army general as they completed a weeklong professional development event in July.

  • 'Redlegs' receive torrent of training during 'Guns Monsoon'

    Jul 30, 2009

    Firing batteries from 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division spent a week of refresher training covering the basic tactics used during Paladin operations.

  • Brig. Gen. Terry Takes Reins of 8th Theater Sustainment Command

    Jul 29, 2009

    Soldiers of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command paid tribute to their departing commander and welcomed their new commander in a ceremony on historic Palm Circle here Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Michael Terry assumed command of the 8th TSC, and Maj. Gen. Raymond Mason, who commanded the past two years, left Fort Shafter to assume the role of the G4 at the U.S. Army Forces Command, headquartered at Fort McPherson, in Ga.

  • Joint Training Center Builds ISF Capabilities

    Jul 29, 2009

    With the help of Coalition Forces, Iraqi soldiers stationed in Tuz are ramping up training efforts to ensure they are fully prepared for the 2011 withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. Military Police from the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division have been working rigorously with the Iraqi Army to ensure their soldiers have the most cutting-edge training available

  • CF and Iraqis "Giving Back Kindness"

    Jul 29, 2009

    At the invitation of Lt. Col. Khalid Hajji Mohammad, Maj. Gen. Robert Caslen, commander of the 25th Infantry Division, visited both Iraqi Army and his own troops at Matar al-Saddiq July 17 to laud the progress of several joint operations currently underway in the Tuz Qada.

  • Continued Progression: Female Soldiers

    Jul 28, 2009

    An integral part of the operational activity for the brigade, Sgt. Dawn Cloukey's main role with her unit is to keep the communication efforts, while out on ground movements, running efficiently for the vehicles in her unit.

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North (Part 2)

    Jul 28, 2009

    Service members currently deployed to northern Iraq participatie in the "Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North" at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 26-29. The competition is part of a 4-day physical and mental trial to find the best warrior currently serving in northern Iraq. Each Soldier or Sailor participating triumphed at a brigade-level competition to earn the right to participate in the contest.

  • New award recognizes those who deliver quality of life

    Jul 27, 2009

    Nominations are now being accepted for a new award that recognizes teams or individuals responsible for improving the quality of life at Army garrisons.

  • Sink or Swim

    Jul 27, 2009

    Spc. Ambiorix Diaz, supply clerk, 94th Army Airand Missile Defense Command takes his final stroke during a swimming technique exercise as part of a U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Learn to Swim course given at Richardson pool, here, July 20-24. The class is offered once a month and provides soldiers an opportunity to build confidence in their swimming skills.

  • Sink or Swim

    Jul 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii--Spc. Ambiorix Diaz, supply clerk, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command steps off the five meter platform after completing the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Learn to Swim course given at Richardson pool, here, July 20-24. The class is offered once a month and provides soldiers an opportunity to build confidence in their swimming skills. "After completing the class I feel more comfortable with my swimming ability especially in deep water. Before I couldn't even pass five feet without getting scared," said Diaz.

  • Army Management Staff College commandant retires after 28 years of Army service

    Jul 27, 2009

    Army Management Staff College Commandant Col. Garland H. Williams retires after 28 years of Army Service. Under Williams' leadership, Army Management Staff College launched the Civilian Education System leader development program--a significant milestone in Army training and education.

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition COB, Speicher, Iraq 2009

    Jul 27, 2009

    Joint Best Warrior Competition COB, Speicher, Iraq 2009

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North Part 1

    Jul 27, 2009

    Service members deployed to the brigades and units currently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom in northern Iraq tested their physical and mental limits during a multi-tiered competition to find the best warrior in Multi-National Division - North. The four-day event brought the winners of each brigade and unit's individual best warrior competitions together to find out who is the best warrior in the division. The day's events included a multiple objective fitness challenge followed by a live fire stress shoot.

  • Army unveils new Antiterrorism Strategic Plan

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Army has developed Phase II of its Antiterrorism Strategic Plan, called "Tempering the Weapon."

  • Water - It does the body good

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Overcoming the sounds of silence: Rifleman Radio improves Soldier communication field

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Gunnery sergeant of 'Full Metal Jacket' fame visits APG for program called 'Lock n�

    Jul 24, 2009

  • SMA calls for review of TRICARE standards

    Jul 23, 2009

    The Army's top enlisted Soldier said military families are experiencing problems finding TRICARE providers off installations, especially in more rural areas.

  • Japan Olympic running coach trains U.S. Army Japan run team

    Jul 23, 2009

    The Japanese Self Defense Force Olympic training center has agreed to train U.S. Army Japan 10 miler team. The first assessment, July 21, 2009 was held on the school's Camp Asaka track.

  • Single Soldiers "Touch Up" History

    Jul 21, 2009

    Single soldiers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program used their individual abilities as well as teamwork to assist in the restoration of the historical Hawaiian Railway here, July 15.

  • 'Nobody likes doing this'

    Jul 21, 2009

    Running a training event that Soldiers do not look forward to participating in can be a challenge, but leaders from Recon Platoon, 4th Chemical Company, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division do just that in operating a "CS gas" chamber. The training, however unpleasant, reinforces crucial Nuclear, Biological and Chemical defense skills.

  • 'Crawling' through urban operations

    Jul 21, 2009

    The rotation of personnel during the summer "permanent-change-of-duty-station season" can be challenging for units assigned to Korea's 2nd Infantry Division. The constant rotation in and out of country by large numbers of personnel can pose significant challenges for leaders focused on training Soldiers and ensuring their units are ready to "Fight Tonight."

  • Keris Strike 09 Opening Ceremony

    Jul 21, 2009

  • Ichi Ban! Yama Sakura-56 Staff Exercise

    Jul 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- U.S. and Japanese Armies worked as one team in planning the upcoming Yama Sakura 56 exercise.

  • Youth spend "A day with Strykers"

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Most 11-year olds donAca,!a,,ct have the opportunity to jump in and out of armored vehicles, test out engagement skills trainer simulators and share stories with real Soldiers.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Assumes Responsibility

    Jul 17, 2009

    The 130th Engineer Brigade uncased its colors, assuming responsibility of Mosul's reconstruction efforts from the 18th Eng. Bde. during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Contingency Operating Station Marez, Wednesday, July 15.

  • VIDEO: Interview with Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

    Jul 17, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks to SRTV's Sgt. Ashleigh Torres about the challenge of being Secretary of the Army during wartime.

  • 94th AAMDC Officer Gets Musical

    Jul 17, 2009

    Army Capt. Theo Voudouris, staff judge advocate, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, who has devoted much of his life to musical art and performance. This article is about his life, growing up around the theater, and his current project where he plays Glen Guglia in the Diamond Head Theater's premiere production of "The Wedding Singer".

  • Brigade competitions brings out heart of deployed Soldiers

    Jul 17, 2009

    Four Soldiers did just this with a minimal crowd as they competed in 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division's four-day Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition, which tested their technical and tactical proficiency in Soldier tasks and drills, July 9-12.

  • The Many Professions of PFC Patton

    Jul 17, 2009

    For many Soldiers, life before the Army stems from a small, quiet hometown and for others, life before the Army began in a bustling cityscape or rural town. For Pfc. John Patton, a native of the island of Kwajalein Atoll, within the Marshall Islands, life before the Army began in an entirely different country.

  • Outgoing secretary lauds Soldiers, families, NCOs

    Jul 17, 2009

    In his last days as the Army's 20th secretary, Pete Geren opened up about issues he faced while serving, including the challenge of an ongoing war, advancing medical care for Soldiers, and the importance of families.

  • Hawaii Soldiers Spruce Up U.S.S. Missouri

    Jul 16, 2009

    Under a cloudless blue sky, more than 40 Soldiers from the 40th Quarter Master Company, 45th Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, took a trip back in time as they volunteered to help beautify the U.S.S. Missouri battleship Tuesday, here. The Soldiers performed a variety of tasks cleaning various areas of the ship, moving old equipment, and helping to replace the main deck. While the work itself may not have been fun, each volunteer was able to walk away with a sense of accomplishment.

  • Individual Award of Excellence in Safety

    Jul 16, 2009

    Brig. Gen. William Wolf, Director of Army Safety, presents Eric D. Mitomi, 9th Mission Support Command, with the Individual Award of Excellence in Safety at a cermony held at Fort Shafter July 13.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest aims to channel thrill-seeking behavior of combat veterans

    Jul 16, 2009

    Warrior Adventure Quest is a new program to assist Soldiers in transitioning back to their home station after a combat tour. The program combines outdoor recreation activities, leadership and psychological training.

  • Keris Strike 09 Opening Ceremony

    Jul 15, 2009

    KS 09 is a USARPAC sponsored combined brigade level command post exercise conducted annually in Malaysia with the Malaysian Army focusing on Peace Support and Stability Operations.

  • First joint U.S.-Vietnamese medical readiness exercise continues

    Jul 14, 2009

    The first bilateral Medical Readiness Exercise, co-hosted by Vietnam and the United States, is intended to improve medical interoperability between the Military Medical Department of Vietnamese People's Army and U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Army announces new task orders, contractors with operations in Afghanistan

    Jul 14, 2009

    Two new task orders supporting LOGCAP IV contract operations in Afghanistan are now in effect, Army officials announced July 7. DynCorp International, LLC was awarded the work for southern Afghanistan and Fluor Intercontinental was selected for work in northern Afghanistan, the Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island, Ill., announced.

  • 9th Mission Support Command employee receives Safety Award

    Jul 14, 2009

    Brig. Gen. William Wolf, Director of Army Safety, presents Eric D. Mitomi, 9th Mission Support Command, with the Individual Award of Excellence in Safety at a cermony held at Fort Shafter July 13. Mitomi implemented numerous changes in the unit's safety program and received a 97% passing rate during a recent inspection.

  • USARPAC Medical Readiness Exercise in Vietnam continues

    Jul 14, 2009

    The first bilateral Medical Readiness Exercise, co-hosted by Vietnam and the United States, is intended to improve medical interoperability between the Military Medical Department of Vietnamese People's Army (MMD) and U.S. Army Pacific, provide experience and education for medical operations in harsh environments, unfamiliar culture, and unusual diseases with austere support; and provide humanitarian assistance. The bilateral MEDRETE, conducted from July 7-15, includes 17 medical and non-medical participants from U.S. Army Pacific and approximately 17 participants from Vietnam in medical team and support.

  • 732nd Military Intelligence Battalion named Army's 2008 Command Language Program of the Year

    Jul 13, 2009

    732nd Military Intelligence Battalion named Army's 2008 Command Language Program of the Year

  • Joint Combined Exchange Training in Thailand

    Jul 13, 2009

    Special Forces Soldiers, or Green Berets, regularly conduct training with members of foreign nations. 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) recently dispatched a team to Thailand to conduct Joint Combined Exchange Training, or JCET.

  • Firefight in Afghanistan

    Jul 13, 2009

    U.S. Army Soldiers and Afghan National Security Forces battle insurgents in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan, July 12, during Operation Mountain Fire. (click to see more images.)

  • First bilateral Medical Readiness Exercise, co-hosted by Vietnam and U.S. trains, supports

    Jul 10, 2009

    The first bilateral Medical Readiness Exercise, co-hosted by Vietnam and the United States, is intended to improve medical interoperability between the Military Medical Department of Vietnamese People's Army (MMD) and U.S. Army Pacific, provide experience and education for medical operations in harsh environments, unfamiliar culture, and unusual diseases with austere support; and provide humanitarian assistance. The bilateral MEDRETE, scheduled from July 7-15, will have 17 medical and non-medical participants. Vietnam has approximately 17 participants in medical team and support.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Alaska troops, families

    Jul 10, 2009

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top enlisted leader addressed topics such as deployment tour lengths, dwell time and changes to noncommissioned officer training, during a town hall forum July 7, at Fort Richardson, Alaska.

  • Craddock: NATO must find better ways for nations to participate

    Jul 10, 2009

    Options exist to help members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization better meet their obligations within the alliance, said the former NATO commander, who left the post less than two weeks ago.

  • 4th of July at Camp Zama, Japan

    Jul 9, 2009

    Fireworks photo at Camp Zama's 2009 Independance day celebration .

  • Logistics Data Processing Center Does Non-Stop Service

    Jul 9, 2009

    More than 2.5 million transactions processed in and out daily, 24/7 support for the war fighter 365 days a year, system access control of 30,000-plus access requests daily, vital research functions for the logistics community. What critical service center performs all these tasks' Welcome to the Corps/Theater Automated Data Processing Service Center or CTASC. In a modest office in the Sparkman Center, there lies a vital part of the Army's logistical enterprise. Collocated to Redstone Arsenal in 2006 from sites as far abroad as Korea and Germany, the LOGSA CTASC provides Armywide end user support for the Standard Army Retail Supply System application - the Army's tactical supply system - supporting supply classes II, III(P), IV, VII and IX by monitoring the flow of incoming and outgoing data and providing technical assistance with equipment and records.

  • Fort Myer, Va., Area Chaplains' Corner: Devoting time with God

    Jul 9, 2009

    This is a regular Fort Myer Pentagram column which features a different chaplain from around the National Capital Region each week. This particular column happens to be authored by the manager of the Chaplain's Corner program. Chap. (LTC) White corrals all these chaplains, including Marine, USAF, Navy, Army, Coast Guard chaplains from any faith, and they provide a weekly column.

  • First bilateral Medical Readiness Exercise, co-hosted by Vietnam and U.S.

    Jul 9, 2009

    The first bilateral Medical Readiness Exercise, co-hosted by Vietnam and the United States, is intended to improve medical interoperability between the Military Medical Department of Vietnamese People's Army (MMD) and U.S. Army Pacific, provide experience and education for medical operations in harsh environments, unfamiliar culture, and unusual diseases with austere support; and provide humanitarian assistance. The MEDRETE mission U.S. Army Pacific has 17 medical and non-medical participants. Vietnam should have approximately 17 participants in medical team and support and is scheduled from July, 7-15

  • Fort Myer, Va., NCO Spotlight: NCO goes for challenge, competence

    Jul 9, 2009

    Fort Myer spotlighted NCO was a chaplain assistant, but got a new MOS to Acquisition, Logistics and Technology contract specialist. This NCO lives by some principles useful for Soldiers and civilians, young and old.

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