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  • Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

    Dec 15, 2009

    Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

  • U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post conducts first exercise in Japan

    Dec 14, 2009

    The U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post took the operational lead for Exercise Yama Sakura 57, providing the groundwork for a successful bilateral exercise with the Northern Army of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

  • Japan-U.S. Military Exercise Improves Readiness

    Dec 14, 2009

    On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the U.S.-Japan mutual defense treaty, U.S. and Japanese forces have successfully concluded a major exercise here on Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan.

  • Yama Sakura 57 runs smoothly, thanks to 35th CSSB and friends

    Dec 14, 2009

    More than 1,500 U.S. troops descended on northern Japan Dec. 7-13 to participate in Yama Sakura 57, a bilateral, computer-based exercise designed to strengthen military operations and ties between the U.S. and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. Most of these troops are working with their Japanese counterparts by manning computers, attending battle update briefs and coordinating air support. But some troops are working hard behind the scenes, collecting laundry, running transportation and distributing mail; all with the mission of providing logistical support to keep the exercise running smoothly. These troops belong to the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, based in Sagami General Depot, Japan.

  • Yama Sakura troops experience Japanese culture

    Dec 14, 2009

    There was some nervousness at first, but in the end, the similarities between the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers and their Japanese hosts outstripped the differences.

  • New York Guard Troops At Home -- in Japan:Deployed Rainbow Soldiers Enjoy Visits with Host Nation Fa

    Dec 13, 2009

    NewYork Army National Guard Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division, the Rainbow Division, training in Japan as part of Exercise Yama Sakura 57, visit Japanese citizens in their homes as part of a cultural exchange program.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers in Japan Celebrate Guard Birthday

    Dec 13, 2009

    Representing the most senior Soldier and most junior Soldier of the assembled troops here for Yama Sakura, New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom (left) and division Soldier Pfc. Callie Haynes cut a cake to celebrate the 373rd Birthday of the National Guard.

  • Yama Sakura Soldiers Celebrate National Guard Birthday

    Dec 13, 2009

    Soldiers of the New York National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division joined with their division commander Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom and partner leaders from the Japan Ground Self Defense Forces' Northern Army to commemorate the 373rd Birthday of the National Guard. The troops are deployed to Hokkaido, Japan in support of Yama Sakura, the bilateral joint command post training exercise.

  • JSOTF-P Servicemembers Stuff 600 Holiday Stockings

    Dec 13, 2009

    ZAMBOANGA, Philippines- Dozens of members of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines donated their time to stuff nearly 600 holiday stockings at JSOTF-P Camp Navarro headquarters Dec. 12.

  • Yama Sakura Exercise Co-Director Congratulates Rainbow Staff, Soldiers

    Dec 12, 2009

    Lieutenant General Takeshi Sakai, commander of the Japan Ground Self Defense Forces' Northern Army, presents a commanders' challenge coin to New York Army National Guard Maj. Jamey Barcomb of the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters

  • New York Troops At Home - in Japan: Deployed Rainbow Soldiers Enjoy Visits with Host Nation Familie

    Dec 12, 2009

    New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division bask in the hospitality of their Japanese hosts during the cultural exchange portion of Yama Sakura 57, the bilateral joint command post exercise at Camp Chitose, Japan.

  • The Guns of Colorado - 169th Fires Brigade Adds Artillery Muscle to Yama Sakura 57

    Dec 11, 2009

    Members of the Colorado Army National Guard train during the Yama Sakura USARPAC exercise Yama Sakura 57 in Hokkaido Japan as part of the bilateral joint training exercise.

  • 42nd Division Shares Lessons, Baseball Lore with Japanese Counterparts

    Dec 11, 2009

  • Fort Shafter Palm Circle Holiday Concert and Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Dec 11, 2009

    Pictures from the Palm Circle holiday concert and tree lighting ceremony.

  • SMA urges Master Resilience Trainers to share knowledge

    Dec 11, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians attending the Master Resilience Training course in Philadelphia, Pa., were challenged by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston Thursday to take the lessons learned here back their units and share them with Soldiers and families.

  • Photo entries sought for Heritage Project contest

    Dec 11, 2009

    Entries are being sought for the Fort Monroe Online Heritage Project Photo Contest. Everyone, to include the general public and military families stationed around the world, is encouraged to participate. The contest will continue through the end of January and winning photos will be published in the Fort Monroe newspaper, the "Casemate."

  • 42nd Division Shares Lessons, Baseball Lore with Japanese Counterparts

    Dec 10, 2009

    New York Army National Guard 42nd Division Commander Brig. Gen. Steven N. Wickstrom (left), and Lt. Gen. Hiroshi Yamamoto, commander of the 7th Division, Japan Ground Defense Forces, pose with a Red Sox t-shirt Wickstrom has just given Yamamoto Dec

  • Patients at Walter Reed testing next-generation prosthesis

    Dec 10, 2009

    Several wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are testing a new microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee.

  • Local Officials, AFP and JSOTF-P Celebrate Road Turnover

    Dec 10, 2009

    JOLO, Philippines-Hundreds of government leaders, representatives from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines gathered for the opening of a new road in Barangay (community) Kandayok Nov. 28.

  • Analyzing operations at Yama Sakura

    Dec 8, 2009

  • Shinseki discusses Sesame Street TLC initiative

    Dec 8, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2006, Sesame Workshop launched a groundbreaking, bilingual (English/Spanish), multiphase, multimedia initiative for young children and their military families called "Talk, Listen, Connect (TLC)."

  • 'Sesame Street Live' brings furry friends to Schofield

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - One of the most adorable children's characters and his furry monster friends will be making a stopover in the islands this holiday season, hoping to add a little magic to the lives of military families.

  • Army youths act out on Furlough Fridays

    Dec 8, 2009

    FORTAca,!E+SHAFTER, Hawaii - Eight Army children are performing onstage, here, at Richardson Theatre, Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12, in the Broadway musical "High School Musical 2."

  • Veterans make smooth transition, provide wealth of experience

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Like the old adage, "You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy," many veterans have found it near impossible to truly leave military service following retirement.

  • 11-year-old to light up Palm Circle, Thursday

    Dec 8, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Brig. Gen. John E. Seward, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific, will be the guest speaker at the annual "Community Holiday Concert and Tree Lighting Ceremony," Dec. 10, 6 p.m., at Palm Circle, here.

  • First-ever live town hall to air

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army-Hawaii (USARHAW) Soldiers and family members will have the opportunity to ask questions on the air during the first-ever, live, televised town hall forum, here, Dec. 17.

  • Lecture reveals sacred past of 'Legendary Lands of Wahiawa'

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The always-informative Native Hawaiian Lecture Series resumed, Nov. 20, at the Nehelani, here, as military leaders and families received a geography lesson about the lands on which several U.S. Army installations now sit.

  • Tropic Homecoming

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For one evening, the happiest place on Earth wasn't Disneyland, but right here at Sills Field, Nov. 19.

  • Hawaii dining facilities prepare for Thanksgiving competition

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Spc. Terry Nowak strolled in to the Warrior Inn Dining Facility (DFAC), here, Monday, looking amazingly alert for someone who had spent the last few days slaving over a tiny town, and building it up from scratch.

  • Yama Sakura 57 participants experience Japanese culture

    Dec 7, 2009

    Tea ceremonies, paper folding and sword demonstrations aren't usually the first things to come to mind when you think of a command post exercise with one of the U.S. strongest military allies.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for annual Leadership Symposium

    Dec 7, 2009

    Seats are filling quickly for Army Management Staff College's 5th Annual Leadership Symposium, March 2-4, 2010 at Fort Belvoir, Va., so those wishing to attend should register soon.

  • Army Management Staff College extends Excellence in Education Award deadline

    Dec 7, 2009

    Army Management Staff College extended the application deadline for the 2nd annual Excellence in Education Award.

  • Yama Sakura opens in spirit of friendship

    Dec 7, 2009

    On a bitterly cold December afternoon, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Army Forces opened Yama Sakura 57 in a ceremony that demonstrated the warmth of a 50-year friendship.

  • Dec. 7: Japan-U.S. Military Exercise opens in the spirit of friendship

    Dec 7, 2009

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan (Dec. 7, 2009) - On a bitterly cold December afternoon, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Armed Forces opened Yama Sakura 57 in a ceremony that demonstrated the warmth of a 50-year friendship. The JGSDF Northern Army hosted the ceremony and the exercise. Assembled for the United States were representatives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Army Reserve and National Guard units from over a dozen states.

  • Yama Sakura 57 participants experience Japanese culture

    Dec 6, 2009

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan - Tea ceremonies, paper folding and sword demonstrations aren't usually the first things to come to mind when you think of a command post exercise with one of the U.S. strongest military allies. Yet, the more than 1,500 troops participating in Yama Sakura 57 had the opportunity to visit Japanese children with special needs and practice the art of calligraphy and origami before the start of this year's exercise.

  • AFP and JSOTF-P Unveil Shrine and Conduct MEDCAP

    Dec 5, 2009

    SULU, Philippines- Hundreds of residents of Barangay (community) Danag now have a restored shrine and access to free medical care due to the collaborative efforts of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Marine Battalion Landing Team-5 (MBLT-5), Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines and local residents who partnered for both projects in the region Nov. 28.

  • JSOTF-P Civil Affairs Company Earn AFP Medals

    Dec 5, 2009

    Armed Forces of the Philippines pins medals on 16 Civil Affairs Soldiers

  • Experts allay employee pay angst

    Dec 4, 2009

    Speculation over the conversion from cost-of-living allowances (COLA) to locality pay for federal employees in Hawaii, Alaska and the Territories was quieted a bit as a result of town hall style forums held at Fort Shafter's Richardson Theater Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Army updates suicide-prevention guidance

    Dec 4, 2009

    The Army has updated its suicide-prevention guidance, including the Army Health Promotion regulation (AR 600-63), Army Suicide Prevention pamphlet (PAM 600-24) and FM 6-22.5, the Combat and Operational Stress Control Manual for Leaders and Soldiers.

  • Promotion to General Seen Across the World

    Dec 4, 2009

    Kelli Underhill, wife of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's (AAMDC) Commanding General, Brigadier General Jeffery (Jeff) L. Underhill first came up with the idea to do a live streaming webcast of her husband's promotion when she realized both of their children, Brandon, 23, and Britney, 21 would not be able to attend the ceremony. With Brandon working in Ironton, Ohio and Britney away at College, it would be close to impossible having them in Hawaii for the Wednesday ceremony. "Our children have always been at every one of his promotions," said Kelli Underhill. "I just wanted them to be part of it, even though they couldn't be here physically, and most importantly, I wanted him to have them here."

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Ready For Exercise With Japanese Counterparts

    Dec 4, 2009

    The New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division is conducting a command post exercise with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force's Northern Army's Second Division. The Soldiers arrived in Japan this week and the exercise will begin on Dec. 8.

  • 225th Brigade Support Battalion trains warriors to fight

    Dec 3, 2009

    225th Brigade Support Battalion trains warriors to fight

  • The Army's Newest Star

    Dec 3, 2009

    Col. Jeffery Underhill, commanding general, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), was promoted to Brigadier General, here, Dec. 2. During his remarks at the promotion ceremony, Underhill, an Ironton, Ohio native, sighted many positions in his career that allowed him to grow into a leader. One position in particular was serving as the aid-de-camp for former Chief of Staff of the Army and current Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Honorable Eric K. Shinseki.

  • Yama Sakura 57 combined operations/intelligence center takes shape

    Dec 3, 2009

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan (Dec. 3, 2009)- An aerial view of the combined operations/intelligence center, manned by the Northern Army of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the Contingency Command Post of United States Army, Pacific and I Corps Forward during the early stages of Exercise Yama Sakura 57. Since its inception in 1982, Yama Sakura has focused on the development and refinement of the JGSDF and U.S. Army, Japan efforts in the areas of bilateral planning, coordination and interoperability through training. (photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Gerardo DeAvila, 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Army spouse honored for community service

    Dec 3, 2009

    Army spouse honored for community service

  • 7th EDT tests diver skills

    Dec 3, 2009

    7th EDT tests diver skills

  • Camp Hitashi-Chitose Christmas Tree

    Dec 3, 2009

    A Christmas tree, adorned with more than 350 lights, sits near the front entrance of the camp...

  • Eagle Scout Helps Deployed Soldiers

    Dec 3, 2009

    When the Soldiers of the 558th Military Police Company held their deployment ceremony last August, they had no idea that one spectator in the crowd would play a big part in raising their morale months later. Toby Bledsoe, a Boy Scout with Troop 135 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, decided to make care packages for deployed Soldiers for his Eagle Scout project after witnessing his first deployment ceremony.

  • Afghanistan surge won't change plans to up dwell time

    Dec 3, 2009

    A 30,000 boots-on-the-ground increase in Afghanistan will not change the Army's plans to cut Stop Loss, stabilize deployment lengths or increase dwell time for Soldiers.

  • Army approves suicide-intervention training for leaders

    Dec 3, 2009

    The Army has approved two-day and five-day workshops for unit leaders on Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, known as ASIST.

  • Exercise Yama Sakura 57 reunites USARPAC Soldier with family in Japan

    Dec 3, 2009

    One United States Army, Pacific captain crossed boundaries of oceans and generations during Exercise Yama Sakura 57 when he walked into his uncle Masato Okudara's apartment in Tomokomai, Japan.

  • U.S., Japan to hold YAMA SAKURA 57 on Hokkaido, Japan

    Dec 2, 2009

    In the first training deployment for the Japan-based I Corps Forward, the U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC) and the Japan's Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) will conduct Yama Sakura 57 (YS57), a joint command post exercise (CPX) at Camp Higashi-Chitose, on Hokkaido, Japan Dec. 7-14.

  • New spray may help stop battlefield bleeding

    Dec 2, 2009

    Researchers are developing a new, sprayable liquid wound dressing that forms a tough hydrogel in seconds.

  • Partnerships key to Iraqi construction projects

    Dec 2, 2009

    There are many ongoing construction projects across the country as U.S. Forces support the re-establishment of infrastructure for the people of Iraq. Many times, partnership is the key to these projects reaching to completion.

  • Lightning Horse 'DART' hits the bulls' eye

    Dec 2, 2009

    Troop D, 2-6th Cavalry Regiment DART

  • U.S., Japan to hold 'Yama Sakura 57' on Hokkaido

    Dec 1, 2009

    The U.S. Army, Pacific and Japan's Ground Self Defense Force will conduct Yama Sakura 57, a joint command-post exercise, at Camp Higashi-Chitose, on Hokkaido, Japan Dec. 7-14.

  • AHFH opens clean energy community

    Nov 27, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Families of the Simpson Wisser neighborhood, here, were joined by state, city, business and community leaders to celebrate the opening of what could be the greenest neighborhood on a military installation, Nov.10.

  • Soldiers share stories about Army life through sanctioned blogs

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Col. Dianne Pannes is stationed at Schofield Barracks, but shares her stories about Army life with the world.

  • Lee Ann Womack slated to perform for returning warriors

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Country music singer Lee Ann Womack knows what it's like to spend a good portion of life away from family members.

  • USO hosts a Tropic Homecoming redeployment celebration at Sills Field

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The sound of music, laughter and camaraderie will fill the air around Sills Field, here, Nov. 19, as U.S. Army-Hawaii celebrates the return of its warrior heroes with "A Tropic Homecoming."

  • International exercise 'Forging Sabre' concludes at Sill

    Nov 25, 2009

    Fort Sill's total force training capability provided the right backdrop for more than 600 Singapore armed forces personnel who rehearsed their military capabilities here during Exercise Forging Sabre Nov. 1-24. Forging Sabre is an annual exercise held at locations throughout the world by Singapore, an island nation slightly smaller than the city of New York. Prior to coming to Fort Sill, Singapore held the exercise in Australia, Africa and Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.

  • Pilot program allows officers to switch career track

    Nov 24, 2009

    A new test program will allow some officers to transfer into a new branch or functional area.

  • Holiday Safety Message

    Nov 24, 2009

    Holiday Safety Message from LTG Benjamin R. Mixon and CSM Joseph Zettlemoyer, U.S. Army Pacific

  • It's easy to be thankful

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT MEYER, Va. - Chap. (Lt. Col.) Barry M. White manages the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Pentagram Chaplain's Corner. Multiple chaplains assigned in the national capital region contribute to the Chaplain's Corner each week. This week, he gave those chaplains a Thanksgiving break and filled in the Chaplain's Corner himself.

  • Tanker's wife wins 'Rising Star' singing contest

    Nov 24, 2009

    With her recently redeployed husband among those in the audience for the first time in the week-long competition, Lisa Pratt was named winner of the 2009 Operation Rising Star singing contest Nov. 20, on Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • American Legion launches new Web site--new look, content

    Nov 24, 2009

    America's largest veterans service organization has launched a new Web site, bulging with new content and featuring a completely redesigned look. American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill said the new Web site, "is a tremendous addition to our online presence. It's more informative, better-looking, and easier to navigate than our previous site. I encourage Legionnaires to visit www.legion.org and explore the wealth of content in its pages."

  • Former NFL player considers Soldiers his third family

    Nov 24, 2009

    No movie has been made of Otis Sistrunk's life, although he has acted in a few, including "Car Wash," a 1976 comedy produced by Universal Pictures.

  • Mullen: Guard should not return to how things were before 2001

    Nov 23, 2009

    As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan change over the next few years, the Guard should not be allowed to revert to being simply a strategic reserve, said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • 'Super Sapper' Competition Tests Engineers in Hawaii

    Nov 22, 2009

    The sapper community on Hawaii witnessed a new milestone on the island when Soldiers from the 34th Sapper Company held their first annual Super Sapper Competition to test the physical ability of new Soldiers Nov. 4 on Schofield Barracks.

  • 8th TSC Commanding General Pins on Second Star

    Nov 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Nov. 16, 2009) -- Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pinned on his second star during a promotion ceremony held on Fort Shafter. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, presided over the promotion ceremony. Maj. Gen. Terry's wife, Cathy, and childhood friend, Maj. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, commanding general, U.S. Army, Japan, had the honor of pinning the stars on Terry's dress green uniform. Terry's two sons took part by putting the two-star shoulder boards on his Class A shirt.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion Soldiers Return From Iraq

    Nov 22, 2009

    Families, friends and loved ones welcomed home more than 250 Soldiers from the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, during a redeployment ceremony, Nov. 2, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

  • Philippine Army Commanding General visits USARPAC

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, commanding general, Philippine Army, meets Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, United States Army, Pacific during a visit to USARPAC here Nov. 20. Bangit spent one day visiting the U.S. Army, including a scheduled trip to the Battle Command Training Center and the NCO Academy on Schofield Barracks.

  • 715th MI Bn Soldier awarded Soldier's Medal

    Nov 19, 2009

    Kunia, Hawaii- Private First Class Samuel Najac, 715th Military Intelligence Battalion (Right) is awarded the Soldier's Medal by Command Sergeant Major Gerardus Wykoff, Command Sergeant Major of the Military Intelligence Corps (Middle). Najac ignored is own injures after a head on collision and rescued a fellow Soldier from his burning vehicle December 20, 2008. Command Sergeant Major Dan McCraw, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, is seen on the left.

  • Singaporean air, ground forces train on Fort Sill ranges with U.S. Soldiers

    Nov 19, 2009

    Singaporean air force jets and attack helicopters made their last integrated live fire passes near Fort Sill's Thompson Tower on Tuesday to finish this year's Forging Sabre exercise.

  • Registration changes for Civilian Education System

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th-quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • A salute to returning warriors

    Nov 17, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - When it came time to ease into retirement last year, following nearly three decades in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Tom Bookman discovered what many veterans learned long ago.

  • Waianae community honors Veterans

    Nov 17, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - The Waianae Military Civilian Advisory Council (WMCAC) honored veterans and service members during its 28th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Hoolaulea (Hawaiian party), here, Nov. 7.

  • Suicide numbers may top 2008, but progress being made

    Nov 17, 2009

    The suicide rate among Soldiers serving on active duty in 2009 is expected to exceed that of 2008 -- a statistic the Army doesn't take lightly, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli.

  • To Support and Defend

    Nov 16, 2009

    Newly promoted, Chief Warrant Officer Timothy Watson, senior intelligence technician, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, recites his oath to service as a warrant officer in the U.S. Army at the historic Pacific Air Force Headquarters, here, 16 Nov.

  • To Support and Defend

    Nov 16, 2009

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii- Newly promoted, Chief Warrant Officer Timothy Watson, senior intelligence technician, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, recites his oath to service as a warrant officer in the U.S. Army at the historic Pacific Air Force Headquarters, here, 16 Nov.

  • Shafter Students Celebrate Hawaiian Arbor Day

    Nov 16, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Nov. 10, 2009) - The playground was full of laughter and smiling faces. But today was no normal recess. It was a celebration of trees as students from Shafter Elementary School and Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army, Pacific, planted 15 trees at the school to celebrate Arbor Day in Hawaii.

  • Island Paradise at the Forefront of Missile Defense

    Nov 16, 2009

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC) is in the process of standing up a fully functional Missile Defense Task Force for the Pacific Region on the island of Guam, greatly enhancing its ability for a rapid response to any missile threat in the area of responsibility (AOR). The current plan has the 94th AAMDC standing up a Missile Defense Task Force consisting of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Missile (THAAD) Battery, a PAC-3 Patriot Missile Battery, and a Stinger Missile "SLAMRAAM" Battery, providing a full spectrum of missile defense against any threat in the region.

  • Study finds morale, mental health better in Iraq than Afghanistan

    Nov 13, 2009

    While the mental health and morale of Soldiers in Iraq is improving, according to the latest study, more behavioral-health providers are needed in Afghanistan.

  • Commentary: Quit during Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Soldiers face stresses unique to their occupation. Time away from home, deployments and heavy workloads cause Soldiers to feel substantial work-related stress.

  • Smoking increases risk of impotence

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Commentary: Quit during Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Great American Smokeout Nov. 19 may be for you, if improving health and saving money interests you.

  • AER offers college aid for military children, spouses

    Nov 13, 2009

  • First Advanced Course of the fiscal year graduates

    Nov 12, 2009

  • President honors veterans: 'We are forever grateful'

    Nov 11, 2009

    "America will not let you down," President Barack Obama told veterans Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery, emphasizing the message he wanted all to know is "we will take care of our own."

  • People's Liberation Army delegation visits Schofield

    Nov 10, 2009

    Admiral Robert F. Willard, commander, United States Pacific Command, escorts People's Republic of China General Xu, vice chairman of the People's Liberation Army Central Military Commission.

  • USARPAC CG talks safety after quarterly 'One Team' run

    Nov 10, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -It was still dark when United States Army, Pacific Soldiers recognized fallen comrades at Fort Hood, Texas with a moment of silence before the "One Team Warrior Run" during the early morning hours of Nov. 10. As the Hawaii sun began to light up historic Palm Circle, Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, United States Army, Pacific, began the quarterly four-mile esprit de corps run around Fort Shafter.

  • Soldier completes 100-mile walk

    Nov 10, 2009

    Lt. Col. Jack Usrey celebrated the one-year anniversary of his double-knee replacement surgery by finishing a 100-mile trek that spanned 67 hours and 15 minutes.

  • 728th MP Battalion learns ins, outs of forensics field work

    Nov 10, 2009

  • Super Sapper Competition puts Engineers to the test

    Nov 10, 2009

  • Veterans Day Run

    Nov 10, 2009

    Veterans Day Run Video

  • Influenza Informational Video from LTG Mixon

    Nov 6, 2009

    LTG Benjamin Mixon provides guidance on protecting yourself from influenza.

  • Army sets 'moment of silence' for Fort Hood shooting victims

    Nov 6, 2009

    An Army-wide moment of silence has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. central standard time today in honor of the Fort Hood victims, family members and loved ones affected by the shooting 24 hours ago.

  • 25th Infantry Division Soldiers Redeploy From Iraq

    Nov 5, 2009

    More than 40 Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division were welcomed home to Hawaii during a redeployment ceremony on Wheeler Army Airfield Nov. 5. The return of the Commanding General and Command Sgt. Maj. signaled the end of the 12-month deployment to Iraq for the division.

  • "Yudh Abhyas 09"

    Nov 5, 2009

    The Web Special was created by the Defense Military Activity, using images, stories and videos by Mr. Fred Baker, III. Baker embedded with the 2nd Cavalry, 14th Stryker Regiment for a portion of the exercise. The Web Special features his work.

  • Walmart among 8 new firms partnering to hire Army spouses

    Nov 5, 2009

    Eight more organizations, including Walmart, joined forces last month with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership.

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