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

    Jun 10, 2009

  • Alaska Soldiers celebrate Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 9, 2009

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

  • USARPAC civilian workforce climbs as Scofield is promoted to DISL

    Jun 9, 2009

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

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

    Jun 9, 2009

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

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

    Jun 9, 2009

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

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Soldiers Honored at Deployment Ceremony

    Jun 9, 2009

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

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

    Jun 9, 2009

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

  • Army Safety Center announces Peer to Peer contest winners

    Jun 8, 2009

  • Commentary: Important traditions seem to fade away

    Jun 8, 2009

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

  • Commentary: Safety-briefing cliches carry meaning

    Jun 8, 2009

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

  • June is National Safety Month

    Jun 8, 2009

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

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

    Jun 8, 2009

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

  • Couples reconnect and work to 'fireproof' their marriages

    Jun 6, 2009

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

  • Ask the Commander: latest communication aid

    Jun 6, 2009

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

  • Commentary: Common threads bind attempts at suicide

    Jun 6, 2009

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

  • Logisticians celebrate accomplishments and mission success at annual ceremony

    Jun 5, 2009

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

  • Lt. Gen. Mixon Speaks to Kona Rotary

    Jun 5, 2009

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

  • NCO Spotlight - US Army Band vocalist believes in adapting

    Jun 5, 2009

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

  • FRG Round-Up addresses transition, integration issues

    Jun 4, 2009

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

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Warrior Division welcomes Ferrell as ADC-S

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Army Spouse Sets the Standard for Fitness

    Jun 4, 2009

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

  • Hawaii Soldier saves woman from drowning

    Jun 4, 2009

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

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

    Jun 4, 2009

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

  • Army Family Action Plan Conference sends 9 issues to DA

    Jun 4, 2009

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

  • CERDEC and Microsoft share research for multi-touch technology

    Jun 4, 2009

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

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

    Jun 3, 2009

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

    Jun 2, 2009

  • Gates Receives Alaska Memento

    Jun 2, 2009

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

    Jun 1, 2009

  • Hurricane Preparedness Exercise Deployment Assessment Team

    Jun 1, 2009

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

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

    Jun 1, 2009

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

    May 27, 2009

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

  • Military Recognition Luncheon honors warriors

    May 26, 2009

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

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

    May 26, 2009

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

  • Riders must be responsible

    May 22, 2009

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

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

    May 20, 2009

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

  • Wolfhounds compete in Best Ranger competition during deployment

    May 20, 2009

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

  • Iraqi Police conduct search, clear farm land in Owja

    May 20, 2009

  • Ad Dujayl Council members meet, propose new sewer systems

    May 20, 2009

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

  • Provincial Investment Commission Offers Capital to Tuz Entrepreneurs

    May 20, 2009

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

  • Soldiers sharpen skills during exercise

    May 20, 2009

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

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

    May 20, 2009

  • Army divers in Hawaii prepare for deep sea mission

    May 18, 2009

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

  • Learning a lost art

    May 15, 2009

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

  • Residents urged to prepare for hurricanes

    May 15, 2009

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

  • The Contemporary Museum celebrates military families with free admission

    May 15, 2009

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

  • Soldiers serve Army leaders with a smile

    May 15, 2009

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

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

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

  • NCOs lead the way at USARAK NCO Academy

    May 15, 2009

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

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

    May 14, 2009

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

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

    May 13, 2009

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

  • 2008 female Athlete of the Year

    May 13, 2009

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

  • 2008 male Athlete of the Year

    May 13, 2009

    The Army has Soldiers who are great runners, good runners and not so good runners. Capt. Shawn Dodge, company commander, Headquarters and Operations Company, 732nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is a great runner.

  • 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.

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