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  • JMTC exports training capability to Fort Bragg

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command send its Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to Fort Bragg for a month to test the Army's exportable training concepts.

  • 'No Thin Skin' - Trainers Help Hawaii-based Soldiers Improve During Exercise

    Mar 18, 2009

    The small group of Soldiers walked around the controlled chaos of the forward command post, observing and writing notes. The Soldiers wore their patrol caps indoors, to be more easily identified. Their purpose - to help a developing theater sustainment command staff raise their game and better serve their commanding general. The observer trainers are part of Operations Group Sierra Fox, a specialized unit of combined arms experts from the Battle Command Training Program out of the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The group was formed as part of Army Transformation to oversee and train theater sustainment commands, expeditionary sustainment commands, and other support and functional brigades.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, kicked off their 50th anniversary during a special ceremony that celebrated the team's half century of serving the country as Army ambassadors while also representing more than one million American Soldiers.

  • Army cooks aim for speed, flavor, skill in culinary competition

    Mar 16, 2009

    Like a scene from "Iron Chef" or perhaps "Hell's Kitchen," Soldiers in whites scrambled against the clock to prepare meals for patrons they knew would eat only a bite before waving it away.

  • SDDC units finish redeployment of Cobra Gold 2009

    Mar 16, 2009

    A traffic management specialist from the 599th Transportation Group headquarters and a deployment and distribution support team from the 835th Transportation Battalion moved III Marine Corps Expeditionary Force cargo from the port of Chuk Samet, Thailand, Feb. 28 and March 1, during the last phase of the redeployment for Cobra Gold.

  • 25th ID's Hawaiian Roots Still Strong

    Mar 16, 2009

    The 25th Infantry Division's Hawaiian heritage remains strong, even in Iraq.

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers get taste of Japanese culture

    Mar 16, 2009

    Spc. Sheila Alexander, a native of Brooklyn, New York, had never tried seaweed before. In fact, it had never crossed her mind that seaweed was edible. Alexander was one of more than 30 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command who took advantage of some down time during a two-week command post exercise and got a real taste of Japanese culture.

  • Community welcomes Stryker brigade's return from Iraq

    Mar 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Blusterous cool winds and drizzling rain did not deter hundreds of family and community members who gathered March 12 to welcome home the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team in a ceremony on a soggy Sills Field.

  • One million Shi'ite Arabs visit Golden Dome Mosque in Samarra

    Mar 14, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, TIKRIT, Iraq - One million Shi'ite Arabs journeyed to Samarra, a city of 200,000 mainly Sunni Arabs, to visit the Al Askari or Golden Dome Mosque March 6. Sunni and Shia together prayed and paid homage to Imam Askari and his father, Imam Ali Hadi, whose remains are entombed in a mausoleum in the Shiite holy shrine. Iraqi Army and Police provided security for the peaceful event, which took place without any security incidents.

  • Salah ad-Din Governor, Provincial Council leaders welcome new council members

    Mar 14, 2009

  • New water purification system provides water, optimism for the people of Samarra

    Mar 14, 2009

    The Government of Iraq has completed installation of a new water purification system on the Rassassi Canal, bringing clean drinking water and optimism to hundreds of needy families in the area.

  • Samarra's improving electrical grid brightening lives

    Mar 14, 2009

    Iraqi Security Forces met with U.S. Army Soldiers and members of the Provincial Reconstruction Team recently to assess the current state of electric utility service throughout Samarra.

  • Ash Sharqat JSS hosts SoIz registration process

    Mar 14, 2009

    A local Sharqat resident pulls out his personal information to be verified by 4th Iraqi Army soldiers, assisted by Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. More than 50 Sons of Iraq from the Ash Sharqat region came to the Joint Security Station Mar. 2 to register in the program, which will transition from U.S. to Iraqi management and funding May 1

  • AFAP provides 'voice' for improving lives in Army communities

    Mar 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For 25 years, the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) has been providing Army communities worldwide with a "voice" in improving quality of life by initiating change. This year, that voice may be yours.

  • Reservist saves woman from suicide attempt

    Mar 13, 2009

    HONOLULU - Today he is called "Spidey." Some even call him "Indiana Jones." These are new titles for David Yamamoto, a Honolulu police sergeant and an Army Reserve command sergeant major, after he leapt from the fourth floor of a five-story Waikiki parking structure to save a woman attempting suicide in September 2008.

  • Cub Scouts help Army restore environment

    Mar 13, 2009

    Restoring the native Koa forest in the mountain ecosystem is an ongoing effort spearheaded by the Oahu Army Natural Resource Program (OANRP). Decades of unwanted growth and human interaction have taken a toll on the fragile systems here.

  • 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 13, 2009

    The 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition concluded March 13 at Fort Lee, Va., with an awards ceremony. After two weeks of competitive events, the team from Fort Bragg, N.C., earned the Installation of the Year award.

  • Imigrants from opposite sides of war-torn country work, become U.S. citizens together

    Mar 13, 2009

    The two men -- one a Christian from the south, the other a Muslim from the north -- have nothing against each other, despite the past which tore their homeland of Sudan apart for more than 20 years during a civil war. Today they are deployed together in Iraq with the U.S. Army, where they work with the same unit as interpreters. Despite Sudan's violent, the two men share a bright future - both became naturalized U.S. citizens in a ceremony at Al Faw Palace, Baghdad, March 3.

  • Sons of Iraq complete registration process for new opportunities

    Mar 13, 2009

    In Saddam Hussein's former horse stables, now a central operation center at Forward Operating Base Remagen, more than 90 Iraqi Sons of Iraq from the Tikrit region registered to remain in the Sons of Iraq program and received payment Mar. 1 as the program transfers from U.S. to Iraqi funding and management.

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • Iraqi medical conference brings new knowledge to district

    Mar 13, 2009

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

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Validation Exercise

    Mar 12, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command deployed its forward command post (FCP) to Camp Zama, Japan, for a two-week command post exercise, testing the capabilities of the FCP and exercising the staff. The purpose of the CPX was to validate the 8th TSC as a fully operational capable command.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • Camp Zama Rolls Out Red Carpet for 8th TSC Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2009

    More than 200 Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians, and contractors converged on this small Army post, located in the southern part of Tokyo, for a two-week command post exercise which began March 9. A lot of prior planning, schedule adjustments, and generous assistance from Camp Zama personnel ensured that this vital training exercise went off without a hitch.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldier gets attention with 'pink bike'

    Mar 12, 2009

    typical day for Cpt. Lynn Song, a staff officer with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's secretary of the general staff, looks something like this: wake up early, beat the commanding general to work, make sure he's taken care of during the day, prepare for the next day late in the evening, and leave the office after the general goes home. It's a demanding schedule and doesn't leave much free time for Song, so time management is vital.

  • USACR/Safety Center Reminds Soldiers to Drink Responsibly this St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 11, 2009

    News release

  • Army FMWRC offers Great Getaways to Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    Mar 10, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Imagine attending a luau on Waikiki Beach; golfing in the shadows of the Magic Kingdom; sightseeing a seventh-century city in The Land of the Morning Calm; sunbathing beneath a famous lighthouse on the Atlantic; or skiing or hiking in the Bavarian Alps. One of those dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31 at www.afrcresorts.com

  • Senior Mentor Assists 8th Theater Sustainment Command During Exercise

    Mar 10, 2009

    Maj. Gen. (ret) Robert Shadley rose through the ranks during his 33-years as an Army officer, culminating his career as the director of logistics for U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort. McPherson, Ga. Today, Shadley shares the knowledge gained during his three decades in uniform as a senior mentor for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's (TSC) command post exercise (CPX), at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Begins Command Post Exercise

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) continued its path toward validation as a fully operational capable command, deploying its forward command post (FCP) here for a command post exercise (CPX), which began March 9.

  • Soldier's death motivates completion of water project

    Mar 8, 2009

    On the fateful day of Dec. 30, 2008, during a mission to coordinate the distribution of purified drinking water from the Salah ad-Din Department of Water to the Salah ad-Din Hospital in Tikrit, Pfc. Christopher Lotter, Task Force Steel, 25th Infantry Division, was killed by sniper fire.

  • Military on leading edge of efficiency

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Military installations across the nation are fast becoming the leaders in energy efficiency and, in some instances, an incubator for sustainable technologies.

  • New management welcomed for single Soldier barracks

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Hawaii welcomed a new concept in barracks management with a First Sergeants Barracks Initiative (FSBI) ceremony, here, Feb. 27.

  • Nigerian's dream to pursue life of opportunity comes true

    Mar 6, 2009

    HONOLULU - Approximately 50 foreign citizens took the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony here, Feb. 23; among them was U.S. Soldier and Nigerian, Spc. Oluseyi Olajire.

  • Garrison rakes in awards

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Directorate of Public Works (DPW), Schofield Barracks, and Kilauea Military Camp (KMC), U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI), were runners-up for the 2008 Secretary of the Army Sustainability Team Award, recently.

  • Army Hawaii Soldiers honored as Athletes of the Year

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Two Army Hawaii military intelligence officers were recently named 2008 Army Athletes of the Year at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium.

  • Outcomes of drugs and alcohol stressed at standdown

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It was a casual sunny Saturday afternoon in 2006 when a commissioned officer visited his neighbor for a beer and barbecue outing.

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • Culinary competition piece of cake for Team Hawaii

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 2009 Hawaii Culinary Team is testing its recipe for success during the 34th annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Feb. 28-March 13.

  • Soldiers showcase talent in "Curtains"

    Mar 6, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - It was 30 minutes before show time on opening night, Feb. 26, at Richardson Theatre, here, and the clocked seemed to tick slower and slower. Sgt. Thomas Johnson, Trial and Defense Service, 8th Special Troops Battalion, stood dressed in a tuxedo, with his hair slicked neatly back, make-up on, and ready for the show to begin.

  • Field Cooking Competition

    Mar 6, 2009

    The Field Cooking event includes 12 teams competing for gold, silver and bronze medals, March 5-7, during the 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va. The awards will be announced March 13.

  • Spotlight NCO - Sgt. Olanda Thompson

    Mar 5, 2009

    Waking up at the crack of dawn and doing physical training isn't a part of every kid's childhood. Olanda Thompson saw his father doing PT every morning and it must have rubbed off - Thompson is now following in his father's footsteps as an Army noncommissioned officer.

  • USARPAC Suicide Prevention goes 'Beyond the Front'

    Mar 5, 2009

    Hundreds of Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians of the U.S. Army, Pacific, assembled in Fort Shafter's Richardson Theater to view an interactive video entitled "Beyond the Front" which presented vignettes of Soldiers in deployment and post deployment, stress-related situations that could lead to suicidal behavior.

  • Savannah Chamber of Commerce shows military appreciation

    Mar 5, 2009

    A military appreciation luncheon took place Feb. 27, at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. The luncheon, which recognized all branches of service, was organized by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and included sponsors from various Savannah businesses.

  • Combatives training school kicks off at Belvoir

    Mar 5, 2009

    As 31 Soldiers from the Military District of Washington converged on Wells Field House last week for the first in a series of combatives training sessions, Fort Belvoir took a major step in being recognized as a training center for the Modern Army Combatives Program.

  • Soldiers show their talent

    Mar 5, 2009

    There were 16 different Soldiers and 16 different styles as Soldiers stepped into the spotlight and on the stage showcasing an abundance of talent in song and dance Saturday at Wallace Theater as they vied for positions in the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • Military Culinarians Compete

    Mar 5, 2009

    The 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition, Feb. 28 - March 13, at Fort Lee, Va., features more than 180 military culinarians from all branches of the Armed Forces. Ten teams are competing for the Installation of Year award, which will be announced at the awards ceremony March 13. Competitors are also vying for Armed Forces Chef of the Year, Junior Chef of the Year and Best Field Cooking Team awards.

  • First female commanding general of Belvoir makes historic visit

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's first female commander, retired Brig. Gen. Evelyn Foote, visited Belvoir on Tuesday to attend the post's Women's History Month observance and to see how things have changed in the past 20 years.

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers Set the Stage in Japan

    Mar 4, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th TSC Special Troops Battalion and Headquarters staff, based out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii arrived at Camp Zama, Japan more than a week before the main body of troops to prepare the camp for the arrival of more than 150 Soldiers and Civilians taking part in a command post exercise. They picked up Soldiers from the airport and set up billeting arrangements at Camp Zama and ensured all life support issues were taken care of.

  • African American Civil War Heroes Paved Way for Modern Army

    Mar 4, 2009

    From the first regiment of African American freedmen who fought alongside General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, to heroes like Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. George Watson, of the Army's 29th Quartermaster Regiment, who gave his life saving the lives many drowning shipmates during the Japanese attack on Porloch Harbor, New Guinea, African American Soldiers in our armed forces continue to uphold the highest of military traditions.

  • Benning honors NCOs in ceremony

    Mar 3, 2009

    Fort Benning honored the "backbone of the Army" when more than 60 newly promoted sergeants and corporals were inducted into the NCO Corps during a ceremony that kicked off the designation of 2009 as the Year of the NCO Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium. "In every aspect of the Army, it's really NCOs making it happen," said CSM William Ulibarri. "We hold it together through training, and also operationally."

  • USAG Hawaii sets its way ahead

    Mar 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A significant change to how barracks are managed, a garrison university and, perhaps, blogs are some of the innovative goals planned for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) in the coming months.

  • Life Scouts restore forests on path to 'Eagle' ranking

    Mar 3, 2009

    MAKUA, Hawaii - Kahanahaiki, a forested gulch along the northwestern ridge of Makua Valley, has recently benefited from the efforts of three Life Scouts as they worked to complete their individual Eagle Scout service projects.

  • Keiki create edible art at monthly program

    Mar 3, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Growing up, I heard it a thousand times: "Don't play with your food." Yet, today, I still have the hankering to hammer out the occasional mashed potato sculpture or draw a smiley face in ketchup on my hamburger.

  • SMA Kenneth O. Preston Reconizes Tampa NCO of the Year

    Mar 3, 2009

    SMA Kenneth O. Preston was the feaured speaker at the AUSA Suncoast Chapter NCO of the Year luncheon.

  • Basic training Soldiers test limits in gas chamber

    Mar 2, 2009

    The gas chamber at Brittin Range goes by many names - house of horrors, confidence chamber, chamber of horrors - but no matter what Soldiers call it, they all pass through its walls during Basic Training.

  • Family members have 'whale of a time' at Puaena Point Beach

    Feb 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A small group gathered at the Outdoor Recreation Center for a whale watching adventure here, Jan. 31. More than 20 family members piled in a van and were driven to Haleiwa where they met with site leader and volunteer Renee Bergeron, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

  • Characters come to life for children during story time

    Feb 27, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - More than 60 children sat on the floor, legs crossed with their heads gently resting on their palms, and they listened attentively as Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Williamson, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, read aloud.

  • Punahou JROTC patch ceremony celebrates military support

    Feb 27, 2009

    HONOLULU - A small crowd gathered in the Wo Auditorium at Punahou School here, Feb. 17, to celebrate a recent achievement of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and the relationship it holds with the military in Hawaii.

  • Sergeant Captures Crooks in Honolulu

    Feb 27, 2009

    KAHALA, Hawaii - A sergeant assigned to U.S. Army-Pacific (USARPAC) was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the Honolulu Police Department, at the Kahala Mall Shopping Center, Feb. 11.

  • Great Aloha Run spans thousands of miles

    Feb 27, 2009

    HONOLULU - Maj. Charlie Kim, 25th Infantry Division, joined more than a thousand Hawaii-based troops for their own version of the Great Aloha Run in Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 8. Kim stated the Iraq version of the race differed from the one held each year in Honolulu, but the aloha spirit was the same. The run was also a way to stay connected to his family back home.

  • Korean War's 'Gettysburg' remembered

    Feb 27, 2009

    Soldiers from 1-23 Inf., 2-23 Inf., 4-23 Inf. and 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery gathered outside 1-23's headquarters building Feb. 18 for the regiment's annual memorial ceremony of the battle referred to as the Gettysburg of the Korean War

  • "No One Is More Professional Than I...", Japanese CSM Takes Part in Promotion Ceremony

    Feb 27, 2009

    The 83rd Ordnance Battalion welcomed another noncommissioned officer into the corps Feb. 1. Sgt. Raul Gallegos was promoted to sergeant during the bilateral field training exercise Orient Shield, and he asked to have Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Command Sgt. Maj. Tsunemi Eto , 8th Division, participate in the pinning ceremony.

  • Sons of Iraq Transfer Held in Kirkuk

    Feb 27, 2009

    A ceremony held to officially sign over the authority over the Sons of Iraq in Kirkuk province, a responsibility previously held by the U.S. forces, from the U.S. military to the government of Iraq at the Iraqi Army 12th Infantry Division Headquarters, Jan. 25. Key speakers at the ceremony included Maj. Gen. Abdul Ameer, commander, IA 12th Inf. Div., and Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., commanding general, Multi-National Division - North. The Sons of Iraq have proven themselves to be an incredible asset in the fight against insurgency, according to Caslen. The Sons of Iraq have assisted Iraqi Security and Coalition Forces while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and providing a lasting peace to their country.

  • Army Belvoir leaders focused on recognizing suicide indicators

    Feb 26, 2009

    Despite the many successes printed and televised about the Army during its proud history, ofA,Aficials are all too aware of the dark cloud hovering above them.For the fourth consecutive year, suicides are on the rise. In 2008, the Army experienced 128 conA,Afirmed suicides - up from 117 the year before. At such an alarming rate, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, viceA,Achief of staff, issued an executive order calling for greater emphasis on recognizing suicidal behavior among Soldiers.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. of Army Reserve observes Black History Month at Mosby Reserve Center

    Feb 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Leon Caffie joined members of Fort Belvoir's Military Intelligence Readiness Command and 55th Sustainment Brigade Tuesday for a celebration marking February as Black History Month.

  • Dual focus of Army scientists yields spinouts

    Feb 26, 2009

    The Army has a dual focus in its development of science and technology: modernization for the future and accelerating technology for today's warfighter.

  • Hawaii passes "Year of the NCO 2009" State resolution

    Feb 25, 2009

    With a chorus of Aca,!A"Ayes,Aca,!A? both houses of the Hawaiian State Legislature officially proclaimed 2009 as the Aca,!A"Year of the Noncommissioned OfficerAca,!A? in a ceremony held in the State Capitol.

  • 90-day program gives former military doctors chance to serve again

    Feb 24, 2009

    Col. Lionel M. Nelson is a man of many hats. A former Air Force Reservist, and a retired Army Reservist, Nelson came out of a five-year retirement and shut down his private practice in San Jose, Calif., to participate in the "90 Days Boots on the Ground" program, a program that gives former military doctors the opportunity to deploy to Iraq for 90 days.

  • Albert Brum Bronze Star.jpg

    Feb 23, 2009

    Albert E. Brum stands at attention as he receives the Bronze Star Medal from Brigadier General John Y. H. Ma, Deputy Commander, U.S Army Reserve, U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC). Brum received the medal for meritorious achievement in active ground combat against an armed enemy, July to August, 1944, while a Private serving with the 2d Canadian Parachute Battalion, First Special Service Force, European Theater of Operations. At center, Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye looks on. US Army photo by SGT Sunshine Garcia Bibian

  • Dedication Ceremony

    Feb 23, 2009

  • 32nd Medical Battalion graduates Soldier Medics -- The inaugural Brian D. Allgood award winner annou

    Feb 23, 2009

    The Jimmy Brought Fitness Center was filled near to capacity with Soldiers, Family and friends Feb. 11 when A Company, 232nd Medical Battalion graduated 383 combat medics from the 68W, Health Care Specialist (Combat Medic) course. The Army Medical Department Center and School established the Col. Brian D. Allgood 68W Distinguished Honor Graduate Award on behalf of Allgood, who commanded the 232nd Medical Battalion from June 4, 1999 to June 8, 2001. Under his superior leadership, more than 9,000 Soldiers, were trained and molded into combat medics.

  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers conduct combined air-assault

    Feb 22, 2009

    In the early morning hours of Feb. 15, several hundred Soldiers from the 4th Iraqi Army Division supported by Coalition forces conducted a combined air-assault to clear and secure the Bichigan peninsula near Balad.

  • NCOs lead the Cobra Gold way

    Feb 20, 2009

    Noncommissioned officers make it happen. At Exercise Cobra Gold 2009, this U.S. Army standard for its NCO corps is made manifest through the professional performances and missions accomplished by NCOs throughout the country of Thailand.

  • Cobra Gold Builds New Buildings

    Feb 20, 2009

  • Combined Live Fire Exercise with Strykers ignites Cobra Gold 09

    Feb 20, 2009

    SUKHOTHAI, Thailand- Jets zoom past and the earth trembles from artillery fire. The thunder of gunfire and explosions fill an entire valley. Four M117 Stryker Improvised Carrier Vehicles appear and quickly disappear through the clouds of smoke.

  • Demo showcases fire-resistant products

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fire suppression technology was demonstrated on Kelley Hill Feb. 11. The demonstration showcased products designed to extinguish fire, be environmentally safe and return the burning material back to the ambient temperature in moments. The fire suppression agent and thermal protective system were designed to increase Soldier's effectiveness and lifesaving options in a combat situation, said Andrew M. Allen, with Global Safety Labs, Inc.

  • 871st EN sings at school dedication

    Feb 20, 2009

  • ICE gives Benning customers a voice

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Benning customer service representatives want your 2 cents. Interactive Customer Evaluation, an Armywide program that has been in place at Fort Benning since 2003, offers customer satisfaction surveys for 275 services on Fort Benning. More services will be added to ICE in the future, said Bernard Goss, Fort Benning customer service officer.

  • USARPAC wins DA best force protection program award

    Feb 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER - The Department of the Army (DA) awarded U.S. Army-Pacific (USARPAC) the Best Force Protection Program Award for 2008, recently, during the opening ceremony of the annual Army Antiterrorism Conference in Buena Vista, Fla.

  • BOLC II platoon mentor named Reserve Officer of the Year

    Feb 20, 2009

    For CPT Curt Owens, serving in the Army Reserve is about just that: service. "It's been rewarding because it's a way to serve the country, specifically during these times when we're relying so heavily on our Army. I love doing it," said Owens, who was named the Army Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year Feb. 1.

  • Energy Summit touts retrofitting

    Feb 19, 2009

    CHICAGO - Do you retrofit' Most people have never been asked that question, and if asked, might conjure up images of an aerobics class, complete with purple leggings, stirrup pants and early 1980s' music.

  • Community shows support for Soldiers

    Feb 19, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The holiday season may have passed, but the spirit of giving remains. Support for troops overseas is still a high priority for many members of the military ohana.

  • Family members line up for Pro Bowl Meet and Greet

    Feb 19, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Football cheerleaders flashed flirtatious smiles and winked at Soldiers and family members during the Pro Bowl Meet and Greet at the fitness center here, Feb. 4.

  • Soldiers bid aloha to the Pro Bowl

    Feb 19, 2009

    AIEA, Hawaii - Two minutes. That's what it came down to. The clock was ticking. Breathing quickly, veins pumping with adrenaline, they stood ready to execute.

  • Belvoir site for military movie premier

    Feb 19, 2009

    A made-for-television movie based on the real-life observations of a casualty escort was screened for more than 150 Soldiers, civilian and DoD support staff from Human Resource Command, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater Feb. 19. The HBO film 'Taking Chance' chronicles the reflections and feelings of retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike Strobl as he escorts a fellow Marine to his hometown in Dubois, Wyo., from Dover Air Force Base, Del. Strobl documents the warmth, kindness and respect that he and the Marine's remains are shown on the journey to his final resting place. Strobl is portrayed by actor Kevin Bacon.

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down

    Feb 19, 2009

    Chaplain (Col.) Jerry Stone goes over course material with Sgt. Justin Buttars, DeWitt Health Care Network, during a break from the suicide prevention stand down seminar Wednesday at Wood Theater. The prevention theme is 'Shoulder to Shoulder, No Soldier Stands Alone,' and was implemented by the vice chief of staff of the Army in response to the rising suicide rates the Army experienced from 2007 to 2008.

  • Engineer officer training graduates observe 90th anniversary of school

    Feb 19, 2009

    Graduates of Fort Belvoir's Engineer Officer Training School returned to the installation Sunday to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Engineer OTS of World War I. The event, which included a formal dinner, was highlighted by speeches from several guests, including the keynote speaker, Maj. Gen. Don Riley, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Pre-K program has students ready for the next step

    Feb 19, 2009

    A place full of new surroundings and all new faces may be intimidating to a young boy or girl just starting school for the first time. To help make a smooth transition, the Army has developed an initiative for kids to conquer those early anxieties. Called "Strong Beginnings," it's a pre-kindergarten program designed to prepare children for the next level of education.

  • 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Soldiers Return Home From Iraq

    Feb 18, 2009

    More than 400 Soldiers returned home to Hawaii following a 15-month deployment to Iraq with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. The redeployment ceremony took place at the Wheeler Army Airfield Multiple Deployment Facility.

  • Militaries from four nations work together during evacuation exercise

    Feb 18, 2009

    UTAPHAO, Thailand- Japanese Self Defense Force and Thai, Indonesian and U.S. militaries conducted a multinational noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise here Feb. 15, successfully "evacuating" more than 90 people, during Cobra Gold 2009.

  • Hawaii Soldiers take part in "Great Aloha Run"

    Feb 18, 2009

    As some 20,000 runners hit the streets for the 2009 Hawaii Telcom Great Aloha Run here at sunrise Monday, more than 2,500 troops, running as the "Sounds of Freedom," demonstrated their cadences and esprit de corps.

  • All-Army Small Arms Championships set for March

    Feb 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will host the 2009 Army Rifle and Pistol Championships in conjunction with the U.S. Army Infantry Center from February 21 to 28 2009. Training and competitions are open to all Soldiers of all Army components, of any rank, with of any military occupational specialty, including West Point and college ROTC cadets.

  • Masters of the Beach

    Feb 18, 2009

    GULF OF THAILAND - (February 13, 2009) - Conducting a full-scale amphibious assault requires a great deal of manpower and coordination. It involves the transportation of hundreds of Marines and dozens of vehicles.

  • Port of Yokohama 150th Anniversary

    Feb 18, 2009

    The city of Yokohama, Japan's Manager of the Urban Planning Bureau for U.S .Military Installations, presents Lt. Col. Craig Jorgenson, commander of the 836th Transportation Battalion and Sgt. Maj. Charles D. Berry, the Tanemaru mascot representing the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Port of Yokohama.

  • MNF-I CSM Visits Northern Iraq

    Feb 18, 2009

    Multi-National Force - Iraq Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence K. Wilson visits Soldiers of the many units, battalions and brigades serving on Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 16-19. Among the many messages Wilson had for military personnel serving on the Northern Iraq base was the gratitude he and the forces command have to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen accomplishments on every level.

  • Cobra Gold 09 comes to an end

    Feb 17, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- Hundreds of people gathered here to celebrate the end of yet another successful Cobra Gold exercise Feb. 17.

  • Cobra Gold troops assist local orphanage

    Feb 16, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand - As part of Exercise Cobra Gold 09, Singaporean and U.S. servicemembers came together Feb. 14 and 15 to lend a helping hand to a local children's home.

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