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  • Schofield's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers nets DA praise

    Sep 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program recently proved that, when it comes to taking care of unmarried service men and women, its work is second to only one among extra-large installations around the world.

  • FFID Soldier saves fellow Soldiers life

    Sep 11, 2009

    BGen. Keith Walker, Director of the Future Force Integration Directorate presents Spc Ramona Dunlap with an Army Commendation Medal for her actions in preventing a fellow soldier from taking their own life.

  • AMSC launches 2nd Annual Excellence in Education Award Program

    Sep 11, 2009

    Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is seeking Army organizations to apply for the 2009 Excellence in Education (EIE) Award.

  • Captain using Ironman to highlight Wounded Warrior cause

    Sep 10, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - CPT Jason Tebedo has experienced at least half the pain of a triathlon. He'll face the full brunt next month. On Oct. 10, he's scheduled to compete in the Ford Ironman World Championship at Kona, Hawaii, an endurance race that leads participants over 2.4 miles of swimming through ocean waves, 112 miles of biking and a 26.2-mile marathon run.

  • An EPIC tool makes searching for logistics policy easy

    Sep 10, 2009

    The US Army Logistics Innovation Agency has created the Enterprise Policy and Process Interactive Capability - or EPIC - an electronic policy search tool that has remedied the archaic and cumbersome methods of searching and finding Army logistics policy.

  • Kwajalein hospital, dental and fire department staffs train to handle hazardous material decontamina

    Sep 9, 2009

    Two members from the Joint Task Force - Homeland Defense division visited Kwajalein, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Aug. 19-21 for a Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) concerning hazardous material decontamination.

  • USARPAC Soldiers run in Singapore Army Half Marathon

    Sep 9, 2009

    SINGAPORE- Temperatures in the 100s and high humidity were just a few of the obstacles six members of United States Army, Pacific had to endure during a Singapore Army-sponsored half marathon here, Aug. 21.

  • Alaska Soldiers learn to play safe in the Last Frontier

    Sep 9, 2009

    Soldiers at Fort Richardson, Alaska, receive safety training on many of the off-duty outdoor activities available to them while stationed in the Last Frontier, including cold-weather camping, hunting and snowmobiling.

  • Marines, Sailors summit Army's Assault Climber Course

    Sep 9, 2009

    As their training draws to a close, Marines and Navy Corpsmen at the Army's Northern Warfare Training Center's Assault Climber Course put their newly acquired mountaineering skills to the test, conducting alpine operations in the rugged hills of the Alaska Range.

  • Army trains Marines in Alaska wilderness

    Sep 9, 2009

    Members of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command are preparing for Afghanistan's rugged terrain by training in the wilds of Alaska with some help from Soldiers.

  • New selection process, assignment procedures for CSMs in 2010

    Sep 9, 2009

    Beginning in October 2010, the Army will hold command sergeant major selection boards that will mirror the current officer selection process where new commanders are centrally selected and assigned to battalions and brigades.

  • FEMA, Hawaii Civil Defense sign MOU

    Sep 8, 2009

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Regional Administrator Nancy Ward and Hawaii Civil Defense Director Major General Robert G. F. Lee sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Sept. 2nd.

  • Alaska Engineers further WWII recovery effort on Attu Island

    Sep 8, 2009

    Soldiers with Fort Richardson, Alaska's 6th Engineer Battalion travel to remote Attu Island to assist in the government of Japan's efforts to recover remains of Japanese soldiers who died on the island 66 years ago in one of WWII's fiercest battles

  • Sustainment Moves to the Next Level: Rethinking our Life Cycle Focus

    Sep 8, 2009

    While these are demanding times for our Army, with more than 240,000 Soldiers executing missions in nearly 80 countries around the world, our path to restoring the Army's balance is clear.

  • ASYMCA, Sierra Club offer free weekend camp in September

    Sep 6, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Sierra Club and the Sierra Club Foundation are funding free weekend camping opportunities for military families through the Honolulu Armed Services YMCA.

  • 500th MI Bde. event supports, highlights women's equality

    Sep 6, 2009

  • Federal Survey Card impacts school funding

    Sep 6, 2009

    Would you like your child to have better school equipment and textbooks' Would you like it if the federal government gave money to our schools to provide better educational tools'

  • Tripler's volunteer therapy dogs, handlers make the rounds

    Sep 6, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Mac McDaniel is very proud of his Welsh terrier, Baxter. Besides being a rare breed of dog in Hawaii, Baxter is also part of an elite team serving in the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Human Animal Bond program, which uses friendly canines and other animals to boost the spirits of patients, families and staff.

  • Operation Headrest

    Sep 6, 2009

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - More than 180 preschool through eighth grade students decorated pillowcases with pictures and welcome home messages for single Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Battalion Combat Team (IBCT) expected to return home to Hawaii in September.

  • Way of the Warrior: Native Hawaiian lecture series reveals ancient secrets

    Sep 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The much-anticipated Native Hawaiian lecture series got off to a rousing start, Friday, as military leaders were introduced to one of Hawaii's best-kept secrets: the ancient fighting art known as lua.

  • Customer service survey gives voice to Soldiers, families, civilians

    Sep 6, 2009

    Whenever you're asked, "How are you today'" do you usually respond with "fine" or some other quick response'

  • JVEF partnership impacts Hawaii schools

    Sep 6, 2009

    WAIPAHU, Hawaii - Top educators gathered with high-ranking military personnel and lawmakers under one roof, here, at the Hawaii Okinawa Center, Aug. 27, for the annual Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF).

  • Vietnam-era panel discusses challenges of 3rd HBCT's upcoming advisory mission

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Seven former advisers in Vietnam and one Vietnamese officer met with more than 30 officers from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Friday at the National Infantry Museum to discuss the challenges and lessons they learned in developing partnerships.

  • Study points to fats, carbs as 'brain food'

    Sep 3, 2009

    A high-fat diet, at least for a few days, could enhance mental performance, according to a study unveiled Tuesday.

  • New Contracting Brigade Activated at Fort Shafter

    Sep 3, 2009

    With the uncasing of the unit colors, the 413th Contracting Support Brigade became an integral part of United States Army, PacificAca,!a,,cs mission at a ceremony on historic Palm Circle Sept. 2.

  • 64th anniversary of WWII ending observed

    Sep 2, 2009

    Veterans, family and military members convened on the deck of the USS Missouri to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the ending of World War II.

  • Gen. Dempsey says Army altering training for wars

    Sep 2, 2009

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, said Tuesday the Army is training for and fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a vastly different way than it did during the initial days of the conflicts.

  • Providers in South Korea See Both Sides of the Electronic Medical Record

    Sep 2, 2009

    Military medical professionals are using both the DoD's fixed facility electronic medical recording (EMR) system, AHLTA, and the battlefield system, Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4), to reap benefits on both sides of the data flow.

  • Deployed US Soldiers become assistant combatives instructors

    Sep 2, 2009

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, "Horsemen," 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division completed 40 hours of level one combatives training to become certified assistant instructors during a weeklong train-the-trainer session, Aug. 17-24.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 classes

    Sep 1, 2009

    Army and DOD employees, along with their military supervisors, can now sign up for a Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Education System class at the Army Management Staff College.

  • Holiday Greetings teams set to tape at 60 locations

    Sep 1, 2009

    Taping for one of the most recognizable holiday programs in America will begin soon, months before wreaths are hung and lights are strung in homes across the country.

  • US mortar men train Iraqi Soldiers

    Aug 29, 2009

    Iraqi Soldiers of the 4th Iraqi Army Division, 48th Brigade, Light Mortar Battery rapidly launched more than 200 mortar rounds during a live fire exercise, finishing three weeks of basic mortar training at Al Siniyah Air Base in Bayji, Aug. 18.

  • Footsteps in Faith: Strong Bonds retreats should be a 'must do' for couples

    Aug 28, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - While more than 30,000 Solders and family members have attended Strong Bonds events in the past, the Army will continue to provide significant funding to this vital and important training in 2010.

  • Food show infuses commissaries with local products, flavors

    Aug 28, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - The aroma of savory pork and chicken katsu cooking joined the smells wafting through the Hawaii Prince Hotel, here, during the 12th Annual American Logistics Association (ALA) Hawaii Food Show, Aug. 20.

  • Army 'ready' anytime, anywhere

    Aug 28, 2009

  • PAMSXXXIII closes, presented dynamic challenges, discussion

    Aug 28, 2009

    Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXIII came to a close Aug. 28, after a week of intense discussions at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.

  • 8th TSC Soldiers experience Japanese culture

    Aug 26, 2009

    In the middle of a two-week command post exercise at Camp Zama, a group of 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers, based out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii, took a break to enjoy the ancient culture of Japan.

  • US, Japan, ROK agree to work together on HA/DR issues

    Aug 25, 2009

    Three chiefs of armies discussed the future of Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief during a meeting at the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference VI, in Tokyo, Aug. 25.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command employs capabilities of USARJ Command Center

    Aug 25, 2009

    About 70 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) deployed their forward command post (FCP) here Aug. 12 to the U.S. Army, Japan / I Corps (Forward) / U.S. Army Garrison, Japan command center to exercise their theater sustainment capabilities. The 8th TSC is the command responsible for logistics sustainment in the Pacific Theater, providing support from the factory to the foxhole for warfighters from Alaska to Korea, an area spanning 9,000 miles. This command post exercise also tests the reach back capability provided by the 8th TSC main command post (MCP), located at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Main Command Post provides 'reach back' capability for 8th Theater Sustainment Command

    Aug 25, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) are once again refining their craft to conduct operations in the Pacific Theater with a command post exercise August 17 through 30 here. The exercise comes on the heels of the unit becoming fully operational capable, which makes the experience very important to training its veteran and new personnel alike.

  • Army Capstone Concept balances winning today's wars with preparing for future conflict

    Aug 24, 2009

    "We have to be able to defeat the enemy, conduct security operations, and also conduct a broad range of activities while conducting stability operations - and be able to transition continuously across the spectrum of offensive, defensive, stability and civil-support operations." said Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center's Concepts Development and Experimentation Directorate.

  • Commander promotes his hero at APG

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Law school available to junior officers

    Aug 24, 2009

    The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army's Funded Legal Education program. Under this program, up to 25 Army officers may be selected to attend law school at government expense while on active duty.

  • Immunizations not just for kids

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Whatever age, whatever sport, protect the eyes

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Commentary: As it should be

    Aug 24, 2009

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

    Aug 24, 2009

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

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

    Aug 22, 2009

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

  • Co-hosts meet before the Pacific Armies Management Seminar

    Aug 22, 2009

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

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

    Aug 22, 2009

    Co-hosts meet before PAMS XXXIII in Tokyo

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

    Aug 21, 2009

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

  • PAIO conference develops strategic goals to sustain USAG-HI

    Aug 21, 2009

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

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

    Aug 21, 2009

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

  • Green Belt class aims to improve communication

    Aug 21, 2009

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

  • Installation supply, maintenance activities set to reorganize

    Aug 21, 2009

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

  • Exercise Pacific Reach 2009

    Aug 21, 2009

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

  • Motorcycle safety in spotlight

    Aug 20, 2009

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

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

    Aug 19, 2009

  • Soldiers learn to impart mental toughness on others

    Aug 19, 2009

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

  • Local Alaska community honors USARPAC NCO of the Year

    Aug 14, 2009

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

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

    Aug 14, 2009

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

  • Unintended footsteps: Grandson follows his grandfather

    Aug 14, 2009

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

  • Arctic MP NCOs lead team into Warrior Police Challenge

    Aug 14, 2009

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

  • USARAK NCOs ready Soldiers for deployment

    Aug 13, 2009

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

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

    Aug 13, 2009

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

  • Khaan Quest 2009 begins with UNSOC

    Aug 13, 2009

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

  • USASMA unveils foyer dedicated to former student

    Aug 13, 2009

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

  • Exercise Pacific Reach 2009 tests watercraft capabilities

    Aug 13, 2009

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

  • Suicide -when destructive thoughts turn to actions

    Aug 12, 2009

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

  • HQ TRADOC recognizes Retention Teams

    Aug 12, 2009

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

  • Sustainability includes a stable workforce, involved community

    Aug 11, 2009

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

  • 'Muck wars' brings Club Beyond youth group together

    Aug 11, 2009

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

  • Educated Soldiers win wars, TRADOC tells educators

    Aug 11, 2009

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

  • USARPAC Civilians exercise their health,wellness

    Aug 10, 2009

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

  • Garrison Supports Strong Families

    Aug 10, 2009

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

  • Americans and Iraqis work to urgently preserve Iraqi cultural landmark

    Aug 10, 2009

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

  • Military spouses advance with MyCAA

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Obtaining full replacement value on PCS move-damaged property

    Aug 7, 2009

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

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Injuries: the modern military epidemic

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Commentary: Opening of the Defense Acquisition University

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Soldiers can find a sympathetic ear online, through TRIAP

    Aug 7, 2009

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

  • Forbes ranks West Point as nation's top college

    Aug 7, 2009

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

  • Residence-related Army accidents down by more than 100

    Aug 6, 2009

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

  • Ordnance Museum begins move to Fort Lee

    Aug 6, 2009

  • Hawaii-based divers repair Alaskan breakwater

    Aug 4, 2009

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

  • MILITARY TALENT TAKES CENTER STAGE

    Aug 4, 2009

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

  • DoD Personal Property Program actively seeks servicemembers' input

    Aug 4, 2009

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

  • Class teaches kids how to stay safe when home alone

    Jul 31, 2009

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

  • MMA brings military, local fighters to a faceoff

    Jul 31, 2009

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

  • The Best of the 'TF Lightning' Warriors

    Jul 31, 2009

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

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

    Jul 31, 2009

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

  • Army looks to refine initial officer training

    Jul 31, 2009

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

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

    Jul 30, 2009

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

  • Paik provides prospective from Pusan to Panmunjom

    Jul 30, 2009

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

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

    Jul 30, 2009

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

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

    Jul 29, 2009

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

  • Joint Training Center Builds ISF Capabilities

    Jul 29, 2009

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

  • CF and Iraqis "Giving Back Kindness"

    Jul 29, 2009

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

  • Continued Progression: Female Soldiers

    Jul 28, 2009

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

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