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  • Helicopters on the USS Essex

    Feb 9, 2009

  • Landing craft air cushion (LCAC)

    Feb 9, 2009

  • COMMANDER'S BLOG

    Feb 9, 2009

    COMMANDER'S BLOG

  • A day on the USS Essex

    Feb 9, 2009

    Exercise Cobra Gold 09 is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint coalition multinational military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force. This year's exercise is the 28th iteration, and 2009 marks the 176th year of U.S./Thai relations. The exercise includes participating nations from Indonesia , Japan , Singapore , Thailand and the United States. Exercise CG09 provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities. The exercise also includes humanitarian and civic action projects. These photos show Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, U.S. Army Pacific Commander and co-exercise director for Exercise Cobra Gold on a visit to the USS Essex, the primary flag ship for Task Group 76, which participated in CG09.

  • U.N. peacekeeping training conducted in Thailand

    Feb 9, 2009

    LOP BURI, Thailand - Royal Thai Army forces hosted the United Nations Global Peacekeeping Operation Initiative (GPOI) certification in the jungle here Feb. 6. This year, senior non commissioned officers from the United States certified NCOs from Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore as Observer/Controller/Trainers for the annual GPOI, part of Cobra Gold 09.

  • One team, one fight

    Feb 9, 2009

    Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers from Delta Detachment, 1st Space Company here recently shared with Air Force and Navy brethren what the expression of "one team, one fight" really means. From Jan. 19-23, at the Misawa Air Base Martial Arts and Tumbling Center, Sgt. James Harris, a Level III Modern Army Combatives instructor from Delta Detachment taught and certified eighteen Airmen and Navy personnel in Modern Army Combatives.

  • 'The Great Aloha Run' Starts at COB Speicher

    Feb 9, 2009

    In keeping with tradition, The Great Aloha Run, a six-mile course originating with Hawaii's 25th Infantry Division as an annual Division run, is held on COB Speicher welcoming the participation of all military and civilian personnel.

  • Amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) off loads Marines

    Feb 8, 2009

  • U.S. commander for Exercise Cobra Gold 09, listens to a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief brie

    Feb 8, 2009

    . Gen. Benjamin Mixon, Commander, U.S. Army Pacific Command and senior U.S. commander for Exercise Cobra Gold 09, listens to a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief brief in the war room aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during exercise Cobra Gold 2009 (CG 09).

  • Marines reach out to Pattaya orphanage during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009

    Feb 8, 2009

    More than 25 Marines and Sailors deployed in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2009 participated in a community relations event Feb. 7 at Father Ray Children's Village orphanage in Pattaya, Thailand. Cobra Gold is a regularly scheduled joint/coalition multinational exercise and is the latest in the continuing series of U.S.-Thai military exercises designed to promote regional peace and stability.

  • Cobra Gold '09 Technology Experimentation inspires future operations

    Feb 8, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand - Medics evacuate a casualty up to a flying helicopter, a robotic ruck-sack with legs carries 400 pounds of equipment through rocky terrain, and miniature unmanned aerial vehicles patrol the ground at night.

  • Essex Begins Cobra Gold 2009

    Feb 7, 2009

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived off the coast of Thailand Feb. 7 to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold is a regularly scheduled multinational exercise hosted annually by the Kingdom of Thailand. CG 09 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security.

  • Marines and equipment ashore for Cobra Gold 2009!

    Feb 7, 2009

    Landing craft, air cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 and assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), transport Marines and equipment ashore for Cobra Gold 2009.

  • A CH-46E from the Dragons of HMM-265 prepares to liftoff the flight deck of USS Harpers Ferry

    Feb 7, 2009

    - A CH-46E from the Dragons of HMM-265 prepares to liftoff the flight deck of USS Harpers Ferry while a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to assault craft unit (ACU) 5 transports Marines and there equipment from USS Essex (LHD 2) ashore during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

  • U.S. Navy Cobra Gold execise

    Feb 7, 2009

    USS ESSEX, Gulf of Thailand (February 6, 2009) - The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) steam alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204), with the USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) close behind, during an refueling-at-sea in preparation for Cobra Gold 2009.

  • Interoperability is vital in controlling air space during Cobra Gold 2009

    Feb 7, 2009

    UTAPHAO, Thailand- The daily operation of an airport requires the coordination and communication of a lot moving parts, but running one during an exercise like Cobra Gold requires even more than normal.

  • CH-46E lifts off from USS Harpers Ferry

    Feb 6, 2009

    CH-46E lifts off from USS Harpers Ferry

  • Education Front: Sponsorship programs make transition easier for students

    Feb 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Every month, military youth are relocating and transitioning into new schools. Thanks to the Army's Child, Youth & School Services (CYS2), Youth Sponsorship Clubs, and the Leilehua High School (LHS) Aloha Ambassadors School Transition Support Program, these new students are being supported and welcomed.

  • Cobra Gold Community Relations

    Feb 6, 2009

    Painting a shelter at Sang Song La Nursery in Sattahip, Thailand along with Royal Thai Navy Sailors and other U.S. Marines and Sailors as part of a community relations project during Cobra Gold 2009.

  • Hawaii Soldiers, Thai Marines Build Classroom, Bridges

    Feb 6, 2009

    CHANTHABURI, Thailand - After 24 hours of non-stop travel, 30 Soldiers from Hawaii step off their bus into the early morning light and, for the first time, see the place they will call home for the next three weeks. A two-story schoolhouse sits at the end of a large, dusty quad that is spotted with a few meager trees. Classrooms have been emptied of furniture and the Soldiers wearily carry their luggage to the cots with their names marked on the wall.

  • Keiki create Valentines for deployed parents at the Sgt. Yano Library

    Feb 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Family members of deployed Soldiers showed off their hearts at the Sgt. Yano Library, here, recently, for the free Create-a-Card Program.

  • Artillery chief awarded Purple Heart

    Feb 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A member of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, received a Purple Heart in a ceremony at the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team motor pool, here, Jan. 28.

  • Year of the NCO: Retired NCOs remember

    Feb 6, 2009

    The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer is well underway and NCOs are being honored Army-wide, but Fort Myer Military Community Command Sgt. Maj. Jefferson Varner III wants to ensure that the year-long celebration of enlisted leaders isn't limited to those currently serving.

  • U.S., ROK Army conduct joint river crossing in South Korea

    Feb 6, 2009

    Soldiers of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry conducted a joint river crossing through the Yang Pyong river on Feb. 5 with the Republic of Korea Army's 38th Armor Battalion, crossing icy waters with depths of up to 6 feet.

  • Defense Department civilians, families offered on-post housing options

    Feb 5, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly 20,000 Department of Defense (DoD) civilians provide vital support to Soldiers, families and military operations on the islands. Similar to active duty, many civilians often relocate to meet the military's needs; however, finding a home in the right community can be a challenge.

  • Supporting the troops

    Feb 5, 2009

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - American flags wave across Pohakuloa Training Area's (PTA) main gate while Big Island residents, veterans and family readiness group members express their support for Soldiers and Marines training at PTA during a Support Our Troops rally, Jan. 31.

  • U.S. and ROK Army joint river crossing

    Feb 5, 2009

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division and Soldiers from the Republic of Korea's 75th Armor Brigade, 26th Mechanized Infantry Division participate in a joint river crossing exercise held Feb. 5th in South Korea.

  • Stanley Town Hall addresses issues

    Feb 5, 2009

    CAMP STANLEY - Soldiers on Camp Stanley met with Area I leadership Jan. 21 to talk about their issues and brainstorm with the leadership to make life easier by making adjustments to services on post. Headlining the agenda was two weeks of bank closure.

  • Sailors and Marines aboard the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga

    Feb 5, 2009

  • U.S. Marines and Thai Special Forces partner up during Cobra Gold 2009

    Feb 5, 2009

    BASE KHUN NEN, CHIANG MAI, Thailand- A detachment of seven U.S. Marines and 26 servicemembers with the Thai Special Forces commemorated the beginning of their combined training here Jan. 31 as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. The U.S. Marine detachment from Special Operations Training Group, Special Missions Branch, III Marine Expeditionary Force is here to share their expertise in Dynamic Entry tactics with the Royal Thai Marine, Navy and Army Special Forces.

  • Thai Marines, CLR-3 come together, put rounds down range

    Feb 5, 2009

    BAN CHAN KREM, Thailand Aca,!" About 60 U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, teamed up with about 30 Royal Thai Marines to conduct live-fire training here Feb. 4 during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold is a joint, coalition multinational exercise focused on maintaining and improving military interoperability among its participants.

  • 7th Communication Battalion gets wired for Cobra Gold 2009

    Feb 5, 2009

    SATTAHIP, Thailand - Every major exercise has thousands of moving parts, but none of those parts would function if there were no communications in place. 7th Communication Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, establishes the lifeline that supplies the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade command element during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

  • Blazing the trail: A Buffalo Soldier's Story

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Equal Opportunity Program at Fort Belvoir sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday Observance at DeWitt Hospital Friday. Maxwell was a guest speaker at the event.

  • COB Speicher Celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 5, 2009

    Contingency Operating Base Speicher kicked off a month-long celebration of African American Black History Month with an elimination Three-Point Shooting Contest on Feb. 5.

  • 9th MSC Soldiers work with coalition partners during Cobra Gold

    Feb 4, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- In an effort to reinforce international ties, Cobra Gold 09 gives service members from over 20 countries a chance to share knowledge and an opportunity to build a lasting bond between nations.

  • 9th MSC Soldiers work with coalition partners during Cobra Gold

    Feb 4, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- In an effort to reinforce international ties, Cobra Gold 09 gives service members from over 20 countries a chance to share knowledge and an opportunity to build a lasting bond between nations. This yearAca,!a,,cs exercise is the latest in the continuing series of U.S. Aca,!" Thai military exercises designed to ensure regional peace through U.S. Pacific Command.

  • Amphibious Assault Briefing

    Feb 4, 2009

    UTAPHAO, Thailand (Feb. 4, 2009) Royal Thai Navy Cmdr. Nuttapong Kuardponlark briefs U.S., Thai and Singaporean naval officers on the Thai procedures for an amphibious assault during the first day of Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint coalition multinational military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force.

  • General quarters drill aboard USS Harpers Ferry

    Feb 4, 2009

    Culinary Specialist Seaman Jermaine Jefferson braces for shock during a general quarters drill aboard USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), which is en route to Cobra Gold 2009.

  • Cobra Gold 09 kicks off in Thailand

    Feb 4, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, ThailandAca,!" With an emphasis on friendship and cooperation, Exercise Cobra Gold 09, a multi-national combined joint training exercise and humanitarian effort held throughout the Kingdom of Thailand, launched here Feb. 4.

  • Communication system loses weight, gains readiness

    Feb 4, 2009

    Time and communications are critical to operation security in a down-range environment, where the difference of minutes can save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives. A Huntsville, Ala., company specializing in satellite communications has developed and deployed an ultra-portable communication system that hits the ground running with the warfighterAca,!"one that can be on satellite in less than an hour.

  • Ninewa province completes elections uneventfully

    Feb 4, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Adbulla Abdul Karim Satter Abbas Al, the commanding general of the 2nd Iraqi Army Division in Mosul, Iraq toured his area of operations Jan. 31, the day of the countryAca,!a,,cs provincial elections. Besides overseeing the security of nearly 200 polling sites throughout the city, Abdulla was also charged with the maintenance and operation of each.

  • Salah ad-Din officials make final security coordinations for upcoming provincial elections

    Feb 4, 2009

    Representatives from the Iraqi High Electoral Commission, the Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army, the U.S. Army, the U.S. State Department and the mayors from the major towns and cities in the province attended the meeting to make final security coordinations for the upcoming Jan. 31 provincial elections.

  • Purple fingers for Election Day

    Feb 4, 2009

    An Iraqi man and his family check a list of possible candidates to vote for while at a polling station during Election Day in Diyala, Iraq, Jan. 31. Voters received a purple finger after their voting preferences were completed.

  • Dog's Best Friend

    Feb 4, 2009

    Cpl. Justin Rodriguez, a specialized search dog handler assigned to the K-9 Section, I Marine Expeditionary Force, and his military working dog Rex search polling sites Jan. 28 to seek out potential explosives, ammunition, weapons caches and other harmful elements. U.S. military personnel are assisting Iraqi Security Forces with specialized services such as military working dogs in preparation for the Jan. 31 provincial elections.

  • Bayji Joint Coordination Center monitors provincial elections

    Feb 4, 2009

    Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police, Salah ad-Din provincial election officials and Coalition forces monitor security operations for the Jan. 31 provincial elections at the Bayji Joint Coordination Center. Thirty-five schools in Bayji were designated as voting sites, and Iraqi Policemen provided security at each location.

  • USS Harpers Ferry

    Feb 3, 2009

    The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) sails in route to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 09 (CG 09). CG 09 is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint coalition multinational military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force.

  • Superbowl

    Feb 3, 2009

    AMBASSADOR HOTEL, JOMTIEN, Thailand Aca,!" While deployed in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2009, Marines and sailors enjoyed a Super Bowl party hosted by Marine Corps Community Services here Feb. 2.

  • Amphibious Assault Demo

    Feb 3, 2009

    Cobra Gold is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint coalition multinational military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force. The exercise will also include humanitarian civic action projects with participating nations from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and the U.S., and a U.S. Thai military field training exercise.

  • Bi-Lateral Breach Training

    Feb 3, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand (Feb. 3, 2008) Aca,!" Five days of bilateral Dynamic Entry training culminated with a live exercise at the Thai 5th Special Forces Regiment training compound at Camp Khuwnian today, during which Thai special operations soldiers built and detonated interior and exterior linear charges as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

  • Warm Welcome

    Feb 3, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand Aca,!" As participants of Cobra Gold 09 step foot in Thailand after what can be a long, tiring flight, they are welcomed and oriented by members of the Joint Reception Center staff at various hubs throughout the country.

  • Soldiers key in 'behind the scenes' effort at Cobra Gold

    Feb 3, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand - Stepping on stage should be easy for Cobra Gold '09 participants, thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Army, Pacific, Special Troops Battalion, who are manning the Coalition Task Force/ Joint Task Force Headquarters.

  • U.S. Navy Mock Casualty Exercise

    Feb 3, 2009

    CHUK SAMET, Thailand (Feb. 3, 2009) Aca,!" Sailors aboard the Maritime Prepositioning Ship S.S. Maj. Stephen W. Pless participate in a mock casualty evacuation prior to the start of exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

  • U. S. Navy Mock Evacuation Exercise

    Feb 3, 2009

    CHUK SAMET, Thailand (Feb. 3, 2009) Aca,!" Sailors aboard the Maritime Prepositioning Ship S.S. Maj. Stephen W. Pless participate in a mock casualty evacuation prior to the start of exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

  • U.S. Navy Mock Casualty Exercise

    Feb 3, 2009

    CHUK SAMET, Thailand (Feb. 3, 2009) Aca,!" Crewmembers aboard the Maritime Prepositioning Ship S.S. Maj. Stephen W. Pless participate in a mock casualty evacuation prior to the start of exercise Cobra Gold 2009 by lowering a simulated patient to a waiting Royal Thai Navy ship for transportation to a Thai hospital.

  • Multinational participants arrive for 28th iteration of Exercise Cobra Gold

    Feb 2, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- More than 11,000 participants and observers representing 15 nations will deploy to Thailand this month in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 09, a two-week long annual joint combined multinational training exercise scheduled to be held from Feb. 4-17 here.

  • U.S. Marine returns to her first home to support Cobra Gold 09

    Feb 2, 2009

    PATTAYA, Thailand Aca,!" After living in the United States for 19 years, 15 of which she has worn the uniform of a U.S. Marine, Staff Sgt. Siriporn Nakphinphat returned to Thailand in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

  • USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) sails to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 09

    Feb 2, 2009

    Photo of USS Harpers Ferry in Cobra Gold

  • Salah ad-Din Officials Coordinate Security for Provincial Elections

    Feb 1, 2009

    Iraqi Army and Iraqi Police coordinated security and elections operations at the Provincial Joint Coordination Center during the Jan. 31 provincial elections.

  • 311th Signal Command connects Cobra Gold

    Feb 1, 2009

    311th Signal Command (Theater) connects communications assets for Cobra Gold 2009, the 28th U.S. and Thailand-led multilateral exercise.

  • Salah ad-Din officials make final security coordinations for upcoming provincial elections

    Jan 31, 2009

    Representatives from the Iraqi High Electoral Commission, the Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army, the U.S. Army, the U.S. State Department and the mayors from the major towns and cities in Salah ad-Din province attended an elections security conference in Tikrit, Iraq Jan. 27 to make final security coordinations for the upcoming Jan. 31 provincial elections.

  • 'Ace of Cakes' treats U.S. Army, Hawaii To Special Military Cake

    Jan 30, 2009

  • Cobra Gold MPF offload

    Jan 30, 2009

    LAEM CHA BANG, Thailand -- Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, conducted a Maritime Prepositioning Force offload operation in Laem Cha Bang, Thailand Jan. 28 in preparation for Exercise Cobra Gold 2009, scheduled for Feb. 4-17. Cobra Gold is an annual joint, combined exercise hosted by the Kingdom of Thailand and focused on maintaining and improving military interoperability among its participants.

  • Commentary - Life is about more than achieving goals

    Jan 30, 2009

    We live in a society that makes a mania about planning and goal setting. Maybe thatAca,!a,,cs why so many people are unhappy. We would do better if we paid more attention to the details and let the big picture take care of itself.

  • Military family members prepare for homecoming, healthy reunion

    Jan 29, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" In the early morning hours before the sun had a chance to rise, spouses celebrated the return of Soldiers from the 728th Military Police Battalion, Jan. 27, greeting them with lei and tears.

  • AMR 4th Annual Football Bash Clinic

    Jan 29, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii Aca,!" Coaches tweeted their whistles, gave out sage advice and ran participants ragged in an effort to turn them into football machines.

  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors helps families

    Jan 29, 2009

    Ishmael Stagner reminisced about his childhood during the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) seminar at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Jan. 24.

  • Village culvert connects Sunni Arabs, Turkomen

    Jan 29, 2009

  • ISF, medical workers vote in Salah ad-Din province special elections

    Jan 29, 2009

    Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army and provincial officials work together to coordinate security at the Provincial Joint Coordination Center in Tikrit, Iraq, during the Salah ad-Din special elections Jan. 28. Salah ad-Din province held a special needs voting day for Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army, and medical workers so that they are available to work during the elections on Jan. 31. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Meyer, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division.)

  • ISF, medical workers vote in Salah ad-Din province special elections

    Jan 29, 2009

    Ali Abed, an Iraqi Policeman, proudly shows his blackened finger after voting during the Salah ad-Din special elections. Salah ad-Din province held a special needs voting day for Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army, and medical workers so that they are available to work during the elections Jan. 31. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Meyer, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division.)

  • Purple Heart to Staff Sgt. Joseph F. Pennoni, Jr.

    Jan 28, 2009

    Purple Heart to Staff Sgt. Joseph F. Pennoni, Jr.

  • Stryker Brigade, Military Police Soldiers return from Iraq

    Jan 28, 2009

    More than 180 Soldiers from two Hawaii-based units, the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), 25th Infantry Division, and the 728th Military Police Battalion, returned from 15-month deployments to Iraq early Tuesday morning to a joyous reception at the Wheeler Army Airfield Multiple Deployment Facility, Hawaii.

  • Presidential patches

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Staff Sgt. Joseph Ryker (left), wounded warrior, who just returned to the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, explains the significance of the 25th Infantry Division (ID) patch and combat patch to Punahou School Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet Staff Sgt. Daniel Dangaran, as Lt. Col. Randy Wardle, commander, 25th ID Rear Detachment, listens, Jan. 12. Dangaran carried the patches during the Presidential Inauguration parade with his JROTC unit, Tuesday.

  • Green issues, housing take center stage

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" As we look back at the year that has passed, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs dedication to serving personnel and families continues to shine through green initiatives, upgraded housing and beautification efforts across our installations. 2008 brought great change to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) and the population it supports. Through continued relationships and communication between commands and the community, the garrison has consistently made progress.

  • Castle High School students work together, learn communication skills at Leadership Reaction Course

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Approximately 100 freshman students from Castle High School's Lokahi Academy in Kaneohe tested their team and leadership skills at the Leadership Reaction Course (LRC), here, Jan. 15.

  • Community issues solved faster, closer to garrison level

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More people showed up at the Battle Command Training Center, Jan. 12, than she had expected, but U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) customer service officer Ophelia Isreal didnAca,!a,,ct mind.

  • Different Strokes: Military ohana develops talent at the Arts & Crafts Center

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" With the stroke of a paintbrush, many projects come to life. Whether painting a room, creating a piece of art, or touching up furniture, painting adds a creative, personal touch, turning the blandest of projects into a work of art.

  • Keen Edge 2009 Exercise Video

    Jan 22, 2009

    Keen Edge 2009 Video

  • Shafter Elementary first in innovation at state robotics competition

    Jan 22, 2009

    Shafter ElementaryAca,!a,,cs robotics team, the Aca,!A"ShafterbotsAca,!A?, won the first place award for the best innovative solution at this yearAca,!a,,cs Hawaii State FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament last Sunday.

  • It's Considered One of the Toughest Marathons

    Jan 22, 2009

    On March 29, Lt. Col. Ray Pickering will be taking a step back in time on a marathon course that draws more than 4,000 runners and walkers every year. Pickering is planning to participate in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., regarded by Marathon Guide as one of the top 30 marathons in the U.S. He will walk the course with his 75-year-old father. But the 20th annual historical event will be more than a recognition of the determination and fortitude of World War II veterans who defended the Philippine Islands, were forced to surrender to the Japanese and then were marched on a brutal 70-mile trek through rough jungle terrain and tropical heat to prison camps. For Pickering, it will also be a reminder of what one college ROTC student can do with the support of his unit and his determination to make a difference. Pickering, now a product manager with Infrared Countermeasures, PEO-Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors, at Redstone Arsenal, started the Bataan Memorial Death March while an ROTC student at New Mexico State University. Aca,!A"I was a senior and the corps commander of ROTC. I needed one more credit hour to complete my degree. I offered up the idea of developing the Bataan Memorial Death March to get that hour of credit,Aca,!A? Pickering said.

  • Leaders meet to discuss SoI future in Kirkuk province

    Jan 22, 2009

    On Apr. 1 the Government of Iraq will begin to pay the salaries of the Sons of Iraq in Kirkuk province, where the SoI are a group of almost 9,000 Iraqi men providing security in neighborhoods and at critical infrastructure locations across the province. Some of the SoI will transition to other security forces (Iraqi Army or Police), while others may go into skilled-trade jobs or government positions.

  • Mixon speaks to Big Island Rotarians

    Jan 21, 2009

    HILO, Hawaii Aca,!" Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, spoke to members of Big Island rotary clubs at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Jan 20 to discuss the role of the Army in the Pacific.

  • Keen Edge puts U.S., Japanese forces to the test

    Jan 20, 2009

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan Aca,!" U.S. Forces Japan and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force participated in a joint-bilateral exercise here Jan. 18-26. Exercise Keen Edge allows both countries to assess their ability during simulated crisis.

  • 277th Aviation Support Battalion power generation equipment repairer lends expertise to Iraqi Army

    Jan 19, 2009

    277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's senior power generation equpiment repairer spent the past two and a half months attached to the Iraqi Army Support and Service Institute in Camp Taji, where he helped develop a program of instruction based on training modules developed by the U.S. Army.

  • Army's top environmental leader visits Pohakuloa Training Area

    Jan 16, 2009

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii Aca,!"The commander for the Army Environmental Command (AEC) gained first-hand knowledge of the work being done by natural and cultural resource programs at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), Jan. 8.

  • Family Strong Series prepares family members for reintegration

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Aca,!A"I took on a lot of responsibility when my dad left,Aca,!A? said 22-year-old Julian White. Aca,!A"As the eldest, I felt I needed to be a role model and help out more.Aca,!A? Although the White family is no stranger to deployment Aca,!" currently in their sixth, according to mom, Sybille White Aca,!" they do not get any easier.

  • 'Daddy Boot Camp' prepares Soldiers for fatherhood

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Being a Soldier is tough, but perhaps being a father is tougher. Soldiers prepare themselves for a life of service to their country through extensive training and preparation; however, according to many Soldiers, nothing prepares them for fatherhood.

  • Operation Special Delivery eases pain of childbirth, provides support

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Preparing for a babyAca,!a,,cs arrival begins long before labor and delivery. Having the support of family and friends during a pregnancy is key to a healthy and happy delivery.

  • Keiki get crafty at the Arts & Crafts Center

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" With paintbrush in hand, Dillan Alter looked down at a pile of various dollops of paint, contemplating which color to use next.

  • Army family member defies odds, sinks competition

    Jan 16, 2009

    WAIPIO, Hawaii Aca,!" Standing on the starting block during the 2008-09 Hawaiian Swimming Short Course Age Group Championships, at the Veterans' Memorial Aquatic Center/Central Oahu Regional Park, here, Dec. 20, 17-year-old Trey GeorgeAca,!a,,cs 6-foot, 4-inch, 180-pound stature wasnAca,!a,,ct the only thing that set him apart from the others. Reaching across his chest, and approximately 7-inches in length, is a scar that tells a story of great triumph, although George barely notices it.

  • Commander highlights successes of 2008

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" As the military ohana embraces the changes to come in 2009, many see these changes as a time to reflect on the year that has passed, although, the year was not one some people will look back on fondly. Rising unemployment, home foreclosures, inflation and bankruptcy dominated many newspaper headlines.

  • U.S.A.P.T COMMAND AND STAFF ATTEND USS BUSH COMMISSIONING

    Jan 15, 2009

    Members of the U.S.A.P.T. (Golden Knights) attend the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

  • 536th Maintenance Company Returns from 12-month Iraq Deployment

    Jan 14, 2009

    More than 200 Soldiers from the 536th Maintenance Company were welcomed home Jan. 10 following a 12-month deployment to Iraq. Soldiers of the company played a vital role in vehicle upkeep as the only direct-support maintenance company on Camp Taji, Iraq, located approximately 10 miles north of Baghdad. Additionally, the Soldiers of the unit also provided convoy security and worked with the Iraqi military providing them maintenance and supply assistance and training.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Deploys to Afghanistan

    Jan 14, 2009

    More than 350 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade formally said goodbye to their families and friends during a deployment ceremony at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Later this month the Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan to begin a 12-month rotation and assume responsibility for the Joint Logistics Command.

  • Biden, Graham meet local Kirkuk Province political officials

    Jan 14, 2009

    Democratic Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, U.S vice president-elect, met and spoke with local Kirkuk Provincial officials in his role as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a visit to Kirkuk, Iraq, Jan. 13. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined him along with military commanders from Multi-National Corps-Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Karla P. Elliott, 11th Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • India ESG Q and A with Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army, Pacific, and Lt. Gen. A.S.

    Jan 12, 2009

    India ESG Q and A with Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army, Pacific, and Lt. Gen. A.S. Sekhon, Indian Army director of general military operations 7 JAN 09

  • Ambassadors of Hollywood Visit COB Speicher

    Jan 11, 2009

    The Ambassadors of Hollywood come from backgrounds ranging from professional acting to reality television and beauty contests.

  • USAG Hawaii: 2008 Year in Review

    Jan 9, 2009

    Deployments, increased support for Soldiers and families made 2008 a year to remember for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

  • Cheers from the North Pole

    Jan 9, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 130 Soldiers and family members celebrated the holidays at the Single Soldier Christmas Eve party, Dec. 24, at the Tropics Recreation Center. Attendees participated in casino games, won over $2,000 in prizes, including a 47-inch high definition television, and enjoyed a catered Hawaiian meal.

  • The joys (and woes) of pet ownership

    Jan 9, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The term Aca,!A"man's best friend" brings to mind companionship and unconditional love. A pet can walk with you, listen when you need to vent, and provide safety for your family and home.

  • Children create storybooks, become novelists at library

    Jan 9, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Aca,!A"My alien has one big eye, purple spaghetti hair and octopus legs,Aca,!A? explained 9-year-old Marli Flores. She then began to draw the main character on the cover of her newly written masterpiece at the Sgt. Yano Library, recently.

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