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  • Iraqi medical personnel learn advanced pre-hospital care

    Apr 23, 2009

    Soldiers of 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division partnered with the Iraqi Ministry of Health to provide a series of training events geared toward creating an emergency medical system program and improving efficiency in pre-hospital care for civilian health professionals from the Tikrit General Hospital and 4th Iraqi Army Division medical personnel.

  • Thirty-five years later

    Apr 23, 2009

    I wasn't very old in April of 1974, but it made a heck-of-an impression on me. That was the year I added the word "tornado" to my vocabulary. It is remembered as "the year of the great tornado outbreak" because of the 148 tornados that were spawned in 13 states over a 16 hour period. I was too young to understand anything but, "hide from the wind." End: There are countless emergency situations that can arise, and when one community is called to help another the best possible scenario is that everyone involved took the time to be prepared.

  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces celebrate Partnership Day

    Apr 23, 2009

    Jazz music performed by the 25th Infantry Division band set the scene as Iraqi and Coalition Forces Soldiers celebrated their 1st Partnership Day with beef bar-b-que, competitive sports and training exercises at Forward Operating Base Dagger, April 9.

  • When Nature Plays Rough-- part 1

    Apr 23, 2009

    Story was designed to be a "call to action" for disaster preparation by recounting the F5 tornado that hit this area 35 years ago this month. It is a two-part story that ends with the ice storm that crippled most of this state earlier this year. The interviews were with people who were affected by both events, how they handled them, and how they prepare. It includes information from Emergency Management Operations, and talks about "Ready Army."

  • It's great to have a dog in the fight

    Apr 23, 2009

    Thomas and Britt are assigned to the 148th Military Police Detachment and attached to the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division during their deployment. Thomas, a Cincinnati native, a member of the Military Police Corps, went to a special military school to become a dog handler. Britt is what's known as a PEDD - a Patrol/Explosive Detection Dog. That means he can be used for intimidation purposes and sniff out anything from detonation cord to bulk explosives

  • 2ID Spartans earn their Shield

    Apr 21, 2009

    Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Order of the Hoplite in order to earn their 'shields' and keep tradition alive April 9 to 10 at Camps Casey and Hovey, Korea.

  • Lessons learned at JRTC for Old Guard Soldiers

    Apr 20, 2009

    FORT POLK, La. - "RPG! RPG! Get out of the way!!" A Soldier yells to his comrades in the Afghanistan National Army as they look his way, confused, not understanding what he is yelling about.

  • First four-star female general amazed by Sierra's unique capabilities, strategic location

    Apr 20, 2009

    Sierra Army Depot had the opportunity to show off their unique capabilities April 2 to the Department of the Army's highest ranking female officer.

  • Commentary - small measures can yield big energy savings

    Apr 17, 2009

    We take energy for granted. When you flip the switch, the lights come on. When the thermostat reaches the red line, you hear the hum of a distant fan and warm air blows out of the grate. For much of the world's population - and even for parts of the U.S. - that isn't the way it is. Energy is a limited commodity. There is only so much to go around in any area. When demand exceeds production, something has to give. In many places that means almost daily "brown outs," where the flow of electricity is intermittent or irregular.

  • Rangers walk in annual Bataan Memorial March

    Apr 17, 2009

    Five Rangers from Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, participated in the 20th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands, N.M., March 29.

  • Opportunities For Veterans

    Apr 16, 2009

    Corps of Engineers, Ohio River Division, seeks Veterans for Civilian positions.

  • USARAK NCOs in Action: Arctic Light Individual Training

    Apr 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska NCOs conduct Arctic Light Individual Training in extreme cold weather conditions at Fort Wainwright. The three-day course helps minimize cold weather injuries by preparing Soldiers for operating in extreme cold weather. It also assists leaders in mitigating the risks associated with the cold.

  • USARAK NCOs in Action: Zero Range

    Apr 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska NCOs in action

  • USARAK NCOs in Action: SFC Kieth Hiura

    Apr 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska NCOs in action

  • PT in the park

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 157 children showed up to PT in the Park, the kick off event for Month of the Military Child for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, April 4, at Bennett Youth Center. Mickey and Minnie Mouse were on hand to lead the children, ages 2-8, and their parents through an aerobic "mousercise."

  • JROTC cadets hone leadership skills during spring break

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 200 cadets represented the Army and Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) at the 38th Annual JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) held March 26-April 2, here, at Area X.

  • Athletes participate in Special Olympics

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Repeat after me," said Special Olympics athlete Kimo Costa. "Let me win."

  • 'Lunch and Learns' serve up prevention

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Quintin Ewing and Bernadette Wong are on a mission. They are members of a small army of education and support professionals working to raise awareness about child abuse prevention, one family at a time.

  • Early return of dependents Aca,!" a last resort

    Apr 9, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" Although some people may believe that Early Return of Dependents action is a way for the military to deal with troubling family matters, this is not entirely true.

  • Fort Carson new home to Apaches

    Apr 8, 2009

    Twelve of the 24 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division arrive at Fort Carson as part of that unit's realignment.

  • Drill Sergeants debunk myths

    Apr 8, 2009

    For years Hollywood has presented Army drill sergeants as gruff, in-your-face, yelling, and spitting Mad Max machines. And perhaps once-upon-a-time its stories portrayed an image that was partly deserved.

  • Family of slain Soldier opens hearts to school children

    Apr 8, 2009

    Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, traveled through Moa'tusm, a small town outside Samarra, to the village of Taraysha, to visit with and give gifts to the children in the area. The backpacks, filled not only with school supplies, but also with treats and toys, were sent on behalf of the Hyde family, of Modesto, Calif. 1st Lt. Daniel Hyde was a platoon leader in Company A, and was killed March 7 by an insurgent attack in Samarra.

  • Al Rega school students receive much needed supplies

    Apr 8, 2009

    1st Lt. Daniel Flynn, a platoon leader in Company C, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, met with Maj. Adil Yusef Khalef, director general of internal affairs in the region, to coordinate the delivery of more than 200 backpacks filled with pens, pencils, paper and notepads.

  • Bara'ia families receive food, water and farming supplies

    Apr 8, 2009

    Soldiers from the Spartan platoon of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, delivered several cases of Halal meals to families in the neighborhood.

  • School improvements coming to Zaggurbanya village

    Apr 8, 2009

    Cpt. Mike Keifman, the chaplain for Special Troops Bn., 3rd Inf. Bde. Combat Team, 25th Inf. Div., and his Iraqi Army counterparts are charged with improving the school before the beginning of the next school year.

  • Warriors sign wall of fame, 'graduate' from Warrior Transition Clinic

    Apr 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - As patients walk into the Warrior Transition Clinic (WTC), health care posters, numerous handouts and fire escape plans hang on the wall - all information patients would expect in a health clinic. However, something unusual sticks out.

  • Soldiers and veterans share combat experiences, healing over coffee

    Apr 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers, generations apart, discussed the realities of combat during "Java with Joe," at the Tropics, here, April 1.

  • OANRP restores Makua Valley, protects endangered species

    Apr 6, 2009

    MAKUA VALLEY, Hawaii - The rough crunching sounds of spiked hiking shoes mixed with morning bird calls, as a crew of field technicians from the Oahu Army Natural Resource Program (OANRP) made their way into the native forest at the back of Makua Valley, recently.

  • Men, women learn sexual assault prevention

    Apr 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - You enter the barracks, you see a couple stumbling down the hallway. Their hands are all over each other in a clearly sexual way. A few minutes later, you hear a struggle, then loud voices and yelling coming from the room they entered. What would you do'

  • U.S., R.O.K Artillery Battalions camaraderie is 'Second to None'

    Apr 6, 2009

    Members of the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery and the Republic of Korea's 7th Artillery Brigade, 661st Field Artillery met to discuss the units new Paladins, discuss tactics, techniques and procedures, and to have a friendly match of soccer.

  • Units of 1HBCT, 2ID still make time for families

    Apr 6, 2009

    1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the 2nd Infantry Division take a day to celebrate families.

  • Generals visit Bronco Brigade

    Apr 3, 2009

  • Soldiers sort half-a-million school books for Iraqi children

    Apr 3, 2009

    Soldiers of 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, helped bring some excitement to Iraq as they packaged and prepared the first shipment of more than 600,000 'My Arabic Library' books to be delivered to Iraqi schools throughout the Salah ad-Din province, in a combined effort to introduce and establish better learning environments and library systems for Iraqi children.

  • Iraqi medical conference brings new knowledge to district

    Apr 3, 2009

    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.

  • Clean water for Al Tuth village

    Apr 3, 2009

    Coalition forces joined Samarra's director general of water in flipping the switch on a new water treatment facility in the Al Tuth neighborhood of Samarra, March 30.

  • Reconciliation offers fresh start in Tuz

    Apr 3, 2009

    The Iraqi Army reconciled more than thirty people in the Salah ad-Din Province, March 31 with technological help from Soldiers from the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

  • Final SoI transfer in Northern Iraq

    Apr 3, 2009

    Iraqi government officials, provincial government leaders, sheikhs and military members from the 4th Iraqi Army and 25th Infantry Division celebrated the formal transfer of control with a signing ceremony in a palace on the banks of the Tigris River.

  • Fallacies about civilian misconduct debunked

    Apr 2, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Civilian Misconduct Action Authority is the process used for civilian residing overseas with their sponsor who break the law in their host nation. Used as a surrogate to the local judicial system, CMAA reinforces and supplements civilian legal processes.

  • Women's History Month observed at Fort Shafter

    Apr 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - (March 31, 2009) The Oahu Army community observed Women's History Month, here, with the theme, "Women taking the lead to save our planet."

  • Returning Soldiers and Families find support to grow stronger

    Apr 1, 2009

    Spouses from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team take a quick break between Family Strong Series classes at the Main Post Chapel Annex, Schofield Barracks.

  • 368th Military Police Train for Deployment

    Mar 31, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - (March 27, 2009) Spc. Michael Winn (on left) and Spc. Ronnie Manibusan, both from the 368th Military Police Co., Guam National Guard, prepare operations communications equipment from the unit's control room. The 368th MPs are training in preparation for a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Sergeants' Time Training at the Obstacle Course

    Mar 31, 2009

  • USARPAC Conducts WLC for Indonesian Sergeants

    Mar 30, 2009

    United States Army, Pacific operations non-commissioned officer, discusses troop leading procedures with an Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Darat (TNI-AD) instructor during the Warrior Leader Course.

  • Generals visit Bronco Brigade

    Mar 29, 2009

  • Hawaii Medal of Honor recognizes heroes

    Mar 27, 2009

    HONOLULU - The Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii House of Representatives will convene in a special joint session to recognize military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Medically boarded Soldiers gain better legal counsel

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - They're not your parents, but Mark German and Capt. Sherrie Rivera just want what's best for you, the Soldier.

  • Cooking and coping go hand in hand at ACS class

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Someone once said that nothing brings people together like food, maybe because conversations seem to flow effortlessly around dinner tables and memories are shared. Also, friendships blossom and family ties strengthen. And honestly, who doesn't love to eat'

  • Hollywood Knights: Stars shoot hoops with troops

    Mar 27, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Cheers and laughter echoed through the gymnasium as family members and fans lined the bleachers to kick off the Hollywood Knights celebrity basketball game here, March 18.

  • Television celebrities visit Fisher House before basketball game

    Mar 27, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - The small frame of 14-month-old Robert Anthony Duenas seemed lost in the arms of an American Gladiator.

  • Army Emergency Relief fundraiser kicks off in Hawaii

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 2009 Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign kicked off March 20 at the Nehelani with a challenge to the more than 30 key leaders, project officers and unit commanders in attendance.

  • AFAP brief highlights dedication to service

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) delegates provided a voice for the community during the 2009 AFAP brief-out, here, March 18.

  • Top athlete award goes to former post runner

    Mar 26, 2009

    A talented distance runner who established his credentials at Fort Lewis before moving on has been named 2008 Army Male Athlete of the Year.

  • USARPAC general visits Watchdog MPs

    Mar 25, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commander of United States Army Pacific Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, talks to Soldiers of the 8th Military Police Brigade during his visit March 24.

  • Mayor of Samarra sends a message to the people: Tear down that wall

    Mar 25, 2009

    The concrete barriers, commonly known as "T-walls," surround several government and military buildings throughout Samarra to provide a layer of protection against insurgent attacks. While T-walls have become a familiar site in Iraq, they are a sign of more dangerous times, and most citizens agree it's time for them to go.

  • Spotlight NCO: Sgt. Adam L. Forth (U.S. Army Alaska)

    Mar 23, 2009

    Sgt. Adam L. Forth, a quality assurance/quality control inspector with G Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, stands out as a noncommissioned officer because of his professionalism, candor and authority.

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    Mar 23, 2009

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    Mar 23, 2009

  • Iraqi Police take control of JSS Siniyah from U.S. Forces

    Mar 23, 2009

    Iraqi Police took control of Joint Security Station Siniyah from the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division during a transfer ceremony March 8. The Iraqi Police in the area are now fully responsible for providing security for the people of Siniyah.

  • Iraqi EOD police learn advanced CSI techniques

    Mar 22, 2009

    The Iraqi policemen learned advanced post-blast analysis techniques in the classroom, and then applied the knowledge in a series of Coalition-led training exercises. In the final exercise, explosives experts rigged a truck with a 40-lb bomb and safely detonated it so the investigators could examine a fresh, large crime scene.

  • MND-N Soldier photos - March 2009

    Mar 22, 2009

  • Judicial Conference fosters fellowship, professional development for Salah ad Din judges

    Mar 22, 2009

    Voices clamoring "Soura, Soura" filled the air amid camera flashes and cigarette smoke as nearly 50 judges from Salah ad Din province met Mar. 12-14 for a judicial conference in Sulyamaniah.

  • Fallen military intelligence heroes live on in memories of fellow Soldiers

    Mar 22, 2009

    During a gathering of Soldiers organized by the G-2 section at division headquarters on COB Speicher, the memories of two fallen intelligence Soldiers is revived for a new Soldiers serving OIF.

  • Maintaining batteries maximizes potential

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Directorate of Public Works (DPW), Environmental Division, hosted four vehicle battery maintenance and management training sessions at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter, recently.

  • Residents to receive AHFH surveys soon

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - How important is garage storage to you' Do you feel there is adequate parking for your family vehicles'

  • Soldiers 'Stryke Back' during Nehelani welcome party

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Sarah Carnes, 3, spun around and shook her tiny hips in a dance she later revealed was her "daddy is home dance," during the "Stryke Back Bash" at the Nehelani here, March 12.

  • 'Duke' mahalos warriors

    Mar 21, 2009

    HONOLULU - On March 12, our administration participated in the welcome home ceremony at Schofield Barracks for the members of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, who returned from a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Education aids in fire prevention

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Unattended cooking and burning candles caused half of the fires on Army installations in 2008, according to Victor Flint, battalion chief, Federal Fire Department-Hawaii.

  • Honolulu Festival celebrates Pacific Rim culture

    Mar 21, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - For three days, residents and visitors celebrated the unique relationship Hawaii shares with its Pacific Rim neighbors during the 15th Annual Honolulu Festival here, March 15-18. The festival brought thousands together to showcase the diversity of the people of the Pacific Islands and Asia through arts, crafts and performances in and around Waikiki.

  • Flexible CYS2 programs support Army families

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI), Child, Youth and School Services (CYS2) programs are staying flexible to meet the child care needs of the community by providing numerous options for parents.

  • A night with the Knights

    Mar 21, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Spc. Anthony Rodriguez (center) dribbles past a defender during the Hollywood Knights celebrity basketball game at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Physical Fitness Center, March 18. Soldiers and family members packed the stands at the center to watch the Army Hawaii All-Star Basketball team battle it out against their favorite Hollywood celebrities.

  • U.S. Military Leaders of Northern Iraq Gather for Commander Conference

    Mar 21, 2009

    Task Force Lightning leadership hosted a two-day Commander's Conference for the leaders of the many brigades supporting the U.S. Army in Northern Iraq at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, March 12.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Natural Resource Program Takes Home Award

    Mar 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-Army conservation efforts here and across Oahu gained national exposure, Thursday, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) presented U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) with the 2008 Military Conservation Partner Award.

  • NCO teaches bistro cooking in the barracks

    Mar 20, 2009

    When it comes to cooking, Sgt. Edmund Perez knows how to prepare a healthy, affordable meal in about thirty minutes.

  • War heroes and descendants scatter soil from historic battlefields

    Mar 19, 2009

    Heroes are honored Thursday as they add soil from Revolutionary War to Iraqi battlefields during the Sacred Soil Ceremony at the new National Infantry Museum.

  • Stop-Loss stops in January, Army leaders say

    Mar 18, 2009

    That Army plans to phase out its reliance on stop-loss by January, Army leaders say.

  • Spotlight NCO: SSG Sean G. Bailey (U.S. Army Alaska)

    Mar 18, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Sean G. Bailey, a section leader with B Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, credits the Soldiers he leads for making him an outstanding noncommissioned officer.

  • 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.