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  • University of Hawaii Warrior coin toss

    Nov 26, 2008

    Photo of a Wounded Warrior performing the coin toss at a University of Hawaii football game.

  • Military attaches visit Hawaii, Pohakuloa Training Area

    Nov 26, 2008

    An article about international military attaches visiting Hawaii and Pohakuloa Training Area.

  • Popular circle-island tour orients families with their new home

    Nov 26, 2008

    Army Community Service orients families new to Hawaii with a bus tour around the Island

  • Family Engagement Kit

    Nov 25, 2008

    The USACRC has updated its Family Engagement Kit developed to encourage Family Members to take an active role in their SoldierAca,!a,,cs off-duty safety, particularly those returning from a deployment. Research has shown that some Soldiers take deployment and the return home in stride, without missing a beat, for others it not a seamless reintegration. Some individuals have a more difficult time trying to re-connect with their past life or to integrate and modify their deployment behavior into their present situation. Regardless of whether Soldiers are readying for a deployment, returning from a deployment or neither, Family Members are a front line of defense and can positively affect Soldiers behavior. This kit has simple, yet effective, Aca,!A"how toAca,!A? instructions combined with other useful aids to help Family Members take care of all our Soldiers.

  • 25th CAB's "Mungadai" training tests leaders' limits

    Nov 25, 2008

    BELLOWS AIR FORCE STATION, Hawaii Aca,!" Hovering but a few feet above the oceanAca,!a,,cs surface, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter discharges Soldiers one-by-one into the windblown water and they begin to swim ashore. Their mission as part of the 25th Infantry DivisionAca,!a,,cs Combat Aviation BrigadeAca,!a,,cs (CAB) Aca,!A"MungadaiAca,!A? training exercise was to rescue a downed pilot in a nearby insurgent village and disrupt their information operations campaign.

  • Preparing for Thanksgiving Day food service competition

    Nov 21, 2008

    Soldiers make decorations for no holds barred food service competition between Hawaii Army installations.

  • Warrior Care Month stresses premium medical support

    Nov 21, 2008

    An article wounded warrior care, focusing on aiding injured Soldiers and their families, and the benefits of the Warrior Transition Battalion. Celebrating the focus of Warrior Care Month.

  • CD reminds Soldiers to 'Stay Strong'

    Nov 21, 2008

    Artists help Soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury by raising funds to build oceanfront PTSD treatment facility in Hawaii.

  • Parent-to-Parent offers deployment support to families

    Nov 21, 2008

    Parents and family members learn and share ideas on staying involved during deployment.

  • Family Fun Fridays kicks off at the Tropics

    Nov 21, 2008

    Families enjoy new night out at the Tropics

  • Retired Colonel honored with ihe

    Nov 21, 2008

    Retired Col. David Peters honored with 2008 Ihe Award by the Hawaii Army Museum Society for community service.

  • Secretary reaffirms commitment to wounded warriors, Alaska

    Nov 21, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren paid a call on recovering injured Soldiers at Fort Richardson, Alaska, as part of Warrior Care Month. During his trip the secretary visited wounded warriors at the fort's Wilderness Inn dining facility, spoke with Soldiers about their care and took a tour of the barracks.

  • Air Force wins rugby title

    Nov 21, 2008

    The Air Force claimed its fifth consecutive Armed Forces Rugby Championship Thursday on Stewart-Watson Field defeating the Navy 37-8. Air Force advanced to the championship match by posting a 4-0 record in the round-robin tournament while the Navy posted a 3-1 record to make it to the championship matchup. NavyAca,!a,,cs only loss during regular tournament play came at the hands of Air Force, losing 26-6 in their first match.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren visits Fort Richardson, Alaska

    Nov 20, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks with wounded warriors at the Wilderness Inn dining facility at Fort Richardson, Alaska.

  • Folds Of Honor Foundation and Scholarships For Dependents

    Nov 20, 2008

    Description of the founding of Folds of Honor, a non-profit educational foundation to provide scholarships to the dependents of those killed or injured in the defense of the nation

  • Foreign Attaches visit USARPAC

    Nov 19, 2008

    Foreign Attaches visit Fort Shafter as part of a three day tour of Hawaii's military facilities.

  • USARPAC NCO Induction upholds traditional rite of passage

    Nov 19, 2008

    First USARPAC Special Troops Battalion non-commissioned officer induction ceremony.

  • USARPAC Good Samaritan Run

    Nov 19, 2008

    Soldiers from USARPAC Special Troops Battalion donating non-perishable goods to charity during a morning run.

  • U.S. and Indian Armies exercise peace keeping at Yudh Abhyas '08

    Nov 19, 2008

    HONOLULU - Wednesday November 5, 2008 marked the final day of Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2008 in which Soldiers from the Army Reserve's 9th Mission Support Command (MSC), the California Army National Guard's 40th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and the 49th Infantry Brigade (Indian Army) took part.

  • A four-star promotion

    Nov 19, 2008

    A slideshow of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody's four-star promotion ceremony conducted in the Pentagon auditorium, Nov. 14, 2008.

  • Hawaii communities honor veterans

    Nov 16, 2008

    WAIANAE, Hawaii Aca,!" The Waianae Military Civilian Advisory Council (WMCAC) honored veterans and service members during its annual Veterans Day Parade and Hoolaulea (Hawaiian party), here, Nov. 8.

  • Soldiers keep up the family business

    Nov 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" There are as many father and son businesses as there are professions Aca,!" movers, roofers, landscapers and even junkyard men have proudly tacked on Aca,!A"and SonAca,!A? to their names. While the Army is not likely to be renamed Aca,!A"and SonsAca,!A? anytime soon, sometimes soldiering is the family business.

  • CYS2 increases benefits, free child care for military ohana

    Nov 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" With the Department of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs ongoing commitment to increasing quality of life for Soldiers and family members, Child, Youth and School Services (CYS2) has increased benefits and expanded services within the past several months and has many more in the works.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    Slideshow of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody's change of command ceremony conducted at the Fort Belvoir, Va., parade field, Nov. 14. Gen. Benjamin Griffin retired from the Army during the ceremony.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- In this world it is hard enough to make history once, but Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody has done it twice in one day.

  • Army promotes first woman to four-star general

    Nov 14, 2008

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody became the first female four-star general in the U.S. armed forces at a promotion ceremony Friday morning in the Pentagon.

  • First foreign-military spouses graduate from Fort Bliss SLDC course

    Nov 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently held a graduation ceremony for the Senior Spouse Leadership Development Course that included for the first time, spouses of international students attending the Sergeants Majors Course Class 59.

  • Two planes, eight guns, and lots of Aca,!A"Zeros.Aca,!A?

    Nov 13, 2008

    When the Japanese launched a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, Army aviators were among the first to respond and engage the enemy in combat marking our nation's entry into WWII.

  • Mixon shares historical rug with 25th ID museum

    Nov 7, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army, Pacific, presents a rug, a large piece of history, to the Tropic Lightning Museum on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The rug was given to Mixon during his Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment as the commander of the 25th Infantry Division.

  • Young Presidents tour Army facilities

    Nov 7, 2008

    Members of Hawaii's Young Presidents' Organization, highly influential business leaders in the international and local community, are given a tour of U.S. Army facilities in Hawaii, courtesy of USARPAC and the 25th ID CAB, in order for them to gain a better understanding of Army operations.

  • Installation honors retirees' selfless service

    Nov 7, 2008

    Installation honors retireesAca,!a,,c selfless service

  • Fort Rucker salutes military Families

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Rucker kicks of Military Family Month

  • Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

    Nov 7, 2008

    Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

  • Primary School students cast their votes in civics process

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Rucker Primary School students cast votes

  • Dance your way to health with Zumba

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 20 women shook their hips and showed off their dance moves at the weekly Zumba exercise class at the Health & Fitness Center here, Nov. 5. An intricate array of music rang out as instructor Madalene Aponte led the group through a variety of global dances.

  • Assistant Secretary shares sustainability vision

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Office for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health visited Hawaii, Oct. 26-31. Tad Davis, a man passionate about the Army, its people and the environment, spent the week meeting with military and community leaders to share and continue the efforts underway in Hawaii to keep people safe.

  • Nov. 11 celebrates service, sacrifices of past 90 years

    Nov 6, 2008

    Ninety years ago on Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month Aca,!" the guns fell silent over the bloody battlefields of Europe after four years of slaughter, ending World War I.

  • Blue Star Card helps make deployment bearable

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" ItAca,!a,,cs the last week of the month, and for many Army spouses, itAca,!a,,cs time to celebrate. Another month of deployment is completed, and Darlene Marshall, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR), Blue Star Card Program coordinator, warmly greets spouses as they arrive at the Nehelani Club for the Aca,!A"Big R: Countdown to Redeployment Party.Aca,!A?

  • AFC a strong commitment to Soldiers and families

    Nov 6, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" One year ago, Gen. Richard Cody, then Army Vice Chief of Staff, signed the Army Family Covenant here in Hawaii, pledging a stronger commitment to Army families.

  • FMWR brings Army Family Covenant to families

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The Army Family Covenant has provided all Army installations the opportunity to increase the quality of life of Soldiers and families through increased funding and programming.

  • FMWR focused on improving quality of life

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Even before the words Aca,!A"Army Family CovenantAca,!A? (AFC) were a part of everyday conversations in Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) offices, the idea of bringing an increased quality of life to Soldiers and family members was a part of our everyday culture.

  • ACS continues efforts to aid family members with new hires

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" With the signing of the Army Family Covenant (AFC) last November, Soldiers and family members have seen increased benefits and programs over the past year.

  • Make a movie - save a life

    Nov 6, 2008

    With the launch of a peer-to-peer video competition, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center hopes to harness the power of peer influence to help prevent accidents and save lives.

  • Soldiers of Alpha Company, 205th give the "Mighty Mo" a good Army cleaning

    Nov 5, 2008

    Alpha Company, 205th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade volunteered their time to clean-up the USS Missouri, Oct. 24.

  • Wounded warrior receives Purple Heart

    Nov 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" A member of the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment received a Purple Heart at a ceremony here, Oct. 24. Sgt. Mark Yarbrough received the award for wounds he sustained when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near his vehicle while on patrol in Abu Ghraib, Iraq, June 17.

  • Dept. of Army Photo Lab ensures Soldiers look good

    Nov 4, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" A veteran of the photography business, Marc Parrone has been making people smile for more than 25 years. At the Department of the Army (DA) Photo Lab here, however, Parrone is the only one smiling Aca,!" behind the camera.

  • Making a difference

    Nov 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Pfc. John Butkus, infantryman with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment Rear Detachment, cleans mold from the 1944 M-4A3E8 U.S. Medium Tank outside the Tropic Lightning Museum as part of National Make A Difference Day, Oct. 25. More than 10 volunteers of the 2-35th Inf. Regt. cleaned harmful organic material and mold from the artifacts outside and also painted the interior of the museum.

  • Country star entertains at Tropics

    Nov 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Many entertainers use to playing at large music festivals of thousands and opening for country legends such as Tracy Lawrence, George Jones and Tim McGraw, might balk at performing for an intimate crowd of Soldiers.

  • Neighbors from beyond: Military personnel share ghostly encounters from Hawaii's installations

    Nov 3, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Do you ever get that feeling that someone is following you' Or you see something from the corner of your eye, turn, and it is gone' Many equate this to an overactive imagination, but can imagination make those tiny hairs on the back of your neck stand up'

  • Watchdogs prepare to deploy: Headquarters makes history with first OIF deployment

    Nov 3, 2008

    The 8th Military Police Brigade, "Watchdogs", cased their colors during a ceremony on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 31. This is the first deployment for the brigade in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Army Parachute Team graduates first wounded warrior and largest female class

    Oct 31, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The U.S. Army Parachute Team graduated 12 Soldiers including five females and the team's first wounded warrior.

  • American Freedom Festival

    Oct 31, 2008

    On October 25, 2008 the American Freedom Foundation presented the 5th Annual American Freedom Festival at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. American Freedom Foundation co-founder, Sergeant Major of the Army (retired) Jack L. Tilley hosted the event, which pays tribute to the men and women of AmericaAca,!a,,cs Armed Forces. More than 8,000 enthusiastic music fans packed the Patriot Center to hear country music stars Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and James Otto. The entire event was broadcast to over 350 military bases in over 170 countries around the world on The Pentagon Channel. Lieutenant General Robert Wilson, Brigadier General Gary Cheek and Rear Admiral Matt Nathan were asked to come on stage to accept a contribution from the American Freedom Foundation to Giftstoarmy.army.mil in the amount of $100,000! It has been the mission of the foundation to help our wounded warriors and their families in as direct a way as possible. Giftstoarmy.army.mil will direct this contribution to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Brooke Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital to help provide care to our wounded heroes. A hush came over the audience as Lieutenant General Wilson gave his moving remarks about our military and their families and what they meant to all of us.

  • Medic 'a true hero' on battlefield

    Oct 30, 2008

    A former 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division commander returned to Fort Lewis Oct. 23 to pin the nationAca,!a,,cs second-highest award for valor on the chest of one of the brigadeAca,!a,,cs medics. Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli presented the Distinguished Service Cross to Staff Sgt. Christopher B. Waiters, only the 17th awarded since the Vietnam War.

  • Commanding General

    Oct 29, 2008

  • USARPAC Home

    Oct 28, 2008

  • Engineers uncase colors in Hawaii

    Oct 24, 2008

    The 130th Engineer Brigade offically uncased their colors during a ceremony at Schofield Barracks Oct. 23. The ceremony formally completed the brigade's move from Germany to Hawaii.

  • Soldiers conduct bilateral training with Japanese allies

    Oct 24, 2008

    In its continuing dedication to supporting Pacific CommandAca,!a,,cs areas of responsibilities, I Corps and Fort Lewis played host Oct. 8-19 to the Japan Ground Self-Defense ForceAca,!a,,cs 22nd Regiment for two weeks of bilateral training.

  • Flu Shots

    Oct 24, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- Specialist Laurie Choate, Health Care Specialist, U.S. Army, Pacific Special Troops Battalion, immunizes Sgt. Michael Starnes, USARPAC STB, against influenza. Units from Fort Shafter, in cooperation with Tripler Army Medical Center staged a mass influenza vaccination clinic for the post.

  • New Theater Signal Commander

    Oct 24, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Commander, U.S. Army, Pacific, Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, passes the 311th Signal Command (Theater) colors to 311th Incoming Commander Brig. Gen. Alan Lynn signifying the official change of command from Outgoing Commander Maj. Gen. Donna Dacier during an Oct. 17 ceremony at Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle.

  • 'Ordinary' Army Reserve Soldier receives Silver Star for 'extraordinary' heroism

    Oct 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"I donAca,!a,,ct consider myself a hero,Aca,!A? said Army Reserve Sgt. Gregory S. Ruske. Aca,!A"I was just an ordinary guy put in an extraordinary situation. I reacted based on my upbringing, training and compassion, and thankfully, it worked out in the end.Aca,!A?

  • 2nd Infantry Division celebrates 91 years

    Oct 24, 2008

    The 2nd Infantry Division celebrated its 91st birthday Oct. 24 at Camp Red Cloud, Korea.

  • Warriors work together for WPI

    Oct 23, 2008

    During the War Path I exercise at Camp Casey, 210th Fires Brigade's Thunder Inn Dining Facility Soldiers received reinforcement from Headquarters and Headquarters Support Company, Division Special Troops Battalion's Kimbourne Dining Facility at Camp Red Cloud.

  • Commander's Corner: ACS important in all phases of deployment

    Oct 23, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" Army Community Service (ACS) provides a wide range of programs and support services to assist Soldiers and family members throughout deployment.

  • Spouses join Soldiers for predeployment briefing

    Oct 23, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 600 Soldiers and family members became better prepared for their upcoming deployment at a deployment briefing and exposition, Oct. 17, at the Nehelani.

  • Bridging the Gap: Wildcards, 601st ROK aviators exchange technical, cultural expertise

    Oct 22, 2008

    The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation (Air Assault) Regiment, also known as, Wildcards, hosted several members of the Republic of Korea 601st Aviators Battalion Oct. 9 as part of an ongoing officer professional development and exchange program.

  • Lynn assumes command of 311th TSC

    Oct 20, 2008

    311th Signal Command (Theater) Change of Command and Maj. Gen. Donna Dacier's retirement

  • 500th MI Brigade meets its retention goals, earns recognition

    Oct 20, 2008

    The 500th Military Intelligence Brigade Retention Award Ceremony, October 7, awarded deserving unit for meeting they 2008 retention goals. Eight Soldiers were also reenlisted at the start of the award ceremony.

  • Soldiers see results with new PT regimen

    Oct 20, 2008

    Soldiers from Headquarters Detachment, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade have every opportunity to succeed with newly designed and implemented fitness program, Special Population PT.

  • CW5 retires after 36 years of dedicated service

    Oct 20, 2008

    A distinguished 36 year-long military career came to an end October 3, when Chief Warrant Officer Five Rollie Purvis retired during a ceremony at the Kunia Tunnel, Hawaii.

  • USARPAC LINKS

    Oct 20, 2008

  • Survey gives customers representation

    Oct 17, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Customers who live, work, train or play on U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) will have an opportunity to provide detailed feedback about garrison services. The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Installation Management Command (IMCOM) will be releasing its Customer Assessment Survey, which will be used to evaluate and improve the delivery of garrison services and programs to our Soldiers and families.

  • 25th Infantry Soldiers Take Part In AUSA Conference, Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 17, 2008

    Members and leadership of 25th Infantry Division attended the 2008 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting and exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. October 6-8.

  • MRAP Test Team wins top Army acquisition award

    Oct 17, 2008

  • Moore welcomed as newest Hawaii CASA

    Oct 16, 2008

    HILO, Hawaii Aca,!" On behalf of Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific (USARPAC), swore in Hawaii island native William Moore as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA), recently.

  • Hope hangs on Clothesline Project

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" In commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Clothesline Project for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii kicked off at the Main Post Exchange, Oct. 1.

  • Pay, ID theft, legislation top agenda at Retiree Appreciation Day

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Getting information to more than 8,700 Army retirees and surviving spouses who live in Hawaii is no easy task, especially when many of them donAca,!a,,ct surf the Internet. ThatAca,!a,,cs why the Retirement Services Office regularly canvasses its mailing list and invites those who can to attend its annual Retiree Appreciation Day, Oct. 4.

  • PTA training ranges benefit from solar energy

    Oct 16, 2008

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii Aca,!" If you havenAca,!a,,ct noticed, alternative energy resources to gas and oil-based energy are surging forward. One of the benefits here in Hawaii is the constant exposure to the sun and the use of its energy through solar panels.

  • Quilts warm, comfort the hearts of families with deployed troops

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Quilting is a skill I have yet to master, but not because my mother didnAca,!a,,ct try to teach me. As a child, I watched her diligently work at a long table, numerous fabric patterns spread to each side. As she patiently explained the process, I watched her needle-battered fingers tell a story as well.

  • Thousands flock to Schofield for Oktoberfest 2008

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Soldiers and family members broke out their lederhosen, feathered hats and appetites for Oktoberfest 2008, at Sills Field, here, Oct. 3. More than 3,000 people enjoyed the German feast of bratwurst, spatzle and sauerkraut, in addition to traditional music and games.

  • RDECOM Participates in HENAAC's 9th Annual College Bowl

    Oct 16, 2008

    HOUSTON Aca,!" AmericaAca,!a,,cs future Hispanic scientists and engineers were welcomed to HENAACAca,!a,,cs 9th Annual College Bowl in Houston Oct. 10, as part of HENAACAca,!a,,cs 20th Anniversary Conference. Students from across the country participated in the high-energy event to compete for scholarships and sharpen their professional skills before entering the technology industry.

  • RDECOM and HENAAC Join Forces for a Diverse Engineering Future

    Oct 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and HENAAC signed a Memorandum of Understanding Oct. 11, during a ceremony as part of the HENAAC 20th Anniversary Conference.

  • K-Quad DFAC number 1 in Pacific Region

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" If you ask your father what comes to his mind when you say the phrase Aca,!A"Army chow,Aca,!A? he will most likely think about black, tar-like coffee, chipped beef on toast, and other food barely fit for human consumption. However, Aca,!A"this ainAca,!a,,ct your fatherAca,!a,,cs Army anymore.Aca,!A?

  • Absentee voting allows everyone to participate

    Oct 15, 2008

    The 2008 presidential campaign has entered the home stretch as Election Day quickly approaches. Soldiers and family members eligible to vote are being encouraged by the Army to take part in this political process.

  • Domestic abuse includes emotional, financial control

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Domestic abuse occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person. Abusers donAca,!a,,ct Aca,!A"play fair.Aca,!A? They use fear, guilt, shame and intimidation to wear you down and gain complete power over you. They may threaten you, hurt you or hurt those around you.

  • Commander's Corner: Blue Star Card program shows appreciation

    Oct 15, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" This monthAca,!a,,cs article highlights one of the many programs available to support spouses and family members of deploying Soldiers. As thousands of families prepare for the many challenges that these deployments bring, the entire garrison team remains committed to taking care of your family members while you are deployed.

  • Preventing domestic violence takes center stage

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2008, Col. Matthew Margotta, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, signed the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation, Sept. 22.

  • Vehicle care plan prior to deployment crucial

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" After a long and successful deployment, you finally make it back home to Hawaii. What would be better than a drive out to one of the many beautiful beaches or a trip into Honolulu or Waikiki' You and your buddies dump your deployment bags in the barracks and hop in the car and ... dude, where is the car'

  • 8th HRSC trades desert for beaches

    Oct 15, 2008

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii Aca,!" Soldiers with the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center (HRSC) traded the sandstorms of Kuwait for the sandy beaches of Hawaii as they returned home, Sept. 26. At the redeployment ceremony, family members and friends welcomed the more than 80 Soldiers who spent the last 14 months at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Military ohana showcase star power

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The reality show craze is in full effect, and people nationwide are yearning for their 15 minutes of fame. Soon after the popular TV reality show Aca,!A"American IdolAca,!A? ended its seventh season, similarly Army HawaiiAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Operation Rising StarAca,!A? held its final event to determine the installation's best vocalist.

  • Wacker takes over responsibilities as 9th MSC's command sergeant major

    Oct 15, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii Aca,!" The Army ReserveAca,!a,,cs 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) senior enlisted responsibilities changed hands from Command Sgt. Maj. Joven Miranda to Command Sgt. Maj. Forrest Wacker in a ceremony on the 9th MSC Parade Field, here, Sept. 28.

  • Wardle takes charge of Rear Det.

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!"Lt. Col. Randy Wardle assumed duties as the 25th Infantry Division's Rear Detachment commander, Oct. 1. Wardle comes to the position with a wealth of experience in communications, having served as the division's deputy communications officer, the executive officer for the 125th Signal Battalion, G6 for the division, and as the Secretary of General Staff under the commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division.

  • MPs add nonlethal weapons to arsenal

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Soldiers from the 39th Military Police Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, have a new set of nonlethal tools at their disposal.

  • AHFH offers new spouse briefing

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Service members new to Hawaii are benefiting greatly by attending several briefings; however, their spouses normally donAca,!a,,ct attend, even though much of the information at these talks pertains to the entire family.

  • Education Front: Educators, families discuss deployment impact

    Oct 15, 2008

    HONOLULU Aca,!" More than 140 educators and family members gathered at two separate deployment briefings, Sept. 17 and 24, to learn firsthand how deployments affect children and teens in military families. In addition, attendees discovered ways to better support and communicate with those military children, and collected information on available resources should problems arise.

  • Baby massage stimulates bonding

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Babies are intuitive. They have a highly developed sense of touch and can often communicate their needs to parents without words.

  • Japanese, American Soldiers come together for bilateral exercise

    Oct 10, 2008

    Usually separated by an ocean, they have come together this month at Fort Lewis in pursuit of the same goals. Opening ceremonies were held Tuesday on North Fort Lewis for Rising Warrior 2008, a bilateral training exercise involving Fort LewisAca,!a,,c 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, and the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. Rising Warrior will continue through Oct. 20.

  • Fisher House provides home away from home

    Oct 9, 2008

    HONOLULU Aca,!" The Pacific Ocean created a breathtaking backdrop for the annual FounderAca,!a,,cs Day at the Fisher House here, Sept. 26. Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) cadets from Punahou High School kicked off the day with the presentation of colors as the National Anthem rang softly in the background. Chaplain (Capt.) Tim Wilson, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), then led the crowd in prayer.

  • All PTA law enforcement officers get expert marksmen

    Oct 9, 2008

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii Aca,!" No matter where you go, society requires the protection of a police force. This fact is true even in a remote location like Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), where it takes a force to secure this Army installation, day and night, rain or shine, weekends and holidays.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center Humanitarian Mission

    Oct 9, 2008

    One article, 3 photos As part of a humanitarian outreach program and the Pacific CommandAca,!a,,cs (PACOM) mission to strengthen relationships and set conditions for regional security and prosperity, Tripler Army Medical Center sent specialized surgical teams to three Southeast Asia countries this year. The Department of Defense has a large number of humanitarian programs ongoing worldwide ranging from medical missions to fresh water projects to building schools.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center Ear, Nose, Throat Docs

    Oct 9, 2008

    One article and two images. As part of a humanitarian outreach program, Tripler Army Medical Center sent specialized surgical teams to three Southeast Asia countries this year. Tripler Army Medical Center is the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs tertiary referral medical center for Asia and the Pacific. The missions were part of the Pacific CommandAca,!a,,cs (PACOM) mission to strengthen relationships and set conditions for regional security and prosperity.

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