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  • Operation Homefront makes school fun

    Aug 5, 2008

    The Oahu Veterans Center was a meeting ground for excited children and parents as they gathered to pick up much-needed school supplies here, July 27. More than 100 brightly colored backpacks filled with notebooks, pens, crayons and folders lined the sidewalk as children picked out their favorite color and excitedly rummaged through supplies. Shy smiles from childrenAca,!a,,cs faces showed appreciation for the volunteersAca,!a,,c efforts.

  • Goats, fire endanger Waikoloa dry forests

    Aug 5, 2008

    Satisfaction is the end word for this all-volunteer force trying to protect Big Island land against forest fires and feral goats living in the area.

  • Consumers in Hawaiian military communities can drink their water confidently

    Aug 5, 2008

    Every year since 1999, public water suppliers have been required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide Consumer Confidence Reports to their water users. These reports are essentially annual water quality reports that provide information on the origin of the drinking water, any sources of potential contamination, and the contaminant data for the previous year.

  • 'Conservation Camp' interns clean up Makua Valley

    Aug 5, 2008

    In the last morning hours, Friday, in the fern-filled gully of Kahahaiki, the northern most gulch of valley here, strange sounds could be heard echoing off the valley walls.

  • Community collects, sends aloha to deployed Soldiers

    Aug 5, 2008

    More than 15 Soldiers lined up as 300 cases of Girl Scout cookies passed effortlessly between their hands and were stacked outside of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SCBT) building here, July 17. The cases, along with 1,000 donated aloha shirts, are currently on their way to Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Chiarelli takes oath as vice chief

    Aug 5, 2008

    In a Pentagon ceremony Monday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates promoted Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli to four-star general and Army Secretary Pete Geren administered ChiarelliAca,!a,,cs oath of office as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 32nd vice chief of staff.

  • AMC pilot program identifies, tracks contractors

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Synchronized Pre-deployment Operational Tracker Aca,!" or SPOT Aca,!" may soon make access for contractors to American installations easier.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM TAKES SILVER FOR OVERALL BEST COUNTRY

    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team's Female Style and Accuracy competitors took Silver in overall country for the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM TAKES BRONZE IN ACCURACY

    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team continues to battle for placement in the Women's division at the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • U.S. Army Parachute Team's Tennyson Takes Silver in World Games

    Jul 30, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Elisa Tennyson, a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, battled to hold on to second place during the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • AFN Korea: The frontline network

    Jul 29, 2008

    The official birth of the American Forces Network Aca,!" Korea occurred in 1945, but the event that cemented the unitAca,!a,,cs place in history took place on Oct. 4, 1950, at the height of the Korean War that had begun some four months earlier.

  • The Korean housing boom!

    Jul 29, 2008

    The Quonset hut, once the symbol of a hardship tour and living quarters for Soldiers of all ranks during the Korean War and Vietnam era, is slowly dying in Korea as Army officials revolutionize life on the peninsula, building some of the most modern, well-maintained facilities in the Army.

  • Bringing more families to Korea

    Jul 29, 2008

    While the number of command-sponsored positions in Korea doubled over the past few years to the current 3,000, the goal is to give every Soldier the option of bringing family members to Korea, according to the 8th Army command sergeant major.

  • Soldiers in Korea get full-spectrum training

    Jul 29, 2008

    Soldiers assigned to Korea donAca,!a,,ct just have the opportunity to live in one of the fastest growing, technologically advanced countries in the world. They also get a military assignment where Army training is second to none, and that will fully prepare them for any follow-on assignment they take.

  • Transformation in Korea

    Jul 29, 2008

    For more than half a century now, since the cessation of fighting between North and South Korea, American Soldiers have taken the lead role in the stand-off between South Korea and its communist neighbors to the north.

  • Living the Korean culture

    Jul 29, 2008

    Korea is a land of contrasts. Ancient temples and palaces nestle into hillsides as high-rise apartment buildings spring up everywhere. It is one of the most wired, tech-savvy nations in the world, but is also filled with tradition-al markets and rice paddies.

  • JLOTS 2008

    Jul 25, 2008

  • Avian Influenza epidemic played out during Exercise 'Lightning Rescue 08'

    Jul 25, 2008

    Lightning Rescue 08 Exercise

  • Joint Logistics Over The Shore 2008

    Jul 25, 2008

    A series of photographs from Joint Logistics Over The Shore 2008.

  • Stabbing the Beach at JLOTS

    Jul 24, 2008

  • Hawaii native son immortalized for giving ultimate sacrifice

    Jul 24, 2008

    Pfc. Herbert K. Pililaau, C Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, a native son of Hawaii, is a true American hero who made the ultimate sacrifice on Sept. 17, 1951, at KoreaAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Heartbreak Ridge.Aca,!A?

  • Batman Technologies Mirror Those of the Warfighter

    Jul 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"The Dark KnightAca,!A? has emerged once again in theatres with his futuristic technologies to help capture the infamous Joker. BatmanAca,!a,,cs needs for increased capabilities are parallel with that of todayAca,!a,,cs Soldiers and it appears so are some of his gadgets.

  • Army Publishes Final Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Army Growth and Fo

    Jul 23, 2008

    The Department of the Army announced today the availability of the final supplemental programmatic environmental impact statement (SPEIS) that evaluates the potential environmental and socioeconomic effects associated with alternatives for growing and realigning the ArmyAca,!a,,cs force structure to support military operations in the Pacific Theater.

  • FRSAs vital link between commanders, families

    Jul 22, 2008

    Unit family readiness groups (FRGs) exist to help address needs that arise out of questions like: What can my spouse do to better tolerate our separation' Where can we get help for a child whoAca,!a,,cs having difficulties at school' Are resources available to help us manage deployment pay'

  • Kids learn teamwork, drug education at DEFY camp

    Jul 22, 2008

    Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Adrien Allen from the USS Chafey sat in a small raft offshore here, July 11, shouting words of distress to a small group of children on the beach. The children located a rope, tied a knot and cast the rope out to sea.

  • Army Hawaii receives military's first gold-certified homes

    Jul 22, 2008

    Olympic hopefuls are not the only ones going for the gold this summer. Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) will deliver the militaryAca,!a,,cs first homes to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes Gold Certification.

  • Mechanic Platform Answers Technology Needs of Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The days of repairing vehicles while standing on a lug nut or tire of 5-ton vehicles are coming to an end, as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command seeks solutions to the needs of warfighter.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports USAID mission to the Philippines

    Jul 22, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, Germany-The 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade recently supported a U.S. Agency for International Development mission to the Philippines after the country was hit by a typhoon last month.

  • Ordway blazes new trail of discovery for USASMA

    Jul 18, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Acadmey is moving the Sergeants Major Course of instruction into the future with the help of thin client technology and a focus geared more towards educating senior NCOs about the opereational and strategic implications for the Army.

  • New Army parents to get more time at home

    Jul 17, 2008

    Military mothers of newborns, and certain Army parents adopting a child, will be able to stay home longer before deploying or serving overseas starting Aug. 1.

  • Foreclosure: Garrison brings together experts on surviving the housing crisis

    Jul 17, 2008

    In southern Florida, U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Miami is continuing to partner with other public and private agencies to educate members of the South Florida military community who are concerned, in default, or facing foreclosure; to give them tools to empower and protect them so they can avoid foreclosure and minimize financial damage.

  • Training tool deploying for first time in August

    Jul 16, 2008

    A team here is preparing to deploy a tool in early August that promises to make training easier, more efficient, and more meaningful for units preparing to deploy to Iraq.

  • JLOTS 2008 exercise Pacific Strike

    Jul 15, 2008

    080712-a-1211m-003.jpg Aca,!" The U.S. Naval Ship Pililaau passes the historic Diamond Head Crater in Honolulu as it heads to port in the home of its namesake, Medal of Honor awardee Herbert K. Pililaau. The USNS Pililaau, a large, medium-speed Roll-on/Roll-off Ship, is here in support of JLOTS 2008 exercise Pacific Strike, a joint exercise of the U.S. militaryAca,!a,,cs ability to transfer war fighting and humanitarian equipment to shore from ships at sea. The Pililaau will transport 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division equipment and 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command equipment from Hawaii to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for reception, staging and onward movement to the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. US Army photo by Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller

  • Golden earns star

    Jul 15, 2008

    Col. Walter M. Golden Jr. was promoted to brigadier general in an Honor Eagle ceremony at Fort Rucker on July 2.

  • PTA's Fire & Emergency 'rescues' top award

    Jul 14, 2008

    No one knows about fires and emergencies better than the firefighters and emergency medical technicians here. The U.S. Army recently selected Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Fire and Emergency Services as the Army Fire Department of the Year 2007 (small department category).

  • Wounded warrior gets ESPY nod

    Jul 14, 2008

    Capt. Scott Smiley brings new meaning to the section of the Warrior Ethos that reads Aca,!A"I will never quit.Aca,!A?

  • Country superstar Billy Ray Cyrus visits wounded warriors

    Jul 9, 2008

    More than 100 wounded warriors and their family members gathered in anticipation for a meet and greet with Grammy Award-nominated American country star Billy Ray Cyrus at the Warrior Assistance Center here, on the Fourth of July. As the performer entered the building, one could not decide who was more excited Aca,!" the star or the fans Aca,!" each thanking the other for their presence. Aca,!A"Our wounded warriors are very deserving of an opportunity like this,Aca,!A? said Kristina Kalili, outreach program coordinator at the Warrior Assistance Center. Aca,!A"The Soldiers are excited and feel honored to have a superstar donate (his) time for a visit.Aca,!A?

  • Billy Ray Cyrus performance

    Jul 6, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, 8th Theater Sustainment Command commanding general, presented a commemorative plaque to Billy Ray Cyrus for his participation in the Army Community Covenant signing and performance at the 37th Annual 4th of July Spectacular on Sills Field, Schofield Barracks. (Photo by Sgt. David House)

  • Saluting a war hero

    Jul 6, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, 8th Theater Sustainment Command commanding general, salutes Sgt. Maj. Allen J. Kellogg (retired). Sergeant Major Kellogg is a veteran of the Vietnam War and one of HawaiiAca,!a,,cs three surviving Medal of Honor recipients and was on hand to sign the Army Community Covenant at Schofield Barracks, HI July 4.

  • Military ohana open hearts, homes to raise service dogs

    Jul 3, 2008

    It has happened to all of us. YouAca,!a,,cre running late for work, scampering around the house grabbing everything you need for the day, and you canAca,!a,,ct find your keys.

  • Garrison shines at awards luncheon

    Jul 3, 2008

    Just before lunch, June 23, Catherine Ballie joked with her staff at U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu North about being Aca,!A"short.Aca,!A? Although she does stand around five feet, she was using short in reference to the fact that sheAca,!a,,cll retire June 30. And though sheAca,!a,,cs been mentally pre-paring for this week for the past 32 years, there was one event she hadnAca,!a,,ct planned for.

  • Lean Six Sigma project shortens DD214 processing time at DHR

    Jul 3, 2008

    Because the garrison knows a SoldierAca,!a,,cs time is valuable, the staff at the Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) took on a Lean Six project to reduce the wait time for DD 214 Aca,!" a report of military separation Aca,!" processing and achieved better than anticipated results.

  • Garrison sponsors Team Hawaii in Ten-Miler

    Jul 3, 2008

    For the upcoming Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C., Team Army Hawaii has been chosen based on results from the 10-Mile Race Around Wheeler, held here, June 14.

  • 2008 Pacific Reach Watercraft Exercise

    Jul 3, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command provided facilities, personnel, Army pre-positioned equipment and maintenance support to the 2008 Pacific Reach Watercraft Exercise June 12-17 in Japan. The U.S. Army Pacific Command, U.S. Army Reserve Command, U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Japan conducted the exercise. USARPAC led the exercise and delegated command and control to the 8th Theater Sustainment Command. The exercise provided valuable training for more than 200 Army mariners, civilians and DoD contractors - as well as an opportunity for AMCAca,!a,,cs 403rd Army Field Support Brigade to validate Army Pre-positioned Stock 4 activation procedures and readiness of select APS-4 watercraft. TACOM Life Cycle Management Command was on hand to support the recently installed Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence packages on the Landing Craft-Utility boats. Six vessels plus the Barge Derrick Crane were activated. The exercise consisted of a Rehearsal of Concept Drill; the activation and issuance of the watercraft to active and reserve units; the conduct of sea trials; performance of crew level tactics, techniques and procedures; and the conduct of watercraft convoy operations.

  • Army hosts national youth 'cyber' science fair

    Jun 26, 2008

    Sixteen teams of students from across the country converged on the nationAca,!a,,cs capital Monday to present a variety of science projects to a panel of judges in the Army-sponsored eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • Army Environmental Commander Visits Big Isle's Pohakuloa Training Area

    Jun 24, 2008

    Col. Michael O'Keefe, commander, U.S. Army Environmental Command, visited Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), June 6. O'Keefe's visit was an essential part of his U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI), itinerary.

  • Army Spouse Overcomes Adversity, Sets Sights on Olympics

    Jun 24, 2008

    In the sultry, harmonious melody of the blues, Eric Clapton once sang, Aca,!A"Nobody knows you when youAca,!a,,cre down and out.Aca,!A? Adriane Stone knows this feeling firsthand.

  • AHFH leads nation in smart growth

    Jun 24, 2008

    Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) is one of an elite group of residential communities chosen to participate in the U.S. Green Building CouncilAca,!a,,cs (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) pilot program.

  • Oahu's jewels of the forest fight for survival

    Jun 23, 2008

    The day started off with the loud Aca,!A"whoosh, whoosh, whooshAca,!A? of the rotors as the helicopter flew down to the landing zone, the powerful blades mesmerizing and menacing as they whipped weeds and debris into a frenzy Aca,!" a testament to human invention.

  • Army Partners with Academia for Emergence of New Technology

    Jun 20, 2008

    The U.S. Army is in its fifth year of a 10-year partnership with Arizona State University, and reports on-time progress in its journey towards creating a flexible display screen for the dismounted Soldier

  • 2-9 Soldier eyes Beijing

    Jun 18, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Keith Sanderson, a weapons squad leader with 2nd Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, secured his spot on the U.S. Marksmanship Team May 19 during the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup. The three-day competition, in which eight Soldiers won a spot on the team, took place at Phillips Range at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Army Birthday run

    Jun 18, 2008

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division commemorated the Army's birthday with a brigade run June 18. The Fort Wainwright Fire Department provided cooling spray as the Soldiers ran by.

  • Soldiers Select Four Picatinny Inventions as Best of 2007

    Jun 16, 2008

    Picatinny items on this yearAca,!a,,cs list include the Objective Gunner Protection Kit, XM982 Excalibur Precision Guided Extended Range Artillery Projectile, M110 7.62 mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System and the Picatinny Blast Shield for the Light Armored Vehicle. All the inventions are designed to keep Soldiers safer when dealing with potentially volatile situations. Since the Army Greatest Inventions program began in 2002, Picatinny teams have won 17 out of a possible 60 Army greatest invention positions. This is more than any other Army laboratory or organization.

  • Contract Awarded for Kwajalein Cable System (KCS)

    Jun 13, 2008

    A contract awarded June 11 to establish a secure fiber optic cable system will allow the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll to be connected to the continental U.S. through facilities on Guam. The Kwajalein Cable System (KCS) is a positive move by U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site (USAKA/RTS) to continue supporting national defense missions.

  • Happy 233rd birthday U.S. Army!

    Jun 13, 2008

    Aca,!A"Turning 233 years old means there's a lot of candles on a birthday cake, doesn't it'Aca,!A? asked Sgt. Maj. Errol Snyder, operations sergeant major, 2nd Stryker Combat Brigade Team (SBCT), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Historic P-40 aircraft returns to 'action' near Kawamura Gate

    Jun 12, 2008

    A World War II-era fighter returned to action here, recently. Well, sort of. From a distance, the Curtis P-40 Warhawk at WheelerAca,!a,,cs Kawamura Gate looks as though it just rolled off the assembly line and is ready to scream down the runway looking for a fight.

  • Natural Resources reaches out in the name of conservation

    Jun 12, 2008

    What do a hunter, an artist and a high school student have in common' The Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) recently learned the answer Aca,!" a desire to know more about their natural environment and a willingness to devote invaluable time to this cause.

  • Quad renovation receives award, praise from historical society

    Jun 12, 2008

    Old photographs are fun to look at because they show how people and places have changed over time. However, if you compared an old photo of SchofieldAca,!a,,cs historic troop barracks (known as the quads) to the actual buildings today, you would be hard-pressed to tell the difference.

  • 1-14th 2nd SBCT Soldier Awarded Purple Heart

    Jun 12, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Robert B. Brown, deputy commanding general, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment Aca,!A"Golden Dragons,Aca,!A? 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, awards a Purple Heart to Sgt. 1st Class Willie S. Grimes, tanker, 1-14th 2nd SBCT, at a ceremony in front of 1-14th Battalion Headquarters, Schofield Barracks, June 6.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Birthday Greeting

    Jun 10, 2008

    A 233rd Army Birthday greeting from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren's Birthday Message

    Jun 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren sends out a birthday message.

  • 94th AAMDC Single Soldiers Lend Helping Hand

    Jun 6, 2008

    Soldiers from the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program at the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command implemented their will to give by volunteering to serve food, recently at the Next Step homeless shelter in KakaAca,!a,,cako.

  • 3IBCT "Broncos" host Asian-Pacific Heritage month observance in Hawaii

    Jun 5, 2008

    In honor of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month family, friends and honorary guest gathered at the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat TeamAca,!a,,cs F-Quad for an observance celebration, May 29th.

  • 3/405th AFSB Supports USAID Mission to Burma

    Jun 5, 2008

    The 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) is supporting a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission to Burma (also known as the Union of Myanmar), which recently suffered severe devastation from Tropical Cyclone Nargis. The cyclone made landfall on May 2 to the west of Rangoon in the Irrawaddy River Deltawith winds of approximately 132 miles per hour with a storm surge of 12 feet.

  • A day in the life of an infantry platoon

    May 30, 2008

    The life of an infantry lieutenant in 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is tough enough without unexpected fire fights, mayors of Iraqi villages screaming in your face, insurgents lurking in buildings with a cache of mortar rounds stashed close by, bleeding, one-armed villagers rushing at you begging for medical aid and angry mobs growing more restless by the minute at the mere presence of your platoon. Throw in a suicide bomber and you have what Lt. Col. Adam Rocke, commander of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment called Aca,!A"a day in the life of (an infantry platoon in) Iraq.Aca,!A?

  • Cavalry unit on target

    May 30, 2008

    The Strykers rolled all but silently across the prairie grass, maneuvering into position. The top hatches banged open and mortar tubes peaked out the top of the MCV-B vehicles. Soldiers swiftly prepared 120 mm mortar rounds to take out multiple enemy targets. The assistant gunner positioned the 35 pound round over the tube and waited for the command to drop it. Aca,!A"Hang it...Fire!Aca,!A? The crew chief shouted. The instant the AG let the round go, an ear-splitting crack sounded as the mortar round, engulfed in flame, shot out of the tube and sailed 5,000 feet into the air. Some 20 seconds later, a ground-shaking thud and a rising cloud of dust down range indicated that the mortar had found its target. Soldiers from 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry RegimentAca,!a,,cs reconnaissance troop mortar sections spent the week of May 19 engaged in such activities while in the field being certified on their weapons system.

  • Greatest Army inventions of 2007 Announced

    May 28, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the U.S. Army vice chief of staff and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2007 " in an awards ceremony June 12 at the Hyatt Crystal City - Arlington, Va.

  • Class 58 graduates, bids farewell to USASMA

    May 22, 2008

    After completing more than 1,200 hours of instruction during the last nine months, 642 students from Sergeants Major Course Class 58 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated at Abraham Chavez Theatre in downtown El Paso, Texas, receiving their diplomas from TRADOC Commanding General, Gen. William S. Wallace.

  • 25th Infantry Division welcomes new commander and receives honors

    May 22, 2008

    25th Infantry Division Change of Command.

  • Army looking to improve leadership capabilities

    May 22, 2008

    When 98 percent of participants in a pilot program find a program valuable and worthwhile, it makes sense to put it into action. That is what the Army is doing with the Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback (MSAF) program. This new program is designed to provide feedback to individual leaders through the eight Army core competencies.

  • Hundreds at U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy celebrate collegiate degrees in baccalaureate ceremony

    May 21, 2008

    More than 300 Sergeants Major Course Class 58 students, along with more than 30 faculty, staff and spouses, celebrated their collegiate accomplishments during a baccalaureate ceremony held for them in Cooper Lecture Center at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy May 19, 2008. The Class 58 students will graduate from the academy May 22.

  • Army couple renews marriage vows at Romance Festival

    May 15, 2008

    Military couples renew marriage vows.

  • Community Helps Spread Aloha to Wounded Warriors

    May 15, 2008

    Wounded Warriors, courtesy of Operation Comfort, recuperate Hawaiian style.

  • Patrons can save a piggy bank with DeCA awareness

    May 15, 2008

    Army Hawaii participates in DeCa Commissary Awareness Month.

  • FMWR beefs up Hawaii's Army Family Covenant

    May 15, 2008

    Army Hawaii expands Army Family Covenant programs.

  • Makani Pahili makes landfall on Oahu

    May 15, 2008

    Makani Pahili makes landfall on Oahu - JTF-HD huricane preparedness exercise

  • Makani Pahili makes landfall on Oahu

    May 15, 2008

    Makani Pahili makes landfall on Oahu - JTF-HD huricane preparedness exercise

  • USASMA inducts two to Hall of Honor

    May 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently inducted two individuals into the academy's Hall of Honor. The inductees are considered architects of current Army Transformation and NATO Transformation of NCOES.

  • Officials unveil new UAS center

    May 2, 2008

    Fort Rucker officials unveiled the Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence at the post's Air Maneuver Battle Lab.

  • PTSD healing process must have balance

    Apr 25, 2008

    During the Civil War it was referred to as Aca,!A"soldierAca,!a,,cs heart.Aca,!A? In WWI it was called Aca,!A"shell shock,Aca,!A? in WWII it was called Aca,!A"battle fatigue.Aca,!A? Korean War veterans were said to have Aca,!A"war neurosisAca,!A? and Vietnam veterans were diagnosed with Aca,!A"post-Vietnam syndrome.Aca,!A? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as it has become known in recent years, has affected war combatants for centuries, if not millennia, with side effects ranging from mild Aca,!" problems sleeping; certain sights, sounds or smells causing nervousness or jumpiness Aca,!" to severe Aca,!" nightmares, night sweats, being afraid to go to sleep for fear of being attacked, total lack of ability to interact with society. For years there has been a stigma about PTSD in the military; that those with it should just suck it up, and that those who seek professional help are weak. It is that mindset retired Lt. Col. Dave Grossman has spent the past decade trying to eliminate.

  • ARDEC Presented Baldrige Award for Innovation and Performance Excellence

    Apr 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center was presented the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award April 23. The award is the nationAca,!a,,cs highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.

  • 16 Student Teams Win in eCYBERMISSION Regional Competition

    Apr 18, 2008

    Sixteen student teams from throughout the United States are first place regional winners in the 2007-2008 eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • AMC NewsCast Edition 1: Army Contracting Command - Part 1 of 3

    Apr 18, 2008

    AMC NewsCast Edition 1: Army Contracting Command - Part 1 of 3

  • Hawaii Army National Guard Receives Army's Highest Environmental Award

    Apr 15, 2008

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.-- For its efforts to restore Diamond Head Crater to a more pristine natural condition, the Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG) at Fort Ruger will receive the ArmyAca,!a,,cs highest honor in environmental stewardship Aca,!" the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award. The award will be conferred at a ceremony at the State Department of Defense on April 17th.

  • Record of Decision for permanent stationing of the 2/25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team announced

    Apr 15, 2008

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The Army announced today its decision to station the 2/25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team permanently at Schofield Barracks Military Reservation while conducting required military training at sites in Hawaii. The rationale for this decision is published and explained in a record of decision that is available on the worldwide web at www.aec.army.mil.

  • Visibility of excess components on APC just became easier with new program at Sierra Army Depot

    Apr 14, 2008

    Army Euipment Regeneration and Utilization Center (AERUC) Program kicks-off at Sierra Army Depot.

  • New Safety Stop Light

    Apr 14, 2008

    A new method to help prevent accidents or near misses in the workplace

  • Tradewinds 2008 AAR

    Apr 9, 2008

    Lieutenant General Glenn Spears, commander of the United States Southern Command takes questions during the Tradewinds 2008 After Action Review Aca,!A"The Way AheadAca,!A? presented by the Dominican Armed Forces and MARFORSOUTH as Major General Nelson Marmolejos looks on in ernest.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC to Receive Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence

    Apr 9, 2008

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center will officially become the first Department of Defense organization in history to be awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C., on April 23.

  • Soldiers in Iraq Remember Smith's Bravery Under Fire

    Apr 5, 2008

    Exactly five years after his heroic actions, Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, the 3rd Infantry Division's 51st Medal of Honor recipient, was remembered in a ceremony April 4 at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • AFSBn-NEA dedicates new Korea facility

    Mar 28, 2008

    The U.S. Army Field Support Battalion Aca,!" North East Asia conducted a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new $15 million, 51,000 square-foot maintenance facility named for Pfc. Melvin L. Brown, who was killed in hand-to-hand combat near Daegu in the early weeks of the conflict.

  • Center Brings Lessons from Field to Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2008

    One Soldier's insight into how things can be done better in the combat zone today can save time for or the life of another Soldier in the combat zone tomorrow.

  • Inter-agency partnership brings excess Defense Department flu shots to Pacific Islands

    Mar 25, 2008

    An on-going partnership between the U.S. Army, local airlines and other federal and non-governmental agencies yielded the Defense DepartmentAca,!a,,cs entire stock of excess seasonal influenza vaccinations to benefit U.S.-affiliated islands in the Pacific March 24.

  • AER Doubles Aid to Meet Rising Needs

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Army Emergency Relief program has increased the financial assistance it provides to Soldiers and Families in need by about 40 percent since 2005, according to the programAca,!a,,cs director.

  • 'Standing Tall, Cooking Good'

    Mar 19, 2008

    The 33rd U.S. Army Culinary Competition capped two weeks of intense competition, training and camaraderie with an awards ceremony held March 14 at Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Mifflin Hall. The event, the largest of its kind in the United States, is one that aims to showcase and improve military food service skills.

  • The Way Ahead for Army Correspondence Course Program on-line testing

    Mar 17, 2008

    On Dec. 16, the commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Gen. William S. Wallace, directed the command, which oversees Soldier training and standards, to determine the depth of the problem associated with the Army Correspondence Course Program's (ACCP) on-line testing and take action on those issues that TRADOC controls.

  • Tripler exhibits art of dealing with cancer

    Mar 14, 2008

    Ricky LumangAca,!a,,cs red tears are the pain of leukemia, the chemotherapy turning his smooth head a much darker shade against the choppy, crayon-colored blue sky. Nine-year-old RizelleAca,!a,,cs portrait of her fatherAca,!a,,cs struggle with bone-marrow cancer was part of an art exhibit here March 7-8 entitled Aca,!A"Oncology on Canvas,Aca,!A? TriplerAca,!a,,cs version of an international exposition encouraging those touched by cancer to relate their emotions through art.

  • AMC stands up provisional contracting command

    Mar 14, 2008

    With the uncasing and transfer of the flag from the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command to its new executive director and the reading of the permanent orders, the Army Contracting Command is now a provisional major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Army logisticians encouraged to attend annual training workshop

    Mar 12, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Logistics Support Activity will host its annual worldwide logistics training workshop April 21-25 at the Sparkman Center here. This yearAca,!a,,cs workshop will provide presentations, hands-on training, workshops and exhibits on LOGSA products and services.

  • AMC to activate new Army Contracting Command (provisional)

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Materiel Command will activate the U.S. Army Contracting Command as a provisional major subordinate command in a ceremony here March 13 at 1 p.m.

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