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  • 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

  • Students walk toward drug-free life during awareness event walk

    Apr 17, 2009

    Middle school students are too young to drive, too young to vote and too young to watch "R" rated movies; yet, these adolescents are not too young to see the issue of drugs or alcohol firsthand.

  • Annual Fun Fest draws a crowd and brings families together for Easter fun

    Apr 17, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Sills Field was jam packed with inflatable bouncers, games, rides, activity booths, food vendors, a rock climbing wall, and more than 5,000 Soldiers and family members during the 15th Annual Fun Fest & Information, Ticketing and Registration (ITR) Travel Fair here, April 11.

  • Children celebrate Month of the Military Child with Disney characters

    Apr 17, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For 350 children and parents gathered at Sills Field, here, April 11, breakfast became the most exciting part of the day, too.

  • Opportunities For Veterans

    Apr 16, 2009

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

  • 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."

  • Sexual assault victims have options

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The team at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's (USAG-HI) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program is teaching Soldiers the principles of the Army's new I. A.M. Strong sexual assault campaign.

  • 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."

  • Technology keeps deployed Soldiers, families connected

    Apr 12, 2009

    Deployed Soldiers use modern technology to keep in touch with family and friends thousands of miles away.

  • 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.

  • The Private's Eye

    Apr 7, 2009

    A glimpse of the deployed life through the eyes of cartoonist Pfc. Dean Nisenbaum, an AH-64 Apache Longbow Mechanic with the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. Nisenbaum has been deployed to Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, since October 2008.

  • 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.

  • 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'

  • 3-10 GSAB meets retention goal just six months into deployment

    Apr 6, 2009

    The 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade met its retention goals with six months still left in the fiscal year while deployed to Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

  • 6-6 Cavalry aircrews field new Kiowa Warrior weapons system

    Apr 6, 2009

    The 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade began fielding a new weapons system for their OH-58D Kiowa Warrior airframes in March, replacing their XM296 .50-caliber machine guns with the M3P .50-cal, a lighter, more reliable weapon with a higher rate of fire. The 6-6 Cav is the first Kiowa Warrior unit in Iraq to receive the new weapon.

  • 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade medics save life of suspected insurgent

    Apr 6, 2009

    Two Pathfinder medics with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade savede the life of a suspected insurgent March 19 while conducting sensitive-site exploitation patrols northeast of Baghdad. The casualty, believed to be an enemy fighter wounded in earlier U.S. airstrikes in the region, was air-lifted to the Combat Support Hospital in Balad for further treatment.

  • Purple Heart recipient says life saved by helmet

    Apr 3, 2009

    A 4th Infantry Division Soldier whose life was saved by his Advanced Combat Helmet received a Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge at Camp Echo, Iraq, March 20.

  • 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.

  • FOB Bernstein Medics keep Soldiers mission ready

    Apr 3, 2009

    A day in the life of a combat medic at FOB Bernstein is never boring. Assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, medics stay busy treating Soldiers throughout Salah ad- Din province.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Couples, singles learn relationship skills during strong bonds retreat

    Mar 27, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - Sumptuous crab legs, chocolate-covered strawberries, perfect Hawaiian sunsets, and tools that could save your marriage.

  • 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'

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Scrap Metal Mound

    Mar 24, 2009

    U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Solesbee looks around for potentially dangerous ordnance at Sheik Khalid scrap yard on Camp Taji, Iraq, March 18, 2009. Solesbee is assigned to the 710th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sacred Soil Ceremony to feature decendents, participants of American Wars

    Mar 17, 2009

    The Sacred Soil Ceremony will feature descendents and participants from major American wars who will sprinkle soil from the battlegrounds of Yorktown, Antietam, Soissions, Normandy, Corregidor, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan, said MG(R) Jerry White, chairman of the National Infantry Museum Foundation.

  • 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

  • APG kicks off Year of the NCO celebration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Ceremonial kickoff at APG to celebrate the Year of the NCO

  • 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.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • Camp Zama Rolls Out Red Carpet for 8th TSC Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2009

    More than 200 Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians, and contractors converged on this small Army post, located in the southern part of Tokyo, for a two-week command post exercise which began March 9. A lot of prior planning, schedule adjustments, and generous assistance from Camp Zama personnel ensured that this vital training exercise went off without a hitch.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldier gets attention with 'pink bike'

    Mar 12, 2009

    typical day for Cpt. Lynn Song, a staff officer with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's secretary of the general staff, looks something like this: wake up early, beat the commanding general to work, make sure he's taken care of during the day, prepare for the next day late in the evening, and leave the office after the general goes home. It's a demanding schedule and doesn't leave much free time for Song, so time management is vital.

  • USACR/Safety Center Reminds Soldiers to Drink Responsibly this St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 11, 2009

    News release

  • Senior Mentor Assists 8th Theater Sustainment Command During Exercise

    Mar 10, 2009

    Maj. Gen. (ret) Robert Shadley rose through the ranks during his 33-years as an Army officer, culminating his career as the director of logistics for U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort. McPherson, Ga. Today, Shadley shares the knowledge gained during his three decades in uniform as a senior mentor for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's (TSC) command post exercise (CPX), at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Begins Command Post Exercise

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) continued its path toward validation as a fully operational capable command, deploying its forward command post (FCP) here for a command post exercise (CPX), which began March 9.

  • Soldier's death motivates completion of water project

    Mar 8, 2009

    On the fateful day of Dec. 30, 2008, during a mission to coordinate the distribution of purified drinking water from the Salah ad-Din Department of Water to the Salah ad-Din Hospital in Tikrit, Pfc. Christopher Lotter, Task Force Steel, 25th Infantry Division, was killed by sniper fire.

  • New management welcomed for single Soldier barracks

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Hawaii welcomed a new concept in barracks management with a First Sergeants Barracks Initiative (FSBI) ceremony, here, Feb. 27.

  • Nigerian's dream to pursue life of opportunity comes true

    Mar 6, 2009

    HONOLULU - Approximately 50 foreign citizens took the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony here, Feb. 23; among them was U.S. Soldier and Nigerian, Spc. Oluseyi Olajire.

  • Outcomes of drugs and alcohol stressed at standdown

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It was a casual sunny Saturday afternoon in 2006 when a commissioned officer visited his neighbor for a beer and barbecue outing.

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • Culinary competition piece of cake for Team Hawaii

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 2009 Hawaii Culinary Team is testing its recipe for success during the 34th annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Feb. 28-March 13.

  • Spotlight NCO - Sgt. Olanda Thompson

    Mar 5, 2009

    Waking up at the crack of dawn and doing physical training isn't a part of every kid's childhood. Olanda Thompson saw his father doing PT every morning and it must have rubbed off - Thompson is now following in his father's footsteps as an Army noncommissioned officer.

  • Combatives training school kicks off at Belvoir

    Mar 5, 2009

    As 31 Soldiers from the Military District of Washington converged on Wells Field House last week for the first in a series of combatives training sessions, Fort Belvoir took a major step in being recognized as a training center for the Modern Army Combatives Program.

  • Soldiers show their talent

    Mar 5, 2009

    There were 16 different Soldiers and 16 different styles as Soldiers stepped into the spotlight and on the stage showcasing an abundance of talent in song and dance Saturday at Wallace Theater as they vied for positions in the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • First female commanding general of Belvoir makes historic visit

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's first female commander, retired Brig. Gen. Evelyn Foote, visited Belvoir on Tuesday to attend the post's Women's History Month observance and to see how things have changed in the past 20 years.

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers Set the Stage in Japan

    Mar 4, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th TSC Special Troops Battalion and Headquarters staff, based out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii arrived at Camp Zama, Japan more than a week before the main body of troops to prepare the camp for the arrival of more than 150 Soldiers and Civilians taking part in a command post exercise. They picked up Soldiers from the airport and set up billeting arrangements at Camp Zama and ensured all life support issues were taken care of.

  • African American Civil War Heroes Paved Way for Modern Army

    Mar 4, 2009

    From the first regiment of African American freedmen who fought alongside General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, to heroes like Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. George Watson, of the Army's 29th Quartermaster Regiment, who gave his life saving the lives many drowning shipmates during the Japanese attack on Porloch Harbor, New Guinea, African American Soldiers in our armed forces continue to uphold the highest of military traditions.

  • Benning honors NCOs in ceremony

    Mar 3, 2009

    Fort Benning honored the "backbone of the Army" when more than 60 newly promoted sergeants and corporals were inducted into the NCO Corps during a ceremony that kicked off the designation of 2009 as the Year of the NCO Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium. "In every aspect of the Army, it's really NCOs making it happen," said CSM William Ulibarri. "We hold it together through training, and also operationally."

  • USAG Hawaii sets its way ahead

    Mar 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A significant change to how barracks are managed, a garrison university and, perhaps, blogs are some of the innovative goals planned for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) in the coming months.

  • Life Scouts restore forests on path to 'Eagle' ranking

    Mar 3, 2009

    MAKUA, Hawaii - Kahanahaiki, a forested gulch along the northwestern ridge of Makua Valley, has recently benefited from the efforts of three Life Scouts as they worked to complete their individual Eagle Scout service projects.

  • SMA Kenneth O. Preston Reconizes Tampa NCO of the Year

    Mar 3, 2009

    SMA Kenneth O. Preston was the feaured speaker at the AUSA Suncoast Chapter NCO of the Year luncheon.

  • CBS Radio Tampa Bay Interview with SMA Kenneth Preston

    Mar 3, 2009

    John Sipos of CBS Radio Tampa Bay conducted an 11-minute interview with SMA Kenneth Preston that covered many topics. The interview ran on Tampa, FL CBS Radio stations on Sunday, March 1, 2009.

  • Basic training Soldiers test limits in gas chamber

    Mar 2, 2009

    The gas chamber at Brittin Range goes by many names - house of horrors, confidence chamber, chamber of horrors - but no matter what Soldiers call it, they all pass through its walls during Basic Training.

  • 6-6 Cavalry support troops keep aircraft flying high

    Mar 2, 2009

    6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade support Troops work around the clock to keep pilots and aircraft flying.


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