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  • Characters come to life for children during story time

    Feb 27, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - More than 60 children sat on the floor, legs crossed with their heads gently resting on their palms, and they listened attentively as Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Williamson, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, read aloud.

  • Punahou JROTC patch ceremony celebrates military support

    Feb 27, 2009

    HONOLULU - A small crowd gathered in the Wo Auditorium at Punahou School here, Feb. 17, to celebrate a recent achievement of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and the relationship it holds with the military in Hawaii.

  • Great Aloha Run spans thousands of miles

    Feb 27, 2009

    HONOLULU - Maj. Charlie Kim, 25th Infantry Division, joined more than a thousand Hawaii-based troops for their own version of the Great Aloha Run in Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 8. Kim stated the Iraq version of the race differed from the one held each year in Honolulu, but the aloha spirit was the same. The run was also a way to stay connected to his family back home.

  • Sons of Iraq Transfer Held in Kirkuk

    Feb 27, 2009

    A ceremony held to officially sign over the authority over the Sons of Iraq in Kirkuk province, a responsibility previously held by the U.S. forces, from the U.S. military to the government of Iraq at the Iraqi Army 12th Infantry Division Headquarters, Jan. 25. Key speakers at the ceremony included Maj. Gen. Abdul Ameer, commander, IA 12th Inf. Div., and Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., commanding general, Multi-National Division - North. The Sons of Iraq have proven themselves to be an incredible asset in the fight against insurgency, according to Caslen. The Sons of Iraq have assisted Iraqi Security and Coalition Forces while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and providing a lasting peace to their country.

  • Army Belvoir leaders focused on recognizing suicide indicators

    Feb 26, 2009

    Despite the many successes printed and televised about the Army during its proud history, ofA,Aficials are all too aware of the dark cloud hovering above them.For the fourth consecutive year, suicides are on the rise. In 2008, the Army experienced 128 conA,Afirmed suicides - up from 117 the year before. At such an alarming rate, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, viceA,Achief of staff, issued an executive order calling for greater emphasis on recognizing suicidal behavior among Soldiers.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. of Army Reserve observes Black History Month at Mosby Reserve Center

    Feb 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Leon Caffie joined members of Fort Belvoir's Military Intelligence Readiness Command and 55th Sustainment Brigade Tuesday for a celebration marking February as Black History Month.

  • Local Iraqi leaders, CF pave way for future visits to historic shrine

    Feb 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- For more than 30 years, citizens around what is now Forward Operating Base Warrior have not had full access to the cemetery and shrine of Sultan-Saqi. The name of the shrine comes from a brother, Saqi, and sister, Sultana, who are entombed there.

  • The beginning of an important partnership

    Feb 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- A significant part of a commander's responsibility when one deployed unit replaces another is making the necessary connections and establishing a rapport with the same important individuals as the previous unit.

  • At the Edge of History

    Feb 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq- Following the historic security framework agreement that the governments of Iraq and the United States signed on Jan. 1st, 2009, Fort Hood, Texas, Soldiers will partner with the Iraqi Security Forces and assist the Provincial Reconstruction Team to ensure security, provide economic opportunities to Iraqi citizens, further legitimize the Iraqi Security Forces and assist the Provincial Government in improving its capability to govern in anticipation of the US military's eventual withdrawal from the country, said Col. Ryan F. Gonsalves, the commander of 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • "Black Jack" leaders meet with IA counterparts

    Feb 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq-American and Iraqi Soldiers intermingle in a sea of different uniforms. Translators move fluidly within the crowd, going from one group to the next. The Iraqis explain their unique situations to their American counterparts using hand gestures; the Americans nod eagerly in understanding. A signal is given and the crowd starts to move toward three long tables where each Iraqi Soldier sits next to his US partner.

  • 90-day program gives former military doctors chance to serve again

    Feb 24, 2009

    Col. Lionel M. Nelson is a man of many hats. A former Air Force Reservist, and a retired Army Reservist, Nelson came out of a five-year retirement and shut down his private practice in San Jose, Calif., to participate in the "90 Days Boots on the Ground" program, a program that gives former military doctors the opportunity to deploy to Iraq for 90 days.

  • Editorial: Army taking measures to improve property accountability

    Feb 23, 2009

    Since 9/11, our Army has been in a continuous cycle of deployment, redeployment and reset operations. The continued success of our Army, that will always have some amount of its force deployed on some type of mission, hinges on accurate and precise property accountability.

  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers conduct combined air-assault

    Feb 22, 2009

    In the early morning hours of Feb. 15, several hundred Soldiers from the 4th Iraqi Army Division supported by Coalition forces conducted a combined air-assault to clear and secure the Bichigan peninsula near Balad.

  • NCOs lead the Cobra Gold way

    Feb 20, 2009

    Noncommissioned officers make it happen. At Exercise Cobra Gold 2009, this U.S. Army standard for its NCO corps is made manifest through the professional performances and missions accomplished by NCOs throughout the country of Thailand.

  • Combined Live Fire Exercise with Strykers ignites Cobra Gold 09

    Feb 20, 2009

    SUKHOTHAI, Thailand- Jets zoom past and the earth trembles from artillery fire. The thunder of gunfire and explosions fill an entire valley. Four M117 Stryker Improvised Carrier Vehicles appear and quickly disappear through the clouds of smoke.

  • Strykers ordered to Afghanistan

    Feb 20, 2009

    The 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division will become the first Stryker brigade combat team to deploy to Afghanistan in the global war on terrorism. Fifth Brigade, the Army's newest SBCT and the fourth Stryker brigade formed at Fort Lewis, will take its approximately 3,900 troops to that country sometime during mid-summer 2009. This will be the brigade's first deployment.

  • Demo showcases fire-resistant products

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fire suppression technology was demonstrated on Kelley Hill Feb. 11. The demonstration showcased products designed to extinguish fire, be environmentally safe and return the burning material back to the ambient temperature in moments. The fire suppression agent and thermal protective system were designed to increase Soldier's effectiveness and lifesaving options in a combat situation, said Andrew M. Allen, with Global Safety Labs, Inc.

  • 1st Bn., 329th Inf., leaves post, 1st Bn., 330th Inf., arrives

    Feb 20, 2009

    LTC Richard Unda, the commander of the 1st Battalion, 329th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, rolled up and cased the battalion's colors at a change of authority ceremony Tuesday at Kanell Field.

  • 1st Bn., 329th Inf., leaves post, 1st Bn., 330th Inf., arrives

    Feb 20, 2009

    LTC Richard Unda, the commander of the 1st Battalion, 329th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, rolled up and cased the battalion's colors at a change of authority ceremony Tuesday at Kanell Field.

  • ICE gives Benning customers a voice

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Benning customer service representatives want your 2 cents. Interactive Customer Evaluation, an Armywide program that has been in place at Fort Benning since 2003, offers customer satisfaction surveys for 275 services on Fort Benning. More services will be added to ICE in the future, said Bernard Goss, Fort Benning customer service officer.

  • BOLC II platoon mentor named Reserve Officer of the Year

    Feb 20, 2009

    For CPT Curt Owens, serving in the Army Reserve is about just that: service. "It's been rewarding because it's a way to serve the country, specifically during these times when we're relying so heavily on our Army. I love doing it," said Owens, who was named the Army Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year Feb. 1.

  • Community shows support for Soldiers

    Feb 19, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The holiday season may have passed, but the spirit of giving remains. Support for troops overseas is still a high priority for many members of the military ohana.

  • Family members line up for Pro Bowl Meet and Greet

    Feb 19, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Football cheerleaders flashed flirtatious smiles and winked at Soldiers and family members during the Pro Bowl Meet and Greet at the fitness center here, Feb. 4.

  • Soldiers bid aloha to the Pro Bowl

    Feb 19, 2009

    AIEA, Hawaii - Two minutes. That's what it came down to. The clock was ticking. Breathing quickly, veins pumping with adrenaline, they stood ready to execute.

  • Belvoir site for military movie premier

    Feb 19, 2009

    A made-for-television movie based on the real-life observations of a casualty escort was screened for more than 150 Soldiers, civilian and DoD support staff from Human Resource Command, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater Feb. 19. The HBO film 'Taking Chance' chronicles the reflections and feelings of retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike Strobl as he escorts a fellow Marine to his hometown in Dubois, Wyo., from Dover Air Force Base, Del. Strobl documents the warmth, kindness and respect that he and the Marine's remains are shown on the journey to his final resting place. Strobl is portrayed by actor Kevin Bacon.

  • Generals discuss SATCOM capabilities of the past, present and future

    Feb 19, 2009

    Interviews by Josh Davidson, of the Program Executive Office, Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), on emerging and future satellite communications technology with Gen. Kevin Chilton, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, Maj. Gen. Susan Lawrence and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Foley.

  • RDECOM Delivers Technology Abroad, MRAP Gunner Restraint System

    Feb 19, 2009

    Seventy-two hours to save Soldiers' lives. Seventy-two hours to assess, design, fabricate, integrate, test, adapt and produce a universal restraint system to ensure gunners won't be thrown from Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in the event of an accident or vehicle rollover.

  • Greywolf battalion commander killed by IED in Mosul; Dies alongside three of his personal security d

    Feb 19, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - A battalion commander and three of his personal security detachment with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Heavy "Greywolf" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division were killed in Mosul, Iraq Feb. 9 when a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. The interpreter for the battalion's command group also died as a result of the blast.

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down

    Feb 19, 2009

    Chaplain (Col.) Jerry Stone goes over course material with Sgt. Justin Buttars, DeWitt Health Care Network, during a break from the suicide prevention stand down seminar Wednesday at Wood Theater. The prevention theme is 'Shoulder to Shoulder, No Soldier Stands Alone,' and was implemented by the vice chief of staff of the Army in response to the rising suicide rates the Army experienced from 2007 to 2008.

  • Engineer officer training graduates observe 90th anniversary of school

    Feb 19, 2009

    Graduates of Fort Belvoir's Engineer Officer Training School returned to the installation Sunday to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Engineer OTS of World War I. The event, which included a formal dinner, was highlighted by speeches from several guests, including the keynote speaker, Maj. Gen. Don Riley, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Pre-K program has students ready for the next step

    Feb 19, 2009

    A place full of new surroundings and all new faces may be intimidating to a young boy or girl just starting school for the first time. To help make a smooth transition, the Army has developed an initiative for kids to conquer those early anxieties. Called "Strong Beginnings," it's a pre-kindergarten program designed to prepare children for the next level of education.

  • 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Soldiers Return Home From Iraq

    Feb 18, 2009

    More than 400 Soldiers returned home to Hawaii following a 15-month deployment to Iraq with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. The redeployment ceremony took place at the Wheeler Army Airfield Multiple Deployment Facility.

  • Hawaii Soldiers take part in "Great Aloha Run"

    Feb 18, 2009

    As some 20,000 runners hit the streets for the 2009 Hawaii Telcom Great Aloha Run here at sunrise Monday, more than 2,500 troops, running as the "Sounds of Freedom," demonstrated their cadences and esprit de corps.

  • All-Army Small Arms Championships set for March

    Feb 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will host the 2009 Army Rifle and Pistol Championships in conjunction with the U.S. Army Infantry Center from February 21 to 28 2009. Training and competitions are open to all Soldiers of all Army components, of any rank, with of any military occupational specialty, including West Point and college ROTC cadets.

  • MNF-I CSM Visits Northern Iraq

    Feb 18, 2009

    Multi-National Force - Iraq Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence K. Wilson visits Soldiers of the many units, battalions and brigades serving on Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 16-19. Among the many messages Wilson had for military personnel serving on the Northern Iraq base was the gratitude he and the forces command have to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen accomplishments on every level.

  • Aviation Brigade pilots awarded Combat Action Badge

    Feb 16, 2009

    Four pilots from 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade were awarded the Combat Action Badge Feb. 4 for their actions during a November 16 air-assault mission.

  • Redeploying Soldiers use paintball to blow off steam

    Feb 15, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Paintballs ricocheted off inflatable barriers as 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Soldiers bobbed and weaved, trying their best to miss paint-filled projectiles.

  • Fort Lewis based 'virtual staff ride' re-creates Baqubah battle

    Feb 13, 2009

    ground-breaking approach to training has arisen from interviews with 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment Soldiers about their three months of fierce combat from March to June 2007 in Diyala Province, Iraq. The Fort Lewis Battle Command Training Center introduced a feature on its Web page last week that allows units to take virtual staff rides, translating Syke's Regulars' neighborhood-by-neighborhood fight to oust al-Qaida from Baqubah into leadership-development training.

  • Fort Lewis battalion adds a crucial, lifesaving capability

    Feb 13, 2009

    You won't find a spreader, halogen bar, 18 mm socket wrench or K12 cutter with a diamond blade on most modified tables of organization and allowances. Not yet anyway. But recovery specialists in the 402nd Brigade Support Battalion are carrying them to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., this week to use during the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division's Mission Readiness Exercise. The specialized tools form part of their kits as newly trained extrication experts, tailored for Stryker vehicles.

  • Army Training: For the Dogs

    Feb 13, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Robert Weddle, unlike most military dog handlers, has only enjoyed a partnership with Elmo for a short three months, only one of which being prior to deploying to Iraq's Contingency Operating Base Speicher, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Iraqi Police, Wolfhounds hunt for weapon caches

    Feb 12, 2009

  • 31st MEU Landing Craft Air Cushion Offloads Supllies

    Feb 12, 2009

    A Landing Craft Air Cushion transporting Marines and equipment from 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit comes ashore during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

  • Battle of the boats

    Feb 12, 2009

    It was the boat with the least positive name of ODR Wreck that prevailed and sank the competition of Shark Attack and USS Never Sail during the first Cardboard Vessel Regatta, Saturday at Benyaurd Indoor Pool. Designed to inspire a little community competition and fun between Fort Belvoir organizations, the regatta was organized by Anthony Poore, FMWR fitness coordinator.

  • Service personally rewarding for Cayanong

    Feb 12, 2009

    It's not uncommon for someone to have second thoughts about joining a branch of the military. However, that wasn't the case for Monica Cayanong. Cayanong, a first sergeant with the Army's Veterinary Command at Fort Belvoir, has recorded more than 20 years in a career filled with praise and accommodations. She was recently inducted into the elite Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and has aspirations of one day becoming a sergeant major.

  • Belvoir marks Black History Month with special guest

    Feb 12, 2009

    For Black History Month, Stokes took center stage at Fort Belvoir's Community Center Tuesday, when he described his experiences growing up in the South and how a student-strike committee he planned would set in motion one of the most powerful movements in American history.

  • Students get hands-on experience during Job Shadow Day

    Feb 12, 2009

    Students from Mount Vernon High School arrived at battalion head quarters on Fort Belvoir last Thursday for Job Shadow Day. Fort Belvoir's Public Affairs Office's Community Relations section put the event together to show students how education can lead into rewarding futures.

  • Obama, Kaine make historic visit to Fort Belvoir

    Feb 12, 2009

    President Barack Obama joined Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine at a construction site near Fort Belvoir's north area, also known as the Engineer Proving Ground, Wednesday. The commander-in-chief visited the site in the hopes of spurring quick action on a proposed economic stimulus package.

  • USS Harpers Ferry(LSD49) amphibious Assault Vehicle

    Feb 11, 2009

    Marines watch from the flight deck as an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) launches from the well-deck of USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).

  • USS Tortuga (LSD 46) Amphibious Assault

    Feb 11, 2009

    The USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and the 31st MEU are taking part in Exercise Cobra Gold, an annual Kingdom of Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored military exercise designed to train U.S. and partner asian-pacific nation forces. The exercise will also include humanitarian civic action projects with participating nations from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the U.S.

  • USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) Amphibious Assault vehicle

    Feb 11, 2009

    An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) enters the well-deck of the landing dock ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49)

  • WINTER TRAINING IN YUMA PROVED TO BE A "CROWNING" AFFAIR

    Feb 11, 2009

    Miss U.S.A. Crystle Stewart jumps with the U.S. Army Parachute Team during winter training in Yuma Arizona.

  • The Citadel, a Kirkuk province historical site

    Feb 11, 2009

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade assumes Joint Logistics Command mission in Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2009

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade assumed responsibility of the Joint Logistics Command from 101st Sustainment Brigade, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Feb. 7.

  • Hawaii Soldiers support Pro Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were given a distinct honor this year to serve on the Joint Service Color Guard for the National Football League 2009 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Three Soldiers comprised a part of the Joint Service Color Guard, which were responsible for rendering honors for the start of the Pro Bowl.

  • Army Spouse wins Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown

    Feb 10, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER Aca,!" Out of 10,000 entries, Lisa Roman, wife of Capt. Joe Roman, strategic plans officer, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was chosen as the winner of the ultimate dessert recipe during the Food NetworkAca,!a,,cs Ultimate Recipe Showdown, Sunday, February 8th.

  • Thai, U.S. Marines conduct aerial delivery training during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009

    Feb 10, 2009

    U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 3 and Royal Thai Marines conducted bilateral aerial delivery training here Feb. 8 during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

  • Field mess allows deployed Marines to eat well

    Feb 10, 2009

    The food service specialists of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, deployed to Thailand in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2009, established a field mess here that is capable of supporting about 250 Marines.

  • NP, Wolfhounds conduct cache search, "rescue" mission

    Feb 10, 2009

  • Mock amphibious assault

    Feb 10, 2009

    An Amphibious Assault Vehicle with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducts a Mock amphibious assault during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. The purpose of the assault was to prepare for the upcoming bilateral amphibious assault and mechanized raid training that will be conducted alongside the Royal Thai Marines

  • Strykers train at Cobra Gold

    Feb 10, 2009

    PHITSANOLUK, Thailand-- Soldiers of the New York National Guard's 2-108 Infantry Battalion and 2-23 Infantry Regiment (Stryker) from Ft. Lewis, Wash. conducted joint training with their Thai counterparts during Exercise Cobra Gold 09, sharing their expertise in areas such as mortar fire, land navigation, squad movement and weapons training.

  • U.N. peacekeeping training conducted in Thailand

    Feb 9, 2009

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

  • 'The Great Aloha Run' Starts at COB Speicher

    Feb 9, 2009

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

  • 211th RSG Replaces 191st CSSB

    Feb 7, 2009

    The 211th RSG, out of Corpus Christi, Texas, assumes command of COB Speicher garrison command from the 191st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, mobilized out of Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Education Front: Sponsorship programs make transition easier for students

    Feb 6, 2009

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

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

    Feb 6, 2009

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

  • Artillery chief awarded Purple Heart

    Feb 6, 2009

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

  • Year of the NCO: Retired NCOs remember

    Feb 6, 2009

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

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

    Feb 5, 2009

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

  • Supporting the troops

    Feb 5, 2009

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

  • Blazing the trail: A Buffalo Soldier's Story

    Feb 5, 2009

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

  • COB Speicher Celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 5, 2009

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

  • Cobra Gold 09 kicks off in Thailand

    Feb 4, 2009

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

  • Communication system loses weight, gains readiness

    Feb 4, 2009

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

  • ISF, medical workers vote in SaD province special elections

    Feb 4, 2009

    Salah ad-Din province held a special needs voting day for Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army, and medical workers so that they are available to work during the elections on Jan. 31.

  • Ninewa province completes elections uneventfully

    Feb 4, 2009

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

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

    Feb 4, 2009

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

  • Purple fingers for Election Day

    Feb 4, 2009

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

  • Dog's Best Friend

    Feb 4, 2009

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

  • Bayji Joint Coordination Center monitors provincial elections

    Feb 4, 2009

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

  • Aviation Brigade says goodbye to fallen Cavalry Troopers

    Feb 4, 2009

    Leaders from across MND-North and the 10th Mountain Division came together Jan. 30 to mourn 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade pilots Chief Warrant Officer 3 Philip Windorski, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew Kelley, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Tillery and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benajmin Todd, who died Jan. 25 when the two UH-58D Kiowa Warriors they were piloting went down near Kirkuk.

  • Salah ad-Din Officials Coordinate Security for Provincial Elections

    Feb 1, 2009

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

  • Atshiyana Village opens new elementary school in Kirkuk Province

    Feb 1, 2009

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

    Jan 31, 2009

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

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

    Jan 30, 2009

  • AMR 4th Annual Football Bash Clinic

    Jan 29, 2009

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

  • Village culvert connects Sunni Arabs, Turkomen

    Jan 29, 2009

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

    Jan 29, 2009

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

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

    Jan 29, 2009

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

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

    Jan 28, 2009

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

  • Stryker Brigade, Military Police Soldiers return from Iraq

    Jan 28, 2009

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

  • Letter from the Chairman

    Jan 23, 2009

  • Presidential patches

    Jan 22, 2009

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

  • Green issues, housing take center stage

    Jan 22, 2009

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

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

    Jan 22, 2009

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

  • Community issues solved faster, closer to garrison level

    Jan 22, 2009

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

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

    Jan 22, 2009

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

  • Keen Edge 2009 Exercise Video

    Jan 22, 2009

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  • Shafter Elementary first in innovation at state robotics competition

    Jan 22, 2009

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

  • Leaders meet to discuss SoI future in Kirkuk province

    Jan 22, 2009

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

  • Full-spectrum of Aviation Brigade assets combine for UAV recovery mission

    Jan 22, 2009

    Elements of all six battalions of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, including AH-64 Apaches, OH-58D Kiowa Warriors, CH-47 Chinooks, UH-60 Blackhawks, unmanned aerial systems and a company of Pathfinders, came together Jan. 20 to recover an unmanned aerial vehicle that made an emergency landing near Baji, north of Tikrit.

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