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  • Massage aids in stress release and overall health

    Sep 29, 2008

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii Aca,!" Rest & Recuperation (R&R) leave for military members means just that, and Soldiers find many different ways to relax with family and friends between trips overseas.

  • Soldier's ohana in Hawaii makes return memorable

    Sep 29, 2008

    HONOLULU Aca,!" When Sgt. Nathan Rolens packed for his return to Honolulu last week, one item Aca,!" a pea-sized pebble Aca,!" took priority. In fact, the pebble was so special, Rolens decided to carry it on the flight with him.

  • RDECOM Demonstrates Samples of its Newest Technologies at the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 25, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • Military kids rock on

    Sep 23, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The rhythmic motion of 11 heads nodding to the beat of a semitogether version of the Boys Like GirlsAca,!a,,c tune Aca,!A"ThunderAca,!A? introduced passersby to the newest craze to hit the installation here.

  • Mosaic tile: Blue Star Card holders become artists at the Arts & Crafts Center

    Sep 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Army family member Catherine Florang sat at a long table with other military spouses, carefully placing small pieces of broken tile on a wood board at the Schofield Barracks Arts & Crafts Center, Aug. 23. She reminisced about the day spent with her husband, Pvt. Robert Florang, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, prior to his deployment to Iraq.

  • 'Cell Phones for Soldiers' keeps lines of communication open

    Sep 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Communication is important, and communication between families and their deployed Soldier is essential, said Sgt. Maj. Lisa Torello, 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade.

  • Army publishes Record of Decision for Army growth and force structure realignment

    Sep 12, 2008

    The Army announced today the availability of the record of decision (ROD) for growing and realigning the Army's force structure to support operations in the Pacific Theater. The ROD explains that the Army will proceed with its preferred alternatives to station approximately 1,980 new Soldiers in Hawaii and approximately 2,200 new Soldiers in Alaska, including a new maneuver enhancement brigade (MEB) headquarters at Fort Richardson.

  • JVEF honors Wheeler's contribution

    Sep 8, 2008

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 300 educators, volunteers and family members gathered to celebrate military participation in schools at the Hale Koa, Aug. 29, for the annual Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF) meeting.

  • Soldier earns Silver Star for actions in Iraq

    Sep 8, 2008

    Master Sergeant Eric J. Geressy, a student of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, Sergeants Major Course Class 59, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his action on Sept. 4, 2007 while serving as the First Sergeant of Eagle Company, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, assigned to Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Deployed civilians aid Soldiers in global war on terror

    Sep 2, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Lost in the mass of Army Combat Uniform-clothed Soldiers downrange, one can also find Department of Defense (DoD) civilians deployed right alongside those Soldiers.

  • Wheeler school earns JVEF award

    Sep 2, 2008

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii Aca,!" The 2008 Joint Venture in Education Forum (JVEF) Norbert Commendation Award was bestowed on Wheeler Middle School, the first middle school to earn this honor.

  • Shocking experience

    Sep 2, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Sgt. Aaron Knight, Personal Security Detachment, Headquarters Company, 25th Inf. Div., Aca,!A"experiencesAca,!A? the latest in nonlethal incapacitating technology as part of division training on the Taser X26E, a device that will be available to select Soldiers downrange.

  • "Together Each Achieves More"

    Sep 2, 2008

    Leadership from the 25th Infantry Division, along with brigades joining the division on the upcoming deployment, participated in physical, mental and ethical challenges at a two-day team building and development exercise at Young MenAca,!a,,cs Christian Association(YMCA) Camp H.R. Erdman at Mokuleia Aug. 30- 31st.

  • ROTC cadet receives Nainoa Hoe scholarship

    Sep 2, 2008

    Alexander L. Ladeira, a Reserve OfficerAca,!a,,cs Training Corps cadet received a $1000 scholarship from the Nainoa Hoe Scholarship of Honor from Waimanalo businessman Ohelo Kaopio, a key contributor to the memorial scholarship, at the 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe Battle Command Training Center Aug. 28.

  • Sen. Inouye receives Medal of Honor flag

    Aug 25, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" A rainy morning was quickly ushered out by a welcoming rainbow as Soldiers, guests, and family members of the Tropic Lighting community gathered to recognize the achievements of a Hawaiian hero and political icon.

  • 2008 Infantry Warfighting Conference Sept. 15-17

    Aug 25, 2008

    Fort Benning Aca,!" The Commanding General of the United States Army Infantry Center will host the 2008 Infantry Warfighting Conference Sept. 15-17 at the Columbus Iron Works and Trade Center, Columbus, Ga. The theme for this yearsAca,!a,,c conference is: "The Infantry: Heart of the Army in the Contemporary Operational Environment." The conference assembles Army leaders with recent experience in combat, training for combat, and with Army transformation and modularity. The aim of the conference is to identify the methods that are working well in preparation and in execution of the Global War On Terrorism and to see how future systems will benefit Soldiers.

  • Hawaii Senator Inouye Awarded National Honor

    Aug 23, 2008

    The 25th Infantry Division honored Medal of Honor recipient, Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye during a Medal of Honor flag presentation ceremony on Sills Field Wednesday. Inouye was presented a congressionally approved Medal of Honor flag by Capt. Terry H. Zoch, commander, Echo Company, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th ID. Zoch and her Soldiers represented men from InouyeAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Go For BrokeAca,!A? 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

  • Army honors post BOSS program

    Aug 15, 2008

    Army honors Fort Rucker BOSS program

  • Arlington County and Fort Myer sign Community Covenant

    Aug 13, 2008

    Arlington County and Fort Myer signed a Community Covenant Aug. 7

  • Sgt. Kenneth Gibson

    Aug 12, 2008

    25th Infantry Division Soldier killed 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The Department of Defense announced today the death of a 25th Infantry Division Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Kenneth B. Gibson, 25, of Christiansburg, Va., died of wounds suffered on August 10, in Tarmiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position during dismounted operations. Gibson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He joined the Army in March 6, 2002 and was assigned to Schofield Barracks in August of that same year. For additional information go to www.25idl.army.mil.

  • Unsafe electrical practices can lead to devastating results

    Aug 8, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" Electricity: hard to imagine a world without it. With it, however, comes a responsibility to handle it properly in order to prevent accidents that can occur from shock, electrocution and fires. Recent reports highlighting the electrical deaths of 16 servicemembers in Iraq have brought heightened awareness to the risk electricity poses in theater, and senior leaders are stressing the importance of safety in its regard.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wolfhounds make a difference in lives of Japanese orphans

    Aug 1, 2008

    Taiki, Shunpei, Mika and Emiri are four Japanese children from the Holy Family Home Orphanage in Osaka, Japan being hosted to a 10-day trip of a lifetime by Aca,!A"WolfhoundAca,!A? Soldiers of the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, continuing a tradition that began half a century ago.

  • On-post housing opens to single Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala.--Embracing the idea that every Soldier plays an important part in the Army Family, Fort Rucker's Picerne Military Housing recently opened all three Family housing neighborhoods to single Soldiers interested in living on post.

  • 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.

  • Stabbing the Beach at JLOTS

    Jul 24, 2008

  • 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'

  • 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.

  • WOMEN'S TEAM TO COMPETE IN LUCENEC, SLOVAK REPUBLIC FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Jul 21, 2008

    The Golden Knights' Female Style and Accuracy Team head to the Slovak Republic for the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships.

  • FRSAs: A Vital Link to Military, Families

    Jul 18, 2008

    Unit Family Readiness Groups (Aca,!A"FRGsAca,!A?) exist to help address these types of needs. As such, FRGs can be invaluable to deploying Soldiers and their families. Critical to FRG success, however, are the few who ensure that family support is coordinated and responsive. On July 14, those vital few, known as Family Readiness Support Assistants (Aca,!A"FRSAsAca,!A?), and other military leaders participated in a Town Hall Meeting, here, at Kalakaua Community Center.

  • 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.

  • Army cuts ribbon on largest child care center

    Jul 16, 2008

    Fort Myer cut the ribbon on its new Child Development Center July 15. This is the largest CDC in the Department of Defense and was built after 9/11 to house children away from the Pentagon. It's 50,000 square feet with three wings, 28 rooms, three playgrounds and a multi-purpose room. It has space for 438 children.

  • 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.

  • Warrior Brigade's "Rear-D" Represents at Tropic Lightning Challenge 2008

    Jul 14, 2008

    Rear-Detachment Soldiers of the 25th Infantry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 2nd Striker Brigade Combat Team (Aca,!A"Warrior BrigadeAca,!A?) represented their comradeAca,!a,,cs currently deployed to Iraq by competing in this yearAca,!a,,cs Tropic Lightning Challenge here, June 30 - July 2.

  • Tropic Lightning Challenge 2008 -- 25th ID Celebrates 66 Years if Division History

    Jul 14, 2008

    Tropic Lightning Challenge 2008 marks 66 years of 25th Infantry Division history.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DOD sets joint standards for enlistee waivers

    Jul 2, 2008

    The Department of Defense has now set standards for how individual services will offer waivers to those it recruits.

  • Army Prepares for Next Rotations in Iraq

    Jun 30, 2008

    The Department of the Army confirmed today, June 30, the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs announcement for the next rotation of four brigade combat teams consisting of approximately 18, 000 personnel in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The deployment window for these units will begin in the early months of 2009.

  • Army combatives training is helping today's Soldier become more effective

    Jun 27, 2008

    Because the modern Soldier spends more time clearing rooms and engaging the enemy in hand-to-hand combat than those Soldiers before him, a renewed emphasis has been put on the importance of subduing an enemy without a weapon. That isnAca,!a,,ct to say Soldiers of yesteryear never had to rely on a swift hand to best an enemy. ItAca,!a,,cs just that AmericaAca,!a,,cs desert Soldier of the 21st century finds himself coming into close contact with the enemy on a more frequent basis than before. And thanks to a former Fort Lewis Army Ranger, todayAca,!a,,cs Soldier is becoming better trained to effectively neutralize that close-quarters threat.

  • 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.

  • Army Launches Recruiter Assistance Program

    Jun 19, 2008

    Active-duty enlisted Soldiers and future Soldiers in the Delayed Entry Program can now serve as assistant recruiters and make extra money in their off-duty hours.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Army Expands Battlemind Training

    May 30, 2008

    Due to its success preparing Soldiers for deployment, the Army has decided to transition Battlemind training from a deployment cycle requirement to standard training Armywide.

  • 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.

  • 25th Infantry Division Soldier

    May 22, 2008

  • 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.

  • 2008 Senior Leader Memorial Day Message

    May 20, 2008

    On May 5, 1866, veterans and residents of Waterloo, New York, placed flowers on the graves at each of the town's cemeteries to honor the local Soldiers and Sailors who had fallen during the Civil War. Proposed by a local pharmacist, Henry C. Welles, this act of remembrance centered on his belief that while praising the living veterans of the Civil War, it was equally important to remember the patriotic dead. This tradition has grown for a century and a half - it is Memorial Day.

  • FRGs build homes, stronger bonds with local community

    May 13, 2008

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Army Unveils New Field Manual for Operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, brings the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • Acting Secretary of the Army Visits Hawaii

    Jul 3, 2007

    Acting Secretary of the Army, Pete Geren visits Army assets in Hawaii.

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