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  • Command Group

    Aug 5, 2010

    25th Infantry Division Command Group

  • 25th CAB returns from Iraq

    Aug 3, 2010

    The commander, command sgt. maj. and Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, arrive at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, Aug. 2, from their 12-month deployment to Iraq.

  • 25ID Command Group

    Aug 3, 2010

  • Wisdom and guidance

    Jul 29, 2010

    Retired Army Gen. Dan K. McNeilll (left), Battle Command Seminar senior advisor visited with Maj. Gen. Bernard Champoux, commanding general, 25th ID and Col. Bradley Becker, deputy commanding general for support, to discuss upcoming deployments of the Division and 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

  • Getting ready to run

    Jul 23, 2010

    Thirteen "Tropic Lightning" runners compete against one another in an effort to qualify for an eight man team to compete in the Army 10-Miler in Washington D.C. this fall.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' welcomes new leadership

    Jul 23, 2010

    The 25th Infantry Division welcomes three new leaders in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Baghdad during a "Flying V Ceremony" at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 23.

  • 25th ID recognizes volunteers for their hard work

    Jul 23, 2010

    25th Inf. Div. Quarterly Volunteer Awards and Recognition Ceremony was held to recognize and honor the men and women volunteers who give selflessly of their time and energy throughout our community.

  • Fallen Hawaii Soldier, native honored in unique art

    Jul 21, 2010

    A childhood photo of Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, a Pearl City, Hawaii native and fallen 25th Infantry Division veteran, represents the state in the crafted artwork , the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," during a ceremony honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each state at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21.

  • Lt. Gen. Mixon visits Tropic Lightning

    Jul 20, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific visits 25th Infantry Division to discuss pre-deployment issues with officers and Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division to prepare the division for its upcoming deployment.

  • Army Cadets experience 'Tropic Lightning' PT

    Jul 20, 2010

    U.S. Army cadets are challenged to 25th Infantry Division physical training at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 20.

  • 25th CAB Soldiers land home

    Jul 12, 2010

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers return home to their families following a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq following a Welcome Home ceremony. Division and brigade leadership joined the military families in extending a warm welcome to their newest combat veterans.

  • 'Vertical Horizon' performs at COB Speicher, transports Soldiers through music

    Jul 9, 2010

    Vertical Horizon, an alternative rock, post-grunge band from Washington, D.C., performed for Soldiers and other attendees at Contingency Operating Base Speicher's South Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility, July 7.

  • 25th CAB grooms future enlisted leaders while deployed to USD-North

    Jul 6, 2010

    Every month Soldiers of the 25th CAB appear before enlisted promotion selection boards as part of the process for becoming a sergeant or staff sergeant at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, and Contingency Operating Site Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' 4th of July Celebration

    Jul 5, 2010

    The 25th Infantry Division celebrates Independence Day with a variety of games, rides, contests, and concerts with the 39th Annual 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 4.

  • TF Gunslinger, engineers refresh AGI skills

    Jul 4, 2010

    The pilots of Company C, "Whiskey," 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Gunslinger, conducted air ground integration training with the engineers of Co. E "Dawg," 1st Bn., 64th Armor Regt., TF Rogue's, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, June 6.

  • 25th CAB grooms future enlisted leaders while deployed to USD-North

    Jul 4, 2010

    Some enlisted Soldiers with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Wings, 25th Infantry Division, pace nervously, some recite answers to anticipated questions, others work on facing movements and weapons drills. They all try to control their nerves. At any moment, one could be called to enter the boardroom and face six senior noncommissioned officers. The senior NCOs - with more than a century of military experience among them -- test each Soldier to determine if they are truly ready for promotion. Refusing to allow war to derail their professional careers, every month Soldiers of the 25th CAB appear before enlisted promotion selection boards as part of the process for becoming a sergeant or staff sergeant at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, and Contingency Operating Site Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq.

  • Wake up to the 'Sounds of Freedom'

    Jul 2, 2010

    The Tropic Lightning Band's brass ensemble "The Sounds of Freedom" perform on KITV's This Morning program, in Honolulu,, July 2.

  • Tropic Lightning "Freedom Ride" feeds the homeless

    Jul 1, 2010

    As part of the of 25th Infantry Division "Freedom Ride", Soldiers and officers donated non-perishable foods to Kahikolu 'Ohana Hale 'O Wai'anae homeless shelter, Waianae, Hawaii, June 30.

  • 'Warriors' depart for Iraq

    Jul 1, 2010

    The Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, depart for their 12-month deployment to northern Iraq. Their service was thanked by brigade veterans and division leadership as they boarded their aircraft.

  • Commentary: Remember prices paid for Independence Day celebrations

    Jun 30, 2010

    For most of us, the coming weekend will be filled with family gatherings, festivals and fireworks. While we enjoy our freedoms here in the states, U.S. military members around the world are patrolling deserts, flying in darkness, navigating the high seas and risking their lives in far-off places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army assesses "self-healing" waveform for platoon-level communications

    Jun 30, 2010

    The U.S. Army concluded its three-week assessment of a waveform that could help separated squads maintain communications despite terrain and obstructions, during its annual integrated capabilities event at Fort Dix on June 25. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics cenA,A!ter conducted a 36 node assessment of the Soldier Radio Waveform in a relevant field environment. This was done to gauge the waveform's ability to support platoon-level data and voice traffic from the rifleman up to the squad leader. When squads spread out, they can potentially loose communications due to obstructions in the terrain. SRW is "exciting" because the network "self heals" its fragmented connectivity by leveraging other squad radios using the waveform.

  • Bronco infantrymen press for coveted Expert Infantry Badge

    Jun 29, 2010

    For infantry Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, the honor of being recognized as a true infantryman was given through the brigade's EIB testing at East Range, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 20-25.

  • Family Child Care offers parents, children in-home options

    Jun 28, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army's Family Child Care, or FCC, program has been in existence for decades, but there are still folks in the military community who are unaware that it is a viable child care option.

  • Summer shuttle is on a roll

    Jun 28, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Roy Naki, shuttle driver, stops the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation summer shuttle outside the food court at the PX/Commissary, here.

  • Wili Wili neighborhood taking shape

    Jun 28, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly 150 homes have been completed in Wili Wili with less than 100 to go to finish the neighborhood at Wheeler Army Airfield.

  • Independence Day events scheduled around the isle

    Jun 28, 2010

    CHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Celebrate Independence Day and join the daylong activities and patriotic events at Sills Field, here, during the 39th annual Fourth of July Spectacular hosted by Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, July 4.

  • Diaz fulfills a lifelong mission at Garuda Shield

    Jun 28, 2010

    Col. Tony Diaz spent his summers as a boy on his grandfather's ranch in Panama away from the comfortable confines of his childhood home in New York. The summers were filled with limited electricity, sparse running water and familiarizations of the damage poverty can have on people.

  • U.S. Soldiers forge new friendships in Indonesia

    Jun 28, 2010

    "What we leave behind will have a positive lasting impact," said Col. Tony Diaz, the U.S. commander for this year's fourth annual Garuda Shield 2010, which drew to a close June 22.

  • 500th MI Bde hosts Asia Pacific May Day Celebration

    Jun 25, 2010

  • SDDC works to address problems during peak move season

    Jun 25, 2010

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command announced it is addressing recent missed and cancelled household goods pickups for military servicemembers going through permanent change of station moves.

  • Families embrace their 'Warrior' Soldiers

    Jun 25, 2010

    Family members just can't let them go quietly! Following the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division's deployment ceremony held at Sills Field on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 24, many family members just couldn't stop hugging their Soldiers.

  • Warrior Brigade bids farewell during ceremony

    Jun 25, 2010

    The Soldiers and officers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, bid emotional good-byes to comrades, friends and family following a formal deployment ceremony at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 24, as they prepare to embark on a 12-month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division deployment ceremony

    Jun 24, 2010

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division held its deployment ceremony on Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii June 24. The brigade will deploy as an Advise and Assist Brigade in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Northern Iraq, where it will be at the forefront of training and empowering the Iraqi Security Forces.

  • Tropic Lightning bids farewell to the Chief

    Jun 24, 2010

    Friends and colleagues bid farewell to Col. Thomas P. Guthrie, the outgoing chief of staff, 25th Infantry Division, during a "Flying V" ceremony held in his honor, June 23 at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • U.N. training simulates operational environment: peace and stability, watchwords for GS 2010

    Jun 22, 2010

    In a scripted exercise of event-driven scenarios by military and non-military subject matter experts in an operational environment, U.N. representatives had just met with Zapatos, one of the faction leaders causing trouble, in an effort to quell violence in an "affected area" of the Island of Pacifica. The 18th Brigade comprised of Soldiers from Indonesia and the U.S. has stood by as negotiations take place with the rogue leader by promising to work fairly with him and his rival St. Pierre in an effort to help the indigenous population.

  • Soldiers strive to keep afloat during Army North water survival training

    Jun 22, 2010

    The techniques the Soldiers learned during the training are used as part of the Army's Water Survival Training Curriculum 21 - 21.

  • USAG-HI welcomes its new commander

    Jun 21, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers, family members and government civilians, along with local civic and Native Hawaiian leaders, gathered on Sills Field, here, Monday, to bid aloha to Col. Matthew Margotta, outgoing commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and to welcome Col. Douglas Mulbury, incoming commander.

  • Letter to the editor: Hawaii Soldier renders assistance

    Jun 21, 2010

    Hawaiian resident shares story of 2-11th Field Artillery Regiment Soldier providing assistance on highway.

  • Straight Talk: DWI, crime prevention among DES's concerns

    Jun 21, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - With the summer months here, the Honolulu Police Department and the Military Police are aggressively pursuing drinking and driving.

  • Commentary: Military partnership improves education for all Hawaii's children

    Jun 21, 2010

    HONOLULU - It's no secret that many military families coming from beyond our shores arrive with negative perceptions of Hawaii public schools.

  • Virtual Squad Training simulates patrolling techniques, tasks

    Jun 21, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Sgt. Jerel Concepcion, a squad leader with 25th Transportation Company, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, was leading his squad through the streets of Baghdad.

  • Fourth of July schedule is released

    Jun 17, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers, civilians and families are invited to a myriad of activities as U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation honor and celebrate America's Independence Day, here, July 4.

  • Children encouraged to voice their opinions in Military Child in Hawaii study

    Jun 17, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Why do some families stationed in Hawaii choose public, private or parochial schools'

  • Sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain, illness

    Jun 17, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Studies have shown that sleep-deprived people eat more snacks.

  • Team Hawaii plans repeat victory at Ten-Miler

    Jun 17, 2010

    WHEELERAca,!E+ARMYAca,!E+AIRFIELD, Hawaii - They crossed the finish line first, second, third, fourth.

  • Makani Pahili 2010 debuts emerging rapid response capability

    Jun 17, 2010

    Each year,the local and state Hawaii government, U.S. Federal Government and Department of Defense participate in a statewide scenario-driven hurricane preparation exercise known as Makani Pahili, which means "strong wind" in Hawaiian, held this year May 24 through June 4.

  • 413th receives four stars during leadership visit

    Jun 17, 2010

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey J. Mellinger included a visit to the 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, during a recent tour of the Pacific. Dunwoody is the commanding general of the Army Materiel Command and Mellinger is the organizationAca,!a,,cs senior enlisted advisor. The two were in the Pacific to visit AMC assets and attend briefings and meetings with AMC supported organizations. The 413th is an Expeditionary Contracting Command unit.

  • U.S. Army reservists aid Indonesia in humanitarian effort

    Jun 16, 2010

    On the outskirts of the heavily-populated and poverty-stricken city of Bandung, American and Indonesian forces have banned together to build a civic center and baby care clinic as part of Operation Garuda Shield 2010, a training and humanitarian exercise in Indonesia.

  • Vipers provide critical air traffic services in USD-N

    Jun 15, 2010

    The importance of aviation operations in the current contemporary operating environment in Iraq cannot be overstated with hundreds of movements of troops, supplies and equipment daily. These critical aviation operations demand a watchful and experienced air traffic services team to manage the air space in and around United States Division-North. The Soldiers of F Company, "Vipers," 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, Task Force Hammerhead, provide the necessary over watch for the high density airspace in and around Contingency Operating Base Speicher. The company is also responsible for ATS operations at Forward Operating Base Warhorse and COB Qayyarah West.

  • SWO 'operationalizes' weather for TF Wings' aviation mission in northern Iraq

    Jun 15, 2010

    Imagine a blinding, gusting wall of sand and dust five to eight thousand feet high, spanning 60 to 90 miles, moving at a rate of 35 to 60 kilometers an hour.That describes a "haboob," an Arabic word for a type of intense sandstorm common to Iraq that can have a devastating impact on aviation operations. Now imagine a pilot's relief in receiving a tactical instant message from a staff weather officer (SWO) miles away that advises of an approaching haboob in time to avoid it. That is what is referred to as "operationalizing" weather -- mitigating the impact of weather on Army aviation operations by forecasting and interpreting weather systems and data in real time - and that is what Task Force Wings' staff weather team does 24/7 from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Winner: 'Wolfhound' earns title of Army Hawaii's top Soldier

    Jun 15, 2010

    Specialist Andy James, a Soldier representing the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment and the 25th Infantry Division, wins the honor of representing the U.S. Army Pacific as the Soldier of the Year at the Department of the Army competition later this year.

  • USARPAC celebrates 235th Army Birthday

    Jun 15, 2010

    USARPAC concluded its Army Birthday commemoration activities with a gala dinner-dance at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel in Honolulu on June 12.

  • SWO 'operationalizes' weather for TF Wings' aviation mission in northern Iraq

    Jun 15, 2010

    Task Force Wings' staff weather team works hard to mitigate the impact of weather on Army aviation operations by forecasting and interpreting weather systems and data in real time at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Hawaii-based Boy Scout Cements Relationship with Fisher House

    Jun 15, 2010

    The Fisher House at Tripler Army Medical Center plays a vital role in the healing of sick or injured service members and their families. The house functions as a 'home away from home' for family members of patients receiving medical care at major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers, allowing families to focus on caring for their loved ones. When Conner Dooley, Hickam Boy Scout Troop 135, heard the Tripler Fisher House wanted two concrete patios installed near the facility, he didn't hesitate and chose it as his Eagle Scout project.

  • Diplomacy in distribution

    Jun 15, 2010

    Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's missions extend to countries with diverse political systems, each with its own rules and customs. With such a global reach, it is important to keep an eye on the political implications of any action. To this end, SDDC has added a foreign policy advisor from the State Department to its headquarters staff.

  • Army directs global inspection of armor plates

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army recently issued a message for all troops and units to inspect their body armor in search of a specific model that was not made according to contract requirements.

  • Margotta reminisces about tour as he prepares for change of command

    Jun 14, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The key to being a successful garrison commander is understanding and working within limitations of time, people and money.

  • Honouliuli preservation involves work of many hands

    Jun 14, 2010

    KUNIA VILLAGE, Hawaii - On the eastern slopes of the Waianae Mountains, there is a "wahi pana," a "celebrated place," called Honouliuli.

  • Servicemembers celebrate 235th Army birthday with a run

    Jun 14, 2010

  • Tropic Lightning Soldiers compete in USARPAC Warrior Challenge

    Jun 13, 2010

    Spc. Andy James and Sgt. Colin Whyte, represent the 25th Infantry Division in the five-day U.S. Army Pacific 2010 Warrior Challenge June 7-12.

  • Center aids in defeating explosive devices

    Jun 11, 2010

    U.S. Army Pacific's newly established Asia-Pacific Counter - Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Center provides servicemembers stationed in the Pacific access to cutting-edge training in the fight to defeat improvised explosive devices.

  • FORSCOM/USARC Special Troops Battalion: Fort Bragg-bound commands reach key agreement

    Jun 11, 2010

    A Memorandum of Agreement, formally signed June 7, 2010, prepared by planners for the Base Realignment and Closure 2005-directed relocation of the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command puts an end to potential future uncertainty or confusion over "who does what" in C2 as each command prepares for the imminent departure of lead echelons to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Hawaii's PTA protects natural resources

    Jun 10, 2010

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - The Army is waging a war, here.

  • Army uses one portal-of-access for counseling services, support

    Jun 10, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers and family members in Hawaii are now able to contact counselors at Military OneSource through a single portal-of-access.

  • Hawaii residents urged to prepare now for hurricane season

    Jun 10, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, requires all residents to be vigilant and prepared for the worst.

  • Warrior Challenge 2010 tests Soldiers physical, mental strength

    Jun 9, 2010

    The annual, five-day competition, hosted at Schofield Barracks, June 7-11, pushes the Soldiers and NCOs through a variety of challenges, both mental and physical, said Sgt. Maj. Alan S. Hatton, operations sergeant major, USARPAC. The goal of the competition is to find the best, most well-rounded Soldier and NCO in USARPAC.

  • Warrior Challenge 2010 tests Soldiers physical, mental strength

    Jun 9, 2010

    The annual, five-day competition, hosted at Schofield Barracks, June 7-11, pushes the Soldiers and NCOs through a variety of challenges, both mental and physical, said Sgt. Maj. Alan S. Hatton, operations sergeant major, USARPAC. The goal of the competition is to find the best, most well-rounded Soldier and NCO in USARPAC.

  • Digging in the dirt for Soldier safety

    Jun 9, 2010

    An environmental surveillance team traveled from Camp Zama, Japan to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii to train deploying Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. After a couple days of classroom training, instructors and students went to nearby Lake Wilson, also known as Wahiawa Reservoir, to collect samples of water, soil and insects, just as the Soldiers will do in Iraq when the brigade deploys this summer.

  • Commentary: OPSEC-60 Years and Counting, Remembering the Korean Conflict

    Jun 9, 2010

    When we lower our guard and our OPSEC practices, we create and expose our vulnerabilities for our enemies to exploit. Protecting our country, our servicemen and women and their families begins with good OPSEC behaviors.

  • Four-star general visits 25th Infantry Division

    Jun 8, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, welcomes Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, to the division during her visit of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 8.

  • Broncos Bid Farewell to Former Commander, Welcome Hawaiian Native

    Jun 7, 2010

    Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division gathered at Sills Field May 27th to bid farewell to its former commander and welcomed a Hawaiian Native as its new leader.

  • Top Army NCO promotes 'complete fitness' to Soldiers

    Jun 7, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston talked about the Army's plan for the continued complete fitness and well-being of Soldiers, and stressed the importance of mental fitness for today's Soldier while meeting with Hawaii-based Soldiers, June 3.

  • TF Wings' celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month through dance, music in northern Ira

    Jun 7, 2010

    Dance is a form of cultural expression. Like visual art, sculpture or architecture, dance encapsulates, reinforces and transmits cultural traditions and values. At Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, the diversity of Asian Pacific American culture was on display as a group of more than 30 Task Force Wings' Soldiers and other volunteers celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) with a performance of traditional dance, song and food, May 28

  • Test your knowledge of Army history

    Jun 7, 2010

    Quiz on Army History

  • A walk through history

    Jun 6, 2010

    When Col. Kent Goff isn't sporting his Army Combat Uniform during weekend battle assemblies, he is likely decked out in a military uniform from another era. The 412th Theater Engineer Command's intelligence and security officer is also a military history buff who participates in civil war re-enactments.

  • TF Wings' 'CAC Company' executes critical mission in northern Iraq

    Jun 4, 2010

    For the air crew of the "Stingrays," Company A, 3-25th General Support Aviation Battalion, "Task Force Hammerhead," 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, the extreme weather amounted to another challenging mission change. The Command and Control team is always prepared to navigate poor weather and restricted visibility conditions to safely transport U.S. Division - North's commanding general to critical meetings in Iraq.

  • Thurman becomes 18th commander of U.S. Army's largest command

    Jun 4, 2010

    This slide contains photos of the U.S. Army Forces Command change of command ceremony June 3, 2010. Gen. James D. Thurman became the 18th general to command U.S. Army Forces Command.

  • New commanding general slated for 7th Signal Command

    Jun 4, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Lawarren V. Patterson will become the commanding general of 7th Signal Command (Theater), replacing Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper. A date for the change of command ceremony has not yet been set.

  • Veterans of Vietnam's 'Fox Force' join 'Golden Dragons' in scarf exchange

    Jun 4, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Thank you so much for the welcome home we never got."

  • New center dedicated to children of local fallen Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii dedicated a new School Age Center, here, June 2, to children of all fallen Soldiers of the U.S. Army in Hawaii.

  • AFAP offers community way to affect change

    Jun 4, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army Family Action Plan program is dedicated to changing the lives of our Soldiers, families, civilians and retirees, and it works.

  • Ask The Commander! June Responses

    Jun 3, 2010

    The "Ask the Commander" program is designed as a communication tool to allow Soldiers, civilians and family members to get concerns addressed and questions answered by the garrison commander. All submitted questions go directly to the garrison commander; directorates and support staff research queries and provide responses to the commander.

  • Sewing the pieces together

    Jun 3, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Lt. Col. Daniel Hulsebosch, (second from left), director, Directorate of Emergency Services, and personnel with the Warrior Transition Battalion, here, display a quilt made by the nonprofit group "Strippers" from Highlands Ridge in Avon Park, Fla. The group recently donated 11 handmade quilts to the WTB. In the quilting world, a stripper is someone who tears up cloth and then sews the pieces together to make a quilt.

  • Routine monitoring ensures safe water for on-post residents, staff

    Jun 3, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Every year since 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has required public water suppliers to provide Consumer Confidence Reports to their water users.

  • USARPAC specialists secure safe training operations

    Jun 3, 2010

    U. S. Army, Pacific's Safety Office works diligently across the command to ensure that mission goals are met without incident. Soldiers' lives are rife with risk-travel, tactical and physical training and Warrior lifestyle-too often result in injury or even death and the Army is committed to doing all it can to enhance the safety of its fighting force, while maintaining training intensity.

  • RVTT's virtual simulations help squads train for deployment, threat scenarios

    Jun 3, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - While training with the Virtual Squad Training System, here, Sgt. Michael Diaz' squad from 25th Transportation Company, 25th Infantry Division, skipped breaktime to be the first group to visit the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactics Trainer.

  • Day of Reflection: USAG-HI celebrates Memorial Day

    Jun 3, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Reminders of America's history and of personal sacrifice were voiced at Memorial Day ceremonies, here, and throughout the nation, May 31.

  • Seniors create, donate lei to venerate veterans, Soldiers

    Jun 3, 2010

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - Dozens of members from local community organizations here participated in a picking and stringing event, May 28, continuing an island tradition honoring Soldiers buried at the Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery.

  • Operation Military Kids briefs local community educators

    Jun 3, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Operation Military Kids is the U.S. Army's effort to partner with America's communities to support children of deployed service members throughout the United States.

  • Community interest, involvement leads to AMRAca,!E+Teen Center improvements

    Jun 3, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Parental involvement can make a huge difference, not only in children, but also in local community resources, like repaving basketball courts and upgrading study facilities at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Teen Center.

  • TF Wings' 'CAC Company' executes critical mission in northern Iraq

    Jun 3, 2010

    On a May afternoon at Contingency Operating Base Speicher in northern Iraq, visibility diminished from three miles to one in less than an hour, enough to cancel all but the most critical aviation missions for the most experienced combat aviators. For the air crew of the "Stingrays," Company A, 3-25th General Support Aviation Battalion, "Task Force Hammerhead," 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, the extreme weather amounted to another challenging mission change. The Command and Control team is always prepared to navigate poor weather and restricted visibility conditions to safely transport U.S. Division - North's commanding general to critical meetings in Iraq.

  • Freefall plunge with Golden Knights marks Signal Corp's 150th anniversary

    Jun 2, 2010

    Soldiers jump with Golden Knights to commemorate Signal Corp's 150th anniversary.

  • Tropic Lightning holds Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Board

    Jun 1, 2010

    Candidates from the 25th Infantry Division endured a long day of qualification events for the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club May 25 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The Soldiers did pushup and situps in the Army Combat Uniform (minus blouse and headgear), an 8-mile ruck march with full battle gear, weapons qualification, six common task training lanes, and six round-robin board appearances before individual board members.

  • Human Terrain Team mapping course for a transitioning Iraq

    May 30, 2010

    The role of U.S. Forces in Iraq continues to evolve with the launch of Operation New Dawn later this year, and the majority of efforts will be re-focused on the responsible transfer of authority to Iraqi Security Forces.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leaders make progress on several AFAP issues

    May 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Transportation concerns raised at the recent 2010 Army Family Action Plan Conference have not escaped the attention of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leadership, who plan on instituting a bus shuttle service this summer in order for Army residents to move with greater ease between posts.

  • PACOM Soldier gives back to Hawaii as a foster parent

    May 27, 2010

    HONOLULU - A Soldier assigned to U.S. Pacific Command was honored for his contribution to community service by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii in a ceremony in downtown Waikiki, May 19.

  • Community bids aloha to military ohana with parade, festival

    May 27, 2010

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - The parade route down scenic Kalakaua Avenue offered plenty of elbow room for the thousands of spectators, but South Korea-based Sgt. 1st Class Robert Alvarez and his newlywed bride, Sarah, clung tightly to each other as they watched the USO's Welcome Home Heroes Parade, here, May 22.

  • Hui awards scholarships, grants

    May 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The more than 300 members in Hui O Na Wahine, otherwise known as the Schofield Barracks All-Ranks Spouses Club, pride themselves on their good works to serve the Army community throughout the year.

  • Lantern dedications provide remembrances

    May 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 12th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony, May 31, invites people to come together and cast more than 3,000 candlelit lanterns afloat from Ala Moana Beach Park, in Honolulu, as a way of peacefully remembering loved ones who have passed.

  • Makani Pahili HUREX begins in Hawaii

    May 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - We live in an era of persistent conflict; global terrorism and extremist ideologies threaten our safety and freedom.

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