Archive: 25th ID

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  • 307th deploys in support of surge efforts

    May 26, 2010

    For the first time since the Vietnam War, friends and family members of Soldiers from the 307th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion's Headquarters and Headquarters and Bravo Companies gathered May 24 to bid farewell to the Soldiers at a deployment ceremony at Helemano Military Reservation in Wahiawa.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' deputy general moves on

    May 25, 2010

    Formations of Soldiers, friends, guests, and family gathered at Sills Field, here, May 25, to offer their thanks and pleasant farewells to a key officer for "Tropic Lightning."

  • Delayed Resistance rocks to the top of Battle of the Bands

    May 24, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Patrons at the Kolekole Bar and Grill were treated to live performances during the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers' "Battle of the Bands," here, May 6 and 14, to determine the band that will perform for the Tropics Recreational Center reopening and the Fourth of July Spectacular.

  • Garrison leaders provide updates about AFAP

    May 24, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leadership plans to tackle more than 15 quality of life issues to emerge from the 2010 Army Family Action Plan conference, including a strategy to better assist families with disabled children and a plan to provide residents with shuttle service to and from Army medical centers, early next month.

  • Luncheon recognizes 7 for work in community

    May 24, 2010

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - Hawaii's business leaders joined up with state government officials and lawmakers in saluting seven enlisted service members for their contributions in community service during the annual Military Recognition Luncheon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel, here, May 18.

  • Major reconstruction to get under way at historic Fort DeRussy

    May 24, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, located, here, at Battery Randolph, in the heart of Waikiki, is currently undergoing some major renovations to more than double its existing gallery space

  • PTA's Coloma named best firefighter in IMCOM-Pacific

    May 24, 2010

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - The Department of the Army Fire and Emergency Services has recognized a firefighter for his continued excellence in improving safety conditions, both here and in the greater community.

  • Local agencies discuss wildfire season

    May 24, 2010

    HONOLULU - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii along with federal, state and city emergency response agencies hosted a joint news conference, May 13, at the Honolulu Fire Department's Charles H. Thurston Training Center to draw attention to the threat and impact of wildfires on Oahu.

  • 25th ID trains equal opportunity leaders

    May 24, 2010

    The 25th Inf. Div. Equal Opportunity Office took the lead in preparing and teaching a course training new equal opportunity representatives from May 10-20.

  • 'Pacific Thunder' circles Oahu, shares the road with Hawaiian motorists

    May 21, 2010

    More than 250 Soldiers gathered at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, for the first 25th Infantry Division-level organized motorcycle ride circling Oahu known as "Pacific Thunder," May 20. Pacific Thunder is planned to be a quarterly ride open to open to motorcycle-licensed "Tropic Lightning" Soldiers and military personnel who have completed the Motorcycle Safety Course.

  • Lobos' support company keeps 25th CAB moving

    May 21, 2010

    The Soldiers of Headquarters and Support Company (HSC), 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), Task Force Lobos, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), keep aviation moving at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Tripartite mission denies violent extremists support zones, safe haven

    May 21, 2010

    The Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, TF Hammerhead; 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, TF Diamond Head; and 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, TF Lightning Horse, supported a tripartite force during Operation Chelan III, April 24.

  • EIB - A day in the life of an infantryman

    May 19, 2010

  • Actor forgoes promising career for Army service

    May 19, 2010

    9-11 prompt a promising TV and film actor to join the Army

  • 'Tropic Lightning' Soldiers unite for Division run

    May 19, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Bernard Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, leads Tropic Lightning Soldiers during the division run at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 19. The many brigades, battalions and companies of the 25th Inf. Div. gathered together for a 4.5-mile organized run throughout the post.

  • Is your helmet part of the recall'

    May 19, 2010

    The Army is recalling 44,000 combat helmets made by ArmorSource and Rabintex. If you were issued one of these helmets, you must turn it in to the Central Issue Facility to be issued a new helmet. Read on to learn how you can tell if your helmet is part of the recall.

  • Greeting the McClain family

    May 19, 2010

    25th Infantry Division leadership takes time out to welcome a military family.

  • Foot Soldier: Happy feet in the field

    May 19, 2010

    LabTV: Soldiers are on their feet all day. Footwear engineer Mike Holthe uses his training in biomechanics to create & test boots at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass.

  • Award-winning Soldier lives core values

    May 19, 2010

    Master Sgt. Rey H. Ado Jr. was so busy being a professional Soldier and volunteer that he opted out of attending the May 6 Military Awards Luncheon in Maryland where he was to receive the Army Federal Asian Pacific American Council Military Meritorious Service Award.

  • 25 STB inactivates, reorganizes as HHBN

    May 19, 2010

    The Soldiers with of the 25th STB gathered for a battalion inactivation, reorganization and redesignation ceremony, officially becoming the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.

  • Armed Forces Day combined military band concert

    May 18, 2010

    Musicians from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and the Hawaii Army National Guard performed a combined military band concert on Armed Forcesd Day, May 15, at the Hawaii Theatre, Honolulu.

  • 25 STB inactivates, reorganizes as HHBN

    May 18, 2010

    The Soldiers of the 25th STB gathered for a battalion inactivation, reorganization and redesignation ceremony, officially becoming the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.

  • Actor foregoes career to serve country

    May 18, 2010

    Many people were in disbelief of what they were watching on 9/11 and asked themselves "why'" For then-actor Capt. Scott Eberlein, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, the question wasn't "why'" It was "how can I help'"

  • Soldiers, family compete in 25 ID EO run/walk

    May 18, 2010

    Soldiers and family members took part in the 25th Infantry Division Equal Opportunity Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Run and Keiki Walk at Wheeler Army Airfield, May 15. The run celebrated the achievements of Asian-American and Pacific Islander citizens throughout the Nation's history and welcomed Soldiers and family to compete against one another for prizes.

  • 25 STB cooks serve 'motor pool cuisine'

    May 17, 2010

    Food service specialists assigned to Headquarters Support Company, 25th Special Troops Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, prepare and serve lunch to their unit in a containerized kitchen in the battalion motor pool May 10 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Family Fun Fest

    May 16, 2010

    25th Infantry Division families enjoy rides, food and activities at the Family Fun Fest, held May 15, 2010, at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Maj. Gen. Champoux

    May 16, 2010

    MG Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding General, 25th Infantry Division

  • Tropic Lightning Rangers

    May 16, 2010

    A team of 'Wolfhound' Battalion officers represented the 25th Infantry Division at the Best Ranger Competition and completed the grueling course at Fort Benning, Ga., May 7-10, 2010.

  • 25th ID recognizes volunteers for their hard work

    May 14, 2010

    A group of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers and family members received awards for volunteering from Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division during the division's Volunteer Recognition Ceremony May 13 at the Post Conference room, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Wheeler Middle School students walk for drug awareness

    May 13, 2010

    Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students walk down Wright Avenue on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, May 12, in support of the 2010 Wheeler Middle School Drug Free Walk. The walk is held annually by the school to demonstrate the unified anti-drug stance held by the students, teachers, and faculty of Wheeler Middle School. The walk brought students from Wheeler Middle to the headquarters building of the 25th Infantry Division on Schofield Barracks.

  • Wolfhound Soldiers give back to "the Mighty Mules"

    May 12, 2010

    With the occasional ringing of a school bell echoing throughout the campus of Leilehua High School (Mighty Mules), fifteen Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment (Wolfhounds), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division along with three civilian engineers laid and paved a cement walk way to provide a dry path to the school's media room, Apr. 16.

  • 25th ID Soldiers Reenlist during Retention Ceremony

    May 12, 2010

    Six Soldiers from 25th Infantry Division reenlisted during a retention ceremony April 21 at the Nehelani Banquet and Conference Center, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Family members address pertinent issues

    May 11, 2010

    Delegates from the U.S. Army, Pacific Family gathered at Schofield Barracks May 3-6 to discuss issues directly impacting USARPAC Soldiers and their Families.

  • Army Secretary calls on Hawaii

    May 11, 2010

    On the last leg of his visit to the Pacific area of operations, Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the MA,,A kua Military Reservation, 25th Infantry Division and Schofield Barracks here May 6.

  • Army Secretary meets families, press at Schofield Barracks

    May 10, 2010

    The Honorable John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army, met with 25th Infantry Division Soldiers and spouses following a luncheon with Army families at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 7. Secretary McHugh visited Soldiers and their families to gain further understanding of the needs of Army families following a press conference at the division's headquarters where Secretary McHugh answered questions alongside senior Army officers regarding the announcement by the Department of the Army of the 25th Infantry Division's deployment to Iraq later this fall.

  • Soldier helps construct memorial room as tribute to fallen comrades

    May 10, 2010

    With the difficult task of trying to provide lasting comfort for friends and families of Soldiers who have lost their lives in combat, who better to lead the way than a person who has experienced loss of his own' Cpl. Donald Schrader, a Soldier with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Broncos), who has lost family and friends through multiple U.S. wars, led the construction of a memorial room to honor other Soldiers who lost their lives during the brigade's service in the global War on Terror.

  • Mongolian, US officers share range control

    May 10, 2010

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Range Control welcomed four officers from the Armed Forces of Mongolia (MAF) to participate in a series of briefings that focused on U.S. Army range training procedures from Mar. 8 -11.

  • 3-4 CAV Spur Ride enhances troop's combat readiness

    May 10, 2010

    During the time honored "Spur Ride" conducted by the 3rd Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division April 27-28, new Cavalry troopers earned their spurs and improved their troop leading procedures at the lush Kahuku training grounds.

  • Cacti leaders receive new fitness insight during CrossFit program

    May 10, 2010

    A handpicked number of leaders from the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, trained with certified Cross Fit professionals during a five-day, train-the-trainer program May 30-Apr. 2.

  • Former service members help 3BCT Soldiers swap old gear for new during CIF exchange

    May 10, 2010

    As the pace begins to quicken toward the next deployment for 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment received new personal military equipment in exchange for their outdated or unserviceable items, during the brigade's Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment reset, Mar. 29.

  • Soldiers learn life saving tools for safe motorcycle riding

    May 10, 2010

    After having successfully traversed the dangerous roads of Iraq, recently returned Soldiers learned that the same alertness used for survival in combat will be needed as they enjoy operating their motorcycles in Hawaii.

  • Volunteer's willpower helps during spouse's first deployment

    May 10, 2010

    For Michelle Kent, an enthusiastic Family Readiness Group member, learning to cope with the absence of her husband Staff Sgt. Glen Kent an infantryman with Co. A, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, taught her the necessity of staying focused with constructive activities and being actively involved in a strong support group.

  • Army Secretary meets press, families at Schofield Barracks

    May 9, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Division senior leaders, Soldiers and families at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 7, after the Defense Department announced the Tropic Lightning Division will return to Iraq this fall.

  • Army Secretary meets families, press at Schofield Barracks

    May 9, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Division senior leaders, Soldiers and families at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 7, after the Defense Department announced the Tropic Lightning Division will return to Iraq this fall.

  • Ask the Commander-May Responses

    May 7, 2010

    Col. Matthew Margotta, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, answers questions from the community in his monthly 'Ask the Commander' column.

  • Lei Queen blooms with family history, patriotic pride

    May 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - After years of foregoing the lure of Honolulu's Lei Queen contest, Jamie Detwiler finally dove into the annual May Day celebration this spring - and came out smelling like fresh flowers.

  • Wheels Day: Big boys bring the big toys

    May 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A deluge of preschoolers, toddlers and pre-toddlers ran smiling and shrieking amongst big Army trucks parked at the Child Development Center parking lot, here, April 27, during "Wheels Day."

  • Live town hall forum begins new format, May 19

    May 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Building on the success of December's first-ever live town hall broadcast, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii plans on giving community members the chance to participate in an expanded format of the forum, later this month.

  • Yoga stretches into Fitness Center schedule

    May 7, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Yoga Classes have returned to the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center.

  • Warrior Brigade annihilates 'Best Sapper' competition

    May 5, 2010

    Two soldiers from the 66th Engineer Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Advise and Assist Brigade), 25th Infantry Division participated in the sixth annual Best Sapper Competition held April 19-21 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. to allow servicemembers to showcase their skills and compete for the title of "Best Sapper."

  • Warrior Brigade Spouses and supporters bond through Solder Tasks

    May 5, 2010

    Soldiers, spouses and supporters with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Advise and Assist Brigade), 25th Infantry Division, participated in the brigade's Warrior Ohana Day celebration, April 30.

  • Wolfhounds Regimental Run

    May 5, 2010

    The Wolfhounds celebrate their 109th birthday during with an organizational week that includes a run, sporting events and a regimental photo.

  • 27th Inf. Regt. 'Wolfhounds' celebrate 109 years

    May 5, 2010

    Six current and former 27th Infantry Regiment battalion commanders, including the commanding general, 25th Inf. Div., lead a regimental run and help celebrate the Wolfhounds' 109th birthday with an organizational week that includes the run, sporting events and a regimental photo.

  • Engineer Soldier Awarded Hawaii Medal of Honor

    May 5, 2010

    Family, friends, Soldiers, and loved ones honored the late Staff Sgt. Oscar D. Medina at the 84th Engineer Battalion headquarters on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, as his spouse was given the Hawaii Medal of Honor on his behalf, Apr. 30.

  • U.S. Army Field Artillery Commandant visits 2-11 FA

    May 4, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Ross E. Ridge, commandant of U.S. Army Field Artillery, presented awards to selected members of 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, during a ceremony at D-Quad, April 22.

  • Aviation troops show Iraqis importance of NCO Corps

    May 4, 2010

    Soldiers from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Gunslinger, partnered with the 3rd Iraqi Federal Police Division and 3rd FP Transition Team in Mosul, Iraq, April 10. The goal was to assist the IFPs in understanding NCO responsibilities, to demonstrate the basic capabilities of the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, and to provide recommended management skills to maximize their resources in Mosul.

  • Diverse 'Archangel' team unites for life-saving operations in USD-N

    May 3, 2010

    The Soldier's Creed is Army dogma which every Soldier strives to adhere by. Among its core beliefs is the commitment to "never leave a fallen comrade." In northern Iraq, Task Force Wings' "Archangel" is the personnel recovery force hand selected to ensure that no Soldier is left behind.

  • Little Pig found not guilty of murder

    Apr 29, 2010

    As part of Law Day, the 25th Infantry Division Staff Judge Advocate held a mock trial, "Big Bad Wolf vs. Little Pig," at Wheeler Elementary and 1st Sgt. Samuel K. Solomon Jr. Elementary Schools April 27 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Law Day, a national holiday that occurs May 1 every year, celebrates the rule of law and the history of the judicial system in the United States.

  • 'Stars of the Pacific' Honors Military Service

    Apr 29, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, and Sgt. Matthew Girard, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Div., recently taped part of a 'Stars of the Pacific' television special at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. The show, which honors military service, will air May 27 on KHON Channel 2 during Military Appreciation Month.

  • Let's Ride! 25 STB motorcyclists mentor riders, cruise island

    Apr 29, 2010

    Lt. Col. Paul Romagnoli, battalion commander, 25th Special Troops Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, led 24 Soldiers on a battalion ride from Schofield Barracks around the island of Oahu, April 21, part of the battalion's motorcycle mentorship program.

  • 25ID Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    Apr 27, 2010

    Six 25th Infantry Division Soldiers tested their physical and mental capabilities in events that a Soldier must be able to do in garrison and combat environments during the division's Best Warrior Competition April 19-22 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 25th ID takes aim at sexual assault, harassment

    Apr 26, 2010

    The 25th Infantry Division is recognizing National Sexual Assault Awareness Month by continuing the Army's program against sexual harassment and assault, and by encouraging leaders, Soldiers and family members to intervene wherever and whenever necessary.

  • Diverse 'Archangel' team unites for life-saving operations in USD-N

    Apr 25, 2010

    Team Archangel is an air mobile force that travels by helicopter virtually anywhere on the battlefield in United States Division-North. Their value is in their mobility, speed and wealth of expertise. The unit integrates aviation Soldiers from 2nd Assault Bn., 25th Avn. Regt., TF Diamond Head, 25th CAB, with an infantry "Blues" Platoon from 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. According to Capt. Seidel, it's a complimentary mix perfectly suited for their unique mission set.

  • 25th ID Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 23, 2010

    Soldiers representing the 25th Infantry Division compete in a week-long competition to determine who is the top Tropic Soldier.

  • Band of Ranger Brothers visit 25th Inf. Div.

    Apr 23, 2010

    Nine Vietnam veterans stand before the 25th Infantry Division Museum's Vietnam exhibit, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, April 21. The veterans served with Company F, 50th Inf. Long Range Patrol, 75th Inf. (Ranger) Regiment, which was attached to the 25th Inf. Div. in Vietnam. During their visit the veterans from Co. F and their wives toured the base, observed Soldiers participating in the division's Best Warrior Competition and ate lunch with Soldiers in a dining facility.

  • Signal Corps community's recent progress good, gaps in support to operational force still exist

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (April 23, 2010) - Progress was made during the last year, but more is needed from the Signal Corps community to fill gaps in its support of the operational force, said the commander of the U.S. Army's largest Command Thursday in Atlanta. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, delivered the message to the audience of more than 250 people gathered for the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association's sixth annual Tactical C4 Conference. Campbell reminded the audience that he had addressed them at their conference last year and among the topics covered were his recommendations on how to close those gaps.

  • Volunteer Recognition

    Apr 20, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, speaks at the 2010 U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Volunteer Recognition Week opening rally April 19. Volunteers are being recognized and honored for their service during events throughout the week .

  • Schofield Soldiers, spouses compete in multi-service bowling tournament

    Apr 16, 2010

  • TF Wings' DFAC Soldiers attention to detail, cooperation key to food service success

    Apr 16, 2010

  • Holistic fitness, a family affair

    Apr 14, 2010

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program takes a holistic approach to fitness by optimizing five dimensions of strength: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual and Family.

  • Army dedicates month to honor military kids

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Scores of young children marched their way through the hallways of the Child Development Center, here, in patriotic fashion, April 2, proudly displaying the American flag while humming tried-and-true nationalistic tunes like "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."

  • PT in the Park: Children and parents laugh, dance, run and jump through the rain

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS - "It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring." Well, no one was snoring Thursday morning, during "PT in the Park," a Month of the Military Child event for Soldiers, spouses and children at Bennett Youth Center Field, here.

  • Mock utility billing now inbound

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - When it comes to electricity, Hawaii has the highest average cost for residential use in the entire nation.

  • Broncos host open house for health clinic

    Apr 9, 2010

  • Stars of the Pacific

    Apr 8, 2010

    Segments from Stars of the Pacific, a television show honoring military service that will air May 27 on KHON Channel 2 as part of Military Appreciation Month, were taped at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

  • Tropics closed for renovations

    Apr 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Tropics Recreation Center, here, is closed for scheduled renovations through May 25.

  • Shafter Elementary gets national accreditation

    Apr 7, 2010

    FORTAca,!E+SHAFTER, Hawaii - Shafter Elementary School has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for the next six years.

  • Family Housing hosts Earth Day Festival

    Apr 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Come and celebrate the 3rd Annual Earth Day Festival, April 23, from 12-3 p.m. at the Kalakaua Community Center, here. Army Hawaii Family Housing and U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii have teamed up again to bring families an exciting opportunity to learn about their environment and what they can do to help preserve its natural resources.

  • Gimme shelter: Structures to safeguard troops

    Apr 5, 2010

    LabTV: Engineers at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., design shelters that are energy-efficient - with LED lighting and solar panels - and easy-to-assemble - with inflatable tubes called air beams. These shelters are invisible at night.

  • TF Wings' DFAC Soldiers attention to detail, cooperation key to food service success

    Apr 2, 2010

    An Army travels on its stomach." Famous words credited to Napoleon Bonaparte, the early-19th century French military and political leader. Napoleon understood that morale, espirit de corps, discipline and the physical condition of a fighting force depends on suitable provisions. So, too, do today's Army commanders who are charged to provide their Soldiers with quality subsistence in a variety of environments and tactical situations. At Contingency Operating Base Speicher's South Dining Facility located near Tikrit, Iraq, that charge is being carried out by a team of about a dozen Task Force Wings' Soldiers of the 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, eight civilian employees and almost 200 international food service subcontractors since the 25th CAB commenced operations, here, Oct. 1, 2009.

  • New Army strategy provides fresh approach to training leaders

    Apr 1, 2010

    The Army wants to develop critical thinkers who are better prepared for "hybrid" enemies and complex situations - such as those being fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Current role models 'write women back into history' at Monroe observance

    Apr 1, 2010

    Four extraordinary women of different calibers took the stage for the Women's History Observance March 29, a collaborative effort of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe and Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

  • 'Play It Safe' this summer

    Mar 31, 2010

    The summer season is fast approaching and the Army is continuing its commitment to safeguarding Soldiers, Army Civilians and their Families with the launch of the 2010 Safe Summer campaign.

  • Honoring a Hawaiian 'Bronco' Hero

    Mar 30, 2010

    The memory of 1st Lt. Daniel B. Hyde is honored with the "Hawaii Medal of Honor," an award signifying the heroism and sacrifice of Hawaiian Soldiers.

  • 'Broncos' run for fun with local middle school students

    Mar 30, 2010

    Two Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 35 Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division run with Wahiawa Middle School students in a 1.5 mile fun run March 24.

  • Taking a Ride with the Tropic Lightning Jazz Band

    Mar 30, 2010

    The 25th Infantry Division Jazz Combo performed a variety of jazz music for guests at the Hale Koa Hotel underneath the banyan tree. They perform at the Hale Koa military hotel, Honolulu, at least twice a month.

  • Operation 'Bright Eagle' sheds light on enemy safe havens, showcases ISF capabilities

    Mar 30, 2010

    Troopers from 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, Task Force Hammerhead, led the air assault with aircraft from Company Alpha and Bravo, 3-25 GSAB, and Alpha Troop, 2nd Battalion, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Diamond Head.

  • Task Force Wing's Hunter provides 'eyes and ears' on the battlefield in northern Iraq

    Mar 30, 2010

    The Hunter -- a 23 foot-long, remotely operated, unmanned aircraft system maintained and operated by a team of aviation Soldiers with Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Diamond Head and approximately 30 Northrop Grumman Corporation civilian contractors from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. To those it serves, it's an invaluable and indispensible part of Task Force Wings and 3rd Infantry Division operations throughout U.S. Division-North.

  • ACAP prepares families for military to civilian transition

    Mar 29, 2010

    A Soldier's transition from military service to civilian life can be a stressful time for the Soldier and even more so for the family, as the transition is truly a family affair.

  • A dog 'tail' of two snails

    Mar 29, 2010

    WAIANAE MOUNTAINS - Some may say, "It's all in a hard day's work," but workdays are not so typical for Tia and Wicket.

  • Workgroups gives vital suggestions to leaders as Hawaii's AFAP conference closes

    Mar 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Family Action Plan delegates developed suggestions to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and family members at this year's conference brief-out, while also being reminded that strengthening Hawaii's education system remains the top priority among Army senior leaders.

  • New ID card appointment system on the way for USAG-HI

    Mar 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's identification card issuing facilities will soon transition from the current walk-in system to an appointment-only system creating a valuable time savings for customers, here.

  • Army Family Covenant takes spotlight

    Mar 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army senior leaders recommitted themselves to the promises they first made more than two years ago in improving quality of life services to Soldiers and their family members, with the re-signing of the Army Family Covenant, here, at the Nehelani Banquet and Conference Center, March 18.

  • Army civilian named 'Humanitarian of the Year'

    Mar 29, 2010

    Personal tragedy has led one Department of the Army civilian on a path of healing that is changing lives for wounded warriors and garnering national recognition.

  • FORSCOM Family 'sound off' during Census 2010

    Mar 29, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga., (March 29, 2010)-It's that time again in the United States, the time when we count the nation's population. Known as the Census, this once-per-decade effort begins April 1, but many people have already started receiving the forms in the mail. U.S. Department of Commerce officials said accurate census reporting among Soldiers and their Families is important. In fact, they emphasize that it's just as important to the military population as it is for their civilian counterparts. The Census results determine the distribution of about $400 billion per year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. This money is what funds community services nationwide, services that also benefit Soldiers and their Families.

  • Task Force Wing's Hunter provides 'eyes and ears' on the battlefield in northern Iraq

    Mar 28, 2010

    - It's invisible to the enemy, can cover distances of up to 250 kilometers, can fly at altitudes of 20,000 feet for more than 10 hours, and can gather and transmit visual information in real time to ground force commanders. What is it' It's the Hunter -- a 23 foot-long, remotely operated, unmanned aircraft system maintained and operated by a team of aviation Soldiers with Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Diamond Head and approximately 30 Northrop Grumman Corporation civilian contractors from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. To those it serves, it's an invaluable and indispensible part of Task Force Wings and 3rd Infantry Division operations throughout U.S. Division-North.

  • Operation 'Bright Eagle' sheds light on enemy safe havens, showcases ISF capabilities

    Mar 28, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment conducted an air assault with Iraqi Police from the Emergency Response Unit, and Rapid Deployment Unit from Contingency Operating Location Danger, near Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 25. Troopers from 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, Task Force Hammerhead, led the air assault with aircraft from Company Alpha and Bravo, 3-25 GSAB, and Alpha Troop, 2nd Battalion, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Diamond Head. The partnered air assault inserted ISF and U.S. forces into three objectives in Salah ad-Din province. According to Lt. Col. Robert Cain, commander, 2/32 FA, the mission -- termed "Operation Bright Eagle" -- was to deny enemy networks ability to disrupt Provincial elections by confiscating unauthorized weapons and interdicting suspected terrorists.

  • Children of Deployed Soldiers compete in 2/6 CAV Spur Ride

    Mar 27, 2010

    The 2-6 CAV Children's Spur Ride allowed children of 25th CAB Soldiers to get together for fun, games and a little military experience. More than 40 children participated in the day's events and each earned an honorary induction into the cavalry's prestigious Order of the Spur.

  • Army signs covenant with native Hawaiians

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - Leaders from across Hawaii, representing various Native Hawaiian organizations, community groups, political and civil interests, joined Army leaders, here, March 24, to formally sign a Native Hawaiian Covenant.

  • FORSCOM AFAP delegates seek to enhance Army community's quality of life

    Mar 25, 2010

    ATLANTA, Ga. (March 25, 2010)-Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) official Lynn McCullum kicked-off the 2010 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference, here, Wednesday morning as the keynote speaker during the opening session. McCullum, FMWRC director of family programs, sought to inspire conference delegates to continue doing good work, such as with their promotion of Army Family programs and also in their participation during the week-long conference. "Ordinary people like us...can accomplish awesome and extraordinary things," she said. "That is really what you're here about today-and during the next couple of days-is that you will accomplish extraordinary things."

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