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  • 25th ID says 'Aloha' to departing general

    Jan 22, 2010

    Whether bringing ethnic groups to the bargaining table in Iraq, or Soldiers and community members to the beaches on Oahu where he liked to surf, Brig. Gen. Robert B. Brown, the 25th Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support, is known for building lasting relationships.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' comes home

    Jan 22, 2010

    Soldiers returning from Iraq, family members and guests attended a redeployment ceremony at Sills Field, here, Nov. 19, to commemorate the return of more than 4,500 Tropic Lightning Soldiers serving with the 25th ID and other Hawaii-based supporting units with whom they deployed. The ceremony honored Soldiers from the 25th ID Headquarters, the 25th Special Troops Battalion (STB), the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) "Bronco," and other units that participated in the division's effort.

  • WLC evolves with warfighting Army

    Jan 20, 2010

    Morning reveille at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Hawaii does more than signal the start of a new day around the school house, it heralds a change of procedures at the school, keeping pace with today's Army.

  • Hawaii Army community honors MLK observance

    Jan 20, 2010

    Soldiers and family members paid special tribute to the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a special observance Jan. 13 at the Sgt. Smith Theater here.

  • Schofield Barracks tax center opens Jan. 20 for Soldiers

    Jan 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Junior enlisted personnel are encouraged to take advantage of a tax preparation assistance program that not only shortens the time in which they receive their refunds, but saves them from having to pay for an outside service.

  • DIY at the Auto Skills Center

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii - When Chief Warrant Officer Leonardo Bereton drove his 1999 Ford Expedition into the Auto Skills Center, here, Jan. 10, he was certain that two things would happen before leaving the shop for do-it-yourself mechanics.

  • Walk through history's Last 100 Yards

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - I'm all about paying tribute to freedom, particularly those individuals willing to give their lives defending it. No one does it better than the National Infantry Museum.

  • Personal trainers give knowledge, motivation ... and guilt trips!

    Jan 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - When it comes to shaping the lives and bodies of today's military community, no one does it quite like Kristy Osborn and her crew of personal fitness trainers.

  • Wheeler Stables provides pastures, clinics for equestrians

    Jan 15, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - About an hour into a natural horsemanship lesson, Frances Krafft pushed the brim of her low-hanging hat back off her forehead and smiled at the sight and sounds of her noble steed, whinnying proudly as it was led around several barrels in a figure-eight pattern.

  • 12th IA SOC, ODA continue partnered efforts

    Jan 13, 2010

    The 12th Iraqi Army Special Operations Company, and Operational Detachment-Alpha 1216, conducted hands-on weapons training and close combat attacks, near Hawijah, Iraq, Dec. 26.

  • 12th IA SOC, ODA conduct CCAs with 2-6th Cav

    Jan 13, 2010

    The 12th Iraqi Army Special Operations Company (IA SOC), and Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA) 1216, conducted Close Combat Attacks (CCAs) with OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lightning Horse, near Hawijah, Iraq, Dec. 26.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Jan 13, 2010

    Task Force Lobos' QRF and senior leaders visit local schools and villages in areas surrounding Contingency Operating Base Speicher. TF Lobos is a member of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's TF Wings.

  • 'Operation Christmas Aloha' Charity Receives Thanks

    Jan 12, 2010

    Several local community members, volunteers and their families gathered at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 6, by invitation of the leaders of the 25th Infantry Division to show appreciation for their recent participation and devotion of time, funds, and gifts which helped to make "Operation Christmas Aloha" a success.

  • Army studies high-altitude health effects

    Jan 5, 2010

    Climate and altitude commonly inhibits the optimal effectiveness of servicemembers in many theater operations. In the mountainous country of Afghanistan in particular, servicemembers are asked to perform at thousands of feet above sea level, oftentimes hindering their cognitive and physical performance.

  • Understanding and preventing cold weather injuries

    Jan 5, 2010

    During the past 10 years, Soldiers have experienced an average of 361 cold weather-related injuries every year. Cold weather injury prevention is a command and leadership as well as a personal responsibility and successful management of cold depends on proper knowledge and understanding of problems associated with working in cold environments.

  • NCO pays it forward, earns Soldier's Medal

    Dec 30, 2009

    After an improvised explosive device ripped through his vehicle, Staff Sgt. James Rivera needed medical attention and quick.

  • Iraqi Air Force College presents bright future

    Dec 29, 2009

    The Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) College recently returned to Tikrit during a multi-event ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Dec. 16. The IqAF College's return, highlighted by the arrival of the school's signature training aircraft, the T-6 advanced trainer, signals the return of the Iraqi Air Force to its original home at COB Speicher.

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    Dec 28, 2009

  • 'First in, Last out' battalion returns home from Iraq deployment

    Dec 23, 2009

    More than 340 Soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade returned home to the screams and cheers of family and loved ones during a redeployment ceremony here Dec. 19. The battalion returned to Schofield Barracks from Tikrit, Iraq where they performed engineering and route clearance missions in support of the 25th Infantry Division and other units.

  • Oahu dining facilities open doors to patrons for Christmas holiday

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Three dining facilities (DFACs) on Oahu are welcoming service members, their families, retirees and authorized guests of patrons to their Christmas feast.

  • Shafter gymnasium expansion set, pending Army funding

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Workout warriors at the physical fitness center, here, could have more room to exercise in the near future, should a planned expansion project receive the necessary funding from the Army.

  • Mililani students discover culture, natural resources at Makua

    Dec 22, 2009

    MAKUAAca,!E+MILITARYAca,!E+RESERVATION, Hawaii - More than 150 Mililani Middle School students had an opportunity to explore many unique cultural and natural resources during two field trips to the area, here, Dec. 15 and 17.

  • USO collects holiday cheer for Hawaii's wounded warriors

    Dec 22, 2009

    HONOLULU - Volunteers with the USO-Hawaii gathered at Pearl Harbor's Navy Exchange, Dec. 15, collecting holiday goods and gift certificates for injured service members transitioning from active duty to civilian.

  • Women's association sends holiday care packages to troops

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The holidays for many deployed Soldiers and Marines just got a little bit brighter, thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the North American Taiwanese Women's Association-Hawaii Chapter (NATWA-HI).

  • Military leaders, community aim to reach solution on Furlough Fridays

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF) is a cooperative venture between the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) military community and the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) serving to advance the military community's responsibility in the pursuit of quality education for public school students in Hawaii.

  • Season's Greetings-Holiday Card Lane on display now

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Giving and receiving holiday greeting cards is an important part of celebrating the season for many. Annually the U.S. ArmyAca,!E+Garrison-Oahu (USAG-Oahu) Holiday Card Lane and contest gives units and organizations an opportunity to spread holiday cheer throughout the community in a really big way.

  • Holidays often the most wonderful, stressful times of the year

    Dec 22, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - The holiday season is upon us, and for many, there is no better period to feel alive than during what entertainer Andy Williams once called "the most wonderful time of the year."

  • Military bikers support local youth with 'Toys for Tots'

    Dec 22, 2009

    HONOLULU - 'Twas the morn when the traditional bell sounds associated with the holiday season were replaced with the thundering roar of engines.

  • Holiday time at Aliamanu Military Reservation

    Dec 22, 2009

    ALIAMANUAca,!E+MILITARYAca,!E+RESERVATION, Hawaii - Everywhere, children were at the ready, decked out in their holiday performance finest as they gathered at the gymnasium, here, Saturday, in preparation for the annual Aliamanu Military ReservationAca,!E+(AMR) Holiday Funfest Christmas program.

  • Commentary: Holidays perfect time for caring, sharing with others

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The holidays are a time for festive celebrations with friends and families to give thanks and reflect on the many blessings that have touched each of our lives this year.

  • SKIES Unlimited offers babysitting certification course for teens

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Family members between the ages of 11 years 9 months and 18 looking for part-time work, should check out the free babysitting course offered by SKIES Unlimited (the School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration & Skills) and Child, Youth and SchoolAca,!E+Services (CYSS).

  • Human Resources works to ease wait time for orders, out-processing

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - In the past, returning Soldiers who were close to their permanent change of station (PCS) date were often stuck in limbo waiting to receive their official orders, waiting to be released from their command, and waiting to move on to the next stage of their lives when they redeployed to the islands.

  • Army Hawaii Family Housing supports families through redeployment

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Enter through any gate at any Army installation on Oahu, drive through any Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) community, and you will be greeted by colorful banners sending warm messages to returning Soldiers.

  • Series involves entire family in coping with military stresses

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Deployments are a fact of life for most everyone in the military today. Army families in Hawaii have the added stress of being geographically separated, not only from their deployed spouse, but also from friends and family on the mainland.

  • Returning green-suiters find financial support at ACS

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Committed to keeping Soldiers and their families strong, Army Community Service (ACS) offers invaluable financial readiness programs for the returning Soldier and family.

  • FMWR welcomes warriors with aloha

    Dec 22, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Homecomings are rousing and emotional, befitting a heroic welcome. Cheers of family members and fellow Soldiers echo throughout the Multifunctional Deployment Facility, here, at each redeployment ceremony.

  • Army Community Service provides a wealth of resources

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Pfc. Jared Coplin knows firsthand how the battles on foreign soil can sometimes pale in comparison to the clashes at home.

  • BOSS provides 'home away from home' for Oahu's single Soldiers

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Quality of life, recreation and leisure, and community service are the three main pillars that make up the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program.

  • Redeployment brings adjustment period to entire family

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- I'll never forget one humiliating and frightening experience I had when I returned from Iraq. My daughter, Olivia, my first and only child at the time, was 3. I hadn't seen her since my "environmental leave" period ended three months earlier, and that seemed like a long time ago. I wanted to spend some quality time with her, so I took her shopping with me at the furniture store.

  • Garrison continues to support redeployment activities

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - When a Soldier gets back to the home station, he or she is greeted by family and friends.

  • Army Chief of Staff reups TF Wings Soldiers

    Dec 21, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff re-enlists 20 Task Force Wings Soldiers during a visit to COB Speicher, Iraq, near Tikrit, Iraq, Dec. 20.

  • AMC takes lead in task force aimed at Army Reset effort

    Dec 21, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - How do you carefully and expertly repair and return the tools of war' You assemble your best personnel; plan profusely and ultimately Reset America's Army.

  • Supply Support Activities' experience keeps task force rolling in N. Iraq

    Dec 19, 2009

    The Soldiers of Company A, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, Task Force Wings, understand the importance of their mission. They operate one of the few multi-class SSA's in northern Iraq.

  • Waterborne challenge tests Soldiers in Hawaii

    Dec 18, 2009

    Army watercraft operators from the 545th Transportation Company put their bodies on the line during the waterborne challenge competition Dec. 8 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

  • 45th Sust. Bde. returns home from Afghanistan

    Dec 18, 2009

    More than 150 Soldiers of the 45th Sustainment Brigade returned to Schofield Barracks to friends, family, and loved ones from a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan. The remaining 150 are scheduled to return early next year.

  • Blind officer graduates Maneuver Captain's Career Course

    Dec 18, 2009

    The first blind student to attend the Maneuver Captain's Career Course graduated with his class Tuesday in a ceremony attended by family and friends.

  • Eagle Scout helps out deployed Soldiers

    Dec 17, 2009

    When the Soldiers of the 558th Military Police Company held their deployment ceremony last August, they had no idea that one spectator in the crowd would play a big part in raising their morale months later. Toby Bledsoe, a Boy Scout with Troop 135 here, decided to make care packages for deployed Soldiers for his Eagle Scout project after witnessing his first deployment ceremony.

  • 45th SB delivers timely messages to holiday-bound troops

    Dec 17, 2009

  • HR conference benefits local warriors, equips them with 'need-to-know' info

    Dec 17, 2009

  • University of Phoenix awards credits to Civilian Education System graduates

    Dec 17, 2009

    University of Phoenix is now offering credit for three Civilian Education System courses.

  • Iraqi Air Force College opens in Tikrit

    Dec 17, 2009

    The Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) College raised its flag signaling its return to Tikrit at a multi-event ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Dec. 16.

  • Soldiers have chance to distinguish themselves

    Dec 16, 2009

    Participation in military and civilian-sponsored small-arms marksmanship competitions offers Soldiers the opportunity to refine their marksmanship skills, compete against other military and civilian marksmen and earn the highest marksmanship awards eligible for wear on the uniform.

  • Soldiers have chance to distinguish themselves

    Dec 16, 2009

    Participation in military and civilian-sponsored small-arms marksmanship competitions offers Soldiers the opportunity to refine their marksmanship skills, compete against other military and civilian marksmen and earn the highest marksmanship awards eligible for wear on the uniform.

  • NCOs on Ice: Alaska Soldiers part of hockey show

    Dec 15, 2009

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Conducts Fire Control Exercise

    Dec 15, 2009

    Leaders and forward observers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct a fire control exercise in which Paratroopers and units manuever against a simulated enemy while calling for indirect fire.

  • Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

    Dec 15, 2009

    Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

  • Army Ground Forces Band concert is holiday hit

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Dec. 14, 2009) - The U.S. Army Forces Command's own Army Ground Forces Band returned to Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for its 24th Annual Holiday Concert Dec. 11. And for the 24th year, the talented Soldier/musicians were a huge hit with the approximately 2,000 people of all ages who braved unseasonably cold weather to hear one of the Army's premier national touring bands perform the holiday sounds of the season.

  • Apache Block III Aircraft Tests New Technology

    Dec 11, 2009

    Developmental prototypes of the U.S. Army's next-generation Block III Apache Attack helicopter tested emerging technologies which allow pilots to control UAVs and their sensor payloads from the cockpit of the aircraft during a so-called Limited User Test (LUT) in November at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., service officials said.

  • STX lane training at Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 9, 2009

    Thirty Soldiers as part of the Army Sustainment Command-Reserve Element participated in a Situation Training Exercise (STX) Lanes Training Nov. 15 at Rock Island Arsenal. The STX lane training focused on Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills to hone the Soldiers' skills and confidence to effectively function, survive and win in a combat environment. They departed RIA Nov. 18 for Fort Benning, Ga., for more training. From there, the Soldiers are slated for deployment to Southwest Asia.

  • Shinseki discusses Sesame Street TLC initiative

    Dec 8, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2006, Sesame Workshop launched a groundbreaking, bilingual (English/Spanish), multiphase, multimedia initiative for young children and their military families called "Talk, Listen, Connect (TLC)."

  • 'Sesame Street Live' brings furry friends to Schofield

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - One of the most adorable children's characters and his furry monster friends will be making a stopover in the islands this holiday season, hoping to add a little magic to the lives of military families.

  • Army youths act out on Furlough Fridays

    Dec 8, 2009

    FORTAca,!E+SHAFTER, Hawaii - Eight Army children are performing onstage, here, at Richardson Theatre, Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12, in the Broadway musical "High School Musical 2."

  • Garrison policy sets standards, limits for holiday lighting on Army posts

    Dec 8, 2009

    WHEELERAca,!E+ARMYAca,!E+AIRFIELD, Hawaii - While lighting our homes during the holidays is a tradition no one wants to end, the cost of electricity to run these lights on U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) installations must be managed.

  • 11-year-old to light up Palm Circle, Thursday

    Dec 8, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Brig. Gen. John E. Seward, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific, will be the guest speaker at the annual "Community Holiday Concert and Tree Lighting Ceremony," Dec. 10, 6 p.m., at Palm Circle, here.

  • First-ever live town hall to air

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army-Hawaii (USARHAW) Soldiers and family members will have the opportunity to ask questions on the air during the first-ever, live, televised town hall forum, here, Dec. 17.

  • Lecture reveals sacred past of 'Legendary Lands of Wahiawa'

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The always-informative Native Hawaiian Lecture Series resumed, Nov. 20, at the Nehelani, here, as military leaders and families received a geography lesson about the lands on which several U.S. Army installations now sit.

  • Connecting with family

    Dec 8, 2009

    WHEELERAca,!E+ARMYAca,!E+AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Ann Bean, and her sons, Elijah (left), 11, and Micah (right), 13 get ready to record a 10-minute holiday Web message to their father, who is deployed, Chief Warrant Officer Keith Bean, tactical operations officer and Chinook pilot, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, during OperationAca,!E+Best Wishes at Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union, here, Nov. 24.

  • Tropic Homecoming

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For one evening, the happiest place on Earth wasn't Disneyland, but right here at Sills Field, Nov. 19.

  • Hawaii dining facilities prepare for Thanksgiving competition

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Spc. Terry Nowak strolled in to the Warrior Inn Dining Facility (DFAC), here, Monday, looking amazingly alert for someone who had spent the last few days slaving over a tiny town, and building it up from scratch.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for annual Leadership Symposium

    Dec 7, 2009

    Seats are filling quickly for Army Management Staff College's 5th Annual Leadership Symposium, March 2-4, 2010 at Fort Belvoir, Va., so those wishing to attend should register soon.

  • Army Management Staff College extends Excellence in Education Award deadline

    Dec 7, 2009

    Army Management Staff College extended the application deadline for the 2nd annual Excellence in Education Award.

  • Deployment length, dwell time, and end of stop loss not affected by Afghanistan troop increase

    Dec 7, 2009

    In a joint message to senior Army leaders on Dec. 2, Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Jr. stated that the Afghanistan troop increase will not affect plans underway to restore balance.

  • Big Thanks for a Job Well Done

    Dec 7, 2009

    Tina Johnston, procurement analyst, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii has been recognized by the Army Staff for her valued assistance with contractor and government reporting requirements associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 413th received more than 40 tasking/clarifications on how the Army reports dollars spent for projects awarded utilizing funds under the ARRA program. The Army in Hawaii and Alaska currently has 92 FY-09 projects with a value of $63 million. These projects directly support Army installation and family needs.

  • Promotion to General Seen Across the World

    Dec 4, 2009

    Kelli Underhill, wife of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's (AAMDC) Commanding General, Brigadier General Jeffery (Jeff) L. Underhill first came up with the idea to do a live streaming webcast of her husband's promotion when she realized both of their children, Brandon, 23, and Britney, 21 would not be able to attend the ceremony. With Brandon working in Ironton, Ohio and Britney away at College, it would be close to impossible having them in Hawaii for the Wednesday ceremony. "Our children have always been at every one of his promotions," said Kelli Underhill. "I just wanted them to be part of it, even though they couldn't be here physically, and most importantly, I wanted him to have them here."

  • The Army's Newest Star

    Dec 3, 2009

    Col. Jeffery Underhill, commanding general, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), was promoted to Brigadier General, here, Dec. 2. During his remarks at the promotion ceremony, Underhill, an Ironton, Ohio native, sighted many positions in his career that allowed him to grow into a leader. One position in particular was serving as the aid-de-camp for former Chief of Staff of the Army and current Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Honorable Eric K. Shinseki.

  • Camp Hitashi-Chitose Christmas Tree

    Dec 3, 2009

    A Christmas tree, adorned with more than 350 lights, sits near the front entrance of the camp...

  • Eagle Scout Helps Deployed Soldiers

    Dec 3, 2009

    When the Soldiers of the 558th Military Police Company held their deployment ceremony last August, they had no idea that one spectator in the crowd would play a big part in raising their morale months later. Toby Bledsoe, a Boy Scout with Troop 135 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, decided to make care packages for deployed Soldiers for his Eagle Scout project after witnessing his first deployment ceremony.

  • U.S., Japan to hold YAMA SAKURA 57 on Hokkaido, Japan

    Dec 2, 2009

    In the first training deployment for the Japan-based I Corps Forward, the U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC) and the Japan's Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) will conduct Yama Sakura 57 (YS57), a joint command post exercise (CPX) at Camp Higashi-Chitose, on Hokkaido, Japan Dec. 7-14.

  • Partnerships key to Iraqi construction projects

    Dec 2, 2009

    There are many ongoing construction projects across the country as U.S. Forces support the re-establishment of infrastructure for the people of Iraq. Many times, partnership is the key to these projects reaching to completion.

  • Lightning Horse 'DART' hits the bulls' eye

    Dec 2, 2009

    Troop D, 2-6th Cavalry Regiment DART

  • Tennessee ANG's Troop G keeps northern Iraq aviation "moving"

    Nov 30, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Four, 10-ton MRAP's hum in the dark. As motors idle, Soldiers with headlamps crawl in and around each metal beast, conducting oft-performed pre-combat checks and inspections. Moments later, approximately 20 Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers of Troop G, 1st Battalion, 230th Air Cavalry Squadron, Task Force Wings, gather around their convoy commander for safety and mission briefs. Some participate in a brief prayer. Within the hour, additional vehicles join the mission as the troop embarks on another Combat Logistics Patrol, one of dozens conducted since their arrival in Iraq in July, 2009.

  • Tennessee Army National Guard maintains, operates critical northern Iraq aviation asset

    Nov 30, 2009

    Nestled in a remote location, by design, is a special aviation operation in northwest Iraq. Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard's 1-230th Air Cavalry Squadron maintain and operate a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP), 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

  • Stress relieving classes now offered

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - While dribbling basketballs, Eden Roy paid no attention to squeaking sneakers and the shouts of Soldiers' voices that dominated the sounds coming from within the Martinez Physical Fitness Center (MPFC) gymnasium, here.

  • AHFH opens clean energy community

    Nov 27, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Families of the Simpson Wisser neighborhood, here, were joined by state, city, business and community leaders to celebrate the opening of what could be the greenest neighborhood on a military installation, Nov.10.

  • Lee Ann Womack slated to perform for returning warriors

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Country music singer Lee Ann Womack knows what it's like to spend a good portion of life away from family members.

  • USO hosts a Tropic Homecoming redeployment celebration at Sills Field

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The sound of music, laughter and camaraderie will fill the air around Sills Field, here, Nov. 19, as U.S. Army-Hawaii celebrates the return of its warrior heroes with "A Tropic Homecoming."

  • Sing-a-long

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Kneeling from left to right, Girl Scouts from Troop 066, Sarah Barry, Thorin Jean and Lauren Terry, learn how to perfectly toast marshmallows from troop leader Alyssa Edwards (far right), during "Songfest," here, Oct. 24.

  • CYS2 education support services program changes name, offers same great services

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Youth Education Support Services (YESS) program, part of Child, Youth and School Services (CYS2), has recently undergone a name change - it is now called School Support Services (SSS).

  • Fitness center renovation doesn't stop workout warriors

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Health and Fitness Center (HFC), here, may be temporarily out of commission while awaiting a new rooftop, but that hasn't stopped its workout warriors from getting in their customary daily burn just down the road.

  • Adding a little kick: 22d Chemical Battalion takes physical fitness to a whole new level

    Nov 25, 2009

    Physical and mental fitness have long been pillars of the U.S. Army, so it is no surprise that Company A, 22d Chemical Battalion, (Technical Escort) gathered in the pre-dawn hours Nov. 6 for their workout. Like many other Army units, Company A is committed to being physically fit.

  • Tennessee Army National Guard maintains, operates critical northern Iraq aviation asset

    Nov 25, 2009

    Nestled in a remote location, by design, is a special aviation operation in northwest Iraq. Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard's 1-230th Air Cavalry Squadron maintain and operate a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP), 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

  • ARMY BIDS MAJ. GEN. JOHSON FAREWELL

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Nov. 24, 2009) - The Army bid an official farewell here today to Maj. Gen. Jerome Johnson in recognition of his 36 years of dedicated service. His retirement ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Army's largest command, Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), where he had been the deputy chief of staff G-4 (equivalent to a large civilian corporation senior vice president for logistics) since June 2007.

  • Holiday Safety Message

    Nov 24, 2009

    Holiday Safety Message from LTG Benjamin R. Mixon and CSM Joseph Zettlemoyer, U.S. Army Pacific

  • Joint teamwork keeps foreign fighters from crossing borders

    Nov 24, 2009

    The afternoon mission was just one of almost three dozen day and night, partnered hasty checkpoint missions, labeled as vehicle interdiction snap traffic control point operations conducted since mid-September.

  • 'Super Sapper' Competition Tests Engineers in Hawaii

    Nov 22, 2009

    The sapper community on Hawaii witnessed a new milestone on the island when Soldiers from the 34th Sapper Company held their first annual Super Sapper Competition to test the physical ability of new Soldiers Nov. 4 on Schofield Barracks.

  • 8th TSC Commanding General Pins on Second Star

    Nov 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Nov. 16, 2009) -- Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pinned on his second star during a promotion ceremony held on Fort Shafter. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, presided over the promotion ceremony. Maj. Gen. Terry's wife, Cathy, and childhood friend, Maj. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, commanding general, U.S. Army, Japan, had the honor of pinning the stars on Terry's dress green uniform. Terry's two sons took part by putting the two-star shoulder boards on his Class A shirt.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion Soldiers Return From Iraq

    Nov 22, 2009

    Families, friends and loved ones welcomed home more than 250 Soldiers from the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, during a redeployment ceremony, Nov. 2, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

  • Registration changes for Civilian Education System

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th-quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • A salute to returning warriors

    Nov 17, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - When it came time to ease into retirement last year, following nearly three decades in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Tom Bookman discovered what many veterans learned long ago.

  • Waianae community honors Veterans

    Nov 17, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - The Waianae Military Civilian Advisory Council (WMCAC) honored veterans and service members during its 28th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Hoolaulea (Hawaiian party), here, Nov. 7.

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