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  • 164th EAS joins Task Force Wings team

    Nov 17, 2009

    The 164th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron recently joined the Task Force Wings team at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Oct. 22 and brought with them two C-130H Cargo airplanes to add to the TF Wings fleet of nearly 200 aircraft.

  • To Support and Defend

    Nov 16, 2009

    Newly promoted, Chief Warrant Officer Timothy Watson, senior intelligence technician, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, recites his oath to service as a warrant officer in the U.S. Army at the historic Pacific Air Force Headquarters, here, 16 Nov.

  • Shafter Students Celebrate Hawaiian Arbor Day

    Nov 16, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Nov. 10, 2009) - The playground was full of laughter and smiling faces. But today was no normal recess. It was a celebration of trees as students from Shafter Elementary School and Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army, Pacific, planted 15 trees at the school to celebrate Arbor Day in Hawaii.

  • Island Paradise at the Forefront of Missile Defense

    Nov 16, 2009

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC) is in the process of standing up a fully functional Missile Defense Task Force for the Pacific Region on the island of Guam, greatly enhancing its ability for a rapid response to any missile threat in the area of responsibility (AOR). The current plan has the 94th AAMDC standing up a Missile Defense Task Force consisting of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Missile (THAAD) Battery, a PAC-3 Patriot Missile Battery, and a Stinger Missile "SLAMRAAM" Battery, providing a full spectrum of missile defense against any threat in the region.

  • Generator mechanics keep 25th CAB powered up

    Nov 16, 2009

    On October 30, 2009, the 209th ASB generator mechanic team completed repairs to a 60-kilowatt MEP 806 Bravo Model generator, the largest generator to date the team has been called upon to diagnose and repair at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

  • Rapid Port Opening Element: Logistics first responders

    Nov 16, 2009

    The addition of three Rapid Port Opening Elements to the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command brings an expeditionary answer to the challenge of logistics support in contingency response operations for the Department of Defense. As the surface piece of U.S. Transportation CommandAca,!a,,cs Joint Task Force Aca,!" Port Opening, the RPOEs deploy as part of a joint expeditionary logistics force to establish a port of debarkation and forward distribution node.

  • Influenza Informational Video from LTG Mixon

    Nov 6, 2009

    LTG Benjamin Mixon provides guidance on protecting yourself from influenza.

  • 25th Infantry Division Soldiers Redeploy From Iraq

    Nov 5, 2009

    More than 40 Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division were welcomed home to Hawaii during a redeployment ceremony on Wheeler Army Airfield Nov. 5. The return of the Commanding General and Command Sgt. Maj. signaled the end of the 12-month deployment to Iraq for the division.

  • "Yudh Abhyas 09"

    Nov 5, 2009

    The Web Special was created by the Defense Military Activity, using images, stories and videos by Mr. Fred Baker, III. Baker embedded with the 2nd Cavalry, 14th Stryker Regiment for a portion of the exercise. The Web Special features his work.

  • 3rd ID assumes responsibility of MND-North

    Nov 4, 2009

    During a ceremony Nov. 3, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, Task Force Marne commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews uncased the 3rd Infantry Division colors to signify the official transfer of authority for Multi-National Division - North.

  • Air assault mission joins U.S. forces from Hawaii, Kansas, Iraq

    Nov 3, 2009

    Task Force Diamond Head partners with Iraqi commandos for air assault mission

  • Free vehicle history check now offered

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers in the market for a used car are encouraged to obtain a free vehicle history report through the Financial Readiness team at Army Community Service (ACS), here.

  • ACS credit score event helps service members plan for big purchases

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Fresh off a 12-month deployment, a determined 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) Soldier walked into the Army Community Service (ACS) offices, here, and ventured into territory he had never been before - his credit rating.

  • Knights serve up a warm welcome to returning warriors

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The fourth annual Soldier Appreciation Breakfast treated more than 300 Soldiers and family members to a hot meal at the Main Post Chapel Annex, here, Oct. 25.

  • Big Island getaway - Military resort explodes with activity

    Nov 3, 2009

    KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP, Island of Hawaii - Nestled within the vast acres of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and just below the rim of the Kilauea caldera, sits one of the 50th State's truly idyllic getaways for service members and their families.

  • Sappers make a difference at museum

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers and family members volunteered to make a difference, Oct. 24, at the Tropic Lightning Museum, here.

  • USAG-HI recreation programs recognized as best in Army

    Nov 3, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) already has the most geographically diverse recreation program in the Army, ranging from Helemano Military Reservation in the north to Fort Shafter in the south, and now it has the best.

  • President orders ban on texting

    Nov 3, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Recent deadly crashes involving drivers distracted by text messaging while behind the wheel prompted an executive order banning federal employees from texting while driving.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu joins military in Hawaii to provide activities during Furlough Fridays

    Nov 3, 2009

    FOSTER VILLAGE, Hawaii - Representatives from U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu (USAG-Oahu) recently joined forces with other military service branches, hoping their combined efforts would yield answers to the question on many parents' minds these days: "What are we going to do with the children when teachers go on furlough'"

  • Spouses, children find common ground during deployment

    Nov 3, 2009

    HONOLULU Aca,!E+- With a husband in Iraq and his Jeep left behind, what's his wife to do besides change the oil, check the pressure in the tires, or contemplate the next Jeep toy to buy'

  • First mechanized Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09 concludes

    Oct 27, 2009

    CAMP BUNDELA, India (Oct. 27, 2009)- Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09, an annual bilateral battalion-level field training exercise between the Indian and U.S. Armies, and the largest deployment of Strykers outside of Iraq and Afghanistan for Pacific Rim Forces, concluded with a ceremony at the Babina Indian Army base, Oct. 27.

  • CAB Soldiers seek self-improvement through education

    Oct 27, 2009

    South African human rights activist and symbol of international peace, Nelson Mandela, once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." Soldiers understand weapons. Many 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Soldiers have committed themselves to changing their "world" by taking professional development and civilian education classes while deployed to Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit.

  • H1N1 Informational Video from Tripler Army Medical Center

    Oct 26, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Steve Jones and Col Michael Sigmon provide staff and beneficiaries of current influenza information and preventative measures

  • Indian Army Soldiers fire Javelin for first time

    Oct 26, 2009

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers train with Indian army aviators at YA 09

    Oct 26, 2009

  • Exercise launches first Javelin missile in India

    Oct 26, 2009

    Indian Army troops clamored to learn about the system as the first Javelin missile was launched in India, Oct. 23, by 25th Infantry Division Soldiers as part of Yudh Abhyas 09.

  • Bilateral exercise strengthens bonds between Indian, U.S. Soldiers

    Oct 26, 2009

    Despite a diversity of equipment and missions, Indian and U.S. Army Soldiers found common ground while training together during Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09, an annual bilateral multi-echelon battalion level exercise with a focus on peacekeeping operations.

  • Combined Arms live fire during Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09 in India

    Oct 26, 2009

    Combined Arms live fire during Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09 in India

  • Activation ceremony formally links Infantry, Armor under new command at Fort Benning

    Oct 22, 2009

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence made it official Thursday afternoon, when during a largely symbolic event the command's flag was unfurled and its leaders' new roles highlighted during an activation ceremony on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Indian and U.S. Army conduct joint MEDEVAC training at YA 09

    Oct 22, 2009

    Indian and U.S. Army conduct joint MEDEVAC training at YA 09

  • 3rd ID CG bids farewell to Coastal Empire, Families

    Oct 22, 2009

    Major General Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, held a live press conference with local media at the 3rd ID Headquarters at Fort Stewart, Oct. 16.

  • U.S. Forces Invite Iraqis to Health Fair

    Oct 22, 2009

    U.S. Forces invite Iraqi Security Forces to participate in a health fair at Contingency Operating Base Speicher in northern Iraq, which offered educational activities and short seminars to improve the basic medical knowledge of Iraqis in the area, Oct. 16.

  • Indian army division leads IED workshop during Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09

    Oct 21, 2009

    CAMP BUNDELA, India (Oct. 15, 2009) - The Indian army's 31st Armor Division led an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) workshop and a demonstration that familiarized its personnel and 2nd squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division's personnel with different types of IEDs and equipment to counter IEDs during Exercise Yudh Abhyas here Oct. 19.

  • Paratroopers awarded Purple Heart

    Oct 19, 2009

    Paratroopers, Staff Sgt. Whitney Bernson, Sgt. David Vogel and Spc. William Oligher from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, received the Purple Heart medal from Maj. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division in a ceremony Sept. 23 on Forward Operating Base Salerno located in the Khost Province of eastern Afghanistan for injuries they received when their vehicle was stuck by an improvised explosive device in March 2009.

  • A Helping Hand

    Oct 19, 2009

    Cpl. Matthew Pumphrey, a combat medic for Company C, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, gives Pfc. Ross Miller an IV after he was injured by shrapnel in a fire fight in the Bermel District of the Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan Sept. 22

  • On Patrol: 4-25 BCT NCOs lead the way

    Oct 19, 2009

    Noncommissioned Officers lead paratroopers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, as they conduct foot patrols throughout eastern Afghanistan in the Khost, Paktia and Paktika provinces. The Alaska-based airborne brigade patrols an area roughly the size of the state of Maryland, protecting civilians and helping develop the local economy in those provinces.

  • Prayer luncheon spotlights spiritual fitness

    Oct 19, 2009

    Soldiers, civilians and other attendees were asked to consider their purpose in life and to focus on maintaining a healthy life balance at the final Task Force Lightning Prayer Luncheon, sponsored by the 25th Infantry Division and hosted by the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, at the South Dining Facility, Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Oct. 11.

  • Strykehorse Soldiers show off UAV capabilities

    Oct 19, 2009

    Soldiers from Troop B, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, explain how an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operates to Indian Army Maj. Gen. Anil Malik (second from right), commander, 31st Armored Division, and Lt. Col. James Isenhower (third from right), Strykehorse commander, during Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09 in Babina India, Oct. 16. YA09 is a bilateral exercise involving the Armies of India and the United States. The primary goal of the exercise is to develop and expand upon the relationship between the Indian and U.S. Army.

  • Strykehorse Soldiers conduct room clearing in exercise for YA09

    Oct 19, 2009

    Soldiers assigned to Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conduct room clearing exercises in an 150-year-old deserted village in Babina, India, Oct. 16 as part of Exercise Yudh Abhyas. YA09 is a bilateral exercise involving the Armies of India and the United States. The primary goal of the exercise is to develop and expand upon the relationship between the Indian and U.S. Army.

  • Strykehorse Soldiers share in Diwali with their Indian hosts

    Oct 19, 2009

    Soldiers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii are treated to a Southern Indian feast in honor of the Hindu festival Diwali, Oct. 17.

  • Central Michigan University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Oct 19, 2009

    Army Management Staff College has signed another articulation agreement, demonstrating university recognition of its Civilian Education System program.

  • Hawaii wins first Commander's Cup at Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - The Hawaii Active Duty men's team captured its first-ever Commander's Cup at the 25th Annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington D.C., Sunday, placing first out of 50 teams in their division.

  • Range Training in India fires up Strykehorse Soldiers

    Oct 16, 2009

    CAMP BUNDELA, India (Oct. 16, 2009) - From the bottom of a hill, Indian Army Soldiers and U.S. Soldiers charged up to its crest, shooting and working their way together towards a common target at the top. Their positions covered by suppressive fire from two Stryker vehicles. This uphill range is only one of a spectrum of Indian Army ranges U.S. Army Soldiers had an opportunity to train with during the first mechanized Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09, an annual battalion-level exercise involving the two ground forces. The exercise, running from Oct. 12-27, allows participants to conduct multi-echelon, full-spectrum, combined operations.

  • Prayer luncheon spotlights spiritual fitness

    Oct 16, 2009

    Story regarding spiritual fitness

  • Indian and U.S. Soldiers find similarity in the classroom

    Oct 15, 2009

    CAMP BUNDELA, India (Oct. 15, 2009) - Similarities and a common effort became apparent to participants of Yudh Abhyas 09 once the U.S. and Indian armies began their training for the annual bilateral field training exercise - both on and off the field.

  • The backbone

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Security awareness - Understanding foreign disclosure

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Commentary: Ditch that handshake for a smart salute

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Corps of Engineers pays first expanded Homeowners Assistance Program claim

    Oct 14, 2009

    Air Force major receives first check under HAP program enhanced by the Recovery Act ....

  • Medics polish skills during Tactical Combat Casualty Care workshop in India

    Oct 14, 2009

    CAMP BUNDELA, India (Oct. 12, 2009) - Medical personnel from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and the Indian Army's 31 Armored Division gathered to share information on the most resent medical techniques and applications of medical aids at Camp Bundela, India Oct. 12.

  • Living in the New Normal empowers military children

    Oct 14, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. -Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) officials facilitated a breakout session during the 2009 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium today, Oct. 8, about a program designed to help concerned professionals and parents support military children through challenging times. MCEC Executive Director Mary Keller and MCEC member Patricia Shinseki talked about Living in the New Normal (LINN), a system for educating adults how to empower military children to cope with issues of separation, parents with multiple deployments and losing a parent in combat.

  • Chaplain-led program reinforces relationships

    Oct 14, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 8, 2009)-Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Strohm, assigned to the Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains, and Chaplain (Col.) Bradford Fipps, a U.S. Army Forces Command Staff Chaplain, reached out to FORSCOM Family Readiness Group leaders today, offering information for the Strong Bonds curriculum. Strong Bonds is a commander-initiated-but chaplain-led-program designed to help strengthen relationships through skill-training for singles, couples, Families and deployment cycle support. All sub-programs aligned under this curriculum are focused on sustaining life-long relations and building up the future force, according to Strohm.

  • Task Force Wings takes to MND-N skies

    Oct 13, 2009

    25th CAB's Transfer of Authority story and photos

  • Soldiers learn to connect mind, body, soul through breathing

    Oct 12, 2009

    Yoga was the first cultural exchange between the Indian Army and the U.S. Soldiers as part of Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09. YA09, which is scheduled for Oct. 12-27, is a bilateral exercise involving the Armies of India and the United States. The primary goal of the exercise is to develop and expand upon the relationship between the Indian and U.S. Army.

  • Strykehorse Soldiers give Indian Army first look at Strykers

    Oct 11, 2009

    Soldiers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, are deployed in support of Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09 in Babina, India, Oct. 10. YA09, which is scheduled for Oct. 12-27, is a bilateral exercise involving the Armies of India and the United States. The primary goal of the exercise is to develop and expand upon the relationship between the Indian and U.S. Army. The exercise represents the largest deployment of Strykers for Pacific Rim Soldiers outside of OEF and OIF.

  • Rounding Up the 3/25 'Bronco' Deployment

    Oct 8, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 3rd "Bronco" Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, transfer their close working relationship with their Iraqi counterparts in Salah ad Din, to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., during a transfer of partnership ceremony held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Oct. 8.

  • Army-wide FRG Town Hall meetings identify opportunities

    Oct 8, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A senior official from the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management's office spoke to Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum attendees Oct 5 at the Washington Convention Center here, pertaining to the results of Army Family Readiness Group town hall meetings held at six Army installations this summer. Kathleen Marin from the ACSIM office told those gathered for the annual Family Forums, which included 450 company-level FRG leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command units nationwide, about the concerns raised by Army Families at town hall meetings she attended at Fort Campbell, Ky.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Fort Hood, Texas. Marin said the Army is at a historic moment in its history; it has been fighting a war for eight years with an all volunteer force and the Families who love and support those Soldiers. Subsequently, she said this causes Army officials to look at how they can calibrate Army programs and services to meet the needs of those repeatedly deploying Soldiers and their Families. With that in mind, the Chief of Staff of the Army challenged us at the two-year review mark to evaluate how well the Army is doing promoting and make available Army sponsored services, Marin said.

  • Out of sight but not forgotten; Study looks at geographically dispersed Soldiers, Families

    Oct 7, 2009

    U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders heard Dr. Lynn Heirakuji, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Personnel Oversight, share results of an Army-wide study about geographically dispersed Soldiers and Family members Oct. 5, during the Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum in Washington, D.C. The 450 company-level FRG leaders from installations across the country are in the nation's capital to attend the second annual FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium at the Hyatt Crystal City Hotel. This annual training event was scheduled the same week as the annual AUSA National Meeting and Expo to allow FORSCOM's FRG leaders to take advantage of AUSA's Family Forums and to see the exhibits at AUSA in addition to the full agenda prepared for them by FORSCOM's G1 Well Being Division. Heirakuji said the Army's Geographically Dispersed Task Force (GDTF) conducted two strategic working groups, during February and August, with about 6,000 of its key stakeholders, Soldiers and Family members. The purpose of the study was to gage the perceptions of those Soldiers and Family members, learning about their awareness, their accessibility and their use of 32 Army-sponsored services designed to improve the Well Being of Army Families. The study consisted of input from Reserve Component Soldiers and Family members who have dispersed in communities across America. The task force set out to answer the question, "How can the Army provide comprehensive and equitable support services to meet the diverse needs of Soldiers and Family Members, regardless of their location or component'" Heirakuji said.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders conduct walking tour on Capital Hill

    Oct 6, 2009

    Senator John McCain greets FORSCOM Family Readiness Group leaders (FRG) Oct. 6, during a tour of Capital Hill sponsored by the Commander in Chief of the House organization. FORSCOM FRG leaders are in Washington attending the 2009 FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium and Association of the United States Army Family Forum Sessions.

  • Pilot program helps FORSCOM commanders support Soldiers, Families

    Oct 6, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 5, 2009) - U.S. Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson recently approved a one-year pilot program to assist corps- and division-level commanders identify and address emerging Family readiness needs within their commands. The Family Readiness Program Coordinator Pilot Program affords FORSCOM commanders the opportunity to hire a Family Readiness Program Coordinator. FRPCs serve as the commander's advisor on Family readiness issues within their commands, said Ronna Rowe Garrett, FORSCOM Human Resource Division director.

  • Healthy Army Families enhance individual Soldier readiness

    Oct 5, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C.(Oct. 5, 2009) - Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey and his wife Sheila addressed an audience of about 800 people, at least half of which were U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders, during the commencement of the 2009 Association of the United States Army Family Forum sessions today. The husband and wife team were the first Army senior leaders to speak at today's Family forum session themed Army Family: The Strength behind the Soldier. This session is one of three scheduled during the AUSA Convention.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Oct 5, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders arrive in nation's capital for training

    Oct 4, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va.- Family Readiness Group leaders from various U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units across the nation assembled today, Oct. 4, at the Crystal City Hyatt here for the 2009 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium. After completion of conference registration, FORSCOM Well-being officials hosted an orientation session to ensure participants were aware of all developmental opportunities available to them during the next four days, to provide guidance on how to enhance their effectiveness of engaging with Army leaders and to answer any questions concerning the symposium agenda.

  • 25th CAB touches down in Kuwait

    Oct 4, 2009

    Triple-digit desert temperatures welcomed the last of more than 2,000 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) Soldiers here, Sept.14. Hawaii's "Wings of Lightning" brigade will call Kuwait's Camp Buehring their temporary home before moving into various parts of northern Iraq later this month in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Senior Army Leadership Participation in Q & A Sessions during Association of U.S. Army Annual Me

    Oct 2, 2009

    The Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army top the list of senior U.S. Army leadership participating in sixteen 30-minute Q&A sessions during the 2009 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 5-7, 2009 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District of Columbia.

  • Fort Hood organizations assist 407th AFSB keep vital equipment in top shape

    Oct 2, 2009

    The men and women of the 407th Army Field Support Brigade are keeping Soldiers' equipment in tip-top shape while working in ways that use ingenuity and resourcefulness to save taxpayer money.

  • LOGCAP highlights: Support in Southwest Asia

    Oct 2, 2009

    LOGCAP - Logistics Civil Augmentation Program - is a multi-billion dollar Army initiative to hire civilian contractors to perform services supporting the U.S. military in wartime and other contingencies. Use of contractors allows military units to focus on combat operations. It leverages worldwide corporate resources to bridge the gap between military logistics force structure and actual theater needs.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 1, 2009

    Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.

  • USACR/Safety Center launches Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Oct 1, 2009

    The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information.

  • Experience 25th ID history at Tropic Lightning Museum event

    Sep 30, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 25th Infantry Division's (ID) highly distinguished role in shaping America's past and present will be featured for Soldiers and families during Living History Day, here, at the Tropic Lightning Museum, Oct. 3.

  • Inspirational visit

    Sep 30, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Raeceen Woolford, Miss Hawaii 2009, spends time meeting with parents and children at Wheeler Elementary School after speaking at the school's Parent, Teacher, Student Organization (PTSO) meeting, Sept. 22.

  • Aloha spirit on display at floral parade

    Sep 30, 2009

    HONOLULU - Military families heading to the state's premier cultural showcase, the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade, here, this weekend, are sure to witness two features that contribute to Hawaii's uniqueness - colorful flowers and lovely hula hands.

  • Thrift shop under new management, focusing on making shopping easier

    Sep 30, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Hui O' Na Wahine's Thrift Shop, here, is currently experiencing a major overhaul in the way it does business with the hiring of new store manager Kim Morton.

  • Legendary waterman teaches ocean safety class at PARC

    Sep 29, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - When it comes to water safety risk management, nobody's advice carries more weight than that of legendary waterman Brian Keaulana.

  • 'Operation Headrest' helps welcome home entire battalion

    Sep 29, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Home-comings are a busy time. As groups of Army spouses ready themselves and their families for the return of more than 3,400 Soldiers, many are working to make redeployment a memorable time for the entire battalion family, including their single Soldiers.

  • Equal Opportunity advisor receives 'Latina Style' award

    Sep 29, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The Department of the Army Equal Opportunity Policy Office has announced the recipient of the 2009 Latina Style Distinguished Service Award.

  • Ultimate Fighting Champion motivates wounded warriors

    Sep 29, 2009

    Fifty U.S. Army and Marine Corps wounded warriors were honored for their military service, here, Sept. 18, when they got an exclusive Thunderbirds air show preview and the opportunity to meet a local hero.

  • Housing demand increases

    Sep 29, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - As personnel movements and redeployments of brigades accelerate, Army Hawaii Family Housing's (AHFH) property management and Actus Lend Lease's construction and renovation teams are working to capacity to prepare homes for Soldiers and their families.

  • 'Broncos' return home to Hawaii

    Sep 28, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Family and friends of approximately 1,050 "Broncos" from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), 25th Infantry Division (ID), are celebrating their Soldiers' return from Iraq after a successful yearlong deployment.

  • Pediatric cardiac screening provides hope for Iraqi children

    Sep 26, 2009

    The medical professionals of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and 47th Combat Support Hospital hosted a diagnostic cardiovascular screening session, Sept. 17, for 12 Iraqi children. The screening is the first phase of a Government of Iraq and United States forces effort to link potential sponsors from various non-governmental organizations to fund children's heart surgery.

  • Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2009

    Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

  • Deployed Soldier uses Salsa dancing to help cope with combat environment

    Sep 25, 2009

    For one Soldier in attendance, Sgt. James Whorley, 23, a Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division imagery analyst, of Sacramento, CA, a devoted dancer who if given the opportunity would never miss the event, the passionate and lively Salsa night serve more to relieve stress and increase confidence.

  • U.S. Army sponsors first HIV vaccine trial to show some effectiveness in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVACR HIV and AIDSVAXR B/E lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo.

  • Army chaplains ready to provide assistance for those contemplating suicide

    Sep 24, 2009

    Stopping the suicide crisis drives the Ministry and Pastoral Care chaplains assigned to Madigan. Multiple deployments, break-ups, and death are just a few of the stresses that can lead Soldiers, retirees, Family members, Department of the Army civilians, or contractors - anyone with a tie to the military - to have suicidal thoughts. When someone commits suicide, it doesn't just affect close Family and friends, but the larger community as a whole. This is why Brzezinski, a Presbyterian chaplain, believes his job, his calling, is to communicate and educate everyone about suicide through the words of religion.

  • Soldiers can strengthen their behavioral health through SELF

    Sep 24, 2009

    The new initiative, called Soldier Evaluation for Life Fitness, is a post-deployment screening tool that evaluates the physical, mental and spiritual health of every returning Soldier. The program works in conjunction with the Army's Periodic Health Assessment program, which requires Soldiers to have an annual physical exam and regularly see a provider to evaluate their deployability.

  • Interactive Training for Property Accountability

    Sep 23, 2009

    Discover information on distance learning (DL) courses and links to websites where Soldiers can take or order property accountability courses online.

  • Petraeus draws 'big picture' for Soldiers at Infantry conference

    Sep 23, 2009

    At the Infantry Warfighting Conference Tuesday, Gen. David Petraeus walked nearly 2,000 Soldiers through "the big picture," in respect to counterinsurgency operations in the region that constitutes the United States Central Command, the smallest but most volatile of the six U.S. geographic combatant commands.

  • Leaders discuss future of Infantry, Armor

    Sep 22, 2009

    "We're coming home, and we're damn excited about doing it," Maj. Gen. Mike Milano said when he took the stage alongside Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter for the Infantry Warfighting Conference State of the Infantry and Armor address.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Sep 19, 2009

  • Tattoos and the Army: a long and colorful tradition

    Sep 19, 2009

    Tattoos and the military have a long and colorful history. Modern pop culture credits the Navy with introducing the art of tattooing to the United States in the early 1900s, when Sailors returning from distant lands displayed their skin-art souvenirs.

  • The Edge: Kids learn to Excel, Develop, Grow and Experience during 'out-of-school' program

    Sep 18, 2009

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Shortly after plowing through several training stations set up inside of the gymnasium, here, 12-year-old Paige Bono found a place along a nearby wall to lean up against and rest her weary muscles.

  • Audience members help choose the next Operation Rising Star winner

    Sep 18, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Your vote counts in the selection of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Operation Rising Star 2009 winner during the local elimination rounds taking place at the Tropics, Schofield Barracks, Sept. 21, 23 and 24.

  • Deadline nears for Joint Spouses Conference

    Sep 18, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Under the theme "Celebrate! Unity & Friendship," spouses from all service branches in Hawaii will gather, here, for a day of personal and professional development during the revamped 15th Annual Joint Military Spouses Conference, Oct. 16.

  • Residents encouraged to save energy to support the troops

    Sep 18, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Are your electric consumption habits contributing to the issue of national security'

  • CYS2 announces USDA-funded meal reimbursement guidelines

    Sep 18, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Child, Youth and School Services (CYS2) is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded Child and Adult Care Food Program.

  • 9/11 remembrance ceremony honors heroes

    Sep 18, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 200 Soldiers and civilians gathered to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Friday, at the Main Post Chapel, here.

  • FRSAs learn about personnel issues at town hall

    Sep 18, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For the first time in 14 months, family readiness support assistants (FRSAs) collectively huddled with U.S. Army-Pacific (USARPAC) officers for an FRSA Town Hall meeting, here, Sept. 9, in the Schofield Barracks Main Post Conference Room.

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • Alaska paratroopers visit Afghan villagers, assess infrastructure

    Sep 17, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Richardson, Alaska's 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division talk with villagers in eastern Afghanistan while assessing local infrastructure.

  • Hawaii Military Working Dog Team Named "Top Dog" in Competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    After three days of fierce competition, a Hawaii-based working dog team outscored the competition and was named "Top Dog" in the 2009 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Competition. Staff Sgt. Marcus Bates and his working dog, Bennie, 13th Military Police Detachment, 728th MP Battalion, had the best overall performance among all the working dog teams and took home the top trophy. Approximately 30 teams from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Honolulu Police Department (HPD) and the Transportation Security Administration all gathered early in the week for a chance at the title of "Top Dog". During the competition, the dogs detected narcotics in a warehouse, ran through obstacle courses, and competed in a hardest-hitting dog competition to take down hostile personnel.

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