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  • Infantry Soldiers in Hawaii Execute New EIB Testing

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, who conducted their Expert Infantry Badge testing Sept 9 through 11 at East Range, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, lead the way as the first Army unit to execute the new test. The new concept, called EIB 21, sends Soldiers down three individual "lanes:" the patrol, TCP, and urban lanes. As Soldiers progress through the lanes, they take out enemy positions, determine grid coordinates, and provide first aid on casualties.

  • 303rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) Activates in Hawaii

    Sep 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Sept. 15, 2009) -- U.S. Army, Hawaii's newest unit unfurled its colors during an activation ceremony here Tuesday. Soldiers of the 303rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) stood in formation on Hamilton Field as Col. Timothy Ryan, commander, 8th Sustainment Brigade (Provisional), and Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Branham, 303rd Ord. Bn. (EOD), uncased the battalion colors for the first time since the unit was inactivated in Germany in 1976.

  • Preparedness is key to lessen uncertainty

    Sep 14, 2009

    Many members of the Army family have often remarked that the only thing certain in their lives is uncertainty.

  • 277th ASB's Quick Reaction Force are guardians, ambassadors of peace

    Sep 13, 2009

    As part of the Contingency Operating Base Defense Operations Cell, the Soldiers of the 277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's Quick Reaction Force are responsible for the safety of the COB and all the troops and civilians operating there. It is an unusual role for the Aviation troops, a motley crew of drivers and mechanics, medics and fuel- and ammunition handlers who stepped up to a mission usually tasked to infantry units.

  • Deployed Soldiers Remember 9-11

    Sep 12, 2009

    Deployed military personnel gather to pay tribute to the victims and herism of those involved in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

  • "The Greatest Show on Earth": ACT opens the curtain on its 67th season with "Barnum&q

    Sep 11, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Army Community Theatre (ACT) opened the curtains on its 67th season this week by casting the spotlight on the man who brought audiences "The Greatest Show On Earth."

  • ACS financial readiness assistance 'adds up' at home or away

    Sep 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Whether the questions involve investing in stocks or bonds, managing a budget or buying a new home, the Financial Readiness team at Army Community Service (ACS), here, stands ready and willing to assist all Soldiers - even those currently downrange - in their money matters.

  • Garrison's recycling program donates proceeds to DFMWR

    Sep 11, 2009

  • Commentary: Reckless driving tarnishes Army values

    Sep 11, 2009

    Yesterday, I drove home on Kunia Road, following a line of cars down the narrow, two-lane road. Suddenly, a motorcyclist came speeding past me from behind, flying around four cars in a "No Passing" zone and barely making it back into his lane to avoid a head-on collision with oncoming traffic.

  • Schofield's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers nets DA praise

    Sep 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program recently proved that, when it comes to taking care of unmarried service men and women, its work is second to only one among extra-large installations around the world.

  • FFID Soldier saves fellow Soldiers life

    Sep 11, 2009

    BGen. Keith Walker, Director of the Future Force Integration Directorate presents Spc Ramona Dunlap with an Army Commendation Medal for her actions in preventing a fellow soldier from taking their own life.

  • AMSC launches 2nd Annual Excellence in Education Award Program

    Sep 11, 2009

    Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is seeking Army organizations to apply for the 2009 Excellence in Education (EIE) Award.

  • An EPIC tool makes searching for logistics policy easy

    Sep 10, 2009

    The US Army Logistics Innovation Agency has created the Enterprise Policy and Process Interactive Capability - or EPIC - an electronic policy search tool that has remedied the archaic and cumbersome methods of searching and finding Army logistics policy.

  • Sustainment Moves to the Next Level: Rethinking our Life Cycle Focus

    Sep 8, 2009

    While these are demanding times for our Army, with more than 240,000 Soldiers executing missions in nearly 80 countries around the world, our path to restoring the Army's balance is clear.

  • ASYMCA, Sierra Club offer free weekend camp in September

    Sep 6, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Sierra Club and the Sierra Club Foundation are funding free weekend camping opportunities for military families through the Honolulu Armed Services YMCA.

  • 500th MI Bde. event supports, highlights women's equality

    Sep 6, 2009

  • 'Eddie the Eagle' flies in to support troops

    Sep 6, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) is welcoming a new member to the marketing team: "Eddie the Eagle."

  • Federal Survey Card impacts school funding

    Sep 6, 2009

    Would you like your child to have better school equipment and textbooks' Would you like it if the federal government gave money to our schools to provide better educational tools'

  • SYNERGY kids club off to energizing start

    Sep 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Dozens of children gathered at the Porter Community Center, here, to help launch Army Hawaii Family Housing's (AHFH) new SYNERGY program, Aug. 28.

  • Tripler's volunteer therapy dogs, handlers make the rounds

    Sep 6, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Mac McDaniel is very proud of his Welsh terrier, Baxter. Besides being a rare breed of dog in Hawaii, Baxter is also part of an elite team serving in the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Human Animal Bond program, which uses friendly canines and other animals to boost the spirits of patients, families and staff.

  • Operation Headrest

    Sep 6, 2009

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - More than 180 preschool through eighth grade students decorated pillowcases with pictures and welcome home messages for single Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Battalion Combat Team (IBCT) expected to return home to Hawaii in September.

  • Way of the Warrior: Native Hawaiian lecture series reveals ancient secrets

    Sep 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The much-anticipated Native Hawaiian lecture series got off to a rousing start, Friday, as military leaders were introduced to one of Hawaii's best-kept secrets: the ancient fighting art known as lua.

  • Awarding scholarship

    Sep 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Mikael Anthony Torres (center, right), a 2009 graduate of Waipahu High School and a freshman at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, gathers with sponsors and family for a keepsake photo as this year's recipient of the Nainoa Hoe Scholarship of Honor, awarded in memory of the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe, who was killed in Iraq in 2005.

  • Customer service survey gives voice to Soldiers, families, civilians

    Sep 6, 2009

    Whenever you're asked, "How are you today'" do you usually respond with "fine" or some other quick response'

  • Please Add a Title!

    Sep 6, 2009

    090818-F-3803T-078 - U.S Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul De Lemos; Non Commissioned Officer In Charge of the 48th Iraqi Army Military Transition Team instructs an Iraqi Soldier from the 48th Iraqi Army Brigade Light Mortar Battery on proper firing techniques during a live fire training exercise conducted at Al Siniyah Air Base, Al Siniyah, Iraq, August 18, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Luke P. Thelen/Released)

  • Gen. Dempsey says Army altering training for wars

    Sep 2, 2009

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, said Tuesday the Army is training for and fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a vastly different way than it did during the initial days of the conflicts.

  • Deployed US Soldiers become assistant combatives instructors

    Sep 2, 2009

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, "Horsemen," 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division completed 40 hours of level one combatives training to become certified assistant instructors during a weeklong train-the-trainer session, Aug. 17-24.

  • Simulator allows AH-64 Apache Longbow pilots to train on the ground

    Sep 2, 2009

    Pilots of the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion,10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, deployed to the Iraqi desert, use the Apache Longbow Crew Trainer-a highly-realistic simulator used for individual and multi-ship-operations training- to train on dangerous missions without putting themselves or their aircraft in danager.

  • Task Force ODIN welcomes new crew, commander

    Sep 2, 2009

    The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force ODIN welcomed a new crew and commander August 14. Lt. Col. Dave Holt took command of the ODIN mission from Lt. Col. Mark Moser during a transfer of authority ceremony here, heralding the Task Force's third year of operations in Iraq.

  • Cross Fit to Fight: For 3-10 GSAB, new gym means new ways to work out

    Sep 2, 2009

    The Soldiers of 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade have a new facility to use while trying to stay fit on deployment. The unit's new clamshell gym officially opened its doors for the first time July 11, giving the Phoenix battalion a local, high-speed fitness center outfitted with the most up-to-date workout equipment and specialized structures designed for use with the Cross Fit exercise program.

  • Pathfinder engineers, infantrymen practice advanced demolition techniques

    Sep 2, 2009

    Engineers from the Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade Pathfinders practiced advanced demolition techniques with their infantry teammates August 22 at Memorial Range here.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 classes

    Sep 1, 2009

    Army and DOD employees, along with their military supervisors, can now sign up for a Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Education System class at the Army Management Staff College.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 31, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • US mortar men train Iraqi Soldiers

    Aug 29, 2009

    Iraqi Soldiers of the 4th Iraqi Army Division, 48th Brigade, Light Mortar Battery rapidly launched more than 200 mortar rounds during a live fire exercise, finishing three weeks of basic mortar training at Al Siniyah Air Base in Bayji, Aug. 18.

  • Footsteps in Faith: Strong Bonds retreats should be a 'must do' for couples

    Aug 28, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - While more than 30,000 Solders and family members have attended Strong Bonds events in the past, the Army will continue to provide significant funding to this vital and important training in 2010.

  • Ask the Commander!: August responses

    Aug 28, 2009

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

  • Pokai Bay Luau: Discover a hidden paradise at PARC

    Aug 28, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - Nestled in a secluded beach cove is a hidden paradise where families are gathering to catch a colorful sunset, enjoy a luau and experience old Hawaii. That paradise is Pililaau Army Recreation Center (PARC) at Pokai Bay, named one of the best beach facilities on the island and the best-kept secret of those stationed or visiting Hawaii.

  • Apprenticeship program says 'you're hired!'

    Aug 28, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Career-oriented students met at the Teen Center, here, to obtain information about an innovative apprenticeship program offering not only real-life work experience, but paid jobs to local teens, Aug. 10-14.

  • Food show infuses commissaries with local products, flavors

    Aug 28, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - The aroma of savory pork and chicken katsu cooking joined the smells wafting through the Hawaii Prince Hotel, here, during the 12th Annual American Logistics Association (ALA) Hawaii Food Show, Aug. 20.

  • Army 'ready' anytime, anywhere

    Aug 28, 2009

  • 8th TSC Soldiers experience Japanese culture

    Aug 26, 2009

    In the middle of a two-week command post exercise at Camp Zama, a group of 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers, based out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii, took a break to enjoy the ancient culture of Japan.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command employs capabilities of USARJ Command Center

    Aug 25, 2009

    About 70 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) deployed their forward command post (FCP) here Aug. 12 to the U.S. Army, Japan / I Corps (Forward) / U.S. Army Garrison, Japan command center to exercise their theater sustainment capabilities. The 8th TSC is the command responsible for logistics sustainment in the Pacific Theater, providing support from the factory to the foxhole for warfighters from Alaska to Korea, an area spanning 9,000 miles. This command post exercise also tests the reach back capability provided by the 8th TSC main command post (MCP), located at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Main Command Post provides 'reach back' capability for 8th Theater Sustainment Command

    Aug 25, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) are once again refining their craft to conduct operations in the Pacific Theater with a command post exercise August 17 through 30 here. The exercise comes on the heels of the unit becoming fully operational capable, which makes the experience very important to training its veteran and new personnel alike.

  • Commander promotes his hero at APG

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Law school available to junior officers

    Aug 24, 2009

    The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army's Funded Legal Education program. Under this program, up to 25 Army officers may be selected to attend law school at government expense while on active duty.

  • Immunizations not just for kids

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Commentary: As it should be

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Oahu North, South spouses' clubs hosting 'Super Sign-Ups'

    Aug 21, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Hui O' Wahine club at Fort Shafter and its sister club, the Hui O' Na Wahine at Schofield Barracks are looking for new members during two "Super Sign-Up" events, here, Aug. 26 and 31.

  • Wolfhound families open homes to orphans

    Aug 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Four children from the Holy Family Home orphanage in Osaka, Japan, spent 10 days soaking in American and Hawaiian hospitality with families from the 1st and 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds."

  • Green Belt class aims to improve communication

    Aug 21, 2009

    Seeking to improve the process by which hearing-impaired employees request interpreters, ASC has launched a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project. Two training sessions set the stage for the project. They were held on June 15-19 and July 13-17 in the Army Sustainment Command Headquarters' Command Assessment and Continuous Improvement Conference Center.

  • Installation supply, maintenance activities set to reorganize

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large but quiet change will take place in Army installation supply and maintenance activities during the next two years.

  • Exercise Pacific Reach 2009

    Aug 21, 2009

    Active duty and Army Reserve Soldiers from around the world converged on Yokohama North Dock, Tokyo, Japan for Exercise Pacific Reach 2009, Aug. 1-21. The Soldiers trained on how to draw prepositioned stocks, perform maintenance, and to test the capabilities of the prepositioned stock.

  • Motorcycle safety in spotlight

    Aug 20, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii launched its inaugural advanced motorcycle training course, here, Aug. 17-20. The course is part of a pilot program, developed by the garrison's Installation Safety Office, in an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle-related fatalities for Soldiers stationed in Hawaii.

  • AMSC opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 20, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Graduates rave about Army Civilian Education System program

    Aug 20, 2009

    Army Management Staff College graduated a combined total of 107 students from its Intermediate course (IC) and Continuing Education for Senior Leaders (CESL) program recently. Of the total, 29 students graduated from the senior leader program and 78 graduated from the Intermediate Course at ceremonies held in their honor. Although the classes are different, all students had at least one thing in common--they took time away from their home stations to invest in their development as leaders. The graduates raved about the courses.

  • AFTB helps newcomers master the military environment

    Aug 14, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Volunteer instructors guided more than 20 military spouses through the ins and outs of Army life during an Army Family Team Building (AFTB) class at the Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy, here, Aug. 4.

  • Yee-haw! Recreation Round-Up showcases best of FMWR

    Aug 14, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Wearing cowboy hats and serving up chili, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) hosted a western-themed Recreation "Round-Up" expo at the Tropics, here, Aug. 7.

  • Unintended footsteps: Grandson follows his grandfather

    Aug 14, 2009

    Spc. John Sheldon, who is from Pittsburgh, Pa., had not intended to join the Army; he certainly did not intend to become a public affairs specialist, and he did not intend to follow in his grandfathers footsteps. But that's exactly what he has done-in his own way. ....Sheldon's grandfather was Walter, or Walt, Sheldon. ....."He is best known for his nonfiction work-it started with detective novels to pay the bills," John said. "(His writings were) first hand, non-fiction accounts and interviews of the occupation of Japan, and history of Vietnam, the history of the Korea war, and other biographical and U.S. military history books. (His best known work) is the 'The Honorable Conquerors' and it is also the most referenced book about the occupation of Japan." Other non-fiction work includes "Tigers in the Rice" 1969, "Hell or High Water" 1968, and "Tour of Duty" 1959.

  • USARAK NCOs ready Soldiers for deployment

    Aug 13, 2009

    Leaders of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, at Fort Richardson, Alaska prepare Soldiers for deployment by conducting Individual Readiness Training Aug. 10 at the Education Center. The Soldiers will join the 4-25 units already conducting missions in Afghanistan. The IRT classes included lessons on security and route safety, combat life saving methods and first aid, and operational security.

  • "Wings of Lightning" Combat Aviation Brigade returns to Iraq

    Aug 13, 2009

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade held its deployment ceremony at Wheeler Army Airfield, Aug. 10, signifying the official start of the unit's deployment to northern Iraq.

  • Suicide -when destructive thoughts turn to actions

    Aug 12, 2009

    It probably started before the birth of her second child, but by the time she started back to work from maternity leave she was in full blown depression-and it only got worse.

  • Dog Days of Summer: Dog owners strut their stuff at premier event

    Aug 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Pet owners and their faithful companions enjoyed an afternoon of sun and fun at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's (FMWR) first canine-friendly event, the "Dog Days of Summer," at Sills Field, July 31.

  • 'Muck wars' brings Club Beyond youth group together

    Aug 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 local teens slid into an evening of fun and fellowship during a Club Beyond event held at Stoneman Field, here, July 29.

  • Americans and Iraqis work to urgently preserve Iraqi cultural landmark

    Aug 10, 2009

    The ancient Assyrian City of Ashur faces imminent threats. Recent construction of a dam on the Tigris River is causing large sections of the City to be swept away, while other precious artifacts are being looted.

  • Military spouses advance with MyCAA

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Obtaining full replacement value on PCS move-damaged property

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Night ops

    Aug 7, 2009

    A photo slideshow showing U.S. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and Afghan National Security Forces patrolling Khost province during an air-assault mission that was part of operation Champion Sword, Aug. 2.

  • Residence-related Army accidents down by more than 100

    Aug 6, 2009

    US Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center sees a reduction in residence-related accidents for this fiscal year.

  • Ordnance Museum begins move to Fort Lee

    Aug 6, 2009

  • 46th Engineers advance party returns from deployment

    Aug 6, 2009

  • Hawaii-based divers repair Alaskan breakwater

    Aug 4, 2009

    Seventeen members of the Army's 7th Diving Team, stationed at Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii, traded in their board shorts and t-shirts for dry suits and sweatshirts July 14, as they began a month-long mission to repair a floating breakwater system at Bar Point Harbor in Ketchikan, Alaska.

  • MILITARY TALENT TAKES CENTER STAGE

    Aug 4, 2009

    Soldiers, spouses and military affiliates were greeted by flashing cameras and elegantly dressed ushers as they walked the red carpet to watch talent hopefuls take the stage during a U.S. Army Festival of the Arts and Recreation Program Events Competition, Talent Show at the Tropics Recreation Center, here, Saturday.

  • DoD Personal Property Program actively seeks servicemembers' input

    Aug 4, 2009

    Have you ever had your household goods moved and at the end of the process, thought, 'That was the best move I've had, I hope my next move is that good.' Or conversely, 'That move was horrible, I hope no one else has to use movers like these.'

  • Remarks by Gen. Chiarelli for the National Infantry Museum dedication, June 18, 2009

    Aug 4, 2009

    Remarks as delivered by Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli at the National Infantry Museum Dedication on June 18, 2009, at Ft. Benning, GA.

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition: Multi-National Division - North

    Aug 1, 2009

    Sgt. Michael Hauser, an Eagle River, Alaska native and the noncommissioned officer representing the 25th Special Troops Battalion, 25th Inf. Div. (left center), and Spc. Daniel M. Vickers, a Kileen, Texas native and the junior-enlisted Soldier representing 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade (right center), pose for a photo with Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, Multi-National Division - North Command Sgt. Major (left), and Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., Commanding General, MND-N (right) following the conclusion of the "Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North" at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 30. Vickers and Hauser beat out 16 other Soldiers and one Sailor to claim the top spot in the NCO and junior enlisted competitions, earning the "Best Warrior" title. The five-day competition tested competitors in a variety of warrior tasks, such as physical fitness, tactical knowledge and application of military procedures. )

  • CafAfA newest amenity in AHFH community

    Jul 31, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A neighborhood cafAfA will be the newest amenity Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) residents can look forward to.

  • Class teaches kids how to stay safe when home alone

    Jul 31, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Children learned how to be responsible and take charge when they're home alone during a class at the Kalakaua Community Center, here, July 22.

  • AAFES upgrades offer customers new services and merchandise

    Jul 31, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A variety of new service and facility upgrades are happening at Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) locations throughout U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI).

  • MMA brings military, local fighters to a faceoff

    Jul 31, 2009

    Military and local fighters threw punches, kicks and bodies during the first ever mixed martial arts event at the Tropics Recreation Center, in Hawaii, July 25.

  • The Best of the 'TF Lightning' Warriors

    Jul 31, 2009

    The "Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North" came to the end with Sgt. Michael Hauser, 25th Special Troops Bn. security detachment, 25th Inf. Div., winning the NCO competition, and Spc. Daniel M. Vickers, Forward Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade taking the top spot on the junior-enlisted side.

  • 25th STB NCO and 65th Engineer Bn. Soldiers Win 'Top Warrior' Prize

    Jul 31, 2009

    The winners of the Joint Best Warrior Competition - MND - N: Sgt. Michael Hauser and Spc. Daniel Vickers

  • Paratroopers search Khost province, Afghanistan

    Jul 31, 2009

    A photo slideshow showing Paratroopers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division in Khost province during Operation Champion Sword, July 29.

  • Keeping a watchful eye for ticks

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Foot blisters take the fun out of marching

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Brig. Gen. Terry Takes Reins of 8th Theater Sustainment Command

    Jul 29, 2009

    Soldiers of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command paid tribute to their departing commander and welcomed their new commander in a ceremony on historic Palm Circle here Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Michael Terry assumed command of the 8th TSC, and Maj. Gen. Raymond Mason, who commanded the past two years, left Fort Shafter to assume the role of the G4 at the U.S. Army Forces Command, headquartered at Fort McPherson, in Ga.

  • 2009 Joint Best Warrior Competition for MND-North, Day 2

    Jul 29, 2009

  • Joint Training Center Builds ISF Capabilities

    Jul 29, 2009

    With the help of Coalition Forces, Iraqi soldiers stationed in Tuz are ramping up training efforts to ensure they are fully prepared for the 2011 withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. Military Police from the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division have been working rigorously with the Iraqi Army to ensure their soldiers have the most cutting-edge training available

  • CF and Iraqis "Giving Back Kindness"

    Jul 29, 2009

    At the invitation of Lt. Col. Khalid Hajji Mohammad, Maj. Gen. Robert Caslen, commander of the 25th Infantry Division, visited both Iraqi Army and his own troops at Matar al-Saddiq July 17 to laud the progress of several joint operations currently underway in the Tuz Qada.

  • Commentary: Reflecting on pride of service

    Jul 28, 2009

  • Continued Progression: Female Soldiers

    Jul 28, 2009

    An integral part of the operational activity for the brigade, Sgt. Dawn Cloukey's main role with her unit is to keep the communication efforts, while out on ground movements, running efficiently for the vehicles in her unit.

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North (Part 2)

    Jul 28, 2009

    Service members currently deployed to northern Iraq participatie in the "Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North" at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, July 26-29. The competition is part of a 4-day physical and mental trial to find the best warrior currently serving in northern Iraq. Each Soldier or Sailor participating triumphed at a brigade-level competition to earn the right to participate in the contest.

  • Sink or Swim

    Jul 27, 2009

    Spc. Ambiorix Diaz, supply clerk, 94th Army Airand Missile Defense Command takes his final stroke during a swimming technique exercise as part of a U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Learn to Swim course given at Richardson pool, here, July 20-24. The class is offered once a month and provides soldiers an opportunity to build confidence in their swimming skills.

  • Sink or Swim

    Jul 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii--Spc. Ambiorix Diaz, supply clerk, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command steps off the five meter platform after completing the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Learn to Swim course given at Richardson pool, here, July 20-24. The class is offered once a month and provides soldiers an opportunity to build confidence in their swimming skills. "After completing the class I feel more comfortable with my swimming ability especially in deep water. Before I couldn't even pass five feet without getting scared," said Diaz.

  • 2009 Joint Best Warrior Competition, COB Speicher, Iraq

    Jul 27, 2009

    Soldiers and NCOs in the United States Armed Forces, serving in Multi-National Division-North, compete for the title of Best Warrior, July 27-31, at Contingency Operating Base, Speicher, Iraq. The three day competition will test their physical, mental toughness and showcase their technical and tactical knowledge during a variety of challenges. Please view each Day's Slide Show on the Bottom for highlights.

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition COB, Speicher, Iraq 2009

    Jul 27, 2009

    Joint Best Warrior Competition COB, Speicher, Iraq 2009

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North Part 1

    Jul 27, 2009

    Service members deployed to the brigades and units currently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom in northern Iraq tested their physical and mental limits during a multi-tiered competition to find the best warrior in Multi-National Division - North. The four-day event brought the winners of each brigade and unit's individual best warrior competitions together to find out who is the best warrior in the division. The day's events included a multiple objective fitness challenge followed by a live fire stress shoot.

  • Paratroopers make home away from home

    Jul 26, 2009

    A photo slideshow showing how Paratroopers from 425th BSTB, 4th BCT, 25th ID spend their downtime at Combat Outpost Gorbuz, Afghanistan during their deployment.

  • Water - It does the body good

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Gunnery sergeant of 'Full Metal Jacket' fame visits APG for program called 'Lock n�

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Soldiers and ANP patrol Khost province, Afghanistan

    Jul 24, 2009

    U.S. Soldiers and Afghan National Police patrol two villages in Khost province talking to locals, July 22.

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