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  • Fallen servicemembers brought cross-country to a final rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery serves as a final resting place for generation upon generation of American heroes. Other cemeteries like it house the remains of veterans who have served this country throughout its 233-year history. But what happens when Soldiers from the past aren't given proper honors' Are they destined to rest forever in anonymity' Not if certain groups, like the Missing in America Project, have anything to say about.

  • Remembering the fallen and honoring those who have served

    May 30, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The words were sometimes difficult to find for retired Sgt. 1st Class Don Cook during his visit to the post cemetery on Memorial Day. "... I have feelings when I come here ... I lost good friends." As a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Cook came to remember friends lost in combat, and his perspective offered special poignancy for the more than 80 in attendance at the remembrance ceremony, May 25.

  • Families, Soldiers remember loved ones in lantern floating ceremony

    May 30, 2009

    Standing in knee-deep waters among thousands at Ala Moana Beach Park, Amy Urbina's thoughts were as distant as the cruiseliners and boats dotting the horizon, during the evening of May 25.

  • Local volunteers create rainbows of remembrance for Soldiers

    May 30, 2009

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - Each year before Memorial Day, dozens of senior citizens gather, here, like worker bees to flowers, to participate in an annual patriotic service project - making lei for the gravesites of those interred at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery.

  • Chapels invite children to Crocodile Dock 'Where fearless kids shine God's Light'

    May 30, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel (MPC) and the Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR) Chapel are accepting applications for Vacation Bible School (VBS).

  • The 4th IA MiTT: Helping Iraqis to Improve Iraq

    May 30, 2009

    The 4th IA MiTT works alongside the 4th IA Div. at Forward Operating Base Dagger, just outside of Tikrit, in an advisory role. Their primary function being to assist their IA partners in improving their operations and supporting the Iraqi people within their area of operations.

  • A Scouts 'honor'

    May 30, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Scouts from the local community and post, here -- Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts -- place American flags and lei at the foot of grave sites at the Post Cemetery, here, hours prior to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Installation Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, May 25.

  • Spouses display brawn and brains during GI Jane Day event

    May 30, 2009

    Midway through GI Jane Day, May 23, Josie Dyon and Angie Kennedy were asked what they would tell their husbands at the conclusion of a physically and mentally demanding day of activities.

  • Sparsely attended town hall provides vital community updates

    May 30, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Residents who did not attend the Oahu North Town Hall meeting, Tuesday evening, missed out on getting a great amount of information specifically compiled for their benefit.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM MAKES HISTORICAL JUMP

    May 28, 2009

    U.S. Army Parachute Team makes history for the second time as they jump onto the grounds of the Statue of Liberty.

  • New training aims to reduce suicides -- 2009 trend heading in wrong direction

    May 28, 2009

    Story offers overview on the three phases of Army's new suicide preventive training and notes that the Army's 2009 suicide rate -- if it continues -- will surpass last year's total of 143.

  • Army's new SELF program looks at Soldiers' total well-being

    May 27, 2009

    Tripler Army Medical Center's health clinic at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is the second medical facility Army-wide to implement the SELF program.

  • Six servicemen enshrined during 40th EOD Memorial Ceremony

    May 27, 2009

  • Aviation Branch welcomes new senior NCO

    May 27, 2009

    With the passing of the symbolic NCO sword, Command Sgt. Maj. Tod L. Glidewell became the 12th Aviation Branch senior enlisted NCO.

  • Iraqi Army, Coalition forces remember fallen heroes through sports day

    May 27, 2009

    "Jamban Lej Jamb!" This Arabic phrase, which means "side-by-side," describes the goal for effective partnership that was adopted by the 4th Motor Transport Regiment, 4th Iraqi Army Division and Soldiers of 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. In keeping with the motto, Iraqi and BSB Soldiers honored the fallen heroes of the U.S. Army during a sports day event on Memorial Day, May 25.

  • New PCS program puts customers in driver's seat

    May 26, 2009

    With nearly 200,000 Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves expected in the approaching season, it is important for Department of Defense personnel to note several broad changes to the personal property shipment process.

  • Class 59 graduates from Sergeants Major Academy

    May 26, 2009

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated 614 senior noncommissioned officers from Sergeants Major Course at the Centennial Club on Fort Bliss May 21. Another 30 students graduated earlier this month due to the needs of the Army in the field.

  • Iraqi Police prove ready to assume security responsibility during validation ceremony

    May 23, 2009

    Nine local Iraqi Police stations of the Tikrit district received validation establishing independence from the 342nd Military Police Company, who was responsible for advising the IPs on the security of the district.

  • Honoring the Islands: Fort Shafter Elementary School celebrates May Day

    May 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Students from Fort Shafter Elementary School, here, participated in their annual May Day celebration, May 15. Check out more photos on U.S. Army Garrison-HawaiiAca,!a,,cs Flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usag-hi/sets/.

  • DES Straight Talk: Garrison, AHFH improve quality of life

    May 22, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - In an effort to further improve the quality of life in our communities, Col. Matthew Margotta, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI), chaired a meeting with garrison leaders May 12.

  • Riders must be responsible

    May 22, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Army Hawaii community logged two motorcycle incidents during the past week - one ended in a fatality.

  • Showcase Night gives 'young at art' opportunity to shine

    May 22, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Standing outside her classroom following another nerve-wracking yet successful Student Showcase Night at Wheeler Middle School, art instructor Jennifer Wada-Goode finally had a chance to relax.

  • Army history comes alive at Fort DeRussy during annual event

    May 22, 2009

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - Mike Maranto blew in from the Windy City last week and found the perfect spot to chill in Waikiki, at the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, site of the 10th Annual Living History Day, May 16.

  • Lantern dedications provide a peaceful remembrance of lost loved ones

    May 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 10th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony will take place May 25 and invites people of all cultures and religious backgrounds to come together to cast afloat more than 2,000 candlelit lanterns as a way of peacefully remembering loved ones who have passed.

  • Soap box heroes: Network extension platoon's "Raven Mobile" takes first place for cre

    May 22, 2009

    A team from Company C, 277th Aviation Battalion's network extension platoon took the prize for "most creative" in the Exchange New Car Sales first ever Soap Box Derby May 8 with their raven-themed entry.

  • Fort Myer's Chaplain's Corner

    May 21, 2009

    Chaplain's Corner is a weekly column in the Pentagram managed by Installation Chaplain (LTC) Barry White, whereby multiple chaplains in the National Capital Region provide their commentary on life in the military.

  • Joint services place 'Flags In' at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2009

    Every Memorial Day since 1948, Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) have made their way through Fort Myer's Selfridge Gate, rucksacks filled with American flags.

  • Military officials present book to military children

    May 21, 2009

    The "Children of Valor" book is created to honor the children who have a parent who was killed or died as a result of the War on Terror since 9/11 and now rests in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Gen. Casey's 2009 Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2009

    Chief of Staff Gen. Casey takes a few moments to offer words of support and encouragement for Soldiers, Civilians, contractors and their families around the world as we look toward Memorial Day.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command launches full online presence

    May 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command can now be found on many of your favorite social media Web sites including Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, iReport, LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • 277th Aviation Support Battalion ammo handlers have a blast with EOD

    May 20, 2009

    The ammunition handlers from Headquarters Support Company, 277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade teamed up with Sailors from the Navy Explosive Ordnance Detachment May 11 to dispose of some damaged rockets - by blowing them up.

  • 277th Service Support Activity supplies parts to keep Task Force Falcon moving

    May 20, 2009

    With depots on Contingency Operating Base Speicher and Forward Operating Base Sykes, the Soldiers and civilians of the 277th Aviation Support Battalion's Service Support Activity work around the clock to provide everything from helicopters and HUMVEES to pens and printer paper across the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, setting the standard for Service Support Activity in Iraq.

  • Fox Company, 3-10 GSAB expands air-traffic services, improves airspace safety

    May 20, 2009

    After inheriting one of the most dangerous Army airfields in Iraq, the Air Traffic Controllers of Fox Company, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade have expanded their services to become a ground-control approach facility, making the airfield at Contingency Operating Base Speicher one of the safest in theater.

  • Wolfhounds compete in Best Ranger competition during deployment

    May 20, 2009

    Four Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Division, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division "Wolfhounds", became the first teams from a deployed unit to compete in the Best Ranger Competition during the 2009 event at Fort Benning, Ga, May 8-11.

  • Iraqi Police conduct search, clear farm land in Owja

    May 20, 2009

  • Ad Dujayl Council members meet, propose new sewer systems

    May 20, 2009

    In an attempt to solve this issue for the families of Ad Dujayl and increase their confidence in the Government of Iraq, leaders of the Provincial and City council along with Coalition forces gathered to discuss essential services and projects that will eventually lead to new sewer systems for the people of the city, May 12.

  • Provincial Investment Commission Offers Capital to Tuz Entrepreneurs

    May 20, 2009

    The Salah ad-Din Provincial Investment Commission visited entrepreneurs from Tuz April 30 to discuss potential business partnerships which will further stimulate the city's economic growth and foster an even more stable security situation.

  • Testing of unmanned systems presents challenges

    May 18, 2009

  • Army divers in Hawaii prepare for deep sea mission

    May 18, 2009

    In the Army, engineers routinely fix, tear down and build structures on land. One such team of engineers does their tasks with an added challenge of an air tank strapped to their backs in depths far lower than commercial divers.

  • 'Best of the Best:' 20th Support Command (CBRNE) selects NCO, Soldier of the Year

    May 16, 2009

  • Running for the garrison

    May 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) employees participate in the Garrison Organization Celebration 5K Fun Run/Walk, May 12, at Bowen Park, here. Annually, USAG-HI celebrates its anniversary by hosting weeklong activities, culminating in an organizational picnic, to promote awareness and camaraderie. View more photos on USAG-HI's Flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usag-hi/sets/.

  • Learning a lost art

    May 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Native Hawaiian office and members of the Kapolei Hawaiian Civic Club presented the first first in a series of Hawaiian cultural programs, on the lost art of lei making, May 12. The next program will be a Hula demonstration, June 10, 5:30-7 p.m. Contact the library for more information at 808-655-8002.

  • Residents urged to prepare for hurricanes

    May 15, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - We are very fortunate to live here in Hawaii, but we are not immune to hurricanes and tropical storms that can be devastating to our island paradise. Although hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, it is always a good idea to stay vigilant and be prepared throughout the year.

  • Hawaii honors all military & family members throughout May

    May 15, 2009

    The Military Affairs Council of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, community members and businesses in Hawaii celebrate the military's presence in the Hawaiian Islands throughout May. All service members and their families are invited to take part in the activities offered during the 24th Annual Hawaii Military Appreciation Month (HMAM).

  • The Contemporary Museum celebrates military families with free admission

    May 15, 2009

    HONOLULU - "I always get excited when I come to museums," said 10-year-old family member Rebecca Childers. "I see things I've never seen before."

  • Soldiers serve Army leaders with a smile

    May 15, 2009

    This is a story of the Executive Dining Facility whose Soldiers serve up masterpiece meals to the likes of Secretary Geren.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • NCOs lead the way at USARAK NCO Academy

    May 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers train at the Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Brevard NCO Academy.

  • 25th CAB's TF Diamond Head sharpens combat capabilities at PTA

    May 14, 2009

    FOB Warhorse served as the fictional setting for the final training exercise and CTE Full Spectrum Operations for Soldiers of Task Force Diamond Head which was composed of various elements of each of the 25th CAB's Battalions, as well as select Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Striker Brigade Combat Team. The CTE was the 25th CAB's final comprehensive training event prior to its deployment later this year and was conducted at several training locations, to include PTA.

  • Logistics awards recognize the best in the Army

    May 13, 2009

    Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the Army's 2009 Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Bunco rolls 'big time' at the Tropics during Family Fun Fridays

    May 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 50 Soldiers and family members were ready to roll the dice as they gathered at the Tropics, here, for an exciting game of "Bunco."

  • Keiki learn bike safety

    May 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Brody Christensen, 11, adjusted his helmet and climbed on his bicycle studying the obstacle course in front of him. With a picture of a tricycle emblazoned on his blue T-shirt and the words, "chicks dig my ride" written underneath, Christensen was ready for the bike rodeo.

  • Federal Fire Department and Baskin-Robbins support National Junior Firefighter Program

    May 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Federal Fire Department (FFD) partnered with Baskin-Robbins Corporation, at the main post exchange, here, in support of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) National Junior Firefighter Program, April 29.

  • Warrior Transition Command stands up at Pentagon

    May 12, 2009

    A new command to provide sole guidance and policy for the Army's 36 Warrior Transition Units and the nine Community Based Warrior Transition Units was debuted May 11, in the Pentagon courtyard.

  • Military spouses share their stories of strength and service

    May 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - May 8 is a day for appreciation. On this day we reflect on the heroes that dedicate their lives to the well-being of Soldiers and our nation. These heroes are our military spouses.

  • Sights unseen: Blind veteran reflects on Mount Rainier climb

    May 8, 2009

    Giving combat-injured veterans outdoor adventures has been the mission of "Camp Patriot," a nonprofit organization founded in Montana, since 2006. While most of the outings revolve around hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, the annual Mount Rainier Climb has become the organization's signature event. The third annual climb will take place July 5-10.

  • Commentary: Tobacco use just a form of slow suicide

    May 8, 2009

    It is no great revelation that young people start using tobacco to "fit in," or from peer pressure. Especially in combat units, lighting up, sharing a dip, or stuffing a cheek is a social occasion. Part of the bonding that takes place, especially in a combat zone, involves sharing a habit that is deeply ingrained in our image of Soldiers at war. The tragedy of it all, is that it makes so little sense.

  • Commentary: PT - 'you don't know what you've got till it's gone'

    May 8, 2009

    Physical training is one of the constants of Army service. No matter what you do, no matter where you are stationed, you will get to earn your daily ration of sweat. Soldiers have to be fit to do their jobs.

  • Back to basics in the South African bush

    May 8, 2009

    When evading capture in the South African bush, grassy juice from an impala's stomach quenches thirst. Noisy hippos mean water is nearby, as does sighting an African fish eagle.

  • British and Americans partner to build capacity in Rwanda

    May 8, 2009

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Africa continue to build noncommissioned officer capacity in Rwanda through a partnership effort with British counterparts. During a recent visit to Rwanda, senior U.S. Army Africa NCOs met with British and Rwandan officers to prepare for an upcoming assignment to mentor Rwandan NCOs on leadership.

  • U.S. Army Africa NCO mentors and motivates

    May 8, 2009

    Midday sun beats down upon a long line of Liberian infantry waiting for a ladle-full of palm stew over rice. The soldiers from the Armed Forces of Liberia's Company C, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Brigade, shuffled along the hot, dusty ground, exhausted and soaked in sweat from morning maneuvers.

  • Army saves fuel and lives by bringing new life to an old technology

    May 7, 2009

    The Army is taking steps now to save fuel by revitalizing a 40-year old insulation method. But this method does more than decrease fuel consumption; it also helps save lives.

  • Partnership with NASCAR team brings technology benefits to Soldiers

    May 7, 2009

    The Army has a partnership with NASCAR team Roush-Fenway Racing to discover and test technologies that can transfer from the race track to the battlefield.

  • Brigade, PRT relationship creates opportunity in Salah ad-Din

    May 7, 2009

    Several senior leaders from the U.S. Embassy and Multi-National Corps-Iraq visited Contingency Operating Base Speicher, April 28, to review the progress achieved by the Salah ad-Din Provincial Reconstruction Team.

  • Provincial police in Tikrit train to better serve Salah ad-Din

    May 6, 2009

    Salah ad-Din provincial policemen from the 3rd Emergency Response Unit in Tikrit increased their knowledge of these procedures to better serve the citizens of the province. The policemen trained with Soldiers of Company G, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Forward Operating Base Danger during the last week of April.

  • ISF, CF hit bull's-eye in friendly marksmanship competition

    May 3, 2009

    Everyone was shooting, but no one was hurt when the Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police, the Sons of Iraq and Coalition forces fired AK-47s, M4 carbines, and Glock 9mm pistols together in a friendly shooting tournament at Forward Operating Base Bernstein, Iraq, April 19.

  • Newly elected SaD Provincial Council members visit 3IBCT

    May 3, 2009

    Amidst the whir of band saws and the hum of generators, the Salah ad-Din Province deputy governors and more than 30 newly-elected members of the Provincial Council and their guests learned how U.S. Soldiers and Iraqis are working together for peace and prosperity in the province on contingency operating base Speicher April 20.

  • 8th TSC Soldiers lend support to improve PTA's Kipuka Trail

    May 1, 2009

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - Four Soldiers were just about done with unit training at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) when a different kind of service called.

  • Spouses celebrated in keeping Army strong

    May 1, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their families. Today, more than half the Soldiers serving are married and their spouses continue to routinely put the welfare of their Soldier, family and nation above their own.

  • Everyday heroes honored for outstanding community service

    May 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Members of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) gathered at the Hale, Ikena, here, to recognize the service and accomplishments of some everyday heroes at the 2009 Installation Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, April 23.

  • Army shows muscles at bodybuilding championship

    May 1, 2009

    The best bodybuilders from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines gathered in Hawaii, April 25, for the 26th Annual Armed Forces Hawaii Bodybuilding Championship.

  • New Provincial leadership tours Joint Coordination Center

    May 1, 2009

    The incoming governor of Salah ad Din province brought the provincial leadership to an orientation tour of the Provincial Joint Coordination Center in Tikrit April 23.

  • New medical center opens its doors in Huwaish

    May 1, 2009

    Scores of Iraqi citizens joined city, provincial and coalition leaders March 18 in commemorating the official opening of the Al Huwaish Medical Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Samarra, Iraq.

  • ISF open Joint Coordination Center in Bayji

    May 1, 2009

    After months of coordination, construction and training, the new $500,000 Iraqi-funded Bayji Joint Coordination Center officially opened its doors for business April 12.

  • Former POW provides unique perspective to NCO Academy students

    Apr 29, 2009

    Former Iraq War POW and current APG NCO Instructor at the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools shares experiences with students

  • Engineers Train for Success in Hawaii

    Apr 28, 2009

    A platoon of Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 130th Engineer Brigade, donned their combat gear, climbed aboard humvees and prepared to roll out for their mission April 23 during a training exercise at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Soldiers honed their combat capabilities on the road as they prepare themselves against the threat of improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire downrange in Iraq.

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers Inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Apr 28, 2009

    The U.S. Army-Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club hosted its quarterly induction ceremony, Wednesday at the Hale Ikena here, and also recognized two Dr. Mary E. Walker award recipients. Four new members were inducted into SAMC, which recognizes exemplary performance by noncommissioned officers (NCOs) throughout the Army.

  • Combat Sustainment Soldiers Train For Deployment

    Apr 28, 2009

    One year ago, Soldiers from the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion returned from a long deployment in Iraq. No strangers to training, the Soldiers traveled to Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in April to hone their war fighting capabilities for any future deployments.

  • 'Voices of Men' Informs, Educates Hawaii Soldiers

    Apr 28, 2009

    To the music of "Eye of the Tiger," the feminist, activist Ben Atherton-Zeman took the spotlight at 9th Mission Support Command Auditorium April 22 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, to raise awareness about sexual assault. As part of the nationwide observance this month to raise awareness about one of the country's most under-reported crimes, Defense Department officials have developed initiatives and unconventional teaching methods to help prevent sexual assault.

  • General Passes on Love of Reading

    Apr 28, 2009

    MG Raymond Mason, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command made a special trip to Gustav H. Webling Elementary School, April 17 to promote reading and the month of the military child.

  • Tropic Lightning Security Detachment Donates Books to Local Tikrit Schools

    Apr 27, 2009

    Soldiers with the 25th Special Troops Battalion, 25th Infantry Division's Security Detachment distributed dozens of boxes of text books to several local "primary schools", near Tikrit, Iraq, April 20.

  • The Voices of the CH-47 Chinook

    Apr 27, 2009

    For many first-time passengers, these voices are noises, threatening to deafen unprotected ears and, still, overwhelming even the protected. For the Soldiers and military personnel who operate these aircraft daily on an intimate level, these voices are clear and defined, speaking volumes of information. The CH-47 Chinook Helicopter's remarkable hold over those who know it best.

  • Army Hawaii gives thanks to volunteers

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 25 community volunteers, senior spouses and garrison leadership rallied together the morning of April 20 to kick off the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Volunteer Appreciation Week activities with a special breakfast and shopping event at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) Main Exchange, here.

  • Blue Star Card holders learn to paddle like professionals

    Apr 24, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - Blue Star Card members grabbed paddles and stood next to large stand-up paddleboards at Pokai Bay Beach, April16, for a lesson from the Schofield Barracks Outdoor Recreation Center (ODR).

  • FMWR pools prepared to make a splash this summer

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Opportunities for swimming on the island of Oahu are plentiful whether at the beach or at one of the four Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) swimming pools available to residents of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) communities and Army families stationed here.

  • Pinwheels ignite abuse awareness

    Apr 24, 2009

    HONOLULU - Eli Joor, 8, held the shiny blue metallic pinwheel in his hands and carefully placed it onto the lawn of the State Capitol building here, April 20.

  • Earthday Festival: AHFH promotes sustainable communities

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "When is my interview'" 10-year-old Aaron Washington eagerly inquired, repeatedly. The Solomon Elementary School fourth grader wanted to make certain he would be on-the-record concerning his views about Earth Day. He came prepared to share his environmental wisdom.

  • Community center pool opens at Fort Shafter

    Apr 24, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Residents of Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) have a new amenity to enjoy here.

  • HMR CDC Parade

    Apr 24, 2009

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii -The Child Development Center', here, held a parade, April 16, in honor of Month of the Military Child (MOMC). Escorted by the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii military police and fire department, more than 175 children and parents marched to patriotic songs, blew bubbles and had fun celebrating the military's smallest heroes.

  • 'Take Back the Night' rally brings sexual assault into the spotlight

    Apr 24, 2009

    In a unified effort, nearly 500 servicemembers and civilians completed a 1.8-mile walk and attended a rally designed to bring awareness and promote a stand against sexual assault.

  • 3IBCT Soldiers inspired by visit from heroes

    Apr 24, 2009

    When the two old men arrived their appearance personified a leadership trait that no one could ignore. The Vietnam veterans were humbly dressed in civilian clothes, but still had a core of military bearing, despite having been retired for many years.

  • Iraqis, Soldiers Respond to Vehicle Collision

    Apr 24, 2009

    A day like any other day for several Soldiers serving with the 607th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, instantly halted, as local Iraqis and U.S. military Soldiers took action to administer medical aid to injured Iraqis at a moments notice.

  • From Baltimore to the Army, a tale of marriage

    Apr 23, 2009

    Once upon a time, when a Soldier in the Army wanted to get married there was a good chance he would hear someone say, "If the Army had wanted you to have a wife, it would have issued you one." While the Army certainly didn't issue spouses, its outlook on married soldiers has changed dramatically. Just ask Warrant Officer Steven Kambouris and his wife, Staff Sgt. Adrienne Kambouris-who he met while in the Army.

  • 26 former insurgents reconcile in Tikrit

    Apr 23, 2009

    Members of the Tikrit Reconciliation Committee, including Weil Ibrahim, the Mayor of Tikrit; Col. Emad Nofan, the Tikrit Police District Chief; and Col. Iyad, the Tikrit JCC Chief, reconciled 26 criminals ranging from petty criminals to know terrorists from the Tikrit and Al Alam Police Districts April 5.

  • Iraqi medical personnel learn advanced pre-hospital care

    Apr 23, 2009

    Soldiers of 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division partnered with the Iraqi Ministry of Health to provide a series of training events geared toward creating an emergency medical system program and improving efficiency in pre-hospital care for civilian health professionals from the Tikrit General Hospital and 4th Iraqi Army Division medical personnel.

  • Thirty-five years later

    Apr 23, 2009

    I wasn't very old in April of 1974, but it made a heck-of-an impression on me. That was the year I added the word "tornado" to my vocabulary. It is remembered as "the year of the great tornado outbreak" because of the 148 tornados that were spawned in 13 states over a 16 hour period. I was too young to understand anything but, "hide from the wind." End: There are countless emergency situations that can arise, and when one community is called to help another the best possible scenario is that everyone involved took the time to be prepared.

  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces celebrate Partnership Day

    Apr 23, 2009

    Jazz music performed by the 25th Infantry Division band set the scene as Iraqi and Coalition Forces Soldiers celebrated their 1st Partnership Day with beef bar-b-que, competitive sports and training exercises at Forward Operating Base Dagger, April 9.

  • When Nature plays rough--Part 2

    Apr 23, 2009

    The state of Kentucky was not surprised during the last week of January this year by an incapacitating ice-storm. But while residents in the storms path had adequate warning, many of them did not understand the severity of the warning. Countless people throughout the state were stuck in homes with no heat, electricity, or water, and few options. Area shelters were open to feed thousands of people who were without, and provide shelter to those who needed a warm place to sleep, as temperatures dipped into the teens.

  • When Nature Plays Rough-- part 1

    Apr 23, 2009

    Story was designed to be a "call to action" for disaster preparation by recounting the F5 tornado that hit this area 35 years ago this month. It is a two-part story that ends with the ice storm that crippled most of this state earlier this year. The interviews were with people who were affected by both events, how they handled them, and how they prepare. It includes information from Emergency Management Operations, and talks about "Ready Army."

  • It's great to have a dog in the fight

    Apr 23, 2009

    Thomas and Britt are assigned to the 148th Military Police Detachment and attached to the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division during their deployment. Thomas, a Cincinnati native, a member of the Military Police Corps, went to a special military school to become a dog handler. Britt is what's known as a PEDD - a Patrol/Explosive Detection Dog. That means he can be used for intimidation purposes and sniff out anything from detonation cord to bulk explosives

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