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  • Sisters in Arms: Part of the bigger "team"

    Mar 16, 2016

    U.S. Army Pacific's Sisters in Arms mentorship program opened its doors to guest speaker Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson, who addressed the group at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, March 10.

  • Sea Dragons shape healthy hearts at Pearl Harbor Elementary School

    Feb 26, 2016

    Ten Soldiers with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Pacific, participated as volunteers in Jump Rope for Heart, Feb. 26, 2016, at the Pearl Harbor Elementary School as part of the 94th AAMDC's commitment to community.

  • Show your heart some love and stay heart healthy

    Feb 24, 2016

    Valentine's Day may be over, but that doesn't mean you should ignore your heart the rest of the year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in the United States, 1 in 4 deaths are attributed to heart disease and over 600,000 people die of heart disease annually.

  • SBHC enhances their fight against breast cancer

    Feb 23, 2016

    The U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB) is always looking for ways to enhance the delivery of world-class medical care to their patients. The Mammography Clinic has found a way to advance this mission.

  • Army, Air Force train together in disaster readiness

    Feb 22, 2016

    The 413th Contracting Support Brigade (CSB) hosted U.S. Army-Pacific's disaster training exercise 16 over a two-week period at the 298th Regiment Regional Training Institute in Hawaii, this month.

  • Military Saves Week 2016: Pledges, sessions stress planning

    Feb 22, 2016

    Build up your sense to spend cents wisely by taking part in Military Saves Week, which starts Monday.

  • Gen. Brooks pays his respects to the Swamp Ghost

    Feb 20, 2016

    U.S. Army Pacific commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks visited the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, Feb. 11, to tour the wreckage of a Boeing B-17E heavy bomber recovered from the swamps of Papua New Guinea and hear the story of the nine U.S. Army Air Corps Soldiers who survived the crash and evaded capture for more than a month before being rescued.

  • Army power plant proposed

    Feb 19, 2016

    The Department of the Army announced the signing of a "record of decision" to proceed with Hawaiian Electric's construction and operation of a 50-megawatt biofuel-capable power generation plant, here.

  • AER fundraising campaign eyes upcoming kickoff

    Feb 19, 2016

    AER fundraising campaign eyes upcoming kickoff.

  • IPC residents eligible for annual scholarships

    Feb 19, 2016

    WinnCompanies, the firm providing property management and maintenance services by Island Palm Communities, is celebrating more than four decades in business by offering an amazing scholarship opportunity to residents.

  • Hawaii students move ahead online

    Feb 19, 2016

    Thanks to a grant funded by the Department of Defense Education Activity, there are now two interactive online programs that are available, free of cost, to all students in the 10 Leilehua Complex schools.

  • Army Awards and Decorations Review

    Feb 19, 2016

    FORT KNOX, Ky.- The U.S. Army Human Resources Command's Awards and Decoration Branch is seeking documentation for Silver Star awards that were approved since September 18, 2001 in support of the Global War on Terrorism as part the Department of Defense's Military Decorations and Awards Review.

  • Pacific partners renew promise of support

    Feb 19, 2016

    As the Army's footprint in the Pacific undergoes a massive transformation, the Army Materiel Command's support to the region is keeping pace with the changes and continuing to maintain readiness.

  • First Fridays: Monthly festival opens doors to local culture and art

    Feb 19, 2016

    Find the perfect match of artistry and community every month at First Fridays in the heart of Downtown Honolulu.

  • US Army Pilots train with US Coast Guard Rescue Team

    Feb 16, 2016

    Soldiers of 2-6 Cavalry, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and Coast Guardsman of the Coast Guard Station Barbers Point and Coast Guard Boat Station Honolulu conducted joint over water rescue training off the coast of Honolulu Feb. 16. The training was conducted to prepare Army pilots for interacting with Coast Guard rescue teams in the event of a downed Army aircraft over water. Knowing the Coast Guards processes and procedures are paramount to ensuring a swift and safe recovery.

  • 25th Sustainment Brigade validates 'Water in a Box' airdrop capabilities during Lightning Forge

    Feb 10, 2016

    Sustainment Soldiers, of the 25th Sustainment Brigade, conducted a joint operation with the U.S. Air Force 647th Logistics Readiness Squadron/Combat Mobility Flight utilizing C-17 aircraft to execute a container delivery system supply aerial drop to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Feb. 8. The mission was part of the 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Forge exercise.

  • Army Reserve offers $25,000 bonus for most warrant officer specialties

    Feb 9, 2016

    The Army Reserve needs more warrant officers, a senior leader told 7th Mission Support Command Soldiers.

  • Pro Bowlers Draft at Wheeler

    Jan 28, 2016

    Partnered with the NFL, ESPN and USAA, Garrison, and the 25th Infantry Division hosted the 2016 Pro Bowl Draft in the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's hangers on Wheeler Army Airfield, Jan. 28. The draft party brought Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guard Personnel, family and friends together with the best NFL players in the country to celebrate the draft of this year's Pro Bowl teams.

  • The 2016 Pro Bowl Draft hosted on Wheeler Army Airfield

    Jan 28, 2016

    The 25th Infantry Division in conjunction with U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, hosted the 2016 Pro Bowl Draft in the hangars of the 25th CAB on Wheeler Army Airfield, Jan. 27. "Since 2011, USAA has been the official military appreciation sponsor of the NFL," stated Maj. Gen. Ret. Jason Kamiya, USAA Senior Vice President of Contact Center and Regional Strategy. "Using that platform we launched the "Salute the Service" Campaign, which brings the NFL to military servicemen and women and vice versa."

  • Thinking about having a baby? Tripler offers a new Preconception Health Class

    Jan 13, 2016

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) outpatient clinic is now offering a new preconception health class for families who are thinking about starting or expanding their family, but are not currently pregnant.

  • Fort Shafter Veterinary Treatment Facility ready to re-open for business

    Jan 11, 2016

    The Fort Shafter Veterinary Treatment Facility, which has been closed for renovations over the past year, is scheduled to re-open for business on January 19, 2016.

  • 25th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers Volunteer at Kahuku High School

    Jan 11, 2016

    More than 30 Soldiers from the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 25th Sustainment Brigade, participated in a campus maintenance project at Kahuku High and Intermediate School, Jan. 9. The project was a chance for troops to give back and get involved with their local community.

  • PACOM's future strategic leaders kick off Young Alaka'i leader development program

    Jan 11, 2016

    Thirty-four proven and selected mid-grade leaders from across the U.S. Pacific Command AOR gather for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command-hosted Young Alaka'i leader development program, Jan. 10-16, 2016.

  • Clinic offers advice on making healthy lifestyle improvements

    Jan 4, 2016

    Another new year is about to begin and resolutions are being made. Is going on a diet, losing weight and being healthier at the top of your list again or for the first time?

  • US Army Pacific Seasons Greetings

    Dec 22, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, United States Army Pacific Commanding General, and Command Sgt. Maj. Bryant C. Lambert, USARPAC Command Sergeant Major, addresses USARPAC Soldiers, civilians, and their families during the 2015 Holiday Season.

  • 2015-2016 Holiday Safety Message

    Dec 21, 2015

    I would like to wish every one of you a safe and prosperous holiday season.

  • Senior contracting leadership visits Hawaii

    Dec 11, 2015

    Senior contracting leaders from the Army and Air Force visited Hawaii during a command visit to the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility that included stops in Alaska, Korea and Japan.

  • Updated Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report rating forms available online

    Dec 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command announced Monday the availability of the DA Form 2166-9 series, the revised Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report, and its activation in the web-based Evaluation Entry System.

  • The Day We Were Forever Changed

    Dec 8, 2015

    FORT DERUSSY, HAWAII -- "No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will, through their righteous might, win through to absolute victory." -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt. With these now-famous words, Roosevelt ensured victory to the American people and motivated Soldiers to find the strength to overcome adversity after the attack on Oahu Dec. 7, 1941.

  • A day in the life of warriors in transition

    Dec 7, 2015

    The Warrior Transition Battalion demonstrated what Soldiers can expect when transitioning to the WTB during the event "A Day in the Life of a Soldier in Transition," part of Warrior Care Month, Nov. 24.

  • Wheeler Bowling Center transforms into 'Hangar'

    Dec 7, 2015

    The new Hangar Entertainment Center celebrated its grand opening, Dec. 2, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, free bowling, refreshments and giveaways for approximately 60 Soldiers, civilians and family members.

  • IPC expands solar effort

    Dec 7, 2015

    Island Palm Communities, in partnership with U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, is excited to expand its renewable energy program.

  • What does a sexual offender look, sound, act like?

    Dec 4, 2015

    What does a sexual offender look like?

  • Warrior Care Month highlights WTB Soldier strength

    Dec 2, 2015

    Over the past month, Warrior Transition Battalion-Hawaii has hosted numerous events and functions in support of Warrior Care Month.

  • Ilima Intermediate learns Career Day goal-setting

    Dec 2, 2015

    Ilima Intermediate School's students received a glimpse of their potential futures at the school's Career Day, Nov. 17.

  • Change agents collaborate to improve the Army quality of life

    Nov 20, 2015

    Nearly 50 delegates representing all ranks of the Army, family members, and Department of the Army civilians joined forces at this week's annual Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference to address ways to improve the quality of life in the U.S. Army.

  • ASAP offers 'Prime-For-Life' program

    Nov 20, 2015

    Happy Holidays. It's that time of year again when some Soldiers engage in high-risk behavior. It's also a good time to make a change.

  • Warrior talks values with future generation

    Oct 28, 2015

    When Soldiers have the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of those they serve, they see it as a privilege and honor. Being a volunteer is the very core of how the Army is staffed. It is a way for Soldiers to give back to and take care of their host community. It is also a way for them to show both the American people and countries abroad the commitment the Army has to those it serves, even during peacetime.

  • Tripler begins room service dining

    Oct 27, 2015

    Tripler's Nutrition Care Division (NCD) began offering room service dining for in-patients on Oct. 27, 2015. Tripler's priority of providing patients with high-quality, personalized care continues with this new program. Tripler patients will now enjoy a similar dining experience to the room service guests receive at hotels.

  • Take a Stand! against complacency on workplace safety

    Aug 24, 2015

    Workplace safety is about preventing injuries and protecting the health of Soldiers, civilians and contractors by ensuring safe and healthy workplaces, whether it's in a Fort Shafter Flats office building or in the middle of a Schofield Barracks construction worksite.

  • EFMP activates new action team

    Aug 24, 2015

    Army families should be aware that changes have been made at the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP).

  • ALA Hawaii Show fuels local food products worldwide

    Aug 24, 2015

    It started 18 years ago with about a handful of businesses and a desire make local products more readily available to Hawaii's military community.

  • USAG-HI provides opportunities to adopt chickens


    Jul 24, 2015

    It's unclear how they got, here, but hundreds of chickens have come home to roost at the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks.

  • USARHAW SHARP summits focus on examining biases

    Jul 24, 2015

    The Army is in the midst of a major culture change as it strives to eliminate sexual assault from its ranks.

  • Summit draws Soldiers, others

    Jul 24, 2015

    Hawaii's first Transition Summit for Soldiers, family members and veterans rolled into action here, July 7 and 8, with expert panels, workshops, a networking event and a hiring fair -- all aimed at connecting service members with private-sector companies looking to hire.

  • Preventing suicides is everyone's responsibility

    Jul 24, 2015

    Suicide prevention is a concern for all Soldiers and family members.

  • DPW to monitor energy usage

    Jul 24, 2015

    Hawaii's yearlong tropical environment creates conditions for Soldiers, family members and civilian employees to use energy more than average.

  • Driving while 'intexicated' is expensive

    Jul 24, 2015

    Maybe you've taken evasive action because another driver was more interested in thumbing away on his phone than what's happening on the road.

  • USAG-HI welcomes its new deputy commander

    Jul 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii welcomed its newest top civilian official to the island earlier this month, but Deputy Garrison Commander Leonard Housley is no stranger to Hawaii.

  • OPM announces steps to protect workers from cyber threats

    Jul 13, 2015

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has announced the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those impacted.

  • Hawaii Transition Summit kicks off July 7-8

    Jul 2, 2015

    Soldiers transitioning from the Army, family members and veterans have an opportunity to meet nearly 100 potential employers, here, July 7-8, at the Hawaii Transition Summit.

  • It's permanent change of station time of year

    Jul 2, 2015

    The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, "The only constant is change."

  • IMCOM region leadership forum fosters teenagers

    Jul 2, 2015

    Twenty-six teenagers gathered in Hawaii, not to swim and snorkel, but to develop their leadership and team-building skills during the 2015 Installation Management Command-Pacific Region Youth Leadership Forum, June 13-18.

  • CYS workshop teaches child care skills, marketing

    Jun 26, 2015

    What sets a super sitter apart from an ordinary baby-sitter?

  • IPC on its way to exceeding DOD energy mandates

    Jun 26, 2015

    Since Island Palm Communities (IPC) development got underway in 2004, it has gained a lot of momentum in the area of energy efficiency.

  • Collective Soul to headline Fourth of July Spectacular

    Jun 26, 2015

    Ed Roland is no stranger to Oahu.

  • Wellness Center nears completion

    Jun 26, 2015

    Are you considering making changes toward a healthier you, but need that "push" to get you started and keep you going?

  • SDDC provides claims info for damaged, delayed personal property shipments

    Jun 25, 2015

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, (June 24, 2015) -- Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Personal Property directorate sent an advisory today to all Personal Property Shipping Offices and Department of Defense Household Goods Approved Transportation Service Providers containing important information about the claims process for damaged or delayed personal property and personally owned vehicle shipments.

  • Officials urge public to plan ahead for hurricanes

    Jun 12, 2015

    Forecasters in Hawaii are predicting a continuation of El Nino weather conditions through the autumn of 2015 and into the beginning of 2016 -- and they are warning that this could have an impact on the hurricane season here.

  • FEMA suggests pet protection tips

    Jun 12, 2015

    As we're in hurricane season, it's time to begin thinking about how to better prepare your loved ones, including those we call our pets.

  • Army, DOE demonstrate school partnership success

    Jun 12, 2015

    Leaders from the Army and the Hawaii State Department of Education met at the Nehelani, here, May 11, to reinforce the bond between the Army and its partner schools and to discuss ways the Army and the DOE could improve those schools.

  • Do you know how to ship a car from Hawaii?

    Jun 12, 2015

    Q -- Dear JAG, I'm PCSing this summer and will need to ship my new car. I bought it here and I've never had to ship a vehicle. I'm concerned the shipping company will damage it. Can you give any tips to help make shipping my car as painless as possible? Sincerely, Pvt. Hot Wheels

  • PIIP avoids wasted critical energies perspective

    Jun 12, 2015

    Have you ever had so much anxiety about a situation that you got stuck and were not able to focus or take action?

  • Safe motorcycling is a lifetime of learning, experience

    Jun 12, 2015

    "You learn something new every day" is the old adage.

  • Soldiers lost at West Loch remembered

    Jun 12, 2015

    Everyone has heard of the surprise attack on Dec. 7, 1941, but few know about the second disaster at Pearl Harbor.

  • Safe motorcycling is making good choices

    Jun 12, 2015

    About half of all motorcycle accidents happen because of choices made by the rider.

  • A day to reflect upon the fallen unites a community

    Jun 12, 2015

    Almost 200 Soldiers, veterans, family members and community members gathered, Monday, for what was described in a previous year as a "solemn celebration of freedom … and a commemoration of those who have fallen, and those who have served."

  • Memorial Day engages all age groups

    Jun 12, 2015

    It's become a tradition, an annual collected effort symbolizing community service and patriotic pride that brings together civilian members of all ages for Memorial Day.

  • Army gives Soldiers time for personal, professional goals

    Jun 12, 2015

    The Army's Career Intermission Pilot Program is back for another iteration and has been extended through Dec. 31, 2019.

  • Hale Koa guest returns to thank those who saved his life

    Jun 12, 2015

    A guest of the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki returned to the hotel 13 days after suffering a cardiac arrest to thank the people who saved his life.

  • USAG-HI wins Historic Hawaii Foundation awards

    Jun 12, 2015

    The Historic Hawaii Foundation honored U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii with two awards, May 29, at its annual Preservation Honor Awards ceremony.

  • National organizations recognize Schofield pilot project

    Jun 12, 2015

    A strong Army is prepared, and the key to being prepared is having a well-thought-out plan. This is true whether the mission involves combat, responding to natural disasters or deployments.

  • New homes under construction at Tripler, Schofield

    Jun 12, 2015

    Out of sight, but not out of mind is the construction of Island Palm Communities' Rainbow Village neighborhood situated above Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • Walk-in STI clinic provides confidentiality screenings, testing, education

    Jun 12, 2015

    "Sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, among warriors and the community in which they live, have probably existed since antiquity.

  • Vacation Bible School underway

    Jun 12, 2015

    Vacation Bible School is currently underway and has been taking place this week from 9 a.m to noon at Main Post Chape, here.

  • TRICARE Nurse Advice Line a 'great resource' to Hawaii beneficiaries

    Jun 11, 2015

    It always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time or place. A worrisome health issue comes up and you've got questions. If only you had a medical professional standing by to answer your immediate questions over the phone no matter when or where. Enter - the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line.

  • Post works to oust pesky coconut rhinoceros beetle

    May 18, 2015

    Within the last year, two new insect pests, the coconut rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros, or CRB) and the little fire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata, or LFA) have arrived and spread on O'ahu.

  • Governor recognizes importance of military in Hawaii

    May 15, 2015

    Elected officials, business leaders and military personnel gathered at the state capitol, Friday, to formally declare May to be Military Appreciation Month at a ceremony co-hosted by Hawaii Gov. David Ige and the Hawaii Military Affairs Council.

  • Gift giving has value limits w/o pressure

    May 15, 2015

    Dear JAG, I'm a company commander, and my battalion is changing command next week. I haven't thought about a gift because of my focus on my Soldiers and their mission.

  • Leader development a priority for the garrison

    May 15, 2015

    "It's been a long journey, but well worth the trip!"

  • Army technology safely destroys historic munitions

    May 15, 2015

    Army officials announced the successful destruction of 10 historic munitions, here, using the Army's transportable Explosive Destruction System (EDS).

  • Army wraps up Schofield range prescribed burn

    May 15, 2015

    Army officials announced May 13 was the last day of active burning for the annual prescribed burn, here, at the training range complex.

  • Key strategies help you ride safely on a motorcycle

    May 15, 2015

    Riding a motorcycle is always a risky activity.

  • Thrift Shop offers support with its sales, donations

    May 12, 2015

    Whether you're looking to stock your home on a budget or on the hunt for hidden treasure, the Hui 'O Na Wahine Thrift Shop may have it -- for a fraction of the retail price.

  • Spouses club awards $120,000 to help Soldiers, families

    May 12, 2015

    The Hui 'O Na Wahine, Schofield Barracks All Ranks Spouses Club, awarded $120,000, recently, at a ceremony at the Hui Thrift Shop, here.

  • Military-impacted schools striving toward accreditation

    May 12, 2015

    Sept. 18, 2012, the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) approved a Department of Education (DOE) five-year project to ensure all public schools are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

  • Expedited transfers have 72 hours toward action

    May 8, 2015

    Often, victims of sexual assault find returning to their work areas a challenge after reporting a sexual assault, particularly when the alleged offender is in the same unit or has regular contact with the victim's unit.

  • Comments sought on proposed power plant

    May 8, 2015

    The Army invites the public to provide input on the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the construction and operation of a 50-megawatt multi-fuel bio-fuel capable power generation plant, here.

  • Hawaii's consumer protection laws protect buyers of used cars

    May 8, 2015

    Thinking about buying a new car in Hawaii?

  • Motorcycle and auto safety differ on some points

    May 8, 2015

    There are two critical differences between cars and motorcycles.

  • Army takes action against summer wildfires

    May 8, 2015

    Army officials are taking action against wildfires by conducting an annual prescribed burn of the Schofield Barracks training range complex, beginning Monday, May 11.

  • Tax Center clients received over $4.5 million in tax refunds

    May 8, 2015

    Of all the difficult situations Soldiers prepare for --combat, natural disasters, long deployments away from family -- perhaps the most under-appreciated is delivering bad news about a tax return.

  • Believing, assisting sexual assault victims is important

    Apr 17, 2015

    The types of questions, above, among many others, have routinely plagued sexual assault victims after they have found the courage to come forward and confide to someone they trust about the crime committed against them.

  • Effective problem solving helps us develop mental agility

    Apr 17, 2015

    Have you ever solved a problem, only to have to solve it again next week or next month?

  • PT in the Park makes morning of make believe

    Apr 17, 2015

    Walt Disney once said that "you can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."

  • USARHAW celebrates strength of National Volunteer Week

    Apr 17, 2015

    Hundreds of organizations within the U.S. Army-Hawaii community rely on the service of volunteers.

  • Innovative technology destroys old munitions

    Apr 17, 2015

    Army officials have brought a state-of-the-art system, here, to destroy several historic munitions, beginning in late April.

  • SHARP team engaging community throughout April

    Apr 17, 2015

    U.S. Army-Hawaii's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) is in full swing following a proclamation signing, earlier this month, at the USARHAW SHARP Resource Center engaging Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and family members alike with SHARP events throughout Hawaii, both on and off the installation.

  • Ceremony honors 'hands that serve, hearts that care'

    Apr 17, 2015

    Connecting, making a difference in the community, helping -- there are many reasons for volunteering.

  • Volunteer service gets recognized with inaugural 'Na Koa Award'

    Apr 17, 2015

    A dozen exemplary volunteers were awarded the inaugural U.S. Army-Hawaii Na Koa Award at the Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, April 14, at the Nehelani.