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  • September is for preparedness

    Sep 23, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Emergencies affect hundreds of people every year.

  • Gold Star moms to be honored

    Sep 17, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army officials invite the community to take part in honoring the mothers of fallen service members at a ceremony in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Sept. 29, at 11:30 a.m.

  • Hawaii is an endurance athlete's picture of paradise

    Sep 17, 2013

    HONOLULU -- With year-round sunshine, miles of scenic coastline and temperatures that average in the mid-70s, even during the "winter" months, Hawaii is an idyllic setting for endurance sports.

  • Native Hawaii Liaison contract to end

    Sep 17, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Due to sequestration and budget reductions for the upcoming fiscal year, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is unable to continue its Native Hawaiian Liaison contract.

  • Knowing trouble indicators can help save lives

    Sep 17, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- We must watch signs.

  • Digital town hall to offer direct communication links

    Sep 13, 2013

    Army Hawaii's Soldiers and families are invited to participate in the upcoming Facebook Town Hall, 1-2:30 p.m., Sept. 11, to get answers for community-wide concerns.

  • Military, HIDOE foster partnership to build leaders

    Sep 9, 2013

    Legislators, senior military officials, educators, community leaders and other distinguished guests joined together inside The Salvation Army-Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, here, Aug. 29, to take part in the 12th annual Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF).

  • USAG-HI's Nakasone named Outstanding Military Contributor

    Sep 9, 2013

    A highlight of the annual Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF) is the awarding of the prestigious Outstanding Military and Civilian Contributor commendation awards.

  • Canoe regatta doubles as PT for Wounded Warriors

    Sep 9, 2013

    Sunday morning the stretch of beach, here, was abuzz with the usual traffic of locals and tourists alike headed out for a day of surf, sand and sun.

  • Army finalizes plan to conduct marine study

    Sep 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army has finalized its plan to study marine resources at Makua Beach and surrounding areas.

  • Army to construct PTA infantry platoon battle course

    Sep 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army published the record of decision (ROD) to construct and operate a modern Infantry Platoon Battle Course (IPBC) and associated infrastructure to support current and future Army training requirements at Pōhakuloa Training Area, Hawaiʻi.

  • Aloha Festivals 2013: Annual September events highlight Hawaiian culture

    Sep 6, 2013

    Created in 1946 as Aloha Week, what is known today as Aloha Festivals has historically been a celebration of Hawai'i's music, dance and history that is intended to display these uniquely Hawaiian art forms to visitors.

  • School surveys worth millions for Hawaii schools

    Sep 6, 2013

    On Wednesday (Sept. 4), all Hawaii public school students brought home a federal survey card for their parents to complete and return to school the next day.

  • MWR 'Idol' style contest on tap

    Sep 6, 2013

    Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Operation Rising Star registration is underway until Oct. 4, at the Nehelani, here.

  • UH offers military discount

    Sep 6, 2013

    Active duty military, DOD civilians, reservists and retired members of the military will receive 50 percent off select adult tickets (eight maximum) to all University of Hawaii at Manoa regular-season, home sporting events (football, women's volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's volleyball and baseball) during the 2013-14 seasons.

  • Waianae JROTC places in top three events of Org. Day

    Sep 6, 2013

    There's a new kind of energy on the West Coast, and it's clearly evident in Wai'anae's JROTC cadets.

  • S.A.D.D.--Volunteers are on call to help you get home safe

    Sep 6, 2013

    Another weekend is upon us, and that means folks around the island are getting ready to enjoy the beach barbecues, backyard cookouts and parties with friends.

  • Cub Scouts prepare for emergencies

    Aug 15, 2013

    More than 25 Cub Scouts from Pack 176 passed American Red Cross first aid training, Aug. 5, here, while in the process of earning Emergency Preparedness Badges.

  • USAG-HI, IPC focus on creating safer communities

    Aug 15, 2013

    Ice cream, giant inflatable bounce houses, real-life fire trucks and a movie played on an enormous outdoor screen set the stage for a summer afternoon most children fantasize about.

  • Soldiers dive to new depths with Outdoor Rec course

    Aug 15, 2013

    Surfing Hawaii's ocean waters or gliding over the glassy Pacific in a canoe are both exhilarating experiences unique to living on an island, but sometimes, a person wants to explore what lies beneath.

  • Construction continues, IPC readies new AMR homes

    Aug 15, 2013

    Summer has come and nearly gone for construction teams working tirelessly to complete new homes for families.

  • Annual festival spotlights safety awareness, Aug. 6

    Aug 1, 2013

    A fun-filled evening is planned for families at the annual National Night Out celebration to be held 4 p.m., Aug. 6, at the Kaena Community Center, here.

  • JSC preparations underway

    Aug 1, 2013

    Operation HOOAH! is in full swing, here, as the Army takes the lead on this year's Joint Spouses Conference, which will be held at the Nehelani, Saturday, Oct. 5.

  • School starts Aug. 5

    Aug 1, 2013

    Back-to-school season is always a busy time for parents and students.

  • Program promotes fun, safe activities for single Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army offers vast opportunities to the brave men and women who choose to enlist in its ranks and serve their country.

  • Residents advised to prepare for Tropical Storm Flossie

    Jul 29, 2013

    Tropic Storm Flossie is expected to make landfall on Oahu later this evening, July 29.

  • Fields of Dreams: A revamped Stoneman Athletic Complex opens for play

    Jul 22, 2013

    Sports fanatics, young and old, are familiar with the 1989 classic "Field of Dreams." The baseball flick is an essential for their home theater collections and often ranks among their top five picks for greatest sports films ever made.

  • Army Community Service honors 48-year history

    Jul 22, 2013

    For generations, Army spouses have operated lending closets and thrift shops, raised funds to help the needy, assisted in emergencies, taught and trained the inexperienced, provided care and comfort to the ill and bereaved, and, through a grassroots understanding of the Army community, contributed significantly to its stability.

  • Hula appreciation gains: Hula hālau take root across the world

    Jul 22, 2013

    People across the world have come to know and love hula, the traditional Hawaiian dance form, which, according to Kumu Hula Paulani Kauila, "is a form of storytelling, where the expression of a story is told through the dancer."

  • On-post population can receive emergency alerts via text, email

    Jul 16, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has added a new technology to its family of emergency message and dissemination techniques: Nixle.

  • Garrison commander thanks community for July 4th

    Jul 16, 2013

    A very special mahalo to our U.S. Army Garrison community and sister services for your tremendous support and participation in this year's 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks.

  • Survivors unveil quilted remembrance of fallen

    Jul 15, 2013

    Members from families of fallen warriors unveiled, for the first time, a quilted American flag honoring fallen warriors of the Hawaii and the Pacific region at the Fourth of July Spectacular celebration, here, July 4.

  • IPC encourages planning to ease clearing quarters stress

    Jul 15, 2013

    Whether you are transferring to a new duty station, retiring or moving off-post, your lease agreement with Island Palm Communities requires you to notify your community center in writing no less than 28 days prior to vacating your home.

  • Education Priority: Work begins on Hale Kula renovation and expansion

    Jul 9, 2013

    Monday marked a pivotal moment in Hale Kula Elementary School's 54-year history when teachers, students and honorable guests gathered at the school, here, for a groundbreaking ceremony to begin a much-needed renovation and expansion of the campus.

  • Hawaii's commissaries are found as 'most valuable' in world

    Jul 9, 2013

    The latest formal Price Comparison Study, issued by the Defense Commissary Agency in June, reports Hawaii's commissaries lead the world in customer savings.

  • Big Brother or Big Sister military-keiki mentoring offered

    Jul 9, 2013

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters Hawaii (BBBS) is partnering with schools, corporations and others in the community to pair children ("Littles") with carefully screened and trained volunteer mentors ("Bigs") to change lives for the better, forever.

  • Garrison celebrates nation's birthday with a bang

    Jun 28, 2013

    The countdown is on for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's 42nd annual 4th of July Spectacular, set to take place once again on Weyand Field, here, July 4.

  • Traffic roundabout makes unofficial debut July 4 near Schofield Barracks' Macomb Gate

    Jun 28, 2013

    Construction crews are gearing up to complete a new traffic roundabout near Macomb Gate, here.

  • Hula Ho'olauna festival to unite Hawaiian, Japanese cultures

    Jun 28, 2013

    The 12th annual Hula Ho'olauna Aloha festival will once again bring together Japan and Hawai'i in honor of hula's traditional customs and vibrant culture for a weekend-long celebration.

  • Iolani Palace's rich history on display for military

    Jun 21, 2013

    'Iolani Palace is one of more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense (DOD).

  • IPC residents awarded $4,000 in academic scholarships

    Jun 21, 2013

    Four Island Palm Communities (IPC) residents are the recipients of a WinnCompanies WinningEdge Scholarship.

  • Fort Shafter teen prepares for national spotlight

    Jun 21, 2013

    Palm Circle, here, has been host to numerous world leaders over the years -- FDR, Secretary of War (and eventually president) William Howard Taft, Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Navy Adm. Chester Nimitz.

  • DA officer selected as employee of the quarter

    Jun 21, 2013

    Department of the Army police officer Brian Mabry was named employee of the quarter, here.

  • Army to host July 4th event for military, families

    Jun 14, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will host a July 4th celebration, here, for military members and their families to pay tribute to their contributions in the defense of freedom.

  • USAG-HI infrastructure improves

    Jun 10, 2013

    If you've lived in Hawaii longer than a week, you're well aware that U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii installations have been experiencing a whirlwind of road construction, closures and detours.

  • DFACs will open to patrons for Army birthday observance

    Jun 10, 2013

    This year, the Army's birthday falls on an Aloha Friday, and the senior commands want to provide Soldiers, families and authorized civilian employees the opportunity to dine with the Army's finest culinary teams.

  • Hawaii's outdoor activities include learning risks

    Jun 10, 2013

    Now that summer is underway (Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, was the unofficial launch of the season), it's time to bust out the swimsuits, pack up the car and head out to one of Hawaii's many beaches for a day of fun in the sun.

  • Camp Erdman assistance available for military keiki

    Jun 10, 2013

    Thanks to a generous donation from the Bank of Hawaii, financial assistance is now available for military families in addition to current military, sibling and YMCA membership Camp Erdman discounts.

  • Weekend celebrations honor King Kamehameha I

    Jun 10, 2013

    Events leading to June 11th, the official Kamehameha Day state holiday, are underway this weekend in Honolulu.

  • On-post schools request community council volunteers

    Jun 10, 2013

    Most parents of children attending a Hawaii public school have never heard of a school community council (SCC).

  • Garrison trains for hurricane season with HUREX

    Jun 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be conducting its annual hurricane exercise called Makani Pahili, meaning "Strong Winds," from May 29-June 6.

  • Hawaii museums offer free summer military admission

    Jun 4, 2013

    The Honolulu Museum of Art has announced that for the fourth year it is participating in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.

  • Learning about EFMP is essential for all Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2013

    Staff Sgt. "Kilroy" reflected on when he learned the importance of registering his family with the Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP.

  • Communication 'Heart Camp' offers military families scholarships

    Jun 4, 2013

    When parents and children are struggling with each other, neither is getting their needs met.

  • Conservation of post water is necessary on post, island

    Jun 4, 2013

    Between daily use of toilets, showers, washing machines, dishwashers, and bathroom and kitchen faucets, we take the steady supply of clean freshwater for granted -- until it runs out.

  • Memorial Day observed at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery

    Jun 4, 2013

    Reminders of America's history of sacrifice were voiced at Memorial Day ceremonies, here, and throughout the nation, May 27.

  • 'Hawaiian Grammys' are Saturday

    May 24, 2013

    Every year, the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Arts hosts a spectacular awards show honoring the best of Hawai'i's music; the show is known as the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards.

  • IPC signs new resident utilities billing provider

    May 24, 2013

    Minol Inc. has been contracted by Island Palm Communities (IPC) to provide resident utility billing services, effective with the June 2013 billing period.

  • The past takes on a livelier look

    May 24, 2013

    The U.S. Army Museum Hawaii celebrated Armed Forces Day with Living History Day at Battery Randolph, here, Saturday.

  • Inaugural CSM Kwon scholarships presented

    May 24, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (May 24, 2013) -- Honoring years of service to the school and community, the first Harry Kwon Scholarships were awarded at May Day ceremonies, here, May 17.

  • Fed DOE endorses Hawaii's guidelines

    May 24, 2013

    The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is pleased to announce it has received federal approval for a new Strive HI Performance System designed to ensure all students graduate college- and career-ready.

  • Virtual forum offers real answers

    May 24, 2013

    Soldiers and families stationed on U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's installations are encouraged to share community-wide concerns during the upcoming Facebook Town Hall, 6-7:30 p.m., May 28.

  • SOS Memorial honors fallen

    May 24, 2013

    About a dozen survivors of service members who died while on duty and about 30 supporters and onlookers gathered in the Hale Koa Hotel, May 16, 2013, to dedicate a Memorial Day display honoring those fallen.

  • Hurricane & disaster preparedness must take place now, before season begins

    May 17, 2013

    As hurricane season bears down on the Pacific, from June 1 to Nov. 30, the time to prepare for a possible disaster is now.

  • Graves reveal SB history

    May 17, 2013

    Cemeteries are quiet windows on the past, and the Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery has had some interesting additions -- and subtractions -- since informally established around 1909, and officially dedicated in 1912, when the first grave was filled.

  • Army Museum brings history to life May 18

    May 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii and Hawaii Army Museum Society at Fort DeRussy is honoring the men and women of our nation's armed forces with its Annual Living History Day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 18, 2013.

  • School assignments show multiple changes this fall

    May 13, 2013

    In the fall, as students return to school, Aug. 5, 2013, there will be multiple changes to where elementary children are required to attend school.

  • Summer camps crafted for military youth offered

    May 13, 2013

    Operation Military Kids (OMK), in collaboration with the YMCA of Honolulu Camp Erdman, is offering two upcoming summer camps for military youth.

  • Hui `O Na Wahine awards welfare grants

    May 10, 2013

    The Hui `O Na Wahine all-ranks army spouses club is proud to announce its support of 22 local organization through grants for a total of $64,000, May 10, 2013.

  • Hundreds attend annual IPC Kalakaua Earth Day Festival

    May 3, 2013

    Earth Month at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii culminated with a grand Earth Day Festival, here, that brought together hundreds of families to learn about Hawaii's natural environment, April 24, 2013.

  • Hui hosts 'Here's Looking at You' spouses club gathering

    May 3, 2013

    The Hui `O Na Wahine all-ranks army spouses club is hosting a luncheon at the Nehelani, May 16, 2013, to recap and remember all that the club has accomplished this year.

  • Hawaiian concert series will offer cultural insights

    May 3, 2013

    Hawaiian music is known and celebrated across the world.

  • ACS target jobs, work Hawaiian style

    May 3, 2013

    Army wife Ashlyn Dickson moved to Hawaii with her husband two days before Christmas last year.

  • Hawaii Army Tax Centers end busy season

    May 3, 2013

    The Hawaii Army Tax Centers officially closed, April 26, 2013, with a ceremony commemorating their success and recognizing the 42 Soldiers who prepared thousands of tax returns and generated millions of dollars in refunds.

  • Waianae JROTC distinguishes itself

    Apr 29, 2013

    Months before the start of the school year, some students began working hard towards living up to the JROTC motto, "To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens."

  • DPW releases area water quality reports

    Apr 29, 2013

    Annual water quality reports for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii water systems are now available for review on the USAG-HI Sustainability and Environmental Management website.

  • May Day embraced as 'Lei Day' with island accents

    Apr 26, 2013

    HONOLULU (April 26, 2013) -- It is often the first gesture of aloha newcomers to the islands encounter: the lei greeting.

  • Schofield's Hale Kula teachers selected for honors

    Apr 26, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (April 26, 2013) -- Exemplifying the phrase "lifelong learner," three Hale Kula Elementary School teachers have been selected from hundreds of qualified candidates to further their professional growth.

  • Celebrating Month of the Military Child

    Apr 26, 2013

    HONOLULU (April 26, 2013) -- Moanalua Elementary School celebrates the Month of the Military Child with a special breakfast for all military families.

  • Hale Kula field trip takes learning to an exciting new level

    Apr 26, 2013

    Nearly 150 Hale Kula Elementary School second-graders descended onto the sleepy North Shore town of Haleiwa in the early hours April 22.

  • Ancient Hawaiians lived Earth Day values

    Apr 18, 2013

    The practices of mālama `āina (care for the land) and mālama kai (care for the sea) have become very popular in Hawai`i, but they are part of a larger tradition known as Aloha `Āina -- love of the land.

  • Curbside recycling upgraded

    Apr 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (April 18, 2013) -- New and improved recycling bins and the ability to recycle a greater variety of materials curbside are coming soon to your neighborhood.

  • Hale Kula keiki are engaged, motivated

    Apr 12, 2013

    Hale Kula Elementary School was the first stop for U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono on her tour, Schofield Barracks, April 3.

  • Career Fair aids military spouses on Hawaii jobs

    Apr 12, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (April 12, 2013) -- Job seekers will receive a unique local perspective at the Military Spouse Career Forum at the Nehelani, here, April 26.

  • State Senate salutes local volunteerism

    Apr 12, 2013

    The Hawaii State Senate honored all branches of the U.S. armed services in Hawaii for their volunteerism in public schools across the state with a Certificate of Recognition ceremony at the State Capitol, in Honolulu, April 5, 2013.

  • April starts distracted driving campaign

    Apr 12, 2013

    Honolulu Gov. Neil Abercrombie has proclaimed the month of April "Distracted Driving Awareness Month" in Hawaii, thereby announcing a monthlong distracted driving awareness campaign throughout the state

  • New senior commander named

    Apr 12, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Kurt Fuller is the new senior commander of all Army installations in Hawaii, effective April 5.

  • Hoop Demons

    Apr 5, 2013

    Here's a pop quiz: What sport leads all others in injuries for troops in combat theaters? The answer may surprise you - it's basketball. Nearly 300 basketball-related accidents were reported to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center between fiscal 2008 and 2012, and the cost associated with those accidents was more than $1.5 million! And it's no secret that many more basketball injuries go unreported. I realized anyone is susceptible to these injuries when I became a victim of the hoop demon during my second tour in Iraq.

  • State legislature salutes Hawaii's military keiki

    Apr 5, 2013

    The Hawaii State House of Representatives approved a House Resolution recognizing Hawaii's advocates for military children, April 1, 2013, the first day of the Month of the Military Child.

  • Month of the Military Child: Children First

    Apr 5, 2013

    What do all of us have in common when it comes to children? Protecting them.

  • Fun Fest, Earth Day converge

    Apr 5, 2013

    The smell of fried carnival food lingered into the crisp spring air, March 30, 2013.

  • New Helemano homes readied for Soldiers, families

    Apr 5, 2013

    Moving trucks began rolling into Helemano Military Reservation, in March, delivering household goods to nearly two dozen families moving into the first new homes constructed in Island Palm Communities' (IPC) Helemano community.

  • Garrison volunteers recognized for selfless service

    Apr 5, 2013

    The reasons for the donation of hours for a variety of tasks vary, but hundreds of Soldiers, family members and civilians were feted together, March 27, at Fort Shafter's Hale Ikena, for a year of selfless volunteer service that assisted U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's programs, services and community members.

  • PT in the Park

    Apr 5, 2013

    Military youth in the Child, Youth and School Services; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii; were treated to PT in the Park at Bennett Youth Center, with aerobic activities, breakfast and characters as part of Month of the Military Child, April 2, 2013.

  • Soccer champions

    Apr 5, 2013

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew Roman (blue, on ball) and teammate Capt. Steve Martin (right), both from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, control the ball in the 2013 Army Hawaii Intramural Soccer Championship game at Tripler Army Medical Center, April 1, 2013.

  • USAG-HI celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Mar 29, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii events feature special MOMC activities for enrolled families, including "Read to Me," luau, barbecues, mini carnivals, teen lock-ins and book fairs.

  • Merrie Monarch Festival celebrates 50 years

    Mar 29, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Native Hawaiians explain that hula is not simply a dance or a recreation, but a way of life.

  • EFMP stages rallies to 'End the R-Word'

    Mar 29, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Cars honked in support as they passed cheering volunteers on Trimble Road, waving signs that read "Rally for Respect" and "End the R-Word."

  • Leilehua High repeats as national 'cyber' champions

    Mar 29, 2013

    WASHINGTON -- Five Leilehua High Army JROTC students defeated more than 800 teams to win the top U.S. Army Service Award at CyberPatriot V, the nation's premier cyber defense competition held March 14-15, here.

  • HI Legislature honors fallen war heroes

    Mar 29, 2013

    HONOLULU -- The Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii State House of Representatives held a special joint session in the Senate Chambers, here, Wednesday, to recognize military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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