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  • Col. Richard A. Fromm welcomed as new USAG-HI commander

    May 19, 2014

    Col. Richard A. Fromm took command of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii from Col. Daniel Whitney during a change of command ceremony, here, May 13.

  • SKIES is designed to excite, inspire, learn

    May 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii SKIES (Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills) Unlimited Program, now in it's 11th year, continues to radiate participation and excitement with a variety of programs that encourages movement of the mind and body.

  • USARPAC FY14 Memorial Day and Summer Safety Message

    May 15, 2014

    Memorial Day is a time of reflection, a time to remember the sacrifices of those who have come before us and to honor all of the brave men and women who gave their lives defending our nation and values. I need your support in making this solemn holiday a time to pay tribute to our fallen comrades, while also ensuring that we do not lose a single Soldier, Family member, or Civilian employee to a preventable accident.

  • USAG-HI spotlights 800-plus 'inspiring' volunteers

    May 14, 2014

    Volunteers play an integral role in the U.S. Army, but often go unrecognized for the work they do raising funds, caring for the needy, training the inexperienced and lending assistance to ensure the mission at hand is completed.

  • Army teens recognized for talent and leadership achievements

    May 14, 2014

    Three Hawaii teens were honored for their individual talents and leadership skills, recently, after a year of mentoring by the Child, Youth & School (CYSS) Services' Youth Center staff, here, and at Aliamanu Military Reservation.

  • Soldier assists top academic competition

    May 14, 2014

    A Hawaii-based Soldier put his vast know-how to good use, recently, as a judge for the 2014 United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) national finals.

  • Big Island youth groups tour, learn

    May 14, 2014

    Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) hosted three different groups: the Kona Hongwangi Cub Scout Troup, the Hawaii Island Youth Corp and the Waiakea Elementary School.

  • Commissary 'Losers' win

    May 14, 2014

    The Schofield Barracks Commissary gave a giant pat on the back to the winners of its second annual "Choose to Lose" weight-loss competition in a ceremony, here, April 24.

  • PRMC to launch performance triad kick-off week

    May 14, 2014

    The Surgeon General's Performance Triad initiative will officially kick off June 2nd though June 6th at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic.

  • FMWR workforce gets award

    May 14, 2014

    The accolades just keep rolling in for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

  • Job fair helps service members land dream career

    May 14, 2014

    "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

  • Earth Day shares annual Fun Fest spotlight at Schofield

    Apr 30, 2014

    A 20th anniversary Family Fun Fest entertained an estimated 3,000 Soldiers and family members, Saturday, here, at Weyand Field, with entertainment, petting zoos, horse and carriage and pony rides, bouncers, games and, of course, plenty of food.

  • Army recognized for historic preservation

    Apr 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be in good company, May 30, when it accepts not one, but two recognitions from the Historic Hawaii Foundation at the 40th annual Preservation Honor Awards ceremony.

  • USAG-HI awarded ACOE gold

    Apr 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has received the 2014 Army Community of Excellence Gold Medal award as the top installation in the Army.

  • IPC celebrates observance at Schofield, Shafter, 4-23 & 26

    Apr 25, 2014

    Get ready for the 7th Annual Earth Day Festival.

  • Commissary offers MOMC fun

    Apr 25, 2014

    Nearly 1,000 kindergartners wiggled and giggled in anticipation of the "extra-special surprise guest" slated to make an appearance at any moment inside the Hale Kula Elementary School cafeteria, here, Tuesday.

  • Facebook virtual town hall takes place Wednesday

    Apr 25, 2014

    Do you have a community-wide question or concern?

  • Tax Center closes for 2014 season

    Apr 23, 2014

    An overwhelming feeling of relief filled the inside the Post Conference Room, here, Wednesday morning, as Soldiers, advisers and leaders feted the close of the 2014 Schofield Barracks Tax Center.

  • 'What does it mean to you to be a military child?'

    Apr 23, 2014

    Aloha, my name is Sienna Burch. I am 14 years old. My father has served in the U.S. Army for 15 long years.

  • IPC receives national award for excellence in military housing satisfaction

    Apr 16, 2014

    WinnResidential Military Housing Services, the firm providing property management and maintenance services for Lend Lease's military housing portfolio, which includes Island Palm Communities (IPC), has been recognized as a 2013 SatisFacts National Award Winner for excellence in resident satisfaction.

  • ACS shows volunteers appreciation

    Apr 16, 2014

    Volunteers with Army Community Service (ACS); Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR); U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, received a big pat on the back -- along with some cake and door prizes -- at a Volunteer Open House at the ACS building, here, Monday.

  • Upcoming ACS' Career Fair targets spouses

    Apr 16, 2014

    Army Community Service (ACS) is hosting a career fair for military spouses.

  • Month of the Military Child: Youth attempt a world record

    Apr 8, 2014

    Move over Richard Simmons and "Sweating to the Oldies."

  • 2014-15 Hawaii kindergarten registration now underway

    Apr 8, 2014

    The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) is encouraging all parents to register their children into the kindergarten program for the 2014-15 school year.

  • CSF2 teaches teens resiliency performance skills

    Apr 8, 2014

    Twenty-nine teenagers took time away from their spring break, recently, to take part in a Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) training program, which is designed to enable them to learn mental skills to enhance their communication, academics, athletic performances and relationships with others.

  • USAG-HI master plan is a sustainable, holistic effort

    Apr 7, 2014

    Failure to plan is planning to fail, and no place is this adage truer than when it comes to mapping out U.S. Army installations.

  • Time to emulate volunteers who change Army lives

    Apr 2, 2014

    "Army Volunteers: Changing Lives and Communities" is the U.S. Army's theme for Volunteer Appreciation Week 2014, scheduled for April 6-12, 2014.

  • Done correctly, DMV paperwork saves Soldiers $$$

    Apr 2, 2014

    Form CS-L (MVR) 50, a nonresidency form, is used to allow Soldiers and qualifying spouses to register their motor vehicles with the state for a greatly reduced registration fee.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month is packed with activities

    Apr 2, 2014

    Child Abuse Prevention Month, or CAPM, is held each April to increase awareness about the importance of preventing child abuse and neglect.

  • Speak Up: April events encourage community involvement

    Apr 2, 2014

    Expect to see a gradation of teal and royal blue ribbons on lapels across the garrison, next month, as the U.S. Army recognizes two very important causes.

  • IPC festival full of fun, plus helpful education tips

    Apr 2, 2014

    The uplifting beat of Pharrel's smash "Happy" could be heard throughout Kaena Community Center, here, March 19, as Island Palm Communities presented its much-anticipated Live and Learn 101 Festival.

  • 413th Peacekeepers accept the Spartan Challenge

    Apr 2, 2014

    The 413th Contracting Support Brigade's Peacekeepers competed in a challenging Spartan Race for the second time, March 23.

  • 19th MP Bn. (CID) recognized as best in Army

    Mar 31, 2014

    Being a member of the Military Police Corps is a difficult task.

  • HI Medal of Honor presented to families of fallen warriors

    Mar 31, 2014

    In a special joint session of the Hawaii State Senate and the Hawaii House of Representatives, the legislature gathered, Tuesday, to present the Hawaii Medal of Honor (HMOH) to the families of Hawaii's fallen war heroes.

  • Army Audit one of Fed's best workplaces for 4th year

    Mar 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army Audit Agency was named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government by the Partnership for Public Service for the fourth straight year.

  • IPC Hawaiian classes embrace cultural awareness

    Mar 24, 2014

    Island Palm Communities (IPC) organizers are reaching out to Soldiers and families to offer their residents hands-on learning about traditional elements of Hawaiian culture.

  • Partnership provides education support to schools

    Mar 24, 2014

    Hawaii Education Week concludes today at the state legislature rotunda by saluting military partnerships.

  • Schofield Barracks VTR prepares for ROVR

    Mar 24, 2014

    Beginning April 14th, the Schofield Barracks Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) will become one of the last Army veterinary clinics to use a new Web-based records system.

  • Door-to-door soliciting is NOT allowed on post

    Mar 17, 2014

    It's that time of year again, when pesky annoyances threaten to invade our homes.

  • Safety first: 'Bicycle Bonanza' teaches keiki rules of the road

    Mar 17, 2014

    Bicycle safety is a hot-button issue on Hawaii roadways these days.

  • EFMP, Navigators help solve IEP puzzle

    Mar 17, 2014

    Is your child enrolled in school and in need of special assistance? Does your child struggle with learning?

  • Resiliency stressed at Nat'l Prayer Breakfast

    Mar 11, 2014

    "Being here today is a very special opportunity to recognize the influence, the direction and what authenticates freedom, and that's faith," said Dave Roever to the large gathering of Soldiers and family members who packed into the Main Post Chapel, here, in the early hours of Tuesday for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's 2014 National Prayer Breakfast.

  • Hui 'O Na Wahine holds mock dining it

    Mar 11, 2014

    March 1st, the Hui 'O Na Wahine hosted a Mock Dining In for the spouses, here, at the Nehelani.

  • Alien Species: USAG-HI native plantings prevent spread

    Mar 11, 2014

    The State of Hawaii is hosting the annual Hawai'i Invasive Species Awareness Week, March 3-9.

  • Army joins national and state control efforts

    Mar 11, 2014

    The Army's local "green" team is sounding off on invasive species, as it joins state and national efforts to raise awareness during Invasive Species Awareness Week.

  • OANRP manager named 'Oahu MVP'

    Mar 11, 2014

    HONOLULU -- A staff member with U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) took home top honors from the Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC), Monday, during the kickoff of the second annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week at the state Capitol, here.

  • Hale Kula robotics team earns spot in world event

    Mar 11, 2014

    The Hale Kula Elementary "Cyborg Eagles" robotics team has been working hard this school year, and it all paid off at the Hawaii VEX IQ State Championship, held at Pearlridge Center, recently.

  • Leaders' walk builds relationships

    Mar 3, 2014

    The Army is like a fortified fighting position; it has to be continually improved to provide the best protection and support for the troops.

  • Experience KMC: Big Island lodge offers exclusive stay near volcano

    Mar 3, 2014

    Steps from one of the world's most famous volcanoes -- Kilauea, and its crater, Halema'uma'u -- Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) offers a unique, and exclusive chance for military families to stay in proximity to one of nature's great wonders.

  • New 'Kids on Patrol' program promotes safety strategies

    Mar 3, 2014

    Do your kids 10 years of age and older need something to do after school?

  • IPC's 'Live & Learn' festival returns to Schofield, March 19

    Mar 3, 2014

    An afternoon packed with exciting activities, entertainment and interactive exhibits is planned at the annual Live & Learn 101 Festival.

  • Commissary offers 'Choose to Lose' encouragement

    Mar 3, 2014

    Once the initial novelty of green juices and daily runs wears off and the temptations of chocolate Valentine's hearts and cream-filled Easter eggs rear their ugly heads, many New Year's resolution-makers fall off the healthy lifestyle bandwagon and back into old habits.

  • E-cigarettes are prohibited in Army workspaces like other tobacco products

    Feb 24, 2014

    Don�'t forget where your smoking area is located just yet. A recent garrison policy memo places the same restrictions as cigarettes on electronic cigarettes.

  • SHARP hotline opens to aid victims

    Feb 24, 2014

    The unimaginable has happened; you've been sexually assaulted. Amongst the feelings of shock, disbelief and anger you may be experiencing, there's confusion. What do you do now?

  • VTF renovation completed

    Feb 24, 2014

    Tails were wagging and a loud round of "a-paws" rang out as the Schofield Barracks Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) reopened its doors at Building 936 on Duck Road, here, Tuesday.

  • Commissary seeking to cultivate young baggers

    Feb 24, 2014

    They work with lightning speed and efficiency, each move strategic, every technique finely tuned to ensure the success of their mission.

  • DeCA scholarship deadline nears

    Feb 24, 2014

    Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Friday, Feb. 28.

  • Annual scholarship opportunity available to IPC residents

    Feb 18, 2014

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

  • More honors, money for Hawaii DODEA schools

    Feb 18, 2014

    The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) program, which encourages high school students to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) classes and take AP exams, awarded Kalaheo High School a $112,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA), Monday.

  • IPC receives national recognition for community 'Night Out'

    Feb 18, 2014

    With nearly a thousand residents and several government and community organizations participating in Island Palm Communities' (IPC's) National Night Out, each year, IPC has received national recognition.

  • SB Tax Center opens for 2014

    Feb 10, 2014

    Benjamin Franklin once said, "The only things certain in life are death and taxes," and now that we're already a week into February, rest assured, the dreaded April 15 deadline for tax returns will be here before you know it.

  • Common Core Standards impact Hawaii education future

    Feb 10, 2014

    The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative is a state-led effort developed in coordination with teachers, school administrators and experts to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare children for college and the workforce.

  • ACS workshop to focus on 'Home Alone' keiki issues

    Feb 10, 2014

    Parents with children between the ages of 9 (soon to be 10) and 12 are invited to participate with their children in an educational workshop to help prepare children for being left unsupervised.

  • Victims of sexual assault have new legal counsel

    Feb 3, 2014

    In June, the Chief of Staff of the Army identified the Army�'s number one priority as combating sexual assault and harassment within the ranks.

  • 19th MPs welcome home four of their own

    Feb 3, 2014

    The handmade signs and beaming smiles were a welcome sight for the Soldiers as they emerged from Gate 9B at the Honolulu International Airport, here, Jan. 17.

  • FMWR director wins illustrious Stalwart Award

    Feb 3, 2014

    The ballroom at the Nehelani, here, was filled with a crowd of who�'s who among the U.S. Army Hawaii community, Jan. 15.

  • BAH generates community questions at town hall

    Feb 3, 2014

    During the Jan. 15 town hall, several families who live on base posted questions surrounding the 2014 increase in the basic allowance for housing (BAH) benefit.

  • NFL Pro Bowl stars share time with wounded warriors, community

    Feb 3, 2014

    The NFL stars came to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2014, to spend some quality time with Soldiers.

  • Mililani Trojan Cadets take on Menehune Adventure Challenge

    Feb 3, 2014

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets from Mililani High School competed in the Menehune Adventure Challenge (MAC), here, Jan. 17-19.

  • Biofuel-capable plant may be coming to Schofield

    Jan 23, 2014

    The Army invites the public to provide input on the scope of a future Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction and operation of a 50-megawatt biofuel-capable power generation plant, here.

  • PTA range employee is named best of quarter

    Jan 23, 2014

    Longtime Hilo resident Anthony Ortogero received PTA's Employee of the Quarter Award for his exceptional contributions while serving in the Range Division.

  • Hawaii Harvest

    Jan 23, 2014

    More and more people are becoming concerned consumers when it comes to their food.

  • 'Ohana Heroes Project' studies deployment's impact on families

    Jan 15, 2014

    A Department of Defense-funded research project is investigating the effects of military deployment on families.

  • Town hall opens communication channels Jan. 15

    Jan 13, 2014

    The garrison is returning to its normal schedule of online town halls held during evening hours.

  • Change is Good: Martinez PFC pumps up facility, fitness options

    Jan 13, 2014

    It's a new year, and those looking to shed some weight, build lean muscle or just improve their overall physical health and well-being are in luck.

  • Army, Hawaii partner to protect watersheds

    Dec 27, 2013

    The Army and the state of Hawaii came together to transport nearly 200,000 pounds of fencing into the Ko'olau Mountains, as part of an airlift operation to protect Oahu's watersheds, Dec. 5, 2013.

  • FIRST Lego League gets 1st runner-up at state championship

    Dec 26, 2013

    The ShafterBOTs team sat on the floor of the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall as teams from across the state of Hawaii were presented with awards ranging from "Most Promising Rookie" to "Most Innovative Solution."

  • Big aircraft lands on short runway

    Dec 24, 2013

    A C-17 Globemaster III piloted by Air Force Col. Michael Merritt, commander, 15th Operations Group, 15th Wing, landed, here, on a runway mostly used for helicopters, Dec. 16.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii looks back over 2013

    Dec 24, 2013

    2013 will be remembered for its furloughs, sequestration and hiring freezes, but other significant events took place at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), Hawaii.

  • FY14 tuition assistance policy changes New Year's Day

    Dec 24, 2013

    Jan. 1, 2014, the Army's fiscal year 2014 Tuition Assistance (TA) program will change.

  • VA assists w/transitioning to prepare for job market

    Dec 24, 2013

    As part of the revamped Transition Assistance Program (TAP), the Department of Veterans Affairs' new VA Benefits I and II briefings are now available at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter.

  • Garrison, USAG-HI community building for future

    Dec 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community members witnessed a year of building in 2013 as the garrison stood poised for continued growth.

  • Holiday Gift Traps: Service members warned about being attractive targets

    Dec 24, 2013

    So you've made your list and checked it twice, trying to figure out who gets a sparkly necklace and who gets a big bag of rice.

  • Hale Kula students teach 'Coding'

    Dec 24, 2013

    The "Hour of Code" global event initiative that teaches students the basics of coding/computer programming found several leading state of Hawaii officials, including the governor, at Hale Kula elementary school, Dec. 13.

  • Snow Foolin': Holiday event features white stuff

    Dec 24, 2013

    Seven-year-old Madahsyn Thomas, a first-grader at Wheeler Elementary School, is originally from Virginia, but she knows something about living at Schofield Barracks.

  • 'Navigators' ready to help EFMP family transitions challenges

    Dec 24, 2013

    Lois-Lynn Deuel and her family made a permanent change of station move to Hawaii this past summer, one of 13 moves in 29 years and one of seven duty assignments since their son was born 10 years ago.

  • National Guard Soldiers teach leadership

    Dec 9, 2013

    More than 200 students from Kawananakoa Middle School learned about leadership, teamwork and trust the same way Soldiers do during a recent trip, here, when two separate groups of eighth-grade students participated in the Leadership Reaction Course, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 14-15, 2013.

  • USAG-HI, IPC continue building 'Best Places' to live

    Dec 6, 2013

    Four thousand ninety-seven, and counting. This is the number of military families now living in a newly constructed Island Palm Communities (IPC) home at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, with an additional 2,200 families living in a renovated home.

  • Area educators, Army gather to recognize achievements

    Dec 6, 2013

    How do you show your appreciation to the Army for its contributions to the public schools in the Leilehua Complex?

  • Hale Kula Elementary to mark 'Hour of Code'

    Dec 6, 2013

    A commitment towards introducing computer programming to students has garnered a financial award for Hale Kula Elementary School, here.

  • Garrison recognizes stellar employees

    Dec 6, 2013

    More than 60 distinguished employees received recognition for their performance and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during the Employee Recognition Program breakfast at the Nehelani, here, Tuesday.

  • USAG-HI offers Thanksgiving feasts

    Nov 27, 2013

    Four dining facilities each will serve service members, families, retirees and authorized guests Thanksgiving meals.

  • Teen speaker makes impact at annual family conference

    Nov 27, 2013

    The voice of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's teens echoed with poise and assurance at this years' Army Family Action Plan conference Report Out, held at the Nehelani, here, Nov. 15.

  • USAG-HI ohana voice top issues at AFAP

    Nov 27, 2013

    "Your role, as delegates, is to let leadership know your top concerns and issues," said Mele Stender, program manager, Army Family Action Plan 2014, in her opening address to the individuals seated at the Main Post Chapel Annex, here, Nov. 13.

  • Commissary holiday festival attracks community

    Nov 27, 2013

    Local entertainers, food vendors, commissary officials and members of the authorized U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community join forces for a Hawaiian holiday festival at the commissary parking lot.

  • Schofield Main Exchange shows families appreciation

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Schofield Main Exchange, here, was full of fun and entertainment, Nov. 2, as children bounced around the block from activity to activity during a Military Family Appreciation Month Fair.

  • Symphony offers military special

    Nov 18, 2013

    Active duty military personnel are able to purchase tickets to any fall 2013 Hawaii Symphony Orchestra concert, listed below, for $20. Seating offered is best available. Tickets must be purchased at the Blaisdell Box Office, available the week prior to the event. A current military ID must be presented at time of purchase. Two discounted tickets may be purchased for every one military ID.

  • Army youth get sponsorship help

    Nov 18, 2013

    Military-connected students move from different school systems about three times more often than other students, which presents many unique challenges.

  • Soldiers help Cub Scouts pledge to be 'drug-free'

    Nov 18, 2013

    Cub Scout Pack 176, in partnership with the Schofield Barracks Provost Marshall's Office, celebrated Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, by participating in anti-drug discussions and activities, held both here and at school, to highlight the importance of being drug-free.

  • Operation Rising Star: FRG spirit leads Wolfhounds to talent contest wins

    Nov 18, 2013

    Buoyed by a pair of talented singers supported by a raucous cheering section, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division swept the top two spots at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's 2013 Operation Rising Star Competition, here, Oct. 24.

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