Archive: 8th Theater Sustainment Command

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  • Pacific's only Army dive unit conducts underwater change of command

    Dec 23, 2014

    The Pacific theater's only Army dive unit, the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, changed leadership with Capt. Robert J. Meyer relinquishing command to Capt. Troy F. Davidson, during an underwater ceremony, Dec. 18, 2014, at the bottom of Richardson Pool on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Pacific's harbormaster, watercraft Soldiers ensure readiness, synchronization

    Dec 17, 2014

    The many ports, beach heads and other water terminals throughout the massive, Island-filled Pacific region are busy places. But "busy" doesn't do justice to their traffic during natural disasters or other contingency operation situations. When watercraft are quickly moving in and out delivering cargo, managing that traffic is a critical part of safety and mission success.

  • 45th STB troops strengthen leadership, teamwork in Warrior Week competition

    Dec 10, 2014

    Troops from the 45th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, dedicated hours and hours to extra training and team-building activities during the months before the unit's intense Warrior Week competition at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Dec. 1-4.

  • Hawaii-based unit returns from Afghanistan after mission as final brigade to lead CMRE

    Dec 4, 2014

    More than 100 troops from the 45th Sustainment Brigade's headquarters met an emotional explosion of cheers, waving signs, and anxious families and friends, as they marched into a hanger at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Dec. 3, marking the end of the Soldiers' eight-month mission in Afghanistan.

  • Thanksgiving Safety Message to our 8th TSC Family

    Nov 26, 2014

    While gathering with family and friends on this holiday, let us take a moment to give thanks to our fellow Soldiers and civilians who continue to put their lives on the line to preserve the freedoms we hold so dear, and please remember to always put safety first as you enjoy this holiday.

  • MP's SRT ensures readiness, ability to protect Hawaii military community

    Nov 26, 2014

    The 8th Military Police Brigade's Special Reaction Team troops stand ready to rapidly engage threats to Hawaii's military communities, a mission demanding seamless and synchronized action in incidents like the one they faced during their quarterly training, Nov. 20, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army, Hawaii launches 'Don't be a BySTANDer -- Take a STAND!' campaign

    Nov 21, 2014

    The holiday season is a time for family, celebration and good cheer, but the holidays are often marked by an increase in the 4 S's: substance abuse, sexual assaults, suicide and safety violations. "Prevention of the 4 S's is everyone's business -- being aware, being proactive, being involved," said Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, senior commander of U.S. Army, Hawaii. " As we enter the holiday season, everyone needs to be vigilant."

  • Army Prepositioned Stock-4 partners U.S. Army Pacific for PULSE-W Exercise

    Nov 20, 2014

    The Pacific Utility and Logistics Support Exercise-Watercraft, or PULSE-W is a U.S. Army Pacific initiative to utilize Army Prepositioned Stock, or APS, watercraft stored in Japan to support various exercises as part of Pacific Pathways.

  • Army mariners highlight capabilities, impact in Pacific for Under SecArmy Carson

    Nov 19, 2014

    Army mariners from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command shared their unique capability and the joint and multi-national impact Army watercraft has across the Pacific Theater with Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during his tour of U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel 4), Nov. 15, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Pacific-based Army mariners return home from critical Kuwait mission

    Nov 17, 2014

    Thirty-one Pacific-based Army mariners from the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, reunited with their families in Hawaii, Nov. 12, after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait where they crewed U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel-6, delivering critical Department of Defense cargo throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • Pacific engineers target leader development through Best Squad competition

    Nov 6, 2014

    The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, trained and tested foundational squad-level skills through an intense 10-day Best Squad competition, Oct. 23-29, 2014, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Pacific's senior logistics unit names first Command Chief Warrant Officer

    Nov 4, 2014

    Chief warrant officers are highly regarded as adaptive technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, advisors, and in the words of the Pacific's senior logistician, Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, "the miracle workers of our Army." With these critical characteristics and proven impact across the full spectrum of operations, creating a top chief warrant officer position and naming Chief Warrant Officer Five Michael B. Martin as the first to fill that leadership role was a natural and necessary move for Dorman's 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Army Family provides immediate medical aid at traffic accident

    Oct 27, 2014

    The Army trains Soldiers to live the Warrior Ethos, the Army Values, and the Soldier's Creed at all times, whether on or off duty, while on post or in their local communities. The Russetts, a dual-Army couple stationed on Oahu, set the example of living that life, without hesitation, when they immediately took action after witnessing a car hit two pedestrians here, earlier this month.

  • 45th SB-CMRE hosts NCO induction ceremony at Kandahar Airfield

    Oct 25, 2014

    It's a tradition near as old as the Army itself. A tradition steeped in ceremony, pride, and legacy. A tradition the senior noncommissioned officers of the 45th Sustainment Brigade CENTCOM Materiel Recovery Element have not forgotten. On Oct. 11, the NCOs of the 45th Sust. Bde. CMRE conducted a noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at the FEST Tent on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The ceremony celebrates the addition of newly promoted sergeants to the NCO Corps and serves to officially welcome Soldiers to their new life and responsibility as NCOs.

  • 45th STB builds confidence, teamwork during live-fire exercise

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Army's future rests on the shoulders of its newest troops, and the 45th Special Troops Battalion uses combat oriented training, like its recent convoy live fire exercise, to expose its junior Soldiers to the stresses and scenarios of real-world missions. Despite rain and the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Ana to Oahu, the 45th STB, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pressed on with the CLFX, Oct. 13-17, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, upholding the well-known Army motto, "If it's not raining, we're not training."

  • Pacific Army Engineers support Marines, revamp Hawaii firing range

    Oct 20, 2014

    A group of Army engineers have spent the past six weeks demonstrating how executing their mission directly impacts the training efforts and preparedness of their Marine Corps brothers and sisters.

  • Tropical Storm Ana: Have a plan, make a kit

    Oct 16, 2014

    At 2 p.m. Thursday, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said the center of Tropical Storm Ana was located 440 miles southeast of Hilo, or 630 miles southeast of Honolulu, with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour with higher gusts.

  • Hawaii-based Army divers repair breakwaters in cold Alaskan waters

    Oct 14, 2014

    Pacific-based Army divers encounter the full spectrum of water temperatures and depths when performing underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage missions across the massive theater. Fifteen troops from 7th Engineer Dive Detachment. 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, are wrapping up a two-month long mission in Ketchika, Alaska, Oct. 18, in support of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, to repair floating breakwaters at Bar Point Harbor, while preparing the divers for cold water, deep water situations.

  • Pacific's Senior Engineers maximize joint effort across region

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Pacific's senior Army engineers joined their sister service counterparts for the Hawaii Engineer Training Workshop at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Oct. 7-8, to share experiences, network and discuss how to strengthen the joint engineer mission across the region.

  • Chemical troops prep for CBRN site survey, sampling mission in Kuwait

    Sep 30, 2014

    When it comes to handling chemical and biological compounds, there's zero room for error, making realistic training exercises -- like the one conducted here in September by 71st Chemical Company troops -- a critical part of deployment preparation.

  • Sappers strengthen combat engineer skills during rappel training

    Sep 30, 2014

    Troops from the 95th Engineer Company (Clearance) exercised quick infiltration and exfiltration skills -- essential tasks in combat engineer reconnaissance missions in rough terrain -- during rappel tower training Sept. 18, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 8th HRSC supports top resource in Pacific Pathways; Soldiers

    Sep 30, 2014

    The less than 80 Soldiers assigned to the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center are constantly providing HR services throughout the massive Pacific Theater, making them the natural go-to experts for the Army's Pacific Pathways concept.

  • STB troops wrap up month of suicide prevention/resiliency training with Family hike

    Sep 30, 2014

    8th Special Troops Battalion troops and their Families wrapped up a month dedicated to resiliency and suicide prevention training with a morning hike up the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail, Sept. 26.

  • Engineers demonstrate physical, mental strength in 'Never Daunted' challenge

    Sep 22, 2014

    The 84th Engineer Battalion demonstrated its commitment to developing and motivating its troops by reinvigorating a unit-wide competition this month designed to instill its engineers with a drive to stay physically fit and up-to-date on their Soldier tasks.

  • 45th STB exercises land, air, sea capabilities during readiness training

    Sep 15, 2014

    To achieve "readiness" in the Pacific, a unit must be able to quickly prepare its equipment and troops for movement by land, air, and/or sea. Soldiers from the 45th Special Troops Battalion demonstrated their ability to maximize all three modes during a deployment readiness exercise held at several locations on the island, Sept. 8-12.

  • Your Voice Matters! Complete the 8th TSC Command Climate Survey

    Sep 12, 2014

    Join us in ensuring that every unit in the 8th TSC has a climate of dignity and respect. Your voice matters. Share it by completing this command climate survey.

  • 8th TSC celebrates junior enlisted troops with run, organizational day

    Sep 8, 2014

    The streets rumbled as hundreds of motivated junior enlisted troops (specialists and below) from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command kicked-off a day dedicated to them with a massive noncommissioned officer-free formation run here Sept. 5.

  • Special Reaction Team trains on antiterrorism

    Aug 28, 2014

    Members from the Special Reaction Team, 39th Military Police Detachment, 8th Military Police Brigade, reacted to an active shooter response training exercise Aug. 20, on Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii.

  • Army Engineers, MPs conduct route clearance at JRTC

    Aug 22, 2014

    Months of training were put to the test for 1st Platoon, 95th Engineer Company (Clearance), 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, as they supported 3rd Brigade (Rakkasans), 101st Airborne Division during Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 14-09.

  • Hawaii-based team named Army's 2014 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of Year

    Aug 20, 2014

    A three-Soldier team from the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, won the top prize in the 2014 EOD Team of the Year Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2014 kicks off, 8th TSC supports

    Aug 20, 2014

    Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2014, a 10-day annual computerized command-and-control exercise, kicked off, Aug. 18, 2014.

  • Home safe and sound

    Aug 19, 2014

    After nearly a year away from home in support of Area Support Group-Qatar, Soldiers from the Law Enforcement Detachment, 57th Military Police Company, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, were welcomed home by friends and family members, Aug. 16, at the company's training area on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • The 706th EOD Team wins All-Army EOD competition.

    Aug 18, 2014

    A three-Soldier team from the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team earned the title 2014 EOD Team of the Year, Aug. 15 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • Army divers aid in Cambodia de-mining

    Aug 13, 2014

    Army divers from the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, certified equipped, trained and certified Cambodian Mine Action Center divers on military diving protocol and salvage diving operations, last year. This year the U.S. Army divers are back in Cambodia as the on-going partnership between the two nations continues.

  • Three Army 'ohana' prepare for the All-Army Softball Team tryouts

    Aug 12, 2014

    Four U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, were recently selected to try out for the All-Army Men's Softball Team at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Hurricane Iselle: Have a plan, make a kit

    Aug 5, 2014

    At 11 a.m. Iselle was located about 1,000 miles east of Hilo and was moving west-northwest at 9 miles per hour. The center of the storm is forecast to come ashore near Hilo about 6:00 P.M. Thursday.

  • 8th Military Police Brigade changes leadership

    Aug 4, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - 'Watchdog' Soldiers, families, and supporters gathered at Hamilton Field, here, to mark the passing of the 8th Military Police Brigade Colors from Col. Mark Jackson to Col. Duane Miller during a change of command ceremony, July 31.

  • Kandahar Retro Sort Yard Aids Responsible Retrograde Mission in Afghanistan

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Retro Sort Yard on Kandahar Airfield is full of the hustle and bustle of different sights and activities. Soldiers and their civilian counterparts lift storage containers with cranes and forklifts, tractor trailers transport recent arrivals of equipment and supplies in and out of the yard, bins loaded to the brim are sorted to track an items origin, its destination or disposition, and where it belongs during its stay at the yard.

  • 8th TSC NCO earns top Army safety award

    Jul 30, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Tony W. Scott, the equal opportunity adviser for the 130th Engineer Brigade, was recently awarded the Army Individual Award of Excellence in Safety, the top individual safety award in the U.S. Army, July 22 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Pacific's premier Engineer Brigade deactivates units, begins reorganization

    Jul 28, 2014

    The 130th Engineer Brigade deactivated five of its subordinate units during a ceremony June 25, on Hamilton Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Headquarters company dedicated to developing troops; tactically and technically

    Jul 28, 2014

    If there's an old, green Battle Dress Uniform with your name tape on it stored away somewhere, odds are you remember a time when the Army-wide Thursday morning routine was as reliable as revile on posts throughout the world.


    Jul 25, 2014

  • CMRE Soldier places second in Bagram 10K

    Jul 23, 2014

    Soldiers from the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Headquarters participated in the Run to Home Base 10K here July 18. Among them was 1st Lt. Justina Sisler, the battalion S-4 Officer in Charge, who took second place in the female category.

  • Pacific Theater's senior Army logistics command changes leadership

    Jul 23, 2014

    The Pacific Theater's senior Army logistics unit changed leadership July 23, on Schofield Barracks' Hamilton Field. Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons relinquished command of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III during the ceremony hosted by Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the U.S. Army Pacific commander.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade changes command

    Jul 22, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Col. Diana Holland relinquished command of the 130th Engineer Brigade to Col. Blace Albert in a change of command ceremony on Hamilton Field here, July 21.

  • SAMC Hawaii supports local youth track club, shows commitment to community

    Jul 18, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- They're easy to spot at Army formals; the poster-perfect, squared-away noncommissioned officers with those distinct powder-blue ribbon-held medallions hanging around their necks. But the character of Sergeant Audie Murphy Club members exceeds their professional appearance, as they live their motto -- Lead from the Front -- throughout their units and local communities.

  • Army mariners, aviators conduct medical, logistics ops with New Zealand navy

    Jul 12, 2014

    Army mariners from the 163rd Transportation Detachment and the 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment, joined their 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, U.S. Navy and New Zealand Navy comrades during operations designed to strengthen working relationships July 10-11, 2014, as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Army watercraft supports 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Marines during RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

    Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold A. Clinger, got underway from its home port July 2, 2014, to conduct the first of eight surface lifts between Kaneohe Bay and Kawaihae Harbor, Hawaii, in support of the 3rd Marine Regiment as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Harbormaster troops demonstrate expeditionary capability during RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

    The 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment and 73rd Signal Company set up the Harbormaster Command and Control Center at Ford Island, Hawaii, July 8, 2014, to provide command and control of watercraft assets in surface/vertical lift, casualty evacuation, and Logistics over the Shore operations during the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Army watercraft supporting Pacific 'pivot'

    Jul 7, 2014

    Because many Asian allies are peninsular or island nations, U.S. and allied planners across the Pacific are deploying Army watercraft for use during exercises, humanitarian relief missions and for potential contingency missions.

  • 8th TSC honors 205 years of combined service

    Jul 2, 2014

    Nine Soldiers representing more than 205 years of combined service in the Profession of Arms were honored along with their families during the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's quarterly retirement ceremony held at Hamilton Field, here, June 27.

  • 'Centurions' welcome PSD team home

    Jul 2, 2014

    During the late hours of June 24 a 10-staff personal security detachment team from the 57th Military Police Company, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, boarded passenger vans at the Honolulu International Airport en route, here, to receive a welcome home from "Centurion" Soldiers.

  • Troops demonstrate ongoing commitment to SHARP during 8th MP-hosted training

    Jul 1, 2014

    More than 100 troops paused from their daily missions June 27 to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to eliminating incidents of sexual harassment and assault across their ranks through awareness and prevention training here.

  • Army watercraft, divers, sustainment troops to participate in RIMPAC 2014

    Jun 30, 2014

    Hawaii-based Army watercraft assets, divers and sustainment troops are set to play major roles in surface/vertical lift, casualty evacuation, and Logistics over the Shore operations during the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise, June 26 through Aug. 1, 2014.

  • EOD leader, triple amputee earns DOD master rating badge

    Jun 26, 2014

    In April 2012, Staff Sgt. Chris Walker, a former team leader with the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 303rd EOD Battalion, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was hit with an improvised explosive device during a post-blast investigation in Afghanistan.

  • Pacific-based Army harbormaster troops return from nine-month CENTCOM mission

    Jun 24, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Army watercraft plays a critical role throughout the world, and Pacific based elements contribute to operations as far away as the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibly including countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia.


    Jun 20, 2014

  • Engineers complete nine-month Afghanistan mission, return to families in Hawaii

    Jun 20, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- One hundred and eighty-eight Soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion met tears, hugs, and kisses from their friends and families, June 20, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, after completing a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • All-Army sports program motivates 8th MP officer; results in volleyball gold

    Jun 16, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Being an athlete is an innate characteristic; once it's inside you, it never goes away. You always want to get out on that court, be on that field of competition," said 1st Lt. Ali Giraud, officer in charge S-1 shop, 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • 8th TSC troops prepare for Pacific Theater Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team mission

    Jun 11, 2014

    More than half the people in the world call the Pacific region home, and history reflects extremely high odds that each of their lives will be impacted in some way by a natural disaster. Typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones, floods and mudslides characterize the region's past and realistically loom over its future, creating a constant need for readiness and partnership across the massive theater. "At the most basic level we're all humans, and we want to be prepared and able to help other humans in distress," said Col. John Ellis, the officer in charge of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's newly-formed Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team.

  • 'EOD Team of the Year' emerges from USARPAC competition

    Jun 9, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The best explosive ordnance disposal teams from throughout United States Army Pacific gathered here to compete in USARPAC's EOD Team of the Year Competition held June 1 - 6.

  • Army, Coast Guard intel troops share experiences to increase harbor awareness

    Jun 9, 2014

    Intelligence troops from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command embraced the characteristics of their water-locked home by welcoming the opportunity to learn from their Coast Guard counterparts during a joint training here last month. The 15 Soldiers visited The Coast Guard Integrated Support Command to increase their knowledge of threats to the Honolulu Harbor, and learn best practices for gathering information, developing threat assessments and briefing commanders of possible vulnerabilities in the area.

  • Engineer troops wrap-up mission as lead engineer element in Afghanistan

    Jun 5, 2014

    More than 100 Soldiers from the 130th Engineer Brigade's headquarters reunited with their families here Wed., after serving nine months as the Theater Engineer Brigade for Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit first deployed to Bagram Airfield in September 2013 and then moved to Kabul to support the International Security Assistance Forces by providing theater engineer capabilities to include the development of the Afghan National Army Engineer Force, ISAF construction projects, base realignment and closure operations, and route clearance missions.

  • CMRE Soldiers celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage month with luau

    Jun 3, 2014

    Sodliers of the 45th Sustainment Brigade -- CENTCOM Materiel Recovery Element and the 82nd SB-CMRE welcomed Wounded Warriors participating in Operation Proper Exit on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, May 30, as part of an Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage month event that included music, a barbeque, and Hawaiian dancers.

  • 8th TSC surpasses safety record at 1,000 days

    May 29, 2014

    The nearly 5,000 Soldiers and civilians of 8th Theater Sustainment Command surpassed an extraordinary safety milestone May 29, 2014, reaching 1,000 days without an accident-related death.

  • Engineer Soldiers make training grounds safer

    May 29, 2014

    After completing a 60-day construction mission and multiple training exercises at the Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, April 1 through June 1, the Soldiers of the 561st Engineer Company (Horizontal), 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, returned to Oahu.

  • Army engineers train with explosives

    May 29, 2014

    For the past three weeks, the 95th Engineer Company (Clearance), 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command put their skills to the test during a three-week-long demolition range density and route clearance field training exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), May 1 through June 1.

  • Engineer Soldiers participate in elementary school 'GET FIT' program

    May 22, 2014

    Soldiers from the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade volunteered their morning at Mililani Uka Elementary school, to support the school's "GET FIT" program, a program that promotes a healthy and fit lifestyle.

  • From wheelchair to Ironman, 10th RSG NCO owns resiliency

    May 21, 2014

    From a wheelchair to the finish line, Sgt. 1st Class Raul Otero knows what it is like to keep fighting to stay in the fight. Soldiers train regularly on how to be resilient, on how to bounce back from stressful situations to maintain their statuses as good Soldiers or otherwise good citizens. In some cases, those same Soldiers training might well ask "what does a resilient Soldier look like?"

  • Army engineers improve roads, demolition range

    May 21, 2014

    At the end of February, the Schofield Barracks, Hawaii range control requested the battalion's assistance with a few projects for range maintenance. The "Wolverines" of the 523rd Eng, Co. took the lead on the nearly three-month-long mission, starting March 17 through May.

  • Army watercraft prove ability, benefit of enduring presence in Pacific

    May 20, 2014

    Two crews of Army watercraft operators are wrapping up a five-month mission at the end of May that successfully demonstrates how operationalizing the unique Army capability in the Pacific contributes to that team effort.

  • 8th STB inducts NCOs at historic Fort DeRussy

    May 16, 2014

    Twenty-four Soldiers from the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, were inducted into the ranks of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps., May 16, at historic Fort DeRussy Army Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii. The ceremony is a time-honored tradition in the Army that recognizes the step from Soldier to NCO, and holding the ceremony at the former military bunker, now museum, added to the importance of it.

  • Army divers complete underwater salvage exercise

    May 14, 2014

    Divers with the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 130th Engineer Brigade, recently completed their annual salvage exercise, May 9, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam that focused on salvage and construction tasks that are common to the detachment.

  • Engineer Soldiers visit local elementary school

    May 14, 2014

    The 142nd Engineer Detachment (Survey & Design), 84th Engineer Battalion, held a demonstration for a select group of fifth graders from Mililani Ike Elementary School, May 12, showing them the use and functional capabilities of their survey equipment.

  • 40th Quartermasters win DA level ROWPU RODEO

    May 13, 2014

    The 40th Quartermaster Company, 45th Sustainment Brigade came away with first place after traveling to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story to participate in the Sergeant Major John C. Marigliano Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) Rodeo May 5-9.

  • 45th takes over CMRE mission in Afghanistan

    May 13, 2014

    More than 100 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command cased their unit's colors during a deployment ceremony, May 13, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, in support of the Central Command's Materiel Recovery Element mission.

  • 40th Quartermasters win DA level ROWPU RODEO

    May 12, 2014

    Spc. Bryon Nelson, a water treatment specialist with the 40th Quartermaster Company of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, deploys a Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) intake screen during the Sergeant Major John C. Marigliano ROWPU Rodeo on May, 6 at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek -- Fort Story. Nelson and his team were one of eight teams competing in the rodeo from around the world. From 1999 to 2003, the Quartermaster School's Petroleum and Water Departerment, in conjunction with U.S. Army Forces Command's G4 have hosted ROWPU rodeos at various locations. FORSCOM Logistics Training Cluster hosted the 2014 SGM John C. Marigliano Award of Excellence Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) Regulated On-site Demonstrated Efficiency Objective (RODEO) championship competition at Fort Story, VA, 5- 9 May 14. This year's competition involved Active, Reserve and National Guard water teams competing. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Behlin)

  • Engineer companies go to PTA

    May 12, 2014

    Soldiers with the 561st Engineer Company and the 95th Engineer Company, deployed to the Pohakuloa Training Area on the big island of Hawaii at the end of April to construct and repair the Keeamuku Main Support Route, validate combat roads and trails, and participated a variety of demolition ranges. The unit will continue its engineer mission and training through May.

  • 2014 Military Spouse Appreciation Day: "Military Spouses: Keeping Army Families STRONG"

    May 9, 2014

    Congress officially made Military Spouse Appreciation Day part of National Military Appreciation Month in 1999. This year the commemoration falls on May 9, 2014, and the theme is Army Spouses: Keeping Army Families STRONG.

  • FTX caps off month-long training

    May 8, 2014

    Moving personnel and equipment across the battlefield is a ground unit's most important tasks in combat. This is especially true of sustainment Soldiers, for whom this isn't an occasional mission, but a daily responsibility. It is because of this importance that the Forward Support Company, 84th Engineer Battalion held a field training exercise (FTX) April 28 - May 1 at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii.

  • Army Strong Heavy Metal!

    May 6, 2014

    Army Strong was put to the test when Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Regional Support Group hosted the first annual Power Lifting Competition April 30 at Torii Station Gymnasium.

  • Seven honored at Hawaii Military Appreciation Month celebration

    May 5, 2014

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The Military Affairs Council (MAC) of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii today joined Governor Neil Abercrombie in a proclamation ceremony designating May 2014 as the 29th Annual Hawaii Military Appreciation Month and to honor service men and women from the U.S. Pacific Command and the component commands for the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Hawaii National Guard for their community service contributions.

  • Senior logistic command holds change of responsibility

    Apr 25, 2014

    Soldiers, family members and well-wishers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command held a change of responsibility ceremony bidding farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan J. Hunt III, April 25, as he relinquished responsibility as the command sergeant major of the 8th TSC to Command Sgt. Maj. Charles M. Tobin, on Hamilton Field at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Ceremony marks transition for 8th TSC senior enlisted leader

    Apr 25, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers, family members and well-wishers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command held a Change of Responsibility ceremony bidding farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan J. Hunt III, today, as he relinquished responsibility as the command sergeant major of the 8th TSC to Command Sgt. Maj. Charles M. Tobin, here on Hamilton Field.

  • Sustainment drill develops strategic understanding, relationships

    Apr 16, 2014

    Military logistics leaders and stakeholders from across the Pacific theater met at Pearl Harbor April 11 for an event designed to improve coordination, synchronization and assessment of sustainment requirements for future contingencies in the region.

  • 8th TSC chooses their best warriors

    Apr 15, 2014

    It's 3 a.m. Monday morning ... if you can call 3 a.m. morning. Many consider it night, because most of the world is asleep. Coffee has not started brewing and it will be hours before the bakeries begin their morning bread. Yet there are some who are up, and they've came ready to fight!

  • 58th MP Co. gears up for JRTC

    Apr 15, 2014

    ALEXANDRIA, La. - Months of training will soon be put on display by the Soldiers of the 58th Military Police Company, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, as they make their final preparations at an intermediate staging base for a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La.

  • 552nd MP Co. ensuring PSD ready to go

    Apr 10, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A personal security detachment team, most commonly referred to as a PSD, has the awesome responsibility of protecting, escorting, and navigating battlefield leaders safely across the battlefield.

  • 8th TSC hosts USARPAC retention training

    Apr 9, 2014

    Nearly 140 Soldiers from commands across Hawaii and Japan graduated from the annual United States Army Pacific Command's Mobile Retention Training, April 4, hosted by the 8th TSC at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 8th MPs celebrate Women's History Month with 5K run; raise awareness of domestic violence

    Apr 8, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Throughout our Nation's history, American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold directions in our foreign policy. They have served our country with valor, from the battlefields of the Revolutionary War to the deserts of Iraq and mountains of Afghanistan. During Women's History Month, we recognize the victories, struggles, and stories of the women who have made our country what it is today," - a passage from President Barack Obama's March proclamation of Women's History Month, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians in Japan learn more about the Army Profession

    Apr 4, 2014

    March 2014 represents the first month in ten plus years there were no U.S. fatalities among service members in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As we prepare to withdraw troops at the end of the year making sizable adjustments to the force, the U.S. Army is taking proactive steps to help Army professionals understand the current transition period and beyond. The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic was established in 2011 to determine the state of the Army Profession after more than a decade of conflict. The focus is to address the Army's culture and reemphasize our traditions and core values. The program also brings together Soldiers and Army civilians recognizing the incredible dedication and commitment made by America's Army. Sgt. Maj. David Stewart, senior enlisted advisor for CAPE, West Point, NY., provided 300 Soldiers and 50 Army civilians the opportunity to learn more about the program from Mar. 31st through Apr. 1st which he has been actively doing since Oct. 2013.

  • 58th MP prepare for joint mission

    Apr 4, 2014

    Through the billowing smoke of a downed aircraft, Soldiers of the 58th Military Police Company drag the bodies of casualties to a collection point to be evaluated and evacuated. Over the chaos, the sound of orders being shouted is heard and the sequential execution of a commander's guidance is evident.

  • Pre-deployment prayers and pancakes

    Apr 4, 2014

    Prayers and pancakes were plentiful among the Soldiers and families of the 45th Sustainment Brigade during a prayer breakfast, April 2, at Leleihua Golf Course, Wahiawa, Hawaii.

  • Maintenance Company completes Afghanistan mission

    Apr 3, 2014

    More than 100 Soldiers from the 536th Support Maintenance Company reunited with their families here today following a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • An army marches on its stomach

    Apr 2, 2014

    Many often confuse the Army profession with being full of only infantrymen and tankers, but three culinary Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and the Hawaii Army National Guard visited a local high school to set the record straight, March 27, and show that the Army is more than just guns and tanks.

  • 8th TSC honors four centuries of combined service

    Apr 2, 2014

    The skies over Schofield Barracks wept aloha showers as the 8th Theater Sustainment Command family celebrated 423 years of combined military service and bid farewell to 16 retiring Soldiers, Thursday on Hamilton Field.

  • Army mariners conduct live-fire gunnery exercise at sea

    Mar 17, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - In the early morning, March 14, well before sunrise, silhouettes of Soldiers can be seen gathering and moving with a sense of purpose in preparation of a much anticipated live-fire gunnery exercise.

  • 10th Regional Support Group soldiers cross over to help Japanese children

    Mar 16, 2014

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Regional Support Group, volunteered their time to help Japanese children get to school safely from March 3-7 as crossing guard in front of U.S. Army Garrison-Okinawa's Torii Station from March 3-7.

  • Task Force Hannibal concludes tour at Regional Command North

    Mar 10, 2014

    One hundred and forty-three tactical convoys. Nine hundred and thirty-five loads. And four forward operating base closures.

  • All hazards training tests cooperation, teamwork

    Mar 10, 2014

    Hostage negotiations, chemical attacks, and home explosions are the types of unpredictable events that demand instant, collaborated response from all agencies. That coordinated effort is what Soldiers, federal agents and firefighters teamed up to prepare for during an all hazards exercise, Feb. 26-27, here.


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