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  • Eye on the tsunami

    Mar 22, 2011

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Left to right, Dan Brown, district chief, Federal Fire Department, Hawaii; George Crowder, prevention chief; and Gayland Enriques, deputy chief, monitor the tsunami as it hits Oahu, March 11.

  • The 27th Annual Army Family Action Plan Conference identifies 16 new quality-of-life issues

    Mar 22, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Earlier this month, I discussed the progress we made resolving 17 of 40 quality-of-life issues at the AFAP General Officer Steering Committee held in February.

  • 6-52nd ADA holds training with Korean Service Corps

    Mar 22, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Pfc. Ibrahim Ahmed enthusiastically demonstrated to his students how to properly insert the nasopharyngeal airway into an unconscious patient in order to secure open airway.

  • Eighth Army unit to deploy to Philippines for exercise

    Mar 22, 2011

    Eighth Army will deploy approximately 500 Soldiers to the Republic of the Philippines to participate in the Balikatan 2011 exercise, April 5 - 15.

  • Lewis-McChord assists family members back from Japan

    Mar 22, 2011

    An influx of people arriving this week at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from the earthquake and tsunami-ravaged country of Japan have prompted a multi-agency response by the federal government.

  • Military family members depart Japan

    Mar 22, 2011

    MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan - Family members of Soldiers belonging to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Forces Strategic Command, 1st Space Brigade stationed on Misawa AFB, took advantage of the Department of Defense's authorized Voluntary Departure of Family Members Program, in light of the devastation left by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

  • Water Drop

    Mar 22, 2011

    U.S. Army Japan and I Corps Forward as well as personnel from the Navy, Air Force and Marine personnel and the Japan Self Defense Force work together to transport and unload 25,000 cases of water to be delivered to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11.

  • 35th CSSB deployment to Sendai

    Mar 22, 2011

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Japan and the 10th Support Group join forces to distribute supplies and relief to the victims of Japan's horrendous earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country March 11.

  • Tripler receives praise for promoting resilience and well-being among employees

    Mar 21, 2011

    The Tripler Army Medical Center Department of Psychology received a Best Practices Honor from the American Psychological Association at the annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards ceremony March 12 in Washington, D.C. TAMC's Department of Psychology was recognized for its efforts to promote resilience and well-being among its employees.

  • Wiercinski returns to Hawaii, assumes command of USARPAC

    Mar 21, 2011

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli passed command of U.S. Army Pacific from Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon to Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski during a change of command ceremony March 21, on historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • USARPAC Soldiers support Operation Tomodachi

    Mar 20, 2011

    About 30 10th Support Group Soldiers deployed from Torii Station, Japan, to provide humanitarian aid to the citizens of Japan after an earthquake and tsunami crippled the country on March 11.

  • Military family members arrive in Seattle from Japan

    Mar 20, 2011

    About 200 military family members arrived March 19, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Wash., after leaving Japan voluntarily, U.S. Army North officials said. The family members left Yokota Air Base, Japan, aboard a government-chartered airplane.

  • U.S. Army Alaska commander earns second star

    Mar 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Alaska's commanding general earns his second star in a March 18 ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Eighth Army commander reads to 1st grade students

    Mar 18, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - American military leaders participated in the annual Family Reading Night at Seoul American Elementary School March 17.

  • Helping Japan is Pacific Command's top priority

    Mar 18, 2011

    U.S. forces in Japan are engaged in one of the biggest natural and manmade disasters of a lifetime, Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard said March 17. Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, spoke over the phone from Hawaii to the Pentagon press corps about what the U.S. military is doing to help the Japanese Self-Defense Force respond to the disaster caused by the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear emergency.

  • Japan-based military Families remain top concern

    Mar 18, 2011

    Defense Department officials are taking Aca,!A"proactive, deliberateAca,!A? steps to stay ahead of the changing conditions in Japan, while keeping the safety and well being of military Families there always in mind, a DOD official said March 18.

  • UNC Honor Guard Soldiers help to keep Seoul clean

    Mar 17, 2011

    SEOUL - Members of the United Nations Command Honor Guard joined Korean hosts to help clean up the streets of Itaewon in Seoul March 17.

  • Military appreciation day at Ice Park

    Mar 17, 2011

    Ice Alaska is one of the largest ice art competition and exhibitions and features work by both local and world-class artists.

  • Wainwright Soldier earns Outstanding Military Musician Award

    Mar 17, 2011

    The U.S. military has stepped up to recognize musical excellence in its ranks with the Col. Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award and a U.S. Army Alaska Soldier is one of the first to receive the honor.

  • Pundakit Integrated School ground breaking and classroom construction

    Mar 17, 2011

    The Pundakit Integrated school poses for the groundbreaking ceremony and construction of the schools, during exercise Balikatan in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines on March 11, 2011.

  • DFACs in Korea battle to change your mind

    Mar 17, 2011

    This is a feature highlighting the Inaugural 2011 National Nutrition Month Competition in Korea. There are 25 dining facilities and only four are selected as finalists to compete.

  • USFK conserves bandwidth for Japan relief efforts

    Mar 17, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - U.S. Forces Korea has taken measures to conserve network bandwidth to support on-going humanitarian relief operations in Japan.

  • Gates authorizes humanitarian funds for Japan, voluntary evacuation of Honshu families

    Mar 17, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has authorized up to $35 million in initial Defense Department funds for humanitarian aid to Japan, and to pay for the voluntary departure of eligible family members from the island Honshu to the designated "safe haven" of the United States.

  • 6-52nd ADA holds combined victory celebration

    Mar 16, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Leaders, Soldiers and families from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery celebrated the conclusion of exercise Key Resolve with their Republic of Korea military and civilian counterparts during the annual Key Resolve Victory Day here March 12.

  • Engineer Company completes wall for Republic of Philippines elementary school

    Mar 16, 2011

    U.S. Army Soldiers from the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command continue constructing an additional classroom at Angel C. Manglicmot Memorial Elementary School, Zambales Province, Republic of the Philippines on March 14 during Balikatan 2011.

  • U.S. Army Japan palletizes relief supplies

    Mar 16, 2011

    Employees with the Army's Department of Logistics on Camp Kinser, Japan, prepared nine pallets containing 5,000 blankets and 500 sleeping bags for delivery to Sendai, Japan, in an effort to help victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

  • U.S. Army Japan heads to Sendai

    Mar 16, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., commander of U.S. Army Japan, visited Sendai, Japan, March 15 to discuss of U.S. Army Japan assistance to humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts.

  • Thurman nominated to command Korea

    Mar 16, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates, during a March 1 Pentagon press briefing, recommended President Barack Obama nominate Gen. James Thurman to take command of U.S. Forces in the Republic of Korea. Thurman currently commands U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), the U.S. Army's largest organization, where he is responsible for the oversight, manning, training and equipping of 237,000 active duty Soldiers and the training and readiness oversight of 560,000 National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • Military Postal Service delivers in South Korea

    Mar 16, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

  • US ambassador issues message to Americans in Japan

    Mar 16, 2011

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos today issued a message to Americans living there to bring them up to date on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation last week.

  • The 27th annual Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committee resolves 17 quality-of-li

    Mar 15, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- I often say you can read about history or make history. This year, the voices of Soldiers, Civilians and Families that have contributed to the Army Family Action Plan process were heard and history was made at the recent AFAP General Officer Steering Committee held the first week of February.

  • Red Cross website links Japan-based troops to home

    Mar 15, 2011

    In the wake of Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami, Red Cross officials are encouraging U.S. servicemembers and families posted there to register with an online resource intended to keep family and friends back home informed of their welfare.

  • Official notes readiness challenges in Pacific

    Mar 15, 2011

    The U.S. military response following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan highlights the importance of a forward troop presence in the region, a senior defense official told Congress March 15. Michael Schiffer, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, testified today before the House Armed Services Committee's readiness subcommittee on long-term challenges in the Pacific region. "Our forward presence in Japan and throughout the Asia-Pacific region has allowed us to respond to Japan's urgent needs quickly," Schiffer said.

  • USARPAC civilian employees honored for service excellence

    Mar 14, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific held its first annual Army Civilian Recognition awards program, recognizing civilian service excellence.

  • Police, security guards keep the community, installations safe

    Mar 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Department of the Army security guards and DA civilian police do more than just check ID cards and wave cars through the gates on installations in Hawaii.

  • Residents get security updates at Oahu-North town hall

    Mar 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The community watch program will return soon to Oahu-North housing communities.

  • USAG-HI provides cultural resource update at Makua

    Mar 14, 2011

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii representatives and environmental officials reviewed cultural resource guidelines and annual findings concerning cultural preservation at Makua Military Reservation, Feb. 24, here.

  • Education Front: Survey studies on-post schools for possible facility upgrades

    Mar 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On-post schools throughout U.S. Army-Hawaii currently are being surveyed for facility improvements.

  • Decreased budget, workforce levels are discussed at employee town hall

    Mar 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, held an employee town hall for the garrison workforce, March 3, at the Sgt. Smith Theater, here.

  • US forces provide relief aid to Japan

    Mar 14, 2011

    U.S. military forces are working alongside their Japanese counterparts to provide aid as the country digs out in the aftermath of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck March 11.

  • Army ready to help after earthquake, tsunami in Japan

    Mar 14, 2011

    In response to the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, March 11, U.S. Army Japan/1st Corps Forward has activated its Emergency Operations Center and is mobilizing a disaster assessment team.

  • Joint Medical Blast Injury Symposium held in Sri Lanka

    Mar 11, 2011

    The 2011 Joint Medical Blast Injury Symposium was held Feb. 15- 17 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, as part of a medical exchange program to enhance cooperation across nations. Sri Lankan Armed Forces partnered with U.S. Army Central and U.S. Army Pacific to conduct a subject matter exchange on managing the effects of blast injuries.

  • Stryker Vehicles Decontaminated at Osan Air Base

    Mar 11, 2011

    While some were sleeping, members of 501st Sustainment Brigade were working to stop the spread of hoof and mouth disease.

  • DoD readies for potential Japan earthquake aid

    Mar 11, 2011

    Though the Japanese government has not yet requested help in dealing with the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that hit early this morning near the coast of Honshu, U.S. forces are being readied in case such a request comes, a Defense Department spokeswoman said here today.

  • Gates pledges US help for Japan

    Mar 11, 2011

    The United States is prepared to help Japan deal with the aftermath of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck today "in any way we possibly can," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Bahrain.

  • Alaska paratrooper awarded for valor

    Mar 10, 2011

    Alaska paratrooper recognized for valor in Afghanistan combat.

  • A homecoming, Alaska style

    Mar 10, 2011

    Anchorage welcomes the 23rd Engineer Company back from Afghanistan with an only-in-Alaska experience during the city's premier winter festival.

  • Soldiers go back to school

    Mar 10, 2011

    "These students know what they are talking about, ; they put in the time and effort. I am excited to share with them some pointers," said Massaquoi said. "But that is it, . I am just sharing pointers, . they They know their projects, they know the work they have put in.

  • 9th Army Band on the road for Music in our schools month

    Mar 10, 2011

    The 9th Army Band is taking their show on the road during the month of March, but most of their performances will not be for the Soldiers they usually serve, but for the youngest members of the community in honor of Music in our Schools Month.

  • ACAP, deploying Soldiers to civilian life

    Mar 10, 2011

    Being well-prepared is an important step in the transitioning of Soldiers and military families for the changes that lie ahead.

  • Dr. Seuss, the cat in the Army hat

    Mar 10, 2011

    Would you, could you read some more Of his service during war' Read it, read it then you'll see How Dr. Seuss served in the Army.

  • Airborne Soldiers vie for Expert Infantry Badge

    Mar 10, 2011

    Soldiers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson received training Feb. 22-24, to prepare to test for the Expert Infantry Badge. The EIB represents the understanding of basic infantry tasks, according to Staff Sgt. Ian McGlocklyn, an infantry Soldier with Company A, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, and an EIB training instructor.

  • Alaska MPs drill on convoy security

    Mar 10, 2011

    Soldiers of the 164th Military Police Company prepared for a deployment to Afghanistan this spring with a convoy live fire exercise from Feb. 22 to March 4. The training aimed to improve high-payoff deployment skills by testing troop leading procedures, battle drills, and convoy operations.

  • 551st ICTC Trains in Hills of Korea

    Mar 10, 2011

    Soldiers of the 551st Inland Cargo Transfer Company, a subordinate element of 501st Sustainment Brigade, train in the hills near Busan, South Korea.

  • Exercise Key Resolve 2011 wraps up in South Korea

    Mar 9, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Exercise Key Resolve came to an end March 10 following two weeks of training around the Korean Peninsula.

  • Simplifying the Logistics ground

    Mar 9, 2011

    How the 101st Sustainment Brigade is undertaking an ambitious project to re-configure Bagram Airfield's Logistics complex

  • Exercise Foal Eagle 2011 in Full Swing

    Mar 9, 2011

    Soldiers of 501st Sustainment Brigade participate in Exercise Foal Eagle 2011.

  • 9th MSC Soldiers stand ready

    Mar 8, 2011

    More than 1,100 Army Reservists from the 9th Mission Support Command gathered at Fort Shafter Flats to participate in the second annual Oahu Consolidated Soldier Readiness Processing, March 4-6.

  • Military chefs soup up skills at culinary competition

    Mar 8, 2011

    It's not likely what's being cooked up at Fort Lee, Va., will ever show up on the menu in a Dining Facility downrange, but the Soldiers manning the skillets there will go, and when they do, they'll take with them the skills they've demonstrated here.

  • Stryker unit conducts live fire exercise in South Korea

    Mar 8, 2011

    NIGHTMARE RANGE, South Korea - A U.S. Army Stryker unit engaged and destroyed targets here at this South Korean live fire range March 7 during Exercise Foal Eagle.

  • Army, state continue collaboration to protect, save history

    Mar 7, 2011

    HONOLULU - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii command representatives and environmental officials met with the State Historic Preservation Division, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and National Parks Service representatives for the first time in 2011, Feb. 16, to review and discuss future programs for the protection of historic properties.

  • Proposed school boundary changes include AMR community

    Mar 7, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Hawaii Department of Education has proposed boundary changes that will affect Army families who live in the Aliamanu Military Reservation, or AMR, community and those living in nearby Navy communities.

  • Tax Center takes guesswork out of filing

    Mar 7, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Hawaii-Army Tax Centers here and at Fort Shafter will be open for business through April 29.

  • AER campaign helps the Army take care of its own

    Mar 7, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign, here, kicked off Tuesday, and will continue through May 15.

  • Participation vital, needed in COLA survey

    Mar 7, 2011

    HONOLULU - Military personnel in Hawaii have an opportunity to affect their paychecks this year by participating in a Cost of Living Allowance Living Pattern Survey, or LPS.

  • Survivor Outreach Services: Supporting Survivors and honoring Soldiers

    Mar 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- I commanded the 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Ga., as part of the surge in Iraq in 2007-8.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team cases colors during deployment ceremony

    Mar 4, 2011

    A deployment ceremony for Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was held March 4 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, U.S. Army Pacific commander spoke to Soldiers and Families gathered at Sills Field. The more than 3,200 Soldiers of the 3rd BCT "Broncos" will deploy to Afghanistan soon. Commander of the 3rd BCT is Col. Richard Kim.

  • Wainwright officials explain COLA policies during deployments

    Mar 4, 2011

    With many Fort Wainwright Soldiers deploying this year, Wainwright finance officials and rear detachment commanders are working to ensure Soldiers and families have a clear understanding of how their COLA allowance will be affected by the choices family members make about where to live and how long to travel during their Soldier's deployment.

  • CSM SCHMITT VISITS FORT WAINWRIGHT

    Mar 4, 2011

    "Command Sgt. Major Schmitt has tons of tactical experience but no BASOPS experience so he brings to us new eyes and a fresh perspective on how we (IMCOM) can and should support Soldiers and families. His love of Soldiers is visible, almost palpable, as you watch him engage and interact with them."

  • Starting June 1, revised enlisted promotion system requires Soldier input

    Mar 4, 2011

    Active-component Soldiers interested in promotion to sergeant or staff sergeant must immediately update their personnel and training records before the Army implements the revised promotion system on June 1.

  • Prepositioned equipment rolls into action

    Mar 4, 2011

    The Daegu, South Korea-based Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia and 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command staged prepositioned equipment for a combat task force during Key Resolve/Foal Eagle in South Korea.

  • Full Spectrum Operations' battle drills, plans aim to save lives

    Mar 4, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - Sounds of small arms fire pierced the brisk, heavy late evening air as defensive forces inside U.S. Army installations here braced themselves to withstand simultaneous coordinated attacks on all access control point gates throughout Warrior Country - a situation that made for an intense exercise.

  • U.S. Army Pacific announces top journalists

    Mar 3, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific selected its best military and civilian journalists and broadcasters during the 2010 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware journalism competition. The USARPAC competition garnered more than 40 entries in 10 categories from journalists assigned to commands in Hawaii, Alaska and Japan, including several Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • U.S. Army flexes logistical muscles during KR/FE

    Mar 3, 2011

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea - The U.S. Army flexed its logistical muscles March 3, moving pre-positioned stocks onto trains here during railhead operations in support of Key Resolve/Foal Eagle.

  • Schmitt Makes First Visit To Fort Greely

    Mar 2, 2011

    IMCOM Pacific Region's command sergeant major made his first visit to Alaska and Fort Greely.

  • U.S. Army Alaska band joins Boy Scouts

    Mar 2, 2011

    Members of U.S. Army Alaska's 9th Army Band visit Boy Scout Troop 229 here Feb. 24 for a music-appreciation lesson.

  • U.S. Army Alaska band mentors students

    Mar 2, 2011

    U.S Army Alaska's 9th Army Band conducts a workshop for Anchorage high school musicians.

  • Army to Congress: FY 12 budget to sustain balance

    Mar 2, 2011

    For years the Army's chief of staff has said the service was "out of balance," but he believes next year's budget request will keep it on the right footing after 10 years of war.

  • Arctic Sappers back from Afghanistan

    Mar 2, 2011

    U.S. Army Alaska's 6th Engineer Battalion (Airborne) welcomes the 23rd Engineer Company home from Afghanistan Feb 26 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Gates nominates Thurman to command in Korea

    Mar 2, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced March 1 his recommendaiton to the President that he nominate Army Gen. James D. Thurman to take command of U.S. Forces in the Republic of Korea. A native of Marietta, Okla., Thurman currently commands U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), the U.S. Army's largest organization, where he is responsible for the oversight, manning, training, and equipping of 237,000 Active Component Soldiers and the training and readiness oversight of 560,000 Soldiers of the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Gates made the announcement during a Pentagon press briefing. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Thurman would succeed Army Gen. Walter "Skip" Sharp in Korea who is set to retire after his tour as commander of the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea.

  • Football legend tackles mental-health stigma

    Mar 1, 2011

    Admitting you a have a problem doesn't mean you're weak, football great Herschel Walker told told Soldiers and Airmen in Alaska.

  • The Quiet Professionals: USAG-HI supports deployment cycle

    Feb 28, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii provides support services, installation facilities, family housing, training and recreational centers for more than 94,000 Soldiers, family members, civilians employees and retirees stationed on Oahu and the Big Island.

  • Community learns how to get fit at education fair

    Feb 28, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A free education fair was held, here, Feb. 17.

  • Paintball, woodchips part of environmental discussion

    Feb 28, 2011

    HONOLULU - The Oahu Army Natural Resource Program, or OANRP, recently completed a series of meetings aimed at reviewing and guiding the Army's natural resource conservation work with endangered species.

  • Ceremony celebrates, pays tribute to African-American culture

    Feb 28, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - African-Americans have had an important role in the U.S.'s military history, from the Battle of Lexington more than 200 years ago, to overseas contingency operations, today.

  • Gourmet touch

    Feb 28, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Spc. Antawn Dansbury, a food service specialist, assigned to Company E, 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, discusses the spread his team made in preparation for the 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition, at the 25th CAB Dining Facility, here, Feb. 22.

  • Key Resolve 2011 Begins

    Feb 28, 2011

  • 8th Army hones warfighting skills during KR/FE 2011

    Feb 28, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army is honing its warfighting skills around the Korean Peninsula from Feb. 28 - March 10 during exercises Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 2011.

  • Traveling Korean War exhibit on display in Hawaii

    Feb 25, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, U.S. Army Pacific commander, toured a pictorial history of the Korean War Feb. 23 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. The exhibit moves Feb. 25 to Fort DeRussy in Waikiki and will be open to the public.

  • Battling cold, conquering mountains in Alaska

    Feb 25, 2011

    Soldiers like Staff Sgt. Paul Willey, an instructor at the Army's Northern Warfare Training Center in Alaska, prepare Soldiers for the harsh conditions they may face in the rugged and unforgiving mountains of Afghanistan.

  • USARPAC welcomes new command sergeant major

    Feb 25, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, U.S. Army Pacific commander, passed the Noncommissioned Officer Sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, incoming USARPAC command sergeant major at the change of responsibility ceremony held Feb. 25 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Leota assumed responsibility for the welfare, morale and standards of Soldiers in USARPAC from Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, who retired after 31 years of Army service.

  • Spouses Readiness Program provides resources for families

    Feb 25, 2011

    Although spouses of the Soldiers have had other chances to gather information at pre-deployment briefings, because of time constraints, they often don't have time to ask questions, said Rebecca Taylor, the Family Readiness Support Assistant for 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1-25th SBCT and one of the organizers of the event.

  • Wainwright teens prepare for deployment, build Strong Bonds

    Feb 25, 2011

    Wainwright teens recently took advantage of a unique opportunity to prepare for their parents' upcoming deployment and have some fun in conjunction with a Strong Bonds retreat just for them.

  • Army Family Action Plan: Wainwright volunteers attend Army conference, prepare for local AFAP

    Feb 25, 2011

    Lyons believes in change and the power of AFAP to bring about that change.

  • Herschel Walker speaks out on seeking help

    Feb 25, 2011

    Meeting with Soldiers and families of the Warrior Transition Unit, Battalion B, NFL great Herschel Walker spoke about his life, his personal experiences and struggles with mental illness and how he gained control over it.

  • U.S. Army dedicates new Wideband Satellite Operations Center

    Feb 24, 2011

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) dedicated its new Wideband Satellite Communications Operations Center (WSOC) during a ceremony here Wednesday at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBHH), Wahiawa Annex.

  • Vicki Olson receives Army Public Service Award

    Feb 24, 2011

    Vicki Olson received the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award Feb. 23 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, USARPAC commander, presented the award for Olson's contributions to the 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii and the U.S. Army. Olson began Pohai Pulama - the Caring Circle - that improved the wellness and resiliency of Soldies and Families, especially during deployments. She also raised more than $100,000 for the Hawaii Army Museum.

  • New York Guard members all safe after New Zealand earthquake

    Feb 23, 2011

    All 26 members of the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing, currently deployed in support of Operation Deep Freeze, are safe and unharmed after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the New Zealand capitol of Christchurch today.

  • USARPAC Soldiers race for charity during Great Aloha Run

    Feb 22, 2011

    More than 23,000 people took part in the the Great Aloha Run on Presidents' Day, Feb. 21, in Honolulu. Servicemembers from all branches, including the U.S. Army Pacific, led by Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, USARPAC commander, and Maj. Gen. Michael Terry, 8th Theater Sustainment Command commander, sprinted down Nimitz Highway more than eight miles, from the Aloha Tower to the Aloha Stadium.

  • Eighth Army commander encourages graduates to lead

    Feb 22, 2011

    SEOUL - During his graduation address at Seoul Cyber University Feb. 19, the Eighth Army commanding general encouraged the graduates to be information age leaders.

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