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  • CSM Walk

    Feb 7, 2012

    The job of U.S. 8th Army's senior NCO is to make sure Soldiers deployed to Korea are prepared should the call come. Command Sergeant Major Rodney Harris stops in to check on Combat Service Support Soldiers.

  • Yama Sakura 61 cultural events augment exercise

    Feb 7, 2012

    This year's Yama Sakura exercise has been the largest bilateral exercise between the U.S. Army Pacific and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force since the Great Tohoku Earthquake in March 2011.

  • Army demonstrates watercraft capabilities at Tokyo joint disaster-relief exercise

    Feb 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Soldiers assisted with a "sealift drill" during a large-scale Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Exercise Feb. 3, 2012, that was coordinated by the Japanese government and included participation from more than 10,000 people.

  • Wolfhound rides ensures motorcycle safety

    Feb 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, participated in a spiritual motorcycle ride along Oahu's North Shore Jan. 27 in an effort to reinforce safety among Wolfhound riders.

  • Natural Resources Team wins top Army award

    Feb 3, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Spirit, hard work and scaling mountains paid off as U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Natural Resources Team garnered one of the Army's most prestigious awards, Jan. 27.

  • USATDS offers legal advice to Soldiers

    Feb 3, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The U.S. Army Trial Defense Service, or USATDS, is set up to provide free legal advice and representation to Soldiers facing court-martial, nonjudicial punishment, Article 15, administrative separation and other adverse actions.

  • DODEA schools not needed

    Feb 3, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense Education Activity, or DODEA, and the DOD were commissioned to study and validate the concerns that the Hawaii Department of Education's public schools aren't providing military-connected students with an adequate and appropriate set of educational services.

  • Families connect at Ohana Day

    Feb 3, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Football fans, both young and old, converged on Aloha Stadium, here, Saturday, to watch some of their favorite players in action.

  • Soldiers in Korea spend their days at the Joint Security Area at the Demilitarized Zone

    Feb 2, 2012

    The dividing line between North and South Korea is the 38th parallel, known as the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ. American Soldiers spend their days at the Joint Security Area at the DMZ, making sure people remember why the country is divided.

  • 2ID Soldiers support needy in Dongducheon

    Feb 2, 2012

    Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and 210th Fires Brigade distribute charcoal and rice to the poor in Dongducheon City near Camps Casey and Hovey Feb. 1. The Soldiers raised more than $3,000 to support the needy in surrounding community as the temperature plummeted to record lows in Dongducheon.

  • Watercraft Soldiers prep for disaster-relief exercise in Japan

    Feb 1, 2012

    Soldiers performed maintenance checks and repairs on a U.S. Army watercraft at Yokohama North Dock, Japan, to ensure the vessel will be ready for use in a Japanese government-led exercise scheduled to begin Feb. 3, 2012.

  • Korean Connection Series Part Three- Closer look at the alliance between the U.S. and South Korea

    Feb 1, 2012

    The Korean peninsula stands out as a pivotal point in American security: politically, militarily and economically. In the third of a 3 part series, a closer look at the alliance between the U.S. and South Korea.

  • The Army Now - Soldiers taking part in Exercise Yama Sakura help cleanup a Japanese castle

    Feb 1, 2012

    Soldiers taking part in Exercise Yama Sakura help cleanup a Japanese castle.

  • Austin becomes 33rd Army vice chief

    Feb 1, 2012

    The Army welcomed the 33rd vice chief of staff during a swearing-in ceremony for Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Jan. 31, 2012.

  • USNS Red Cloud loaded, heads to Pacific prepared for next conflict

    Feb 1, 2012

    No one knows when the next crisis involving the U.S. military will occur, or where. But thanks to the personnel at the Army Strategic Logistics Activity Charleston, or ASLAC, supplies and equipment now aboard the U.S. Naval Ship Red Cloud are ready for action.

  • Local boy to play football at West Point

    Feb 1, 2012

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii -- Every year, on the first Wednesday of February, is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football with a school that is a member of the NCAA, the main governing body for college sports in the United States.

  • Zama teens make bid for top spot in engineering contest

    Jan 31, 2012

    What began four years ago as an opportunity for high school students to observe a construction site has blossomed into annual competitions that promote science education in concert with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • NFL players visit wounded warriors in Hawaii

    Jan 31, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Former National Football League player John Lynch and current player Calvin Johnson from the Detroit Lions met with wounded warriors from the Warrior Transition Battalion, at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, here, Jan. 27. The players were in Hawaii preparing for the all-star Pro Bowl game.

  • Tripler head, neck docs use robot to increase patients' quality of life

    Jan 31, 2012

    In May of 2011, the da Vinci Surgical System was embraced by two otolaryngologists at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. The robot, which was first purchased in 2009, has been used to support a variety of surgical specialties.

  • School Behavioral Health Team tests its expertise in the community

    Jan 31, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- Since 2008, the School Behavioral Health Team from the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services, here, has been providing a comprehensive array of school-based behavioral health programs and services to support military students, families and community.

  • Austin sworn in as vice chief of staff

    Jan 31, 2012

    Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III was sworn in as the Army's 33rd vice chief of staff during a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Jan. 31, 2012.

  • Alaska's engineers build ice bridges

    Jan 31, 2012

    Since mid-January, members of the 56th Engineer Company have been braving the Alaskan cold and dark to construct ice bridges to safely move Soldiers, weapons and equipment across the expanses of both the Tanana River and the Big Delta River near Delta Junction and Fort Greely.

  • Co-op members brief English students at Camp Kodaira

    Jan 31, 2012

    CAMP KODAIRA, Japan - A group of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members, along with Soldiers from U.S. Army Japan, visited a language school here Thursday to brief students on the bilateral cooperative program in which they are currently taking part.

  • Odierno: Army will remain capable through drawdown

    Jan 30, 2012

    The Army will remain capable through its planned drawdown of 80,000 Soldiers and at least eight brigade combat teams, its chief of staff said Friday.

  • 'Torii' newspaper, 'USARJ This Week' TV program in Japan to become 'Rising Sun'

    Jan 30, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 30, 2012) -- A new year and a changing environment have provided the command information team here with an opportunity to announce: After nearly 40 years, the "Torii" is ready for a change.

  • Yama Sakura 61 begins with opening ceremony

    Jan 30, 2012

    Yama Sakura 61, an annual bilateral exercise with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Army Pacific officially began Jan. 30, 2012, at Camp Itami, Japan.

  • Dempsey: Defense budget reflects clear strategic choices

    Jan 27, 2012

    The decisions behind the fiscal year 2013 defense budget request Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced yesterday represent the department's priorities of maintaining capability, keeping military pay and benefits fair, and managing risk, the nation's top military officer said today.

  • Servicemembers invited attend Pro Bowl players practice

    Jan 27, 2012

    More than 1,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Civilians and family members gathered to watch Pro Bowl players practice for the first time at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam's Earhart Field, Jan. 26.

  • Recovery mission to begin this spring in North Korea

    Jan 27, 2012

    Members of the Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command are preparing for their first mission to North Korea in seven years to search for remains of missing U.S. Korean War veterans, a defense official reported.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits troops in Hawaii

    Jan 27, 2012

    The Army Chief of Staff visits troops in Hawaii and discusses the growing importance of the military's Pacific strategy.

  • Garrison plans way ahead

    Jan 27, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- "We can't do things the way we've always done them," said an attendee at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Strategic Planning Offsite held, here, Jan. 17-19.

  • Stoneman Field complex to receive major upgrades

    Jan 27, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Stoneman Field complex, here, is undergoing a major $9.1 million renovation.

  • Progress made on local AFAP issues

    Jan 27, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Status updates on community issues raised at the fiscal year 2012 Hawaii Army Family Action Plan Conference were presented to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leadership, here.

  • Defense officials announce fiscal 2013 budget priorities

    Jan 26, 2012

    Spending priorities in the forthcoming fiscal year 2013 defense budget request call for reductions in the end strength of the Army and Marine Corps, an increase in special operations forces and maintaining the number of big-deck carriers, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.

  • Japanese police officers demonstrate martial arts for U.S. Army Japan officials

    Jan 25, 2012

    An exhibition of powerful and precise martial arts moves was presented Jan. 20, 2012, by members of the Sagamihara South Police Station in Japan, to an audience that included U.S. Army Japan Soldiers and Japanese city officials.

  • Odierno: Army seeks increased partnerships in Asia

    Jan 25, 2012

    The Army is looking for increased opportunities to partner with allies in Asia, including both Korea and Japan.

  • International training initiates at Camp Itami

    Jan 24, 2012

    OSAKA, JAPAN --U.S. Army Japan and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force prepare for the 2012 Yama Sakura 61 exercise at Camp Itami in Osaka, Japan, Jan. 23 -- Feb. 6.

  • Jan. 15, 2012 -- Media Q&A with CSA Gen. Raymond T. Odierno in Hawaii

    Jan 24, 2012

    Media question and answer session with Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visits South Korea

    Jan 24, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visits Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea Jan. 20, 2012 to meet with Gen. James D. Thurman and Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno visits Japan

    Jan 24, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno meets with Japanese military officials during a visit to Tokyo, Japan Jan. 19, 2012.

  • USAG-HI Fellows graduate from program

    Jan 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Fellows Program graduated its first class, here, recently.

  • Strategic-plan offsite to enable USAG-HI to be resilient, sustainable for the future

    Jan 24, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- During the past few years, a profound shift in the U.S. and global economies has led many to believe we have entered a fundamentally new era in which the U.S. Army will receive significantly less resources.

  • 2012 Excellence Awards to honor best practices

    Jan 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Excellence in Federal Government Awards for military and civilian employees in Hawaii.

  • New home construction on Schofield, HMR are underway

    Jan 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Construction crews soon will return, here, and make their first appearance at Helemano Military Reservation to build more new homes for Soldiers and their families.

  • Yama Sakura 61 Soldiers experience Japanese culture

    Jan 24, 2012

    The annual Yama Sakura in Japan offered U.S. Soldier a unique cultural experience designed to strengthen relationships between U.S. personnel and their Japanese counterparts.

  • U.S.-Japan exercises underscore new strategy guidance focus

    Jan 24, 2012

    Two bilateral command post exercises with Japan kicked off yesterday and today, reflecting the growing strategic importance of the Asia-Pacific region as outlined in the new defense strategy guidance President Barack Obama announced earlier this month.

  • Army chief of staff visits Alaska

    Jan 23, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno underscored Alaska's importance as one of the Army's premiere training locations during a Jan. 20, 2012, visit to U.S. Army Alaska headquarters.

  • Service members delivering food and clothing to the homeless

    Jan 23, 2012

    Service members delivering food and clothing to the homeless in Korea.

  • Army chief of staff discusses way forward during visit to Japan

    Jan 23, 2012

    The Army's top-ranking officer was in Japan on Jan. 19, 2012, to meet with senior leaders from both the U.S. and Japanese militaries and governments to discuss the U.S. Army's role in helping to shape the future of the Pacific region.

  • Tax center opens

    Jan 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- It's that time of year again. With the new year underway and tax forms trickling in, the process of filing taxes for 2011 has begun.

  • 25th CAB Deploys for OEF

    Jan 23, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- 25th Combat Aviation Brigade "Wings of Lightning," 25th Infantry Division Soldiers completed deployment the week of Jan. 23 from Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Odierno visits American Soldiers in South Korea

    Jan 20, 2012

    The U.S. Army's top officer met with senior Army leaders and American Soldiers in South Korea Jan. 19-20, 2012.

  • CSA's wife sees Yongsan for the first time

    Jan 20, 2012

    Linda Odierno, wife of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, began her first visit to South Korea with a tour of Yongsan Garrison.

  • Panetta announces initiatives targeting sexual assault

    Jan 20, 2012

    Sexual assault has no place in the Defense Department, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today, calling the crime "a stain on the good honor of the great majority of our troops and their families."

  • The Army wants you -- to vote!

    Jan 20, 2012

    Officials at the Human Resources Command want to ensure that the entire Army family understands the importance of voting, and want to make it as easy as possible.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Alaska

    Jan 20, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visits U.S. Army Alaska headquarters at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Reduction of stigma to seeking help has begun, says Chiarelli

    Jan 19, 2012

    The Army released a study today on behavioral health and reported that the number of suicides decreased this past year and more Soldiers are seeking treatment for their problems.

  • U.S. Army chief of staff to visit troops in Korea

    Jan 19, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - As the U.S. military shifts its focus to the Asia Pacific region, the U.S. Army's senior uniformed leader will visit American Soldiers in Korea Jan. 19 - 20.

  • Top U.S. Army leaders meet on Yongsan Garrison

    Jan 19, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Senior U.S. Army leaders discussed the readiness of U.S. Army forces in Korea Jan. 18 - 19 as the U.S. military shifts its focus to the Asia Pacific region.

  • Eighth Army to participate in Yama Sakura in Japan

    Jan 19, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Approximately 150 American Soldiers from the Eighth Army headquarters element will participate in Exercise Yama Sakura in Japan from Jan. 24 - Feb. 5.

  • Army Chief of Staff stresses Asia-Pacific theater Hawaii significance

    Jan 18, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno emphasized Hawaii's role in Asia Pacific strategy during his visit to U.S. Army Pacific's 25th Infantry Division Jan. 17, 2012.

  • Yongsan remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 18, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan (USAG Yongsan) celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 15 at the Yongsan South Post Chapel to remember the civil rights hero who had fought for equality and justice in the U.S. The evening kicked off with a vigil march from the Collier Community Fitness Center to a ceremony at South Post Chapel with approximately 500 attendees.

  • People to People honors Yongsan Garrison

    Jan 17, 2012

    SEOUL, Republic of Korea -- People to People International honored three members of the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Command during its 39th Annual International Friendship Night and award banquet at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul, Jan. 13.

  • USARPAC commander outlines Hawaii's importance to Army at community leaders' talk

    Jan 13, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski joined senior military leaders of the Pacific Command at the 11th annual Hawaii Military Partnership Conference Jan. 5 in Waikiki. Wiercinski, the U.S. Army Pacific commander, and other PACOM component commanders from each of the services based in Hawaii, presented an overview of current and projected posturing of the U.S. military in Asia and the Pacific to the Military Affairs Council, the Chamber of Commerce and other officials. Wiercinski stressed the importance of Army forces in the Pacific.

  • Families benefit from energy conservation

    Jan 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- More than half of families living within Island Palm Communities, both in the north and south regions, are rising to the occasion to conserve energy through their participation in the Army's utility consumption program.

  • In-school behavioral health aids students, families

    Jan 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For more than 20 years, the Child Psychiatry Program at Tripler Army Medical Center has been a supportive element to school-aged military keiki, here, and most recently added Wahiawa Elementary School to its list.

  • Employee town halls to provide latest details

    Jan 13, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii held significant employee town hall meetings the first week of January 2012.

  • Guard assists Alaska community buried in snow

    Jan 12, 2012

    Alaska National Guard members arrived in Cordova Sunday afternoon to help the citizens in this small Alaska town dig out from a series of winter storms.

  • Construction project puts engineers back in the saddle

    Jan 12, 2012

    Soldiers with the 585th Engineer Company at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are currently undertaking a nearly two-month-long project to build a massive tent shelter for the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, JBLM's newest unit.

  • Soldiers to construct new roads for Border Patrol

    Jan 11, 2012

    Alaska-based engineers completed the first airborne operation into Fort Huachuca in more than a decade Jan. 6, 2012, in order to build a strip of roadway along the Mexican border.

  • Casting absentee ballot easier than ever

    Jan 9, 2012

    The Army Voting Assistance Program is designed to make registration, voting information, materials and assistance readily available to all eligible Army voters. The program seeks to educate eligible voters about the importance of voting and provide every opportunity to register.

  • Camp Zama hosts safety stand-down day, effects of alcohol training event

    Jan 8, 2012

    Soldiers assigned to the 78th Signal Battalion were at the Community Activity Center at Camp Zama, Japan, Jan. 5, 2012, for a "safety stand-down," which was deliberately held immediately after the holiday season to reiterate the importance of responsible drinking practices.

  • JGSDF unit hosts mochi-pounding ceremony

    Jan 8, 2012

    U.S. Soldiers took part in the Japanese tradition of pounding rice into a sticky, chewy cake known as mochi during a Dec. 23 ceremony hosted by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's 4th Engineer Group on Camp Zama.

  • Panetta: 'Sequestration' would upend military strategy

    Jan 8, 2012

    The Defense Department's new 10-year strategy will go "out the window" if the federal Budget Control Act's additional spending cuts go into effect next year, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said.

  • Strategy calls for military to handle full range of contingencies

    Jan 6, 2012

    The American military will be leaner in the years ahead, but it will remain lethal and without a match in the world, President Barack Obama said at the Pentagon today.

  • 599th supports 25th CAB loadout at Barber's Point

    Jan 6, 2012

    At Barbers Point Kalaeloa Harbor, Hawaii, in December, the 599th Transportation Brigade loaded the 25th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade's cargo and equipment onto the M/V Green Lake for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Army's newest CW5 married couple celebrates achievement

    Jan 6, 2012

    The journey for a person to achieve the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Five is a long one. For many, it is the culmination of more than 30-plus-years of active duty service with several deployments and many different duty positions under one's belt. It represents the pinnacle of a career, being the top expert in one's field, and it is something that less than .1 percent of the military achieves.

  • Obama: Defense strategy will maintain U.S. military pre-eminence

    Jan 5, 2012

    President Barack Obama today announced a defense strategy he said will allow the military to defend the United States and its national interests while cutting military spending in a responsible, balanced manner.

  • Centurions deliver for Alaska-based airborne brigade

    Jan 4, 2012

    A group of parachute riggers based out of Alaska are now rigging everything from fuel to food for delivery to Soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan.

  • TAMC honored with Hawaii's New Year's Baby

    Jan 3, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- Each New Year, the hospitals in the state of Hawaii wait in anticipation to see where the first baby of the year will be born. The friendly, informal competition adds a little bit more excitement to the night for the staff working at the facilities, said Capt. Suzanne Cobleigh, assistant clinical nurse officer in charge for Labor and Delivery, Tripler Army Medical Center. This year Tripler was honored with delivering the first bundle of joy for Hawaii in 2012.

  • Gulf War vets with 'undiagnosed' illness get more time to qualify for benefits

    Dec 29, 2011

    Veterans of the Persian Gulf War with undiagnosed illnesses have an additional five years to qualify for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Team concludes Agent Orange investigation in Korea

    Dec 29, 2011

    The Republic of Korea-United States Joint Investigation Team announced that it discovered no evidence of Agent Orange during its probe into claims that the toxic defoliant was buried on Camp Carroll, South Korea.

  • Hawaii Soldiers earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Dec 28, 2011

    Soldiers earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge in qualifications held Dec. 12-13, 2011, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • DOD releases sexual assault report, announces new policies

    Dec 28, 2011

    Defense Department officials today released the "Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies," covering the academic year from June 1, 2010, to May 31, 2011.

  • Commissaries to end magazine sales overseas

    Dec 28, 2011

    Defense Commissary Agency officials have announced the end of magazine sales in their overseas stores beginning January 2012. This affects all commissaries in Europe, the Pacific (Japan, Okinawa, South Korea and Guam) and Puerto Rico.

  • Best in Army Food Service Honored

    Dec 28, 2011

    The winning units for the 2012 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The U.S. Army Quartermaster School, which is part of the Combined Arms Support Command, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., manages the program through the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. The International Food Service Executives Association and Department of the Army G-4 are co-sponsors of this awards program.

  • Hawaii's WTB Soldiers donate to Toys for Tots

    Dec 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion gathered together Dec. 2 to collect toys to fill a sleigh, here.

  • Dermatology nurse celebrates 50 years of federal service at TAMC

    Dec 22, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- There aren't many people who have proof of their dedication with a track record of 50 years, but Inez Remigio, licensed practical nurse, does. Remigio cele-brated her fiftieth year of federal service to the nation and Tripler Army Medical Center, Nov. 27.

  • Tripler's USAGPAN graduation ceremony honors four

    Dec 22, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- The U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing celebrated four new graduates Dec. 9, here.

  • Keiki Winter Wonderland brings snowball fight to Tripler

    Dec 22, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- The Keiki Winter Wonderland took over the Tripler Army Medical Center track Dec. 10.

  • Tripler AMC NICU graduates reunite for holiday bash

    Dec 22, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- The 3rd Annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Christmas Party for the NICU graduates filled Tripler Army Medical Center with holiday cheer Dec. 11, here.

  • Trip To Pacific Showcases Nation's Strength

    Dec 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For Soldiers throughout the world, the support of the Aviation and Missile Command is just a video teleconference or email away. But sometimes that support comes in the form of actual "boots on the ground" visits by senior leadership who want a better understanding of the issues and working conditions of Soldiers who are trained and experienced in fielding the aviation and missile systems managed by the command.

  • Environmentally friendly barracks in Hawaii blessed, opened for Soldiers

    Dec 20, 2011

    A traditional maile lei untying and blessing ceremony was held for the new Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Long Overdue Recognition for World War II Heroes

    Dec 20, 2011

    For their heroic actions in combat, and steadfast loyalty in the face of ethnic discrimination, more than 450 Japanese American Soldiers of World War II were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award for service given out by our country.

  • U.S.-South Korean consults follow Kim's death

    Dec 19, 2011

    U.S. officials are carefully watching the situation on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of news that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il has died.

  • Troops in Korea first to field new equipment

    Dec 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army's most recent push to better equip and protect their Soldiers took place in October when aviators and crew members from the 2nd Combat Aviation "Talon" Brigade, became the first Army unit to field the new Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble equipment.

  • 'He was just a baby'

    Dec 18, 2011

    While reading recent news from Afghanistan, I was surprised to open the Alaska Post and see a familiar face-- Spc. James Burnett, Jr. I spent time with Burnett while covering his battalion's operations in Kandahar province. Oct. 17 was the first night I met him; we spent eight hours waiting in a Stryker for the men in his company to return from a foot patrol in Do'ab village. In the not-so-spacious confines of the vehicle, I heard about this young man's life. He was 20, but his goofy demeanor reminded me of my little brother-- he was just a baby in my eyes.

  • Best Ranger tryouts challenge 'Warrior' brigade's best

    Dec 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Nine Ranger-qualified Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Warriors," 25th Infantry Division, competed in the Best Ranger Competition tryouts Dec. 6 and 7 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The tryouts yielded the Soldiers that will represent the 25th Infantry Division at the annual Best Ranger Competition at Ft. Benning, Ga., in April 2012.

  • Camp Zama community members visit hospital in Japan's Gotemba City

    Dec 14, 2011

    Eight volunteers from the Camp Zama community made their annual Christmas visit to Koyama Fukusei Hospital in Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Saturday.

  • Harlem Globetrotters bring signature hoop style to Japan's Camp Zama community

    Dec 14, 2011

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 14, 2011) -- The iconic Harlem Globetrotters brought their signature brand of humorous, theatrical -- and, make no mistake, very athletic -- brand of basketball entertainment to Camp Zama on Dec. 11 at Yano Fitness Center here.


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