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  • 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.

  • Cooks feed hungry Alaska Soldiers at NTC

    Feb 22, 2011

    Feeding more than 4,000 hungry mouths can be difficult for even the most experienced cooks. It's an even bigger challenge when those mouths belong to hungry Soldiers training in the Mojave Desert 12 hours a day at the U.S. Army's National Training Center

  • Security discussed at AFAP ceremony

    Feb 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Increasing security within Army Hawaii's military housing communities was among the top items on wish lists presented at the closing ceremony of Fiscal Year 2011's Army Family Action Plan Conference, held at the Nehelani, here, Feb. 11.

  • Family Camp helps keiki cope

    Feb 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Twenty-five Army families affected by deployments socialized and relaxed at a recreational camp located on the island's North Shore, Feb. 4-6.

  • Installation Safety revs several motorcycle changes

    Feb 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Due a contractual change Dec. 16, 2010, the Army Traffic Safety Training Program is only available to active duty service members.

  • USAG-Oahu reorganizes office responsibilities

    Feb 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu, a subordinate command of USAG-Hawaii, will be disestablished, soon.

  • U.S. Army Installation Management Command Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards

    Feb 22, 2011

    Up to three winners from each category will represent IMCOM at the Department of the Army-level Keith L. Ware competition. The Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Competition recognizes military and civilian employee print and broadcast practitioners for journalistic excellence

  • Building resilience across USARPAC

    Feb 18, 2011

    Building resilience in Soldiers is the task for more than 120 students scheduled to graduate Feb. 23 from the 10-day Master Resilience Training course held at Fort Shafter. The Army definition of resilience is the ability to grow and thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from adversity. The graduates of this course will be instilling these attributes into their units. The MRT course is one pillar of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program with the mission to increase resilience and enhance the performance of the force by developing five dimensions of strength: physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family.

  • Army Field Support Battalion - Northeast Asia in running for Army award

    Feb 18, 2011

    AFSBn-NEA a semifinalist in maintenance award competition.

  • Alaska, Thai paratroopers wrap up Cobra Gold 2011

    Feb 17, 2011

    Alaska-based paratroopers stand beside members of the Royal Thai Army's 3-31st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard for a ceremony marking the end of Exercise Cobra Gold 2011 in Thailand.

  • A test of fortitude for Thai, U.S. paratroopers

    Feb 17, 2011

    Thai and U.S. paratroopers end Exercise Cobra Gold 2011 with a rigorous three-day mission in the wilderness of Thailand.

  • Wainwright teens make a difference, earn national community service award

    Feb 17, 2011

    Fort Wainwright's Youth Services program was recently named one of the eight Army sites to receive the prestigious award that merges the resources and influence of both BGCA and TeenNick (Nickelodeon) TV network.

  • Wainwright spouse wins photography honors

    Feb 17, 2011

    A Fort Wainwright family member was among the winners of the 2010 Army Digital photography contest.

  • Army Community Service transforms

    Feb 17, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Army Community Service is enhancing the way it delivers services, to make it easier and faster for Soldiers and their Family members to get the help they are seeking.

  • New welcome center opens for Joint Security Area

    Feb 17, 2011

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea - A new state-of-the-art Joint Security Area Visitor Center opened here Feb. 9 just south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • Lawyer captures a spot on Alaska's Royal Court

    Feb 16, 2011

    Amy Cauthen Marshall, USAG Fort Greely Paralegal Specialist, was named first runner-up in the Mrs. Alaska America Pageant of 24 women from all walks of Alaskan married life.

  • Air Defenders conduct sling load operation in Korea

    Feb 16, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - U.S. Army 1st Lt. Steve Bonner conducted one final inspection on the sling load as he prepared for the arrival of the CH-47 helicopter.

  • JSA Soldiers mark 60th anniversary at Chipyong-ni

    Feb 16, 2011

    CHIPYONG-NI, South Korea - South Korean and American Soldiers who serve inside the Korean Demilitarized Zone visted four battle sites Feb. 15 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War battle took place here.

  • Korea-based medical team deploys for Cobra Gold

    Feb 16, 2011

    BANGKOK - Seven U.S. service members from 8th Army's 65th Medical Brigade are participating in the 30th Operation Cobra Gold through Feb. 21 in various locations throughout Thailand.

  • BRM with Champions!

    Feb 16, 2011

    Soldiers of 501st Sustainment Brigade conducted a basic rifle marksmanship range at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea Feb. 16, 2011.

  • 8th Army Commander Visits Champions

    Feb 16, 2011

    Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, commander of 8th Army, visited Soldiers of 501st Sustainment Brigade at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea Feb. 16, 2011. Johnson visited the 501st to gain a better understanding of the unit's capabilities during a tour of 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command units.

  • Soldier bridges language gap in Thailand

    Feb 15, 2011

    Amid the bustle of Thai and U.S. leadership speaking through interpreters, working to bridge the language gap, there is one Soldier who stands out from all the rest. Twenty-five-year-old Pfc. Ativut Son, a utilities equipment repairer from the 71st Chemical Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, based at Schofield Barracks Hawaii, has been attached to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment to work as an interpreter.

  • Eighth Army deputy commander retires after 38 years

    Feb 15, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Robert J. Williamson was honored for 38 years of service during his retirement ceremony here at Collier Field House Feb. 14.

  • AFAP gives ohana power to affect change

    Feb 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nicole Roames threw a soft, gray, woolen shawl over her blouse to ward off the chill in the standard-issue classroom in the Education Center, here, Feb. 8.

  • Medal of Honor recipient buried at Punchbowl

    Feb 15, 2011

    Pvt. Barney Hajiro, 94, died Jan. 21 and was, at the time of his death, the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient. He was buried Feb. 14 at the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu.

  • Gary Sinise visits Wounded Warriors

    Feb 15, 2011

  • Mosquitoes' buzz hits Hawaii

    Feb 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - While a mosquito's irritating, high-pitched buzz can be a nuisance, the irritating pests have not yet caused any serious illness to humans, here, according to the Hawaii State Department of Health.

  • Great Aloha Run to kick off on President's Day

    Feb 15, 2011

    HONOLULU - Hawaii runners, including those in the armed services, are lacing up for the Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run, scheduled, here, Feb. 21.

  • DoDEA holds town hall, discusses public education in Hawaii

    Feb 15, 2011

    HONOLULU - A survey asking military families about their perception of public education in several states, including Hawaii, was discussed at a town hall meeting, here, Feb. 3.

  • Age ain't nothing but a number

    Feb 15, 2011

    Profile on Spc. Dierdre' Taylor-Scales, who entered the Army at age 39 following her husband's retirement from military service.

  • Oldest Medal of Honor recipient buried at Punchbowl

    Feb 14, 2011

    The nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient, Pvt. Barney Hajiro, was buried Feb. 14 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu.

  • U.S., Thai troops trade urban tactics

    Feb 14, 2011

    Paratroopers from 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and paratroopers from the Thai Army's 3-31st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard traded urban warfighting tactics in a Feb. 12 exercise. The joint Thai and U.S. force spent the day sharing everything from weapons to ideas and mission tactics at a military operations in urban terrain, or MOUT, training site.

  • 8th TSC Soldiers help Great Aloha Run step-by-step

    Feb 14, 2011

    Honolulu hosts the annual Great Aloha Run, an 8.15-mile race from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium. Although the race only lasts a few hours, the preparation takes a few months. Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command are volunteering to assist the GAR staff almost every step of the way.

  • Live-fire training unites U.S., Thai troops

    Feb 14, 2011

    Two division-level generals from the Thai Army attended a live-fire exercise Feb. 11, combining troops from the Thai Royal Army and U.S. Army Alaska's 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

  • Alaska Soldiers train with Thai army

    Feb 14, 2011

    Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, based at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Alaska, spent the day Feb. 10 cross-training on weapons and tactics here with members of the Royal Thai Army's 3-31st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard.

  • Alaska paratroopers land in Thailand

    Feb 14, 2011

    Paratroopers with the Alaska-based 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment conducted a joint airborne mission Feb. 9 with members of the 3-31st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard of the Royal Thai Army.

  • ROK, U.S. Air Defense Artillery units train together

    Feb 14, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Seong Kim proudly watched his Soldiers executing the Patriot missile reload drill.

  • Four chaplains honored at ceremony in South Korea

    Feb 14, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - During a ceremony at Memorial Chapel here Feb. 3, the chapel conference room was dedicated to four chaplains who made the ultimate sacrifice in 1943.

  • Alaska paratroopers kick off Cobra Gold 2011 in Thailand

    Feb 11, 2011

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division were among the units representing the United States Feb. 8 at an opening ceremony for Exercise Cobra Gold 2011 at Camp Erawan, Thailand. The 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment Soldiers, based at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska, stood alongside members of the 3rd Marines Logistics Group and the King's Guard of the Royal Thai Army at the ceremony, which shadowed the multinational exercise's main opening event Feb. 7 in Chiang Mai.

  • Fort Wainwright working to conserve resources

    Feb 10, 2011

    We must all act responsibly to make the best use of our resources; to retrain ourselves and our families about how best to use water, electricity and other resources.

  • Yukon Quest: Soldiers, families can be there via live tracking

    Feb 10, 2011

    Soldiers and families have a better option than waiting on the icy river all day in hopes of catching a glimpse of the early finishers. For the second year in a row, live tracking of sled dog teams is available off of the Yukon Quest website.

  • Army-strong spouses make Valentine's Day their own sweet holiday

    Feb 10, 2011

    So you're spending another holiday alone, courtesy of the U.S. Army. How to celebrate Valentine's Day even if your Soldier is deployed.

  • Military Saves: Program offers Soldiers, families savings pledge

    Feb 10, 2011

    Military Saves, a Defense Department and nationwide effort to encourage saving among military families, is coming to Fort Wainwright this month.

  • Legendary bayonet charge honored on 60th anniversary

    Feb 8, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - The 8th Army commanding general honored the fighting spirit of the Soldiers who fixed bayonets and charged up hill into withering gun fire here 60 years ago.

  • Alaska Soldier finds peace in music

    Feb 7, 2011

    Pvt. 2 Christopher Everett had everyone's attention one cold January day in the Soldiers' Chapel.

  • New Hawaii law may affect child custody plans for deploying parents

    Feb 7, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A growing number of deploying parents are facing a battle, not against insurgents or improvised explosive devices, but the possible consequences of a deployment on their child custody arrangement.

  • CYSS, UH helps military kids with deployments

    Feb 7, 2011

    HONOLULU - The Stan Sheriff Center hosted Utah State's men's basketball team and one very large group of military youth, here, Jan. 29.

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