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  • 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.

  • Camp Zama's Arnn Elementary focuses on FLES Spanish program

    Dec 14, 2011

    A student raised his hand and correctly answered "Amarillo" after Patty Duarte, the Spanish teacher at Arnn Elementary School, pointed to a piece of yellow stationary and asked what color it was during Spanish Night held Dec. 8 at the school.

  • Army beats Navy in Camp Zama, Okinawa flag football games

    Dec 14, 2011

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 14, 2011) -- Though their brethren at West Point failed to win "The" Army-Navy Game for the 10th straight year, the Soldiers from Camp Zama and Torii Station in Okinawa were both victorious in their respective flag football matchups Dec. 10.

  • U.S., Republic of Korea TRADOCs continue to build partnership capacity

    Dec 14, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- The seventh Training and Doctrine Conference between the U.S. and Republic of Korea Armies was held at TRADOC headquarters Dec. 12 and 13.

  • New Year brings new ID card policy at commissary on post

    Dec 9, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A new policy requiring that military ID cards be checked at the commissary's entrance and cash registers, here, starts Jan. 2.

  • USAG-HI to no longer issue DOD vehicle decals for POVs

    Dec 9, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Starting Jan. 16, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will no longer issue Department of Defense decals for privately owned vehicles.

  • Facebook town hall well received

    Dec 9, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii hosted its second social media-based town hall, Nov. 30, to address community concerns in a format community members are familiar with: Facebook.

  • Native Hawaiian Liaison Office hosts Blue Star Card families

    Dec 9, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Two dozen middle school students filed onto the stage; the girls' long blue muumuus gently swayed.

  • Fort Shafter Exchange works to improve its offerings, services

    Dec 9, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Improvements are being made at the Exchange, here.

  • Wounded Stryker NCO weds at Walter Reed

    Dec 9, 2011

    Dana Wille and Sgt. Davin Dumar had known each other since high school and ran on the track team together. They admittedly had crushes on each other, but each was too shy to profess his or her love for the other.

  • Eighth Army Band to play at Korea's premier venue

    Dec 8, 2011

    The Eighth Army Band is scheduled to perform its annual holiday concert at South Korea's premier concert venue Dec. 18, 2011.

  • Army veteran remembers Pearl Harbor

    Dec 8, 2011

    A Pearl Harbor survivor recalls dark day in U.S. history.

  • TAMC honors American Indian service members

    Dec 8, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- Tripler Army Medical Center recognized National American Indian Heritage Month in the Kyser Auditorium here, Nov. 16.

  • Deploying with 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division

    Dec 8, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific Commander Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski delivers a motivational speech to paratroopers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Catholic chaplain in Japan bestowed with 'Order of Holy Sepulchre' honor from Vatican

    Dec 7, 2011

    Chaplain (Maj.) Paul G. Passamonti, the Catholic chaplain for U.S. Army Garrison Japan, was invested in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem during a Solemn Mass held Oct. 29 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.

  • Nation observes 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

    Dec 7, 2011

    Seventy years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, at 7:55 a.m., more than 350 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes from six aircraft carriers roared across the Hawaiian sky and began unleashing their deadly payloads.

  • Eighth Army commander visits Humphreys

    Dec 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army's mission in Korea requires continued vigilance by motivated Soldiers, the Eighth Army commander said during a visit here Dec. 1. The commander, Lt. Gen. John Johnson, and the Eighth Army's senior enlisted Soldier, Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris, spoke with leaders in a town hall meeting at the Super Gym.

  • Humphreys kicks off holiday season

    Dec 6, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - The holiday season got off to its bright, official start here during the Community Tree Lighting Dec. 5.

  • Overseas DOD school lunch prices to increase

    Dec 6, 2011

    Beginning Jan. 3, school lunch prices at all Department of Defense Education Activity schools outside the continental United States will increase for the first time since 2004.

  • Yongsan mailroom trains to keep Community safe

    Dec 5, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Main Post Mail Room personnel underwent a Suspicious Package Training Exercise to hone their the ability to protect the Community, secure the area and keep personnel safe, Nov. 30.

  • KSC Battalion brightens holiday season in Korea

    Dec 5, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Korean Service Corps Battalion helped to brighten the holiday season by stringing up millions of lights at U.S. Army posts in South Korea.

  • USARPAC top NCO brings uncle's remains home

    Dec 5, 2011

    Korean War prisoner of war Pfc. Jimmie Gaitan's remains were escorted home to his family by his nephew, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, U.S. Army Pacific's top noncommissioned officer, Nov. 22, 2011, more than 60 years after he died.

  • Eighth Army honors legendary Korean War leader

    Dec 2, 2011

    Eighth Army officials and Korean War veterans honored the U.S. Army general who helped to save South Korea by holding the line at the Pusan Perimeter in 1950, during a memorial ceremony Dec. 2, 2011, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Yongsan reaffirms Army Family Covenant

    Dec 2, 2011

    The re-signing ceremony of the Army Family Covenant was held at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's South Post Chapel in order to reconfirm the Army's commitment to improving the quality of life for members of the Yongsan Community, Dec. 2.

  • Hawaii's public schools bridge gap on national report card

    Dec 2, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The National Center for Education Statistics recently released results of the annual National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP.

  • Energy tips lower electric bills, usage

    Dec 2, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The following tips will help you save energy at home.

  • 70th Anniversary: WHEELER ATTACKED!

    Dec 2, 2011

    WHEELER FIELD, Hawaii -- Shortly before 8 a.m., today, 25 Japanese dive-bombers struck from the north.

  • A Holiday Message from US Army Pacific's Commanding General

    Dec 2, 2011

    A Holiday Message from LTG Francis J. and Mrs. Jeannine Wiercinski

  • Dental Command makes access to care in Hawaii easier

    Dec 1, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii--The Pacific Regional Dental Command has teamed with Tripler Army Medical Center to make access to dental care easier for Soldiers stationed in Hawaii. PRDC is automating the telephone system and offering dental text message appointment reminders.

  • Tele-behavioral Health officially opens its doors in Hawaii

    Dec 1, 2011

    The culmination of a year-long endeavor came to fruition Nov. 28, 2011, with a grand opening ceremony as Pacific Regional Medical Command's Tele-behavioral Health (Tele-Medicine) officially opened its doors at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

  • 'All inclusive' Super Park opens to Camp Humphreys community

    Nov 30, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- A children's play area, which has been dubbed "Super Park," and features equipment that allows children of all abilities to use the play place, was officially opened here Nov. 30.

  • Eighth Army supports flood relief operations in Thailand

    Nov 29, 2011

    With less than four days of notice, an Eighth Army medical assessment team deployed to Thailand to conduct a health assessment in the flood-stricken country.

  • Fox Sports broadcasts from U.S. Army post in Korea

    Nov 25, 2011

    Fox Sports broadcasted from the American military headquarters post at Yongsan Garrison in South Korea during their Thanksgiving Day coverage of the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game.

  • Eighth Army marks first anniversary of Yeonpyeong Island attack

    Nov 23, 2011

    Eighth Army remembered the Republic of Korea Marines and civilians who died during the North Korean artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island during a first anniversary memorial ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Nov. 23, 2011.

  • Panetta Issues Thanksgiving Message to Troops, Families

    Nov 23, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today offered his gratitude to service members and their families in a Thanksgiving message.

  • Deadlines to mail Christmas packages approaching

    Nov 23, 2011

    If you want to send cookies or crocheted underwear to your Soldier overseas and have it in his hands before Christmas, the time to drop it in the mail is now -- or at the latest, Dec. 17.

  • USAG-HI to host second Facebook town hall

    Nov 23, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The U.S. Army-Hawaii community can get their concerns and questions addressed during the garrison's second Facebook town hall.

  • Cosmic bowling 'glows' to next level

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Bowling in the dark never looked so good at the newly remodeled bowling center, here.

  • Going for green

    Nov 23, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Nik Nikolaidis (center), T & N Computer Recycling, assists Marie Burghardt (right) with a TV to be recycled while Burghardt's sister, Claudia Hernandez, looks on, during "Army Recycles Day," here, Saturday.

  • Fox Sports prepares for NFL game broadcast in Korea

    Nov 22, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Fox Sports is preparing to broadcast live from Yongsan Garrison during their Thanksgiving Day coverage of the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game.

  • 25th Infantry Division Soldiers begin redeployment

    Nov 22, 2011

    After a year in Iraq, about 250 Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division arrived back at Schofield Barracks Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. The Tropic Lightening Division was selected to be the last U.S. division headquarters and organization in Iraq. Its mission was to oversee all forces that withdrew and removed equipment. The unit suffered no casualties during its deployment.

  • Tripler Medical Simulation Center achieves SSH accreditation

    Nov 21, 2011

    The Tripler Army Medical Center Medical Simulation Center in Hawaii recently achieved the Society for Simulation in Healthcare accreditation.

  • Yongsan expresses gratitude to Retirees

    Nov 21, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan celebrated its Retirees during the 2011 Area II Retiree Appreciation Day at the R & R Bar and Grill Nov. 19.

  • Installation's community members address quality-of-life issues

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- (Nov. 18, 2011) Changes in Family Readiness Support Assistance roles and responsibilities, family care plans for married Soldiers and a variety of transportation issues concerning the Fort Wainwright community were a few of the topics discussed by the working groups during the Army Family Action Plan conference at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center this week.

  • Soldiers get rare glimpse at presidential compound

    Nov 20, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Headquarters and Headquarters Company Soldiers visited the Blue House, Cheong Wa Dae, in Jongro-gu Nov. 16.

  • Itaewon becomes a new commercial hub of culture

    Nov 20, 2011

    Itaewon is a melting pot in Korea where people from all different nationalities gather and share their culture. Forming an international street since U.S. Soldiers were first stationed in Yongsan after the Korean War, Itaewon has gradually become the meeting spot of choice for people from all over the globe including the Western, Middle Eastern and Asian countries.

  • 'Army Wives' reality show comes to Alaska

    Nov 19, 2011

    A television production company is looking for military family members to appear in a new show about military spouses in Alaska.

  • US Army Pacific Thanksgiving Message

    Nov 18, 2011

    Thanksgiving is a day that allows us to reflect upon the blessings we share with friends and Family. It also is a day we should pause to remember the men and women who volunteer to defend our way of life enjoyed by all of us in the United States of America.

  • Forward observers train for close air support missions

    Nov 18, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Forward observers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, participated in the Joint Fires Observer training course Nov. 7 through Nov. 9 here. The course curriculum covered calls for fire and field artillery aspects and key points regarding close air support on the battlefield, said U.S. Air Force Maj. Scott Downey.

  • Soldiers give back to community

    Nov 18, 2011

    WAIANAE, Hawaii -- Broken boards, rusted bolts and worn paint were the signs of age and deterioration that covered the bleachers of the school. Over 1,500 seats unavailable for friends, family and students to cheer for their favorite community team. Funding was available, but only for materials, the school would have to wait to repair the bleachers until more funds became available. That was the reality, until a Soldier approached the school administration and asked if there was any way they could help.

  • Range reconnaissance equips commander with knowledge for future training operations

    Nov 18, 2011

    KAHUKU, Hawaii -- The commander stepped from the vehicle into the open air and surveyed the scenery. A vast expanse of rolling mountain ranges and deep ravines crowded with towering trees stood before him. The view, as eye-catching as it may have been, was not the center of attention. It was the vacant buildings in his near vicinity that were the main point of interest for the commander.

  • First lady helps lead charge to hire veterans

    Nov 17, 2011

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The national unemployment rate is currently hovering at around 9 percent, but veterans who have served since 9/11 have a higher unemployment rate than the rest of the country at 12 percent.

  • Laughter is best medicine for resilient Soldiers, families

    Nov 17, 2011

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Laughter is the best medicine.

  • Major changes are underway for motorcycle riders

    Nov 17, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army Safety Center has released a radically different progressive training program for motorcyclists, which will be implemented Armywide as part of the Army Traffic Safety Training Program.

  • U.S., Australia expand military relations

    Nov 16, 2011

    President Barack Obama joined Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard today to announce expanded military-to-military relationships between the two countries as they commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Australia-New Zealand-U.S. alliance.

  • Garrison focuses on energy conservation

    Nov 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2010, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's energy bill was $67 million.

  • New 'green' outdoor classroom features rainwater harvesting

    Nov 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A big surprise was in store for students when they return to school following the fall break.

  • AFTB provides opportunities to meet new people, make connections

    Nov 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army Family Team Building is a series of training modules designed for Soldiers, family members and Army civilians that enhances knowledge about the military and develops leadership skills.

  • CFC celebrates 50 years of giving back

    Nov 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The Hawaii-Pacific area launched its annual Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, Monday, and it is scheduled to run through Nov.18.

  • Garrison addresses lack of participation for reveille, retreat

    Nov 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Ceremonies play a big part in the military lifestyle and are a part of its history and traditions.

  • Residents lower energy consumption

    Nov 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- From wind, sun and water power to geothermal advances and bioenergy, the global urgency to become more energy efficient has never been more apparent.

  • 'Open season' begins for federal employee health care

    Nov 15, 2011

    Even if a federal employee is happy with current health insurance, officials say it's probably a good idea to do at least a little research during "open season," which began Monday and runs through Dec. 12.

  • Paying tribute to America's veterans

    Nov 14, 2011

    President Barack Obama placed a wreath honoring America's veterans at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia, on the 93rd anniversary of the armistice ending World War I.