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  • HAS students spearhead donation drive for Iraqi children

    Apr 7, 2009

    Community service effort led by Humphreys American School students in South Korea result in more than 800 Iraqi school children from Tariq Benziat Elementary school in the Huriya section of Baghdad receiving hundreds of pounds of Humanitarian Aid there, March 19. HAS student council members spearheaded a donation drive during February after hearing about efforts of American Soldiers at Camp Liberty, Iraq to collect HA items to help the children of Iraq.

  • Army couple flies high to re-enlist

    Apr 7, 2009

    PAN MUN JOM - Spc. Ronald Gray of the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area, re-enlisted for his second tour during a routine evacuation exercise flying over the demilitarized zone in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter March 27. Gray's wife Theresa participated in the exercise, dressed in her advanced combat uniform, and boarded the helicopter with her husband to support him in his re-enlistment.

  • Warriors sign wall of fame, 'graduate' from Warrior Transition Clinic

    Apr 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - As patients walk into the Warrior Transition Clinic (WTC), health care posters, numerous handouts and fire escape plans hang on the wall - all information patients would expect in a health clinic. However, something unusual sticks out.

  • Soldiers and veterans share combat experiences, healing over coffee

    Apr 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers, generations apart, discussed the realities of combat during "Java with Joe," at the Tropics, here, April 1.

  • OANRP restores Makua Valley, protects endangered species

    Apr 6, 2009

    MAKUA VALLEY, Hawaii - The rough crunching sounds of spiked hiking shoes mixed with morning bird calls, as a crew of field technicians from the Oahu Army Natural Resource Program (OANRP) made their way into the native forest at the back of Makua Valley, recently.

  • Momentum increases for going green

    Apr 6, 2009

    Cars pass James Jefferson as he putts along at 20 mph down the East Range's Higgins Road, but he doesn't mind.

  • Family member wins international environmental art contest

    Apr 6, 2009

    HONOLULU - The color blue often equates to the ocean. Different shades of this simple color can stimulate thoughts of different times of the day. Aqua blue appears as the morning sun reflects off the water; then pale blue emerges as the sun slips beyond the horizon, while midnight blue settles within the depth of the underwater world.

  • Men, women learn sexual assault prevention

    Apr 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - You enter the barracks, you see a couple stumbling down the hallway. Their hands are all over each other in a clearly sexual way. A few minutes later, you hear a struggle, then loud voices and yelling coming from the room they entered. What would you do'

  • Junior leaders get certified at Korea's 'Warrior Base'

    Apr 6, 2009

    Receiving proper training is crucial to officers in the U.S. Army as they will be expected to prepare their Soldiers for combat. That's why a group of Lieutenants recently went through the Leader Certification Program at Warrior Base in Korea.

  • U.S., R.O.K Artillery Battalions camaraderie is 'Second to None'

    Apr 6, 2009

    Members of the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery and the Republic of Korea's 7th Artillery Brigade, 661st Field Artillery met to discuss the units new Paladins, discuss tactics, techniques and procedures, and to have a friendly match of soccer.

  • Units of 1HBCT, 2ID still make time for families

    Apr 6, 2009

    1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the 2nd Infantry Division take a day to celebrate families.

  • DOD civilians get a taste of Soldier life from 2-9 Inf.

    Apr 6, 2009

    Students from the Department of Defenses' Executive Leadership Development Program come to Korea's Rodriguez Live Fire Complex to be trained in warrior tasks by Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • 1st Armored Division Commander Visits FFID

    Apr 3, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, who commands the 1st Armored Division in Germany, visited Fort Bliss last week and included a stop at the Future Force Integration Directorate (FFID) Battle Command Complex (BCC). The Soldiers of the 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Army Evaluation Task Force, presented information on the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Spin Out equipment they are testing and evaluating.

  • Joint Logistics Command Soldiers train Afghans on radio communications

    Apr 3, 2009

    Soldiers from the Joint Logistics Command trained members of the Afghanistan National Army's Central Movement Agency on radio procedures March 23 through March 28 here. Proper radio communications will allow the Afghan soldiers to communicate to the Tactical Operations Center, which tracks information on current operations.

  • Arbor Day events grow stronger Korean-American alliance

    Apr 3, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - U.S. Army and Yongsan government officials gathered April 3 to celebrate Arbor Day at Yongsan Garrison and Hyochang Park in Seoul.

  • Foal Eagle in Full Spin for Desert Rogues

    Apr 2, 2009

    Nearly 58 years to the day, Soldiers from 1st Battalion 64th Armor, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division returned to the Republic of Korea near the North Korean Border, March 20, the same ground former Desert Rogues helped secure during the Korean War as part of Task Force Hawkins.

  • Fallacies about civilian misconduct debunked

    Apr 2, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Civilian Misconduct Action Authority is the process used for civilian residing overseas with their sponsor who break the law in their host nation. Used as a surrogate to the local judicial system, CMAA reinforces and supplements civilian legal processes.

  • Women's History Month observed at Fort Shafter

    Apr 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - (March 31, 2009) The Oahu Army community observed Women's History Month, here, with the theme, "Women taking the lead to save our planet."

  • USAG Humphreys wins top prize in 2008 Army Community Relations awards

    Apr 1, 2009

    Army Public Affairs announced last week that U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys won first place in the Special Events category of the 2008 Department of Army Community Relations Awards for its Oct. 2008 Make a Difference Day. Humphreys Garrison captured the top prize out of a field of eight nominees from around the Army. Army Public Affairs officials will present the award on May 5 at the annual Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium in Crystal City, Va.

  • Returning Soldiers and Families find support to grow stronger

    Apr 1, 2009

    Spouses from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team take a quick break between Family Strong Series classes at the Main Post Chapel Annex, Schofield Barracks.

  • 'There's nothing like putting on this uniform and being proud of it'

    Apr 1, 2009

    Army opportunities, chock-full of enlistment and re-enlistment bonuses have paved the way for professional success for tens of thousands of Army recruits and Soldiers over the last several years. For one noncommissioned officer who began her active duty Army journey more than 30 years ago the Army offered another type of opportunity--the chance to show her patriotism and sense of duty to her country during a troubled time.

  • 368th Military Police Train for Deployment

    Mar 31, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - (March 27, 2009) Spc. Michael Winn (on left) and Spc. Ronnie Manibusan, both from the 368th Military Police Co., Guam National Guard, prepare operations communications equipment from the unit's control room. The 368th MPs are training in preparation for a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Sergeants' Time Training at the Obstacle Course

    Mar 31, 2009

  • Kandahar Sustainment Soldiers take '60 Kg Challenge'

    Mar 31, 2009

    Two soldiers with the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command each lift a 60 kg barbell March 28 during the '60 Kg Challenge' held in the U.K. Fitness Centre at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. As part of the competition, each lifter bench-pressed as many repetitions as possible in one minute. The first place winner received a percentage of the cash prize, while the remainder went to Help for Heroes, a British charity for wounded troops.

  • USARPAC Conducts WLC for Indonesian Sergeants

    Mar 30, 2009

    United States Army, Pacific operations non-commissioned officer, discusses troop leading procedures with an Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Darat (TNI-AD) instructor during the Warrior Leader Course.

  • Hawaii Medal of Honor recognizes heroes

    Mar 27, 2009

    HONOLULU - The Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii House of Representatives will convene in a special joint session to recognize military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Couples, singles learn relationship skills during strong bonds retreat

    Mar 27, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - Sumptuous crab legs, chocolate-covered strawberries, perfect Hawaiian sunsets, and tools that could save your marriage.

  • Medically boarded Soldiers gain better legal counsel

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - They're not your parents, but Mark German and Capt. Sherrie Rivera just want what's best for you, the Soldier.

  • Cooking and coping go hand in hand at ACS class

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Someone once said that nothing brings people together like food, maybe because conversations seem to flow effortlessly around dinner tables and memories are shared. Also, friendships blossom and family ties strengthen. And honestly, who doesn't love to eat'

  • Hollywood Knights: Stars shoot hoops with troops

    Mar 27, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Cheers and laughter echoed through the gymnasium as family members and fans lined the bleachers to kick off the Hollywood Knights celebrity basketball game here, March 18.

  • Television celebrities visit Fisher House before basketball game

    Mar 27, 2009

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - The small frame of 14-month-old Robert Anthony Duenas seemed lost in the arms of an American Gladiator.

  • Army Emergency Relief fundraiser kicks off in Hawaii

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 2009 Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign kicked off March 20 at the Nehelani with a challenge to the more than 30 key leaders, project officers and unit commanders in attendance.

  • Budding friendships

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Grace Dixon, Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens, presents a native Hawaiian tree, Ohia lehua, to Patrick Ching, agronomist, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Directorate of Public Works. The group presented the tree to the garrison for its support of the landscape and exceptional tree tour here, March 21.

  • AFAP brief highlights dedication to service

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) delegates provided a voice for the community during the 2009 AFAP brief-out, here, March 18.

  • Phantom Warriors transition from Key Resolve to Unified Endeavor

    Mar 27, 2009

    A,AThe III Corps Headquarters concluded Key Resolve, a joint command post exercise with the 3rd Republic of Korea Army at Yongin, South Korea Saturday and will immediately begin transitioning into another command post exercise, Unified Endeavor, Friday at Fort Hood. Both exercises are critical training events for the command as it prepares for possible deployment.

  • Kandahar joint sustainment operations center opens for business

    Mar 27, 2009

    The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 16 to officially open the new Joint Sustainment Operations Center at the 143d's Joint Sustainment Command Headquarters here at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • Kandahar troops observe Women's History Month

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan honored Women's History Month by hosting an event hosting a decorated woman veteran who led an MP battalion into combat in Iraq.

  • Top athlete award goes to former post runner

    Mar 26, 2009

    A talented distance runner who established his credentials at Fort Lewis before moving on has been named 2008 Army Male Athlete of the Year.

  • Year of the NCO Sgt. Heacock

    Mar 26, 2009

    Sgt. Beverly Heacock

  • Year of the NCO celebrated at Red Cloud

    Mar 25, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, Korea - Noncommissioned officers gathered to greet the day March 20 with a different variation of the standard physical training schedule by celebrating the "Year of the NCO" with an all NCO 5K run for Warrior Country at USAG-RC. The run featured a "best cadence calling" contest which selected, at the end of the event, a unit as having the best NCO in Warrior Country calling cadence.

  • Soldiers and Civilians train on Casey for CPR and first aid certification

    Mar 25, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Soldiers and Civilians, five in all, gathered in the Army Community Services classroom on USAG-Casey March 21 to learn and recertify themselves for first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, known popularly as CPR. The class taught techniques used to resuscitate infants, children and adults.

  • Environmental committee finds Area I on track

    Mar 25, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - The Area I and 2nd Infantry Division environmental committee held its quarterly environmental quality control meeting March 20 in the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center.

  • Red Cloud steps up with six new CDFMs

    Mar 25, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-RC garrison commander, presented his commander's coin for excellence to six employees of Red Cloud's Resource Management Office March 19 for becoming Certified Defense Financial Managers. Mi Na Chang, Un Hui Kim, Myong Meyers, Yong Hui O, Yun Ok Song and Chong Yol Yi completed one of the Army's most involved and difficult courses to reach the highest levels of financial management. To qualify for the course and take the examination, one has to have all the training necessary to be involved in the Army's budget and financial matters.

  • Warriors participate in spring riverfront clean-up

    Mar 25, 2009

    Participating in the 2009 Spring Riverfront Clean-up, along Dongducheon City's portion of the Shincheon River, are Pfc. Aaron Elwell (left) and Pfc. Evan Spruill of the 579th Signal Company. More than 150 USAG-Casey Soldiers from the 210th Fires Brigade and their supporting elements partnered with local citizens and city officials March 20, 2009. City volunteers, along with support from USAG-Casey's USO staff, were also on hand to pass out light snacks and beverages. - U.S. Army photo by Jack Loudermilk

  • ID check begins in all Area I clubs

    Mar 25, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Area I leadership decided all Area I clubs and bowling establishments on post and stores selling alcohol begin a 100 percent identification check to determine if the customers buying alcoholic beverages are of legal age.

  • 4-58th AOB, ROKA Soldiers strengthen ties

    Mar 25, 2009

    Air traffic control Soldiers from 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion trained with Republic of Korea Army aviators while working on air traffic control operations certification near Kumwong, March 12.

  • HAS students spearhead donation drive for Iraqi children

    Mar 25, 2009

    Humphreys American School middle and elementary school student council members pack more than 25 cases of Humanitarian Aid items for Iraqi children and their families, Feb. 24. HAS student council members spearheaded a donation drive during February after hearing about efforts of American Soldiers at Camp Liberty, Iraq to collect HA items to help the children of Iraq.

  • Director of DoDEA visits Humphreys American School

    Mar 25, 2009

    Department of Defense Education Activity director Dr. Shirley A. Miles greets Humphreys American School kindergarten students during a visit here March 19.

  • USARPAC general visits Watchdog MPs

    Mar 25, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commander of United States Army Pacific Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, talks to Soldiers of the 8th Military Police Brigade during his visit March 24.

  • We have to be the rock that keeps Soldiers working safely

    Mar 25, 2009

    Humphreys Garrison NCO talks about his Army service and what it means to him to be an NCO during a field training exercise with the Republic of Korea Army during March, 2009.

  • A Soldier returns home, recaptures her past

    Mar 24, 2009

  • 2009 Spring Riverfront Clean-up

    Mar 24, 2009

    Participating in the 2009 Spring Riverfront Clean-up, along Dongducheon City's portion of the Shincheon River, are Pfc. Aaron Elwell (left) and Pfc. Evan Spruill of the 579th Signal Company. More than 150 Camp Casey Soldiers from the 210th Fires Brigade and their supporting elements partnered with local citizens and city officials March 20, 2009. City volunteers, along with support from Camp Casey's USO staff, were also on hand to pass out light snacks and beverages.

  • Spotlight NCO: Sgt. Adam L. Forth (U.S. Army Alaska)

    Mar 23, 2009

    Sgt. Adam L. Forth, a quality assurance/quality control inspector with G Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, stands out as a noncommissioned officer because of his professionalism, candor and authority.

  • MND-N Soldier photos - March 2009

    Mar 22, 2009

  • Fallen military intelligence heroes live on in memories of fellow Soldiers

    Mar 22, 2009

    During a gathering of Soldiers organized by the G-2 section at division headquarters on COB Speicher, the memories of two fallen intelligence Soldiers is revived for a new Soldiers serving OIF.

  • Maintaining batteries maximizes potential

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Directorate of Public Works (DPW), Environmental Division, hosted four vehicle battery maintenance and management training sessions at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter, recently.

  • FCC benefits include family atmosphere for children

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Seven months ago, Kelly Thomas was offered a Child Development Center spot for her 2-year-old daughter, and surprisingly, Thomas declined it.

  • Residents to receive AHFH surveys soon

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - How important is garage storage to you' Do you feel there is adequate parking for your family vehicles'

  • Soldiers 'Stryke Back' during Nehelani welcome party

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Sarah Carnes, 3, spun around and shook her tiny hips in a dance she later revealed was her "daddy is home dance," during the "Stryke Back Bash" at the Nehelani here, March 12.

  • Armed Services YMCA promotes fire safety

    Mar 21, 2009

    Wheeler's Armed Services YMCA hosted the Federal Fire Department, Feb. 25, during Playmorning to promote fire safety.

  • 'Duke' mahalos warriors

    Mar 21, 2009

    HONOLULU - On March 12, our administration participated in the welcome home ceremony at Schofield Barracks for the members of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, who returned from a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Education aids in fire prevention

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Unattended cooking and burning candles caused half of the fires on Army installations in 2008, according to Victor Flint, battalion chief, Federal Fire Department-Hawaii.

  • Honolulu Festival celebrates Pacific Rim culture

    Mar 21, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - For three days, residents and visitors celebrated the unique relationship Hawaii shares with its Pacific Rim neighbors during the 15th Annual Honolulu Festival here, March 15-18. The festival brought thousands together to showcase the diversity of the people of the Pacific Islands and Asia through arts, crafts and performances in and around Waikiki.

  • Flexible CYS2 programs support Army families

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI), Child, Youth and School Services (CYS2) programs are staying flexible to meet the child care needs of the community by providing numerous options for parents.

  • A night with the Knights

    Mar 21, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Spc. Anthony Rodriguez (center) dribbles past a defender during the Hollywood Knights celebrity basketball game at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Physical Fitness Center, March 18. Soldiers and family members packed the stands at the center to watch the Army Hawaii All-Star Basketball team battle it out against their favorite Hollywood celebrities.

  • U.S. Military Leaders of Northern Iraq Gather for Commander Conference

    Mar 21, 2009

    Task Force Lightning leadership hosted a two-day Commander's Conference for the leaders of the many brigades supporting the U.S. Army in Northern Iraq at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, March 12.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Natural Resource Program Takes Home Award

    Mar 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-Army conservation efforts here and across Oahu gained national exposure, Thursday, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) presented U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) with the 2008 Military Conservation Partner Award.

  • War heroes and descendants scatter soil from historic battlefields

    Mar 19, 2009

    Heroes are honored Thursday as they add soil from Revolutionary War to Iraqi battlefields during the Sacred Soil Ceremony at the new National Infantry Museum.

  • USFK commander tells senators tours in Korea to be Aca,!EoenormalizedAca,!a,,c

    Mar 19, 2009

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 19, 2009) -- Quality of life for Soldiers and their families is one of three key priorities for the commander of United States Forces Korea.

  • Korean War vets celebrate leadership and integration

    Mar 19, 2009

    "We made history," said retired Sgt 1st Class Louis S. Diggs author, Korean War veteran and former member of the all-Black Maryland National Guard 726th Transportation Truck Battalion. "We made history because the 726th Transportation Truck [Company] was the first of many National Guard units to support the Korean War."

  • Red Cloud Commander visits 600th Defense Security Unit

    Mar 19, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (right), USAG-RC garrison commander, receives a command briefing from Col. Choi, Kwang Bok, 600th Defense Security Unit, Uijeongbu while on a routine visit March 6. - Courtesy photo

  • Peter Bechtel visits Warrior Country

    Mar 19, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Peter B. Bechtel, deputy director Army Plans and Policy, and director, U.S. Army Nuclear and Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Agency, came to Area I March 16. Garrison chain of command briefed him about happenings in Warrior Country as Bechtel's visit was to see the ongoing internal projects.

  • Faces of Strength: Sgt. 1st Class Agustin Mendez

    Mar 19, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Sgt. 1st Class Augustine Mendez has devoted nearly 20 years to the U.S. Army. In that time he has made tremendous achievements as a military soccer coach, lived by corps values for leading Soldiers and maintained a strong sense of family.

  • 'No Thin Skin' - Trainers Help Hawaii-based Soldiers Improve During Exercise

    Mar 18, 2009

    The small group of Soldiers walked around the controlled chaos of the forward command post, observing and writing notes. The Soldiers wore their patrol caps indoors, to be more easily identified. Their purpose - to help a developing theater sustainment command staff raise their game and better serve their commanding general. The observer trainers are part of Operations Group Sierra Fox, a specialized unit of combined arms experts from the Battle Command Training Program out of the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The group was formed as part of Army Transformation to oversee and train theater sustainment commands, expeditionary sustainment commands, and other support and functional brigades.

  • Sacred Soil Ceremony to feature decendents, participants of American Wars

    Mar 17, 2009

    The Sacred Soil Ceremony will feature descendents and participants from major American wars who will sprinkle soil from the battlegrounds of Yorktown, Antietam, Soissions, Normandy, Corregidor, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan, said MG(R) Jerry White, chairman of the National Infantry Museum Foundation.

  • 143d ESC Celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Afghanistan

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command celebrated St. Patrick's Day only weeks after arriving in Afghanistan to coordinate the movement of more than 20,000 additional forces to the region. The command will also assume a garrison support role at the Kandahar Air Field.

  • Hannam Village renovations move forward

    Mar 17, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The Hannam Village tower renovations are gaining momentum as demolition works are nearing completion.

  • Yongsan opens dog playground

    Mar 17, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - A new playground for dogs gives owners a place on Yongsan specifically designated for walking and playing with their dogs without worry.

  • USAG-Yongsan 'stand down' provides interactive suicide prevention training

    Mar 17, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan officials provided an interactive suicide prevention training program March 12 to Soldiers and Civilian employees in the Multipurpose Training Facility for the Army-wide "Stand-Down."

  • SDDC units finish redeployment of Cobra Gold 2009

    Mar 16, 2009

    A traffic management specialist from the 599th Transportation Group headquarters and a deployment and distribution support team from the 835th Transportation Battalion moved III Marine Corps Expeditionary Force cargo from the port of Chuk Samet, Thailand, Feb. 28 and March 1, during the last phase of the redeployment for Cobra Gold.

  • 25th ID's Hawaiian Roots Still Strong

    Mar 16, 2009

    The 25th Infantry Division's Hawaiian heritage remains strong, even in Iraq.

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers get taste of Japanese culture

    Mar 16, 2009

    Spc. Sheila Alexander, a native of Brooklyn, New York, had never tried seaweed before. In fact, it had never crossed her mind that seaweed was edible. Alexander was one of more than 30 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command who took advantage of some down time during a two-week command post exercise and got a real taste of Japanese culture.

  • Community welcomes Stryker brigade's return from Iraq

    Mar 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Blusterous cool winds and drizzling rain did not deter hundreds of family and community members who gathered March 12 to welcome home the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team in a ceremony on a soggy Sills Field.

  • AFAP provides 'voice' for improving lives in Army communities

    Mar 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For 25 years, the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) has been providing Army communities worldwide with a "voice" in improving quality of life by initiating change. This year, that voice may be yours.

  • Reservist saves woman from suicide attempt

    Mar 13, 2009

    HONOLULU - Today he is called "Spidey." Some even call him "Indiana Jones." These are new titles for David Yamamoto, a Honolulu police sergeant and an Army Reserve command sergeant major, after he leapt from the fourth floor of a five-story Waikiki parking structure to save a woman attempting suicide in September 2008.

  • Soldiers and cadets work together to clean up beach

    Mar 13, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 30, 1-ton bags lay jam-packed with debris that once littered the beaches at the Pililaau Army Recreation Center (PARC) here, due to the clean up efforts of Soldiers and local high school students, March 6.

  • Cub Scouts help Army restore environment

    Mar 13, 2009

    Restoring the native Koa forest in the mountain ecosystem is an ongoing effort spearheaded by the Oahu Army Natural Resource Program (OANRP). Decades of unwanted growth and human interaction have taken a toll on the fragile systems here.

  • 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 13, 2009

    The 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition concluded March 13 at Fort Lee, Va., with an awards ceremony. After two weeks of competitive events, the team from Fort Bragg, N.C., earned the Installation of the Year award.

  • Sustainment Soldiers prepare for Afghan build-up

    Mar 13, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command unfurled its colors in a ceremony here, March 5, 2009.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Validation Exercise

    Mar 12, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command deployed its forward command post (FCP) to Camp Zama, Japan, for a two-week command post exercise, testing the capabilities of the FCP and exercising the staff. The purpose of the CPX was to validate the 8th TSC as a fully operational capable command.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • Umatilla Depot seeks World War II depot workers, descendents for commemoration

    Mar 12, 2009

    In anticipation of a 65th anniversary commemoration of the March 1944 World War II accidental explosion of conventional munitions at the Umatilla Chemical Depot in Hermiston, the depot would like to hear from depot workers of that era or their family members. Invitations to a brief March 19 commemoration ceremony on the depot will be extended to those workers or family members, plus current depot employees.

  • 1/64 Armor Returns to Korea After 58 Years

    Mar 12, 2009

    In 1951, Soldiers of 1st Battalion 64th Armor Regiment and other military units took part in Task Force Hawkins, an operation during the Korean War that was key to securing Korea's Iron Triangle. Just shy of 50 years later, Soldiers from 1/64 Armor, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division returned to the Republic of Korea as part of Task Force Hawkins II to participate in the annual combined joint training exercise Foal Eagle, March 5.

  • Friendship One 2009

    Mar 12, 2009

    Royal Saudi Land Forces Sgt. Nayef Shoraf-Al-Otibi, congratulates Sgt. Chris Benjamin, infantry team leader, 2nd Battalion, 137th Combined Arms Battalion, after Benjamin's re-enlistment ceremony with the Kansas National Guard's Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Tod M. Bunting, Feb. 27. Benjamin re-enlisted with the Kansas National Guard for an additional six years during his deployment to Saudi Arabia for the Friendship One 2009 bilateral training exercise.

  • Soldiers Experience Battle

    Mar 12, 2009

    Contains combat footage from the 2nd Infantry Division's "Warrior Focus" exercise. The entire story is posted on the AFN Korea website.

  • Camp Zama Rolls Out Red Carpet for 8th TSC Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2009

    More than 200 Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians, and contractors converged on this small Army post, located in the southern part of Tokyo, for a two-week command post exercise which began March 9. A lot of prior planning, schedule adjustments, and generous assistance from Camp Zama personnel ensured that this vital training exercise went off without a hitch.

  • 2008 KATUSA of the Year selected at Casey

    Mar 11, 2009

    Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III, 2nd Infantry Division commander, Pfc. Kim, Woo Chul, HHC, USAG-RC, Choi, Hye Kil (Kim's mother) Col. Yun Won Hee, EUSA Republlic of Korea Support Group commander, pause during ceremony honoring Kim as 2008 KATUSA of the Year.

  • Red Cloud leadership visits Humphreys

    Mar 11, 2009

    Col. John Dumoulin Jr., USAG-Humphreys commander, presented a briefing March 2 to the USAG-Red Cloud and USAG-Casey commanders, directors and special staff on the changes for the future of the Humphreys Garrison. Dumoulin also provided the staff with a windshield tour of the camp and talked about the changes completed and changes to be started with stops at Single Soldier Barracks, 550 sq. ft., married Soldiers family housing, three, four and five bedroom suites, and their Super Gym, which has three floors. - U.S. Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson

  • New Family Readiness Center opens on Casey

    Mar 11, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Soldiers, Family and community members gathered for the official opening of the Family Readiness Center March 3 at USAG-Casey.

  • BOSS determines future plans at Stanley

    Mar 11, 2009

    CAMP STANLEY - Warrior Country representatives from Better Opportunity for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers met March 6 for their quarterly meeting to talk about coming BOSS events within Area I at the Community Activities Center here.

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