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  • 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.

  • Spouses attend financial readiness class

    Mar 11, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Spouses and Family members attended a Financial Readiness Class Feb. 27 held in the USAG-Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage. The class taught servicemembers and their Families how to manage financial problems they may face.

  • Texas Hold'em Champinship Poker Tournament finds ace at Red Cloud

    Mar 11, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - More than 150 service members and Civilians filled USAG-Red Cloud Mitchell's Club March 7 for the Texas Hold'em Championship Poker Tournament. The tournament lasted for more than four hours in which the last player standing, Brian Wadas won a $1,000 gift card from Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and the opportunity to play in the All-Army Texas Hold'em Internet Tournament April 25.

  • Yung Joc entertains in Casey's Gateway Club

    Mar 11, 2009

    Hip-hop sensation Yung Joc entertained more than 400 Soldiers, Civilians, and Family members Feb. 25 in USAG-Casey's Gateway Club.

  • NATO Military Committee Chairman pays respects to Unknowns

    Mar 11, 2009

  • Volunteer videos selected to help thousands worldwide

    Mar 10, 2009

    The Army Community Services director for the Department of the Army has selected three locally produced how-to videos to be added Army-wide to the My Army Life Too Web site.

  • 'Key Resolve' begins in Korea

    Mar 10, 2009

    Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2009 began Monday and will continue through March 20 across the Republic of Korea.

  • A first, last flight for Apache pilot

    Mar 10, 2009

    Three flight schools. More than 150 combat missions. An estimated 4,000 career flight hours; 700 of those in combat. Number of hours logged flying a CH-47 Chinook: 0.

  • U.S., Korean troops train to rescue downed aviators

    Mar 10, 2009

    Joint-combined downed aviator training Feb. 18-19 involved the Republic of Korea's 21st Infantry Division and U.S. troops working together on combat search and rescue, or CSAR capabilities.

  • Senior Mentor Assists 8th Theater Sustainment Command During Exercise

    Mar 10, 2009

    Maj. Gen. (ret) Robert Shadley rose through the ranks during his 33-years as an Army officer, culminating his career as the director of logistics for U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort. McPherson, Ga. Today, Shadley shares the knowledge gained during his three decades in uniform as a senior mentor for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's (TSC) command post exercise (CPX), at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Volunteer videos selected to help thousands worldwide

    Mar 10, 2009

    The Army Community Services director for the Department of the Army has selected three locally produced how-to videos to be added Army-wide to the My Army Life Too Web site.

  • 25th CAB improves Pohakuloa Training Area

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade recently invested about $1.5 million and thousands of man hours to complete a series of range improvement projects at Pohakuloa Training Area in Hawaii.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna - Wideband Components Branch

    Mar 9, 2009

    The Wideband Components Branch's 16 employees overhaul mechanical and electrical components on the AN/TRC-170 Troposcatter Radio Terminal Set subassemblies. Branch personnel use oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and signal generators to troubleshoot systems. The branch is part of the Communications Systems Directorate. The TRC-170 is a wideband communications system that links voice and data by providing transmission and reception of radio frequency signals. The system reflects signals off land objects or layers of the atmosphere and is capable of sending and receiving multiplex digital analog voice, digital data or a combination of both.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Begins Command Post Exercise

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) continued its path toward validation as a fully operational capable command, deploying its forward command post (FCP) here for a command post exercise (CPX), which began March 9.

  • Military on leading edge of efficiency

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Military installations across the nation are fast becoming the leaders in energy efficiency and, in some instances, an incubator for sustainable technologies.

  • New management welcomed for single Soldier barracks

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Hawaii welcomed a new concept in barracks management with a First Sergeants Barracks Initiative (FSBI) ceremony, here, Feb. 27.

  • Nigerian's dream to pursue life of opportunity comes true

    Mar 6, 2009

    HONOLULU - Approximately 50 foreign citizens took the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony here, Feb. 23; among them was U.S. Soldier and Nigerian, Spc. Oluseyi Olajire.

  • Garrison rakes in awards

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Directorate of Public Works (DPW), Schofield Barracks, and Kilauea Military Camp (KMC), U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI), were runners-up for the 2008 Secretary of the Army Sustainability Team Award, recently.

  • Army Hawaii Soldiers honored as Athletes of the Year

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Two Army Hawaii military intelligence officers were recently named 2008 Army Athletes of the Year at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium.

  • Outcomes of drugs and alcohol stressed at standdown

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It was a casual sunny Saturday afternoon in 2006 when a commissioned officer visited his neighbor for a beer and barbecue outing.

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • Culinary competition piece of cake for Team Hawaii

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 2009 Hawaii Culinary Team is testing its recipe for success during the 34th annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Feb. 28-March 13.

  • Soldiers showcase talent in "Curtains"

    Mar 6, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - It was 30 minutes before show time on opening night, Feb. 26, at Richardson Theatre, here, and the clocked seemed to tick slower and slower. Sgt. Thomas Johnson, Trial and Defense Service, 8th Special Troops Battalion, stood dressed in a tuxedo, with his hair slicked neatly back, make-up on, and ready for the show to begin.

  • Spotlight NCO - Sgt. Olanda Thompson

    Mar 5, 2009

    Waking up at the crack of dawn and doing physical training isn't a part of every kid's childhood. Olanda Thompson saw his father doing PT every morning and it must have rubbed off - Thompson is now following in his father's footsteps as an Army noncommissioned officer.

  • Spotlight NCO - Staff Sgt. Richard Reveles

    Mar 5, 2009

    Name: SSG Reveles, Richard F. Organization: HHC, USAG-Red Cloud Job Description: Training NCO for HHC USAG-Red Cloud, 3rd Platoon Sergeant, NEO Coordinator for USAG Area 1. Time in Service: 5.5 yrs Recent Accomplishments: Achieved commendable ratings in IMCOM-K Command Inspections in both NEO Operations and Training, two completely separate jobs. SSG Reveles managed and controlled both of them leading up to the time for inspection, achieving, surpassing and setting new standards. SSG Reveles' achievements in these areas demonstrated the high standards of USAG-Red Cloud to the higher command. As NEO coordinator, SSG Reveles over saw NEO operations involving 17 NEO Wardens and 130 families. As a Training NCO SSG Reveles oversaw the training requirements and needs of 57 Soldiers, achieving 100 percent fully trained on all required tasks. As 3rd Platoon Sergeant, SSG Reveles is responsible for the safety and welfare of 11 KATUSA soldiers who work in Stanley CIF detached from the main company. SSG Reveles frequently sacrifice his own time making trips to Camp Stanley to ensure that his soldiers there were taken care of. SSG Reveles trained and mentored the USAG-Red Cloud Soldier of the Quarter for first quarter, preparing and guiding him for his entire time at his first duty station. SSG Reveles' leadership motto is 'Support First". Making sure that things that need to get done get done correctly and on time is how he approaches every day. He feels that is really sums up everything we need to do as Soldiers and NCOs to support each other and support the mission.

  • USARPAC Suicide Prevention goes 'Beyond the Front'

    Mar 5, 2009

    Hundreds of Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians of the U.S. Army, Pacific, assembled in Fort Shafter's Richardson Theater to view an interactive video entitled "Beyond the Front" which presented vignettes of Soldiers in deployment and post deployment, stress-related situations that could lead to suicidal behavior.

  • Year of the NCO - SGM (R) Gordon Niederhauser

    Mar 5, 2009

    Gordon Niederhauser Rank: SGM (R) Organization: Casey Lodge Brief Job Description: Army Lodging Hotel General Management; administration and operation of a TUPH Hotel at Camp Casey. Develop and implement current and strategic plans and policies for successful Hotel operation and SOLDIER / Family, DoD Civilian and Community lodging support. Develop, mentor and ensure additional training for supervisors and lodging staff in order to provide outstanding, unexpected Guest services. Always remain approachable and encourage critical thinking "outside the box" by all staff and continually follow-up. Maintain a high rate of occupancy (85-90 percent) while managing the yearly budget and all expenditures leading to a positive bottom line. Continually upgrade facility, operations and services utilizing intelligent lean concepts. Act as a positive role model for family and team members and maintain a balanced life. Time in Service: 22 years Recent Accomplishments: Ended past year with 90 percent occupancy rate (top 10 percent worldwide) resulting in the bulwark 48 percent of Korea Region Army Lodging financial position. Add seven additional Family Suites to our room total, five on Camp Casey and two on Camp Red Cloud. Improved lodging services by providing Continental breakfast, refurbished all Guest laundry rooms with new appliances, built a fenced pet exercise/pet waste area for Hotel Guests' pets, trained and certified all staff in CPR/First Aid. Continuing coordination and counsel with planned new forty two room annex on Camp Red Cloud. What Makes an Effective NCO OR Why is it Important for the Army to recognize its NCOs: An NCO is effective when he or she ADDS VALUE to the organization. That organization may be as small as a team or as large as a Division or larger. In doing so, that NCO is one that causes others benefit from his or her daily activities. "If you cost me money or other assets and your net worth is negative then you are not effective and should probably reevaluate yourself".

  • Servicemembers briefed on Commander's Cup

    Mar 5, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Military personnel from Warrior Country were briefed about the coming Commander's Cup Feb. 25 in the USAG-RC Community Activity Center. The purpose of the meeting was to inform representatives of each competing unit the rules of the Commander's Cup competition.

  • Casey Mardi Gras scores success

    Mar 5, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Community members came to USAG-Casey Feb. 21 to celebrate the famous New Orleans festival, Mardi Gras. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored the event, which featured a Cajun cook off, Mardi Gras parade, Children's Cajun Carnival, and a Bourbon Street party. "We have events like this, with the help of the chain of command, because it is a great way to show Soldiers new to Area I there are ways to have fun other than going to bars and partying," said Sgt. James Soto, Better Opportunity for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers military liaison.

  • AER kicks off at Casey

    Mar 5, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON -Soldiers and unit representatives gathered for a briefing signifying the kick off of the Army Emergency Relief campaign Feb. 25 at the USAG-Casey mini theatre. For the past 67 years, AER, a nonprofit organization, has been helping Soldiers in times of need. It may be a Soldier who needs an emergency leave plane ride home or a family member not having enough money to cover tuition after being accepted into college.

  • Soldiers learn about suicide

    Mar 4, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON -The Army Times emblazoned their front page Feb. 16 with these five words 'The Army is killing itself.' When referring to "The Army is killing itself," the "Army Times" is speaking of suicide within the military, and that is just what Soldiers and Department of Defense Civilians spoke about in a suicide prevention class, Feb. 25 in the USAG-RC theatre. In the past, suicide briefings have been conducted in an informal setting using a slide show with many slides. However, Maj. Wayne Garcia, USAG-RC chaplain and training leader, did not want the standard "death by power point presentation," as he likes to call it., He took his briefing to a different level using an interactive DVD program called "Beyond the Front."

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers Set the Stage in Japan

    Mar 4, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th TSC Special Troops Battalion and Headquarters staff, based out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii arrived at Camp Zama, Japan more than a week before the main body of troops to prepare the camp for the arrival of more than 150 Soldiers and Civilians taking part in a command post exercise. They picked up Soldiers from the airport and set up billeting arrangements at Camp Zama and ensured all life support issues were taken care of.

  • Workforce learns on post driving rules during Town Hall

    Mar 4, 2009

    The workforce in Area I learned of the Provost Marshal's intent to enforce on post driving rules Feb. 25 in the Casey Digital Conference Center. "Our regulations are strict on military installations," said Lt. Col. Hans Hunt, 2nd Infantry Division Provost Marshal/USAG-RC Director of Emergency Services. "There is a big difference once you drive outside the installation."

  • NCOs gather for 5k fun run at Casey

    Mar 4, 2009

    Noncommissioned officers in Area I gathered outside of Carey Fitness Center on USAG-Casey Feb. 28 to kick-off Installation Management Command's Year of the NCO Fun Run. More than 50 NCOs participated in the run, which covered 5 kilometers between Carey Fitness Center and the Camp Hovey Physical Fitness Center.

  • Kudos for consulates: USAG-Miami presents awards recognizing long-term partnerships

    Mar 4, 2009

    The members of the U.S. Army Garrison - Miami Passport and Visa office play a part of the extensive base operations support the Garrison provides to U.S. Southern Command by handling all official requests for travel documentation in their Area of Focus. None of the service to USSOUTHCOM would be possible without generating and maintaining good working relationships with foreign consulates. The team decided to recognize twelve Latin American consulates for their ten years of excellent support provided to the USSOUTHCOM community by presenting certificates of appreciation to the Consulates' administrative staff and a special plaque to each Consul. Garrison leaders supported the team's idea to recognize the great help given to the military, and the initiative was highly praised and approved by the USSOUTHCOM Commander, Admiral James Stavridis, who signed the certificates as senior tactical commander.

  • African American Civil War Heroes Paved Way for Modern Army

    Mar 4, 2009

    From the first regiment of African American freedmen who fought alongside General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, to heroes like Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. George Watson, of the Army's 29th Quartermaster Regiment, who gave his life saving the lives many drowning shipmates during the Japanese attack on Porloch Harbor, New Guinea, African American Soldiers in our armed forces continue to uphold the highest of military traditions.

  • Benning honors NCOs in ceremony

    Mar 3, 2009

    Fort Benning honored the "backbone of the Army" when more than 60 newly promoted sergeants and corporals were inducted into the NCO Corps during a ceremony that kicked off the designation of 2009 as the Year of the NCO Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium. "In every aspect of the Army, it's really NCOs making it happen," said CSM William Ulibarri. "We hold it together through training, and also operationally."

  • USAG Hawaii sets its way ahead

    Mar 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A significant change to how barracks are managed, a garrison university and, perhaps, blogs are some of the innovative goals planned for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) in the coming months.

  • Life Scouts restore forests on path to 'Eagle' ranking

    Mar 3, 2009

    MAKUA, Hawaii - Kahanahaiki, a forested gulch along the northwestern ridge of Makua Valley, has recently benefited from the efforts of three Life Scouts as they worked to complete their individual Eagle Scout service projects.

  • Keiki create edible art at monthly program

    Mar 3, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Growing up, I heard it a thousand times: "Don't play with your food." Yet, today, I still have the hankering to hammer out the occasional mashed potato sculpture or draw a smiley face in ketchup on my hamburger.

  • Basic training Soldiers test limits in gas chamber

    Mar 2, 2009

    The gas chamber at Brittin Range goes by many names - house of horrors, confidence chamber, chamber of horrors - but no matter what Soldiers call it, they all pass through its walls during Basic Training.

  • Family members have 'whale of a time' at Puaena Point Beach

    Feb 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A small group gathered at the Outdoor Recreation Center for a whale watching adventure here, Jan. 31. More than 20 family members piled in a van and were driven to Haleiwa where they met with site leader and volunteer Renee Bergeron, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

  • Hawaii passes "Year of the NCO 2009" State resolution

    Feb 25, 2009

    With a chorus of Aca,!A"Ayes,Aca,!A? both houses of the Hawaiian State Legislature officially proclaimed 2009 as the Aca,!A"Year of the Noncommissioned OfficerAca,!A? in a ceremony held in the State Capitol.

  • AFAP committee gathers to discuss concerns on Red Cloud

    Feb 25, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Family members and representatives from different organizations throughout the garrison attended a meeting held about the Army Family Action Plan Feb. 18 in the Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation classroom. The meeting gave representatives the opportunity to identify issues and concerns throughout the garrison, and learn if older issues were being corrected.

  • Army couple re-enlists on Demilitarized Zone

    Feb 25, 2009

    PAN MUN JOM, South Korea - In an act that could be construed as an act of staunch resolve, Pvt. Keith Bell and Pfc. Jasmine Bell took the Army re-enlistment oath Feb. 24 on the 'Bridge of No Return' located in the Demilitarized Zone.

  • NCOs lead the Cobra Gold way

    Feb 20, 2009

    Noncommissioned officers make it happen. At Exercise Cobra Gold 2009, this U.S. Army standard for its NCO corps is made manifest through the professional performances and missions accomplished by NCOs throughout the country of Thailand.

  • Combined Live Fire Exercise with Strykers ignites Cobra Gold 09

    Feb 20, 2009

    SUKHOTHAI, Thailand- Jets zoom past and the earth trembles from artillery fire. The thunder of gunfire and explosions fill an entire valley. Four M117 Stryker Improvised Carrier Vehicles appear and quickly disappear through the clouds of smoke.

  • USARPAC wins DA best force protection program award

    Feb 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER - The Department of the Army (DA) awarded U.S. Army-Pacific (USARPAC) the Best Force Protection Program Award for 2008, recently, during the opening ceremony of the annual Army Antiterrorism Conference in Buena Vista, Fla.

  • Yongsan firefighters test new ways to save lives

    Feb 13, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The Yongsan Fire Station trained on a new set of equipment for responding to vehicle accidents then tested their life-saving capabilities during an exercise Feb. 3.

  • Hawaii Soldiers, Thai Marines distribute 37,000 milk cartons to schools, community

    Feb 12, 2009

    Shrieks of laughter greet the formidable Hawaiian as he steps into the large, open classroom filled with small Thai children. He looks as if he wants to give all the children a bear-hug. The kids are excited and laughing, but they are shy and playfully keep their distance in a large ring around him. As he kneels down on one knee, the children finally feel more comfortable and approach the laughing, warm-hearted stranger.

  • Aqua PT program open for all in Area I

    Feb 11, 2009

    USAG-RED CLOUD - Soldiers and Civilians now have a new choice for physical training and exercise regimens since Aqua PT has begun. The new program allows trainees to gain a more thorough exercise in a shorter amount of time than running or jogging would allow, explains Paul Henevich, USAG-RC aquatics specialist.

  • New driver's training for MPs begins on Casey

    Feb 11, 2009

    USAG-CASEY - More than 40 members of the 55th Military Police Battalion began three days of training aimed at teaching and improving their driving skills for police work Feb. 3 - 5. The course includes two days of classroom training and one day training in both daylight driving and night driving. The night driving skills included a focus on backing up, ground guiding, and identifying blind spots. The practical driving instruction included weaving courses and close parking and maneuvering skills.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade assumes Joint Logistics Command mission in Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2009

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade assumed responsibility of the Joint Logistics Command from 101st Sustainment Brigade, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Feb. 7.

  • Army Spouse wins Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown

    Feb 10, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER Aca,!" Out of 10,000 entries, Lisa Roman, wife of Capt. Joe Roman, strategic plans officer, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was chosen as the winner of the ultimate dessert recipe during the Food NetworkAca,!a,,cs Ultimate Recipe Showdown, Sunday, February 8th.

  • Soldiers learn to survive during Cobra Gold

    Feb 10, 2009

    PHITSANOLUK, Thailand - Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, took part in a survival training class taught by members of the Royal Thai Army Special Forces during Cobra Gold '09. During the course, Soldiers learned various ways to find 'nourishment' which might help keep them alive while in a jungle setting.

  • Strykers train at Cobra Gold

    Feb 10, 2009

    PHITSANOLUK, Thailand-- Soldiers of the New York National Guard's 2-108 Infantry Battalion and 2-23 Infantry Regiment (Stryker) from Ft. Lewis, Wash. conducted joint training with their Thai counterparts during Exercise Cobra Gold 09, sharing their expertise in areas such as mortar fire, land navigation, squad movement and weapons training.

  • U.S., ROK Army conduct joint river crossing in South Korea

    Feb 6, 2009

    Soldiers of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry conducted a joint river crossing through the Yang Pyong river on Feb. 5 with the Republic of Korea Army's 38th Armor Battalion, crossing icy waters with depths of up to 6 feet.

  • Soldiers, USO surprise Korean nursing home residents for Lunar New Year

    Feb 6, 2009

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team along with representatives of the USO, surprised the residents of a local nursing home located just outside Camp Casey, South Korea with a visit and gifts donated by the USO.

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