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  • Tripler's blood center provides the 'gift of life'

    Feb 8, 2010

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - When it comes to assisting comrades in harm's way, the blood donor center, here, has a lifesaving reach that extends not only throughout the Pacific Rim, but also to faraway places such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • IMCOM commander hears concerns from senior spouses in Hawaii

    Feb 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Carving time out of a very hectic four-day visit, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command dined with the spouses of Hawaii's senior Army leaders, Jan. 21, here.

  • JAG deploys to PTA for annual joint services training

    Feb 8, 2010

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - More than two dozen military lawyers and paralegals trained, here, last week, to sharpen their skills in preparation for upcoming deployments.

  • Class familiarizes US, Thai Soldiers with non-lethal weapons

    Feb 7, 2010

    The non-lethal weapons training during Cobra Gold 2010 gave American Soldiers and Royal Thai Army soldiers a chance to familiarize themselves with the various types of non-lethal weapons and when to use them.

  • California's motorcycle course returns to Wheeler

    Feb 4, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, in collaboration with the California Superbike School, will host a third round of the popular advanced motorcycle course "Train as You Ride."

  • Wounded veteran stresses resilience at National Prayer Breakfast

    Feb 4, 2010

    One man's life-changing story of survival served as inspiration for Soldiers and family members during the annual National Prayer Breakfast at the Nehelani Banquet and Conference Center at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Cobra Gold 2010 Mock Amphibious Assault

    Feb 4, 2010

    U.S. Marines hold their position during a mock amphibious assault conducted by the Marine and Naval forces of the Republic of Korea, Thailand and the US, at Hat Yao, Feb. 4.

  • Across the world

    Feb 4, 2010

    Story highlights an x-ray tech with the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division who worked as a missionary for six years after serving one enlistment as a medic.

  • First CG10 MEDCAP brings together 6 nations to treat patients

    Feb 4, 2010

    This was the first of several MEDCAP sites scheduled throughout the course of the exercise. The MEDCAP sites will bring together doctors, dentists and veterinarians from the armed forces of Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and the United States.

  • Warriors over Humphreys 71 - 69 in 8th Army b-ball championship

    Feb 2, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Area I Warriors gave everything they had on the basketball court as they made two buzzer beater shots to take down the Area III team Humphreys 71-69 in the 8th Army Championship Jan. 30 for men 33 years old and over in Casey garrison's Carey Fitness Center.

  • Fitness clinic treats all on Hovey

    Feb 2, 2010

    CAMP HOVEY, Republic of Korea - The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sports division on U.S. Army garrison Red Cloud treated more than 50 Soldiers, civilians and Family members to a Fitness Clinic and Training Seminar Jan. 30 in the Camp Hovey Fitness Center.

  • ACS provides support for third nation spouses

    Feb 2, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - In the course of human events as they happen in Army garrison life, Soldiers frequently marry third-country nationals as well as host-country nationals, without thought or planning for their status in regard to immigration or citizenship post nuptials. Sometimes this absence of planning leads to Soldiers changing stations without being able to take their new spouses and dependents, which results in the new spouse being left behind with no support.

  • Tax Center opens for the benefit of all in Area I

    Feb 2, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - The Judge Advocate General's office in Casey garrison's Maude Hall opened their Tax Center with a ribbon cutting and cake cutting Feb. 1. The afternoon marked the first day of business for the Tax Center in Area 1.

  • Warrior University provides a degree at three

    Feb 2, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Education Centers in Red Cloud and Casey garrisons now have and additional outlet for Soldiers who are willing to better themselves with the addition of Warrior University, a new program affiliated with the Real Warrior Campaign plan steered by Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, 2nd Infantry Division commander.

  • Fort Greely Follows Time-Honored NCO Tradition

    Feb 2, 2010

    The tradition of inducting newly promoted NCOs into the Corps of the Non-Commisioned Officer is upheld by the passing of this time-honored milestone from senior to junior NCOs. The military police officers of the 49th Missile Defense BN, Alaska Army National Guard are no different as one platoon sergeant utilizes the skills her Soldiers possess to train and continue on this NCO tradition.

  • Division run brings 'Tropic Lightning' together

    Feb 2, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., 25th Infantry Division's commanding general, leads the annual division run during the early morning hours at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. This year's run marks the first occasion in which Caslen has been able to participate in a group event with the majority of the brigades and battalions stationed at Schofield Barracks.

  • ENCAP projects provide infrastructure, training

    Feb 2, 2010

    In a village too small to recognize on a map, the principal of the Wadnakhunsan School in the Ratchaburi Province in Central Thailand, observes progress on a multi-purpose room currently under construction in front of the main school building.

  • Cobra Gold 2010 kicks off in Thailand

    Feb 1, 2010

    Cobra Gold 2010, the annual combined, joint exercise featuring armed forces of United States, Thailand and more than 20 other nations began Feb. 1, in Thailand's eastern province of Rayong.

  • 8th Army recognizes Korean Service Corps Battalion

    Feb 1, 2010

    SEOUL - The Korean Service Corps Battalion Annual Dinner was held Jan. 29 at Lotte Hotel in Seoul to recognize the KSC Battalion's accomplishments throughout the past year.

  • Cobra Gold begins engineering projects

    Jan 28, 2010

    Cobra Gold officially begins three weeks of training for six countries Feb. 1, but already U.S. and Thai troops are working together on engineering civil-assistance projects.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Visits JSOTF-P and AFP

    Jan 28, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Pacific, met with the Armed Forces of the Philippines leadership, U.S. Embassy officials, and Soldiers assigned to Joint Operations Task Force-Philippines from USARPAC during a three-day visit to the Philippines.

  • Humanitarian Civic Assistance projects of Exercise Cobra Gold 10

    Jan 28, 2010

    The building is one of five Humanitarian Civic Assistance projects which are a part of Exercise Cobra Gold 10. CG10 is a regularly scheduled joint and coalition multinational exercise hosted annually by the Kingdom of Thailand.

  • Lightning Support Soldiers honored during redeployment ceremony

    Jan 27, 2010

    Soldiers and family member gathered on Hamilton Field to formally welcome home the troops of the 45th Sustainment Brigade during a redeployment ceremony Jan. 21 at Schofield Barracks.

  • Lt. Gen. Lynch reviews USAG Hawaii

    Jan 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Kicking off an aggressive four-day schedule, the commanding general of Installation Management Command, or IMCOM, reviewed operations at many U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii facilities and programs, Jan. 19.

  • Waikiki's Army Museum: Hawaii's best kept secret

    Jan 27, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - The Army Museum of Hawaii, located in Fort DeRussy's Battery Randolph, in the heart of Waikiki, is a 19th century U.S. Army coastal defense gun battery that once served as a first line of defense against enemy attack on Oahu's southern shore.

  • Cobra Gold 2010 Humanitarian-Civic Assistance Projects

    Jan 27, 2010

    Cobra Gold 10 continues to build and strengthen U.S. and Thai Army relations to support future man-made or natural disaster contingency operations and regional security and humanitarian situations. Each year Cobra Gold offers the U.S. Army and participating nations unmatched opportunities for bi-lateral interoperability. Currently U.S. and Thai troops are working together to complete construction on five engineering civil assistance projects and seven medical civil assistance projects.

  • Hooah Fitness Challenge kicks off on Casey

    Jan 26, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation began their Hooah Fitness Challenge between 10 a.m. and noon in Carey Fitness Center on U.S. Army garrison Casey Jan. 23 with more than 200 Soldiers, Civilians and Family members in attendance.

  • Brothers serve together on Casey

    Jan 26, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON - Sgt. 1st Class Lorenza Ross, C Company 302nd Brigade Support Battalion treatment platoon sergeant, and Sgt. Horace Alan Ross, E Company 302nd Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of fuel and supply, are so close to each other many people do not realize they are related, but assume they are good friends.

  • Insurance Law Update: Driving in Korea

    Jan 26, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Many Soldiers who drive in Korea purchase the minimum required auto insurance coverage.

  • Warrior Country spouses learn beauty salon secrets

    Jan 26, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - In an attempt to promote a sense of independence and to cope with the lack of beauty salons in Area I, Warrior Country wives spent the day at the Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage for a class called "All about your hair" Jan. 20.

  • Soldiers play new Call of Duty game in BOSS tourney

    Jan 26, 2010

    CAMP STANLEY, Republic of Korea - The U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers invited all video gamers to play the latest edition of the popular Call of Duty Game, Modern Warfare 2 in their inaugural Modern Warfare 2 tournament Jan. 23 at the Camp Stanley Community Activity Center.

  • U.S., ROK train side by side in simulated exercise

    Jan 26, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - 'Manchus' from 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, trained alongside with some very special guests at the Close Combat Tactical Trainer facility on USAG-Casey.

  • Tax Season Overseas: U.S. citizens may need to file foreign bank account with IRS

    Jan 26, 2010

    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants United States citizens living and working overseas to know they must file a "Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts" form with the Treasury Department by June 30th if the aggregate value of their foreign accounts exceeded $10,000 at any time during the previous calendar year.

  • Pomeroy unloads cargo in Charleston

    Jan 25, 2010

    The USNS Pomeroy is a Military Sealift Command ship used for the Army Prepositioned Stocks program. The APS program is managed by the Army Sustainment Command. The Pomeroy contains six levels and 393,000 square feet of space, capable of storing everything from tracked and wheeled vehicles to small arms to Meals, Ready to Eat, and maintain them in technical manual 10/20 standards. The Pomeroy, a large, medium-speed, roll on/roll off (LMSR) ship, stopped at the Army Strategic Logistics Activity --Charleston to unload its cargo and leave for necessary maintenance. APS ships normally take on cargo and go out to sea, waiting in specified locations for 24-30 months or until their cargo is needed for an emergency contingency.

  • 2010 census: especially important to military families

    Jan 25, 2010

    With about $400 billion a year in federal funds at stake, the 2010 census may prove especially important for the thousands of Army families who have relocated since 2000 as a result of Base Realignment and Closure, said a 2010 census media specialist.

  • Covenant continues to provide for Army children

    Jan 25, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The goal of the Army Family Covenant is clear-cut - take care of not only Soldiers, but also Families who have endured eight years of hardships as troops deployed downrange numerous times.

  • Eighth U.S. Army CG hosts annual holiday reception

    Jan 25, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Korean and U.S. military leaders from around the Korean Peninsula attended the 8th U.S. Army Holiday Reception at the Hartell House Jan. 23.

  • Casey BOSS begins New Year with ski trip

    Jan 24, 2010

    USAG RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - The Red Cloud Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers kicked off the New Year with a two-day ski trip.

  • Troop Medical Center begins renovation

    Jan 24, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - With the swinging of hammers and the drilling of drills the Troop Medical Center on Casey kicked off its renovation to rearrange its space to include many new services and space for new equipment the morning of Jan. 15. The renovation will cost $4 million and will transform it to a Family Health Clinic, which will serve active duty Soldiers, their Family members, retirees and beneficiaries. Expected changes with this renovation will be an area dedicated to pediatric and Family care needs, an electronic pharmacy notification system, baby changing stations, a more efficient front desk area, handicap friendly bathrooms, new furniture, and an expanded immunization clinic. The renovation is expected to be finished in October.

  • Warriors remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 24, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division praise the changes and growth the nation has gone through because of one man and his dream during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance celebration Jan. 15 in the 2ID Commanding General's mess hall.

  • Korean students learn English on Casey

    Jan 24, 2010

    USAG CASEY, Republic of Korea - Soldiers from the 1-15 Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division welcomed children from various schools in the Dongducheon City community as they came to learn more English and learn about American culture during the Dream English Camp Jan. 8 held on USAG-Casey.

  • Casey Town Hall answers concerns

    Jan 24, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Red Cloud garrison directorates and their representatives came together with Soldiers, Family members and Civilians Jan. 14 in the Casey Warrior's Club to discuss progress about Warrior Country schools, child development centers, and other services as well as concerns and questions about the quality of service and changes being made in Area I.

  • Casey over Red Cloud 46-45 in 33 men's basketball

    Jan 24, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - The Warrior Country men's basketball league for males 33 years old and up named their winner Jan. 15 as the USAG-Casey team defeats the USAG-RC "Old School" team 46-45 in the USAG-Casey Carey Fitness Center.

  • Schofield spouse conquers world of power lifting

    Jan 22, 2010

    Jonna "JoJo" Ocampo is a military spouse and a three-time Team USA gold medalist in powerlifting. Standing only five feet tall and weighing 105 pounds, Ocampo was ranked sixth in the world for her weight class at the Open World Powerlifting Championships in New Delhi, India, in Nov. 2009.

  • 'Tropic Lightning Division' recognizes All-American football players

    Jan 22, 2010

    25th Infantry Division Command Sergeant Maor, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota presented each player with a Certificate of Achievement and a 25th Inf. Div. football jersey on behalf of Maj. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., the division commanding general, and his "Tropic Lightning" Soldiers. The U.S. Army marked its 10th anniversary of sponsoring the event, which showcases the talents of top high school athletes across the nation in an East vs. West bowl game.

  • 'Warrior' Soldiers re-enlist aboard historic WWII battleship

    Jan 22, 2010

    Fifteen Soldiers currently serving with the 2nd "Warrior" Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division vowed to continue their service to the U.S. military aboard the historic EX-USS Missouri (BB-63), during a multi-service re-enlistment ceremony, Jan. 7.

  • 25 ID: a year in review

    Jan 22, 2010

    During its deployment, 25ID was the headquarters of MND-North and led more than 23,000 service members and civilians of Task Force Lightning in a full spectrum of operations in Iraq's seven northern-most provinces, an area nearly the size of Ohio. The mission included improving the governance and economics of the region while improving relationships between ethnic groups in one of the most diverse regions in Iraq.

  • 25th ID says 'Aloha' to departing general

    Jan 22, 2010

    Whether bringing ethnic groups to the bargaining table in Iraq, or Soldiers and community members to the beaches on Oahu where he liked to surf, Brig. Gen. Robert B. Brown, the 25th Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support, is known for building lasting relationships.

  • Missile Defense Agency Director visits Fort Greely at 50 below

    Jan 21, 2010

    Earlier this month, Lt. Gen. O'Riley, director, Missile Defense Agency visited the Missile Defense Complex in Fort Greely, Alaska, where he met with the heads of major projects, toured subterranean areas, and visited each of the three missile fields to provide direction on current and future plans for the 800 acre missile defense base.

  • AFAP delegates choose top five issues of Army Soldiers, Families

    Jan 21, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - On the final day of the 2010 Army Family Action Plan conference, delegates broke from individual working groups and voted on the top five issues that Army senior leaders will discuss at the General Officer Steering Committee meeting in June.

  • Sulu Residents Celebrate New Road and School in Kagay

    Jan 21, 2010

    SULU, Philippines-Armed Forces of the Philippines Joint Task Force Comet and Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines turned over an elementary school and the Kagay-Langpas road to local government officials in a ceremony at Barangay (community) Kagay Jan. 14.

  • Educators, City Officials and JSOTF-P Dedicate Birthing Clinic

    Jan 21, 2010

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines- Representatives from Mein College, government officials and members of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines gathered to celebrate the dedication of Mein Gentle Births, a maternity and birthing center in Zamboanga City Jan. 14.

  • WLC evolves with warfighting Army

    Jan 20, 2010

    Morning reveille at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Hawaii does more than signal the start of a new day around the school house, it heralds a change of procedures at the school, keeping pace with today's Army.

  • Hawaii Army community honors MLK observance

    Jan 20, 2010

    Soldiers and family members paid special tribute to the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a special observance Jan. 13 at the Sgt. Smith Theater here.

  • Division medical officers follow 'Hawkeye's' steps

    Jan 20, 2010

    Lt. Col. Henry Blake wasn't available for an in-brief or a complimentary glass of bourbon, but around a dozen 2nd Infantry Division medical officers toured the site of the last Korean mobile army surgical hospital during an officer professional development event conducted Dec. 17.

  • Schofield Barracks tax center opens Jan. 20 for Soldiers

    Jan 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Junior enlisted personnel are encouraged to take advantage of a tax preparation assistance program that not only shortens the time in which they receive their refunds, but saves them from having to pay for an outside service.

  • DIY at the Auto Skills Center

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii - When Chief Warrant Officer Leonardo Bereton drove his 1999 Ford Expedition into the Auto Skills Center, here, Jan. 10, he was certain that two things would happen before leaving the shop for do-it-yourself mechanics.

  • Personal trainers give knowledge, motivation ... and guilt trips!

    Jan 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - When it comes to shaping the lives and bodies of today's military community, no one does it quite like Kristy Osborn and her crew of personal fitness trainers.

  • Wheeler Stables provides pastures, clinics for equestrians

    Jan 15, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - About an hour into a natural horsemanship lesson, Frances Krafft pushed the brim of her low-hanging hat back off her forehead and smiled at the sight and sounds of her noble steed, whinnying proudly as it was led around several barrels in a figure-eight pattern.

  • Cobra Gold 2010 to build on 29 years of dynamic training

    Jan 14, 2010

    Cobra Gold, the largest multinational exercise in the world, begins its 29th year of joint training and cooperation among six countries in the Asia-Pacific Theater in Thailand on Feb. 1, including Thailand, U.S., Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

  • IMCOM: Delivering Army Family Covenant

    Jan 13, 2010

    On Oct. 8, 2007, the Army unveiled the Army Family Covenant, institutionalizing the Army's commitment to providing Soldiers and families - active, Guard, and Reserve - a quality of life commensurate with their quality of service.

  • Year of the NCO highlights service and commitment

    Jan 13, 2010

    USAG RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - During 2009, the Year of the NCO was celebrated here and throughout the Army. This slideshow highlights the service and commitment of our noncommissioned officers.

  • Warrior Country units win Commander's Cup

    Jan 13, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1-72nd Armor won the Commander's Cup two sessions in a row by scoring 1,470 points in the second session of the Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Commander's Cup competition which ran from July 1 to December 31, 2009. Placing 2 is Headquarters, Headquarters Company 2nd Infantry Division with a total of 1, 193 points.

  • Understanding the New Personnel Claims Program: PCLAIMS

    Jan 13, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Personnel claims allow Soldiers and Army civilian employees to be compensated for property loss and damage sustained incident to service. Many Soldiers file personnel claims when their household goods are lost or damaged during shipment. These comprise the vast majority of personnel claims. However, personnel claims may also be filed in other situations, for example, when Soldiers sustain losses due to fire or flood at on-post quarters. Until recently, claimants had to mail claims documents or visit the local military claims office and turn in the claim in person.

  • 'Operation Christmas Aloha' Charity Receives Thanks

    Jan 12, 2010

    Several local community members, volunteers and their families gathered at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 6, by invitation of the leaders of the 25th Infantry Division to show appreciation for their recent participation and devotion of time, funds, and gifts which helped to make "Operation Christmas Aloha" a success.

  • U.S. Forces Korea Transformation Update

    Jan 12, 2010

    SEOUL, Republic of Korea - For nearly 60 years, U.S. military forces have been serving, living and working in the Republic of Korea.

  • SKIES performance by children gives parent a big kick

    Jan 11, 2010

    CAMP WALKER, Republic of Korea - Children from the SKIES program at U.S. Army Garrison Daegu put on a performance much to the delight of parents, friends and the rest of the installation.

  • Connelly evaluators award 'best of best' in Army food service

    Jan 11, 2010

    The Department of the Army G-4 and the chairman of the board, International Food Service Executives Association, announced the winners of the 2010 Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army Food Service.

  • Cowboys Cheerleaders deliver Christmas cheer to Warriors on Casey

    Jan 6, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Special guests delivered Yuletide cheer to the USAG-Casey Carey Fitness Center on a cold, snowy, Christmas night. None, however, was a big fat guy wearing red. Better yet, the large audience of Division Soldiers and Family members enjoyed a visit from a much more visually appealing team of Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.

  • American Red Cross brings Christmas to the DMZ

    Jan 6, 2010

    CAMP BONIFAS - The American Red Cross working out of Area I partnered with Area II American Red Cross, Army and Air Force Exchange Services, the Korean Red Cross and various organizations as they were placed "in front of them all" by spreading holiday cheer Dec. 23 to Soldiers and service members stationed near the Demilitarized Zone. The American Red Cross spent the entire day at Camp Bonifas for a tradition the Area I American Red Cross and Joint Security Area have shared for more than five years.

  • DOL in Area I brings Christmas joy to Isaac House orphanage in Uijeongbu

    Jan 5, 2010

    Area I Directorate of Logistics unloads more than a million won worth of food supplies for the Isaac House orphanage in Uijeongbu Dec. 17. The employees of Area I DOL were greeted by the children and treated to a special show. DOL employees also presented a check for 1, 500, 000 won to the orphanage to suppliment the gifts of food and treats for the children.

  • FMWR commander visits Warrior Country during Covenant signing

    Jan 5, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - Brig. Gen. Rueben Jones, commander of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Commad, toured U.S. Army Garrison Casey in December.

  • Army Family Action Plan conference finds solutions

    Jan 5, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - Members of the Warrior Country community came together for an entire week on the issues they had concerning Area I during the Army Family Action Plan Conference Dec. 15-17 in the U.S. Army Garrison Casey Community Activities Center. The Army Family Action Plan gives Soldiers, Retirees, Family members and Civilians a voice in improving their standards of living for the 2nd Infantry Division and USAG Red Cloud.

  • Command signs Army Family Covenant on Casey

    Jan 5, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - From left: Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Burrowes, 2nd Infantry Division command sergeant major; Maj. Gen. Michael Tucker, 2nd Infantry Division commander; Col. Larry "Pepper" Jackson, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud commander; and Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender, USAG Red Cloud command sergeant major, sign the 2010 Army Family Covenant Dec. 17 at the USAG Casey Community Activities Center. "A covenant is a special agreement between two parties that is based on expectations. We signed a covenant with the Army Families in Area 1 that says we will support them, their recommendations are important and we take them seriously and we will take action. That is our covenant and agreement; they expect us to do it and we should expect it amongst ourselves to take action as leaders," Tucker said.

  • Understanding and preventing cold weather injuries

    Jan 5, 2010

    During the past 10 years, Soldiers have experienced an average of 361 cold weather-related injuries every year. Cold weather injury prevention is a command and leadership as well as a personal responsibility and successful management of cold depends on proper knowledge and understanding of problems associated with working in cold environments.

  • Countering impact of persistent conflict through holistic fitness

    Dec 29, 2009

    Army established the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness directorate on Oct. 1, 2008. The mission of this program is to develop and institute a holistic fitness program for Soldiers, families, and Army civilians in order to enhance performance and build resilience.

  • Pacific senior leaders gain historic perspective

    Dec 29, 2009

    More than 60 years after the devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, USARPAC military and Department of Defense civilian personnel continued to study the lessons learned during the two-day SLDP that began with a pre-brief by U.S. Army Pacific Historian, David Hilkert, followed by a staff ride where participants boarded a bus for a tour around Oahu, which included historic sites relating to the attack on Oahu.

  • Military partners with communities to extend services

    Dec 29, 2009

    As a result of multiple deployments over nearly nine years of war in two theaters, many families of servicemembers are choosing to remain in their established neighborhoods or return to a relative's hometown when their soldier deploys.

  • 'Spartans' pass through the 'Gates of Fire'

    Dec 28, 2009

    Soldiers from the 'Spartans' 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, recently passed through the "Gates of Fire", a live-fire training event at Hovey's Apache Range.

  • Yongsan leadership re-signs Covenant

    Dec 28, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Command Team resigned the Army Family Covenant with community leaders Dec. 18 at the Seoul American Elementary School cafeteria.

  • AFP, JSOTF-P hold holiday fun party in Jolo, Philippines

    Dec 26, 2009

    Six photos from a holiday fun day in Jolo, Philippines.

  • JSOTF-P brightens spirits at Social Development Center

    Dec 26, 2009

    ZAMBOANGA, Philippines - Twenty members of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines spent a special holiday evening visiting children at the Social Development Center in Zamboanga City Dec. 23.

  • 'First in, Last out' battalion returns home from Iraq deployment

    Dec 23, 2009

    More than 340 Soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade returned home to the screams and cheers of family and loved ones during a redeployment ceremony here Dec. 19. The battalion returned to Schofield Barracks from Tikrit, Iraq where they performed engineering and route clearance missions in support of the 25th Infantry Division and other units.

  • Oahu dining facilities open doors to patrons for Christmas holiday

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Three dining facilities (DFACs) on Oahu are welcoming service members, their families, retirees and authorized guests of patrons to their Christmas feast.

  • Shafter gymnasium expansion set, pending Army funding

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Workout warriors at the physical fitness center, here, could have more room to exercise in the near future, should a planned expansion project receive the necessary funding from the Army.

  • Mililani students discover culture, natural resources at Makua

    Dec 22, 2009

    MAKUAAca,!E+MILITARYAca,!E+RESERVATION, Hawaii - More than 150 Mililani Middle School students had an opportunity to explore many unique cultural and natural resources during two field trips to the area, here, Dec. 15 and 17.

  • USO collects holiday cheer for Hawaii's wounded warriors

    Dec 22, 2009

    HONOLULU - Volunteers with the USO-Hawaii gathered at Pearl Harbor's Navy Exchange, Dec. 15, collecting holiday goods and gift certificates for injured service members transitioning from active duty to civilian.

  • Women's association sends holiday care packages to troops

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The holidays for many deployed Soldiers and Marines just got a little bit brighter, thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the North American Taiwanese Women's Association-Hawaii Chapter (NATWA-HI).

  • Military leaders, community aim to reach solution on Furlough Fridays

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF) is a cooperative venture between the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) military community and the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) serving to advance the military community's responsibility in the pursuit of quality education for public school students in Hawaii.

  • Season's Greetings-Holiday Card Lane on display now

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Giving and receiving holiday greeting cards is an important part of celebrating the season for many. Annually the U.S. ArmyAca,!E+Garrison-Oahu (USAG-Oahu) Holiday Card Lane and contest gives units and organizations an opportunity to spread holiday cheer throughout the community in a really big way.

  • Military bikers support local youth with 'Toys for Tots'

    Dec 22, 2009

    HONOLULU - 'Twas the morn when the traditional bell sounds associated with the holiday season were replaced with the thundering roar of engines.

  • Human Resources works to ease wait time for orders, out-processing

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - In the past, returning Soldiers who were close to their permanent change of station (PCS) date were often stuck in limbo waiting to receive their official orders, waiting to be released from their command, and waiting to move on to the next stage of their lives when they redeployed to the islands.

  • FMWR welcomes warriors with aloha

    Dec 22, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Homecomings are rousing and emotional, befitting a heroic welcome. Cheers of family members and fellow Soldiers echo throughout the Multifunctional Deployment Facility, here, at each redeployment ceremony.

  • BOSS provides 'home away from home' for Oahu's single Soldiers

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Quality of life, recreation and leisure, and community service are the three main pillars that make up the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program.

  • Redeployment brings adjustment period to entire family

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- I'll never forget one humiliating and frightening experience I had when I returned from Iraq. My daughter, Olivia, my first and only child at the time, was 3. I hadn't seen her since my "environmental leave" period ended three months earlier, and that seemed like a long time ago. I wanted to spend some quality time with her, so I took her shopping with me at the furniture store.

  • JSOTF-P partners with AFP and local governments to dedicate two area coordination centers

    Dec 20, 2009

    SULU, Philippines- Armed Forces of the Philippines, local officials and members of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines came together to dedicate two Area Coordination Centers in Sulu province Dec. 15 and Dec. 17

  • SAMC wraps up successful year of service, community outreach in Hawaii

    Dec 18, 2009

  • 8th TSC troops participate in Yama Sakura 57, experience local culture

    Dec 18, 2009

  • Waterborne challenge tests Soldiers in Hawaii

    Dec 18, 2009

    Army watercraft operators from the 545th Transportation Company put their bodies on the line during the waterborne challenge competition Dec. 8 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

  • Gen. George Casey visits Camp Humphreys, S. Korea

    Dec 18, 2009

    Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., spent some time with the troops in Korea at Camp Humphreys, S. Korea before taking off to Kabul, Afghanistan.

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