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  • Stryker Brigade, Military Police Soldiers return from Iraq

    Jan 28, 2009

    More than 180 Soldiers from two Hawaii-based units, the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), 25th Infantry Division, and the 728th Military Police Battalion, returned from 15-month deployments to Iraq early Tuesday morning to a joyous reception at the Wheeler Army Airfield Multiple Deployment Facility, Hawaii.

  • Stanley Soldiers deliver school supplies, goodies to Seoul Orphanage

    Jan 27, 2009

    A small group of Soldiers from Camp StanleyAca,!a,,cs 304th Signal Battalion, along with the campAca,!a,,cs commissary store manager, arrived at Myung-Jin Orphanage in Kang-Dong-Gu Jan. 7 with a truck-load of school supplies and other Aca,!EoegoodiesAca,!a,,c for approximately 100 children.

  • Santa mobbed by students during visit to Joint Security Area

    Jan 26, 2009

    Santa Claus, on his way back to the North Pole Dec. 23, decided to drop in on Soldiers assigned to the United Nations Command Security Battalion Aca,!" Joint Security Area, Camp Bonifas. Although Soldiers there guard the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, Santa knew the area is also a popular tourist attraction. Within minutes of entering the unitAca,!a,,cs main dining facility, however, he was mobbed by more than 20 students from a nearby school.

  • Green issues, housing take center stage

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" As we look back at the year that has passed, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs dedication to serving personnel and families continues to shine through green initiatives, upgraded housing and beautification efforts across our installations. 2008 brought great change to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) and the population it supports. Through continued relationships and communication between commands and the community, the garrison has consistently made progress.

  • Community issues solved faster, closer to garrison level

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More people showed up at the Battle Command Training Center, Jan. 12, than she had expected, but U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) customer service officer Ophelia Isreal didnAca,!a,,ct mind.

  • Different Strokes: Military ohana develops talent at the Arts & Crafts Center

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" With the stroke of a paintbrush, many projects come to life. Whether painting a room, creating a piece of art, or touching up furniture, painting adds a creative, personal touch, turning the blandest of projects into a work of art.

  • It's Considered One of the Toughest Marathons

    Jan 22, 2009

    On March 29, Lt. Col. Ray Pickering will be taking a step back in time on a marathon course that draws more than 4,000 runners and walkers every year. Pickering is planning to participate in the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., regarded by Marathon Guide as one of the top 30 marathons in the U.S. He will walk the course with his 75-year-old father. But the 20th annual historical event will be more than a recognition of the determination and fortitude of World War II veterans who defended the Philippine Islands, were forced to surrender to the Japanese and then were marched on a brutal 70-mile trek through rough jungle terrain and tropical heat to prison camps. For Pickering, it will also be a reminder of what one college ROTC student can do with the support of his unit and his determination to make a difference. Pickering, now a product manager with Infrared Countermeasures, PEO-Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors, at Redstone Arsenal, started the Bataan Memorial Death March while an ROTC student at New Mexico State University. Aca,!A"I was a senior and the corps commander of ROTC. I needed one more credit hour to complete my degree. I offered up the idea of developing the Bataan Memorial Death March to get that hour of credit,Aca,!A? Pickering said.

  • Decorated Vietnam POW Shares Experience in New Book

    Jan 22, 2009

    ThereAca,!a,,cs a print of a black-and-white photograph hanging on the wall in the office of Leo Thorsness that recalls the day he regained his freedom as an American. In the picture, a group of American prisoners of war dressed in civilian clothes and carrying overnight bags are being led by a North Vietnamese guard from a bus and across an airfield. The menAca,!a,,cs faces Aca,!" including Thorsness seen toward the back of the group -- are etched with dismay, disappointment, exhaustion, sadness, confusion and ambivalence. The expressions are not surprising when a viewer realizes these men have endured the worst torture ever imaginable for the longest period of military imprisonment in modern day history. But what is surprising is that the men are just minutes away from freedom. And yet, there is no joy or hope on any of their faces. The picture is stark, emotionally moving and thought provoking. Aca,!A"We had been moved so many times, and our hopes had been up and down so much, that we didnAca,!a,,ct have much hope that we were really going to be released on that day. This could have all been a trick,Aca,!A? Thorsness said.

  • Yongsan community holds MLK candlelight vigil

    Jan 21, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Nearly 400 Yongsan community members celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the South Post Chapel Jan. 18, remembering and commemorating his life and legacy.

  • Seoul municipal officials, families tour Yongsan

    Jan 21, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Seoul municipal officials and their families toured Yongsan Jan. 16 for an orientation to the installation and a look at American lifestyle in the middle of Seoul.

  • Partners formalize security agreement

    Jan 21, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" American and Korean military officials formally signed a joint security agreement in a Jan. 16 ceremony at Yongsan Garrison.

  • K-16 Air Base gets new indoor pool

    Jan 8, 2009

    K-16 AIR BASE, Republic of Korea Aca,!" K-16 community members found a new indoor swimming pool ready to dive into Jan. 7.

  • Garrison commander goes live on the Eagle

    Jan 8, 2009

    USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall talks to community members Jan. 9 during AFN KoreaAca,!a,,cs Eagle FM morning show. Hall and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch discussed a major Hannam Village tower renovation set to begin Jan. 12.

  • 2-25 Aviation Flys-over PGA event

    Jan 8, 2009

    Pilots and air crew assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a Aca,!A"Fly OverAca,!A? with three UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters up the first fairway of The Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, during Opening Ceremonies of the PGA Mercedes-Benz Championship, Maui, Hawaii, Jan. 8.

  • Indian army plans future operations with U.S.

    Jan 8, 2009

    Less than two months after a series of terrorist attacks on the people of India, senior officials from the U.S. Army, Pacific, joined by the Marine Forces Pacific and Special Operations Command, Pacific, met with members of the Indian army for the 13th annual Indian Executive Steering Group to coordinate training engagements between the ground forces of the two countries.

  • "First in, last out" battalion deploys to Iraq

    Jan 5, 2009

    More than 375 Soldiers of the 65th Engineer Battalion, part of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command will deploy to the Tikrit area, north of Baghdad, in early January 2009 and will support the 25th Infantry Division with route clearance, combat engineering missions. During the 12-month deployment the Soldiers will also assist and train their Iraqi counterparts.

  • MRAP ambulances provide protection, 'Rolling ERs'

    Jan 5, 2009

    So medics can go where the warfighters go, Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) ambulances are being used in Iraq and Afghanistan. MRAPs were designed to increase safety of troops operating in an environment heavy with mines, improvised explosive devices and ambushes.

  • 2008: A look back at a successful year

    Jan 5, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The USAG-Yongsan community saw many positive changes in 2008. From dining facility and quarters renovations, to classroom construction and school improvements, the Garrison invested time and resources into community improvement.

  • Petraeus welcomes Task Force Lightning

    Dec 26, 2008

    Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general, U.S. Central Command, cites the U.S. Armed Forces Oath of Enlistment during a re-enlistment ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, during a Christmas day visit Dec. 25 in which many Soldiers furthered their commitment to the U.S. Army. Petraeus, the top U.S. general officer in Iraq, commended the Soldiers for their devotion to serve during wartime, personally shaking hands with each of the re-enlisting Soldiers.

  • Deployed Soldier Assumes Santa Role

    Dec 26, 2008

    Spc. Chase Martin, an intelligence analyst with G2, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Special Troops Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, invites fellow Soldiers to claim one of the dozens of holiday gift boxes under a Christmas tree at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, Dec. 25. Martin found himself in the role of Santa Claus after his family sent him more than 100 gift boxes, filled with presents generously donated by family, friends and military supporters back in his hometown of Idaho Falls, Idaho. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs)

  • CSA visits Warrior Country

    Dec 21, 2008

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the Chief of staff of the Army, visited the 2nd Infantry Division Dec. 18.

  • Garrison public affairs chief wins prestigious award

    Dec 12, 2008

    The Installation Management Command recognized David McNally for winning the Korea Region Stalwart Award in a ceremony Dec. 10. The IMCOM commanding general presented the award at a formal banquet during the annual Garrison Commander's Conference.

  • Installation Management Command presents 2008 Stalwart Awards

    Dec 11, 2008

    The Installation Management Command honored the Stalwart Award nominees and winners during a banquet and awards ceremony Dec. 10 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, Calif. These individuals excelled in support of the Army, Soldiers and their Families from July 2007 to July 2008.

  • Some tour lengths in South Korea to increase

    Dec 11, 2008

    Tour lengths for some family-accompanied assignments in South Korea will be extended to three years, Pentagon officials announced Dec. 10.

  • Yama Sakura tests U.S. Army, Pacific's new command posts

    Dec 10, 2008

    CAMP ASAKA, Japan (December 10, 2008) Aca,!" United States Army, Pacific and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force joined together Dec. 7-13 for Exercise Yama Sakura 55, considered one of the most important bilateral exercises of the year for USARPAC. This exercise has concentrated on the enhancement of the U.S. Army and JGSDF efforts in the area of bilateral planning, coordination and interoperability since 1982.

  • Yama Sakura kicks off in Japan

    Dec 10, 2008

    More than 1,000 U.S. and Japanese servicemembers are training together during the Yama Sakura exercise, Dec. 8-14.

  • Soldiers intercept, destroy ballistic missile in space

    Dec 10, 2008

    The 49th Missile Defense Battalion launched a ground-based interceptor Friday that destroyed a ballistic missile in space, miles above the Pacific Ocean, in the 13th live test of the nationAca,!a,,cs ground-based midcourse defense system.

  • Chemical Company in Hawaii Takes Part in WMD Exercise

    Dec 9, 2008

    Soldiers from the 71st Chemical Company, 45th Sustainment Brigade, trained with the Soldiers and Airmen of the 93rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST), a component of the Hawaii Army and Air National Guard on December 2nd at Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Hawaii.

  • Schofield Barracks Soldiers Return From Iraq

    Dec 9, 2008

    The 552nd Military Police Company returned to Hawaii from Iraq Dec. 3. During their 15-month deployment, the 160 member company worked closely with the Iraqi Police conducting patrols and training missions in order to ensure a better way of life from the countryAca,!a,,cs citizens.

  • Language program gives Soldiers head start on deployment

    Dec 9, 2008

    The Defense Language Institute has developed a "Headstart" program to help deploying troops gain skills in Arabic, Pashto and Dari -- languages spoken in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Service members take in local culture during exercise

    Dec 9, 2008

    CAMP ASAKA, JAPAN Aca,!" Although the work carried out by U.S. forces in getting ready for Yama Sakura 55 has been intense, many have found time to experience the culture of their Japanese hosts.

  • Tripler teams help patients in Southeast Asia

    Dec 4, 2008

    Tripler Army Medical Center sent specialized surgical teams to three Southeast Asia countries this year as part of a humanitarian outreach program and the Pacific CommandAca,!a,,cs mission to strengthen relationships and set conditions for regional security and prosperity. The mission teams were named Sight, Sound, and Smiles because they were designed to provide surgical treatment for vision loss, hearing loss, and craniofacial disorders (cleft lip and palate). The first Sight, Sound, Smiles mission took place in Bangladesh in 2007.

  • 25th CAB gives Outdoor Recreation Center a much-needed makeover

    Dec 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" A fresh coat of paint made a big difference at the Outdoor Recreation Center here, recently. Dressed in jeans and paint-splattered T-shirts, six Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade cleaned, trimmed and painted the walls inside the nearly 4,000-square-foot building.

  • Soldier donates marrow

    Dec 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" A simple swab of a Q-tip more than five months ago led Sgt. 1st Class Jorge Cruz on a life-saving adventure 5,000 miles away.

  • Yongsan lights holiday spirit

    Dec 3, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - More than 500 community members gathered for the 2008 Community Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 2 near the South Post Fire Station.

  • NCO gets Soldier's Medal for rescue of Filipino students

    Dec 2, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Ruben D. Gonzalez was awarded the SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal Nov. 27, for risking his life to save three Filipino college students from drowning last year.

  • Thanksgiving Through Zen

    Dec 1, 2008

    Soldiers and Family members of 8th U.S. Army were awarded the opportunity to learn the ancient Zen martial art, Sunmundo, at the Golgul Temple located near Gyongju, South Korea in Mt. Hamwol Thanksgiving Day. Golgulsa is the only cave temple in South Korea and was built during the Sixth Century. The martial arts training was part of a three-day Good Neighbor Program tour to the city of Gyongju for 8th U.S. Army Soldiers and Family members sponsored by Gangnam City Nov. 26-28. Photo by SSG Sadie E. Bleistein 8th U.S. Army PAO

  • SMA Preston, wife visit U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, Osan Air Base

    Dec 1, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston and his wife Karen visited U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Nov. 25 to meet with Soldiers and Families and see the progress of the installation's transformation into the future headquarters of U.S. military forces in Korea.

  • Geren meets Army Family in Korea

    Dec 1, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren visited U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, Korea on November 23 to view the progress of the installation's transformation to the future headquarters of all U.S. military forces in Korea and to discuss quality of life issues with Soldiers, Families and Civilians.

  • Troopers' spouses 'earn their spurs'

    Dec 1, 2008

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii Aca,!" Forty-two spouses of Soldiers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, participated in 2-6 CavAca,!a,,cs Spouse Spur Ride to Aca,!A"earn their spursAca,!A? during an all-day, multi-task tradition that included activities at both Wheeler Army Airfield and Schofield Barracks, Nov. 15.

  • Leaders serve Thanksgiving meal

    Nov 27, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Al Aycock serves Pvt. James Burkman a Thanksgiving meal at Three Kingdom's Inn Dining Facility Nov. 27 at Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Aycock is the Special Operations Command-Korea commander. Burkman just arrived for his first tour of duty in Korea.

  • Military attaches visit Hawaii, Pohakuloa Training Area

    Nov 26, 2008

    An article about international military attaches visiting Hawaii and Pohakuloa Training Area.

  • Popular circle-island tour orients families with their new home

    Nov 26, 2008

    Army Community Service orients families new to Hawaii with a bus tour around the Island

  • 25th CAB's "Mungadai" training tests leaders' limits

    Nov 25, 2008

    BELLOWS AIR FORCE STATION, Hawaii Aca,!" Hovering but a few feet above the oceanAca,!a,,cs surface, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter discharges Soldiers one-by-one into the windblown water and they begin to swim ashore. Their mission as part of the 25th Infantry DivisionAca,!a,,cs Combat Aviation BrigadeAca,!a,,cs (CAB) Aca,!A"MungadaiAca,!A? training exercise was to rescue a downed pilot in a nearby insurgent village and disrupt their information operations campaign.

  • Yongsan gets set for winter weather

    Nov 25, 2008

  • Girl Scouts work together to feed homeless

    Nov 25, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Yongsan Girl Scouts gathered with their Korean counterparts Nov. 22 at the Seoul American Middle School cafeteria for a joint project to help feed the homeless.

  • Army secretary tours Korea, supports quality of life

    Nov 25, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Secretary of the U.S. Army, the Honorable Pete Geren, toured U.S. Forces Korea Nov. 23-25 for a three-day orientation visit.

  • Preparing for Thanksgiving Day food service competition

    Nov 21, 2008

    Soldiers make decorations for no holds barred food service competition between Hawaii Army installations.

  • Warrior Care Month stresses premium medical support

    Nov 21, 2008

    An article wounded warrior care, focusing on aiding injured Soldiers and their families, and the benefits of the Warrior Transition Battalion. Celebrating the focus of Warrior Care Month.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren visits Fort Richardson, Alaska

    Nov 20, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks with wounded warriors at the Wilderness Inn dining facility at Fort Richardson, Alaska.

  • Vietnam POW Recalls Moment of Insight about Captors

    Nov 20, 2008

    With the help of an old nail, Air Force Col. Leo Thorsness, a Vietnam prisoner of war captured in 1967, was able to make a peephole in the mortar of his cell wall. That peephole not only provided Thorsness with a sense of the world outside his cell, but also gave him a new insight about his captors that sustained him through his torturous imprisonment. Catching a glimpse of one of his guards through the peephole, Thorsness realized Aca,!A"With a flip of a coin, my parents were American. His were Vietnamese. Aca,!A"If he lives to be 100, he wonAca,!a,,ct experience half of what I had in my 35 years just because I was an American. He represents two-thirds of the people in the world that donAca,!a,,ct live in freedom Aca,!A| When I was born I was handed a platter of rights and freedoms and opportunities that he will never experience. We are just very blessed as Americans.Aca,!A?

  • Life's work leads to hall of fame

    Nov 20, 2008

    Mike Kehoe didnAca,!a,,ct serve his country with the idea of raking up a lot of recognition for himself. In fact, he finds recognition somewhat embarrassing. But this retired colonel has received his share of medals and awards for his service in Vietnam and throughout his military career. Recognition also followed him in a civilian career as a teacher. And now, as he goes about his work as a veterans service officer in the Madison County office of the State of Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, recognition has found him again. Kehoe has been inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame for 2008

  • Foreign Attaches visit USARPAC

    Nov 19, 2008

    Foreign Attaches visit Fort Shafter as part of a three day tour of Hawaii's military facilities.

  • USARPAC NCO Induction upholds traditional rite of passage

    Nov 19, 2008

    First USARPAC Special Troops Battalion non-commissioned officer induction ceremony.

  • Hawaii communities honor veterans

    Nov 16, 2008

    WAIANAE, Hawaii Aca,!" The Waianae Military Civilian Advisory Council (WMCAC) honored veterans and service members during its annual Veterans Day Parade and Hoolaulea (Hawaiian party), here, Nov. 8.

  • Commander's Corner: Army Community of Excellence

    Nov 15, 2008

    The Yongsan community can rightfully be proud. For the second time in two years, we've been selected as finalists in the Army Communities of Excellence competition.

  • Koreans study Yongsan architecture

    Nov 15, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" A group of Seoul National University graduate students and their professor toured the Garrison Nov. 6.

  • USFK recognizes DoDDS employees

    Nov 15, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" U.S. Force Korea recognized educators Nov. 7 at the Dragon Hill Lodge Naija Ballroom.

  • U.S. and ROK troops link up in battlefield training

    Nov 13, 2008

    About 100 American and Republic of Korea Soldiers worked side-by-side during Operation Iron Door, a two-day field training exercise here Nov. 5 and 6.

  • U.S. Forces Korea honors veterans

    Nov 11, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" About 100 U.S. and Korean dignitaries and community members gathered to honor veterans at the 8th U.S. Army War Memorial Nov. 11.

  • U.S. Forces Korea honors veterans

    Nov 11, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" About 100 U.S. and Korean dignitaries and community members gathered to honor veterans at the 8th U.S. Army War Memorial Nov. 11. U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Walter Sharp addressed the group before joining Veteran's of Foreign Wars and Korean officials in laying wreathes and flowers.

  • Seoul American wins Far East football championship

    Nov 11, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Seoul American High School Falcons celebrated a big win over the Kadena Panthers Saturday to take the Department of Defense Dependent School Class AA Championship title 22-21.

  • DLIFLC students attend Korea University

    Nov 8, 2008

    Five DLIFLC students go to Korea for immersion training.

  • Mixon shares historical rug with 25th ID museum

    Nov 7, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army, Pacific, presents a rug, a large piece of history, to the Tropic Lightning Museum on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The rug was given to Mixon during his Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment as the commander of the 25th Infantry Division.

  • Young Presidents tour Army facilities

    Nov 7, 2008

    Members of Hawaii's Young Presidents' Organization, highly influential business leaders in the international and local community, are given a tour of U.S. Army facilities in Hawaii, courtesy of USARPAC and the 25th ID CAB, in order for them to gain a better understanding of Army operations.

  • Making friends during ROK-U.S. Family-to-Family friendship day

    Nov 7, 2008

    Exchanging Korean and American cultures was the theme of the first-ever Korean and American Family-to-Family Friendship Day at Buyong Elementary School, Gaeksari, South Korea on Nov. 1.

  • Dance your way to health with Zumba

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 20 women shook their hips and showed off their dance moves at the weekly Zumba exercise class at the Health & Fitness Center here, Nov. 5. An intricate array of music rang out as instructor Madalene Aponte led the group through a variety of global dances.

  • Assistant Secretary shares sustainability vision

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Office for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health visited Hawaii, Oct. 26-31. Tad Davis, a man passionate about the Army, its people and the environment, spent the week meeting with military and community leaders to share and continue the efforts underway in Hawaii to keep people safe.

  • Nov. 11 celebrates service, sacrifices of past 90 years

    Nov 6, 2008

    Ninety years ago on Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month Aca,!" the guns fell silent over the bloody battlefields of Europe after four years of slaughter, ending World War I.

  • Daddy's girl

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Maj. Don Ollar, 84th Engineer Battalion, dances with 5-year-old daughter, Shelby, at the second annual Armed Services YMCA Father-Daughter Ball, Saturday. More than 250 family members danced the night away at the Nehelani Ballroom, creating memories for Soldiers and their daughters.

  • Blue Star Card helps make deployment bearable

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" ItAca,!a,,cs the last week of the month, and for many Army spouses, itAca,!a,,cs time to celebrate. Another month of deployment is completed, and Darlene Marshall, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR), Blue Star Card Program coordinator, warmly greets spouses as they arrive at the Nehelani Club for the Aca,!A"Big R: Countdown to Redeployment Party.Aca,!A?

  • AFC a strong commitment to Soldiers and families

    Nov 6, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" One year ago, Gen. Richard Cody, then Army Vice Chief of Staff, signed the Army Family Covenant here in Hawaii, pledging a stronger commitment to Army families.

  • ACS continues efforts to aid family members with new hires

    Nov 6, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" With the signing of the Army Family Covenant (AFC) last November, Soldiers and family members have seen increased benefits and programs over the past year.

  • Army selects Yongsan as 2009 ACOE finalist

    Nov 5, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Army officials announced top contenders in a competition to recognize excellence in installation management last month. U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan is one of seven finalists in the 2009 Army Communities of Excellence competition.

  • Garrison wishes BOSS 'Happy Birthday'

    Nov 5, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Soldiers recently celebrated the 19th anniversary of an Army program designed to make life better for single and unaccompanied troops.

  • Wounded warrior receives Purple Heart

    Nov 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" A member of the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment received a Purple Heart at a ceremony here, Oct. 24. Sgt. Mark Yarbrough received the award for wounds he sustained when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near his vehicle while on patrol in Abu Ghraib, Iraq, June 17.

  • Country star entertains at Tropics

    Nov 4, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Many entertainers use to playing at large music festivals of thousands and opening for country legends such as Tracy Lawrence, George Jones and Tim McGraw, might balk at performing for an intimate crowd of Soldiers.

  • Neighbors from beyond: Military personnel share ghostly encounters from Hawaii's installations

    Nov 3, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Do you ever get that feeling that someone is following you' Or you see something from the corner of your eye, turn, and it is gone' Many equate this to an overactive imagination, but can imagination make those tiny hairs on the back of your neck stand up'

  • Army veteran puts long-drive energy into FMWR youth sports programs

    Oct 31, 2008

    The second-placer finisher in the 2008 Military Long Drive Championship wishes more kids would get involved with the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command's Child, Youth and School Services Sports and Fitness programs.

  • Veteran's book tells of days as POW

    Oct 30, 2008

    William Abbott fought with 31st Infantry Regiment when he was taken as a prisoner of war in 1950 by the Chinese during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea.

  • Senior Army leader visits Korea

    Oct 26, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" The senior Army official responsible for installations and the environment is in Korea on a fact finding mission Oct. 18-22.

  • Engineers uncase colors in Hawaii

    Oct 24, 2008

    The 130th Engineer Brigade offically uncased their colors during a ceremony at Schofield Barracks Oct. 23. The ceremony formally completed the brigade's move from Germany to Hawaii.

  • Soldiers conduct bilateral training with Japanese allies

    Oct 24, 2008

    In its continuing dedication to supporting Pacific CommandAca,!a,,cs areas of responsibilities, I Corps and Fort Lewis played host Oct. 8-19 to the Japan Ground Self-Defense ForceAca,!a,,cs 22nd Regiment for two weeks of bilateral training.

  • 2nd Infantry Division celebrates 91 years

    Oct 24, 2008

    The 2nd Infantry Division celebrated its 91st birthday Oct. 24 at Camp Red Cloud, Korea.

  • Warriors work together for WPI

    Oct 23, 2008

    During the War Path I exercise at Camp Casey, 210th Fires Brigade's Thunder Inn Dining Facility Soldiers received reinforcement from Headquarters and Headquarters Support Company, Division Special Troops Battalion's Kimbourne Dining Facility at Camp Red Cloud.

  • Spouses join Soldiers for predeployment briefing

    Oct 23, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 600 Soldiers and family members became better prepared for their upcoming deployment at a deployment briefing and exposition, Oct. 17, at the Nehelani.

  • Military ohana enjoy ghostly experience

    Oct 23, 2008

    HONOLULU Aca,!" While children gather under blankets, flashlights held sternly under their chin, telling tales of ghosts and goblins, a small crowd enjoyed a more adult version of ghost telling here, Oct. 18.

  • MASCAL tests readiness of Area 1 medics

    Oct 22, 2008

    Area 1 Soldiers and Civilians participated in an Adaptive Focus Antiterrorism Exercise along with Service members from United States Forces Korea and civilian Fire Emergency Services Response units Oct. 15-16.

  • Moore welcomed as newest Hawaii CASA

    Oct 16, 2008

    HILO, Hawaii Aca,!" On behalf of Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army-Pacific (USARPAC), swore in Hawaii island native William Moore as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA), recently.

  • Hope hangs on Clothesline Project

    Oct 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" In commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Clothesline Project for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii kicked off at the Main Post Exchange, Oct. 1.

  • Korean group donates millions to Fall Festival

    Oct 15, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" A local private organization donated 50 million Korean Won, about $36,000, Oct. 8 to directly support the 2008 Yongsan Fall Festival.

  • Koreans, Americans celebrate 2008 Yongsan Fall Festival

    Oct 15, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Blue skies, crisp autumn temperatures and a community ready to celebrate combined Saturday to create the biggest event of the year. Yongsan hosted nearly 5,000 visitors to the 2008 Yongsan Fall Festival Oct. 11.

  • Fisher House provides home away from home

    Oct 9, 2008

    HONOLULU Aca,!" The Pacific Ocean created a breathtaking backdrop for the annual FounderAca,!a,,cs Day at the Fisher House here, Sept. 26. Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) cadets from Punahou High School kicked off the day with the presentation of colors as the National Anthem rang softly in the background. Chaplain (Capt.) Tim Wilson, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), then led the crowd in prayer.

  • All PTA law enforcement officers get expert marksmen

    Oct 9, 2008

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii Aca,!" No matter where you go, society requires the protection of a police force. This fact is true even in a remote location like Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), where it takes a force to secure this Army installation, day and night, rain or shine, weekends and holidays.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center Humanitarian Mission

    Oct 9, 2008

    One article, 3 photos As part of a humanitarian outreach program and the Pacific CommandAca,!a,,cs (PACOM) mission to strengthen relationships and set conditions for regional security and prosperity, Tripler Army Medical Center sent specialized surgical teams to three Southeast Asia countries this year. The Department of Defense has a large number of humanitarian programs ongoing worldwide ranging from medical missions to fresh water projects to building schools.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center Ear, Nose, Throat Docs

    Oct 9, 2008

    One article and two images. As part of a humanitarian outreach program, Tripler Army Medical Center sent specialized surgical teams to three Southeast Asia countries this year. Tripler Army Medical Center is the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs tertiary referral medical center for Asia and the Pacific. The missions were part of the Pacific CommandAca,!a,,cs (PACOM) mission to strengthen relationships and set conditions for regional security and prosperity.

  • EUSA band performs in two cultural festivals

    Oct 7, 2008

  • Korean Armed Forces Commemoration

    Oct 6, 2008

  • 'Prevent Home Fires' theme for annual fire prevention observance

    Oct 6, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Fire Prevention Week 2008 begins and ends at home. That's the message Yongsan fire prevention experts want to get out to the community.

  • Yongsan 'kicks off' CFC-Overseas season

    Oct 6, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall launched the fund drive season by kicking a "CFC football" to a team of unit coordinators during halftime at a Seoul American High School varsity football game.

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