Archive for May, 2010

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leaders make progress on several AFAP issues

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leaders make progress on several AFAP issues

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Transportation concerns raised at the recent 2010 Army Family Action Plan Conference have not escaped the attention of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leadership, who plan on instituting a bus shuttle service this summer in order for Army residents to move with greater ease between posts.

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Army recalls 44K helmets, get new one at CIF

Army recalls 44K helmets, get new one at CIF

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — The Army is recalling 44,000 combat helmets made by ArmorSource and Rabintex. 

If you were issued one of these helmets, you must turn it in to a Central Issue Facility to be issued a new helmet.

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Makani Pahili HUREX begins

Makani Pahili HUREX begins

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hurricane exercise Makani Pahili will use a simulated hurricane path through the Hawaiian Islands. (Courtesy Image)SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — We live in an era of persistent conflict; global terrorism and extremist ideologies threaten our safety and freedom. 

This increased use of asymmetric tactics and the potential for natural crises such as pandemic influenza, hurricanes, tornadoes and flash floods demonstrate the need for every member of our Army community to be prepared for any emergency.

Col. Matthew Margotta, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, recognizes the full spectrum of threats facing our installations, information and people in the 21st century. 

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PACOM Soldier gives back to Hawaii as a foster parent

PACOM Soldier gives back to Hawaii as a foster parent

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Gavinn Bowling catches his foster brother Kanani Igawa after he goes down a slide at a playground in Red Hill Army housing. Supervising the fun is Army Sgt. Gregory Bowling, an information system administrator assigned to U.S. Pacific Command, and foster mother Regina Bowling. HONOLULU — A Soldier assigned to U.S. Pacific Command was honored for his contribution to community service by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii in a ceremony in downtown Waikiki, May 19. 

Sgt. Gregory Bowling, an information systems administrator who has served in the military for 13 years, has been a foster parent with Hawaii’s Child Welfare Services for the last nine months. 

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307th ITSB deploys in support of surge efforts

307th ITSB deploys in support of surge efforts

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION — For the first time since the Vietnam War, friends and family members of Soldiers from the 307th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion’s  Headquarters and Headquarters and Bravo companies gathered here, Monday, to bid farewell to Soldiers at a deployment ceremony.

 

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Getting the hang of things

Getting the hang of things

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

SCHOFIELD BARACKS — Capt. Benjamin Williams (left), commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, negotiates the “weaver” obstacle, here, May 18, as Col. Malcolm Frost, commander, 2nd BCT, 25th ID, looks on. Frost conducted the PT session to help strengthen camaraderie within his brigade. (Pfc. […]

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‘Broncos’ dedicate memorial room, celebrate legacy

‘Broncos’ dedicate memorial room, celebrate legacy

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Col. Walter Piatt, brigade commander; Jerry McKinney, honorary 27th Regimental Sergeant Major; and retired Lt. Col. Pete Elson cut the ribbon officially opening the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Memorial Room, May 20, at Schofield Barracks. (Sgt. Nathan Akridge | 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — As the nation prepares to celebrate Memorial Day, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Broncos), officially dedicated its new brigade memorial room in F Quad, May 20.

Soldiers from each of the brigade’s combat deployments participated in the dedication ceremony, remembering the brigade’s accomplishments and honoring its fallen Soldiers.

Retired Lt. Col. Pete Elson, who served as a company commander in 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, during the Vietnam War, spoke about the 25th ID and the brigade’s history in Vietnam. 

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News Briefs

News Briefs

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Today

Fort Shafter Gates — Due to the re-pavement of Hyland intersection up to Buckner Gate on Fort Shafter, traffic will be redirected through June 5. ID cardholders may enter through  the previous outbound lane of Buckner Gate, between 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visitors and trucks may enter and through Patton Gate. Outbound traffic will exit through the Wisser/Patch Gate by the post exchange gas station. Call 864-1469.

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25th ID trains equal opportunity leaders at company level

25th ID trains equal opportunity leaders at company level

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Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Leota, command sergeant major, 25th Infantry Division, talks to students in an Equal Opportunity Leader’s Course, May 10, about the class and what is expected of them after completion at the Education Center, Schofield Barracks.SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Nearly 50 service members from various commands on Oahu are eager to put their newfound skills to use after graduating from the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, May 20, at the Post Conference Room, here.

The 25th Infantry Division Equal Opportunity Office took the lead in preparing and teaching the 10-day course to train equal opportunity leaders.

“Since I started taking the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, I’m more aware of things that are said around me, and I’m paying more attention to people’s behaviors around me,” said Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Dove, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th ID.

 

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Deployed Forces: Mission denies support to violent extremists

Deployed Forces: Mission denies support to violent extremists

| May 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

A tripartite force consisting of 4th Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division; Diyala Iraqi Police; and 3rd Peshmerga Brigade Soldiers, along with Soldiers from Troop A, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, rehearse hot-load training on a CH-47D Chinook helicopter at Contingency Operating Location Cobra, in Salah ad Din Province, recently. TIKRIT, Iraq — Tripartite is defined as “containing three parts or involving three participants or elements,” according to the American Heritage Dictionary of English Language.

This definition perfectly describes the combined forces involved in the most recent air assault inserted by Task Force Wings. 

The force consisted of Iraqi army soldiers, Kurdish and U.S. forces.

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