Archive for July, 2010

Children of 27th Inf. Regt. reach out to young Holy Family Home visitors

Children of 27th Inf. Regt. reach out to young Holy Family Home visitors

| July 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Carrie Tyson, a family member with 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, helps a child create handmade decorations for Holy Family Home Orphanage children, Saturday.SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Children of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers gathered to reach out to children across the globe, during a special decorating party held at the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, headquarters, here, Saturday. 

The 2nd Bn., 27th Inf. Regt., 3rd BCT, will soon host the 53rd annual visit from orphans from the Holy Family Home Orphanage in Osaka, Japan. Every year, the 27th Inf. Regt. hosts orphans from this specific orphanage in Japan to continue an age-old tradition, bred from a relationship that bloomed more than 60 years ago.

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‘Tropic Lightning’  welcomes new leaders

‘Tropic Lightning’ welcomes new leaders

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From left, Maj. Gen. Bernard Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division; Brig. Gen. Paul LaCamera, deputy commanding general, operations, 25th ID; Col. Bradley Becker, deputy commanding general, support, 25th ID; and Col. Bjarne Iverson, chief of staff, 25th ID, render to the colors during a “Flying V Ceremony” at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Friday. The ceremony welcomed incoming division leaders and their families in preparation for the division’s upcoming deployment to Baghdad, later this year.SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Formations of Soldiers, friends, guests, Hawaii state officials and family members gathered at Sills Field, here, Friday, to welcome three incoming senior officers to the 25th Infantry Division leadership. 

The “Flying V” ceremony, a ceremony to welcome key military officers, was an opportunity to bid aloha to Brig. Gen. Paul LaCamera, deputy commanding general, operations; Col. Bradley Becker, deputy commanding general, support; Col. Bjarne Iverson, chief of staff; and their families, as they join the division in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Baghdad this fall.

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The epic tale of Hiiakaikapoliopele

The epic tale of Hiiakaikapoliopele

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Stock ImageSCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Jealous sister steals sister’s boyfriend. Retaliation, trickery, death and rebirth ensue.

And, that’s just for starters.

While the plot could be an episode from one of today’s steamy soap operas, the story originated thousands of years ago as ancient Hawaiians sought explanations for natural phenomena.

Known as “Ka Moolelo O Hiiakaikapoliopele,” or “The Epic Tale of Hiiakaikapoliopele,” the plot summarizes the exploits of Hiiaka, the youngest and favorite sister of Pele, goddess of volcanoes. 

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DOD identifies Army casualty

DOD identifies Army casualty

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The Department of Defense announced the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, Friday.

 

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Army Chaplain Corps still  rolling along after 235 years

Army Chaplain Corps still rolling along after 235 years

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Maj. Kil Chung, an Oahu North Community chaplain and the 3302nd staff chaplain attached with 3302nd Mobilization Support Battalion, presents a scripture lesson from the Holy Bible at the Main Post Chapel on Schofield Barracks, recently.FORT SHAFTER — A Soldier is trained to go into battle and defend the rights and freedoms of those in need, enduring the hardship of a long deployment, separation from loved ones and the imminent danger of combat. 

Although training and weapons are vital for combative operations, the Army recognizes that Soldiers need their faith during combat, as well

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2nd BCT families begin ‘Walk to Iraq and Back’ during deployment

2nd BCT families begin ‘Walk to Iraq and Back’ during deployment

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Families and friends of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Divsion begin logging miles for the “Walk to Iraq and Back” program, July 21, at Stoneman Field on Schofield Barracks. SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The families and friends of Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, gathered at Stoneman Field, here, Monday, to begin their “Walk to Iraq and Back” event, for the unit’s deployment overseas.

Walk to Iraq and Back is a program in which individuals and groups join together to collectively walk 23,698 miles, the distance from Schofield Barracks to Iraq, to show their support for 2nd BCT Soldiers. 

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Deployed Forces: Soldiers are MEDEVAC’s number one priority

Deployed Forces: Soldiers are MEDEVAC’s number one priority

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Staff Sgt. Vernon Washington, flight medic, Forward Support Medical Evacuation Team, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, “Task Force Hammerhead,” 25th Infantry Division, begins checking his patient’s vital signs aboard a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter during a MEDEVAC flight, from Harbor Gate to Mosul, Iraq, recently. (Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall | 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs)CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq — A medical evacuation request was received from elements of “Task Force Spartan” that seven Soldiers had sustained critical injuries during an improvised explosive device attack, back in April. 

Five of those Soldiers required immediate medical evacuations.

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Tripler staff respond to MASCAL joint exercise

Tripler staff respond to MASCAL joint exercise

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Tripler Army Medical Center staff minister to Navy casualties during a joint-service mass casualty exercise July 9. (Jan Clark | Tripler Army Medical Center ublic Affairs)HONOLULU — Word of an explosion aboard the USS Lake Erie, a naval vessel off the shores of Oahu, arrived at Tripler Army Medical Center, here, at 8:30 a.m., July 9.

Thomas Bookman, emergency plans and operations officer, Pacific Regional Medical Command, reported that the explosion had caused significant damage to the ship and generated many casualties, to include some fatalities.

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Hawaii Soldier, native  honored in unique art

Hawaii Soldier, native honored in unique art

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A childhood photo of Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, a Pearl City native and fallen 25th Infantry Division veteran, represents the Hawaii in the crafted artwork,“Lost Heroes Art Quilt,” during a ceremony honoring sacrifices of military service members from each state at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, July 21. SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The “Lost Heroes Art Quilt,” an embroidered art piece recognizing fallen service members from each of the 50 states, was formally recognized by the State of Hawaii, military leaders and guests during a ceremony at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, July 21.

The portraits of the fallen heroes are cutout photographs showing each service member as a child, dressed in a “G.I. Joe” cloth jacket, representing the timeless spirit of the memories held by each family.

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Behavioral Health clinics are another tool for suicide prevention

Behavioral Health clinics are another tool for suicide prevention

| July 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Words like behavioral health and suicide prevention seem embedded into the minds of Soldiers, and with more attention focused on resiliency training and redeployment health, Soldiers may think they don’t need help. 

However, Soldiers may need help more than they know.

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