Archive for August, 2010

Double amputee ‘drops’ into TAMC

Double amputee ‘drops’ into TAMC

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

At left, Dana Bowman, retired Soldier and double amputee, descends onto the grounds at Tripler Army Medical Center during a demonstration, Aug. 19. (William Carnes | Tripler Red Cross)HONOLULU — If it’s true that actions speak louder than words, than retired Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman, “roared” as he parachuted onto the grounds of Tripler Army Medical Center, here, Aug. 19, bringing with him an American flag, captain bars and commander coins.

Bowman met with Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion, here, to prove that even becoming a double amputee doesn’t end life, but instead, sends life on a new journey.

Continue Reading

Post newspaper launches interactive, intuitive site

Post newspaper launches interactive, intuitive site

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — Visitors to the Hawaii Army Weekly’s website may have noticed something strange this past week: the site isn’t where it used to be anymore. 

Continue Reading

Hawaii residents to see change in child care fees

Hawaii residents to see change in child care fees

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Many patrons of Child, Youth and School Services in Hawaii may soon find some good news on their monthly child care fee statement, as the Department of Defense will be implementing a new fee chart to standardize child care fees at military child care facilities, nationwide, Oct. 1.

Continue Reading

AHFH to survey family satisfaction

AHFH to survey family satisfaction

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Residents living in Army Hawaii Family Housing communities will have an opportunity to participate in the annual resident satisfaction survey, next month. 

Continue Reading

3rd BCT supports firefight effort

3rd BCT supports firefight effort

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Soldiers of 3rd BSB, 3rd BCT, 25th ID, help firefighters fill their water trucks from a large Army water tanker, provided by 3rd BSB, to help firefighters fight a fire on the Big Island of Hawaii. The blaze began Sunday morning. (Capt. Steven Nachowicz | 3rd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, supplied firefighters on the Big Island of Hawaii with three Army water tankers to help them fight a large brush fire that started Sunday.

The Tropic Lightning warriors have been at Pohakuloa Training Area throughout the month of August, completing a large-scale combat training mission to prepare for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, next spring. The blaze broke out on the morning when most of the brigade’s training was winding down.

Continue Reading

Footsteps In Faith: You can change your life by changing how you feel about your story

Footsteps In Faith: You can change your life by changing how you feel about your story

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

HubbsYou may not agree with Dr. Laura Schlessinger on all points. 

In spite of the most recent controversy concerning the syndicated radio host, you can’t ignore her occasional stroke of genius when helping callers work through personal issues. 

Continue Reading

Ask the GC: August 2010

Ask the GC: August 2010

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

MulburyThe “Ask the Garrison Commander” program is designed as a communication tool to allow Soldiers, civilians and family members to get concerns addressed and questions answered by the garrison commander. All submitted questions go directly to the garrison commander; directorates and support staff research queries and provide responses to the commander.

Due to newspaper space limitations, only a sampling of questions are printed or broadcast on TV2, a channel available on Army installations. Generally, the garrison commander answers questions of community-wide impact.

Continue Reading

Deployed Forces: 2nd BCT tours province, checkpoints with Iraqis

Deployed Forces: 2nd BCT tours province, checkpoints with Iraqis

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

1st Lt. John Powell (second from right), 3rd Platoon leader, HHC, 2nd Bn., 14th Cav. Regt., 2nd AABCT, 25th ID, explains operating procedures for a combined security checkpoint in the Diyala province, Monday. Col. Malcolm Frost (left) brigade commander, 2nd AABCT, 25th ID, accompanied staff Brig. Gen. Damook, (second from left), commander, Diyala Provincial Directorate of Police, through the combined security checkpoint during the battlefield circulation.FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, Iraq — Col. Malcolm Frost, brigade commander, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, accompanied staff Brig. Gen. Damook, commander, Diyala Provincial Directorate of Police, on a battlefield circulation, Monday.

Both commanders boarded a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and flew around the Diyala province in Iraq, gaining an aerial perspective before landing and touring one of five combined security checkpoints.

Continue Reading

Deployed Forces: 2-11th FA assists Iraqis, takes control of assets

Deployed Forces: 2-11th FA assists Iraqis, takes control of assets

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq — The 17th Brigade of the Iraqi army hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Aug. 16, for the newly constructed IA compound, here, commemorating the first official step in the return of al Bakr Air Base to the government of Iraq control. 

Continue Reading

Deployed Forces: Iraqi general brings ‘New Dawn’ to Diyala province

Deployed Forces: Iraqi general brings ‘New Dawn’ to Diyala province

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Staff Brig. Gen. Diaa, new commander for the 5th Iraq Army Division, expresses his gratitude for the chance to celebrate the relationship between the Iraqi army and U.S. forces.DIYALA, Iraq — Soldiers and leadership from 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Advise and Assist Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, welcomed staff Brig. Gen. Diaa, commander, 5th Iraqi Army Division, at the dining facility on Forward Operation Base Warhorse, Iraq, Aug. 14.

Diaa took command of the 5th IAD in Diyala during a time of change. The drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq places the responsibility of Iraq’s security on the shoulders of Iraqi security forces, with U.S. forces in an “advise and assist” role. 

Continue Reading