Archive for May, 2015

Joint amphibious training improves unit readiness

Joint amphibious training improves unit readiness

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The joint-amphibious exercise, Culebra Koa 2015, was designed to demonstrate the 2nd SBCT’s capability of troop readiness to rapidly deploy Soldiers in the Pacific’s area of responsibility for humanitarian assistance or combat operations.

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Soldiers learn survival skills at Jungle Training Center

Soldiers learn survival skills at Jungle Training Center

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

On a hilltop nestled deep in the Wahiawa jungle, Staff Sgt. Jeff Bermudez reminded his students, laden with gear and rifles, that despite their imminent task to rappel down a 60-foot drop to flatter ground, they’re lucky.

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Land Power in the Pacific Symposium draws to a successful close

Land Power in the Pacific Symposium draws to a successful close

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

After three days of panels, exhibits and meetings between government and industry representatives, the third annual Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exhibition, held at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel, here, came to a close, May 21.

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Reserve units play a key role at Balikatan

Reserve units play a key role at Balikatan

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The annual joint military exercises between the United States and the Philippines landed front-page coverage on newspapers across the world, with images of amphibious landings and air assaults.

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New peer-to-peer service aims to provide counseling support

New peer-to-peer service aims to provide counseling support

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Starting this summer, the Defense Department will offer an additional counseling service to help military service members, transitioning troops and family members deal with a host of issues before they become crises.

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Training, proximity factor into Army Pacific’s success

Training, proximity factor into Army Pacific’s success

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

FORT SHAFTER — Natural disasters amplified by climate change, urbanization and the sheer vastness of the Asia-Pacific region are among many factors that have prompted leadership, here, to dub the area “the Ring of Fire,” the deputy commander of U.S. Army-Pacific said in a recent interview, here.

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Broncos complete training rotation at JRTC

Broncos complete training rotation at JRTC

| May 29, 2015 | 2 Comments

The “Broncos” finished a grueling training rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, here, Tuesday.

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Food services shows compassion with ‘Because We Care’

Food services shows compassion with ‘Because We Care’

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Soldiers attending the Food Services Management Course (FSMC) chose to break the monotony of creating a standard PowerPoint presentation as their final assignment by doing something to benefit the local community, May 14.

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8th HRSC preps for deployment

8th HRSC preps for deployment

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

During their deployment, the Soldiers of 8th HRSC will find themselves performing a variety of tasks, such as human resources planning, postal, casualty and personnel accountability, Stransky added.

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Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The small Pacific island nation of Palau is known to most Americans as a perilous jungle, full of reptiles and natural dangers, surrounded by stunning beaches and landscapes delivered on weekly network television through challenges and tribal councils in the hit television show “Survivor”.

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