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2016 began with good financial news and a new state law: Pay raises, though just 1.3 percent, were issued for the federal government – both military and civilian personnel. In Hawaii, the new law changed the smoking age to 21 for tobacco purchase, possession or consummation.
The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Broncos,” 25th Infantry Division, began a successful year as companies assigned to 2nd Battalion, 27th Inf. Regiment, “Wolfhounds,” loaded up a U.S. Army logistics support vessel for an exercise at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), on the island of Hawaii, in January.
For the Soldiers and families of 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, 2016 can best be described as transformative – filled with intense and rigorous training, historic new partnerships and unrelenting family support.
Throughout 2016, the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade impressively embodied its motto, “We Fly for the Troops,” by providing unique functional aviation support and expertise to the 25th Infantry Division, its partner nations and joint counterparts.
Tripler Army Medical Center, or TAMC, prides itself on serving as the premier health readiness platform in the Pacific and by providing high quality, safe, patient-centered health care.
As 2016 wraps up, Regional Health Command-Pacific, also known as RHC-P, closes a year full of transformation and continuation of the region’s metamorphosis started in 2015.
In the fall of 2015, Col. Ann M. Sammartino, commander of the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), challenged her officers and senior noncommissioned officers, during a weeklong planning conference at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, to re-evaluate the unit’s mission and long-term training and engagement strategies, and to focus on improving all aspects of individual and unit readiness.