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Hale Kula Elementary School on Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa has been renamed to honor the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. "Sen. Inouye's commitment to Hawaii's public schools throughout his career continues to benefit thousands of students, from securing federal resources to advocating for military families," schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi said in a statement. Comment?
Hawaii is gaining a two-star flag officer headquarters and 61 personnel with an Army- wide medical consolidation and strategic realignment that is bringing more oversight to the state because of the U.S. military emphasis on Asia and the Pacific known as the re-balance. The Pacific Regional Medical Command, which used to be a one-star command and included Tripler Army Medical Center, became Regional Health Command-Pacific and will soon be headed by a two-star general. Comment?
World War II veteran Daniel B.T. Lau visits the shrine room of the USS Arizona Memorial after a ceremony Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. He was stationed at Schofield Barracks on Oahu, Hawaii, at the time of the attack, and went on to fight in Europe where he was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. Comment?
But to Dennis and Eileen Kirban, it's an honored relic, a physical token of the powerful emotional tie that binds their family to a long-ago day of horror and heroism. It came, they say, from a Japanese warplane downed at Pearl Harbor during the surprise attack that plunged the United States into World War II. Comment?
The bodies of two Schofield Barracks soldiers were recovered Sunday, a day after they were swept into the ocean near Halona Blowhole during a large swell that hampered search efforts. Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Kendall Ching confirmed that a body found ashore just before 7 p.m. was that of the second soldier. Comment?
A 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division soldier patrols an area northwest of Baghdad in 2008. On Thursday, the Army announced that the Hawaii-based 2nd BCT would be converted to a light infantry brigade as part of a plan to cut 40,000 active-duty troops. Comment?
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