Story by SSG Edwin Basa and Crista Mary Mack and SGT Solomon Navarro and SSG David Overson and MAJ Melodie Tafao on 06/15/2019The Pacific Press is a semi-annual newsletter of the U.S. Army Pacific Support Unit (USARPAC-SU), 9th Mission Support Command with headquarter located at Fort Shafter Flats in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The newsletter is meant to highlight mission accomplishments of USARPAC-SU including Detachment Japan, Detachment Korea, and other down-trace units; 30th Military History Detachment, and 305th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. The Pacific Press also shares key messages from the Commander, Command Sergeant Major, the education center, MWR events, and also highlights hails and farewells.
Story by Crista Mary Mack on 06/12/2019
Both Col. Bethany L. Lee, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, 9th Mission Support Command, and Lt. Col. Carleton A. Lee, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command J6, became a part of Army history with a combined total of 54 years, 4 months and 8 days of service to the nation. Now, from the deck of the USS Missouri, where the treaty ending World War II in the Pacific was officially signed, they completed their Army careers.
Story by SSG David Overson on 06/11/2019
For one D-Day survivor, Army Sgt. Daniel McBride, who was assigned to third platoon, F Company, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, he was one of many who landed there on that fateful day. He mentioned that he enlisted into an airborne division because he was afraid of heights and he wanted to overcome that fear.
Story by Crista Mary Mack on 06/08/2019
The passing of the colors transfers the responsibility of the accomplishment of the units' mission and the welfare of the troops. The flag was passed from the formation to Command Sgt. Maj. Jaybee Obusan, senior enlisted leader, who then passed the unit colors to outgoing commander Hudick. Hudick then passed the colors to the ceremony's senior commander Brig. Gen. Douglas Anderson, 9th Mission Support Command Commanding General, who passed the colors to incoming commander Stibbard, and returned via to the formation.
Story by SSG David Overson on 06/05/2019
But how did this day come about? According to Live Science, it began in May of 1909 by Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while sitting in church listening to a Mother's Day sermon. At that moment, she decided she wanted to designate a day for her dad, American Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart.
Story by Crista Mary Mack on 03/29/2019
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF RICHARDSON, Alaska The 3301st Mobilization Support Battalion, or WolfPack, mobilized recently, meaning, they went on Active Duty orders, to support the mobilization of the U.S. Army Alaska National Guard 297th Military Police Co.'s deployment preparation as well as supporting the 196th Infantry Training Brigade as they prepare the deploying Soldiers for their upcoming mission.