Story by SGT Jessica DuVernay on 09/26/2017In a humbling ceremony, the Honorary Consul of France, Mr. Guillaume Maman, bestowed three veterans with the highest award recognition France gives, the Legion D'Honneur, in a quiet ceremony 21 Sep., at the Hawaii State Capitol, in the historic House Chamber.
Story by SGT Jessica DuVernay on 09/26/2017"The opportunity to command and the understanding of the impact of that responsibility is difficult to quantify," said Lt. Col. Matthew Cloud, commander, 100th Inf. Bn., 442nd Inf. Reg., 9th MSC. "A leader that steps forward to accept that responsibility willingly and selflessly sacrifices their time demonstrates a sincere commitment to those Soldiers for which they are responsible."
Story by SSG David Overson on 09/18/2017
Equateur 2017 is an annual exercise, which began in the late 1990s, and this year it was comprised of the host nation France; Australia; Fiji; Japan; New Zealand; Papua-New Guinea; Tonga; Vanuatu; the United Kingdom; Canada; and the U.S. Its intent is to simulate a national disaster enabling countries from the Pacific Region to work together and provide both security and humanitarian aid to those affected.
Story by SFC Chanelcherie DeMello on 08/14/2017
Lt. Col. Peter Gleason and Command Sgt. Maj. Alan Roberts, 63rd BSB command team, along with Col. Samuel Membrere, commander of the 303rd MEB, partook in the furling of the battalion colors before it was cased and marched of the field.
Brigadier General Stephen K. Curda
Brigadier General (BG)Stephen Curdais the Commander of the 9th Mission Support Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Since his commissioning, Brigadier General Curda has served in a variety of command and staff positions in many diverse locations, including Platoon Leader in 2 ID, Republic of Korea, Company Commander in Ft. Davis, Panama, S-3 in Ft. Hood, TX, and duty in Soto Cano AB, Honduras. He also served as the 45th Infantry Brigade (Separate), S-4 Logistics Officer and Chemical Officer. As part of the 350th Civil Affairs Command, Brigadier General Curda participated in numerous joint exercises in Central and South America. Brigadier General Curda has commanded at every echelon from company, battalion, brigade and previous general officer level command as the Commander of the 351st Civil Affairs Command, in Mountain View, California, where his units were responsible for Civil Affairs support activities across U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM).