Story by Crista Mary Mack on 01/31/2019
"When I first joined the military, no one said anything about managing money, just you're going to get a paycheck the first and the fifteenth of the month," DeeAnn Phillips, 9th Mission Support Command Assistant Strong Bonds Program Manager, said. "But what we know today is, especially with divorce and suicide rates, financial issues are such an integral part, and we want to help work through it and plan for better."
Story by Crista Mary Mack on 01/22/2019
The life and legacy of Civil Rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was discussed by featured guest speaker Alfonso Braggs, Honolulu Branch - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an official birthday proclamation, a cake cutting, award presentation and showing of the original "I have a Dream" speech by King from Aug. 28, 1963.
Story by LTC Carlos Cuebas on 12/28/2018
"The purpose of the dental rodeo is to supply examination and treatment to Soldiers who do not have access to dental care in the island," said Lt. Col. Eric B. Jackson, 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC) Staff nurse.
Story by Bill Mesta on 12/20/2018
USNS City of Bismarck will be the ninth of 12 EPFs. As one of the Navy's newest ship classes, the non-combatant EPFs provide warfighters with a ship that can be configured and reconfigured to take on any number of missions from its transport mission, to quickly delivering Marines and their equipment to the battlefield, to providing a low-cost intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability. This also allows fleet commanders the luxury of freeing up combatant vessels such as destroyers and amphibious ships to focus on their primary mission: fighting and winning America's wars.
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).