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.
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).