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Advertiser photographer Richard Ambo and staff writer William Cole recently traveled with the Hawai'i National Guard and Army Reserve citizen-soldiers with the 29th Brigade Combat Team.
STORIES
Posted on: Friday, December 8, 2006
 •  Schofield mourns loss of five more soldiers
A roadside bomb attack, the signature killer of the Iraq war, claimed five Schofield Barracks soldiers on Wednesday in the single greatest combat loss for the post since the Vietnam War.

Posted on: Saturday, November 25, 2006
 •  At least two Hawai'i Marines are killed
At least two, and possibly three, Hawai'i Marines were killed Wednesday in Iraq's western Anbar province, turning Thanksgiving into a day of mourning for their families.

Posted on: Friday, November 17, 2006
 •  Two more Hawai'i Marines die in Iraq
The destructive firepower of the ubiquitous roadside bomb has claimed the lives of two more 21-year-old Hawai'i Marines in Iraq.

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STORIES FROM THE HOMEFRONT

Posted on: Sunday, June 4, 2006
 •  Haditha still turbulent under Isle troops' watch
The region in Iraq where a unit of California Marines is accused of shooting 24 civilians has been a dangerous place for Hawai'i Marines, who are now responsible for the area.
 •  Carriers ready for war games

Posted on: Sunday, May 14, 2006
 •  Home from war, citizen soldiers find life not same
The 2005 deployment to Iraq by Hawai'i National Guard and Reserve soldiers was a historic event — not since the Vietnam War had the 29th Brigade Combat Team deployed to a war zone.
 •  Hilo soldier buried in hometown
 •  109 Army reservists back from Iraq today

Posted on: Friday, April 28, 2006
 •  Son's farewell: 'I love to serve our country'
A roadside bomb in Iraq ended the life of a Kalihi man on Monday, four months after he was married and looking toward a future he had only dreamed of when growing up on a farm in the Philippines.

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SHARE YOUR ALOHA

TODAY'S FEATURED MESSAGE:

Toni and Jeffrey Morris
My (new) husband is currently deployed in Iraq. Co.C. 2-27 infantry 1st platoon wolfhounds. won't be home until july 2007. missed him terribly throughout the holidays and i want to send prayers to him and all the other men and women in iraq, for a safe and quick return home. i love you, jeffrey!

TONI MORRIS, IVORYTON, CT.

PHOTOS

Army Sgt. Steve Sakoda's cavalry-style hat, 'ukulele, shorts and a portrait were displayed with a 101st Airborne Division "Death From Above" logo during a memorial service May 6 at Camp Stryker, Iraq. Sakoda, 29, of Hilo, was killed April 29 in a roadside bomb blast.

BILL SHAEFER | Idaho State Journal via Associated Press


MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION:
"Until Then" a Flash photo gallery created by Todd Clegg, (www.gcsdistributing.com)
A SALUTE TO THE FALLEN


Remembering the fallen
List of troops killed in the crash of a
helicopter in western Iraq on Jan. 26, 2005


Paying our Respects
A tribute to the men and women with Hawai'i ties,
most of whom were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, to date


POSTCARDS
Read Postcards From the Field with personal messages from Hawai'i-based personnel.

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ALOHA TROOPS
A tribute to the people in the military with Hawai'i ties.

If you know someone in the military from or based in Hawai'i serving our country in the Middle East or Afghanistan, please send us a photo and a few words about him or her to: alohatroops@honoluluadvertiser.com.

Submissions may be published or distributed in print, electronic and other forms.

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RESOURCES
MAPS:
The Advertiser's William Cole and Richard Ambo journeyed with Hawai'i troops into Iraq and Afghanistan.
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LINKS (Open in new windows):
 •  About Hawai'i's Adopt-A-Platoon program
 •  Support Our Troops (U.S. Department of Defense)
 •  About the Military (Chamber of Commerce of Hawai'i)
 •  Official site of the 25th Infantry Division (Light)

MILITARY NEWSPAPERS:
 •  Army Times
 •  Navy Times
 •  Marine Corps Times
 •  Air Force Times

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