In the Military
3-man team will hit Iraq to chronicle war's history
The Pacific Army Reserve's three-man 30th Military History Detachment has been recalled to active duty for the second time and will report to Iraq in early November. It will provide the commander of the Multi-National Division-North with military history coverage for the U.S. Army.
In 2003 the unit chronicled the history of the 75th Exploitation Task Force and the Iraq Survey Group. During the nine-month deployment the unit conducted 209 interviews and collected more than 10,000 documents, 1,000 photos and 46 artifacts.
The 1st Armored Division headquarters with about 1,200 soldiers from Wiesbaden in Germany will replace 25th Infantry Division headquarters as the command and control element for Multi-National Division-North, the Army has reported.
The headquarters and a support staff of the 1st Armored Division will begin its 15-month rotation later this month at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, north of Baghdad.
Major components of the division, with 30,000 soldiers, will include the newly organized 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; and 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
James M. McCoy, father of veteran island journalist James J. McCoy, is having a building named after him Sept. 18 at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. The elder McCoy was sixth chief master sergeant of the Air Force from 1979 to 1981. The building at Offutt houses the Airman Leadership School. He was stationed at Hickam Air Force Base from 1970 to 1975.
The younger McCoy was a reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin from 1976 to 1982 and then worked for 20 years at KHON from 1982 to 2002. He is now a partner with former KHON colleague Barbara Tanabe at Ho'akea Communications.
"In the Military" was compiled from wire reports and other sources by reporter Gregg K. Kakesako
, who covers military affairs for the Star-Bulletin. He can be reached by phone at 294-4075 or by e-mail at email@example.com