Video by: Staff Sgt. Odinger Mitchell On November 18, 2021, the 9th MSC’s Pacific Pride Paddlers (P3) had the honor and privilege of escorting the USS Daniel K. Inouye into Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. Six canoes paddled alongside the “Go For Broke” destroyer for her last mile into Merry Point Mooring. As she docked, all paddlers saluted the Sailors lined along the deck by raising their paddles to say, “Job well done and welcome home.”
WAIMANALO, HI – Army Reserve Soldiers from the 9th Mission Support Command’s 322 Civil Affairs Brigade raised over $3000 and volunteered for a day to assist Habitat for Humanity in their Veterans Build 2021 project which will provide a home for a Native Hawaiian U.S. Navy veteran.
Today we take a look at the chaplain team in Operations in Pacific Island Countries. The chaplain team consists of Chaplain Daniel Leiter and Staff Sergeant Jonathan Martin. Take a look as they discuss their time spent in Palau.
The 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) is the most ethnically diverse, geographically dispersed command in the U.S. Army Reserve, crossing seven times zones, two U.S. states, two U.S. Territories, a Commonwealth and two foreign countries.
9th Mission Support Command Medical Planner Capt. Andrea Araullo discusses her stay in Palau thus far and what she hope to accomplish. Her visit so far helped lay the groundwork for possible future medical rotational engagements. Capt. Araullo also discusses support for outreach, screening, community health education and prevention; establishment of a wellness program; a Mobile Dental Clinic for dental screenings of school-aged children; behavioral health support for first responders, children and U.S. veterans. Subject matter expert engagements like these build and enhance relationships and partner capacity with the community of Palau.
9th Mission Support Command Command Surgeon Col. Albert Yazawa speaks on the importance of 9th MSC service members getting and reporting vaccinations, on August 13 2021 at Fort Shafter Flats, in Honolulu. Yazawa also addresses the rising case numbers surrounding the COVID-19 delta variant.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 9th Mission Support Command take part in a Pre-Jungle School Course, July 22 2021, at the Lightning Academy in Wahiawa, Hawaii. The 5 day course exposed the soldiers to a variety of skills and abilities that Jungle School is designed to impart soldiers with upon completion of the full school.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade enjoy some early morning paddling with the Pacific Pride Paddlers on August 19 2021, at the New Hope Canoe Club in Honolulu. Paddling is a useful way to help build teamwork and encourage friendly competition, while also giving soldiers a sturdy cardio and full body workout.
658th Regional Support Group Provides Army Reserve Capabilities on the Korean Peninsula
Soldiers from the 658th Regional Support receiving training on the Combat Service Support Very Small Aperture Terminal (CSS V-SAT) with Inflatable Satellite Antenna (ISA) December 4 at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. The CSS V-SAT system enables global communications in austere environments.
Dec. 22, 2021 - South Korea remains a location of vital strategic importance in the Pacific. Currently, over 20 thousand active duty Soldiers are permanently stationed on the peninsula, ensuring the security and stability of the region. The...

Pacific Army Reserve Holds ‘Warrior Spirit’ Workshop
Col. Dominique Cummings, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 9th Mission Support Command (MSC), delivers an opening statement at the 9th MSC’s ‘Mana o ke Koa’ or ‘Spirit of the Warrior’ workshop at Fort Shafter Flats, HI December 2.
Dec. 16, 2021 - The 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) held a week-long ‘Warrior Spirit’ workshop to begin the month of December at Fort Shafter Flats...

9th Mission Support Command Announces New Command Sergeant Major
Command photo of Command Sgt. Maj. Corey A. Thompson
Dec. 15, 2021 - FORT SHAFTER FLATS, HI - Col Mark W. Siekman, the commander of the 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) officially announced his choice for the new 9th MSC command sergeant major last week...

Army Reserve Soldiers Support Yama Sakura 81
Army Reserve Soldiers Support Yama Sakura 81
Dec. 15, 2021 - In a time where our Nation’s defense strategy continues to pivot to the Pacific, strengthening relationships with allies and partners remains key in defining the U.S. Army’s role in the region. In an effort to support this...

Goldston assumes responsibility of 658th RSG Headquarters Company
Sgt. 1st Class Roy Tongue is presented a shadow box to congratulate him on a successful tenure as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 658th Regional Support Group’s first sergeant following the company’s change of responsibility ceremony December 5th
Dec. 10, 2021 - CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea- Sgt. 1st Class Kathryn L. Goldston assumed responsibility of Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 658th Regional Support Group (RSG) in an official ceremony Dec. 5 at Camp Humphreys, South...

Army Reserve Soldiers Integrate with Allies in South Korea
Col. Samuel Hunter, 658th Regional Support Group Commander (right middle) and Col. Sung Gyun Kang, Chief of Mobilization for Mobilization Forces Command, Republic of Korea (ROK) Army (left middle) pose for a photo with members of their staff while doing a tour of Training Support Activity Korea (TSAK) at Camp Humphreys. The TSAK provides training capabilities for forces located on the peninsula. The tour of the facility was conducted to prepare for future joint-training opportunities between the U.S. and its ROK Army allies.
Dec. 6, 2021 - Camp Humphreys, SOUTH KOREA — The 9th Mission Command's 658th Regional Support Group (RSG) spent their November battle assembly meeting and training with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Mobilization Forces Command at Camp...

Civil Affairs Soldiers Volunteer in Veterans Home Build
Capt. Holly Beard assists in the building of a new home as part of Honolulu Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Build 2021 which will provide a new home for a Native Hawaiian family and U.S. Navy Veteran
Nov. 23, 2021 - Army Reserve Soldiers from the 9th Mission Support Command’s 322 Civil Affairs Brigade raised over $3000 and volunteered for a day to assist Habitat for Humanity in their Veterans Build 2021 project which will provide a home...

Army Reserve Chaplains Share Faith and Prayers in Palau
Nov. 18, 2021 - Today we take a look at the chaplain team in Operations in Pacific Island Countries. The chaplain team consists of Chaplain Daniel Leiter and Staff Sergeant Jonathan Martin. Take a look as they discuss their time spent in...

Army Major Sails Polynesia with the U.S. Coast Guard
Army Major Sails Polynesia with the U.S. Coast Guard
Nov. 16, 2021 - HONOLULU – Maj. Julius Delapena spent six weeks on the open sea supporting Operation Aiga, a 46-day U.S. Coast Guard patrol that traversed nearly the entirety of the Polynesian region of the Pacific including Hawaii, Tonga...

9th MSC Conducts Medical Planning in Palau
Oct. 28, 2021 - 9th Mission Support Command Medical Planner Capt. Andrea Araullo discusses her stay in Palau thus far and what she hope to accomplish. Her visit so far helped lay the groundwork for possible future medical rotational...
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Col. Mark W. Siekman
Commander, 9th Mission Support Command
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Command Sergeant Major, 9th Mission Support Command
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