Produced by Sgt. 1st Class Jerimiah Richardson The 9th Mission Support Command is the Army Reserve of the Pacific. Our command spans the entirety of the Pacific, from Washington State in the West to South Korea in the East. Our Soldiers offer essential skills and capability to U.S. Army Pacific, the U.S. Army and the Joint Force. Our Soldiers cultural and familial backgrounds are tied to the many nations in the region. We are the Pacific, we have skin in the game.
To improve overall unit readiness by increasing the number of crew-served weapons qualified personnel, 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade Soldiers participated Operation Pacific Steel, a consolidated crew-served weapons qualification course at Fort Shafter Flats and Schofield Barracks Jan. 31 through Feb 5. The annual operation focuses on subject matter expert training and ground crew-served weapons qualifications for 9th Mission Support Command direct reporting units.
Video by: Staff Sgt. Odinger Mitchell The 100/442 mortar platoon spent the second week of January conducting mortar live-fire training at PTA. The purpose of the week-long training exercise was to increase weapon’s familiarity, improve platoon and squad proficiency and set the conditions for a successful battalion-wide collective training exercise during the battalion’s upcoming annual training this summer. In this video, Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Makinano describes the training.
The mortar platoon and company mortar sections of the 100th Battalion 44nd Infantry conducted an integrated live fire exercise with aviation assets provided by the Hawaii Army National Guard last week while at Pohakuloa Training Area
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.
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.
322nd Civil Affairs Brigade, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, holds change of responsibility ceremony
The 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, held an official change of responsibility ceremony on April 8, at Fort Shafter Flats in Honolulu.  The unit bids farewell to Master Sgt. Dana Apo, who served as the unit’s first sergeant and welcomes its new first sergeant, Master Sgt. Marie Dejean.
May 9, 2022 - The 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, held an official change of responsibility ceremony on April 2, at Fort Shafter Flats, Honolulu. The unit says goodbye to Master Sgt. Dana Apo, who served...

Cobra Gold 2022 Connects Allies across Oceans
1st Lt. Apisit Meejaiyen salutes during the opening ceremony of Cobra Gold 2022. Meejaiyen, along with his platoon of U.S. Army Reserve Engineers partnered with engineers from the Royal Thai Navy and the Republic of Korea Navy to build a new annex to the Ban Khao Ta-In School in the Rayong Province of the Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 28, 2022, as part of Cobra Gold 2022. CG 22 is the 41st iteration of the international training exercise that supports readiness and emphasizes coordination on civic action, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief. From Feb. 22 through March 4, 2022, this annual event taking place at various locations throughout the Kingdom of Thailand increases the capability, capacity, and interoperability of partnered nations while simultaneously reinforcing our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by 1st Lt. Apisit Meejaiyen)
March 9, 2022 - The 9th Mission Support Command’s 871st Engineer Vertical Construction Company (EVCC), based out of Hilo, HI traversed 17 Time zones and over 6,000 miles of open-ocean to bring their skills and expertise to the distant...

9th MSC and Hawaii Army National Guard Vie for Best Warrior Title
Sgt. Gloria Maldonado from the 658th Regional Support Group participates in the ruck march event 5 march as part of the 2022 Best Warrior Competition.
March 8, 2022 - SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nine Soldiers from the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) and Hawaii National Guard (HIARNG) competed to earn the top spot at the 2022 Best Warrior Competition March 4-6 at...

322 Civil Affairs Brigade Participates in Pacific Steel
Feb. 17, 2022 - To improve overall unit readiness by increasing the number of crew-served weapons qualified personnel, 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade Soldiers participated Operation Pacific Steel, a consolidated crew-served weapons...

9th Mission Support Command Named Best Anti-Terrorism Program in the Army
The 9th Mission Support Command's G-34 military partners conduct physical security assessment on critical infrastructure to identify possible vulnerabilities. The 9th MSC was named the best large unit anti-terrorism program by Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) for fiscal year 2021. The 9th MSC's approach to anti-terrorism requires coordination between various organizations to ensure success.
Feb. 14, 2022 - The 9th Mission Support Command’s Anti-terrorism (AT) Program was named the best large unit anti-terrorism program by Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) for fiscal year 2021...

‘Go for Broke’ Mortars Fly High at Pohakuloa Training Area
Soldiers from the 100th Battalion 44nd Infantry Regiment’s company mortar section fires an 60mm mortar at Pohakuloa Training Area January 12.
Jan. 21, 2022 - The mortar platoon of the 100th Battalion 442nd Infantry (100/442) spent the second week of January conducting mortar live-fire training at PTA. The purpose of the week-long training exercise was weapons familiarization,...

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...
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