Archive for March 5, 2011

LTC Joe D’costa (A2) Featured on Army Web Site

LTC Joe D'costa (A2) '89 will transfer command of the 1st Battalion, 378th Infantry Regiment on March 12th.  A lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, he just completed a 10-month mobilization at Fort Benning as commander of 1st Battalion, 378th Infantry Regiment, a Lafayette, La.-based unit activated to augment basic combat training for the 192nd Infantry Brigade on Sand Hill.  "When we talk about the diversity of Soldiers across our Army, Lieutenant Colonel D'Costa's life story is one that tells a great story and serves as a motivational and inspiring example for our Soldiers, DoD civilians and the nation's civilian population," said Lt. Col. Roger O'Steen, the brigade's executive officer.  Read much more about Joe's background and story at

Keep Up To Date on Tom Maiwald (H2)

From Tom Maiwald (H2) ’89:  To keep you up to date on my fight against colon cancer, I’ve created a brand new CaringBridge website. You can follow my progress and determine how to provide loving support in an easy, private way.  The site is at and you can show your support:

• Visit the blue Hope-themed website and keep up to date.
• Leave a message in my guestbook.
• Receive e-mail NOTIFICATIONS when my journal is updated! There is a Caringbridge iPhone app or mobile website as well for the real high tech.

Stay connected through the Facebook Connect or Twitter features.  (Yes- you can follow me on Twitter as TomMaiwald) We are in the process of overhauling the Facebook site.  Perhaps even better, we’ve developed a brand new website. Initially this site will help to notify people how they can support our family during my current immunotherapy treatment.  It includes links and videos and a slideshow. Over the coming months it will include more and more features. So please continue to check it out.  Practically, this does mean that the old Caringbridge site will become obsolete. I will continue to post updates to both sites through the end of 2010. However, I’ll stop doing updates to the old Caringbridge beginning January 2011.