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Alaskan exercise tests Oregon Guard's CERFP agility

Alaskan exercise tests Oregon Guard's CERFP agility

Nearly 200 Soldiers and Airmen of the Oregon National Guard's highly trained emergency response team participated with the Hawaii National Guard during Vigilant Guard-Alaska 2014, near Joint Base...more

Saber Guardian 2014: Forces from 12 nations cap exercise in Bulgaria

Saber Guardian 2014: Forces from 12 nations cap exercise in Bulgaria

After a week of scenario-driven, computer-based humanitarian assistance operations, exercise Saber Guardian 2014 officially came to end, April 3, 2014.more

Peacekeeping Institute paying increasing dividends after 20 years

Peacekeeping Institute paying increasing dividends after 20 years

In an ever-changing world, demand for U.S. involvement in humanitarian assistance and stability operations will increase, said the former Army chief of staff who founded the service's Peacekeeping...more

U.S. Army Pacific, Nepalese Army operationalize disaster response plan during 4-day exercise

U.S. Army Pacific, Nepalese Army operationalize disaster response plan during 4-day exercise

Recognizing the enormous impact a massive natural disaster would have on the heavily populated city of Kathmandu, Nepal, and the critical need for civil-military preparedness, the Nepalese Army and...more

JGSDF celebrates anniversary at Camp Zama

JGSDF celebrates anniversary at Camp Zama

More than 500 people participated in a joint ceremony at Yano Fitness Center at Camp Zama, Japan, Oct. 13, 2012, for the 41st anniversary of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Zama Sub-post and...more

Keep hope alive: Camp Zama volunteers help with ongoing clean-up efforts in Tohoku

Keep hope alive: Camp Zama volunteers help with ongoing clean-up efforts in Tohoku

"It's just devastation; all these piles of rubble and disintegrated things were peoples' lives and possessions, and it's just gone now. [But] we have the power to help rebuild, and we are...more

Girl Scouts in Japan receive 'Good Deed' citation at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

Girl Scouts in Japan receive 'Good Deed' citation at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

Girl Scouts from an Army installation in Japan were recognized May 26, 2012, at the site of the country's largest Shinto shrine for aid they provided to children displaced by the earthquake and...more

Camp Zama commemorates anniversary of Japan earthquake, tsunami with road-renaming ceremony

Camp Zama commemorates anniversary of Japan earthquake, tsunami with road-renaming ceremony

Three streets on an Army installation in Japan now bear new names that commemorate the worst natural disaster in the country's history, but also pay tribute to the joint relief and rebuilding...more

U.S. leaders recall Japan disasters, relief efforts

U.S. leaders recall Japan disasters, relief efforts

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta issued statements Friday marking the upcoming one-year anniversary of the "3/11" earthquake, tsunami...more

In the biggest operations, the littlest things matter most

In the biggest operations, the littlest things matter most

Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps Forward, high fives a toddler April 15 displaced by the earthquake that struck Japan March 11. The child is a beneficiary...more

Stewart-Hunter Army Family responds to those in need

Stewart-Hunter Army Family responds to those in need

The Red Cross accepted a check on behalf of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Religious Services Organization at the main post chapel, June 21. Stewart-Hunter parishioners donated more than...more

"Operation Tomodachi" A Unit Ministry Team Perspective

"Operation Tomodachi" A Unit Ministry Team Perspective

Chaplain (COL) John E. Powers, Command Chaplain for U.S. Army Japan, shares his perspective of his experiances and unit ministry team activities during Operation Tomodachi.more

Military task force proposed for disasters

Military task force proposed for disasters

The 593rd Sustainment Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is in the final planning stage of a new project, the Deployable Sustainment Task Force, which would be capable of moving personnel...more

"Tomodochi" - Soldiers from Fort Bragg support Japan Earthquake recovery

"Tomodochi" - Soldiers from Fort Bragg support Japan Earthquake recovery

On March 12, the world watched in disbelief as news reports surfaced of an 8.9 earthquake that rocked Japan. We quickly learned the earthquake was minor compared to what was still heading towards...more

Space Warriors support Operation Tomodachi

Space Warriors support Operation Tomodachi

On March 11, a 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan and shook Misawa Air Base for several minutes.more

Monterey alumni reach out in friendship, support Operation Tomodachi

Monterey alumni reach out in friendship, support Operation Tomodachi

CAMP SENDAI, Japan - After disaster struck in Japan March 11, graduates of the Japanese course at the Presidio of Monterey's Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center put their language...more

Language Institute fills communication gap during Operation Tomodachi

Language Institute fills communication gap during Operation Tomodachi

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center graduates put their language training to good use in support of Operation Tomodachi after the recent disaster in Japan.more

Fort Rucker students spearhead fundraiser for Japan disaster relief

Fort Rucker students spearhead fundraiser for Japan disaster relief

FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- "Together We Can Help Japan" is the modified school motto for kindergarteners and first grade students at the Fort Rucker Primary School.more

Meade ACS gives aid to repatriated family after Japan disaster

Meade ACS gives aid to repatriated family after Japan disaster

Staff Sgt. Alan Martin and his wife, Megumi, were celebrating the birth of their daughter Maria when, eight days later, on March 11, a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit northeast Japan. On...more

Resident sponsors fundraiser to benefit Japan

Resident sponsors fundraiser to benefit Japan

On Sunday, 20 of Caress Hudson's family members and friends gathered at the Heritage Park Neighborhood Center for the two-hour fundraiser to help the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami...more

DoD ends voluntary departure authorization from Japan

DoD ends voluntary departure authorization from Japan

The Defense Department's voluntary authorized departures for servicemembers' eligible family members to leave Japan in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, earthquake effectively ended today.more