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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

Redstone Reaches Out To Detect Radiation

Redstone Reaches Out To Detect Radiation

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A bit of Redstone Arsenal technology is now on the ground in Japan, helping to ensure the safety of Soldiers and other U.S. government personnel entering radiation...more

Coin drive: Students hold fundraisers to provide assistance for Japanese tsunami survivors

Coin drive: Students hold fundraisers to provide assistance for Japanese tsunami survivors

WIESBADEN, Germany - When the tsunami and earthquakes struck Japan March 11, many people's thoughts turned to those in harm's way. A,A Wiesbaden military community members worried about Japanese...more

9th AML deploys to Japan

9th AML deploys to Japan

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A casing ceremony was held at noon March 30 in front of the 9th Area Medical Laboratory warehouse to farewell the unit's 19 Soldiers who deployed to Japan the...more

Redstone reaches out to detect radiation in Japan

Redstone reaches out to detect radiation in Japan

A bit of Redstone Arsenal technology is now on the ground in Japan, helping to ensure the safety of Soldiers and other U.S. government personnel entering radiation contaminated areas of the country...more

ECC ready to assist with the Operation Tomodachi mission

ECC ready to assist with the Operation Tomodachi mission

Life after an earthquake, a tsunami and currently dealing with the threat of radiation from damaged nuclear plants has left those on the East Asian island of Japan searching for...more

Army Medicine Supports Operation Tomodachi

Army Medicine Supports Operation Tomodachi

Medical assets from the Western Regional Medical Command supported the efforts of U.S. Army North in the evacuation of thousands of military Family members following the March 11 earthquake and...more

Kwajalein Atoll responds in wake of tsunami warning

Kwajalein Atoll responds in wake of tsunami warning

As a tsunami radiated from epicenter of the March 11 earthquake that struck Japan and spread east through the Pacific, decisions were being made on Kwajalein about local repercussions, their...more

Earthquake leaves depot employees stranded at Tokyo airport

Earthquake leaves depot employees stranded at Tokyo airport

Chuck Holland and Gary Holbrook, civilian employees from the Tooele Army Depot (TEAD), Ammunition Equipment and Manufacturing Directorate, were stranded at the Narita International Airport, near...more

Operation Pacific Passage relocates 2,100 families

Operation Pacific Passage relocates 2,100 families

More than 2,100 family members stationed at military bases throughout Japan transitioned through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to safe haven locations in the United States last month as part...more

Fort Carson CYSS staffer eases transition for Families leaving Japan

Fort Carson CYSS staffer eases transition for Families leaving Japan

When Aiden Britting, 2, woke up from his nap at the Signature Flight Support center at the Denver International Airport, he didn't know where he was. One of hundreds of displaced military Family...more

Fort Carson team aids families returning from Japan

Fort Carson team aids families returning from Japan

Fort Carson personnel worked around the clock March 22-26, at Denver International Airport, to help American military family members stationed in Japan to transition during the voluntary evacuation...more

Black Hawks Fly To Help Japan

Black Hawks Fly To Help Japan

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Black Hawks have long been viewed as "freedom flyers" in countries where the Army uses utility helicopters for medical, search and rescue, transport and combat...more

Soldiers help open runways at Sendai International

Soldiers help open runways at Sendai International

U.S. servicemembers have been working jointly and around the clock with Japanese Self-Defense Forces since mid-March to help the nation get back on its feet following the March 11 earthquake and...more

Army North teams continue to assist military families returning from Japan

Army North teams continue to assist military families returning from Japan

Military and civilian members of U. S. Army North took the lead in setting up three reception centers on the U.S. West Coast and one in Denver to assist nearly 4,000 military family members who...more

'I Was There When This Happened'

'I Was There When This Happened'

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Like many of the world's devout believers, Lula Rochelle prays daily that the Japanese people will have the strength and fortitude to survive the troubles their country is...more

Military family members depart Japan

Military family members depart Japan

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan - Family members of Soldiers belonging to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Forces Strategic Command, 1st Space Brigade stationed on Misawa AFB, took...more

Lewis-McChord assists family members back from Japan

Lewis-McChord assists family members back from Japan

An influx of people arriving this week at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from the earthquake and tsunami-ravaged country of Japan have prompted a multi-agency response by the federal...more

Military family members arrive in Seattle from Japan

Military family members arrive in Seattle from Japan

About 200 military family members arrived March 19, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Wash., after leaving Japan voluntarily, U.S. Army North officials said. The family members left Yokota...more

Helping Japan is Pacific Command's top priority

Helping Japan is Pacific Command's top priority

U.S. forces in Japan are engaged in one of the biggest natural and manmade disasters of a lifetime, Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard said March 17. Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, spoke...more

Japan-based military Families remain top concern

Japan-based military Families remain top concern

Defense Department officials are taking Aca,!A"proactive, deliberateAca,!A? steps to stay ahead of the changing conditions in Japan, while keeping the safety and well being of military...more

Gates authorizes humanitarian funds for Japan, voluntary evacuation of Honshu families

Gates authorizes humanitarian funds for Japan, voluntary evacuation of Honshu families

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has authorized up to $35 million in initial Defense Department funds for humanitarian aid to Japan, and to pay for the voluntary departure of eligible family...more

USFK conserves bandwidth for Japan relief efforts

USFK conserves bandwidth for Japan relief efforts

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - U.S. Forces Korea has taken measures to conserve network bandwidth to support on-going humanitarian relief operations in Japan.more

Presidio of Monterey prepared for tsunamis, other disasters

Presidio of Monterey prepared for tsunamis, other disasters

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio is prepared to respond in the event another disaster, like the March 11 tsunami, hits California's central coast. Staff members train throughout the year...more

US ambassador issues message to Americans in Japan

US ambassador issues message to Americans in Japan

U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos today issued a message to Americans living there to bring them up to date on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation last...more