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  • CBRNE Task Force participates in training rotation

    Sep 30, 2014

    FORT POLK, Louisiana -- Soldiers from the Department of Defense's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive hazards are training with the U.S. Army's premier forcible entry force at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

  • Soldiers train to operate in confined spaces

    Sep 26, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), trained to operate in confined spaces at the Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, in Elma, Washington.

  • Wolfhounds take it back to the basics

    Sep 26, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- They are the oldest combat arms branch in the Army, and training to defeat America's enemies is a vital task for an infantryman. It is one of the most physically and psychologically demanding specialties in the Army and the Soldiers of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment are up for the task.

  • Cav Troops prepare for Korea departure

    Sep 26, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division cased the battalion's colors on Cooper Field Sept. 25 at Fort Hood, Texas. The casing of the colors symbolizes the departing of the unit from Fort Hood en route to the Republic of Korea for a nine-month tour.

  • 1-14 Inf. Regt., 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Soldiers participates in Exercise Lightning Strike

    Sep 26, 2014

    WAIOURU, New Zealand -- Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, clear customs and unloaded their equipment after arriving in New Zealand to participate in the Lightning Strike Exercise Sept. 25. (U.S Army photos by Sgt. Christopher Hammond, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released).

  • 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Soldier wins USARPAC paralegal challenge

    Sep 26, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- An Army paralegal specialist job is to maintain law and order and ensuring the punishment fits the crime. However, when it comes to basic Soldiering skills one paralegal stands out in front of the rest.

  • Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness

    Sep 25, 2014

    PUSLATPUR, Indonesia --Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing within the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

  • U.S., Indian Soldiers train together

    Sep 25, 2014

    Watching the sunrise above the Himalayas while practicing yoga, rock climbing and rappelling as monkeys jump through the trees overhead; it sounds like an adventure vacation but for more than 75 U.S. Soldiers from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, it's an opportunity to work with the soldiers of the Indian Army to enhance the cooperation and coordination necessary during peacekeeping operations.

  • 3/7 FA: Raining Down On the Enemy

    Sep 25, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, polish their skills with a live fire exercise, here, Sept. 22. "The intent of this training was for my guys to certify and work on a variety of different fire missions," said Sgt. 1st Class Eric Pisano, first sergeant and a native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

  • Legacy of Life Hawaii honors Tripler

    Sep 25, 2014

    Legacy of Life Hawaii (LLH) presented Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) with its highest honor, the Health and Human Services Medal of Honor Award, for donation best practices during an outdoor ceremony at TAMC Sept. 25, 2014.

  • Former SMA visits Camp Zama, speaks at resiliency seminar, fair

    Sep 24, 2014

    Camp Zama, Japan, held a Community Resilience Seminar, Sept. 19, 2014, to introduce the Camp Zama Retiree Council and recognized "Retiree Appreciation Day, in conjunction with a "Passport to Life" Community Resiliency Fair at the Camp Zama Community Club.

  • Army scientist bolsters nanomaterials research with Singapore

    Sep 24, 2014

    U.S. Army and Singaporean scientists are advancing the future of nanomaterials through an exchange program between the countries.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers embark on 'Pacific Pathways'

    Sep 23, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are supporting U.S. Army Pacific's initiative to increase training west of the international date line.

  • Korean American Soccer Camp helps needy communities

    Sep 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Local schoolchildren wrapped up a three-day Korean, American Non-Profit Soccer Charity camp for youths ages 5 to 14, here, August 18-20. The camp offered children instructional based learning for youths wanting to learn the fundamental of soccer.

  • ACS offers unique newcomer's tour

    Sep 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Yongsan Army Community Services (ACS) welcomed newcomers to the Yongsan community with a bus trip to one of the greatest tourist attractions of South Korea, July 22.

  • Malaysian, U.S. Army medics complete Tactical Combat Casualty Care training

    Sep 23, 2014

    Malaysian Soldiers completed training on Tactical Combat Casualty Care to test the cumulative skills acquired during a Medical First Responder course, held Sept. 15-19, 2014, at Kem Desa Pahlawan, Malaysia, during the bilateral exercise Keris Strike 14.

  • USARPAC paralegal Soldiers committed to 'warrior trials'

    Sep 23, 2014

    While Army paralegals are known as Soldiers who assist in and outside military courtrooms, 19 U.S. Army Pacific paralegals had a different trial. The top paralegal Soldiers throughout the Pacific region participated in the seventh annual USARPAC Paralegal Warrior Challenge, Sept. 15-19.

  • CSA on Army budget: Fiscal year 2016 is breaking point

    Sep 22, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno cautioned a Defense Writers Group in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2014, should sequestration resume in fiscal year 2016, "it will be very difficult for us to lead around the world."

  • Close Combat Tactical Training

    Sep 22, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, train on the interactive Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) September 17 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The simulated training is part of the battery's continued effort to ensure Soldiers receive as much hands-on training as possible in order to maintain readiness at all times.

  • Air defense bilateral engagement bolsters U.S./ROK alliance

    Sep 22, 2014

    Senior leaders of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade conducted a joint staff ride Sept. 19 with Republic of Korea's 2nd Air Defense Artillery Brigade to discuss interoperability of missile systems, deterrence of North Korean aggression and become familiar with recent incidents in the 2nd ROK Naval fleet's area of operations.

  • Engineers demonstrate physical, mental strength in 'Never Daunted' challenge

    Sep 22, 2014

    The 84th Engineer Battalion demonstrated its commitment to developing and motivating its troops by reinvigorating a unit-wide competition this month designed to instill its engineers with a drive to stay physically fit and up-to-date on their Soldier tasks.

  • Parents spend day celebrating their kids

    Sep 22, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 22, 2014) -- The Boys and Girls Club's "Day for Kids" event was held on Sept. 20 hosted by the Camp Zama Child, Youth and School Services at the Yano Ramble Field on Camp Zama, here.

  • Air Assault school students practice rappelling

    Sep 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, practice rappelling as a part of the Air Assault Course September 17, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Frag Out: 29th ENG Soldiers throw live grenades

    Sep 19, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- Nervous and tense, the sweat rolls off his face as he holds a live grenade firmly near his chest. He's trained all day with practice grenades, but now it was time to do the real thing. The safety noncommissioned officer calls his name. He takes a deep breath and walks to his fighting position. It was time to rise above the fear and trust his training. The NCO gives him instructions and in seconds a grenade was in the air. "Frag out" he shouts. He dodges in his foxhole and feels the impact of the explosion. "all clear" is echoed on the range. He stands up with a smile on his face and an overwhelming rush of adrenaline.

  • Malaysian Rangers teach U.S. Soldiers jungle survival tactics

    Sep 19, 2014

    U.S Army Pacific Soldiers participated in Jungle Survival Academics at Kem Desa Pahlawan (KDP), Malaysia, Sep. 17, during Keris Strike 14. The training familiarized U.S. Soldiers with jungle tactics and techniques used by Malaysian Rangers for jungle sustainment.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Medics at work

    Sep 18, 2014

    Soldiers from Alpha Company, 121st Combat Support Hospital served as stand by medical personnel Sept. 13, 2014 during the first home game of the Seoul American High School football season.

  • Raven operators train to strike hard

    Sep 18, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a squad of Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team preparing to convoy to their next checkpoint. Usually, the squad has to mentally prepare for the unknown but the advancement of technology works in their favor. The unit is fortunate enough to have a Raven operator, who deploys the unmanned aerial vehicle before the unit begins to travel. With 360 degrees of surveillance, the Raven's camera can observe enemy soldiers staged for an ambush. The Soldiers are able to avoid a firefight and ultimately save lives and equipment. This is just an example of how crucial the Raven can be to a unit's mission.

  • Disaster Response Exercise in Nepal Concludes

    Sep 18, 2014

    The final day of the Tribhuvan International Disaster Response Plan exercise ended with hand shakes and smiles Thursday, Sept. 18, as participants from various civilian and military agencies congratulated each other on completing a drill designed to save lives. For four days, civilian aviation leaders, along with members of Nepal's military and police and worked side-by-side with civilian and military professionals from U.S. Army Pacific, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and numerous international agencies, including the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme, and the International Civil Aviation Office to practice a plan developed to deal with a large earthquake at Nepal's only international airport.

  • U.S., Indonesian medical personnel assist over 350 during community event

    Sep 18, 2014

    Indonesian and U.S. medical personnel provided free medical attention to more than 350 patients during a Cooperative Health Engagement, CHE, held in Sumber Waru Village, Situbundo, Indonesia.

  • Army EOD Soldiers win bomb squad competition

    Sep 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers won first place in Urban Shield, a Bay Area bomb squad competition in California.

  • Train as we fight: 29th ENG BN prepares for the battlefield

    Sep 17, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- A group of enemy combatants attack the 29th Engineer Battalion's command post with every intention of breaching the perimeter. They make numerous attempts to gain an advantage, but the structure looks to be impenetrable. This particular command post is a well built position, which is designed to prevent the loss of Soldiers and equipment. This is because of the dedication to duty and attention to detail of the Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 29th ENG BN, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

  • 94th AAMDC Soldiers Make History at Valiant Shield 2014

    Sep 17, 2014

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Headquarters; Battery C, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) and Task Force Talon come together for Valiant Shield 2014. The exercise began on Sept. 15 and concludes on Sept. 23.

  • Eighth Army Deputy Commanding General cooks at Yongsan Dining Facility

    Sep 17, 2014

    Eighth Army Deputy Commanding General (Sustainment) Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry got hands-on, cooking food for Soldiers at the Yongsan Honors Café Dining Facility Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014.

  • Soldier rescues woman from alligator-infested waters

    Sep 16, 2014

    A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician rescued a woman from alligator-infested waters at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Hosts Women's Equality Run

    Sep 16, 2014

    45th Sustainment Brigade Hosts Women's Equality Run

  • Disaster Response Exercise begins in Nepal

    Sep 16, 2014

    More than 100 civilian and military authorities gathered at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu Monday to begin the first test of the Disaster Response Plan crafted in 2012. The exercise runs from Sept. 15-18.

  • Spartans shoot for excellence in EIB

    Sep 16, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division tested for the Expert Infantry Badge Tuesday through Saturday last week at Camp Mad Bull, Joint Base Elmendorf -Richardson, Alaska.

  • Lt. Gens. Isobe and Lanza Prepare for Bilateral US/Japanese Exercise

    Sep 16, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Koichi Isobe, the Eastern Army Commander of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, visited JBLM on Sept. 4 in preparation for a joint training exercise at Yakima Training Center.

  • Camp Zama hosts 5K run/walk, ceremony to commemorate 9/11

    Sep 15, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 15, 2014) -- Camp Zama's Soldiers, Civilians, family members, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members and local national employees participated in the 1st annual "True Red, White and Blue" 5K run/walk, held on the morning of Sept. 11, here, to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attack events. The U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted its annual 9/11 commemorative ceremony at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, later in the evening.

  • Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    Sep 15, 2014

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were awarded Medals of Honor for valor in Vietnam, during a ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2014.

  • 45th STB exercises land, air, sea capabilities during readiness training

    Sep 15, 2014

    To achieve "readiness" in the Pacific, a unit must be able to quickly prepare its equipment and troops for movement by land, air, and/or sea. Soldiers from the 45th Special Troops Battalion demonstrated their ability to maximize all three modes during a deployment readiness exercise held at several locations on the island, Sept. 8-12.

  • Hawaii Army National Guard concludes Garuda Shield CPX in Indonesia

    Sep 15, 2014

    An annual bilateral command post exercise between the Indonesian Armed Forces or Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI) and Hawaii Army National Guard, came to an end with a closing ceremony at Dodiklatpur in East Java, Indonesia on Sept. 11, 2014.

  • Team 19 grows stronger through prayer luncheon

    Sep 12, 2014

    The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, "Team 19", held a prayer luncheon on Camp Henry, Sept. 5. Soldiers from 19th ESC attended the prayer luncheon after having successfully completed Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2014. A 19th ESC Chaplain, Maj. Kevin S. Sears, helped celebrate the end of UFG and share prayers with the Soldiers for the start of the Korean Chuseok holiday.

  • TAMC Holds Remembrance Ceremony

    Sep 11, 2014

    HONOLULU - On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, at 9:25 a.m. on the Generals Loop, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) staff and leadership took the time to reflect on the fallen and to remember the lives that were lost on that tragic day.

  • 70th Brigade Support Battalion run

    Sep 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Lt. Col. Shane A. Barna and Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Singleton, the command team for 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, leads the battalion on a espirit de corps run September 5, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The run focused on building unit cohesion and morale within the battalion.

  • Never forgotten, Sept. 11 reenlistment ceremony on USS Missouri

    Sep 11, 2014

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Six Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Stryker Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, were part of the Joint Service Members Reenlistment Ceremony at the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii Sept. 11. The ceremony was held to honor the tragic events that forever changed our nation and remember the lives taken during the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released).

  • 1st Signal Brigade provides communications support during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 exercise

    Sep 10, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade is a key component in providing communications services to customers across the Korean Peninsula and proved to be up to the challenge during the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 exercise.

  • 94th, 32nd, 263rd AAMDC Mark Milestone Supporting UFG '14

    Sep 10, 2014

    , Hawaii -- Soldiers from the 94th, 32nd, and 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, made history when they joined more than 50,000 South Korean troops for the annual computerized command and control warfighting exercise, Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 17-28.

  • Torii Station wins prestigious award

    Sep 9, 2014

    OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 9, 2014) -- The 10th Regional Support Group's Legal Assistance Office, station at Torii Station, on Okinawa, recently won the Chief of Staff Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance for the fiscal year 2013, in the small office category.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers conduct joint air training mission

    Sep 9, 2014

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington -- The 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) trained with the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion during a joint air training mission.

  • 2nd SBCT, 25th Inf. Div. conducts motorcycle safety training

    Sep 9, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- On average, the Army loses the equivalent of a company formation in off-duty accidents each year. These tragic deaths affect a unit's combat readiness.

  • MEDDAC-Japan participates in disaster drill

    Sep 9, 2014

    Medical Activity Japan (MEDDAC-J) participated in the 35th annual emergency response exercise deploying a medical team along with medical supplies during the Sagamihara Prefectura Disaster Drill, Sept. 1, 2014 linking various local area agencies, subject matter-experts, equipment, and operation procedures together to best respond to a disaster in Japan.

  • Army Launches New Safety Campaign

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Army launched the first installment of its new two-year seasonal safety awareness campaign today.

  • 20th CBRNE commander thanks 71st EOD Group

    Sep 8, 2014

    FORT CARSON, Colorado -- The commanding general of the U.S. Army's only formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats praised the 71st EOD Group "Raptors" here Sept. 5.

  • 8th TSC celebrates junior enlisted troops with run, organizational day

    Sep 8, 2014

    The streets rumbled as hundreds of motivated junior enlisted troops (specialists and below) from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command kicked-off a day dedicated to them with a massive noncommissioned officer-free formation run here Sept. 5.

  • TAMC's 9/11 Motocycle Remembrance Ride

    Sep 8, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) held a motorcycle ride on September 11, 2014 to honor the fallen and remember the lives that were lost while promoting Motorcycle Safety and Awareness.

  • Thompson talks priorities, theater support, way forward for the 412th TEC

    Sep 7, 2014

    In his first interview since taking command on 29 June, Major General Tracy A. Thompson spoke in length about priorities, soldier readiness, relevance and support to the ASCCs, lessons learned, role models and much more. A lawyer by profession, Maj. Gen. Thompson was interviewed for this piece during his travels to the Pacific for the Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise, where approximately 80 Soldiers from the Deployable Command Post and TEC-Main deployed to Korea, Japan and Hawaii to provide engineering expertise and logistical support functions to US Army Pacific, US Forces Korea and Eighth Army. -- CPT Maryjane Falefa Porter, Public Affairs Officer, 412th Theater Engineer Command.

  • Indonesian, U.S. Soldiers conduct jungle survival training

    Sep 5, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, learned how to survive in the jungle through a day of survival training during Garuda Shield 14 at Puslatpur, in Asem Bagus, Indonesia, Sept. 4, 2014.

  • Army Suicide Awareness Month 2014 tri-signed letter

    Sep 4, 2014

    Army Suicide Awareness Month 2014 tri-signed letter

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital conducts Mass Casualty Exercise

    Sep 4, 2014

    121 Combat Support Hospital Conducts Mass Casualty Exercise Aug. 14 - 29 at U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys, South Korea to enhance Soldier performance in a training environment.

  • SHARP training conducted on Camp Zama

    Sep 4, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 5, 2014) -- Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training was conducted on Sept. 2 at the Camp Zama Chapel, here. Russell Strand, chief of the Behavioral Sciences Educational and Training Division, U.S. Army Military Police School, talked to several of Camp Zama's senior leaders, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.

  • Pathfinders from 3-2 SBCT get current on CDS drops

    Sep 3, 2014

    Members of 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, teamed up with elements of 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Aug. 28 to observe a containerized delivery system drop of simulated supplies onto Roger's Drop Zone as part of a Pathfinder refresher course that will bring their Pathfinder certifications up-to-date.

  • 1st Cavalry unit selected for South Korea deployment

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army's III Corps announced Sept. 3, 2014, the rotational deployment of Fort Hood's 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, to Camp Hovey and Camp Stanley, in South Korea, in October.

  • Beard takes final march across historic Palm Circle

    Sep 3, 2014

    Maj. Gen. William Beard, deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Reserves, U.S. Army Pacific was honored during a celebration of service ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Sept. 2.

  • 'Aurora Monsoon'

    Sep 3, 2014

    Paratroopers with the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division were introduced to jungle warfare training as they took part in "Aurora Monsoon," the first-ever platoon-level bilateral exchange between soldiers of the U.S. Army and the Bangladesh army at the Rajendrapur Cantonment Area near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 24-28, 2014.

  • Beard takes final march across historic Palm Circle

    Sep 3, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Maj. Gen. William Beard, deputy commanding general for United States Army Reserves, U.S. Army Pacific was honored during a Celebration of Service ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Sept. 2.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers complete Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 2, 2014

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) conducted a change of mission and prepared for redeployment, following their recent participation in Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 28, 2014.

  • Indonesian-U.S. exercise Garuda Shield begins in East Java

    Sep 2, 2014

    Soldiers with the Tentara Nasional Indonesia Army and U.S. Army stood side-by-side at the parade square of Dodiklatpur in Asem Bagus, Indonesia, in an opening ceremony to officially mark the beginning of the 8th annual Garuda Shield exercise, Sept. 1, 2014.

  • Spartans show they have what it takes to be one of The Few, The Proud, The Marines

    Sep 2, 2014

    Arctic Warriors were given an opportunity to experience Marine combat training while participating in Exercise Ulchi-Freedom Guardian (UFG) 2014, an annual joint/combined command post exercise designed to enhance the Republic of South Korea's defensive capabilities in the face of an aggressor threat.

  • Exercise in Korea strengthening Pacific partnerships

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Army is taking part in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, from Aug. 18 to Aug. 29, 2014, with South Korean forces, to strengthen partnerships, mutual defense, and security cooperation.

  • SMA talks professionalism, commitment at 'The Last Frontier'

    Aug 29, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited "The Last Frontier," Aug. 25-28, 2014, to thank Soldiers, Army civilians and families of U.S. Army Alaska for their service and commitment, and to hear them voice their concerns that he will bring back to senior Army leadership.

  • Women's Equality Day observance held at Camp Zama

    Aug 29, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Aug. 28, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Aviation Battalion hosted a "Women's Equality Day" observance on Aug. 26 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, here.

  • Servicemembers, DoD civilians can't take Ice Bucket Challenge in uniform or during work hours

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Office of the Judge Advocate General is citing regulations which prohibit servicemembers and Department of Defense civilians from endorsing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in any form of their military uniform or during official work hours. Though well-intentioned, these actions endorse a non-federal entity which is impermissible.

  • Arctic Warriors participate in Exercise Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2014

    Aug 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army's only airborne brigade west of the Mississippi River participated in Exercise Ulchi-Freedom Guardian (UFG) here Aug. 18 - 29.

  • Special Reaction Team trains on antiterrorism

    Aug 28, 2014

    Members from the Special Reaction Team, 39th Military Police Detachment, 8th Military Police Brigade, reacted to an active shooter response training exercise Aug. 20, on Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii.

  • 25th ID Soldier wins Army Music Soldier of the Year

    Aug 28, 2014

    Schofield Barracks -- Spc. Michael Cook, a musician from the 25th Infantry Division Band, was named Soldier of the Year for all Army musicians. Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, the 25th Infantry Division Commanding General, presented him an Army Commendation medal and Arrowhead Trophy in recognition of his accomplishment during a ceremony on Weyand Field here Aug. 25.

  • 20th CBRNE training prepares Soldiers for all hazards

    Aug 27, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) is operating with ground combat units during decisive action training rotations at the U.S. Army's premier training centers.

  • Soldiers and their family members compete, "Engagement Skills Trainer Challenge"

    Aug 27, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Aug. 27, 2014) -- Twelve Soldiers and their family members participated in the "Engagement Skills Trainer Challenge", held on Aug. 23 at Sagami General Depot, here, as a part of the Camp Zama's Commander's Cup.

  • DOD and the NCAA join forces in a grand alliance to understand traumatic brain injury

    Aug 27, 2014

    The Army has signed on as the executive agent for the Department of Defense's (DOD) concussion initiative with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The initiative, known as the Grand Alliance, is a joint venture that will serve to enhance and accelerate research of traumatic injuries and concussive brain injuries, and the development, testing and regulatory approval of screening and diagnostic devices, clinical practice regiments, return to play/return to action protocol, and human prevention strategies, such as resiliency training to prevent such injuries.

  • Fifth annual disaster relief exercise closes in Bangladesh

    Aug 26, 2014

    The fifth annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Relief Exercise and Exchange (PR DREE) drew to an end during a closing ceremony at the Lakeshore Hotel in Dhaka Thursday.

  • State bird touches down at Wheeler

    Aug 25, 2014

    Several nene geese (Branta sandvicensis) landed at a construction site east of the runway, here, Aug. 14.

  • Hawaii runners eye Washington, Army 10-Miler team spots

    Aug 25, 2014

    The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Office hosted its annual Hawaii Army 10-Mile Qualifying Race, here, Saturday, with the goal of crafting two teams that will face off against other Army bases worldwide.

  • 19th ESC supports during UFG

    Aug 22, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, Daegu -- The Life Support Area hosted by the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, 'Team 19' is providing housing services to more than 520 multinational Soldiers across the world in support of Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise 2014.

  • Singapore's top defense chief honors the fallen during trip to Washington

    Aug 22, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Defense Force, Singapore Armed Forces, paid his respects to America's fallen during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Army Engineers, MPs conduct route clearance at JRTC

    Aug 22, 2014

    Months of training were put to the test for 1st Platoon, 95th Engineer Company (Clearance), 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, as they supported 3rd Brigade (Rakkasans), 101st Airborne Division during Joint Readiness Training Center rotation 14-09.

  • PRMC's Newest Air Assault Graduates

    Aug 22, 2014

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) graduated five Soldiers from the Air Assault course hosted by 25th Infantry Division (Lightning Academy) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on Aug. 18, 2014. The Soldiers participated in the 12-day course training on operations such as Air Assault, sling-load and rappelling. Pictured are the graduates with PRMC Command as followed (from left to right): Col. John McMurray, PRMC Ops Officer in Charge (OIC), Capt. Angela Weston of Bravo Company, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), 2nd Lt. Nathan Cox of Bravo Company, TAMC, Sgt. Cory Bell of Bravo Company, TAMC, Spc. Derek Winegar of MEDDAC-Japan, Pfc. DeQuan Davis of Alpha Company, TAMC, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano, PRMC Command Sergeant Major. Holding the Alpha and Bravo guidons are Staff Sgt. Kurt Krause (left), TAMC and Sgt. Letisha Fleming (right), TAMC.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army talks Fort Huachuca's leadership, success in Army's future

    Aug 21, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As force reduction kicks into gear, Soldiers can't help but begin to question what the future of the Army will hold -- and those assigned to Fort Huachuca are no different.

  • Hawaii-based team named Army's 2014 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of Year

    Aug 20, 2014

    A three-Soldier team from the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, won the top prize in the 2014 EOD Team of the Year Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2014 kicks off, 8th TSC supports

    Aug 20, 2014

    Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2014, a 10-day annual computerized command-and-control exercise, kicked off, Aug. 18, 2014.

  • Fifth annual DREE kicks off in Bangladesh

    Aug 20, 2014

    The fifth annual Pacific Resilience (PR) Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange (DREE) runs from Aug. 18-21 at numerous locations throughout Dhaka including the Fire Service and Civil Defence Training Academy and the airfield at Tejgaon. This engagement between the Bangladesh Armed Forces Division and U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) promotes emergency preparedness and enhances the steadfast relationship between the governments of Bangladesh and the United States.

  • SMA addresses National Guard troops, discusses Army profession

    Aug 20, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III emphasized professionalism during a visit with enlisted Soldiers assigned to the Army National Guard Readiness Center,in Arlington, Virginia, and surrounding installations, Aug. 15, 2014.

  • 21 nations participate in largest peacekeeping training event in 2014

    Aug 20, 2014

    More than 800 participants representing 21 nations were united as the opening ceremony kicked off this year's largest peacekeeping training event Aug. 19, 2014 at the Indonesia Peace and Security Center in Sentul, Indonesia.

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 20, 2014

    The U.S. Army's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is participating in Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 18-29, 2014.

  • Dignity, Respect and Reverence: Bringing our Heroes home

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- In a third-floor classroom, a handful of mortuary affairs and unit supply specialists wait to begin a slideshow. The phrase 'death by PowerPoint' sarcastically bounces its way around. When Sgt. 1st class Adan Flores wakes up his computer to start the presentation, the mood changes. The first slide is a photo focused on a flag-draped casket secured in an aircraft. The casket is lit by daylight, with several others behind it cloaked in shadow.

  • Home safe and sound

    Aug 19, 2014

    After nearly a year away from home in support of Area Support Group-Qatar, Soldiers from the Law Enforcement Detachment, 57th Military Police Company, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, were welcomed home by friends and family members, Aug. 16, at the company's training area on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • RDECOM engages in technology discussions at Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 18, 2014

    A team of U.S. Army Reserve officers is participating in Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014, in South Korea, to engage with Soldiers about their technological needs.

  • Army EOD Soldiers suit up to help abandoned pets

    Aug 18, 2014

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 710th EOD Company donned their 75-pound bomb suits and walked up and down the steps in Tacoma, Washington's Stadium Bowl, a sports venue with more than steps than the Empire State Building, to raise money for abandoned pets.

  • Tripler Prepares for Flu Season

    Aug 18, 2014

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) is promoting the importance of immunizations, including the influenza vaccination.

  • Humphreys Red Cross Youth conduct 'Prepare and Share' drive

    Aug 15, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The American Red Cross Summer Youth Program conducted a "Prepare and Share" kit drive, Aug. 6, at the Humphreys Main Exchange. The event is an activity in which essential preparedness items are collected, assembled, and packaged to be given to the community as start-up items in the event of a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) bag is needed.

  • Soldier springs into action to save a life

    Aug 14, 2014

    One Soldier took matters into his own soon-to-be bloody hands when he noticed a traffic accident on a South Korean expressway July 12.

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