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  • AEW brings education seekers; gives opportunities

    Nov 24, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 24, 2015) -- Camp Zama's Education Center hosted an Education Symposium Nov. 18 inside the Black Box at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center during American Education Week held Nov. 16 to 20 at the installation.

  • Camp Zama ACS hosts AFAP forum

    Nov 20, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 20, 2015) -- Camp Zama's Army Community Service hosted an Army Family Action Plan issue gathering forum Nov. 18 at the installation's Community Activity Center.

  • Lightning Academy project builds skills and partnerships across Army units

    Nov 20, 2015

    Pacific engineers logged more than 4,000 hours, in July and August, toward the improvement of the 25th Infantry Division Tropic Lightning Academy training area. Two projects were completed using only troop construction and proved to be beneficial training and relationship building opportunities for Soldiers in the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Dunford chooses Korea-based sergeant major as next senior enlisted advisor

    Nov 19, 2015

    Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell has been selected to succeed Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia and serve as the third senior enlisted advisor to Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the chairman announced.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) hosts Oahu Intertribal Council for National American Indian Heritage Observance

    Nov 19, 2015

    In observance of National American Indian Heritage Month, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) welcomed members of the Oahu Intertribal Council to a powwow on Friday, Nov. 13, at the 9th Mission Support Center's assembly hall on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Employee Appreciation Day; Camp Zama employees spend day playing games

    Nov 16, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 16, 2015) -- Soldiers, Civilians and Local National Employees from U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) and U.S. Army Garrison Japan participated in the garrison's second annual Employee Appreciation Day Nov. 10 on Camp Zama.

  • Army sets record low for accidental loss in 2015

    Nov 16, 2015

    The Army achieved its sixth consecutive year of declines in accidental fatalities and reached a historic milestone during the recently closed fiscal year, data from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center show.

  • Sea Dragons conduct air and missile defense planning control system training in Hawaii

    Nov 16, 2015

    Soldiers with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command conducted an air and missile defense planning control system training exercise, Nov. 2 to 13, 2015, at Helemano Military Reservation, Hawaii.

  • Pentagon, Army leadership honor Capt. Groberg during Hall of Heroes ceremony

    Nov 13, 2015

    Acting Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning and other Pentagon and Army leaders honor Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Florent Groberg during his induction ceremony into the Hall of Heroes, Nov.13 at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. (U.S. Army photos by Mr. John G. Martinez)

  • Pacific Soldiers create Warrior Training Center

    Nov 13, 2015

    Daily training, conducted in realistic environments, under realistic circumstances, ensures Army forces maintain the highest levels of proficiency and readiness for worldwide deployment. Soldiers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, recognized the lack of training areas located here on the south side of Oahu and created a place they call the Warrior Training Center on Fort Shafter Flats.

  • Obama stresses country's debt to veterans

    Nov 12, 2015

    Americans must do more than simply recognize what veterans mean to the country one day a year, President Barack Obama said here today.

  • PREMIER combat medics earn prestigious badge

    Nov 10, 2015

    Since 1945, Army medical professionals who demonstrate their ability to provide medical care while engaged in actual combat are able to earn the Combat Medical Badge. Unfortunately, all Soldiers were not afforded the opportunity to receive this badge. To extend the opportunity for those who did not see battle, the U.S. Army implemented the Expert Field Medical Badge in 1965 to recognize Soldiers for their outstanding medical capabilities under stressful conditions.

  • Hawaii-based Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team prepares for regional response mission

    Nov 9, 2015

    The Asia-Pacific region's 36 nations are home to more than half of the world's population. More than one-third of its nations are small islands surrounded by large bodies of water and are heavily dependent on sea ports and waterways for survival.

  • DENTAC-J hosts JSDF dental residents

    Nov 9, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 10, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Dental Activity-Japan hosted six dental residents Nov. 4 and 5 from the Japan Self-Defense Forces Central Hospital in Tokyo at the Camp Zama Dental Clinic to learn about DENTAC-J's mission, training and procedures for treating patients.

  • USARJ, MEDDAC-J hosts NAIHM observance

    Nov 9, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 10, 2015)-- U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) in conjunction with U.S. Army Medical Activity-Japan hosted the 2015 National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 5 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center.

  • SECDEF visits service members at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    Nov 6, 2015

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hosted a town hall with service members at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 6. Carter fielded several questions from the audience on topics ranging from budget cuts to the U.S. military's commitment in the Pacific.

  • Japanese Test Engages Supersonic Target on WSMR

    Nov 5, 2015

    The Japanese Ministry of Defense conducted a total of 10 successful flight tests at White Sands Missile Range during the summer of 2015 using a Japanese-made air defense system to successfully engage and destroy cruise missile representative targets. WSMR is a premiere location for missile and air defense system testing, and the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force takes full advantage of the range annually to conduct the acceptance test for their existing Chu-SAM missiles.

  • A Sea Dragon's story: From Honduras to the Army

    Nov 5, 2015

    Army Sgt. Claudia Desantiago has accomplished more than she could have ever imagined at this point in her Army career. Her military journey has made the impossible possible, and it was all achieved through hard work, dedication and believing in herself.

  • Red Ribbon Week teaches students healthy life choices

    Nov 5, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 6, 2015) -- Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign that brings drug abuse awareness to school systems, was held Oct. 26 to 30 at Arnn Elementary School on Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation.

  • 2nd CAB completes NEO exercise

    Nov 4, 2015

    Family members, DOD civilians, and non-combatants from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade visited the Super Hangar on October 30 during the non-combatant evacuation operation training exercise, Courageous Channel. As a part of exercise, the training helps the non-combatants get familiar with the evacuation process during a real-world crisis such as a military conflict or natural disaster.

  • Surgeon General for the Indonesian Armed Forces visits Regional Health Command-Pacific

    Nov 4, 2015

    Rear Adm. Bambang Haryoto, Surgeon General, Indonesian Armed Forces visits the Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) Headquarters on Oct. 21, 2015. During the visit, Haryoto received a brief from RHC-P's Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, on Army Medicine and RHC-P capabilities; the two discussed the importance of continued global health engagements to strengthen relationships and enhance healthcare at both military and civilian levels.

  • Pacific Views

    Nov 4, 2015

    Military and state government personnel, area business leaders, and University of Washington-Tacoma students and faculty, gathered together to attend a Views on the Pacific Symposium held at William W. Phillip Hall on the UW-T campus in Tacoma, Washington, Oct. 29.

  • PREMIER volunteers recognized for supporting the youth

    Nov 4, 2015

    Two members of the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, among others stationed on Schofield Barracks, were recognized for their volunteer service by the 25th Infantry Division commanding general, Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, and senior enlisted adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Scott A. Brzak, during Na Koa Volunteer Recognition ceremony at the Nehelani Conference and Banquet Center here, Oct. 28.

  • VCSA visits 94th AAMDC, receives Pacific IAMD vision

    Nov 4, 2015

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn spoke to leaders with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Nov. 2, 2015, and received a command brief during his visit to the Headquarters of the 94th AAMDC, U.S. Army Pacific at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • National American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 3, 2015

  • CID warns of extortion, blackmail scams

    Nov 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the Army community to be aware of Internet extortion and blackmail scams and report any instance, where a Soldier, Army dependent, or Army civilian is or has been faced with threats involving the payment of money or other valuables.

  • 2nd CAB Soldier competes in 2015 World Military Games

    Nov 2, 2015

    The woman was Capt. Jessica H. Tackaberry, the public affairs officer for the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade and a native of Missoula, Montana. She competed in taekwondo on October 9 at the 2015 World Military Games in Mungyeong, South Korea

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • Expert Field Medical Badge test challenges Pacific Soldiers

    Nov 2, 2015

    Medic! Countless wounded Soldiers have yelled out this word over the years and it takes a highly-skilled warrior to provide first aid and trauma care on the battlefield.

  • Annual evacuation exercise enhances readiness throughout Korea

    Nov 1, 2015

    Family members, civilians, contractors and other non-emergency personnel visited noncombatant evacuation operation centers throughout the Korean Peninsula, Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, as part of Exercise Courageous Channel to learn more about what to expect during a real-world crisis or natural disaster.

  • Science advisors engage in technology discussions in Malaysia

    Oct 30, 2015

    U.S. Army science advisors traveled to Exercise Keris Strike 15 in Malaysia to discuss technological and equipment issues with Soldiers.

  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Tackles YTC

    Oct 30, 2015

    The ground shook as multiple artillery rounds impacted unseen targets, causing waves of dust and smoke to litter the training area. Soldiers scurried around an M777 Howitzer, some barking orders, others slamming rounds in the tube. The 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division led this effort during an exercise at Yakima Training Center, Washington, Oct. 26.

  • Returning to our muddy roots

    Oct 30, 2015

    Sgt. Luis Suarez, a student enrolled in the Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course at Regional Training Site Maintenance-Fort Hood, Texas, takes the oath of reenlistment administered by his company commander Capt. Andrew Schwilk, E Company 227th Aviation Regiment, at the school's mire pit April, 2015. Suarez said, he reenlisted in the pit to give Schwilk, who attained the Additional Skills Identifier earlier in his career, an opportunity to go back to his muddy roots and to motivate other wheeled vehicle mechanics to earn the ASI.

  • Stop, drop, strive for excellence

    Oct 30, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- Becoming proficient in one's job can take years. Becoming an expert is a lifelong process. Chu Yong Suk, rescue crew chief from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Fire Department, demonstrates expertise on a daily basis. Having been part of the community for the more than a decade, Chu shares his experience of how he got to where he is today:

  • 'Engineers Australia' Eminent Speaker Tour features USACE Senior Environmental Scientist

    Oct 29, 2015

    USACE Senior Environmental Scientist, Dr. Todd Bridges was a key speaker at "Engineers Australia" events Sept. 7-11, 2015

  • Camp Zama hosts health, safety fair

    Oct 28, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 28, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) and U.S. Army Garrison Japan's Safety Offices hosted the annual Fall/Winter Safety and Health Fair Oct. 23 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center.

  • Female Bangladesh officers get hands on training at Lightning Academy

    Oct 28, 2015

    Five female soldiers from Bangladesh visited the 25th ID Lightning Academy, Oct. 22, to learn about training opportunities for their female counterparts. The purpose of the visit was to build confidence in the Bangladesh female officer corps, and to obtain a better understanding of 25ID's training capabilities.

  • Warrior talks values with future generation

    Oct 28, 2015

    When Soldiers have the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of those they serve, they see it as a privilege and honor. Being a volunteer is the very core of how the Army is staffed. It is a way for Soldiers to give back to and take care of their host community. It is also a way for them to show both the American people and countries abroad the commitment the Army has to those it serves, even during peacetime.

  • Three US Soldiers lost in Vietnam War laid to rest 42 years after crash

    Oct 28, 2015

    Three U.S. Army Soldiers, Maj. Dale W. Richardson, 28, of Mount Sterling, Ill.; Staff Sgt. Bunyan D. Price Jr., 20, of Monroe, N.C.; and Sgt. Rodney L. Griffin, 21, of Mexico, Mo., were buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, Oct. 20.

  • Soldiers share cultural differences, make special memories with children in South Korea

    Oct 27, 2015

    The sounds of children's laughter could be heard as Soldiers of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade played games and shared stories with kids at Aehyangwon Orphanage in Songtan October 24.

  • Tripler begins room service dining

    Oct 27, 2015

    Tripler's Nutrition Care Division (NCD) began offering room service dining for in-patients on Oct. 27, 2015. Tripler's priority of providing patients with high-quality, personalized care continues with this new program. Tripler patients will now enjoy a similar dining experience to the room service guests receive at hotels.

  • DENTAC-J commander provides dental screenings at CDC

    Oct 26, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 27, 2015)-- Maj. Demarcio Reed, commander of U.S. Army Dental Activity-Japan, spoke with children from the Sagamihara Family Housing Area Child Development Center's Strong Beginnings Class Oct. 19 about the importance of taking care of their teeth.

  • The commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific Visits Korea

    Oct 25, 2015

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific spent three days visiting various installations throughout Korea Oct. 19-21 during his Pacific Pathways Tour.

  • Bridging the gap

    Oct 23, 2015

    Soldiers from the 74th Multi-Role Bridge Company, Task Force Ready participated in a combined wet-gap crossing exercise October 21 in Yeoju, South Korea. The unit's ROKA counterparts took part in the exercise to learn more about it's procedures and bridge a gap between the two units.

  • Army mariners complete trans-Pacific voyage supporting Pacific Pathways

    Oct 23, 2015

    Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold C. Clinger, returned here, Oct. 22, after completing the first Army-watercraft trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pacific Pathways 15.2.

  • PREMIER volunteers honored for service

    Oct 23, 2015

    Throughout the nation, Soldiers and their civilian counterparts volunteer beyond their selfless service to their country by taking time out to help others and their communities. Fourteen volunteers were recognized by the 8th Theater Sustainment Command for their contributions and dedicated selfless service to both the Army and the Hawaiian community, Oct. 22, at Historic Palm Circle.

  • Camp Zama Girl Scouts give back, foster cross-cultural relationships

    Oct 21, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 20, 2015)-- As one of the many volunteer projects that the Camp Zama Girl Scouts take on over the course of a year, the Furusato Festival, which was held Oct. 18 this year, is one of the most memorable, said Melanie Kincaid, Camp Zama Girl Scout Overseas Committee Chair administrator. Over 45 Camp Zama Girl Scouts provided free Halloween themed stickers and applied removable tattoos to festival participants.

  • Ready and Resilient Soldiers compete for title of 'Best Squad'

    Oct 21, 2015

    As the squads moved from station-to-station they accumulated points based on their ability to proficiently complete the tasks ahead of them. Soldiers battled not only a demanding scoring system but also muddy terrain and rainy weather, heavy ruck sacks, and increasing fatigue while displaying their tactical expertise during the 84th Engineer Battalion's Best Squad Competition.

  • Spiritual resiliency center opens at 'Thunder Brigade'

    Oct 19, 2015

    After 40 days of hard work, the 210th Field Artillery Brigade cut the ribbon on its new spiritual resiliency center during a ceremony Sept. 23 on Camp Casey.

  • New course for E7s begins as part of NCO education overhaul

    Oct 18, 2015

    A new Master Leader Course pilot begins this week as part of a revamping of noncommissioned officer education and professional development.

  • Air Defenders get 'lift' from Aviators during sling load training

    Oct 16, 2015

    Soldiers from 6-52 Air Defense Artillery, Iron Horse, trained with aviator crews from Alpha Company, 2-2 ASLT at Osan Air Base, Oct. 14 to enhance their overall military readiness and to test the feasibility of air lift operations at their Patriot sites.

  • Special Forces Soldiers Jump Into Friendship Festival

    Oct 16, 2015

    The two-day event is a gesture of friendship and a celebration of the unwavering alliance between the U.S. and Japan, according to officials. The Special Forces Soldiers from the "First in Asia" battalion have participated in the event for several years.

  • Inaugural President's Cup in Korea highlights strength of ROK-US Alliance

    Oct 16, 2015

    Sixty-two years ago as the dust settled from the ashes of the Korean War, an alliance between the Republic of Korea and the U.S. was born that has developed into one of the strongest partnerships in the world.

  • Field commanders report on global efforts to build stability, relationships

    Oct 16, 2015

    Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific Command, said he's often asked about China and the relationship with that powerful and important nation.

  • USARPAC Commanding General Gen. Vincent K. Brooks to meet with senior JSDF leadership

    Oct 16, 2015

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific Gen. Vincent K. Brooks will spend several days in Japan during his visit to the region this week. He will hold routine consultations with Japanese and U.S. counterparts to discuss a range of bilateral and regional security issues.

  • 8th Army remembers veterans at Korean War Memorial

    Oct 16, 2015

    Representatives of 8th Army laid wreaths at the Korean War Memorial here, Oct. 14, to commemorate those who fought to defend freedom on the Korean peninsula.

  • Transition in Leadership for 18th MEDCOM

    Oct 16, 2015

    Soldiers and leaders of the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) welcomed a new commander to Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) during a change of command ceremony on historic Palm Circle at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Oct. 16, 2015.

  • Fire dept. tells community to 'hear the beep'

    Oct 15, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- The USAG Yongsan Fire Department launched its Fire Prevention Week Campaign, Oct. 4. The Department supported this year's NFPA official theme for Fire Prevention Week, 'Hear the beep, where you sleep: Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm.'

  • Sea Dragons honored by Maj. Gen. Ashley visit

    Oct 14, 2015

    The special assistant to the director of the Army staff, office of the chief of staff, U.S. Army; Maj. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, Jr., received a command brief from the intelligence Soldiers with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command and the 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, Oct. 8, 2015, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Honolulu District Awards $146 Million in FY15 Contracts in Hawaii, Pacific Region

    Oct 14, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District recently completed a very successful Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) during which 534 contract actions were awarded totaling $146,692,463.

  • Fire safety and education aids in prevention

    Oct 13, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 13, 2015)-- Several events were held during Camp Zama's Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 4 to 9 to raise the awareness of fire safety throughout the community on Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area.

  • Sea Dragons show support, Attend Pink Day Fun Run

    Oct 13, 2015

    Thirty-two Soldiers and family members with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, participated in the Pink Day Fun Run, Oct. 7, 2015, to show support for breast cancer awareness at Honolulu.

  • McHugh: America needs its Army

    Oct 12, 2015

    During his 7th and final opening address during this year's Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Army Secretary John M. McHugh hammered home the importance of ground forces in winning wars, and maintaining American security and dominance.

  • With STEP, promotions dependent on education, training

    Oct 12, 2015

    The sergeant major of the Army told a roomful of senior noncommissioned officers, or NCOs, that a "monumental change" to NCO education and training is just over the horizon and it promises to be an emotional topic.

  • Member of Senior Executive Service joins USARPAC 'One Team' Ohana

    Oct 11, 2015

    J. Scott Norwood, deputy chief of staff and strategic effects director to the commander, U.S. Army Pacific, was honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Oct. 6.

  • USARPAC Commanding General visits RHC-P HQ

    Oct 8, 2015

    Gen. Vincent Brooks (left), Commanding General, United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), visits the Regional Health Command-Pacific Headquarters on October 7, 2015.

  • Closing the Gap, Soldiers Teach English in Korean Schools

    Oct 7, 2015

    Fifteen Soldiers assigned to 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment visited students at Kwonsun Middle School September 23 to share their proficiency of conversational English and American culture.

  • Signal's CG and CSM visit Camp Zama

    Oct 7, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Lawrence W. Brock III and Command Sgt. Maj. Darris Curry, the commanding general and command sergeant major of 311th Signal Command (Theater), respectively, visited the 78th Signal Battalion from Sept. 28 to 30 on Camp Zama during a recent tour of their Pacific Region.

  • Over 125 years of military service honored at Celebration of Service

    Oct 6, 2015

    On Oct. 2, family, friends, and colleagues of five U.S. Army Soldiers came together at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, for a ceremonial expression of appreciation and gratitude for their combined 125 years of federal service to the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army Pacific, and the nation.

  • Eighth Army participates in 2015 ROK Ground Forces Festival

    Oct 5, 2015

    Eighth Army Soldiers and equipment, and a lot of Republic of Korea service members and equipment, were on display at the 2015 Republic of Korea Ground Forces Festival at the ROK Military Headquarters Oct. 2-6.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month observance

    Oct 5, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- An Eight Army Hispanic Heritage Month observance will be held Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Dragon Hill Lodge (Naija Ballroom). Col. Pozo-Alonso, 618 Dental Activity-Korea commander, is scheduled to be the guest speaker.


    Oct 4, 2015

    FORT A.P. HILL, VA. -- Soldiers had just arrived at the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Training Center for a couple hours when they were called to a formation and begin preparations for the start of the U.S. Army's Best Warrior Competition here, Oct. 4, 2015. Competitors began the essay and weapon-zeroing portion of the competition during the afternoon. While the essay portion is essential to the soldiers' score, they were most interested in beginning the weapons portion, zeroing an M4 carbine on a 25-meter indoor range.

  • CID warns of Internet romance scams

    Oct 2, 2015

    "He loves me, he loves me not. The phrase has been repeated by many looking for love. In today's world of online dating and social media sites, however, the phrase may have changed from the plucking of petals to a stroke of the keys with, "he is real, he is not."

  • Eighth Army 10-Miler Team Headed to D.C.

    Oct 1, 2015

    Some of Eighth Army's fastest runners will soon have the opportunity to test their speed and endurance during the Army 10-Miler, Oct. 11 in Washington D.C.

  • Eighth Army honors Japanese Student Volunteer Soldiers

    Oct 1, 2015

    Members of the Ministry of Korea Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs and the Japan Veteran's Association commemorated the 65th anniversary of their participation in the Korean War during a Sept. 24 memorial ceremony at Su-bong Park, Incheon.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center partners with USO to provide programming for mothers of newborns

    Oct 1, 2015

    Mothers of newborns, and families from the Tripler Centering Pregnancy Program (TCPP) had a unique opportunity to meet with Heidi Murkoff, the author of the "What to Expect When Expecting" series, through a partnership between Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and the USO-Hawaii's efforts to provide quality programs to the local military community.

  • 25th Infantry's Newest Brigade Solidifies Community Partnership with Kahuku Schools

    Oct 1, 2015

    The 25th Sustainment Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, extended the size of its ohana during formal signing ceremonies with officials from Kahuku Elementary and Kahuku High and Intermediate School on Sept. 10.

  • Lower Mekong nations collaborate on flood response during exercise in Laos

    Sep 30, 2015

    The scenario is a familiar one in South-East Asia, a typhoon is sweeping across the area causing massive flooding, particularly along the Mekong River and its tributaries in Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). Since the typhoon made landfall and drifted inland, hundreds have been killed and thousands injured. Many roads have washed out, and critical bridges have been damaged. Hospitals in the most affected parts of Lao PDR are overwhelmed and cannot keep up with demand. Rice fields have flooded, and severe economic loss is anticipated.

  • Paralegal Soldiers compete in USARPAC-wide challenge

    Sep 29, 2015

    Every year, Soldiers from across the Pacific Theater come to Hawaii to compete for the title of Paralegal of the Year.

  • Air defense leaders mentor new Soldiers through tactical seminar

    Sep 25, 2015

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Air Defense Artillery Fire Coordination officers from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade held a tactical seminar September 23-24 at Camp Carroll and Suwon Air Base to brief Information and Coordination Central/Engagement Control Station/Battery Command Post crews on theater-specific tactics and to generate discussion on Patriot system performance.

  • Army divers support Hawaii DOT with salvage exercise

    Sep 25, 2015

    "This harbor is the most widely used on the island," said Capt. Troy Davidson, the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment commander. "If the harbor were shut down, the island wouldn't be able to support the population more than several days."

  • Yudh Abhyas 15 comes to an end

    Sep 24, 2015

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and 6th Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment concluded the 11th iteration of exercise Yudh Abhyas at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, September 9-23. Yudh Abhyas is an annual, U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored Theater Security Cooperation Program bilateral exercise designed to strengthen the U.S. and Indian army partnership. This was the first iteration of this exercise held at JBLM.

  • Selah family provides Japan Ground Self-Defense Soldier with an American experience

    Sep 23, 2015

    It's the end of summer. The weather is cooling down. The scent of burgers sizzling on the grill is fading. Less people are escaping the heat by taking a swim in the river. Each year, the Hepners of Selah, Washington, take time to show Japanese soldiers a bit of that summer life in America. The Hepners were one of 20 families in the Yakima Valley to host 60 soldiers of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The soldiers, who were participating in Rising Thunder on Yakima Training Center, took time off to experience an afternoon of American culture Sept. 19.

  • Soldiers perform mortar training during Exercise Rising Thunder

    Sep 23, 2015

    Waiting. Soldiers scan the expansive, arid range, ready to fire, waiting for two magic words - "fire mission!" Until then, they wait, preparing their equipment and thinking about the task at hand. They stand ready to bombard the range with accurate 120-millimeter mortar strikes at targets 6,000 meters away.

  • U.S. Soldier reconnects with her Indonesian roots during Gema Bhakti

    Sep 23, 2015

    Deploying to a country, where 237 million inhabitants from more than 300 distinct native ethnic groups speak more than 700 different languages throughout the 17,500 islands straddling the equator, sounds like a daunting mission. However, for one U.S. Soldier, navigating the Indonesian culture and understanding the local dialect is easier than it sounds.

  • Soldiers take Taekwondo home to South Korea for World Games

    Sep 23, 2015

    Soldiers on the U.S. Armed Forces Taekwondo team are preparing to compete in the ancestral home of their martial art as they train for the Military World Games in South Korea.

  • Music festival makes comeback at Camp Zama; US artists share important message

    Sep 22, 2015

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation of U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted the 2015 Music Friendship Festival - an event focused on uniting communities in the spirit of friendship from and beyond the installation through music, food and fun - at Yano Field Sept. 12 on the installation.

  • US Ambassador to India visits JBLM

    Sep 22, 2015

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, welcomed the U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, September 18.

  • Enlisted Joint Medic Panel kicks off Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange

    Sep 22, 2015

    Medics are jointly working together in the field right now. This was the basis of the presentation, "Role of Medical Non-Commissioned Officer Panel" at the Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) in Da Nang, Vietnam on Sept. 14, 2015.

  • Vietnam welcomes first Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange

    Sep 22, 2015

    The first Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) opened in Da Nang, Vietnam on September 14, 2015.

  • Mural project reflects healthy lives

    Sep 21, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 21, 2015) -- U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Japan staff members celebrated the completion of a mural project during the reveal to the community Sept. 1 inside the BG Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic on Camp Zama.

  • Fanning to be nominated as Army secretary

    Sep 21, 2015

    President Barack Obama announced his intent Friday to nominate seven individuals to key administration posts, included among those is Eric K. Fanning, who will be nominated for the position of Army secretary.

  • 403rd AFSB welcomes new commander

    Sep 21, 2015

    DAEGU, Republic of Korea -- Col. Jordan Chroman relinquished command of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade to Col. Michael Siegl during a change of command ceremony at Camp Walker's Kelly Field, Sept. 10.

  • 599th Trans moves engineer cargo throughout Pacific

    Sep 21, 2015

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The 599th Transportation Brigade conducted port operations here Aug. 23 on the Motor Vessel Green Ridge for the 95th Engineer Company's unit rotation, and it handled the company's offload Sept. 6-7 in Korea.

  • Camp Zama hosts Women's Equality Day Observance

    Sep 20, 2015

    Ninety-five years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote and in 1971 Congress approved legislation proclaiming Aug. 26 as Women's Equality Day. The 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, who was tasked to host this year's Women's Equality Day Observance at Camp Zama, initiated their planning for the event in a unique way.

  • Eighth Army looks to improve on last year's CFC contributions

    Sep 18, 2015

    With the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) scheduled to kick off in just a few days beginning Sept. 21, Eighth Army has made it a priority to improve on last year's level of participation.

  • Violence of Action: Special Forces Battalion Ready to Fight Tonight

    Sep 18, 2015

    The Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group are well versed in adapting to the art of war and honed their hand-to-hand combat skills Sept. 3 at Torii Station during Fight Night VI -- a battalion level Modern Army Combatives competition.

  • Gas, gas, gas: Sea Dragons conduct CBRN training

    Sep 18, 2015

    Soldiers with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, learned to have confidence in their equipment upon entering the gas chamber during Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Training, September 17, 2015, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

  • PACC IX and PAMS XXXIX come to a close

    Sep 17, 2015

    DENPASAR, Indonesia-- A ceremony marked the end of the 9th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC IX) and the 39th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS XXXIX) Sept. 17.

  • Army Corps, 29th BEB Hold Ribbon Cutting for South Range Road Project

    Sep 17, 2015

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Directorate of Public Works, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion (29th BEB) and Military Police units gathered Sept. 15 to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Schofield's new South Range Road Project area.