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  • ROK, US Patriot crews seal gaps in combined air defense

    Jul 24, 2015

    Air defenders from Republic of Korea Air Force's 199th Air Defense Artillery Battalion and U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment joined forces for a week-long exercise linking U.S. and ROK air defense systems July 13-16 at Jungwon Air Base, South Korea. This is the second time the two countries have conducted this type of exercise.

  • US Army, RTA engineers partner to build schoolhouse for local children

    Jul 24, 2015

    In a continued effort to strengthen multinational partnerships across the Pacific theater, U.S. Army and Royal Thai Army engineers partnered to build a two-room schoolhouse for the fifth and sixth grade children in Saraburi, Thailand, during the Hanuman Guardian 15 exercise, May through June.

  • Sea Dragons provide feedback to ordnance CSM

    Jul 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Edward C. Morris, the ordnance regimental command sergeant major, and Sgt. Maj. Gene E. Canada, the ordnance chief enlisted career manager in the personnel development office, met with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command ordnance Soldiers, July 21, 2015, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • MEDDAC-J gives training in food handling

    Jul 23, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23, 2015) -- According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each year roughly one in six Americans get sick; 3,000 die from foodborne illnesses.

  • Task Force Talon Soldiers honor Veterans during Guam Liberation Day Parade

    Jul 23, 2015

    For most Americans July 21 is just another day in the middle of summer, but for Americans on the US territory of Guam it is the island-wide holiday called "Liberation Day". This holiday is held in recognition of the day that the Battle of Guam began, 71 years ago, to free the island from the oppressive Imperial Japanese occupation during World War II. This year's holiday held extra meaning for the Soldiers of Task Force Talon, 94th Army air and Missile Defense Command, since it was the first time the unit participated in Liberation Day activities since deploying to Guam over two years ago.

  • USARPAC welcomes Chief of Staff to One Team Ohana

    Jul 23, 2015

    Major General Christopher Hughes was honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held on historic Palm Circle July 23.

  • Humphreys commander, Soldiers honor those who fought and fell during the Battle of Cheonan

    Jul 23, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander Col. Joseph C. Holland and 40 Camp Humphreys Soldiers honored the American and South Korean Soldiers who fought in the Battle of Cheonan during a poignant ceremony at Martin Park in Cheonan on July 8.

  • Marines sharpen mountaineering skills in Alaska

    Jul 22, 2015

    BLACK RAPIDS TRAINING SITE, Alaska -- From the snow-kissed mountains to the icy rumblings of melting glaciers, Marines from 2nd Platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif., along with instructors from U.S. Army Alaska's Northern Warfare Training Center conducted military alpine operations at Black Rapids Training Site and Gulkana Glacier.

  • EOD teams compete in annual USARPAC TOY competition

    Jul 22, 2015

    Four explosive ordnance disposal teams from throughout U.S. Army-Pacific gathered, here, to compete in USARPAC's EOD Team of the Year competition, July 13-17.

  • USAG Japan holds change of command ceremony

    Jul 21, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July, 21 2015) -- Col. William B. Johnson assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Japan in a change of command ceremony held July 8 inside the hanger at Kastner Army Airfield on the Camp Zama installation.

  • Pacific Harbormaster Soldiers act as HUB in CJLOTS

    Jul 21, 2015

    Twelve watercraft troops served as the center of gravity for all Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (CJLOTS) 2015 operations on Amnyeon Beach, South Korea, June 29 through July 9.

  • I Corps hosts JBLM community partnership tour

    Jul 20, 2015

    What do mortars, grenade launchers, Stryker vehicles, military working dogs, medical staff and air wing evacuation teams have in common, probably not much unless you are talking about Puget Sound Business Leaders, Executives and Veterans tour on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, June 18, 2015.

  • Tripler NCOs train federal marshals in Army style (Combatives)

    Jul 20, 2015

    Members of United States Marshals, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents practiced the techniques taught by TAMC NCOs during the Modern Army Combatives Program training.

  • Talisman Sabre means commitment, I Corps commander says

    Jul 19, 2015

    As Exercise Talisman Sabre 15 wrapped up in Australia this past weekend, the land component commander of that 15-day exercise said the United States' involvement signifies commitment to partner nations in the Pacific region.

  • I Corps, Australian army wrap up Exercise Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 17, 2015

    I Corps and the Australian army have completed the sixth iteration of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15 in Australia.

  • Crucial Pacific Rim partner honors America's fallen

    Jul 17, 2015

    Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, Japan Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff Council, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony with Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Kitchen Contribution

    Jul 17, 2015

    Talisman Sabre is a biannual exercise between the U.S. and Australia. At Shoalwater Bay Training Area cooks sustain the fighting force.

  • Open Forum for Interagency Day for TS 15

    Jul 17, 2015

    Civilian agencies play a vital part during exercises, disasters, or other critical incidents. In order to be successful in their mission, they need to work hand in hand with their military partners.

  • I Corps Soldiers experience Australian Weaponry for TS 15

    Jul 17, 2015

    Weapons training is a vital part of militaries throughout the world, as is the ability to adapt. So when the Royal Australian Army invited I Corps soldiers out to try their weapon systems, they had to apply those fundamentals and adapt to a weapon they've never fired before.

  • Lt. Gen. Charles W. Bagnal

    Jul 17, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Charles W. Bagnal, former commander for the U.S. Army Western Command, later named US Army, Pacific, from June 1985 until his retirement in August 1989 died June 30, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. A West Point graduate, he was commissioned in 1956 into the Field Artillery.

  • 1-1 Air Defense Artillary Brigade

    Jul 17, 2015

    Mission: 1-1 ADA Conducts Air Defense Operations integrated with the joint force and partner nations to defeat aerial threats targeting defended assets in order to protect the force, support friends and allies, and preserve peace in okinawa and throughout the pacific.

  • US, South Korean Patriot crews seal the gaps in combined air defense

    Jul 16, 2015

    Air defenders, from Republic of Korea Air Force's 199th Air Defense Artillery Battalion and U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, joined forces for a week-long exercise linking U.S. and ROK air defense systems on Jungwon Air Base, July 13-16.

  • ACS celebrates its 50th birthday poolside

    Jul 15, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July, 15 2015) -- Camp Zama's Army Community Service hosted a pool party to celebrate its 50th birthday July 11 at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area pool.

  • Commanding generals change during ceremony

    Jul 14, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette assumed command of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) in a change of command ceremony held July 8 at Kastner Army Airfield Hanger.

  • Gone but not forgotten

    Jul 14, 2015

    Col. William Taylor, the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade commander, and Soldiers from the 2nd CAB took part in a Korean War Memorial Ceremony on July 10 on Gaemi Hill in Sejong, South Korea. The memorial service saw many performances and speeches paying tribute to the Soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice to support our allies in Korea.

  • SHARP color run builds esprit de corps

    Jul 13, 2015

    The SHARP Awareness Color Run paints USAG Yongsan and its service members with vibrant colors along with community safety, June 29. Col. Maria P. Eoff, Commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and Command Sgt. Maj. Henney Hodgkins joined approximately 500 people running with colorful sprints. The event concluded with a surprise quiz and prizes coordinated by Master Sgt. Turner, community SHARP representative (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk).

  • 'Read to the Rhythm'

    Jul 13, 2015

    The Yongsan library celebrated its official Summer Reading Program "Read to the Rhythm." with the Eighth Army Band, July 7. The jazz ensemble, after having a sing-along session with the kids, allowed SPC Doo to read 'Dragon loves tacos' to the children. The band played great jazz tunes to approximately 20 enthusiastic children. The program concluded as the coordinator, with the help of the Yongsan library, introduced board games and activities for children to enjoy. "Read to the Rhythm" continues from June 20 - July 28. Contact the Yongsan library at DSN 723-6974, or Commercial 0503-323-6974. (U.S. Army - photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk)

  • OPM announces steps to protect workers from cyber threats

    Jul 13, 2015

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has announced the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those impacted.

  • Hawaii-based troops set to provide critical HR support to CENTCOM

    Jul 13, 2015

    More than 50 Hawaii-based human resource Soldiers were recognized during a deployment ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 10, in preparation for their upcoming departure to Kuwait where they will support operations in the Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Australian, US forces apply first aid to Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 13, 2015

    Expert, practiced medical care saves lives on the bat-tlefield and is one of the most important support functions during combat operations. The Australian Defence Force's 1st Close Health Battalion routinely rehearses medical treatment scenarios to keep their skills sharp and

  • The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) conducts a change of command ceremony

    Jul 11, 2015

    The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) (18th MEDCOM (DS)) hold their change of command ceremony at historic Palm Circle, on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 10, 2015.

  • Parachuting successfully into Australia requires timing, teamwork

    Jul 10, 2015

    "You come to battle under a canopy of a parachute and it gets your adrenaline up and you've got to keep your adrenaline up to keep moving" to your objective once you land, Lt. Col. Matt Hardman said.

  • USAG-KA Medical and Dental Facilities and Services

    Jul 10, 2015

    Kwajalein Hospital provides very limited outpatient services and limited emergency services. Providing health care to the Kwajalein community is the responsibility of the Medical and Dental Services Department.

  • I Corps Soldiers pay respect at TS 15

    Jul 10, 2015

    I Corps Soldiers pay their respect by attending a commenoration ceremony during Talisman Sabre 2015. The ceremony honored the agents of the Central Bureau, formed in World War II.

  • I Corps Soldiers PT Australian Style

    Jul 10, 2015

    On a cool morning, six I Corps Soldiers conducted physical training, lifting truck tires, full water cans, and three-foot steel bars. It could have been any PT session, but this one had a bit of a twist. This session was led by several soldiers from the Royal Australian Army and served as an icebreaker before the start of Talisman Sabre 15.

  • I Corps Soldiers experience Australian culture

    Jul 10, 2015

    Most Americans only get to see Australian wildlife in their local zoos. But for approximately 50 I Corps Soldiers here for Talisman Sabre 15, the opportunity to experience this wildlife up close and personal was too good to pass up. These Soldiers traveled to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary July 6 to see kangaroos and koalas.

  • Hawaii chemical soldiers complete mission in CENTCOM AOR

    Jul 10, 2015

    Soldiers from the 71st Chemical Company, 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, were greeted by families and friends during a redeployment ceremony held July 8, here.

  • Paratroopers bring unique capability to Australia exercise

    Jul 9, 2015

    About 400 Soldiers, as well as a handful of Airmen and Marines, parachuted onto Kapyong Drop Zone, Williamson Airfield, in the northeast state of Queensland, Australia, the morning of July 8, as part of exercise Talisman Sabre 15.

  • U.S. Army Pacific announces force structure decisions

    Jul 9, 2015

    Today, the Department of the Army announced force structure decisions affecting the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC).

  • U.S./ROK troop partnership takes flight through combined air defense

    Jul 9, 2015

    Five Soldiers and one Korean Augmentee to the U.S. took a 20-minute drive from their headquarters at Kunsan Air Base to visit the Republic of Korea Air Force's 517th Air Defense Artillery (Hawk) Battery at Gunsan.

  • US service members head Down Under for Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 8, 2015

    More than 400 Army paratroopers, from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, parachuted from seven C-17 Globemasters onto Kapyong Air Field, Australia, as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15, July 8.

  • Training on new satellite terminals is a "SNAP" for the 307th in Hawaii

    Jul 8, 2015

    A newly fielded ground satellite terminal that supports company-sized elements and remote forward operating bases is now smaller, lighter and easier to set up than its predecessor, aiding in the Army's push for a more expeditionary force.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Transitions to the 25th Infantry Division

    Jul 7, 2015

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade transitions from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to the 25th Infantry Division during a Change of Command and Redesignation Ceremony on Hamilton Field at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. During the ceremony, the 45th SBDE cased its colors and uncased its new colors, becoming the 25th ID Sustainment Brigade. In February 2015, General Raymond T. Odierno, The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, directed that Sustainment Brigades be aligned to each division. This command relationship maximizes unit cohesion and mission command effectiveness with inherent impacts on organizational training, unit readiness and leader development.

  • CSM Binford, 8th TSCs 5th CSM

    Jul 7, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 8th Theater Sustainment Command held a Change of Responsibility ceremony at Hamilton Field here, to bid farewell to Command Sgt. Major Charles M. Tobin and welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory W. Binford, July 2, 2015.

  • Rockhampton hosts U.S., Australian militaries for Talisman Sabre Opening Day

    Jul 6, 2015

    Australian and United States service members marked the start of Talisman Sabre 15 with Opening Day events at the Rockhampton Showgrounds July 5, 2015. Talisman Sabre brings U.S. and Australian forces together for large-scale training events to focus on partnership and combat readiness.

  • Chapel builds international bonds

    Jul 6, 2015

    Australian and American service members have gathered at St. Christopher's Chapel in Nerimbera, Australia, to celebrate the chapel's 60-year commemoration, July 5, 2015.

  • USARPAC bids farewell to Ulses; welcomes Fenton

    Jul 4, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Robert J. Ulses, outgoing assistant chief of staff of operations, U.S. Army Pacific, and Brig. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton, incoming assistant chief of staff of operations, were honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 1.

  • 1st ABCT cases colors, leaves behind a legacy

    Jul 2, 2015

    The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, has been on the Peninsula continuously since 1965. During that time, it has built a shared history with the Republic of Korea Army and the local population. Through combined training and operations, the Iron Brigade has stood shoulder to should with its ROK Army counterparts to deter the hostile North Korean regime. Recently, history was made when 2nd ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas, officially replaced 1st ABCT during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 2, at Camp Casey. This was the first of many future brigade rotations to the Peninsula.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Transitions to 25th Infantry Division

    Jul 1, 2015

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade cased its colors and uncased new colors to become the 25th Sustainment Brigade, 25th Infantry Division during a change of command and re-designation ceremony here June 30.

  • Agency, Dive Detachment partner on potential removal of sunken vessel

    Jul 1, 2015

    A team of Army divers partnered with the Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division to perform an assessment for the possible salvage of a sunken 77-foot abandoned fishing vessel, the Judy K, in the Honolulu Harbor, June 30.

  • I Corps join combined forces at Exercise Talisman Sabre

    Jun 30, 2015

    Several hundred I Corps Soldiers recently headed to Australia, where they're slated to join a 33,000-strong contingent of Australian forces and other government and non-government agencies participating in the sixth iteration of the biennial Exercise Talisman Sabre, July 4-19.

  • PRMC Command Team visits Bangladesh Army Leaders

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Command Team from the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), Brig Gen. Patrick Sargent and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano spend some time in Bangladesh, June 22-26, 2015, to meet with senior Bangladesh Army Leaders; using Army Medicine's abilities to strengthen PRMC and USARPAC's relationships with Partner Nations throughout the Pacific.

  • Forward-deployed artillery brigade changes command in Korea

    Jun 28, 2015

    The storms of weather in Dongducheon were fitting ambiance for the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, who conducted a change of command ceremony June 26 between its former and incoming commanders.

  • Start of the Korean War remembered

    Jun 26, 2015

    Military and civilian leaders from the 21 participating nations of the Korea War participated together once again during a ceremony held at the Korean War Memorial marking the beginning of that conflict 65 years ago.

  • U.S., Vietnamese veterans dedicate memorial

    Jun 25, 2015

    Dozens of Vietnam veterans from 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, along with former South Vietnamese soldiers, gathered for an unveiling of a memorial that honored the heroes and the sacrifices of the "All for One" Soldiers who fought and died during the Vietnam War.

  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    Jun 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.

  • Pacific Waterborne warriors deploy to Kuwait to support CENTCOM

    Jun 22, 2015

    Hawaii-based Army Mariners bid farewell to their loved ones and fellow Soldiers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 20, as they departed for a nine-month mission in Kuwait supporting Central Command transportation operations throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • Change of command for 94th AAMDC's Snake Eyes battalion

    Jun 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Benjamin R. Ogden, the outgoing commander, relinquishes command of 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, to Lt. Col. Scott M. Dellinger, the incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony June 19, 2015, at Torrii Station, Okinawa, Japan.

  • U.S., South Korea conduct combined ministry exercise

    Jun 18, 2015

    A group of chaplains and chaplain assistants, assigned to units in the Republic of Korea, army and U.S. Eighth Army concluded training, June 18, which taught them lessons gathered from more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • 25th CAB Serves as Launchpad for NASA and Golden Knights

    Jun 18, 2015

    KONA, HAWAII -- Imagine this: you've been living in a dome about half of a volleyball court in size on Mars for eight months. You left the Red Planet and are returning home, but when your re-entry capsule is at 13,000 feet above the ground, you have to exit the vehicle and spend the last few minutes of your trip falling to Earth. This was the experience for the six crew members of the NASA Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation Mission Three June 13 as they left their dome habitat on Mauna Loa, Hawaii; boarded a 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division CH-47 Chinook helicopter; climbed to 13,000 feet above Kona, Hawaii; and jumped from the helicopter in tandem with members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, "Golden Knights."

  • 25th CAB and Golden Knights Jump with Local Oahu Community

    Jun 18, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- The U.S. Army Parachute Team, "Golden Knights," is one of the premier parachute teams in the world. They have won literally thousands of medals in various competitions since their inception in 1959. They are important ambassadors for the U.S. Army and Department of Defense, and they just recently visited Schofield Barracks where they helped the 25th Infantry Division, the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and the local community celebrate the Army's 240th birthday by taking Soldiers, community leaders, educators, and media up to 13,000 feet in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and tandem skydiving with them over three days between June 11 and 15.

  • Alaska service members depart for peacekeeping exercise in Mongolia

    Jun 17, 2015

    Approximately 80 service members, from the Alaska National Guard, and U.S. Army Alaska's 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, departed here aboard two Alaska Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft bound for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 15.

  • 25th ID bids farewell to deputy commander

    Jun 17, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- It was a beautiful Hawaiian day as the Tropic Lightning Division bid a fond farewell to the 25th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General-Operations Brig. Gen. Bryan Fenton and his family during a "Flying V" Ceremony held on Weyand Field on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 16.

  • Sappers sweep Pacific's Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 16, 2015

    Two Hawaii-based engineers swept the U.S. Army Pacific's Best Warrior Challenge, held June 8-12, earning the titles USARPAC 2015 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • Historic health fair on historic Palm Circle

    Jun 15, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific's Sisters-in-Arms hosted a health and wellness fair at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, June 11.

  • USARPAC celebrates Army's 240th birthday

    Jun 13, 2015

    In observance of the Army's 240th birthday, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) celebrated at its Army Birthday Commemoration Friday evening.

  • TRICARE Nurse Advice Line a 'great resource' to Hawaii beneficiaries

    Jun 11, 2015

    It always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time or place. A worrisome health issue comes up and you've got questions. If only you had a medical professional standing by to answer your immediate questions over the phone no matter when or where. Enter - the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line.

  • A growing partnership blossoming in "The Land of the Blue Sky"

    Jun 10, 2015

    Instructors from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) worked side-by-side with leaders from the Mongolian Ministry of Environment, Green Development, & Tourism (MEGDT) and the Mongolian University of Science & Technology (MUST) April 20-24 as part of a continuing effort to aide Mongolia as they develop their national water resource management strategies.

  • MPs join Special Olympics torch run, raise community awareness

    Jun 10, 2015

    Nearly 300 Soldiers from within the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, joined law enforcement professionals from across the islands of Hawaii during the Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, in Honolulu, May 29.

  • Special MP team prepares for real-life response through active-shooter training

    Jun 10, 2015

    Members of the Special Reaction Team (SRT), 39th Military Police Detachment, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, participated in an active shooter training exercise, held June 4, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District, here.

  • MWD teams enhance readiness through certification

    Jun 10, 2015

    Standing outside Sergeant Smith Theater where a possible bomb may be hidden, Spc. Arianna Dotson, a patrol explosive detector dog handler with 520th Military Working Dog (MWD) Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, waits with her K-9 partner, Dunco.

  • Army vessel departs on first trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pathways

    Jun 10, 2015

    Friends and families bid farewell to the crew of Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold A. Clinger, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 6 as the Hawaii-based Army Watercraft System began its first trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pacific Pathways 15.2.

  • Hawaii Wounded Warrior heads to Games

    Jun 9, 2015

    A decorated combat veteran, Bortle never pictured his Army career ending as a Soldier inTransition. However, throughout his transition, Bortle has strived to transplant his warrior spirit from the battlefield to the athletic field. Bortle will represent Hawaii and the Army at DoD's Warrior Games 2015 which take place June 19-28 in Quantico, Virginia.

  • Civil Affairs Command completes change of command, ready for more Pacific operations

    Jun 9, 2015

    Blue California skies and beautiful weather served as the backdrop for the pageantry and ceremony as Soldiers of the 351st Civil Affairs Command welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony at March Air Reserve Base, California on June 6.

  • Korean Memorial Day observance, memorial rededication ceremony held for fallen soldier

    Jun 8, 2015

    A Korean Memorial Day Observance was held at BAF today, along with a memorial rededication ceremony for Staff Sgt. Yoon Jang-ho, an American soldier killed in 2007 while serving as an English translator with Task Force Dasan. Dignitaries present included the Republic of Korea's Ambassador to Afghanistan Young-Cheol Cha and the Republic of Korea's Defense Attaché to Afghanistan Col. Heejae Lee.

  • Army secretary to step down

    Jun 8, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh has announced that he will resign effective Nov. 1, in which he hopes will afford ample opportunity for a smooth transition.

  • USARPAC CG to retiring Soldiers: "The final word is 'thanks'"

    Jun 6, 2015

    One by one, 13 U.S. Army Pacific service members stood before a gathering of their family, friends and coworkers, in their last official act during the fifth quarterly Celebration of Service ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, June 5.

  • Shoot, move and communicate

    Jun 5, 2015

    The Soldiers were from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade participated in a squad exercise evaluation June 4-5 at TTA TOM, a training area, in the ROK. The evaluation included events such as personnel recovery, weapons assembly, combat life-saver training, reacting to contact, and radio familiarization to name a few.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center trains for MASCAL operations

    Jun 4, 2015

    As hurricane season begins and as part of both a state wide initiative and accreditation with the Joint Comission, Tripler Army Medical Center participated in a drill to exercise the processes for receiving and treating large numbers of unplanned casualties from natural and man-made disasters or any large influx of patients that overwhelms the common operational capabilities.

  • June 03, 2015--VCSA's remarks at Medal of Honor Ceremony for Sgt. Shemin and Sgt. Johnson

    Jun 3, 2015

  • Hawaii sustainment troops excel, lead Dining Facility to Army-level honors

    Jun 3, 2015

    Soldiers throughout the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and their civilian counterparts had something to be proud about March 28 at the 8th TSC Dining Facility on Schofield Barracks. The Dining Team placed second out of 189 Army Dining Facilities across the world in the nationally recognized Philip A. Connelly Army Food Service Competition for food service excellence.

  • 'Because We Care,' Food Services Soldiers show compassion for the local Honolulu community

    Jun 3, 2015

    For more than a half century, the military presence on Oahu has increased to more than 1.3 million individuals. These individuals use the islands resources, schools, and employment opportunities, while taking advantage of the many leisure opportunities of the island. To show the native people the military's appreciation of their hospitality, units conduct community relations to support, give back, and interact with the local community.

  • Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

    Jun 1, 2015

    The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select Military Clothing Sales Stores beginning, July 1.

  • EFMB tests Soldiers' abilities, motivation for success

    Jun 1, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Friday is a day celebrated by workers around the world because it signals the end to the workweek. For 27 Soldiers serving in South Korea, it was the end of a multi-week challenge that tested their medical skills and dedication to self-improvement and resulted in the awarding of a respected badge.

  • Broadening: Building individual career paths to leadership in Army 2025

    Jun 1, 2015

    The emphasis for re-shaping the Army in the years ahead will focus on growing agile, flexible and widely experienced leaders at all levels and across all components and ranks, U.S. Army Human Resources Command leaders said.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers Participate in Joint Convoy Live Fire Exercise

    Jun 1, 2015

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii-- More than 130 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade participated in a joint Convoy Live Fire exercise with the Marines that pulled together all of their tactical training skills they have been practicing since arriving at Pohakualoa Training Area on the Big Island at the end of April.

  • Ceremony honors U.S. Army Pacific deputy commanding general

    May 30, 2015

    Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, was honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, May 28.

  • Further, faster with more: Special forces appreciates Osprey's capabilities

    May 28, 2015

    A group of U.S. Army special forces Soldiers recently partnered with Marine Corps aviators on Okinawa to conduct static line and military-freefall parachute operations from MV-22 Osprey military aircraft using the drop zone on Ie Shima island.

  • Powerful typhoon does not deter Task Force Talon

    May 27, 2015

    For Soldiers, defending the skies over Guam, those same skies recently became the enemy as Typhoon Dolphin pounded the island of Guam, May 15, with sustained 100 mph winds and gusts of up to 125 mph.

  • Hawaii community, service members memorialize those lost at West Loch

    May 26, 2015

    Hawaii government officials, community representatives, and retired and active servicemembers from all branches of the military gathered on the U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel 4) here for the 71st West Loch Disaster Remembrance Ceremony May 21, hosted by U.S. Army Pacific and the 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Sea Dragon 6 chairs AMD Panel at LANPAC 2015

    May 26, 2015

    Service members and civilian personnel from around the Asia-Pacific region gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii, for the 2015 Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exposition, May 19-21.

  • Former Korean ambassador discusses North Korea

    May 26, 2015

    Korean language students at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, got a taste of potential issues they could be dealing with in their future careers during a lecture May 20.

  • Joint amphibian training improves unit readiness

    May 26, 2015

    WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- As part of 25th Infantry Division's Contingency Response Force (CRF) mission Soldiers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, demonstrated their ability to rapidly deploy in a moment notice by conducting a joint amphibian training exercise with the Navy and the Marines on May 21 at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo, Hawaii.

  • Rotational MLRS battalion arrives in Korea

    May 26, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Approximately 300 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division Artillery landed at Osan Air Force Base May 26, 2015 as part of the Army's restructuring of field artillery brigades.

  • AUSA Institute of Land Warfare LANPAC Symposium and Exposition 2015

    May 22, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford discusses Multinational Interoperability in Contingency Operations at LANPAC 2015.

  • 303rd EOD Bn. receives new route clearing vehicles

    May 22, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- When you think of a panther, usually the characteristics of a sleek, agile and quiet stalker of prey come to mind. However, sleek and agile are not what the new Mine Resistant Vehicles, also called the Panther, inspire.

  • Linapuni Elementary students are part of the Sea Dragon Ohana

    May 22, 2015

    Seventeen Soldiers with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Pacific, participated in a field day May 15, 2015, as part of the 94th AAMDC's partnership in education with the Linapuni Elementary School at Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • USARPAC chaplains, chaplain assistants gather at MCBH-Kaneohe for annual training

    May 21, 2015

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Pacific region gathered together May 14 and 15 to discuss issues such as moral leadership, care to the caregiver, and religious operations at the Joseph Estabrook Chapel on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

  • Team Tobyhanna fields upgraded Firefinders in Korea

    May 21, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A six-member fielding team from Tobyhanna Army Depot travelled to the Republic of Korea to replace components on a number of AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-37 radars.

  • A first for Oceania

    May 21, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific and the Government of Papua New Guinea completed the first Oceania Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange May 15 in Lae, Papua New Guinea with a closing ceremony and remarks from Maj. Gen. James Pasquarette, USARPAC deputy commanding general, and Brig. Gen. Gilbert Toropo, commander of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.