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  • USAG Daegu 2016 Installation Volunteer Award Ceremony

    Apr 29, 2016

    The 2016 Installation Volunteer Ceremony was hosted on 21 April at the Evergreen Club on Camp Walker. This event recognized the outstanding devotion, selfless service, dedication and commitment by volunteers to address the needs of the Area Ⅳ community from January to December 2015.

  • AH-64D Apaches arrive on Oahu

    Apr 27, 2016

    The Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade received their AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters this week from National Guard units across the country. The airframes are being transferred from the National Guard to the active duty Army as part of the Aviation Restructure Initiative in an effort to cut costs in Army Aviation and to fill the mission capability gap left by the retirement of the OH-58D Kiowa Reconnaissance Helicopter.

  • National Guard Apaches transferred to Oahu

    Apr 27, 2016

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Soldiers and civilians tirelessly worked to move 24 AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters from multiple National Guard units across the United States to Honolulu from Oct. 2015 to April 2016. The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Pacific Command, Army National Guard Bureau personnel and PASHA, a civilian shipping company, combined efforts to transfer these aircraft to active duty Army units as part of the Aviation Restructure Initiative to help cut Army Aviation costs and replace the mission capability of the retired OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Reconnaissance Helicopter.

  • Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Gen. Brooks nomination

    Apr 26, 2016

    General, we congratulate you on your nomination. We thank you for your decades of distinguished service and your willingness to step forward (ph) and lead once again. Of course, we know today would not be possible with the support and sacrifice of wife Carol (ph) who's with us this morning. And (inaudible) our tradition, we hope you will take the opportunity to introduce your family joining you today.

  • Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Not in the Sea Dragon Ohana

    Apr 26, 2016

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command gathered April 1, and again on April 22, at the Hickam Beach, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii to show their support for April 2016 as sexual assault awareness and prevention month (SAAPM).

  • Where there is a will, PREMIER Soldiers will find a way

    Apr 26, 2016

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- Individuals have their own personal and professional goals they want to achieve or exceed in their lifetime, no matter how big or small.

  • IMCOM- Pacific senior leaders impressed from tour of installations

    Apr 26, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 27) - Dr. Christine Altendorf and Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy D. Hockenberry, director and command sergeant major of Installation Management Command - Pacific, respectively, visited Camp Zama April 22 during a tour of installations and received an overview of how USAG Japan operates on a day-to-day basis.

  • 2501st DLD partners together for beautification project on the Yongin River

    Apr 25, 2016

    Over 75 service members from the 2501st Digital Liaison Detachment, students from Seoul American Middle and High Schools and cadets from Yongin University ROTC participated in an area beautification project in Yongin Saturday Apr. 9.

  • I Corps to host transitions virtual town hall

    Apr 25, 2016

    On April 27th I Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston will bring in experts from around Joint Base Lewis-McChord and I Corps to answer questions about transitions out of the Army and what 'Soldier of Life' means. Experts will also be ready to answer questions concerning out process procedures in place here at I Corps that affect those Soldiers and Family members PCSing. To participate, visit on April 27 at 1 p.m.

  • Seeing Alaska through a camera lens: Cold Regions Test Center photographer serves nation, community

    Apr 25, 2016

    In the world of military test and evaluation, test photography can pinpoint the exact fraction of a second a critical piece of equipment failed, allowing the system in question to be made better and stronger. This vital work is even more important--and difficult--in the harsh winters and terrain of U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC). It takes talent and tenacity to achieve the mission, and recently hired test photographer Sebastian Saarloos has earned high plaudits from his fellow rugged professionals.

  • Annual Friendship Week Strengthens Bond between KATUSAs, Soldiers

    Apr 25, 2016

    Army commands throughout the Korean Peninsula hosted athletics, recreation, and cultural events April 18-22 as part of the 2016 KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week (Friendship Week). The annual week-long event gives KATUSAs and U.S. Soldiers a chance to further cultivate the friendships they develop working side-by-side as members of the ROK-U.S. Alliance.

  • Eighth Army leaders pave the way ahead during onsite

    Apr 24, 2016

    Over 150 Eighth Army Senior leaders and spouses from across the peninsula gathered to discuss various topics and issues during the two-day commander's onsite at the Yongsan Garrison's Dragon Hill Lodge Apr. 19-20.

  • Soldiers and Korean War Veterans Meet in Osan to Discuss War and Resiliency

    Apr 24, 2016

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers travelled to the United Nations First Battle Memorial in Osan, April 23, 2016 to meet with local Korean War veterans to discuss their stories of resiliency and learn more about the Battle of Jukmiryeong and the legacy of Task Force Smith.

  • Army Air Defenders boost joint/combined interoperability at Max Thunder '16

    Apr 23, 2016

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea --Soldiers assigned to 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Dragons, participated in Max Thunder '16, April 18-26, 2016 at locations across the Korean Peninsula, incorporating the Patriot Missile System's enhanced air-breathing threat capabilities into the Korean Theater of Operations Joint Integrated Air Defense System.

  • One Boat, One Beat: Army Ladies Dragon Boat Team Ready to Race

    Apr 22, 2016

    This year, a group of more than 40 dedicated women will take to the azure Okinawan water with one goal in mind -- winning. They call themselves the Army Ladies Dragon Boat Team and their mantra is 'One Boat, One Beat.'

  • ZAHS hosts 335 students for Math Field Day

    Apr 22, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2016) - Zama American High School hosted the annual Kanto Plain Math Field Day April 20 at Camp Zama's Community Club. Approximately 335 students from ZAHS and 11 other schools in the Kanto Plain area of Japan competed to show off their knowledge of math.

  • "One Team" ohana says A hui kaua to USARPAC CoS

    Apr 22, 2016

    After 10 months of serving as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Pacific, the "One Team" family gets ready to say good-bye to Maj. Gen. Christopher Hughes.

  • JSC Advanced Course visit Yokohama North Dock

    Apr 21, 2016

    YOKOHAMA NORTH DOCK, Japan (April 21, 2016)- Forty-nine students from the Japanese Joint Staff College participated in an annual tour of the Watercraft Equipment Base - Yokohama North Dock March 28, led by Lt. Col. Christopher Noe, assigned to the Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia.

  • Intelligence Soldiers focus on humanitarian aid situations and sustainment

    Apr 21, 2016

    Soldiers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command and its subordinate units 8th Military Police Brigade and 130th Engineer Brigade, conducted intelligence exercise Perspicuous Provider April 18-22 at Mission Training Complex -- Hawaii here.

  • US, South Korea Soldiers conduct large-scale river crossing exercise

    Apr 21, 2016

    In the largest exercise of its kind in more than a decade, U.S. and South Korea Soldiers worked together April 8 in a river crossing exercise involving both air and beach assaults, sectional pontoon bridges, helicopters, tanks, boats and many others, to cross the Imjin River.

  • 599th Trans Bde sponsors stowage training at JBPHH

    Apr 21, 2016

    Imagine your job involves solving three-dimensional jigsaw puzzles with giant, weighted pieces.

  • 599th Trans. Bde. uploads engineers

    Apr 21, 2016

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM, Hawaii -- The 599th Transportation Brigade teamed up to load equipment onto the Motor Vessel Green Bay for the Wolverines of the 523rd Engineer Company here April 20.

  • Sea Dragons Go All In with ASIST

    Apr 20, 2016

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's ready and resilient team (RT2) hosted an applied suicide intervention skills training for trainers (ASIST T4T) five-day workshop at Schofield Barracks, 4-8 April.

  • SMA Dailey Visits Snake Eyes' Soldiers

    Apr 20, 2016

    The Soldiers of the "Snake Eyes" Battalion - 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command were honored by a visit from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, the 15th sergeant major of the Army, to Kadena Air Base on Monday, April 5, 2016. The visit by Dailey was part of his continuing tour of the Pacific region. The visit consisted of an open forum discussion between Dailey and Soldiers on Okinawa, followed by a demonstration of Patriot missile reload operations by Battery D, 1-1 ADA.

  • Japanese Joint Staff College students visit Yokohama North Dock

    Apr 18, 2016

    Students from the Japanese Joint Staff College toured the Watercraft Equipment Base - Yokohama North Dock in Yokahama, Japan, March 28.

  • Army divers conduct underwater demolition training

    Apr 18, 2016

    U.S. Army divers with 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted underwater demolition training April 12-14 at Puuloa Range Complex off the coast of Iroquois Point, Hawaii.

  • Soldiers March Up Namsan in Seoul

    Apr 18, 2016

    Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Eighth Army conduct a foot march up Namsan in Seoul, South Korea Apr. 19, 2016 as part of a multi-day event called a "commander's on-site." During the event, senior leaders conduct various informational meetings and break out sessions to better serve their units.

  • 19th ESC Forward Command Post Stands Strong through Team Effort

    Apr 17, 2016

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA -- Soldiers of the headquarters and headquarters company, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command are known for taking care of Team 19 using administrative skills in an office setting. However, the fighting Eagles showcased their tactical capabilities by establishing a robust forward command post during 19th ESC's two-week combined training exercise.

  • USARAK Welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Apr 15, 2016

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Gardner relinquished responsibility for U.S. Army Alaska to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Ferrusi in a change of responsibility ceremony at Hangar 1, Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson, April 14.

  • Army Approves 22 Women to Commission as Infantry and Armor Branch Officers

    Apr 15, 2016

    The Army approved requests from 22 women from the Army's three traditional officer accession programs - Officer Candidate School (OCS), Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) and the United States Military Academy (USMA) - to enter as 2nd Lieutenants into the Infantry and Armor branches. Thirteen will enter into the Armor branch and nine will enter into the Infantry branch in the coming weeks as commissioning and commencement ceremonies occur across the country.

  • Bravo Bulldogs, 1-1 ADA Take a Bite out of the 18th Wing MRE

    Apr 13, 2016

    Known as the "Hub of Pacific Air Power", the 18th Wing stationed on Okinawa's Kadena Air Base is the Air Force's largest combat wing. The 18,000 military and civilians on Kadena make up a world-class combat ready team with numerous missions and functions, which all rely on each other to fulfill a complex and vital role in the region.

  • Educators and Soldiers Share a Common Desire

    Apr 13, 2016

    MILILANI, Hawaii -- Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are taught to children at a very young age; those same skills play a vital role in every U.S. Army job field.

  • Eighth Army hosts SHARP leadership panel discussion

    Apr 13, 2016

    In an effort to remove what senior leaders consider a major threat to Army readiness, Eighth Army hosted a Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention leadership panel discussion at the Dragon Hill Lodge April 6.

  • India army CoS visits I Corps at JBLM

    Apr 12, 2016

  • Yongsan kicks off SHARP Month

    Apr 11, 2016

    More than 100 Soldiers and Civilians from Eighth Army and the Yongsan Garrison gathered to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with a ceremony at South Post Chapel April 4.

  • Army's top enlisted leader stresses importance of SHARP during visit to South Korea

    Apr 11, 2016

    Not much appears to be going on in the tan building with the white numbers "360" here, but inside, the rooms are completely devoted to one complex issue in the Army: Sexual Harassment /Assault Response and Prevention.

  • SMA engages with Camp Zama Soldiers during visit

    Apr 8, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 08, 2016) - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey, 15th sergeant major of the Army, visited Camp Zama April 5 to engage with Soldiers.

  • Gobi Wolf 2016 tests humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities in Mongolia

    Apr 8, 2016

    ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia - United States Army Pacific soldiers joined an international team to conduct an earthquake-readiness exercise in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia April 4-8. Exercise Gobi Wolf 2016 was a civil-military disaster preparedness and response initiative focused on regional readiness in response to natural and man-made disasters.

  • US, ROK air defenders demonstrate resolve during major command post exercise

    Apr 7, 2016

    "We have a volley!" was a common phrase heard on Osan Air Base this month, but it had nothing to do with the sport of volleyball. Instead, it was the phrase used to announce the launch of a simulated tactical ballistic missile (TBM) by Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command. The 94th AAMDC located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii deployed a robust contingent of personnel to the Republic of Korea (ROK) this month to take part in Key Resolve 2016. Key Resolve is a major annual command post exercise that highlights the commitment of the U.S. and ROK militaries to the defense of the ROK and maintaining regional stability.

  • SMA marks first Korea visit in two decades

    Apr 7, 2016

    As the UH-60 Black Hawk prepared for final approach at the Camp Casey helipad, 15th Sgt. Major of the Army Daniel Dailey pressed his intercom button and let out a wistful groan, followed by a comment to no one in particular. "This is where I lived," he said, "this was my home."

  • Indian Army general pays tribute at Arlington National Cemetery

    Apr 7, 2016

    Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington, and U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn hosted Gen. Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff, Indian Army, during an Army Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, April 7, 2016.

  • Eighth Army Hosts Transformation Townhall

    Apr 7, 2016

    With the majority of U.S. military personnel in South Korea scheduled to relocate south of Seoul over the next few years, there are many unanswered questions. Eighth Army Commander Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal set out to answer some of those questions April 6 by hosting a Transformation Townhall for Area II.

  • Army, Okinawans Come Together for Sacred Site Cleanup

    Apr 7, 2016

    Torii Station community relations personnel work closely with the local wards to ensure that these sites are accessible to families and coordinate joint efforts like the sacred site cleanup.

  • Soldiers clean up Shincheon River

    Apr 5, 2016

    Over 200 Soldiers from Camp Casey and volunteers from various social groups in Dongducheon came together to clean up debris from the Shincheon River near Camp Casey's main gate, March 29.

  • 35th CSSB Soldiers deploy for combat training

    Apr 5, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 6, 2016) - Soldiers from 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion's 623rd Movement Control Team deployed April 1 to the Combat Training Center in Fort Polk, La.

  • 19k attend Camp Zama's 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival

    Apr 4, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 04, 2016) - Camp Zama hosted its 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival April 2 at Yano Field and around the installation. The annual, open-post event - a celebration of pink and white flowers blooming from hundreds of Cherry Blossom tress around Camp Zama - drew a total of 19,627 participants, according to Camp Zama's Directorate of Emergency Services.

  • Students learn the evacuation procedure during active shooter exercise

    Apr 4, 2016

    Camp Zama, JAPAN (April 4) - The Camp Zama Directorate of Emergency Services' Provost Marshal Office, conducted an active shooter and evacuation exercise March 31 at Arnn Elementary School.

  • South Korea Commemorates Inaugural West Sea Defense Day

    Apr 1, 2016

    Government officials, senior military leaders, grieving family members and countless others converged on the National Cemetery in Daejon, South Korea March 25 to commemorate the country's inaugural West Sea Defense Day. The observance was established as a way to demonstrate the nation's resolve in the face of North Korean aggression and to honor servicemembers who lost their lives during the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong in 2002, and the sinking of the Cheonan warship and shelling of Yeonpyeong Island in 2010.

  • Guardian Battalion Teams with Aviators during Resupply Training

    Mar 31, 2016

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea --Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment partnered with aviators from B Company, 2-2 Assault Helicopter Battalion, during sling load training, March 30, 2016, at Camp Carroll, South Korea.

  • Army launches Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

    Mar 31, 2016

    "It's not easy to look into the eyes of a Soldier who may have been violated," said Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy, speaking from an experience when he was a young officer.

  • Hospital opening is city's dream come true

    Mar 30, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 31, 2016) -- Camp Zama leaders attended an opening ceremony for Zama General Hospital March 26 in Zama, Japan.

  • Defexpo India to boost ties with US, foreign military partners

    Mar 30, 2016

    Army Materiel Command's senior leader Gen. Dennis L. Via attended India's annual defense exposition to further define and help strengthen U.S. ties with India and other nations, March 28-31.

  • Local educator named 'District Teacher of the Year'

    Mar 28, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 28, 2016) - Benjamin Kolodziej, gifted education teacher, was named "District Teacher of the Year" for 2016-2017 by U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity-Pacific's Japan District March 21 at Arnn Elementary on the Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation.

  • Soldiers reflect on DoD decision to allow women in combat roles

    Mar 28, 2016

    When Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter's announced his decision to open all combat-related jobs to every Service Member who qualifies, regardless of gender on Dec. 3, 2015 it raised a lot of questions around the force. The groundbreaking decision overturned a longstanding rule, at least on paper, that prevented women from serving in combat roles.

  • Innovative training enhances readiness, strengthens regional partnerships

    Mar 28, 2016

    With over 3.5 billion people, 36 countries, 7 of the world's largest Armies and 5 of the world's declared nuclear nations in the Asia-Pacific region alone, maintaining peace can be challenging. That task is only amplified as the U.S. Army postures itself for reduced budgets and increasingly complex operating environments in the future.

  • RHC-P leaders sign Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month proclamation

    Mar 28, 2016

    Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, along with RHC-P Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Watson III, sign a proclamation on March 28, 2016 at the RHC-P Headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii, designating the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). RHC-P leaders have called upon each member of their organization, to include family members, to increase participation in efforts designed to prevent sexual assault, thereby strengthening the Army community.

  • USARJ says farewell to outgoing CSM, welcomes new one

    Mar 25, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 25, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Japan & I Corps (Forward) held a change of responsibility ceremony for the command sergeant major of USARJ March 24 at Camp Zama's Yano Gym.

  • Maj. Gen. from Hawaii retires after 45 years' service

    Mar 25, 2016

    Hawaii native, Maj. Gen. Gary Hara, U.S. Army Pacific Deputy Commanding General - National Guard was honored during a Flying "V" retirement ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, March 23, 2016.

  • US, Cambodian forces close Angkor Sentinel 2016, celebrate strengthened partnership

    Mar 25, 2016

    U.S. and Cambodian forces wrapped up two weeks of bilateral training and relationship building, as they officially closed Angkor Sentinel 2016, March 25 at the Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia.

  • Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

    Mar 25, 2016

    Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea.

  • US Congressional Representatives visit Camp Casey

    Mar 24, 2016

    Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives traveled to Camp Casey and visited Soldiers of 2nd Infantry Division/ROK - U.S. Combined Division as part of their tour of South Korea last week.

  • AER kicks off 2016 campaign at Camp Zama

    Mar 24, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 25, 2016) -- Camp Zama's Army Community Service hosted the kickoff to the 2016 Army Emergency Relief Campaign March 18 at the Camp Zama Community Club.

  • Army recognizes USAG Humphreys for aggressive and innovative environmental program

    Mar 22, 2016

    As the United States consolidates its military footprint, closing U.S. bases in and north of Seoul, the $10 billion-plus expansion of Camp Humphreys presents some unique environmental challenges. Due to its innovation in meeting those challenges, the environmental quality team at the U.S. Army Garrison -- Humphreys is a winner in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program for FY 2015.

  • Lightning Support hosts Women's History Month observance

    Mar 22, 2016

    Members of the 25th Infantry Division showed their support for fellow female Soldiers on International Women's Day, March 9, at the Sgt. E. R. Smith Theater. An official holiday held every March 8, Women's Day, is recognized in 23 countries across Europe, Africa, and Asia, to commemorate the economic political and social struggles, and achievements of women worldwide.

  • National Women's History Month: A Sea Dragon chose to be more

    Mar 22, 2016

    With eyes wide, she stood with her right hand raised, ready to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. So help her God. On July 8, 1992, Cassandra McCoy, enlisted in the U.S. Army to break a cycle and to be more.

  • Operation Pacific Pathways continues with Washington-based Stryker Brigade

    Mar 21, 2016

    Soldiers from 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, are in South Korea for Operation Pacific Pathways, the U.S. Army's premier method to take advantage of multiple training opportunities with several countries in support of continued regional stability and security. I Corps - the mission command headquarters on JBLM - is regionally aligned to U.S. Army Pacific, remaining engaged throughout the region every year.

  • Women's History Month: Camp Zama reflects achievement of women past, present

    Mar 21, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 22, 2016) -- Public Health Command Region-Pacific hosted Camp Zama's Women's History Month Observance March 17 at the Community Activity Center, followed by a reception in the Black Box.

  • Combined, Joint Medical Evacuation Exercise "Lifts" off on Korean Peninsula

    Mar 18, 2016

    Soldiers from Eighth Army, Airmen from the 7th Air Force and medical personnel from the Republic of Korea Armed Forces Il-Dong Hospital conducted a combined, joint medical evacuation exercise called "Dragonlift" March 15, 2016 throughout the Korean Peninsula. The annual exercise is aimed at increasing the combined readiness of medical response personnel stationed here.

  • War Museum offers unique look into ROK-US Partnership

    Mar 18, 2016

    Soldiers, civilians and family members looking to learn more about the ROK-U.S. Alliance don't have to go very far. Located just a few hundred yards from the Dragon Hill gate at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul is one of the best places in the world to help them understand the enduring partnership between the United States and South Korea; the War Memorial of Korea.

  • US and Korean soldiers conduct Combined Exploitation Evaluation

    Mar 18, 2016

    Soldiers entered the dark, cold, damp building to find chemical and biological weapons. Their response was crucial to the mission ahead. They would check specimens from every crevice because what was found in the building would be needed in preparing a case against war crimes.

  • Japan Air Self-Defense Force Surgeon General visits the RHC-P

    Mar 18, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, commanding general, Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) and Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Watson III, Command Sgt. Maj., RHC-P, hosted a Senior Leader Engagement for Maj. Gen. Koji Fukushima, Surgeon General, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, at the RHC-P Headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii. On Mar. 18, 2016. The audience for the event was RHC-P Command Teams/Key Leaders and the enhanced Multiservice Market-Hawaii (eMSM-Hawaii) team members from throughout the island. The purpose of this engagement was to learn from our partner nation (Japan), further refine our engagement strategies, and to champion for all military medicine within the Indo-Asian-Pacific Region.

  • 2016 Patient Safety Awareness Week - Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital

    Mar 17, 2016

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Healthcare professionals at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) commemorated Patient Safety Awareness Week, here, March 13-19, 2016. The weeklong event focused on reducing harm in healthcare. This year, patients and visitors were given the opportunity to learn first hand about patient safety at a display, which featured a SimMan 3G patient simulator. This realistic training opened up dialogue between patients and staff in order to increase safety awareness.

  • Pennsylvania Guard trains with Eighth Army

    Mar 17, 2016

    Soldiers with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 213th Regional Support Group supported Eighth Army for their annual training here March 4-18.

  • 210th Brigade Support Battalion Providers conduct convoy live-fire exercise

    Mar 17, 2016

    Support battalions play a vital role in a unit's combat effectiveness, and Soldiers need to train on their technical and tactical proficiencies to enhance their abilities to protect themselves and their logistical supply convoys that deliver provisions to the front lines.

  • 665th Movement Control Team Exemplifies Teamwork at Pohang Railhead

    Mar 16, 2016

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA -- 665th Movement Control Team, 25th Transportation Battalion conducted rail operations in support of a U.S. Marine exercise at Dogu Beach, Pohang, Mar. 15.

  • Sisters in Arms: Part of the bigger "team"

    Mar 16, 2016

    U.S. Army Pacific's Sisters in Arms mentorship program opened its doors to guest speaker Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson, who addressed the group at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, March 10.

  • Cambodian community celebrates maternity ward improvements

    Mar 16, 2016

    U.S. and Cambodian engineers celebrated with the local community of Takeo Province, Cambodia, March 16, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of the Prey Sbat Health Center Facility maternity ward improvement project.

  • Joint Team Hawaii's emerging chefs devour contenders during annual culinary training event

    Mar 16, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 16, 2016) -- "And the winner is …," said the mistress of ceremonies, "wait for it, wait for it … "Joint Team Hawaii!" Becky Joyner's teasing quip seconds before announcing JTH as the installation of the year winner during the Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event Awards Ceremony Friday drew a mixture of laughs and cheers from the filled-to-capacity Lee Theater audience.

  • Youth Sports and Girl Scouts team-up to provide ski fitness challenge

    Mar 16, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 17, 2015) -- Eighteen girls from Camp Zama participated in a fitness challenge March 5 and 6 at the slopes of Shiga Kogen, Nagano -- it was a weekend full of first ski and snowboard experiences for many of the girls attending.

  • Indo-Asian partners gather for inaugural port opening exercise in Cambodia

    Mar 15, 2016

    Joint, interagency and multinational sustainment experts gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 14 for Angkor Opening 2016, a week-long exchange and table top exercise designed to build partnerships, interoperability and readiness in humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) port opening operations.

  • Joint senior enlisted advisers work toward consistent collaborative efforts

    Mar 15, 2016

    Senior enlisted leaders from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard collaborated with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command senior enlisted adviser on ways each branch can integrate their service members into different areas of Pacific Rim sustainment here March 11.

  • SFHA CDC hosts Hosen Kindergarten for Unity Day

    Mar 15, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 16, 2016) -- Children from the Sagamihara Family Housing Area Child Development Center spent the day with local Japanese children from Hosen Kindergarten March 11 during a cultural exchange visit.

  • South Korean and Fort Hood Soldiers continue longstanding partnership

    Mar 14, 2016

    Jiwon Park holds the rank of "Sang-byeong," or Corporal, and works as an automated logistical specialist for the U.S. Army in a country overseas, but for him that country is actually home.

  • Ironhorse cases colors for Korea mission

    Mar 14, 2016

    Signifying their rotation to South Korea, Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division cased their brigade colors during a ceremony Jan. 28 on Cooper Field here.

  • 106th MED Conducts FTX

    Mar 14, 2016

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Weighed down by heavy body armor and assault packs, the Soldiers of the 106th Medical Detachment trudged along the snow-packed roads of Camp Casey Feb. 26.

  • US, Cambodian forces partner for Angkor Sentinel 16

    Mar 14, 2016

    U.S. and Cambodian forces officially opened Angkor Sentinel 2016, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and sponsored by the U.S. Army Pacific, during a ceremony March 14 at the Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia.

  • Students remember 3/11 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami victims

    Mar 11, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 11, 2016) -- Nearly 300 Zama American High School students paid tribute to victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami during a ceremony held March 8 on the school's football field.

  • Army's first woman cannoneer finishes top of class

    Mar 10, 2016

    The Army's first woman cannon crewmember is set to graduate Advanced Individual Training March 11, 2016, as the distinguished honor graduate.

  • 25th Sustainment Brigade Conducts Ammunition Transport Mission

    Mar 9, 2016

  • Nepal peacekeeping vehicles on way to mission

    Mar 8, 2016

    Ten High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles were handed over to the Nepal Army during a ceremony Feb. 5 at AM General's military Humvee factory in Mishawaka, Indiana.

  • New IMCOM Commander visits Korea

    Mar 7, 2016

    The three-star general in charge of running U.S. Army installations worldwide visited Korea last week to tour bases, meet commanders and gauge how to best support their forces on the peninsula.

  • Transporters, engineers honored at awards banquet

    Mar 7, 2016

    Soldiers and family members of the 545th Transportation Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, were recognized at an awards banquet March 4 at Historic Hickam Officers Club here.

  • Volunteer and make your time more meaningful!

    Mar 6, 2016

    The Army Community Service (ACS) provides opportunities to volunteers who are willing to dedicate their time to help others on post. On top of that, the ACS welcomes nominated volunteers to its Volunteer of the Quarter or Volunteer of the Year events to recognize and show appreciation for their hard work. Volunteerism has played an integral role in the life of Soldiers and their families. In the early years, volunteers mended uniforms, cared for the sick or wounded, and comforted families of fallen Soldiers. Volunteers continue to transform military installations into communities.

  • New CSM for the Regional Health Command-Pacific

    Mar 4, 2016

    The Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) continued a time honored Army tradition on Mar. 4, 2016, by conducting a Change of Responsibility ceremony which saw Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano relinquish his Senior Enlisted responsibilities over the RHC-P to Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Watson III. The ceremony was held here, at Tripler Army Medical Center's Kyser Auditorium, and was hosted by Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, commanding general, RHC-P.

  • Corps of Engineers engages with next generation

    Mar 3, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 3, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Japan District hosted several events Feb. 22-26 to engage youth in observance of National Engineers Week.

  • Hawaii Guard members and Indonesian Soldiers share military tactics

    Mar 3, 2016

    Six members of the Hawaii Army National Guard visited the city of Bandung, Indonesia, to participate in Hawaii's State Partnership Program's seventh Non-Commissioned Officer Subject Matter Expert Exchange, Feb. 22-26.

  • Calligraphy Workshop marks last ZaCSA cultural event for year

    Mar 3, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA (March 4, 2016) -- Throughout the year, multiple Japanese Friendship Groups host members of the Zama Community Spouses' Association to share in their culture and traditions. The last event of the 2015-2016 membership year involved a focus on calligraphy, where 25 participants learned about Japanese calligraphy and practiced making "kanji" characters of their own.

  • Alaska Air Guard C-17 crews and Guardian Angels train in Hawaii

    Mar 2, 2016

    Nearly 50 members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing participated in a search and rescue (SAR) exercise in Hawaii from Feb. 16 to 26, strengthening the C-17 Globemaster III's standing in the SAR community, and enhancing coordination between the Wing's Guardian Angels and C-17 operators and maintainers.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) holds its 2016 Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 2, 2016

    Over the course of three grueling days in February, Soldiers of 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) battled exhaustion and muscle failure, culminating with a final test of Army warrior tasks to earn the distinction of 18th MEDCOM (DS)'s Best Warrior.

  • Professional Athletes Train at Torii Gym

    Mar 1, 2016

    Players from the Nippon Professional Baseball league's Chunichi Dragons and the Sunwolves of the international Super Rugby competition pulled, pressed and powerlifted during their annual spring training events in Yomitan Village.