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  • April is National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month

    Apr 21, 2014

    Across the United States, April is recognized as National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month. The Department of Defense is committed to moving toward a culture free of sexual assault and encourages all members of the military and civilians within the Department to follow the theme: "Live Our Values: Step Up To Stop Sexual Assault."

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) EFMB Graduate: Capt. Micah Sturgeon

    Apr 18, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) is a peacetime badge equivalent to the Combat Medical Badge and is a prestigious honor for Soldiers in the medical services profession. In order to earn this badge, participants have to successfully attend a one-week standardization phase, where the candidates complete a walkthrough of the course allowing them to ask questions of the staff, and one-week of testing. The testing phase includes three lanes consisting of multiple subtasks focusing on field medical care, proper radio communications, nuclear biological and chemical (NBC) knowledge, day and night land navigation, a written test, and a 12-mile ruck march. Capt. Micah Sturgeon, the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Human Resources Operations Officer and a Health Services officer, decided he was ready for the challenge during the U.S. Army-Hawaii EFMB testing, Mar. 31-Apr. 11, 2014.

  • 25th Infantry Division team wins Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 17, 2014

    For the first time since 1995, a team representing the 25th Infantry Division took home top honors at the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Changes to DOD's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program and wants service members to know there are several changes in the program, starting May 1, 2014.

  • Sexual assault survivor speaks at Tripler observance

    Apr 17, 2014

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) held a Sexual Assault Awareness Month observance at Kyser Auditorium on April 1, 2014 to bring awareness to what Army leaders say is the enemy within the ranks.

  • Dirty Jobs: Flight Medic

    Apr 17, 2014

    Sgt. Lisa A. Rodriguez, a flight medic, stationed in South Korea is one of those people. She serves her fellow Soldiers in need on the battlefield and at home. Similar to her civilian counterparts, Rodriguez utilizes a helicopter to treat and transport the injured. In her case, she is part of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew. This aircraft is equipped with special crew and equipment ready to carry out rapid medical responses.

  • U.S Marines and Republic of Korea Completes Air Assault Mission

    Apr 17, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade assisted the ROK and United States Marines in completing an air assault mission, March 13, 2014, at a multi-purpose range complex in Northern South Korean.

  • AMC Commander travels to Pacific, emphasizes AMC's role

    Apr 16, 2014

    As the Army shifts its focus to the Asia-Pacific region, Army Materiel Command assets there continue to support commanders and warfighters. During a recent nine day visit to installations across the Pacific Command area of operations, AMC Commander Gen. Dennis L. Via visited local National, Defense, Army and AMC organizations in Korea, Hawaii and Washington.

  • Sustainment drill develops strategic understanding, relationships

    Apr 16, 2014

    Military logistics leaders and stakeholders from across the Pacific theater met at Pearl Harbor April 11 for an event designed to improve coordination, synchronization and assessment of sustainment requirements for future contingencies in the region.

  • 8th TSC chooses their best warriors

    Apr 15, 2014

    It's 3 a.m. Monday morning ... if you can call 3 a.m. morning. Many consider it night, because most of the world is asleep. Coffee has not started brewing and it will be hours before the bakeries begin their morning bread. Yet there are some who are up, and they've came ready to fight!

  • Corps clean water project quenches thirst in Sri Lanka

    Apr 15, 2014

    Imagine walking three miles every day for potable water to complete daily chores. For many Sri Lankan residents this is their reality until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District finishes connecting hundreds of Puttalam households to the town's water supply.

  • Pacific Regional Medical Command leaders pin the newest Expert Field Medical Badge graduates

    Apr 15, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) leaders congratulated ten TAMC medical personnel who completed the 25th Infantry Division Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) course during a graduation ceremony at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on April 11, 2014.

  • Signal support at the forefront of second annual LANPAC symposium

    Apr 15, 2014

    Building partnerships throughout the Pacific and supporting the warfighter were topics of discussion during the Association of the U.S. Army's second annual Land Power in the Pacific symposium and exposition at the Sheraton Waikiki, April 8-10.

  • DOD Unveils Improved Sexual Assault Prevention Training

    Apr 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 -- As part of efforts to eliminate the crime of sexual assault in the military, Defense Department officials today announced improvements to sexual assault prevention and response training for all members of the armed forces and civilian employees.

  • PACOM's lead communicator visits Korea to discuss troop relocation

    Apr 14, 2014

    During her trip to Korea, U.S. Pacific Command's lead communicator, Rear Admiral Nancy A. Norton, visited USAG Humphreys to assess the progress of the construction of the new Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) facilities and infrastructure for the troop movement into USAG Humphreys. Norton was given an aerial overview of the construction zone outside the fence at USAG Humphreys before touring family housing, receiving briefings focused on C4I support of the Yongsan Relocation Plan and Land Partnership Plan

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 14, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts walk for sexual assault awareness

    Apr 14, 2014

    As part of the Army's Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the 1st Signal Brigade hosted a Walk a Mile in My Shoes event at the Seoul American High School on USAG Yongsan April 10.

  • Humphreys Heroes for April 2014

    Apr 13, 2014

    Dominick Nkefor, assigned to Company A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion and Alex Hernandez, assigned to U.S. Army Confinement Activity--Korea, are the Volunteer Humphreys Heroes for April 2014. They faithfully serve as Volunteer Recreation Aides at the Humphreys Community Activity Center. The valuable assistance they provide includes issuance of games and equipment to authorized patrons, and scheduling the use of video games billiards tables, and table tennis. Dominick and Alex also assist customers with facility and programs information and referral. They also set up the ballroom for functions or events and perform simple in-house maintenance and repair.

  • Yongsan stands together against child abuse

    Apr 13, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry, Deputy Commanding General of Sustainment for 8th Army, signed a child abuse prevention proclamation at the School Age Center here, Apr 7.

  • Area II wants you to 'Speak Up!' to prevent sexual assault

    Apr 13, 2014

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month officially began with a solemn ceremony held at South Post Chapel, 31 Mar.

  • Task Force Bayonet holds training exercise in Korea

    Apr 11, 2014

    Task Force Bayonet conducted a combined live fire exercise at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korean near the world's most heavily guarded border, April 11, 2014.

  • USARPAC Sexual Assault Awareness Month Message

    Apr 11, 2014

    The Army is committed to the health, safety and well-being of our Soldiers, Families, and Civilian teammates. To emphasize this commitment, the Army and U.S. Army Pacific will observe the National campaign of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) during April 2014.

  • 552nd MP Co. ensuring PSD ready to go

    Apr 10, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A personal security detachment team, most commonly referred to as a PSD, has the awesome responsibility of protecting, escorting, and navigating battlefield leaders safely across the battlefield.

  • U.S. land forces, regional partners return for second LANPAC symposium and exposition

    Apr 9, 2014

    HONOLULU--The Association of the U.S. Army sponsored the second annual Land Power in the Pacific symposium and exposition at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, April 8-10.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Waikiki Beach as Part of Earth Month 2014

    Apr 9, 2014

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with Junior ROTC cadets to clean up Waikiki Beach April 5 as part of Earth Month 2014.

  • Leisure - Steel team runs Seoul International Marathon

    Apr 9, 2014

  • Talon Café aims to please Soldiers' palette

    Apr 9, 2014

    Leaders from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Talon Café hosted a council meeting at the DFAC on March 21, 2014, in order to give 2nd CAB Soldiers a chance to have their feedback heard.

  • 8th TSC hosts USARPAC retention training

    Apr 9, 2014

    Nearly 140 Soldiers from commands across Hawaii and Japan graduated from the annual United States Army Pacific Command's Mobile Retention Training, April 4, hosted by the 8th TSC at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Champoux: Alliance serves as 'insurance policy'

    Apr 8, 2014

    The top U.S. Army commander in South Korea said the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance serves as an "insurance policy" for the global economy by maintaining stability in Northeast Asia.

  • 8th MPs celebrate Women's History Month with 5K run; raise awareness of domestic violence

    Apr 8, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Throughout our Nation's history, American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold directions in our foreign policy. They have served our country with valor, from the battlefields of the Revolutionary War to the deserts of Iraq and mountains of Afghanistan. During Women's History Month, we recognize the victories, struggles, and stories of the women who have made our country what it is today," - a passage from President Barack Obama's March proclamation of Women's History Month, 2014.

  • Month of the Military Child: Youth attempt a world record

    Apr 8, 2014

    Move over Richard Simmons and "Sweating to the Oldies."

  • Camp Zama "kicks off" Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 8, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 9, 2014) -- The "Take Back the Night" barbecue, an event to kick-off the month that promotes sexual assault awareness throughout the Army, was held by the U.S. Army Japan Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention team at the Camp Zama Youth Center on April 4, here.

  • Masters of Fitness

    Apr 7, 2014

    On March 19, leaders from the 2nd Infantry Division began arriving at the Schoonover Bowl, which is a sports stadium located on Camp Casey, South Korea. It was a show of commitment and focus as they prepared to take a difficult physical readiness test -- another step on the path to becoming a Master Fitness Trainer. The test involved pushups, sit-ups and running, which would determine their ability to attend the Eighth U.S. Army Master Fitness Trainer Course given by a mobile training team from the U.S.

  • Soldiers compete in the Thunder Crucible

    Apr 7, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 125 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division competed in the Thunder Crucible, a team competition held April 3-4 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The two-day Thunder Crucible event was designed to test Soldier�'s mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills and knowledge including: the Army Physical Fitness Test, chemical defense, combat casualty care, tactical communications, weapons mastery skills, a foot march, written tests on Korean culture and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, vehicle preventive maintenance checks and services, urban orienteering, and a surprise paintball event. The Thunder Crucible was an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers as well as build espirit de corps within the brigade. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released)

  • Event celebrates women of 'character, courage and commitment'

    Apr 6, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Soldiers, civilians and family members joined together in the Community Activity Center here, March 19, to celebrate Women's History Month.

  • Air Traffic Controllers cited as tops in their career field

    Apr 6, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Spc. Karl D. Gordwin Jr. and Staff Sgt. Monica Y. Willard, both assigned to the 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion as air traffic controllers in the A-511 Tower, were recently honored by the Army Aviation Association of America for the outstanding work they do each day. Willard was named the 2013 Air Traffic Controller of the Year during the association?'s annual functional awards dinner, held at Fort Rucker, Ala., Feb. 5. Gordwin received the same award from the AAAA Morning Calm Chapter.

  • 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) determines the best 'Snake Eyes'

    Apr 4, 2014

    Six soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment), participated in a two-day Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition Feb. 19 and 21. The competition was designed to enhance specific skill sets as well as increase proficiency at various levels.

  • 58th MP prepare for joint mission

    Apr 4, 2014

    Through the billowing smoke of a downed aircraft, Soldiers of the 58th Military Police Company drag the bodies of casualties to a collection point to be evaluated and evacuated. Over the chaos, the sound of orders being shouted is heard and the sequential execution of a commander's guidance is evident.

  • Pre-deployment prayers and pancakes

    Apr 4, 2014

    Prayers and pancakes were plentiful among the Soldiers and families of the 45th Sustainment Brigade during a prayer breakfast, April 2, at Leleihua Golf Course, Wahiawa, Hawaii.

  • Maintenance Company completes Afghanistan mission

    Apr 3, 2014

    More than 100 Soldiers from the 536th Support Maintenance Company reunited with their families here today following a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Eighth Army strengthens small unit tactics training

    Apr 2, 2014

    The Eighth Army command sergeant major initiated a program to strengthen small unit tactics training for American Soldiers in South Korea.

  • Japanese students tour Camp Zama Chapel, meet USAGJ chaplain

    Apr 2, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 2, 2014) -- Nine students and nine staff members from the Japanese Christian Student Association toured the Camp Zama Chapel on March 24 and met two U.S. Army Garrison Japan chaplains during a recent visit to the installation, here.

  • Historical THAAD Battery in Guam Transfers Authority to its Sister Unit

    Apr 2, 2014

    Task Force Talon marks another historical milestone as its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery completes its mission and transfers authority to one of its sister THAAD units already on the ground in Guam, Apr. 1.

  • Vet remembers Alaska's great quake of '64

    Apr 2, 2014

    Friday evening at the post officers' club was a great way for Army officers to shake off pressure from a full week of training, but on the evening of March 27, 1964, the earth did a little pressure shaking of its own.

  • 8th TSC honors four centuries of combined service

    Apr 2, 2014

    The skies over Schofield Barracks wept aloha showers as the 8th Theater Sustainment Command family celebrated 423 years of combined military service and bid farewell to 16 retiring Soldiers, Thursday on Hamilton Field.

  • Stryker Soldiers Participate in Alaska Shield

    Apr 2, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska, April 2 -- The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division demonstrated its ability to provide assistance to state and local emergency agencies in Alaska during the state-wide emergency response exercise, Alaska Shield, this week.

  • Troopers organize USARAK Winter Games

    Apr 2, 2014

    When U.S. Army Alaska needed a unit to carry out a unique and uncharted mission, the brigade commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division called on the troopers of the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. The mission was to develop, plan, resource, and execute the inaugural U.S. Army Alaska Winter Games at Fort Wainwright, Alaska from March 9-13, 2014.

  • Signal Company FTX works to improve skills for Korea-wide exercises

    Apr 1, 2014

    Recently Charlie Company, from the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, conducted a Field Training Exercise at the Camp Humphrey Training Area, in South Korea. We wanted to create a company FTX which was challenging, focused on core signal competencies while validating company support elements ensuring a 'Fight Tonight' posture...

  • HRC Road Show Comes to Korea

    Apr 1, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mustion, commanding general, U.S. Army Human Resources Command along with his top leaders, traveled almost 7,000 miles from their home base at Fort Knox, Ky. to spread an important message during a mission dubbed the "HRC Road Show."

  • Presidential Proclamation -- National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2014

    Apr 1, 2014

    Every April, our Nation comes together to renew our stand against a crime that affronts our basic decency and humanity. Sexual assault threatens every community in America, and we all have a role to play in protecting those we love most -- our mothers and fathers, our husbands and wives, our daughters and sons. During National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, we recommit to ending the outrage of sexual assault, giving survivors the support they need to heal, and building a culture that never tolerates sexual violence.

  • Regional Cyber Center-Korea secures, defends Army networks

    Mar 31, 2014

    Korea Theater Network Operations Security Center and Regional Computer Emergency Response Teams-Korea officially merged late last year to become the 6th Regional Cyber Center-Korea. The merger enables the 6th RCC-K to secure and defend the U.S. Army network against cyber attacks while providing network availability and quality of service to our customers across the Korean peninsula...

  • HI Medal of Honor presented to families of fallen warriors

    Mar 31, 2014

    In a special joint session of the Hawaii State Senate and the Hawaii House of Representatives, the legislature gathered, Tuesday, to present the Hawaii Medal of Honor (HMOH) to the families of Hawaii's fallen war heroes.

  • Interoperability improves units' fire support operations

    Mar 28, 2014

    CHEORWON, South Korea -- The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division joined U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers for a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea March 24-28.

  • New Fort Wainwright Self Defense Class for Soldiers and Spouses

    Mar 28, 2014

    Soldiers and Spouses at Fort Wainwright, Alaska can now find the fitness, confidence and skill to defend themselves against would-be attackers. Instructors with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Combatives Center hold a free self defense class three nights a week for those needing the emotional and physical fitness to protect themselves. The class covers a diverse range of skills that increase your overall fitness and know-how so that the students are able to defend themselves.

  • Local garrisons take it 'to the paint'

    Mar 27, 2014

    Servicemembers on teams from each of the U.S. Army garrisons in Korea competed during a basketball tournament at Camp Humphreys, March 15-16.

  • What a day for a Knight jump!

    Mar 27, 2014

    They took to the sky together for the last time on the first day of spring. A beautiful sun splashed sky lay ahead as the father and son ascended several thousand feet into the air, taking in the vast beauty of the untouched wilderness and mountainous terrain of Alaska. They could see Mount McKinley to the north as they made their way to the storied Geronimo Drop Zone nestled high above in the undulating terrain of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army: Regional Alignment

    Mar 27, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen Ray Odierno discusses maintaining stability in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Soldiers collect more than 4,800 food items for Fairbanks

    Mar 27, 2014

    Soldiers of 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment reached out to the Fairbanks community with the annual 5-1 Cavalry Blackhawks Food Drive, collecting more than 4,800 food items and donating them to the Fairbanks community March 3.

  • McKiernan meets Korean War legend in Seoul

    Mar 26, 2014

    The Eighth Army deputy commander for operations met a Korean War legend and honorary Eighth Army commanding general in Seoul, South Korea, March 25, 2014.

  • Area II HAZMART offers free services: How can the HAZMART help you? (Part 1 of a 2 part series)

    Mar 25, 2014

    The Yongsan Hazardous Material Control Center offers many programs to help the community deal with hazardous waste and materials. To utilize it efficiently, it is essential for the community to understand the process.

  • AREA II Volunteer of the Quarter recognized at ACS

    Mar 25, 2014

    Cpt. Krista Z. McBayne, Volunteer of the Quarter, was recognized for her service to the community during a ceremony held for her and other volunteer nominees at the Army Community Services building, Mar 11.

  • U.S. Army leaders discuss transformation in Korea

    Mar 25, 2014

    U.S. Army leaders are gathering to discuss transformation in South Korea, March 25-27, 2014.

  • 19th ESC celebrates 21st annual Korean American Friendship Circle

    Mar 25, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea--As part of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's 21st annual Korean American Friendship Circle, Soldiers, Families, student's, and sponsors came together March 15, at USAG Daegu's Evergreen Community Center, here, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

  • Tripler leaders sign sexual assault awareness month proclamation

    Mar 25, 2014

    Leaders from Tripler Army Medical Center show their support for Sexual Harassment, Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) with a proclamation.

  • Industry Day held for Army relocation project

    Mar 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems and Rock Island Contracting Command hosted representatives from companies bidding to build the communications infrastructure for the Army Corps of Engineers Far East District's largest construction project since the Panama Canal. The companies that attended Industry Day, an informational brief and tour included: AT&T, Avaya, BAE Systems, Blackbox, EPS, General Dynamics, LGS, Northrop Grumman, SAIC and Siemens; all hoping to get a better idea of the scope of the project they hoped to acquire for their company.

  • Signal Companies teach new Soldiers tech facility inspection

    Mar 24, 2014

    Working together, 30 Soldiers from 362nd and 552nd Signal Companies, 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, conducted tech facility inspection training as part of the Battalion's week-long, post-Key Resolve White Week Training program on Mar. 13, in Uijeongbu, South Korea. During the tech facility inspection training, Soldiers learned to prepare for formal inspections they would receive during a Staff Assistance Visit; teaching and training personnel on goals and standards of the Army inspection policy for tech control units.

  • 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade performs deck landing on USS Lake Erie

    Mar 22, 2014

    A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, flies to perform a difficult deck landing on the Pearl Harbor-based Aegis cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) as part of the a final 2014 Foal Eagle exercise in the Yellow Sea, South Korea, March 16, 2014.

  • Shincheon River Clean-up

    Mar 21, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division joined citizens of Dongducheon, South Korea in the annual Shincheon River Clean-up March 21, 2014. U.S. Soldiers and members of the community worked side-by-side to make a positive impact on the environment while continuing to build strong relationships with each other. Brig. Gen. Paul J. Laughlin, 2nd Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for maneuver, and Mayor Oh Sea-chang, Dongducheon city mayor, were the guest speakers for the event. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Signal Battalion undertakes vehicle roll-over training

    Mar 20, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, REPUBLIC OF KOREA -- 30 Soldiers from 41st Signal Battalion's Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment convoyed to the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle Egress Assistance Trainer facility to incorporate vehicle roll-over training as part of their week-long, post-Key Resolve White Week training program, in Dongducheon, South Korea.

  • South Korean ministry honors late 8th Army commander, son

    Mar 19, 2014

    The South Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs selected a former Eighth Army commander and his U.S. Air Force pilot son as the Korean War heroes of the month, for March 2014.

  • Signal Soldiers improve warrior skills with IED training

    Mar 18, 2014

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, conducted mounted and dismounted training to practice reacting to improvised explosive devices at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex near the Korean Demilitarized Zone March 12.

  • 196th Infantry Brigade Conducts JPMRC Small Unit Assessment

    Mar 18, 2014

    The 196th Infantry Brigade (Training Support) took another important step towards validating the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability (JPMRC) concept March 7 to 9 by conducting the first live test of the JPMRC Instrumentation System (JPMRC-IS) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Army mariners conduct live-fire gunnery exercise at sea

    Mar 17, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - In the early morning, March 14, well before sunrise, silhouettes of Soldiers can be seen gathering and moving with a sense of purpose in preparation of a much anticipated live-fire gunnery exercise.

  • EFMP, Navigators help solve IEP puzzle

    Mar 17, 2014

    Is your child enrolled in school and in need of special assistance? Does your child struggle with learning?

  • 10th Regional Support Group soldiers cross over to help Japanese children

    Mar 16, 2014

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Regional Support Group, volunteered their time to help Japanese children get to school safely from March 3-7 as crossing guard in front of U.S. Army Garrison-Okinawa's Torii Station from March 3-7.

  • Dedication, commitment and perseverance guide a US soldier for 26 years

    Mar 16, 2014

    Twenty six years ago, a young man joined the U.S. Army as an enlisted member and went to training at Fort McClellan, Ala., home of the military police corps. During that same time, he started dating Julie who he married in 1990. On Feb 28, now Maj. Michael Streeter, 10th Regional Support Group, retired from the U.S. Army along with three other soldiers at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan.

  • Brigade honors colleague at memorial service in Daegu

    Mar 14, 2014

    A sorrowful ambience greeted those attending the brigade's memorial service for another of its dedicated civilian teammates on Mar. 13, at Soldiers Memorial Chapel on Camp Walker. Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, commanding general, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Col. Paul H. Fredenburgh III, commander, 1st Signal Brigade, Command Sgt. Maj. Darris Curry, command sergeant major, 1st Signal Brigade, and numerous other officers, noncommissioned officers, Soldiers, and civilians were in attendance to honor the contributions of John E. McLeroy and pay their respects to his widow, Micha Kwon.

  • Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, on post, perhaps 'once in a lifetime'

    Mar 14, 2014

    After two solid years of planning and coordinating, more than 2,000 athletes between 11 and 18 years of age, plus coaches, cultural delegates and family members from nine circumpolar regions have descended on Interior Alaska in the spirit of cooperation and competition for the 2014 Arctic Winter Games, March 15 through 22.

  • 403rd AFSB tests capabilities in Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercises

    Mar 14, 2014

    The 403rd Army Field Support Brigade participated extensively during the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 14 exercises from Feb. 23 to March 6 at Camp Henry, Republic of Korea.

  • Signal Soldiers take back satellite communications on mountaintop for combat exercise

    Mar 13, 2014

    Soldiers from the Maintenance Support Team, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, conducted a simulated-combat training mission during the 2014 Key Resolve exercise at the Madison Site near Seoul, South Korea on March 4.

  • Former 82nd Airborne general lands in Korea

    Mar 12, 2014

    Eighth Army welcomed its new deputy commanding general for operations during Exercise Key Resolve 2014.

  • Senior leaders visit 19th ESC during Key Resolve

    Mar 12, 2014

    DAEGU, South Korea--The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, "Team 19", successfully ended the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercise that combined soldiers from the Republic of Korea and joint service counterparts here, Feb. 24 -- Mar. 6.

  • U.S. Army Alaska Winter Games March 10-13, 2014

    Mar 12, 2014

    The U.S. Army Alaska Winter Games at Fort Wainwright, Alaska the games test the Soldiers and the units ability to execute required cold weather skills and tasks and build esprit de corps with tough, demanding and realistic training. There are 29 teams, each team is comprised of ten Soldiers. The teams are competing in seven different events March 10-13, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Alaska Winter Games

    Mar 12, 2014

    The U.S. Army Alaska Winter Games at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The games will test the Soldiers and the units' ability to execute required cold weather skills and tasks and build esprit de corps with tough, demanding and realistic training. The teams are competing in seven different events March 10-13, 2014.

  • ASC-Army Reserve Element participates in annual Korean exercises with AFSBn-NEA

    Mar 12, 2014

    Six Soldiers from ASC's Army Reserve Element participated in the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercises with the 403rd AFSBn-NEA in the Republic of Korea. This was a first.

  • Strykers Conduct Digital Fires Support Coordination Exercise

    Mar 12, 2014

    A lot of training is involved in forming Army leaders. Many newly commissioned Army officers have a lot to learn and are often not presented with an opportunity to simultaneously integrate the multiple fires support platforms along with the additional enabling components in a maneuver company, an issue Maj. Matthew Hammons, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division brigade fires support officer, hopes to address head-on with a Digital Fires Support Coordination Exercise.

  • '1-Geronimo' snipers shoot from Black Hawk platform

    Mar 12, 2014

    U.S. Army paratroopers with Hatchet Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division carried out a weeklong, arctic field training exercise designed to hone skills in mountaineering, arctic survival, sling load and air assault operations, and sniper precision fire from high angle and aerial platforms March 3-6, 2014, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Japanese special-needs students receive tour of Camp Zama

    Mar 12, 2014

    Four Japanese 10th-grade students from the Zama Special Needs School visited Camp Zama Feb. 7 for a tour of the installation and got to meet several personnel who work there and learn more about their diverse missions.

  • Resiliency stressed at Nat'l Prayer Breakfast

    Mar 11, 2014

    "Being here today is a very special opportunity to recognize the influence, the direction and what authenticates freedom, and that's faith," said Dave Roever to the large gathering of Soldiers and family members who packed into the Main Post Chapel, here, in the early hours of Tuesday for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's 2014 National Prayer Breakfast.

  • OANRP manager named 'Oahu MVP'

    Mar 11, 2014

    HONOLULU -- A staff member with U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) took home top honors from the Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC), Monday, during the kickoff of the second annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week at the state Capitol, here.

  • Camp Zama, Arnn students celebrate 'Read Across America' week

    Mar 10, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 10, 2014) -- "Peanuts and pineapples, noses and grapes. Everything comes in different shapes," said Capt Thomas Stowe as he read aloud "The Shapes of Me and Other Stuff" to a class of first-graders during "Read Across America" week, held March 3 through 7 at Arnn Elementary School here.

  • All hazards training tests cooperation, teamwork

    Mar 10, 2014

    Hostage negotiations, chemical attacks, and home explosions are the types of unpredictable events that demand instant, collaborated response from all agencies. That coordinated effort is what Soldiers, federal agents and firefighters teamed up to prepare for during an all hazards exercise, Feb. 26-27, here.

  • 84th Engineers host field trip for local school

    Mar 10, 2014

    Wandering eyes, pointing fingers, and the question, "What is that?" filled the air when second-grade students from Mililani Uka Elementary School stepped off a bus here, Feb. 25, to learn about Army engineers.

  • 95th Engineer Company conducts Blow in Place demolition training

    Mar 10, 2014

    Handling demolitions is a dangerous task best left to qualified professionals, but even those professionals need practice. That practice came for the Sappers of the 95th Engineer Company (Clearance), 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, when they conducted a Blow in Place demolition range, March 5, here.

  • 'Watchdogs' conduct all hazards training exercise; certify 71st Chem

    Mar 10, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, held a training exercise, Feb. 26 - 27, in which the vast and diverse array of elements within the brigade were put on display, such as Military Police; Chemical Soldiers; Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers; the Special Reaction Team; and Military Working Dogs to highlight a few, and if that weren't enough, the 8th MPs integrated the first responder community, here, into the exercise showcasing the skill, interoperability, and close working relationships of all first responders island wide.

  • Eight Army vets competing on U.S. Paralympic Team

    Mar 10, 2014

    An active-duty Soldier and seven Army veterans are competing this week in the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • BILATERAL COOPERATIVE WORK GROUP CLASS 71 GRADUATES

    Mar 9, 2014

    Twelve Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members from units from the five major JGSDF armies and Central Readiness Force were presented certificates here March 5 as Class 71 graduates of the Cooperative Work Program.

  • Eighth Army trains with South Korean allies during Key Resolve

    Mar 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army's top operational command on the Korean Peninsula began training with its South Korean allies and joint service counterparts during exercises Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, which collectively run from Feb. 24 to April 18, 2014.

  • ROTC Cadets honor Bataan

    Mar 7, 2014

    U.S. Army ROTC Cadets have spent months preparing for the 25th anniversary of the Bataan Memorial Death March.They could certainly run the marathon but many walk the 26.2 miles, which doesn�'t seem like much until they put on a 35-pound pack. If you want to know what a death march is really like, the 70,000 service men and women captured by Japanese forces during World War II can tell you. They were part of the Bataan Death March--a forced march through 70 miles of Philippine jungle, with very little to eat or drink.

  • Children from Camp Zama visit Japanese kindergarteners for 'Friendship Day'

    Mar 6, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 6, 2014) -- Children from the Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area Child Development Centers visited Hosen Kindergarten, a nearby Japanese school, March 3 to celebrate "Friendship Day" and learn about the traditional Japanese "hina" doll.

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