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  • Team Osan commemorates 65th anniversary of Battle of Bayonet Hill

    Feb 10, 2016

    U.S. and South Korean military officials gathered to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Hill 180, also referred to as the Battle of Bayonet Hill.

  • 19th ESC Welcome Rotational Forces to Korea

    Feb 10, 2016

    19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Soldiers team up with the 2nd Infantry Division and 138th Movement Control Team to welcome and in-process rotational forces for a nine-month tour once they arrive to the Korean Peninsula.

  • Soldiers from 'Thunder' brigade conduct counterfire exercise with ROK Army

    Feb 10, 2016

    Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK - U.S. Combined Division participated in a simulated Combined Counterfire Exercise (CCX) alongside their counterparts from the Third ROK Army (TROKA) at Camp Casey 25-28 Jan.

  • Networked Stryker unit on-the-move at National Training Center

    Feb 10, 2016

    The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division (2/2 SBCT) leveraged the Army's latest mobile network equipment package to battle enemy forces during their Decisive Action Rotation at the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, Calif., which wrapped up last week.

  • 19th ESC Senior KATUSA Raises Standard

    Feb 9, 2016

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA -- Leading Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army for headquarters and headquarters company, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, is no easy task.

  • Watercraft engineers: Soldiers who make it happen

    Feb 8, 2016

    Commonly seen aboard military vessels are the bridge and deck crews, who may be thought of as the operators who keep it moving. In reality, it is the engineers behind the scenes who maintain the vessel and allow it to function and fulfill its mission.

  • 599th, 1394th Trans. Bdes. embrace total force integration

    Feb 5, 2016

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The 599th Transportation Brigade will soon have a completely revitalized way of doing business.

  • Zika Virus - What is it? What can you do?

    Feb 5, 2016

    Zika is a mosquito-borne virus closely related to yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile viruses. A Zika virus outbreak was identified in Brazil in early 2015; since then, it has spread to more than twenty-five other countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

  • Yongsan Medics Conduct Live Surgery Exercise

    Feb 3, 2016

    For the Soldiers and medical personnel assigned to the 121st Combat Support Hospital (CSH) Yongsan, South Korea, being able to transition to their wartime mission, in the event of potential hostilities, means an abundance of training. On January 28, 2016 the 121st CSH conducted a Live Surgery Exercise within the confines of its Critical Care Corridor.

  • LAW & ORDER: Okinawa MPs Conduct Active Shooter Training

    Feb 3, 2016

    For the MPs at Torii Station, preserving life and containing the situation is the ultimate goal.

  • Unique federal program cleans tribal lands, creates jobs in Alaska

    Jan 19, 2016

    For nearly 40 years, Wildwood Air Force Station's buildings 100 and 101 stood as abandoned relics of the Department of Defense. Now, the demolition of the facilities and other restorative projects on the same land are providing a local federally recognized native tribe with new opportunities.

  • Eighth Army pays tribute to civil rights pioneer

    Jan 18, 2016

    The 1st Signal Brigade, Eighth Army hosted an observance at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 14, in honor of civil rights pioneer, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 599th Trans year in review: Brigade resumes booking, navigates changes in 2015

    Jan 15, 2016

    In 2015, the 599th Transportation Brigade assumed additional responsibilities while it adjusted to massive changeover in personnel at the headquarters.

  • Expanded 599th Trans team conducts port ops for Pathways

    Jan 15, 2016

    The 599th Transportation Brigade, headquartered at Wheeler Army Airfield, loaded out elements of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and the U.S. Marine Corps III Marine Expeditionary Force onto the USNS Maj. Stephen W. Pless here Jan. 5-6 in support of Pacific Pathways 2016 exercises.

  • Security Assistance and FMS Across the Globe

    Jan 13, 2016

    The North Alabama International Trade Association announced that personnel from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command and the Security Assistance Enterprise will participate in an Industry Day for business and industry representatives March 3, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Huntsville's Jackson Center.

  • ZAHS receives charter for Japan's first Key Club

    Jan 13, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 14, 2016) -- Zama American High School was officially recognized as home to Japan's first Key Club when Kiwanis International Japan District formally presented the ZAHS Key Club with its charter Jan. 9 during a ceremony in the school's auditorium.

  • Soldier-Olympians share opportunities at Go Army Experience

    Jan 12, 2016

    Rarely can one pose for a photo with an Olympic bobsledder and her silver medal, or discuss Army life with a Soldier-Olympian, who competes in pistol shooting or race walking.

  • Fort Shafter Veterinary Treatment Facility ready to re-open for business

    Jan 11, 2016

    The Fort Shafter Veterinary Treatment Facility, which has been closed for renovations over the past year, is scheduled to re-open for business on January 19, 2016.

  • 25th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers Volunteer at Kahuku High School

    Jan 11, 2016

    More than 30 Soldiers from the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 25th Sustainment Brigade, participated in a campus maintenance project at Kahuku High and Intermediate School, Jan. 9. The project was a chance for troops to give back and get involved with their local community.

  • PACOM's future strategic leaders kick off Young Alaka'i leader development program

    Jan 11, 2016

    Thirty-four proven and selected mid-grade leaders from across the U.S. Pacific Command AOR gather for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command-hosted Young Alaka'i leader development program, Jan. 10-16, 2016.

  • Military Policeman Rescue's Korean Citizen

    Jan 8, 2016

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA -- Staff Sgt. Mckeehan provides emergency medical care in Seoul for Korean citizen injured and unresponsive from scooter accident, Decemeber 2015.

  • Security enterprise recalls successful fiscal year

    Jan 7, 2016

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command closed fiscal 2015 with $20.5 billion in new business, making it yet another successful year in foreign military sales.

  • Camp Zama Girl Scouts visit Japanese nursing home

    Jan 6, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 6, 2015) -- The Camp Zama Girl Scouting program supports Girl Scouts of all ages living in and around the Camp Zama, Japan community. In addition to offering opportunities for adventure, fun and leadership to the stateside Girl Scout sisters, the Camp Zama Girl Scouting program has a vibrant host-nation program which provides opportunities to make new friends, explore Japan and foster cross-cultural understand.

  • TRICARE Pharmacy copays change Feb. 1

    Jan 6, 2016

    Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy home delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE pharmacy copays change in 2016. On Feb. 1, 2016, most copays for prescription drugs at home delivery and retail network pharmacies will increase slightly.

  • Honorable Murphy sworn in as the 32nd Under Secretary of the Army

    Jan 6, 2016

    32nd Under Secretary of the United States Army Sworn in

  • CSM McCoy leaves Humphreys for CECOM

    Jan 6, 2016

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Korea -- When Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew D. McCoy arrived here 18 months ago he knew little about installation management because he'd spent much of his career in Airborne and Special Operations units.

  • 25th Combat Aviation Brigade welcomes Soldiers

    Jan 6, 2016

    Soldiers, of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, welcomed Soldiers, of 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and their four AH-64E Apache Guardians on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Jan. 6.

  • Russia naming US a threat does not change Dunford's perspective

    Jan 5, 2016

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters traveling with him here that a new Russian national security strategy document naming the United States as a threat does not change his perception of the threat posed by Russia.

  • New Year's bell-tolling ceremony in South Korea

    Jan 4, 2016

    Community leaders, including the Commanding General of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, rang in the New Year in Gukchae-bosang Memorial Park here at midnight Dec. 31.

  • Soldiers test robotics on 'battlefield'

    Jan 4, 2016

    Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.

  • Waterborne Soldiers arrive home in time for the holidays

    Dec 30, 2015

    Thirty 545th Transportation Company, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, waterborne Soldiers arrived home just in time for the holidays after completing a six-month deployment to Camp Patriot, Kuwait, Dec. 23.

  • Regional Health Command-Pacific, 2015 in Review

    Dec 30, 2015

    2015 was a monumental year for the Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P); a year filled with transformation, development, growth and recommitment to excellence. The RHC-P will continue to be committed to excellence in the upcoming year.

  • Passing of the Guard: ROK Army Support Group Welcomes Two New Commanders

    Dec 29, 2015

    The ROK Army Support Group, the combat operations support unit responsible for managing the Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) program and ROK Soldiers assigned to Eighth Army welcomed two new commanders earlier this month.

  • Chaplain assistants: 106 years promoting readiness

    Dec 24, 2015

    I have researched a long lineage of proud chaplain assistants who have helped to shape who we are as a small military occupational specialty. IMCOM integrates and delivers base support to enable readiness for a self-reliant and globally-responsive All Volunteer Army. In contrast, chaplain assistants promote readiness on our installations by proving religious support to the senior commander on the post. Although seemingly insignificant at times, the chaplain assistants are invaluable contributors to the success of the command mission and the morale, resilience and strength of each unit in our Army.

  • Appropriations Act enables 1.3 percent pay raise

    Dec 23, 2015

    Both Soldiers and federal employees will receive a 1.3 percent pay raise beginning in January, funded by a consolidated Appropriations Act passed by Congress and signed by the president, Dec. 18.

  • US Army Pacific Seasons Greetings

    Dec 22, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, United States Army Pacific Commanding General, and Command Sgt. Maj. Bryant C. Lambert, USARPAC Command Sergeant Major, addresses USARPAC Soldiers, civilians, and their families during the 2015 Holiday Season.

  • 2015-2016 Holiday Safety Message

    Dec 21, 2015

    I would like to wish every one of you a safe and prosperous holiday season.

  • 557th Military Police Company Wins Command Sgt. Maj. Farley Award

    Dec 21, 2015

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA-- United States Army Pacific recognized 557th Military Police Company, 94th Military Police Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command as the best military policy company in the component command by awarding the Command Sgt. Maj. Farley award at Camp Humphreys, 24 Nov.

  • Far East District partnership teaches hands-on engineering tools

    Dec 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District continued its partnership with Department of Defense Dependent Schools Korea promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics with its third annual earthquake tower challenge competition at Seoul American Middle School, Dec. 16.

  • Senior NCO overcomes medical setback to lead Soldiers

    Dec 20, 2015

    At 44 years old, 1st Sgt. Jon Otis has served in the U.S. Army for half of his life.

  • 19th ESC Culinary Specialists to represent USFK in DA Culinary Competition

    Dec 18, 2015

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA-- Soldiers from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command displayed their culinary talents at the Culinary Arts Competition here on Camp Walker. Army of Korea Culinary Arts Team is preparing for the Department of Defense wide culinary arts competition in Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • 19th ESC Soldiers Master the Command Post of the Future

    Dec 18, 2015

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA--The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command proactively gears up for upcoming U.S. and Republic of Korea combined exercises in 2016 by sending 14 Soldiers to the Command Post of the Future (CPOF) course at the Mission Command Training Center on Camp Henry.

  • Tripler AMC Year in Review: healing heroes, change and innovation

    Dec 18, 2015

    The year 2015 was a year of change, innovation and heroes for the staff and beneficiaries of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC). While there were too many accomplishments to list for publication, these are the TAMC highlights

  • Army, Navy annual flag football game creates great camaraderie

    Dec 17, 2015

    Camp Zama's Army team played the Naval Air Facility Atsugi's team during the annual Army vs. Navy flag football game at Reid Memorial Stadium field on Naval Air Facility Atsugi installation, Dec. 12.

  • Moong chi ja, ROK CBRDC visits 20th CBRNE

    Dec 16, 2015

    Republic of Korea Army leaders from the Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense Command (CBRDC) visited 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command here Dec. 9-10 as part of a trip to the United States.

  • West sworn in as Army surgeon general

    Dec 14, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Nadja West was sworn in Friday as the Army's first African-American surgeon general.

  • USAG Japan starts holiday season with concert

    Dec 11, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 11, 2015) -- U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted three events Dec. 1, 2 and 4 to start off the winter holiday season at Camp Zama.

  • Army Basic Instructor Course makes teachers out of trainers

    Dec 11, 2015

    Soldiers who attend the Army Basic Instructor Course are usually experienced trainers, but many have difficulty translating their training skills to the classroom.

  • Senior contracting leadership visits Hawaii

    Dec 11, 2015

    Senior contracting leaders from the Army and Air Force visited Hawaii during a command visit to the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility that included stops in Alaska, Korea and Japan.

  • 94th AAMDC Year in Review -- 2015: 10 Years of IAMD Excellence

    Dec 11, 2015

    October 18, 2015 marked the 10-year anniversary since the activation of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Headquarters at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. The "Sea Dragons" have provided 10 years of integrated air and missile defense excellence in the Pacific and continue to set the standard for air and missile defense in the United States Army.

  • Military aviators take off using first AMT course

    Dec 11, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Army has come to a point where deployments and major operations overseas are winding down, and as a result, the force as a whole is shrinking with Soldiers transitioning back into the civilian workforce. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's education center, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade and the South Seattle College have come together and developed a two-month program to help train and certify military aviators before their service has ended. South Seattle College's Aviation Maintenance Technology department presented the first graduation class, 13 people, with certificates of completion during a ceremony Dec. 10 at a 16th CAB hangar on Gray Army Airfield.

  • USAG Japan commander tours local hospital for future use

    Dec 10, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec 10, 2015) -- Col. William B. Johnson and Command Sgt. Maj. Rosalba Dumont-Carrion, commander and command sergeant major of U.S. Army Garrison Japan, respectively, along with Mikio Endo, mayor of Zama City, toured Zama General Hospital Dec. 1 to see construction progress.

  • Updated Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report rating forms available online

    Dec 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command announced Monday the availability of the DA Form 2166-9 series, the revised Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report, and its activation in the web-based Evaluation Entry System.

  • Army fields streamlined network initialization tool to Korea

    Dec 9, 2015

    Before the Army's mission command and networked tools can be put to work, these advanced capabilities must first be able to communicate with each other.

  • Red Bulls participate in Yama Sakura

    Dec 9, 2015

    The 34th ID continues commitment to U.S.-Japan partnership.

  • Korean, Americans enjoy multinational holiday performance

    Dec 8, 2015

    The cheerful sounds of classic American Christmas carols and the thunder of traditional Korean drums filled the Seoul Arts Center Dec. 6 as musicians from two nations performed for a crowd of thousands during the eighth Korean-American Friendship Holiday Concert.

  • The Day We Were Forever Changed

    Dec 8, 2015

    FORT DERUSSY, HAWAII -- "No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will, through their righteous might, win through to absolute victory." -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt. With these now-famous words, Roosevelt ensured victory to the American people and motivated Soldiers to find the strength to overcome adversity after the attack on Oahu Dec. 7, 1941.

  • Humphreys Antiterrorism program the best in the Pacific

    Dec 8, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Not everyone can lay claim to the title "Best in the Pacific;" the Antiterrorism Office here can.

  • Combined CBRNE MASCAL Strengthens Alliance

    Dec 8, 2015

    The 17th Infantry Division of the Republic of Korea Army joined with the Soldiers of the 65th Medical Brigade in a bilateral Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Explosive Mass Casualty exercise on Nov. 5, 2015 in Bupyeong, South Korea.

  • Legendary ROK Commander celebrates 95th birthday, treats guests to captivating account of the Korean

    Dec 8, 2015

    As retired South Korean General Paik, Sun-Yup took the podium Nov. 24 during a celebration in honor of his 95th birthday, the conference room at the Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of National Defense quickly grew silent in reverence.

  • Japanese, American female service members discuss challenges, opportunities of serving

    Dec 7, 2015

    Female Soldiers assigned to various U.S. Army Pacific and I Corps units met with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Middle Army females in a women's mentorship meeting during exercise Yama Sakura 69 at Camp Itami, Japan, Dec. 5.

  • Criminal Investigation Command warns of posting holiday travel plans

    Dec 7, 2015

    As Soldiers and their families prepare for the holiday season, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, warns that posting travel plans on social media sites makes your home vulnerable to burglary.

  • Exercise Yama Sakura 69 kicks off in Japan

    Dec 6, 2015

    An opening ceremony for Exercise Yama Sakura 69 was held at the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Middle Army headquarters on Camp Itami, Japan, Dec. 5, 2015.

  • Cutting it close

    Dec 6, 2015

    "Are you ready to see your mystery basket?" An anxious feeling began to overtake Sgt. Victor Fincher. No one saw his fingers twitch behind his back as he waited for the cover to be pulled from the mystery basket. "Three, two, one," and the cover was yanked back revealing an assortment of meats, vegetables, fruits and spices. A wave of relief forced the anxiety from Fincher. This was the scene at the start of the Iron Chef competition between the U.S. Army and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force December 5, here during Exercise Yama Sakura 69, an annual bilateral exercise with U.S. Military and JGSDF.

  • ZaCSA shares Christmas traditions with Japanese friends

    Dec 6, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 7, 2015)-- Several Zama Community Spouses' Association volunteers shared their American Christmas traditions with over 60 ladies from Japanese Friendship Groups Dec. 1 at the Camp Zama Religious Education Center.

  • Music brings nations together in harmony

    Dec 6, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Familiar holiday tunes and traditional Korean beats collided with the sound of roaring applause at the Seoul Arts Center concert hall during the 8th American-Korean Friendship Holiday Concert, Dec. 6. Throughout the years the concert has become an annual event for service members and their families from both the U.S. and the Republic of Korea, giving them an opportunity to gather together to watch the Eighth Army Band and the Kook Soo Ho Didimdance Company perform in a flourish of dynamic colors.

  • 3K family run benefits community scholarship and grant programs

    Dec 3, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 3, 2015)-- Despite heavy rainfall earlier in the morning, over 100 community members participated in the Zama Community Spouses' Association Turkey Trot held Nov. 26 on the Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation.

  • SecDef opens all military occupations to women

    Dec 3, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that beginning in January, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception.

  • Horoho relinquishes command of MEDCOM

    Dec 3, 2015

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho relinquished command of the U.S. Army Medical Command Dec. 3, after serving four years in command.

  • Army Surgeon General honored by Japanese Army

    Dec 2, 2015

    U.S. Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, was honored with the Japanese Medal of Defense Cooperation award by Japanese Army Surgeon General, Maj. Gen. Satoshi Suzuki on Dec. 2, 2015.

  • Maintaining the Alliance; US/ROK Patriot Technical Experts hold Summit

    Dec 2, 2015

    The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade hosted the Republic of Korea Air Force's Air and Missile Defense Command Nov. 30 during the annual US/ROK Patriot Technical Exchange to share the latest tactics, techniques and procedures involving Patriot missile system maintenance.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade pilots put on spin cycle

    Dec 2, 2015

    U.S. Army AH-64E Apache pilots assigned to 16th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct water survival training at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, Dec. 2, 2015. This training prepares pilots to handle emergencies in any environment.

  • Troops qualify for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Dec 1, 2015

    The annual Expert Field Medical Badge qualification course was recently conducted for Eighth Army medical personnel on the Korean Peninsula. The twelve-day course was conducted to recognize Soldiers demonstrating the level of professional skill and proficiency necessary to become expert field medics.

  • Artillery brigade partners with community for annual Kimchi event

    Dec 1, 2015

    As members of the U.S. military in South Korea, Soldiers not only serve as stewards of the Army Profession, they also serve as stewards of the community in which they live.

  • Mongolian soldier blazes trail for fellow females

    Dec 1, 2015

    Throughout the years, more than four dozen foreign soldiers have attended the SFC Christopher R. Brevard Noncommissioned Officer Academy. However this year, one graduate is the first of her kind.

  • Where friendship takes flight

    Dec 1, 2015

    Soldiers from the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan coordinated with the U.S. Army Japan's (USARJ) Aviation Battalion to transport their Japan Ground Self-Defense Force partners via a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from Camp Takeyama, one of the country's largest joint training bases, to USARJ Headquarters in Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 19, 2015.

  • I Corps validates new mobile command post proof-of-concept

    Nov 29, 2015

    In response to an I Corps operational needs statement, a new mission command on the move pilot program is expected to provide an armored platform that enables corps-level leaders and Soldiers to execute mission command during ground maneuver by obtaining real-time situational awareness, a common operating picture, and voice, video and data communications with higher and subordinate headquarters.

  • Army advances battery research with engineer's Japanese assignment

    Nov 25, 2015

    The U.S. and Japanese militaries are improving combat-vehicle battery research through partnerships, according to officials.

  • AEW brings education seekers; gives opportunities

    Nov 24, 2015

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

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Soldiers Assist Reservists With Medical Soldier Readiness Process

    Nov 24, 2015

    Soldiers from the 121st Combat Support Hospital, Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) in Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea took time out to assist the 658th Regional Support Group (RSG) with completing their medical Soldier Readiness Process (SRP).

  • Camp Zama ACS hosts AFAP forum

    Nov 20, 2015

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

  • Lightning Academy project builds skills and partnerships across Army units

    Nov 20, 2015

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

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

    Nov 19, 2015

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

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

    Nov 19, 2015

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

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

    Nov 16, 2015

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

  • Army sets record low for accidental loss in 2015

    Nov 16, 2015

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

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

    Nov 16, 2015

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

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

    Nov 13, 2015

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

  • Pacific Soldiers create Warrior Training Center

    Nov 13, 2015

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

  • Obama stresses country's debt to veterans

    Nov 12, 2015

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

  • PREMIER combat medics earn prestigious badge

    Nov 10, 2015

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

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

    Nov 9, 2015

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

  • DENTAC-J hosts JSDF dental residents

    Nov 9, 2015

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

  • USARJ, MEDDAC-J hosts NAIHM observance

    Nov 9, 2015

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

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

    Nov 6, 2015

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

  • Japanese Test Engages Supersonic Target on WSMR

    Nov 5, 2015

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

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

    Nov 5, 2015

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

  • Red Ribbon Week teaches students healthy life choices

    Nov 5, 2015

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

  • 2nd CAB completes NEO exercise

    Nov 4, 2015

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

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

    Nov 4, 2015

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