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  • Soldiers Escort Santa to Special Needs School

    Dec 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program received donations to purchase toys for 31 children whose reaction to Father Christmas ranged from delight to fright, but when the gifts came out, all were excited.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Dec 21, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Bittersweet day for Afghan graduates of the Korean Vocational Training Center

    Dec 18, 2014

    A look at the last graduating class of the Korean Vocational Training Center at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

  • Pacific's only Army dive unit conducts underwater change of command

    Dec 18, 2014

    With the mission of performing underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage operations across the Pacific Theater, it only makes sense for the Army's 7th Engineer Dive Detachment to conduct its change of command ceremony in a location its troops consider home - underwater.

  • Pacific's harbormaster, watercraft Soldiers ensure readiness, synchronization

    Dec 17, 2014

    The many ports, beach heads and other water terminals throughout the massive, Island-filled Pacific region are busy places. But "busy" doesn't do justice to their traffic during natural disasters or other contingency operation situations. When watercraft are quickly moving in and out delivering cargo, managing that traffic is a critical part of safety and mission success.

  • Army's senior warrant talks way-ahead during 'Home of Sustainment' visit

    Dec 17, 2014

    The positions future warrant officers will hold and the career development opportunities that will get them there were among the topics of discussion at a pair of officer professional development sessions at the Army Logistics University here Dec. 11.

  • Fire from the sky: Airborne artillery warms up JBER winter nights

    Dec 17, 2014

    "Is that a fly-by or are they jumping?" a paratrooper asked another as they set up an M105 howitzer that had dropped from a plane less than an hour ago. A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft was approaching low and slow. The Soldiers stomped around the gun in the cold, dark and snow, making adjustments and preparing it to fire. The C-17 flew over their heads, littering paratroopers into the sky behind it.

  • Eighth Army inactivates digital liaison detachment

    Dec 17, 2014

    Soldiers gathered in the Eighth Army headquarters Dec. 17 to witness the inactivation of a unit that served to improve the coordination of American and Korean military.

  • Guam Governor visits 94th AAMDC Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2014

    Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, governor of the United States territory of Guam, was the guest speaker for the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command St. Barbara's Day Ball, Dec. 5, 2014. During his visit he spoke with Sea Dragon Soldiers, who were native to Guam.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • Australian Army visits CERDEC in preparation for NIE 17.1

    Dec 15, 2014

    The Australian Army G6 visited the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, Dec. 9, as part of initial coordination efforts leading up to his military's participation in the Network Integration Evaluation. The visit is a continuation of a broader collaboration between the Australian Defense forces and the U.S. Army to improve interoperability during multi-national coalition operations.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Sisters in Arms panel discusses improving performance in the work environment

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Pacific Sisters in Arms program convened a panel of successful senior enlisted female leaders at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel, Hawaii, Dec. 11 to discuss improving performance in the work environment

  • Eighth Army celebrates holidays and partnership at annual concert

    Dec 14, 2014

    American and Korean sevicemembers and their families celebrated the holidays and enduring friendship at the 7th Annual Korea-America Friendship Holiday Concert at the Seoul Performing Arts Center Dec. 14.

  • Thunder Soldiers teach English, strengthen bonds with the local community

    Dec 12, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Although Soldiers roam around the city of Dongducheon, it is sometimes difficult for local citizens to interact with them. However, Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, are working to change that. The "Thunder Brigade" Soldiers regularly volunteer to teach English to local community members. From elementary school students to the elderly, the 210th Field Artillery Brigade is embracing its hometown of Dongducheon and helping to build bridges of understanding between Soldiers and the local citizens.

  • US, Japanese sergeants major discuss leadership at YS forum

    Dec 12, 2014

    Among dozens of cultural encounters during this year's Yama Sakura was an ongoing exchange between the most senior noncommissioned officers participating in the exercise at Camp Asaka, Japan Dec. 10.

  • Load out and fly away; validation exercise

    Dec 12, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and airmen from the 535th Airlift Squadron, 15th Wing conduct a load out and fly away validation exercise Dec. 10 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam using two M1126 Strykers and a C-17 Aircraft as part of the 25th ID Contingency Response Force mission.

  • Soldiers from 1-15 spend the day with local students

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--A group of Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, spent the afternoon with students at Dongducheon Middle School in Dongducheon, South Korea, December 9, 2014. During the visit, both groups played educational card games and Soldiers spent time helping students learn new English words.

  • 6-37 and ROK counterparts meet and greet

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, welcome the Republic of Korea Army 125th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, December 5, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The visit was a meet-and-greet session between staff members and their sections to increase interoperability between the battalions in the future.

  • U.S., Japanese Service members train to defeat chemical attacks at Yama Sakura 67

    Dec 10, 2014

    At 10:35 a.m., Dec. 10, 2014, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force announces an attack by invading forces during a bilateral exercise. Eighteen notional enemy missiles with chemical payloads rocket toward unsuspecting ground troops and civilians who have yet to evacuate.

  • 45th STB troops strengthen leadership, teamwork in Warrior Week competition

    Dec 10, 2014

    Troops from the 45th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, dedicated hours and hours to extra training and team-building activities during the months before the unit's intense Warrior Week competition at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Dec. 1-4.

  • Services Come Together in a Joint Commemoration Ceremony, for 73rd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

    Dec 9, 2014

    Hawaii -- Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen joined together in honor of the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, in a commemoration memorial ceremony, hosted by The National Park Service and the U.S. Navy, December 7.

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- "Gas, Gas, Gas!" As a warning alert sounds across the lanes, Soldiers hurry to don their gas protective masks within nine seconds. Regardless of physical or mental fitness, those nine seconds are critical because of the ease with which Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks can disable their target.

  • Yama Sakura 67 kicks off in Japan

    Dec 8, 2014

    For the 34th time, U.S. and Japanese Soldiers stood side-by-side to kick off Japan's largest command post exercise, Dec. 8, 2014, at Camp Asaka, Japan.

  • Pacific Army ties protect nations

    Dec 8, 2014

    Indonesia and the United States have been developing a strong military bond for a number of years. This bond reflects the growth of Indonesia's democracy, the great strides toward professionalism that have been made by Indonesia's armed forces, and the strategic importance both countries place on our security ties under the Indonesia-U.S. Comprehensive Partnership. We have repeatedly demonstrated the growing value of our military cooperation for peacekeeping, disaster relief, intensified joint training, and modernizing weapons systems. As new priorities and challenges arise, the Indonesia-U.S. military relationship will be ready to respond.

  • Greatest Generation Visits Wheeler & Schofield

    Dec 8, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For some, it was a return to the scene of one of the most memorable days of their lives. For others, it was the first time they visited this particular part of Oahu. But for all 12 of the World War II veterans who visited Wheeler Army Airfield and Schofield Barracks on Dec. 5, it was a chance to take a walk down Memory Lane.

  • Eighth Army, Korean War Veterans Honor Venerated Korean War Commander

    Dec 7, 2014

    Eighth Army officials and Korean War veterans honored Gen. Walton "Bulldog" Walker, the first Eighth Army commanding general of the Korean War, during two separate ceremonies today to commemorate his legacy here in the Republic of Korea.

  • 25th CAB receives new UH-60M Black Hawks

    Dec 5, 2014

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division received upgraded models of the UH-60 Black Hawk on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Aug. 27. The arrival marked the beginning of replacing all UH-60L model aircrafts with UH-60M model aircrafts within the 25th CAB.

  • Guam's Governor and Adjutant General Visit WTB Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2014

    Guam's Governor and Adjutant General visit Guamanian Soldiers in Transition at the Pacific Regional Medical Command-Warrior Transition Battalion (PRMC-WTB) on Dec. 4, 2014 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Mullin, Moss Selected as 2014 Eighth Army MacArthur Awardees

    Dec 5, 2014

    Seven commissioned officers and three warrant officers from Eighth Army units around the Korean peninsula converged at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea Dec. 5 vying to be selected as the 2014 Eighth Army General Douglas MacArthur Leadership award winners.

  • Bobcat prepares for 2014 USARAK Winter Games

    Dec 5, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Leaders from 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment conducted an assessment of their Soldiers at Birch Hill Recreation Area, Fort Wainwright, Alaska Dec. 5, 2014 in preparation for the upcoming U.S. Army Alaska Winter Games scheduled for March 2015 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Operation Bobcat ICE began with six 10-man teams snowshoeing up Birch Hill while pulling an akhio sled. Next the teams cross-country skied to a firing range and fired five rounds at designated targets. Finally they downhill skied to the finish line.

  • Thunder leaders take on the Warrior Crucible

    Dec 4, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the Warrior Crucible, a team competition held December 2, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The event was designed to test Soldier's mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills. The Thunder Brigade won 2nd place out of four teams that competed, in a close match up between 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team who won first place.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • Social Media and OPSEC reminder

    Dec 4, 2014

    You've probably seen the recent news stories regarding threats from ISIS against military members. Online postings from the group suggest their followers use social media pages to find and target those associated with the U.S. government. Although we regularly remind you to use precautionary measures online, this seems like a good time for a refresher.

  • Army Pacific leaders tour Japan's Yokohama North Dock

    Dec 4, 2014

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia and its higher headquarters, the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, hosted Gen. Vincent Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, and Maj. Gen. James Boozer, U.S. Army Japan commanding general, for a briefing, logistics terrain walk, and demonstration of Army Watercraft operations at Yokohama North Dock.

  • Hawaii-based unit returns from Afghanistan after mission as final brigade to lead CMRE

    Dec 4, 2014

    More than 100 troops from the 45th Sustainment Brigade's headquarters met an emotional explosion of cheers, waving signs, and anxious families and friends, as they marched into a hanger at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Dec. 3, marking the end of the Soldiers' eight-month mission in Afghanistan.

  • Female ranger screening in Hawaii builds stronger leaders

    Dec 3, 2014

    The air is thick and the heat unforgiving as a small group of female Soldiers cross the finish line during a 12-mile road march. This is not a typical road march. This is the final graded assignment of the first 12-day Pre-Ranger Female Screening hosted by the 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Academy/Jungle Operations Training Center.

  • Arctic Wolves take 1st and 2nd at shooting competition

    Dec 3, 2014

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, "Arctic Wolves" took first and second place in the 2014 U.S. Army Alaska Small Arms Competition held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska from Nov 17 to Nov. 21, 2014.

  • "Fire Mission"

    Dec 3, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conduct platoon certifications training Dec. 3 on Schofield Barracks. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released) To download these high quality photos or others; please visit 2nd Brigade Combat Team Flickr page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127082072@N06/sets/72157649187937998/

  • General Tells Tikes Tall Turkey Tales

    Dec 2, 2014

    Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander, U.S. Forces-Korea reads to kids during the Thanksgiving Story Hour at the Yongsan Garrison library Nov. 8. Approximately 30 kindergartners took part in the yearly event where the commanding general for USFK reads holiday stories to kids. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Yi, Junguk)

  • 75th Ranger Regiment returns to Korea for training

    Dec 2, 2014

    Rangers from the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, returned to the Republic of Korea to conduct a training exercise in coordination with 8th Army, Special Operations Command Korea, and U.S. Forces - Korea Command during the months of September and October.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers, Singaporean armed forces train together

    Dec 1, 2014

    Throughout the past two weeks, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has been alive with the sounds of helicopters and artillery as battalions from the 214th Fires Brigade and 75th Field Artillery Brigade hosted the Singapore armed forces, during Operation Daring Warrior.

  • 2-6th Cavalry prepares for Korea deployment

    Dec 1, 2014

    The Soldiers assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, vigorously trained day and night in a brigade-wide field training exercise to validate 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, as they prepare for an operational deployment from Hawaii to South Korea.

  • Yongsan hosts Area II Retiree Appreciation Day

    Nov 30, 2014

    "Freedom is not free." It has never been free. The freedom we benefit from in this nation cannot be taken for granted. USAG Yongsan did not disregard of the toll that the veterans have paid by celebrating the Annual Retiree Appreciation Day at the Dragon Hill Lodge, Nov 15th.

  • 'Sparta Lives': New commander welcomed

    Nov 27, 2014

    Army Col. Scott A. Green assumed command of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division from the outgoing commander, Col. Matthew W. McFarlane, during a change of command ceremony Nov. 26, 2014 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • MEDDAC-Japan conducts bilateral Ebola preparedness drill

    Nov 26, 2014

    Medical Department Activity-Japan conducted an Ebola Exercise with some host nation partners on Nov. 21, 2014, in Tokyo.

  • SMA Chandler visits Camp Zama, discusses Army Profession

    Nov 26, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 24-25, 2014, as part of a tour of Japan and Korea.

  • CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

    Nov 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about a new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

  • MP's SRT ensures readiness, ability to protect Hawaii military community

    Nov 26, 2014

    The 8th Military Police Brigade's Special Reaction Team troops stand ready to rapidly engage threats to Hawaii's military communities, a mission demanding seamless and synchronized action in incidents like the one they faced during their quarterly training, Nov. 20, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • U.S., ROK militaries honor top missile defenders

    Nov 25, 2014

    U.S. and Republic of Korea air defenders across the Korean peninsula culminated the third annual Korean Peninsula Missile Defender of the Year competition with a banquet at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Dragon Hill Lodge Nov. 21 to honor top performers.

  • 599th Trans develops leaders from surface to sky

    Nov 25, 2014

    The 599th Transportation Brigade held leadership and professional development training with the 735th Air Mobility Squadron, which runs Hickam Air Force Base's Air Mobility Command passenger and cargo terminals, Nov. 7.

  • Under Secretary of the Army visits U.S. Army Alaska

    Nov 24, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, who also serves as the Army's chief management officer, got an eyeful of Alaska's vast training areas during an aerial tour of the Interior, Nov. 18, 2014.

  • Multinational forces tackle Exercise Kiwi Koru challenges during force-on-force scenario

    Nov 24, 2014

    WHANGAMONONA, New Zealand -- The New Zealand Defence Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force and U.S. Army combined efforts during the main assault of Exercise Kiwi Koru Nov. 14.

  • CIED Instructors reach historic level In South Korea

    Nov 24, 2014

    After two years of expert exchanges and friendship building, instructors with the Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center (APCFC) conducted the first ever train the trainer (T3) counter IED course with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army.

  • US Army Pacific's first Australian general bids good day

    Nov 24, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr is bidding U.S. Army Pacific "G'Day," and moving on to his next assignment. An Australian Defense Force general, Burr is the first foreign officer to serve as deputy commanding General at a major Army Service Component Command.

  • Leaders celebrate Korean War legend's birthday

    Nov 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Senior leaders from the U.S. and South Korean military celebrated Gen. (Ret.) Paik Sun-Yup's 94th birthday Nov. 14.

  • U.S. Army, Hawaii launches 'Don't be a BySTANDer -- Take a STAND!' campaign

    Nov 21, 2014

    The holiday season is a time for family, celebration and good cheer, but the holidays are often marked by an increase in the 4 S's: substance abuse, sexual assaults, suicide and safety violations. "Prevention of the 4 S's is everyone's business -- being aware, being proactive, being involved," said Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, senior commander of U.S. Army, Hawaii. " As we enter the holiday season, everyone needs to be vigilant."

  • Army selects 31 female Soldiers to serve as observer/advisors for potential Ranger Assessment

    Nov 20, 2014

    The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade selected 31 female Soldiers to serve as observers and advisors for a potential Ranger Course Assessment that would begin this spring.

  • Army Prepositioned Stock-4 partners U.S. Army Pacific for PULSE-W Exercise

    Nov 20, 2014

    The Pacific Utility and Logistics Support Exercise-Watercraft, or PULSE-W is a U.S. Army Pacific initiative to utilize Army Prepositioned Stock, or APS, watercraft stored in Japan to support various exercises as part of Pacific Pathways.

  • TAMC HAB Hosts Special Guests

    Nov 20, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Human Animal Bond (HAB) Program hosted a group of Japanese veterinarians and veterinary technicians as they learned more about the program on Nov. 6, 2014.

  • PRMC Medical Homes are 100 percent nationally recognized

    Nov 20, 2014

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) reaches 100 percent national recognition for its Army Medical Homes as of Oct. 23, 2014.

  • Soldier saves Service member after near-fatal accident

    Nov 19, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Darrick Geathers didn't join the Army to be a hero. He didn't raise his right hand and swear to interrupt another Service member's night on the town, but that is exactly what happened Oct. 17, 2014, following the Korean American Friendship Festival in downtown Songtan, South Korea.

  • Army mariners highlight capabilities, impact in Pacific for Under SecArmy Carson

    Nov 19, 2014

    Army mariners from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command shared their unique capability and the joint and multi-national impact Army watercraft has across the Pacific Theater with Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during his tour of U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel 4), Nov. 15, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 19, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, met with troops and senior leaders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 18, 2014, to discuss the Army's strategic vision for the Pacific and how I Corps units will be part of the Army's continued focus on the region.

  • Under SecArmy Carson visits South Korea

    Nov 19, 2014

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson met with U.S. Soldiers, civilian employees, and families in South Korea, Nov. 17-18, 2014, as a part of his trip to the Pacific region which included stops in Washington state, Hawaii, South Korea, and Alaska.

  • Long-term TDY rates change to save Army $9 million annually

    Nov 19, 2014

    Long-term temporary duty rules that became effective Nov. 1, 2014, across the Department of Defense, are expected to result in an annual savings of $22 million, of which nearly $9 million will be reaped for the Army each year, according to the service's chief for compensation and entitlements.

  • 71st EOD Group trains with 2nd Infantry Division

    Nov 18, 2014

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Leaders from the 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group integrated with the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea Nov. 1 - 6.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 18, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, met with I Corps leadership Nov. 18, 2014, to hear updates on the Pacific Pathways efforts, and to discuss PACOM AOR Integration. The visit included a stop to see 1st Special Forces Group and an aerial tour of Yakima Training Center range and maneuver areas.

  • Arrowhead mechanics keep trucks rolling, cannons firing

    Nov 18, 2014

    Anyone who has had their car break down on the side of the road can attest to how important mechanics are.

  • Cav Soldier cuts music tracks in Korea

    Nov 18, 2014

    With his headphones on and music playing, the Soldier's focus is not on the world around him, but on the melodies flowing into his ears. He is busy comparing the harmony now playing to the original idea he developed in his head, debating if what he's hearing matches what he had envisioned.

  • K9, Soldiers conduct anti-terrorism training

    Nov 17, 2014

    BUSAN, South Korea--The 903d Military Working Dog Detachments, 94th Military Police Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, conduct their patrol and explosive detection training led by Sgt. 1st Class James G. Bockelmann, kennel master, at Busan storage facility and US Navy Ship Red Cloud, Oct. 27-28.

  • Pacific-based Army mariners return home from critical Kuwait mission

    Nov 17, 2014

    Thirty-one Pacific-based Army mariners from the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, reunited with their families in Hawaii, Nov. 12, after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait where they crewed U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel-6, delivering critical Department of Defense cargo throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • US Army Pacific honors Australian generals

    Nov 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Pacific team bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr, and welcomed Maj. Gen. Gregory C. Bilton, both from Australia, with a Flying V ceremony on Nov. 17 at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • USARJ hosts National American Indian Heritage Month observance

    Nov 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 18, 2014)-- "A warrior's tradition: Contributing to our Nation's Freedom" was this year's theme for the National American Indian Heritage Month observance hosted by the United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward).

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers join in on the Manchu Mile

    Nov 14, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division join 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Inf. Div., to take on the Manchu Mile, a grueling semiannual 25 mile ruck march to honor warriors from the regiment who fought bravely during the China Relief Expedition during the early 20th century on November 7, 2014. Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the senior enlisted adviser for 210th FA Bde., also participated in the ruck to build esprit de corps and cohesion among Soldiers in both 210th FA Bde., and 1st ABCT.

  • MEDDAC-J Participates in BG Sams Equestrian Camp

    Nov 13, 2014

    MEDDAC-J Soldiers Participated by Conducting the Opening and Award Ceremony for the 66th Annual BG Sam Cup in Tokyo, on 9 November 2014.

  • Wahiawa celebrates Veterans during 68th annual parade

    Nov 12, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Wahiawa said, "Mahalo" to veterans this morning with the Wahiawa Lions Club 68th Annual Veteran's Day Parade. The Royal Hawaiian Band led the parade along with Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The sidewalks on California Avenue were filled with hundreds of spectators, family and friends of active duty military and veterans eager to show support and pride for their country. The Veterans Day Parade, was hosted by the Wahiawa Lions was held on Nov. 11.

  • Eighth Army recognizes Native American contributions

    Nov 12, 2014

    Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea -- 1st Signal Brigade (1SIG BDE) hosted National American Indian Heritage Month at Dragon Hill Lodge, Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 11, 2014.

  • All-Army Light Welterweight champ sets sights on Olympic gold

    Nov 11, 2014

    Sgt. Anthony Nunez, a Patriot missile launching station operator/maintainer assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, Camp Carroll, South Korea, recently earned the title of All-Army light welterweight boxing champ during the Army's 2014 competition held at Fort Huachuca Sept. 12 and 13.

  • "Steel" Battalion Conducts CBRN Training

    Nov 11, 2014

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea-- Elements from the 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, conducted a variety of training at Warrior Base on November 3, including chemical training. They waste no time in getting started, conducting a basic Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense (CBRN) class within hours of arriving at the training base, located just a few miles from the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • 78th Signal Battalion re-adopt Arnn Elementary

    Nov 10, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 10, 2014) -- Lt. Col. Thaddeus Underwood, commander of 78th Signal Battalion, signed the pledge of sponsorship Nov. 6 to re-adopt Arnn Elementary School, here.

  • KSC Battalion Conducts ROC Drill

    Nov 10, 2014

    The Korean Service Corps (KSC) Battalion conducted a Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill at K-16 Air Field, Nov. 6.

  • 20th CBRNE troops prove mettle during 'Iron Dragon'

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers proved their mettle during the Iron Dragon Leader Certification Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • New York National Guard Public Affairs team tells the story in Japan

    Nov 7, 2014

    Four New York Army National Guard Public Affairs Soldiers plugged into a joint public affairs effort here to collect stories, photos and video from a joint U.S.-Japan exercise that kicked off Oct. 27 and ran through Nov. 7. The New York public affairs element consisted of three members of the 138th Public Affairs Detachment and a representative from Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs.

  • PRMC Receives New Commanding General

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers, staff, family members and friends, along with local leaders, gathered at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Nov. 7, 2014 to bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, outgoing Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), and to welcome the incoming PRMC Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent.

  • Pacific engineers target leader development through Best Squad competition

    Nov 6, 2014

    The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, trained and tested foundational squad-level skills through an intense 10-day Best Squad competition, Oct. 23-29, 2014, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Orient Shield 14 finishes with field training exercise

    Nov 6, 2014

    Hundreds of U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members headed for the mountains to defend sovereign territory and defeat a fictional enemy during a simulated combat field training exercise at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Nov 3-5, 2014.

  • 2014 Veterans Day tri-signed letter

    Nov 6, 2014

    2014 Veterans Day tri-signed letter

  • Rotational Force will arrive for deactivating 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Secretary of Defense approved the deactivation of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea, and it will be replaced by a rotational brigade combat team from the United States.

  • U.S./ROK Air Defenders meet to tighten alliance, share knowledge through Patriot tech exchange

    Nov 5, 2014

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers from 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade convened with the Republic of Korea Air Force's air defenders for the 2014 Technology Exchange Workshop Oct. 30 at the ROK Air Missile Defense Command headquarters.

  • 25th CAB brings excitement to downed aircraft training

    Nov 5, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- With bullets ricocheting off the frame of a downed aircraft, a team of aviation mechanics assigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, franticly try to fix the aircraft's problem. The infantry could not provide security during this mission and the mechanics must secure the area themselves.

  • Thunder Inn sees no competition, awarded DFAC of the year

    Nov 5, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- No matter how well-trained or prepared a Soldier is, to excel at their job or complete a mission they must be provided with the proper nutrients and sources of energy. For most Soldiers, the key location to obtain those nutrients is the nearest dining facility.

  • New Headquarters Building for Special Forces Battalion Ready for Action at Torii Station

    Nov 5, 2014

    The 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group recently partnered with U.S. Army Garrison Japan in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new headquarters building Nov. 4 at Torii Station.

  • Army Hawaii opens SHARP Resource Center, holds first summit

    Nov 4, 2014

    U.S. Army, Hawaii has moved a "step forward" by opening a SHARP Resource Center next to the U.S. Army Health Clinic, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 17, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa's Warrior Zone Gets High Praise from Top NCO

    Nov 4, 2014

    Installation Management Command's top noncommissioned officer for Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, visited U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa Nov. 2 -- 4 to get a better look at the installation's one-of-a-kind Warrior Zone.

  • Ranger School - forging warriors for the future

    Nov 4, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson watches as Ranger candidates conduct the Combat Water Survival Assessment portion of Ranger school at Victory Pond, Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 3, 2014. Maj. Gen. Austin S. Miller, the commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Col. David G. Fivecoat, the commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, provided an overview and detailed explanation of the MCoE's mission and current and future requirements. (U.S. Army photos by Patrick Albright/Released)

  • Pacific's senior logistics unit names first Command Chief Warrant Officer

    Nov 4, 2014

    Chief warrant officers are highly regarded as adaptive technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, advisors, and in the words of the Pacific's senior logistician, Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, "the miracle workers of our Army." With these critical characteristics and proven impact across the full spectrum of operations, creating a top chief warrant officer position and naming Chief Warrant Officer Five Michael B. Martin as the first to fill that leadership role was a natural and necessary move for Dorman's 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • 2501st Digital Liaison Detachment Strengthens Partnership Through Discussion

    Nov 3, 2014

    Eighth Army's 2501st Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD) conducted a leader professional development lecture with the First Republic of Korea Army (FROKA) Commanding General and his staff at FROKA headquarters in Wonju, South Korea, Oct. 21.

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • US Army Soldiers shoot for Japan Marksmanship Badge during Orient Shield 14

    Nov 3, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers endeavor to qualify for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Marksmanship badge, during Orient Shield 14 here, Nov. 1.

  • ACS 'Takes Back the Night' from violence, assault

    Nov 2, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Yongsan Army Community Services (ACS) 'took back the night' with their march conducted under the purpose to stand up against domestic violence for servicemembers and their families here, 15th October.

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