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  • Eighth Army, 65th Medical Brigade Host Women's Equality Day Educational Panel

    Aug 28, 2015

    Eighth Army and the 65th Medical Brigade hosted a Women's Equality Day Educational Panel Aug. 26 at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul, South Korea to discuss contemporary issues and societal barriers that women continue to face in modern society.

  • Pacific engineers bring the 'essayons' spirit to Hawaii

    Aug 27, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses the word, "Essayons," the French word for "Let us try," as their motto because it is their common response to the daily challenges Sappers face.

  • West Point Soldier takes fiery passion to the ice in Korea

    Aug 27, 2015

    From West Point Hockey to semi-professional league in Korea, this air defense artillery officer balances work with play earning accolades along the way.

  • Wounded Warriors celebrated by Pacific Sustainers during canoe race

    Aug 26, 2015

    Since 2009, the State of Hawaii has been home to an annual canoe race to honor wounded warriors and celebrate their resiliency throughout their recovery.

  • Debra S. Wada visits Sea Dragon Headquarters

    Aug 25, 2015

    The Honorable Debra S. Wada, the assistant secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), visits the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Headquarters during her trip to Hawaii, Aug. 19.

  • Ranger class makes Army history

    Aug 25, 2015

    The first gender-integrated Army Ranger Course graduated Aug. 21 with two women and 94 men receiving their Ranger Tab at Victory Pond.

  • Command Sponsorship adds new opportunities for families in Korea

    Aug 24, 2015

    One of the biggest decisions a Soldier must make when on assignment to South Korea is whether to apply for command sponsorship for their family.

  • I Corps Soldiers fire Australian weapons during WTSS

    Aug 24, 2015

    "Instant." This command echoed as eight I Corps Soldiers raised the barrels of an F88 Austeyr and began firing. The Soldiers fired the Australian primary weapon during a familiarization session in the Weapon Training Simulation System here, July 16. The WTSS, similar to the U.S. Military Engagement Skills Trainer, provides Australian soldiers the opportunity to enhance marksmanship skills without firing real bullets.

  • I Corps troops visit historic WWII memorial during Talisman Sabre

    Aug 24, 2015

    A lone house sits on top of a hill amongst a suburb of Brisbane. It is a house like any other house on the block; one where you would expect a small family to reside. But inside the house lies a secret history. Six members of I Corps intelligence community took a break from Talisman Sabre 15 to visit the Central Bureau Headquarters for Australian and American cryptologists during WWII under Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

  • ALA Hawaii Show fuels local food products worldwide

    Aug 24, 2015

    It started 18 years ago with about a handful of businesses and a desire make local products more readily available to Hawaii's military community.

  • 2nd SBCT Soldiers Honored for Community Service

    Aug 24, 2015

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii -- Four Soldiers from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, were recognized during the Joint Venture Education Forum at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in Kapolei, Hawaii, Aug. 20, for their hard work, commitment and dedication working with Hawaii schools.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade conducts change of responsibility

    Aug 23, 2015

    The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division held a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 4 at the Carey Fitness Center on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Army Command Post Wi-Fi demo in Hawaii supports expeditionary comms

    Aug 20, 2015

    Just like most American homes are shedding cables in favor of wireless technologies, the Army too is in the process of introducing Wi-Fi and 4G LTE to its command posts to improve the agility of its forces.

  • Soldiers train during air battle simulation

    Aug 20, 2015

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade conducted their second world-wide defense simulation exercise using netted remote terminal battle labs August 9-14.

  • 7th Infantry Division change of command

    Aug 19, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, commanding general, I Corps, passes the division colors to Maj. Gen. Thomas S. James, incoming commander of the 7th Infantry Division, during 7th Infantry Division's change of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 18. During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, outgoing commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division, relinquished command to James. The change of command signifies the unit's change of leadership. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 19, 2015

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) is participating in Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 17 - 28.

  • Eighth Army's Secret Weapon: The Korean Service Corps

    Aug 18, 2015

    Desperately clinging to their last vestige of a secure defensive front at the Pusan Perimeter, Eighth Army Commander Lt. Gen. Walton H. Walker knew he had to find some form of reprieve for his men in the foxholes.

  • Despite Army reductions, Corps of Engineers hiring in Alaska

    Aug 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District is seeking qualified candidates in a variety of technical areas despite Army force reduction in Alaska.

  • Pacific troops keep Sgt. Audie Murphy's legacy alive

    Aug 18, 2015

    "You lead from the front." - Sgt. Audie Murphy.

  • Deadline for new cyber military occupational specialty applications looms

    Aug 17, 2015

    The Army is looking for Soldiers, who want to sign on as part of the cyber branch.

  • Pacific engineers, PACOM commander celebrate joint success, tradition

    Aug 13, 2015

    To celebrate the engineers' heritage and joint accomplishments throughout the Pacific theater, the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command hosted its first luau at the Hale Koa here, Aug. 7.

  • 25th CAB and USAG-Hawaii vs. the Wildland Fire

    Aug 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's wildland firefighters battled a stubborn fire that filled Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa and nearby communities with a pall of smoke this week.

  • USACE Deploys to Support Typhoon Soudelor Relief Efforts

    Aug 12, 2015

    In support of the Governor, local responders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) personnel deployed in early August to support recovery efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI).

  • Hospital Wing Dedicated to Soldier who Displayed Selfless Service

    Aug 11, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army describes Selfless Service as putting the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates above your own.

  • Cadet District Engineer Training Offers Summer USACE Experience

    Aug 11, 2015

    The Honolulu District hosted two U.S. Army Cadets during July as part of the Cadet District Engineer Program (CDEP). This program allows West Point and ROTC Cadets an opportunity to gain first-hand construction and engineering experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). CDEP Cadets are generally assigned for several weeks of training during summer break at USACE Districts to work on civil, mechanical, electrical, or environmental engineering projects. The program exposes them to USACE missions and helps them explore potential active duty opportunities within the U.S. Army Engineer Branch profession.

  • August is antiterrorism awareness month

    Aug 10, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- August is the U.S. Army's sixth annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. U.S. Army Garrision Yongsan has actively worked with the tenant units' Antiterrorism Officers (ATOs) to provide them AT tools, brochures and pamphlets to distribute throughout their units. To get the message out to the USAG-Yongsan Community, displays will be setup at the main post exchange and the commissary throughout the month. People will be able to receive information and brochures on Antiterrorism and how they can make a difference in mitigating the threat.

  • 4204th USAH brings medical skills to TAMC

    Aug 10, 2015

    Thirty-two Army Reservists from the 4204th U.S. Army Hospital from Kansas provided patient care at Tripler Army Medical Center and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, July 11-24.

  • Working dog competition tests skills, builds camaraderie

    Aug 7, 2015

    ilitary and police working dog teams went nose to nose while competing in the 2015 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Skills Challenge, hosted by the 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, July 27-31.

  • Honolulu Mayor's Office, 8th TSC partner to help homeless veterans

    Aug 7, 2015

    The Honolulu's Mayor's Office partnered with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to handout information to the homeless veterans in the area about the 2015 Veterans Stand Down at the Beretania Community Park Aug. 6.

  • Regional Health Command- Pacific takes on a "Move to Health"

    Aug 7, 2015

    HONOLULU -- A total of 40 medical personnel from Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC), Warrior Ohana Medical Home, and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) came together to participate in a three day "Move to Health" course, held here on August 4-6, 2015.

  • Pacific troops honored for 116 years of service

    Aug 7, 2015

    After more than 116 years of combined Army service, five leaders from 8th Theater Sustainment Command were honored at a Celebration of Service Retirement Ceremony Aug. 6 at Richardson Theater here.

  • 403rd Army Field Support Brigade supports KRF

    Aug 6, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, Korea -- The Army Field Support Battalion-Korea welcomed the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Black Jack) and the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment (Deep Strike) to Camp Casey, Korea, July 2, as the newest Korea Rotational Forces.

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Kwajalein Atoll, Garrison Commander

    Aug 5, 2015

    COL Michael M. Larsen took command of USAG-KA on 5 August 2015. The Change of Command ceremony was presided over by Dr. Christine Altendorf, Director, IMCOM-Pacific.

  • Eighth Army, Korean Partners Role out Red Carpet for Korean War Vets

    Aug 4, 2015

    The Pusan Perimeter, the Battle of the Chosin River, and the Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River are just a few of the most intense and hard-fought battles that took place during the Korean War. During those three clashes alone an estimated 88,000 United Nations forces gave their lives to fend off the communist invasion.

  • Sustainers join Pacific Ohana after 8-year mission deviation

    Aug 4, 2015

    In October 2006, the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, originally scheduled for activation at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, was activated at Balad Air Base, Iraq, due to mission requirements of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • TAMC nurse featured in 'The Women and the Waves 2'

    Aug 3, 2015

    Bagalso is one of six women who will be featured in the film, "The Women and the Waves 2," directed and produced by Heather Hudson. Bagalso has been a nurse anesthetist at TAMC since August 2011. She recently commissioned into the 1984th United States Army Hospital Detachment, Hawaii, U.S. Army Reserve in March 2015 and is serving as a 1st lieutenant.

  • For those still unsure, Army defines 'online misconduct'

    Aug 3, 2015

    If Soldiers were still unsure of what bad behavior looks like online, the Army clarified it for them in an "All Army Activities" message -- commonly called an ALARACT -- that went out force-wide last week.

  • 599th changes command onboard Missouri

    Jul 29, 2015

    Col. Shannon C. Cox relinquished command of the 599th Transportation Brigade to Col. James M. Smith in a change of command ceremony July 23 on the fantail deck of the Battleship Missouri Memorial here.

  • RHC-P CG meets with the Armed Forces (India) Director of Medical Services

    Jul 29, 2015

    HONOLULU -- Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commanding General, Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) met with Lt. Gen. B.K. Chopra, Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services (India), and other the top medical leaders from the Indian Armed Forces Medical Services, to discuss the best practices for using the U.S. Military Healthcare System model to improve quality of care, the impacts of the Performance Triad on the overall health of Soldiers, the potential to see Armed Forces Medical Services (India) providers receive training at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDD C&S), and how to increase access to care for Indian Armed Forces Service Members, family members and retirees, on July 29, 2015, at the RHC-P Headquarters.

  • "No Tobacco Day" make steps to tobacco free military base

    Jul 29, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 30, 2015) -- The "No Tobacco Day" campaign was held July 24 in support of U.S. Army Medical Department Activities-Japan and the Camp Zama Army Wellness Center, at the Camp Zama Main Exchange parking lot.

  • USARPAC Commanding General Tours Historic Bldg. T-112

    Jul 28, 2015

    The Honolulu District was honored today to host a site visit for U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks and his staff at the Corps' Bldg. T-112 Renovation Project on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle. Building T-112, built in 1907 and also known as Dunning Hall, is an important structure that is a key part of the Palm Circle National Historic Landmark District.

  • Sea Dragons conduct AMDPCS training, tests future software

    Jul 28, 2015

    Soldiers with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, conducted an air and missile defense planning control system training exercise, July 13 to 24, 2015, at Shafter Flats, Hawaii.

  • Pacific culinary Soldiers advance skills

    Jul 28, 2015

    Food service Soldiers from 25th Infantry Division and 8th Theater Sustainment Command participated in the Advanced Culinary Arts Training Program at Bronco Dining Facility here, July 7-23.

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

    Jul 24, 2015

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

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

    Jul 24, 2015

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

  • Sea Dragons provide feedback to ordnance CSM

    Jul 24, 2015

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

  • Joint training exercise validates unit for CRF

    Jul 24, 2015

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, were validated as a Contingency Response Force during a joint training exercise with the 30th Arial Support Squadron, out of Niagara Falls, N.Y., July 21, 2015, at Hickam Airfield.

  • MEDDAC-J gives training in food handling

    Jul 23, 2015

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

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

    Jul 23, 2015

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

  • USARPAC welcomes Chief of Staff to One Team Ohana

    Jul 23, 2015

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

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

    Jul 23, 2015

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

  • Marines sharpen mountaineering skills in Alaska

    Jul 22, 2015

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

  • EOD teams compete in annual USARPAC TOY competition

    Jul 22, 2015

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

  • USAG Japan holds change of command ceremony

    Jul 21, 2015

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

  • Pacific Harbormaster Soldiers act as HUB in CJLOTS

    Jul 21, 2015

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

  • I Corps hosts JBLM community partnership tour

    Jul 20, 2015

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

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

    Jul 20, 2015

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

  • Talisman Sabre means commitment, I Corps commander says

    Jul 19, 2015

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

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

    Jul 17, 2015

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

  • Crucial Pacific Rim partner honors America's fallen

    Jul 17, 2015

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

  • Kitchen Contribution

    Jul 17, 2015

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

  • Open Forum for Interagency Day for TS 15

    Jul 17, 2015

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

  • I Corps Soldiers experience Australian Weaponry for TS 15

    Jul 17, 2015

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

  • Lt. Gen. Charles W. Bagnal

    Jul 17, 2015

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

  • 1-1 Air Defense Artillary Brigade

    Jul 17, 2015

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

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

    Jul 16, 2015

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

  • ACS celebrates its 50th birthday poolside

    Jul 15, 2015

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

  • Commanding generals change during ceremony

    Jul 14, 2015

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

  • Gone but not forgotten

    Jul 14, 2015

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

  • SHARP color run builds esprit de corps

    Jul 13, 2015

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

  • 'Read to the Rhythm'

    Jul 13, 2015

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

  • OPM announces steps to protect workers from cyber threats

    Jul 13, 2015

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

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

    Jul 13, 2015

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

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

    Jul 13, 2015

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

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

    Jul 11, 2015

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

  • Parachuting successfully into Australia requires timing, teamwork

    Jul 10, 2015

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

  • USAG-KA Medical and Dental Facilities and Services

    Jul 10, 2015

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

  • I Corps Soldiers pay respect at TS 15

    Jul 10, 2015

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

  • I Corps Soldiers PT Australian Style

    Jul 10, 2015

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

  • I Corps Soldiers experience Australian culture

    Jul 10, 2015

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

  • Hawaii chemical soldiers complete mission in CENTCOM AOR

    Jul 10, 2015

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

  • Paratroopers bring unique capability to Australia exercise

    Jul 9, 2015

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

  • U.S. Army Pacific announces force structure decisions

    Jul 9, 2015

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

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

    Jul 9, 2015

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

  • US service members head Down Under for Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 8, 2015

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

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

    Jul 8, 2015

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

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

    Jul 7, 2015

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

  • CSM Binford, 8th TSCs 5th CSM

    Jul 7, 2015

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

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

    Jul 6, 2015

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

  • Chapel builds international bonds

    Jul 6, 2015

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

  • USARPAC bids farewell to Ulses; welcomes Fenton

    Jul 4, 2015

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

  • 1st ABCT cases colors, leaves behind a legacy

    Jul 2, 2015

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

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Transitions to 25th Infantry Division

    Jul 1, 2015

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

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

    Jul 1, 2015

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

  • I Corps join combined forces at Exercise Talisman Sabre

    Jun 30, 2015

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

  • PRMC Command Team visits Bangladesh Army Leaders

    Jun 29, 2015

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

  • Forward-deployed artillery brigade changes command in Korea

    Jun 28, 2015

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

  • Start of the Korean War remembered

    Jun 26, 2015

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

  • U.S., Vietnamese veterans dedicate memorial

    Jun 25, 2015

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

  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    Jun 24, 2015

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