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  • Triad goes into Week 5

    Jul 24, 2014

    Think about what motivates you to live a healthier lifestyle.

  • Students head back to class, Aug. 1

    Jul 24, 2014

    It may be hard to believe, but back-to-school season is here!

  • Wounded warriors surf with celebrities

    Jul 24, 2014

    Learning to surf is on the bucket list of many Soldiers who get stationed in Hawaii.

  • US Army Pacific welcomes senior enlisted advisor

    Jul 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Pacific, change of responsibility ceremony formally introduces Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Lambert as the USARPAC senior enlisted advisor, July 24 on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle.

  • SAF, 'Cacti' partner for Tiger Balm 14

    Jul 24, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Singapore and the United States conducted a live-fire exercise together, here, at Schofield Barracks, July 22-23, 2014, during Exercise Tiger Balm 14.

  • Camp Zama community members learn to speak Japanese

    Jul 23, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23 2014) -- Several of Camp Zama's community members gathered at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area library on July 22 for an opportunity to learn conversational Japanese from a native speaker, here.

  • Pacific Theater's senior Army logistics command changes leadership

    Jul 23, 2014

    The Pacific Theater's senior Army logistics unit changed leadership July 23, on Schofield Barracks' Hamilton Field. Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons relinquished command of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III during the ceremony hosted by Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the U.S. Army Pacific commander.

  • Rocket Battalion lights up the sky

    Jul 22, 2014

    CHEOLWON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a Field Training Exercise June 6 -- 20 at Rocket Valley, near Cheolwon, South Korea.

  • 35th CSSB hosts bilateral "Friendship Luau"

    Jul 22, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23, 2014) -- The "Bilateral Friendship Luau" hosted by the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion on July 19 at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area brought several Camp Zama and Japanese community member together, here.

  • Atropian Phoenix demonstrates integrated CBRNE operations

    Jul 21, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command, the U.S. Army's only formation tasked with integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive ordnance disposal operations, demonstrated its readiness, agility and adaptability during Exercise Atropian Phoenix in June, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • South Korean troops participate in CBRN exercise

    Jul 21, 2014

    Soldiers from the Republic of Korea Army participated in Exercise Atropian Phoenix at this Mojave Desert training facility this week.

  • Warrior Friendship Week day three

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division celebrate Warrior Friendship Week on Camp Casey, South Korea. The week kicked off with a three-mile division run, followed by a day full of sporting events and friendly competition all leading to the division semifinals and finals that will determine the winners for each sport. Warrior Friendship Week is a long-standing tradition that continues to build unit cohesion and strengthen the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States.

  • Typhoon Neoguri hits Okinawa

    Jul 18, 2014

    OKINAWA, Japan (July 18, 2014) -- On July 8 the forecasted category five typhoon Neoguri hit Okinawa; however, during the evening hours before the typhoon reached shore, it was downgraded to category three.

  • 20th CBRNE integrates into decisive action training

    Jul 17, 2014

    Units from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are integrating into decisive action training rotations at the U.S. Army combat training centers.

  • 94th AAMDC Welcomes New Commander

    Jul 17, 2014

    The Soldiers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Daniel Karbler and welcomed Col. (P) Eric Sanchez as the new commander of the 94th AAMDC in a Change of Command Ceremony, on the historic Palm Circle, here, June 27.

  • Soldiers kick it at Taekwondo camp

    Jul 15, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Taewondo is a much beloved form of traditional martial arts that combines various acts of agility with incredible speed and powerful kicks. Since the year 2000, Taekwondo has become one of the official games in the Olympics.

  • Sustaining the readiness and training in the Republic of Korea

    Jul 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army recently deployed its first two rotational units to the Korean Theater of Operations. Their operational readiness, and the readiness of warfighting units already on the peninsula, is paramount and is a major focus of logisticians throughout the theater as we focus on our ability to "fight tonight."

  • Tripler hosts People's Republic of China members during visit

    Jul 15, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (center-left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano (center-right), PRMC and TAMC Senior Enlisted Advisor, hosted Senior Captain Sun Tao (center), People's Republic of China, People's Liberation Army (Navy), along with 60 medical staff during a medical capabilities exchange July 8, 2014 at TAMC following a U.S. envoy tour of the Peace Ark.

  • Blue Geronimo inducts Honorary Command Sergeant Major

    Jul 15, 2014

    Born and raised in Kansas City, Kan., Command Sgt. Maj. Bernie Knight, retired, served four years in the Marine Corps before enlisting in the Army in 1987 as an infantry rifleman.

  • Soldiers participate in Eighth Army Best Medic Competition 2014

    Jul 15, 2014

    Soldiers participate in Eighth Army Best Medic Competition 2014

  • Battalions of 1st Signal Brigade conduct 'fiber university' training

    Jul 14, 2014

    The 36th Signal Battalion and 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the 1st Signal Brigade conducted joint fiber optics training at Camp Humphreys, South Korea July 8-11.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center participates in RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 14, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) sits atop the Moanaloa Ridge nestled between U.S. hospital ship USNS Mercy (right) (T-AH 19) and Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) hospital ship Peace Ark (left) (T-AH 886) as seen from the shore at Ford Island. Both ships are in Pearl Harbor taking part in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) on July 11, 2014. TAMC took part in the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Medical Response portion of the exercise.

  • Exercise Tiger Balm 2014 kicks off in Hawaii

    Jul 14, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment "Cacti," 3nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, welcomed Singapore Army soldiers to Hawaii during the opening ceremony for Tiger Balm 2014 at Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 14, 2014.

  • Army mariners, aviators conduct medical, logistics ops with New Zealand navy

    Jul 12, 2014

    Army mariners from the 163rd Transportation Detachment and the 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment, joined their 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, U.S. Navy and New Zealand Navy comrades during operations designed to strengthen working relationships July 10-11, 2014, as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Army-green gets greener: USARPAC Soldiers test clean energy sources during RIMPAC

    Jul 11, 2014

    Soldiers setup a variety of clean-energy power-producing equipment such as wind-turbines, solar panels, a solar shade, and even used a hydrogen-powered car to generate enough power for 350 people located at a training area on Ford Island, Hawaii, taking part in the Rim of the Pacific 2014 training exercise, being held from June 26 to Aug. 1, 2014.

  • US Army Pacific honors Gen. Park Seon Woo

    Jul 11, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific Commanding General met with Republic of Korea Army Gen. Park, Seon Woo, 24th Deputy Commander of Combined Forces Command for an Honor Ceremony held for Park at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 11. The United States and South Korea has held an alliance for more than 61 years. The partnership between the two nations continues to grow as Brooks and Park discuss ways to assist each other

  • WANTED - Special Agents: CID launches online application portal

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, part of which features an online application process aimed at recruiting qualified Soldiers to become CID Special Agents.

  • Army watercraft supports 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Marines during RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

    Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold A. Clinger, got underway from its home port July 2, 2014, to conduct the first of eight surface lifts between Kaneohe Bay and Kawaihae Harbor, Hawaii, in support of the 3rd Marine Regiment as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • CARA validates heavy expeditionary laboratory

    Jul 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army activity that analyzes and remediates Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive threats validated its heavy expeditionary laboratory capability at Fort Irwin, California, during Exercise Atropian Phoenix.

  • Security Assistance Command delivers bridges to Nepal for humanitarian assistance

    Jul 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command delivered four Acrow Roadway Bridges to the country of Nepal through its Foreign Military Sales program. The bridges are in preparation to support future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief within their region.

  • Town hall stresses personal communications over digital

    Jul 9, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians from units of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) held a town hall in the old dining facility, here, Wednesday.

  • Harbormaster troops demonstrate expeditionary capability during RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

    The 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment and 73rd Signal Company set up the Harbormaster Command and Control Center at Ford Island, Hawaii, July 8, 2014, to provide command and control of watercraft assets in surface/vertical lift, casualty evacuation, and Logistics over the Shore operations during the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Discipline and service on the forefront of mentorship

    Jul 8, 2014

    Where does the senior enlisted advisor for the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division draw his inspiration and mentorship from in order to prepare him to provide professional and inspirational leadership to a brigade of more than 4,000 Soldiers?

  • PRMC Celebrates U.S. Army Medical Service Corps' 97th Birthday

    Jul 7, 2014

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) celebrate U.S. Army Medical Service Corps' 97th birthday on June 30, 2014 at TAMC, Hawaii.

  • Tripler leaders promote Armed Forces Voting Week

    Jul 7, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), along with Command Sergeant Major, Robert Luciano, Senior Enlisted Advisor for TAMC and PRMC, fill out their Federal Post Card Applications (FPCA) on June 30 at TAMC, to raise awareness for Armed Forces Voting Week.

  • Army watercraft supporting Pacific 'pivot'

    Jul 7, 2014

    Because many Asian allies are peninsular or island nations, U.S. and allied planners across the Pacific are deploying Army watercraft for use during exercises, humanitarian relief missions and for potential contingency missions.

  • Service Members and Private Organizations working in tandem

    Jul 7, 2014

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - As the summer season in Alaska continues in full gear and Soldiers here seek the adventure that is unique to "The Last Frontier," they have to be cautious of gifts and endorsements they may be offered for their service to our country.

  • 94th AAMDC Change of Command: Col. Eric Sanchez follows Brig. Gen. Dan Karbler

    Jul 3, 2014

    The Soldiers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Daniel Karbler and welcomed Col. (P) Eric Sanchez as the new commander of the 94th AAMDC in a Change of Command Ceremony, on the historic Palm Circle field, June 27.

  • 8th TSC honors 205 years of combined service

    Jul 2, 2014

    Nine Soldiers representing more than 205 years of combined service in the Profession of Arms were honored along with their families during the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's quarterly retirement ceremony held at Hamilton Field, here, June 27.

  • 'Centurions' welcome PSD team home

    Jul 2, 2014

    During the late hours of June 24 a 10-staff personal security detachment team from the 57th Military Police Company, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, boarded passenger vans at the Honolulu International Airport en route, here, to receive a welcome home from "Centurion" Soldiers.

  • 1st Signal Brigade welcomes new CSM at change of responsibility ceremony

    Jul 2, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade held its Change of Responsibility Ceremony at USAG Yongsan's Knight Field June 25.

  • Independence Day 2014

    Jul 2, 2014

  • Building partnerships, projects through humanitarian civic action

    Jul 2, 2014

    Mongolian, Republic of India, and U.S. forces are participated in the Engineering Civic Action Program portion of Exercise Khaan Quest 2014, June 18-29.

  • Readiness begins with YOU

    Jul 1, 2014

    This month marks our nation's 238th birthday, and while that might seem like a long time, we're still young compared to many countries around the world. What's helped set us apart and make us a global power in just a couple centuries, however, has been the dedicated service and sacrifice of our military members. Thank you for what you do every day to ensure our freedoms endure!

  • Gen. Dempsey talks to USARPAC Soldiers at Historic Palm Circle

    Jul 1, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- Soldiers and leaders filled several sets of bleachers at Historic Palm Circle as Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addressed the audience during a town hall meeting June 30. Dempsey's trip to U.S. Army Pacific's Headquarters for a town hall meeting was sparked by his arrival for the beginning Rim of Pacific 2014 Exercise, one of the largest international maritime exercises. The meeting provided him a chance to listen to Soldiers' concerns in the Pacific and answer questions related to those concerns.

  • Army watercraft, divers, sustainment troops to participate in RIMPAC 2014

    Jun 30, 2014

    Hawaii-based Army watercraft assets, divers and sustainment troops are set to play major roles in surface/vertical lift, casualty evacuation, and Logistics over the Shore operations during the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise, June 26 through Aug. 1, 2014.

  • South Korean troops participate in CBRN exercise

    Jun 27, 2014

    Soldiers from the Republic of Korea Army participated in Exercise Atropian Phoenix at Fort Irwin, California, this week.

  • EOD leader, triple amputee earns DOD master rating badge

    Jun 26, 2014

    In April 2012, Staff Sgt. Chris Walker, a former team leader with the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 303rd EOD Battalion, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was hit with an improvised explosive device during a post-blast investigation in Afghanistan.

  • 70th BSB Mentorship Run

    Jun 26, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Female Soldiers from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participate in the battalion mentorship run June 27, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The run was organized to build esprit de corps among the Soldiers.

  • Army civilians fabricate protective hardware for communications-electronics systems

    Jun 24, 2014

    Fabric Workers Phyllis Miller and David Smith inspect two backpack prototypes designed to support the tactical radio mission.

  • Alaska Guard continues partnership with Mongolian armed forces

    Jun 24, 2014

    Approximately 100 Alaska National Guard members arrived in Mongolia to participate in Exercise Khaan Quest 2014, scheduled to take place until July 1, at Five Hills Training Area, and in the city of Ulaanbaatar.

  • Exercise Khaan Quest 2014 begins in Mongolia

    Jun 24, 2014

    Hundreds of service members and distinguished guests from U.S. Army Pacific and surrounding countries gathered for the Khaan Quest 2014 opening ceremony, held at the Mongolian Armed Forces Peace Support Operations Training Center at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, June 20, 2014.

  • 41st Signal Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jun 23, 2014

    The 41st Signal Battalion hosted a change of command ceremony June 16 to mark the change of Battalion leadership of the "First Brigade's Best" at the soccer field across from Burke Towers.

  • 6th Bn. 37th FA Regt. conducts Live Fire Exercise

    Jun 23, 2014

    CHEOLWON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducts a Live Fire Exercise June 20, 2014 in Rocket Valley, Cheolwon, South Korea.

  • Alaskan Stryker welcome new commander

    Jun 23, 2014

    "For the strength of the wolf is the pack and the strength of the pack is the wolf," -Rudyard Kipling. That quote is the mantra of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Arctic Wolves. Maj. Gen. Michael Shields, U.S. Army Alaska commanding general, told the audience that Col. Brian Reed will forever be a part of the Arctic Wolf legacy during a change of command ceremony June 19th where Reed transferred command authority to Col. Donn H. Hill.

  • Consular Corps visits Tripler

    Jun 23, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center welcomed approximately 15 members of the Consular Corps of Hawaii, which represents 37 Countries and several local organizations and individuals that contribute to an enhanced quality of life in the State of Hawaii, during a visit to TAMC June 23, 2014. During their visit, members received a mission and capabilities brief, toured the hospital and met with leaders to include Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • Scaparrotti speaks at inaugural Humphreys graduation

    Jun 22, 2014

    With much anticipation, the first Humphreys High School Commencement Celebration was held, June 4, where the 31-member senior class became the first to graduate from the school. The class is made up of future Armed Forces Service Members, health professionals, architects, computer scientists, engineers, scientists, criminologists, CEOs, and even three teachers. Most have plans to attend four-year universities and have already been accepted at colleges all across the United States. Prior to the 2013-14 school year, high school students from Camp Humphreys attended school at Osan American High School, on Osan Air Base, about 30 minutes away.

  • US Army Pacific Celebration of Service

    Jun 21, 2014

    Two officers and an NCO from the U.S. Army Pacific highlighted the command's first collective 'Celebration of Service' ceremony, held Thursday evening on Historic Palm Circle, honoring over 74 years of combined service to the Nation

  • Engineers complete nine-month Afghanistan mission, return to families in Hawaii

    Jun 20, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- One hundred and eighty-eight Soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion met tears, hugs, and kisses from their friends and families, June 20, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, after completing a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 1/25th SBCT Change of Command

    Jun 20, 2014

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division held a Change of Command ceremony June 19 at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

  • NCO 'backbone' a force multiplier for Nepalese Army

    Jun 20, 2014

    Through the Regional Partnership Program, U.S. Army Alaska and its partnering nations are able to take full advantage of a number of training opportunities that will help further cultivate these growing relationships.

  • Schofield Barracks Health Clinic Change of Command

    Jun 20, 2014

    Schofield Barracks Health Clinic

  • ROK-US Army bond at Memorial Park

    Jun 19, 2014

    Soldiers from the United States Army's 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and Republic of Korea Army's 5th Logistics Support Command cleaned up the Apsan memorial park in recognition of ROK remembrance month, June 18.

  • 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Saipan

    Jun 19, 2014

    Current service members, World War II veterans, and community leaders honored the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Saipan by attending a parade and a wreath-laying commemoration ceremony held at American Memorial Park in Saipan June 15.

  • MEDDAC-Japan conducts Change of Command

    Jun 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Japan conducted a change of command ceremony where Col. Vivian Hutson relinquished command to Col. Thirsa Martinez during an outdoor ceremony at Yano Field, Camp Zama, Japan on June 17, 2014. Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center hosted the event attended by top U.S. Army leaders based in Japan and other local civilian dignitaries.

  • Fourth of July Spectacular features new attractions

    Jun 17, 2014

    The Fourth of July Spectacular, here, at Weyand, Desiderio and Sills fields will feature new attractions this year, including the headline attraction, rock band Third Eye Blind.

  • USARPAC celebrates Army's 239th birthday during Pacific Theater Army Week

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Pacific celebrated the Army's 239th birthday with Pacific Theater Army Week, a series of command and community events across the Pacific region culminating with a formal birthday commemoration June 9 through 13.

  • MEDDAC-Japan welcomes new commander

    Jun 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June, 18 2014) -- U.S. Army Medical Department Activity- Japan welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony June 17 on Yano Field behind the Yano Fitness Center, here.

  • 45th Sust. Bde. hosts CMRE volleyball tourney

    Jun 16, 2014

    The Surgeon Cell of the 45th Sustainment Brigade - CENTCOM Materiel Recovery Element hosted the first iteration of what is hoped to be a quarterly "Lightning Support Volleyball Tournament" on June 12 at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • Commission seeks service members' compensation preferences

    Jun 16, 2014

    The commission tasked by President Barack Obama and Congress to modernize military compensation and benefits programs is seeking input from service members on their preferences.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center combats homelessness

    Jun 16, 2014

    On the dawn of the Army's 239th Birthday, Oahu area Soldiers, along with community partners rolled up their sleeves to serve the island's most needy neighbors -- Hawaii's homeless.

  • Tripler graduates 121 healthcare professionals during commencement ceremony

    Jun 16, 2014

    The newest batch of healthcare professionals, 121 in total, have graduated from Tripler's Graduate Health Education program on Friday, June 13, 2014 during a commencement ceremony at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC).

  • JED host 20th annual safety day event

    Jun 16, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June 17, 2014) -- The Japanese Engineering District held their 20th annual "Safety Day" event on June 13, here.

  • USARPAC announces NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jun 16, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- Top U.S. Army Soldiers and non-commissioned officers from across the Pacific joined June 9 through 13 to compete at the 2014 U.S. Army Pacific Warrior Challenge in hopes of earning the title of USARPAC NCO and Soldier of the Year. Participants were each selected amongst their peers throughout the Pacific region, and were winners at their own local levels of competition. USARPAC's NCO of the Year is Staff Sgt. Adam White, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-501 Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade 25th Inf. Div., Fort Richardson, Alaska. The Soldier of the year is Spc. Thomas Boyd, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade.

  • Eighth Army celebrates United States Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

    Eighth Army celebrated the U.S. Army's 239th Birthday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul June 6.

  • Legendary Korean War veteran visits battlefield after 63 years

    Jun 12, 2014

    Retired Col. Ramon M. Padilla, a Korean War veteran, visited Hill 296 in Yeoju, South Korea, June 5, 2014, to reminisce about his participation in a battle there 63 years ago.

  • Retired General and Sergeant Major of the Army visit 1st Signal Brigade

    Jun 12, 2014

    Soldiers, noncommissioned officers, officers and leadership of the 1st Signal Brigade and its 41st Signal Battalion held a leadership professional development event at the USAG Yongsan multi-purpose theater facility June 6.

  • Band Soldier uses bilingual skills, music to strengthen bonds with Japanese community

    Jun 11, 2014

    "Thank you for saving me that day." Sgt. Cameron Blackhurst, assigned to the U.S. Army Japan Band, at Camp Zama, Japan, was told those words by a tearful Japanese woman after he, along with other band members, put on a concert at Showa Kinen Park on the outskirts of Tokyo, in November 2013.

  • US Forces conduct JFEX in The Last Frontier

    Jun 11, 2014

    More than 400 Paratroopers and Airmen participated in a large scale exercise at Fort Greely, Alaska, June 7-10, 2014. The Joint Forcible Entry Exercise (JFEX) included an airborne jump and trained Paratroopers to get on the ground quickly and efficiently.

  • Distracted driving: an Armywide hazard

    Jun 11, 2014

    In January 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center released a 19-question survey tailored specifically for respondents to report their perceptions of distracted driving, awareness of hazards and potential legal implications, and whether they have knowingly participated in any activity that distracted them while driving. A random sample of 1,099 Soldiers was selected for the survey, and some findings are outlined below.

  • Warrior Challenge 2014 Soldier and NCO of the Year competition

    Jun 11, 2014

    The 2014 U.S. Army Pacific Warrior Challenge (WC14) began with 17 professional Soldiers competing against one another in hopes of earning the title of USARPAC Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • 8th TSC troops prepare for Pacific Theater Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team mission

    Jun 11, 2014

    More than half the people in the world call the Pacific region home, and history reflects extremely high odds that each of their lives will be impacted in some way by a natural disaster. Typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones, floods and mudslides characterize the region's past and realistically loom over its future, creating a constant need for readiness and partnership across the massive theater. "At the most basic level we're all humans, and we want to be prepared and able to help other humans in distress," said Col. John Ellis, the officer in charge of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's newly-formed Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team.

  • 1st Signal Brigade bids farewell to 251st Signal Detachment at Deactivation Ceremony

    Jun 10, 2014

    The 251st Signal Detachment of the 1st Signal Brigade encased its guidon and officially deactivated from the Regular Army at USAG Yongsan's multi-purpose theater facility June 6.

  • Korean American shares experiences during Fort Gordon observance

    Jun 9, 2014

    The 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical) hosted Fort Gordon's command program May 29 in Alexander Hall. "Mr. Eugene Yu is living the American dream," Edmonson said. "His is the life of an immigrant who came to the United States with nothing more than a dream and the promise of opportunity. The Yu family immigrated from South Korea to Augusta over 40 years ago and Eugene has called Georgia home ever since."

  • Spur Ride tests Soldiers' physical and mental capabilities

    Jun 9, 2014

    The 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, held a traditional spur ride on Fort Wainwright, Alaska June 5, with nearly 80 Soldiers participating in an effort to earn their spurs under the Order of the Spur, a tradition that reaches back to the beginning of the Cavalry. Earning their spurs identifies Cavalry troopers as experts in their profession of arms.

  • 'Performance Triad' fuels Soldiers' IRONMAN finish

    Jun 9, 2014

    The Army Medical Command recently rolled out the Performance Triad at bases throughout the Army in order to stress the importance of leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

  • 'EOD Team of the Year' emerges from USARPAC competition

    Jun 9, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The best explosive ordnance disposal teams from throughout United States Army Pacific gathered here to compete in USARPAC's EOD Team of the Year Competition held June 1 - 6.

  • Army, Coast Guard intel troops share experiences to increase harbor awareness

    Jun 9, 2014

    Intelligence troops from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command embraced the characteristics of their water-locked home by welcoming the opportunity to learn from their Coast Guard counterparts during a joint training here last month. The 15 Soldiers visited The Coast Guard Integrated Support Command to increase their knowledge of threats to the Honolulu Harbor, and learn best practices for gathering information, developing threat assessments and briefing commanders of possible vulnerabilities in the area.

  • Ready Battalion headquarters maintains readiness with FTX

    Jun 9, 2014

    When the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion deploys to support exercises, it is usually the line companies that spend time in the field leaving Headquarters and Headquarters Company in place to support daily operations and provide higher command.

  • 6-17th Cavalry Regiment begins deployment to South Korea

    Jun 9, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON- The Department of the Army has approved the rotational deployment of the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, to Camp Humphreys, South Korea within the month of June.

  • Enlightened training

    Jun 9, 2014

    For the last 25 years, chaplains and chaplains' assistants throughout U.S. Army Pacific have come together annually to participate in some devotion, prayer and like all Soldiers, training. More than 80 combined USARPAC chaplains and chaplains' assistants attended the Chaplaincy Annual Sustainment Training held at the Joseph Estabrook Chapel on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii from June 5-6.

  • 304th ESB Supports 2ID at Camp Red Cloud

    Jun 6, 2014

    Soldiers from the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, traveled from Camp Humphreys to Camp Red Cloud to provide tactical signal support for the 2nd Infantry Division May 28.

  • Honolulu declares June 14th Army Day

    Jun 6, 2014

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Pacific attended a "United State Army Day" proclamation hosted by City and County of Honolulu. The event was held June 5 at Honolulu Hale in Honolulu.

  • Soldier is first female to complete JOTC

    Jun 6, 2014

    A female Soldier from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, became the first female to complete the Jungle Operations Training Course as an infantryman when she graduated from the course, June 2, 2014.

  • Eighth Army to celebrate 70th anniversary in June

    Jun 5, 2014

    The top U.S. Army formation in South Korea, Eighth Army will celebrate its 70th anniversary on June 10, 2014.

  • Air Cav Soldiers Earn their Spurs for the first time in Korea

    Jun 5, 2014

    For 4-6 ARS, an air cavalry squadron that flies OH-58D Kiowa helicopters, the event was a last "hoorah" before wrapping up its nine-month tour on the peninsula before returning to their home station on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. With this rhyme on their lips and a packed rucksack on their backs, about 60 troopers of the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, participated in a Spur Ride, May 21-22, in Chungcheong Province, South Korea.

  • "Our desire for peace will never cease" NNSC hosts annual Spring Reception

    Jun 5, 2014

    Story and photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman 210 FA BDE Public Affairs PANMUNJEOM, South Korea --The Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission invited delegates and ambassadors from all over the world to join them in their annual Spring Reception at the Demilitarized Zone of the Joint Security Area in Panmunjeom, South Korea, May 16.

  • Engineer troops wrap-up mission as lead engineer element in Afghanistan

    Jun 5, 2014

    More than 100 Soldiers from the 130th Engineer Brigade's headquarters reunited with their families here Wed., after serving nine months as the Theater Engineer Brigade for Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit first deployed to Bagram Airfield in September 2013 and then moved to Kabul to support the International Security Assistance Forces by providing theater engineer capabilities to include the development of the Afghan National Army Engineer Force, ISAF construction projects, base realignment and closure operations, and route clearance missions.

  • Former leaders of the Army visit 210th FA Bde.

    Jun 4, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Former Chief of Staff of the United States Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan and former sergeant major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, visit the Thunder Inn dining facility, to have lunch with Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, June 4, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. During their meal, Soldiers had the opportunity to talk about current events and various policies within the Army.

  • Tripler hosts BASS Research Symposium

    Jun 4, 2014

    Graduate Medical Education students presented their Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Research projects to PRMC staff and their peers during a Research Symposium at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) on May 21, 2014.