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  • Soldiers help make life-sustaining facility a stronger team

    Sep 26, 2013

    The U.S. Pacific Command's Armed Services Blood Bank Center in Okinawa has a vital and important mission for the Department of Defense Pacific area of responsibility. It serves as the center of gravity for blood health support services operations in PACOM's area of responsibility while supporting over 175,000 service members, Department of Defense civilians, and dependents across the region.

  • Soldier in Japan defends title in mixed martial arts

    Sep 26, 2013

    It's fair to say that Spc. Jay Morton, a patriot missile operator maintainer assigned to Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment), lives a double life. By day he's a soft-spoken, hardworking, diligent soldier with his unit's patriot missile team.

  • MDA Live Fire Test Proves Mettle of THAAD Battery with Help from 94th AAMDC

    Sep 26, 2013

    KWAJALEIN ATOLL, REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS - The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, in conjunction with Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen from multiple combatant commands, successfully completed a complex missile defense flight test Sept. 10, 2013, resulting in the intercept of two medium-range ballistic missile targets.

  • 210th Fires Brigade make their own clouds

    Sep 26, 2013

    CHEOLWEON, Korea -- Soldiers from A Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted live fire qualification exercises in "Rocket Valley" near Cheolweon, South Korea Sept. 26. During the training, Soldiers from A Battery fired rockets from the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System side-by-side with the Republic of Korea Army. The Soldiers tested their equipment, developed crew cohesion, and built confidence in their skills. 210th Fires Bde. is committed to combined training opportunities with key regional military partners to build an increased combined capability to defend Korea. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • 'Air Defenders' sign proclamation

    Sep 26, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE -- Capt. Blake Benedict, commander of Battery C, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, signed a proclamation that commits his Air Defenders to teaching English to the students at a local Korean school here Sept. 12. The school principal, Suh, Yong-Ha, signed on behalf of the Songil Elementary School and welcomed the friendship of the U.S. service members.

  • 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial Ruck March

    Sep 26, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - Soldiers from the 194th CSSB take part in the 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial Ruck March on Camp Humphreys, Sept. 14. The ruck march was conducted in remembrance of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, in the World Trade Center, Pentagon and United Flight 93.

  • 2ID crews qualify with Multiple Launch Rocket System

    Sep 26, 2013

    CHEOLWEON, Korea -- Soldiers from B Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted live fire qualification exercises in "Rocket Valley" near Cheolweon, South Korea Sept. 25.

  • Keris Strike 2013 Command Post Exercise

    Sep 25, 2013

    The nations of Lanuland and Struland have a fragile peace, and have been separated by a demilitarized zone. Malaysia borders these countries on the north and east, and has combined with the U.S. to form the 6th Multinational Brigade in order to perform peacekeeping operations between the two countries. Just as a plan has been formed to end the conflict and phase out the DMZ, a terrible earthquake strikes Malaysia. The Malaysian military has to pull out of the 6th MNB, and the U.S. commits to helping our Malaysian partners.

  • Japanese, US soldiers run in annual race

    Sep 24, 2013

    Hundreds of runners, including more than 50 Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers, took part in the third annual Howard's Medical Army Base Race during a break in Operation Rising Thunder exercises, Sept. 21.

  • EOD Soldier breaks world record

    Sep 24, 2013

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- 1st Lt. Ashley Sorensen of the 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, based out of Schofield Barracks, attempted a new world record at the University of Hawaii-Manoa track today, by running a mile in 11 minutes, 6 seconds, while wearing a fully functional bomb disposal suit weighing more than 75 pounds

  • Eighth Army participates in annual NEO exercise

    Sep 23, 2013

    U.S. Forces Korea is holding its annual noncombatant evacuation exercise in South Korea this week.

  • Korean National Police visit Yongsan

    Sep 23, 2013

    Korean National Police take charge of the boundaries of the post by patrolling the area. As the garrison recognized the importance of their duty, the KNPs were given an opportunity to tour inside of what they guard.

  • Teacher builds alliance communication between KATUSAs, U.S. Soldiers

    Sep 23, 2013

    KATUSAs from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participate in English class given by Kandida Gendron, the spouse of Maj. Wayne Gendron, 70th BSB operations officer, in Casey education center on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Soldiers on Okinawa Train with IED Simulators

    Sep 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific Command instructors were on Okinawa last week training Soldiers from different units how to use Improvised Explosive Device Effects Simulation training kits.

  • ACAP sets Soldiers up for career success

    Sep 23, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Transitioning from military life back into the civilian world often is a stressful time for Soldiers.

  • Sappers prepare newest Soldiers for deployment

    Sep 23, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to the 570th Sapper Company conducted a five-day training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 16-20, 2013, that providing leadership with evaluations in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan next year.

  • 'Raiders Return' celebration welcomes back Stryker brigade

    Sep 23, 2013

    Soldiers from 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, took center stage as they marched in a parade and then joined residents and community members of the city of Lakewood, Wash., during a "Raiders Return" celebration, Sept. 15.

  • Torii Station hosts luau for spouses of deployed Service members on Okinawa

    Sep 23, 2013

    Rain could not dampen the spirits of the more than 240 people that turned out for the deployed Spouse Luau on Torii Station on Sept. 21, 2013.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • Pacific Army Reserve leaders converge on Oahu

    Sep 19, 2013

    The leadership teams of about 50 Army Reserve units across the Pacific converged at their 9th Mission Support Command headquarters here to learn and build camaraderie, Sep. 4-6.

  • Vietnam Veterans visit 1st Signal Brigade

    Sep 18, 2013

    Members of the 1st Signal Brigade Alumni Association, before travelling to Vietnam, stopped by here Sept. 11 - 13 to see how the current 1st Signal Brigade operates in today's Army. Soldiers from the 1st Signal Brigade held a welcome ceremony for the veterans at Commiskey's Community Activities Center. Stories, laughs and cake were shared between alumni members and current Soldiers.

  • Army Chief of Staff to Host Virtual Town Hall via Facebook

    Sep 18, 2013

  • Soldiers take tour with Royal Australian Navy

    Sep 18, 2013

    53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON) Soldiers take tour with Royal Australian Navy

  • Soldiers Update: MOUT training

    Sep 18, 2013

    Soldiers and Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces participate in Military Operations on Urban Terrain, or MOUT, training at the Yakima Training Center in Washington.

  • 'Tomahawks Challenge' a hit with 1-23 Inf. spouses

    Sep 18, 2013

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, held their first "Tomahawks Challenge" on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 13, 2013.

  • 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and Third Republic of Korea Army test compatibility of communic

    Sep 17, 2013

    Bravo Company, 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion participated in a joint signal demonstration with the Third Republic of Korea Army in Yongin City, South Korea Sept. 9.

  • 210th Fires Bde. taking steps to improve unit climate

    Sep 17, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, held a censor session for the females Soldiers of the brigade to discuss sexual harassment, sexual assault, equal opportunity, and any other topics or issues they might want to discuss at the Memorial Chapel on Camp Casey Sept. 16. 210th Fire Bde. goal is to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assaults by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • KATUSA soldier illustrates Korea-US alliance

    Sep 17, 2013

    CAMP WARRIOR, South Korea -- Private First Class Min Seob Lee said as a young boy growing up just outside of Seoul, he never really understood why there were American servicemen and women in his country.

  • HHC 516th Soldiers volunteer to fight back elementary school overgrowth

    Sep 17, 2013

    The dog days of summer had wound down and children that live on and near the installation made their way back to Major General William R. Shafter Elementary School, here, on August 5, the first day of school. The overgrown campus that greeted students and parents was surprising.

  • Japanese troops get a taste of American hospitality

    Sep 17, 2013

    During a break in training Sept. 15, several Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers at the Yakima Training Center for the annual Operation Rising Thunder exercise were invited to spend time with families in the Yakima community.

  • Gold Star moms to be honored

    Sep 17, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army officials invite the community to take part in honoring the mothers of fallen service members at a ceremony in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Sept. 29, at 11:30 a.m.

  • Knowing trouble indicators can help save lives

    Sep 17, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- We must watch signs.

  • Keris Strike 2013 Opening Ceremony

    Sep 17, 2013

    LAPANGAN TERBAND CAMP, Malaysia -- Members of the U.S. and Malaysian armies gathered together to begin Exercise Keris Strike 13 with a ceremony at Lapangan Terbang Camp, Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia the morning of Sept. 17. Maj. Gen. Dato Mohd Shukuri bin Ahmad, the General Officer Commanding of the Malaysian Army 2nd Infantry Division, hosted Brig. Gen. Pete Johnson, the 25th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding Genera

  • Eighth Army honors Pusan Perimeter defenders

    Sep 16, 2013

    Eighth Army honored the Soldiers who defended the Pusan Perimeter during the 63rd anniversary of the Nakdong River Battle, during a ceremony Sept. 13, 2013, at Waegwan, South Korea.

  • 210th Fires Bde trains Soldiers on SHARP

    Sep 16, 2013

    Camp Casey, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, attended the Sex Signals Production Tour at the Camp Casey Theater Sept. 16. Throughout the show the Soldiers were trained and educated on response and prevention of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender based misconduct. 210th Fire Bde. goal is to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assaults by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. (U.S. Army photoS by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • Eighth Army commander sends Chuseok message

    Sep 16, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general thanked the Korean people for their continued support on the eve of Chuseok, Korea's autumn harvest festival.

  • 1-38th FA conducts training to enhance unit readiness

    Sep 13, 2013

    POCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conduct a live fire exercise with the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System at Rocket Valley, South Korea Sept. 11. Their mission was to qualify fire direction centers, launchers and ammunition crew members to enhance the battalion's readiness. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Yongsan welcomes new U.S. citizens

    Sep 13, 2013

    Eight people from various nations became American citizens following a naturalization ceremony held at the Army Community Services building, Sep. 11.

  • Winterizing your vehicle; things to know before the snow

    Sep 13, 2013

    It's time to give that vehicle the attention it deserves before the temperatures drop and the roads get icy.

  • Introducing Wesley D. (Wes) Potter, Deputy to the Garrison Commander

    Sep 13, 2013

    Fort Wainwright's deputy to the garrison commander, Wesley D. Potter, started in his position earlier this summer at Fort Wainwright, bringing with him a list of connections and experience to the installation's missions, both military and civilian.

  • Service members renew commitment on Mighty Mo

    Sep 13, 2013

    In a united act of patriotism a group of young service members renewed their commitment to the United States military under the towering turrets of the Mighty Mo in Pearl Harbor, Wednesday.

  • U.S. Army Pacific, Nepalese Army operationalize disaster response plan during 4-day exercise

    Sep 12, 2013

    Recognizing the enormous impact a massive natural disaster would have on the heavily populated city of Kathmandu, Nepal, and the critical need for civil-military preparedness, the Nepalese Army and U.S. Army Pacific proactively conducted the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange, Sept. 9-12, 2013, marking the first of its kind in Nepal to include a practical field training evolution.

  • VIDEO: Petroleum specialists power Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13

    Sep 11, 2013

    Petroleum specialists keep the fuel flowing to power Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13 exercise in South Korea.

  • Japanese snipers train on advanced techniques, field craft

    Sep 11, 2013

    Sniper-trained soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry regiment took a day of training with their Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force counterparts to focus on advanced techniques and field craft at Yakima Training Center, as part of this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises, Sept. 10.

  • Japanese, US soldiers build friendships over softball

    Sep 11, 2013

    A friendly series of softball games between Soldiers of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force and Soldiers of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division kicked off a day celebrating the partnership for this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises at Yakima Training Center, Sept. 9.

  • 8th STB focuses on resiliency

    Sep 11, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The leadership of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, continues to enhance their Soldiers with something more powerful than weapons and equipment by finishing up another round of master resiliency training, Sept. 5, in order to keep their Soldiers strong minded and fit to fight. The purpose of the training is to enhance the performance and improve the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, family members, and Army civilians.

  • 8th TSC CG, NCOs build esprit de corps

    Sep 11, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- More than 500 noncommissioned officers from across the 8th Theater Sustainment Command met at Schofield Barracks, Sept. 6, to run four miles with and receive guidance from the 8th TSC's commanding general, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons. The purpose of this quarterly physical training is to reinforce physical fitness standards and to build esprit de corps, as well as connect on a more personal level between the NCOs of the 8th TSC and its leader.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade introduces Club Lightning STRIKE

    Sep 11, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army physical fitness program's main goal is to provide Soldiers with a balanced training program that prepares them for the rigors of combat and training. For most, daily PT is all that is needed to keep fit and combat ready, but some Solders look for a more challenging daily workout. Now they may be in luck. Introducing Club Lightning STRIKE (Support Triathlon Kinetic Elite), an endurance club open to those who think they have what it takes to go the extra mile…or eight!

  • Alpha 307th ESB redeployment concludes following OEF mission

    Sep 11, 2013

    Forty-two members of the final group of Alpha Company, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Soldiers returned home, here, on Sept. 5 one month after their redeployment began.

  • Inaugural Senior Enlisted Leader program included at Pacific Armies Management Seminar

    Sep 10, 2013

    The largest annual gathering of land power senior military leadership in the Asia-Pacific region -- Pacific Armies Management Seminar and the concurrent Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference -- introduced a Senior Enlisted Leader program to this year's events.

  • USARPAC, Nepalese Army open 4-day disaster response exercise

    Sep 9, 2013

    The Nepalese Army and U.S. Army Pacific officially opened the Nepal Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange during a ceremony Sept. 9, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Eighth army medics work with KATUSA soldiers on real-world mission to keep soldiers in fight

    Sep 9, 2013

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea -- Medical readiness is critical to maintaining a globally deployable and effective military. During Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2013, medics from the Eighth Army and the Republic of Korea army's KATUSA program are prepared to handle any situation prevention can't stop.

  • American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

    Sep 8, 2013

    American and Japanese snipers came together to exchange their knowledge and learn from each other to enhance their combat readiness Sept. 5, 2013, at the Yakima Training Center, Wash. They focused on target detection, reconnaissance techniques and cover and concealment.

  • New Zealand welcomes Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference, Management Seminar

    Sep 8, 2013

    Leaders of 29 Armies across the Pacific theater gathered in Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 8, 2013 for the opening ceremonies of the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference and the Pacific Armies Management Seminar.

  • MND visits garrison, strengthens friendship

    Sep 8, 2013

    Leaders from the Republic of Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) Service Support group visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to discuss how to continue their partnership and strengthen ROK-U.S. alliance here, Sept. 4.

  • Warhorse spouses get a taste of soldier life

    Sep 7, 2013

    Spouses of Soldiers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, gathered at Rose Field, on JBLM, for a Spouse Spur Ride, Sept. 5, 2013.

  • Electrifying operations, Army style

    Sep 6, 2013

    NEW MEXICO RANGE, South Korea -- It may have been possible to fight the ancient wars without electricity, but times have changed. The ability to generate electricity enables military organizations to conduct operations anywhere in the world.

  • Army finalizes plan to conduct marine study

    Sep 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army has finalized its plan to study marine resources at Makua Beach and surrounding areas.

  • Army to construct PTA infantry platoon battle course

    Sep 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army published the record of decision (ROD) to construct and operate a modern Infantry Platoon Battle Course (IPBC) and associated infrastructure to support current and future Army training requirements at Pōhakuloa Training Area, Hawaiʻi.

  • Signal support for Khaan Quest in Mongolia

    Sep 6, 2013

    Soldiers of 307th ESB: secure comms for multinational exercise

  • A Japanese Maj. Gen. gets an aerial tour of the Yakima Training Center Wash.

    Sep 6, 2013

  • Training Soldiers to be better leaders

    Sep 5, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Mark L. Brinton, the 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, and Sgt. Maj. Timothy Wayne, the 210th Fires Brigade operations sergeant major, talk with Command Sgt. Maj. David L. Morgan, the commandant of 8th Army Wightman NCO Academy, and four Soldiers of the brigade about the Warrior Leader's Course on Camp Jackson, South Korea, Aug. 29, 2013. The sergeants major visited the school to observe the course and how the brigade's Soldiers learn from it. The 210th Fires Brigade is dedicated to building adaptive and confident leaders of the future.

  • Recognizing Soldiers' effort during UFG

    Sep 5, 2013

    Col. Michael J. Lawson, the commander of 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, recognizes Soldiers for their hard work and effort during Ulchi Freedom Guardian in the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery motor pool on Camp Casey, South Korea Aug. 30, 2013. The 210th Fires Brigade recognizes Soldiers' dedication to the unit. They are the centerpiece of the brigade and what enables it to "Fight Tonight."

  • SHARP program provides peer to peer training

    Sep 5, 2013

    Thirty two junior officers and junior enlisted Soldiers assigned to the 7th Infantry Division attended a 40- hour peer to peer Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention course Aug. 26-29 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Same-sex spouses of Soldiers now receiving benefits

    Sep 4, 2013

    Same-sex spouses of service members are eligible to receive identification cards and all associated benefits, effective Sept. 3, 2013, according to a Department of Defense memorandum.

  • Air traffic controller tracks 52 years of service

    Sep 4, 2013

    Air traffic control specialist Chang Pong-gyu has worked at the Yongsan heliport for 52 years, and recently said farewell to his job in the tower. Col. Michael. E. Masley, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, and other officials from the aviation field attended Chang's retirement ceremony, Aug 28.

  • Staff Sgt. Ty Carter visits San Diego, West Point on media tour

    Sep 3, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, Medal of Honor recipient, visited San Diego and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., on a media tour, a week after receiving the nation's highest award for valor. Carter received the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House, Aug. 26, 2013, for extraordinary gallantry and selfless actions during the Battle of Kamdesh at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, 2009. Carter was also inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27.

  • Recognize signs of suicide to save a life

    Sep 3, 2013

    The best way to help prevent suicidal behavior is to pay attention to your loved ones, battle buddies, friends and coworkers and watch for changes in their behavior.

  • 403rd AFSBn-NEA supports Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 3, 2013

    Five Soldiers from the 39th Special Forces Detachment, 1st Special Forces Group, arrived at Camp Carroll, South Korea, Aug. 13 to inspect and sign for prepositioned equipment from the 403rd Army Field Support Battalion as a loan in support of Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13.

  • U.S. Soldier Helps Passengers Escape Train Wreck

    Aug 31, 2013

    A U.S. Army sergeant with the 36th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, broke through a window to help passengers escape when two trains collided south of Seoul Aug. 31.

  • Champoux: Eighth Army trained, equipped, ready

    Aug 30, 2013

    Ulchi Freedom Guardian proved that Eighth Army is trained, equipped and ready, according to the U.S. Army's top operational commander in South Korea.

  • Antiterrorism exercise tests Reserve, civilian and military preparedness

    Aug 30, 2013

    A simulated blast and a few moments of chaos kicked off a realistic antiterrorism exercise (ATEX), here, Aug. 20.

  • Students, staff eager to start new school year at Casey

    Aug 29, 2013

    Students, parents and staff at Casey Elementary school were hustling and bustling August 26 as they enter a new school year. The population of elementary students from Area I continues to grow and has reached more than 500 students.

  • Paik named honorary Eighth Army commander

    Aug 29, 2013

    Eighth Army named the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general as an honorary Eighth Army commanding general during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 29, 2013, at General Paik Operational Command Post, South Korea.

  • Camp Humphreys opens new elementary school

    Aug 29, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Less than two years after breaking ground, the Humphreys Central Elementary School welcomed 551 students to its new campus here, Aug. 26. To kickoff the new school year, HCES students, faculty and parents gathered in the school's newly-constructed multi-purpose area for an introductory program led by Jamie Wollman, the HCES assistant principal.

  • Staff Sgt. Ty Carter speaks at Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

    Aug 28, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter speaks during his Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013.

  • Fort Wainwright observes Women's Equality Day

    Aug 28, 2013

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - On Aug. 26, 1971, the U.S. Congress announced that the anniversary of the 1920 passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, would serve as a yearly observance of women's equality.

  • "Fight Tonight" readiness on display for USFK senior NCOs

    Aug 28, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony W. Mahoney, outgoing command sergeant major of United States Forces Korea, and Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, incoming command sergeant major of USFK, visit 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division on Camp Casey, South Korea Aug. 27, 2013. The 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, displayed the AN/TPQ-37 radar in the 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery motor pool. The senior enlisted advisors also looked around the M270A1 multiple launch rocket system displayed by 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment. During the visit, Soldiers demonstrated Thunder Brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness to defend the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • 210th Fires Brigade hosts Women's Equality Day Observance

    Aug 28, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, hosts Women's Equality Day Observance in Warrior's Club on Camp Casey Aug. 26, 2013 to enhance cross-cultural awareness, recognize the achievements, contributions and enduring spirit of members of specific racial, ethnic, or gender groups in our society. Capt. Adhana McCarthy, the 210th Fires Brigade Combined Troops Aid Station physician assistance, who was the guest speaker of this event, talked about the history of women's equality and implementing women into combat roles and units. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Pacific leader visits Yongsan

    Aug 27, 2013

    The spouse of U.S. Army Pacific's commanding general visited a military post in Korea to support the readiness and resiliency for service members, families and civilians here, Aug. 7.

  • Medal of Honor ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Ty Carter

    Aug 27, 2013

    President Barack Obama conveys the heroics of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter to the audience gathered for the Medal of Honor ceremony in Carter's honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2013. Carter was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Kamdesh at Combat Outpost Keating, Nuristan province, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2009. Carter was a cavalry scout with Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at the time of the battle.

  • Valor: US Soldier saves boy from drowning

    Aug 27, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines valor as the strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness or personal bravery.

  • USARPAC command sergeant major addresses USARAK NCOs

    Aug 27, 2013

    "Do our Soldiers have our trust? Do your Soldiers have your trust?" asked Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Leota, U.S. Army Pacific senior enlisted-advisor, during a recent Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development session at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Aug. 23.

  • For one soldier, charity involves running -lots of it

    Aug 26, 2013

    Capt. Richard Kresser, 27, from Raymond, Iowa, is an engineer officer with Headquarters Company, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. He is also an ultra-runner who just ran 423 miles in seven days, across the state of Iowa; something which, until this year, had never been accomplished.

  • CAB soldiers attend interactive training

    Aug 26, 2013

    Fifteen soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division were educated on several types of improvised explosive devices at the Mobile Counter-IED Interactive Training Center on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Aug. 13.

  • Spartan paratroopers hike Crow Pass

    Aug 26, 2013

    Cool temperatures and light precipitation made for tolerable conditions as paratroopers with the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, stepped off on a 26-mile hike along a section of the Historic Iditarod Trail, Aug. 21, 2013. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/112624/spartan-paratroopers-hike-crow-pass#ixzz2d7TDJ1ai

  • 25th ID certifies new SHARP victim advocates

    Aug 26, 2013

    The SHARP program reinforces the Army's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault through awareness, prevention, training, victim advocacy, reporting and accountability. Recently, approximately 50 new unit victim advocates from across Hawaiian Army units were certified after completing an 80-hour Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Prevention certification course on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

  • 1-24 IN conducts Squad Designated Marksman training

    Aug 24, 2013

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, participated in Squad Designated Marksman training, focused on engaging targets with the M4 rifle beyond 300 meters.

  • Humphreys FMWR lauded for customer service, training

    Aug 23, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys' Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation was among four garrisons selected as a 2013 winner of the Exemplary Workforce Development Award, presented by the Maj. Gen. Robert M. Joyce Installation Management Academy School for Family and MWR. The goal of the award is to recognize MWR organizations that have demonstrated strong commitment to MWR employees through formal training, coaching and mentoring and other opportunities for professional development at all levels in the organization.

  • Women's Equality Day observed

    Aug 23, 2013

    The Camp Humphreys Women's Equality Day observance, hosted by the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, was held in the Community Activity Center Aug. 16. Guest speaker for the event was Command Sgt. Maj. Lourdes Berrios-Powell, the 2CAB command sergeant major. Nationally, Women's Equality Day is observed on Aug. 26, which is the date in 1920 when votes to women officially became part of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Tripler's Mighty Masticators Participate in Spartan Race Hawaii

    Aug 23, 2013

  • JSA holds memorial ceremony to honor fallen Soldiers

    Aug 22, 2013

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- The first true conflict between north and South Korea, since the armistice agreement in 1953, was triggered when 30 Korean People's Army guards attacked 12 Korean and U.S. Soldiers.

  • Understanding the past to build for the future

    Aug 22, 2013

    DONGDCUCHEON, South Korea -- To understand the future, one must first understand the past.

  • Arctic Army officer excels on India's high ground

    Aug 22, 2013

    Eleven weeks of rigorous high-elevation training in India culminated with the "Best Student" trophy awarded to U.S. Army artillery officer Capt. Matthew Hickey with the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Task Force Wilson training exercise

    Aug 21, 2013

    Medics from 210th Fires Brigade conduct ground casualty evacuation and air casualty evacuation training during the Task Force Wilson exercise on Camp Casey Aug. 20. The exercise is a four-day event held on Camp Casey and Camp Stanley to train, execute and evaluate Soldiers performing proper medical care. Medics from 210th Fires Brigade continually develop and maintain their combat readiness to support the brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Kingdom Rock talk

    Aug 20, 2013

    Many of us view summer as a time to catch-up and take a few deep breaths. After all, school is out, but that does not mean your child's learning must stop. From August 12th through the 16th, Kingdom Rock, a summer Bible school enrichment program was held at the Torii Station Chapel. The program offers endless opportunities for children who are naturally curious and eager to explore. This year, close to 50 children, ages 5 thru 11 participated in numerous Bible study activities and games.

  • JSA holds memorial ceremony for fallen Soldiers

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Joint Security Area holds the Barrett-Bonifas Memorial Ceremony on Camp Bonifas Aug. 16. The ceremony was to remember the two officers, Capt. Arthur Bonifas, the Joint Security Force Company commander, and 1st Lt. Mark Barrett, the 1st Platoon Leader, who were killed by Korean People's Army guards during the Axe Murder Incident 37 years ago. The ROK-U.S. Alliance has become significantly stronger following the 1976 attack. It is an enduring partnership, committed to the strong defense of the Korean Peninsula. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Eighth Army trains for task force mission during Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 19, 2013

    Eighth Army will continue its transformation to a combined joint task force headquarters during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 19-30, 2013.

  • 303rd MEB WAREX Achieves Firsts and Milestones

    Aug 19, 2013

    The 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 9th Mission Support Command, traveled from the middle of the Pacific Ocean to the top of the Mississippi River for its annual training event, Operation Compass Shield 2013, held July 12-Aug. 2.

  • Back to basics

    Aug 19, 2013

    Soldiers from 3rd General Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, recently executed a field training exercise to train on basic soldier tasks recently.

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