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  • U.S. Army Garrison Gets Name Change

    Jan 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station has been officially renamed U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa.

  • Special Troops Battalion named Camp Zama's 2013 Commander's Cup winners

    Jan 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Japan's Special Troops Battalion won its first ever Commander's Cup title for the fiscal 2013 intramural sports season and was recognized for the achievement during a ceremony held Jan. 22 at Yano Fitness Center here.

  • Weather doesn't stop 2ID, competition remains

    Jan 23, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, Korea -- The sun beats down, glistening on the ice, covering the leafless trees up ahead. Although it's freezing, senior Soldiers remain motivated as they huff and puff the ice-cold air burning their lungs competing to be the best in the Warrior competition.

  • CID warns of Government Travel Card phishing scam

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning the greater Army community about a new phishing scam where criminals are targeting U.S. Government Travel Card holders.

  • Biofuel-capable plant may be coming to Schofield

    Jan 23, 2014

    The Army invites the public to provide input on the scope of a future Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction and operation of a 50-megawatt biofuel-capable power generation plant, here.

  • 6-37 FA section competition

    Jan 23, 2014

    Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct a battalion section competition Jan. 13-16, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The training was a team competition within the battalion including written test, hands-on equipment test and warrior skills test. Soldiers get to know their strengths and weaknesses through the competition and enhance the readiness to be able to fight tonight.

  • 94th AAMDC Chaplain Focuses Unit Event to Honor MLK

    Jan 22, 2014

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a prayer breakfast for its Soldiers Jan. 15, 2014 at the Hale Ikena Hotel on Fort Shafter.

  • NTC hosts 3-2 SBCT, 7th ID and Japanese unit for their first decisive action rotation

    Jan 22, 2014

    Several firsts at National Training Center. 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th ID and Japanese unit conducting its first decisive action rotation. The first Stryker brigade ever activated in the Army is now conducting its first decisive action rotation with a unit from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Sisters in Arms empower one another

    Jan 22, 2014

    After only 120 days in existence, the U.S. Army Pacific's Sisters in Arms program continues to garner attention throughout the Pacific theater.

  • U.S. Army leaders outline way ahead in South Korea

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army leaders outlined the way ahead for Soldiers, civilians and families in South Korea during a conference, Jan. 22-23, 2014, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 21, 2014

    Soldiers from 210th Field artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division gathered together at the Warrior's Club Jan. 15, 2014 on Camp Casey to remember and celebrate the impact and influence on humanity by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King. He not only had a significant impact on the civil rights movement but also the human rights movement. King's guiding beliefs as a nonviolent advocate is similar to our Warrior Ethos. He stood up for the voiceless regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin, or color.

  • ROKAF cadets learn U.S. Patriot missile anatomy

    Jan 21, 2014

    Nearly 100 Republic of Korea Air Force cadets visited Delta Battery of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment here, January 21 as part of the ongoing 7th Air Force Fighter Wing partnership program.

  • Senior leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade participate in Warrior Leader Crucible team compet

    Jan 20, 2014

    Five teams from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the first Warrior Leader Crucible team competition Jan. 14, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The division-wide Warrior Leader Crucible event was designed to test the mettle, teamwork and the mastery of individual skills and knowledge including chemical defense, tactical communications, combat casualty care, weapons skills, and a foot march. The event was an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 2ID leaders as they prepare to Fight Tonight to defend the Republic of Korea. The 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th FA Bde. team, Lt. Col. Mark Brock, from Stillwater, Okla., the battalion commander, and 1st Sgt. Joseph Taylor, from Waterford, Conn., the bravo battery first sergeant, took fourth place out of 40 teams.

  • Eighth Army recognizes top logisticians in Korea

    Jan 17, 2014

    The Eighth Army commanding general recognized the top U.S. Army logisticians in South Korea, during a ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Jan. 16, 2014.

  • More than a dream

    Jan 17, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- While most Soldiers prepared for an early weekend, some took the time to reflect at the Martin Luther King Jr. observance, Jan. 16.

  • Army wife embraces community, Alaska adventures

    Jan 16, 2014

    Army spouse gets involved in the local community and participates in outdoor activities.

  • Rape Aggression Defense training conducted at Camp Zama

    Jan 15, 2014

    Rape Aggression Defense training was conducted Jan. 13 and 14 here, allowing participants to learn a vital -- possibly lifesaving -- skill, the training instructor said.

  • Golden thanks Gangnam for supporting Eighth Army

    Jan 14, 2014

    The Eighth Army deputy commanding general for operations thanked the residents of the South Korean capital's Gangnam District for their support of Eighth Army.

  • With Army tools, NCOs can help Soldiers achieve their educational goals

    Jan 14, 2014

    Did you know it's possible for an enlisted Soldier to earn a degree by the end of his or her first term of enlistment? The framework is in place and the degree programs are available, but Army officials say Soldiers often don't learn of the opportunities until they have been in the Army for years

  • Japanese Soldiers train at National Training Center for the first time

    Jan 14, 2014

    Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force arrived at Fort Irwin in a first-ever deployment of its kind. It is a trip eight years in the making. Global operational tempo of U.S. military forces in previous years made it difficult to schedule JGSDF units into the National Training Center's training calendar. Japanese military planners persisted and finally realized their goal this month.

  • 8th TSC chaplain wraps up 40 years of service

    Jan 14, 2014

    His life has been a roller coaster, an experience he equates to the ups and downs of ocean waves. During his four decades as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, the tide was sometimes so high it washed over the embankments, but other times it was so shallow the fish clamored for their lives. Chaplain (Col.) Dave Neetz's story started out, like many great ones do, because of a girl ... the problem was she smoked.

  • Change is Good: Martinez PFC pumps up facility, fitness options

    Jan 13, 2014

    It's a new year, and those looking to shed some weight, build lean muscle or just improve their overall physical health and well-being are in luck.

  • C Company, 1-24 IN conducts day and night small-arms live fire

    Jan 13, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Soldiers from C Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conducted a day and night small-arms live-fire range Jan. 8-9 at the Manchu Range facility in the Yukon Training Area outside of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

  • PMO Open House provides information

    Jan 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Provost Marshal's Office, located in Bldg. 481, opened its doors to the community "to see the inside of the MP Station without being in trouble," here Dec. 18.

  • Youth provide donation to local orphanage

    Jan 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- As a holiday project, members of the Humphreys Youth Center's Keystone Club and Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps spent many hours helping to collect donations for the Sung-yuk Orphanage, located in Songtan.

  • Army rebalancing to Pacific, seeking other alignments

    Jan 8, 2014

    With U.S. forces drawing down in Afghanistan, the Army is rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific region and seeking other regional alignments, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Army engineers upgrade Marine Corps Base trail, enable demolition training

    Jan 8, 2014

    Troops from the 561st Engineer Company (Horizontal), 84th Engineer Battalion, demonstrated their commitment to all military facilities on the island by completing a 750-meter range road improvement mission Dec. 17, on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

  • 25th Inf. Div. Strykers look to future during exercise in Korea

    Jan 8, 2014

    More than 80 staff members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, recently participated in the Warpath exercise in the Republic of Korea, as a subordinate brigade to the 2nd Infantry Division.

  • ROK-US Field Artillery share knowledge

    Jan 8, 2014

    Leaders from Republic of Korea Field Artillery School visit 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division on Camp Casey, South Korea Dec. 9, 2013. The ROK FA school leaders viewed tactical operations centers of 210th FA Bde. During the visits the leaders were able to receive a better understanding of the multiple launch rocket system. The visit was to share differences between systems of U.S. Army and the Republic of Korea Army and to better understand each other's capabilities.

  • Stadium bears name of war hero

    Jan 7, 2014

    Schoonover Bowl at Casey honors Korean War Medal of Honor recipient

  • Strykers look to the future and help the Army prepare

    Jan 7, 2014

    More than 80 members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division staff recently participated in the Warpath exercise in the Republic of Korea as a subordinate brigade to the 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Arctic Wolves train to survive, 'own the Arctic'

    Jan 7, 2014

    Soldiers in Alaska participate in yearly training designed to maintain the critical skills required to operate in an arctic environment, and prepare mentally and physically to operate safely and effectively in what is an inherently dangerous environment.

  • 1st Signal Brigade Commander speaks at AFCEA Luncheon

    Jan 6, 2014

    Seoul's Morning Calm Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) invited Col. Paul H. Fredenburgh, 1st Signal Brigade Commander to speak at a luncheon on Dec. 11, 2013 at the Hartell House on USAG Yongsan.

  • Fort Wainwright military police prepare for Arctic winter temperatures

    Jan 6, 2014

    As the snow poured from the clouds making it difficult to tell the difference from sky and ground, plow trucks took to the streets and the soldiers of 472nd Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion took to the field.

  • Welcome to USAG Daegu!

    Jan 6, 2014

    USAG Daegu is the Southern Enduring Hub for the U.S. Army in South Korea. Encompassing the southern third of the Korean Peninsula, Area IV is home to some 10,000 Soldiers, KATUSAs, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Civilians, Retirees and their family members. The Garrison encompasses Camp Carroll in Waegwan, DLA Gimcheon, Camps Henry (with the Garrison HQ), George and Walker in Daegu, Busan Storage Facility and Pier 8 in Busan, as well as numerous remote sites spread throughout the Area.

  • Welcome to Camp Humphreys, South Korea

    Jan 4, 2014

    Welcome to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys' official website. Located within the seaport city of Pyeongtaek, along the western coast of South Korea, and approximately 40 miles south of Seoul, Camp Humphreys is home to the Army's most active airfield in the Pacific and the center of the largest construction and transformation project in the U.S. Department of Defense's history.

  • Engineer troops wrap up 2013 by improving ranges, mitigating brush-fire risk

    Jan 3, 2014

    Troops from the 523rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, answered the call from U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii and Range Control Department in December, completing a week-long berm-improvement mission at the Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, range, where recurring brush fires have started.

  • Pyeongtaek, Korean-U.S. Alliance Friendliness Council Establishment

    Jan 2, 2014

    PYEONGTEAK, South Korea - Leaders from Pyeongtaek and the 2nd Infantry Division participated in a Foundation Ceremony for the Republic of Korea and U.S. Friendship Council of Pyeongtaek Nov. 27 at Pyeongtaek City Hall.

  • Soldiers use Stryker chemical reconnaissance vehicles during live-fire exercise

    Jan 2, 2014

    Soldiers with the 23rd Chemical Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, executed a live-fire exercise with their Stryker M1135 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles, Nov. 12-19, 2013, at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea.

  • 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers deliver charcoal during local charity event

    Jan 1, 2014

    More than 70 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, delivered charcoal briquettes to less fortunate families in Dongducheon, South Korea, to support a charity event sponsored by Gyeonggi Province, Dec. 18, 2013.

  • 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Single Soldier Retreat to Seoraksan Mountain

    Dec 31, 2013

    Single Soldiers across the brigade participate in a single Soldiers retreat December 29-31, 2013 at the Seoraksan National Park in South Korea.

  • Guam Guard Soldiers depart Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2013

    Operation Enduring Freedom is quickly coming to a close for the Guam Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment. Task Force Guam's first wave of troops departed Afghanistan and will soon return to United States soil to commence a redeployment process.

  • Soldiers set up 16-foot dish to support Signal Theater Exercise

    Dec 29, 2013

    The 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion came to Yongsan from Camp Humphreys to provide signal support for the Signal Theater Exercise Dec. 1.

  • 1st Signal Brigade receives visit from Eighth Army Commander

    Dec 29, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding General, Eighth Army Chief of Staff, United Nations Command ROK -- U.S. Combined Forces Command United States Forces Korea, toured and visited with 1st Signal Brigade Soldiers Friday to learn about the operations of the Theater Signal Exercise at USAG Yongsan and Humphreys Dec. 5.

  • Army, Hawaii partner to protect watersheds

    Dec 27, 2013

    The Army and the state of Hawaii came together to transport nearly 200,000 pounds of fencing into the Ko'olau Mountains, as part of an airlift operation to protect Oahu's watersheds, Dec. 5, 2013.

  • President signs spending bill for military pay, bonuses

    Dec 27, 2013

    President Barack Obama signed House Resolution 3304, Dec. 26, 2013, which provides pay and bonuses for U.S. service members, enhances counter-terrorism efforts overseas, builds security capacities of key U.S. partner-nations, expands efforts to prevent sexual assault and strengthens protections for victims.

  • USAG Yongsan | SHARP 24/7 Assistance

    Dec 26, 2013

    Call NOW to prevent sexual assault!

  • FY14 tuition assistance policy changes New Year's Day

    Dec 24, 2013

    Jan. 1, 2014, the Army's fiscal year 2014 Tuition Assistance (TA) program will change.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks troops in Korea

    Dec 21, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general saluted U.S. troops in South Korea during the holiday season.

  • Humphreys Middle/High School to open in January

    Dec 19, 2013

    SEOUL -- On Nov. 27, Department of Defense Education Activity Korea District Superintendent Dr. Irby Miller announced the completion of the new Humphreys Middle/High School to students, parents, sponsors, faculty, and support staff.

  • Torch Club collects, donates blankets

    Dec 19, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Members of the Humphreys Youth Center's Torch Club recently conducted a blanket drive. They thought that as the days were getting colder in Korea, there may be some needy people who could use a warm blanket. The kids made collection boxes and distributed them to all Child, Youth and School Services locations. They also made holiday cards to go along with the blankets. The Torch Club is a group of Middle School children who are beginning to develop leadership skills and concern themselves with community service. The blankets were donated to both the Pyeongtaek and Songtan food banks Dec. 4.

  • Tax Season is coming, tips help with preparation

    Dec 19, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- With the excitement that the upcoming holiday season brings, it is easy to forget that tax season is just around the corner. The U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Tax Center will open Jan. 27, 2014 in Bldg. 578, in the Area III Consolidated Legal Center. This building is located in the group of buildings across from the Child Development Center, near the Quarry Gate.

  • Yongsan deputy garrison commander earns Stalwart award

    Dec 18, 2013

    Paul Stuart, deputy to the garrison commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, was caught completely by surprise when he was presented with the Installation Management Command Stalwart Award by Col. Michael E. Masley, the garrison commander for USAG Yongsan, during a garrison staff meeting, 17 Dec.

  • 5th Geo. Eng. donates to local school

    Dec 18, 2013

    Four soldiers with the 5th Engineering Detachment (Geospatial Planning Cell), 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, donated 84 full-sized maps of Oahu and the world to the students and teachers of the Pearl Harbor Elementary School, Dec. 17. "We want to make sure our children and our community are receiving the best education possible," said Staff Sgt. Angelic Smith, whose idea it was to donate the maps and a mother of a child that attends Pearl Harbor Elementary. "We as soldiers want to support our community as much as they support us."

  • JBER Army, Air Force academies partner on enlisted-leader development

    Dec 18, 2013

    The purpose of this agreement is to prepare our personnel to anticipate and successfully meet challenges across the range of military operations and build a professional NCO Corps. Education is one of three core concepts that make up the Continuum of Learning, which encompasses the deliberate developmental path over the course of an NCO's career.

  • Honolulu District Continues Support to Army, Pacific Region in FY13

    Dec 18, 2013

    Highly motivated U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District staff supported military construction, transformation and initiatives on Hawaii Army posts that included opening a new barracks and continue construction of a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient barracks at Helemano Military Reservation, the new Warrior in Transition barracks and complex, ongoing-South Range Projects and Quad D renovations at Schofield Barracks, and the continuation and completion of Air Force projects, the Combat Aviation Brigade Phase 1 at Wheeler Army Airfield, and the Command and Control Facility at Fort Shafter.

  • USAG Torii Station Launches 3D Campaign for Soldiers on Okinawa

    Dec 17, 2013

    December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month and the leadership of U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station has launched a comprehensive campaign to raise awareness about the dangers and consequences of driving while impaired.

  • 8th TSC wins annual USARPAC Career Counselor of the Year competition

    Dec 17, 2013

    They advise more than a thousand Soldiers at any given time, directly impacting each person's family, future, and physical and mental health. Army career counselors are highly trained Soldiers and products of an arduous qualification process. They counsel and mentor others on Army benefits, programs, and opportunities, and are the subject matter experts on all facets of uniformed life to include reenlistment, transfer of education benefits, and reclassification.

  • Commanding General's Holiday Protection Message

    Dec 17, 2013

    The holiday season is a special time of year marked by celebration with Family and friends. It is also important to be mindful of the increased potential for hazards during this busy time of year. Many of you will travel to the mainland or abroad to be with Family and friends. As you travel, I ask that each member of the USARPAC Team take precautions and include safety into all of your holiday planning and events.

  • Pacific Signal leaders hold town hall for Reserve Soldiers, Families

    Dec 17, 2013

    Soldiers of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) Support Unit hosted their 311th SC(T) leadership team, Maj. Gen. James T. Walton and Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry, who visited during the unit's monthly Battle Training Assembly at the Reserve Center here, Dec. 7-8.

  • Army, Marines, Honolulu police compete for 'Best Sniper' title

    Dec 16, 2013

    Fifteen sniper teams from all over Oahu came together Dec. 2-4, 2013, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, to compete for the title Best Sniper.

  • Spartan paratroopers jump in arctic gear

    Dec 16, 2013

    For the first time since returning from Afghanistan last year, U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, conducted an arctic airborne operation, Dec. 12, 2013, from a C-130 aircraft onto Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's Malemute Drop Zone, Alaska.

  • C-17 lands at Wheeler Army Airfield

    Dec 16, 2013

    The 25th Infantry Division and the Air Force's 15th Wing conducted joint training with a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, Dec. 16 on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

  • Signal leaders assess progress at Humphreys before summit meeting

    Dec 15, 2013

    Leaders from the office of the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6, 311th Signal Command (Theater), Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and 1st Signal Brigade met to see the overall construction efforts underway to make USAG Humphreys the main hub for U.S. forces before attending the Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Summit the following day.

  • Arrowhead soldiers load vehicles, save money

    Dec 13, 2013

    Soldiers from 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are loading vehicles onto railcars throughout December in advance of their scheduled rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., in early January of next year.

  • Eighth Army participates in exercise in South Korea

    Dec 13, 2013

    Eighth Army participated in exercise Warpath III, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Dec. 7-15, 2013, to hone its ability to command combat operations.

  • From tents to temples

    Dec 12, 2013

    To further the spirit of cultural understanding and bilateral partnership embraced by exercise Yama Sakura 65 chaplains assigned to I Corps took advantage of the opportunity to meet with the master of a local Buddhist temple, Dec. 9.

  • US, Japanese forces discuss ways to reduce suicide

    Dec 12, 2013

    Some lessons can only be learned the hard way. I Corps soldiers participating in Yama Sakura 65 and their Japanese counterparts hope suicide prevention isn't one of them.

  • Army, Cambodia divers work together to de-mine Pacific waters

    Dec 12, 2013

    The Pacific theater's waterways are still filled with explosive remnants of war, sunken munitions that are dangerous if mishandled. Clearing out these munitions and making these rivers safe for everyone who relies on them for subsistence is the goal of a joint effort between U.S. divers and their Pacific neighbors.

  • Thousands of officers to face boards for early separation

    Dec 12, 2013

    Nearly 19,000 active-duty captains and majors in the Army Competitive Category will go before either an Officer Separation Board or Enhanced Selective Early Retirement Board early next year.

  • Champoux: South Korea-U.S. alliance strongest in world

    Dec 11, 2013

    The commanding general of the top U.S. Army formation in South Korea said the Republic of Korea-U.S. alliance is the strongest military alliance in the world.

  • I Corps and JGSDF tackle logistics task

    Dec 11, 2013

    While artillery and jet engines make some of the louder noises associated with war, it's another kind of noise that ensures the fight continues - the sounds of chatter between logisticians supplying the battlefield. On Japan's northern island of Hokkaido that chatter was between logisticians I Corps and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Northern Army Dec. 7.

  • Weather Squadron works for joint and bilateral operations

    Dec 11, 2013

    Rain, snow and cloud cover can all hinder operations on the battlefield. Fortunately there are Air Force personnel constantly working to give the latest updates and information on how that weather may impact the fight.

  • Soldiers and Family Members Enjoy Themselves at the Annual St. Barbara's Day Ball

    Dec 11, 2013

    More than 700 Soldiers and guest assembled into the Lanai Ballroom at the JW Marriott Hotel and Resort to celebrate the annual St. Barbara's Day Ball, hosted by the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command on December 6, 2013.

  • Army Corps, Nan Inc. Hold Site Blessing for Quad B Renovation Project

    Dec 11, 2013

    Honolulu District and contractor Nan Inc. held a traditional Hawaiian site blessing and groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 4 in Quad B at Schofield Barracks to signify the start of construction and renovation for three of the quad's four buildings -- 156, 157 and 158.

  • Yama Sakura: From tents to temples

    Dec 11, 2013

    To further the spirit of cultural understanding and bilateral partnership embraced by exercise Yama Sakura 65, chaplains assigned to I Corps took advantage of the opportunity to meet with the master of a local Budhist temple in Chitose, Japan, Dec. 9, 2013.

  • Tri-signed letter on Army Safety 2013: Milestone Achievements, but Challenges Remain

    Dec 10, 2013

    In the fall of 2012, our Army marked the passing of its safest year since September 11 , 2001. At that time, we asked you to capitalize on that success during fiscal year 2013 by staying engaged on risk management and treating safety as an imperative. You did just that, and your hard work resulted in the best year for Soldier safety on record. We could not be more proud of this accomplishment- thank you and congratulations on a job well done!

  • 8th TSC CG's holiday reception and donation drive

    Dec 10, 2013

    Soldiers, leaders, and families of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command donated more than $1,000 worth of school supplies during the commanding general's, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, annual holiday reception, Dec. 7. The supplies will be given to local elementary schools before the upcoming Christmas holiday. For more photos, visit the 8th TSC's Facebook at

  • Indian Army Chief of Staff Visits with United States Army Chief of Staff

    Dec 6, 2013

  • Area educators, Army gather to recognize achievements

    Dec 6, 2013

    How do you show your appreciation to the Army for its contributions to the public schools in the Leilehua Complex?

  • Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    Dec 6, 2013

    Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, exited a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and descended to the ground Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with the "Sugar Bears," Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright, Alaska for the day's mission, which demonstrated the Spartan Brigade's forced entry capabilities.

  • CID Offers Holiday Safety Tips

    Dec 5, 2013

    Across the nation, shoppers will be out in force searching for big bargains in the stores and on the World Wide Web, but criminals will be out too.

  • New Suicide Prevention policy regains 'human element'

    Dec 5, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific has a new command policy regarding suicide that broadens the attack on suicide stigma, and addresses the human element in training and preparedness.

  • Yama Sakura 65

    Dec 5, 2013

    Yama Sakura (YS) is an annual, bilateral exercise with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and the U.S. military. The exercise rotates each year to one of the five JGSDF regional armies. Co-hosted by U.S. Army Pacific and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, this year's player units will be the U.S. Army I Corps and the JGSDF Northern Army. Yama Sakura 65 (YS65) will be conducted at Camp Higashi-Chitose in Hokkaido, Japan, from Dec. 8-14. Check out the Exercise YS65 Facebook page daily for articles, photos and videos at

  • Releasing the reins, still in the saddle

    Dec 4, 2013

    HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, Fort Wainwright, Alaska -- The 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Wainwright, Alaska hosted a change of command ceremony December 3. The ceremony welcomed the new commander, Lt. Col. Matthew F Ketchum and honored the outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Adam w. Lange and his wife, Capt. Brandi Lange, an Army nurse assigned to Medical Department Activities-Alaska.

  • Leaders remember heroic Korean War commander

    Dec 3, 2013

    U.S. military leaders and Korean War veterans remembered the Eighth Army commander who stopped communist forces from overrunning the last corner of Korea.

  • Ready, set, resilient

    Dec 2, 2013

    HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, Fort Wainwright, Alaska -- U.S. Army Alaska leaders, Soldiers, families and civilians had the opportunity to see, experience and learn about the plethora of resources and support available to help them bounce back from the rigors and stresses of a demanding lifestyle in the military, and specifically within U. S. Army Alaska.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Fiscal Triad critical to operational success

    Dec 2, 2013

    Units from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as Department of Defense civilians participated in the 413th Contracting Support Brigade's third annual disaster training exercise held at Hawaii Army National Guard Training Center- Bellows Air Base, Hawaii, Nov. 16-23, 2013.

  • Military, civil leaders strengthen ROK-U.S. alliance

    Dec 2, 2013

    Bupyeong-gu Korean American Friendship Council members assembled for its quarterly meeting in Korea to enhance ROK-U.S. relations in the Area II military community, Nov. 27.

  • Eighth Army Band to play at top South Korean venue

    Nov 29, 2013

    The Eighth Army Band will perform a holiday concert at the Seoul Performing Arts Center, South Korea's top concert venue, Dec. 1, 2013.

  • Spartan riggers ready for success

    Nov 27, 2013

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- "I will be sure always," is the motto of the U.S. Army parachute rigger. Every rigger is Airborne qualified and by tradition required to be ready to jump any parachute, packed by any rigger.

  • Happy Thanksgiving from the Warrior Brigade Command Team

    Nov 27, 2013

    The Mackey and Crosby Families would like to wish each and every member of Warrior Brigade family a Happy Thanksgiving. On this Thanksgiving, we are thankful for the opportunity to live and train with this great brigade combat team in the Hawaiian Islands. The islands offer unique terrain, environmental and cultural challenges that enhance our unit's ability to accomplish its mission and answer our Nation's call anywhere in the world.

  • 1-24th conducts arctic skills training during "Legion Avalanche"

    Nov 27, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division participated in Operation Legion Avalanche, a battalion training event focusing on developing survival skills and conducting battle drills in an arctic environment.

  • 1/25 SBCT Holds Ready and Resilent Week

    Nov 27, 2013

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division took a pause in tactical training and focused on building toughness. The brigade kicked off their Ready and Resilient Campaign with a focused week of training that included suicide prevention, sexual assault prevention, and building the psychological, mental, as well as physical strength of Soldiers and Family members of the brigade at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Nov. 18-22.

  • Safety doesn't happen by accident: 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Conducts Motorcycle Safety Training

    Nov 27, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Whether you're on your motorcycle to take in the scenery or riding on a Sunday afternoon with friends, spending a day on your motorcycle is a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. For the uninitiated or unprepared, however, participating in this activity without a proper risk assessment can be deadly. As leaders and safety professionals, it should never be far from our minds that this time of year is historically the most risky for our Soldiers off duty.

  • Joint Service FARP Rodeo

    Nov 27, 2013

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, hosted a joint service Forward Arming and Refueling Point Rodeo competition on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Nov. 20.

  • USAG-HI ohana voice top issues at AFAP

    Nov 27, 2013

    "Your role, as delegates, is to let leadership know your top concerns and issues," said Mele Stender, program manager, Army Family Action Plan 2014, in her opening address to the individuals seated at the Main Post Chapel Annex, here, Nov. 13.

  • US Army Garrison Japan welcomes first female commander

    Nov 26, 2013

    Col. Joy L. Curriera became the first female commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan following an assumption-of-command ceremony held Nov. 26 at Camp Zama.

  • Aviation Soldiers learn life-saving techniques

    Nov 26, 2013

    The Second Infantry Division prides itself as being always ready to fight and defend the Republic of Korea at the drop of a dime. In the event that conflict arises, a Soldier's training and expertise will immediately kick in. A grim reality of war and conflict is casualties on the battlefield; but with frequent and thorough training Soldiers can reduce combat deaths and save the lives of their comrades.

  • Arrowhead Brigade salutes veterans old and young at ceremonies across South Puget Sound

    Nov 25, 2013

    Soldiers from 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, took part in Veterans Day ceremonies throughout South Puget Sound during the last week that included a wreath laying, several speaking events and culminated with Soldiers taking part in the City of Auburn's Veterans Day Parade Nov. 9.


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