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  • Korean Cultural Night honors U.S. troops in Seoul

    May 21, 2013

    South Korean civilian officials honored American service members at the fourth annual Korean Cultural Night, in Seoul, May 17, 2013.

  • Torii Station hosts luau for spouses of deployed Service members

    May 21, 2013

    A break in the start to Okinawa's rainy season allowed the Deployed Spouses Luau to go off without a hitch on Saturday at Torii Beach, giving military families the opportunity to socialize while enjoying the Torii Beach Water Park, children's activities, a hula show and a stunning sunset.

  • Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    May 21, 2013

    Indian and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division exit a CH47 Chinook helicopter during a partnered airborne training exercise May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.

  • Memorial Day and Summer Safety Message

    May 21, 2013

    This Memorial Day, 27 May 2013, we will pay honor and tribute to all the men and women who gave their lives defending our nation and enabling us to enjoy the many freedoms we know as Americans. With your support, we can make this holiday weekend more memorable by not losing a single Soldier, Family member, or Civilian employee to needless accidents or injuries.

  • Sharing information key step in strengthening ROK-US alliance

    May 21, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Senior leaders from the Republic of Korea army headquarters visited 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, on Camp Casey, South Korea, April 19, 2013.

  • Johnson receives Korean National Security Medal

    May 21, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general received the South Korean Order of National Security Medal in Seoul, May 20, 2013.

  • 10th RSG leaders get smart on Article 15 and UMCJ procedures

    May 20, 2013

    Senior enlisted noncommissioned officers and officers of the 10th Regional Support Group assembled for a leader's professional development session May 8 at Kadena's Keystone Theater to go over military law procedures.

  • 15th Brigade Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and 10th Regional Support Group officer exchange

    May 20, 2013

    The 15th Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force invited seven officers from the 10th Regional Support Group to Camp Naha in late April to learn what life is like for a JGSDF officer.

  • 10th Regional Support Group shares lessons learned

    May 20, 2013

    The 10th Regional Support Group traded in their office and living space this week for a more austere location for five days, at the helicopter landing zone on Torii Beach. But they were not the only ones present for this learning experience.

  • Military police in Japan recognize National Police Week

    May 20, 2013

    Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from military police units on Okinawa participated in a Defender's Challenge competition May 14 on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

  • 10th RSG tests its capabilities during exercise in Japan

    May 20, 2013

    The 10th Regional Support Group conducted its command post exercise April 1-5 at Torii Station's Renegade landing zone.

  • Pacific Signal Best Warrior competes for fallen brother

    May 20, 2013

    Many people compete to honor comrades who have made the ultimate sacrifice. However, in the 311th Signal Command (Theater) annual 2013 Best Warrior Competition, one Soldier competed to honor someone who was more than a fallen comrade; he competed to honor his younger brother.

  • Yudh Abhyas Company-level STX lanes

    May 17, 2013

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and Indian Army's 99th Mountain Brigade clear a village of insurgents during company-level field training May 13, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the 82nd Airborne Division's parent organization, XVIII Airborne Corps.

  • YA13 Company-level situational training exercise

    May 17, 2013

    Indian Army Col. Prashant Kandpal, commander of 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 99th Mountain Brigade, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Phillip Sounia, commander of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the division's commanding general, watch a combined force of their soldiers neutralize insurgents during a company-level field problem May 14, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg.

  • Hurricane & disaster preparedness must take place now, before season begins

    May 17, 2013

    As hurricane season bears down on the Pacific, from June 1 to Nov. 30, the time to prepare for a possible disaster is now.

  • Humphreys opens gates for Spring Fest 2013

    May 16, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys is hosting Spring Fest 2013, May 18, from noon -- 10 p.m., at Independence Park. This event will be open post and open to everyone. The USAG Humphreys, mission units and members of our local Korean community can participate to celebrate the arrival of spring and promote friendship and cross-cultural understanding by combining U.S. and Korean entertainment, food, games and sporting events.

  • Sponsorship Coordinators ease Soldier transiton

    May 16, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE -- Arriving to South Korea can be a challenging situation for incoming Soldiers, but the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is working hard to streamline the process. Soldiers transitioning to the 35th ADA received special attention from "Sponsorship Coordinators" at Osan Air Base, May 14. These dedicated sponsorship staff communicate with the incoming Soldiers to help ease the transition process, said Sgt. Austin White, one of the unit sponsorship coordinators.

  • Army Chief of Staff addresses Sexual Assault & Harassment

    May 16, 2013

    Over the last twelve years of war, our Army has demonstrated exceptional competence, courage, and resiliency in adapting to the demands of war and accomplishing the mission. Today, however, the Army is failing in its efforts to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment. It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as our primary mission. It is up to every one of us, civilian and Soldier, general officer to private, to solve this problem within our ranks.

  • USARPAC Soldiers keep their lifesaving skills fresh

    May 16, 2013

    Combat Medics play an important role in the Army, providing first aid and trauma care to wounded Soldiers but they can't be everywhere at once and when the call for "Medic!" goes out, the first person who responds may not be an actual medic.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts Steel Zenith Field Training Exercise

    May 16, 2013

    PAJU, South Korea -- 2nd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, and 4th Chemical Company, 23rd Chemical Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, conduct decontamination training at Saint Barbara's Training Area in Paju, South Korea, May 13-17, 2013. Both the battalion Soldiers also trained with the Republic of Korea army's 9th Division, 26th Regiment, to test their systems and capabilities together, decreasing their response time to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. The training is designed to increase readiness to defend the ROK and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Army Photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Yudh Abhyas enhances US, Indian Army partnership

    May 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Pacific sponsored a bilateral training exercise between the U.S. and Indian Army May 3-17 focused on the two country's cultures, weapons training and tactics.

  • Supporters thanked for KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week success

    May 15, 2013

    To recognize the successful 2013 KATUSA & U.S. Soldier Friendship Week, supporters and leaders of companies, brigades and battalions from ROK and U.S. enjoyed an appreciation ceremony and luncheon here, May 14.

  • Signal Meets Chemical in Korean Partnership Training

    May 15, 2013

    CAMP CARROLL, SOUTH KOREA -- The 36th Signal Battalion and the Republic of Korea 19th Chemical Battalion are on opposite sides of the combat spectrum, but teamed up for a joint training exercise here May 8.

  • Military Police in Japan recognize National Police Week

    May 15, 2013

    KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa, Japan-- Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from military police units on Okinawa participated in a Defender's Challenge competition May 14th on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

  • Hagel announces fewer furlough days for DOD employees

    May 14, 2013

    After weeks of review, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded budget cuts will require most of the department's civilian employees to be furloughed beginning in July, but that because of other efforts to deal with the shortfall, only half of the 22 days originally envisioned as temporary layoffs will now be necessary.

  • Hagel Announces Furlough Days for DOD Employees

    May 14, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After weeks of review, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded budget cuts will require most of the department's civilian employees to be furloughed beginning in July, but that because of other efforts to deal with the shortfall, only half of the 22 days originally envisioned as temporary layoffs will now be necessary.

  • U.S. troops join residents on Seoul mountain walk

    May 13, 2013

    American troops, civilians and family members took on one of the most prominent peaks in South Korea's capital city, May 11, 2013, together with a million of their closest friends.

  • Demining efforts improve technology and safety of Thai borders

    May 13, 2013

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, continued global humanitarian demining research and development efforts, including a new one year project aimed to improve demining technology and increase border safety in Thailand that began March 29.

  • Annual India - U.S. training at Bragg this year

    May 11, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Partnership is not an event but a process. Yudh Abhyas, the annual bilateral soldier training between India and the United States began its ninth year May 3, held for the first time here at the home of the U.S. Army Airborne.

  • Yudh Abhyas 2013 Begins

    May 11, 2013

    Yudh Abhyas 2013, a United Nations mandated training exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific, kicked off May 3, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. This year's exercise marked the first participation of the 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Indian soldiers share ambush techniques with U.S. paratroopers

    May 11, 2013

    Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct platoon-level ambush training May 7, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers are part of Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training event between the armies of the United States and India, sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Indian soldiers, U.S. paratroopers compare patrolling tactics

    May 11, 2013

    Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, move through the forests of western Fort Bragg during a training exercise with paratroopers of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, which is the reconnaissance element for the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, May 8, 2013. The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific

  • Johnson thanks U.S. Army Air Defenders in South Korea

    May 10, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Eighth Army commanding general thanked U.S. Army Air Defenders for their service on the Korean Peninsula May 9.

  • GPO hosts 2ID soldiers on culture tours

    May 10, 2013

    More than 70 2nd Infantry Division soldiers and family members were provided the opportunity to attend two Korean culture tours April 30 to May 3, 2013, as a component of the ongoing partnership between the United States and the Republic of Korea.

  • Soldiers and families in Japan gather for National Day of Prayer

    May 10, 2013

    Eighty soldiers and family members participated in a prayer breakfast to recognize National Day of Prayer. The event was hosted by the 10th Regional Support Group Chaplain's office on May 7 at the Havana Club.

  • Annual 'Yudh Abhyas' training with Indian Army kicks off at Bragg this year

    May 10, 2013

    In its ninth year, the annual 'Yudh Abhyas' bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific is under way for the first time at Fort Bragg, pairing paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team with the Indian Army's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, part of the 99th Mountain Brigade.

  • New Army Family Housing 'officially' opens

    May 9, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest Army Family Housing units to open here was held May 2. The Housing Office began filling the three new buildings, which house 210 units, in March.

  • DMZ visit

    May 9, 2013

    The Pyeongtaek City Government and the Korean American Friendship Society hosted a Joint Security Area tour for 70 U.S. Soldiers, family members and civilians from Camp Humphreys May 4. The tour included lunch, Tunnel 3 and Observation Post Dora. For more information about upcoming tours offered through the Humphreys Garrison Public Affairs Office, contact Peter Yu at 754-7652 or watch the daily Notes from the Garrison.

  • 6-52 ADA events bring focus on SA prevention

    May 9, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- The Soldiers of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery underwent a week of classes and activities April 22-26 in order to bring awareness to sexual assault and sexual harassment. The Department of Defense observed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The week started off with a 5k Walk/Run. This event turned out more than 180 Soldiers with the top finishers in each age bracket receiving a medal.

  • Soldiers make friends with visitors to air show

    May 9, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE -- Soldiers with the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade were a big hit with their visitors at the Ansan Air Show, April 29--May 5. Ansan is near Incheon, about two hours from Osan.

  • Seoul prepares for biological terrorism threat

    May 9, 2013

    A joint biological terrorism exercise was held in the middle of the city to reinforce the readiness to respond to a possible biological terrorism attack in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, May 8.

  • NETCOM Commanding General Reveals plans for future of Signal in Pacific

    May 8, 2013

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn visited Hawaii as part of his recent Pacific engagement tour, which included a visit with Signal Soldiers of the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Army Pacific.

  • U.S., ROK military leaders discuss combined logistics

    May 7, 2013

    Senior military leaders from Eighth Army and the Republic of Korea Army's leading front-line formations met, May 3, 2013, at Wonju, South Korea, to discuss combined logistics operations.

  • Alaska paratroopers honor Navy's newest ship

    May 7, 2013

    Alaska-based airborne artillerymen render a 19-gun salute May 4 to celebrate the commissioning of the U.S. Navy's newest ship, the amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage, at the the Port of Anchorage, Alaska.

  • Gaining cultural experience through tactical training

    May 7, 2013

    DAECHEON, South Korea -- "While I was sitting in the turret waiting 'til it was my turn to fire," said Pfc. Desmon Hayes, from Slidell, La. "I just didn't want to mess it up -- that was the only thing that was going through my mind. I kept talking to my team chief. She kept motivating me and kept me on the straight and narrow and we knocked it out."

  • Eighth Army hosts combatives tournament

    May 6, 2013

    Soldiers took to the mat to compete in the Eighth Army Combatives Tournament at the Seoul American High School Falcon Gym on Yongson Garrison, South Korea, May 3-4, 2013.

  • Torii Station Soldiers visit Iwo Jima

    May 6, 2013

    Three U.S. Army Japan Soldiers stationed on Torii Station were recently given a rare opportunity to visit the hallowed ground atop Mount Suribachi on the tiny Pacific island of Iwo Jima. The journey was an experience they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

  • AUSTRALIAN USARPAC DEPUTY GENERAL OF OPERATIONS MAJ. GEN. RICHARD BURR VISITS 5th BATTLEFIELD COORDI

    May 6, 2013

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM, HAWAII-- The 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment (BCD) hosted Australian Maj. Gen. Richard Burr, USARPAC Deputy General of Operations, for an overview briefing of the BCD and the Air and Space Operations Center (AOC) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Apr. 29, 2013.

  • Johnson thanks South Korean business leaders in Seoul

    May 3, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general thanked South Korean business leaders for their support of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance, May 3, 2013, in Seoul.

  • Eighth Army Soldiers teach English to students

    May 3, 2013

    SEOUL - Soldiers from the Eighth Army Fire Support Element have set their sights on improving the English language skills of the students at Itaewon Elementary School.

  • May is Mental Health Month

    May 3, 2013

    The Army is determined to decrease the stigma and get help to those who need it, by promoting dialogue between leaders, Soldiers, families, civilians and the community.

  • FORSCOM Chief of Staff: Leader development, retention key to 21st-century Army readiness

    May 3, 2013

    In order to understand an increasingly ambiguous global operational environment, the U.S. Army must continually assess and refine the way it operates, develop its people, increase its capabilities and exploit its advantages, said the U.S. Army Forces Command chief of staff May 1 on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Arrowhead soldiers prove their mettle in EIB training

    May 3, 2013

    The Expert Infantryman Badge was awarded to 159 infantrymen from the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, for successfully completing the brigade's week-long EIB testing, during a ceremony April 26, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • US, Philippines partner for Exercise Balikatan 2013

    May 3, 2013

    On April 5, soldiers from 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, joined more than 8,000 U.S. and Filipino service members on the Philippine island of Luzon for Joint Exercise Balikatan. Exercise Balikatan 2013 is in its 29th iteration and is intended to promote regional peace and security by ensuring the interoperability and readiness of Philippine and U.S. forces. The word Balikatan means "shoulder-to-shoulder" in Tagalog, one of several native Filipino languages, and characterizes the spirit of the bilateral Philippines-U.S. exercise.

  • Tripler gives Hawaii Job Corps students a taste of Army Medicine

    May 2, 2013

    Tripler Army Medical Center's Clinical Support Division staff had the opportunity to take 13 medical administrative assistants visiting from Hawaii Job Corps on a tour of the hospital and learn more about their prospective career field, April 22.

  • KATUSA program, Friendships developed last a lifetime

    May 2, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- South Koreans are known for many things, such as their rich cultural heritage and delicious food, but what does not often come to mind is that the Republic of Korea is one of about 25 countries in the world with a mandatory national service or conscription program. All South Korean males between the ages of 18 and 35 are obligated to serve at least 21 months in the military or police.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks emergency responders

    May 2, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Eighth Army commanding general thanked Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital emergency personnel for their prompt and professional response after a recent helicopter hard landing.

  • Environmental professionals meet green Yongsan

    May 2, 2013

    To present a general awareness of U.S. Army Environmental programs conducted at on post, environmental professionals from Seoul City, Yongsan-gu municipalities and Korean community neighbors were invited to Yongsan Garrison here, May 2.

  • 2ID welcomes new deputy commanding general

    May 1, 2013

    The 2nd Infantry Division welcomed a new deputy commanding general for maneuver Wednesday during a ceremony on Camp Red Cloud.

  • 25th Infantry Division activates Lightning Academy

    May 1, 2013

    East Range Training Complex, Hawaii -- During a ceremony on East Range Training Complex, Hawaii, May 1, 2013 the 25th Infantry Division officially activated its latest tool to help build and enhance warrior skills: the Lightning Academy.

  • Camp Zama shows appreciation to military children all month long

    Apr 30, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 30, 2013) -- All month long, various organizations showed their appreciation to military children here with a host of activities recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child. Annually, during the month of April, military communities recognize and celebrate military children for their contributions and their capacity to endure so much.

  • Army Community Services provides opportunities to Army spouses at job fair

    Apr 30, 2013

    Transitioning military spouses sometimes have trouble finding employment when they arrive at their Soldier's new duty station; the Schofield Barracks Army Community Service (ACS) office took steps to ease the burden with a job fair on April 26 at the Nehelani Club.

  • Raiders maximize training with Operation Raider Pillage

    Apr 30, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers of the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, "Raiders," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, maximized training by using a unique blend of live, virtual, gaming and constructive environments, here during Operation Raider Pillage on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, April 21-25, 2013.

  • Soldier nominated for Outstanding Community Service

    Apr 30, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- She gives hugs freely and punishes when necessary. She has a firm hand, but a soft touch. She knows how to delegate authority, but is always ready to step up and handle any situation. When in need, everyone around knows they can count on Sgt. Phillis White. Because of what she calls "normal, everyday activities," White has recently been nominated for Outstanding Community Service Award for her constant commitment to the students and teachers at Webling Elementary School and her dedication to the Soldiers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Soldier defeats odds to become USARJ Soldier of the Year

    Apr 30, 2013

    TORII STATION, Okinawa (May 1, 2013) -- The Army simply defines resiliency as having the ability to "hunt for the good stuff" and bounce back from a significant emotional event to overcome a situation or crisis. It's something to which Spc. Mara E. Snowman, a euphonium player with the U.S. Army Japan Band, can relate.

  • 26th Concrete Detachment helps to preserve aviation history

    Apr 30, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The 26th Concrete Detachment, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, constructed two concrete pads on Wheeler Army Airfield these past two weeks to hold museum aircraft pieces for the joint 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and the Tropic Lightning Museum Memorial. Prior to construction, the helicopters were sitting on an improvised arrangement of garden cement blocks. The deputy commander of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade highlighted the importance of these pads to his organization.

  • 84th Eng. Bn. Soldiers volunteer for Eagle Scout Project

    Apr 30, 2013

    PITI, Guam-- The Soldiers of the "Never Daunted" battalion volunteered their time and efforts to impact the local community by cleaning up a local park in Piti, Guam, Apr. 13. The idea for the project came from a local Eagle Scout, James Cook, who wanted to clean up Santos Memorial Park, a park that had debris, overgrown trees, and pavilions in need of painting. It was important to him to ensure joint efforts from the Army, Navy, Boy Scouts, Mayor of Piti, and local villagers.

  • 8th TSC's Best Warrior Competition finds the best of the best

    Apr 30, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- It's 3 a.m. on a Tuesday on Oahu, Hawaii. Shops are closed and the highways empty. Bakeries haven't begun making their morning bread and coffee will go unbrewed for another two to three hours. The island is asleep. It's 3 a.m. on a Tuesday on Oahu, Hawaii, and it's time to fight! Four Soldiers and four noncommissioned officers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command came together to compete against each other in the 8th TSC's Best Warrior Competition, Apr. 23 -- 26, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Soldiers earn top honors as USARJ's best

    Apr 29, 2013

    OKINAWA, Japan -- Fourteen Soldiers from mainland Japan and Okinawa displayed their warrior skills and talents to see who would be named United States Army Japan's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during USARJ's Warrior Challenge competition held here April 22 through 25.

  • Budget cuts mean Army must consider where it will buy weapons

    Apr 29, 2013

    With sequestration firmly in place, the Army will be buying a lot less stuff, and leaders are concerned about ensuring the businesses they buy things from don't wither.

  • Theater Signal Command observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 29, 2013

    Members of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) and 516th Signal Brigade commemorated Sexual Assault Awareness Month through a week of activities on Fort Shafter to raise awareness and prevent sexual violence in the military.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks emergency responders

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general thanked Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital emergency personnel for their prompt and professional response after a recent helicopter hard landing.

  • 9th MSC recognizes military children through reading

    Apr 26, 2013

    Service members are placed on the front lines every day to fight for the U.S. And while they are constantly on the minds of Americans as they ship off to various foreign locations, not often do thoughts go toward the little ones these heroes are leaving behind.

  • Army says fiscal year 2014 budget request 'meets future challenges'

    Apr 26, 2013

    The fiscal year 2014 budget "meets future challenges, strengthens global engagements, provides for resets, sustains the industrial base and fulfills commitments to Soldiers, civilians and families," the Army's top civilian leader told lawmakers.

  • 210th Fires Brigade and DDC leaders plants tree for Arbor Day

    Apr 25, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Leaders from 210th Fires Brigade and the city of Dongducheon plant a commemorative tree April 25, 2013 in honor of Arbor Day. Soldiers and citizens celebrated planting the symbolic tree at 210th Fires Brigade headquarters and then shared lunch at the Warrior's Club. 210th Fires Brigade is committed to building a strong relationship with the city of Dongducheon by working together and learning about each other, while improving the community where we live and work. "We are here to plant the tree, but the tree symbolizes so much more than just a tree," Col. Tracy P. Banister, brigade commander. "It symbolizes our relationship and the growth of our relationship especially over the past two years." (U. S. photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210 Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • KATUSA-US Friendship Week promotes camaraderie

    Apr 25, 2013

    The KATUSA (Korean Augmentation to the United States Army) program is the embodiment of the ROK-U.S. alliance. In commemoration of 60 years of that powerful partnership, the 2013 KATUSA & U.S. Soldier Friendship Week was held 15-18 April.

  • Breaking language barriers, making history

    Apr 25, 2013

    United Nations, U.S. Servicemembers of the Pacific support Key Resolve exercise in Korea

  • Traveling dietitians visit Humphreys Health Clinic

    Apr 25, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Registered Dietitians from Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital make regular visits to the Humphreys Health Clinic to help Soldiers and their families focus on the importance of making informed food choices, along with developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

  • 218th HHR renews Yongsan support

    Apr 25, 2013

    Leaders of the 218th Homeland Reserve Regiment (HRR) visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, sharing an opportunity to enrich their friendship and alliance, Apr. 25.

  • Military police, medics at Camp Zama conduct collaborative CPR training

    Apr 24, 2013

    The first collaborative cardiopulmonary resuscitation training class between Soldiers assigned to Medical Department Activity-Japan and the 88th Military Police Detachment here was held April 18.

  • 94TH AAMDC SUCCESSFULLY PLANS, COMPLETES ITS QUARTERLY MOTORCYCLE SAFETY RIDE

    Apr 24, 2013

    Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii-- Self-touted as one of the safest units in the Army, the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command successfully completed its quarterly motorcycle mentorship ride, April 18, 2013.

  • Korean National Police visit Yongsan Army base

    Apr 23, 2013

    Playing a pivotal role in keeping the garrison safe, Korean National Police take charge of the boundaries of the post by patrolling and guarding them. The KNPs were given a unique opportunity to see the inside of what they guard here, April 23.

  • Transformational leaders embody US Army Japan's 'Words to Live By'

    Apr 23, 2013

    Chaplain (Col.) Gary Hensley, the command chaplain for U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) explains in a commentary why transformational leaders embody USARJ's "Words to Live By"

  • Eighth Army commander honored with Korean name

    Apr 23, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army's commanding general was honored for his contribution to the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance with a Korean name.

  • Osan opens memorial hall to honor Task Force Smith

    Apr 23, 2013

    The South Korean city of Osan opened a memorial hall, April 23, 2013, to honor the first American Soldiers to fight in the Korean War.

  • Commanding general of Army Materiel Command visits Yokohama North Dock, Sagami Depot

    Apr 22, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited Japan April 19 through 21. On April 20, Via traveled to Yokohama North Dock, where he was provided an overbrief on the Army Field Support Battalion - Northeast Asia and toured one of the several Landing Craft Utility boats docked at the installation. Via then traveled to Sagami General Depot for an overview brief on the installation, a discussion with U.S. Army Japan leadership, and a windshield tour of the installation.

  • Camp Zama Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

    Apr 22, 2013

    Camp Zama's annual volunteer recognition ceremony was hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Japan, with support from Army Community Service, at the Camp Zama Community Club. During the ceremony, both the youth and adult Outstanding Volunteers of the Year were announced from among 14 nominees. Additionally, the adult Merited Volunteer of the Year and Honored Volunteer of the Year were announced to kick off National Volunteer Week at Camp Zama.

  • Camp Zama recognizes outstanding youth, adult volunteers of the year

    Apr 21, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 19, 2013) -- Camp Zama's outstanding youth and adult volunteers of the year were recognized at the installation's annual volunteer recognition ceremony held April 18 at the Camp Zama Community Club here.

  • Army Earth Day Message signed by SMA, CSA, SA

    Apr 19, 2013

    Monday, April 22, the Army joins the nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army installations and organizations will continue efforts to support the Army's mission by conserving cultural and natural resources, harnessing more energy from alternative sources, promoting greater fuel and energy efficiency, and furthering Net Zero energy, water and waste efforts. By making the right choices today, our Army will remain the world 's premier military force into the future.

  • 'We Go Together' Phrase says it all during KATUSA-US Friendship Week

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- As they do each and every day -- whether it is in the motor pool, orderly room or field environment -- Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Soldiers worked and played together, side-by-side, during the 2013 KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week activities, which began Monday in Zoeckler Gym and conclude today.

  • Earth Day celebrated with run, fair

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Humphreys community gathered at MP Hill Gym April 13 to celebrate Earth Day with an Environmental Fair and Earth Day 5K Run. This year's Earth Day activities were hosted under the theme of "Acknowledge the past, Engage the Present, and Chart the Future." They were hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division, in collaboration with the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports Division.

  • Hagel: Review to assess investment, force structure assumptions

    Apr 18, 2013

    As Defense Department leaders defend before Congress the president's $526.6 billion base defense budget request for fiscal year 2014, DOD officials are preparing a review that reassesses assumptions driving the Pentagon's investment and force structure decisions, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, April 17, 2013.

  • Readiness training prepares US Army Pacific Soldiers for deployment

    Apr 18, 2013

    U.S. Army, Pacific, Contingency Command Post Soldiers need to be ready to deploy at a moment's notice anywhere in the Pacific.

  • New Tapuac Footbridge Leads Barangay Toward Positive Future

    Apr 18, 2013

    A combined team of Philippine and U.S. Army engineers completed construction on a 50-meter footbridge that connects the remote Tapuac farmlands to the community's central market place.

  • Budget cuts will affect readiness, Army leader says

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Army's under secretary said with sequestration in place and deep cuts requested, the Army is concerned about how it can train, equip and sustain Soldiers to be ready when called upon.

  • USARPAC recognition ceremony honors civilian service

    Apr 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific held its annual Army Civilian Recognition award ceremony April 17 at the Hale Ikena at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Ancient Hawaiians lived Earth Day values

    Apr 18, 2013

    The practices of mālama `āina (care for the land) and mālama kai (care for the sea) have become very popular in Hawai`i, but they are part of a larger tradition known as Aloha `Āina -- love of the land.

  • South Korea to buy Apache Attack helicopters through FMS

    Apr 17, 2013

    The Republic of Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced it will purchase 36 U.S. Army Apache (AH-64E) helicopters through Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The value of this FMS is estimated at $1.6 billion.

  • Hagel: DOD will provide support after 'cruel act of terror'

    Apr 16, 2013

    The thoughts and prayers of all members of the Defense Department are with the people of Boston and the victims of the marathon bombing yesterday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, April 16, 2013.

  • 561st Engineers repair road on Marine base

    Apr 16, 2013

    MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii-- The 561st Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command not only helps out around the community and in foreign nations, but it also helps out other military services. The Soldiers of the 561st spent the last two months helping the Kaneohe Marine Corp Range Facility with much needed horizontal construction work. Due to heavy rains on the windward side of Oahu, much of the Marine Base is washed away regularly. The runoff collection has caused a lot of damage to the facilities' roads and ranges. The Soldiers of 2nd Platoon, 561st Eng. Co. rebuilt a portion of the roads and drainage systems that had been washed away.

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