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  • Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and Mrs. Jeanne Chandler holiday message

    Dec 13, 2012

    Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and Mrs. Jeanne Chandler wish happy holidays to the troops.

  • From soldier to non-commissioned officer - Japan Ground Self Defense Forces create sergeant school

    Dec 12, 2012

    The transition from junior enlisted soldier to non-commissioned officer is a proud moment for those who don the trio of stripes for the first time. Hefty responsibility comes with the new rank, and only those who are fit for the challenge are chosen to wear it. The U.S. Army Non-commissioned Officer Corps, known as the backbone of the Army, is as old as our military history itself and has served as a model for the Japan Ground Self Defense Force as they set up their own corps.

  • Fiscal Triad hones skills during training exercise

    Dec 12, 2012

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and civilians throughout the Pacific were recently hosted on Oahu by the 413th Contracting Support Brigade for a Disaster Training Exercise Dec. 2-7.

  • Comedy provides Servicemembers cure

    Dec 12, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan hosted a creative way of teaching substance abuse and suicide prevention as Servicemembers had the opportunity to get out of routine computer presentations and learned the lessons through Bernie McGrenahan's comedy show, Dec. 10.

  • Japanese counterparts relish US field rations

    Dec 11, 2012

    MREs (meal ready to eat) are issued to soldiers in a field-training environment, mainly for long shelf life and ability to be hastily prepared. U.S soldiers often think of MREs as a dissatisfying substitute for a home cooked meal, but for Mr. Iga, a local employee of the Tohoku Defense Bureau and Mr. Yukinao Kitahara of the South Kauto Defense Bureau, it was a new and exciting experience.

  • Resiliency is key to 35th CSSB mission

    Dec 11, 2012

    Supporting soldiers on the battlefield is no easy task and the logistical requirements to outfit a combat troop to effectively do his or her job is done by far fewer soldiers than those on the battlefield. Consider the U.S. Army's 35th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade in Sagami General Depot, Japan.

  • Lessons learned benefit U.S., Japan at Yama Sakura 63

    Dec 11, 2012

    Members of the United States Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force teamed up to collect, track and distribute lessons learned during the bi-lateral training event Yama Sakura 63, held in Sendai, Japan.

  • Gen. Raymond T. Odierno holiday message

    Dec 11, 2012

    General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Mrs. Linda Odierno wish happy holidays to the troops. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/video/193041/gen-odierno-holiday-message#.UMduOmeyD1k#ixzz2ElcioWBp

  • US and China focus on disaster management

    Dec 10, 2012

    The People's Liberation Army and United States Army Pacific participated in a Disaster Management Exchange Nov. 26 -- Dec. 2. The 2012 DME was hosted by the PLA in: Beijing, Kunming, and Chengdu, China.

  • Cyber defense take center stage at Yama Sakura

    Dec 8, 2012

    Yama Sakura is a bilateral training exercise between U.S. Army and Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces in order to enhance cooperation procedures during contingency operations. While this exercise is primarily for command posts, it is also an opportunity to teach U.S. forces and its allies about a new type of warfare currently being waged through computers, smartphones and many other sources of communication.

  • Storied chapel resurrected

    Dec 8, 2012

    It has been nearly two years since the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck the east coast of Japan, crumbling the landscape and then washing it away. The event is now remembered as "3/11," a term and event congruous to America's "9/11." The natural disaster claimed more than 18,000 lives, created countless dollars worth of damage and temporarily caused mass destruction for the people of this beautiful island nation. The people were resilient and started rebuilding as soon as the storm waters receded. One such casualty of the storm is the storied Old Schimmelpfennig Chapel located on modern-day Camp Sendai on the northern end of Japan.

  • America, Japan exchange culture through writing

    Dec 8, 2012

    The ancient art of Japanese calligraphy dates back to the 28th century B.C. where it began as religious pictographs carved into bones for ceremonies. Today, it has evolved into an art created with paintbrushes and ink and is taught in the Japanese school system beginning in elementary school. It's a common cultural trade that all Japanese are familiar with and is even a popular subject with high school students. Americans service members participating in Yama Sakura 63 are now getting an education in pen and ink from the professional mark makers themselves.

  • KSC Battalion lights up holidays in South Korea

    Dec 7, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Korean Service Corps Battalion brightened the holiday season for U.S. military personnel and their families in South Korea by putting up millions of lights.

  • Top Korean Army officer tours geospatial commands

    Dec 7, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Exchanging information and learning from each other is vital to stay current and ahead of the curve in any area of business, technology, education and life. This is precisely why the Soldiers and command teams from the Combined Terrain Analysis Team in the U.S. Pacific Command, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, and the 25th Infantry Division hosted two officers from the Republic of Korean Army, here, Nov. 4-9, to talk shop and get a better understanding of geospatial equipment and endeavors.

  • USARPAC Soldiers go for gold in series of events

    Dec 7, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from nine different subordinate commands under U.S. Army-Pacific earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge after completing a series of athletic and military events, here, recently.

  • Soldiers overcome challenges to earn EFMB

    Dec 7, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- One-hundred seventy Soldiers attempted to earn the toughest badge in the Army during the Expert Field Medical Badge train-up and assessment, here, Oct. 29-Nov. 8. "(The Expert Field Medical Badge) takes study, discipline, expertise, guts, physical effort and the desire to drive on and meet all the objectives," said Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander, U.S. Army-Pacific. "It's not just a symbol of proficiency; it's a symbol of the heart and the guts that it takes," Wiercinski said.

  • USARPAC hosts Annual Career Counselor of the Year competition

    Dec 7, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific hosted the annual Career Counselor of the Year Competition Dec. 3-6 at Fort Shafter.

  • 'Operation Toy Drive' is launched by 84th Engineers

    Dec 7, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The "Never Daunted" Battalion combined physical readiness with holiday spirit to benefit some families in Hamilton housing, here, Nov. 28. Members of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 84th Engineer Battalion (Construction Effects), 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, lined the streets with Christmas spirit as they marched to deliver donations of children's gifts to less fortunate military families.

  • 8th TSC Soldier shines, wins multiple karate gold medals

    Dec 7, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Martial artists from around the world traveled to Oahu to compete in the 53rd annual All-Hawaii State Karate Championships/2012 Honolulu International Karate Championships, Nov. 17. Amongst these competitors was Sgt. Randal Kumagai, military intelligence, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, who has been competing and studying Karate for years. Kumagai was ready to take on the challenge.

  • Yama Sakura 63 commences following opening ceremony

    Dec 6, 2012

    In grand pomp and circumstance, service members marched onto the parade field Dec. 6, for the opening ceremony of Yama Sakura 63.

  • One cup of tea unites two cultures

    Dec 6, 2012

    Each morning my coffee cup is filled with water; two bags of Tazo Awake tea float along the top, and a dash of honey sinks to the bottom. After two minutes in the microwave, a sit on the kitchen counter for one more, and a quick stir, the temperature is perfect, and I smile with every sip. While tea is a drink Americans enjoy just about any time of the day, in other areas of the world, it has a storied history. The act of preparing and drinking this tea is a special time that holds special meaning and is woven into their culture, the thread that connects generations.

  • Army, 8th TSC brings all five services together for culinary arts competition

    Dec 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Warriors from all branches of service traded their weapons for spoons, spatulas and ladles, here, Oct. 17, to prepare for the 38th annual Military Culinary Arts Competition, in Fort Lee, Va. The two-week joint competition is North America's largest culinary competition and is sanctioned by the American Culinary Federation. It's been held every year since 1973, with the exceptions of 1991 and 2003, during Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, respectively.

  • Deployable HCCC capable of monitoring vessels globally

    Dec 6, 2012

    The Army received a new tool in the fight against terror, and 21 Soldiers from the 545th Harbormaster Detachment, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, had the opportunity to take it on a test run.

  • Warrior Company Builds Roadway at PTA

    Dec 6, 2012

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- The Soldiers of the 561st Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, successfully completed a 2.3-mile stretch of roadway at the Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island, Oct. 26. The construction project marked the beginning of the Keamuku Main Supply Route at PTA. The initial 2.3 miles of roadway will be expanded in the coming years and Keamuku MSR will exceed 18 miles once completed. The section completed by the engineers of 561st will be immediately utilized by follow-on units as a drivers' training course for Stryker vehicles.

  • Sun harvested for warrior wattage

    Dec 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- It takes a lot of energy and fuel to wage war, as computers and other equipment need electricity. In the remote areas in which Soldiers often find themselves, the generators that produce that electricity need fuel. But the Army is finding that energy can be harvested in many different ways.

  • HRC briefs Alaska officers on evaluation changes

    Dec 6, 2012

    The Army is changing the way it evaluates officers, the commanding general of U.S. Army Human Resources Command told leaders at a briefing Dec. 3 on Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

  • 8th STB instills pride, inducts 12 new NCOs

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORD ISLAND, Hawaii -- One by one, newly promoted noncommissioned officers walked down the carpet under drawn swords as they were formally welcomed "to the Corps!" That was the chant shouted by the audience and participating members during the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, NCO Induction Ceremony, hosted by Command Sgt. Maj. Toese Tia Jr., senior enlisted leader of the 8th STB, at the Pacific Aviation Museum, here, Nov. 7.

  • Holiday stress poses real dangers: Overwork, overspending, even domestic violence among potential ha

    Dec 5, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- The holiday season can bring not only good cheer but high stress and even domestic violence, so community members should know the dangers and how to avert them, Warrior Country officials said this week.

  • 3rd SBCT, 2nd ID Command Group Returns to JBLM.

    Dec 5, 2012

    Following a 12-month deployment in Afghanistan, the Command Group of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division returned home to Joint Base Lewis McChord. Also available in high definition

  • Lights lit, ready for holiday season

    Dec 4, 2012

    The Yongsan Community welcomed the holiday season and celebrated its annual Yongsan Tree Lighting ceremony here, Nov. 30.

  • Eighth Army Band to perform at Korea's Carnegie Hall

    Dec 3, 2012

    SEOUL - The Eighth Army Band will perform a holiday concert with the Prima Donna Ensemble at the Seoul Performing Arts Center, South Korea's premier venue, Dec. 9.

  • Korean War veterans honor storied U.S. Army general

    Dec 3, 2012

    Eighth Army leaders and Korean War veterans honored the Eighth Army commanding general who helped to save South Korea by holding the line at the Pusan Perimeter in 1950.

  • KAW flight medics certified by 3-25 AVN

    Dec 3, 2012

    Medics of the Kandahar Air Wing were certified during flight medic training with the Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Hammerhead, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 28.

  • 25th CAB Top Gun Competition

    Dec 3, 2012

    UH-60 Black Hawk Crew Chiefs and door gunners of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade competed in the first 25th CAB Top Gun Competition on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 28.

  • USARPAC FY13 Holiday Season Safety Message

    Dec 3, 2012

    A holiday season safety message from Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski and Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota

  • 25th CAB soldier provides sky security

    Nov 29, 2012

    Army Spc. Richard Burton, crew chief with the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Regiment, provides security in a Black Hawk helicopter during a flight mission over Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Nov. 26, 2012. Burton is from Athens, Ga. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Mackie)

  • Red Cloud fitness room offers TRX, other workouts

    Nov 29, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Soldiers and civilians at Camp Red Cloud can now perform the latest kinds of fitness workouts -- including cutting edge TRX or total resistance exercise, in a special workout space at the post gym.

  • 25th Trans. back after a whole lot of haulin' runs

    Nov 29, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- It was past midnight at Wheeler Gulch as Soldiers from the 25th Transportation Company, 524 Combat Service Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th TSC, redeployed from Afghanistan after a yearlong deployment, Oct. 12. The 170 Soldiers conducted more than 200 convoy missions to more than 20 different forward operating bases in Regional Command-South.

  • 8th TSC HQ plans, loads cargo for C-17

    Nov 29, 2012

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- As the Army moves away from its constant deployment cycle and transitions to a more expeditionary force, Soldiers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, are taking another step in that direction by having a plan set in place that would rapidly and effectively deploy the 8th TSC headquarters. "As you all know, we may never know when it is time for us to deploy somewhere in the Pacific," said Col. Charles Maskell, deputy commander, 8th TSC, to a group of 8th STB Soldiers standing inside of a C17. "The days of the preplanned deployments where you know a year in advance that you will be deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan are rapidly coming to an end.

  • USARPAC Soldiers train on new virtual route clearance system

    Nov 26, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific received the Army's most realistic and versatile virtual training system for combat route clearance, the Virtual Clearance Training Suite, this month. The suite was installed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and is available to train Soldiers prior to a deployment.

  • Eighth Army remembers Yeonpyeong Island attack

    Nov 21, 2012

    Eighth Army marked the second anniversary of the 2010 North Korean artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island that claimed the lives of two Republic of Korea Marines and two South Korean civilians, during a ceremony at the Eighth Army headquarters on Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Soldiers bring warmth to local community

    Nov 21, 2012

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, along with Seoul American Middle School students and the Korean Foreigners Friendship Cultural Society, delivered coal briquettes to the households of elderly and low income families living in Ahyeon-dong, South Korea, Nov. 19, 2012, so they could stay warm over the winter.

  • Japanese live-fire exercise builds partner capacity for U.S., Japan

    Nov 21, 2012

    For the past 48 years, the U.S. and Japan have worked together and conducted missile live-fire exercises during the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Annual Service Practice, at McGregor Range, N.M.

  • 403rd AFSB's battalion participates in exercise Keen Sword 2013

    Nov 21, 2012

    Members of the Army Field Support Battalion-North East Asia's Yokohama North Dock have supported Keen Sword 2013 by conducting an issue of two Landing Craft Utility 2000 vessels.

  • Hawaii government, military leaders target joint sustainability issues

    Nov 21, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Col. Daniel Whitney, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, along with other installation leaders from military bases around Oahu, put pen to paper and signed a Memorandum of Understanding pledging closer collaboration between the City and County of Honolulu, here, Nov. 15.

  • Alpha 307th tackles Afghanistan Signal Mission

    Nov 21, 2012

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii-- Friends and family members of Soldiers from the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion's Alpha Company gathered Nov 16 to bid farewell to the Soldiers at a deployment ceremony here. The ceremony officially announced the Signal company's deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and was officiated by 516th Signal Brigade Commander Col. Scott D. Baer, and 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Scott A. Bird.

  • Exercise Vigilant Pacific 2012

    Nov 19, 2012

    Recently there have been multiple styles of foreign uniforms seen on Fort Shafter. Representatives from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, as well as Soldiers from U.S. Army Pacific and the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, executed Exercise Vigilant Pacific Nov. 1 -- 8 operating out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Thanksgiving motorcycle ride enforces safety, comraderie

    Nov 19, 2012

    A Thanksgiving motorcycle ride designed to build esprit de corps and focus on safety gathered more than 220 Soldiers and motorcyclists at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Nov. 15.

  • Soldiers conduct reflexive fire marksmanship, raise readiness

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan conducted reflexive fire marksmanship training at Training Support Activity-Korea, Nov. 15. The 20 Soldiers partaking in the training were tasked with firing their M16s while in motion. The training allowed Soldiers of HHC, USAG Yongsan to raise overall readiness and combat effectiveness.

  • Tripler hosts second annual diabetes health fair, aims to educate patients, family members

    Nov 19, 2012

    HONOLULU - More than 100 active duty and retired service members and their families braved the rainy weather and attended a diabetes health and wellness fair at Tripler Army Medical Center, Nov. 17, here.

  • Safer traffic leads to safer Warrior Country

    Nov 18, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Area I officials are using the recent laying of a new crosswalk pattern in downtown Camp Casey as a chance to remind Warrior Country pedestrians and motorists that traffic safety rules are an important part of community life and need to be adhered to.

  • USAG Red Cloud, Shinheung University pledge mutual aid on local environmental matters

    Nov 18, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The Army in Warrior Country formed a partnership with a local university this week so both can help protect Korea's natural environment.

  • Red Cloud Soldiers help guards at range

    Nov 18, 2012

    NORTH STAR RANGE, South Korea -- The men and women who guard the gates of Area I installations gained added confidence in the use of their 9 mm pistols thanks to a two-day firing event held for them by Soldiers based at Camp Red Cloud earlier this fall.

  • Army band is Budokan bound

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Pacific Band traveled to a Japan Ground Self Defense Force camp to rehearse with Self Defense Force members for the upcoming marching band festival in Tokyo.

  • USARPAC participates Veterans Day ceremony in the Northern Mariana Islands

    Nov 16, 2012

    Maj. Gen. William G. Beard, Deputy Commanding General for the United States Army Reserves, U.S. Army Pacific, assist in laying a wreath during Veterans Day commemoration November 11, 2012, at American Memorial Park.

  • SAES students visit water treatment plant

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fourth grade students at Seoul American Elementary School toured Yongsan's Water Treatment Plant, Nov. 13. The tour allowed the students to examine the filtration process used on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to provide clean water to Community members. "This is a great opportunity for students to see how we get water on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan," said Calvin O. Cobbs, chief of Plant Operations and Sanitation Branch, Directorate of Public Works. "Students will learn the process that is used to get the clean water we use every day."

  • Once a Soldier always a Soldier

    Nov 13, 2012

    AKIZUKI , Kure, Japan-- David Ricks, manager, Morale Welfare and Recreation Kure, Japan, had a simple plan after completing 13 years on active duty. Ricks served as a military policeman in the late 80's, returning home to Chattanooga, Tenn. to fulfill his childhood dream

  • Veterans Day Ceremony at Punchbowl

    Nov 13, 2012

    On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month, Soldiers of Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), 516th Signal Brigade, 30th Signal Battalion and 396th Signal Company served on a Joint Service Color Guard and Rifle Squad for a Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the Oahu Veterans Council at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 11. Several hundred people attended the ceremony which featured a Vietnam War Era Aircraft Fly Over, moving remarks by Honorable Max Cleland, Secretary American Battlefield Monuments Commission, and Honorable Daniel Akaka, U.S. Senator from Hawaii, and a Fighter Aircraft (F-22) Flyover Tribute by the 199th Fighter Squadron, of the Hawaii Air National Guard. (photos by Liana Mayo)

  • Pacific Fleet Commander visits U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post

    Nov 13, 2012

    Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Fleet Adm. Cecil Haney, visited the U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post to get a first-hand look at their operations and capabilities, on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Nov. 7.

  • USARJ's Senior Enlisted visits Okinawa.

    Nov 13, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan-- His voice resounds when talking about Soldiers or "young hooahs" as he commonly refers to younger troops. His passion is driven by the mere fact of a simple principle, invest in "young hooahs" and they will give you more in return by being a member a team.

  • Military Musicians Unite in the Land of the Rising Sun

    Nov 13, 2012

    Military musicians from all over U.S. Army Pacific united to perform in the largest military marching band festival in Japan. Members from 9th Army Band in Alaska, 8th Army Band in Korea and the 25th Infantry Division Band in Hawaii joined the U.S. Army Japan Band to form a 67-member marching band, dubbed the U.S. Army Pacific Band, to perform during the Japan Self Defense Force Marching Band Festival being held 16 and 17 November at the Nippon Budokan arena.

  • Humphreys breaks ground on state-of-the-art hospital, dental clinic

    Nov 9, 2012

    Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at Camp Humnhreys, South Korea, Nov. 7, 2012, on the future site of the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital and the Camp Humphreys Dental Clinic.

  • Camp Humphreys dishes up authentic Korean cooking class

    Nov 9, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Family members here had a chance to experience making authentic Korean food, kimbab, at the Army Community Service "Fun & Easy Korean Cooking Class," Oct. 31. The class is held monthly at the Family Readiness Center (Bldg. 1127) kitchen classroom.

  • Awareness, prevention key to stopping spread of RSV

    Nov 9, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Even with Hawaii's moderate temperatures, the fall and winter seasons usher in an increase in colds and respiratory infections, to include respiratory syncytial virus, a common infection that can cause more serious illness in some patients.

  • US and Japanese Soldiers unite through English

    Nov 8, 2012

    AKIZUKI, Kure, Japan-- The 83rd Ordnance Battalion hosted 14 Soldiers from the 46th Infantry, 13th Brigade, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force for an English class on Oct. 24th at its headquarters here.

  • Military Working Dog detachment activates

    Nov 7, 2012

    The 95th Military Police Detachment, 504th MP Battalion, was activated Nov. 2, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Soldiers experience Japanese culture

    Nov 7, 2012

    With Orient Shield 12 winding down, Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, along with their Japan Ground Self Defense Force counterparts, participated in a historical tour of the ancient city of Kyoto, Japan, during the first of two culture days.

  • Orient Shield 12 closing ceremony

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Warrior Inn DFAC preps for Army-level inspection team

    Nov 7, 2012

    Installation Management Command's best military dining facility -- possibly the Army's best -- can be found, here, at the Warrior Inn.

  • PTO introduces 'hop' to kids, parents

    Nov 6, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Most parties that take place at the end of October normally have zombies, witches and vampires walking around. But, for the party held at the Gateway Club Oct. 26, 1950s-style poodle skirts, Pink Ladies and Thunderbirds were the norm.

  • SMA encourages troops to look out for one another

    Nov 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army's top noncommissioned officer encouraged American Soldiers to look out for one another during a visit to South Korea, Nov. 5, 2012.

  • Soldiers, Defense Force Members complete Field Training Exercise

    Nov 6, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, along with Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army, completed a cumulative field training exercise (FTX) on Nov. 3 during the 13th iteration of Orient Shield, a bilateral training exercise taking place at Aibano Training Area, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Orient Shield is designed to enhance interoperability between U.S. and Japanese units at the lowest level, emphasizing combat readiness of both forces while strengthening their relationship.

  • Ninjas Leave Soldiers Seeing Stars

    Nov 6, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, along with Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) members watched in awe as performers demonstrated the weaponry and skill of ninjas during a presentation on Nov. 5 at Camp Imazu, Japan. The show was part of the first of two culture days, an important part of Orient Shield 12.

  • Orient Shield 12 wraps up in Japan

    Nov 6, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, along with Japan Ground Self Defense Force members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army, attended a ceremony that closed the 13th iteration of Orient Shield, a bilateral training exercise taking place at Aibano Training Area, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, Nov 7, 2012.

  • Hawaii Stryker unit lifts off for Air Assault

    Nov 5, 2012

    Soldiers with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, assembled with members of the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, to engage in its first day of air assault training, Oct. 29, 2012, during Orient Shield 12.

  • Gen. Thurman visits K-16 Airfield, encourages Soldiers

    Nov 5, 2012

    K-16 AIRFIELD, Republic of Korea -- Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea, visited K-16 Airfield to inspect its facilities and provide encouragement to Servicemembers stationed here, Nov. 1.

  • Orient Shield 12 Mortar Training

    Nov 5, 2012

    U.S. and Japanese forces train together in a field training exercise that is the culminating event of the bilateral training exercise.

  • Orient Shield 12 FTX

    Nov 5, 2012

    U.S. and Japanese forces train together in a field training exercise that is the culminating event of the bilateral training exercise.

  • U.S., ROK conduct river cross ops

    Nov 5, 2012

    REPUBLIC OF KOREA - (Left to Right) Brig. Gen. Jong Kwan Park, Republic of Korea Army CFC Engineer; Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, Deputy Commanding General, 412th Theater Engineer Command; and Col. Thomas Roth, Commander of 2nd Engineer Brigade-Alaska, part of a military observation team in the country's annual Hoguk exercises, are pictured here during the early morning hours of river assault training Oct. 27.

  • Eighth Army bids farewell to Conboy, welcomes Gentry

    Nov 4, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - After 28 years in the U.S. Army and a year and a half with Eighth Army, Brig. Gen David J. Conboy donned a set of shiny new stars before handing over his responsibility as deputy commanding general of sustainment to Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry in a ceremony Nov. 2 at Knight Field at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan.

  • Presidential Proclamation -- National Native American Heritage Month, 2012

    Nov 2, 2012

    National Native American Heritage Month, 2012

  • Doyle assumes command of PRMC, TAMC as Smith heads to Texas

    Nov 2, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Soldiers, staff, family members and government civilians, along with local leaders, gathered at Tripler Army Medical Center, Nov. 1, to bid farewell to Col. J. Anson Smith, outgoing commander of Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, and to welcome the incoming commander, Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle.

  • Tripler honors fallen behavioral health specialists

    Nov 2, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center hosted a Wreath Laying Ceremony and Fallen Comrade Tribute at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, here, Oct. 29.

  • Tripler to host wellness fair, reaches out to diabetic patients

    Nov 2, 2012

    HONOLULU--Tripler Army Medical Center will be hosting a wellness fair in honor of Diabetes Awareness Day, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., here.

  • 25th CAB medevac crew receives Australian award

    Nov 1, 2012

    Australian Forces at Multinational Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, recognized the actions of a medical evacuation crew from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Gunfighters, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, during an awards ceremony Oct. 18, 2012

  • "Music Soothes the Soul"Operation Rising Star promotes Soldiers' musical talent

    Nov 1, 2012

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea--Off-duty military personnel, and family members took advantage of the stillness of the evening to enjoy the musical talent of some fellow Soldiers during the Area IV Operation Rising Star competition at the Evergreen Club on Camp Walker, Oct. 20.

  • Yongsan builds camaraderie with local community members

    Nov 1, 2012

    Members of the Yongsan-gu city council were invited for a visit to U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to strengthen relations between the garrison leaders and the local Korean Community, Oct. 31. "Today's event is bringing the Itaewon Community on post to show them the capabilities we have here and to continue to build the friendship of the ROK-US alliance," said Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan.

  • U.S. Soldiers train at World Tae Kwon Do headquarters

    Nov 1, 2012

    SEOUL - Thirty-six U.S. Soldiers attended Tae Kwon Do Camp at the Kukkiwon, the World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters here in Seoul from Oct. 23 - 24.

  • U.S., Japan Prepare for Mock Battle during Orient Shield 12

    Nov 1, 2012

    The 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment from the 25th Infantry Division and the 33rd Infantry Regiment from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force plan maneuvers during a rock drill planning session as a part of Orient Shield 12 at Aibano Training Area, Shiga, Japan. The rock drill is part of the planning stages for the simulated battle that is the culminating training event at the end of the two-week bilateral training exercise. Orient Shield 12 is a premier exercise aimed to strengthen the relationship between U.S. and Japan while increasing interoperability through exchange of tactics, techniques, and experience. Orient Shield 12, the 13th iteration of the exercise, is set to close on Nov. 7.

  • Snipers Pull the Trigger on Orient Shield 12

    Nov 1, 2012

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division collaborated with Japan Ground Self Defense Force members in sniper training Tuesday as a part of Orient Shield 12.

  • Eighth Army recognizes food service excellence

    Nov 1, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The 2012 Eighth Army Phillip A. Connelly Award Ceremony was held here in the Eighth Army headquarters Oct. 24.

  • Eighth Army hosts reunion for KATUSA veterans

    Nov 1, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army veterans and their families visited here Oct. 27 and enjoyed a homecoming day.

  • Eighth Army participates in Osan Air Power Day

    Nov 1, 2012

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - About 20,000 people flocked to the airfield at Osan Air Base from Oct. 20 to 21 to attend the Osan Air Power Day.

  • Soldiers, Japan Ground Self Defense Force members have blast during Orient Shield

    Nov 1, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and troops from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force, took turns displaying their mortar-firing abilities, impacting the cliffs of a Japanese mountain range.

  • Mobile Gun System Exhibition Draws a Crowd

    Nov 1, 2012

    Bilateral training between Defense Force Members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) and Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment quickly turned into a media event when Japanese journalists arrived expecting a display of the Stryker Mobile Gun System's (MGS) capabilities at Aibano Training Area Tuesday during Orient Shield exercises.

  • 2nd Infantry Division celebrates 95 years of service

    Oct 31, 2012

    The 2nd Infantry Division celebrated its 95th birthday Oct. 26, 2012, in the Republic of Korea, where it has spent the majority of its service since the Korean War, deterring aggression on the world's most heavily fortified border.

  • Johnson describes Eighth Army role in Pacific shift

    Oct 31, 2012

    The U.S. Army's top operational commander in South Korea emphasized the importance of Eighth Army's role in providing security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in Northeast Asia during a panel in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2012.

  • USARPAC Fiscal Triad successfully executes year-end close

    Oct 30, 2012

    The United States Army, Pacific G-8 hosted a Year-End Close Recognition/Potluck celebration on Oct. 4, at the Historic Palm Circle Gazebo on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • 58th Signal Battalion colors cased, 333rd, 349th Signal Companies OPCON to 78th Signal Battalion

    Oct 30, 2012

    After heralding for more than 50 years the proud legacy of support that will continue in Okinawa, the Signal orange colors of the 58th Signal Battalion were cased during an inactivation ceremony at Torii Beach landing zone, Okinawa, Oct. 12.

  • 6th Annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race

    Oct 30, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division participated in the sixth annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race at the Sports Complex in Dongducheon, South Korea, on Oct. 28, 2012. 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers often join events involving local civilians in Area 1 as part of the Good Neighbor Program. (U. S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs NCO/Released).

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