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  • Arrowhead Brigade runs to commemorate anniversary

    Apr 9, 2013

    The 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division held a brigade run, March 28, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The run, held in order to build unit pride and cohesion, was to commemorate the Arrowhead Brigade's return to Fort Lewis, March 29, 1995. The brigade's return that day marked its reunion with 2nd Infantry Division, which began its long storied history with in 1917.

  • Chief of Army Reserve champions use of Reserve and multi-compo units during Pacific visit

    Apr 9, 2013

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Chief of Army Reserve Lieutenant Gen. Jeffrey Talley engaged 311th Signal Command (Theater) Soldiers with a townhall here April 4. The commander of the Army Reserve discussed current and future plans for Reserve Component and multi-component units and employment opportunities for warfighters of all components.

  • Soldiers plant trees, friendship

    Apr 9, 2013

    To commemorate the Korean national holiday of Arbor Day, and promote friendship between Korea and the United States, soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan visited Singye Historic Park and planted trees with their good neighbors, Yongsan-gu, April 5.

  • Land Forces: Assuring stability, security in Pacific region

    Apr 9, 2013

    The U.S. Army Pacific helped jump start the inaugural 2013 Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exposition, April 9, 2013, at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in downtown Honolulu.

  • Spirit of friendship alive at Camp Zama's annual Cherry Blossom Festival

    Apr 8, 2013

    The annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, an open-base event, was held April 6 on the installation and drew more than 7,000 visitors. The event featured a three- and seven-kilometer youth and adult run, a golf tournament, live music, a boxing showcase, games, food vendors and a flea market.

  • 10th Regional Support Group Shares Lessons Learned

    Apr 8, 2013

    TORII STATION, Japan-- 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.

  • Hirono visits 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks

    Apr 8, 2013

    U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono toured Schofield Barracks during a recent visit to Hawaii , April 3, 2013. During her visit to the post, the senator toured the Hale Kula Elementary School, the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters and the Warrior Transition Center.

  • Yongsan officials visit museum neighbor

    Apr 5, 2013

    The National Museum of Korea was established in 1945, and relocated in 2005 to Yongsan district, right next door to the Yongsan garrison. The museum has attracted an attendance of 20 million visitors and has been committed to various studies and research activities in the fields of archaeology, history, and art.

  • State legislature salutes Hawaii's military keiki

    Apr 5, 2013

    The Hawaii State House of Representatives approved a House Resolution recognizing Hawaii's advocates for military children, April 1, 2013, the first day of the Month of the Military Child.

  • PTP Seoul Chapter recognized for inspiring support

    Apr 4, 2013

    Yongsan thanked People to People Seoul chapter members for the sincere help they have been giving for United States Force Korea, during a luncheon, Mar. 28.

  • Decorated World War II Army officer returns to Okinawa

    Apr 4, 2013

    Last week, the U.S. Army welcomed back to Okinawa a highly decorated Army officer who fought in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II.

  • Faithful priest, dedicated Soldier: Korean War chaplain to receive MOH

    Apr 4, 2013

    Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun served as an Army chaplain during World War II and the Korean War. He earned the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Service Cross, which will be officially upgraded to a Medal of Honor April 11, 2013, for his heroic actions in Korea.

  • 10th RSG tests its capabilities during exercise in Japan

    Apr 3, 2013

    The 10th Regional Support Group conducted its command post exercise Apr. 1st - 5th at Torii Station's Renegade landing zone. The unit established a command post for base support using existing equipment and resources to respond to a simulated exercise scenario involving a massive earthquake that resulted in a tsunami in Southeast Asia.

  • Dongducheon, South Korea thanks 210th Fires Brigade Soldiers for community support

    Apr 2, 2013

    Dongducheon, South Korea, Mayor Oh Sea-chang presented Col. Tracy P. Banister, commander, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, an appreciation award for supporting the annual Wang Bang International Mountain Bike Race, April 1, 2013, at Dongducheon City Hall.

  • Garrison Japan children work with parents for the day

    Apr 2, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 3, 2013) -- Children of U.S. Army Garrison Japan employees joined their parents at work for the 2nd annual 'Bring your children to work day' event April 2 for a chance to see what Moms and Dads do at work.

  • Youth wrestlers learn from national champ

    Apr 2, 2013

    Since the age of eight, wrestling has been Jeremy Larson's sport.His impressive grappling resume includes winning the individual Minnesota state high school championship as a senior, followed by a scholarship to the University of Minnesota, where he wrestled for five years. He and his team won the NCAA national championship and the Big Ten team title in the 2006 to 2007 academic year.

  • Security Assistance Enterprise engages Pacific partners

    Apr 2, 2013

    Recent visits by U.S. Army Security Assistance Command senior leaders to the Philippines, Australia, and the Republic of Korea, afforded the opportunity to discuss current and potential security assistance and Foreign Military Sales cases and issues.

  • Tomahawks compete for top spot

    Apr 2, 2013

    Soldiers with Combined Task Force 2-23 (2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment) contended in the Top Tomahawk competition that began March 29 here.

  • Staff Judge Advocate representatives learn about Veteran's Treatment Court

    Apr 2, 2013

    U. S. Army Pacific Staff Judge Advocate representatives gathered for a presentation to increase their awareness of Hawaii's Veteran's Treatment Court, March 29 at Fort Shafter Flats.

  • US Army Garrison Japan named Army Communities of Excellence silver award winner

    Apr 2, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 3, 2013) -- U.S. Army Garrison Japan was named a silver award winner in the annual Army Communities of Excellence program following an announcement released to the garrison March 26.

  • Hagel announces fewer furlough days for civilians

    Mar 31, 2013

    The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 28, 2013.

  • Task Force Faith veteran remembers heroic leader

    Mar 29, 2013

    Former U.S. Army Cpl. Ray Vallowe vividly remembers the bitter cold and the fierce fighting at the Chosin "Jangjin" Reservoir.

  • Arnn Elementary students count success at American-Japanese 'soroban' competition

    Mar 29, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 29, 2013) -- Youth members of the John O. Arnn Elementary School Soroban Club counted their way to success at the 15th annual American and Japanese Children's Soroban Competition held March 28 at the Shimin Kaikan Center in Sagamihara City.

  • Eighth Army deputy commander retires from Army

    Mar 29, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army bid farewell to Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Eldon P. Regua who retired from the U.S. Army after 36 years of steadfast service to his country.

  • Eighth Army celebrates Women's History Month

    Mar 29, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Eighth Army 2013 Women's History Month Ceremony was held in the Naija Ball Room at the Dragon Hill Lodge March 27.

  • USAG-HI celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Mar 29, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii events feature special MOMC activities for enrolled families, including "Read to Me," luau, barbecues, mini carnivals, teen lock-ins and book fairs.

  • HI Legislature honors fallen war heroes

    Mar 29, 2013

    HONOLULU -- The Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii State House of Representatives held a special joint session in the Senate Chambers, here, Wednesday, to recognize military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Garrison honors exemplary employees

    Mar 29, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Fifty-three stellar employees received recognition for their performance and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during an Employee Recognition Program breakfast at the Nehelani, here, Tuesday.

  • Korean War vet retires after 62 years federal service

    Mar 28, 2013

    We hear it all the time. People join the military, and plan on completing just one tour of duty, maybe two. Joseph Shepard was one of those people, but fate had other plans for him.

  • Central Readiness Force Headquarters Relocation Ceremony

    Mar 28, 2013

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Central Readiness Force headquarters relocation ceremony was held recently at Camp Zama, Japan. During the ceremony, which celebrated the completion of the relocation of the unit from Camp Asaka in Tokyo to Camp Zama, a ribbon-cutting was conducted by Lt. Gen. Masahiro Hidaka, commander of the CRF, and Maj. Gen. Michael Harrison, commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), along with the mayors of nearby Sagamihara and Zama cities.

  • 25CAB Soldier named AAAA Crew Chief of the Year

    Mar 28, 2013

    A UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, was presented with the 2012 Army Aviation Association of America Henry Q. Dunn Crew Chief of the Year Award on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, March 25, 2013.

  • Soldiers train on battlefield recovery of human remains

    Mar 27, 2013

    Soldiers with A Troop, 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, went through a course to certify as Company Level Evacuation and Recovery team members, March 18-20. The primary task of the CLEAR team is to search for and recover human remains from the battlefield.

  • Arrowhead Brigade bids farewell, welcomes new commander

    Mar 27, 2013

    The 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, held its change of command and change of responsibility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 8.

  • Demons work with community outreach

    Mar 27, 2013

    Thoughts about demons are usually associated with fear and death. When U.S. Army units adopt the moniker "Demon," they typically want to project a strong and almost ghostly image on the battlefield.

  • Prime Powers Soldiers help accomplish Guam mission

    Mar 27, 2013

    CAMP COVINGTON, Guam--Soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) providing their technical experience and assessments to support the 523rd Engineer Company during their deployment to Guam. The 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) is a versatile power generation battalion assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that provides commercial level power and electrical systems expertise to military units and federal relief organizations during full-spectrum operations.

  • 523rd Bulldogs make progress on Project 808

    Mar 27, 2013

    GUAM -- While the submarine tender vessel, USS Frank Cable, sat docked idly next to their construction site, the Soldiers of Bravo Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, were anything but stagnant. Second Platoon, currently stationed in Guam, has taken over from the Seabees of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 on the Polaris Point Pure Water Tanker Storage Facility Project, nicknamed Project 808.

  • FSC move quarry equipment

    Mar 27, 2013

    CAMP COVINGTON, Guam-- The Forward Support Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, currently forward deployed to Camp Covington, Naval Base Guam, completed their first major movement of oversized quarry equipment to the Port Authority of Guam. The equipment transported was used in the quarry located on Naval Base Guam that was recently closed down. The quarry was used to blast rock that would later be used for asphalt and paving missions completed by the Navy Seabees.

  • Northern Warfare Training Center adds arctic challenge

    Mar 27, 2013

    The Army's Alaska-based North Warfare Training Center has given a competitive edge to its arctic skills course for junior leaders.

  • DOD looks at funding's effect on personnel, programs

    Mar 27, 2013

    Defense Department officials are looking at the recently signed continuing resolution that funds the government for the rest of the fiscal year to discern how the legislation affects personnel and programs, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said, March 27, 2013.

  • Career Counselor of the Year

    Mar 26, 2013

    Each year career counselor's from across the Army compete for the honor of being named Career Counselor of Year by the Secretary of the Army. This year that honor was awarded to Sgt. First Class Bradley, Hallum, who represented U.S. Army Pacific.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion conducts Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise

    Mar 26, 2013

    The Forward Support Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted a 48-hour Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise during their deployment at Camp Covington, Naval Base Guam.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion earns regimental awards

    Mar 26, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, selected four of its Soldiers to compete for various regimental awards with in the Army engineer community. 1st Lt. Shane Wright, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edgar Espiritu, Staff Sgt. Charles Worley and Spc. Austin Gonzalez was nominated for the Grizzly Award, the Warrant Officer Award, the Sturgis Award, and the Van Autreve Award, respectively.

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force unit's relocation onto Camp Zama a 'major milestone'

    Mar 26, 2013

    The relocation of a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force unit onto Camp Zama, Japan, which culminated with a welcome ceremony, held March 26, 2013, marks a "major milestone" in the U.S.-Japan security arrangement, the commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) said.

  • 1st ABCT soldier wins the MacArthur Award for Company Grade excellence

    Mar 25, 2013

    A very modest Capt. Andrew C. Webb would have you believe he's just like any other soldier, and clearly hoped the talk about his behavior would quietly go away. But that's the burden you reap when you stand head and shoulders above your peers.

  • Lewis-McChord Veterinary Detachment assumes duties in Southern Afghanistan

    Mar 25, 2013

    A ceremony held at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 16, 2013, marked the transfer of authority from the 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) based out of Fort Carson, Colo., to the 218th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service Support), from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness

    Mar 25, 2013

    Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, or CSF2, is a long-term, enduring initiative that provides members of the Army Family the education, skills and resources needed to be successful.

  • Tripler promotes Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 25, 2013

    In an effort to help educate beneficiaries on what brain injury services and support are available, a Brain Injury Awareness Open House was held, March 21, 2013, at Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • Security measures in place at all HI schools

    Mar 25, 2013

    HONOLULU -- The Hawaii State Department of Education Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Branch, met with Honolulu Police Department officials recently to review security procedures for the state's public schools.

  • Eighth Army hosts community leaders at exercise

    Mar 22, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general hosted community leaders at his mobile command post at Warrior Base, South Korea, March 21, 2013, on the last day of Exercise Key Resolve.

  • One community working together to improve the environment

    Mar 22, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Fires Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, both with the 2nd Infantry Division, and the citizens of Dongducheon take part in an annual clean-up exercise sponsored by the city of Dongducheon. Soldiers of the Warrior Division are committed to working together as neighbors to make the community a better place, demonstrating Katchi Kapshida (We Go Together). This event allows U.S. Soldiers and members of the community to work together and learn about each other, while improving the environment.

  • Army Reserve Theater Support Group-Pacific conducts first-ever annual training event

    Mar 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army Reserve's only Theater Support Group gathered its nearly 100 Soldiers from across the Pacific to conduct its first-ever consolidated annual training event, at Fort Shafter Flats and at Bellows Air Force Base, Hawaii, March 6-13, 2013.

  • Chandler testifies to House Committee on Appropriations

    Mar 21, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III (right) and other service senior enlisted advisors testify to Congress, March 19, 2013, about quality of life and current fiscal uncertainty. He and his counterparts testified before the House Committee on Appropriations, subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies. Chandler said the current continuing resolution is affecting shortfalls in Army funding of overseas contingency operations due to emerging costs in theater, and with the enactment of sequestration, the Army is also being forced to make dramatic cuts to personnel, readiness, and modernization programs, thereby putting national security at risk.

  • DOD delays sending furlough notices to civilian employees

    Mar 21, 2013

    Pentagon officials have put off sending furlough notices to civilian employees until they've had a chance to analyze how pending legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department.

  • New OER means fewer boxes, more accountability for raters

    Mar 21, 2013

    By December, officers will be rated under a new evaluation system -- one that is designed to both strengthen rater accountability and reflect current Army leadership doctrine.

  • Yongsan leaders review partnership plan

    Mar 21, 2013

    Members of the Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council (KAFC) were invited to Yongsan Garrison to discuss their efforts strengthening the friendship between Republic of Korea and the United States here, March 21.

  • Service members deliver hospitality

    Mar 21, 2013

    Helping people in need has always been a priority concern for service members in Korea.

  • Japanese reality TV contestants experience Army life during filming at Camp Zama

    Mar 20, 2013

    Fifteen young women with aspirations for a career in entertainment experienced some of the unique aspects and challenges of Army life here as part of a reality TV program that will determine "Japan's Next Beauty."

  • Eighth Army commander visits Republic of Korea's 17th ID

    Mar 20, 2013

    Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, commander of Eighth Army, met with the commanding general of the Republic of Korea's 17th Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Song Yoo-jin, March 19, 2013, at Warrior Base, South Korea, to discuss the division's participation in Exercise Key Resolve.

  • Real world crashes into annual exercise

    Mar 20, 2013

    Eight soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division were recognized for their lifesaving efforts in Thailand during Cobra Gold 2013 at ceremony on Camp Casey, Korea, March 20, 2013.

  • Secretary of the Army: Aviation critical to Army future

    Mar 20, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at Fort Rucker, Ala., March 18, 2013, where he assured Soldiers and family members that, despite budget concerns, those going into harm's way will be properly trained, fully equipped, and ready for their missions.

  • 210th Fires Brigade Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 19, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade Best Warrior Competition kicks off at Soldier's Field near Carey Gym on Camp Casey, South Korea March 18, 2013. Soldiers will compete in several events over the next three days that will range from a physical fitness test, a written examination, a ruck march, weapon qualification, warrior task and drills lanes, a day and night land navigation course, and a formal question and answer board. The 210th Fires Bde. Best Warrior Competition is an individual competition that demonstrates the 210th Fires Bde. readiness to fight tonight in order to deter aggression toward the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Pacific Command senior enlisted adviser visits troops in Korea

    Mar 19, 2013

    The senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Pacific Command visited American military personnel participating Exercise Key Resolve, at Warrior Base, South Korea.

  • CCP leads Army forces during Key Resolve 13

    Mar 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post is showing its flexibility and capability during exercise Key Resolve. The CCP deployed March 10 from Fort Shafter, Hawaii to Camp Walker, Korea assume command and control all U.S. Army Forces supporting operations in South Korea during the exercise that runs March 11-21.

  • Concert celebrates 60 year US-ROK alliance partnership

    Mar 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the U.S.-ROK alliance and Pyeongtaek University's centennial anniversary, a concert featuring the Korean pop singer "Rain," was held at the Pyeongtaek University 90th Anniversary Building, March 7.

  • Invasion of the aina snatchers

    Mar 18, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Carnivorous wolf snails, Jackson's chameleons, pigs, goats, deer, fountain grass, strawberry guava, rats, slugs, devil weed, ants, coqui frogs, sheep.

  • Soldiers Update: Gen. John F. Campbell sworn in as the 34th Army Vice Chief of Staff

    Mar 18, 2013

    Gen. John F. Campbell is sworn in as the 34th Army Vice Chief of Staff during a ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • Eighth Army remembers fallen Cheonan heroes

    Mar 15, 2013

    Eighth Army marked the third anniversary of the North Korean attack on the Republic of Korea Navy Ship Cheonan that claimed the lives of 46 ROK Sailors.

  • Golden Dragons Assist in Vision Screenings at Nanaikopono Elementary

    Mar 15, 2013

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division visited Nanaikopono Elementary School on Mar. 11 to help members of the Lions Club give vision screenings to the students.

  • Yongsan visits good neighbor: Ministry of National Defense

    Mar 14, 2013

    Leaders from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, visited the Republic of Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) Service Support Group to strengthen the friendship and alliance between the R.O.K. and U.S. here, March 12.

  • Eighth Army tackles vital mission during exercise

    Mar 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army's top operational command in Korea is training for its primary mission as a combined and joint task force headquarters during Exercise Key Resolve 2013.

  • Headquarters Company scores safety 'Hat trick'

    Mar 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan's Headquarters and Headquarters Company was awarded the Army Safety Excellence Streamer by Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry, deputy commanding general of the 8th Army here, March 12.

  • Civil Action Team helps Palau community

    Mar 12, 2013

    The 523rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, charged 13 Soldiers with continuing the success of the inter-service rotational Civic Action Team in Palau, an island in the western Pacific Ocean and part of the larger island group of Micronesia, for the next eight months.

  • 2nd annual all-island combatives tournament wows spectators

    Mar 12, 2013

    More than 150 service members gathered to grapple and strike their way to a medal at the second annual All-Island Army Combatives Tournament, at the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center, Hawaii, March 2-3, 2013.

  • JOINT 94TH AAMDC AND MEDCOM SAFETY TRAINING

    Mar 12, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, HAWAII-- Office of the Surgeon General and Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Safety Management Office sent a representative to update safety officers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), Hawaii Medical Command and the 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment (BCD) on the Army's new safety changes Feb. 27, 2013.

  • Team USA routs Team Japan 57-21 at second annual Tomodachi Bowl

    Mar 12, 2013

    YOKOTA AIR BASE (March 13, 2013) -- Team USA routed Team Japan 57-21 at the second annual Tomodachi Bowl, an all-star high school football showcase, held March 10 at Bonk Field on Yokota Air Base. Team USA was comprised of players from Zama American, Yokota, Nile C. Kinnick, American School In Japan, Seoul American, Kubasaki and Kadena high schools. Team Japan consisted of players from Waseda and Hosei high schools. Team USA dominated on both sides of the field, leading 35-7 at the half. Contributing to Team USA's overall score was a touchdown run from ZAHS' Mitchell Harrison.

  • Army names Yongsan Soldier 'Coach of the Year'

    Mar 11, 2013

    Sgt. Angel L. Rivera, a human resource specialist for U.S Army Garrison Yongsan, was named 2012 Army Coach of the Year after successfully leading his men's volleyball team to a perfect record.

  • Relief campaign helps Army families

    Mar 11, 2013

    United States Army Garrison Yongsan began the annual 2013 Army Emergency Relief Campaign this month. Coordinators hope to improve awareness of this valuable benefit.

  • Soldiers and Airmen take a trip down memory lane to the civil rights movement

    Mar 8, 2013

    KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa, Japan -- Soldiers, Airmen, civilians and family members gathered to observe African American Heritage month Mar. 1 at the Keystone Theater, Kadena Air Base.

  • Air Assault Course increase 2ID capabilities

    Mar 8, 2013

    For the first time in 15 years, 2nd Infantry Division and Eighth U.S. Army Soldiers tackled the rigorous Air Assault Course at Camp Hovey, South Korea.

  • Career Counselors honored for their hard work and dedication to retention

    Mar 8, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Coffee and congratulations were plentiful during the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's annual retention award ceremony at the 8th TSC's dining facility on Schofield Barracks, Feb. 26. The event recognized a select group of career counselors who went above and beyond normal duties to keep the most qualified Soldiers in the Army during fiscal 2012.

  • Wolfpack Soldiers build new opportunity in Thailand

    Mar 8, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- For the third straight year, the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, has deployed to Thailand for exercise Cobra Gold to construct schools and spread education to the children of Thailand. Cobra Gold is an annual six-week joint exercise between the United States, Thailand, and six other nations. It is a "cooperative engagement" in which U.S. Pacific Command's forces and assets are employed to strengthen alliances and friendships while deterring aggression.

  • Tripler takes home DOD's first national award for healthy workplace

    Mar 8, 2013

    Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu has been named a top Psychologically Healthy Workplace for 2013 by the American Psychological Association.

  • USARPAC hosts IG Workshop

    Mar 8, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific Inspector General Soldiers and civilians gathered together Feb. 25 to discuss current IG issues, network with peers and ensure everyone is focused on the command priorities for the year.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts MLRS live fire

    Mar 7, 2013

    POCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from Battery B, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conduct a live fire exercise with the M-270A1 multiple launcher rocket system at Rocket Valley, South Korea, March 7, 2013. Their mission was to qualify fire direction centers, launchers and ammunition crew members to enhance the battalion's readiness. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • BAACH, the First Military Health Care Facility in Korea to Achieve NCQA Recognition

    Mar 7, 2013

    Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital received the highest level recognition for its' Patient-Centered Medical Home

  • CG's Team Provides Pacific-wide First Class Communications

    Mar 7, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- U.S. Army, Pacific Commanding General's communications team conducts first class training with teams of other Pacific global command and control system non-commissioned officers. All Soldiers can identify with the responsibilities inherent in ensuring the Warfighter is able to communicate, but only a select number of Signaleers are chosen to bear the heavy weight bestowed on the commanding general's communication team.

  • 2ID Air Assault Course

    Mar 6, 2013

    Candidates continue to master the basic rappelling fundamentals on the rappel tower during the 2nd Infantry Division's Air Assault Course at Camp Hovey, South Korea, March 6, 2013. The 10-day course is the first on the Korean Peninsula in 15 years. The instructors, from the Warrior Training Center in Fort Benning, Ga., are teaching students the skills and knowledge required to be competent in the conduct of combat air assault operations. Upon successful completion of the course, students are awarded the Air Assault Badge. The training shows that 2nd Inf. Div. is committed to maintaining and strengthening the republic to fight tonight in order to deter aggression toward the Republic of Korea. (Photo by Park Chin-u, 2ID PAO)

  • Sequestration to affect DOD schools, commissaries

    Mar 5, 2013

    Civilian personnel at Department of Defense Education Activity schools and the Defense Commissary Agency will be affected by sequestration, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2013.

  • Sequestration tri-signed letter

    Mar 5, 2013

    Our current fiscal situation is challenging, but we must approach this as an opportunity to demonstrate, once again, our commitment to selfless service and our profession.

  • Sequestration tri-signed letter

    Mar 4, 2013

    Sequestration tri-signed letter

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts EFMB train-up

    Mar 3, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted medical training at Carey Field on Camp Casey, South Korea, Feb. 28, 2013, in preparation for an upcoming Expert Field Medical Badge event. During the training, the Soldiers had to complete a 12-mile road march, provide care while under fire, provide tactical field care, disassemble and reassemble an M16A2 rifle and perform causality evacuation. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • U.S. service members hosted by Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Mar 3, 2013

    The Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted its 17th annual in-depth orientation course in Tokyo, Feb. 11-15, 2013, for 20 U.S. military officers selected from throughout Japan.

  • U.S. Army Japan Band trains Japan Ground Self-Defense Force buglers

    Mar 1, 2013

    Bugle calls have been part of the military for many years. Certain calls are played for reveille, mail call, and taps which officially signals the end of the duty day and lights out. Though bugle calls are used far less today, not so for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, or JGSDF. Senior military officers and civilian officials are oftentimes given a bugle salute when visiting military facilities as a sign of respect and honor at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Army Warriors Defend Cyberspace

    Mar 1, 2013

    CAMP WALKER, SOUTH KOREA -- There is a war being waged 24hrs a day, every day in the shadows of cyberspace that could cost real lives on battlefields.

  • Hagel vows to ensure well-being of service members, families

    Mar 1, 2013

    New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promised today to always be frank with the men and women of the department and said he expects all to be direct in return.

  • Career development opportunities for Senior Army Civilians

    Mar 1, 2013

    WASHINGTON (March 1, 2013)--Self-nominations open today, for Army Civilians in the grades of General Schedule (GS) 14 and 15 interested in the department's Senior Enterprise Talent Management program (SETM). SETM prepares participants for positions of greater responsibility through advanced senior-level educational and developmental experiences. The program was developed collaboratively as a Civilian Workforce Transformation initiative and administered by the Civilian Senior Leader Management Office (CSLMO), Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). Included in the SETM program are opportunities in the Enterprise Placement program, developmental experiences, Senior Service College, and the Defense Senior Leader Development program.

  • Alpha Distribution Company conducts new equipment training

    Feb 27, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Alpha Distribution Company, 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted lightweight water purifier and tactical water purifier equipment training at the Bravo Field Maintenance Company motor pool on Camp Casey, South Korea, February 27, 2013. The Soldiers learned how to properly install, operate and transport each piece of equipment. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • 18th MEDCOM leads first U.S. Army Pacific Humanitarian De-mining Action Program with Sri Lanka

    Feb 27, 2013

    Medical specialists from the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) led a joint mobile training team of specialist to the Sri Lankan Army Humanitarian De-mining Unit's Camp Boo-Oya, to unfold the first phase of an Humanitarian Mining Action Program that will help the Sri Lankan Army enhance its medical efforts and ability with de-mining in that region of the country.

  • Exceptional kids have exceptional trip

    Feb 26, 2013

    Students from the Po'okela Center for Educational Excellence at Mililani Middle School, specializing in special education development, took a field trip with the Soldiers from 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, to Wheeler Air Field, Hawaii, to meet with the people who work for Evergreen Helicopters, Feb. 13, 2013.

  • USPACOM Commander visits JBLM

    Feb 26, 2013

    Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, USPACOM Commander, visits JBLM and senior I CORPS leadership to tour the base and discuss the realignment to the Pacific Theater.

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