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  • Garuda Shield creates Real World Bonds during exercise

    Jun 21, 2013

    For over a week, roughly 100 U.S. and Tentara Nasional Indonesia Soldiers strove to achieve three noble goals: stabilize the fictional land of Zuba under United Nations authority, free its residents from the threat of terrorism and help return the country to its lawful government.

  • U.S., Indonesia paratroopers share knowledge, jump wings during Garuda Shield

    Jun 21, 2013

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, and the Indonesian Army's 17th Airborne Brigade, made four jumps together, June 15-18, 2013, capping the last one with a joint assault on a building.

  • Garuda Shield 13 brings new aircraft to Indonesia

    Jun 21, 2013

    All eyes were on the sky as U.S. and Indonesian paratroopers jumped from their C-17 "Globemaster III" transport aircraft and fell to the field below, here, June 18, 2013.

  • Victim … Survivor … Warrior

    Jun 21, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- When she woke, fragments of broken memories flashed through her head as she tried to piece together the night before. "I felt intense pain … that's when I knew I had been raped." Staff Sgt. Mary Valdez describes her life since that realization as a journey from being a victim, to a survivor, to a warrior dedicated to doing whatever she can to make sure what happened to her doesn't happen to others. She demonstrates that dedication by telling her story, most recently as an invited panel member at the Department of the Army's 6th Annual I A.M. Strong Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 10-11. During the summit, she interacted with more than 250 general officers, senior noncommissioned officers, and members of Congress, sharing her experience to raise awareness, promote prevention, and ultimately achieve a cultural change in the Army. Valdez now serves as the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's protocol noncommissioned in charge, but she credits her humble beginnings in San Antonio, Texas, with shaping who she is today. The middle child of six to a single mother, she said all of her siblings managed to avoid the typical traps in her neighborhood; in fact, three of them also joined the Army and are combat veterans.

  • US Army Pacific Chaplaincy Annual Sustainment Training

    Jun 21, 2013

    Chaplains and chaplain's assistants from across U.S. Army Pacific gathered at Kaneohe Marine Base Chapel June 6-7 for Chaplaincy Annual Sustainment Training.

  • Hanuman Guardian Opening Ceremony

    Jun 21, 2013

    Three Thai and three U.S. flags waved in the wind. Accumulating rain clouds provided shade for the formations. Nearly 400 U.S. military personnel with the United States Army Pacific and Royal Thai Army stood on the parade field in front of the Fort Thanarat Infantry Center Headquarters gathering for an opening ceremony continuing a tradition of long-term partnership in the Asia-Pacific region, June 17.

  • Royal Thai soldiers conduct mounted, dismounted drills

    Jun 21, 2013

    There are times when everything goes right for Soldiers and then there are many more times when nothing goes right. In this instance, the weather tried to dampen the moods of Soldiers from the United States Army Pacific and the Royal Thai Army when it began to downpour on the Soldiers during their mounted and dismounted small squad tactics situational training exercise, June 19.

  • Eighth Army commander bids farewell to troops

    Jun 20, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general is using his final week in command to thank the men and women of the U.S. Army's top operational formation on the Korean Peninsula.

  • School's Out: ROTC Cadets gain international experience during Indonesian exercise

    Jun 20, 2013

    They've eaten snake. They've been dragged around. They've fired weapons with Indonesian and U.S Soldiers, trained local residents, and helped deliver needed school and hygiene supplies. And they've done it all while adapting to a different country.

  • AFN Okinawa: Army Week

    Jun 18, 2013

    Soldiers practice combat skills for Army Week 2013. Lance Corporal Eric Waddell takes us for a behind the scenes look on Camp Hansen.

  • US, TNI-AD Soldiers bring Aloha spirit during Garuda Shield 13

    Jun 18, 2013

    Soldiers of the Hawaii Army National Guard and Tentara Nasional Indonesia Army (TNI-AD) took some time during Exercise Garuda Shield 2013 to visit severely disabled children at a local orphanage and donate goods to the Wisma Tuna Ganda Palsigunung in Cimanggis June 16, 2013.

  • Eighth Army names command post after war hero

    Jun 17, 2013

    Eighth Army named its mobile operational command post after the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general at its old Korean War headquarters, in Seoul, June 17, 2013.

  • Medical book donation during Garuda Shield aids villages

    Jun 17, 2013

    A seemingly small Indonesian and U.S. Army community-relations project is expected to give a boost to an Indonesian school's massive and continuing aid to their own communities.

  • US Army Pacific and Indonesia Construction Builds Relationships

    Jun 16, 2013

    The common craftsmanship of military engineering has surpassed language barriers to lay the foundation for Indonesian and U.S. Army construction projects expected to begin in Indonesia next year.

  • Medical knowledge shared during Tendon Valiant

    Jun 16, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve medical troops cranked up the pace -- and the volume -- to better train their Indonesian Army counterparts here June 14.

  • US Soldiers assist Korean firefighters extingush blaze

    Jun 14, 2013

    POCHEON, South Korea -- What started as a simple mission to set up a couple of military vehicles and answer basic questions from spectators turned out to be a whirlwind turn-of-events for two Soldiers assigned to C Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • US Soldiers visit orphanage during Garuda Shield

    Jun 14, 2013

    Community is where you find it, and for some U.S. and Indonesian troops, that place was a school and orphanage here on June 12.

  • Fort Wainwright ministry teams compete

    Jun 13, 2013

    Performing weddings, providing counseling, retreats and religious services, this is what many people think of when asked what their Unit Ministry Team does. While these things are an important part of their duties, it is not all they do.

  • US-ROK medics conduct evac training

    Jun 13, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- Medics from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air and Missile Defense Battalion and the Republic of Korea's 10th Fighter Wing demonstrated their abilities to respond to, evaluate, treat and evacuate casualties in a chemically-contaminated environment, here, May 23. Conducted during 6-52's weekly Sergeant's Time Training, this is the first time the unit has included its ROK counterparts in the exercise.

  • Course prepares medical personnel in evidence collection

    Jun 12, 2013

    The 65th Medical Brigade sponsored a two week inter-service standardized forensics collecting course in May, to ensure sexual assault forensic exams are conducted in a timely, sensitive, dignified, and victim-centered manner.

  • K-16 DFAC strives for the highest standards

    Jun 12, 2013

    The Rotor Wash Café Dining Facility on K-16 competed in the Phillip A. Connelly Competition to be identified as the best dining facility in the United States Army, June 11.

  • Allied EOD troops hold counter IED demonstration

    Jun 12, 2013

    American and South Korean Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians conducted a combined counter Improvised Explosive Device demonstration at the Republic of Korea Army Ammunition Command Headquarters in Jeonui, South Korea, June 11, 2013.

  • U.S. Army, South Korean leaders discuss research, development partnerships

    Jun 12, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 12, 2013) -- U.S. Army and South Korean officials discussed potential collaboration in science and technology areas that benefit both the military and civilian sectors June 11.

  • Soldiers, civilians never leave a fallen comrade

    Jun 12, 2013

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- More than 50 U.S. Army Pacific volunteers hit the streets of downtown Honolulu, June 11, to offer support to homeless veterans as part of an island-wide outreach effort. The group of Soldiers and nurses from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, the Tripler Army Medical Center, the 25th Infantry Division, and the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade worked in conjunction with Veterans Affairs and the Institute for Human Services Men's Shelter to find and educate homeless veterans on the benefits available to them, while also linking them with medical care and shelter resources.

  • 304th ESB Breaks in New Home

    Jun 11, 2013

    PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA -- Camp Humphreys is home to over 7,000 Soldiers and will soon serve as the largest U.S. installation on the Korean peninsula. It is currently going through vast expansion and construction to accommodate the relocation of U.S. forces currently stationed north of the Han River. The relocation is driven by the U.S./South Korean agreement under the Land Partnership Program.

  • 8th TSC NCOs reinforce tradition while at sea

    Jun 11, 2013

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- More than 150 noncommissioned officers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's 8th Special Troops Battalion officially inducted 17 new NCOs into their Corps during a ceremony, June 7, aboard Logistic Support Vessel 7, an Army Reserve asset that belongs to the 9th Mission Support Command here. Prior to the ceremony, the NCOs manned the rails of the LSV as it traveled from Pearl Harbor to its home dock at Hickam Air Force Base, rendering honors to the USS Arizona and the USS Missouri memorials en route.

  • Peacekeeping Operations Center Ribbon Cutting

    Jun 11, 2013

    A new barracks and training facility at the Indonesian Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) Center here is expected to boost United Nations' peacekeeping efforts worldwide.

  • Joint US Army/Indonesia Exercise 'Garuda Shield' Begins

    Jun 11, 2013

    More than ten days of intensive joint training involving U.S. and Indonesian troops is underway with the start of Garuda Shield 13.

  • Swiss and Swedish leaders visit 210th Fires Bde.

    Jun 11, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Swiss and Swedish leaders from the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission visited 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division on Camp Casey, South Korea June 11, 2013. The 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, displayed the M270A1 multiple launch rocket system and the AN/TPQ-37 version eight radar in the 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery motor pool. The NNSC leaders also received a brief about 210th Fires Bde. organization in the brigade conference room. This visit was to build a strong relationship between 210th Fires Bde. and the NNSC, and to gain better knowledge of unit capabilities. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Pacific Soldiers partner to help veterans

    Jun 11, 2013

    Ten Soldiers from 311th Signal Command (Theater), and five Soldiers from 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, participated in a veterans outreach program sponsored by United States Army Pacific at the Tripler Army Medical Center - Center for the Aging in Hawaii, June 11, 2013.

  • Top ROK military leader thanks American Soldiers

    Jun 10, 2013

    The senior officer in the South Korean military thanked U.S. Soldiers for their enduring commitment to security on the Korean Peninsula, June 7, 2013, during the Eighth Army Ball, at the Seoul Grand Hyatt.

  • USARPAC Soldiers Share Knowledge to Save Lives

    Jun 10, 2013

    During a disaster, proper coordination and communication between military and civil organizations can be critical in saving lives. Soldiers of U.S. Army Pacific are helping to build that capability and interoperability at the seventh annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange held at the International Peace and Security Center in Sentul, Indonesia, June 3-6.

  • DFACs will open to patrons for Army birthday observance

    Jun 10, 2013

    This year, the Army's birthday falls on an Aloha Friday, and the senior commands want to provide Soldiers, families and authorized civilian employees the opportunity to dine with the Army's finest culinary teams.

  • U.S., Indonesia complete earthquake, tsunami preparedness exercise

    Jun 10, 2013

    The governments of Indonesia and the U.S. conduct a regular Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, called Pacific Resilience, which was held June 3-6, 2013, at the Indonesia Peace & Security Center in Sentul, Indonesia.

  • Disaster relief exercise builds relationships in Asia-Pacific region

    Jun 9, 2013

    Trust and teamwork are some of the key components of humanitarian aid, according to some United States Army and Indonesian military officers who took part in a Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange, held at the International Peace and Security Center in Sentul, Idonesia, June 3-6, 2013.

  • US Army Prior Planning is Essential to Bring Disaster Relief to Indonesia

    Jun 9, 2013

    If knowledge is power, Indonesia and the United States stockpiled it at Gema Bhakti, a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise held at the International Peace and Security Center here from June 6-10, 2013.

  • House of Dreams visits with 6-52 ADA Soldiers

    Jun 7, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- More than 80 children from the House of Dreams Orphanage visited the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery here May 17. One of the largest non-profit orphanages in Suwon, House of Dreams and the Iron Horse Battalion work hard to maintain their friendship. The relationship between the Soldiers and the children is give and take.

  • Pacific Army Week

    Jun 7, 2013

    The U.S. Army, Pacific celebrates the U.S. Army's 238th birthday with a series of command and community events held from June 9 - 14 on and around Army installations in Hawaii.

  • Fort Wainwright's Army 10-Miler qualifier

    Jun 6, 2013

    Soldiers compete for spots on the U.S. Army Alaska Army Ten-Miler Team.

  • Army team successfully summits Mount McKinley

    Jun 6, 2013

    Army climbers summit North America's highest peak

  • Pacific Signal Soldiers participate in peace keeping exercise in Cambodia

    Jun 6, 2013

    Soldiers from the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion had the opportunity to work closely with their counterparts in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces as part of exercise Angkor Sentinel 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 16 through 30.

  • HHB, 210th Fires Brigade improves CBRN readiness

    Jun 6, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Members of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducts Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear training on Camp Casey, South Korea, June 6, 2013. CBRN training is defensive in nature; it provides Soldiers the best possible chance of successfully operating in a contaminated environment. (U. S. Army photo by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Seventh-annual Pacific disaster response exercise begins in Indonesia

    Jun 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific, in partnership with the Tentara Nasional Indonesia, began their seventh-annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange at the International Peace and Security Center in Sentul, Indonesia, June 3, 2013.

  • Odierno: Sexual assault, harassment cannot be tolerated in Army

    Jun 4, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno says sexual assault and sexual harassment in the Army are serious problems that the Army is vigorously addressing.

  • Under Secretary, Vice Chief: Support for deployed troops Army's top fiscal priority

    Jun 4, 2013

    As two of the Army's most senior leaders address fiscal challenges and the complexities of combat operations in Afghanistan, they remain firmly committed to the Army's number one fiscal priority, supporting the warfighter.

  • Garrison trains for hurricane season with HUREX

    Jun 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be conducting its annual hurricane exercise called Makani Pahili, meaning "Strong Winds," from May 29-June 6.

  • US Army Pacific Commanding General Retires

    Jun 4, 2013

    United States Army, Pacific Commanding General Lt. Gen. Francis "Frank" J. Wiercinski was officially honored at a retirement and Flying V ceremony June 4 on historic Palm Circle.

  • Unique joint exercise reinforces Yongsan security

    Jun 3, 2013

    Thick clouds from smoke grenades fill the streets. A squad leader sends a series of hand arm signals and soldiers swiftly pass through the smoke, staying close to the walls. They penetrate the building and suppress the enemies hiding inside.

  • USARPAC Deputy Commanding General retires

    Jun 3, 2013

    United States Army, Pacific bid farewell to its US Army National Guard deputy commanding general in a retirement ceremony May 30 on historic Palm Circle.

  • U.S., ROK forces conduct combined river crossing

    May 31, 2013

    U.S. and South Korean forces practiced bridging operations during a river crossing exercise in Yeoncheon, South Korea, a border town close to the Korean Demilitarized Zone, May 30, 2013.

  • New home-based child care business helps Yongsan parents

    May 30, 2013

    "On behalf of the garrison, I would like to declare that Hannam Villiage Pritchett Family Child Care (FCC) Home is officially in business," said Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander at U.S. Army garrison Yongsan. After going through the required process, the FCC Home is now authorized and opened to the Yongsan community, May. 28.

  • Eighth Army remembers fallen U.S. troops in Seoul

    May 30, 2013

    SEOUL - Eighth Army paid tribute to fallen American service members at a ceremony here in the South Korean capital city May 30.

  • Remembering the Fallen

    May 30, 2013

    U.S. Army Alaska holds Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony.

  • Safety Day on Wainwright: Fun and educational

    May 30, 2013

    Fort Wainwright's Safety Office makes learning about safety fun.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 30, 2013

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death.

  • VFW hosts Memorial Day ceremony at Yokohama War Cemetery

    May 28, 2013

    YOKOHAMA, Japan (May 28, 2013) -- With a silent salute, representatives from branches of the U.S. military, allied representatives from Canadian and British forces and the Boys Scouts of America honored service members who have died in service to their respective nations during a Memorial Day ceremony held May 26 at the Yokohama War Cemetery in Hodogaya.

  • Camp Casey, Korea community hosts event to raises money for Oklahoma

    May 28, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Members of the Area 1 community host an event to raise money for the Oklahoma Disaster Relief. One hundred percent of the one-day's proceeds from items purchased at the Camp Casey's Closet store will be donated to the relief fund. Casey's Closet provides gently used, economically priced goods for the local community members and is operated by an all-volunteer group and spouses club called the Kka Chi Community Association. The Kka Chi Community Association is a nonprofit organization established to provide the Area I communities opportunity for growth through social, learning, cultural and volunteering experiences. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Korean War veterans honored at battle ceremony

    May 28, 2013

    Korean War veterans attended a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the Nevada Outposts Battle at Yangju, South Korea, May 28, 2013.

  • Medical First Responders course taught during Angkor Sentinel 2013

    May 27, 2013

    The Medical First Responders course was conducted with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Idaho National Guard Soldiers during Angkor Sentinel 2013, May 18-27, 2013.

  • Pacific Army Reserve Best Warriors Announced

    May 24, 2013

    The 9th Mission Support Command announced the winners of this year's Pacific Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition during a ceremony, here, May 23.

  • The past takes on a livelier look

    May 24, 2013

    The U.S. Army Museum Hawaii celebrated Armed Forces Day with Living History Day at Battery Randolph, here, Saturday.

  • SOS Memorial honors fallen

    May 24, 2013

    About a dozen survivors of service members who died while on duty and about 30 supporters and onlookers gathered in the Hale Koa Hotel, May 16, 2013, to dedicate a Memorial Day display honoring those fallen.

  • A first: Women's softball team comes to Suwon

    May 23, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- For the 2013 Post-Level Softball season, the women of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery came together to make the first women's softball team on Suwon Air Base. Suwon is home of the Republic of Korea's 10th Fighter Wing and 6-52 ADA and now the Lady Iron Horse softball team.

  • Spring Fest 2013

    May 23, 2013

    The Camp Humphreys Community, along with members of the local Korean communities, celebrated the coming of spring during Spring Fest 2013, at Independence Park, May 18. There were plenty of games, activities, demonstrations, food and entertainment to go around during the 10-hour event. Some highlights of the day were the Taekwondo demostration team KTigers and the watermelon eating contest.

  • Iron Horse Soldiers prep for competition

    May 23, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- Soldiers of the Suwon's Iron Horse dining facility are putting in extra work to hone their craft in preparation for the upcoming Phillip A Connelly competition. The competition will be held 23 May and the Iron Horse DFAC is looking to build off their Eighth Army victory in this competition last year.

  • Air Defenders learn "MAJIC"

    May 23, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE - Sixteen Soldiers from the 35th Air Defense Artillery "Dragons" graduated from a two-week-long course about high tech data sharing here May 17. A mobile training team from Ft. Bragg, NC taught the Multi-Tactical Data Link Joint Interoperability Course, or MAJIC, that trains operators in the different ways that systems communicate on the modern battlefield.

  • Indian Army comes to the Home of the Airborne

    May 23, 2013

    The ninth annual Yudh Abhyas training between the armies of India and the United States brought two storied fighting units together: Indian Army Gurkhas and 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers. The two combat-hardened forces shared two weeks of intensive field training at Fort Bragg this May.

  • Memorial Day: The Surrender of Soldiers to the Nation

    May 22, 2013

    Few people will challenge the significance of a Soldier's ultimate sacrifice. All men die, but for the sake of a higher cause the fallen Soldier's life is stripped away. Therefore it seems most people, and rightly so, consider fallen combatants worth honoring because of the untimely nature and violent condition of their deaths.

  • Angkor Sentinel Opening Ceremony

    May 22, 2013

    Soldiers of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, Idaho Army National Guard, made the journey back to the Peacekeeping Operations School in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia to participate in the ANGKOR SENTINEL 2013 exercise May 16-29.

  • 8th MPs flex muscle in certifying 71st Chem

    May 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A loud bang disrupts a tranquil sunny morning in a training field located at Schofield Barracks. "Help!" "Hurry!" "They went that way!" "I'm sick!" "There's another bomb," was simultaneously heard screamed by more than 60 role-playing victims running from the explosion; while others fell down succumbing to their fake injuries. Chaos, right? Not for the Soldiers of the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command. In a display like none other, the 8th MP Bde. mobilized its diverse array of elements and assets in a Consequence Management Exercise held April 24 -25.

  • 8th STB Soldiers add longevity to their workouts

    May 22, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Training is the backbone of why the U.S. Army is the greatest on the planet. Soldiers train, rain or shine, with hundreds of pounds of gear, in all types of terrain. They run in boots through the mud and sand, ducking under obstacles, up and down hills. This can wear on a Soldier's motivation and, more importantly, their bodies. According to studies conducted by the U.S. Army Public Health Command, unit physical training was the leading cause of non-battle related evacuations during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2008, and in a garrison environment, 76 percent of all injuries are caused by running. This is why many Soldiers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, went to train with trainers like Neil Santiago and the Advanced Tactical Athlete Conditioning Program at Fort Shafter, April 29-May 3.

  • 8th MPs inaugural Make a Difference Day

    May 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Anyone familiar with military life knows Soldiers and their families are busy to say the least; and with the many day-to-day obligations that military families incur they may not have the time to take advantage of the opportunities available to them that come with living in a military community. The 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, held their inaugural "Make a Difference Day," May 3 to change that; not only for one day but for years to come.

  • 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.

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