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  • Lethal Speed and Surprise: Soldiers and Defense Force Members demonstrate their MOUT skills

    Oct 26, 2012

    AIBANO TRAINING AREA, Japan- With the sound equal to that of a passing semi-truck, three Infantry Stryker vehicles pass a group of Japanese Ground Self Defense Force members, loaded to the bare to bring a lethal surprise upon a target building located at a MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) site located at the Aibano Training Area in Shiga, Japan. Their objective is to demonstrate U.S. Army tactics and techniques to their Japanese bilateral partners so they can build a better understanding of how the U.S. military operates in an urban environment.

  • USO holds first Red, White and Blue golf tournament

    Oct 26, 2012

    SUNGNAM GOLF COURSE, South Korea - More than 170 golfers converged upon the Sungnam Golf Course Oct. 19 to take part in the United Service Organization's first Red, White and Blue Golf Tournament and Military Cup.

  • USAHC-SB's Acute Care Clinic increases providers, aims to reduce wait times

    Oct 26, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks' Acute Care Clinic will shift its hours of operation to 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. starting Nov. 4.

  • Medical experts preparing test for prestigious badge

    Oct 26, 2012

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii (October 22, 2012) -- A team of Army medics are getting ready for an intense five-day evaluation that will test the knowledge of medical Soldiers from throughout the Pacific Theater as they strive to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, one of the Army's most coveted badges to earn, during U.S. Army Pacific's EFMB testing, here, 3-8 Nov.

  • Engineers conduct road maintenance at East Range

    Oct 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- In the past year, Integrated Area Management, or ITAM, identified more than 150 miles of roads that are showing signs of rutting, potholes and erosion, all of which can cause hazardous conditions and vehicle maintenance nightmares. To address part of the problem, the 523rd Engineer Company (Horizontal), 84th Eng. Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, teamed up with Range Control during the month of August to provide critical engineering support on East Range roads, here.

  • U.S. works with foreign armies to counter IEDs

    Oct 25, 2012

    BELLOWS AIR FORCE STATION -- Terrorists are indiscriminate; they will attack and kill any race, gender or religion that doesn't tie-in or conform to their way of thinking. Terrorists are everywhere, from the mountains of Afghanistan to our back door. For this reason, the team at the Asian Pacific Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center, here, works diligently with U.S. forces and partner nations to save the lives of civilians and military forces around the world.

  • Camp Humphreys firefighters 'turn up the heat' with live fire training in Korea

    Oct 25, 2012

    More than 95 Army and Navy firefighters from across Korea gathered on Camp Humphreys to take part in four days of live fire training, Oct. 23.

  • 210th Fires Brigade "Thunder Run

    Oct 24, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- In 30-degree weather, 210th Fires Brigade kicked off their "Thunder Run," a leaders' training event, at the Carey Fitness Center's soccer field on Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea, October 18, 2012. The event welcomed new leaders to the Brigade with a test of physical strength, mental toughness and a chance for all to come together with a cresting ceremony dinner. (U.S. Army photos by 210 Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

  • Eighth Army hosts ceremony at Korean War Memorial

    Oct 24, 2012

    Senior Eighth Army leaders, South Korean military officials and Korean War veterans participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Opening Ceremony Launches Orient Shield 12

    Oct 24, 2012

    AIBANO TRAINING AREA, Japan -- Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii joined with Japan Ground Self Defense Force members from Middle Army's, 10th Division, 33rd Infantry Regiment in a ceremony that initiated the annual bilateral, tactical level field training exercise known as Orient Shield 12.

  • Japan Ground Self Defense Force Welcomes Golden Dragons

    Oct 23, 2012

    Japan Ground Self Defense Force members line the streets to welcome the Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Bde., 25th Infantry Division, on October 23rd as they arrive to Aibano Training Area, Japan for exercise Orient Shield 12. Exercise Orient Shield is an annual, tactical level, field-training exercise is co-hosted by U.S. Army Japan and the Ground Self-Defense Force. This year's exercise includes Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment and Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army.

  • Schofield Barracks mechanics support cavalry training in Washington

    Oct 22, 2012

    YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. -- Whether deployed to combat zones or training centers, enabler support acts as a combat multiplier for combat arms units, bringing potency or longevity to the fight. And when it comes to equipment, one disabled vehicle can put many lives in danger.

  • Cavalry troopers conduct tandem training with artillery, close-air support

    Oct 22, 2012

    YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. -- Two Kiowa Warrior helicopters rained lead on the designated target from their .50-caliber machine guns in the distance, followed by a blaze of Hellfire missiles, before speeding off to a safe distance.

  • Realism contributes to cavalry situational training exercises

    Oct 22, 2012

    YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. -- In the age of modern technology, even the military has begun to utilize tools such as virtual trainers and simulators to augment and supplement traditional field training. But when it comes to getting the full experience, no technology can perfectly recreate the feel of conducting true situational training exercises in the field.

  • Warrior recieves Soldier's Medal

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Soldier's Medal was presented to a Soldier of the 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division on Oct. 19 during a ceremony held in B-quad here.

  • Full-scale exercise tests emergency capabilities in Korea

    Oct 19, 2012

    "EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE!" echoing across U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Republic of Korea, signaled the start of the annual full-scale exercise held here, Oct. 15-19, 2012.

  • Area I moving to set up council for its retirees

    Oct 19, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Retirees in Warrior Country will soon be able to have regular meetings with Area I officials to voice concerns and seek help on a broad range of retiree-related issues.

  • 8th TSC preserves equipment with corrosion prevention

    Oct 19, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- Hawaii is considered a level-four corrosive zone, which is the worst on Earth. For this reason, corrosion prevention training is a high priority for the Army and its units here in Oahu.

  • Tripler takes home top award for healthy workplace environment

    Oct 19, 2012

    KANEOHE, Hawaii -- Tripler Army Medical Center was presented with a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award at a Hawaii Psychological Association's luncheon, Oct. 19 at the Koolau Ballrooms, here.

  • 8th MPs help restore Kupuna neighborhood

    Oct 19, 2012

    WAIALUA, Hawaii -- North Shore community members, including a dozen Soldiers from the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, came together to paint the Kupuna Housing Project, here, Sept. 29. Originally founded to provide housing for the disabled and elderly, through the years, the Kupuna Housing project fell into disrepair as drugs and transients began to dominate the once quiet neighborhood.

  • Medical personnel put in long hours, sweat, prepare to earn coveted badge

    Oct 19, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Nearly 30 medical personnel from various units and commands on Oahu have been meeting in the pre-dawn and post-dusk hours before and after work over the past several weeks.

  • 8th TSC's NCO Call celebrates, upholds traditions

    Oct 19, 2012

    FORD ISLAND, Hawaii -- "The sick want a cure, the sinner wants absolution, the accused wants exoneration and Soldiers seek leadership. We are professionals, noncommissioned officers, leaders!" These comments were the closing line at 8th Theater Sustainment Command's Noncommissioned Officer Call, aboard the USS Missouri, here, Sept. 21.

  • Korean National Police tour Yongsan Army base

    Oct 18, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan invited over 100 Korean National Policemen onto the Army installation in the middle of the city of Seoul to thank the KNPs for their vigilant service to safety here, Oct.15.

  • DoD's top Doc visits Pacific Rim as preparations are made for strategic shift

    Oct 16, 2012

    HONOLULU -- As the national security strategy shifts to focus on the Pacific region, all of the Department of Defense's organizations are preparing to support. During his visit to the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility, Oct. 8-10, Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and director, Tricare Management Activity, made his round to various organizations on Oahu, to include Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • 501st SBDE Operations Center prepares for Warpath III

    Oct 16, 2012

    The 501st Sustainment Brigade Operations Cell uses Field and Simulated Training exercises to improve operating procedures in preparation wargaming exercise, Warpath III.

  • 2012 Fall Friendship Festival brings joy to Yongsan

    Oct 15, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan hosted its annual Fall Friendship Festival providing service members, families, and civilians with a fun filled day of events at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, Oct. 6, 2012.

  • Eighth Army participates in Ground Forces Festival

    Oct 15, 2012

    GYERYONG, South Korea - The Republic of Korea Ground Festival Forces Festival is one of the largest and most unique military exhibitions in the world.

  • General Hurley observes 501st SBDE at Warpath II

    Oct 13, 2012

    Warpath II is a Command Post and Situational Traingin Exercise involving military units throughout the Korean Peninsula, focusing onon full spectrum Operations.

  • Eighth Army leaders discuss way ahead in Korea

    Oct 12, 2012

    Eighth Army leaders discussed the way ahead in South Korea during an on-site conference at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Oct. 10-11, 2012.

  • 7th ID eyes Pacific, reactivates as Army's 'Stryker Division'

    Oct 12, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, 7th Infantry Division commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert D. Byers, 7th Inf. Div. command sergeant major, uncased the "Bayonet Division" colors at the unit's reactivation ceremony, Oct. 10, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • 1-1 ADA PARTICIPATES IN DRAGON WARRIOR WEDNESDAY

    Oct 12, 2012

    OKINAWA, JAPAN -- Recently, the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (ADA) participated in "Dragon Warrior Wednesday". The key players in this exercise were the 35th ADA Brigade in Korea and 1-1 ADA in Okinawa. One of the key Army Values is Teamwork; 1-1 ADA demonstrated its ability to work as a part of a much larger team to accomplish the mission.

  • Korea recognizes its good neighbors

    Oct 11, 2012

    An alliance as strong as the ROK-U.S. alliance requires the involvement of many organizations and people personally committed to maintaining and improving its strength. To recognize some of these dedicated good neighbors, the 10th Annual Good Neighbor Awards ceremony was held here, Sept. 24. "We are here this evening to honor and recognize our exceptional good neighbors," said Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea. "They are talented, dedicated and selfless in their communities as members who strive to make a difference for those around them."

  • USAG Yongsan raises awareness of domestic violence

    Oct 10, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Army Community Service held a Domestic Violence Awareness Proclamation ceremony to raise awareness and the importance of the prevention of domestic violence at Yongsan Garrison, Republic of Korea, Oct. 2, 2012.

  • SECDEF on Importance of Voting

    Oct 10, 2012

    On November 6th, Americans will have the opportunity to exercise the most important responsibility we have in a democracy -- the right to vote.

  • 2012 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition Forums and Live Webcast Schedule

    Oct 9, 2012

    2012 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition Forums and Live Webcast Schedule

  • Alaska paratroopers transfer Afghanistan mission

    Oct 9, 2012

    The Spartans of 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, officially relinquished responsibility and operations of Forward Operating Base Salerno, and the Khowst and Paktya provinces, to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air-Assault), Task Force Rakkasan, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., in a transfer of authority ceremony Oct. 6.

  • Soldier's love for golf propels her to compete

    Oct 9, 2012

    Golf players, like most sports players, go through many different emotions like frustration, joy, and anger while out on the course. Col. Shauna Snyder, human resources chief, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), U.S. Army Pacific coolly ran that gamut of emotions and the result was pure joy as she defended her title and finished in first place at the All Army Golf trials competition on the Fort Jackson, S.C Wildcat golf course 3 Oct.

  • 25th CAB loads helicopters on planes

    Oct 8, 2012

    As dusk approached on Sept. 24 on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, a C-17 Globemaster III arrived to load two UH-60 Black Hawk MEDEVAC helicopters for movement in support of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. The Black Hawks were brought to Kandahar by C-5 Galaxies which are capable of carrying four UH-60s each. Moving rotary-wing aircraft on fixed-wing assets provide advantages such as longer range and the ability to transport multiple helicopters with the use of only one crew, which effectively saves money and increases safety.

  • Army chemical battalion returns to 2ID in Korea

    Oct 5, 2012

    The Department of the Army announced Sept. 4 the relocation of the 23rd Chemical Battalion from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to Camp Stanley in Uijeongbu, South Korea.

  • Business leaders witness combined military might

    Oct 5, 2012

    Business leaders in South Korea witnessed the combined might of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance during a live-fire exercise, Oct. 4, 2012.

  • Smith takes command of PRMC as Gallagher retires

    Oct 5, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Soldiers, staff, family members and government civilians, along with local leaders, gathered at Tripler Army Medical Center, Oct. 4, to bid "a hui hou" to Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, outgoing commander of Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, and to welcome the incoming commander, Col. J. Anson Smith.

  • Built to last

    Oct 4, 2012

    Anyone who has spent an amount of time camping with the Boy Scouts knows the first rule of camping is "leave it better than you found it." The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, has taken this simple rule to extremes.

  • Odierno, Biden announce education milestone for military kids

    Oct 4, 2012

    More than 100 colleges and universities have signed on to a White House initiative to prepare educators for the unique needs of their military-connected students, Jill Biden announced Oct. 3, 2012, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

  • 'Warhorse' Soldiers unwind through paintball

    Oct 4, 2012

  • Alaska paratrooper gives blood, saves Afghan man's life

    Oct 4, 2012

    A U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to the Alaska-based 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division gives the gift of life to a wounded Afghan man.

  • Alaska Soldier sets local ultra marathon record

    Oct 4, 2012

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force school hosts bilateral exchange with Army engineers

    Oct 3, 2012

    Japan Engineer District representatives at Camp Zama, Japan, continued a nearly 20-year tradition recently when the unit's deputy commander and Forward Engineer Support Team leader were hosted by Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Engineer School officials at Camp Katsuta in Ibaraki prefecture.

  • 6th Battalion, 37th FAR Section Cert. Training

    Oct 3, 2012

    6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a fire direction control section certification Oct. 2 on Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea. The purpose of the training was to certify each section for a live-fire exercise scheduled for the near future. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released.)

  • American troops participate in Gangnam Marathon

    Oct 3, 2012

    American military personnel and their families participated in the 2012 Gangnam Marathon in Seoul, Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council boosts ROK-U.S. alliance

    Oct 2, 2012

    Members of the Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan met to discuss their most recent efforts to improve relations between the ROK and U.S., Sep. 25. Members of both parties discussed past success and look forward to upcoming events that would boost the ROK-U.S. alliance. Sung Jang Hyun, mayor of Yongsan-gu, and Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, were among those who attended the quarterly gathering.

  • Hawaii kicks off Pacific Combined Federal Campaign

    Oct 2, 2012

    The 2012 Pacific Combined Federal Campaign officially kicked off with a breakfast at Fort Shafter's Hale Ikena Oct. 1.

  • USARPAC holds suicide prevention stand down

    Oct 1, 2012

    Recent Army statistics have revealed an influx in Soldier suicide over the last year, which has brought great concern to the Army. In response to this concern, the Army initiated a safety stand down for suicide awareness Sept. 27.

  • Warrior Country sets up suicide hotline

    Sep 28, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- A new 24-hour suicide prevention hotline has been established by U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I for anyone in Warrior Country considering suicide or trying to help someone who may be suicidal.

  • Friendship fest strengthens alliance

    Sep 28, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- "Ka-chi kap-shi-da" is Korean for "Let's go together." And that is what has been happening with Americans and Koreans north of Seoul in an area called Warrior Country since the Korean War. Soldiers and their families spend afternoon with Korean civilians during the 8th Korean-American Friendship Festival held at the ROK-U.S. Cultural Plaza in the Bosan-dong section of Dongducheon, near Camp Casey's main gate. There was free food. Koreans got to sample American hot dogs and hamburgers while Americans were treated to tteokbokki (spicy cylinder-shaped rice cake) and saengseon-jeon (breaded fish pancake).

  • U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers share medical first responder experience

    Sep 28, 2012

    Manila, Philippines (September 19, 2012) -- Medics, nurses, doctors and infantry soldiers from the Philippine army met with 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) and Tripler Army Medical Center medical Soldiers in the first U.S. Army Pacific and Philippine army medical first responder subject matter expert exchange, here, 17-21 Sept.

  • Johnson sends Chuseok message to Korean people

    Sep 28, 2012

    The Eighth Army commanding general released a first ever video message to the Korean people in honor of Chuseok, Korea's annual harvest festival.

  • Soldiers travel to remote Alaska village, honor World War II veteran

    Sep 28, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (September 28, 2012) -- An icon of the Alaska trapping community and Interior, an adventurer and a man highly respected by all, was remembered by family and friends at a memorial ceremony August 18, 2012, at the village of Healy Lake, population 13. Twelve soldiers from the Brigade Troops Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and one from the 9th Army Band traveled by Army helicopter to Healy Lake to honor Paul Kirsteatter, a World War II veteran with a very unique story.

  • 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers on front lines in fight against suicide

    Sep 27, 2012

    The 2nd Infantry Division took a break from training in Korea on Thursday as part of an Army-wide suicide prevention and awareness stand-down to further educate Soldiers on the warning signs of suicide and let Soldiers know it is okay to ask for help when you need it.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army and USARPAC Command Sergeant Major discuss NCO development in Taiwan

    Sep 27, 2012

    Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and Command Sergeant Major Frank Leota, U.S. Army Pacific command sergeant major, tour various historic and training facilities during a recent trip to Taiwan where they met with leaders and soldiers of the Taiwan Army, to include the Sergeant Major of the Taiwan Army, to discuss non-commissioned officer development and transformation.

  • USARPAC Resilience Run/Walk

    Sep 27, 2012

    Headquarters U.S. Army Pacific began the Suicide Prevention Stand Down with Reveille followed by a group run Sept. 27 at Historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Mass flu exercise brings services together

    Sep 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Installations around the island held a mass flu vaccination exercise, Sept. 18-20, with the goal of vaccinating as many Oahu-based active duty service members and emergency-essential civilians as possible. In previous years, each service would individually hold shot exercises where they would immunize their personnel. This year, all services coordinated together and held a mass joint immunization exercise.

  • USARPAC CCP HAST Meets with Tongan National Emergency Management Office

    Sep 27, 2012

    When disaster strikes in the Pacific, once an affected nation asks for help the USARPAC Contingency Command Post's Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team would be the first on the ground. The HAST's job is to conduct assessments of key infrastructure in order to assist the host nation's government in getting relief supplies and other support into the country as quickly as possible. U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers are in Tonga this week taking part in "Coral Reef" a joint-multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise primarily designed to test the USARPAC Contingency Command Post's ability to react to a disaster. HAST personnel met with members of the Tonga National Emergency Management Office Monday.

  • Malaysians make Counter-IED training debut at Keris Strike

    Sep 27, 2012

    In a world where threats can often be undetectable yet devastatingly lethal, training such as the Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) help people engaged in peacekeeping missions stay alive.

  • USARPAC host PACOM Asia Pacific Multinational Open Source Conference

    Sep 26, 2012

    Soldiers and civilians with Pacific Command and from across the Asia Pacific intelligence community gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sept. 12-14 to discuss the power of open source intelligence (OSINT) during the 3rd Annual Pacific Command Asia Pacific Multinational Open Source Conference.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides support during Bangladesh DREE

    Sep 26, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific and the Bangladesh Armed Forces Division held the third annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange 2012 last week in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Part of the larger Pacific Resilience initiative throughout the Pacific, the DREE aims to increase disaster preparedness and response through civil-military cooperation in those nations most affected by natural disasters in the Pacific region.

  • USARPAC HAST meet with Tonga National Emergency Management Office

    Sep 25, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers are in Tonga this week taking part in "Coral Reef" a joint-multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise primarily designed to test the USARPAC Contingency Command Post's ability to react to a disaster. New Zealand and Australia are also taking part on a limited basis to share their experience in conducting humanitarian assistance, disaster relief operations.

  • Staff exercise tests leadership skills

    Sep 25, 2012

    U.S. and Malaysian Armed Forces service members took part in a command post exercise Sept. 21 during Keris Strike 12 to enhance their ability to operate in a multinational environment.

  • Yongsan Soldiers lend a helping hand before Chuseok

    Sep 25, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan participated in making 'Songpyeon,' a traditional Korean Rice cake, and shared them with single-parent families and elderly Koreans, living by themselves, Sept. 24. This meaningful event helped strengthen the ROK-US Alliance by allowing U.S. Soldiers to participate and interact with the local Korean Community.

  • Yongsan employees recognized as top performers in Korea

    Sep 24, 2012

    Four U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Civilians received honors during the U.S. Forces Korea Civilian Employers of the Year Award Ceremony at Knight Field here, Sept. 21.

  • The Annual Korean-American Friendship Festival

    Sep 24, 2012

    The annual Korean-American Friendship Festival was held on September 22, 2012, at the Dongducheon Special Tourism District, near Camp Casey, South Korea. (U.S. Army photos taken by Carlos Davis/Released)

  • Medical training saves lives

    Sep 24, 2012

    The initial treatment a person receives when they are injured often decides the outcome of their injuries. A Medical First Responder course that focuses on the first response to injuries began Sept. 19 as part of Keris Strike 12 on Camp Ulu Tiram, near Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

  • Soldiers learn survival skills during Keris Strike 2012

    Sep 24, 2012

    Sixty-five service members participating in the Keris Strike 2012 exercise went into the Panti Forest Reserve, Malaysia, Sept. 20, 2012, with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces for a demonstration of survival and tracking skill.

  • HaMMer decon system saves time

    Sep 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Sixty years of chemical and biological decontamination doctrine may soon change as the 71st Chemical Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command along with chemical elements from around U.S. Army Pacific and Marines from Marine Corps Base Hawaii fielded new decontamination equipment and technologies designed for all services at Area X-Ray, here, Aug. 6 to Sep. 12. The Soldiers tested the Hazard Mitigation, Material, Equipment Restoration or HAMMER family of systems. Comprised of multiple new technologies, the systems are ultimately designed to drastically reduce the time it takes to decontaminate equipment at the team level and beyond. To accomplish this HAMMER uses triage, minimizes the use of water, and focuses on simplicity of use.

  • Assistant secretary of Army for Manpower, Reserve Affairs hosts forum at Camp Zama

    Sep 21, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 20, 2012) -- The assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs addressed questions regarding personnel reductions, overseas tour lengths, and spouse employment opportunities during an open forum with community members here Sept. 17.

  • 3rd annual Pacific Resilience DREE a success

    Sep 21, 2012

    The third annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange 2012 held by the U.S. Army Pacific and Bangladesh Armed Forces Division went off without a hitch this week, testing the capabilities of disaster response organizations and personnel in the event of a catastrophic earthquake event in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • USARPAC Contingency Command Post Soldiers deploy to Tonga

    Sep 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post (CCP) and elements of the 311th Signal Command and 25th Infantry Division deployed to Talia Military Camp, Tonga, Sept. 21 in support of Operation Coral Reef, a week-long training exercise.

  • 561st teaches engineering to Boy Scouts at PTA

    Sep 21, 2012

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- The 561st Engineer Company, 84th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command, hosted the local Boy Scouts of America's Order of the Arrow chapter, here, on the island of Hawaii, recently for a demonstration of PTA construction engineering.

  • Engineers volunteer to keep it clean at Kaena Point

    Sep 20, 2012

    For Soldiers of the 84th Engineer Battalion, a recent morning at Kaena Point State Park along North Shore, Hawaii, was more than a day at the beach.

  • Army engineers survey 'Last Frontier,' keep Air Force fighters flying safely

    Sep 20, 2012

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Surveyors from the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, recently traveled to Alaska to help keep multimillion-dollar Air Force fighter jets and cargo planes based, here, flying safely.

  • 8th MP female graduates from sheriff's academy

    Sep 19, 2012

    WAIPIO, Hawaii -- A new chapter opened between the 8th Military Police Brigade and Hawaii's Sheriff Division as a military policeman from the 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Bde. graduated with 17 new sheriff's deputies from the Sheriff's Recruit Academy at the Okinawa Center, here, Aug. 24. Staff Sgt. Stefeni Rowland, 558th MP Company, 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command, became part of a story that began 21 years ago when current State Sheriff Shawn Tsuha graduated from the academy with an Airmen and a Marine, forming a civilian-military bond.

  • 8th TSC paralegals train for USARPAC competition

    Sep 19, 2012

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii -- Paralegal Soldiers from throughout 8th Theater Sustainment Command came together, here, to ruck, board and test to prepare for the U.S. Army-Pacific paralegal competition, recently.

  • 94th AAMDC starts a Female Mentorship Program

    Sep 19, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII--The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command kicked off the Female Mentorship Program by hosting its first meeting at Fort Shafter Flats on September 11, 2012.

  • Music Fest, Slam Fest events bring tunes, tap-outs to Camp Zama

    Sep 19, 2012

    While an outdoor crowd at Yano Field at Camp Zama, Japan, cheered the raw sounds of a blues-rock band Sept. 16, 2012, spectators in a gymnasium directly behind them watched wrestlers execute brutal body slams and piledrivers.

  • U.S. Army Alaska renews school partnership

    Sep 19, 2012

    U.S. Army Alaska renewed its commitment to a strong relationship with the local Fairbanks community during the third annual School Partnership Program's Memorandum of Agreement signing at the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District building, Sept. 10, 2012.

  • Pacific Signal Week 2012 connects the Regiment

    Sep 19, 2012

    Signaleers from throughout the Pacific and the globe connected in Hawaii for the 2012 Signal Corps Regimental Week, a series of events dedicated to commemorating the proud history of the Signal Regiment and communicating within the Signal Branch itself. The annual event was hosted by the 311th Signal Command (Theater) and U.S. Army, Pacific G6.

  • US Army Pacific honors Republic of Korea general officer during visit

    Sep 19, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific honors Gen. Oh Sung Kwon, Deputy Commander of the Republic of Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command and the Ground Component Commander, during an Honor ceremony Sept. 19 at Historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Suicide prevention stand down set for Sept. 27

    Sep 18, 2012

    In two days the Army will conduct a suicide prevention stand down worldwide to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training.

  • U.S. troops overcome third typhoon in South Korea

    Sep 18, 2012

    American Soldiers in South Korea overcame their third typhoon in less than a month when Typhoon Sanba came ashore at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Sept. 17, 2012.

  • Stigma

    Sep 18, 2012

    The Stigma Reduction Campaign is designed to reduce the feelings of disgrace when it comes to seeking mental help.

  • Camp Zama bilateral softball event builds friendship between local communities

    Sep 18, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 18, 2012) -- "Even though we don't understand each other's language, playing sports and sharing that enjoyment together -- that's the most fun part."

  • Recent PA graduates from Tripler to serve at USAHC-SB

    Sep 14, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Interservice Physician Assistant Program Class 10-3 graduated in the chapel, Sept. 7, here.

  • Advocate for financial health of service members visits Hawaii

    Sep 14, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 12, 2012) -- Hollister "Holly" Petraeus spoke from experience as a military spouse of 37 years and as the wife of a retired four-star general when she talked to Soldiers and family members, Sept. 7, about personal financial health and mission readiness.

  • Annual JPAC ceremony to honor POWs/MIAs

    Sep 14, 2012

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Sept. 14, 2012) -- The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, or JPAC, will honor former prisoners of war, or POWs, and fallen U.S. personnel who remain missing in action, or MIA, during a ceremony commemorating National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 10 a.m., Sept. 21, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.

  • U.S. Army Pacific honors fallen of 9/11

    Sep 12, 2012

    Soldiers and family members from U.S. Army Pacific paid tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States during a remembrance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2012, on Palm Circle at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Yongsan conducts antiterrorism training during 9/11

    Sep 12, 2012

    In conjunction with the events of 9/11, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan conducted its Antiterrorism, Operations Security (OPSEC), and Threat Awareness Reporting Program (TARP) Training for U.S. and ROK Servicemembers and Civilians at the Multi-Purpose Training Facility, Sep. 11.

  • Safety officials: Steer clear of unexploded ordnance

    Sep 11, 2012

    Eighth Army safety officials are encouraging U.S. troops to steer clear of unexploded ordnance in South Korea.

  • 2012 Hoe scholarship winner named

    Sep 11, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 11, 2012) -- With a serious look of responsibility in her eyes and a poise and demeanor beyond her years, Kalaheo High School senior Juvie Ignacio Varela became the sixth recipient of the annual 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe Scholarship of Honor, here, Aug. 31.

  • USARPAC Soldiers receive training on promising decontamination prototype

    Sep 11, 2012

    Service Members from across U.S. Army Pacific and the 3rd Regiment Marine were recently given a chance to train on some of the military's most promising decontamination prototypes known as Hazard Mitigation, Materiel and Equipment Restoration Advanced Technology Demonstration throughout August and September at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Camp Zama remembers 11th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Sep 11, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 12, 2012) -- "That day that we all know as 9/11 changed more than the skyline of New York City. It left more than a wound in the Pentagon, or a scar on a field in Pennsylvania. It changed a generation of Americans, it changed our Army, and it changed the world."

  • Grass becomes 27th chief of National Guard Bureau

    Sep 10, 2012

    Gen. Frank Grass became the 27th chief of the National Guard Bureau in a Pentagon ceremony, Sept. 7, 2012.

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