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  • Camp Humphreys dishes up authentic Korean cooking class

    Nov 9, 2012

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

  • Awareness, prevention key to stopping spread of RSV

    Nov 9, 2012

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

  • US and Japanese Soldiers unite through English

    Nov 8, 2012

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

  • Military Working Dog detachment activates

    Nov 7, 2012

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

  • Soldiers experience Japanese culture

    Nov 7, 2012

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

  • Orient Shield 12 closing ceremony

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Warrior Inn DFAC preps for Army-level inspection team

    Nov 7, 2012

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

  • PTO introduces 'hop' to kids, parents

    Nov 6, 2012

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

  • SMA encourages troops to look out for one another

    Nov 6, 2012

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

  • Soldiers, Defense Force Members complete Field Training Exercise

    Nov 6, 2012

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

  • Ninjas Leave Soldiers Seeing Stars

    Nov 6, 2012

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

  • Orient Shield 12 wraps up in Japan

    Nov 6, 2012

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

  • Hawaii Stryker unit lifts off for Air Assault

    Nov 5, 2012

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

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

    Nov 5, 2012

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

  • Orient Shield 12 Mortar Training

    Nov 5, 2012

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

  • Orient Shield 12 FTX

    Nov 5, 2012

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

  • U.S., ROK conduct river cross ops

    Nov 5, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army bids farewell to Conboy, welcomes Gentry

    Nov 4, 2012

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

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

    Nov 2, 2012

    National Native American Heritage Month, 2012

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

    Nov 2, 2012

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

  • Tripler honors fallen behavioral health specialists

    Nov 2, 2012

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

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

    Nov 2, 2012

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

  • 25th CAB medevac crew receives Australian award

    Nov 1, 2012

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

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

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • Yongsan builds camaraderie with local community members

    Nov 1, 2012

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

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

    Nov 1, 2012

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

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

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • Snipers Pull the Trigger on Orient Shield 12

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army recognizes food service excellence

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army hosts reunion for KATUSA veterans

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army participates in Osan Air Power Day

    Nov 1, 2012

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

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

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • Mobile Gun System Exhibition Draws a Crowd

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • 2nd Infantry Division celebrates 95 years of service

    Oct 31, 2012

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

  • Johnson describes Eighth Army role in Pacific shift

    Oct 31, 2012

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

  • USARPAC Fiscal Triad successfully executes year-end close

    Oct 30, 2012

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

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

    Oct 30, 2012

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

  • 6th Annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race

    Oct 30, 2012

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

  • Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School

    Oct 30, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division and students from the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School participated in the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School Tour at Pocheon and Yeoncheon on Oct. 26, 2012. Soldiers and students visited the African Art Museum in Pocheon and the Jeongok Prehistoric Museum in Yeoncheon. The event gave Soldiers a chance to interact with students as a part of the Good Neighbor Program between the U.S. Army and the Republic of Korea. (Photos by Pvt. Kim Han-Byeol, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Specialist/Released).

  • 70th Brigade Support Battalion conducts M16 range

    Oct 29, 2012

    NEW MEXICO RANGE, South Korea -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Company A and Company B, all from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted an M16 live fire on Oct. 25, 2012, at New Mexico Range, South Korea. The purpose of this training was to maintain readiness, make sure Soldiers are ready to fight tonight, and improve skills with assigned weapons. (Photos by Pvt. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Specialist).

  • Soldiers in Japan celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 26, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan - More than 200 Soldiers and family members of the 10th Regional Support Group ended Red Ribbon Week with a Halloween fun run and walk on Friday, Oct. 26th at Torii Station's Renegade Landing zone.

  • 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.

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