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  • Leaders celebrate legendary Korean War general

    Nov 22, 2013

    Top American and South Korean military leaders praised the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Nov. 22, 2013, on his 93rd birthday.

  • Signal Support for Joint Disaster Training Exercise

    Nov 22, 2013

    Six Soldiers from the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 516th Signal Brigade, 311th Signal Command (Theater) provided top notch communications support for the fourth iteration of Operation Pacific Response, a joint collaboration of more than 200 military and civilian personnel from across the globe and from all branches of the service, both Active and Reserve Components.

  • Army names 2013 Soldier, NCO of year

    Nov 22, 2013

    The 2013 Best Warrior Competition concluded Nov. 22, 2013, at Fort Lee, Va., with the announcement of the 2013 Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer of the Year winners.

  • U.S., China conduct Disaster Management Exchange

    Nov 21, 2013

    Soldiers from United States Army Pacific, Hawaii Army National Guard and Army Corps of Engineers along with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency participated with the People's Liberation Army in a Disaster Management Exchange, Nov. 12-14, 2013, at Marine Corps Training Area-Bellows, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station hosts safety event for employees

    Nov 21, 2013

    The Safety Office on U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station hosted a special event Nov. 21 to remind employees to stay safe during the holiday season while on and off duty.

  • Dignity, respect are cornerstones of EEO

    Nov 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's goal is to operate a premier Equal Employment Opportunity Office with a model EEO program so customers can succeed in an environment free from harassment and retaliation.

  • Devens describes NCO's role in ROK-U.S. Alliance

    Nov 21, 2013

    The Eighth Army command sergeant major described the important mission that American and South Korean noncommissioned officers accomplish on the Korean Peninsula.

  • 2-2 Assault Battalion Streamlines Combined Training

    Nov 21, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- A cold, gray day did not stop Soldiers from conducting the largest combined air assault training exercise, for the division of the year, living up to the "Going Together" mantra with Republic of Koreas 2nd Battalion, 100th Regiment, 17th Infantry Division Nov. 14, 2013 at Rodriguez Range, South Korea.

  • U.S. and Korean Signal Battalions enjoy Organizational day together

    Nov 21, 2013

    The second annual Combined Organizational Day between the 41st Signal Battalion and the 60th Signal Battalion, Republic of Korea Army, was held Oct. 31 at Collier Field on Yongsan Army Base.

  • Army divers support ongoing tsunami repairs during training exercise

    Nov 20, 2013

    More than a dozen Soldiers from the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 130th Engineer Brigade and construction contractors from Sea Engineering Inc. conducted underwater training and repairs, Nov. 4-22, to the remaining damage to Keauhou Small Boat Harbor caused by the 2011 tsunami. The detachment's divers perform reconnaissance, demolition, and salvage missions in underwater conditions throughout the Pacific.

  • 14 years in the making, the Special Olympics program on Okinawa is thriving!

    Nov 19, 2013

    On Nov. 2, 843 athletes, 1,200 visiting family members along with 1,400 American service member volunteers, 453 Japanese interpreters and 164 Japanese and American entertainers gathered at the Risner Sporting Complex in celebration of the 14th Annual Special Olympics Games.

  • Toyota Industries Shuttles Rugby Team visit Torii Station

    Nov 19, 2013

    When soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Japan went to the gym Nov. 5 and 7, players from the Toyota Industries Shuttles Rugby Team greeted them and worked out side by side with soldiers, family members and DA civilians working out in the gym.

  • Logistics experts, movement team join typhoon relief efforts

    Nov 19, 2013

    Approximately 30 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command departed for the Philippines, Nov. 17, 2013, to assist in Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief efforts.

  • Eighth Army, Third ROK Army hold alliance festival

    Nov 18, 2013

    U.S. and South Korean Army leaders gathered for an alliance festival at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, on the future headquarters post for American military forces in Korea, Nov. 15, 2013.

  • Schofield Main Exchange shows families appreciation

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Schofield Main Exchange, here, was full of fun and entertainment, Nov. 2, as children bounced around the block from activity to activity during a Military Family Appreciation Month Fair.

  • 94TH AAMDC MOVES TO JBPHH IN 2014

    Nov 18, 2013

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command is slated to move to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in FY2014.

  • 94TH AAMDC HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE

    Nov 18, 2013

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a unit blood drive on Nov. 13 in the command's battery conference area.

  • Rapid response team prepared to assist during disasters

    Nov 18, 2013

    Nations in the Pacific region deal with changing weather patterns on a yearly basis. Some of these changes will funnel in heavy rains, hurricanes, tsunamis, and typhoons -- along with volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

  • Operation Neukdae (Wolf) revisits fundamentals

    Nov 18, 2013

    The 95th Engineer Company (Clearance), 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted Operation Neukdae or wolf, Nov. 4-7, at the Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii. The purpose of the training event was to introduce young soldiers to wire obstacles. Furthermore, this event aimed to remind the more experienced soldiers of what it means to be a Sapper, outside the parameters of route clearance.

  • US-China Disaster Response Field Exchange

    Nov 15, 2013

    The 2013 U.S. China Disaster Management Exchange held Nov. 12-14 is a U.S. Army Pacific hosted subject matter expert exchange focused on an international Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operations.

  • Ulses welcomed to USARPAC with Flying V ceremony

    Nov 15, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Colonel (Promotable) Robert J. Ulses was welcomed as the Assistant Chief of Staff of Operations, U.S. Army-Pacific, during a Flying V ceremony at Palm Circle, here, November 15. The ceremony was officiated by USARPAC Commanding General, Gen. Vincent K. Brooks. Ulses was joined by wife Kathy Ulses and son 1st Lt. Brian Ulses and daughter-in-law Valerie Ulses, who were presented with leis as a welcome to the USARPAC. Brooks welcomed Ulses and his family for his third time to Hawaii, although the first time, according to Brooks, was birth.

  • 25th ID enforces standards and discipline

    Nov 14, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Courtesy patrols began here Oct. 7 at the behest of the commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division and his command sergeant major. A courtesy patrol team is comprised of a lieutenant and a sergeant first class who patrol an assigned area to inform Soldiers and Family members if they are violating 25th Inf. Div. or garrison policies. Four teams patrol four areas of Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield. The teams patrol housing areas, the Post Exchange, the commissary, the gyms, and the Nehelani and Tropics Clubs.

  • US, ROK MILITARIES HONOR MISSILE DEFENDERS

    Nov 14, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE -- Air Defenders from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy and the Republic of Korea Air Force gathered at Yongsan Army Garrison's Dragon Hill Lodge for the Missile Defender of the Year Ball, Nov. 8.

  • Garrison Soldiers deliver warmth

    Nov 13, 2013

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Yongsan, visited Hongeun-dong to deliver coal bricks to members of the community, Nov 6.

  • Army's largest multi-functional battalion holds mobilization drill

    Nov 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army's largest multi-functional battalion conducted a mobilization drill on K-16 Air Base, South Korea, Nov. 13, 2013.

  • U.S. artillerymen complete Seoul marathon

    Nov 13, 2013

    SEOUL, Korea -- A team of 18 Soldiers from A Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division completed the JoongAng Seoul Marathon together in Seoul, South Korea Nov. 3.

  • US-China Disaster Management Exchange

    Nov 13, 2013

    The 2013 DME is a U.S. Army Pacific hosted subject matter expert exchange focused on an international Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operation. The highlight of this year's DME 2013 is a Practical Field Exchange at MCTAB on Nov.14.

  • Eighth Army commander honors veterans in Korea

    Nov 12, 2013

    The top U.S. Army operational commander in South Korea thanked veterans at a ceremony, Nov. 11, 2013, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Oregon, Georgetown hoops teams visit, play at Camp Humphreys

    Nov 12, 2013

    Approximately 2,000 military personnel and family members were on hand for the second installment of the ESPN Armed Forces Classic, featuring the men's basketball teams from the University of Oregon and Georgetown University, played in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Nov. 9, 2013.

  • SMA Chandler meets with Schofield Soldiers, families

    Nov 12, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III toured Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 5, to meet with Soldiers and families to discuss important topics and worries Soldiers have about budget cuts and troop drawdown.

  • NCAA teams host youth basketball clinics on Camp Humphreys

    Nov 8, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Approximately 120 children from Camp Humphreys and Osan Air Base took part in youth basketball clinics hosted by the Georgetown University Hoyas and University of Oregon Fighting Ducks men's basketball teams, Thursday (Nov. 7), here.

  • Georgetown Hoyas, Oregon Ducks visit 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade

    Nov 8, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- A large aviation hangar bustled with Soldiers performing daily helicopter maintenance. It is their job to ensure the machines are in pristine working condition as always; yet this is no ordinary day. The "Talon" Warriors of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division were in for a very special treat.

  • Chandler visits 'Tropic Lightning' Soldiers, families

    Nov 8, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III held a town hall meeting for about 1,500 Soldiers and family members, Nov. 5, 2013, at Smith Theater on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • SMA talks veterans support during Hawaii visit

    Nov 8, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III took time during a visit to Hawaii this week to remind today's Soldiers of the importance of America's veterans.

  • Humphreys retirees feted at annual event

    Nov 6, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys hosted its annual Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 19 at the Humphreys Community Fitness Center here.

  • TSC professional development session studies sustainment concepts in Vietnam

    Nov 6, 2013

    Leaders from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command headquarters looked back in time Tuesday as they studied the logistical operations in Vietnam during a leader professional development session at the Hale Ikena.

  • Historic USS Crommelin hosts MPs

    Nov 6, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- In the early hours of Oct. 17 a team of Soldiers from 57th Military Police Company, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade boarded a ferryboat for transport to the historic decommissioned guided missile frigate USS Crommelin.

  • Relocated USO Opens in Yongsan

    Nov 4, 2013

    The new USO (United Services Organization) facility in Seoul opened its doors to the Yongsan Garrison community during a ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 12.

  • Korean consulate honors retired U.S. general

    Nov 4, 2013

    The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea presented Lt. Gen. (R) Francis J. Wiercinski, former United States Army Pacific commander, the Order of National Security Merit, Gukseon Medal, in Honolulu Oct. 30.

  • 9th MSC infantry Soldiers shoot for the sky

    Nov 4, 2013

    Expert marksmanship is a common goal for all branches of the military, and among the ranks of the 9th Mission Support Command are two Soldiers who are taking their marksmanship proficiency to the next level.

  • "Fight Tonight" readiness on display for Eighth Army commander

    Nov 4, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Bernard Champoux, the Eighth Army commanding general, visits 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Oct. 25, 2013 on Camp Casey, South Korea. During the visit, Soldiers demonstrated Thunder Brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness to defend the Republic of Korea by displaying avenger air defense weapon system, AN/TPQ-37 firefinder radar, and multiple launch rocket system.

  • 210th Fires Bde educates Soldiers about SHARP

    Nov 3, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault representatives and Soldiers assigned to 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, put on a skit to promote the battalion's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program Nov. 1 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The SHARP Program's mission is to promote an Army culture and command climate that ensures adherence to the Army Values and ensures that every Army team members will be treated with dignity and respect at all times. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • 10th RSG selects top Soldier and NCO of the Year

    Nov 1, 2013

    The 10th Regional Support Group selected its top Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the year during the unit's competition Oct. 24 and 25th on Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan.

  • 349th Signal shares American culture with local Japanese students

    Nov 1, 2013

    Soldiers and family members of the 349th Signal Company, 78th Signal Battalion, traveled to the Kabato Pre-School to share an American tradition, Halloween, with students Oct.28 in Yomitan Village, Okinawa, Japan.

  • 210th Fires Brigade hosts Thunder Fitness Challenge

    Nov 1, 2013

    Soldiers from the 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division competed in the first ever Thunder Fitness Challenge Oct. 30, 2013 on Camp Casey. Of the 104 Soldiers who competed, only 14 Soldiers achieved the standard of the challenge. To qualify for the competition the Soldiers must have scored 270 or above on the Army Physical Fitness Test prior to the competition. During the event the Soldiers completed five events that tested them both physically and mentally. The fitness challenge included the push-up event for two minutes, the sit-up event for two minutes, the pull-up event for 10 repetitions, the dip event for 20 repetitions, and a three-mile run in 22 minutes or less.

  • Change - count on it

    Nov 1, 2013

    Going into the holiday season, our Army has much to be thankful for, especially our Soldiers. We knew fiscal 2013 would most likely be a good year for safety, but the final outcome -- 136 accidental fatalities, a 15 percent decline from the previous year and the lowest number on record -- was an historic landmark. Such a remarkable achievement during a year of relentlessly high operations tempo, to include the twelfth year of combat, happened only because of the hard work and commitment of our entire Army Team. I thank each of you for your proactive part in making it possible.

  • Soldiers experience Alaska Native culture during convention

    Nov 1, 2013

    Perkins said he was there to provide leadership to young Soldiers and show them how important it is to give back to the community that has shown so much support to Fort Wainwright over the years. "I remember an old saying I learned when I was a young Soldier," he said. "'To whom has been given so much. much is expected.' Whenever we have an opportunity to return that support, we should."

  • Children serve Wounded Warriors

    Nov 1, 2013

    One hundred school age children participated with a joint Boys & Girls Club of America and 4-H community service project Oct. 28.

  • Signal Soldiers read to Elementary School students

    Nov 1, 2013

    About a dozen Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), paid their monthly visit to Fern Elementary School to read books out loud to students Friday.

  • Asia-Pacific allies share munitions' ideas, challenges

    Oct 31, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- With the U.S. pivot policy putting a greater emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region, several of those allies paid visits to the Army ammunition plant here to share ideas and learn best munitions business practices.

  • Full Scale Exercise proves Yongsan readiness

    Oct 31, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan conducted a Full Scale Exercise to train soldiers and civilians in the event of an emergency or military threat, Oct 22 -- Oct 24.

  • 25th CAB validated during CRF exercise

    Oct 30, 2013

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conducted a Contingency Response Force validation exercise at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Oct. 21.

  • 2013 National American Indian Heritage Month tri-signed letter

    Oct 29, 2013

    2013 National American Indian Heritage Month

  • Female Paratrooper shines through Indian partnership

    Oct 29, 2013

    Army 1st Lt. Laura Condyles, a rigger-qualified officer with the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, recently returned from graduating second place at the Indian Army's Heavy Drop Course in Agra, India.

  • Humphreys AFAP seeks to improve services offered

    Oct 28, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- All of the services, programs and quality of life initiatives here would not be what they are without community members like those who participated in the Army Family Action Plan Conference here, Oct. 9-10, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center (Super Gym).

  • Staying Yongsan strong against the flu

    Oct 25, 2013

    The 65th Medical Brigade and Combined Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) hosted a influenza administration event to get the Yongsan community vaccinated against the flu virus at the Post Exchange parking lot here, 16 Oct.

  • Army personnel on Okinawa are making a difference with community service projects

    Oct 25, 2013

    The lingering effects of Typhoon Francisco could not dampen the spirits U.S. Army personnel on Okinawa who turned out in force to support U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station's Make a Difference Day project on Oct. 25.

  • Camp Zama Soldiers, civilians participate in suicide-prevention training course

    Oct 25, 2013

    The "Ask, Care, Escort" method of suicide-intervention was taught to attendees at a training course held Oct. 23 and 24 at the Community Activity Center here. About 30 service members and Department of Army civilians participated in "train-the-trainer" course, which was coordinated through the installation's Army Substance Abuse Program.

  • HHB, 210th Fires Brigade enhances CBRN readiness

    Oct 25, 2013

    Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducts chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear training on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 24, 2013. The purpose of this training was to familiarize Soldiers with knowledge and skills they need to know to protect themselves from CBRN attack. The 210th Fires Brigade is dedicated to improving the unit's readiness to "Fight Tonight" to defend the Korean peninsula from any threat.

  • The 210th Fires Brigade celebrates 2nd Infantry Division's 96th birthday

    Oct 25, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade celebrates 2nd Infantry Division's 96th birthday at the Thunder Inn dining facility on Camp Casey, South Korea Oct. 25, 2013. The 2nd Infantry Division works with Republic of Korea allies as a member of the strong ROK-U.S. Alliance and is committed to the defense of the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Ammunition retrieval tests unit readiness

    Oct 24, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade is part of the Counter Fire Task Force, with a mission to provide timely and accurate rocket and missile fire in the defense of the Republic of Korea.

  • First Army shares best practices with Korean Army

    Oct 24, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- A Republic of Korea Army Major recently visited two First Army Division East brigades as part of a mobilization assessment to assist in the ROK's development of an operational Reserve force.

  • 349th Signal hosts local Japanese soldiers for a day

    Oct 23, 2013

    About 20 Japanese soldiers from the 15th Brigade, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, gathered for a United States and Japanese military bi-lateral event Oct. 10 on Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan.

  • US Army Pacific senior enlisted leader conducts town hall meeting with Soldiers in Japan

    Oct 23, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major for United States Army Pacific, paid a visit to Okinawa, Japan to speak with soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Japan on Okinawa on Oct. 1st at Camp Foster's community center.

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Regional Support Group Soldiers enjoy a competitive day

    Oct 23, 2013

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Regional Support Group, enjoyed a day away from routine physical training to participate in a sports day Oct. 18 at Torii Beach.

  • Soldiers help make joint contracting team successful for the Pacific

    Oct 23, 2013

    Vince Lombardi was quoted as saying: "Individual commitment to a group effort that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."

  • The Gift of Fuel

    Oct 22, 2013

    While moving their aircraft from the port of Busan to their new home at Camp Humphreys, 4th ARS-6th Cav. Regt., made a stop at Camp Walker, where the Company A Soldiers anxiously awaited their arrival to do what they were trained to do which is supply petroleum to the new aircraft.

  • Army to stand up new Resiliency Directorate

    Oct 22, 2013

    Army leaders announced Oct. 21, 2013, a new directorate would be established in the Pentagon under the Army's G-1.

  • Dive deep, face fears, build strength

    Oct 21, 2013

    First Lt. George Edward Smith who is currently serving as the operations officer for C Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division failed out of pre-scuba before he was commissioned. Today the artillery officer enjoys exploring the waters around the peninsula. (Photo courtesy of 1st Lt. George Edward Smith)

  • Eighth Army revitalizes physical readiness training

    Oct 21, 2013

    The top U.S. Army command in South Korea revitalized its physical readiness training program.

  • 2ID Soldiers, KATUSAs earn honors, display Sgt Audie Murphy skills

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP RED CLOUD, Korea--Four Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division were inducted in to the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a luncheon Oct. 10 at the Commanding General's Mess.

  • Aviation Unit Arrives to Korean Peninsula

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Many Soldiers know what it is like to be stationed in the Republic of Korea but only one unit knows what it is like to be deployed to Korea. The land of the morning calm welcomed Soldiers from the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment much the same way it welcomes all the Soldiers that have served on her shores; with the promise of new friendships and a unique training environment.

  • 2CAB supports 2ID aerial operations

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- As pilots and crew members maneuver aircraft seamlessly through mountains and valleys, their mission is to deter aggression and be ready to 'Fight to Tonight.'

  • 210th Fires Bde focus on survivability training

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Realistic training builds Soldiers' confidence in their equipment, ensuring they can provide a strong defense to deter aggression against the Korean peninsula.

  • Army seeking in-depth engagements in Asia-Pacific theater

    Oct 21, 2013

    Countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region are "excited by our increased participation here," said the Army's top general in that area.

  • U.S. Forces Partner with Sri Lanka for Mine Training Program

    Oct 21, 2013

    VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka--For nine months, U.S. servicemembers in the Army, Navy and Air Force supported and carried out the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support)'s humanitarian demining mission on the creation and implementation of a course to make Sri Lanka landmine free.

  • SecArmy McHugh: Budget cuts affecting readiness

    Oct 21, 2013

    Budget cuts, sequestration and continuing resolutions have exacted "great cost" on Army readiness, said the Army's secretary during the opening of the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, held at the convention center in Washington, D.C.

  • Leader serves two countries

    Oct 20, 2013

    Maj. Lee Geun-hyung, from Killeen, Texas, and originally from Angang, South Korea is the 210th Fires Brigade chaplain and is one of a handful of Soldiers, who served as a member of both the ROK and U.S. Army.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Public urged to turn in unused prescriptions, Oct. 26

    Oct 18, 2013

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 26, here, and at other locations on Oahu and around the state.

  • New and improved: 1-24 Infantry Battalion brings new Soldiers up to standard

    Oct 18, 2013

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - The 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division spent three weeks perfecting their basic infantry skills in a series of platoon live fire exercises in Alaska's Yukon Training Area Sept. 23 -- Oct. 9.

  • 1/25 SBCT Brigade Colors Run

    Oct 18, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Lewis, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division senior enlisted advisor, leads battalion command sergeants major and first sergeants during a brigade colors run on Fort Wainwright, Alaska Oct. 18. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 Public Affairs)

  • Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Oct 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama honored former Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Medal of Honor, Oct. 15, 2013, at the White House, citing his extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.

  • Fiscal year 2013 was Army's safest year

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fiscal year 2013 was the Army's safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • CSA lays out strategic priorities for uncertain future

    Oct 16, 2013

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno laid out his strategic priorities in an email to the entire force, and with an attached document, Oct. 16, 2013, for the Total Army -- the active-duty Army, the Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve -- so they will remain ready to accomplish the range of military operations they may perform in an unpredictable future.

  • Realistic training for a strong defense

    Oct 15, 2013

    The 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a brigade-wide recall alert Sept. 17 on Camp Casey.

  • Korean National Defense University hosts first combined training course

    Oct 15, 2013

    The Korean National Defense University welcomed American military officers to its first combined training course in Seoul, in September.

  • Construction warriors build tactical skills

    Oct 15, 2013

    The warriors of the 561st Engineering Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command recently returned from East Range at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, from their squad sticks certification on warrior tasks and battle drills.

  • Oct. 15, 2013 -- President Obama's remarks at Capt. William D. Swenson Medal of Honor ceremony

    Oct 15, 2013

    Oct. 15, 2013 -- President Obama's remarks at Capt. Willliam D. Swenson Medal of Honor ceremony

  • Yongsan declares war on domestic violence

    Oct 14, 2013

    Domestic violence appears to be on the rise in the military, so much so that the Department of Defense considers it an item of specific concern. U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan held a proclamation ceremony to increase awareness, Oct. 1.

  • Yongsan talent, rising stars

    Oct 10, 2013

    Service members, family members and civilians in Korea rose to be stars to showcase their singing talents during a singing competition at R&R Bar and Grill here, Oct. 4.

  • Combined training increased capabilities for US,ROK 'Redlegs'

    Oct 10, 2013

    Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted live-fire qualification exercises Sept. 25 to 27 at Rocket Valley in Cheolweon.

  • Humphreys softball enthusiasts keep the season going

    Oct 10, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Leave the tuxedo and sequin gowns at home, this year's "Fall Ball" is not about fancy attire in a high-class ballroom, but it is all dirt (sort of), fun, and skid marks, as the 2013 Fall Softball League continues through the end of the month.

  • Korean War vets, college students visit Camp Humphreys

    Oct 10, 2013

    Soldiers from the 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion pose for a group photo with eight Korean War veterans at the Provider Grill Dining Facility, on Camp Humphreys, Oct. 4. The veterans visited the garrison as part of a College of the Ozarks (Mo.) Patriotic Education Travel Program. Designed to provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences for students and veterans, the program pairs College of the Ozarks students with veterans, taking them back to the battlefields where they fought. The program honors veterans and was established to encourage an understanding of American Heritage, civic responsibilities, love of country, and a willingness to defend it.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts NCO and enlisted run

    Oct 10, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, led the Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, in the first brigade noncommissioned officer and enlisted run on Camp Casey Oct. 10, 2013. This run focused on building unit cohesion, morale throughout the brigade. At the end of the run Col. Michael Lawson, 210th Fires Brigade commanding officer, recognized the 210th Fires Bde. Soldier of the Quarter Board winners., Sgt. John Rodriguez, of Aiea, Hawaii, a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Pfc. Aaron Bell, of Lawton, Okla., and Cpl. Shin Jae-min, of Seoul, South Korea, both are field artillery firefinder radar operators assigned to 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Bde., by presenting them with the Army Commendation Medal and an Indianhead statue. The 210th Fires Brigade is proud to serve and protect its nation and remains ready to "Fight Tonight" to defend the Republic of Korea and the U.S.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts NCO and enlisted run

    Oct 10, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, led the Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, in the first brigade noncommissioned officer and enlisted run on Camp Casey Oct. 10, 2013. This run focused on building unit cohesion, morale throughout the brigade. At the end of the run Col. Michael Lawson, 210th Fires Brigade commanding officer, recognized the 210th Fires Bde. Soldier of the Quarter Board winners., Sgt. John Rodriguez, of Aiea, Hawaii, a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Pfc. Aaron Bell, of Lawton, Okla., and Cpl. Shin Jae-min, of Seoul, South Korea, both are field artillery firefinder radar operators assigned to 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Bde., by presenting them with the Army Commendation Medal and an Indianhead statue. The 210th Fires Brigade is proud to serve and protect its nation and remains ready to "Fight Tonight" to defend the Republic of Korea and the U.S.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts NCO and enlisted run

    Oct 10, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, led the Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, in the first brigade noncommissioned officer and enlisted run on Camp Casey Oct. 10, 2013. This run focused on building unit cohesion, morale throughout the brigade. At the end of the run Col. Michael Lawson, 210th Fires Brigade commanding officer, recognized the 210th Fires Bde. Soldier of the Quarter Board winners., Sgt. John Rodriguez, of Aiea, Hawaii, a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Pfc. Aaron Bell, of Lawton, Okla., and Cpl. Shin Jae-min, of Seoul, South Korea, both are field artillery firefinder radar operators assigned to 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Bde., by presenting them with the Army Commendation Medal and an Indianhead statue. The 210th Fires Brigade is proud to serve and protect its nation and remains ready to "Fight Tonight" to defend the Republic of Korea and the U.S.

  • Army live-stream of AUSA exposition to allow viewer participation

    Oct 10, 2013

    This year, the Army will live-stream nearly every discussion panel that occurs at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C. Remote viewers will also be able to interact with panelists via social media.

  • 296 BSB delivers more than beans, bullets, benzene and Band-Aids

    Oct 10, 2013

    Amateurs think tactics, professionals think logistics. That's the motto of the Soldiers assigned to 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division.

  • Army observes Information Assurance/Cyber Security Week: Oct. 14-18

    Oct 10, 2013

    The Army will observe an Information Assurance/Cyber Security Awareness Week, beginning Oct. 14, 2013, as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

  • The 124th Medical Detachment (Optometry) Deactivates

    Oct 10, 2013

    HONOLULU-- The 124th Medical Detachment (Optometry) unit's guidon was cased during a deactivation ceremony at Fort DeRussy Oct. 7. The 124th Med. Det. deactivated due to ongoing force realignment occurring throughout the U.S. Army.