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  • JOINT 94TH AAMDC AND MEDCOM SAFETY TRAINING

    Mar 12, 2013

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

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

    Mar 12, 2013

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

  • Army names Yongsan Soldier 'Coach of the Year'

    Mar 11, 2013

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

  • Relief campaign helps Army families

    Mar 11, 2013

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

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

    Mar 8, 2013

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

  • Air Assault Course increase 2ID capabilities

    Mar 8, 2013

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

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

    Mar 8, 2013

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

  • Wolfpack Soldiers build new opportunity in Thailand

    Mar 8, 2013

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

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

    Mar 8, 2013

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

  • USARPAC hosts IG Workshop

    Mar 8, 2013

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

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts MLRS live fire

    Mar 7, 2013

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

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

    Mar 7, 2013

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

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

    Mar 7, 2013

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

  • 2ID Air Assault Course

    Mar 6, 2013

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

  • Sequestration to affect DOD schools, commissaries

    Mar 5, 2013

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

  • Sequestration tri-signed letter

    Mar 5, 2013

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

  • Sequestration tri-signed letter

    Mar 4, 2013

    Sequestration tri-signed letter

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts EFMB train-up

    Mar 3, 2013

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

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

    Mar 3, 2013

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

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

    Mar 1, 2013

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

  • Army Warriors Defend Cyberspace

    Mar 1, 2013

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

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

    Mar 1, 2013

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

  • Career development opportunities for Senior Army Civilians

    Mar 1, 2013

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

  • Alpha Distribution Company conducts new equipment training

    Feb 27, 2013

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

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

    Feb 27, 2013

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

  • Exceptional kids have exceptional trip

    Feb 26, 2013

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

  • USPACOM Commander visits JBLM

    Feb 26, 2013

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

  • PACOM commander tours Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Feb 26, 2013

    The commander of the U.S. Pacific Command toured the facilities of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 22, 2013, and experienced the capabilities of the Stryker armored fight vehicles firsthand. He spoke about the military re-balancing in the Pacific and I Corps' future role in the region.

  • Alaska Soldier named Army's Female Athlete of the Year

    Feb 26, 2013

    Sgt. Ashley A. Walker, a military police officer with the Alaska-based 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, is the Army's Female Athlete of the Year for 2012.

  • Chaplain of the sea

    Feb 25, 2013

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii-- "I have a great respect for military chaplains, and seriously considered it myself. I had relatives and friends who were chaplains. It is not an easy ministry. Now many chaplains are faced with a serious challenge to their ability to minister." -- Father Orthohippo As the former 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, chaplain to the 130th Eng. Bde., the "Bayonet" family welcomes Chaplain Capt. Christoper Hodge who is beginning to make his impressionable footprint, starting with the 7th Dive Detachment, 65th Eng. Bn.

  • International US Army War College graduates visit Hawaii

    Feb 25, 2013

    Thirty six senior military officers from 36 different countries recently visited Hawaii to tour military bases, training sites and interact with key Army leaders across the island of Oahu, Feb. 20 and 21

  • Tripler unveils first bariatric room

    Feb 22, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center held the grand opening for its first bariatric room for patients recovering from surgery, Feb. 14.

  • Tripler celebrates grand opening of single family room NICU

    Feb 22, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of its single family room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Feb. 14, here.

  • South Korea-based unit participates in Cobra Gold

    Feb 21, 2013

    Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team have traded in their usual frozen mountain training ranges in South Korea for the balmy jungles of Thailand, during Cobra Gold 2013.

  • 8TSC Senior NCO team wins 2013 Swamp Romp

    Feb 21, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- Servicemembers from all branches competed in the 2013 Swamp Romp, at Marine Corps. Base Hawaii, Feb. 16. Teams of six crawled through the mud and over obstacles, sped down wooden slides into ponds, and struggled across the beach. Some came for the fun and camaraderie, but one team in particular clearly came to win.

  • HHB, 210th Fires Brigade conducted M16 shooting range

    Feb 21, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted an M16 shooting range in Kouma Range at Camp Casey, South Korea, Feb. 21, 2013. The purpose of this training was to make sure Soldiers are qualified to shoot their weapons so they are always ready to fight tonight. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Servicemembers hand out warmth to young patients

    Feb 20, 2013

    Members of the 106th Medical Detachment visited the Seoul Saint Mary's Hospital to hand out presents for young patients, and experience the cutting edge technology the hospital provides here, Feb. 13.

  • U.S. Army Pacific executes premier staff planning exercise

    Feb 20, 2013

    Thirteen nations are participating in a staff planning exercise as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013, from Feb. 11 to Feb. 22, 2013, in Chiang Mai province, Kingdom of Thailand.

  • Pacific Region sweeps Army Athlete, Coach of Year awards

    Feb 20, 2013

    Soldiers from the Pacific Region swept the 2012 Army Male and Female Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year awards.

  • Secretary notifies Congress DOD preparing for furloughs

    Feb 20, 2013

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has notified Congress that the Defense Department is prepared to implement furloughs for civilian personnel in response to the threat of sequestration.

  • New PT program makes pregnant Soldiers fit

    Feb 20, 2013

    In order for pregnant Servicemembers to maintain fitness and facilitate rapid recovery after delivery, Eighth Army in coordination with USAG Yongsan initiated the consolidated Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training.

  • US Army Japan's G5 Directorate 'walks the talk' on key 'Words to Live By'

    Feb 20, 2013

    This edition of "Words to Live By" highlights the quiet, consistent and often unheralded efforts of two sections from the United States Army G5 Directorate that particularly exemplify aspects of the "Words to Live By" you can see posted in many areas of each Army installation across Japan -- specifically the goal to be "mentally and physically fit," to "practice the Golden Rule," and to "train your replacement and develop tomorrow's leaders."

  • Eighth Army commander thanks medical personnel

    Feb 19, 2013

    The Eighth Army commander thanked Soldiers, civilians and families from the South Korea-based 65th Medical Brigade during a visit to the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Feb. 14, 2013.

  • USARPAC command post exercises its capabilities during Cobra Gold 2013

    Feb 19, 2013

    As a rapidly deployable headquarters element, U.S. Army Pacific's Contingency Command Post, based at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, is capable of providing command and control of small-scale contingency operations at any location throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

  • US Army Pacific Commander visits Laos

    Feb 19, 2013

    Lieutenant General Francis J. Wiercinski, Commanding General of U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC) visited Lao P.D.R. on February 13, 2013, and met with senior officials from the Lao Ministry of Defense to discuss issues related to ongoing and future U.S -- Lao military cooperation.

  • CG 13 senior enlisted leaders meet, mentor, motivate

    Feb 19, 2013

    Senior enlisted leaders from Thailand, the United States, Singapore, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia attended a team-building seminar Feb. 12-13, 2013, in Phitsanulok province, Kingdom of Thailand, during exercise Cobra Gold 2013.

  • 311th Signal Command spends day at Fern Elementary School

    Feb 15, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), brought their equipment for static display and interaction with students during Fern Elementary School's annual Drug Free Schools/Jump Rope for the Heart Field Day in Honolulu, Feb. 13.

  • HI veterinary clinics scheduled for much-needed facelift in '13

    Feb 15, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Much-needed changes are coming to the veterinary treatment facilities at Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks.

  • Sequestration could mean delayed redeployment for Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Feb 15, 2013

    The lack of an appropriations bill coupled with sequestration could eventually translate to Soldiers being delayed in their redeployment home from Afghanistan, the Army's chief of staff said.

  • Ten Steps to a Federal Résumé

    Feb 14, 2013

    In today's ever changing and competitive workforce it is important to be prepared when applying for a new job. A strong résumé is the foundation to that application process, especially when applying for a federal position.

  • 2ID is maintaining a healthy unit climate

    Feb 13, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers attended the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course at the Community Activity Center on Camp Casey Feb. 7-14, 2013. Upon completion of the course, the Soldiers will become trained Equal Opportunity leaders who will assist their unit commander in maintaining a healthy unit climate so personnel will be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect regardless of race, gender, national origin and religion. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Dragons earn new streamer

    Feb 13, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, commander of the 2nd Infantry Division, presents a streamer to the Dragon soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, during an award ceremony at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea. The company earned the streamer for going over 365 with zero alcohol-related incidents.

  • Salute Battery honors Medal of Honor recipients

    Feb 13, 2013

    succession of booms rattles through the parking lot of Carey Gym on Camp Casey. "Pfc. David Smith" fires its round sounding-off with pride and valor like the soldier the gun honors did for his country during the Korean War. Gun number two stands ready to fire again and honor its name sake and the dignitaries for which it is fired.

  • Open for business: One banner, one taste

    Feb 13, 2013

    As the grill heats up, premium steaks are are laid down for eagerly waiting soldiers. The sizzling meat creates a familiar sound for some waiting patrons. Aroma from the steaks fills the kitchen and spreads throughout the dining facility.

  • Cloud-level with fun, nature

    Feb 13, 2013

    Rather than staying glued to a chair clicking away at a keyboard or rapidly tapping a video game controller, there are some great alternatives ways for soldiers to pass their time over a long weekend. Whether it is indoors or outdoors, Korea has a lot to offer soldiers.

  • Manchus reach new heights

    Feb 13, 2013

    "One minute," yelled the crew chief to the soldiers in his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. "20 seconds," he called out. As soon as the Black Hawk touched the ground the soldiers, strapped with 70 pounds of their personal equipment, jump out laying suppressive fire as they hit the ground. The scene did not look like utter chaos because these soldiers, from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigaded Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, knew exactly what to do.

  • Sequestration could mean training reduction for 80 percent of ground forces

    Feb 13, 2013

    The Army's chief of staff told lawmakers in very clear terms what budget reductions under sequestration would do to Soldiers and Army readiness, on Capitol Hill, Feb. 13, 2013.

  • TEDD handler, dog go on first mission together

    Feb 12, 2013

    After hours of climbing over the rugged grape rows of Afghanistan in search of a weapons cache, Pfc. Franklin Sena and his platoon heard the familiar sound of small-arms fire coming at them.

  • Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

    Feb 12, 2013

    Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced Feb. 11, 2013.

  • 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducts culminating training exercise

    Feb 12, 2013

    The 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a biannual culminating training exercise from 28 Jan. - 1 Feb., 2013, at Camp Casey in the Republic of Korea. The brigade utilized a wide range of unified live, virtual, constructive and gaming platforms to simulate an operating environment for two of its battalions - the 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, and the 70th Brigade Support Battalion.

  • Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha spotlight graphic (medium)

    Feb 11, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha spotlight graphic (medium)

  • Tripler Blood Donor Center holds annual recognition ceremony, thanks donors

    Feb 11, 2013

    January was National Blood Donor Month, a time when the Armed Services Blood Program donor centers take the time to recognize the dedicated people who support the military blood program worldwide.

  • President awards Medal of Honor to hero of COP Keating

    Feb 11, 2013

    President Barack Obama placed the Medal of Honor around the neck of former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha during a ceremony Feb. 11, 2013, in the East Room of the White House.

  • Military officials mark legendary bayonet charge

    Feb 8, 2013

    Military officials honored the heroic deeds of the Soldiers who fixed bayonets and charged up hill through enemy machine gun fire at what is now Osan Air Base, South Korea, 62 years ago.

  • TAMC joins VA, community in mass casualty exercise

    Feb 8, 2013

    Tripler Army Medical Center activated its mass casualty emergency operations plan after they received word of an explosion in the Center for Aging's kitchen, Feb. 5.

  • 2nd Infantry Division Resilience Team, Army Community Service partner for spouses' training

    Feb 7, 2013

    Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division are already familiar with the Army's Master Resilience Training program, having completed multiple levels of the training as required by division policy. They have resiliency tools at their disposal.

  • Texting fail - Perils of distracted walking

    Feb 6, 2013

    Thanks to smartphones and the Internet, videos of people walking and texting their way into an embarrassing adventure aren't difficult to find.

  • Free help available at tax center

    Feb 5, 2013

    Tax season kicked off with the grand opening of the Yongsan Tax Center here, Jan. 30. The tax center helps to lower the burden of doing taxes, and makes sure to provide answers for the complicated paperwork.

  • Army family reunites at Special Olympics in Korea

    Feb 5, 2013

    An American Special Olympian was reunited with her U.S. Army officer brother in South Korea during the 2013 Winter Special Olympics Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

  • Hawaii-based PRMC Soldiers graduate Combatives Level 2 course

    Feb 5, 2013

    Soldiers from Tripler Army Medical Center and U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks graduated the Army Combatives Course, Level 2, after weeks of daily intense training, Feb. 1.

  • SecArmy orders 'Ready and Resilient Campaign'

    Feb 5, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh Feb. 4, 2013, directed that programs from resilience training to suicide prevention be part of a wide-ranging "Ready and Resilient Campaign" plan, which will launch later this month.

  • Electronic Warfare stands ready to wage silent war

    Feb 5, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - We see it all too often. Another Soldier was killed when his convoy was hit by an improved explosive device.

  • Exercise hones relief capabilities for Japanese, U.S. troops

    Feb 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) participated in the Japanese military's Sapporo Epicenter humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise, held at Camp Sapporo, Japan, Jan. 23-27, 2013.

  • 94TH AAMDC DONATES SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO LINAPUNI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    Feb 4, 2013

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command donated school supplies to the Linapuni Elementary School on Feb. 1, 2013.

  • TAMC celebrates 112 years of Army nursing

    Feb 4, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Department of Nursing celebrated the 112th Anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps with a cake cutting ceremony, Feb. 1 on the CG's Lanai, here, to honor the quality care and selfless service the ANC has been providing for more than 100 years.

  • Army partnership builds stronger security in Korea

    Feb 4, 2013

    Representatives from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, met with the 218th Homeland Reserve Regiment of Republic of Korea Army, in order to ensure the safety and security of Yongsan Garrison, Jan. 31, 2013.

  • Shoes take NCO to Inaugural Ball

    Feb 1, 2013

    In 2010, while at Camp Victory, Iraq, 11 female Soldiers received the opportunity to eat lunch with and ask questions of Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States. Sgt. Ashleigh Berg, currently the strength management noncommissioned officer for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, was among those hand-selected to receive the honor. When it came time for Berg to ask the second lady something poignant and meaningful, the only thing that came to her mind was, "Ma'am, I love your shoes! Where did you get them?"

  • Army takes helm from Navy

    Feb 1, 2013

    The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, took command of Camp Covington from the SeaBees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 during a change of charge ceremony at the camp's headquarters on U.S. Naval Base Guam, Jan. 17. The ceremony began with remarks from NMCB 74's officer in charge, Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Casperson. He welcomed and thanked the troops and organizations for their assistance in the success of their six-month deployment.

  • 2nd Infantry Division command team visits 210th Fires Brigade

    Jan 31, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Maj. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, the commanding general of the 2nd Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew J. Spano, the Division command sergeant major, visited 210th Fires Brigade Soldiers January 30. They talked with Soldiers of 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment and 70th Brigade Support Battalion, who briefed them on their respective missions. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Specialist/Released).

  • 2ID introduces new top enlisted Soldier, says farewell to another

    Jan 31, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew J. Spano assumed the helm as the senior enlisted adviser in the 2nd Infantry Division from Command Sgt. Maj. Michael P. Eyer during a change of responsibility ceremony Jan. 30, 2013, at Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • 6-37 FA conducts medical evacuation training

    Jan 31, 2013

    YEONCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted medical evacuation training in Yeoncheon, South Korea, as part of the Culminating Training Exercise (CTE) 31 January. CTEs provide leadership at all levels with the ability to evaluate the battalion's performance in a wide range of tasks. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Sagamihara, Zama residents' tour of Camp Zama provides insight on US-Japan bilateral relationship

    Jan 30, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 30, 2013) -- Col. Eric Tilley, U.S. Army Garrison Japan commander, briefs the mission of his unit and stresses the importance of a strong bilateral relationship between Japan and the U.S. Army to local representatives from Zama and Sagamihara cities at the Camp Zama Community Club who visited the installation Jan. 29.

  • Double Arm Transplant Restores Function, Quality of Life for Soldier

    Jan 30, 2013

    U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command sponsors double arm-transplant surgery through the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine and Johns Hopkins University

  • Japanese Neighboring Residents Tour Camp Zama

    Jan 30, 2013

    Citizens and council members of the Sagamihara and Zama city communities visited Camp Zama to tour the installation and receive a briefing on the mission of U.S. Army Japan as part of a Central Readiness Force relocation tour. The tour was hosted by the South Kanto Defense Bureau.

  • 84th Eng. Bn. donates 13,000 food items

    Jan 29, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, took part in its third annual "Never Daunted Food Drive" in support of the Hawaii Food Bank, an organization that helps feed Hawaii families or "ohana" and ensures no one goes hungry during the holiday season. This year, after all donations had been received, the battalion collected approximately double the amount of food collected in 2011. The 13,867 total food items weighed more than 6,455 pounds to continue the fight against hunger.

  • 8th MPs, 45th Sust. Bde. rally in Singapore for CBRN

    Jan 29, 2013

    SINGAPORE -- "Country Red is in turmoil," the speakers barked. "Economic crisis have caused its citizens to lose confidence in their government. Investors are leaving the country. In response, the governments of the United States and Singapore have created a joint task force to bring stability to this nation."

  • Thompson retires, Cherry assumes responsibility of 311th Signal Command

    Jan 29, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Thompson officially relinquished responsibility of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) to Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry, who became the senior enlisted leader at Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle Jan. 25. Following the official passing of the sword, a tradition signifying passing of responsibility, an official retirement ceremony honored and bade farewell to Thompson, who served the U.S. Army with 32 years of dedicated service. In keeping with Signal Corps tradition, the official ceremony was conducted silently via semaphore flag communications. The red and white flags are the historic original form of battlefield communications and can direct entire troop movements silently. More recently, the flags have been used in present day ceremonies as a formal honor to Signal heritage.

  • MASCAL exercise tests first responders

    Jan 29, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital held a joint mass casualty incident training exercise to test the readiness capabilities of first responders here, Jan. 24.

  • Hawaii Guard assistance team mentors, trains Afghan Uniformed Police

    Jan 28, 2013

    "Hippos" is the name the 11-man Security Forces Assistance Team goes by when rolling off Forward Operating Base Lagman, Afghanistan, for a mission.

  • U.S. troops welcome Special Olympians to South Korea

    Jan 28, 2013

    American military personnel welcomed Team USA to the 2013 Winter Special Olympics Games in South Korea, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Jan. 28.

  • With National Spotlight on Internet Romance-Type Scams, Army CID Makes Additional Attempts to Warn U

    Jan 28, 2013

    In light of recent national news coverage, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, is again pleading with internet users worldwide to not fall prey to the ongoing online "Romance Scams" that the Army has been combating since 2009. Army CID is hopeful that the recent coverage can potentially help warn victims of the cyber-crime that ends in both undue heartache and financial hardship.

  • The real fun starts before the Pro Bowl

    Jan 28, 2013

    Sounds, shouts and songs filled the air at Aloha Stadium, as servicemembers from all branches joined the local community in welcoming the National Football League's best players for the 2013 Pro Bowl.

  • Army's top general tours Area I; His wife visits Camp Casey, eyes facilities, meets 2ID Soldier spou

    Jan 25, 2013

    The need for full-time family readiness advisers in Warrior Country and improving job opportunities for military spouses are among key issues the wife of the Army's top general will pass on to her husband, she said during a visit to Camp Casey, South Korea, last week.

  • NFL stars visit Hawaii's wounded warriors, Purple Heart recipients

    Jan 25, 2013

    Purple Heart recipients and other combat-wounded Soldiers in Hawaii were treated to a special visit from six NFL players at a wounded warrior luncheon at Schofield Barracks, Jan. 24.

  • Student ambassadors visit Eighth Army Headquarters

    Jan 24, 2013

    Korean college students had a unique opportunity to learn about Eighth Army during a visit to Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Yongsan hospital honors namesake commander

    Jan 24, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Soldiers and staff of the 121st Combat Support Hospital remembered Col. Brian D. Allgood during a ceremony here Jan. 17.

  • New Evaluation System: Helping leaders keep the best

    Jan 24, 2013

    The Army is in the process of changing the way it evaluates officers, said the commanding general of the Army Human Resources Command during a briefing, Jan. 23 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • New water pumps at Yongsan, South Korea save money

    Jan 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, took a big step forward to save tax payers' dollars by replacing deteriorated in-line pumps at the well water intake station to brand new efficient pump. The garrison expects to save over $1.3 million by not purchasing City Water.

  • Army Under Secretary pays tribute to Korean War hero

    Jan 23, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal meets General (Ret.) Paik Yun Sup, the Korean Army's first four star general, 17 Jan. 2013, Seoul, Republic of South Korea (ROK). During his remarkable career, General (Ret.) Paik Yun Sup served as commander of the First Field Army, the Army Chief of Staff, and the Chairman for the ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff until his retirement in May 1960. Following his military career, General (Ret.) Paik Yun Sup served as Korea's Ambassador to the Republic of China on Taiwan, France, and Canada. He also served as Minister of Transportation and is credited with the development of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Moreover, General (Ret.) Paik Yun Sup is the author of "From Pusan to Panmunjom: Wartime Memoirs of the Republic of Korea's First Four-Star General, Paik Sun Yup". Under Secretary Westphal's visit to Korea underscores the strength of the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the U.S. Army's commitment to sustain land power in the Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Army Under Secretary discusses the future of the Army with Soldiers in Korea

    Jan 23, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal discusses the future of the Army with Soldiers stationed at Camp Humphreys, 17 Jan. 2013, Republic of South Korea (ROK). Westphal met with the Soldiers to recognize their contributions to the longstanding ROK-U.S. Alliance, and discuss their critical role as the Army rebalances to the Asia Pacific region. Westphal visited Camp Humphreys during his Pacific AOR tour of Army units in Hawaii, Korea and Alaska. Under Secretary Westphal's visit to Korea underscores the strength of the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the U.S. Army's commitment to sustain land power in the Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

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