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  • Camp Zama Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

    Apr 22, 2013

    Camp Zama's annual volunteer recognition ceremony was hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Japan, with support from Army Community Service, at the Camp Zama Community Club. During the ceremony, both the youth and adult Outstanding Volunteers of the Year were announced from among 14 nominees. Additionally, the adult Merited Volunteer of the Year and Honored Volunteer of the Year were announced to kick off National Volunteer Week at Camp Zama.

  • Camp Zama recognizes outstanding youth, adult volunteers of the year

    Apr 21, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 19, 2013) -- Camp Zama's outstanding youth and adult volunteers of the year were recognized at the installation's annual volunteer recognition ceremony held April 18 at the Camp Zama Community Club here.

  • Army Earth Day Message signed by SMA, CSA, SA

    Apr 19, 2013

    Monday, April 22, the Army joins the nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army installations and organizations will continue efforts to support the Army's mission by conserving cultural and natural resources, harnessing more energy from alternative sources, promoting greater fuel and energy efficiency, and furthering Net Zero energy, water and waste efforts. By making the right choices today, our Army will remain the world 's premier military force into the future.

  • 'We Go Together' Phrase says it all during KATUSA-US Friendship Week

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- As they do each and every day -- whether it is in the motor pool, orderly room or field environment -- Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Soldiers worked and played together, side-by-side, during the 2013 KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week activities, which began Monday in Zoeckler Gym and conclude today.

  • Earth Day celebrated with run, fair

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Humphreys community gathered at MP Hill Gym April 13 to celebrate Earth Day with an Environmental Fair and Earth Day 5K Run. This year's Earth Day activities were hosted under the theme of "Acknowledge the past, Engage the Present, and Chart the Future." They were hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division, in collaboration with the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports Division.

  • Hagel: Review to assess investment, force structure assumptions

    Apr 18, 2013

    As Defense Department leaders defend before Congress the president's $526.6 billion base defense budget request for fiscal year 2014, DOD officials are preparing a review that reassesses assumptions driving the Pentagon's investment and force structure decisions, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, April 17, 2013.

  • Readiness training prepares US Army Pacific Soldiers for deployment

    Apr 18, 2013

    U.S. Army, Pacific, Contingency Command Post Soldiers need to be ready to deploy at a moment's notice anywhere in the Pacific.

  • New Tapuac Footbridge Leads Barangay Toward Positive Future

    Apr 18, 2013

    A combined team of Philippine and U.S. Army engineers completed construction on a 50-meter footbridge that connects the remote Tapuac farmlands to the community's central market place.

  • Budget cuts will affect readiness, Army leader says

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Army's under secretary said with sequestration in place and deep cuts requested, the Army is concerned about how it can train, equip and sustain Soldiers to be ready when called upon.

  • USARPAC recognition ceremony honors civilian service

    Apr 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific held its annual Army Civilian Recognition award ceremony April 17 at the Hale Ikena at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Ancient Hawaiians lived Earth Day values

    Apr 18, 2013

    The practices of mālama `āina (care for the land) and mālama kai (care for the sea) have become very popular in Hawai`i, but they are part of a larger tradition known as Aloha `Āina -- love of the land.

  • South Korea to buy Apache Attack helicopters through FMS

    Apr 17, 2013

    The Republic of Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced it will purchase 36 U.S. Army Apache (AH-64E) helicopters through Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The value of this FMS is estimated at $1.6 billion.

  • Hagel: DOD will provide support after 'cruel act of terror'

    Apr 16, 2013

    The thoughts and prayers of all members of the Defense Department are with the people of Boston and the victims of the marathon bombing yesterday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, April 16, 2013.

  • 561st Engineers repair road on Marine base

    Apr 16, 2013

    MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii-- The 561st Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command not only helps out around the community and in foreign nations, but it also helps out other military services. The Soldiers of the 561st spent the last two months helping the Kaneohe Marine Corp Range Facility with much needed horizontal construction work. Due to heavy rains on the windward side of Oahu, much of the Marine Base is washed away regularly. The runoff collection has caused a lot of damage to the facilities' roads and ranges. The Soldiers of 2nd Platoon, 561st Eng. Co. rebuilt a portion of the roads and drainage systems that had been washed away.

  • Yongsan celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 16, 2013

    April is the Month of the Military Child and was commemorated this year with the theme, "Celebrate Military Children: The Strength of Our Future," on Army garrisons.

  • Enter the Dragon: Eighth Army unveils new emblem

    Apr 15, 2013

    Eighth Army recently unveiled a combined joint task force emblem in support of its transformation to a Field Army headquarters.

  • USO's Six-Star Salute honors Soldiers serving in Korea

    Apr 15, 2013

    It was a night to remember for 80 Soldiers across the Republic of Korea as the United Service Organizations (USO) with the help of several business partners and guests, honored service members during the 42st Annual Six Star Salute at the Seoul Grand Hyatt, April 11.

  • Arctic Wolves Learn Cold Hard Lessons in Counter IED

    Apr 15, 2013

    Unseasonably frigid temperatures didn't deter a group of junior non-commission officers from the 3-21 Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division from completing counter IED training here April 8-12.

  • April starts distracted driving campaign

    Apr 12, 2013

    Honolulu Gov. Neil Abercrombie has proclaimed the month of April "Distracted Driving Awareness Month" in Hawaii, thereby announcing a monthlong distracted driving awareness campaign throughout the state

  • New senior commander named

    Apr 12, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Kurt Fuller is the new senior commander of all Army installations in Hawaii, effective April 5.

  • Inaugural Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exposition

    Apr 12, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific participated in the inaugural Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exposition April 9 - 11 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Honolulu. The theme for the event was "Land Forces: Assuring Stability and Security in the Pacific."

  • Medal of Honor awarded to Army chaplain

    Apr 11, 2013

    An Army chaplain, Capt. Emil J. Kapaun, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, April 11, 2013, for his actions leading up to his capture as a prisoner of war in North Korea.

  • PACOM commander talks sequestration, North Korea

    Apr 10, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, kicked off the LANPAC Symposium and Exposition in Honolulu on Tuesday talking about two concerns on most Soldiers' minds right now: North Korea and sequestration.

  • Arrowhead Brigade runs to commemorate anniversary

    Apr 9, 2013

    The 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division held a brigade run, March 28, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The run, held in order to build unit pride and cohesion, was to commemorate the Arrowhead Brigade's return to Fort Lewis, March 29, 1995. The brigade's return that day marked its reunion with 2nd Infantry Division, which began its long storied history with in 1917.

  • Chief of Army Reserve champions use of Reserve and multi-compo units during Pacific visit

    Apr 9, 2013

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Chief of Army Reserve Lieutenant Gen. Jeffrey Talley engaged 311th Signal Command (Theater) Soldiers with a townhall here April 4. The commander of the Army Reserve discussed current and future plans for Reserve Component and multi-component units and employment opportunities for warfighters of all components.

  • Soldiers plant trees, friendship

    Apr 9, 2013

    To commemorate the Korean national holiday of Arbor Day, and promote friendship between Korea and the United States, soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan visited Singye Historic Park and planted trees with their good neighbors, Yongsan-gu, April 5.

  • Land Forces: Assuring stability, security in Pacific region

    Apr 9, 2013

    The U.S. Army Pacific helped jump start the inaugural 2013 Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exposition, April 9, 2013, at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in downtown Honolulu.

  • Spirit of friendship alive at Camp Zama's annual Cherry Blossom Festival

    Apr 8, 2013

    The annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, an open-base event, was held April 6 on the installation and drew more than 7,000 visitors. The event featured a three- and seven-kilometer youth and adult run, a golf tournament, live music, a boxing showcase, games, food vendors and a flea market.

  • 10th Regional Support Group Shares Lessons Learned

    Apr 8, 2013

    TORII STATION, Japan-- The 10th Regional Support Group traded in their office and living space this week for a more austere location for five days, at the helicopter landing zone on Torii Beach. But they were not the only ones present for this learning experience.

  • Hirono visits 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks

    Apr 8, 2013

    U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono toured Schofield Barracks during a recent visit to Hawaii , April 3, 2013. During her visit to the post, the senator toured the Hale Kula Elementary School, the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters and the Warrior Transition Center.

  • Yongsan officials visit museum neighbor

    Apr 5, 2013

    The National Museum of Korea was established in 1945, and relocated in 2005 to Yongsan district, right next door to the Yongsan garrison. The museum has attracted an attendance of 20 million visitors and has been committed to various studies and research activities in the fields of archaeology, history, and art.

  • State legislature salutes Hawaii's military keiki

    Apr 5, 2013

    The Hawaii State House of Representatives approved a House Resolution recognizing Hawaii's advocates for military children, April 1, 2013, the first day of the Month of the Military Child.

  • PTP Seoul Chapter recognized for inspiring support

    Apr 4, 2013

    Yongsan thanked People to People Seoul chapter members for the sincere help they have been giving for United States Force Korea, during a luncheon, Mar. 28.

  • Decorated World War II Army officer returns to Okinawa

    Apr 4, 2013

    Last week, the U.S. Army welcomed back to Okinawa a highly decorated Army officer who fought in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II.

  • Faithful priest, dedicated Soldier: Korean War chaplain to receive MOH

    Apr 4, 2013

    Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun served as an Army chaplain during World War II and the Korean War. He earned the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Service Cross, which will be officially upgraded to a Medal of Honor April 11, 2013, for his heroic actions in Korea.

  • 10th RSG tests its capabilities during exercise in Japan

    Apr 3, 2013

    The 10th Regional Support Group conducted its command post exercise Apr. 1st - 5th at Torii Station's Renegade landing zone. The unit established a command post for base support using existing equipment and resources to respond to a simulated exercise scenario involving a massive earthquake that resulted in a tsunami in Southeast Asia.

  • Dongducheon, South Korea thanks 210th Fires Brigade Soldiers for community support

    Apr 2, 2013

    Dongducheon, South Korea, Mayor Oh Sea-chang presented Col. Tracy P. Banister, commander, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, an appreciation award for supporting the annual Wang Bang International Mountain Bike Race, April 1, 2013, at Dongducheon City Hall.

  • Garrison Japan children work with parents for the day

    Apr 2, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 3, 2013) -- Children of U.S. Army Garrison Japan employees joined their parents at work for the 2nd annual 'Bring your children to work day' event April 2 for a chance to see what Moms and Dads do at work.

  • Youth wrestlers learn from national champ

    Apr 2, 2013

    Since the age of eight, wrestling has been Jeremy Larson's sport.His impressive grappling resume includes winning the individual Minnesota state high school championship as a senior, followed by a scholarship to the University of Minnesota, where he wrestled for five years. He and his team won the NCAA national championship and the Big Ten team title in the 2006 to 2007 academic year.

  • Security Assistance Enterprise engages Pacific partners

    Apr 2, 2013

    Recent visits by U.S. Army Security Assistance Command senior leaders to the Philippines, Australia, and the Republic of Korea, afforded the opportunity to discuss current and potential security assistance and Foreign Military Sales cases and issues.

  • Tomahawks compete for top spot

    Apr 2, 2013

    Soldiers with Combined Task Force 2-23 (2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment) contended in the Top Tomahawk competition that began March 29 here.

  • Staff Judge Advocate representatives learn about Veteran's Treatment Court

    Apr 2, 2013

    U. S. Army Pacific Staff Judge Advocate representatives gathered for a presentation to increase their awareness of Hawaii's Veteran's Treatment Court, March 29 at Fort Shafter Flats.

  • US Army Garrison Japan named Army Communities of Excellence silver award winner

    Apr 2, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 3, 2013) -- U.S. Army Garrison Japan was named a silver award winner in the annual Army Communities of Excellence program following an announcement released to the garrison March 26.

  • Hagel announces fewer furlough days for civilians

    Mar 31, 2013

    The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 28, 2013.

  • Task Force Faith veteran remembers heroic leader

    Mar 29, 2013

    Former U.S. Army Cpl. Ray Vallowe vividly remembers the bitter cold and the fierce fighting at the Chosin "Jangjin" Reservoir.

  • Arnn Elementary students count success at American-Japanese 'soroban' competition

    Mar 29, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 29, 2013) -- Youth members of the John O. Arnn Elementary School Soroban Club counted their way to success at the 15th annual American and Japanese Children's Soroban Competition held March 28 at the Shimin Kaikan Center in Sagamihara City.

  • Eighth Army deputy commander retires from Army

    Mar 29, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army bid farewell to Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Eldon P. Regua who retired from the U.S. Army after 36 years of steadfast service to his country.

  • Eighth Army celebrates Women's History Month

    Mar 29, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Eighth Army 2013 Women's History Month Ceremony was held in the Naija Ball Room at the Dragon Hill Lodge March 27.

  • USAG-HI celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Mar 29, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii events feature special MOMC activities for enrolled families, including "Read to Me," luau, barbecues, mini carnivals, teen lock-ins and book fairs.

  • HI Legislature honors fallen war heroes

    Mar 29, 2013

    HONOLULU -- The Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii State House of Representatives held a special joint session in the Senate Chambers, here, Wednesday, to recognize military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Garrison honors exemplary employees

    Mar 29, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Fifty-three stellar employees received recognition for their performance and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during an Employee Recognition Program breakfast at the Nehelani, here, Tuesday.

  • Korean War vet retires after 62 years federal service

    Mar 28, 2013

    We hear it all the time. People join the military, and plan on completing just one tour of duty, maybe two. Joseph Shepard was one of those people, but fate had other plans for him.

  • Central Readiness Force Headquarters Relocation Ceremony

    Mar 28, 2013

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Central Readiness Force headquarters relocation ceremony was held recently at Camp Zama, Japan. During the ceremony, which celebrated the completion of the relocation of the unit from Camp Asaka in Tokyo to Camp Zama, a ribbon-cutting was conducted by Lt. Gen. Masahiro Hidaka, commander of the CRF, and Maj. Gen. Michael Harrison, commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), along with the mayors of nearby Sagamihara and Zama cities.

  • 25CAB Soldier named AAAA Crew Chief of the Year

    Mar 28, 2013

    A UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, was presented with the 2012 Army Aviation Association of America Henry Q. Dunn Crew Chief of the Year Award on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, March 25, 2013.

  • Soldiers train on battlefield recovery of human remains

    Mar 27, 2013

    Soldiers with A Troop, 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, went through a course to certify as Company Level Evacuation and Recovery team members, March 18-20. The primary task of the CLEAR team is to search for and recover human remains from the battlefield.

  • Arrowhead Brigade bids farewell, welcomes new commander

    Mar 27, 2013

    The 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, held its change of command and change of responsibility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 8.

  • Demons work with community outreach

    Mar 27, 2013

    Thoughts about demons are usually associated with fear and death. When U.S. Army units adopt the moniker "Demon," they typically want to project a strong and almost ghostly image on the battlefield.

  • Prime Powers Soldiers help accomplish Guam mission

    Mar 27, 2013

    CAMP COVINGTON, Guam--Soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) providing their technical experience and assessments to support the 523rd Engineer Company during their deployment to Guam. The 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) is a versatile power generation battalion assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that provides commercial level power and electrical systems expertise to military units and federal relief organizations during full-spectrum operations.

  • 523rd Bulldogs make progress on Project 808

    Mar 27, 2013

    GUAM -- While the submarine tender vessel, USS Frank Cable, sat docked idly next to their construction site, the Soldiers of Bravo Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, were anything but stagnant. Second Platoon, currently stationed in Guam, has taken over from the Seabees of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 on the Polaris Point Pure Water Tanker Storage Facility Project, nicknamed Project 808.

  • FSC move quarry equipment

    Mar 27, 2013

    CAMP COVINGTON, Guam-- The Forward Support Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, currently forward deployed to Camp Covington, Naval Base Guam, completed their first major movement of oversized quarry equipment to the Port Authority of Guam. The equipment transported was used in the quarry located on Naval Base Guam that was recently closed down. The quarry was used to blast rock that would later be used for asphalt and paving missions completed by the Navy Seabees.

  • Northern Warfare Training Center adds arctic challenge

    Mar 27, 2013

    The Army's Alaska-based North Warfare Training Center has given a competitive edge to its arctic skills course for junior leaders.

  • DOD looks at funding's effect on personnel, programs

    Mar 27, 2013

    Defense Department officials are looking at the recently signed continuing resolution that funds the government for the rest of the fiscal year to discern how the legislation affects personnel and programs, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said, March 27, 2013.

  • Career Counselor of the Year

    Mar 26, 2013

    Each year career counselor's from across the Army compete for the honor of being named Career Counselor of Year by the Secretary of the Army. This year that honor was awarded to Sgt. First Class Bradley, Hallum, who represented U.S. Army Pacific.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion conducts Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise

    Mar 26, 2013

    The Forward Support Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted a 48-hour Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise during their deployment at Camp Covington, Naval Base Guam.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion earns regimental awards

    Mar 26, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, selected four of its Soldiers to compete for various regimental awards with in the Army engineer community. 1st Lt. Shane Wright, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edgar Espiritu, Staff Sgt. Charles Worley and Spc. Austin Gonzalez was nominated for the Grizzly Award, the Warrant Officer Award, the Sturgis Award, and the Van Autreve Award, respectively.

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force unit's relocation onto Camp Zama a 'major milestone'

    Mar 26, 2013

    The relocation of a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force unit onto Camp Zama, Japan, which culminated with a welcome ceremony, held March 26, 2013, marks a "major milestone" in the U.S.-Japan security arrangement, the commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) said.

  • 1st ABCT soldier wins the MacArthur Award for Company Grade excellence

    Mar 25, 2013

    A very modest Capt. Andrew C. Webb would have you believe he's just like any other soldier, and clearly hoped the talk about his behavior would quietly go away. But that's the burden you reap when you stand head and shoulders above your peers.

  • Lewis-McChord Veterinary Detachment assumes duties in Southern Afghanistan

    Mar 25, 2013

    A ceremony held at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 16, 2013, marked the transfer of authority from the 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) based out of Fort Carson, Colo., to the 218th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service Support), from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness

    Mar 25, 2013

    Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, or CSF2, is a long-term, enduring initiative that provides members of the Army Family the education, skills and resources needed to be successful.

  • Tripler promotes Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 25, 2013

    In an effort to help educate beneficiaries on what brain injury services and support are available, a Brain Injury Awareness Open House was held, March 21, 2013, at Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • Security measures in place at all HI schools

    Mar 25, 2013

    HONOLULU -- The Hawaii State Department of Education Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Branch, met with Honolulu Police Department officials recently to review security procedures for the state's public schools.

  • Eighth Army hosts community leaders at exercise

    Mar 22, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general hosted community leaders at his mobile command post at Warrior Base, South Korea, March 21, 2013, on the last day of Exercise Key Resolve.

  • One community working together to improve the environment

    Mar 22, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Fires Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, both with the 2nd Infantry Division, and the citizens of Dongducheon take part in an annual clean-up exercise sponsored by the city of Dongducheon. Soldiers of the Warrior Division are committed to working together as neighbors to make the community a better place, demonstrating Katchi Kapshida (We Go Together). This event allows U.S. Soldiers and members of the community to work together and learn about each other, while improving the environment.

  • Army Reserve Theater Support Group-Pacific conducts first-ever annual training event

    Mar 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army Reserve's only Theater Support Group gathered its nearly 100 Soldiers from across the Pacific to conduct its first-ever consolidated annual training event, at Fort Shafter Flats and at Bellows Air Force Base, Hawaii, March 6-13, 2013.

  • Chandler testifies to House Committee on Appropriations

    Mar 21, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III (right) and other service senior enlisted advisors testify to Congress, March 19, 2013, about quality of life and current fiscal uncertainty. He and his counterparts testified before the House Committee on Appropriations, subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies. Chandler said the current continuing resolution is affecting shortfalls in Army funding of overseas contingency operations due to emerging costs in theater, and with the enactment of sequestration, the Army is also being forced to make dramatic cuts to personnel, readiness, and modernization programs, thereby putting national security at risk.

  • DOD delays sending furlough notices to civilian employees

    Mar 21, 2013

    Pentagon officials have put off sending furlough notices to civilian employees until they've had a chance to analyze how pending legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department.

  • New OER means fewer boxes, more accountability for raters

    Mar 21, 2013

    By December, officers will be rated under a new evaluation system -- one that is designed to both strengthen rater accountability and reflect current Army leadership doctrine.

  • Yongsan leaders review partnership plan

    Mar 21, 2013

    Members of the Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council (KAFC) were invited to Yongsan Garrison to discuss their efforts strengthening the friendship between Republic of Korea and the United States here, March 21.

  • Service members deliver hospitality

    Mar 21, 2013

    Helping people in need has always been a priority concern for service members in Korea.

  • Japanese reality TV contestants experience Army life during filming at Camp Zama

    Mar 20, 2013

    Fifteen young women with aspirations for a career in entertainment experienced some of the unique aspects and challenges of Army life here as part of a reality TV program that will determine "Japan's Next Beauty."

  • Eighth Army commander visits Republic of Korea's 17th ID

    Mar 20, 2013

    Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, commander of Eighth Army, met with the commanding general of the Republic of Korea's 17th Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Song Yoo-jin, March 19, 2013, at Warrior Base, South Korea, to discuss the division's participation in Exercise Key Resolve.

  • Real world crashes into annual exercise

    Mar 20, 2013

    Eight soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division were recognized for their lifesaving efforts in Thailand during Cobra Gold 2013 at ceremony on Camp Casey, Korea, March 20, 2013.

  • Secretary of the Army: Aviation critical to Army future

    Mar 20, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at Fort Rucker, Ala., March 18, 2013, where he assured Soldiers and family members that, despite budget concerns, those going into harm's way will be properly trained, fully equipped, and ready for their missions.

  • 210th Fires Brigade Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 19, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade Best Warrior Competition kicks off at Soldier's Field near Carey Gym on Camp Casey, South Korea March 18, 2013. Soldiers will compete in several events over the next three days that will range from a physical fitness test, a written examination, a ruck march, weapon qualification, warrior task and drills lanes, a day and night land navigation course, and a formal question and answer board. The 210th Fires Bde. Best Warrior Competition is an individual competition that demonstrates the 210th Fires Bde. readiness to fight tonight in order to deter aggression toward the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Pacific Command senior enlisted adviser visits troops in Korea

    Mar 19, 2013

    The senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Pacific Command visited American military personnel participating Exercise Key Resolve, at Warrior Base, South Korea.

  • CCP leads Army forces during Key Resolve 13

    Mar 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post is showing its flexibility and capability during exercise Key Resolve. The CCP deployed March 10 from Fort Shafter, Hawaii to Camp Walker, Korea assume command and control all U.S. Army Forces supporting operations in South Korea during the exercise that runs March 11-21.

  • Concert celebrates 60 year US-ROK alliance partnership

    Mar 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the U.S.-ROK alliance and Pyeongtaek University's centennial anniversary, a concert featuring the Korean pop singer "Rain," was held at the Pyeongtaek University 90th Anniversary Building, March 7.

  • Invasion of the aina snatchers

    Mar 18, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Carnivorous wolf snails, Jackson's chameleons, pigs, goats, deer, fountain grass, strawberry guava, rats, slugs, devil weed, ants, coqui frogs, sheep.

  • Soldiers Update: Gen. John F. Campbell sworn in as the 34th Army Vice Chief of Staff

    Mar 18, 2013

    Gen. John F. Campbell is sworn in as the 34th Army Vice Chief of Staff during a ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • Eighth Army remembers fallen Cheonan heroes

    Mar 15, 2013

    Eighth Army marked the third anniversary of the North Korean attack on the Republic of Korea Navy Ship Cheonan that claimed the lives of 46 ROK Sailors.

  • Golden Dragons Assist in Vision Screenings at Nanaikopono Elementary

    Mar 15, 2013

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division visited Nanaikopono Elementary School on Mar. 11 to help members of the Lions Club give vision screenings to the students.

  • Yongsan visits good neighbor: Ministry of National Defense

    Mar 14, 2013

    Leaders from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, visited the Republic of Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) Service Support Group to strengthen the friendship and alliance between the R.O.K. and U.S. here, March 12.

  • Eighth Army tackles vital mission during exercise

    Mar 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army's top operational command in Korea is training for its primary mission as a combined and joint task force headquarters during Exercise Key Resolve 2013.

  • Headquarters Company scores safety 'Hat trick'

    Mar 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan's Headquarters and Headquarters Company was awarded the Army Safety Excellence Streamer by Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry, deputy commanding general of the 8th Army here, March 12.

  • Civil Action Team helps Palau community

    Mar 12, 2013

    The 523rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, charged 13 Soldiers with continuing the success of the inter-service rotational Civic Action Team in Palau, an island in the western Pacific Ocean and part of the larger island group of Micronesia, for the next eight months.

  • 2nd annual all-island combatives tournament wows spectators

    Mar 12, 2013

    More than 150 service members gathered to grapple and strike their way to a medal at the second annual All-Island Army Combatives Tournament, at the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center, Hawaii, March 2-3, 2013.


    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.


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