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  • Soldiers conduct reflexive fire marksmanship, raise readiness

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan conducted reflexive fire marksmanship training at Training Support Activity-Korea, Nov. 15. The 20 Soldiers partaking in the training were tasked with firing their M16s while in motion. The training allowed Soldiers of HHC, USAG Yongsan to raise overall readiness and combat effectiveness.

  • Tripler hosts second annual diabetes health fair, aims to educate patients, family members

    Nov 19, 2012

    HONOLULU - More than 100 active duty and retired service members and their families braved the rainy weather and attended a diabetes health and wellness fair at Tripler Army Medical Center, Nov. 17, here.

  • Safer traffic leads to safer Warrior Country

    Nov 18, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Area I officials are using the recent laying of a new crosswalk pattern in downtown Camp Casey as a chance to remind Warrior Country pedestrians and motorists that traffic safety rules are an important part of community life and need to be adhered to.

  • USAG Red Cloud, Shinheung University pledge mutual aid on local environmental matters

    Nov 18, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The Army in Warrior Country formed a partnership with a local university this week so both can help protect Korea's natural environment.

  • Red Cloud Soldiers help guards at range

    Nov 18, 2012

    NORTH STAR RANGE, South Korea -- The men and women who guard the gates of Area I installations gained added confidence in the use of their 9 mm pistols thanks to a two-day firing event held for them by Soldiers based at Camp Red Cloud earlier this fall.

  • Army band is Budokan bound

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Pacific Band traveled to a Japan Ground Self Defense Force camp to rehearse with Self Defense Force members for the upcoming marching band festival in Tokyo.

  • USARPAC participates Veterans Day ceremony in the Northern Mariana Islands

    Nov 16, 2012

    Maj. Gen. William G. Beard, Deputy Commanding General for the United States Army Reserves, U.S. Army Pacific, assist in laying a wreath during Veterans Day commemoration November 11, 2012, at American Memorial Park.

  • SAES students visit water treatment plant

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fourth grade students at Seoul American Elementary School toured Yongsan's Water Treatment Plant, Nov. 13. The tour allowed the students to examine the filtration process used on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to provide clean water to Community members. "This is a great opportunity for students to see how we get water on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan," said Calvin O. Cobbs, chief of Plant Operations and Sanitation Branch, Directorate of Public Works. "Students will learn the process that is used to get the clean water we use every day."

  • Once a Soldier always a Soldier

    Nov 13, 2012

    AKIZUKI , Kure, Japan-- David Ricks, manager, Morale Welfare and Recreation Kure, Japan, had a simple plan after completing 13 years on active duty. Ricks served as a military policeman in the late 80's, returning home to Chattanooga, Tenn. to fulfill his childhood dream

  • Veterans Day Ceremony at Punchbowl

    Nov 13, 2012

    On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month, Soldiers of Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), 516th Signal Brigade, 30th Signal Battalion and 396th Signal Company served on a Joint Service Color Guard and Rifle Squad for a Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the Oahu Veterans Council at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 11. Several hundred people attended the ceremony which featured a Vietnam War Era Aircraft Fly Over, moving remarks by Honorable Max Cleland, Secretary American Battlefield Monuments Commission, and Honorable Daniel Akaka, U.S. Senator from Hawaii, and a Fighter Aircraft (F-22) Flyover Tribute by the 199th Fighter Squadron, of the Hawaii Air National Guard. (photos by Liana Mayo)

  • Pacific Fleet Commander visits U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post

    Nov 13, 2012

    Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Fleet Adm. Cecil Haney, visited the U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post to get a first-hand look at their operations and capabilities, on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Nov. 7.

  • USARJ's Senior Enlisted visits Okinawa.

    Nov 13, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan-- His voice resounds when talking about Soldiers or "young hooahs" as he commonly refers to younger troops. His passion is driven by the mere fact of a simple principle, invest in "young hooahs" and they will give you more in return by being a member a team.

  • Military Musicians Unite in the Land of the Rising Sun

    Nov 13, 2012

    Military musicians from all over U.S. Army Pacific united to perform in the largest military marching band festival in Japan. Members from 9th Army Band in Alaska, 8th Army Band in Korea and the 25th Infantry Division Band in Hawaii joined the U.S. Army Japan Band to form a 67-member marching band, dubbed the U.S. Army Pacific Band, to perform during the Japan Self Defense Force Marching Band Festival being held 16 and 17 November at the Nippon Budokan arena.

  • Humphreys breaks ground on state-of-the-art hospital, dental clinic

    Nov 9, 2012

    Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at Camp Humnhreys, South Korea, Nov. 7, 2012, on the future site of the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital and the Camp Humphreys Dental Clinic.

  • Camp Humphreys dishes up authentic Korean cooking class

    Nov 9, 2012

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

  • Awareness, prevention key to stopping spread of RSV

    Nov 9, 2012

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

  • US and Japanese Soldiers unite through English

    Nov 8, 2012

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

  • Military Working Dog detachment activates

    Nov 7, 2012

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

  • Soldiers experience Japanese culture

    Nov 7, 2012

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

  • Orient Shield 12 closing ceremony

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Warrior Inn DFAC preps for Army-level inspection team

    Nov 7, 2012

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

  • PTO introduces 'hop' to kids, parents

    Nov 6, 2012

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

  • SMA encourages troops to look out for one another

    Nov 6, 2012

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

  • Soldiers, Defense Force Members complete Field Training Exercise

    Nov 6, 2012

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

  • Ninjas Leave Soldiers Seeing Stars

    Nov 6, 2012

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

  • Orient Shield 12 wraps up in Japan

    Nov 6, 2012

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

  • Hawaii Stryker unit lifts off for Air Assault

    Nov 5, 2012

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

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

    Nov 5, 2012

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

  • Orient Shield 12 Mortar Training

    Nov 5, 2012

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

  • Orient Shield 12 FTX

    Nov 5, 2012

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

  • U.S., ROK conduct river cross ops

    Nov 5, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army bids farewell to Conboy, welcomes Gentry

    Nov 4, 2012

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

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

    Nov 2, 2012

    National Native American Heritage Month, 2012

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

    Nov 2, 2012

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

  • Tripler honors fallen behavioral health specialists

    Nov 2, 2012

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

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

    Nov 2, 2012

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

  • 25th CAB medevac crew receives Australian award

    Nov 1, 2012

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

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

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • Yongsan builds camaraderie with local community members

    Nov 1, 2012

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

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

    Nov 1, 2012

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

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

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • Snipers Pull the Trigger on Orient Shield 12

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army recognizes food service excellence

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army hosts reunion for KATUSA veterans

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army participates in Osan Air Power Day

    Nov 1, 2012

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

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

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • Mobile Gun System Exhibition Draws a Crowd

    Nov 1, 2012

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

  • 2nd Infantry Division celebrates 95 years of service

    Oct 31, 2012

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

  • Johnson describes Eighth Army role in Pacific shift

    Oct 31, 2012

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

  • USARPAC Fiscal Triad successfully executes year-end close

    Oct 30, 2012

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

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

    Oct 30, 2012

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

  • 6th Annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race

    Oct 30, 2012

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

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

    Oct 30, 2012

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

  • 70th Brigade Support Battalion conducts M16 range

    Oct 29, 2012

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

  • Soldiers in Japan celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 26, 2012

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

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

    Oct 26, 2012

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

  • USO holds first Red, White and Blue golf tournament

    Oct 26, 2012

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

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

    Oct 26, 2012

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

  • Medical experts preparing test for prestigious badge

    Oct 26, 2012

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

  • Engineers conduct road maintenance at East Range

    Oct 25, 2012

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

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

    Oct 25, 2012

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

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

    Oct 25, 2012

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

  • 210th Fires Brigade "Thunder Run

    Oct 24, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army hosts ceremony at Korean War Memorial

    Oct 24, 2012

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

  • Opening Ceremony Launches Orient Shield 12

    Oct 24, 2012

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

  • Japan Ground Self Defense Force Welcomes Golden Dragons

    Oct 23, 2012

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

  • Schofield Barracks mechanics support cavalry training in Washington

    Oct 22, 2012

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

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

    Oct 22, 2012

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

  • Realism contributes to cavalry situational training exercises

    Oct 22, 2012

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

  • Warrior recieves Soldier's Medal

    Oct 22, 2012

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

  • Full-scale exercise tests emergency capabilities in Korea

    Oct 19, 2012

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

  • Area I moving to set up council for its retirees

    Oct 19, 2012

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

  • 8th TSC preserves equipment with corrosion prevention

    Oct 19, 2012

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

  • Tripler takes home top award for healthy workplace environment

    Oct 19, 2012

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

  • 8th MPs help restore Kupuna neighborhood

    Oct 19, 2012

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

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

    Oct 19, 2012

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

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

    Oct 19, 2012

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

  • Korean National Police tour Yongsan Army base

    Oct 18, 2012

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

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

    Oct 16, 2012

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

  • 501st SBDE Operations Center prepares for Warpath III

    Oct 16, 2012

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

  • 2012 Fall Friendship Festival brings joy to Yongsan

    Oct 15, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army participates in Ground Forces Festival

    Oct 15, 2012

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

  • General Hurley observes 501st SBDE at Warpath II

    Oct 13, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army leaders discuss way ahead in Korea

    Oct 12, 2012

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

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

    Oct 12, 2012

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

  • 1-1 ADA PARTICIPATES IN DRAGON WARRIOR WEDNESDAY

    Oct 12, 2012

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

  • Korea recognizes its good neighbors

    Oct 11, 2012

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

  • USAG Yongsan raises awareness of domestic violence

    Oct 10, 2012

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

  • SECDEF on Importance of Voting

    Oct 10, 2012

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

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

    Oct 9, 2012

    2012 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition Forums and Live Webcast Schedule

  • Alaska paratroopers transfer Afghanistan mission

    Oct 9, 2012

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

  • Soldier's love for golf propels her to compete

    Oct 9, 2012

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

  • 25th CAB loads helicopters on planes

    Oct 8, 2012

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

  • Army chemical battalion returns to 2ID in Korea

    Oct 5, 2012

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

  • Business leaders witness combined military might

    Oct 5, 2012

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

  • Smith takes command of PRMC as Gallagher retires

    Oct 5, 2012

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

  • Built to last

    Oct 4, 2012

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

  • Odierno, Biden announce education milestone for military kids

    Oct 4, 2012

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

  • 'Warhorse' Soldiers unwind through paintball

    Oct 4, 2012

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

    Oct 4, 2012

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

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