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  • Eighth Army commander sends Chuseok message

    Sep 16, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general thanked the Korean people for their continued support on the eve of Chuseok, Korea's autumn harvest festival.

  • 1-38th FA conducts training to enhance unit readiness

    Sep 13, 2013

    POCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conduct a live fire exercise with the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System at Rocket Valley, South Korea Sept. 11. 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).

  • Yongsan welcomes new U.S. citizens

    Sep 13, 2013

    Eight people from various nations became American citizens following a naturalization ceremony held at the Army Community Services building, Sep. 11.

  • Winterizing your vehicle; things to know before the snow

    Sep 13, 2013

    It's time to give that vehicle the attention it deserves before the temperatures drop and the roads get icy.

  • Introducing Wesley D. (Wes) Potter, Deputy to the Garrison Commander

    Sep 13, 2013

    Fort Wainwright's deputy to the garrison commander, Wesley D. Potter, started in his position earlier this summer at Fort Wainwright, bringing with him a list of connections and experience to the installation's missions, both military and civilian.

  • Service members renew commitment on Mighty Mo

    Sep 13, 2013

    In a united act of patriotism a group of young service members renewed their commitment to the United States military under the towering turrets of the Mighty Mo in Pearl Harbor, Wednesday.

  • U.S. Army Pacific, Nepalese Army operationalize disaster response plan during 4-day exercise

    Sep 12, 2013

    Recognizing the enormous impact a massive natural disaster would have on the heavily populated city of Kathmandu, Nepal, and the critical need for civil-military preparedness, the Nepalese Army and U.S. Army Pacific proactively conducted the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange, Sept. 9-12, 2013, marking the first of its kind in Nepal to include a practical field training evolution.

  • VIDEO: Petroleum specialists power Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13

    Sep 11, 2013

    Petroleum specialists keep the fuel flowing to power Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13 exercise in South Korea.

  • Japanese snipers train on advanced techniques, field craft

    Sep 11, 2013

    Sniper-trained soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry regiment took a day of training with their Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force counterparts to focus on advanced techniques and field craft at Yakima Training Center, as part of this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises, Sept. 10.

  • Japanese, US soldiers build friendships over softball

    Sep 11, 2013

    A friendly series of softball games between Soldiers of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force and Soldiers of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division kicked off a day celebrating the partnership for this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises at Yakima Training Center, Sept. 9.

  • 8th STB focuses on resiliency

    Sep 11, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The leadership of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, continues to enhance their Soldiers with something more powerful than weapons and equipment by finishing up another round of master resiliency training, Sept. 5, in order to keep their Soldiers strong minded and fit to fight. The purpose of the training is to enhance the performance and improve the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, family members, and Army civilians.

  • 8th TSC CG, NCOs build esprit de corps

    Sep 11, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- More than 500 noncommissioned officers from across the 8th Theater Sustainment Command met at Schofield Barracks, Sept. 6, to run four miles with and receive guidance from the 8th TSC's commanding general, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons. The purpose of this quarterly physical training is to reinforce physical fitness standards and to build esprit de corps, as well as connect on a more personal level between the NCOs of the 8th TSC and its leader.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade introduces Club Lightning STRIKE

    Sep 11, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army physical fitness program's main goal is to provide Soldiers with a balanced training program that prepares them for the rigors of combat and training. For most, daily PT is all that is needed to keep fit and combat ready, but some Solders look for a more challenging daily workout. Now they may be in luck. Introducing Club Lightning STRIKE (Support Triathlon Kinetic Elite), an endurance club open to those who think they have what it takes to go the extra mile…or eight!

  • Alpha 307th ESB redeployment concludes following OEF mission

    Sep 11, 2013

    Forty-two members of the final group of Alpha Company, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Soldiers returned home, here, on Sept. 5 one month after their redeployment began.

  • Inaugural Senior Enlisted Leader program included at Pacific Armies Management Seminar

    Sep 10, 2013

    The largest annual gathering of land power senior military leadership in the Asia-Pacific region -- Pacific Armies Management Seminar and the concurrent Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference -- introduced a Senior Enlisted Leader program to this year's events.

  • USARPAC, Nepalese Army open 4-day disaster response exercise

    Sep 9, 2013

    The Nepalese Army and U.S. Army Pacific officially opened the Nepal Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange during a ceremony Sept. 9, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Eighth army medics work with KATUSA soldiers on real-world mission to keep soldiers in fight

    Sep 9, 2013

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea -- Medical readiness is critical to maintaining a globally deployable and effective military. During Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2013, medics from the Eighth Army and the Republic of Korea army's KATUSA program are prepared to handle any situation prevention can't stop.

  • American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

    Sep 8, 2013

    American and Japanese snipers came together to exchange their knowledge and learn from each other to enhance their combat readiness Sept. 5, 2013, at the Yakima Training Center, Wash. They focused on target detection, reconnaissance techniques and cover and concealment.

  • New Zealand welcomes Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference, Management Seminar

    Sep 8, 2013

    Leaders of 29 Armies across the Pacific theater gathered in Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 8, 2013 for the opening ceremonies of the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference and the Pacific Armies Management Seminar.

  • MND visits garrison, strengthens friendship

    Sep 8, 2013

    Leaders from the Republic of Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) Service Support group visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to discuss how to continue their partnership and strengthen ROK-U.S. alliance here, Sept. 4.

  • Warhorse spouses get a taste of soldier life

    Sep 7, 2013

    Spouses of Soldiers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, gathered at Rose Field, on JBLM, for a Spouse Spur Ride, Sept. 5, 2013.

  • Electrifying operations, Army style

    Sep 6, 2013

    NEW MEXICO RANGE, South Korea -- It may have been possible to fight the ancient wars without electricity, but times have changed. The ability to generate electricity enables military organizations to conduct operations anywhere in the world.

  • Army finalizes plan to conduct marine study

    Sep 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army has finalized its plan to study marine resources at Makua Beach and surrounding areas.

  • Army to construct PTA infantry platoon battle course

    Sep 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army published the record of decision (ROD) to construct and operate a modern Infantry Platoon Battle Course (IPBC) and associated infrastructure to support current and future Army training requirements at Pōhakuloa Training Area, Hawaiʻi.

  • Signal support for Khaan Quest in Mongolia

    Sep 6, 2013

    Soldiers of 307th ESB: secure comms for multinational exercise

  • A Japanese Maj. Gen. gets an aerial tour of the Yakima Training Center Wash.

    Sep 6, 2013

  • Training Soldiers to be better leaders

    Sep 5, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Mark L. Brinton, the 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, and Sgt. Maj. Timothy Wayne, the 210th Fires Brigade operations sergeant major, talk with Command Sgt. Maj. David L. Morgan, the commandant of 8th Army Wightman NCO Academy, and four Soldiers of the brigade about the Warrior Leader's Course on Camp Jackson, South Korea, Aug. 29, 2013. The sergeants major visited the school to observe the course and how the brigade's Soldiers learn from it. The 210th Fires Brigade is dedicated to building adaptive and confident leaders of the future.

  • Recognizing Soldiers' effort during UFG

    Sep 5, 2013

    Col. Michael J. Lawson, the commander of 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, recognizes Soldiers for their hard work and effort during Ulchi Freedom Guardian in the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery motor pool on Camp Casey, South Korea Aug. 30, 2013. The 210th Fires Brigade recognizes Soldiers' dedication to the unit. They are the centerpiece of the brigade and what enables it to "Fight Tonight."

  • SHARP program provides peer to peer training

    Sep 5, 2013

    Thirty two junior officers and junior enlisted Soldiers assigned to the 7th Infantry Division attended a 40- hour peer to peer Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention course Aug. 26-29 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Same-sex spouses of Soldiers now receiving benefits

    Sep 4, 2013

    Same-sex spouses of service members are eligible to receive identification cards and all associated benefits, effective Sept. 3, 2013, according to a Department of Defense memorandum.

  • Air traffic controller tracks 52 years of service

    Sep 4, 2013

    Air traffic control specialist Chang Pong-gyu has worked at the Yongsan heliport for 52 years, and recently said farewell to his job in the tower. Col. Michael. E. Masley, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, and other officials from the aviation field attended Chang's retirement ceremony, Aug 28.

  • Staff Sgt. Ty Carter visits San Diego, West Point on media tour

    Sep 3, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, Medal of Honor recipient, visited San Diego and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., on a media tour, a week after receiving the nation's highest award for valor. Carter received the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House, Aug. 26, 2013, for extraordinary gallantry and selfless actions during the Battle of Kamdesh at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, 2009. Carter was also inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27.

  • Recognize signs of suicide to save a life

    Sep 3, 2013

    The best way to help prevent suicidal behavior is to pay attention to your loved ones, battle buddies, friends and coworkers and watch for changes in their behavior.

  • 403rd AFSBn-NEA supports Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 3, 2013

    Five Soldiers from the 39th Special Forces Detachment, 1st Special Forces Group, arrived at Camp Carroll, South Korea, Aug. 13 to inspect and sign for prepositioned equipment from the 403rd Army Field Support Battalion as a loan in support of Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13.

  • U.S. Soldier Helps Passengers Escape Train Wreck

    Aug 31, 2013

    A U.S. Army sergeant with the 36th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, broke through a window to help passengers escape when two trains collided south of Seoul Aug. 31.

  • Champoux: Eighth Army trained, equipped, ready

    Aug 30, 2013

    Ulchi Freedom Guardian proved that Eighth Army is trained, equipped and ready, according to the U.S. Army's top operational commander in South Korea.

  • Antiterrorism exercise tests Reserve, civilian and military preparedness

    Aug 30, 2013

    A simulated blast and a few moments of chaos kicked off a realistic antiterrorism exercise (ATEX), here, Aug. 20.

  • Students, staff eager to start new school year at Casey

    Aug 29, 2013

    Students, parents and staff at Casey Elementary school were hustling and bustling August 26 as they enter a new school year. The population of elementary students from Area I continues to grow and has reached more than 500 students.

  • Paik named honorary Eighth Army commander

    Aug 29, 2013

    Eighth Army named the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general as an honorary Eighth Army commanding general during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 29, 2013, at General Paik Operational Command Post, South Korea.

  • Camp Humphreys opens new elementary school

    Aug 29, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Less than two years after breaking ground, the Humphreys Central Elementary School welcomed 551 students to its new campus here, Aug. 26. To kickoff the new school year, HCES students, faculty and parents gathered in the school's newly-constructed multi-purpose area for an introductory program led by Jamie Wollman, the HCES assistant principal.

  • Staff Sgt. Ty Carter speaks at Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

    Aug 28, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter speaks during his Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony at the Pentagon, Aug. 27, 2013.

  • Fort Wainwright observes Women's Equality Day

    Aug 28, 2013

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - On Aug. 26, 1971, the U.S. Congress announced that the anniversary of the 1920 passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, would serve as a yearly observance of women's equality.

  • "Fight Tonight" readiness on display for USFK senior NCOs

    Aug 28, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony W. Mahoney, outgoing command sergeant major of United States Forces Korea, and Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, incoming command sergeant major of USFK, visit 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division on Camp Casey, South Korea Aug. 27, 2013. The 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, displayed the AN/TPQ-37 radar in the 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery motor pool. The senior enlisted advisors also looked around the M270A1 multiple launch rocket system displayed by 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment. During the visit, Soldiers demonstrated Thunder Brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness to defend the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • 210th Fires Brigade hosts Women's Equality Day Observance

    Aug 28, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, hosts Women's Equality Day Observance in Warrior's Club on Camp Casey Aug. 26, 2013 to enhance cross-cultural awareness, recognize the achievements, contributions and enduring spirit of members of specific racial, ethnic, or gender groups in our society. Capt. Adhana McCarthy, the 210th Fires Brigade Combined Troops Aid Station physician assistance, who was the guest speaker of this event, talked about the history of women's equality and implementing women into combat roles and units. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Pacific leader visits Yongsan

    Aug 27, 2013

    The spouse of U.S. Army Pacific's commanding general visited a military post in Korea to support the readiness and resiliency for service members, families and civilians here, Aug. 7.

  • Medal of Honor ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Ty Carter

    Aug 27, 2013

    President Barack Obama conveys the heroics of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter to the audience gathered for the Medal of Honor ceremony in Carter's honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2013. Carter was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Kamdesh at Combat Outpost Keating, Nuristan province, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2009. Carter was a cavalry scout with Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at the time of the battle.

  • Valor: US Soldier saves boy from drowning

    Aug 27, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines valor as the strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness or personal bravery.

  • USARPAC command sergeant major addresses USARAK NCOs

    Aug 27, 2013

    "Do our Soldiers have our trust? Do your Soldiers have your trust?" asked Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Leota, U.S. Army Pacific senior enlisted-advisor, during a recent Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development session at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Aug. 23.

  • For one soldier, charity involves running -lots of it

    Aug 26, 2013

    Capt. Richard Kresser, 27, from Raymond, Iowa, is an engineer officer with Headquarters Company, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. He is also an ultra-runner who just ran 423 miles in seven days, across the state of Iowa; something which, until this year, had never been accomplished.

  • CAB soldiers attend interactive training

    Aug 26, 2013

    Fifteen soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division were educated on several types of improvised explosive devices at the Mobile Counter-IED Interactive Training Center on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Aug. 13.

  • Spartan paratroopers hike Crow Pass

    Aug 26, 2013

    Cool temperatures and light precipitation made for tolerable conditions as paratroopers with the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, stepped off on a 26-mile hike along a section of the Historic Iditarod Trail, Aug. 21, 2013. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/112624/spartan-paratroopers-hike-crow-pass#ixzz2d7TDJ1ai

  • 25th ID certifies new SHARP victim advocates

    Aug 26, 2013

    The SHARP program reinforces the Army's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault through awareness, prevention, training, victim advocacy, reporting and accountability. Recently, approximately 50 new unit victim advocates from across Hawaiian Army units were certified after completing an 80-hour Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Prevention certification course on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

  • 1-24 IN conducts Squad Designated Marksman training

    Aug 24, 2013

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, participated in Squad Designated Marksman training, focused on engaging targets with the M4 rifle beyond 300 meters.

  • Humphreys FMWR lauded for customer service, training

    Aug 23, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys' Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation was among four garrisons selected as a 2013 winner of the Exemplary Workforce Development Award, presented by the Maj. Gen. Robert M. Joyce Installation Management Academy School for Family and MWR. The goal of the award is to recognize MWR organizations that have demonstrated strong commitment to MWR employees through formal training, coaching and mentoring and other opportunities for professional development at all levels in the organization.

  • Women's Equality Day observed

    Aug 23, 2013

    The Camp Humphreys Women's Equality Day observance, hosted by the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, was held in the Community Activity Center Aug. 16. Guest speaker for the event was Command Sgt. Maj. Lourdes Berrios-Powell, the 2CAB command sergeant major. Nationally, Women's Equality Day is observed on Aug. 26, which is the date in 1920 when votes to women officially became part of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Tripler's Mighty Masticators Participate in Spartan Race Hawaii

    Aug 23, 2013

  • JSA holds memorial ceremony to honor fallen Soldiers

    Aug 22, 2013

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- The first true conflict between north and South Korea, since the armistice agreement in 1953, was triggered when 30 Korean People's Army guards attacked 12 Korean and U.S. Soldiers.

  • Understanding the past to build for the future

    Aug 22, 2013

    DONGDCUCHEON, South Korea -- To understand the future, one must first understand the past.

  • Arctic Army officer excels on India's high ground

    Aug 22, 2013

    Eleven weeks of rigorous high-elevation training in India culminated with the "Best Student" trophy awarded to U.S. Army artillery officer Capt. Matthew Hickey with the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Task Force Wilson training exercise

    Aug 21, 2013

    Medics from 210th Fires Brigade conduct ground casualty evacuation and air casualty evacuation training during the Task Force Wilson exercise on Camp Casey Aug. 20. The exercise is a four-day event held on Camp Casey and Camp Stanley to train, execute and evaluate Soldiers performing proper medical care. Medics from 210th Fires Brigade continually develop and maintain their combat readiness to support the brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Kingdom Rock talk

    Aug 20, 2013

    Many of us view summer as a time to catch-up and take a few deep breaths. After all, school is out, but that does not mean your child's learning must stop. From August 12th through the 16th, Kingdom Rock, a summer Bible school enrichment program was held at the Torii Station Chapel. The program offers endless opportunities for children who are naturally curious and eager to explore. This year, close to 50 children, ages 5 thru 11 participated in numerous Bible study activities and games.

  • JSA holds memorial ceremony for fallen Soldiers

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Joint Security Area holds the Barrett-Bonifas Memorial Ceremony on Camp Bonifas Aug. 16. The ceremony was to remember the two officers, Capt. Arthur Bonifas, the Joint Security Force Company commander, and 1st Lt. Mark Barrett, the 1st Platoon Leader, who were killed by Korean People's Army guards during the Axe Murder Incident 37 years ago. The ROK-U.S. Alliance has become significantly stronger following the 1976 attack. It is an enduring partnership, committed to the strong defense of the Korean Peninsula. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Eighth Army trains for task force mission during Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 19, 2013

    Eighth Army will continue its transformation to a combined joint task force headquarters during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 19-30, 2013.

  • 303rd MEB WAREX Achieves Firsts and Milestones

    Aug 19, 2013

    The 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 9th Mission Support Command, traveled from the middle of the Pacific Ocean to the top of the Mississippi River for its annual training event, Operation Compass Shield 2013, held July 12-Aug. 2.

  • Back to basics

    Aug 19, 2013

    Soldiers from 3rd General Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, recently executed a field training exercise to train on basic soldier tasks recently.

  • USARPAC, Bangladesh army kick off Disaster Relief Exercise & Exchange

    Aug 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific, the Bangladesh Armed Forces Division, government and civil organizations, and international observers kicked off the 2013 Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, during an opening ceremony, Aug. 18, 2013, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Community partnership pulls together for beautification project

    Aug 16, 2013

    Community Partnership Day shows community support of our military, alternating projects between Eielson Air Force Base and Ft. Wainwright Army Post annually.

  • New policy change benefits same-sex spouses

    Aug 15, 2013

    The Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued Aug. 14, 2013.

  • USARPAC Commanding General visits Religious Support Team

    Aug 15, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific, Commanding General, Gen. Vincent Brooks provides a candid photo opportunity with the 'One Team' Religious Support Team (RST). The USARPAC RST hosted Brooks Aug. 14 and provided valuable background and information on the assigned RST and Unit Ministry Team's efforts with Soldiers and Families locally, and across the Pacific theater.

  • Gold found in the 303rd EOD Bn.'s S-1 shop

    Aug 14, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- On any given day, the personnel shop (S-1) in the 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion., 8th Military Police Brigade, is bustling with the activity that one would expect to see accompanying the responsibility of supporting a battalion of Soldiers with any and all personnel matters. The leader of the shop, 2nd Lt. Ali Giraud, officer in charge S-1 shop, 303rd EOD Bn., 8th MP Bde., at first glance also seems typical of what you would expect of a leader managing her team.

  • Signal Soldiers accomplish mission in Afghanistan

    Aug 14, 2013

    Alpha Company, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion begins redeploying to Oahu, August 6, 2013, after providing signal support to three Regional Commands, throughout Afghanistan.

  • MEDDAC-Japan breaks ground on new complex

    Aug 13, 2013

    A groundbreaking ceremony, Aug. 9, 2013, marked the start of a major renovation project of the Brig. Gen. Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army health clinic, U.S. Army Dental Activity Japan health clinic and the construction of a new preventive health facility at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • 1/24IN conducts shoot house exercise

    Aug 13, 2013

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Soldiers from C Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division participated in a shoot house exercise Aug. 6-9 on Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The exercise combined previous weeks of training into a close quarters battle drill, live fire exercise.

  • SEA DRAGONS DEPLOY AS PART OF ULCHI FREEDOM GUARDIAN

    Aug 13, 2013

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command deployed to Korea for the upcoming exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian on August 12, 2013.

  • Soldiers Update: Khaan Quest opening ceremony

    Aug 13, 2013

    Exercise Khaan Quest 2013 kicks off at the Five Hills Training Area in Mongolia.

  • Understanding the past to build for the future

    Aug 12, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- To understand the future, one must first understand the past.

  • Col. Lawson visits Taeseongdong

    Aug 9, 2013

    TAESEONGDONG, South Korea -- Col. Michael J. Lawson, commander of 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participates in the Taeseongdong Village 60th Anniversary Celebration in the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea August 2, 2013. The ceremony marked the establishment of the small village, known as "Freedom Village," after the signing of the Korean War Armistice in 1953. Attendees included senior leaders from Gyeonggi-do Province, the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission, the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission, 2nd Infantry Division, and delegates from several embassies. The event included performances by the Taeseongdong Elementary School percussion band and the 1st Infantry Division Band. It ended with participants joining the citizens of Taeseongdong to build a rice cake tower of peace. The village is a symbol of the success of the ROK-U.S. Alliance that was forged during the Korean War and has grown stronger over the last 60 years. (U.S. Army photos by Capt. Kelly E. McKenzie, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Officer/Released).

  • Senior Leaders attend annual transition seminar

    Aug 9, 2013

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea- The last remaining permanently forward-stationed division in the U.S. Army welcomed new leaders during Transition Week July 22 through 25 at Camp Red Cloud. Every summer, the 2nd Infantry Division hosts a week-long seminar designed to explain the division's mission and its relationship with Republic of Korea to brigade commanders, command sergeants major, division primary staff and their spouses. Military and government officials from both the ROK and U.S. briefed the incoming personnel on the division's mission.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Commander visits JSA

    Aug 9, 2013

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, visits the Joint Security Area and Demilitarized Zone, South Korea Aug. 3, 2013. Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, 2nd Infantry Division commander, and Lt. Col. Daniel Edwan, the commander of the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area, escorted Brooks through the tour, highlighting key terrain and security operations. (U.S. Army photos courtesy of Capt. Marckenzie Boutin, 210th Fires Brigade/Released).

  • Avenger crews qualify with machine guns

    Aug 9, 2013

    CHIPORI RANGE, South Korea -- Soldiers from E Battery, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, attached to 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conduct M3P .50 caliber machine gun qualification at Chipori Range, South Korea Aug. 7, 2013. The exercise was to qualify Soldiers on the Avenger Gunnery Program to enhance the unit's readiness to fight tonight to deter aggression against South Korea. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • 1-38 FA Cadets flying above Camp Casey

    Aug 9, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Cadets participating in the Cadet Troop Leadership Training program with 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade take a ride with 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade in a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter around Camp Casey, South Korea Aug. 8, 2013. This flight gave cadets an opportunity to learn more about Army aviation and broaden their CTLT experience. The 210th Fires Bde. is dedicated to building adaptive and confident leaders of the future. (U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Commanding generals visit Soldiers, tour Fort Wainwright

    Aug 9, 2013

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific's commanding general, and Maj. Gen. Michael H. Shields, U.S. Army Alaska's commanding general, received a comprehensive tour of Fort Wainwright, Fort Greely and the Northern Warfare Training Center's Black Rapids site.

  • First responders ready to stand as one against threats

    Aug 9, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- August is the Army's annual Antiterrorism Awareness Month, but for the first responders who have the awesome responsibility of preventing and responding to potential threats and incidents within our community, preparing and training to respond to terrorism happens all year-round. Federal firefighters, emergency medical technicians, military police and the Special Reaction Team, 728th MP Battalion, were among the first responders from the garrison community that participated in an antiterrorism force protection exercise, July 29-30, testing the participants in various scenarios such as mass casualties, triage, active shooters, hostage negotiations and more.

  • 2-8 FA Soldiers slingload M-777 Howitzer

    Aug 9, 2013

  • BTB 1-25 SBCT completes 25-mile foot march

    Aug 9, 2013

    Soldiers from the Brigade Troops Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conducted a 25-mile road march on Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Aug. 7.

  • 2nd Infantry Division commander mentors cadets

    Aug 8, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, the 2nd Infantry Division commanding general, meets with cadets participating in the Cadet Troop Leadership Training program with 210th Fires Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team at Hovey Theater on Camp Hovey, South Korea July 31, 2013. Maj. Gen. Vandal told cadets to enjoy Korea, to try to learn as much as they can during the leadership training, and discussed his expectations for them as future leaders of the Army. The 2nd Infantry Division is dedicated to building adaptive and confident leaders of the future.

  • 2nd Infantry Division deputy commander visits 210th Fires Brigade

    Aug 8, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Erik C. Peterson, the 2nd Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support, visits the 210th Fires Brigade on Camp Casey, South Korea July 31, 2013. During the visit, Col. Michael J. Lawson, the 210th Fires Brigade commander, presented a capabilities brief, explaining the brigade's mission and ability to Fight Tonight. Then they toured the brigade area, including the 70th Brigade Support Battalion's Supply Support Activity, 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment's Q-37 radar, C Battery, 1st Bn., 38th FA Regt.'s M270A1 multiple launch rocket system, and 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment's Ammunition Holding Area. The visit wrapped up at the Thunder Inn where Brig. Gen. Peterson ate lunch with the brigade and battalion commanders.

  • Korean-American Friendship Hoops

    Aug 8, 2013

    Area III Sports hosted a four-team Korean-American Friendship Basketball Tournament, in Zoeckler Fitness Center, Aug.4. The tournament, won by team MIX, was organized and held to promote friendship, cooperation and Good Neighbor relations. The tournament consisted of two on-post teams and a team from Songtan and Pyeongtaek. MIX, consisting of both American and Korean players, took first place for the second straight year.

  • Manchu officers return to leadership roles in Korea

    Aug 7, 2013

    During his first visit to Korea since assuming command, the U.S. Army Pacific commanding general discovered that four officers he used to lead in the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment "Manchus," were serving in key leadership positions in Korea.

  • 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Navy perform deck landings

    Aug 7, 2013

    Pilots and flight crews with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade worked closely with the U.S. Navy to conduct deck landing qualifications aboard the USS Chafee, USS Hopper, USS Guadalupe, and the USS Tarawa, in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii, July 15-19, 2013.

  • New 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Motor Pool Makes the Cut

    Aug 7, 2013

    With a snip of the Signal orange ceremonial ribbon, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion made history, opening an impressive new motor pool on Helemano Military Reservation that will vastly improve their ability to efficiently conduct maintenance, train, and deploy teams and equipment.

  • US Army on Okinawa participates in a bilateral exchange with 15th Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense

    Aug 7, 2013

    Fifteen American and Japanese soldiers were on hand to participate in a noncommissioned officer bilateral exchange program from Aug. 5-9 at the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force's 15th Brigade headquarters in Naha, Japan.

  • Civilian furlough days to be reduced

    Aug 6, 2013

    Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8, are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Aug. 6, 2013.

  • Japanese 'Bon Odori' Festival at Camp Zama draws 26,000 visitors

    Aug 6, 2013

    The 54th annual Bon Odori Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, culminated Aug. 3, 2013, with more than 1,000 people performing the moves of traditional Japanese dances in sync, circled around a large, ornate wooden tower erected at the installation's Rambler Field.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits troops in Korea

    Aug 5, 2013

    The four-star general who commands U.S. Army forces in the Asia Pacific region is making his first trip to Korea this week.

  • Exercise Lightning Strike Comes to a Close

    Aug 5, 2013

    Members of the Singapore Armed Forces and U.S. Army soldiers joined together to celebrate the end of Exercise Lightning Strike during a ceremony here July 26.

  • 'Must be led before you can lead'

    Aug 5, 2013

    While many college students take vacations during the summer, Army cadets are busy training to be the U.S. military's future leaders.

  • Final homecoming flights for 4th SBCT bring home 600 troops, brigade leadership

    Aug 5, 2013

    The 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, colors touched down on American soil along with the brigade commander, command sergeant major and approximately 600 soldiers, July 28, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Army completes coalition network fielding in South Korea

    Aug 5, 2013

    The Army has strengthened its ability to share critical data with its coalition partners with the fielding of coalition network equipment to South Korea.

  • Sea Dragon Selected as the 2013 All Army Women's Basketball Team Head Coach

    Aug 5, 2013

    A Soldier from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command was selected as the 2013 All Army Women Basketball team head coach.