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  • FORSCOM Chief of Staff: Leader development, retention key to 21st-century Army readiness

    May 3, 2013

    In order to understand an increasingly ambiguous global operational environment, the U.S. Army must continually assess and refine the way it operates, develop its people, increase its capabilities and exploit its advantages, said the U.S. Army Forces Command chief of staff May 1 on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Arrowhead soldiers prove their mettle in EIB training

    May 3, 2013

    The Expert Infantryman Badge was awarded to 159 infantrymen from the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, for successfully completing the brigade's week-long EIB testing, during a ceremony April 26, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • US, Philippines partner for Exercise Balikatan 2013

    May 3, 2013

    On April 5, soldiers from 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, joined more than 8,000 U.S. and Filipino service members on the Philippine island of Luzon for Joint Exercise Balikatan. Exercise Balikatan 2013 is in its 29th iteration and is intended to promote regional peace and security by ensuring the interoperability and readiness of Philippine and U.S. forces. The word Balikatan means "shoulder-to-shoulder" in Tagalog, one of several native Filipino languages, and characterizes the spirit of the bilateral Philippines-U.S. exercise.

  • Tripler gives Hawaii Job Corps students a taste of Army Medicine

    May 2, 2013

    Tripler Army Medical Center's Clinical Support Division staff had the opportunity to take 13 medical administrative assistants visiting from Hawaii Job Corps on a tour of the hospital and learn more about their prospective career field, April 22.

  • KATUSA program, Friendships developed last a lifetime

    May 2, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- South Koreans are known for many things, such as their rich cultural heritage and delicious food, but what does not often come to mind is that the Republic of Korea is one of about 25 countries in the world with a mandatory national service or conscription program. All South Korean males between the ages of 18 and 35 are obligated to serve at least 21 months in the military or police.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks emergency responders

    May 2, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Eighth Army commanding general thanked Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital emergency personnel for their prompt and professional response after a recent helicopter hard landing.

  • Environmental professionals meet green Yongsan

    May 2, 2013

    To present a general awareness of U.S. Army Environmental programs conducted at on post, environmental professionals from Seoul City, Yongsan-gu municipalities and Korean community neighbors were invited to Yongsan Garrison here, May 2.

  • 2ID welcomes new deputy commanding general

    May 1, 2013

    The 2nd Infantry Division welcomed a new deputy commanding general for maneuver Wednesday during a ceremony on Camp Red Cloud.

  • 25th Infantry Division activates Lightning Academy

    May 1, 2013

    East Range Training Complex, Hawaii -- During a ceremony on East Range Training Complex, Hawaii, May 1, 2013 the 25th Infantry Division officially activated its latest tool to help build and enhance warrior skills: the Lightning Academy.

  • Camp Zama shows appreciation to military children all month long

    Apr 30, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 30, 2013) -- All month long, various organizations showed their appreciation to military children here with a host of activities recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child. Annually, during the month of April, military communities recognize and celebrate military children for their contributions and their capacity to endure so much.

  • Army Community Services provides opportunities to Army spouses at job fair

    Apr 30, 2013

    Transitioning military spouses sometimes have trouble finding employment when they arrive at their Soldier's new duty station; the Schofield Barracks Army Community Service (ACS) office took steps to ease the burden with a job fair on April 26 at the Nehelani Club.

  • Raiders maximize training with Operation Raider Pillage

    Apr 30, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers of the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, "Raiders," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, maximized training by using a unique blend of live, virtual, gaming and constructive environments, here during Operation Raider Pillage on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, April 21-25, 2013.

  • Soldier nominated for Outstanding Community Service

    Apr 30, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- She gives hugs freely and punishes when necessary. She has a firm hand, but a soft touch. She knows how to delegate authority, but is always ready to step up and handle any situation. When in need, everyone around knows they can count on Sgt. Phillis White. Because of what she calls "normal, everyday activities," White has recently been nominated for Outstanding Community Service Award for her constant commitment to the students and teachers at Webling Elementary School and her dedication to the Soldiers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Soldier defeats odds to become USARJ Soldier of the Year

    Apr 30, 2013

    TORII STATION, Okinawa (May 1, 2013) -- The Army simply defines resiliency as having the ability to "hunt for the good stuff" and bounce back from a significant emotional event to overcome a situation or crisis. It's something to which Spc. Mara E. Snowman, a euphonium player with the U.S. Army Japan Band, can relate.

  • 26th Concrete Detachment helps to preserve aviation history

    Apr 30, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The 26th Concrete Detachment, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, constructed two concrete pads on Wheeler Army Airfield these past two weeks to hold museum aircraft pieces for the joint 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and the Tropic Lightning Museum Memorial. Prior to construction, the helicopters were sitting on an improvised arrangement of garden cement blocks. The deputy commander of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade highlighted the importance of these pads to his organization.

  • 84th Eng. Bn. Soldiers volunteer for Eagle Scout Project

    Apr 30, 2013

    PITI, Guam-- The Soldiers of the "Never Daunted" battalion volunteered their time and efforts to impact the local community by cleaning up a local park in Piti, Guam, Apr. 13. The idea for the project came from a local Eagle Scout, James Cook, who wanted to clean up Santos Memorial Park, a park that had debris, overgrown trees, and pavilions in need of painting. It was important to him to ensure joint efforts from the Army, Navy, Boy Scouts, Mayor of Piti, and local villagers.

  • 8th TSC's Best Warrior Competition finds the best of the best

    Apr 30, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- It's 3 a.m. on a Tuesday on Oahu, Hawaii. Shops are closed and the highways empty. Bakeries haven't begun making their morning bread and coffee will go unbrewed for another two to three hours. The island is asleep. It's 3 a.m. on a Tuesday on Oahu, Hawaii, and it's time to fight! Four Soldiers and four noncommissioned officers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command came together to compete against each other in the 8th TSC's Best Warrior Competition, Apr. 23 -- 26, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Soldiers earn top honors as USARJ's best

    Apr 29, 2013

    OKINAWA, Japan -- Fourteen Soldiers from mainland Japan and Okinawa displayed their warrior skills and talents to see who would be named United States Army Japan's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during USARJ's Warrior Challenge competition held here April 22 through 25.

  • Budget cuts mean Army must consider where it will buy weapons

    Apr 29, 2013

    With sequestration firmly in place, the Army will be buying a lot less stuff, and leaders are concerned about ensuring the businesses they buy things from don't wither.

  • Theater Signal Command observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 29, 2013

    Members of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) and 516th Signal Brigade commemorated Sexual Assault Awareness Month through a week of activities on Fort Shafter to raise awareness and prevent sexual violence in the military.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks emergency responders

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general thanked Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital emergency personnel for their prompt and professional response after a recent helicopter hard landing.

  • 9th MSC recognizes military children through reading

    Apr 26, 2013

    Service members are placed on the front lines every day to fight for the U.S. And while they are constantly on the minds of Americans as they ship off to various foreign locations, not often do thoughts go toward the little ones these heroes are leaving behind.

  • Army says fiscal year 2014 budget request 'meets future challenges'

    Apr 26, 2013

    The fiscal year 2014 budget "meets future challenges, strengthens global engagements, provides for resets, sustains the industrial base and fulfills commitments to Soldiers, civilians and families," the Army's top civilian leader told lawmakers.

  • 210th Fires Brigade and DDC leaders plants tree for Arbor Day

    Apr 25, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Leaders from 210th Fires Brigade and the city of Dongducheon plant a commemorative tree April 25, 2013 in honor of Arbor Day. Soldiers and citizens celebrated planting the symbolic tree at 210th Fires Brigade headquarters and then shared lunch at the Warrior's Club. 210th Fires Brigade is committed to building a strong relationship with the city of Dongducheon by working together and learning about each other, while improving the community where we live and work. "We are here to plant the tree, but the tree symbolizes so much more than just a tree," Col. Tracy P. Banister, brigade commander. "It symbolizes our relationship and the growth of our relationship especially over the past two years." (U. S. photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210 Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • KATUSA-US Friendship Week promotes camaraderie

    Apr 25, 2013

    The KATUSA (Korean Augmentation to the United States Army) program is the embodiment of the ROK-U.S. alliance. In commemoration of 60 years of that powerful partnership, the 2013 KATUSA & U.S. Soldier Friendship Week was held 15-18 April.

  • Breaking language barriers, making history

    Apr 25, 2013

    United Nations, U.S. Servicemembers of the Pacific support Key Resolve exercise in Korea

  • Traveling dietitians visit Humphreys Health Clinic

    Apr 25, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Registered Dietitians from Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital make regular visits to the Humphreys Health Clinic to help Soldiers and their families focus on the importance of making informed food choices, along with developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

  • 218th HHR renews Yongsan support

    Apr 25, 2013

    Leaders of the 218th Homeland Reserve Regiment (HRR) visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, sharing an opportunity to enrich their friendship and alliance, Apr. 25.

  • Military police, medics at Camp Zama conduct collaborative CPR training

    Apr 24, 2013

    The first collaborative cardiopulmonary resuscitation training class between Soldiers assigned to Medical Department Activity-Japan and the 88th Military Police Detachment here was held April 18.

  • 94TH AAMDC SUCCESSFULLY PLANS, COMPLETES ITS QUARTERLY MOTORCYCLE SAFETY RIDE

    Apr 24, 2013

    Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii-- Self-touted as one of the safest units in the Army, the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command successfully completed its quarterly motorcycle mentorship ride, April 18, 2013.

  • Korean National Police visit Yongsan Army base

    Apr 23, 2013

    Playing a pivotal role in keeping the garrison safe, Korean National Police take charge of the boundaries of the post by patrolling and guarding them. The KNPs were given a unique opportunity to see the inside of what they guard here, April 23.

  • Transformational leaders embody US Army Japan's 'Words to Live By'

    Apr 23, 2013

    Chaplain (Col.) Gary Hensley, the command chaplain for U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) explains in a commentary why transformational leaders embody USARJ's "Words to Live By"

  • Eighth Army commander honored with Korean name

    Apr 23, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army's commanding general was honored for his contribution to the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance with a Korean name.

  • Osan opens memorial hall to honor Task Force Smith

    Apr 23, 2013

    The South Korean city of Osan opened a memorial hall, April 23, 2013, to honor the first American Soldiers to fight in the Korean War.

  • Commanding general of Army Materiel Command visits Yokohama North Dock, Sagami Depot

    Apr 22, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited Japan April 19 through 21. On April 20, Via traveled to Yokohama North Dock, where he was provided an overbrief on the Army Field Support Battalion - Northeast Asia and toured one of the several Landing Craft Utility boats docked at the installation. Via then traveled to Sagami General Depot for an overview brief on the installation, a discussion with U.S. Army Japan leadership, and a windshield tour of the installation.

  • 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.