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  • Mr. Miyagi, Torii Station's Sensei for Japanese history, language, cuisine, culture

    Apr 22, 2015

    Soldiers and their spouses wait patiently for the sensei at the Torii Station Army Education Center to learn about Japanese history, cuisine, culture and language during the Newcomers Orientation and Japanese Headstart class 6-10 April.

  • Soldiers stay 'SHARP' on Okinawa

    Apr 22, 2015

    Soldiers and families take part in the annual Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Stand-down day at Torii Station 16 April.

  • PRMC staff conducts Arbinger Training

    Apr 22, 2015

    Command teams and staff members from throughout the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) participated in Arbinger Training presented by the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General's (TSG) Team and Organization Development Directorate (TODD), April 20-22, 2015.

  • Secretary identifies linchpin in Army's Pacific plans

    Apr 22, 2015

    Describing the U.S. Army Pacific and the 25th Infantry Division as a "linchpin" in America's strategic rebalances to the Pacific, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said ground forces are key to any success.

  • Australian, New Zealand Army Corps' sacrifices to be remembered, freedoms celebrated this Saturday

    Apr 21, 2015

    The 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in World War I, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day, will be commemorated beginning at 6 a.m. April 25 with a gunfire breakfast and remembrance service at the 173rd Airborne Brigade Memorial at the National Infantry Museum.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) shines a light on taking back the night

    Apr 20, 2015

    HONOLULU--The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) hosted the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii South "Take Back the Night" walk to increase awareness and prevention of sexual crimes within the military, April 16, 2015.

  • Eighth Army Closes Friendship Week Stronger and with Renewed Purpose

    Apr 17, 2015

    Army Garrison commands throughout the Eighth Army footprint hosted athletics, recreation and cultural events as part of the 2015 KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week from April 13-17.

  • Sexual Assault Survivor Hopes Personal Experience Helps Others

    Apr 17, 2015

    Sgt. Heather Franke, 1st Signal Brigade recounted her personal experience as a survivor of a sexual assault in order to raise awareness and prevent incidents like hers from further occurring during the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Kick-off Ceremony Apr. 1 at the South Post Chapel, Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • SHARP team engaging community throughout April

    Apr 17, 2015

    U.S. Army-Hawaii's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) is in full swing following a proclamation signing, earlier this month, at the USARHAW SHARP Resource Center engaging Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and family members alike with SHARP events throughout Hawaii, both on and off the installation.

  • Volunteer service gets recognized with inaugural 'Na Koa Award'

    Apr 17, 2015

    A dozen exemplary volunteers were awarded the inaugural U.S. Army-Hawaii Na Koa Award at the Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, April 14, at the Nehelani.

  • U.S. Army's top Pacific commander visits Chile

    Apr 16, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, conducted an official visit with the Chilean army at the invitation of the Chilean army commander, Gen. Humberto Oviedo, April 15-16.

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

    Apr 15, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa is celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 12-18, to recognize Army volunteers for their commitment and dedication to the Army Family on island - through thousands of hours of selfless service.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Waikiki Beach as Part of Earth Month 2015

    Apr 15, 2015

    More than 40 volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with local JROTC students and others to clean up Waikiki Beach April 11 as part of Earth Month 2015.

  • Army's future strategic leaders complete second phase of Young Alaka'I program

    Apr 14, 2015

    Twenty-three officers, warrant officers and senior noncommissioned officers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command graduated the Young Alaka'i Leader Development Program's Phase II, April 10 atop the crater rim at Punchbowl on Oahu, Hawaii.

  • Yongsan thanks volunteers for 'devotion to service'

    Apr 12, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON- Forty five years since the transition to the All-Voluntary Force (AVF) of the United States Military, the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan recognizes the volunteers that serve in the voluntary Army today. They are the hidden forces that allows for the garrison to continue its undisturbed journey to 'Strong and getting Stronger,' here, Mar. 19.

  • 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion hosts SHARP walk

    Apr 10, 2015

    Over 1,000 Soldiers, civilians, family members, and pets attended the walk on April 03 to raise awareness and take a firm stand against Sexual Assault and Harassment. Lt. Col. Vanessa K. Ragsdale, commander of the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, opened the auspicious event by introducing the guest of honor, Brig. Gen. Clayton M. Hutmacher, 2nd Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment.

  • War hero revisits road to healing

    Apr 10, 2015

    It's been 20 years since Col. Cirilito Sobejana, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Philippine Army G3, visited Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC).

  • Becoming a leader

    Apr 7, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division held an NCO corps induction ceremony April 1 at the post theatre on Camp Humphreys. The Soldiers celebrated the achievement of entering into the NCO Corps as a rite of passage bringing with it tradition, and honor that has been a custom in the U.S. Army.

  • CrossFit a "hit" with new Soldiers at Suwon Air Base

    Apr 7, 2015

    With its focus on a varied mix of high intensity exercises and functional strength conditioning, the fitness philosophy CrossFit has caught the attention of professional athletes and fitness trainers across the world looking to gain a competitive edge.

  • Hawaii's enhanced Multiservice Market Leaders meet

    Apr 7, 2015

    Members of the enhanced Multiservice Market (eMSM)-Hawaii Joint Executive Council meet on April 3, 2015 at Hickam Air Force Base/Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Together, the JEC serves as the communication forum intended to enhance inter-Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) collaboration, coordination and integration of the Direct Care System (DCS) in Hawaii.

  • Operation PACIFIC ANGEL 15-3 spreads care in Vietnam

    Apr 7, 2015

    The United States and Vietnam began humanitarian assistance operations here March 23 as part of Operation Pacific Angel 15-3.

  • 25th ID welcomes New Deputy Commander

    Apr 6, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- The Tropic Lightning Division welcomed Brig. Gen. Gary M. Brito and his family during a "Flying V" Ceremony held on Weyand Field on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, April 2.

  • PRMC has a new Inspector General

    Apr 6, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent (left), Commanding General, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), swears in the incoming Inspector General (IG), Lt. Col. Vernon Wheeler, here, in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 3, 2015.

  • Stop! Hammer Time! 94th HHB Changes Command

    Apr 4, 2015

    The Sea Dragons of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command attended the change of command ceremony for the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery on April 3 in front of the 94th AAMDC Headquarters and Pacific Air Forces Headquarters building on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Community urged to do its part to end sexual assault

    Apr 3, 2015

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), an occasion recognized across the country.

  • 2ID Soldiers clean up Sincheon River

    Apr 2, 2015

    Citizens wearing clothes of different colors, each color representing the community they belong to, and U.S. Soldiers in universal camouflage gathered along the Sincheon River March 19 to clean out trash and litter at Dongducheon, South Korea.

  • Brig. Gen. Sargent briefs Commanders within USARPAC on Army Medicine in the Pacific

    Apr 2, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commanding General, Pacific Regional Medical Command, attended the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), commander's conference at the Hale Ikena, along with various other pacific area of operation commanders in order to receive the USARPAC commander's guidance for execution of the USARPAC's Theater Campaign Support Order. During the conference, Sargent also participated in senior leader professional development and had an opportunity to share and exchange information about Army Medicine in the Pacific.

  • PRMC Command Team proclaim their support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command Team proclaim their support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, on April 2, 2015. Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and Command Sgt, Maj. Robert Luciano, Command Sgt. Maj., PRMC, encourage all Soldiers, family members, and Department of the Army (DA) Civilians to join together, participate in all planned events and pledge to end sexual assault.

  • Task Force Talon welcomes Hill, first female to command deployed THAAD battery

    Apr 2, 2015

    U.S. Army Capt. Candace Hill, commander of Battery D, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, is the first female officer to command a forward deployed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery.

  • Keeping Resiliency Relevant 365

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign combines multiple efforts and initiatives to improve the readiness and resilience of the total Army.

  • Guam Strong: Enabling Sustained Missile Defense Operations

    Apr 2, 2015

    April 4th, 2015 marks the two year anniversary for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) mission on Guam. This important homeland defense mission takes incredible dedication from the THAAD Soldiers. However the Task Force Talon enablers set the stage for the first forward deployed THAAD Battery and are vital to the continued success of the THAAD mission on Guam.

  • Brig. Gen. Sargent meets with Nepalese Army Medical Leaders

    Mar 31, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), meets with medical leaders from the Nepalese Army, during a visit which was aimed at discussing the goals and aspirations to enhance medical capabilities within the Nepalese Army through a bilateral partnership with PRMC and the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) on March 16-21, 2015.

  • International Team Conducts Gobi Wolf 2015

    Mar 31, 2015

    The governments of Mongolia and the United States conducted an earthquake-readiness exercise together this week here. Gobi Wolf 2015 is a civil-military disaster preparedness and response initiative that focuses on regional readiness in response to natural and man-made disasters.

  • Arnn students learn about STEM

    Mar 31, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 1, 2015) -- "Science, Technology, Engineering and Math can be really fun," stated Madelyn Curriera, a 5th-grader from Arnn Elementary School, during the "STEMposium" event held March 26 at the school, on the Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation.

  • Annual Combined Capabilities Exercise Enhances U.S., ROK Partnership

    Mar 27, 2015

    As part of Foal Eagle, one of the largest annual field-training exercises in the world, the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division partnered with the Republic of Korea 137th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, 8th Infantry Division to conduct a combined capabilities exercise Mar. 25 at the Multi-Purpose Range Complex in Pocheon, South Korea.

  • South Korean President Reaffirms US-ROK Alliance, Vows to Strengthen Defense on Fifth Anniversary of

    Mar 27, 2015

    Republic of Korea President Park, Geun Hye joined bereaved family members, surviving crew members, senior government officials and military officers at the Daejon National Cemetery Mar. 26 on the fifth anniversary of the North Korean attack on the South Korean Navy Pohang-class Corvette Cheonan to mourn the loss of 46 sailors who perished on board and an underwater demolition team Warrant Officer who lost his life during search efforts.

  • USAHC-SB strides towards innovative care giving

    Mar 27, 2015

    Army Medicine leads the nation in transforming the delivery of health care.

  • Interoperability improved during annual Key Resolve exercise

    Mar 26, 2015

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- There may be some truth to the proverbial saying: "time heals all wounds"; but the scars of history are an enduring reminder to prepare for the future.

  • OCSJX-15 Enters Next Phase at Schofield Barracks

    Mar 26, 2015

    The second portion of Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2015 began at Schofield Barracks, HI, as the scenario execution phase of the first portion of the exercise began at Fort Bliss, Texas. The first portion of OCSJX-15 replicates actions taken in support of, phase 0, deterrence activities. At the end of the execution phase at Fort Bliss, the exercise then transitions to the second portion here, with the establishment of the Joint Theater Support Contracting Command.

  • OCSJX-15 scenario execution phase begins

    Mar 25, 2015

    Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2015 scenario execution phase began here March 24 and will continue through March 29. The exercise scenario focuses on training the workforce in OCS planning, execution and management.

  • 8th MPs uphold tradition, NCOs welcomed into the corps

    Mar 24, 2015

    While the Army is rich in history and has many traditions, there is only one tradition that acknowledges a Soldier as he or she takes on the mantle of leadership and becomes a noncommissioned officer and that is the NCO Induction Ceremony. Helicopters, tanks and guns placed around a historic104-year-old building makes for the backdrop, while over 20 NCOs from within the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, continue to uphold an Army tradition and are welcomed into the NCO Corps during a NCO Induction Ceremony held March 13, in front of the U.S. Army Museum Hawaii, here.

  • Former Yankee players inspire American and Japanese youth during camp

    Mar 24, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 25, 2015) -- "This was a once in a lifetime experience," said Maya Carter, a 6th-grader from the Arnn Elementary School, when describing the Tomodachi Charity Baseball Camp held March 21at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Task Force Talon supports future of Guam with PIE

    Mar 23, 2015

    Bright eyes follow the visitors entering the room. The low murmur of whispers builds into rumbling excitement, as students greet the volunteers who enter with warm smiles and eager anticipation.

  • Potential new way of producing water now comes in box form

    Mar 20, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers participated in a weeklong field-testing and train-the-trainer exercise using the Aspen 2000 water purification system combined with a water packaging trailer on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 9-18.

  • Kolekole Walking Path officially reopens for limited use

    Mar 20, 2015

    Members of the Army community turned out Saturday afternoon to hike the Kolekole Walking Path and take in the sweeping views it offered of Central Oahu and the Waianae Coast.

  • 2015 Pacific Regional Medical Command Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 20, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii --- Non-commissioned officers and junior enlisted Soldiers from Medical Department Activity Korea (MEDDAC-K), Medical Department Activity Japan (MEDDAC-J), Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and United States Army Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB) participated in the 2015 Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Best Warrior Competition here, March 16-19, 2015.

  • Paratrooper connects with grandfather in return to 'the Rock'

    Mar 19, 2015

    It was the last stronghold of the Japanese. A small tadpole shaped island in the Philippines known as Corregidor and it was all the Americans needed in order to secure a victory. The 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team, activated in August of 1941 prior to the beginning of World War II, was among the few chosen to combat Japanese defenses there.

  • Korean War POW gets final salute

    Mar 19, 2015

    Sixty-four years after being declared dead at Valley Number One POW Camp in North Korea, Army Sgt. Floyd J.R. Jackson, a Korean War prisoner of war, was returned home, March 5, 2015, to full military honors courtesy of Fort Carson.

  • AFSBn-NEA hosts Japanese officer in Co-Op program

    Mar 19, 2015

  • U.S., South Korean troops reunite for exercise

    Mar 19, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- American Soldiers who specialize in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive hazards joined forces with South Korean troops during Key Resolve in Korea.

  • FM capability enhanced in OCSJX-15

    Mar 18, 2015

    For the first time, members of the Financial Management career field are fully integrated in the Operational Contract Support exercise. Two FM members are incorporated into each of the 12 Regional Contracting Cells, with centralized disbursing agents overseeing four RCCs apiece. "It is absolutely critical that w train side-by-side with our FM partners," said U.S. Army Col. Paul Pardew, division chief for OCS on the Joint Staff. "They are critical to how Operational Contracting Support is planned, executed and synchronized with combatant command operations and desired effects."

  • 835th creates another port operations solution at White Beach

    Mar 18, 2015

    The 835th Transportation Battalion continues to create innovative solutions for unusual port operations problems at White Beach in Okinawa, Japan.

  • Acting IMCOM Region Director gains insight about the Camp Zama installation

    Mar 18, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 19, 2015) -- Installation Management Command's Acting Pacific Region Director, Gregory Kuhr, visited Camp Zama March 12 during a tour of Army installations in the Asia and Pacific region.

  • Medical Unit Learns 'Fight Tonight' Readiness Skills

    Mar 18, 2015

    As part of the peninsula wide Key Resolve 15 exercise, Soldiers from 121st Combat Support Hospital (CSH), Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea, dug in for some cohesive unit training that addressed their readiness capabilities if called upon should hostilities occur along the Korean peninsula. One aspect of the training was a mass-casualty exercise and other events such as live surgical procedures with volunteer patients, evacuation procedures, establishing a field hospital and relocating it as well as reacting to various medical scenarios. All of which tested the medical personnel abilities to stand up the Critical Care Corridor portion of the 88-bed CSH and react to various trauma scenarios.

  • USAG Japan hosts 4th annual earthquake functional exercise

    Mar 17, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 17, 2015) --The 4th annual earthquake functional exercise was conducted March 12 by U.S. Army Garrison Japan's Directorate of Emergency Services. The exercise was held in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on the Camp Zama installation.

  • Yomitan Village, Torii Station Participate in Sports Exchange Program

    Mar 17, 2015

    More than 80 residents from Sobe Ward, Toguchi Ward and Oki Ward were welcomed by officials from U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa, the Okinawa Defense Bureau and 73 members of the U.S. Army Family for some friendly competition, food and fun. Eight teams competed for top honors in a beanbag toss, a no-holds-barred five colored-tug-of-war and a wild three-legged race, but in the end the combined sense of community came out on top.

  • US, Cambodia partner for Exercise Angkor Sentinel 2015

    Mar 17, 2015

    U.S. forces from the Idaho Army National Guard arrived in Cambodia last week for the commencement of Angkor Sentinel 2015, March 9, 2015. Angkor Sentinel is an annual bilateral exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces that focuses on providing humanitarian assistance and responding to disasters. This year marks the sixth iteration of this significant and highly-productive regional training exercise.

  • RCAF Soldiers learn to be first responders during Angkor Sentinel 2015

    Mar 17, 2015

    Members of the 18th Medical Command Group conducted a four day, medical first responder exercise for soldiers from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, March 11, 2015.

  • U.S. Army Human Resources Command drills trainers to roll out new report

    Mar 17, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command will train a cadre of Soldiers and dispatch them across the Army to spearhead the implementation of a new Non-commissioned Officer Evaluation Report scheduled for roll-out this autumn.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers remember the 'Forgotten War'

    Mar 17, 2015

    It's been a little more than 64 years since the Battle of Chipyong-ni. If you don't know the details of this conflict off the top of your head, you're not alone. While it doesn't have the same name power as, say, the Invasion of Normandy or the Battle of the Bulge, it was without a doubt one of the most decisive actions of the Korean War.

  • KATUSA Program Key to Enduring Partnership between U.S. and Republic of Korea

    Mar 17, 2015

    The U.S. and the Republic of Korea (ROK) will commemorate 65 years of partnership since both nations first amalgamated in June 1950 as the US-ROK Alliance (the Alliance) to repel the invasion by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

  • Medical Planning at the Forefront of Exercise Key Resolve in Japan

    Mar 16, 2015

    United States Army Japan (USARJ) Surgeon collaborates with 62nd Medical Brigade (MED BDE) and 18th Medical Command (MEDCOM) to further refine the Medical Concept of Support for the Japan Area of Operation (AOR) in support of the Key Resolve 2015 training exercise.

  • Resiliency Training

    Mar 15, 2015

    Medical Department Activity- Japan (MEDDAC-J) conducts resiliency training through paintball.

  • First day of Angkor Sentinel 2015 is highlighted not by training but giving

    Mar 14, 2015

    On the first day of Angkor Sentinel 2015, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific, the first day of working together did not involve training but giving.

  • Command troops hone skills during Exercise Key Resolve

    Mar 13, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives, or CBRNE, Command prepared to return home following Exercise Key Resolve in South Korea, March 13.

  • Bronco Brigade masters skills during Exercise Lightning Forge

    Mar 13, 2015

    The Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division spent two grueling weeks facing off against opposing forces (OPFOR) in order to test their skills during Exercise Lightning Forge, one of the largest training exercises conducted recently at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Army Reserve chief visits Mililani High School JROTC

    Mar 13, 2015

    Chief of the Army Reserve, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, and his staff met with cadets from the Mililani High School JROTC to congratulate them on their recent success during the recent CyberPatriot competition, which challenges teams of students from the United States, Canada and Department of Defense schools abroad to resolve cyber security scenarios in simulated environments.

  • Safety tips, regulation awareness urged for hiking in Hawaii

    Mar 13, 2015

    The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is reminding the public to obey the law while hiking in Hawaii

  • Medics Strengthen Bonds, Solve Challenges

    Mar 12, 2015

    One could argue the best friendships are forged through shared experiences and, sometimes, challenges. War is often a source of bonds between Soldiers that is sometimes explained as an experience that one can only realize first hand. Prior to war, the experiences that can build a military unit's cohesion frequently are presented during training. Soldiers assigned to the 121st Combat Support Hospital recently had an opportunity to strengthen friendships and hone skills during an exercise on Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Korea Training Offers Chance for Siblings to Bond

    Mar 12, 2015

    Her bright red lipstick screamed "look at me," contrasting with the thick, light brown bangs she modestly hid behind. She wore a light purple, crocheted hat and a small, cloth owl-shaped pin. Her energy buzzed in a playful, Mary Poppins way. She quietly appeared on the subway platform near Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul, South Korea, seemingly out of nowhere, and smiled widely as she touched her brother's shoulder.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander experiences last frontier

    Mar 12, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific's commanding general, visited Fairbanks, Alaska, the nation's last frontier, March 10, 2015, to evaluate how cold-weather training is conducted in Alaska's vast training locations.

  • Signal Brigade leadership visits ROK military sites during Key Resolve 15

    Mar 12, 2015

    The senior enlisted leader of 1st Signal Brigade conducted battlefield circulation to Korean military bases, including 5th Corps in Idong, the 6th Corps in Pocheon, and the 7th Corps in Icheon, Korea, March 11.

  • Marine analyst visits Spartan Brigade

    Mar 10, 2015

    What seemed to be a normal week at the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, turned out to be a little different as a green, beige and black camouflaged uniform made a distinguishing contrast to the Army Combat Uniform normally seen around the Spartan Brigade.

  • Am I Healthy? A Closer Look at the Meaning of Well Being

    Mar 10, 2015

    Most people view 'being healthy' as desirable, sought after, and often elusive. There are many definitions of healthy, leading to quite a bit of dispute over what it is to be healthy. Exploring what the 'healthy' label might imply may shed light on our individual understanding of what health means to us, and better help us reach our personal health goals.

  • Training the force, anywhere

    Mar 10, 2015

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, recently concluded exercise Lightning Forge 2015 March 6 as part of a culminating home station training event as well as a proof-of-concept mission for the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability, a training and evaluation program run by the 196th Infantry Brigade.

  • USO stars visit DMZ in Korea

    Mar 9, 2015

    The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff brought USO tour celebrities to the 38th parallel where Soldiers from North Korea and South Korea have stared each other down for more than six decades.

  • Spartan first sergeant earns coveted Master Parachutist badge

    Mar 9, 2015

    After 18 years of service and multiple combat deployments, a company first sergeant earned the coveted master parachutist badge, the highest-level airborne skills award here, March 6, 2016.

  • Expert Infantrymen Badge Evaluation: Hard work pays off

    Mar 6, 2015

    Infantrymen with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division participated in a week-long Expert Infantrymen Badge (EIB) evaluation. The EIB is designed to recognize Infantrymen with the potential to master critical tasks to build the core foundation of the individual's proficiency. This allows them to locate and destroy the enemy through fire and close combat.

  • 94th AAMDC THAAD Battery in Guam transfers authority to its sister unit

    Mar 5, 2015

    Task Force Talon's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, Battery A, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, passed the defense of Guam mission to Btry. D, 2nd ADA, during a transfer of authority ceremony March 4, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • PRMC NCO selected as MEDCOM's top IG

    Mar 5, 2015

    The Office of the Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), on behalf of Command Sgt. Major Gerald Ecker, Command Sergeant Major, MEDCOM, announces the winner of the 2015 MEDCOM Inspector General (IG) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year competition, Master Sgt. Joel Thomas from the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC).

  • Logistics for Pacific Pathways: Malaysia

    Mar 4, 2015

    The Keris Strike portion of the Pacific Pathways exercise provided logisticians from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, with valuable lessons about supporting a combined task force.

  • Republic of Korea honors America's heroes

    Mar 4, 2015

    Speaker of the National Assembly for the Republic of Korea, Chung Ui Hwa, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery to honor America's fallen.

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Key Resolve exercise

    Mar 4, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- The U.S. Defense Department's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is participating Key Resolve in South Korea March 2 - 13.

  • Dailey outlines initiatives, priorities on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Mar 4, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey made his first official troop visit to discuss the Army's priorities, outline his initiatives, and get feedback from Soldiers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, March 2-3.

  • Soldiers hone skills at machine gun university

    Mar 3, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Fourteen noncommissioned officers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participated in the unit's machine gun university Feb. 23-27 at Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Engineers enhance leadership through staff exercise

    Mar 3, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers and staff with 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, trained in a Command Post Exercise to simulate mission command of other units in combat scenarios Feb. 23-27, at Leader's Field here.

  • Fil-Am Soldier sees historical 70th Anniversary of Corregidor thru today's partnership

    Mar 2, 2015

    "Freedom isn't free," U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Arvin Layugan told Mike Enriquez of Philippine radio station DZBB 594KHZ during a Feb. 27, interview broadcast to millions of listeners while speaking about the 70th Commemoration of the re-taking of Corregidor.

  • PRMC Officer donates her hair as she prepares for Ranger training

    Mar 2, 2015

    1st Lt. McKinsey Hulen, Special Projects Officer (G3), Headquarters, Pacific Regional Medical Command, donates her hair as she prepares to attempt something that only 43 other female Soldiers in the U.S. Army's history have tried; Hulen is attending the U.S. Army Ranger Training and Assessment Course (RTAC) later this month at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 3-25 Avn. practices non-combatant evacuation

    Mar 2, 2015

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade picked up close to 60 refugees from a muddy field by Dillingham Airfield on the North Shore of Oahu Mar. 1, and evacuated them to the safety of a U.S. Navy ship at Pearl Harbor. The refugees, however, were not as they seemed. They were Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team role-playing as civilians, and the evacuation was a planned part of a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation built into Lightning Forge 2015, a huge exercise conducted by the 25th Infantry Division.

  • Korean, U.S. Soldiers Brave Cold, Test Medical Skills

    Mar 1, 2015

    On a small military airfield about 20 miles south of the border that separates North and South Korea, Soldiers from South Korea's and America's armies have gathered in windy and cool conditions to test their ability to deal with a medical emergency caused by chemical munitions.

  • Japanese leaders visit 20th CBRNE Command

    Feb 27, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland -- Leaders from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) paid a visit to the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) here Feb. 27.

  • Fight against ISIL among top concerns for US troops

    Feb 26, 2015

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has been on the job for less than a week, but is already answering tough questions from Soldiers about the way ahead in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Daesh.

  • Odierno, Dailey emphasize trust at Army's SHARP Academy

    Feb 26, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey spoke with students of the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program's, or SHARP's, baseline certification course at the SHARP Academy on Fort Leavenworth, Feb. 26.

  • 78th Signal hosts Black History Month observance

    Feb 25, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 25, 2015) -- The 78th Signal Battalion hosted a Black History Month observance Feb. 19 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, to recognize and honor the many achievements and aspects of African-American culture.

  • Japanese First Responders Team Up with US Partners during Exercise

    Feb 25, 2015

    The scene was set on a crisp afternoon as the notional scenario played out. A military aircraft crashes, crew members eject into the sea before impact while others lie helplessly near the wreckage. Japanese citizens on the ground are also injured by the debris.

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa Welcomes New CSM

    Feb 25, 2015

    Soldiers, Families and civilians gathered under blue skies at Torii Beach Feb. 20 to officially welcome and formally recognize Command Sgt. Maj. Kelvin A. Broadnax as U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa's senior enlisted adviser.

  • Eighth Army honors FILA Chairman as Inaugural Distinguished Former KATUSA of the Year

    Feb 25, 2015

    Eighth Army honored Chairman Yoon, Yoon-soo, chief executive officer and chairman of Fila Global and the Acushnet Company as the inaugural Staff Sgt. Kim, Sang-won Distinguished Former KATUSA of the Year Feb. 24 at the Eighth Army Headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

  • Civilian Expeditionary Workforce offers IMCOM employee unique development

    Feb 25, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 23, 2015) -- Joining the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce took André Douglas from program manager to deputy commander.

  • McHugh details sequestration dangers, talks Army priorities

    Feb 25, 2015

    If sequestration triggers this year it will affect every person and mission the U.S. Army has, Army Secretary John McHugh said during a Defense Writer's Group breakfast, Feb. 25.

  • Ambulances delivered to support Philippine armed forces

    Feb 25, 2015

    Twenty-three high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles, or Humvees, were delivered to the Philippine Armed Forces between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1 as part of a foreign military sales case facilitated by the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command.

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