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  • Army Corps, 29th BEB Hold Ribbon Cutting for South Range Road Project

    Sep 17, 2015

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Directorate of Public Works, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion (29th BEB) and Military Police units gathered Sept. 15 to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Schofield's new South Range Road Project area.

  • Regional Health Command-Pacific crowns their 2015 Best Medics

    Sep 17, 2015

    The Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) held their annual Best Medic Competition, September 15-17, 2015. The competitors represented units from throughout the RHC-P in hopes of being selected as the Top 2 candidates who will go on to represent the RHC-P during the United States Army Medical Command's (MEDCOM) Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Best Medic Competition, to be held October 28-30, 2015 at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA).

  • RHC-P IG office hosts USARPAC IG Training

    Sep 17, 2015

    Members from throughout United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) Inspector General (IG) community gathered for USARPAC's Quarterly IG Training. This quarter's training was sponsored and hosted by the Regional Health Command-Pacific's (RHC-P) IG Office and Lt. Col. Vernon Wheeler, IG, RHC-P, at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) on September 17, 2015.

  • Senior enlisted leaders conduct second enlisted forum in Indonesia

    Sep 16, 2015

    Twelve senior enlisted leaders from 10 armies throughout the Pacific region shared ideas and military experiences during the second Senior Enlisted Leaders Forum at the 9th Pacific Armies Chief Conference and 39th Pacific Armies Management Seminar, Sept. 14-15.

  • Task Force Talon commander addresses Guam Armed Forces Committee

    Sep 15, 2015

    "Buen Binidu and Hafa Adai!" (translated into the native Chamorro, this means "welcome and greetings!") These were the opening remarks of Lt. Col. Jefferey Slown, commander, Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, as he addressed the general meeting of the Guam Chamber of Commerce Armed Forces Committee at the Outrigger Hotel in Tumon, Guam, Sept. 11.

  • ASIST develops suicide prevention skills

    Sep 15, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 15, 2015) -- Camp Zama offered a two-day suicide prevention course Sept. 8 and 9 for Soldiers, Family members, Local National Employees and contractors at the Camp Zama Religious Education Center.

  • Milley co-hosts Pacific conference in Bali

    Sep 15, 2015

    The U.S. and Indonesian armies officially opened the 9th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference today in Bali, Indonesia.

  • Top Army leaders throughout Pacific region gather for PACC/PAMS

    Sep 15, 2015

    DENPASAR, Indonesia--The 9th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC IX) & 39th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS XXXIX) began with opening ceremonies in Denpasar, Indonesia, Sept. 14.

  • Bilateral Press Conference during PACC IX & PAMS XXXIX

    Sep 15, 2015

    Gen. Mulyono, Indonesian Army Chief of Staff, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, and Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific Commanding General, during a bilateral conference at 9th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC IX) & 39th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS XXXIX).

  • Army officer to participate in 6th Military World Games

    Sep 14, 2015

    Army Colonel Shauna Snyder has been selected to participate in 6th Military World Games Oct. 2-11 in Mungyeong, South Korea.

  • JOTC course forces leaders to think outside the box

    Sep 14, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- Deployed a staff sergeant is tasked to receive vital information from a village elder. The unit and the village have a good working relationship and trust is beginning to form. The staff sergeant meets up with the elder's security guard to escort his squad safely into the village. As he approaches the elder to introduce himself things take a drastic turn. "Who are you and why are you here," the elder says. The squad leader replies with, "We are here for a meeting, and your security guard escorted us." The elder has no security guard and was unaware of any meeting. Now, what does the squad leader do? It's time to think on his feet and make decisions that could save the lives of everyone involved. Just imagine the degree of difficulty involved in this life-changing decision.

  • With 'Yudh Abhyas,' 7th Infantry Division welcomes Indian soldiers

    Sep 12, 2015

    For the first time in its 11-year history, Exercise Yudh Abhyas came to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, bringing with it 150 soldiers from the Indian army.

  • Sea Dragons reflect back on 9/11 during Prayer Breakfast

    Sep 11, 2015

    Leaders and Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command held a prayer breakfast in remembrance of 9/11 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Sept. 10.

  • Rising Thunder kicks off with ceremony at Yakima Training Center

    Sep 10, 2015

    An opening ceremony for Rising Thunder 2015 was held at Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, Sept. 8, 2015. The ceremony marked the beginning of the 22nd annual bilateral training exercise between the United States Army and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force. "Task Force Tomahawk", comprised of 7th Infantry Division elements led by the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, combined with the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, forming a force of over 700 strong for the annual training event.

  • JBLM kicks off Yudh Abhyas 15

    Sep 10, 2015

    Soldiers with the 7th Infantry Division, I Corps and the 6th Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment, Indian Army, joined together to kick off exercise Yudh Abhyas 15, Sept. 9. The annual exercise is in its 11th year and is a bilateral, theater security cooperation exercise between the U.S. Army Pacific and India.

  • LRC-Daegu supports opening DFAC for full scale exercise

    Sep 9, 2015

    DAEGU, South Korea -- The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command opened the Camp Walker Dining Facility in support of Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2015, a full-scale exercise, Aug. 15.

  • JBLM kicks off Yudh Abhyas 15

    Sep 9, 2015

    The U.S. and Indian Army color guard stand together during the opening ceremony of Yudh Abhyas 15 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 9. Yudh Abhyas is an annual, U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored Theater Security Cooperation Program bilateral exercise and the first one held at JBLM. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/released)

  • JBLM kicks off Yudh Abhyas 15

    Sep 9, 2015

    The U.S. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division and the Indian Army troops with the 6th Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment, stand together during the opening ceremony of Yudh Abhyas 15 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 9. Yudh Abhyas is an annual, U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored Theater Security Cooperation Program bilateral exercise and the first one held at JBLM. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/released)

  • Engineer Task Force activated, set to conduct Korea rotation

    Sep 3, 2015

    The130th Engineer Brigade hosted an activation and deployment ceremony for the engineers of Task Force Ready and 95th Engineer Company, Sept. 2, at Hamilton Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, in preparation for the their nine-month deployment to Korea as part of U.S. Army Pacific's Korean Rotational Forces.

  • Task Force Talon holds first prayer breakfast

    Sep 2, 2015

    "Praise the Lord and pass the...biscuits!" That was the spirit of the fourteen Soldiers from Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, as they met at the Top of the Rock Club on Andersen Air Force Base, Aug. 27, for the first Task Force Talon prayer breakfast since the unit's arrival on Guam in April 2013.

  • Ranger School hangs out 'all Soldiers welcome' sign

    Sep 2, 2015

    From now on, the Army's Ranger School will be open to any female Soldiers who meet the criteria.

  • 25ID Soldiers First in Army to Earn EIB under New Standards

    Sep 2, 2015

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Young or old, enlisted or officer, vast experience or first duty station, during their careers, most infantry Soldiers will accept the challenge and attempt to earn their Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB).

  • Leaders discuss emergency preparedness during exercise

    Sep 1, 2015

    The sixth annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, or DREE, between U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, and the Bangladesh Armed Forces Division, or AFD, kicked off in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 30.

  • Camp Casey bids garrison leader farewell, welcomes new commander

    Sep 1, 2015

    Lt. Col. Jon Gardner assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Casey from Lt. Col. Edward D. Eldridge during a ceremony on Camp Casey's Carey Physical Fitness Center, July 27, 2015.

  • Army Engineers strengthen partnerships during 6-month Palau mission

    Sep 1, 2015

    After completing 60 construction projects and more than 100 community relations events within six months, a team of 13 Army engineers returned to Hawaii from a humanitarian assistance operation in the Republic of Palau, Aug. 24.

  • MPs join local law enforcement in raising funds, awareness for Special Olympics-Hawaii

    Sep 1, 2015

    Military police from throughout the 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, along with personnel from the Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, once again joined forces with Special Olympic-Hawaii Athletes in raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics-Hawaii during the annual "Cop on Top" fundraising event held Aug. 27 -29, island wide.

  • Eighth Army, 65th Medical Brigade Host Women's Equality Day Educational Panel

    Aug 28, 2015

    Eighth Army and the 65th Medical Brigade hosted a Women's Equality Day Educational Panel Aug. 26 at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul, South Korea to discuss contemporary issues and societal barriers that women continue to face in modern society.

  • Warriors find healing through paddling competition

    Aug 28, 2015

    Saturday, Aug. 22, marked the sixth annual Na Koa Wounded Warrior Canoe Regatta at Fort DeRussy Beach Park where over 80 teams competed. Fourteen teams comprised of Soldiers, cadre and alumni represented WTB-Hawaii at the regatta this year.

  • Command completes exercise in South Korea

    Aug 28, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command completed Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 28.

  • Army divers partner with Coast Guard in support of Saipan recovery

    Aug 28, 2015

    In support of the disaster relief efforts in Saipan, a Hawaii dive detachment partnered with the Coast Guard's 14th District for a required port assessment and certification of Tanapag Harbor, the port of Saipan, which remains partially non-mission capable, Aug. 27.

  • Pacific engineers bring the 'essayons' spirit to Hawaii

    Aug 27, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses the word, "Essayons," the French word for "Let us try," as their motto because it is their common response to the daily challenges Sappers face.

  • West Point Soldier takes fiery passion to the ice in Korea

    Aug 27, 2015

    From West Point Hockey to semi-professional league in Korea, this air defense artillery officer balances work with play earning accolades along the way.

  • Wounded Warriors celebrated by Pacific Sustainers during canoe race

    Aug 26, 2015

    Since 2009, the State of Hawaii has been home to an annual canoe race to honor wounded warriors and celebrate their resiliency throughout their recovery.

  • Debra S. Wada visits Sea Dragon Headquarters

    Aug 25, 2015

    The Honorable Debra S. Wada, the assistant secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), visits the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Headquarters during her trip to Hawaii, Aug. 19.

  • Ranger class makes Army history

    Aug 25, 2015

    The first gender-integrated Army Ranger Course graduated Aug. 21 with two women and 94 men receiving their Ranger Tab at Victory Pond.

  • Command Sponsorship adds new opportunities for families in Korea

    Aug 24, 2015

    One of the biggest decisions a Soldier must make when on assignment to South Korea is whether to apply for command sponsorship for their family.

  • I Corps Soldiers fire Australian weapons during WTSS

    Aug 24, 2015

    "Instant." This command echoed as eight I Corps Soldiers raised the barrels of an F88 Austeyr and began firing. The Soldiers fired the Australian primary weapon during a familiarization session in the Weapon Training Simulation System here, July 16. The WTSS, similar to the U.S. Military Engagement Skills Trainer, provides Australian soldiers the opportunity to enhance marksmanship skills without firing real bullets.

  • I Corps troops visit historic WWII memorial during Talisman Sabre

    Aug 24, 2015

    A lone house sits on top of a hill amongst a suburb of Brisbane. It is a house like any other house on the block; one where you would expect a small family to reside. But inside the house lies a secret history. Six members of I Corps intelligence community took a break from Talisman Sabre 15 to visit the Central Bureau Headquarters for Australian and American cryptologists during WWII under Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

  • ALA Hawaii Show fuels local food products worldwide

    Aug 24, 2015

    It started 18 years ago with about a handful of businesses and a desire make local products more readily available to Hawaii's military community.

  • 2nd SBCT Soldiers Honored for Community Service

    Aug 24, 2015

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii -- Four Soldiers from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, were recognized during the Joint Venture Education Forum at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in Kapolei, Hawaii, Aug. 20, for their hard work, commitment and dedication working with Hawaii schools.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade conducts change of responsibility

    Aug 23, 2015

    The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division held a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 4 at the Carey Fitness Center on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Army Command Post Wi-Fi demo in Hawaii supports expeditionary comms

    Aug 20, 2015

    Just like most American homes are shedding cables in favor of wireless technologies, the Army too is in the process of introducing Wi-Fi and 4G LTE to its command posts to improve the agility of its forces.

  • Soldiers train during air battle simulation

    Aug 20, 2015

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade conducted their second world-wide defense simulation exercise using netted remote terminal battle labs August 9-14.

  • 7th Infantry Division change of command

    Aug 19, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, commanding general, I Corps, passes the division colors to Maj. Gen. Thomas S. James, incoming commander of the 7th Infantry Division, during 7th Infantry Division's change of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 18. During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, outgoing commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division, relinquished command to James. The change of command signifies the unit's change of leadership. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 19, 2015

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) is participating in Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 17 - 28.

  • Eighth Army's Secret Weapon: The Korean Service Corps

    Aug 18, 2015

    Desperately clinging to their last vestige of a secure defensive front at the Pusan Perimeter, Eighth Army Commander Lt. Gen. Walton H. Walker knew he had to find some form of reprieve for his men in the foxholes.

  • Despite Army reductions, Corps of Engineers hiring in Alaska

    Aug 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District is seeking qualified candidates in a variety of technical areas despite Army force reduction in Alaska.

  • Pacific troops keep Sgt. Audie Murphy's legacy alive

    Aug 18, 2015

    "You lead from the front." - Sgt. Audie Murphy.

  • Deadline for new cyber military occupational specialty applications looms

    Aug 17, 2015

    The Army is looking for Soldiers, who want to sign on as part of the cyber branch.

  • Pacific engineers, PACOM commander celebrate joint success, tradition

    Aug 13, 2015

    To celebrate the engineers' heritage and joint accomplishments throughout the Pacific theater, the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command hosted its first luau at the Hale Koa here, Aug. 7.

  • 25th CAB and USAG-Hawaii vs. the Wildland Fire

    Aug 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's wildland firefighters battled a stubborn fire that filled Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa and nearby communities with a pall of smoke this week.

  • USACE Deploys to Support Typhoon Soudelor Relief Efforts

    Aug 12, 2015

    In support of the Governor, local responders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) personnel deployed in early August to support recovery efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI).

  • Hospital Wing Dedicated to Soldier who Displayed Selfless Service

    Aug 11, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army describes Selfless Service as putting the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates above your own.

  • Cadet District Engineer Training Offers Summer USACE Experience

    Aug 11, 2015

    The Honolulu District hosted two U.S. Army Cadets during July as part of the Cadet District Engineer Program (CDEP). This program allows West Point and ROTC Cadets an opportunity to gain first-hand construction and engineering experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). CDEP Cadets are generally assigned for several weeks of training during summer break at USACE Districts to work on civil, mechanical, electrical, or environmental engineering projects. The program exposes them to USACE missions and helps them explore potential active duty opportunities within the U.S. Army Engineer Branch profession.

  • August is antiterrorism awareness month

    Aug 10, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- August is the U.S. Army's sixth annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. U.S. Army Garrision Yongsan has actively worked with the tenant units' Antiterrorism Officers (ATOs) to provide them AT tools, brochures and pamphlets to distribute throughout their units. To get the message out to the USAG-Yongsan Community, displays will be setup at the main post exchange and the commissary throughout the month. People will be able to receive information and brochures on Antiterrorism and how they can make a difference in mitigating the threat.

  • 4204th USAH brings medical skills to TAMC

    Aug 10, 2015

    Thirty-two Army Reservists from the 4204th U.S. Army Hospital from Kansas provided patient care at Tripler Army Medical Center and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, July 11-24.

  • Working dog competition tests skills, builds camaraderie

    Aug 7, 2015

    ilitary and police working dog teams went nose to nose while competing in the 2015 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Skills Challenge, hosted by the 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, July 27-31.

  • Honolulu Mayor's Office, 8th TSC partner to help homeless veterans

    Aug 7, 2015

    The Honolulu's Mayor's Office partnered with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to handout information to the homeless veterans in the area about the 2015 Veterans Stand Down at the Beretania Community Park Aug. 6.

  • Regional Health Command- Pacific takes on a "Move to Health"

    Aug 7, 2015

    HONOLULU -- A total of 40 medical personnel from Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC), Warrior Ohana Medical Home, and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) came together to participate in a three day "Move to Health" course, held here on August 4-6, 2015.

  • Pacific troops honored for 116 years of service

    Aug 7, 2015

    After more than 116 years of combined Army service, five leaders from 8th Theater Sustainment Command were honored at a Celebration of Service Retirement Ceremony Aug. 6 at Richardson Theater here.

  • 403rd Army Field Support Brigade supports KRF

    Aug 6, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, Korea -- The Army Field Support Battalion-Korea welcomed the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Black Jack) and the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment (Deep Strike) to Camp Casey, Korea, July 2, as the newest Korea Rotational Forces.

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Kwajalein Atoll, Garrison Commander

    Aug 5, 2015

    COL Michael M. Larsen took command of USAG-KA on 5 August 2015. The Change of Command ceremony was presided over by Dr. Christine Altendorf, Director, IMCOM-Pacific.

  • Eighth Army, Korean Partners Role out Red Carpet for Korean War Vets

    Aug 4, 2015

    The Pusan Perimeter, the Battle of the Chosin River, and the Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River are just a few of the most intense and hard-fought battles that took place during the Korean War. During those three clashes alone an estimated 88,000 United Nations forces gave their lives to fend off the communist invasion.

  • Sustainers join Pacific Ohana after 8-year mission deviation

    Aug 4, 2015

    In October 2006, the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, originally scheduled for activation at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, was activated at Balad Air Base, Iraq, due to mission requirements of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • TAMC nurse featured in 'The Women and the Waves 2'

    Aug 3, 2015

    Bagalso is one of six women who will be featured in the film, "The Women and the Waves 2," directed and produced by Heather Hudson. Bagalso has been a nurse anesthetist at TAMC since August 2011. She recently commissioned into the 1984th United States Army Hospital Detachment, Hawaii, U.S. Army Reserve in March 2015 and is serving as a 1st lieutenant.

  • For those still unsure, Army defines 'online misconduct'

    Aug 3, 2015

    If Soldiers were still unsure of what bad behavior looks like online, the Army clarified it for them in an "All Army Activities" message -- commonly called an ALARACT -- that went out force-wide last week.

  • 599th changes command onboard Missouri

    Jul 29, 2015

    Col. Shannon C. Cox relinquished command of the 599th Transportation Brigade to Col. James M. Smith in a change of command ceremony July 23 on the fantail deck of the Battleship Missouri Memorial here.

  • RHC-P CG meets with the Armed Forces (India) Director of Medical Services

    Jul 29, 2015

    HONOLULU -- Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commanding General, Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) met with Lt. Gen. B.K. Chopra, Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services (India), and other the top medical leaders from the Indian Armed Forces Medical Services, to discuss the best practices for using the U.S. Military Healthcare System model to improve quality of care, the impacts of the Performance Triad on the overall health of Soldiers, the potential to see Armed Forces Medical Services (India) providers receive training at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDD C&S), and how to increase access to care for Indian Armed Forces Service Members, family members and retirees, on July 29, 2015, at the RHC-P Headquarters.

  • "No Tobacco Day" make steps to tobacco free military base

    Jul 29, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 30, 2015) -- The "No Tobacco Day" campaign was held July 24 in support of U.S. Army Medical Department Activities-Japan and the Camp Zama Army Wellness Center, at the Camp Zama Main Exchange parking lot.

  • USARPAC Commanding General Tours Historic Bldg. T-112

    Jul 28, 2015

    The Honolulu District was honored today to host a site visit for U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks and his staff at the Corps' Bldg. T-112 Renovation Project on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle. Building T-112, built in 1907 and also known as Dunning Hall, is an important structure that is a key part of the Palm Circle National Historic Landmark District.

  • Sea Dragons conduct AMDPCS training, tests future software

    Jul 28, 2015

    Soldiers with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, conducted an air and missile defense planning control system training exercise, July 13 to 24, 2015, at Shafter Flats, Hawaii.

  • Pacific culinary Soldiers advance skills

    Jul 28, 2015

    Food service Soldiers from 25th Infantry Division and 8th Theater Sustainment Command participated in the Advanced Culinary Arts Training Program at Bronco Dining Facility here, July 7-23.

  • ROK, US Patriot crews seal gaps in combined air defense

    Jul 24, 2015

    Air defenders from Republic of Korea Air Force's 199th Air Defense Artillery Battalion and U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment joined forces for a week-long exercise linking U.S. and ROK air defense systems July 13-16 at Jungwon Air Base, South Korea. This is the second time the two countries have conducted this type of exercise.

  • US Army, RTA engineers partner to build schoolhouse for local children

    Jul 24, 2015

    In a continued effort to strengthen multinational partnerships across the Pacific theater, U.S. Army and Royal Thai Army engineers partnered to build a two-room schoolhouse for the fifth and sixth grade children in Saraburi, Thailand, during the Hanuman Guardian 15 exercise, May through June.

  • Sea Dragons provide feedback to ordnance CSM

    Jul 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Edward C. Morris, the ordnance regimental command sergeant major, and Sgt. Maj. Gene E. Canada, the ordnance chief enlisted career manager in the personnel development office, met with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command ordnance Soldiers, July 21, 2015, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Joint training exercise validates unit for CRF

    Jul 24, 2015

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, were validated as a Contingency Response Force during a joint training exercise with the 30th Arial Support Squadron, out of Niagara Falls, N.Y., July 21, 2015, at Hickam Airfield.

  • MEDDAC-J gives training in food handling

    Jul 23, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23, 2015) -- According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each year roughly one in six Americans get sick; 3,000 die from foodborne illnesses.

  • Task Force Talon Soldiers honor Veterans during Guam Liberation Day Parade

    Jul 23, 2015

    For most Americans July 21 is just another day in the middle of summer, but for Americans on the US territory of Guam it is the island-wide holiday called "Liberation Day". This holiday is held in recognition of the day that the Battle of Guam began, 71 years ago, to free the island from the oppressive Imperial Japanese occupation during World War II. This year's holiday held extra meaning for the Soldiers of Task Force Talon, 94th Army air and Missile Defense Command, since it was the first time the unit participated in Liberation Day activities since deploying to Guam over two years ago.

  • USARPAC welcomes Chief of Staff to One Team Ohana

    Jul 23, 2015

    Major General Christopher Hughes was honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held on historic Palm Circle July 23.

  • Humphreys commander, Soldiers honor those who fought and fell during the Battle of Cheonan

    Jul 23, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander Col. Joseph C. Holland and 40 Camp Humphreys Soldiers honored the American and South Korean Soldiers who fought in the Battle of Cheonan during a poignant ceremony at Martin Park in Cheonan on July 8.

  • Marines sharpen mountaineering skills in Alaska

    Jul 22, 2015

    BLACK RAPIDS TRAINING SITE, Alaska -- From the snow-kissed mountains to the icy rumblings of melting glaciers, Marines from 2nd Platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif., along with instructors from U.S. Army Alaska's Northern Warfare Training Center conducted military alpine operations at Black Rapids Training Site and Gulkana Glacier.

  • EOD teams compete in annual USARPAC TOY competition

    Jul 22, 2015

    Four explosive ordnance disposal teams from throughout U.S. Army-Pacific gathered, here, to compete in USARPAC's EOD Team of the Year competition, July 13-17.

  • USAG Japan holds change of command ceremony

    Jul 21, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July, 21 2015) -- Col. William B. Johnson assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Japan in a change of command ceremony held July 8 inside the hanger at Kastner Army Airfield on the Camp Zama installation.

  • Pacific Harbormaster Soldiers act as HUB in CJLOTS

    Jul 21, 2015

    Twelve watercraft troops served as the center of gravity for all Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (CJLOTS) 2015 operations on Amnyeon Beach, South Korea, June 29 through July 9.

  • I Corps hosts JBLM community partnership tour

    Jul 20, 2015

    What do mortars, grenade launchers, Stryker vehicles, military working dogs, medical staff and air wing evacuation teams have in common, probably not much unless you are talking about Puget Sound Business Leaders, Executives and Veterans tour on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, June 18, 2015.

  • Tripler NCOs train federal marshals in Army style (Combatives)

    Jul 20, 2015

    Members of United States Marshals, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents practiced the techniques taught by TAMC NCOs during the Modern Army Combatives Program training.

  • Talisman Sabre means commitment, I Corps commander says

    Jul 19, 2015

    As Exercise Talisman Sabre 15 wrapped up in Australia this past weekend, the land component commander of that 15-day exercise said the United States' involvement signifies commitment to partner nations in the Pacific region.

  • I Corps, Australian army wrap up Exercise Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 17, 2015

    I Corps and the Australian army have completed the sixth iteration of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15 in Australia.

  • Crucial Pacific Rim partner honors America's fallen

    Jul 17, 2015

    Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, Japan Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff Council, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony with Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Kitchen Contribution

    Jul 17, 2015

    Talisman Sabre is a biannual exercise between the U.S. and Australia. At Shoalwater Bay Training Area cooks sustain the fighting force.

  • Open Forum for Interagency Day for TS 15

    Jul 17, 2015

    Civilian agencies play a vital part during exercises, disasters, or other critical incidents. In order to be successful in their mission, they need to work hand in hand with their military partners.

  • I Corps Soldiers experience Australian Weaponry for TS 15

    Jul 17, 2015

    Weapons training is a vital part of militaries throughout the world, as is the ability to adapt. So when the Royal Australian Army invited I Corps soldiers out to try their weapon systems, they had to apply those fundamentals and adapt to a weapon they've never fired before.

  • Lt. Gen. Charles W. Bagnal

    Jul 17, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Charles W. Bagnal, former commander for the U.S. Army Western Command, later named US Army, Pacific, from June 1985 until his retirement in August 1989 died June 30, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. A West Point graduate, he was commissioned in 1956 into the Field Artillery.

  • 1-1 Air Defense Artillary Brigade

    Jul 17, 2015

    Mission: 1-1 ADA Conducts Air Defense Operations integrated with the joint force and partner nations to defeat aerial threats targeting defended assets in order to protect the force, support friends and allies, and preserve peace in okinawa and throughout the pacific.

  • US, South Korean Patriot crews seal the gaps in combined air defense

    Jul 16, 2015

    Air defenders, from Republic of Korea Air Force's 199th Air Defense Artillery Battalion and U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, joined forces for a week-long exercise linking U.S. and ROK air defense systems on Jungwon Air Base, July 13-16.

  • ACS celebrates its 50th birthday poolside

    Jul 15, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July, 15 2015) -- Camp Zama's Army Community Service hosted a pool party to celebrate its 50th birthday July 11 at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area pool.

  • Commanding generals change during ceremony

    Jul 14, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette assumed command of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) in a change of command ceremony held July 8 at Kastner Army Airfield Hanger.

  • Gone but not forgotten

    Jul 14, 2015

    Col. William Taylor, the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade commander, and Soldiers from the 2nd CAB took part in a Korean War Memorial Ceremony on July 10 on Gaemi Hill in Sejong, South Korea. The memorial service saw many performances and speeches paying tribute to the Soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice to support our allies in Korea.

  • SHARP color run builds esprit de corps

    Jul 13, 2015

    The SHARP Awareness Color Run paints USAG Yongsan and its service members with vibrant colors along with community safety, June 29. Col. Maria P. Eoff, Commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and Command Sgt. Maj. Henney Hodgkins joined approximately 500 people running with colorful sprints. The event concluded with a surprise quiz and prizes coordinated by Master Sgt. Turner, community SHARP representative (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk).

  • 'Read to the Rhythm'

    Jul 13, 2015

    The Yongsan library celebrated its official Summer Reading Program "Read to the Rhythm." with the Eighth Army Band, July 7. The jazz ensemble, after having a sing-along session with the kids, allowed SPC Doo to read 'Dragon loves tacos' to the children. The band played great jazz tunes to approximately 20 enthusiastic children. The program concluded as the coordinator, with the help of the Yongsan library, introduced board games and activities for children to enjoy. "Read to the Rhythm" continues from June 20 - July 28. Contact the Yongsan library at DSN 723-6974, or Commercial 0503-323-6974. (U.S. Army - photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk)