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  • Wounded warriors take to the floor in volleyball tournament

    Jul 11, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Ten teams comprised of Army and Marine warriors in transition took to the gym floor to battle it out for the title of the best sitting volleyball team at a tournament held July 6, here.

  • Tripler, 25th ID join forces, use nutrition to improve health, performance recovery

    Jul 11, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Over the last year the Nutrition Care Division at Tripler Army Medical Center has been actively collaborating with the 25th Infantry Division and other units across the island to improve the physical and cognitive health and performance of service members.

  • 7th Dive Detachment helps preserve history at USS Arizona

    Jul 9, 2012

    The 7th Dive Detachment, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, had the opportunity to dive at the USS Arizona Memorial, June 28, 2012.

  • 8th STB stays afloat during challenging training exercise

    Jul 9, 2012

    Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th STB, attended mandatory drown-proofing training, June 22 and 29.

  • 94TH AAMDC CONDUCTS SAFETY STAND DOWN DAY TRAINING

    Jul 9, 2012

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command participated in a semi- annual safety stand down day on June 29, 2012 on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Transportation detachment receives own 'big haze grey ship'

    Jul 9, 2012

    The Soldiers of the 163rd Transportation Detachment, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command took responsibility of the Logistical Support Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker, at the at the Joint Base Hickam Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, docks, June 29, 2012.

  • US Army Pacific honors retiring chief of staff with Flying V ceremony

    Jul 7, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific honored retiring Chief of Staff, Col. Lewis F. Setliff, III with a Flying V ceremony July 6 at Palm Circle on Fort Shafter.

  • Camp Zama celebrates Independence Day with daylong event, fireworks finale

    Jul 6, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 2, 2012) -- The 236th anniversary of the United States' independence was celebrated June 30 at Dewey Park here with a daylong event that included live music, free food and a massive fireworks show.

  • Counter IED Experts Train Royal Thai Army for Deployment

    Jul 5, 2012

    Trainers from the Asia Pacific Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Fusion Center helped prepare soldiers from the Royal Thai Army for future deployment to the southern provinces of Thailand where a guerrilla war has raged for years.

  • Detours and setbacks couldn't keep former Afghan refugee from reaching her dream

    Jul 5, 2012

    HONOLULU - "I think success is the best revenge in life," said Maj. Rhine Hejran, as she described her long and harrowing journey from an Afghan citizen to a doctor in the U.S. Army.

  • Yongsan supports fitness and green environment in cost effective manner

    Jul 5, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- A few moments of relaxation or exercise during the day in a serene setting encompassing thick trees and green space can not only rejuvenate your body but refresh your soul. It's even better when you can enjoy the opportunities at no cost.

  • New I Corps CG reaches out to allies, neighbors

    Jul 4, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown takes command of I Corps, aiming to resume ties with Pacific Rim allies and continue outreach to neighboring communities.

  • Task Force Smith honored at ceremony in South Korea

    Jul 3, 2012

    The lightly armed and heavily outnumbered task force that fought in the first U.S. ground battle of the Korean War was honored July 3, 2012, at a 62nd anniversary ceremony.

  • Thai soldiers practice counter-IED missions

    Jul 3, 2012

    Royal Thai Army soldiers learned counter-IED techniques July 3 from U.S. trainers. The Thai military is interested in learning C-IED in order to deal with insurgency in southern Thailand that makes use of improvised explosive devices.

  • Yongsan Fire Departments partner up through live exercise

    Jul 2, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Fire Department conducted a joint live fire training exercise with their Republic of Korea counterparts, the Yongsan-gu Fire Department, as a part of their Directorate of Emergency Services mutual-aid agreement, June 28.

  • Happy Fourth of July America!

    Jul 2, 2012

    Message from the President Regarding Independence Day

  • 65th Engineer Battalion Soldiers serve as Battle Buddies for Gold Star Children

    Jul 2, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Soldiers from the 70th Engineer Company (Geospatial), 82nd Eng. Support Co. and 34th Eng. Co. (Sapper), 65th Eng. Battalion, 130th Eng. Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) provided companionship to Gold Star Children (children who have lost a military parent) at the Survivor Outreach Services' (SOS) Summer Solstice Potluck held at the Aloha Center, Ft. Shafter, June 26, 2012. Families of the Fallen brought their children to this event run by the Survivor Outreach Services (SOS). Survivor Outreach Services is an Army program that provides assistance to Families of the Fallen by providing long term support through support meetings, phone calls and letters. The program is important, because when a Soldier dies families can experience disconnect because they lost their tie to the military. Even though Gold Star Families receive monetary death benefits, often times what they need is a friend.

  • Zybura assumes command at first 413th Contracting Support Brigade

    Jul 2, 2012

    Hawaiian tradewinds blew favorably across the deck of the USS Missouri here June 28 as Col. Michael D. Hoskin relinquished command to Col. Martin A. Zybura at the first change of command ceremony for the 413th Contracting Support Brigade.

  • 8th MP Brigade hosts 2012 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Competition

    Jul 2, 2012

    Man and his best friend shed blood, sweat and fur as 17 working dog teams from around the Army competed in the 2012 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Competition at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 18-22, 2012.

  • Afghan flight medics train for air treatment

    Jun 29, 2012

    As the U.S. continues to prepare Afghan forces to conduct operations independent of U.S. support, the Army is training Afghan medics to properly implement medical care while in flight.

  • New Zealand Army and US Soldiers hold Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief conference

    Jun 29, 2012

    Soldiers of the U.S Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post hosted a conference June 18 - 22 and subject matter expert exchange with soldiers from the New Zealand Army's Headquarters Deployable Joint Task Force.

  • 71st Chemical Company Certification Exercise

    Jun 29, 2012

    The U.S. army uses certification exercises to confirm if a unit is ready to deploy overseas. The 71st Chemical Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command earned their certification as they responded to simulated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats across Oahu June 17-22

  • Garrison honors exemplary employees for service

    Jun 29, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Thirty-three stellar employees received recognition for their performance and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during an Employee Recognition Breakfast at the Nehelani, here, Tuesday.

  • Signs of support

    Jun 29, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Sgt. Chad Meadows (left) and Cpl. James Hall (right), both from the Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, join teenagers from the Teen Center to bring awareness to drivers about speeding hazards on WAAF.

  • Nation's independence to be celebrated at Schofield

    Jun 29, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The public is invited to celebrate Independence Day at the annual Fourth of July Spectacular, here.

  • Pets provide healing support, research documents

    Jun 29, 2012

    HONOLULU -- With uncertainly in the military family, due to constant moves and deployments, one stabilizing factor providing comfort in stressful times is our four-legged family members.

  • Thailand and US improve humanitarian assistance and disaster response capabilities

    Jun 28, 2012

    Thailand and the United States, two strong and long-time allies, are developing a robust partnership to better respond to natural and man-made disasters. The Royal Thai Army (RTA) and United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) Bilateral Army Exercise 2012 (BAE 12) is a 45-day exercise.

  • Huay Plub District Community Center dedication ceremony

    Jun 28, 2012

    2nd Lt. Elizabeth Lewis, Platoon Leader 585th Engineer Company, Joint Base Lewis McCord shared ribbon cutting duties with Sgt. Maj. Boonlert Posuntia of the Royal Thai Army. Together, they cut the ribbon that formally dedicated the new District Community Center and Library at the Huay Plub Elementary School, Huay Plub Thailand.

  • 'Wolfhounds' strengthen leadership, train in urban warfare

    Jun 28, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The echoes of a barking dog and children playing rang through the marketplace. Shops advertised their fresh goods, and peculiar scents lingered in the breeze. A group of men gathered outside a flower shop as squads of Soldiers took up secure fighting positions.

  • Johnson presents award for heroic rescue mission

    Jun 27, 2012

    The Eighth Army commanding general presented the Department of Defense's highest civilian award to a South Korean train engineer who gave his life trying to save stranded American Soldiers during the Korean War.

  • 25th Transportation Battalion rolls out FMTVs

    Jun 27, 2012

    BUSAN, South Korea--Soldiers from the 25th Transportation Battalion, 517th Movement Control Team conducted upload training during a railhead mission at the Busan Storage Center June 22-26.

  • Bilateral Army Exercise 2012

    Jun 27, 2012

    FORT THANARAT, Thailand -- Bilateral Army Exercise 2012 is a regularly-scheduled, bilateral exercise designed to improve humanitarian assistance/ disaster relief capabilities, enhance bilateral Infantry, Aviation, Medical, Engineer, and Battle Staff capabilities, enhance military-to-military relationships and mission readiness, and improve the quality of life in rural communities.

  • Korean War veterans remember Battle of Chipyong-ni

    Jun 26, 2012

    Chipyong-ni was a little known mountain village in South Korea until a battle there changed the momentum of the Korean War and made an indelible mark in military history.

  • Many moving pieces to Indonesian Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012

    Jun 26, 2012

    In addition to joining clinics and assisting with local personnel that attend, a new process was added to the regular events of the six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise known as Tendon Valiant 2012 led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

  • 58th Military Police Company Redeployment

    Jun 26, 2012

    More than 150 Soldiers of the 58th Military Police Company, 728th MP Battalion 8th MP Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command, redeployed from Kandahar Afghanistan, June 20th. The unit tasked with Police mentorship training during it's one year tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom augmented their mission by conducting more than 800 combat patrols and participating in more than 82 named operations.

  • Rucksack march commemorates Korean War

    Jun 26, 2012

    Republic of Korea Army officers joined Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Soldiers for a rucksack march in commemoration of the 62nd anniversary of the Korean War at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, June 25, 2012.

  • The NOT forgotten war

    Jun 26, 2012

    The 62nd Korean War Commemoration was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, hosted by the Consul General of the Republic of Korea, the Honorable Young-Kil Suh. War veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice were honored, and special guests were invited to place a wreath on the memorial as a commemoration to the start of the Korean War.

  • Allies conduct exercise to mark Korean War anniversary

    Jun 25, 2012

    American and South Korean forces conducted a large live-fire exercise, June 22, 2012, to mark the anniversary of the Korean War at a range close to the Korean Demilitarized Zone near Pocheon, South Korea.

  • Friendship Night awards key promoters of ROK-U.S. alliance

    Jun 25, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Korea America Friendship Society hosted a dinner at the Grand Hyatt Seoul Grand Ballroom, to commemorate the accomplishment of distinguished individuals who had improved relations between the two nations, June 21.

  • Bikes help Military Police keep neighborhoods safe

    Jun 25, 2012

    During the summer Military Police officers can be seen patrolling Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, neighborhoods on bicycles to more effectively and quickly prevent crime and ensure that service members and families are safe.

  • Army Under Secretary discusses the Army's better business practices at Wharton Leadership Conference

    Jun 25, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal discusses Army transformation and instituting better business practices Army wide at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania's 16th annual Wharton Leadership Conference, June 20, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pa.

  • 561st Engineer Company supports U.S. Border Patrol mission

    Jun 25, 2012

    The Soldiers of 1st Platoon, 561st Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, returned after completing the final phase of a 3,168-foot all-weather road construction project June 14. The project represents the large-scale cooperation between Joint Task Force-North, the United States Forestry Service, and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

  • ONE STEP AT A TIME

    Jun 25, 2012

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command participated in a motivational unit hike on June 21, 2012 at the Koko Head Crater Trail. The hike was conducted to challenge the Soldiers mentally, physically, and to add variation to the unit's physical training program.

  • 95th Engineer Company Sappers make training a 'BLAST' in Afghanistan

    Jun 25, 2012

    For the Soldiers of the 95th Engineer Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, working with explosives is simply another day on the job in Afghanistan.

  • 8th TSC Soldiers Let the food speak for itself

    Jun 25, 2012

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade Consolidated Dining Facility K-Quad as they prepare for the 2012 Phillip A. Connelly Large Dining Facility USARPAC results to be announced July 15.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Change of Responsibility

    Jun 22, 2012

    June 20, 2012 marked another historic moment in the 130th Engineer Brigade's history as Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Ward, outgoing command sergeant major of the 130th Eng. Bde., relinquished responsibility of the brigade to Command Sgt. Maj. John Etter, incoming command sergeant major of the 130th Eng. Bde.

  • Tripler continues care of Pacific Islanders, enhances outreach program

    Jun 21, 2012

    The U.S. military has been providing care to Pacific Islanders since World War II.

  • Engineers build community center, partnership with Indonesian forces during Garuda Shield 2012

    Jun 20, 2012

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 871st Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Battalion, and their counterparts with the Tentara National Indonesia Angkatan Darat are working side by side to build a community center in Malang, Indonesia, as part of Garuda Shield 2012.

  • 65th Engineer Battalion Helps Military Children in Operation Purple

    Jun 20, 2012

    In an effort to alleviate the stress and challenges that the children of deployed Soldiers' endure, the National Military Family Association runs Operation Purple summer camps.

  • U.S., South Korea remember fallen at Hill 303 Memorial

    Jun 19, 2012

    The 6th Ordnance Battalion hosted the 10th anniversary of the Hill 303 Wreath Laying and Memorial Ceremony at the Hill 303 monument near Camp Carroll in Waegwan, South Korea, June 15, 2012, to honor the spirits of fallen heroes of the Korean War.

  • USAG Humphreys welcomes new senior enlisted Soldier

    Jun 19, 2012

    Soldiers, civilians and family members welcomed the United States Army Garrison Humphreys' new senior enlisted Soldier during a ceremony here June 19. Command Sergeant Major Kristine A. Silver-Purnell assumed the duties, taking over for Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Gray.

  • Army Surgeon General visits Pacific region, talks about health readiness

    Jun 19, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, U.S. Army surgeon general and commander, U.S. Army Medical Command, visited the Pacific Regional Medical Command staff and facilities in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 12-14, 2012.

  • Top two U.S. Army Soldiers in the Pacific named in Warrior Challenge 2012

    Jun 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC) announced the names of the two top Soldiers in the Pacific on Friday June 15th during the 237th Army Birthday Commemoration at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Medical training exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 begins in Indonesia

    Jun 19, 2012

    Multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise Tendon Valiant, which is being lead by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and the U.S. Army Pacific Surgeon's office, began June 18, 2012, at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang, Indonesia.

  • Soldiers vie for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Jun 15, 2012

    Select U.S. Army-Pacific command Soldiers earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge after completing a series of qualification tests at Schofield, Barracks, Hawaii, June 5-6, 2012.

  • Eagle Scout project delivers care for wounded warriors

    Jun 15, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Planning a fundraising campaign, writing a grant request and assembling more than 100 care packages for the Warrior Transition Battalion at Schofield is no easy feat, but 13 year-old Danny Segura took the task on in his bid to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

  • Armament Dawgs: An inside look

    Jun 14, 2012

    There are hundreds of missions in the Army that require the support of aircraft. In order for those aircraft to provide that support, electrical, avionic, engine and weapon systems must be in proper working order.

  • Video: Exercise Alam Halfa 2012

    Jun 14, 2012

    U.S. and New Zealand forces train together during exercise Alam Halfa 2012, a military exercise hosted in New Zealand. The goal of the exercise is to exchange tactics and procedures, improve the defense capabilities of both nations in that part of the pacific, and pave the way for a future training relationship.

  • 8th TSC welcomes their new commander

    Jun 14, 2012

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command has a short, but imperative history, whose traditions date back to the very earliest days of our Army. Today, a new chapter has been written as Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry relinquished command of the 8th TSC to Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons on Hamilton Field at Schofield Barracks, June 13.

  • 5th BCD HOLDS CHANGE OF RESPONSIBILITY CEREMONY

    Jun 13, 2012

    The 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment held a Change of Responsibility Ceremony on June 6, 2012 at the Aloha Aina Park located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • 237th Army Birthday Ball - Daegu, South Korea

    Jun 12, 2012

    DAEGU, South Korea--Soldiers, civilians and spouses from Area IV attended the 237t h Army Birthday Ball celebration hosted by the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Hotel Inter-Burgo June 9.

  • DoDEA Director meets parents at Seoul American Elementary School

    Jun 12, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The director of Department of Defense Education Activity visited Seoul American Elementary School to meet with parents and discuss how parents could help their children stay academically engaged over the summer, June 11.

  • Class of 2012 SAHS students start new chapter of their lives

    Jun 11, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- From where can you feel the spirit of anxiety, relief, excitement and melancholy at the same time? The Seoul American High School class of 2012 of over 150 graduates had the opportunity to feel all those emotions on Commencement Day here, June 9.

  • Indonesian Army and USARPAC Conduct Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Expert Exchange

    Jun 11, 2012

    Malang, Indonesia -- In partnership with Tentara Nasional Indonesia or TNI (Indonesian Army), the US Army Pacific successfully conducted the Sixth Annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Expert Exchange (PR/DREE), 21-24 MAY12.

  • One Team! Pacific Army Week Message

    Jun 11, 2012

    This week marks the 237th birthday of America's Army. Born on Lexington Green, our Army's heritage is that of the Nation. For over 237 years our Soldiers, Families, and Army Civilians have defended America with courage and honor, and I am proud to say that this generation carries on that tradition in splendid fashion.

  • Japan's Central Readiness Force commander observes future HQ construction site at Camp Zama

    Jun 10, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June 10, 2012) -- Lt. Gen. Hiroshi Yamamoto, second from left, commanding general of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Central Readiness Force, shakes hands with Col. Ronald Rallis, U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) Headquarters, Office of Staff Judge Advocate, during his visit to USARJ headquarters June 7.

  • Monument dedicated to honor fallen heroes in Korea

    Jun 8, 2012

    Senior military officials dedicated a monument June 8, 2012, to the American troops and Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army who have died defending freedom in South Korea since the Korean War Armistice was signed.

  • Yongsan reaches new agreement with ROK Air Force unit

    Jun 8, 2012

    SEOUL AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- After going through numerous negotiations, Col. William P. Huber, garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, and Col. Kim, Ik-Hyun, base support group commander for 15th Composite Wing, signed an international Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the two units here, June 5.

  • Political do's, don'ts for civilian employees outlined

    Jun 8, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Many of us have seen media coverage of a corporal appearing onstage in military uniform at a political rally for former Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul.

  • AFAP delegate applauds, recommends volunteering

    Jun 8, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- If Heather Miles, program manager, Army Family Action Plan; Army Community Service; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, can find more delegates like Linda Lee, she will enter the 2012 AFAP with confidence.

  • CAB performs heavy lifting

    Jun 7, 2012

    Units of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade came together to execute a sling load operation on an Mi-17 helicopter in the Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, June 3. Three battalions throughout the brigade all brought unique capabilities to the mission to ensure mission success for recovering of the damaged Mi-17 aircraft.

  • Governor declares June 14th "US Army Day" in Hawaii

    Jun 7, 2012

    Governor Neil Abercrombie presents Maj. Gen. Joe Chaves, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific the State Proclamation declaring 14 June, 2012 as "US Army Day" in Hawaii. Soldiers from Headquarters and HQ Battalion, USARPAC join in the ceremony on June 7 at the Hawaii State Capitol.

  • Eighth Army signs historic agreement with ROK Army

    Jun 6, 2012

    The Eighth Army commander signed a historic agreement with the commander of the Republic of Korea Army formation that serves along the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • Johnson: Alliance crucial to U.S. shift to Asia Pacific

    Jun 5, 2012

    Eighth Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson talked about the growing importance of the Asia Pacific region during an address to the students and faculty of Sungshin Women's University in the South Korean capital.

  • Vietnam opens sites to Joint POW/MIA investigators

    Jun 5, 2012

    The Vietnamese government will open three areas to help resolve the fate of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War, DOD officials said in Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • Certifying Afghan ground maintainers

    Jun 5, 2012

    Wheeled vehicle mechanics with Headquarters Support Company, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, began certifying soldiers of the Logistics Kandak, Kandahar Air Wing, in ground maintenance at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, June 4.

  • Strong Beginnings prepares Army Childrens' strong future

    Jun 4, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Army Children often aren't able to build stable friendships because of constant moving. To support those children and to make everlasting memories for them, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Child Youth & School and Services held a graduation ceremony at the R&R Bar and Grill for Pre-Kindergarteners, who successfully finished their Strong Beginnings program, June 1.

  • US-ROK Army conduct joint ammunition retrograde operation at Jinhae

    Jun 4, 2012

    JINHAE, South Korea--Subordinate units of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and the 837th Transportation Battalion in tandem with the Republic of Korea Army Port Operation Group conducted the uploading of 1,252 twenty-foot equivalent unit containers holding pre-positioned war reserve assets at the Jinhae ROK Ammunition Pier May 31.

  • Korean War vet receives Purple Heart 60 years later

    Jun 2, 2012

    The family of the late Sgt. 1st Class (retired) Alepio Solmirin was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart medal for combat injuries he sustained during the Korean War.

  • Garrison Hawaii conserves resources while balancing mission preparedness

    Jun 1, 2012

    Oahu Natural Resources Team from U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii won both the FY2011 Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense team awards for Natural Resources Conservation.

  • Resupply ops bring critical supplies, boost morale in Afghanistan

    Jun 1, 2012

    Army flight crews conducted a critical resupply mission, May 19, 2012, to support ground forces throughout Regional Command-South in Afghanistan.

  • Army medics tackle EFMB program near Korean DMZ

    May 31, 2012

    U.S. Army medics participated in the Expert Field Medical Badge qualification course at an installation near the Korean Demilitarized Zone, in May.

  • 311th Signal Command warriors compete for "Best of the Best" title

    May 31, 2012

    Asia and Pacific Signal non-commissioned officers and Soldiers, both Active Duty and Reserve, convened in Hawaii for four grueling days of tough challenges at the 2012 "Best of the Best" 311th Signal Command (Theater) Best Warrior Competition. Since the 311th is a multi-component unit, winners go on to the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command Army, USARPAC and Army Reserve Competition.

  • Girl Scouts in Japan receive 'Good Deed' citation at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

    May 30, 2012

    Girl Scouts from an Army installation in Japan were recognized May 26, 2012, at the site of the country's largest Shinto shrine for aid they provided to children displaced by the earthquake and tsunami that struck here last year.

  • U.S. Soldiers train with Japanese counterparts on water-survival techniques

    May 30, 2012

    U.S. Soldiers at Camp Zama, Japan, conducted training earlier this month with their Japanese counterparts on a variety of water-survival techniques as part of a cooperative work program conducted here regularly.

  • Memorial Day ceremony at Yokohama War Cemetery honors fallen service members

    May 29, 2012

    "Honor" and "sacrifice" were the two words most often repeated by those who were at the Yokohama War Cemetery, May 27, 2012, during a Memorial Day ceremony that paid tribute to fallen service members.

  • Gonzalez, Conklin capture SDDC NCO and Soldier of the Year honors

    May 29, 2012

    Army transporters from three continents converged on Wheeler Army Air Field May 21-23 as the 599th Transportation Brigade hosted the 2012 Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Best Warrior Challenge.

  • Army delivers new blue force tracking system to Korea

    May 29, 2012

    The Army's next-generation friendly force tracking system that equips Soldiers with a faster satellite network, secure data encryption and advanced logistics for improved tactical communications and situational awareness has deployed to installations in Korea.

  • USARPAC motorcycle safety ride thunders across Hawaii

    May 26, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific kicked off the Army's 100 days of summer safety May 24 on historic Palm Circle with more than 250 motorcyclists from units throughout Hawaii with an 80-mile motorcycle safety ride.

  • A much needed service on Big Island provided by Tripler Occupational Health

    May 25, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Members of the Department of Occupational Health, here, traveled to the Big Island May 7-11 to provide medical assessments for government employees working there.

  • Annual hurricane exercise to begin

    May 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will conduct its annual hurricane exercise, Makani Pahili (Hawaiian for strong winds), May 29-June 7.

  • Yongsan spring cleans in anticipation of monsoon

    May 24, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan community members participated in the annual Spring Clean-Up Exercise focusing on unit, activity, troop billet areas and Family Quarters, May 14-18.

  • Aloha Center receives HFF award

    May 22, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- At the height of World War II, with the war raging at its peak, something unusual was happening near Fort Shafter. Local workers were building an oasis in the heart of the industrial munitions-production installation known as the Hawaiian Ordnance Depot.

  • US Army Pacific Memorial Day Message

    May 22, 2012

    Memorial Day is an American tradition marking the start of summer. The next 100 days represent one of the most enjoyable - and statistically dangerous -- periods of the entire year for US Army Pacific personnel, and I challenge each of you to put safety first during this summer season, whether on- or off-duty.

  • Army team begins Mount McKinley climb

    May 21, 2012

    Six instructors from Army's Northern Warfare Training Center cadre landed on the Kahiltna Glacier, Alaska, May 17, to begin a 14-to-20-day climb to the summit of Mount McKinley, also known as Denali

  • Korean students get taste of American life through Good Neighbor English Camp

    May 21, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan treated Korean high school students to a little slice of Americana during the 2012 U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor English Camp, May 13-19.

  • Eighth Army holds noncombatant evacuation exercise in Korea

    May 18, 2012

    A noncombatant evacuation exercise is being conducted on American military installations in South Korea, May 17-19, 2012.

  • KATUSA volunteers provide tutoring for children

    May 18, 2012

    KATUSAs, Korean soldiers attached to U.S. military units, from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade volunteer their time to tutor kids from the Hodongwon Children

  • Area 4 conducts the Courageous Channel exercise

    May 18, 2012

    DAEGU, South Korea - U.S. military dependents, contractors, and retirees in Area 4 participated in the Courageous Channel exercise at the Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker from May 17 to 19 as a way to practice non-combatant evacuation operations.

  • U.S. Army Alaska welcomes new commander

    May 18, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Michael X. Garrett became the 36th commander of U.S. Army Alaska in a change of command ceremony May 17 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

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