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  • General: Readiness key to deterrence in Korea

    Aug 10, 2012

    The Eighth Army deputy commander for operations said readiness is the key to maintaining security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in Northeast Asia.

  • Fall photo exhibition captures life of combat service

    Aug 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- The Honolulu Museum of Art will present the contemporary photography exhibition "Courage and Strength: Portraits of Those Who Have Served," here, Sept. 6-Feb. 24, 2013.

  • Army culinary team takes first place in Okinawa's inaugural interservice cook-off

    Aug 9, 2012

    CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa (Aug. 9, 2012) -- A team of culinary specialists from the Army took first place in the inaugural island-wide, interservice cook-off held July 28 at the Field House here.

  • 8th STB senior NCOs practice senior level skills at Fort DeRussy

    Aug 9, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- No matter what level you reach as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Army, you continue to learn and grow, and units and organizations are often tasked with providing that opportunity. Command Sgt. Maj. Toese Tia, command sergeant major for the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, did just that by setting time aside for the senior NCOs of the 8th STB to grow, learn and practice the skills that they have learn throughout their career at one of the Army's oldest military reservations, Battery Randolph, part of Fort DeRussy, in Honolulu.

  • Hawaii Army National Guard test pilot ensures safe flights during Southern Accord 12

    Aug 8, 2012

    "Mahalo," or "thank you," the pilot said, after being handed a bottle of water from the rear of the aircraft. The kind nature of Hawaiian culture reinforced the unique mix of service members present at Southern Accord 12 in The Republic of Botswana, Africa.

  • Continuing support

    Aug 8, 2012

    Imagine you are part of a medevac crew and just started your 24-hour work day. A crackle of the radio causes the crew to tense as they expect to hear three words come over the radio, "MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC!" Once the call comes in, adrenaline starts pumping and now they have someone else

  • United States Army Pacific's 2012 Phillip A. Connelly Field Feeding Team Winner Announced

    Aug 8, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- No military saying may hold truer than an "Army fights on its stomach." And no military job may keep truer to the concept of a Soldier being a master of his technical craft and war than an Army cook. As the cooks of the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command field feeding team demonstrated their ability to back up every rifle with a hot meal when they won the United States Army Pacific's 2012 Phillip A. Connelly Field Feeding Team category, here, July 31.

  • Eighth Army competes in combatives tournament

    Aug 7, 2012

    The top U.S. Army Combatives fighters from South Korea took on fighters from around the world at the All Army Combatives Championship at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • 94TH AAMDC Integrated Control Element deploys to Korea

    Aug 7, 2012

    The Integrated Control Element (ICE) from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command deployed to Korea for the upcoming exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian on July 30, 2012.

  • IMCOM-Pacific region director leads town hall

    Aug 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan workforce gathered for a Town Hall hosted by Debra D. Zedalis, region director of U.S. Army's Installation Management Pacific, August 1.

  • Army leadership underscores the importance of care for Soldiers and families

    Aug 6, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (Aug. 6, 2012) -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with Madigan Healthcare System Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and toured the WTB billets July 30 as part of his visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Westphal, who is the No. 2 civilian leader in the Army, spoke on the importance of getting the warrior transition unit mission right.

  • US PACOM Commander visits CCP

    Aug 3, 2012

    Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command meets with Soldiers during a tour of the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) Contingency Command Post (CCP) at Fort Shafter, HI, Aug 1. The CCP consists of more than ninety personnel with the specific skills to provide a USARPAC forward command post capability, specifically focusing on small-scale contingencies such as supporting humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and peace operations.

  • 8th STB recommits to Webling Elementary

    Aug 3, 2012

    AIEA, Hawaii -- After summer vacation, the students of Webling Elementary School, here, packed their backpacks, and came back for another year of educational fun and learning. However, as in previous years, they won't be heading to school alone. Command teams from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, reaffirmed their commitment to Webling by re-signing the agreement between the unit and the school, July 30. This document is the "Letter of Agreement Between the U.S. Army Hawaii and the Hawaii Public Schools."

  • USARPAC commander addresses top issues for Soldiers

    Aug 3, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, addressed issues of importance for U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers in an interview July 24. Wiercinski , who has been in command of USARPAC for 16 months, discussed both Armywide and USARPAC-specific issues he feels are most important to Soldiers.

  • Army Under Secretary breaks new ground for the future of Soldiers and families

    Aug 2, 2012

    Honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal recently participate in the ground breaking ceremony for the Center Lake and Hillside Elementary schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). During his visit to the installation, Dr. Westphal also interacted with leaders, Soldiers and the civilian workforce at JBLM Garrison, I Corps, Madigan Army Medical Center, the Warrior Transition Battalion, Western Regional Medical Command, and the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). He underscored support for the positive direction of JBLM/I Corps and expressed the confidence of Army senior leadership in the JBLM leadership, and in the medical professionals at Madigan Army Medical Center; specifically expressing appreciation for their innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to patient care.

  • Expert exchange allows Experience, Expertise, and Culture

    Aug 2, 2012

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --A Subject Matter Expert Exchange, or SMEE, held July 9-13 brought a team of six public health, behavioral health and dental experts from Tripler Army Medical Center, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks and 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) together with their respective counterparts at the Malaysian Armed Forces Health Services, or MAF HS, here.

  • Soldier captures second gold medal

    Aug 1, 2012

    LONDON -- In the early hours Tuesday, Vincent Hancock of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit made Olympic history and put the U.S. over the top, temporarily, of China by winning his second gold medal in men's skeet at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

  • Keep hope alive: Camp Zama volunteers help with ongoing clean-up efforts in Tohoku

    Aug 1, 2012

    "It's just devastation; all these piles of rubble and disintegrated things were peoples' lives and possessions, and it's just gone now. [But] we have the power to help rebuild, and we are using that power now."

  • Yongsan welcomes new garrison commander

    Aug 1, 2012

    The time has come to wish farewell to an outstanding leader and embrace another as the Community gave honor and showed appreciation during a change of command ceremony here, August 2. Col. William P. Huber, outgoing garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, handed over command and its colors to Col. Michael E. Masley.

  • Eighth Army charts revolutionary mission change

    Jul 31, 2012

    The U.S. Army's top operational headquarters in Korea is charting a revolutionary mission change as the U.S. military shifts its focus to the Asia Pacific region.

  • FMWR appreciates its fans through new program

    Jul 31, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) introduced a new program in July 2012, which appreciates fans for their involvement. USAG Yongsan FMWR, which plans and organizes many different events for the Yongsan Community, are always trying to improve and change, rather than stay the same. This is to ensure that it meets the needs and desires of the Community it serves.

  • 8th TSC warrant officer gets top Army honor

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jose Rossy-Rodriguez, 8th Theater Sustainment Command's mobility support operations chief, is modest about his accomplishments and his career. Luckily for him and his unit, his boss and peers aren't quite as modest. "People abuse the term, 'constant professional,' but he really is, and our go-to guy here in the office," said Maj. Joshua Ginn, officer in charge of mobility for the 8th TSC and Rossy-Rodriguez's boss. "He is a soft-spoken man with a heavy impact on the transportation world."

  • Sgt. Joel D. Clarkson Training Support Center: Enabling soldiers to fight fiercely

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (July 27, 2012) -- soldiers, leaders and civilians were given a rare look at what is said to be one of the Army's most comprehensive and modern training facilities. The Sgt. Joel D. Clarkson Training Support Center staff hosted an open house to those on Fort Wainwright who aren't familiar with what is offered.

  • U.S. Army Chief of Engineers visits with the 130th Engineer Brigade

    Jul 31, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii--Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, the U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, visited with the 130th Engineer Brigade on July 24, to meet with the senior leadership in the brigade and receive a capabilities briefing to better understand the role of the brigade within the Pacific theater.

  • General Thurman lays emphasis on ACAP

    Jul 31, 2012

    Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding general of United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea, visited the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Transition Center and Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP), July 25.

  • Keeping Our Army Safe: CID Seeking Special Agents

    Jul 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is actively seeking qualified Soldiers with the integrity and dedication to join them to become CID special agents, while helping to keep the Army safe.

  • Tripler's Sim Center continues to support GME programs, receives ACS accreditation July 2012

    Jul 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Medical Simulation Center received its second national recognition as it was awarded the American College of Surgeons accreditation in July, here.

  • MRT Helps Soldiers Overcome Obstacles

    Jul 30, 2012

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command were educated on how to overcome obstacles in their lives by receiving Master Resiliency Training on July 26, 2012 on Fort Shafter.

  • Hawaii's completes successful 'Ikaiki' ATEX

    Jul 30, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii conducted its annual antiterrorism exercise, "Ikaika 2012," or ATEX "Ikaika," here, July 16-20.

  • Mixing Green with Blue

    Jul 30, 2012

    HONOLULU, HAWAII-- Twenty-two nations participated with more than 40 ships and submarines, over 200 aircrafts and over 25,000 personnel from the different nations in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise that started June 20 and culminates August 3.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade dedicates memorial CrossFit competition

    Jul 30, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Soldiers and officers of the 45th Sustainment Brigade gathered for a memorial CrossFit Workout of the Day, or WoD, honoring Staff Sgt. Robert Massarelli at 8th TSC's 45th Sust. Bde. CrossFit Gym, July 16, here.

  • Carter thanks American troops in South Korea

    Jul 27, 2012

    The U.S. deputy defense secretary wrapped up a 10-day trip to the Asia Pacific region July 26, 2012, by meeting with U.S. troops in South Korea.

  • Deputy Defense Secretary visits Camp Humphreys, thanks troops

    Jul 27, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea, -- Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter got a close look at Camp Humphreys and spoke to more than 300 U.S. Army and Air Force members, here, during his visit to the garrison, July 26.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general visits Japan Engineer District

    Jul 27, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), made his first visit to Japan July 18-20. A stop in Japan allowed him to witness how USACE is contributing to stability and security in the Pacific through the work accomplished by the approximately 320 district members.

  • US Army Pacific urges vigilance during antiterrorism awareness month

    Jul 27, 2012

    The Army's senior leadership has proclaimed August 2012 as the Army's Antiterrorism (AT) Awareness Month. This is of special significance as we approach the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. With our recent successes against our enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan, enhancing our Soldiers, Civilians, and Family Members' understanding of the nature of terrorism and the potential for retaliatory terrorist attacks on army installations, stand-alone facilities and units is critical to our defense.

  • Tripler's staff care for mock casualties during MASCAL exercise Operation Chianti

    Jul 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- As part of the U.S. Navy's Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC, Tripler Army Medical Center participated in a joint-service mass casualty exercise, Operation Chianti, here, July 20.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club rallies PRMC staff to support local youth at annual track, field event

    Jul 26, 2012

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Members of Pacific Regional Medical Command's Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, or SAMC, pride themselves on their personal concern for the needs and welfare of Soldiers and their families. Because of this pride, club members spend a great deal of time volunteering. For the second year, the club assisted with recruiting volunteers from PRMC to participate and support the annual Oahu Hershey Track and Field Meet that took place June 30 at Leilehua High School, here.

  • Schofield Barracks' health clinic welcomes pain specialists for increased access to care

    Jul 26, 2012

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks presented its new Interdisciplinary Pain Management Clinic, or IPMC, to the post during an open house, July 17, here.

  • Army Now - U.S. and Japanese Soldiers take part in earthquake training

    Jul 25, 2012

    U.S. and Japanese Soldiers take part in earthquake training during Exercise Rescue 2012.

  • Joint Exercise Rescue-24

    Jul 25, 2012

    U.S. Army Japan (USAR-J) and U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) forces participated in the first bilateral Joint Exercise Rescue-24 with Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces at Camp Asaka, Japan 17-20 July, 2012.

  • Col. Sheila Bryant takes command

    Jul 25, 2012

    With the beautiful East China Sea in the background the 10th Regional Support Group held a change of command ceremony on Tuesday at the landing zone on Torii Station.

  • Yongsan Family Fun Park renovations complete

    Jul 24, 2012

    Renovations were conducted on the family fun park located here on South Post. According to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Business Programs chief Ronald J. Buss, the result of the renovation was an improved facility with longer hours of operation.

  • Yongsan-gu KAFC strengthens ROK-U.S. alliance

    Jul 24, 2012

    On behalf of Servicemembers, Families and Civilians on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and Yongsan-gu citizens, members of Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council gathered to highlight their efforts to strengthen the ROK- U.S. alliance at the Dragon Hill Lodge, July 24.

  • Back to back

    Jul 24, 2012

    For most Army aviation deployments, Aviation brigades spend approximately one year down range, return home, wait the appointed dwell time standard, then redeploy to a different combat zone. This was not the case for one Army National Guard unit, whose year-long deployment has been a wild ride.

  • Paratrooper spouses play Army

    Jul 24, 2012

    Army spouses with the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division create new relationships and strengthen bonds with a day of paratrooper training at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska.

  • New commander to lead HHC Yongsan

    Jul 23, 2012

    It was a bittersweet moment for Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company as they held a change of command ceremony here, July 20. Soldiers of HHC stood in formation as the company guidon was passed from outgoing commander Capt. Peter D. Cha to the incoming Capt. Vladislav Silayev.

  • Lt. Gen. Bostick receives Korean name

    Jul 23, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and 53rd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, was conferred with a Korean name July 16, 2012 during a ceremony at the Korea Ministry of National Defense.

  • Corps of Engineers commander tours Far East District's multi-billion dollar project

    Jul 23, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District welcomed Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and chief of Engineers, on his first visit to South Korea, July 16-17, 2012.

  • Signal Soldier skydives to celebrate reenlistment

    Jul 23, 2012

    MOKULEIA, Hawaii -- "I've gotta do this again!" Spc. Travis Anderson exclaimed as his parachute drifted to the ground behind him, excited eyes confirming his words were true and that he has a shot at earning his wings in airborne school. Anderson, an intelligence analyst assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), raised his right hand and reenlisted in the Army for six years at Dillingham Airfield, July 16. Anderson, his wife Sara and four other Soldiers celebrated his decision by skydiving tandem with a local skydiving company.

  • National Night Out is Aug. 7

    Jul 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- Residents can celebrate Annual National Night Out with Island Palm Communities, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and the Directorate of Emergency Services, 4-7 p.m, Aug. 7, at IPC's Kalakaua Community Center.

  • USAG-HI says aloha to leaders

    Jul 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has a new commander and new command sergeant major.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Japan welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jul 21, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 21, 2012) -- Command Sgt. Maj. Katrina M. Najee assumed responsibility as the senior noncommissioned officer of U.S. Army Garrison Japan during a ceremony held July 20 at the Music Theater Workshop here.

  • Japanese service members tour Army installation with U.S. counterparts

    Jul 21, 2012

    YOKOHAMA NORTH DOCK, Japan (July 21, 2012) -- Nine members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force took part in a one-day tour July 13 at Yokohama North Dock to learn about the U.S. Army Japan facility and the mission there.

  • Garrison commander gets hearty farewell from KAFC

    Jul 20, 2012

    Mayor Hong, Mi-young of Bupyeong-gu and the staff of Bupyeong-gu Korean American Friendship Council (KAFC) visited U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Yongsan for a farewell luncheon with Col. William P. Huber, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan, at Sables restaurant in the Dragon Hill Lodge, July 17.

  • Eighth Army urges caution during monsoon season

    Jul 20, 2012

    Eighth Army officials are encouraging extra caution during the soggy monsoon season in South Korea.

  • 68th anniversary of the liberation of Guam

    Jul 20, 2012

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) honored the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Guam during an Army wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., July 17.

  • Army Today - Army leaders meet in Australia for the Pacific area military symposium

    Jul 20, 2012

    Army leaders from 27 countries meet in Australia for the Pacific area military symposium.

  • New Motorcycle Safety PSA Released

    Jul 20, 2012

    Here's a motorcycle safety public service announcement for you to put into your safety program. Produced by the video pros at the U.S. Army combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, this is 'the good stuff' that gets the attention of motorcycle riders. It features REAL riders talking about their love of motorcycles and how they stay safe. Download it and put it to work for you today!

  • Running amuck on hills and trails, trials set by fitness center staff

    Jul 20, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (July 20, 2012) -- Fort Wainwright soldiers, family members and civilians took part in the I-Run-Amuck Obstacle-Mud Run, a 3.5 mile challenge on Birch Hill Ski and Snowboard area, July 14. More than 150 participants turned out for the event, Steve Tate, Physical Fitness Center manager said. Tate credited Heidi Watkins, fitness coordinator, for the creation of the course.

  • Education Fair offers opportunities, service to service members, families

    Jul 20, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (July 20, 2012) -- Fort Wainwright's Education Center hosted an outside education fair last week under a large tent set up just outside the doors of the post library. The five-hour-long event started at 10 a.m. and was open to all military personnel, families, DoD civilians and retirees, providing a multitude of opportunities for support in planning their educational goals.

  • Army Chief says cooperation key to stability in Pacific

    Jul 19, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Raymond Odierno addressed over 100 Army delegates from 27 nations at the Pacific Armies Management Seminar July 18.

  • "One Voice" Training at 311th binds multi-compo command

    Jul 19, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- What is the glue that holds together a multi-component unit? The Active Component, Reserve and Active Guard Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 311th Signal Command (Theater) found out last weekend that together, they are that glue. About 200 Soldiers from the three components convened and worked together at the unit's first "One Voice training" which included a discussion panel and several teambuilding exercises at Fort Shafter and Tripler Army Medical Center July 14.

  • New certification paths announced for Hawaii school administrators

    Jul 19, 2012

    HONOLULU -- The Hawaii State Department of Education, or DOE, in collaboration with Chaminade University, has announced a new program aimed at creating an alternative pathway to certification for school administrators.

  • Families feel affects of bus route cuts

    Jul 19, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Many concerns are still prevalent among military parents regarding the recent cutbacks on school bus routes.

  • USAG-HI hosts realistic antiterrorism scenarios, July 19-20

    Jul 19, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii conducts its annual antiterrorism exercise, or ATEX "Ikaika 2012," here, and on Wheeler Army Airfield, July 19-20.

  • Odierno meets with, addresses Pacific-region army leaders at 36th Pacific Armies Management Seminar

    Jul 18, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and senior Army personnel from 27 Pacific nations attended the 36th Pacific Armies Management Seminar, July 18, 2012, in Canberra, Australia.

  • Odierno meets with, addresses Pacific-region army leaders

    Jul 18, 2012

    Building partnerships with the armies of Asian and Pacific nations is the focus of Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno's trip through Australia and Thailand.

  • 36th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS)

    Jul 18, 2012

  • Odierno visits Australian War Memorial

    Jul 18, 2012

  • Area I has new top leadership

    Jul 18, 2012

    At Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu July 13, a color guard takes position during a ceremony in which Col. John M. Scott assumed command of the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I, replacing Col. Hank Dodge, who moves to a new assignment. Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hatfield became the garrison's new top senior enlisted leader, replacing Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, who is retiring after 28 years in the Army. The 2nd Infantry Division Band provided music for the ceremony, which was held inside the Camp Red Cloud Fitness Center.

  • Camp Zama kicks off first full-scale exercise with downed aircraft scenario

    Jul 17, 2012

    Rescue workers responded to a mock scenario at Camp Zama, Japan, July 16, 2012, involving a downed aircraft and several injured personnel on the first day of a full-scale exercise, the first of its kind to be held on the installation.

  • U.S., Korean Soldiers to train together at NCO academy

    Jul 16, 2012

    U.S. and Republic of Korea Army noncommissioned officers will soon train together at the Eighth Army Wightman NCO Academy at Camp Jackson, South Korea.

  • Pacific Armies meet in Canberra

    Jul 16, 2012

    Senior Army personnel from 27 Pacific nations are developing relationships and exchanging views during the 36th Pacific Armies Management Seminar in Australia's capital this week.

  • Eighth Army revamps command sponsorship process

    Jul 16, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army revamped its Command Sponsorship Program to make it a simpler and more streamlined process focused on assisting Soldiers and families with command sponsorship to South Korea.

  • US State Department thanks Troops in Korea for service in Afghanistan

    Jul 13, 2012

    A senior leader with the U.S. Department of State made a trip to thank troops stationed in Korea who previously served in Afghanistan, July 11. Marc Grossman, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, dined with Korean and U.S. Soldiers at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to remind them of the importance of the ROK-U.S. alliance.

  • KATUSA surpasses all military expectations

    Jul 13, 2012

    Korean Augmentation to the United States Army soldiers, also known as KATUSAs, are conscripted citizens who, by obligation, put their lives on pause to serve their country.

  • 196th Infantry Brigade change of command

    Jul 13, 2012

    Col. Michael J. Forsyth took command of the 196th Infantry Brigade July 11 from Col. Jack K. Pritchard at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter.

  • Shwedo takes command of U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa, Hawaii

    Jul 13, 2012

    Lt. Col. Eric P. Shwedo took command of U.S. Army Garrison, Pōhakuloa on July 10 during a brief ceremony here. Shwedo succeeds Lt. Col. Rolland C. Niles who commanded the garrison for two years. Niles leaves Hawaii for Fort Hood, Texas where he will work as the Fire Support Coordinator for III Corps. The ceremony also featured the assumption of responsibility for the garrison by Command. Sgt. Maj. Alan D. Higgs.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa police complete Taser training

    Jul 13, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Pōhakuloa's Department of the Army Police force became the first Army police department in Hawaii to be certified to use the Taser when it completed training on June 29. The Taser training was the culmination of three-days of training that included active shooter training and exercises as well as radar and Lidar training.

  • "Sappers in" 130th Engineer Brigade passes the guidon

    Jul 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Soldiers and families of the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, held a change of command ceremony at Hamilton Field on Schofield Barracks, July 11. This marks a historic milestone as Col. Jeffery Milhorn relinquished command to Col. Diana Holland, making her the first female to command an active component engineer brigade. Milhorn took command of the brigade upon redeployment taking the task of rebuilding training management, maintenance, and command supply discipline systems.

  • Wolf Pack Soldiers provide aide to Vietnam

    Jul 13, 2012

    For its third straight year, the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command gave its support to Operation Pacific Angel.

  • 8th TSC Soldier prepares for Department of the Army Soldier of the Year Competition

    Jul 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- If someone asked Pfc. Jose Figueroa the USARPAC Soldier of the year, 23 months young in the Army, what set him above his competition, he wouldn't tell you, he would show you. Defined by a quiet professionalism, not military specialty or rank, Figueroa, an equipment parts and record specialist Soldier from the 536th Support Maintenance Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, outpaced his competitors in the Army Physical Fitness Test, he demonstrated superior knowledge during warrior tasks, and displayed unmatched confidence in the Army boards.

  • Army gives Royal Canadian Navy subs sight

    Jul 12, 2012

    When members of the Royal Canadian Navy learned they would be working closely with American forces participating in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, or RIMPAC, they didn't anticipate that it would be the U.S. Army. Soldiers of the 605th Transportation Detachment, 545th Transportation Company, 524th Combat Service Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, employed the unique capabilities of the Army's logistical support vessel (LSV) in a joint sonar exercise Monday, July 9, with the crew of the Royal Canadian Navy' HMCS Victoria, a Victoria-class submarine. The joint exercise marked the first sonar-sea test for the recently fielded sub.

  • Fort Wainwright chaplains celebrate anniversary by serving Soldiers, Families

    Jul 12, 2012

    Chaplain picnic

  • HHC org day is more like family picnic

    Jul 12, 2012

    BELLOWS AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- "The [Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command] is a family, and days like this gives us a chance to show it." This statement said by Capt. Kristin Tashma, commander of the HHC, 8th STB, summed up the feelings of the first, but not the last, Tashma added, HHC, 8th STB organizational day held at Bellows Air Force Base, July 6.

  • Torii Station to hold first farmers market

    Jul 11, 2012

    Torii Station in Okinawa, Japan, will hold its first ever farmers market, July 13, 2012, offering fresh produce grown on the installation by local farmers.

  • Garrison Leaders visit Samsung Digital City

    Jul 11, 2012

    Members of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan toured Samsung Digital City in Suwon, July 10. The tour gave leaders, including Col. William P. Huber, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan, the opportunity to study the birthplace of Samsung Electronics, which was responsible for a large amount of the research conducted by the highly successful global electronics brand.

  • Camp Humphreys welcomes new commander

    Jul 11, 2012

    Soldiers, civilians and Family members welcomed the United States Army Garrison Humphreys' new commander, Col. Darin S. Conkright, during a ceremony, here, July 11.

  • Hawaii Soldiers welcome Singapore Army, prepare for Tiger Balm 2012

    Jul 11, 2012

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, the Oregon Army National Guard and the Hawaii Army National Guard, welcomed Singapore Army soldiers to Hawaii during the opening ceremony for Tiger Balm 2012 at the Hawaii National Guard Training Institute, Waimanalo, Hawaii, on July 10.

  • From refugee to American Soldier

    Jul 11, 2012

    Despite a tragic and harrowing journey out of war torn Liberia in his youth, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Samuel Banks considers himself blessed.

  • 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.

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