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  • 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.

  • 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.

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