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  • U.S., South Korea prepared to deter aggression

    Apr 12, 2011

    The South Korean and U.S. militaries are well prepared to defend South Korea should North Korean provocations continue, the top U.S. military commander posted in the region told Congress today.

  • Guam Soldiers team up to hone combat life saver skills at Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the Guam National Guard worked shoulder-to-shoulder with U.S. Navy corpsmen to teach Combat Life Saver techniques to members of the Armed Forces Philippines April 8 as a part of Balikatan 2011.

  • Forces find gift of giving 'humbling' during Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    United States servicemembers joined members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in making donations to four villages in the Tarlac region of the Philippines, April 8, as a matter of good will during exercise Balikatan 2011.

  • 2nd ID commander visits Soldiers in Philippines

    Apr 12, 2011

    PAMPANGA, Philippines - Second Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker visited troops from the division's 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment participating in Balikatan 2011 in the Republic of the Philippines.

  • US, Philippine forces train military working dogs during Balikatan

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. servicemembers exchanged K-9 training methods with troops from the Armed Force of the Philippines April 7 during exercise Balikatan 2011, an annual training and humanitarian assistance exercise between the U.S. and Philippines being held April 5-15.

  • U.S. military remains ready to help Japan

    Apr 11, 2011

    The U.S. military remains ready to help Japan, even as it has repositioned many assets since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake marked a chain of disasters there one month ago, military officials said.

  • Cobra blood a winning recipe for survival training at Balikatan

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. Soldiers and Marines conducted jungle survival training April 6, as part of Balikatan 2011 in the Philippines, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

  • Joint weapons training at Clark Field

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. Marines from Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, familiarized members of the Philippine Air Force with weapons in the United States arsenal April 7 in support of Balikatan 2011.

  • Ceremony honors Bataan Death March sufferers, survivors

    Apr 11, 2011

    Distinguished visitors, servicemembers, veterans and members of the community attended a wreath-laying ceremony here to remember the Bataan Death March and honor World War II veterans from the Philippines, United States, and allied nations.

  • Government Shutdown

    Apr 8, 2011

    Government Shutdown

  • SFAC director honored for small business program

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors outstanding small business owners, entrepreneurs and advocates who demonstrate the business acumen, tenacity and achievement, particularly in the face of adversity, to excel in their industry.

  • ECC ready to assist with the Operation Tomodachi mission

    Apr 8, 2011

    Life after an earthquake, a tsunami and currently dealing with the threat of radiation from damaged nuclear plants has left those on the East Asian island of Japan searching for answers. Expeditionary Contracting Command Soldiers and civilian are among the many providing support to those affected by the devastation.

  • Balikatan participants bring joy to Philippine orphanage

    Apr 7, 2011

    Smiling faces were everywhere and laughter was heard throughout the Shepherd of the Hill Orphanage as troops participating in Balikatan 2011 visited children to hand out clothing and toys during a outreach event at San Antonio, Zabales, Philippines.

  • Army Reserve Chaplain Detachment ready to deploy

    Apr 7, 2011

    Friends, families and fellow Soldiers gathered, here, Sunday, to honor the U.S. Army Reserve 9th Mission Support Command's 124th Chaplain Detachment in a small, intimate deployment ceremony.

  • Dignitaries attend Balikatan 2011 opening ceremony

    Apr 7, 2011

    U.S. military service members, Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel and distinguished visitors gathered April 5 for the opening ceremony of Exercise Balikatan 2011 at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo. Balikatan is an annual AFP- and U.S.-sponsored joint exercise celebrating its 27th iteration since inception in 1981. Distinguished visitors and representatives from various media outlets attended the ceremony to honor the event.

  • Balikatan 2011 kicks off in Philippines for bilateral training

    Apr 7, 2011

    Servicemembers from the Republic of the Philippines and the U.S. military participated in the Exercise Balikatan 2011 opening ceremony April 5 at Camp Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City, Philippines.

  • Celebrating Month of the Military Child: Raising strong kids year round

    Apr 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army first observed the Month of the Military Child in 1986, to honor the youngest members of the Army community.

  • U.S., Philippine teams offer free medical care during Balikatan

    Apr 5, 2011

    Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States servicemembers teamed together to provide free medical services to a community in the Philippines during Balikatan 2011.

  • Women's History Month Celebration

    Apr 5, 2011

    The 501st Special Troops Battalion hosted a Women's History Month celebration at the Evergreen Club on Camp Walker, South Korea Mar. 31, 2011. The 501st STB hosted the celebration to help create awareness within the Daegu enclave about the significant roles women have played in history.

  • Veterinary support helps Philippine towns during Balikatan

    Apr 5, 2011

    Members of the U.S. military, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine Department of Agriculture, and local volunteers worked together March 28-29, during a veterinary civic action project in San Antonio, Philippines.

  • IMCOM expanding Army Substance Abuse Program workforce

    Apr 5, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. - In this unprecedented era of persistent conflict, the risk for substance abuse among our Soldiers and their Families has never been greater.

  • US Army Pacific unit goes wireless during exercise

    Apr 4, 2011

    The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post went wireless March 28, during its certification exercise, or CERTEX, at Clark Air Base, Philippines.

  • Convoy Training Develops Leaders, Instills Confidence in Soldiers

    Apr 4, 2011

    The successful execution of convoys is critical to ensuring Soldiers get the supplies they need. Soldiers of the 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion trained on this task, and how to defend themselves, during recent training near the Korean DMZ.

  • Reservists, veterans recreate historic WWII scene

    Apr 4, 2011

    Sixty-eight years has passed since the day when thousands of Japanese-American volunteers in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team gathered at Iolani Palace, Hawaii, before being shipped off to World War II.

  • Team 6 bids farewell to 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski commander of U.S. Army Pacific and USARPAC Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Leota bid farewell to 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii March 31.

  • Soldier returns home to help others at Balikatan 2011

    Apr 1, 2011

    Born in Bulacan Province, Philippines, and raised on a farm, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marie Lanoza returned to her homeland in March to participate in Balikatan 2011, a military exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States military.

  • USARPAC CCP goes to exercise Balikatan 2011

    Mar 30, 2011

    The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post prepares to leave for the Republic of the Philippines to participate in exercise Balikatan 2011. The goal of the exercises is to maintain military readiness through training and relationship-building between the two countries. The USARPAC CCP is a scalable command post designed to rapidly deploy.

  • Alaska mechanics help update Army repair manual

    Mar 30, 2011

    Two U.S. Army Alaska mechanics discover a critical omission in an Army technical manual that triggers corrective action at the Department of the Army level.

  • DoD announces stationing of two Combat Aviation Brigades

    Mar 30, 2011

    The Department of Defense announced today the stationing of two Army combat aviation brigades.

  • Balikatan to team US Soldiers with Filipino troops

    Mar 30, 2011

    Eighth Army will deploy about 500 Soldiers from Korea to the Philippines to participate with about 6,000 U.S. troops in the exercise Balikatan, April 5-15.

  • Black Hawks Fly To Help Japan

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Black Hawks have long been viewed as "freedom flyers" in countries where the Army uses utility helicopters for medical, search and rescue, transport and combat missions in support of troops on the ground. But since the March 11 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, two of those "freedom flyers" have become symbolic with emergency assistance to this nation's people, who have been crushed by the two overwhelming natural disasters.

  • Combat camera takes the spotlight during Balikatan 2011

    Mar 29, 2011

    Service members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the United States military received training in basic camera operation and graphic design during Balikatan 2011

  • Leaders learn cold weather skills

    Mar 29, 2011

    The Army's Northern Warfare Training Center in Alaska shows leaders "what right looks like" in cold weather operations.

  • Philippine, US forces team up for medical, dental assistance

    Mar 29, 2011

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from both the Armed Forces of the Republic of the Philippines and the U.S. military participated in a medical and dental civic action program at Babancal Elementary School in Zambales province.

  • Alaska MPs head to Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2011

    Soldiers of the 164th Military Police leave Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 22 for a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan

  • USAG-HI conducts aviation noise, cultural impacts research

    Mar 29, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be conducting research on aviation noise and potential natural and cultural resource impacts, March 21-April 1, at the Pohakuloa Training Area and three proposed landing zones in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve, on the Big Island.

  • Soldiers help open runways at Sendai International

    Mar 29, 2011

    U.S. servicemembers have been working jointly and around the clock with Japanese Self-Defense Forces since mid-March to help the nation get back on its feet following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami here.

  • How the Army keeps rolling along

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Wainwright's transportation office supports the 1st Stryker Brigade, 25th Infantry Division in the unit's efforts to successfully deploy approximately 4,000 Soldiers and their equipment across thousands of miles of land, air and sea from Fort Wainwright to Fort Irwin, Calif., and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Soldiers battle cold at Army's northern warfare school

    Mar 25, 2011

    Soldiers at The Northern Warfare Training Center at Black Rapids Training Site south of Fort Greely, Alaska, learn how to survive, maneuver and fight in the these extreme conditions.

  • Army to celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Mar 24, 2011

    During April, U.S. military installations around the globe will recognize the contributions and sacrifices that servicemembers' sons and daughters make daily.

  • AFP, US Balikatan participants build schools and friendships during exercise

    Mar 23, 2011

    The two schools need additional classroom space due to their increasing student populations. Members of both the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. armed forces are doing the construction as part of Balikatan 2011.

  • Logistics Task Force 35 sets up HA/DR supply center

    Mar 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Japan's Logistics Task Force 35 set up operations at Sendai Airport March 23. Among the equipment put in place was a satellite dish to ensure ease of communications. The disaster relief center will distribute supplies for the evacuations facilities near the Tohoku area to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force. The JGSDF will further distribute those supplies to people who need them.

  • Philippine, US forces collaborate to build classrooms for elementary school

    Mar 22, 2011

    Soldiers from the United States and Armed Forces of the Philippines are teaming up to add new classrooms to Topes Elementary School in Zambales Province, Philippines.

  • Operation Tomodachi

    Mar 22, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., commander of U.S. Army Japan discusses USARJ humanitarian aid and disaster relief assistance with Japan Ground Self Defense Force officials March 15.

  • Kaena Point: Off-roading threatens fragile ecosystem

    Mar 22, 2011

    KAENA POINT STATE PARK, Hawaii - Navigating the pristine trails, here, which are dotted with native vegetation, offers an "a-ha" Hawaii nature experience.

  • Army's first smart-charging micro grid unveiled

    Mar 22, 2011

    In efforts to provide a clean source of "green" power and control nearly any source of electrical power within an existing grid, Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, hosted a formal maile lei untying and demonstration of the Army's first-ever smart-charging micro grid, Friday, outside the garrison headquarters, here.

  • Eye on the tsunami

    Mar 22, 2011

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Left to right, Dan Brown, district chief, Federal Fire Department, Hawaii; George Crowder, prevention chief; and Gayland Enriques, deputy chief, monitor the tsunami as it hits Oahu, March 11.

  • The 27th Annual Army Family Action Plan Conference identifies 16 new quality-of-life issues

    Mar 22, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Earlier this month, I discussed the progress we made resolving 17 of 40 quality-of-life issues at the AFAP General Officer Steering Committee held in February.

  • Eighth Army unit to deploy to Philippines for exercise

    Mar 22, 2011

    Eighth Army will deploy approximately 500 Soldiers to the Republic of the Philippines to participate in the Balikatan 2011 exercise, April 5 - 15.

  • Lewis-McChord assists family members back from Japan

    Mar 22, 2011

    An influx of people arriving this week at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from the earthquake and tsunami-ravaged country of Japan have prompted a multi-agency response by the federal government.

  • Water Drop

    Mar 22, 2011

    U.S. Army Japan and I Corps Forward as well as personnel from the Navy, Air Force and Marine personnel and the Japan Self Defense Force work together to transport and unload 25,000 cases of water to be delivered to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11.

  • 35th CSSB deployment to Sendai

    Mar 22, 2011

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Japan and the 10th Support Group join forces to distribute supplies and relief to the victims of Japan's horrendous earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country March 11.

  • Wiercinski returns to Hawaii, assumes command of USARPAC

    Mar 21, 2011

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli passed command of U.S. Army Pacific from Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon to Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski during a change of command ceremony March 21, on historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • USARPAC Soldiers support Operation Tomodachi

    Mar 20, 2011

    About 30 10th Support Group Soldiers deployed from Torii Station, Japan, to provide humanitarian aid to the citizens of Japan after an earthquake and tsunami crippled the country on March 11.

  • Military family members arrive in Seattle from Japan

    Mar 20, 2011

    About 200 military family members arrived March 19, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Wash., after leaving Japan voluntarily, U.S. Army North officials said. The family members left Yokota Air Base, Japan, aboard a government-chartered airplane.

  • U.S. Army Alaska commander earns second star

    Mar 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Alaska's commanding general earns his second star in a March 18 ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Helping Japan is Pacific Command's top priority

    Mar 18, 2011

    U.S. forces in Japan are engaged in one of the biggest natural and manmade disasters of a lifetime, Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard said March 17. Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, spoke over the phone from Hawaii to the Pentagon press corps about what the U.S. military is doing to help the Japanese Self-Defense Force respond to the disaster caused by the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear emergency.

  • Japan-based military Families remain top concern

    Mar 18, 2011

    Defense Department officials are taking Aca,!A"proactive, deliberateAca,!A? steps to stay ahead of the changing conditions in Japan, while keeping the safety and well being of military Families there always in mind, a DOD official said March 18.

  • Wainwright Soldier earns Outstanding Military Musician Award

    Mar 17, 2011

    The U.S. military has stepped up to recognize musical excellence in its ranks with the Col. Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award and a U.S. Army Alaska Soldier is one of the first to receive the honor.

  • Pundakit Integrated School ground breaking and classroom construction

    Mar 17, 2011

    The Pundakit Integrated school poses for the groundbreaking ceremony and construction of the schools, during exercise Balikatan in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines on March 11, 2011.

  • Gates authorizes humanitarian funds for Japan, voluntary evacuation of Honshu families

    Mar 17, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has authorized up to $35 million in initial Defense Department funds for humanitarian aid to Japan, and to pay for the voluntary departure of eligible family members from the island Honshu to the designated "safe haven" of the United States.

  • Engineer Company completes wall for Republic of Philippines elementary school

    Mar 16, 2011

    U.S. Army Soldiers from the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command continue constructing an additional classroom at Angel C. Manglicmot Memorial Elementary School, Zambales Province, Republic of the Philippines on March 14 during Balikatan 2011.

  • U.S. Army Japan palletizes relief supplies

    Mar 16, 2011

    Employees with the Army's Department of Logistics on Camp Kinser, Japan, prepared nine pallets containing 5,000 blankets and 500 sleeping bags for delivery to Sendai, Japan, in an effort to help victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

  • U.S. Army Japan heads to Sendai

    Mar 16, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., commander of U.S. Army Japan, visited Sendai, Japan, March 15 to discuss of U.S. Army Japan assistance to humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts.

  • US ambassador issues message to Americans in Japan

    Mar 16, 2011

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos today issued a message to Americans living there to bring them up to date on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation last week.

  • The 27th annual Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committee resolves 17 quality-of-li

    Mar 15, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- I often say you can read about history or make history. This year, the voices of Soldiers, Civilians and Families that have contributed to the Army Family Action Plan process were heard and history was made at the recent AFAP General Officer Steering Committee held the first week of February.

  • Official notes readiness challenges in Pacific

    Mar 15, 2011

    The U.S. military response following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan highlights the importance of a forward troop presence in the region, a senior defense official told Congress March 15. Michael Schiffer, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, testified today before the House Armed Services Committee's readiness subcommittee on long-term challenges in the Pacific region. "Our forward presence in Japan and throughout the Asia-Pacific region has allowed us to respond to Japan's urgent needs quickly," Schiffer said.

  • USARPAC civilian employees honored for service excellence

    Mar 14, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific held its first annual Army Civilian Recognition awards program, recognizing civilian service excellence.

  • Police, security guards keep the community, installations safe

    Mar 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Department of the Army security guards and DA civilian police do more than just check ID cards and wave cars through the gates on installations in Hawaii.

  • USAG-HI provides cultural resource update at Makua

    Mar 14, 2011

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii representatives and environmental officials reviewed cultural resource guidelines and annual findings concerning cultural preservation at Makua Military Reservation, Feb. 24, here.

  • Education Front: Survey studies on-post schools for possible facility upgrades

    Mar 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On-post schools throughout U.S. Army-Hawaii currently are being surveyed for facility improvements.

  • Army ready to help after earthquake, tsunami in Japan

    Mar 14, 2011

    In response to the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, March 11, U.S. Army Japan/1st Corps Forward has activated its Emergency Operations Center and is mobilizing a disaster assessment team.

  • Joint Medical Blast Injury Symposium held in Sri Lanka

    Mar 11, 2011

    The 2011 Joint Medical Blast Injury Symposium was held Feb. 15- 17 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, as part of a medical exchange program to enhance cooperation across nations. Sri Lankan Armed Forces partnered with U.S. Army Central and U.S. Army Pacific to conduct a subject matter exchange on managing the effects of blast injuries.

  • Stryker Vehicles Decontaminated at Osan Air Base

    Mar 11, 2011

    While some were sleeping, members of 501st Sustainment Brigade were working to stop the spread of hoof and mouth disease.

  • Alaska paratrooper awarded for valor

    Mar 10, 2011

    Alaska paratrooper recognized for valor in Afghanistan combat.

  • A homecoming, Alaska style

    Mar 10, 2011

    Anchorage welcomes the 23rd Engineer Company back from Afghanistan with an only-in-Alaska experience during the city's premier winter festival.

  • Airborne Soldiers vie for Expert Infantry Badge

    Mar 10, 2011

    Soldiers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson received training Feb. 22-24, to prepare to test for the Expert Infantry Badge. The EIB represents the understanding of basic infantry tasks, according to Staff Sgt. Ian McGlocklyn, an infantry Soldier with Company A, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, and an EIB training instructor.

  • Alaska MPs drill on convoy security

    Mar 10, 2011

    Soldiers of the 164th Military Police Company prepared for a deployment to Afghanistan this spring with a convoy live fire exercise from Feb. 22 to March 4. The training aimed to improve high-payoff deployment skills by testing troop leading procedures, battle drills, and convoy operations.

  • 551st ICTC Trains in Hills of Korea

    Mar 10, 2011

    Soldiers of the 551st Inland Cargo Transfer Company, a subordinate element of 501st Sustainment Brigade, train in the hills near Busan, South Korea.

  • Exercise Key Resolve 2011 wraps up in South Korea

    Mar 9, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Exercise Key Resolve came to an end March 10 following two weeks of training around the Korean Peninsula.

  • Exercise Foal Eagle 2011 in Full Swing

    Mar 9, 2011

    Soldiers of 501st Sustainment Brigade participate in Exercise Foal Eagle 2011.

  • 9th MSC Soldiers stand ready

    Mar 8, 2011

    More than 1,100 Army Reservists from the 9th Mission Support Command gathered at Fort Shafter Flats to participate in the second annual Oahu Consolidated Soldier Readiness Processing, March 4-6.

  • Military chefs soup up skills at culinary competition

    Mar 8, 2011

    It's not likely what's being cooked up at Fort Lee, Va., will ever show up on the menu in a Dining Facility downrange, but the Soldiers manning the skillets there will go, and when they do, they'll take with them the skills they've demonstrated here.

  • Army, state continue collaboration to protect, save history

    Mar 7, 2011

    HONOLULU - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii command representatives and environmental officials met with the State Historic Preservation Division, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and National Parks Service representatives for the first time in 2011, Feb. 16, to review and discuss future programs for the protection of historic properties.

  • AER campaign helps the Army take care of its own

    Mar 7, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign, here, kicked off Tuesday, and will continue through May 15.

  • Participation vital, needed in COLA survey

    Mar 7, 2011

    HONOLULU - Military personnel in Hawaii have an opportunity to affect their paychecks this year by participating in a Cost of Living Allowance Living Pattern Survey, or LPS.

  • Survivor Outreach Services: Supporting Survivors and honoring Soldiers

    Mar 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- I commanded the 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Ga., as part of the surge in Iraq in 2007-8.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team cases colors during deployment ceremony

    Mar 4, 2011

    A deployment ceremony for Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was held March 4 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, U.S. Army Pacific commander spoke to Soldiers and Families gathered at Sills Field. The more than 3,200 Soldiers of the 3rd BCT "Broncos" will deploy to Afghanistan soon. Commander of the 3rd BCT is Col. Richard Kim.

  • Wainwright officials explain COLA policies during deployments

    Mar 4, 2011

    With many Fort Wainwright Soldiers deploying this year, Wainwright finance officials and rear detachment commanders are working to ensure Soldiers and families have a clear understanding of how their COLA allowance will be affected by the choices family members make about where to live and how long to travel during their Soldier's deployment.

  • Full Spectrum Operations' battle drills, plans aim to save lives

    Mar 4, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - Sounds of small arms fire pierced the brisk, heavy late evening air as defensive forces inside U.S. Army installations here braced themselves to withstand simultaneous coordinated attacks on all access control point gates throughout Warrior Country - a situation that made for an intense exercise.

  • U.S. Army Pacific announces top journalists

    Mar 3, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific selected its best military and civilian journalists and broadcasters during the 2010 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware journalism competition. The USARPAC competition garnered more than 40 entries in 10 categories from journalists assigned to commands in Hawaii, Alaska and Japan, including several Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • CAB aviators train while preserving cultural treasures in Makua Valley

    Mar 2, 2011

    Soldiers from 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), assisted in moving three detailed replicas of enemy fighting vehicles into the valley to assist in enemy target engagement simulations recently.

  • U.S. Army Alaska band joins Boy Scouts

    Mar 2, 2011

    Members of U.S. Army Alaska's 9th Army Band visit Boy Scout Troop 229 here Feb. 24 for a music-appreciation lesson.

  • U.S. Army Alaska band mentors students

    Mar 2, 2011

    U.S Army Alaska's 9th Army Band conducts a workshop for Anchorage high school musicians.

  • Arctic Sappers back from Afghanistan

    Mar 2, 2011

    U.S. Army Alaska's 6th Engineer Battalion (Airborne) welcomes the 23rd Engineer Company home from Afghanistan Feb 26 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Gates nominates Thurman to command in Korea

    Mar 2, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced March 1 his recommendaiton to the President that he nominate Army Gen. James D. Thurman to take command of U.S. Forces in the Republic of Korea. A native of Marietta, Okla., Thurman currently commands U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), the U.S. Army's largest organization, where he is responsible for the oversight, manning, training, and equipping of 237,000 Active Component Soldiers and the training and readiness oversight of 560,000 Soldiers of the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Gates made the announcement during a Pentagon press briefing. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Thurman would succeed Army Gen. Walter "Skip" Sharp in Korea who is set to retire after his tour as commander of the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea.

  • Football legend tackles mental-health stigma

    Mar 1, 2011

    Admitting you a have a problem doesn't mean you're weak, football great Herschel Walker told told Soldiers and Airmen in Alaska.

  • Culinary contest opens with Chef of Year showdown

    Mar 1, 2011

    The first event of the 2011 Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., featured 27 competitors vying for the Armed Forces Chef of the Year title.

  • The Quiet Professionals: USAG-HI supports deployment cycle

    Feb 28, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii provides support services, installation facilities, family housing, training and recreational centers for more than 94,000 Soldiers, family members, civilians employees and retirees stationed on Oahu and the Big Island.

  • Paintball, woodchips part of environmental discussion

    Feb 28, 2011

    HONOLULU - The Oahu Army Natural Resource Program, or OANRP, recently completed a series of meetings aimed at reviewing and guiding the Army's natural resource conservation work with endangered species.

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