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

    Jun 20, 2012

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

  • 65th Engineer Battalion Helps Military Children in Operation Purple

    Jun 20, 2012

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

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

    Jun 19, 2012

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

  • USAG Humphreys welcomes new senior enlisted Soldier

    Jun 19, 2012

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

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

    Jun 19, 2012

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

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

    Jun 19, 2012

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

  • Medical training exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 begins in Indonesia

    Jun 19, 2012

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

  • Soldiers vie for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Jun 15, 2012

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

  • Eagle Scout project delivers care for wounded warriors

    Jun 15, 2012

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

  • Armament Dawgs: An inside look

    Jun 14, 2012

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

  • Video: Exercise Alam Halfa 2012

    Jun 14, 2012

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

  • 8th TSC welcomes their new commander

    Jun 14, 2012

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


    Jun 13, 2012

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

  • 237th Army Birthday Ball - Daegu, South Korea

    Jun 12, 2012

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

  • DoDEA Director meets parents at Seoul American Elementary School

    Jun 12, 2012

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

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

    Jun 11, 2012

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

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

    Jun 11, 2012

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

  • One Team! Pacific Army Week Message

    Jun 11, 2012

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

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

    Jun 10, 2012

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

  • Monument dedicated to honor fallen heroes in Korea

    Jun 8, 2012

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

  • Yongsan reaches new agreement with ROK Air Force unit

    Jun 8, 2012

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

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

    Jun 8, 2012

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

  • AFAP delegate applauds, recommends volunteering

    Jun 8, 2012

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

  • CAB performs heavy lifting

    Jun 7, 2012

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

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

    Jun 7, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army signs historic agreement with ROK Army

    Jun 6, 2012

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

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

    Jun 5, 2012

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

  • Vietnam opens sites to Joint POW/MIA investigators

    Jun 5, 2012

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

  • Certifying Afghan ground maintainers

    Jun 5, 2012

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

  • Strong Beginnings prepares Army Childrens' strong future

    Jun 4, 2012

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

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

    Jun 4, 2012

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

  • Korean War vet receives Purple Heart 60 years later

    Jun 2, 2012

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

  • Garrison Hawaii conserves resources while balancing mission preparedness

    Jun 1, 2012

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

  • Resupply ops bring critical supplies, boost morale in Afghanistan

    Jun 1, 2012

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

  • Army medics tackle EFMB program near Korean DMZ

    May 31, 2012

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

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

    May 31, 2012

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

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

    May 30, 2012

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

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

    May 30, 2012

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

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

    May 29, 2012

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

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

    May 29, 2012

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

  • Army delivers new blue force tracking system to Korea

    May 29, 2012

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

  • USARPAC motorcycle safety ride thunders across Hawaii

    May 26, 2012

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

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

    May 25, 2012

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

  • Annual hurricane exercise to begin

    May 25, 2012

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

  • Yongsan spring cleans in anticipation of monsoon

    May 24, 2012

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

  • Aloha Center receives HFF award

    May 22, 2012

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

  • US Army Pacific Memorial Day Message

    May 22, 2012

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

  • Army team begins Mount McKinley climb

    May 21, 2012

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

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

    May 21, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army holds noncombatant evacuation exercise in Korea

    May 18, 2012

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

  • KATUSA volunteers provide tutoring for children

    May 18, 2012

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

  • Area 4 conducts the Courageous Channel exercise

    May 18, 2012

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

  • U.S. Army Alaska welcomes new commander

    May 18, 2012

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

  • Tripler graduates new PAs to Army Medicine

    May 17, 2012

    HONOLULU - Tripler Army Medical Center's Interservice Physician Assistant Program Class 10-2 graduated in the TAMC Chapel May 14, here.


    May 16, 2012

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, HAWAII--The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command held a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at the officer club located at Hickam Air Force Base on April 26, 2012.


    May 16, 2012

    HONOLULU-- The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command and other members of the missile defense community were honored at the Hawaii Reception of Champions that was sponsored by the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance on May 4, 2012 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.

  • Military bands wow Waikiki audience during concert

    May 15, 2012

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii -- Military service members, along with families and friends, attended the 27th Annual Combined Forces Military Band Appreciation Concert, May 2, at the Hale Koa Hotel, here.

  • Hurricane season approaches

    May 15, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Hawaii's hurricane season is in effect, June 1-November 30.

  • U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii to bring history to life

    May 15, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, located on the grounds of the Hale Koa Hotel and the Fort DeRussy Recreation Center, is honoring Armed Forces Day at the 12th Annual Living History Day, here, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., May 19.

  • OANRP recognized for superior work

    May 15, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The Army's Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health presented the Natural Resources Conservation Team Award for 2011 to the Oahu Army Natural Resources Program, or OANRP, and U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, here, May 5.

  • Spouses support community

    May 15, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Col. Douglas Mulbury (center), commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, accepts a $169,094 check from Monica Land (left center), manager, Hui O Na Wahine Spouses Club Thrift Shop; and Jennifer Kelling (center, right), president, Hui O Na Wahine as Hui Thrift Shop employees look on, here, May 11.

  • Army celebrates military spouses with special events

    May 15, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Locally, Army Community Service, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, hosted Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 9, at Fort Shafter's Hale Ikena.

  • Yongsan Military Police thwart thefts in housing areas

    May 15, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Military Police have apprehended those suspected in several thefts troubling the Community. Credible evidence including fingerprints left at the scenes and resident interviews led investigators to question four individuals about the thefts that began last fall. About a dozen homes were hit in the Blackhawk and Eagle Grove housing areas. Among the items taken were iPods, iPhones, money and jewelry.

  • Yongsan thanks Korean National Police for keeping Community safe

    May 15, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea- You may or may not have recognized Korean National Police strolling the perimeter of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. They always stand guard at the gates, ensuring security at the border of garrison Yongsan 24/7 regardless of inclement weather to protect our Community.

  • 2nd ID conducts revolutionary combined training in Korea

    May 14, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a combined battalion Culminating Training Event, formerly called External Evaluation, with their counterparts from the Republic of Korea Army's 125th Mechanized Battalion and 27th Tank Battalion.

  • Pacific Army Reserve names top Soldier, NCO

    May 13, 2012

    The 9th Mission Support Command announced the Pacific Army Reserve Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year during a ceremony, here, May 12. The Soldier of the year title went to Spc. Chung Lee, a carpentry and masonry specialist with the 797th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Battalion, 9th MSC, who rose above the region's top Army Reservists.

  • Yongsan Job Fair connects employers, job seekers

    May 11, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Job fairs are a way for job seekers and employers to connect and add a personal touch to a job search characterized by email attachments and online notifications.

  • Moving with pets during summer requires homework

    May 11, 2012

    A U.S. Army veterinarian says that U.S. service members moving to Korea with pets will need to plan their moves carefully during the peak summer months.

  • Hawaii Military Appreciation Recognition Luncheon

    May 11, 2012

    May 10, 2012 The Army's top commander in the Pacific told a gathering of Hawaii's leading business and civic leaders that training Soldiers and taking care their families are his top priorities as the nation's focus shifts to the Asia-Pacific region.

  • U.S. Army Pacific and Royal Thai Army hold an Executive Steering Group

    May 10, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific and Lt. Gen. Surasak Karnjanarat, deputy chief of staff, Royal Thai Army co-chair the USARPAC - Royal Thai Army Executive Steering Group held from May 7 - 10 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. This was the first ESG between USARPAC and the Royal Thai Army.

  • Pacific Army Reserve kicks off Best Warrior Competition

    May 9, 2012

    The 9th Mission Support Command kicked off the Pacific Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition May 7 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, pitting nine Reservists in a head-to-head battle for coveted titles of Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. The participants represent the best Soldiers and NCOs from major subordinate units within the Pacific Army Reserve, which encompasses Alaska, American Samoa, Japan, South Korea, Saipan, Guam and the Islands of Hawaii.

  • Yongsan welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    May 9, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - In a change of responsibility, the senior enlisted leadership of United States Army Garrison Yongsan was passed from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. John C. Justis to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. Willing on Lombardo Field here, May 10.

  • "Miracle" from Haiti blesses Yongsan

    May 8, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Do you remember it? The devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010 displaced roughly three million people. Haiti needed humanitarian aid even before the incident but the earthquake made the situation far worse byincreasing the number of dead, injured and homeless.

  • Tours highlight Korean culture

    May 8, 2012

    Sponsored by the United States Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office, cultural tours give Soldiers, Family members and civilians a chance to get a close look at Korea.

  • Army pilot flying high with 10,000 flight hours

    May 8, 2012

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 David R. Lilly, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, reached a milestone here today that very few military pilots ever achieve when he surpassed 10,000 flight hours as an Army rotary-wing aviator.

  • Royal Thai Army visits Tripler Army Medical Center

    May 8, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Members of the Royal Thai Army went on a tour of Tripler Army Medical Center, here, to include the Sleep Center, Pain Management Clinic and Emergency Room before heading to Camp Smith to meet with members of Pacific Command, May 7, 2012.

  • Zama Killer Katanas skate, shove their way to impressive performance in roller derby debut

    May 8, 2012

    An uninitiated spectator at the May 5, 2012, all-female roller derby bout here between the Zama Killer Katanas and the Yokota Scary Blossoms might have viewed the event as a frenzied spectacle; chaos on wheels.

  • Army truckers get real-world training on Alaska roads

    May 7, 2012

    There's little room for error when driving trucks filled with explosives through the mountains of south-central Alaska.

  • Quick Reaction Force deploys to Schofield

    May 7, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers of C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division took part in an emergency deployment readiness exercise on May 1 as part of an effort by the 25th Infantry Division and 2nd Brigade Combat Team to ensure their Quick Reaction Force was prepared to perform its mission.

  • Yongsan Garrison wins 2012 Army Community of Excellence bronze award

    May 7, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - United States Army Garrison Yongsan was once again honored as an Army Community of Excellence (ACOE) during a ceremony at the Pentagon May 1. Col. William P. Huber, garrison commander, Casey Ross, chief of Plans, Analysis and Integration Office (PAIO), and Jeff Mones, lead management & program analyst PAIO, received the ACOE Bronze award on behalf of Yongsan.

  • Camp Zama students paint mural that illustrates history of physics

    May 4, 2012

    The worlds of art and science were brought together by six Zama American High School students in Japan, who utilized their own imaginations and creative skills to design and paint a large mural on the wall of their school's physics classroom.

  • Battaglia: U.S. troops in Korea ready and resilient

    May 4, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The U.S. military's top enlisted leader met with American service members here in South Korea.

  • Eighth Army fields new protective equipment in Korea

    May 4, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Post firemen, military police, American civilian employees, Korean Service Corps employees, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army troops and U.S. Soldiers of all ranks filed through lines lined with boxes of personal protective gear designed to protect the recipients in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment.

  • It's a kakou thing: Soldiers, community restore Kaena Point

    May 4, 2012

    KAENA POINT, Hawaii -- More than 50 Soldiers and community volunteers came together for a joint Earth Day restoration project, here, April 28.

  • School longitudinal study nearing deadline; students urged to sign up

    May 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Parents and students have until July 2 to take a survey that could change a child's educational experience in Hawaii.

  • Hui O Na Wahine club to hold end-of-year luncheon

    May 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Hui O Na Wahine all-ranks Army spouses club is hosting its final luncheon of the year at the Nehelani Club, here, May 17.

  • Garrison reaffirms partnership with Yongsan-gu

    May 3, 2012

    SEOUL, South Korea -- Yongsan-gu government officials and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Soldiers and KATUSAs celebrated Yongsan-gu Citizens Field Day at Osan High School, April 28. The spirited event had participants compete against each other in different sports. But its main purpose was to bring citizens' harmony and unity. Yongsan-gu council and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan have been building a firm partnership and have not stopped improving it.

  • Pacific Armies strengthen ties during medical conference in Thailand

    May 2, 2012

    Military Medicine professionals from 45 Pacific nations are in Bangkok this week taking part in the 22nd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference.

  • Yongsan-gu and Garrison fire departments showcase firefighting skills

    May 2, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Katchi Kapshida. We go together. Two fire departments separated by language, but connected by mission held a joint fire drill at Hannam Village, April 19. Both the Yongsan-gu Fire Department and U.S. Army Garrison Fire and Emergency Services teamed up not only for an operational drill, but to solidify its strong working relationship.

  • Yongsan Soldier gives great show at Best Warrior

    May 2, 2012

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- "I want to be able to lead my Soldiers the way my NCOs are leading me." Those words helped sum up Pfc. Jacob Durski's excellent performance at the 2012 Installation Management Command Best Warrior Competition here, April 24.

  • Eighth Army CG addresses Korean Military Academy

    May 2, 2012

    The Eighth Army commanding general called South Korea an "amazing ally" during an address to the Korean Military Academy in Seoul, May 2, 2012.

  • 25th ID participates in Foal Eagle in South Korea

    May 2, 2012

    POCHEON, South Korea - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, participated in a plethora of training exercises at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in March and April, as part of Foal Eagle 2012.


    May 2, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII-- The Army's top safety officer visits the 94TH Army Air and Missile Defense Command here at Fort Shafter on April 27, 2012.


    May 2, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII-- A 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment family won the Volunteer Family of the Year award on April 18, 2012 at the 2ND Annual Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam volunteer recognition ceremony.

  • Prime Minister of Japan Honors American Veterans

    May 1, 2012

    Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda participated in an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery today honoring the sacrifice of America's veterans in foreign wars. Noda was escorted by U.S. Army Military District of Washington's (MDW) Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington.

  • Alaska Stryker brigade comes home

    May 1, 2012

    In a dimly lit hangar here April 22, friends and families gathered anxiously awaiting the arrival of more than 300 Arctic Wolves Soldiers returning from a yearlong deployment in Southern Afghanistan.

  • May is Hawaii Military Appreciation Month

    May 1, 2012

    HONOLULU -- The state of Hawaii has declared the month of May as Hawaii Military Appreciation Month. This is a time for everyone to give thanks to the troops and their families for their untold and unselfish sacrifices.

  • Observance honors military kids' resiliency

    May 1, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- More than 200 attentive and engaged youngsters jointheir active duty Soldier parents for a child-sized physical training exercise hour, Tuesday, at the annual "PT in the Gym" event, at Fort Shafter, April 24

  • Pacific Armies strengthen ties during medical conference in Bangkok

    Apr 30, 2012

    The 22nd iteration of the Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference (APMMC) began in the Thai capital April 30. Nearly 500 military medical professionals from over 40 nations are attending this year's conference, which is co-hosted by the Royal Thai and the United States armies.

  • USARPAC Soldiers Train for Disaster During Balikatan

    Apr 29, 2012

    Soldiers from the Fort Shafter, Hawaii based U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post, U.S. Army Japan's Disaster Assessment Team from Camp Zama, and members of Joint Task Force Homeland Defense are at Camp Aguinaldo in Manila exercising their ability to form a U.S. Army command element which is part a joint task force stood up in response to a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission.