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  • Continuing legacy: 'Gimlets' return to South Korea

    Apr 16, 2012

    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, deployed to South Korea to conduct Foal Eagle, a joint combined training exercise designed to strengthen the U.S. - Republic of Korea alliance.

  • Camp Zama kicks off Earth Day Week

    Apr 15, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 16, 2012) -- Members of the Camp Zama Girl Scouts, along with Col. Eric D. Tilley, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan, plant a pine tree April 13 at Arnn Elementary School during the kickoff ceremony for Earth Day Week. More than 80 people attended the ceremony.

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder cooperation invests in knowledge at Philippine, U.S. medical symposium

    Apr 14, 2012

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan, Republic of the Philippines -- Though not officially started, Exercise Balikatan 2012 is already doing something different this year than its past 27 iterations. This year, several agencies, including the U.S. Army Pacific partnered together to host a medical symposium in Palawan on April 10 for over 250 medical and veterinary care practitioners.

  • Thurman visits 25th ID Soldiers training in Korea

    Apr 13, 2012

    The top U.S. military commander in Korea met with American Soldiers from the Hawaii-based 25th Infantry Division at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea, April 12, 2012.

  • Secure messaging system connects patients, health care team 24/7

    Apr 13, 2012

    Patients at Pacific Regional Medical Command primary care clinics have a new way to keep in touch with their health care team.

  • NCO induction ceremony held on Yongsan Garrison

    Apr 12, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A U.S Army noncommissioned officer induction ceremony was conducted here on Yongsan Garrison April 10.

  • Gen. Thurman visits Rodriquez Range, Republic of Korea

    Apr 12, 2012

    Gen. James D. Thurman, commander, United States Forces Korea, visits with Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, during Exercise Foal Eagle. Thurman told the Soldiers that the training and participation with Republic of Korea forces is essential to the ongoing deterrence and security of the Korean Peninsula.

  • Yongsan leaders pledge to stop sexual assault

    Apr 11, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Leaders from across Yongsan garrison teamed up with Army Community Service to help bring attention to the fight against Sexual Harassment and Assault by signing the proclamation to end sexual harassment and assault here April 3.

  • Earth Day celebration set

    Apr 11, 2012

    The Camp Humphreys Earth Day Celebration is scheduled for April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Transformation Park.

  • CAPE conducts Army Profession training in Korea

    Apr 11, 2012

    Representatives from the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic conducted Army profession and ethic training April 2, 2012, at Youngsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • 28,000 visit Camp Zama for annual Cherry Blossom Festival

    Apr 10, 2012

    The annual open-post Cherry Blossom Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, which drew more than 28,000 visitors April 7, 2012, coincided with the 100-year anniversary of then-Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki's gift to the city of Washington, D.C., of more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) and Radford High School start health program sponsorship

    Apr 10, 2012

    Members of the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) kick-off a partnership with Radford High School's health department. The event was in conjunction with Women's History Month as four members from 18th MEDCOM (DS) including the commander, talked to the students about expectations of becoming a medical professional.

  • Soldiers shine at Six Star Salute

    Apr 10, 2012

    SEOUL, Republic of Korea -- April 5 was the night to shine for 80 Soldiers across the Republic of Korea. The United Service Organizations, with the help of several business partners and guests, honored these outstanding Servicemembers at the 41st Annual Six Star Salute at the Seoul Grand Hyatt.

  • Students 'spring' into learning

    Apr 9, 2012

    A group of 30 Solomon Elementary School students at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, spent their spring break learning new math and reading skills instead of spending time at the beach or hanging with friends.

  • Students in Japan 'Jump Rope for Heart' to raise money

    Apr 9, 2012

    Students at Arnn Elementary School raised money for children suffering from heart illnesses and also promoted the benefits of healthy living during a "Jump Rope for Heart" event at their school, April 3 and 5, 2012, at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • U.S. Army Pacific breaks ground on command, control facility

    Apr 9, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific held a groundbreaking ceremony April 9, 2012, to inaugurate the new command and control facility operational headquarters at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Families receive Hawaii Medal of Honor at joint legislative session

    Apr 6, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii State House of Representatives convened in a special joint session to recognize military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Sexual assaults and child abuse have no place in the our community

    Apr 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Sexual assaults and child abuse are deplorable crimes that bring shame to the military community.

  • JTF-HD help deliver vaccines to the Pacific

    Apr 6, 2012

    Thousands of dollars worth of excess vaccines are distributed each year to needy children and others in the Joint Task Force Homeland Defense Joint Operations Area

  • Red Cross volunteers recognized for service in 2011

    Apr 4, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- American Red Cross volunteers from all branches of service on island met for the Armed Forces 2011 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, here, March 29.

  • SAES Students get right angle at Geometry night

    Apr 3, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- To help get kids excited about geometry, and to give parents a chance to learn and play with their kids, Seoul American Elementary School hosted Geometry Night inside the SAES cafeteria March 30.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month tri-signed letter

    Apr 3, 2012

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month tri-signed letter

  • 24 service members awarded Hawaii Medal of Honor

    Apr 3, 2012

    Hundreds of service members and civilians filled the Hawaii state capital Wednesday, March 28, to remember 24 fallen heroes from the United States Army, Navy and Marines, and honor them with the state's highest accolade: the Hawaii Medal of Honor.

  • Soldiers create green space in Yongsan

    Apr 2, 2012

    April, the spring season when all living things come to life, is upon us. In celebration of Arbor Day and the ROK-U.S. Alliance, Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan joined the city of Yongsan-gu to give back to the Community by planting hundreds of trees and shrubs at Yongsan Family Park March 29.

  • Proclamations to raise awareness

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- What do quilts, denim and your support have to do with child abuse and sexual assault?

  • Families invited to celebrate Earth Month, Fun Fest

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Building on the annual Earth Day Festival that has grown to attract nearly a thousand Soldiers and family members at Schofield Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and Island Palm Communities are now taking Earth Day to the next level with the garrison's first-ever Earth Month celebration.

  • Commander in Korea: Keep accompanied Korea tours at current level

    Mar 30, 2012

    Family-member-accompanied tours for U.S. service members in South Korea should not expand beyond the roughly 4,600 family members now authorized, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea told Congress March 28, 2012.

  • Environmental superstars in South Korea honored by Yongsan Directorate of Public Works

    Mar 30, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division is dedicated to the stewardship of the earth's natural resources and Community outreach. The hard work of the DPW personnel was highlighted during the quarterly Environmental Quality Control Committee (EQCC) meeting, March 29.

  • Army Spring Summer Safety Campaign Underway

    Mar 30, 2012

    Fort Rucker, Ala. (April 1, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences it's official Spring and Summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Family Members and Department of the Army Civilians to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.

  • Partnership expands job opportunities for spouses

    Mar 29, 2012

    To expand career opportunities for military spouses, the Department of Defense launched the Military Spouse Employment Partnership in June 2011 to match Fortune 500 companies with military spouses worldwide.

  • Women's History Month Observation

    Mar 28, 2012

    The18th Medical Command hosted an annual Women's History Month Observance at Fort Shafter's Hale Ikena March 21. The luncheon featured female Soldiers wearing various historical uniforms representing the role of women in the Army spanning from World War II to present day and keynote speaker Rear Adm. Raquel C. Bono, U.S. Navy Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command


    Mar 28, 2012

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, HAWAII--Key leaders from the Japan Air Self Defense Force visited the 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment March 12, 2012 on Hickam Air Force base.

  • Garrison strengthens relationship with Itaewon

    Mar 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Itaewon is a city district, in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. Many restaurants serving international dishes and major hotels can be found here as well as dozens of shops and services aimed at tourists. Most importantly, it is the most frequently visited area by U.S. Soldiers stationed at the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan.

  • Eighth Army pays tribute to fallen Cheonan heroes

    Mar 27, 2012

    Eighth Army marked the second anniversary of the attack on the Republic of Korea Navy Ship Cheonan that claimed 46 ROK sailors.

  • Kids learn about Women's History

    Mar 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan celebrated Women's History Month with a book reading at Yongsan Library, March 27. It was just one of several events the Garrison held throughout March to recognize, remember and celebrate the role of women in our nation's history.

  • Army Leaders Visit Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Mar 26, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord welcomed General Lloyd Austin, and other leaders to observe the post, and discuss topics of concern with JBLM leaders.

  • Big Island Military Police Training March 23-24

    Mar 26, 2012

    A soldier assigned to the 558th Military Police Company, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, engages the enemy under the cover of smoke at a temporary checkpoint during the 558th MP Company's field exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, March 24, 2012. The unit conducted team level battle drills to train the unit's tactical proficiency.

  • Counter IED experts prepare peacekeepers during Angkor Sentinel

    Mar 26, 2012

    Trainers from the Asia Pacific Counter Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center based at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, helped prepare Cambodian peacekeepers for future United Nations humanitarian missions.

  • The 19th ESC conducts HEAT training

    Mar 25, 2012

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command conducted vehicle rollover training using the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer at Camp Carroll Mar. 22.

  • MP readiness pays off for Presidential visit

    Mar 25, 2012

    To prepare for a visit by President Barack Obama the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Directorate of Emergency Services and Soldiers from the 142nd Military Police Company prepared for weeks to ensure the safety of Yongsan, South Korea.

  • Philippine community, Civil Affairs work shoulder-to-shoulder to break ground at local school

    Mar 24, 2012

    PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN, Philippines --Barangay Santa Cruz community members with service members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Marines with U.S. Army Civil Affairs attended a groundbreaking ceremony here March 19.

  • Groundbreaking for school building projects marks Exercise Balikatan

    Mar 23, 2012

    Members of the community from the Barangay Inagawan sub district, as well as service members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States armed forces attended a groundbreaking ceremony March 19.

  • USARPAC Soldiers train in India during Yudh Abhyas 11-12

    Mar 22, 2012

    [ Video ] Soldiers from the India and U.S armies trained together March 5-19 in exercise Yudh Abhyas 2011-2012 at Majahan and Bathinda, India. Yudh Abhyas is a bilateral training exercise supporting peacekeeping operations sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and the India Army.

  • IMCOM commander visits Hawaii

    Mar 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A three-star general clad in the Army Combat Uniform grapples with a sergeant first class, also wearing ACUs, in a steamy and stuffy exercise room, here. About two dozen junior Soldiers, sitting on a blue mat, watch as the pair demonstrates a triangle choke.

  • Eighth Army off-loads Strykers in South Korea

    Mar 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army off-loaded Stryker combat vehicles at Pier 8 in Busan, South Korea, March 20, 2012, to support the annual Foal Eagle exercise in South Korea.

  • Yongsan MPs step up bicycle registration campaign

    Mar 21, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Yongsan Garrison Military Police are on the lookout for a threat to the Community. But only with your help can they stop the danger posed by unregistered bicycles on post.

  • Groundbreaking for school marks Exercise Balikatan's official humanitarian civil assistance start

    Mar 21, 2012

    Members of the community from the Barangay Inagawan sub district, as well as service members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States armed forces attended a groundbreaking ceremony March 19.

  • Yongsan helps Soldiers in financial emergency

    Mar 20, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Army Community Service kicked off the annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign to move one step forward of fulfilling its motto, "Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own." The campaign started on March. 19 and will be held until April. 27.

  • Philippine, U.S. service members build relationships, schools through Balikatan

    Mar 17, 2012

    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN, Philippines -- Philippine and U.S. personnel combine forces to begin construction, March 14, at Tagbarungis Elementary School here, marking the groundbreaking start to Balikatan 2012.

  • Utah National Guard, Republic of Korea Army conduct artillery exercise

    Mar 16, 2012

    South Korean and U.S. Army units unleashed a precise barrage of 155m self-propelled artillery rounds during a live-fire exercise March 15, 2012, at a training range close to the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • First female and retired colonel accepts top civilian position at Letterkenny Army Depot

    Mar 16, 2012

    On Monday, March 12, 2012, Col. Anita Raines, United States Army Retired, became the first female Deputy to the Commander at Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD).

  • Swedish Delegation visits Yongsan Army Community Service

    Mar 14, 2012

    Representatives from the Swedish Delegation to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission visited Army Community Service to learn about ACS programs and services available to Servicemembers and their Families while they are serving with the Delegation in Korea, Mar. 14.

  • Alabama National Guard heat it up in Yongsan

    Mar 14, 2012

    The state of Alabama's National Guard answered the call to serve and support their fellow Servicemembers during Key Resolve 2012. The Alabama National Guard team put their cooking skills to great use during the two-week exercise in Yongsan.

  • Hall of Fame inducts women Vietnam vets

    Mar 14, 2012

    Hundreds of women gathered on Capitol Hill, March 13, 2012, to induct into the Army Women's Hall of Fame those who served in Vietnam.

  • Director of Army National Guard visits Humphreys

    Mar 14, 2012

    Lt. Gen. William Ingram Jr., director of the U.S. Army National Guard, visited Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea, March 6, 2012.

  • Officers interested in becoming military science professors may compete this summer

    Mar 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army Cadet Command Professor of Military Science centralized selection board will convene at Human Resources Command Aug. 14-15, 2012. Selected officers can expect to report for duty before the start of the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • Nephew of Benjamin K. Humphreys visits post

    Mar 14, 2012

    In 1962, K-6 was renamed as Camp Humphreys in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin K. Humphreys, a pilot assigned to the 6th Transportation Company, who died in a helicopter accident on Nov. 13, 1961. On March 9, John Humphreys, a grand nephew of Benjamin K. Humphreys, visited Camp Humphreys for the first time.

  • Soldiers can help Soldiers through AER Campaign

    Mar 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army Emergency Relief Campaign, or AER, has kicked off and runs through May 15.

  • 2012-13 kindergarten registration begins

    Mar 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Kindergarten registration is now open for the 2012-13 school year.

  • Afghan National Army Soldiers, 25th CAB turn Wrenches Together

    Mar 12, 2012

    209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) mechanics conducted a maintenance training session with mechanics from the 205th Corps, Afghan National Army (ANA) at the motor pool on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 8. The joint maintenance training was performed in order to build upon the skill and experience of Afghan soldiers with the goal of them gaining enough experience to eventually perform maintenance independently.

  • U.S. leaders recall Japan disasters, relief efforts

    Mar 11, 2012

    President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta issued statements Friday marking the upcoming one-year anniversary of the "3/11" earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters that devastated Japan.

  • US - ROK partnership forged in iron

    Mar 9, 2012

    2nd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers and Republic of Korea soldiers conduct Iron Forge exercise.

  • 2nd CAB officer mentors, leads by example

    Mar 9, 2012

    2nd Infantry Division's woman officer leads junior women Soldiers to B.E.S.T.

  • Eighth Army maintains readiness with Key Resolve, Foal Eagle

    Mar 9, 2012

    Eighth Army trained with its South Korean allies during exercise Key Resolve from Feb. 27 through March 9, 2012.

  • Taking care of home, mission new charge of women

    Mar 8, 2012

    A phrase well-known to many military spouses is "holding down the house," a nod to the significance of life on the home front. That phrase is just one aspect of Elvia Palumbo's daily duties though, because she is the wife of an Army pilot, the mother of two boys and also a chief warrant officer with Company A, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, where she serves as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter instructor pilot.

  • Yongsan wins 2012 Communities of Excellence award

    Mar 8, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan was recently selected as a Bronze winner of the 2012 Army Communities of Excellence by the Army chief of staff. The ACOE award recognizes USAG Yongsan's performance excellence in installation management and its direct efforts to improve and sustain the quality of support to Servicemembers, Families, Civilians, Local Nationals and contractors who work, live and train on the Area II installation.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center's 68W sustainment program brings real combat experience to students

    Mar 8, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - The Department of Health Education and Training, here, completed another iteration of their 68W Sustainment Program, Feb. 28.

  • USARPAC Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team conducts disaster training at Schofield Barracks Hawaii

    Mar 8, 2012

    As the Department of Defense begins to focus on the pacific, the US Army Pacific continues to do what it has always done, prepare for the inevitable.

  • 'Read Across America' promotes literacy among elementary students in Japan

    Mar 7, 2012

    More than 40 volunteers from Camp Zama, Japan, read books to students Monday at Arnn Elementary School in honor of an annual event that celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss, one of America's most famed children's authors.

  • Army's first SMA dies

    Mar 7, 2012

    The first sergeant major of the Army, William O. Wooldridge, died March 5, 2012, in El Paso, Texas, at age 89.

  • 2012 Balikatan Exercise

    Mar 7, 2012

    2012 Balikatan Exercise

  • U.S. Army Alaska's Polar Express

    Mar 7, 2012

    Black ice, blowing snow, ice fog, treacherous hills and subzero temperatures are just some of the conditions the Soldiers of the 109th Transportation Company face each week to get cargo and supplies across Alaska from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to Fort Wainwright.

  • 94th AAMDC Commander visits Suwon Airbase, gives perspective on future of Air Defense

    Mar 7, 2012

    SUWON -- While in Korea for the annual, peninsula-wide Key Resolve exercise, the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Commander Brig. Gen. James Dickinson took the time to visit the Air Defenders stationed on Suwon Airbase.

  • Talks reaffirm growing U.S.-India partnership

    Mar 6, 2012

    Recent bilateral security talks between the United States and India reaffirmed the importance of the partnership between the two nations and the growing U.S. interest in advancing it, as reflected in the new defense strategic guidance, a senior official said March 2, 2012.

  • Soldiers come together for March Madness mass re-enlistment

    Mar 6, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Thirty-two of Pacific Regional Medical Command's Soldiers gathered on Tripler Army Medical Center's Commanding General's lanai to participate in the March Madness Mass Re-enlistment, March 2.

  • Sponsorship program helps new spouses adjust to Korea

    Mar 5, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Living or working abroad is a great opportunity to meet new people, try something totally new, and learn about a different language and culture. Despite the advantages of working and living abroad, there are also disadvantages.

  • U.S. and Philippine Army nurses share knowledge

    Mar 5, 2012

    Members from 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) and Tripler Army Medical Center were selected as the skilled professionals and subject matter experts to provide useful information for the use of both strategic partners, and to serve as the first echelon in establishing the medical Theater Enabling Command as the proponent for Theater Security Cooperation Program medical subjects on behalf of U.S. Army Pacific Command. The selected team will provide academic presentations and hands on training. The Subject Matter Expert Exchange's primary focus is enhancing existing nursing capabilities, with the secondary focus being the civil-military response(s) to disasters commonly to the Philippines. The end goal is the Philippines Armed Forces use what is learned during the SMEE to implement and sustain a nursing program that provides high quality nursing care utilizing best practices and their specific capabilities.

  • Maj. Gen. Buckler visits Seoul, discusses engineer operations in the Far East

    Mar 3, 2012

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler, Jr., commanding general of the 412th Theater Engineer Command, discussed engineer operations in the Far East with Col. Donald Degidio, commander of Far East District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, during a recent visit to Seoul, Feb. 27. 2012.

  • Japanese officer candidates enhance bilateral knowledge during visit with Camp Zama Soldiers

    Mar 2, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 2, 2012) -- More than 60 officer candidates from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Eastern Army met with U.S. Army Japan officials at Camp Zama on Feb. 28 for training and educational enhancement.

  • TAMC Prayer Breakfast encourages winning warrior spirit

    Mar 2, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - An annual National Prayer Breakfast was held, here, Feb. 28, and Tripler was honored to host the Army Medicine Chaplain, Col. Mike Tarvin, as the keynote speaker.

  • Building Pacific partnerships one NCO at a time

    Mar 1, 2012

    Soldiers from the New Zealand Army attended Warrior Leader Course at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • USARPAC recognition ceremony honors Civilian service

    Mar 1, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific held its annual Army Civilian Recognition award ceremony, Feb. 29 at the Hale Ikena on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Korean War hero receives upgraded headstone

    Feb 29, 2012

    Military leaders, island representatives, family and friends of the late Pfc. Anthony T. Kaho'ohanohano participated in the unveiling of the headstone that now bears a Medal of Honor inscription, in a solemn ceremony Feb. 27, 2012, at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Hawaii.

  • Assistant Secretary reflects on Women's History Month

    Feb 29, 2012

    March is Women's History Month and an assistant secretary of the Army said the observance is a recognition of the value that women have had in society all along.

  • Jumping into Alaska's Malamute Drop Zone

    Feb 28, 2012

    Airborne engineers and infantry Soldiers jump into the deep snow of Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Alaska paratroopers patrol Afghanistan

    Feb 28, 2012

    Paratroopers of 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Division, Task Force Blue Geronimo, conduct a security patrol in Afghanistan's Tani district.

  • Eighth Army encourages absentee voting in Korea

    Feb 27, 2012

    Eighth Army officials are encouraging U.S. troops in South Korea to exercise their right to vote through absentee ballots.

  • Yongsan celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- With the help of 8th Army Equal Opportunity Office, Yongsan garrison held it's Black History month observance celebrating the role of African American women in our nation's history at the R&R Bar and Grill, Feb. 23.

  • New Army Mission Partners First Army Senior Mentors, Afghan Security Forces

    Feb 27, 2012

    Soldiers from First Army units located across the United States began preparations in January to deploy to Afghanistan as a part of a new mission recently identified by Department of the Army that provides specialized teams, beginning this spring, to train and assist Afghan Security Forces as they assume a greater role providing security to the Afghan people.

  • Korean National Police gets hearty thanks

    Feb 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- They work outside of the garrison's gates regardless of whether it's the freezing winter or sizzling summer. They are the Korean National Police, who stand outside Yongsan garrison's gates every day and night, even without having met the people they are protecting or knowing what's going on behind the gates. And so, in order to appreciate these dedicated individuals, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan invited KNP officers to a special reception hosted at Seongnam Golf Club, on behalf of the KNP, Feb. 23.

  • 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Transfer of Authority

    Feb 25, 2012

    1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment attached to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade provides aerial security for airspace around Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt after the Transfer of Authority Ceremony on FOB Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, Feb. 15.

  • Gen. Sherzai hosts luncheon with 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and 159th CAB Leaders

    Feb 25, 2012

    Gen. Sherzai, Kandahar Air Wing, Afghan Air Force, hosts a luncheon with 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and 159th CAB Leaders in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Feb. 14.

  • Medical staff at Tripler, Schofield hold Safety Stand-down Day

    Feb 24, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Soldiers and civilian employees at Tripler Army Medical Center and Schofield Barracks, here, met for a safety stand-down, Feb. 17.

  • 2013 re-enlistment window opens with restrictions

    Feb 24, 2012

    Beginning March 1, if a Soldier's estimated termination of service is between Oct. 1, 2012 and Sept. 30, 2013, he or she can re-enlist now, unless barred under new policy.

  • FMWR launches new menu of programs for community

    Feb 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A new menu of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs at the Nehelani, here, awaits old and new customers.

  • Odierno fleshes out Pacific strategy, Afghan advisory mission

    Feb 23, 2012

    The Army will remain strong in the Pacific to reflect the increased emphasis on the region, the Army chief of staff said Tuesday.

  • Students learn from Yongsan environmental office

    Feb 23, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Students from the University of Seoul were given a first-hand look at how the US Army Garrison Yongsan manages environmental requirements during a seminar held by the Directorate of Public Works Feb. 21.

  • Army Now - Army opens new Army Military Occupation Specialties for female soldiers

    Feb 23, 2012

    Army opens new MOSs for female soldiers including 6 occupational specialties and more than 13, 000 positions.

  • Army unveils world's first military fleet of fuel cell vehicles

    Feb 22, 2012

    U.S. Army, Pacific, unveiled a fleet of 16 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that the military services in Hawaii are testing in an effort to research efficient, clean and renewable energy sources, and reduce the U.S. military's dependence on petroleum.

  • 'Warrior' brigade Soldiers familiarize with new, improved weapon systems

    Feb 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- In an Army-wide effort to keep Soldiers equipped with the latest weapons and technology, equipment and doctrine constantly receive updates and revisions. Units then receive these updates through fielding distribution and training.