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  • OPM announces steps to protect workers from cyber threats

    Jul 13, 2015

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has announced the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those impacted.

  • Hawaii-based troops set to provide critical HR support to CENTCOM

    Jul 13, 2015

    More than 50 Hawaii-based human resource Soldiers were recognized during a deployment ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 10, in preparation for their upcoming departure to Kuwait where they will support operations in the Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Australian, US forces apply first aid to Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 13, 2015

    Expert, practiced medical care saves lives on the bat-tlefield and is one of the most important support functions during combat operations. The Australian Defence Force's 1st Close Health Battalion routinely rehearses medical treatment scenarios to keep their skills sharp and

  • The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) conducts a change of command ceremony

    Jul 11, 2015

    The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) (18th MEDCOM (DS)) hold their change of command ceremony at historic Palm Circle, on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 10, 2015.

  • Parachuting successfully into Australia requires timing, teamwork

    Jul 10, 2015

    "You come to battle under a canopy of a parachute and it gets your adrenaline up and you've got to keep your adrenaline up to keep moving" to your objective once you land, Lt. Col. Matt Hardman said.

  • USAG-KA Medical and Dental Facilities and Services

    Jul 10, 2015

    Kwajalein Hospital provides very limited outpatient services and limited emergency services. Providing health care to the Kwajalein community is the responsibility of the Medical and Dental Services Department.

  • I Corps Soldiers pay respect at TS 15

    Jul 10, 2015

    I Corps Soldiers pay their respect by attending a commenoration ceremony during Talisman Sabre 2015. The ceremony honored the agents of the Central Bureau, formed in World War II.

  • I Corps Soldiers PT Australian Style

    Jul 10, 2015

    On a cool morning, six I Corps Soldiers conducted physical training, lifting truck tires, full water cans, and three-foot steel bars. It could have been any PT session, but this one had a bit of a twist. This session was led by several soldiers from the Royal Australian Army and served as an icebreaker before the start of Talisman Sabre 15.

  • I Corps Soldiers experience Australian culture

    Jul 10, 2015

    Most Americans only get to see Australian wildlife in their local zoos. But for approximately 50 I Corps Soldiers here for Talisman Sabre 15, the opportunity to experience this wildlife up close and personal was too good to pass up. These Soldiers traveled to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary July 6 to see kangaroos and koalas.

  • Hawaii chemical soldiers complete mission in CENTCOM AOR

    Jul 10, 2015

    Soldiers from the 71st Chemical Company, 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, were greeted by families and friends during a redeployment ceremony held July 8, here.

  • Paratroopers bring unique capability to Australia exercise

    Jul 9, 2015

    About 400 Soldiers, as well as a handful of Airmen and Marines, parachuted onto Kapyong Drop Zone, Williamson Airfield, in the northeast state of Queensland, Australia, the morning of July 8, as part of exercise Talisman Sabre 15.

  • U.S. Army Pacific announces force structure decisions

    Jul 9, 2015

    Today, the Department of the Army announced force structure decisions affecting the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC).

  • U.S./ROK troop partnership takes flight through combined air defense

    Jul 9, 2015

    Five Soldiers and one Korean Augmentee to the U.S. took a 20-minute drive from their headquarters at Kunsan Air Base to visit the Republic of Korea Air Force's 517th Air Defense Artillery (Hawk) Battery at Gunsan.

  • US service members head Down Under for Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 8, 2015

    More than 400 Army paratroopers, from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, parachuted from seven C-17 Globemasters onto Kapyong Air Field, Australia, as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15, July 8.

  • Training on new satellite terminals is a "SNAP" for the 307th in Hawaii

    Jul 8, 2015

    A newly fielded ground satellite terminal that supports company-sized elements and remote forward operating bases is now smaller, lighter and easier to set up than its predecessor, aiding in the Army's push for a more expeditionary force.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Transitions to the 25th Infantry Division

    Jul 7, 2015

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade transitions from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to the 25th Infantry Division during a Change of Command and Redesignation Ceremony on Hamilton Field at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. During the ceremony, the 45th SBDE cased its colors and uncased its new colors, becoming the 25th ID Sustainment Brigade. In February 2015, General Raymond T. Odierno, The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, directed that Sustainment Brigades be aligned to each division. This command relationship maximizes unit cohesion and mission command effectiveness with inherent impacts on organizational training, unit readiness and leader development.

  • CSM Binford, 8th TSCs 5th CSM

    Jul 7, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 8th Theater Sustainment Command held a Change of Responsibility ceremony at Hamilton Field here, to bid farewell to Command Sgt. Major Charles M. Tobin and welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory W. Binford, July 2, 2015.

  • Rockhampton hosts U.S., Australian militaries for Talisman Sabre Opening Day

    Jul 6, 2015

    Australian and United States service members marked the start of Talisman Sabre 15 with Opening Day events at the Rockhampton Showgrounds July 5, 2015. Talisman Sabre brings U.S. and Australian forces together for large-scale training events to focus on partnership and combat readiness.

  • Chapel builds international bonds

    Jul 6, 2015

    Australian and American service members have gathered at St. Christopher's Chapel in Nerimbera, Australia, to celebrate the chapel's 60-year commemoration, July 5, 2015.

  • USARPAC bids farewell to Ulses; welcomes Fenton

    Jul 4, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Robert J. Ulses, outgoing assistant chief of staff of operations, U.S. Army Pacific, and Brig. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton, incoming assistant chief of staff of operations, were honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 1.

  • 1st ABCT cases colors, leaves behind a legacy

    Jul 2, 2015

    The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, has been on the Peninsula continuously since 1965. During that time, it has built a shared history with the Republic of Korea Army and the local population. Through combined training and operations, the Iron Brigade has stood shoulder to should with its ROK Army counterparts to deter the hostile North Korean regime. Recently, history was made when 2nd ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas, officially replaced 1st ABCT during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 2, at Camp Casey. This was the first of many future brigade rotations to the Peninsula.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Transitions to 25th Infantry Division

    Jul 1, 2015

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade cased its colors and uncased new colors to become the 25th Sustainment Brigade, 25th Infantry Division during a change of command and re-designation ceremony here June 30.

  • Agency, Dive Detachment partner on potential removal of sunken vessel

    Jul 1, 2015

    A team of Army divers partnered with the Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division to perform an assessment for the possible salvage of a sunken 77-foot abandoned fishing vessel, the Judy K, in the Honolulu Harbor, June 30.

  • I Corps join combined forces at Exercise Talisman Sabre

    Jun 30, 2015

    Several hundred I Corps Soldiers recently headed to Australia, where they're slated to join a 33,000-strong contingent of Australian forces and other government and non-government agencies participating in the sixth iteration of the biennial Exercise Talisman Sabre, July 4-19.

  • PRMC Command Team visits Bangladesh Army Leaders

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Command Team from the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), Brig Gen. Patrick Sargent and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano spend some time in Bangladesh, June 22-26, 2015, to meet with senior Bangladesh Army Leaders; using Army Medicine's abilities to strengthen PRMC and USARPAC's relationships with Partner Nations throughout the Pacific.

  • Forward-deployed artillery brigade changes command in Korea

    Jun 28, 2015

    The storms of weather in Dongducheon were fitting ambiance for the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, who conducted a change of command ceremony June 26 between its former and incoming commanders.

  • Start of the Korean War remembered

    Jun 26, 2015

    Military and civilian leaders from the 21 participating nations of the Korea War participated together once again during a ceremony held at the Korean War Memorial marking the beginning of that conflict 65 years ago.

  • U.S., Vietnamese veterans dedicate memorial

    Jun 25, 2015

    Dozens of Vietnam veterans from 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, along with former South Vietnamese soldiers, gathered for an unveiling of a memorial that honored the heroes and the sacrifices of the "All for One" Soldiers who fought and died during the Vietnam War.

  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    Jun 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.

  • Pacific Waterborne warriors deploy to Kuwait to support CENTCOM

    Jun 22, 2015

    Hawaii-based Army Mariners bid farewell to their loved ones and fellow Soldiers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 20, as they departed for a nine-month mission in Kuwait supporting Central Command transportation operations throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • Change of command for 94th AAMDC's Snake Eyes battalion

    Jun 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Benjamin R. Ogden, the outgoing commander, relinquishes command of 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, to Lt. Col. Scott M. Dellinger, the incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony June 19, 2015, at Torrii Station, Okinawa, Japan.

  • U.S., South Korea conduct combined ministry exercise

    Jun 18, 2015

    A group of chaplains and chaplain assistants, assigned to units in the Republic of Korea, army and U.S. Eighth Army concluded training, June 18, which taught them lessons gathered from more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • 25th CAB Serves as Launchpad for NASA and Golden Knights

    Jun 18, 2015

    KONA, HAWAII -- Imagine this: you've been living in a dome about half of a volleyball court in size on Mars for eight months. You left the Red Planet and are returning home, but when your re-entry capsule is at 13,000 feet above the ground, you have to exit the vehicle and spend the last few minutes of your trip falling to Earth. This was the experience for the six crew members of the NASA Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation Mission Three June 13 as they left their dome habitat on Mauna Loa, Hawaii; boarded a 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division CH-47 Chinook helicopter; climbed to 13,000 feet above Kona, Hawaii; and jumped from the helicopter in tandem with members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, "Golden Knights."

  • 25th CAB and Golden Knights Jump with Local Oahu Community

    Jun 18, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- The U.S. Army Parachute Team, "Golden Knights," is one of the premier parachute teams in the world. They have won literally thousands of medals in various competitions since their inception in 1959. They are important ambassadors for the U.S. Army and Department of Defense, and they just recently visited Schofield Barracks where they helped the 25th Infantry Division, the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and the local community celebrate the Army's 240th birthday by taking Soldiers, community leaders, educators, and media up to 13,000 feet in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and tandem skydiving with them over three days between June 11 and 15.

  • Alaska service members depart for peacekeeping exercise in Mongolia

    Jun 17, 2015

    Approximately 80 service members, from the Alaska National Guard, and U.S. Army Alaska's 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, departed here aboard two Alaska Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft bound for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 15.

  • 25th ID bids farewell to deputy commander

    Jun 17, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- It was a beautiful Hawaiian day as the Tropic Lightning Division bid a fond farewell to the 25th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General-Operations Brig. Gen. Bryan Fenton and his family during a "Flying V" Ceremony held on Weyand Field on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 16.

  • Sappers sweep Pacific's Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 16, 2015

    Two Hawaii-based engineers swept the U.S. Army Pacific's Best Warrior Challenge, held June 8-12, earning the titles USARPAC 2015 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • Historic health fair on historic Palm Circle

    Jun 15, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific's Sisters-in-Arms hosted a health and wellness fair at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, June 11.

  • USARPAC celebrates Army's 240th birthday

    Jun 13, 2015

    In observance of the Army's 240th birthday, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) celebrated at its Army Birthday Commemoration Friday evening.

  • TRICARE Nurse Advice Line a 'great resource' to Hawaii beneficiaries

    Jun 11, 2015

    It always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time or place. A worrisome health issue comes up and you've got questions. If only you had a medical professional standing by to answer your immediate questions over the phone no matter when or where. Enter - the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line.

  • A growing partnership blossoming in "The Land of the Blue Sky"

    Jun 10, 2015

    Instructors from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) worked side-by-side with leaders from the Mongolian Ministry of Environment, Green Development, & Tourism (MEGDT) and the Mongolian University of Science & Technology (MUST) April 20-24 as part of a continuing effort to aide Mongolia as they develop their national water resource management strategies.

  • MPs join Special Olympics torch run, raise community awareness

    Jun 10, 2015

    Nearly 300 Soldiers from within the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, joined law enforcement professionals from across the islands of Hawaii during the Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, in Honolulu, May 29.

  • Special MP team prepares for real-life response through active-shooter training

    Jun 10, 2015

    Members of the Special Reaction Team (SRT), 39th Military Police Detachment, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, participated in an active shooter training exercise, held June 4, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District, here.

  • MWD teams enhance readiness through certification

    Jun 10, 2015

    Standing outside Sergeant Smith Theater where a possible bomb may be hidden, Spc. Arianna Dotson, a patrol explosive detector dog handler with 520th Military Working Dog (MWD) Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, waits with her K-9 partner, Dunco.

  • Army vessel departs on first trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pathways

    Jun 10, 2015

    Friends and families bid farewell to the crew of Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold A. Clinger, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 6 as the Hawaii-based Army Watercraft System began its first trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pacific Pathways 15.2.

  • Hawaii Wounded Warrior heads to Games

    Jun 9, 2015

    A decorated combat veteran, Bortle never pictured his Army career ending as a Soldier inTransition. However, throughout his transition, Bortle has strived to transplant his warrior spirit from the battlefield to the athletic field. Bortle will represent Hawaii and the Army at DoD's Warrior Games 2015 which take place June 19-28 in Quantico, Virginia.

  • Civil Affairs Command completes change of command, ready for more Pacific operations

    Jun 9, 2015

    Blue California skies and beautiful weather served as the backdrop for the pageantry and ceremony as Soldiers of the 351st Civil Affairs Command welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony at March Air Reserve Base, California on June 6.

  • Korean Memorial Day observance, memorial rededication ceremony held for fallen soldier

    Jun 8, 2015

    A Korean Memorial Day Observance was held at BAF today, along with a memorial rededication ceremony for Staff Sgt. Yoon Jang-ho, an American soldier killed in 2007 while serving as an English translator with Task Force Dasan. Dignitaries present included the Republic of Korea's Ambassador to Afghanistan Young-Cheol Cha and the Republic of Korea's Defense Attaché to Afghanistan Col. Heejae Lee.

  • Army secretary to step down

    Jun 8, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh has announced that he will resign effective Nov. 1, in which he hopes will afford ample opportunity for a smooth transition.

  • USARPAC CG to retiring Soldiers: "The final word is 'thanks'"

    Jun 6, 2015

    One by one, 13 U.S. Army Pacific service members stood before a gathering of their family, friends and coworkers, in their last official act during the fifth quarterly Celebration of Service ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, June 5.

  • Shoot, move and communicate

    Jun 5, 2015

    The Soldiers were from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade participated in a squad exercise evaluation June 4-5 at TTA TOM, a training area, in the ROK. The evaluation included events such as personnel recovery, weapons assembly, combat life-saver training, reacting to contact, and radio familiarization to name a few.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center trains for MASCAL operations

    Jun 4, 2015

    As hurricane season begins and as part of both a state wide initiative and accreditation with the Joint Comission, Tripler Army Medical Center participated in a drill to exercise the processes for receiving and treating large numbers of unplanned casualties from natural and man-made disasters or any large influx of patients that overwhelms the common operational capabilities.

  • June 03, 2015--VCSA's remarks at Medal of Honor Ceremony for Sgt. Shemin and Sgt. Johnson

    Jun 3, 2015

  • Hawaii sustainment troops excel, lead Dining Facility to Army-level honors

    Jun 3, 2015

    Soldiers throughout the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and their civilian counterparts had something to be proud about March 28 at the 8th TSC Dining Facility on Schofield Barracks. The Dining Team placed second out of 189 Army Dining Facilities across the world in the nationally recognized Philip A. Connelly Army Food Service Competition for food service excellence.

  • 'Because We Care,' Food Services Soldiers show compassion for the local Honolulu community

    Jun 3, 2015

    For more than a half century, the military presence on Oahu has increased to more than 1.3 million individuals. These individuals use the islands resources, schools, and employment opportunities, while taking advantage of the many leisure opportunities of the island. To show the native people the military's appreciation of their hospitality, units conduct community relations to support, give back, and interact with the local community.

  • Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

    Jun 1, 2015

    The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select Military Clothing Sales Stores beginning, July 1.

  • EFMB tests Soldiers' abilities, motivation for success

    Jun 1, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Friday is a day celebrated by workers around the world because it signals the end to the workweek. For 27 Soldiers serving in South Korea, it was the end of a multi-week challenge that tested their medical skills and dedication to self-improvement and resulted in the awarding of a respected badge.

  • Broadening: Building individual career paths to leadership in Army 2025

    Jun 1, 2015

    The emphasis for re-shaping the Army in the years ahead will focus on growing agile, flexible and widely experienced leaders at all levels and across all components and ranks, U.S. Army Human Resources Command leaders said.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers Participate in Joint Convoy Live Fire Exercise

    Jun 1, 2015

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii-- More than 130 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade participated in a joint Convoy Live Fire exercise with the Marines that pulled together all of their tactical training skills they have been practicing since arriving at Pohakualoa Training Area on the Big Island at the end of April.

  • Ceremony honors U.S. Army Pacific deputy commanding general

    May 30, 2015

    Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, was honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, May 28.

  • Further, faster with more: Special forces appreciates Osprey's capabilities

    May 28, 2015

    A group of U.S. Army special forces Soldiers recently partnered with Marine Corps aviators on Okinawa to conduct static line and military-freefall parachute operations from MV-22 Osprey military aircraft using the drop zone on Ie Shima island.

  • Powerful typhoon does not deter Task Force Talon

    May 27, 2015

    For Soldiers, defending the skies over Guam, those same skies recently became the enemy as Typhoon Dolphin pounded the island of Guam, May 15, with sustained 100 mph winds and gusts of up to 125 mph.

  • Hawaii community, service members memorialize those lost at West Loch

    May 26, 2015

    Hawaii government officials, community representatives, and retired and active servicemembers from all branches of the military gathered on the U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel 4) here for the 71st West Loch Disaster Remembrance Ceremony May 21, hosted by U.S. Army Pacific and the 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Sea Dragon 6 chairs AMD Panel at LANPAC 2015

    May 26, 2015

    Service members and civilian personnel from around the Asia-Pacific region gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii, for the 2015 Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exposition, May 19-21.

  • Former Korean ambassador discusses North Korea

    May 26, 2015

    Korean language students at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, got a taste of potential issues they could be dealing with in their future careers during a lecture May 20.

  • Joint amphibian training improves unit readiness

    May 26, 2015

    WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- As part of 25th Infantry Division's Contingency Response Force (CRF) mission Soldiers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, demonstrated their ability to rapidly deploy in a moment notice by conducting a joint amphibian training exercise with the Navy and the Marines on May 21 at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo, Hawaii.

  • Rotational MLRS battalion arrives in Korea

    May 26, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Approximately 300 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division Artillery landed at Osan Air Force Base May 26, 2015 as part of the Army's restructuring of field artillery brigades.

  • AUSA Institute of Land Warfare LANPAC Symposium and Exposition 2015

    May 22, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford discusses Multinational Interoperability in Contingency Operations at LANPAC 2015.

  • 303rd EOD Bn. receives new route clearing vehicles

    May 22, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- When you think of a panther, usually the characteristics of a sleek, agile and quiet stalker of prey come to mind. However, sleek and agile are not what the new Mine Resistant Vehicles, also called the Panther, inspire.

  • Linapuni Elementary students are part of the Sea Dragon Ohana

    May 22, 2015

    Seventeen Soldiers with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Pacific, participated in a field day May 15, 2015, as part of the 94th AAMDC's partnership in education with the Linapuni Elementary School at Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • USARPAC chaplains, chaplain assistants gather at MCBH-Kaneohe for annual training

    May 21, 2015

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Pacific region gathered together May 14 and 15 to discuss issues such as moral leadership, care to the caregiver, and religious operations at the Joseph Estabrook Chapel on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

  • Team Tobyhanna fields upgraded Firefinders in Korea

    May 21, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A six-member fielding team from Tobyhanna Army Depot travelled to the Republic of Korea to replace components on a number of AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-37 radars.

  • A first for Oceania

    May 21, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific and the Government of Papua New Guinea completed the first Oceania Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange May 15 in Lae, Papua New Guinea with a closing ceremony and remarks from Maj. Gen. James Pasquarette, USARPAC deputy commanding general, and Brig. Gen. Gilbert Toropo, commander of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.

  • Hawaii sustainment leaders donate supplies, time to local school

    May 21, 2015

    Soldiers from the 8th Special Troops Battalion joined their command team in delivering school supplies to the battalion's partnership school, Gustav H. Webling Elementary School in Aiea, Hawaii, May 14, 2015.

  • Land Power in the Pacific Symposium draws to a successful close

    May 21, 2015

    After three days of panels, exhibits and meetings between government and industry representatives, the third annual Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exhibition, held at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, has come to a close, May 21.

  • 3rd annual LANPAC symposium begins with more partner country involvement

    May 20, 2015

    HONOLULU--The third annual Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exhibition kicked off at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, May 19.

  • Respect and Trust: Keys to Success for joint operations in a multinational environment

    May 20, 2015

    Senior Enlisted Panel discusses importance of trust, respect, pride and dignity when working with and alongside of joint and international partners.

  • Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

    May 20, 2015

    Col. Jeffery Greene, a medical doctor and adolescent pediatrician at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, discusses his three-month medical mission in Palau. For Greene, it's about influencing and promoting health to bring together cultures for lasting positive relationships.

  • Treatment for addiction is a phone call away with AMIOP

    May 20, 2015

    Addictions Medicine Intensive Outpatient Program (AMIOP), is providing a valuable service to thousands of active duty service members, retirees, and family members from all branches of the military.

  • Ceremony sends off deploying 7th Infantry Division Soldiers

    May 19, 2015

    The 7th Infantry Division held a deployment ceremony May 19 to commemorate the departure of a headquarters element that will assume the Train, Advise and Assist Command - South mission in Afghanistan.

  • PRMC presence at LANPAC

    May 19, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) had a presence at the 2015 Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) Land Forces of the Pacific (LANPAC) Conference, at the Sheraton--Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, on May 19, 2015, with its Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, participating on a discussion panel for the "Multilateral Opportunities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific" and an information booth setup and staffed by the PRMC personnel.

  • What's the Angle? Yongsan rescue training reaches new heights

    May 18, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- With their chief persons proudly representing the team as winners of the 2014 Installation Management Command Pacific (IMCOM-P) best fire officers of the year, the Yongsan Fire Department conducts relentless exercise and practice to maintain the standards of excellence that they themselves have set so high, here, May 8 to May 10.

  • Governor recognizes importance of military in Hawaii

    May 15, 2015

    Elected officials, business leaders and military personnel gathered at the state capitol, Friday, to formally declare May to be Military Appreciation Month at a ceremony co-hosted by Hawaii Gov. David Ige and the Hawaii Military Affairs Council.

  • Gift giving has value limits w/o pressure

    May 15, 2015

    Dear JAG, I'm a company commander, and my battalion is changing command next week. I haven't thought about a gift because of my focus on my Soldiers and their mission.

  • SMA motivates, captivates NCOs

    May 15, 2015

    With a little more than three months under his belt as the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, hit the road with his sights on the Pacific region.

  • USAG Japan commemorates Vietnam veterans after 50 years

    May 14, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 14, 2015) -- "Service, Valor and Sacrifice," are words that symbolize the virtues demonstrated by veterans during the Vietnam War; they are the words that encompass the 50th anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration flag uncased during the commemoration ceremony held May 12 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center.

  • Soldiers participate in 2015 Sea Dragon NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition

    May 14, 2015

    Six Soldiers participated in the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's 2015 Sea Dragon Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition, May 4-8, 2015.

  • Pacific-based Service members share unique capabilities with Dailey

    May 13, 2015

    Pacific Army mariners, divers, military police, and explosive ordnance disposal troops shared their unique capabilities with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during his visit to U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel, or LSV-4) here, May 12.

  • Building new partnerships in the Pacific

    May 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific and the Government of Papua New Guinea kicked off the first Oceania Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange May 11 in Lae, Papua New Guinea.

  • PRMC Commander visits Schofield Barracks Medical Simulations Training Center

    May 12, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) conducted a site visit of the Schofield Barracks Medical Simulations Training Center (MSTC) May 7, 2015 to provide guidance and motivation to the administrative and training staff that serve military emergency response and healthcare professionals in Hawaii.

  • Army ROTC cadets supports Tripler blood donor program

    May 12, 2015

    Every semester, the University of Hawaii Army ROTC program supports the Armed Services Blood Program by sponsoring a blood drive. As many as 50 cadets started lining up as early as 6:30 a.m. eager to donate.

  • Annual Culture Night Honors Servicemembers for Contributions to US-ROK Alliance

    May 12, 2015

    The KumGok Academico Cultural Foundation hosted the 6th Annual Korean Culture Night May 8 at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul, South Korea to introduce Servicemembers, Civilians and Family members to Korea's vibrant cultural history and thank them for their contributions to the US-ROK Alliance.

  • Warriors demonstrate tactical and technical adaptability

    May 11, 2015

    Soldier's in today's Army must be agile and adaptable to the changes they may encounter as warriors and leaders.

  • KSC Deploys to U.S. for Field Training

    May 10, 2015

    If one were to research the legacy of the Korean Service Corps, the results would likely tie the unit's efforts to support the United States Army on the Korean peninsula. For the unaware, this story of service actually includes chapters on American soil. The most recent entry was added recently when the KSC sent a team of experts to train in Virginia.

  • Task Force Talon Hosts First Annual SHARP Awareness Week on Guam

    May 9, 2015

    "Not here, not now, not ever!" were the words said by Task Force Talon personnel as they signed a pledge photo board to show their commitment to ending sexual assault and harassment in the military. Task Force Talon hosted the first annual sexual harassment/assault response prevention awareness week on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • Last Spartan Shield Ride

    May 8, 2015

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, along with their Republic of Korea army counterparts, participate in the last shield ride for 1st BSTB May 7 to 8 at Camp Hovey and Camp Casey, South Korea. During the event, Soldiers had to complete an obstacle course, stress shoot, the Army physical fitness test, a land navigation course, a vehicle pull, a grenade range and a test of endurance at a chemical training facility. The shield ride concluded with a trek from the chemical training facility to the 1st BSTB headquarters.

  • 2nd Infantry Division conducts a Noncombatant Evacuation Exercise

    May 7, 2015

    The 2nd Infantry Division conducts a noncombatant evacuation exercise in Areas I, II, and III, May 6. Families from Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, arrive at the CRC Gym to conduct personnel administrative actions and training on NEO requirements. The exercise is to improve the readiness of leaders and units in preparation to conduct a potential NEO in the Republic of Korea.

  • Warrior Division Takes Top Honors in Eighth Army Combatives Tournament

    May 6, 2015

    Soldiers grappled, punched, and clinched their way to be named Eighth Army Modern Army Combatives Tournament Champions May 2 at the Collier Community Fitness Center at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea.

  • SHARP half marathon sparks community awareness

    May 6, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON--"Run it, walk it, or ruck it; do your part in the fight to STOP Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault!" More than 700 runners, walkers and 'ruckers,' regardless of the area they serve in, tightly packed the road in front of the Collier Community Fitness Center to raise Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Awareness, here, USAG Yongsan, April 11.

  • 94th AAMDC holds first combined rank SHARP board

    May 4, 2015

    Soldiers with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Pacific, participated in the 94th AAMDC's first ever combined rank sexual harassment/assault response and prevention board, April 24, 2015, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.