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  • 94th AAMDC's Saint Barbara's Day Ball Annual Event

    Dec 15, 2011

    Honolulu -- Soldiers and Family members were treated to a lovely evening at the Marriot Resort and Spa in Honolulu for the annual Saint Barbara's Day Ball hosted by the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Shafter, HI. Thursday, Dec 8.

  • Best Ranger tryouts challenge 'Warrior' brigade's best

    Dec 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Nine Ranger-qualified Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Warriors," 25th Infantry Division, competed in the Best Ranger Competition tryouts Dec. 6 and 7 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The tryouts yielded the Soldiers that will represent the 25th Infantry Division at the annual Best Ranger Competition at Ft. Benning, Ga., in April 2012.

  • Camp Zama community members visit hospital in Japan's Gotemba City

    Dec 14, 2011

    Eight volunteers from the Camp Zama community made their annual Christmas visit to Koyama Fukusei Hospital in Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Saturday.

  • Harlem Globetrotters bring signature hoop style to Japan's Camp Zama community

    Dec 14, 2011

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 14, 2011) -- The iconic Harlem Globetrotters brought their signature brand of humorous, theatrical -- and, make no mistake, very athletic -- brand of basketball entertainment to Camp Zama on Dec. 11 at Yano Fitness Center here.

  • Camp Zama's Arnn Elementary focuses on FLES Spanish program

    Dec 14, 2011

    A student raised his hand and correctly answered "Amarillo" after Patty Duarte, the Spanish teacher at Arnn Elementary School, pointed to a piece of yellow stationary and asked what color it was during Spanish Night held Dec. 8 at the school.

  • Our civilian workforce is Army Strong!

    Dec 13, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal presents this look at the Army civilian workforce working side-by-side with uniformed personnel.

  • CFC Hawaii partipation thank you message

    Dec 13, 2011

    Congratulations and thank you for your participation in this year's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Our Army Units in Hawaii donated more than $993,000. This year's total represents an increase in donations more than 85% higher than last year's campaign.

  • US Army Pacific Good Samaritan Run

    Dec 13, 2011

    Good Samaritans come in all forms. On this particular day they came in the form of over 400 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Pacific, who participated in an early morning run to benefit the Hawaii Food Bank.

  • General and Mrs. Odierno 2011 holiday greeting

    Dec 12, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, and Mrs. Linda Odierno, send a holiday greeting to U.S. Army Soldiers.

  • Eighth Army Band to play at Korea's premier venue

    Dec 8, 2011

    The Eighth Army Band is scheduled to perform its annual holiday concert at South Korea's premier concert venue Dec. 18, 2011.

  • Army veteran remembers Pearl Harbor

    Dec 8, 2011

    A Pearl Harbor survivor recalls dark day in U.S. history.


    Dec 8, 2011

    The 94TH Army Air and Missile Defense Command held its semi-annual safety training day on Nov 23, 2011 at Fort Shafter.

  • Schofield Barracks Soldiers serve veterans on Thanksgiving Day

    Dec 8, 2011

    Volunteer replacement leaders and in-processing Soldiers spent time serving meals on Thanksgiving Day during the second annual Feed the Veterans program Nov. 24 at Barbers Point, Hawaii.

  • Deploying with 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division

    Dec 8, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific Commander Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski delivers a motivational speech to paratroopers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • 94TH AAMDC Commanding General supports "Tell Me A Story"

    Dec 7, 2011

  • Eighth Army commander visits Humphreys

    Dec 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army's mission in Korea requires continued vigilance by motivated Soldiers, the Eighth Army commander said during a visit here Dec. 1. The commander, Lt. Gen. John Johnson, and the Eighth Army's senior enlisted Soldier, Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris, spoke with leaders in a town hall meeting at the Super Gym.

  • Humphreys kicks off holiday season

    Dec 6, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - The holiday season got off to its bright, official start here during the Community Tree Lighting Dec. 5.

  • KSC Battalion brightens holiday season in Korea

    Dec 5, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Korean Service Corps Battalion helped to brighten the holiday season by stringing up millions of lights at U.S. Army posts in South Korea.

  • USARPAC top NCO brings uncle's remains home

    Dec 5, 2011

    Korean War prisoner of war Pfc. Jimmie Gaitan's remains were escorted home to his family by his nephew, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, U.S. Army Pacific's top noncommissioned officer, Nov. 22, 2011, more than 60 years after he died.

  • 516th Signal Brigade welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Dec 5, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry accepted the responsibility for the Soldiers of the 516th Signal Brigade from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Kennis J. Dent during a ceremony Nov. 16 on historic Palm Circle, here.

  • Eighth Army honors legendary Korean War leader

    Dec 2, 2011

    Eighth Army officials and Korean War veterans honored the U.S. Army general who helped to save South Korea by holding the line at the Pusan Perimeter in 1950, during a memorial ceremony Dec. 2, 2011, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Yongsan reaffirms Army Family Covenant

    Dec 2, 2011

    The re-signing ceremony of the Army Family Covenant was held at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's South Post Chapel in order to reconfirm the Army's commitment to improving the quality of life for members of the Yongsan Community, Dec. 2.

  • A Holiday Message from US Army Pacific's Commanding General

    Dec 2, 2011

    A Holiday Message from LTG Francis J. and Mrs. Jeannine Wiercinski

  • 'All inclusive' Super Park opens to Camp Humphreys community

    Nov 30, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- A children's play area, which has been dubbed "Super Park," and features equipment that allows children of all abilities to use the play place, was officially opened here Nov. 30.

  • Eighth Army supports flood relief operations in Thailand

    Nov 29, 2011

    With less than four days of notice, an Eighth Army medical assessment team deployed to Thailand to conduct a health assessment in the flood-stricken country.

  • Thanksgiving shared by mother and son in Afghanistan

    Nov 26, 2011

    Deployed Soldiers and civilians rarely expect to see family members on their deployment, so when mother and son had the opportunity in Afghanistan, they quickly grabbed it.

  • Fox Sports broadcasts from U.S. Army post in Korea

    Nov 25, 2011

    Fox Sports broadcasted from the American military headquarters post at Yongsan Garrison in South Korea during their Thanksgiving Day coverage of the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game.

  • Eighth Army marks first anniversary of Yeonpyeong Island attack

    Nov 23, 2011

    Eighth Army remembered the Republic of Korea Marines and civilians who died during the North Korean artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island during a first anniversary memorial ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Nov. 23, 2011.

  • Panetta Issues Thanksgiving Message to Troops, Families

    Nov 23, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today offered his gratitude to service members and their families in a Thanksgiving message.

  • Going for green

    Nov 23, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Nik Nikolaidis (center), T & N Computer Recycling, assists Marie Burghardt (right) with a TV to be recycled while Burghardt's sister, Claudia Hernandez, looks on, during "Army Recycles Day," here, Saturday.

  • Fox Sports prepares for NFL game broadcast in Korea

    Nov 22, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Fox Sports is preparing to broadcast live from Yongsan Garrison during their Thanksgiving Day coverage of the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game.

  • 25th Infantry Division Soldiers begin redeployment

    Nov 22, 2011

    After a year in Iraq, about 250 Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division arrived back at Schofield Barracks Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. The Tropic Lightening Division was selected to be the last U.S. division headquarters and organization in Iraq. Its mission was to oversee all forces that withdrew and removed equipment. The unit suffered no casualties during its deployment.

  • Tripler Medical Simulation Center achieves SSH accreditation

    Nov 21, 2011

    The Tripler Army Medical Center Medical Simulation Center in Hawaii recently achieved the Society for Simulation in Healthcare accreditation.

  • WTB at Schofield Barracks celebrates Warrior Care Month

    Nov 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers and leaders from the Warrior Transition Battalion came together, Nov. 10, to celebrate Warrior Care Month, here.

  • Yongsan expresses gratitude to Retirees

    Nov 21, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan celebrated its Retirees during the 2011 Area II Retiree Appreciation Day at the R & R Bar and Grill Nov. 19.

  • Installation's community members address quality-of-life issues

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- (Nov. 18, 2011) Changes in Family Readiness Support Assistance roles and responsibilities, family care plans for married Soldiers and a variety of transportation issues concerning the Fort Wainwright community were a few of the topics discussed by the working groups during the Army Family Action Plan conference at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center this week.

  • 94TH AAMDC's Guardian Angel

    Nov 21, 2011

    Senior noncommissioned officers are faced with making on the spot decisions everyday when dealing with Soldiers safety and their well-being.

  • Soldiers get rare glimpse at presidential compound

    Nov 20, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Headquarters and Headquarters Company Soldiers visited the Blue House, Cheong Wa Dae, in Jongro-gu Nov. 16.

  • Itaewon becomes a new commercial hub of culture

    Nov 20, 2011

    Itaewon is a melting pot in Korea where people from all different nationalities gather and share their culture. Forming an international street since U.S. Soldiers were first stationed in Yongsan after the Korean War, Itaewon has gradually become the meeting spot of choice for people from all over the globe including the Western, Middle Eastern and Asian countries.

  • 'Army Wives' reality show comes to Alaska

    Nov 19, 2011

    A television production company is looking for military family members to appear in a new show about military spouses in Alaska.

  • US Army Pacific Thanksgiving Message

    Nov 18, 2011

    Thanksgiving is a day that allows us to reflect upon the blessings we share with friends and Family. It also is a day we should pause to remember the men and women who volunteer to defend our way of life enjoyed by all of us in the United States of America.

  • Forward observers train for close air support missions

    Nov 18, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Forward observers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, participated in the Joint Fires Observer training course Nov. 7 through Nov. 9 here. The course curriculum covered calls for fire and field artillery aspects and key points regarding close air support on the battlefield, said U.S. Air Force Maj. Scott Downey.

  • Soldiers give back to community

    Nov 18, 2011

    WAIANAE, Hawaii -- Broken boards, rusted bolts and worn paint were the signs of age and deterioration that covered the bleachers of the school. Over 1,500 seats unavailable for friends, family and students to cheer for their favorite community team. Funding was available, but only for materials, the school would have to wait to repair the bleachers until more funds became available. That was the reality, until a Soldier approached the school administration and asked if there was any way they could help.

  • USARPAC's CCP demonstrates real-world capabilities during Autumn Laulima

    Nov 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific's Contingency Command Post demonstrated its flexible capability to Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, USARPAC commander, during the deployment readiness training exercise Autumn Laulima, Nov. 10 on Fort Shafter Flats.

  • Range reconnaissance equips commander with knowledge for future training operations

    Nov 18, 2011

    KAHUKU, Hawaii -- The commander stepped from the vehicle into the open air and surveyed the scenery. A vast expanse of rolling mountain ranges and deep ravines crowded with towering trees stood before him. The view, as eye-catching as it may have been, was not the center of attention. It was the vacant buildings in his near vicinity that were the main point of interest for the commander.

  • First lady helps lead charge to hire veterans

    Nov 17, 2011

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The national unemployment rate is currently hovering at around 9 percent, but veterans who have served since 9/11 have a higher unemployment rate than the rest of the country at 12 percent.

  • Garrison focuses on energy conservation

    Nov 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2010, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's energy bill was $67 million.

  • New 'green' outdoor classroom features rainwater harvesting

    Nov 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A big surprise was in store for students when they return to school following the fall break.

  • AFTB provides opportunities to meet new people, make connections

    Nov 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army Family Team Building is a series of training modules designed for Soldiers, family members and Army civilians that enhances knowledge about the military and develops leadership skills.

  • CFC celebrates 50 years of giving back

    Nov 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The Hawaii-Pacific area launched its annual Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, Monday, and it is scheduled to run through Nov.18.

  • Garrison addresses lack of participation for reveille, retreat

    Nov 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Ceremonies play a big part in the military lifestyle and are a part of its history and traditions.

  • Tree City USA

    Nov 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, helps plant a tree at the Child Development Center as part of the Arbor Day celebration, here, Nov. 4.

  • 'Go for Broke' unit honors Gold Star Mother

    Nov 14, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- A Gold Star mother received a memento symbolizing her son's military service from the unit he served with in Iraq at a ceremony at the Sgt. Evan Parker Memorial Pavilion, here.

  • CATEP empowers Soldiers with alcohol problems

    Nov 14, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Soldiers who meet specific criteria can now self-refer themselves to the Confidential Alcohol Treatment and Education Program, or CATEP, without notifying their commanders.

  • Garrison opens installation to local neighbors

    Nov 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Most people have wondered about their neighbors: Who are they? Where are they going? Why do they do certain things?

  • Native Hawaiian plants featured in new outdoor classroom garden

    Nov 10, 2011

    A new outdoor classroom at Hale Kula Elementary School, here, was officially dedicated, here, Oct. 25.

  • Army-Hawaii leadership renews commitment to families with AFC

    Nov 10, 2011

    The Army Family Covenant, or AFC, was renewed in a resigning ceremony, here, Oct. 20.

  • AFAP Conference discusses security, commissary issues

    Nov 10, 2011

    A man standing in front of the classroom's whiteboard directed a dozen delegates like a traffic cop controlling a busy intersection.

  • Combatives course builds Soldiers' confidence, individual skills

    Nov 10, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Two Soldiers stood opposite of each other on a gym mat, one Soldier armed with boxing gloves, the other, bare-fisted. As the unarmed Soldier barreled forward, the boxing gloves repeatedly connected with his face and head, yet he pushed onward, eventually locking his opponent's arms so he could no longer swing them.

  • 'Daring' do: Coalition partners exercise together

    Nov 10, 2011

    The Singapore Armed Forces participated in "Daring Warrior," a combined training exercise with the Fires Center for Excellence, for the third year in a row. They spent three weeks training on the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System their country purchased from the United States.

  • Eighth Army trains for full-spectrum operations

    Nov 9, 2011

    Eighth Army is participating in exercise Warpath III in Seoul, South Korea, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 11, 2011, to hone its ability to command combat operations from its mobile headquarters.

  • USAG-HI encourages all to reduce, reuse, recycle

    Nov 9, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIR FIELD -- The Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, aims to reduce solid waste by 50 percent by 2015 -- with an ultimate goal of zero solid waste, or net zero.

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force unit celebrates dual anniversaries on U.S. Army installation

    Nov 9, 2011

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's 4th Engineer Group and its headquarters celebrated nearly 80 collective years in existence during a ceremony held Saturday inside the Yano Fitness Center here.

  • ROKA Forces use U.S. rail cars for first time

    Nov 8, 2011

    Soldiers from the Republic of Korea's Army conduct rail operations as part of an exercise at Camp Casey, Nov. 6. For the first time ever, ROKA forces used U.S. rail cars to transport their equipment during the exercise.

  • Charity Hockey match raises funds for the Wounded Warrior Project

    Nov 8, 2011

    Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas A. Bell, captain of the Army, Air Force hockey team and Petty Officer 1st Class David Taylor, captain of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard hockey team present a hockey stick Nov. 8, to Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific commander on behalf of the component commands across Oahu.

  • U.S. Army's top NCO returns to South Korea

    Nov 7, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III returned to South Korea more than 11 years after serving there in the 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Businesses offer free meals, deals on Veterans Day

    Nov 7, 2011

    More than a score of restaurant chains and businesses are offering free meals or specials to over the Veterans Day weekend to those who have served in the military.


    Nov 7, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- During Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) Non-Commissioned Officers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command proved themselves to be a valuable resource to one of the most essential training operations in the U.S. Army. Spread across multiple nations and continents they displayed competent leadership in a joint environment under simulated high stress conditions.

  • Eighth Army officials visit Seoul police headquarters

    Nov 4, 2011

    Eighth Army law enforcement officials got a first-hand look at the headquarters of one of the world's largest metropolitan police forces in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 4, 2011.

  • Brig. Gen. Haigler visits Signaleers in Guam and Okinawa

    Nov 3, 2011

    Newly appointed Brig. Gen. Janice Haigler, deputy commanding general, 311th Signal Command (Theater), visited the 58th Signal Battalion in Okinawa and 333rd Signal Company in Guam, both elements of the 311th SC, from October 23 through 26.

  • 40 Bronze Stars awarded to Japanese-American vets

    Nov 2, 2011

    More than 66 years after hostilities ended in World War II, 40 Americans were presented the Bronze Star medals they deserved for combat service in that conflict.

  • Fort Sill trains with Singaporean Army

    Nov 2, 2011

    Soldiers from Fort Sill's 214th Fires Brigade

  • 442nd legacy takes Soldiers from 'enemy aliens' to heroes

    Oct 31, 2011

    Japanese-American veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team will receive Bronze Stars Nov. 1 and Congressional Gold Medals Nov. 2, 2011, for their contributions during World War II.

  • 8th TSC, 25th ID represent Army in Hawaii at AUSA

    Oct 31, 2011

  • 442nd ID "Go for Broke" honors mother of fallen Soldier

    Oct 31, 2011

    Members of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Infantry Division gathered with Anita Dixon at the Sgt. Evan S. Parker Memorial Pavilion, named after her son, Oct. 26, on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • 8th TSC maintains vital role to help deployed forces stay, keep in touch

    Oct 31, 2011

  • Career peak

    Oct 27, 2011

    Alaska-based Soldiers with 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division re-enlist on a craggy mountaintop high above Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar, Afghanistan.

  • Warrior brigade command team takes cues from cooks in kitchen

    Oct 27, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The clanging of dishes and pans against the metal countertops rang throughout the kitchen as Soldiers hastily prepared for the first meal of the day. Potato cubes dropped in the fryer, spatulas flipped flapjacks on the griddle and knives sliced fresh vegetables into pieces hours before the dining facility had even opened.

  • Hoops stars dine, train with Warrior brigade Soldiers

    Oct 27, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Warriors," 25th Infantry Division, enjoyed the company of some distinguished visitors on Oct. 24 at the Warrior Inn dining facility here.

  • Under SecArmy Westphal discusses key issues for Army Civilians at the 2011 AUSA Annual Meeting

    Oct 26, 2011

    Under SecArmy discusses key issues

  • Panetta: U.S. remains committed to South Korea

    Oct 26, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta said the U.S. remains committed to defending South Korea and maintaining stability in Northeast Asia.

  • Korean Service Corps Employee of the Year

    Oct 25, 2011

    Mr. Won, Chae Yon, of the 84th Ord. Co., 6th Ord. Bn., 19th ESC is presented the Korean Service Corps Employee of the Year by Gen. James Thurman for his outstanding efforts in support of the 6th Ord. Bn. mission at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea.

  • Joint ROKA-U.S. training.

    Oct 25, 2011

    The 25th Trans. Bn. partnered with the Republic of Korea's 26th Mech. Div. at Camp Casey's rail head to conduct joint training in an ongoing effort to strengthen ROKA-U.S. military ties.

  • 10 U.S. Army Japan facilities voted 'Best of Pacific'

    Oct 24, 2011

    Ten mainland U.S. Army Japan facilities were voted "Best of the Pacific" in an annual online poll conducted by the regional edition of the Stars and Stripes newspaper.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits troops in Afghanistan

    Oct 24, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, visited troops from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, stationed at Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar in Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2011.

  • USARJ receives token of appreciation for disaster relief operations in Tohoku area

    Oct 24, 2011

    Several thousand origami cranes were presented to U.S. Army Japan on behalf of the Japan Women's Association as a gesture of appreciation for the unit's support during relief efforts following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

  • Eighth Army participates in Seoul Air Show

    Oct 24, 2011

    SEONGNAM, South Korea - Eighth Army participated in the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition here at Seoul Airport Oct 18 - 23.

  • Military personnel tackle operations security in Korea

    Oct 21, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - U.S. military personnel took a close look at ways to safeguard important information Oct. 18 - 21.

  • Fort Wainwright Transportation Motor Pool drivers receive top Army award

    Oct 21, 2011

    Fort Wainwright's own version of 'Ice Road Truckers' have taken it one step further. A small team of drivers from the Transportation Motor Pool has received the highest safety award given by the United States Army Information Management Command for operating a variety of vehicles for a 12-month period, accumulating 146,794 miles without a single accident, incident or citation.

  • "Never Daunted" spouses get CrossFit

    Oct 21, 2011

    spouses from the 84th Engineer Battalion, "Never Daunted," 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, can be found in Martinez Gym, here, dead-lifting weights, bear-crawling and swinging kettle bells.

  • Ceremony kicks off Orient Shield 2011 in Japan

    Oct 20, 2011

    Soldiers from the Texas National Guard joined with soldiers from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force in a ceremony that initiated the annual bi-lateral combined arms training dubbed Orient Shield 2011.

  • U.S., Japanese Soldiers practice squad live fire during Orient Shield

    Oct 20, 2011

    Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment and members of the 1st Division, Eastern Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, practiced tactical movement at the squad level as part of Orient Shield 11.

  • Japan, U.S. lift off; sights set on serious training

    Oct 20, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, joined members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force, Eastern Army, 1st Division, 1st Aviation in performing mounted heliborne operations at Kita-Fuji Training Area in Japan, Thursday.

  • Texas guard unit gets taste of Japanese culture

    Oct 20, 2011

    OSHINO VILLAGE, JAPAN--Soldiers from the Texas National Guard 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment were treated Saturday to an evening of history, performing arts, and cuisine.

  • Texas Guard Unit Explodes Ordnance

    Oct 20, 2011

    Kita-Fuji Training Area, Japan -- Soldiers with the Texas National Guard trained with live explosives as Japanese members watched and learned how to use M18A1 claymore mines during "Orient Shield 11" at the demolition range at Kita-Fuji Training Area in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, Oct. 13.

  • Generals visit their Forces

    Oct 20, 2011

    KITA-FUJI TRAINING AREA, JAPAN --Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment and the 1st Division, Eastern Army, Ground Self-Defense Force continued their bilateral training during Orient Shield 11, as a special visit by two commanders joined the exercise in order to get a better understanding of what was being conducted at Kita-Fuji, in Lake Yamanaka Village, in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, Oct. 18.

  • New Bradleys add punch to pre-positioned stocks in Korea

    Oct 20, 2011

    Dozens of new Bradley M2A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles have arrived in Korea, where they will improve the combat power of Army Prepositioned Stocks - 4, managed by Army Sustainment Command's 403rd Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Another closing chapter is written in the history of U.S. Military operations with the transition of

    Oct 19, 2011

    As U.S. Forces withdraw from Iraq the final chapter of Camp Fallujah has been written as the camp is handed over to the Iraqi Army and the Government of Iraq.

  • Biden, Odierno support military children

    Oct 17, 2011

    Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno spoke on behalf of military children, at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's national conference, citing the challenges and stresses they endure to an audience of child support professionals from across the nation.

  • Soldier ranks tops in All Army and Armed Forces golf

    Oct 17, 2011

    Fort Jackson, S.C. -- 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) officer finishes first overall in All Army golf trials and top for the Army women in the annual Armed Forces golf championships held this year at the Wildcat golf course on Fort Jackson, SC Sept. 28 - Oct. 1.