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  • A win-win for THAAD in Guam

    May 4, 2015

    For the past month the sounds of heavy equipment and the cries of "oo-rah!" from U.S. Marines has been a constant presence on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. These sounds ended April 29 when the engineers of Combat Logistics Battalion-3 from Marine Corps Base Hawaii completed their site improvement project for Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the U.S. Army's first forward deployed terminal high altitude area defense unit.

  • 94th Training Division Soldiers, special friend run to honor the fallen

    May 3, 2015

    Fort Lee, Va. (May 3, 2015) -- Jean Matthews joined approximately 45 Reserve Soldiers from the 94th Training Division's headquarters company, along with Active Duty Soldiers and civilians from Fort Lee and surrounding areas, to participate in the "Run for the Fallen" in honor of those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's freedom. Mathews ran in memory of her late husband, Master Sgt. Joe Mathews, one of four Soldiers the 94th has lost within the last five years.

  • 80th Training Command familiarizes new leaders with The Army School System

    May 3, 2015

    After spending a week attending The Army School System Leader Course hosted by the 80th Training Command, Sgt. 1st Class Howard Dennis, who has spent the majority of his Army career in the operational and functional environment, said the class has given him a better understanding of TASS. The course, conducted quarterly, familiarizes leaders who transfer from the operational and functional environment with TASS policies and procedures in accordance with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Regulation 350-18.

  • Leaders at Osan talk SHARP

    May 3, 2015

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and for senior leaders at Osan Air Base there is no higher priority than preventing sexual harassment and assault within the ranks.

  • Creating leaders: I Corps partner with local business, academic leaders to shape

    May 2, 2015

    Senior leaders from I Corps and across the Army joined local business leaders and faculty from the University of Washington - Tacoma for Senior Leader Development Training at the UW-T campus April 28. The discussion-based event gave participants the opportunity to discuss common practices for creating the next generation of leaders.

  • 'Our hearts have Seoul': Area II volunteers praised

    May 1, 2015

    YONGSAN -- Every year volunteers in Area II are recognized for their outstanding service in a Volunteer of the Year Ceremony. This year, the "heart" of the community was represented through the theme, "Our Hearts Have Seoul." With more than 2,100 registered volunteers and over 155,000 hours of volunteer time accumulated, the "heart" of the volunteers is beating strong.

  • SHARP half marathon sparks community awareness

    May 1, 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, USAG Yongsan, April 11.

  • U.S., South Korean Soldiers perform cold load operations

    Apr 30, 2015

    Soldiers, from Company B, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a cold load training exercise in support of their Republic of Korea army counterparts from the 603rd Air Assault Battalion at LZ, a northern part of TTA TOM, April 21.

  • McHugh: Soldiers are diplomats in camo

    Apr 28, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh met with Soldiers, of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 25, to discuss the important role they perform when partnering with international allies.

  • Leaders increase interoperability through Joint Firepower Course

    Apr 28, 2015

    Effective leaders are not born - it takes hard work and dedication to reach their true potential. Officers and non-commissioned officers, who strive toward that level of excellence are the cornerstones of the greatest armies.

  • Japan honors America's heroes

    Apr 28, 2015

    His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery to honor America's fallen.

  • U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks celebrates National Medical Laboratory Week

    Apr 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks USAHC-SB) Medical Laboratory Department held an open house on April 23, 2015 in support of National Medical Laboratory Week, April 19-25, 2015. The event was held for staff members to participate and learn about their mission within the clinic. Those who attended the activities enjoyed refreshments while supporting one of the ancillary clinics who expertly serve the Schofield Barracks beneficiaries.

  • Warrior Brigade aids JROTC 'Adventure Challenge'

    Apr 27, 2015

    WAIANAE, Hawaii -- Soldiers assigned 25th Infantry Division volunteered to assist with the evaluation process during the Annual Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Waianae Adventure Challenge (WAC) at the Pililaau Army Recreation Center and Albert Silva Ranch, in Waianae, on April 17-19.

  • MEDCOM Command Team host medical rountable at Schofield Barracks

    Apr 27, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) and Command Sgt. Major Gerald Ecker, Command Sgt. Major, U.S. Army MEDCOM, hosted a roundtable event with key medical representatives from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, April 24, 2015. Local units/offices represented where: U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB), 25th Infantry Division Surgeon's Office, U.S. Army Public Health Command-Pacific (USAPHC-P), and 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC). During the roundtable both Horoho and Ecker stressed the importance of medical readiness and the role that MEDCOM plays as stewards, charged with readying the force.

  • Arnn students showcase their projects at annual science fair

    Apr 24, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 24, 2015) -- Students from Arnn Elementary School presented their science projects and inventions to Soldiers from the 78th Signal Battalion during the school's annual science fair April 17 held inside the school's gymnasium.

  • 2ID welcomes Maj. Gen. Theodore "Ted" D. Martin to Warrior Country

    Apr 24, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Theodore "Ted" D. Martin assumes as the 2nd Infantry Division commanding general from Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal. Vandal served as the commanding general for the 2nd Inf. Div. for 22 months. The 2nd Inf. Div. hosted the change of command ceremony at the Indianhead Field at Camp Casey, South Korea, April 24.

  • 2ID Warrior Receives Soldier's Medal

    Apr 24, 2015

    Maj. Richard "Ned" Hull, an aviation officer with the operations section, 2nd Infantry Division and a St. Petersburg, Florida native, was awarded the Soldier's Medal on Indianhead Field, Camp Casey, South Korea, April 23. "Maj. Hull risked his life to save the lives of five individuals from the dangers of an unmanned boat circling around them, and a strong current pushing them towards a rock jetty while he was on a vacation visiting his friend in Nantucket, Massachusetts," said Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, former commanding general, 2nd Inf. Div. Hull and his friend had planned to go fishing on Sept. 2, 2014. However, what began as a fishing trip, became a rescue operation.

  • Task Force Talon welcomes new commander

    Apr 23, 2015

    Soldiers, family members and friends joined together in front of the 36th Wing Headquarters to bid farewell to Lt. Col Clyde Cochrane, Task Force Talon Commander (out-going) and welcome Lt. Col. Jeff Slown, Task Force Talon Commander (in-coming), during a change of command ceremony, April 14.

  • KUSFW Strengthens ties of two nations

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Area II KATUSA U.S. Friendship Week (KUSFW) marks its beginning April 13, 2015. Celebrated at USAG Yongsan's Knight Field, the opening ceremony provided unforgettable sights to Area II service members and the entire community. The opening ceremony was highlighted by the performances of many organizations. To recognize the strong alliance of the two nations, the Seoul Land Parade Team, the Republic Of Korea Army (ROKA) Honor Guards and the Special Forces visited the Yongsan Garrison. (Left) The ROKA Honor guards perform their extraordinary skills that they have been preparing deligently for. (Above) The ROKA Special Forces, under the orders of the Special Forces Commander, execute the combatives on one another to show the strength of the ROKA forces. (U.S. Army Photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk)

  • Area II Soldiers plant seeds of alliance

    Apr 23, 2015

    70th Arbor Day Event in Yongsan was held at the neighborhood park in Seobinggo, April 8. Mayor of Yongsan-gu, Mr. Sung Jang Hyun and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Commander Col. Maria P. Eoff has taken their time to work together to plant trees with thirty-one Garrison soldiers and fifty Yongsan-gu staff members. The trees that were planted are Japanese persimmon tree and Korean azalea.

  • Mr. Miyagi, Torii Station's Sensei for Japanese history, language, cuisine, culture

    Apr 22, 2015

    Soldiers and their spouses wait patiently for the sensei at the Torii Station Army Education Center to learn about Japanese history, cuisine, culture and language during the Newcomers Orientation and Japanese Headstart class 6-10 April.

  • Soldiers stay 'SHARP' on Okinawa

    Apr 22, 2015

    Soldiers and families take part in the annual Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Stand-down day at Torii Station 16 April.

  • PRMC staff conducts Arbinger Training

    Apr 22, 2015

    Command teams and staff members from throughout the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) participated in Arbinger Training presented by the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General's (TSG) Team and Organization Development Directorate (TODD), April 20-22, 2015.

  • Secretary identifies linchpin in Army's Pacific plans

    Apr 22, 2015

    Describing the U.S. Army Pacific and the 25th Infantry Division as a "linchpin" in America's strategic rebalances to the Pacific, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said ground forces are key to any success.

  • Australian, New Zealand Army Corps' sacrifices to be remembered, freedoms celebrated this Saturday

    Apr 21, 2015

    The 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in World War I, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day, will be commemorated beginning at 6 a.m. April 25 with a gunfire breakfast and remembrance service at the 173rd Airborne Brigade Memorial at the National Infantry Museum.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) shines a light on taking back the night

    Apr 20, 2015

    HONOLULU--The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) hosted the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii South "Take Back the Night" walk to increase awareness and prevention of sexual crimes within the military, April 16, 2015.

  • Eighth Army Closes Friendship Week Stronger and with Renewed Purpose

    Apr 17, 2015

    Army Garrison commands throughout the Eighth Army footprint hosted athletics, recreation and cultural events as part of the 2015 KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week from April 13-17.

  • Sexual Assault Survivor Hopes Personal Experience Helps Others

    Apr 17, 2015

    Sgt. Heather Franke, 1st Signal Brigade recounted her personal experience as a survivor of a sexual assault in order to raise awareness and prevent incidents like hers from further occurring during the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Kick-off Ceremony Apr. 1 at the South Post Chapel, Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • SHARP team engaging community throughout April

    Apr 17, 2015

    U.S. Army-Hawaii's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) is in full swing following a proclamation signing, earlier this month, at the USARHAW SHARP Resource Center engaging Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and family members alike with SHARP events throughout Hawaii, both on and off the installation.

  • Volunteer service gets recognized with inaugural 'Na Koa Award'

    Apr 17, 2015

    A dozen exemplary volunteers were awarded the inaugural U.S. Army-Hawaii Na Koa Award at the Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, April 14, at the Nehelani.

  • U.S. Army's top Pacific commander visits Chile

    Apr 16, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, conducted an official visit with the Chilean army at the invitation of the Chilean army commander, Gen. Humberto Oviedo, April 15-16.

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

    Apr 15, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa is celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 12-18, to recognize Army volunteers for their commitment and dedication to the Army Family on island - through thousands of hours of selfless service.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Waikiki Beach as Part of Earth Month 2015

    Apr 15, 2015

    More than 40 volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with local JROTC students and others to clean up Waikiki Beach April 11 as part of Earth Month 2015.

  • Army's future strategic leaders complete second phase of Young Alaka'I program

    Apr 14, 2015

    Twenty-three officers, warrant officers and senior noncommissioned officers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command graduated the Young Alaka'i Leader Development Program's Phase II, April 10 atop the crater rim at Punchbowl on Oahu, Hawaii.

  • Yongsan thanks volunteers for 'devotion to service'

    Apr 12, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON- Forty five years since the transition to the All-Voluntary Force (AVF) of the United States Military, the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan recognizes the volunteers that serve in the voluntary Army today. They are the hidden forces that allows for the garrison to continue its undisturbed journey to 'Strong and getting Stronger,' here, Mar. 19.

  • 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion hosts SHARP walk

    Apr 10, 2015

    Over 1,000 Soldiers, civilians, family members, and pets attended the walk on April 03 to raise awareness and take a firm stand against Sexual Assault and Harassment. Lt. Col. Vanessa K. Ragsdale, commander of the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, opened the auspicious event by introducing the guest of honor, Brig. Gen. Clayton M. Hutmacher, 2nd Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment.

  • War hero revisits road to healing

    Apr 10, 2015

    It's been 20 years since Col. Cirilito Sobejana, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Philippine Army G3, visited Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC).

  • Becoming a leader

    Apr 7, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division held an NCO corps induction ceremony April 1 at the post theatre on Camp Humphreys. The Soldiers celebrated the achievement of entering into the NCO Corps as a rite of passage bringing with it tradition, and honor that has been a custom in the U.S. Army.

  • CrossFit a "hit" with new Soldiers at Suwon Air Base

    Apr 7, 2015

    With its focus on a varied mix of high intensity exercises and functional strength conditioning, the fitness philosophy CrossFit has caught the attention of professional athletes and fitness trainers across the world looking to gain a competitive edge.

  • Hawaii's enhanced Multiservice Market Leaders meet

    Apr 7, 2015

    Members of the enhanced Multiservice Market (eMSM)-Hawaii Joint Executive Council meet on April 3, 2015 at Hickam Air Force Base/Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Together, the JEC serves as the communication forum intended to enhance inter-Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) collaboration, coordination and integration of the Direct Care System (DCS) in Hawaii.

  • Operation PACIFIC ANGEL 15-3 spreads care in Vietnam

    Apr 7, 2015

    The United States and Vietnam began humanitarian assistance operations here March 23 as part of Operation Pacific Angel 15-3.

  • 25th ID welcomes New Deputy Commander

    Apr 6, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- The Tropic Lightning Division welcomed Brig. Gen. Gary M. Brito and his family during a "Flying V" Ceremony held on Weyand Field on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, April 2.

  • PRMC has a new Inspector General

    Apr 6, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent (left), Commanding General, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), swears in the incoming Inspector General (IG), Lt. Col. Vernon Wheeler, here, in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 3, 2015.

  • Stop! Hammer Time! 94th HHB Changes Command

    Apr 4, 2015

    The Sea Dragons of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command attended the change of command ceremony for the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery on April 3 in front of the 94th AAMDC Headquarters and Pacific Air Forces Headquarters building on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Community urged to do its part to end sexual assault

    Apr 3, 2015

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), an occasion recognized across the country.

  • 2ID Soldiers clean up Sincheon River

    Apr 2, 2015

    Citizens wearing clothes of different colors, each color representing the community they belong to, and U.S. Soldiers in universal camouflage gathered along the Sincheon River March 19 to clean out trash and litter at Dongducheon, South Korea.

  • Brig. Gen. Sargent briefs Commanders within USARPAC on Army Medicine in the Pacific

    Apr 2, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commanding General, Pacific Regional Medical Command, attended the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), commander's conference at the Hale Ikena, along with various other pacific area of operation commanders in order to receive the USARPAC commander's guidance for execution of the USARPAC's Theater Campaign Support Order. During the conference, Sargent also participated in senior leader professional development and had an opportunity to share and exchange information about Army Medicine in the Pacific.

  • PRMC Command Team proclaim their support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command Team proclaim their support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, on April 2, 2015. Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and Command Sgt, Maj. Robert Luciano, Command Sgt. Maj., PRMC, encourage all Soldiers, family members, and Department of the Army (DA) Civilians to join together, participate in all planned events and pledge to end sexual assault.

  • Task Force Talon welcomes Hill, first female to command deployed THAAD battery

    Apr 2, 2015

    U.S. Army Capt. Candace Hill, commander of Battery D, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, is the first female officer to command a forward deployed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery.

  • Keeping Resiliency Relevant 365

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign combines multiple efforts and initiatives to improve the readiness and resilience of the total Army.

  • Guam Strong: Enabling Sustained Missile Defense Operations

    Apr 2, 2015

    April 4th, 2015 marks the two year anniversary for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) mission on Guam. This important homeland defense mission takes incredible dedication from the THAAD Soldiers. However the Task Force Talon enablers set the stage for the first forward deployed THAAD Battery and are vital to the continued success of the THAAD mission on Guam.

  • Brig. Gen. Sargent meets with Nepalese Army Medical Leaders

    Mar 31, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), meets with medical leaders from the Nepalese Army, during a visit which was aimed at discussing the goals and aspirations to enhance medical capabilities within the Nepalese Army through a bilateral partnership with PRMC and the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) on March 16-21, 2015.

  • International Team Conducts Gobi Wolf 2015

    Mar 31, 2015

    The governments of Mongolia and the United States conducted an earthquake-readiness exercise together this week here. Gobi Wolf 2015 is a civil-military disaster preparedness and response initiative that focuses on regional readiness in response to natural and man-made disasters.

  • Arnn students learn about STEM

    Mar 31, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 1, 2015) -- "Science, Technology, Engineering and Math can be really fun," stated Madelyn Curriera, a 5th-grader from Arnn Elementary School, during the "STEMposium" event held March 26 at the school, on the Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation.

  • Annual Combined Capabilities Exercise Enhances U.S., ROK Partnership

    Mar 27, 2015

    As part of Foal Eagle, one of the largest annual field-training exercises in the world, the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division partnered with the Republic of Korea 137th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, 8th Infantry Division to conduct a combined capabilities exercise Mar. 25 at the Multi-Purpose Range Complex in Pocheon, South Korea.

  • South Korean President Reaffirms US-ROK Alliance, Vows to Strengthen Defense on Fifth Anniversary of

    Mar 27, 2015

    Republic of Korea President Park, Geun Hye joined bereaved family members, surviving crew members, senior government officials and military officers at the Daejon National Cemetery Mar. 26 on the fifth anniversary of the North Korean attack on the South Korean Navy Pohang-class Corvette Cheonan to mourn the loss of 46 sailors who perished on board and an underwater demolition team Warrant Officer who lost his life during search efforts.

  • USAHC-SB strides towards innovative care giving

    Mar 27, 2015

    Army Medicine leads the nation in transforming the delivery of health care.

  • Interoperability improved during annual Key Resolve exercise

    Mar 26, 2015

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- There may be some truth to the proverbial saying: "time heals all wounds"; but the scars of history are an enduring reminder to prepare for the future.

  • OCSJX-15 Enters Next Phase at Schofield Barracks

    Mar 26, 2015

    The second portion of Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2015 began at Schofield Barracks, HI, as the scenario execution phase of the first portion of the exercise began at Fort Bliss, Texas. The first portion of OCSJX-15 replicates actions taken in support of, phase 0, deterrence activities. At the end of the execution phase at Fort Bliss, the exercise then transitions to the second portion here, with the establishment of the Joint Theater Support Contracting Command.

  • OCSJX-15 scenario execution phase begins

    Mar 25, 2015

    Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2015 scenario execution phase began here March 24 and will continue through March 29. The exercise scenario focuses on training the workforce in OCS planning, execution and management.

  • 8th MPs uphold tradition, NCOs welcomed into the corps

    Mar 24, 2015

    While the Army is rich in history and has many traditions, there is only one tradition that acknowledges a Soldier as he or she takes on the mantle of leadership and becomes a noncommissioned officer and that is the NCO Induction Ceremony. Helicopters, tanks and guns placed around a historic104-year-old building makes for the backdrop, while over 20 NCOs from within the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, continue to uphold an Army tradition and are welcomed into the NCO Corps during a NCO Induction Ceremony held March 13, in front of the U.S. Army Museum Hawaii, here.

  • Former Yankee players inspire American and Japanese youth during camp

    Mar 24, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 25, 2015) -- "This was a once in a lifetime experience," said Maya Carter, a 6th-grader from the Arnn Elementary School, when describing the Tomodachi Charity Baseball Camp held March 21at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Task Force Talon supports future of Guam with PIE

    Mar 23, 2015

    Bright eyes follow the visitors entering the room. The low murmur of whispers builds into rumbling excitement, as students greet the volunteers who enter with warm smiles and eager anticipation.

  • Potential new way of producing water now comes in box form

    Mar 20, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers participated in a weeklong field-testing and train-the-trainer exercise using the Aspen 2000 water purification system combined with a water packaging trailer on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 9-18.

  • Kolekole Walking Path officially reopens for limited use

    Mar 20, 2015

    Members of the Army community turned out Saturday afternoon to hike the Kolekole Walking Path and take in the sweeping views it offered of Central Oahu and the Waianae Coast.

  • 2015 Pacific Regional Medical Command Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 20, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii --- Non-commissioned officers and junior enlisted Soldiers from Medical Department Activity Korea (MEDDAC-K), Medical Department Activity Japan (MEDDAC-J), Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and United States Army Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB) participated in the 2015 Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Best Warrior Competition here, March 16-19, 2015.

  • Paratrooper connects with grandfather in return to 'the Rock'

    Mar 19, 2015

    It was the last stronghold of the Japanese. A small tadpole shaped island in the Philippines known as Corregidor and it was all the Americans needed in order to secure a victory. The 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team, activated in August of 1941 prior to the beginning of World War II, was among the few chosen to combat Japanese defenses there.

  • Korean War POW gets final salute

    Mar 19, 2015

    Sixty-four years after being declared dead at Valley Number One POW Camp in North Korea, Army Sgt. Floyd J.R. Jackson, a Korean War prisoner of war, was returned home, March 5, 2015, to full military honors courtesy of Fort Carson.

  • AFSBn-NEA hosts Japanese officer in Co-Op program

    Mar 19, 2015

  • U.S., South Korean troops reunite for exercise

    Mar 19, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- American Soldiers who specialize in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive hazards joined forces with South Korean troops during Key Resolve in Korea.

  • FM capability enhanced in OCSJX-15

    Mar 18, 2015

    For the first time, members of the Financial Management career field are fully integrated in the Operational Contract Support exercise. Two FM members are incorporated into each of the 12 Regional Contracting Cells, with centralized disbursing agents overseeing four RCCs apiece. "It is absolutely critical that w train side-by-side with our FM partners," said U.S. Army Col. Paul Pardew, division chief for OCS on the Joint Staff. "They are critical to how Operational Contracting Support is planned, executed and synchronized with combatant command operations and desired effects."

  • 835th creates another port operations solution at White Beach

    Mar 18, 2015

    The 835th Transportation Battalion continues to create innovative solutions for unusual port operations problems at White Beach in Okinawa, Japan.

  • Acting IMCOM Region Director gains insight about the Camp Zama installation

    Mar 18, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 19, 2015) -- Installation Management Command's Acting Pacific Region Director, Gregory Kuhr, visited Camp Zama March 12 during a tour of Army installations in the Asia and Pacific region.

  • Medical Unit Learns 'Fight Tonight' Readiness Skills

    Mar 18, 2015

    As part of the peninsula wide Key Resolve 15 exercise, Soldiers from 121st Combat Support Hospital (CSH), Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea, dug in for some cohesive unit training that addressed their readiness capabilities if called upon should hostilities occur along the Korean peninsula. One aspect of the training was a mass-casualty exercise and other events such as live surgical procedures with volunteer patients, evacuation procedures, establishing a field hospital and relocating it as well as reacting to various medical scenarios. All of which tested the medical personnel abilities to stand up the Critical Care Corridor portion of the 88-bed CSH and react to various trauma scenarios.

  • USAG Japan hosts 4th annual earthquake functional exercise

    Mar 17, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 17, 2015) --The 4th annual earthquake functional exercise was conducted March 12 by U.S. Army Garrison Japan's Directorate of Emergency Services. The exercise was held in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on the Camp Zama installation.

  • Yomitan Village, Torii Station Participate in Sports Exchange Program

    Mar 17, 2015

    More than 80 residents from Sobe Ward, Toguchi Ward and Oki Ward were welcomed by officials from U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa, the Okinawa Defense Bureau and 73 members of the U.S. Army Family for some friendly competition, food and fun. Eight teams competed for top honors in a beanbag toss, a no-holds-barred five colored-tug-of-war and a wild three-legged race, but in the end the combined sense of community came out on top.

  • US, Cambodia partner for Exercise Angkor Sentinel 2015

    Mar 17, 2015

    U.S. forces from the Idaho Army National Guard arrived in Cambodia last week for the commencement of Angkor Sentinel 2015, March 9, 2015. Angkor Sentinel is an annual bilateral exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces that focuses on providing humanitarian assistance and responding to disasters. This year marks the sixth iteration of this significant and highly-productive regional training exercise.

  • RCAF Soldiers learn to be first responders during Angkor Sentinel 2015

    Mar 17, 2015

    Members of the 18th Medical Command Group conducted a four day, medical first responder exercise for soldiers from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, March 11, 2015.

  • U.S. Army Human Resources Command drills trainers to roll out new report

    Mar 17, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command will train a cadre of Soldiers and dispatch them across the Army to spearhead the implementation of a new Non-commissioned Officer Evaluation Report scheduled for roll-out this autumn.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers remember the 'Forgotten War'

    Mar 17, 2015

    It's been a little more than 64 years since the Battle of Chipyong-ni. If you don't know the details of this conflict off the top of your head, you're not alone. While it doesn't have the same name power as, say, the Invasion of Normandy or the Battle of the Bulge, it was without a doubt one of the most decisive actions of the Korean War.

  • KATUSA Program Key to Enduring Partnership between U.S. and Republic of Korea

    Mar 17, 2015

    The U.S. and the Republic of Korea (ROK) will commemorate 65 years of partnership since both nations first amalgamated in June 1950 as the US-ROK Alliance (the Alliance) to repel the invasion by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

  • Medical Planning at the Forefront of Exercise Key Resolve in Japan

    Mar 16, 2015

    United States Army Japan (USARJ) Surgeon collaborates with 62nd Medical Brigade (MED BDE) and 18th Medical Command (MEDCOM) to further refine the Medical Concept of Support for the Japan Area of Operation (AOR) in support of the Key Resolve 2015 training exercise.

  • Resiliency Training

    Mar 15, 2015

    Medical Department Activity- Japan (MEDDAC-J) conducts resiliency training through paintball.

  • First day of Angkor Sentinel 2015 is highlighted not by training but giving

    Mar 14, 2015

    On the first day of Angkor Sentinel 2015, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific, the first day of working together did not involve training but giving.

  • Command troops hone skills during Exercise Key Resolve

    Mar 13, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives, or CBRNE, Command prepared to return home following Exercise Key Resolve in South Korea, March 13.

  • Bronco Brigade masters skills during Exercise Lightning Forge

    Mar 13, 2015

    The Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division spent two grueling weeks facing off against opposing forces (OPFOR) in order to test their skills during Exercise Lightning Forge, one of the largest training exercises conducted recently at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Army Reserve chief visits Mililani High School JROTC

    Mar 13, 2015

    Chief of the Army Reserve, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, and his staff met with cadets from the Mililani High School JROTC to congratulate them on their recent success during the recent CyberPatriot competition, which challenges teams of students from the United States, Canada and Department of Defense schools abroad to resolve cyber security scenarios in simulated environments.

  • Safety tips, regulation awareness urged for hiking in Hawaii

    Mar 13, 2015

    The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is reminding the public to obey the law while hiking in Hawaii

  • Medics Strengthen Bonds, Solve Challenges

    Mar 12, 2015

    One could argue the best friendships are forged through shared experiences and, sometimes, challenges. War is often a source of bonds between Soldiers that is sometimes explained as an experience that one can only realize first hand. Prior to war, the experiences that can build a military unit's cohesion frequently are presented during training. Soldiers assigned to the 121st Combat Support Hospital recently had an opportunity to strengthen friendships and hone skills during an exercise on Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Korea Training Offers Chance for Siblings to Bond

    Mar 12, 2015

    Her bright red lipstick screamed "look at me," contrasting with the thick, light brown bangs she modestly hid behind. She wore a light purple, crocheted hat and a small, cloth owl-shaped pin. Her energy buzzed in a playful, Mary Poppins way. She quietly appeared on the subway platform near Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul, South Korea, seemingly out of nowhere, and smiled widely as she touched her brother's shoulder.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander experiences last frontier

    Mar 12, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific's commanding general, visited Fairbanks, Alaska, the nation's last frontier, March 10, 2015, to evaluate how cold-weather training is conducted in Alaska's vast training locations.

  • Signal Brigade leadership visits ROK military sites during Key Resolve 15

    Mar 12, 2015

    The senior enlisted leader of 1st Signal Brigade conducted battlefield circulation to Korean military bases, including 5th Corps in Idong, the 6th Corps in Pocheon, and the 7th Corps in Icheon, Korea, March 11.

  • Marine analyst visits Spartan Brigade

    Mar 10, 2015

    What seemed to be a normal week at the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, turned out to be a little different as a green, beige and black camouflaged uniform made a distinguishing contrast to the Army Combat Uniform normally seen around the Spartan Brigade.

  • Am I Healthy? A Closer Look at the Meaning of Well Being

    Mar 10, 2015

    Most people view 'being healthy' as desirable, sought after, and often elusive. There are many definitions of healthy, leading to quite a bit of dispute over what it is to be healthy. Exploring what the 'healthy' label might imply may shed light on our individual understanding of what health means to us, and better help us reach our personal health goals.

  • Training the force, anywhere

    Mar 10, 2015

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, recently concluded exercise Lightning Forge 2015 March 6 as part of a culminating home station training event as well as a proof-of-concept mission for the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability, a training and evaluation program run by the 196th Infantry Brigade.

  • USO stars visit DMZ in Korea

    Mar 9, 2015

    The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff brought USO tour celebrities to the 38th parallel where Soldiers from North Korea and South Korea have stared each other down for more than six decades.

  • Spartan first sergeant earns coveted Master Parachutist badge

    Mar 9, 2015

    After 18 years of service and multiple combat deployments, a company first sergeant earned the coveted master parachutist badge, the highest-level airborne skills award here, March 6, 2016.

  • Expert Infantrymen Badge Evaluation: Hard work pays off

    Mar 6, 2015

    Infantrymen with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division participated in a week-long Expert Infantrymen Badge (EIB) evaluation. The EIB is designed to recognize Infantrymen with the potential to master critical tasks to build the core foundation of the individual's proficiency. This allows them to locate and destroy the enemy through fire and close combat.

  • 94th AAMDC THAAD Battery in Guam transfers authority to its sister unit

    Mar 5, 2015

    Task Force Talon's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, Battery A, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, passed the defense of Guam mission to Btry. D, 2nd ADA, during a transfer of authority ceremony March 4, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • PRMC NCO selected as MEDCOM's top IG

    Mar 5, 2015

    The Office of the Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), on behalf of Command Sgt. Major Gerald Ecker, Command Sergeant Major, MEDCOM, announces the winner of the 2015 MEDCOM Inspector General (IG) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year competition, Master Sgt. Joel Thomas from the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC).