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  • 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).

  • Logistics for Pacific Pathways: Malaysia

    Mar 4, 2015

    The Keris Strike portion of the Pacific Pathways exercise provided logisticians from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, with valuable lessons about supporting a combined task force.

  • Republic of Korea honors America's heroes

    Mar 4, 2015

    Speaker of the National Assembly for the Republic of Korea, Chung Ui Hwa, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery to honor America's fallen.

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Key Resolve exercise

    Mar 4, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- The U.S. Defense Department's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is participating Key Resolve in South Korea March 2 - 13.

  • Dailey outlines initiatives, priorities on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Mar 4, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey made his first official troop visit to discuss the Army's priorities, outline his initiatives, and get feedback from Soldiers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, March 2-3.

  • Soldiers hone skills at machine gun university

    Mar 3, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Fourteen noncommissioned officers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participated in the unit's machine gun university Feb. 23-27 at Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Engineers enhance leadership through staff exercise

    Mar 3, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers and staff with 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, trained in a Command Post Exercise to simulate mission command of other units in combat scenarios Feb. 23-27, at Leader's Field here.

  • Fil-Am Soldier sees historical 70th Anniversary of Corregidor thru today's partnership

    Mar 2, 2015

    "Freedom isn't free," U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Arvin Layugan told Mike Enriquez of Philippine radio station DZBB 594KHZ during a Feb. 27, interview broadcast to millions of listeners while speaking about the 70th Commemoration of the re-taking of Corregidor.

  • PRMC Officer donates her hair as she prepares for Ranger training

    Mar 2, 2015

    1st Lt. McKinsey Hulen, Special Projects Officer (G3), Headquarters, Pacific Regional Medical Command, donates her hair as she prepares to attempt something that only 43 other female Soldiers in the U.S. Army's history have tried; Hulen is attending the U.S. Army Ranger Training and Assessment Course (RTAC) later this month at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 3-25 Avn. practices non-combatant evacuation

    Mar 2, 2015

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade picked up close to 60 refugees from a muddy field by Dillingham Airfield on the North Shore of Oahu Mar. 1, and evacuated them to the safety of a U.S. Navy ship at Pearl Harbor. The refugees, however, were not as they seemed. They were Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team role-playing as civilians, and the evacuation was a planned part of a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation built into Lightning Forge 2015, a huge exercise conducted by the 25th Infantry Division.

  • Korean, U.S. Soldiers Brave Cold, Test Medical Skills

    Mar 1, 2015

    On a small military airfield about 20 miles south of the border that separates North and South Korea, Soldiers from South Korea's and America's armies have gathered in windy and cool conditions to test their ability to deal with a medical emergency caused by chemical munitions.

  • Japanese leaders visit 20th CBRNE Command

    Feb 27, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland -- Leaders from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) paid a visit to the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) here Feb. 27.

  • Fight against ISIL among top concerns for US troops

    Feb 26, 2015

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has been on the job for less than a week, but is already answering tough questions from Soldiers about the way ahead in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Daesh.

  • Odierno, Dailey emphasize trust at Army's SHARP Academy

    Feb 26, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey spoke with students of the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program's, or SHARP's, baseline certification course at the SHARP Academy on Fort Leavenworth, Feb. 26.

  • 78th Signal hosts Black History Month observance

    Feb 25, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 25, 2015) -- The 78th Signal Battalion hosted a Black History Month observance Feb. 19 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, to recognize and honor the many achievements and aspects of African-American culture.

  • Japanese First Responders Team Up with US Partners during Exercise

    Feb 25, 2015

    The scene was set on a crisp afternoon as the notional scenario played out. A military aircraft crashes, crew members eject into the sea before impact while others lie helplessly near the wreckage. Japanese citizens on the ground are also injured by the debris.

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa Welcomes New CSM

    Feb 25, 2015

    Soldiers, Families and civilians gathered under blue skies at Torii Beach Feb. 20 to officially welcome and formally recognize Command Sgt. Maj. Kelvin A. Broadnax as U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa's senior enlisted adviser.

  • Eighth Army honors FILA Chairman as Inaugural Distinguished Former KATUSA of the Year

    Feb 25, 2015

    Eighth Army honored Chairman Yoon, Yoon-soo, chief executive officer and chairman of Fila Global and the Acushnet Company as the inaugural Staff Sgt. Kim, Sang-won Distinguished Former KATUSA of the Year Feb. 24 at the Eighth Army Headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

  • Civilian Expeditionary Workforce offers IMCOM employee unique development

    Feb 25, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 23, 2015) -- Joining the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce took André Douglas from program manager to deputy commander.

  • McHugh details sequestration dangers, talks Army priorities

    Feb 25, 2015

    If sequestration triggers this year it will affect every person and mission the U.S. Army has, Army Secretary John McHugh said during a Defense Writer's Group breakfast, Feb. 25.

  • Ambulances delivered to support Philippine armed forces

    Feb 25, 2015

    Twenty-three high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles, or Humvees, were delivered to the Philippine Armed Forces between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1 as part of a foreign military sales case facilitated by the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) Helps Empower Leaders of the Hawaii Army National Guard Youth Challenge Program

    Feb 24, 2015

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii--The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Chaplain, Lt. Col. Steven Jones, supported the Hawaii Army National Guard Youth Challenge Program at Barbers Point by teaching the cadre and staff about different approaches to leadership development, January 12-16, 2015.

  • Dempsey visits strategic, remote Kwajalein Atoll

    Feb 23, 2015

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visit Kwajalein

  • Local hospital gives back to Garrison Korean Nationals

    Feb 22, 2015

    SEOUL, Republic of Korea -- The Soon Cheon Hyang Hospital and U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan strengthened their relationship with a committment of medical support to Korean personnel operating in the garrison.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' continues Sounds of Freedom tradition

    Feb 20, 2015

    The Sounds of Freedom division of the Great Aloha Run, which consists of service members from all branches of the military running in formation with their units, can trace its name and lineage back more than 40 years to the 25th Infantry Division, according to the Great Aloha Run website.

  • 25th ID, Thai soldiers conduct field and jungle training

    Feb 19, 2015

    25th Infantry Division participated with Royal Thai Army soldiers assigned to the 31st Infantry Regiment, Rapid Deployment Force, King's Guard to complete jungle operations and field training scenarios during exercise Cobra Gold 15, Lop Buri, Thailand. CG15, in its 34th iteration, is designed to advance regional security and ensure effective responses to regional crises by bringing together a robust multinational force from partner nations sharing common goals and security commitments in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Apache aircrews fire for qualification

    Feb 19, 2015

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division conducted a live-fire aerial gunnery to certify AH-64E Apache crews.

  • Dragon U Prepares Signal Soldiers to Support Korean Networks

    Feb 19, 2015

    The 36th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade has been conducting Dragon University during the month of Feb. to introduce new Soldiers to the networks and communications equipment used in Korea.

  • Job shadowing at Camp Zama; student gains communication skills

    Feb 19, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 20, 2015) -- Haruna Tanbe, an 8th-grader from Sagamihara Junior High School, job shadowed at the Camp Zama Housing Management Office from Feb. 17 to 19 to gain work experience.

  • Fort Wainwright Safety Office wins 'ICE Breaker' award for outstanding service

    Feb 18, 2015

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - The Installation Safety team recently earned the "ICE Breaker" award for its dedication to improving the customer experience here through innovation and customer feedback.

  • JBLM Soldiers help clean up local elementary school campus

    Feb 18, 2015

    JBLM Soldiers participated in an elementary school safety clean up as part of a community outreach program.

  • 94th AAMDC's Shadow the CG wraps up with CSA visit

    Feb 18, 2015

    Six Soldiers with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, concluded their participation in a new leadership development program, Shadow the CG, Feb. 11, 2015, during the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno's visit to the Headquarters of the 94th AAMDC, U.S. Army Pacific at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • 25th CAB Soldiers; Royal Thai Army Conduct MEDEVAC and Maintenance Training

    Feb 17, 2015

    Royal Thai Army Soldiers of the King's Guard, and U.S. Army Aviators of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade , 25th Infantry Division conduct Medical Evacuation and UH-60 Black Hawk maintenence training for exercise Cobra Gold 15 at Lop Buri, Thailand Feb. 13. Cobra Gold 15 focuses on increasing both nations' interoperability and capabilities to respond during humanitarian efforts to support the people of the region by land, air, and/or ground operations.

  • Eighth Army, Korean Leaders Team up to Help Dongdaemun Residents in Need

    Feb 17, 2015

    Eighth Army Soldiers, civilians and senior leaders worked with the Republic of Korea-United States Good Neighbor Sports Association (RUAFA) and local South Korean civilian leaders to hand out approximately 2,000 charcoal briquettes known as "yeontan" Feb. 13 to residents in Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul.

  • Paving the way for future leaders

    Feb 17, 2015

    The first senior enlisted female to serve as a command senior enlisted leader of a sub-unified combatant command in a time of war, Command Sgt. Maj. (R) Cynthia A. Pritchett, was the honored guest speaker at U.S. Army Pacific Sisters in Arms meeting Feb. 12 at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel, Hawaii.

  • Odierno visits commands, Soldiers throughout U.S. Army Pacific

    Feb 17, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited with Soldiers and leaders throughout U.S. Army Pacific on Oahu, Hawaii, Feb. 11-12.

  • Pacific Waterborne, Air Assault, Aviation troops team up in maritime rappel/sling load ops

    Feb 17, 2015

    Operating in the Pacific Theater requires teamwork, interoperability and a dedication to maximizing unique capabilities like the ones demonstrated in the waters near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, during maritime rappel and sling load training Feb. 11.

  • Pacific Army chefs prepare for top culinary events

    Feb 17, 2015

    For the Army's top chefs on Oahu, everyday leading up to mid-March brings a chance to improve and prepare for this year's top Army and Department of Defense culinary competitions.

  • US Army medics; Royal Thai Soldiers conduct medical training

    Feb 16, 2015

    U.S. Army medics with Company C, 225 Brigade Sustainment Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, teamed up with Royal Thai Army Soldiers of the 31st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force, to conduct two separate week-long joint medical training classes during exercise Cobra Gold 15.

  • US Army "Wolf Hounds"; Thai Royal Army complete mortar-based training

    Feb 16, 2015

    Royal Thai Army Soldiers, from the 31st Infantry Regiment, and US Soldiers from the 1/27th Infantry "Wolf Hounds," 25th Infantry Division work together to complete mortar-based training scenarios, designed by their leadership, during partnership-building training exercise, Cobra Gold 15, in Lop Buri, Thailand.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Jungle Operations Training Center

    Feb 16, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno visited the 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Academy/Jungle Operations Training Center, Feb. 12.

  • MEDDAC-J observes Japanese Ground Self Defense Force MASCAL exercise

    Feb 16, 2015

    U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) personnel in Japan observe a Japanese MASCAL Exercise on Feb. 14, 2015, at Camp Mishuku, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Sounds of Freedom team with local community for Great Aloha Run

    Feb 16, 2015

    HONOLULU, HAWAII -- It was an early Monday morning in Honolulu as more than 5000 motivated Soldiers alongside their Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines counterparts jam-packed the streets for the Great Aloha Run Feb 16.

  • Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia visits USARJ on Camp Zama installation

    Feb 13, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 13, 2015) -- Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited the U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) headquarters on the Camp Zama installation Feb. 11 with his counterpart, Warrant Officer Mitsunori Watanabe, senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces.

  • Farewell Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary Chuck Hagel

    Feb 13, 2015

    To the men and women of the Department of Defense: When I joined the United States Army 48 years ago, I could not have imagined one day serving as secretary of defense. It has been a tremendous privilege to serve with you.

  • Crisis hotline is saving lives

    Feb 13, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- There are two programs that provide personal counseling, assistance and support to Soldiers, veterans and families in need. If a service member is having relationship problems, financial problems or just needs to talk, he or she can call the toll free hotlines listed below and talk with a licensed counselor or veteran peer. These programs are for all ranks, gender and all ages with full anonymity to the caller. There is a sense of hope when a caller can speak with someone and try to resolve the problem holi

  • US, Thai Army pilots conduct flight training

    Feb 12, 2015

    31-1st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force Soldiers along with 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division pilots, work together to train in a UH-60 Blackhawk flight simulator during the partnership-building exercise, Cobra Gold 15, in Lop Buri, Thailand on Feb. 7. The ability to fly low and provide vertical lift capability makes the UH-60 Blackhawk a valuable asset that can be used in search and rescue missions during Humanitarian Assistance Operations.

  • US Soldiers conduct cleanup at Thai community school

    Feb 12, 2015

    US Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, work with Thai Soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, Kings Guard Rapid Deployment Force, to clean up at the Chupsorn School during a joint community service project in Lop Buri, Thailand, continuing a 182 year tradition of friendship between the Thai and American peoples, on 3 Feb, 2015.

  • US Soldiers foster bonds with Thai community

    Feb 12, 2015

    Cobra Gold 15, in its 34th iteration, demonstrates the commitment of the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership to advance prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. This year marks the 182nd year of the friendship between the Thai and American peoples.

  • Camp Zama holds a Fitness Fusion Festival

    Feb 12, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 12, 2015) -- Camp Zama's community members participated in a four hour "Fitness Fusion Festival" held Feb. 7 at Yano Fitness Center, here.

  • Army, Navy leaders: New technology, joint collaboration advance comms for Asia-Pacific

    Feb 12, 2015

    The Army and Navy are working in lockstep to meet the demands of today's always-connected Soldiers and Sailors while addressing the unique communications challenges of the Asia-Pacific theater, senior leaders said.

  • 3-25 AVN Conducts First Overwater Hoist Training

    Feb 12, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- In and over the water of Kaneohe Bay, the men and women of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade made 25th Infantry Division history Jan. 28 and 29. On those days, Charlie Co., 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment conducted live overwater hoist training, using an HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter to lift service members from the water in an aircraft crash and survival scenario.

  • 25th CAB says "Aloha!" to the Kiowa

    Feb 12, 2015

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The wind was blowing hard the morning of Feb. 9, but not hard enough to stop the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade from flying their OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters one final time. The 25 Kiowas assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th CAB were flown from their home here to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam where they were prepared to be shipped back to the mainland where they will be retired. The Army is calling this process divestment.

  • CSA Gen. Odierno visits 25th Inf. Div.

    Feb 12, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno visits the 25th Infantry Division Feb. 12 on Schofield Barracks. During his visit Gen. Odierno observed Soldiers training at the Lightning Academy, received a brief on the Division's readiness, current and future training objectives from senior leaders throughout the Tropic Lightning Division. He also held a question and answer session at Sgt. Smith Theater to discuss Soldiers way of life, items that impact Soldier morale, the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program, female Soldiers taking a larger role in combat military occupation specialties, and other topics the Soldiers might have concerns about. Before departing Schofield Barracks, Gen. Odierno recognized 12 Soldiers for their contributions, dedication, and commitment to the U.S. Army and 25th Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team/Released)

  • Army Chief of Staff holds town hall in Hawaii

    Feb 12, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno hosted a town hall meeting with Soldiers, civilians and family members of U.S. Army Hawaii, or USARHAW, at the Smith Theater here, Feb. 12.

  • Airmen visit Thunder Brigade, gain insight on capabilities

    Feb 11, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Leaders and pilots from 25th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Wing, located at Osan Air Base, South Korea, visited 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Feb. 6, to gain insight on the mission capabilities of the brigade.

  • Warrior Brigade kicks off with Cobra Gold 15

    Feb 11, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, or 2SBCT, 25th ID, stood alongside Thai soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, or 31-1 IN, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force, during Cobra Gold 15's opening ceremony at Royal Thai Army's Camp 31-1, near Lop Buri, Thailand, Feb. 10.

  • Warrior Brigade Soldiers believes in SHARP program

    Feb 11, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault is a problem that is not only hunting our nation but our Army as well. So how do we stop it? Throughout the entire Army; formations have been taking a proactive approach by training and qualifying leaders about the problem and educating them on how to properly deal and assist victims who has been evolved in said situations.

  • Soldiers and Airmen from the Pacific Region conduct MEDEVAC training

    Feb 11, 2015

    Soldiers and Airmen from within the Pacific Region receive Aero Medical Evacuation (AEROMEDEVAC) instruction, during their Medical Education and Demonstration of Individual Competence (MEDIC) training, in front of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), on Feb. 11, 2015.

  • 25th ID kicks off Cobra Gold 15

    Feb 11, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, stood alongside Thai Soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force, during a Cobra Gold 15 Opening Ceremony on the Royal Thai Army's Camp 31-1, near Lop Buri, Thailand, Feb. 10.

  • 25th ID CDR meets with Royal Thai Army Leaders

    Feb 11, 2015

    25th ID and Royal Thai Army leadership met for exercise Cobra Gold 15, a multilateral annual military training event. US participation in CG15 was significantly rescoped to reflect the increased focus on civic action, such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, with the aim of expanding regional cooperation and coordination in these vital areas.

  • US, Thai Soldiers build camaraderie through sports and fitness

    Feb 11, 2015

    25th ID and Royal Thai Army Soldiers build close friendships through joint community service projects, friendly sporting events, and humanitarian aid focused training during multilateral exercise Cobra Gold 15. CG15, in its 34th iteration, demonstrates the commitment of the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership to advance prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Korean War Heroics Commemorated during Annual Ceremony

    Feb 10, 2015

    Hundreds of Korean War veterans, U.S. Forces Korea servicemembers, and supporters of the Alliance between the Republic of Korea and the U.S., paid homage Feb. 6 at Osan Air Base to the Soldiers of "Easy" Company, 27th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Eighth U.S. Army during an annual commemoration ceremony.

  • Signal Brigade conducts combined decontamination exercise with South Korean army

    Feb 10, 2015

    Soldiers of 293rd Signal Company conducted a decontamination exercise, combined with the 50th Infantry Division of Republic of Korea, or R.O.K., Army, Feb. 5.

  • Language of Smiles Spoken at Local Preschool

    Feb 10, 2015

    Nearly every week for the past four years, U.S. Army Soldiers have volunteered their time to teach preschool children English as part of a U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa outreach effort. However, more often than not, it's the Soldiers that come away from the experience with a better understanding.

  • Air Defense Soldiers Support Local School

    Feb 10, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash.- Soldiers of 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade have partnered up with an area school to participate in the Adopt-a-School Program offered through Steilacoom Historical School District.

  • Alaska paratroopers master winter operations at SUSV driver's training

    Feb 10, 2015

    Spartan paratroopers with the 725th Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division participated in a small unit support vehicle (SUSV) driver's training course to further the battalion's arctic readiness at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 2 through 6, 2015.