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  • USARPAC FY14 Memorial Day and Summer Safety Message

    May 15, 2014

    Memorial Day is a time of reflection, a time to remember the sacrifices of those who have come before us and to honor all of the brave men and women who gave their lives defending our nation and values. I need your support in making this solemn holiday a time to pay tribute to our fallen comrades, while also ensuring that we do not lose a single Soldier, Family member, or Civilian employee to a preventable accident.

  • JTF-NCR teams up with Arrowhead Soldiers for multinational, joint forces live-fire exercise

    May 15, 2014

    In front of a multitude of distinguished visitors, a dozen soldiers from the Philippine Army's Special Operations Force leap from a C-130 troop transport aircraft during a High Altitude Low Opening jump onto their objective far below.

  • State of Hawaii honors soldiers during Military Appreciation Month

    May 14, 2014

    The State of Hawaii House of Representatives and Senate honors military personnel and family members based in Hawaii during Military Appreciation Month with proclamations. Congress designated May as a way to recognize service members. Every May has been designated as National Military Appreciation Month since 1999.

  • Exercise Kai Malu O' Hawaiian helps keep Hawaii's waters safe

    May 14, 2014

    HONOLULU--The sixth annual Kai Malu O' Hawaii joint and interagency full-scale threat training exercise took place at the Honolulu Airport and Bellows Air Station training areas, May 7 to 9.

  • Army divers complete underwater salvage exercise

    May 14, 2014

    Divers with the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 130th Engineer Brigade, recently completed their annual salvage exercise, May 9, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam that focused on salvage and construction tasks that are common to the detachment.

  • 10th Regional Support Group Unit Ministry Team conducts relationship training Okinawa-style

    May 14, 2014

    Single Soldiers of the 10th Regional Support Group Headquarters and Headquarters Company conducted relationship training March 24 at Okuma Recreation Facility, Okinawa Japan. Soldiers were taught by the 78th Signal Battalion's Chaplain Mike Jernigan of Fayetteville, North Carolina, in the beautiful Okinawa outdoors to learn how to foster positive relationships.

  • 10th Regional Support Group Enhances Opportunities for Children

    May 14, 2014

    The Bob Hope Primary School and 10th Regional Support Group signed the Partners in Education Proclamation on May 8 in front of the school grounds.

  • 210th Soldiers get a day of adventure

    May 13, 2014

    INJE, South Korea -- For Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, even fun starts before the sun rises over the mountain ridge and its rays tumble into Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • 'Strike Brigade' vets to mark deployment anniversary

    May 13, 2014

    Combat veterans of the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team will mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Army's historic first operational deployment from South Korea this August.

  • Senior leaders highlight ASC capabilities in Pacific

    May 13, 2014

  • 40th Quartermasters win DA level ROWPU RODEO

    May 13, 2014

    The 40th Quartermaster Company, 45th Sustainment Brigade came away with first place after traveling to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story to participate in the Sergeant Major John C. Marigliano Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) Rodeo May 5-9.

  • Fort Wainwright offers MFT

    May 13, 2014

    It was a little before 8 a.m. on a Thursday morning and while most Fort Wainwright Soldiers headed to the showers 43 of their peers began their second hour of Physical Readiness Training as part of the Master Fitness Trainer Class.

  • 45th takes over CMRE mission in Afghanistan

    May 13, 2014

    More than 100 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command cased their unit's colors during a deployment ceremony, May 13, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, in support of the Central Command's Materiel Recovery Element mission.

  • Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, "Got Your Back"

    May 13, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea --Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in "Got Your Back," an interactive training session that is part of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program May 9, in the Casey Theatre on Camp Casey, South Korea. The "Got Your Back" instructors opened up the dialogue for Soldiers to learn the differences between healthy situations and language, and the harmful kind through real-life scenarios.

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers win EFMB

    May 13, 2014

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, win the Expert Field Medical Badge on May 2, 2014 on Warrior Base, South Korea. Maj. Paul Clark, a native of Fairfax Station, Va., the brigade surgeon, and Pfc. William Barton, from San Antonio, Texas, a health care specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th FA Bde., 2nd Inf. Div., won the coveted badge.

  • Commissary, TRICARE adjustments needed to retain readiness, senators told

    May 12, 2014

    Slowing the growth of military pay and housing allowances, reducing commissary subsidies and adjusting TRICARE costs will save $31 billion over the next five years and enable enhanced readiness, senior leaders told lawmakers.

  • 210th FA Bde. conducts ACL retrieval exercise

    May 12, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in an Ammunition Combat Load Retrieval Exercise May 7-8, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The training exercise focused on the brigade's ability to retrieve, upload and transport the brigade's ACL.

  • Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, "Got Your Back"

    May 12, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea --Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in "Got Your Back," an interactive training session that is part of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program May 9, in the Casey Theatre on Camp Casey, South Korea. The "Got Your Back" instructors opened up the dialogue for Soldiers to learn the differences between healthy situations and language, and the harmful kind through real-life scenarios. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

  • Dr. Seuss is on the loose!

    May 12, 2014

    Excitement and joy filled the hearts and faces of students at Bob Hope Elementary School as U.S. Army Soldiers served a "Green Eggs and Ham" breakfast kicking off the Read Across America program on Mar. 3rd, for Dr. Seuss' birthday. Soldiers from the 10th Regional Support Group adopted the school earlier this year and now visit the students and faculty periodically helping by teach curriculum.

  • US Army Japan on Okinawa builds lasting friendships with Japanese Ground Self Defense Force officers

    May 12, 2014

    Eleven U.S. Army Officers were joined by their Japanese counterparts for a three day friendship cultural exchange focusing on Army organizations, physical fitness, promotions and information exchanges from Mar. 12-14th.

  • 416th Army Field Support Brigade participates in Key Resolve 2014 in Korea

    May 12, 2014

    The 416th Army Field Support Brigade participated in Operation Key Resolve in the Republic of Korea. Soldiers of this brigade supported the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, including preparation for the issue of war stock equipment and providing contracting support for base operations in the event that hostilities occur on the Korean peninsula.

  • 94th AAMDC troops compete for "Best Sea Dragon" NCO, Soldier of the year

    May 12, 2014

    Winners of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier quarterly boards over the past year competed in a demanding battle for the titles of "Best Sea Dragon" NCO and Soldier in the command May 6 and 7.

  • Joint Chiefs: Pay and benefits must remain competitive

    May 11, 2014

    Budgetary pressures mean military compensation must be scrutinized but service members must get the best support the nation can afford, military leaders told senators Tuesday.

  • Cavalry Soldier to represent USFK at NASCAR race

    May 9, 2014

    A cavalry sergeant will represent U.S. Forces Korea at the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR race at the Michigan International Speedway on June 15.

  • 2014 Military Spouse Appreciation Day: "Military Spouses: Keeping Army Families STRONG"

    May 9, 2014

    Congress officially made Military Spouse Appreciation Day part of National Military Appreciation Month in 1999. This year the commemoration falls on May 9, 2014, and the theme is Army Spouses: Keeping Army Families STRONG.

  • Sea Dragons combine Thunder Ride with SAAM awareness

    May 9, 2014

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command "Sea Dragons" successfully completed their quarterly motorcycle mentorship ride, April 25, combined with the unit's ongoing Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) observances for April.

  • That's for the Birds

    May 8, 2014

    It's 6:30a.m., and the base is alive like the city that never sleeps. Soldiers everywhere are executing their daily exercise regimens when suddenly a loud shotgun-like sound is heard echoing across the base. As some Soldiers continue what they were doing, others looked startled, scratching their heads in confusion. What those Soldiers were hearing, is the same sound Airmen at Osan and Kunsan Air Bases hear every day. The sounds come from a deterrent system called the 'bird cannon.' These cannons are well known to those who work in the aviation field, but not all Soldiers assigned here are aviators.

  • FTX caps off month-long training

    May 8, 2014

    Moving personnel and equipment across the battlefield is a ground unit's most important tasks in combat. This is especially true of sustainment Soldiers, for whom this isn't an occasional mission, but a daily responsibility. It is because of this importance that the Forward Support Company, 84th Engineer Battalion held a field training exercise (FTX) April 28 - May 1 at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii.

  • FCC Hawaii Tabletop Exercise

    May 8, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center hosted its first ever Hawaii Federal Coordinating Center (FCC) Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH) Hickam Field Patient Reception Area Tabletop Exercise at the Makai Recreation Center on JBPHH May 7, 2014.

  • Soldiers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Supports Linapuni Elem. School

    May 7, 2014

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command brought smiles to kid's faces of Linapuni Elementary School for field day, Apr 24.

  • American troops honored at Korean Cultural Night

    May 6, 2014

    Senior South Korean officials and U.S. military leaders honored American troops at the Korean Cultural Night dinner in Seoul, South Korea, May 2, 2014.

  • US Army Pacific's positive approach to suicide prevention

    May 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Pacific: New Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention policy represents a strategic shift toward building individual protective factors in Soldiers and Family members.

  • Tripler honors nurses with weeklong celebration

    May 6, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) celebrates National Nurses Week, an annual weeklong celebration beginning May 6th and ending May 12th, where the hard work and dedication of all nursing professional is honored.

  • US Army Japan identifies its best of the best!

    May 6, 2014

    Twelve Soldiers from Okinawa and mainland Japan test their warrior and soldiering skills in hopes of being named U.S. Army Japan Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during USARJ's Warrior Challenge Competition April 22-25 on Okinawa, Japan.

  • Army Strong Heavy Metal!

    May 6, 2014

    Army Strong was put to the test when Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Regional Support Group hosted the first annual Power Lifting Competition April 30 at Torii Station Gymnasium.

  • Sergeant; the first mentor, leader of Soldiers

    May 5, 2014

    The 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, hosted a Junior Leadership Development Program Seminar for all Soldiers in the rank of sergeant across the brigade, April 30, at the Community Activity Center on Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • Seven honored at Hawaii Military Appreciation Month celebration

    May 5, 2014

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The Military Affairs Council (MAC) of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii today joined Governor Neil Abercrombie in a proclamation ceremony designating May 2014 as the 29th Annual Hawaii Military Appreciation Month and to honor service men and women from the U.S. Pacific Command and the component commands for the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Hawaii National Guard for their community service contributions.

  • Signal Soldiers support Yongsan's STEM Week

    May 2, 2014

    1st Signal Brigade Soldiers supported USAG Yongsan's annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Week to help increase interest and competencies amongst Seoul American Elementary School students April 14-17.

  • 2ID dominates EFMB on the DMZ

    May 2, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division dominated the annual 2014 Eighth Army Expert Field Medical Badge qualification at Warrior Base, South Korea, May 2.

  • May is Women's Health Month

    May 2, 2014

    The Army recognizes May as National Women's Health Month.

  • Theater Signal Command observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    May 2, 2014

    Soldiers and Civilians of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) and 516th Signal Brigade observed SAAM to raise awareness and prevent sexual violence in the military, through several unit activities to include a SAAM Run, Sexual Assault Stand Down and SHARP Bowling Tournament.

  • Tropic Lightning Division top leadership changes

    May 2, 2014

    The 25th Infantry Division welcomed a new commanding general and bid farewell to its seasoned leader during a change of command ceremony on Weyand Field, here, May 2.

  • The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Host a Holocaust Remembrance Program for its Soldiers

    May 2, 2014

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a remembrance program in memory of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, Apr 30.

  • Army's CIO visits Humphreys to see construction efforts

    Apr 30, 2014

    As part of the focus on the Pacific, the Army's new Chief Information Officer met with senior Army leaders in Hawaii before coming to Korea to see the massive construction project underway at USAG Humphreys. Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, Army CIO/G-6, was given an aerial tour of the construction area with communication leaders from United States Forces Korea, Eighth Army and 1st Signal Brigade. While in-route he received a brief on the Yongsan Relocation Plan and Land Partnership Plan before finishing the brief at the 304th Signal Battalion conference room on USAG Humphreys.

  • Camp Zama celebrates military children

    Apr 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 30, 2014) -- April is recognized annually as the "Month of the Military Child" throughout the Army, and all month long, Camp Zama's youth had the opportunity to attend various events to recognize all that they do to support their community.

  • Tripler welcomes Royal Thai Army Officials

    Apr 30, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center leaders hosted Lt. Gen. Teerayudh Sasiprapha, Surgeon General of the Royal Thai Army (RTA) Medical Department and members of his staff during a visit to the hospital April 29, 2014. Pacific Regional Medical Command Chief of Staff, Col. Lawrence Connell gave a mission and capabilities brief as well as a tour of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to the distinguished visitors. The visit was part of a larger stop to the Pacific where RTA officials met with local military leaders to maintain a strong alliance and partnership while promoting regional security and stability in the region.

  • Earth Day shares annual Fun Fest spotlight at Schofield

    Apr 30, 2014

    A 20th anniversary Family Fun Fest entertained an estimated 3,000 Soldiers and family members, Saturday, here, at Weyand Field, with entertainment, petting zoos, horse and carriage and pony rides, bouncers, games and, of course, plenty of food.

  • TRICARE delivers Nurse Advice Line to Hawaii beneficiaries

    Apr 30, 2014

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

  • They walked the mile that spread sexual assault awareness in downtown Fairbanks

    Apr 30, 2014

    A swarm of men in stilettos was reported to be circling the downtown Fairbank's Sadler's parking lot April 26, 2014, but there was no danger. This was not a malicious attack. These high-heeled men had a higher purpose - to spread the awareness of sexual violence.

  • Angkor Sentinel 2014 kicks off with opening ceremony

    Apr 29, 2014

    U.S. and Cambodian forces attended the opening ceremony at Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia, April 20, 2014, for Angkor Sentinel 2014, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Army and sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Leading scholar supports U.S. troops in Korea

    Apr 29, 2014

    During the Korean War, a young South Korean boy walked a mile to school every day inside the last defensive perimeter between enemy forces and United Nations Command troops.

  • South Korea, U.S. leaders discuss integrating women into field artillery

    Apr 29, 2014

    Leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, visited the Republic of Korea Field Artillery School in Jangsung, South Korea, April 1, 2014, to discuss integrating women into the field artillery career field.

  • Eighth Army leaders visit Incheon landing sites

    Apr 28, 2014

    Leaders from the top U.S. Army formation in Korea visited the sites of the amphibious operation that turned the tide of the Korean War, 63 years ago.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts SHARP Stand Down

    Apr 28, 2014

    1st Signal Brigade hosted its first ever Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) Stand Down April 18 at Yongsan's Multi-Purpose Training Facility to conduct annual training and promote sexual assault awareness.

  • Friendship week strengthens ROK/U.S. alliance

    Apr 28, 2014

    The USAG Yongsan Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization & Security, in coordination with USAG Yongsan Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Republic of Korea Army Support Group, Community Relations Office and Area II Tenant Units, put together a successful Korean Augmentation to the United States Army/U.S. Soldier Friendship Week during the week of 14-16 April 2014.

  • Lancers, 7 ID stand united against sexual assault

    Apr 28, 2014

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- This month the 7th Infantry Division will race to gain ground in the fight against sexual assault. To raise awareness, 7th ID will host a sexual assault awareness run, April 29, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • First Person: Battalion commander shares views on Alaska disaster exercise

    Apr 28, 2014

  • Tripler leaders set sights on new strategy

    Apr 28, 2014

    Department heads from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) gathered on April 23, 2014 for a daylong strategic planning workshop with the goal of finalizing the hospital's roadmap.

  • ANZAC forces honored during memorial service

    Apr 28, 2014

    The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day Memorial Service was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific April 25, to honor the service and sacrifice of the ANZAC forces during World War I.

  • The Crucible: warriors bring the Thunder

    Apr 28, 2014

  • Army's top communicator visits Korea's combined military headquarters

    Apr 27, 2014

    Following his tour of the USAG Humphreys construction project, the Army's Chief Information Officer, joined by Eighth Army's G-6, continued south to Gyeryong to the Republic of Korea Army, Navy, Air Force Headquarters near Daejeon to meet with the chief and deputy chief of the ROK Army Office of Information Planning. Maj. Gen. Shin Dong-man, chief of the ROK Army Office of Information Planning, had previously met with Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, Army CIO/G-6, in Wash., D.C., in February after Ferrell's first month as the G-6. General Ferrell was happy to return the favor and also meet Shin's deputy Brig. Gen Cho In-hee and senior staff members.

  • Two cultures build long lasting friendships

    Apr 24, 2014

    U. S. Army Garrison Humphreys hosted the KATUSA/ U.S. Soldier Friendship Week. KUSFW is intended to promote friendship and cross-cultural awareness. Soldiers throughout the Brigade participated in the week-long event April 14-17.

  • Arnn Elementary students celebrate Earth Day

    Apr 24, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- "Keep our Earth clean" was the theme during the Earth Day Celebration, held at Arnn Elementary School on April 23 inside the Arnn cafeteria, here.

  • Camp Zama's community members share "Aloha"

    Apr 23, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- Nineteen volunteers from the Camp Zama community traveled nearly 300 miles to Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture on April 19 to host a Hawaiian party called "luau" for the local residents, who survived the Great East Japan earthquake, here.

  • Signal brigade hosts self-defense course for sexual assault awareness

    Apr 23, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) team hosted a self-defense course at Yongsan's Trent Warrior Fitness Facility April 14-18.

  • 19th ESC competes for Army's Top Dining Facility title

    Apr 22, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, SOUTH KOREA-- The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's Mountain Inn dining facility competed for the Army's Top Dining Facility title during the 46th annual Philip A. Connelly competition April 11, here, at Camp Walker.

  • Battle against sexual assault begins at top

    Apr 22, 2014

    Measures to battle the "insidious" crime of sexual assault must start at the top, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today during a visit to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network to meet with the staff and receive a briefing on the Safe Helpline set up three years ago for sexual assault victims in the Defense Department.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) focuses on important topics during family fun run, walk

    Apr 22, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii--The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) raised awareness of the Health Promotion and Risk Reduction/ Suicide team, the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program, and the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General's performance triad with a Family fun run, walk on Fort Shafter, April 12, 2014. This event was a fun way to inform Soldiers and Family members about Army programs and resources available to them.

  • USARPAC commander joins Pacific leaders for conference in Malaysia

    Apr 22, 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- General Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific Commanding General joined Pacific leaders at the second annual 2014 Defense Services Asia Exhibition and Conference, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 14 through 17.

  • April is National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month

    Apr 21, 2014

    Across the United States, April is recognized as National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month. The Department of Defense is committed to moving toward a culture free of sexual assault and encourages all members of the military and civilians within the Department to follow the theme: "Live Our Values: Step Up To Stop Sexual Assault."

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers participate in Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the division Best Warrior Competition April 8th on Camp Casey, South Korea. The five-day event includes a day and night land navigation course, a question and answer board, and combat fitness tests set to challenge the Soldiers physically and mentally. All four Soldiers from the 210th FA Bde., 2nd Inf. Div., won the competition.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division attend the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation Signing Ceremony April 9th on Camp Casey, South Korea. During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, from Rhode Island, the 2nd Inf. Div. commander, and Lt. Col. Priscella McIver, from Newark, N.J., the Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Program manager for Area 1 and 3 talked about the importance of the program.

  • Gen. Paik Sun-yup Board winners meet the man himself

    Apr 21, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Four Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division, Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the senior enlisted advisor for the 2nd Inf. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeong Woo-jin, the Republic of Korea Army Support Group senior enlisted advisor for the 2nd Inf. Div., visit retired Gen. Paik Sun-yup April 15 in Yongsan, South Korea. The four KATUSA Soldiers, who won the Gen. Paik Sun-yup Board March 20, got to meet the Korean War hero and living legend in person.

  • Community volunteers give Tripler Fisher House a fresh look

    Apr 21, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, along with spouse, Lisa Doyle, say thank you to community volunteers who painted Tripler's Fisher House One, a "home away from home" for military families and patients receiving medical care, on Saturday April 19, 2014.

  • Humphreys units participate in KATUSA-US Soldier Week

    Apr 21, 2014

    For the 36th consecutive year, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Soldiers worked, played and ate together, side-by-side, during the 2014 KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week activities, April 14-18. The week was first observed in 1977, in an effort to boost morale and strengthen the mutual relationship between U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers by conducting various friendship events and cultural exchanges between both nations. Ultimately, this event seeks to strengthen the ROK-US relationship and cooperative spirit through various sports events, where Soldiers of both nations participate.

  • Army, Marines train with South Korean Army to improve fire-support operations

    Apr 20, 2014

    Field Artillery Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division, U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers conducted a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea, March 24-28, 2014.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) EFMB Graduate: Capt. Micah Sturgeon

    Apr 18, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) is a peacetime badge equivalent to the Combat Medical Badge and is a prestigious honor for Soldiers in the medical services profession. In order to earn this badge, participants have to successfully attend a one-week standardization phase, where the candidates complete a walkthrough of the course allowing them to ask questions of the staff, and one-week of testing. The testing phase includes three lanes consisting of multiple subtasks focusing on field medical care, proper radio communications, nuclear biological and chemical (NBC) knowledge, day and night land navigation, a written test, and a 12-mile ruck march. Capt. Micah Sturgeon, the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Human Resources Operations Officer and a Health Services officer, decided he was ready for the challenge during the U.S. Army-Hawaii EFMB testing, Mar. 31-Apr. 11, 2014.

  • 25th Infantry Division team wins Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 17, 2014

    For the first time since 1995, a team representing the 25th Infantry Division took home top honors at the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Changes to DOD's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program and wants service members to know there are several changes in the program, starting May 1, 2014.

  • Sexual assault survivor speaks at Tripler observance

    Apr 17, 2014

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) held a Sexual Assault Awareness Month observance at Kyser Auditorium on April 1, 2014 to bring awareness to what Army leaders say is the enemy within the ranks.

  • Dirty Jobs: Flight Medic

    Apr 17, 2014

    Sgt. Lisa A. Rodriguez, a flight medic, stationed in South Korea is one of those people. She serves her fellow Soldiers in need on the battlefield and at home. Similar to her civilian counterparts, Rodriguez utilizes a helicopter to treat and transport the injured. In her case, she is part of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew. This aircraft is equipped with special crew and equipment ready to carry out rapid medical responses.

  • U.S Marines and Republic of Korea Completes Air Assault Mission

    Apr 17, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade assisted the ROK and United States Marines in completing an air assault mission, March 13, 2014, at a multi-purpose range complex in Northern South Korean.

  • AMC Commander travels to Pacific, emphasizes AMC's role

    Apr 16, 2014

    As the Army shifts its focus to the Asia-Pacific region, Army Materiel Command assets there continue to support commanders and warfighters. During a recent nine day visit to installations across the Pacific Command area of operations, AMC Commander Gen. Dennis L. Via visited local National, Defense, Army and AMC organizations in Korea, Hawaii and Washington.

  • Sustainment drill develops strategic understanding, relationships

    Apr 16, 2014

    Military logistics leaders and stakeholders from across the Pacific theater met at Pearl Harbor April 11 for an event designed to improve coordination, synchronization and assessment of sustainment requirements for future contingencies in the region.

  • Corps clean water project quenches thirst in Sri Lanka

    Apr 15, 2014

    Imagine walking three miles every day for potable water to complete daily chores. For many Sri Lankan residents this is their reality until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District finishes connecting hundreds of Puttalam households to the town's water supply.

  • Pacific Regional Medical Command leaders pin the newest Expert Field Medical Badge graduates

    Apr 15, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) leaders congratulated ten TAMC medical personnel who completed the 25th Infantry Division Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) course during a graduation ceremony at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on April 11, 2014.

  • Signal support at the forefront of second annual LANPAC symposium

    Apr 15, 2014

    Building partnerships throughout the Pacific and supporting the warfighter were topics of discussion during the Association of the U.S. Army's second annual Land Power in the Pacific symposium and exposition at the Sheraton Waikiki, April 8-10.

  • DOD Unveils Improved Sexual Assault Prevention Training

    Apr 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 -- As part of efforts to eliminate the crime of sexual assault in the military, Defense Department officials today announced improvements to sexual assault prevention and response training for all members of the armed forces and civilian employees.

  • PACOM's lead communicator visits Korea to discuss troop relocation

    Apr 14, 2014

    During her trip to Korea, U.S. Pacific Command's lead communicator, Rear Admiral Nancy A. Norton, visited USAG Humphreys to assess the progress of the construction of the new Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) facilities and infrastructure for the troop movement into USAG Humphreys. Norton was given an aerial overview of the construction zone outside the fence at USAG Humphreys before touring family housing, receiving briefings focused on C4I support of the Yongsan Relocation Plan and Land Partnership Plan

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 14, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts walk for sexual assault awareness

    Apr 14, 2014

    As part of the Army's Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the 1st Signal Brigade hosted a Walk a Mile in My Shoes event at the Seoul American High School on USAG Yongsan April 10.

  • Humphreys Heroes for April 2014

    Apr 13, 2014

    Dominick Nkefor, assigned to Company A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion and Alex Hernandez, assigned to U.S. Army Confinement Activity--Korea, are the Volunteer Humphreys Heroes for April 2014. They faithfully serve as Volunteer Recreation Aides at the Humphreys Community Activity Center. The valuable assistance they provide includes issuance of games and equipment to authorized patrons, and scheduling the use of video games billiards tables, and table tennis. Dominick and Alex also assist customers with facility and programs information and referral. They also set up the ballroom for functions or events and perform simple in-house maintenance and repair.

  • Yongsan stands together against child abuse

    Apr 13, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry, Deputy Commanding General of Sustainment for 8th Army, signed a child abuse prevention proclamation at the School Age Center here, Apr 7.

  • Area II wants you to 'Speak Up!' to prevent sexual assault

    Apr 13, 2014

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month officially began with a solemn ceremony held at South Post Chapel, 31 Mar.

  • Task Force Bayonet holds training exercise in Korea

    Apr 11, 2014

    Task Force Bayonet conducted a combined live fire exercise at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korean near the world's most heavily guarded border, April 11, 2014.

  • USARPAC Sexual Assault Awareness Month Message

    Apr 11, 2014

    The Army is committed to the health, safety and well-being of our Soldiers, Families, and Civilian teammates. To emphasize this commitment, the Army and U.S. Army Pacific will observe the National campaign of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) during April 2014.

  • 552nd MP Co. ensuring PSD ready to go

    Apr 10, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A personal security detachment team, most commonly referred to as a PSD, has the awesome responsibility of protecting, escorting, and navigating battlefield leaders safely across the battlefield.

  • U.S. land forces, regional partners return for second LANPAC symposium and exposition

    Apr 9, 2014

    HONOLULU--The Association of the U.S. Army sponsored the second annual Land Power in the Pacific symposium and exposition at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, April 8-10.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Waikiki Beach as Part of Earth Month 2014

    Apr 9, 2014

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with Junior ROTC cadets to clean up Waikiki Beach April 5 as part of Earth Month 2014.

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