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

    Jul 1, 2015

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

  • I Corps join combined forces at Exercise Talisman Sabre

    Jun 30, 2015

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

  • PRMC Command Team visits Bangladesh Army Leaders

    Jun 29, 2015

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

  • Forward-deployed artillery brigade changes command in Korea

    Jun 28, 2015

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

  • Start of the Korean War remembered

    Jun 26, 2015

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

  • U.S., Vietnamese veterans dedicate memorial

    Jun 25, 2015

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

  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    Jun 24, 2015

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

  • Pacific Waterborne warriors deploy to Kuwait to support CENTCOM

    Jun 22, 2015

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

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

    Jun 22, 2015

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

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

    Jun 18, 2015

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

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

    Jun 18, 2015

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

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

    Jun 18, 2015

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

  • Alaska service members depart for peacekeeping exercise in Mongolia

    Jun 17, 2015

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

  • 25th ID bids farewell to deputy commander

    Jun 17, 2015

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

  • Sappers sweep Pacific's Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 16, 2015

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

  • Historic health fair on historic Palm Circle

    Jun 15, 2015

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

  • USARPAC celebrates Army's 240th birthday

    Jun 13, 2015

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

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

    Jun 11, 2015

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

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

    Jun 10, 2015

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

  • MPs join Special Olympics torch run, raise community awareness

    Jun 10, 2015

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

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

    Jun 10, 2015

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

  • MWD teams enhance readiness through certification

    Jun 10, 2015

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

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

    Jun 10, 2015

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

  • Hawaii Wounded Warrior heads to Games

    Jun 9, 2015

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

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

    Jun 9, 2015

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

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

    Jun 8, 2015

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

  • Army secretary to step down

    Jun 8, 2015

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

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

    Jun 6, 2015

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

  • Shoot, move and communicate

    Jun 5, 2015

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

  • Tripler Army Medical Center trains for MASCAL operations

    Jun 4, 2015

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

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

    Jun 3, 2015

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

    Jun 3, 2015

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

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

    Jun 3, 2015

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

  • Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

    Jun 1, 2015

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

  • EFMB tests Soldiers' abilities, motivation for success

    Jun 1, 2015

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

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

    Jun 1, 2015

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

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

    Jun 1, 2015

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

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

    May 30, 2015

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

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

    May 28, 2015

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

  • Powerful typhoon does not deter Task Force Talon

    May 27, 2015

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

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

    May 26, 2015

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

  • Sea Dragon 6 chairs AMD Panel at LANPAC 2015

    May 26, 2015

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

  • Former Korean ambassador discusses North Korea

    May 26, 2015

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

  • Joint amphibian training improves unit readiness

    May 26, 2015

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

  • Rotational MLRS battalion arrives in Korea

    May 26, 2015

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

  • AUSA Institute of Land Warfare LANPAC Symposium and Exposition 2015

    May 22, 2015

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

  • 303rd EOD Bn. receives new route clearing vehicles

    May 22, 2015

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

  • Linapuni Elementary students are part of the Sea Dragon Ohana

    May 22, 2015

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

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

    May 21, 2015

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

  • Team Tobyhanna fields upgraded Firefinders in Korea

    May 21, 2015

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

  • A first for Oceania

    May 21, 2015

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

  • Hawaii sustainment leaders donate supplies, time to local school

    May 21, 2015

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

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

    May 21, 2015

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

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

    May 20, 2015

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

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

    May 20, 2015

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

  • Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

    May 20, 2015

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

  • Treatment for addiction is a phone call away with AMIOP

    May 20, 2015

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

  • Ceremony sends off deploying 7th Infantry Division Soldiers

    May 19, 2015

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

  • PRMC presence at LANPAC

    May 19, 2015

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

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

    May 18, 2015

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

  • Governor recognizes importance of military in Hawaii

    May 15, 2015

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

  • Gift giving has value limits w/o pressure

    May 15, 2015

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

  • SMA motivates, captivates NCOs

    May 15, 2015

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

  • USAG Japan commemorates Vietnam veterans after 50 years

    May 14, 2015

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

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

    May 14, 2015

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

  • Pacific-based Service members share unique capabilities with Dailey

    May 13, 2015

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

  • Building new partnerships in the Pacific

    May 12, 2015

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

  • PRMC Commander visits Schofield Barracks Medical Simulations Training Center

    May 12, 2015

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

  • Army ROTC cadets supports Tripler blood donor program

    May 12, 2015

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

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

    May 12, 2015

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

  • Warriors demonstrate tactical and technical adaptability

    May 11, 2015

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

  • KSC Deploys to U.S. for Field Training

    May 10, 2015

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

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

    May 9, 2015

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

  • Last Spartan Shield Ride

    May 8, 2015

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

  • 2nd Infantry Division conducts a Noncombatant Evacuation Exercise

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Warrior Division Takes Top Honors in Eighth Army Combatives Tournament

    May 6, 2015

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

  • SHARP half marathon sparks community awareness

    May 6, 2015

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

  • 94th AAMDC holds first combined rank SHARP board

    May 4, 2015

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

  • 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 April, 6-10.

  • 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.