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  • 210th Fires Bde focus on survivability training

    Oct 9, 2013

    The Soldiers of 210th Fires Brigade with the assistance from the engineers assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, both brigades from 2nd Infantry Division conducted survivability training for the Q-37 Radar at Seong ji Gol Village on Sept. 16 at Camp Casey.

  • Humphreys community turns out for Breast Cancer Awareness

    Oct 8, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Third Annual Camp Humphreys Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/Run was held at the Zoeckler Gym track Oct. 5. More than 300 community members covered the entire track in pink, while doing an initial lap in silence, and then.

  • Air Force, Army work together during exercise

    Oct 8, 2013

    The 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, recently conducted a large-scale, joint training event at the Yukon Training Area, Alaska.

  • Logistics support 5-1 CAV exercise

    Oct 8, 2013

    The 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, recently packed their rucksacks, prepped their vehicles, applied camouflage face paint and traveled in a convoy to the Yukon Training Area in Alaska.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observance celebrates diversity

    Oct 7, 2013

    The 2013 Hispanic Heritage Month main observance was held at the Dragon Hill Lodge Naija Ballroom to celebrate and highlight the valuable contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, Oct. 1.

  • Hagel announces recall of most Defense Department civilians

    Oct 7, 2013

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Oct. 5, 2013, he is recalling most of the Defense Department civilians who were placed on furlough as a result of the government shutdown, which began Oct. 1.

  • Seoul renews mutual aid agreement to protect Yongsan community

    Oct 4, 2013

    Seoul Fire and Disaster Headquarters visited Yongsan in order to sign the mutual aid agreement with USAG Yongsan, Sep. 24.

  • Honoring our Past Heritage

    Oct 4, 2013

    The memorial in front of the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters building was recently expanded to allow thousand of more bricks in the brickyard. Soldiers and volunteers donated their time to ensure the old bricks where protected and the new ones where laid down correctly.

  • Warrior Spear Magazine

    Oct 3, 2013

    The latest issue of Warrior Spear is now available for download. In this issue we cover events from the last quarter as well as our recent deployment to Malaysia.

  • Combined operations shop keeps vehicles on move

    Oct 3, 2013

    The combat repair team with B Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and a sister team with the JGSDF spent countless hours keeping vehicles fit to fight during the training exercise in a shared repair shop at YTC.

  • 8th TSC troops take engineer lead in Afghanistan

    Oct 3, 2013

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - "In every sense, this is a legacy built to last," said Col. Nicholas Katers, as he reflected on his unit's mission in Afghanistan. It's a mission complete for the team he commands from the 555th Engineer Brigade Headquarters - they're now heading home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Soldiers help clean-up Itaewon

    Oct 3, 2013

    More than 25 soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan participated in the fall session of the biannual Itaewon Clean-up to help its good neighbor, Yongsan-gu, make clean Itaewon, Sept. 25.

  • 2nd CAB Soldiers take to the air during sling load operations

    Oct 3, 2013

    Soldiers from Company B, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade move to a safe position as a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter air-lifts a humvee during sling load operations, Sept. 26, at Camp Humphreys.

  • Thunder couple celebrates milestone

    Oct 3, 2013

    Being dual-military, a Soldier married to a Soldier, can be challenging. One couple from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division took the time to celebrate an important milestone together. Army Capt. Jessica Linney, the brigade judge advocate and a native of Warwick, R.I., surprised her husband, Maj. Jeremy Linney, the 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment operations officer, from Ticonderoga, N.Y., by honoring the 20th anniversary of his enlistment at the Warrior Mission Planning and Rehearsal Complex on Camp Casey Aug. 26.

  • NEO exercise makes Yongsan ready

    Oct 3, 2013

    A noncombatant evacuation operations exercise was held here to raise the readiness and resiliency of U.S. government-affiliated noncombatants and to ensure they are prepared in case of an emergency, Sept. 26-28.

  • Soldiers certify on Multiple Launch Rocket System

    Oct 3, 2013

    Establishing section cohesion is vital to a unit and its mission, especially here in Korea with the rapid personnel turnover rate. Soldiers from A Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted section certification training Aug. 23 on Camp Casey which qualifies them to participate in upcoming live-fire exercises.

  • Medical training supports brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness

    Oct 3, 2013

    Health care specialists from 210th Fires Bde., 2nd Infantry Division, conducted casualty evacuation operations both on ground and in the air during the Task Force Wilson exercise on Camps Casey and Stanley Aug. 21. The exercise is a four-day event to train and evaluate Soldiers performing proper medical care. Medics conducted ground casualty evacuation by ambulance and casualty exchange with 65th Medical Brigade in the morning and air casualty evacuation using UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters in the afternoon.

  • South Korean president honors General Walker

    Oct 2, 2013

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye honored the first Eighth Army commander of the Korean War during a dinner in Seoul, Sept. 30, 2013.

  • Strength through Mentorship, 2nd CAB Advises Women in Uniform

    Oct 1, 2013

    Soldiers from Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in a female mentoring session Sep.18, at the Community Fitness Center on Camp Humphreys.

  • Dempsey thanks military community in Korea

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, visited service members, family members and civilians for a town hall meeting at the post theater in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 1.

  • Secretary of Defense visits 2nd Infantry Division

    Oct 1, 2013

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the 2nd Infantry, the only permanently forward-stationed division in the Army, Sept. 30, 2013, in South Korea, as part of his four-day Asia visit.

  • 2ID welcomes six new US citizens

    Oct 1, 2013

    Several Soldiers now wear the uniform of their nation and some Family members now claim U.S. citizenship.

  • Information for Soldiers, civilians impacted by government shutdown

    Sep 30, 2013

    Information for Soldiers, civilians impacted by government shutdown

  • Pacific Soldiers, Civilians host 153rd Signal Regimental Week

    Sep 30, 2013

    Signaleers and civilian partners from around Oahu came together for Signal Regimental Week to share best practices and commemorate the 153rd birthday of the United States Army's Signal Corps.

  • Keris Strike Magazine now available

    Sep 30, 2013

    A magazine that details the events of Keris Strike 2013 with photography and news articles.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks ROK Army officers

    Sep 27, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general described the important role the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance plays in maintaining security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in the Asia Pacific region, to students at the Republic of Korea Army War College Command Course in Daejon, South Korea, Sept. 25, 2013.

  • Managing time, communication is key for husband-wife SHARP team

    Sep 27, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Army's Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program was designed to prevent incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault before they occur...

  • Soldiers compete, show they are Fit-To-Fight

    Sep 27, 2013

    Sixty Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska competed in a Fit-To-Fight competition on Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Sept. 18-20.

  • Volunteers help strengthen ties to local community through English

    Sep 26, 2013

    More than 15 Japanese elementary students gathered to learn English Aug. 27th at the Toguchi Community Center. The English class is part of the United States Army Japan and 10th Regional Support Group community relations program to help bridge the gap between the military and local Japanese community in Okinawa.

  • Soldiers help make life-sustaining facility a stronger team

    Sep 26, 2013

    The U.S. Pacific Command's Armed Services Blood Bank Center in Okinawa has a vital and important mission for the Department of Defense Pacific area of responsibility. It serves as the center of gravity for blood health support services operations in PACOM's area of responsibility while supporting over 175,000 service members, Department of Defense civilians, and dependents across the region.

  • Soldier in Japan defends title in mixed martial arts

    Sep 26, 2013

    It's fair to say that Spc. Jay Morton, a patriot missile operator maintainer assigned to Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment), lives a double life. By day he's a soft-spoken, hardworking, diligent soldier with his unit's patriot missile team.

  • MDA Live Fire Test Proves Mettle of THAAD Battery with Help from 94th AAMDC

    Sep 26, 2013

    KWAJALEIN ATOLL, REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS - The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, in conjunction with Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen from multiple combatant commands, successfully completed a complex missile defense flight test Sept. 10, 2013, resulting in the intercept of two medium-range ballistic missile targets.

  • 210th Fires Brigade make their own clouds

    Sep 26, 2013

    CHEOLWEON, Korea -- Soldiers from A Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted live fire qualification exercises in "Rocket Valley" near Cheolweon, South Korea Sept. 26. During the training, Soldiers from A Battery fired rockets from the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System side-by-side with the Republic of Korea Army. The Soldiers tested their equipment, developed crew cohesion, and built confidence in their skills. 210th Fires Bde. is committed to combined training opportunities with key regional military partners to build an increased combined capability to defend Korea. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • 'Air Defenders' sign proclamation

    Sep 26, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE -- Capt. Blake Benedict, commander of Battery C, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, signed a proclamation that commits his Air Defenders to teaching English to the students at a local Korean school here Sept. 12. The school principal, Suh, Yong-Ha, signed on behalf of the Songil Elementary School and welcomed the friendship of the U.S. service members.

  • 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial Ruck March

    Sep 26, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - Soldiers from the 194th CSSB take part in the 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial Ruck March on Camp Humphreys, Sept. 14. The ruck march was conducted in remembrance of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, in the World Trade Center, Pentagon and United Flight 93.

  • 2ID crews qualify with Multiple Launch Rocket System

    Sep 26, 2013

    CHEOLWEON, Korea -- Soldiers from B Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted live fire qualification exercises in "Rocket Valley" near Cheolweon, South Korea Sept. 25.

  • Keris Strike 2013 Command Post Exercise

    Sep 25, 2013

    The nations of Lanuland and Struland have a fragile peace, and have been separated by a demilitarized zone. Malaysia borders these countries on the north and east, and has combined with the U.S. to form the 6th Multinational Brigade in order to perform peacekeeping operations between the two countries. Just as a plan has been formed to end the conflict and phase out the DMZ, a terrible earthquake strikes Malaysia. The Malaysian military has to pull out of the 6th MNB, and the U.S. commits to helping our Malaysian partners.

  • Japanese, US soldiers run in annual race

    Sep 24, 2013

    Hundreds of runners, including more than 50 Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers, took part in the third annual Howard's Medical Army Base Race during a break in Operation Rising Thunder exercises, Sept. 21.

  • EOD Soldier breaks world record

    Sep 24, 2013

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- 1st Lt. Ashley Sorensen of the 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, based out of Schofield Barracks, attempted a new world record at the University of Hawaii-Manoa track today, by running a mile in 11 minutes, 6 seconds, while wearing a fully functional bomb disposal suit weighing more than 75 pounds

  • Eighth Army participates in annual NEO exercise

    Sep 23, 2013

    U.S. Forces Korea is holding its annual noncombatant evacuation exercise in South Korea this week.

  • Korean National Police visit Yongsan

    Sep 23, 2013

    Korean National Police take charge of the boundaries of the post by patrolling the area. As the garrison recognized the importance of their duty, the KNPs were given an opportunity to tour inside of what they guard.

  • Teacher builds alliance communication between KATUSAs, U.S. Soldiers

    Sep 23, 2013

    KATUSAs from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participate in English class given by Kandida Gendron, the spouse of Maj. Wayne Gendron, 70th BSB operations officer, in Casey education center on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Soldiers on Okinawa Train with IED Simulators

    Sep 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific Command instructors were on Okinawa last week training Soldiers from different units how to use Improvised Explosive Device Effects Simulation training kits.

  • ACAP sets Soldiers up for career success

    Sep 23, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Transitioning from military life back into the civilian world often is a stressful time for Soldiers.

  • Sappers prepare newest Soldiers for deployment

    Sep 23, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to the 570th Sapper Company conducted a five-day training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 16-20, 2013, that providing leadership with evaluations in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan next year.

  • 'Raiders Return' celebration welcomes back Stryker brigade

    Sep 23, 2013

    Soldiers from 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, took center stage as they marched in a parade and then joined residents and community members of the city of Lakewood, Wash., during a "Raiders Return" celebration, Sept. 15.

  • Torii Station hosts luau for spouses of deployed Service members on Okinawa

    Sep 23, 2013

    Rain could not dampen the spirits of the more than 240 people that turned out for the deployed Spouse Luau on Torii Station on Sept. 21, 2013.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • Pacific Army Reserve leaders converge on Oahu

    Sep 19, 2013

    The leadership teams of about 50 Army Reserve units across the Pacific converged at their 9th Mission Support Command headquarters here to learn and build camaraderie, Sep. 4-6.

  • Vietnam Veterans visit 1st Signal Brigade

    Sep 18, 2013

    Members of the 1st Signal Brigade Alumni Association, before travelling to Vietnam, stopped by here Sept. 11 - 13 to see how the current 1st Signal Brigade operates in today's Army. Soldiers from the 1st Signal Brigade held a welcome ceremony for the veterans at Commiskey's Community Activities Center. Stories, laughs and cake were shared between alumni members and current Soldiers.

  • Army Chief of Staff to Host Virtual Town Hall via Facebook

    Sep 18, 2013

  • Soldiers take tour with Royal Australian Navy

    Sep 18, 2013

    53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON) Soldiers take tour with Royal Australian Navy

  • Soldiers Update: MOUT training

    Sep 18, 2013

    Soldiers and Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces participate in Military Operations on Urban Terrain, or MOUT, training at the Yakima Training Center in Washington.

  • 'Tomahawks Challenge' a hit with 1-23 Inf. spouses

    Sep 18, 2013

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, held their first "Tomahawks Challenge" on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 13, 2013.

  • 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and Third Republic of Korea Army test compatibility of communic

    Sep 17, 2013

    Bravo Company, 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion participated in a joint signal demonstration with the Third Republic of Korea Army in Yongin City, South Korea Sept. 9.

  • 210th Fires Bde. taking steps to improve unit climate

    Sep 17, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, held a censor session for the females Soldiers of the brigade to discuss sexual harassment, sexual assault, equal opportunity, and any other topics or issues they might want to discuss at the Memorial Chapel on Camp Casey Sept. 16. 210th Fire Bde. goal is to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assaults by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • KATUSA soldier illustrates Korea-US alliance

    Sep 17, 2013

    CAMP WARRIOR, South Korea -- Private First Class Min Seob Lee said as a young boy growing up just outside of Seoul, he never really understood why there were American servicemen and women in his country.

  • HHC 516th Soldiers volunteer to fight back elementary school overgrowth

    Sep 17, 2013

    The dog days of summer had wound down and children that live on and near the installation made their way back to Major General William R. Shafter Elementary School, here, on August 5, the first day of school. The overgrown campus that greeted students and parents was surprising.

  • Japanese troops get a taste of American hospitality

    Sep 17, 2013

    During a break in training Sept. 15, several Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers at the Yakima Training Center for the annual Operation Rising Thunder exercise were invited to spend time with families in the Yakima community.

  • Gold Star moms to be honored

    Sep 17, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army officials invite the community to take part in honoring the mothers of fallen service members at a ceremony in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Sept. 29, at 11:30 a.m.

  • Knowing trouble indicators can help save lives

    Sep 17, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- We must watch signs.

  • Keris Strike 2013 Opening Ceremony

    Sep 17, 2013

    LAPANGAN TERBAND CAMP, Malaysia -- Members of the U.S. and Malaysian armies gathered together to begin Exercise Keris Strike 13 with a ceremony at Lapangan Terbang Camp, Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia the morning of Sept. 17. Maj. Gen. Dato Mohd Shukuri bin Ahmad, the General Officer Commanding of the Malaysian Army 2nd Infantry Division, hosted Brig. Gen. Pete Johnson, the 25th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding Genera

  • Eighth Army honors Pusan Perimeter defenders

    Sep 16, 2013

    Eighth Army honored the Soldiers who defended the Pusan Perimeter during the 63rd anniversary of the Nakdong River Battle, during a ceremony Sept. 13, 2013, at Waegwan, South Korea.

  • 210th Fires Bde trains Soldiers on SHARP

    Sep 16, 2013

    Camp Casey, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, attended the Sex Signals Production Tour at the Camp Casey Theater Sept. 16. Throughout the show the Soldiers were trained and educated on response and prevention of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender based misconduct. 210th Fire Bde. goal is to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assaults by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. (U.S. Army photoS by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • Eighth Army commander sends Chuseok message

    Sep 16, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general thanked the Korean people for their continued support on the eve of Chuseok, Korea's autumn harvest festival.

  • 1-38th FA conducts training to enhance unit readiness

    Sep 13, 2013

    POCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conduct a live fire exercise with the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System at Rocket Valley, South Korea Sept. 11. Their mission was to qualify fire direction centers, launchers and ammunition crew members to enhance the battalion's readiness. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Yongsan welcomes new U.S. citizens

    Sep 13, 2013

    Eight people from various nations became American citizens following a naturalization ceremony held at the Army Community Services building, Sep. 11.

  • Winterizing your vehicle; things to know before the snow

    Sep 13, 2013

    It's time to give that vehicle the attention it deserves before the temperatures drop and the roads get icy.

  • Introducing Wesley D. (Wes) Potter, Deputy to the Garrison Commander

    Sep 13, 2013

    Fort Wainwright's deputy to the garrison commander, Wesley D. Potter, started in his position earlier this summer at Fort Wainwright, bringing with him a list of connections and experience to the installation's missions, both military and civilian.

  • Service members renew commitment on Mighty Mo

    Sep 13, 2013

    In a united act of patriotism a group of young service members renewed their commitment to the United States military under the towering turrets of the Mighty Mo in Pearl Harbor, Wednesday.

  • U.S. Army Pacific, Nepalese Army operationalize disaster response plan during 4-day exercise

    Sep 12, 2013

    Recognizing the enormous impact a massive natural disaster would have on the heavily populated city of Kathmandu, Nepal, and the critical need for civil-military preparedness, the Nepalese Army and U.S. Army Pacific proactively conducted the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange, Sept. 9-12, 2013, marking the first of its kind in Nepal to include a practical field training evolution.

  • VIDEO: Petroleum specialists power Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13

    Sep 11, 2013

    Petroleum specialists keep the fuel flowing to power Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13 exercise in South Korea.

  • Japanese snipers train on advanced techniques, field craft

    Sep 11, 2013

    Sniper-trained soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry regiment took a day of training with their Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force counterparts to focus on advanced techniques and field craft at Yakima Training Center, as part of this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises, Sept. 10.

  • Japanese, US soldiers build friendships over softball

    Sep 11, 2013

    A friendly series of softball games between Soldiers of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force and Soldiers of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division kicked off a day celebrating the partnership for this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises at Yakima Training Center, Sept. 9.

  • 8th STB focuses on resiliency

    Sep 11, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The leadership of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, continues to enhance their Soldiers with something more powerful than weapons and equipment by finishing up another round of master resiliency training, Sept. 5, in order to keep their Soldiers strong minded and fit to fight. The purpose of the training is to enhance the performance and improve the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, family members, and Army civilians.

  • 8th TSC CG, NCOs build esprit de corps

    Sep 11, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- More than 500 noncommissioned officers from across the 8th Theater Sustainment Command met at Schofield Barracks, Sept. 6, to run four miles with and receive guidance from the 8th TSC's commanding general, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons. The purpose of this quarterly physical training is to reinforce physical fitness standards and to build esprit de corps, as well as connect on a more personal level between the NCOs of the 8th TSC and its leader.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade introduces Club Lightning STRIKE

    Sep 11, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army physical fitness program's main goal is to provide Soldiers with a balanced training program that prepares them for the rigors of combat and training. For most, daily PT is all that is needed to keep fit and combat ready, but some Solders look for a more challenging daily workout. Now they may be in luck. Introducing Club Lightning STRIKE (Support Triathlon Kinetic Elite), an endurance club open to those who think they have what it takes to go the extra mile…or eight!

  • Alpha 307th ESB redeployment concludes following OEF mission

    Sep 11, 2013

    Forty-two members of the final group of Alpha Company, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Soldiers returned home, here, on Sept. 5 one month after their redeployment began.

  • Inaugural Senior Enlisted Leader program included at Pacific Armies Management Seminar

    Sep 10, 2013

    The largest annual gathering of land power senior military leadership in the Asia-Pacific region -- Pacific Armies Management Seminar and the concurrent Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference -- introduced a Senior Enlisted Leader program to this year's events.

  • USARPAC, Nepalese Army open 4-day disaster response exercise

    Sep 9, 2013

    The Nepalese Army and U.S. Army Pacific officially opened the Nepal Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange during a ceremony Sept. 9, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Eighth army medics work with KATUSA soldiers on real-world mission to keep soldiers in fight

    Sep 9, 2013

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea -- Medical readiness is critical to maintaining a globally deployable and effective military. During Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2013, medics from the Eighth Army and the Republic of Korea army's KATUSA program are prepared to handle any situation prevention can't stop.

  • American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

    Sep 8, 2013

    American and Japanese snipers came together to exchange their knowledge and learn from each other to enhance their combat readiness Sept. 5, 2013, at the Yakima Training Center, Wash. They focused on target detection, reconnaissance techniques and cover and concealment.

  • New Zealand welcomes Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference, Management Seminar

    Sep 8, 2013

    Leaders of 29 Armies across the Pacific theater gathered in Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 8, 2013 for the opening ceremonies of the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference and the Pacific Armies Management Seminar.

  • MND visits garrison, strengthens friendship

    Sep 8, 2013

    Leaders from the Republic of Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) Service Support group visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to discuss how to continue their partnership and strengthen ROK-U.S. alliance here, Sept. 4.

  • Warhorse spouses get a taste of soldier life

    Sep 7, 2013

    Spouses of Soldiers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, gathered at Rose Field, on JBLM, for a Spouse Spur Ride, Sept. 5, 2013.

  • Electrifying operations, Army style

    Sep 6, 2013

    NEW MEXICO RANGE, South Korea -- It may have been possible to fight the ancient wars without electricity, but times have changed. The ability to generate electricity enables military organizations to conduct operations anywhere in the world.

  • Army finalizes plan to conduct marine study

    Sep 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army has finalized its plan to study marine resources at Makua Beach and surrounding areas.

  • Army to construct PTA infantry platoon battle course

    Sep 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army published the record of decision (ROD) to construct and operate a modern Infantry Platoon Battle Course (IPBC) and associated infrastructure to support current and future Army training requirements at Pōhakuloa Training Area, Hawaiʻi.

  • Signal support for Khaan Quest in Mongolia

    Sep 6, 2013

    Soldiers of 307th ESB: secure comms for multinational exercise

  • A Japanese Maj. Gen. gets an aerial tour of the Yakima Training Center Wash.

    Sep 6, 2013

  • Training Soldiers to be better leaders

    Sep 5, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Mark L. Brinton, the 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, and Sgt. Maj. Timothy Wayne, the 210th Fires Brigade operations sergeant major, talk with Command Sgt. Maj. David L. Morgan, the commandant of 8th Army Wightman NCO Academy, and four Soldiers of the brigade about the Warrior Leader's Course on Camp Jackson, South Korea, Aug. 29, 2013. The sergeants major visited the school to observe the course and how the brigade's Soldiers learn from it. The 210th Fires Brigade is dedicated to building adaptive and confident leaders of the future.

  • Recognizing Soldiers' effort during UFG

    Sep 5, 2013

    Col. Michael J. Lawson, the commander of 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, recognizes Soldiers for their hard work and effort during Ulchi Freedom Guardian in the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery motor pool on Camp Casey, South Korea Aug. 30, 2013. The 210th Fires Brigade recognizes Soldiers' dedication to the unit. They are the centerpiece of the brigade and what enables it to "Fight Tonight."

  • SHARP program provides peer to peer training

    Sep 5, 2013

    Thirty two junior officers and junior enlisted Soldiers assigned to the 7th Infantry Division attended a 40- hour peer to peer Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention course Aug. 26-29 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Same-sex spouses of Soldiers now receiving benefits

    Sep 4, 2013

    Same-sex spouses of service members are eligible to receive identification cards and all associated benefits, effective Sept. 3, 2013, according to a Department of Defense memorandum.

  • Air traffic controller tracks 52 years of service

    Sep 4, 2013

    Air traffic control specialist Chang Pong-gyu has worked at the Yongsan heliport for 52 years, and recently said farewell to his job in the tower. Col. Michael. E. Masley, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, and other officials from the aviation field attended Chang's retirement ceremony, Aug 28.

  • Staff Sgt. Ty Carter visits San Diego, West Point on media tour

    Sep 3, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, Medal of Honor recipient, visited San Diego and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., on a media tour, a week after receiving the nation's highest award for valor. Carter received the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House, Aug. 26, 2013, for extraordinary gallantry and selfless actions during the Battle of Kamdesh at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, 2009. Carter was also inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27.

  • Recognize signs of suicide to save a life

    Sep 3, 2013

    The best way to help prevent suicidal behavior is to pay attention to your loved ones, battle buddies, friends and coworkers and watch for changes in their behavior.

  • 403rd AFSBn-NEA supports Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 3, 2013

    Five Soldiers from the 39th Special Forces Detachment, 1st Special Forces Group, arrived at Camp Carroll, South Korea, Aug. 13 to inspect and sign for prepositioned equipment from the 403rd Army Field Support Battalion as a loan in support of Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13.

  • U.S. Soldier Helps Passengers Escape Train Wreck

    Aug 31, 2013

    A U.S. Army sergeant with the 36th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, broke through a window to help passengers escape when two trains collided south of Seoul Aug. 31.

  • Champoux: Eighth Army trained, equipped, ready

    Aug 30, 2013

    Ulchi Freedom Guardian proved that Eighth Army is trained, equipped and ready, according to the U.S. Army's top operational commander in South Korea.

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