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  • Two online resources help Hawaii students advance

    Jan 16, 2015

    Parents want what is best for their children and a good education ranks as a top priority.

  • U.S., Republic of Korea armies to establish combined division

    Jan 15, 2015

    The 2nd Infantry Division is establishing a new organizational paradigm for the U.S. and Republic of Korea's armies, and will enter a new phase in its enduring relationship with its partnering nation.

  • Army-Navy team works Pacific Pathways port operations

    Jan 14, 2015

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The 599th Transportation Brigade teamed up with Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor, Military Sealift Command, and the 25th Infantry Division to conduct Pacific Pathways port operations here Jan 6-7.

  • U.S., China Conduct Disaster Management Exchange

    Jan 14, 2015

    A team of U.S. military and civilian experts in the field of humanitarian assistance/disaster relief were welcomed to China by People's Liberation Army officials, Jan. 12, as they prepare to participate in the U.S. Army Pacific's annual Disaster Management Exchange.

  • Soldiers work to make Osan 'next best thing' to home

    Jan 14, 2015

    Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade command team recently conducted an overhaul of their single Soldier barracks day room that was recognized by post leadership.

  • DeCA works to fix product shortages for overseas stores

    Jan 13, 2015

    The Defense Commissary Agency is working to overcome challenges that have impacted the timely delivery of products to stores in Europe and the Pacific, the agency director and CEO said.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts first NCO SHARP Summit

    Jan 13, 2015

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord became the first Army post to hold a non-commissioned officer Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention summit Jan. 9 at the McChord Chapel Support Center.

  • Division West deactivates first brigade under Bold Shift

    Jan 12, 2015

    As part of the Army's required drawdown, First Army Division West's 191st Infantry Brigade cased its colors during a deactivation ceremony, Jan. 8, at Soldier Field House.

  • Realistic training demonstrates unit ability to rapidly deploy

    Jan 12, 2015

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division demonstrates their ability to rapidly deploy in support of 25th ID Contingency Response Force (CRF) mission by working and airmen from the 535th Airlift Squadron, 15th Wing work side-by-side Jan. 8th on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

  • Arctic Wolves descend upon the desert

    Jan 11, 2015

    From the last frontier U.S. Army Alaska's Arctic Wolves will travel more than 3,484 miles and face an 80-degree temperature difference, in order to test their readiness to be globally deployable and regionally engaged.

  • Pangasinense World War II veterans honored for their role in the liberation of Luzon

    Jan 10, 2015

    "We are forever in their debt as a nation and as an Army to their sacrifice here in the Philippines - and we are committed to never forgetting what happened here in Luzon in the early months of 1945."

  • Soldiers overcome environmental challenges to fitness in Alaska

    Jan 9, 2015

    Polar bears thrive in Alaska as do Arctic wolves -- particularly the Arctic Wolves of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, thanks to the Performance Triad.

  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers looks to Army ROTC for future partnership

    Jan 9, 2015

    One man's mission to have an impact on the next generation of leaders has led him to view the Army as an opportunity to develop more leaders among the Asian heritage community.

  • Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions

    Jan 8, 2015

    Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, unless action is taken.

  • 10 things to know around the DOD for 2015

    Jan 8, 2015

    1. Renovations of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) barracks (Building 247) begin this month with an estimated completion date of Dec. 27, 2016, according to the Department of Defense. Funding comes from a bid won by co-venturing San Diego companies Herman/JCG for a $23,562,676 contract - the largest-ever federal contract awarded with funds set aside specifically for a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

  • Odierno outlines priorities for new SMA

    Jan 7, 2015

    Priorities for the new sergeant major of the Army include working on eliminating sexual assault in the Army, and focusing on home station training and readiness, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Air power for the airborne: Paratrooper looks skyward for lessons in leadership

    Jan 7, 2015

    The Airman Leadership School on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson graduated a class as normal Dec. 18, 2014, but this class had some graduating members who were out of the ordinary. In addition to the normal class of Airmen who lined up for handshakes and graduation certificates, there were a few Sailors, a few Coast Guardsmen and one Paratrooper from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Soldiers creating a lasting bond

    Jan 5, 2015

    The winter in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, can get intense. Thick, heavy snow flakes cover the ground this time of year. What adds even more to the frosty weather is a Soldier's detachment from his family back home. Nevertheless, Soldiers from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade always reach out to their South Korean neighbors who also feel the bite from the cold December winter.

  • MP brigade chefs win top title during installation competition

    Jan 5, 2015

    After months of preparation and winning two previous culinary competitions earlier in 2014, cooks Sgt. Javier Henriquez, 536th Support Maintenance Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, and Spc. Jacques Harrington, 57th MP Company, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, wrapped up the year by sweepin the annual U.S. Army Hawaii Installation Junior Enlisted and Noncommissioned Officer Chef of the Year competition last month.

  • Garrison community recognized for leadership, excellence

    Dec 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community and many of its programs and community members enjoyed an award-winning year in 2014.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID

    Dec 30, 2014

    Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • MCO addresses POV through claims

    Dec 30, 2014

    Was your vehicle shipped late, lost or damaged? If so, the Military Claim Office (MCO) can help.

  • MWR Kennels is a second home for military pets

    Dec 30, 2014

    When Cathy Barker's husband, an Army Soldier, was away on deployment last year, she wanted to take their two young sons on a trip to visit family on the mainland.

  • Japanese thank Soldiers for tsunami, earthquake recovery assistance

    Dec 30, 2014

    March 11, 2011 is a date Command Sgt. Maj. Ron Joshua, and his wife, Maj. Rachel Joshua will never forget. They were in central Tokyo on their way to a Strong Bonds marriage retreat, sponsored by an Army chaplain, he said, when suddenly the ground shook violently. Joshua turned to his wife and said, "Oh my God, what is that?"

  • Disaster assistance for lava-flow victims considered

    Dec 30, 2014

    Federal civilian employees living on the Big Island of Hawaii and impacted by the current lava flow may be eligible for emergency financial assistance.

  • Delegates present AFAP issues

    Dec 30, 2014

    A group of 12 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) delegates were gathered in one of the Nehelani conference rooms to discuss improvements to child care at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

  • Torii Station MPs Get Taste of Their Own Medicine

    Dec 30, 2014

    Military Policemen with the 247th Military Police Detachment got a taste of their own medicine Dec. 29-30 during Oleoresin Capsicum Spray Certification. The spray, known commonly as pepper spray, was applied liberally during the training regimen during which 14 new additions to the force here coughed, gagged and choked their way through.

  • Signal Soldiers Conduct Joint Training With ROK Army

    Dec 30, 2014

    Soldiers of the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade and Republic of Korea Army Soldiers of the 51st Signal Communication Battalion gathered to participate in joint signal communications training at Base 51, here on Dec. 16.

  • 599th Year in Review: Accomplishments, changes highlight 2014

    Dec 30, 2014

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2014 the 599th Transportation Brigade conducted its mission of deploying and distributing cargo throughout the Pacific while it adjusted to reassigned responsibilities and changing parameters.

  • Operation Enduring Freedom comes to an end

    Dec 29, 2014

    President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel each issued statements today marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.

  • ADAM Cell shelter training

    Dec 28, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers assigned to the 210th Field Artillery "Thunder" Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, regularly train to fire long-range artillery at specified targets from long distances. Although this remains the Brigade's main focus, Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade's Air Defense and Airspace Management (ADAM) Cell, trained with another goal in mind: defend the Brigade against enemy attacks from the air. Soldiers within the ADAM Cell took the opportunity on December 11, during weekly Sergeant's Time Training to demonstrate their unique abilities as air defenders.

  • Thunder Soldiers receive awards for their selfless service

    Dec 28, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, receive awards from Mayor Oh Se-chang of Dongducheon, for their volunteer services teaching students through the city's High Five program December 23, 2014 at the Dongducheon Yangju Office of Education, South Korea. Six Soldiers altogether received awards from the mayor.

  • Thunder Inn serves holiday meal

    Dec 28, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division enjoy a hearty holiday meal at the Thunder Inn dining facility with the season's greeting December 22, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Dec 23, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Pacific's only Army dive unit conducts underwater change of command

    Dec 23, 2014

    The Pacific theater's only Army dive unit, the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, changed leadership with Capt. Robert J. Meyer relinquishing command to Capt. Troy F. Davidson, during an underwater ceremony, Dec. 18, 2014, at the bottom of Richardson Pool on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Playground safety assessment conducted at Camp Zama

    Dec 23, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 24, 2014) -- The Camp Zama Housing Office, Safety Office and Directorate of Public Works conducted several playground safety assessments Dec. 22 to ensure the equipment and play areas meet the National Program for Playground Safety standards.

  • Soldiers Escort Santa to Special Needs School

    Dec 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program received donations to purchase toys for 31 children whose reaction to Father Christmas ranged from delight to fright, but when the gifts came out, all were excited.

  • Celebrating three centuries of honored services

    Dec 22, 2014

    Friends, family and community members gathered at historic Palm Circle to honor and celebrate the service of 13 U.S. Army Pacific service members and civilian employees during a retirement ceremony, Dec. 18.

  • Camp Zama AWC hosts grand opening ceremony

    Dec 22, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 23, 2014) -- The grand opening ceremony for the Camp Zama Army Wellness Center was held Dec. 19 in front of the new center.

  • Bittersweet day for Afghan graduates of the Korean Vocational Training Center

    Dec 18, 2014

    A look at the last graduating class of the Korean Vocational Training Center at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

  • Pacific's harbormaster, watercraft Soldiers ensure readiness, synchronization

    Dec 17, 2014

    The many ports, beach heads and other water terminals throughout the massive, Island-filled Pacific region are busy places. But "busy" doesn't do justice to their traffic during natural disasters or other contingency operation situations. When watercraft are quickly moving in and out delivering cargo, managing that traffic is a critical part of safety and mission success.

  • Army's senior warrant talks way-ahead during 'Home of Sustainment' visit

    Dec 17, 2014

    The positions future warrant officers will hold and the career development opportunities that will get them there were among the topics of discussion at a pair of officer professional development sessions at the Army Logistics University here Dec. 11.

  • Fire from the sky: Airborne artillery warms up JBER winter nights

    Dec 17, 2014

    "Is that a fly-by or are they jumping?" a paratrooper asked another as they set up an M105 howitzer that had dropped from a plane less than an hour ago. A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft was approaching low and slow. The Soldiers stomped around the gun in the cold, dark and snow, making adjustments and preparing it to fire. The C-17 flew over their heads, littering paratroopers into the sky behind it.

  • Eighth Army inactivates digital liaison detachment

    Dec 17, 2014

    Soldiers gathered in the Eighth Army headquarters Dec. 17 to witness the inactivation of a unit that served to improve the coordination of American and Korean military.

  • Guam Governor visits 94th AAMDC Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2014

    Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, governor of the United States territory of Guam, was the guest speaker for the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command St. Barbara's Day Ball, Dec. 5, 2014. During his visit he spoke with Sea Dragon Soldiers, who were native to Guam.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • Australian Army visits CERDEC in preparation for NIE 17.1

    Dec 15, 2014

    The Australian Army G6 visited the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, Dec. 9, as part of initial coordination efforts leading up to his military's participation in the Network Integration Evaluation. The visit is a continuation of a broader collaboration between the Australian Defense forces and the U.S. Army to improve interoperability during multi-national coalition operations.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Sisters in Arms panel discusses improving performance in the work environment

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Pacific Sisters in Arms program convened a panel of successful senior enlisted female leaders at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel, Hawaii, Dec. 11 to discuss improving performance in the work environment

  • Eighth Army celebrates holidays and partnership at annual concert

    Dec 14, 2014

    American and Korean sevicemembers and their families celebrated the holidays and enduring friendship at the 7th Annual Korea-America Friendship Holiday Concert at the Seoul Performing Arts Center Dec. 14.

  • Thunder Soldiers teach English, strengthen bonds with the local community

    Dec 12, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Although Soldiers roam around the city of Dongducheon, it is sometimes difficult for local citizens to interact with them. However, Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, are working to change that. The "Thunder Brigade" Soldiers regularly volunteer to teach English to local community members. From elementary school students to the elderly, the 210th Field Artillery Brigade is embracing its hometown of Dongducheon and helping to build bridges of understanding between Soldiers and the local citizens.

  • US, Japanese sergeants major discuss leadership at YS forum

    Dec 12, 2014

    Among dozens of cultural encounters during this year's Yama Sakura was an ongoing exchange between the most senior noncommissioned officers participating in the exercise at Camp Asaka, Japan Dec. 10.

  • Load out and fly away; validation exercise

    Dec 12, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and airmen from the 535th Airlift Squadron, 15th Wing conduct a load out and fly away validation exercise Dec. 10 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam using two M1126 Strykers and a C-17 Aircraft as part of the 25th ID Contingency Response Force mission.

  • Soldiers from 1-15 spend the day with local students

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--A group of Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, spent the afternoon with students at Dongducheon Middle School in Dongducheon, South Korea, December 9, 2014. During the visit, both groups played educational card games and Soldiers spent time helping students learn new English words.

  • 6-37 and ROK counterparts meet and greet

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, welcome the Republic of Korea Army 125th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, December 5, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The visit was a meet-and-greet session between staff members and their sections to increase interoperability between the battalions in the future.

  • U.S., Japanese Service members train to defeat chemical attacks at Yama Sakura 67

    Dec 10, 2014

    At 10:35 a.m., Dec. 10, 2014, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force announces an attack by invading forces during a bilateral exercise. Eighteen notional enemy missiles with chemical payloads rocket toward unsuspecting ground troops and civilians who have yet to evacuate.

  • 45th STB troops strengthen leadership, teamwork in Warrior Week competition

    Dec 10, 2014

    Troops from the 45th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, dedicated hours and hours to extra training and team-building activities during the months before the unit's intense Warrior Week competition at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Dec. 1-4.

  • Services Come Together in a Joint Commemoration Ceremony, for 73rd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

    Dec 9, 2014

    Hawaii -- Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen joined together in honor of the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, in a commemoration memorial ceremony, hosted by The National Park Service and the U.S. Navy, December 7.

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- "Gas, Gas, Gas!" As a warning alert sounds across the lanes, Soldiers hurry to don their gas protective masks within nine seconds. Regardless of physical or mental fitness, those nine seconds are critical because of the ease with which Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks can disable their target.

  • Yama Sakura 67 kicks off in Japan

    Dec 8, 2014

    For the 34th time, U.S. and Japanese Soldiers stood side-by-side to kick off Japan's largest command post exercise, Dec. 8, 2014, at Camp Asaka, Japan.

  • Pacific Army ties protect nations

    Dec 8, 2014

    Indonesia and the United States have been developing a strong military bond for a number of years. This bond reflects the growth of Indonesia's democracy, the great strides toward professionalism that have been made by Indonesia's armed forces, and the strategic importance both countries place on our security ties under the Indonesia-U.S. Comprehensive Partnership. We have repeatedly demonstrated the growing value of our military cooperation for peacekeeping, disaster relief, intensified joint training, and modernizing weapons systems. As new priorities and challenges arise, the Indonesia-U.S. military relationship will be ready to respond.

  • Greatest Generation Visits Wheeler & Schofield

    Dec 8, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For some, it was a return to the scene of one of the most memorable days of their lives. For others, it was the first time they visited this particular part of Oahu. But for all 12 of the World War II veterans who visited Wheeler Army Airfield and Schofield Barracks on Dec. 5, it was a chance to take a walk down Memory Lane.

  • Eighth Army, Korean War Veterans Honor Venerated Korean War Commander

    Dec 7, 2014

    Eighth Army officials and Korean War veterans honored Gen. Walton "Bulldog" Walker, the first Eighth Army commanding general of the Korean War, during two separate ceremonies today to commemorate his legacy here in the Republic of Korea.

  • 25th CAB receives new UH-60M Black Hawks

    Dec 5, 2014

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division received upgraded models of the UH-60 Black Hawk on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Aug. 27. The arrival marked the beginning of replacing all UH-60L model aircrafts with UH-60M model aircrafts within the 25th CAB.

  • Guam's Governor and Adjutant General Visit WTB Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2014

    Guam's Governor and Adjutant General visit Guamanian Soldiers in Transition at the Pacific Regional Medical Command-Warrior Transition Battalion (PRMC-WTB) on Dec. 4, 2014 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Mullin, Moss Selected as 2014 Eighth Army MacArthur Awardees

    Dec 5, 2014

    Seven commissioned officers and three warrant officers from Eighth Army units around the Korean peninsula converged at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea Dec. 5 vying to be selected as the 2014 Eighth Army General Douglas MacArthur Leadership award winners.

  • Bobcat prepares for 2014 USARAK Winter Games

    Dec 5, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Leaders from 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment conducted an assessment of their Soldiers at Birch Hill Recreation Area, Fort Wainwright, Alaska Dec. 5, 2014 in preparation for the upcoming U.S. Army Alaska Winter Games scheduled for March 2015 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Operation Bobcat ICE began with six 10-man teams snowshoeing up Birch Hill while pulling an akhio sled. Next the teams cross-country skied to a firing range and fired five rounds at designated targets. Finally they downhill skied to the finish line.

  • Thunder leaders take on the Warrior Crucible

    Dec 4, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the Warrior Crucible, a team competition held December 2, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The event was designed to test Soldier's mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills. The Thunder Brigade won 2nd place out of four teams that competed, in a close match up between 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team who won first place.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • Social Media and OPSEC reminder

    Dec 4, 2014

    You've probably seen the recent news stories regarding threats from ISIS against military members. Online postings from the group suggest their followers use social media pages to find and target those associated with the U.S. government. Although we regularly remind you to use precautionary measures online, this seems like a good time for a refresher.

  • Army Pacific leaders tour Japan's Yokohama North Dock

    Dec 4, 2014

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia and its higher headquarters, the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, hosted Gen. Vincent Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, and Maj. Gen. James Boozer, U.S. Army Japan commanding general, for a briefing, logistics terrain walk, and demonstration of Army Watercraft operations at Yokohama North Dock.

  • Hawaii-based unit returns from Afghanistan after mission as final brigade to lead CMRE

    Dec 4, 2014

    More than 100 troops from the 45th Sustainment Brigade's headquarters met an emotional explosion of cheers, waving signs, and anxious families and friends, as they marched into a hanger at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Dec. 3, marking the end of the Soldiers' eight-month mission in Afghanistan.

  • Female ranger screening in Hawaii builds stronger leaders

    Dec 3, 2014

    The air is thick and the heat unforgiving as a small group of female Soldiers cross the finish line during a 12-mile road march. This is not a typical road march. This is the final graded assignment of the first 12-day Pre-Ranger Female Screening hosted by the 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Academy/Jungle Operations Training Center.

  • Arctic Wolves take 1st and 2nd at shooting competition

    Dec 3, 2014

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, "Arctic Wolves" took first and second place in the 2014 U.S. Army Alaska Small Arms Competition held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska from Nov 17 to Nov. 21, 2014.

  • "Fire Mission"

    Dec 3, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conduct platoon certifications training Dec. 3 on Schofield Barracks. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released) To download these high quality photos or others; please visit 2nd Brigade Combat Team Flickr page at:

  • General Tells Tikes Tall Turkey Tales

    Dec 2, 2014

    Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander, U.S. Forces-Korea reads to kids during the Thanksgiving Story Hour at the Yongsan Garrison library Nov. 8. Approximately 30 kindergartners took part in the yearly event where the commanding general for USFK reads holiday stories to kids. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Yi, Junguk)

  • 75th Ranger Regiment returns to Korea for training

    Dec 2, 2014

    Rangers from the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, returned to the Republic of Korea to conduct a training exercise in coordination with 8th Army, Special Operations Command Korea, and U.S. Forces - Korea Command during the months of September and October.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers, Singaporean armed forces train together

    Dec 1, 2014

    Throughout the past two weeks, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has been alive with the sounds of helicopters and artillery as battalions from the 214th Fires Brigade and 75th Field Artillery Brigade hosted the Singapore armed forces, during Operation Daring Warrior.

  • 2-6th Cavalry prepares for Korea deployment

    Dec 1, 2014

    The Soldiers assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, vigorously trained day and night in a brigade-wide field training exercise to validate 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, as they prepare for an operational deployment from Hawaii to South Korea.

  • Yongsan hosts Area II Retiree Appreciation Day

    Nov 30, 2014

    "Freedom is not free." It has never been free. The freedom we benefit from in this nation cannot be taken for granted. USAG Yongsan did not disregard of the toll that the veterans have paid by celebrating the Annual Retiree Appreciation Day at the Dragon Hill Lodge, Nov 15th.

  • 'Sparta Lives': New commander welcomed

    Nov 27, 2014

    Army Col. Scott A. Green assumed command of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division from the outgoing commander, Col. Matthew W. McFarlane, during a change of command ceremony Nov. 26, 2014 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • MEDDAC-Japan conducts bilateral Ebola preparedness drill

    Nov 26, 2014

    Medical Department Activity-Japan conducted an Ebola Exercise with some host nation partners on Nov. 21, 2014, in Tokyo.

  • SMA Chandler visits Camp Zama, discusses Army Profession

    Nov 26, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 24-25, 2014, as part of a tour of Japan and Korea.

  • CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

    Nov 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about a new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

  • MP's SRT ensures readiness, ability to protect Hawaii military community

    Nov 26, 2014

    The 8th Military Police Brigade's Special Reaction Team troops stand ready to rapidly engage threats to Hawaii's military communities, a mission demanding seamless and synchronized action in incidents like the one they faced during their quarterly training, Nov. 20, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • U.S., ROK militaries honor top missile defenders

    Nov 25, 2014

    U.S. and Republic of Korea air defenders across the Korean peninsula culminated the third annual Korean Peninsula Missile Defender of the Year competition with a banquet at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Dragon Hill Lodge Nov. 21 to honor top performers.

  • 599th Trans develops leaders from surface to sky

    Nov 25, 2014

    The 599th Transportation Brigade held leadership and professional development training with the 735th Air Mobility Squadron, which runs Hickam Air Force Base's Air Mobility Command passenger and cargo terminals, Nov. 7.

  • Under Secretary of the Army visits U.S. Army Alaska

    Nov 24, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, who also serves as the Army's chief management officer, got an eyeful of Alaska's vast training areas during an aerial tour of the Interior, Nov. 18, 2014.

  • Multinational forces tackle Exercise Kiwi Koru challenges during force-on-force scenario

    Nov 24, 2014

    WHANGAMONONA, New Zealand -- The New Zealand Defence Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force and U.S. Army combined efforts during the main assault of Exercise Kiwi Koru Nov. 14.

  • CIED Instructors reach historic level In South Korea

    Nov 24, 2014

    After two years of expert exchanges and friendship building, instructors with the Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center (APCFC) conducted the first ever train the trainer (T3) counter IED course with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army.

  • US Army Pacific's first Australian general bids good day

    Nov 24, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr is bidding U.S. Army Pacific "G'Day," and moving on to his next assignment. An Australian Defense Force general, Burr is the first foreign officer to serve as deputy commanding General at a major Army Service Component Command.

  • Leaders celebrate Korean War legend's birthday

    Nov 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Senior leaders from the U.S. and South Korean military celebrated Gen. (Ret.) Paik Sun-Yup's 94th birthday Nov. 14.

  • U.S. Army, Hawaii launches 'Don't be a BySTANDer -- Take a STAND!' campaign

    Nov 21, 2014

    The holiday season is a time for family, celebration and good cheer, but the holidays are often marked by an increase in the 4 S's: substance abuse, sexual assaults, suicide and safety violations. "Prevention of the 4 S's is everyone's business -- being aware, being proactive, being involved," said Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, senior commander of U.S. Army, Hawaii. " As we enter the holiday season, everyone needs to be vigilant."

  • Army selects 31 female Soldiers to serve as observer/advisors for potential Ranger Assessment

    Nov 20, 2014

    The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade selected 31 female Soldiers to serve as observers and advisors for a potential Ranger Course Assessment that would begin this spring.

  • Army Prepositioned Stock-4 partners U.S. Army Pacific for PULSE-W Exercise

    Nov 20, 2014

    The Pacific Utility and Logistics Support Exercise-Watercraft, or PULSE-W is a U.S. Army Pacific initiative to utilize Army Prepositioned Stock, or APS, watercraft stored in Japan to support various exercises as part of Pacific Pathways.

  • TAMC HAB Hosts Special Guests

    Nov 20, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Human Animal Bond (HAB) Program hosted a group of Japanese veterinarians and veterinary technicians as they learned more about the program on Nov. 6, 2014.

  • PRMC Medical Homes are 100 percent nationally recognized

    Nov 20, 2014

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) reaches 100 percent national recognition for its Army Medical Homes as of Oct. 23, 2014.

  • Soldier saves Service member after near-fatal accident

    Nov 19, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Darrick Geathers didn't join the Army to be a hero. He didn't raise his right hand and swear to interrupt another Service member's night on the town, but that is exactly what happened Oct. 17, 2014, following the Korean American Friendship Festival in downtown Songtan, South Korea.

  • Army mariners highlight capabilities, impact in Pacific for Under SecArmy Carson

    Nov 19, 2014

    Army mariners from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command shared their unique capability and the joint and multi-national impact Army watercraft has across the Pacific Theater with Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during his tour of U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel 4), Nov. 15, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 19, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, met with troops and senior leaders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 18, 2014, to discuss the Army's strategic vision for the Pacific and how I Corps units will be part of the Army's continued focus on the region.

  • Under SecArmy Carson visits South Korea

    Nov 19, 2014

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson met with U.S. Soldiers, civilian employees, and families in South Korea, Nov. 17-18, 2014, as a part of his trip to the Pacific region which included stops in Washington state, Hawaii, South Korea, and Alaska.