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  • US, ROK MILITARIES HONOR MISSILE DEFENDERS

    Nov 14, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE -- Air Defenders from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy and the Republic of Korea Air Force gathered at Yongsan Army Garrison's Dragon Hill Lodge for the Missile Defender of the Year Ball, Nov. 8.

  • Garrison Soldiers deliver warmth

    Nov 13, 2013

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Yongsan, visited Hongeun-dong to deliver coal bricks to members of the community, Nov 6.

  • Army's largest multi-functional battalion holds mobilization drill

    Nov 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army's largest multi-functional battalion conducted a mobilization drill on K-16 Air Base, South Korea, Nov. 13, 2013.

  • U.S. artillerymen complete Seoul marathon

    Nov 13, 2013

    SEOUL, Korea -- A team of 18 Soldiers from A Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division completed the JoongAng Seoul Marathon together in Seoul, South Korea Nov. 3.

  • US-China Disaster Management Exchange

    Nov 13, 2013

    The 2013 DME is a U.S. Army Pacific hosted subject matter expert exchange focused on an international Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operation. The highlight of this year's DME 2013 is a Practical Field Exchange at MCTAB on Nov.14.

  • Eighth Army commander honors veterans in Korea

    Nov 12, 2013

    The top U.S. Army operational commander in South Korea thanked veterans at a ceremony, Nov. 11, 2013, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Oregon, Georgetown hoops teams visit, play at Camp Humphreys

    Nov 12, 2013

    Approximately 2,000 military personnel and family members were on hand for the second installment of the ESPN Armed Forces Classic, featuring the men's basketball teams from the University of Oregon and Georgetown University, played in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Nov. 9, 2013.

  • SMA Chandler meets with Schofield Soldiers, families

    Nov 12, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III toured Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 5, to meet with Soldiers and families to discuss important topics and worries Soldiers have about budget cuts and troop drawdown.

  • NCAA teams host youth basketball clinics on Camp Humphreys

    Nov 8, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Approximately 120 children from Camp Humphreys and Osan Air Base took part in youth basketball clinics hosted by the Georgetown University Hoyas and University of Oregon Fighting Ducks men's basketball teams, Thursday (Nov. 7), here.

  • Georgetown Hoyas, Oregon Ducks visit 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade

    Nov 8, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- A large aviation hangar bustled with Soldiers performing daily helicopter maintenance. It is their job to ensure the machines are in pristine working condition as always; yet this is no ordinary day. The "Talon" Warriors of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division were in for a very special treat.

  • Chandler visits 'Tropic Lightning' Soldiers, families

    Nov 8, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III held a town hall meeting for about 1,500 Soldiers and family members, Nov. 5, 2013, at Smith Theater on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • SMA talks veterans support during Hawaii visit

    Nov 8, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III took time during a visit to Hawaii this week to remind today's Soldiers of the importance of America's veterans.

  • Humphreys retirees feted at annual event

    Nov 6, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys hosted its annual Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 19 at the Humphreys Community Fitness Center here.

  • TSC professional development session studies sustainment concepts in Vietnam

    Nov 6, 2013

    Leaders from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command headquarters looked back in time Tuesday as they studied the logistical operations in Vietnam during a leader professional development session at the Hale Ikena.

  • Historic USS Crommelin hosts MPs

    Nov 6, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- In the early hours of Oct. 17 a team of Soldiers from 57th Military Police Company, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade boarded a ferryboat for transport to the historic decommissioned guided missile frigate USS Crommelin.

  • Relocated USO Opens in Yongsan

    Nov 4, 2013

    The new USO (United Services Organization) facility in Seoul opened its doors to the Yongsan Garrison community during a ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 12.

  • Korean consulate honors retired U.S. general

    Nov 4, 2013

    The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea presented Lt. Gen. (R) Francis J. Wiercinski, former United States Army Pacific commander, the Order of National Security Merit, Gukseon Medal, in Honolulu Oct. 30.

  • 9th MSC infantry Soldiers shoot for the sky

    Nov 4, 2013

    Expert marksmanship is a common goal for all branches of the military, and among the ranks of the 9th Mission Support Command are two Soldiers who are taking their marksmanship proficiency to the next level.

  • "Fight Tonight" readiness on display for Eighth Army commander

    Nov 4, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Bernard Champoux, the Eighth Army commanding general, visits 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Oct. 25, 2013 on Camp Casey, South Korea. During the visit, Soldiers demonstrated Thunder Brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness to defend the Republic of Korea by displaying avenger air defense weapon system, AN/TPQ-37 firefinder radar, and multiple launch rocket system.

  • 210th Fires Bde educates Soldiers about SHARP

    Nov 3, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault representatives and Soldiers assigned to 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, put on a skit to promote the battalion's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program Nov. 1 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The SHARP Program's mission is to promote an Army culture and command climate that ensures adherence to the Army Values and ensures that every Army team members will be treated with dignity and respect at all times. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • 10th RSG selects top Soldier and NCO of the Year

    Nov 1, 2013

    The 10th Regional Support Group selected its top Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the year during the unit's competition Oct. 24 and 25th on Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan.

  • 349th Signal shares American culture with local Japanese students

    Nov 1, 2013

    Soldiers and family members of the 349th Signal Company, 78th Signal Battalion, traveled to the Kabato Pre-School to share an American tradition, Halloween, with students Oct.28 in Yomitan Village, Okinawa, Japan.

  • 210th Fires Brigade hosts Thunder Fitness Challenge

    Nov 1, 2013

    Soldiers from the 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division competed in the first ever Thunder Fitness Challenge Oct. 30, 2013 on Camp Casey. Of the 104 Soldiers who competed, only 14 Soldiers achieved the standard of the challenge. To qualify for the competition the Soldiers must have scored 270 or above on the Army Physical Fitness Test prior to the competition. During the event the Soldiers completed five events that tested them both physically and mentally. The fitness challenge included the push-up event for two minutes, the sit-up event for two minutes, the pull-up event for 10 repetitions, the dip event for 20 repetitions, and a three-mile run in 22 minutes or less.

  • Change - count on it

    Nov 1, 2013

    Going into the holiday season, our Army has much to be thankful for, especially our Soldiers. We knew fiscal 2013 would most likely be a good year for safety, but the final outcome -- 136 accidental fatalities, a 15 percent decline from the previous year and the lowest number on record -- was an historic landmark. Such a remarkable achievement during a year of relentlessly high operations tempo, to include the twelfth year of combat, happened only because of the hard work and commitment of our entire Army Team. I thank each of you for your proactive part in making it possible.

  • Soldiers experience Alaska Native culture during convention

    Nov 1, 2013

    Perkins said he was there to provide leadership to young Soldiers and show them how important it is to give back to the community that has shown so much support to Fort Wainwright over the years. "I remember an old saying I learned when I was a young Soldier," he said. "'To whom has been given so much. much is expected.' Whenever we have an opportunity to return that support, we should."

  • Children serve Wounded Warriors

    Nov 1, 2013

    One hundred school age children participated with a joint Boys & Girls Club of America and 4-H community service project Oct. 28.

  • Signal Soldiers read to Elementary School students

    Nov 1, 2013

    About a dozen Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), paid their monthly visit to Fern Elementary School to read books out loud to students Friday.

  • Asia-Pacific allies share munitions' ideas, challenges

    Oct 31, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- With the U.S. pivot policy putting a greater emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region, several of those allies paid visits to the Army ammunition plant here to share ideas and learn best munitions business practices.

  • Full Scale Exercise proves Yongsan readiness

    Oct 31, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan conducted a Full Scale Exercise to train soldiers and civilians in the event of an emergency or military threat, Oct 22 -- Oct 24.

  • 25th CAB validated during CRF exercise

    Oct 30, 2013

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conducted a Contingency Response Force validation exercise at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Oct. 21.

  • 2013 National American Indian Heritage Month tri-signed letter

    Oct 29, 2013

    2013 National American Indian Heritage Month

  • Female Paratrooper shines through Indian partnership

    Oct 29, 2013

    Army 1st Lt. Laura Condyles, a rigger-qualified officer with the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, recently returned from graduating second place at the Indian Army's Heavy Drop Course in Agra, India.

  • Humphreys AFAP seeks to improve services offered

    Oct 28, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- All of the services, programs and quality of life initiatives here would not be what they are without community members like those who participated in the Army Family Action Plan Conference here, Oct. 9-10, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center (Super Gym).

  • Staying Yongsan strong against the flu

    Oct 25, 2013

    The 65th Medical Brigade and Combined Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) hosted a influenza administration event to get the Yongsan community vaccinated against the flu virus at the Post Exchange parking lot here, 16 Oct.

  • Army personnel on Okinawa are making a difference with community service projects

    Oct 25, 2013

    The lingering effects of Typhoon Francisco could not dampen the spirits U.S. Army personnel on Okinawa who turned out in force to support U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station's Make a Difference Day project on Oct. 25.

  • Camp Zama Soldiers, civilians participate in suicide-prevention training course

    Oct 25, 2013

    The "Ask, Care, Escort" method of suicide-intervention was taught to attendees at a training course held Oct. 23 and 24 at the Community Activity Center here. About 30 service members and Department of Army civilians participated in "train-the-trainer" course, which was coordinated through the installation's Army Substance Abuse Program.

  • HHB, 210th Fires Brigade enhances CBRN readiness

    Oct 25, 2013

    Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducts chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear training on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 24, 2013. The purpose of this training was to familiarize Soldiers with knowledge and skills they need to know to protect themselves from CBRN attack. The 210th Fires Brigade is dedicated to improving the unit's readiness to "Fight Tonight" to defend the Korean peninsula from any threat.

  • The 210th Fires Brigade celebrates 2nd Infantry Division's 96th birthday

    Oct 25, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade celebrates 2nd Infantry Division's 96th birthday at the Thunder Inn dining facility on Camp Casey, South Korea Oct. 25, 2013. The 2nd Infantry Division works with Republic of Korea allies as a member of the strong ROK-U.S. Alliance and is committed to the defense of the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Ammunition retrieval tests unit readiness

    Oct 24, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade is part of the Counter Fire Task Force, with a mission to provide timely and accurate rocket and missile fire in the defense of the Republic of Korea.

  • First Army shares best practices with Korean Army

    Oct 24, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- A Republic of Korea Army Major recently visited two First Army Division East brigades as part of a mobilization assessment to assist in the ROK's development of an operational Reserve force.

  • 349th Signal hosts local Japanese soldiers for a day

    Oct 23, 2013

    About 20 Japanese soldiers from the 15th Brigade, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, gathered for a United States and Japanese military bi-lateral event Oct. 10 on Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan.

  • US Army Pacific senior enlisted leader conducts town hall meeting with Soldiers in Japan

    Oct 23, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major for United States Army Pacific, paid a visit to Okinawa, Japan to speak with soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Japan on Okinawa on Oct. 1st at Camp Foster's community center.

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Regional Support Group Soldiers enjoy a competitive day

    Oct 23, 2013

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Regional Support Group, enjoyed a day away from routine physical training to participate in a sports day Oct. 18 at Torii Beach.

  • Soldiers help make joint contracting team successful for the Pacific

    Oct 23, 2013

    Vince Lombardi was quoted as saying: "Individual commitment to a group effort that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."

  • The Gift of Fuel

    Oct 22, 2013

    While moving their aircraft from the port of Busan to their new home at Camp Humphreys, 4th ARS-6th Cav. Regt., made a stop at Camp Walker, where the Company A Soldiers anxiously awaited their arrival to do what they were trained to do which is supply petroleum to the new aircraft.

  • Army to stand up new Resiliency Directorate

    Oct 22, 2013

    Army leaders announced Oct. 21, 2013, a new directorate would be established in the Pentagon under the Army's G-1.

  • Dive deep, face fears, build strength

    Oct 21, 2013

    First Lt. George Edward Smith who is currently serving as the operations officer for C Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division failed out of pre-scuba before he was commissioned. Today the artillery officer enjoys exploring the waters around the peninsula. (Photo courtesy of 1st Lt. George Edward Smith)

  • Eighth Army revitalizes physical readiness training

    Oct 21, 2013

    The top U.S. Army command in South Korea revitalized its physical readiness training program.

  • 2ID Soldiers, KATUSAs earn honors, display Sgt Audie Murphy skills

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP RED CLOUD, Korea--Four Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division were inducted in to the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a luncheon Oct. 10 at the Commanding General's Mess.

  • Aviation Unit Arrives to Korean Peninsula

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Many Soldiers know what it is like to be stationed in the Republic of Korea but only one unit knows what it is like to be deployed to Korea. The land of the morning calm welcomed Soldiers from the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment much the same way it welcomes all the Soldiers that have served on her shores; with the promise of new friendships and a unique training environment.

  • 2CAB supports 2ID aerial operations

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- As pilots and crew members maneuver aircraft seamlessly through mountains and valleys, their mission is to deter aggression and be ready to 'Fight to Tonight.'

  • 210th Fires Bde focus on survivability training

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Realistic training builds Soldiers' confidence in their equipment, ensuring they can provide a strong defense to deter aggression against the Korean peninsula.

  • Army seeking in-depth engagements in Asia-Pacific theater

    Oct 21, 2013

    Countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region are "excited by our increased participation here," said the Army's top general in that area.

  • U.S. Forces Partner with Sri Lanka for Mine Training Program

    Oct 21, 2013

    VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka--For nine months, U.S. servicemembers in the Army, Navy and Air Force supported and carried out the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support)'s humanitarian demining mission on the creation and implementation of a course to make Sri Lanka landmine free.

  • SecArmy McHugh: Budget cuts affecting readiness

    Oct 21, 2013

    Budget cuts, sequestration and continuing resolutions have exacted "great cost" on Army readiness, said the Army's secretary during the opening of the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, held at the convention center in Washington, D.C.

  • Leader serves two countries

    Oct 20, 2013

    Maj. Lee Geun-hyung, from Killeen, Texas, and originally from Angang, South Korea is the 210th Fires Brigade chaplain and is one of a handful of Soldiers, who served as a member of both the ROK and U.S. Army.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Public urged to turn in unused prescriptions, Oct. 26

    Oct 18, 2013

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 26, here, and at other locations on Oahu and around the state.

  • New and improved: 1-24 Infantry Battalion brings new Soldiers up to standard

    Oct 18, 2013

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - The 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division spent three weeks perfecting their basic infantry skills in a series of platoon live fire exercises in Alaska's Yukon Training Area Sept. 23 -- Oct. 9.

  • 1/25 SBCT Brigade Colors Run

    Oct 18, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Lewis, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division senior enlisted advisor, leads battalion command sergeants major and first sergeants during a brigade colors run on Fort Wainwright, Alaska Oct. 18. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 Public Affairs)

  • Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Oct 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama honored former Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Medal of Honor, Oct. 15, 2013, at the White House, citing his extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.

  • Fiscal year 2013 was Army's safest year

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fiscal year 2013 was the Army's safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • CSA lays out strategic priorities for uncertain future

    Oct 16, 2013

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno laid out his strategic priorities in an email to the entire force, and with an attached document, Oct. 16, 2013, for the Total Army -- the active-duty Army, the Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve -- so they will remain ready to accomplish the range of military operations they may perform in an unpredictable future.

  • Realistic training for a strong defense

    Oct 15, 2013

    The 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a brigade-wide recall alert Sept. 17 on Camp Casey.

  • Korean National Defense University hosts first combined training course

    Oct 15, 2013

    The Korean National Defense University welcomed American military officers to its first combined training course in Seoul, in September.

  • Construction warriors build tactical skills

    Oct 15, 2013

    The warriors of the 561st Engineering Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command recently returned from East Range at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, from their squad sticks certification on warrior tasks and battle drills.

  • Oct. 15, 2013 -- President Obama's remarks at Capt. William D. Swenson Medal of Honor ceremony

    Oct 15, 2013

    Oct. 15, 2013 -- President Obama's remarks at Capt. Willliam D. Swenson Medal of Honor ceremony

  • Yongsan declares war on domestic violence

    Oct 14, 2013

    Domestic violence appears to be on the rise in the military, so much so that the Department of Defense considers it an item of specific concern. U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan held a proclamation ceremony to increase awareness, Oct. 1.

  • Yongsan talent, rising stars

    Oct 10, 2013

    Service members, family members and civilians in Korea rose to be stars to showcase their singing talents during a singing competition at R&R Bar and Grill here, Oct. 4.

  • Combined training increased capabilities for US,ROK 'Redlegs'

    Oct 10, 2013

    Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted live-fire qualification exercises Sept. 25 to 27 at Rocket Valley in Cheolweon.

  • Humphreys softball enthusiasts keep the season going

    Oct 10, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Leave the tuxedo and sequin gowns at home, this year's "Fall Ball" is not about fancy attire in a high-class ballroom, but it is all dirt (sort of), fun, and skid marks, as the 2013 Fall Softball League continues through the end of the month.

  • Korean War vets, college students visit Camp Humphreys

    Oct 10, 2013

    Soldiers from the 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion pose for a group photo with eight Korean War veterans at the Provider Grill Dining Facility, on Camp Humphreys, Oct. 4. The veterans visited the garrison as part of a College of the Ozarks (Mo.) Patriotic Education Travel Program. Designed to provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences for students and veterans, the program pairs College of the Ozarks students with veterans, taking them back to the battlefields where they fought. The program honors veterans and was established to encourage an understanding of American Heritage, civic responsibilities, love of country, and a willingness to defend it.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts NCO and enlisted run

    Oct 10, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, led the Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, in the first brigade noncommissioned officer and enlisted run on Camp Casey Oct. 10, 2013. This run focused on building unit cohesion, morale throughout the brigade. At the end of the run Col. Michael Lawson, 210th Fires Brigade commanding officer, recognized the 210th Fires Bde. Soldier of the Quarter Board winners., Sgt. John Rodriguez, of Aiea, Hawaii, a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Pfc. Aaron Bell, of Lawton, Okla., and Cpl. Shin Jae-min, of Seoul, South Korea, both are field artillery firefinder radar operators assigned to 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Bde., by presenting them with the Army Commendation Medal and an Indianhead statue. The 210th Fires Brigade is proud to serve and protect its nation and remains ready to "Fight Tonight" to defend the Republic of Korea and the U.S.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts NCO and enlisted run

    Oct 10, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, led the Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, in the first brigade noncommissioned officer and enlisted run on Camp Casey Oct. 10, 2013. This run focused on building unit cohesion, morale throughout the brigade. At the end of the run Col. Michael Lawson, 210th Fires Brigade commanding officer, recognized the 210th Fires Bde. Soldier of the Quarter Board winners., Sgt. John Rodriguez, of Aiea, Hawaii, a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Pfc. Aaron Bell, of Lawton, Okla., and Cpl. Shin Jae-min, of Seoul, South Korea, both are field artillery firefinder radar operators assigned to 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Bde., by presenting them with the Army Commendation Medal and an Indianhead statue. The 210th Fires Brigade is proud to serve and protect its nation and remains ready to "Fight Tonight" to defend the Republic of Korea and the U.S.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts NCO and enlisted run

    Oct 10, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, led the Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, in the first brigade noncommissioned officer and enlisted run on Camp Casey Oct. 10, 2013. This run focused on building unit cohesion, morale throughout the brigade. At the end of the run Col. Michael Lawson, 210th Fires Brigade commanding officer, recognized the 210th Fires Bde. Soldier of the Quarter Board winners., Sgt. John Rodriguez, of Aiea, Hawaii, a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Pfc. Aaron Bell, of Lawton, Okla., and Cpl. Shin Jae-min, of Seoul, South Korea, both are field artillery firefinder radar operators assigned to 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Bde., by presenting them with the Army Commendation Medal and an Indianhead statue. The 210th Fires Brigade is proud to serve and protect its nation and remains ready to "Fight Tonight" to defend the Republic of Korea and the U.S.

  • Army live-stream of AUSA exposition to allow viewer participation

    Oct 10, 2013

    This year, the Army will live-stream nearly every discussion panel that occurs at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C. Remote viewers will also be able to interact with panelists via social media.

  • 296 BSB delivers more than beans, bullets, benzene and Band-Aids

    Oct 10, 2013

    Amateurs think tactics, professionals think logistics. That's the motto of the Soldiers assigned to 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division.

  • Army observes Information Assurance/Cyber Security Week: Oct. 14-18

    Oct 10, 2013

    The Army will observe an Information Assurance/Cyber Security Awareness Week, beginning Oct. 14, 2013, as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

  • The 124th Medical Detachment (Optometry) Deactivates

    Oct 10, 2013

    HONOLULU-- The 124th Medical Detachment (Optometry) unit's guidon was cased during a deactivation ceremony at Fort DeRussy Oct. 7. The 124th Med. Det. deactivated due to ongoing force realignment occurring throughout the U.S. Army.

  • USAG-HI, ohana of fallen commemorate sacrifice

    Oct 10, 2013

    After a rainy beginning to the morning, Sunday, the skies over the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, here, suddenly cleared, just in time for the start of a lei of honor and remembrance ceremony at the bottom of the Punchbowl stairs.

  • Soldiers get down and dirty during confined space training

    Oct 9, 2013

    Soldiers from 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and 36th Signal Battalion came together for three days to participate in confined space training at Camp Humphrey, near Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Budget standoff forces postponement of Army's Best Warrior competition

    Oct 9, 2013

    The budget standoff in the nation's capital has stalled the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition, which had been set to take place at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 15-17, 2013.

  • Army Installation Management Command welcomes new teammate U.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll

    Oct 9, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll headquarters was officially transferred from U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command to Installation Management Command in a ceremony Wednesday at the metro hangar. The ceremony marked the official establishment of Garrison Command Kwajalein Atoll as part of the IMCOM organization. The official party consisted of Debra Zedalis, regional director of Installation Management Command-Pacific, USAG-KA Sgt. Maj. Roderick Prioleau, and Col. Nestor A. Sadler, commander of USAG-KA.

  • Simple dos, don'ts of surviving furlough

    Oct 9, 2013

    A furlough can create hardships for families - especially when finances are already stretched. Here are some tips for surviving furloughs ...

  • Town hall at newest Army garrison, Kwajalein Atoll, addresses smart sustainment, improved readiness

    Oct 9, 2013

    Debra Zedalis, regional director of Installation Management Command-Pacific, visited U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll this week for the uncasing ceremony that officially transferred the garrison from U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command to IMCOM. Zedalis was accompanied by Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip D. Pandy, command sergeant major of IMCOM-P.

  • October is Energy Action Month

    Oct 9, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The month of October is designated as "Energy Action Month," and the U.S. Army Garrison Environmental Division is calling for all employees and tenant units to join in to conserve energy during the month and beyond.

  • 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.

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