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  • 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.

  • Long-term TDY rates change to save Army $9 million annually

    Nov 19, 2014

    Long-term temporary duty rules that became effective Nov. 1, 2014, across the Department of Defense, are expected to result in an annual savings of $22 million, of which nearly $9 million will be reaped for the Army each year, according to the service's chief for compensation and entitlements.

  • 71st EOD Group trains with 2nd Infantry Division

    Nov 18, 2014

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Leaders from the 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group integrated with the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea Nov. 1 - 6.

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

    Nov 18, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, met with I Corps leadership Nov. 18, 2014, to hear updates on the Pacific Pathways efforts, and to discuss PACOM AOR Integration. The visit included a stop to see 1st Special Forces Group and an aerial tour of Yakima Training Center range and maneuver areas.

  • Arrowhead mechanics keep trucks rolling, cannons firing

    Nov 18, 2014

    Anyone who has had their car break down on the side of the road can attest to how important mechanics are.

  • Cav Soldier cuts music tracks in Korea

    Nov 18, 2014

    With his headphones on and music playing, the Soldier's focus is not on the world around him, but on the melodies flowing into his ears. He is busy comparing the harmony now playing to the original idea he developed in his head, debating if what he's hearing matches what he had envisioned.

  • K9, Soldiers conduct anti-terrorism training

    Nov 17, 2014

    BUSAN, South Korea--The 903d Military Working Dog Detachments, 94th Military Police Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, conduct their patrol and explosive detection training led by Sgt. 1st Class James G. Bockelmann, kennel master, at Busan storage facility and US Navy Ship Red Cloud, Oct. 27-28.

  • Pacific-based Army mariners return home from critical Kuwait mission

    Nov 17, 2014

    Thirty-one Pacific-based Army mariners from the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, reunited with their families in Hawaii, Nov. 12, after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait where they crewed U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel-6, delivering critical Department of Defense cargo throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • US Army Pacific honors Australian generals

    Nov 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Pacific team bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr, and welcomed Maj. Gen. Gregory C. Bilton, both from Australia, with a Flying V ceremony on Nov. 17 at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • USARJ hosts National American Indian Heritage Month observance

    Nov 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 18, 2014)-- "A warrior's tradition: Contributing to our Nation's Freedom" was this year's theme for the National American Indian Heritage Month observance hosted by the United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward).

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers join in on the Manchu Mile

    Nov 14, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division join 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Inf. Div., to take on the Manchu Mile, a grueling semiannual 25 mile ruck march to honor warriors from the regiment who fought bravely during the China Relief Expedition during the early 20th century on November 7, 2014. Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the senior enlisted adviser for 210th FA Bde., also participated in the ruck to build esprit de corps and cohesion among Soldiers in both 210th FA Bde., and 1st ABCT.

  • MEDDAC-J Participates in BG Sams Equestrian Camp

    Nov 13, 2014

    MEDDAC-J Soldiers Participated by Conducting the Opening and Award Ceremony for the 66th Annual BG Sam Cup in Tokyo, on 9 November 2014.

  • Wahiawa celebrates Veterans during 68th annual parade

    Nov 12, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Wahiawa said, "Mahalo" to veterans this morning with the Wahiawa Lions Club 68th Annual Veteran's Day Parade. The Royal Hawaiian Band led the parade along with Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The sidewalks on California Avenue were filled with hundreds of spectators, family and friends of active duty military and veterans eager to show support and pride for their country. The Veterans Day Parade, was hosted by the Wahiawa Lions was held on Nov. 11.

  • Eighth Army recognizes Native American contributions

    Nov 12, 2014

    Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea -- 1st Signal Brigade (1SIG BDE) hosted National American Indian Heritage Month at Dragon Hill Lodge, Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 11, 2014.

  • All-Army Light Welterweight champ sets sights on Olympic gold

    Nov 11, 2014

    Sgt. Anthony Nunez, a Patriot missile launching station operator/maintainer assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, Camp Carroll, South Korea, recently earned the title of All-Army light welterweight boxing champ during the Army's 2014 competition held at Fort Huachuca Sept. 12 and 13.

  • "Steel" Battalion Conducts CBRN Training

    Nov 11, 2014

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea-- Elements from the 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, conducted a variety of training at Warrior Base on November 3, including chemical training. They waste no time in getting started, conducting a basic Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense (CBRN) class within hours of arriving at the training base, located just a few miles from the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • 78th Signal Battalion re-adopt Arnn Elementary

    Nov 10, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 10, 2014) -- Lt. Col. Thaddeus Underwood, commander of 78th Signal Battalion, signed the pledge of sponsorship Nov. 6 to re-adopt Arnn Elementary School, here.

  • KSC Battalion Conducts ROC Drill

    Nov 10, 2014

    The Korean Service Corps (KSC) Battalion conducted a Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill at K-16 Air Field, Nov. 6.

  • 20th CBRNE troops prove mettle during 'Iron Dragon'

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers proved their mettle during the Iron Dragon Leader Certification Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • New York National Guard Public Affairs team tells the story in Japan

    Nov 7, 2014

    Four New York Army National Guard Public Affairs Soldiers plugged into a joint public affairs effort here to collect stories, photos and video from a joint U.S.-Japan exercise that kicked off Oct. 27 and ran through Nov. 7. The New York public affairs element consisted of three members of the 138th Public Affairs Detachment and a representative from Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs.

  • PRMC Receives New Commanding General

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers, staff, family members and friends, along with local leaders, gathered at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Nov. 7, 2014 to bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, outgoing Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), and to welcome the incoming PRMC Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent.

  • Pacific engineers target leader development through Best Squad competition

    Nov 6, 2014

    The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, trained and tested foundational squad-level skills through an intense 10-day Best Squad competition, Oct. 23-29, 2014, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Orient Shield 14 finishes with field training exercise

    Nov 6, 2014

    Hundreds of U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members headed for the mountains to defend sovereign territory and defeat a fictional enemy during a simulated combat field training exercise at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Nov 3-5, 2014.

  • 2014 Veterans Day tri-signed letter

    Nov 6, 2014

    2014 Veterans Day tri-signed letter

  • Rotational Force will arrive for deactivating 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Secretary of Defense approved the deactivation of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea, and it will be replaced by a rotational brigade combat team from the United States.

  • U.S./ROK Air Defenders meet to tighten alliance, share knowledge through Patriot tech exchange

    Nov 5, 2014

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers from 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade convened with the Republic of Korea Air Force's air defenders for the 2014 Technology Exchange Workshop Oct. 30 at the ROK Air Missile Defense Command headquarters.

  • 25th CAB brings excitement to downed aircraft training

    Nov 5, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- With bullets ricocheting off the frame of a downed aircraft, a team of aviation mechanics assigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, franticly try to fix the aircraft's problem. The infantry could not provide security during this mission and the mechanics must secure the area themselves.

  • Thunder Inn sees no competition, awarded DFAC of the year

    Nov 5, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- No matter how well-trained or prepared a Soldier is, to excel at their job or complete a mission they must be provided with the proper nutrients and sources of energy. For most Soldiers, the key location to obtain those nutrients is the nearest dining facility.

  • New Headquarters Building for Special Forces Battalion Ready for Action at Torii Station

    Nov 5, 2014

    The 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group recently partnered with U.S. Army Garrison Japan in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new headquarters building Nov. 4 at Torii Station.

  • Army Hawaii opens SHARP Resource Center, holds first summit

    Nov 4, 2014

    U.S. Army, Hawaii has moved a "step forward" by opening a SHARP Resource Center next to the U.S. Army Health Clinic, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 17, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa's Warrior Zone Gets High Praise from Top NCO

    Nov 4, 2014

    Installation Management Command's top noncommissioned officer for Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, visited U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa Nov. 2 -- 4 to get a better look at the installation's one-of-a-kind Warrior Zone.

  • Ranger School - forging warriors for the future

    Nov 4, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson watches as Ranger candidates conduct the Combat Water Survival Assessment portion of Ranger school at Victory Pond, Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 3, 2014. Maj. Gen. Austin S. Miller, the commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Col. David G. Fivecoat, the commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, provided an overview and detailed explanation of the MCoE's mission and current and future requirements. (U.S. Army photos by Patrick Albright/Released)

  • Pacific's senior logistics unit names first Command Chief Warrant Officer

    Nov 4, 2014

    Chief warrant officers are highly regarded as adaptive technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, advisors, and in the words of the Pacific's senior logistician, Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, "the miracle workers of our Army." With these critical characteristics and proven impact across the full spectrum of operations, creating a top chief warrant officer position and naming Chief Warrant Officer Five Michael B. Martin as the first to fill that leadership role was a natural and necessary move for Dorman's 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • 2501st Digital Liaison Detachment Strengthens Partnership Through Discussion

    Nov 3, 2014

    Eighth Army's 2501st Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD) conducted a leader professional development lecture with the First Republic of Korea Army (FROKA) Commanding General and his staff at FROKA headquarters in Wonju, South Korea, Oct. 21.

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • US Army Soldiers shoot for Japan Marksmanship Badge during Orient Shield 14

    Nov 3, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers endeavor to qualify for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Marksmanship badge, during Orient Shield 14 here, Nov. 1.

  • ACS 'Takes Back the Night' from violence, assault

    Nov 2, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Yongsan Army Community Services (ACS) 'took back the night' with their march conducted under the purpose to stand up against domestic violence for servicemembers and their families here, 15th October.

  • Orient Shield 14 snipers partner for training

    Nov 1, 2014

    U.S. Army snipers collaborated with members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to participate in sniper training and weapons demonstrations in support of Orient Shield 14 here, Oct 30.

  • First female South Korean soldiers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Oct 31, 2014

    Two Republic of Korea army soldiers were the first females to earn and wear the Expert Infantryman Badge, which was awarded to them at a graduation ceremony on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2014.

  • US and Japanese aviators work well together during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 31, 2014

    U.S. Army Aviators are working and flying side-by-side with their Japanese counterparts throughout Orient Shield 14 here, Oct 27 - Nov. 7.

  • Eighth Army commemorates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 30, 2014

    The National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) commemorative ceremony was held at the Dragon Hill Lodge's Naija Ballroom, Oct. 27.

  • 25th ID Soldiers Experience Outback Survival with Australian, Chinese Armies

    Oct 30, 2014

    NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia -- The outback in Australia's Northern Territory is usually home to crocodiles, snakes, and all kinds of unusual animals. However, for three weeks in October, it was also home to a trilateral team of soldiers from the United States, Australia, and China taking part in Exercise Kowari 2014, the inaugural environmental survival training exercise that brought the three countries, represented by five 25th Infantry Division Soldiers, five U.S. Marines, 10 Australian Army soldiers, and 10 Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers, together for the first time in an effort to enhance security cooperation in the Pacific.

  • Utah Army National Guard Soldier bridges language gap during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 30, 2014

    Helping to bring U.S. Army and Japanese military aviators together is a job and passion for Utah Army National Guard Sgt. Keith Albretsen.

  • US and Japanese aviation refuelers demonstrate techniques during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 30, 2014

    U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force aviation personnel exchanged helicopter refueling procedures during Orient Shield 14 here Oct. 28.

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa Conducts Anti-Terrorism Exercise

    Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa conducted an anti-terrorism and emergency response exercise Oct. 16 -21, as various on-post agencies responded to several notional scenarios ranging from an active shooter to a fuel spill response.

  • Transportation professionals take on challenge of shipping equipment for Orient Shield 14

    Oct 29, 2014

    Moving nearly 21 billion pounds of military equipment more than 11,000 nautical miles is a daunting task, but Orient Shield 14 transportation mobility warrant officers make it look seamless.

  • US Army Soldiers display chemical protective equipment during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Army chemical specialists shared knowledge with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 7th Chemical Unit in support of Orient Shield 14, here Oct. 28.

  • Orient Shield 14 begins with a bang

    Oct 29, 2014

    The first day of Orient Shield 14 field training brought U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members together to observe each others mortar systems in action here, Oct. 28.

  • Thunder Soldiers take on the Crucible

    Oct 29, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 200 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division are competing in the Thunder Crucible, a team competition held October 28-29 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The event was designed to test Soldier's mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills and knowledge including: the Army Physical Fitness Test, chemical defense, combat casualty care, tactical communications, weapons mastery skills, written tests on both Korean culture and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, vehicle preventive maintenance checks and services, and an intense obstacle course. The Thunder Crucible is an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers as well as build espirit de corps within the brigade. (U.S. Army photo by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released)

  • Guam Soldiers reverse rolls in upcoming exercise

    Oct 28, 2014

    Soldiers from 1-294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard are known to have friendly, island style attitude. Come next year, these Soldiers will have a change in attitude serving as the opposing forces (OPFOR) in support of U.S. Army Pacific's upcoming exercise Lightning Forge.

  • 38 Servicemembers earn coveted Expert Field Medical Badge

    Oct 28, 2014

    Servicemembers from across the pacific region converged on Schofield Barracks Oct. 14 - 24, for the opportunity to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, one of the most sought after awards in the medical field.

  • Thunder Medics train to save lives

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- When treating a casualty on the battlefield, there is no time to waste. Every action taken is directly related to a Soldier's life in a crucial situation. In such circumstances, professionally trained health care specialists are greatly needed.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts "All Things Pacific" Week

    Oct 27, 2014

    As part of the focus on the Pacific, the 1st Signal Brigade hosted an "All Things Pacific" week Oct. 7-9 at USAG Yongsan to review the current and future state of signal capabilities, practices and projects in the region.

  • Orient Shield 14 Medics Keep Soldiers Healthy

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army medical professionals have treated nearly 400 Soldiers since Oct. 1, in support of Orient Shield 14.

  • American, Japanese forces officially begin Orient Shield 2014

    Oct 27, 2014

    Approximately 800 U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel kicked-off Orient Shield 14 during an opening ceremony at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Oct. 27, 2014.

  • US and Japanese forces share marksmanship skills during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    Sharing combat skills helped to close the gap between U.S. Army Soldiers and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a close quarters marksmanship exercise, here Oct. 24.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers eat well during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- Feeding nearly 700 hungry U.S. Army Soldiers participating in exercise Orient Shield 14 is a huge undertaking for any cook.

  • Korean Defense Minister pays respects at Arlington National Cemetery

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Korean Minister of Defense Han Min-koo participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Regionally aligned forces getting global workout

    Oct 23, 2014

    "Soldiers are now deployed in a regionally aligned force-fashion around the world where they need to be, whether to fulfill treaty obligations, secure prosperity and peace or consolidate gains," said Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific.

  • New Multidisciplinary SHARP Resource Center Opens on Schofield

    Oct 23, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- Schofield Barracks and U.S. Army Hawaii opened the doors to the Army's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Resource Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 17 signifying a consolidated effort to combat sexual harassment and assault.

  • Activation of 14th MDB Strengthens US - Japan Alliance

    Oct 23, 2014

    The 14th Missile Defense Battery, 100th Missile Defense Brigade, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was activated, Oct. 22, 2014, during a ceremony at Kyogamisaki, Japan.

  • 65th BEB farewells 130th Engineers and joins Tropic Lightning Division

    Oct 23, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division activated the 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion during a ceremony on Weyand Field, Oct. 21.

  • 25 ID information operators build partnerships

    Oct 23, 2014

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Soldiers from across the 25th Infantry Division attended the Information Operations in the Pacific Symposium from Oct. 21-23 at the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii, to discuss and examine the role of information operations in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

  • I Corps hosts joint total-force leader conference

    Oct 23, 2014

    Senior leaders from the Army, National Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force and the Canadian military gathered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 22, 2014, for a two-day senior leader development conference, to discuss the implementation and benefits of the Army's total force policy.

  • JGSDF, US Army share mortar tactics during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members proudly demonstrated their respective mortar systems during Orient Shield 14 here, Oct. 23.

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 share more than just military expertise

    Oct 23, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- A local community engagement project in nearby Chitose added one more building block to a growing relationship between U.S. and Japanese military forces here, Oct 23.

  • Arctic Warriors join international partners to conquer Himalayas

    Oct 22, 2014

    Two Army officers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, recently became the latest ambassadors across the Pacific. The mission was to train with partnering nations and joint forces on mountain warfare operations in the Himalayan Mountain Range in Nepal.

  • Garrison Japan welcomes new CSM

    Oct 21, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 21, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 21 at the Camp Zama Youth Center, here, where Command Sgt. Maj. Katrina M. Najee relinquished responsibility of USAG-J to Command Sgt. Maj. Rosalba Dumont-Carrion.

  • 45th STB builds confidence, teamwork during live-fire exercise

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Army's future rests on the shoulders of its newest troops, and the 45th Special Troops Battalion uses combat oriented training, like its recent convoy live fire exercise, to expose its junior Soldiers to the stresses and scenarios of real-world missions. Despite rain and the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Ana to Oahu, the 45th STB, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pressed on with the CLFX, Oct. 13-17, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, upholding the well-known Army motto, "If it's not raining, we're not training."

  • Garrison initiatives address domestic abuse issues

    Oct 21, 2014

    Schofield Barracks leaders and community members joined together to honor victims of domestic violence and to challenge each other to prevent domestic violence, during the annual Domestic Violence proclamation-signing event, here, Sept. 29, hosted by the Family Advocacy Program (FAP).

  • Eighth Army Soldiers attend Electronic Warfare Professional Development

    Oct 20, 2014

    K-16, Sungnam, South Korea --Eighth Army Soldiers attended an Electronic Warfare Professional Development (EWPD) hosted by 2-2 Assault Helicopter Battalion (AHB) at K-16, Sungnam, South Korea, Oct. 15.

  • Where happiness comes from: 2014 Dongducheon Volunteer Festival

    Oct 20, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Winston Churchill, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom once said, 'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.' Volunteering to help out others may seem difficult at first, but it is a noble act that anyone can do.

  • Talon warriors demonstrate air power

    Oct 20, 2014

    YANGPYEONG, South Korea -- Soldiers of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry carried rockets and large rounds of ammunition as they worked feverishly to prepare two AH-64D Longbow Apaches and two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters during a combined rotary wing aircraft demonstration with elements of the Republic of Korea Army Aviation Operations Command Oct. 6, 2014.

  • Pacific Army Engineers support Marines, revamp Hawaii firing range

    Oct 20, 2014

    A group of Army engineers have spent the past six weeks demonstrating how executing their mission directly impacts the training efforts and preparedness of their Marine Corps brothers and sisters.

  • Grab your meal from Thunder Express

    Oct 17, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, enjoy healthy breakfast meals at the grand opening of Thunder Express October 15, 2014 at the 70th Brigade Support Battalion Headquarters on Camp Casey, South Korea. Thunder Express is a grab-and-go truck for Soldiers that do not have the time to go to the dining facility. It will be stationed there on a daily basis with three hearty menus to choose from.

  • 35th CSSB hosts Hispanic Heritage Month observance

    Oct 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 17, 2014) -- The Hispanic Heritage Month observance was held on Oct. 9 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, here, to recognized the Hispanic cultures that impact military communities.