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  • Red Cloud fitness room offers TRX, other workouts

    Nov 29, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Soldiers and civilians at Camp Red Cloud can now perform the latest kinds of fitness workouts -- including cutting edge TRX or total resistance exercise, in a special workout space at the post gym.

  • Cheerful season can also cast pall: Be alert, ready, to help avert holiday suicide among those lonel

    Nov 29, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Members of the Warrior Country community should keep an extra sharp watch this holiday season for signs of people who may be feeling suicidal, Area I officials said this week.

  • Eighth Army commander visits Manchus in field

    Nov 29, 2012

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea -- The U.S. Army's top operational commander in South Korea visited the storied 2-9th Infantry Manchus here Nov. 29.

  • Operation Southern Strike IV

    Nov 28, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Jason Roberts, a security forces assistance team member, listens to Afghan Border Police members discuss a picture translation card during a rehearsal for Operation Southern Strike IV, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 13, 2012. The operation focused on removing insurgent influence on local populations and connecting isolated villages to their government and police. Robert's home unit is the 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Decisive Action Training Environment: Future training grounded in today's intelligence

    Nov 27, 2012

    To ensure Soldiers are trained and ready for any mission, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Directorate of Intelligence created the Decisive Action Training Environment, a program that uses current intelligence to create intense, authentic training environments for Soldiers, leaders and units.

  • CTF 4-2 witnesses road opening

    Nov 27, 2012

    Local Afghans in Panjwa'i District now have better access to markets and a safer way to travel as district leaders officially opened the Salahan-Demrasi-Muhajerin Road in Salahan, Afghanistan, Nov. 25, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Change to TDR process routes money back to military units

    Nov 27, 2012

    According to Army transportation experts assigned to Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, U.S. military units with equipment that is lost, damaged or destroyed during transport have another good reason to complete a Transportation Discrepancy Report, also known as a TDR.

  • 2ID units named best in Pacific

    Nov 26, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, announced the winners of the USARPAC Army Award for Maintenance Excellence program Nov. 15. The 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade placed in three out of the six categories with the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion winning in the Large MTOE Category. The United Nations Command Security Battalion -- Joint Security Area, administratively a unit of the 210th Fires Brigade, won in the Small TDA Category. And Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion placed runner up in the Supply Excellence Award for Medium MTOE PBO.

  • U.S. Army CID Pleads with Public, Warns Against Romance Scams, Female victims being cyber-robbed dai

    Nov 26, 2012

    Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning internet users worldwide, to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to internet scams or impersonation fraud - especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.

  • Army launches winter safety campaign

    Nov 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officially launched the Army Safe Winter campaign today, providing leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals valuable information to augment their seasonal safety programs.

  • 'Raiders' kick off Walk to Afghanistan project

    Nov 26, 2012

    The 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division 'Raiders' officially kicked off their Walk to Afghanistan project at Pierce County Fantasy Lights Walk sneak preview Nov. 18, at Spanaway Park in Spanaway, Wash.

  • Embedded teams bring help to soldiers

    Nov 26, 2012

    As soldiers with 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, return this winter from Afghanistan, they will face many changes. New routines, friends, family and too many choices at the grocery store - nearly forgotten lives will return in sharp focus.

  • 2-2 SBCT remembers life of Soldier who led by example

    Nov 21, 2012

    Family, friends and service members gathered at the North Fort Chapel Nov. 14, to remember the life of 24-year old Spc. Brittany B. Gordon, a St. Petersburg, Fla., native, who was killed Oct. 13, in Kandahar province, when her unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device.

  • Soldiers, NFL players team up against traumatic brain injuries

    Nov 21, 2012

  • US-ROK Forces Hone Skills in the Air

    Nov 20, 2012

    US-ROK forces hone skills in the air during a large scale air assault training exercise Oct. 15 at an undisclosed location in South Korea.

  • Teamwork keeps 2CAB Soldiers and crews battle-ready

    Nov 20, 2012

    The 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, conducted its quarterly aerial gunnery qualification Oct. 11 at Rodriguez Range.

  • Privately owned weapons: Focus on the CAN, not the can't

    Nov 19, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- On Jan. 7, 2011, Public Law 111-383, also known as the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 or NDAA, was enacted.

  • Safer traffic leads to safer Warrior Country

    Nov 18, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Area I officials are using the recent laying of a new crosswalk pattern in downtown Camp Casey as a chance to remind Warrior Country pedestrians and motorists that traffic safety rules are an important part of community life and need to be adhered to.

  • USAG Red Cloud, Shinheung University pledge mutual aid on local environmental matters

    Nov 18, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The Army in Warrior Country formed a partnership with a local university this week so both can help protect Korea's natural environment.

  • Red Cloud Soldiers help guards at range

    Nov 18, 2012

    NORTH STAR RANGE, South Korea -- The men and women who guard the gates of Area I installations gained added confidence in the use of their 9 mm pistols thanks to a two-day firing event held for them by Soldiers based at Camp Red Cloud earlier this fall.

  • Thanksgiving 2012

    Nov 15, 2012

    This Thanksgiving, our Army has many blessings to count. But you -- our Soldiers, Family members and Army Civilians -- are the most precious blessings of all. Whether you celebrate the holiday with loved ones at home or with your battle buddies in the fight overseas, please know you and yours are in our thoughts. Thank you for your dedication to our nation and our way of life, and for the sacrifices youmake every day!

  • Stidley asks spouses to focus on safety

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Richard D. Stidley, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, recently addressed the Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club on the importance of Family involvement in Soldier safety.

  • USACR/Safety Center reaches CFC milestone

    Nov 14, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As this year's Combined Federal Campaign reached its end, officials at the USACR/Safety Center were celebrating a historic milestone.

  • Travel planning matters

    Nov 13, 2012

    If you're driving slowly past the big rigs parked alongside the interstate because of snow and ice, you know you're in a situation.

  • Edens maintains standard for motorcycle training

    Nov 13, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, director of Army Safety and commanding general, USACR/Safety Center, recently joined a group of new and returning riders here for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Basic RiderCourse.

  • November 11, 2012--America's enduring obligation: Honoring Soldiers for Life

    Nov 11, 2012

    As we celebrate Veterans Day on the anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I, we remember the fallen, and show our solemn pride for the heroism, strength, and dedication of those still among us -- the veterans we know as our friends, neighbors, and relatives.

  • Humphreys breaks ground on state-of-the-art hospital, dental clinic

    Nov 9, 2012

    Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at Camp Humnhreys, South Korea, Nov. 7, 2012, on the future site of the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital and the Camp Humphreys Dental Clinic.

  • PTO introduces 'hop' to kids, parents

    Nov 6, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Most parties that take place at the end of October normally have zombies, witches and vampires walking around. But, for the party held at the Gateway Club Oct. 26, 1950s-style poodle skirts, Pink Ladies and Thunderbirds were the norm.

  • BOSS scares up howlin' good Halloween

    Nov 6, 2012

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- Monsters and zombies took up residence in the barracks outside Camp Casey's main gates to scare and delight the Area I community, Oct. 25-27.

  • Night of the driving dead

    Nov 6, 2012

    Do you have drooping eyelids, persistent yawning or wandering thoughts, or feeling irritable, restless or impatient behind the wheel? Are you having trouble staying in your lane and can't remember the last few miles you drove? How about driving at abnormal speeds, tailgating and ignoring traffic signs?

  • Language and culture

    Nov 2, 2012

    23rd Chemical Battalion Soldiers learning Korean customs, courtesies before moving to 'Land of Morning Calm.'

  • AUSA 2012 offers attendees an 'NIE history lesson'

    Nov 2, 2012

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Attendees of the recent 2012 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Conference and Expo were given a unique opportunity to learn about the origins of the Army's Network Integration Evaluations -- the series of semiannual, Soldier-led evaluations designed to rapidly progress the Army's tactical network -- from someone who has been involved from the very beginning.

  • Veterans Day 2012

    Nov 1, 2012

    Fellow Soldiers, Our veterans occupy a special place in the hearts of Americans. Nowhere else on earth are a country's armed forces as revered and as trusted as here in the United States. That trust has come at a price, however, and this Veterans Day we honor not only our fallen heroes, but also the daily sacrifice you and your Families make in service to our nation. Your continued dedication to the cause of freedom ensures the story of every veteran will be heard and honored for generations to come. Thank you for a hard job well done!

  • IMCOM community: Get out and vote

    Nov 1, 2012

    Election Day comes in less than a week. As American citizens, the Department of the Army encourages federal employees and Soldiers to vote -- particularly as defenders of that right. But there are 3 things Soldiers and Civilians need to keep in mind when heading to the polls Nov. 6.

  • 2nd Infantry Division celebrates 95 years of service

    Oct 31, 2012

    The 2nd Infantry Division celebrated its 95th birthday Oct. 26, 2012, in the Republic of Korea, where it has spent the majority of its service since the Korean War, deterring aggression on the world's most heavily fortified border.

  • Forecast for 'Light Snow'

    Oct 31, 2012

    It was the week I took my pilot-in-command ride in Korea. I was stationed at Camp Humphreys with C Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, General Support Aviation Battalion (MEDEVAC). It was December and I was tasked to fly to Camp Casey with a fairly new lieutenant. We were given four hours of flying time, so after returning, we still had more than an hour left for medic training.

  • 6th Annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race

    Oct 30, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division participated in the sixth annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race at the Sports Complex in Dongducheon, South Korea, on Oct. 28, 2012. 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers often join events involving local civilians in Area 1 as part of the Good Neighbor Program. (U. S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs NCO/Released).

  • Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School

    Oct 30, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division and students from the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School participated in the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School Tour at Pocheon and Yeoncheon on Oct. 26, 2012. Soldiers and students visited the African Art Museum in Pocheon and the Jeongok Prehistoric Museum in Yeoncheon. The event gave Soldiers a chance to interact with students as a part of the Good Neighbor Program between the U.S. Army and the Republic of Korea. (Photos by Pvt. Kim Han-Byeol, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Specialist/Released).

  • 70th Brigade Support Battalion conducts M16 range

    Oct 29, 2012

    NEW MEXICO RANGE, South Korea -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Company A and Company B, all from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted an M16 live fire on Oct. 25, 2012, at New Mexico Range, South Korea. The purpose of this training was to maintain readiness, make sure Soldiers are ready to fight tonight, and improve skills with assigned weapons. (Photos by Pvt. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Specialist).

  • AFAP delegates report issues: Ask leaders to expand hours for health, other services in Warrior Coun

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- A panel of Warrior Country Soldiers and civilians has asked Area I senior leaders to consider expanding the hours that health clinics, post office, finance and other essential services are open to the community.

  • Maude Hall again up, running: Major renovation adds all-new look, much new parking

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- The newly renovated building at Camp Casey through which Soldiers and family members process in and out of Warrior Country assignments is back in business with an all-new look and much more parking space.

  • Camp Humphreys firefighters 'turn up the heat' with live fire training in Korea

    Oct 25, 2012

    More than 95 Army and Navy firefighters from across Korea gathered on Camp Humphreys to take part in four days of live fire training, Oct. 23.

  • 210th Fires Brigade "Thunder Run

    Oct 24, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- In 30-degree weather, 210th Fires Brigade kicked off their "Thunder Run," a leaders' training event, at the Carey Fitness Center's soccer field on Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea, October 18, 2012. The event welcomed new leaders to the Brigade with a test of physical strength, mental toughness and a chance for all to come together with a cresting ceremony dinner. (U.S. Army photos by 210 Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

  • Versatility critical to future Army capabilities

    Oct 24, 2012

    The Army is looking ahead as it prepares for the security challenges of 2020 and beyond. During the 2012 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, senior leaders highlighted the value of both adaptability and versatility as the Army focuses on this critical transition period.

  • 6-37 Field Artillery puts their training to the test

    Oct 23, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a certification exercise at Camp Casey in Dongducheon, Oct. 2, 2012, which qualifies them to participate in upcoming live-fire exercises.

  • Eighth Army team participates in 2012 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 22, 2012

    A team of Eighth Army runners from South Korea participated in the U.S. Army Ten-Miler in the nation's capital, Oct. 21, 2012.

  • Army launches smart Operational Energy use campaign, identifies 10 initiatives

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Army launched "The Power is In Your Hands" campaign Oct. 23, 2012, to encourage Soldiers to use energy smarter on the battlefield.

  • Brigade support battalion continues modernization

    Oct 20, 2012

    The 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, officially recognized two new companies of their unit in a Sept. 17 activation ceremony at Camp Casey, South Korea, marking a milestone in their organizational transformation.

  • US-ROK soldiers team up, make a difference in Uijeongbu

    Oct 19, 2012

    People say sharing is caring. Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion and Republic of Korea Army's 2nd Logistics Support Command recently shared some of their time with the residents of a community welfare center in the Jang-Am district of Uijeongbu, South Korea.

  • Take me out to the ball game

    Oct 19, 2012

    Two on, two out, down by three. These words mean absolutely nothing to many 2nd Infantry Division soldiers.

  • I am a weapon

    Oct 19, 2012

    As soldiers, we have some pretty deadly weapons. But, they jam on occasion, or our fine motor skills succumb to adrenaline and that sixth Rip It we probably shouldn't have chugged before setting out on a mission. Sometimes the enemy can get close enough that the situation becomes a little more ... intimate.

  • Casey lanes get major renovation; Pirate-themed interior aims at shipshape fun for community

    Oct 19, 2012

    CAMP Casey, South Korea -- If you are, ever have been, or want to be a pirate of the Caribbean, you should find things shipshape and a fair wind running next time you clamber over the gunwales of the Camp Casey bowling center.

  • Area I moving to set up council for its retirees

    Oct 19, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Retirees in Warrior Country will soon be able to have regular meetings with Area I officials to voice concerns and seek help on a broad range of retiree-related issues.

  • Ready...set...Angry Birds...Dodgeball!!!

    Oct 19, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Normally you wouldn't associate Angry Birds with Hotdogs or Nachos and Coke. But add five rubber balls and It's Not What You Think, and you have Camp Casey's 5-on-5 Dodgeball Tournament, which occurred Oct. 13 at the Carey Fitness Center.

  • Best Warrior contestants appear before Army's senior noncommissioned officers

    Oct 18, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 18, 2012) -- Soldiers of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition exhibited nervousness, anticipation and a wide range of other emotions in preparation for the final Best Warrior event: the board appearance. Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III presided over the panel that included the Army's most senior noncommissioned officers.

  • Recent shift to AMC enables streamlined logistics services

    Oct 18, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The logisticians who look after Warrior Country's transportation, maintenance and supply needs are now able to provide even more robust services thanks to a recent change that gives them broader, faster reach into the Army's overall logistics network.

  • Army Safety leader shares success with industry

    Oct 16, 2012

    The command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., helped a local firm celebrate two years of work with no time lost due to accidents.

  • 501st SBDE Operations Center prepares for Warpath III

    Oct 16, 2012

    The 501st Sustainment Brigade Operations Cell uses Field and Simulated Training exercises to improve operating procedures in preparation wargaming exercise, Warpath III.

  • Best Warriors test land navigation skills

    Oct 16, 2012

    Twenty four of the Army's Soldiers began the second day of 2012 Best Warrior Competition with a written examination, followed by a day land navigation event, uniform preparation and night urban orienteering. The day navigation event was arguably the highlight of the day. Soldiers were required to use a compass, map and protractor in locating five points within a three-hour period. The traditional land navigation event has not been included in Best Warrior since 2008.

  • 2012 Best Warrior Competition begins at Fort Lee

    Oct 15, 2012

    Twenty-four of the Army's finest warriors converged at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 14, 2012, to engage in a fast-paced and intense battle against themselves and each other as participants of the premier Soldier skills competition.

  • Don't slip and trip your way into fall

    Oct 15, 2012

    Each year, numerous people are injured and killed from dangers lurking in the places they least expect - at home and at work. The culprit is slips, trips and falls.

  • General Hurley observes 501st SBDE at Warpath II

    Oct 13, 2012

    Warpath II is a Command Post and Situational Traingin Exercise involving military units throughout the Korean Peninsula, focusing onon full spectrum Operations.

  • Depot sustains military's electro optics/night vision equipment

    Oct 11, 2012

    Well-trained and skilled Tobyhanna Army Depot employees maintain and support the military's vast array of electro-optics/night vision for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as foreign military service customers.

  • Army releases fourth quarter accident data

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Data recently compiled by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center show fiscal 2012 was the second-safest year for Soldiers on record, with a 9 percent annual decline in accidental fatalities continuing a downward trend first begun in fiscal 2007.

  • Army to field radio-based combat ID

    Oct 10, 2012

    The Army has completed field testing for radio-based combat identification capabilities, which it expects to field next year as part of Capability Set 14. This concludes three and a half years of work that will save taxpayer dollars by leveraging and updating software embedded in the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System, or SINCGARS.

  • Soldiers: Speak up to select new Improved Physical Fitness Uniform

    Oct 8, 2012

    The Program Executive Officer Soldier is offering an online survey to ask troops to choose from the which of the six proposed redesigned uniforms -- which include 32 improvements -- they like best. The survey opened Oct. 9 and will remain online until Oct. 29.

  • Army chemical battalion returns to 2ID in Korea

    Oct 5, 2012

    The Department of the Army announced Sept. 4 the relocation of the 23rd Chemical Battalion from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to Camp Stanley in Uijeongbu, South Korea.

  • 6th Battalion, 37th FAR Section Cert. Training

    Oct 3, 2012

    6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a fire direction control section certification Oct. 2 on Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea. The purpose of the training was to certify each section for a live-fire exercise scheduled for the near future. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released.)

  • Cold Weather Considerations

    Oct 1, 2012

    It's that time of the year when cold weather is upon Afghanistan. For those in theater, everyone should possess a working knowledge and understanding of the basic cold injury prevention methods. Cold weather is no joke back at your home station, and it's certainly a serious matter while performing combat duties in Afghanistan.

  • Safety Sense in the Motor Pool

    Oct 1, 2012

    Equipment maintenance is a necessary and inherently dangerous task. To ensure the safety of our Soldiers and Civilians in maintenance facilities, we're required to use risk management as well as acknowledge the potential health and safety hazards present in the workplace. We also need to determine where and how personnel are likely to become injured or killed. The path to success starts with the application of the five steps of risk management outlined in Field Manual 5-19.

  • 210th Fires Brigade host the Quarterly CSM/SGM Day

    Oct 1, 2012

    210th Fires Brigade held the Quarterly Command Sergeant Major/Sergeant Major Day at the Warrior's Club, Thunder Dining Facility and 70th Battalion Support Brigade Motor Pool on Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea, Sept. 28. The focuses of the event were to showcase combat power, welcome new sergeant majors to the 2nd Infantry Division and South Korea, and to discuss policies and standards for the Division. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released.)

  • Warrior Country sets up suicide hotline

    Sep 28, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- A new 24-hour suicide prevention hotline has been established by U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I for anyone in Warrior Country considering suicide or trying to help someone who may be suicidal.

  • Friendship fest strengthens alliance

    Sep 28, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- "Ka-chi kap-shi-da" is Korean for "Let's go together." And that is what has been happening with Americans and Koreans north of Seoul in an area called Warrior Country since the Korean War. Soldiers and their families spend afternoon with Korean civilians during the 8th Korean-American Friendship Festival held at the ROK-U.S. Cultural Plaza in the Bosan-dong section of Dongducheon, near Camp Casey's main gate. There was free food. Koreans got to sample American hot dogs and hamburgers while Americans were treated to tteokbokki (spicy cylinder-shaped rice cake) and saengseon-jeon (breaded fish pancake).

  • 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers on front lines in fight against suicide

    Sep 27, 2012

    The 2nd Infantry Division took a break from training in Korea on Thursday as part of an Army-wide suicide prevention and awareness stand-down to further educate Soldiers on the warning signs of suicide and let Soldiers know it is okay to ask for help when you need it.

  • Westphal recognizes contributions of veterans, outlines future of Army

    Sep 26, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal was in Minnesota to show the Army's appreciation for National Guard Soldiers at Camp Ripley, and discuss the future of the Army with heroes from a different era.

  • Southern Strike III takes swing at enemy forces, supplies

    Sep 25, 2012

    Long after midnight with most residents fast asleep, 3rd Zone Afghan Border Police and International Security Assistance Force members quietly launched their surprise air assault mission in conjunction with Operation Southern Strike III, an Afghan-led mission that took place in Spin Boldak and Takhteh Pol districts of Afghanistan, Sept. 1-9, 2012.

  • Combined medical evacuation training

    Sep 25, 2012

    Soldiers from 168th Multifunction Medical Battalion, 65th Medical Brigade; along with Soldiers from 70th Brigade Support Battalion and Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, worked together during a field medical operation at Camp Stanley, South Korea, Sept. 12. (U.S. Army photos by Pvt. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Specialist/Released)

  • The Annual Korean-American Friendship Festival

    Sep 24, 2012

    The annual Korean-American Friendship Festival was held on September 22, 2012, at the Dongducheon Special Tourism District, near Camp Casey, South Korea. (U.S. Army photos taken by Carlos Davis/Released)

  • Stand Down Day is part of Army-wide effort to help curb suicide, build resilience

    Sep 20, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- When U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and USAG Casey next week hold a suicide prevention "stand down" day, they will be playing a part in a larger, Army-wide push to help curb suicides within the Army family. As part of that push, the Army has extended this September's annual "Suicide Prevention Week" to an entire month's duration.

  • Service recalls 9/11 trauma, resolve, resilience that followed

    Sep 13, 2012

    The American people have demonstrated resilience and resolve in the years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a speaker at Camp Red Cloud said during a chapel service in remembrance of the traumatic events and their aftermath.

  • The KATUSA experience

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Korean Augmentation to the United States Army program began during the Korean War through an agreement between the president of the Republic of Korea, Rhee Syng-man, and General of the Army Douglas McArthur. Originally intended to match able-bodied Korean personnel with available U.S. equipment, the program evolved into a cultural exchange and a symbol of friendship between the two nations.

  • 2ID Good Neighbor Program strives to make a difference

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Camp Red Cloud Community Activity Center was recently visited by a small group of Korean women. Young and still basking in the vitality of their early 20s, most of them could easily pass for students. But, for these young women, not all is as it appears.

  • New approaches to soldier fitness beginning to shape up

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Army saw a change in its physical readiness doctrine in March 2010, with the introduction of TC 3-22.20, an action taken in accordance with its 2009 posture statement on the issue. But, this was only a part of a changing approach to comprehensive soldier fitness, which included a slew of new programs at varying levels of command.

  • The joys of Chuseok

    Sep 10, 2012

    Chuseok is a major Korean holiday, similar to the American thanksgiving. It is an ancient tradition with deep cultural roots and holds a place of real significance for the Korean people. Beginning on Aug. 15 of the lunar calendar, Chuseok will fall on Sept. 29 - Oct.1 in 2012. Keep those dates in mind. You'll see why.

  • Labor Day Festival 2012: Thousands take part as Area I says so long to summer

    Sep 6, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Warrior Country put work on hold Aug. 31 to celebrate Labor Day with a festival on Camp Casey. Almost 5,000 Soldiers, civilians and family members took part in the annual event.

  • Children play, bridge cultural barriers

    Sep 4, 2012

    Living in South Korea affords the children of the U.S. Army community here some unique opportunities, and on a recent Monday it gave them some time with English-speaking children from the host nation.

  • Dangerous distractions

    Sep 4, 2012

    What's the first image that comes to mind when someone mentions distracted driving? Is it someone texting or talking on a cellphone? If so, here are a few Army accident reports that might surprise you:

  • US Army shows Korean ally how it preserves land

    Sep 3, 2012

    A group of South Korean troops were guests of the U.S. Army in Area I recently for an on-post tour that showed them how the Army helps preserve Korea's environment. It included a look at how Area I "grows" dirt on a land farm.

  • Speaker: Women in Army have seen role widen over time

    Sep 3, 2012

    Women over the years have repeatedly disproved unfavorable stereotypes and have gained an ever-expanding role in today's Army, a senior female Soldier said in remarks at an Aug. 21 luncheon held at Camp Red Cloud to mark Women's Equality Day.

  • DMZ bikers see grim remnants of war

    Aug 20, 2012

    A group of Soldiers from Camp Casey made an 86-kilometer bicycle trip to Korea's Demilitarized Zone Aug. 12, and found not only green mountain vistas, but grim reminders of the war that ravaged the peninsula six decades ago.

  • DMZ tours offer insights into tensions then, now

    Aug 20, 2012

    It's been six decades since the Korean War of 1950 -- 53 left the peninsula charred and devastated. But the Demilitarized Zone that has ever since divided the two Koreas, and the troops -- North Korean on one side, South Korean and U.S. on the other -- that stand guard there, remain an abiding and visible reminder of the hair-trigger tensions that persist.

  • Idols rock South Korea, admiration mutual

    Aug 13, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- It was a love affair between Idols and their fans. Eight top American Idol finishers from the past three seasons brought their brand of Hollywood entertainment here for the troops, civilian employees and their families a mere 11 miles from the DMZ. Idol favorites Creighton Fraker, Jen Hirsh, Jovany Javier, Ashthon Jones, Aaron Marcellus, John Wayne Schulz, Lauren Turner and Rachel Zevita gave as much as they got during the Idols World Tour performance.

  • Volunteers help community smile

    Aug 9, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- For most volunteers in Korea, when they return to the states they will have the satisfaction of knowing they helped others in their community and may have been formally recognized for it.

  • USARPAC commander addresses top issues for Soldiers

    Aug 3, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, addressed issues of importance for U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers in an interview July 24. Wiercinski , who has been in command of USARPAC for 16 months, discussed both Armywide and USARPAC-specific issues he feels are most important to Soldiers.

  • Deputy Defense Secretary visits Camp Humphreys, thanks troops

    Jul 27, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea, -- Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter got a close look at Camp Humphreys and spoke to more than 300 U.S. Army and Air Force members, here, during his visit to the garrison, July 26.

  • Afghan Border Police station open for 24-hour operations in Spin Boldak

    Jul 16, 2012

    Spc. Anthony Saenz, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, works an x-ray machine at Checkpoint 9 along Highway 4 in the district of Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, July 5, 2012. This Afghan Border Police checkpoint is one of the few that operates 24/7.

  • Afghan Border Police station open for 24-hour operations in Spin Boldak

    Jul 16, 2012

    Spc. Aaron Tillman, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, stops traffic at Checkpoint 9 along Highway 4 in the district of Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, July 5, 2012. This Afghan Border Police checkpoint is one of the few that operates 24/7.

  • 1-17th Infantry helps clear 120 kilometers to Shorabak

    Jul 16, 2012

    Spc. Jesse Border, a combat medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, walks outside his Stryker vehicle during Operation Buffalo Thunder II near Shorabak, Afghanistan, June 29, 2012. Border is from Thousand Oaks, Calif.

  • 1-17th Infantry helps clear 120 kilometers to Shorabak

    Jul 16, 2012

    Spc. Tyler Winowiecki, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, cleans the dust off his M4 carbine during Operation Buffalo Thunder II in the district of Shorabak, Afghanistan, June 28, 2012. During the eight-day mission, Afghan and American forces cleared more than 120 kilometers of rugged terrain and escorted approximately 60 truckloads of humanitarian aid for distribution to the people of Shorabak.

  • 1-17th Infantry helps clear 120 kilometers to Shorabak

    Jul 16, 2012

    Sgt. Tim Martin, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, shows evidence of the long journey after returning from Operation Buffalo Thunder II at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, July 2, 2012. During the eight-day mission, Afghan and American forces cleared more than 120 kilometers of rugged terrain and escorted approximately 60 truckloads of humanitarian aid for distribution to the people of Shorabak.

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