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  • Eighth Army celebrates Thanksgiving

    Nov 27, 2014

    Eighth Army celebrates Thanksgiving at the Honors Cafe Dining Facility, Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea Nov. 27, 2014. Eighth Army leaders continued the Army tradition of serving Thanksgiving meals to servicemembers, employees and Korean civilian guests.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sexual assault hotline image

    Nov 19, 2014

    Sexual assault hotline image

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Soldiers attend Master Resilience Trainer Course

    Nov 10, 2014

    Eighth Army Soldiers and civilians participated in the Master Resilience Trainer (MRT) course at Community Activity Center here, Nov. 5.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cav unit maintains 'fight tonight' readiness

    Nov 5, 2014

    With technical manuals in hand, Soldiers moved into their respective motorpools ready to perform preventative maintenance checks and services on their assigned vehicles.

  • Chief of Staff Challenges Aviation Community on Class A Accident Rate

    Nov 5, 2014

    Aviation leaders and all rated and non-rated aircrew members have been issued this challenge by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army: Reduce our manned aviation Class A mishap rate to below 1.0 per 100K flight hours. If we measured our Fiscal Year 14 results against this metric, we would have missed the mark because our mishap rate increased from last year's rate of 0.81 to this year's rate of 1.52.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • The Korean Service Corps Battalion

    Nov 3, 2014

    The Korean Service Corps was established during the Korean War to support U.S. troops and continues to do so today.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cooking up a new job at the 80th TASS Training Center

    Nov 1, 2014

    Too many cooks in the kitchen can sometimes cause problems, but for Soldiers going through the Food Service Specialist course offered by the 80th TASS Training Center, one more cook in the kitchen is a problem solver.

  • 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.

  • Daegu University intern a big hit as Korean Language instructor at ACS

    Oct 31, 2014

    One of the Korean university students taking part in US Army Garrison Daegu's Intern Program is helping Soldiers and Family members to speak the language of their host nation.

  • 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.

  • Army medics 'dust off' joint air evacuation operations

    Oct 30, 2014

    Nearly 60 Republic of Korea airmen and U.S. Army medics conducted joint air casualty evacuation training on the Seosan Air Base, South Korea, flight line, Oct. 28, 2014.

  • Leaders of Eighth Army share their visions of the future in Korea

    Oct 30, 2014

    Eighth Army leaders discussed the future of their Soldiers, civilian employees, and families during an on-site conference.

  • Interns current, past participate in 'Homecoming Day'

    Oct 29, 2014

    Twenty past and current interns gathered at the Humphreys Community Fitness Center to celebrate the first "Intern Homecoming Day," Sept. 27. This event was hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office, which, along with Army Community Service, has hosted the garrison internship program since January 2010. This Good Neighbor Program allows for local Korean college students to spend six months (one semester) working in various organizations here, providing them with the work skills and also the opportunity to work in an English-speaking environment. Currently, besides PAO and the Visual Information Branch, interns are placed with organizations within ACS, Directorate of Emergency Services, Family and MWR, and the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office.

  • Getting ready for Halloween

    Oct 29, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Getting an early start on Halloween, local businesses and Pyeongtaek City partnered with Art Camp to host a "Costume Play Festival Pyeongtaek," Oct. 18, in Anjeong-ri. Children and adults from both Camp Humphreys and Pyeongtaek joined together, dressed as various Halloween characters, to celebrate. The festival included a parade, a costume and photo competition, various booths and Trick or Treating. For more information about future events, in Anjeong-ri, involving Art Camp, contact Debbie Borek at or visit the Art Camp Facebook page at On the heels of last night's (Oct. 30) Spooky Hallow, Trick or Treating in all Army Family Housing will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight. For those wishing to come to AFH to hand out candy to the children, the Housing Office will provide tables in both areas. -- U.S. Army photos by Min Kwon

  • 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)

  • Last continuously serving draftee retires after 42 years

    Oct 28, 2014

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph E. Rigby retires after 42 years of dedicated service in the U.S. Army on Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, Oct. 28. Rigby is the last continuously serving draftee in the U.S. Army.

  • My Korea, My Life -- Staff Sgt. Felix Mena

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- When Soldiers first arrive in Korea, the culture may seem unfamiliar. However, it doesn't take long to find out that South Korea has its arms wide open to newcomers. Korea offers American Soldiers an almost infinite number of opportunities to go out and experience the country and immerse themselves in its culture.

  • 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.

  • Standing up for yourself: Self Defense for Women

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Sexual Assault and Harassment has been a problem within the uniformed services since their beginning. Across every one of the armed services, leaders and Soldiers are working to end this scourge that demeans individuals and threatens unit morale and cohesion.

  • Biking for the alliance at the 8th Annual Wangbang International Mountain Bike Match.

    Oct 27, 2014

    Dongducheon, South Korea -- On October 19th, Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, took part in the 8th Annual Wangbang International Mountain Bike Match.

  • 8th Annual Wangbang (MT) International Mountain Bike Race

    Oct 23, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, competed in the 8th Wangbang (MT) International Mountain Bike Race October 19, 2014 in Dongducheon, South Korea. Over 2000 people participated in the 35km race that ran across Mt. Wangbang and winners were privy to cash prizes and well-deserved glory.

  • 2014 2nd Inf. Div. Birthday run

    Oct 23, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers came together in the early morning hours of October 23, 2014 at Schoonover Bowl on Camp Casey, South Korea, for a espirit de corps run to celebrate the 2nd Infantry Division's 97th birthday. Led by Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the 2nd Infantry Division command team, a nearly mile long formation followed, braving the 39-degree chill and calling cadence to show that they are truly "Second to None."

  • Senior Army and Air Force NCOs strengthen the U.S/ROK alliance through friendly competition

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. and ROK senior non-commissioned officers took to Mustang Field Oct. 16 for a friendly soccer match to encourage team building and galvanize the strong alliance between U.S. and ROK partners.

  • Army Air Defense Artillery Soldiers participate in annual Hwaseong Parade

    Oct 21, 2014

    Marching to the beat of ceremonial drums, a procession of local citizens weaved a path through the streets of Suwon to the famous Hwaeseong Fortress, a trek similar to a journey made by an influential Korean king over 250 years ago.

  • Korean War monument relocated

    Oct 20, 2014

    CHUNCHEON, South Korea -- Eighth Army Soldiers attended the Forney Bridge monument relocation ceremony hosted by 2nd Engineer Brigade at the Soyang river Chenyeo statue Oct. 16.

  • 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.

  • 2ID Warrior dedicated to fitness, sets example

    Oct 20, 2014

    HOKKAIDO, Japan -- As part of their daily routine, U.S. Army Soldiers conduct physical readiness training across the globe. It's a way of life for those serving in the Armed Forces. Such fitness routines keep service members healthy, fit and ready to do whatever is needed to defend the American way of life.

  • 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.

  • Eighth Army SHARP Magazine

    Oct 17, 2014

  • ROK and Eighth Army Bands perform together

    Oct 17, 2014

    GWACHEON, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea -- Eighth Army Band presented a combined concert with Republic of Korea (ROK) Capital Defense Command (CDC) Band at Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Oct. 15, 2014.

  • U.S., Korean reps lay wreath at war memorial

    Oct 15, 2014

    U.S. Army generals and representatives of the Republic of Korea and its Army, laid wreaths at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014, to commemorate those who fought in the three-year-long conflict in that country.

  • Korean language contest officials recognize Presidio students

    Oct 15, 2014

    The 2014 Korean Hangul Day Award Ceremony for the Yonsei University Writing Contest and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Korean Video Contest was held inside the Tin Barn Oct.9

  • Thunder Truck Rodeo Competition

    Oct 13, 2014

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- Soldier from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Thunder Truck Rodeo competition. The event aimed to enhance the proficiency of vehicle operators in the brigade and to prepare them for the upcoming division competition.

  • Self Defense for Women

    Oct 13, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention and Response program representatives of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, organized a Self Defense for Women class October 7, 2014 at the Hovey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Hovey, South Korea. During the program students learned effective skills for self defense as well as techniques to increase their situational awareness.

  • Eighth Army participates in 2014 International Peace Marathon Festival

    Oct 8, 2014

    SAMSUNG, Seoul, South Korea -- Eighth Army Soldiers and Civilians took part in the 2014 International Peace Marathon Festival at Samsung, Seoul, South Korea Oct. 3.

  • Yongsan garrison observes Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 7, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan servicemembers and civilians honored the contributions of Hispanic Americans during the a special heritage month observance event, Sept 18.

  • Eighth Army participates in RoK Ground Forces Festival

    Oct 6, 2014

    Eighth Army Soldiers and equipment were on display at the Republic of Korea Ground Forces Festival 2014 held at the RoK Military Headquarters Oct. 1-5. It's one of the largest military festivals in the world and this year over 1 million people attended the five day event.

  • Another shot at interoperability equals readiness

    Oct 5, 2014

    ICHEON, South Korea -- U.S. Soldiers are required to retrain and qualify on their assigned weapon every year. This ensures that the perishable skill of marksmanship is never lost and troops are always trained and ready to "Fight Tonight."

  • Icheon city takes Talon Warriors back in time

    Oct 5, 2014

    ICHEON, South Korea -- More than 5000 years of documented history contribute to the rich culture the Land of the Morning Calm offers for those who venture here. With ones imagination, it is possible to revisit age-old dynasties by touring temples, shrines and old palace grounds across the peninsula.

  • USFK command team visits Camp Casey to discuss SHARP

    Oct 5, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti and Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell, the command team for the United States Forces Korea, meet with 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers to discuss the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program and the policies regarding the program September 30, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Army air defenders garner top awards at inaugural Osan Commander's Cup

    Oct 3, 2014

    Soldiers of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade bolstered their readiness and strengthened their joint relationship with fellow service members Sept. 28 - 30 during the Osan Air Base's inaugural commander's cup competition.

  • Eighth Army 10- Miler Team prepares for D.C.

    Oct 2, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Seoul, South Korea - Seven Soldiers were selected to participate and represent Eighth Army in the 2014 Army 10-Miler Race in Washington, D.C held on Oct. 12.

  • 3-8th Cavalry Regiment rotates into the Republic of Korea

    Oct 1, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea-The Department of Army has approved the rotational deployment of the 3RD Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment from Fort Hood, Texas, to Camps Hovey and Stanley, South Korea within the month.

  • ROK President awards Eighth Army with the Presidential Unit Citation

    Oct 1, 2014

    GYERYONG, REPUBLIC OF KOREA -- Eighth Army was awarded the Republic of Korea RoK Presidential Unit Citation Oct. 1, for outstanding performance in defense of the RoK over the past year.

  • Symbolic paintings of the Alliance Unveiled

    Sep 30, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Seoul, South Korea-Eighth Army hosted an unveiling ceremony for illustrative paintings donated by Mr. Cha Dae Young at the Eighth Army Headquarters Sept. 30.

  • KATUSA ETS ceremony

    Sep 29, 2014

    AMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- More than 50 Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division successfully finished their 21 months of military service September 23, 2014 on Camp Red Cloud, South Korea. Out of those, 14 Soldiers were from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div. Lt. Col. Michael Kimball, the commander of 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th FA Bde., was present as the guest speaker for the ceremony.

  • Nakdong River Battle re-enacts fierce battle, honors 64 years of South Korean history

    Sep 29, 2014

    As North Korean forces advanced south in the fall of 1950, waging a vicious war, the nation of South Korea and United Nations forces were pushed to a small southeastern area on the tip of the Korean peninsula, known as the Pusan perimeter, where they would stand to defend the suddenly prominent Nakdong River, later to be known as the "pivot" of the Korean War.

  • Korean American Soccer Camp helps needy communities

    Sep 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Local schoolchildren wrapped up a three-day Korean, American Non-Profit Soccer Charity camp for youths ages 5 to 14, here, August 18-20. The camp offered children instructional based learning for youths wanting to learn the fundamental of soccer.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Medics at work

    Sep 18, 2014

    Soldiers from Alpha Company, 121st Combat Support Hospital served as stand by medical personnel Sept. 13, 2014 during the first home game of the Seoul American High School football season.

  • Soldier missing from Korean War accounted for

    Sep 18, 2014

    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

  • Eighth Army Deputy Commanding General cooks at Yongsan Dining Facility

    Sep 17, 2014

    Eighth Army Deputy Commanding General (Sustainment) Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry got hands-on, cooking food for Soldiers at the Yongsan Honors Café Dining Facility Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014.

  • Local government officials take a tour around Cp. Casey, Hovey

    Sep 16, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Newly employed Dongducheon officials visit Camp Casey and Camp Hovey to learn about U.S. military installations in South Korea and take a tour around post September 15, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The visit included briefs about each unit here followed by the visitors taking a look at the various equipment used by the Army.

  • Soldiers shake off two-week exercise with Bde. run

    Sep 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the senior enlisted advisor for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, leads brigade noncommissioned officers and enlisted Soldiers on a espirit de corps run August 29, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The run was in celebration of completing the two-week long Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise and focused on building unit cohesion and morale within the brigade.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers complete Virtual Battle Space Training in Daegu

    Sep 11, 2014

    DAEGU, Republic of Korea - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 368th Engineer Detachment (Forward Engineer Support Team-Main), out of Atlanta, Georgia, 412th Theater Engineer Command, successfully completed Virtual Battle Space 3 training while participating here in this year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise.

  • 1st Signal Brigade provides communications support during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 exercise

    Sep 10, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade is a key component in providing communications services to customers across the Korean Peninsula and proved to be up to the challenge during the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 exercise.

  • 2nd SBCT, 25th Inf. Div. conducts motorcycle safety training

    Sep 9, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- On average, the Army loses the equivalent of a company formation in off-duty accidents each year. These tragic deaths affect a unit's combat readiness.

  • CFC

    Aug 21, 2014

  • Deputy Secretary of Defense visits U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys

    Aug 21, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A visit to the Republic of Korea brought Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. "Bob" Work, here Aug. 21.

  • Dignity, Respect and Reverence: Bringing our Heroes home

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- In a third-floor classroom, a handful of mortuary affairs and unit supply specialists wait to begin a slideshow. The phrase 'death by PowerPoint' sarcastically bounces its way around. When Sgt. 1st class Adan Flores wakes up his computer to start the presentation, the mood changes. The first slide is a photo focused on a flag-draped casket secured in an aircraft. The casket is lit by daylight, with several others behind it cloaked in shadow.

  • Pilots & crew dive into water survival training

    Aug 17, 2014

    POHANG, South Korea -- We've all seen the news about the aviation incident dubbed the "Miracle on the Hudson." An airline pilot by the name of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, and his First Officer Jeff Skiles, safely landed a large passenger airliner into the Hudson River after both engines failed in January 2009. These men and their crew saved the lives of every passenger on board. Reacting to such emergencies is second nature for those who are well trained.

  • ROK-U.S. intelligence venture enhances interoperability

    Aug 17, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea --It's no secret there's a viable threat north of the 38th parallel. A potential for imminent danger lurks at a short distance here. With the enemy at our door, U.S. forces constantly train alongside their Korean partners to remain an agile and lethal force. To do this, they rely on the intelligence community to keep them informed.

  • The lost art of human kindness

    Aug 17, 2014

    GANEUNG, South Korea-- Working along with volunteers from Camp Stanley and Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, the 1st "Steel" Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, liaison team volunteered at a local soup kitchen near Uijongbu, South Korea.

  • Humphreys Red Cross Youth conduct 'Prepare and Share' drive

    Aug 15, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The American Red Cross Summer Youth Program conducted a "Prepare and Share" kit drive, Aug. 6, at the Humphreys Main Exchange. The event is an activity in which essential preparedness items are collected, assembled, and packaged to be given to the community as start-up items in the event of a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) bag is needed.

  • Team 19 welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Aug 15, 2014

    CAMP HENRY, South Korea--Brig Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, commanding general, of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command hosted an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony today for Command Sgt. Maj. Jose A. Castillo, who assumed duties as the 19th ESC's command sergeant major, here.

  • Yongsan dining facility improvements focus on eating healthier and more conveniently

    Aug 13, 2014

    Honors Café, dining facility on Yongsan Garrison is making it easier for Soldiers to get food on the go with "Grab and Go" satellite DFAC's and also get healthier food choices.

  • Air assault paves path to combined readiness

    Aug 13, 2014

    CAMP STANLEY, South Korea -- South Korean and American Soldiers waited shoulder-to-shoulder as UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters approached a pickup zone to extract the combined fighting force. Within a matter of seconds, they were loaded onto the aircraft and flown off into the horizon.

  • Soldiers take on air assault course

    Aug 13, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 70 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in an Air Assault obstacle course test August 13, 2014 at the Air Assault Confidence Course, on Camp Casey, South Korea. The training was conducted to identify candidates for the upcoming air assault school.

  • Groundbreaking for new 'downtown' area conducted at Humphreys

    Aug 12, 2014

    Ground was broken at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Aug. 11, 2014, for the new "downtown" area, featuring a new Exchange, commissary and bowling center, among other facilities.

  • KSC Battalion conducts mobilization drill

    Aug 12, 2014

    Seoul, South Korea - The 33rd Korean Service Corps (KSC) Company of the Eight Army KSC Battalion conducted a mobilization drill at Daewang Elementary School July 29 to 31.

  • N. Korean special operation forces infiltration van showcased for 19th ESC senior leader development

    Aug 4, 2014

    The Korean Defense Intelligence Command displayed a North Korean special operation forces infiltration van, Aug. 1, staged in front of the headquarters of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command for more than 130 Soldiers, here.

  • Fifth Korean-American Joint Summer School concludes

    Aug 1, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The fifth iteration of the Korean-American Children Joint Summer School, a free program for elementary school age children living here and at Osan Air Base -- along with about 100 Pyeongtaek-area children -- was held July 22-25, at the Paengseong International Community Center. The program is hosted by Pyeongtaek City and Gyeonggi Province and organized by the Pyeongtaek Cultural Center. Participants spent four days together, exploring both Korean and American culture. The students participated in various activities during the first three days, including traditional cultural experience classes (Korean paper-making, wood craft, natural dyeing and beads craft, pop dance class, cooking class and fan drawing/design). On the final day, after spending most of it on Camp Humphreys visiting M.P. Hill Fitness Center and eating lunch at Talon Café, the children went back to the community center for a buffet dinner party and to present some of what they learned to their parents before the graduation ceremony. -- U.S. Army photos by William Kim, Helena Kim, Kate Ko and Min Kwon

  • ROK Troops Train at NTC

    Jul 29, 2014

    Republic of Korea and 2ID Soldiers train at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA. This is the first time ROK Soldiers have trained at the NTC. The U.S.-ROK Alliance, forged in the Korean War and founded on the 1953 United States-Republic of Korea Mutual Defense Treaty, has evolved into a comprehensive strategic alliance.

  • Col. Roberson becomes 1st Signal Brigade's 30th Commander at change of command ceremony

    Jul 28, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade held its Change of Command ceremony at USAG Yongsan's Knight Field July 16.

  • Rotational units get first taste of MPRC

    Jul 25, 2014

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE RANGE, South Korea - The sun is blazing and the weather is heating up on the peninsula. On some days, the 90-degree temperature seems unforgiving. The good news is the Army trains its forces to defeat the enemy in all elements. Some units show off that ability as they train to maintain the winning strategy in a joint venture.

  • US Army Pacific welcomes senior enlisted advisor

    Jul 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Pacific, change of responsibility ceremony formally introduces Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Lambert as the USARPAC senior enlisted advisor, July 24 on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle.

  • Rocket Battalion lights up the sky

    Jul 22, 2014

    CHEOLWON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a Field Training Exercise June 6 -- 20 at Rocket Valley, near Cheolwon, South Korea.

  • Humphreys Soldiers attend Battle of Cheonan ceremony

    Jul 22, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A contingent of Soldiers from here joined Cheonan city officials for a ceremony commemorating the 64th Anniversary of the Battle of Cheonan, July 6. Cheonan is a city located about 30 minutes south of here. The annual event, hosted by the Cheonan Chapter of the Korea Freedom Federation, honors the Korean and American Soldiers who fought and died during the July 7-8, 1950, battle. Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys and 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion attended and participated in the ceremony.

  • Army study looks at 'Developing Mental Armor for Soldiers'

    Jul 22, 2014

    In the fiscal year 2014 study, "Design, Implement, and Demonstrate Integrated Training to Optimize Human Performance and Discourage PTSD and Suicide," known as the Squad Overmatch Study, the goal was to demonstrate how to train the Soldier to recognize and apply learned techniques to manage psychological stress experienced in a combat-realistic, controlled, repeatable, and reviewable simulated environment while exercising warrior skills.

  • Warrior Friendship Week day three

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division celebrate Warrior Friendship Week on Camp Casey, South Korea. The week kicked off with a three-mile division run, followed by a day full of sporting events and friendly competition all leading to the division semifinals and finals that will determine the winners for each sport. Warrior Friendship Week is a long-standing tradition that continues to build unit cohesion and strengthen the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States.

  • Leisure: Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

    Jul 21, 2014

    Jeju Island, South Korea -- Some Soldiers stash their leave for a big trip home to see Family and friends, hometowns and old haunts. Others use it to explore new places. 1st Sgt. Willie Vines, hailing from Dallas, gets the best of both worlds.

  • Warrior Friendship Week Finale

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division celebrate Warrior Friendship Week on Camp Casey, South Korea. The week kicked off with a three-mile division run, followed by three days full of sporting events and friendly competition all leading up to the division finals where the 210th Field Artillery Brigade dominated the competition and took first place. Warrior Friendship Week is a long-standing tradition that continues to build unit cohesion and strengthen the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States.

  • Soldiers Compete in the Thunder Fitness Challenge

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 100 Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the Thunder Fitness Challenge July 9, 2014 on Camp Casey. 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.


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