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  • National American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 3, 2015

  • Annual evacuation exercise enhances readiness throughout Korea

    Nov 1, 2015

    Family members, civilians, contractors and other non-emergency personnel visited noncombatant evacuation operation centers throughout the Korean Peninsula, Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, as part of Exercise Courageous Channel to learn more about what to expect during a real-world crisis or natural disaster.

  • The commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific Visits Korea

    Oct 25, 2015

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific spent three days visiting various installations throughout Korea Oct. 19-21 during his Pacific Pathways Tour.

  • From the fog of war, to a life-long journey in love; KW Vet recounts courtship near 38th Parallel

    Oct 16, 2015

    If you were to ask a Korean War veteran about their most memorable experience from the war they might recall a tense combat patrol, a challenging battle, or even the bone-rattling temperatures of some of the coldest Korean winters on record.

  • Inaugural President's Cup in Korea highlights strength of ROK-US Alliance

    Oct 16, 2015

    Sixty-two years ago as the dust settled from the ashes of the Korean War, an alliance between the Republic of Korea and the U.S. was born that has developed into one of the strongest partnerships in the world.

  • Eighth Army participates in 2015 ROK Ground Forces Festival

    Oct 5, 2015

    Eighth Army Soldiers and equipment, and a lot of Republic of Korea service members and equipment, were on display at the 2015 Republic of Korea Ground Forces Festival at the ROK Military Headquarters Oct. 2-6.

  • Eighth Army 10-Miler Team Headed to D.C.

    Oct 1, 2015

    Some of Eighth Army's fastest runners will soon have the opportunity to test their speed and endurance during the Army 10-Miler, Oct. 11 in Washington D.C.

  • Eighth Army honors Japanese Student Volunteer Soldiers

    Oct 1, 2015

    Members of the Ministry of Korea Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs and the Japan Veteran's Association commemorated the 65th anniversary of their participation in the Korean War during a Sept. 24 memorial ceremony at Su-bong Park, Incheon.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Message

    Oct 1, 2015

  • 65th Infantry Regiment "Borinqueneers" Highlight Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 18, 2015

    Each year during Hispanic Heritage Month we are reminded of the countless sacrifices that Hispanic Americans have made to protect liberty and freedom here in the Republic of Korea.

  • Eighth Army looks to improve on last year's CFC contributions

    Sep 18, 2015

    With the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) scheduled to kick off in just a few days beginning Sept. 21, Eighth Army has made it a priority to improve on last year's level of participation.

  • Eighth Army, 65th Medical Brigade Host Women's Equality Day Educational Panel

    Aug 28, 2015

    Eighth Army and the 65th Medical Brigade hosted a Women's Equality Day Educational Panel Aug. 26 at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul, South Korea to discuss contemporary issues and societal barriers that women continue to face in modern society.

  • Eighth Army, KATUSA Veterans Association Commemorate 65th Anniversary of the KATUSA Program

    Aug 19, 2015

    During a brief ceremony, with Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) veterans who served during the Korean War in attendance, Eighth Army and the KATUSA Veterans Association commemorated the 65th anniversary of one of the most unique organizations in military history Aug. 14 at Camp Jackson, South Korea.

  • Get to Know the New Chief of Staff of the Army - General Mark A. Milley

    Aug 18, 2015

    During a brief ceremony Aug. 14 at Joint Base Meyer-Henderson just outside of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, Gen. Mark A. Milley was sworn in as the 39th U.S. Army Chief of Staff.

  • Eighth Army's Secret Weapon: The Korean Service Corps

    Aug 18, 2015

    Desperately clinging to their last vestige of a secure defensive front at the Pusan Perimeter, Eighth Army Commander Lt. Gen. Walton H. Walker knew he had to find some form of reprieve for his men in the foxholes.

  • Eighth Army, Korean Partners Role out Red Carpet for Korean War Vets

    Aug 4, 2015

    The Pusan Perimeter, the Battle of the Chosin River, and the Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River are just a few of the most intense and hard-fought battles that took place during the Korean War. During those three clashes alone an estimated 88,000 United Nations forces gave their lives to fend off the communist invasion.

  • Korean war vet remembers French connection in 2ID

    Jul 8, 2015

    Sixty five years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean Forces attacked south across the 38th Parallel igniting the Korean War. The United States entered the war six days later and the U.S. and ROK militaries have been committed to preserving the freedom of the Republic of Korea ever since. The article you are about to read is part of a six-part series on Korean War veterans living in the Republic of Korea today. Through the eyes of these veterans, we got a glimpse into an important chapter in Korean history. ~35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affairs Officer, Capt. William Leasure

  • 1st BCT inactivates as 2nd ID marks 50 years in Korea

    Jul 2, 2015

    The 2nd Infantry Division today marks 50 years of continuous service in South Korea even as it undergoes a period of unprecedented change.

  • Eighth Army Unveils "Grab and Go" Canteen

    Jul 1, 2015

    When Eighth Army leaders were thinking of a method to help Soldiers refuel their bodies after morning physical training sessions, there were numerous issues that had to be solved. Among those challenges was the physical distance between Yongsan Garrison's single dining facility to the barracks that many single and unaccompanied Soldiers occupy.

  • Chuck Norris' martial arts roots still planted at Osan Air Base

    Jun 30, 2015

    At 80 years old, Grand Master Mun has spent over half his life training service members at Osan Air Base in the art of self-defense. He has certified more than 4,500 black belt students in the time-worn aerobics room of the base's fitness center. Many of those students have continued on to train others in the ancient art of Tae Kwon Do, but only one has continued on to inspire others around the globe.

  • Korean infantry vet talks about "6-25 War"

    Jun 30, 2015

    Sixty five years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean Forces attacked south across the 38th Parallel igniting the Korean War. The United States entered the war six days later and the U.S. and ROK militaries have been committed to preserving the freedom of the Republic of Korea ever since. The article you are about to read is part of a six-part series on Korean War veterans living in the Republic of Korea today. Through the eyes of these veterans, we got a glimpse into an important chapter in Korean history. ~35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affairs Officer, Capt. William Leasure

  • LBGT Panel meet at Yongsan Garrison

    Jun 28, 2015

    Members of the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade hosted a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Awareness and Education Panel Friday at the Dragon Hill Lodge for members of the Yongsan Garrison community. Organizers said the goal was to educate, inform and have an open discussion with service members, civilians and family members on Department of Defense policies and challenges faced by LBGT service members

  • 65th anniversary of the Korean War; A Korean vet remembers

    Jun 21, 2015

    Sixty five years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean Forces attacked south across the 38th Parallel igniting the Korean War. The United States entered the war six days later and the U.S. and ROK militaries have been committed to preserving the freedom of the Republic of Korea ever since. The article you are about to read is the second installment of a six-part series on Korean War veterans living in the Republic of Korea today. Through the eyes of these veterans, we got a glimpse into an important chapter in Korean history. ~35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affairs Officer, Capt. William Leasure

  • U.S., South Korea conduct combined ministry exercise

    Jun 18, 2015

    A group of chaplains and chaplain assistants, assigned to units in the Republic of Korea, army and U.S. Eighth Army concluded training, June 18, which taught them lessons gathered from more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Petersen receives Gen. MacArthur leadership award, says many helped her prepare

    Jun 17, 2015

    Capt. Velerie Petersen's mother, Sung Cha Ko-Petersen (deceased), was rescued by an American soldier during the Korean War. And, according to Petersen, her mother always felt deeply indebted to the Soldier who reunited her with her mother when the Koreans were forced to move south at the start of the war.

  • "6-25 War" vet talks death, tattoos and rebirth of Korea

    Jun 15, 2015

    Sixty five years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean forces attacked south across the 38th Parallel igniting the Korean War. The United States entered the war six days later and the U.S. and ROK militaries have been committed to preserving the freedom of the Republic of Korea ever since. The article you are about to read is the first installment of a six-part series on Korean War veterans living in the Republic of Korea today. Through the eyes of these veterans, we got a glimpse into an important chapter in Korean history. ~35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affair Officer, Capt. William Leasure

  • EFMB tests Soldiers' abilities, motivation for success

    Jun 1, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Friday is a day celebrated by workers around the world because it signals the end to the workweek. For 27 Soldiers serving in South Korea, it was the end of a multi-week challenge that tested their medical skills and dedication to self-improvement and resulted in the awarding of a respected badge.

  • 50-plus year old DMZ DFAC gets first renovation

    May 27, 2015

    The Logistics Readiness Center-Red Cloud, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, manages the dining facility (DFAC) at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North Korea and the Republic of Korea. It is the only food source for the 35 U.S. Soldiers assigned to the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area (JSA) at Camp Bonifas, Panmunjom.

  • Eighth Army Hosts Asian American Pacific Islander Observance

    May 27, 2015

    Eighth Army held a ceremony as part of Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage month May 27 at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea to highlight the contributions made by Asian-American and Pacific Islander Soldiers to our nation.

  • Suwon Soldiers take part in Run for the Fallen

    May 27, 2015

    Over 300 Soldiers and family members honored their fallen comrades here by running in the second annual Run for the Fallen 5K, May 20.

  • What's the Angle? Yongsan rescue training reaches new heights

    May 18, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- With their chief persons proudly representing the team as winners of the 2014 Installation Management Command Pacific (IMCOM-P) best fire officers of the year, the Yongsan Fire Department conducts relentless exercise and practice to maintain the standards of excellence that they themselves have set so high, here, May 8 to May 10.

  • Mangudai : Reinforcing the 'Backbone' of the Army

    May 18, 2015

    2015 Mangudai week launched with Backbone University, hosted on USAG Yongsan. Divided into two phases, the week focused heavily on the challenges that both junior and senior enlisted leaders have to face. 'Mangudai' are Mongolian warriors, dating back to the 13th century. The first two days of the Mangudai in Korea consisted of the "Backbone University": where junior enlisted participated in a series of physical training and education provided by senior enlisted leaders. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Korea, U.S. Forces Korea Commander gave a special visit to the class for invigorating remarks to the junior enlisted. USFK Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, Yongsan Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Henney M. Hodgkins and many senior enlisted leaders participated in the classes to inspire and encourage the soldiers. (U.S. Army Photos by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk, Yongsan Public Affairs)

  • Annual Culture Night Honors Servicemembers for Contributions to US-ROK Alliance

    May 12, 2015

    The KumGok Academico Cultural Foundation hosted the 6th Annual Korean Culture Night May 8 at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul, South Korea to introduce Servicemembers, Civilians and Family members to Korea's vibrant cultural history and thank them for their contributions to the US-ROK Alliance.

  • KSC Deploys to U.S. for Field Training

    May 10, 2015

    If one were to research the legacy of the Korean Service Corps, the results would likely tie the unit's efforts to support the United States Army on the Korean peninsula. For the unaware, this story of service actually includes chapters on American soil. The most recent entry was added recently when the KSC sent a team of experts to train in Virginia.

  • Eighth Army Hosts Professional Fighters from UFC, Top FC during Annual Combatives Tournament

    May 6, 2015

    Eighth Army hosted mixed martial artists from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the Top Fighting Championship May 2 at the Collier Community Fitness Center at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea as part of their annual Modern Army Combatives Tournament.

  • Warrior Division Takes Top Honors in Eighth Army Combatives Tournament

    May 6, 2015

    Soldiers grappled, punched, and clinched their way to be named Eighth Army Modern Army Combatives Tournament Champions May 2 at the Collier Community Fitness Center at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Chemical response Soldiers train with South Korean partners

    Apr 21, 2015

    Soldiers, from the 23rd Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Ordnance Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, trained a month-long field training exercise, March 15 to April 14.

  • Eighth Army Closes Friendship Week Stronger and with Renewed Purpose

    Apr 17, 2015

    Army Garrison commands throughout the Eighth Army footprint hosted athletics, recreation and cultural events as part of the 2015 KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week from April 13-17.

  • Eighth Army Community Celebrates Women's History and their contributions

    Apr 17, 2015

    It isn't every day that people have the chance to meet trailblazers in an industry or for a nation. Soldiers and civilians at U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan recently had such an opportunity when one of Korea's leading news correspondents visited the base in the center of Seoul, South Korea.

  • Sexual Assault Survivor Hopes Personal Experience Helps Others

    Apr 17, 2015

    Sgt. Heather Franke, 1st Signal Brigade recounted her personal experience as a survivor of a sexual assault in order to raise awareness and prevent incidents like hers from further occurring during the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Kick-off Ceremony Apr. 1 at the South Post Chapel, Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • My Korea My Life -- Pfc. Moon

    Apr 16, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Leaving your home country is hard, but coming back to defend it is rewarding. Pfc. Hyeyoung Moon, a behavioral health specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, is a Korean native who is also a U.S. Army Soldier serving in Korea.

  • Eighth Army Community Celebrates Women's History

    Apr 15, 2015

    It isn't every day that people have the chance to meet trailblazers in an industry or for a nation. Soldiers and civilians at U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan recently had such an opportunity when one of Korea's leading news correspondents visited the base in the center of Seoul, South Korea.

  • 2nd Annual 2015 SHARP / Austin Half Marathon Shadow Run

    Apr 15, 2015

    The 2nd Annual 2015 SHARP / Austin Half Marathon Shadow Run started off April 12 at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea to raise awareness for Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP).

  • Yongsan thanks volunteers for 'devotion to service'

    Apr 12, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON- Forty five years since the transition to the All-Voluntary Force (AVF) of the United States Military, the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan recognizes the volunteers that serve in the voluntary Army today. They are the hidden forces that allows for the garrison to continue its undisturbed journey to 'Strong and getting Stronger,' here, Mar. 19.

  • 'Be a Voice' against sexual assault

    Apr 10, 2015

    Solders from across 1st Signal Brigade share how they can be a voice against Sexual Assault and Sexual Harrassment in today's Army.

  • USA Football clinic coming to Camp Humphreys

    Apr 8, 2015

    Skills & Drills, 7 on 7 competition and 1 on 1 development are just a few features young athletes will experience at the USA Football clinic hosted by USAG Humphreys Family and MWR Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3.

  • CrossFit a "hit" with new Soldiers at Suwon Air Base

    Apr 7, 2015

    With its focus on a varied mix of high intensity exercises and functional strength conditioning, the fitness philosophy CrossFit has caught the attention of professional athletes and fitness trainers across the world looking to gain a competitive edge.

  • Annual Combined Capabilities Exercise Enhances U.S., ROK Partnership

    Mar 27, 2015

    As part of Foal Eagle, one of the largest annual field-training exercises in the world, the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division partnered with the Republic of Korea 137th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, 8th Infantry Division to conduct a combined capabilities exercise Mar. 25 at the Multi-Purpose Range Complex in Pocheon, South Korea.

  • South Korean President Reaffirms US-ROK Alliance, Vows to Strengthen Defense on Fifth Anniversary of

    Mar 27, 2015

    Republic of Korea President Park, Geun Hye joined bereaved family members, surviving crew members, senior government officials and military officers at the Daejon National Cemetery Mar. 26 on the fifth anniversary of the North Korean attack on the South Korean Navy Pohang-class Corvette Cheonan to mourn the loss of 46 sailors who perished on board and an underwater demolition team Warrant Officer who lost his life during search efforts.

  • Interoperability improved during annual Key Resolve exercise

    Mar 26, 2015

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- There may be some truth to the proverbial saying: "time heals all wounds"; but the scars of history are an enduring reminder to prepare for the future.

  • Dragon Brigade Soldiers grapple for 'best of the best' title

    Mar 26, 2015

    Soldiers of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade "Dragons" took to the mat to compete in the brigade's annual Modern Army Combatives tournament March 25 at the Camp Carroll fitness center.

  • Thunder Inn serves up quality food, leaders

    Mar 26, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Few things are more essential to a Soldier's morale than the availability of a warm meal. Whether deployed overseas, training in a field environment or working in a garrison setting, dining facilities provide Army formations with the sustenance for success.

  • Traveling By Day -- Cheong Gye Cheon brings serenity, calm to travelers

    Mar 22, 2015

    City life is hectic. It is especially hard to maintain a balanced life when you're living in a densely populated megalopolis like Seoul. Congested traffic, skyscrapers piercing the skyline, and the never-sleeping streetlights keeps a man from inner peace. For serenity and tranquility people seek for parks or massages, but there's a better option here in Seoul.

  • 'In front of them all': JSA shoots perfect gunnery

    Mar 18, 2015

    CHEORWON, South Korea - Imagine teeing off to a hole-in-one your first time on a golf course. For some, that may seem impossible, but an infantry crew from United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area, an extension of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, did just that - shooting a perfect score during their very first gunnery.

  • KATUSA Program Key to Enduring Partnership between U.S. and Republic of Korea

    Mar 17, 2015

    The U.S. and the Republic of Korea (ROK) will commemorate 65 years of partnership since both nations first amalgamated in June 1950 as the US-ROK Alliance (the Alliance) to repel the invasion by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

  • Soldiers Hone Skills, Learn to Work as a Team at Key Resolve

    Mar 13, 2015

    After two-weeks of training, participants in the annual military training exercise Key Resolve have packed up their equipment and are homeward bound. Among those are nearly two dozen Soldiers assigned to the 213th Regional Support Group. The Soldiers deployed from the United States to support the March 2-13 drill in South Korea.

  • Medics Strengthen Bonds, Solve Challenges

    Mar 12, 2015

    One could argue the best friendships are forged through shared experiences and, sometimes, challenges. War is often a source of bonds between Soldiers that is sometimes explained as an experience that one can only realize first hand. Prior to war, the experiences that can build a military unit's cohesion frequently are presented during training. Soldiers assigned to the 121st Combat Support Hospital recently had an opportunity to strengthen friendships and hone skills during an exercise on Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Korea Training Offers Chance for Siblings to Bond

    Mar 12, 2015

    Her bright red lipstick screamed "look at me," contrasting with the thick, light brown bangs she modestly hid behind. She wore a light purple, crocheted hat and a small, cloth owl-shaped pin. Her energy buzzed in a playful, Mary Poppins way. She quietly appeared on the subway platform near Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul, South Korea, seemingly out of nowhere, and smiled widely as she touched her brother's shoulder.

  • Simulation centers may hold the future for Air Defense training

    Mar 6, 2015

    With the proliferation of ballistic missiles into conflict zones across the world, the need for advanced air and missile defense has never been higher. Each air defense operating area, however, comes with its own set of challenges, threats and unique operating procedures to overcome them. Simply put, air defense units in South Korea fight differently than those anywhere else.

  • Soldiers hone skills at machine gun university

    Mar 3, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Fourteen noncommissioned officers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participated in the unit's machine gun university Feb. 23-27 at Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Korean, U.S. Soldiers Brave Cold, Test Medical Skills

    Mar 1, 2015

    On a small military airfield about 20 miles south of the border that separates North and South Korea, Soldiers from South Korea's and America's armies have gathered in windy and cool conditions to test their ability to deal with a medical emergency caused by chemical munitions.

  • Eighth Army honors FILA Chairman as Inaugural Distinguished Former KATUSA of the Year

    Feb 25, 2015

    Eighth Army honored Chairman Yoon, Yoon-soo, chief executive officer and chairman of Fila Global and the Acushnet Company as the inaugural Staff Sgt. Kim, Sang-won Distinguished Former KATUSA of the Year Feb. 24 at the Eighth Army Headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

  • Culinary Skills and Knowledge Tested at K-16 Airbase

    Feb 19, 2015

    Food specialists stationed across the Korean peninsula took the heat of the kitchen during the Eighth Army Chef of the Quarter board Feb. 12 at K-16 Air Base, South Korea.

  • Eighth Army, Korean Leaders Team up to Help Dongdaemun Residents in Need

    Feb 17, 2015

    Eighth Army Soldiers, civilians and senior leaders worked with the Republic of Korea-United States Good Neighbor Sports Association (RUAFA) and local South Korean civilian leaders to hand out approximately 2,000 charcoal briquettes known as "yeontan" Feb. 13 to residents in Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul.

  • Kunsan air defenders simulate ordnance mishap

    Feb 12, 2015

    During basic training, Soldiers learn the importance of handling their weapon and what could happen if it is dropped. But what happens if your weapon is a 2-ton live missile?

  • Korean War Heroics Commemorated during Annual Ceremony

    Feb 10, 2015

    Hundreds of Korean War veterans, U.S. Forces Korea servicemembers, and supporters of the Alliance between the Republic of Korea and the U.S., paid homage Feb. 6 at Osan Air Base to the Soldiers of "Easy" Company, 27th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Eighth U.S. Army during an annual commemoration ceremony.

  • Signal Brigade conducts combined decontamination exercise with South Korean army

    Feb 10, 2015

    Soldiers of 293rd Signal Company conducted a decontamination exercise, combined with the 50th Infantry Division of Republic of Korea, or R.O.K., Army, Feb. 5.

  • Eighth Army Commander Receives Honorary Korean Name

    Feb 9, 2015

    The Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance Friendship Association (RUAFA) honored Eighth Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, by conferring him with a Korean name February 6 at the ROK Ministry of National Defense in Seoul.

  • Soldiers learn Jiu-Jitsu, enhance combat skills

    Feb 8, 2015

    The route to the gym is far from easy. The Soldiers stand waiting for the bus that will take them to two different military camps before getting off at their stop. Then they have to walk off post into the bustling streets of Korea, navigating across traffic. Entering a door wedged in between two small businesses, the Soldiers climb the hidden stair cases in order to train in jiu-jitsu.

  • Culinary Specialists Prepare to Take on Competition at Fort Lee

    Feb 4, 2015

    At an Army airstrip on the eastern edge of Seoul is a dining facility that serves the aviators and support crews of the small base that is known as K-16. It is here that culinary specialists stationed with different units throughout Korea practice for an upcoming battle in the United States in March.

  • KSC Mobilizes for Training Exercise

    Feb 4, 2015

    Just about any time the U.S. Eighth Army conducts a large training event in Korea, a select group of citizens come together to ensure the event goes off without a hitch. These Korean citizens are part of a group known as the Korean Service Corps.

  • Growth through shared language, sense of community

    Feb 4, 2015

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - For more than half a century, Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 2nd Infantry Division have lived alongside the residents of Dongducheon, a small city near the Soyosan Moutains, just below the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.

  • Thunder Soldiers hit the slopes, build resiliency on the way down

    Feb 4, 2015

    CHUNCHEON, South Korea -- More than 30 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, gathered at the Community Activity Center Jan. 30 on Camp Casey for the Warrior Adventure Quest ski retreat at Gangchon Elysian.

  • Local church visits U.S. Army air defenders in Korea

    Feb 1, 2015

    Soldiers from Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery welcomed more than 50 Korean teachers and children from Gunsan Jungbu Church to Kunsan Air Base Jan. 30.

  • Symbol of the Nation in the Heart of Seoul, Gyeonbokgung

    Jan 26, 2015

    Eiffel Tower of France, Big Ben of England, and the Great Wall of China. These are the greatest cultural legacies that first come to mind when visualizing these specific countries. When it comes to Korea, Gyeonbokgung is given the honor of being the nation's cultural icon.

  • Eighth Army holds Change of Responsibility ceremony

    Jan 26, 2015

    The U.S. Army's only permanently forward-deployed Field Army, the Eighth U.S. Army, held a Change of Responsibility ceremony Jan. 26 at the Collier Community Fitness Center at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • 35th ADA chefs recognized as Eighth Army's best

    Jan 25, 2015

    Eighth Army recognized two Soldiers from 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade as Eighth Army's Non Commissioned Officer and Soldier "Culinarian" of the Quarter at the recently unveiled Talon dining facility at Camp Humphreys on Jan. 23rd.

  • Final Flight

    Jan 23, 2015

    The 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division take one final flight on the Kiowa Warrior helicopters. A ceremony was held for the departing unit that will be conducting an operational depoloyment in Korea.

  • Eighth Army remembers MLK's dream

    Jan 22, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision and life with an observance filled with gospels and speeches Jan. 21 at Dragon Hill Lodge, Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea.

  • Bringing the Dining Facility to the Soldier in Training: How They Do It in Korea

    Jan 22, 2015

    The Performance Triad--with its emphasis on adequate sleep, increased activity, and proper nutrition--is the right tool to enhance personal performance of Soldiers. But what do Soldiers do to stay properly fueled when training takes them away from the dining facility, and they have to grab food on the run?

  • AFSBn-NEA hosts peninsula-wide Logistics Terrain Walk

    Jan 20, 2015

  • Cavalry conducts final flight of Kiowa Warriors, case colors

    Jan 20, 2015

    It was a bittersweet day for the Soldiers of the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment with the casing of the unit colors in preparation for an operational deployment to the Korea peninsula and a final flight of the Kiowa Warrior helicopters, Jan. 15.

  • Air Defense unit gets back to basics at Warrior Base

    Jan 15, 2015

    Soldiers of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment conducted the Iron Warrior exercise at Warrior Base, just a ten minute drive from the DMZ, to sharpen their warrior tasks and battle drills and qualify on various weapons systems, Jan 5 -- 12.

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

    Jan 14, 2015

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

  • Overseas adoption: An Army officer's lifelong journey to finding family

    Dec 31, 2014

    For one Army officer the choice to give back to his country by serving in the military brought the chance to meet the mother he never met and another mother that he had always wanted.

  • Signal Soldiers Conduct Joint Training With ROK Army

    Dec 30, 2014

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

  • ADAM Cell shelter training

    Dec 28, 2014

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

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Dragon brigade hosts second annual air defense artillery symposium

    Dec 17, 2014

    Dozens of Air Defense Artillery Soldiers and airmen gathered for the second annual ADA Korean Theater of Operations Symposium held here Dec. 12.

  • Eighth Army inactivates digital liaison detachment

    Dec 17, 2014

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

  • Eighth Army celebrates holidays and partnership at annual concert

    Dec 14, 2014

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

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

    Dec 12, 2014

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

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

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

  • Women in "Steel" Battalion make history

    Dec 8, 2014

    In May of 2012, United States Army leaders announced that women would be eligible to enter combat-related jobs previously barred to them. By opening up military occupational specialties that were once only available to men, female Soldiers were now able to fill the ranks of certain combat units throughout the Army.

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

    Dec 7, 2014

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

  • Mullin, Moss Selected as 2014 Eighth Army MacArthur Awardees

    Dec 5, 2014

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

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

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

  • 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.

  • 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.