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  • 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 artcampchair@gmail.com or visit the Art Camp Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/humphreysartcamp/. 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

  • Signal Soldiers Conduct Sling Load Training

    Oct 22, 2014

    Soldiers, Leaders, and Korean Augmentees to the United States Army gathered to participate in sling load training that was conducted by Soldiers of the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade at taxiway D, here on Oct. 16.

  • Humphreys AFAP seeks to improve services offered

    Oct 16, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Whether it is registering a vehicle or handing out equipment at one of the fitness centers, the services, programs and quality of life initiatives here would not be what they are without community members like those who participated in the Army Family Action Plan Conference, Oct. 1-2. AFAP, which has been around for 31 years, is the Army's grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), retirees, civilians and families, to senior leaders for action. Information provided through the AFAP process gives commanders and leaders insight into current satisfaction detractors, quality of life needs and the expectations of Army constituents. Leadership uses the information to affect changes that improve standards of living and support programs.

  • Hot Chelle Rae tours Korea

    Oct 16, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A lively, although somewhat sparse, crowd was on hand to greet the band Hot Chelle Rae, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center, Oct. 14. Most of those in attendance spent the entire concert up front enjoying the band, singing along with the songs they knew and catching guitar pics. The band played for about 75 minutes, featuring its well known hit songs "Tonight, Tonight," "I Like it Like That," and more. Following the concert, 30 people (who waited in line for most of the afternoon for the chance) got to meet, get autographs and take photos with them. -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • Humphreys Garrison Public Affairs Office to host Social Media Workshop

    Oct 10, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office is again offering a Social Media Workshop, Dec. 3-4, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center (Conference rooms A, B & C). This two-day training opportunity focuses on the unique challenges faced by communicators in the realm of social media. During the workshop, presenters will showcase what others in the fields of public affairs and marketing are doing to engage their key audiences and provide actionable takeaways to help participants leverage the latest in social media communications techniques and technologies.

  • HCES students tour new digs during Fire Prevention Week

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- During Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-10, Dean Turner, the Humphreys Fire Prevention Chief, provided tours of the new fire station to students from Humphreys Central Elementary School. Turner spoke to the children about fire safety surrounding the theme "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month." The children watched a Sparky the Fire Dog video and then received a tour of the station, including seeing where the firefighters sleep when on shift, their workout room and the dispatch center. Once done there, they went out in the stalls to see the fire trucks, equipment and firefighter gear. They were also greeted by Sparky. Before departing, the children were provided with goody bags and plastic helmets. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871. -- U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover

  • Humphreys event highlights Hispanic Heritage

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The community-wide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration event was hosted by the 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Oct. 8, in the Community Activity Center. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic heritage Month from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestor came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

  • Demonstrations, activities highlight Humphreys Day for Kids

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Zoeckler Field was covered in children, participating in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Day for Children event, sponsored by Children, Youth and School Services, Sept. 27. The day featured games, activities, demonstrations, music and free food for all in attendance. Unlike many countries, America does not have an official day to celebrate its children. BGCA, along with the support of youth-serving organizations, is working to change that by establishing a Saturday in September each year as the Day for Kids. Created as a day to foster relationships between adults and children, the mission of BGC Day for Kids is to establish a day to celebrate and honor American children through the gift of meaningful time. Research shows that when adults spend meaningful time with kids, it helps them develop a positive self-image and a sense of belonging, usefulness and purpose. Events like this provide families with an opportunity to take a break from their busy lives and spend time together. -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • Humphreys Garrison hosts annual Breast Cancer Awareness event

    Oct 6, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- More than 300 people, primarily sporting the color pink, came out to participate in the 4th Annual Camp Humphreys Breast Cancer Awareness Run/Walk, held at the Humphreys High School track, Oct. 4. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

  • 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.

  • Humphreys CDC earns accreditation

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Following an ongoing process of preparing curriculum, files, classrooms and staff that culminated in an intense two-day inspection, June 2-3, the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Child Development Center received official notification, in July, that the facility and staff had achieved accreditation. This accreditation, from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is valid through Dec. 1, 2019.

  • Humphreys Garrison kicks-off Combined Federal Campaign

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Humphreys Garrison kicked-off the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign, the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with a cake-cutting event at the Main Exchange, Sept. 5. Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew D. McCoy, Humphreys Garrison command sergeant major; Kyong Reid, the CFC 2014 Community Area project officer for Area III; Spc. Ernest L. Echelbarger, assigned to Company B, 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion; and Col. Darin S. Conkright, Humphreys Garrison commander, cut the ceremonial cake. There are more than 150 CFC national and international campaigns raising millions of dollars each year, Defense Department employees worldwide have the opportunity to give to the campaign through Dec. 15. -- U.S. Army photo by Kate Ko

  • Community remembers 9/11 with 48-hour event

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The first group of ruck marchers left the station at 8:46 a.m., Sept. 12, to kickoff the 9/11 48-Hour Memorial Ruck March and Fundraiser, held Sept. 12-14 and hosted by Company A, 304th Signal Battalion. This event, in its fourth year, is dedicated as a memorial to the fallen and to honor those currently serving our Nation. The first group was joined by members of the Humphreys Fire Department, who annually participate in this event. This year's march saw 500 people participate and helped raise $5,000 for Wounded Warrior Project. -- U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover

  • 'Change Agents' charged with enforcing, educating troops on EO

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Twenty-five Soldiers graduated from the first iteration of the Equal Opportunity Leader's Course (version 3.0) here, Sept. 12. The latest version of EOLC was released in April 2014 and includes new multimedia and interactive training tools. "There were several different practical exercises and videos that emphasize awareness of the perceptions and behaviors Soldiers have of others based on their differences," said 2nd Lt. Amanda O'Leary, the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion physician assistant and a recent EOLC graduate. "Part of becoming an EO practitioner is learning how to be a 'change agent' for the Army, which includes not only understanding others differences but allowing us to operate better as a team by providing the same level of respect regardless of those differences."

  • Eagle Scout project supports Humphreys High School cross-country team

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- For a person involved is Scouting, one of the final crucibles to earning the Eagle Scout rank is to develop, plan, and lead a project that will benefit a local school, religious institution, or community. Stephen Gayton III, a Boy Scout Troop 203 Eagle Scout candidate and a junior at Humphreys High School, was looking for a project that would support the local community, but just as importantly, support his beloved HHS Blackhawks. It just so happened that the Humphreys cross-country coach, Mitch Moellendick, had a project in mind. He had approached Scoutmaster Dennis Polaski early in the summer to see if it would be possible for a scout to help clear a 300-meter trail through the CPX training area and build a bridge, across a nearly five-foot span, over an irrigation channel.

  • 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.

  • Army Launches New Safety Campaign

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Army launched the first installment of its new two-year seasonal safety awareness campaign today.

  • High Tech Tools Save Lives Faster, Cheaper, Smarter

    Sep 5, 2014

    U.S. Southern Command's Science, Technology and Experimentation division wowed the crowd at the Conference Center of the Americas on Wednesday, showcasing a wide spectrum of technologies that could help in disaster relief and humanitarian operations. The cutting-edge gadgetry included drones, portable water purification equipment, satellite communications that fits in luggage, and a device that breaks through language barriers with ease.

  • It's a Thin Line for prescription use, misuse, abuse; dispose of unused drugs Sept. 27

    Sep 5, 2014

    Nearly one out of 20 Soldiers misuse painkillers, says the website It's a Thin Line. The website is part of a campaign designed to educate Soldiers, their friends and families and the provider community about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse.

  • Humphreys children head back to school

    Sep 4, 2014

    Students from Humphreys Central Elementary School and Humphreys Middle/High School came by foot, car, bus, bicycle and skateboard to begin the second year in the new schools. Joyce Diggs, HCES principal and Shelly Kennedy, HM/HS principal, welcomed about 978 total students to the schools. A slight drizzle put a small damper on the welcome back festivities, but once the children were inside the buildings, they knew they were starting on a new adventure. At the high school, following the raising of the flags, students went to the auditorium, where Kennedy and other school staff welcomed the students and got them started on their new school year. At HCES, students were welcomed by teachers, staff and members of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers volunteers as they entered the building. Following some housekeeping and rules announcements, and some welcoming comments from Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew D. McCoy, Humphreys Garrison command sergeant major, Diggs rang the bell to begin the school year. To see more pictures from this event, go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/usaghumphreys/sets/72157646860229252/ -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • September is Suicide Prevention, Awareness Month

    Sep 4, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- September is designated as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Throughout the month the Army Substance Abuse, Suicide Prevention Program will host activities that will focus on the prevention and intervention of suicide. The activities include setting up information tables throughout the community, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) Workshops and appearances by motivational speakers on topics relating to suicide and its prevention. Last year, there were approximately 329 completed suicides within the Army. The statistical data includes Active Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Department of the Army civilians and family members. The demographics and race of those that committed suicide included Caucasian, African American and Asian; Fort Bliss, Joint Base Fort Sam Houston, Fort Campbell and USAG Humphreys.

  • Women's Equality discussed at community event

    Sep 4, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A Women's Equality Observance was hosted by the USAG Humphreys and 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Equal Opportunity Offices, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center Aug. 25. The event featured a discussion panel moderated by Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew D. McCoy, Humphreys Garrison command sergeant major. The discussion centered on various subjects regarding Women's Equality. The panel members, who came from various walks of life, were (pictured): Lt. Col. Vanessa Ragsdale, the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion commander; Suzanne James, Humphreys Army Community Service director; 1st Lt. John Walker, the 52nd Ordnance Company executive officer; Sgt. 1st Class Wayne Seeley, the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Equal Opportunity advisor; Sgt. Siphra Tchoua, a USAG Humphreys Headquarters chaplain assistant; and Pvt. Han Jae-bak, the USAG Humphreys Equal Opportunity assistant. -- U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cho Jeong-won

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers complete Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 2, 2014

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) conducted a change of mission and prepared for redeployment, following their recent participation in Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 28, 2014.

  • DOD and the NCAA join forces in a grand alliance to understand traumatic brain injury

    Aug 27, 2014

    The Army has signed on as the executive agent for the Department of Defense's (DOD) concussion initiative with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The initiative, known as the Grand Alliance, is a joint venture that will serve to enhance and accelerate research of traumatic injuries and concussive brain injuries, and the development, testing and regulatory approval of screening and diagnostic devices, clinical practice regiments, return to play/return to action protocol, and human prevention strategies, such as resiliency training to prevent such injuries.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

  • New commanding general at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    Aug 22, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Farnsworth assumed command of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center from Brig Gen. Timothy J. Edens Aug. 22 in a ceremony at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

  • 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.

  • 21 nations participate in largest peacekeeping training event in 2014

    Aug 20, 2014

    More than 800 participants representing 21 nations were united as the opening ceremony kicked off this year's largest peacekeeping training event Aug. 19, 2014 at the Indonesia Peace and Security Center in Sentul, Indonesia.

  • IMCOM trains managers to help Soldiers transition

    Aug 20, 2014

    The Soldier for Life program is here to help guide Soldiers and their Families during the transition from active duty to civilian.

  • 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.

  • Humphreys opens cutting-edge game room

    Aug 15, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Humphreys Gaming, a room of computers, video and arcade games in the Community Activity Center, officially opened with a ribbon cutting here, Aug. 8. Col. Darin S. Conkright, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander, and Don Claycomb, the Family and MWR director, cut the ribbon to officially open the new gaming facility. The main game room features a plethora of high-tech gaming options for Soldiers and families, including an X-Box Kinect and 16 47-inch LG Smart televisions, each hooked up to X-Box 360's and PS3's.

  • 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.

  • ACS Lending Closet is there to help

    Aug 15, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- During Permanent Change of Station, or PCS, season Soldiers and their families come and go and often need household supplies to help function from day-to-day before their household goods get to where they are going. That wait can be a hassle and the Army Community Service's solution is the Lending Closet.

  • 'Paws' encourages year-round reading

    Aug 15, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- There are many activities that children can get involved in during the summer, but one of those programs here seeks to improve children's minds. The Camp Humphreys SFC Ray E. Duke Library concluded its "Paws to Read" program Aug. 12. "Paws to Read was our summer reading program theme for this year," said Natasha Campbell. She added that the program focuses on literature including or pertaining to animals.

  • 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.

  • Strategic Signal Soldiers gain valuable tactical experience

    Aug 6, 2014

    Soldiers from the 501st Signal Company stationed at Camp Humphreys, South Korea gained an insight into what "the other side" of signal operations looks like during training July 8.

  • Summer Camps provide fun, instruction for kids

    Aug 1, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- In an effort to provide Camp Humphreys' youth with activities that will get them outdoors, running around and honing their athletic skills, CYSS Youth Sports has been providing different weekly sports clinics for children of all ages. A baseball/softball camp, from July 14-18, started the season and was followed by volleyball, flag football, basketball and concludes with soccer. Raina Goodlow, the Humphreys Youth Sports director, said the clinics have garnered a lot of positive responses in the last couple of years, so they decided to keep the program running. Even though each clinic is only five days, those are days the children are not spending playing video games. The emphasis during the clinics is fitness and fun. Anyone who would like to help out with future clinics or volunteer with Youth Sports, should contact Goodlow at 753-5612. -- U.S. Army photos by Daiquan Wilson

  • Local club owners receive alcohol service training

    Aug 1, 2014

    As part of the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys' ongoing Good Neighbor Program and substance abuse prevention initiatives, garrison leadership invited off-post business owners and service personnel to take part in a two hour ServeSafe� Alcohol Training Program, in Alaska Mining Company, July 14. The training was specifically designed to help foster a safe off-post entertainment environment to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Soldiers and civilians stationed 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

  • Framing class teaches practical, artistic skills

    Jul 29, 2014

    One thing that is common in every household are picture frames, especially custom picture frames which are great presents to give or receive. However, custom picture frames are expensive to purchase. Luckily the Camp Humphreys' Community Activity Center came up with a clever solution to this simple issue. People who live here can take advantage of the Arts and Crafts Center's Framing and Matting class, held in the Community Activity Center.

  • IMCOM commanding general visits U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys

    Jul 29, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- As part of his tour of U.S. Army Garrisons in the Pacific, Commander, Installation Management Command and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson landed at Desiderio Army Airfield to get a first-hand look at ongoing construction and transformation initiatives currently underway here, July 25.

  • Battalions of 1st Signal Brigade conduct 'fiber university' training

    Jul 14, 2014

    The 36th Signal Battalion and 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the 1st Signal Brigade conducted joint fiber optics training at Camp Humphreys, South Korea July 8-11.

  • Student clears Hurdles in path to success

    Jul 3, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- The Army produces strong leaders who possess the hard work ethic and discipline necessary to be successful and lead. Military children can often pick up on these skills, which seemingly seep into the homes of military communities.

  • 6-17th ARS Transfer of Authority Ceremony / 6-17 공격정찰항공대대 TOA Ceremony

    Jul 2, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- The 4th Armed Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment transferred authority and equipment to the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment during a ceremony at Camp Humphreys, June 25, 2013.

  • Internship program offers Korean students work experience

    Jul 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Internship Program, an important part of the garrison's community relations initiative, has been in operation here, going on five years. The ninth iteration of the program will be completed in the coming weeks, with the tenth starting in mid-July. This unique program, developed to provide local university students an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with U.S. Soldiers and civilians stationed here, has seen approximately about 100 local Korean university students successfully complete six-month internship tours of duty with organizations across the garrison.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District marks history as it breaks ground on new headquarters

    Jun 24, 2014

    Construction on the future United States Army Corps of Engineers Far East District headquarters building began as ground was ceremonially broken June 20 on land adjacent to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys. The building will offer a central location for district employees to provide the day to day administrative, construction and engineering services in the Republic of Korea.

  • Scaparrotti speaks at inaugural Humphreys graduation

    Jun 22, 2014

    With much anticipation, the first Humphreys High School Commencement Celebration was held, June 4, where the 31-member senior class became the first to graduate from the school. The class is made up of future Armed Forces Service Members, health professionals, architects, computer scientists, engineers, scientists, criminologists, CEOs, and even three teachers. Most have plans to attend four-year universities and have already been accepted at colleges all across the United States. Prior to the 2013-14 school year, high school students from Camp Humphreys attended school at Osan American High School, on Osan Air Base, about 30 minutes away.

  • Retiree workshop helps with 'touchy' subject

    Jun 22, 2014

    In an effort to help retired, or soon to be retired, Soldiers and their spouses with questions regarding what to do when the Soldier eventually dies, the Retirement Services Office here hosted a workshop to help answer those questions, June 6, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center. The event provided a number of different information tables to help educate retirees about their options and planning for the future. Veterans Affairs, Legal Assistance, TRICARE, Military & Family Life Consultants (MFLC) and Army Community Service were among the organizations represented.

  • Mock trial team wraps up first court case

    Jun 22, 2014

    An innocuous sign stealing leads to a charge for triple manslaughter and it was up to five U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys teens to argue the legitimacy of the charges. This was the scenario of the mock legal trial presented June 7 at the garrison's courtroom. Capt. Trent Kubasiak, chief of the Administrative Law Division at the Humphreys Consolidated Legal Center, developed the program on a volunteer basis because of his passion for it during high school. He had hoped to find an existing club here to get involved with and help kids to understand his profession, but discovered that one does not exist.

  • Staffs held high to honor change of responsibility and command in 2CAB

    Jun 11, 2014

    In the past two months, Soldiers from several companies and battalions across the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade 2nd Infantry Division put those traditions on display. At the peak season of Soldier transition across the Korean peninsula, these units held several change of command and responsibility ceremonies honoring their outgoing and incoming commanding officers and senior noncommissioned officers. Of all ceremonies held during this time period, Soldiers stood tall in final deference to their brigade's top leaders in two culminating ceremonies ending another chapter of the brigade's history, and beginning another. One ceremony was held to honor the outgoing senior enlisted advisor of 2nd CAB 2nd Inf. Div., Sgt. Maj. Lourdes Berrios-Powell of San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 4. On the following day, a ceremony was held to honor the outgoing Brigade commander of 2nd CAB, Col. Walter T. Rugen of Onalaska, Wis. This would mark the completion to the extensive changeover of leadership across the board in the 2nd CAB.

  • Ready Battalion headquarters maintains readiness with FTX

    Jun 9, 2014

    When the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion deploys to support exercises, it is usually the line companies that spend time in the field leaving Headquarters and Headquarters Company in place to support daily operations and provide higher command.

  • Air Cav Soldiers Earn their Spurs for the first time in Korea

    Jun 5, 2014

    For 4-6 ARS, an air cavalry squadron that flies OH-58D Kiowa helicopters, the event was a last "hoorah" before wrapping up its nine-month tour on the peninsula before returning to their home station on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. With this rhyme on their lips and a packed rucksack on their backs, about 60 troopers of the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, participated in a Spur Ride, May 21-22, in Chungcheong Province, South Korea.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District construction division moves to Humphreys

    Jun 4, 2014

    The majority of the district's construction division employees are set to move to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys by Oct. 15. The move coincides with a ramping up of construction at the garrison, part of the United States Forces Korea's Yongsan Relocation Plan (YRP), the largest base relocation program in the Department of Defense.

  • Teach Thy Neighbor: Middle School Students Learn English from Soldiers

    Jun 2, 2014

    -- U.S. service members are visitors to the Republic of Korea and it is important to foster positive relations with our host nation. U. S. Forces Korea, peninsula wide operates the Good Neighbor Program to assist the U.S. military in making and keeping positive, friendly relations, and maintaining a strong Alliance. As ambassadors to the U.S., it is important to visit the local community, showing a friendly presence. Soldiers from 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, create that presence with their own English camp.

  • Korean rodeo determines "King of the Road"

    May 30, 2014

    CAMP STANLEY, South Korea -- The 46th Transportation Company, 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted their Annual Sustainment Truck Rodeo allowing Soldiers to demonstrate driving skills and warrior tasks and battle drills in the spirit of a friendly competition from May 28 -- 29.

  • Combat vets look back on Strike Brigade deployment

    May 29, 2014

    A few months into their historic first operational deployment from South Korea, many of the Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Strike Brigade," were asking their commander the same question: Where are we going next?

  • That's for the Birds

    May 8, 2014

    It's 6:30a.m., and the base is alive like the city that never sleeps. Soldiers everywhere are executing their daily exercise regimens when suddenly a loud shotgun-like sound is heard echoing across the base. As some Soldiers continue what they were doing, others looked startled, scratching their heads in confusion. What those Soldiers were hearing, is the same sound Airmen at Osan and Kunsan Air Bases hear every day. The sounds come from a deterrent system called the 'bird cannon.' These cannons are well known to those who work in the aviation field, but not all Soldiers assigned here are aviators.

  • Humphreys Hero May 2014

    May 8, 2014

    Laura Dawson has embedded herself into the heartbeat of the Suwon Air Base community and made significant changes in the lives of the Soldiers and family members there and is recognized as the May Humphreys Volunteer Hero. She is a proud military spouse and an energetic Family Readiness Group leader and Volunteer Organization Point of Contact for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 6-52nd Air Missile Defense Battalion.

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony 'officially' opens HM/HS

    May 8, 2014

    Students, parents and community members joined Department of Defense Education Activity and military officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new Humphreys Middle/High School and Humphreys Central Elementary School, April 24, in the HM/HS auditorium.

  • Humphreys volunteers cited at annual ceremony

    May 8, 2014

    To culminate what turned out to be a record year for volunteerism here, the community honored those unsung heroes with a dinner and program at the 2014 Volunteer of the Year recognition event, April 25, in the Community Activity Center. This year's celebration theme was "Camp Humphreys Volunteers Rock" and featured a buffet of "drive-in cuisine."

  • Sergeant; the first mentor, leader of Soldiers

    May 5, 2014

    The 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, hosted a Junior Leadership Development Program Seminar for all Soldiers in the rank of sergeant across the brigade, April 30, at the Community Activity Center on Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

  • Army's CIO visits Humphreys to see construction efforts

    Apr 30, 2014

    As part of the focus on the Pacific, the Army's new Chief Information Officer met with senior Army leaders in Hawaii before coming to Korea to see the massive construction project underway at USAG Humphreys. Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, Army CIO/G-6, was given an aerial tour of the construction area with communication leaders from United States Forces Korea, Eighth Army and 1st Signal Brigade. While in-route he received a brief on the Yongsan Relocation Plan and Land Partnership Plan before finishing the brief at the 304th Signal Battalion conference room on USAG Humphreys.

  • Two cultures build long lasting friendships

    Apr 24, 2014

    U. S. Army Garrison Humphreys hosted the KATUSA/ U.S. Soldier Friendship Week. KUSFW is intended to promote friendship and cross-cultural awareness. Soldiers throughout the Brigade participated in the week-long event April 14-17.

  • United Club distributes scholarships, grants to community

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Humphreys United Club provided several organizations and individuals of the Camp Humphreys community with needed monies, through grants and scholarships, during its monthly membership meeting, April 3, in the Community Activity Center. The club distributed $20,000 during the meeting and with the more than $12,000 it distributed in the fall, has provided a total of $32,098 in the past year.

  • Humphreys community turns out for Earth Day Eggstravaganza

    Apr 24, 2014

    Hundreds of community members and their children turned out for the various events at the Earth Day Eggstravaganza, in the vicinity of Soldier Field, April 30. The event had a little bit of everything for the entire community. It opened with a 5K and Kid's 1-mile run and was followed by Earth Day activities and the Eggstravaganza.

  • Humphreys units participate in KATUSA-US Soldier Week

    Apr 21, 2014

    For the 36th consecutive year, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Soldiers worked, played and ate together, side-by-side, during the 2014 KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week activities, April 14-18. The week was first observed in 1977, in an effort to boost morale and strengthen the mutual relationship between U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers by conducting various friendship events and cultural exchanges between both nations. Ultimately, this event seeks to strengthen the ROK-US relationship and cooperative spirit through various sports events, where Soldiers of both nations participate.

  • PACOM's lead communicator visits Korea to discuss troop relocation

    Apr 14, 2014

    During her trip to Korea, U.S. Pacific Command's lead communicator, Rear Admiral Nancy A. Norton, visited USAG Humphreys to assess the progress of the construction of the new Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) facilities and infrastructure for the troop movement into USAG Humphreys. Norton was given an aerial overview of the construction zone outside the fence at USAG Humphreys before touring family housing, receiving briefings focused on C4I support of the Yongsan Relocation Plan and Land Partnership Plan

  • Humphreys dining facilities testing new takeout process

    Apr 13, 2014

    In an effort to help with dining facility cost savings and add a convenience asked for by patrons, Area III dining facilities began a 90-day carryout pilot program April 15. The program allows dining facility patrons, primarily Soldiers, to bring in their own plastic (with snap-on lid) takeout containers and transfer their food into them after returning to the DFAC seating area.

  • Humphreys Heroes for April 2014

    Apr 13, 2014

    Dominick Nkefor, assigned to Company A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion and Alex Hernandez, assigned to U.S. Army Confinement Activity--Korea, are the Volunteer Humphreys Heroes for April 2014. They faithfully serve as Volunteer Recreation Aides at the Humphreys Community Activity Center. The valuable assistance they provide includes issuance of games and equipment to authorized patrons, and scheduling the use of video games billiards tables, and table tennis. Dominick and Alex also assist customers with facility and programs information and referral. They also set up the ballroom for functions or events and perform simple in-house maintenance and repair.

  • Head Start, Pyeongtaek University introduce newcomers to Korea

    Apr 13, 2014

    -- Thanks to students and faculty at Pyeongtaek University, incoming Soldiers, civilians and family members are given an intimate introduction to their new life in the Republic of Korea. The university hosts the Korean Head Start Program, through the Eighth Army Good Neighbor Program, to promote cross-cultural awareness between newcomers and university students. Since 2006, 10,000 personnel, primarily from Area III, have graduated from the program. This particular program got it start because of the many successful years that German Head Start was provided for personnel assigned to Germany. Instead of an entire week, the Korean Head Start is conducted Wednesday through Friday.

  • Humphreys' troop selected to Army Soldier Show

    Apr 6, 2014

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A Camp Humphreys Soldier has been selected to the cast of the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Event celebrates women of 'character, courage and commitment'

    Apr 6, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Soldiers, civilians and family members joined together in the Community Activity Center here, March 19, to celebrate Women's History Month.

  • Air Traffic Controllers cited as tops in their career field

    Apr 6, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Spc. Karl D. Gordwin Jr. and Staff Sgt. Monica Y. Willard, both assigned to the 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion as air traffic controllers in the A-511 Tower, were recently honored by the Army Aviation Association of America for the outstanding work they do each day. Willard was named the 2013 Air Traffic Controller of the Year during the association?'s annual functional awards dinner, held at Fort Rucker, Ala., Feb. 5. Gordwin received the same award from the AAAA Morning Calm Chapter.

  • Aviators compete to surpass their peers

    Apr 6, 2014

    Best Warrior Competition pushes Soldiers to be mentally, physically and tactically proficient Soldiers from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, competed in the Best Warrior Competition March 24-27 on Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

  • Signal Company FTX works to improve skills for Korea-wide exercises

    Apr 1, 2014

    Recently Charlie Company, from the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, conducted a Field Training Exercise at the Camp Humphrey Training Area, in South Korea. We wanted to create a company FTX which was challenging, focused on core signal competencies while validating company support elements ensuring a 'Fight Tonight' posture...

  • HRC Road Show Comes to Korea

    Apr 1, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mustion, commanding general, U.S. Army Human Resources Command along with his top leaders, traveled almost 7,000 miles from their home base at Fort Knox, Ky. to spread an important message during a mission dubbed the "HRC Road Show."

  • 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade performs deck landing on USS Lake Erie

    Mar 22, 2014

    A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, flies to perform a difficult deck landing on the Pearl Harbor-based Aegis cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) as part of the a final 2014 Foal Eagle exercise in the Yellow Sea, South Korea, March 16, 2014.

  • HCES, volunteers participate in Read Across America

    Mar 20, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Spc. Georgina C. Terriquez, assigned to 557th Military Police Company, 94th Military Police Battalion, was one of many volunteers to take part in the Humphreys Central Elementary School; "Hats Off to Reading with the Cat in the Hat," March 3-7. The school celebrated its annual "Read Across America with Dr. Seuss" by having adult volunteers share their favorite childhood book or story to students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. -- U.S. Army photo by William Kim

  • Humphreys Hero

    Mar 20, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Natasha Campbell is the March 2014 "Humphreys Hero" for the U. S. Army Garrison Humphreys Volunteer Program. Natasha has logged more than 350 hours of volunteer service during the past year. She has been a stalwart within several organizations, including being the 4-2 Aviation Reconnaissance Battalion Family Readiness Group Chairperson for supporting Family and MWR events, and as a mentor for other FRG leaders. Natasha also supports the United Club Spouses' Association as an executive board member, bazaar committee member and works with the Painted Door Thrift Store. She is also actively involved with the Girl Scouts as a secretary-member of the Overseas Committee Membership Team and is a Pathways Troop Volunteer. She is involved with both the Humphreys Central Elementary School Parent Teacher Student Organization and the Humphreys Middle/High School Advisory Council. As if that isn't enough, Natasha conducts a weekly Story Time session for preschool children and supports the Summer Reading Program at the Library. She also recently founded the Humphreys Book Club as well. Thank you so much for your tremendous efforts. Contact Hal Mullen, USAG-H ACS Volunteer Coordinator at 753-3266 or email harold.j.mullen.civ@mail.mil if you would like to nominate a candidate for the monthly Humphreys Hero recognition.

  • Anseong City mayor visits 2ID

    Mar 4, 2014

    Mayor of Anseong City, Hwang Eun Sung, along with the Anseong City Defense Council visited Camp Humphreys, Feb. 21, to meet with 2nd Infantry Brig. Gen. Erik C. Peterson, the division's deputy commanding general support.

  • 22nd Korean Service Corps conducts annual mobilization exercise

    Mar 3, 2014

    The Korean Service Corps, known as the "A-Frame Army" for its outstanding work and sacrifice during the Korean War, recently proved the current version is ready to fight alongside the U.S. and Republic of Korea armies when needed. The KSC was founded on July 26, 1950 under a Presidential Emergency Decree by Syngman Ree, then leader of the Republic of Korea, in response to an urgent request for manpower by Gen. Walton Walker, then the Eighth U.S. Army commanding general. The Civilian Transportation Corps, as the KSC was originally known, consisted of civilians who were drafted under an Emergency Mobilization Order.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Camp Humphreys

    Feb 24, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited the Camp Humphreys Military Community in South Korea, Feb. 24, 2014, where he got a first-hand look at many of the transformation initiatives and construction projects currently underway there.

  • ACS class opens public transportation doors to newcomers

    Feb 23, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Each month, Army Community Service here offers newcomers an opportunity to learn how to use the varied public transportation options available and shows participants how and where to go for easy shopping on the local economy.

  • Camp Humphreys Passport Office

    Feb 20, 2014

    Camp Humphreys Passport Office Passport Office accepts Official, No Fee Passport and Tourist Passport applications.

  • Humphreys launches new Youth Center TV show

    Feb 13, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- "Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? Say, who are the people in your neighborhood? The people that you meet each day."

  • Humphreys Hero

    Feb 13, 2014

    Andrea Vegvari is our February 2014 "Humphreys Hero" for the USAG-Humphreys Volunteer Program. Andrea has logged more than 600 hours of volunteer service during the past year as Editor-Administrator for the Camp Humphreys Wives/Spouses Group Facebook Page. Through her outstanding dedication and perseverance, this social-media site provides spouses within the community up-to-date information, and enables instant dialog among member spouses which significantly enhances everyone's quality of life. This initiative also contributes significantly to sponsorship efforts for incoming families by providing them a wealth of information, networking, and timely responses to questions they may have prior to departing their current location. She also assists with conducting "Lunch with the Ladies," a weekly Wednesday off-post social event that encourages spouses to explore the local communities while strengthening friendship bonds and self-sufficiency. Thank you so much for your tremendous efforts on behalf of our community. Contact Hal Mullen, USAG-H ACS Volunteer Coordinator at 753-3266 or email harold.j.mullen.civ@mail.mil if you want to nominate a candidate for our monthly Humphreys Hero recognition.

  • Record numbers turn out for fun run, Polar Bear Plunge

    Feb 13, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Chilling screams could be heard. There was cold anticipation in the air, with breath visible, and then, all at once…feet fiercely splashing against ice cold water as a herd of people desperately tried to reach the other side.

  • Exercise validates school lockdown, evacuation plans

    Feb 13, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- In an effort to make sure students, staff and faculty know the proper procedures in the event of a school lockdown or evacuation, Humphreys Central Elementary School and Humphreys Middle/High School, with the help of the garrison staff, conducted an exercise here Jan. 30.

  • My Korea, My Life: Sgt. Barrett

    Feb 10, 2014

    Being stationed overseas can be challenging. Making friends, keeping an open mind and exploring different cities are just a few things Soldiers can do to adjust to their new surroundings.

  • Newcomers Information

    Feb 4, 2014

    Newcomers Welcome to USAG-Humphreys, to request a sponsor please contact Staff Sgt. Tantiongco at: Raymond.n.tantiongco.mil@mail.mil

  • Army unveils 'Gold Star' PSA honoring survivors of fallen

    Feb 3, 2014

    The Army announced Jan. 29, 2014, that it will release three public service announcements over the next year to increase awareness of DOD-issued gold star and next-of-kin lapel pins.

  • Humphreys Tax Center opens for business

    Jan 28, 2014

    After a brief ceremony and cake cutting, the Tax Center staff, made up of Soldiers and civilian volunteers, began helping customers. The military-based Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax advice and preparation, return filing, and other tax assistance to military members and their families.

  • Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP)

    Jan 27, 2014

    Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) ________________________________________ USFK 24/7 Sexual Assault Response Hotline: DSN: 158 Commercial: 0503-363-5700 Calling from the US: 011-82-503-363-5700 24/7 DoD Safe Help Line: Commercial: 1-877-995-5247

  • ROKAF cadets learn U.S. Patriot missile anatomy

    Jan 21, 2014

    Nearly 100 Republic of Korea Air Force cadets visited Delta Battery of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment here, January 21 as part of the ongoing 7th Air Force Fighter Wing partnership program.

  • Camp Humphreys Army Health Clinic

    Jan 20, 2014

    Army Health Clinic To call the Appointment Line, dial 737-2273 (CARE) and use Option 2 (Military TMC) or Option 3 (Camp Humphreys Health Clinic).

  • U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Policy Memorandums

    Jan 12, 2014

    Policy Memorandums are developed to inform the community of additional regulatory requirements set forth by the Garrison Commander. Policy Memorandums are also to help clarify regulatory requirements and put them in layman's terms for the awareness of the entire USAG Humphreys community.

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