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  • 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.

  • 70th Brigade Support Battalion run

    Sep 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Lt. Col. Shane A. Barna and Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Singleton, the command team for 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, leads the battalion on a espirit de corps run September 5, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The run focused on building unit cohesion and morale within the battalion.

  • 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.

  • Deployable Command Post, 412th TEC train for real-world contingency at UFG

    Sep 7, 2014

    Soldiers should train for any contingency and be trained and ready to support their missions. One way to ensure this is with annual training exercises based on these contingencies. One exercise that does this is Ulchi Freedom Guardian, conducted annually in the Republic of Korea to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the peninsula.

  • 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

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital conducts Mass Casualty Exercise

    Sep 4, 2014

    121 Combat Support Hospital Conducts Mass Casualty Exercise Aug. 14 - 29 at U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys, South Korea to enhance Soldier performance in a training environment.

  • 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.

  • Exercise in Korea strengthening Pacific partnerships

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Army is taking part in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, from Aug. 18 to Aug. 29, 2014, with South Korean forces, to strengthen partnerships, mutual defense, and security cooperation.

  • 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.

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 20, 2014

    The U.S. Army's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is participating in Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 18-29, 2014.

  • Lessons in bouncing back: Summer Commander's Cup promotes resiliency

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- As Soldiers and senior leaders trickle into the Commander's Cup awards ceremony Aug. 4, at Carey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Casey, South Korea, they were greeted by the 2nd Infantry Division band as they warmed up to play the Star Spangled Banner and Aegukga, the Republic of Korea's national anthem.

  • The lost art of human kindness

    Aug 19, 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.

  • Thunder Soldier is seamless

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- In a sea of digital camouflage, it can be difficult to imagine the fashion sense that a Soldier's personality will embody when out of uniform. There are websites and blogs dedicated to jokingly dismantle off duty military couture.

  • Dirty Jobs: Motor pool Monday

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The smell of love is in the air! Wait, that's just oil. Whether on the Korean peninsula or in the states, Mondays mean getting under the hood of your assigned military vehicle, and performing operator preventative maintenance checks and services (PMCS).

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Soldier springs into action to save a life

    Aug 14, 2014

    One Soldier took matters into his own soon-to-be bloody hands when he noticed a traffic accident on a South Korean expressway July 12.

  • 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.

  • Generous Donors receive Certificates of Appreciation

    Aug 10, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Ms. Paula Walsh and Ms. Summer Burton, members of the Kka Chi Community Association on Camp Casey, South Korea, receive Certificates of Appreciation from Col. Michael J. Lawson, the 210th Field Artillery Brigade commander, for donating $1000 to the Field Artillery Association August 8, 2014.

  • Soldiers take a dive during drownproof training

    Aug 10, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participate in drownproofing during physical readiness training (PRT) August 7, 2014 at the Camp Casey Hanson Outdoor Swimming Pool on Camp Casey, South Korea. Drownproofing is a method of water disaster survival practiced to enhance Soldier's readiness should such a situation arise for them.

  • Watercolor painting instructor glad to share years of experience

    Aug 8, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON - A skilled artist has been volunteering his artistic talents by teaching watercolor painting classes for a decade on Camp Walker.

  • USAG-Daegu Summer Book Reading program ends

    Aug 7, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea -- "Reading is something you should do for a lifetime," said Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, Commanding General of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, as the Summer Book Reading program, sponsored by U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Library, finished with its closing ceremony at Camp Walker's Hilltop club, Aug 2.

  • Kids find a little bit of Heaven at Vacation Bible School

    Aug 7, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON - The 2014 edition of Vacation Bible School, held at the Daegu American School on Camp George, was a resounding success, attended by nearly two-thirds of elementary school-aged children in Area IV who were mentored by more than 120 volunteers!

  • Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs officials visit Camp Carroll wetlands

    Aug 7, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON - Every year, the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of Daegu makes a U.S. Army Garrison Daegu installation visit, and according to Sagong, Chan, the ministry's administrative officer, it's something they look forward to from one visit to the next. Last year, ministry officials visited Camp Walker. July 23, the group made its way to Camp Carroll and USAG Daegu's unique welands restoration project.

  • 403rd AFSB honors deputy to the commander at retirement ceremony

    Aug 6, 2014

  • 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.

  • Machine Gun University: We Train the Trainer

    Aug 6, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The sound of weapons firing rips through the sky as Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, fire at targets with their crew-served automatic weapons at Machine Gun University, Aug. 1, on Ingman Range, Camp Casey, South Korea. Machine Gun University is a week-long class which aims to prepare noncommissioned officers to become experts in various crew-served arms so that they can bring their special training and expertise back to each of their units.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Soldiers kick it at Taekwondo camp

    Jul 15, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Taewondo is a much beloved form of traditional martial arts that combines various acts of agility with incredible speed and powerful kicks. Since the year 2000, Taekwondo has become one of the official games in the Olympics.

  • 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.

  • Community awareness takes the punch out of bullying

    Jul 13, 2014

    There is no place for bullying - not in the schools, not on the playground, and not in our formations - not here in USAG Daegu and Area IV, not anywhere.

  • Substance abuse changes lives, careers

    Jul 13, 2014

    The USAG Daegu Army Substance Abuse Program agressively pushes information to Soldiers in Area IV warning them of the dangers of drug abuse, to both life and career.

  • Tarikas presentented with de Fleury award

    Jul 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District civil engineer technician Ilmar Tarikas was presented the Steel Order of the de Fleury award for more than 39 years of service to the Engineer Regiment.

  • Lasting bonds formed during 19th ESC 21st KAFC closing

    Jul 3, 2014

    Smiles, laughs, toasts, and awards marked the closing ceremony of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's, "Team 19", 21st Annual Korean American Friendship Circle June 27 at Camp Walker's Evergreen Community Club.

  • 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.

  • 25th Transportation Battalion carries out certification exercise below DMZ

    Jul 2, 2014

    For a grueling five days, the 25th Transportation Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, headed to Warrior Base located five miles below the Demilitarized Zone on the Korean peninsula for their crew certification exercise as part of the live-fire crew gunnery exercise conducted by the unit, June 18-30.

  • 1st Signal Brigade welcomes new CSM at change of responsibility ceremony

    Jul 2, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade held its Change of Responsibility Ceremony at USAG Yongsan's Knight Field June 25.

  • 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.

  • Warrior Friendship Week day one

    Jul 1, 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 run led by Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the command team for 2nd Inf. Div., and was followed with a day full of sporting events and friendly competition to build unit cohesion and strengthen the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States.

  • Warrior Friendship Week day two

    Jul 1, 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.

  • ROK-US Strengthens Fire Readiness

    Jun 30, 2014

    In times with the rising interest of fire safety, USAG Yongsan fire department conducted a joint fire exercise with the soldiers of Combined Forces Command Service Support Group, June 12.

  • Now off to Kindergarten

    Jun 30, 2014

    A Pre-Kindergarten event was coordinated by Child Youth and School Services Child Development Center to congratulate 13 graduates at the R&R underground, Jun 13.

  • Warrior Friendship Week Division Run

    Jun 30, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division participated in a division fun run and a 5-kilometer run June 30, 2014, at Indian Head Field on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • South Korean troops participate in CBRN exercise

    Jun 27, 2014

    Soldiers from the Republic of Korea Army participated in Exercise Atropian Phoenix at Fort Irwin, California, this week.

  • 70th BSB Mentorship Run

    Jun 26, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Female Soldiers from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participate in the battalion mentorship run June 27, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The run was organized to build esprit de corps among the Soldiers.

  • 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.

  • 210th FA Bde. Chaplains host BBQ

    Jun 23, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division enjoy an end-of-the-week barbecue party at Carey Field on Camp Casey, South Korea June 20, 2014. The brigade chaplains hosted the party to show Soldiers gratitude for their dedicated work and to encourage them to keep it up. The family members of several Soldiers were in attendance and enjoyed lunch together as well.

  • 41st Signal Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jun 23, 2014

    The 41st Signal Battalion hosted a change of command ceremony June 16 to mark the change of Battalion leadership of the "First Brigade's Best" at the soccer field across from Burke Towers.

  • 6th Bn. 37th FA Regt. conducts Live Fire Exercise

    Jun 23, 2014

    CHEOLWON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducts a Live Fire Exercise June 20, 2014 in Rocket Valley, Cheolwon, South Korea.

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers graduate from WLC

    Jun 23, 2014

    CAMP JACKSON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division graduated from the Eighth Army Wightman Noncommissioned Officer Academy Warrior Leaders Course June 20, 2014 on Camp Jackson, South Korea. The training focused on improving proficiency and enhancing their leadership development as they strive to become future leaders. Sgt. Edoard Talamayan, from Minden, La., a unit supply specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th FA Bde., 2nd Inf. Div., stood out from the crowd by making the Commandant's List and earning the leadership award.

  • 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.

  • ROK-US Army bond at Memorial Park

    Jun 19, 2014

    Soldiers from the United States Army's 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and Republic of Korea Army's 5th Logistics Support Command cleaned up the Apsan memorial park in recognition of ROK remembrance month, June 18.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers go Spartan for a day

    Jun 18, 2014

    HONGCHEON, South Korea -- A group of highly motivated Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, push themselves to the limit on a 5k obstacle course in Vivaldi Park, Hongcheon, South Korea, on June 15. The Spartan Sprint, designed on the mountains surrounding the resort, included 21 obstacles and several grueling treks to its peak before the finish line. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released). To download these high-quality photos and other from this event, click on the link to go to this set at the 210th Field Artillery Brigade Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/210fib/sets/72157644802765947/

  • Eighth Army celebrates United States Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

    Eighth Army celebrated the U.S. Army's 239th Birthday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul June 6.

  • Retired General and Sergeant Major of the Army visit 1st Signal Brigade

    Jun 12, 2014

    Soldiers, noncommissioned officers, officers and leadership of the 1st Signal Brigade and its 41st Signal Battalion held a leadership professional development event at the USAG Yongsan multi-purpose theater facility June 6.

  • 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.

  • 1st Signal Brigade bids farewell to 251st Signal Detachment at Deactivation Ceremony

    Jun 10, 2014

    The 251st Signal Detachment of the 1st Signal Brigade encased its guidon and officially deactivated from the Regular Army at USAG Yongsan's multi-purpose theater facility June 6.

  • 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.

  • Thunder Soldiers awarded coveted Bronze Order of Mercury

    Jun 8, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - The Army Signal Corps is the force that ensures commanders have full control on the battlefield, and have served a major role in helping units and commanders communicate since the Civil War.

  • 304th ESB Supports 2ID at Camp Red Cloud

    Jun 6, 2014

    Soldiers from the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, traveled from Camp Humphreys to Camp Red Cloud to provide tactical signal support for the 2nd Infantry Division May 28.

  • 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.

  • "Our desire for peace will never cease" NNSC hosts annual Spring Reception

    Jun 5, 2014

    Story and photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman 210 FA BDE Public Affairs PANMUNJEOM, South Korea --The Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission invited delegates and ambassadors from all over the world to join them in their annual Spring Reception at the Demilitarized Zone of the Joint Security Area in Panmunjeom, South Korea, May 16.

  • Former leaders of the Army visit 210th FA Bde.

    Jun 4, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Former Chief of Staff of the United States Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan and former sergeant major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, visit the Thunder Inn dining facility, to have lunch with Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, June 4, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. During their meal, Soldiers had the opportunity to talk about current events and various policies within the Army.

  • 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.

  • My Korea, My Life -- Pfc. Park

    Jun 4, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The Korean Augmentation to the United States Army program has existed for more than 60 years and it showcases the Alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States. For Pfc. Sanghyeok Park, from La Crescenta, Calif., an automated logistical specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, it means Family.

  • 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.

  • KATUSAs exercise rights as Soldiers and citizens

    Jun 2, 2014

    The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers, or KATUSAs, voted for the 6th Provincial election May 30.

  • 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.

  • North Korean defector separates fact from fiction for Area IV KATUSAs

    May 30, 2014

    Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Soldiers across Area IV gathered to receive a lecture from a North Korean defector. The Area IV Republic of Korea Army Support Group invited Choi Jung-hoon, a security lecturer and former North Korean soldier, as a guest speaker to teach the KATUSAs the reality of North Korea and the necessity for unification on May 27.

  • AFN-Daegu dedicated to serving America's best

    May 29, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON, South Korea - The DINFOS-trained broadcasters of the American Forces Network-Daegu never miss a beat in keeping the Southern Hub and Area IV community entertained and informed.

  • Korean Service Corps personnel perfect their skills during AWT

    May 29, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON, South Korea - Korean Service Corps personnel provide invaluable support to USAG Daegu and Area IV day in and day out - and they stay "Ready to Fight Tonight" by honing their battlefield skills during annual Army Warrior Task training.

  • 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?

  • DHS student to add USC to pre-college resumé

    May 29, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON, South Korea - A Daegu H.S. student will make the long trip from South Korea to Southern California to add a taste of college life and studies to his growing accomplishments.

  • Story of rescue and opportunity shared at AAPI Observance

    May 28, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade hosted the main observance for 2014 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Dragon Hill Lodge Naija Ballroom May 19.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts regimental ball in South Korea

    May 27, 2014

    1st Signal Brigade hosted the 2014 Signal Corps Regimental Ball at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, South Korea May 16 to celebrate and honor the dedicated work of Signaleers, Soldiers, civilians and all of those who contribute to the Republic of Korea/United States Alliance's successful communications needs.

  • Maj. Gen. Vandal visits Thunder Inn to talk to 70th BSB Soldiers

    May 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, commanding general of the 2nd Infantry Division, visits the Thunder Inn, to meet Soldiers from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div., May 21, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. They had breakfast together and talked about various policies and programs within the division.

  • Soldiers take on the Thunder Fitness Challenge

    May 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 85 Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the Thunder Fitness Challenge May 21, 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.

  • Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, "Got Your Back"

    May 12, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea --Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in "Got Your Back," an interactive training session that is part of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program May 9, in the Casey Theatre on Camp Casey, South Korea. The "Got Your Back" instructors opened up the dialogue for Soldiers to learn the differences between healthy situations and language, and the harmful kind through real-life scenarios. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

  • 416th Army Field Support Brigade participates in Key Resolve 2014 in Korea

    May 12, 2014

    The 416th Army Field Support Brigade participated in Operation Key Resolve in the Republic of Korea. Soldiers of this brigade supported the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, including preparation for the issue of war stock equipment and providing contracting support for base operations in the event that hostilities occur on the Korean peninsula.

  • Something's Cooking at Henry's Place

    May 12, 2014

    CAMP HENRY, South Korea - The cooks work hard behind the scenes at Henry's Place to keep Soldiers and Civilians happy.

  • 40 Years: A journey of no regrets

    May 12, 2014

    DoD Civilian and former Soldier prepares for retirement after more than 40 years of service.

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