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

    Oct 1, 2015

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

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

    Sep 18, 2015

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

  • Making a difference by serving up change

    Sep 18, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- It is often difficult for a community to go through change on short notice and sometimes it can take many years for plans to be fully implemented. However, there are also times when individuals can play a role in creating the first ripples of change. This is exactly what Latisha Dolford, a senior at Seoul American High School, did within the youth community of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. Seeing how there was a lack of sports programs offered during off-season periods, Dolford decided to conduct her own volleyball training sessions to fill in the gaps. The young leader shared her experiences with us during an interview:

  • LRC-Daegu supports opening DFAC for full scale exercise

    Sep 9, 2015

    DAEGU, South Korea -- The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command opened the Camp Walker Dining Facility in support of Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2015, a full-scale exercise, Aug. 15.

  • West Point Soldier takes fiery passion to the ice in Korea

    Aug 27, 2015

    From West Point Hockey to semi-professional league in Korea, this air defense artillery officer balances work with play earning accolades along the way.

  • Command Sponsorship adds new opportunities for families in Korea

    Aug 24, 2015

    One of the biggest decisions a Soldier must make when on assignment to South Korea is whether to apply for command sponsorship for their family.

  • American and Korean children become friends at the Korean-American Joint Summer School

    Aug 18, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- More than 160 American and Korean kids participated in the 2015 Korean-American Joint Summer School at Pyeongtaek International Exchange Foundation and U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys from July 29-31.

  • Employees on 5-year rule now given higher priority

    Aug 14, 2015

    Overseas government service workers subject to the Defense Department's 5-year employment limitation will be restored to a higher status in the priority placement program, according to a DOD memorandum released Aug. 6.

  • Soul food: Chaplains and Soldiers bond over burgers

    Jul 27, 2015

    Many people bond while sharing a meal together, the U.S. and Republic of Korea Army's are no different in that aspect.

  • ACS job fair provides opportunities in Yongsan

    Jul 24, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- Over 150 people, including service members and their families, looking for new opportunities attended the Army Community Service (ACS) Job Fair July 16 at Dragon Hill Lodge's Naija Ballroom, Yongsan. During the job fair, representatives from around the peninsula provided information and answered questions for potential future employees.

  • 'COEX' is shining jewel in Gangnam crown

    Jul 24, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- As PSY's 'Gangnam Style' hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it got people wondering where or what Gangnam is. Gangnam is a province located south of the Han River and it serves as the center of all business and entertainment of Seoul. As New York City has the Empire State Building, in the heart of Gangnam's central location lies the Convention and Exhibition (COEX) center. Standing as the core of the peninsula's MICE industry (Meeting, Incentives, Convention, Events and Exhibition), the COEX is one of the most popular convention centers in South Korea. Countless conferences of international significance were held at the COEX such as the ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) 2000, the G20 Seoul Summit 2010, and the Seoul 2012 Nuclear Industry Summit.

  • VBS offers kids, families summer fun, faith

    Jul 24, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- Summer is a busy time of the year as many families move in and out of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. In the midst of all this, the South Post Chapel offers an opportunity through their vacation Bible school (VBS) program for children to learn, grow and have fun. This year's VBS, which ran from July 13 to July 17, was slightly different from the ones in the past.

  • Humphreys commander, Soldiers honor those who fought and fell during the Battle of Cheonan

    Jul 23, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander Col. Joseph C. Holland and 40 Camp Humphreys Soldiers honored the American and South Korean Soldiers who fought in the Battle of Cheonan during a poignant ceremony at Martin Park in Cheonan on July 8.

  • Pacific Harbormaster Soldiers act as HUB in CJLOTS

    Jul 21, 2015

    Twelve watercraft troops served as the center of gravity for all Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (CJLOTS) 2015 operations on Amnyeon Beach, South Korea, June 29 through July 9.

  • Grandmother's love carries Soldier through Korean War

    Jul 20, 2015

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

  • US, South Korean Patriot crews seal the gaps in combined air defense

    Jul 16, 2015

    Air defenders, from Republic of Korea Air Force's 199th Air Defense Artillery Battalion and U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, joined forces for a week-long exercise linking U.S. and ROK air defense systems on Jungwon Air Base, July 13-16.

  • Still donning the Globe & Anchor, ROK Marine remembers "6-25" War

    Jul 14, 2015

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

  • SHARP color run builds esprit de corps

    Jul 13, 2015

    The SHARP Awareness Color Run paints USAG Yongsan and its service members with vibrant colors along with community safety, June 29. Col. Maria P. Eoff, Commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and Command Sgt. Maj. Henney Hodgkins joined approximately 500 people running with colorful sprints. The event concluded with a surprise quiz and prizes coordinated by Master Sgt. Turner, community SHARP representative (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk).

  • 'Read to the Rhythm'

    Jul 13, 2015

    The Yongsan library celebrated its official Summer Reading Program "Read to the Rhythm." with the Eighth Army Band, July 7. The jazz ensemble, after having a sing-along session with the kids, allowed SPC Doo to read 'Dragon loves tacos' to the children. The band played great jazz tunes to approximately 20 enthusiastic children. The program concluded as the coordinator, with the help of the Yongsan library, introduced board games and activities for children to enjoy. "Read to the Rhythm" continues from June 20 - July 28. Contact the Yongsan library at DSN 723-6974, or Commercial 0503-323-6974. (U.S. Army - photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk)

  • Korean war vet remembers French connection in 2ID

    Jul 8, 2015

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

  • U.S./ROK remember cost of defending freedom

    Jul 2, 2015

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- While Americans prepare to celebrate their nation's Independence Day, community leaders at Osan commemorate sacrifices made by the first U.S. maneuver unit to enter combat in the Korean War during the annual Task Force Smith memorial ceremony July 2 at Jukmiryeong War monument.

  • Eighth Army Unveils "Grab and Go" Canteen

    Jul 1, 2015

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

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

    Jun 30, 2015

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

  • SAHS celebrates 2015 commencement

    Jun 26, 2015

    Honoring the graduating class of 2015, commencement ceremony for Seoul American High School graduates was held at Blue Square Theatre located at Itaewon, Yongsan, June 6. Hundreds of graduates' families, friends gathered at the auditorium inside the Blue Square building to wish their promising future ahead of them.

  • 403rd AFSB welcomes new leader

    Jun 26, 2015

    The 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, headquartered in Daegu, Korea, marked an important milestone in the unit's history as they welcomed a new leader. Command Sgt. Maj. Kendricks Gamble assumed responsibility of the brigade during a ceremony at Camp Henry, Korea, June 18.

  • Conkright passes command of USAG Humphreys to Holland

    Jun 16, 2015

    USAG HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Col. Darin S. Conkright successfully completed a three-year command marked by extraordinary change when he relinquished control of U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys on June 15 at Freedom Field.

  • 50-plus year old DMZ DFAC gets first renovation

    May 27, 2015

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

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

    May 18, 2015

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

  • Mangudai : Reinforcing the 'Backbone' of the Army

    May 18, 2015

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

  • 2nd Infantry Division conducts a Noncombatant Evacuation Exercise

    May 7, 2015

    The 2nd Infantry Division conducts a noncombatant evacuation exercise in Areas I, II, and III, May 6. Families from Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, arrive at the CRC Gym to conduct personnel administrative actions and training on NEO requirements. The exercise is to improve the readiness of leaders and units in preparation to conduct a potential NEO in the Republic of Korea.

  • 'Our hearts have Seoul': Area II volunteers praised

    May 7, 2015

    YONGSAN -- Every year volunteers in Area II are recognized for their outstanding service in a Volunteer of the Year Ceremony. This year, the "heart" of the community was represented through the theme, "Our Hearts Have Seoul." With more than 2,100 registered volunteers and over 155,000 hours of volunteer time accumulated, the "heart" of the volunteers is beating strong. Col. Maria Eoff provided opening statements for those in attendance. "To all of our nominees…all of you are tremendously valuable to our community. Many of our programs rely on the commitment and dedication of volunteers," said Eoff. "Volunteers are the backbone of our community and are vital to our success. The time and talents that you share…directly contributes to the improvement of our community and quality of life."

  • SHARP Chili cook off aims for better community

    May 7, 2015

    The United States Army Garrison Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) chili cook-off was held April 21, at Commiskey's Community Activity Center. The event was held to raise SHARP awareness, and highlight the communities efforts during Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM). The winner of the competition was Sgt. 1st Class Nikisha Collins, Special Troops Battalion, U.S. Forces Korea (center right). Maj. Gen. David Puster (Center left), Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment, Eighth Army presented the award to Collins following the finale of the competition. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Byun Hye Joon)

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

    May 6, 2015

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

  • SHARP half marathon sparks community awareness

    May 6, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON--"Run it, walk it, or ruck it; do your part in the fight to STOP Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault!" More than 700 runners, walkers and 'ruckers,' regardless of the area they serve in, tightly packed the road in front of the Collier Community Fitness Center to raise Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Awareness, here, USAG Yongsan, April 11.

  • Soldiers grow together during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    May 6, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Organizations are like swatches of fabric; if woven tightly together, they become stronger as a whole than their individual threads. If torn or punctured, however, the fabric unravels as if the fabric didn't exist. Sexual offenses in military organizations work in similar ways by creating gaps between Soldiers and leadership alike. It also diminishes unit morale and establishes an environment of distrust.

  • SHARP half marathon sparks community awareness

    May 1, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON - "Run it, walk it, or ruck it; do your part in the fight to STOP Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault!" More than 700 runners, walkers and 'ruckers,' regardless of the area they serve in, tightly packed the road in front of the Collier Community Fitness Center to raise Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Awareness, USAG Yongsan, April 11.

  • 599th stands up multiple locations for Key Resolve

    Apr 30, 2015

    The 599th Transportation Brigade, which is stationed at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, participated in Exercise Key Resolve 2015, an annual combined, command post exercise conducted in South Korea with U.S. Forces Korea and the Republic of Korea Armed Forces, from March 1-14.

  • 837th Trans. Bn. supports exercise, conducts port operations

    Apr 30, 2015

    Work did not cease at the 837th Transportation Battalion's home port of Pier 8 in Busan, South Korea, just so the battalion could help stand up the Combined Seaport Coordination Center for Key Resolve.

  • USAG Yongsan launches mobile APP

    Apr 30, 2015

    Introducing the USAG Yongsan Mobile APP! Check out the new USAG Yongsan mobile app to get the latest garrison news, information and social media updates in a single, easy to use location.

  • 2ID welcomes Maj. Gen. Theodore "Ted" D. Martin to Warrior Country

    Apr 24, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Theodore "Ted" D. Martin assumes as the 2nd Infantry Division commanding general from Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal. Vandal served as the commanding general for the 2nd Inf. Div. for 22 months. The 2nd Inf. Div. hosted the change of command ceremony at the Indianhead Field at Camp Casey, South Korea, April 24.

  • 2ID Warrior Receives Soldier's Medal

    Apr 24, 2015

    Maj. Richard "Ned" Hull, an aviation officer with the operations section, 2nd Infantry Division and a St. Petersburg, Florida native, was awarded the Soldier's Medal on Indianhead Field, Camp Casey, South Korea, April 23. "Maj. Hull risked his life to save the lives of five individuals from the dangers of an unmanned boat circling around them, and a strong current pushing them towards a rock jetty while he was on a vacation visiting his friend in Nantucket, Massachusetts," said Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, former commanding general, 2nd Inf. Div. Hull and his friend had planned to go fishing on Sept. 2, 2014. However, what began as a fishing trip, became a rescue operation.

  • Yongsan leaders meet with Itaewon Bar Association

    Apr 23, 2015

    Col. Maria P. Eoff, Garrison Commander for Area II, invited Yoo Won Soon, chairman of the Itaewon Bar Owner's Association and his fellow Bar Owners of the Itaewon area for a discussion for a further cooperation between the two neighbors. The meeting, continued from the previous session of last september, when the Garrison Commander was invited to 'Twilight Zone' Bar of Itaewon, discussed issues related to the safety of the soldiers and their welfare that has close relations with the operating principles of the Itaewon Bars. (U.S. Army Photo by Cpl. Yi Jung UK)

  • Yongsan recognizes Child abuse prevention month

    Apr 23, 2015

    USAG Yongsan Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Ceremony 2015 took place at School Age Service Center, South Post Yongsan Garrison, April 3. Attendees include 5th grade singers, parents and ACS staffs. The signing of the proclamation by Maj. Gen. Puster and Garrison Commander Col. Eoff means to show public support for the prevention of child abuse. After the remarks by Maj. Gen. Puster and Col. Eoff, proclamation was read by Ms. Baggett, followed by singing performance by School Age Center children. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Moon, Hyung Ju)

  • KUSFW Strengthens ties of two nations

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Area II KATUSA U.S. Friendship Week (KUSFW) marks its beginning April 13, 2015. Celebrated at USAG Yongsan's Knight Field, the opening ceremony provided unforgettable sights to Area II service members and the entire community. The opening ceremony was highlighted by the performances of many organizations. To recognize the strong alliance of the two nations, the Seoul Land Parade Team, the Republic Of Korea Army (ROKA) Honor Guards and the Special Forces visited the Yongsan Garrison. (Left) The ROKA Honor guards perform their extraordinary skills that they have been preparing deligently for. (Above) The ROKA Special Forces, under the orders of the Special Forces Commander, execute the combatives on one another to show the strength of the ROKA forces. (U.S. Army Photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk)

  • Area II Soldiers plant seeds of alliance

    Apr 23, 2015

    70th Arbor Day Event in Yongsan was held at the neighborhood park in Seobinggo, April 8. Mayor of Yongsan-gu, Mr. Sung Jang Hyun and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Commander Col. Maria P. Eoff has taken their time to work together to plant trees with thirty-one Garrison soldiers and fifty Yongsan-gu staff members. The trees that were planted are Japanese persimmon tree and Korean azalea.

  • My Korea My Life -- Pfc. Moon

    Apr 16, 2015

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

  • Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Trains for Simulated Ebola Case

    Apr 13, 2015

    Medical personnel from the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) along with the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDCP) recently participated in a Highly Infectious Disease Full Scale Exercise on March 31, 2015. The exercise provided Republic of Korea and US interagency and military participants the necessary training on how to respond to a simulated Ebola case.

  • 403rd AFSB supports Exercise Key Resolve 2015

    Apr 13, 2015

  • Yongsan thanks volunteers for 'devotion to service'

    Apr 12, 2015

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

  • 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion hosts SHARP walk

    Apr 10, 2015

    Over 1,000 Soldiers, civilians, family members, and pets attended the walk on April 03 to raise awareness and take a firm stand against Sexual Assault and Harassment. Lt. Col. Vanessa K. Ragsdale, commander of the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, opened the auspicious event by introducing the guest of honor, Brig. Gen. Clayton M. Hutmacher, 2nd Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment.

  • 'Be a Voice' against sexual assault

    Apr 10, 2015

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

  • USA Football clinic coming to Camp Humphreys

    Apr 8, 2015

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

  • University Orchestra 'notes' appreciation for troops

    Apr 5, 2015

    Soldiers, families and community leaders gathered to hear the sounds of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, March 25 at the Yongsan South Post Chapel.

  • LRC-Daegu employee retires after 47 years of service

    Apr 3, 2015

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

    Mar 27, 2015

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

  • Interoperability improved during annual Key Resolve exercise

    Mar 26, 2015

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

  • Sea Dragons share IAMD expertise at Key Resolve 15'

    Mar 23, 2015

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command deployed forward to the Republic of Korea to participate in the annual multi-national scenario based training exercise, known as Key Resolve, March 3-13.

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

    Mar 22, 2015

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

  • 2015 Pacific Regional Medical Command Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 20, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii --- Non-commissioned officers and junior enlisted Soldiers from Medical Department Activity Korea (MEDDAC-K), Medical Department Activity Japan (MEDDAC-J), Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and United States Army Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB) participated in the 2015 Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Best Warrior Competition here, March 16-19, 2015.

  • Korean War POW gets final salute

    Mar 19, 2015

    Sixty-four years after being declared dead at Valley Number One POW Camp in North Korea, Army Sgt. Floyd J.R. Jackson, a Korean War prisoner of war, was returned home, March 5, 2015, to full military honors courtesy of Fort Carson.

  • U.S., South Korean troops reunite for exercise

    Mar 19, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- American Soldiers who specialize in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive hazards joined forces with South Korean troops during Key Resolve in Korea.

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

    Mar 18, 2015

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

  • Medical Unit Learns 'Fight Tonight' Readiness Skills

    Mar 18, 2015

    As part of the peninsula wide Key Resolve 15 exercise, Soldiers from 121st Combat Support Hospital (CSH), Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea, dug in for some cohesive unit training that addressed their readiness capabilities if called upon should hostilities occur along the Korean peninsula. One aspect of the training was a mass-casualty exercise and other events such as live surgical procedures with volunteer patients, evacuation procedures, establishing a field hospital and relocating it as well as reacting to various medical scenarios. All of which tested the medical personnel abilities to stand up the Critical Care Corridor portion of the 88-bed CSH and react to various trauma scenarios.

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

    Mar 17, 2015

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

  • Command troops hone skills during Exercise Key Resolve

    Mar 13, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives, or CBRNE, Command prepared to return home following Exercise Key Resolve in South Korea, March 13.

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

    Mar 13, 2015

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

  • Medics Strengthen Bonds, Solve Challenges

    Mar 12, 2015

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

  • Korea Training Offers Chance for Siblings to Bond

    Mar 12, 2015

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

  • 50 years of dedicated service

    Mar 12, 2015

    The 501st Military Intelligence Brigade recognized Pom-Chae Yi, a Republic of Korea civilian employee, for 50 years of dedicated service at a ceremony held at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Feb. 25.

  • Signal Brigade leadership visits ROK military sites during Key Resolve 15

    Mar 12, 2015

    The senior enlisted leader of 1st Signal Brigade conducted battlefield circulation to Korean military bases, including 5th Corps in Idong, the 6th Corps in Pocheon, and the 7th Corps in Icheon, Korea, March 11.

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Key Resolve exercise

    Mar 4, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- The U.S. Defense Department's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is participating Key Resolve in South Korea March 2 - 13.

  • Signal Soldier wins the NETCOM Career Counselor of the Year

    Mar 3, 2015

    The career counselor for 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, won Network Enterprise Technology Command Career Counselor of the Year on Feb 3.

  • 1st Signal Brigade inspects local JROTC Cadets

    Feb 27, 2015

    YONGSON GARRISON, Korea -- Young cadets from the Seoul American High School Junior ROTC program gathered in their gymnasium for inspection on Feb. 26. Eight 1st Signal Brigade non-commissioned officers conducted the inspections for 140 young cadets. In addition to inspecting and grading their uniforms, the NCOs asked the cadets general military knowledge questions to gauge their understanding on military protocol.

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

    Feb 25, 2015

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

  • Local hospital gives back to Garrison Korean Nationals

    Feb 22, 2015

    SEOUL, Republic of Korea -- The Soon Cheon Hyang Hospital and U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan strengthened their relationship with a committment of medical support to Korean personnel operating in the garrison.

  • Dragon U Prepares Signal Soldiers to Support Korean Networks

    Feb 19, 2015

    The 36th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade has been conducting Dragon University during the month of Feb. to introduce new Soldiers to the networks and communications equipment used in Korea.

  • Signal Brigade conducts combined decontamination exercise with South Korean army

    Feb 10, 2015

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

  • 6-17 CAV Returns from South Korea Feb. 9, 2015

    Feb 9, 2015

    WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Soldiers, leaders and Family members of the U.S. Army Aviation Task Force welcomed the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment back from its nine-month rotation to Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2015.

  • Power Projection Enablers team backstops Korean transformation effort

    Feb 5, 2015

    U.S. and Korean forces are in the midst of a military transformation process that represents some of the most profound changes to the alliance since the Korean War.

  • ROK, US interoperability improves with counter-fire exercise

    Feb 4, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- On a fateful Sunday in June 1950, the Northern invasion of the Korean peninsula broke out and signaled the tragic warfare that lasted for three years. Although cornered by the enemy at first, brave Soldiers from different countries fought side-by-side to defend Korea's freedom from communist rule.

  • Growth through shared language, sense of community

    Feb 4, 2015

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

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

    Feb 4, 2015

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

  • Iron Brigade to be replaced by rotational unit on Korean Peninsula

    Feb 2, 2015

    The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, or ABCT, 2nd Infantry Division, has been on the Korean Peninsula continuously since 1965.

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

    Jan 26, 2015

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

  • Eighth Army holds Change of Responsibility ceremony

    Jan 26, 2015

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

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

    Jan 25, 2015

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

  • DeCA works to fix product shortages for overseas stores

    Jan 13, 2015

    The Defense Commissary Agency is working to overcome challenges that have impacted the timely delivery of products to stores in Europe and the Pacific, the agency director and CEO said.

  • Operation Santa Express Brings Smiles to Unsung Heroes

    Jan 12, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Garrison Command and the Directorate Emergency Services (DES) delivered a 'Holly Jolly Christmas' by bringing Christmas Stockings and goodies to the Area II First Responders working on Christmas Eve, December 24th.

  • Santas surprise, celebrate Christmas with local kids

    Jan 6, 2015

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Every year, as the holiday spirit creeps into the hearts and minds of the masses, people flock to their cars, malls and computers and begin the unofficial gift buying season. These exchanges are the physical manifestation of those warm and fuzzy feelings toward our family and friends. However, sometimes we overlook that and forget that some of our less fortunate neighbors are not able to play in those reindeer games.

  • Signal Soldiers Conduct Joint Training With ROK Army

    Dec 30, 2014

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

  • Soldiers "High Five," give back to local community

    Dec 30, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- When living in another country, understanding differences in culture can be one of the biggest concerns people have. Getting along harmoniously with local nationals might seem intimidating and the language barrier makes it even more so. However, getting together with the community to lend a helping hand can help break the ice.

  • ADAM Cell shelter training

    Dec 28, 2014

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

  • Thunder Santas give out presents to local children

    Dec 28, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Maj. James Brant, the Aviation Officer for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, and Warrant Officer 1 Gabrielle Prado, the Electronic Warfare Technician for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, become Santa Claus for one day and hand out toys and presents to local children at the Dongducheon Volunteer Center on Christmas Eve. The toys were donated by the Soldiers within the brigade and were given to local children.

  • Thunder Soldiers receive awards for their selfless service

    Dec 28, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, receive awards from Mayor Oh Se-chang of Dongducheon, for their volunteer services teaching students through the city's High Five program December 23, 2014 at the Dongducheon Yangju Office of Education, South Korea. Six Soldiers altogether received awards from the mayor.

  • Thunder Inn serves holiday meal

    Dec 28, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division enjoy a hearty holiday meal at the Thunder Inn dining facility with the season's greeting December 22, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

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

    Dec 12, 2014

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

  • 1st Lt. Kusumoto gets pinned

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- A native of Dallas, Texas, 1st Lt. Kevin Kusumoto, the strength manager for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is promoted to 1st Lieutenant December 8, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. Col. Michael Lawson, the commander of 210th FA Bde., pinned Kusumoto and spoke of what a valuable an asset he is to the unit.

  • Soldiers from 1-15 spend the day with local students

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--A group of Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, spent the afternoon with students at Dongducheon Middle School in Dongducheon, South Korea, December 9, 2014. During the visit, both groups played educational card games and Soldiers spent time helping students learn new English words.

  • 6-37 and ROK counterparts meet and greet

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, welcome the Republic of Korea Army 125th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, December 5, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The visit was a meet-and-greet session between staff members and their sections to increase interoperability between the battalions in the future.

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

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