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  • Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Gen. Brooks nomination

    Apr 26, 2016

    General, we congratulate you on your nomination. We thank you for your decades of distinguished service and your willingness to step forward (ph) and lead once again. Of course, we know today would not be possible with the support and sacrifice of wife Carol (ph) who's with us this morning. And (inaudible) our tradition, we hope you will take the opportunity to introduce your family joining you today.

  • 2501st DLD partners together for beautification project on the Yongin River

    Apr 25, 2016

    Over 75 service members from the 2501st Digital Liaison Detachment, students from Seoul American Middle and High Schools and cadets from Yongin University ROTC participated in an area beautification project in Yongin Saturday Apr. 9.

  • Annual Friendship Week Strengthens Bond between KATUSAs, Soldiers

    Apr 25, 2016

    Army commands throughout the Korean Peninsula hosted athletics, recreation, and cultural events April 18-22 as part of the 2016 KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week (Friendship Week). The annual week-long event gives KATUSAs and U.S. Soldiers a chance to further cultivate the friendships they develop working side-by-side as members of the ROK-U.S. Alliance.

  • Eighth Army leaders pave the way ahead during onsite

    Apr 24, 2016

    Over 150 Eighth Army Senior leaders and spouses from across the peninsula gathered to discuss various topics and issues during the two-day commander's onsite at the Yongsan Garrison's Dragon Hill Lodge Apr. 19-20.

  • A Chance Documentary at 16 Inspires Female ADA Officer

    Apr 23, 2016

    During a speech in Washington, D.C., March 2, the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama encouraged female veterans to tell their stories. "All of you learned how to build a team and lead others under pressure, and complete any mission in front of you no matter what it takes," she said. "See, that's why it's important that you tell your own stories. Our girls, our daughters and granddaughters, need to hear them," Obama said. This article is part of a five-part series highlighting female veterans serving with the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, a Patriot Missile unit tasked to defend the skies over South Korea. Their stories are unique and empowering, a testament to the strength and diversity Army women bring to the profession of arms. CPT Bill Leasure, 35th ADA Brigade Public Affairs Officer.

  • Soldiers clean up Shincheon River

    Apr 5, 2016

    Over 200 Soldiers from Camp Casey and volunteers from various social groups in Dongducheon came together to clean up debris from the Shincheon River near Camp Casey's main gate, March 29.

  • South Korea Commemorates Inaugural West Sea Defense Day

    Apr 1, 2016

    Government officials, senior military leaders, grieving family members and countless others converged on the National Cemetery in Daejon, South Korea March 25 to commemorate the country's inaugural West Sea Defense Day. The observance was established as a way to demonstrate the nation's resolve in the face of North Korean aggression and to honor servicemembers who lost their lives during the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong in 2002, and the sinking of the Cheonan warship and shelling of Yeonpyeong Island in 2010.

  • Soldiers reflect on DoD decision to allow women in combat roles

    Mar 28, 2016

    When Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter's announced his decision to open all combat-related jobs to every Service Member who qualifies, regardless of gender on Dec. 3, 2015 it raised a lot of questions around the force. The groundbreaking decision overturned a longstanding rule, at least on paper, that prevented women from serving in combat roles.

  • Innovative training enhances readiness, strengthens regional partnerships

    Mar 28, 2016

    With over 3.5 billion people, 36 countries, 7 of the world's largest Armies and 5 of the world's declared nuclear nations in the Asia-Pacific region alone, maintaining peace can be challenging. That task is only amplified as the U.S. Army postures itself for reduced budgets and increasingly complex operating environments in the future.

  • US Congressional Representatives visit Camp Casey

    Mar 24, 2016

    Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives traveled to Camp Casey and visited Soldiers of 2nd Infantry Division/ROK - U.S. Combined Division as part of their tour of South Korea last week.

  • RACE to West Point held at Camp Casey

    Mar 24, 2016

    Over 80 Soldiers assigned to units within the 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S Combined Division participated in a Rapid Application Completion Exercise (RACE) to apply for acceptance to the United States Military Academy at West Point, Mar 4, at Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Vandal reflects on first exercise with Eighth Army

    Mar 23, 2016

  • Combined, Joint Medical Evacuation Exercise "Lifts" off on Korean Peninsula

    Mar 18, 2016

    Soldiers from Eighth Army, Airmen from the 7th Air Force and medical personnel from the Republic of Korea Armed Forces Il-Dong Hospital conducted a combined, joint medical evacuation exercise called "Dragonlift" March 15, 2016 throughout the Korean Peninsula. The annual exercise is aimed at increasing the combined readiness of medical response personnel stationed here.

  • War Museum offers unique look into ROK-US Partnership

    Mar 18, 2016

    Soldiers, civilians and family members looking to learn more about the ROK-U.S. Alliance don't have to go very far. Located just a few hundred yards from the Dragon Hill gate at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul is one of the best places in the world to help them understand the enduring partnership between the United States and South Korea; the War Memorial of Korea.

  • 2 CAB fuelers bolster operations

    Mar 16, 2016

    Training to fight is an important part in the success of any mission. In modern times, having advanced technology is also a contributing factor; however, one key ingredient can jeopardize it all. Fuel, and without it, equipment such as generators will cease to function and drastically impact the mission.

  • 194th mechanics ensure 'safety first' for fellow soldiers

    Mar 15, 2016

    Soldiers of 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 2nd Sustainment Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, spend countless hours on the road, from Warrior Base to Busan Air Base, providing support to units across the Korean peninsula.

  • 229th Signal recognized for joint training

    Mar 15, 2016

    Earlier this year, 229th Signal Company, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Sustainment Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted their first joint signal training exercise with their Republic of Korea counterparts from 2nd Battalion, 120th Brigade. The training allowed the two countries to focus on the interoperability of communications both at home station and on the move.

  • New IMCOM Commander visits Korea

    Mar 7, 2016

    The three-star general in charge of running U.S. Army installations worldwide visited Korea last week to tour bases, meet commanders and gauge how to best support their forces on the peninsula.

  • Volunteer and make your time more meaningful!

    Mar 6, 2016

    The Army Community Service (ACS) provides opportunities to volunteers who are willing to dedicate their time to help others on post. On top of that, the ACS welcomes nominated volunteers to its Volunteer of the Quarter or Volunteer of the Year events to recognize and show appreciation for their hard work. Volunteerism has played an integral role in the life of Soldiers and their families. In the early years, volunteers mended uniforms, cared for the sick or wounded, and comforted families of fallen Soldiers. Volunteers continue to transform military installations into communities.

  • Yongsan Library, ready for the community with new renovations

    Mar 4, 2016

    USAG YONGSAN -- Starting mid-January of this year, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Library is going through a makeover as a result of being selected as one of the facilities sharing in a portion of Installation Management Command's "Million Dollar Makeover Initiative." The initiative targeted the enhancement of facilities for children and teens, and the Yongsan Library will now be able to better accommodate the needs of other members of the military community as well.

  • Army recognizes environmental stewardship successes

    Mar 1, 2016

    Five Army installations, three teams and one joint program office earned recognition from Army leaders as winners of the Secretary of the Army's Environmental Awards program for fiscal year 2015.

  • 403rd AFSB supports local development plan

    Mar 1, 2016

    The 403rd Army Field Support Brigade participated in the Area Development Plan for the Waegwan District at the Community Activity Center at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea, Feb. 1-5. Logistics Readiness Center-Daegu represented the 403rd AFSB during the workshop.

  • Women's History Month Message

    Mar 1, 2016

    Each year as part of Women's History Month, we honor the many trailblazers whose courage and conviction have enabled women everywhere to attain new heights in workplace equality and social advancement.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade welcomes new rotational MLRS battalion

    Mar 1, 2016

    Approximately 300 Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment, based in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, were welcomed into the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK - U.S. Combined Division during a Transfer of Authority ceremony held at Carey Fitness Center, Camp Casey at 11 a.m. Feb. 10.

  • Pearson assumes responsibility of U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys

    Feb 29, 2016

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Frank Pearson Jr. assumed responsibility of U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys during a brief ceremony Feb. 18 in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center.

  • Railhead opening moves Camp Humphreys closer to expansion

    Feb 29, 2016

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea - An M88 Recovery Vehicle from Task Force Ready holds the honor of being the first U.S. Military vehicle to drive off of a railcar and onto the new Railhead during the ribbon cutting ceremony here on Feb. 17.

  • Army's STEP promotion system poses unique challenge for Soldiers in Korea

    Feb 26, 2016

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The Army's new promotion system officially took effect in January 2016 and some of the changes may impact Soldiers stationed in South Korea.

  • Eighth Army cooks serve gourmet fare in preparation for culinary competition

    Feb 26, 2016

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The faces of the cooks serving the food at Camp Coiner Feb. 17 were likely familiar to "chow hall" patrons around the peninsula. With a menu containing words like "choux", "puree", "reduction" and "infused" though, the food served at the Eighth Army Culinary Team's End of Course Meal was anything but standard dining facility fare.

  • US and ROK Unit Military Team train to protect the force

    Feb 22, 2016

    Despite a visible role on the battlefield, Army regulations don't allow chaplains to carry weapons; but that doesn't make them immune to enemy action. During just the Korean War, 13 American military chaplains died while on duty. When chaplains come under fire, it's up to chaplain assistants to protect them.

  • From medic to martial artist: 'Thunder' medic becomes combatives instructor

    Feb 22, 2016

    Maintaining one's physical condition up to military standards is one of the most important aspects for all Soldiers in the Army. However, physical strength and endurance is not always enough for those serving in a high-risk area such as the Korean peninsula.

  • Pacific partners renew promise of support

    Feb 19, 2016

    As the Army's footprint in the Pacific undergoes a massive transformation, the Army Materiel Command's support to the region is keeping pace with the changes and continuing to maintain readiness.

  • MWR Pet Care Center, here to help

    Feb 18, 2016

    USAG YONGSAN -- For families who are constantly on the move, providing quality care for their pets can be a difficult task. This is especially true for military personnel who go through a permanent change of station (PCS) every few years. To help families feel more at home, the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan MWR Pet Care Center provides a wide range of services that are intended to make your pet feel right at home, too.

  • First Cavalry 'Ironhorse' begins mission in Korea

    Feb 17, 2016

    More than 4,100 Soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, are arriving in South Korea to ensure peace on the Korean peninsula and deter North Korean aggression. Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, began arriving here Feb. 1 to begin their nine-month rotation. Ironhorse Soldiers replace the Soldiers of the 2nd ABCT "Black Jack," 1st Cav. Div., who completed the first rotation of a U.S. armored brigade in the Korean peninsula from June 2015 to February 2016.

  • 121st Combat Support Hospital Bids Farewell to Senior Leader

    Feb 16, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher C. Irwin relinquished his responsibilities to Command Sgt. Maj. Diahann J. White at a ceremony February 11 at Yongsan Korea's Collier Community Fitness Center. A second ceremony followed in which he officially retired from the U.S. Army after more than 26 years of service. Both ceremonies were presided over by Colonel Mark M. Reeves, the 121st Combat Support Hospital/Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Commander.

  • 501st Military Intelligence Brigade welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Feb 11, 2016

    Camp Humphreys, South Korea -- The 501st Military Intelligence Brigade held a Change of Responsibility ceremony at the Super Gym on Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Feb. 11.

  • Workhorse fuel operations contribute to aviation readiness

    Feb 11, 2016

    Soldiers from Company A, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade perfected their skill during a Forward Arming and Refueling Point training exercise on Hunter Army Airfield Feb. 9.

  • Soldiers from 'Thunder' brigade conduct counterfire exercise with ROK Army

    Feb 10, 2016

    Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK - U.S. Combined Division participated in a simulated Combined Counterfire Exercise (CCX) alongside their counterparts from the Third ROK Army (TROKA) at Camp Casey 25-28 Jan.

  • Alliance grows stronger with the 56th Infantry Division

    Feb 10, 2016

    The respective command teams of both the 56th Infantry Division of the Republic of Korea Army and the United States Army Garrison Yongsan met on Jan. 27, at the 56th Infantry Division military post located in Hwajeon-dong, Deogyang-gu, Goyang to review the establishment of a communications network and participation in upcoming joint military exercises. During the meeting, the two groups briefed each other on their areas of responsibility and current projects.

  • Environmental Division stresses the importance of environmental training

    Feb 10, 2016

    Military installations around the world must adhere to local environmental standards, regardless of where the installation is located. To meet local standards, here in Area II, USAG Yongsan's Department of Public Work's Environmental Division trains newly assigned environmental officers to not only ensure compliance, but also to bring a greater understanding of the cultural significance of the local area.

  • Firefighters conduct annual fire drill at Dragon Hill Lodge

    Feb 10, 2016

    The fire department at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan received a phone call about a fire on the eighth floor of the Dragon Hill Lodge. Within minutes, a rescue truck, a pumper truck and two command trucks arrived on scene with 14 firefighters. This was just the beginning of their fire drill held Dec. 17.

  • Stay connected with what is going on at Yongsan

    Feb 10, 2016

    Thanks to the wide availability of the internet through different electronic devices, it now easier to get information or news about anything at any time, to include USAG Yongsan. The garrison primarily uses seven methods to communicate with the public: the USAG Yongsan mobile application, the marquees, the USAG Yongsan website, Facebook, the Morning Calm newspaper, Flickr and Youtube. Each method has its own strength regarding visual aids and speed of information delivery.

  • Yongsan, capturing hearts by capturing moments

    Feb 5, 2016

    USAG YONGSAN, South Korea -- It is difficult for talented individuals to go unnoticed, and this is especially the case in U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. Community members were recognized for their skills in photography and in the field of arts and crafts during the annual Army Digital Photography Contest, Jan. 27, held at Commisky's Community Activity Center.

  • Yongsan tax center opens doors for tax season

    Feb 4, 2016

    USAG Yongsan celebrated the opening of the Yongsan Tax Center Jan. 28, at the Moyer Community Activities Center. Garrison commander, Col. Maria P. Eoff and Command Sgt. Maj. Henney Hodgkins joined the tax center staff as they kicked off the 2016 tax season. Those needing assistance with their taxes will have until June 16, to take advantage of the professional tax services available to them through the center.

  • 121st Combat Support Hospital Celebrates 115 Years of Army Nursing

    Feb 4, 2016

    The nurses and medical staff of the 121st Combat Support Hospital (CSH) gathered for a ceremony and cake cutting on February 2, 2016, which was televised via Video Teleconferencing (VTC) throughout Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital, to celebrate the 115th Anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps.

  • Yongsan Medics Conduct Live Surgery Exercise

    Feb 3, 2016

    For the Soldiers and medical personnel assigned to the 121st Combat Support Hospital (CSH) Yongsan, South Korea, being able to transition to their wartime mission, in the event of potential hostilities, means an abundance of training. On January 28, 2016 the 121st CSH conducted a Live Surgery Exercise within the confines of its Critical Care Corridor.

  • Army's Top Operational Command in Korea Welcomes New Commander

    Feb 2, 2016

    The U.S. Army's top operational command in South Korea held a change of command ceremony Feb. 2 at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul. During the ceremony Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux relinquished command of Eighth Army to Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal.

  • KATUSAs Take Final Steps of Military Service

    Feb 1, 2016

    Every month, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) Soldiers, here, celebrate their final separation from the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA), in a much anticipated ceremony.

  • African American and Black History Month Observance Message

    Jan 31, 2016

    Each February, Eighth Army joins our Nation to honor the contributions of African Americans throughout history. By exploring the culture and experience of these proud Americans, we better understand their struggle for freedom and equality

  • Soldiers from 'Thunder' brigade conduct suicide prevention course

    Jan 28, 2016

    With over 5 percent of the United States population suffering from suicidal thoughts, the U.S. Army considers every life lost a life that could have been saved.

  • Thunder Soldiers support local community children

    Jan 21, 2016

    As the year 2015 comes to an end, there is no greater joy than helping those in need. Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S Combined Division, residing in the Dongducheon community have been reaching out and supporting the local community throughout the year.

  • 'Thunder' medics conduct medical evacuation training

    Jan 21, 2016

    The health care specialists, assigned to the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/Republic of Korea-U.S Combined Division, recently conducted a medical evacuation training at the helicopter pad near Troop Medical Clinic, at Camp Casey, South Korea, Jan. 7-8.

  • McCoy relinquishes responsibility for Humphreys Garrison

    Jan 21, 2016

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew D. McCoy relinquished responsibility as the Humphreys Garrison command sergeant major during a brief ceremony here on Jan. 7.

  • Humphreys Tax Center

    Jan 20, 2016

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea --Tax season is here again and for members of the community who need help with their State and Federal returns, the Humphreys Tax Center is the answer.

  • Eighth Army pays tribute to civil rights pioneer

    Jan 18, 2016

    The 1st Signal Brigade, Eighth Army hosted an observance at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 14, in honor of civil rights pioneer, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance

    Jan 10, 2016

    Each year we pay homage to one of our Nation's greatest champions of justice and racial equality, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • CSM McCoy leaves Humphreys for CECOM

    Jan 6, 2016

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Korea -- When Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew D. McCoy arrived here 18 months ago he knew little about installation management because he'd spent much of his career in Airborne and Special Operations units.

  • Passing of the Guard: ROK Army Support Group Welcomes Two New Commanders

    Dec 29, 2015

    The ROK Army Support Group, the combat operations support unit responsible for managing the Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) program and ROK Soldiers assigned to Eighth Army welcomed two new commanders earlier this month.

  • Far East District partnership teaches hands-on engineering tools

    Dec 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District continued its partnership with Department of Defense Dependent Schools Korea promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics with its third annual earthquake tower challenge competition at Seoul American Middle School, Dec. 16.

  • Moong chi ja, ROK CBRDC visits 20th CBRNE

    Dec 16, 2015

    Republic of Korea Army leaders from the Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense Command (CBRDC) visited 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command here Dec. 9-10 as part of a trip to the United States.

  • 618th Dental Command Assists Local Retirees

    Dec 10, 2015

    The 618th Dental Command Team sponsored a Retiree Appreciation Day. More than 30 Soldiers from Area I and Area II of the 618th Dental Command Area Support Korea came together on Dec. 5, 2015 at Yongsan Army Garrison Dental Clinic #2 to volunteer their time by providing free cleanings and examinations to more than 100 retirees and their spouses.

  • ASC inspects 403rd AFSB

    Dec 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command performed a Command Staff Inspection of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade at Camp Henry, Nov. 16-20. A virtual inspection was done the week before on staff sections that required minimal hands-on inspection items.

  • Education Center celebrates American Education Week

    Dec 8, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Korea -- When Master Sgt. Timothy J. Ward, Sr. graduated from Huntington High School in Shreveport, La. in 1993 and joined the Army he thought he was done with school. Little did he realize that his education would continue throughout his Army career and he'd earn his associate and bachelor's degrees.

  • Humphreys families, civilians make kimchee for neighbors in need

    Dec 8, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Ten Humphreys family members joined more than 100 local volunteers on Nov. 18 for the Sixth-Annual Kimchee Making for Neighbors in Need event at Pyeongtaek's AK plaza.

  • Humphreys Antiterrorism program the best in the Pacific

    Dec 8, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Not everyone can lay claim to the title "Best in the Pacific;" the Antiterrorism Office here can.

  • UFC Thanksgiving on Yongsan

    Dec 6, 2015

    What do you get when you put UFC fighters, turkey and military personnel in the same room? Army Sergeant Kevin Spence jumps into the ring to bring you this story.

  • Music brings nations together in harmony

    Dec 6, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Familiar holiday tunes and traditional Korean beats collided with the sound of roaring applause at the Seoul Arts Center concert hall during the 8th American-Korean Friendship Holiday Concert, Dec. 6. Throughout the years the concert has become an annual event for service members and their families from both the U.S. and the Republic of Korea, giving them an opportunity to gather together to watch the Eighth Army Band and the Kook Soo Ho Didimdance Company perform in a flourish of dynamic colors.

  • Troops qualify for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Dec 1, 2015

    The annual Expert Field Medical Badge qualification course was recently conducted for Eighth Army medical personnel on the Korean Peninsula. The twelve-day course was conducted to recognize Soldiers demonstrating the level of professional skill and proficiency necessary to become expert field medics.

  • Artillery brigade partners with community for annual Kimchi event

    Dec 1, 2015

    As members of the U.S. military in South Korea, Soldiers not only serve as stewards of the Army Profession, they also serve as stewards of the community in which they live.

  • Twelve to contend for 2015 Operation Rising Star title

    Nov 24, 2015

    The stage is set for Soldiers, spouses and civilians to sing their way to the title of "2015 Operation Rising Star" in the Army's world-wide competition. Twelve finalists chosen from various auditions are in San Antonio to prepare for Army Entertainment's series of four shows designed to showcase their vocal talents.

  • Logistics Readiness Center-Humphreys performs annual inventory

    Nov 24, 2015

    The Logistics Readiness Center-Humphreys' Central Issue Facility recently closed for several days to conduct an annual 100 percent inventory. The CIF provides Organization Clothing and Individual Equipment and Individual Protective Equipment to approximately 10,000 customers including Soldiers and emergency essential/mission essential civilians assigned to Camp Humphreys.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Soldiers Assist Reservists With Medical Soldier Readiness Process

    Nov 24, 2015

    Soldiers from the 121st Combat Support Hospital, Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) in Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea took time out to assist the 658th Regional Support Group (RSG) with completing their medical Soldier Readiness Process (SRP).

  • Army issues essential policy for new mothers

    Nov 13, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- The U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh's approval of Army Directive 2015-37 (Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Policy) brings forth a new era of support for mothers within the Army community.

  • National American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 3, 2015

  • Annual evacuation exercise enhances readiness throughout Korea

    Nov 1, 2015

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

  • Stop, drop, strive for excellence

    Oct 30, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- Becoming proficient in one's job can take years. Becoming an expert is a lifelong process. Chu Yong Suk, rescue crew chief from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Fire Department, demonstrates expertise on a daily basis. Having been part of the community for the more than a decade, Chu shares his experience of how he got to where he is today:

  • CyberSecurity begins with diligence, requires continued vigilance

    Oct 26, 2015

    October was Cyber Security month, and the Regional Cyber Center-Korea (RCC-K) knows how critical awareness is to keeping our networks safe.

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

    Oct 25, 2015

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

  • Opening of 210th FA BDE's Spiritual Resiliency Center

    Oct 22, 2015

    Camp Casey Korea

  • 2nd CAB Soldier exceeds standards

    Oct 20, 2015

    Sgt. Chung Hyun Ku, an administration section essential personnel service (EPS) team action non-commissioned officer for the 2nd CAB took part in the exercise October 3 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Army Entertainment announces 12 finalists for Operation Rising Star

    Oct 19, 2015

    Twelve finalists have been selected for the 2015 Operation Rising Star singing contest.

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

    Oct 16, 2015

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

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

    Oct 16, 2015

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

  • Fire dept. tells community to 'hear the beep'

    Oct 15, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- The USAG Yongsan Fire Department launched its Fire Prevention Week Campaign, Oct. 4. The Department supported this year's NFPA official theme for Fire Prevention Week, 'Hear the beep, where you sleep: Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm.'

  • Energizing Our Nation's Diversity - 2015 Hispanic American Heritage Month

    Oct 15, 2015

    Medical Activity-Korea celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month

  • Humphreys 5th Annual Breast Cancer Walk, Run and Race draws nearly 200

    Oct 13, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - Nearly 200 people gathered at the Humphreys High School track on a beautiful morning Oct. 3 for the 5th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Run/Walk/ Race.

  • 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