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  • Japan Defense Force visits Spartan Brigade to prepare for Red Flag-Alaska

    May 26, 2015

    Building on relations developed during Exercise North Wind 2015, American and Japanese forces plan for a joint airborne training exercise during Red Flag 15-03 here.

  • Lightning Support Soldiers deploy to Big Island for three week exercise

    May 26, 2015

    More than 130 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade deployed to Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island the week of April 27 through May 1 for a three week long tactical training exercise designed to prepare them for future missions in the Pacific region and overseas.

  • 45th COMET reaches maintenance management to Soldiers and leaders

    May 26, 2015

    As a way to reestablish basic standard sustainment operations throughout the Pacific Theater, the 45th Sustainment Brigade has implemented a Command Maintenance Evaluation Team (COMET) designed to streamline the way sustainment personnel conduct unit level inspections.

  • Hawaii community, service members memorialize those lost at West Loch

    May 26, 2015

    Hawaii government officials, community representatives, and retired and active servicemembers from all branches of the military gathered on the U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel 4) here for the 71st West Loch Disaster Remembrance Ceremony May 21, hosted by U.S. Army Pacific and the 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Sea Dragon 6 chairs AMD Panel at LANPAC 2015

    May 26, 2015

    Service members and civilian personnel from around the Asia-Pacific region gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii, for the 2015 Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exposition, May 19-21.

  • Former Korean ambassador discusses North Korea

    May 26, 2015

    Korean language students at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, got a taste of potential issues they could be dealing with in their future careers during a lecture May 20.

  • Joint amphibian training improves unit readiness

    May 26, 2015

    WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- As part of 25th Infantry Division's Contingency Response Force (CRF) mission Soldiers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, demonstrated their ability to rapidly deploy in a moment notice by conducting a joint amphibian training exercise with the Navy and the Marines on May 21 at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo, Hawaii.

  • AUSA Institute of Land Warfare LANPAC Symposium and Exposition 2015

    May 22, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford discusses Multinational Interoperability in Contingency Operations at LANPAC 2015.

  • 303rd EOD Bn. receives new route clearing vehicles

    May 22, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- When you think of a panther, usually the characteristics of a sleek, agile and quiet stalker of prey come to mind. However, sleek and agile are not what the new Mine Resistant Vehicles, also called the Panther, inspire.

  • Linapuni Elementary students are part of the Sea Dragon Ohana

    May 22, 2015

    Seventeen Soldiers with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Pacific, participated in a field day May 15, 2015, as part of the 94th AAMDC's partnership in education with the Linapuni Elementary School at Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Senior enlisted panel discusses ways to succeed during joint, combined missions in Pacific

    May 22, 2015

    A standing-room-only audience of more than 100 officers and noncommissioned officers, including former Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, was on hand for the first senior enlisted panel at the Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare LANPAC Symposium and Exposition on Tuesday in Oahu, Hawaii.

  • USARPAC chaplains, chaplain assistants gather at MCBH-Kaneohe for annual training

    May 21, 2015

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Pacific region gathered together May 14 and 15 to discuss issues such as moral leadership, care to the caregiver, and religious operations at the Joseph Estabrook Chapel on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

  • Team Tobyhanna fields upgraded Firefinders in Korea

    May 21, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A six-member fielding team from Tobyhanna Army Depot travelled to the Republic of Korea to replace components on a number of AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-37 radars.

  • A first for Oceania

    May 21, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific and the Government of Papua New Guinea completed the first Oceania Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange May 15 in Lae, Papua New Guinea with a closing ceremony and remarks from Maj. Gen. James Pasquarette, USARPAC deputy commanding general, and Brig. Gen. Gilbert Toropo, commander of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.

  • Hawaii sustainment leaders donate supplies, time to local school

    May 21, 2015

    Soldiers from the 8th Special Troops Battalion joined their command team in delivering school supplies to the battalion's partnership school, Gustav H. Webling Elementary School in Aiea, Hawaii, May 14, 2015.

  • Land Power in the Pacific Symposium draws to a successful close

    May 21, 2015

    After three days of panels, exhibits and meetings between government and industry representatives, the third annual Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exhibition, held at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, has come to a close, May 21.

  • 2-9th Inf. Soldiers complete last Manchu Mile

    May 21, 2015

    The 9th Infantry Regiment was one of only two American units chosen to protect American interests in China during The Boxer Rebellion. After landing at Taku Bar, the Regiment began an 85-mile trek toward Tientsin under the command of Col. Emerson H. Liscum. The assault on Tientsin began on the morning of July 13, 1900, during which the regimental color sergeant was severely wounded by enemy fire. Liscum, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder, picked up the colors and continued to direct the assault on the Tientsin City walls. A few moments later, Liscum fell, being mortally wounded. He directed his Soldiers to "Keep Up The Fire" before he died.

  • 3rd annual LANPAC symposium begins with more partner country involvement

    May 20, 2015

    HONOLULU--The third annual Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exhibition kicked off at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, May 19.

  • Stepping closer to local community through golf tournament

    May 20, 2015

    Whether played for entertainment or to strengthen camaraderie among cultural partners, the game of golf can serve many different purposes.

  • Dream come true: Army private accepted to West Point

    May 20, 2015

    It's one thing to know your dream; another to pursue it. That pursuit requires not just persistence, but the courage to believe in oneself and keep driving on.

  • Dirty Job: MLRS crew member

    May 20, 2015

    The firepower used on today's battlefield has evolved over many centuries, to include field artillery weaponry, which has become a crucial component on the Korean Peninsula. Perhaps more evolved than the technology itself are the professionals who operate it.

  • Army brigade grows roots with Korean neighbors

    May 20, 2015

    To represent shared commitment and longstanding partnership with their Korean neighbors, the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, held a tree planting ceremony May 13 alongside Dongducheon citizens and city leaders.

  • Respect and Trust: Keys to Success for joint operations in a multinational environment

    May 20, 2015

    Senior Enlisted Panel discusses importance of trust, respect, pride and dignity when working with and alongside of joint and international partners.

  • New stamp folio to honor Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients

    May 20, 2015

    Nearly a dozen Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients will help the U.S. Postal Service dedicate a limited-edition stamp folio honoring them and other Vietnam heroes on Memorial Day.

  • Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

    May 20, 2015

    Col. Jeffery Greene, a medical doctor and adolescent pediatrician at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, discusses his three-month medical mission in Palau. For Greene, it's about influencing and promoting health to bring together cultures for lasting positive relationships.

  • Treatment for addiction is a phone call away with AMIOP

    May 20, 2015

    Addictions Medicine Intensive Outpatient Program (AMIOP), is providing a valuable service to thousands of active duty service members, retirees, and family members from all branches of the military.

  • PRMC presence at LANPAC

    May 19, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) had a presence at the 2015 Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) Land Forces of the Pacific (LANPAC) Conference, at the Sheraton--Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, on May 19, 2015, with its Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, participating on a discussion panel for the "Multilateral Opportunities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific" and an information booth setup and staffed by the PRMC personnel.

  • 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.

  • Winter yields to spring during a tour to Tongdo Temple

    May 18, 2015

    For members of the USAG Daegu and Area IV community taking part in a recent tour of Yangsan Tongdo Temple, the bright blue skies and the scenic route along the way, was just enough to pump up the spirits of those who have for months, found themselves gripped by winter's claws.

  • 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)

  • SMA motivates, captivates NCOs

    May 15, 2015

    With a little more than three months under his belt as the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, hit the road with his sights on the Pacific region.

  • Sea Dragons pay homage to the spirit of Aloha

    May 15, 2015

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S Army Pacific, hosted an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Observance ceremony, May 11, 2015, at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • USAG Japan commemorates Vietnam veterans after 50 years

    May 14, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 14, 2015) -- "Service, Valor and Sacrifice," are words that symbolize the virtues demonstrated by veterans during the Vietnam War; they are the words that encompass the 50th anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration flag uncased during the commemoration ceremony held May 12 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center.

  • Black Jack gets a Head Start on Korea

    May 14, 2015

    Professors from Pyeongtaek University, South Korea, arrived at Fort Hood last week to teach the first ever Head Start class on U.S. soil, here on April 11-14, in order to prepare the Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, for their upcoming deployment to Korea. The class is designed to prepare Soldiers by introducing them to Korean history, culture, politics, and basic language, said Eunsook Lee Zeilfelder, a professor in Human and Cultural Relations at Pyeongtaek University.

  • Soldiers participate in 2015 Sea Dragon NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition

    May 14, 2015

    Six Soldiers participated in the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's 2015 Sea Dragon Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition, May 4-8, 2015.

  • Pacific finance Soldiers set to deploy for Kuwait mission

    May 14, 2015

    Approximately 30 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's 175th Financial Management Support Center were recognized during a deployment ceremony today in preparation for their upcoming departure to Kuwait where they will conduct financial management operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • Buckeye Reservists share aloha at TAMC

    May 14, 2015

    Ohio's finest deployed to the island of Oahu to conduct Overseas Deployment Training at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Schofield Barracks, May 4-14.

  • One year later: 2-2 SCMH 'on leading edge'

    May 14, 2015

    Just one short year after opening its doors, the Soldier Centered Medical Home co-located with Okubo Family Medical Clinic has already made great strides in improving care for its patients -- the Soldiers of 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • PRMC re-launches Facebook page

    May 14, 2015

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) has re-launched its Facebook page with an energetic campaign to increase information about the Army's largest geographical medical region.

  • Aviators train for rapid deployment

    May 13, 2015

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Rescue and recovery operations in a variety of situations are a vital component of the United States Army mission. Being able to function under hostile or austere conditions needs to be experienced on a regular basis to authenticate readiness.

  • Pacific-based Service members share unique capabilities with Dailey

    May 13, 2015

    Pacific Army mariners, divers, military police, and explosive ordnance disposal troops shared their unique capabilities with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during his visit to U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel, or LSV-4) here, May 12.

  • Who is the 'Toughest Talon'?

    May 13, 2015

    The Soldiers were from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade and they tread water for two entire minutes, as they held onto their rubber rifle as part of the "Toughest Talon" competition which was May 13 at various locations on Camp Humphreys in the Republic of Korea.

  • ROKA 16th Brigade staff visits 1st ABCT

    May 12, 2015

    Republic of Korea Army leaders from the 16th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, 8th Infantry Division, met with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, staff in order to communicate tactics and techniques regarding weapon of mass destruction removal operations, May 3 at Camp Hovey, South Korea.

  • CV-22 Osprey Squadron headed for Japan

    May 12, 2015

    WASHINGTON, (USASOC News Service, May 12, 2015) -- The Department of Defense announced plans to station a special operations squadron of CV-22 Osprey aircraft at Yokota Air Base, Japan, according to a DoD news release issued May 11.

  • Building new partnerships in the Pacific

    May 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific and the Government of Papua New Guinea kicked off the first Oceania Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange May 11 in Lae, Papua New Guinea.

  • Dailey tells U.S. Army Pacific 'every Soldier is a billboard'

    May 12, 2015

    In his first visit to the Pacific since his appointment, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey addressed U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers during a town hall meeting at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 11.

  • PRMC Commander visits Schofield Barracks Medical Simulations Training Center

    May 12, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) conducted a site visit of the Schofield Barracks Medical Simulations Training Center (MSTC) May 7, 2015 to provide guidance and motivation to the administrative and training staff that serve military emergency response and healthcare professionals in Hawaii.

  • Army ROTC cadets supports Tripler blood donor program

    May 12, 2015

    Every semester, the University of Hawaii Army ROTC program supports the Armed Services Blood Program by sponsoring a blood drive. As many as 50 cadets started lining up as early as 6:30 a.m. eager to donate.

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

    May 12, 2015

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

  • Thrift Shop offers support with its sales, donations

    May 12, 2015

    Whether you're looking to stock your home on a budget or on the hunt for hidden treasure, the Hui 'O Na Wahine Thrift Shop may have it -- for a fraction of the retail price.

  • Spouses club awards $120,000 to help Soldiers, families

    May 12, 2015

    The Hui 'O Na Wahine, Schofield Barracks All Ranks Spouses Club, awarded $120,000, recently, at a ceremony at the Hui Thrift Shop, here.

  • Military-impacted schools striving toward accreditation

    May 12, 2015

    Sept. 18, 2012, the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) approved a Department of Education (DOE) five-year project to ensure all public schools are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

  • Warriors demonstrate tactical and technical adaptability

    May 11, 2015

    Soldier's in today's Army must be agile and adaptable to the changes they may encounter as warriors and leaders.

  • PRMC former Chief of Staff retires after 30 years of service

    May 11, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) holds a retirement ceremony for former PRMC Chief of Staff, Col. Lawrence B. Connell, Deputy Chief, Operations, Joint Cyber Center at the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 8, 2015, after thirty years of service.

  • KSC Deploys to U.S. for Field Training

    May 10, 2015

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

  • Task Force Talon Hosts First Annual SHARP Awareness Week on Guam

    May 9, 2015

    "Not here, not now, not ever!" were the words said by Task Force Talon personnel as they signed a pledge photo board to show their commitment to ending sexual assault and harassment in the military. Task Force Talon hosted the first annual sexual harassment/assault response prevention awareness week on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • Motorcycle and auto safety differ on some points

    May 8, 2015

    There are two critical differences between cars and motorcycles.

  • Army takes action against summer wildfires

    May 8, 2015

    Army officials are taking action against wildfires by conducting an annual prescribed burn of the Schofield Barracks training range complex, beginning Monday, May 11.

  • Tax Center clients received over $4.5 million in tax refunds

    May 8, 2015

    Of all the difficult situations Soldiers prepare for --combat, natural disasters, long deployments away from family -- perhaps the most under-appreciated is delivering bad news about a tax return.

  • Last Spartan Shield Ride

    May 8, 2015

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, along with their Republic of Korea army counterparts, participate in the last shield ride for 1st BSTB May 7 to 8 at Camp Hovey and Camp Casey, South Korea. During the event, Soldiers had to complete an obstacle course, stress shoot, the Army physical fitness test, a land navigation course, a vehicle pull, a grenade range and a test of endurance at a chemical training facility. The shield ride concluded with a trek from the chemical training facility to the 1st BSTB headquarters.

  • 2nd CAB leads joint/combined exercise

    May 7, 2015

    The helicopter was part of the joint/combined live fire training exercise, 'Furious Talon', on May 6 at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea. Multiple units from across the Korean Peninsula took part in the exercise to include units from the Air Force and the Republic of Korea.

  • 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.

  • Army Reserve officer shares her story during Asian/Pacific Heritage Month

    May 7, 2015

    Second Lieutenant Jiaru Bryar traveled on a journey across 10,000 miles, experiencing different cultures; expanding on her education; becoming a US citizen; achieving her bachelors and masters degree; obtaining a career in the federal government; and one day realized that she had just become a soldier in the U.S. Army.

  • Arctic Cleanup: Tough conditions no match for test well remediation

    May 7, 2015

    Numb fingertips and toes; frozen beards and eyelashes; and an ice road sound like something out of a major film. However, there were no video cameras rolling as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District conducted an environmental cleanup project in the tundra-covered foothills of the Brooks Range.

  • '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.

  • Warrior Division Takes Top Honors in Eighth Army Combatives Tournament

    May 6, 2015

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

  • 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 march to 'Take Back the Night'

    May 5, 2015

    Traffic temporarily slowed to a halt as a sea of people flooded into the street bearing handmade signs and boisterously chanting in hopes of spreading a common message.

  • 8th MPs introduce students to career opportunities

    May 5, 2015

    Members of the 520th Military Working Dog (MWD) Detachment and 74th Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, along with special agents from 102nd Det. (Criminal Investigation Detachment), 19th MP Battalion (CID), 6th MP Group, introduced 50 students to their different skill-sets during James Campbell High School's career day, recently held on Hamilton Field, here.

  • Having trouble adjusting to life in Korea?

    May 4, 2015

    He slowly looked through the photos of his friends and family back home. It was 2 p.m. on a Saturday, and he still could not get out of bed. He graduated high school six months ago and now he was in South Korea, as a Soldier. Ever since he joined the Army it seemed he was always on the move; the whole process was beginning to get to him. He was missing the simple things from home: going to the mall, driving his car or just being able to hang out with his friends. It is not uncommon for new Soldiers arriving in South Korea, and family members back home, to experience situations similar to the one described above. Behavioral health professionals refer to this state of mind as adjustment disorder.

  • 94th AAMDC holds first combined rank SHARP board

    May 4, 2015

    Soldiers with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Pacific, participated in the 94th AAMDC's first ever combined rank sexual harassment/assault response and prevention board, April 24, 2015, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • A win-win for THAAD in Guam

    May 4, 2015

    For the past month the sounds of heavy equipment and the cries of "oo-rah!" from U.S. Marines has been a constant presence on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. These sounds ended April 29 when the engineers of Combat Logistics Battalion-3 from Marine Corps Base Hawaii completed their site improvement project for Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the U.S. Army's first forward deployed terminal high altitude area defense unit.

  • Leaders at Osan talk SHARP

    May 3, 2015

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and for senior leaders at Osan Air Base there is no higher priority than preventing sexual harassment and assault within the ranks.

  • IMCOM region director visits Sung-nam golf course

    May 3, 2015

  • DES Chief appreciates KNP partners

    May 1, 2015

    Ricky Oxendine, Chief of the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan (Area II) Directorate of Emergency Services, (DES) shows his gratitude with a scroll of appreciation to the members of the Korean National Police (KNP), whom he has kept close partnership with for his time in the garrison. The KNP and the Area II DES has been cooperating through various measures by means of providing patrols to the Itaewon province, giving support to each other as military police and government police and overall, working together as a team to extinguish crime in Area II.

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

    May 1, 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.

  • 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.

  • U.S., South Korean Soldiers perform cold load operations

    Apr 30, 2015

    Soldiers, from Company B, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a cold load training exercise in support of their Republic of Korea army counterparts from the 603rd Air Assault Battalion at LZ, a northern part of TTA TOM, April 21.

  • 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.

  • 'Futurist' predicts Far East challenges for expeditionary Army

    Apr 30, 2015

    Cyber, electronic warfare and anti-satellite operations are just a few of the threats facing the United States in the Pacific, said a "futurist," who spoke recently at the Pentagon.

  • 1st BSTB holds memorial ceremony in honor of fallen Soldier

    Apr 29, 2015

    Soldiers gathered April 27 at Camp Hovey, South Korea, to pay respects to Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Charles Perry, who died April 22.

  • Corps employee saves canine from watery demise

    Apr 29, 2015

    Scooby, a boxer-breed dog, fell through thawing ice on the Eagle River April 18 near Anchorage leading her frantic owner to call for help. Luckily, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District employee Mike MacMillan, project manager in the Humanitarian Assistance Program, was home to answer the call from his neighbor in distress.

  • McHugh: Soldiers are diplomats in camo

    Apr 28, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh met with Soldiers, of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 25, to discuss the important role they perform when partnering with international allies.

  • Japan honors America's heroes

    Apr 28, 2015

    His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery to honor America's fallen.

  • U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks celebrates National Medical Laboratory Week

    Apr 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks USAHC-SB) Medical Laboratory Department held an open house on April 23, 2015 in support of National Medical Laboratory Week, April 19-25, 2015. The event was held for staff members to participate and learn about their mission within the clinic. Those who attended the activities enjoyed refreshments while supporting one of the ancillary clinics who expertly serve the Schofield Barracks beneficiaries.

  • Warrior Brigade aids JROTC 'Adventure Challenge'

    Apr 27, 2015

    WAIANAE, Hawaii -- Soldiers assigned 25th Infantry Division volunteered to assist with the evaluation process during the Annual Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Waianae Adventure Challenge (WAC) at the Pililaau Army Recreation Center and Albert Silva Ranch, in Waianae, on April 17-19.

  • PRMC holds High Reliability Organization Summit

    Apr 27, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) held its High Reliability Organization (HRO) Summit, April 23-24, 2015, at the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. The summit was hosted by the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General and was focused on the U.S. Army Medical Command's (MEDCOM) goals of being the world's leader in high reliability healthcare and creating an effective culture of safety.

  • Boy Scouts starts tradition to honor WWII generals

    Apr 26, 2015

    U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army Garrison-Okinawa, 10th Support Group (Regional), with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program, joined efforts with the Single Marine Program, American and Japanese Boy Scouts and Japanese citizens to help clean up the Lt. Gen. Simon B. Buckner, Jr. memorial site 18 April, located in Itoman City.

  • Arnn students showcase their projects at annual science fair

    Apr 24, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 24, 2015) -- Students from Arnn Elementary School presented their science projects and inventions to Soldiers from the 78th Signal Battalion during the school's annual science fair April 17 held inside the school's gymnasium.

  • 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.

  • Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks recognizes provider for patient safety

    Apr 23, 2015

    Maj. Maureen Giorio, 2nd Brigade (BDE) Soldier Centered Medical Home Officer in Charge (OIC), received recognition for identifying the need for an established standardized procedures in regards to the Sole Provider Program, a program aimed at improving patient safety when complex medication requirements arise. Giorio was presented a certificate from Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and a coin from Col. Pete Eberhardt, U.S. Army Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks Commander, on behalf of the clinic.

  • Task Force Talon welcomes new commander

    Apr 23, 2015

    Soldiers, family members and friends joined together in front of the 36th Wing Headquarters to bid farewell to Lt. Col Clyde Cochrane, Task Force Talon Commander (out-going) and welcome Lt. Col. Jeff Slown, Task Force Talon Commander (in-coming), during a change of command ceremony, April 14.

  • 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)

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