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  • The Kwajalein Hourglass - Community Newspaper

    Apr 30, 2016

    The Kwajalein Hourglass is a weekly publication produced by the U.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll Public Affairs Office.

  • Earth Day Celebration, a Flag For All People

    Apr 29, 2016

    Earth Day is an annual event, first celebrated in 1970, and is celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. The events celebrated on April 22 are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection as a "flag for all people". The United States Army first participated in the Earth Day campaign in 1971 and commemorates the events, every year with activities at installations world-wide.

  • USAG Daegu 2016 Installation Volunteer Award Ceremony

    Apr 29, 2016

    The 2016 Installation Volunteer Ceremony was hosted on 21 April at the Evergreen Club on Camp Walker. This event recognized the outstanding devotion, selfless service, dedication and commitment by volunteers to address the needs of the Area Ⅳ community from January to December 2015.

  • Special Forces Soldiers Step into Arena

    Apr 27, 2016

    Twelve Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group stepped into the ring April 15 during Fight Night VIII -- a quarterly combatives competition designed to test their mettle and demonstrate the hand-to-hand combat skills they have learned through the Special Operations Combatives Program.

  • AH-64D Apaches arrive on Oahu

    Apr 27, 2016

    The Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade received their AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters this week from National Guard units across the country. The airframes are being transferred from the National Guard to the active duty Army as part of the Aviation Restructure Initiative in an effort to cut costs in Army Aviation and to fill the mission capability gap left by the retirement of the OH-58D Kiowa Reconnaissance Helicopter.

  • National Guard Apaches transferred to Oahu

    Apr 27, 2016

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Soldiers and civilians tirelessly worked to move 24 AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters from multiple National Guard units across the United States to Honolulu from Oct. 2015 to April 2016. The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Pacific Command, Army National Guard Bureau personnel and PASHA, a civilian shipping company, combined efforts to transfer these aircraft to active duty Army units as part of the Aviation Restructure Initiative to help cut Army Aviation costs and replace the mission capability of the retired OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Reconnaissance Helicopter.

  • 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.

  • Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Not in the Sea Dragon Ohana

    Apr 26, 2016

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command gathered April 1, and again on April 22, at the Hickam Beach, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii to show their support for April 2016 as sexual assault awareness and prevention month (SAAPM).

  • Where there is a will, PREMIER Soldiers will find a way

    Apr 26, 2016

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- Individuals have their own personal and professional goals they want to achieve or exceed in their lifetime, no matter how big or small.

  • IMCOM- Pacific senior leaders impressed from tour of installations

    Apr 26, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 27) - Dr. Christine Altendorf and Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy D. Hockenberry, director and command sergeant major of Installation Management Command - Pacific, respectively, visited Camp Zama April 22 during a tour of installations and received an overview of how USAG Japan operates on a day-to-day basis.

  • 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.

  • 1st Signal Brings STEM to SAES

    Apr 25, 2016

    USAG-Yongsan, SOUTH KOREA -- Soldiers from the 1st Signal Brigade welcomed students from the Seoul American Elementary School to a week-long interactive exhibit supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics here beginning April 18. This year's fifth annual STEM Week gave students an opportunity to get a hand-on experience with the Army's latest communications equipment.

  • I Corps to host transitions virtual town hall

    Apr 25, 2016

    On April 27th I Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston will bring in experts from around Joint Base Lewis-McChord and I Corps to answer questions about transitions out of the Army and what 'Soldier of Life' means. Experts will also be ready to answer questions concerning out process procedures in place here at I Corps that affect those Soldiers and Family members PCSing. To participate, visit https://www.face.com/1stcorpstownhall on April 27 at 1 p.m.

  • Seeing Alaska through a camera lens: Cold Regions Test Center photographer serves nation, community

    Apr 25, 2016

    In the world of military test and evaluation, test photography can pinpoint the exact fraction of a second a critical piece of equipment failed, allowing the system in question to be made better and stronger. This vital work is even more important--and difficult--in the harsh winters and terrain of U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC). It takes talent and tenacity to achieve the mission, and recently hired test photographer Sebastian Saarloos has earned high plaudits from his fellow rugged professionals.

  • 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.

  • Soldiers and Korean War Veterans Meet in Osan to Discuss War and Resiliency

    Apr 24, 2016

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers travelled to the United Nations First Battle Memorial in Osan, April 23, 2016 to meet with local Korean War veterans to discuss their stories of resiliency and learn more about the Battle of Jukmiryeong and the legacy of Task Force Smith.

  • One Boat, One Beat: Army Ladies Dragon Boat Team Ready to Race

    Apr 22, 2016

    This year, a group of more than 40 dedicated women will take to the azure Okinawan water with one goal in mind -- winning. They call themselves the Army Ladies Dragon Boat Team and their mantra is 'One Boat, One Beat.'

  • Annual school science fair impresses judges

    Apr 22, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2016) - Arnn Elementary hosted its annual science fair April 21 inside the school's gymnasium with students from 2nd through 6th grade presenting and displaying their projects.

  • ZAHS hosts 335 students for Math Field Day

    Apr 22, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2016) - Zama American High School hosted the annual Kanto Plain Math Field Day April 20 at Camp Zama's Community Club. Approximately 335 students from ZAHS and 11 other schools in the Kanto Plain area of Japan competed to show off their knowledge of math.

  • Duty to Intervene

    Apr 22, 2016

    VIDEO: 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team hosted a bystander intervention seminar at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 18-22, 2016, with the theme "Duty to Intervene." There were two classes, a facilitator course to develop bystander intervention instructors for units, and a basic course that gets students thinking on how and why they should intervene in different situations such as sexual assault, suicide and domestic violence.

  • Search and Rescue Soldiers participate in Balikatan 2016

    Apr 22, 2016

    Balikatan means shoulder to shoulder in the Philippine's. That is the goal, the theme, and the point of a series of annual exercises that where held here during April in the Philippines. Balikatan is a series of preparedness exercises that are staged through-out the country incorporating the Armed Forces of the Philippines, US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and the National Guard.

  • Army science advisors connect with Soldiers during South Korean exercise

    Apr 22, 2016

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 22, 2016) -- U.S. Army technology advisors converged for an exercise in South Korea March 7-18 to talk with Soldiers about topics such as combat vehicles, weapons systems, aviation and satellite communications.

  • "One Team" ohana says A hui kaua to USARPAC CoS

    Apr 22, 2016

    After 10 months of serving as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Pacific, the "One Team" family gets ready to say good-bye to Maj. Gen. Christopher Hughes.

  • JSC Advanced Course visit Yokohama North Dock

    Apr 21, 2016

    YOKOHAMA NORTH DOCK, Japan (April 21, 2016)- Forty-nine students from the Japanese Joint Staff College participated in an annual tour of the Watercraft Equipment Base - Yokohama North Dock March 28, led by Lt. Col. Christopher Noe, assigned to the Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia.

  • Intelligence Soldiers focus on humanitarian aid situations and sustainment

    Apr 21, 2016

    Soldiers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command and its subordinate units 8th Military Police Brigade and 130th Engineer Brigade, conducted intelligence exercise Perspicuous Provider April 18-22 at Mission Training Complex -- Hawaii here.

  • US, South Korea Soldiers conduct large-scale river crossing exercise

    Apr 21, 2016

    In the largest exercise of its kind in more than a decade, U.S. and South Korea Soldiers worked together April 8 in a river crossing exercise involving both air and beach assaults, sectional pontoon bridges, helicopters, tanks, boats and many others, to cross the Imjin River.

  • Intelligence Soldiers focus on humanitarian aid situations and sustainment

    Apr 21, 2016

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command and its subordinate units 8th Military Police Brigade and 130th Engineer Brigade, conducted intelligence exercise Perspicuous Provider April 18-22 at Mission Training Complex -- Hawaii here.

  • 599th Trans Bde sponsors stowage training at JBPHH

    Apr 21, 2016

    Imagine your job involves solving three-dimensional jigsaw puzzles with giant, weighted pieces.

  • 599th Trans. Bde. uploads engineers

    Apr 21, 2016

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM, Hawaii -- The 599th Transportation Brigade teamed up to load equipment onto the Motor Vessel Green Bay for the Wolverines of the 523rd Engineer Company here April 20.

  • Sea Dragons Go All In with ASIST

    Apr 20, 2016

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's ready and resilient team (RT2) hosted an applied suicide intervention skills training for trainers (ASIST T4T) five-day workshop at Schofield Barracks, 4-8 April.

  • SMA Dailey Visits Snake Eyes' Soldiers

    Apr 20, 2016

    The Soldiers of the "Snake Eyes" Battalion - 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command were honored by a visit from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, the 15th sergeant major of the Army, to Kadena Air Base on Monday, April 5, 2016. The visit by Dailey was part of his continuing tour of the Pacific region. The visit consisted of an open forum discussion between Dailey and Soldiers on Okinawa, followed by a demonstration of Patriot missile reload operations by Battery D, 1-1 ADA.

  • Army, Boy Scouts Partnership Endures at Torii Station

    Apr 20, 2016

    The U.S. Army and the Boy Scouts of America have a long tradition of providing mutual support since the organization's inception in 1910.

  • Alaska National Guard Soldier breaks stereotypes with style

    Apr 19, 2016

    Sgt. Brianna McMillen is a crew chief with 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, and has served five years in the Alaska Army National Guard. The crew chief seat however, takes a backseat to her true passion: break dancing.

  • Japanese delegation from Ground Systems Research Center visits TARDEC

    Apr 19, 2016

    A Japanese delegation from the Ground Systems Research Center came to TARDEC on March 3-4, 2016, for an ongoing working group meeting for the Hybrid Electric Propulsion Project Arrangement (PA) between the United States and Japan. Dr. Paul Rogers provided Dr. Yamaguchi, the new Joint Steering Committee (JSC) Co-Chair and director of GSRC, and Dr. Shumira, the Joint Working Group Co-chair and director of Mobility Research Division, a demonstration of TARDEC's organic capabilities to include the Prototype Integration Facility, Ground Systems Power and Energy Lab, and Ground Vehicle Simulation Lab. Click the Flickr link to see more photos!

  • I Corps Pacific Pathways brings partner nations stateside to enhance readiness

    Apr 19, 2016

    This summer, for the first time, a Pacific Pathways iteration will involve bringing nations from the Pacific region to the United States to engage in exercises Tiger Balm, Arctic Anvil, and Rising Thunder.

  • Honolulu District Ohana Celebrates 111th Anniversary of Founding With Sunrise Hike to Makapu'u Light

    Apr 19, 2016

    Led by Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Christopher Crary, District Deputy Commander Brennan Wallace, and Pacific Ocean Division Command Sgt. Maj. Yolanda Tate, more than 25 District teammates, friends and families and Pacific Ocean Division employees, hiked to Oahu's Makapu'u Lighthouse to view the sunrise on April 15 in celebration of the 111th anniversary of the District's founding. The Corps' history in Hawaii and the Pacific began in 1905 when Lt. John Slattery became the District's first commander. His original mission was to construct lighthouses for navigation, like Makapu'u.

  • Japanese Joint Staff College students visit Yokohama North Dock

    Apr 18, 2016

    Students from the Japanese Joint Staff College toured the Watercraft Equipment Base - Yokohama North Dock in Yokahama, Japan, March 28.

  • Alaska Aviation Task Force expands Army Aviation capability

    Apr 18, 2016

    It was a cool April morning and the Arctic Falcons of U.S. Army Alaska Aviation Task Force were hard at work, as CH-47 Chinooks, UH-60 Blackhawks and AH-64 Apaches checked systems in preparations for lift-off -- a typical day for Army aviation in Alaska.

  • Regional Health Command - Pacific holds Strategic Offsite summit

    Apr 18, 2016

    On April 18, 2016, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commanding General, Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P), kicked off the 2016 Strategic Offsite summit. In his opening remarks, Brig. Gen. Sargent addressed the audience, emphasizing to attendees that the region is the foundation towards delivery of healthcare in a joint environment.

  • 599th NCOY brings determination to the force

    Apr 18, 2016

    Winner of the 599th Transportation Brigade Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition is a transporter who works in the headquarters' Command Operations Center here.

  • Army divers conduct underwater demolition training

    Apr 18, 2016

    U.S. Army divers with 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted underwater demolition training April 12-14 at Puuloa Range Complex off the coast of Iroquois Point, Hawaii.

  • Soldiers March Up Namsan in Seoul

    Apr 18, 2016

    Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Eighth Army conduct a foot march up Namsan in Seoul, South Korea Apr. 19, 2016 as part of a multi-day event called a "commander's on-site." During the event, senior leaders conduct various informational meetings and break out sessions to better serve their units.

  • 19th ESC Forward Command Post Stands Strong through Team Effort

    Apr 17, 2016

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA -- Soldiers of the headquarters and headquarters company, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command are known for taking care of Team 19 using administrative skills in an office setting. However, the fighting Eagles showcased their tactical capabilities by establishing a robust forward command post during 19th ESC's two-week combined training exercise.

  • Dragon Brigade Crowns 'Best Warriors' in Peninsula-Wide Competition

    Apr 17, 2016

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Officers, noncommissioned officers, junior Soldiers and Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army competed in the 2016 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Best Warrior Competition held at several installations across the Korean Peninsula, April 11-15, 2016.

  • Soldiers express themselves through a creative short video

    Apr 15, 2016

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash.--Some servicemembers have difficulty expressing themselves to family and friends due to civilian and military lifestyle differences. This can sometimes negatively impact a relationship.

  • USARAK Welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Apr 15, 2016

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Gardner relinquished responsibility for U.S. Army Alaska to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Ferrusi in a change of responsibility ceremony at Hangar 1, Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson, April 14.

  • I Corps hosts second annual JLAPS

    Apr 14, 2016

    Approximately 100 leaders from Joint Base Lewis-McChord had the chance to hear from a special guest speaker during the second annual Junior Leader Army Profession Symposium April 13.

  • Bravo Bulldogs, 1-1 ADA Take a Bite out of the 18th Wing MRE

    Apr 13, 2016

    Known as the "Hub of Pacific Air Power", the 18th Wing stationed on Okinawa's Kadena Air Base is the Air Force's largest combat wing. The 18,000 military and civilians on Kadena make up a world-class combat ready team with numerous missions and functions, which all rely on each other to fulfill a complex and vital role in the region.

  • Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army visits post

    Apr 13, 2016

    Gen. Dalbir Singh, the chief of army staff of the Indian Army, visited Fort Benning April 8 to learn about the Maneuver Center of Excellence's mission and how the U.S. Army develops, trains and educates its Soldiers.

  • Educators and Soldiers Share a Common Desire

    Apr 13, 2016

    MILILANI, Hawaii -- Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are taught to children at a very young age; those same skills play a vital role in every U.S. Army job field.

  • DACOWITS visits JBLM to assess gender integration, mentorship of female service members

    Apr 13, 2016

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Defense Committee on Women in the Services kicked off its tour of 13 different military installations April 5, starting at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

  • Eighth Army hosts SHARP leadership panel discussion

    Apr 13, 2016

    In an effort to remove what senior leaders consider a major threat to Army readiness, Eighth Army hosted a Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention leadership panel discussion at the Dragon Hill Lodge April 6.

  • India army CoS visits I Corps at JBLM

    Apr 12, 2016

  • Regional Health Command-Pacific Soldiers compete in 2016 Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 12, 2016

    On April 2-7, 2016, a total of 14 non-commissioned officers (NCO) and junior enlisted Soldiers from around Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) competed in the 2016 Best Warrior Competition at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), Hawaii and on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Yongsan kicks off SHARP Month

    Apr 11, 2016

    More than 100 Soldiers and Civilians from Eighth Army and the Yongsan Garrison gathered to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with a ceremony at South Post Chapel April 4.

  • Area I moving to boost Soldier college sign-ups

    Apr 11, 2016

    Warrior Country leaders are mounting a drive to boost Soldier enrollment in college courses. The campaign, now in its start-up stages, will look to encourage Soldiers -- junior enlisted and noncommissioned officers alike, to sign up for college courses, said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Berry, the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I's senior enlisted leader.

  • Cav Soldiers go green for community projects

    Apr 11, 2016

    Soldiers are working with city leaders and community members in Dongducheon City, South Korea, on a host of civic and environmental projects.

  • Army's top enlisted leader stresses importance of SHARP during visit to South Korea

    Apr 11, 2016

    Not much appears to be going on in the tan building with the white numbers "360" here, but inside, the rooms are completely devoted to one complex issue in the Army: Sexual Harassment /Assault Response and Prevention.

  • Wyoming National Guard leaves impression on South Korea

    Apr 11, 2016

    The Wyoming Army National Guard's 197th Public Affairs Detachment returned to Cheyenne March 18, after a two-week exercise in South Korea, where the soldiers plugged into a computer simulated war.

  • JRC mission critical to ensuring Balikatan success

    Apr 10, 2016

    CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines - Transporting thousands of personnel from different countries to one location in a short amount time is no easy feat. Accordingly, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines work together with the Philippine Air Force at the Joint Reception Center located, at Clark Air Base in Angeles City, Philippines, to integrate more than 2,500 military personnel for the upcoming 2016 Balikatan exercise April 4-14.

  • SMA engages with Camp Zama Soldiers during visit

    Apr 8, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 08, 2016) - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey, 15th sergeant major of the Army, visited Camp Zama April 5 to engage with Soldiers.

  • MEDDAC-Japan Goes Tobacco Free

    Apr 8, 2016

    BG Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic (MEDDAC-Japan) continues its commitment to beneficiaries as a System for Health in support of the 2020 Department of Defense (DOD) goal for creating tobacco free workforce and installations.

  • Air Defender Uses ASAP for Positive Lifestyle Change

    Apr 8, 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 Public Affairs Officer.

  • Gobi Wolf 2016 tests humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities in Mongolia

    Apr 8, 2016

    ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia - United States Army Pacific soldiers joined an international team to conduct an earthquake-readiness exercise in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia April 4-8. Exercise Gobi Wolf 2016 was a civil-military disaster preparedness and response initiative focused on regional readiness in response to natural and man-made disasters.

  • Gobi Wolf 2016 tests humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities in Mongolia

    Apr 8, 2016

    ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia -- United States Army Pacific soldiers joined an international team to conduct an earthquake-readiness exercise in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia April 4-8.

  • US, ROK air defenders demonstrate resolve during major command post exercise

    Apr 7, 2016

    "We have a volley!" was a common phrase heard on Osan Air Base this month, but it had nothing to do with the sport of volleyball. Instead, it was the phrase used to announce the launch of a simulated tactical ballistic missile (TBM) by Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command. The 94th AAMDC located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii deployed a robust contingent of personnel to the Republic of Korea (ROK) this month to take part in Key Resolve 2016. Key Resolve is a major annual command post exercise that highlights the commitment of the U.S. and ROK militaries to the defense of the ROK and maintaining regional stability.

  • SMA marks first Korea visit in two decades

    Apr 7, 2016

    As the UH-60 Black Hawk prepared for final approach at the Camp Casey helipad, 15th Sgt. Major of the Army Daniel Dailey pressed his intercom button and let out a wistful groan, followed by a comment to no one in particular. "This is where I lived," he said, "this was my home."

  • Alaska governor proclaims April JROTC Month

    Apr 7, 2016

    Fairbanks, Alaska. (March 30, 2016) -- Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs across Alaska were recently recognized by Alaska Governor Bill Walker with an executive proclamation naming April JROTC Month.

  • Indian Army general pays tribute at Arlington National Cemetery

    Apr 7, 2016

    Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington, and U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn hosted Gen. Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff, Indian Army, during an Army Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, April 7, 2016.

  • Indian Army chief discuss military-to-military engagements with CSA

    Apr 7, 2016

    Gen. Dalbir Singh, who serves as chief of staff of India's army, arrived in Washington, D.C., Thursday, to meet with Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley and other members of the Army staff here to discuss, among other things, further development of relations between the two armies.

  • Eighth Army Hosts Transformation Townhall

    Apr 7, 2016

    With the majority of U.S. military personnel in South Korea scheduled to relocate south of Seoul over the next few years, there are many unanswered questions. Eighth Army Commander Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal set out to answer some of those questions April 6 by hosting a Transformation Townhall for Area II.

  • Army, Okinawans Come Together for Sacred Site Cleanup

    Apr 7, 2016

    Torii Station community relations personnel work closely with the local wards to ensure that these sites are accessible to families and coordinate joint efforts like the sacred site cleanup.

  • South Korean military cadets train with Ironhorse Soldiers before West Point competition

    Apr 7, 2016

    South Korean cadets, along with aspiring military officers from more than 11 other countries, will compete against the best U.S. cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, April 28.

  • 837th Trans. Bn. supports major exercise while conducting real-world mission

    Apr 6, 2016

    Operational tempo was extremely high at the 837th Transportation Battalion's home port of Pier 8 here March 6-9 to help stand up the Combined Seaport Coordination Center for Exercise Key Resolve 2016.

  • 593rd ESC signal Soldiers validate capabilities

    Apr 5, 2016

  • 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.

  • 35th CSSB Soldiers deploy for combat training

    Apr 5, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 6, 2016) - Soldiers from 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion's 623rd Movement Control Team deployed April 1 to the Combat Training Center in Fort Polk, La.

  • Special Forces support Soldiers participate in sling-load operations

    Apr 4, 2016

    Dozens of support Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, participated in sling-load operations, March 30, to stay tactically and technically sharp on the procedure, which is a staple in providing Soldiers in combat the beans and bullets required to win on the ground.

  • 19k attend Camp Zama's 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival

    Apr 4, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 04, 2016) - Camp Zama hosted its 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival April 2 at Yano Field and around the installation. The annual, open-post event - a celebration of pink and white flowers blooming from hundreds of Cherry Blossom tress around Camp Zama - drew a total of 19,627 participants, according to Camp Zama's Directorate of Emergency Services.

  • Tankers learn to navigate urban terrain

    Apr 4, 2016

    Tankers took time during gunnery training to rehearse movement and maneuvers in an urban environment, setting up traffic control points and reacting to sniper fire and improvised explosive devices.

  • For female CSM, humility, mentoring is key to leadership

    Apr 4, 2016

    As a young girl growing up on the streets of "South-side Chicago," at 59th Street and Peoria Street, Adrianne learned at an early age what wrong and right looked like.

  • Students learn the evacuation procedure during active shooter exercise

    Apr 4, 2016

    Camp Zama, JAPAN (April 4) - The Camp Zama Directorate of Emergency Services' Provost Marshal Office, conducted an active shooter and evacuation exercise March 31 at Arnn Elementary School.

  • National Guard and State Defense Force participate in Alaska Shield 2016

    Apr 4, 2016

    The exercise included a mock plane crash in the North Slope Borough due to a cyber-attack. Upon request for support from the state, Guardsmen responded by providing transportation, security, shelter and medical support to the simulated plane crash carrying 61 passengers in the vicinity of Barrow.

  • U.S., ROK Mine Countermeasure Crews Train Together During Foal Eagle

    Apr 4, 2016

    The U.S. and the Republic of Korea (ROK) navies completed combined mine countermeasures training as part of exercise Foal Eagle 2016.

  • MPs Take Part in Ghost 2016

    Apr 4, 2016

    Alaska Army National Guard Military Police take a few days away from their critical site security mission to validate their Soldier leadership skills during Operation Ghost, March 8-11.

  • Take back our Army

    Apr 4, 2016

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month at the Carey Theater with an educational performance featuring Janine DiVita, a Broadway actress, and several JBLM Soldiers April 1, 2016.

  • AFMO Campaign is About Financial Accountability across All Personnel

    Apr 4, 2016

    The Military Deputy for Budget to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller) visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 13-16 in an effort to promote the Army Financial Management Optimization Campaign Plan and gain a better understanding of how I Corps is building readiness to support the Chief of Staff of the Army's priority for readiness.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Fort DeRussy Beach Area for Earth Month 2

    Apr 2, 2016

    More than 50 volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with local JROTC students and others to clean up Fort DeRussy beach and berm April 2 as part of Earth Month 2016.

  • 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.

  • Guardian Battalion Teams with Aviators during Resupply Training

    Mar 31, 2016

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea --Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment partnered with aviators from B Company, 2-2 Assault Helicopter Battalion, during sling load training, March 30, 2016, at Camp Carroll, South Korea.

  • Take back our Army 


    Mar 31, 2016

    This is our Army. It's time to stop pointing the finger at "them" as the status quo, and it's time to stop "passing the buck" when bad things happen. Our Soldiers deserve better and the American people expect more. We are either the solution, or part of the problem.

  • Ironhorse Rangers train for elite Best Ranger Competition

    Mar 30, 2016

    Two Fort Hood, Texas-based Army officers serving in South Korea are training for one of the Army's toughest, most elite competitions.

  • Ironhorse officer turns to Taekwondo in Korea

    Mar 30, 2016

    To set an example and to connect with his deceased father, one commissioned officer is taking on the challenge of earning his black belt again in Taekwondo after a 20-year break.

  • For female CSM, humility, mentoring is key to leadership

    Mar 30, 2016

    As a young girl growing up on the streets of "South-side Chicago," at 59th Street and Peoria Street, Adrianne learned at an early age what wrong and right looked like.

  • Hospital opening is city's dream come true

    Mar 30, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 31, 2016) -- Camp Zama leaders attended an opening ceremony for Zama General Hospital March 26 in Zama, Japan.

  • Defexpo India to boost ties with US, foreign military partners

    Mar 30, 2016

    Army Materiel Command's senior leader Gen. Dennis L. Via attended India's annual defense exposition to further define and help strengthen U.S. ties with India and other nations, March 28-31.

  • Tropic Lightning sustainers train with past

    Mar 30, 2016

    Sustainment leaders from across the 25th Infantry Division gathered at the Mission Training Complex, here, March 23, to take part in a Virtual Staff Ride and discussion group that will help them better train their Soldiers. The VSR is a computer-based program that envisions a virtual study of a battle or significant event and is used to help Soldiers learn from past mistakes so that they can implement it into their training.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest

    Mar 29, 2016

    A Soldier and two family members won 10 awards between the three of them in the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest. Hosted annually by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, the contest received 2,509 entries, from which 14 first, second and third-place winners were selected, along with 23 honorable mentions.

  • Local educator named 'District Teacher of the Year'

    Mar 28, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 28, 2016) - Benjamin Kolodziej, gifted education teacher, was named "District Teacher of the Year" for 2016-2017 by U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity-Pacific's Japan District March 21 at Arnn Elementary on the Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation.