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  • 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.

  • Foreign Area Officers learn from the experts at Monterey language school

    Feb 1, 2016

    It takes cooperation to solve international problems such as Ebola in Liberia, the Syrian refugee crisis, island disputes in the South China Sea or how best to deal with ISIL, but Foreign Area Officers are up to the task.

  • Innovative broadening opportunity develops Pacific's future strategic leaders

    Feb 1, 2016

    Thirty-four top-performing military leaders from 18 organizations across the Pacific theater embraced the honor associated with the Hawaiian value of leadership as they gathered on Oahu in January to kick off the FY16 Young Alaka'i leader development program, in-stride broadening opportunity designed to prepare them to succeed together as tomorrow's strategic leaders.

  • Japanese students participate in job shadow program

    Jan 31, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 1, 2016) --Two local junior high school students from Shincho Junior High School in Sagamihara City, job shadowed employees Jan. 14 to 15, from U.S. Army Garrison Japan.

  • 19th Human Resources Company: U.S. Soldier's Gateway to Korea

    Jan 29, 2016

    DAEGU, South Korea -- Every single United States Soldier and U.S. mail package entering the Korean Peninsula passes through the gateway of 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's 19th Human Resources Company.

  • USAG Japan prepares community for natural disasters

    Jan 28, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 28, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted the "It Takes a Community" forum Jan. 22 at the Camp Zama Community Club.

  • Partnering for leadership

    Jan 28, 2016

    Maj. Gen. William Hickman, U.S. Army Central's, USARCENT, deputy commanding general-operations, and USARCENT captains partnered with officers from the Kuwaiti 35th Armored Brigade for a leader professional development conference at the 35th Brigade headquarters, Jan. 25. The leaders learned about the Battle of the Bridges, a battle at the beginning of Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait 25 years ago, and the part the 35th Bde. played in the battle as a way to show the history and pride the Kuwaiti Servicemembers have in their unit.

  • Pro Bowlers Draft at Wheeler

    Jan 28, 2016

    Partnered with the NFL, ESPN and USAA, Garrison, and the 25th Infantry Division hosted the 2016 Pro Bowl Draft in the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade's hangers on Wheeler Army Airfield, Jan. 28. The draft party brought Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guard Personnel, family and friends together with the best NFL players in the country to celebrate the draft of this year's Pro Bowl teams.

  • The 2016 Pro Bowl Draft hosted on Wheeler Army Airfield

    Jan 28, 2016

    The 25th Infantry Division in conjunction with U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, hosted the 2016 Pro Bowl Draft in the hangars of the 25th CAB on Wheeler Army Airfield, Jan. 27. "Since 2011, USAA has been the official military appreciation sponsor of the NFL," stated Maj. Gen. Ret. Jason Kamiya, USAA Senior Vice President of Contact Center and Regional Strategy. "Using that platform we launched the "Salute the Service" Campaign, which brings the NFL to military servicemen and women and vice versa."

  • Corps Teams with Army Divers to Conduct Structural Study of Historic Seaplane Ramps

    Jan 28, 2016

    The U.S. Army's 7th Dive Detachment just completed a dive survey for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District in support of a Navy Dept. financed structural study of the historic Seaplane Ramps at Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) on Kaneohe Bay. The study, being conducted in-house by the District, provided an opportunity for the Corps to partner with the Army's 7th Dive Detachment, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, which conducted the two day underwater site survey this week.

  • 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.

  • Yongsan Leaders: Mentorship Key To Success

    Jan 27, 2016

    Seoul, South Korea -- Soldiers assigned to Yongsan, South Korea, participated in a January 21, mentorship mixer -- a function that aimed to pair Soldiers with senior leaders, who could share their experience of navigating through a military career.

  • Dragon Brigade Welcomes New Enlisted Leader to Osan

    Jan 27, 2016

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- The command sergeant major of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Command Sgt. Maj. Jose Villarreal handed off the brigade colors for the last time to the new command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric McCray during a change of responsibility ceremony held in the Osan Air Base Enlisted Club, Jan. 27, 2016.

  • Sustainer Grill evaluated for the 'Super Bowl' of Food Service

    Jan 26, 2016

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA-- The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's Sustainer Grill competed for the Department of the Army's premier culinary specialist award, the Philip A. Connelly Award, Jan 20.

  • Soldiers learn Korean culture for deployment

    Jan 26, 2016

    With help from some local universities, Soldiers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team may avoid some common cultural pitfalls during the brigade's nine-month deployment to South Korea.

  • Lightning Support prepared to sustain, support 25th ID exercise

    Jan 26, 2016

    25th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers conducted a Rehearsal of Concept Drill at Wheeler Gulch, Jan. 21. The drill was intended to brief Soldiers on the upcoming Lightning Forge exercise they have been preparing for since early October.

  • Tripler Soldiers provide medical support to U.S. Army Reserve Pacific Command

    Jan 25, 2016

    On January 9, 2016, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Soldiers supported the U.S. Army Reserve Pacific Command Support Unit during an M16 qualification range training at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • POD's Gary Kitkowski named to Federal Senior Executive Service

    Jan 25, 2016

    Gary Kitkowski has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service by the Secretary of the Army and selected for the position of director of Regional Business for the Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • The Kwajalein Hourglass - Community Newspaper

    Jan 23, 2016

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

  • As chapel nears completion chaplain and community cheer

    Jan 22, 2016

    One critical aspect of any military installation is a space that allows for service members to exercise their freedom of religion. For a military city, greater numbers and diversity demand more than just a single space. The first of four new chapels is nearing completion, and is slated to be put into use by mid-2016.

  • 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's Chaplain Assistant recognized as best on Korean Peninsula

    Jan 22, 2016

    DAEGU, South Korea-- United States Eighth Army recognized Staff Sgt. Canteen of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command as the Chaplain Assistant, Non-Commissioned Officer at Camp Hovey, 14 Jan.

  • Staying Safe

    Jan 22, 2016

    The commanding general of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Major General Edward F. Dorman III, and the command sergeant major of the 8th TSC, CSM Gregory Binford, gather with the staff directors and command groups that have been critical to the 8th TSC going 1,600 days without a fatal accident.

  • 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.

  • 78th Signal Battalion hosts 2016 MLK Day observance

    Jan 21, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 21, 2016) -- The "Mighty" 78th Signal Battalion hosted Camp Zama's annual observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 14 in the Community Activity Center's auditorium.Center's auditorium.

  • Camp Zama Girl Scouts participates in cultural exchange

    Jan 21, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 21, 2015) -- The Camp Zama Girl Scouts had a busy weekend as they participated in two separate cultural exchange events: skiing and learning how to make Japanese Food, Jan 10 and 11.

  • USARAK Soldiers get SHARP on sexual assault

    Jan 20, 2016

    From beginning to end, the inaugural U.S. Army Alaska NCO SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Awareness and Reporting Program) Summit at the Frontier Theater here Jan. 11 was unfiltered, honest and provided a harsh look at sexual misconduct in the military.

  • Soldiers represent US Army Alaska in Canadian patrolling event

    Jan 20, 2016

    Designed to test Soldiers' stamina and mental resilience, nine U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers attended the third annual Canadian Patrol Concentration, also known as CPC, in Wainwright, Alberta.

  • 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.

  • Sea Dragons celebrate MLK, civil rights pioneer

    Jan 20, 2016

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance 2016 ceremony Jan. 14, 2016, at the Fort Shafter Richardson Theatre.

  • Student wins national geography bee with Harry Potter question

    Jan 20, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 20, 2015) --"Harry catches the train to Hogwarts, at King's Cross Station, in what major European city?" "London," Rushton Kovaleski, fifth-grader at Arnn Elementary School, bravely shouts out for the win! Who knew details from the famous J. K. Rowling's series, "Harry Potter," would gain one student the chance of advancing to compete on the state-level and possible national-level geography bee?

  • Korean Service Corps' conduct mobilization exercise

    Jan 19, 2016

    U.S. Army Korean Service Corps Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command conducted its annual three-day mobilization exercise at the Daegu Mobilization Station located at Daebong Elementary School, Daegu, South Korea, Jan. 12 - 14.

  • Unique federal program cleans tribal lands, creates jobs in Alaska

    Jan 19, 2016

    For nearly 40 years, Wildwood Air Force Station's buildings 100 and 101 stood as abandoned relics of the Department of Defense. Now, the demolition of the facilities and other restorative projects on the same land are providing a local federally recognized native tribe with new opportunities.

  • Soldiers, Marines exercise joint capabilities aboard Army vessel

    Jan 19, 2016

    Exercising their joint capabilities, 8th Theater Sustainment Command mariners partnered with 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Academy Soldiers and Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 463 pilots during inset and extract training off the shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Jan. 11-12.

  • 8th TSC DCE enhances joint operations for USARPAC

    Jan 19, 2016

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command's Defense Coordinating Element (DCE) participated in a weeklong joint training exercise at Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii, to enhance their ability to support U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) in the event of a natural or man-made disaster within the Pacific Rim, Jan. 11-15.

  • 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.

  • Team Osan honors life of MLK

    Jan 17, 2016

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - Airmen and Soldiers from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade participated in a play hosted by 51st Fighter Wing to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Jan. 14, 2016, at the Osan Air Base Theater.

  • Yongsan marches, commemorates Dr. King

    Jan 17, 2016

    USAG YONGSAN, Republic of Korea - Community members of all ages gather for the candelight vigil march and commemoration service at United States Army Garrision Yongsan, Jan. 17.

  • 599th Trans year in review: Brigade resumes booking, navigates changes in 2015

    Jan 15, 2016

    In 2015, the 599th Transportation Brigade assumed additional responsibilities while it adjusted to massive changeover in personnel at the headquarters.

  • Expanded 599th Trans team conducts port ops for Pathways

    Jan 15, 2016

    The 599th Transportation Brigade, headquartered at Wheeler Army Airfield, loaded out elements of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and the U.S. Marine Corps III Marine Expeditionary Force onto the USNS Maj. Stephen W. Pless here Jan. 5-6 in support of Pacific Pathways 2016 exercises.

  • USACE, Government of Bangladesh develop post-disaster plan

    Jan 15, 2016

    With a population of over 14 million, Dhaka, Bangladesh, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Each year, its population grows with increased urbanization and opportunity. Its crowded streets are often chocked with vehicles and people, leaving very little open space. Urban development continues to occur, with buildings regularly increasing in height and new structures popping up overnight. To make things even more challenging, Dhaka sits in a location vulnerable to earthquake.

  • Family readiness leaders prep for South Korea rotation

    Jan 13, 2016

    Family readiness leaders and volunteers, with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are ramping up to ensure Soldiers and Families are prepared and supported during the brigade's nine-month rotation to South Korea.

  • ZAHS receives charter for Japan's first Key Club

    Jan 13, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 14, 2016) -- Zama American High School was officially recognized as home to Japan's first Key Club when Kiwanis International Japan District formally presented the ZAHS Key Club with its charter Jan. 9 during a ceremony in the school's auditorium.

  • Fort Shafter Veterinary Treatment Facility ready to re-open for business

    Jan 11, 2016

    The Fort Shafter Veterinary Treatment Facility, which has been closed for renovations over the past year, is scheduled to re-open for business on January 19, 2016.

  • 25th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers Volunteer at Kahuku High School

    Jan 11, 2016

    More than 30 Soldiers from the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 25th Sustainment Brigade, participated in a campus maintenance project at Kahuku High and Intermediate School, Jan. 9. The project was a chance for troops to give back and get involved with their local community.

  • PACOM's future strategic leaders kick off Young Alaka'i leader development program

    Jan 11, 2016

    Thirty-four proven and selected mid-grade leaders from across the U.S. Pacific Command AOR gather for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command-hosted Young Alaka'i leader development program, Jan. 10-16, 2016.

  • 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.

  • Military Policeman Rescue's Korean Citizen

    Jan 8, 2016

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA -- Staff Sgt. Mckeehan provides emergency medical care in Seoul for Korean citizen injured and unresponsive from scooter accident, Decemeber 2015.

  • Camp Zama Girl Scouts visit Japanese nursing home

    Jan 6, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 6, 2015) -- The Camp Zama Girl Scouting program supports Girl Scouts of all ages living in and around the Camp Zama, Japan community. In addition to offering opportunities for adventure, fun and leadership to the stateside Girl Scout sisters, the Camp Zama Girl Scouting program has a vibrant host-nation program which provides opportunities to make new friends, explore Japan and foster cross-cultural understand.

  • Research consultant named Seattle 'Innovator of the Year'

    Jan 6, 2016

    The Western Regional Medical Command's research consultant was recently recognized for his collaborative efforts in health care during an awards ceremony in Seattle.

  • WRMC researcher discusses health care collaboration with Army, startups

    Jan 6, 2016

    Col. David McCune, research consultant, Western Regional Medical Command, recently had an opportunity to showcase Army medicine's research program during an annual event in Seattle.

  • 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.

  • 25th Combat Aviation Brigade welcomes Soldiers

    Jan 6, 2016

    Soldiers, of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, welcomed Soldiers, of 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and their four AH-64E Apache Guardians on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Jan. 6.

  • New Year's bell-tolling ceremony in South Korea

    Jan 4, 2016

    Community leaders, including the Commanding General of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, rang in the New Year in Gukchae-bosang Memorial Park here at midnight Dec. 31.

  • Clinic offers advice on making healthy lifestyle improvements

    Jan 4, 2016

    Another new year is about to begin and resolutions are being made. Is going on a diet, losing weight and being healthier at the top of your list again or for the first time?

  • Soldiers test robotics on 'battlefield'

    Jan 4, 2016

    Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.

  • Waterborne Soldiers arrive home in time for the holidays

    Dec 30, 2015

    Thirty 545th Transportation Company, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, waterborne Soldiers arrived home just in time for the holidays after completing a six-month deployment to Camp Patriot, Kuwait, Dec. 23.

  • Regional Health Command-Pacific, 2015 in Review

    Dec 30, 2015

    2015 was a monumental year for the Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P); a year filled with transformation, development, growth and recommitment to excellence. The RHC-P will continue to be committed to excellence in the upcoming year.

  • Operation HOMECOMING: Repatriation of American prisoners of war in Vietnam described

    Dec 30, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Throughout the Vietnam War, the Army was concerned with the expeditious return of prisoners-of-war (POWs) and an accounting of those missing-in-action (MIA). The U.S. knew that many of its personnel were being held in dangerous and unhealthy conditions, but North Vietnam released little information about American Servicemen in its POW camps. When Richard Nixon won the U.S. presidency in 1968, he and his secretary of defense announced a diminishing role for the U.S. military in Vietnam.

  • 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.

  • RDECOM-Pacific

    Dec 28, 2015

  • If snowstorm hits, it's 'game on' for garrison

    Dec 27, 2015

    Should a big snowfall hit Warrior Country this winter, Area I's salt-and-sand trucks, snow plows, and bucket loaders are ready to rev into action to get the roads safe and clear early on.

  • 17th Field Artillery Brigade participates in Yama Sakura 69

    Dec 23, 2015

    For the Soldiers of the 17th Field Artillery Brigade, months of hard work and preparation culminate this week with the execution of Yama Sakura 69 from Dec. 5 to Dec. 10, 2015. For the artillery brigade this means, conducting split operations between a team in Japan and the brigade headquarters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • US Army Pacific Seasons Greetings

    Dec 22, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, United States Army Pacific Commanding General, and Command Sgt. Maj. Bryant C. Lambert, USARPAC Command Sergeant Major, addresses USARPAC Soldiers, civilians, and their families during the 2015 Holiday Season.

  • 2015-2016 Holiday Safety Message

    Dec 21, 2015

    I would like to wish every one of you a safe and prosperous holiday season.

  • Winter Holiday Safety Awareness

    Dec 21, 2015

    Happy Holidays to our Soldiers, Civilians, Families and friends. We want to thank you for your steady focus on both your individual and our collective readiness, and for your dedicated service the past year.

  • 557th Military Police Company Wins Command Sgt. Maj. Farley Award

    Dec 21, 2015

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA-- United States Army Pacific recognized 557th Military Police Company, 94th Military Police Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command as the best military policy company in the component command by awarding the Command Sgt. Maj. Farley award at Camp Humphreys, 24 Nov.

  • 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.

  • Senior NCO overcomes medical setback to lead Soldiers

    Dec 20, 2015

    At 44 years old, 1st Sgt. Jon Otis has served in the U.S. Army for half of his life.

  • 19th ESC Culinary Specialists to represent USFK in DA Culinary Competition

    Dec 18, 2015

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA-- Soldiers from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command displayed their culinary talents at the Culinary Arts Competition here on Camp Walker. Army of Korea Culinary Arts Team is preparing for the Department of Defense wide culinary arts competition in Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • 19th ESC Soldiers Master the Command Post of the Future

    Dec 18, 2015

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA--The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command proactively gears up for upcoming U.S. and Republic of Korea combined exercises in 2016 by sending 14 Soldiers to the Command Post of the Future (CPOF) course at the Mission Command Training Center on Camp Henry.

  • Tripler AMC Year in Review: healing heroes, change and innovation

    Dec 18, 2015

    The year 2015 was a year of change, innovation and heroes for the staff and beneficiaries of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC). While there were too many accomplishments to list for publication, these are the TAMC highlights

  • 'The Force Awakens' in Yongsan

    Dec 18, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- While people were still waiting for waiting for it to be released back in the U.S., service members stationed in South Korea were able to see 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Dec. 18, at the Yongsan Garrison Movie Theater's midnight showing. The movie starts off in much the same way as Episode IV does: a droid carrying vital information is discovered by one of main characters of the movie as it is being hunted by storm troopers. The movie continues along this line of parallels, with the journey from desert worlds to green planets, and even a reveal of one of the main character's blood line.

  • ZAHS students take stage with 'SEUSSICAL'

    Dec 17, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 18, 2015) -- Students from Zama American High School's theatre department took the stage to present their rendition of "Seussical"-- a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, based on the children's books of Dr. Seuss-- Dec. 12 and 13 in the school's auditorium.

  • Camp Zama schools reaffirm commitments with military units

    Dec 17, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 18, 2015) -- U.S. Army Japan senior leaders and U.S. Army Garrison Japan school administrators reaffirmed their unit-school commitments to the USAG Japan Adopt-a-School Program by signing charters Nov. 24 at the Camp Zama Community Club.

  • Army, Navy annual flag football game creates great camaraderie

    Dec 17, 2015

    Camp Zama's Army team played the Naval Air Facility Atsugi's team during the annual Army vs. Navy flag football game at Reid Memorial Stadium field on Naval Air Facility Atsugi installation, Dec. 12.

  • 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.

  • Mongolian Chief Medical Officer learns about Army Medicine during visit to Tripler

    Dec 15, 2015

    On Dec. 15, 2015, Lt. Col. Ganchimeg Lkhagvasuren visited Tripler Army Medical Center as part of a week-long visit to Regional Health Command-Pacific. Lt. Col. Ganchimeg learned how Tripler serves its beneficiaries as part of the Army Medicine team.

  • Holiday cheer shared at Christmas story hour

    Dec 15, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Yongsan Garrison Commander Col. Maria Eoff and her husband Mr. Eoff read a selection of Christmas stories to children at the Yongsan Library, Dec. 15. Approximately 100 members of the community, including children and their parents, showed up to the event. Members of the Eighth Army band were also there to play holiday songs for everyone to sing along to. After reading the stories, Col. and Mr. Eoff lead the group in singing "The 12 Days of Christmas," which was soon followed by a warm holiday meal provided by Yongsan Lanes.

  • ZaCSA holiday tour features uniquely decorated homes on Camp Zama

    Dec 13, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 14, 2015) -- Zama Community Spouses' Association hosted a Holiday Parade of Homes tour Dec. 8 with participants touring multiple homes throughout the Camp Zama Community.

  • Annual tree lighting ceremonies held

    Dec 11, 2015

    Area II community members started their holiday season with their annual tree lighting ceremonies held Nov. 30 for Yongsan Garrison and Dec. 4 for K-16.

  • USAG Japan starts holiday season with concert

    Dec 11, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 11, 2015) -- U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted three events Dec. 1, 2 and 4 to start off the winter holiday season at Camp Zama.

  • 19th ESC Soldiers receive Combined Logistics Excellence Award

    Dec 11, 2015

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA--Soldiers and families from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command joined together to recognize the 2015 Combined Logistics Excellence Award winners at the Camp Henry Post Theater.

  • Senior contracting leadership visits Hawaii

    Dec 11, 2015

    Senior contracting leaders from the Army and Air Force visited Hawaii during a command visit to the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility that included stops in Alaska, Korea and Japan.

  • Canadian officer takes deputy position at USARAK

    Dec 11, 2015

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - D-Day. The English Channel. M4 Sherman tanks of Canada's 1st Hussars Tank Regiment -- enshrouded in inflatable flotation screens and motivated by duplex-drive propellers -- sputtered toward the Juno Beach shoreline, fighting the pitching channel waters as much as they would soon grapple with the Nazis.

  • Sea Dragons have a ball while looking back

    Dec 11, 2015

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command held its annual St. Barbara's Day Ball at the Modern Hotel in Honolulu on Friday, Dec. 4.

  • 94th AAMDC Year in Review -- 2015: 10 Years of IAMD Excellence

    Dec 11, 2015

    October 18, 2015 marked the 10-year anniversary since the activation of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Headquarters at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. The "Sea Dragons" have provided 10 years of integrated air and missile defense excellence in the Pacific and continue to set the standard for air and missile defense in the United States Army.

  • Military aviators take off using first AMT course

    Dec 11, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Army has come to a point where deployments and major operations overseas are winding down, and as a result, the force as a whole is shrinking with Soldiers transitioning back into the civilian workforce. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's education center, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade and the South Seattle College have come together and developed a two-month program to help train and certify military aviators before their service has ended. South Seattle College's Aviation Maintenance Technology department presented the first graduation class, 13 people, with certificates of completion during a ceremony Dec. 10 at a 16th CAB hangar on Gray Army Airfield.

  • USAG Japan commander tours local hospital for future use

    Dec 10, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec 10, 2015) -- Col. William B. Johnson and Command Sgt. Maj. Rosalba Dumont-Carrion, commander and command sergeant major of U.S. Army Garrison Japan, respectively, along with Mikio Endo, mayor of Zama City, toured Zama General Hospital Dec. 1 to see construction progress.

  • NFL honors America's heroes on Pearl Harbor anniversary

    Dec 10, 2015

    Several military members were on hand for the NFL Monday Night Football game between the Washington Redskins vs the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 7, 2015.The Washington Redskins continued their tradition of honoring the nation's veterans and active duty military through the team's annual Salute to Service game.

  • Exercise Yama Sakura builds readiness for I Corps

    Dec 10, 2015

    The two-week Yama Sakura 69 exercise kicked off in Osaka, Japan, Dec. 5. The bilateral command post exercise is a key element of the U.S. shift in focus to the Pacific region. It's also one facet of I Corps' mandate to maintain readiness to operate across the Pacific, and globally if called upon.

  • The Army dominates the Navy at the 2015 flag football match

    Dec 10, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- It was a chilly day on Dec. 5, but the excitement of the crowd in the stands was fervent enough for them to forget about the weather. That day marked the 19th Army vs. Navy Flag Football Game at Yongsan Garrison.

  • 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.

  • WRMC welcomes new commander

    Dec 9, 2015

    Major General Thomas R. Tempel Jr. relinquished command of the Western Regional Medical Command to incoming commander Col. Christopher A. Gruber during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Nov. 24.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Rubin dies at 86

    Dec 9, 2015

    Holocaust survivor, Korean War hero and Medal of Honor recipient Tibor Rubin died Dec. 5 of natural causes. The Garden Grove, California, resident was 86 years old when he passed.

  • Army fields streamlined network initialization tool to Korea

    Dec 9, 2015

    Before the Army's mission command and networked tools can be put to work, these advanced capabilities must first be able to communicate with each other.

  • Red Bulls participate in Yama Sakura

    Dec 9, 2015

    The 34th ID continues commitment to U.S.-Japan partnership.

  • CID warns of posting holiday travel plans online

    Dec 9, 2015

    As Soldiers and their families prepare for the holiday season, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, warns that posting travel plans on social media sites makes your home vulnerable to burglary.

  • Korean, Americans enjoy multinational holiday performance

    Dec 8, 2015

    The cheerful sounds of classic American Christmas carols and the thunder of traditional Korean drums filled the Seoul Arts Center Dec. 6 as musicians from two nations performed for a crowd of thousands during the eighth Korean-American Friendship Holiday Concert.