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  • Rocket Battalion lights up the sky

    Jul 22, 2014

    CHEOLWON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a Field Training Exercise June 6 -- 20 at Rocket Valley, near Cheolwon, South Korea.

  • Humphreys Soldiers attend Battle of Cheonan ceremony

    Jul 22, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A contingent of Soldiers from here joined Cheonan city officials for a ceremony commemorating the 64th Anniversary of the Battle of Cheonan, July 6. Cheonan is a city located about 30 minutes south of here. The annual event, hosted by the Cheonan Chapter of the Korea Freedom Federation, honors the Korean and American Soldiers who fought and died during the July 7-8, 1950, battle. Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys and 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion attended and participated in the ceremony.

  • South Korean troops participate in CBRN exercise

    Jul 21, 2014

    Soldiers from the Republic of Korea Army participated in Exercise Atropian Phoenix at this Mojave Desert training facility this week.

  • Lt. Col. Christopher Crary Becomes 69th Honolulu District Commander

    Jul 21, 2014

    Lt. Col. Christopher W. Crary became the 69th commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District in a military ceremony held July 17 on Fort Shafter, Hawaii's Palm Circle parade field.

  • Warrior Friendship Week day three

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division celebrate Warrior Friendship Week on Camp Casey, South Korea. The week kicked off with a three-mile division run, followed by a day full of sporting events and friendly competition all leading to the division semifinals and finals that will determine the winners for each sport. Warrior Friendship Week is a long-standing tradition that continues to build unit cohesion and strengthen the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States.

  • Leisure: Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

    Jul 21, 2014

    Jeju Island, South Korea -- Some Soldiers stash their leave for a big trip home to see Family and friends, hometowns and old haunts. Others use it to explore new places. 1st Sgt. Willie Vines, hailing from Dallas, gets the best of both worlds.

  • Warrior Friendship Week Finale

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division celebrate Warrior Friendship Week on Camp Casey, South Korea. The week kicked off with a three-mile division run, followed by three days full of sporting events and friendly competition all leading up to the division finals where the 210th Field Artillery Brigade dominated the competition and took first place. Warrior Friendship Week is a long-standing tradition that continues to build unit cohesion and strengthen the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States.

  • Camp Zama's youth participate in a summer musical program

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 22, 2014) -- Several of Camp Zama youth members participated in the "Summer Rock Music Program" held from June 27 to July 17at the Camp Zama Youth Center, here.

  • Soldiers Compete in the Thunder Fitness Challenge

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 100 Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the Thunder Fitness Challenge July 9, 2014 on Camp Casey. To qualify for the competition the Soldiers must have scored 270 or above on the Army Physical Fitness Test prior to the competition. During the event the Soldiers completed five events that tested them both physically and mentally. The fitness challenge included the push-up event for two minutes, the sit-up event for two minutes, the pull-up event for 10 repetitions, the dip event for 20 repetitions, and a three-mile run in 22 minutes or less.

  • SAMC Hawaii supports local youth track club, shows commitment to community

    Jul 18, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- They're easy to spot at Army formals; the poster-perfect, squared-away noncommissioned officers with those distinct powder-blue ribbon-held medallions hanging around their necks. But the character of Sergeant Audie Murphy Club members exceeds their professional appearance, as they live their motto -- Lead from the Front -- throughout their units and local communities.

  • Japanese encephalitis vaccine a must for Asian residents/visitors

    Jul 17, 2014

    Mosquitoes all over the globe carry and spread some of the most debilitating diseases known to man, and do so in a manner that's often difficult to predict with any kind of certainty. These vector-borne diseases can cause serious illness or can be fatal. Some of these diseases, such as Japanese encephalitis (JE), have the potential to cause extensive brain damage, which may result in seizures, paralysis, weakness, neurologic or psychiatric problems. JE has no specific treatment if contracted.

  • Army Okinawa FMWR host "Margaritaville"

    Jul 17, 2014

    OKINAWA, Japan (July 18, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Okinawa Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted July 4 the 2014 Torii Beach summer music event themed "Margaritaville" at Torii Beach, Okinawa, here.

  • Soldiers kick it at Taekwondo camp

    Jul 15, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Taewondo is a much beloved form of traditional martial arts that combines various acts of agility with incredible speed and powerful kicks. Since the year 2000, Taekwondo has become one of the official games in the Olympics.

  • Sustaining the readiness and training in the Republic of Korea

    Jul 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army recently deployed its first two rotational units to the Korean Theater of Operations. Their operational readiness, and the readiness of warfighting units already on the peninsula, is paramount and is a major focus of logisticians throughout the theater as we focus on our ability to "fight tonight."

  • Tripler hosts People's Republic of China members during visit

    Jul 15, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (center-left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano (center-right), PRMC and TAMC Senior Enlisted Advisor, hosted Senior Captain Sun Tao (center), People's Republic of China, People's Liberation Army (Navy), along with 60 medical staff during a medical capabilities exchange July 8, 2014 at TAMC following a U.S. envoy tour of the Peace Ark.

  • Blue Geronimo inducts Honorary Command Sergeant Major

    Jul 15, 2014

    Born and raised in Kansas City, Kan., Command Sgt. Maj. Bernie Knight, retired, served four years in the Marine Corps before enlisting in the Army in 1987 as an infantry rifleman.

  • Soldiers participate in Eighth Army Best Medic Competition 2014

    Jul 15, 2014

    Soldiers participate in Eighth Army Best Medic Competition 2014

  • 19th ESC Soldiers test new tent, prep for Ulchi-Freedom Guardian

    Jul 15, 2014

    Soldiers from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command tested out the newly released airbeam shelter for the first time, from June 30 to July 3, 2014, at Daegu, South Korea, in preparation for upcoming Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercise.

  • Battalions of 1st Signal Brigade conduct 'fiber university' training

    Jul 14, 2014

    The 36th Signal Battalion and 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the 1st Signal Brigade conducted joint fiber optics training at Camp Humphreys, South Korea July 8-11.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center participates in RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 14, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) sits atop the Moanaloa Ridge nestled between U.S. hospital ship USNS Mercy (right) (T-AH 19) and Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) hospital ship Peace Ark (left) (T-AH 886) as seen from the shore at Ford Island. Both ships are in Pearl Harbor taking part in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) on July 11, 2014. TAMC took part in the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Medical Response portion of the exercise.

  • Exercise Tiger Balm 2014 kicks off in Hawaii

    Jul 14, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment "Cacti," 3nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, welcomed Singapore Army soldiers to Hawaii during the opening ceremony for Tiger Balm 2014 at Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 14, 2014.

  • Army mariners, aviators conduct medical, logistics ops with New Zealand navy

    Jul 12, 2014

    Army mariners from the 163rd Transportation Detachment and the 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment, joined their 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, U.S. Navy and New Zealand Navy comrades during operations designed to strengthen working relationships July 10-11, 2014, as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Army-green gets greener: USARPAC Soldiers test clean energy sources during RIMPAC

    Jul 11, 2014

    Soldiers setup a variety of clean-energy power-producing equipment such as wind-turbines, solar panels, a solar shade, and even used a hydrogen-powered car to generate enough power for 350 people located at a training area on Ford Island, Hawaii, taking part in the Rim of the Pacific 2014 training exercise, being held from June 26 to Aug. 1, 2014.

  • 311th SC(T) welcomes Curry as command's new CSM

    Jul 11, 2014

    The 311th Signal Command (Theater) held a change of responsibility ceremony, Tuesday, with Command Sgt. Major Darris Curry accepting the symbolic Noncommissioned Officer's Sword from Command Sgt. Maj. Allen Braswell.

  • US Army Pacific honors Gen. Park Seon Woo

    Jul 11, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific Commanding General met with Republic of Korea Army Gen. Park, Seon Woo, 24th Deputy Commander of Combined Forces Command for an Honor Ceremony held for Park at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 11. The United States and South Korea has held an alliance for more than 61 years. The partnership between the two nations continues to grow as Brooks and Park discuss ways to assist each other

  • Army watercraft supports 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Marines during RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

    Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold A. Clinger, got underway from its home port July 2, 2014, to conduct the first of eight surface lifts between Kaneohe Bay and Kawaihae Harbor, Hawaii, in support of the 3rd Marine Regiment as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Security Assistance Command delivers bridges to Nepal for humanitarian assistance

    Jul 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command delivered four Acrow Roadway Bridges to the country of Nepal through its Foreign Military Sales program. The bridges are in preparation to support future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief within their region.

  • Town hall stresses personal communications over digital

    Jul 9, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians from units of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) held a town hall in the old dining facility, here, Wednesday.

  • Harbormaster troops demonstrate expeditionary capability during RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

    The 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment and 73rd Signal Company set up the Harbormaster Command and Control Center at Ford Island, Hawaii, July 8, 2014, to provide command and control of watercraft assets in surface/vertical lift, casualty evacuation, and Logistics over the Shore operations during the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Tripler unveils new patient lift system

    Jul 8, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, has completed the installation of 41 patient lift systems into private and semi-private patient rooms to enhance staff and patient safety, while enhancing the quality of care provided to patients.

  • Discipline and service on the forefront of mentorship

    Jul 8, 2014

    Where does the senior enlisted advisor for the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division draw his inspiration and mentorship from in order to prepare him to provide professional and inspirational leadership to a brigade of more than 4,000 Soldiers?

  • Tarikas presentented with de Fleury award

    Jul 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District civil engineer technician Ilmar Tarikas was presented the Steel Order of the de Fleury award for more than 39 years of service to the Engineer Regiment.

  • Army watercraft supporting Pacific 'pivot'

    Jul 7, 2014

    Because many Asian allies are peninsular or island nations, U.S. and allied planners across the Pacific are deploying Army watercraft for use during exercises, humanitarian relief missions and for potential contingency missions.

  • Lasting bonds formed during 19th ESC 21st KAFC closing

    Jul 3, 2014

    Smiles, laughs, toasts, and awards marked the closing ceremony of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's, "Team 19", 21st Annual Korean American Friendship Circle June 27 at Camp Walker's Evergreen Community Club.

  • Student clears Hurdles in path to success

    Jul 3, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- The Army produces strong leaders who possess the hard work ethic and discipline necessary to be successful and lead. Military children can often pick up on these skills, which seemingly seep into the homes of military communities.

  • 8th TSC honors 205 years of combined service

    Jul 2, 2014

    Nine Soldiers representing more than 205 years of combined service in the Profession of Arms were honored along with their families during the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's quarterly retirement ceremony held at Hamilton Field, here, June 27.

  • 25th Transportation Battalion carries out certification exercise below DMZ

    Jul 2, 2014

    For a grueling five days, the 25th Transportation Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, headed to Warrior Base located five miles below the Demilitarized Zone on the Korean peninsula for their crew certification exercise as part of the live-fire crew gunnery exercise conducted by the unit, June 18-30.

  • 'Centurions' welcome PSD team home

    Jul 2, 2014

    During the late hours of June 24 a 10-staff personal security detachment team from the 57th Military Police Company, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, boarded passenger vans at the Honolulu International Airport en route, here, to receive a welcome home from "Centurion" Soldiers.

  • 1st Signal Brigade welcomes new CSM at change of responsibility ceremony

    Jul 2, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade held its Change of Responsibility Ceremony at USAG Yongsan's Knight Field June 25.

  • Building partnerships, projects through humanitarian civic action

    Jul 2, 2014

    Mongolian, Republic of India, and U.S. forces are participated in the Engineering Civic Action Program portion of Exercise Khaan Quest 2014, June 18-29.

  • 6-17th ARS Transfer of Authority Ceremony / 6-17 공격정찰항공대대 TOA Ceremony

    Jul 2, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- The 4th Armed Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment transferred authority and equipment to the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment during a ceremony at Camp Humphreys, June 25, 2013.

  • Internship program offers Korean students work experience

    Jul 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Internship Program, an important part of the garrison's community relations initiative, has been in operation here, going on five years. The ninth iteration of the program will be completed in the coming weeks, with the tenth starting in mid-July. This unique program, developed to provide local university students an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with U.S. Soldiers and civilians stationed here, has seen approximately about 100 local Korean university students successfully complete six-month internship tours of duty with organizations across the garrison.

  • Rangers in all-black company remember Korean service

    Jul 1, 2014

    Elite Soldiers with the Army's only all-black Ranger company talked about their service during the Korean War, how they fought bravely, endured harsh conditions and served with distinction.

  • Area I has a new garrison commander

    Jul 1, 2014

    Col. Jack Haefner assumes command of USAG Red Cloud and Area I during ceremony at Camp Red Cloud

  • Gen. Dempsey talks to USARPAC Soldiers at Historic Palm Circle

    Jul 1, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- Soldiers and leaders filled several sets of bleachers at Historic Palm Circle as Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addressed the audience during a town hall meeting June 30. Dempsey's trip to U.S. Army Pacific's Headquarters for a town hall meeting was sparked by his arrival for the beginning Rim of Pacific 2014 Exercise, one of the largest international maritime exercises. The meeting provided him a chance to listen to Soldiers' concerns in the Pacific and answer questions related to those concerns.

  • Warrior Friendship Week day one

    Jul 1, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division celebrate Warrior Friendship Week on Camp Casey, South Korea. The week kicked off with a three-mile run led by Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the command team for 2nd Inf. Div., and was followed with a day full of sporting events and friendly competition to build unit cohesion and strengthen the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States.

  • Warrior Friendship Week day two

    Jul 1, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division celebrate Warrior Friendship Week on Camp Casey, South Korea. The week kicked off with a three-mile division run, followed by a day full of sporting events and friendly competition all leading to the division semifinals and finals that will determine the winners for each sport. Warrior Friendship Week is a long-standing tradition that continues to build unit cohesion and strengthen the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States.

  • Troops demonstrate ongoing commitment to SHARP during 8th MP-hosted training

    Jul 1, 2014

    More than 100 troops paused from their daily missions June 27 to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to eliminating incidents of sexual harassment and assault across their ranks through awareness and prevention training here.

  • Building partnerships, projects through humanitarian civic action

    Jul 1, 2014

    Mongolian, Republic of India, and U.S. forces are participating in the Engineering Civic Action Program (ENCAP) portion of Exercise Khaan Quest 2014, June 18-29.

  • Army watercraft, divers, sustainment troops to participate in RIMPAC 2014

    Jun 30, 2014

    Hawaii-based Army watercraft assets, divers and sustainment troops are set to play major roles in surface/vertical lift, casualty evacuation, and Logistics over the Shore operations during the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise, June 26 through Aug. 1, 2014.

  • ROK-US Strengthens Fire Readiness

    Jun 30, 2014

    In times with the rising interest of fire safety, USAG Yongsan fire department conducted a joint fire exercise with the soldiers of Combined Forces Command Service Support Group, June 12.

  • Now off to Kindergarten

    Jun 30, 2014

    A Pre-Kindergarten event was coordinated by Child Youth and School Services Child Development Center to congratulate 13 graduates at the R&R underground, Jun 13.

  • Warrior Friendship Week Division Run

    Jun 30, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division participated in a division fun run and a 5-kilometer run June 30, 2014, at Indian Head Field on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Shopping at the Camp Zama Exchange pays dividends

    Jun 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June, 30 2014) -- Soldiers and their families shopping and dining at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Camp Zama generated $369,319.79 last year for Army quality-of-life programs.

  • South Korean troops participate in CBRN exercise

    Jun 27, 2014

    Soldiers from the Republic of Korea Army participated in Exercise Atropian Phoenix at Fort Irwin, California, this week.

  • EOD leader, triple amputee earns DOD master rating badge

    Jun 26, 2014

    In April 2012, Staff Sgt. Chris Walker, a former team leader with the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 303rd EOD Battalion, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was hit with an improvised explosive device during a post-blast investigation in Afghanistan.

  • 70th BSB Mentorship Run

    Jun 26, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Female Soldiers from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participate in the battalion mentorship run June 27, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The run was organized to build esprit de corps among the Soldiers.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District marks history as it breaks ground on new headquarters

    Jun 24, 2014

    Construction on the future United States Army Corps of Engineers Far East District headquarters building began as ground was ceremonially broken June 20 on land adjacent to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys. The building will offer a central location for district employees to provide the day to day administrative, construction and engineering services in the Republic of Korea.

  • Alaska Guard continues partnership with Mongolian armed forces

    Jun 24, 2014

    Approximately 100 Alaska National Guard members arrived in Mongolia to participate in Exercise Khaan Quest 2014, scheduled to take place until July 1, at Five Hills Training Area, and in the city of Ulaanbaatar.

  • Exercise Khaan Quest 2014 begins in Mongolia

    Jun 24, 2014

    Hundreds of service members and distinguished guests from U.S. Army Pacific and surrounding countries gathered for the Khaan Quest 2014 opening ceremony, held at the Mongolian Armed Forces Peace Support Operations Training Center at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, June 20, 2014.

  • Pacific-based Army harbormaster troops return from nine-month CENTCOM mission

    Jun 24, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Army watercraft plays a critical role throughout the world, and Pacific based elements contribute to operations as far away as the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibly including countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia.

  • Camp Zama health care clinic achieve recognition for healthcare

    Jun 24, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June 25, 2014) -- The Family Practice Clinic at BG Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic, Camp Zama holds the highest level of recognition according to the National Commission on Quality Assurance (NCQA), as a Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • Arctic warriors summit North America's highest point, put Army gear to the test

    Jun 24, 2014

    Five paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, along with one Soldier from the Army's Northern Warfare Training Center, and two Soldiers from the Vermont Army National Guard, scaled the highest point in North America by reaching the summit of Mount McKinley, Alaska, June 15, 2014.

  • 210th FA Bde. Chaplains host BBQ

    Jun 23, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division enjoy an end-of-the-week barbecue party at Carey Field on Camp Casey, South Korea June 20, 2014. The brigade chaplains hosted the party to show Soldiers gratitude for their dedicated work and to encourage them to keep it up. The family members of several Soldiers were in attendance and enjoyed lunch together as well.

  • 41st Signal Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jun 23, 2014

    The 41st Signal Battalion hosted a change of command ceremony June 16 to mark the change of Battalion leadership of the "First Brigade's Best" at the soccer field across from Burke Towers.

  • 6th Bn. 37th FA Regt. conducts Live Fire Exercise

    Jun 23, 2014

    CHEOLWON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducts a Live Fire Exercise June 20, 2014 in Rocket Valley, Cheolwon, South Korea.

  • Alaskan Stryker welcome new commander

    Jun 23, 2014

    "For the strength of the wolf is the pack and the strength of the pack is the wolf," -Rudyard Kipling. That quote is the mantra of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Arctic Wolves. Maj. Gen. Michael Shields, U.S. Army Alaska commanding general, told the audience that Col. Brian Reed will forever be a part of the Arctic Wolf legacy during a change of command ceremony June 19th where Reed transferred command authority to Col. Donn H. Hill.

  • Consular Corps visits Tripler

    Jun 23, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center welcomed approximately 15 members of the Consular Corps of Hawaii, which represents 37 Countries and several local organizations and individuals that contribute to an enhanced quality of life in the State of Hawaii, during a visit to TAMC June 23, 2014. During their visit, members received a mission and capabilities brief, toured the hospital and met with leaders to include Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers graduate from WLC

    Jun 23, 2014

    CAMP JACKSON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division graduated from the Eighth Army Wightman Noncommissioned Officer Academy Warrior Leaders Course June 20, 2014 on Camp Jackson, South Korea. The training focused on improving proficiency and enhancing their leadership development as they strive to become future leaders. Sgt. Edoard Talamayan, from Minden, La., a unit supply specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th FA Bde., 2nd Inf. Div., stood out from the crowd by making the Commandant's List and earning the leadership award.

  • Scaparrotti speaks at inaugural Humphreys graduation

    Jun 22, 2014

    With much anticipation, the first Humphreys High School Commencement Celebration was held, June 4, where the 31-member senior class became the first to graduate from the school. The class is made up of future Armed Forces Service Members, health professionals, architects, computer scientists, engineers, scientists, criminologists, CEOs, and even three teachers. Most have plans to attend four-year universities and have already been accepted at colleges all across the United States. Prior to the 2013-14 school year, high school students from Camp Humphreys attended school at Osan American High School, on Osan Air Base, about 30 minutes away.

  • Retiree workshop helps with 'touchy' subject

    Jun 22, 2014

    In an effort to help retired, or soon to be retired, Soldiers and their spouses with questions regarding what to do when the Soldier eventually dies, the Retirement Services Office here hosted a workshop to help answer those questions, June 6, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center. The event provided a number of different information tables to help educate retirees about their options and planning for the future. Veterans Affairs, Legal Assistance, TRICARE, Military & Family Life Consultants (MFLC) and Army Community Service were among the organizations represented.

  • Mock trial team wraps up first court case

    Jun 22, 2014

    An innocuous sign stealing leads to a charge for triple manslaughter and it was up to five U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys teens to argue the legitimacy of the charges. This was the scenario of the mock legal trial presented June 7 at the garrison's courtroom. Capt. Trent Kubasiak, chief of the Administrative Law Division at the Humphreys Consolidated Legal Center, developed the program on a volunteer basis because of his passion for it during high school. He had hoped to find an existing club here to get involved with and help kids to understand his profession, but discovered that one does not exist.

  • Engineers complete nine-month Afghanistan mission, return to families in Hawaii

    Jun 20, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- One hundred and eighty-eight Soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion met tears, hugs, and kisses from their friends and families, June 20, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, after completing a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • ROK-US Army bond at Memorial Park

    Jun 19, 2014

    Soldiers from the United States Army's 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and Republic of Korea Army's 5th Logistics Support Command cleaned up the Apsan memorial park in recognition of ROK remembrance month, June 18.

  • 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Saipan

    Jun 19, 2014

    Current service members, World War II veterans, and community leaders honored the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Saipan by attending a parade and a wreath-laying commemoration ceremony held at American Memorial Park in Saipan June 15.

  • Former district commander visits old stomping grounds

    Jun 18, 2014

    A black and white portrait hangs in the hallway of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District. Photographed is an Army colonel in his mid-40s. With half of a smile and eyebrows furrowed, he stares at observers with a piercing gaze.

  • MEDDAC-Japan conducts Change of Command

    Jun 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Japan conducted a change of command ceremony where Col. Vivian Hutson relinquished command to Col. Thirsa Martinez during an outdoor ceremony at Yano Field, Camp Zama, Japan on June 17, 2014. Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center hosted the event attended by top U.S. Army leaders based in Japan and other local civilian dignitaries.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers go Spartan for a day

    Jun 18, 2014

    HONGCHEON, South Korea -- A group of highly motivated Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, push themselves to the limit on a 5k obstacle course in Vivaldi Park, Hongcheon, South Korea, on June 15. The Spartan Sprint, designed on the mountains surrounding the resort, included 21 obstacles and several grueling treks to its peak before the finish line. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released). To download these high-quality photos and other from this event, click on the link to go to this set at the 210th Field Artillery Brigade Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/210fib/sets/72157644802765947/

  • Soldiers kick it at Taekwondo camp

    Jun 18, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea --Taewondo is a much beloved form of traditional martial arts that combines acts of agility with incredible speed and powerful kicks. Since the year 2000, Taekwondo has become one of the official games in the Olympics. Although some consider Taekwondo just a sport, it is actually an art form that represents the spirit and culture of South Korea.

  • Thunder KATUSAs grow stronger through prayer luncheon

    Jun 18, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- People pray. Regardless of their religious backgrounds, when facing difficulties or having a hard time, they pray. Praying happens in many forms, but its purpose is to calm the mind and give people strength to continue. For Soldiers bravely serving their nation, this concept is especially relevant.

  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Philip Wilson honored with ARCOM

    Jun 17, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Philip Wilson, a native of Prattville, Ala., the brigade net management technician for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, is recognized for his achievements and receive the Army Commendation Medal June 13, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • MEDDAC-Japan welcomes new commander

    Jun 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June, 18 2014) -- U.S. Army Medical Department Activity- Japan welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony June 17 on Yano Field behind the Yano Fitness Center, here.

  • Guns Battalion gives and receives cultural experience

    Jun 17, 2014

    YANGJU, South Korea -- One of the most rewarding experiences a person can have is being able to help others. Sometimes, it can be something simple as talking to kids in your own language.

  • All-Army sports program motivates 8th MP officer; results in volleyball gold

    Jun 16, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Being an athlete is an innate characteristic; once it's inside you, it never goes away. You always want to get out on that court, be on that field of competition," said 1st Lt. Ali Giraud, officer in charge S-1 shop, 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • JED host 20th annual safety day event

    Jun 16, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June 17, 2014) -- The Japanese Engineering District held their 20th annual "Safety Day" event on June 13, here.

  • USARPAC announces NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jun 16, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- Top U.S. Army Soldiers and non-commissioned officers from across the Pacific joined June 9 through 13 to compete at the 2014 U.S. Army Pacific Warrior Challenge in hopes of earning the title of USARPAC NCO and Soldier of the Year. Participants were each selected amongst their peers throughout the Pacific region, and were winners at their own local levels of competition. USARPAC's NCO of the Year is Staff Sgt. Adam White, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-501 Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade 25th Inf. Div., Fort Richardson, Alaska. The Soldier of the year is Spc. Thomas Boyd, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade.

  • Eighth Army celebrates United States Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

    Eighth Army celebrated the U.S. Army's 239th Birthday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul June 6.

  • Legendary Korean War veteran visits battlefield after 63 years

    Jun 12, 2014

    Retired Col. Ramon M. Padilla, a Korean War veteran, visited Hill 296 in Yeoju, South Korea, June 5, 2014, to reminisce about his participation in a battle there 63 years ago.

  • Retired General and Sergeant Major of the Army visit 1st Signal Brigade

    Jun 12, 2014

    Soldiers, noncommissioned officers, officers and leadership of the 1st Signal Brigade and its 41st Signal Battalion held a leadership professional development event at the USAG Yongsan multi-purpose theater facility June 6.

  • Band Soldier uses bilingual skills, music to strengthen bonds with Japanese community

    Jun 11, 2014

    "Thank you for saving me that day." Sgt. Cameron Blackhurst, assigned to the U.S. Army Japan Band, at Camp Zama, Japan, was told those words by a tearful Japanese woman after he, along with other band members, put on a concert at Showa Kinen Park on the outskirts of Tokyo, in November 2013.

  • Warrior Challenge 2014 Soldier and NCO of the Year competition

    Jun 11, 2014

    The 2014 U.S. Army Pacific Warrior Challenge (WC14) began with 17 professional Soldiers competing against one another in hopes of earning the title of USARPAC Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • 8th TSC troops prepare for Pacific Theater Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team mission

    Jun 11, 2014

    More than half the people in the world call the Pacific region home, and history reflects extremely high odds that each of their lives will be impacted in some way by a natural disaster. Typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones, floods and mudslides characterize the region's past and realistically loom over its future, creating a constant need for readiness and partnership across the massive theater. "At the most basic level we're all humans, and we want to be prepared and able to help other humans in distress," said Col. John Ellis, the officer in charge of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's newly-formed Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team.

  • Area II honors victims of ferry tragedy

    Jun 10, 2014

    Area II Soldiers and members of the community visited a memorial altar at the Yongsan-gu district office, May 12, to honor the victims of the recent ferry tragedy.

  • 1st Signal Brigade bids farewell to 251st Signal Detachment at Deactivation Ceremony

    Jun 10, 2014

    The 251st Signal Detachment of the 1st Signal Brigade encased its guidon and officially deactivated from the Regular Army at USAG Yongsan's multi-purpose theater facility June 6.

  • Army, Coast Guard intel troops share experiences to increase harbor awareness

    Jun 9, 2014

    Intelligence troops from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command embraced the characteristics of their water-locked home by welcoming the opportunity to learn from their Coast Guard counterparts during a joint training here last month. The 15 Soldiers visited The Coast Guard Integrated Support Command to increase their knowledge of threats to the Honolulu Harbor, and learn best practices for gathering information, developing threat assessments and briefing commanders of possible vulnerabilities in the area.

  • Ready Battalion headquarters maintains readiness with FTX

    Jun 9, 2014

    When the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion deploys to support exercises, it is usually the line companies that spend time in the field leaving Headquarters and Headquarters Company in place to support daily operations and provide higher command.

  • Enlightened training

    Jun 9, 2014

    For the last 25 years, chaplains and chaplains' assistants throughout U.S. Army Pacific have come together annually to participate in some devotion, prayer and like all Soldiers, training. More than 80 combined USARPAC chaplains and chaplains' assistants attended the Chaplaincy Annual Sustainment Training held at the Joseph Estabrook Chapel on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii from June 5-6.

  • Thunder Soldiers awarded coveted Bronze Order of Mercury

    Jun 8, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - The Army Signal Corps is the force that ensures commanders have full control on the battlefield, and have served a major role in helping units and commanders communicate since the Civil War.

  • 304th ESB Supports 2ID at Camp Red Cloud

    Jun 6, 2014

    Soldiers from the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, traveled from Camp Humphreys to Camp Red Cloud to provide tactical signal support for the 2nd Infantry Division May 28.

  • Soldier is first female to complete JOTC

    Jun 6, 2014

    A female Soldier from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, became the first female to complete the Jungle Operations Training Course as an infantryman when she graduated from the course, June 2, 2014.

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