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  • Soldiers shake off two-week exercise with Bde. run

    Sep 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the senior enlisted advisor for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, leads brigade noncommissioned officers and enlisted Soldiers on a espirit de corps run August 29, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The run was in celebration of completing the two-week long Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise and focused on building unit cohesion and morale within the brigade.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers complete Virtual Battle Space Training in Daegu

    Sep 11, 2014

    DAEGU, Republic of Korea - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 368th Engineer Detachment (Forward Engineer Support Team-Main), out of Atlanta, Georgia, 412th Theater Engineer Command, successfully completed Virtual Battle Space 3 training while participating here in this year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise.

  • 70th Brigade Support Battalion run

    Sep 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Lt. Col. Shane A. Barna and Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Singleton, the command team for 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, leads the battalion on a espirit de corps run September 5, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The run focused on building unit cohesion and morale within the battalion.

  • Never forgotten, Sept. 11 reenlistment ceremony on USS Missouri

    Sep 11, 2014

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Six Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Stryker Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, were part of the Joint Service Members Reenlistment Ceremony at the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii Sept. 11. The ceremony was held to honor the tragic events that forever changed our nation and remember the lives taken during the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released).

  • 1st Signal Brigade provides communications support during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 exercise

    Sep 10, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade is a key component in providing communications services to customers across the Korean Peninsula and proved to be up to the challenge during the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 exercise.

  • I Corps partners with Japan Ground Self Defense Force for Rising Thunder 14

    Sep 10, 2014

    Japan Ground Self Defense Force troops trained alongside Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, during 2014 Rising Thunder Exercises, Sept. 3-6, 2014, at Yakima Training Center, Washington.

  • Tomahawks battalion partners with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force for Rising Thunder 14

    Sep 10, 2014

    Japan Ground Self-Defense Force troops trained alongside Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment during 2014 Rising Thunder exercises. The annual training partners Japanese military personnel with units from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and 7th Infantry Division, I Corps.

  • Torii Station wins prestigious award

    Sep 9, 2014

    OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 9, 2014) -- The 10th Regional Support Group's Legal Assistance Office, station at Torii Station, on Okinawa, recently won the Chief of Staff Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance for the fiscal year 2013, in the small office category.

  • 2nd SBCT, 25th Inf. Div. conducts motorcycle safety training

    Sep 9, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- On average, the Army loses the equivalent of a company formation in off-duty accidents each year. These tragic deaths affect a unit's combat readiness.

  • MEDDAC-Japan participates in disaster drill

    Sep 9, 2014

    Medical Activity Japan (MEDDAC-J) participated in the 35th annual emergency response exercise deploying a medical team along with medical supplies during the Sagamihara Prefectura Disaster Drill, Sept. 1, 2014 linking various local area agencies, subject matter-experts, equipment, and operation procedures together to best respond to a disaster in Japan.

  • 8th TSC celebrates junior enlisted troops with run, organizational day

    Sep 8, 2014

    The streets rumbled as hundreds of motivated junior enlisted troops (specialists and below) from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command kicked-off a day dedicated to them with a massive noncommissioned officer-free formation run here Sept. 5.

  • Deployable Command Post, 412th TEC train for real-world contingency at UFG

    Sep 7, 2014

    Soldiers should train for any contingency and be trained and ready to support their missions. One way to ensure this is with annual training exercises based on these contingencies. One exercise that does this is Ulchi Freedom Guardian, conducted annually in the Republic of Korea to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the peninsula.

  • Indonesian, U.S. Soldiers conduct jungle survival training

    Sep 5, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, learned how to survive in the jungle through a day of survival training during Garuda Shield 14 at Puslatpur, in Asem Bagus, Indonesia, Sept. 4, 2014.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital conducts Mass Casualty Exercise

    Sep 4, 2014

    121 Combat Support Hospital Conducts Mass Casualty Exercise Aug. 14 - 29 at U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys, South Korea to enhance Soldier performance in a training environment.

  • SHARP training conducted on Camp Zama

    Sep 4, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 5, 2014) -- Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training was conducted on Sept. 2 at the Camp Zama Chapel, here. Russell Strand, chief of the Behavioral Sciences Educational and Training Division, U.S. Army Military Police School, talked to several of Camp Zama's senior leaders, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.

  • 1st Cavalry unit selected for South Korea deployment

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army's III Corps announced Sept. 3, 2014, the rotational deployment of Fort Hood's 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, to Camp Hovey and Camp Stanley, in South Korea, in October.

  • Rising Thunder brings Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force together

    Sep 3, 2014

    Operation Rising Thunder roared to a start with an opening ceremony Sept. 2, 2014, at Yakima Training Center, Yakima, Washington.

  • Beard takes final march across historic Palm Circle

    Sep 3, 2014

    Maj. Gen. William Beard, deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Reserves, U.S. Army Pacific was honored during a celebration of service ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Sept. 2.

  • 'Aurora Monsoon'

    Sep 3, 2014

    Paratroopers with the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division were introduced to jungle warfare training as they took part in "Aurora Monsoon," the first-ever platoon-level bilateral exchange between soldiers of the U.S. Army and the Bangladesh army at the Rajendrapur Cantonment Area near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 24-28, 2014.

  • Beard takes final march across historic Palm Circle

    Sep 3, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Maj. Gen. William Beard, deputy commanding general for United States Army Reserves, U.S. Army Pacific was honored during a Celebration of Service ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Sept. 2.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers complete Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 2, 2014

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) conducted a change of mission and prepared for redeployment, following their recent participation in Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 28, 2014.

  • Indonesian-U.S. exercise Garuda Shield begins in East Java

    Sep 2, 2014

    Soldiers with the Tentara Nasional Indonesia Army and U.S. Army stood side-by-side at the parade square of Dodiklatpur in Asem Bagus, Indonesia, in an opening ceremony to officially mark the beginning of the 8th annual Garuda Shield exercise, Sept. 1, 2014.

  • Exercise in Korea strengthening Pacific partnerships

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Army is taking part in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, from Aug. 18 to Aug. 29, 2014, with South Korean forces, to strengthen partnerships, mutual defense, and security cooperation.

  • SMA talks professionalism, commitment at 'The Last Frontier'

    Aug 29, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited "The Last Frontier," Aug. 25-28, 2014, to thank Soldiers, Army civilians and families of U.S. Army Alaska for their service and commitment, and to hear them voice their concerns that he will bring back to senior Army leadership.

  • Women's Equality Day observance held at Camp Zama

    Aug 29, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Aug. 28, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Aviation Battalion hosted a "Women's Equality Day" observance on Aug. 26 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, here.

  • Arctic Warriors participate in Exercise Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2014

    Aug 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army's only airborne brigade west of the Mississippi River participated in Exercise Ulchi-Freedom Guardian (UFG) here Aug. 18 - 29.

  • Remembering Vietnam

    Aug 28, 2014

    Richard Norton arrived in Vietnam in 1968, not long after the infamous Tet Offensive. It didn't take him long to begin wondering what he was doing there.

  • 25th ID Soldier wins Army Music Soldier of the Year

    Aug 28, 2014

    Schofield Barracks -- Spc. Michael Cook, a musician from the 25th Infantry Division Band, was named Soldier of the Year for all Army musicians. Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, the 25th Infantry Division Commanding General, presented him an Army Commendation medal and Arrowhead Trophy in recognition of his accomplishment during a ceremony on Weyand Field here Aug. 25.

  • Sign-ups under way for Area I flag football

    Aug 27, 2014

    Area I gearing up for flag football, one of its most popular team sports.

  • Soldiers and their family members compete, "Engagement Skills Trainer Challenge"

    Aug 27, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Aug. 27, 2014) -- Twelve Soldiers and their family members participated in the "Engagement Skills Trainer Challenge", held on Aug. 23 at Sagami General Depot, here, as a part of the Camp Zama's Commander's Cup.

  • Fifth annual disaster relief exercise closes in Bangladesh

    Aug 26, 2014

    The fifth annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Relief Exercise and Exchange (PR DREE) drew to an end during a closing ceremony at the Lakeshore Hotel in Dhaka Thursday.

  • Area I libraries offer trove of plenty

    Aug 25, 2014

    Area I's libraries have lots to offer community members of all ages.

  • "Block Party" brings community members out for an evening of entertainment

    Aug 25, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (August 27, 2014) -- Several of Camp Zama's community members attended the 2nd annual Camp Zama Block Party , held on Aug. 23 at the Camp Zama Community Club, here.

  • 19th ESC supports during UFG

    Aug 22, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, Daegu -- The Life Support Area hosted by the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, 'Team 19' is providing housing services to more than 520 multinational Soldiers across the world in support of Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise 2014.

  • Singapore's top defense chief honors the fallen during trip to Washington

    Aug 22, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Defense Force, Singapore Armed Forces, paid his respects to America's fallen during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Cadet District Engineer Program Offers Hands-On USACE Experience

    Aug 22, 2014

    The Honolulu District hosted two U.S. Army cadets this summer as part of the Cadet District Engineer Program (CDEP). This program allows West Point and ROTC Cadets an opportunity to gain first-hand construction and engineering experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

  • Deputy Secretary of Defense visits U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys

    Aug 21, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A visit to the Republic of Korea brought Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. "Bob" Work, here Aug. 21.

  • Gana-mui Woods, history and legend

    Aug 21, 2014

    OKINAWA, Japan (August 22, 2014) -- On Okinawa, the "Gana-mui Woods" near the Naha Ohashi bridge is a popular and famous attraction, which has a history based on a traditional Japanese legend.

  • Hawaii-based team named Army's 2014 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of Year

    Aug 20, 2014

    A three-Soldier team from the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, won the top prize in the 2014 EOD Team of the Year Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2014 kicks off, 8th TSC supports

    Aug 20, 2014

    Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2014, a 10-day annual computerized command-and-control exercise, kicked off, Aug. 18, 2014.

  • Fifth annual DREE kicks off in Bangladesh

    Aug 20, 2014

    The fifth annual Pacific Resilience (PR) Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange (DREE) runs from Aug. 18-21 at numerous locations throughout Dhaka including the Fire Service and Civil Defence Training Academy and the airfield at Tejgaon. This engagement between the Bangladesh Armed Forces Division and U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) promotes emergency preparedness and enhances the steadfast relationship between the governments of Bangladesh and the United States.

  • 21 nations participate in largest peacekeeping training event in 2014

    Aug 20, 2014

    More than 800 participants representing 21 nations were united as the opening ceremony kicked off this year's largest peacekeeping training event Aug. 19, 2014 at the Indonesia Peace and Security Center in Sentul, Indonesia.

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 20, 2014

    The U.S. Army's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is participating in Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 18-29, 2014.

  • Dignity, Respect and Reverence: Bringing our Heroes home

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- In a third-floor classroom, a handful of mortuary affairs and unit supply specialists wait to begin a slideshow. The phrase 'death by PowerPoint' sarcastically bounces its way around. When Sgt. 1st class Adan Flores wakes up his computer to start the presentation, the mood changes. The first slide is a photo focused on a flag-draped casket secured in an aircraft. The casket is lit by daylight, with several others behind it cloaked in shadow.

  • Lessons in bouncing back: Summer Commander's Cup promotes resiliency

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- As Soldiers and senior leaders trickle into the Commander's Cup awards ceremony Aug. 4, at Carey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Casey, South Korea, they were greeted by the 2nd Infantry Division band as they warmed up to play the Star Spangled Banner and Aegukga, the Republic of Korea's national anthem.

  • The lost art of human kindness

    Aug 19, 2014

    GANEUNG, South Korea-- Working along with volunteers from Camp Stanley and Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, the 1st "Steel" Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, liaison team volunteered at a local soup kitchen near Uijongbu, South Korea.

  • Thunder Soldier is seamless

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- In a sea of digital camouflage, it can be difficult to imagine the fashion sense that a Soldier's personality will embody when out of uniform. There are websites and blogs dedicated to jokingly dismantle off duty military couture.

  • Dirty Jobs: Motor pool Monday

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The smell of love is in the air! Wait, that's just oil. Whether on the Korean peninsula or in the states, Mondays mean getting under the hood of your assigned military vehicle, and performing operator preventative maintenance checks and services (PMCS).

  • Home safe and sound

    Aug 19, 2014

    After nearly a year away from home in support of Area Support Group-Qatar, Soldiers from the Law Enforcement Detachment, 57th Military Police Company, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, were welcomed home by friends and family members, Aug. 16, at the company's training area on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • The 706th EOD Team wins All-Army EOD competition.

    Aug 18, 2014

    A three-Soldier team from the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team earned the title 2014 EOD Team of the Year, Aug. 15 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • Pilots & crew dive into water survival training

    Aug 17, 2014

    POHANG, South Korea -- We've all seen the news about the aviation incident dubbed the "Miracle on the Hudson." An airline pilot by the name of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, and his First Officer Jeff Skiles, safely landed a large passenger airliner into the Hudson River after both engines failed in January 2009. These men and their crew saved the lives of every passenger on board. Reacting to such emergencies is second nature for those who are well trained.

  • ROK-U.S. intelligence venture enhances interoperability

    Aug 17, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea --It's no secret there's a viable threat north of the 38th parallel. A potential for imminent danger lurks at a short distance here. With the enemy at our door, U.S. forces constantly train alongside their Korean partners to remain an agile and lethal force. To do this, they rely on the intelligence community to keep them informed.

  • The lost art of human kindness

    Aug 17, 2014

    GANEUNG, South Korea-- Working along with volunteers from Camp Stanley and Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, the 1st "Steel" Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, liaison team volunteered at a local soup kitchen near Uijongbu, South Korea.

  • Humphreys opens cutting-edge game room

    Aug 15, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Humphreys Gaming, a room of computers, video and arcade games in the Community Activity Center, officially opened with a ribbon cutting here, Aug. 8. Col. Darin S. Conkright, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander, and Don Claycomb, the Family and MWR director, cut the ribbon to officially open the new gaming facility. The main game room features a plethora of high-tech gaming options for Soldiers and families, including an X-Box Kinect and 16 47-inch LG Smart televisions, each hooked up to X-Box 360's and PS3's.

  • Humphreys Red Cross Youth conduct 'Prepare and Share' drive

    Aug 15, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The American Red Cross Summer Youth Program conducted a "Prepare and Share" kit drive, Aug. 6, at the Humphreys Main Exchange. The event is an activity in which essential preparedness items are collected, assembled, and packaged to be given to the community as start-up items in the event of a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) bag is needed.

  • ACS Lending Closet is there to help

    Aug 15, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- During Permanent Change of Station, or PCS, season Soldiers and their families come and go and often need household supplies to help function from day-to-day before their household goods get to where they are going. That wait can be a hassle and the Army Community Service's solution is the Lending Closet.

  • 'Paws' encourages year-round reading

    Aug 15, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- There are many activities that children can get involved in during the summer, but one of those programs here seeks to improve children's minds. The Camp Humphreys SFC Ray E. Duke Library concluded its "Paws to Read" program Aug. 12. "Paws to Read was our summer reading program theme for this year," said Natasha Campbell. She added that the program focuses on literature including or pertaining to animals.

  • Team 19 welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Aug 15, 2014

    CAMP HENRY, South Korea--Brig Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, commanding general, of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command hosted an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony today for Command Sgt. Maj. Jose A. Castillo, who assumed duties as the 19th ESC's command sergeant major, here.

  • SMDC History: Kwajalein joins GPS system

    Aug 15, 2014

    SMDC History of how Kwajalein joins GPS system

  • Soldier springs into action to save a life

    Aug 14, 2014

    One Soldier took matters into his own soon-to-be bloody hands when he noticed a traffic accident on a South Korean expressway July 12.

  • Yongsan dining facility improvements focus on eating healthier and more conveniently

    Aug 13, 2014

    Honors Café, dining facility on Yongsan Garrison is making it easier for Soldiers to get food on the go with "Grab and Go" satellite DFAC's and also get healthier food choices.

  • Camp Zama youth members experience 'Rainforest' adventures during Vacation Bible School

    Aug 13, 2014

    About 105 Camp Zama youth members participated in the "SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School" held Aug. 4 through Aug. 8 at the Camp Zama Religious Education Center on the installation, here.

  • 196th Infantry Brigade change of command

    Aug 13, 2014

    Colonel Michael Forsyth relinquished command of the 196th Infantry Brigade to Col. Scott Mitchell during a change of command ceremony at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Aug. 12

  • Army divers aid in Cambodia de-mining

    Aug 13, 2014

    Army divers from the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, certified equipped, trained and certified Cambodian Mine Action Center divers on military diving protocol and salvage diving operations, last year. This year the U.S. Army divers are back in Cambodia as the on-going partnership between the two nations continues.

  • Honolulu District Partners with USCG, FEMA, and Hawaii Civil Defense in Response to Hurricane Iselle

    Aug 13, 2014

    In response to Hurricane Iselle, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District fielded multiple assets to assist the U.S. Coast Guard, Hawaii State Civil Defense, FEMA, and other federal, state, and local agencies. The Honolulu District, working with our local and federal partners, jointly conducted an underwater survey in Hilo Harbor on Aug. 8, and ensured there were no channel obstructions.

  • Youth experience real work force, gain valuable skills

    Aug 13, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (August 14, 2014) -- "I wanted to do (the) summer hire program so I could stop asking my parents for money," said Megan Nardone. Nardone, along with several others youth members from the ages of 14 to 20, participated in the Camp Zama Summer Hire Program. The Summer Hire Program began on July 13 and will continue is the new school year begins.

  • Groundbreaking for new 'downtown' area conducted at Humphreys

    Aug 12, 2014

    Ground was broken at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Aug. 11, 2014, for the new "downtown" area, featuring a new Exchange, commissary and bowling center, among other facilities.

  • Area IV Soldiers, community celebrate Women's Equality

    Aug 12, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea--"There have been glass ceilings breaking for years ever since the time of the women's right to vote and as we celebrate this year's international theme of "Inspiring Change", it has become so much more than that now; it's about women's rights to wages, women's rights to education, and women's right to live free of violence and more," said the Commanding General of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen.

  • KSC Battalion conducts mobilization drill

    Aug 12, 2014

    Seoul, South Korea - The 33rd Korean Service Corps (KSC) Company of the Eight Army KSC Battalion conducted a mobilization drill at Daewang Elementary School July 29 to 31.

  • Three Army 'ohana' prepare for the All-Army Softball Team tryouts

    Aug 12, 2014

    Four U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, were recently selected to try out for the All-Army Men's Softball Team at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Generous Donors receive Certificates of Appreciation

    Aug 10, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Ms. Paula Walsh and Ms. Summer Burton, members of the Kka Chi Community Association on Camp Casey, South Korea, receive Certificates of Appreciation from Col. Michael J. Lawson, the 210th Field Artillery Brigade commander, for donating $1000 to the Field Artillery Association August 8, 2014.

  • Soldiers take a dive during drownproof training

    Aug 10, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participate in drownproofing during physical readiness training (PRT) August 7, 2014 at the Camp Casey Hanson Outdoor Swimming Pool on Camp Casey, South Korea. Drownproofing is a method of water disaster survival practiced to enhance Soldier's readiness should such a situation arise for them.

  • Traditional Japanese holiday is recognized for three days in Okinawa

    Aug 10, 2014

    The traditional Japanese holiday "Obon" was recognized for three days on the island of Okinawa from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, with participation from the local military communities.

  • Watercolor painting instructor glad to share years of experience

    Aug 8, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON - A skilled artist has been volunteering his artistic talents by teaching watercolor painting classes for a decade on Camp Walker.

  • 'Arctic Spartans' jump into Big Lake

    Aug 7, 2014

    Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, took advantage of the pleasant Alaskan summer by carrying out a water-landing airborne operation Aug. 6, 2014, at Big Lake, Alaska.

  • Team 19 Conducts Convoy Operations

    Aug 7, 2014

    DAEGU, South Korea--Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, "Team 19", conduct convoy operations, July 31 to ensure mission readiness for the upcoming Ulchi Guardian Freedom Exercise this year.

  • USAG-Daegu Summer Book Reading program ends

    Aug 7, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea -- "Reading is something you should do for a lifetime," said Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, Commanding General of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, as the Summer Book Reading program, sponsored by U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Library, finished with its closing ceremony at Camp Walker's Hilltop club, Aug 2.

  • Kids find a little bit of Heaven at Vacation Bible School

    Aug 7, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON - The 2014 edition of Vacation Bible School, held at the Daegu American School on Camp George, was a resounding success, attended by nearly two-thirds of elementary school-aged children in Area IV who were mentored by more than 120 volunteers!

  • Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs officials visit Camp Carroll wetlands

    Aug 7, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON - Every year, the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of Daegu makes a U.S. Army Garrison Daegu installation visit, and according to Sagong, Chan, the ministry's administrative officer, it's something they look forward to from one visit to the next. Last year, ministry officials visited Camp Walker. July 23, the group made its way to Camp Carroll and USAG Daegu's unique welands restoration project.

  • Paddling offers Warriors in Transition unique physical training experience

    Aug 6, 2014

    The Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, challenged themselves with outrigger canoe paddling, a favorite sportin

  • 403rd AFSB honors deputy to the commander at retirement ceremony

    Aug 6, 2014

  • Sanchez, Newest Army One-Star

    Aug 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Col. Eric L. Sanchez, commander of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was authorized and directed to wear the one-star insignia of a brigadier general during a frocking ceremony, Aug. 1, 2014, held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Mortuary affairs Soldiers demonstrate mobility capabilities

    Aug 6, 2014

    Mortuary Affairs units are typically not known for their mobility. However one unit in the U.S. Army Pacific received a unique piece of equipment increasing its capabilities allowing the unit travel further with forward deployed units in combat.

  • Strategic Signal Soldiers gain valuable tactical experience

    Aug 6, 2014

    Soldiers from the 501st Signal Company stationed at Camp Humphreys, South Korea gained an insight into what "the other side" of signal operations looks like during training July 8.

  • Torii Station, Garrison Okinawa upgrade signs

    Aug 6, 2014

    OKINAWA, Japan (Aug. 6, 2014) -- U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa's Department of Public Works' Sign and Paint Shop, in collaboration with other shops form the operations and maintenance division, completed Aug. 6 the initial phase of an ongoing effort to standardize the signage around the Torii Station installation.

  • Machine Gun University: We Train the Trainer

    Aug 6, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The sound of weapons firing rips through the sky as Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, fire at targets with their crew-served automatic weapons at Machine Gun University, Aug. 1, on Ingman Range, Camp Casey, South Korea. Machine Gun University is a week-long class which aims to prepare noncommissioned officers to become experts in various crew-served arms so that they can bring their special training and expertise back to each of their units.

  • Coalition team makes impact during RIMPAC fire support exercise

    Aug 5, 2014

    A coalition team consisting of militaries from four different countries observed and coordinated surface and air attacks as part of the Rim of the Pacific exercise at Pu'u Ahi, Hawaii, July 25, 2014.

  • Camp Zama hosts annual Bon Odori festival

    Aug 5, 2014

    Nearly 28,000 Japanese and American community members from the local area attended Camp Zama's (Japan) 55th annual Bon Odori festival, Aug. 2, 2014, here.

  • N. Korean special operation forces infiltration van showcased for 19th ESC senior leader development

    Aug 4, 2014

    The Korean Defense Intelligence Command displayed a North Korean special operation forces infiltration van, Aug. 1, staged in front of the headquarters of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command for more than 130 Soldiers, here.

  • Japanese encephalitis virus threat in Asia

    Aug 4, 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.

  • Five graduate from Pacific Leadership Academy

    Aug 4, 2014

    Five 413th Contracting Support Brigade civilians recently graduated from the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board's Pacific Leadership Academy.

  • 8th Military Police Brigade changes leadership

    Aug 4, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - 'Watchdog' Soldiers, families, and supporters gathered at Hamilton Field, here, to mark the passing of the 8th Military Police Brigade Colors from Col. Mark Jackson to Col. Duane Miller during a change of command ceremony, July 31.

  • Fifth Korean-American Joint Summer School concludes

    Aug 1, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The fifth iteration of the Korean-American Children Joint Summer School, a free program for elementary school age children living here and at Osan Air Base -- along with about 100 Pyeongtaek-area children -- was held July 22-25, at the Paengseong International Community Center. The program is hosted by Pyeongtaek City and Gyeonggi Province and organized by the Pyeongtaek Cultural Center. Participants spent four days together, exploring both Korean and American culture. The students participated in various activities during the first three days, including traditional cultural experience classes (Korean paper-making, wood craft, natural dyeing and beads craft, pop dance class, cooking class and fan drawing/design). On the final day, after spending most of it on Camp Humphreys visiting M.P. Hill Fitness Center and eating lunch at Talon Café, the children went back to the community center for a buffet dinner party and to present some of what they learned to their parents before the graduation ceremony. -- U.S. Army photos by William Kim, Helena Kim, Kate Ko and Min Kwon

  • 19th ESC and Area IV members compete in Hwang River Aquatic Marathon; tour Hapcheon Movie Theme Park

    Jul 31, 2014

    HAPCHEON, South Korea--Hundreds of people, including more than 40 Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, "Team 19", competed in the unique Hwang River Aquatic Marathon, July 27, hosted by the 19th ESC Civil Affairs office partnered with the Daegu Compass.

  • Japanese researchers comb New York State Military Museum records to find missing American Soldiers r

    Jul 31, 2014

    A team of Japanese researchers are hoping records sitting in the New York State Military Museum here will provide a clue to finding the remains of American Soldiers 7,600 miles away on the island of Saipan. They are racing against time, explained Yukari Akatsuka one of the Japanese researchers, because in September, a condominium developer is going to start pouring concrete over the area where they think missing American Soldiers may be buried.

  • Camp Carroll lifeguards make safety a priority

    Jul 30, 2014

    USAG DAEGU -- Soldiers are taught to always put mission first. However, they are not the only ones who face the challenge of doing their jobs not only extremely well, but safely. So, when it comes to mission and safety, that's something people like lifeguards understand all too well. For a lifeguard, safety is definitely a primary consideration. Also, it is obvious that prevention becomes the key element in their efforts to perform their jobs well. In other words, stopping an accident before it takes place, is far better than trying to react to it once it has occurred. Lifeguards are a special group of people who probably know this fact better than most, and for those serving at the USAG Daegu Sports, Fitness and Aquatics, swimming pool on Camp Carroll, it's something that they take quite seriously, and given their high level of perfection, it's understandable. "If a dangerous incident occurs while a patron is in the pool, the lifeguard could be blamed. As a lifeguard, what we have to do is be on top of the potential crisis before the customer gets into real trouble. We are ready to do that. We place safety first at all times, and that's what we willingly sacrifice for," said Ryan White, Assistant Manager, USAG Daegu Sports, Fitness and Aquatics. To ensure customers enjoy their time swimming or wading in the cool waters of the pool, lifeguards are posted at all times. To prepare them for any possible emergency, weekly mini-training is conducted. That training consists of simulated accidents, aimed at coping with any accidents that might occur. At least three times a week, lifeguards take part in 500 meter swimming exercises. These events are checked by their seniors, and at that time they are told what they are doing or not doing correctly. The lifeguard's responsibilities are governed by regulations. In Area IV, Camp Walker holds lifeguard training annually. It is during that time when all lifeguards from Camp Carroll must participate--in order to retain their skills and their certification. With their focus on maintaining a high level of safety, sports, fitness and aquatics Director Modesto A. Rodriquez said, "We don't have accidents often. To my knowledge, I would say we have not had a pool accident at Camp Carroll in maybe 4 to 5 years." As one can imagine, where safety is involved, there is the need for adherence to strict rules. At the Camp Carroll pool, as is the case at the Camp Walker pool facility, there are several rules all swimmers must follow. Among them are "Do not run," "Drinking liquor is not allowed here," and "Please do not wear sunglasses." Pool officials said that in most instances, accidents can be avoided by following these rules. "If someone tries to do something they're not suppose to do or is about to fall into trouble, the on duty lifeguard will blow the whistle to warn him or her, or whomever is closest to the person, will signal everybody else before the incident becomes serious," said White. To ensure lifeguards have an opportunity to stay on top of their duties and performance, they must follow the "20 seconds" rule. That means the first 10 seconds is for lifeguards to recognize what is happening, and the next 10 seconds is to save a life. Therefore, they are compelled to watch their area of responsibility at all times...with no room for error. White said, "We will do our best to makes customers feel comfortable--as long as it doesn't harm the safety of our pool." If you plan to spend your summer in the pool, then the Camp Carroll swimming pool is the best choice you can make. Come and enjoy the fun. The lifeguards are always ready and prepared for you.

  • Natural talent comes alive for multimedia illustrator

    Jul 30, 2014

    Matching a job with a person's interest and aptitude is not always easy. So, when it does happen, the synergy effect is enormous, and that's why since her short time in Daegu, Pfc. Hayley Kate Gardner, HHC, USAG Daegu, has almost everybody talking.

  • Army Community Service celebrate 49 years of service

    Jul 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 31, 2014) -- Camp Zama's Army Community Service hosted a pool party July 26 at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area Pool, here, in recognition of the Army organization's 49 years of service to military families. Several community members participated in the celebration.

  • 8th TSC NCO earns top Army safety award

    Jul 30, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Tony W. Scott, the equal opportunity adviser for the 130th Engineer Brigade, was recently awarded the Army Individual Award of Excellence in Safety, the top individual safety award in the U.S. Army, July 22 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Framing class teaches practical, artistic skills

    Jul 29, 2014

    One thing that is common in every household are picture frames, especially custom picture frames which are great presents to give or receive. However, custom picture frames are expensive to purchase. Luckily the Camp Humphreys' Community Activity Center came up with a clever solution to this simple issue. People who live here can take advantage of the Arts and Crafts Center's Framing and Matting class, held in the Community Activity Center.

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