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  • 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.

  • Eighth Army to celebrate 70th anniversary in June

    Jun 5, 2014

    The top U.S. Army formation in South Korea, Eighth Army will celebrate its 70th anniversary on June 10, 2014.

  • Air Cav Soldiers Earn their Spurs for the first time in Korea

    Jun 5, 2014

    For 4-6 ARS, an air cavalry squadron that flies OH-58D Kiowa helicopters, the event was a last "hoorah" before wrapping up its nine-month tour on the peninsula before returning to their home station on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. With this rhyme on their lips and a packed rucksack on their backs, about 60 troopers of the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, participated in a Spur Ride, May 21-22, in Chungcheong Province, South Korea.

  • "Our desire for peace will never cease" NNSC hosts annual Spring Reception

    Jun 5, 2014

    Story and photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman 210 FA BDE Public Affairs PANMUNJEOM, South Korea --The Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission invited delegates and ambassadors from all over the world to join them in their annual Spring Reception at the Demilitarized Zone of the Joint Security Area in Panmunjeom, South Korea, May 16.

  • Former leaders of the Army visit 210th FA Bde.

    Jun 4, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Former Chief of Staff of the United States Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan and former sergeant major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, visit the Thunder Inn dining facility, to have lunch with Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, June 4, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. During their meal, Soldiers had the opportunity to talk about current events and various policies within the Army.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District construction division moves to Humphreys

    Jun 4, 2014

    The majority of the district's construction division employees are set to move to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys by Oct. 15. The move coincides with a ramping up of construction at the garrison, part of the United States Forces Korea's Yongsan Relocation Plan (YRP), the largest base relocation program in the Department of Defense.

  • My Korea, My Life -- Pfc. Park

    Jun 4, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The Korean Augmentation to the United States Army program has existed for more than 60 years and it showcases the Alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States. For Pfc. Sanghyeok Park, from La Crescenta, Calif., an automated logistical specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, it means Family.

  • Dirty Jobs -- Safety NCO

    Jun 3, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Summer is coming and people are ready to have fun in the sun. However, it is vital that they stay alert and keep their eyes open for unexpected dangers that may come along, and have someone as an anchor to warn them and keep them safe.

  • Thunder Fitness Challenge Award Ceremony

    Jun 3, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division are awarded for their achievements during the Thunder Fitness Challenge May 30, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. Of the 85 Soldiers who competed, only 20 achieved the standard of the challenge. 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.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Prince recognized for his dedication

    Jun 3, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Sgt. 1st Class Justin Prince, from Clifton, Texas, the intelligence non-commissioned officer in charge assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, receives the Meritorious Service Medal from Lt. Col. Shane Barna, the commander of 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th FA Bde., 2nd Inf. Div., for his dedicated service for the unit May 30, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Mighty 41st Signal Battalion Competes in Stress Shoot Competition

    Jun 3, 2014

    Senior leaders representing 41st Signal Battalion convoyed to the Ingman Range at Camp Casey to conduct a Stress Shoot Competition that is designed to hone their warrior skills and test their ability to accurately engage targets on a firing range under extreme stress and exhaustion in Dongducheon, South Korea May 20.

  • U.S. Air Defense doctrine release marks 'cornerstone' in South Korea/U.S. interoperability

    Jun 2, 2014

    The commander of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade presented the Republic of Korea Air Force Air Defense Missile Command with the historic release of U.S. Air and Missile Defense doctrine specifically approved for South Korea's Patriot force, May 29, 2014, at the Air Defense Missile Command headquarters at Osan Air Base, South Korea.

  • Teach Thy Neighbor: Middle School Students Learn English from Soldiers

    Jun 2, 2014

    -- U.S. service members are visitors to the Republic of Korea and it is important to foster positive relations with our host nation. U. S. Forces Korea, peninsula wide operates the Good Neighbor Program to assist the U.S. military in making and keeping positive, friendly relations, and maintaining a strong Alliance. As ambassadors to the U.S., it is important to visit the local community, showing a friendly presence. Soldiers from 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, create that presence with their own English camp.

  • Heritage of Strength

    Jun 2, 2014

    In the wake of the Cambodian Civil War in the early 70s, following America's withdrawal from neighboring Vietnam, genocide wrapped the countryside in fear.

  • Army Corps, Sumo-Nan, Inc. Reopen Renovated UEPH for Tripler Troop Command Soldiers

    Jun 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Tripler Army Medical Center and contractor Sumo-Nan, Inc. officials opened a renovated Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH/Building 104) May 30 during a blessing and maile lei untying ceremony. The upgraded UEPH will house Companies A, B and D of the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Troop Command.

  • KATUSAs exercise rights as Soldiers and citizens

    Jun 2, 2014

    The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers, or KATUSAs, voted for the 6th Provincial election May 30.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center hosts simulation center open house

    Jun 2, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, hosted an open house for its Medical Simulation Center, May 27, 2014, to highlight virtual reality and robotic technologies available to medical residents and staff. The interactive training equipment is used as part of continuing education and training requirements.

  • New leadership team for Pacific Signaleers

    Jun 2, 2014

    The 311th Signal Command (Theater) welcomed a new leadership team for the Soldiers and Civilians supporting the Army's Signal mission throughout the Pacific region during two official ceremonies on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle Parade Field Wednesday, May 28.

  • 210th FA Bde. Memorial Day Enlisted Run

    Jun 2, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, 210th Field Artillery Brigade command sergeant major, leads Soldiers from 210th FA Bde., 2nd Infantry Division, on a brigade noncommissioned officer and enlisted run on Camp Casey, South Korea, May 22, 2014. The run focused on building unit cohesion and morale within the brigade.

  • 1st Bn. 15th FA Regt. Change of Command ceremony

    Jun 2, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- A change of command ceremony was held to honor Lt. Col. Jeremy McGuire, a native of Manhattan, Kansas, the outgoing commander for 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and to welcome Lt. Col. Michael Kimball, the incoming commander for the battalion.

  • Gen. Scaparrotti visits Camp Casey

    Jun 2, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commanding general of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea command, visits 210th Field Artillery Brigade, May 29, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea to see demonstrations of the equipment used by the brigade and to enjoy a meal with senior leaders at the Thunder Inn dining facility.

  • Korean rodeo determines "King of the Road"

    May 30, 2014

    CAMP STANLEY, South Korea -- The 46th Transportation Company, 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted their Annual Sustainment Truck Rodeo allowing Soldiers to demonstrate driving skills and warrior tasks and battle drills in the spirit of a friendly competition from May 28 -- 29.

  • North Korean defector separates fact from fiction for Area IV KATUSAs

    May 30, 2014

    Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Soldiers across Area IV gathered to receive a lecture from a North Korean defector. The Area IV Republic of Korea Army Support Group invited Choi Jung-hoon, a security lecturer and former North Korean soldier, as a guest speaker to teach the KATUSAs the reality of North Korea and the necessity for unification on May 27.

  • 8th TSC surpasses safety record at 1,000 days

    May 29, 2014

    The nearly 5,000 Soldiers and civilians of 8th Theater Sustainment Command surpassed an extraordinary safety milestone May 29, 2014, reaching 1,000 days without an accident-related death.

  • AFN-Daegu dedicated to serving America's best

    May 29, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON, South Korea - The DINFOS-trained broadcasters of the American Forces Network-Daegu never miss a beat in keeping the Southern Hub and Area IV community entertained and informed.

  • Korean Service Corps personnel perfect their skills during AWT

    May 29, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON, South Korea - Korean Service Corps personnel provide invaluable support to USAG Daegu and Area IV day in and day out - and they stay "Ready to Fight Tonight" by honing their battlefield skills during annual Army Warrior Task training.

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