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  • Annual Combined Capabilities Exercise Enhances U.S., ROK Partnership

    Mar 27, 2015

    As part of Foal Eagle, one of the largest annual field-training exercises in the world, the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division partnered with the Republic of Korea 137th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, 8th Infantry Division to conduct a combined capabilities exercise Mar. 25 at the Multi-Purpose Range Complex in Pocheon, South Korea.

  • South Korean President Reaffirms US-ROK Alliance, Vows to Strengthen Defense on Fifth Anniversary of

    Mar 27, 2015

    Republic of Korea President Park, Geun Hye joined bereaved family members, surviving crew members, senior government officials and military officers at the Daejon National Cemetery Mar. 26 on the fifth anniversary of the North Korean attack on the South Korean Navy Pohang-class Corvette Cheonan to mourn the loss of 46 sailors who perished on board and an underwater demolition team Warrant Officer who lost his life during search efforts.

  • Interoperability improved during annual Key Resolve exercise

    Mar 26, 2015

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- There may be some truth to the proverbial saying: "time heals all wounds"; but the scars of history are an enduring reminder to prepare for the future.

  • OCSJX-15 Enters Next Phase at Schofield Barracks

    Mar 26, 2015

    The second portion of Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2015 began at Schofield Barracks, HI, as the scenario execution phase of the first portion of the exercise began at Fort Bliss, Texas. The first portion of OCSJX-15 replicates actions taken in support of, phase 0, deterrence activities. At the end of the execution phase at Fort Bliss, the exercise then transitions to the second portion here, with the establishment of the Joint Theater Support Contracting Command.

  • How do you get the cookie to the girl?

    Mar 26, 2015

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- A girl, no more than four, stood behind a wooden post as she silently watched aid workers remove fallen palm trees and metal-roof sheets from the road, clearing a path for trucks making their way into the Philippine village. Typhoon Haiyan had transformed this once vibrant village into a disaster area reminiscent of a war zone. A truck came into the village, giving the basic survival supplies to the people in desperate need. The young girl and her mother were among the many that lined up to receive food and fresh water.

  • Thunder Inn serves up quality food, leaders

    Mar 26, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Few things are more essential to a Soldier's morale than the availability of a warm meal. Whether deployed overseas, training in a field environment or working in a garrison setting, dining facilities provide Army formations with the sustenance for success.

  • Alaska's Army aviators to the rescue

    Mar 26, 2015

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Alaska consists of 663,300 square miles, with the interior being the largest region, home to the highest peak in North America and largely made up of uninhabited wilderness. The hunting, fishing and training in this area are among the best in the world and access to these remote locales can be extremely treacherous and sometimes life threatening. If you were to get lost or injured in some of these parts, help could be hours if not days away.

  • Oil spill responders train at CRREL to keep the Arctic clean

    Mar 25, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (ERDC-CRREL) recently hosted, for the fourth year, Alaska Clean Seas' (ACS) Advanced Oil Spill Response Training.

  • Army Raptors educate Sailors on Army refueling

    Mar 25, 2015

    Refuel Soldiers with 46th Aviation Support Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade hosted Army aviation training March 17 at the rapid refuel point on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in order for Sailors in the air department of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to become familiarized with Army aircraft.

  • Hawaii governor visists Fort Shafter

    Mar 25, 2015

    Hawaii Gov. David Y. Ige made his first official visit as governor to the U.S. Army Pacific March 23, where he received briefings and an aerial tour of Army training areas and installations on Oahu.

  • OCSJX-15 scenario execution phase begins

    Mar 25, 2015

    Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2015 scenario execution phase began here March 24 and will continue through March 29. The exercise scenario focuses on training the workforce in OCS planning, execution and management.

  • Former Yankee players inspire American and Japanese youth during camp

    Mar 24, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 25, 2015) -- "This was a once in a lifetime experience," said Maya Carter, a 6th-grader from the Arnn Elementary School, when describing the Tomodachi Charity Baseball Camp held March 21at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

  • IMCOM announces public affairs competition winners

    Mar 23, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (Mar. 23, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command announced results of the IMCOM-level Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition.

  • Task Force Talon supports future of Guam with PIE

    Mar 23, 2015

    Bright eyes follow the visitors entering the room. The low murmur of whispers builds into rumbling excitement, as students greet the volunteers who enter with warm smiles and eager anticipation.

  • Sea Dragons share IAMD expertise at Key Resolve 15'

    Mar 23, 2015

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command deployed forward to the Republic of Korea to participate in the annual multi-national scenario based training exercise, known as Key Resolve, March 3-13.

  • Traveling By Day -- Cheong Gye Cheon brings serenity, calm to travelers

    Mar 22, 2015

    City life is hectic. It is especially hard to maintain a balanced life when you're living in a densely populated megalopolis like Seoul. Congested traffic, skyscrapers piercing the skyline, and the never-sleeping streetlights keeps a man from inner peace. For serenity and tranquility people seek for parks or massages, but there's a better option here in Seoul.

  • Potential new way of producing water now comes in box form

    Mar 20, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers participated in a weeklong field-testing and train-the-trainer exercise using the Aspen 2000 water purification system combined with a water packaging trailer on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 9-18.

  • 2015 Pacific Regional Medical Command Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 20, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii --- Non-commissioned officers and junior enlisted Soldiers from Medical Department Activity Korea (MEDDAC-K), Medical Department Activity Japan (MEDDAC-J), Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and United States Army Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB) participated in the 2015 Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Best Warrior Competition here, March 16-19, 2015.

  • Army Corps, Army Garrison-Hawaii Participate in Groundbreaking for Phase 2 of CAB Complex

    Mar 20, 2015

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Directorate of Public Works, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and contractor Nan-Samsung LLC personnel participated in a Hawaiian groundbreaking and site blessing March 18 on the south side of the Wheeler airstrip, officially starting the construction for the second phase of the 25th Infantry Division (25th ID) Combat Aviation Brigade Complex (CAB).

  • Paratrooper connects with grandfather in return to 'the Rock'

    Mar 19, 2015

    It was the last stronghold of the Japanese. A small tadpole shaped island in the Philippines known as Corregidor and it was all the Americans needed in order to secure a victory. The 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team, activated in August of 1941 prior to the beginning of World War II, was among the few chosen to combat Japanese defenses there.

  • Korean War POW gets final salute

    Mar 19, 2015

    Sixty-four years after being declared dead at Valley Number One POW Camp in North Korea, Army Sgt. Floyd J.R. Jackson, a Korean War prisoner of war, was returned home, March 5, 2015, to full military honors courtesy of Fort Carson.

  • AFSBn-NEA hosts Japanese officer in Co-Op program

    Mar 19, 2015

  • U.S., South Korean troops reunite for exercise

    Mar 19, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- American Soldiers who specialize in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive hazards joined forces with South Korean troops during Key Resolve in Korea.

  • 'In front of them all': JSA shoots perfect gunnery

    Mar 18, 2015

    CHEORWON, South Korea - Imagine teeing off to a hole-in-one your first time on a golf course. For some, that may seem impossible, but an infantry crew from United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area, an extension of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, did just that - shooting a perfect score during their very first gunnery.

  • 835th creates another port operations solution at White Beach

    Mar 18, 2015

    The 835th Transportation Battalion continues to create innovative solutions for unusual port operations problems at White Beach in Okinawa, Japan.

  • Acting IMCOM Region Director gains insight about the Camp Zama installation

    Mar 18, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 19, 2015) -- Installation Management Command's Acting Pacific Region Director, Gregory Kuhr, visited Camp Zama March 12 during a tour of Army installations in the Asia and Pacific region.

  • USAG Japan hosts 4th annual earthquake functional exercise

    Mar 17, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 17, 2015) --The 4th annual earthquake functional exercise was conducted March 12 by U.S. Army Garrison Japan's Directorate of Emergency Services. The exercise was held in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on the Camp Zama installation.

  • Yomitan Village, Torii Station Participate in Sports Exchange Program

    Mar 17, 2015

    More than 80 residents from Sobe Ward, Toguchi Ward and Oki Ward were welcomed by officials from U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa, the Okinawa Defense Bureau and 73 members of the U.S. Army Family for some friendly competition, food and fun. Eight teams competed for top honors in a beanbag toss, a no-holds-barred five colored-tug-of-war and a wild three-legged race, but in the end the combined sense of community came out on top.

  • US, Cambodia partner for Exercise Angkor Sentinel 2015

    Mar 17, 2015

    U.S. forces from the Idaho Army National Guard arrived in Cambodia last week for the commencement of Angkor Sentinel 2015, March 9, 2015. Angkor Sentinel is an annual bilateral exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces that focuses on providing humanitarian assistance and responding to disasters. This year marks the sixth iteration of this significant and highly-productive regional training exercise.

  • RCAF Soldiers learn to be first responders during Angkor Sentinel 2015

    Mar 17, 2015

    Members of the 18th Medical Command Group conducted a four day, medical first responder exercise for soldiers from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, March 11, 2015.

  • 40th annual Culinary training event results announced

    Mar 17, 2015

    While the 40th Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event may be over, the experiences of almost 300 service members will have a lasting impact on culinary programs across the military. With 588 judged entries, this event is a primary training opportunity for military chefs.

  • Forward together we go

    Mar 17, 2015

    Forward together we go, or in Hindi, Chalein Saath Saath!! The U.S. Army Pacific and I Corps welcomed the Indian army to the 19th India-U.S. Land Forces Executive Steering Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, March 11-13.

  • 555th Engineer Soldiers showcase counter IED skill sets

    Mar 17, 2015

    Soldiers from the 555th Engineer Brigade showcased their engineer operations and systems skills to counterparts from a delegation of the Indian Army Feb. 19.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers remember the 'Forgotten War'

    Mar 17, 2015

    It's been a little more than 64 years since the Battle of Chipyong-ni. If you don't know the details of this conflict off the top of your head, you're not alone. While it doesn't have the same name power as, say, the Invasion of Normandy or the Battle of the Bulge, it was without a doubt one of the most decisive actions of the Korean War.

  • KATUSA Program Key to Enduring Partnership between U.S. and Republic of Korea

    Mar 17, 2015

    The U.S. and the Republic of Korea (ROK) will commemorate 65 years of partnership since both nations first amalgamated in June 1950 as the US-ROK Alliance (the Alliance) to repel the invasion by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

  • New Traffic Code becomes effective March 16 at USAG-Hawaii

    Mar 16, 2015

    U.S. Army Hawaii Regulation 190-5, the new USARHAW Traffic Code, takes effect Monday, March 16.

  • SMDC conducts Best Warrior Competition at Schofield

    Mar 16, 2015

    Soldiers from the Army's Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) gathered, here, to compete in a three-day Best Warrior Competition, March 3-5.

  • Town hall highlights inspection, troop reductions, employees

    Mar 16, 2015

    Garrison personnel learned the installation earned an "outstanding" rating during the Organization Inspection Program in February, conducted by Installation Management Command-Pacific, when the commander held a town hall at the Main Post Chapel, here, March 5th.

  • Medical Planning at the Forefront of Exercise Key Resolve in Japan

    Mar 16, 2015

    United States Army Japan (USARJ) Surgeon collaborates with 62nd Medical Brigade (MED BDE) and 18th Medical Command (MEDCOM) to further refine the Medical Concept of Support for the Japan Area of Operation (AOR) in support of the Key Resolve 2015 training exercise.

  • Resiliency Training

    Mar 15, 2015

    Medical Department Activity- Japan (MEDDAC-J) conducts resiliency training through paintball.

  • Command troops hone skills during Exercise Key Resolve

    Mar 13, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives, or CBRNE, Command prepared to return home following Exercise Key Resolve in South Korea, March 13.

  • Bronco Brigade masters skills during Exercise Lightning Forge

    Mar 13, 2015

    The Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division spent two grueling weeks facing off against opposing forces (OPFOR) in order to test their skills during Exercise Lightning Forge, one of the largest training exercises conducted recently at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Soldiers Hone Skills, Learn to Work as a Team at Key Resolve

    Mar 13, 2015

    After two-weeks of training, participants in the annual military training exercise Key Resolve have packed up their equipment and are homeward bound. Among those are nearly two dozen Soldiers assigned to the 213th Regional Support Group. The Soldiers deployed from the United States to support the March 2-13 drill in South Korea.

  • Eagle Scout project opens the Kolekole Hiking Trail

    Mar 13, 2015

    Four Soldiers from the 5th Engineer Detachment, 84th Eng. Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, volunteered for Saturday's Eagle Scout project.

  • Army Reserve chief visits Mililani High School JROTC

    Mar 13, 2015

    Chief of the Army Reserve, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, and his staff met with cadets from the Mililani High School JROTC to congratulate them on their recent success during the recent CyberPatriot competition, which challenges teams of students from the United States, Canada and Department of Defense schools abroad to resolve cyber security scenarios in simulated environments.

  • Safety tips, regulation awareness urged for hiking in Hawaii

    Mar 13, 2015

    The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is reminding the public to obey the law while hiking in Hawaii

  • Medics Strengthen Bonds, Solve Challenges

    Mar 12, 2015

    One could argue the best friendships are forged through shared experiences and, sometimes, challenges. War is often a source of bonds between Soldiers that is sometimes explained as an experience that one can only realize first hand. Prior to war, the experiences that can build a military unit's cohesion frequently are presented during training. Soldiers assigned to the 121st Combat Support Hospital recently had an opportunity to strengthen friendships and hone skills during an exercise on Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Korea Training Offers Chance for Siblings to Bond

    Mar 12, 2015

    Her bright red lipstick screamed "look at me," contrasting with the thick, light brown bangs she modestly hid behind. She wore a light purple, crocheted hat and a small, cloth owl-shaped pin. Her energy buzzed in a playful, Mary Poppins way. She quietly appeared on the subway platform near Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul, South Korea, seemingly out of nowhere, and smiled widely as she touched her brother's shoulder.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander experiences last frontier

    Mar 12, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific's commanding general, visited Fairbanks, Alaska, the nation's last frontier, March 10, 2015, to evaluate how cold-weather training is conducted in Alaska's vast training locations.

  • Signal Brigade leadership visits ROK military sites during Key Resolve 15

    Mar 12, 2015

    The senior enlisted leader of 1st Signal Brigade conducted battlefield circulation to Korean military bases, including 5th Corps in Idong, the 6th Corps in Pocheon, and the 7th Corps in Icheon, Korea, March 11.

  • Commander, U.S. Army Pacific, experiences The Last Frontier

    Mar 11, 2015

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - There is a 95-degree temperature difference between Hawaii and Interior Alaska. It was a brisk -25 degrees when U.S. Army Pacific's Commanding General, Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, stepped off his aircraft in Fairbanks, Alaska, the nation's last frontier, March 10, 2015. The reason for the visit is to evaluate how cold-weather training is conducted in Alaska's vast training locations.

  • Pennsylvania Guard participates in USFK exercise Key Resolve, supports Eighth Army

    Mar 10, 2015

    Soldiers from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 213th Regional Support Group are joining forces from around the world to participate in Key Resolve 2015.

  • Training the force, anywhere

    Mar 10, 2015

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, recently concluded exercise Lightning Forge 2015 March 6 as part of a culminating home station training event as well as a proof-of-concept mission for the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability, a training and evaluation program run by the 196th Infantry Brigade.

  • Iwo Jima, Arlington National Cemetery linked by three flag-raising Marines

    Mar 9, 2015

    Seventy years ago, Marines fought for footholds in the volcanic earth of an unknown Pacific Ocean island named Iwo Jima. Throughout the five weeks of battle against the Empire of Japan, over 6,800 Americans spilled their blood in the shadow of the island's summit, Mount Suribachi.

  • USO stars visit DMZ in Korea

    Mar 9, 2015

    The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff brought USO tour celebrities to the 38th parallel where Soldiers from North Korea and South Korea have stared each other down for more than six decades.

  • U.S. Army Pacific leader provides perspective on Indo-Asia-Pacific partnerships

    Mar 9, 2015

    Pacific Pathways will include 29 exercises with 12 Indo-Asia-Pacific countries over the next five years, said the commander of U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Spartan first sergeant earns coveted Master Parachutist badge

    Mar 9, 2015

    After 18 years of service and multiple combat deployments, a company first sergeant earned the coveted master parachutist badge, the highest-level airborne skills award here, March 6, 2016.

  • 94th AAMDC THAAD Battery in Guam transfers authority to its sister unit

    Mar 5, 2015

    Task Force Talon's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, Battery A, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, passed the defense of Guam mission to Btry. D, 2nd ADA, during a transfer of authority ceremony March 4, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • Logistics for Pacific Pathways: Malaysia

    Mar 4, 2015

    The Keris Strike portion of the Pacific Pathways exercise provided logisticians from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, with valuable lessons about supporting a combined task force.

  • Republic of Korea honors America's heroes

    Mar 4, 2015

    Speaker of the National Assembly for the Republic of Korea, Chung Ui Hwa, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery to honor America's fallen.

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Key Resolve exercise

    Mar 4, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- The U.S. Defense Department's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is participating Key Resolve in South Korea March 2 - 13.

  • Dailey outlines initiatives, priorities on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Mar 4, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey made his first official troop visit to discuss the Army's priorities, outline his initiatives, and get feedback from Soldiers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, March 2-3.

  • TAMC welcomes a new Company Commander

    Mar 4, 2015

    Company A, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), conducted a Change of Command ceremony where Capt. David Delgado relinquished command to Capt. Janessa Moyer in an outdoor ceremony held at Troop Command lawn, TAMC, Hawaii, on Mar. 4, 2015. Col. Eric Bailey, Commander, Troop Command, TAMC, hosted the event which was attended by U.S. Army leaders based in Hawaii.

  • Signal Soldier wins the NETCOM Career Counselor of the Year

    Mar 3, 2015

    The career counselor for 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, won Network Enterprise Technology Command Career Counselor of the Year on Feb 3.

  • Youth showcase their talents alongside Young Americans

    Mar 3, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 3, 2015) -- Nearly 100 Camp Zama youth members performed alongside The Young Americans Feb. 26 inside Arnn Elementary School's cafeteria for community members, parents and guests.

  • Soldiers hone skills at machine gun university

    Mar 3, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Fourteen noncommissioned officers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participated in the unit's machine gun university Feb. 23-27 at Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Soldiers strengthen skills during Strong Bonds retreat

    Mar 3, 2015

    GARRISON YONGSAN, South Korea - Thirty Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participated in the Strong Bond Single Soldier retreat Feb. 26-28 at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Garrison Yongsan, South Korea.

  • Engineers enhance leadership through staff exercise

    Mar 3, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers and staff with 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, trained in a Command Post Exercise to simulate mission command of other units in combat scenarios Feb. 23-27, at Leader's Field here.

  • Operation Homefront nominates Hawaii student as Military Child of the Year semifinalist

    Mar 3, 2015

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The Military Child of the Year Award is an award presented to a military child who stands out among their peers in their communities by demonstrating resilience, strength of character and overcoming the challenges of military life.

  • Fil-Am Soldier sees historical 70th Anniversary of Corregidor thru today's partnership

    Mar 2, 2015

    "Freedom isn't free," U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Arvin Layugan told Mike Enriquez of Philippine radio station DZBB 594KHZ during a Feb. 27, interview broadcast to millions of listeners while speaking about the 70th Commemoration of the re-taking of Corregidor.

  • DIVARTY runs, meets with commander

    Mar 2, 2015

    The 2nd Infantry Division Artillery conducted the first DIVARTY run on Main Post Joint Base Lewis-McChord to build unit cohesion, motivation and improve Soldier fitness Feb. 20.

  • Vet recalls Battle of Hamburger Hill

    Mar 2, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Robert L. Richardson described himself as a 19-year-old kid when he first set foot in Vietnam in 1969. Just one year later, he left there a man.

  • Cav trooper returns home after 64 years

    Mar 2, 2015

    After being wounded in action and taken prisoner during fighting in Unsan, Korea, in the Korean War, Pfc. Lotchie Jones, a Soldier with the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, is scheduled to return to his family after 64 years.

  • PRMC Officer donates her hair as she prepares for Ranger training

    Mar 2, 2015

    1st Lt. McKinsey Hulen, Special Projects Officer (G3), Headquarters, Pacific Regional Medical Command, donates her hair as she prepares to attempt something that only 43 other female Soldiers in the U.S. Army's history have tried; Hulen is attending the U.S. Army Ranger Training and Assessment Course (RTAC) later this month at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 3-25 Avn. practices non-combatant evacuation

    Mar 2, 2015

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade picked up close to 60 refugees from a muddy field by Dillingham Airfield on the North Shore of Oahu Mar. 1, and evacuated them to the safety of a U.S. Navy ship at Pearl Harbor. The refugees, however, were not as they seemed. They were Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team role-playing as civilians, and the evacuation was a planned part of a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation built into Lightning Forge 2015, a huge exercise conducted by the 25th Infantry Division.

  • Area I DPW goes hot to help troops

    Mar 2, 2015

    Mechanics scale icy slope to restore hot water at austere radio site

  • Are you getting the rest you need?

    Mar 2, 2015

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- He lied restlessly in bed and wide awake. The clock stared back at him with an ominous glow of its digital numbers: 3:32 a.m. He couldn't remember the last time he had a good night's sleep. He turned over. He just couldn't get comfortable. No matter how much he tried, it just didn't seem to be a way to get into a position that would allow him to fall asleep. The moon shined oppressively through the windows and invaded his bedroom with its white light. His mind kept racing through the next day's problems and yesterday's faults. What if he did this? What if he did that? Maybe if he was just able to focus on his family and get his work done than none of this… Wait! This is what he was thinking a few hours ago. His mind was going in circles. He knew he needed help.

  • Korean, U.S. Soldiers Brave Cold, Test Medical Skills

    Mar 1, 2015

    On a small military airfield about 20 miles south of the border that separates North and South Korea, Soldiers from South Korea's and America's armies have gathered in windy and cool conditions to test their ability to deal with a medical emergency caused by chemical munitions.

  • 1st Signal Brigade inspects local JROTC Cadets

    Feb 27, 2015

    YONGSON GARRISON, Korea -- Young cadets from the Seoul American High School Junior ROTC program gathered in their gymnasium for inspection on Feb. 26. Eight 1st Signal Brigade non-commissioned officers conducted the inspections for 140 young cadets. In addition to inspecting and grading their uniforms, the NCOs asked the cadets general military knowledge questions to gauge their understanding on military protocol.

  • Joint Staff approves Humanitarian Service Medal for service during Operation Damayan

    Feb 27, 2015

    The Joint Staff announced eligibility guidelines Jan. 14 for the Humanitarian Service Medal for Republic of the Philippines Relief Efforts, known as Operation Damayan.

  • Japanese leaders visit 20th CBRNE Command

    Feb 27, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland -- Leaders from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) paid a visit to the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) here Feb. 27.

  • Virtual town hall opens real-world communication lines

    Feb 27, 2015

    The garrison's quarterly Facebook Town Hall is scheduled for March 4, 6-7:30 p.m., under the "Event" tab at www.facebook.com/usaghawaii.

  • Youth 'build' a forest, environmental awareness

    Feb 27, 2015

    Over 100 elementary school students from central Oahu interacted with a native Hawaiian forest at the Hawaii Agriculture and Environmental Awareness Day at the Urban Garden Center in Pearl City, Feb. 13.

  • Spartans fly high with northern neighbors

    Feb 27, 2015

    Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division and paratroopers with the Canadian army celebrated a recent partnership jump with a wing exchange ceremony Feb. 26, 2015 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Exercise Spartan Pegasus demonstrates joint military partnership

    Feb 26, 2015

    Paratroopers, with U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, performed the largest U.S. airborne mission north of the Arctic Circle in more than a decade during Spartan Pegasus 15, Feb. 24.

  • Allies pull cords, strengthen relationships

    Feb 26, 2015

    Explosions recently rocked the Yakima Training Center, Washington, as sappers from the U.S. Army and Canadian military conducted joint training.

  • 78th Signal hosts Black History Month observance

    Feb 25, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 25, 2015) -- The 78th Signal Battalion hosted a Black History Month observance Feb. 19 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, to recognize and honor the many achievements and aspects of African-American culture.

  • Japanese First Responders Team Up with US Partners during Exercise

    Feb 25, 2015

    The scene was set on a crisp afternoon as the notional scenario played out. A military aircraft crashes, crew members eject into the sea before impact while others lie helplessly near the wreckage. Japanese citizens on the ground are also injured by the debris.

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa Welcomes New CSM

    Feb 25, 2015

    Soldiers, Families and civilians gathered under blue skies at Torii Beach Feb. 20 to officially welcome and formally recognize Command Sgt. Maj. Kelvin A. Broadnax as U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa's senior enlisted adviser.

  • Eighth Army honors FILA Chairman as Inaugural Distinguished Former KATUSA of the Year

    Feb 25, 2015

    Eighth Army honored Chairman Yoon, Yoon-soo, chief executive officer and chairman of Fila Global and the Acushnet Company as the inaugural Staff Sgt. Kim, Sang-won Distinguished Former KATUSA of the Year Feb. 24 at the Eighth Army Headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

  • Ambulances delivered to support Philippine armed forces

    Feb 25, 2015

    Twenty-three high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles, or Humvees, were delivered to the Philippine Armed Forces between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1 as part of a foreign military sales case facilitated by the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command.

  • Military Saves Week; bank kicks-off campaign with a ceremony

    Feb 25, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 3, 2015) -- Military Saves Week was held at Camp Zama from Feb. 23 until Feb. 26. The Camp Zama Community Bank hosted the kick-off event for Military Saves Week Feb. 23 inside the bank's lobby.

  • 205th MI Battalion, Tactical Engagement Team advance DCGS-A in Pacific

    Feb 24, 2015

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The 205th Military Intelligence Battalion here conducted ground breaking training on the Distributed Common Ground System-Army, or DCGS-A, in January to posture the unit to be able to support requirements as the anchor point of the Army's intelligence enterprise in the Pacific.

  • 225th BSB Soldiers take part in Operation Red Ball

    Feb 24, 2015

    WAIALUA, Hawaii -- Members of 225th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB), 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team and supporting Forward Support Companies (FSC) engaged in the spirit of friendly competition during Operation Red Ball Express (ORBE) at Dillingham Airfield in Waialua, Hawaii. ORBE was what is commonly referred to as a truck rodeo.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) Helps Empower Leaders of the Hawaii Army National Guard Youth Challenge Program

    Feb 24, 2015

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii--The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Chaplain, Lt. Col. Steven Jones, supported the Hawaii Army National Guard Youth Challenge Program at Barbers Point by teaching the cadre and staff about different approaches to leadership development, January 12-16, 2015.

  • Dempsey visits strategic, remote Kwajalein Atoll

    Feb 23, 2015

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visit Kwajalein

  • Madigan's prenatal ultrasounds nationally recognized

    Feb 23, 2015

    Madigan Army Medical Center recently earned national recognition for its excellent performance in prenatal ultrasounds when its Antenatal Diagnostic Center was recertified in January by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, making Madigan the only military treatment facility in the United States with this designation, said Supervising Sonographer Joann Acosta.

  • North Wind 2015 features first-ever joint airborne jump

    Feb 23, 2015

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force completed Exercise North Wind 2015, Feb. 21.

  • Local hospital gives back to Garrison Korean Nationals

    Feb 22, 2015

    SEOUL, Republic of Korea -- The Soon Cheon Hyang Hospital and U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan strengthened their relationship with a committment of medical support to Korean personnel operating in the garrison.

  • Groundbreaking represents start of construction phase for Space Fence

    Feb 20, 2015

    Cooperative effort begins with groundbreaking on Kwajalein Atoll

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