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  • Eighth Army, 65th Medical Brigade Host Women's Equality Day Educational Panel

    Aug 28, 2015

    Eighth Army and the 65th Medical Brigade hosted a Women's Equality Day Educational Panel Aug. 26 at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul, South Korea to discuss contemporary issues and societal barriers that women continue to face in modern society.

  • Pacific engineers bring the 'essayons' spirit to Hawaii

    Aug 27, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses the word, "Essayons," the French word for "Let us try," as their motto because it is their common response to the daily challenges Sappers face.

  • West Point Soldier takes fiery passion to the ice in Korea

    Aug 27, 2015

    From West Point Hockey to semi-professional league in Korea, this air defense artillery officer balances work with play earning accolades along the way.

  • Wounded Warriors celebrated by Pacific Sustainers during canoe race

    Aug 26, 2015

    Since 2009, the State of Hawaii has been home to an annual canoe race to honor wounded warriors and celebrate their resiliency throughout their recovery.

  • Debra S. Wada visits Sea Dragon Headquarters

    Aug 25, 2015

    The Honorable Debra S. Wada, the assistant secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), visits the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Headquarters during her trip to Hawaii, Aug. 19.

  • Army Signaleers keep 14th MDB connected

    Aug 25, 2015

    Signal Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, 78th Network Enterprise Center, and the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion enhanced the ability of the 14th Missile Defense Battery, 94th AAMDC to communicate with their higher headquarters and transmit accurate missile defense data to meet their regional and homeland defense missions.

  • A brush with history: Meeting the navigator of the Enola Gay B-29

    Aug 24, 2015

    This past August 6 was the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, which hastened the Japanese surrender during World War II.

  • Command Sponsorship adds new opportunities for families in Korea

    Aug 24, 2015

    One of the biggest decisions a Soldier must make when on assignment to South Korea is whether to apply for command sponsorship for their family.

  • I Corps troops visit historic WWII memorial during Talisman Sabre

    Aug 24, 2015

    A lone house sits on top of a hill amongst a suburb of Brisbane. It is a house like any other house on the block; one where you would expect a small family to reside. But inside the house lies a secret history. Six members of I Corps intelligence community took a break from Talisman Sabre 15 to visit the Central Bureau Headquarters for Australian and American cryptologists during WWII under Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

  • Take a Stand! against complacency on workplace safety

    Aug 24, 2015

    Workplace safety is about preventing injuries and protecting the health of Soldiers, civilians and contractors by ensuring safe and healthy workplaces, whether it's in a Fort Shafter Flats office building or in the middle of a Schofield Barracks construction worksite.

  • EFMP activates new action team

    Aug 24, 2015

    Army families should be aware that changes have been made at the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP).

  • ALA Hawaii Show fuels local food products worldwide

    Aug 24, 2015

    It started 18 years ago with about a handful of businesses and a desire make local products more readily available to Hawaii's military community.

  • I Corps establishes radio communication with TROKA

    Aug 24, 2015

    Communication is one of the most important capabilities of a military, and the ability to communicate effectively and safely with its allies is equally important to be an effective bilateral fighting force.

  • Major USPS customs form change

    Aug 24, 2015

    Starting Oct. 1, customers mailing packages to or from a military post office are required to fill out a United States Postal Service customs form online. It is recommended that you go online to create and print forms prior to arriving at the Post Office. Customers can do this by going to www.usps.com and selecting "Complete Customs Forms" found under the International tab or by visiting cns.usps.com and creating a "Click-N-Ship" account. Customers not doing this prior to mailing packages could result in delays at their post office. Check with your local post office if you have any questions.

  • 2nd SBCT Soldiers Honored for Community Service

    Aug 24, 2015

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii -- Four Soldiers from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, were recognized during the Joint Venture Education Forum at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in Kapolei, Hawaii, Aug. 20, for their hard work, commitment and dedication working with Hawaii schools.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade conducts change of responsibility

    Aug 23, 2015

    The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division held a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 4 at the Carey Fitness Center on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Accomplishing the mission

    Aug 21, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Gerardo Gonzalez, the 2-6th Cav. Regt. command sergeant major, talked about the accomplishments and plans for his unit at the end of their deployment.

  • Test pilots keep 2nd CAB aircraft in flight

    Aug 21, 2015

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Sebastian Rivas, a native of Georgia and a maintenance test pilot from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, is one of those Soldiers.

  • 2nd CAB Soldiers qualify on M249

    Aug 21, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade completed an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon qualification Aug. 19 at the Warrior Range on the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea. Table one was completed with paper targets on Aug. 18 and table two was completed with pop-up targets on Aug. 19.

  • Last mission with OH-58 Kiowa

    Aug 21, 2015

    Spc. Daniel Gomez, an OH-58 Kiowa mechanic from the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd CAB, was one of many Soldiers at RLFC on August 20 for the joint/combined exercise, Furious Talon.

  • Ending on a good note

    Aug 21, 2015

    The Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade completed the exercise, 'Furious Talon', on August 21 at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea. The event saw all four rotary-winged aircraft belonging to the 2nd CAB in use along with ground forces from the 2-1 CAV.

  • Army Command Post Wi-Fi demo in Hawaii supports expeditionary comms

    Aug 20, 2015

    Just like most American homes are shedding cables in favor of wireless technologies, the Army too is in the process of introducing Wi-Fi and 4G LTE to its command posts to improve the agility of its forces.

  • Steel Battalion conducts combined live-fire exercise with ROK partners

    Aug 20, 2015

    Improved combat capabilities and greater operational understanding in the joint environment are two of the most important outcomes of combined training among Republic of Korea and U.S. Soldiers.

  • Student donates personal gift to charity

    Aug 20, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. During this time many people try to help children suffering from this disease. Efforts include 5K run fundraisers and blood drives. A Yongsan youth decided to help other children through a very personal gift, just in time for the new school year.

  • USPS: New online rules for overseas parcels

    Aug 20, 2015

    CAMP RED CLOUD -- Postal customers wanting to send parcels from overseas military post offices starting this fall will no longer be allowed to submit handwritten customs forms and instead will have to do the forms online. The change starts October 1 and applies to all customers using post offices on U.S. military installations in the Pacific and Europe, said Matthew J. Lewis, the Camp Casey postmaster.

  • Soldiers train during air battle simulation

    Aug 20, 2015

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade conducted their second world-wide defense simulation exercise using netted remote terminal battle labs August 9-14.

  • Test pilots keep 2nd CAB aircraft in flight

    Aug 19, 2015

    On the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea, Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade work day and night. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Sebastian Rivas, a native of GA. and a maintenance test pilot from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade is one of those Soldiers.

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 19, 2015

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) is participating in Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 17 - 28.

  • CJLOTS Team connects pipeline at Anmyeon Beach, Republic of Korea

    Aug 19, 2015

    United States and Republic of Korea forces successfully connected and tested a 3.2 kilometer (2 mile) long temporary fuel transfer pipeline from a U.S. Naval vessel to the Anmyeon Beach on the west coast of the Republic of Korea July 1-3, 2015 as part of the Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore 2015 exercise.

  • Eighth Army, KATUSA Veterans Association Commemorate 65th Anniversary of the KATUSA Program

    Aug 19, 2015

    During a brief ceremony, with Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) veterans who served during the Korean War in attendance, Eighth Army and the KATUSA Veterans Association commemorated the 65th anniversary of one of the most unique organizations in military history Aug. 14 at Camp Jackson, South Korea.

  • Eighth Army's Secret Weapon: The Korean Service Corps

    Aug 18, 2015

    Desperately clinging to their last vestige of a secure defensive front at the Pusan Perimeter, Eighth Army Commander Lt. Gen. Walton H. Walker knew he had to find some form of reprieve for his men in the foxholes.

  • American and Korean children become friends at the Korean-American Joint Summer School

    Aug 18, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- More than 160 American and Korean kids participated in the 2015 Korean-American Joint Summer School at Pyeongtaek International Exchange Foundation and U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys from July 29-31.

  • Despite Army reductions, Corps of Engineers hiring in Alaska

    Aug 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District is seeking qualified candidates in a variety of technical areas despite Army force reduction in Alaska.

  • Pacific troops keep Sgt. Audie Murphy's legacy alive

    Aug 18, 2015

    "You lead from the front." - Sgt. Audie Murphy.

  • TAMC EFMP offers family assistance

    Aug 17, 2015

    The Army Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) has a unique and important mission assisting active-duty Soldiers and their dependents with special medical treatment through therapy, education, training or counseling.

  • Air defense brigade tests 'support and report' of simulated missile fight

    Aug 16, 2015

    Soldiers, of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, conducted their second world-wide defense simulation exercise utilizing netted remote terminal battle labs, Aug. 9-14.

  • Torii Station Beach Event Biggest of the Year

    Aug 16, 2015

    Super Typhoon Soudelor, the world's most powerful storm of the year, gave Army event planners pause when the massive tempest threatened to veer north towards Okinawa after devastating Saipan and Taiwan. Luckily, the storm was a near miss and the largest storm gave way to the largest party of the season -- U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa's Caribbean Party at Torii Beach.

  • Employees on 5-year rule now given higher priority

    Aug 14, 2015

    Overseas government service workers subject to the Defense Department's 5-year employment limitation will be restored to a higher status in the priority placement program, according to a DOD memorandum released Aug. 6.

  • Kalalau Trail Visitor Safety Video

    Aug 13, 2015

    While it is awesome to be stationed here in Hawaii, we must constantly mitigate the surroundings around us while out and about. Check out this video posted by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources on hiking safety.

  • Pacific engineers, PACOM commander celebrate joint success, tradition

    Aug 13, 2015

    To celebrate the engineers' heritage and joint accomplishments throughout the Pacific theater, the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command hosted its first luau at the Hale Koa here, Aug. 7.

  • KATUSAs lead STT for US troops

    Aug 12, 2015

    Commonly referred to as sergeants time training, the weekly event is a period where Soldiers execute mission-oriented tasks to improve unit readiness. This training also allows noncommissioned officers to assess individual Soldier proficiency and reinforce standards through appropriate training methods. Yet, it is not uncommon for NCOs to add a twist.

  • 25th CAB and USAG-Hawaii vs. the Wildland Fire

    Aug 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's wildland firefighters battled a stubborn fire that filled Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa and nearby communities with a pall of smoke this week.

  • USACE Deploys to Support Typhoon Soudelor Relief Efforts

    Aug 12, 2015

    In support of the Governor, local responders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) personnel deployed in early August to support recovery efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI).

  • Hospital Wing Dedicated to Soldier who Displayed Selfless Service

    Aug 11, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army describes Selfless Service as putting the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates above your own.

  • Southeast Asian nation honors security enterprise Soldiers

    Aug 11, 2015

    Two U.S. Soldiers have been recognized by the Royal Brunei Air Force for outstanding contributions to their country's flight safety.

  • Cadet District Engineer Training Offers Summer USACE Experience

    Aug 11, 2015

    The Honolulu District hosted two U.S. Army Cadets during July 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). CDEP Cadets are generally assigned for several weeks of training during summer break at USACE Districts to work on civil, mechanical, electrical, or environmental engineering projects. The program exposes them to USACE missions and helps them explore potential active duty opportunities within the U.S. Army Engineer Branch profession.

  • Knowledge is power

    Aug 7, 2015

    Maj. Kenneth A. Ferguson, the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade operations officer, took part in an MDMP from July 27-31 at the COIC on Camp Humphreys. The exercise was in preparation for an upcoming War Fighter and Peninsula-wide exercise.

  • Hand-held camera program provides timely intelligence to tactical commanders in Vietnam

    Aug 7, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - In mid-December 1966, a U.S. Air Force (USAF) forward air controller, or FAC, approached the personnel of B Detachment, 1st Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Reconnaissance Support), MIBARS, located at Da Nang in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN). He was concerned about activity he observed in a nearby hamlet while patrolling for the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron.

  • Ace Parker: Still going strong after 52 years of service to Navy, Air Force, Army

    Aug 7, 2015

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- While someone who served 25 years in the military or other government service is usually considered as having contributed a lifetime of service to the nation, one employee in the 599th Transportation Brigade here has more than doubled that total.

  • Working dog competition tests skills, builds camaraderie

    Aug 7, 2015

    ilitary and police working dog teams went nose to nose while competing in the 2015 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Skills Challenge, hosted by the 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, July 27-31.

  • Honolulu Mayor's Office, 8th TSC partner to help homeless veterans

    Aug 7, 2015

    The Honolulu's Mayor's Office partnered with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to handout information to the homeless veterans in the area about the 2015 Veterans Stand Down at the Beretania Community Park Aug. 6.

  • Pacific troops honored for 116 years of service

    Aug 7, 2015

    After more than 116 years of combined Army service, five leaders from 8th Theater Sustainment Command were honored at a Celebration of Service Retirement Ceremony Aug. 6 at Richardson Theater here.

  • 'Thunder' Soldiers partake in air assault course

    Aug 6, 2015

    The annual mobile training team for the U.S. Army Air Assault School returned to Camps Casey and Hovey July 20-27 to train and certify Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division and Eighth Army.

  • Army technology advisors connect with Soldiers in Talisman Sabre 15

    Aug 6, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 6, 2015) -- As nearly 30,000 U.S. and Australian Service members convened for Talisman Sabre 15, Army officials said the two-week exercise was a prime opportunity to address technological concerns. U.S. Army science and technology advisors traveled across Australia July 7-20 to discuss issues with operational units during the joint, biennial exercise. "Soldiers are happy to talk with you about their equipment," said Lt. Col. Tom Bentzel, director of the U.S. Army International Technology Center Australia. "We got good feedback about boots, packs, vehicles, logistics supply chain, and command and control issues with communications connectivity and interoperability.

  • Army Food Management Assistance Team visits LRC-Honshu

    Aug 6, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- The Department of the Army Food Management Assistance Team recently visited the Logistics Readiness Center-Honshu, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, to evaluate the current food program at the Camp Zama Dining Facility, here.

  • 403rd Army Field Support Brigade supports KRF

    Aug 6, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, Korea -- The Army Field Support Battalion-Korea welcomed the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Black Jack) and the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment (Deep Strike) to Camp Casey, Korea, July 2, as the newest Korea Rotational Forces.

  • Aloha Soldiers! Welcome Home

    Aug 5, 2015

    Ten Soldiers from the U.S. Army Priority Air Transport Command's (USAPAT) Pacific Flight Detachment (PFD), were welcomed back onto U. S. soil by their headquarters command at Joint Base Andrews, Md., after a four-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Eighth Army, Korean Partners Role out Red Carpet for Korean War Vets

    Aug 4, 2015

    The Pusan Perimeter, the Battle of the Chosin River, and the Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River are just a few of the most intense and hard-fought battles that took place during the Korean War. During those three clashes alone an estimated 88,000 United Nations forces gave their lives to fend off the communist invasion.

  • Volunteer dedicates more than 360 hours to deployed troops

    Aug 4, 2015

    The Na Koa Award Volunteer Ceremony is a quarterly ceremony which honors and recognizes U.S. Army Hawaii community's most dedicated volunteers. This ceremony was held at the Nehelani Banquet and Conference Center here, July 29.

  • 50 years ago: Army executes rapid buildup in Vietnam

    Aug 4, 2015

    In early 1965, about 50,000 U.S. troops, mostly advisors, were in South Vietnam. By the end of 1966, that number had grown to 385,000 with the majority being Army and by that time, they were on the offensive, said Frank L. Jones.

  • Sustainers join Pacific Ohana after 8-year mission deviation

    Aug 4, 2015

    In October 2006, the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, originally scheduled for activation at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, was activated at Balad Air Base, Iraq, due to mission requirements of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • TAMC nurse featured in 'The Women and the Waves 2'

    Aug 3, 2015

    Bagalso is one of six women who will be featured in the film, "The Women and the Waves 2," directed and produced by Heather Hudson. Bagalso has been a nurse anesthetist at TAMC since August 2011. She recently commissioned into the 1984th United States Army Hospital Detachment, Hawaii, U.S. Army Reserve in March 2015 and is serving as a 1st lieutenant.

  • 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade KATUSA story

    Jul 31, 2015

    Please tell us your name and where you belong to.

  • To become the best medic

    Jul 31, 2015

    Sgt. Scott Lackey, an emergency care non-commissioned officer for the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, will participate the 2015 Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition after winning the 2nd Infantry Division competition and 8th Army competition.

  • Helping others get fit!

    Jul 31, 2015

    "Swing it higher!" a woman told them with excitement. She was 1st Lt. Laura Hinton, an assistant brigade logistics officer from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Issuing Army Prepositioned Stocks in Support of Pacific Reach 2015

    Jul 31, 2015

    YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia exercised their ability to issue APS-4 watercraft to 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) during Exercise Pacific Reach 2015, which was held in May.

  • 20th CBRNE Command supports exercise in Australia

    Jul 31, 2015

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre in Australia this month.

  • Everyone deserves an equal opportunity

    Jul 30, 2015

    This was a situation Sgt. 1st Class Spencer Howell, the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade equal opportunity representative, said he gives to Soldiers from different units from the brigade on 'Talon Talk', a brigade command information radio show, on July 29 at the Armed Forces Network station on the Osan Air Base in the Republic of Korea.

  • Keeping the best in the 2nd CAB

    Jul 30, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Terence S. Harris, a native of Memphis, Tenn. and the career counselor for the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd CAB, is that Soldier.

  • 402nd AFSB cases colors, prepares for mission to support U.S. Army Pacific Command

    Jul 29, 2015

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade cased it colors during a ceremony here July 16 in preparation for a move to Hawaii where it will serve as the U.S. Army Materiel Command and U.S. Army Sustainment Command's liaison to the field for the U.S. Army Pacific Command.

  • 599th changes command onboard Missouri

    Jul 29, 2015

    Col. Shannon C. Cox relinquished command of the 599th Transportation Brigade to Col. James M. Smith in a change of command ceremony July 23 on the fantail deck of the Battleship Missouri Memorial here.

  • "No Tobacco Day" make steps to tobacco free military base

    Jul 29, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 30, 2015) -- The "No Tobacco Day" campaign was held July 24 in support of U.S. Army Medical Department Activities-Japan and the Camp Zama Army Wellness Center, at the Camp Zama Main Exchange parking lot.

  • USARPAC Commanding General Tours Historic Bldg. T-112

    Jul 28, 2015

    The Honolulu District was honored today to host a site visit for U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks and his staff at the Corps' Bldg. T-112 Renovation Project on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle. Building T-112, built in 1907 and also known as Dunning Hall, is an important structure that is a key part of the Palm Circle National Historic Landmark District.

  • Honoring community contributions of local Soldiers

    Jul 28, 2015

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Soldiers participated in a ceremony, July 26, at the Wahiawa District Park War Memorial Swimming Pool in honor of the Sons of Wahiawa, 21 Soldiers who fought bravely to protect freedom in their country during World War II.

  • Sea Dragons conduct AMDPCS training, tests future software

    Jul 28, 2015

    Soldiers with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, conducted an air and missile defense planning control system training exercise, July 13 to 24, 2015, at Shafter Flats, Hawaii.

  • Pacific culinary Soldiers advance skills

    Jul 28, 2015

    Food service Soldiers from 25th Infantry Division and 8th Theater Sustainment Command participated in the Advanced Culinary Arts Training Program at Bronco Dining Facility here, July 7-23.

  • Torii Station turtles saved from typhoon

    Jul 27, 2015

    The Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works at U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa recently saved 88 Loggerhead Turtle hatchlings from Typhoon Chan-Hom, which made landfall on Okinawa July 10.

  • Soul food: Chaplains and Soldiers bond over burgers

    Jul 27, 2015

    Many people bond while sharing a meal together, the U.S. and Republic of Korea Army's are no different in that aspect.

  • ACS job fair provides opportunities in Yongsan

    Jul 24, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- Over 150 people, including service members and their families, looking for new opportunities attended the Army Community Service (ACS) Job Fair July 16 at Dragon Hill Lodge's Naija Ballroom, Yongsan. During the job fair, representatives from around the peninsula provided information and answered questions for potential future employees.

  • 'COEX' is shining jewel in Gangnam crown

    Jul 24, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- As PSY's 'Gangnam Style' hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it got people wondering where or what Gangnam is. Gangnam is a province located south of the Han River and it serves as the center of all business and entertainment of Seoul. As New York City has the Empire State Building, in the heart of Gangnam's central location lies the Convention and Exhibition (COEX) center. Standing as the core of the peninsula's MICE industry (Meeting, Incentives, Convention, Events and Exhibition), the COEX is one of the most popular convention centers in South Korea. Countless conferences of international significance were held at the COEX such as the ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) 2000, the G20 Seoul Summit 2010, and the Seoul 2012 Nuclear Industry Summit.

  • VBS offers kids, families summer fun, faith

    Jul 24, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- Summer is a busy time of the year as many families move in and out of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. In the midst of all this, the South Post Chapel offers an opportunity through their vacation Bible school (VBS) program for children to learn, grow and have fun. This year's VBS, which ran from July 13 to July 17, was slightly different from the ones in the past.

  • ROK, US Patriot crews seal gaps in combined air defense

    Jul 24, 2015

    Air defenders from Republic of Korea Air Force's 199th Air Defense Artillery Battalion and U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment joined forces for a week-long exercise linking U.S. and ROK air defense systems July 13-16 at Jungwon Air Base, South Korea. This is the second time the two countries have conducted this type of exercise.

  • PACFLT Commander Reaffirms U.S. ROK Navy Alliance

    Jul 24, 2015

    SEOUL -- Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited South Korea July 19-20, to meet with senior military and government leaders and reaffirm the U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea's enduring alliance as a cornerstone of Indo-Asia-Pacific regional stability. During the two-day visit, Swift met with leaders from both the U.S. and the Republic of Korea, to include the Honorable Mark Lippert, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Adm. Jung, Ho-sub, ROK chief of naval operations, Adm. Choi, Yoon hee, ROK chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Park, Seon-woo, deputy commander of the Combined Forces Command, to discuss the strength of the alliance between the U.S. and ROK.

  • USAG-HI provides opportunities to adopt chickens


    Jul 24, 2015

    It's unclear how they got, here, but hundreds of chickens have come home to roost at the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks.

  • US Army, RTA engineers partner to build schoolhouse for local children

    Jul 24, 2015

    In a continued effort to strengthen multinational partnerships across the Pacific theater, U.S. Army and Royal Thai Army engineers partnered to build a two-room schoolhouse for the fifth and sixth grade children in Saraburi, Thailand, during the Hanuman Guardian 15 exercise, May through June.

  • USARHAW SHARP summits focus on examining biases

    Jul 24, 2015

    The Army is in the midst of a major culture change as it strives to eliminate sexual assault from its ranks.

  • Summit draws Soldiers, others

    Jul 24, 2015

    Hawaii's first Transition Summit for Soldiers, family members and veterans rolled into action here, July 7 and 8, with expert panels, workshops, a networking event and a hiring fair -- all aimed at connecting service members with private-sector companies looking to hire.

  • Preventing suicides is everyone's responsibility

    Jul 24, 2015

    Suicide prevention is a concern for all Soldiers and family members.

  • DPW to monitor energy usage

    Jul 24, 2015

    Hawaii's yearlong tropical environment creates conditions for Soldiers, family members and civilian employees to use energy more than average.

  • USAG-HI welcomes its new deputy commander

    Jul 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii welcomed its newest top civilian official to the island earlier this month, but Deputy Garrison Commander Leonard Housley is no stranger to Hawaii.

  • Sea Dragons provide feedback to ordnance CSM

    Jul 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Edward C. Morris, the ordnance regimental command sergeant major, and Sgt. Maj. Gene E. Canada, the ordnance chief enlisted career manager in the personnel development office, met with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command ordnance Soldiers, July 21, 2015, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • RHC-P Command Team inducts the newest SAMC member

    Jul 24, 2015

    The Command Team from the Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) proudly inducted Staff Sgt. Diontae Allen into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club at the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB), on July 24, 2015.

  • Joint training exercise validates unit for CRF

    Jul 24, 2015

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, were validated as a Contingency Response Force during a joint training exercise with the 30th Arial Support Squadron, out of Niagara Falls, N.Y., July 21, 2015, at Hickam Airfield.

  • 'VBS' offers kids, families summer fun, faith

    Jul 24, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- Summer is a busy time of the year as many families move in and out of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. In the midst of all this, the South Post Chapel offers an opportunity through their vacation Bible school (VBS) program for children to learn, grow and have fun.

  • 2nd CAB Soldier selected for All-Army softball trial

    Jul 23, 2015

    First Lt. Courtney Clausi, a native of Ashland, Va. and the assistant personnel officer for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, had softball practice July 21 at a softball field on Camp Humphreys in the Republic of Korea. Clausi isn't your typical softball player though. She has been selected to compete at a trial to be a part of the All-Army Softball Team.

  • MEDDAC-J gives training in food handling

    Jul 23, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23, 2015) -- According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each year roughly one in six Americans get sick; 3,000 die from foodborne illnesses.

  • Forgotten War remembered and honored

    Jul 23, 2015

    Gen. Dennis Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) commanding general, and audience members from across the country honored and remembered the service of Korean War Veterans during the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo, held on Whipple Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Task Force Talon Soldiers honor Veterans during Guam Liberation Day Parade

    Jul 23, 2015

    For most Americans July 21 is just another day in the middle of summer, but for Americans on the US territory of Guam it is the island-wide holiday called "Liberation Day". This holiday is held in recognition of the day that the Battle of Guam began, 71 years ago, to free the island from the oppressive Imperial Japanese occupation during World War II. This year's holiday held extra meaning for the Soldiers of Task Force Talon, 94th Army air and Missile Defense Command, since it was the first time the unit participated in Liberation Day activities since deploying to Guam over two years ago.

  • USARPAC welcomes Chief of Staff to One Team Ohana

    Jul 23, 2015

    Major General Christopher Hughes was honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held on historic Palm Circle July 23.

  • Humphreys commander, Soldiers honor those who fought and fell during the Battle of Cheonan

    Jul 23, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander Col. Joseph C. Holland and 40 Camp Humphreys Soldiers honored the American and South Korean Soldiers who fought in the Battle of Cheonan during a poignant ceremony at Martin Park in Cheonan on July 8.