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  • Pacific's harbormaster, watercraft Soldiers ensure readiness, synchronization

    Dec 17, 2014

    The many ports, beach heads and other water terminals throughout the massive, Island-filled Pacific region are busy places. But "busy" doesn't do justice to their traffic during natural disasters or other contingency operation situations. When watercraft are quickly moving in and out delivering cargo, managing that traffic is a critical part of safety and mission success.

  • Fire from the sky: Airborne artillery warms up JBER winter nights

    Dec 17, 2014

    "Is that a fly-by or are they jumping?" a paratrooper asked another as they set up an M105 howitzer that had dropped from a plane less than an hour ago. A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft was approaching low and slow. The Soldiers stomped around the gun in the cold, dark and snow, making adjustments and preparing it to fire. The C-17 flew over their heads, littering paratroopers into the sky behind it.

  • Korea's Top Dentist Moves On

    Dec 17, 2014

    The 618th Dental Company (Area Support) is a unique organization in the Army Dental Care System in that is the only organization with a dual mission. It supports the Eighth United States Army during transition to hostilities and provides armistice health care to all United States Forces Korea beneficiaries on a daily basis at Camps Casey, Stanley, Red Cloud, Humphreys, Walker and Carroll as well as three dental clinics on Yongsan Army Garrison. Recently, the 618th underwent a change in leadership as the top dentist of all Korea, Col. David A. Mott was replaced by Col. Manuel Pozo-Alonso during a ceremony at Yongsan's Collier Field House.

  • Dragon brigade hosts second annual air defense artillery symposium

    Dec 17, 2014

    Dozens of Air Defense Artillery Soldiers and airmen gathered for the second annual ADA Korean Theater of Operations Symposium held here Dec. 12.

  • Eighth Army inactivates digital liaison detachment

    Dec 17, 2014

    Soldiers gathered in the Eighth Army headquarters Dec. 17 to witness the inactivation of a unit that served to improve the coordination of American and Korean military.

  • Guam Governor visits 94th AAMDC Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2014

    Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, governor of the United States territory of Guam, was the guest speaker for the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command St. Barbara's Day Ball, Dec. 5, 2014. During his visit he spoke with Sea Dragon Soldiers, who were native to Guam.

  • Australian Army visits CERDEC in preparation for NIE 17.1

    Dec 15, 2014

    The Australian Army G6 visited the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, Dec. 9, as part of initial coordination efforts leading up to his military's participation in the Network Integration Evaluation. The visit is a continuation of a broader collaboration between the Australian Defense forces and the U.S. Army to improve interoperability during multi-national coalition operations.

  • JBLM Soldier brings the heat during culinary arts team tryouts

    Dec 15, 2014

    The palpable scent of spices and steak filled the air as Sgt. Andrew Shurden, displayed his cooking skills at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Culinary Arts Team tryouts Nov. 18 - 21.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Sisters in Arms panel discusses improving performance in the work environment

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Pacific Sisters in Arms program convened a panel of successful senior enlisted female leaders at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel, Hawaii, Dec. 11 to discuss improving performance in the work environment

  • Eighth Army celebrates holidays and partnership at annual concert

    Dec 14, 2014

    American and Korean sevicemembers and their families celebrated the holidays and enduring friendship at the 7th Annual Korea-America Friendship Holiday Concert at the Seoul Performing Arts Center Dec. 14.

  • Thunder Soldiers teach English, strengthen bonds with the local community

    Dec 12, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Although Soldiers roam around the city of Dongducheon, it is sometimes difficult for local citizens to interact with them. However, Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, are working to change that. The "Thunder Brigade" Soldiers regularly volunteer to teach English to local community members. From elementary school students to the elderly, the 210th Field Artillery Brigade is embracing its hometown of Dongducheon and helping to build bridges of understanding between Soldiers and the local citizens.

  • US, Japanese sergeants major discuss leadership at YS forum

    Dec 12, 2014

    Among dozens of cultural encounters during this year's Yama Sakura was an ongoing exchange between the most senior noncommissioned officers participating in the exercise at Camp Asaka, Japan Dec. 10.

  • 1st ASOG supports Yama Sakura 67

    Dec 12, 2014

    When fighting a simulated war, sometimes a planner needs simulated air support. The planners at Yama Sakura 67 have one man to turn to between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. - Tech. Sgt. Casey Svehla.

  • Soldiers building valuable relationships with Japan during training

    Dec 12, 2014

    "The trust you build here is important because in times of crisis, you can't surge trust," said Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, referring to Yama Sakura 67, the joint, bi-lateral exercise with Japan that began Dec. 8, 2014, and runs through Dec. 14.

  • Load out and fly away; validation exercise

    Dec 12, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and airmen from the 535th Airlift Squadron, 15th Wing conduct a load out and fly away validation exercise Dec. 10 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam using two M1126 Strykers and a C-17 Aircraft as part of the 25th ID Contingency Response Force mission.

  • Sustainment proves crucial in exercise

    Dec 11, 2014

    The Army isn't quite known for its fleet of watercraft, but during a computer-simulated exercise like Yama Sakura that occurs in a country comprised of thousands of islands, leaders say they are invaluable. The boats aren't real, but they're part of a scenario that is designed to be as realistic as possible. Given the terrain in this particular scenario, watercraft can make a big difference.

  • Surviving Alaska: Winter Road Survival

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Most people know that winters here in Alaska are long and extremely cold. Whether you've lived in Alaska all your life or recently moved here for work, everyone should make safety a top priority, especially when it comes to driving. We spoke with Alaska State Trooper, Sgt. J. Carson to put together this question-and-answer resource to keep you in the know and help you be safe on Alaskan highways and byways.

  • Soldiers from 1-15 spend the day with local students

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--A group of Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, spent the afternoon with students at Dongducheon Middle School in Dongducheon, South Korea, December 9, 2014. During the visit, both groups played educational card games and Soldiers spent time helping students learn new English words.

  • 6-37 and ROK counterparts meet and greet

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, welcome the Republic of Korea Army 125th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, December 5, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The visit was a meet-and-greet session between staff members and their sections to increase interoperability between the battalions in the future.

  • Army plays Navy during annual flag football game on Camp Zama

    Dec 10, 2014

    Camp Zama's Army team defeated the Navy team from Naval Air Facility Atsugi 20-0, during the annual Army vs. Navy flag football game held Dec. 6, 2014, at Rambler Field on Camp Zama, Japan.

  • U.S., Japanese Service members train to defeat chemical attacks at Yama Sakura 67

    Dec 10, 2014

    At 10:35 a.m., Dec. 10, 2014, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force announces an attack by invading forces during a bilateral exercise. Eighteen notional enemy missiles with chemical payloads rocket toward unsuspecting ground troops and civilians who have yet to evacuate.

  • 45th STB troops strengthen leadership, teamwork in Warrior Week competition

    Dec 10, 2014

    Troops from the 45th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, dedicated hours and hours to extra training and team-building activities during the months before the unit's intense Warrior Week competition at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Dec. 1-4.

  • If you have the devices, they have the eBooks

    Dec 9, 2014

    Army Digital Media Library offers downloadable books, videos, music

  • Services Come Together in a Joint Commemoration Ceremony, for 73rd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

    Dec 9, 2014

    Hawaii -- Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen joined together in honor of the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, in a commemoration memorial ceremony, hosted by The National Park Service and the U.S. Navy, December 7.

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- "Gas, Gas, Gas!" As a warning alert sounds across the lanes, Soldiers hurry to don their gas protective masks within nine seconds. Regardless of physical or mental fitness, those nine seconds are critical because of the ease with which Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks can disable their target.

  • Soldiers get in the Holiday spirit at tree decorating contest

    Dec 8, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers and their Families gathered at the Warriors Club on Camp Casey, South Korea, December 5, 2014, for a tree decorating contest. Units brought ornaments that could contend not only for their originality but also for the homage they pay to their mottos and mascots.

  • Yama Sakura 67 kicks off in Japan

    Dec 8, 2014

    For the 34th time, U.S. and Japanese Soldiers stood side-by-side to kick off Japan's largest command post exercise, Dec. 8, 2014, at Camp Asaka, Japan.

  • Pacific Army ties protect nations

    Dec 8, 2014

    Indonesia and the United States have been developing a strong military bond for a number of years. This bond reflects the growth of Indonesia's democracy, the great strides toward professionalism that have been made by Indonesia's armed forces, and the strategic importance both countries place on our security ties under the Indonesia-U.S. Comprehensive Partnership. We have repeatedly demonstrated the growing value of our military cooperation for peacekeeping, disaster relief, intensified joint training, and modernizing weapons systems. As new priorities and challenges arise, the Indonesia-U.S. military relationship will be ready to respond.

  • America's entry into World War II remembered 73 years later

    Dec 8, 2014

    On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan carried out a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt told a joint session of Congress that Dec. 7 is "a date which will live in infamy." Immediately after, Congress declared war against Japan.

  • 25th ID hosts The Army's Actions on December 7, 1941 Commemoration

    Dec 8, 2014

    "December 7, 1941- a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will, through their righteous might, win through to absolute victory." -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  • Greatest Generation Visits Wheeler & Schofield

    Dec 8, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For some, it was a return to the scene of one of the most memorable days of their lives. For others, it was the first time they visited this particular part of Oahu. But for all 12 of the World War II veterans who visited Wheeler Army Airfield and Schofield Barracks on Dec. 5, it was a chance to take a walk down Memory Lane.

  • Ambassador visits U.S./Japan forces

    Dec 8, 2014

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy visited U.S. service members and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Dec. 8, at Camp Asaka Japan.

  • Women in "Steel" Battalion make history

    Dec 8, 2014

    In May of 2012, United States Army leaders announced that women would be eligible to enter combat-related jobs previously barred to them. By opening up military occupational specialties that were once only available to men, female Soldiers were now able to fill the ranks of certain combat units throughout the Army.

  • Eighth Army, Korean War Veterans Honor Venerated Korean War Commander

    Dec 7, 2014

    Eighth Army officials and Korean War veterans honored Gen. Walton "Bulldog" Walker, the first Eighth Army commanding general of the Korean War, during two separate ceremonies today to commemorate his legacy here in the Republic of Korea.

  • Yama Sakura 67 Kawagoe Cultural Visit

    Dec 6, 2014

    US Servicemembers in Japan for Yama Sakura 67 visited locations around Tokyo to build better relationships with their Japanses Ground Self-Defense Force partners.

  • UFG complete, on to new missions in Pacific

    Dec 5, 2014

    I Corps successfully completed the computer-simulation Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 on Aug. 28, at Camp Yongin, South Korea. "It was great to be here to train with the [Korean] army," said Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, I Corps Commanding General. "The exercise continues to build our partnership with our strategic allies here and to sustain the defense of South Korea."

  • Countries collaborate during UFG

    Dec 5, 2014

    A ringing phone draws Canadian Capt. Michael McNeill's attention away from a computer screen depicting actions on a battlefield.

  • I Corps, TROKA take on critical role in UFG '14

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers of I Corps and Third Republic of Korea Army set up a joint operations center in preparation for the computer-simulation Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 exercise at Camp Yongin, South Korea, which begins Aug. 25. The I Corps JOC joins multiple other operations centers, simultaneously standing up for the large-scale exercise happening at bases throughout the Korean peninsula.

  • 7th ID builds relationship with new Philippine army commanding general

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers from the 7th Infantry Division welcomed the commanding general of the Philippine army to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 2. During a stop on his visit to the U.S., Lt. Gen. Hernando Iriberri visited JBLM to learn about potential training opportunities with 7th Infantry Division and I Corps units.

  • 25th CAB receives new UH-60M Black Hawks

    Dec 5, 2014

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division received upgraded models of the UH-60 Black Hawk on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Aug. 27. The arrival marked the beginning of replacing all UH-60L model aircrafts with UH-60M model aircrafts within the 25th CAB.

  • Guam's Governor and Adjutant General Visit WTB Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2014

    Guam's Governor and Adjutant General visit Guamanian Soldiers in Transition at the Pacific Regional Medical Command-Warrior Transition Battalion (PRMC-WTB) on Dec. 4, 2014 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • US Soldiers serve Japanese communities

    Dec 5, 2014

    Sumo wrestling with children and pulverizing rice with a hammer are not your average community service projects - unless you're in Japan. U.S. service members joined their Japanese counterparts Dec. 5 for a series of community service events during the run-up to Yama Sakura, an annual bi-lateral command post exercise between Japan and the U.S.

  • Mullin, Moss Selected as 2014 Eighth Army MacArthur Awardees

    Dec 5, 2014

    Seven commissioned officers and three warrant officers from Eighth Army units around the Korean peninsula converged at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea Dec. 5 vying to be selected as the 2014 Eighth Army General Douglas MacArthur Leadership award winners.

  • Thunder leaders take on the Warrior Crucible

    Dec 4, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the Warrior Crucible, a team competition held December 2, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The event was designed to test Soldier's mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills. The Thunder Brigade won 2nd place out of four teams that competed, in a close match up between 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team who won first place.

  • Army Pacific leaders tour Japan's Yokohama North Dock

    Dec 4, 2014

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia and its higher headquarters, the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, hosted Gen. Vincent Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, and Maj. Gen. James Boozer, U.S. Army Japan commanding general, for a briefing, logistics terrain walk, and demonstration of Army Watercraft operations at Yokohama North Dock.

  • Hawaii-based unit returns from Afghanistan after mission as final brigade to lead CMRE

    Dec 4, 2014

    More than 100 troops from the 45th Sustainment Brigade's headquarters met an emotional explosion of cheers, waving signs, and anxious families and friends, as they marched into a hanger at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Dec. 3, marking the end of the Soldiers' eight-month mission in Afghanistan.

  • "Fire Mission"

    Dec 3, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conduct platoon certifications training Dec. 3 on Schofield Barracks. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released) To download these high quality photos or others; please visit 2nd Brigade Combat Team Flickr page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127082072@N06/sets/72157649187937998/

  • General Tells Tikes Tall Turkey Tales

    Dec 2, 2014

    Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander, U.S. Forces-Korea reads to kids during the Thanksgiving Story Hour at the Yongsan Garrison library Nov. 8. Approximately 30 kindergartners took part in the yearly event where the commanding general for USFK reads holiday stories to kids. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Yi, Junguk)

  • 75th Ranger Regiment returns to Korea for training

    Dec 2, 2014

    Rangers from the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, returned to the Republic of Korea to conduct a training exercise in coordination with 8th Army, Special Operations Command Korea, and U.S. Forces - Korea Command during the months of September and October.

  • Area 1 Commander's Cup

    Dec 2, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division attend the quarterly Area 1 Commander's Cup ceremony November 26, 2014 at Hovey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Hovey, South Korea. F 333rd Target Acquistion Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div., won the first place for small sized unit bracket. B Btry., 1st Bn., 38th FA Regt., won second place for small size unit bracket while A Btry., 1st Bn., 38th FA Regt., won third place for small size unit bracket, and 579th Forward Support Company, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiement, 210th FA Bde., won third place for the large size unit brackets.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers, Singaporean armed forces train together

    Dec 1, 2014

    Throughout the past two weeks, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has been alive with the sounds of helicopters and artillery as battalions from the 214th Fires Brigade and 75th Field Artillery Brigade hosted the Singapore armed forces, during Operation Daring Warrior.

  • 2-6th Cavalry prepares for Korea deployment

    Dec 1, 2014

    The Soldiers assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, vigorously trained day and night in a brigade-wide field training exercise to validate 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, as they prepare for an operational deployment from Hawaii to South Korea.

  • Thanksgiving at the JSA

    Dec 1, 2014

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the command team for 2nd Infantry Division, join Col. Michael Lawson and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the command team for the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div., to serve Soldiers of the United Nations Command Security Battalion -- Joint Security Area hearty Thanksgiving meals November 27, 2014 on Camp Bonifas, South Korea.

  • 2014 Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 30, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division celebrate the National Native American Heritage Month, organized by 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th FA Bde., at Hovey Theater, on Camp Hovey, South Korea November 25, 2014. The guest of honor, Col. (Ret.) William Michael Alexander, the 2nd Infantry Division's Museum Director and historian, was present to talk about the dedicated services of Native Americans in the U.S. Army.

  • Yongsan hosts Area II Retiree Appreciation Day

    Nov 30, 2014

    "Freedom is not free." It has never been free. The freedom we benefit from in this nation cannot be taken for granted. USAG Yongsan did not disregard of the toll that the veterans have paid by celebrating the Annual Retiree Appreciation Day at the Dragon Hill Lodge, Nov 15th.

  • 'Sparta Lives': New commander welcomed

    Nov 27, 2014

    Army Col. Scott A. Green assumed command of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division from the outgoing commander, Col. Matthew W. McFarlane, during a change of command ceremony Nov. 26, 2014 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Eighth Army celebrates Thanksgiving

    Nov 27, 2014

    Eighth Army celebrates Thanksgiving at the Honors Cafe Dining Facility, Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea Nov. 27, 2014. Eighth Army leaders continued the Army tradition of serving Thanksgiving meals to servicemembers, employees and Korean civilian guests.

  • SMA Chandler visits Soldiers during Thanksgiving trip to Korea

    Nov 27, 2014

    The 14th Sergeant Major of the Army personally thanked Soldiers at stops in Camp Kim, Camp Humphries, Camp Hovey and Camp Casey, in South Korea Nov. 26-27, 2014.

  • Humphreys spouse advances to Operation Rising Star final six

    Nov 27, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- For the second time in five years, a family member from here has been selected to compete for the grand prize at Operation Rising Star. Jackie Gollihar, the wife of Warrant Officer Steven Gollihar, assigned to Company B, 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion, won the local competition Oct. 22, in the Community Activity Center. Her first place finish here and the online voting earned her a shot at the finals. The Gollihar's, along with son Derrick, arrived here in September and Jackie said finding about the competition was a welcomed surprise. This is their second assignment to Camp Humphreys.

  • MEDDAC-Japan conducts bilateral Ebola preparedness drill

    Nov 26, 2014

    Medical Department Activity-Japan conducted an Ebola Exercise with some host nation partners on Nov. 21, 2014, in Tokyo.

  • SMA Chandler visits Camp Zama, discusses Army Profession

    Nov 26, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 24-25, 2014, as part of a tour of Japan and Korea.

  • The Thunder Brigade Soldiers Give Back the Community

    Nov 26, 2014

    Dongducheon, South Korea--Soldiers of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade opened their hearts to their host city of Dongducheon last week during two charity events aimed at helping impoverished citizens. The first event was the Gyeonggi Province Charcoal Distribution, during which, Thunder Brigade Soldiers helped to deliver 5,000 blocks of charcoal or "yeontan" to under privileged families in the city. Yeontan is a traditional fuel source, but is still used in some homes in Korea as the main source of fuel for cooking and heating.

  • Are you Arctic Tough?

    Nov 26, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - From Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to Fort Greely back around to Fort Wainwright there is one thing you will see in on the left sleeve on some Arctic Warriors, and that is the Arctic Tab. But what is the Arctic Tab mean and how do you get one? "The Arctic Tab is a sign for commanders to be able to visually identify Soldiers and leaders who have successfully completed training at the Northern Warfare Training Center , and have been taught how to sustain themselves and their Soldiers in arctic conditions," said Staff Sgt. Michael Obrien, an instructor with NWTC.

  • MP's SRT ensures readiness, ability to protect Hawaii military community

    Nov 26, 2014

    The 8th Military Police Brigade's Special Reaction Team troops stand ready to rapidly engage threats to Hawaii's military communities, a mission demanding seamless and synchronized action in incidents like the one they faced during their quarterly training, Nov. 20, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 599th Trans develops leaders from surface to sky

    Nov 25, 2014

    The 599th Transportation Brigade held leadership and professional development training with the 735th Air Mobility Squadron, which runs Hickam Air Force Base's Air Mobility Command passenger and cargo terminals, Nov. 7.

  • Under Secretary of the Army visits U.S. Army Alaska

    Nov 24, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, who also serves as the Army's chief management officer, got an eyeful of Alaska's vast training areas during an aerial tour of the Interior, Nov. 18, 2014.

  • Medal of Honor recipient from Korean War laid to rest in Arlington

    Nov 24, 2014

    Decades after he was killed protecting his unit from the enemy, Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. Miguel A. Vera of the Korean War was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia.

  • Multinational forces tackle Exercise Kiwi Koru challenges during force-on-force scenario

    Nov 24, 2014

    WHANGAMONONA, New Zealand -- The New Zealand Defence Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force and U.S. Army combined efforts during the main assault of Exercise Kiwi Koru Nov. 14.

  • CIED Instructors reach historic level In South Korea

    Nov 24, 2014

    After two years of expert exchanges and friendship building, instructors with the Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center (APCFC) conducted the first ever train the trainer (T3) counter IED course with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army.

  • US Army Pacific's first Australian general bids good day

    Nov 24, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr is bidding U.S. Army Pacific "G'Day," and moving on to his next assignment. An Australian Defense Force general, Burr is the first foreign officer to serve as deputy commanding General at a major Army Service Component Command.

  • Thunder Soldiers heat houses with warm hearts

    Nov 24, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participate in the 2014 Dongducheon Charcoal Briquette Charity event November 19, 2014 in Dongducheon, South Korea. The Soldiers were eager to help deliver charcoal briquettes to less fortunate people's homes. Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, the commanding general of 2nd Inf. Div., and Mayor Oh Se-chang, of Dongducheon were also present to help the citizens out. Charcoal, or 'yeontan' in Korean, will be used to heat houses to help the less fortunate during the cold winter season.

  • Soldiers and volunteers team up at Kimchi charity

    Nov 24, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in the 2014 Kimchi Charity event November 21, 2014 in Dongducheon, South Korea. The Soldiers prepared the kimchi en masse by scratch. Col. Michael J. Lawson, the commander of the 210th FA Bde., Lt. Col. Timothy Labahn, the deputy commanding officer of 210th FA Bde., and Mayor Oh Se-chang, of Dongducheon joined Soldiers and volunteers in making and taste testing the kimchi. The final product of 200 boxes were sealed and prepared for delivery to organizations offering help to the less fortunate in the local area.

  • Leaders celebrate Korean War legend's birthday

    Nov 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Senior leaders from the U.S. and South Korean military celebrated Gen. (Ret.) Paik Sun-Yup's 94th birthday Nov. 14.

  • Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr.

    Nov 21, 2014

    Editor's Note: The following article on Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr., was first published in the June 15, 2012 edition of the Morning Calm newspaper. It is being republished here, in somewhat modified form, during Native American Heritage Month 2014, for the benefit of our newer readers.

  • U.S. Army, Hawaii launches 'Don't be a BySTANDer -- Take a STAND!' campaign

    Nov 21, 2014

    The holiday season is a time for family, celebration and good cheer, but the holidays are often marked by an increase in the 4 S's: substance abuse, sexual assaults, suicide and safety violations. "Prevention of the 4 S's is everyone's business -- being aware, being proactive, being involved," said Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, senior commander of U.S. Army, Hawaii. " As we enter the holiday season, everyone needs to be vigilant."

  • Under Secretary of the Army visits JSA

    Nov 20, 2014

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- Honorable Brad R. Carson, the Under Secretary of the Army, visited the United Nations Command Security Battalion -- Joint Security Area, November 18, 2014 on Camp Bonifas, South Korea. The Under Secretary toured the JSA and shared lunch with Soldiers of the UNCSB - JSA.

  • Army Prepositioned Stock-4 partners U.S. Army Pacific for PULSE-W Exercise

    Nov 20, 2014

    The Pacific Utility and Logistics Support Exercise-Watercraft, or PULSE-W is a U.S. Army Pacific initiative to utilize Army Prepositioned Stock, or APS, watercraft stored in Japan to support various exercises as part of Pacific Pathways.

  • TAMC HAB Hosts Special Guests

    Nov 20, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Human Animal Bond (HAB) Program hosted a group of Japanese veterinarians and veterinary technicians as they learned more about the program on Nov. 6, 2014.

  • PRMC Medical Homes are 100 percent nationally recognized

    Nov 20, 2014

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) reaches 100 percent national recognition for its Army Medical Homes as of Oct. 23, 2014.

  • Soldier saves Service member after near-fatal accident

    Nov 19, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Darrick Geathers didn't join the Army to be a hero. He didn't raise his right hand and swear to interrupt another Service member's night on the town, but that is exactly what happened Oct. 17, 2014, following the Korean American Friendship Festival in downtown Songtan, South Korea.

  • Army mariners highlight capabilities, impact in Pacific for Under SecArmy Carson

    Nov 19, 2014

    Army mariners from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command shared their unique capability and the joint and multi-national impact Army watercraft has across the Pacific Theater with Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during his tour of U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel 4), Nov. 15, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 19, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, met with troops and senior leaders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 18, 2014, to discuss the Army's strategic vision for the Pacific and how I Corps units will be part of the Army's continued focus on the region.

  • Camp Zama hosts father, daughter date night

    Nov 19, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 19, 2014) -- The first "Father-Daughter Date Night" was held Nov. 15 hosted by the Camp Zama Protestant and Gospel Chapels at the Camp Zama Community Club, here.

  • Under SecArmy Carson visits South Korea

    Nov 19, 2014

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson met with U.S. Soldiers, civilian employees, and families in South Korea, Nov. 17-18, 2014, as a part of his trip to the Pacific region which included stops in Washington state, Hawaii, South Korea, and Alaska.

  • Tripler recognized by Hawaii Energy for energy efficiency efforts

    Nov 19, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) receives a $270,000 incentive from Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program, for the installation of energy-saving chillers during a check presentation at the TAMC Commander's Lanai, Oct. 9, 2014.

  • 71st EOD Group trains with 2nd Infantry Division

    Nov 18, 2014

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Leaders from the 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group integrated with the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea Nov. 1 - 6.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 18, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, met with I Corps leadership Nov. 18, 2014, to hear updates on the Pacific Pathways efforts, and to discuss PACOM AOR Integration. The visit included a stop to see 1st Special Forces Group and an aerial tour of Yakima Training Center range and maneuver areas.

  • Cav Soldier cuts music tracks in Korea

    Nov 18, 2014

    With his headphones on and music playing, the Soldier's focus is not on the world around him, but on the melodies flowing into his ears. He is busy comparing the harmony now playing to the original idea he developed in his head, debating if what he's hearing matches what he had envisioned.

  • K9, Soldiers conduct anti-terrorism training

    Nov 17, 2014

    BUSAN, South Korea--The 903d Military Working Dog Detachments, 94th Military Police Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, conduct their patrol and explosive detection training led by Sgt. 1st Class James G. Bockelmann, kennel master, at Busan storage facility and US Navy Ship Red Cloud, Oct. 27-28.

  • AMC strengthens ties with the senior logistician for the Republic of Korea

    Nov 17, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone and the U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted the commander of the Republic of Korea Army Logistics Command here, Nov. 13.

  • Pacific-based Army mariners return home from critical Kuwait mission

    Nov 17, 2014

    Spc. Chadwick Sams, a watercraft engineer with the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, holds his 4-month-old daughter for the first time Nov. 12 at Honolulu International Airport. Sams returned home after a nine-month deployment in Kuwait aboard the Logistics Support Vessel-6 along with 30 other Soldiers from the 605th Transportation Detachment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Taresha Hill, 8th Military Police Brigade, Public Affairs/RELEASED)

  • Pacific-based Army mariners return home from critical Kuwait mission

    Nov 17, 2014

    Thirty-one Pacific-based Army mariners from the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, reunited with their families in Hawaii, Nov. 12, after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait where they crewed U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel-6, delivering critical Department of Defense cargo throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • Army mariners highlight capabilities, impact in Pacific for Under Secretary

    Nov 17, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson boards the US Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistics Support Vessel-4), for a tour and discussion about Army watercraft capabilities, Nov. 15, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The vessel is one of the Pacific's 26 Army watercraft assets, and it averages 210 days at sea per year, providing over-the-water equipment and personnel transportation options to increase maneuverability and readiness throughout the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Mary E. Ferguson, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs/RELEASED)

  • US Army Pacific honors Australian generals

    Nov 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Pacific team bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr, and welcomed Maj. Gen. Gregory C. Bilton, both from Australia, with a Flying V ceremony on Nov. 17 at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • USARJ hosts National American Indian Heritage Month observance

    Nov 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 18, 2014)-- "A warrior's tradition: Contributing to our Nation's Freedom" was this year's theme for the National American Indian Heritage Month observance hosted by the United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward).

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers join in on the Manchu Mile

    Nov 14, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division join 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Inf. Div., to take on the Manchu Mile, a grueling semiannual 25 mile ruck march to honor warriors from the regiment who fought bravely during the China Relief Expedition during the early 20th century on November 7, 2014. Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the senior enlisted adviser for 210th FA Bde., also participated in the ruck to build esprit de corps and cohesion among Soldiers in both 210th FA Bde., and 1st ABCT.

  • Madigan providers gain skill in Ebola simulation exercise

    Nov 13, 2014

    Madigan Army Medical Center's special care teams started advanced training on Nov. 6, 2014, at the Andersen Simulation Center on Join Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to prepare for the potential of caring for Ebola patients.

  • 2nd unveils responsible behavior campaign

    Nov 13, 2014

    The 2nd Infantry Division is unveiling its "Think Twice" Campaign in an effort to educate Soldiers and reinforce responsible behavior by the Soldiers across the division.

  • Top 6 selected for 2014 Operation Rising Star presented by PenFed

    Nov 13, 2014

    Army Entertainment officials selected three Soldiers, two Army family members and an Airman as semifinalists in the 2014 Operation Rising Star presented by PenFed military singing contest.

  • MEDDAC-J Participates in BG Sams Equestrian Camp

    Nov 13, 2014

    MEDDAC-J Soldiers Participated by Conducting the Opening and Award Ceremony for the 66th Annual BG Sam Cup in Tokyo, on 9 November 2014.

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