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  • Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness

    Sep 29, 2014

    Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing within the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

  • Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness

    Sep 29, 2014

    Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing with exercises Garuda Shield and Keris Strike ongoing, and with exercise Orient Shield scheduled to being next month.

  • KATUSA ETS ceremony

    Sep 29, 2014

    AMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- More than 50 Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division successfully finished their 21 months of military service September 23, 2014 on Camp Red Cloud, South Korea. Out of those, 14 Soldiers were from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div. Lt. Col. Michael Kimball, the commander of 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th FA Bde., was present as the guest speaker for the ceremony.

  • Keris Strike 14 wraps up in Malaysia

    Sep 29, 2014

    Keris Strike 14 came to an end with an official closing ceremony, at Kem Desa Pahlawan, Malaysia, Sept. 26, 2014, to conclude the 18th iteration of the U.S. and Malaysian bilateral exercise, which began Sept. 13.

  • Nakdong River Battle re-enacts fierce battle, honors 64 years of South Korean history

    Sep 29, 2014

    As North Korean forces advanced south in the fall of 1950, waging a vicious war, the nation of South Korea and United Nations forces were pushed to a small southeastern area on the tip of the Korean peninsula, known as the Pusan perimeter, where they would stand to defend the suddenly prominent Nakdong River, later to be known as the "pivot" of the Korean War.

  • Alaska's Medevac Experts return from War

    Sep 29, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, ALASKA -- Flurries of snow and a noticeable chill were in the air on Fort Wainwright outside of Hanger 6 Tuesday night, Sept. 29, as Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, stepped back into the 49th state near the end of a nine month deployment.

  • Cav Troops prepare for Korea departure

    Sep 26, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division cased the battalion's colors on Cooper Field Sept. 25 at Fort Hood, Texas. The casing of the colors symbolizes the departing of the unit from Fort Hood en route to the Republic of Korea for a nine-month tour.

  • 1-14 Inf. Regt., 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Soldiers participates in Exercise Lightning Strike

    Sep 26, 2014

    WAIOURU, New Zealand -- Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, clear customs and unloaded their equipment after arriving in New Zealand to participate in the Lightning Strike Exercise Sept. 25. (U.S Army photos by Sgt. Christopher Hammond, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released).

  • 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Soldier wins USARPAC paralegal challenge

    Sep 26, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- An Army paralegal specialist job is to maintain law and order and ensuring the punishment fits the crime. However, when it comes to basic Soldiering skills one paralegal stands out in front of the rest.

  • Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness

    Sep 25, 2014

    PUSLATPUR, Indonesia --Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing within the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

  • U.S., Indian Soldiers train together

    Sep 25, 2014

    Watching the sunrise above the Himalayas while practicing yoga, rock climbing and rappelling as monkeys jump through the trees overhead; it sounds like an adventure vacation but for more than 75 U.S. Soldiers from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, it's an opportunity to work with the soldiers of the Indian Army to enhance the cooperation and coordination necessary during peacekeeping operations.

  • Sea Dragon talks suicide prevention at TAMC

    Sep 25, 2014

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. George Corbari, the force management officer with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, provided suicide prevention training, Sept. 8 to 12, 2014, to members of the Tripler Army Medical Center staff.

  • Former SMA visits Camp Zama, speaks at resiliency seminar, fair

    Sep 24, 2014

    Camp Zama, Japan, held a Community Resilience Seminar, Sept. 19, 2014, to introduce the Camp Zama Retiree Council and recognized "Retiree Appreciation Day, in conjunction with a "Passport to Life" Community Resiliency Fair at the Camp Zama Community Club.

  • Army scientist bolsters nanomaterials research with Singapore

    Sep 24, 2014

    U.S. Army and Singaporean scientists are advancing the future of nanomaterials through an exchange program between the countries.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers embark on 'Pacific Pathways'

    Sep 23, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are supporting U.S. Army Pacific's initiative to increase training west of the international date line.

  • Korean American Soccer Camp helps needy communities

    Sep 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Local schoolchildren wrapped up a three-day Korean, American Non-Profit Soccer Charity camp for youths ages 5 to 14, here, August 18-20. The camp offered children instructional based learning for youths wanting to learn the fundamental of soccer.

  • ACS offers unique newcomer's tour

    Sep 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Yongsan Army Community Services (ACS) welcomed newcomers to the Yongsan community with a bus trip to one of the greatest tourist attractions of South Korea, July 22.

  • Corps of Engineers, Community Clean-up Fort DeRussy for National Public Lands Day

    Sep 23, 2014

    More than 40 volunteers picked up trash at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki in honor of National Public Lands Day and International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 20. The Corps of Engineers' Pacific Regional Visitor Center coordinated the event which was supported by Corps employees, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Punahou Junior ROTC cadets.

  • Malaysian, U.S. Army medics complete Tactical Combat Casualty Care training

    Sep 23, 2014

    Malaysian Soldiers completed training on Tactical Combat Casualty Care to test the cumulative skills acquired during a Medical First Responder course, held Sept. 15-19, 2014, at Kem Desa Pahlawan, Malaysia, during the bilateral exercise Keris Strike 14.

  • USARPAC paralegal Soldiers committed to 'warrior trials'

    Sep 23, 2014

    While Army paralegals are known as Soldiers who assist in and outside military courtrooms, 19 U.S. Army Pacific paralegals had a different trial. The top paralegal Soldiers throughout the Pacific region participated in the seventh annual USARPAC Paralegal Warrior Challenge, Sept. 15-19.

  • Close Combat Tactical Training

    Sep 22, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, train on the interactive Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) September 17 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The simulated training is part of the battery's continued effort to ensure Soldiers receive as much hands-on training as possible in order to maintain readiness at all times.

  • Air defense bilateral engagement bolsters U.S./ROK alliance

    Sep 22, 2014

    Senior leaders of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade conducted a joint staff ride Sept. 19 with Republic of Korea's 2nd Air Defense Artillery Brigade to discuss interoperability of missile systems, deterrence of North Korean aggression and become familiar with recent incidents in the 2nd ROK Naval fleet's area of operations.

  • Engineers demonstrate physical, mental strength in 'Never Daunted' challenge

    Sep 22, 2014

    The 84th Engineer Battalion demonstrated its commitment to developing and motivating its troops by reinvigorating a unit-wide competition this month designed to instill its engineers with a drive to stay physically fit and up-to-date on their Soldier tasks.

  • Parents spend day celebrating their kids

    Sep 22, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 22, 2014) -- The Boys and Girls Club's "Day for Kids" event was held on Sept. 20 hosted by the Camp Zama Child, Youth and School Services at the Yano Ramble Field on Camp Zama, here.

  • Air Assault school students practice rappelling

    Sep 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, practice rappelling as a part of the Air Assault Course September 17, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Frag Out: 29th ENG Soldiers throw live grenades

    Sep 19, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- Nervous and tense, the sweat rolls off his face as he holds a live grenade firmly near his chest. He's trained all day with practice grenades, but now it was time to do the real thing. The safety noncommissioned officer calls his name. He takes a deep breath and walks to his fighting position. It was time to rise above the fear and trust his training. The NCO gives him instructions and in seconds a grenade was in the air. "Frag out" he shouts. He dodges in his foxhole and feels the impact of the explosion. "all clear" is echoed on the range. He stands up with a smile on his face and an overwhelming rush of adrenaline.

  • Decisive training shapes Warrior Brigade into a cohesive team

    Sep 19, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Leaders from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, gathered together for the week of Sept. 15 for a new leaders orientation course on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 2nd Bn. 11th FA Regt. helps to cool down classrooms

    Sep 19, 2014

    WAIANAE, Hawaii -- Normally when it is time for the weekend, Soldiers spend that time watching football, going to the beach, or finishing up a to do list their spouse had put together throughout the week.

  • Malaysian Rangers teach U.S. Soldiers jungle survival tactics

    Sep 19, 2014

    U.S Army Pacific Soldiers participated in Jungle Survival Academics at Kem Desa Pahlawan (KDP), Malaysia, Sep. 17, during Keris Strike 14. The training familiarized U.S. Soldiers with jungle tactics and techniques used by Malaysian Rangers for jungle sustainment.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Medics at work

    Sep 18, 2014

    Soldiers from Alpha Company, 121st Combat Support Hospital served as stand by medical personnel Sept. 13, 2014 during the first home game of the Seoul American High School football season.

  • Soldier missing from Korean War accounted for

    Sep 18, 2014

    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

  • U.S., Indonesian medical personnel assist over 350 during community event

    Sep 18, 2014

    Indonesian and U.S. medical personnel provided free medical attention to more than 350 patients during a Cooperative Health Engagement, CHE, held in Sumber Waru Village, Situbundo, Indonesia.

  • 94th AAMDC Soldiers Make History at Valiant Shield 2014

    Sep 17, 2014

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Headquarters; Battery C, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) and Task Force Talon come together for Valiant Shield 2014. The exercise began on Sept. 15 and concludes on Sept. 23.

  • Local government officials take a tour around Cp. Casey, Hovey

    Sep 16, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Newly employed Dongducheon officials visit Camp Casey and Camp Hovey to learn about U.S. military installations in South Korea and take a tour around post September 15, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The visit included briefs about each unit here followed by the visitors taking a look at the various equipment used by the Army.

  • Vietnam War Soldiers inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Sep 16, 2014

    Two Vietnam War Soldiers who were presented with Medals of Honor for their valor beyond the call of duty, Sept. 15, 2014, at the White House, were celebrated and inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Sept. 16, 2014.

  • Camp Zama hosts 5K run/walk, ceremony to commemorate 9/11

    Sep 15, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 15, 2014) -- Camp Zama's Soldiers, Civilians, family members, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members and local national employees participated in the 1st annual "True Red, White and Blue" 5K run/walk, held on the morning of Sept. 11, here, to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attack events. The U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted its annual 9/11 commemorative ceremony at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, later in the evening.

  • 45th STB exercises land, air, sea capabilities during readiness training

    Sep 15, 2014

    To achieve "readiness" in the Pacific, a unit must be able to quickly prepare its equipment and troops for movement by land, air, and/or sea. Soldiers from the 45th Special Troops Battalion demonstrated their ability to maximize all three modes during a deployment readiness exercise held at several locations on the island, Sept. 8-12.

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

    Sep 11, 2014

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

  • Army Reserve Soldiers complete Virtual Battle Space Training in Daegu

    Sep 11, 2014

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

  • 70th Brigade Support Battalion run

    Sep 11, 2014

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

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

    Sep 11, 2014

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

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

    Sep 10, 2014

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

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

    Sep 10, 2014

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

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

    Sep 10, 2014

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

  • Torii Station wins prestigious award

    Sep 9, 2014

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

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

    Sep 9, 2014

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

  • MEDDAC-Japan participates in disaster drill

    Sep 9, 2014

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

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

    Sep 8, 2014

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

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

    Sep 7, 2014

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

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

    Sep 5, 2014

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

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital conducts Mass Casualty Exercise

    Sep 4, 2014

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

  • SHARP training conducted on Camp Zama

    Sep 4, 2014

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

  • 1st Cavalry unit selected for South Korea deployment

    Sep 3, 2014

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

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

    Sep 3, 2014

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

  • Beard takes final march across historic Palm Circle

    Sep 3, 2014

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

  • 'Aurora Monsoon'

    Sep 3, 2014

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

  • Beard takes final march across historic Palm Circle

    Sep 3, 2014

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

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers complete Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 2, 2014

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

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

    Sep 2, 2014

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

  • Exercise in Korea strengthening Pacific partnerships

    Aug 29, 2014

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

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

    Aug 29, 2014

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

  • Women's Equality Day observance held at Camp Zama

    Aug 29, 2014

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

  • Arctic Warriors participate in Exercise Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2014

    Aug 28, 2014

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

  • Remembering Vietnam

    Aug 28, 2014

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

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

    Aug 28, 2014

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

  • Sign-ups under way for Area I flag football

    Aug 27, 2014

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

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

    Aug 27, 2014

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

  • Fifth annual disaster relief exercise closes in Bangladesh

    Aug 26, 2014

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

  • Area I libraries offer trove of plenty

    Aug 25, 2014

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

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

    Aug 25, 2014

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

  • 19th ESC supports during UFG

    Aug 22, 2014

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

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

    Aug 22, 2014

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

  • Cadet District Engineer Program Offers Hands-On USACE Experience

    Aug 22, 2014

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

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

    Aug 21, 2014

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

  • Gana-mui Woods, history and legend

    Aug 21, 2014

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

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

    Aug 20, 2014

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

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

    Aug 20, 2014

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

  • Fifth annual DREE kicks off in Bangladesh

    Aug 20, 2014

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

  • 21 nations participate in largest peacekeeping training event in 2014

    Aug 20, 2014

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

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 20, 2014

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

  • Dignity, Respect and Reverence: Bringing our Heroes home

    Aug 19, 2014

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

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

    Aug 19, 2014

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

  • The lost art of human kindness

    Aug 19, 2014

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

  • Thunder Soldier is seamless

    Aug 19, 2014

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

  • Dirty Jobs: Motor pool Monday

    Aug 19, 2014

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

  • Home safe and sound

    Aug 19, 2014

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

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

    Aug 18, 2014

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

  • Pilots & crew dive into water survival training

    Aug 17, 2014

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

  • ROK-U.S. intelligence venture enhances interoperability

    Aug 17, 2014

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

  • The lost art of human kindness

    Aug 17, 2014

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

  • Humphreys opens cutting-edge game room

    Aug 15, 2014

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

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

    Aug 15, 2014

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

  • ACS Lending Closet is there to help

    Aug 15, 2014

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

  • 'Paws' encourages year-round reading

    Aug 15, 2014

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

  • Team 19 welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Aug 15, 2014

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

  • SMDC History: Kwajalein joins GPS system

    Aug 15, 2014

    SMDC History of how Kwajalein joins GPS system

  • Soldier springs into action to save a life

    Aug 14, 2014

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

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

    Aug 13, 2014

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

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

    Aug 13, 2014

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

  • 196th Infantry Brigade change of command

    Aug 13, 2014

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