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  • Republic of Korea honors America's heroes

    Mar 4, 2015

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

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Key Resolve exercise

    Mar 4, 2015

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

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

    Mar 4, 2015

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

  • TAMC welcomes a new Company Commander

    Mar 4, 2015

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

  • Signal Soldier wins the NETCOM Career Counselor of the Year

    Mar 3, 2015

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

  • Youth showcase their talents alongside Young Americans

    Mar 3, 2015

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

  • Soldiers hone skills at machine gun university

    Mar 3, 2015

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

  • Soldiers strengthen skills during Strong Bonds retreat

    Mar 3, 2015

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

  • Engineers enhance leadership through staff exercise

    Mar 3, 2015

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

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

    Mar 3, 2015

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

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

    Mar 2, 2015

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

  • DIVARTY runs, meets with commander

    Mar 2, 2015

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

  • Vet recalls Battle of Hamburger Hill

    Mar 2, 2015

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

  • Cav trooper returns home after 64 years

    Mar 2, 2015

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

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

    Mar 2, 2015

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

  • 3-25 Avn. practices non-combatant evacuation

    Mar 2, 2015

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

  • Area I DPW goes hot to help troops

    Mar 2, 2015

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

  • Are you getting the rest you need?

    Mar 2, 2015

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

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

    Mar 1, 2015

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

  • 1st Signal Brigade inspects local JROTC Cadets

    Feb 27, 2015

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

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

    Feb 27, 2015

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

  • Japanese leaders visit 20th CBRNE Command

    Feb 27, 2015

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

  • Virtual town hall opens real-world communication lines

    Feb 27, 2015

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

  • Youth 'build' a forest, environmental awareness

    Feb 27, 2015

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

  • Spartans fly high with northern neighbors

    Feb 27, 2015

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

  • Exercise Spartan Pegasus demonstrates joint military partnership

    Feb 26, 2015

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

  • Allies pull cords, strengthen relationships

    Feb 26, 2015

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

  • 78th Signal hosts Black History Month observance

    Feb 25, 2015

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

  • Japanese First Responders Team Up with US Partners during Exercise

    Feb 25, 2015

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

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

    Feb 25, 2015

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

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

    Feb 25, 2015

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

  • Ambulances delivered to support Philippine armed forces

    Feb 25, 2015

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

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

    Feb 25, 2015

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

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

    Feb 24, 2015

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

  • 225th BSB Soldiers take part in Operation Red Ball

    Feb 24, 2015

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

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

    Feb 24, 2015

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

  • Dempsey visits strategic, remote Kwajalein Atoll

    Feb 23, 2015

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visit Kwajalein

  • Madigan's prenatal ultrasounds nationally recognized

    Feb 23, 2015

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

  • North Wind 2015 features first-ever joint airborne jump

    Feb 23, 2015

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

  • Local hospital gives back to Garrison Korean Nationals

    Feb 22, 2015

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

  • Groundbreaking represents start of construction phase for Space Fence

    Feb 20, 2015

    Cooperative effort begins with groundbreaking on Kwajalein Atoll

  • Thai Communities Celebrate New School Buildings

    Feb 20, 2015

    As Exercise Cobra Gold 2015 comes to an end, several communities across Thailand received new school buildings as part of the Engineer Civil/Humanitarian Assistance Program portion of the exercise.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' continues Sounds of Freedom tradition

    Feb 20, 2015

    The Sounds of Freedom division of the Great Aloha Run, which consists of service members from all branches of the military running in formation with their units, can trace its name and lineage back more than 40 years to the 25th Infantry Division, according to the Great Aloha Run website.

  • Army CYS offers child care option

    Feb 20, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- Child care circumstances vary from military family to family; however, choosing the Child and Youth Services Family Child Care Home Program was the answer for one family.

  • 'Military Saves Week' focuses on financial resiliency

    Feb 20, 2015

    Military Saves Week, part of the annual nationwide America Saves campaign, is Feb. 23-28, and the Consumer Federation of America and the Department of Defense are urging service members and their families to practice financial responsibility by spending less and saving more.

  • Being safe at work, home, play is everyone's responsibility

    Feb 20, 2015

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD -- Across the Army, injuries from slips, trips and falls represent 20 percent of the cases where Soldiers and employees must lose work time, according to the Fiscal Year 15 Accident Data, U.S. Army Safety Center.

  • 25th ID, Thai soldiers conduct field and jungle training

    Feb 19, 2015

    25th Infantry Division participated with Royal Thai Army soldiers assigned to the 31st Infantry Regiment, Rapid Deployment Force, King's Guard to complete jungle operations and field training scenarios during exercise Cobra Gold 15, Lop Buri, Thailand. CG15, in its 34th iteration, is designed to advance regional security and ensure effective responses to regional crises by bringing together a robust multinational force from partner nations sharing common goals and security commitments in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Culinary Skills and Knowledge Tested at K-16 Airbase

    Feb 19, 2015

    Food specialists stationed across the Korean peninsula took the heat of the kitchen during the Eighth Army Chef of the Quarter board Feb. 12 at K-16 Air Base, South Korea.

  • Dragon U Prepares Signal Soldiers to Support Korean Networks

    Feb 19, 2015

    The 36th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade has been conducting Dragon University during the month of Feb. to introduce new Soldiers to the networks and communications equipment used in Korea.

  • Job shadowing at Camp Zama; student gains communication skills

    Feb 19, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 20, 2015) -- Haruna Tanbe, an 8th-grader from Sagamihara Junior High School, job shadowed at the Camp Zama Housing Management Office from Feb. 17 to 19 to gain work experience.

  • Fort Wainwright Safety Office wins 'ICE Breaker' award for outstanding service

    Feb 18, 2015

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - The Installation Safety team recently earned the "ICE Breaker" award for its dedication to improving the customer experience here through innovation and customer feedback.

  • Japan, US armies train together during Exercise North Wind 2015

    Feb 18, 2015

    Soldiers with U.S. Army Alaska and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force completed the first week of training in Exercise North Wind 2015 here, Feb. 15.

  • USARAK marksmanship team grabs third at major competition

    Feb 18, 2015

    Top shooters from U.S. Army Alaska claimed third place overall at the U.S. Army Small Arms Competition held at Fort Benning the first week of February 2015.

  • Honolulu District Engineers Participate in 2015 National Engineers Week Activities

    Feb 18, 2015

    More than 200 engineers and friends of the 17 organizations within the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies plus invited local VIPs and dignitaries and engineers from the Honolulu District are expected to gather at the Hale Koa's Banyan Tree Showroom Feb. 24 for a luncheon to kick off Engineers Week 2015, which runs Feb. 22-28. The 2015 Engineers Week theme is "Discover Engineering!" and the local theme is "sustainability."

  • Families build resiliency with FOCUS

    Feb 18, 2015

    Military families encounter numerous stressors in their life and the stresses of their counterparts while dealing with extra stressors and transitions that come with military life such as a child attending new schools, moving and multiple deployments. The FOCUS Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, helps families deal with these issues, free of cost.

  • 94th AAMDC's Shadow the CG wraps up with CSA visit

    Feb 18, 2015

    Six Soldiers with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, concluded their participation in a new leadership development program, Shadow the CG, Feb. 11, 2015, during the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno's visit to the Headquarters of the 94th AAMDC, U.S. Army Pacific at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • 25th CAB Soldiers; Royal Thai Army Conduct MEDEVAC and Maintenance Training

    Feb 17, 2015

    Royal Thai Army Soldiers of the King's Guard, and U.S. Army Aviators of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade , 25th Infantry Division conduct Medical Evacuation and UH-60 Black Hawk maintenence training for exercise Cobra Gold 15 at Lop Buri, Thailand Feb. 13. Cobra Gold 15 focuses on increasing both nations' interoperability and capabilities to respond during humanitarian efforts to support the people of the region by land, air, and/or ground operations.

  • Eighth Army, Korean Leaders Team up to Help Dongdaemun Residents in Need

    Feb 17, 2015

    Eighth Army Soldiers, civilians and senior leaders worked with the Republic of Korea-United States Good Neighbor Sports Association (RUAFA) and local South Korean civilian leaders to hand out approximately 2,000 charcoal briquettes known as "yeontan" Feb. 13 to residents in Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul.

  • SBHC opens its newest service

    Feb 17, 2015

    Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC) opens the Child & Family Behavioral Health Services, on Feb. 13, 2015.

  • Odierno visits commands, Soldiers throughout U.S. Army Pacific

    Feb 17, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited with Soldiers and leaders throughout U.S. Army Pacific on Oahu, Hawaii, Feb. 11-12.

  • Cast, crew selected for "We Serve" Soldier Show

    Feb 17, 2015

    Following a St. Valentine's matinee of live auditions at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre, 18 Soldier-performers, four technicians, three production assistants and two drivers made the cut for the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, Feb. 14.

  • Pacific Waterborne, Air Assault, Aviation troops team up in maritime rappel/sling load ops

    Feb 17, 2015

    Operating in the Pacific Theater requires teamwork, interoperability and a dedication to maximizing unique capabilities like the ones demonstrated in the waters near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, during maritime rappel and sling load training Feb. 11.

  • Pacific Army chefs prepare for top culinary events

    Feb 17, 2015

    For the Army's top chefs on Oahu, everyday leading up to mid-March brings a chance to improve and prepare for this year's top Army and Department of Defense culinary competitions.

  • US Army medics; Royal Thai Soldiers conduct medical training

    Feb 16, 2015

    U.S. Army medics with Company C, 225 Brigade Sustainment Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, teamed up with Royal Thai Army Soldiers of the 31st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force, to conduct two separate week-long joint medical training classes during exercise Cobra Gold 15.

  • US Army "Wolf Hounds"; Thai Royal Army complete mortar-based training

    Feb 16, 2015

    Royal Thai Army Soldiers, from the 31st Infantry Regiment, and US Soldiers from the 1/27th Infantry "Wolf Hounds," 25th Infantry Division work together to complete mortar-based training scenarios, designed by their leadership, during partnership-building training exercise, Cobra Gold 15, in Lop Buri, Thailand.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Jungle Operations Training Center

    Feb 16, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno visited the 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Academy/Jungle Operations Training Center, Feb. 12.

  • Sounds of Freedom team with local community for Great Aloha Run

    Feb 16, 2015

    HONOLULU, HAWAII -- It was an early Monday morning in Honolulu as more than 5000 motivated Soldiers alongside their Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines counterparts jam-packed the streets for the Great Aloha Run Feb 16.

  • Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia visits USARJ on Camp Zama installation

    Feb 13, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 13, 2015) -- Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited the U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) headquarters on the Camp Zama installation Feb. 11 with his counterpart, Warrant Officer Mitsunori Watanabe, senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces.

  • Mrs. Odierno visits the SBHC

    Feb 13, 2015

    Mrs. Linda Odierno, spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA), Gen. Raymond Odierno, continued her tour throughout the island of Oahu by taking the time to stop by and visit the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC), on Feb. 12, 2015.

  • Psychologist says 'all you need is love'

    Feb 13, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- The Beatles sang, "All you need is love." Is that really the case?

  • Exercise leaves imprint on Soldiers, Pacific region

    Feb 13, 2015

    Some 60 percent of the nearly 700 Soldiers who deployed last August to Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan, as part of the 2014 Pacific Pathways deployment, had never deployed before.

  • Crisis hotline is saving lives

    Feb 13, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- There are two programs that provide personal counseling, assistance and support to Soldiers, veterans and families in need. If a service member is having relationship problems, financial problems or just needs to talk, he or she can call the toll free hotlines listed below and talk with a licensed counselor or veteran peer. These programs are for all ranks, gender and all ages with full anonymity to the caller. There is a sense of hope when a caller can speak with someone and try to resolve the problem holi

  • US, Thai Army pilots conduct flight training

    Feb 12, 2015

    31-1st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force Soldiers along with 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division pilots, work together to train in a UH-60 Blackhawk flight simulator during the partnership-building exercise, Cobra Gold 15, in Lop Buri, Thailand on Feb. 7. The ability to fly low and provide vertical lift capability makes the UH-60 Blackhawk a valuable asset that can be used in search and rescue missions during Humanitarian Assistance Operations.

  • US Soldiers conduct cleanup at Thai community school

    Feb 12, 2015

    US Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, work with Thai Soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, Kings Guard Rapid Deployment Force, to clean up at the Chupsorn School during a joint community service project in Lop Buri, Thailand, continuing a 182 year tradition of friendship between the Thai and American peoples, on 3 Feb, 2015.

  • US Soldiers foster bonds with Thai community

    Feb 12, 2015

    Cobra Gold 15, in its 34th iteration, demonstrates the commitment of the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership to advance prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. This year marks the 182nd year of the friendship between the Thai and American peoples.

  • Camp Zama holds a Fitness Fusion Festival

    Feb 12, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 12, 2015) -- Camp Zama's community members participated in a four hour "Fitness Fusion Festival" held Feb. 7 at Yano Fitness Center, here.

  • Kunsan air defenders simulate ordnance mishap

    Feb 12, 2015

    During basic training, Soldiers learn the importance of handling their weapon and what could happen if it is dropped. But what happens if your weapon is a 2-ton live missile?

  • Army, Navy leaders: New technology, joint collaboration advance comms for Asia-Pacific

    Feb 12, 2015

    The Army and Navy are working in lockstep to meet the demands of today's always-connected Soldiers and Sailors while addressing the unique communications challenges of the Asia-Pacific theater, senior leaders said.

  • 3-25 AVN Conducts First Overwater Hoist Training

    Feb 12, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- In and over the water of Kaneohe Bay, the men and women of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade made 25th Infantry Division history Jan. 28 and 29. On those days, Charlie Co., 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment conducted live overwater hoist training, using an HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter to lift service members from the water in an aircraft crash and survival scenario.

  • 25th CAB says "Aloha!" to the Kiowa

    Feb 12, 2015

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The wind was blowing hard the morning of Feb. 9, but not hard enough to stop the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade from flying their OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters one final time. The 25 Kiowas assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th CAB were flown from their home here to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam where they were prepared to be shipped back to the mainland where they will be retired. The Army is calling this process divestment.

  • CSA Gen. Odierno visits 25th Inf. Div.

    Feb 12, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno visits the 25th Infantry Division Feb. 12 on Schofield Barracks. During his visit Gen. Odierno observed Soldiers training at the Lightning Academy, received a brief on the Division's readiness, current and future training objectives from senior leaders throughout the Tropic Lightning Division. He also held a question and answer session at Sgt. Smith Theater to discuss Soldiers way of life, items that impact Soldier morale, the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program, female Soldiers taking a larger role in combat military occupation specialties, and other topics the Soldiers might have concerns about. Before departing Schofield Barracks, Gen. Odierno recognized 12 Soldiers for their contributions, dedication, and commitment to the U.S. Army and 25th Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team/Released)

  • Army Chief of Staff holds town hall in Hawaii

    Feb 12, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno hosted a town hall meeting with Soldiers, civilians and family members of U.S. Army Hawaii, or USARHAW, at the Smith Theater here, Feb. 12.

  • Japan soldiers host opening ceremony to kickoff Exercise North Wind 2015

    Feb 11, 2015

    An official ceremony hosted by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force was held to kickoff Exercise North Wind 2015

  • Warrior Brigade kicks off with Cobra Gold 15

    Feb 11, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, or 2SBCT, 25th ID, stood alongside Thai soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, or 31-1 IN, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force, during Cobra Gold 15's opening ceremony at Royal Thai Army's Camp 31-1, near Lop Buri, Thailand, Feb. 10.

  • Warrior Brigade Soldiers believes in SHARP program

    Feb 11, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault is a problem that is not only hunting our nation but our Army as well. So how do we stop it? Throughout the entire Army; formations have been taking a proactive approach by training and qualifying leaders about the problem and educating them on how to properly deal and assist victims who has been evolved in said situations.

  • Howitzer delivery strengthens Chilean partnership

    Feb 11, 2015

    Twelve M-109A5 howitzers were delivered to Punta Arenas in Southern Chile Dec. 8 as part of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's foreign military sales program.

  • Soldiers and Airmen from the Pacific Region conduct MEDEVAC training

    Feb 11, 2015

    Soldiers and Airmen from within the Pacific Region receive Aero Medical Evacuation (AEROMEDEVAC) instruction, during their Medical Education and Demonstration of Individual Competence (MEDIC) training, in front of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), on Feb. 11, 2015.

  • Odierno visits Fort Wainwright

    Feb 11, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno met with leaders from across U.S. Army Alaska, or USARAK, during his first trip to Fort Wainwright, Feb. 10.

  • 25th ID kicks off Cobra Gold 15

    Feb 11, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, stood alongside Thai Soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force, during a Cobra Gold 15 Opening Ceremony on the Royal Thai Army's Camp 31-1, near Lop Buri, Thailand, Feb. 10.

  • 25th ID CDR meets with Royal Thai Army Leaders

    Feb 11, 2015

    25th ID and Royal Thai Army leadership met for exercise Cobra Gold 15, a multilateral annual military training event. US participation in CG15 was significantly rescoped to reflect the increased focus on civic action, such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, with the aim of expanding regional cooperation and coordination in these vital areas.

  • US, Thai Soldiers build camaraderie through sports and fitness

    Feb 11, 2015

    25th ID and Royal Thai Army Soldiers build close friendships through joint community service projects, friendly sporting events, and humanitarian aid focused training during multilateral exercise Cobra Gold 15. CG15, in its 34th iteration, demonstrates the commitment of the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership to advance prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Korean War Heroics Commemorated during Annual Ceremony

    Feb 10, 2015

    Hundreds of Korean War veterans, U.S. Forces Korea servicemembers, and supporters of the Alliance between the Republic of Korea and the U.S., paid homage Feb. 6 at Osan Air Base to the Soldiers of "Easy" Company, 27th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Eighth U.S. Army during an annual commemoration ceremony.

  • Signal Brigade conducts combined decontamination exercise with South Korean army

    Feb 10, 2015

    Soldiers of 293rd Signal Company conducted a decontamination exercise, combined with the 50th Infantry Division of Republic of Korea, or R.O.K., Army, Feb. 5.

  • Language of Smiles Spoken at Local Preschool

    Feb 10, 2015

    Nearly every week for the past four years, U.S. Army Soldiers have volunteered their time to teach preschool children English as part of a U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa outreach effort. However, more often than not, it's the Soldiers that come away from the experience with a better understanding.

  • Army Materiel Command leadership team assesses logistics role in Pacific

    Feb 10, 2015

    A leadership team from the U.S. Army Materiel Command, or AMC, recently assessed the organization's role in South Korea, a country where the United States has sustained a 60-plus year alliance touted as one of history's most successful partnerships.

  • Alaska paratroopers master winter operations at SUSV driver's training

    Feb 10, 2015

    Spartan paratroopers with the 725th Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division participated in a small unit support vehicle (SUSV) driver's training course to further the battalion's arctic readiness at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 2 through 6, 2015.

  • SEAC visits Osan Air Base

    Feb 9, 2015

    The Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Brian Battaglia visited with troops at Osan Air Base Feb. 6 while touring military bases in the pacific region.

  • Eighth Army Commander Receives Honorary Korean Name

    Feb 9, 2015

    The Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance Friendship Association (RUAFA) honored Eighth Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, by conferring him with a Korean name February 6 at the ROK Ministry of National Defense in Seoul.

  • Young Alaka'i program develops tomorrow's strategic leaders

    Feb 9, 2015

    An organization's investment in its Alaka'i is an investment in its future and that's exactly what fueled the formation of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's new leader development program, Young Alaka'i, that kicked off Feb. 9, at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • 6-17 CAV Returns from South Korea Feb. 9, 2015

    Feb 9, 2015

    WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Soldiers, leaders and Family members of the U.S. Army Aviation Task Force welcomed the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment back from its nine-month rotation to Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2015.