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  • GPO hosts 2ID soldiers on culture tours

    May 10, 2013

    More than 70 2nd Infantry Division soldiers and family members were provided the opportunity to attend two Korean culture tours April 30 to May 3, 2013, as a component of the ongoing partnership between the United States and the Republic of Korea.

  • Hui `O Na Wahine awards welfare grants

    May 10, 2013

    The Hui `O Na Wahine all-ranks army spouses club is proud to announce its support of 22 local organization through grants for a total of $64,000, May 10, 2013.

  • Annual 'Yudh Abhyas' training with Indian Army kicks off at Bragg this year

    May 10, 2013

    In its ninth year, the annual 'Yudh Abhyas' bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific is under way for the first time at Fort Bragg, pairing paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team with the Indian Army's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, part of the 99th Mountain Brigade.

  • Honoring Fort Wainwright's Heritage

    May 9, 2013

    Fort Wainwright has rich, unique history

  • Graduation day

    May 9, 2013

    Soldiers, airmen and Family members celebrate college graduation

  • Spotlight on...Kerry L. Luke

    May 9, 2013

    Kerry K. Luke is a 413th Contracting Support Brigade contract specialist assigned to the Regional Contracting Office -- Hawaii at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year credits family for support

    May 9, 2013

    During a family vacation on a cruise ship in April, Marie Twiss opened an email from a good friend and read the news -- She couldn't believe it. "I knew I was nominated for Area II volunteer of the year, but I didn't expect to win!"

  • New Army Family Housing 'officially' opens

    May 9, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest Army Family Housing units to open here was held May 2. The Housing Office began filling the three new buildings, which house 210 units, in March.

  • DMZ visit

    May 9, 2013

    The Pyeongtaek City Government and the Korean American Friendship Society hosted a Joint Security Area tour for 70 U.S. Soldiers, family members and civilians from Camp Humphreys May 4. The tour included lunch, Tunnel 3 and Observation Post Dora. For more information about upcoming tours offered through the Humphreys Garrison Public Affairs Office, contact Peter Yu at 754-7652 or watch the daily Notes from the Garrison.

  • 6-52 ADA events bring focus on SA prevention

    May 9, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- The Soldiers of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery underwent a week of classes and activities April 22-26 in order to bring awareness to sexual assault and sexual harassment. The Department of Defense observed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The week started off with a 5k Walk/Run. This event turned out more than 180 Soldiers with the top finishers in each age bracket receiving a medal.

  • Soldiers make friends with visitors to air show

    May 9, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE -- Soldiers with the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade were a big hit with their visitors at the Ansan Air Show, April 29--May 5. Ansan is near Incheon, about two hours from Osan.

  • Seoul prepares for biological terrorism threat

    May 9, 2013

    A joint biological terrorism exercise was held in the middle of the city to reinforce the readiness to respond to a possible biological terrorism attack in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, May 8.

  • Leave the nests alone

    May 8, 2013

    Disturbing active birds' nests could land you in trouble.

  • Born to succeed: Military child lives the values of hard work, dedication

    May 8, 2013

    Military youth works hard and achieves goals.

  • Civilian leaders and residents come out for listening session

    May 8, 2013

    Twenty-five Fairbanks area leaders and residents spoke in favor of keeping Fort Wainwright population at current or higher levels at a listening session Monday night.

  • Fort Wainwright observes Earth Day with fair

    May 8, 2013

    Fort Wainwright celebrated Earth Day with a fair highlighting all things green.

  • Cinco de Mayo kicks off spring

    May 8, 2013

    The day featured live bands, rock and mariachi; a Zumba marathon; an Area I yard sale; raffle of a 2013 Harley Davidson Iron 883 motorcycle; a motorcycle display, motorcycle gear vendors; free food-and wine tasting; food-eating contests; face painting, inflatable games, carnival games and many other activities.

  • NETCOM Commanding General Reveals plans for future of Signal in Pacific

    May 8, 2013

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn visited Hawaii as part of his recent Pacific engagement tour, which included a visit with Signal Soldiers of the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Army Pacific.

  • 1/1 ADA Battalion names its NCO and Soldier of the Year

    May 8, 2013

    1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) crowned its noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the Year during the unit's Warrior Challenge Competition April 15th - 17th on Okinawa, Japan.

  • U.S., ROK military leaders discuss combined logistics

    May 7, 2013

    Senior military leaders from Eighth Army and the Republic of Korea Army's leading front-line formations met, May 3, 2013, at Wonju, South Korea, to discuss combined logistics operations.

  • Alaska paratroopers honor Navy's newest ship

    May 7, 2013

    Alaska-based airborne artillerymen render a 19-gun salute May 4 to celebrate the commissioning of the U.S. Navy's newest ship, the amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage, at the the Port of Anchorage, Alaska.

  • Gaining cultural experience through tactical training

    May 7, 2013

    DAECHEON, South Korea -- "While I was sitting in the turret waiting 'til it was my turn to fire," said Pfc. Desmon Hayes, from Slidell, La. "I just didn't want to mess it up -- that was the only thing that was going through my mind. I kept talking to my team chief. She kept motivating me and kept me on the straight and narrow and we knocked it out."

  • Eighth Army hosts combatives tournament

    May 6, 2013

    Soldiers took to the mat to compete in the Eighth Army Combatives Tournament at the Seoul American High School Falcon Gym on Yongson Garrison, South Korea, May 3-4, 2013.

  • Asian-American and Pacific Islander heritage month

    May 6, 2013

    The month of May recognizes Asian-American and Pacific Islanders. The theme for this year is, "Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion."

  • Torii Station Soldiers visit Iwo Jima

    May 6, 2013

    Three U.S. Army Japan Soldiers stationed on Torii Station were recently given a rare opportunity to visit the hallowed ground atop Mount Suribachi on the tiny Pacific island of Iwo Jima. The journey was an experience they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

  • Army men win Naha Dragon Boat Race in Okinawa, Army women finish third

    May 6, 2013

    Congratulations to the U.S. Army men's and women's dragon boat teams in Okinawa for their first- and third-place finishes, respectively, in the Naha dragon boat race on May 5.

  • Camp Casey Library Re-opens

    May 5, 2013

    Leadership says re-located library adds to the downtown feel for the Camp Casey community.

  • Earth Day Poster Contest Captures Earth's Plight

    May 5, 2013

    A recurring theme was Earth in an hour glass... with time and our resources running out.

  • Johnson thanks South Korean business leaders in Seoul

    May 3, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general thanked South Korean business leaders for their support of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance, May 3, 2013, in Seoul.

  • Eighth Army Soldiers teach English to students

    May 3, 2013

    SEOUL - Soldiers from the Eighth Army Fire Support Element have set their sights on improving the English language skills of the students at Itaewon Elementary School.

  • JBLM enters peak moving season

    May 3, 2013

    One thing service members can count on during their military career is relocating to a different duty station.

  • US, Philippines partner for Exercise Balikatan 2013

    May 3, 2013

    On April 5, soldiers from 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, joined more than 8,000 U.S. and Filipino service members on the Philippine island of Luzon for Joint Exercise Balikatan. Exercise Balikatan 2013 is in its 29th iteration and is intended to promote regional peace and security by ensuring the interoperability and readiness of Philippine and U.S. forces. The word Balikatan means "shoulder-to-shoulder" in Tagalog, one of several native Filipino languages, and characterizes the spirit of the bilateral Philippines-U.S. exercise.

  • Earth Day festival promotes respect for Native Hawaiian culture

    May 3, 2013

    Rooted deep in the islands of Hawaii is a kokua (respect) for not only the native culture, but for the 'aina (land) and kai (sea).

  • Hundreds attend annual IPC Kalakaua Earth Day Festival

    May 3, 2013

    Earth Month at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii culminated with a grand Earth Day Festival, here, that brought together hundreds of families to learn about Hawaii's natural environment, April 24, 2013.

  • Hui hosts 'Here's Looking at You' spouses club gathering

    May 3, 2013

    The Hui `O Na Wahine all-ranks army spouses club is hosting a luncheon at the Nehelani, May 16, 2013, to recap and remember all that the club has accomplished this year.

  • Hawaiian concert series will offer cultural insights

    May 3, 2013

    Hawaiian music is known and celebrated across the world.

  • ACS target jobs, work Hawaiian style

    May 3, 2013

    Army wife Ashlyn Dickson moved to Hawaii with her husband two days before Christmas last year.

  • Hawaii Army Tax Centers end busy season

    May 3, 2013

    The Hawaii Army Tax Centers officially closed, April 26, 2013, with a ceremony commemorating their success and recognizing the 42 Soldiers who prepared thousands of tax returns and generated millions of dollars in refunds.

  • Abdominal obesity poses threat

    May 2, 2013

    Editor's Note: This article on the dangers of abdominal obesity is by Robert Gobble, Area I Health and Fitness director.

  • Combined Troop Aid Center holds grand opening

    May 2, 2013

    With clear skies and mild temperatures, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Soldiers celebrated the opening of the new Combined Troop Aid Station with a gauze (ribbon) cutting ceremony on Camp Hovey April 10, 2013.

  • Lions battalion celebrates return to ROK

    May 2, 2013

    CAMP STANLEY, South Korea -- The sounds of the American and South Korean national anthems resonates through the air while played by the Republic of Korea army's 26th Infantry Division Band marking the beginning of a new chapter in the Lion battalion history. After more than eight years away from the Korean peninsula, the 23rd Chemical Battalion "Lions" made its way back to Area I, calling Korea home once again. The Lions officially recognized this homecoming with a re-patch and battalion colors uncasing ceremony held on Camp Stanley April 4, 2013.

  • Tripler gives Hawaii Job Corps students a taste of Army Medicine

    May 2, 2013

    Tripler Army Medical Center's Clinical Support Division staff had the opportunity to take 13 medical administrative assistants visiting from Hawaii Job Corps on a tour of the hospital and learn more about their prospective career field, April 22.

  • Ask the Dietitian: May 2013

    May 2, 2013

    We are continuously bombarded with information regarding antioxidant supplements and the benefits they provide, from preventing cancer, dementia, and heart disease to helping you use those extra few pounds.

  • KATUSA program, Friendships developed last a lifetime

    May 2, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- South Koreans are known for many things, such as their rich cultural heritage and delicious food, but what does not often come to mind is that the Republic of Korea is one of about 25 countries in the world with a mandatory national service or conscription program. All South Korean males between the ages of 18 and 35 are obligated to serve at least 21 months in the military or police.

  • American, Korean scouts receive awards

    May 2, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Lady Baden-Powell International Friendship Award was presented to Girl Scouts from Camp Humphreys and Pyeongtaek, at Chungbuk Elementary School, during an April 26 ceremony.

  • USAG Yongsan, Seoul firefighters team-up

    May 2, 2013

    Fire safety is a universal language. And the everyday heroes who train and prepare for fires and other emergencies are working together here in Yongsan, to ensure all citizens are safe.

  • 'Amazing Race' comes to Camp Humphreys

    May 2, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted the Discover FMWR Amazing Race for the first time April 27. The event, much like the television version, featured 24 teams being put through mental and physical challenges. Except, this version was about discovering FMWR programs and racing for prizes.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks emergency responders

    May 2, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Eighth Army commanding general thanked Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital emergency personnel for their prompt and professional response after a recent helicopter hard landing.

  • Environmental professionals meet green Yongsan

    May 2, 2013

    To present a general awareness of U.S. Army Environmental programs conducted at on post, environmental professionals from Seoul City, Yongsan-gu municipalities and Korean community neighbors were invited to Yongsan Garrison here, May 2.

  • Spring Fling provides treasure hunt market

    May 1, 2013

    In preparation for peak PCS season, FMWR hosted the first Spring Fling at R&R Bar and Grill, April. 27. The event included a community rummage sale, BBQ, music provided outdoor by a DJ, and a block party afterward for B.O.S.S.

  • 2ID welcomes new deputy commanding general

    May 1, 2013

    The 2nd Infantry Division welcomed a new deputy commanding general for maneuver Wednesday during a ceremony on Camp Red Cloud.

  • 25th Infantry Division activates Lightning Academy

    May 1, 2013

    East Range Training Complex, Hawaii -- During a ceremony on East Range Training Complex, Hawaii, May 1, 2013 the 25th Infantry Division officially activated its latest tool to help build and enhance warrior skills: the Lightning Academy.

  • USFK, DoD enlisting bone marrow donors

    Apr 30, 2013

    Selfless service is not only a core value of the Army, but also a virtue that military personal are expected to demonstrate in their daily lives. However, it is usually not easy to give away your property, especially to a stranger.

  • Camp Zama shows appreciation to military children all month long

    Apr 30, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 30, 2013) -- All month long, various organizations showed their appreciation to military children here with a host of activities recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child. Annually, during the month of April, military communities recognize and celebrate military children for their contributions and their capacity to endure so much.

  • Army Community Services provides opportunities to Army spouses at job fair

    Apr 30, 2013

    Transitioning military spouses sometimes have trouble finding employment when they arrive at their Soldier's new duty station; the Schofield Barracks Army Community Service (ACS) office took steps to ease the burden with a job fair on April 26 at the Nehelani Club.

  • Soldier nominated for Outstanding Community Service

    Apr 30, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- She gives hugs freely and punishes when necessary. She has a firm hand, but a soft touch. She knows how to delegate authority, but is always ready to step up and handle any situation. When in need, everyone around knows they can count on Sgt. Phillis White. Because of what she calls "normal, everyday activities," White has recently been nominated for Outstanding Community Service Award for her constant commitment to the students and teachers at Webling Elementary School and her dedication to the Soldiers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Officers "embrace the suck" for Crossfit competition

    Apr 30, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- A nervous chatter filled the air in the early morning, Apr. 12, as officers of the 45th Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, waited for their turn to jump into the first official Crossfit competition. Some were chomping at the bit to start the exercise circuit. Others were more hesitant. "It been about a year," said Warrant Officer Ebony Campbell, a human resources technician with the unit, "so it's been a while. It was challenging, but the exercises were good and everyone had a good time."

  • Soldier defeats odds to become USARJ Soldier of the Year

    Apr 30, 2013

    TORII STATION, Okinawa (May 1, 2013) -- The Army simply defines resiliency as having the ability to "hunt for the good stuff" and bounce back from a significant emotional event to overcome a situation or crisis. It's something to which Spc. Mara E. Snowman, a euphonium player with the U.S. Army Japan Band, can relate.

  • 26th Concrete Detachment helps to preserve aviation history

    Apr 30, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The 26th Concrete Detachment, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, constructed two concrete pads on Wheeler Army Airfield these past two weeks to hold museum aircraft pieces for the joint 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and the Tropic Lightning Museum Memorial. Prior to construction, the helicopters were sitting on an improvised arrangement of garden cement blocks. The deputy commander of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade highlighted the importance of these pads to his organization.

  • 84th Eng. Bn. Soldiers volunteer for Eagle Scout Project

    Apr 30, 2013

    PITI, Guam-- The Soldiers of the "Never Daunted" battalion volunteered their time and efforts to impact the local community by cleaning up a local park in Piti, Guam, Apr. 13. The idea for the project came from a local Eagle Scout, James Cook, who wanted to clean up Santos Memorial Park, a park that had debris, overgrown trees, and pavilions in need of painting. It was important to him to ensure joint efforts from the Army, Navy, Boy Scouts, Mayor of Piti, and local villagers.

  • 8th TSC's Best Warrior Competition finds the best of the best

    Apr 30, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- It's 3 a.m. on a Tuesday on Oahu, Hawaii. Shops are closed and the highways empty. Bakeries haven't begun making their morning bread and coffee will go unbrewed for another two to three hours. The island is asleep. It's 3 a.m. on a Tuesday on Oahu, Hawaii, and it's time to fight! Four Soldiers and four noncommissioned officers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command came together to compete against each other in the 8th TSC's Best Warrior Competition, Apr. 23 -- 26, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Soldiers earn top honors as USARJ's best

    Apr 29, 2013

    OKINAWA, Japan -- Fourteen Soldiers from mainland Japan and Okinawa displayed their warrior skills and talents to see who would be named United States Army Japan's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during USARJ's Warrior Challenge competition held here April 22 through 25.

  • Alaska Warrior Transition Units ready, dedicated to helping wounded warriors

    Apr 29, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion-Alaska staff members, both military and civilian, work hard to instill this confidence and earn the trust of the Soldiers who are assigned to their unit.

  • Theater Signal Command observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 29, 2013

    Members of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) and 516th Signal Brigade commemorated Sexual Assault Awareness Month through a week of activities on Fort Shafter to raise awareness and prevent sexual violence in the military.

  • Waianae JROTC distinguishes itself

    Apr 29, 2013

    Months before the start of the school year, some students began working hard towards living up to the JROTC motto, "To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens."

  • DPW releases area water quality reports

    Apr 29, 2013

    Annual water quality reports for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii water systems are now available for review on the USAG-HI Sustainability and Environmental Management website.

  • Volunteer contributions to the community exceed the half million dollar mark

    Apr 26, 2013

    The 2nd Infantry Division, USAG Red Cloud and Area I, honored more than 100 community volunteers at the Warrior's Club on Camp Casey April 24.

  • Area I braces for mold season

    Apr 26, 2013

    Mold is a type of fungus -- and potentially a source of serious respiratory ailments and damage to property -- that grows in places where warm temperatures and moisture combine.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks emergency responders

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general thanked Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital emergency personnel for their prompt and professional response after a recent helicopter hard landing.

  • May Day embraced as 'Lei Day' with island accents

    Apr 26, 2013

    HONOLULU (April 26, 2013) -- It is often the first gesture of aloha newcomers to the islands encounter: the lei greeting.

  • Schofield's Hale Kula teachers selected for honors

    Apr 26, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (April 26, 2013) -- Exemplifying the phrase "lifelong learner," three Hale Kula Elementary School teachers have been selected from hundreds of qualified candidates to further their professional growth.

  • Celebrating Month of the Military Child

    Apr 26, 2013

    HONOLULU (April 26, 2013) -- Moanalua Elementary School celebrates the Month of the Military Child with a special breakfast for all military families.

  • 210th Fires Brigade and DDC leaders plants tree for Arbor Day

    Apr 25, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Leaders from 210th Fires Brigade and the city of Dongducheon plant a commemorative tree April 25, 2013 in honor of Arbor Day. Soldiers and citizens celebrated planting the symbolic tree at 210th Fires Brigade headquarters and then shared lunch at the Warrior's Club. 210th Fires Brigade is committed to building a strong relationship with the city of Dongducheon by working together and learning about each other, while improving the community where we live and work. "We are here to plant the tree, but the tree symbolizes so much more than just a tree," Col. Tracy P. Banister, brigade commander. "It symbolizes our relationship and the growth of our relationship especially over the past two years." (U. S. photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210 Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • KATUSA-US Friendship Week promotes camaraderie

    Apr 25, 2013

    The KATUSA (Korean Augmentation to the United States Army) program is the embodiment of the ROK-U.S. alliance. In commemoration of 60 years of that powerful partnership, the 2013 KATUSA & U.S. Soldier Friendship Week was held 15-18 April.

  • Breaking language barriers, making history

    Apr 25, 2013

    United Nations, U.S. Servicemembers of the Pacific support Key Resolve exercise in Korea

  • Garrison baby shower 'nothing to cry about'

    Apr 25, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- There was nothing to cry about April 20 when the Army Community Service New Parent Support Program hosted its annual Garrison Baby Shower event in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center. New Parent Support was joined by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in hosting the event.

  • Traveling dietitians visit Humphreys Health Clinic

    Apr 25, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Registered Dietitians from Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital make regular visits to the Humphreys Health Clinic to help Soldiers and their families focus on the importance of making informed food choices, along with developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

  • United Club gives back to community

    Apr 25, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Humphreys United Club pushed their donations to the community to more than $23,000 in scholarship and welfare grants to various community members and organizations during an awards luncheon April 18.

  • 218th HHR renews Yongsan support

    Apr 25, 2013

    Leaders of the 218th Homeland Reserve Regiment (HRR) visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, sharing an opportunity to enrich their friendship and alliance, Apr. 25.

  • Military police, medics at Camp Zama conduct collaborative CPR training

    Apr 24, 2013

    The first collaborative cardiopulmonary resuscitation training class between Soldiers assigned to Medical Department Activity-Japan and the 88th Military Police Detachment here was held April 18.

  • Korean National Police visit Yongsan Army base

    Apr 23, 2013

    Playing a pivotal role in keeping the garrison safe, Korean National Police take charge of the boundaries of the post by patrolling and guarding them. The KNPs were given a unique opportunity to see the inside of what they guard here, April 23.

  • Eighth Army commander honored with Korean name

    Apr 23, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army's commanding general was honored for his contribution to the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance with a Korean name.

  • Osan opens memorial hall to honor Task Force Smith

    Apr 23, 2013

    The South Korean city of Osan opened a memorial hall, April 23, 2013, to honor the first American Soldiers to fight in the Korean War.

  • JBLM readies for transitions

    Apr 22, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members looking to transition from the military can expect to start preparing for success on the civilian side sooner than they might have anticipated.

  • Commanding general of Army Materiel Command visits Yokohama North Dock, Sagami Depot

    Apr 22, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited Japan April 19 through 21. On April 20, Via traveled to Yokohama North Dock, where he was provided an overbrief on the Army Field Support Battalion - Northeast Asia and toured one of the several Landing Craft Utility boats docked at the installation. Via then traveled to Sagami General Depot for an overview brief on the installation, a discussion with U.S. Army Japan leadership, and a windshield tour of the installation.

  • Camp Zama Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

    Apr 22, 2013

    Camp Zama's annual volunteer recognition ceremony was hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Japan, with support from Army Community Service, at the Camp Zama Community Club. During the ceremony, both the youth and adult Outstanding Volunteers of the Year were announced from among 14 nominees. Additionally, the adult Merited Volunteer of the Year and Honored Volunteer of the Year were announced to kick off National Volunteer Week at Camp Zama.

  • Camp Zama recognizes outstanding youth, adult volunteers of the year

    Apr 21, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 19, 2013) -- Camp Zama's outstanding youth and adult volunteers of the year were recognized at the installation's annual volunteer recognition ceremony held April 18 at the Camp Zama Community Club here.

  • 1/1 ADA Battalion names its NCO and Soldier of the year

    Apr 19, 2013

    OKINAWA, Japan-- 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) crowned its noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the year during the unit's Warrior Challenge Competition April 15th -- 17th on Okinawa, Japan.

  • 'We Go Together' Phrase says it all during KATUSA-US Friendship Week

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- As they do each and every day -- whether it is in the motor pool, orderly room or field environment -- Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Soldiers worked and played together, side-by-side, during the 2013 KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week activities, which began Monday in Zoeckler Gym and conclude today.

  • Earth Day celebrated with run, fair

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Humphreys community gathered at MP Hill Gym April 13 to celebrate Earth Day with an Environmental Fair and Earth Day 5K Run. This year's Earth Day activities were hosted under the theme of "Acknowledge the past, Engage the Present, and Chart the Future." They were hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division, in collaboration with the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports Division.

  • Speaker discusses 'heeding the warning signs'

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- This is the Holocaust. There is no breath of fresh air when speaking or writing about this subject. There's no "happy ending," no Cinderella, and this is no fairy tale. This subject may be a little on the heavy side, but the truth is, it is on the heavy side. And, it is important that we do not forget.

  • Celebrating our military children

    Apr 18, 2013

    In celebration of April being the Month of the Military Child, Outdoor Recreation hosted a Spring Break Block Party, April 11, featuring various activities, including archery, rock wall climbing, laser tag, shuffle board and more. Since 1986, Army installations around the world recognize the sacrifices and applaud the courage of military children by celebrating the Month of the Military Child.

  • Ancient Hawaiians lived Earth Day values

    Apr 18, 2013

    The practices of mālama `āina (care for the land) and mālama kai (care for the sea) have become very popular in Hawai`i, but they are part of a larger tradition known as Aloha `Āina -- love of the land.

  • Curbside recycling upgraded

    Apr 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (April 18, 2013) -- New and improved recycling bins and the ability to recycle a greater variety of materials curbside are coming soon to your neighborhood.

  • South Korea to buy Apache Attack helicopters through FMS

    Apr 17, 2013

    The Republic of Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced it will purchase 36 U.S. Army Apache (AH-64E) helicopters through Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The value of this FMS is estimated at $1.6 billion.

  • Volunteer recognition ceremony showcases heroes

    Apr 16, 2013

    It appeared to be a meeting of superheroes at S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, where hundreds gathered awaiting their next mission assignment. In reality these everyday Avengers were being honored for their courageous services to the Yongsan community.

  • Australians learn counter mortar radar support at Tobyhanna

    Apr 16, 2013

    Australia now benefits from a unique radar test capability at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Eight Australian Defence Force (ADF) communications-electronics technicians recently spent two weeks here to learn repair and maintenance of a radar system used to track enemy mortar rounds.

  • 561st Engineers repair road on Marine base

    Apr 16, 2013

    MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii-- The 561st Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command not only helps out around the community and in foreign nations, but it also helps out other military services. The Soldiers of the 561st spent the last two months helping the Kaneohe Marine Corp Range Facility with much needed horizontal construction work. Due to heavy rains on the windward side of Oahu, much of the Marine Base is washed away regularly. The runoff collection has caused a lot of damage to the facilities' roads and ranges. The Soldiers of 2nd Platoon, 561st Eng. Co. rebuilt a portion of the roads and drainage systems that had been washed away.

  • 561st Engineers participate in NTC rotation

    Apr 16, 2013

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.-- The Soldiers of the 561st Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, recently returned from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. They increased their readiness and assisted the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division with their preparation for an upcoming deployment.

  • U.S. Army-Hawaii Sgt. Audie Murphy Club inducts five

    Apr 16, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The 8th Theater Sustainment Command and the U.S. Army-Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club hosted its quarterly induction ceremony inducting three members into its ranks, as well as two honorary members at the Sergeant Smith Theater on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Apr. 2. Since SAMC's inception in 1986, a club which recognizes exemplary performance by noncommissioned officers throughout the Army, the club has continuously added distinguished leaders to its ranks, while still honoring Sgt. Audie Murphy, the most decorated Soldier in the history of the U.S. Army.

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