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  • Winterizing your vehicle; things to know before the snow

    Sep 13, 2013

    It's time to give that vehicle the attention it deserves before the temperatures drop and the roads get icy.

  • Introducing Wesley D. (Wes) Potter, Deputy to the Garrison Commander

    Sep 13, 2013

    Fort Wainwright's deputy to the garrison commander, Wesley D. Potter, started in his position earlier this summer at Fort Wainwright, bringing with him a list of connections and experience to the installation's missions, both military and civilian.

  • Service members renew commitment on Mighty Mo

    Sep 13, 2013

    In a united act of patriotism a group of young service members renewed their commitment to the United States military under the towering turrets of the Mighty Mo in Pearl Harbor, Wednesday.

  • Signal Soldiers, Spouses reach out to Fern Elementary

    Sep 12, 2013

    A rainbow of colorful backpacks, slippers, piles of notebooks, crayons and other school supplies lined the steps of the elementary school, a small group of Soldiers carefully arranged the gifts and waited quietly for the students to arrive.

  • U.S. Army Pacific, Nepalese Army operationalize disaster response plan during 4-day exercise

    Sep 12, 2013

    Recognizing the enormous impact a massive natural disaster would have on the heavily populated city of Kathmandu, Nepal, and the critical need for civil-military preparedness, the Nepalese Army and U.S. Army Pacific proactively conducted the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange, Sept. 9-12, 2013, marking the first of its kind in Nepal to include a practical field training evolution.

  • Workers honored for saving Soldier's life

    Sep 12, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, commanding general for 19th Expeditionary Support Command, praised and awarded Mr. Kwak, Myong-chin and Mr. Yi, Won-chik, both Korean Service Corps employees, the Superior Civilian Service Award for saving the life of Pfc. Kimberly Garland, 46th Transportation Company Sept. 10.

  • Japanese snipers train on advanced techniques, field craft

    Sep 11, 2013

    Sniper-trained soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry regiment took a day of training with their Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force counterparts to focus on advanced techniques and field craft at Yakima Training Center, as part of this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises, Sept. 10.

  • Japanese, US soldiers build friendships over softball

    Sep 11, 2013

    A friendly series of softball games between Soldiers of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force and Soldiers of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division kicked off a day celebrating the partnership for this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises at Yakima Training Center, Sept. 9.

  • 8th STB focuses on resiliency

    Sep 11, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The leadership of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, continues to enhance their Soldiers with something more powerful than weapons and equipment by finishing up another round of master resiliency training, Sept. 5, in order to keep their Soldiers strong minded and fit to fight. The purpose of the training is to enhance the performance and improve the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, family members, and Army civilians.

  • Alpha 307th ESB redeployment concludes following OEF mission

    Sep 11, 2013

    Forty-two members of the final group of Alpha Company, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Soldiers returned home, here, on Sept. 5 one month after their redeployment began.

  • Finance team assists with Living Quarters Allowance debt waivers in Korea

    Sep 10, 2013

    A Defense Finance and Accounting Service team is meeting with Department of Defense civilians who were erroneously paid Living Quarters Allowance in South Korea.

  • Inaugural Senior Enlisted Leader program included at Pacific Armies Management Seminar

    Sep 10, 2013

    The largest annual gathering of land power senior military leadership in the Asia-Pacific region -- Pacific Armies Management Seminar and the concurrent Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference -- introduced a Senior Enlisted Leader program to this year's events.

  • MP bike patrol protects people, property

    Sep 10, 2013

    You see them cruising around the post, patrolling the roads and trails of USAG Yongsan during the warm Korean months. They have a badge, and protect and serve the Yongsan community, but they are riding on two wheels, not four.

  • Maintenance Support Team repairs Mega Star System

    Sep 10, 2013

    Soldiers from the Maintenance Support Team, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 41st Signal Battalion, were air lifted in a Black Hawk Helicopter to the Madison Communication Tower site near Seoul, South Korea Aug. 28 to conduct quarterly maintenance.

  • No battle buddy left behind

    Sep 10, 2013

    If you find yourself in trouble in Deagu on a weekend night don't be surprised if you find a group of Americans wandering the streets looking for you. The group is comprised of American Soldiers in civilian clothes. Their only purpose is to help you.

  • USARPAC, Nepalese Army open 4-day disaster response exercise

    Sep 9, 2013

    The Nepalese Army and U.S. Army Pacific officially opened the Nepal Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange during a ceremony Sept. 9, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Eighth army medics work with KATUSA soldiers on real-world mission to keep soldiers in fight

    Sep 9, 2013

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea -- Medical readiness is critical to maintaining a globally deployable and effective military. During Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2013, medics from the Eighth Army and the Republic of Korea army's KATUSA program are prepared to handle any situation prevention can't stop.

  • Military, HIDOE foster partnership to build leaders

    Sep 9, 2013

    Legislators, senior military officials, educators, community leaders and other distinguished guests joined together inside The Salvation Army-Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, here, Aug. 29, to take part in the 12th annual Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF).

  • USAG-HI's Nakasone named Outstanding Military Contributor

    Sep 9, 2013

    A highlight of the annual Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF) is the awarding of the prestigious Outstanding Military and Civilian Contributor commendation awards.

  • Canoe regatta doubles as PT for Wounded Warriors

    Sep 9, 2013

    Sunday morning the stretch of beach, here, was abuzz with the usual traffic of locals and tourists alike headed out for a day of surf, sand and sun.

  • American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

    Sep 8, 2013

    American and Japanese snipers came together to exchange their knowledge and learn from each other to enhance their combat readiness Sept. 5, 2013, at the Yakima Training Center, Wash. They focused on target detection, reconnaissance techniques and cover and concealment.

  • New Zealand welcomes Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference, Management Seminar

    Sep 8, 2013

    Leaders of 29 Armies across the Pacific theater gathered in Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 8, 2013 for the opening ceremonies of the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference and the Pacific Armies Management Seminar.

  • Chuseok - biggest holiday of Korea

    Sep 8, 2013

    Chuseok, similar to the American Thanksgiving, is the biggest holiday of Korea. Chuseok is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. During Chuseok, Korean people visit their ancestors' grave sites, eat traditional food and play folk games, enjoying the holiday with family members. This year it will be celebrated on Sept. 18 - 20.

  • MND visits garrison, strengthens friendship

    Sep 8, 2013

    Leaders from the Republic of Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) Service Support group visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to discuss how to continue their partnership and strengthen ROK-U.S. alliance here, Sept. 4.

  • American and Japanese snipers come together to train

    Sep 6, 2013

  • Weather, community turns out for celebration

    Sep 6, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- With no rain in the forecast, the Labor Day Let Freedom Ring Celebration at Soldier Field, previously scheduled for Independence Day, went off without a hitch Sept. 2. Besides the usual activities, such as inflatables, eating contests, music, children's games, and face painting, children and adults were able to participate in the Child, Youth and School Service's NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition.

  • Electrifying operations, Army style

    Sep 6, 2013

    NEW MEXICO RANGE, South Korea -- It may have been possible to fight the ancient wars without electricity, but times have changed. The ability to generate electricity enables military organizations to conduct operations anywhere in the world.

  • VIDEO: Powering Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13

    Sep 6, 2013

    Generator mechanics keep the power humming for this annual exercise in Republic of Korea. Includes sound bites from Staff Sgt. Jason Orwick, Mechanic NCOIC, 20th Support Command. Hometown: Findley, Ohio; and Spc. Kareem Williams, Generator Mechanic, 20th Support Command. Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

  • Army finalizes plan to conduct marine study

    Sep 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army has finalized its plan to study marine resources at Makua Beach and surrounding areas.

  • Aloha Festivals 2013: Annual September events highlight Hawaiian culture

    Sep 6, 2013

    Created in 1946 as Aloha Week, what is known today as Aloha Festivals has historically been a celebration of Hawai'i's music, dance and history that is intended to display these uniquely Hawaiian art forms to visitors.

  • School surveys worth millions for Hawaii schools

    Sep 6, 2013

    On Wednesday (Sept. 4), all Hawaii public school students brought home a federal survey card for their parents to complete and return to school the next day.

  • MWR 'Idol' style contest on tap

    Sep 6, 2013

    Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Operation Rising Star registration is underway until Oct. 4, at the Nehelani, here.

  • S.A.D.D.--Volunteers are on call to help you get home safe

    Sep 6, 2013

    Another weekend is upon us, and that means folks around the island are getting ready to enjoy the beach barbecues, backyard cookouts and parties with friends.

  • Alpha 307th begins redeployment after Afghanistan Signal Mission

    Sep 6, 2013

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION -- An initial group of 30 Alpha Company, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Soldiers were welcomed home, here, Tuesday, following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan where they provided vital signal support to three Regional Commands.

  • Signal support for Khaan Quest in Mongolia

    Sep 6, 2013

    Soldiers of 307th ESB: secure comms for multinational exercise

  • Operation Rising Thunder 13 urban assault training

    Sep 6, 2013

  • Training Soldiers to be better leaders

    Sep 5, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Mark L. Brinton, the 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, and Sgt. Maj. Timothy Wayne, the 210th Fires Brigade operations sergeant major, talk with Command Sgt. Maj. David L. Morgan, the commandant of 8th Army Wightman NCO Academy, and four Soldiers of the brigade about the Warrior Leader's Course on Camp Jackson, South Korea, Aug. 29, 2013. The sergeants major visited the school to observe the course and how the brigade's Soldiers learn from it. The 210th Fires Brigade is dedicated to building adaptive and confident leaders of the future.

  • Recognizing Soldiers' effort during UFG

    Sep 5, 2013

    Col. Michael J. Lawson, the commander of 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, recognizes Soldiers for their hard work and effort during Ulchi Freedom Guardian in the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery motor pool on Camp Casey, South Korea Aug. 30, 2013. The 210th Fires Brigade recognizes Soldiers' dedication to the unit. They are the centerpiece of the brigade and what enables it to "Fight Tonight."

  • Yongsan sends holiday messages to home

    Sep 4, 2013

    The Joint Hometown News Service Holiday Greetings team visited Yongsan Garrison to record holiday messages from those serving in Area II to loved ones in the United States, Aug. 29-31.

  • I Corps bids farewell to CSM Troxell

    Sep 4, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell relinquished responsibility as I Corps command sergeant major to Command Sgt. Maj. James P. Norman III in a ceremony at the Carey Theater Sept. 3.

  • Spirit Challenge makes debut

    Sep 4, 2013

    The marquee event for the Labor Day Festival at Camp Casey was the Area I Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers' Spirit Challenge Aug. 31.

  • Air traffic controller tracks 52 years of service

    Sep 4, 2013

    Air traffic control specialist Chang Pong-gyu has worked at the Yongsan heliport for 52 years, and recently said farewell to his job in the tower. Col. Michael. E. Masley, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, and other officials from the aviation field attended Chang's retirement ceremony, Aug 28.

  • 403rd AFSBn-NEA supports Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 3, 2013

    Five Soldiers from the 39th Special Forces Detachment, 1st Special Forces Group, arrived at Camp Carroll, South Korea, Aug. 13 to inspect and sign for prepositioned equipment from the 403rd Army Field Support Battalion as a loan in support of Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13.

  • U.S. Soldier Helps Passengers Escape Train Wreck

    Aug 31, 2013

    A U.S. Army sergeant with the 36th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, broke through a window to help passengers escape when two trains collided south of Seoul Aug. 31.

  • Champoux: Eighth Army trained, equipped, ready

    Aug 30, 2013

    Ulchi Freedom Guardian proved that Eighth Army is trained, equipped and ready, according to the U.S. Army's top operational commander in South Korea.

  • Students, staff eager to start new school year at Casey

    Aug 29, 2013

    Students, parents and staff at Casey Elementary school were hustling and bustling August 26 as they enter a new school year. The population of elementary students from Area I continues to grow and has reached more than 500 students.

  • Paik named honorary Eighth Army commander

    Aug 29, 2013

    Eighth Army named the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general as an honorary Eighth Army commanding general during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 29, 2013, at General Paik Operational Command Post, South Korea.

  • 'First in Support' Soldiers augment Hawaii Army National Guard, provide higher command

    Aug 29, 2013

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, were augmented with Soldiers from the Hawaii Army National Guard and Croatian Army, to form the simulated 70th Infantry Division headquarters, during the international training exercise Immediate Response 13, being conducted at Petar Zrinski Barracks, Croatia, Aug. 19-31, 2013.

  • Camp Humphreys opens new elementary school

    Aug 29, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Less than two years after breaking ground, the Humphreys Central Elementary School welcomed 551 students to its new campus here, Aug. 26. To kickoff the new school year, HCES students, faculty and parents gathered in the school's newly-constructed multi-purpose area for an introductory program led by Jamie Wollman, the HCES assistant principal.

  • Phony website imitates Yongsan

    Aug 29, 2013

    A fake website resembling the official U.S. Amy Garrison Yongsan site is attempting to obtain personally identifiable information from service members, family members and civilians of the U.S. military community.

  • "Fight Tonight" readiness on display for USFK senior NCOs

    Aug 28, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony W. Mahoney, outgoing command sergeant major of United States Forces Korea, and Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, incoming command sergeant major of USFK, visit 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division on Camp Casey, South Korea Aug. 27, 2013. The 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, displayed the AN/TPQ-37 radar in the 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery motor pool. The senior enlisted advisors also looked around the M270A1 multiple launch rocket system displayed by 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment. During the visit, Soldiers demonstrated Thunder Brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness to defend the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • 210th Fires Brigade hosts Women's Equality Day Observance

    Aug 28, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, hosts Women's Equality Day Observance in Warrior's Club on Camp Casey Aug. 26, 2013 to enhance cross-cultural awareness, recognize the achievements, contributions and enduring spirit of members of specific racial, ethnic, or gender groups in our society. Capt. Adhana McCarthy, the 210th Fires Brigade Combined Troops Aid Station physician assistance, who was the guest speaker of this event, talked about the history of women's equality and implementing women into combat roles and units. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Pacific leader visits Yongsan

    Aug 27, 2013

    The spouse of U.S. Army Pacific's commanding general visited a military post in Korea to support the readiness and resiliency for service members, families and civilians here, Aug. 7.

  • Valor: US Soldier saves boy from drowning

    Aug 27, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines valor as the strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness or personal bravery.

  • CAB soldiers attend interactive training

    Aug 26, 2013

    Fifteen soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division were educated on several types of improvised explosive devices at the Mobile Counter-IED Interactive Training Center on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Aug. 13.

  • 25th ID certifies new SHARP victim advocates

    Aug 26, 2013

    The SHARP program reinforces the Army's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault through awareness, prevention, training, victim advocacy, reporting and accountability. Recently, approximately 50 new unit victim advocates from across Hawaiian Army units were certified after completing an 80-hour Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Prevention certification course on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

  • 'Holiday Greetings' team coming to Humphreys

    Aug 23, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Joint Hometown News Service Holiday Greetings team will be here Sept. 5-7 recording those who would like to send a holiday message to loved ones in the United States. This year, the team will be set up outside one of the entrances to the Main Exchange. In the event of inclement weather, they will be set up in the Community Activity Center. (Keep following the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Facebook page for possible changes.)

  • Humphreys FMWR lauded for customer service, training

    Aug 23, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys' Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation was among four garrisons selected as a 2013 winner of the Exemplary Workforce Development Award, presented by the Maj. Gen. Robert M. Joyce Installation Management Academy School for Family and MWR. The goal of the award is to recognize MWR organizations that have demonstrated strong commitment to MWR employees through formal training, coaching and mentoring and other opportunities for professional development at all levels in the organization.

  • Women's Equality Day observed

    Aug 23, 2013

    The Camp Humphreys Women's Equality Day observance, hosted by the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, was held in the Community Activity Center Aug. 16. Guest speaker for the event was Command Sgt. Maj. Lourdes Berrios-Powell, the 2CAB command sergeant major. Nationally, Women's Equality Day is observed on Aug. 26, which is the date in 1920 when votes to women officially became part of the U.S. Constitution.

  • JSA holds memorial ceremony to honor fallen Soldiers

    Aug 22, 2013

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- The first true conflict between north and South Korea, since the armistice agreement in 1953, was triggered when 30 Korean People's Army guards attacked 12 Korean and U.S. Soldiers.

  • Understanding the past to build for the future

    Aug 22, 2013

    DONGDCUCHEON, South Korea -- To understand the future, one must first understand the past.

  • Arctic Army officer excels on India's high ground

    Aug 22, 2013

    Eleven weeks of rigorous high-elevation training in India culminated with the "Best Student" trophy awarded to U.S. Army artillery officer Capt. Matthew Hickey with the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Task Force Wilson training exercise

    Aug 21, 2013

    Medics from 210th Fires Brigade conduct ground casualty evacuation and air casualty evacuation training during the Task Force Wilson exercise on Camp Casey Aug. 20. The exercise is a four-day event held on Camp Casey and Camp Stanley to train, execute and evaluate Soldiers performing proper medical care. Medics from 210th Fires Brigade continually develop and maintain their combat readiness to support the brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Pirate-themed facility at Camp Casey for Soldiers, families too

    Aug 21, 2013

    The pirate-themed interior of the Buccaneer Bowling Center at Camp Casey, which reopened Aug. 17 after undergoing a major renovation.

  • Kingdom Rock talk

    Aug 20, 2013

    Many of us view summer as a time to catch-up and take a few deep breaths. After all, school is out, but that does not mean your child's learning must stop. From August 12th through the 16th, Kingdom Rock, a summer Bible school enrichment program was held at the Torii Station Chapel. The program offers endless opportunities for children who are naturally curious and eager to explore. This year, close to 50 children, ages 5 thru 11 participated in numerous Bible study activities and games.

  • JSA holds memorial ceremony for fallen Soldiers

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Joint Security Area holds the Barrett-Bonifas Memorial Ceremony on Camp Bonifas Aug. 16. The ceremony was to remember the two officers, Capt. Arthur Bonifas, the Joint Security Force Company commander, and 1st Lt. Mark Barrett, the 1st Platoon Leader, who were killed by Korean People's Army guards during the Axe Murder Incident 37 years ago. The ROK-U.S. Alliance has become significantly stronger following the 1976 attack. It is an enduring partnership, committed to the strong defense of the Korean Peninsula. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Eighth Army trains for task force mission during Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 19, 2013

    Eighth Army will continue its transformation to a combined joint task force headquarters during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 19-30, 2013.

  • USARPAC, Bangladesh army kick off Disaster Relief Exercise & Exchange

    Aug 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific, the Bangladesh Armed Forces Division, government and civil organizations, and international observers kicked off the 2013 Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, during an opening ceremony, Aug. 18, 2013, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • K-A Joint Summer School a hit with local youngsters

    Aug 16, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Two hundred Korean and American students participated in the fourth annual version of the Korean-American Children's Joint Summer School here Aug. 6-9. The event, hosted by Pyeongtaek City and Gyeonggi Province and organized by the Pyeongtaek Cultural Center, offers 100 Korean and American children each to participate in this cultural exchange.

  • Summer 5K/Kid's One-Miler held

    Aug 16, 2013

    About 200 runners participated in the Summer 5K/Kid's One-Miler Fun Run, Aug. 10, kicking off at 8 a.m. at Zoeckler Fitness Center. Besides the more than 100 individual runners, seven units participated, along with 18 children. In the 5K, the overall top finisher was Capt. Bradley Glosser, of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 94th Military Police Battalion, with a time of 18 minutes, five seconds. He was competing in the Men's Master (40-49) category. The overall fastest woman was Sgt. Miae Phipps, of Company A, 719th Military Intelligence Battalion, with a time of 23:14.

  • Community partnership pulls together for beautification project

    Aug 16, 2013

    Community Partnership Day shows community support of our military, alternating projects between Eielson Air Force Base and Ft. Wainwright Army Post annually.

  • Youth, teens join in plentiful summer

    Aug 16, 2013

    Fort Wainwright youth took full advantage of all the activities offered during the all-too-short summer.

  • Labor Day Fest set for Aug. 31

    Aug 15, 2013

    Area I's biggest annual event to feature carnival rides, food, live bands and much more.

  • Stress can lead to early death

    Aug 15, 2013

    Soldier fitness has key role in countering its ill.

  • USARPAC Commanding General visits Religious Support Team

    Aug 15, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific, Commanding General, Gen. Vincent Brooks provides a candid photo opportunity with the 'One Team' Religious Support Team (RST). The USARPAC RST hosted Brooks Aug. 14 and provided valuable background and information on the assigned RST and Unit Ministry Team's efforts with Soldiers and Families locally, and across the Pacific theater.

  • Gold found in the 303rd EOD Bn.'s S-1 shop

    Aug 14, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- On any given day, the personnel shop (S-1) in the 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion., 8th Military Police Brigade, is bustling with the activity that one would expect to see accompanying the responsibility of supporting a battalion of Soldiers with any and all personnel matters. The leader of the shop, 2nd Lt. Ali Giraud, officer in charge S-1 shop, 303rd EOD Bn., 8th MP Bde., at first glance also seems typical of what you would expect of a leader managing her team.

  • MEDDAC-Japan breaks ground on new complex

    Aug 13, 2013

    A groundbreaking ceremony, Aug. 9, 2013, marked the start of a major renovation project of the Brig. Gen. Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army health clinic, U.S. Army Dental Activity Japan health clinic and the construction of a new preventive health facility at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • 210th Fires Brigade change of responsibility

    Aug 13, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a change of responsibility ceremony at Carey Gym on Camp Casey Aug. 9, 2013. The change of responsibility ceremony was held in honor of Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos E. Esmurria for his work as the brigade command sergeant major for the past two years and to welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Mark L. Brinton as the new brigade command sergeant major. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Yongsan promotes proper use of government vehicles

    Aug 13, 2013

    The number of cases of inappropriate use of government vehicles has steadily increased across the garrison, and USAG Yongsan wants all personnel to be aware of the proper and legitimate use of the non-tactical vehicles (NTV) to prevent waste of resources and abuse of privileges.

  • Understanding the past to build for the future

    Aug 12, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- To understand the future, one must first understand the past.

  • Army Strong: Sgt. Odyssey U. Martin named the women's tall figure and bodybuilding heavyweight champ

    Aug 11, 2013

    Do you think you have what it takes to become a champion bodybuilder? Could you do it in just four months? Sgt. Odyssey U. Martin, a human resources sergeant for the 247th Military Police Detachment and native of Lexington Park, Md. can proudly answer yes to both those questions after winning at the 2013 Muscle Beach women's figure tall and bodybuilding heavyweight categories on August 4th at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.

  • Col. Lawson visits Taeseongdong

    Aug 9, 2013

    TAESEONGDONG, South Korea -- Col. Michael J. Lawson, commander of 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participates in the Taeseongdong Village 60th Anniversary Celebration in the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea August 2, 2013. The ceremony marked the establishment of the small village, known as "Freedom Village," after the signing of the Korean War Armistice in 1953. Attendees included senior leaders from Gyeonggi-do Province, the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission, the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission, 2nd Infantry Division, and delegates from several embassies. The event included performances by the Taeseongdong Elementary School percussion band and the 1st Infantry Division Band. It ended with participants joining the citizens of Taeseongdong to build a rice cake tower of peace. The village is a symbol of the success of the ROK-U.S. Alliance that was forged during the Korean War and has grown stronger over the last 60 years. (U.S. Army photos by Capt. Kelly E. McKenzie, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Officer/Released).

  • 210th Fires Brigade cadets tour DMZ

    Aug 9, 2013

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- Cadets participating in the Cadet Troop Leadership Training program with 210th Fires Brigade tour the Demilitarized Zone on Camp Bonifas, South Korea Aug. 3, 2013. Cadets visited the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission Conference Building, museum and gift shop to understand the history and importance of the 210th Fires Brigade's mission. The 210th Fires Bde. is dedicated to building adaptive and confident leaders of the future. (U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • U.S. Army Pacific Commander visits JSA

    Aug 9, 2013

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, visits the Joint Security Area and Demilitarized Zone, South Korea Aug. 3, 2013. Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, 2nd Infantry Division commander, and Lt. Col. Daniel Edwan, the commander of the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area, escorted Brooks through the tour, highlighting key terrain and security operations. (U.S. Army photos courtesy of Capt. Marckenzie Boutin, 210th Fires Brigade/Released).

  • Avenger crews qualify with machine guns

    Aug 9, 2013

    CHIPORI RANGE, South Korea -- Soldiers from E Battery, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, attached to 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conduct M3P .50 caliber machine gun qualification at Chipori Range, South Korea Aug. 7, 2013. The exercise was to qualify Soldiers on the Avenger Gunnery Program to enhance the unit's readiness to fight tonight to deter aggression against South Korea. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • 1-38 FA Cadets flying above Camp Casey

    Aug 9, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Cadets participating in the Cadet Troop Leadership Training program with 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade take a ride with 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade in a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter around Camp Casey, South Korea Aug. 8, 2013. This flight gave cadets an opportunity to learn more about Army aviation and broaden their CTLT experience. The 210th Fires Bde. is dedicated to building adaptive and confident leaders of the future. (U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Commanding generals visit Soldiers, tour Fort Wainwright

    Aug 9, 2013

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific's commanding general, and Maj. Gen. Michael H. Shields, U.S. Army Alaska's commanding general, received a comprehensive tour of Fort Wainwright, Fort Greely and the Northern Warfare Training Center's Black Rapids site.

  • Been there, done that and just when you think you've seen it all

    Aug 9, 2013

    A 50-50 shot brought John Binder, mechanic for Outdoor Recreation, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, to the Last Frontier.

  • First responders ready to stand as one against threats

    Aug 9, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- August is the Army's annual Antiterrorism Awareness Month, but for the first responders who have the awesome responsibility of preventing and responding to potential threats and incidents within our community, preparing and training to respond to terrorism happens all year-round. Federal firefighters, emergency medical technicians, military police and the Special Reaction Team, 728th MP Battalion, were among the first responders from the garrison community that participated in an antiterrorism force protection exercise, July 29-30, testing the participants in various scenarios such as mass casualties, triage, active shooters, hostage negotiations and more.

  • 2nd Infantry Division commander mentors cadets

    Aug 8, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, the 2nd Infantry Division commanding general, meets with cadets participating in the Cadet Troop Leadership Training program with 210th Fires Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team at Hovey Theater on Camp Hovey, South Korea July 31, 2013. Maj. Gen. Vandal told cadets to enjoy Korea, to try to learn as much as they can during the leadership training, and discussed his expectations for them as future leaders of the Army. The 2nd Infantry Division is dedicated to building adaptive and confident leaders of the future.

  • 2nd Infantry Division deputy commander visits 210th Fires Brigade

    Aug 8, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Erik C. Peterson, the 2nd Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support, visits the 210th Fires Brigade on Camp Casey, South Korea July 31, 2013. During the visit, Col. Michael J. Lawson, the 210th Fires Brigade commander, presented a capabilities brief, explaining the brigade's mission and ability to Fight Tonight. Then they toured the brigade area, including the 70th Brigade Support Battalion's Supply Support Activity, 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment's Q-37 radar, C Battery, 1st Bn., 38th FA Regt.'s M270A1 multiple launch rocket system, and 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment's Ammunition Holding Area. The visit wrapped up at the Thunder Inn where Brig. Gen. Peterson ate lunch with the brigade and battalion commanders.

  • Dirty Jobs: Paralegal Specialist

    Aug 8, 2013

    It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. The paperwork side of military justice takes a lot of time and effort. It's critical that it is done correctly, so justice is served and every Soldier is treated fairly under the law. Paralegal specialists get it done.

  • HHPC at Casey will offer broad menu of cutting-edge workouts, health info

    Aug 8, 2013

    The new Health and Human Performance Center at Camp Casey features a spacious room equipped for functional fitness workouts, as well as a cardiovascular workout area, flexibility and recovery room and a "stress-less" area.

  • Humphreys Theatre presents 'Kiss Me, Kate'

    Aug 8, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- "Kiss Me, Kate" was a fun-filled, creative, and entertaining production put on by the Camp Humphreys Community Theater, July 26--28, in the Community Activity Center. The show had a terrific start, with singing and dancing and continued to be energetic and enjoyable. This modern adaption of the "Taming of the Shrew" was sprinkled with song and dance and had colorful sets and costumes.

  • Korean-American Friendship Hoops

    Aug 8, 2013

    Area III Sports hosted a four-team Korean-American Friendship Basketball Tournament, in Zoeckler Fitness Center, Aug.4. The tournament, won by team MIX, was organized and held to promote friendship, cooperation and Good Neighbor relations. The tournament consisted of two on-post teams and a team from Songtan and Pyeongtaek. MIX, consisting of both American and Korean players, took first place for the second straight year.

  • Korean Kids tour K-16

    Aug 8, 2013

    Children from lower income and single parent Korean families visited K-16 U.S. Army airbase as part of an English Camp program sponsored by Segok-dong office, July 25.

  • Manchu officers return to leadership roles in Korea

    Aug 7, 2013

    During his first visit to Korea since assuming command, the U.S. Army Pacific commanding general discovered that four officers he used to lead in the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment "Manchus," were serving in key leadership positions in Korea.

  • 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Navy perform deck landings

    Aug 7, 2013

    Pilots and flight crews with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade worked closely with the U.S. Navy to conduct deck landing qualifications aboard the USS Chafee, USS Hopper, USS Guadalupe, and the USS Tarawa, in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii, July 15-19, 2013.

  • New 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Motor Pool Makes the Cut

    Aug 7, 2013

    With a snip of the Signal orange ceremonial ribbon, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion made history, opening an impressive new motor pool on Helemano Military Reservation that will vastly improve their ability to efficiently conduct maintenance, train, and deploy teams and equipment.

  • US Army on Okinawa participates in a bilateral exchange with 15th Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense

    Aug 7, 2013

    Fifteen American and Japanese soldiers were on hand to participate in a noncommissioned officer bilateral exchange program from Aug. 5-9 at the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force's 15th Brigade headquarters in Naha, Japan.

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