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  • 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.

  • What is Korean Liberation Day?

    Aug 6, 2013

    Korean Liberation Day is celebrated each year. After the end of World War II, Japan terminated their 30 years of dictatorship against the Korean government ending the torture and oppression of millions of people.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest unites soldiers

    Aug 6, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company of United States Army Garrison Yongsan participated in Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) program to enhance unit cohesion and individual coping skills when facing challenges, Aug. 6.

  • Korean War armistice recalled

    Aug 6, 2013

    Resplendent in the Marine uniform of his youth, John Cole snapped a salute July 27 as he and thousands of his fellow Korean War veterans and their families gathered at the Korean War memorial in Washington, D.C., to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended what has been called "the forgotten war."

  • RDECOM Reservists address technology gaps at Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 6, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve officers are serving a key role in identifying and addressing science and technology needs during a major U.S. Army exercise in the Pacific. Col. John Olson is leading four officers from the Army Reserve Sustainment Command, Detachment 8, who will deploy to South Korea in August for Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2013.

  • Japanese 'Bon Odori' Festival at Camp Zama draws 26,000 visitors

    Aug 6, 2013

    The 54th annual Bon Odori Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, culminated Aug. 3, 2013, with more than 1,000 people performing the moves of traditional Japanese dances in sync, circled around a large, ornate wooden tower erected at the installation's Rambler Field.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits troops in Korea

    Aug 5, 2013

    The four-star general who commands U.S. Army forces in the Asia Pacific region is making his first trip to Korea this week.

  • Yongsan Kids Conquer "Kingdom Rock"

    Aug 5, 2013

    Children from Yongsan and the Hannam Village community gathered at South Post Chapel for 'Kingdom Rock', USAG Yongsan's week-long Vacation Bible School from July 29 - Aug 2.

  • Exercise Lightning Strike Comes to a Close

    Aug 5, 2013

    Members of the Singapore Armed Forces and U.S. Army soldiers joined together to celebrate the end of Exercise Lightning Strike during a ceremony here July 26.

  • Army completes coalition network fielding in South Korea

    Aug 5, 2013

    The Army has strengthened its ability to share critical data with its coalition partners with the fielding of coalition network equipment to South Korea.

  • US and Australian War Games - Talisman Saber 2013

    Aug 3, 2013

    Exercise TALISMAN SABER has it all; Special Forces, Royal Australian Air Force, Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy, and the U.S. Marines, Army, Air Force, and Navy. It is the largest Australian military exercise and one of the largest U.S. exercises. The exercise is a major undertaking that reflects the closeness of our alliance and the strength of the ongoing military-military relationship.

  • Bilateral training sharpens mission readiness

    Aug 2, 2013

    Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, hosted Officers and Non Commissioned Officers from the Southwestern Composite Air Division from Naha Air Base showcasing battery command post operations, surface to air orders and air control orders on July 17th at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. These operations direct states of readiness, search sectors, identified threats, and instructions from higher headquarters.

  • Bilateral training enhances interoperability between intelligence sections

    Aug 2, 2013

    Five soldiers from the 10th Regional Support Group S-2 Intelligence Section and 10 soldiers from the 15th Brigade, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force G-2, engaged in the first intelligence bilateral exchange July 23 at Torii Station, which consisted basic soldiering skills as well as intelligence analytical techniques.

  • 10th Regional Support Group participates in Sobe Ward Sports Day

    Aug 2, 2013

    One of the most enjoyable things to do while you are stationed overseas is to participate in local community events and on July 28, 22 soldiers and family members from the 10th Regional Support Group participated in the Annual Sobe Ward Sports Day in Yomitan.

  • Combined simulation exercise strengthens ROK-U.S. Alliance

    Aug 2, 2013

    The 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and the Third Republic of Korea Army, conducted a Combined Counterfire Exercise on Camp Casey, South Korea, July 17-19, 2013. The simulation-based exercise was to enhance the ROK-U.S. counterfire capability, improve staff coordination and test battle command computer systems.

  • Surviving in water

    Aug 2, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducts Combat Water Survival Training at Hanson Outdoor Swimming Pool on Camp Casey, South Korea July 12, 2013. The training began with basic water survival skills which consisted of practicing to safely enter the water with a weapon; and protecting their weapons while swimming; how to remove equipment while in the water; and how to use their uniforms to increase buoyancy. The training prepares Soldiers to react to unexpected water landings and vehicle rollovers. The 210th Fires Bde. trains its Soldiers for all possible situations to be prepared to defend the Republic of Korea from any threat.

  • Chena Bend Golf Course: Every hole is a treasure, especially number 14

    Aug 2, 2013

    On June 26 of this year, the Taylors had their wedding in front of the green on Hole 14, inviting friends, family and many golfers they knew through their Chena Bend affiliation.

  • Military youth win in the (sports) field

    Aug 2, 2013

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command is introducing the NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick program to all garrison locations this year, with a focus of efforts during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September. Due to the abbreviated season in the Interior, the program was held on Fort Wainwright July 13.

  • JSC preparations underway

    Aug 1, 2013

    Operation HOOAH! is in full swing, here, as the Army takes the lead on this year's Joint Spouses Conference, which will be held at the Nehelani, Saturday, Oct. 5.

  • Hi, friends, English spoken here

    Aug 1, 2013

    Students from Dongducheon Foreign Language High School visited Camp Casey in Dongducheon and Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu for an up-close glimpse at life inside the installation gates.

  • Program promotes fun, safe activities for single Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army offers vast opportunities to the brave men and women who choose to enlist in its ranks and serve their country.

  • Furlough, older equipment cause DPW delays

    Aug 1, 2013

    Customers have been complaining about the length of time necessary to get a customer service phone call through to the Directorate of Public Works.

  • Mommy and Me Tea

    Aug 1, 2013

    A full house attended the Mommy and Me Tea, July 27, in the Community Activity Center. Mothers, daughters and their dolls were able to get all dressed up and spend some quality time together, participating in a "proper" English-style tea party.

  • ROTC cadet experiences life in Korea

    Aug 1, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE -- The reserve officer training corps is an important facet of leadership development within the U.S. military that starts at the college level and trains students to lead Soldiers. The education doesn't stop at book-smarts and formation rehearsals, though.

  • Korean Kids tour K-16

    Jul 31, 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.

  • In Asia-Pacific, Army policy not one of containment

    Jul 31, 2013

    Despite a Department of Defense focus on the Asia-Pacific region, there is no Army policy to "contain" China, said the service's senior-most officer.

  • Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 30, 2013

    The room hummed with the steady clicks of camera shutters as Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, were the center of attention during a press conference at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 29, 2013.

  • U.S. Army Japan senior leaders emphasize importance of SHARP

    Jul 29, 2013

    To emphasize the importance of the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer Sr., commander of United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), personally met with each unit victim advocate during his command visit to Okinawa, July 22-25, 2013.

  • Veterans return to Korea for armistice anniversary

    Jul 29, 2013

    Korean War veterans returned to South Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice agreement that brought the brutal conflict to an end.

  • Texas Guardsmen train with Australian army for Talisman Saber

    Jul 29, 2013

    Texas' 36th Infantry Division deployed approximately 150 Soldiers to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 14-29, 2013, to participate in the fifth Talisman Saber training exercise.

  • Residents advised to prepare for Tropical Storm Flossie

    Jul 29, 2013

    Tropic Storm Flossie is expected to make landfall on Oahu later this evening, July 29.

  • USARPAC commanding general visits Talisman Saber 2013

    Jul 29, 2013

    SHOALWATER BAY TRAINING AREA, Australia - General Vincent Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, visited Soldiers July 27 training in Australia as part of Talisman Saber 2013. Talisman Saber, currently in its fifth iteration, is a biennial training exercise that hones the interoperability of U.S. and Australian militaries. The bilateral training included a variety of missions from conventional conflict to peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance efforts. Brooks visited U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers training with their Australian counterparts at Shoalwater Bay training area in Queensland. He presented award to several Soldiers with 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and toured areas of the battlefield to view training first hand.

  • Eighth Army activates digital liaison detachment

    Jul 26, 2013

    Eighth Army established the 2503rd Digital Liaison Detachment to serve as the primary link with the Republic of Korea Ground Component Command.

  • New hangars mean mission readiness, future savings

    Jul 26, 2013

    The extreme climate of Interior Alaska calls for dependable, robust heating and lighting systems which allow the mission to continue no matter the temperature during the long, dark winter months.

  • Team Wainwright represents during 2013 Alaska State BBQ championships

    Jul 26, 2013

    Seven teams comprised of Soldiers, Family members, DoD civilians and retirees finished in the top 15 overall, and many of those teams did extremely well in their respective categories.

  • Training to survive in a chemical environment

    Jul 25, 2013

    Soldiers from HHB conducted a mask confidence chamber and operational decontamination training on Camp Casey, South Korea, June 6, 2013. The purpose of this training was to teach Soldiers the knowledge and skills to survive chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks.

  • Relieving stress and anxiety outdoors

    Jul 25, 2013

    When needing to feel the rush, the Army has a high-adventure outdoor recreation program as a part of the Army's approach to reset for units to explore -- Warrior Adventure Quest. Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, hosted Warrior Adventure Quest for Soldiers June 7.

  • Odierno visits India, focuses on future opportunities

    Jul 25, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno traveled to New Delhi this week, where he visited with his Indian counterpart, Gen. Bikram Singh, chief of army staff.

  • Garrison breaks ground on KORCOM Operations Center

    Jul 25, 2013

    U.S. and Republic of Korea officials broke ground on the U.S. Korea Command Operations Center Thursday, July 18, at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys. The operations center will be the first building of the U.S. Korean Command headquarters complex.

  • A week of Shakespeare

    Jul 25, 2013

    "To be or Not to Be" was answered with a resounding "Yes" by the Camp Humphrey's Community theatre as two Shakespearean performances took to the stage here, July 15-21. Both plays were directed by Christi Mancha, a local theater volunteer. The first performance, "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream", was presented by the youth ages 7-16, "The Complete Works of Shakespeare" rounded out the second stage performance of the week.

  • 1-38 FA hosts urban assault course for 8A Best Medic competition

    Jul 25, 2013

    C Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division hosted the Urban Assault lane for the 8th Army Best Medic Competition at Rodriguez Range, South Korea July 22-25. The competition is a two-Soldier team event that challenges medics in a realistic, tough, simulated operational environment. Medics tested their skills and proved they are ready to support the brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness.

  • Camp Humphreys Youth Sports Invitational Swim Meet

    Jul 25, 2013

    Boys 13--15: 1st place: Seth Markowskiy, Osan Air Base; 2nd place: Joshua Lee, USAG Yongsan; 3rd place: Gavin Kim, Osan Air Base. Girls 13--15: 1st place: Stephanie Choe, USAG Yongsan; 2nd place: Eun jo Kim, from USAG Yongsan; 3rd place: Sophia Walsh, USAG Humphreys. Boys 11--12: 1st place: Cole Dudley, USAG Yongsan; 2nd place: Andrew Hutchins, Osan Air Base; 3rd place: William Fricke, Osan Air Base. Girls 11--12: 1st place: Kennedy Davis, USAG Yongsan; 2nd place: Sarah Morris, USAG Yongsan; 3rd place: Kai-Li, Osan Air Base & Grace Kim, USAG Yongsan. (tied with 16 points each) Boys 9--10: 1st place: Brian Choe, USAG Yongsan; 2nd place: Enrique Oti, Osan Air Base; 3rd place: Same Houston, USAG Yongsan. Girls 9--10: 1st place: Rayli Markowski, Osan Air Base; 2nd place: Alexia Sumpter, Osan Air Base; 3rd place: Megan Schlak, Hannah Balettie, and Bever Haley Davidson, Osan Air Base. (tied with 19 points each) Boys 5--8: 1st place: Carter Lindsey, USAG Yongsan; 2nd place: Joshua Cook, USAG Yongsan; 3rd place: Joshua Hansen, USAG Yongsan. Girls 5--8: 1st place: Kaidence Sampsel and Anna Dunnagan, USAG Yongsan (tied for first place); 3rd place: Anna Piccone, USAG Daegu.

  • Armistice anniversary marks milestone for alliance

    Jul 24, 2013

    American and South Korean officials and veterans will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement in the United States and South Korea this week.

  • Singapore fun run brings two armies together

    Jul 24, 2013

    With the sights and sounds of downtown Singapore as their backdrop, Singapore armed forces and U.S. soldiers came together for a run in the sun, July 19.

  • US Army expands knowledge of jungle tactics

    Jul 24, 2013

    Soldiers from the U.S. and Singapore armies keep jungle tactics fresh as they train together during a jungle familiarization battle course near Amoy Quee Camp, Singapore, July 18, 2013.

  • 'Talisman Saber' shows Army's expanding role in Pacific

    Jul 24, 2013

    I Corps is playing a key role in Exercise Talisman Saber in Australia, demonstrating the Army's increasing influence in the Pacific, said one of the exercise planners.

  • Army Heritage and Education Center to host Korean War Commemoration Event

    Jul 24, 2013

    The 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement is inspiration for the Army Heritage and Education's special event, July 27 at 11 a.m. on the Army Heritage Trail in Carlisle,Pa., to commemorate the anniversary.

  • US Army Pacific welcomes new Chief of Staff

    Jul 24, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Soldiers and officers from throughout U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) gathered to welcome Maj. Gen. Jim Pasquarette as their new chief of staff during a Flying "V" ceremony July 24 at historic Palm Circle, here. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, USARPAC commanding general, officiated the ceremony and welcomed Pasquarette and his family into the ranks of the USARPAC Ohana. The Flying "V" ceremony traditionally honors senior Army officials when they assume duties or depart from an Army command and refers to the way the colors are posted in a V-shaped formation during the ceremony.

  • Leaders sign MOU to keep Itaewon safe

    Jul 24, 2013

    A Memorandum of Understanding was re-signed by the Itaewon Bar Owners' Association and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to strengthen the partnership between Korea and the United States, July 24. Wonsoon Yoo, president of IBOA, and Col. Michael. E. Masley, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan, and other respective business and military leaders joined together for the signing event, which last occurred in 2009.

  • Korean War Armistice turns 60 July 27

    Jul 24, 2013

    Signing at Panmunjom halted fighting that left Korea desolate.

  • Gen. Brooks delivers first U.S. Army Pacific One Team message

    Jul 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific, Commanding General, Gen. Vincent K. Brooks initial message to USARPAC Soldiers, Family Members and Army Civilians. One Team!

  • Party on the DMZ: JSA Battalion's ninth birthday

    Jul 24, 2013

    U.S. and Republic of Korea Soldiers and families serving at the Joint Security Area participated in a Freedom-Victory Day festival on June 30, to celebrate the ninth anniversary of the JSA ROK Army Battalion activation.

  • 94th AAMDC Briefs Secretary of the Army John McHugh on Its Mission

    Jul 23, 2013

    With the United States Army's growing strategic role in the Pacific region, Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command 16 July, where he was briefed on the unit's successful deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System to Guam.

  • New ladder truck raises fire response

    Jul 23, 2013

    USAG Yongsan's Department of Emergency Services (DES) unveiled their new fire station stall and presented a new hi-tech fire truck to the community during a ribbon cutting ceremony, June 25.

  • U.S. Soldiers teach Korean kids Army PT

    Jul 23, 2013

    Soldiers from the 106th Medical Detachment (VS) visited Sunin Church Yongsan Wonhyoro to enhance the Korea-U.S. relationship with middle school children, July 13.

  • Cloud Storage Increases Threat To Military Networks

    Jul 23, 2013

    The latest cyber challenge that Army networks in South Korea, as well as the Department of Defense, is facing is the increasing use of internet based, or cloud, storage services which pose network vulnerabilities.

  • Little devil girl amuses Yongsan

    Jul 23, 2013

    A world-renowned 10-Ball billiards champion showcased her talents to the military community of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, July 17.

  • DENTAC-Japan's 'Go First Class' dental program ahead of game

    Jul 23, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23, 2013) -- U.S. Army Dental Activity-Japan, headquartered here, is proving to be the Army's top command regarding the implementation of a new dental program, the unit's commander said during a recent interview.

  • Army Rec Center provides outstanding services

    Jul 23, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Moyer Recreation Center has been known for providing amazing service to the service members, families, and civilians of the Yongsan community.

  • Exercise Talisman Saber 13

    Jul 23, 2013

    U.S. and Australian forces are reinforcing their ability to conduct contingency operations at Exercise Talisman Saber 13. Gail McCabe brings us this report from Queensland, Australia.

  • SecArmy, U.S. Army Pacific commander honor late Senator Inouye

    Jul 23, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, honored the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, July 23, 2013, at a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Second annual full-scale exercise conducted at Camp Zama

    Jul 23, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 24, 2013) -- U.S. Army Garrison Japan conducted its second annual full-scale exercise here July 16 through 18, which included participation from various units on the installation and local Japanese firefighters.

  • Soldiers' Korean War sacrifices honored

    Jul 22, 2013

    Nestled in the serene rolling green hills of Jochiwon, South Korea, rests a memorial statue dedicated to the Soldiers of the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, and the sacrifices they made delaying the north Korean Army's southern advance.

  • Fields of Dreams: A revamped Stoneman Athletic Complex opens for play

    Jul 22, 2013

    Sports fanatics, young and old, are familiar with the 1989 classic "Field of Dreams." The baseball flick is an essential for their home theater collections and often ranks among their top five picks for greatest sports films ever made.

  • Army Community Service honors 48-year history

    Jul 22, 2013

    For generations, Army spouses have operated lending closets and thrift shops, raised funds to help the needy, assisted in emergencies, taught and trained the inexperienced, provided care and comfort to the ill and bereaved, and, through a grassroots understanding of the Army community, contributed significantly to its stability.

  • Hula appreciation gains: Hula hālau take root across the world

    Jul 22, 2013

    People across the world have come to know and love hula, the traditional Hawaiian dance form, which, according to Kumu Hula Paulani Kauila, "is a form of storytelling, where the expression of a story is told through the dancer."

  • New U.S. Army Pacific Commander conducts aerial recon of Oahu

    Jul 22, 2013

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - General Vincent K. Brooks, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific conducted an aerial reconnaissance of Hawaii Army facilities across the island of Oahu July 19. Brooks recently assumed command of USARPAC, and the visit enabled him to meet and greet Soldiers of Hawaii while simultaneously familiarizing himself via a literal bird's eye view. He was joined by Maj. Gen. Kurt Fuller, 25th Infantry Division commanding general. They visited facilities and Soldiers at Schofield Barracks, the Lightning Academy, and other Army training areas. (photos by Sgt. 1st Class Crista Mary Mack, U.S. Army Pacific)

  • SecArmy sees I Corps in action Down Under

    Jul 22, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh took part this week in a key exercise with Australia, one of America's most enduring regional partners.

  • Preparing for the unexpected can mean life or death

    Jul 19, 2013

    Interior Alaska is known for winter storms, whether it is the unimaginable stints of sub-zero cold, freezing rain causing treacherous footing and tricky driving or heavy blankets of snow; the focus to take precautions tends to be October through March. But being prepared for anything, anytime, anywhere can facilitate survival.

  • Fort Wainwright Chaplains celebrate anniversary by serving others

    Jul 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army chaplaincy is one of the oldest branches of the Army and they are celebrating 237-years of service this month.

  • Arctic mud run

    Jul 19, 2013

    184 participants made their way through a grueling run/obstacle course.

  • Joint Information Center: Being there for the community

    Jul 19, 2013

    During the Stuart Creek 2 Fire in the Army's Yukon Training Area, a Joint Information Center was activated at the Bureau of Land Management building on Fort Wainwright as part of the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center Interagency Fire Information Center Communications Outreach Plan.

  • Amid monsoon season, Area I ready

    Jul 18, 2013

    Quick-response teams poised should floods, landslides, hit Warrior Country

  • Diet soda? No, diabetes soda

    Jul 18, 2013

    Calorie-free maybe, but hardly worth the health risks

  • Officials: Monsoon season calls for increased caution

    Jul 18, 2013

    As heavy monsoon storms inundate the Korean Peninsula, Eighth Army safety officials are encouraging U.S. military personnel to exercise increased caution.

  • Army, Air Force siblings unite in joint training exercise

    Jul 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea --The Air Force once operated with Army ground troops in one service component called the Army Air Corps. Then on July 26, 1947, President Harry S. Truman officially established the Air Force, permanently separating the nation's air forces from ground forces. Today we recognize the Army as a force that provides ground forces for the nation while the Air Force's mission is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.

  • Humphreys welcomes university interns

    Jul 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - The Camp Humphreys Internship Program, an important part of the garrison's community relations initiative, has been in operation here for more than four years. The unique program, developed to provide local university students an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with U.S. Soldiers and Civilians stationed here, has seen approximately 80 local Korean university students successfully six-month-long internship tours of duty with organizations across the community.

  • Patriot Express receives a warm welcome

    Jul 18, 2013

    Marilyn Ferguson, a renowned author wrote, "Each of us is - potentially - the difference in the world." Enter Spc. Rafael D. Morales Herrero, Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, along with his wife, Maribel A. Paulino and their sons, Sebastian and Julio.

  • 10th Regional Support Group Unit Ministry Team cares for Single Soldiers

    Jul 18, 2013

    Two of the Army's top priorities are mission accomplishment and taking care of its soldiers, family members and DA civilians. With the Strong Bonds program being severely limited due to sequestration the 10th Regional Support Group Unit Ministry Team found a way to take one day to "Sharpen the Saw" for 11 Single Soldiers on July 17th at Okuma Recreation Facility, Okinawa, Japan for under $200.

  • Korea America Friendship Society honors soldiers, civilian

    Jul 17, 2013

    Korea America Friendship Society held its 22nd anniversary reception to honor a group of individuals for their continuous efforts to increase the ROK-US alliance during 2013 Korea America Friendship Night in the grand ballroom at the Seoul Grand Hyatt, June 27.

  • 2nd Infantry Division Patch ceremony

    Jul 17, 2013

    The 2nd Infantry Division welcomed BG Erik C. Peterson, the division's new Deputy Commanding General for Support with a Patch Ceremony, July 16, 2013, at Camp Humphreys, Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea. PHOTO BY 2ID PAO PAK CHIN-U

  • U.S. and ROK Soldiers fight fire, demonstrate alliance

    Jul 17, 2013

    Spc. Armando Avila, from San Diego, Calif., a multiple launch rocket system crewmember, and Spc. Anthony Strauch, from Hazlehurst, Ga., a multiple launch rocket system operations and fire direction specialist, assisted local citizens to extinguish a house fire at the Ottogi Festival in Ildong, Pocheon June 8.

  • Soldiers' Sacrifices Honored

    Jul 17, 2013

    Nestled in the serene rolling green hills of Jochiwon rests a memorial statue dedicated to the Soldiers of the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division and the sacrifices they made delaying the north Korean Army's southern advance.

  • 8th TSC mariners highlight Army watercraft capabilities for SecArmy

    Jul 17, 2013

    Army mariners from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command shared the critical and unique roles Army watercraft play in the Pacific Theater with Secretary of the Army John McHugh at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 16, 2013.

  • 2ID welcomes new deputy commander in Pyeongtaek

    Jul 16, 2013

    The 2nd Infantry Division conducted a patch ceremony July 16 at the Super Gym, Camp Humphreys to welcome Brig. Gen Erik Peterson, the new deputy commanding general for support.

  • On-post population can receive emergency alerts via text, email

    Jul 16, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has added a new technology to its family of emergency message and dissemination techniques: Nixle.

  • Garrison commander thanks community for July 4th

    Jul 16, 2013

    A very special mahalo to our U.S. Army Garrison community and sister services for your tremendous support and participation in this year's 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks.

  • 41st Signal Battalion joins ROK Guerilla Training

    Jul 15, 2013

    American Soldiers from the 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, participated in Republic of Korea Army guerilla training with Soldiers from the 60th Signal Battalion ROKA in Guri City, South Korea July 2.

  • South Korea-based NCO wins top service award

    Jul 15, 2013

    A South Korea-based master sergeant was the U.S. Army's selection for the 2013 Federally Employed Women Meritorious Service Award.

  • Tomahawks train up on call-for-fire

    Jul 15, 2013

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment "Tomahawks", 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, took part in call-for-fire familiarization training enhanced by the use of a high-tech simulator, July 10.

  • Survivors unveil quilted remembrance of fallen

    Jul 15, 2013

    Members from families of fallen warriors unveiled, for the first time, a quilted American flag honoring fallen warriors of the Hawaii and the Pacific region at the Fourth of July Spectacular celebration, here, July 4.

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