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  • 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.

  • IPC encourages planning to ease clearing quarters stress

    Jul 15, 2013

    Whether you are transferring to a new duty station, retiring or moving off-post, your lease agreement with Island Palm Communities requires you to notify your community center in writing no less than 28 days prior to vacating your home.

  • ROK Air Force Cadets Visit 6-52 ADA

    Jul 12, 2013

    More than 20 cadets from the Republic of Korea's 10th Fighter Wing visited Bravo Battery of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery here, July 1. This event seeks to strengthen the friendship between the two units, who have been neighbors on Suwon Air Base since 2009, when the "Iron Horse" battalion moved here.

  • Petfest 2013

    Jul 12, 2013

    Petfest 2013 show results: There were four categories for this year's competition. The winner of the Best in Show category was the Bugle and Beagle Brothers' team. Cockrell too first place in the Best Trick category, Spensor Gaynor won the Best Look-a-like category, and the Yorkie siblings and Appollo & Max Joffrion took first place in the Best Dressed category.

  • Humphreys turns page on summer reading program

    Jul 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Army's annual Library Summer Reading Program kicked off during a ceremony here, Jul. 9. During the event, more than 100 parents and children visited community library to browse its collection of books and multi-media material.

  • Humphreys Soldiers commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the Battle of the Cheonan

    Jul 12, 2013

    More than 40 Camp Humphreys Soldiers and Chonan City officials took part in a ceremony marking the 63rd anniversary of the Korean War battle at Chonan, July 8. Hosted by the Korean Freedom Federation, Chonan Branch, the commemoration paid tribute to the U.S. Soldiers who gave their life in defense of South Korea during the hard-fought battle against a superior number of North Korean enemy forces.

  • A man on post who is always in the Zone

    Jul 12, 2013

    Most of the Department of Defense civilians on Fort Wainwright are serious about the mission to support Soldiers, but there is a stand-out who embodies the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, especially when it comes to the single Soldier.

  • Fort Wainwright garrison changes top noncommissioned officers

    Jul 12, 2013

    Fort Wainwright bids farewell to its garrison command sergeant major and welcomes a new enlisted leader.

  • Alaska's military supports BLM firefighting efforts

    Jul 12, 2013

    Fort Wainwright Garrison has provided skilled personnel and equipment to help with Bureau of Land Management's ongoing activities of containing and extinguishing the Stuart Creek 2 fire.

  • South Korean medics train in latest battlefield techniques

    Jul 12, 2013

    South Korean military medical personnel rehearsed lifesaving medical treatments during the 23rd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference July 10 at the Millennium Seoul Hilton.

  • 516th Signal Brigade hosts change of command

    Jul 11, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER -- Col. Cleophus Thomas assumed command of the 516th Signal Brigade, from outgoing commander, Col. Scott Baer, during a change of command ceremony on historic Palm Circle, here, July 3.

  • High school athletes improve skills during summer basketball in Japan

    Jul 11, 2013

    Elva Harris loves the game of basketball. The Army dependent and upcoming junior at Kadena High School started playing at the age of five while her parents were stationed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Now some 10 years later, Harris is still seeking to improve her game.

  • Soldiers in Japan join the SHARP team to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault

    Jul 11, 2013

    "You can succeed from this day forward in virtually every aspect of your military career, but if you fail at this, and that is leading on the issue of sexual assault, you've failed the Army." Those are the words of Secretary of the Army John McHugh who expressed concerns to Army senior leaders about the issue of sexual harassment and assault that's ripping the fabric of the today's Army. To help defeat sexual harassment and assault more than 20 Soldiers and civilians participated in a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) course from July 8-19 at Camp Shield's Chapel Training Center.

  • Classes for Area I Korean workers aim at better on-the-job English

    Jul 10, 2013

    English classes are being held on a trial basis in hopes of helping Korean employees get a better understanding of the English spoken to them by American customers and supervisors.

  • Fourth of July fest rainy but robust

    Jul 10, 2013

    More than 2,000 in Area I turn out for Independence Day bash at Camp Casey

  • Garrison boosts interaction with Yongsan-gu

    Jul 9, 2013

    The 20th annual Yongsan-gu citizens' day ceremony held place on May 25. U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Headquarters and Headquarters Company soldiers participating in a tug of war match between the soldiers and Korean guests.

  • Yongsan celebrates Independence Day

    Jul 9, 2013

    Stormy weather didn't dampen spirits of the U.S Army Garrison Yongsan Independence Day Celebration, July 4. America's 237th birthday was marked by a day full of events. The day began with a 5K fun run, then the main event later in the afternoon. This year's event was almost canceled due to stormy weather, however Yongsan moved forward with it to remind people what the event represents and raise the morale of service members, families, civilians, and good neighbors.

  • USARPAC Change of Command

    Jul 9, 2013

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno hosts the U.S. Army Pacific change of command ceremony between Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski and Gen. Vicent Brooks in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013.

  • Education Priority: Work begins on Hale Kula renovation and expansion

    Jul 9, 2013

    Monday marked a pivotal moment in Hale Kula Elementary School's 54-year history when teachers, students and honorable guests gathered at the school, here, for a groundbreaking ceremony to begin a much-needed renovation and expansion of the campus.

  • Hawaii's commissaries are found as 'most valuable' in world

    Jul 9, 2013

    The latest formal Price Comparison Study, issued by the Defense Commissary Agency in June, reports Hawaii's commissaries lead the world in customer savings.

  • Big Brother or Big Sister military-keiki mentoring offered

    Jul 9, 2013

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters Hawaii (BBBS) is partnering with schools, corporations and others in the community to pair children ("Littles") with carefully screened and trained volunteer mentors ("Bigs") to change lives for the better, forever.

  • Korean War veteran tells story of littlest survivors

    Jul 9, 2013

    The Korean War veteran who established the Korean War Children's Memorial in Washington state will return to South Korea this July.

  • 2nd Infantry Division celebrates America's 237th Birthday

    Jul 8, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 2nd Infantry Division takes part in the Area I 2013 Independence Day Celebration on Camp Casey July 4. Soldiers, Families and Civilians were able to enjoy entertainment and performances from the LG Cheerleading Team, the B-Boy Dancers, belly dancers, the 2nd Infantry Division Band, and many more during the celebration of America's 237th birthday. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Medical leaders gather for conference in Seoul

    Jul 8, 2013

    Military medical leaders from 21 nations are participating in the 23rd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference in Seoul, South Korea, July 8-12, 2013.

  • Raider homecoming: largest wave yet

    Jul 8, 2013

    Raider families and friends gathered to welcome back approximately 350 Soldiers, the largest wave to date, from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, who returned home after a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, June 23.

  • Honoring those before us

    Jul 8, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers of 2nd Infantry Division participate in the Republic of Korea and U.S. Alliance walk and Korean Demilitarized Zone Security Experience Event in Area I on June 6. The event commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Armistice Agreement and to reinforce the ROK and U.S. alliance by allowing ROK civilians an opportunity to walk among the Soldiers who defend their liberty. Soldiers and civilians were able to visit Soyo Mountain, the Luxembourg War Monument, the Independence Patriots Memorial Stone, the Freedom Protection Peace Museum, and the Typhoon Observatory. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Camp Zama volunteers feed hundreds of homeless in Yokohama

    Jul 8, 2013

    More than 200 homeless people were given food, water and provisions, July 7, 2013, in Yokohama, Japan, thanks to more than 20 volunteers from Camp Zama who took part in the "Sunday Curry Patrol," a weekly outreach event that has been ongoing for 10 years.

  • Soldiers conquer warrior challenge

    Jul 8, 2013

    Competing for victory in the battlefield is a timeless tradition shared by all nations. U.S. soldiers, KATUSAs and ROK soldiers continued that legacy during the first K-16 Warrior Challenge Cup, June 28.

  • Soldiers in Japan get additional help to build on a future after the military

    Jul 7, 2013

    Soldiers leaving the military depend on numerous resources within the Army's Career and Alumni Program for successful transition into the civilian job market. For Soldiers at Torii Station, Japan the ACAP program offers a weeklong course that features workshops on interviewing, civilian employment and a basic resume' class in addition to transition briefs to help propel Soldiers in the right direction for life after the military.

  • Corps of Engineers deepens vital navigational channel

    Jul 5, 2013

    Fuel shortages and empty store shelves are a potential reality Alaskans will not have to face thanks to the work of 45 crewmembers aboard the Essayons, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-owned-and-operated hopper dredge.

  • Communicating as a Team

    Jul 4, 2013

    The Army has over 100 military occupational specialties; more than a dozen are in communications and not one of them is the same. No matter what their specialty or unique training, the mission of the signal corps is to build teams with various capabilities to ensure commanders can communicate with subordinate units and exchange information on the battlefield or in training. One of these training events bringing Soldiers with different MOS together as a team is Combined Operation Very Small Aperture Terminal Network-Korea training.

  • Iron Horse Soldiers attend Nation Love concert

    Jul 4, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- More than 1000 civilians and 45 Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery participated in the Nation Love Concert at the Suwon Outdoor Concert Hall, June 18. Suwon City and Ministry of Patriot-Veterans organized the Love Concert to honor Korean fallen heroes. The event included several famous Korean pop artists that used traditional music to give Soldiers a better understating of Korean culture.

  • ACS accredited with commendation

    Jul 4, 2013

    Every three years, Army-wide, Army Community Service (ACS) programs are evaluated in accordance with Department of Army ACS accreditation standards. The re-accreditation process is the instrument used to validate that ACS programs are being conducted in accordance with public law, the Department of Defense, Department of Defense instructions and applicable regulations.

  • USARPAC becomes 4-star headquarters during change of command

    Jul 3, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presided over the U.S. Army Pacific change-of-command Flying V ceremony from Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski to Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, on Historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013.

  • Area I offers Korean subways class

    Jul 3, 2013

    The class is geared mainly to newly-arrived members of the Area I community.

  • Area I Soldier finds loss is gain

    Jul 3, 2013

    2ID physician assistant reaps big results in year-long weight-loss drive

  • 24 compete in combatives qualifier tournament at Camp Zama

    Jul 3, 2013

    The fourth annual U.S. Army Japan combatives tournament was held June 28 at Yano Fitness Center here.

  • Be prepared for wildfires

    Jul 3, 2013

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