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  • Korean War Slideshow

    May 20, 2013

    Official images from the Korean War.

  • 10th RSG leaders get smart on Article 15 and UMCJ procedures

    May 20, 2013

    Senior enlisted noncommissioned officers and officers of the 10th Regional Support Group assembled for a leader's professional development session May 8 at Kadena's Keystone Theater to go over military law procedures.

  • Army Teams Triumphant at 2013 Naha Dragon Boat Race in Japan

    May 20, 2013

    The Army Dragon Boat teams competed at Naha Port, Okinawa, Japan, May 5, 2013, and were the only service that could successfully sound off with the following cadence at the end of the day: "Sittin' in my dragon boat, beating my drum, Paddled so hard, til' the trophies won."

  • 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) jump from new heights

    May 20, 2013

    Members of 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) took to the skies on May 3 and conducted airborne proficiency training on Ie Shima Island, Japan.

  • 15th Brigade Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and 10th Regional Support Group officer exchange

    May 20, 2013

    The 15th Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force invited seven officers from the 10th Regional Support Group to Camp Naha in late April to learn what life is like for a JGSDF officer.

  • 10th Regional Support Group shares lessons learned

    May 20, 2013

    The 10th Regional Support Group traded in their office and living space this week for a more austere location for five days, at the helicopter landing zone on Torii Beach. But they were not the only ones present for this learning experience.

  • Military police in Japan recognize National Police Week

    May 20, 2013

    Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from military police units on Okinawa participated in a Defender's Challenge competition May 14 on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

  • Soldier defeats the odds to become USARJ Soldier of the Year

    May 20, 2013

    The Army simply defines resiliency as having the ability to "hunt for the good stuff" and bounce back from a significant emotional event to overcome a situation or crisis. It's something Spc. Mara E. Snowman, a euphonium player with the United States Army Japan Band, can relate to.

  • Soldiers earn top honors as USARJ's best

    May 20, 2013

    The 14 soldiers from mainland Japan and Okinawa displayed their warrior skills and talents to see who would be named U.S. Army Japan Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during USARJ's Warrior Challenge competition April 22-25 on Okinawa, Japan.

  • Pacific Signal Best Warrior competes for fallen brother

    May 20, 2013

    Many people compete to honor comrades who have made the ultimate sacrifice. However, in the 311th Signal Command (Theater) annual 2013 Best Warrior Competition, one Soldier competed to honor someone who was more than a fallen comrade; he competed to honor his younger brother.

  • Army Community Service Hosts Command Leadership Spouse Seminar

    May 19, 2013

    Even if spouses aren't the president of a family readiness group they can still find themselves in a leadership role within the community. This program provides the tools they'll need as a valuable member of the command team.

  • Army ROTC Cadets serve on education, humanitarian missions

    May 17, 2013

    Army ROTC cadets from all over the U.S will travel to one of forty countries with the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program this summer to assist lesser developed countries, exchange language and cultural experiences and build better relationships in these areas.

  • Hurricane & disaster preparedness must take place now, before season begins

    May 17, 2013

    As hurricane season bears down on the Pacific, from June 1 to Nov. 30, the time to prepare for a possible disaster is now.

  • DA photo lab 'no shows' waste resources and time

    May 17, 2013

    The Department of Army photo labs are experiencing 40-50 "no-shows" each month.

  • Beartree Park just a short trip from Camp Humphreys

    May 16, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- As the weather starts to warm up and families are looking for a different place to take their children, they might want to look about 30 minutes down the road towards Cheonan for a visit to Beartree Park. Beartree Park is a place with something for just about everybody. Although the space in Chungcheongnam was built to honor the Manchurian Black Bear, it also highlights the delicate balance between man and nature.

  • Humphreys opens gates for Spring Fest 2013

    May 16, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys is hosting Spring Fest 2013, May 18, from noon -- 10 p.m., at Independence Park. This event will be open post and open to everyone. The USAG Humphreys, mission units and members of our local Korean community can participate to celebrate the arrival of spring and promote friendship and cross-cultural understanding by combining U.S. and Korean entertainment, food, games and sporting events.

  • Law Day mock trial

    May 16, 2013

    In observance of Law Day, May 1, the Camp Humphreys Legal Center conducted a mock trial featuring the Big Bad Wolf vs. the Three Little Pigs before a jury of children from the Child Development Center's Strong Beginnings class. Master Sgt. John Aretz held court while the "horse," otherwise knows at Capt. Joshua Dimkoff, testified against the Big Bad Wolf in a civil trial. Wolf was suing Curly Pig for damages, accusing Curly Pig of trying to boil him alive when he headed down the pig's chimney. The jury sided with Curly Pig .

  • Sponsorship Coordinators ease Soldier transiton

    May 16, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE -- Arriving to South Korea can be a challenging situation for incoming Soldiers, but the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is working hard to streamline the process. Soldiers transitioning to the 35th ADA received special attention from "Sponsorship Coordinators" at Osan Air Base, May 14. These dedicated sponsorship staff communicate with the incoming Soldiers to help ease the transition process, said Sgt. Austin White, one of the unit sponsorship coordinators.

  • HAS students perform in 'end of year' program

    May 16, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Where there is a beginning, there also is an end. That is the circle of our life. Before closing this year, the Humphreys American School hosted its end of the year performance May 9 near the front entrance of the Middle School. Due to expected inclement weather, the concert was moved one day earlier.

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder: U.S., Filipino Soldiers train to purify water

    May 16, 2013

    A team of U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians helped the Filipino people purify more than 14,000 gallons of water during a joint military exercise in April. The water-purification project, part of the Balikatan 2013 Exercise, demonstrates the U.S. military's significant commitment to stand "shoulder-to-shoulder" during military operations as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions in the Pacific region, said Jim Muldoon, the science advisor assigned to U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • USARPAC Soldiers keep their lifesaving skills fresh

    May 16, 2013

    Combat Medics play an important role in the Army, providing first aid and trauma care to wounded Soldiers but they can't be everywhere at once and when the call for "Medic!" goes out, the first person who responds may not be an actual medic.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts Steel Zenith Field Training Exercise

    May 16, 2013

    PAJU, South Korea -- 2nd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, and 4th Chemical Company, 23rd Chemical Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, conduct decontamination training at Saint Barbara's Training Area in Paju, South Korea, May 13-17, 2013. Both the battalion Soldiers also trained with the Republic of Korea army's 9th Division, 26th Regiment, to test their systems and capabilities together, decreasing their response time to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. The training is designed to increase readiness to defend the ROK and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Army Photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Yudh Abhyas enhances US, Indian Army partnership

    May 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Pacific sponsored a bilateral training exercise between the U.S. and Indian Army May 3-17 focused on the two country's cultures, weapons training and tactics.

  • Supporters thanked for KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week success

    May 15, 2013

    To recognize the successful 2013 KATUSA & U.S. Soldier Friendship Week, supporters and leaders of companies, brigades and battalions from ROK and U.S. enjoyed an appreciation ceremony and luncheon here, May 14.

  • Signal Soldiers honored as best in Pacific

    May 15, 2013

    Eight Soldiers from across the Pacific contended for the titles of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during the annual NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition held here May 2-8.

  • Consumer official briefs troops

    May 15, 2013

    Feds stand ready to help servicemembers with consumer financial woes.

  • Army operations on Korean Peninsula protected from sequestration

    May 14, 2013

    Army operations on the Korean Peninsula remain a top priority and are being protected from the impacts of sequestration, said the Army Pacific Commander.

  • U.S. troops join residents on Seoul mountain walk

    May 13, 2013

    American troops, civilians and family members took on one of the most prominent peaks in South Korea's capital city, May 11, 2013, together with a million of their closest friends.

  • Army Museum brings history to life May 18

    May 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii and Hawaii Army Museum Society at Fort DeRussy is honoring the men and women of our nation's armed forces with its Annual Living History Day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 18, 2013.

  • School assignments show multiple changes this fall

    May 13, 2013

    In the fall, as students return to school, Aug. 5, 2013, there will be multiple changes to where elementary children are required to attend school.

  • Summer camps crafted for military youth offered

    May 13, 2013

    Operation Military Kids (OMK), in collaboration with the YMCA of Honolulu Camp Erdman, is offering two upcoming summer camps for military youth.

  • Johnson thanks U.S. Army Air Defenders in South Korea

    May 10, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Eighth Army commanding general thanked U.S. Army Air Defenders for their service on the Korean Peninsula May 9.

  • GPO hosts 2ID soldiers on culture tours

    May 10, 2013

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

  • Hui `O Na Wahine awards welfare grants

    May 10, 2013

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

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

    May 10, 2013

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

  • Honoring Fort Wainwright's Heritage

    May 9, 2013

    Fort Wainwright has rich, unique history

  • Graduation day

    May 9, 2013

    Soldiers, airmen and Family members celebrate college graduation

  • Spotlight on...Kerry L. Luke

    May 9, 2013

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

  • 2013 Volunteer of the Year credits family for support

    May 9, 2013

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

  • New Army Family Housing 'officially' opens

    May 9, 2013

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

  • DMZ visit

    May 9, 2013

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

  • 6-52 ADA events bring focus on SA prevention

    May 9, 2013

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

  • Soldiers make friends with visitors to air show

    May 9, 2013

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

  • Seoul prepares for biological terrorism threat

    May 9, 2013

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

  • Leave the nests alone

    May 8, 2013

    Disturbing active birds' nests could land you in trouble.

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

    May 8, 2013

    Military youth works hard and achieves goals.

  • Civilian leaders and residents come out for listening session

    May 8, 2013

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

  • Fort Wainwright observes Earth Day with fair

    May 8, 2013

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

  • Cinco de Mayo kicks off spring

    May 8, 2013

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

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

    May 8, 2013

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

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

    May 8, 2013

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

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

    May 7, 2013

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

  • Alaska paratroopers honor Navy's newest ship

    May 7, 2013

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

  • Gaining cultural experience through tactical training

    May 7, 2013

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

  • Eighth Army hosts combatives tournament

    May 6, 2013

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

  • Asian-American and Pacific Islander heritage month

    May 6, 2013

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

  • Torii Station Soldiers visit Iwo Jima

    May 6, 2013

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

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

    May 6, 2013

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

  • Camp Casey Library Re-opens

    May 5, 2013

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

  • Earth Day Poster Contest Captures Earth's Plight

    May 5, 2013

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

  • Johnson thanks South Korean business leaders in Seoul

    May 3, 2013

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

  • Eighth Army Soldiers teach English to students

    May 3, 2013

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

  • JBLM enters peak moving season

    May 3, 2013

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

  • US, Philippines partner for Exercise Balikatan 2013

    May 3, 2013

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

  • Earth Day festival promotes respect for Native Hawaiian culture

    May 3, 2013

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

  • Hundreds attend annual IPC Kalakaua Earth Day Festival

    May 3, 2013

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

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

    May 3, 2013

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

  • Hawaiian concert series will offer cultural insights

    May 3, 2013

    Hawaiian music is known and celebrated across the world.

  • ACS target jobs, work Hawaiian style

    May 3, 2013

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

  • Hawaii Army Tax Centers end busy season

    May 3, 2013

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

  • Abdominal obesity poses threat

    May 2, 2013

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

  • Combined Troop Aid Center holds grand opening

    May 2, 2013

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

  • Lions battalion celebrates return to ROK

    May 2, 2013

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

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

    May 2, 2013

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

  • Ask the Dietitian: May 2013

    May 2, 2013

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

  • KATUSA program, Friendships developed last a lifetime

    May 2, 2013

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

  • American, Korean scouts receive awards

    May 2, 2013

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

  • USAG Yongsan, Seoul firefighters team-up

    May 2, 2013

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

  • 'Amazing Race' comes to Camp Humphreys

    May 2, 2013

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

  • Eighth Army commander thanks emergency responders

    May 2, 2013

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

  • Environmental professionals meet green Yongsan

    May 2, 2013

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

  • Spring Fling provides treasure hunt market

    May 1, 2013

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

  • 2ID welcomes new deputy commanding general

    May 1, 2013

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

  • 25th Infantry Division activates Lightning Academy

    May 1, 2013

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

  • USFK, DoD enlisting bone marrow donors

    Apr 30, 2013

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

  • Camp Zama shows appreciation to military children all month long

    Apr 30, 2013

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

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

    Apr 30, 2013

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

  • Soldier nominated for Outstanding Community Service

    Apr 30, 2013

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

  • Officers "embrace the suck" for Crossfit competition

    Apr 30, 2013

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

  • Soldier defeats odds to become USARJ Soldier of the Year

    Apr 30, 2013

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

  • 26th Concrete Detachment helps to preserve aviation history

    Apr 30, 2013

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

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

    Apr 30, 2013

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

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

    Apr 30, 2013

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

  • Soldiers earn top honors as USARJ's best

    Apr 29, 2013

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

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

    Apr 29, 2013

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

  • Theater Signal Command observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 29, 2013

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

  • Waianae JROTC distinguishes itself

    Apr 29, 2013

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

  • DPW releases area water quality reports

    Apr 29, 2013

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

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

    Apr 26, 2013

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

  • Area I braces for mold season

    Apr 26, 2013

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

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